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Long investigation in Burnet County nets alleged major meth supplier

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested a man Oct. 17 who they believe supplied the majority of methamphetamine to local users.

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Donation to Burnet High School to help purchase laptops

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — D.I.J. Construction has donated more than $12,000 to the Burnet High School science department for the purchase of laptop computers. The Burnet Consolidate Independent School District board of trustees approved accepting the $12,403.25 donation during its regular board meeting Oct. 20.

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Burnet man charged with intoxication manslaughter in Marble Falls crash

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Police charged a 26-year-old Burnet man with intoxication manslaughter for the death of a Granite Shoals woman after tests determined the suspect’s blood-alcohol content was three times over the legal limit.

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Cedar Park police capture Burnet County escapee

FROM STAFF REPORTS CEDAR PARK — Police captured a Burnet County Jail inmate who assaulted a deputy and took his weapon before fleeing on foot Oct. 11. A Burnet County deputy had transported Murl Lamb, 40, to the Cedar Park Regional Medical Center on Oct. 11. As medical staff was treating the inmate, police say [...]

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$2 million bond set for Burnet County man in murder case

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — State District Judge Allan Garrett set a $2 million bond on Oct. 7 for Garrett James Ballard, 21, who faces a capital murder of multiple persons charge for allegedly gunning down two of his friends in August.

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Burnet police take gun-waving woman at H-E-B into custody

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Police responded to a local grocery story after a caller reported a woman in the parking lot waving a gun. Burnet officials said officers arrived at the H-E-B, 105 S. Broadway, at 4:53 p.m. Oct. 8 in response to a call about a women waving a gun around and putting [...]

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Two dead in separate accidents on Kingsland, Burnet roadways

FROM STAFF REPORTS KINGSLAND — Two people have died within three hours of one another in two separate vehicle accidents, one of them a pedestrian on RR 1431 in Llano County and the other on U.S. 281 in Burnet County on Oct. 8, according to reports from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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Bat found on Burnet square tests positive for rabies

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — While a bat found on the Burnet courthouse square Oct. 1 tested positive for rabies, officials say no humans came into contact with the infected animal. But police are asking residents to remain cautious if they come across bats.

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Winery venture to revive historic Badger building on Burnet square

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Since the 1880s, the Badger building has played an important role as the business and social epicenter on the courthouse square. “The building reflects history. It has been as central location for a lot of activities in the community,”  said Carole Goble, a member of the Burnet County Historical [...]

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Burnet man charged with making meth; conviction could mean life sentence

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A 44-year-old Burnet man on parole with an extensive jail record found himself once again in custody after authorities charged him with making methamphetamine.

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Lee Hoffpauir dealerships celebrate 50 years of sales, community

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR LAMPASAS — Lee Hoffpauir can’t really nail down from where his penchant for selling came. Sure his father owned a car dealership when Lee was a kid growing up in Lampasas, but the elder Hoffpauir was more into the finance side of the business than the sales portion. But Lee [...]

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Burnet CISD holding presentations on $26.75M bond; election is Nov. 4

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — With the November election approaching, Burnet school district officials are hoping to address questions and concerns regarding a proposed $26.75 million bond on the upcoming ballot.

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Burnet teens save 5-year-old’s life in store parking lot

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — When 14-year-old Brailey Hall and 16-year-old Hannah Smith and Vanessa Escamilla walked into the hospital room, the first thing they saw was a sleeping child and her grateful mother. “We saw the mom, and tears just came to all of our eyes,” Smith said. ” She just burst out [...]

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Council approves 13% raise for Burnet city manager

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — City Council members unanimously passed a 13 percent, $15,000 per year raise for the city manager to keep the position’s pay competitive and to reflect the work of the city’s steward. Starting Oct. 1, David Vaughn’s salary will increase from $113,000 per year to $128,000 per year plus [...]

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