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Burnet extends utility program

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The Burnet City Council approved an extension of the Residential and Commercial Customer Utility Payment Assistance Programs for City of Burnet electric utility customers. Utility Assistance Programs have been available to Utility Customers for the billing cycles of April, May, June, July, and August.

BCounty officials’ salaries above par

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The Texas Association of Counties has released its biannual survey of county officials’ salaries, and while Burnet County certainly sets the pace among counties in the Highland Lakes (including Llano, Lampasas and Blanco), it compares favorably to other Texas counties with similar populations.

Agencies unite to fight hunger

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While the impact of COVID-19 certainly has been felt this year, the mission of the Burnet County Hunger Alliance remains the same as it has since the organization was founded four years ago — to put an end to hunger and food insecurity in the Highland Lakes area.

The Burnet High School Homecoming Court

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The Burnet High School Homecoming Court has been announced. Pictured front row from left are Kaitlyn Taras, Gracyn Bennett, Mariah Carlo, Delaney Mooney and Hannah Wilson. Back row are Luke Kiser, Jaxson Denton, Braeden Howell, Cooper Stuteville and Alex Holman. Homecoming ceremonies will be held Friday, Sept. 18, at Bulldog Stadium.

BCISD clarifies COVID-19 rules

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Burnet Consolidated Independent School District is taking steps to ensure student athletes will remain on the field and in competition this fall. The UIL has stated that for students to have the opportunity to continue to compete in UIL activities this school year, districts must remain diligent in following guidelines.

More results needed to assess broadband

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Burnet County residents are being asked to respond to a survey regarding broadband expansion in the county before the end of October. In an effort to expand broadband services in Blanco, Burnet and Llano counties, Connected Nation, working with county officials and the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG), launched an initiative in late January to assess service needs and the type of internet services currently being provided to develop a plan to better meet demand.