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Terry Wayne Perkins

Burnet officers, DPS nab serial theft and drug suspect after pursuit

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A serial car thief and burglary suspect remains behind bars after several agencies tracked him down using social media and road spikes after a cross-county pursuit, according to the Burnet Police Department. (more…)

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The former Burnet Elementary School campus opens Aug. 23 as Quest High School. The elementary classes have moved to the renovated Shady Grove Elementary School. The facility changes are part of a 2014 school bond that are coming to fruition. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet CISD upgrades campuses, facilities before new year

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Facility improvements across Burnet Consolidated Independent School District highlighted the past several months as administrators and staff members put the final touches in time for the opening of the 2016-17 school year. Teachers at Burnet Elementary School have been moving their classrooms to Shady Grove Elementary, which reopens […]

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Statue of longest-serving Texas sheriff moved to old Burnet County Jail

Statue of longest-serving Texas sheriff moved to old Burnet County Jail

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — In honor of his legacy in Burnet County and in preparation of a renovation project, officials have moved a statue of the longest-serving Texas sheriff, Wallace Riddell, to the grounds of the old jail on the courthouse square. (more…)

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Burnet police nab four suspects in seven burglary cases

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Authorities have solved several burglary cases reported in January and February after tips, surveillance photos and police interviews led investigators to four juveniles who admitted to the crimes, according to Burnet Police Department officials. “We’ve truly had a rash of burglaries here lately. We knew once we caught one of […]

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One of the homes being built for the city of Burnet's My Town project. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet’s My Town attracts young families, making city more vibrant

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A look into Burnet’s future was the motivation behind several entities working together to help families purchase homes. Since 2014, the My Town project has built 17 homes and brought in almost 40 new residents. (more…)

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Burnet city, school leaders giving ‘State of the Community’

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet residents are invited to a free barbecue lunch Feb. 24 hosted by two city and school leaders who will each give a “State of the Community” address. Led by Mayor Gary Wideman and Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Keith McBurnett, the event is at the Burnet Community […]

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Burnet High School graduate dies in U.S. 281 collision

Burnet High School graduate dies in U.S. 281 collision

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Loved ones are mourning the death of a 21-year-old Burnet High School graduate killed in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 281 on Feb. 12 between Burnet and Marble Falls. The Texas Department of Public Safety reported that 21-year-old Jamal Brown died after he stopped to make a turn at about […]

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Matthew Manning

Llano man gets 15 years for stealing $1,600 worth of necklaces

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A man who admitted to stealing several necklaces valued at approximately $1,600 will spend up to 15 years in prison. Matthew Wayne Manning, 46, of Llano pleaded guilty Feb. 1 in State District Judge Allan Garrett’s court to organized retail theft. He asked for the jury to sentence him. (more…)

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KAREN LOPEZ

Burnet police investigate possible DWI in school bus accident

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A woman remains in custody after she collided Dec. 2 with a Burnet Consolidated Independent School District bus stopped at an intersection and carrying about a dozen children, according to police. (more…)

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Burnet authorities made arrests in a burglary at Hoffy's Pawn Shop, formerly Buckhorn Pawn, 2001 S. Water (U.S. 281) in Burnet. Staff photo

Burglars steal firearms from pawn shop in Burnet

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Police are asking for the public’s help to recover about 10 handguns and rifles recently stolen from Buckhorn Pawn, citing public safety concerns that the weapons could be used to commit more crimes. (more…)

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UPDATE: 'Dangerous' fugitive with Burnet ties arrested in Austin

UPDATE: ‘Dangerous’ fugitive with Burnet ties arrested in Austin

UPDATE Roger Bernal was found under a bridge Nov. 9 in Austin and has been taken into custody, according to the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force. FROM STAFF REPORTS AUSTIN —  Authorities continue their search for a man considered “armed and dangerous” who escaped Nov. 6 from the Austin Transitional Center halfway house after slipping […]

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Dead Burnet pastor’s wife indicted on child sex assault charges

Dead Burnet pastor’s wife indicted on child sex assault charges

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The wife of a former church pastor faces a string of felony child sex abuse charges after a woman told police she was molested by the suspect and her now-deceased husband as a young girl for several years, according to police. (more…)

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Suspect in Burnet school bomb scare arrested in San Antonio

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — After a student alerted school officials regarding a texted bomb threat to Burnet High School on Oct. 27, law enforcement traced the message back to an individual and make an arrest in San Antonio later that same day. (more…)

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Phone scammers target Burnet customers with utility bill ruse

Phone scammers target Burnet customers with utility bill ruse

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Investigators are warning residents to beware of phone scammers attempting to trick residents by threatening “termination” if they refuse to pay past-due utility bills. Officials say the caller “is very aggressive and insists that they make a payment immediately,” according to a statement by the city of Burnet. (more…)

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CHARLOTTE ELAIN ARMS and WALKER WAYNE SHAPLAND

Two get 15 years in Burnet ‘water boarding’ case

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Two people involved in torturing two women, one of which died, for more than a year in a Burnet residence pleaded guilty Aug. 27 in State District Judge Evan Stubb’s courtroom. (more…)

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Historic Badger building in Burnet

Winery nixes historic Badger building partnership with Burnet EDC

CONNIE SWINNEY  • STAFF WRITER BURNET —  City officials have temporarily halted renovations of the historic Badger building after investors in a winery venture backed out of a partnership with the Burnet Economic Development Corp. (more…)

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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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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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Quenton Alexander Bailey

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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SHANNEY VELWOOD

Burnet County woman gets 11 years for drug conviction

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet County jury deliberated for 15 minutes before returning a guilty verdict against a 50-year-old woman for possession of methamphetamine. The same jury recommended an 11-year prison sentence for Shanney Velwood after the punishment phase of the trial May 20. (more…)

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Alexander Solis III, 38, of Burnet was charged with deadly conduct after an incident April 18 at Haley Nelson Park in Burnet.

Washer competition brawl at Burnet park leads to deadly conduct charge

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET  — A family feud led to a charge of deadly conduct after a suspect discharged a weapon in the air to try to break up a fight, according to Burnet police. (more…)

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Burnet County deputies charge daughter with mother’s murder

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet County deputies have charged a 39-year-old woman in the apparent strangulation death of her 63-year-old mother, whose body was found April 3. (more…)

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Sheriff’s office: Human skeletal remains found west of Burnet

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET —  Burnet County deputies are investigating the discovery of human remains found March 31 west of Burnet. A utility contractor was checking power lines in the area of FM 3509 and Williams Road when the contractor spotted possible skeletal remains. About 11 a.m., deputies responded to the location and confirmed they […]

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EPA proposes investigation into contaminated water wells

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BERTRAM — The federal government is expected to launch an investigation and provide funding to clean up as many as nine contaminated water wells in Burnet County, officials said. Tests identified the contaminant as a “plume of tetrachloroethylene” (PCE), typically known for its use in dry-cleaning fluid and degreasing materials […]

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Vigil set for March 29 after burned cross found at Burnet area church

Vigil set for March 29 after burned cross found at Burnet area church

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Area pastors have organized a prayer vigil March 29 after an incident involving a charred cross found at the entryway of the Smoking for Jesus Ministry church, a rural Burnet County church with a predominately black congregation. (more…)

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