Burnet news

Tue
13
Aug

Fire danger skyrockets in Burnet and Llano counties

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Fire officials are zeroing in on the possible cause of a fire that destroyed a log cabin-styled home on Aug. 7 in the 200 block of Kingsland Ranch Cove on Lake LBJ - and scorching conditions may have played a factor. The structure was unoccupied. Suspicions included combustible industrial chemicals on rags as well as embers from a barbecue grill.

 

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Two weekend grass fires in Burnet County, including one near Bertram which required Texas Forest Service assistance, have local fire departments reminding residents there is a burn ban in place for a very good reason.

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.

Tue
25
Jun

Salute for service takes place at Texas Ranger Memorial Cross dedication

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander

Fri
14
Jun

Burnet County Sheriff's Office to oversee illegal dumping crimes

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Whoever takes over as the new environmental crimes officer for Burnet County will be reporting to Burnet County Sheriff Calvin Boyd after commissioners voted to put the position under his supervision at Tuesday's regular court meeting.

Fri
14
Jun

JPs ask Burnet County to enhance annex security

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Burnet County elected officials discussed and debated the need for enhanced courthouse security at the South Annex in Marble Falls during Tuesday's regular commissioners court meeting.

Tue
11
Jun

Unity Bowl delivers competitive June football with Marble Falls and Burnet players

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Marble Falls High School graduates Genaro Arreguin Jr., Braidon Whiteside and Chance Haley made up the left side of the Gold Team's offensive line at the 2019 FCA Unity Bowl all-star game on Friday in Georgetown.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

The 2019 Unity Bowl all-star football game on Friday, June 7 was the last chance for many high school graduates – including four Marble Falls High School graduates – to play organized football.

Tue
04
Jun

Burnet County hits mark with taxes

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Burnet County taxpayers have been good about paying their taxes during the past two decades, as just $738,045 remains uncollected since 1999, a tax attorney told commissioners last month.

Thu
30
May

U.S. Senator takes a VETRIDE, applauds Burnet County

Lew K. Cohn/The Highlander

Thu
30
May

Environmental crimes officer resigns, re-organization discussed

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

After just eight months on the job, Burnet County environmental crimes deputy Chris Cowan has submitted his resignation in order to join the Granite Shoals Police Department.

Tue
28
May

Community celebrates new Kingsland Bridge

Contributed/Texas Department of Transportation
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. District 25 Rep. Roger Williams were among dignitaries, public officials and residents who attended the Kingsland RM 2900 Bridge opening ceremony May 24 in Llano County.

 

 

 

From staff reports

Several hundred residents, officials and dignitaries showed their support for the expedited completion of the Kingsland Ranch-to-Market 2900 Bridge during a ceremony May 24 which featured live music, ceremonial walks across the span and presentations.

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