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Fake ‘attorney’ tries to extract cash in latest phone call scam, BCSO warns

Fake ‘attorney’ tries to extract cash in latest phone call scam, BCSO warns

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — What if an attorney called and claimed a loved one was in jail and the only way to get them out was to send money over the phone with a pre-paid card? (more…)

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Burnet County dispatched sand truck crews Jan. 15 to areas where icy roadways could pose a risk to motorists. Courtesy photo

Highland Lakes cities, counties prep for threat of icy conditions

UPDATE: City of Burnet offices closed Jan. 16. UPDATE: Burnet CISD, Marble Falls ISD, Llano ISD, and Faith Academy of Marble Falls cancel classes Jan. 16. UPDATE: As of 4:30 p.m., Burnet County officials opted to close county offices and services on Jan. 16 due to the potential for hazardous travel conditions.   STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY SPICEWOOD —  […]

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Lower Colorado River Authority and Pedernales Electric Cooperative representatives presented a $22,487 grant Jan. 9 to the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office for new portable radios. Pictured are BCSO Chief Deputy Mike Cummings (left), LCRA board member George Russell, BCSO Capt. Chris Jett, BCSO Sgt. Russell Kneese, Burnet County Commissioner Jim Luther, Burnet County Commissioner Russell Graeter, Burnet County Judge James Oakley, BCSO Sheriff Calvin Boyd, PEC Director of Community Engagement Trista Fugate, Burnet County Commissioner Billy Wall, LCRA Governmental and Regional Affairs Rep. Steve Dyer, and Burnet County Commissioner Joe Don Dockery. Courtesy photo

Burnet County Sheriff’s Office to upgrade portable radios with grant

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A Lower Colorado River Authority grant has opened the door for the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office to begin replacing its obsolete portable radios with state-of-the-art equipment. (more…)

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Tom Stephens is running for the Republican nomination for Burnet County Precinct 2 commissioner. Courtesy photo

Longtime resident, community servant Tom Stephens seeks Pct. 2 commissioner spot

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — With three times the signatures he needed to get a spot on the March primary ballot, fifth-generation Burnet County resident Tom Stephens officially filed Nov. 11 for the Republican nomination for Burnet County Precinct 2 commissioner. (more…)

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Burnet County Judge James Oakley is seeking re-election. Courtesy photo

Burnet County Judge James Oakley seeking re-election

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet County Judge James Oakley has announced his intention to seek re-election for that spot. He is running for the Republican nomination for the Burnet County judge seat in the March 6, 2018, primary. (more…)

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Lower Colorado River Authority official Ryan Rowney is seeking the Republican nomination for Burnet County Precinct 2 commissioner. Courtesy photo

LCRA official Ryan Rowney seeks Burnet County Precinct 2 commissioner spot

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Ryan Rowney, a longtime local rancher and community leader, has announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for the Burnet County Precinct 2 commissioner seat. (more…)

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Jeff Sellers has announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for the Burnet County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace position. Courtesy photo

Emergency management expert Jeff Sellers running for Burnet County Precinct 3 JP spot

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — With an extensive background in emergency management and a number of other specialties, Burnet County resident Jeff Sellers has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for the Burnet County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace office. (more…)

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Linda Bayless is seeking re-election as Burnet County Court-at-Law judge. Courtesy photo

Linda Bayless seeks re-election as Burnet County Court-at-Law judge

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — After a busy first term working to streamline Burnet County Court-at-Law procedures and reduce the court’s criminal caseload, Judge Linda Bayless has announced she will seek re-election for the position. (more…)

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Damon Beierle is running for the Republican nomination for the Burnet County Precinct 2 commissioner seat. Courtesy photo

Burnet businessman Damon Beierle files for Precinct 2 commissioner seat

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Damon Beierle, a longtime community leader and Burnet businessman, has announced he will seek the Republican nomination for the Burnet County Precinct 2 commissioner seat. (more…)

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Election Day voters have until 7 p.m. to cast their ballots

Election Day voters have until 7 p.m. to cast their ballots

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Election Day voters still have until 7 p.m. today, Nov. 7, to cast their ballots. The ballot features seven proposed statewide amendments for the Texas Constitution as well as local items for Granite Shoals and Horseshoe Bay. Early voting numbers reflected a low turnout compared to the number of registered […]

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Ed Necker of Signs 2 Go puts the finishing touches on the new Burnet County Elections Office on Oct. 26. The office is located at 106 W. Washington St. in Burnet. Courtesy photo

Burnet County Elections Office moves to courthouse square

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY  BURNET — Touting more space and public accessibility, the Burnet County Elections Office will set up shop in Burnet’s downtown square after refurbishment of an older building by the county. (more…)

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Several hundred people with a number in support of the Highland Lakes Clean Air Coalition were asked to minimize spoken discontent at a TCEQ air quality permit public meeting Oct. 26, so the audience used  signs to communicate their opinion towards speakers at the event. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

Output estimate, quarry plans unveiled for proposed rock crusher site

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — From healthcare officials to city leaders, hundreds of people attended a public meeting Oct. 26 hosted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to answer questions about a controversial air quality permit connected to a proposed rock crushing operation. (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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Burnet County issues alert after several rabid wildlife reports

Burnet County issues alert after several rabid wildlife reports

STAFF REPORTER CONNIE SWINNEY TIMBER RIDGE —As Burnet County animal control officers investigate a third case of rabies infection since April, authorities have asked rural residents to take precautions and update their pets’ vaccinations. (more…)

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Burnet County divides $5.7 million in bonds for roads

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Officials approved the disbursement of more than $5.7 million in bonds Feb. 28 to fund a string of extensive road and low-water crossing projects in all four precincts of Burnet County. “This is our first time to issue debt for roads in Burnet County,” Burnet County Judge James […]

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Authorities upend Burnet County drug operation with warrant sweep

Authorities upend Burnet County drug operation with warrant sweep

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET COUNTY — At least 12 suspects will face charges in connection with a methamphetamine network following a warrant sweep coordinated by the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office and several regional agencies. (more…)

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LOCAL ELECTIONS Granite Shoals says ‘no’ to deer feeding ban, 'yes' to road bond; and more

LOCAL ELECTIONS Granite Shoals says ‘no’ to deer feeding ban, ‘yes’ to road bond; and more

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — After forcing the issue on the Nov. 8 ballot, opponents to the Granite Shoals ban on feeding deer got their way. That city’s voters also passed a $3 million bond for several road improvements. As the numbers started coming in Nov. 8, Highland Lakes residents made their voices clear […]

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Burnet, Llano counties see voter registration numbers jump

Burnet, Llano counties see voter registration numbers jump

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET  — Several thousand more people than in past presidential elections have joined the voter registration rolls in Burnet and Llano counties as election officials tally the remaining applications of new voters for the upcoming election. “It’s been really brisk. We’re excited we’ve broken the 15,000 mark,”  Llano County Elections […]

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Burnet County leaders create Hunger Alliance to fill a need

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A presentation calling for the end to hunger by Jeremy Everett, the executive director of the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University, is having a profound effect on leaders across Burnet County. (more…)

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Burn bans lifted; more rain in weekend forecast

Burn bans lifted; more rain in weekend forecast

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Recent rains have provided enough moisture to allow officials in Burnet and Llano counties to lift burn bans, and more wet weather could be in the forecast for the weekend, officials say. (more…)

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Burnet County boosts law enforcement and lowers tax rate

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A spike in property values has prompted Burnet County Commissioners to consider a lower tax rate as well as hire more deputies and “unfreeze” positions at the county jail, officials say. (more…)

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Burnet County woman gets 35 years for killing her mother

Burnet County woman gets 35 years for killing her mother

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A judge sentenced a 40-year-old Burnet County woman to 35 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to killing her mother in April 2015. (more…)

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Burnet County OKs courthouse Christmas display expansion at cost of $74,000

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The cost for expanding Christmas decorations split the vote 3-2 recently among Burnet County commissioners, prompting one dissenting voter to raise concerns about the amount of funds dedicated to the display, officials say. (more…)

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Officials with APAC Texas, a rock quarry north of Marble Falls on U.S. 281, dropped seeking an amendment to its state permit to expand operations. File photo 

Landowners, local officials halt expansion of Burnet County quarry

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Steps taken by landowners and local politicians halted a permit amendment request to expand a rock quarry’s operations by more than 50 percent, which had sparked concerns about dust, air quality and traffic from residents. (more…)

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Two Collier Materials work vehicles, traveling in opposite directions adjacent to a rock quarry, collided June 22 on a narrow road in Burnet County. The drivers were uninjured. Staff photos by Connie Swinney

Two work trucks collide on narrow road near quarry

FROM STAFF REPORTS FAIRLAND — Two work vehicles from a rock quarry collided June 22 as they were traveling down a narrow two-lane Burnet County road, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. (more…)

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Body found in burned car; ID sought in ‘suspicious’ death

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Investigators are working to identify a body found in a vehicle that burned in the Lake Victor area June 20 as they also try to determine what happened. (more…)

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