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Burnet drug bust

Burnet police seize THC-infused vape cartridges and pot

The Burnet Police Department arrested a “suspected” drug dealer September 14 after they found marijuana and THC-infused vape cartridges in his vehicle and home. Burnet police charged 22-year-old Antulio Vela with manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, a first-degree felony, and possession of marijuana, a state jail felony. The arrest happened shortly after Vela left his […]

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What’s in a Name? Herman Brown Free Library in Burnet

STAFF WRITER SUZANNE FREEMAN Inspiration hit Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Caro as he stood in front of the newly constructed Herman Brown Free Library in Burnet sometime in the late 1970s. “Sometimes a sudden thought does the job,” Caro wrote in an excerpt of his latest book, “Working,” recently printed in The New Yorker. “One […]

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Ruben Robles

Burnet police track down man who fled during July traffic stop

A Burnet man wanted on two felony warrants tried to hide, but he couldn’t escape Burnet police officers and Kuso, the department’s K-9 unit. In July, the suspect fled from officers during a traffic stop. They were able to identify the man as 59-year-old Ruben Robles. Officers obtained arrest warrants for the man: one for […]

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Burnet drug bust nets 34 grams of meth

Routine traffic stop in Burnet nets 34 grams of meth, more

A Burnet police officer pulled over a vehicle on July 30 for a minor traffic violation. What the officer discovered was a whole lot more. According to the Burnet Police Department, the officer stopped an SUV at about 9:45 p.m. in a “known drug area,” and the three occupants “were known drug users.” After ensuring […]

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Groundbreaking July 29 for new Baylor Scott & White Health Burnet clinic

New Baylor Scott & White clinic a booster shot for Burnet

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON While the groundbreaking July 29 at the new site of Baylor Scott & White Health’s Burnet clinic was ceremonial, it represented the health care provider and the Burnet Economic Development Corporation digging in for the community’s future. “I look at this as an economic engine as well as for the health care,” […]

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Burnet puts brakes on proposed food truck park at airport

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The recent popularity of a food truck parked at the Burnet Municipal Airport led city staff to ask City Council if a food vendor park would be a good idea at that location. “We’re asking for the ability to do a trial period to test the waters. We can see what […]

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Burnet RV ordinance

Burnet City Council amends RV and boat storage ordinance

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The Burnet City Council approved changes to the city’s RV and boat storage ordinance during its meeting May 28. Previously, the ordinance required all RVs, watercraft, and trailers be kept on concrete, asphalt, paving stones, or “other impervious surface.” (more…)

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Ellen Halbert Unit chapel

Joseph’s Hammer hopes to nail down Burnet prison unit chapel

PAM STEVENSON • SPECIAL TO DAILYTRIB.COM Since the construction of the Ellen Halbert Unit in Burnet in 1995, faith-based organizations have borrowed cramped classrooms in the education wing for worship services. That could soon change as members of Joseph’s Hammer met recently with state officials to discuss building a worship center at the women’s prison. […]

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The YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond in Burnet is in the midst of a fundraising campaign to build a teen center at the facility. The YMCA projects the cost to be about $430,000 and has already raised approximately $240,000. Through donations and fundraisers as well as Casino Night on June 15, officials hope to have enough money to break ground later this year. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

YMCA of the Highland Lakes raising money for teen center

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond has half the money it needs to begin construction on a teen center, and officials are making a push to bring in the rest. (more…)

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Former Burnet Police Sgt. Russell Butler was booked into the Llano County Jail after a Burnet County grand jury indicted him April 23 on one count of murder and three counts of aggravated assault by a public servant in the shooting death of 25-year-old Brandon Michael Jacque. Courtesy photo

Ex-Burnet police officer indicted on murder charge in shooting

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON A former Burnet police officer is now facing a first-degree murder charge after he shot and killed a man in the early hours on March 27. (more…)

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Texas Rangers and Burnet Police Department officers at the scene of an early morning police-involved shooting in the 300 block of McNeil Street. Officers responded to a loud music complaint at about 1:40 a.m. March 27. One man was shot and killed by police after he drove his vehicle at the officers, running over one officer’s foot. The Texas Rangers are leading the investigation. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

UPDATE: Burnet police identify officer and deceased in shooting

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARCH 29 UPDATE: The man shot and killed by an officer March 27 in Burnet has been identified as 25-year-old Brandon Michael Jacque of Bertram. (more…)

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Texas Green Blast is media blasting the four static aircraft on display at the Burnet Municipal Airport over the next couple weeks as part of the city’s Airport Static Display Restoration Project. The aircraft will be blasted with recycled crushed glass, coated with primer then painted to last for decades. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Vintage Burnet aircraft getting fresh coats of paint in project

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Four static display aircraft at the Burnet Municipal Airport are getting a major makeover in the coming weeks. (more…)

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The empty lot between Chicken Express and Taco Bell on U.S. 281 in Burnet will be the location of Burger King and Captain D’s restaurants. The sale of the property closed Feb. 28. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Burger King-Captain D’s combo coming soon to Burnet

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS More fast-food options are coming to Burnet. City Manager David Vaughn said Feb. 28 that Burger King and Captain D’s are coming to 2.6 acres on U.S. 281 after the property sale closed. (more…)

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The Burnet Fire Department will add three additional staff members after City Council approved the request Feb. 26. The department had a 15 percent call volume increase in 2018. File photo

With call increase, Burnet Fire Department to hire 3 paramedics

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Three additional paramedics are coming to the Burnet Fire Department to help cover an increase in calls. (more…)

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The Burnet Economic Development Corp. is purchasing 13.51 acres on U.S. 281 and Houston Clinton Drive. The tract allows for a number of development opportunities for the city. Graphic courtesy Burnet EDC

With Burnet EDC land purchase, area would be open for business

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS The city of Burnet opened up development opportunities during the regular City Council meeting Feb. 26. (more…)

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Burnet EDC looks at whether city has room for another hotel

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS After a recent convention visit, Burnet officials were approached about the possibility the city could support another hotel. To find out, the Burnet Economic Development Corp. voted Jan. 25 to contract for a feasibility study. (more…)

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With $350,000 loan, new water well in the works for Burnet County community

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Texas Water Development Board approved a $350,000 loan Jan. 22 to Whitewater Springs Water Supply Corp. in Burnet County. (more…)

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Charles Farrell, 62, was charged in the shooting of a 45-year-old Burnet County man Dec. 22.

BCSO: Argument over property preceded Dec. 22 shooting

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The 45-year-old man shot Dec. 22 during an altercation outside of Burnet remains in intensive care, according to Burnet County Sheriff’s Office investigators. The person who allegedly shot the man told authorities he was defending himself. (more…)

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A ceremony Oct. 31 was held to rededicate Live Oak Park, 801 Live Oak in Burnet, as Randy Longoria Park. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Burnet renames park in memory of supervisor Randy Longoria

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Before his death, Randy Longoria dedicated 14 years to the city of Burnet, and those who knew him best wanted to ensure he would be remembered in a fitting way. (more…)

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Burnet City Council approves new building inspector position and purchases

Burnet City Council approves new building inspector position and purchases

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Burnet City Council approved adding a building inspector/official position and making several purchases for city departments during its regular meeting Oct. 23. (more…)

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Hidden Ranch Road off CR 200 in Burnet County was at the heart of a debate over a ‘mass gathering’ permit application for UTOPiAfest music festival. Before Burnet County Sheriff Calvin Boyd made a decision on the permit application, the event’s organizers decided Oct. 3 to move the event to Reveille Peak Ranch. Staff photo by Jared Fields

UTOPiAfest moving to Reveille Peak Ranch; decision comes during debate over permit

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS After weeks of friction between festival promoters and local landowners, UTOPiAfest organizers are moving the event to Reveille Peak Ranch. (more…)

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Burnet County Sheriff’s Office investigators confirmed that the skeletal human remains found in rural northwest Burnet County in August are those of 40-year-old Tina Marie Logan. The woman was last seen in early April at a tire store in the Burnet area. She was driving a 2005 Mazda Tribute, which investigators found on the property where they located her remains. BCSO officials are asking anyone with information about Logan or her whereabouts in early April to contact them at (512) 756-8080 or cidadim@burnetsheriff.com. Courtesy images

Skeletal remains found in Burnet County in August those of woman last seen in April

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The Burnet County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the skeletal remains they found in early August are those of Tina Marie Logan, who had been last seen April 2. (more…)

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Rabid skunk found in Burnet at Washington and US 281

Rabid skunk found in Burnet at Washington and US 281

FROM STAFF REPORTS A rabid skunk was found Sept. 21 at the corner of West Washington Street and U.S. 281 in Burnet. (more…)

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Burnet approves amendment to retirement policy, purchase of two patrol units, and plats

Burnet approves amendment to retirement policy, purchase of two patrol units, and plats

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS Burnet City Council members approved amending the city’s retirement policy, purchasing two new patrol units, and platting two subdivisions during a Sept. 25 regular meeting. (more…)

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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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Burnet City Council discusses health benefits for retired employees working elsewhere

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS BURNET — Burnet City Council members tried balancing benefits promised to retired employees with the costs of those benefits in a workshop and the following regular meeting Sept. 11. (more…)

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