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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.

Wed
30
Mar

All are welcome to gathering for grief

Losing a loved one is a life-changing experience, but fellowship can help. The John O. Akinloye, Jr., Foundation will be having a gathering on Saturday, April 16, for those who have suffered the loss of a loved one.

“Guest speakers, pastoral support, food and lots of joy” are promised at the Vanderveer Street Church of Christ Fellowship Hall from 1-4 p.m., said Cynthia Akinloye-Hall, president of the foundation that bears her son’s name.

“Three years ago, I lost my son suddenly and I know firsthand that dealing with the loss of a child can be devastating,” Akinloye-Hall said. “The love never ends and the longing doesn’t cease when people fade away.”

The loss is made even more difficult because people expect the grieving person to “move on,” she said. The gathering is meant to be a chance for people to be open and share their thoughts and feelings about the person they’ve lost.

Wed
30
Mar

2nd annual Great Strides Walk slated for Saturday

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

 

The Second Annual Great Strides Walk benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be held this Saturday, April 2 at the Haley Nelson Park in Burnet, starting at 9 a.m.

Madeline Grambrell, 14, and sister Savanna, 10, who both suffer from the condition, collaborated with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to bring the walk to Burnet for the first time last year.

“We are very excited about the 2nd annual cystic fibrosis walk. Last years event was a phenomenal success and we raised nearly double our goal,” said Erica Grambrell, Madeline and Savanna’s mother and host of the walk.

“So far we have 10 teams that have signed up and we are expecting around 250 people to attend this year’s event,” said Grambrell.

Victoria Rucker, 28,of Burnet,has suffered from Cystic Fibrosis since she was three.

Rucker and her family participated in the first Great Stride that the Grambrell family brought to Burnet.

Wed
09
Mar

Fort Croghan open for Spring Break

Although Burnet's most popular historic site is officially closed for the winter season, Fort Croghan Grounds and Museum will be open Friday, March 12, and from March 14-19.

During Spring Break 2015 more than 450 people visited Fort Croghan at 703 Buchanan Drive. They came from all over to visit Hill Country attractions among bluebonnets in bloom and paused to roam the restored remains of the fortification against hostile Indians that operated from March 18, 1849, to 1855.

The hours, except for Sunday, March 15, when closed, are from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.

When the regular season begins April 7, the fort will be open weekly from Thursday-Saturday, also from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wed
09
Mar

Clocks to spring forward...

Before turning in for the night this Saturday, March 12, Burnet County residents (especially those who don't want to be late for schedule activities the next morning) will want to see to it that they help their time-keeping devices to “spring forward” by one hour.

Daylight Saving Time (DST) begins officially at 2 a.m. Sunday Morning, March 13, and will mean that we lose an hour of sunlight in the morning, but gain it back in the evenings when light is enjoyed for outdoor activities.

Most electronic devices and cell phones automatically make the adjustment without their owners having to lift a finger, while other devices are just easier to change before heading to bed the night before.

The time switch will take the place of Central Standard Time (CST), beginning the 34-week DST period that won't end until Nov. 6.

Fri
12
Feb

A Valentine treat performance at HCCT

A special Valentine's Day-only matinee performance of “A Bench in the Sun” is set for Sunday, Feb. 14, at 2:15 p.m. at Hill Country Community Theatre, 4003 West Farm to Market Road 2147, Cottonwood Shores. The staged reading is offered as a pay-what-you-can (cash or check only) gift to theater lovers from the Hill Country Community Theatre, 4003 West Farm to Market road 2147 at Cottonwood Shores.
See the full story in the Tuesday, Feb. 9, edition of The Highlander.

A special Valentine's Day-only matinee performance of “A Bench in the Sun” is set for Sunday, Feb. 14, at 2:15 p.m. at Hill Country Community Theatre, 4003 West Farm to Market Road 2147, Cottonwood Shores. The staged reading is offered as a pay-what-you-can (cash or check only) gift to theater lovers  from the Hill Country Community Theatre, 4003 West Farm to Market road 2147 at Cottonwood Shores.

See the full story in the Tuesday, Feb. 9, edition of The Highlander.

Fri
12
Feb

'Dial M' continues at HCCT

The classic 1950s thriller, “Dial M for Murder,” continues at Hill Country Community Theatre through March 6. Performances a Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2:15 p.m..
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children and students, available by calling 830-798-8944, visiting online at www.theHCCT.org, or at the theater box office, noon to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 4003 West Ranch to Market Road 2147 in Cottonwood Shores.

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