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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
20
Jun

Schlab honored as Caseworker of the Year

Burnet CPS caseworker Tiffany Schlab is awarded the title of Region VII Caseworker of the Year on Thursday, May 17. Schlab also celebrated her 22-year anniversary of working with CPS on Friday, June 1.

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

Burnet Child Protective Services Caseworker Tiffany Schlab was recently awarded the title of Region VII Caseworker of the Year, in recognition of the time, effort, and passion she has put into her field for the past 22 years.

Fresh out of college, Schlab was offered a job as an investigator in Limestone County, where she worked for seven years before moving to Burnet to take a new step in her journey.

Since 2002, Schlab has worked with fellow caseworkers in Region VII, which covers 30 counties. On Friday, June 1, Schlab celebrated her 22-year anniversary of working with CPS.

“I'm helping the kids,” Schlab said. “It is tough; you have your highs and lows, but you also have that gratification when you see a kid get a new home or be adopted.”

Tue
05
Jun

Hunger Alliance coordinates summer food programs

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

Hunger has been a significant issue across the country for ages, and the problem is becoming more prominent in Burnet County.

Eighty-five percent of families in the area live at or below the poverty level; that is a number no community wants to see. The Burnet County Hunger Alliance (BCHA) is set on making a change to this statistic, spending hours of their free time making a difference in a side of the community of which many are unfamiliar.

After the school year, students in BCISD and Marble Falls ISD are offered free meals throughout the summer, though many families are unable to transport their kids to the campuses to take advantage of them.

Thu
24
May

New pastor, family add to church's rich history

Contributed/Pat Collins

In November 2017, Burnet Presbyterian Church welcomed pastor Josyph Andrews to serve as their 39th pastor. Pastor Josyph and his wife, Jean, are native Texans raised in the Hill Country.

As the son of a military father and an employee in the telecommunications industry, Andrews and his wife decided they have spent too much time away from their home and four daughters; the two returned home to follow their dream.

Jean has supported Josyph since the beginning of his seminary journey, reading his lessons as they drove together to weekly preaching assignments. Today, the couple stand alongside each other throughout life, and Jean shares her knowledge of the Bible during Bible Study and Sunday School at BPC, to the open arms of her new congregation.

Thu
24
May

Lupus warriors fight disease with hope

Highland Lakes Newspapers office manager Kim Green talks about her experiences with the autoimmune disease lupus for Lupus Awareness Month in May.

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

Every day, more than a million Americans and five million people worldwide spend their lives battling lupus. Lupus, an autoimmune disease that targets men and women from teens to adulthood, leaves its victims with a lifetime of complications many are unaware of until they have walked a mile in the shoes of a “Lupus Warrior.”

May is Lupus Awareness Month, and a few local warriors are on a mission to bring the issue to light, and share their stories with those who might be living with the same disease, or may want to learn more for the sake of a friend or relative.

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.

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