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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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Message from the Mayor is written by Burnet Mayor Crista Goble Bromley

MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR: Burnet projects moving forward

The next Breakfast with the Mayor is 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Unshakable Grounds, 134 S. Main St. in Burnet. The public is invited to meet and discuss any issues they might have on their minds or to just chat about events going on in the city of Burnet. The free event is sponsored […]

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The Bluebonnet Belle, a 1944 C-47 Douglas Skytrain, crashed during takeoff July 21 at the Burnet Municipal Airport. While the Highland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force, which housed and cared for the plane, knows it was a big loss, members are currently focused on the upcoming Bluebonnet AirSho, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9. Once the air show is over, officials said they’ll begin to plan for the future post-Belle. Photo courtesy of Burnet County Sheriff’s Office photo

About $50,000 in repairs to Burnet runway to be done before Sept. 8 air show

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS BURNET — Runway repairs to the Burnet Municipal Airport are scheduled to be done just before the Bluebonnet AirSho on Sept. 8. (more…)

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Burnet County Sheriff’s Office investigators are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of Tina Marie Logan. The 40-year-old woman was last seen on April 4 at approximately 10 a.m. at the 29 Tire and Auto, 5030 Texas 29 in Burnet. She was last known to be driving a 2005 Mazda Tribute (like the one pictured) with Texas license plate number KHZ9232. Call the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office at (512) 756-8080 if you have information regarding Logan’s location. Courtesy photos

Human remains and missing woman’s SUV found in northwest Burnet County

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Investigators discovered human remains in northwest Burnet County as well as the 2005 Mazda Tribute owned by a woman who was last seen in the Burnet area in April. (more…)

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The Burnet City Council on Aug. 14 voted unanimously to rename Live Oak Park to Randy Longoria Park in honor of the city’s parks supervisor who passed away Aug. 4. Friends and family of Longoria attended the meeting and took a photo to commemorate the honor. Pictured are Debbie Longoria (left), Mary Longoria, Burnet Mayor Crista Goble Bromley, Kim Wilson, Andrew Scott, and Danisa Scott. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Burnet votes to rename park after parks supervisor who passed away Aug. 4

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS BURNET — Burnet City Council voted unanimously to rename Live Oak Park after former parks supervisor Randy Longoria during its meeting Aug. 14. (more…)

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Burnet County Sheriff’s Office investigators are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of Tina Marie Logan. The 40-year-old woman was last seen on April 4 at approximately 10 a.m. at the 29 Tire and Auto, 5030 Texas 29 in Burnet. She was last known to be driving a 2005 Mazda Tribute (like the one pictured) with Texas license plate number KHZ9232. Call the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office at (512) 756-8080 if you have information regarding Logan’s location. Courtesy photos

Burnet County Sheriff’s Office seeks help in finding missing woman last seen at tire shop

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Burnet County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating Tina Marie Logan, who was last seen in April at a Burnet tire store. (more…)

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City staff, family, and friends line Texas 29 in Burnet on Aug. 6 to honor Parks Supervisor Randy Longoria, who died Aug. 4. City trucks and law enforcement vehicles escorted Longoria’s body to the city’s maintenance facility one last time before he arrived at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Burnet Parks Supervisor Randy Longoria was always there for the community

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS BURNET — Randy Longoria wanted the people of Burnet to know he had their backs. The parks supervisor’s response to anything asked of him might vary between “I got this,” “No problem,” or “What can I do?” One response no one ever heard: “No.” (more…)

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Squadron focuses on air show before contemplating future without Bluebonnet Belle

Squadron focuses on air show before contemplating future without Bluebonnet Belle

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — After losing the Bluebonnet Belle, a 1944 C-47 Douglas Skytrain in a crash July 21 during takeoff for an air show, the Highland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force is staying grounded. In fact, squadron members are putting their heads down and focusing on the next big project: the […]

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BCSO: Bluebonnet Belle crashes taking off from Burnet airport; all 13 on board survive

BCSO: Bluebonnet Belle crashes taking off from Burnet airport; all 13 on board survive

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Bluebonnet Belle, a Douglas C47 Skytrain, crashed at 9:18 a.m July 21 while taking off from Burnet Municipal Airport, according to the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office. (more…)

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Burnet city officials are acquiring land primarily on the Hamilton Creek shoreline to eventually connect Hamilton Creek Park to Haley-Nelson park and the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond. Photo courtesy of city of Burnet

Burnet to connect two parks and YMCA along Hamilton Creek

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — City staff has acquired land north and south of Hamilton Creek Park with the aim of connecting the park to Haley-Nelson Park and the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond. (more…)

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Burnet school district plan would lower property tax rate, raise $600,000 with voter OK

Burnet school district plan would lower property tax rate, raise $600,000 with voter OK

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — With the state of Texas eyeing as much as $2.7 million of Burnet Consolidated Independent School District’s local tax money over the next two years, district officials are asking voters to approve a move that would not only lower the school property tax rate but also create $600,000 the so-called […]

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Some residents of The Hills of Shady Grove in Burnet expressed concern about a road connecting their neighborhood to an adjacent 22-acre tract of undeveloped land. Courtesy photo

Proposed road sparks heated debate on fire safety, emergency response in Burnet subdivisions

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Residents and city officials remain at odds over a potential decision to connect two subdivisions with a road that would increase access points and improve emergency response to the area, though homeowners fear it might bring more traffic problems. (more…)

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Robert Liebson, 38, of Burnet was killed June 15 when the Cessna 172N, similar to the one pictured here, in which he was a passenger crashed in West Texas.

Two dead, including Burnet man, in West Texas plane crash

FROM STAFF REPORTS ROTAN — A Burnet man died June 15 along with the pilot in a single-engine plane crash, reportedly caused when the aircraft ran into power lines in a remote area of West Texas, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety report. (more…)

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A Burnet police officer responding to a call regarding a dog attack June 14 on Vanderveer Street shot two of the dogs when they attacked and bit her on the arm, according to a department report. A nearby resident shared this image with DailyTrib.com of the response to and location of the incident. Courtesy photo

Burnet police: Two dogs shot, one fatally, while attacking officer responding to call

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A Burnet police officer is recovering from dog bite wounds following an incident June 14 when she shot two dogs, one fatally, that attacked her as she shielded a bicyclist, officials said. (more…)

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Police charge two girls in bomb threat hoax at Boys and Girls Club unit in Burnet

Police charge two girls in bomb threat hoax at Boys and Girls Club unit in Burnet

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Two female juveniles face terroristic threat charges after confessing to calling in a bomb threat from inside the Burnet unit of the Boys and Girls Club of the Highland Lakes, according to the Burnet Police Department. (more…)

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Burnet police investigating stolen check call arrest meth suspect in ‘dope house’ bust

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A man faces narcotics charges after a police responded to a call June 11 about a stolen check in a “known drug house,” according to the Burnet Police Department. (more…)

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The proposed Burnet Police Station will be located on property north of the Burnet Fire Department on U.S. 281 South. Courtesy rendering

Burnet chooses builder of PEC’s Marble Falls facility for $4.2M police station project

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — From a field of nine bidders, city officials selected a builder June 19 for the new Burnet police station because of the company’s “track record of coming in below estimated cost.” Burnet City Council picked American Constructors to build the facility, which will be located north of the fire […]

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Pedestrian dies from injuries days after being hit by truck at Burnet intersection

Pedestrian dies from injuries days after being hit by truck at Burnet intersection

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A 76-year-old woman died after being struck by a pickup truck that entered an intersection at which she was crossing the road, according to a Burnet Police Department report. (more…)

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Burnet Patrol Officer Mark Edwards visited Shady Grove Elementary on May 16 for Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) Day. Burnet Consolidated Independent School District has approved a full-time school resource officer for each of its campuses starting next school year. Courtesy photo

School shootings prompt officials to place police officers on all Burnet CISD campuses

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — The most recent school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, prompted Burnet and Bertram city and school officials to approve officers for the 2018-19 school year on all school campuses in Burnet Consolidated Independent School District. (more…)

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Wind causes plane mishap during landing at Burnet airport

Wind causes plane mishap during landing at Burnet airport

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A couple walked away without injuries May 19 after the plane they were in was “affected by wind” while attempting a landing at Burnet Municipal Airport, according a Texas Department of Public Safety report. (more…)

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Winery strikes deal to lease Badger Building from Burnet EDC

Winery strikes deal to lease Badger Building from Burnet EDC

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A San Saba-based winery has agreed to a deal with the Burnet Economic Development Corp. to lease the Badger Building, which is undergoing more than $1.5 million in renovations, on the downtown square, officials said. (more…)

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Burnet CISD to dole out $350,000 to state in first Robin Hood payout

Burnet CISD to dole out $350,000 to state in first Robin Hood payout

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — The future of classroom programs and teacher pay raises could be in jeopardy as Burnet Consolidated Independent School District joins the list of “property rich” schools to pay into the state of Texas’s so-called “Robin Hood” school finance system. (more…)

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HIGHLAND LAKES ELECTIONS: Longtime council member unseated

HIGHLAND LAKES ELECTIONS: Longtime council member unseated

FROM STAFF REPORTS GRANITE SHOALS — The Granite Shoals City Council will get three new members after the May 5 election that saw voters unseat a longtime councilwoman. (more…)

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At least five of about 25 proposed homes are under construction by a private developer on 13 acres off Westfall in Burnet, officials said, due to the cultivation of the housing market by the city’s economic development corporation.

Program ‘catalyst’ for more low-cost home construction in Burnet

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — A public-private partnership served as a “catalyst” for a private developer to begin work on dozens of single-family homes on 13 acres adjacent to Burnet City Cemetery, officials said. (more…)

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An 18-wheeler rollover at about 11:30 a.m. May 1 on RR 963, 5 miles north of Burnet, delayed traffic for several hours as wreckers worked to upright the vehicle. Courtesy photo

18-wheeler carrying deer feed rolls over on RR 963 near Burnet

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Rain-slicked conditions and a roadside drop-off caused a few challenges for first responders May 1 as they attempted to clear the scene of a wrecked 18-wheeler that was carrying deer feed on a rural road. (more…)

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