News

Wed
08
Oct

Woman challenges FEMA . . . and wins

By James Walker
 
It is a rare development when an individual citizen convinces an agency of the federal government that it made a mistake. But, it does happen. Donna Edgar is a living, breathing, willing-to-fight example that it does.
 
Wed
08
Oct

Fire Prevention Week

This week marks the 92nd Annual Fire Prevention Week and local firefighters with the Burnet Fire Department have made it a point this week to bring fun, entertaining and educational activities to local schools to teach youths about fire prevention and safety.
 
Wed
08
Oct

‘Fall Fest’ debuts

The First Annual Fall Fest was held this past weekend at Cecil Atkission Motors, drawing over 200 attendees who were happy to pull up a lawn chair and listen to an evening of music.
 
Wed
08
Oct

Burnet school district addressing Ebola scare

By James Walker
 
With the man who became the first person to develop Ebola in the United States struggling to survive, Texas state, health and education officials are busy attempting to reassure people who feel uneasy about the way the situation has been handled thusfar. The same holds true in Burnet, where school superintendent Keith McBurnett issued a statement Monday notifying parents and school staff how the district is handling the heightened concern about Ebola.
 
Wed
01
Oct

Hill Country manhunt heats up

By Alexandria Randolph
 
Multiple Hill Country counties are involved in a manhunt after a convicted felon allegedly drove a car into a home in Llano County, stole another vehicle and assaulted two elderly Llano residents between Thursday night, Sept. 25, and Friday morning, Sept. 26.
 
Wed
01
Oct

Burnet Cook-Off champion

Tim Balch of Georgetown showed off this barbecue skills over the weekend, taking home the Overall Grand Champion award at the Burnet Cook-Off at the Burnet County Fairgrounds.
 
Wed
01
Oct

Razing to move forward

Burnet city workers Tursday (Sept. 25) demolished a dilapidated house at 408 Post Oak Street that officials said had become an eyesore and a site of illegal activity.
 
Wed
01
Oct

Burnet lockup gets another year

by James Walker
 
Highland Lakes Newspapers Burnet County officials have reached an agreement with private bondholders (who technically own the county’s jail) and the public facilities corporation (PFC, which oversees it) to continue operations for another year.
 
Wed
24
Sep

Burnet accommodating Wedding Oak Winery

By James Walker
 
Construction is expected to begin early next year on a project that will transform the historic Badger building on Burnet’s courthouse square into a winery that city officials hope will spur an economic revitalization of the downtown area.
 
Wed
24
Sep

LCRA makes ‘historic’ move

By James Walker
 
Central Texans’ primary drinking water supply will be significantly better protected by a new plan for managing the water in the Highland Lakes, stakeholders from the Colorado River’s upper basin said after what many termed a historic vote this week.
 

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