Burnet County news

 

 

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

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.

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