Randy Longoria, park supervisor and employee with the City of Burnet for the past 12 years, operates a tractor to help clean out brush and trees during the Steps Forward event held Friday, March 31, at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes.
By Amy Prayer Burnet Bulletin The Lower Colorado River Authority was out in force in Burnet last week for LCRA Steps Forward Day on Friday, March 31. LCRA Steps Forward is an employee volunteer program that launched in 2015. LCRA works with communities to identify suitable service projects in which the communities do not have people or financial resources to complete them on their own. LCRA will then supply the labor and materials needed to complete the project. On Friday, 21 volunteers combined from the LCRA and city of Burnet under the leadership of Ryan Schnitzler, a supervisor from Mansfield & Tom Miller, to perform work at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes on US 281. “We started at 8 a.m. this morning clearing out all the brush and trees from the creek behind the YMCA of the Highland Lakes and we finished by 1 p.m.,”said Schnitzler.
Professional and local basketball players will be hosting Score to Cure Cancer, a charity basketball game to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on May 21.
The game will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Burnet Middle School gymnasium. Admittances is free for kids and students and $10 for adults. All proceeds will benefit the hospital.
The game will include a halftime show including a small three-on-three tournament. Partipating teams will be selected by drawing. The winning team will play a game against three of the professional players at the event.
For more information on the event, email email@example.com.
The Burnet High School Highlandette 37th Annual Spring Show will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 28-30, with nightly performances at 7 p.m. at the Burnet High School Auditorium, 1000 The Green Mile in Burnet. Dette Moms will get into the act in a skit with team, pictured here. Cost for the performance will be $8 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prince died earlier today (April 21) at age 57 at his Paisley Park home and studio, his publicist confirmed to the Associated Press.
Prince was hospitalized last week after his plane for was forced to make an emergency landing in Moline, Ill. Released a few hours later, a rep told TMZ that he had been battling a bad case of the flu.
Rumors are floating in the reality TV circuit that 2016 Bachelorette JoJo has a Burnet beau.
JoJo Fletcher, a real estate developer hailing from Dallas, hopes to find love on this season of the Bachelorette, premiering Monday, May 23, and one of the contestants in rumored to be Burnet native and U.S. Army veteran Luke Pell.
Reality television commentator “Reality Steve,” who has predicted the endings of nine seasons of the hit reality television show, The Bachelorette, said on his website that Pell had been seen with Fletcher on a date in Greensburg, Pa.
“As for last night, JoJo and her date Luke showed up for the Dan + Shay concert at around 11:45 p.m. local time, a good two hours and 45 minutes after they let people in the venue,” he said.
An awed murmur spread across a small crowd of bystanders as a man and woman remove the last protective wrappings from a young, female bald eagle. The woman opens her hands, and in a few quick flaps, the eagle takes flight, cruising over the surface of the Colorado River and landing among the trees on its bank.
The crowd bursts with cheers and applause.
While some of the patrons of the Vanishing Texas River Cruise on Wednesday morning, April 13 had no idea the were going to see an eagle released back into the wild that day, others on the boat have been preparing for this moment for some time.
John Karger, Executive Director of the Last Chance Forever Bird of Prey Conservancy, and Conservancy Facilities and Educational Director Kelly Rayner are two of a team that dedicated time and effort to returning the raptor to the wild.
With Tax Day right around the corner, many of us are reaching into our pockets to pay-off Uncle Sam.
To relieve taxpayers of the stress associated with meeting the federal deadline, Kona Ice will be hosting its third annual National “Chill Out” Day.
The island-inspired truck will be parked at First State Bank in Burnet from 9-11 a.m. on Monday, April 18 to hand out Free cups of tropical shaved ice and complimentary Hawaiian leis to all who stop by.
The refreshing treat will ensure that there is no taxation without relaxation this tax season.
National “Chill Out” Day is one of the many ways Kona Ice is encouraging the nation to take a step back, relax and enjoy a Kona.
Through partnerships with schools, youth sports leagues and other neighborhood organizations, Kona Ice has given back over $35 million to the communities it serves.