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Wed
26
Aug

Local man kidnaps woman, then has standoff with police

ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/ BURNET BULLETIN

Burnet Police arrested a man on aggravated kidnapping charges after they said he held a woman hostage, let her go and then barricaded himself in a Julie Street residence in a stand off with police on Saturday, Aug. 22.

Erik Arenesen Scobie, 40, was eventually taken into custody Saturday evening to conclude a six-hour standoff with local peace officers, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers and a DPS SWAT unit out of Austin, according to the Burnet Police Department.

Scobie faces charges of aggravated kidnapping, a second-degree felony, for reportedly holding his ex-girlfriend against her will for several days using the threat of violence.

“He took her to Austin and assaulted her several times,” said Burnet Police Chief Paul Nelson. “He punched her. There was no sexual assault.”

Wed
26
Aug

Edmondson behind wheel as Texas' new FFA leader

CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

 

Jason Edmondson has his work cut out for him after being elected the new statewide president of Future Farmers of America (FFA) of Texas.

Receiving the honor was no easy feat. “The process to pick a president is exhausting and this was the first time the process was done like this,” said Edmondson, son of Mark and Barbara Edmondson.

“The state level is now mirroring the national levels,” he continued.

Edmondson, along with 41 other candidates endured three hours of interviews, split into 10 minute increments over three days, one-and-a-half hours of speaking, along with a stakeholders meeting – and that was for the purpose of eliminating 32 of the candidates.

Once Edmondson and nine other finalists were chosen, they then were taxed with giving a final speech, upon which they were scored.

Wed
26
Aug

Bulldog Thunder due here Friday, Saturday

CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

 

Thunder will be in the air this weekend, but it won't necessarily be the work of Mother Nature. Instead, it'll signify the return of the Fourth Annual Bulldog Thunder Truck and Tractor Pull at the Burnet County Fairgrounds.

“It is going to be an epic weekend, full of family fun,” said Damon Beierle, president of Double Eagle Entertainment.

Spectators can watch the sheer power of the pullers as they compete for points in the Truck and Tractor Pullers Association (TTTPA) Championship on Friday and Saturday nights, Aug. 28-29.

The TTTPA was organized  in 2007 and fans can expect to see an assortment of distinctive pulling classes, ranging from 2,500-plus horsepower blown alcohol two-wheel drive trucks to small block-powered hot rod tractors.

Sat
22
Aug

Man barricades himself in Burnet home

By Alexandria Randolph

Law enforcement called for help from tactical teams Saturday afternoon after they said a man barricaded himself in his Burnet home.

Burnet Police, Texas DPS Troopers and a SWAT unit out of Austin surrounded a home near the intersection of Johnson Street and Julie Street at midday Saturday, where Texas DPS Troopers said an adult male had barricaded himself in his home after allowing a female hostage to leave just a few hours prior.

A Burnet County press release issued at 4:30 p.m. stated that Burnet Police Officers had responded to the home on Julie Street at 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning after receiving a call for a welfare check on the woman in the home. Officers were able to get the woman to come out of the home, the release said. 

The release stated law enforcement had not been able to make contact with the subject, and DPS Troopers were currently attempting contact. 

Fri
14
Aug

Motorcycle Wreck on Park Road 4

Alexandria Randolph/Burnet Bulletin
The driver of an emerald green Honda Shadow suffered minor injuries following a spin-out on Park Road 4 just north of the County Road 116 intersection Friday at 2:21 p.m, said Hoover Valley Volunteer Firefighters on scene.
For more, see Wednesday's Burnet Bulletin.

Wed
12
Aug

Staged auto theft tests local lawmen

Alexandria Randolph/Highland Lakes Newspapers

Wed
12
Aug

City of Burnet Lifts Stage Two Water Restrictions

Effective August 12, 2015 the City of Burnet has lifted the mandatory Stage Two

watering restrictions that have been in place for almost two years. The city will move to

Stage One which will remain in effect until further notice. Stage One restrictions are

voluntary and consist of the following:

Stage l: Voluntary Conservation

a. All customers or persons who use the water utility of the City of Burnet are asked to

participate in the 5-Day Watering Schedule for outdoor uses and only on designated

water use days. Outdoor uses include watering lawns, shrubs, and other types of

outdoor vegetation, washing vehicles, boats and trailers, the use of landscape

sprinkler systems and irrigation, recreational use of sprinklers and outdoor showers.

b. All outdoor uses are discouraged between the hours of 11:00 am and 7:00 pm,

Wed
12
Aug

Police use social media to catch burglary suspect

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Alexandria Randolph/Highland Lakes Newspapers

Wed
12
Aug

BCISD welcomes Hullum, hears project update

Alexandria Randolph/Burnet Bulletin

Wed
05
Aug

Burnet brings companies, jobseekers together

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