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Wed
27
Mar

Important information about Designer Purse Bingo

A map of Horseshoe Bay Resort

 

DATE & TIME:  Designer Purse Bingo, Saturday, March 30th from 12:00pm-5:00pm at the Horseshoe Bay Resort, 200 Hi Circle North, Horseshoe Bay, Texas.  

Check-In starts at 11:00am - Doors open and lunch is ready at 11:00am!

DIRECTIONS:  Once you get to the one-way rotunda, take a right onto Hi Circle North.  Follow the Designer Purse Bingo logo signs (above) for valet OR self-parking.

SELF-PARKING:  Upon taking a right onto Hi Circle North follow the Designer Purse Bingo logo signs for available guest parking lots.  Handicapped parking will be to your immediate left behind the hotel.

VALET PARKING:  Valet parking is at your cost and is available for $10 per day and $20 per night by pulling into the Horseshoe Bay Resort driveway.

Wed
27
Mar

Burnet police officer on leave after shooting driver

From staff reports

A man has died after being shot by a Burnet police officer, responding to a noise complaint call, officials said.

The incident was called into dispatchers 1:35 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the 300 block of South McNeil Street in Burnet.

In a press conference later that morning, Burnet Police Chief released details of the investigation, which is being handled by the Texas Rangers in cooperation with the 33rd/424th Judicial District Attorney's Office.

Nelson said the officer, whose identity is pending, responded to the scene around 1:40 a.m. “in reference to a loud music call.”

“They approached a red car. At that time, the red car, the driver started backing up. The officer was giving verbal commands to stop,” he said. “The officer started retreating. At which time, the vehicle came forward towards the officer.

Thu
21
Mar

Burnet sales tax receipts up 17.42 percent

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

With the exception of Cottonwood Shores, sales tax distributions for Burnet County municipalities were up for the month of March and four jurisdictions saw double digit growth from the same time last year, including Burnet, which saw sales tax receipts jump by more than 17 percent.

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced he sent cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $711.7 million in local sales tax allocations for March, 6.1 percent more than in March 2018. These allocations are based on sales made in January by businesses that report tax monthly.

Burnet saw an increase of 17.42 percent in the month of March 2019 as the county seat received $182,651.14 in distributions from the Texas Comptroller's office — up from the $155,549.11 received in March 2018. For the year, tax collections are up 6.37 percent from $539,690.20 to $574,111.86.

Thu
21
Mar

Adams' artwork to be auctioned at VFW Spring Fling

Contributed

 

Local artist Daniel Adams' newest work, "Grace Upon Thee," will be a part of the live auction taking place during the Highland Lakes VFW Auxiliary Post 6974 Spring Fling, taking place this Saturday, March 23 from 4 to 9 p.m.! 
Post Commander Reece Carter (left) and President Kat Carter (middle) pose with Spotlight Sponsor Adams and his painting.
Stop by and show your support for our Veterans and take part in a barbecue lunch by donation and auctions, and enjoy various entertainment, such as a Lake Area Rods and Classics car show, music, and fun for all ages.
The post is located at 1402 Buchanan Dr, Burnet.

Thu
21
Mar

ESD 8 seeking legal action vs. Briggs VFD

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

At a special meeting held at the Briggs Community Center Monday, March 18, Burnet County Emergency Services District No. 8 voted to move forward with legal actions against the Briggs Volunteer Fire Department following the ESD’s decision not to continue their contract with the Briggs VFD after its expiration March 1.

The decision came after multiple incidents involving Briggs VFD personnel on various calls, as well as a lack of training throughout the department, as explained at a town hall meeting held Monday, Feb. 11 following the ESD No. 8’s decision to discontinue the entities’ contract.

As per the terms of the agreement between the ESD and the Briggs VFD, Briggs VFD would need to return all assets purchased with taxpayer money to the ESD once the contract was allowed to expire.

Thu
21
Mar

Council approves using funds for airplane restorations

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

Burnet’s four Airport Static Display aircraft were the focus of the Burnet City Council meeting held Tuesday, March. 12. City of Burnet Airport Manager Leslie Baugh brought details of the Airport Static Display Restoration Project to Council, requesting the approval of a $45,000 budget increase to cover the cost of supplies for the project.

The restoration project will take place as a Lower Colorado River Authority Steps Forward Day program, in which the LCRA spends the day volunteering to beautify the communities it serves. Baugh submitted the project to the LCRA, and they accepted it with the offer of 40 volunteers — 10 per aircraft and 320 volunteer hours — to complete the project Friday, April 5.

Thu
21
Mar

Council approves using funds for airplane restorations

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

Burnet’s four Airport Static Display aircraft were the focus of the Burnet City Council meeting held Tuesday, March. 12. City of Burnet Airport Manager Leslie Baugh brought details of the Airport Static Display Restoration Project to Council, requesting the approval of a $45,000 budget increase to cover the cost of supplies for the project.

The restoration project will take place as a Lower Colorado River Authority Steps Forward Day program, in which the LCRA spends the day volunteering to beautify the communities it serves. Baugh submitted the project to the LCRA, and they accepted it with the offer of 40 volunteers — 10 per aircraft and 320 volunteer hours — to complete the project Friday, April 5.

Wed
20
Mar

Having a blast preserving the past

Frank Shubert/Burnet Bulletin
A Texas Green Blast crew member sandblasts the current coats of paint off the Highland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force's F-100, one of the four static displays at the Burnet Municipal Airport. The crews will be sandblasting all four static displays for the next two weeks until they are repainted at the LCRA Steps Forward Day Friday, April 5.

 

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

Honoring America's heroes is done in many ways. Communities gather every Veteran's Day, Memorial Day, and Fourth of July to remember the fallen and pray for those out fighting to maintain our freedoms, and heroes are memorialized with plaques and statues planted throughout the country.

At the Burnet Municipal Airport, one of the ways heroes are honored is through the static plane displays placed outside the facility.

Brought to the City of Burnet in 1996 by the late Commemorative Air Force founder Harold Smith, these planes — a T-38, T-37, A-7, and F-100 — have stood proud, welcoming residents and visitors for over two decades.

Wed
13
Mar

Rubber ducks ready to race

It’s time again for the Literacy Highland Lakes Rubber Ducky Race, the group’s annual fundraising event.

This year’s race will be held on Saturday, April 13, immediately following the Blue Bonnet Parade on the Square.

The ducks will be racing at Hamilton Creek at approximately 12:30 p.m. Bring the whole family out to watch the ducks cross the finish line.

Individual tickets are $5. For $20, a 5-ticket “Quack Pack” can be purchased. Sponsorships are noted on Literacy Highland Lakes website and in a thank you ad in local newspapers.

Through the community’s generosity with sponsorships and ticket purchases, the volunteers at LHL provide free classes in high school equivalency and free citizenship preparation.

As the demand rises, there is a growing need for computers, study materials, calculators and other basic supplies, and the Rubber Ducky Race is key to providing the tools needed for continued success.

Wed
13
Mar

Corden's Cause

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin

 

Burnet Fire Department staff gathered to sell t-shirts to help raise funds for Corden Fidler and his father, former firefighter Mathew Fidler, at Corden's Cause, a fundraiser organized to help the family cover medical expenses following a shooting which seriously injured Corden and killed his mother and grandmother in December. Barbecue plates were also served at the fundraiser, and guests enjoyed live music, auctions, and bounce houses in support of Corden.

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