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Icy conditions might be to blame for Burnet fatality on Texas 29

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A 37-year-old Fredericksburg man died Feb. 28 after the van he was driving collided with semi-truck sliding sideways on Texas 29 just east of Burnet. (more…)

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Burnet CISD forum to focus on bond, state education news

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Keith McBurnett is hosting a Spring Community Forum on Feb. 12. The event is 6:30 p.m. at the BCISD Central Office board room, 208 E. Brier St. (more…)

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On Feb. 8, the historic Craddock house was moved to its new home at Airy Mount on the eastern edge of Burnet where it will be a restaurant. After turning off Texas 29, the truck pulling the house temporarily got stuck in the field before making the final feet up a hill to its new permanent location. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Burnet’s Craddock house has new home, new purpose

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — When crews went to move the historic Craddock house on its final journey Feb. 8, they found red high heels and a handmade cardboard sign that read “Is This Kansas?” under it. (more…)

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Faglie House Moving of Bertram moved the historic Craddock House from its foundation on Jackson and Boundary streets in Burnet on Feb. 6. The house was moved two blocks to the Vanderveer Street Church of Christ parking lot on Texas 29 in preparation for its final move Feb. 8, which will begin early that day and is expected to impede traffic to some degree. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Craddock House off its lot in preparation for big move

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — After more than 100 years, the historic Craddock House will spend its first night away from Jackson and Boundary streets. (more…)

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Marble Falls, Burnet school districts see fuel cost savings

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Burnet and Marble Falls school districts are enjoying the benefits of lower fuel costs, but where the savings goes depends on the needs of students. (more…)

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Burnet city leaders and building industry officials broke ground in 2013 on the first of six properties purchased by the Burnet Economic Development Corp., which launched a program to spur the residential market and create jobs. The groundbreaking was attended by Burnet EDC board members Mark Lewis (left), Milton Phair, Ben Farmer, Philip Thurman, Cary Johnson and Wayne Brown and City Manager David Vaughn. File photo

Burnet’s My Town project to build more homes as family moves in

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — A family has moved into the first home built through Burnet’s private-public housing expansion project called My Town, while construction continues on two more homes and economic development leaders purchase additional lots. (more…)

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Police: Burnet businesses targeted in gas bill scams

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A couple of scams targeting gas customers have Burnet police and officials asking residents to be vigilant if somebody calls them over the phone demanding payment. According to the Burnet Police Department, suspects contacted two local businesses claiming to represent TXU Gas and Atmos Gas. (more…)

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Upgraded bond rating saves money for BCISD, taxpayers

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Burnet Consolidated Independent School District officials informed the board of trustees they’ll save some bond money, which means a saving for taxpayers. “Our bond rating was upgraded,” business manager Sarah Cervi said. “The result is we’ll get better interest rates.” (more…)

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Burnet teen claims alleged sexual contact with child an ‘accident’

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A 17-year-old male suspect accused of inappropriate sexual contact he described as “an accident” with a small child remains in the Burnet County Jail on $100,000 bond, Burnet police reported. (more…)

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Burnet schools, residents on boil water notice after second break

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A second waterline break in a week prompted city officials Jan. 29 to put several hundred residents and three school campuses on a boil water notice, according to a statement by the city of Burnet. (more…)

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Water quality ‘all clear’ in Burnet after broken line repaired

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet city officials have lifted a boil water notice after tests came back “all clear” Jan. 26 following emergency repairs on a 16-inch water line. (more…)

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Burnet police get body cameras with help from donation

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Burnet police officers are getting body cameras, thanks in part to a citizen who just wanted to help. (more…)

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HIGHLAND LAKES NEWS BYTES: Rain, downtown upkeep, falling fuel prices

COMPILED BY CONNIE SWINNEY In Highland Lakes headlines, recent rains spark interest on a drought update, two police agencies take aim at crime in their neighborhoods and two cities provide updates on revitalization projects connected to historic districts. These DailyTrib.com stories and more are coming up Friday, Jan. 23, on KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune. […]

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Restrictions put on Burnet County murder suspect out on bond

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Ronald J. Wilson believes the 33rd/424th Judicial District Court failed to provide his family a sense of security regarding a man accused of killing his brother, 26-year-old Travis Fox, after the suspect was released from jail without restrictions for about a month. (more…)

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