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Bertram city secretary Evan Milliorn takes Burnet position

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BERTRAM — Bertram city secretary Evan Milliorn is returning home. After about 3½ years, Milliorn is resigning from his job in Bertram to become assistant director of administrative services for the city of Burnet. His final day in Bertram is May 8.

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Highland Lakes schools delaying classes two hours

From Staff Reports MARBLE FALLS — Area school districts are holding off on the first bell March 4 due to the inclement weather. Burnet Consolidated Independent School District, Llano Independent School District, Faith Academy and Marble Falls Independent School District officials announced just after 5 a.m. that they are delaying classes by two hours.

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Burnet County grand jury indicts seven suspects in drug-ring bust

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet County Grand Jury handed down first-degree engaging in organized crime indictments against seven people charged in December for their alleged involvement in a methamphetamine ring that spread across several counties and transported the illicit drug in from Mexico. On Feb. 4, the grand jury indicted Jeremy Joseph Childers, [...]

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Burnet, Marble Falls and Llano schools cancel classes Feb. 7 due to weather concerns

BURNET — Burnet, Marble Falls and Llano school district officials canceled classes for Feb. 7 due to winter weather concerns. School leaders issued the closings in anticipation of cold weather that could bring a mix of freezing precipitation. Weather officials placed the Highland Lakes in a winter weather advisory through noon Feb. 7.

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Burnet, Marble Falls and Faith Academy schools canceled; Llano ISD on two-hour delay

MARBLE FALLS — Several area schools are canceling classes for Jan. 28 due to inclement weather. Marble Falls, Burnet and Faith Academy officials announced the cancellation of classes the morning of Jan. 28. Llano school district is on a two-hour delay. A band of wintery mix during the overnight hours brought freezing temperature and sleet [...]

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Highland Lakes doctors report more flu cases this year; shot is the best prevention

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — This year’s flu season is poised to top the previous two years with the number of cases physicians are treating, but doctors said there are ways people can protect themselves. Get the flu shot, said Dr. Charles Michael Franz, the medical director at Seton Highland Lakes and a family practitioner. [...]

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DPS: ‘Unsafe speed’ cited as a factor in fatal wreck on remote roadway near Burnet

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Two people died after the pickup in which they were traveling left the roadway and landed in the water Dec. 7 just outside Burnet on CR 341, also known as Mormon Mill Road, according to a Department of Public Safety report. The driver, Jerry Ross, 51, and the passenger, Elizabeth [...]

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15 arrested in major Burnet County drug bust; meth originated in Mexico

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — After a six-month investigation spanning from Mexico to two Bertram-area residences, law enforcement officials announced Dec. 4 the arrest of 15 people allegedly involved in the trafficking, storing and distribution of methamphetamines. “It’s a big step in bringing down this organization,” said Burnet County District Attorney Sonny McAfee.

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Burnet, Bertram schools to host Veterans Day Tribute with community support

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Ronald Harrod says youth who realize and honor the contributions of military service men and women can strengthen and unite a community. “We need more unity in everything we do. Veterans are somebody’s family,” said Harrod, junior vice commander of Burnet VFW Post 6974 and Vietnam veteran and [...]

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Volunteers help make house a home for Bertram veteran and family

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BERTRAM — Shirley Wright watched as a small army of orange-clad workers nailed, sawed, pounded and did just about everything else needed to turn her new house into a home. “I’m just overwhelmed by the blessings the Lord has provided,” Wright said. “This will change our lives.”

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Bertram cutting back to help fund sewer plant expansion

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BERTRAM — City Council members tightened their proverbial belts to pay the difference in the bid and a loan for a sewer plant expansion project in Bertram. The city has been working toward securing funds for expanding its wastewater treatment facility for more than five years. The original engineer’s estimate, [...]

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Bertram residents should see increase in base water rates come October

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BERTRAM — Water prices in Bertram soon might be rising after the city council learned the rates did not cover operations. “(The council has) definitely been made aware that water rates are not even breaking even with our current rate,” city secretary Evan Milliorn said. “Council decided to increase the [...]

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Oatmeal Festival gets a bit of juice from younger generation

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BERTRAM — Entering its 36th year, the Oatmeal Festival hasn’t lost the zaniness that put the town back on the map. “People come back year after year to claim bragging rights to the cow chip kick-off, the goat pill pop, the toilet seat tortilla toss, oatmeal box stacking contest and [...]

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Bertram council votes to house Burnet EMS in manufactured home rather than build new structure

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BERTRAM — The Bertram City Council spent about an hour in a special meeting Aug. 20 weighing costs and time against long-term needs. In the end, a 4-1 vote for saving money and time led to the purchase of a new manufactured home to house Burnet EMS in Bertram.

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