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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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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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Burnet County deputies investigate cross burning at black church

Burnet County deputies investigate cross burning at black church

FROM STAFF REPORTS HOOVER’S VALLEY — Burnet County Sheriff’s Office investigators are asking for the public’s help in determining who is responsible for allegedly burning a cross at the entrance of the Smoking for Jesus Ministry church in the 1800 block of FM 2342. (more…)

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Icy conditions might be to blame for Burnet fatality on Texas 29

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A 37-year-old Fredericksburg man died Feb. 28 after the van he was driving collided with semi-truck sliding sideways on Texas 29 just east of Burnet. (more…)

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Burnet teen claims alleged sexual contact with child an ‘accident’

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A 17-year-old male suspect accused of inappropriate sexual contact he described as “an accident” with a small child remains in the Burnet County Jail on $100,000 bond, Burnet police reported. (more…)

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Burnet schools, residents on boil water notice after second break

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A second waterline break in a week prompted city officials Jan. 29 to put several hundred residents and three school campuses on a boil water notice, according to a statement by the city of Burnet. (more…)

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Water quality ‘all clear’ in Burnet after broken line repaired

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet city officials have lifted a boil water notice after tests came back “all clear” Jan. 26 following emergency repairs on a 16-inch water line. (more…)

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Burnet police get body cameras with help from donation

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Burnet police officers are getting body cameras, thanks in part to a citizen who just wanted to help. (more…)

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Portion of Burnet under ‘boil water’ notice after broken line

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A major water leak early Jan. 25 means residents in the affected area must boil water until at least 5 p.m. Jan. 27. (more…)

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Police capture federal prison escapee in Burnet

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — An escapee from a Bastrop minimum security federal prison is back in custody after Burnet police located the man in a residence in the 1600 block of West Buchanan Drive (Texas 29) about 11 p.m. Dec. 15. Several agencies assisted in a standoff, but police were able to take Jimmy […]

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