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David Messecar

String of car burglaries, stolen credit cards tied to two people

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — An alert Office Depot employee helped police nab two suspects who might be responsible for a string of car burglaries and thefts in Burnet County throughout August. But it was only a piece of a theft puzzle that stretched across Burnet County over more than two weeks. (more…)

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CHARLOTTE ELAIN ARMS and WALKER WAYNE SHAPLAND

Two get 15 years in Burnet ‘water boarding’ case

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Two people involved in torturing two women, one of which died, for more than a year in a Burnet residence pleaded guilty Aug. 27 in State District Judge Evan Stubb’s courtroom. (more…)

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Burnet school district approves higher budget and tax rate

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — Property owners in the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District could see a bump in their school taxes this year after the board of trustees adopted a higher budget and tax rate Aug. 24 for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The board adopted a budget of $32.3 million, a 5.5 percent […]

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Erik Scobie

Burnet standoff results in aggravated kidnapping charge

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Authorities took a Burnet man into custody Aug. 22 after a day-long standoff at a residence where investigators say the suspect held his estranged girlfriend against her will, according to the Burnet Police Department. (more…)

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Lightning strike ignites 50-acre blaze outside of Burnet

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A grass fire, sparked by a lightning strike, threatened a home, prompted several evacuations and resulted in airdrops to contain a 50-acre blaze in high wind conditions, officials say. The brush fire was reported about 4:30 p.m. Aug. 19 on a five-acre ranch near RR 2341 on the Texas 29 […]

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Roger Williams in Burnet

At Burnet stop, Rep. Williams pledges to defund Planned Parenthood

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas) made it clear Aug. 14 that he’ll do whatever he can to curtail federal funding of Planned Parenthood while voicing his support of organizations such as the Highland Lakes Pregnancy Resource Center. “It’s unbelievable that we have to even talk about this,” Williams said while […]

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Burnet High School Bulldog Field

Burnet stadium ready for Meet the Bulldogs, first scrimmage

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — As the Burnet High School varsity football team made its way out of the field house to sit in the home stands for its annual team photo, players made sure to stay off the newly painted track at Bulldog Field. (more…)

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After two years, Burnet lifts mandatory watering restrictions

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — After almost two years of mandatory water restrictions, city of Burnet residents can relax a bit. On Aug. 12, the city moved to Stage 1 restrictions, which call for voluntary measures. City officials are asking residents to still conserve water. Though late spring and early summer rains helped bring up […]

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Llano High School

Highland Lakes school districts meet state standards

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR LLANO — With the first day of school a little more than a week away, Highland Lakes school districts learned Aug. 9 how they fared under the Texas Education Agency’s accountability ratings, and the results show a positive direction for the schools. (more…)

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Upcoming Burnet Job Fair making beneficial connections

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Businesses from across the Hill Country will participate in a job fair Aug. 6 in the hopes of finding eager people wanting to start a career. The event is 4-6 p.m. at the Burnet Community Center, 401 Jackson St. (more…)

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A new home in the 700 block of Pierce Street in Burnet is among about a dozen lots purchased by the Burnet Economic Development Corp. for the My Town initiative, which works with the private housing industry to create more middle-income housing in the community. Courtesy photo

Burnet EDC cultivating city middle-income housing initiative

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Since Ryan Smith moved into a new house in the 700 block of Pierce Street in June, he has taken his time with the finishing touches. “Now I’m just working on getting everything set up,” he said. “Getting everything ready to turn it from a place to live into […]

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Toddler killed, 10-year-old hurt in Hoover’s Valley rollover

FROM STAFF REPORTS HOOVER’S VALLEY — A 2-year-old boy has died and a 10-year-old child is in serious condition after a pickup truck rollover on a rural road in Burnet County, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report. The rollover was reported at 2:43 p.m. July 26 on CR 116 in Hoover’s Valley. […]

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JERRY ALEXANDER

Hoover’s Valley father of 7 seriously injured in ATV crash

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER HOOVER’S VALLEY —  A father of seven fights for his life at University Medical Center Brackenridge after an all-terrain vehicle accident on CR 118 on what was supposed to be a night of fun with friends, according to family members. (more…)

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Burnet’s Bulldog Field taking shape with new artificial turf and track

Burnet’s Bulldog Field taking shape with new artificial turf and track

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The synthetic turf has been installed at Bulldog Field at Burnet High School. Now workers are busy adding some of the final touches to the turf, the black fencing around the facility and the new eight-lane track. (more…)

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