Carleigh Imrie presented her dad Matt Imrie with a $1,000 check from the City of Burnet during a Saturday, Jan. 28, benefit for him at Haley Nelson Park.
By Amy Prayer
Burnet residents rallied Saturday night, Jan. 28, in support of Burnet Officer Matt Imrie, with a benefit concert.
The community came together for one purpose: to support their fellow member of the Burnet community.
Imrie, who was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident while off duty Tuesday, Jan. 10, sustained a badly broken femur bone, which required surgery. Imrie remained in intensive care until Sunday, Jan. 14.
“He has since been moved out of ICU and is receiving the best of care in a rehabilitation center located in Round Rock” said Jenniifer Watlers, Imrie's mother.
Imrie was released from the rehabilitation center to enjoy the benefit concert at Haley Nelson Park and spoke with many of the community members who expressed their love and support for Imrie during his recovery.
“Thank you all, this means so much to me,” said Imrie, to the attending crowd.
The former general manager at Cecil Atkission Motors in Burnet has been arrested and indicted for theft of money from his former employer that was earmarked to pay for a direct credit mailer.
Kirk Edmond Hagen of Bertram, 39, currently a licensed Realtor with RE/MAX Burnet, was arrested by Kerrville Police Department on a warrant from Burnet County on Friday, Jan. 20, and was released on $7,500 surety bond. He was charged with theft of property greated than $1,500 but less than $20,000, a state jail felony under Section 31.03(e)(4)(A) of the Texas Penal Code.
Working in conjunction with other local agencies, Burnet County Sheriff's deputies in the Special Operations Unit have arrested 17 individuals in Burnet and Llano counties as part of a month-long undercover investigation targeting methamphetamine dealers in the two counties that culminated in a raid Thursday at multiple locations.
Burnet County Sheriff Calvin Boyd said a total of 31 warrants were obtained on the 17 individuals arresed, charging each with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance in penalty group 1, more than one gram but less than four grams.
Each charge is a second-degree felony under Texas Penal Code, Chapter 481.112(c), punishable by a prison sentence of two to 20 years and a $10,000 fine.
“This represents a significant impact on the local methamphetamine supply network,” Boyd said.
The Burnet Consolidated Independent School District joined more than 200 other Texas school districts Monday night when the Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution calling for the repeal of the new A-F school rating system that goes into effect next year.
BCISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett asked the board to consider the resolution after the Texas Education Agency released its preliminary scores for school districts late last month. The A-F system does not become official until August 2018, but the TEA was required to report on the current progress of school districts using the criteria of the newly established rating system and data culled from the most recent academic testing by the schools.
At a meeting held Wednesday by the Complaint Committee established by the Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) on November 30, tensions ran high and continued Thursday regarding a complaint filed against board member James Oakley. The executive session that followed PEC member comments was ended when Complaint Committee member and director Kathryn Scanlon left the proceedings. They continued on Thursday.
The Complaint Committee, which included Scanlon, board president Emily Pataki and director Paul Graf, was joined by general council Don Ballard and special council Don Richards. The committee was charged with investigating a complaint filed by PEC board member Cristi Clement against Oakley.
UPDATE: A correction was made to the date of the alleged assault based on information given to the Burnet Bulletin by the family of the victim. Readers are asked to keep in mind that what is presented here is not all of the information. See Wednesday's Burnet Bulletin for more details on the case.
BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH
A 21-year-old Horseshoe Bay man was arrested on charge of sexual assault of a child after he allegedly raped a teenage girl by coercion.
Nicholas Bryant Foster was arrested on Nov. 11 on the second-degree felony charge after a teenage girl under 17 years of age made an outcry to her mother, naming Foster as the offender.
According to an arrest affidavit released by the Burnet County Sheriff's Office, deputies were contacted by the victim's mother about the sexual assault of her daughter on Oct. 23. Family of the victim clarified Monday that the assault occurred in the early morning hours of Oct. 22.
Burnet’s cross country teams competed on Saturday at the 19-4A District meet hosted by Lampasas. The Dust Dawgs faced many talented runners from the seven team district which includes Burnet, Liberty Hill, Lampasas, Leander Glen, Salado, Taylor, and Llano. The varsity girls team finished in fourth place overall just one spot shy of taking their team to regionals. The top three teams included Liberty Hill in first, followed by Lampasas and Llano.
Burnet will however be represented at the upcoming regional meet by sophomore Trynadee Greenwell and senior Abby Bullock. Greenwell captured an overall district silver at Saturday’s qualifying event, while Bullock kept pace finishing sixth also earning a ticket. Neeradt Leon missed the 10 spot needed by just a couple of steps finishing outside the qualification in 11.
Two losses out of their last three games has slipped Burnet’s varsity volleyball team out of a tie for second and into fourth place in the district. The Lady Dawgs fell short to Liberty Hill in three on Friday, Oct. 7 in the round two opener. They responded with a four-set win over Taylor on Tuesday but lost a tough match on Friday in Salado.
Liberty Hill leads the race still undefeated at 9-0, followed by Llano in second at 7-2, Salado third at 6-3, and Burnet in fourth at 5-4. As it stands Glenn is in fifth at 3-7, Taylor sixth with a 2-8 record, and Lampasas is at the bottom of the district at 0-8.
On Tuesday night Burnet traveled to Taylor and kept their playoff hopes alive with a win in four. Burnet opened the match with a 25-23 set one win.
Barn burner: (noun) something that arouses much interest or excitement.
Many on hand for last Friday night’s football game between the Burnet Bulldogs and the visiting Gatesville Hornets would agree that there was plenty of interest and excitement from this contest.
It wasn’t always pretty but the Bulldogs overcame a handful of self-inflicted set-backs with a double overtime victory, 38-35.
Eventually it was the trusty toe of Tyler Torres that had fans breathing a sigh of relief. A 21-yard Torres kick sealed the deal but let’s not forget the Drew Kiser strip nor his snap , or the great Godfrey hold.
Before a signal was even given Torres was on a dead sprint across the Bulldog turf with celebrating teammates in hot pursuit.
It’s a good thing for digital technology, the following quotes came from sunny Florida where Tyler Torres was located on Saturday.