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Texas Rangers and Burnet Police Department officers at the scene of an early morning police-involved shooting in the 300 block of McNeil Street. Officers responded to a loud music complaint at about 1:40 a.m. March 27. One man was shot and killed by police after he drove his vehicle at the officers, running over one officer’s foot. The Texas Rangers are leading the investigation. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

UPDATE: Burnet police identify officer and deceased in shooting

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARCH 29 UPDATE: The man shot and killed by an officer March 27 in Burnet has been identified as 25-year-old Brandon Michael Jacque of Bertram. (more…)

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Texas Green Blast is media blasting the four static aircraft on display at the Burnet Municipal Airport over the next couple weeks as part of the city’s Airport Static Display Restoration Project. The aircraft will be blasted with recycled crushed glass, coated with primer then painted to last for decades. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Vintage Burnet aircraft getting fresh coats of paint in project

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Four static display aircraft at the Burnet Municipal Airport are getting a major makeover in the coming weeks. (more…)

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TCEQ warns Cassie water customers about nitrate level; contaminant could harm infants

TCEQ warns Cassie water customers about nitrate level; contaminant could harm infants

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality notified Cassie Water System customers that the water exceeded the Maximum Contaminant Level for nitrate. (more…)

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The empty lot between Chicken Express and Taco Bell on U.S. 281 in Burnet will be the location of Burger King and Captain D’s restaurants. The sale of the property closed Feb. 28. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Burger King-Captain D’s combo coming soon to Burnet

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS More fast-food options are coming to Burnet. City Manager David Vaughn said Feb. 28 that Burger King and Captain D’s are coming to 2.6 acres on U.S. 281 after the property sale closed. (more…)

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The Burnet Fire Department will add three additional staff members after City Council approved the request Feb. 26. The department had a 15 percent call volume increase in 2018. File photo

With call increase, Burnet Fire Department to hire 3 paramedics

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Three additional paramedics are coming to the Burnet Fire Department to help cover an increase in calls. (more…)

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The Burnet Economic Development Corp. is purchasing 13.51 acres on U.S. 281 and Houston Clinton Drive. The tract allows for a number of development opportunities for the city. Graphic courtesy Burnet EDC

With Burnet EDC land purchase, area would be open for business

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The city of Burnet opened up development opportunities during the regular City Council meeting Feb. 26. (more…)

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Burnet EDC looks at whether city has room for another hotel

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS After a recent convention visit, Burnet officials were approached about the possibility the city could support another hotel. To find out, the Burnet Economic Development Corp. voted Jan. 25 to contract for a feasibility study. (more…)

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With $350,000 loan, new water well in the works for Burnet County community

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Texas Water Development Board approved a $350,000 loan Jan. 22 to Whitewater Springs Water Supply Corp. in Burnet County. (more…)

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Charles Farrell, 62, was charged in the shooting of a 45-year-old Burnet County man Dec. 22.

BCSO: Argument over property preceded Dec. 22 shooting

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The 45-year-old man shot Dec. 22 during an altercation outside of Burnet remains in intensive care, according to Burnet County Sheriff’s Office investigators. The person who allegedly shot the man told authorities he was defending himself. (more…)

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Cowden Ward Jr. died Nov. 17 along with a World War II veteran when the plane in which they were flying, a P-51D Mustang, crashed in Fredericksburg. The aircraft, shown here on a flight a few years ago, was based out of Burnet. Ward had flown many veterans, particularly World War II veterans, in his plane over the years, often traveling to air shows across the country. The identity of the passenger hadn’t been released yet, and the crash is under investigation. File photo by Daniel Clifton

Plane crash in Fredericksburg kills Burnet pilot, WWII veteran

  CELEBRATION OF LIFE: A celebration of life party in memory of Cowden Ward Jr. will be held at noon Saturday, Dec. 1, at the hangar in Burnet at 3202 S. Water St. UPDATE, NOV. 20: The passenger killed in the Nov. 17 crash of the Pecos Bill has been identified as 93-year-old Vincent Losada of […]

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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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