Area-wide Democratic Rally called for Saturday


The local trio Turnabout Trio--Lisa Miller, Don Crowder and Pat Gibbons--will provide live music entertainment at the old fashioned political rally for Democrats in Burnet, Llano, Blanco and Lampasas counties being held noon-3 p.m. Saturday at the Westside Park Community Center, Second Street at Avenue Q in Marble Falls.





Democrats will hold a free, area-wide event from noon-3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 3, at Westside Park Community Building, 1610 Second Street in Marble Falls.

“Llano County Democrats will have 35 candidates on their March Primary Election ballots,” said Dana Rushing, chairwoman of Llano County Democrats. “We are so excited about having so many candidates that we are going to have an 'Old- Fashioned Political Rally.'

“The free event will feature speeches from our local and statewide candidates, but we will also conduct a straw poll, and offer door prizes and hotdogs. The local trio Turnabout (Lisa Miller, Don Crowder and Pat Gibbons), will provide live music entertainment.”

Burnet and Blanco county Democrats and the Highland Lakes Democratic Women are co-hosting the event.

“The community center on Second Street at Avenue Q will provide an indoor venue for the rally, even if the weather is ugly,” Rushing said.


GOP candidate forum in Burnet Thursday, Feb. 1

Republican candidates in two contested Burnet County March 6 primary races will appear at a 6:30 p.m. political forum Thursday, Feb. 1, at the Burnet Community Center, 401 E. Jackson.

The event is sponsored by the Burnet Chamber of Commerce, the Burnet Bulletin and the Burnet County Republican Club, whose member will be serving cookies to guests, beginning at 6 p.m.

There are three candidates in the race for Precinct 2 Commissioner, currently held by Russell Graeter, who did not seek re-election. Candidates include, in alphabetical order by last name, Damon Beierle, Ryan Rowney and Tom Stephens.

Also contested is the race for Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace, currently held by Peggy Shell Simon, who also did not seek re-election. Candidates in this race include Carey Hendrick, Jane Marie Hurst and Jeff Sellers.


Buffalo soldiers to host outreach program Friday, Saturday

This Friday, Jan. 26, Inks Lake State Park will host Texas Parks and Wildlife's Buffalo Soldiers Heritage and Outreach Program. For those unable to attend on Friday, the program will take place at Longhorn Caverns State Park on Saturday, Jan. 27.

The event is a hands-on learning experience for those interested in learning about the Buffalo Soldiers and life for pioneers, soldiers, and Native Americans in 19th century America.

Buffalo Soldiers were originally part of the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments of the United States Army that were formed in 1866. Their main focus was to control the Native Americans in the Plains, protect and serve settlers, stagecoaches, and railroad crews, and bring justice to outlaws.

For reasons unknown, they were given the name “Buffalo Soldiers” by the Native Americans that fought in the American Indian Wars. The program will discuss the Buffalo Soldiers and the impact they made on the Western Front after the Civil War.


Snow Day a frolic in Burnet

Frank Shubert/Burnet Bulletin

Catherine Collier runs for cover as her brother, Lucas, takes aim Saturday, Dec. 9.  Christmas on the Square in Burnet featured a Snow Day this year and kids took advantabe of the White stuff. Hundreds stood in line for hours to get their shot at throwing snowballs, making snow angels and taking holiday pictures in snow blown in for the occasion. Visit the Burnet Bulletin page on Facebook to see more scenes from the weekend.

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

It's Christmas time in the city. This past weekend, the city of Burnet got a firsthand experience of the holiday season down on the Courthouse square. The event was a great success, the expressions on visitors' faces making this evident.

“Christmas on the Square was a great success!” said Kim Winkler, executive director of the Burnet Chamber of Commerce. “Snow on the Square was a wonderful addition to the event and the Chamber is so grateful for the overwhelming support from Burnet County and the City of Burnet to make events like this possible for our community.

“Kids (and parents) were in heaven throwing snowballs and playing in the snow — some for the first time ever. Believe it or not, kids were still playing in the snow Sunday night while waiting in the Main Street Bethlehem line!’


HLBWS features sparrow expert Dec. 7

Contributed/Greg Lasley

A Rufous-crowned sparrow sits on a branch. Byron Stone will talk about the whole range of 'little brown birds' tomorrow with the Highland Lakes Birding & Wildflower Society.

The Highland Lakes Birding and Wildflower Society (HLBW) will meet Thursday morning, Dec. 7, with snow birds in mind.

“Dr. Byron Stone, one of our favorite birding and field trip experts, is back,” said society member Margy Butler. “His presentations and field trips for the Highland Lakes Birding and Wildflower Society previously have dealt with the 'Big Birds', the raptors. But now we go on to another family of birds, those pesky 'Little Brown Birds', the sparrows, some of the wee small birds in our Hill Country bird lexicon.

“Doc's talk will feature the various species of sparrows who journey down to Central Texas in the winter, snow birds as it were.”


Make tracks to Burnet Snow Day, Dec. 9

Make tracks to the Burnet Sow Day, noon-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, at Christmas on the Square.

“Sleigh bells ring; are you listening? In the lane, snow is glistening. A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight, walking in a winter wonderland!”

This catchy tune will become reality for kids and adults of all ages in Burnet during the annual Christmas on the Square celebration!

That's right … there is a 100 percent chance of snow on the corner of Jackson and Pierce Streets from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9.

Christmas on the Square, co-sponsored by the City of Burnet and Burnet County, will take place noon to 9 p.m. in Downtown Burnet with live music performances throughout the day and performances by the Burnet High School Highlandettes and Studio 29 Dance Centre.

In addition to the snow, families will be able to enjoy entertainment; vendors; food on the square; pictures with Santa on the Courthouse steps; the Jingle Bell Jog 5K – a new addition to the event; and a bicycle drawing.


Nunn, bandanas, bling help preserve Lantex

Contributed: The Lantex lobby is transformed into an art-deco gathering place.

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

Here in Central Texas, our roots run deep and we take pride in where we come from. Most of us share common values: we love our mama's cooking, country music, and keeping history alive. Lucky for us, a night of celebrating the preservation of history and country music will be taking place this Friday in Llano.

This Friday, Dec. 1, Texas country music legend Gary P. Nunn will be headlining the Bandanas & Bling fundraiser at the Lantex Theater on the Llano courthouse square. The fundraiser will take the shape of a gala, complete with red carpet and the opportunity to break out the suit and tie. The Lantex Theater is celebrating its 90th birthday with the fundraiser to keep the building in shape for generations to come.


DPS 'Breaking the Mold' recruiting event set in Austin

AUSTIN, TEXAS – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is inviting the public to attend Breaking the Mold: The Women of the Texas Highway Patrol recruiting event on Thursday, Nov. 16, in Austin.  The law enforcement symposium will bring awareness to women in law enforcement and discuss opportunities available for all persons (men and women) seeking a career as a Texas State Trooper.  The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Texas State Capitol - Legislative Conference Room; Capitol Extension Room E2.002 (100 Congress Avenue in Austin). 


Inaugural ACS Hill Country Golf Classic tees off Saturday

Graphics contributed/ACS, Inc., South Region

Play for great prizes and a great cause at the American Cancer Society  Hill Country Golf Classic Saturday, Oct. 28.

The American Cancer Society will hold its inaugural Hill Country Golf Classic at Hidden Falls Golf Course in Meadowlakes Saturday, Oct. 28.

“Not only will you have fun and enjoy the health benefits of an exciting round of golf, but you'll also support the American Cancer Society's (ACS) efforts to save lives by helping people stay and get well,” said Jayne Palmer of the ACS South Region that includes all of Burnet County.

Tournament check-in and purchase of mulligans will begin at 10 a.m. before the shot-gun start at 11 a.m.

Cost for the four-man scramble is $75 per person. Mulligans are five for $20. Tribute roses will be available in memory of a loved one who lost the battle against cancer or in tribute to a survivor. The bouquet created will be the centerpiece at a taco meal served to golfers after the tournament.


RR&DT supports children's advocacy Saturday

RR&DT benefits advocacy center

Saturday, Oct. 21, marks the arrival of the fourth annual Rifles, Racks & Deer Tracks fundraising event, benefitting the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center in Burnet.


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