Burnet County Texas news

Fri
07
Jul

Driver from Mason County pursuit in Burnet County Jail

Briana Marie Cuellar, 26, of Uvalde, is now in the Burnet County Jail on charges of evading arrest and reckless driving out of Mason County July 2.

 

 

A driver charged with evading law enforcement out of Mason County on July 2,  is safely in the Burnet County Jail.
Briana Marie Cuellar, a 26-year old woman from Uvalde, is now in the Burnet County Jail on charges of evading arrest and reckless driving out of Mason County.

When Cuellar refused to stop for law enforcement and headed her car at high speed toward Llano, police officer Aime Shannon was able to respond to the call by deploying Stop Sticks. StopStick, Ltd., makers of the tire deflation device, recognized Deputy Bucky Boswell of Llano County Sheriff’s Office in May with its “Hit of the Year” award for use of the Stop Stick tire deflation device in ending a pursuit.

The devices were again successful, according to Llano County Chief Deputy John Neff.

Fri
07
Jul

BHS 2014 grad killed in Milam County accident

Brian Bullock, 21, a senior Texas A&M student and a Burnet High School graduate, was claimed by a traffic accident on July 4th. Find his obituary here: http://bit.ly/2uiviKe

 

 

 

A Burnet High School graduate attending Texas A&M University was killed on the Fourth of July in a two-vehicle accident and car fire near Gause in Milam County.

Brian Bullock, 21, of Burnet, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 10:20 p.m. Tuesday accident, which happened on US 79. The driver of the other vehicle, Melodie Jones, 20, of Milano, was also pronounced dead at the scene.

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, the Milam County Sheriff's Department and the Gause and Milano Volunteer Fire Departments were called to the scene.

Bullock was a 2014 graduate of Burnet High School and a senior engineering student at Texas A&M University in College Station. He is the son of Dan and Lisa Bullock of Burnet.

Thu
29
Jun

Two die in one of three weeked crashes

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

An accident has claimed the lives of two women on US 281 near Park Road 4 outside Burnet, Texas Department of Safety troopers said.

It was one of a number of serious accidents on Burnet County highways within a 30-hour period, according to DPS troopers.

Thu
29
Jun

Burnet DPS Trooper recognized for life saving

Contributed/Texas DPS

Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper Franklin Randolph, center, receives the DPS Safety Lifesaving Award on June 15 in Austin. He is flanked by Public Safety Commission Chairman Steven March, left, and DPS Director Steve McCraw. Behind them, from left, are Public Safety Commissioners Jason K. Pulliam, Cindy Leon, Manny Flores, and Randy Watson.

Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper Franklin Randolph, stationed in Burnet County, was honored June 15 with the Lifesaving Award of the DPS and Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC).

Trooper Randolph was cited for his response on Nov. 7, 2016, to a call of a vehicle stuck in a low water crossing with a driver still inside.

“At the time of the call, it had been raining heavily, and water crossings in the area had quickly become impassable,” read his presentation. “Upon his arrival, Trooper Randolph entered the water to assist a single occupant in the partially-submerged vehicle. He was able to pull the driver through the window, as Burnet County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Eric Molina threw his rescue rope to the Trooper.

“As Trooper Randolph held onto the driver and rescue rope, the deputy pulled them both to safety.”

Wed
28
Jun

Commissioners institute burn ban

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

A ban on outdoor burning was instituted by the Burnet County Commissioners Court Tuesday morning, June 27.

Members seriously debated whether to take the action before making their decision to institute the ban.

Most of the county has just seen a quarter to a half inch of rain,” said said Herb Darling, director of Burnet County Environmental Services. “I am aware of two projects that may need to burn. Once we put a ban in effect, I'd expect it to be in until the fall.”

“I think it is time,” said Commissioner Joe Don Dockery, whose Precinct 4, has has had some of the lightest rainfall. “The next two weeks are predicted to be hotter than normal and drier than normal. It is not the time of year to be burning anyway.”

Fri
23
Jun

Luke Pell performs on home ground Saturday

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

He may be better known to millions of viewers for his stint on the reality TV show, “The Bachelorette,” but country music singer-songwriter Luke Pell still considers himself a Burnet, Texas, boy at heart who has been fortunate enough to chase his passion since graduating from Burnet High School in 2003.

At 9 p.m. Saturday, Pell and his band will perform at Toupsie's in Lampasas. It marks the first time since the Burnet Concert Series in May 2016, when he opened for Kyle Park, that Pell has played this close to home.

“I'm very excited and so glad to be back and to get to play on home turf,” he said. “We last played Toupsies about two years ago, so it's been a while since we've been there as well.

Mon
12
Jun

UPDATE: Youth pastor's wife improving after surgery

Jenny Loza of FBC Fredersicksburg is critically injured, but now improving.

 

 

 

 

By Amy Prayer

Highland Lakes News

Although she is still listed in critical condition, there has been good news regarding the condition of a

Fredericksburg youth pastor's wife critically injured in a Friday, June 9, accident in Burnet County on US 281.

Jenny Barton Loza, the wife of First Baptist Church of Fredericksburg youth pastor Austin Loza, was removed from a monitor and swelling has started to go down in her skull following surgery she underwent Monday, June 12, at St. David's Round Rock Medical Center, according to an update online.

Wed
07
Jun

Burnet County Area Fair is 'Hill Country Proud' is underway

The Burnet County Area Fair is underway, through Saturday, June 10, with free family fun at the Burnet Community Center, 401 East Jackson Street in Burnet.

Entries have been invited from Burnet, Bell, Blanco, Lampasas, Llano, San Saba, Travis and Williamson counties.

Opening Ceremonies were the official start at 10 a.m. Friday, June 9, with the Hill Country Blenders singing the Star Spangle Banner and other songs fitting this year's theme: "Hill Country Proud."

In the foundation building a quilting demonstration began at 10:30 a.m. Linda Wells, the AgriLife Extension Agent, will host a cooking demonstration, “Hill Country Foods that can make us proud.”

Wed
07
Jun

Burnet grad drowns in Lady Bird Lake

Contributed

Teddy Allen Carter drowned Saturday in Lady Bird Lake.

 

 

Tue
30
May

Father seeks missing son

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

The father of a man missing since September 2015 told The Highlander his only wish is to find out what has happened to his son.

We just want our son home,” said John Johnson Sr. “We just want our son home. It's hard (to go through this), but we want him home. Whatever we have to do to do that, we are willing to walk through that.

We don't know where else to turn now except the media. Maybe someone will know something. Someone is bound to know something. It is just a matter of coming into contact with them.”

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