Burnet County Texas news

Thu
18
Jan

Arrest made, charges filed in Nov. 30 officer-involved shooting near Smithwick

The Burnet County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) on Thursday, Jan. 18, reported that the man accused in the road-rage incident near Smithwick on Nov. 30 is in the county jail under five counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The man is David L. Meyer, 45, of Rockford, Ill. He was shot by an off-duty Austin Police Department officer who observed a family under attack in the 1200 block of Ranch to Market Road of 1431.

“Mr. Meyer had been recovering from his injuries in an Austin-area rehabilitation facility,” said the BCSO press release. “He was transported to the Travis County Jail initially, and then was transferred to the Burnet County Jail on Jan. 17. His bond is set at $100,000 for each count. This matter is being referred to the 33rd/424th District Attorney's Office for prosecution.”

Wed
17
Jan

Lake Victor hosts first 2018 candidate forum

Glynis Crawford Smith/Burnet Bulletin

Coe Pratt of Crawford Property Development takes the microphone at Thursday's candidate forum in Lake Victor to challenge candidates for Precinct 2 Burnet County Commissioner to address urban sprawl before it becomes the kind of problem that has overtaken towns like Hutto.

 

 

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

Burnet Bulletin

Constituents began to refine their views of candidates for Burnet County Precinct 2 Commissioner during a candidate forum held Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Lake Victor Community Center.

Those candidates are Damon Beierle, whose event management enterprises include Double Eagle Entertainment in Burnet; Ryan Rowney, vice president of water operations at the Lower Colorado River Authority, and Tom Stephens, who served as both a volunteer and a paid firefighter/paramedic here, before taking a position with a local chemical company.

Wed
17
Jan

County prohibits new landfills

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

Burnet County Commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday, Jan. 9, which prohibits the opening of a solid waste disposal landfill in the county.

A public hearing was held prior to passage of the ordinance and there was no public comment on the measure. Development Services Director Herb Darling said only one person had even emailed him about the measure — Richard McHale, chairman of the Solid Waste Advisory Committee for the Capital Area Council of Governments.

Wed
20
Dec

Oldcastle announces new facility

Contributed

An aerial photo shows the new Jewell manufacturing plant on the east side of US 281, not far from the intersection with Farm to Market Road 1855 (8147 South US 281). The Oldcastle company expects to be operational this month.

 

 

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

Burnet Bulletin

Jewell, an Oldcastle Company, has announced it expects its a new state-of-art, 23,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Burnet County to be operational by the end of December 2017.

The multi-million dollar plant is located on the east side of US 281, not far from the intersection with Farm to Market Road 1855, about six miles north of Marble Falls and seven miles south of Burnet. The 15-acre tract will include an on-site quarry for raw materials.

This new plant will service Central Texas, including the Austin and San Antonio markets, according to a company press release Wednesday, Dec. 13. A grand opening is planned for late February or some time in March.

Wed
20
Dec

School closure procedures outlined on web

It was wonderful to see snow flurries in our area just over 10 days ago. Along with the excitement of that first snowfall also come the questions of whether school is going to be delayed or closed.

Fortunately for us, schools were not impacted in our area during that first snowfall, but it is important for you to know that we were working our inclement weather plan by monitoring weather conditions and roads. To avoid any confusion, parents and community members should assume school will start as planned unless they receive notice otherwise.

Our staff begins reviewing road conditions at 3:30 a.m. with the goal of making any delay or closure decision by 5 a.m. Once a decision is made, then a comprehensive communication plan is launched on multiple platforms including web, social media, automated calls, and news outlets. An overview of the District’s Bad Weather/School Closure procedures can be found on the District’s homepage at burnetcisd.net under the District tab.

Tue
12
Dec

Commissioners look to keep out landfills

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

Burnet County commissioners agreed informally on Dec. 1 to establish a committee to draft an ordinance prohibiting solid waste disposal in the county.

The committee will be comprised of Development Services Director Herb Darling, Precinct 1 Commissioner Jim Luther Jr. and County Attorney Eddie Arredondo.

“This order would give us the ability, if a company comes in to purchase a tract of land, to prohibit them from putting in a landfill or put a stop to things if an outside company wants to dispose of hazardous waste in the county,” Darling said.

Tue
05
Dec

Wintry Mix Likely for Hill Country Wednesday afternoon-Thursday morning

The National Weather Service has issued a Wintry Precipitation alert---That's snow folks.

The percipitation is expected for portions of the Hill Country and the southern Edwards Plateau Wednesday afternoon through early Thursday morning.

Area of Concern:

Hill Country and the southern Edwards Plateau

Threats & Impacts:

Rain/Snow Mix: A mix of rain and snow is likely Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning across the Hill Country and southern Edwards Plateau, primarily north and west of a Comstock to Comfort to Georgetown line.

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.

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