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Thu
23
Jan

Bulletin scores 5 press awards

Wayne Craig/Clear Memories
Wayne Craig of Clear Memories won first place in Sports Photo at the TPA Better Newspaper Contest for a collection of amazing images, including this 2018 shot of Ryan Jackson high-stepping into the end zone against Manor.

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

The Burnet Bulletin was recognized as one of the top newspapers in the state of Texas during the 140th annual Texas Press Association Convention & Trade Show held Jan. 16-18 at Moody Gardens Hotel, Convention Center & Spa in Galveston.

Thu
16
Jan

Police probe woman's death

Kim Green/Burnet Bulletin
A woman who was staying at a motel, in the 500 block of Texas 29, was reported missing and then was found dead the same day in Burnet.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

Texas Rangers are investigating the death of a Silver Creek woman who was reported missing by the Burnet County Sheriff's and found dead on the same day in Burnet, authorities confirmed.

According to the Burnet County Sheriff's Office, the body of Nancy Lord, 75, was found Jan. 10 in the city of Burnet. BCSO had posted a missing person alert the same day at the behest of family members.

Thu
16
Jan

2020 Burnet County Livestock Show

Nathan Hendrix/Burnet Bulletin

 

The judge of the dairy goat show at the Burnet County Livestock Show said he was impressed with the nannies presented during the first round of the competition. For more photos of the Burnet County Livestock show, see the Wednesday, Jan. 15 issue of the Burnet Bulletin.

 

Thu
16
Jan

2020 Ag Mechanics grand champion

 

Contributed

Tyler Patterson with his Grand Champion in Ag Mechanics project, cherry wood china cabinet. For more photos from the 2020 Burnet County Livestock show, see the Wednesday, Jan. 15 issue of the Burnet Bulletin.

 

Mon
23
Dec

Community mourns loss of Burnet PD officer

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
A Burnet PD officer died Friday, Dec. 20, after an apparent heart attack. Area authorities escorted K9 handler Jose Meza from Seton Highland Lakes in Burnet to the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office in Austin. On Dec. 23, as seen above on U.S. 281 in Burnet, hundreds of first responders from across the state also participated in a procession from a Marble Falls church to Post Mountain Cemetery for a service with full honors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Burnet Police Department lost a member of its law enforcement family – BPD K9 handler and heart attack victim Jose Humberto Meza – and honored the life on Dec. 23 en masse to offer comfort and solace to one another and his loved ones.

“What a great husband to his wife and a daddy to his beautiful little daughter," said Burnet Police Chief Paul Nelson the day of his death. “Officer Meza [was] just an outstanding young man, a great officer.”

Wed
18
Dec

Old fashioned Christmas

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin

 

Guests attending Christmas at Fort Croghan stepped back in time to celebrate the holiday in an old fashioned way as they walked throughout the fort grounds lit by luminaries and lanterns. Find more photos of Christmas at Fort Croghan in the Wednesday, Dec. 18 issue of the Burnet Bulletin.

Wed
18
Dec

Oh, what fun!

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin

 

Little Jarrett Morrow (left), of Bertram, clings tight to his cousin Parker Simons' arm as they fly down the snow-covered slide during the Snow on the Square activity held as part of Burnet's Christmas on the Square Saturday, Dec. 14. Find more photos of the Christmas on the Square festivities in the Wednesday, Dec. 18 issue of the Burnet Bulletin.

Wed
18
Dec

Panel upholds admonishment, County judge stands by action

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

A three-judge panel has rejected Burnet County Judge James Oakley's appeal of a public admonition by the Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct.

“The Special Court of Review has considered the pleadings, the evidence, and the arguments of counsel and finds that the Honorable James Oakley willfully violated Canon 2B of the Code of Judicial Conduct … by lending the prestige of his office to further the private interests of another person. The appropriate sanction for this conduct is a Public Admonition,” wrote Justice Gregory T. Perkes of the Thirteenth Court of Appeals at Corpus Christi-Edinburg in the Oct. 25 opinion. . . .

Wed
18
Dec

TPWD unveils Inks Public Use Plan

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
Park Planner Chris Beckcom outlines plans for improvements and changes to Inks Lake State Park and Longhorn Cavern at a public hearing held Thursday, Dec. 12 at the Burnet Community Center.

 

 

 

Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

Lake-area residents heard a future Public Use Plan for the Inks Lake State Park complex, including Inks Lake State Park, Longhorn Cavern State Park, and Park Road 4, at a public hearing held Tuesday, Dec. 12 at the Burnet Community Center.

Inks officials and the Inks Lake planning group agreed to develop a plan with safety of their campers in mind, while retaining the beauty of the area and maintaining water quality.

Planners also strived to create a plan to help staff maintain optimal capacity and not maximum capacity, with the expected spike during holiday weekends, and to continue with the plan to construct a day visitor boat ramp, and managing areas that are used by boaters. . . .

Wed
11
Dec

First responder Santa meals bring holiday cheer

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Special to the Bulletin

Not everyone gets to enjoy Christmas with their families. Some serve the community by going to work so their neighbors can safely revel in the memorable moments of the holidays.

That’s why Jeff Sellers of Hill Country Santa Meals is asking for volunteers to make Christmas Eve dinners for the area’s first responders.

“My family and I have been doing this for various agencies for the past few years, the people who have been involved have been blessed by participating. This is a great opportunity for kids to be involved as well”.

Volunteers purchase, cook and deliver the meals. We provide enough for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Typically we deliver between 3pm and 5pm on Christmas Eve. This year we are fortunate to have Johnson Sewell Ford & Lincoln donate all of the turkey and hams. The turkeys will need to be cooked by a volunteer. . . .

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