Features

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.

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.

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