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Feb

Benefit slated March 3 for Max Cardenas Sr.

by Christi Bertelson
Burnet Bulletin
 
In 2011, after his wife proclaimed they needed to move to be near their children and grandchildren, Max Cardenas Sr. made the move to Burnet. Instead of arguing about it, he quickly sold out of all the restaurants he and his wife had invested in, packed up, and moved from San Antonio, vowing to be retired and play golf and spend time with their grandchildren.

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Wed
25
Feb

Ringo hanging up leash

By James Walker
Burnet Bulletin
 
One of the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office’s most efficient officers was honored Tuesday, Feb. 24, as he headed off into retirement. Ringo, the county’s 12-yearold canine officer, is being retired after serving eight distinguished years with the sheriff’s office. Ringo’s handler, Deputy Ricky Bindseil, brought him to Burnet County Commissioners’ Court meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 24, where he was recognized for his service to the county.

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Wed
25
Feb

Cold weather blankets Burnet County

By James Walker
Burnet Bulletin
 
Burnet County residents generally made it through Monday’s wet and freezing conditions with a minimal amount of misfortune and can look forward to more normal February conditions the rest of the week leading up to temperatures near 70 degrees on Sunday, March 1. A cold, arctic air mass over most of Texas on Tuesday, Feb. 24, left temperatures below freezing and roads slick and icy across the Texas Hill Country up through the northern half of Central Texas.

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Wed
18
Feb

Man convicted in firearm, drugs trafficking crimes

A Bertram man known to local law enforcement authorities because of his extensive criminal history will be sentenced
in April after he was convicted in an Austin court last week of federal firearms and drug trafficking charges..

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Wed
18
Feb

Bertram man dealt federal conviction for weapon, drug trafficking crimes

In this file photo following a law enforcement sweep in December 2013, Burnet County Sheriff W. T. Smith and others from local law enforcement agencies were on hand when Texas Department of Public Safety officers yielded the arrest of 15 people in Austin, Burnet County and from around the Texas Hill Country. During the arrests and subsequent searches, 70 firearms, $10,000 in cash and more than 8,000 rounds of ammunition were confiscated.

By James Walker

Highland Lakes Newspapers

 

A Bertram man known to local law enforcement authorities because of his extensive criminal history will be sentenced in April after he was convicted in an Austin court last week of federal firearms and drug trafficking charges.

At the conclusion of a four-day trial in U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel’s court, jurors convicted Jimmy Don Hardin of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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Thu
12
Feb

LCRA: Burnet man arrested for disturbing historic site

by Alexandria Randolph

Lower Colorado River Authority Rangers arrested a Burnet man on a misdemeanor charge Tuesday, Feb. 10 after he allegedly disturbed a historic site near Bluffton.

Ray Alan Pauling, 68, of Burnet, was arrested on charge of removing historical artifacts, a violation of the Natural Resources Code and a Class “B” misdemeanor, after LCRA Rangers discovered him moving stones in his front yard. 

According to a probable cause affidavit report from the LCRA Public Safety Department, two rangers were “dispatched to an area near Lake Buchanan... and on Burnet CR 128 reference to (the defendant) removing or destroying a historical structure.”

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Wed
11
Feb

Burnet Chamber lauds 2015 award winners

By James Walker
 
Darlene Denton, the coordinator of the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District’s Parent Resource Center, was named Citizen of the Year at the Burnet Chamber of Commerce’s 60th annual awards banquet on Saturday, Feb. 7. Denton was presented the Thomas C. Ferguson Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award by chamber board member Gina Glaeser. In addition to the school district’s Parent Resource Center, Denton is an active member of the DIVA Dawgs Foundation, volunteers at local nursing homes and is a member of the Bulldog Booster Club and Esprit de Corp Booster Club.

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Wed
11
Feb

On the move!

By James Walker
 
Burnet’s historic Craddock house is securely settled at its new location atop the AiryMount hill on the city’s eastern  outskirts. Accompanied by electric workers in their perches lifting power lines and swinging traffic signal lights out of the way, the 250,000 pound house was towed from its lot at Jackson and Boundary streets to its new Airy Mount location where it will become part of businessman A. B. Walters’ dining and multi-use project.

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Wed
11
Feb

FM 1174 bridge is site of fatal head-on crash

By James Walker
 
An 81-year-old Kingsland woman died Wednesday, Feb. 4, from injuries suffered when the car she was a passenger in was struck head-on by a pickup driven by a Liberty Hill man, who was subsequently arrested at the scene and charged with intoxication assault and drug charges. Kathleen Smith died at Seton Williamson Hospital in Round Rock where she was taken by helicopter after the crash. Smith and 53-year-old Patricia Smith were both passengers in a 2006 Chevrolet Impala driven by Reuel Jennings Cooper, 58, when the collision occurred at about 2:42 p.m. that day at the south end of the Cow Creek bridge on FM 1174.

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Wed
11
Feb

Two teens die Feb. 5 on CR 120

By Emily Hilley-Sierzchula

A makeshift memorial is sprawled on charred ground around a tree in a pasture along CR 120 where two teenagers died and two others were injured in a one-vehicle crash Thursday, Feb. 5. Students have written notes to their friends and placed items from the vehicle as part of the memorial. One cross was partially composed of the truck’s bumper, embedded in the tree, while flowers were placed in one of thetruck’s tires still located at the  site of the crash.

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