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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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Burnet Middle School interim principal officially takes position

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Burnet Consolidated Independent School District board members have dropped the interim in Steve Grant’s title. They now simply refer to him as Burnet Middle School Principal Steve Grant. The board approved his hire during its regular meeting March 23. (more…)

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Jose Miguel Sierra

Ex-Burnet coach gets probation for improper student relationship

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A former Burnet High School baseball coach pleaded guilty March 13 and received a 10-year deferred sentence for having an improper relationship with a student, officials said. (more…)

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Burnet school bus collides with pickup; eight sent to ER

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Emergency crews transported at least eight people, including six students, to area emergency rooms March 6 with non-serious injuries after a pickup truck collided with a Burnet Consolidated Independent School District school bus just west of the city, officials say. (more…)

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