Archive | Burnet

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet, Election Guide, Featured Story - Home Slider, Government, News, News By Town1 Comment

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…)

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet, Featured Story - Home Slider, News, News By Town0 Comments

burnet airport plane mishap

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…)

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet, News By Town0 Comments

burnet-police-car-fire-slider

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…)

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet, Crime & Courtrooms, Featured Story - Home Slider, News By Town0 Comments

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…)

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet, Featured Story - Home Slider, News, News By Town0 Comments

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…)

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet, News, News By Town1 Comment

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…)

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet, News, News By Town0 Comments

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…)

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet, Featured Story - Home Slider, News, News By Town1 Comment

A Burnet police officer responding to a call regarding a dog attack June 14 on Vanderveer Street shot two of the dogs when they attacked and bit her on the arm, according to a department report. A nearby resident shared this image with DailyTrib.com of the response to and location of the incident. Courtesy photo

Burnet police: Two dogs shot, one fatally, while attacking officer responding to call

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A Burnet police officer is recovering from dog bite wounds following an incident June 14 when she shot two dogs, one fatally, that attacked her as she shielded a bicyclist, officials said. (more…)

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet, Featured Story - Home Slider, News, News By Town4 Comments

Police charge two girls in bomb threat hoax at Boys and Girls Club unit in Burnet

Police charge two girls in bomb threat hoax at Boys and Girls Club unit in Burnet

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Two female juveniles face terroristic threat charges after confessing to calling in a bomb threat from inside the Burnet unit of the Boys and Girls Club of the Highland Lakes, according to the Burnet Police Department. (more…)

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet, Crime & Courtrooms, Featured Story - Home Slider, News, News By Town4 Comments

Lee Don Houston

Burnet police investigating stolen check call arrest meth suspect in ‘dope house’ bust

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A man faces narcotics charges after a police responded to a call June 11 about a stolen check in a “known drug house,” according to the Burnet Police Department. (more…)

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet, Crime & Courtrooms, News, News By Town0 Comments

The proposed Burnet Police Station will be located on property north of the Burnet Fire Department on U.S. 281 South. Courtesy rendering

Burnet chooses builder of PEC’s Marble Falls facility for $4.2M police station project

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — From a field of nine bidders, city officials selected a builder June 19 for the new Burnet police station because of the company’s “track record of coming in below estimated cost.” Burnet City Council picked American Constructors to build the facility, which will be located north of the fire […]

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet, Featured Story - Home Slider, News, News By Town1 Comment

Pedestrian dies from injuries days after being hit by truck at Burnet intersection

Pedestrian dies from injuries days after being hit by truck at Burnet intersection

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A 76-year-old woman died after being struck by a pickup truck that entered an intersection at which she was crossing the road, according to a Burnet Police Department report. (more…)

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet, Featured Story - Home Slider, News, News By Town0 Comments

Burnet Patrol Officer Mark Edwards visited Shady Grove Elementary on May 16 for Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) Day. Burnet Consolidated Independent School District has approved a full-time school resource officer for each of its campuses starting next school year. Courtesy photo

School shootings prompt officials to place police officers on all Burnet CISD campuses

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — The most recent school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, prompted Burnet and Bertram city and school officials to approve officers for the 2018-19 school year on all school campuses in Burnet Consolidated Independent School District. (more…)

Read the full story

Posted in Bertram, Burnet, Featured Story - Home Slider, News, News By Town3 Comments

Danielle Marie Norwood

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…)

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet, Cottonwood Shores, Crime & Courtrooms, Featured Story - Home Slider, News, News By Town0 Comments

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…)

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet, Featured Story - Home Slider, News, News By Town0 Comments

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…)

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet, Featured Story - Home Slider, News, News By Town3 Comments

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…)

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet, Featured Story - Home Slider, News, News By Town6 Comments

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…)

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet, Featured Story - Home Slider, News, News By Town1 Comment

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…)

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet, News, News By Town0 Comments

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet, Featured Story - Home Slider, News, News By Town2 Comments

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…)

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet, Marble Falls news, News, News By Town0 Comments

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…)

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet, Crime & Courtrooms, Featured Story - Home Slider, News, News By Town0 Comments

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet, Burnet County, Featured Story - Home Slider, Government, News, News By Town0 Comments

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…)

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet, Featured Story - Home Slider, News, News By Town1 Comment

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 […]

Read the full story

Posted in Burnet, Crime & Courtrooms, Featured Story - Home Slider, News, News By Town0 Comments

Sign Up For Our Newsletter