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UTOPiAfest organizers to address Burnet residents’ concerns about music festival

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS BURNET — Burnet County and UTOPiAfest Down In The Oaks music festival organizers are coming together Sept. 19 to provide more information on the Nov. 1-4 event. (more…)

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Railroad officials tell commissioners long waits at crossings won’t happen again

Railroad officials tell commissioners long waits at crossings won’t happen again

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS BURNET — Burnet County commissioners received assurances from Austin Western Railroad and WATCO Companies representatives during a Commissioners Court meeting July 24 that long traffic delays at crossings won’t happen again. (more…)

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Burnet County Magistrate Kirk Noaker believes that if he can get defendants with substance abuse issues connected with the programs at Bluebonnet Trails Community Services early in the criminal justice process, the individuals stand a better chance of getting out of the cycle. Courtesy photo

Burnet County magistrate flips the process to help defendants better their lives

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — Burnet County Magistrate Kirk Noaker knows when someone stands before him in his small county jail courtroom, the arrest paperwork sitting on his desk doesn’t tell the entire story, especially when it comes to those battling drug or alcohol issues. Though he’s a judge, Noaker isn’t judging the person for […]

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Burnet County rejects request for extended alcohol sales hours

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Burnet County officials voted against allowing businesses in unincorporated areas to extend the sale of alcoholic beverages to 2 a.m. Opponents cited concerns about a potential increase of drunken drivers. (more…)

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Burn bans lifted as Highland Lakes experiences wet, cooler weather

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Recent wet weather and fall-like conditions prompted Llano County officials to lift a ban on outdoor burning, allowing residents a chance to rid their property of landscaping materials, cut brush, and household garbage. (more…)

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Burnet County launches radio tower upgrade plan with $1.82M award

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — An aging radio tower system in Burnet County will get a much-needed boost with $1.82 million from Capital Area Planning Council of Governments, officials said. (more…)

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A proposed rock crushing plant (highlighted in red) in the southwest corner of U.S. 281 and Texas 71. Courtesy map

Burnet County commissioners join fight against proposed rock crusher

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY MARBLE FALLS — Burnet County commissioners have joined the fight against a proposed rock crusher operation just south of the U.S. 281-Texas 71 intersection. (more…)

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State Rep. Jason Isaac filed House Bill 3677, which would consolidate county groundwater districts into larger regional districts.

Burnet County pushes back vs. water district consolidation bill

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Burnet County leaders rejected an effort by State Rep. Jason Isaac to abolish county-based water conservation districts in favor of regional boards to monitor groundwater and determine funding mechanisms. (more…)

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The Texas Department of Public Safety has opened a new office, 1405A Mormon Mill Road in Marble Falls. A grand opening ceremony is scheduled for April 11. Staff photo by Connie Swinney

New driver’s license office opens in Marble Falls with online queuing

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A consolidated driver’s license office has opened with an additional online feature aimed at minimizing wait times for Burnet County residents, according to Texas Department of Public Safety officials. (more…)

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Burnet County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Calvin Boyd, pictured with his wife, Julie Boyd, recently announced his resignation from that position effective Oct. 30. Though he hasn’t announced he will be seeking the Republican nomination for Burnet County sheriff, Boyd said before pursuing such action he must resign from the justice of the peace seat. Courtesy photo

Calvin Boyd resigns JP spot, eyes possible Burnet County sheriff bid

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Justice of the Peace Calvin Boyd submitted his resignation Oct. 13 to the Burnet County commissioners in anticipation of potentially running for the Republican nomination for sheriff in Burnet County. The Burnet County Precinct 1 justice of the peace’s last day in office is Oct. 30. (more…)

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Judge Edward Cutchin hanging up robe to stay active with family

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET —  With his recent retirement announcement, Burnet County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Edward Cutchin said he plans on many more years fishing, hiking and spending time with his wife and family. (more…)

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Burnet and Llano counties swearing in elected officials on Jan. 1

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The new year brings some new — and returning — faces to county offices as officials get ready for the swearing-in ceremonies Jan. 1. In Burnet County, officials are gathering at 9:30 a.m. at the Burnet County Courthouse, 220 S. Pierce St. in Burnet for a reception followed by a […]

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Outgoing Burnet, Llano county judges reflect on service

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Two county judges who preside on commissioner’s and county court-at-law benches reflected on the successes of their tenures as they prepare to turn over the reigns to their replacements Jan. 1. (more…)

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ELECTIONS: Yes to BCISD bond; other Burnet County results

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet Consolidated Independent School District voters approved a $26.7 million bond Nov. 4 and Burnet County stayed dominantly Republican as local and state races all went to GOP candidates. The bond passed 3,173 to 2,883. The money will be used to build new facilities, including a multi-purpose career and technology […]

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Burnet County Extension agent Wade Hibler retiring after three decades

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — After more than three decades of serving communities as an agriculture extension agent, Wade Hibler is making a change. It’s one he says is good for him and his family as well as for Burnet County. (more…)

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Leading ladies blaze trails in Burnet, Llano counties

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF LLANO — A slow-paced rural setting might evoke images of “The Way Texas Used to Be” — as the motto for the city of Llano might suggest — however, recent election outcomes catapulting women into top leadership roles continue to defy that perception. (more…)

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Spicewood VFD, ESD sign emergency services agreement

SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM SPICEWOOD — Burnet County ESD No. 9 and Spicewood VFD-EMS, Inc. announced July 9 that the two entities have signed the first emergency services provider agreement for the district’s area in southeastern Burnet County. (more…)

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Drought worse than recession for Burnet County taxpayers

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — While the majority of Burnet County residents don’t own lakefront property on lakes Buchanan and Travis, the woes of those who do could spill over to others when it comes to the impending county tax rate. “This drought is worse than what a recession was to Burnet County,” said Burnet […]

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Ex-Burnet County investigator gets probation, loses license for falsifying arrest warrant

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A state district judge sentenced a former Burnet County investigator to 10 years of probation after the man pleaded guilty to an aggravated perjury charge regarding a search warrant in August 2013. Irvin “Bo” Boshears entered the plea April 24 in Judge Dan Mills’ court. As part of the plea, […]

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Burnet County taking over jail operations; no taxpayer impact, officials say

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — With its two latest dance partners fleeing the floor, Burnet County is doing a little two-stepping on its own when it comes to operating the county jail starting April 1. But county officials said it shouldn’t impact the budget or taxpayers’ pocketbooks. (more…)

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Burnet County GOP chair Linda Rogers announces run for county judge

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — After eight years as the Burnet County Republican chair, Linda Rogers has decided to try another chair, this one at the Burnet County Commissioners Court table. Rogers announced she has filed to run for the Republican nomination for the Burnet County judge position. The primaries are March 4, 2014. (more…)

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New congressman shares plans for ‘jobs, jobs, jobs’ with Burnet County constituents

BURNET — If anybody had any doubts what freshman U.S. Rep. Roger Williams’ goals were for his first term, he quickly quashed them during a stop in Burnet on Jan. 10. “It’s all about jobs, jobs, jobs,” the Weatherford Republican said to people gathered at Tea-Licious in Burnet. “I’m a businessman. I’m a job creator. […]

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