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Tue
18
Nov

Seton Highland Lakes Hospital earns ‘Top Performer’ Award

Seton Highland Lakes Hospital has been recognized by The Joint Commission, a leading accreditor of United States health care organizations, as a “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for 2013.” Seton Highland Lakes was specifically recognized for success in providing excellent care for pneumonia patients and developing high-quality surgical care services.

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Tue
18
Nov

BCISD officials sort bond projects by type

By James Walker
 
Burnet Consolidated Independent School District (BCISD) board members have begun dealing with the nuts of bolts of implementing the projects voters approved in a $26.7 bond package earlier this month. At their regular monthly meeting Monday, Nov. 17, the board split the approximately 140 separate projects into three categories, chose methods of implementing and completing them and named three of their members to a review committee that will monitor the construction Project Manager for many of the projects.

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Tue
18
Nov

Burnet Police investigate student sexual assault

by James Walker

Burnet Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault of a Burnet High School student at the practice field of the football stadium complex on the night of Nov. 7.

Burnet Police Chief aul Nelson said Tuesday that the incident was reported at about 11 p.m., shortly after the game at the stadium between Burnet and Lampasas.

A report by Austin television station KEYE Monday evening said victim of the alleged assault reported he had been drugged and taken from the stadium to a nearby practice field and sexually assaulted.

For the full story, see Wednesday's Burnet Bulletin.

Wed
12
Nov

Top tines take title

Wed
12
Nov

Saluting our veterans

Wed
12
Nov

BCISD ‘rolling up sleeves’ to get started

By James Walker
 
With the passage of a $26.7 million bond proposal, Burnet Consolidated Independent School District (BCISD) now will turn to the task of scheduling, launching and monitoring the approximately 140 projects included in the bond package. BCISD leaders met with the district’s architectural firm on Wednesday, Nov. 5, the day after the bond proposal was approved by a 53 percent margin to begin planning the next steps in the project.

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Wed
05
Nov

Voting watch

Rocky Reese keeps the crowd of Republicans constantly apprised of election results as the GOP took control of the U.S. Senate Tuesday night.

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Wed
05
Nov

Burnet’s EDC takes ‘Wired’ onto state field

By James Walker
 
After wins at the regional and area levels, the Burnet Esprit de Corps made an appearance at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) State Marching Band Contest on Monday, Nov. 3, in San Antonio. After taking the Alamodome field in a 9:15 a.m. preliminaries performance, the group placed 16th – just six slots out of the Top 10 Class 4A groups chosen to advance to the finals round that evening.

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Wed
05
Nov

Burnet $26 million school bond passes

By James Walker
 
Voters in the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Tuesday approved a $26 million bond package that will pay for repairing and renovating many of the district’s campus buildings and upgrading its football stadium and athletic complex.
The proposal passed by a 53-47 percent margin in the Burnet County portion of the school district with 2,832 balloters voting for it and 2, 496 voting against.

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Wed
29
Oct

STATE-BOUND!

Cierra Macaluso flies through the air in “Wired”-- the Burnet High School Esprit de Corps' contest performance – during the UIL Area D Marching Contest held in Cedar Park on Saturday, Oct. 25. The group qualified to advance to the state marching contest on Monday, Nov. 3, in San Antonio's Alamodome.

The Burnet High School Esprit de Corps faces a challenging and intense schedule in its attempt to win a championship Monday, Nov. 3, at the University Intrscholastic League (UIL) State Marching Band Contest in San Antonio.

 

The Esprit de Corps, consisting of the BHS band and the Highlandettes dance team, earned the right to step onto the field in state competition for the second time in three years when they finished in the top four performing groups on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the UIL Area D Marching Contest in Cedar Park.

At the state contest, to be held in the Alamodome, the Esprit de Corps will be putting its show up against 21 others bands in the Class 4A category.

In its last appearance at the state level, in 2012, Burnet finished third on that same field.

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