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Burnet County Sheriff Calvin Boyd said closing the Special Operations Unit in Marble Falls will save the county about $36,000 a year.

Burnet County Sheriff’s Office closes Special Ops location, keeps staff

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — In a move that will save Burnet County about $36,000 a year, the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office closed its Special Operations Unit (SOU) office, located in Marble Falls. (more…)

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Burnet County Sheriff's Office Capt. Tom Dillard

Longtime investigator, councilman joins Burnet County Sheriff’s Office

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Sheriff Calvin Boyd announced the appointment Sept. 26 of Capt. Tom Dillard to the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office command staff to oversee the criminal investigation division. (more…)

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UPDATE: Burnet County Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 service back up

UPDATE: Burnet County Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 service back up

  UPDATE: As of 4:15 p.m., the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office reported that crews repaired the damaged AT&T fiber-optic line, which restored the office’s 9-1-1 dispatch services. STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Burnet-area residents have temporarily lost all AT&T-based phone services, including direct access to 9-1-1 for emergency services. Those living in the unincorporated […]

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Burnet County Sheriff-elect Calvin Boyd is joined by his leadership staff, which includes some familiar faces at the sheriff's office as well as some new ones. Boyd takes office Jan. 1. Burnet County Sheriff W.T. Smith is retiring. Pictured are Burnet County Sheriff's Office Capt. Ricky Bindseil (patrol division captain), Chris Jett (administration captain), Boyd, Mike Cummings (chief deputy), and BCSO Capt. Dwight Hardin (criminal investigations division). Not pictured is BCSO Capt. Matt Kimbler (Burnet County Jail captain). Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

New faces and bigger presence at Burnet County Sheriff’s Office

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — When Jan. 1 rolls around, people might notice some new faces at the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office as well as some familiar ones. Plus, people might also see a few more patrol cars on the road. “People have been asking a lot of questions about the direction of the […]

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The Burnet County sheriff has reaffirmed his stance on allowing deputies to place 'In God We Trust' decals on their patrol cruisers after the department received some complaints by commenters on social media. Courtesy photo

Burnet County sheriff defends ‘In God We Trust’ decals

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A move to allow deputies to affix “In God We Trust” decals on their patrol units has tipped off a firestorm on social media and prompted the Burnet County sheriff to recommit his support for the display of faith by his staff. (more…)

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Burnet County Sheriff’s Office patrol Sgt. Ricky Bindseil shows off one of six secure cargo containers bought with NRA Foundation grant money. Courtesy photo

Burnet County Friends of NRA aids sheriff’s office; gun giveaway Sept. 19

UPDATE The winners of the Heavy Duty Raffle drawings held Sept. 19 were: • Barrett .50-cal semiautomatic rifle — representatives with the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office • Daniel Defense Ambush AR-15 — business owner Raymond Whitman • Springfield M1A — Marble Falls City Manager Mike Hodge. Burnet County Friends of NRA raised about $17,000 from […]

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Burnet County deputies investigating woman’s death

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Emergency crews and Burnet County deputies responded to the Scenic Hills RV Park on July 2 in reference to an unresponsive woman. When emergency medical personnel and the deputies arrived at the scene, they found the body of a 48-year-old woman. She was identified as Taitia Luke. (more…)

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NRA Foundation grant helps BCSO get new sidearms

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — While Burnet County sheriff’s deputies have always carried a sidearm, it wasn’t until recently and with the help of the NRA Foundation that the officers all got the same make and model of pistols. (more…)

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Burnet County deputy is ‘Big Rig Bounty Hunter’ on History Channel show

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Keeping his future father-in-law out of trouble is one of Chad Taliaferro’s tasks as the two head out and track down missing or lost 18-wheelers. And it’s a job he will do as millions of people watch. Taliaferro, a Burnet County Sheriff’s Office deputy, and his future father-in-law, […]

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Donor gives 30 AR-15 rifles to Burnet County deputies

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet County sheriff’s deputies just landed a little more firepower thanks to an anonymous donation of 30 AR-15 semi-automatic rifles. “That will provide every officer and most of our (Criminal Investigation Department) personnel with rifle capabilities,” Burnet County Sheriff W.T. Smith said. Previously, the deputies relied predominantly on their pistols […]

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Burnet County Sheriff’s Office continues holiday effort to curb drunken driving

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Christmas and New Year’s Eve revelers looking to enjoy a “little” drinking and then head home might want to reconsider. The Burnet County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its extra patrol through Jan. 2, 2014, with an eye on nabbing people driving under the influence. The sheriff’s office announced the plan […]

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IRVIN BOSHEARS

Burnet County Sheriff’s investigator faces perjury, evidence tampering charges

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — A Burnet County Sheriff’s Office investigator faces felony charges after he allegedly made false statements during an investigation of stolen wiring that landed two people in jail. On Nov. 5, the Burnet County Grand Jury indicted Irvin Boshears, 61, on aggravated perjury and tampering with/fabricating physical evidence. Both […]

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Burnet County Sheriff’s Office heads back to class at Spicewood Elementary

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR SPICEWOOD — Spicewood Elementary School students will get a few new classmates in September — and they’ll be wearing badges. “Spicewood Elementary is pretty isolated out there,” Burnet County Sheriff W.T. Smith said. “(The Burnet County Sheriff’s Office was) asked, ‘What could we do to help them?’” (more…)

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Burnet County Jail logs for March 1-7

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of March 1-7, 2013, according to Burnet County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court […]

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