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Fri
29
Apr

Only minor injuries in three-vehicle wreck

ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

A three-car collision at the Post Oak, US 281 intersection sent two to area hospitals with minor injuries, authorities said Friday afternoon, April 29.

Burnet Police Capt. Jason Davis said the accident occurred when the driver of a gray Dodge Avenger sedan attempted to pull into the inside lane of US 281 while traffic was stopped at the TX 29 intersection. 

"He thought he had a shot out," Davis said. 

The sedan pulled out, striking the black Ford F350 dually on the rear wheel on the passenger side, and pushed the truck into a Ford Titanium in the outside lane. 

"Two were transported with non-life-threatening injuries," Davis said. 

For the full story, see the upcoming edition of the Burnet Bulletin. 

Thu
28
Apr

Water district officials change rules following controversial permit hearing

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

Local groundwater district officials approved a rule change, but made no decision on a permit hearing that initiated the rule-making discussion last month.

A permit application that was presented in public hearing in March and was met with immense opposition was revisited in a continued preliminary hearing on Friday, April 22.

Permit applicant Brian Robinson, an owner of property on County Road 252, and his legal counsel had since met with two permit contestants and their legal counsel, Scott Schoemaker, to reach an agreement.

“The parties are making good progress – we just ran out of time before today,” said Schoemaker.

He added that the parties had “some questions regarding draw down we would like to get the district’s help in.”

Board President Bill Felps thanked the permit applicant and the contestant for their cooperation.

Wed
27
Apr

Turn in your drugs!

Burnet County Sheriff's Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration are hosting a drug take-back event on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Burnet Courthouse Square.

Burnet County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Joe Canady said officers will be on the square to collect unused or expired medication.

“Just bring it by and drop it off in our bin,” he said. “This is a safe way of disposing of prescription drugs – rather than flushing it down the toilet – so it doesn't get into the water supply.”

Canady said Burnet County Sheriff's Office will have the mobile command trailer on the square just south of the courthouse.

For more information about the collection day, visit www.dea.gov

Wed
27
Apr

Police: students treated after incident at YMCA

UPDATE as of 3:55 p.m.:

Burnet Consolidated ISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett confirmed that 12 students on the Burnet Middle School Swim Team were affected by a high concentration of chlorine in the YMCA swimming pool while participating in their daily swim practice at about 7:25 a.m. Wednesday morning. They were transported to Seton Highland Lakes Hospital in Burnet and have all since been released. Swim Team Coach April Poerner was also affected and was transported to Scott & White Marble Falls where she was treated and released. 

 

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

Burnet Police confirmed several students received medical treatment following an unknown incident at the Burnet YMCA on Wednesday morning.

Burnet Police Chief Paul Nelson said “several students were treated and transported to a local hospital for treatment,” but could not discuss the nature of the incident.

Wed
27
Apr

Schwartz finally awarded the Purple Heart

CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN
Dale Schwartz stands with his Purple Heart Service Medal and a Certification of Appreciation presented by Bill Worley from the VFW Post 10376.

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

Walter Schwartz was determined one way or another to see his younger brother Edward Dale Schwartz receive the Purple Heart service medal for his time in the Korean War.

“He was supposed to have gotten it in 1958, but all his paperwork along with mine got burned up in the building fire,” said Walter, a resident of Burnet.

Dale, who is retired and lives in Lomesa with his wife, lost sight in his left eye during the Korean War from injuries sustained while fighting.

However, the military records showing his service and wounds had been burned in a building fire after 1958.

“We finally were able to get him the other medals in 2007,” said Walter.

“But he still didn’t have his Purple Heart,”

Wed
27
Apr

Council and school board candidates answer questions

CHRISTI BERTLELSON/BURNET BULLETIN
Explaining their views on issues in school district and why they should be voted for Burnet Consolidated ISD School Board were incumbent trustee Andy Feild and challenging candidate Earl Foster.

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

With early voting already under way and Burnet Council and Burnet School Board election coming up May 7, the Burnet Chamber and Burnet Bulletin co-hosted a community forum Tuesday night.

During the forum, audience members asked questions relayed by Judge Evan Stubbs to School Board candidates Andy Field and Earl Foster, who were the only two candidates to show for the forum.

After opening speeches from Field and Foster questions asked from the audience touched on topics such as what differs from them from the other candidates in the race and what their views are on discipline issues within the district and their suggestions on how to deal with those issues.

Foster who was first to answer the question suggested helping the teachers with discipline.

Wed
27
Apr

Bertram VFD cancels 4th of July Firework Show

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

In reaction to the Bertram City Council requesting a monthly fee for Bertram VFD to utilize water hydrants, the VFD has officially cancelled the 4th of July Firework Celebration.

During the Tuesday, April 12 Bertram Council meeting a contract was approved by council members stating that they be notified of any use of the hydrants by the Bertram VFD to help assist the city monitor their water loss each month and the VFD pay a fee of $583.33 a month.

At this time Bertram city has a water loss of 19 percent, which is above the state standard of 10 percent.

“What we are trying to put into place with the VFD, which is a corporation, to notify and give accurate reports each month about water used,” said Michael Guevara, Bertram City Attorney.

“We don’t feel like we are getting an honest representation of the gallons used.”

Sun
24
Apr

Pearson apprehended

Lacy Pearson

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

Burnet County Sheriff’s authorities have confirmed the arrest of wanted man Lacy Pearson.

Burnet County Sheriff’s Department issued a release confirming that Pearson was apprehended at 6 p.m. in Burnet during a traffic stop.

“Deputies initiated a stop in the 600 block of Buchanan Drive,” the release stated.  “The deputy

quickly recognized one of the vehicle occupants as a subject who was wanted by the United

States Marshal’s Office.”

Pearson was taken into custody without incident. Pearson was the subject of a search by multiple law enforcement agencies in the Bertram area on Wednesday, April 20 after his probation on a criminal charge was revoked by the U.S. Marshal’s Office.

Thu
21
Apr

Man indicted following death of Marine veteran

Dallas Wood

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

A Burnet man was indicted on manufacture and delivery charges following the death of US veteran on reported drug overdose.

Dallas Wood, 19, was indicted April 5 on charge of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance causing death, a felony.

According to the indictment, on or about May 27, 2014, Wood did “knowingly deliver, by actual or constructive transfer, to Matthew Cain, a controlled substance, namely Methamphetamine, in an amount less than one gram.”

The indictment continues that Matthew Allen Cain, 34, expired on May 27, 2014 after using the drug.

“Matthew Cain died as a result of injecting or ingesting or inhaling into the body… an amount of the controlled substance,” the report stated.

Wed
20
Apr

Bertram appoints new Fire Marshal

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

Brian Klosterhoff has been appointed the new City of Bertram Fire Marshal after a unanimous vote at Tuesday, March 12 city council meeting.

“We had three people that we looked at for this position and Pat, Cynthia and I interviewed them and decided that Brian was the best suited to present as a recommendation to the council,” said Bertram Mayor Dickie Allen.

With 29 years of experience in fire fighting, Klosterhoff resides in Oatmeal and is the Battalion Chief for the Fort Hood Fire Department.

“ I feel privileged that the City Council has entrusted me with this position,” said Klosterhoff.

 With four days on duty with the Fire Department, Klosterhoff will spend his three days off to maintain the Fire Marshal position at the City of Bertram.

“He has a lot of experience and will hopefully be an asset to the community bringing in the experience he has,” said Allen.

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