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Fri
15
Apr

Movies in the Park start April 29

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

 

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’.

Fri
15
Apr

National Chill Out Day set for Monday

With Tax Day right around the corner, many of us are reaching into our pockets to pay-off Uncle Sam. 

To relieve taxpayers of the stress associated with meeting the federal deadline, Kona Ice will be hosting its third annual National “Chill Out” Day.

The island-inspired truck will be parked at First State Bank in Burnet from 9-11 a.m. on Monday, April 18 to hand out Free cups of tropical shaved ice and complimentary Hawaiian leis to all who stop by.

The refreshing treat will ensure that there is no taxation without relaxation this tax season.

National “Chill Out” Day is one of the many ways Kona Ice is encouraging the nation to take a step back, relax and enjoy a Kona

Through partnerships with schools, youth sports leagues and other neighborhood organizations, Kona Ice has given back over $35 million to the communities it serves.

Fri
15
Apr

Summer Music Series kicks off in May

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

 

The 2016 Burnet Summer Music Series will once again feature a list of top entertainers.

To open the series, Tow Tons of Steel will play a free concert on May 7, followed by Kyle Park with special guest Luke Pell May 21.

William Clark Green & JB and the Moonshine Band will showcase on June 18 and closing out the series will be Stoney LaRue with special guest Brandon Jenkins on July 23.

The concerts will all be held at the Haley Nelson Amphitheater, located at 301 Garden Ridge Trails, just off Texas 29 West in Burnet.

“Every year we strive to turn up the knob on talent,” said Damon Beierle, owner of Double Eagle Entertainment and one of the sponsors of the series.

“This year is no different, we are bringing in a few veterans to the series along with artists who have never played this market before,”

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

Fri
15
Apr

33rd Bluebonnet Festival Smashes Records

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

 

Even rain showers could not keep more than 30,000 people from attending the 33rd Annual Bluebonnet Festival.

“We had record numbers on everything this year, every number we counted was more than it has been,” said Kim Winkler, Director of the Burnet Chamber of Commerce.

The rainy weather, possibly intimidated by the crowd only stayed during the afternoon.

By nightfall, the rain had gone and over 1,700 people were in attendance to watch Bri Bagwell and Jason Boland play during the Saturday night Concert.

“That is the most we have had for our Saturday night concert,” said Winkler.

While final numbers are still being tallied Winkler said that they had record number carnival sales and completely sold out of Chamber Bluebonnet Festival T-shirts.

Dale Watson, who played Friday night seemed to draw a large crowd as well but numbers for that concert can not be determined.

Wed
06
Apr

One Good Flip Turn Deserves Another

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

As Billy Robertson said, his father Tex Robertson grew up in Sweetwater and “got hooked on swimming in muddy creeks.”

His passion for swimming and educating swimmers led to a lifelong career and a dedication to the Burnet community.

Tex worked tirelessly to help the community, his son said, including helping to open a Burnet City swimming pool in 1962 and helping to organize the Texas Swimming Association in the early 1970s.

“When the Burnet pool was built we had Aqua Carnivals for 12 or 14 years,” Robertson said. “The were one of the highlights of springtime. There were beauty contest competitions – so many great people were involved.”

Burnet City officials, YMCA officials and community members honored Tex's life work in a rededication ceremony at the Tex Robertson Swimming Pool in the YMCA of the Highland Lakes in Burnet on Friday, April 1, which officials playful regarded, 'April Pool's Day.'

Wed
06
Apr

Texas Bluebonnets: The Flower of History and Legend

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

The advent of spring in Texas in marked by a visible change along highways and pastures all across the state.

The bluebonnet begins to bloom, and the countryside is dressed in blue.

The bluebonnet, also called buffalo clover, wolf flower, and el conejo (Spanish for ‘the rabbit’), usually blooms in late March and early April and is found mostly in limestone outcroppings from north central Texas to Mexico.

According to the Handbook of Texas, while early explores failed to mention the bluebonnet in their descriptions of Texas, Indian lore called the flower a gift from the “Great Spirit”.

The Texas Cooperative Extension elaborated that Native Americans wove fascinating folk talks around them.

Wed
06
Apr

33rd Bluebonnet Festival begins Friday

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

Weathering a few isolated thunderstorms through the Burnet Bluebonnet Festival weekend looks like what is in store for visitors and residents planning on attending.

 “Many of times we have had rain, and it never really effected the festival, but we do have contingency plans for the concert and things if need be,” said Kim Winkler, executive director of the Burnet Chamber of Commerce, host of the event.

With over 30,000 attendees in account for the past three years faulty weather has not stopped the large crowd from enjoying the activities.

“Our vendor number is up and our concert number is up so we think this year will be just as great as previous years,” said Winkler.

With the Might Thomas Carnival rolling into town Thursday night, patrons can enjoy “Family Night” a day early before the official kick-off of the festival.

Thu
31
Mar

WOW High Tea Fashion Show benefits transplant fund

BY GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/HIGHLAND LAKES NEWSPAPERS

 

A Women of Wisdom (WOW) High Tea Fashion Show at Marble Falls First United Methodist Church, 1101 Bluebonnet Drive, this Saturday, April 2, will be an event about style with a serious goal.

It will be sponsored from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. by the WOW women's group of Smoking for Jesus Ministry (SJM) to benefit the South-Central Kidney Transplant Fund and local resident Darlene Sanders.

“The event is two-fold,” said Julie Tumblin, an organizer of the event. “We do want ladies to enjoy a high tea, with its little sandwiches and pastries and tea. We hope they will wear their own favorite fashions and hats to style for one another.”

The children's style show is expected to be a special treat.

The second aspect of the tea is fundraising.

Thu
31
Mar

Hill Country Lawn and Garden Show this Saturday

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

 

The Highland Lakes Master Gardener host the 18th Annual Lawn and Garden Show this Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Burnet Community Center.

During the show, enthusiasts can take workshops as well as browse the vendors, information booths and other activities.

 “"We'll have a number of programs and events that people can learn about a number of things from,” said Lavona Fry, member of the Master Gardeners.

Along with demonstrations by the Master Gardeners and a room dedicated to demos there will be shopping.

“The plant holding area is a great thing for the shoppers to be able to leave their plants and continue to shop, they can drive up when they are finished and the plants will be delivered to them,” said Fry.

There is even something for the kids during this event.

“Our Children’s Corner will be doing Fairy garden dishes that the kids can make and take home,” said Fry.

Wed
30
Mar

Your spring cleaning day is coming

BY GLYNIS CRAWFORD SMITH/HIGHLAND LAKES NEWSPAPERS

 

Spring cleaning is going on all over Burnet County and on in to Llano County.

Citywide events begin in Burnet, for one day on Saturday,  April 2; curbside and at a central location in Marble Falls, according to the type of trash between April 16-24, and one day in Granite Shoals on Saturday, April 30.

Clean up continues countywide on Saturday, April 30, with the National Drug Take Back Day, and Saturday, May 21, with the 2016 Burnet County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection event.

At central city locations, a water bill and driver's license will establish whether a citizen can deposit trash.

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