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EPA proposes investigation into contaminated water wells

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BERTRAM — The federal government is expected to launch an investigation and provide funding to clean up as many as nine contaminated water wells in Burnet County, officials said. Tests identified the contaminant as a “plume of tetrachloroethylene” (PCE), typically known for its use in dry-cleaning fluid and degreasing materials […]

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Burnet school district officials worked with the company installing artificial turf at Bulldog field so graduation ceremonies could be held at the stadium. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Burnet High School graduation ceremony returning to Bulldog Field

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Two days after Burnet school district officials announced the 2015 Burnet High School graduation was moving from Bulldog Field to the high school gym, they found a way to return it to the traditional outdoor venue. (more…)

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Burnet graduation moved to gym due to field renovations

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Upcoming renovations of the turf and track at Bulldog Field have forced officials to move the 2015 Burnet High School graduation, set for May 29, to the school’s gymnasium. Officials at Burnet Consolidated Independent School District released a statement on the decision March 25. (more…)

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Burnet High School getting artificial turf, new track in April

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The Burnet school district will contract with Symmetry Turf to install artificial turf and a track at Bulldog Field. Burnet Consolidated Independent School District board members approved the contract at a regular meeting March 23. (more…)

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Burnet Middle School interim principal officially takes position

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Burnet Consolidated Independent School District board members have dropped the interim in Steve Grant’s title. They now simply refer to him as Burnet Middle School Principal Steve Grant. The board approved his hire during its regular meeting March 23. (more…)

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Burnet school bus collides with pickup; eight sent to ER

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Emergency crews transported at least eight people, including six students, to area emergency rooms March 6 with non-serious injuries after a pickup truck collided with a Burnet Consolidated Independent School District school bus just west of the city, officials say. (more…)

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Icy conditions might be to blame for Burnet fatality on Texas 29

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A 37-year-old Fredericksburg man died Feb. 28 after the van he was driving collided with semi-truck sliding sideways on Texas 29 just east of Burnet. (more…)

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Burnet CISD forum to focus on bond, state education news

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Keith McBurnett is hosting a Spring Community Forum on Feb. 12. The event is 6:30 p.m. at the BCISD Central Office board room, 208 E. Brier St. (more…)

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On Feb. 8, the historic Craddock house was moved to its new home at Airy Mount on the eastern edge of Burnet where it will be a restaurant. After turning off Texas 29, the truck pulling the house temporarily got stuck in the field before making the final feet up a hill to its new permanent location. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Burnet’s Craddock house has new home, new purpose

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — When crews went to move the historic Craddock house on its final journey Feb. 8, they found red high heels and a handmade cardboard sign that read “Is This Kansas?” under it. (more…)

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Faglie House Moving of Bertram moved the historic Craddock House from its foundation on Jackson and Boundary streets in Burnet on Feb. 6. The house was moved two blocks to the Vanderveer Street Church of Christ parking lot on Texas 29 in preparation for its final move Feb. 8, which will begin early that day and is expected to impede traffic to some degree. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Craddock House off its lot in preparation for big move

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — After more than 100 years, the historic Craddock House will spend its first night away from Jackson and Boundary streets. (more…)

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Marble Falls, Burnet school districts see fuel cost savings

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Burnet and Marble Falls school districts are enjoying the benefits of lower fuel costs, but where the savings goes depends on the needs of students. (more…)

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Burnet city leaders and building industry officials broke ground in 2013 on the first of six properties purchased by the Burnet Economic Development Corp., which launched a program to spur the residential market and create jobs. The groundbreaking was attended by Burnet EDC board members Mark Lewis (left), Milton Phair, Ben Farmer, Philip Thurman, Cary Johnson and Wayne Brown and City Manager David Vaughn. File photo

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. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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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.” (more…)

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