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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.