NWS issues warning as temps rise to 107; no relief in sight

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Burnet and Llano counties from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, July 19. (more…)

Crews battle two wildfires as combined scorched-earth tally surpasses 2,500 acres

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO COUNTY — Llano County emergency officials launched into action July 18 as the second of two large wildfires continued to rage through an undeveloped area northwest of a Blanco County blaze. (more…)

Llano City Council has open spot after resignation of alderwoman

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Llano City Council has a vacancy after the resignation of one of its members, and the city is taking applications for the position. (more…)

UPDATE: Blanco County wildfire spreads across 775 acres

UPDATE: As of 4 p.m. July 18, the wildfire had expanded and scorched approximately 775 acres, according to fire officials on the scene. The advancing blaze has prompted crews to launch a series of water drops on the scene.   STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY ROUND MOUNTAIN — Texas A&M Forest Service crews descended on a […]

Lampasas authorities seize hallucinogenic mushrooms, other drugs during traffic stop

FROM STAFF REPORTS LAMPASAS — Police on July 12 seized a combination of illicit drugs, including hallucinogenic mushrooms, and charged an Austin man following a traffic stop, authorities said. (more…)

BIG 12 MEDIA DAYS: Texas Tech’s Kingsbury discusses Burnet’s Sterling Galban, sidelined due to injury

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO FRISCO — A torn ACL will sideline Texas Tech University freshman receiver Sterling Galban for the entire 2018 football season, according to Red Raiders head coach Kliff Kingsbury. (more…)

Burnet school district plan would lower property tax rate, raise $600,000 with voter OK

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — With the state of Texas eyeing as much as $2.7 million of Burnet Consolidated Independent School District’s local tax money over the next two years, district officials are asking voters to approve a move that would not only lower the school property tax rate but also create $600,000 the so-called […]

Llano musician dies on Texas 16 driving back from Kerrville gig

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY FREDERICKSBURG — A Hill Country musician died July 13 in a car accident as he drove home to Llano after a music performance, officials said. (more…)

NWS issues warning as temps rise to 107; no relief in sight

NWS issues warning as temps rise to 107; no relief in sight

19 July 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for Burnet and Llano counties from 2-8 p.m. Thursday, July 19. (more…)

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Burnet High School principal Casey Burkhart. Courtesy photo

Burnet High School’s Casey Burkhart earns regional Principal of the Year honor

19 July 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet High School principal Casey Burkhart doesn’t do his job for the accolades, but he does earn them. The latest one comes as his Region 13 peers selected him as the region’s Outstanding High School Principal of the Year. (more…)

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Crews battle two wildfires as combined scorched-earth tally surpasses 2,500 acres

Crews battle two wildfires as combined scorched-earth tally surpasses 2,500 acres

19 July 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO COUNTY — Llano County emergency officials launched into action July 18 as the second of two large wildfires continued to rage through an undeveloped area northwest of a Blanco County blaze. (more…)

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Llano City Council has open spot after resignation of alderwoman

18 July 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS LLANO — Llano City Council has a vacancy after the resignation of one of its members, and the city is taking applications for the position. (more…)

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UPDATE: Blanco County wildfire spreads across 775 acres

UPDATE: Blanco County wildfire spreads across 775 acres

18 July 2018

UPDATE: As of 4 p.m. July 18, the wildfire had expanded and scorched approximately 775 acres, according to fire officials on the scene. The advancing blaze has prompted crews to launch a series of water drops on the scene.   STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY ROUND MOUNTAIN — Texas A&M Forest Service crews descended on a […]

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Marble Falls Independent School District has hired longtime private running coach Chris Schrader as the new high school cross-country coach and middle-distance track coach. With more than four decades of coaching experience behind him, Schrader brings a wealth of knowledge to the Marble Falls program. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls High School’s new cross-country coach has track record of getting athletes to state

18 July 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School has a new head cross-country coach who brings a strong background in getting runners to the state meet. (more…)

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An Austin man faces charges after authorities on July 12 seized a cocktail of drugs from his car, including illicit psilocybin, also known as hallucinogenic mushrooms, during a traffic stop in Lampasas. Courtesy photo

Lampasas authorities seize hallucinogenic mushrooms, other drugs during traffic stop

17 July 2018

FROM STAFF REPORTS LAMPASAS — Police on July 12 seized a combination of illicit drugs, including hallucinogenic mushrooms, and charged an Austin man following a traffic stop, authorities said. (more…)

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Texas Tech University head football coach Kliff Kingsbury (right) shared his thoughts on Burnet High School graduate Sterling Galban, who is now a Red Raider, during Big 12 Media Days in Frisco on July 16. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

BIG 12 MEDIA DAYS: Texas Tech’s Kingsbury discusses Burnet’s Sterling Galban, sidelined due to injury

17 July 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO FRISCO — A torn ACL will sideline Texas Tech University freshman receiver Sterling Galban for the entire 2018 football season, according to Red Raiders head coach Kliff Kingsbury. (more…)

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