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Man dies in crash near Briggs

FROM STAFF REPORTS BRIGGS — A Copperas Cove man died after a two-vehicle collision on a rural road in northern Burnet County, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The crash happened just before noon Sept. 3 on FM 2657 about a mile and a half north of Briggs, DPS reported. (more…)

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Firefly Space Systems, a private company expected to break ground in Burnet County, specializes in customized small rocket technology primarily used to launch small satellites into space. The California-based corporation is among a "rise of the boutique rocket firms" in Central Texas inspired by the Waco-based SpaceX program. Photo Courtesy SpaceX

Rocket company to take off in Briggs

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BRIGGS — California-based Firefly Space Systems has purchased 200acres in far north Burnet County to begin constructing small rockets used to transport satellites into space. Officials believe that once Firefly Space Systems establishes its business on the land just off U.S. 183, near the intersection of CR 210, the industry […]

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Tornado rips Bertram area home off foundation with family inside

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF JOPPA — A family of four that survived a tornado ripping their home off its foundation June 12 while they were inside launched a cleanup effort the day after with the help of family and community members. (more…)

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Back-to-back U.S. 183 crashes kill two mothers; 7-year-old recovering from injuries

FROM STAFF REPORTS BRIGGS — The Texas Department of Public Safety reported two fatalities on the same stretch of road within days of one another in northern Burnet County. In the first accident May 28, a 7-year-old boy is recovering at an Austin-area hospital, according to a DPS report. (more…)

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Copperas Cove woman killed in Briggs accident involving 18-wheeler on U.S. 183

FROM STAFF REPORTS BRIGGS — A Copperas Cove woman died at the scene of a collision between her car and an 18-wheeler on U.S. 183 on May 28, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report. The collision was reported at 3:40 p.m. just off the intersection of loop 308 outside Briggs in far […]

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