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HIGHLAND LAKES NEWS BYTES: Rain, downtown upkeep, falling fuel prices

COMPILED BY CONNIE SWINNEY In Highland Lakes headlines, recent rains spark interest on a drought update, two police agencies take aim at crime in their neighborhoods and two cities provide updates on revitalization projects connected to historic districts. These DailyTrib.com stories and more are coming up Friday, Jan. 23, on KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune.

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Restrictions put on Burnet County murder suspect out on bond

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Ronald J. Wilson believes the 33rd/424th Judicial District Court failed to provide his family a sense of security regarding a man accused of killing his brother, 26-year-old Travis Fox, after the suspect was released from jail without restrictions for about a month.

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Economic forecast rosy, housing market lags for Highland Lakes

CONNIE SWINNEY• PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Development plans and incentives as well as fuel prices prompted a recent uptick in building permits; however, lack of housing in the wake of a soon-to-be-opened regional hospital could drive away income from Burnet and Llano counties should cities fail to coax residential projects to the area, officials […]

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Burnet library closing for renovations; Coffee Talks program on Civil War

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The Friends of the Herman Brown Free Library have a Christmas gift for library patrons. The organization is paying for new carpet tile and paint that will be installed and applied from Jan. 12-30. The library will be closed during that time.

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‘New’ brush truck boosts Burnet VFD’s firefighting capabilities

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — A few years ago, the engine on the Burnet Volunteer Fire Department’s heavy brush truck gave out. The volunteers had managed to drive the 1970s-era truck as far as they could, but with all the miles — and years — on the truck, department staff knew the vehicle’s […]

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Burnet chamber, EDC offering leg up for small business ventures Jan. 6

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — If you’ve ever thought about starting a small business — whether jumping off from your current job, monetizing a hobby or taking a totally new path — a good first step might include a trip to the Burnet Meeting Center on Jan. 6.

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Burnet’s Christmas on the Square features shopping and Santa

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Christmas fun is rolling through the Highland Lakes, and the next stop is Burnet. The annual Christmas on the Square brings the holiday festivities to downtown Burnet on Dec. 13 with arts-and-crafts booths opening up at 10 a.m. But that’s just the start of a fun-filled day on Burnet’s […]

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Fort Croghan celebrates Christmas past

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The hot cider smells inviting along with freshly baked cookies. A woman dressed in pioneer clothes smiles and greets you as you make your way through an early Texas cabin. “Merry Christmas,” she says as you admire the cedar Christmas tree tucked in the corner of the cabin, far enough […]

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Delaware Springs home puts on holiday show for LACare pantry

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — As a LACare volunteer, Charles Harger witnessed the need for the food pantry first hand. While volunteering twice a month at the Burnet facility helped, Harger wanted to do more. So a few years ago, at the recommendation of a friend, he put a table in front of […]

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John C. Kerr to discuss his World War II-era novel at Burnet library

BURNET — Author John C. Kerr will present a Coffee Talks program Dec. 11 at the Herman Brown Free Library. The free program is 2 p.m. at the library, 100 E. Washington St. Coffee will be served at 1:30 p.m.

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New Meals on Wheels site leader in Burnet answers call to service

BRAD STUTZMAN • SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM BURNET — Meet Paul Hicks. He moved a lot when he was very young. And now he works for an organization whose employees and volunteers also take to the road. Hicks, 59, is the new program manager for WBC Opportunities’ Meals on Wheels programs in Burnet County. He succeeds longtime site […]

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‘Story of the Nutcracker’ takes the stage Dec. 6-7 in Burnet

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — When the 2014 production of “The Story of the Nutcracker” takes the Burnet High School auditorium stage, Studio 29 Dance Centre owner and director Jenn Moore knows it will be one of the best to date. “Many of the dancers have been with me for years,” she said. […]

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Main Street Bethlehem in Burnet celebrates Jesus’ birth

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — What started as a few hanging sheets around Christmas in 1992 has grown into “the” Christmas event and continues to draw thousands of people from across the country. “Last year, we had, maybe, up to 28,000 people come through,” said Betty Taber of First Baptist Church of Burnet. “That’s incredible […]

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Midnight Madness deals in Burnet attract shoppers to courthouse square

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — If you’re hunting up a “howling” good time and some additional savings, the merchants on the Burnet courthouse square, as well as others elsewhere in town, are inviting you out to Midnight Madness on Oct. 24. The shopping event is 6-8 p.m.

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