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Thu
28
Jul

County sees slight increase in sales tax allocations

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

 

Burnet County has seen a 6.2 percent increase in sales tax allocation between July 2016 and July 2015.

In total, the county received $940,386.27 this month, a $54,761.09 increase compared to the $885,625.18 allocated in July 2015, according to the Texas Comptroller's Office. To date, the county has received $6,163,656.40 in allocations from the Texas Comptroller based on sales tax revenue in the county.

The community with the largest sales tax allocation increase was Granite Shoals, with $21,565.84 allocated – a 67 percent increase from the $12,992.34 allocated last year.

Marble Falls was next highest with an increase from $607,278.82 to $645,831.61, a 6.3 percent increase from July of last year. Cottonwood Shores saw a 5.4 percent, from $13,596.74 to $14,332.31. Horseshoe Bay saw a 4.3 percent increase. The city received $80,079.41 this year, while having received $76,751.90 last year.

Wed
27
Jul

Wildflower Meadows ground breaking

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

 

Owners of Wildflower Meadows Senior Living facility Heather and Bryan Cokendolpher were joined with family, friends and Burnet Chamber members for the ground breaking on Thursday, July 21. This new addition to the senior living facility will house six new units for couples and single elderly, age 55 or older, and is hoped to be completed by Jan. 2017. For more information on Wildflower Meadow senior living please visit www.wildflowermeadowsburnet.com or call 512-755-3165.

Wed
27
Jul

‘Thin Blue Line’ shootin’ good time

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

 

Texas Police Association (TPA) held its first annual ‘Thin Blue Line’ sporting clay fundraiser at Copperhead Shooting Club on Saturday, July 23.

Tim Ryle, Executive Director of the TPA, travels all over the state of Texas planning fundraisers like this and others to help fund training for law enforcement.

“The TPA is the oldest law enforcement training association established in Texas,” said Ryle.

“We are a non-profit organization who are dedicated to improve the profession of law enforcement and we want to give the best training for the lowest cost to our state, city and sheriff law enforcement,”

TPA devotes a sizable amount of its resources to the sponsorship and support of law enforcement training and education.

A large number of training programs are conducted each year for law enforcement all around Texas due to TPA.

Wed
27
Jul

Family of three indicted on kidnapping charges

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

 

A family of three has been indicted on charges stemming from an alleged aggravated kidnapping in May of last year.

James Russell Graves, 45, of Hoover Valley, son Ty Russell Graves, 18, of Hoover Valley, and Ty's mother Patricia Michelle Neff, 45, of Georgetown, were all indicted on charges of aggravated kidnapping for ransom on July 7.

James Graves was taken into custody Thursday, July 21 to face criminal proceedings.

The charges stem from an incident on Monday night, May 18, 2015, when between 9:30 -10 p.m., Marble Falls Police got a call from a 26-year-old man who stated he was at Walmart and had been held against his will.

Wed
27
Jul

Police have “solid leads” in shooting investigation

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

 

Police said Monday they have “good solid leads” regarding the ongoing investigation of a shooting in Marble Falls on Thursday evening.

Marble Falls Police are still investigating details surrounding the shooting of a 27-year-old man in the 400 block of Avenue R on Thursday night, July 21 at 11:22 p.m.

Witnesses told officers two masked men entered the home, went into the victim's room where he lay in bed, and shot him twice.

The man was then transported to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center and is reportedly in stable condition.

“Both wounds were around his shoulder,” said Marble Falls Police Capt. Glenn Hanson, “one was a grazing wound and the other was a penetrating wound.”

Hanson said the victim was in his own home during the incident, and his reported girlfriend and a child were also there at the time of the attack.

Wed
27
Jul

Two restaurants get attention for their food

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

 

Named one of the top 10 places to try a hamburger; Parade magazine named Trailblazer Grille as the place to try in Texas besides Old Dave’s in Athens, Texas.

Tamara Bolton, a writer for Parade magazine, wrote in late May about national burger day and included Trailblazer Grille in Burnet as one of the 10 must-visit hamburger joints across the country.

“I was a little shocked and very humbling. There are some great burger places in the country and for us to be in the top 10 is quite an honor,” said Trace Catlin, owner of Trailblazer Grille.

Following in the footsteps of Parade magazine, writer Melissa Gaskill included an article in the Texas Highway magazine gushing over Trailblazer Grille chicken potpie.

Wed
27
Jul

#TeamLuke's dream may not be over

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

 

Burnet has been buzzing since seeing its hometown boy Luke Pell on the reality show ‘The Bachlorette’.

Now on season 12, Pell has been one of the competitors this year for JoJo Fletchers affection against 25 other men since airing on May 23.

#TeamLuke fans in Burnet and all over the country have been rooting Pell on, hosting ‘Bachlorette’ watch parties, and even making t-shirts with #TeamLuke, hoping for a win and a love story for the Burnet boy.

This last Monday was the hometown visits for the final four, Pell being one of them, and JoJo found herself right in the very heart of Burnet.

While Pell’s family and close friends made JoJo feel more than welcome during the Burnet hometown date, #TeamLuke was left with a cliffhanger for a ‘To Be Continued’ after Pell pronounced his love to JoJo right before the rose ceremony.

Fri
22
Jul

Marble Falls man shot in bed

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

A Marble Falls man was shot in a home while laying in bed on Thursday night, Marble Falls Police confirmed.

A 27-year-old man was laying in bed in a home in the 400 block of Avenue R at approximately 11:22 p.m. when he was shot twice in the torso, police said.

Witnesses told officers that two masked men entered the house, ran into the bedroom, and shot the victim. The man was then transported to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center and is reportedly in stable condition.

As of 9 a.m., officers were no longer at the scene. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Wed
20
Jul

Craig captured after foot chase

Chad Lee Craig

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

A Burnet man was arrested on slew of assault and evasion charges after he was caught attempting to flee from police for the third time.

Chad Lee Craig, 37, was arrested by Burnet Police officers after a foot chase on Tuesday afternoon, July 19.

Craig was wanted on several warrants issued by Marble Falls Police, Burnet County Sheriff's Department and Burnet Police. Burnet Police received a tip about Craig's whereabouts on Tuesday.

“He had several warrants,” said Burnet Police Chief Paul Nelson, adding that Craig ran from authorities on several occasions, only less successfully this time.

“He ran from us on Monday at about 7:30 p.m. near Hamilton Creek Drive,” Nelson said. “We received a tip yesterday (Tuesday) that he was at 2900 Tire Shop.”

Police located Craig hiding in a trailer on the property at about 4 p.m.

Wed
20
Jul

Golfers win with 16-under

BY MARK GOODSON/ HIGHLAND LAKES NEWSPAPERS

 

The Delaware Springs Golf course played host to a Friday tournament for the Children’s Advocacy Center.

The resepective winners in the four-person scramble with a 16-under par score were:

First gross (56) Tanner Stevens, Alan Stevens, Caleb Stevens and  J.J. Miller

Second gross (59) Doug Fipps, Rob Wilkerson, Paul Nelson and Steve Vollmar

First net (50) Danna Hoover, Webb Walker III, Colton Parker and Nathan Brown

Second net (53) Terry Kennedy, Grayson Floyd, Nolan Hicks and  Brent Walker

 

Closest To the Pin:

No. 5- Jay Winn

No. 7- Wade Langley

No. 16- Terry Kennedy

 

Long Drive:

No. 6- Paul Nelson

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