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Dec

Christmas Arrives On the Square

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17
Dec

Christian Motorcycle Association

Chris Jones, of Llano, is a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association.

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17
Dec

Outgoing judge honored

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17
Dec

Burnet escapee caught Tuesday

By James Walker
 
A former Burnet man who was serving a nine-year sentence in a federal prison in Bastrop was recaptured early Tuesday, Dec. 16, after escaping from the facility Sunday evening. Dec. 14. Jimmy Morrisett, who was found guilty of defrauding investor clients of almost $7 million in an Oklahoma federal court last year, was found in an abandoned home in Burnet at about 2:30 a.m., a Federal Bureau of Prisons official said.

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Wed
10
Dec

Capital murder suspect released on bond

by Alexandria Randolph

A man accused of double homicide in Burnet County was released from jail on bond Monday, Dec. 8.

According to county records, Garrett James Ballard, 21, of Burnet County was released on $500,000 bond on Monday after being incarcerated since August 19 on charge of capital murder of multiple persons.

State District Judge Allan Garrett set bond at $2 million on Wednesday, Oct. 8, for Ballard, who is accused of killing two friends with a high-powered rifle. Bond was lowered to $500.000 after a hearing.

Ballard is accused of the killings of Travis Fox and Elijah Adam Benson. According to an arrest affidavit, Ballard reportedly told investigators on the scene the day Fox, 26, and Benson, 18, were killed that he shot the pair while all three were under the influence of a hallucinogen.

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

Wed
10
Dec

The Nutcracker

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10
Dec

Historic Craddock House prepped for move to Airy Mount development

By James Walker
 
Burnet city officials and businessman A.B. Walters are preparing to move the much-debated Craddock House from its location in the city’s historical district to the site of the Airy Mount Bed and Breakfast, where Walters plans a multi-restaurant facility. City officials have long sought a solution that would result in the removal of the Craddock House as opposed to its demolition, since future plans call for the construction of a new city hall complex and possibly a new police station there on that same property bounded by Jackson, Vandaveer, League and Boundary Streets.

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10
Dec

Mary and Joseph

Mary and Joseph welcome Baby Jesus to the world as they rock him in a cave filled with animals during the first weekend of Burnet’s “Main Street Bethlehem” event.

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Wed
10
Dec

Christmas on Square, Fort Croghan festivities slated Saturday

Two more of Burnet’s enduring Christmas season traditions take place Saturday, Dec. 13 – the first sighting of Santa Claus during the annual Christmas on the Square festival downtown and reenactments of the holidays during frontier settlement days during Christmas Old Fort Croghan.

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Wed
03
Dec

Commissioners okay $10,000 pledge to aid water issue resolution

By James Walker
 
Burnet County Commissioners gave a full-throated endorsement to the Central Texas Water Coalition last week before voting to give the organization $10,000 to help in its efforts to bring about better management and protection of the water in the Highland Lakes.
 

 

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