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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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Burnet man dies in motorcycle accident on Park Road 4

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A 59-year-old Burnet man died July 20 after the motorcycle he was driving crashed on Park Road 4. Texas Department of Public Safety officials said James Chandler was driving his 1997 Kawasaki Vulcan east on Park Road 4 when he failed to negotiate a left-hand curve. The motorcycle left the [...]

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Burnet school officials talk $26M bond, tax rate

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Action taken by the Texas Legislature almost four years ago reared its head during a Burnet Consolidated Independent School District discussion on a proposed bond package, teacher pay and campus maintenance.

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Burnet man pleads guilty to killing his grandfather

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — A 24-year-old man will spend at least 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to murdering his grandfather in November 2013.

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Burnet police investigating death of 2-year-old girl

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old Burnet girl at a residence on the northeast side of town. According to officials, foul play is not suspected at this time, but the incident remains under investigation.

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Little League tournaments bringing teams, visitors and their money to Burnet

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond is the site of two Little League District 26 Baseball tournaments. The first is the 9- and 10-year-old Minors tournament from June 21 to July 1. The other is the 14-year-old Juniors event that begins June 28 and ends July 3.

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