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.


Living Love makes Plus Ten Puppy appeal

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Burnet Bulletin

The volunteers of Living Love Animal Rescue in south Burnet County went above and beyond their previous commitments this month when they made room for more than 10 animals at once.

The shelter already was full to bursting with 20 dogs and close to 100 cats. A recording at the shelter already announced that the shelter was full when a call came in that set a new challenge.

A woman in tears said her dog had delivered 14 pups and she had no resources to care for them.

Shelter manager Rosalie Brosh and volunteer Kelley Whited traveled to the woman's home thinking they might come away with two puppies and an agreement to have the mother dog spayed.


Mild-mannered bookkeeper leads double comic life

Kim Green (as the Silver Banshee) and her daughter Cierra Jones (as Jaylah) pose before the Star Trek Galactic Federation symbol at the Alamo City Comic-Con. The mild-mannered Green, who is the office manager of The Highlander, has a geeky side that only comes out at Comic-Con.

By Frank Shubert


The Burnet Bulletin

One of the highlights of every Comic-Con International: San Diego, which wrapped another successful four days of fun and games in July, is the amazing cosplay by those in attendance.

For those who are uninitated in the ways of geekdom, cosplay — a blending of the words costume and play — is the art of dressing up as and imitating a character from a fan's favorite movie, book, comic, graphic novel or video game and the San Diego Comic-Con can be likened to the Super Bowl for cosplay enthusiasts.

A similar scene was played out not long ago in San Antonio as thousands of comic book fans, gamers and self-identified "geeks" descended upon the Mission City to show their enthusiasm for the latest fantasy heroes, heroines, villains and the artists who created them.


LCRA step forward to clean up around YMCA

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.


Basketball game raises funds for cancer research

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 jmaxhoops@gmail.com


Highlandette Spring Show starts tonight

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 smwidemann@austin.rr.com.



Pop Star Singer Prince at age 57

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. 


'Bachelorette' rumored to have Burnet beau



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.


Taking Flight... Conservancy releases bald eagle



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.


Movies in the Park start April 29



Bring your lawn chairs and popcorn and get settled in for a great line up of the 2016 Movies in the Park.

“We are excited about the summer events over all, movies in the park and the summer concert series,” said Evan Milliorn, City of Burnet Assistant Director of Administrative Services.

The City of Burnet Parks and Recreations Department has released the lineup for their family fun movie night.

“These events are really tailored to the local families and its an inexpensive way that we can give back to the community,” said Milliorn.

The spin off/prequel to the Despicable Me Franchise- ‘Minions’ will lead off the schedule April 29.

Following on May 20, the American adventure science fiction film ‘Jurassic World’ will play and finishing the schedule will be the animated Lionsgate film ‘Norm of the North’.


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