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Wed
17
Apr

Burnet City Council approves employee assistance program

Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

City of Burnet Council approved at their regular meeting Tuesday, April 9, the City’s participation in an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with Alliance Work Partners, a full-service program offered to City employees which includes substance abuse counseling, psychological counseling, management training, financial and legal assistance, and other services geared towards assisting employees in various areas of need.

AWP offers online resources for employees, a SafeRide program in which employees and their family members will be reimbursed for cab rides, financial wellness programs, and more. If provided to all City employees, the fiscal impact of the services will be approximately $2,700 per year.

Wed
17
Apr

April proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month

Photo by Leslie Baugh, special to the Bulletin

 

Burnet Mayor Crista Goble Bromley (left) presented a proclamation declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month to members of the Burnet County Child Welfare Board, CASA of the Highland Lakes, and the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center on Tuesday, April 9. The proclamation stated that Burnet County has a great number of children suffering from various types of abuse, and encouraged the community to “join together to raise awareness for those children fallen victim to abuse and neglect throughout the month of April.”

Thu
11
Apr

Bertram women help First Lady call for Alzheimer's Awareness

Contributed

 

April 3 was designated Alzheimer’s Awareness Day at the Texas State Capital. Delegates from Texas ALZ groups met with various Legislative Aides to promote funding for ALZ stem cell research here in the state. Delegates were also looking for money to aid ALZ patients who are not covered by Medicaid and who need assistance with medicines, equipment and respite care. Pictured above are the ALZ delegates with Bertram’s Tara Brizendine (fourth from right) standing next to Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott. Serena Booth, also from Bertram, is just to the left of Brizendine in the second row.

Wed
10
Apr

Sending wishes to heaven

Lew K. Cohn/Burnet Bulletin

 

Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center workers light blue pieces of tissue paper, each with a wish from an adult for a child written on it, during a rally at the Burnet County Courthouse Tuesday. The charred remains of paper float up like a wish going to heaven. This replaces the traditional April balloon launch as it is more environmentally friendly.

Wed
10
Apr

County recognizes Child Abuse Awareness Month

Lew K. Cohn/Burnet Bulletin

 

Burnet County Commissioners welcomed representatives from CASA, Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center and the Burnet County Child Welfare Board to the Courthouse for a proclamation recognizing April as Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.

Wed
10
Apr

Pedernales Electric Cooperative announces director candidates

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Pedernales Electric Cooperative members in districts 4 and 5 will elect directors to serve a three-year term in the 2019 election, which culminates at the annual meeting in June at Horseshoe Bay Resort.

Incumbent District 4 director James Oakley is seeking re-election and will face a challenge from three opponents: Lisa Ivie Miller, Kenneth Reneau and John A. Watson. Incumbent District 5 director Jim Power is seeking re-election and will face a challenge from two opponents: Joe Pool Jr. and Kathi Thomas.

The candidates will introduce themselves to the cooperative membership at a candidate forum on Thursday, April 18, at the PEC office in Johnson City.

Only members living within a geographic district may vote for the directors who represent them. District directors are determined by the location of a member's primary account.

Wed
10
Apr

Honoring one who paved the way

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin

 

John W. Hoover, his family, and City of Burnet employees, Burnet County officials, and citizens celebrated the ribbon cutting of the newly-reconstructed John W. Hoover Parkway, the former County Road 340A, on Wednesday, April 3. The road was named after Hoover in honor of his dedication to the City of Burnet and its development for many years.

Wed
10
Apr

2019 Bluebonnet Festival Schedule of Events

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
Dobby (aka Marley) looks unmoved as Darlene Denton, and the BCISD DIVA Dawgs and Bulldog Bros demonstrate the things they do for their peers and the community with their creative float at the 2018 Bluebonnet Festival Parade. This year's parade will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13.

 

 

 

 

2019 Bluebonnet Festival Schedule of Events

 

April 11, Thursday

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Mighty Thomas Carnival Wrist Band/Family Night

Corner of Boundary & League

 

April 12, Friday

6:00 am - 1:00 pm Kiwanis All You Can Eat Pancakes

Masonic Lodge, 311 S. Main

 

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Highland Lakes Birding and Wildflower Show

Herman Brown Free Library -- Corner of Washington & Main Street

 

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Arts & Crafts Vendors

Burnet’s Historic Square & Jackson Street

 

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Seton Home Care Food Court

Jackson Street

 

3:00 pm - 8:00 pm XLR8 & Co. Biergarten

Jackson Street

 

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm KBEY Radio 103.9 Live Remote

 

Wed
10
Apr

Bluebonnet Festival in full swing this week

The Bluebonnet Festival Grand Parade is always an exciting part of the event. This year's parade will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13.

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

The Bluebonnet Festival will be in full swing this Friday, April 12 around Burnet’s Historic Square, bringing three days of entertainment for residents and visitors to the Bluebonnet Capital of Texas for its 36th year.

The Bluebonnet Festival has welcomed approximately 30,000 visitors per year, and Burnet Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kim Winkler expects an even bigger turn out for 2019.

“I think this year we will have more visitors than ever,” Winkler said. “With the projection of the wildflowers and the festival being around for 36 years, I think it will bring more people in.”

Thu
04
Apr

Bluebonnet Festival brings good times to Burnet

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
City of Burnet Mayor Crista Goble Bromley waves to the crowd as she rides around the Burnet Courthouse Square during last year's Bluebonnet Festival Grand Parade. This year's Bluebonnet Festival will take place Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14, and the Grand Parade will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. Sign-up for the parade has been extended through this Friday, April 5 at noon; registration forms are available at the Burnet Chamber of Commerce, 101 N. Pierce Street, Burnet, or online at bluebonnetfestival.org/register.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

The Highlander

The Bluebonnet Festival has been bringing good times and entertainment to Burnet residents and visitors for 36 years around the Burnet Courthouse square and throughout other areas of town. This year, the Bluebonnet Festival will take place Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14.

Bluebonnet Festival weekend will be packed with food, crafts, live music, and the Mighty Thomas Carnival, the primary source of squeals and giggles from kids of all ages.

“There is so much excitement going in to this year's Bluebonnet Festival,” said Burnet Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kim Winkler. “With bluebonnets in abundance and our concert headliners generating so much buzz, it's easy to understand why.”

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