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Thief cuts locks, steals mail at Kingsland post office

Thief cuts locks, steals mail at Kingsland post office

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND —  Authorities are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect or suspects accused of damaging property and breaking into two collection boxes at the U.S. Post Office in Kingsland, officials say. (more…)

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Jan. 11-17, 2017

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Jan. 11-17, 2017 according to Burnet County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court […]

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Kingsland residents push back against registered sex offenders

Kingsland residents push back against registered sex offenders

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER KINGSLAND — Residents of a Kingsland neighborhood say they are organizing efforts to protect children as they report an influx of registered sex offenders moving into the unincorporated community. (more…)

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Thieves destroyed property and stole items Jan. 13 at the Buchanan Dam Volunteer Fire Department. Courtesy photo

Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department break-in results in significant losses

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BUCHANAN DAM — Authorities are seeking the public’s help in finding suspects who broke into a volunteer fire department, destroyed equipment, and burglarized the building, causing thousands of dollars in loss and damage. (more…)

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Burnet County man gets 12 years for sexually assaulting girlfriend

Burnet County man gets 12 years for sexually assaulting girlfriend

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet County jury recommended a sentence of 12 years in prison after convicting Jesus Jose “Joey” Lacer on Jan. 11 of sexually assaulting his girlfriend. (more…)

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Report: Post-wielding man attacks postal worker

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BLANCO — Authorities have arrested a Spring Branch man accused of attacking two people, including a postal worker, and threatening Blanco County deputies after the incident, according to a sheriff’s investigator. (more…)

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Jan. 4-10, 2017

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Jan. 4-10, 2017 according to Burnet County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court […]

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Llano County Jail bookings for the period of Jan. 1-9, 2017

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of Jan. 1-9, 2017, according to Llano County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court […]

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Vandals caused about $10,000 in damage to a newly renovated space at the old Burnet Elementary School that is about to be utilized by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Burnet County. Courtesy photo

Vandalism a setback to renovations at old Burnet Elementary

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Vandals caused as much as $10,000 in damage to the old Burnet Elementary School, which is under renovation to be used by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Officials reported the incident Jan. 9 on the grounds of the unoccupied building, 607 Vanderveer. (more…)

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Granite Shoals man in meth ring receives federal sentence

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — A Granite Shoals man along with several others at the center of a methamphetamine operation received a sentence in federal court for dealing the illicit drug, keeping a cache of weapons, and illegally distributing cash across the state, officials say. On Nov. 22, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel in Austin […]

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The Federal Correctional Facility in Bastrop, where Larry Dewayne Hill is currently serving his sentence. Photo from BOP.gov.

Convicted drug dealer seeks new life in Granite Shoals after commuted sentence

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BASTROP — Convicted drug dealer Larry Dwayne Hill said he has a plan to live a different life when he gets out of federal prison. Hill is among more than two dozen people in Central Texas who were either pardoned or had their sentences commuted by outgoing President Barack Obama. […]

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Burnet County Jail bookings for Dec. 28, 2016-Jan. 3, 2017

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Dec. 28, 2016–Jan. 3, 2017, according to Burnet County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all persons are innocent until proven guilty in […]

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Kirk Daniel Hullum, 32, and Sterling James Teall, 26, are suspects in a Bertram-area home burglary, according to the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office. Courtesy photos

BCSO: Bertram burglary suspects barricade themselves in bathroom

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BERTRAM — Two Austin men are in custody and each charged with a felony after authorities say they broke into a Bertram-area home on New Year’s Day and barricaded themselves in a bathroom when Burnet County deputies arrived. (more…)

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Dec. 20-27, 2016

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Dec. 20-27, 2016, according to Burnet County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court […]

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Llano County Jail bookings for the period of Dec. 20-26, 2016

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of Dec. 20-26, 2016, according to Llano County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court […]

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Pellet gun-toting shooter alarms Sunset Oaks motorist; suspect sought after windshield damaged

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER SUNSET OAKS  — Burnet County authorities sent a warning to a suspect who allegedly took aim at a motorist using a pellet gun on a rural roadway recently. The incident was reported at about 11 p.m. Dec. 19 just off CR 269 in the Sunset Oaks subdivision, east of Bertram. […]

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Lampasas authorities nab Christmas car burglary suspects

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LAMPASAS — Authorities arrested three drug suspects found loitering behind a motel Dec. 22 and charged them with more than a dozen vehicle burglaries, halting their alleged holiday theft spree, according to a Lampasas Police Department report. (more…)

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Blanco County authorities need help finding rural burglars

JOHNSON CITY — Blanco County investigators are on the trail of a possible burglary operation where more than $40,000 of items were stolen from a residence in a single incident.

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Authorities, resident offer tips to avoid social media-savvy thieves

Authorities, resident offer tips to avoid social media-savvy thieves

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET COUNTY — When Burnet resident Angela Smith goes out of town, she takes a couple of extra precautions in cyberspace as well as her home space to keep thieves off her Christmas list. “I don’t share every move for the public. I would (post) usually only on special occasions,” […]

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Dec. 14-19, 2016

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Dec. 14-19, 2016, according to Burnet County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court […]

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Llano County Jail bookings for the period of Dec. 13-19, 2016

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of Dec. 13-19, 2016, according to Llano County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court […]

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The trial of a man accused of murdering two people with the rifle of his father, a Burnet County constable, started this week in State District Judge Allan Garrett’s courtroom at the Burnet County Courthouse Annex in Burnet. Defense attorney Zachary Morris (left), capital murder defendant Garrett Ballard, and Ballard’s mother, Linda Ballard, walk into the courtroom. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Designer hallucinogenic drug at center of Ballard murder case

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET —A designer drug at the center of a capital murder case has prompted a warning from drug enforcement officials in Burnet County. Results of a Texas Department of Public Safety crime lab described in the Dec. 12 conviction of capital murder suspect Garrett Ballard showed the drug used by […]

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Granite Shoals man faces child sex assault charge, criticizes investigation

Granite Shoals man faces child sex assault charge, criticizes investigation

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — A young child’s description of an inappropriate sleeping arrangement prompted authorities to charge a Granite Shoals man with aggravated sexual assault of a child, according to arrest documents. However, the suspect, 44-year-old Bryant Edward Dulin, claimed the allegation against him is false and criticized “the process they […]

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Burnet County Jail bookings for the period of Dec. 8-13, 2016

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of Dec. 8-13, 2016, according to Burnet County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court […]

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Llano County Jail bookings for the period of Dec. 6-12, 2016

The following people were arrested and booked into the Llano County Jail during the period of Dec. 6-12, 2016, according to Llano County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court […]

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DA’s office gets funding for potential Blanco death penalty case

DA’s office gets funding for potential Blanco death penalty case

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BLANCO — The Texas Governor’s Office awarded the 33rd/424th Judicial District Attorney’s Office a $223,000 grant Dec. 13 for costs associated with an upcoming capital murder trial that could potentially result in the state seeking the death penalty, officials said. (more…)

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