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Wednesday October 2, 2013 Vol. 140 • No. 40 2 sections, 22 pages 50 cents

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Galloway-Hammond to add therapy center By James Walker Highland Lakes Newspapers

Lake Country Life

S e r v i n g B u r n e t C o u n t y f o r 1 4 0 Ye a r s

Following on the heels of what they believe will be a successful partnership with the YMCA of Greater Williamson County, Burnet city officials are proclaiming there is more good news regarding the often-derided Galloway-Hammond Recreation

Center. The Burnet Economic Development Corporation, the Hill Country Community Foundation and the Highland Lakes Health Fund, which partners with Seton Highland Lakes Hospital, have combined to raise $175,000 to help in the construction of a new rehabilitation therapy center within Galloway-Hammond.

The plan for the new rehab center led to discussions about how to finance it and those discussions along with the fortuitous discovery of an accounting snag on the part of the Texas Water Development Board in turn opened the way for the city to be able to pay off the note on GallowayHammond with a $1 million payment in February of next year.

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“Things just really fell into place in an amazing way,” Burnet City Manager David Vaughn said Tuesday. Galloway-Hammond has been a financial albatross for the city since it was built in 1998 with the city annually forced to subsidize its operation, often close to a half million dollars a year.

Prices plunge at Burnet pumps


By James Walker Highland Lakes Newspapers

Homecoming treat for Dawgs Page 1B


Thomas the Train Hits Town

Souper Supper set Page 12A

Burnet Rainfall Summary Week ended Sept. 29: 0.72 inches Month to Date: 5.90 inches YTD: 31.08 inches Any weather conditions occurring after 8 a.m. Sunday will be reported the following week. Source: Hugh McCoy Hamilton Creek Drive

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Therapy ... see Page 4A

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Kids of all ages came out this past Saturday to the Burnet Train Depot for the arrival of Thomas the Train. Kids enjoyed dancing, singing, snow cones and more during the day. More Photos, Page 9A.

Stubbs running against Mills By James Walker Highland Lakes Newspapers Attorney Evan Stubbs officially has announced he will run for the 424th Judicial District judge position against incumbent Judge Dan Mills in 2014. Stubbs is a northern Burnet County resident whose law office has been located in Lampasas since 2004. He previously told Highland Lakes Newspapers in an interview Aug. 29 that he was strongly considering running for

the judgeship. Stubbs was raised in Johnson City. His father, Dr. Clay Stubbs, practiced veterinary medicine in Burnet, then for many years in Blanco County. His mother, Lou Ann Holland, is descended from one of the first families that settled Marble Falls. “I believe that it is time to give back to the people of this district that helped to raise me and instilled in me a strong sense of right Stubbs ... see Page 4A

Burnet’s two new gas stations have touched off a price war with several independent stations matching their every reduction, while stations selling major brands — Shell and Exxon — have been unable to keep pace and suffered a significant decline in sales as a result. The new Corner Store at US 281 and TX 29 opened about three weeks ago and the Stripes station on US 281 on the city’s southern outskirts followed a few days later. Both are large and modern facilities offering prepared-on-site food and snacks. The Corner Store has 14 gas pumping sites and the Stripes 10, and they have gone all out to quickly lure customers and develop their own local brand loyalty. For the past several days the two stations and others in town have been lowering and raising their gas prices multiple times during the day.

At mid-day Monday Corner Store’s Valero gas was selling for $2.85 per gallon, as was Stripes’ gas. The stations at the Burnet HEB store, 7-Eleven and the H&R Food Mart at US 281 and Pecan St. were keeping pace. HEB had been at $2.80 most of the day and 7Eleven’s price for regular unleaded was $2.82 after being as low as $2.72 in the morning, according to, which keeps motorists alerted to the lowest prices in the state throughout the day. H&R Food Mart had its Phillips 66 gas prices at $2.85 in the afternoon, down from $2.83 in the morning. The HEB, 7-Eleven and H&R Food Mart morning prices were the lowest in the state Monday, according to TexasGasPrices. com. The average regular unleaded price for the state Tuesday was $3.14, down a penny from Sunday, compared to $3.425 Gasoline ... see Page 10A

Animal shelter dictates terms By James Walker Highland Lakes Newspapers

Evan Stubbs

Burnet County commissioners were scolded and essentially told “take it or leave it,” Tuesday in a letter from the head of the organization that handles the county’s homeless and stray animals.

The Commissioners Court and the Hill Country Humane Society and its Christ Yoder Animal Shelter have recently exchanged proposals regarding a contract for Fiscal Year 2014, which began Tuesday. The non-profit humane society’s first proposal was Shelter ... see Page 4A

Water cut to Stage Two By James Walker Highland Lakes Newspapers The extended drought and resulting near-record low water levels in Lake Buchanan have resulted in the City of Burnet implementing the Stage Two drought contingency plan for the city of Burnet. This is a mandatory conservation program, but Burnet City Manager David Vaughn said he hopes citizens voluntary adhere to the requirements without policing efforts by the city. Stage Two includes a five-day per week watering plan and requires citizens Water ... see Page 4A

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The 2013 Burnet High School Homecoming court this year included, from left, Cutter Dewbre, Trenton Hafley, Sam Porter, Walker Townes, Derek A. Watson - king, Sandy Fisher - queen, Cassidy Connolly, Destiny Muccigrossi, Jimena Lopez, and Katie Kirkland. More photos in Sports section.

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Jesse and Shelli Spruiell held their ribbon cutting for The Verandas Guest House along with Burnet Chamber members on Sept. 19. The Veranda Guest House is a Bed and Breakfast getaway right off the Burnet Square. For more information please call 512.588.0088.

Sponsor-A-Senior fundraiser Project Graduation for Burnet High School Class of 2014 is starting a new fundraising event this year called Sponsor -A-Senior and is looking for sponsors for their event that will be held on May 30 at Dave & Buster’s in Austin. They are asking for $100 which will sponsor a senior and help provide them with an evening of fun, memories, and door prizes! Project Graduation is a

501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. In return for your donation we will provide you with a certificate to hang in your business and your business name will be added to the list of our sponsors in the newspaper. For more information please contact Fiona Carpenter at 830.613.6400 or email

BBQ Chicken Dinner for Education Burnet Masonic Lodge will be hosting a BBQ Chicken Dinner Oct. 4 at the Lodge located at 311 S. Main St., Burnet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Lodge has asked

Burnet County to help them support the children in our county by charging $8 per plate for the dinner and all proceeds will go to support the Valley Lodge

Masonic Scholarship Program. The event is dinein or take-out and also the lodge will deliver to you by calling 512.756.4897.

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Corner Store Makes it Official

The Corner Store at 101 N. Water St., Burnet officially had their ribbon cutting last week with the Burnet Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Gary Wideman and other Burnet wellwishers. At 4,650 square feet, the store features indoor and outdoor dining, an ATM, a beer cave and a car wash also, the store has E85 fuel, diesel fuel and seven gasoline dispensers. “Opening a new store is such a rush of excitement,” said Zone Manager Agnes Babilonia. “It’s great to see the entire team pulling together to make day one seamless.”

Burnet Chamber elects new board The Burnet Chamber of Commerce membership recently elected new board members who will serve a three-year term starting October and running through September 2016 as the Board of Directors. Newly elected to the board were: David Bennett (Camp Longhorn), Michelle Devaney (VTRC/Longhorn Caverns), Daniel Scarbor ough (Daniel Scarbor ough, Attorney at Law) and Kathy Snider (Snider & Associates). They will join other board members: Brandon Arrington (Granite Wealth Management), Damon Beierle (Double Eagle Entertainment), Lora Cheney (Burnet Bulletin), Ben Farmer (F&H Construction), Gina Glaeser (Seton Highland Lakes Hospital), April Gordon, Russell Graeter (Bur net Co. Commissioner), Roger Moore (Camp Longhorn), Deborah Page (First State Bank), Sherri Wisener (BCISD),

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and David Vaughn (City Representative). The Chamber also would like to thank outgoing board members

Scott Nail and Vince Maltos for their service while sharing their time and talent to benefit the Chamber organization.

Police investigate convenience store robbery By Alexandria Randolph Highland Lakes Newspapers A Marble Falls convenience store was burglarized last week, and police are investigating leads on the suspect. Marble Falls Police Capt. Glenn Hanson said that last Monday morning at about 12:30 a.m., an unidentified suspect broke the window of

Roundup Food & Fuel on US 281. “He was wearing a dirt colored ball cap with green lettering, a blue bandana around his face and dark clothes,” Hanson said. “He took $105 in Houston Texans scratch-off Lottery tickets, $81.51 in cigarettes and $132 in cash.” Hanson said that while they have video of the suspect,

they weren’t able to positively identify him and are receiving tips from the public. “We’ve had a couple of tips and we’re pursuing those to confirm the suspect’s identity,” Hanson said. Those with information may contact the police department at 830.693.3611 or Hill Country Area Crime Stoppers at 1.866.756.TIPS (8477).

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LCRA formally files application to keep water in area lakes From Staff Reports

Dorothy Crockett

Marie Miner and Patty Luedecke, guests and supporters of the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Group, enjoyed the evening.

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Brenda and Jesse Luke greeted guests and supporters attending the Gala at Quail Point lodge in Horseshoe Bay Saturday for the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center.

Advocacy Center Throws a Party

LCRA filed an application with the state on Sept. 26 seeking relief from environmental requirements to send Highland Lakes water to Matagorda Bay. LCRA’s state-approved Water Management Plan requires, under certain conditions, Highland Lakes water be sent downstream for the environmental health of the bay. LCRA released 8,684 acrefeet from lakes Travis and Buchanan in September to meet some of the requirements. LCRA could be required to release up to an additional 5,834 acre-feet by the end of the year unless the Texas Commis-

sion on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) grants LCRA’s request to waive the requirement. LCRA asked for the relief because Central Texas is experiencing one of the worst droughts in history and lakes Travis and Buchanan are nearing alltime lows. The recent rain helped by adding roughly 22,000 acrefeet to the lakes, but the combined storage of the lakes is still only 33 percent of capacity. It would take more than 1.3 million acre-feet of additional water to fill the lakes. LCRA’s Board of Directors voted 9-6 on Sept. 18 to seek the emergency drought relief from TCEQ.

By Dorothy Crockett “Diamonds are For ever – Childhood Is Not” was the theme of the elaborate 20 th Anniver sary Gala for the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center held at Quail Point in Horseshoe Bay Saturday evening. There was a Red Car pet and Paparazzi Opening followed by cocktails, a silent auction and the casino. An elaborate dinner was served to a full house crowd of guests and a program followed with an interesting review of the 20 years of service to the Hill Country. It was brought out that it takes “a community to stop a child abuser.” It requires a team of child protection members plus many “hands on” volunteers working to make a difference in a child’s life and in the life of our community. They expressed their gratitude for the ongoing support from community service organizations, churches, and individual contrib-

Alexandria Randolph/Staff

HCCAB Staff, from left, includes Justin Foster, Child Advocate; Rhonda Hostetter, Executive Director; Doris Graeter, Development Director; Pam Rogers, Volunteer Coordinator; Tori Walker, Forensic Interviewer; Susan Kulbeth, Clinical Director; and Jane Price, Community Educator.

utor’s making it possible to provide essential services to abused children.

A live auction included tickets to a UT football game, two airline tickets, a day at the Spa,

several beautiful paintings, a ladies gold watch and a number of other great items.

Area gets more needed rainfall By Emily Zendt Highland Lakes Newspapers Mother Nature gave another shot in the arm to the Highland Lakes with some needed rain over the weekend. Thunderstorms rolled through the area Satur day night into Sunday morning and dumped two inches at The Highlander office in Marble Falls. As of 10 a.m. Sunday, Lower Colorado River Authority gauges showed that since Friday the following rainfall was recorded in the area: Backbone Creek at

Marble Falls, 2.85 inches; Flat Rock Creek at Marble Falls, 2.38; San Saba, 1.95; Lampasas, 1.45; Burnet, 1.52; Tow, 1.65; Little Llano River near Llano, 2.45; Kingsland, 1.83; Spicewood, .92; Pedernales River at Johnson City, 2.26; Lago Vista, .86;. Big Sandy Creek near Jonestown, 79; Lakeway, 1.49; Lake Austin, 2.38. According to a rain gauge at Highland Lakes Newspapers’ headquar ters in Marble Falls, a total of 2.75 inches. Areas further east received a larger dous-

ing with rainfall totals in Pflugerville reaching 6.34 inches and in Elgin, 5.53 inches. The total combined storage in the Highland Lakes two water storage reservoirs, Buchanan and Travis, is at 663,871 acre-feet, or 33 percent of capacity. The National Weather Service predicts a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday with temper atures reaching near 84 degrees with lows near 66 degrees. Showers could materialize later this week with a predicted 20

You’re invited to coffee, kolaches, and conversation with State Representative Marsha Farney.

Please stop by and share your ideas to help Burnet County be the best place to live, work, and raise a family. Staff members will be available to residents seeking resolution to issues related to federal or state agencies. Thursday, October 10th from 9-11 a.m. Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce Conference Room 916 2nd Street, Marble Falls, TX 78654 RSVP: or (512) 863-7872

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percent chance of showers Thursday with highs near 84 degrees and lows near 66 degrees and a 30 percent chance Friday with high around 83 degrees and low temperatures near 55 degrees.

A 2002 Ford Thunderbird ran into the office wall at Dollar General in Kingsland on Saturday, causing extensive damage to both store and vehicle.

Woman injured from crash By Alexandria Randolph Highland Lakes Newspapers One woman was injured when her vehicle plunged through the wall of a Kingsland store on Saturday. Texas DPS Troopers said an unidentified employee of the Dollar General on RR 1431 in Kingsland was transported to Scott & White Hospital in Llano with unknown injuries after a blue 2002 Ford Thunderbird ran into the office wall of the

store at about 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. The driver of the vehicle, Jean Fikes, 77, of Kingsland, was arrested at the scene on charges of driving while intoxicated. Texas DPS Troopers said Fikes stepped on the gas rather than the brake and drove into the wall of the store, causing significant damage to the brick edifice. The store was closed down until repairs could be made. Llano County Sheriff’s Deputies also responded to the scene.

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David Ray Francis Nov. 3, 1938 ~ Sept. 27, 2013

Memorial services for David Ray Francis, 74, of Burnet will be held at noon, Saturday, Oct. 5 at the East Lake Fellowship Church at Silver Creek. David was born in Austin, Minn. on Nov. 3, 1938 to Linden and Gladys Iversen Francis and died on Sept. 27, 2013 at home in Burnet surrounded by his loving family. David served his country proudly in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. After his enlistment he came home and worked as an automobile mechanic until his retirement. He survived by his loving wife, Clara, of 41 years; sons, Lee Reese Francis and Tony Reese; daughters, Brenda Reese, Carol Francis and Keri Francis; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Arrangements were made by Edgar Funeral Home in Burnet. Friends may express their condolences to his family at

Vivian McGuire Ussery Oct. 12, 1939 ~ Sept. 26, 2013

Vivian Ussery 73, passed away on Sept. 26. She was a lifetime resident of both Burnet and Llano counties. Her services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29 at Hill Country Tabernacle of Praise in Burnet with Pastor James East and Pastor Michael east officiating. Vivian was born in Burnet on Oct. 12, 1939 to James A. and Mabel (Hinds) McGuire and was the second of nine children. She was preceded in death by her husband Earnest “Chalk” Ussery, her parents, and two brothers, James and Morris McGuire. Ussery She is survived by her daughters, Becky Everett and husband, Wendell, of Burnet; Debbie Crain and husband, Tommy, of Burnet, their son, Danny Cude and his wife, Surett of Burnet; five grandchildren, Allison, Bryan, Kristin, Crystal and Amanda; six siblings, Darlene Ray of Lampasas, Shirley Tatum of Belton, LaVerne Ballard and husband Bill of Kingsland, Susie Martin and husband Dennis of Marble Falls, Betty Chambers and husband Jimmy of Buchanan Dam and Jimmy McGuire of Buchanan Dam. Arrangements were made by Edgar Funeral Home. Friends may express their condolences at

Sue Carothers

May 26, 1951 ~ Sept. 24, 2013 Sue Carothers, 62, of Oakalla passed away Sept. 24. She was born to Lee Roy and Edna Faye [Ratliff] Knox on May 26, 1951 in Sweetwater. Sue worked with an Abstract Title Company and in her spare time enjoyed crafts, reading, gardening, flowers, her cats Tunia and Tiger and Bongo her parrot. Sue is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Mike and Rose Knox of Marble Falls and sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Ray Hardy, of Lovington, N.M. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Joshua Carothers, and brother, Roy Knox. Graveside services will be held at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park Cemetery, Park Road 4, Burnet at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. An online guest register may be signed at Funeral arrangements were made by Putnam Funeral in Kingsland

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Obituaries Therapy From Page 1A An agreement with YMCA of Greater Williamson County earlier this year to have it take over operation of Galloway-Hammond provided the breakthrough to relieving some of that financial stress for the city and ambitious plans and goals were set in motion by the city and the organization. As planned, the YMCA took over operating the facility Tuesday and its name was officially changed to YMCA of The Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond and a second phase of remodeling and additions has

Shelter From Page 1A for a $2,800 increase in the yearly fee the county has paid since 2008, from $28,569 to $31,369. The commissioners, miffed that Hill Country Humane Society allegedly submitted its proposed contract after the county had completed its FY 2014 budget process, countered with a letter saying it would pay the same amount as FY 2013 and the previous four years. Monday brought another proposal or statement of intent from Hill County Humane Society and Christ-Yoder Animal Shelter president Holly Griffith saying the organization would provide its services to the county for an additional $1,400 in FY 2014 with the other half of the $2,800 increase to be added to the FY 2015 contract. “There are no other facilities in this area able or willing to take in and appropriately care for the homeless, stray, quarantine and impound animals from Burnet County,” Griffith wrote. “However, if every entity that the Shelter contracts with refused the moderate cost of living increases budgeted by the (humane society) the ChristYoder Animal Shelter/Adoption Center would be unable to provide the services it currently does. “If we as a Board of Directors would have allowed all the contracting entities to declare their own contract fee amounts, the Shelter would have closed its doors years ago.” Burnet County has paid the same $28,569 yearly fee for five years, Griffith said. “And again, the county wants to hold us hostage to the same fee,” she wrote. “It seems that the county commissioners do not appreciate the services and animal care the shelter provides.” The commissioners and Burnet County Judge Donna Klaeger, who had not seen Griffith’s letter until county auditor Karen Lester passed out copies at their meeting Tuesday, were taken aback by Griffith’s bluntness. “I’ve never seen anyone in business send a letter like that,” Precinct 2 Commissioner Russell Graeter said. “It’s a slap in the face,” Precinct 3 Commissioner Ronny Hibler said. “They believe they have us over a barrel.” Klaeger was somewhat sympathetic to the humane society’s goal, but was not pleased by the tone of Griffith’s letter. “I absolutely believe they deserve a raise, but it would be good if they would work

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begun or will be in the near future, including construction of the Seton rehab therapy center. Seton’s current rehab center is located in a warehouse-type structure in the city’s industrial park and the hospital has long desired a better facility. The decision to build the rehab center in Galloway-Hammond was born and Carey Johnson, president of the First State Bank of Burnet, president of the Highland Lakes Health Fund and a member of the board of directors of the Hill Country Community Foundation, was instrumental in making the financing for the center happen, Vaughn said. with us during the budget cycle and not wait until the last minute to send us something like this,” Klaeger said. Lester said she sent out requests for proposals in “late May to mid-June” to organizations who contract to provide services to the county or are interested in doing so. “I got (the Christ-Yoder) contract proposal in mid-September,” Lester said. By then the county had finished its budgeting process and adopted a FY 2014 budget on Sept. 23 with the same amount for Christ-Yoder’s services as the previous year. Griffith’s recollection is different. Christ-Yoder also has contracts with Llano County and the cities of Burnet, Bertram, Horseshoe Bay, Sunrise Beach and Granite Shoals. “I think I sent them all out in the early part of August,” Griffith said in an interview Tuesday following the Commissioners Court meeting. “The last four years they have just said, ‘This is what we are going to give you.’ We want to work with them but we can’t have them tell us what we are going to charge.” Christ Yoder Animal Shelter handles about 4,000 animals a year, mostly dogs and cats, and has a budget of approximately $248,000. Less than half of that comes from fees paid by the counties and cities and most of the rest is from donations, Griffith said. The other entities are easier to deal than Burnet County, she said. “We don’t have this trouble with the other entities,” Griffith said. “They’re perfectly happy to have the services we provide and to pay the small increases each year. I mean, we’re talking about less than $1,500 a year.” As for the tone of her latest letter to the commissioners, Griffith said she wasn’t trying to be mean. “I didn’t mean to be harsh,” she said. “When I do write things, I’m pretty much saying, ‘These are the facts.’” The commissioners took no action on the issue at Tuesday’s meeting and talked of looking into whether there is an organization elsewhere, possibly Williamson County, that would be interested in contracting to handle Burnet County’s stray and homeless animals.” Graeter also said the county should look into the feasibility of forming a partnership with Burnet, Bertram and other cities and creating their own shelter. The city of Marble Falls has the only other animal shelter in Burnet County. The Highland Lakes SPCA has a no kill shelter in southern Burnet County.

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The Burnet EDC contributed $100,000 and the Highland Lakes Health Fund and Hill Country Community Foundation $37,500 each to the project, Vaughn said. “It was truly amazing the way so many people in the community came together and made this happen,” Vaughn said. “It literally came together in three days.” The Seton rehab facility will take in the area immediately to the right as one enters the front of Galloway-Hammond and also will include much of the current pool deck space in the swimming pool area, Vaughn said. Because of some financial details related to the cost of the rehab project, Vaughn and his staff found that reconstituting or repurposing some of the bonds associated with the cost of constructing Galloway-Hammond would be more expensive than they envisioned. “We went in thinking it would cost about $10,000 but soon found out the cost would be more like $40,000 or $50,000 and that didn’t appeal to us,” he said. The city has a selffunding account of about $600,000, whose purpose is to provide funds for the city to pay off short term debt and, “We began looking at how we might be able to use that money,” Vaughn said. Next came the realization the Texas Water Development Board had erred in scheduling the repayment of a $10 million interest-free loan used to pay for the city’s new wastewater plant. The city originally was supposed to begin paying back the loan in Fiscal

Year 2014 with $345,000 annual payments and had been setting aside the money to do so. But TWDB actually scheduled the loan repayment to begin the loan repayment a year later and suddenly the city had a significant amount of money to add to the payoff of GallowayHammond, Vaughn said. “It looks like we’ll be able to do it,” Vaughn said. In case there is a glitch or a shortfall, the city has approximately $3.5 million, representing a 90-day rainy day fund, the city manager said. “We might have to tap into that to the extent it drops to about a 75-day fund, but we believe that is acceptable considering the opportunity available to us.” It is a generally accepted tenet of good financial planning for cities, counties and other municipal entities to maintain a fund with enough money to keep it operating for at least 90 days in the event of a catastrophe. The $1 million payoff on Galloway-Hammond will save the city approximately $250,000, Vaughn said — $200,000 in interest and the $50,000 it would have cost to repurpose the loan on the facility. Plus, the city will save the approximately $150,000 annual payments on Galloway-Hammond that were scheduled to continue until 2021, Vaughn said. “I really hope people understand how big a deal this is,” he said. “If this works the way we believe it will we’ve just freed up $150,000 in cash on an annual basis.”


kids and enjoy being with my family.” He has one similar characteristic to Mills, Stubbs said. “I will be tough when it comes to sentencing those who are convicted of crimes in the district,” he said. “Our citizens have the right to feel confident and comfortable in the knowledge that if people break the law they will be appropriately punished.” Too often, sitting judges and other elected officials and government employees become complacent in their jobs, Stubbs said. “They become complacent with the status quo,” he said. “I am running to restore the faith and dignity that we need in our local judiciary, not to simply make a living off of the taxpayers.” Stubbs attended Sul Ross State University and Tarleton State University in Stephenville where he met his wife, Terri, and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He graduated from the Texas Tech University School of Law in 2002 and is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and is licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas to practice in all courts of the state. He and his wife have three children and his wife is a first grade teacher at Hanna Springs Elementary School in Lampasas.

From Page 1A and wrong,” Stubbs said in making the announcement Wednesday that he will challenge Mills. Mills has been the 424th district judge since the Texas Legislature created the court in 2007. The 424th Judicial District covers Burnet, Blanco, Llano and San Saba counties. “The people of the 424th Judicial District deserve a judge that is fiscally responsible and mindful of the cost to taxpayers for housing prisoners for a long period of time without moving their case to a conclusion,” Stubbs said. Having run his own law office for nine years, Stubbs said he is mindful of the costs and responsibilities of being a small business owner. “I am a fiscal conservative,” he said. Stubbs, like Mills, is a Republican and while Mills has come in for criticism from some for being overly political, Stubbs said he is far from a political activist. “That’s just not me,” he said. “I will be a judge who will come to work each day, keep the court operating in a fair and efficient manner and at the end of the day I will go home and play with my

Water From Page 1A to limit the use of water to an amount necessary for health, business and outdoor water use. “We are looking at trying to achieve voluntary compliance,” Vaughn said. “We don’t want to have to go to fines.” While other cities are encountering difficulties as a result of the drought and some long ago imposed tight water use restrictions, Burnet continues to have plenty of water because it uses city-owned groundwater wells to augment its surface water supply from Inks Lake. With the Lake Buchanan and Lake Travis reservoirs continuing to drop precipi-

tously in recent months, the Lower Colorado River Authority, which manages the water in the lakes, is poised to imposed a mandatory 20 percent curtailment once the reservoirs fall below 600,000 acre feet of combined storage. The reservoirs fell to a combined 637,000 acre feet before last week’s rains, but by Tuesday morning they were back at 663,871 acre feet. LCRA officials now estimate that they might reach the 600,000 acre feet level in mid-November. For more information, citizens can go online to the City’s web page at www. and click on the Drought Information link on the left side of the page, or they can call the Utility Department at 512.756.6093.

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Arts & Entertainment Ongoing •Legos Day- 10 to 11:30 a.m., Fridays, Johnson City Library, 501 Nugent, Johnson City. •Children’s Reading Program- 10 a.m., every Fri., 1011 Texas Spur 191 Marble Falls. 830.693.7892. •Children’s Story Time- Every Tue., 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Herman Brown Free Library. 512.715.5228. •Baby Lap Sit- Every Wed., 10:30 a.m., Herman Brown Free Library. 512.715.5228. •Duplicate Bridge & Canasta- 1 to 4 p.m., Thu., Kingsland Senior Center. 325.388.4653. •Bridge- 12:30 to 4 p.m., Mon. and Tue., Kingsland Senior Center. 325.388.4653. •DOM & Bridge- 12:30 to 4 p.m., Wed. and Fri., Kingsland Senior Center. 325.388.4653. •Tap Dance Class- 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. classes, Tue., Old City Hall. 512.556.8405. •Bridge- 11:30 a.m., Tue., Marble Falls Senior Activity Center. 830.693.5611. •Go Fishing with a Ranger6 to 7 p.m., Fri., Inks Lake State Park. 512.793.2223. •Open Painting- 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Mon., Buchanan Arts & Crafts Gallery. 512.793.2858. •Hill Country Community Band – No auditions, no age requirements. 830.613.4368. •Marble Falls VFW Bingo – 2 p.m. Sun., 5 p.m. Wed. 512.755.3208. Oct. 4-6 •OktoberfestDowntown Fredericksburg. 830.997.4810. Oct. 5 •Fall Native Plant Sale & Festival- 8 a.m.-3 p.m., 150 Francisco Lemos St., Kerrville. 830.257.4837. •Daniel Adams Gallery West Grand Opening- 10 a.m.5 p.m., Hummingbird Studio, Buchanan Dam. 956.432.9761. •Arts & Craft Show- 1 st Sat. each month, Bertram American Legion Post 607. 512.508.1997. Oct. 6 •Family Fun Day- 10 a.m.4 p.m., Our Mother of Sorrows, Burnet. Oct. 11 to 13 •Texas Mesquite Arts Festival- Fredericksburg Market Square. 830.997.8515. Oct. 12 •Hill Country Memorial Space Expo- 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Boys and Girls Club, Marble Falls. 830.798.2582. •Ex-Student Homecoming Reunion- 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Marble Falls High School. 830.613.6536. •Herb & Art Festival- downtown courtyard square, Lampasas. 512.556.5172. •Fort Croghan Day Festival9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fort Croghan, Burnet. Oct. 15 •Pumpkin Carving- Lampasas Library. 512.556.3251. Oct. 19-20 •Festival of Fine Arts- 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., La Cabana Grill, Spicewood. 512.264.2820. Oct. 25&26 •Haunted House- 7-10:30 p.m., 3202 S. Water St., Burnet. 512.756.4297. Oct. 26 •The Undead Dash- 6:30 p.m., Haley Nelson Park, Burnet. 512.756.2124. •Halloween Trick or Treat2-9 p.m., Hill Country Galleria, Bee Cave. •Midnight MadnessDowntown Square, Burnet. 512.756.7783. •Murder at the Deadwood Saloon- 7 p.m., Texas Tea Licious, Burnet. 512.756.7636. •Halloween Carnival- 5 p.m., Kingsland Community Center. 325.388.3321. •Concert in the Cave- 5:45 – 8 p.m., Longhorn Cavern State Park. 512.756.4680. •23 rd Annual Food & Wine Festival- MarktPlatz, Downtown Fredericksburg. 830.997.8515. Nov. 9 •Everything Christmas Bazaar & Bake Sale- 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Community Center, Highland Haven. 434.728.3256. Nov. 9&10 •Fall Art Show- Kingsland House of Arts & Crafts. 325.388.6983. Nov. 21 •Tree Lighting Event & Santa’s Arrival- 6-9 p.m., Hill Country Galleria, Bee Cave. Dec. 7 •Snow Day- Noon- 4 p.m., Hill Country Galleria, Bee Cave. www.hillcountrygalleria. com.

Looking for something to do‌? These are some of the events we are looking forward to! Ongoing •Bingo- Every Sun.- 3 p.m., Every Fri.- 7 p.m., Every Wed.- 7 p.m., Door opens 1 hour before warm-ups. VFW Post 10376, 1001 Veterans Dr., Marble Falls. 830.693.2261. •CASA Training for Foster Children’s Safety- CASA for the Highland Lakes Area Offices, 1719 Ridgeview, Kingsland. Registration and Information: galyn@ •Tween Drill Team- (Middle School) 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., Tues. and Thur., Harmony School of Creative Arts, 1503 Mormon Mill Rd., Marble Falls. These activities enable each of us to discover our God-given talents and to express ourselves creatively throughout the community Information: 830.693.1791 or Oct. 3 •Fish Day- 10:45 -11:30 a.m., It’s time to stock your pond! To place order call 800.643.8439 or Oct. 5 •Gospel Singing- 10 a.m.3 p.m., Burnet Primitive Baptist Church. Lunch will be provided! 3 miles east of Burnet on Hwy. 29, across from Hwy. Dept. 512.756.8828.

Dec. 15 •Snow Day- Noon- 4 p.m., Hill Country Galleria, Bee Cave. Dec. 21 •Snow Day- Noon- 4 p.m., Hill Country Galleria, Bee Cave.

Service Clubs For a full list of service clubs in the area, go to www. and access the Community menu to the Civic Clubs heading. Ongoing •Burnet County Republican Women Meeting- 11:30 a.m., 2nd Thur. each month, Hidden Falls Restaurant, Meadowlakes. •Bertram Legion Post 607 Meeting- 6:30 p.m., 3rd Thur. each month, Bertram American Legion Post 607. 512.508.1997. •Bunco Club- 1 p.m., 3rd Thur., Community Center, Highland Haven. 830.598.2731. •Highland Lakes Men’s Chorus- 4 p.m., Mon., Church at Horseshoe Bay. 325.388.4345. •American Legion Monthly Meeting- 160 Legion Pl., Bertram. Third Thu. 512.508.1997. •Highland Lakes Democratic Women Meeting- 11:30 a.m., Fourth Thur., Hidden Falls Restaurant. 830.639.6135. •American Legion Post 607 Meeting- 6:30 p.m., Third Thursday, Legion Hall, 160 Legion Place.512.508.1997. •Star Republican Women’s Club- Third Tue., 12:30 p.m. 830.598.4784. •Highland Lakes Aggie Moms’ Club Meeting - 5:30 p.m., Second Thu., River City Grille. 512.507.8310. •Highland Lakes Service League – 11:30 a.m., Second Wed., Hidden Falls Golf Club. 830.798.9410. •Llano Tea Party Monthly Meeting- 6 p.m., First Thu., Inman’s Kitchen. 325.247.4567. •Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Social6 p.m., Third Tue. VFW 6974. 512.355.2470. •Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Meeting- 6 p.m., First Tue.,VFW 6974. 512.355.2470. •Texas State University Small Business Advisor – by appointment only. 830.693.2815. •Parents Helping Parents Support Group – 6 to 7 p.m., Wed., Lutie Watkins United Methodist Church. 325.247.4009. Oct. 3 •Highland Lakes Birding & Wildflower Society Meeting8:30 a.m., Marble Falls Library. Oct. 4 •Kingsland Garden Club Meeting- 1:30 p.m., Kingsland Library. 325.388.8849. Oct. 7 •BCISD Booster Club Meeting- 6 p.m., Field House, Burnet. 512.756.2124. •Kingsland Community Center Social Club- 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Kingsland Community Center. 325.388.3321. •HSB POA- 6 p.m., Quail Point Lodge. 830.598.1292. Oct. 8 •KGS Meeting- 2 p.m., Kingsland Library. 830.385.7070. Oct. 9 •Spicewood Library Book Club Meeting- 9:30 a.m., Spice-

•Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center 30th Annual Golf Tournament & Silent Auction12:30 p.m., Delaware Springs Golf Course. Fees include Green Fees, Fajita Dinner, Range Balls & Cart. 830.693.3656. Oct. 6 •Phoenix Center Fundraiser5-9 p.m., All Proceeds Benefit Children of Phoenix Center. Featuring Duck Soup. Tickets Available at the restaurant or at Hwy 281, Marble Falls. 830.798.9909. Oct. 12 •October Craft Fest- 9 a.m. 5 p.m., Held indoors rain or shine at the new White Moose Hall, 360 Texas 29, Bertram. Seeking artisans with Fall and Holiday decorations and gifts. Marylou01@icloud. com or 512.971.0971. Oct. 17 •Burnet Chamber Mixer- 5:30 to 7 p.m., Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center, 1001 N. Hill St., Burnet. Refreshments, door prizes....See you there! Information: 512.756.4297. Oct. 18-20 •Llano Heritage WeekendVendors, Live Music, Art Show, Reenactments and stage coach

wood Library. Blbrooks72@ •Lamda Nu Sorority- 9 a.m.2 p.m., Kingsland Community Center. 325.388.3321. •Highland Lakes Service League Meeting- 11:30 a.m.. Hidden Falls Restaurant. 830.798.9410. Oct. 10 •Highland Lakes Writers’ Club Meeting- 6:30 p.m., Marble Falls Library. 830.693.3023. •Burnet County Republican Women Meeting- 11:30 a.m., Hidden Falls Restaurant, Meadowlakes. 830.598.1850. Oct. 12 •Castell Wildlife Management Assoc. Meeting- 1 p.m., Trinity Methodist Church, Castell. 325.218.2737. Oct. 14 •Esprit de Corps Booster Meeting- 7 p.m., Burnet High School Choir Room. 512.756.2124. Oct. 16 •Marble Falls Quilt Club Meeting- 9:30 a.m., First United Methodist Church, Marble Falls. 830.693.3820. Oct. 21 •BCISD School Board Meeting- 6:30 p.m., Bertram Elementary Library. 512.756.2124. Nov. 13 •Highland Lakes Service League Meeting- 11:30 a.m. Hidden Falls Restaurant. 830.798.9410.

Food & Fundraisers Ongoing •Carter Meal- 11:45 a.m., Tue. and Wed., Kingsland Senior Center. 325.388.4653. •Pot Luck Lunch- Noon, Fri., Kingsland Senior Center. 325.388.4653. •Community Kitchen- 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Mon. First Christian Church, Tue. Hill Country Tabernacle of Praise, Thur. Vanderveer Church of Christ, Fri. Hill Country Tabernacle of Praise. 512.234.5139. •Abundant Love Lunch Ministry – 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tue. and Thu., Pittsburg Avenue Baptist Church. 325.248.4162. â€˘â€œBags of Loveâ€? Needs Your Help –Volunteers and donations needed. 830.598.8088. •Hill Country Photo Note Cards/Fundraiser – 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5:30 p.m., Lakeshore Library. 325.379.1174. •Senior Activity Center Potluck Lunches – 11:30 a.m. on Mon. and Fri. 830.693.5611. Oct. 2 •Marble Falls EMS Fish Fry- 4-8 p.m., Bluebonnet CafĂŠ, Marble Falls. 830.693.2444. Oct. 4 •BBQ Chicken Dinner for Education- 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 311 S. Main, Burnet. 512.756.4897.

rides around Courthouse Square. Badu Park will be the Llano River Chuck Wagon Cook-Off. Call 325.247.5354 for more information or www.llanoheritageweekend. com. Oct. 19 •6th Annual CASA 5K Superhero Fun Run/Walk- Proceeds from the race will directly help CASA for the Highland Lakes Area recruit and train CASA volunteers to give a voice to abused and neglected children in the foster care system. or Oct. 25 •Collins Grand Opening- 5 – 8:30 p.m., 311 S. Hwy 183. Meet Dr. Collins and his wonderful staff, tour the new facility and enjoy refreshments as well as giveaways. 855.999.3376. Oct. 26 •Burnet City Wide Clean Up8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bring your household junk, brush, tree trimmings, debris, old appliances, and old tires to the collection point, to be located in the field at the intersection of S. Westfall and Cemetery Street. You must show proof of Burnet residency prior to dropping off your trash and/or junk. 512.715.3211 or

Oct. 5 •4-H Fish Fry- 5-7 p.m., Spicewood Community Center. Oct. 12 •Charlie Campbell Benefit BBQ- 11 a.m., Griffith Taxidermy, Burnet. 512.639.1455. •Burnet Gunfighter Show & BBQ- 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., League St., Burnet. 512.756.1872. Oct. 14 •First Lutheran Church 18th Annual Sausage Fest- 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Lutheran Church, 512.756.2967. Oct. 18-20 •Chuck Wagon Cook-Off Heritage Days Festival- Llano River, Llano. 325.247.5354.

Events & Meetings Ongoing  •Literacy Highland Lakes GED & ESL Classes- Marble Falls, Thur. 6-8 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, Granite Shoals, Mon., 4-5:15 p.m., Highland Lakes Elementary, Kingsland, Tue., 6-8 p.m., Highland Lakes Methodist Church. 512.756.7337. •Kids’ Kayak Clinic- 1 to 2 p.m., every other Sat., Through Aug. 24, Inks Lake State Park, 512.793.2223. •Stumpy Hollow Canoe Clinic and Tour- Noon to 2 p.m., every Sat., Inks Lake State Park, 512.793.2223. •Basic Canoe Skills- Noon to 2 p.m., every Fri., Inks Lake State Park, 512.793.2223. •Genealogy Research Assistance- Every Tue. & Thur., 1 to 3 p.m., Herman Brown Free Library. 512.715.5228. •ESL (English as a Second Language)- Every Thur., 10 to 11:30 a.m., Herman Brown Free Library. 512.715.5228. •Genealogy Research Assistance- Every Fri., 10 a.m. to Noon, Herman Brown Free Library. for appt. Burnet Farmer’s Market- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Every Saturday through Nov. 2, Burnet Historical Square. 512.793.6958. •Trade Days- third Sat. of each month, 19522 W Ranch Road 152 Castell. 325.247.4100. •ANAD Support Group- 7 p.m., Tue., First United Methodist Church, Marble Falls. 830.613.1768. •Kid zone- 3:30 to 7 p.m., Wed., First Baptist Church, Burnet. 512.756.4481. •Exercise- 9 to 10:30 a.m., Mon., Wed. & Fri., Kingsland Senior Center. 325.388.4653. •Computer Classes- Tue. & Thu. 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 to 4 p.m., Johnson City Library. 830.868.4469. •Alcoholics Anonymous – Various times and locations in the Highland Lakes,, 325.247.1600. •Community GED and ESL – 9:30 a.m., Johnson City Library,. GED Prep class ev-

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ery Mon., Tue., and Wed. from 6 - 9 p.m. ESL Class every Tues. and Thu. from 6-9 p.m. 830.868.4469. •Highland Lakes Bead Society – 6 p.m., First and Third Tue., Marble Falls Public Library. 512.755.3324. •Literacy Highland Lakes GED Classes – 1 to 3 p.m., Mon., Epiphany Episcopal Church, Evening GED classes, 6 - 8 p.m., Highland Lakes United Methodist Church; 6 - 8 p.m., Thu., Marble Falls High School. 512.756.7337. •Marble Falls Library Book Clubs – 10:30 a.m., Marble Falls Library Community Meeting Room. 830.693.3023. •Marble Falls Senior Activity Center –Potluck lunches Mon. & Fri., 11 a.m,. Bingo, Mon.; bridge, Tue. & Wed., 12:30 p.m. 830.693.5611. •Narcotics Anonymous Meetings – Tue., 8 p.m., Fri. 9 p.m., Church of Christ Annex, or 866.792.8262. •Story Times – Kingsland Library, Wed., 10:30 a.m. for preschoolers and toddlers; 4:30 p.m. for elementary students. Sat., 10:30 a.m. for all children. 512.388.3170.

•One Day 4-H- 10 a.m.Noon. Marble Falls Helping Hands Center. aprylrandall@ •Marble Falls High School Homecoming Reunion-10 a.m.- 2 p.m., 2101 Mustang Dr., Marble Falls. 830.613.6536.

Oct. 2 •National Night Out- 6 to 8 p.m., Wallace Riddell Park, Burnet. 512.756.2662.

Oct. 25 •Charlie Campbell Benefit Golf Tournament- Delaware Spring Golf Course, Burnet. 512.756.8471.

Oct. 5 •Main St. Market Day- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Main St., Marble Falls. 830.693.4449. •City Wide Garage Sale9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Marble Falls. 830.693.4449. •Native Plant Festival and Garden Tour- 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Festival, Noon - 4 p.m. Garden Tours, Inks Dam National Fish Hatchery, 830.693.1054. Oct. 6 •Candlelight Prayer Service- 5:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Marble Falls. 830.693.4341. Oct. 7 •55th Anniversary Celebration Open House- 2- 6 p.m., Marble Falls Flowers and Gift Shop. 830.693.4449. Oct. 9 •Air-Vac Presentation- 1 – 1:30 p.m., Community Center, Highland Haven. 830.598.2731. • “Pumpkinsâ€? story time10 a.m., Lampasas Library. 512.556.3251.

Oct. 17 •Burnet Chamber Mixer5:30-7 p.m., HCCA Center, Burnet. 512.756.4297. Oct. 19 •Esprit de Corps UIL Marching ContestGiddings. 512.756.2124. •Shannon Kaspar 5K for School Supplies- 8 a.m., First Baptist Church, Llano. 325.247.5354. •Fall Creek Cemetery Association Annual Business Meeting- 10 a.m., Spicewood Community Center. 830.693.3001. Oct. 20 •1st Annual Hill Country Marathon- 7 a.m., Marble Falls High School Stadium. Oct. 24 •Moonlight Madness- Marble Falls. 830.693.4449.

Oct .26 •Pet Adoption- 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lampasas Library. 512.556.3251. •Midnite Madness Local Night Out Themed PartiesBurnet. 830.385.5002. Oct. 28 •Grief Support Group- 3 to 4:30 p.m., Herman Brown Library, 512.756.8003. Oct. 30 •Drug Use Prevention Parent Forum- 6:30 p.m., Burnet High School Auditorium. 512.756.2124. Nov. 1 •Llano Chamber Hunter’s Appreciation- 10 a.m. 3 p.m., Llano Chamber of Commerce. 325.247.5354. Nov. 15&16 •Book Sale9 a.m.4 p.m., Kingsland Library. 432.553.1173.

Oct. 10 •Coffee Talks w. Peter Rose- 1:30 p.m., Herman Brown Library. 512.756.2328. •Health Fair- Kingsland Community Center. 325.388.3321. •Ribbon Cutting Stripes11 a.m., 2501 S. Water, Burnet. 512.756.4297. Oct. 11 •Dinner with the AuthorSteve Havill, 5:30 p.m., Lake Shore Library, Buchanan Dam. 325.379.1174. Oct. 12 •Esprit de Corps Marching ContestGatesville. 512.756.2124. •Archeology Fair- 1-5 p.m., Nightengale Archaeological Center, Kingsland. •Meet & Greet Book Signing- 2 p.m., Lake Shore Library, Buchanan Dam. 325.379.1174. •Writers’ Workshop- 9:3011:30 a.m., Lake Shore Library, Buchanan Dam. 325.379.1174. •Ft. Croghan Day- 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 703 Buchanan Dr., Burnet. 512.756.8281. •OktoberfestKingsland Community Center. 325.388.3321.

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Fasten your seat belts. The federal Department of Justice and officials in Texas have made the nation’s skies a bit more turbulent. Along with attorneys general in five other states, they’re suing to block the merger of American Airlines and US Airways. They should drop their case. By opposing the merger, these legal eagles are undermining competition within the air-travel market — to the detriment of consumers and airline workers alike. The airline industry is no stranger to turbulence, having suffered through 195 bankruptcies since 1978. American Airlines became the latest casualty when it entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy in late 2011. A merger with US Airways would allow American to conclude its restructuring — and in doing so create a third large network carrier, making the U.S. industry more competitive internationally. Nevertheless, the Department of Justice claims that the merger would be anti-competitive because it would reduce the number of major domestic airlines from five to four. Of course, Justice didn’t intervene to stop a similar merger between Delta and Northwest in 2008. Or between United and Continental in 2010. Or between Southwest Airlines and AirTran in 2011. American and US Airways can’t compete on an equal footing against these larger, consolidated carriers. Delta and United, for instance, have been able to use their increased clout to eat into American’s share of business travel. Further, the Department of Justice appears to be holding American and US Airways to a different standard than the other carriers that recently

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merged. Southwest and AirTran, for example, served many of the same markets and overlapped on more routes than American and US Airways currently do. American and US Airways compete head-to-head on just 12 nonstop flights ‑ out of the more than 900 routes they fly. The former serves 48 cities that the latter does not; US Airways hits 64 cities that American does not. The fact is that an American Airlines-US Airways merger would increase competition. The establishment of a third large-network carrier would force both Delta and United, the current industry titans, to work harder to retain their existing customers — and thus create a more consumer-friendly market. A merger would also give existing customers of American and US Airways access to a more robust network. Critics claim that a merger will result in price hikes or even the elimination of some routes. (On Tuesday Texas Attorney Greg Abbott dropped his opposition to the merger after a settlement was reached with the airlines to keep serving the smaller Texas markets that are now being served.) Actually, if American cannot proceed with its merger plans, serving less profitable rural markets might not be sustainable. American would have to consider shedding marginal routes, focusing instead on more lucrative service in major markets. Texas is set to benefit more than most states if the merger goes through. Headquartered in Fort Worth, American is the

largest employer in northern Texas. The thousands of local jobs the airline supports — both directly and indirectly — would be far more secure under an airline with the combined weight of American and US Airways. That’s why the Chambers of Commerce of both Dallas and Fort Worth are pressing Attorney General Abbott to drop his opposition to the merger. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s hostility to the merger is similarly puzzling. Officials at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, in the southwest corner of the state, believe that the merger would work to their advantage by giving the airport a long-sought link to American’s Dallas-Fort Worth hub. That could help the airport make up for some of the 365,000 passengers — and $1 million in revenue — it lost when AirTran was absorbed into Southwest. Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez also favors the merger, noting that, with its Miami hub, “American Airlines is a vitally important part of our work force.” Miami International Airport’s director has voiced concerns that its bond ratings will suffer if the merger is blocked. The business, political, and labor communities have all rallied in support of the merger of US Airways and American Airlines. Attempts to stymie it run counter to the needs of not just the airline industry but consumers, too. If the Department of Justice and its allies in the states are really concerned about promoting competition among airlines, they should drop their suit immediately. Capt. Keith Wilson is the president of the Allied Pilots Association.


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Son’s story may have happy ending Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: Thank you for your time and interest in my son’s story! Thanks to your well-written article and the generous people of Burnet (and one lady in Marble Falls), I am happy to report Chance has recovered nearly $700 of the $900 stolen. We have been truck shopping and hopefully he will soon be driving his own vehicle. I am very grateful to all my clients as well as perfect strangers who came together to show him how a community cares. We are very blessed and grateful to have friends and neighbors like y’all. God bless you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Sincerely, Candace White and Chance Hayes Burnet

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Opinion / Community

LCRA is at a fork in the road Dear Editor: It is extremely impor tant that LCRA takes the right path in the future. If all the lakes filled up tomorrow, the cause of our water shortage is still in place and that must be dealt with or another water shortage will occur the next time we have dry years. The manager of LCRA must be concerned with keeping the organization solvent. The manager must also protect the water supply of firm water customers. I view this as a conflict of interest. Where is the line drawn that sways decisions—protect the water supply or do what is best for LCRA’s bottom line? I know that a rapidly growing number of Central Texans believe that Becky Motal is largely responsible for the present condition of the lakes due to the release of 450,000 acre feet of water during a drought, and that her retirement is a step in the right direction. I believe they are correct on both counts. LCRA could have at any time requested emergency orders from TCEQ to protect the water supply and lakes, but they didn’t until it was too late. Public pressure finally persuaded them to do so, after they released 450,000 acre feet of water during a drought. They could have recently submitted a new water management plan to TCEQ that would protect the lakes and the water supply, but they didn’t. What they submitted would keep the same policies in place that caused our water shortage in the first place. We need a water management plan that does not require emergency orders, which have to be approved by TCEQ, to protect the water supply. For those of us who want to cheer about the management change, now is not the time. We are only half way there. The time to cheer is when a replacement has been selected who will strive to protect the Highland Lakes and the water supply of Central Texas, and the environment of the Colorado River below the lakes. A poor choice by the LCRA board may prolong the status-quo or could make matters worse. The LCRA board appears to look to their manager for guidance. Some of the LCRA board members have consistently supported the firm water customers and lakes interests. We are indebted to those board members. They understand the severe effects low lake levels create for Central Texas. Without their support, the lakes would be much lower than they are now. At least on the sur face, it appears that other members of LCRA’s board may be swaying towards protecting the water supply and lakes. I say this because of the recent vote by the board to request that TCEQ release them from their obligation to release additional water for environmental flows as set forth in the water management plan, until

Letter to the Editor the combined storage is above 900,000 acre feet. It appears that LCRA has set a new bench mark. Could this mean that 900,000 acre feet will be used as a new trigger for other releases? In my opinion, environmental flows are far more important to the people of Texas than producing rice for export. In that case, it seems that any release that causes the combined storage to fall below 900,000 acre feet should be rejected. In fact, I believe that the lakes should never be allowed to fall below a minimum of 60 percent capacity to protect the water supply for firm water customers during the next drought. This will keep the lakes area and Central Texas economies from suffering or dying. It will also allow adequate room to store a significant amount of water for flood protection. Water above a reasonable flood protection level should be released and made available to the highest bidder, with a set opening bid in place to prevent a total giveaway. In the past, it has been “water for all rice farmers at giveaway prices” and anytime you want it. It should be “who will pay the most for whatever surplus water is available.” If downstream water users don’t want to pay a fair market price for the sur plus water, which must be released for flood protection, it should be allowed to flow through the estuaries and into the Gulf of Mexico. And yes, the generators should be running when this happens. Quite a stir came out of LCRA’s mention of lowering the constant level lakes to catch runoff from rain that falls on a watershed feeding only those lakes. This should never be necessary, but LCRA has lowered Travis and Buchanan to such a low level that any collection of water in any lake is absolutely necessary to help put a band aid on the situation. LCRA seems to have finally realized what they have done and they are grasping at straws to help keep water in the lakes. If I owned property on a constant level lake I would be furious. The folks living on the constant level lakes need to strongly support keeping Travis and Buchanan at levels such that this will never be necessary again. But at this time they should support LCRA’s “too little too late” solution of lowering the constant level lakes so every possible bit of runoff can be captured. The lowering should be the result of normal water use and evaporation—not due to a release downstream. If the worst case scenario should happen, the slightly lower level of the constant level lakes will be the least of our worries. Most people do not understand the seriousness of what will happen if we do not get significant run off soon.

LCRA created the water shortage. Now they will have to take the heat because of it. They deserve the wrath of the public. All of Central Texas should be kicking up dust over this. It appears that LCRA’s mission statement must have been “Drain the lakes anytime, generate all the hydro electric that you can, grow as much rice as possible, and keep LCRA’s bottom line looking pretty.” Instead it should be “Protect the water supply of firm water customers, provide reasonable flood protection, keep enough water in the lakes to support the economy of the lake ar eas and Central Texas, and always have adequate water on hand for environmental flows without putting the first three in jeopardy.” Growing rice can no longer be even a low priority item. Irrigation water is supposed to be interruptible. Irrigation water must become truly interruptible and before its release causes a shortage. A lot of people do not understand that LCRA has rice farming interests. LCRA must dispose of all rice farming interests. This is a major conflict of inter est and rice irrigation is the only cause of the present water shortage. How can LCRA be impartial if they need water for their rice fields? If necessary, LCRA must adjust its spending habits to keep their bottom line above water. LCRA has been taking the easy path in the past. The water in the lakes was used to create income. It was viewed as money in the bank. A really good manager will keep LCRA solvent and at the same time protect the water supply and environment. The Highland Lakes are adequate to supply water for the domestic water needs of the basin for decades if changes are made to water management policies. Now is the time to plan and build for the future. There is plenty of time to plan, fund, and build storage for future needs with smarter water management policies now. If LCRA finds a manager who will strive to change the water management policies to the benefit of firm water customers—that will be a huge step in the right direction and a good reason to cheer. Bear in mind, there is little a new manager can do to reverse what has already been done. Allowing the constant level lakes to fall so they will capture rain that falls on water shed that would otherwise pass through the lake, go over the dam, and flow downstream is the best option. If the constant level lakes are lowered just a little, the increase in the water supply will be greater than all the conservation measures that can be taken by all household users, but we still must conserve as much as possible. We have to somehow get through the present water shortage. Wayne Nehring Burnet

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New Burnet Rotary Members The Rotary Club of Burnet added three new members to their club at their weekly meeting last Wednesday. Standing left to right are Board Member Alvin Nored and new members, Cody Henson, Kristy Cooper, Kirk Hagen, and club president, Arie DeJong.

Construction underway at Burnet’s YMCA at Galloway-Hammond YMCA of the Highland Lakes at GallowayHammond is continuing to make updates to YMCA, and phase 2 of this remodeling begins this week. The renovations will include a brand new lobby and membership check in area, a new child watch, new locker rooms, and much more. All of the Health and Fitness areas will be open during the construction, including Fitness Center, Aerobics Studio, Spinning Room, Cardio Theatre, Gymnasium, both of the Pools, and all Group Exercise classes will be held. YMCA at Galloway Hammond has set some guidelines during the construction process to make the transition easier, which include: The front entrance to the YMCA will be closed beginning on Sept. 30 and you will need to walk into the building through the back entrance. Starting on Oct. 1, the front parking lot will reopen, but you will still need to walk in

through the back of the building, so parking in the back will still be a better option. You will need to walk into the YMCA through the back of the building, and our Member Services desk will be located there. They will be taking photos and issuing YMCA membership cards at our member ship check in desk. There will be an ADA accessible entrance in the front of the building, through the pool doors; this entrance will be equipped with a ramp. The Women’s and Men’s locker rooms will be closed and totally renovated during this time. There will be nice temporary restroom facilities in a trailer outside of the gymnasium door, and one indoor restroom will also be available. There will also be two small changing rooms available in the back hallway behind the locker rooms. This is the vestibule or back door entrance to each lock-

er room. A table with chairs will be available to make this as comfortable as possible. Showers will be available at the RV Park in the restroom/laundry building. This is a secured building and our Member Services staff can provide the code to enter this facility. The Child Watch daycare will continue to be held Monday through Friday, from 7:45 to11 a.m., and Monday through Thursday from 4:30 to 7 p.m., and will be held temporarily in the previous cardio theatre, at the north end of the gymnasium. The Child Watch area will be brand new at the completion of the construction, including a wonderful new outdoor playground! They have apologized for inconveniences anyone may experience during their time of remodel, and have asked to please keep in mind how beautiful the new YMCA will be. For any additional information please call 512.756.6180.

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Religion Church Briefs Do you have a church event, meeting or fundraiser? Please send information to Bible Baptist Church: Homecoming services Oct.6. All former and present members are encouraged to come, visit, and renew acquaintances. Sunday School 10 a.m., Church 11: a.m. Nursery provided. Everyone welcome. 700 E. Young St., Llano. For information call Pastor Dale Strawn 325.248.7005. St. Charles Catholic Church will be holding its Annual Garage Sale Oct. 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Oct. 5 from 8 a.m. to Noon at 1927 RR 1431 Kingsland. All proceeds will go to many of the local charities. For more information please email Burnet Primitive Baptist Church will hold a Gospel Singing Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Church is located at 2944 E SH 29. For more information: 512.756.8228. Hoover Valley Baptist Church will be hosting a Bible Study, Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted by Priscilla Shirer, beginning Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to register, call 512.756.7313. Hoover Valley Baptist Church will be holding its 23rd Annual Brotherhood BBQ on Oct. 12. This free event will kick off at 1 p.m. with fellowship and games - horseshoes, washers, dominoes, and more! BBQ to be

served at 5 p.m. Call 512.756.7313 for more information. Come join us on Oct. 31 at Hoover Valley Baptist Church for Trunk or Treat from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for a safe evening of fun! There will be lots of candy, bobbing for apples, a cake walk, and a Monster Truck Jump House! For more information call 512.756.7313. First United Methodist Church is hosting Wednesday Nights Live from 3:45 to 7 p.m., Fall Season from Sept. 18-Nov. 20 and Spring Session Jan. 15-March 5. Ages 1 st grade to high school. The church is located at 909 N. Vanderveer St., Burnet. For more information please call 512.756.2229. Cross and Spurs Cowboy Church will start their practice bull riding nights on the following dates: Oct. 8 and 22, for more information call, 713.492.3081 or 325.423.0539. The Cross and Spurs Cowboy Church located on 100 Lillian Dean in Buchanan Dam has Austin Mobile food pantry the second Wednesday of every month. Everyone is welcome, the dates are as follows: Oct. 9, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11. The Sausage Fest will be held Oct. 14 at First Lutheran Church, 133 Apollo Dr., Burnet. The proceeds from this annual event fund a scholarship program as well as giving support to several nonprofit organizations in the community. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for dine in or take out. You may also call the First Lutheran Church for tickets at 512.756.2967.


Fort Croghan Day

Fort Croghan day will be held on Oct. 12 at the Fort Croghan Museum and Grounds from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities include making cane syrup, bread, butter, tortillas, rope candles, lye soap, quilting, spinning, black smith, live music and much more. Fort Croghan is located at 703 Buchanan Dr., Burnet. For more information call 512.756.8281.

Church Services Calendar Bertram First Cowboy Church of Burnet County, TX 29 CR. 252, Bertram. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Fellowship, 11 a.m. Worship Service, 11 a.m. Children’s Church, 7 p.m. Sunday Gathering, Wednesday 7 p.m., Round pen bible study. Information, email: or call 512.966.5171. Ambassadors for Christ Church, 4030 TX 29 E., Sundays: 10 a.m. Worship Wednesday: Youth Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Mondays and Tuesdays: Night Prayer, 7 p.m. For more information, call 512.355.2845. Bertram Church of Christ, 535 N. West St. Sundays: 9:30 a.m. Bible class and Worship at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thursdays: 7 p.m. Bible class. Wednesdays: 7 p.m. Bible class. 512.355.2322. Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Bertram, 430 W. TX 29, Sundays: 9:45 a.m. Sunday school; and 10:45 a.m. Worship. Monday Night Bible Study 6:30 p.m., Wednesday Morning Bible Study 10 a.m., Wednesday Night Choir Rehearsal 6 p.m., 512.355.2182. First Baptist Church of Bertram, 325 S. Gabriel St., Sundays: 9:45 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. worship services. Wednesdays: 6 p.m. Prayer and Bible study classes for all ages. Nursery available. 512.355.2167. First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, 410 N. West St., Sundays: 10 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m. Worship with open communion. 512.355.2570. First United Methodist Church of Bertram, 115 E. North St. Sundays: 8:30 a.m. Sunday school for all ages; childcare provided; 9:30 a.m. children’s Sunday school and Worship extended fellowship after

worship. Tuesdays: 10 a.m. Ladies Bible study. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Adult Choir rehearsal. For information visit or call 512.355.3210. Holy Cross Catholic Church, 520 E. TX 29. Sundays: 11 a.m. Mass. Contact Liz Barta at 512.699.0376 for information on classes. Email holycross@prismnet. com or call 512.355.2972. Joppa Church, 8425 CR 210. Sundays: 11 a.m. worship service. 512.636.3853. Briggs Briggs Baptist Church, 505 Loop 308, Briggs. Sunday Service: 11 a.m. Sunday school at 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m. 512.489.2300. Buchanan Dam Genesis Lutheran Church services times are Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Traditional Service and Sunday: 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Service with Bible Study/Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. The church is located at 15946 Highway 29, Buchanan Dam. For information call 512-793-6800 or visit the church web site at www. Buchanan Dam Church of Christ, 901 Lillian Dean. Sundays: 9:30 a.m. Bible class, 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Worship. Wednesdays: 10 a.m. Ladies Bible class, 6 p.m. Bible study, open to the public. 512.793.2132. Buchanan West Baptist Church, 850 Lillian Dean at SH 261. Sundays: 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. Worship, 6:30 p.m. worship. Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. Bible Study. Visit 512.793.2190.

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Chapel of the Hills Baptist Church, 19135 TX 29 East, Sundays: 9:10 a.m. Prayer, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. Worship, 6:00 p.m. Evening Service, Fifth Sunday: Dinner-on-the-grounds Potluck at noon Wednesdays: 6 p.m. Bible study/Prayer Meeting, 7 p.m. Choir practice. Third Wednesday: Fellowship Potluck Supper at 6 p.m. and Church Conference at 7 p.m. Thursdays: 9 a.m. Food and Clothes pantry (or by appointment). Phone: 512-793-2453 or email Cross and Spurs Cowboy Church, 100 Lillian Dean, Buchanan Dam, Sunday Service 10 a.m., Bible Study at 9 a.m. and one at 7 p.m., Monday Night women bible study 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night service 7 a.m. 325.423.0539. First Union Church Interdenominational, 1500 SH 261. Sundays: 10 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m. Sunday Worship. Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m. Women’s meeting. Wednesdays: 7 p.m. Prayer meeting. 512.793.2448. Genesis Lutheran Church, 15946 E. TX 29. Sunday: Services at 8:30 a.m., Sunday School and Adult Bible Study at 9:45 a.m., and Contemporary Church Services at 11 a.m. WINGS meets the second and fourth Wednesdays and Piecemakers Quilting Group meets the first and third Wednesdays. The church is located at 15946 TX 29. Information, call: 512.793.6800 or visit www. Highland Lakes United Methodist Church, 8303 RR 1431 West. Sundays: 9 a.m. Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. Worship service. Tuesdays: 10 a.m. Women’s Bible study, 10 a.m. Men’s Bible study. Wednesdays: 4 p.m. Choir. Information: 325.388.4187. Burnet Burnet Assembly of God, 807 E. White Sundays: Sunday School at 10:00 a.m., with morning worship and children’s church at 11:00 a.m., Missionettes and Royal Rangers at 5:30 p.m. and evening worship at 7:00 p.m. Wednesdays: Prayer meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday: Ladies group meets at 10:00 a.m. Burnet Bible Church, 903 S. Water St. Sundays: Worship at 10:30 a.m. 512.756.0024. Burnet Church of Christ, 2805 Water St. (US 281 S) Sundays: Bible Study at 9:30 a.m. and Worship services at 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.Wednesday: Bible study at 7 p.m. Free Bible correspondent courses available. 512.756.1153. Burnet Main Street Baptist Church, 401 N. Main St., Sundays: Sunday school classes at 10 a.m. and Worship service at 11 a.m., and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Worship service at 7 p.m. 512.525.5439. Burnet Presbyterian Church, 101 S. Pierce St. Sundays: Men of the Church meet at 8 a.m. and Communion and cans for LaCare are on the first Sunday of the month, Adult Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.,

with Morning Worship at 11 a.m. Monday: Prayer Group at 10:30 a.m., Presbyterian Woman meet the second Monday at 1:30 p.m. For information call 512.756.4366. Burnet Primitive Baptist Church, 29 44 E. TX 29 (three miles east of Burnet), Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Singing; Services at 11 a.m. 512.756.8228. Church at the Epicenter, 2401 US 281 N. Sundays: Doing Life Together: adult Bible Study and Hot Hearts: advanced student discipleship (grades 6-12) meet at 9 a.m., IMPACT: Worship service is at 10:30 a.m., Sunday Nights: Epicenter University (EU), basic student discipleship (grades 6-12) is at 6 p.m. Tuesdays: S.W.A.T. Woman’s Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays: Band of Brothers meet at 7 a.m. and Life in Transit (LIT), students (grades 6-12) meet at 6:45 p.m.; Call 512.715.9951 or visit www.ChurchAtTheEpicenter. org. East Lake Fellowship, 13218 RR 2341. Sundays: Continental Breakfast served at 9:15 a.m., Bible study at 9:30 a.m., and Worship at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. prayer meeting and Bible study with refreshments provided. 512.756.7113. Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, 601 N. Wood. Sundays: 8 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion; 9:15 a.m. Bible study for adults and children; and 10:30 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion. 512.756.2334. First Baptist Church, 108 S. Vanderveer St., Sundays: 9:30 a.m. Bible study (all ages); 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship; Evening Worship starts at 6 p.m.; Wednesdays: Youth Bible Study, and Prayer Meeting at 6 p.m., Choir Practice, 7:15 p.m. Visit our website at or call 512.756.4481. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Burnet, 204 E. Graves St. Sundays: 9:30 a.m. is Sunday school for all ages; 10:45 a.m. is traditional worship; Monday: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday’s Kitchen Tuesdays: 5:15 p.m. choir rehearsal; Wednesdays: 10 a.m. Bible study; Thursdays: Brown Bag Prayer Lunch is at noon, Third Friday: Scrapbooking at 5:30 p.m., For Information, email: or call 512.756.2223. First Lutheran Church, 133 Apollo Dr. Sundays: 9 a.m. is Sunday school and 10:15 a.m. Worship. Communion is held every Sunday. 512.756.2967. or 830.613.4489. First United Methodist Church of Burnet, 301 E. Graves St. Sundays: 8:30 a.m. Informal Worship (Fellowship Hall); Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.; Traditional Service, 10:45 a.m., Contemporary meal at 5 p.m., Service 6 p.m., Youth Group at 5 p.m., Adult Bible Study 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays: Youth Group at 5 p.m. 512.756.2229. Hill Country Fellowship, 200 Houston Clinton Dr. Sundays: Adult Life Studies, Children’s Sunday School, Youth Sunday school

Gospel Singing Congregational Singing

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(6 - 8th) and Worship Services are held at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., High school Study at 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays: Women’s Power-Hour Bible study at 9 a.m. and noon and Prayer Shawl Ministries at 1 p.m. Wednesdays: Drive (6 - 12th) meets at 6 p.m. Thursdays: 6 a.m. Men’s Bible study. A nursery is available for children during all services. Information 512.756.8796 or visit Hill Country Tabernacle of Praise, 2802 S. Water St. Sundays: 10 a.m. Bible study and 11 a.m. Praise and worship. Wednesdays: 7 p.m. Bible study and Charge Youth Service. Tuesdays and Fridays: Community Kitchen from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with free tutoring and music lessons during. First and Third Fridays: Youth activities. Childcare provided for children up to 3 years old for all services. Transportation provided in Burnet. 512.234.5139. JesuCristo La Roca Viva, 656 Park Road 4. Sundays: 10 a.m. worship. Wednesdays: 7 p.m. worship. Fridays: 7 p.m. worship. Bible Classes for all school-age children offered, as well as a nursery room. Praise and worship is in English and Spanish with translators’ available if needed. Information: www., or call 512.756.1224. Lake Victor Baptist Church 3030 FM 2340, Lampasas, Sunday Morning: 10 a.m. Bible Study, 11 a.m. worship service; Wednesdays: 6 p.m. Bible Study; for information contact Pastor Thomas Edwards @ 254.547.6732 or email him at Living Word Missionary Church, 813 Buchanan Dr., Hill Top Professional Center. Sunday: 11 a.m. worship with meal served after service Thursdays: Bible Study at 6 p.m. 512.553.8412. New Life Church of Burnet, 303 Bluebonnet Dr. Sundays: 10 a.m. Sunday school and 11 a.m. Main Worship. Tuesdays: 7 p.m., New Life Cell Group. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Bible Study. 512.756.9493. Oaks West Church of Christ, 204 Second St. Sundays: 9:45 a.m. Bible Class, 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Worship Service. Wednesdays: 7 p.m. Bible Class. Information: www. or call 512.756.4493. Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, 507 Buchanan Dr. Sundays: 9 a.m. Mass. Tuesdays: 7 p.m. Mass. Wednesday: 8 a.m. Mass. Thursdays: 12:10 p.m. Mass Fridays: 8 a.m. Mass First Fridays: Adoration at 11 a.m. followed by mass at 12:10 p.m. Saturdays: 5 p.m. Mass E-mail: omoscc@verizon. net or call: 512.756.4410. Smoking For Jesus Ministry, 1804 FM 2342. Sundays: 8 a.m. Sunday school for all ages, 9:15 a.m. worship. Mondays: 6 p.m. A Woman God Can Use Bible study and Real Men Serve Jesus Bible study at 7 p.m. Tuesdays: 10 a.m. A Woman God Can Use Bible study. Wednesdays: 7 p.m. Discipleship class. Saturdays: 4:45 p.m. Corporate Prayer Meeting. Information: 512.756.1712, or visit Vanderveer Street Church of Christ, 102 S. Vanderveer St. Sundays: 9:30 a.m. Bible classes for all ages, 10:30 a.m. Worship and 5 p.m.


Evening Worship Wednesdays: 9:30 a.m. ladies Bible class, 5:30 p.m. fellowship meal for all ages and 7 p.m. Bible classes for all ages. Cost for the fellowship meal is $3 for adults and $2 for children. 512.756.2253. Victory Baptist Church, 4150 TX 29 E. Sundays: 10 a.m. Sunday School and 11 a.m. worship and evening worship is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays: 7 p.m. Worship. Information: 512.756.0942 or visit Granite Shoals Granite Fellowship, 8102 Hwy 1431 W. in Granite Shoals. Sundays: Worship and Fellowship are at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesdays: Family Night is at 7 p.m. with Discipleship training for all in attendance. Seventh Day Adventist Church, 6642 West RR 1431. Saturday: Sabbath school 9:30 a.m., Worship service 11 a.m. followed by a fellowship meal. Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Bible study. Home bible studies are available by mail. Information Pastor Gary Potter: 830.598.6656. Hoover Valley Beit Midrash (House of Torah Study), Hoover Valley Baptist Church, 8320 CR 116. Worship services: First and third Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information: Hank Ramirez at 254.768.3593. Hoover Valley Baptist Church, 8320 CR 116. Sundays: 9:45 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m. worship, 6:30 p.m. Bible study. Wednesdays: 6:30 p.m. Bible study and prayer as well as Youth Group activities. Nursery available on Sundays. 512.756.7313. Kingsland Christian Worship Center, 879 RR 3404. Sundays: 10:30 a.m., worship. 325.379.1332. Packsaddle Fellowship Sundays: Worship Services 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Bible Classes 9 a.m. and 10:45 am; Wednesdays: Men’s group 6:30 a.m.; Bible study and activities for youth 6-8:00 pm. Weekdays: Small groups meet at homes. The church is located at 508 RR 2900, Kingsland. Call 325.388.8202 or visit for more details. Marble Falls St. Andrew Presbyterian Church 9:45 a.m. children’s choir, children’s and adult Sunday School Begins at 10 a.m. 201 FM 1431, Marble Fall. Information: 830.693.2567. Providence Reformed Baptist Church, PO Box 1495, Marble Falls, TX 78654. Phone 512-5778433. Meeting at Harmony School of Creative Arts, 1503Mormon Mill Rd. Smithwick Church of Christ, 10804 E. FM 1431, Marble Falls. Sundays: 10 a.m. Bible Class and 11 a.m. worship, www.smithwickcoc. org or 830.693.7100. Trinity Anglican Church, Worship at Villa Antonia, 19039 Adrian Way, Lake Travis. Sundays at 10 a.m. services, 512.917.5330, member of Anglican Church in North America (ACNA)

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Having a Good Time

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Cattle theft victims to get restitution A Lampasas man was sentenced to 10 years deferred adjudication and ordered to pay more than $54,000 in restitution to victims Sept. 13. Glenn Russworm, 62, was convicted of 3rd degree felony cattle theft after he stole 100 head of cattle from his employer between July 2003 and July 2012. According to authorities, Russworm sold his employers cattle under his wife’s and children’s name 23 times at the Lampasas Cattle Auction. As part of the plea agreement, Russworm agreed to pay another victim $3,500 restitution on cattle he stole in 2009. He also agreed to forfeit 2 mounted deer heads to the State of Texas. He had killed the deer on his employer’s land without consent. Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Special Rangers Max Hartmann and Marvin Wills lead the investigation along with

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Above, children enjoyed dancing and singing Saturday for Thomas the Train Day in Burnet.

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Lampasas County Sheriff’s Department Detective David Thorp, and retired State Game Warden Jim Lindemann. TSCRA has 30 special rangers stationed strategically throughout Texas and Oklahoma who have in-depth knowledge of the cattle industry and are trained in all facets of law enforcement. All are commissioned as Special Rangers by the Texas Department of Public Safety and/or the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. TSCRA is a 136-year-old trade association and is the largest and oldest livestock organization based in Texas. TSCRA has more than 16,000 beef cattle operations, ranching families and businesses as members. These members represent approximately 50,000 individuals directly involved in ranching and beef production that manage 4 million head of cattle on 76 million acres of range and pasture land primarily in Texas and Oklahoma, but throughout the Southwest.

Serving Her Country Savannah Veitch, 18, niece of Donna Veitch, graduated from Burnet High School in 2012 and joined the United States Air Force in May 2013. Airman Veitch is stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier, La.

At right, Jude Landen, 5, and Luukas Landen, 2, enjoy their snow cones after riding Thomas the Train to Burnet this past Saturday.


Has last frame been bowled at MF alley? By Emily Zendt Highland Lakes Newspapers The Lake Country Lanes bowling alley at 112 North Ridge Road in Marble Falls has closed its doors to the public after almost three decades of pin-crashing fun, although the center may not stay closed forever. “At this particular time there is no definite — the decision is new but it’s closed right now… I don’t plan to open up the rest of the week,” said Owner Randy Isenberg. “There is nothing firm in writing;

I just haven’t had a chance to go through it.” The center was opened in 1984 and was purchased by Isenberg in 2007. It is currently home to an active bowling league. “This is a great community and there is a market here. It’s a personal decision,” Isenberg said. Isenberg has been active in the bowling industry and was named 1995 Bowling Proprietor of the Year by Bowler’s Journal International. He and his family are well known in the bowling industry. In the early ’80s Isenberg and his

cousin created the Grand Prix Scholarship Program designed to award participation in youth bowling to help youth bowlers build a scholarship account for their college years. Over the span of his career he has owned 10 bowling centers. “It’s a tough decision to make. I love the community and I hate to take this away,” Isenberg said. After Lake Country Lanes, the nearest bowling centers are over 50 miles away from Marble Falls at Highland Lanes in Austin, Interstate Lanes in Round Rock or Fredericksburg Bowling Center and B B’s Billiards & Bowling in Fredericksburg.

Legendary coach to visit HSB By Alexandria Randolph Highland Lakes Newspapers The Highland Lakes A&M Club will host Coach R.C. Slocum as a guest speaker on Oct. 15 at Quail Point Lodge. The program will begin at 6 p.m. and includes dinner and a silent auction. Slocum had an impressive career at Texas A&M University, including a

position as head football coach from 1989 to 2002, the ‘winningest’ football coach in the history of the university, the best winning percentage in the history of the Southwest Conference, four conference championships and over 50 players drafted into the NFL. Slocum was also inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2012.

“I’m excited for the program because he’s one of the greatest football coaches that Texas A&M has had,” said Mike Linam, spokesperson for the Highland Lakes A&M Club. “He’s one of A&M’s football legends. We are excited to hear Coach Slocum’s thoughts on the current state of Aggie Football, the SEC and planned improvements to

Kyle Field.” To attend the program, please RSVP by Oct. 4 with a form provided by the Highland Lakes A&M Club. The fee is $15 per adult for members, $20 for non-members and $10 for children 12 and under. “It is a real treat to have one of the greatest coaches in A&M history come speak to our club,” Linam said.


Mah Jong Tourney Planned Mah jongg players Billy Hutson of Oatmeal, and Karen Graham from Burnet, are both looking forward to the Silent Auction that will be part of the 2nd annual Mah Jongg tournament, scheduled Oct. 15, to benefit the Upper Highland Lakes Nature Center. This tool bag and 22-piece tool set by Kobalt is a donation from Lowe’s in Marble Falls. Hutson is a Highland Lakes Master Naturalist and Founding Director and President of the Nature Center. Reservations for the day-long event may be made with Tournament Co-Chair Carol Parker at or 830.598.6762.

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Burnet Holds Cook-Off

From left to right Aaron Alvarez, Clint Ullman, Hunter Gibson, Anthony Francisco, Eric Stein and Dillard Drake with Ram Rod BBQ were in high spirits during Saturdays Burnet Cook-off; taking second place for their brisket.

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Ethan and Gaeron Rogers of Crazy R BBQ out of Bertram took part in this year’s Burnet Cook-off held over the weekend.

From left to right, Brode Dubose, Travis and Chase Jordan of “Let’s get naked kookers” of Lampasas Joined in on this past weekend’s Burnet Cook-Off , taking home first place in Beans, and second place in wild game

Burnet Holds Homecoming Parade Aaron Alvarez with Ram Rod BBQ prepares his ribs to put on the pit at this past weekend’s Burnet BBQ Cook-Off.

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News Parent Resource Center Re-opens Survivor urges testing Teacher blogs about breast cancer fight By Alexandria Randolph Highland Lakes Newspapers

Kids that attended the Parent Resource Center Grand Re-opening took part in the games and activities they had.

Burnet High School Art Department contributed their skills at the Parent Resource Center Grand Re-Opening that took place this last Tuesday.


Tatum Beierle made some “Pumpkin Bling” during this past Tuesday’s Parent Resource Centers Grand Re-opening!

CWSVFD to open haunted house By Alexandria Randolph Highland Lakes Newspapers Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department is bringing back an old favorite Halloween destination this year. Haunted House at the Fire Hall will take place from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2, beginning at 7 p.m. each night and ending at 9 p.m. on Oct. 30 and 31 and 10 p.m. on Nov. 1 and 2.

Fire Chief Deavon DeLancey said during a Cottonwood Shores Council meeting that the haunted house, which hasn’t been run in recent years, is a favorite of community members and a big moneymaker for the department. “We’re really excited to bring back the Cottonwood Shores Volunteer Fire Department Haunted House,” he said. “It used

to be a big event. They (volunteers) used to make a lot of money from it.” DeLancey said that in soliciting help for the production of the haunted house, he approached the Marble Falls High School theatre department for actors to portray the ghoulish goons and frightening figures. Tickets to enter the haunted house will be $5 at the door.

Scott & White completes merger By Emily Zendt Highland Lakes Newspapers Healthcare organizations Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare have completed a merger to become Baylor Scott & White Health, officials announced Monday. Baylor and Scott & White first announced their plans for a merger in December of last year and signed an agreement in June 2013. “We are building a new national model for health

care delivery engineered to meet the demands of health care reform, the changing needs of patients and payers and the extraordinary advances in clinical care,” said Joel Allison, chief executive officer of Baylor Health Care system, who is now the chief executive officer of the new organization. Baylor Scott & White Health will have a 16-seat board of trustees with an equal number of representatives from Baylor and Scott & White. Chairman

McLane Group and CEO of McLane Advanced Technologies, Drayton McLane Jr., and will lead the board and Jim Turner will serve as the chair-elect. “Baylor Scott & White combines and builds on our strengths as recognized healthcare leaders, along with our shared values, history of innovation and strong leadership,” said McLane. Baylor Scott & White Health included 43 hospitals, more than 500 patient care sites.

1st Annual Hill Country marathon set Oct. 20 will mark the date for the 1st Annual Hill Country Marathon, featuring a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, and 10 K, The Most Beautiful Marathon in Texas is donating a portion of the proceeds to Serve Who Serve, a local nonprofit organization that offers assistance to local military families. The Marathon will start at 7 a.m. at the Marble

Falls High School Stadium and end there as well. At 11:30 will be the one mile Kids/Family Phoenix Fun Run which all proceeds from the kid’s run will go directly to the Phoenix Center, a local nonprofit organization which provides high quality mental health care to children in need. In addition to various race perks, all finishers

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October is breast cancer awareness month, and survivor and Mar ble Falls Middle School math teacher Patty McAlpin is urging women to get tested early. The 45-year old McAlpin is fighting stage three invasive ductal carcinoma with DCIS, or ductal carcinoma in situ. “I got my biopsy done on Feb. 14, and found out I was positive on Feb. 19,” she said. On March 18, she went under the knife. “I had a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction,” McAlpin said. McAlpin’s case required more chemother apy than usual because the cancer had spread into her lymph nodes. She has six weeks of radiation treatment left. McAlpin said that when she first learned of her condition, she was in shock, but the feeling subsided. “I felt at peace from the very beginning knowing that I was going to be ok,” she said. “At the same time your brain is swirling with medical terms and choices I had to make. My feelings ran the gamut.” In order to manage her emotions and keep track of her progress, McAlpin began a blog on, a site for those suffering from medical struggles. “It was kind of like a diary for me,” she said. “It’s been easy to get information to a lot of people rather than having to repeat yourself. I’ve been really honest with the good times and the bad times. It became cathartic and helped me work through things.” McAlpin said that in her blog, she encourages other women to test for cancers. “I have no family history, I have no risk factors to speak of. I had gotten a mammogram a couple years ago, and then got busy with my kids and never went back,” she said. “You hear all the different changes (in medical science), you see the news – I never dreamed I would have cancer.” McAlpin said that she found her lump while doing a self exam in the shower. “It’s scary – very scary,” she said. “Mine was slow growing. I’m certainly glad I found it when I did. Had I waited it could have been so


A dose of chemotherapy is tough on cancer, but is no match for the smile of Patty McAlpin.

Optimism prevails in teacher’s fight Editor’s note: Teacher Patty McAlpin is keeping a blog on, detailing her fight with breast cancer. To read her blog, go to the website and search for her name Here is a recent entry: Received #10 on Friday. Everything went well. I saw the new medical assistant; liked her a lot. She checked out the toe and prescribed some antibiotics. I have been able to keep it unwrapped and it looks better, although it bleeds a little from time to time. My foot and ankle were pretty swollen Thursday and Friday. She told me to rest with my foot propped up. So I have. I have slept for the most part of the last two days. Luckily I plan on sleeping the most of the next three weeks. I have talked about the possibility of needing to stay home for awhile and it all fell in place this week. A newly retired math teacher has graciously agreed to sub. Long story, but in the end when I got tired of worrying about it and asked God to make it happen, He did. Thankful and blessed! So I have two more treatments. That sounds so much less than three! It’s not going to be an easy three weeks, due to those nasty cumulative effects, but I really can see the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s a small, flickering light, but it’s there! much worse.” With the onset of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, McAlpin said that she will do more to encourage women to test. “I used to give assignments at the end of my blog entries and that was my assignment, to get mammograms,” she said. “I have a lot of old high school buddies and strangers I’ve never met reading the blog. I get a lot of inspiration from all over.” McAlpin said her students were a particular source of inspiration, especially on one occasion after returning from an absence for treatment. “I stepped out into the hall and I saw a sea of pink shirts,” she said.

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Support the Bertram Library’s Souper Supper on Friday The annual Souper Supper Library Fundraiser will be held at the Bertram Elementary Cafetorium this Friday, Oct. 4 beginning at 5:30 p.m. If you’re new to the area, you might say, “What’s the big deal about a library fundraiser?” The answer is that this benefits one of the most important and most-used institutions in our fair city! All monies earned from the supper will go toward buying books (hardbacks, ebooks, and audio books), supporting the library’s computer technology and various adult and children’s programs, such as Summer Reading. The Souper Supper is a tradition that many look forward to each fall. Always held on a football “off” night, it began in a small way many years ago and has grown beyond all expectations. For a mere $7 ($2 for children under 12) you will have the opportunity to sample over 50 different delicious soups, chilis and stews – there’s something for everyone. And, that’s only the beginning. Your mind will boggle at the all the decadent desserts from which to choose! And, then there’s the Dessert Auction and the ever popular Style Show. Besides, “ya gotta eat”, and this way you can enjoy a great meal and have lots of fun doing so. If you would like to donate a soup or dessert, call the library at 512.355.2113 and talk to Ann or Bridget. If you are donating a soup or dessert please bring it to the back door of the cafetorium after 4. Other Library News The library will be closed Friday, Oct. 4 so that staff

Marcie Masterson Out and About in Bertram can prepare for the Souper Supper. The library offers free Yoga classes every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. The Friends of the Library will meet on Oct. 8 at 1:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room, and there is a Book Club meeting on Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. Free daily tutoring begins Oct. 10 at 3:30. StoryTime is a free activity for pre-school children held each Thursday morning at 10:30. Children’s Librarian Miss Bridget will read an exciting story, and there will be crafts and other activities. Parents are encouraged to join the fun! October’s themes include Halloween, Pumpkins and Fall. Upcoming Activities October is here, and that means our children will be anticipating Bertram’s traditional Halloween events. On Saturday, Oct. 26 the Bertram Church of Christ will hold their annual Trunk or Treat event at their campus at the corner of West and Elm Streets. This is a great night of free fun for the whole family. Check this column in upcoming weeks for more information.

On Halloween evening, Thursday, Oct. 31, the annual Trick or Treat on Main Street will be held in downtown Bertram from 5:30 ‘till the candy and fun runs out’ (about 8:30). The City will barricade Vaughan Street from Grange to East Streets so that families can enjoy the evening in safety. Businesses, the Chamber of Commerce, and individuals will provide treats and activities. If you wish to help or offer an activity, please email me at the address located at the end of this column. Legion Arts & Crafts Bertram’s American Legion will host their monthly Arts and Crafts fair on Oct. 5. Vendors of handcrafted items are welcome. The Legion wishes to promote American and Texan crafts, so imports are allowed! For information or a vendor packet please contact Don Atkins at 512.508.1997 or Terry Hale at 512.355.3896. Oatfest News The 37th Annual Oatmeal Festival will be Labor Day weekend in 2014. There are many who wish that the festival will move to downtown Bertram. There is an ad hoc committee in place to discuss the feasibility of this proposal. If you wish to be a part of the committee please call City Secretary Evan Milliorn at 512.355.2197. That’s all the news for this week. Email if you have news of interest for this column. Your deadline is Saturday.

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The Friends of the Bertram Library are preparing for this year’s Souper Supper Fundraiser which will be held at the Bertram Elementary Cafetorium Friday, Oct. 4 at 5:30. Bring a friend and enjoy an evening of good food and entertainment! Pictured above, from left, are Dana Delgado, Children’s Librarian Bridget Hartje, Library Director Ann Brock, and Carol Allen.

TEEA State Conference held The 86th annual state conference of the Texas Extension Education Association was held recently in San Marcos. “We Believe in the Sanctity of the Home” was the theme with a total number in attendance at 459. Wade Hibler, Burnet County Extension Agent, presented the invocation at the opening luncheon. Also at the luncheon,

Burnet County members presented the leadership workshop, “Taters Take the Lead.” Burnet County Extension Education Association was represented by delegates Lela Goar, Lynda French and Polly Krenek and with Burnet County having 16 totals in attendance. The conference agenda included district meetings,

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business meetings, the opening luncheon, officer elections, cultural arts competition, alumnae silent auction, guest speakers, a style show, and a country store. The country store was organized and run under the direction of Lynda French, incoming District 7 Director. This year’s country store broke previous records of the total amount of money made. Lisa Zinz, from the Lake Victor EE Club, did an excellent job as Manager of the country store, contributing a tremendous amount to its success. Dr. Stephen Green, Associate Professor and Extension Child Development Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, was the keynote speaker highlighting research about the impact of family and home. Educational programs were presented to delegates and members and were brought back for presentation to their local clubs and communities during the upcoming year. Both Lela Goar and Lynda French received awards for the Certified Volunteer Units they tabulated during the past year. Burnet County was honored as outstanding county in District 7 for their contribution in educational programming. Doris Poe, from the Lake Victor EE Club, was the District 7 nominee for the Texas Leadership Award. Dortha Collins, also from the Lake Victor EE Club, was the District 7 nominee for the Texas Treasure Award. Cultural arts blue ribbon winners were Judy Parnell, from the Redbud-Oakalla EE Club, for a garden gnome in the ceramic division and Linda Rogers, also from the Redbud-Oakalla EE Club, for her Bluebonnet/Texas quilt in the machine embroidery category. Rogers also won the People’s Choice Award from all categories. The 86th TEEA Conference ended with a banquet, entertainment, and installation of officers for 2013-2014. Please contact your local Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Office, 512.756.5463, for more information on TEEA or to schedule an educational program for your local church or civic group.

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Bulldogs celebrate victories

From the Dawg House

Thankful for the gas wars in town It’s a good thing there’s been a little gas war going on here in town and I hope it lasts a while because I’m burning up the roads following Burnet sports. My past week was filled to the brim with things like Monday night BMS volleyball, wins; Tuesday adult league flag football, yes another victory; senior walk-ins; crashing computers, frustrating; late Thursday night football in Taylor, exciting; pep rallies, rip-roaring; homecoming festivities, thrilling; Class of 2003 reunion, neat; and much, much more. Burnet was a busy little town over the weekend with the Bar-B-Q cook-off that drew hundreds, and Thomas the train brought fans of all ages. There was a weekend middle school volleyball tournament that had numerous seventh and eighth grade team participating. If you didn’t get your football fill by the end of Friday night the freshman and JV BYFL teams were in town Saturday and are a blast to watch. The JV squad, like the BHS JV is also undefeated. These young football players were like kids in a candy store when the rains hit Saturday. The JV splashed through to victory, 39-0. It was fun watching the eighth-grade A volleyball girls advance through to the championship. They didn’t win their host tournament but the silver medals around their necks weren’t shabby. I wanna give a shoutout to the newest royalty in Burnet. That would be Homecoming King Derek Watson and Queen Sandy Fisher. It was cool to see their faces light up when their names echoed over the stadium speakers Friday night. Big congratulations to each of you. How could I not mention the fan support at Friday’s football game? It was awesome to look up to a packed house and hear the overwhelming cheers for our gridiron heroes. The Highlandettes did an awesome kick routine on super slippery grass and nailed it to the delight of the crowd. Then the girls joined with the band and put on a fantastic halftime show that received much applause from all in attendance. It was a nice win for the varsity Bulldogs who made it to the bye week with a 4-1 record. They will use the next two weeks to heal some bumps and bruises while getting ready for the district opener against Brownwood, Oct. 11. Last but not least how about the varsity cheerleaders? I also enjoyed seeing the JV girls cheering beside them Friday night. Sarah Dickehut, for your spirit you made my column. That’s all for this week, thanks for reading the Burnet Bulletin. Craig

Homecoming turned out to be a great week for the Burnet Bulldogs. Above left varsity Lady Bulldogs Rose Bailey, Cassidy Connolly and Hannah Langley celebrate a successful block during their district opener against Llano Friday night. The girls swept the Jackets in three to open district play at 1-0. Top right: Before Friday night’s kickoff senior football player Derek Watson and senior Highlandette Sandy Fisher were named the 2013 Homecoming King and Queen. Bottom right: Faced with a fourth and two Burnet quaterback Taylor Barksdale sliced through defenders to give the Bulldogs a first and goal after a touchdown saving horse-collar tackle.

Lady Dawgs open district 1-0 A homecoming treat By Wayne Craig Bulletin Sports The varsity Lady Bulldog volleyball team played a fantastic game last Friday night beating Llano in three 25-18, 25-17, 25-19 to open district, 1-0. The girls had a great night accumulating 27 kills, seven aces, and 10 blocks as a team. “I was very impressed with the girl’s play tonight. We served aggressively and were able to keep Llano off balance from the line,” said coach Salye Coles. “Our setters did a great job allowing our hitters to

have multiple options on their hits, and our defense was quick and responsive, so when we have all that put together we are able to stay on the offensive side of the game,” added Coles. Rose Bailey stood tall at the net with 10 kills, two digs, one solo block, and five assisted blocks. Cassidy Connolly had six kills and three digs. Jill Rosow finished with two kills, three aces, and six digs. Hannah Langley stepped in for two kills, and four block assists. Brittney Barksdale added three kills, three digs,

and one block assist. Danielle Lindley put up two assists, two aces, and four digs. Sami Hogan added seven assists and one ace. Kasey Taylor was the assist leader with 13. She also had one ace and six digs. Miranda Weeks finished with four digs and Madison Hall posted four kills in the girls win. “This was a great night and a big confidence booster to kick-off district play,” said Coles. The girls traveled to Gatesville on Tuesday and will host Lampasas on Friday, Oct. 4. Craig

BYFL back DeVonte Miller takes the corner against a Canyon Lake defender in the pouring rain at Saturday’s game in Burnet. The JV BYFL team is currently 4-0 on the season and hasn’t allowed a single point against them with four straight shout-out victories.

Cross country focused on goals By Wayne Craig Bulletin Sports The Burnet High School cross country team continues to focus on goals they set at the beginning of the season and once again they proved this week that they are moving forward. Burnet’s teams competed on Saturday at the Fredericksburg invitational which featured some solid teams from around Central Texas running on a hilly course.

The varsity girl’s team placed seventh out of 13 teams and was paced by medalists Tara Evers and Abby Bullock. The varsity boys placed sixth out of 12 teams and were led by Drew Kiser. “Our teams continue to work hard and are coming off the most difficult training month of their season,” said head cross country coach Stuart Dixon. “They now enter the last month of the season, aiming toward district.” XC... see Page 9B

for Bulldogs, 34-24 By Wayne Craig Bulletin Sports

The varsity Bulldog football team hosted Taylor Friday night and found a variety of ways to dash past the Ducks, 34-24. As expected, some of the Ducks could fly but Burnet’s defense found ways to keep their speed grounded for the most part, while their offensive teammates kept the hometown boys ahead on the scoreboard from start to finish. The Bulldogs drew first blood. Bulldog quarterback Derek Kiser got off to a fantastic start completing his first five out of five passes to push deep into Duck territory. Burnet senior Blayne Parisher came up with a few clutch catches in the opening series including a nice seven-yard snag for the game’s opening score. Alex Melvin had his varsity debut Friday and drilled his first extra-point to make it 7-0 with 7:12 left in the first. The homecoming crowd soon welcomed back Tyler Krause with cheers after he dropped the kickoff returnman for no gain at the Duck 22. Krause had his fans making more noise when he stuffed the third down ball carrier for a two-yard loss forcing a three and out punt. The Bulldog’s second offensive series almost produced more points but a Melvin 30-yard field goal attempt missed the mark. The two teams traded a few punts taking the game into the second quarter. Eve Medrano, Chase Mardis, and Kody Hall were each key factors in forcing those Taylor punts, Medrano, perhaps the biggest with a 12yard sack. Kiser slipped his surgical gloves back on and with a great supporting cast he went to work from his own 40. Trenton Hafley and Parisher made the first incisions but it was Cody Jones that cut deep into Duck territory with a nice 23-yard catch and run. After completely scanning all available options and covering lots of ground Dr. Kiser put it in the hands of his new assistant Korey Campbell who put another success story in the books with a 31-yard touchdown reception. Melvin’s PAT collected uno-mas to make it 14-0. Kick-offs with the Bulldogs have similarities with running of the bulls. The coverage teams seems to throw caution to the wind and like a herd of angry bulls they’re coming full speed ahead, with bad intentions. Curtis Readance was the winning ox this go around, up-ending the Taylor return man at his own 33. Cutter Dewbre, Hunter Thomas, Travis Massingill, and Taylor Barksdale made quick work of the Ducks to force another three and out punt. Our visitors returned the favor and when a high snap sailed over Melvin’s head into the endzone Taylor collected their first points of the game with a safety, 14-2. The ensuing kickoff again ended with Kamikaze Curtis Readance crashing the party, this time at the Duck 38. Eric Walker, Austin Cox, and Jamal Brown unleashed some Bulldog aggression before Senor Medrano tipped a Duck pass and Krause swooped in for the pick to give Burnet possession at the Burnet 34. Two quick Kiser to Jones connections netted 46-yards and had the Dawgs knocking on the door. A holding penalty on the Ducks moved the Dawgs 10-steps closer before Parisher did his best Risky Business impression with a slick knee-sliding touchdown reception that let Burnet cruise into the half, 20-2.

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LOST-Owner seeks lost Shih Tzu. A white and cream color. Female Shih Tzu. Goes by Pollyanna; is wearing a pink collar with white polka dots, and tags, long hair with blue color bows. Pet was last seen on Aug. 30th around Silver Creek/Buchanan Dam area. If found please call 512-756-8461. LOST: Owner seeking lost Black Lab. A Black Male Lab that answers to the name of Buddy, is lost. He is 7-years-old, and was last seen in Deer Spring Subdivision, on Sept. 21st. The owner asks that you call 512-715-0409 if you have any information on the animal. FOUND: On September 17th. Spicewood. Spur 191. Mature Chihuahua, with tag that has “Lake Elliott”. 512-963-4918. LOST: Missing: Last seen Tues., 8/27. Helens Road, Smithwick area. Large Grey and White, Bobtail Male Cat. Neutered. R E WA R D . 8 3 0 - 6 9 3 2330.




Business Personals


*** Remember*** The Highlander can receive your classified ads by fax-830-6933650 and e-mail: classifieds@highlander

1991 Ford 1 ton. 143,000 original miles. Crew cab, diesel, removal 5th wheel hitch. Clean. 512-7552182.

Transportation Miscellaneous Autos

We Buy Wrecked, Burned, and Junk Vehicles. Used Parts and Installation Available. 24 hour Towing. Call 830-693-3226. 512-755-1153. Recreational Vehicles

Keystone Hornet 2010. 32 FT. BURNET. Two slide-outs/sleeps 10/one room-4 bunks. Used three times. Inside kitchen/additional built-in outside kitchen. Retails $20,000/will sell for $17,500. 512-791-7639.

Business Services Air Conditioning & Heating

SERVICES timates. NO JOB TOO SMALL! Call Shawn at 325-388-8418 512-964-5637. Construction

longhorn granite

Clarkson & Company Heating & Air Conditioning Personal & 42 Years Experience

1811 N Hwy. 281 Marble Falls ~ 830.693.6594 Burnet ~ 512.756.2579 Tx. Lisc. #TACLB 00012349C

Building, Contracting

Remodel, New Construction, Painting, Free Es-

35 years experience in the stone industry

Mark Crouse 830 613-1788 Dozer, Tractor Work

P & R Tractor Service. Bush Hog-Pad Sites. Box Blade-RoadsDriveways. Shredding-Lot Cleaning Backhoe Paul Reese 512-585-6571


Cynthia Ann. I’ve Loved You Once. I Love You Still. You Know I Always Have. God Knows I Always Will-Be Yours. ILUV. Robert Eric.

SERVICES Topsoil, Sand, Gravel



ATTENTION CLASSIFIED CUSTOMERS! Please check your ad on the first day of publication. If there are errors, notify us immediately! We will make changes for errors upon notification. The Highland Lakes Newspapers liability is limited to the cost of the first day of publication, and we do not accept liability for any other damages which may result from an error or omission in an ad.

years operating experience. I am setup to sheer cedar, clear fencelines, prep building sites, driveways, detailed dirtwork, rural demolitions, drill holes, clear mesquites, and much more. Please contact at 512-3513401.

Tree Cutting

ORTIZ TREE SERVICE Trimming, removal, specializing in Oaks, and Pecan trees. Clear waterfront lots. “Serving the Hill Country since 1978.” (830-693-2338). MIsc. Services

Ruben Ortiz Concrete Co., Inc. Slabs, Sidewalks, and Patios/Lakefront work. Retaining Walls/Boat Docks/25 Years serving the Highland Lakes! 830-693-3282 512-755-1115. RS Tractor Service. Skidsteer service, with 7

Handyman and honeydo services from small home repairs to new construction. Mature degreed professional doing remodels, decks, fencing, painting, pressure washing, plumbing, landscaping and much more. References available upon request. Call for any size job! 512-588-9215.

Employment Help Wanted

Llano Nursing & Rehab is Hiring. We are looking for skilled individuals, that have a passion to work with the elderly. We need Charge Nurses, CNA’s, and Med Aids PRN. Please come by and apply in person, at 800 W. Haynie St. Llano, TX. 78643. (325)2474194. MAKE ROOM FOR THAT NEW CAR. SELL YOUR OLD AUTO IN THE CLASSIFIEDS. CALL


Sales Assistant seeks a Full Time Sales Assistant

Satellite/Installation Technician

PRN Home Health RN asp?R_ID=723752 And FT Home Health RN asp?R_ID=728502

CITY OF GRANITE SHOALS WATER TECHNICIAN Operates various equipment and assists with various duties involved in and the maintenance and construction of city water system components; build, maintain and repair water lines. Knowledge of water system principles, procedures and safety codes. High school graduation or equivalent; Class D water operator’s license holder or ability to obtain immediately and a valid Class C Texas driver’s license are required. Applications available M – F, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., City Hall, 2221 N. Phillips Ranch Road, Granite Shoals, Texas. Application may be downloaded from the city website at and mailed to the City Hall, ATTN: City Secretary/HR Department, no emails, no faxes, and no phone calls, please. Position is open until filled. EOE

Full Time 7:00 am — 3:30 pm M-F with rotating on-call and weekend duty.

Accepting Applications Heavy Equipment Operators Plant Operators Prior experience not required for some positions Visit us at Or send us an email at

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Mission Minded Childcare. Mission-minded person(s) to care for traumatized children. Rewarding work. Two campuses (Kerrville & L e a k e y ) . Tr a i n i n g , benefits. Room & board. Family-style homes. Call 830-367-6111. M-F, 8-5, or email contact@youth-ranch. org. Hill Country Youth Ranch. EOE.

Help Wanted: Bridge Carpenter, Rod Busters, and Laborers. Archer Western, Marble Falls. EOE. 830-6933740.

Now LeasiNg

BURNET-1BR./1BA. apartment. Large living room, high ceilings, and newly remodeled. $450/ month. No Smoking/No Pets. 512-755-4069.

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home on CR 250 in Burnet. $700 a month and $500 deposit. No inside smoking or pets. Team Cravey Properties LLC. (512) 341-3546.

IMMACULATE. 3/2.5/2 with views of lake and hill country. 2 Eating areas, two living areas. Well kept and ready for new owner. $174,900. Walker & Assoc. 830-693-5549.


Burnet: 1 Bedroom Apartment for rent. $400 a month. Landlord pays water. Call 512-756-7519.

Lake Buchanan. 2/2 house. $625. + elec. W/D hookups, deposit, lease. NO PETS. Hwy. 261. 512-793-2752.

MEADOWLAKES, Completely remodeled 3/2/2 golf course home, in gated community, Huge covered patio, split bedroom plan, beautiful kitchen with granite counters, formal dining, hardwood & tile floors. $249,900 Walker & Assoc. 830-693-5549.

Looking for Caring & Compassionate Person That Likes to Work with the Elderly in a Friendly Environment.

Reduced security Deposit

1, 2 and 3 Bedrooms available Reduced or Free Rent

Call for details Merchandise Appliances

Part Time Dishwasher

Apply in person

Gateway Gardens and Villa 605 Gateway Central Marble Falls, TX Gateway Park (south of the bridge)


$200 off First Month’s Rent Limited Time Beautiful Framed Mirror. 36”x61”. Looks Great Over Sofa or Any Large Area. $250. 830-6137038. 25HP Outboard Motor. $750. Call George at 830-596-1977. Musical Instruments

For Sale-Mahogany Baby Grand Piano, in excellent condition. Also over 100 old sheet music, in Good and Fair condition. Call 512-793-6383.

Livestock Pets

Feed, Supplies

Hygienist Needed-FT 4 Days. Growing progressive practice, is looking for a professional with good communication skills. Send resume to: Want to make finding a job easier and make more money? Take a QuickBooks course to enhance your administrative skills. For more information call Trudy Kelley/CPA. (325) 388-8386.

MARBLE FALLS: 1st Month Free with 1 YR. lease! 2BR/1.5BA. apartments at 1600 & 1604 Stony Ridge Court; new owners are making huge improvements in these 900 square feet units; $625/mo; TJM Realty Group; 830693-1100;


Need a Sugar Fix!!! Sugar Gliders for Sale. Call Mark: 512-3326163.

Visiting Angels Homecare in Marble Falls is seeking experieced, professional, dependable caregivers. CNA helpful, but not required. Pays $9.00/hour and up. We are growing rapidly and hiring weekly. Thorough background checks are performed including criminal background, driving record, and more. Must speak, read and write English fluently. If interested call job line at 830-6377203. You will be contacted for a phone interview. No walk in applications are accepted and you must pass phone interview before personal interview is even scheduled.


Now LeasiNg


Fertilized coastal hay for sale. Great for horses. 4 X 51/2 round bales from last year’s cutting. $45.00 This years cutting $75.00 Will load. Call Tony @ 512-715-2510.

Rentals Apartments

Lake Buchanan waterfront 1/1 apt. $400 + elec. Deposit. Lease. NO PETS. Hwy. 261. 512793-2752. BURNET: 2BR.-1BA. apartment; quiet country setting; water-sewer-trash paid; 1st month free with 1 year lease; $575/mo; TJM Realty Group; 830-693-1100

TJM Realty Group LOGO


1, 2 & 3 bedrooms Income Restricted

Call for details *Some restrictions apply


Granite Shoals Campground. Fall Special. Trailers/Lots for rent. $85 weekly-and up. With utilities & WIFI. Call 830598-6247. 2BR./1BA. Spacious living, downtown Marble Falls. $560/month. No Smoking/No Pets. 1,000 sq. ft. 512-7554069.

Now LeasiNg

THE VISTAS APARTMENTS $99 Total Move -in on all 2 bedrooms $149 total move-in for all 3 bedrooms

Open Saturdays

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Call for details *Some restrictions apply

830-798-8171 ALL BILLS PAID! Daily-Weekly-Monthly. Huge, fully furnished efficiencies, on Highway 29, near Inks Lake. Free Cablevision and WiFi. Call 512-793-2838. All rental and real estate ads are subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act which makes it Illegal to Advertise Say Preference, Limitation or Discrimination, based on Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Handicap, or Family Status or National Origin! This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate, which is in violation of the law.

LLANO SQUARE APARTMENTS $250.00 off first months rent for qualified applicants. Income based

1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms Available Rental assistance for eligible applicants central A/C & Heat, all Electric, Laundry Room available, water/sewer/garbage included.

Running a move-in special Guarantee

VOTED MARBLE FALLS FINEST Now Leasing Single-story. 1 and 2 Bedroom Units. Gated. Attached garages. 830-798-2700

*Some restrictions apply


Assisted Living

The City of Horseshoe Bay, Texas is seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Utility Field Operator. High School Diploma or GED and acceptable driving record required. Previous backhoe experience preferred. Knowledge of repairs to water distribution and wastewater collection systems preferred with a Water or Wastewater Certification desirable. Starting Salary Range: $13.49 - $16.86 (DOQ) with excellent benefits including vacation, medical, dental, life insurance, and retirement. Obtain an application from our website at Or call (830) 598-9961. Mail to: City of Horseshoe Bay, Attn: L. Willms, P.O. Box 7765, Horseshoe Bay, TX. Position open until filled. EOE

Kingsland Trails

325.247.3048 1100 Haynie St. Llano TX, 78643

RIDGEMONT VILLAGE LOGO MARBLE FALLS; 1BR. Creekside Apartments; conveniently located near shopping and HEB; best value in the City; from $410/mo; TJM Realty Group; 830-693-1100

TJM Realty Group LOGO Studio apartment in Smithwick. Call 830-7984323. Townhome, Condo Rentals

Now LeasiNg $99 Total Move-in

Turtle Creek Townhomes 2, & 3 Bedrooms

Burnet, 4BR./2BA Custom home built in 2009. Available October 1st! $1275 a month, plus $1000 deposit. Pets considered, w/pet deposit. One year lease and references required. Call or text 512-585-1838. 3BR./2BA./2 Car garage, in Marble Falls. Pets accepted. $1,175/month, plus deposit. 505-681-0887.. Lake Buchanan Waterfront Home- 2/2/2, open view of lake. Great home on West side. $1200.00/ month$1000.00 deposit. Call Ron 512-417-2120. “Lake Buchanan Waterfront Home-3/2Furnished with open view of lake. large home for $1200.00/month$1200.00 deposit. Call Ron 512-417-2120.” BURNET: 3BR. HOMES; great selection; preferred north side; highly rated Burnet School District; pets considered; from $825/mo; TJM Realty Group; 830-693-1100; tjmrealtygroup

Full Size Washer & Dryer Connections

Southwest Village 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths

Call for details

*Some restrictions apply

830.798.8259 HSB. 3BR./3.5BA Townhome. One year lease. $500/Deposit, $1,000/ Month. Water, TV, and Internet furnished. W/D. Call 830-385-1543. HORSESHOE BAY: 1BR. & 2BR. Condos & Duplexes; 1 level or highrise; centrally located in beautiful Horseshoe Bay; long term rentals from $650/mo; TJM Realty Group; 830-693-1100;

TJM Realty Group LOGO Horseshoe Bay, 2/2.5. Move in ready. Deck overlooking pond. $795/ month. Includes utilities, minus electric. Single car garage, W/D hook ups, fireplace. Call 805-4488549 or Beverly, 512755-2082. beverly@markfoxreal 2BR./1.5BA. Horseshoe Bay condo. Hill Country and Lake Views. Swimming pool. Water-trash paid. $850/ month plus deposit. Tom Taylor. 512-736-1947. Duplexes for Rent

MARBLE FALLS; 3BR.2BA Luxury Duplexes; granite counters; custom cabinets; garage; great location; from $895; TJM realty Group; 830-693-1100;


2BR./1.5 Single Wide Mobile Home in Granite Shoals. $550/month plus deposit. Must have good references. 830-5986885 830-798-5655. MARBLE FALLS; 2BR. & 3BR. Manufactured Homes; all with 2 bathrooms; near Johnson Park; quiet setting; no pets allowed; from $; TJM Realty Group; 830693-1100;

Luxury 2/2 Duplex in Burnet. Available November 1st. Upgrades include Granite kitchen Tops, Custom Built Cabinets, Crown molding, chair rail, large rooms and closets, washer and dryer and Stainless kitchen Appliances, including side by side refrigerator. $975 per month. (512) 734-3171. Houses for Rent

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home at 104 N. Vanderveer in Burnet. $1,100 a Month, and $750.00 Deposit. No inside smoking or pets. Team Cravey Properties LLC. (512)341-3546.

LAKE BUCHANAN. Waterfront home priced at off water price! Custom 3/2.5/2 with 2000 SF. of LA on 2 waterfront lots. Sunroom, workshop, sprinkler system, gotgeous grounds. Well maintained property. $225,000 Walker & Assoc. 830-693-5549. NEAR THE LAKE. Only a few years old! 3/2/2 on 3 lots with access to lake just down the street! Granite counters, split bedroom plan, much more! Very nice home. $171,900 Walker & Assoc. 830-693-5549. C O T T O N W O O D SHORES. A must see! Two bedroom home on 4 lots with 16x20 detached hobby room or workshop. Unique property! $95,000 Walker & Assoc. 830-6935549. C O T T O N W O O D SHORES. Very nice 3/2 on 2 lots with garage, security system, storage building, fenced yard. $99,500 Walker & Assoc. 830-6935549. Lots, Acreage

FOR LEASE/SALE. 14 Acres. located 2 miles South on US 281. Marble Falls. (320 Rocky Road). Great for livestock, Commercial, or Mobile RV Park. $750/month. 210655-3105. Business

Auto Repair Shop for sale. Highway 29, Buchanan Dam. Fully equipped, except for hand tools. Established for 12 years; with good customer base. 512-755-6898 or 512-755-6897. Mobile Homes for Sale

TJM Realty Group LOGO. Business Rentals


512-868-0709 HOME OF THE YEAR. Best of the best.4/2, All the goodies. 2400 sq. ft. Introductory pricing. Call Village Homes for details. Call 1-866-899-5394. rbi3223.

Waterfront Rentals

Live at the lake!! RV sites include water, elect., septic, WIFI. Beautiful Lake views and access. Great location, close to Kingsland (7 miles). Burnet (12 miles), Llano (15 miles). 512-7553803.


LIVE IN THE COUNTRY! 3/2/2 On 2 acres with a ground pool, outdoor kitchen, 2 covered RV parking area, large metal barn, workshop, pool bath and completely remodeled kitchen. Very nice property! $285,000. Walker & Assoc. 830-693-5549.

Houses for Sale RBI 36690


H I G H L A N D H AV E N . Updated 4/2.5 3100 SF. home on 3 1/2 waterfront lots. Double dock, 3 car detached garage. Fabulous grounds and amazing open water views. Owner-finance. $695,000 Walker & Assoc. 830-6935549 AMPLE SPACE. 3/2.5 Manufactured home on 7 lots, with numerous outbuildings, gazebo for entertaining & sprinkler system. $95,000 Walker & Assoc. 830-693-5549.


WARM, FUN, PROFESSIONAL couple eager to provide your child love and happiness forever. Expenses paid, Ann and Peter. Call 1-800-5931730; annpeter102@ or go to www. AUCTIONS

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Check out our Garage Sale Packages: Starting st $29.95. Includes Signs & Price Tags & 1x1.5 Display Ad. Call 830693-4367, x211

RITCHIE BROS. unreserved public equipment auctions. Oct. 17; Hammond, LA. and Oct. 24 Shreveport, LA. Large equipment selection, no minimum bids, everyone welcome. DRIVERS

$6000 SIGN-ON and retention bonus for new lease purchase drivers. New trucks, great pay, good home-time for Texas drivers. Hirschbach Motor Lines, 1-888-514-6005; ATTENTION DEDICATED and regional drivers. Averitt offers excellent benefits and hometime. CDL-A required, 1-888362-8608. Recent grads with a CDL-A, 1-6 weeks paid training. Apply online at, EOE CRST OFFERS the best lease purchase program. Sign-on bonus. No down payment or credit check. Great pay, Class-A CDL required. Owner operators welcome. Call 1-866304-7301 CRST OFFERS the best lease purchase program. Sign-on bonus. No down payment or credit check. Great pay, Class-A CDL required. Owner operators welcome. Call 1-866267-7107 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED now! Learn to drive for Werner Enterprises. Earn $800 per week. No experience needed. CDL and job ready in 15 days. 1-888734-6710 DRIVERS TO PULL flatbeds locally. Offices in Alvarado 1-936-672-5185, Conroe 1-936-672-2368, Seguin 1-830-372-2300. Mileage plus drop and benefits. Call for details EXPERIENCED FLATBED DRIVERS Regional opportunities now open with plenty of freight and great pay. 1-800-2770212 or NEED CLASS A CDL TRAINING? Start a career in trucking today! Swift Academies offer PTDI certified courses and offer ìBest-In-Classî training. New academy classes weekly. No money down or credit check.


October 5th

Johnson Park Marble Falls Setup 7am Open 9am-4pm Call Chamber for spots 830-693-2815

Certified mentors ready and available. Paid while training with mentor. Regional and dedicated opportunities, great career path, excellent benefits package. Please call: 1866-259-8142 PAID CDL Training! No experience needed. Stevens Transport will sponsor the cost of your CDL training. Earn up to $40K first year and $70K third year. Excellent benefits, 1-888-726-4130, EOE PARTNERS IN EXCELLENCE OTR drivers, APU equipped, pre-pass, EZpass, passenger policy. 2012 and newer equipment. 100% NO touch. Butler Transport 1-800-528-7825 SAFE TUBS

SAFE STEP WALK-IN TUB Alert for seniors, bathroom falls can be fatal. Approved by Arthritis Foundation. Therapeutic jets with less than 4 inch step-in. Wide door, anti-slip floors, American made, installation included. Call 1-888-960-2587 for $750 Off. RECEIVE YOUR PAPER IN THE MAIL!! SUBSCRIBE TODAY! 830-693-4367.

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AIRLINE CAREERS begin here. Become an Aviation Maintenance Technician. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified. Housing available, job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance. Dallas:1800-475-4102 or Houston: 1-800-743-1392 HELP WANTED

MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES needed! Train to become a medical office assistant now! Online job training gets you ready. Job placement when program completed. Call for details! 1-888-368-1638; com. AT T N : 2 9 S E R I O U S PEOPLE! Work from anywhere using a computer. Up to $1500-$5000 pt/ ft. www.123bizathome. com. REAL ESTATE

A B S O L U T E LY T H E BEST VIEW Lake Medina/Bandera, 1/4 acre tract, central W/S/E, RV,

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M/H or house OK only $830 down, $235 month (12.91%/10yr), Guaranteed financing, more information call 1-830460-8354

386.75 ACRES just 20 miles North of Brackettville TX. Paved access and surrounded by large ranches. Lots of game, water and electric available. $1200/acre. Contact Jay 1-409-739-9701 or Darrell 1-409-770-4203.

out! Best savings on remaining clearance buildings. Garages, shelters, homes, 20x22, 25x30, 30x40, 35x56, 40x70. Make offer and low payments. Call Ashley 1800-991-9251

ACREAGE REPO with septic tank, pool, pier, ramp. Owner finance. Granbury 1-210-4223013

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AFFORDABLE RESORT LIVING on Lake Fork. RV and manufactured housing OK! Guaranteed financing with 10% down. Lots starting as low as $6900. Call Josh, 1-903-878-7265






SIERRA VISTA RANCH 349.14 acres, $325/acre. Tract 17 in Terrell County near Dryden. 2-miles south of HWY 90. Deer, javelina, birds. Owner financed. 1-210-7344009. $106 MONTH BUYS l a n d f o r R V, M H o r cabin. Gated ent r y, $ 6 9 0 d o w n , ($6900/10.91%/7yr) 90-days same as cash, Guaranteed financing, 1-936-377-3235




“General Fee Ordinance”


City of Marble Falls 800 Third Street Marble Falls, TX 78654

PUBLIC NOTICE MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS REQUIRED BY ORDER OF THE CITY COUNCIL, THE CITY OF BURNET HAS IMPLEMENTED STAGE TWO- MODERATE DROUGHT CONDITIONS MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS OF THE ADOPTED DROUGHT CONTINGENCY AND WATER EMERGENCY PLAN. Effective October 1, 2013, the City of Burnet has implemented the following water restrictions: Prohibited Uses: • Non-essential water use such as washing house windows, sidings, eaves and roof with a hose, and without the use of a bucket; washing driveways, streets, curbs, and gutters and washing vehicles without a positive cut-off valve and bucket. • Water-waste which includes; allowing water to run off into a gutter, ditch, drain, or right of way; failing to repair a controllable leak; washing sidewalks, driveways, parking areas, tennis courts, patios, or other paved areas, except to alleviate immediate health or fire hazards. • All outdoor uses between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. except with a hand-held hose equipped with a positive shut-off nozzle, hand-held bucket, or a drip irrigation system. This in cludes the washing of automobiles, trucks, trailers and other types of mobile equipment. This does not apply when conducted on the immediate premises of a commercial car wash or com mercial service station. • The refilling or adding of water to swimming and/or wading pools is prohibited except on designated outdoor use days between the hours of 7:00 pm and 11:00 am. This does not apply to public swimming and/or wading pools not equipped with filtration and recirculation equipment which must be drained and filled daily pursuant to health regulations. • The use of any ornamental fountain or other structure making similar use of water is prohibited. 5-Day Watering Schedule: All customers or persons who use the water utility of the City of Burnet will be required to participate in the 5-Day Watering Schedule for outdoor uses and only on designated water use days. Outdoor use will be prohibited between the hours of 11:00 am and 7:00 pm. Outdoor uses include watering lawns, shrubs, and other types of outdoor vegetation, washing vehicles, boats and trailers, the use of landscape sprinkler systems and irrigation, recreational use of sprinklers and outdoor showers. The above restrictions do not apply to the irrigation of commercial nurseries; however, these establishments will curtail all non-essential water use and voluntarily follow the restrictions set out above. Outdoor use of water shall only occur on designated days, dependent upon the last digit of the address which appears on the utility bill for the property in question. Weekend use is discouraged during voluntary conservation and prohibited during mandatory conservation so as to make the plan manageable. The schedule is as follows: Your watering day is If your address ends with

Monday 1 or 2

Tuesday 3 or 4

By Order of the City Council of the City of Burnet. September 24, 2013

Wednesday 5 or 6

Thursday 7 or 8

Friday 9 or 0



II.Commercial Services MONTHLY SERVICE RATE 2x/WK 3x/WK 4x/WK

$ 28.29



$ -





$ -

$ -

$ 76.36 $89.33 $104.66 $125.62 $152.68

$122.85 $161.74 $198.18 $229.67 $265.18

$159.86 $189.03 $229.67 $266.71 $315.18

$202.50 $220.10 $278.44 $323.03 $377.68

$101.35 $ 101.35 $105.76 $105.76 $110.16

$ 11.73

Per month

III.Vacation Home Rental Services (as defined in Chapter 40-2 of Code of Ordinances) SERVICE MONTHLY SERVICE RATE CLASS 1x/WK 2x/WK 3x/WK 4x/WK EXTRA PICKUP 96 $28.29 $53.02 $$$29.33 GALLON EXTRA $16.16 $32.33 $$$CART IV.City Cleanup Administrative Fee (per Ordinance) … Passed and approved this 24th day of September, 2013.


APPROVED: /s/ Dennis A. Maier, Mayor ATTEST: Elaine Simpson, City Secretary



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Support your Local Businesses! Handyman Work

I will d o it all!

All types of construction, remodeling, decks, pressure washing, painting, fences, treehouse, tree trimming, plumbing, electrical

Free Estimates!

Over 25 Years Experience

Give Juan a Call

956-532-0403 RainwateR ColleCtion

Best Stone Work

SeamleSS Rain GutteRS

15 yrs experience call Jay

Over 10 Years Experience • Quality Custom Service 5” or 6” Seamless Gutters in FREE RAIN FREE 24 Colors plus Galvalume. GAUGE WITH ESTIMATES! COMPLETED Rhino Leaf Guard Gutter Covers.






Mailbox’s, Flowerbeds, patio, walkway, house veneer, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, and fire pits and cultured stone.


Everything But the Rain


Free Estimates!

307 Hwy 281 N. Johnson City, TX

Office: (830) 868-2313 • Cell: (512) 947-8191


There’s a new stylist in town!

GRAND OPENING OCTOBER 1ST Call and make your appointment today.

JM Huffman

Heating and Air Solutions, Inc. 15 years experience

Matthew Huffman (830) 385-5160

TACLB51902E Family owned and operated


Free Hair Cut

Grille Guards • Front Ends • Nerf Bars B&W Goosenecks • Tool Boxes Trailers Hitches & More!!

with any color service for new clients. Good through October 31st



1101 6th StreetMarble Falls

$200 off 1st months’ rent 2 bedroom / 1 bath. Rent your apartment, while units are available.

CALL NOW 830.693.9800 Over 35 Years of Experience

Quality Gunite Pools


le ef

cting the Be st

Owner Designed and Supervised


Texas RiveR Pools Kingsland, Texas

Office: (325) 388-5500 Cell: (512) 784-6863

Dayton R. Warden, Jr., R.Ph., D.D.S.

General Dentistry * Cosmetic * Implants Monday-Thursday 8 am - 5 pm


Care Credit Financing

Fax: 512-355-2076 email:

1220 Hwy 29 W. P.O. Box 444 Bertram, Texas 78605

Scan for Androids

• 3/2.5 Townhouse available • Large master bedroom w/ walk-in closet • Beautiful view of the Hill Country • W/D connections • Attached garage • Private back patio • Attentive, onsite management and maintenance

Don’t miss our Business & Service Coupon Savings! Download our Lake Country Life App for Android & iPhone or at & Deals & Steals

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Special Attendant

We are now hiring dependable, energetic home care attendants.



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Burnet County

Abstracts of Judgment • Lakeway 900, Ltd., Skinman Inc., Brad Beaty and John Scannell, Plaintiff: $595,978.48. • Patricia A. Terney, Carey E. Strother, Plaintiff: $1,710.24. • American Bank of Texas, Terry G. Krause, Plaintiff: $2,582.87. • Public Employees Credit Union, Michael S. Burton, Plaintiff: $19,400.76. • Public Employees Credit Union, Daniel Burnett, Plaintiff: $16,992.50.

Native Plant Week Celebration


Burnet Mayor Gary Wideman, right, has proclaimed Oct. 5 to be recognized as a Day of Celebration of Texas Native Plants in the city. Fred Zagst, president of the local Native Plant Society of Texas, and Pat Campbell, vice-president of the Highland Lakes Master Naturalist chapter were on hand for the proclamation. These groups, along with the Highland Lakes Master Gardeners, Birding & Wildflower Society, and the Friends of Inks Dam National Fish Hatchery, are planning their 4th annual Native Plant Festival and Garden Tour with the theme “Bring Back the Monarchs to Texas.” The festival will be held at Inks Dam National Fish Hatchery on the morning of Oct. 5. For more information visit www.yantislakesidegardens. com/npsot

Steve Havill at Lake Shore Library Lake Shore Library will be hosting a two day event with Author Steve Havill. The first event is Dinner with the Author and will be held Oct. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the library at 7346 Hwy 261 in Buchanan Dam. Tickets are $20 and will include a full course meal, desserts and drinks.

Following the meal Mr. Havill will share his experiences, stories and secrets. The second event will be a writers’ workshop held Oct. 12 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the library. Havill will lead the workshop “So you’ve always wanted to write a novel?”

The workshop is limited to 15 people and registration is required for this workshop. Also on Oct. 12 there will be a Meet & Greet along with a book signing following the workshop. For registration or more information contact 325.379.1174.

Burnet National Night Out set Burnet will be hosting a national night out party Oct. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pavilion at the Wallace Riddell Park. There will be food

and drinks along with face painting, kid’s safety identification kits, finger printing, safety education items, meet the police, fire and EMS departments.

The Wallace Riddell Park is located at Hwy. 29 East at Rhomberg, Burnet. For more information on this event please call 512.756.2402.

Assumed Names • Hill Country Outlet, 1900 Hwy 29 W., Burnet, Dennis Brown. • Sensational Smiles Dental Lab, 513 Industrial Blvd., Marble Falls, David A. Sens. • Sunshine Doxies, 7517 CR 336, Bertram, Brian Klosterhoff and Theresa Klosterhoff. • Lake Hills Counseling, 711 S. Water St., Burnet, Karen Michie and Carrie Carrington. • Nelson Tax Service, 1811 Hwy 281 N. Suite 7, Marble Falls, Stacey Nelson. • Absolutely Organic, 142 CR 127, Kingsland, Christine G. Bowman. • 2 Bits a Dollar Bookkeeping, PO Box 9099, Horseshoe Bay, Heather Weaver. • Shayne McBride & Associates, 809 N. Water St., Burnet, Shayne McBride. • Safe: Bertram Car Wash,320 N. Grange St., Bertram, Milton E. Stark. • Safe, 435 E. Hwy. 29, Bertram, Milton E. Stark. • Safe: Nutcracker Station, 435 E. Hwy. 29, Bertram, Milton E. Stark. • Safe: Bertram Mini Storage, 435 E. Hwy. 29, Bertram, Milton E. Stark. • Marble Falls Mudcats Baseball, 309 Limestone, Marble Falls, Rick Hughes. • Karen Michie Counseling, 711 W. Water St., Burnet, Karen Michie. Warranty Deeds • Orion Knox Jr. and Han H. Knox, surface rights only, Tract No. 20, 21, 22, 26, 25 and 27, Shady Creek Ranches, Burnet, Orion Knox Jr. and Jan H. Knox. • Sondra Mobley, .121 acres of land, Eugenio Perez Survey No. 41, Abstract No. 672, Burnet, Crista Bromley. • John M. Henry and Anita A. Henry, 185.966 acres of land, Willis Edson Survey No. 1061, Abstract No. 290, Burnet, Daniel L. Doss Family LP. • First State Bank Central Texas, Lot No. 1014, The Legends, Burnet, Sammy G. Pickering and Gaye L. Pickering. • Shyler D. Floyd and Jessica L. Floyd, tract one, 4 acres of land, Williamson County School Land Survey, Abstract No. 942, Red River RR Company Survey No. nine, Abstract No. 1126, tract two, fifty foot non-exclusive roadway easement, Burnet, Ira D. Floyd and Terri R. Floyd. • Chester S. Fondy and Dorothy M. Fondy, surface rights only, Lot No. 470, Woodlawn Hills Section, Sherwood Shores, Marian Jarrad and Thomas Jarrad. • Don W. Ruble, Lot No. three, Ruble Addition No. two, Burnet, Michael G. Owen. • Charles L. Willis, south six feet of lot no. 13, all of Lot No. 14 and 15, north 15 feet of Lot No. 16 and west 22 feet of Lot No. seven and eight, Block No. 30, Marble Falls, Charles L. Willis. • CBD of Lehigh Acres LLC, Lot No. K15052, South Horseshoe Bay, Betty S. Cook and Mike Richards. • Bryan D. Milliorn and Lynita Milliorn, .08 acres of land out of Lot No. seven, Block No. four, Hamilton

Creek Addition, Burnet, Crawford Development. • Darrell K. Richter, .362 acres of land, Joseph Baker Survey No. 28, Burnet, Felix Solis and Gloria Flores. • Wilma P. Pace, surface rights only, Lot Nos. 626 and 627, Spicewood Beach, Courtney Spence and Matthew Spence. • John G. Hardy and Emmett E. Wassell Jr., Lot No. 2007, The Legends Subdivision, Burnet, Jerry L. Rogers and Karolyn W. Rogers. • Norman Jones and Janet Jones, Lot No. 2008, The Legends Subdivision, Burnet, Jerry L. Rogers and Karolyn W. Rogers. • Connor Montgomery and Emily Montgomery, Lot Nos. 18 and 19, Granite Rock Subdivision, Burnet, Michael A. Minor and Dona Minor. • Karl S. Hisle and Ramona Hisle, Lot No. four, Block No. four, Bertram, Lisa L. Klein. • Keith A. Crawford and April M. Crawford, south one-half of Lot No. three, Block No. 93, Bertram, Bobby Crawford and Keith Crawford. Deeds of Trust • Leroy A. Blake and Betty R. Newman, 1501 CR 214, Bertram, $214,550, Quicken Loans. • Anthony M. Ribera and Corine R. Ribera, 218 Cailin Crt., Burnet, $132,554, Southwest Funding LP. • Les Gann and Amanda Dukes, 232 Granite Blvd., Marble Falls, $153,450, Wells Fargo Bank. • Vuthy Va and Aun Tob, Lot No. one, Block B, Campo Colinas Phase one, Bertram, $225,000, First Texas Bank. • Robert P. Cormier and Charla A. Cormier, 103 Highland Estates Dr., Highland Haven, $258,726, HNB Mortgage. • TJM Properties, LP, 1000 Lewis Dr., Burnet, $130,000, First State Bank of Burnet. • Danny A. Marks, 107 N. Gregory Cv., Burnet, $179,200, Georgetown Mortgage LLC. • Mark Kelldorf and Glenda Kelldorf, 106 Bunny Run, Horseshoe Bay, $1,237,500, Community Bank. • Roger D. Harrell Jr. and Deanna M. Harrell, 1501 CR 330, Burnet, $174,400, Wells Fargo Bank. • Envision2 Properties LLC, 5.89 acres of land, JH Johnson Survey No. 16, Abstract No. 477, Burnet, $900,000, Security State Bank. • John M. Ritchey and Andra G. Ritchey, 285 Meadowlakes Dr., Meadowlakes, $149,600, HNB Mortgage. • Steven E. McClendon and Ursula H. McClendon, 3107 W. Oak Ridge Dr., Marble Falls, $156,000, AMCAP Mortgage Ltd. • Michael G. Delgado and Teresa C. Delgado, Lot No. eight, Block No. C, Double Horn Section four, Burnet, American Bank. • Gerard B. Nery Jr. and Sharon L. Nery, 1051 Twisted Oak Dr., Marble Falls, $417,000, Wells Fargo Bank. Marriages • Ananias M. Jaramillo, Rosanely A. Hernandez, 09/08/2013. • Ramon J. Soto, Maria E. Martinez, 09/10/2013. • Cheyene L. Beasley, Susan N. McLeod, 09/11/2013. • Stephen J. Barbre, Carla A. Shaffer, 09/12/2013. • Jake A. Smith, Sarah E. Trahan, 09/13/2013. • Raymundo Govea-Arredondo, Alicia Perez, 09/14/2013. • Robert L. Summa III, Jennifer M. Curtis, 09/14/2013. • Bugene S. Baker III, Barbara S. Roybal, 09/14/2013.

Burnet County Jail Log The following persons have been booked into the Burnet County Jail on the dates indicated. Their inclusion in this list is not intended to be a judgment of guilt or innocence and should not be construed as one. BCJ = Burnet County Jail BCSO = Burnet County Sheriff’s Office BLCO = Blanco County Sheriff’s Office BPD = Burnet Police Department BTPD = Bertram Police Department CTWD = Cottonwood Shores Police Dept. DPS = Department of Public Safety GSPD = Granite Shoals Police Dept. HSBPD = Horseshoe Bay Police Dept. ICE = Immigration and Customs Enforcement LLSO = Llano County Sheriff’s Office MFPD = Marble Falls Police Dept. OOC = Out of County SOU = Special Operations Unit BCSO TPW = Texas Parks & Wildlife RIU = Release Information Unknown CONST = Constable LPSO = Lampasas County Sheriff’s Office JC = Johnson County OTH = Other LCRA = Lower Colorado River Authority Sept .20 Alexander, Brian Keith, 39, by BCSO, on charges of open container- driver, not secured by a seatbelt, failure to maintain financial responsibility, driving while license invalid, display expired license plate, possession of a controlled substance <1 gram, possession of marijuana <2 ounces, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to identify fugitive; RIU. Blair, Clara Jean, 50, by BCJ, driving while intoxicated; weekend commitment. Hart, Ryan Cory, 31, by BCSO, on charges of resisting arrest, terroristic threat, criminal mischief; Surety Bond. Holland, Nicole Dawn, 32, by GSPD, on charge of driving while license invalid; Personal Recognizance. Wills, Kyley Denton, 23, by

BPD, on charge of minor in possession of alcohol; RIU. Sept. 21 Avila, Gabriel Isaac, 35, by BPD, on charge of public intoxication; Surety Bond. Dezaux, Phillipe Joseph, 45, by BCSO, on charge of possession of a controlled substance < 1 gram; RIU. Salazar, Breanda Lynne, 45, by BPD, on charges of possession of a controlled substance <28 grams, theft of property >=$50<$500; Surety Bond. Walker, Eric, 22, by BCSO, on charge of prohibit substance correction facility; weekend commitment. Sept. 22 Griffin, Bobby Sr., 43, by DPS, on charge of possession of marijuana < 2 ounces; Surety Bond. Pacheco, Angelita Rodriguez, 37, by MFPD, on charge of burglary of a habitation; Surety Bond. Reifel, Robert Charles, 39, by BCSO, on charges of possession of marijuana < 2 ounces, child support; RIU. Sept. 23 Andrews, Johnny Wayne, 46, by LPSO, on charges of failure to yield right of way, assault causing bodily injury to a family member; Laid out Fine. Hamilton, Kenneth Ray, 30, by BTPD, on charge of possession of a controlled substance <1 gram in a drug free zone, evading arrest; RIU. Hart, Aubrey Floyd Jr., 35, by BPD, on charge of driving while intoxicated 3rd or more offense; Surety Bond. Quinlan, Charles Francis, 51, by MFPD, on charge of public intoxication; Laid out Fine. Surles, Jamal, 40, by BTPD, on charges of assault on family member with prior conviction, evading arrest; RIU. Sept. 24 Cowen, Guy Chance, 26, by CTWPD, on charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; Surety Bond. Croyle, Kirsterfor Harold, 21, by DPS, on charges of manufacturing and delivering of a controlled substance >=1 gram <4 grams, possession of marijuana >4 ounces <=5 pounds, possession of a prohibited weapon knuckles; Surety Bond.

Dilworth, Maria Daniel, 24, by CTWPD, on charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; Surety Bond. Reeves, Jammie Don, 27, by DPS, on charges of possession of a prohibited weapon knuckles, possession of marijuana >4 ounces <=5 pounds; Surety Bond. Ruiz, Pedro Jr., 30, by BCSO, on charge of forgery of a financial instrument; RIU. Thorp, Pascal Jefferson, 35, by GSPD, on charge of public intoxication; Cash Bond. Sept. 25 Brabandt, Shawn Elvin, 32, by BCSO, on charge of criminal trespassing; RIU. Hedden, Jason, Rudolph, 43, by Const1, on charges of driving while license suspended, failure to appear; RIU. Heintzleman, Stephanie Maie, 30, by OOC, on charges of robbery, theft of firearm; RIU. Hogan, Melanie Rose, 35, by MFPD, on charge of driving while intoxicated; Surety Bond. Ontiveros, Alex, 52, by BTPD, on charge of driving while license suspended with previous conviction; Surety Bond. Sept. 26 Brooks, Lelon Ray, 31, by BCSO, on charge of theft of property >=$20<$500 by check; RIU. Garza, Fransisco, 32, by BPD, on charge of assault of a family member; RIU. Maldonado, Andrew Thomas, 19, by MFPD, on charges of criminal mischief >=$50<$500, possession of marijuana <2 ounces; RIU. Marshall, Nicole Marie, 30, by LLSO, on charges of forgery of a financial instrument, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to appear; RIU. Quinlan, Charles Francis, 51, by BPD, on charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct; RIU. Spohn, Alan Darwin, 28, by BCSO, on charge of motion to adjudicate guilt; Surety Bond. Suarez, Enrique Alexandro, 21, by DPS, on charge of driving while license suspended with previous conviction; Surety Bond. Vasquez, Roland, 27, by TPW, on charge assault on a family member with priors; RIU. Wallace-McMeans, Mandy Renee, 32, by MFPD, on charge of criminal trespass; Surety Bond.

Burnet, Texas

Burnet Bulletin

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013

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Sports Players of the Week

Burnet vs Taylor

Jarrett Thornley

Scores: First: 7-0 Burnet Burnet: (7:12) Kiser to Parisher 7-yards, Melvin PAT, 7-0 Second: 20-2 Burnet Burnet: (7:00) Kiser to Campbell, 31-yrds, Melvin PAT, 14-0 Taylor: (3:41) Safety, 14-2 Burnet: (:12) Kiser to Parisher 12-yrds, PAT failed, 20-2 Third: 27-17 Burnet Taylor: 79-yrd rush TD, two-point conv., 20-10 Burnet: (1:59) Kiser to Parisher 19-yrds, Melvin PAT, 27-10 Taylor: 33-yrds rush, PAT good, 27-17 Fourth: 34-24 Burnet Burnet: (6:47) Barksdale 1-yrd rush, Melvin PAT, 34-17 Taylor: (1:26) 13-yrd rush, PAT good, 34-24

FB Offensive Alex Melvin

FB Special Teams Jeremy Ayers

Total Offensive StatsTeam Offensive Stats Passing: 24-38, 284 yrds, 4TDs Rushing: 34-174 yrds, 1TD Player Stats PassingKiser: 24-38, 284 yrds, 4TDs ReceivingParisher: 9-106 yrds, 3TDs Jones: 5-88 yrds Campbell: 3-57 yrds, 1TD Foster: 3-27 yrds Hafley: 3-9 yrds RushingHafley: 13-101 yrds Jo.Brown: 9-39 yrds Barksdale: 6-29 yrds, 1TD Foster: 2-4 yrds Defensive StatsPassing: 7-15 for 67 yrds, 1INT Rushing: 3TDs



Player Stats Ayers: 7ST, 1BH, 1DP Armentrout: 1ST, 2AT, 1PP Barksdale: 1ST, 2AT Bell: 2ST Brown: 3ST Chafin: 2AT Cox: 1ST, 4AT Dewbre: 1AT, 1TFL Hall: 4ST, 5AT, 1TFL, 2PP Krause: 5ST, 2AT, 1S, 1INT Mardis: 6ST, 2AT, 2S Massingill: 3ST, 2AT McElroy: 5ST, 4AT, 1TFL, 1BH Medrano: 2ST, 1AT, 1TFL, 1S, 1PP Readance: 2ST Thomas: 1ST, 2AT Walker: 1ST, 2AT, 1TFL, 1PP Defensive Key: ST solo tackle, AT assisted tackle, TFL tackle for loss, S sack, PP pressure pass, DP deflected pass, INT interception, FF forced fumble, FR fumble recovery, BH big hit, BP big play, STT special teams tackle, B block. Big Hit: Jake McElroy Big Block: Jonathan Brown

District Update Burnet 34-Taylor 24 B’Wood 35-Sweetwater 30 Liberty Hill 21-Wimberley 10

Lampasas 35-China Spring 14

LaVega 37-Gatesville 26 F’Burg 16-Llano 13 Standings Burnet 4-1, 0-0 Liberty Hill 4-1, 0-0 Llano 2-3, 0-0 Gatesville 2-3, 0-0 Lampasas 2-3, 0-0 Brownwood, 2-3, 0-0

District Openers Oct. 11, 2013 Llano at Liberty Hill Burnet at Brownwood Gatesville at Lampasas

Check out game information every Friday night at www.

FB Co-Defensive Craig

Hold on tight!: The tilt-a-whirl ain’t got nothing on Kody Hall’s human sling-shot ride. Please sign the waiver before entering as landings can be extreme.

Jamal Brown

Dawgs: District play begins at Brownwood From Page 1B After an excellent halftime performance by the Esprit de Corps the Dawgs went back to work. Jeremy Ayers made the special teams play before Jake McElroy left an impression and possibly imprints on a Duck with a welcome to Burnet hit. Cameron Chafin and McElroy made a Duck sandwich next and Ayers made a fantastic recovery to deflect a long pass attempt and force an early Duck punt. Jonathan Brown started Burnet’s next drive with a tough 10-yard run to move the chains, but a chop-block penalty on the following play put Burnet in a 25-yard hole they couldn’t overcome. A punt battle ensued and Melvin got off some beauties to help Burnet win the field position war. With just under five minutes to play in the third Taylor RB Issac

Franco showed off some of the Duck’s track -speed when he found the corner and blazed 79-yards to the land of six for Taylor’s first touchdown of the evening. The two-point conversion was good, 20-10. Hafley began working the clock with some smash-mouth football runs, while Kiser worked his magic behind a salty offensive line. Ten plays and 75-yards later the Dawgs answered a score with a score when a calmcollected Kiser delivered a strike to his right-hand man Parisher for a 19yard touchdown connection. Melvin’s PAT hit the mark, 27-10, 1:59 left in the third. A run-down sack by Mardis and a sling-shot tackle by Hall quickly forced a third and long, but a long pass connection brought new life and Franco soon delivered the goods again this time

Top Ten

1. It isn’t easy earning the top spot, especially as an underclassmen, but JV QB Austin Moore reeled it in in a big way. Moore had a fantastic night against an incredibly talented Duck team going 25 of 36 for 347 yards while tossing five TD passes of 24, 13, 26, 25 and 40 yards. 2. Blayne Parisher is a play-maker and his nine catches for 106 yards and three touchdowns is what landed him at No.2, but follow No.11 on Friday nights and you’ll see his contributions are endless. From blocking, to holder, to leader, he can get it done in many ways. 3. I’m singling some defenders out for No.3, the defense as a whole is fun to watch but Chase Mardis, Eve Medrano, Kody Hall, Hunter Thomas, Jake McElroy, Tyler Krause, Jeremy Ayers and Eric Walker played with attitude. 4. Lady Dawg volleyball sweeping Llano in three straight, 25-18, 25-17, and 25-19 to open district play 1-0. 5.Gim’me five! JV football is 5-0 with wins over Fredericksburg, 30-0; Rockdale, 29-20; Marble Falls, 23-6; Canyon Lake, 9-0; and their latest being a 40-26 victory over a very talented Duck squad. Keep it up JV. 6. The Esprit de Corp led by Kevin Heckaman and Caity Clinton do a fantastic job each week. They earn top ten props this week after an outstanding homecoming halftime. Always a treat. 7. No.7 may seem out of place for Burnet’s No.7 but Derek Kiser’s the type of guy that doesn’t mind taking a back-seat to glorify others. This week Kiser was 24-28284 yards, four TDs, and no INTs. Way to go Derek! 8. Rose Bailey’s 10 kills, two digs, one solo block, and five assisted blocks lands her on this week’s top ten. 9. Fatima Rodriguez is only a seventh-grader in the shadows now but by the time her cross country days are done in Burnet you’ll all know her by name. Rodriguez collected silver in Fredericksburg out of 72 runners. 10. BYFL JV football is 4-0. I normally don’t dip down to this age level, but these Bulldogs haven’t allowed a single point scored all season. There most recent win a 39-0 shutout over Canyon Lake.

busting loose for a 68yard score. The PAT was good bringing the score to 27-17. Brock Foster produced a nice 25-yard return but a 16-yard sack on Kiser led to a Melvin punt twoplays later. The Bulldog defense promptly forced another three and out. With just under nineminutes to play Taylor Barksdale had to step in for Kiser and looked calm and cool himself as he slashed and dashed for big yards on a fourth down attempt and was kept short of the endzone by a horse-collar tackle. Tack on the penalty and it was first and goal Bulldogs at the five. Barksdale and the offensive had something to prove and did just that when Barksdale plunged in for a one-yard score a few plays later. Melvin’s kick was good, 34-17. That

was followed by a touchback kick by Melvin. Walker had Dawg fans barking loud and proud when he stuffed a fourth down attempt and a measurement had the Ducks inches short. Later in the fourth Taylor found pay-dirt one last time with just over a minute to play to make it 34-24. An onside attempt was unsuccessful and Brown delivered farewell runs of seven and 14yards to help expire the clock. Burnet will rest this week before opening district play in Brownwood next Friday, Oct. 11. The Lions are 2-3 on the season and ended pre-district play with a 35-30 win over Sweetwater. Pick-up next Wednesday’s edition of the Burnet Bulletin for a more in-depth look at the Dawgs versus the Lions match-up.

FB Co-Defensive Tyler Krause

FB Co-Defensive Travis Massingill

FB Co-Defensive Kaleb Bell

FB Co-Defensive Jose Briggs

Cullen Ferrill

Co- Rudy, JV POW Nick Menchaca

Cross Country Abby Bullock

Cross Country Sara Biscotto

Highlandette Craig

The BHS beaus and sweethearts were honored at Friday night’s homecoming festivities. Pictured above the tennis sweetheart Hailey Wilson and tennis beau Price Carpenter.

Band Member of the week, Dustin Schuetz. Photo not available. Players of the week are selected by their coaches and submitted to us each week.

XC: Two meets left before district From Page 1B Craig

The 2013 cross country sweetheart and beau Shaylah Hullum and Joe Parker were all smiles at Friday’s ceremony.

Drew Kiser placed 15 out of 82 in the varsity boys division with an 18:18. He was followed by Nick Menchaca, 30, 19:05; Joe Parker, 31, 19:05; Jordin Belmarez, 73, 22:00; and Cody Beyer, 74, 22:02. The varsity girls were led by Tara Evers, 13 out of 98, 13:16; Abby Bullock, 14, 13:16; Autumn Freasier, 41, 13:48; Jordan Boyles, 51, 14:02;

and Hailey Letterman, 77, 14:52. Cole Lastly took 46 out of 97 with a 19:13 for the JV boys. He was followed by Jordan Killebrew, 82, 21:35; and Caden Farrell, 95, 22:58. Makenna Crawford took 34 out of 103 in the JV girls division with a 15:18. She was followed by Mariela Torres, 67, 16:36; and Hannah Mc-

Curry, 87, 17:53. The teams will compete again this Saturday at the McNeil Invitational at Old Settlers park in Round Rock. Following that there is only one meet left before district. Burnet will be at Lampasas on Thursday, Oct. 10 before the District 8-3A race which will be hosted by Gatesville on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

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Burnet, Texas


JV Dawgs stand solid at 5-0 By Wayne Craig Bulletin Sports The JV Bulldogs defeated a very athletic Taylor Duck team last Thursday night to improve their record to 5-0 going into the bye week. The Dawgs scored two touchdowns in the first quarter. The first was a 24-yard pass from Austin Moore to Kel Winn. The PAT snap went over Moore’s head and Taylor recovered and returned it for two-points making it 6-2 Burnet. Taylor added a rushing touchdown next and cashed in on the two-point conversion to take a 10-6 lead midway through the first period. Burnet regained their lead with a 22-yard Keedrik Hill run and Moore PAT putting the Dawgs on top, 13-10. The second quarter belonged to the Bulldogs. The scoring frenzy start-

ed with a 13-yard pass from Moore to Winn followed by a Moore PAT. Then Moore hookedup with Wyatt Shepperd who pulled in a highlight tip-back-to-himself catch for a 26-yard score, Moore PAT. Burnet’s final score of the first half was a 25-yard pass and catch from Moore to Joel Johnson. Moore’s PAT put the Dawgs up 34-10 at the break. Taylor made a great attempt at a come back in the third period. They added eight to their score with a 60-yard rushing touchdown followed by a two-point play. They also tacked on a 72-yard reception for a score followed by another two-point play making it, 34-26 going into the final period. In the fourth Moore found Shepperd from 40yards out for Burnet’s final touchdown giving

Burnet a 40-26 win. The offensive line dominated up-front. Those players include Tristen Briggs, Michael Wendling, Sawyer Fisher, Michael Harris, Kendric Guthrie, Cameron Brumley, and Adam Valdez. Moore threw five touchdown passes and made four PATs. Winn caught two, Shepperd, two; and Johnson, one. Also catching passes was Paul Escamilla, Wesley Shackelford, and JT Solis. Running backs Hill and Jose Briggs both did a great job. The defense was led by Cullen Ferrill and Mason Campbell. Also making big plays was Jes Craig, Trent Rockafellow, Gabe Tercero, Oscar Perez, and Mario Cruz. The Dawgs will travel to Brownwood for their district opener on Thursday, Oct. 10.

Freshmen just short to Ducks By Wayne Craig Bulletin Sports The freshmen football team came up just short of the Taylor Ducks last Thursday on the road, 21-20. Steven Gallardo kicked things off right with a great return on the game’s opening kickoff and after a couple of good runs by Clint Ringstaff the Dawgs were knocking on the door. Gallardo took the honors scoring Burnet’s first touchdown with 4:42 to play in the first quarter. Ryan Robertson tacked on the extra points, 7-0 Burnet. With just 12 seconds left in the first Taylor put their first points on the board and took an 8-7 lead after a successful two-point conversion. Unfortunately the Dawgs fumbled the ensuing kickoff and a few plays later the Ducks cashed in the opportunity going up 14-7 which was eventually the halftime score. Taylor increased their lead in the third with a 5-yard rushing score and two-point conversion to make it 22-7, Ducks. Gallardo took the ensuing kickoff and gave the Dawgs new life with an 85-yard kickoff return to the land of six. The two point pass from Nathaniel Looney to Michael Lindley tacked on a couple of more bringing the score to 22-15. Burnet fans were soon back on their feet when Robertson laid down a great onside kick that was recovered by Tyler Ford giving the Dawgs another shot. Ringstaff and Gallardo went to work with a solid

running game and Rowdy Holmes found Lindley to chip off a few more yards. James McNew busted in from 1-yard out but a missed PAT left Burnet trailing 22-21 with 7:26 to play. After a defensive stop the Dawgs had one shot left, but two incomplete passes and a sack brought their chances to an end and Burnet fell, 22-21. Holmes did a nice job at quarterback directing

the offense. Gallardo and Ringstaff ran hard for Burnet. Defensive standouts included Lindley, Gage Hernandez, Dakota Pratt, McNew, Gallardo, Cash Ringstaff, Austin Davis, Christian Tucker, Ford, Joel Holland, and Alex Gonzalez. The freshmen B team will host their first district game on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. followed by the freshmen A at 7:30 p.m. Both games will be at Bulldog Stadium. Craig

Burnet JV quarterback Austin Moore picks up blocks from Kendric Guthrie, left, and Tristan Briggs, right, while scanning the field during Thursday night’s game in Taylor against the Ducks. Moore completed five touchdown passes to three different receivers in the Dawgs 40-26 win.

JV volleyball wins district opener By Wayne Craig Bulletin Sports JV Volleyball The JV volleyball girls have won twostraight including their district opener against Llano on Friday night. Last Tuesday the JV girls defeated Canyon Lake in two, 25-18, 25-17. On Friday they beat Llano, 25-22, 25-14. “We came from behind in the first game to take the win but took care of things early in game two. The girls did an awesome job and this was a great way to start district play,” said coach Stephanie Morrow.

Freshman Volleyball The freshman volleyball team came up just short in Canyon Lake, 23-25, 25-14, 17-25. “The last couple of matches we have come out a little flat and struggled with our intensity which has led us to having to dig ourselves out of a hole early,” said coach Brent Kelley. “I’m still proud of how we fight and come back when faced with adversity. I’m sure with the character these young ladies have, we’ll overcome our last two losses,” added Kelley. As of presstime there was no report on the freshman girl’s district opener.

BMS Dust Dawgs post top times By Wayne Craig Bulletin Sports The BMS cross country team compete in their second meet of the year over the weekend in Fredericksburg and had a great showing. Nearly every runner dramatically improved their first meet times despite a very rocky and hilly course. Fatima Rodriguez had an awesome race taking second out of 72 runners

in the seventh-grade girls division. Other individual finishes were as follows. Seventh-grade girls Fatima Rodriguez, second, 14:23; Emma Lewis, eighth, 14:43; McKenzie Gatlin, 18, 15:43; Sydni Oliver, 65, 20:32; and Madison Glaspy, 69, 21:24. Seventh-grade boys Trenton Hughes, 24, 14:25; Eddie Shaw, 41, 15:21; Colby Simpson, 44, 15:34; Chance Wim-

berley, 52, 17:26; and Jon VanWagenen, 54, 17:57. Eighth-grade girls Zoe Stubblefield, 14, 15:29. Eighth-grade boys Tanner Abbott, 24, 14:11; Cole Younger, 30, 14:36; Jacob Foshee, 34, 14:56; and Hunter Woodrum, 64, 19:49. The BMS team will run their next race on Saturday, Oct. 5 in the McNeil Invitational at the Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.

Lady Pups continue to dominate By Wayne Craig Bulletin Sports Craig

Freshman Bulldog Steven Gallardo did a solid job returning kicks for Burnet last week including an 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Burnet came up just short to Taylor, 21-20.

Seventh-Grade B The seventh-grade B team Lady Pups recently took third place out of eight teams at the Hays Trail Volleyball Tournament in Barton. The girls defeated DelValle 25-11, 25-6; lost to Wimberley 25-21, 20-25, 7-15; and defeated Boerne 25-22, 21-25, 15-9. Top servers in the tournament included Makenna Delill, Riley Markgraf, and Kaylie Russell. Great attacks came from Aubrey Losey and Brooke Weller. Delill was named Burnet’s most valuable player for the tournament. In district play on Monday the girls defeated Llano in two, 25-10, 25-21. Markgraf served 12 unanswered points in a row in game one. She added seven more in the second game to help the Lady Pups add a nice district win. Seventh-grade A The seventh-grade A team improved their district record to 3-1 with back to back wins over the Jackets, 25-22, 25-21. Jessica Wilson put the Lady Pups ahead in game one with seven points in a row. Top servers included Wilson and Emily Denton. Daisy Eggeling played very well on the front row. Eighth-grade B The eighth-grade B team Lady Bullpups took second in the Hays Trail Volleyball tournament. Burnet defeated DelValle, 25-18, 25-5; and Wimberley, 26-24, 25-16; before loosing to Dripping Springs, 19-25, 10-25.

Top servers included Kat Cain, and Chelsea Bible. Bible was chosen as the team’s most valuable player during the tournament. On Monday in district play the eighth-grade girls defeated Llano, 2522, 25-20. Solid serving was provided by Bible, Cain, and Elyssa Lopez. Top defenders included Ashlee Courtney and Jessi McCurry.

Eighth-grade A The eighth-grade A team Lady Bullpups hosted Llano last Monday and captured another district win, 25-12, 25-18. Alex Barry had five unanswered serves for Burnet in game one. Great attacks were provided by Marissa Escamilla, Alyssa Arnold, and Savannah McHam. Beth Boyd had a nice game in the back row and at the service line. Craig

Eighth-grade Lady Bullpup Meghan Hoefling bumps up the ball during tournament play over the weekend. Both the seventh and eighth-grade teams took second place. Pick-up next week’s Burnet Bulletin for complete tournament information.

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rooms, a media room and game room provide space for family bonding. During the winter, the family loves relaxing on the large, leather corner couch with cups of hot cocoa and watching movies. Accents and flooring were imported from Europe. The bar and all other countertop surfaces were crafted from natural stone. The doors, door posts and some of the molding is also a dark stained oak. The darker colors are consistent with the cabinetry in the bathrooms and the kitchen. Modern influence is most evident in the kitchen and bathrooms, where ribbed porcelain bowl sinks rest underneath contemporary stainless steel faucets. The

cabinetry hardware is also contemporary, with clean lines and a matte finish. Light fixtures are a scrolling brass design with faux candle as the bulbs. The scrolling brass is also a feature of the railing along the stairway and floating, second story walkway to the loft. Additional features in the home include a wine cellar with a locking door adjacent to the living room, two fireplaces — one in the downstairs master bedroom. The owner, who preferred not to be named, said a small workout space behind the master bath is a great place to start the day. Two large “his” and “her” closets feature an island counter and built-in shelving.

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Continued from Page 5 The owner said two of the most interesting features are the hot water spigot over the stove and the secret storage space behind the “his” closet. When pushed, one wall in the closet opens to the space underneath the stairs. The home has a boat dock below the patio and the owner said that the boat will be included in the sale. One of the bedrooms serves as butler’s quarters and is adjacent to the three-car garage. An advanced intercom and wireless control system allows the owners to communicate throughout the home or change the music in any room using a mobile device. The Mediterranean influence is apparent outdoors with a terra cotta roof and landscaping that includes Cyad Sago ground palms and taller palm trees. The family did its own decorating, furnishing the house with simple, yet elegant touches including a white upholstered dining set, neutral toned bedspreads and brass statues in the living room and along the staircase. For more information, contact Macon Dunham with Macon Real Estate at 512.417.8009. ~ Alexandria Randolph Highland Lakes Newspapers


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This beautiful ranch is located on FM 581 about 15 minutes north of Lampasas or 1.5 hours into Austin. The great location coupled with 1.5 miles of paved road frontage provide for easy access to the property. A beautiful, diverse ranch with rolling terrain and rising elevations that provide panoramic, long distance views of the Texas Hill Country. The ranch is well covered with mature Live Oak, Pecan, Spanish Oak, Walnut, Elm, and a variety native brush and trees. Good soils are present and provide ample grazing for cattle and wildlife. A major attribute to this ranch is the nearly 1/4 mile of beautiful rock bottom Simms Creek. This creek is known to be one of the premier creeks in Lampasas County and with ownervship of both sides, your privacy and enjoyment are assured. According to the owners, despite the drought they have had water all year around, which provides a great place to fish and swim. Large Pecan, Elm, and Oak trees provide shade along the creek banks, offering a great place for the family to gather and enjoy this premier part of the ranch. In addition, there are several other seasonal creeks that run through the property. The ranch offers outstanding wildlife habitat and is home to Whitetail Deer, Wild Turkey and Varmints. Migratory game birds such as Doves and Ducks are present at various times through the year. There are two water wells and electricity is present on the east and west ends of the ranch. The ranch is fenced. With the large amount of road frontage, the ranch can easily be divided, thus making it a good investment property. This is excellent recreational, home site, family ranch, and hunting property. Simms Creek provides water for the wildlife as well as offering a great recreational feature. This is a ranch that has endless possibilities. Give us a call for more details on the ranch, or to arrange a viewing. Listed for $3,500 per acre 1-800-447-8604 or 1-512-756-6445 2001 B South Water Street • Burnet, Texas

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A clean, working ranch with rolling topography, long vistas, excellent native grass cover and very little cedar. Multiple dam sites on the ranch offer the ability to back up water for year round enjoyment. The upland portion of the ranch has dense Live Oak cover for wildlife habitat. The lower areas are comprised of fertile soil and are perfect for improved pasture and offer outstanding food plot possibilities. Location of this ranch is 12 miles northwest of Lampasas, 87 miles North of Austin and 152 miles South of Dallas. There are several stock tanks and three water wells. The topography provides for huge watershed opportunities. There is potential to build several medium to large lakes ranging in size from 3-20 acres.Historically, the property has been operated as a production cattle ranch. In recent years it was operated as a Certified Organic Cattle Ranch and with normal rainfall will support 125 pairs. Strong turf grass is present despite the prolonged drought. The fences are in very good condition, traditional barbed wire construction.The ranch has a generally open appearance however there is an abundance of wildlife including Whitetail Deer, Wild Turkey, Feral Hog and a variety of Varmints. It is not unusual to find Ducks on the ponds during season and the Dove shooting can be outstanding. This ranch is priced at $ 2,250.00 per acre.


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Located on the North side of Highway 29, three miles east of Burnet. 1,728 sq. ft. house, garage, workshop, corrals and barn. Approximately 3,400 feet of frontage on Highway 29. $1,300,000

Turkey Hollow Ranch – 194 acres

The open waters of Lake Travis form the southwestern boundary of this scenic Hill Country ranch. The unique shoreline offers the best of both worlds – a high bluff affords dramatic views of the lake and hills up and down the Colorado River Valley while a privately owned cove provides great access to the lake. The cove also serves as the perfect swimming hole and is an ideal location for a boat dock. A combination of deep ravines, superior soil and good cover creates an excellent deer and turkey habitat. Located on a quiet paved county road – 20 minutes to Marble Falls or 30 minutes to Austin. $1,999,000

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Home on 60 acres Located on FM 580 West of Lampasas. Rolling hills, valleys and a wet weather creek. The 2,348 square foot home, perched on a hilltop, has a good floor plan – open living area, wrap around porches and recent updates to the house. Great water well plus connection to rural water supply line and rain water collection system. No restrictions. Low fenced. Wildlife management. A total of over 250 acres available. $550,000

16 acres on Backbone Ridge in Burnet County What a view to be enjoyed from your new home. Great close up lake views of Inks and Buchanan can be enjoyed from all over the property. Explore the creek which runs through the property or take a hike around the sixteen acres. Secluded, yet only ten minutes from Burnet. $375,000

Beautiful hill country home and ranch on 80 acres. The main home, completed in 2006, is 3,148 sq. ft. It has 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, hardwood floors, granite countertops and many other high end features. The home was built next to a beautiful spring fed pond. A large porch and covered patio invite you to sit for a while and enjoy the view. A 3/2 guest house and horse barn are located within walking distance. Whitetail deer and other wildlife complete this magnificent ranch. $846,000 Page 




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37 Applehead Island, 1st class remodel/add-on project on 139 feet of quiet lagoon water. Updated and enlarged 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home was literally taken down to the studs & totally revamped! Lots of NEW features including game room, countertops, cabinets, windows, roof and new design in kitchen & baths. Thermador appliances including a professional gas cook top. The exterior has new dry stack sandstone accents and masonry stucco. Outdoor kitchen adjacent to a large deck over the covered boat dock. MUST SEE! MLS #112878. $2,420,000. Call Jarrett.

417 Silver Spur, First class contemporary home with panoramic views of Slick Rock GC. A chef’s dream kitchen with 6 burner Dacor gas range, granite counter tops, plenty of storage & good pantry space. Spacious game room that flows with the formal dining area & into the kitchen & breakfast area. Spacious master. Guest bedrooms have their own baths. Upstairs room with full bath is currently used as a media room but could be used as a bedroom. Complete with an outdoor kitchen, covered patio &very nice landscaping. $780,000. Call Bette.

1700 Fault Line Dr., Perched on the edge of a hill top, high above the water in HSB West. Northerly view of Lake LBJ with the TX Hill Country sprawling behind. Close to the 10th hole of Apple Rock GC, with amazing views of the course & HSB West. Packsaddle Mt. to the west creates remarkable sunsets. A large waterfall feature completes the perfect setting for this beautiful & unique custom built home. 5 large bedrooms with four full & 2 half baths. Main floor master, gourmet kitchen, dining, & living areas featuring a wall of glass creating a breathtaking view. Take the elevator or stairs down to the 2nd level to the media room & 3D projector along with two more guest suites. Plus MUCH MORE! MLS #124784. $2,500,000. Call Jarrett.

104 Southern Spur, New construction in HSB Proper. Beautiful lot with a circle drive & large oaks. Around 2700 sq. ft. stone home with 3bedrooms, 3.5 baths, study, dining room & nice size breakfast area. Large kitchen with stainless Whirlpool appliances, granite and custom Alderwood cabinets. Kitchen opens to the living area with fireplace. 10 & 12 ft ceilings, crown molding, 8 ft. doors, vinyl windows, soft water system and large covered tiled back patio. Bedrooms carpeted, all other flooring tiled. Oversize two car garage. Landscaped & sprinklered. MLS #123311. $353,000. Call Mike.

315 Firestone, Located in the gated golf community of Meadowlakes, this luxury Golf Course home is loaded with custom features. Great open floor plan with granite countertops & breakfast bar that opens to the family room with fireplace & dining area. Large master suite with big walk in closet, jacuzzi tub and tile shower. Wood floors in living area and study. Mature landscaping & nice fenced yard. Fantastic amenities include the Hidden Falls Golf Club, Pool & Tennis Courts, Driving and Practice Range, Club House with Restaurant. MLS #123956. $267,500. Call Steve.

104 Mason Court, This comfortable move-in ready home sits on a large creek side lot in Pecan Creek with great landscaping & private yard. Enjoy the new wood look like porcelain tile throughout the house along with plantation shutters. High ceilings. Work bench in garage & storage galore. Office could be third bedroom with bathroom & closet. Pecan Creek amenities include a heated pool, exercise room, tennis courts, putting green & hiking trail. Property comes with a Waiver of Membership to HSB Resort subject to approval. MLS #124314. $359,000. Call Barb.

107 Barefoot, Beautiful one owner Golf Course home. Three bedrooms, three baths and an oversized 2 car garage. Large custom closets, one is cedar lined. Nice office, good storage, pullout shelves in kitchen, pantry and utility. Plantation shutters throughout, outdoor kitchen on nice covered patio. Split bedroom plan. $399,000. Call Barb.

402 Island Drive, #C, What a deal – a spacious townhome priced totally furnished & features full open water. A comfortable home with many extras. 3 full bedrooms each with their own bath PLUS a bunk room with multiple beds, large sofa, big screen TV, full bath & other accessories. Spacious master bedroom has a beautiful rock fireplace &walk-in closet. Living area also with rock fireplace. A great lakefront property! MLS #122477. $695,000. Call Bette.

814 Broken Arrow, Wonderful home built by Glenn Salem, on a one of a kind lot with waterfront across the street. Actually 2 lots convey adding up to over 2/3 acre. Tree covered lot with hill country stone and tile roof. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths plus a nice study. Some nice updating with granite, paint, & hardwood floors. New Trane A/C installed October 2012 with 10 year warranty. 2 car garage plus golf cart garage. MLS #124900. $395,000. Call Steve.

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107 Sunshine, Beautiful panoramic Hill Country views on #1 Ram Rock GC! Well designed with all the upgrades: granite, wood floors, stainless appliances, wine fridge under kitchen island, some glass cabinets with under counter lighting, large pantry, plantation shutters, walk-in closets, stone fireplace & custom alderwood cabinet for large flat screen tv. Finished garage floor. Tremendous landscaping front & back. East facing outdoor living at it’s best with covered porch & outdoor grill, open patio with fire pit. Will consider a trade for WF home. MLS #121774. $449,900. Call Mike.

Willkommen to October By Lance Reaves Highland Lakes Newspapers

October is a month of change. The weather begins to cool and the leaves change color and the days shorten. However, some things stay the same, and in Munich, Germany nothing says fall tradition like the annual Oktoberfest, which stretches over two weeks and draws millions from around the globe. In the Texas Hill Country, German heritage runs deep, so naturally there are numerous Oktoberfest events that pay homage to this and mirror those celebrations in Europe. Four in particular are the festival in Fredericksburg on Oct. 3-5, Kingsland on Oct. 12 and Lago Vista at the St. Mary Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church Oct. 18 and 19 and Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church Oct. 12.

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It’s perhaps the most well known festival in Central Texas. Fredericksburg’s Oktoberfest is celebrating its 33rd year. The festival spans three days, beginning Friday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m., continuing all day Saturday, Oct. 4 and then concluding Sunday. Oct. 5 at 6 p.m.

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“There’s dancing and lots of great things for the kids to do, and it’s a little bit of everything for everybody,” said Katherine Halamicek, a spokesperson for Fredericksburg’s Oktoberfest. “There also are craft vendors for shopping and lots of food.” German heritage is on full display with the oompah music

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pumping through the streets, numerous vendors, unique arts and crafts and entertainment for the kids. The menu features authentic German

It’s not all about the beer — spicy, handmade sausage is an Oktoberfest staple.

cuisine—including their famous handcrafted sausages, along with sandwiches, burgers and Cajun food. On tap, Texas and German and other imported beers will fill your mug. Three of the main activities are the OkTUBAfest, where any and all tuba and euphonium players Friday evening are encouraged to show off their skills just inside the front gate, the Chicken Dance, where people of all ages will gather before the gates open Saturday morning and do a little chicken dance, and the 42 Tournament, which is the tricktaking domino game Sunday at the Strassen Zelt on Adams Street— prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place. Last year, organizers closed off part of Adams Street and added a tent with more food booths. This year, Halamicek said they’re adding an additional stage and they’ll have music playing under there as well. Admission is $7 for adults, $1 for kids 6 – 12, and kids under 6 are free. The 2-day passes are $12 per person and 3-day passes are $16 per person.

Kingsland Oktoberfest – Oct. 12 Kingsland is hosting its sixth rendition of Oktoberfest With a Twist on Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kingsland Community Center. They will serve authentic German food beginning at 11:30 a.m. Every year the organizers add something new, and this go around, the “twist” is they are allowing people to rent garage sale space for indoor or outdoor flea market items. Anyone interested must first contact the community center and fill out a form. “We always like to have something


a little bit fun and different,” said Carol Smith, chairman of the Kingsland Community Center. “And we like to have it nearby so people don’t have to go very far.” They are also allowing people to use their space for arts and crafts. “We’re opening it up to anybody who would like to participate,” Smith said. Also in the spirit of the festivities, Smith said several women usually dress up with aprons around their waist and wreaths around their head. “It’s just going to be a fun time for everybody to enjoy and celebrate German heritage,” Smith said. The event is free, but they will be accepting donations. All proceeds go towards the community center. For more information, visit www. or call 325.388.3321.

Lago Vista Oktoberfest – Oct. 12; Oct. 18 and 19 Just 30 minutes southeast of Marble Falls, Lago Vista has two churches hosting separate Oktoberfest celebrations. The Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church celebration is on Oct. 12 from 3 p.m. – 6p.m. for “all you German

COVER at 10 a.m. The church has numerous activities planned for the kids, including games starting at 10 a.m. and a petting zoo that opens one hour later and closes at 1 p.m.

It wouldn’t be Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg without the Chicken Dance, and this reveler is ready for the festivities to begin.

The adults are not lost in this celebration. After the barbecue lunch, the adult games kick off at 4 p.m. Dinner is served at 5 p.m. and then the Oktoberfest celebration winds down for the annual raffle drawing at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the raffle go to support the church’s various organizations and affiliations. Tickets are $5. First place receives a new 2013 Yamaha 48V electric golf cart, second place receives a 47-inch Vizio television, and third place receives an Xbox One.

Traditional colors and ornate steins are all over Fredericksburg’s Marketplatz during Oktoberfest.

food and music lovers.” Entry is $12 and all proceeds go to the Wounded Warriors Organizations in San Antonio. St. Mary Our Lady of The Lake Catholic Church has hosted their Oktoberfest for nearly 20 years. Admission is free both days. The two-day event begins Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. with the Street Dance. On Oct. 19, the craft vendors open

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other wars as well,” he said. The lifelong Llano resident was drafted into the Army in June of 1942 when he was just 22 years old. His battalion was As two of the greatest conflicts in a member of the Allied forces that kept human history continue to recede into the the German offensive at bay during the past, the relics that honor those who served notorious Battle of the Bulge. and lost their lives in World War I and “It doesn’t seem like it’s been over 60 World War II grow even more important. years ago,” he said when he thinks of those times, “but it has.” Osbourn still recalls his fellow soldiers’ terrific training, their struggles to survive and the afternoon in May of 1945 when they received word the war had finally ended. The World War I monument is a bronze sculpture depicting a doughboy with his rifle in one hand and his clenched fist raised high in the air. Beneath is a plaque listing 17 Llano County residents who lost their lives during Lance Reaves/Staff the war. Situated on the southeast corner of the courthouse square, the Texas Gov. Dan World War I monument is in clear view as residents or visitors drive Moody was the through Llano on Ford Street. guest of honor at the monument’s dedication. In Llano, the World War I monument The World War II monument is a on the southeast corner of the Courthouse plaque on a granite base listing 28 Llano square was built nearly 100 years ago in County residents who “made the supreme 1918, and it’s nearing six decades since sacrifice.” There the World War II is an additional monument joined it monument near in November 1953. the Courthouse Both honor listing the the soldiers from numerous others Llano County who in the area who died during these served. wars. At the When he dedication, drives past these the Reverend tributes, World War A.R. Vetter of II veteran Olvis Llano delivered Osbourn said he the dedication remembers the speech, which men he served Osbourn said he with, and the attended to help close bonds they respect the men developed while defending their Lance Reaves/Staff who were not as fortunate to return country. A gift from the Llano County Commissioners home safe. He added they Court, the World War II monument sits just to Osbourn also remind him, as the right of the World War I monument. appreciates they should others, of the fact those the cost of freedom. monuments are located at the center of “It’s important that people remember— town. Although time continues to move, the especially young people—the freedom we sacrifice of those men inscribed in the stone have comes from the people who fought can always be remembered. in World War I and World War II, and the By Lance Reaves Highland Lakes Newspapers

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RESTAURANTS Bertram El Rancho, 535 TX 29, 512.355.3759 Good Graz’in Café, 240 W. TX 29, 512.355.9340 Las Rosas Mexican & American, 102 Castleberry Court, 512.355.3542 Young Guns Pizza and Cafe, 525 I TX 29, 512.355.2432 Buchanan Dam Area Bluffton Store, RR 2241 and RR 261, Bluffton, 325.379.9837 Hoover’s Valley Country Cafe, 7203 Park Road 4 W., 512.715.9574 Reverend Jim’s Dam Pub, Great food, good views and cold beer, 19605 E. TX 29, 512.793.3333 Rolling H Cafe´, 318 CR 222, 325.379.1707 Tamale King, 15405 E. TX 29, 512.793.2677 The Dam Grille, Always fresh, always good, 15490 E. TX 29, 512.793.2020 Chris’ Landing, inside Inks Lake State Park, 3630 Park Road 4 West Burnet, 714.323.4023 Burnet Aranya Thai Restaurant, 1015 E. Polk St., 512.756.1927

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Pizza Mia, 4119 RR 2147, Ste. 3. Plaza del Sol, 830.693.6363 Saucy’s Restaurant, Catering and Cooking Classes 4005 Hwy 2147, A, 830-693-4838 Subway, 4823 W. RR2147, 830.693.7799 LBJ Donuts, 3817 FM 2147, 830.693.4209 v Kingsland Alfredo’s Mexican Restaurant, 4139 RR 1431, 325.388.0754 El Bracero, 1516 RR 1431. 325.388.0022 Grand Central Cafe, 1010 King Court, 325.388.6022 Kingsland Coffee Co., 1907 RR 1431, 325.270.0863 Lighthouse Grill and Lounge, 118 Club Circle Dr., 325.388.6660 Spyke’s Bar-B-Que, 14601 W. RR 1431, 325.388.6996 Sweet Things Bakery, 3003 RR 1431, 325.388.3460 Llano Acme Cafe, 109 W. Main, 325.247.4457 Badu House Wine Pub, Appetizers, wines, lunch, Monday-Wednesday, 601 Bessemer, 325.247.2238 Bella Sicilia, 901 W. Young, 325.247.5511 Berry Street Bakery, 901 Berry St., 325.247.1855 Burger Bar Cafe, 608 Bessemer St., 325.247.4660


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Showtimes Oct. 2 ~Songwriters Showcase- 7:30 p.m., Hondo’s, 312 W. Main St., Fredericksburg. 830.997.1633. ~T-Roy & Candace Miller- 5-9 p.m., Luckenbach, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop, Fredericksburg. 830.997.3224. ~Open Mike/Mic Night hosted by Caleb Scott Rojas- 7 p.m., R-Bar and Grill, 904 3rd. St., Marble Falls. 830.693.2622. Oct. 3 ~Byrd & Street- 7:30 p.m., Hondo’s, 312 W. Main St., Fredericksburg. 830.997.1633. ~ShAnnie- 5-9 p.m., Luckenbach, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop, Fredericksburg. 830.997.3224. ~Billy Bahama & Renee- 6:30 p.m., Doc’s Ice Chest (inside Doc’s Fish Camp), 1431 west @ Hwy 281, Marble Falls. 830.693.2245. Oct. 4 ~Mitch Jacobs Band- 8 p.m., Hondo’s, 312 W. Main St., Fredericksburg. 830.997.1633. ~Sol Patch- 4-7 p.m., Luckenbach, 830.997.3224. ~Jayce Johnson- 7 p.m., Doc’s, 830.693.2245. ~Texas Soul- 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Buchanan Dam Beach Club, Hwy. 29 & CR 301, Buchanan Dam. 512.793.2725. ~Cold Steel Revolver- 7 p.m., Pecan Street Brewing, 106 E. Pecan, Johnson City. 830.868.2500.

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Classic duet

Next, she teamed with fellow Heart of Texas Recording Artist Trevino to record Keeping Up Appearances, which is filled with Amber Digby and Justin Trevino will classic duets including the title track and Right headline the monthly Llano Country Opry Combination, Just Between The Two Of Us, show Saturday at the Lantex Theater in Llano. After The Fire Is Gone, Kicking Our Hearts The show starts at 7 p.m. and admission Around and How’s The World Treating You? Her latest project includes a live album is $12. Tickets are being sold at the Llano Cham- and The World You’re Living In. Trevino recorded his first record, “The ber of Commerce, Llano National Bank and Lively Computers in Kingsland and can King of Clubs” when he was 17. Trevino joined be charged by calling Heart of Texas Records 325.247.5354. in 2003 and immediRaised in Nashville, ately released Too Many Digby comes from a Heartaches, which conmusical family. tains eight songs he Her mother Dee penned and duets with was a harmony singer Pretty Miss Norma with Connie Smith, Jean and Darrell and and her father Dennis Mona McCall.  It was Digby played bass for followed with “More Loretta Lynn for almost Loud Music And Strong 20 years. Wine” and his first gosHer uncle is Texas CONTRIBUTED country singer Darrell Justin Trevino and Amber Digby will pel project “Before You headline the Llano Country Opry Say Amen.” McCall.   Heart of Texas ReDigby literally grew Saturday at the Lantex Theater. cords released “Take up on stage and began One As Needed For Pain” in 2007, his first realizing her dreams at an early age. She recorded her first album, Music from album recorded in Nashville. His latest album is titled Two of the the Honky Tonks, in 2002 and its popularity Usual. resulted in several tours abroad.   By James Walker Highland Lakes Newspapers

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Oct. 4-6 ~Oktoberfest- Downtown Fredericksburg. German Food, Beer, Music, and fun for kids too! 830.997.6523. Oct. 5 ~ Native Plant Festival and Garden Tour- “Bring Back the Monarchs” Festival from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Inks Dam National Fish Hatchery. Garden tours from 12-4 at 3 homes near Inks Lake and Burnet. Buy wristbands and pick up maps at the Native Plant Festival. For more info, contact Fred, 830.693.1054 or Sue, 830.596.2488.

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Oct. 12 ~Fort Croghan Day- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 703 Buchanan Dr., Burnet. Blacksmith, homemade bread, school rooms, live Music. Free Admission. 512.756.8281 or ~Kingsland Oktoberfest- 9 a.m,-4 p.m., Kingsland Community Center. For information, visit www. or call 325.388.3321. ~Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church Oktoberfest- 3-p.m.-6 p.m., Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, 21900 FM 1431, Lago Vista. 512.267.7121. Oct. 13 ~Art Wine & Live Music- 1:30-4 p.m., 213 N. Nugent Ave., Johnson City. 830.868.9290. Oct. 18~Jan. 4 ~Western Trappings on the LlanoLlano County Museum, 310 Bessemer Ave., Llano. 71 artists representing 15 states and three countries and more than 165 pieces of art. 325.247.3026. Oct. 18-19 ~Sculpture on Main/Quick Draw Art Competition- Main Street, Marble Falls. Unveiling of unique sculptures that will be displayed in prominent areas of Marble Falls. Event highlights include a Friday night reception with sculpture and plein air artists and a Sip n Stroll down Main Street where artists and sculptors will be on hand to answer questions. More info, visit ~ St. Mary Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church OktoberfestSaturday and Sunday. 6100 Lohmann’s Ford Rd., Lago Vista. 512.267.2644.

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Blue Lake Golf Club 9-hole, semi-private club, 214 W. Bluebonnet, Horseshoe Bay. 830.598.5524 Delaware Springs Golf Course 600 Delaware Springs Blvd., Burnet. 512.756.8471 Hidden Falls Golf Club Public 220 Meadowlakes Dr., Meadowlakes. 830.693.3300 Hill Country Community Theatre 65 performances a season, 4003 W. FM 2147, Cottonwood Shores. 830.693.2474 Lake LBJ Yacht Club & Marina 208 S. Wirtz Dam Road off FM 2147, Horseshoe Bay. 830.693.9172 Legends Golf Course Semi-priviate Club on Lake LBJ. 105 Range Way Circle, Kingsland. 325.388.8888 Lighthouse Country Club 118 Club Circle Drive, Kingsland. 325.388.6660 Sunrise Cove on Lake LBJ Boat and slip rentals, waterfront lodge, 218 Skyline Dr., Sunrise Beach. 325.248.1505

Natural Areas

Canyon of the Eagles Nature Park - Fourteen miles of hiking trails across 940 acres of Texas wilderness, 16942 RR 2341, Burnet, 512.334.2070 Enchanted Rock State Natural Area Rock climbing, hiking, camping, FM 1965 south of Llano. 512.389.8900 Hamilton Pool Preserve 45-foot waterfall and a nature trail. FM 3238

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Falls on the Colorado Museum Marble Falls history, 2001 Broadway, 830.798.2157 Highland Lakes Squadron-CAF Historical airplanes, 2402 S. Water St., Burnet. Open Wed., Sat.-Sun. 512.756.2226 Llano County Historical Museum, Llano history; just north of the bridge on SH 16, 325.247.3026 Fort Croghan Museum Exhibits and historic buildings illustrate Burnet history, Free admission, Thurs.-Sat., 703 Buchanan Dr./SH 29 W., Burnet. 512.756.8281

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22 Looney Tunes’ Elmer _____ 23 San Augustine: “The ______ of Texas” 24 TXism: “at the drop __ _ ___” 29 TXism for “little” 30 noted TX racer A.J. 31 _____ Campo, TX 32 location of Houston Texans opponent Patriots 34 this Thomas was 1st TX female in the U.S. Congress 35 traffic tie-up in Houston or Dallas 36 ‘47 romance film starring TX Greer Garson 37 Elm ____, TX 38 EI ____, TX 39 “Gone With The Wind” plantation 40 TXism: “ ______ the Lord and pass the ammunition!” 42 fattened rooster 43 cattle auction bid 44 A&M-Kingsville was formerly Texas __ ____ __ 45 old west justice: “ __ __ feathers” 46 TXism: “___-horse town” 47 TX pitching legend: _____ _____ Ryan 49 TXism:” __ ____ sheared like a spring lamb” (cheated) 50 2nd TX gov., Wood (init. ) 51 TX Buck Owens’ “___ Haw” 52 child’s game 53 Lee Harvey Oswald’s wife (init.) DOWN 1 TXism: “brave __ _ _____ _____ teacher” 2 old TX royal roads: “_______ reales” 3 Dale Evans town

4 early Indian dwelling 9 TXism: “ _____ the pavement” (walk) 10 Austin’s “Deep ____” was TX first swimming pool 11 TX-based western: “_____ Blessing” 12 this Smith was Cowboys LB (‘93-’96) (init.) 13 prom date 14 TXism: “ ____ __ soul” (no one) 15 TXism: “____ dog won’t hunt” (won’t work) 18 TXism: “____ have to get better to die” 19 Jackie of TX-based “Smokey and the Bandit II” 20 TX “Who’s the Boss?” actress Katherine 22 TXism: “he’ll be late to his own ______” (unreliable) 24 TX Dabney Coleman ‘81 film: “__ Golden Pond” 25 TX Guadalupe is a spring-____ river 26 TXism: “does _ ____ dog stink?” (yes) 27 “ ___ _ __ show” (didn’t attend) 28 TXism: “she could talk the legs off __ ___ stove” 29 seat of Gray Co. in the Panhandle 30 Hidalgo’s “Borderfest,” e.g. 33 TX Joan Crawford: Lucille ___ Sueur 34 Mavericks in 2003 Western Confererence finals (2 wds.) 35 TXns fought against this country in WWII 37 TXism: “burn the ____ oil” 38 ______ chute 41 TX Toomay’s “On ____ Given Sunday” 42 TX ____ Farley’s Boys Ranch 45 youngster 48 TX Buddy Holly’s real “Peggy Sue”?

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(Hamilton Pool Road), off SH 71 near Bee Cave. 512.264.2740 Inks Lake State Park Swimming, boating, camping, hiking, Park Road 4 off SH 29, west of Burnet. 512.793.2223 Longhorn Cavern State Park Park Road 4 between Marble Falls and Burnet. 512.756.4680 West Cave Preserve RR 962, 17 miles east of Round Mountain. 830.825.3442

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In our part of the Texas Hill Country, our restaurants are traditionally known for their barbecue or catfish, enchiladas and tamales, juicy big burgers on perfect buns, sizzling steaks, cobblers heaped with ice cream and pies that could have popped right out of your Mom’s oven. We uphold the tradition of eating like Texans here in our neighborhood. But fortunately we’ve also expanded our horizons to include some of the best fine dining, Chinese, Italian, seafood, deli and special regional creations dished up anywhere! Best of all, you’ll find money saving deals and clip-out coupons from our advertisers that are good until you welcome in the New Year. There’s also a great way to keep them handy. Go to the iPhone App store or Google Play (for Androids) and download our FREE Lake

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Familiar faces open dinner destination; It’s the place to eat in Burnet What: Café Twenty-Three Hundred Where: 2300 State Highway 29 West, Burnet Phone: 512.756.0550 Payment: Major credit cards, cash, checks Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 7 AM-3PM; Thursday-Saturday 7 AM-8 PM

When Tom and Peggy Hansen were planning to open their Café Twenty-Three Hundred restaurant in March, 2012, the first thing they needed to do was to partner with their daughter, Becky Moore who had managed their kitchen operations at their previous Christmas Cafe. Becky was able to quickly pull together a “crack” kitchen staff to satisfy the needs of their new restaurant venture. Most of their old customers from their very successful and popular Christmas Café found their way to the Hansens’ new establishment. Café TwentyThree Hundred has been a success from the start.

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The start-up menu was similar to the one that made the Christmas Café on Burnet’s historic downtown square such a success. In the 18 months since the opening, there have been significant changes and additions that strengthen Café Twenty-Three Hundred’s position as a complete and creative dining establishment recognized as one of the cornerstones of the Highland Lakes culinary scene. The biggest change since the opening is the development of a popular dinner scene each Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening. The rollout of the evening dinner offerings came a few months after Café TwentyThree Hundred’s launch, but “The plan all along was to ultimately be open in the evening as an evening steakhouse,” Hansen said. Tom, Peggy and Becky have continued to tweak and add to the menu and the details of the operation. “Almost everything we have done has been based on customer input.” The biggest change in the dinner experience has been the return of “Tom’s Specials”, for years a big lunch hit at the Christmas Café and we have continued that tradition with a weekend dinner special that changes every week. The dinner menu in the beginning was basic with a rib-eye steak, filet mignon, grilled pork chop and grilled shrimp, and since then another half-dozen entrees have been added, including sautéed chicken medallions, fried coconut shrimp and a fresh seafood catch of the day. But the Tom’s Special, priced at $10.95, is always something that is not on the regular menu. A few of the specials, all homemade by Tom, are Roast Pork and Pot Roast, Lasagna, Shepherd’s Pie, Meatloaf, Oven Roasted Brisquet. Elgin Sausage and Sauerkraut and about 15 more entree choices. Other significant changes since opening is the addition of a catering service and the addition of an outdoor covered patio. The Cafe is also available for special events or meetings during times when it would ordinarily be closed. Also, Cafe Twenty-Three Hundred is the only restaurant around the area offering complimentary Adult Beverages and you can BYOB. Tom, Peggy and Becky hope to host your next business luncheon or dinner meal. Special meals can be arranged to meet your budget or personal preference.

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October 2 Burnet Bulletin  

General Excellence, Part 2