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Burnet County commissioners have approved the purchase of the Burnet County Jail, 900 County Lane in Burnet, for about $14 million. File photo

Burnet County to purchase jail from private owners for $14 million

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — County commissioners have approved the purchase of the Burnet County Jail facility for about $14 million, officials say. (more…)

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New lead assistant DA has experience in capital murder, death penalty cases

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — A prosecutor recently hired by the 33rd/424th Judicial District Attorney will step into a newly created position, bringing years of experience in handling capital murder and death penalty cases as well as white collar crimes those against children, officials say. (more…)

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Evan Stubbs

Burnet and Llano counties swearing in elected officials on Jan. 1

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The new year brings some new — and returning — faces to county offices as officials get ready for the swearing-in ceremonies Jan. 1. In Burnet County, officials are gathering at 9:30 a.m. at the Burnet County Courthouse, 220 S. Pierce St. in Burnet for a reception followed by a […]

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Outgoing Burnet, Llano county judges reflect on service

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Two county judges who preside on commissioner’s and county court-at-law benches reflected on the successes of their tenures as they prepare to turn over the reigns to their replacements Jan. 1. (more…)

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ELECTIONS: Yes to BCISD bond; other Burnet County results

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet Consolidated Independent School District voters approved a $26.7 million bond Nov. 4 and Burnet County stayed dominantly Republican as local and state races all went to GOP candidates. The bond passed 3,173 to 2,883. The money will be used to build new facilities, including a multi-purpose career and technology […]

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Burnet CISD bond, governor’s race on Election Day ballot

BURNET — Highland Lakes residents can head to the polls Nov. 4 to have an impact on local and statewide elections. While national attention is focused on mid-term elections, predominately the U.S. Senate, in Texas, this marks a new page in state leadership as the Lone Star State is destined to get a new governor. […]

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Early voting runs Oct. 20-31 for election on Nov. 4

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Despite a federal judge’s ruling overturning the Texas voter identification law, officials say early voting will go on starting Oct. 20. Early voting runs Oct. 20-31. The regular election day is Nov. 4. (more…)

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Texas voter ID law to continue after appellate court ruling Oct. 14

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM AUSTIN – The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Oct. 14 issued a stay on the injunction of the enforcement of photo identification legislation as it applies to the upcoming election, according to a statement from Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry. (more…)

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Texas voter identification law in limbo after federal judge’s ruling

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF AUSTIN — Despite uncertainty about the fate of maintaining the Texas voter identification law, local election and party officials expect few issues at the polls during the Nov. 4 election. Ever since a ruling Oct. 9 by Corpus Christi-based U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos, a President Obama appointee, officials […]

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Texas testing poison to battle feral hogs

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET COUNTY — Trenton McNiel has trapped and hunted feral hogs across the area for two years and witnessed their destructiveness first hand. (more…)

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Voter registration deadline is Oct. 6 for Nov. 4 election

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — People who would like to make their voices known in the November general election need to register to vote on or by Oct. 6. (more…)

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Burnet County to pay inmate’s $280,000 cancer treatment bill

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — County commissioners expect to deplete an emergency fund balance to pay about a third of a nearly $1 million bill for a jail inmate’s cancer treatment cost, officials say. (more…)

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Firefly Space Systems, a private company expected to break ground in Burnet County, specializes in customized small rocket technology primarily used to launch small satellites into space. The California-based corporation is among a "rise of the boutique rocket firms" in Central Texas inspired by the Waco-based SpaceX program. Photo Courtesy SpaceX

Rocket company to take off in Briggs

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BRIGGS — California-based Firefly Space Systems has purchased 200acres in far north Burnet County to begin constructing small rockets used to transport satellites into space. Officials believe that once Firefly Space Systems establishes its business on the land just off U.S. 183, near the intersection of CR 210, the industry […]

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Burnet County Extension agent Wade Hibler retiring after three decades

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — After more than three decades of serving communities as an agriculture extension agent, Wade Hibler is making a change. It’s one he says is good for him and his family as well as for Burnet County. (more…)

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