Suzanne Johnson Endowment raises $165K for HCCF

First State Bank of Burnet President Cary Johnson presents the Hill Country Community Foundation with a $165,000 check -- the proceeds from the most recent Suzanne Johnson Scholarship Endowment Fundraiser. Back row from left are David Bennett, Kyle Stripling, Danny Floyd, Phillip Thurman, Calvin Boyd, and TJ Reed. Front row are Earline Zimmerman, Ken Graham, Cary Johnson, Keith McBurnett and Sallye Long.

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

The Suzanne Johnson Scholarship Endowment Fundraiser always brings in a substantial amount of money for the Hill Country Community Foundation (HCCF) and this year was no exception.

On Thursday, Nov. 16, First State Bank of Burnet President Cary Johnson presented HCCF with a check for $165,000 in proceeds from the sixth annual Suzanne Johnson Scholarship Endowment Fundraiser, held this past September in Lampasas.

The Hill Country Community Foundation has been a part of the community since 1982. It provides assistance and support to students entering college by gifting considerable scholarships every year. The foundation also supports charitable and health programs, impacting the community for almost 40 years.


Cromer honored as Outstanding Senior at OU

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

A cartoon chef said it best: “You must be imaginative, strong-hearted — you must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. The only limit is your soul.”

These are words 2014 Burnet High School graduate Thomas Cromer lives by every day of his life.

On Friday, Nov. 10, Thomas Cromer received high honors at the University of Oklahoma. Cromer was recognized by OU President David Boren as Outstanding Senior, selected out of all four schools in the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts.

He was also introduced along with the other Outstanding Seniors of the University of Oklahoma during the OU vs. TCU game the next day.


Elk hunting takes a team

Contributed/Hunter Burnham

Hunter Burnham, heir to a tradition of Hill Country hunting, displays a majestic herd bull was approximately eight years old. He says it took a team working in unison to bring him down. Read much more of interest to hunters in the 2017 Hunters' Guide from the Wednesday, Oct. 18, edition of The Burnet Bulletin, and now found here on BurnetBulletin.com: http://bit.ly/2yL9Xs6





Highland Lakes natives and tourists with long memories remember the Burnham Brothers sporting goods store, once found on Avenue H across from the Blue Bonnet Cafe in Marble Falls, if only for its window full of rattlesnakes. It was owned by Winston and Murry Burnham, who parlayed the hunting and game calling expertise handed down by their father, J. Morton Burnham, into a successful business of national repute.

In 1961 Roy Rogers invited them to Los Angeles to teach him to hunt and call predators. Their quick success with him led to hunts all over the world. Many thousands of hunters have relied on the game and predator calls they developed.


Living Love makes Plus Ten Puppy appeal

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Burnet Bulletin

The volunteers of Living Love Animal Rescue in south Burnet County went above and beyond their previous commitments this month when they made room for more than 10 animals at once.

The shelter already was full to bursting with 20 dogs and close to 100 cats. A recording at the shelter already announced that the shelter was full when a call came in that set a new challenge.

A woman in tears said her dog had delivered 14 pups and she had no resources to care for them.

Shelter manager Rosalie Brosh and volunteer Kelley Whited traveled to the woman's home thinking they might come away with two puppies and an agreement to have the mother dog spayed.


Mild-mannered bookkeeper leads double comic life

Kim Green (as the Silver Banshee) and her daughter Cierra Jones (as Jaylah) pose before the Star Trek Galactic Federation symbol at the Alamo City Comic-Con. The mild-mannered Green, who is the office manager of The Highlander, has a geeky side that only comes out at Comic-Con.

By Frank Shubert


The Burnet Bulletin

One of the highlights of every Comic-Con International: San Diego, which wrapped another successful four days of fun and games in July, is the amazing cosplay by those in attendance.

For those who are uninitated in the ways of geekdom, cosplay — a blending of the words costume and play — is the art of dressing up as and imitating a character from a fan's favorite movie, book, comic, graphic novel or video game and the San Diego Comic-Con can be likened to the Super Bowl for cosplay enthusiasts.

A similar scene was played out not long ago in San Antonio as thousands of comic book fans, gamers and self-identified "geeks" descended upon the Mission City to show their enthusiasm for the latest fantasy heroes, heroines, villains and the artists who created them.


LCRA step forward to clean up around YMCA

Randy Longoria, park supervisor and employee with the City of Burnet for the past 12 years, operates a tractor to help clean out brush and trees during the Steps Forward event held Friday, March 31, at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes.


By Amy Prayer Burnet Bulletin The Lower Colorado River Authority was out in force in Burnet last week for LCRA Steps Forward Day on Friday, March 31. LCRA Steps Forward is an employee volunteer program that launched in 2015. LCRA works with communities to identify suitable service projects in which the communities do not have people or financial resources to complete them on their own. LCRA will then supply the labor and materials needed to complete the project. On Friday, 21 volunteers combined from the LCRA and city of Burnet under the leadership of Ryan Schnitzler, a supervisor from Mansfield & Tom Miller, to perform work at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes on US 281. “We started at 8 a.m. this morning clearing out all the brush and trees from the creek behind the YMCA of the Highland Lakes and we finished by 1 p.m.,”said Schnitzler.


Basketball game raises funds for cancer research

Professional and local basketball players will be hosting Score to Cure Cancer, a charity basketball game to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on May 21. 
The game will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Burnet Middle School gymnasium. Admittances is free for kids and students and $10 for adults. All proceeds will benefit the hospital. 
The game will include a halftime show including a small three-on-three tournament. Partipating teams will be selected by drawing. The winning team will play a game against three of the professional players at the event. 
For more information on the event, email jmaxhoops@gmail.com


Highlandette Spring Show starts tonight

The Burnet High School Highlandette 37th Annual Spring Show will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 28-30, with nightly performances  at 7 p.m. at the Burnet High School Auditorium, 1000 The Green Mile in Burnet. Dette Moms will get into the act in a skit with team, pictured here. Cost for the performance will be $8 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, email smwidemann@austin.rr.com.



Pop Star Singer Prince at age 57

Prince died earlier today (April 21) at age 57 at his Paisley Park home and studio, his publicist confirmed to the Associated Press.

Prince was hospitalized last week after his plane for was forced to make an emergency landing in Moline, Ill. Released a few hours later, a rep told TMZ that he had been battling a bad case of the flu. 


'Bachelorette' rumored to have Burnet beau



Rumors are floating in the reality TV circuit that 2016 Bachelorette JoJo has a Burnet beau.

JoJo Fletcher, a real estate developer hailing from Dallas, hopes to find love on this season of the Bachelorette, premiering Monday, May 23, and one of the contestants in rumored to be Burnet native and U.S. Army veteran Luke Pell.

Reality television commentator “Reality Steve,” who has predicted the endings of nine seasons of the hit reality television show, The Bachelorette, said on his website that Pell had been seen with Fletcher on a date in Greensburg, Pa.

“As for last night, JoJo and her date Luke showed up for the Dan + Shay concert at around 11:45 p.m. local time, a good two hours and 45 minutes after they let people in the venue,” he said.


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