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Burnet County woman gets 35 years for killing her mother

Burnet County woman gets 35 years for killing her mother

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A judge sentenced a 40-year-old Burnet County woman to 35 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to killing her mother in April 2015. (more…)

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BURNET COUNTY — Authorities have charged a Burnet man with secretly recording a neighbor with a camera he placed in her bathroom through the wall in their duplex.

Burnet man accused of placing hidden camera in neighbor’s bathroom

BURNET COUNTY — Authorities have charged a Burnet man with secretly recording a neighbor with a camera he placed in her bathroom through the wall in their duplex.

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A fire at Century Asphalt Materials on U.S. 281 prompted a temporary evacuation of about 75 residents in the Burnet area due to a concern about flammable chemicals at the site. Courtesy photo

U.S. 281 reopens and dozens return home after asphalt plant fire

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Crews snuffed an equipment fire July 6 at an asphalt facility on U.S. 281 that resulted in the evacuation of several dozen residents and the temporary closure of the highway, officials said. (more…)

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Burnet woman charged with intoxication assault after hitting pedestrian

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Authorities have charged a Burnet woman with intoxication assault after she collided with a pedestrian on Texas 29, according to a Burnet Police Department report. The incident happened about 7:30 p.m. June 13 in the 2200 block of Texas 29. (more…)

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Body found in burned car; ID sought in ‘suspicious’ death

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Investigators are working to identify a body found in a vehicle that burned in the Lake Victor area June 20 as they also try to determine what happened. (more…)

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The new truck purchased for the Burnet Fire Department has a ladder with a reach of 100 feet. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet Fire Department adds new ladder truck with greater reach

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The Burnet Fire Department is reaching new heights, and not just figuratively. The department recently added a truck to the bay with a ladder that measures 100 feet. (more…)

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Students receive treatment after YMCA chlorine overexposure

Students receive treatment after YMCA chlorine overexposure

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Emergency workers treated about a dozen Burnet Consolidated Independent School District students at the YMCA facility after a malfunction at the pool released too much chlorine into the water, officials say.  (more…)

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LACY PEARSON JR.

Burnet traffic stop nets federal fugitive

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A man wanted by Burnet and federal authorities is back behind bars after a Burnet County deputy recognized the suspect and his vehicle during a traffic stop April 23. (more…)

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Dallas Wood

Grand jury indicts Burnet man in drug overdose death

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet County grand jury has indicted a suspect who allegedly gave a man illegal drugs, leading to his death, officials say. Dallas Wood, 19, of Burnet faces a charge of delivery of a controlled substance causing the death of a person, a third-degree felony. It’s punishable by two to […]

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Elderly man dies in Burnet County house fire April 17

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — An elderly man died April 17 in a house fire. Burnet Fire Department and EMS along with the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residential fire in the 6000 block of Texas 29 at about 11:40 p.m. When units arrived, they found a single-story wood and masonry home […]

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Richard Phillip Spradling and Ronald Mason Reynolds

Two arrested after stray bullet from target practice hits motorist

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Two men face felony charges after a target practice round struck an unsuspecting motorist in the right hip. Burnet County deputies charged Ronald Mason Reynolds, 18, and Richard Phillip Spradling, 18, with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury after an incident April 13 that sent the motorist to Seton Williamson […]

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74-year-old Burnet-area woman dies in house fire

74-year-old Burnet-area woman dies in house fire

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A 74-year-old woman died April 4 after her home became engulfed in flames. Fanny Higgins was living in a residence in the 200 block of Valley Drive, located west of Burnet off Texas 29, along with two other individuals when a fire erupted after 8 a.m. (more…)

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Burnet EDC negotiating land deal to attract businesses, including national chain stores

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet Economic Development Corp. officials are considering the purchase of a 21-acre tract to coax potential national retail chains and other commercial ventures to the community. “What we’ve seen over the last several years is a significant level of interest from retailers and other businesses in looking at […]

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Burnet adopts ordinance against feeding deer due to road safety

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — In an effort to increase road safety, the Burnet City Council adopted an ordinance Feb. 23 that restricts residents from feeding non-domestic animals within 100 feet of public roads. (more…)

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Burnet County property owners continue their battle against a number of rock-crushing and quarry operations, including one that has requested the right to pump several million gallons of water per year from the Ellenberger-San Saba Aquifer. Pictured is the Oldcastle Materials quarry operation. Courtesy photos

Burnet County landowners battle quarry’s request for water well permits

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET COUNTY — Following criticism from landowners, a water regulatory board has approved a temporary 30-day permit for a quarry operation asking to pump up several million gallons of water per year from wells to handle expanded excavation, officials say. (more…)

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Burnet police nab four suspects in seven burglary cases

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Authorities have solved several burglary cases reported in January and February after tips, surveillance photos and police interviews led investigators to four juveniles who admitted to the crimes, according to Burnet Police Department officials. “We’ve truly had a rash of burglaries here lately. We knew once we caught one of […]

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One of the homes being built for the city of Burnet's My Town project. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet’s My Town attracts young families, making city more vibrant

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A look into Burnet’s future was the motivation behind several entities working together to help families purchase homes. Since 2014, the My Town project has built 17 homes and brought in almost 40 new residents. (more…)

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Burnet High School graduate dies in U.S. 281 collision

Burnet High School graduate dies in U.S. 281 collision

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Loved ones are mourning the death of a 21-year-old Burnet High School graduate killed in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 281 on Feb. 12 between Burnet and Marble Falls. The Texas Department of Public Safety reported that 21-year-old Jamal Brown died after he stopped to make a turn at about […]

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Burnet High School senior softball player Vanessa Escamilla (seated) signs her letter of intent to play for Cisco College on Feb. 3 Celebrating the day with her are Stephanie Bledsoe (standing, left), the wife of head coach Corey Bledsoe (center), and assistant coach Brent Kelley. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet softball’s Vanessa Escamilla signs with Cisco

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet High School senior softball player Vanessa Escamilla signed a letter of intent to play for Cisco College on Feb. 3, which was National Signing Day. (more…)

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Filing for spots on Highland Lakes school boards starts Jan. 20

Filing for spots on Highland Lakes school boards starts Jan. 20

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — While voter attention is mostly focused on the upcoming Republican and Democratic primaries in March, Highland Lakes school districts are getting ready for the May 7 election. (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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Burnet police investigate possible DWI in school bus accident

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A woman remains in custody after she collided Dec. 2 with a Burnet Consolidated Independent School District bus stopped at an intersection and carrying about a dozen children, according to police. (more…)

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Burnet, Granite Shoals and Horseshoe Bay are tackling what city council members have determined is an overpopulation of white-tailed deer causing health and safety problems in their communities, officials say. Courtesy photo

Communities battle deer populations blamed for crashes, health hazards

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Motorist safety, property damage and the potential for diseased herds have prompted several cities in the Highland Lakes to take steps to rid their communities of an overabundance of white-tailed deer, officials say. Burnet, Granite Shoals and Horseshoe Bay are three communities in various stages of deer-control efforts […]

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Drug trail, tip lead to arrests in Burnet pawn shop burglary

Drug trail, tip lead to arrests in Burnet pawn shop burglary

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Authorities nabbed four suspects Nov. 15 in a weapons burglary after a Crime Stoppers tip revealed a drugs-for-guns operation at the Ash Creek Village trailer park, according to the Burnet Police Department. Police, in a joint investigation with the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office, served several warrants on the property, 213 […]

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Burnet authorities made arrests in a burglary at Hoffy's Pawn Shop, formerly Buckhorn Pawn, 2001 S. Water (U.S. 281) in Burnet. Staff photo

Burglars steal firearms from pawn shop in Burnet

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Police are asking for the public’s help to recover about 10 handguns and rifles recently stolen from Buckhorn Pawn, citing public safety concerns that the weapons could be used to commit more crimes. (more…)

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UPDATE: 'Dangerous' fugitive with Burnet ties arrested in Austin

UPDATE: ‘Dangerous’ fugitive with Burnet ties arrested in Austin

UPDATE Roger Bernal was found under a bridge Nov. 9 in Austin and has been taken into custody, according to the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force. FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN —  Authorities continue their search for a man considered “armed and dangerous” who escaped Nov. 6 from the Austin Transitional Center halfway house after slipping […]

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