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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
02
May

Butter brings 'tri-vocational' ministry to Burnet

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By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

Jesus was a carpenter. The Apostle Paul was a fisherman. They, along with many other Biblical figures, made a living in other ways, in addition to spreading the word of the Gospel.

Today, the bi-vocational lifestyle is becoming a little more common as the economy changes, or as pastors simply wish to expand their reach through various lines of work.

A local pastor has dove head-first into the bi-vocational ministry since his arrival in Burnet in July 2017. Matthew Butter, pastor of Hoover Valley Baptist Church, might actually be considered tri-vocational.

After worshiping with his congregation on Sunday morning, Butter supports his family by selling insurance. When he is not working with his customers, he entertains the public with his musical talents.

Wed
02
May

Burnet hosts third state High School BBQ Cook Off

Burnet Iron Dawgs member Preston Reeves wraps up his brisket during last year's Texas High School BBQ Cook Off Championship at Burnet High School. The Iron Dawgs finished third in the 2017 competition. Burnet High School's own Kianna Moss of the Jalapeno Hottie team was named grand champion and her team won first place overall last year. The Red Hot Raiders of Taft High School came in second. This year's Cook Off will be held Saturday, May 5 at Burnet High School.

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

Texas is known for many things, but many Texans agree barbecue is at the top of that list. This Friday, high school barbecue teams from all across the state will fire up their pits for the third annual State of Texas High School BBQ Cook Off at Burnet High School.

Started by Burnet CISD in 2016, this event was created for students in the Career Technical Education programs – including Culinary Arts, Agriculture, Welding, Foods, and Food Science – and has grown exponentially every year, continuing to provide learning experiences for students through friendly competition and delicious food.

Burnet High School CTE instructors have been preparing their students for this competition by teaching them the ins and outs of creating award-winning barbecue, perfecting knife skills and cooking techniques, as well as studying consumer science and creating certain flavors.

Wed
25
Apr

Burnet residents host Australian cutting horse ambassador

Mike Crumpler, of Burnet, and Ashley Knight, of Goomeri, Australia, pose with Knight's competition horse, Just Countin' Checks, owned by Cole Eslyn, on Crumpler's land in Burnet. Crumpler was chosen as a host for Knight for the two weeks she is in town promoting the cutting horse sport as an ambassador from the Australian Cutting Horse Group (ACHG).

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

For the past two weeks, Burnet has gotten a healthy dose of culture that may not be too different from its own, in the ranching aspect at least. The town was chosen to host an Australian ambassador who has been strengthening the relationship between the American Cutting Horse Association and the Australian Cutting Horse Group, a recently established ACHA affiliate.

Seventeen-year-old Ashley Knight, of Goomeri, Australia, has been training with local horse trainer and ACHA member Mike Crumpler since she arrived in Texas last Tuesday.

“I am hoping to get more youth involved in and promote the sport,” Knight said. “There aren't as many youth involved in cutting horse back home, so I'm hoping to have more join in the future.”

Thu
29
Mar

Dr. Seuss Week makes reading whimsical

Burnet Police Chief Paul Nelson reads “The Butter Battle Book” to Ms. Clark and Lastly's Kindergarten classes at Shady Grove Elementary on Fri., March 9. Nelson was one of many community members who volunteered to celebrate Dr. Seuss Week at Shady Grove Elementary from March 5 to March 9. “The Butter Battle Book” teaches readers that though some people are different from others, there is no reason everyone can't get along.

Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go!”

Dr. Seuss' words of wisdom can be recognized from a mile away, no matter one's age or temperament. He is one of the most celebrated children's authors of all time, and BCISD Parent-Volunteer Coordinator Darlene Denton has made it a goal to spread his magic and ideals to children throughout BCISD.

Denton has gone above and beyond to teach students about Dr. Seuss and the values he continues to instill in children's minds through his colorful, whimsical stories.

In 2001, Denton took members of the BHS girls basketball team to the elementary school to read their favorite Dr. Seuss stories to the children.

Fri
09
Mar

Texas Crossing EP released today

Texas Crossing's EP, 'It's All Over,'releases March 9.

 

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

Texas Country Music can be found found right here in our small town, if you look close enough. Texas Crossing, a husband and wife duo with Central Texas roots, has been gracing the stages of various venues throughout the Hill Country and beyond.

1993 Burnet graduate Colt Buckelew and his wife, Tiffany Valentine, put their hearts and souls into their music and look forward to sharing it with their fans many nights out of the week.

Buckelew began singing 37 years ago, sang in the Burnet High School choir, and even performed at the very first Bluebonnet Festival in 1983. Buckelew expanded his horizons as time went on, enjoying the opportunity to sing with talents such as Pat Green and Cory Morrow.

“Rusty Weirr, a great songwriter, was a big mentor of mine that opened up this music world for me,” Buckelew said.

Wed
07
Feb

Crumpler's passion takes him to ACHA greatness

Mike Crumpler and his wife, Janie, display the trophy Mike received upon induction into the American Cutting Horse Association Hall of Fame in Dec. 2017.

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

Two-and-a-half minutes – that is how long Burnet resident and horse trainer Mike Crumpler has to display the blood, sweat, and tears he puts into the sport that his passion. Those 2 ½ minutes encompass months, even years, he spends training his horses in the art of cutting cattle.

In December 2017, Crumpler's efforts were recognized with one of the highest honors someone in his field could accomplish. Crumpler was inducted into into the 2017 American Cutting Horse Association Hall of Fame — an achievement he credits not only to his hard work and dedication, but to the horses and clients he works with and the people he keeps close.

“Being inducted into the Hall of Fame is one of my greatest accomplishments,” Crumpler said. “I was shocked when I heard them call my name. I couldn't have done it without my clients and the best wife, who has stood beside me all the way.”

Wed
20
Dec

Students learn 'Manners Matter'

Ever so careful of their manners, students taking part in the 'Manners Matter Spaghetti Etiquette Meal' are, from left, Zoe Ward, 9, Nyla Brown, 11, Taylor Taliaferro, 8, and Brailyn Halleck, 8. They all keep their elbows off the table, chew with their mouth closed, and dab their mouths with a napkin if they make a mess. (See more photos from the event on the Facebook page of the Burnet Bulletin.)

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

On Tuesday, Dec. 12, the Boys and Girls Club of Burnet was transformed into a 5-Star restaurant as the children took part in a luxurious 3-course meal and learned all about manners.

The “Manners Matter Spaghetti Etiquette Meal,” hosted by Kenna Bolan, brought numerous community leaders together to assist with the meal and discuss the importance of good table manners with the children.

Bolan reached out to Burnet County elected officials, first responders, local businesses, and the Burnet High School Culinary Arts students, who eagerly showed up to donate their time and services to a great cause. In addition to the community leaders and Culinary Arts students, First State Bank of Burnet, H-E-B Burnet, and Partymakers sponsored the event by donating funds and supplies.

Fri
15
Dec

Crafting the Future: Classes prep students for employment

Bill Neve and his Construction Trades class pose in front of their "tiny house" they have been working on this school year. Upon completion, the tiny house will go to Houston to help a family affected by the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

Burnet High School has made it a mission to “Craft the future” of its students, to prepare them for college, employment, and the real world. An impactful program recently implemented at BHS to continue this effort is the Ag Mechanics and Construction Trades program. This program prepares students for the real world through woodworking, agriculture, welding, communication, teamwork, and mathematics.

Students in the Construction Trades class are educated in the mathematical aspects of construction by instructor Bill Neve; they are then able to use the methods they have learned in the classroom and apply them to construction techniques. Upon completion of this class, students earn two credits – geometry and agriculture.

“We learn geometry, trigonometry, and algebra and use it to build trusses and walls,” student Ty Holbrook said.

Wed
06
Dec

Burnet's Bulldogger a Pro Rodeo Hall of Famer

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Tommy Puryear, local rodeo champion, sits down for interviews after learning of induction into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

December brings many different thoughts to mind — cold weather, Christmas, snow (for some), hot chocolate, lounging by the fireplace on Christmas Eve anticipating the arrival of Santa Claus.

But for over 100,000 people every year, December also means National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This week sees the kickoff of yet another NFR experience for cowboys and fans worldwide. The NFR has been a source of entertainment for rodeo fans since it was established in 1958. This year is no different. With this popular event just around the corner, Burnet County residents are reminded of the accomplishments of a local celebrity — steer-wrestling champion Tommy Puryear.

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