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LCRA directors vote to raise rates for firm water customers

LCRA directors vote to raise rates for firm water customers

The Lower Colorado River Authority board of directors Wednesday approved a one-year drought rate for  the utility’s firm water customers that will be approximately 16 percent higher than what they currently pay. The directors approved the rate increase, which will take effect Jan. 1, 2015 and raises the price that…

Tornado hits house near Bertram

Tornado hits house near Bertram

A Tornado struck three houses near Bertram Thursday evening but emergency authorities said there were no injuries. Burnet County emergency management coordinator Jim Barho said the houses in the area of  RR 1174 and RR 963 near Briggs were damaged at about 8:30 p.m. as violent weather struck Central Texas…

LCRA rates structure in flux

LCRA rates structure in flux

When the Lower Colorado River Authority’s staff began the process of formulating and adopting a new rate structure for the price of water it sells to customers in the river basin, the plan was to bring a proposal to the utility’s board of directors at their June meetings. The board’s…

Winery possible for Burnet’s Square

Winery possible for Burnet’s Square

The Burnet Economic Development Corporation and San Saba businessman Michael McHenry are close to reaching an agreement on a deal that would result in him expanding his Wedding Oak Winery operation to include a prominent presence on Burnet’s historic downtown square, multiple sources familiar with the negotiations have told the…