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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 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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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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Worker cuts gas line near Fort Croghan in Burnet, triggers leak

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — City officials are asking people and drivers to stay clear of the Fort Croghan area after a technician inadvertently cut a pressurized side of a valve causing a large natural gas leak a little after 9 a.m. July 21. According to the Burnet Police Department, Atmos Energy dispatched a crew […]

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Historic Badger building in Burnet

Winery nixes historic Badger building partnership with Burnet EDC

CONNIE SWINNEY  • STAFF WRITER BURNET —  City officials have temporarily halted renovations of the historic Badger building after investors in a winery venture backed out of a partnership with the Burnet Economic Development Corp. (more…)

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Bulldog Field work is back on track after wet May

Bulldog Field work is back on track after wet May

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — After the wettest May on record in Texas, crews at Bulldog Field have worked from almost sunrise to sunset to get back on schedule installing synthetic turf and a new track. (more…)

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DPS: Unsafe speed factor in rollover death of Burnet man

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Texas Department of Public Safety reported that the speed of a vehicle might have been a factor in the death of a Burnet man who rolled the SUV he was driving on a rural road just outside Burnet over the weekend. (more…)

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ROT Biker Rally

Austin ROT Biker Rally drives traffic, tourism to the Highland Lakes

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — As thousands of bikers descend on Austin for the 20th anniversary of the Republic of Texas (ROT) Biker Rally on June 11-14, a spike in tourism and traffic issues could follow in the Highland Lakes. (more…)

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burnet summer concert series

Burnet sings economic praises of live music events

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A live entertainment series, infusing thousands of dollars into the local economy through lodging and sales taxes, has helped businesses expand and grow jobs, officials with the Burnet Economic Development Corps. say. (more…)

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Wyoming man gets 714 years for sexual abuse of a child in Burnet County

Wyoming man gets 714 years for sexual abuse of a child in Burnet County

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — When Grady Hodge filed a request under the Interstate Detainers Act to force Burnet County authorities to take his case to trial within 180 days, he might have been gambling that the district attorney’s office wouldn’t be able to get it done. (more…)

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Burnet YMCA

LCRA grant helps Burnet conserve water while keeping YMCA fields green

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The Lower Colorado River Authority is helping the city of Burnet conserve water while still allowing residents to use facilities to the fullest. (more…)

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Long-awaited sewer plant opening soon in Burnet

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The city of Burnet is days away from the opening of the new sewer plant, City Manager David Vaughn announced. “We are extremely excited to see this project come to fruition and see all of the years of hard work produce a product that will benefit our community […]

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Burnet Bulldog Field

Heavy rains delay work at Burnet’s Bulldog Field

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The wettest May on record in Texas has taken a toll on Bulldog Field. Burnet High School athletic director Kurt Jones said the rain — totaling about 15 inches in Central Texas — put construction work behind schedule by about 10 days. Crews are installing artificial turf and […]

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