Marble Falls Texas news


New US 281 stop light operational

By Glynis Crawford Smith

Burnet Bulletin

The traffic light at US 281 and Farm to Market Road 1855 north of Marble Falls is now fully operational, controlling stop and go traffic at the intersection.

The intersection is located right next to the Pottery Ranch at 6000 US 281. where employees say they had become accustomed to being just a little on edge, anticipating the next screech of tires.

“We are all just very happy to see this,” said Scott Kilpatrick, owner of the popular stop for locals and tourists. “Traffic moves by really fast on US 281. It has been a dangerous intersection.”

Passersby may have noticed the light, installed in February, as it began flashing this month. That is because the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) wants motorists to become aware of a new light, according to Diann Hodges of TxDOT's Austin District.


Elk hunting takes a team

Contributed/Hunter Burnham

Hunter Burnham, heir to a tradition of Hill Country hunting, displays a majestic herd bull was approximately eight years old. He says it took a team working in unison to bring him down. Read much more of interest to hunters in the 2017 Hunters' Guide from the Wednesday, Oct. 18, edition of The Burnet Bulletin, and now found here on





Highland Lakes natives and tourists with long memories remember the Burnham Brothers sporting goods store, once found on Avenue H across from the Blue Bonnet Cafe in Marble Falls, if only for its window full of rattlesnakes. It was owned by Winston and Murry Burnham, who parlayed the hunting and game calling expertise handed down by their father, J. Morton Burnham, into a successful business of national repute.

In 1961 Roy Rogers invited them to Los Angeles to teach him to hunt and call predators. Their quick success with him led to hunts all over the world. Many thousands of hunters have relied on the game and predator calls they developed.


Mild-mannered bookkeeper leads double comic life

Kim Green (as the Silver Banshee) and her daughter Cierra Jones (as Jaylah) pose before the Star Trek Galactic Federation symbol at the Alamo City Comic-Con. The mild-mannered Green, who is the office manager of The Highlander, has a geeky side that only comes out at Comic-Con.

By Frank Shubert


The Burnet Bulletin

One of the highlights of every Comic-Con International: San Diego, which wrapped another successful four days of fun and games in July, is the amazing cosplay by those in attendance.

For those who are uninitated in the ways of geekdom, cosplay — a blending of the words costume and play — is the art of dressing up as and imitating a character from a fan's favorite movie, book, comic, graphic novel or video game and the San Diego Comic-Con can be likened to the Super Bowl for cosplay enthusiasts.

A similar scene was played out not long ago in San Antonio as thousands of comic book fans, gamers and self-identified "geeks" descended upon the Mission City to show their enthusiasm for the latest fantasy heroes, heroines, villains and the artists who created them.


Comal County officer was July 4 pedestrian victim in Marble Falls

Contributed/Comal County Sheriff's Office

The Comal County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of Cynthia Young, pictured here in her official photo as a corrections officer. She was the victim in the pedestrian fatality following the Marble Falls Community Fireworks event in Lakeside Park July 4.


By Glynis Crawford Smith

Highland Lakes Newspapers

The exhilaration of the Marble Falls Community Fire Works show was shattered at about 10:20 p.m. last night, Tuesday, July 4, when a pedestrian, Cynthia Lee Young, 60, of Spring Branch, was struck and killed as she was leaving the event.

It has since been learned that young was a corrections officer with the Comal County Sheriff's Office (CCSO).

As Young and her family left Lakeside Park through Falls Creek Park area, she was struck by an eastbound pickup on Yett Street at the intersection with Main Street. Her family crossed the street safely.


Pedestrian fatality mars Marble Falls 4th

Thomas Pfeifer Jr. of Cottonwood Shores was identified as the driver that struck the pedestrian.

The exhilaration of the Marble Falls Community Fireworks show was shattered at about 10:20 p.m. last night when a pedestrian was struck and killed as she was leaving the event.

The following alert was issued at 3 a.m. by the Marble Falls Police Deparment:

On the evening of July 4th at approximately 10:50 p.m., a pedestrian was struck in the intersection of Main and Yett streets in Marble Falls. Witnesses notified first responders who were still at the Lakeside Park boat ramp due to the fireworks show. Cynthia Lee Young, 60, of Spring Branch, Texas was struck by a 2013 Dodge pick-up driven by 33 year old Thomas Pfeifer Jr. of Cottonwood Shores, Texas. Young was transported by helicopter to Dell Seton Hospital in Austin where she later died from her injuries.

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