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Sat
28
Feb

Police: Icy road leads to fatal wreck

by Alexandria Randolph

Icy roads are blamed for a two-vehicle collision in Burnet that claimed the life of a Fredricksburg man early Saturday morning, Feb. 28.

Burnet Police said the wreck occurred at roughly 6 a.m.  in the 2100 block of east TX 29 and involved an 18-wheeler and a Chevy Astro Van.

The driver of the van, identified as 37-year-old Manuel Galindo-Camacho of Fredricksburg, was pronounced dead at the scene by Burnet County Justice of the Peace Pct. 2 Lisa Whitehead.

“The investigation shows that the 18-wheeler was traveling eastbound when the driver lost control of the truck, causing the truck to slide sideways across TX 29,” said a Burnet Police statement.

For the full story, see Wednesday's Burnet Bulletin.

Wed
25
Feb

LCRA has less water to sell than long believed

By James Walker
Burnet Bulletin
 
Highland Lakes stakeholders have long argued that the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) numbers were flawed when it came to figuring the amount of water the utility has to provide the cities and businesses who pay premium prices to ensure its availability when needed. During a briefing for the LCRA board of directors Wednesday, Feb. 1, staffers acknowledged that the inventory of water the utility can count on providing to those customers is 100,000 acre feet less than what it has estimated it to be for years.

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Wed
25
Feb

Benefit slated March 3 for Max Cardenas Sr.

by Christi Bertelson
Burnet Bulletin
 
In 2011, after his wife proclaimed they needed to move to be near their children and grandchildren, Max Cardenas Sr. made the move to Burnet. Instead of arguing about it, he quickly sold out of all the restaurants he and his wife had invested in, packed up, and moved from San Antonio, vowing to be retired and play golf and spend time with their grandchildren.

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Wed
25
Feb

Ringo hanging up leash

By James Walker
Burnet Bulletin
 
One of the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office’s most efficient officers was honored Tuesday, Feb. 24, as he headed off into retirement. Ringo, the county’s 12-yearold canine officer, is being retired after serving eight distinguished years with the sheriff’s office. Ringo’s handler, Deputy Ricky Bindseil, brought him to Burnet County Commissioners’ Court meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 24, where he was recognized for his service to the county.

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Wed
25
Feb

Cold weather blankets Burnet County

By James Walker
Burnet Bulletin
 
Burnet County residents generally made it through Monday’s wet and freezing conditions with a minimal amount of misfortune and can look forward to more normal February conditions the rest of the week leading up to temperatures near 70 degrees on Sunday, March 1. A cold, arctic air mass over most of Texas on Tuesday, Feb. 24, left temperatures below freezing and roads slick and icy across the Texas Hill Country up through the northern half of Central Texas.

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Wed
18
Feb

Man convicted in firearm, drugs trafficking crimes

A Bertram man known to local law enforcement authorities because of his extensive criminal history will be sentenced
in April after he was convicted in an Austin court last week of federal firearms and drug trafficking charges..

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Wed
18
Feb

Bertram man dealt federal conviction for weapon, drug trafficking crimes


In this file photo following a law enforcement sweep in December 2013, Burnet County Sheriff W. T. Smith and others from local law enforcement agencies were on hand when Texas Department of Public Safety officers yielded the arrest of 15 people in Austin, Burnet County and from around the Texas Hill Country. During the arrests and subsequent searches, 70 firearms, $10,000 in cash and more than 8,000 rounds of ammunition were confiscated.

By James Walker

Highland Lakes Newspapers

 

A Bertram man known to local law enforcement authorities because of his extensive criminal history will be sentenced in April after he was convicted in an Austin court last week of federal firearms and drug trafficking charges.

At the conclusion of a four-day trial in U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel’s court, jurors convicted Jimmy Don Hardin of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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Thu
12
Feb

LCRA: Burnet man arrested for disturbing historic site

by Alexandria Randolph

Lower Colorado River Authority Rangers arrested a Burnet man on a misdemeanor charge Tuesday, Feb. 10 after he allegedly disturbed a historic site near Bluffton.

Ray Alan Pauling, 68, of Burnet, was arrested on charge of removing historical artifacts, a violation of the Natural Resources Code and a Class “B” misdemeanor, after LCRA Rangers discovered him moving stones in his front yard. 

According to a probable cause affidavit report from the LCRA Public Safety Department, two rangers were “dispatched to an area near Lake Buchanan... and on Burnet CR 128 reference to (the defendant) removing or destroying a historical structure.”

For more on the story, see Wednesday's Burnet Bulletin.

 

Wed
11
Feb

Burnet Chamber lauds 2015 award winners

By James Walker
 
Darlene Denton, the coordinator of the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District’s Parent Resource Center, was named Citizen of the Year at the Burnet Chamber of Commerce’s 60th annual awards banquet on Saturday, Feb. 7. Denton was presented the Thomas C. Ferguson Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award by chamber board member Gina Glaeser. In addition to the school district’s Parent Resource Center, Denton is an active member of the DIVA Dawgs Foundation, volunteers at local nursing homes and is a member of the Bulldog Booster Club and Esprit de Corp Booster Club.

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Wed
11
Feb

On the move!

By James Walker
 
Burnet’s historic Craddock house is securely settled at its new location atop the AiryMount hill on the city’s eastern  outskirts. Accompanied by electric workers in their perches lifting power lines and swinging traffic signal lights out of the way, the 250,000 pound house was towed from its lot at Jackson and Boundary streets to its new Airy Mount location where it will become part of businessman A. B. Walters’ dining and multi-use project.

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