Burnet County Commissioners

 

 

Tue
11
Feb

Wall, Haddock discuss commissioner qualifications at forum

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander
A Marble Falls City Councilman is running against Incumbent Pct. 3 County Commissioner Billy Wall. During the forum, Haddock said he is “not running against Billy. I'm running for a job.”

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Burnet County Republican primary voters are being asked to choose between experience or change to determine who should be the Burnet County Precinct 3 commissioner — incumbent Billy Wall or challenger William “Dee” Haddock.

Tue
04
Feb

Counties join forces to explore broadband expansion

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander
Burnet County Judge James Oakley, left, and Connected Texas representative Tom Stephenson discuss the region's broadband internet access.

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Recognizing a need exists for affordable and reliable high-speed broadband internet, officials from Burnet, Llano and Blanco counties came together Friday, Jan. 31, to launch a cooperative plan of action to connect their underserved communities.

Fri
31
Jan

Burnet County deputies take aim at illegal dumping

File photo
Burnet County Sheriff's Office Environmental Crimes deputies target egregious violators who fail to comply after multiple warnings to clean up their property.

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Burnet County's two deputy sheriffs dedicated to investigation of environmental crimes told commissioners Tuesday they are looking for residents to clean up their acts — not clean out their pocketbooks.

“What we want from the public is compliance,” said BCSO environmental deputy Paul Kowalik. “That's our goal. …

Kowalik and fellow environmental deputy Jason Jewett appeared before the commissioners at their regular meeting to give an update on the department. …

Tue
28
Jan

Air Evac teaches life-saving skills in Marble Falls

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Burnet County Pct. 4 Commissioner Joe Don Dockery practiced Jan. 27 the proper method to apply a tourniquet to roads and bridges worker George Tennison during "Stop the Bleeding" instruction at the Marble Falls courthouse annex.

 

 

 

 

Burnet County learns field ER techniques

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

For Pct. 4 Commissioner Joe Don Dockery something as simple as learning to properly use a tourniquet could be the difference between life and death.

“They're simple to use,” Dockery said. “You can tell they're very effective.”

Fri
10
Jan

County server falls victim to ransomware attack

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Burnet County found itself the victim of a ransomware breach on one of its servers just before Christmas — the latest in a string of attacks on local governments throughout the country since 2013.

“A bug that got into one of our servers caused it to seize up and we had to unplug all of our systems and make sure that breach was isolated,” County Judge James Oakley said …

Wed
08
Jan

Burnet County raises cost to house female inmates

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Other counties wishing to house female inmates in the Burnet County Jail will be paying a higher cost per day after a vote Friday morning by the Burnet County Commissioners Court.

Tue
17
Dec

Appeals panel upholds Oakley admonishment

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

A three-judge panel has rejected Burnet County Judge James Oakley's appeal of a public admonition by the Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct.

Tue
29
Oct

BOPATE collection day posts record intake

Contributed/Burnet County Judge James Oakley
Burnet County Commissioners hosted a BOPATE collections event at the county's new recycling center, where they collected a record amount of latex paint products and tires as well as a good portion of used oil products and lead-acid batteries.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Burnet County officials deemed successful a re-use and recycling collection event at a new location due to a wealth of volunteer help and a record intake of old tires and latex paint.

The BOPATE event was held Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Burnet County Recycle/Re-use Facility, 2411 FM 963, just outside Burnet. BOPATE stands for batteries, oil, paint, antifreeze, tires and electronics.

Mon
30
Sep

Burnet County Historical Commission establish Ina Cooper grant program

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

The generosity of the late Ina Cooper will continue to be felt for nearly two decades after her passing after the Burnet County Historical Commission established a grant program with her final bequest to the organization.

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.

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