Burnet County

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

Fri
18
Oct

Highland Lakes Crisis Network reflects on year of flood recovery

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Members of the Highland Lakes Crisis Network coordinated their third house blessing on Sept. 17 for October 2018 flood survivors with the most recent being Patty and Charles Hundley, who live on Lakeshore Drive in Marble Falls. HLCN has done several more since as well as provided other flood recovery assistance with the assistance of Catholic Charities, United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), St. John's Catholic Church, Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN), Burnet County Flood Relief Fund, Community Resource Center, First Baptist Church of Marble Falls and First Baptist Church of Kingsland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Kevin Naumann
HLCN Executive Director

October 16th marked one year since the Highland Lakes Floods of 2018.

We celebrated ‘House Blessings’ this week with two individuals as they were officially welcomed back home after completion of repairs from flood damage.

This makes five Home Blessings and one Vehicle Blessing we have completed in the last couple of months.

Fri
18
Oct

Officials and residents recall historic flood event 1 year later

File Photo
The October 2018 flood washed out the 2900 Bridge in Kingsland. TXDOT contractors replaced it within a year.

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

One year after a historic flood event devastated the Highland Lakes area, the community has not forgotten what happened that fateful day — Oct. 16, 2018.

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

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
13
Aug

Double Horn residents petition to dissolve city

Contributed/Doublehorntx.org
Officials confirmed that a group of residents from the newly-formed city of Double Horn has gathered enough signatures to ask for a second incorporation election.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

A group of Double Horn residents have petitioned for an election to dissolve the incorporation of the newly-formed municipality, alleging “no benefit” to the residents and lack of powers to control mining industry growth nearby.

Tue
06
Aug

Burnet County budget calls for pay raises

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Burnet County commissioners are expected to propose an overall tax rate of 39.99 cents per $100 valuation at a special called meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, in order to support a proposed $29.92 budget for fiscal year 2020.

Wed
31
Jul

BCAD: Certified market value tops $10 billion

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

The certified market value of real estate property in Burnet County went over the $10 billion mark for the first-time ever in 2019, according to records from the Burnet Central Appraisal District.

Wed
17
Jul

Undeveloped road causes quandary for Burnet County

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

When a public road is dedicated but never built in a subdivision, who has the right to convey title to the land once the roads have been turned over to the county for maintenance?

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