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Burnet seeks grant to replace Hamilton Creek Park playscape

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — If all goes well, children could enjoy a new playscape in Hamilton Creek Park later this year. Burnet city officials told council members during the regular meeting May 26 that staff plans to submit a request to the Lower Colorado River Authority for a grant to replace playscape […]

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Storms flood creeks, close roads and open floodgates

Storms flood creeks, close roads and open floodgates

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Several days of soaking rain prompted floodgate operations May 26, temporarily closed city streets, county roadways and a golf course as well as resulted in one swiftwater rescue, officials say. (more…)

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Burnet's Bulldog Field to get new scoreboard along with turf and track

Burnet’s Bulldog Field to get new scoreboard along with turf and track

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — In addition to a new eight-lane track, artificial turf and black fencing, Bulldog Field also will get a new scoreboard. (more…)

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Boaters enjoy Lake LBJ on a holiday weekend. Photo courtesy of Keith Bedard/Down to Earth Aerial Photography

Residents brace for Memorial Day weekend boaters, possible storms

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS —  As the recent rains feed area lake levels, officials anticipate a busy Memorial Day weekend May 22-25 and warn about the potential for severe weather. (more…)

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Grant brings pre-engineering to Burnet elementary classes

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — In the fall, Burnet Consolidated Independent School District kicked off its new pre-engineering program for middle school and high school students. The idea was to get students involved in science, technology, engineering and math studies. (more…)

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ANTHONY RIDDLE

Burnet County jailer killed in four-car crash on U.S. 281

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet County Sheriff’s Office jailer on his way to work May 13 died in a four-vehicle collision on a rain-slicked U.S. 281, four miles south of Lampasas, officials say. Sgt. Anthony Riddle, 29, was pronounced dead at 5:17 p.m. at the scene by Burnet County Precinct 2 Justice of […]

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Burnet County Jail escapee receives 50-year sentence

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF GEORGETOWN — A habitual offender with a long rap sheet of violent crime charges entered a guilty plea and received a 50-year sentence for taking a Burnet County deputy’s gun and escaping, which launched a manhunt in Williamson County, officials say. (more…)

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Three people were displaced and one firefighter was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries from the fire.

Candle blamed for mobile home blaze

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Investigators blame a “bad candle” for a blaze May 6 which displaced three adults and caused non-life threatening injuries to a Burnet firefighter. The blaze was reported at 3:11 p.m. on May 6 in the 1000 block of CR 340. (more…)

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Burnet Consolidated Independent School District administrators and Burnet H-E-B managers and directors gathered in celebration of BCISD winning H-E-B’s Small School District Excellence in Education Award. The district received $50,000 with the honor. Pictured are Tiffany Fox (front row, left), central checkout operations manager; Steven Williamson, store director; Mark Langley, unit director; Olga Gonzales, central checkout specialist; Amy Vann, administrative assistant; and BCISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett (back row, left); Mario Alaniz, bond project manager; Shelley Reavis, elementary curriculum director; Sarah Cervi, BCISD business and finance director; Monty Young, assistant store director; Joanna Barry, drugstore manager; Oriel Villarreal, grocery manager; Matt Williams, produce manager; Contessa Huffman, BCISD human resources director; Burnet Middle School Principal Steve Grant; technology director Adam Hermes; Quest High School Principal Doug Marvin; Jim Connor, secondary curriculum director; and Jerry Blizzard, facilities and operations manager. Courtesy photo

Burnet CISD wins H-E-B education award and $50,000

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF SAN ANTONIO — Three years ago, Burnet Consolidated Independent School District was facing a projected $1.5 million deficit and another year without pay raises for employees. Officials wanted to take a closer look at the curriculum to see if the needs of students were being met. (more…)

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SCOTT REYNOLDS

Man accused of tying Burnet County woman to chair against her will

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET —  A frantic 9-1-1 call led police to an alleged victim who claims a man she knows tied her to a chair against her will at a residence west of Burnet, according to a statement by the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office. (more…)

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MICHAEL BERRY

BCSO: Woman’s dogs chase away home invader; suspect arrested

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET COUNTY — Authorities have arrested a man accused of going into a woman’s home uninvited even after being chased away by her dogs, according to the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office. (more…)

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Weekend events tackle traffic issues, prepare for influx to Burnet County

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Motorists can expect delays and should exercise more caution April 25 as several events, including an air show and a triathlon, get underway in Burnet and Marble Falls, officials say. (more…)

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Alexander Solis III, 38, of Burnet was charged with deadly conduct after an incident April 18 at Haley Nelson Park in Burnet.

Washer competition brawl at Burnet park leads to deadly conduct charge

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET  — A family feud led to a charge of deadly conduct after a suspect discharged a weapon in the air to try to break up a fight, according to Burnet police. (more…)

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Grady Hodge, 43, of Wyoming faces charges of sexual assault of a child in Burnet County.

Wyoming man charged with sexual assault of a child in Burnet County

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Wyoming man sentenced to at least 60 years behind bars in the Cowboy State for sexual abuse of a child is in the Burnet County Jail awaiting trial on similar charges here. (more…)

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