Burnet County

Tue
13
Aug

Double Horn residents petition to dissolve city

Contributed/Doublehorntx.org
Officials confirmed that a group of residents from the newly-formed city of Double Horn has gathered enough signatures to ask for a second incorporation election.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

A group of Double Horn residents have petitioned for an election to dissolve the incorporation of the newly-formed municipality, alleging “no benefit” to the residents and lack of powers to control mining industry growth nearby.

Tue
06
Aug

Burnet County budget calls for pay raises

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Burnet County commissioners are expected to propose an overall tax rate of 39.99 cents per $100 valuation at a special called meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, in order to support a proposed $29.92 budget for fiscal year 2020.

Wed
31
Jul

BCAD: Certified market value tops $10 billion

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

The certified market value of real estate property in Burnet County went over the $10 billion mark for the first-time ever in 2019, according to records from the Burnet Central Appraisal District.

Wed
17
Jul

Undeveloped road causes quandary for Burnet County

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

When a public road is dedicated but never built in a subdivision, who has the right to convey title to the land once the roads have been turned over to the county for maintenance?

Fri
21
Jun

Burnet County honors Dorinda Duzan for CPS service

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander
Burnet County Commissioners honored Dorinda Duzan upon her retirement from the Burnet CPS office on June 11. From left are Llano County Attorney Becky Lang, Pct. 1 Commissioner Jim Luther Jr., Pct. 2 Commissioner Damon Beierle, Duzan, Burnet County Judge James Oakley, Judge Cheryll Mabray of the Child Protection Court of the Hill Country, Pct. 3 Commissioner Billy Wall, Pct. 4 Commissioner Joe Don Dockery and Burnet County Attorney Eddie Arredondo.

 

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Co-workers, county officials, family and friends honored retiring Burnet Child Protective Services supervisor Dorinda Duzan last week in recognition of her many years of service.

Fri
14
Jun

Burnet County crimes involve arson case, stolen vehicles and fraud arrests

Latest Burnet County crimes involve fraud, stolen vehicles, arson

Contributed
One of the latest Burnet crime cases involved officers seizing items including printers, credit cards, ID’s, altered vehicle titles, gift cards, ledgers full of victim information and card numbers, social security cards, passports, checks, deposit slips with account numbers – not belonging to the suspects. About $1,500 in counterfeit US currency was also seized.

 

 

 

 

 

 

From staff reports

In a recent crime spate, Burnet County authorities are on the trail of an heirloom thief, a burglary and arson suspect and in unrelated cases have captured two fraud suspects and an alleged vehicle theif involved in a crime ring.

Mon
03
Jun

Power pole kills two PEC contractors

From staff reports

Two contractors for a Pedernales Electric Cooperative transmission line project died following an accident involving a transmission pole June 1 in Burnet County.

According to the Burnet County Sheriff's Office, the mid-afternoon incident occurred at a job site, south of Horseshoe Bay on Texas 71, near the Burnet County line.

Thu
30
May

Video-monitoring breathalyzer watching drivers in Burnet County

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Get arrested in Burnet County for a subsequent offense of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and you will find Big Brother literally watching you as you pay them to do it.

Thu
30
May

Environmental crimes officer resigns, re-organization discussed

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

After just eight months on the job, Burnet County environmental crimes deputy Chris Cowan has submitted his resignation in order to join the Granite Shoals Police Department.

Tue
14
May

State appeals lawsuit against city of Double Horn

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

The state of Texas has opted to continue its legal action against the city of Double Horn, alleging the municipality formed illegally, following a petition denial by a district court judge in Burnet County.

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