Burnet County news

Tue
10
Sep

Squatters camp fire to blame in blaze in Burnet County

Jill R. McAfee/Special to The Highlander
The Texas A&M Forest Service assisted in the battle of a 60-acre blaze with air drops on Sept. 8 in the Spring Creek Hills Subdivision, about five miles west of Burnet.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Rough terrain and rocky hill sides challenged fire crews to douse a nearly 60-acre blaze Sept. 8 in the Spring Creek Hills subdivision, about five miles west of Burnet, officials said.

Fri
06
Sep

Burnet County Sheriff Calvin Boyd to speak about border security

Contributed
The Burnet County Republican Women meeting and guest presentation, including Burnet County Sheriff Calvin Boyd speaking about the illegal immigration crisis on the border, is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12 at the Sylvester H. Reed Building, 402 East Jackson in Burnet. Lunch is $15.

 

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

Burnet County Sheriff Calvin Boyd will be speaking Thursday, Sept. 12, about the crisis on the border, drug cartels and the financial burdens of unchecked illegal immigration as well as the collateral damage and potential dangers of an unsecured border.

Fri
23
Aug

Crews launch Inks Lake State Park boat launch improvements

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Workers poured concrete Aug. 19 as part of the resurfacing of the Inks Lake State Park boat ramp. The venue will also feature a new dock.

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

A boat launch area upgrade is underway at Inks Lake State Park which will include a new dock and a resurfaced boat ramp, officials said.

Fri
02
Aug

Authorities net auto theft spree suspect, merchandise

Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Burnet County authorities tracked down a suspect July 30 accused of stealing as many as six vehicles in about 10 days, after finding a stolen pickup abandoned in the vicinity of one of the other incidents.

Wed
31
Jul

Baylor Scott & White breaks ground for new medical facilities

Special to The Highlander

Baylor Scott and White Health broke ground Monday, July 29 on the future home of its medical services in Burnet. The clinic will be located at 1500 East Polk Street, across from the Burnet County Sheriff's Office.

Fri
26
Jul

Polling location moves from Burnet County Courthouse to AgriLife

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Burnet County residents will no longer vote at the Burnet County Courthouse after commissioners agreed to move the Voting Precinct 2 polling place during Tuesday's regular meeting.

Thu
30
May

U.S. Senator takes a VETRIDE, applauds Burnet County

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander

Fri
01
Mar

Burnet County could require developers to prove water availability

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

After holding a pair of public hearings Tuesday and Wednesday, Burnet County moved closer to requiring developers to prove enough groundwater is available onsite before they are granted approval to build new subdivisions.

Sat
16
Sep

Relay for Life, a focus on cancer fight today

Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander

Survivors lead the way at the kick off of the National Cancer Society Relay for Life Saturday afternoon, Sept. 16. The walk-a-thon, food for the family, games for the kids and information for all continues in Marble Falls Johnson Park until midnight.

Hill Country residents are joining together in Marble Falls today to raise money to fight cancer as the annual Relay for Life fundraiser that kicks off at 2 p.m. today, Saturday, Sept. 16, at Johnson Park, 230 Ave. J.

Relay for Life will continue until midnight. It is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. At least one participant keeps on the track at all times to fulfill pledges for funds for the American Cancer Society made in the months leading up to the event.

Tue
29
Aug

Harvey reminds SFJ of Katrina

Contributed

Members of the Smoking for Jesus Ministry celebrate the 12th Anniversary of their exodus from Hurricane Katrina-striken New Orleans. Their prayers went out to Hurricane Harvey victims at the service Sunday, Aug. 20.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

As Hurricane Harvey made landfall between Port Aransas and Port O'Connor Friday, Aug. 25, it was almost 12 years to the day that a whole congregation began its exodus from New Orleans, La. to find a home at last in Burnet County.

“We know what they are facing and we dedicated a portion of the service yesterday to prayer for them,” Claudette Monnet, who shares pastoral duties with her husband Willie L. Monnet, Sr., at Smoking for Jesus Ministry. “We will continue to pray for them.

“We have been checking on people we know and waiting to hear if anyone needs us.”

That is the measure county emergency personnel have been taking.

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