Llano musician dies on Texas 16 driving back from Kerrville gig

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY FREDERICKSBURG — A Hill Country musician died July 13 in a car accident as he drove home to Llano after a music performance, officials said. (more…)

It’s only gonna get hotter as the week goes by; NWS issues hazardous outlook warning

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — As summer rolls along, it’s bringing possible 100-plus-degree temperatures through the remainder of this week and into the next. The coolest day — if you can call 98 degrees cool — for the next several weeks will likely be Monday, July 16. After that, temperatures steadily climb into the triple […]

Blanco police seize stolen credit cards and meth in traffic stop

FROM STAFF REPORTS BLANCO — A man and woman believed to be from the Los Angeles area are behind bars at Blanco County Jail after investigators seized 45 grams of methamphetamine and several stolen credit cards during a traffic stop, according to the Blanco Police Department. (more…)

CORRECTION: Granite Shoals road work July 19; expect delays

EDITOR’S NOTE: In the initial article, it was stated that this project was tied to the $3 million bond, but it is not. The city is simply seal coating these roads, which is funded through the regular street budget.   FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — Residents can expect delays on certain roads beginning 8 […]

Recent long wait times at railroad tracks an ‘anomaly,’ says company, as EMS blocked during Burnet County heart attack call

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET COUNTY — Ten minutes after her 911 call on July 10, a lone first responder arrived at the home of Mojo Cornelius’s ailing 79-year-old mother. “A paramedic came up in a personal vehicle and told us they were having trouble getting the ambulance there,” Cornelius said. “The train was blocking […]

BCSO deputy stops to help woman in overheated SUV then arrests her on drug charge

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — Authorities arrested a Kingsland woman July 11 on a drug charge after a Burnet County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted to help the motorist with an overheating vehicle, according to a report. (more…)

Volunteer-run Beto O’Rourke office opens in Burnet as rep challenges Ted Cruz for Senate

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Local supporters of Congressman Beto O’Rourke’s bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will have a local office from which to work as the Burnet County Beto for Texas Grassroots headquarters holds its grand opening at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14, on the Burnet County Courthouse square. (more…)

Granite Shoals town hall on likes, dislikes, and insights regarding deer management program

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GRANITE SHOALS — Residents who have questions about or insights into the Urban Deer Management program are invited to voice them during an upcoming town hall meeting. (more…)

Llano musician David Holden, known on stage as ‘Divad Nedloh,’ died July 13 in an overnight vehicle accident just outside of Fredericksburg. Facebook photo

Llano musician dies on Texas 16 driving back from Kerrville gig

16 July 2018

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY FREDERICKSBURG — A Hill Country musician died July 13 in a car accident as he drove home to Llano after a music performance, officials said. (more…)

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It’s only gonna get hotter as the week goes by; NWS issues hazardous outlook warning

It’s only gonna get hotter as the week goes by; NWS issues hazardous outlook warning

16 July 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — As summer rolls along, it’s bringing possible 100-plus-degree temperatures through the remainder of this week and into the next. The coolest day — if you can call 98 degrees cool — for the next several weeks will likely be Monday, July 16. After that, temperatures steadily climb into the triple […]

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Blanco police officers seized 45 grams of meth and several gift cards and credit cards believed to be stolen. Photo courtesy of Blanco Police Department

Blanco police seize stolen credit cards and meth in traffic stop

13 July 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS BLANCO — A man and woman believed to be from the Los Angeles area are behind bars at Blanco County Jail after investigators seized 45 grams of methamphetamine and several stolen credit cards during a traffic stop, according to the Blanco Police Department. (more…)

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CORRECTION: Granite Shoals road work July 19; expect delays

CORRECTION: Granite Shoals road work July 19; expect delays

13 July 2018

EDITOR’S NOTE: In the initial article, it was stated that this project was tied to the $3 million bond, but it is not. The city is simply seal coating these roads, which is funded through the regular street budget.   FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — Residents can expect delays on certain roads beginning 8 […]

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Motorists along Burnet County roads, including 120, 121 (pictured here), and 123 and U.S. 281 north of Marble Falls have reported wait times of 30 minutes to an hour the first and second week of July as rail line crews stopped aggregate hauling train cars to make additional connections. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Recent long wait times at railroad tracks an ‘anomaly,’ says company, as EMS blocked during Burnet County heart attack call

13 July 2018

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET COUNTY — Ten minutes after her 911 call on July 10, a lone first responder arrived at the home of Mojo Cornelius’s ailing 79-year-old mother. “A paramedic came up in a personal vehicle and told us they were having trouble getting the ambulance there,” Cornelius said. “The train was blocking […]

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Burnet Mayor Crista Goble Bromley

MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR: Hill Country Humane Society is a lifesaver, and it needs your help

13 July 2018

I recently had the unfortunate experience of having to say goodbye to my dear, sweet dog, Anniemae.  After more than 16 years of companionship, she passed on. A sad event to be sure, but she was one of the best: friendly, gentle with everyone, and patient.  (more…)

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Kaitlyn Dawn Willard

BCSO deputy stops to help woman in overheated SUV then arrests her on drug charge

12 July 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — Authorities arrested a Kingsland woman July 11 on a drug charge after a Burnet County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted to help the motorist with an overheating vehicle, according to a report. (more…)

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Blanco home burglary suspect found in bathroom recaptured after escaping custody

Blanco home burglary suspect found in bathroom recaptured after escaping custody

12 July 2018

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BLANCO — After a nearly two-hour manhunt, authorities on July 10 captured a suspect who had escaped from a patrol vehicle when investigators were in the midst of processing a crime scene to which the man was linked, according to Blanco County officials. (more…)

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