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Bertram city secretary Evan Milliorn takes Burnet position

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BERTRAM — Bertram city secretary Evan Milliorn is returning home. After about 3½ years, Milliorn is resigning from his job in Bertram to become assistant director of administrative services for the city of Burnet. His final day in Bertram is May 8.

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Burnet officials clear middle school for third time

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet school officials found themselves evacuating the Burnet Middle School again April 18 after finding another “non-specific” bomb threat in a bathroom. The school was evacuated around 10:30 a.m. Burnet Police Department and Burnet Fire Department units searched the entire campus but found no evidence of a device and allowed [...]

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Students return to campus after bomb threat at Burnet Middle School

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet Middle School students returned to school about 3 p.m. April 14 after a second bomb threat in less than a week. Seventh- and eighth-grade students were moved off campus April 14 out of caution for a non-credible report of a bomb, according to school officials. Those students were moved to [...]

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Burnet Middle School student charged in bomb threat; weapons removed from home

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Burnet police said they have detained a Burnet Middle School student in connection with an April 10 bomb scare at the campus. According to a city news release, the eighth-grade male suspect was taken to a juvenile detention center, charged with false report/alarm and will have a hearing at [...]

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Burnet Middle School gets an ‘all-clear’ after bomb threat

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — An “all-clear” has been issued for Burnet Middle School by the Burnet Police Department. A bomb threat at the Burnet Middle School about 9:40 a.m. April 10 forced students and staff to evacuate the school and relocate to the Burnet High School gym while emergency responders searched the [...]

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Bluebonnet Festival in full bloom this weekend

BURNET — Are you trying to figure out what to do or if there’s something for you at this year’s Bluebonnet Festival? Well, we’ve listed a few of the things we enjoy below. Go to www.bluebonnetfestival.org for a complete list of activities and times.

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Water conservation steps vary among Highland Lakes cities

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF  MEADOWLAKES — While area communities launch into once-a-week mandatory watering restrictions, one lakeside community utilizes more than 200-year-old water rights to set its own water-management plan and avoid restriction edicts from the Lower Colorado River Authority. “We’re kind of unusual to some extent here,” Meadowlakes City Manager Johnnie Thompson said. [...]

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Burnet woman faces intoxication manslaughter charge in death of 4-year-old son

FROM STAFF REPORTS  LLANO — A 29-year-old Burnet woman involved in a rollover accident that killed her 4-year-old son faces an intoxication manslaughter charge after her lab results came back positive for methamphetamines, officials said.

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Burnet police charge fourth suspect in alleged yearlong abuse of woman

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — A fourth person faces charges stemming from a Burnet police investigation that alleges a woman was held against her will and beaten for about a year at home in the 700 block of North Pierce. This individual’s charges, however, allege he, along with another man already charged in [...]

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DPS identifies 12-year-old victim of fatal Buchanan Dam accident on Texas 261

FROM STAFF REPORTS BUCHANAN DAM — A 12-year-old Burnet Middle School student died March 18 after a car struck him and the small motorbike he was riding on Texas 261. Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Robbie Barrera said Marcus Mendell of Buchanan Dam died from his injuries after the accident.

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Burnet man faces more charges in alleged crimes after bonding out

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet County investigators added more charges to Jeffery Benjamin Dollar’s growing list after they linked him to a couple more alleged burglaries and an all-terrain vehicle theft during the few days he was out of jail following a previous arrest for allegedly stealing a car from a Burnet dealership. According [...]

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Former Burnet coach charged with improper relationship with student

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet High School baseball coach who abruptly resigned March 5 now faces criminal charges for allegedly having an improper relationship with a student. Burnet police arrested Jose Sierra, 28, and charged him with felony improper relationship between educator/student. He was booked into the Burnet County Jail on March 15.

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Affidavits describe alleged abuse, ‘water boarding’ in Burnet case

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — The alleged victim of multiple assaults at the hands of two people with whom she lived described numerous beatings and even “water boarding” during the ordeal, according to arrest warrant affidavits. Burnet police arrested two people March 12 in connection with allegedly keeping a woman confined to a [...]

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Highland Lakes schools delaying classes two hours

From Staff Reports MARBLE FALLS — Area school districts are holding off on the first bell March 4 due to the inclement weather. Burnet Consolidated Independent School District, Llano Independent School District, Faith Academy and Marble Falls Independent School District officials announced just after 5 a.m. that they are delaying classes by two hours.

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