Bertram voters to choose mayor, council Saturday; Burnet proposes 17 charter amendments

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

Early voting in the Saturday, May 5, local elections may have ended Tuesday, May 1, but candidates are still working on swaying last-minute undecided voters in Bertram and Granite Shoals.

Meanwhile, Burnet residents can still cast their ballot on 17 proposed amendments to the Burnet City Charter when polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5.

On Election Day, in Bertram, Voting Precinct 12 will vote at the Bertram Library, 170 N. Gabriel St., Bertram. In the city of Burnet, Voting Precincts 2 and 17 will cast ballots at the Burnet County Courthouse.

And Voting Precincts 3 and 8 in Granite Shoals will cast their balllots at the Granite Shoals Fire Station, 8410 RM 1431 West, Granite Shoals.


Office of Special Council Closes Case Against Inks Dam National Fish Hatchery

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Office of Special Counsel (OSC) on Tuesday, Nov. 14, closed a case over allegations of health and safety violations at a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service fish hatchery at Inks Lake near Burnet.

Concerns brought forward by a whistleblower, who chose to remain anonymous, generally were substantiated by a Department of the Interior Office of the Inspector General investigation initiated by OSC’s referral.

The case resulted in a department-wide memo reiterating the importance of safety and training when using chemicals and pesticides and a separate asbestos abatement investigation.

“I am encouraged by the agency’s continued focus on the remediation of asbestos-containing materials and, most importantly, the health of its employees,” Special Counsel Henry J. Kerner wrote to President Trump of the Department of the Interior’s review of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concerns.


Noted former Burnet resident honored by christening of new street name



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.”

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