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Man killed after crashing into back of Burnet school bus

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — A 34-year-old man died April 21 after the car he was driving crashed into the back of a Burnet Consolidated Independent School District bus on Texas 29. (more…)

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Burnet Police Department Officer Kuso (left), a 2-year old German shepherd, and Officer Mark Edwards, Kuso’s handler and partner. Courtesy photo

Officer Kuso reports for duty at Burnet Police Department

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A new officer who specializes in finding lost children and seniors as well as sniffing out drugs, has joined the Burnet Police Department. Officer Kuso, a 2-year-old German shepherd, became a Burnet police officer in early April. (more…)

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Task force hunts for Burnet sex offender who failed to register

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A recently probated sex offender has disappeared after failing to register with the Burnet Police Department, so authorities launched a fugitive task force to track him down as additional charges loom, authorities said. Aaron Dehart, 21, was accused of molesting a child under 4 years old involving an […]

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Burned body that of man under investigation in child porn case

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A San Antonio man whose death was ruled a suicide after his body was found in a burning vehicle in Lake Victor last June was under investigation by Bexar County authorities in connection with a child pornography case, according to the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office. (more…)

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The Burnet Economic Development Corp. has restarted renovations to the Badger Building in an effort to coax a tenant and help spur economic growth in the downtown area. File photo

Burnet EDC moves forward with proposed Badger Building renovation

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet Economic Development Corp. officials have relaunched renovation plans for the historic downtown Badger Building aimed at making the space more attractive for a commercial venture. (more…)

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Burnet police add child rape charge in sexual assault case

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Authorities have filed additional charges March 30 against a man accused of sexually assaulting and holding a woman against her will as her two small children watched, according to a Burnet Police Department report. (more…)

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Highland Lakes cities offer spring cleaning drop-off events

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Nothing helps usher in spring like clearing property, cleaning out the garage, and getting rid of old household junk. “Spring is a bonus. It’s always a renewed optimism for me,” Granite Shoals City Manager Ken Nickel said. “My wife has a list of chores for me to […]

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Burnet man arrested on sexual assault, kidnapping charges

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet police on March 28 arrested a 55-year-old man on charges of aggravated sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping. According to a Burnet Police Department media release, the suspect, Danny Cude, allegedly broke into a apartment, where he found a woman and two children. The suspect allegedly had a knife, which […]

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City manager: Proposed development would add to Burnet’s affordable home market

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — After sitting idle for almost a decade, 13 acres in the southeast portion of Burnet could become the site for about 25 homes and possibly duplexes. The Burnet City Council entered a letter of intent on March 14 with Langley Homes to develop the acreage near the intersection […]

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3 taken to hospitals after armored truck collision on U.S. 281

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a collision between an armored truck and an SUV on March 7 on U.S. 281 that resulted in three people being taken to area emergency rooms, according to the DPS report. The crash happened at 2:08 p.m. just south of […]

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Burnet fire marshal issues alert after extension cord mishaps

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Two fires related to extension cords have prompted public safety officials to send out a warning about proper use of heating devices as well as the cords. The Burnet Fire Department responded to two incidents — one in January and one in February — connected to improper use […]

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Vandals caused about $10,000 in damage to a newly renovated space at the old Burnet Elementary School that is about to be utilized by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Burnet County. Courtesy photo

Burnet CISD to foot bill for vandalism damage at old elementary school

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet school district officials have paid for several thousands of dollars of cleanup and repairs due to vandalism on an unoccupied school campus and have taken steps to re-coup the cost through the judicial system. (more…)

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Upgrades to Inks Lake, Longhorn Cavern state parks on the horizon

Upgrades to Inks Lake, Longhorn Cavern state parks on the horizon

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is gathering public input on proposed upgrades and added amenities such as more trails and day-use areas at Burnet County’s Inks Lake State Park and Longhorn Cavern State Park. (more…)

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Ex-car dealership GM accused of buying show calf on company dime

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A former car dealership general manager and real estate salesman faces a charge he used dealership money to pay for a show calf instead of purchasing vehicles and advertising for the dealership, according to a Burnet Police Department report. (more…)

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Cops find stolen IDs, counterfeit documents at Marble Falls hotel; suspects arrested

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A couple faces several felony charges after authorities found counterfeit checks, stolen identification, and drugs at the Holiday Inn Express, according to the Marble Falls Police Department. (more…)

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Burnet proposes deal with developer for affordable homes on 13 acres

Burnet proposes deal with developer for affordable homes on 13 acres

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — City and economic development officials have struck a deal with a private developer to potentially build about 35 homes on 13 acres as part of a community-wide housing program. (more…)

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Vandals caused about $10,000 in damage to a newly renovated space at the old Burnet Elementary School that is about to be utilized by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Burnet County. Courtesy photo

Police arrest three juveniles in string of Burnet burglaries, vandalism

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Investigators arrested and charged two high school students and one middle school student Jan. 24 in connection with several break-ins and property damage during a two-week period. Authorities are scheduled to transport three males to a Texas juvenile detention center. (more…)

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Retired city official Crista Bromley has filed to run for mayor of Burnet. Courtesy photo

Crista Bromley hopes to return to city service in bid for Burnet mayor

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Crista Bromley might have retired from city service, but she’s not finished serving the city of Burnet. On Jan. 18, Bromley filed to run for mayor in the upcoming municipal election. (more…)

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Burnet County man gets 12 years for sexually assaulting girlfriend

Burnet County man gets 12 years for sexually assaulting girlfriend

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet County jury recommended a sentence of 12 years in prison after convicting Jesus Jose “Joey” Lacer on Jan. 11 of sexually assaulting his girlfriend. (more…)

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Burnet police officer seriously injured in U.S. 281 collision

Burnet police officer seriously injured in U.S. 281 collision

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A Burnet police officer is fighting to recover from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle collision Jan. 10 on U.S. 281, officials say. The incident happened at about 5:30 p.m. at the junction of 281 and FM 1855 (Fairland Road) in Marble Falls. (more…)

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Vandals caused about $10,000 in damage to a newly renovated space at the old Burnet Elementary School that is about to be utilized by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Burnet County. Courtesy photo

Vandalism a setback to renovations at old Burnet Elementary

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Vandals caused as much as $10,000 in damage to the old Burnet Elementary School, which is under renovation to be used by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Officials reported the incident Jan. 9 on the grounds of the unoccupied building, 607 Vanderveer. (more…)

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Top 10 most-viewed Highland Lakes stories of 2016

Top 10 most-viewed Highland Lakes stories of 2016

We’ve seen a wide range of stories in the Highland Lakes in 2016. New businesses and developments were a popular topic this year. With that, transportation issues also were addressed. Stories about crime and law enforcement are always widely read, too. We took a look back at stories posted to DailyTrib.com this year and ranked […]

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The trial of a man accused of murdering two people with the rifle of his father, a Burnet County constable, started this week in State District Judge Allan Garrett’s courtroom at the Burnet County Courthouse Annex in Burnet. Defense attorney Zachary Morris (left), capital murder defendant Garrett Ballard, and Ballard’s mother, Linda Ballard, walk into the courtroom. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Designer hallucinogenic drug at center of Ballard murder case

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET —A designer drug at the center of a capital murder case has prompted a warning from drug enforcement officials in Burnet County. Results of a Texas Department of Public Safety crime lab described in the Dec. 12 conviction of capital murder suspect Garrett Ballard showed the drug used by […]

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The trial of a man accused of murdering two people with the rifle of his father, a Burnet County constable, started this week in State District Judge Allan Garrett’s courtroom at the Burnet County Courthouse Annex in Burnet. Defense attorney Zachary Morris (left), capital murder defendant Garrett Ballard, and Ballard’s mother, Linda Ballard, walk into the courtroom. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Garrett Ballard guilty in 2014 murders, receives life sentence

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — A Burnet County jury on Dec. 12 convicted Garrett Ballard, 23, of capital murder of multiple persons in the 2014 killings of Elijah Benson, 17, and Travis Fox, 26. Burnet County District Attorney Wiley “Sonny” McAfee did not seek the death penalty in the case; thus, under Texas law, Ballard […]

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Woman faces intoxication manslaughter charge in double fatality near Burnet

Woman faces intoxication manslaughter charge in double fatality near Burnet

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A Belton woman faces a string of alcohol-related felony charges in the death of two people after a multiple-vehicle collision on U.S. 281 just north of Burnet, according to the Department of Public Safety. The incident happened at about 9:30 a.m. Sept. 3 on U.S. 281 outside Burnet, […]

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The trial of a man accused of murdering two people with the rifle of his father, a Burnet County constable, started this week in State District Judge Allan Garrett’s courtroom at the Burnet County Courthouse Annex in Burnet. Defense attorney Zachary Morris (left), capital murder defendant Garrett Ballard, and Ballard’s mother, Linda Ballard, walk into the courtroom. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Capital murder trial reveals drug-fueled night leading to double-homicide

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — What started as a birthday celebration turned deadly as details of a bad LSD trip, visions of demons, and access to a weapon led to the death of two friends and a capital murder charge for another, according to the first day of testimony Dec. 6 in the […]

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