Marble Falls trying to nab graffiti vandal

MARBLE FALLS, Texas (KXAN) — Vandals left their mark in a quiet Hill Country town over the last few weeks, tagging several buildings and cars with graffiti.

Julie Silva and her 5-year-old son Maddox love playing ball at Westside park in Marble Falls.

“This is a privilege, a getaway, a break. It’s time out of the house,” said Silva, who lives nearby. “It’s something that he looks forward to, not something that we want to be disappointed by. But recently vandals tagged the playground with graffiti.”

The vandals tagged buildings, cars, parks all up and down this neighborhood they even tagged the cornerstone church here in the city’s west side.

Police say a squad car was also tagged. Cleaning up the damage cost the city hundreds of dollars, but so far police have no leads, and have made no arrests.

“It is pretty sad,” said Tia Wooten. “You don’t usually see that in this area.”

Silva and Maddox are just glad the city could clean up the eyesore and get the park back to normal.

“It’s just a reminder,” Silva said, “that no matter where we go there’s going to be down right dirty and ugly.”

Police says most of the damage falls under misdemeanor charges, except for the church which is a state jail felony. Authorities have yet to make any arrests.

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