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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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Flash flood warning/watch in effect until Halloween morning

Flash flood warning/watch in effect until Halloween morning

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Low water crossings, flooded roadways and slick streets are just a few things that have officials concerned as rains returned Oct. 30. “The ground is still saturated from last weekend, so any additional rain will quickly run off, and that means flash flooding,” said Burnet County Judge James Oakley. “We […]

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Dead Burnet pastor’s wife indicted on child sex assault charges

Dead Burnet pastor’s wife indicted on child sex assault charges

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The wife of a former church pastor faces a string of felony child sex abuse charges after a woman told police she was molested by the suspect and her now-deceased husband as a young girl for several years, according to police. (more…)

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Burnet bomb hoax texter admits sending threat as a ‘joke’

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A San Antonio-area teenage boy faces a felony terroristic threat charge and remains in custody Oct. 28 at a juvenile detention center a day after admitting to sending a bomb hoax text to a Burnet High School student, investigators reported. Burnet Police Department officials say the suspect, described as a […]

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Suspect in Burnet school bomb scare arrested in San Antonio

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — After a student alerted school officials regarding a texted bomb threat to Burnet High School on Oct. 27, law enforcement traced the message back to an individual and make an arrest in San Antonio later that same day. (more…)

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Burnet partners with developers to install water lines along US 281

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A water line project is nearing completion to pave the way for new commercial and residential development on U.S. 281 South in Burnet, officials say. Crews are working on extending about 15,000 feet of water line along the southern corridor of the city and expect to be finished next spring. […]

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Weekend weather could cause dangerous roads, impact events

Weekend weather could cause dangerous roads, impact events

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — With the possibility of heavy rains and bad weather crossing the Highland Lakes over the weekend, officials are reminding people to drive carefully and not take any chances. The National Weather Service has even issued a flash flood watch through Oct. 25. (more…)

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