Features

Wed
06
Apr

Bluebonnet Festival Events

Thursday April 7

Mighty Thomas Carnival Wrist Band/Family Night-5-10 p.m., Corner of Boundary and League.

 

Friday April 8

Kiwanis All You Can Eat Pancakes- 6 a.m.-1 p.m., Masonic Lodge, 311 South Main Street.

Highland Lakes Birding and Wildflower Show-2-5 p.m., Herman Brown Free Library.

Arts & Crafts Vendors- 2-6 p.m., Burnet Historic Square and Jackson Street.

Biergarten- 3-8 p.m., Jackson Street, next to the Burnet Community Center.

Burnet Bulletin Pet Parade Sign-up- 4:30-5:15 p.m., In front of the Herman Brown Free Library.

Mighty Thomas Carnival- 5-11 p.m., Corner of Boundary and League.

Bluebonnet Festival Opening Ceremonies- 5:30-5:45 p.m., Highland Lakes CAF Fly Over, Main Stage on Burnet Historic Square.

Wed
07
Aug

New CarRiderPro system enhances BCISD safety

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

With safety for its students always a top priority, the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District plans to implement a system which will assist parents and educators in the often stressful activity of afternoon pick-up.

The CarRiderPro system will make its way to Bertram and RJ Richey Elementary Schools at the beginning of the school year, and later to Shady Grove Elementary.

“It is the District’s commitment to continuous improvement that led to the implementation of the CarRiderPro system,” said Superintendent Keith McBurnett. “We routinely have discussions about our major systems, and how to make improvements to them.

“The car rider pickup line is a challenge at any elementary campus, and we have been having discussions about how to develop a system that is safer and more efficient,” McBurnett added.

Wed
24
Jul

McCoy honored for NWS work; Bulletin contributor records weather data for decade

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
Hugh McCoy reads temperature data transmitted from a sensor located in his front yard every morning at 8 a.m. McCoy then records the data and submits it to the National Weather Service to continue a record that was started in 1849 when Fort Croghan was commissioned by the United States. McCoy lives on Hamilton Creek Drive, located on the old grounds of Fort Croghan, making his job as a cooperative observer even more significant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

Every morning, Burnet resident Hugh McCoy records weather conditions and daily rainfall for the area at his home on Hamilton Creek Drive, located on the grounds where Fort Croghan once stood.

Weather conditions were regularly monitored from the fort from 1849 until it was decommissioned in 1853, then continued under the U.S. Signal Corps. Recordings were later transferred to the U.S. Weather Bureau, now known as the National Weather Service. The NWS established the Cooperative Observer Program to assist with weather reporting throughout the nation and it continues today, relying on thousands of dedicated individuals like McCoy.

Wed
26
Jun

Citizens of Note: Mary Augusta (Ligon) Hampton

The Burnet County Historical Commission will honor seven individuals for their contributions to Burnet County, at a Citizens of Note reception Tuesday, July 2.

In the weeks leading up to the reception, the Burnet Bulletin will publish the biography of each recipient, written by family members and acquaintances of the honorees.

The community is invited to the 2019 Citizens of Note reception to recognize these exceptional individuals at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 2 at the Burnet County AgriLife Extension Office, 607 North Vandeveer, Burnet.

Mary Augusta (Ligon) Hampton

by Tommye Dorbandt Potts

Mary Augusta Ligon was born Jan. 7, 1890 in Fayette County, Texas, to Nannie (Kennedy) Ligon and William Henry Ligon Jr. The family moved to Burnet, Texas where her father was involved in farming and was the proprietor of a butcher shop in the town of Burnet.

Wed
26
Jun

Citizens of Note: James Leslie Luther Sr.

The Burnet County Historical Commission will honor seven individuals for their contributions to Burnet County, at a Citizens of Note reception Tuesday, July 2.

In the weeks leading up to the reception, the Burnet Bulletin will publish the biography of each recipient, written by family members and acquaintances of the honorees.

The community is invited to the 2019 Citizens of Note reception to recognize these exceptional individuals at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 2 at the Burnet County AgriLife Extension Office, 607 North Vandeveer, Burnet.

James Leslie Luther Sr.

by Cheryl Henderson and Judy Lively

*Direct quotes and facts in this biography are based on a primary source interview recorded by Judy Lively and Cheryl Henderson on Nov. 17, 2017 at the Luther Ranch.

Wed
26
Jun

Citizens of Note: LaVonna Rea (Vonnie) Riddell Fox

The Burnet County Historical Commission will honor seven individuals for their contributions to Burnet County, at a Citizens of Note reception Tuesday, July 2.

In the weeks leading up to the reception, the Burnet Bulletin will publish the biography of each recipient, written by family members and acquaintances of the honorees.

The community is invited to the 2019 Citizens of Note reception to recognize these exceptional individuals at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 2 at the Burnet County AgriLife Extension Office, 607 North Vandeveer, Burnet.

LaVonna Rea (Vonnie) Riddell Fox

by Tommye Dorbandt Potts

LaVonna Rea (Vonnie) Riddell Fox was born 92 years ago in Spicewood, Texas, to Rachel Estella Hollingsworth Riddell and Wallace William Riddell, Texas' longest serving sheriff.

Wed
26
Jun

Citizens of Note: Ina Cooper

The Burnet County Historical Commission will honor seven individuals for their contributions to Burnet County, at a Citizens of Note reception Tuesday, July 2.

In the weeks leading up to the reception, the Burnet Bulletin will publish the biography of each recipient, written by family members and acquaintances of the honorees.

The community is invited to the 2019 Citizens of Note reception to recognize these exceptional individuals at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 2 at the Burnet County AgriLife Extension Office, 607 North Vandeveer, Burnet.

Ina Cooper

1941 - 2017

by JoAnn Myers,

with memories from Monte Donaldson

Wed
19
Jun

BCHC Citizens of Note: Virgil Eric Lewis

The Burnet County Historical Commission will honor seven individuals for their contributions to Burnet County, at a Citizens of Note reception Tuesday, July 2.

In the weeks leading up to the reception, the Burnet Bulletin will publish the biography of each recipient, written by family members and acquaintances of the honorees.

The community is invited to the 2019 Citizens of Note reception to recognize these exceptional individuals at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 2 at the Burnet County AgriLife Extension Office, 607 North Vandeveer, Burnet.

Burnet County Historical Commission

Citizens of Note

Virgil Eric Lewis 

by Janet Lewis Crain, Special to the Burnet Bulletin

Wed
19
Jun

BCHC Citizen of Note: Jamie Husted

The Burnet County Historical Commission will honor seven individuals for their contributions to Burnet County, at a Citizens of Note reception Tuesday, July 2.

In the weeks leading up to the reception, the Burnet Bulletin will publish the biography of each recipient, written by family members and acquaintances of the honorees.

The community is invited to the 2019 Citizens of Note reception to recognize these exceptional individuals at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 2 at the Burnet County AgriLife Extension Office, 607 North Vandeveer, Burnet.

Burnet County Historical Commission

Citizen of Note

Jamie Lois (Duncan) Husted 

by Harris D. Husted, Special to the Bulletin

Jimsey was born in Burnet April 11, l911, the third child of Eva and Harris Duncan, who were featured in last week’s Citizens of Note preview. 

Wed
19
Jun

BCHC Citizens of Note: Eva DuVal (Cook) Duncan

The Burnet County Historical Commission will honor seven individuals for their contributions to Burnet County, at a Citizens of Note reception Tuesday, July 2.

In the weeks leading up to the reception, the Burnet Bulletin will publish the biography of each recipient, written by family members and acquaintances of the honorees.

The community is invited to the 2019 Citizens of Note reception to recognize these exceptional individuals at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 2 at the Burnet County AgriLife Extension Office, 607 North Vandeveer, Burnet.

Burnet County Historical Commission

Citizen of Note

Eva DuVall (Cook) Duncan

by Harris Husted, Special to the Bulletin

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