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01
Jul

Water planners urged to focus on equitable pricing to enhance conservation


Jim Maury, who lives on Lake Buchanan, tells the Region K water planning group of the need for better water price policies that will enhance conservation.

Highland Lakes residents urged water planners at a meeting in Burnet Thursday, June 25 to focus on equitable water pricing as one of the factors that will help ensure conservation and an adequate long-term supply as population and demand increase.
“Experience has shown that the price of water has a significant impact on water conservation,” Frank Cooley, a Lakeway resident and a member of the Central Texas Water Coalition, said at a public meeting held by the Lower Colorado Region K water planning group.
The Central Texas Water Coalition is an organization of mostly Burnet and Travis County residents, business owners and other water activists that has emerged as a primary advocate for better management and protection of the water in the lakes.

Wed
01
Jul

County clerks to say "we will" issue same-sex we licenses

Alexandria Randolph and Emily Hilley-Sierzchula/Highland Lakes Newspapers

Wed
01
Jul

Bertram interviewing for police chief

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Emily Hilley-Sierzchula/Highland Lakes Newspapers

Wed
01
Jul

Burnet County immersed in alcohol sales option

JAMES WALKER/BURNET BULLETIN

Fri
26
Jun

Burnet County waiting on same-sex marriage licenses

By Alexandria Randolph
The Highland Lakes Newspapers

Thu
25
Jun

Wedding Oak Winery Deal Falls Through

JAMES WALKER/BURNET BULLETIN

The deal to bring the Wedding Oak Winery to Burnet’s historic downtown square has fallen through, officials on both sides have confirmed.
Phillip Thurman, president of the Burnet Economic Development Corporation (EDC,) said Monday, June 22, that the deal with San Saba businessman Michael McHenry and his group of investors to bring the business to Burnet was off.
McHenry confirmed that in an interview yesterday.
“We made them a good offer. Mike thought it was a good deal and his financial advisor thought it was a good deal, but the El Campo bunch did not want to do it,” Thurman said.
Several of McHenry’s investors in the Burnet deal and in his original Wedding Oak Winery in San Saba are from the Colorado River’s lower basin area in Wharton, Matagorda and Colorado counties.

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Wed
24
Jun

Christi Clement wins in PEC District 1 Race

Clement

JAMES WALKER/BURNET BULLETIN

Cristi Clement narrowly defeated Mark Axford to keep her position on the Pedernales Electric Cooperative Board of Directors, but she may no longer find herself in the majority that largely controlled the co-op’s destiny.
After the results of the board of directors election were announced Saturday, June 20, at PEC’s annual meeting in Cedar Park, the new board members elected Burnet County Judge James Oakley as president, which could signal a new direction on some contentious issues.
Clement, of Meadowlakes, who has been on the PEC board since 2009, got 11,500 votes to 11,228 for Axford, who lives in Hoover's Valley, to win a third three-year term.

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Wed
24
Jun

Care-A-Van raises record funds


Joined by announcer Ed Clements of KLBJ Radio, Spike Dykes speaks about the importance of Seton Care-A-Van and tells the tailgate party crowd that, in the past 11 years, more thank $2 million dollars have been donated to keep the healthcare effort going.

JAMES WALKER/BURNET BULLETIN

Organizers of the Seton Care-a-Van tailgate party and golf tournament said more money was raised this last weekend than during any of its previous 11 years.
The event, which was held over Friday and Saturday, June 19-20, raised more than $260,000.
The tailgate party, attended by 633 people, raised $93,000 from its silent, live and fund-a-child auctions.
The golf tournament, which drew a field of 236 golfers, plus accompanying sponsorships raised $197,000.
“It was the best year ever in fundraising,” said Becky Fox, director of development for Seton Highland Lakes Hospital. “We are so humbled and grateful for the incredible generosity of our community.”

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Wed
24
Jun

Boys and Girls Club Brings Summer Fun for Kids


Matthew Chavira, Madison Glaspy, Diego Chavira, Conner Smith, James Alexander, Mikayla Resendez and Brian Alexander, who all attend the Boys & Girls Club of Burnet learn about computer hard drives from Ed Sooter, as part of one of the many classes the Freedom Flyers extends to the kids who attend the club. The Boys & Girls Clubs have been working with Freedom Flyers for the last three years to help educate children.

CHRISTI BERTELSON/ BURNET BULLETIN

Sat
20
Jun

Clement defeats Axford; Oakley elected PEC board president

Cristi Clement narrowly defeated Mark Axford in the Pedernales Electric Cooperative Board of Directors District 1 race and Burnet County Judge James Oakley was elected president of the co-op’s board Saturday.
Clement, of Meadowlakes, who has been on the PEC board since 2010, got 11,500 votes to 11,228 for Axford, who lives in Hoover Valley, to win a third two-year term.
In the other directors races, Paul Graf of Spring Branch defeated incumbent Larry Landaker of Wimberley and Max Hosford of Fisher to win the District 6 position and Amy S. J. Akers defeated Jeff Barton and Douglas Kadjar for the open District 7 position.
After the results of the board of directors races were announced Saturday at the PEC annual meeting in Cedar Park, the new board members elected Oakley president, Emily Pataki of Cedar Park vice president and Graf secretarfy-treasurer.

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