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A ceremony Oct. 31 was held to rededicate Live Oak Park, 801 Live Oak in Burnet, as Randy Longoria Park. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Burnet renames park in memory of supervisor Randy Longoria

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Before his death, Randy Longoria dedicated 14 years to the city of Burnet, and those who knew him best wanted to ensure he would be remembered in a fitting way. (more…)

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Inks Lake State Park will reopen to the public at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2. Inks Lake will remain closed to recreational use until the Lower Colorado River Authority makes a determination Nov. 2 about when to reopen the lake. Photo courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

After fire and flood, Inks Lake State Park fully reopens Nov. 2

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS When the Lower Colorado River Authority opened floodgates at Buchanan Dam, staff at Inks Lake State Park had to scramble to move park visitors and equipment away from the shore. (more…)

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Burnet City Council approves new building inspector position and purchases

Burnet City Council approves new building inspector position and purchases

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Burnet City Council approved adding a building inspector/official position and making several purchases for city departments during its regular meeting Oct. 23. (more…)

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Hidden Ranch Road off CR 200 in Burnet County was at the heart of a debate over a ‘mass gathering’ permit application for UTOPiAfest music festival. Before Burnet County Sheriff Calvin Boyd made a decision on the permit application, the event’s organizers decided Oct. 3 to move the event to Reveille Peak Ranch. Staff photo by Jared Fields

UTOPiAfest moving to Reveille Peak Ranch; decision comes during debate over permit

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS After weeks of friction between festival promoters and local landowners, UTOPiAfest organizers are moving the event to Reveille Peak Ranch. (more…)

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Burnet County Sheriff’s Office investigators confirmed that the skeletal human remains found in rural northwest Burnet County in August are those of 40-year-old Tina Marie Logan. The woman was last seen in early April at a tire store in the Burnet area. She was driving a 2005 Mazda Tribute, which investigators found on the property where they located her remains. BCSO officials are asking anyone with information about Logan or her whereabouts in early April to contact them at (512) 756-8080 or cidadim@burnetsheriff.com. Courtesy images

Skeletal remains found in Burnet County in August those of woman last seen in April

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The Burnet County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the skeletal remains they found in early August are those of Tina Marie Logan, who had been last seen April 2. (more…)

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Rabid skunk found in Burnet at Washington and US 281

Rabid skunk found in Burnet at Washington and US 281

FROM STAFF REPORTS A rabid skunk was found Sept. 21 at the corner of West Washington Street and U.S. 281 in Burnet. (more…)

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Burnet approves amendment to retirement policy, purchase of two patrol units, and plats

Burnet approves amendment to retirement policy, purchase of two patrol units, and plats

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Burnet City Council members approved amending the city’s retirement policy, purchasing two new patrol units, and platting two subdivisions during a Sept. 25 regular meeting. (more…)

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The Burnet AgriLife Extension building in Burnet was the setting for an information meeting Sept 19 where nearly 100 people came to ask questions to organizers of the Nov. 1-4 UTOPiAfest Down In The Oaks music festival. Burnet County Judge James Oakley addressed the crowd before the meeting began. Staff photo by Jared Fields

UTOPiAfest music festival organizers face discord at public meeting in Burnet

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS About 100 people pelted UTOPiAfest Down In the Oaks organizers with nearly 90 questions about the music festival, which is scheduled to take place Nov. 1-4 on ranchland off CR 200 northeast of Burnet. (more…)

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Burnet City Council discusses health benefits for retired employees working elsewhere

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS BURNET — Burnet City Council members tried balancing benefits promised to retired employees with the costs of those benefits in a workshop and the following regular meeting Sept. 11. (more…)

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The Bluebonnet Belle, a 1944 C-47 Douglas Skytrain, crashed during takeoff July 21 at the Burnet Municipal Airport. While the Highland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force, which housed and cared for the plane, knows it was a big loss, members are currently focused on the upcoming Bluebonnet AirSho, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9. Once the air show is over, officials said they’ll begin to plan for the future post-Belle. Photo courtesy of Burnet County Sheriff’s Office photo

About $50,000 in repairs to Burnet runway to be done before Sept. 8 air show

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS BURNET — Runway repairs to the Burnet Municipal Airport are scheduled to be done just before the Bluebonnet AirSho on Sept. 8. (more…)

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Burnet County Sheriff’s Office investigators are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of Tina Marie Logan. The 40-year-old woman was last seen on April 4 at approximately 10 a.m. at the 29 Tire and Auto, 5030 Texas 29 in Burnet. She was last known to be driving a 2005 Mazda Tribute (like the one pictured) with Texas license plate number KHZ9232. Call the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office at (512) 756-8080 if you have information regarding Logan’s location. Courtesy photos

Human remains and missing woman’s SUV found in northwest Burnet County

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Investigators discovered human remains in northwest Burnet County as well as the 2005 Mazda Tribute owned by a woman who was last seen in the Burnet area in April. (more…)

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The Burnet City Council on Aug. 14 voted unanimously to rename Live Oak Park to Randy Longoria Park in honor of the city’s parks supervisor who passed away Aug. 4. Friends and family of Longoria attended the meeting and took a photo to commemorate the honor. Pictured are Debbie Longoria (left), Mary Longoria, Burnet Mayor Crista Goble Bromley, Kim Wilson, Andrew Scott, and Danisa Scott. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Burnet votes to rename park after parks supervisor who passed away Aug. 4

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS BURNET — Burnet City Council voted unanimously to rename Live Oak Park after former parks supervisor Randy Longoria during its meeting Aug. 14. (more…)

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Burnet County Sheriff’s Office investigators are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of Tina Marie Logan. The 40-year-old woman was last seen on April 4 at approximately 10 a.m. at the 29 Tire and Auto, 5030 Texas 29 in Burnet. She was last known to be driving a 2005 Mazda Tribute (like the one pictured) with Texas license plate number KHZ9232. Call the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office at (512) 756-8080 if you have information regarding Logan’s location. Courtesy photos

Burnet County Sheriff’s Office seeks help in finding missing woman last seen at tire shop

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Burnet County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Tina Marie Logan, who was last seen in April at a Burnet tire store. (more…)

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City staff, family, and friends line Texas 29 in Burnet on Aug. 6 to honor Parks Supervisor Randy Longoria, who died Aug. 4. City trucks and law enforcement vehicles escorted Longoria’s body to the city’s maintenance facility one last time before he arrived at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Burnet Parks Supervisor Randy Longoria was always there for the community

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS BURNET — Randy Longoria wanted the people of Burnet to know he had their backs. The parks supervisor’s response to anything asked of him might vary between “I got this,” “No problem,” or “What can I do?” One response no one ever heard: “No.” (more…)

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More than 100 firefighting personnel, including from out-of-state agencies, have assisted in battling the Park Road 4 fire in Burnet County. Courtesy photo by James Oakley

Park Road 4 fire: Evacuated residents can return home; more than 100 personnel battling blaze

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS BURNET — The Texas A&M Forest Service announced July 31 that evacuated residents near the Park Road 4 fire will be allowed back into their homes at 5 p.m. (more…)

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UPDATE: Officials say ATV is cause of Park Road 4 fire, which is 50 percent contained

UPDATE: Officials say ATV is cause of Park Road 4 fire, which is 50 percent contained

BURNET — An all-terrain vehicle has been determined as the cause of the Park Road 4 fire near Inks Lake State Park, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service.  (more…)

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BCSO: Bluebonnet Belle crashes taking off from Burnet airport; all 13 on board survive

BCSO: Bluebonnet Belle crashes taking off from Burnet airport; all 13 on board survive

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Bluebonnet Belle, a Douglas C47 Skytrain, crashed at 9:18 a.m July 21 while taking off from Burnet Municipal Airport, according to the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office. (more…)

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Burnet city officials are acquiring land primarily on the Hamilton Creek shoreline to eventually connect Hamilton Creek Park to Haley-Nelson park and the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond. Photo courtesy of city of Burnet

Burnet to connect two parks and YMCA along Hamilton Creek

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — City staff has acquired land north and south of Hamilton Creek Park with the aim of connecting the park to Haley-Nelson Park and the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond. (more…)

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Burnet school district plan would lower property tax rate, raise $600,000 with voter OK

Burnet school district plan would lower property tax rate, raise $600,000 with voter OK

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — With the state of Texas eyeing as much as $2.7 million of Burnet Consolidated Independent School District’s local tax money over the next two years, district officials are asking voters to approve a move that would not only lower the school property tax rate but also create $600,000 the so-called […]

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Two people killed in overnight crash on US 183 south of Briggs

Two people killed in overnight crash on US 183 south of Briggs

FROM STAFF REPORTS BRIGGS — Two people have died following a three-vehicle collision on U.S. 183 south of Briggs, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report. (more…)

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Pilot and passenger walk away after plane slides off Burnet airport runway

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A pilot and a passenger walked away without reported injuries when the aircraft they were landing slid off the runway into the grass June 27 at Burnet Municipal Airport. (more…)

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Video captures suspect setting fire to Burnet patrol vehicle

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet police are seeking information regarding an individual who set one of the department’s marked patrol cars on fire while it was parked at the police department around 1 a.m. June 27, according to a press release. (more…)

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44-year-old man dies following swim outing on Inks Lake

44-year-old man dies following swim outing on Inks Lake

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Authorities are investigating the death of a 44-year-old McQueeney man during an outing June 23 at Inks Lake State Park in Burnet County. (more…)

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A Burnet police officer has recovered from wounds to her arm and resumed her duties about a week after being attacked by dogs, one of which she fatally shot. The agency has designated the surviving pet a 'dangerous dog,' requiring the owner to build a fence, post a sign, and purchase an insurance policy. Photo courtesy of Burnet Police Department

Burnet Police Department orders ‘dangerous dog’ owner to erect fence, buy insurance policy

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — The Burnet Police Department has ordered a pet owner, whose dog attacked an officer, to build a 6-foot fence to enclose the canine, post a “dangerous dog” sign, and purchase a $100,000 insurance policy or face having the pet seized and potentially euthanized. (more…)

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Some residents of The Hills of Shady Grove in Burnet expressed concern about a road connecting their neighborhood to an adjacent 22-acre tract of undeveloped land. Courtesy photo

Proposed road sparks heated debate on fire safety, emergency response in Burnet subdivisions

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Residents and city officials remain at odds over a potential decision to connect two subdivisions with a road that would increase access points and improve emergency response to the area, though homeowners fear it might bring more traffic problems. (more…)

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Robert Liebson, 38, of Burnet was killed June 15 when the Cessna 172N, similar to the one pictured here, in which he was a passenger crashed in West Texas.

Two dead, including Burnet man, in West Texas plane crash

FROM STAFF REPORTS ROTAN — A Burnet man died June 15 along with the pilot in a single-engine plane crash, reportedly caused when the aircraft ran into power lines in a remote area of West Texas, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety report. (more…)

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