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Biking enthusiasts find refuge in Spider Mountain

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In the midst of the pandemic, a number of biking enthusiast have found refuge in Spider Mountain, located on the banks of Lake Buchanan, just outside Burnet. The facility is the state’s first and only lift-served mountain bike park, which takes mountain bikers 350 vertical feet higher than the base.

Putnam certified as Life Tribute specialist

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Putnam Funeral Home and Crematory is proud to announce that Jessamyn Putnam, also of Cremation Advocates by Putnam, has recently earned her Certified Funeral Celebrant accreditation through InSight Institute, making her the only Certified Celebrant in the Highland Lakes area.

HL Family Crisis Center organizing Adopt a Student

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The Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center is encouraging Burnet and Llano County residents to adopt a student by donating school supplies for the 2020-21 school year. Conny Steele is organizing the donation drive for the Family Crisis Center and reminds everyone that school starts this year on Aug.

Zoofari program set for Aug. 5

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Herman Brown Free Library is excited to announce that Wild Things Zoofari will be at the AgriLife County Extension building, 607 N. Vanderveer St., Burnet, on Aug. 5 with two programs times: 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Williams pushes for greater rural broadband access

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) on Wednesday, July 22, sent a letter to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy requesting the inclusion of funding for rural broadband deployment to underserved communities in the next COVID-19 relief package.