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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 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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Indian Marker Tree in Burnet

Burnet area shared its roots with 200-year-old Indian Marker Tree

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — For almost 200 years, the Indian Marker Tree watched over the banks of Hamilton Creek, serving as a marker for Comanche Indians in its youth and growing into a beloved part of the Burnet community. Now, the tree is gone. (more…)

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Cory Morrow bringing good-time music to Summer Concert Series

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Technically, Texas singer-songwriter Cory Morrow will be performing in the Burnet Summer Concert Series on June 6. But Morrow’s welcoming nature makes his shows feel like a gathering of friends rather than a concert, said Damon Beierle of Double Eagle Entertainment and the host of KBEY 103.9 FM […]

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Meals on Wheels in need of volunteers in Burnet, Marble Falls

BURNET — Meals on Wheels is looking for delivery drivers, kitchen assistants and other volunteer help in Marble Falls and Burnet. Paul Hicks, the Meals on Wheels manager for Burnet and Marble Falls, said drivers are needed for routes in both locations to serve homebound seniors Monday-Friday. (more…)

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PATRICK MICHAEL GOBLE

MEMORIAL DAY: Burnet’s Patrick Goble gave all in Vietnam

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Despite the unpopularity of the Vietnam War among some people during the late 1960s, Burnet teenager Patrick Michael Goble didn’t see it that way. While he might not have fully understood the things that led to the war, he knew the importance of service to his country. (more…)

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MEMORIAL DAY: Burnet’s ‘Stubby’ Baker received Purple Heart

MEMORIAL DAY: Burnet’s ‘Stubby’ Baker received Purple Heart

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — In 1942, the country was in the middle of a war on two fronts against the Japanese in the Pacific and the Germans in Europe. Joining the military in 1942 pretty much guaranteed you a trip to either area — and one’s safety was not guaranteed. (more…)

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MEMORIAL DAY: Green Beret Ronald Fike died by side of wounded soldier

MEMORIAL DAY: Green Beret Ronald Fike died by side of wounded soldier

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — They were the men who took on the most challenging and dangerous operations: the U.S. Army Special Forces, also known as the Green Berets. (more…)

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Burnet moves free showing of ‘Box Trolls’ indoors due to weather

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — City officials have moved the screening of “The Box Trolls” on May 15 to the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond. (more…)

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