Christmas season is a special time in Burnet

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The Christmas holiday season brings back a plethora of memories from my childhood as I’m sure it does for many of you.  Those memories somehow help to soothe the hectic pace that is our modern-day experience. I wonder if our parents and grandparents felt the same way in their time. 

Where we hasten to pick out the perfect gift for our loved ones I know my own parents hastened to create the perfect gifts. My mom would sew new clothes, make dolls, and other gifts for us, often starting months ahead of time to get them all done by Christmas.  So maybe what seemed like a slower pace to us kids, for our parents it wasn’t really that much different than what we experience today.

Regardless of the hurried pace of the season, the folks in Burnet and surrounding areas work hard to make memories for our kids and grandkids, and visitors to the area.   The City of Burnet and Burnet County have, once again, lit the night with a vast array of holiday lighting. The lights in the trees on the courthouse lawn go so far up into the tree canopy that they can easily be seen from the highways inviting visitors to the square. 

You can follow the lighting trail from the glistening reflections of the lights over Hamilton Creek eastward to the square, down Jackson Street all the way to Wallace Riddell Park where a giant lighted Santa waves to visitors as they come into Burnet on Highway 29 East.  

Find the rest of Mayor Bromley's contributed column in the Wednesday, Dec. 4 issue of the Burnet Bulletin, the newspaper of record for Burnet County. To offer a comment or news tip, email To subscribe to the newspaper, call 512-756-6136 or click the "E-Edition" like at the top right-hand corner of the page to subscribe to our online edition.

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