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DPS: Unsafe speed factor in rollover death of Burnet man

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Texas Department of Public Safety reported that the speed of a vehicle might have been a factor in the death of a Burnet man who rolled the SUV he was driving on a rural road just outside Burnet over the weekend. (more…)

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ROT Biker Rally

Austin ROT Biker Rally drives traffic, tourism to the Highland Lakes

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — As thousands of bikers descend on Austin for the 20th anniversary of the Republic of Texas (ROT) Biker Rally on June 11-14, a spike in tourism and traffic issues could follow in the Highland Lakes. (more…)

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burnet summer concert series

Burnet sings economic praises of live music events

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A live entertainment series, infusing thousands of dollars into the local economy through lodging and sales taxes, has helped businesses expand and grow jobs, officials with the Burnet Economic Development Corps. say. (more…)

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Wyoming man gets 714 years for sexual abuse of a child in Burnet County

Wyoming man gets 714 years for sexual abuse of a child in Burnet County

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — When Grady Hodge filed a request under the Interstate Detainers Act to force Burnet County authorities to take his case to trial within 180 days, he might have been gambling that the district attorney’s office wouldn’t be able to get it done. (more…)

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Burnet YMCA

LCRA grant helps Burnet conserve water while keeping YMCA fields green

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The Lower Colorado River Authority is helping the city of Burnet conserve water while still allowing residents to use facilities to the fullest. (more…)

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Long-awaited sewer plant opening soon in Burnet

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The city of Burnet is days away from the opening of the new sewer plant, City Manager David Vaughn announced. “We are extremely excited to see this project come to fruition and see all of the years of hard work produce a product that will benefit our community […]

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Burnet Bulldog Field

Heavy rains delay work at Burnet’s Bulldog Field

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The wettest May on record in Texas has taken a toll on Bulldog Field. Burnet High School athletic director Kurt Jones said the rain — totaling about 15 inches in Central Texas — put construction work behind schedule by about 10 days. Crews are installing artificial turf and […]

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Burnet police: Whataburger employee stabs customer

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Whataburger employee is behind bars after allegedly stabbing a customer in the parking lot of the eatery, according to police. The incident happened sometime after 10 a.m. June 1 at the restaurant, 402 Texas 29, according to the report. (more…)

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Burnet seeks grant to replace Hamilton Creek Park playscape

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — If all goes well, children could enjoy a new playscape in Hamilton Creek Park later this year. Burnet city officials told council members during the regular meeting May 26 that staff plans to submit a request to the Lower Colorado River Authority for a grant to replace playscape […]

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Storms flood creeks, close roads and open floodgates

Storms flood creeks, close roads and open floodgates

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Several days of soaking rain prompted floodgate operations May 26, temporarily closed city streets, county roadways and a golf course as well as resulted in one swiftwater rescue, officials say. (more…)

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Burnet's Bulldog Field to get new scoreboard along with turf and track

Burnet’s Bulldog Field to get new scoreboard along with turf and track

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — In addition to a new eight-lane track, artificial turf and black fencing, Bulldog Field also will get a new scoreboard. (more…)

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Boaters enjoy Lake LBJ on a holiday weekend. Photo courtesy of Keith Bedard/Down to Earth Aerial Photography

Residents brace for Memorial Day weekend boaters, possible storms

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS —  As the recent rains feed area lake levels, officials anticipate a busy Memorial Day weekend May 22-25 and warn about the potential for severe weather. (more…)

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Grant brings pre-engineering to Burnet elementary classes

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — In the fall, Burnet Consolidated Independent School District kicked off its new pre-engineering program for middle school and high school students. The idea was to get students involved in science, technology, engineering and math studies. (more…)

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ANTHONY RIDDLE

Burnet County jailer killed in four-car crash on U.S. 281

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet County Sheriff’s Office jailer on his way to work May 13 died in a four-vehicle collision on a rain-slicked U.S. 281, four miles south of Lampasas, officials say. Sgt. Anthony Riddle, 29, was pronounced dead at 5:17 p.m. at the scene by Burnet County Precinct 2 Justice of […]

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