Burnet news

Fri
04
Oct

TCEQ mulls three mining permits on US 281

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Lhoist North America/Chemical Lime and Oldcastle Materials are two of three mining companies which have recently applied for air quality permits under consideration by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The entryway is located, just north of Marble Falls on US 281 in Burnet County.

 

 

 

 

Knife River, Lhoist, Oldcastle expanding operations on US 281

By Lew K. Cohn and Connie Swinney
The Highlander

Fri
20
Sep

DPS investigating dual collisions on US 281 north of Marble Falls

Connie Swinney/The Highlander

Back-to-back crashes within a mile of each other on US. 281 between Burnet and Marble Falls around noon Sept. 19 delayed traffic for at least two hours as crew cleared the scene. At least four people were transported to the emergency room. The Texas Department of Safety is investigation the collisions.

Tue
17
Sep

Marble Falls hits record for sales tax

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Sales tax revenue for the city of Marble Falls hit an all-time single-month high as the city received an $838,756.75 allocation from the state of Texas.

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
06
Sep

Fire danger spikes during heated summer in the Highland Lakes

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Marble Falls Area VFD firefighters Ken Schwake (on the left) and Tim Parker conducted post- and pre-incident maintenance Sept. 4 on vehicles and equipment in the wake a wildland blaze which scorched several acres off RR 1431 East of Marble Falls.

 

 

 

 

Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Marble Falls Area VFD firefighters have battled back a number of wildland brush and roadside grass fires in recent weeks, which have taken a toll on equipment and resources, as the fire danger continues to mount during the height of the summer months.

Triple-digit temperatures, lack of rain, low humidity and dry “overgrown fuels” prompted bans on outdoor burning in Burnet, Llano and Blanco counties.

Wed
28
Aug

DA earns Texas Parks and Wildlife award for case diligence

Contributed
Texas Parks and Wildlife has named 33rd/424th Judicial Districts District Attorney Wiley “Sonny” McAfee the 2019 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Prosecutor of the Year. He received the honor for his work prosecuting natural and cultural resource violations and environmental crimes in the state. Pictured, from left, are: TP&W Commissioner Reed Morian, McAfee, his wife Jill McAfee, TP&W Colonel Grahame Jones and TP&W Executive Director Carter Smith.

 

 

 

 

 

From staff reports

A local prosecutor has received a top award for his work in high-profile investigations involving Texas Parks and Wildlife.

The state entity recognized District Attorney Wiley “Sonny” McAfee by naming him winner of the 2019 TPWD Prosecutor of the Year Award, “for his work prosecuting natural and cultural resource violations and environmental crimes in the state.”

McAfee is the district attorney for the 33rd/424th Judicial District which encompass Blanco, Burnet, Llano and San Saba Counties.

Tue
20
Aug

Dove season begins Sept. 1, Here's what you need to know

Contributed/Texas Parks and Wildlife
Dove season begins on Sept. 1 for the central zone which includes Llano and Burnet County. The regular season extends through Nov. 3.

 

 

 

From staff reports

Dove season begins on Sept. 1 for the central zone which includes Llano and Burnet County.

The season extends through Nov. 3, then starts again on Dec. 20 through Jan. 14, 2020. Statewide falconry hunting season is Nov. 16 through Dec. 2.

Legal shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise until sunset. Bag limits for the central zone are 15 birds daily, no more than two white-tipped daily aggregate and three times daily bag possession limit.

Tue
20
Aug

Press Play: Sugar and spice and everything not so nice

Photo by Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Certainly there's nothing wrong with following up a salad with this delightful dessert, right?

Connie is a staff writer for The Highlander and Burnet Bulletin. She covers Marble Falls city and community news, the police beat and the 33rd/424th Judicial District Courts. You can read more of her columns in both publications. Send her a note at connie@highlandernews.com. To subscribe call 830-693-4367.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney

As a child, I could not understand how anyone could consider eating anything Rare, Raw, Marinated or Spicy.

A young palate might describe those “adult” cooking features as – Bloody, Bloodier, Slimy or Murder-mouth.

As an adult with a more mature palate, I find myself craving such foods, but all too often my tummy has determined the more exotic the meal the more I need to temper food portions.

Tue
20
Aug

Lt. Col Allen West (Ret.) to speak in Burnet and tickets are on sale

Contributed
Burnet County Republicans Mary Jane Avery, Gail Teegarden, Kay Stripling, Londa Chandler and Kara Chasteen hosted a recent planning session for the upcoming visit of former US Congressman and Ret. Lt. Colonel Allen West at Bill's Burger in September.

 

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

Members of the Burnet County Republican Club, Burnet County Republican Women and Burnet County Republican Party met at Bill’s Burgers discuss arrangements for their upcoming fundraiser featuring Lt. Col. Allen West, Senator Dawn Buckingham and State Representative Terry Wilson.

The Burnet County Republican Picnic will be held at Bill’s Burgers in Burnet on Sunday, September 8 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by The Skylarks.

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