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Burnet police: No evidence of sexual assault at high school

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Burnet Police Department is not filing any charges after an investigation into a possible sexual assault that occurred during a Nov. 7 home high school football game.

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Burnet firefighters burn down vacant house in training exercise Nov. 19

  Burnet Fire Department firefighters take part in a training exercise Nov. 20 at a vacant house on South Pierce and Elm streets. The structure and an adjacent storage building were donated to the department for training use. For a full story, see the Nov. 26 edition of The Picayune.

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Burnet police, BCISD investigating alleged sexual assault at football game

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet police and the Burnet school district are investigating a possible sexual assault that occurred Nov. 7 during the final home football game. According to Burnet Consolidated Independent School District officials, the alleged indecent happened on the practice fields of the Bulldog Stadium complex.

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Residents of condos displaced after fire in Windermere Oaks

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — Fire officials believe a dryer or an underground grinder pump might be to blame in a blaze that displaced the occupants of at least six condominium units and destroyed a complex in the Windermere Oaks subdivision. The blaze, reported at 3:40 a.m. Nov. 17, destroyed the condos within The Hill […]

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Two charged in second drug raid in seven months at Kingsland home

KINGSLAND — Llano County deputies have arrested two men after seizing methamphetamines, marijuana, cash and a firearm in a residence off Skyline Drive, according to the Llano County Sheriff’s Office.

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Meadowlakes city leaders seek input on potential police agency

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MEADOWLAKES — In a walk through the neighborhood, residents such as Dee Nolen take their time to enjoy the pace of the bedroom community; however, on occasion, Nolen has noticed motorists who disrupt the tranquil setting. “I was walking one night (on the main thoroughfare), and some kid was just […]

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Cottonwood Shores names police chief; new hire from Brownwood

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — The city of Cottonwood Shores has found its new police chief. Tom Williams, previously a police officer in Brownwood, accepted the city’s offer to be its next police chief. He will start Nov. 17.

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Cottonwood Shores has police chief candidate, hiring process

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF COTTONWOOD SHORES — The Cottonwood Shores City Council came to an agreement with city staff on the hiring process for a new police chief during a special meeting Nov. 10. The council voted in executive session to approve city administrator and city secretary Sheila Moore’s recommendation of a candidate and not […]

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Photos of Johnson Park from 1930s, 1940s needed for Lone Star Legacy Park designation

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Marble Falls Parks and Recreation director Robert Moss began putting together a proposal to nominate Johnson Park for Lone Star Legacy Park honors, he had a 127 years of history and stories to use, but something was still missing. “We have a lot of stories — […]

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Survey seeks input on possible Burnet County convention center

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — As the Burnet County judge, Donna Klaeger heard a lot about what the county needed. Some ideas were, well, not quite right for the area. Other ideas, though, were worth thinking about. One such concept revolved around making Burnet County not just a travel destination but a conference/convention […]

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Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department elects new chief

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — The Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department recently elected Travis Hockensmith as fire chief during a special meeting. Former chief Heather Hyslop will remain a member of the department as a firefighter. She also remains a member of the Houston Fire Department. Hyslop was named as the department’s fire chief […]

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Burnet CISD athletic facilities get boost from $26.7 million bond

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — A day after Burnet Consolidated Independent School District voters passed a $26.7 million bond, athletic director Kurt Jones expressed gratitude. That’s because voters approved upgrades to Bulldog Field, which equaled 6 percent of the overall bond, around $1.6 million.

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Body cameras on Granite Shoals police aid criminal investigations

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — A rural agency has become the second in Burnet County to equip its officers with body cameras to add another tool to their crime-fighting arsenal, officials say. Nine officers from the Granite Shoals Police Department started wearing the digital-remote cameras in mid-October.

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Ball is rolling on possible Marble Falls dog park

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — When the Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Commission members all voted “yea” to a possible dog playground, canines across the city wagged their tails in approval. The commission voted unanimously on Nov. 3 to recommend the creation of dog park to the city council.

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