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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.

CTC announces new risk management director

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Central Texas College (CTC) recently named David Hickman as the new director of Risk Management. After a 25-year career in the U.S. Army where he retired as a master sergeant with extensive experience in military risk assessment and management, Hickman started with CTC in May this year. His primary duties include overseeing campus safety for both students and employees.

PCAT State of Texas Bus Driver of the Year for 2020

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Bridget Hale was named the PCAT State of Texas Bus Driver of the Year for 2020. Hale was formally recognized by the board of trustees and PCAT at the July 27 regular board meeting. Jack Melton with PCAT surprised Bridget with a $1,000 cash prize.

BCISD to supply face shields

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All Burnet Consolidated Independent School District students will receive face shields purchased by the district for use during the school year, Superintendent Keith McBurnett said after Monday’s school board meeting.

ELBVFD adds thermal camera with grant

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A $25,000 grant from the Lower Colorado River Authority and Pedernales Electric Cooperative will help the East Lake Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department add a thermal imaging camera to its rescue boat, which operates on a large lake with a surface area of more than 22,000 acres.

Former Bulletin publisher Chionsini remembered

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Jim Chionsini, who was the driving and guiding force behind Granite Publications, former parent company of The Highlander and the Burnet Bulletin, died Tuesday, July 21, at the age of 74. “It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our friend and mentor, Jim Chionsini, founder of Granite Publications,” the company announced in a statement Wednesday, July 22.