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Reports: Cottonwood Shores arrest escapee found clinging beneath patrol car

FROM STAFF REPORTS COTTONWOOD SHORES — A manhunt on May 18 involving several law enforcement agencies from Burnet and Llano counties as well as state troopers resulted in the recapture of a woman accused of stealing a firearm and possessing dangerous drugs, according to police reports. (more…)

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Wind causes plane mishap during landing at Burnet airport

Wind causes plane mishap during landing at Burnet airport

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A couple walked away without injuries May 19 after the plane they were in was “affected by wind” while attempting a landing at Burnet Municipal Airport, according a Texas Department of Public Safety report. (more…)

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Winery strikes deal to lease Badger Building from Burnet EDC

Winery strikes deal to lease Badger Building from Burnet EDC

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A San Saba-based winery has agreed to a deal with the Burnet Economic Development Corp. to lease the Badger Building, which is undergoing more than $1.5 million in renovations, on the downtown square, officials said. (more…)

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Burnet CISD to dole out $350,000 to state in first Robin Hood payout

Burnet CISD to dole out $350,000 to state in first Robin Hood payout

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — The future of classroom programs and teacher pay raises could be in jeopardy as Burnet Consolidated Independent School District joins the list of “property rich” schools to pay into the state of Texas’s so-called “Robin Hood” school finance system. (more…)

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At least five of about 25 proposed homes are under construction by a private developer on 13 acres off Westfall in Burnet, officials said, due to the cultivation of the housing market by the city’s economic development corporation.

Program ‘catalyst’ for more low-cost home construction in Burnet

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A public-private partnership served as a “catalyst” for a private developer to begin work on dozens of single-family homes on 13 acres adjacent to Burnet City Cemetery, officials said. (more…)

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An 18-wheeler rollover at about 11:30 a.m. May 1 on RR 963, 5 miles north of Burnet, delayed traffic for several hours as wreckers worked to upright the vehicle. Courtesy photo

18-wheeler carrying deer feed rolls over on RR 963 near Burnet

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Rain-slicked conditions and a roadside drop-off caused a few challenges for first responders May 1 as they attempted to clear the scene of a wrecked 18-wheeler that was carrying deer feed on a rural road. (more…)

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Crews have started work on a Taco Bell, located on U.S. 281 South in Burnet, which is scheduled to be complete in 60-70 days. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Taco Bell breaks ground in Burnet thanks to EDC partnership

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Construction is underway on a new eatery that opted to locate on a portion of Burnet Economic Development Corp. property because of a newly created access point off U.S. 281 south. Taco Bell is being built on 1.2 acres in the 1400 block of U.S. 281. The property’s remaining […]

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DEA program takes old, unwanted prescription meds off streets

DEA program takes old, unwanted prescription meds off streets

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Authorities on April 28 will target prescription drugs flooding the street market through a national take-back program with drop-off locations in Burnet and Marble Falls. (more…)

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Phone scam targets Burnet Chamber members, asks for personal info

Phone scam targets Burnet Chamber members, asks for personal info

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET —  Business owners should beware of a phone scam in which the caller tries to siphon critical personal information from a victim that could lead to theft of money or services and even potential identity theft, officials said. (more…)

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Burnet County officials propose reuse and recycle center on 9 acres donated by city

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — City and county officials have agreed to a land donation to jumpstart a proposed regional reuse and recycling facility for household hazardous waste. Burnet City Council approved the donation to Burnet County of a 9-acre tract of land on RR 963, adjacent to the existing trash transfer station, to […]

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18-wheeler collision on Texas 29 yields traffic alert during busy weekend

18-wheeler collision on Texas 29 yields traffic alert during busy weekend

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A Llano County man is in serious condition after his pickup truck crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler on Texas 29 on April 13, prompting authorities to issue a traffic alert as Burnet Bluebonnet Festival weekend gets underway. (more…)

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John Jamyz Melton, 27, is the suspect in the recent thefts of a truck and an ATV.

Man arrested in Burnet County truck theft also suspect in stolen ATV case

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet County Sheriff’s Office deputies thwarted a man allegedly stealing a truck while also nabbing the suspect on a stolen ATV charge. At about 8:50 a.m. April 11, deputies responded to a report of a stolen truck in the 200 block of Corner Drive near Burnet. The truck was equipped […]

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Burnet Economic Development Corp. has decided to sell a 21-acre planned commercial park on Texas 29 to free up funding for Badger building renovations. The historic building is located on the Burnet County Courthouse square. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Burnet to sell 21-acre commercial park for Badger building funding

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Economic Development Corp. officials have shifted gears on planned development projects by putting a 21-acre commercial park up for sale and moving forward on the renovations of an historic courthouse square building. (more…)

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Rabid wildlife reported in Burnet and Marble Falls prompts alert

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A couple of tests on skunks captured in Burnet and Marble Falls have come back positive for rabies, prompting an alert from public safety officials. (more…)

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Motel room death ruled suicide; man was 'person of interest' in fire at Hye winery

Motel room death ruled suicide; man was ‘person of interest’ in fire at Hye winery

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — The motel room death of a winery owner and chef, considered a “person of interest” in a fire at the winery, was ruled a suicide by the medical examiner’s office, officials said. (more…)

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Copperas Cove man gets 60 years in intoxication manslaughter case

Copperas Cove man gets 60 years in intoxication manslaughter case

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet County jury sentenced a Copperas Cove man to 60 years in prison after finding him guilty in the death of an elderly woman and responsible for injuries to another person in an October 2016 crash on U.S. 281, according to a media release from the 33rd/424th Judicial District […]

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Three uninjured after aircraft landing gear malfunction at Burnet airport

Three uninjured after aircraft landing gear malfunction at Burnet airport

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Three people walked away from a reported plane landing mishap that resulted in the aircraft’s nose cone crashing into the runway at the Burnet Municipal Airport on March 24, officials said. (more…)

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To keep safe, those who receive mail packages on their doorsteps or in their mailboxes should take a closer look for signs indicating the item contains explosives or toxic substances. Courtesy graphic

Authorities send suspicious package warning to avoid potential bombs

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A series of explosions of packages containing bombs in Austin has prompted Highland Lakes law enforcement to issue safety warnings. Authorities in a number of jurisdictions, including Burnet, Horseshoe Bay, and Lampasas, shared the suspicious package alerts shortly after the third explosion was reported March 12 in the capital, […]

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Police practice active shooter drills on Burnet CISD campuses

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BERTRAM — With the recent violent shootings at schools across the country, Burnet-area law enforcement agencies are launching and updating active shooter procedures. (more…)

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Burnet school officials issue alert to quell rumors of Snapchat threat

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet school officials sent out letters Feb. 23 to warn parents and students about “unsubstantiated rumors” regarding a Snapchat post connected to a threat in another state. (more…)

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Ex-BCISD bus driver accused of inappropriate contact with teen

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Authorities have charged a former Burnet Consolidated Independent School District bus driver with attempted indecency with a child following an accusation by a 15-year-old boy that the accused tried to “initiate inappropriate contact” with him, officials said. (more…)

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The city of Burnet reports an exploding housing market of single-family homes spurred by infrastructure improvements and private-public partnerships. File photo

Burnet’s thriving housing market attracts middle-class families

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — As the city of Burnet ushers in the new year, officials reported a thriving economy tied to several new or expanding housing projects, which have attracted a growing number of middle- and working-class families. (more…)

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A 23,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, located between Burnet and Marble Falls, is expected to be operational by the end of December. Jewell, an Oldcastle company, announced the facility will focus on growing Oldcastle’s concrete and mortar brands. The manufacturing unit will also bring new employment opportunities to the area, according to company officials. Courtesy photo

State-of-the-art manufacturing facility between Burnet, Marble Falls opening soon

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — People driving U.S. 281 between Burnet and Marble Falls might have noticed workers building a new manufacturing facility just on the north side of the railroad tracks between the two communities and wondered what it was. (more…)

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Blaze heavily damages Payne's Bar-B-Q Shak in Burnet

Blaze heavily damages Payne’s Bar-B-Q Shak in Burnet

UPDATE: As of 11 a.m., Burnet police have reopened all four eastbound and westbound lanes on Texas 29 West. FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A structure fire at a Burnet barbecue Dec. 22 temporarily halted traffic on Texas 29 West as fire crews pulled fire hoses across the roadway to help douse the blaze, officials said. […]

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John W. Hoover Parkway dedicated to Burnet businessman instrumental in hospital, other projects

John W. Hoover Parkway dedicated to Burnet businessman instrumental in hospital, other projects

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — Several hundred people turned out Nov. 21 to witness the official naming of a Burnet roadway, but it wasn’t just any name. (more…)

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Burnet police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a man (pictured here) they believe is responsible for a string of vehicle burglaries and used a stolen credit card to make a purchase at a Kingsland store. Courtesy photo

Burnet police ID and issue warrant for tattooed suspect in theft cases

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET —Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a vehicle burglary suspect caught on surveillance using a reported stolen credit card at a Kingsland store, according to the Burnet Police Department. (more…)

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