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Judge denies man early probation release in Lake Buchanan boating hit-and-run death

Judge denies man early probation release in Lake Buchanan boating hit-and-run death

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A state district judge on July 14 denied a request for early release from probation by a man who pleaded guilty in a Lake Buchanan hit-and-run boating incident that left an 18-year-old man dead and two others injured.  (more…)

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Crashes put big dent in Bertram police fleet

Crashes put big dent in Bertram police fleet

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BERTRAM — Authorities made an emergency purchase of a new police vehicle July 6 after back-to-back crashes in which motorists slammed into the agency’s patrol units, one of which resulted in a drunken driving arrest, according to the Bertram Police Department. (more…)

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Bertram police officer injured during traffic stop collision

Bertram police officer injured during traffic stop collision

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BERTRAM — A police officer is recovering from injuries after a van collided with his patrol unit while he was inside during a traffic stop June 24 on Texas 29, Bertram Police Department officials said. (more…)

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A truck carrying bags of fertilizer rolled over May 15, delaying traffic for about three hours. Courtesy photo

Truck carrying fertilizer load rolls over on Texas 29 outside Bertram

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BERTRAM — A truck tractor-trailer loaded with pallets of fertilizer delayed traffic for several hours May 15 after the vehicle rolled over, dumped its contents, and blocked three lanes of Texas 29 on the Burnet/Williamson County line, authorities reported. (more…)

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ELECTIONS: Llano votes ‘yes’ to liquor-by-the-drink; Brugger wins in Granite Shoals

ELECTIONS: Llano votes ‘yes’ to liquor-by-the-drink; Brugger wins in Granite Shoals

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Despite the impact it might have on their city property taxes, Llano residents gave a thumbs-up to major road spending, and in Granite Shoals, voters decided to stick with the mayor they know instead of taking a chance on a new face. (more…)

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No injuries reported in train car derailment west of Bertram

No injuries reported in train car derailment west of Bertram

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — No injuries were reported after more than 20 empty train cars jumped the track April 19 on a railway adjacent to Texas 29 west of Bertram, officials said. (more…)

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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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Top 10 most-viewed Highland Lakes stories of 2016

Top 10 most-viewed Highland Lakes stories of 2016

We’ve seen a wide range of stories in the Highland Lakes in 2016. New businesses and developments were a popular topic this year. With that, transportation issues also were addressed. Stories about crime and law enforcement are always widely read, too. We took a look back at stories posted to DailyTrib.com this year and ranked […]

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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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Cops: Man takes offense at ‘black truck’ reference, assaults Bertram firefighter

Cops: Man takes offense at ‘black truck’ reference, assaults Bertram firefighter

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BERTRAM — Additional charges could be filed against a man accused of injuring a Bertram firefighter who tried to intervene during a confrontation sparked by a reference to a “black truck” the suspect believed was a racial slur, police officials said. (more…)

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Investigators seek help in cracking rash of car burglaries

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Burnet County Sheriff’s Office and the Heart of Texas Auto Theft Task Force is asking the public for assistance in identifying a suspect who broke into three vehicles in a Lake Buchanan community. (more…)

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Cases of counterfeiting turn victims into unwitting suspects

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — Authorities have arrested a suspect and turned over a number of cases to federal investigators as they unravel a possible counterfeit money operation spanning several cities across the Highland Lakes. (more…)

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Newest Bertram police officer hitting streets on four feet

Newest Bertram police officer hitting streets on four feet

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BERTRAM — The Bertram Police Department is adding a new officer in February, one with a nose for crime, one might say. “We’re so fortunate to get this addition,” Bertram Chief J.J. Wilson said. “We had a local businessman and resident step forward with a nice donation to make this happen.” (more…)

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A man, who survived a 75-foot fall and an overnight stay in a creek bed, was extracted via helicopter Jan. 7 just off CR 328 in Burnet County. Courtesy photos

Crews rescue man from Burnet County creek bed after fall from cliff

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET COUNTY — A man is recovering from a broken leg and dehydration after he tumbled to the bottom of a cliff in southeast Burnet County while searching in the dark for a water source on a remote county road, according to the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office. (more…)

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Plug from air conditioner blamed for travel trailer fire near Bertram

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM —  Fire officials say a plug connected to an air-conditioning unit might have ignited a fire that destroyed a travel trailer on a property on CR 304. The incident was reported at 3:11 p.m. Nov. 23 in the 1900 block of CR 304 near Bertram. (more…)

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Bertram man gets 25 years for role in meth distribution network

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — State District Judge J. Allan Garrett sentenced a Bertram man to 25 years in prison after a Burnet County jury convicted him for his role in a methamphetamine operation. (more…)

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A fire destroyed a family’s home Oct. 4 just outside Bertram. No one was home at the time, and the cause is undetermined. Courtesy photo

Bertram family loses home, pet in blaze; no injuries

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM —  A family lost its home Oct. 14 after a blaze that took firefighters several hours to contain, officials say. The fire was reported about 10:40 a.m. that morning in the 6100 block of RR 1174 just outside Bertram. According to a fire official at the scene, no one was inside […]

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Man sentenced to 25 years in meth ring case in Burnet County

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet County jury on Oct. 7 convicted another suspect in connection with a methamphetimine operation spanning multiple counties and involving a large cache of weapons and a network of dealers. (more…)

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Man dies in crash near Briggs

FROM STAFF REPORTS BRIGGS — A Copperas Cove man died after a two-vehicle collision on a rural road in northern Burnet County, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The crash happened just before noon Sept. 3 on FM 2657 about a mile and a half north of Briggs, DPS reported. (more…)

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Bertram police chief resigns; city appoints officer as interim

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BERTRAM — The Bertram police chief has resigned effective immediately, citing “personal reasons,” after a year with the department, officials say. (more…)

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Bertram woman sentenced to life for murdering husband

Bertram woman sentenced to life for murdering husband

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — After more than two weeks of hearing testimony in the murder trial of Karra Trichele Allen, a Llano County jury took about 20 minutes to return a guilty verdict just before noon June 2. (more…)

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Bertram man gets 30 years in connection to major meth operation

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — The Bertram man who local and state law enforcement authorities believed was behind an operation that put between 4-5 pounds of methamphetamine on Highland Lakes streets will spend the next three decades in prison. (more…)

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KARRA TRICHELE ALLEN

Opening statements begin in murder trial of Bertram woman who shot husband

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — A jury has been seated and opening statements are underway May 19 in the murder trial of Karra Trichele Allen, accused of sending phone text messages warning she would kill her husband before she shot him in the back, officials said. (more…)

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Burnet County, schools respond to ‘non-specific’ bomb threat

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet school officials initiated a search of all their campuses after the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office received a “non-specific” bomb threat for the county April 8. Burnet and Bertram police and fire departments began conducting sweeps of all Burnet Consolidated Independent School District campuses as a precaution, officials said. The […]

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EPA proposes investigation into contaminated water wells

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BERTRAM — The federal government is expected to launch an investigation and provide funding to clean up as many as nine contaminated water wells in Burnet County, officials said. Tests identified the contaminant as a “plume of tetrachloroethylene” (PCE), typically known for its use in dry-cleaning fluid and degreasing materials […]

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Federal jury convicts Bertram man in major 2013 drug investigation

FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN — A jury convicted 44-year-old Jimmy Don Hardin on Feb. 12 of federal firearms and drug trafficking charges stemming from a 2013 investigation in Burnet County that netted more than 15 people. (more…)

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