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The Burnet Fire Department firefighters push Quint 1, the city’s ladder truck, into the firehouse bay at 2002 U.S. 281 in Burnet during a ceremony Nov. 30. The push-in ceremony was a first for the city. Attendees were from the city of Burnet, the Burnet Economic Development Corp., the Emergency Services District 1, and the Burnet Rotary Club. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

New ladder truck gives big push to Burnet Fire Department

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Game changer. That’s what Burnet Fire Chief Mark Ingram called the Quint 1 ladder truck during a so-called “push-in” ceremony at the fire station Nov. 30. The city purchased the truck in June for $1.1 million. (more…)

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Joe Canchola

After recent prison release, man gets another 30 years for Inks Lake burglary

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Within four months of getting out of prison in 2015, Joe Canchola burglarized a Burnet County residence. But a jury and a state district judge made sure the 28-year-old won’t get an opportunity to do that again for many years. (more…)

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The Department of Public Safety is scheduled to relocate from the Burnet County north annex in Burnet and south annex (pictured here) in Marble Falls in January and re-open at a consolidated location at 1405 Mormon Mill Road in Marble Falls. File photo

DPS driver’s license offices to consolidate in Marble Falls

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Despite a time of growth in Burnet County, the Texas Department of Public Safety has opted to consolidate two driver’s license offices located in the north and south ends of the county into one facility in Marble Falls. (more…)

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Wife of dead pastor gets life for sexual abuse of daughter

Wife of dead pastor gets life for sexual abuse of daughter

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — The Burnet County assistant district attorney who prosecuted Misty Rae Hopkins for sexually abusing her own daughter for 14 years described the acts as “torture” during closing statements Oct. 19 in Hopkins’ trial. (more…)

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Bystanders assist victims after back-to-back Burnet crashes

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — When 27-year-old William Ridgely drove up to the scene of a crash on Texas 29 on Oct. 18, an instinct kicked in, motivating him to help the occupants —  two of whom were children —  until emergency crews arrived. He and his wife, Kaila, had just been rerouted […]

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Burnet County woman charged with shooting husband with shotgun

Burnet County woman charged with shooting husband with shotgun

FROM STAFF REPORTS SILVER CREEK — Burnet County sheriff’s deputies responded to a shooting Oct. 16 in the 1900 block of CR 128 at about 7 p.m. after a neighbor reported a woman pointing a gun at a man and then hearing three shots. (more…)

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Mother and child die in 4-vehicle collision north of Burnet

BURNET — A mother and child have died after a four-vehicle collision Sept. 3  on U.S. 281 north of the Burnet city limits, according to a report by the Texas Department of Public Safety. The collision about five miles north of Burnet was reported to dispatch sometime about 9:30 a.m. (more…)

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Terry Wayne Perkins

Burnet officers, DPS nab serial theft and drug suspect after pursuit

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A serial car thief and burglary suspect remains behind bars after several agencies tracked him down using social media and road spikes after a cross-county pursuit, according to the Burnet Police Department. (more…)

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Thieves take pickup in broad daylight at Hoover Valley Country Store

Thieves take pickup in broad daylight at Hoover Valley Country Store

FROM STAFF REPORTS HOOVER’S VALLEY — Burnet County authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating two men wanted in connection with a stolen red 2003 Ford F150 pickup. (more…)

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The former Burnet Elementary School campus opens Aug. 23 as Quest High School. The elementary classes have moved to the renovated Shady Grove Elementary School. The facility changes are part of a 2014 school bond that are coming to fruition. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet CISD upgrades campuses, facilities before new year

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Facility improvements across Burnet Consolidated Independent School District highlighted the past several months as administrators and staff members put the final touches in time for the opening of the 2016-17 school year. Teachers at Burnet Elementary School have been moving their classrooms to Shady Grove Elementary, which reopens […]

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Local H-E-B stores were pulling some Hill Country Fare ground beef products off the shelves after a recall was issued due to a complaint from a consumer regarding a small metal object found in a package of beef. Staff photo by Jared Fields

H-E-B stores recall some ground beef after consumer finds metal object

FROM STAFF REPORTS CORPUS CHRISTI — H-E-B stores in Burnet, Kingsland and Marble Falls were advised to clear their shelves of certain ground beef items after reports of a “foreign object” allegedly found in a package that originated from a meat-processing plant on the border, officials say. (more…)

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Burnet County woman gets 35 years for killing her mother

Burnet County woman gets 35 years for killing her mother

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A judge sentenced a 40-year-old Burnet County woman to 35 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to killing her mother in April 2015. (more…)

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BURNET COUNTY — Authorities have charged a Burnet man with secretly recording a neighbor with a camera he placed in her bathroom through the wall in their duplex.

Burnet man accused of placing hidden camera in neighbor’s bathroom

BURNET COUNTY — Authorities have charged a Burnet man with secretly recording a neighbor with a camera he placed in her bathroom through the wall in their duplex.

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A fire at Century Asphalt Materials on U.S. 281 prompted a temporary evacuation of about 75 residents in the Burnet area due to a concern about flammable chemicals at the site. Courtesy photo

U.S. 281 reopens and dozens return home after asphalt plant fire

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Crews snuffed an equipment fire July 6 at an asphalt facility on U.S. 281 that resulted in the evacuation of several dozen residents and the temporary closure of the highway, officials said. (more…)

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Michelle Weems

Burnet woman charged with intoxication assault after hitting pedestrian

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Authorities have charged a Burnet woman with intoxication assault after she collided with a pedestrian on Texas 29, according to a Burnet Police Department report. The incident happened about 7:30 p.m. June 13 in the 2200 block of Texas 29. (more…)

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Body found in burned car; ID sought in ‘suspicious’ death

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Investigators are working to identify a body found in a vehicle that burned in the Lake Victor area June 20 as they also try to determine what happened. (more…)

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The new truck purchased for the Burnet Fire Department has a ladder with a reach of 100 feet. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet Fire Department adds new ladder truck with greater reach

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The Burnet Fire Department is reaching new heights, and not just figuratively. The department recently added a truck to the bay with a ladder that measures 100 feet. (more…)

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Students receive treatment after YMCA chlorine overexposure

Students receive treatment after YMCA chlorine overexposure

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Emergency workers treated about a dozen Burnet Consolidated Independent School District students at the YMCA facility after a malfunction at the pool released too much chlorine into the water, officials say.  (more…)

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LACY PEARSON JR.

Burnet traffic stop nets federal fugitive

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A man wanted by Burnet and federal authorities is back behind bars after a Burnet County deputy recognized the suspect and his vehicle during a traffic stop April 23. (more…)

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Dallas Wood

Grand jury indicts Burnet man in drug overdose death

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet County grand jury has indicted a suspect who allegedly gave a man illegal drugs, leading to his death, officials say. Dallas Wood, 19, of Burnet faces a charge of delivery of a controlled substance causing the death of a person, a third-degree felony. It’s punishable by two to […]

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Elderly man dies in Burnet County house fire April 17

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — An elderly man died April 17 in a house fire. Burnet Fire Department and EMS along with the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residential fire in the 6000 block of Texas 29 at about 11:40 p.m. When units arrived, they found a single-story wood and masonry home […]

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Richard Phillip Spradling and Ronald Mason Reynolds

Two arrested after stray bullet from target practice hits motorist

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Two men face felony charges after a target practice round struck an unsuspecting motorist in the right hip. Burnet County deputies charged Ronald Mason Reynolds, 18, and Richard Phillip Spradling, 18, with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury after an incident April 13 that sent the motorist to Seton Williamson […]

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74-year-old Burnet-area woman dies in house fire

74-year-old Burnet-area woman dies in house fire

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A 74-year-old woman died April 4 after her home became engulfed in flames. Fanny Higgins was living in a residence in the 200 block of Valley Drive, located west of Burnet off Texas 29, along with two other individuals when a fire erupted after 8 a.m. (more…)

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Burnet EDC negotiating land deal to attract businesses, including national chain stores

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet Economic Development Corp. officials are considering the purchase of a 21-acre tract to coax potential national retail chains and other commercial ventures to the community. “What we’ve seen over the last several years is a significant level of interest from retailers and other businesses in looking at […]

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Burnet adopts ordinance against feeding deer due to road safety

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — In an effort to increase road safety, the Burnet City Council adopted an ordinance Feb. 23 that restricts residents from feeding non-domestic animals within 100 feet of public roads. (more…)

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Burnet County property owners continue their battle against a number of rock-crushing and quarry operations, including one that has requested the right to pump several million gallons of water per year from the Ellenberger-San Saba Aquifer. Pictured is the Oldcastle Materials quarry operation. Courtesy photos

Burnet County landowners battle quarry’s request for water well permits

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET COUNTY — Following criticism from landowners, a water regulatory board has approved a temporary 30-day permit for a quarry operation asking to pump up several million gallons of water per year from wells to handle expanded excavation, officials say. (more…)

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