Gil Jones


Judge 'hung' in Burnet County Courthouse

Alexandria Randolph/Highland Lakes Newspapers

In the presence of a score of friends and legal colleagues, former district judge Gil Jones unveiled his portrait, which was placed in the hallway of the Burnet County Courthouse Annex on Texas Highway 29.

by Alexandria Randolph

Highland Lakes Newspapers


Another district judge was 'hung' in the courthouse hall this week before a score of onlookers.

The portrait of former district judge Guilford Jones was hung in the hall at the Burnet Courthouse Annex on Wednesday following a ceremony honoring the local figure.

Guilford, or 'Gil' Jones, as many refer to him, practiced law for 60 years, including service as a lawyer, 16 years as District Judge for the 33rd District Court, and most recently a legal mediator and arbitrator. He retired from the position as district judge in December 2012.

“When he made his ruling, he made his ruling on the law,” said presiding 33rd District Judge Allan Garrett of Jones. “You knew you'd get a fair shake every time.”


Prepare for disaster tonight

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Highlander

September is National Preparedness Month and the Highland Lakes Amateur Radio Club (HLARC) and its affiliated Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) unit is sponsoring a program with an American Red Cross (ARC) speaker to help Burnet County residents understand all that preparedness entails on the local level.

The program will be presented at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Friday, Sept. 30, at at Westside Park Community Center, 1704 Second Street, in Marble Falls. Red Cross Volunteer Rik Chapman will be the main speaker, but former Dist. Judge Gil Jones also will be on the program.

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