Burnet

Wed
19
Oct

It will always be 'Ramsey's Way'

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/ BURNET BULLETIN

On a bright afternoon on Wednesday, Oct. 12, a street sign was unveiled, dedicating a new street in the up-and-coming Honey Rock Ranch subdivision to well beloved community figure, Ramsey Clinton.

Family, community members and city officials were present at the gathering on Wednesday, where City of Burnet Mayor Gary Wideman read a proclamation in Clinton's honor.

“Claude Ramsey Clinton, Sr. contributed to the City of Burnet through many years of service to his community and his country. After serving the Navy during World War II, he demonstrated a love for Burnet and the Highland Lakes through many philanthropic activities...” the mayor read, “the City of Burnet and the Burnet community wish to commemorate Ramsey's life and works in perpetuity by dedicating a roadway in his honor.”

The roadway stretching south westward between US 281 and Honey Rock Boulevard was therefore dedicated, “Ramsey's Way.”

Wed
19
Oct

Burnet man charged after stabbing attack

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

Bart James Potts, 42, of Burnet was arrested for multiple charges including assault with a deadly weapon, after Burnet Police Department was dispatched to the League Street Manor Apartments on Sunday, Oct. 16 around 7:30 p.m.

According to Burnet Police Chief Paul Nelson, Potts had located his ex-girlfriend at a male’s apartment at the 1000 Block of League Street.

Potts then proceeded to park his vehicle at a separate location and made his way by foot through a wooded area to the apartments where his ex-girlfriend and the male subject were sitting on the porch of said apartment.

“He showed up at the residence in town and started attacking the male subject,” said Nelson.

“During the altercation Potts stabbed the male subject in the leg, and witnesses called 911,”

When BPD arrived on scene, Potts was walking away toward the wooded area, and they apprehended him and placed him under arrest.

Wed
19
Oct

LAFS Clowns successful 6th year

Christi Bertelson/Burnet Bulletin

 

 

The Burnet Life and Fire Safety (LAFS) Clowns brought their 6th annual Fire Safety program to grade school students during last week at the Burnet High School Auditorium.

Stem Nut, Hooks and Flash, along with other Burnet Fire Department employees did not let the crowds down, as the show was a spin off the popular ‘America’s Got Talent’ show.

Their ‘America Has Safety’ show entertainingly taught kids the safety of wearing helmets and pads while riding a bike, wearing a floatation device and always swim with a buddy; as well as what to do in case of a fire in the home.

Collaborating safety with amusement kept the kids ranging from preschool to middle school fixated on the 45-minute show and included quite a few snickers and chuckles from the crowds.

Wed
19
Oct

Epsilon Pi serves annual charity lunch Thursday

The Epsilon Pi sorority will host their annual luncheon, Thursday, Oct. 20 at the First United Methodist Church, 301 East Graves Street in Burnet.

Meals will be available for dining in or take-out from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for the same $10 ticket price.

All proceeds will benefit local charities.

The luncheon helps support: Burnet Neighborhood Center, the Burnet Boys and Girls Club, the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center, Lakes Area Care Inc. (LaCare), Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center, Friends of the Herman Brown Free Library, Seton Care-A-Van and has provided $8,000 in scholarships to Burnet High School senior girls.

In addition, funds are provided to the Christian Women’s Job Corp, Open Door Recovery House, Parent Resource Center and Burnet County VETRIDES.

For more information, contact Ronda Hostetter at 512-755-1425.

Wed
19
Oct

Cafe 2300 celebrates 20 years

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

 

Cafe 2300 will celebrate their 20th anniversary with a Burnet Chamber open house today Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 5-7 p.m.

Café Twenty-Three Hundred made its start as an offshoot of Christmas Café from the Hill Country Christmas Gift Shop located in the old Burnet Hotel on the downtown Burnet Square.   The Café was opened in 2004 and operated until 2009 when the structure was sold and eventually demolished. 

The old hotel was sold in 2009 at which time Tom and Peggy Hansen purchased the location on West Highway 29. 

The address on highway 29 is 2300 from whence the Café Twenty-Three Hundred name was established. 

After purchasing the new location in 2009, Tom Hansen spent three years renovating the old antiquated structure that has been on the site for about 50 years.

Fri
14
Oct

Truelove found

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH

Burnet Police confirmed on social media Friday morning that an elderly woman who had gone missing on Thursday was found.

Priscilla Truelove, missing since 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, has been located, police said.

Truelove was last seen at the Highlander restaurant in Burnet and possibly was suffering from a medical condition when she went missing, police said.

Burnet Police had issued a search for Truelove on Thursday evening, and reported the vehicle she was driving at the time she went missing as a 2010 dark orange Ford Explorer. 

 

Wed
12
Oct

Tails wagging after shelter gala

The Hill Country Humane Society (HCHS) Board of Directors reports being “thrilled” with the success of its inaugural Wags and Whiskers Gala on Sept. 17.

 

"We reached our goal with the generous support of our members, gala guests and other supporters throughout the community," said vice president Lynn Bishop. "We now have the necessary funds to pursue the creation of our in-house spay and neuter program.

“HCHS wants to publicly thank everyone who lent their support to this effort.”

“Our success is due to the generous involvement of the community,” said gala chairwoman Mitzi Logan, “It truly was a community event.”

All gala proceeds are dedicated to the HCHS spay/neuter program and to equip and staff an on-site operating theater. The shelter is dedicated to spay and neuter as a primary solution to reducing the number of homeless and unwanted animals.

Wed
12
Oct

A Letter from Burnet FD LAFS Clowns

Dear Parents,

Wed
12
Oct

Kingsland man arrested in Burnet home burglary

BY ALEXANDER RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

 

Burnet Police charged a Kingsland man with burglary on Sept. 29 after he allegedly confessed to burglarizing a Burnet home.

Joshua Kayde Amidon, 28, was charged with burglary of a habitation, a second-degree felony and theft of a firearm, a state jail felony.

Burnet Police said two other suspects are still under investigation.

“He burglarized a house in town,” said Burnet Police Investigator Steven Vollmar. “He confessed to taking a TV and a pistol.”

The television, a 52-inch flat screen, and the pistol, a Glock 9mm, have yet to be recovered, police said.

Vollmar said the residents discovered the theft after leaving their home for several hours, and returning to find that an air conditioning unit was not in its place in the window.

Vollmar said the displaced window unit was probably the way the burglar gained entry.

Wed
12
Oct

Asphalt truck destroyed due to human error

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

 

Burnet Fire Department (BFD), EMS and Volunteer Fire Departments were dispatched to the Hanson’s Aggregates Asphalt plant at approximately 10:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

When the departments arrived on scene, an oil distribution truck owned by Angle Brothers based out of New Braunfels was fully engulfed in flames.

“This company is in charge of the paving taking place between Burnet and Marble Falls,” said John Erskine, Burnet Fire Marshal.

“They are contracted to pave Highway 281 during the evening hours so not to disrupt traffic during its peak times,”

Arriving on scene BFD crews were warned by a worker that there was a lot of propane on the said truck and             reports stated the truck was fully engulfed by the time crews were able to get to the truck.

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