The year began with ongoing recovery efforts from the October 2018 flood that damaged hundreds of properties around the Highland Lakes area, but it didn’t take long for the community to regain its stride. Home Zone opened in February. The Residences at Panther Hollow and Harbor Freight Tools celebrated their grand openings in April, along with the new Harmony Park on Main Street. Work began on 209 Main (the old police station) in May; this property will be a multi-tenant retail building that will house an expanded Redid, among others. In June, Jardin Corona and Fiesta Winery opened in Old Oak Square, and the inaugural Slide Marble Falls event took place down the Third Street hill. Blue Suede Shoes and Pam’s Pearl opened in the Market on H. In all, 49 businesses opened or expanded in Marble Falls in 2019. Marble Falls ISD began work on a $55 million bond initiative designed to improve safety and security and replace aging systems on every campus in the district. Phase 1a of the City’s Park Improvement Plan--which included parking, trails, and a new beach at Lakeside Park--was completed just in time for the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce to set up the Walkway of Lights for the 29th year.