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Burnet police suspect rash of car burglaries tied to drug trade

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Police fear a string of recent vehicle burglaries could be fueling the drug trade in the Highland Lakes and are sending a warning to residents about securing valuables. There were two reported incidents Aug. 22 in the 1000 block of east Johnson Street in Burnet. In one, thieves stole […]



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Burnet gas station latest target in card skimmer cases

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Authorities have ramped up their search for suspects in a string of cases involving credit card-skimming devices found in rural communities at a bank ATM and at least two convenience stores. (more…)



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Marble Falls recorded a 4.7 percent increase in sales tax receipts over the same time last year as people are staying overnight, eating at local restaurants, and shopping at local stores, including at Old Oak Square on Main Street. File photo

Highland Lakes cities see bump in sales tax revenues

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Strong retail growth helped spur an increase in sales tax revenues in Marble Falls as well as other Highland Lakes communities. The Texas Comptroller’s office released the most recent sales tax distribution numbers Aug. 9, and Marble Falls experienced a $36,183.86 bump over the same period in 2016. (more…)



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Burnet Job Fair on Aug. 31 seeking employers and employees

Burnet Job Fair on Aug. 31 seeking employers and employees

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Helping people find work and employers discover talented staff is at the heart of the third annual Burnet Job Fair. The event, which is hosted by Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area and the Burnet Chamber of Commerce, is 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Burnet Community Center, 401 […]



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First State Bank of Burnet is located at Washington and Pierce streets on the courthouse square in Burnet. Go to fsbburnet.com for more. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

First State Bank of Burnet recognized as Texas treasure

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Ever since Ike D. White hosted a meeting of 15 stockholders in October 1908, First State Bank of Burnet has faithfully served the community on the city’s historic courthouse square. Now, the Texas Historical Commission is honoring the bank with its Texas Treasure Business Award. (more…)



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Phillip Austin Morris, 37, of Burnet.

Officers catch Burnet drug suspect fleeing from courtroom hearing

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Following a pursuit on foot, authorities captured a drug suspect July 14 when he attempted to flee in the midst of courtroom proceedings at the Burnet County Courthouse annex, according to a report. (more…)



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Michele Lee Weems, 35, of Burnet was sentenced to 10 years in prison for hitting a man with her vehicle in June 2016 while she was intoxicated.

Burnet woman gets 10 years in prison for intoxication assault in 2016

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A state district judge sentenced a Burnet woman to 10 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to striking a man with her vehicle while he was walking down Texas 29, according to court documents. (more…)



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The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a landing mishap involving a small aircraft June 24 at the Burnet Municipal Airport. Photo from cityofburnet.com

FAA investigating landing mishap at Burnet Municipal Airport

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A pilot walked away without injuries June 24 after his aircraft slid off the Burnet Municipal Airport runway as he was attempting to land, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report. (more…)



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Two women killed in rollover on US 281 south of Burnet

Two women killed in rollover on US 281 south of Burnet

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Two women died after a one-vehicle rollover on a rain-slicked U.S. 281 on June 24 just south of the Burnet city limits, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report. (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-based Trooper Franklin Randolph (front, center) was presented June 15 with a Life Saving Award from the Texas Department of Public Safety for his involvement in a successful swift-water rescue in 2016. Pictured are Public Safety Commission Chairman Steven Mach (front, left) and DPS Director Steve McCraw; Public Safety Commissioners Jason K. Pulliam (back, left), Cindy Leon, Manny Flores, and Randy Watson. Courtesy photo

Texas DPS honors Burnet trooper for his life-saving and meritorious actions

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY AUSTIN — A Burnet-based trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety has earned a Life Saving Award for his courage and successful effort in rescuing a motorist stranded in a low-water crossing during a torrential storm. (more…)



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Jenny Loza of First Baptist Church of Fredericksburg suffered ‘massive head trauma’ in a collision on U.S. 281 in Burnet County on June 9.

Woman fighting for her life after collision between church van, truck on US 281

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A Fredericksburg woman continues to fight for her life after a head-on collision on U.S. 281 involving a church van she was driving back from a faith-based camp. (more…)



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EPA to ‘sniff’ out contaminants with test wells on Burnet square

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched a followup investigation to try to narrow down the source of suspected well water contamination using monitoring devices on the courthouse square in Burnet. (more…)



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Company disputes Burnet school district’s claim regarding degraded field turf

Company disputes Burnet school district’s claim regarding degraded field turf

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO HOUSTON — The maker of the original shock pad installed at Bulldog Field disputes Burnet Consolidated Independent School District’s claim the company hasn’t offered to help resolve an issue that led to the replacement of part of the synthetic turf. (more…)



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The artificial turf at Bulldog Field on the Burnet High School campus. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet CISD looks to recoup $105,000 after football turf reinstalled

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Burnet school district officials were probably expecting to get more than two years from the synthetic turf installed at Bulldog Field in 2015, but that didn’t happen and it’s now set the district back $150,000. (more…)



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Burnet woman faces homicide charges in toddler vehicle death

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet woman faces three indictments on charges of criminally negligent homicide and two counts of abandoning/endangering a child (criminal negligence) in connection with a 2015 one-vehicle rollover that killed a 2-year-old boy and injured a second child passenger. (more…)



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Two Burnet Area Volunteer Fire Department firefighters are recovering from injuries after being involved in a crash when a tire blew out on their emergency vehicle on the way to a medical call. Courtesy photo

Burnet volunteer firefighters suffer cuts and bruises in rollover crash

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A day after he was involved in a rollover, 31-year-old Burnet volunteer firefighter J.D. Berry realized just how fortunate he and his fire captain were based on photos of their crumpled rescue truck. (more…)



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DPS: Burnet County deputy car strikes man lying in the road; autopsy ordered

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Burnet County Sheriff’s Office officials have placed a reserve deputy on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation involving a traffic incident during which authorities believe the officer ran over a man lying in the roadway in a remote part of the county. (more…)



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Clint Ringstaff (left) and Ryan Warwick are two of the Burnet High School students who helped build a barbecue pit this year on which culinary arts students will cook during the 2017 State of Texas High School Barbecue Cook-off on Saturday, April 29, at the high school, 1000 The Green Mile. Courtesy photo

State of Texas High School Barbecue Cook-off returns to Burnet on April 29

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — The main thrust of a barbecue cook-off is usually to see who can cook the best brisket, beans, chicken — whatever you can put in a smoker. The State of Texas High School Barbecue Cook-off has a slightly different mission. (more…)



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Man killed after crashing into back of Burnet school bus

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — A 34-year-old man died April 21 after the car he was driving crashed into the back of a Burnet Consolidated Independent School District bus on Texas 29. (more…)



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Burnet Police Department Officer Kuso (left), a 2-year old German shepherd, and Officer Mark Edwards, Kuso’s handler and partner. Courtesy photo

Officer Kuso reports for duty at Burnet Police Department

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A new officer who specializes in finding lost children and seniors as well as sniffing out drugs, has joined the Burnet Police Department. Officer Kuso, a 2-year-old German shepherd, became a Burnet police officer in early April. (more…)



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The Burnet Economic Development Corp. has restarted renovations to the Badger Building in an effort to coax a tenant and help spur economic growth in the downtown area. File photo

Burnet EDC moves forward with proposed Badger Building renovation

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet Economic Development Corp. officials have relaunched renovation plans for the historic downtown Badger Building aimed at making the space more attractive for a commercial venture. (more…)



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Burnet police add child rape charge in sexual assault case

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Authorities have filed additional charges March 30 against a man accused of sexually assaulting and holding a woman against her will as her two small children watched, according to a Burnet Police Department report. (more…)



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Highland Lakes cities offer spring cleaning drop-off events

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER GRANITE SHOALS — Nothing helps usher in spring like clearing property, cleaning out the garage, and getting rid of old household junk. “Spring is a bonus. It’s always a renewed optimism for me,” Granite Shoals City Manager Ken Nickel said. “My wife has a list of chores for me to […]



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Burnet man arrested on sexual assault, kidnapping charges

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet police on March 28 arrested a 55-year-old man on charges of aggravated sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping. According to a Burnet Police Department media release, the suspect, Danny Cude, allegedly broke into a apartment, where he found a woman and two children. The suspect allegedly had a knife, which […]



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City manager: Proposed development would add to Burnet’s affordable home market

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — After sitting idle for almost a decade, 13 acres in the southeast portion of Burnet could become the site for about 25 homes and possibly duplexes. The Burnet City Council entered a letter of intent on March 14 with Langley Homes to develop the acreage near the intersection […]



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