Burnet County Texas news

Tue
24
Oct

Early voting is underway

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Burnet Bulletin

Burnet County and Llano County residents began going to the polls this week as early voting started for the Nov. 7 general election.

Tue
24
Oct

Inaugural ACS Hill Country Golf Classic tees off Saturday

Graphics contributed/ACS, Inc., South Region

Play for great prizes and a great cause at the American Cancer Society  Hill Country Golf Classic Saturday, Oct. 28.

The American Cancer Society will hold its inaugural Hill Country Golf Classic at Hidden Falls Golf Course in Meadowlakes Saturday, Oct. 28.

“Not only will you have fun and enjoy the health benefits of an exciting round of golf, but you'll also support the American Cancer Society's (ACS) efforts to save lives by helping people stay and get well,” said Jayne Palmer of the ACS South Region that includes all of Burnet County.

Tournament check-in and purchase of mulligans will begin at 10 a.m. before the shot-gun start at 11 a.m.

Cost for the four-man scramble is $75 per person. Mulligans are five for $20. Tribute roses will be available in memory of a loved one who lost the battle against cancer or in tribute to a survivor. The bouquet created will be the centerpiece at a taco meal served to golfers after the tournament.

Tue
24
Oct

Elk hunting takes a team

Contributed/Hunter Burnham

Hunter Burnham, heir to a tradition of Hill Country hunting, displays a majestic herd bull was approximately eight years old. He says it took a team working in unison to bring him down. Read much more of interest to hunters in the 2017 Hunters' Guide from the Wednesday, Oct. 18, edition of The Burnet Bulletin, and now found here on BurnetBulletin.com: http://bit.ly/2yL9Xs6

 

 

 

 

Highland Lakes natives and tourists with long memories remember the Burnham Brothers sporting goods store, once found on Avenue H across from the Blue Bonnet Cafe in Marble Falls, if only for its window full of rattlesnakes. It was owned by Winston and Murry Burnham, who parlayed the hunting and game calling expertise handed down by their father, J. Morton Burnham, into a successful business of national repute.

In 1961 Roy Rogers invited them to Los Angeles to teach him to hunt and call predators. Their quick success with him led to hunts all over the world. Many thousands of hunters have relied on the game and predator calls they developed.

Wed
18
Oct

County mulling at-fault driver cost reimbursement

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

Burnet County commissioners may consider seeking reimbursement from automobile liability insurance policies of at-fault drivers for expenses they would not have otherwise incurred.

County Judge James Oakley brought up the issue during the Oct. 10 regular commissioners court meeting. Oakley said the issue came to light after a recent double-fatality traffic accident on Texas 29 earlier this month.

The Oct. 2 accident resulted in the deaths of Dena Kolb, 52, of Burnet, and Pamela Stewart, 56, of Bertram. A third individual, Mark Salley, 56, of Leander, was transported to Seton Medical Center – Williamson County.

Wed
18
Oct

RR&DT supports children's advocacy Saturday

RR&DT benefits advocacy center

Saturday, Oct. 21, marks the arrival of the fourth annual Rifles, Racks & Deer Tracks fundraising event, benefitting the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center in Burnet.

Wed
18
Oct

BOPATE participation impressive

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Burnet Bulletin

Citizens from all over Burnet County participated in BOPATE Waste Collection Day on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the county fairgrounds in Burnet.

BOPATE (batteries, oil, paint, antifreeze, tires and electronics) are items not accepted by most community clean up days, but which are considered a threat to the environment, especially county groundwater.

“Overall a great success,” said County Commissioner Joe Don Dockery on Monday. “We have learned from past collection events and were able to greatly reduce the wait times for citizens. We served 188 vehicles, equating to 199 households from all over the county, since some citizens bring items for more than one household.”

Sun
15
Oct

Tobyville mining permit meeting set for Oct. 24

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Burnet Bulletin

A representative of the Tobyville Community northwest of Marble Falls attended the Marble Falls City Council meeting Tuesday night, Oct. 3, to make it clear that health and economic threats from rock and gravel mining and processing are not limited to the southern borders of the city.

The window of opportunity for comments on an air quality permit application from Collier Materials, Inc. for the Tobyville area is more narrow as for the Asphalt, Inc. permit being considered near Baylor Scott & White Hospital.

Tue
26
Sep

Look Sharp: rains have arrived

Burnet County still is not in the target area for the heaviest rains over the next seven days, but with a mid-day downpour, the Highland Lakes clearly are heir to those "locally heavy rains" predicted this morning, Sept. 16.

Mon
28
Aug

Harvey hightailing it from Highland Lakes

The 5 a.m. radar image shows the worst of the storm moving away. More information can be found at www.weather.gov and more images from the Monday report, on the Burnet Bulletin Facebook page.

The Monday morning storm report from the National Weather Service (NWS) shows Burnet and Llano counties high and dry and a reprieve from more heavy rainfall for neighbors just to the south.

The local forecast includes a 50 percent chance of showers and gusty winds remains, improving throughout the week . Dangers for travel to the hardest hit areas remains, however.

The NWS 5 a.m. Monday, Aug.28 storm report says: Tropical Storm Harvey continues a slow drift back to the southeast and will continue southeast and emerge just offshore of the middle Texas coast Monday afternoon.

Thu
06
Jul

Burnet deputy takes gold against odds

Contributed

Following his first powerlifting competition, just 16 months after suffering a fractured back, Jeremy Stewart shows off two first place medals he earned at the Annual Texas Police Games.

By Wayne Craig

Bulletin Sports

Burnet investigator Jeremy Stewart always knew he wanted to turn his everyday workouts into something bigger. He searched around and found that he had a love for the sport of powerlifting and it didn’t take long for his desire to compete to grow.

“Working out and staying in shape just comes with the job,” said Stewart. “Using that to compete makes going to the gym a little easier.”

So Stewart set his sights on competing in an annual powerlifting event featuring Texas police officers, but in February of 2016 lifting became the farthest thing from his mind.

During a police chase in Burnet County Stewart was involved in a terrible accident that left him with fractured vertebrae in his back. His plans of competing quickly changed to just recovering so he could return to his job.

It took the deputy six months to get his release and get back to his plan of action.

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