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Police capture federal prison escapee in Burnet

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — An escapee from a Bastrop minimum security federal prison is back in custody after Burnet police located the man in a residence in the 1600 block of West Buchanan Drive (Texas 29) about 11 p.m. Dec. 15. Several agencies assisted in a standoff, but police were able to take Jimmy […]

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Horseshoe Bay police charge former housekeeper in burglary cases

FROM STAFF REPORTS HORSESHOE BAY — Authorities have recovered about $15,000 worth of reported stolen merchandise and arrested a Granite Shoals woman after an investigation into a rash of burglaries, according to the Horseshoe Bay Police Department.

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Marble Falls to put donated land to use at ‘Greens’ soccer fields

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department is examining how to best use an acre of donated land to benefit The Greens soccer fields at Avenue K. The Marble Falls Housing Authority made the donation, said Parks and Recreation Director Robert Moss.

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Burnet capital murder suspect released on $500,000 bond

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — County records show 21-year-old Garrett James Ballard, who faces a capital murder of multiple persons charge for allegedly gunning down two of his friends, was released from the Burnet County Jail on Dec. 8 on a $500,000 surety bond.

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Controlled burn in Joppa sparks hay bale blaze

FROM STAFF REPORTS JOPPA — A blaze sparked by embers from a controlled burn pile destroyed about 40 bales of hay Dec. 6 and threatened a couple of structures on private property on CR 200 just off RR 1174 in Burnet County, according to fire officials. Bertram Volunteer Fire Department firefighters arrived at the scene […]

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Two-car collision on U.S. 281 at Max Starcke Dam Road injures 6

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A driver told investigators he swerved to miss what he thought was a box in the roadway resulting in a two-car collision that sent six people to Austin-area hospitals Dec. 6, according to a Marble Falls police report. The collision happened just after 7 p.m. that Saturday south of […]

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Two Kingsland meth busts in one day; cases on the rise

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND— Authorities made back-to-back drug arrests Dec. 3 on methamphetamine possession charges in an area of Llano County experiencing an uptick in cases involving the dangerous drug, officials say.

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Burnet considers no-smoking rules for private businesses

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — City officials are considering expanding Burnet’s non-smoking regulations from city-owned buildings and facilities into private businesses and other spaces where the public frequents.

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Community helps Windermere families pick up the pieces after fire

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF SPICEWOOD — When Marvin Alcorn went back into his neighbor’s condo and found the disabled man’s cat in a bedroom, he realized he had little time. “(The cat) was scared and trying to hide instead of getting out. It was really hot,” Alcorn said. “That end of the building was […]

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Two fatal accidents over weekend on same stretch of Texas 29

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Wet weather could be to blame in a one-vehicle rollover Nov. 21 that killed a Nolanville man on Texas 29 in Llano County, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Two days later, a Burnet man died in an accident involving a motorcycle on the same stretch of roadway. […]

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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

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — As a fire consumed a vacant house and a nearby storage building Nov. 20, the Burnet Fire Department just let it burn. Firefighters ensured the blaze didn’t spread beyond the two structures and worked to save one large tree.

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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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