Burnet County

Wed
13
Jul

GSPD nabs men wanted on Burnet hotel burglary charges

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

 

Two Granite Shoals men were arrested on charges stemming from an alleged burglary at a Burnet hotel in May.

Joaquin “Quino” Vincente-Juni Ramirez, 26, was arrested June 18 outside his home in Granite Shoals on burglary of a habitation charge, and Leon Aubrey-Herman Small, also 26, was arrested on June 2.

Granite Shoals officers apprehended Ramirez outside his home on Valley View Lane in Granite Shoals after seeing his vehicle in the area.

When officers attempted to execute the arrest on warrant from Burnet County Justice of the Peace Pct. 2, Ramirez fled on foot toward his home. Granite Shoals officers pursued Ramirez into his yard, where Granite Shoals Police Chief Gary Boshears said he resisted arrest and kicked one officer in the groin as they tried to secure him.

Wed
13
Jul

BAM develops 'Support your local heroes' program

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

 

The Burnet Associates of Merchants (BAM) wants to help Burnet County residents show their support of local hero’s.

In collaboration with One More Thing Signs and JB’s Quick ship residents can now purchase a 2x3 banner showing their support for local Law Enforcement, EMS and military branches at just cost to produce.

“Each banner represents the support we, as Burnet County citizens show to the men and women who walk the thin line daily between life and death to protect and serve,” said John Will, BAM  President.

“They are forced to face their own fears and grasp for every once of courage to perform the necessary task, as well as separating the good from the bad while creating order from chaos,”

“We didn’t do it to make any profit; we just want to help any way we can show our support to the local hero’s who put their life on the line everyday,”

Wed
13
Jul

Burnet County shows support for local heroes

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

 

In light of the shooting that took five Dallas police lives last week, Burnet County residents rallied around the local law enforcement teams to show their support for the men and women in uniform.

Burnet City Police got a special surprise on Friday, July 8, when four-year-old Leilani Cullen brought $5 gift cards from MOJO’s Coffee for each officer as well as Wells Fargo Bank delivering breakfast for the team.

“The city of Burnet has always shown their support for our police department, it doesn’t take a shooting to know that they always back us,” said Paul Nelson, Burnet Chief of Police.

“But when something like this occurs and these people take their time out to show us how much they support us, makes it an honor to serve this community and we greatly appreciate it,”

Wed
29
Jun

Lake communities ready to celebrate Fourth of July

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

For those going out on the town on Independence Day weekend, there are a number of local celebrations to visit for July 4th activities, some that take place day-of, and some that stretch across several days of fun, family festivities.

 

ALL WEEKEND

Going on all Independence Day weekend is the annual Kingsland Aqua Boom from Friday, July 1 to Monday, July 4. The festivities kickoff with the Friday Night Steak Cook-off at 7 p.m. On Saturday morning, the Flights of Fancy remote control plane air show and golf tournament both begin at 9 a.m. At 11 a.m., the BBQ Championship Cook-Off begins. The first annual Aqua Boom Music Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., including performances by Clayton Jones, Brooks Crossing, William Michael Morgan, and others.

Wed
29
Jun

Bertram mayor: July 4th isn’t going to be the same

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/ BURNET BULLETIN

With Independence Day around the corner, one of the first duties of the new Bertram Mayor Cynthia Anderson has to do is report there will be no Fourth of July Firework Celebration in the City of Bertram.

“I am saddened by this news and it is unfortunate that we will not have this event that has been a part of our community for so long,” said Anderson.

The event, which is usually held by the Bertram VFD at the little league fields in the city on Fourth of July weekend, was cancelled by the VFD on April 25 via social media.

The VFD decision was in reaction to the Bertram City Council requesting them to assist with a monthly fee to help maintain the hydrants and use of the water for all of ESD4.

“Bertram is the only primary water source is ESD 4 that covers a total of 169.5 square miles for fire protection,” said Anderson.

Wed
29
Jun

Local fire chiefs weigh in on national volunteer decline

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

 

“We need your help. Become a volunteer firefighter,” the roadside letter board read as I zoomed by a volunteer fire hall on a country road in Bandera County.

The plea isn't necessarily uncommon.

Across the country, volunteer fire departments are suffering a gradual decline of membership and volunteer efforts.

According to the National Volunteer Fire Council, the number of volunteer firefighters in U.S. has declined by about 12 percent since 1984, dropping from 897,750 to 788,250 in the nation.

“Back when I joined in 1979 and even further back than that, the volunteer situation wasn't much of a problem,” said Randy Meeks, Burnet Volunteer Fire Chief. “At that time we had 52 members. When I joined we had 36 members… We had gotten down to about 14 at some point. Right now we're up to 21 which isn't bad compared to other departments.”

Wed
29
Jun

Historical Dining back on Track at Airy Mount

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

 

Moving to Burnet in 2012 the last thing on AB Walters mind was starting up another business.

After successfully developing and running his business Senox since 1979 in Georgetown, Walters and his wife Elizabeth were looking to unwind on a ranch somewhere in Texas.

“Dan Brady from Jim Berry Real Estate called me and said, “I think your really going to like this place I have to show you”, and I did, I fell in love with it,” said Walters.

Brady had showed a ranch off County Road 335 in Burnet to Walters and his wife thinking it would be the perfect fit for everything Walters was looking for.

Moving and establishing their homestead in Burnet AB and Elizabeth “Lizzy” noticed, there was not much of a variety of restaurants to choose from in Burnet.

Wed
22
Jun

Police: woman strikes man with vehicle

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

 

One Burnet County man is in the hospital and one Burnet woman is in jail after police said her vehicle struck the man while he was walking down TX 29.

Michele Lee Weems, 34, was arrested on charge of intoxicated assault with a vehicle on Monday, June 13, after police said she hit Robby Stockwell, 38, while he was walking down the highway.

The collision occurred at 7:30 p.m. that evening, when it was still daylight. Weems was driving a white 2001 Chevrolet pickup truck.

“She was driving eastbound in the 2200 block of TX 29 east of the railroad tracks,” said Burnet Police Chief Paul Nelson. “Stockwell was walking westbound on the south side of the road towards Burnet.”

Nelson said Weems “admitted at the scene she was texting and driving,” and that she thought she had struck a mailbox.

“She came back and found him in a bar ditch,” Nelson said. “He had serious injuries to his entire body.”

Wed
22
Jun

County approves addition to jail workforce, issues debt for maintenance projects

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

 

Commissioners voted to unfreeze eight Burnet County Jail staff positions and to issue debt for county road maintenance projects during commissioners' court on Tuesday, June 14.

“We're seeing an increase in call volume lately,” said Burnet County Chief Deputy Joe Canady. “Part of that is because it's summer and we get an influx of people who don't live here full time… We've also seen increases of local arrests.”

Canady also added the jail is seeing an increase in demand for inmate housing from other counties.

“We now take all of Hamilton County's inmates. They have not temporary holding facility,” he said.

Canady told commissioners that the jail houses between 220 and 240 inmates on a regular basis, and the jail is only allowed to house 240 inmates based on staff size. These limits were set by Texas Commission on Jail Standards.

Wed
15
Jun

Ruby Lura Phenix Mohan

Ruby Lura Phenix Mohan

Oct. 7, 1926~June 9, 2016

 

Ruby Lura Phenix Mohan died peacefully on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the age of 89 surrounded by family and friends.

Ruby was born on Oct. 7, 1926 in Fort Worth to Herbert Phenix and Margaret Kane.

She married Bernard “Bernie” John Mohan on Aug. 4, 1945 after meeting each other at a USO dance during World War II.  

The couple lived all over the United States and Europe while Bernie served in the US Air Force. Over the years, Ruby and Bernie welcomed four children into their lives.

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