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Burnet’s My Town project to build more homes as family moves in

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — A family has moved into the first home built through Burnet’s private-public housing expansion project called My Town, while construction continues on two more homes and economic development leaders purchase additional lots.

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Police: Burnet businesses targeted in gas bill scams

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A couple of scams targeting gas customers have Burnet police and officials asking residents to be vigilant if somebody calls them over the phone demanding payment. According to the Burnet Police Department, suspects contacted two local businesses claiming to represent TXU Gas and Atmos Gas.

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Upgraded bond rating saves money for BCISD, taxpayers

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Burnet Consolidated Independent School District officials informed the board of trustees they’ll save some bond money, which means a saving for taxpayers. “Our bond rating was upgraded,” business manager Sarah Cervi said. “The result is we’ll get better interest rates.”

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Burnet teen claims alleged sexual contact with child an ‘accident’

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A 17-year-old male suspect accused of inappropriate sexual contact he described as “an accident” with a small child remains in the Burnet County Jail on $100,000 bond, Burnet police reported.

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Burnet schools, residents on boil water notice after second break

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A second waterline break in a week prompted city officials Jan. 29 to put several hundred residents and three school campuses on a boil water notice, according to a statement by the city of Burnet.

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Water quality ‘all clear’ in Burnet after broken line repaired

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet city officials have lifted a boil water notice after tests came back “all clear” Jan. 26 following emergency repairs on a 16-inch water line.

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Burnet police get body cameras with help from donation

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Burnet police officers are getting body cameras, thanks in part to a citizen who just wanted to help.

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HIGHLAND LAKES NEWS BYTES: Rain, downtown upkeep, falling fuel prices

COMPILED BY CONNIE SWINNEY In Highland Lakes headlines, recent rains spark interest on a drought update, two police agencies take aim at crime in their neighborhoods and two cities provide updates on revitalization projects connected to historic districts. These DailyTrib.com stories and more are coming up Friday, Jan. 23, on KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune.

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Restrictions put on Burnet County murder suspect out on bond

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Ronald J. Wilson believes the 33rd/424th Judicial District Court failed to provide his family a sense of security regarding a man accused of killing his brother, 26-year-old Travis Fox, after the suspect was released from jail without restrictions for about a month.

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Economic forecast rosy, housing market lags for Highland Lakes

CONNIE SWINNEY• PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Development plans and incentives as well as fuel prices prompted a recent uptick in building permits; however, lack of housing in the wake of a soon-to-be-opened regional hospital could drive away income from Burnet and Llano counties should cities fail to coax residential projects to the area, officials […]

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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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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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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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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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