Briggs Community Center


Former Briggs VFD property sparks dispute

The Briggs Community Center, Inc. Board of Directors were recently made aware of a lawsuit against them by the Burnet County Emergency Services District 8 concerning property ownership after the dissolution of the Briggs VFD. BCCI President Crystal Kinsey and her Board are disputing the claims, stating the property was legally transferred to BCCI, and share their side of the story.





By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

After the dissolution of the Briggs Volunteer Fire Department by the Burnet County Emergency Services District 8 in March, the beginnings of a new Briggs fire station this summer seemed to be the end of the story.

According to Briggs Community Center Inc. (BCCI) President Crystal Kinsey, though, more issues have come to the surface and are affecting the Community Center, and Briggs as a whole.

Upon receiving the minutes for the July 22 ESD 8 Board meeting, Kinsey learned that the ESD 8 would be seeking legal action against the community center as disputes about ownership of the property once occupied by the Briggs VFD have arisen.


Burnet County hires crews to remove flood debris, discusses environmental crimes unit

As illegal dumping cases have surged in the Highland Lakes, Burnet County Commissioners on Feb. 12 approved applying for additional grants to potentially expand funding, which may include an additional position, for the Burnet County Environmental Crimes Unit, which operates under the Burnet County precinct 4 constable's office.





By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

Burnet County Commissioners Feb. 12 approved bids for companies to remove, dispose and monitor the process of disposing of large piles of debris, trash and flood-damaged structures collected in the wake of the October 2018 Highland Lakes flood event.

The court chose Texas Disposal Systems (TDS) to remove the piles, stored in a section of Quarry Park, adjacent to Granite Shoals.

“We would like to thank the city of Granite Shoals for being the host of this debris that was collected all along the Highland Lakes,” Burnet County Judge James Oakley said.

On Oct. 16, historic flooding from the Llano River swept down the Colorado River into the Highland Lakes causing massive shoreline flooding in communities including Kingsland, Horseshoe Bay, Granite Shoals and Marble Falls.

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