Burnet County news

Back in the swim of things for summer!

By Connie Swinney Staff Writer Highland Lakes Newspapers Throughout the Highland Lakes, local residents and visitors alike seek getaways from the hot summer sun. Surrounded by lakes, a wellspring of natural waterways abound. Water seekers can also find a few swimming pools and water recreation venues as well. From the public pool in Meadowlakes to the far reaches of Shaw Island on Lake Buchanan, summer fun in a revitalizing oasis is just a short drive away. Here are few to keep in mind for the family this summer: … Find this listing in the Tuesday, June 30 issue of The Highlander's Summer Fun Guide. To offer a comment or a news tip, email editor@highlandernews.com.

Giving back to Burnet County

Capital Area Housing Finance Corporation president Mark Mayfield, front left, presents a donation check to Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center executive director Ken Nickel during Tuesday’s Burnet County Commissioners Court meeting. CAHFC recently donated $100,000 to Burnet County to be distributed to 12 non-profit organizations which serve the community. Pictured in the back are Jim Luther Jr., Damon Beierle, Judge James Oakley, Billy Wall and Joe Don Dockery.Contributed

Peace officers to preserve black cemetery

By Connie Swinney/Staff Writer - When Burnet County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Jewett researched the background of a historic gravesite in Oatmeal, he felt compelled to bring it to the attention of the greater Burnet County community. “I was researching other history, saw this, read about it and kind of stumbled upon it while at work,” he said of his personal discovery in June of a historic black cemetery in the county. … Find the rest of this story in the Friday, June 26, 2020 issue of The Highlander. To offer a comment or news tip email editor@highlandernews.com.

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