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Sat
28
Jul

Llano County organization not affiliated with Bertram boys home

 

 

 

While an investigation into a Bertram-based “residential home for troubled boys” continues, a Llano County organization is making sure people know they are in no way affiliated with the group home.

The confusion has come about due to the similarities in the names of the two organizations. Authorities on Wednesday removed eight juvenile males were removed from the Joshua Home near Bertram after an investigation into allegations of abuse, neglect, labor violations, fraud, licensing violations, and human trafficking.

Meanwhile, in Kingsland, is the headquaters of His Joshua House, a faith-based drug and alcohol recovery house for men. It is also a non-profit corporation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Fri
27
Jul

Eight juvenile males removed from Joshua Home

 

 

 

 

Eight juvenile males were removed from the Joshua Home near Bertram Wednesday after an investigation into allegations of abuse, neglect, labor violations, fraud, licensing violations, and human trafficking, the Burnet County Sheriff's Office reported today.

During the past several weeks, investigators and officials from many state and local agencies conducted joint investigations into the Joshua Home, which purports to be a residential home for troubled boys and which is affiliated with a nonprofit organization known as The Joshua Home Ministries.

Sat
21
Jul

Bluebonnet Belle crashes; all 14 aboard survive

Firefighters extinguish a blaze which consumed the Bluebonnet Belle C47 Skytrain after the historic craft crashed at Burnet Municipal Airport's Kate Craddock Field Saturday, July 21.

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

The famed Bluebonnet Belle C47 Skytrain, which assisted in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and was an integral part of the Highland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force, crashed Saturday morning, July 21, at Burnet Municipal Airport's Kate Craddock Field in Burnet while attempting to take off for an air show in Wisconsin.

Fourteen people were aboard the Belle, headed for the annual Oshkosh Air Show when the plane left the runway shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday and crashed before catching fire and eventually exploding. Miraculously, all 14 people aboard the craft survived the crash and made it out of the plane before the explosion.

Thu
19
Jul

Burkhart named Region 13 outstanding principal

Casey Burkhart, Principal of Burnet High School in Burnet, has been selected to represent the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals as the Region 13 Outstanding High School Principal of the Year.  TASSP recognizes outstanding principals and assistant principals from the twenty region Education Service Centers in the state. School administrators are nominated and chosen by their peers within their regions.  Nominations are based upon exemplary performance and outstanding leadership. As a Region 13 winner, Mr. Burkhart is eligible to compete for the state title of Texas Principal of the Year.

Wed
18
Jul

RR&DT finds new venue for October

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

The Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center's fundraising banquet, Rifles, Racks, and Deer Tracks, will make a comeback for its fifth year on Saturday, Oct. 27. This year, the event will see a change of venue, as it moves from its usual location at the Freedom Flyers Hangar to the YMCA of the Highland Lakes in Burnet.

Guests will enjoy dinner, drinks, live music, and silent and live auctions while they enjoy a night out with their community as they come together to celebrate the HCCAC and its service to Burnet and surrounding counties.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the HCCAC, which serves abused and neglected children and their caregivers in Burnet, Blanco, Llano, Mason, San Saba, and Lampasas counties. The organization has been making a difference in the lives of children and families since 1992 and continues to make children's safety its number one priority.

Wed
18
Jul

Road closures have county officials feeling sidetracked

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Continued closures of Burnet County highways and roads due to railway activity the past several days has left Burnet County officials feeling “sidetracked.”

It has even prompted Burnet County Judge James Oakley to ask Austin Western Railroad officials for a sitdown at the next Commissioners Court meeting on Tuesday, July 24, to see what can be done to get the two sides back on the right track.

Meanwhile, Austin Western Railroad officials on Thursday apologized for the delays motorists and first responders experienced and explained what caused them.

Wed
18
Jul

Burnet City Council donates money to HCHS shelter

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

After holding a workshop concerning a budgeting shortfall for the Hill Country Humane Society, Burnet City Council voted to donate $25,000 to the animal shelter to help cover expenses for the 2018 fiscal year at their regular meeting held Tuesday, July 10.

The HCHS, located 9150 Ranch Road 1431 in Buchanan Dam, operates with assistance from Burnet and Llano counties, as well as the cities of Burnet, Bertram, Horseshoe Bay, and Sunrise Beach as resources and operations are costly.

The $25,000 donation will bring the total amount of funds provided by the City of Burnet to about $58,000 for fiscal year 2018. The Council's vote also appointed City Manager David Vaughn to the HCHS Board to oversee operations at the shelter and provide updates to Council on the progress of the facilities.

Wed
18
Jul

BAM donates to Boys and Girls Club

Contributed/Bill Drake

 

Burnet Boys and Girls Club Director Virginia Wallace accepts a $400 donation from Burnet Association of Merchants members Carol and John Will and Cindy Lamb at the facility on Friday, July 13. The donation was comprised of funds raised during BAM's "Chick Fest," held this past March, and funds from private donors.

Wed
18
Jul

Willows POA opposes Inks Lake development

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

Residents from one subdivision are organizing their opposition to a permit issued for development on a peninsula at Inks Lake.

Jane Allison, secretary-treasurer of Willows of Lake Inks Property Owners Association, said the POA has filed an appeal with the Burnet County Commissioners Court to overturn a decision by the county's flood plain administrator, Herb Darling, to issue a permit to a developer for one house/condo plus up to six RV pads on the peninsula between the Willows subdivision and the main body of Inks Lake.

Allison said the peninisula lies directly below the Buchanan Dam gates, making it subject to flooding whenever the flood gates are opened.

Wed
18
Jul

BCISD board sets tax ratification election

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

At their regular monthly meeting held on Wednesday, July 11, the Burnet CISD Board of Trustees approved the order of a Tax Ratification Election for Saturday, Aug. 25, which, if approved, will lower BCISD's tax rate from $1.28 to $1.26 and provide the district with additional operating revenue that will be used for the better of BCISD.

The Board held a public meeting open to the community prior to the meeting, though no comments were received from the public.

“Burnet CISD is in the middle of a critical transition financially,” said director of business and finance Clay Goehring. “Beginning the next school year, the district will begin making recapture payments to the state. This is a major change for the district.”

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