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Burnet County Jail bookings for June 24-30, 2022

The following people were arrested and booked into the Burnet County Jail during the period of June 24-30, 2022, according to Burnet County sheriff’s logs. City of residence and release information are listed when available. This list does not constitute an official court document, and all persons are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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TxDOT officials present U.S. 281 relief study

Tuesday night was the first of several presentations the Texas Department of Transportation is offering on a potential highway project. TxDOT, in coordination with the city of Lampasas, is conducting a feasibility study to explore a potential relief route around Lampasas. The route would give drivers the option to travel around the city. The relief route would connect U.S. Highway 281, U.S. 183…
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Committee brings ‘Let Freedom Ring’ spirit to Lampasas

The committee spearheading the planning and execution of this year’s Spring Ho festival includes, front row from left, Blake Parrish, Monica Wykes, Holly Hill and Sheridan Gill; middle row, Matt McDonald, Tonya Cockburn, Mandy Walsh and Travis Clark; and back row, Bart Clary, Reese Vann, Chad Freeman and Bobby Bumpas. See Section B inside today’s edition for more on the July 4-10 Spring Ho…

Free certified medical assistant training starts July 11 in Llano

A free certified medical assistant training program in Llano will begin on July 11 thanks to a combined effort from Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area and Central Texas College. This free training, which is normally $2,850, is part of a larger effort to provide adequate and accessible training in the...

San Saba’s We The People Extravaganza This Weekend

The San Saba Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Fourth of July We the People Extravaganza will be this Saturday, July 2, at Mill Pond Park in San Saba and around town. Several events are planned including the Stan Weik 5K Run & Walk Cancer Stomp at San Saba Golf Course. The event begins at 7:00 am. A 1 mile fun run is also included. Register Online:
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Reveille Peak Ranch abounds in scenic adventures

The scenic beauty and potential for adventure are hallmarks of the Highland Lakes, and Reveille Peak Ranch undeniably showcases those qualities. The ranch is a major mountain biking destination in Texas but also offers trail running, horseback riding, camping, and more. Reveille Peak Ranch is located at 105 CR 114...

‘Ambassador’ owl sees things beyond his blindness

Rucker is vice president of All Things Wild, a wildlife rehabilitation and education organization based in Georgetown. He spoke as he presented Sam, one five-ounce, 6-inch tall, male screech owl, June 7 in Burnet at the Herman Brown Free Library, 100 E. Washington St. More than 30 rapt attendees heard Rucker speak as he carried Sam on his gloved wrist through the library meeting room. Owls are…
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Take a historical marker road trip across the Highland Lakes

Captured in raised silver letters against a black metal background, the history of Texas can be found on roadsides and old buildings and in parks across the state. Currently, more than 16,000 Texas Historical Markers dot the landscape of the Lone Star State, telling the story of each particular spot in about 130 words.

Time to cool off in our historical spring-fed pool

This exceptionally hot weather has us all trying to find some relief from the high temperatures. There is a great place at the juncture of U.S. Highway 281 South, right here in town, that will take you back to a time in historic Lampasas. Our unique Hancock Springs Free-Flow Swim Area can bring relief from these hot days with a refreshing swim in the oldest natural-flowing spring-fed pool in…

NEW BIZ: Altura Polar Neveria Y Mas in Burnet serves cool treats

Altura Polar Neveria Y Mas on 1201 E. Polk St. in Burnet officially opened to the public June 8. The shop will help customers fend off the summer heat with an assortment of ice cream flavors and other sweet treats. “We wanted to open an ice cream shop to go...

Annual Kid Fish event in W.M. Brook Park deemed a success

Fishing, family, friends and fun were all part of the annual Kid Fish event on June 3-4 in W.M. Brook Park. The Lampasas Parks and Recreation Department sponsored the event. “This a way for us to give back to the community and provide a great outdoor experience for everyone,” Parks and Recreation Director Chris Eicher said. “We’ve even released 350 catfish into Sulphur Creek for this event.” …

Animal-themed Summer Reading Story Time held at library

A teen volunteer reads a story to children ages 3-6 during Animal Story Time on Monday at the Lampasas Public Library. The library had 58 participants for the 3-6 age group and 52 for the 7-10 age, with a total of 148 people involved. COURTESY PHOTO Youth ages 7 to 10 painted a nature scene of their choice during Summer Reading Story Time and Crafts at the Lampasas Public Library. COURTESY PHOTO.
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Road Trippin' Llano: A trove of vintage treasures at Possibilities

Located in the heart of downtown Llano this vintage and antiques store is a trove of treasures. If you are looking for something to compliment your own style, discover something new, or find one of a kind conversation starter, here the Possibilities are endless. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter...