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David Messecar

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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Erik Scobie

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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Roger Williams in Burnet

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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A new home in the 700 block of Pierce Street in Burnet is among about a dozen lots purchased by the Burnet Economic Development Corp. for the My Town initiative, which works with the private housing industry to create more middle-income housing in the community. Courtesy photo

Burnet EDC cultivating city middle-income housing initiative

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Since Ryan Smith moved into a new house in the 700 block of Pierce Street in June, he has taken his time with the finishing touches. “Now I’m just working on getting everything set up,” he said. “Getting everything ready to turn it from a place to live into […]

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Burnet Jason Edmondson Texas FFA

Burnet valedictorian elected president of Texas FFA and its 109,000 members

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET —  Burnet High School class of 2015 valedictorian Jason Edmondson was recently elected to a top leadership position for the Texas FFA Association, officials say. (more…)

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Worker cuts gas line near Fort Croghan in Burnet, triggers leak

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — City officials are asking people and drivers to stay clear of the Fort Croghan area after a technician inadvertently cut a pressurized side of a valve causing a large natural gas leak a little after 9 a.m. July 21. According to the Burnet Police Department, Atmos Energy dispatched a crew […]

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Launch your business with help from free seminar in Burnet

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Ever thought about owning your own business but wondered how to get started? Well, the Burnet Chamber of Commerce has a deal for you. The chamber is hosting “Ready, Set … Launch Your Business,” a free seminar 1-4 p.m. July 15 at the chamber office, 229 S. Pierce […]

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ROT Biker Rally

Austin ROT Biker Rally drives traffic, tourism to the Highland Lakes

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — As thousands of bikers descend on Austin for the 20th anniversary of the Republic of Texas (ROT) Biker Rally on June 11-14, a spike in tourism and traffic issues could follow in the Highland Lakes. (more…)

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burnet summer concert series

Burnet sings economic praises of live music events

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A live entertainment series, infusing thousands of dollars into the local economy through lodging and sales taxes, has helped businesses expand and grow jobs, officials with the Burnet Economic Development Corps. say. (more…)

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Burnet donation drive benefits Wimberley flood victims

Burnet donation drive benefits Wimberley flood victims

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET —  Residents are reaching out to Hays County flood victims with a donation drive in the wake of a string of severe storms since Memorial Day weekend. (more…)

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