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21
Aug

Cong. Williams conducts town hall meet Aug. 13 in Burnet

By James Walker.
 
Whenever Congressman Roger Williams comes home from Washington to visit his constituents, he unfailingly brings with him an ample supply of red meat politics that his supporters find to be delicious. That was the case on Wednesday, Aug. 13, when Williams visited Burnet. He bashed President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

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Sat
02
Aug

Bertram City Council tackling code enforcement issues

The first house in the City of Burnet’s My Town Housing affordable housing project will be built at 1205 E. Live Oak St. The city will have ribbon-cutting ceremony at the site at 4 p.m. Thursday.

By Emily Hilley-Sierzchula.
 
At its regular meeting Tuesday evening, Bertram city council members made clear that citizens should be ready for an increase in code enforcement in the future. The vote was tabled until after the budget meeting in August, when the city will have a better idea about how to pay for such enforcement. Currently there is no code enforcement officer on the city payroll.

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Sat
02
Aug

Lake Buchanan’s striped bass population replenished

Fisheries biologists from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department team up with members of the Lake Buchanan Conservation Corporation to keep the lake stocked with striped bass like this one.

By Emily Hilley-Sierzchula.
 
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has teamed up again with the Lake Buchanan Conservation Corporation to keep that lake stocked with hybrid striped bass, which cannot breed naturally but are important for the regional economy. Hybrid striped bass are a cross between white bass and striped bass. On July 17, the LBCC released 35,000 hybrid striped bass fingerlings into the lake that is west of Burnet.

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Sat
02
Aug

Llano man on trial for sex assault

By Alexandria Randolph.

A Llano man will begin trial on Monday, Aug. 4 on charges of sexual assault of his biological and step daughters. Richard Willis Blackburn, 29, was indicted on charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child after his daughter told a school counselor about the incident on April 3, 2013. The girl was nine years old at the time of alleged abuse.

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Sat
02
Aug

Construction starts on affordable homes

By James Walker.

The City of Burnet will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday to commemorate start of construction on the first house of multi-home project designed to create more affordable housing in the city. The ceremony will be at 4 p.m. at 1205 Live Oak St. The foundation for the first home already has been constructed at the site and Burnet City Manager David Vaughn said he hopes that construction will start one three or four others in the same area soon.

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