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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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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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Two people indicted in 2012 overdose death of Burnet teen

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Darlene Jackson, 18, was a Burnet High School senior who, like many of her classmates, was probably looking forward to graduation in the spring of 2013. But the student, who also worked part time at the Crazy Gal’s Cafe in Burnet, never walked across the field at Bulldog Stadium. On [...]

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Burnet apartment fire starts in kitchen area of one unit, displaces four families

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Firefighters evacuated four families at an apartment complex where one of the units was destroyed and three others sustained smoke damage Dec. 30, investigators said. The fire occurred about 4:30 p.m. that day in the single-story, four-plex unit in the 100 block of Oakland Street. No one was inside the apartment [...]

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Scammers targeting Burnet utility customers by phone

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — City officials are warning residents about a potential scam involving utility payments. The Burnet Police Department has received calls regarding a utility bill scam in which a person calls a resident and tells him or her that his or her bill is past due and the city is on the [...]

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DPS: ‘Unsafe speed’ cited as a factor in fatal wreck on remote roadway near Burnet

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Two people died after the pickup in which they were traveling left the roadway and landed in the water Dec. 7 just outside Burnet on CR 341, also known as Mormon Mill Road, according to a Department of Public Safety report. The driver, Jerry Ross, 51, and the passenger, Elizabeth [...]

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Burnet area home destroyed by fire; no injuries reported

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Fire crews responded to a residential fire Nov. 20, but, by the time they arrived, there was little they could do to save the structure. A property owner discovered a manufactured home on his land north of Burnet on fire at 6:16 a.m.

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Burnet man charged in shooting, one person in critical condition

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — One man is in critical condition while another is behind bars following a Sunday morning shooting stemming from a verbal argument, officials said.

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