Burnet County

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.

Fri
05
Apr

“Dangerous felon” wanted in Burnet County

Contributed
Burnet County authorities cautioned the public April 5 about a man wanted for crimes ranging from car theft to illegal firearms possession. Contact Hill Country Area Crime Stoppers at 1-866-8477 to be eligible for up to a $2,000 reward.

 

 

 

 

From staff reports

Cottonwood Shores and auto theft task force authorities have issued a public warning about a “dangerous felon,” wanted for crimes including illegal possession of a firearm and evading arrest.

Wed
03
Apr

District judge crushes state's petition against city of Double Horn

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
A district judge denied a petition filed by the State Office of the Attorney General's Office April 3 to dissolve the newly-formed city of Double Horn. Defense Attorneys Andy Messer and Patty Akers represented the municipality, referred to the state's lawsuit as "improper."

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

A district judge denied a petition April 3 by the Texas Office of the Attorney General to go forward with a lawsuit to dissolve the newly-formed city of Double Horn.

Tue
02
Apr

Burnet County Commissioners boost funding for airport

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

A project to restore the static airplane display at Burnet Municipal Airport got a big boost Tuesday, March 27, when the Burnet County Commissioners Court voted unanimously to fund $40,000 of the project through unclaimed Pedernales Electric Cooperative capital credits.

Tue
02
Apr

Pedernales Electric Cooperative boasts growth spike

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Pedernales Electric Cooperative continues to grow by leaps and bounds as the nation's largest electric cooperative added 15,000 new meters last year and is expected to add at least that many in 2019 as well, CEO Julie Parsley said last week.

Tue
26
Mar

Cottonwood Shores renews city development committee

By Phil Reynolds
Contributing Writer

With the approval of what may be a unique city agency Thursday, Cottonwood Shores city council members took another step toward what some city officials believe to be a path to development.

Mon
25
Feb

President Trump declares October floods as national disaster; Public assistance now available

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Work on the RM 2900 Bridge in Kingsland progressed the week of Feb. 18. The structure is being rebuilt after flood water destroyed the bridge in October. The roadway was the site of a press conference by local, state and federal officials in the aftermath of the flood to unveil the announcement they would be pushing for the disaster declaration.

 

 

 

 

From staff reports

On Monday, Feb. 25, President Donald Trump granted Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's request for a presidential disaster declaration for 33 Texas counties, including Burnet and Llano counties.

This action provides access to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation grant programs for impacted communities that are recovering and rebuilding following severe weather and flooding this past fall, especially the Oct. 16 Highland Lakes flood.

Mon
18
Feb

City of Double Horn elects first mayor, aldermen

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Cathy Sereno made history Tuesday, Feb. 12, becoming the first mayor of the newly incorporated City of Double Horn in final but unofficial election results.

Sereno received 85 votes to top a field of nine candidates who ran in a special election held at the Spicewood Community Center to choose a mayor and five aldermen for the city. As the top votegetter, she is automatically elected mayor.

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