Burnet County news

Tue
05
Nov

Here's where you vote in Burnet County for the Nov. 5 election

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Texas voters take to the polls today, Tuesday, Nov. 5, to decide the fate of 10 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution.

Fri
01
Nov

Voters head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 5 for municipal elections

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Voters will go to the polls on Nov. 5 to decide the fate of proposed Texas Constitutional amendments. Locally, voters in Horseshoe Bay will pick city council members, and Granite Shoals voters have a water system upgrades bond issue and charter amendments on the ballot.

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Fri
01
Nov

Burnet County rescinds burn ban

UPDATE: As of 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, the city of Marble Falls has lifted its ban on outdoor burning.

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Following the return of precipitation and cooler temperatures over the course of several days, Burnet County Judge James Oakley rescinded the county's ban on outdoor burning Wednesday, Oct. 30 . . . .

Fri
01
Nov

Appeals court rules against city of Double Horn in state AG lawsuit

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
As city of Double Horn citizens prepare to vote in the Nov. 5 election on whether to remain incorporated, the Texas Court of Appeals, Third District released an opinion Oct. 30 that allows the state AG's office to proceed with a lawsuit aimed at dissolving the municipality.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

The Texas Third District Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) on Oct. 30 in the entity's effort to advance trial proceedings seeking to dissolve the city of Double Horn on allegations the municipality formed unlawfully in an effort to halt a quarry operation.

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.

Tue
08
Oct

TxDOT tightens rules for highway traffic impact assessments

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
TxDOT will require more stringent requirements for determining traffic impact by commercial businesses (such as the US 281 mining operation entryway pictured here) and residential development located off state highways including US 281 and Texas 71 in Burnet County.

 

 

 

 

Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

To keep pace with growth and safety needs, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will require more rigorous assessment of how commercial and private development traffic patterns will impact the roadways.

Within the last decade more than half a dozen aggregate mining-related businesses have developed along the Texas 71 corridor in Burnet County. Along with commercial ventures, a number of private residential developments are carving out their places in amongst mining locations.

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
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

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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.

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