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Burnet CISD extends McBurnett’s contract

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Last week, the Burnet CISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to extend Superintendent Keith McBurnett’s contract another year through June 30, 2024. McBurnett is beginning his ninth year with the district, and officially began his duties as superintendent on March 27, 2012.

Sales tax figures rebound

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Sales tax allocations for four Burnet County municipalities again saw double-digit percentage increases in September even as other areas of the state of Texas experienced some drop off in sales tax revenue, according to figures released last week by the Texas Comptroller’s Office — a sign that the county’s economy is returning to normal as the state recovers from the pandemic shutdown.

RR&DT looks to bring big bucks to Children’s Advocacy Center

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One of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center (HCCAC) is always Rifles Racks & Deer Tracks. Organizers hope that while this year’s event may be different than those in the past, it still can bring in the “big bucks” needed to continue the agency’s mission — protecting child victims of physical and sexual abuse.

Burnet extends utility program

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The Burnet City Council approved an extension of the Residential and Commercial Customer Utility Payment Assistance Programs for City of Burnet electric utility customers. Utility Assistance Programs have been available to Utility Customers for the billing cycles of April, May, June, July, and August.

BCounty officials’ salaries above par

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The Texas Association of Counties has released its biannual survey of county officials’ salaries, and while Burnet County certainly sets the pace among counties in the Highland Lakes (including Llano, Lampasas and Blanco), it compares favorably to other Texas counties with similar populations.

Agencies unite to fight hunger

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While the impact of COVID-19 certainly has been felt this year, the mission of the Burnet County Hunger Alliance remains the same as it has since the organization was founded four years ago — to put an end to hunger and food insecurity in the Highland Lakes area.

The Burnet High School Homecoming Court

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The Burnet High School Homecoming Court has been announced. Pictured front row from left are Kaitlyn Taras, Gracyn Bennett, Mariah Carlo, Delaney Mooney and Hannah Wilson. Back row are Luke Kiser, Jaxson Denton, Braeden Howell, Cooper Stuteville and Alex Holman. Homecoming ceremonies will be held Friday, Sept. 18, at Bulldog Stadium.

BCISD clarifies COVID-19 rules

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Burnet Consolidated Independent School District is taking steps to ensure student athletes will remain on the field and in competition this fall. The UIL has stated that for students to have the opportunity to continue to compete in UIL activities this school year, districts must remain diligent in following guidelines.