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Police capture federal prison escapee in Burnet

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — An escapee from a Bastrop minimum security federal prison is back in custody after Burnet police located the man in a residence in the 1600 block of West Buchanan Drive (Texas 29) about 11 p.m. Dec. 15. Several agencies assisted in a standoff, but police were able to take Jimmy […]

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Burnet capital murder suspect released on $500,000 bond

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — County records show 21-year-old Garrett James Ballard, who faces a capital murder of multiple persons charge for allegedly gunning down two of his friends, was released from the Burnet County Jail on Dec. 8 on a $500,000 surety bond.

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Burnet considers no-smoking rules for private businesses

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — City officials are considering expanding Burnet’s non-smoking regulations from city-owned buildings and facilities into private businesses and other spaces where the public frequents.

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Two fatal accidents over weekend on same stretch of Texas 29

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Wet weather could be to blame in a one-vehicle rollover Nov. 21 that killed a Nolanville man on Texas 29 in Llano County, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Two days later, a Burnet man died in an accident involving a motorcycle on the same stretch of roadway. […]

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Burnet police: No evidence of sexual assault at high school

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Burnet Police Department is not filing any charges after an investigation into a possible sexual assault that occurred during a Nov. 7 home high school football game.

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Burnet firefighters burn down vacant house in training exercise Nov. 19

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — As a fire consumed a vacant house and a nearby storage building Nov. 20, the Burnet Fire Department just let it burn. Firefighters ensured the blaze didn’t spread beyond the two structures and worked to save one large tree.

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Burnet police, BCISD investigating alleged sexual assault at football game

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet police and the Burnet school district are investigating a possible sexual assault that occurred Nov. 7 during the final home football game. According to Burnet Consolidated Independent School District officials, the alleged indecent happened on the practice fields of the Bulldog Stadium complex.

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Survey seeks input on possible Burnet County convention center

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — As the Burnet County judge, Donna Klaeger heard a lot about what the county needed. Some ideas were, well, not quite right for the area. Other ideas, though, were worth thinking about. One such concept revolved around making Burnet County not just a travel destination but a conference/convention […]

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Burnet CISD athletic facilities get boost from $26.7 million bond

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — A day after Burnet Consolidated Independent School District voters passed a $26.7 million bond, athletic director Kurt Jones expressed gratitude. That’s because voters approved upgrades to Bulldog Field, which equaled 6 percent of the overall bond, around $1.6 million.

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Long investigation in Burnet County nets alleged major meth supplier

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested a man Oct. 17 who they believe supplied the majority of methamphetamine to local users.

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Donation to Burnet High School to help purchase laptops

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — D.I.J. Construction has donated more than $12,000 to the Burnet High School science department for the purchase of laptop computers. The Burnet Consolidate Independent School District board of trustees approved accepting the $12,403.25 donation during its regular board meeting Oct. 20.

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Two dead in two separate wrecks in Burnet, Travis counties

FROM STAFF REPORTS SPICEWOOD — Weekend accidents have resulted in the death of two people, one of them on a motorcyle, on roadways in Travis and Burnet counties, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. A Columbiaville, Michigan, man died Oct. 18 after a collision between a car and a pickup pulling a trailer […]

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Ebola brings ‘heightened awareness’ for emergency crews

DANIEL CLIFTON and CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — When Marble Falls Area EMS crews responded to a woman in Horseshoe Bay on the morning of Oct. 14 who was exhibiting symptoms possibly similar to ebola, staff went in prepared for the worst. “It was the first time to use our (high-contagion) plan,” […]

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Burnet man charged with intoxication manslaughter in Marble Falls crash

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Police charged a 26-year-old Burnet man with intoxication manslaughter for the death of a Granite Shoals woman after tests determined the suspect’s blood-alcohol content was three times over the legal limit.

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