Features

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

Tue
11
Jun

Work continues on Burnet airport static display project

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin

Painters with Lake Area Sign Company LLC, of Sulphur, Louisana, were hard at work recently painting the insignia on teh Burnet airport's Static Display Aircraft to exact U.S. Air Force specifications, and recently completed work on the T-38, pictured here, and the F-100. The Airport Static Display Restoration Project continues thanks to the support from organizations and individuals in the community.

 

Wed
22
May

Under the Big Top

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin

 

Oaks Nursing Center nurse Amanda Spratlen doubles as a face painter as she paints a beautiful butterfly on Juanita Burson's cheek during the center's circus on Friday, May 17. See more Oaks Nursing Center Circus photos in today's issue of the Burnet Bulletin and on facebook.com/burnetbulletin!

Wed
22
May

AgriLife agent lends an ear to community

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
London Jones, the new Burnet County AgriLife Extension agent for Family and Community Health, started bringing her knowledge to the community on Wednesday, May 15, succeeding retired agent Linda Wells.

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

London Jones graduated from Tarleton State University on Saturday, May 11, and by Wednesday, May 15, she had moved down to Burnet to begin her new job as the Burnet County AgriLife Extension Agent for Family and Community Health. Jones succeeded agent Linda Wells, who retired last year.

A native of Dublin, Texas, Jones grew up on a dairy farm, showing dairy cattle, and participating in six different sports, then moved on to run for the track team in college.

She graduated with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Food Nutrition, and is now bringing her knowledge and ideas to the table for the benefit of the county.

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