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Council approves 13% raise for Burnet city manager

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — City Council members unanimously passed a 13 percent, $15,000 per year raise for the city manager to keep the position’s pay competitive and to reflect the work of the city’s steward. Starting Oct. 1, David Vaughn’s salary will increase from $113,000 per year to $128,000 per year plus [...]

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Burnet seeks OK to stop refilling Hamilton Creek Park ‘ponds’

CONNIE  SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF  BURNET — City officials have asked the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to change a permit that requires the municipality to refill the Hamilton Creek Park waterway using well water.

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Two-car accident in Burnet claims 86-year-old woman’s life; three others still hospitalized

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — An 86-year-old woman died Sept. 2 as a result of injuries she sustained during a two-vehicle accident on Aug. 29. Burnet Police Chief Paul Nelson said Bobbye Streightoff passed away about 2:40 p.m.

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Burnet community remembers shooting victim

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The family, friends and community will gather Aug. 23 to remember a teenager who died after an 21-year-old allegedly shot him. A memorial service is scheduled for Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. at the Burnet High School auditorium for 17-year-old Elijah Adam Benson.

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Burnet CISD board puts $26.75 million bond on Nov. 4 ballot

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Board members of the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District voted 6-to-1 during its regular meeting Aug. 18 to call a bond election totaling $26.75 million on the Nov. 4 ballot.

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Burnet schools earn state distinctions

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Despite a more “rigorous” set of standards this past academic year, the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District students and staff nailed their studies.

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Authorities: Suspect admits using firearm of Burnet County constable

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The suspect in a Burnet County double homicide apparently used a law enforcement officer’s rifle in the alleged murder of two men at a residence Aug. 19.

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Burnet County investigators charge 21-year-old man with double murder

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A 21-year-old man was charged with murder after Burnet County deputy investigators found the bodies of two men at a residence in the 5800 block of CR 340.

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Burnet CISD building students’ futures with new magnet program

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Whenever a school unveils a new program, especially one that could transform a district, a campus and its students, there’s often a sense of uneasiness. But when Burnet High School opens its doors this year with a new pre-engineering magnet program, there is no apprehension at all.

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Police arrest teen after Burnet High School threat

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Burnet police arrested a 16-year-old on the Burnet High School campus after he called 911 and said he was going to kill people near the school. Police did not release the juvenile’s name.

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Burnet County authorities say missing man back home

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Del Valle man returned home Aug. 12 after a search for several hours by law enforcement in a wooded area adjacent to a subdivision off Texas 29 west of Burnet, authorities say.

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Burnet EDC buys lots to rekindle job, housing growth

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — City leaders have launched the My Town Housing Program to spur the housing and job markets as well as revitalize an older neighborhood in the southeastern sector of Burnet, officials say.

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Former Burnet football coach Jesse Abernathy passes away

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Former Burnet High School head football coach Jesse Edwin Abernathy died July 26. He was 70. Abernathy coached the Bulldogs from 1988 to 2000, amassing an overall record of 69-67-10. In that time, he led the team to the playoffs five times, including a trip to the state finals in [...]

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Burnet mother gets prison for causing her son’s death

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — A 30-year-old Burnet woman pleaded guilty July 10 to intoxication manslaughter and received a 13-year prison sentence for her actions that led to the death of her 4-year-old son.

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