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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.

Wed
01
May

BC inmate's redemption found through faith

Nathan Hendrix/Burnet Bulletin
Ron Johnson and Randy Wayne Johns start and end each of their meetings on Tuesdays with a prayer. Ron inspired Randy to make significant changes in his life, and now Randy tries to do the same for other inmates at the Burnet County Jail.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix

Staff Writer

The Highlander

Everyone can be redeemed. This is the belief of one Burnet County inmate after he found his personal redemption through faith and self-reflection and now works to share that belief with other inmates.

Randy Wayne Johns, 46, is currently serving a five-year sentence for evading arrest with a vehicle and theft of up to $30,000, but relationships he never would have made outside of prison have helped him begin to turn his life around.

“I don't want to be locked up, but being here has opened a lot of doors for me,” he said.

The most pivotal relationship Randy made was with Ron Johnson.

Ron works with a group of men who visit the Burnet County Jail once a week for “prison ministry.” Ron has been making the voluntary visits on Tuesdays for more than year and said that Randy's reaction is unique.

Wed
17
Apr

Inks Lake Park intern battles light pollution

Photo by Steve Shubert, Special to the Bulletin
Our ancestors were once able to behold the twinkling night sky like the one pictured after every sunset, but thanks to inefficient outdoor lighting, that experience is becoming endangered. The Night Sky Conservation movement was started in hopes of reversing this sad truth, and Lauren Sweat, an intern at Inks Lake State Park, is doing her part in educating residents of the Hill Country on the issue.

 

 

 

 

 

Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

There was once a time in which every star in the sky could be seen at night. Our ancestors experienced an absolute absence of light once the sun set, and the twinkling black sky above was untouched; one could watch the stars twinkle from anywhere in the world.

Today, much of the night sky is tainted by light pollution, and billions of people rarely have the chance to behold a sight as breathtaking as the Milky Way on a dark, clear night.

Lauren Sweat, a Sustainability major at the University of Texas at Austin and an intern at Inks Lake State Park, is on a mission to reverse this sad truth and is actively sharing knowledge and suggestions with the public to help bring back the beauty of the night sky.

Wed
10
Apr

Celebrating 95 years!

Contributed

 

Helen White of Buchanan Dam celebrates her 95th birthday this month. She has three daughters and 55 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She has lived in Buchanan Dam for almost 38 years and is an active member of Hill Country Fellowship in Burnet. Happy birthday, Helen!

Wed
10
Apr

Pastor's new album sounds like Butter

Savanna Gregg/Burnet BulletinBurnet singer and songwriter Matthew Butter (middle) collaborates with Sam Williams (left) and Eric Schuessler of Cadillac Gypsies as they play “Song Swap” Saturday, March 9, as part of the entertainment provided at Corden's Cause. Butter plays at various shows throughout the Hill Country, and will perform at this year's Bluebonnet Festival on the Jackson Street Stage from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Saturday, April 13.

 

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

The Highlander

In a giant leap from Burnet to Winslow Township, New Jersey, local singer and songwriter Matthew Butter has taken a step further into the world of music entertainment and a step closer to producing his newest album, scheduled to be released in May.

Butter, the Pastor at Hoover Valley Baptist Church, grew up melding his poetry along with music, and began sharing it with his community. Butter recently had the chance to record his songs with Stephen McKnight, producer of Thermal Studios in New Jersey, learning the ins and outs of developing an album sure to entertain his fans once it is released.

Butter's new album will feature a variety of sounds, shining a light on a country singer who wants the world to know his talents do not belong under one label.

“I want people to know a different side of me,” Butter said.

Wed
03
Apr

Community rallies behind airport display restoration

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
Texas Green Blast crews sandblast the last static display aircraft at the Burnet Municipal Airport on Thursday, March 28. According to Highland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force Executive Officer Ed Holley, the T-38 pictured was known a supersonic trainer back in its prime.

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

Burnet's static display aircraft will undergo the final stages of their restoration this Friday, April 5 at the Burnet Municipal Airport. Since it was approved, crews with Texas Green Blast have been preparing the aircraft for the Static Display Restoration Project by sandblasting the previous layers of paint from the aluminum giants while the Burnet community has developed a common goal of seeing the project to completion.

As the perimeter fence of the Burnet Municipal Airport is steadily filling with banners thanking each and every sponsor for the project, the aircraft behind it move a step closer to the finished product. Members of the Highland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force, as they volunteer at the airport and its museum, have the opportunity to watch the transformation from their windows and recognize the project's significance to the city.

Wed
27
Mar

Icing for joy

Connie Swinney/Burnet Bulletin

Burnet resident Meranda Ortiz helps her daughter Neriah decorate a cookie at Westside Park in Marble Falls on Wednesday, March 20, during Spring Break activities. Neriah and her sister, Naomi, not pictured, also enjoyed seeing a free movie at Showbiz Cinema later that afternoon.

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