Burnet County

Wed
17
Aug

Boater Injured in LakeFest wreck

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

 

One man is in serious condition at University Medical Center Brackenridge Hospital in Austin following a boat accident Sunday during the LakeFest in Marble Falls.

Scott “Scotty” Lumbert, driver of the Top Fuel Hydro drag boat “Spirit of Texas,” was racing in the final rounds against “Nitrochondiac” during Sunday’s event when his boat crossed the finish line and began to flip, according to video footage The Highland Lakes Newspapers acquired from sources.

The boat, said to be traveling at speeds of 240 mph, looked as though something malfunctioned as it crossed the finish line and began to roll down Lake Marble Falls

(Colorado River) for several hundred feet before coming to a stop.

Thu
28
Jul

Burnet Bulldog Football Schedule

2016

District 13-4A, Division I

Burnet Bulldogs

8-26 – Austin Reagan             7:30 p.m.

9-2 – Marble Falls                   7:30 p.m.

9-9 – at Fredericksburg           7:30 p.m.

9-16 --   Austin Crockett          7:30 p.m.

9-23 – at Llano                        7:30 p.m.

10-7 – at China Spring            7:30 p.m.

10-14 – Gatesville                   7:30 p.m.

10-21 – at Liberty Hill            7:30 p.m.

10-28 – Lampasas                   7:30 p.m.

11-4 – at LaVega                    7:30 p.m.

 

Lampasas Badgers

8-26 – Fredericksburg             7:30 p.m.

9-2 – Waco Robinson             7:30 p.m.

9-9 – Wimberley                     7:30 p.m.

9-16 -- Lorena                         7:30 p.m.

9-23 – at Canyon Lake           7:30 p.m.

10-7 – at Gatesville                 7:30 p.m.

10-14 – Liberty Hill                7:30 p.m.

Thu
28
Jul

County sees slight increase in sales tax allocations

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

 

Burnet County has seen a 6.2 percent increase in sales tax allocation between July 2016 and July 2015.

In total, the county received $940,386.27 this month, a $54,761.09 increase compared to the $885,625.18 allocated in July 2015, according to the Texas Comptroller's Office. To date, the county has received $6,163,656.40 in allocations from the Texas Comptroller based on sales tax revenue in the county.

The community with the largest sales tax allocation increase was Granite Shoals, with $21,565.84 allocated – a 67 percent increase from the $12,992.34 allocated last year.

Marble Falls was next highest with an increase from $607,278.82 to $645,831.61, a 6.3 percent increase from July of last year. Cottonwood Shores saw a 5.4 percent, from $13,596.74 to $14,332.31. Horseshoe Bay saw a 4.3 percent increase. The city received $80,079.41 this year, while having received $76,751.90 last year.

Wed
20
Jul

Family's precious mementos destroyed in fire

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

 

As he watched his home gutted in the aftermath of a fire, Alan Ziemetz said he and his family were glad at least that no one was hurt.

“We'll figure something out,” he said regarding his family's living situation. “We've got family in Burnet.  We have insurance – a lot of people out here don't.”

The house in the 1300 block of Indian Wells Drive outside of Bertram caught on fire due to unknown causes at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, July 13.

Bertram Volunteer Fire Chief Bobby Huffstuttler said the home was a “total loss.”

“When we arrived it had vented up through the roof. There were heavy flames and a lot of fire in the attic,” he said.

Wed
13
Jul

Widower speaks on loss of wife to US 281 collision

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

 

The widower of a woman who died in a two vehicle wreck on US 281 on Friday morning described his beloved wife as a “good-hearted person.”

Texas DPS is still investigating the cause of the wreck that claimed the life of Carole Dee Lay, a 68-year-old woman of Marble Falls known to friends as “bright, interesting, funny and caring.”

Lay was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision at the intersection of US 281 and FM 1855 on Friday, July 8 at about 11:40 a.m.

Stephen Lay, her husband of 46 years, said Carole “usually had a smile on her face… She adored her grandchildren.”

Lay said his wife was on her way from their home on Farm to Market Road 1855 to the Burnet YMCA to exercise when the wreck occurred.

“I was caught in the traffic jam. I saw her car and I thought, maybe…. But then I pulled up to the house and saw the troopers and I knew,” he said.

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.

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