Burnet news

Fri
08
Nov

Burnet County veteran recounts near-death flight experience

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Burnet County resident Ray Bronk has several old photographs of his time in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1972 when he served as a fighter pilot and flight instructor.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Staff Writer

A brush with death would make most people reconsider their path in life, but a midair jet fighter collision during a training exercise could not dissuade Burnet County veteran Ray Bronk from continuing to pilot aircraft for his country.

Ray joined the United States Air Force in 1952 and aced his aptitude tests. The career advisor listed aircraft pilot as one of his potential jobs.

Tue
05
Nov

Opinion: Important things to know about Prop 4

By State Rep. Terry Wilson (District 20)

In the light of the upcoming constitutional amendments election, our office has received a few questions from people wanting to understand more about Proposition 4. There has been a lot of information, misinformation and questions floating around about what Prop 4 accomplishes and how it would be implemented. I’d like to share our answers with you to help give a clearer picture of the reasoning behind the amendment, and help you to make a more informed decision at the ballot box

Q: Does this actually ban a State Income Tax? Isn’t it already banned?

Fri
01
Nov

Burnet County rescinds burn ban

UPDATE: As of 9:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, the city of Marble Falls has lifted its ban on outdoor burning.

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Following the return of precipitation and cooler temperatures over the course of several days, Burnet County Judge James Oakley rescinded the county's ban on outdoor burning Wednesday, Oct. 30 . . . .

Tue
29
Oct

BOPATE collection day posts record intake

Contributed/Burnet County Judge James Oakley
Burnet County Commissioners hosted a BOPATE collections event at the county's new recycling center, where they collected a record amount of latex paint products and tires as well as a good portion of used oil products and lead-acid batteries.

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Burnet County officials deemed successful a re-use and recycling collection event at a new location due to a wealth of volunteer help and a record intake of old tires and latex paint.

The BOPATE event was held Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Burnet County Recycle/Re-use Facility, 2411 FM 963, just outside Burnet. BOPATE stands for batteries, oil, paint, antifreeze, tires and electronics.

Fri
18
Oct

Conditions keep burn bans on in Burnet and Llano counties

By Phil Reynolds/Contributing Writer

The question of a burn ban wasn’t included on Tuesday’s Llano County Commissioners Court meeting agenda, but that makes little difference in the ban itself. The ban remains in effect until either the court changes it, or County Judge Ron Cunningham declares the need for a burn ban over.

That seems unlikely to happen soon . . . .

See the rest of this story on page 2A of the Friday, Oct. 18 issue of The Highlander. Email lew@highlandernews.com

Tue
15
Oct

Burnet County sales tax revenues continue climb

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Sales tax revenue for the city of Marble Falls continued to climb in October as all six taxing municipalities in Burnet County reported growth compared to last year, with four cities (Marble Falls, Burnet, Granite Shoals and Bertram) reporting double digit percentage gains.

Tue
15
Oct

Texas constitutional amendment voting starts Monday

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Early voting for the Nov. 5 constitutional amendment election in both Burnet and Llano counties begins Monday, Oct. 21, and continues through Friday, Nov. 1.

Burnet County

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.

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