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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.
Fri
08
Jan

Bertram Enterprise

Contributed -- Kade Schooler, who was 11 years old and a sixth grader at the time, shows off his winner's belt buckle he won with his Shorthorn steer, White Eye, at the 2015 Burnet County 4-H and FFA Livestock Show. Schooler also won Grand Champion British Steer and Jr. Steer Showmanship at the event. This year's stock show will be Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 7-9, at the Burnet County Fairgrounds. About 60 local kids will participate.

Bertram Little League begins spring signup

nline registration for this spring’s Little League season begins today, Wednesday, Jan. 6, and runs through Jan. 26. Go to www.leaguelineup.com/bertram.

In-person registration will be at the library on Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 4-7 p.m.

Try-outs will be held Saturday, Jan. 30.

The cost is $60 per child and a maximum family cap will be announced next week. There is a $25 late fee for registering after Jan. 26.

To register, each child must show a birth certificate and family must furnish three documents proving residency. Call Carolyn at 830-220-1353 for more information.

Library news

As most may already know, Bertram’s Joann Cole Mitte Memorial Library is part of the Burnet County Library System, and we in Bertram have access to all of the system’s books and programs.

Fri
08
Jan

Walmart changed retailing in Texas permanently

Willis Webb
Retired newspaperman

 

Most people under 35 can’t remember life before Walmart.

Many older Texans still have some bitter feelings about Sam Walton’s “discount” store creation when it began to debut in the Lone Star State in the 1970s. Naturally, some shoppers welcomed the notion of lower prices, even if detractors said the merchandise was inferior.

Wal-Mart, as the chain’s first signage and advertising proclaimed, made such a big splash in small towns because it was generally much larger than any store in town and its marketing and advertising hit at the low price theme loudly and often.

While the discount store was considered a godsend by many shoppers, it was a pariah in other segments of business and society.

Fri
08
Jan

This Week in Texas History

Bartee Haile
Noted historian

Trivial incident results in manhunt, four kills

A trivial incident on a passenger train on Jan. 12, 1894, set in motion a series of violent events that led to a Central Texas manhunt and sent four men to the cemetery.

The dominoes started falling when a conductor kicked DeWitt “Dee” Braddock off a train in Colorado County for refusing to pay the fare. The hot-tempered freeloader chunked the nearest rock at the ticket-taker as the train pulled away and followed that with a single shot through the sleeping car.

The railroad worker reported the episode at the next stop, the small community of Weimar. The mayor summoned the local marshal and several able-bodied citizens, and together they followed the tracks to the source of the trouble.

Wed
17
Jun

Relay For Life

The annual Bosque County Relay for Life 2015 gave hope to many as a huge number of walkers took to the track at Cub Stadium, and suvivors and those walking in memory of others all joined together to work towards raising over $26,000 in funds to help find a cure for Cancer.

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Wed
17
Jun

The new playscapes

The new playscapes at Panther Park are installed and waiting for children to enjoy them. There are three sections: swings, plus sections for younger and older kids. Many thanks go to the Bertram Economic Development Corp. members who donated part of the money,plus secured grants for the remaining funds needed

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