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Authorities arrest assault suspect

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A 31-year-old Horseshoe Bay man remains in the Burnet County Jail in lieu of $126,500 bond after law enforcement officials said he assaulted his girlfriend, stole a truck, tried to run over the vehicle’s rightful owner and then assaulted one of the arresting officers last week.

Vulnerable wait for COVID-19 vaccine access

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Burnet County residents — especially those over 65 or who carry additional health risks — are still waiting to find out when they can start receiving doses of one of the two COVID-19 vaccines currently approved by the Food & Drug Administration. Last month, the State Department of Health Services confirmed the county had been allocated 1,300 doses of the Moderna vaccine, with 600 doses shipped to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Marble Falls; 300 doses shipped to Ascension Seton Highland Lakes Hospital in Burnet; 200 doses to Atkins Pharmacy in Marble Falls; and 100 doses each sent to the H-E-B pharmacies in Marble Falls and Burnet.

New year, new terms for Burnet County officials

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Burnet County elected officials were sworn into office for their new term on Friday, Jan. 1, at the Burnet County Courthouse. Among those who took a new oath for the new year are, from left, Precinct 1 Commissioner Jim Luther Jr., 33rd District Judge Allan Garrett, District Attorney Wiley “Sonny” McAfee, County Attorney Eddie Arredondo, Tax Assessor-Collector Sheri Frazier, Sheriff Calvin Boyd and Precinct 3 Commissioner Billy Wall.

Police pursue capital murder charge

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After an exhaustive investigation, authorities say they have connected a man initially arrested on credit card abuse charges with the death of an elderly woman, who was last seen at a Burnet motel. Burnet police investigators and Texas Rangers charged 45-year-old Adrian Vega with capital murder Dec.