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Burnet CISD Superintendent hosts meeting on dangers of vaping
BERTRAM — Superintendent Keith McBurnett of the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District held an informational meeting for the community in Bertram Sunday to talk about the dangers of vaping for teens and what his district plans to do to keep them from becoming addicted.
When snow or ice is in the forecast, this is how much it costs to treat North Texas roads
Treating roads before any wintry precipitation is crucial to ensuring driving conditions are as safe as possible, but the preparations aren’t cheap. The Texas Department of Transportation uses a solution called brine to treat roads. Brine is a “liquid, salt-based anti-icer,” and it costs about 25 ce
Burnet County will issue $2.5 million in tax notes
Burnet County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday, Dec. 11, to begin the process of obtaining $2.5 million in 2019 tax anticipation notes to fund a number of projects, including $1.6 million for upgrades to the Burnet County Jail and 9-1-1 dispatching.
Five killed in fire near Texas State University ruled homicide
SAN MARCOS, Texas — The deaths of five people killed in a large apartment fire near Texas State University have been ruled homicides. The fire broke out on July 20 at an apartment complex in San Marcos. The fire has been ruled an arson, though no arrests have been made and few details have been rele
Texas girl’s inoperable brain tumor vanishes
In what seems like a Christmas miracle, the inoperable brain tumor of an 11-year-old girl in Texas has disappeared, and doctors say they don’t know why. Roxli Doss was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, in June, as KVUE reported, and went through weeks of radiation.
Main Street Bethlehem in Burnet Brings Bible to Life
I only had to travel to the heart of the city of Burnet to be whisked back in time and thousands of miles away to a tiny hamlet near Jerusalem on a chilly winter’s night. While the shepherds and wise men followed a star, I followed the directions in my copy of the 101 Highland Lakes Christmas Guide
RM 2342 roadway work expected to cause traffic delays
Construction is underway on repairing the depth of RM 2342 between RM 1431 in Kingsland and the intersection of Park Road 4. The work is expected to be completed within “a couple of weeks, weather permitting,” according to the Texas Department of Transportation.
BCISD Hall of Honor nominations open
Nominations for Burnet CISD's Hall of Honor are being accepted through Monday, Jan. 7. Individuals may be nominated in any of the four following categories:. The individual winners for each category will be honored at the annual Burnet Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet in 2019.
Asylum-seekers at the border: Churches fill the void
A network of churches in New Mexico has become the first stop for many asylum-seekers crossing the southern border after they are released from ICE custody. For most families, the help is essential.
Boyd Group acquires Paceline Collision Centers, including Marble Falls location
The Boyd Group announced on Dec. 17 the acquisition of Paceline Collision Centers’ nine Texas locations. Paceline Collision, which began in Lampasas in 1995, operates a Marble Falls location at 2300 Ninth St.
Texas is being irresponsible with its $12 billion rainy day fund. Here's a better plan
Anybody who remembers the 1980s and the end of the oil boom in Texas understands why the state decided in 1989 to set up a constitutionally mandated rainy day fund. We needed to make sure we could keep the lights on should another crash come calling.
Things to do in Leander and Cedar Park from December to January
DEC. 23-26 Families can temporarily foster dogs for holidays. Texas Humane Heroes wants dogs to spend the holidays in a home, so residents may take home a dog temporarily. Various times. Free. Texas Humane Heroes, 10930 E. Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander. 512-260-2602. www.facebook.com/texashumaneher
Gov. Abbott says Texas will make passing own state health care law a priority as Obamacare lawsuit continues
AUSTIN — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said state leaders will work to pass their own health care law that would replace the Affordable Care Act if its ultimately struck down in the courts.
Memphis' Peabody hotel eyes North Texas for expansion
The Peabody, a historic Memphis hotel famous for its Southern hospitality and marching ducks, is planning to branch out to North Texas, starting with a 300-room hotel in Roanoke near the Texas Motor Speedway.
The new Permian Basin drilling king is a familiar Texas name
Exxon Mobil Corp. has overtaken rivals to become the most active driller in the Permian Basin, showing the urgency with which the world's biggest oil company by market value is pursuing U.S. shale.
Speech pathologist sues school district, Texas AG for right to boycott Israel
A Round Rock speech pathologist is suing the school district she once worked with, saying a contract amendment that forced her resignation is unconstitutional. Bahia Amawi has contracted with Pflugerville ISD to provide bilingual language pathology services since 2009. In August, her contract renewa
Judicial activism can be a right-wing problem, too, as the Texas Obamacare ruling clearly shows
When conservatives decry judicial activism, the target is inevitably a liberal judge whose rulings reach beyond interpreting law to making law. But misguided activist judges aren’t limited to the political left as last week’s federal court ruling against the Affordable Care Act shows.
Recruiting report card: Why Texas Tech's 2015 class has mostly been a disappointment
With the early signing period looming, we start a four-part series looking back at Texas Tech's past four recruiting classes. Here's a look back at the 2015 class:. Defensive lineman Broderick Washington: While his overall tackle number was slightly lower in 2018, it was still a breakout season for
Texas woman, 84, bored with retirement, gets college degree
People 65 and older make up less than one percent of U.S. college students. In 2015, they accounted for about 67,000 of about 20 million college students, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Janet Fein is among that elite group of Americans.
Judge gives mom 40 years after 2 kids die in car. People 'take better care of their pets'
A Texas judge showed little sympathy during sentencing for a mom whose two daughters, ages 1 and 2, died after being left in an increasingly hot car overnight. "Those precious little girls would still be here today if this had not happened," said Judge Keith Williams, according to Hill Country Break