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Burnet County lowers tax rate and boosts staff salaries

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — County commissioners adopted the 2015-16 fiscal year budget Aug. 25 with increases in employee pay as well as additional amenities and staff positions for various departments, officials say. And it all came with a tax rate decrease. (more…)

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Alcohol option makes November ballot in Burnet County

Alcohol option makes November ballot in Burnet County

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET —  A county-wide alcohol option will be placed on the November ballot to let voters decide if businesses should have the ability to sell and serve liquor-by-the-drink in unincorporated areas of Burnet County. Burnet County elections officials on Aug. 19 released that they counted 4,504 valid registered voter signatures […]

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Driver’s license offices to move out of Burnet, Marble Falls annexes

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The need for space is behind a request by Burnet County officials that driver’s license offices in the courthouse annexes in Burnet and Marble Falls find new homes. (more…)

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Llano, Burnet counties issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Llano, Burnet counties issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER LLANO — Llano County Judge Mary Cunningham says she won’t let her personal views about the federal government’s role in the  marriage debate get in the way of the mandated duties of the county in issuing marriage licenses. (more…)

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Burnet County residents can claim $2.6M in cash, property

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET —  From forgotten bank accounts to mineral royalties, Burnet County residents have left millions of dollars in cash and property on the table, and the Texas State Comptroller’s Office will be in town to help them claim their lost loot. (more…)

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Petitioners launch campaign for Burnet County-wide booze option

Petitioners launch campaign for Burnet County-wide booze option

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER KINGSLAND — A group of citizens has launched a county-wide, alcohol-option petition to place a proposition on the ballot that would allow businesses the ability to sell and serve liquor by the drink. Burnet County Committee for Economic Growth must collect about 4,200 signatures for the mixed-beverage option to place the […]

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Judge Guilford "Gil" Jones

Retired Judge Gil Jones sworn in as Burnet County justice of the peace

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After a swearing-in ceremony, a retired district judge will take his place as a “temporary” justice of the peace in Burnet County while continuing his duties as a mediator. (more…)

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Christ-Yoder Animal Shelter staying open with counties taking active role

Christ-Yoder Animal Shelter staying open with counties taking active role

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BUCHANAN DAM — Officials from Burnet and Llano counties came to the rescue of the Christ-Yoder Animal Shelter, which faced closure because of lack of volunteer and financial support. (more…)

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Guilford 'Gil' Jones

Retired district Judge Gil Jones accepts justice of the peace position

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — County commissioners on May 12 approved appointing retired State District Judge Guilford “Gil” Jones to the position of Precinct 4 justice of the peace, officials said. (more…)

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Highland Lakes voters decided city and school races

Highland Lakes voters decided city and school races

BURNET — With the results in, Highland Lakes voters have made their voices heard in the local elections. (more…)

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Highland Lakes cities and school districts holding elections May 9

Highland Lakes cities and school districts holding elections May 9

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The spring round of elections are May 9 for several cities and school districts around the Highland Lakes. Polls in Burnet and Llano counties are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. The last day of early voting is May 5. The Highland Lakes has several races on the ballot. (more…)

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Judge Edward Cutchin

Judge Edward Cutchin hanging up robe to stay active with family

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET —  With his recent retirement announcement, Burnet County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Edward Cutchin said he plans on many more years fishing, hiking and spending time with his wife and family. (more…)

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Early voting for Highland Lakes elections runs through May 5

Early voting for Highland Lakes elections runs through May 5

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — With spring in the air, it means many things, including local school board and municipal elections. Early voting for the May 9 elections began April 27 and runs through May 5. The Highland Lakes has several races on the ballot in Burnet and Llano counties. (more…)

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Burnet County, other agencies track sex offenders in sweep

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Local law enforcement along with federal and state agencies took aim at sex offenders who fail to comply with registration, address and child protection rules in a two-day operation March 31 and April 1. (more…)

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