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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.
 
Wed
24
Sep

Painting Burnet County

The “Map Your Way to Burnet 1st Annual Plein Air Competition” was held this past weekend on the Burnet Historic Square with a total of 13 artists competing in the event and four were named winners at the event’s conclusion.
 
Wed
24
Sep

County foots bill for inmate’s surgery

By James Walker
 
Burnet County Commissioners’ Court members took two contentious votes Tuesday, Sept. 23, and, as is often the case, the county’s jail was at the center of the discussions. Commissioners voted 4-1 to approve the payment of $285,000 for a jail inmate’s recent cancer surgery and also split 3-1 with one abstention on the hiring of Sheriff W. T. Smith’s choice to be the jail’s new head of security.
 
Sun
21
Sep

Woman dies from injuries in Marble Falls collision

 

A Granite Shoals woman died erly Sunday from injuries she received in a two-car collision  in Marble Falls.

Burnet County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Lisa Whitehead said the woman was transported to Seton Highland Lakes Hospital where she was pronounced dead at about 4:30 a.m.

The woman’s car was struck by a vehicle driven by a Burnet man that veered into her lane according to witnesses, Whitehead said.

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

Wed
17
Sep

Interests ignite over rocket firm buy

By James Walker
 
The push is on to make the technology companies need to launch modern communications and other equipment into space more affordable and now it appears the Burnet County community of Briggs is destined to play a significant role in that effort. Firefly Space Systems, formerly a California- based satellite launch company working on more efficient rockets, plans to relocate its headquarters to Cedar Park and has bought 200 acres in Briggs, Texas, where it plans to build and operate a rocket engine test facility.
 
Wed
17
Sep

Hazardous Waste Collection

Granite Shoals City Secretary Elaine Simpson (foreground) and Burnet County Grant Coordinator Debbie Cartter were two of the 80 volunteers who helped put on the countysponsored Household Hazardous Waste collection event Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Burnet County Fairgrounds.
 

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