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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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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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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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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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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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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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Burnet Job Fair on Aug. 31 seeking employers and employees

Burnet Job Fair on Aug. 31 seeking employers and employees

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Helping people find work and employers discover talented staff is at the heart of the third annual Burnet Job Fair. The event, which is hosted by Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area and the Burnet Chamber of Commerce, is 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Burnet Community Center, 401 […]

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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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Michele Lee Weems, 35, of Burnet was sentenced to 10 years in prison for hitting a man with her vehicle in June 2016 while she was intoxicated.

Burnet woman gets 10 years in prison for intoxication assault in 2016

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A state district judge sentenced a Burnet woman to 10 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to striking a man with her vehicle while he was walking down Texas 29, according to court documents. (more…)

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The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a landing mishap involving a small aircraft June 24 at the Burnet Municipal Airport. Photo from cityofburnet.com

FAA investigating landing mishap at Burnet Municipal Airport

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A pilot walked away without injuries June 24 after his aircraft slid off the Burnet Municipal Airport runway as he was attempting to land, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report. (more…)

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Two women killed in rollover on US 281 south of Burnet

Two women killed in rollover on US 281 south of Burnet

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Two women died after a one-vehicle rollover on a rain-slicked U.S. 281 on June 24 just south of the Burnet city limits, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety report. (more…)

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UPDATE: Burnet County Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 service back up

UPDATE: Burnet County Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 service back up

  UPDATE: As of 4:15 p.m., the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office reported that crews repaired the damaged AT&T fiber-optic line, which restored the office’s 9-1-1 dispatch services. STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Burnet-area residents have temporarily lost all AT&T-based phone services, including direct access to 9-1-1 for emergency services. Those living in the unincorporated […]

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Burnet-based Trooper Franklin Randolph (front, center) was presented June 15 with a Life Saving Award from the Texas Department of Public Safety for his involvement in a successful swift-water rescue in 2016. Pictured are Public Safety Commission Chairman Steven Mach (front, left) and DPS Director Steve McCraw; Public Safety Commissioners Jason K. Pulliam (back, left), Cindy Leon, Manny Flores, and Randy Watson. Courtesy photo

Texas DPS honors Burnet trooper for his life-saving and meritorious actions

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY AUSTIN — A Burnet-based trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety has earned a Life Saving Award for his courage and successful effort in rescuing a motorist stranded in a low-water crossing during a torrential storm. (more…)

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Jenny Loza of First Baptist Church of Fredericksburg suffered ‘massive head trauma’ in a collision on U.S. 281 in Burnet County on June 9.

Woman fighting for her life after collision between church van, truck on US 281

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A Fredericksburg woman continues to fight for her life after a head-on collision on U.S. 281 involving a church van she was driving back from a faith-based camp. (more…)

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EPA to ‘sniff’ out contaminants with test wells on Burnet square

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched a followup investigation to try to narrow down the source of suspected well water contamination using monitoring devices on the courthouse square in Burnet. (more…)

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Company disputes Burnet school district’s claim regarding degraded field turf

Company disputes Burnet school district’s claim regarding degraded field turf

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO HOUSTON — The maker of the original shock pad installed at Bulldog Field disputes Burnet Consolidated Independent School District’s claim the company hasn’t offered to help resolve an issue that led to the replacement of part of the synthetic turf. (more…)

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