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Burnet bomb hoax texter admits sending threat as a ‘joke’

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A San Antonio-area teenage boy faces a felony terroristic threat charge and remains in custody Oct. 28 at a juvenile detention center a day after admitting to sending a bomb hoax text to a Burnet High School student, investigators reported. Burnet Police Department officials say the suspect, described as a […]

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Burnet partners with developers to install water lines along US 281

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A water line project is nearing completion to pave the way for new commercial and residential development on U.S. 281 South in Burnet, officials say. Crews are working on extending about 15,000 feet of water line along the southern corridor of the city and expect to be finished next spring. […]

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National Night Out is 5-7 p.m. Oct. 6 at Johnson Park in Marble Falls. Other communities in the Highland Lakes are also celebrating the annual neighborhood safety event. File photo

Highland Lakes communities celebrate National Night Out

MARBLE FALLS — One of the best ways to prevent crime is by getting to know your neighbors; that way, you tend to look out for each other. On Oct. 6, the annual National Night Out is a great way to do just that. Several Highland Lakes communities, including Marble Falls, Burnet and Cottonwood Shores, […]

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Recent attacks on police prompt local law enforcement rally

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet Police Chief Paul Nelson says his agency strives to give the community a sense of ownership in the police department. “We try to reach out to the community. We help them out. We allow them to feel like they’re a part of the department,” Nelson said. “It’s […]

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Daniel Hampton

Parts of 281 and 29 in Burnet to close for firefighter’s procession

FROM STAFF REPORT BURNET — People traveling through or around Burnet the morning of Sept. 24 might want to find alternative routes if they’re trip includes parts of Texas 29 and U.S. 281 from Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home to Hill Country Fellowship Church. This is the route for Burnet firefighter Daniel Hampton’s funeral procession, which will […]

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Daniel Hampton and Timothy Pierce

Hill Country 100 Club taking donations for first responders, families

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — People who would like to make a financial contribution to support the family of a deceased Burnet firefighter and an injured paramedic can do so through the Hill Country 100 Club. The club raises money to support area first responders and their families in case of injury or death. It […]

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Burnet drug use treatment center aims to catch problems early

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — One of the goals of Join the Journey’s organizers from its beginning several years ago was creating a place in Burnet where families could go if their child was experimenting with or using drugs or similar substances. (more…)

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String of car burglaries, stolen credit cards tied to two people

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — An alert Office Depot employee helped police nab two suspects who might be responsible for a string of car burglaries and thefts in Burnet County throughout August. But it was only a piece of a theft puzzle that stretched across Burnet County over more than two weeks. (more…)

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Burnet school district approves higher budget and tax rate

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — Property owners in the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District could see a bump in their school taxes this year after the board of trustees adopted a higher budget and tax rate Aug. 24 for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The board adopted a budget of $32.3 million, a 5.5 percent […]

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Burnet standoff results in aggravated kidnapping charge

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Authorities took a Burnet man into custody Aug. 22 after a day-long standoff at a residence where investigators say the suspect held his estranged girlfriend against her will, according to the Burnet Police Department. (more…)

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BACK TO SCHOOL: Burnet Fire Department holding ‘bonanza’

BURNET — School starts next week, and you still have a list of things to get done before your kids are “school ready” such as haircuts, picking up a few supplies and maybe even scheduling an immunization. Well, have no fear, the Burnet Fire Department is here. The fire department is hosting its annual Back-to-School […]

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At Burnet stop, Rep. Williams pledges to defund Planned Parenthood

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas) made it clear Aug. 14 that he’ll do whatever he can to curtail federal funding of Planned Parenthood while voicing his support of organizations such as the Highland Lakes Pregnancy Resource Center. “It’s unbelievable that we have to even talk about this,” Williams said while […]

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Burnet restaurant helping out Hill Country Community Foundation

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The latest example of neighbors helping neighbors will be at Bill’s Burgers, Wings and Things on Aug. 18. Beginning at 5 p.m. at the restaurant, 306 Texas 29 East, 10 percent of sales will be donated to the Suzanne Johnson Scholarship Endowment, which is part of the Hill […]

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After two years, Burnet lifts mandatory watering restrictions

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — After almost two years of mandatory water restrictions, city of Burnet residents can relax a bit. On Aug. 12, the city moved to Stage 1 restrictions, which call for voluntary measures. City officials are asking residents to still conserve water. Though late spring and early summer rains helped bring up […]

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