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Wed
18
Mar

Burnet band meeting set to discuss canceled trip to Disney World

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Burnet High School Espirit de Corps members and their parents will find out March 26 what will become of their canceled trip to Disney World in Orlando. The amusement park was closed over fears about the transmission of the coronavirus.

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

Parents of Burnet High School Esprit de Corps (EDC) band members have been invited to a 6 p.m. Thursday, March 26, meeting at the high school to discuss alternate plans for the band's canceled Spring Break trip to Disney World in Orlando to take part in the Disney Performance Arts Workshop.

“We have set that date (for a meeting) after our Spring Break so we hopefully can have as many answers for parents as possible,” Burnet High School Principal Casey Burkhart told the Bulletin on Friday, March 13. “We did not want to have a meeting and not have any answers for the parents and students.” …

Wed
18
Mar

2020 Bluebonnet Festival canceled over COVID-19 concerns

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One fixture of the Bluebonnet Festival involved parades in the downtown square featuring community leaders, school groups, nonprofit entities and merchants. Due to the coronavirus scare, the Burnet Chamber of Commerce opted to cancel the event which was scheduled for the second week in April.

 

 

 

 

 

From staff reports

The Burnet Chamber of Commerce announced late Tuesday, March 17, the cancelation of the Burnet Bluebonnet Festival for the first time in the event's 37-year history.

Chamber officials made the announcement on their Facebook page and said the decision to cancel the April 10-12 event came at the recommendation of the Burnet County Health Authority and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to not hold large gatherings in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. …

Tue
03
Mar

Wall victorious in Burnet County; Blackburn re-elected in Llano County

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Precinct 3 Commissioner Billy Wall speaks to a campaign worker while awaiting election results Tuesday, March 3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

Burnet County Precinct 3 Commissioner Billy Wall rode a large early voting margin to victory Tuesday night, March 3, in complete but unofficial election returns.

Meanwhile, Llano County Sheriff Bill Blackburn also used early voting to cruise to a re-election win over challenger Jim Caruso, while Dwain Rogers will be elected the next Llano County Attorney, succeeding Rebecca Lange, who did not seek re-election.

Burnet County

Wall, who was seeking re-election to his second term on the court, defeated challenger William “Dee” Haddock, a Marble Falls City Councilmember, by a vote total of 950-594, or 61.53 percent to 38.47 percent.

Wed
12
Feb

Fallen Police Officer Meza, Burnet PD Chief Nelson honored by chamber

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Burnet Police Chief Paul Nelson, left, receives the Thomas C. Ferguson Outstanding Citizen of the Year from Wade Langley at the Chamber of Commerce banquet on Feb. 8.

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn
Managing Editor

A packed room cheered heartily when Burnet Police Chief Paul Nelson was named the Thomas C. Ferguson Outstanding Citizen of the Year at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet Saturday, Feb. 8, but the biggest ovation of the night came for one of his officers, who died in the line of duty last year.

BPD K-9 handler Jose Humberto Meza, who died of a heart attack after a training session on Dec. 20, 2019, was named the recipient of the Wallace Riddell Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. His widow, Cristina, was present to accept the award on his behalf from Ann Riddell and Vonnie Fox.

Wed
29
Jan

Burnet council branches off into discussing trees

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
Burnet City Council members continue discussion regarding the preservation of protected trees, including heritage and monarch trees such as the ones residing along Burnet's Hamilton Creek riverwalk, considering regulations for developers removing native plants from build sites.

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

Historic trees have been the topic of much discussion for Burnet City Council members as they mull over tree removal regulations regarding developments throughout the city.

The topic has come up frequently in their regular meetings, as well as a few workshops, during which council members strive to settle on a mutual agreement best suited for the city and its residents.

Wed
29
Jan

Nominees announced for Burnet Chamber awards

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Dorothy James is presented the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award by Chamber Director Damon Beierle at the 64th Annual Burnet Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet held last year at the Burnet Community Center. In honor of her 13 years as Bluebonnet Chair, the award will be renamed the Dorothy James Volunteer of the Year Award for future banquets.

 

 

 

 

 

Special to the Bulletin

The nominations are in and the votes have been counted. Who will win at the 65th annual Burnet Chamber of Commerce Banquet and Awards Presentation, set for Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Burnet Community Center?

On this night, the Burnet Chamber of Commerce will recognize outstanding individuals and businesses while reflecting on the past year and looking forward to 2020.

Thu
23
Jan

Bulletin scores 5 press awards

Wayne Craig/Clear Memories
Wayne Craig of Clear Memories won first place in Sports Photo at the TPA Better Newspaper Contest for a collection of amazing images, including this 2018 shot of Ryan Jackson high-stepping into the end zone against Manor.

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

The Burnet Bulletin was recognized as one of the top newspapers in the state of Texas during the 140th annual Texas Press Association Convention & Trade Show held Jan. 16-18 at Moody Gardens Hotel, Convention Center & Spa in Galveston.

Thu
16
Jan

Police probe woman's death

Kim Green/Burnet Bulletin
A woman who was staying at a motel, in the 500 block of Texas 29, was reported missing and then was found dead the same day in Burnet.

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

Texas Rangers are investigating the death of a Silver Creek woman who was reported missing by the Burnet County Sheriff's and found dead on the same day in Burnet, authorities confirmed.

According to the Burnet County Sheriff's Office, the body of Nancy Lord, 75, was found Jan. 10 in the city of Burnet. BCSO had posted a missing person alert the same day at the behest of family members.

Thu
16
Jan

2020 Burnet County Livestock Show

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The judge of the dairy goat show at the Burnet County Livestock Show said he was impressed with the nannies presented during the first round of the competition. For more photos of the Burnet County Livestock show, see the Wednesday, Jan. 15 issue of the Burnet Bulletin.

 

Thu
16
Jan

2020 Ag Mechanics grand champion

 

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Tyler Patterson with his Grand Champion in Ag Mechanics project, cherry wood china cabinet. For more photos from the 2020 Burnet County Livestock show, see the Wednesday, Jan. 15 issue of the Burnet Bulletin.

 

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