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Community rallies for fire departments

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In August, firefighters from 18 area fire departments heeded the call and rushed to the rescue to save The Trails subdivision in Horseshoe Bay and the neighboring Blue Lake community from a wildfire. Last week, it was the community’s turn to repay the favor as representatives from these departments received their pro rata share of $100,000 collected during an area-wide fundraiser established in the aftermath of the Trails Fire.

County sales tax revenues climb

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Five of the six Burnet County municipalities who receive sales tax allocations benefitted from double-digit percentage increases in October, according to figures released last week by the Texas Comptroller’s Office — despite the state overall seeing a drop in sales tax revenue.

Highland Lakes Squadron CAF keeping history alive

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The defining moments in our lives are those that forever characterize who we are, and how we respond to them will define who we become in our families, communities and our nation. One of those defining periods was World War II; a war that brought nations together but also divided countries as people sought to make some sense of the violence, the irrational destruction of entire cities and the wanton loss of life that accompanied this unchecked anger and desire for power.

Burnet CISD extends McBurnett’s contract

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Last week, the Burnet CISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to extend Superintendent Keith McBurnett’s contract another year through June 30, 2024. McBurnett is beginning his ninth year with the district, and officially began his duties as superintendent on March 27, 2012.

Sales tax figures rebound

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Sales tax allocations for four Burnet County municipalities again saw double-digit percentage increases in September even as other areas of the state of Texas experienced some drop off in sales tax revenue, according to figures released last week by the Texas Comptroller’s Office — a sign that the county’s economy is returning to normal as the state recovers from the pandemic shutdown.

RR&DT looks to bring big bucks to Children’s Advocacy Center

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One of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center (HCCAC) is always Rifles Racks & Deer Tracks. Organizers hope that while this year’s event may be different than those in the past, it still can bring in the “big bucks” needed to continue the agency’s mission — protecting child victims of physical and sexual abuse.