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Jake and Krysten Sheffield with their sons, Gunner (left) and Ryker. Krysten’s parents, Trace and Catlin, who own Trailblazer Grille in Burnet, are hosting Scare on the Square to raise funds for Lotus Events. The nonprofit assisted the Sheffields following Ryker’s cancer diagnosis about two years ago. The murder-mystery event is 7 p.m. Saturday, October 19, at the restaurant, 216 S. Main St. in Burnet. Courtesy photo

Scare on the Square benefits pediatric cancer support organization

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO In a matter of minutes almost two years ago, the lives of Ryker Sheffield’s family changed. His mother, Krysten, noticed the 2-year-old boy was coughing and having trouble breathing. Thinking it was simply a routine respiratory issue, she took Ryker to a doctor. That doctor immediately made an appointment for the […]

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Fort Croghan established safety, business in Burnet County

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON On the northeastern edge of the Texas Hill Country, what would become Burnet County was wild with resources and the promise of a good life for those who could withstand the initial hardships. While the draw of water and land for farming and ranching made settling desirable, Fort Croghan made it possible. […]

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Planned Park Road 4 work unaffected by recent wildfire; RR 2147 work almost done

Planned Park Road 4 work unaffected by recent wildfire; RR 2147 work almost done

STAFF WRITER JARED FIELDS BURNET — Days after a wildfire burned 557 acres near Inks Lake State Park in Burnet County, the Texas Department of Transportation announced a $2 million contract to resurface Park Road 4 from U.S. 281 to CR 116. (more…)

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Sign of support: Burnet community can back first responders with banner program

Sign of support: Burnet community can back first responders with banner program

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — As John Will and other Burnet Association of Merchants members saw the tragedies involving law enforcement unfold across the country, they were reminded of the men and women in blue within their community. (more…)

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Statue of longest-serving Texas sheriff moved to old Burnet County Jail

Statue of longest-serving Texas sheriff moved to old Burnet County Jail

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — In honor of his legacy in Burnet County and in preparation of a renovation project, officials have moved a statue of the longest-serving Texas sheriff, Wallace Riddell, to the grounds of the old jail on the courthouse square. (more…)

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A fire at Century Asphalt Materials on U.S. 281 prompted a temporary evacuation of about 75 residents in the Burnet area due to a concern about flammable chemicals at the site. Courtesy photo

U.S. 281 reopens and dozens return home after asphalt plant fire

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Crews snuffed an equipment fire July 6 at an asphalt facility on U.S. 281 that resulted in the evacuation of several dozen residents and the temporary closure of the highway, officials said. (more…)

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Burnet woman charged with intoxication assault after hitting pedestrian

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Authorities have charged a Burnet woman with intoxication assault after she collided with a pedestrian on Texas 29, according to a Burnet Police Department report. The incident happened about 7:30 p.m. June 13 in the 2200 block of Texas 29. (more…)

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The new truck purchased for the Burnet Fire Department has a ladder with a reach of 100 feet. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet Fire Department adds new ladder truck with greater reach

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The Burnet Fire Department is reaching new heights, and not just figuratively. The department recently added a truck to the bay with a ladder that measures 100 feet. (more…)

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Burnet CISD career fair connects students with employers

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — It’s never too early to learn skills for a job. And with summer around the corner, students wanting a job for the next few months will gather in one place: the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Career Fair on May 12. The event is 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at The […]

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Students receive treatment after YMCA chlorine overexposure

Students receive treatment after YMCA chlorine overexposure

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Emergency workers treated about a dozen Burnet Consolidated Independent School District students at the YMCA facility after a malfunction at the pool released too much chlorine into the water, officials say.  (more…)

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Grand jury indicts Burnet man in drug overdose death

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A Burnet County grand jury has indicted a suspect who allegedly gave a man illegal drugs, leading to his death, officials say. Dallas Wood, 19, of Burnet faces a charge of delivery of a controlled substance causing the death of a person, a third-degree felony. It’s punishable by two to […]

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Elderly man dies in Burnet County house fire April 17

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — An elderly man died April 17 in a house fire. Burnet Fire Department and EMS along with the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residential fire in the 6000 block of Texas 29 at about 11:40 p.m. When units arrived, they found a single-story wood and masonry home […]

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74-year-old Burnet-area woman dies in house fire

74-year-old Burnet-area woman dies in house fire

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A 74-year-old woman died April 4 after her home became engulfed in flames. Fanny Higgins was living in a residence in the 200 block of Valley Drive, located west of Burnet off Texas 29, along with two other individuals when a fire erupted after 8 a.m. (more…)

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Burnet EDC negotiating land deal to attract businesses, including national chain stores

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet Economic Development Corp. officials are considering the purchase of a 21-acre tract to coax potential national retail chains and other commercial ventures to the community. “What we’ve seen over the last several years is a significant level of interest from retailers and other businesses in looking at […]

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City leaders, business owners volunteer in Meals on Wheels awareness campaign

GEORGETOWN – Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties is participating in the 14th annual March for Meals, a month-long, nationwide celebration of the service that delivers meals to homebound seniors. (more…)

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Burnet adopts ordinance against feeding deer due to road safety

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — In an effort to increase road safety, the Burnet City Council adopted an ordinance Feb. 23 that restricts residents from feeding non-domestic animals within 100 feet of public roads. (more…)

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Burnet partners with developers to install water lines along US 281

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A water line project is nearing completion to pave the way for new commercial and residential development on U.S. 281 South in Burnet, officials say. Crews are working on extending about 15,000 feet of water line along the southern corridor of the city and expect to be finished next spring. […]

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National Night Out is 5-7 p.m. Oct. 6 at Johnson Park in Marble Falls. Other communities in the Highland Lakes are also celebrating the annual neighborhood safety event. File photo

Highland Lakes communities celebrate National Night Out

MARBLE FALLS — One of the best ways to prevent crime is by getting to know your neighbors; that way, you tend to look out for each other. On Oct. 6, the annual National Night Out is a great way to do just that. Several Highland Lakes communities, including Marble Falls, Burnet and Cottonwood Shores, […]

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Recent attacks on police prompt local law enforcement rally

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet Police Chief Paul Nelson says his agency strives to give the community a sense of ownership in the police department. “We try to reach out to the community. We help them out. We allow them to feel like they’re a part of the department,” Nelson said. “It’s […]

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Parts of 281 and 29 in Burnet to close for firefighter’s procession

FROM STAFF REPORT BURNET — People traveling through or around Burnet the morning of Sept. 24 might want to find alternative routes if they’re trip includes parts of Texas 29 and U.S. 281 from Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home to Hill Country Fellowship Church. This is the route for Burnet firefighter Daniel Hampton’s funeral procession, which will […]

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Hill Country 100 Club taking donations for first responders, families

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — People who would like to make a financial contribution to support the family of a deceased Burnet firefighter and an injured paramedic can do so through the Hill Country 100 Club. The club raises money to support area first responders and their families in case of injury or death. It […]

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Burnet drug use treatment center aims to catch problems early

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — One of the goals of Join the Journey’s organizers from its beginning several years ago was creating a place in Burnet where families could go if their child was experimenting with or using drugs or similar substances. (more…)

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Burnet school district approves higher budget and tax rate

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — Property owners in the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District could see a bump in their school taxes this year after the board of trustees adopted a higher budget and tax rate Aug. 24 for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The board adopted a budget of $32.3 million, a 5.5 percent […]

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Burnet standoff results in aggravated kidnapping charge

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Authorities took a Burnet man into custody Aug. 22 after a day-long standoff at a residence where investigators say the suspect held his estranged girlfriend against her will, according to the Burnet Police Department. (more…)

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BACK TO SCHOOL: Burnet Fire Department holding ‘bonanza’

BURNET — School starts next week, and you still have a list of things to get done before your kids are “school ready” such as haircuts, picking up a few supplies and maybe even scheduling an immunization. Well, have no fear, the Burnet Fire Department is here. The fire department is hosting its annual Back-to-School […]

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Roger Williams in Burnet

At Burnet stop, Rep. Williams pledges to defund Planned Parenthood

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas) made it clear Aug. 14 that he’ll do whatever he can to curtail federal funding of Planned Parenthood while voicing his support of organizations such as the Highland Lakes Pregnancy Resource Center. “It’s unbelievable that we have to even talk about this,” Williams said while […]

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