Burnet County news

 

 

Fri
29
Jul

County accepts contracts for more inmates, hires additional jail staff

by Alexandria Randolph

Burnet Bulletin

 

Burnet County officials and law enforcement are preparing for an influx of inmates from nearby counties in coming weeks.

Burnet County Judge James Oakley said commissioners court approved contracts with three Texas counties on Tuesday to house inmates in overflow conditions or special circumstances, and the jail has hired additional staff to handle the increase. Hayes, Somerville, and Taylor county jails have all contracted for the ability to send inmates to Burnet County Jail.

Wed
27
Jul

Burnet 'Bachelorette' suitor has another prospect

Luke Pell of Burnet meets Bachelorette JoJoFletcher during the season premiere of "The Bachelorette" reality show. Rejected Monday, Pell may have other TV prospects in his future.

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON
HIGHLAND LAKES NEWSPAPERS

Fri
15
Jul

Kingsland man dies in car accident

A late night accident Thursday claimed the life of one person just west of Marble Falls.

The accident occurred when two vehicles collided on Texas Highway 71 near the Burnet and Llano county line at 11:28 p.m. Thursday, July 14, about two miles west of the intersection with U.S. Highway 281.

One man, J. Lee Rethaber, of Kingsland, was killed in the accident. It was unknown what factored into the crash.

Tue
28
Jun

Phoenix Center addresses international confab

CONTRIBUTED
Phoenix Center staffers carry their experience in trauma counseling to an international symposium June 8-10 in Banff, Canada. Attending were, from left, Niamh Fahy, Chali Henderson, Lindsey Humphrey, Maggie Messina and Erin Givarz, with executive director Sarah Garrett, not pictured. See more photos on Facebook at The-Highlander page.

By Lew K. Cohn, Managing Editor

The Highlander

Four Phoenix Center staffers recently returned from Banff, Alberta, Canada, where they presented information about the center's model for assisting children with trauma at an international symposium.

Fri
24
Jun

Local residents breath easy over air quality permit application retraction

by Alexandria Randolph

Highland Lakes Newspapers

 

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