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Wed
25
Mar

Busy weekend lies ahead for Burnet, area residents

By James Walker
Burnet Bulletin
The first weekend of Spring 2015 when Burnet County residents will have multiple options to get out and about and enjoy themselves lies ahead. Four events, headlined by the annual Hill Country Lawn and Garden Show will take place Saturday, March 28. In addition to the lawn and garden show, Burnetresidents can take advantage of an opportunity to rid themselves of all of their household junk and other unwanted items at the 2015 Spring City Wide Clean Up. And, there will also be the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District (BCISD) Garage Sale and Bake Sale and the Burnet Association of Merchants Chick Fest benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Burnet.

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Wed
25
Mar

Youth breaks two fishing records at Lake Buchanan

Tuck McDonald of Midland while staying in Horseshoe Bay, took his son Riggs and his son’s friend, Logan Wiggins, out on Lake Buchanan with Ken Milam Fishing Guide Service not knowing they would set not one, but two lake records! Thirteen year old Logan Wiggins caught an 11.2 lb striped bass (30” long) as well as 6.8lb hybrid striped bass (24 3/4” long), both setting new youth records for Lake Buchanan! (both were caught on Golden Shiner Bait). “This is going to be a great fishing year” said Max Milam, “We have been seeing a lot of big bass,” he concluded.

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Wed
25
Mar

Man arrested, charged with ‘injury to a child’

By James Walker
Burnet Bulletin
The father of a twomonth-old girl is being held in the Burnet County Jail on $250,000 bond after he was arrested by Burnet police on charges of “Injury to a Child.” Kyle Lee Riley, 23, was arrested March 13 after he told Police Chief Paul Nelson he slammed his daughter on a round table several times at their apartment at 603 South Pierce Street earlier that day, according to an arrest affidavit.

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Wed
25
Mar

Lower basin farmers seeking more LCRA representation

By James Walker
Burnet Bulletin
State Senator Lois Kolkhorst, who represents the three rice farming counties in the Colorado River’s lower basin, wants the Texas Senate to consider altering the composition of the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) board of directors in a way that would give the farmers and lower basin interests greater influence. Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, filed Senate Bill 1598, that creates a committee made up of members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture Water and Rural Affairs and members of the House Committee on Natural Resources to study the effects of altering the composition of the LCRA board.

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Fri
20
Mar

Two Lampasas robbery suspects caught in traffic stop

Burnet County deputies arrested two suspects of a Lampasas robbery on Thursday evening, March 19.
Casey Cummings, a 26-year-old female from Cedar Park and Leamon Cummings, a 33-year-old male from Cedar Park, were taken into custody by a Burnet County Sheriff’s Deputy during a traffic stop on FM 963 near Olive Branch Road at approximately 6:11 p.m., authorities said.
According to the Lampasas Police Department, a had robbery occurred at the Verizon store in Lampasas and a white KIA Sorrento, occupied by a white female and a black male, fled the scene with an unknown destination or direction of travel.
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Wed
18
Mar

County plans to get public input on jail purchase deal

By James Walker

Burnet County citizens will get a chance to understand more fully the circumstances and express their opinions on any deal county officials might negotiate before they sign off on purchasing the county jail, County Judge James Oakley has assured.

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Wed
18
Mar

Congressman Williams gives Burnet address

By James Walker

It has long been a given that when members of the U.S. Congress make their periodic treks from Washington to their home districts, they bring plenty of red meat for their constituents to enjoy. Congressman Roger Williams, whose 25th district includes Burnet County, has the exercise down to an art form, as his speech to a large group of local Republican Party insiders demonstrated Thursday, March 12, in Burnet.

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Wed
18
Mar

PEC director elections could change with bill

By James Walker

The seven members of the Pedernales Electric Cooperative board of directors would be elected using a strict single member district formula if a bill filed last week in the Texas House of Representatives becomes law.

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Wed
18
Mar

Shattered Dreams

By Christi Bertelson

On Wednesday, March 11, a somber crowd watched as Burnet Police, EMS, Fire Department and Star Flight crews rushed to rescue teenagers from broken glass and mangled automobiles in a mock fatal drunk-driving accident. The Shattered Dreams scenario was staged in Parking Lot C at Burnet High School (BHS,) where the student body gathered to watch as the bloody, alltoo-true-to-life events unfolded before their eyes.

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Wed
11
Mar

Close-to-home Spring Break fun awaits

With Spring Break around the corner, not everyone is headed out of Burnet County to enjoy the beach or visit their out-of-town families. In fact, when Spring Break arrives next week, March 16-20, for Burnet schools, some local residents will stay around the Hill Country since it has plenty to offer those taking a respite from school and work.

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