Burnet County news

 

 

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
24
Jan

Industry lauds The Highlander with 4 awards

 

 

From staff reports

The Texas Press Association recognized The Highlander for outstanding achievement in several areas during its annual trade show and convention Jan. 16-18 at the 140th TPA Convention & Trade Show held at Moody Gardens Hotel, Convention Center & Spa in Galveston.

Fri
24
Jan

Marble Falls trades students donate pet houses to rescue shelter

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Marble Falls High School construction trades students Joscelyn Smith (left) and Chris Whitecotton played a pivotal role in the assembly of eight pet houses that were given to Live Love Animal Rescue for outdoor felines.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

Marble Falls High School construction trades students refuse to let a good lesson go to waste.

Projects in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) department typically end with a product that shouldn't be thrown away like a posterboard or Powerpoint presentation. So a partnership with Living Love Animal Rescue was the purr-fect way to ensure student-built houses found worthy residents. …

Tue
21
Jan

Republican groups unveils 2020 upcoming events

Mary Jane Avery/Special to The Highlander

Republicans are busy planning two upcoming events. Organizers along with the Burnet Chamber of Commerce and Burnet Bulletin will be hosting the 2020 Candidate Forum on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Agrilife Extension at 607 N. Vandeveer in Burnet. They are also completing details for their Chili Cook-Off, Pie Bake-Off and Scholarship Auction to be held at the Burnet Fairgrounds on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pictured, during a recent planning session, are: Karyn Mason, Londa Chandler, Gail Teegarden, Kara Chasteen, Kay Stripling and Darlene Hargett.

Tue
21
Jan

The Highlander earns awards from Texas Press Association

Betty Cohn/Special to The Highlander
Highlander managing editor Lew K. Cohn accepts the first-place plaque for Editorial Writing at the 140th annual Texas Press Association convention and trade show on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Moody Gardens Hotel, Convention Center & Spa in Galveston. The Highlander won four awards overall.

 

 

 

 

From staff reports

The Texas Press Association recognized The Highlander for outstanding achievement in several areas during its annual trade show and convention Jan. 16-18 at the 140th TPA Convention & Trade Show held at Moody Gardens Hotel, Convention Center & Spa in Galveston.

The Highlander won four awards in the 2018-19 TPA Better Newspaper Contest, finishing fifth overall in its circulation classification.

Fri
17
Jan

TxDOT unveils US 281 road work deadlines

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

As U.S. 281 projects in Burnet and Llano counties continue into the new year, crews are scheduled to launch work in at least two more highly-traveled areas in 2020.

In southern Burnet County, construction crews have continued to remove tons of crushed rock along several miles of U.S. 281 in the southern Marble Falls city limits from the RM 2147 East intersection to an area just short of the Texas 71 intersection. …

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 to implement state-mandated cyber training

Photo Illustration/Connie Swinney

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Burnet County government employees who do any work using county-owned computers will have to take a mandated cybersecurity course each year, starting this month.

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

Texas Parks and Wildlife discusses Inks Lake park public use plan

File photo
Inks Lake officials plan to construct a new headquarters at the entrance of Inks Lake State Park and utilize the old building as an interpretive venue for the enjoyment of visitors.

 

 

 

Savanna Gregg
Staff Writer

Lake-area residents heard a future Public Use Plan for the Inks Lake State Park complex, including Inks Lake State Park, Longhorn Cavern State Park, and Park Road 4, at a public hearing held Tuesday, Dec. 12 at the Burnet Community Center.

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