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Tue
11
Dec

BHS cheer team competes in regional championships

Contributed/Cindy Roberts, BHS Cheer

 

Over the Thanksgiving break, the Burnet High School cheer team competed at the UCA Southwest Regional Championships. The team placed third in Game Day Coed Division as the only 4A school in their division, and placed third behind two 6A coed teams. The BHS cheer team also competed in the NCA State of Texas Championships on Sunday, Dec. 9 in Dallas, and the will compete in the UIL Texas State Spirit Championships on Friday, Jan. 18

Tue
11
Dec

BCISD Hall of Honor nominations open

Nominations for Burnet CISD's Hall of Honor are being accepted through Monday, Jan. 7. 

Individuals may be nominated in any of the four following categories:

Tue
11
Dec

Superintendent's letter addresses BCISD successes, changes

Dear Parents, Staff and Students,

Spirit, Pride and Honor means a lot of things, including being the very best at everything we do in Burnet CISD. Last year, Burnet CISD earned five state championships in UIL Social Studies, UIL Current Issues and Events, FFA Wildlife, FFA Forage and 110 Meter Hurdles. This year, the Esprit de Corps made it to the UIL State Marching Competition placing 18th out of 165 4A bands across the state, and on Saturday 24 band members earned a seat with the All Region Band. The Board of Trustees and administration is committed to continuous improvement in academics and extracurricular offerings. With that goal in mind, the administration is making several staffing adjustments for the 2019-2020 school year in the areas of curriculum, instruction and athletics.

Fri
07
Dec

Dec. 7 Main Street Bethlehem cancelled

First Baptist Church burnet decided this morning to cancel Main Street Bethlehem for tonight, Dec. 7 due to heavy rains. The event is scheduled to open Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6:00 p.m.

Thu
06
Dec

Remembering 41: A life, a legacy of services; Residents, lawmakers pay tribute to world leader, family man

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

Residents and representatives of the Highland Lakes paused this week to reflect on and remember the life of the late former President George Herbert Walker Bush, who died Nov. 30 at the age of 94.

A national day of mourning was observed Wednesday, Dec. 5, as the 41st president was honored during a funeral service at the National Cathedral Washington, D.C., with President Donald Trump and all four surviving former presidents in attendance.

A second funeral service was held Thursday, Dec. 6, at St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston before his coffin was transported by train to College Station, where he was to be buried on the grounds of his presidential library at Texas A&M, next to his wife Barbara, who died at age 92 in April, and their daughter, Robin, who died of leukemia at age 3 in 1953.

Thu
06
Dec

Burnet County Republican chair Wilcox steps down; Chasteen appointed to serve remainder of term

Left: Wilson, Right: Chasteen

 

After wrapping up her responsibilities for the November 2018 general election, Donna Holland Wilcox stepped down as chairwoman of the Burnet County Republican Party after being elected to three terms since 2014.

“It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve my community in this capacity,” said Wilcox. “My commitment when elected in 2014 was to bring cohesiveness to the Burnet County Republican Party, increase awareness, and implement programs to get more people involved. I’m proud of the official work that the executive committee has done and of the amazing volunteers and activist who have successfully supported conservative candidates and causes across Burnet County and the Central Texas region.”

At a special meeting called by the Burnet County Republican Party executive committee, its members unanimously appointed Kara Chasteen to serve out the remainder of Wilcox’s two-year term, ending in June 2020.

Thu
06
Dec

Authorities seek tips in exotic poaching case; possible suspect truck in nearby 10-point buck poach

Contributed/Texas Parks and Wildlife
Left: A Burnet County landowner is offering a $2,500 reward for the capture of a suspect who poached an exotic red deer bull, he used for breeding on his ranch off County Road 113 in Burnet County. Call Operation Game Thief at 1-800-792-GAME (4263) to offer a tip and remain anonymous.

Right: Texas Parks and Wildlife game wardens are taking aim at suspect poachers in two Burnet County cases. A witness snapped a photo of a vehicle belonging to a possible suspect who illegally shot a 10-point buck around 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 22 at a property off Ranch Road 690 in Burnet County. The suspect could also be connected to an illegal poaching of an exotic deer and white-tailed deer about five miles away around the same time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Connie Swinney

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

A suspect faces a string of charges, including a potential third-degree felony, in a Thanksgiving weekend poaching case involving an exotic red deer bull and whitetail buck found decapitated on a sprawling ranch in northwest Burnet County.

Texas Parks and Wildlife game wardens also released an image of a pickup truck, leaving the scene of a separate poaching incident on Ranch Road 690 about five miles from the Threadgill Ranch around the same time as the exotic case, investigators said.

Texas Parks and Wildlife investigators believe the whitetail buck and red deer bull were shot, decapitated and left on the Threadgill Ranch, just off County Road 113 sometime between Nov. 21 and 27.

Thu
06
Dec

Grand jury indicts Wilson on new charges

By Richard Zowie

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

The 33rd/424th Judicial District grand jury has handed down another indictment for suspended Bertram Police Chief James Jay (“JJ”) Wilson.

Wilson was booked into the Burnet County Jail Nov. 27 on an indictment charge of abuse of official capacity. The charge stemmed from an Oct. 24 crash on Ranch to Market Road 1431 East in Burnet County. According to DPS documents, Wilson was driving while intoxicated during the collision in a Bertram patrol vehicle.

The latest charge comes on the heels of previous grand jury indictments against Wilson on Oct. 2 which included felony perjury and misdemeanor official oppression. The embattled chief defended his actions and referred to the previous indictments as a “witch hunt” against him by the 33rd/424th Judicial District Attorney's Office.

Wed
05
Dec

Christmas activities return to Burnet this weekend

At the left, families gather around the main stage across from the Burnet County Courthouse after its lighting to prepare for the bicycle giveaway and a meeting with Santa during last year's Christmas on the Square. This year's event is scheduled to take place Saturday, Dec. 8, from 12 to 9 p.m.
At the right, Main Street Bethlehem cast members train well before the production to ensure visitors are provided a genuine experience as they travel through the small town of Bethlehem on the night of Jesus' birth. This year's Main Street Bethlehem will take place for two weekends, Dec. 7 – 9 and 14 – 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the corner of Boundary and Washington Streets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

It is officially Christmastime in Burnet, judging by the number of events taking place this weekend. Residents and visitors of Historic Burnet are in for a real treat as these favorite events return to town.

Christmas on the Square with a 100% Chance of Snow

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas on the Square in Burnet is an exciting day for everyone, residents and visitors alike, and it is returning this Saturday, Dec. 8.

Complete with a parade, bicycle giveaway, local business vendors, food, Christmas lights, Santa Claus, and SNOW, Christmas on the Square is one of Burnet's most fun and anticipated events!

Wed
05
Dec

Christmas at Fort Croghan cancelled

In anticipation of inclement weather, the Burnet County Heritage Society has decided to cancel this year's Christmas at Fort Croghan, as the heavy rains predicted for Friday, Dec. 7, will affect volunteers' efforts in preparing for the event, which was scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8.

 

 

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