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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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Burnet couple killed in three-car collision is ID’d

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Texas Department of Public Safety officials have identified the couple who died after a three-vehicle collision on U.S. 281 on June 17 as 70-year-old Joseph Wicker and his wife, Bonnie, 69, of Burnet.

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Three indicted in Burnet assault, kidnapping case; death ruled homicide

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A case that shocked residents earlier this year took another step forward in June as the Burnet County Grand Jury indicted three suspects for allegedly holding one woman against her will and sexually assaulting another.

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Tornado rips Bertram area home off foundation with family inside

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF JOPPA — A family of four that survived a tornado ripping their home off its foundation June 12 while they were inside launched a cleanup effort the day after with the help of family and community members.

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$26M bond for needed building upgrades, Burnet chief says

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — A considered $26 million bond package might not be popular among taxpayers in the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District, but Superintendent Keith McBurnett says when residents are told how the money will be spent, they will see the need for it.

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Burnet County Rodeo rides into town with high-energy thrills

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — The Burnet County Rodeo promises two exciting nights of excitement and fun but also a chance to celebrate the men and women of the armed forces and help battle breast cancer. Gates open at 7 p.m. June 13-14 at the Burnet County Fairgrounds, 1301 Houston Clinton Drive. Admission [...]

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Proposed $1.8M in Bulldog Field upgrades include artificial turf, bigger track

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — About $1.8 million of a $26 million bond package being considered by Burnet Consolidated Independent School District includes upgrades to Bulldog Field, Superintendent Keith McBurnett said.

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Back-to-back U.S. 183 crashes kill two mothers; 7-year-old recovering from injuries

FROM STAFF REPORTS BRIGGS — The Texas Department of Public Safety reported two fatalities on the same stretch of road within days of one another in northern Burnet County. In the first accident May 28, a 7-year-old boy is recovering at an Austin-area hospital, according to a DPS report.

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Copperas Cove woman killed in Briggs accident involving 18-wheeler on U.S. 183

FROM STAFF REPORTS BRIGGS — A Copperas Cove woman died at the scene of a collision between her car and an 18-wheeler on U.S. 183 on May 28, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report. The collision was reported at 3:40 p.m. just off the intersection of loop 308 outside Briggs in far [...]

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Burnet Fire Department settles in at new and bigger home

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Just a little more than a year after its groundbreaking, the staff at the new Burnet Central Fire Station have settled in. “It’s going great, better than I could have expected,” said Burnet Fire Chief Mark Ingram.

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