Burnet County

Wed
12
Oct

Suspicious “clown” spotted in Liberty Hill

By Alexandria Randolph/Lew K. Cohn, Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

While rumors have been spread in the Burnet community regarding “creepy clown” persons, authorities maintain that no sightings have been reported in the City of Burnet.

Reports in communities nearby are another matter, however.

A suspicious person wearing a full body black and white clown costume was spotted in a residential area in Liberty Hill, police reported Thursday.

On Wednesday night, Oct. 5 at approximately 11:51 p.m., Liberty Hill Police Officers went to investigate a suspicious person call at the Carl Shipp Townhomes in the 300 block of Loop 332.

“The caller reported noises and banging on their garage door,” police said in a release.

Wed
12
Oct

A Letter from Burnet FD LAFS Clowns

Dear Parents,

Wed
12
Oct

Local Masonic Lodges host Open House

Several local Masonic Lodges will be hosting an Open House on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 2-4 p.m.

“All Masonic Lodges in the State of Texas will, for the first time ever, conduct an 'Open House' to acquaint you with our Lodges, our philosophy, our many charities and community service activities,” said William Weaver, 2016 Mason District No. 49 Deputy Grand Master. “I invite you to stop by for a few minutes, sometime between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., to visit with our members and learn about the lodge that directly supports your community. Remember, we are members of the community just like you.”

Light refreshments will be provided. 

The Masonic Lodges in the 49th Masonic District of the Grand Lodge of Texas, which includes Burnet and Llano counties, are listed as follows:

Mt. Horeb #137, Mahomet, TX                     

Valley Lodge #175, Burnet, TX                    

Llano Lodge #242, Llano, TX                                   

Wed
05
Oct

Mechler to meet with BCRW

Tom Mechler, chairman of Republican Party of Texas RPT, will be returning to address the Burnet County Republican Women (BCRW) at a meeting Thursday, Oct. 13, at 11:30 a.m. at the Sylvester Reed Building, 402 Jackson Street, in Burnet.

Cost of the light lunch will be $10. For more meeting information, email gailteegarden7@gmail.com or jestill@exede.net or call 512-525-1224 or 830-220-0263.

Mechler spoke to the group last fall to kick off the campaign season. He was elected to RPT chairmanship in March 2015 by the State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) to fulfill the unexpired term of Steve Munisteri. He has been politically involved for 30 years, serving more than four years as RPT treasurer and as a county Republican chairman for 12 years in three different locations.

Wed
05
Oct

It all goes to the dogs

By Martha Norwood/ Highland Lakes Publishing Correspondent

The sixth annual Putts 4 Pups golf tournament will be Nov. 6 and every year, just about now, things start hopping at the Highland Lakes Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) shelter in Marble Falls.

It all began six years ago when the board of directors had this crazy idea that they could hold a golf tournament. After all, isn’t that the way lots of non-profits raise money? Could it really be that difficult? No one knew then just how to get the thing started, and what to do if they could get it started. This was a crazy idea that developed out of the minds of some very time-generous volunteers. Some of them knew how to play golf, but many didn’t.

Wed
05
Oct

LCRA makes change to how firm water contracts are approved

BY LEW COHN/ BURNET BULLETIN MANAGING EDITOR

 

Because heavy rains in June, August and September have taken the Colorado River basin and its associated tributaries out of drought, the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) staff will now have the ability to approve contracts for “firm water” up to a certain amount without needing board approval.

The LCRA Board of Directors approved the changes at their Sept. 21 meeting, held at Canyon of the Eagles Lodge at Lake Buchanan.

Firm water is water that is available to be committed to another entity by contract, even during drought conditions, as opposed to interruptible water, which is used for agriculture primarily and can be cut off or reduced during a drought.

Prior to April 2014, it was standard board practice to allow LCRA staff to approve contracts for less than 500 acre-feet of water per year without needing board approval.

Wed
05
Oct

Voter registration deadline Oct. 11

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

 

Burnet County voters must be registered by Oct. 11 to cast their ballot this year for Presidential and local elections.

Sept. 27 was National Voter Registration Day, but residents still have two weeks to register for the vote. Those applying for ballot by mail may do so until Oct. 28. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Early voting for the Nov. 8 election begins Oct. 24 and ends Nov. 4.

Wed
28
Sep

Library soars into Space Day

Herman Brown Free Library will celebrate World Space Week with a special day of programming on Monday, Oct. 3.

World Space Week is an international “celebration of science and technology and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition.” Telescope demonstrations will begin at 3:30 p.m. and continue until 5:30 p.m. Speakers will begin at 4:30 p.m.

The entire program is designed to be interactive and questions from the audience are encouraged.

“This is a fantastic family activity, but folks of all ages are welcome to attend this free program,” says the library staff.

Wed
28
Sep

City Spotlight: What’s in a Name?

By David Vaughn Burnet City Manager

 

Do you ever wonder how a specific place or street got it’s name?  Places such as Hoover's Valley, Mahomet, Oatmeal and Lake Victor, or streets such as Mormon Mill Road, Johnson Street and Vandeveer Street.  Most of these names originate from some person, family, or geography that have long been forgotten by most, but never-the-less the name will go on for centuries.

While I have lived in this area for over 30 years, I continue to learn facts on a regular basis about what some of our predecessors accomplished in their lives that are truly amazing.  The “Greatest Generation”, which includes people such as Tex Robertson, Jim Luther, and John Hoover, have accomplished things that almost seem impossible for one person to have done in a lifetime.

Wed
28
Sep

Witness recounts aiding victims of 1174 wreck

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

 

A father and son are still recovering after their truck rolled on 1174 leaving both critically injured on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 18.

Shawn Lingo, 30, and son James Spiller, 11, were traveling North on FM 1174 not far from home when the truck Lingo was driving rolled, ejecting both passengers from the vehicle.

Alex Saenz, 45, of Ft. Hood was traveling on FM 1174 to Lago Vista when he drove up on the scene.

 “I was in total shock when I noticed exactly what had happened. I had never been in a situation like that. All i could do was call for help and try to control James' bleeding and to settle him down as he wanted to get up/sit up and was in horrible pain,” said Saenz.

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