Burnet County

Fri
14
Jun

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

Latest Burnet County crimes involve fraud, stolen vehicles, arson

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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.

Tue
14
May

Burnet County communities sees increase in sales tax receipts

From staff reports

While Burnet County's three biggest cities all saw decreases in their sales tax distributions for the month of May, the entire county remains well above average for calendar year 2019 as the collections are up more than 11.1 percent combined.

Fri
03
May

Press Play: Voting. . . Not to be taken for granted

Connie Swinney is a staff writer for The Highlander and Burnet Bulletin. Her column appears in both publications. She also covers Marble Falls city and community news, the police beat and the 33rd/424th Judicial District Courts. Send her a note at connie@highlandernews.com.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney

One of my proudest moments involved watching my daughter go into a voting booth for the very first time at age 18.

Fri
19
Apr

Burnet County, Marble Falls school officials concerned by SB 2 passage

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Local county and school officials were less than pleased this week with the passage of a Texas Senate bill that caps the amount property taxes can be increased without requiring voter approval.

Fri
12
Apr

Marble Falls officials testify before state lawmakers about mining regulation

Burnet County Judge James Oakley/Special to The Highlander
Marble Falls Mayor John Packer (left) and City Manager Mike Hodge spoke before the Texas House Energy Resources Committee about the infiltration of the mining industry and its economic impact, near the city and in the Burnet County area.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer
Burnet County officials offered insight April 8 into the pitfalls of the growing number of mining operations among fledgling residential developments, as state lawmakers in Austin considered potential bills which would further regulate and tighten oversight on the industry.

Fri
12
Apr

Bertram wrestles with police staffing issues in wake of chief controversy

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Security and safety for Bertram city employees and residents — through improvements at City Hall and through police staffing — were among the top things discussed at the Tuesday, April 9, Bertram City Council meeting.

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