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Wed
21
Feb

McBurnett named Citizen of the Year

Lew K. Cohn/Burnet Bulletin

Burnet Chamber of Commerce board member Ben Farmer, right, presents the Thomas C. Ferguson Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award to Burnet CISD superintendent Keith McBurnett at the annual chamber awards banquet held Saturday, Feb. 17. Applauding him are, from left, board members Crista Tate, Mark Lunsford and Sherri Wisner.

 

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

A sign of a strong community is the generosity and kindness its members offer to each other, all for the benefit of the group as a whole. The people of Burnet exhibit these traits daily, from something as small as a smile, to selflessly donating time and effort to someone in need.

On Saturday, Feb. 17, the people of Burnet came together to celebrate the accomplishments of these people and the difference they continue to make in the community at the 63rd annual Burnet Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet at the Burnet Community Center.

The night began with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Mark Lunsford, and the invocation offered by Gary Wideman.

As presented every year, the BCISD Hall of Honor Awards were given to deserving former BCISD employees and graduates in recognition of their achievements and service to the school district and community.

Wed
21
Feb

Frady remembered for building tradition at BHS

Bulletin file photo

Burnet CISD board member Robby Robertson presents the Distinguished Former Employee award to Coach Ray Frady in 2017 at the Burnet Chamber of Commerce annual banquet. Frady died Saturday, Feb. 17, at the age of 84. See his obituary here at BurnetBulletin.com: http://bit.ly/2EW7FMk

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

Former Burnet High School athletic director and longtime Camp Longhorn director Ray Frady, a member of the Burnet CISD Hall of Honor, died Saturday, Feb. 17, at the age of 84.

News of Frady's passing was announced at the end of Saturday night's Burnet Chamber of Commerce annual banquet, where Frady had been honored just one year prior with his induction into the BCISD Hall of Honor as a Distinguished Former Employee.

Frady also was a former Burnet Chamber board member for three years and was honored as the community's Outstanding Citizen of the Year in 1974.

“The Burnet CISD family is mourning the loss of Coach Ray Frady,” Superintendent Keith McBurnett said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

McBurnett spoke of Frady's impact on Burnet High School while announcing the 2018 Hall of Honor class Saturday night.

Mon
19
Feb

NWS warns of possible storms

The latest update from the National Weather Service list Burnet County in an area that may receive up to 3 inches of rain or more in multiple rounds of strong thunderstorms and heavy rainfall tonight through Wednesda, with moderate risk of high winds and hail.
Following this NWS summary is a bit more conservative excerpt from the even more localized weather blog by Bob Rose, chief meterologist for the Lower Colorado River Authority.
 
Thu
15
Feb

Planning helps prevent active shooter incidents

By Phil Reynolds

Burnet Bulletin

Law enforcement officers from all over Burnet County gave more than 100 people tips on staying alive during an active shooter incident Thursday evening at the Marble Falls High School auditorium.

Burnet County Deputy Sheriff Tracy Weems, who led the hour-long event, said the first big step toward avoiding being a victim is to have a plan.

In a prepared presentation, Weems played the tape of the call to 9-1-1 operators during the mass murder at Columbine High School in Colorado on April 20, 1999. Listening to the tape, Weems said it was obvious no one had planned for such an event – and at that time, they had no reason to. Fewer students might have died if there had been a plan in effect, he hinted.

Since then, it’s become obvious that such events can happen, and while no one wants to be part of one, it’s important to decide ahead of time what to do if it does occur, he said.

Thu
15
Feb

Burnet Chamber ready for Awards Banquet Saturday night

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

The Burnet community is built on a foundation of philanthropic values, hard working citizens, dedicated volunteers, and determined students and educators who all share a common goal: helping our big-hearted small town flourish.

This Saturday, Feb. 17, the Burnet Chamber of Commerce will host the 63rd annual Awards Banquet to honor the outstanding citizens, businesses, and non-profit organizations that have continually made a difference in the community.

Nominees were selected by peers, fellow volunteers, educators, and administrators that wish to celebrate their love for the community by recognizing these individuals and the efforts they put forth to ensure its success.

“These people and groups make a positive impact on our community and they need to be recognized,” Burnet Chamber of Commerce executive director Kim Winkler said.

Wed
14
Feb

Burnet County Democrats rally

Glynis Crawford Smith/Burnet Bulliten

Texas Agriculture Commissioner candidate Kim Olson will be the speaker at the Feb. 23 meeting of Highland Lakes Democratic Women in Meadowlakes. She is pictured here at center, greeting attendees at the area-wide Democratic Rally, Highland Lakes Democratic Women member Cristi Clement and Llano County Democrat Beverly Walker, right. The Feb. 3 event brought party members from at least six counties at the Westside Community Center in Marble Falls to meet candidates. Olson is unopposed, but area Democrats have candidate choices for U.S. Senate, Governor and Lieutenant Governor, U.S. House Districts 11 and 25, Texas House District 45, 53 and 54, and Railroad and Land Commissioner, to name a few.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

Burnet Bulletin

More than 100 voters from at least six counties attended the area-wide Old Fashion Political Rally hosted by Llano and Burnet County Democrats on Saturday, Feb. 3, at Westside Community Center in Marble Falls.

When Democratic voters go to the polls March 6 the will find few local candidates, and in Burnet County, none, but statewide they have a lot to chose from.

Stump speakers at the rally included two of the nine Democratic candidates for Governor, Jeffrey Payne and Tom Wakely, and both Lieutenant Governor candidates, Mike Collier and Michael Cooper.

Wed
14
Feb

Bertram man dies in home accident

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

Burnet Bulletin

Justin Battles, 26, a graduate of Burnet High School, died at his home Saturday night, Feb. 10, in an accident that left him pinned between his truck and a wall of home in Bertram.

“He had a little fire pit and he liked to cook out there,” said Bertram police chief J.J. Wilson. “He had music playing in his truck and the theory is that he must have reached in to turn the music off and knocked the standard shift into gear.

“He only had a second to respond to try to get it back out of gear when it began to move forward in first gear and pinned him against the house.”

Wilson said a neighbor to Battles' home in the 900 block of Ranch to Market Road 143 East heard his music at 9:30 p.m., but about 10:15 p.m. heard the truck's alarm and didn't see him any more and then called in the accident.

Wed
14
Feb

Grand jury clears Austin detective in Burnet County shooting

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Austin police detective Jason Jewett was praised Wednesday for his role in stopping a road rage incident last November near Marble Falls.

A Burnet County grand jury on Tuesday determined Jewett, who works in the APD's Organized Crime Division, acted lawfully and properly when he shot and injured the suspect, 45-year-old David L. Meyer of Rockford, Illinois, while attempting to stop Meyer from shooting at a vehicle containing a family of three at about 10 p.m. Nov. 30 in the 1200 block of RM 1431, west of RM 1174 and about eight miles east of Marble Falls.

Meanwhile, the grand jury indicted Meyer Tuesday on a first-degree charge of aggravated assault against a public servant and five second-degree charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for his actions last year.

Wed
14
Feb

County approves Enterprise Fleet option

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

The Highlander

Burnet County department heads will have another option when it comes to managing their vehicle fleet and fuel costs.

At their March 6 meeting, county commissioners unanimously approved contracting with Enterprise Fleet Management Inc. and allowing individual elected officials to choose whether they wish to use the company's services when it comes to replacing vehicles or participating in Enterprise Fleet Management's fuel program, which is part of the Wright Express (WEX) network.

“We have held off on capital outlay until Feb. 1 and now is the time to decide if we are going to do the conventional route or go this route, which is a new way of doing things,” Burnet County Judge James Oakley said. “It sounds like we have an opportunity to do it based on each individual elected official's needs.

Wed
14
Feb

Commissioner candidates discuss roads, budget process

Frank Shubert/Burnet Bulletin
Burnet County Precinct 2 Commissioner candidates Damon Beierle (left), Ryan Rowney (center) and Tom Stephens are amused by a comment from moderator Judge Evan Stubbs during the Feb. 1 Burnet County Republican candidate forum, co-sponsored by the Burnet Bulletin.

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

The three candidates for Burnet County Precinct 2 Commissioner laid out their cases for why they should be elected during the candidate forum Thursday night at the Burnet Community Center.

The event was sponsored jointly by the Burnet County Republican Club, the Burnet Bulletin and the Burnet Chamber of Commerce. Judge Evan Stubbs served as moderator for the evening.

Current Precinct 2 Commissioner Russell Graeter chose not to seek re-election this year, opening the door for a new officeholder. Seeking the Republican nomination (there will be no Democratic opponent) are Damon Beierle, Ryan Rowney and Tom Stephens — all of whom were raised in Burnet and have longtime connections to Burnet County.

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