Burnet County

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.

Wed
21
Sep

Flu is in the wings

By Glynis Smith/Highland Lakes Newspapers

Banners are up announcing the arrival of flu vaccine and Burnet County already has seen enough flu-like illness to earn a highlight on the Centers for Disease Control Texas map.

“Doctors report cases and the CDC reports them weekly on the cdc.gov website,” said Juliette Madrigal-Dersch, MD, the Burnet County Health Authority. “They are still sporadic here, but on the East Coast the flu is pretty widespread. Cases won't be counted in the 2016 season until Oct. 4, but they have been confirmed in counties east of us.”

Wed
21
Sep

Noted former Burnet resident honored by christening of new street name

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

 

Noted Burnet community member and volunteer Ramsey Clinton will be honored by the christening of a new street name in the developing subdivision of Honey Rock Ranch this October.

Burnet City Council unanimously approved the resolution to dedicate the roadway to the star citizen in a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

The motion was made by Burnet City Councilmember Tres Clinton, grandson of Ramsey Clinton.

“October 12 is the dedication of Ramsey Way,” said Burnet City Manager David Vaughn. “He passed away just two years ago.”

The dedication will take place at 4 p.m. on the street, which is located in the Honey Rock Ranch subdivision at the intersection of US 281 south of Sunday Drive. The public is welcome to attend.

“We would love for as many people to attend as possible,” Vaughn said. “He was a great guy. He was always smiling and laughing. He was a fantastic individual.”

Wed
21
Sep

Hampton remembered during somber anniversary

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

 

A year has passed since the final alarm sounded for Daniel Hampton of Burnet County.

Sept. 18 marked the anniversary of the date when Hampton lost his life while transporting a patient via Burnet Fire and EMS ambulance, colliding with the rear-end of a Peterbilt truck-tractor rig that had stopped on east TX-29 to make a left-hand turn onto a private drive.

Hampton had been with Burnet Fire and EMS Department for two years prior to his death and was the first paramedic that the city has lost in the line of duty.

“He was one of the best drivers I’ve ever ridden with,” said Travis Tschoerner, fellow Burnet EMT in a previous interview. “We never thought it could happen to someone like him,”

Burnet EMS Coordinator Lealand Raiford said the one-year anniversary of Daniel’s death opened some old wounds amongst the Burnet first responder family.

Wed
07
Sep

August cements 24-month rainfall record for Texas

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

 

August was a wet month for the Highland Lakes, and State Climatologists said record-setting rainfall may not be over.

 

Preliminary totals indicate that August averaged about 5.69 inches of rain statewide, in a tie with 1914 for the wettest August on record, according to figures from the State Climatologist office at Texas A&M University.

John Nielsen-Gammon, professor of atmospheric sciences at Texas A&M who also serves as State Climatologist, said the wet month was due to an atmospheric wind pattern that pumped lots of deep, moist tropical air into Texas.

The wet months could continue for a while, he notes.

“September and October are historically among the wettest months of the year in Texas, so if normal conditions continue, we will see several more inches of rain,” he explained.

Wed
07
Sep

Lake LBJ drowning under investigation

By Glynis Crawford Smith

Highland Lakes Newspapers

 

A Labor Day weekend drowning is under investigation by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD).

 

The identity of victim of the incident Saturday, Sept. 3, is confirmed as 19-year-old Dominiq Amir Castillo Porterfield.

 

News outlets have published varying accounts of the event, but TPWD will say only “the investigation is still on going as to cause of death and other details."

 

“The call came in to the Llano County Sheriff's Department at 3:20 p.m.,” according to LCSO Chief Deputy John Neff. “The boaters were not sure where they were on the lake.”

 

Wed
07
Sep

13th annual Kids' Day Out set for Saturday at YMCA

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

 

The Burnet County Annual Kid’s Day Out is set and ready for this Saturday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the park behind the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway Hammond.

Marking the 13th Anniversary of the Kid’s Day Out everyone can enjoy free hot dogs, fishing, face painting, fire safety, casting, water and boating safety, archery, Seton Care-A-Van, a talent show, model airplanes, canoeing, master naturalist free trees, free snow cones, DPS helicopter, Bounce house, Crime stoppers and much more.

“This year Cabella’s and Bass Pro Shop have committed to being apart of the event,” said Hill.

“This is the first time Bass Pro has attended the event and the second Cabella’s has, but their first time participating wasn’t very big and this year they have really stepped up their game with their booth,”

The event is open to kids of all ages and admission is free.

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