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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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Authorities in Burnet and Llano counties are looking for two suspects in a recent string of vehicle burglaries. One of the perpetrators, with potentially identifying tattoos, was captured on surveillance video Oct. 31 in a Kingsland convenience store. Courtesy photo

Burnet police looking for tattooed car burglary suspect 

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Investigators need the public’s help finding a suspect with potentially identifying tattoos who might be responsible for a rash of vehicle burglaries in Burnet and Llano counties. (more…)

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BCISD leadership weighs in on Gatesville steroids controversy

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — The superintendent at Burnet Consolidated Independent School District has reinforced his district’s philosophy and policy against drug use, including performance-enhancing drugs, in the wake of public outcry over alleged steroid use among Gatesville Independent School District athletes. (more…)

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Burnet officials released a conceptual design of the proposed police department to be located north of the Burnet Fire Department on U.S. 281. Courtesy rendering

Burnet police station plans take shape with release of design

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Burnet city officials on Oct. 17 released a conceptual design of the future police station to be located on land north of the fire hall on U.S 281 south. Burnet City Council approved building on the city-owned parcel of land after narrowing the search from a list of 15 […]

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School bus driver removes child who flashed unloaded BB gun

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — School officials are reminding parents to keep tabs on their children’s backpacks following an incident where an elementary student brought an unloaded BB gun onto the school bus in his backpack. Around 4 p.m. Oct. 10, witnesses on the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District bus noticed the child with the […]

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Burnet chooses site for new police station, offers cost estimate

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — After narrowing the search from a list of 15 potential sites, Burnet officials have chosen the new location for the police station on a parcel of land adjacent to the fire hall on U.S 281 south, officials say. (more…)

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Thanks to $100,000 in donations and city funding, Live Oak Park in Burnet will get a new pavilion, a refurbished basketball court, lighting, and other improvements. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet’s Live Oak Park gets funding for improvements

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — The Rotary Club of Burnet and the Lower Colorado River Authority partnered with the city of Burnet for funding to upgrade a family-friendly park in the southeast part of the community. (more…)

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Two Burnet County women killed in three-car collision on Texas 29

Two Burnet County women killed in three-car collision on Texas 29

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified the victims of a fatal collision that happened Oct. 2 on an accident-plagued stretch of Texas 29. (more…)

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At least two dead in multi-vehicle crash on TX 29 between Burnet and Bertram

At least two dead in multi-vehicle crash on TX 29 between Burnet and Bertram

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — At least two people died Oct. 2 following a crash involving multiple vehicles on Texas 29, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. (more…)

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Burnet collecting brush, junk, tires, and more at three cleanup events

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — As a part of a community-wide cleanup effort, residents have a few options when it comes to cleaning out their garages, storage sheds, and backyards, which might be overflowing with yard waste, brush, hazardous items, or old furniture and some appliances. (more…)

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MFISD bonfire canceled due to weather

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Wet weather and muddy conditions forced Marble Falls Independent School District officials to cancel the homecoming bonfire that was set for Thursday, Sept. 28. (more…)

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Burnet CISD enacts new policy for student meal charges

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Burnet Consolidated Independent School District has adopted a new policy on student meal charges and food options following passage of a state law that mandates districts serve regular meals even if a student can’t pay. (more…)

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Burnet fire crews save two homes in brush fire path, issue alert

Burnet fire crews save two homes in brush fire path, issue alert

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Increasing wind speeds and more dry brush prompted fire officials to issue a warning in areas where outdoor burning and other open fire activities occur. (more…)

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Burnet Police Department officials purchased three patrol rifles after receiving their first-ever grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation. Photo courtesy of Burnet Police Department

Burnet police buy rifles with first NRA Foundation grant

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Burnet Police Department officers refuse to be caught “under the gun” now that the agency has outfitted itself with new rifles paid for by a National Rifle Association Foundation grant. (more…)

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Ex-Burnet car dealership GM to pay restitution to local 4-H in show calf cash plea deal

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A former car dealership general manager has agreed to pay restitution to the Burnet County 4-H program in a plea deal related to charges he used dealership money to purchase a show calf, according to court documents. (more…)

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Marble Falls, Burnet schools open doors to Harvey students

Marble Falls, Burnet schools open doors to Harvey students

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — As families fled Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath in late August, those with school-aged children faced an additional problem: getting them back in class. Highland Lakes school districts are answering that need, but officials aren’t just concerned with academics. (more…)

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Helicopter crash on US 281 in Burnet sends 2 to hospital

Helicopter crash on US 281 in Burnet sends 2 to hospital

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Emergency crews responded to a helicopter crash Sept. 2 at about 4:30 p.m. on U.S. 281 south of the Burnet Municipal Airport. (more…)

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Burnet police suspect rash of car burglaries tied to drug trade

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Police fear a string of recent vehicle burglaries could be fueling the drug trade in the Highland Lakes and are sending a warning to residents about securing valuables. There were two reported incidents Aug. 22 in the 1000 block of east Johnson Street in Burnet. In one, thieves stole […]

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Burnet gas station latest target in card skimmer cases

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Authorities have ramped up their search for suspects in a string of cases involving credit card-skimming devices found in rural communities at a bank ATM and at least two convenience stores. (more…)

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Marble Falls recorded a 4.7 percent increase in sales tax receipts over the same time last year as people are staying overnight, eating at local restaurants, and shopping at local stores, including at Old Oak Square on Main Street. File photo

Highland Lakes cities see bump in sales tax revenues

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — Strong retail growth helped spur an increase in sales tax revenues in Marble Falls as well as other Highland Lakes communities. The Texas Comptroller’s office released the most recent sales tax distribution numbers Aug. 9, and Marble Falls experienced a $36,183.86 bump over the same period in 2016. (more…)

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Keith Maynard and Johnny Loehr face drug charges in a July 25 arrest at a Burnet County home.

Two men face drug charges after authorities find meth, firearms in Burnet County home

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant on a residence in the 1500 block of Buchanan Drive in Burnet County on July 25 and recovered drugs and firearms. The search also resulted in two people facing drug charges. (more…)

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First State Bank of Burnet is located at Washington and Pierce streets on the courthouse square in Burnet. Go to fsbburnet.com for more. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

First State Bank of Burnet recognized as Texas treasure

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Ever since Ike D. White hosted a meeting of 15 stockholders in October 1908, First State Bank of Burnet has faithfully served the community on the city’s historic courthouse square. Now, the Texas Historical Commission is honoring the bank with its Texas Treasure Business Award. (more…)

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Phillip Austin Morris, 37, of Burnet.

Officers catch Burnet drug suspect fleeing from courtroom hearing

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Following a pursuit on foot, authorities captured a drug suspect July 14 when he attempted to flee in the midst of courtroom proceedings at the Burnet County Courthouse annex, according to a report. (more…)

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Burnet Chamber warns people about potential phone scam asking for personal info

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Burnet Chamber of Commerce is cautioning people and businesses about a potential phone scam by someone who claims to represent a chamber of commerce. (more…)

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Government closures July 3-4

MARBLE FALLS — Since the Fourth of July is a national and state holiday, Highland Lakes residents can expect federal, state, and local offices to be closed on Tuesday, July 4, but there are some offices that will tack on July 3. (more…)

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