Burnet

Wed
06
Apr

Bluebonnet Festival Events

Thursday April 7

Mighty Thomas Carnival Wrist Band/Family Night-5-10 p.m., Corner of Boundary and League.

 

Friday April 8

Kiwanis All You Can Eat Pancakes- 6 a.m.-1 p.m., Masonic Lodge, 311 South Main Street.

Highland Lakes Birding and Wildflower Show-2-5 p.m., Herman Brown Free Library.

Arts & Crafts Vendors- 2-6 p.m., Burnet Historic Square and Jackson Street.

Biergarten- 3-8 p.m., Jackson Street, next to the Burnet Community Center.

Burnet Bulletin Pet Parade Sign-up- 4:30-5:15 p.m., In front of the Herman Brown Free Library.

Mighty Thomas Carnival- 5-11 p.m., Corner of Boundary and League.

Bluebonnet Festival Opening Ceremonies- 5:30-5:45 p.m., Highland Lakes CAF Fly Over, Main Stage on Burnet Historic Square.

Wed
09
May

Warden elected mayor in Bertram; 16 of 17 Burnet propositions approved

By Lew K. Cohn

Glynis Crawford Smith

and Alexandria Randolph

Burnet Bulletin

Bertram City Councilman Adam Warden will become the next mayor of Bertram, while Jane Scheidler joins Kim Klose on the City Council in final but unofficial results from the Saturday, May 5, election.

In Burnet, voters approved 16 of 17 proposed City Charter amendments on the ballot, most by a very healthy margin. And in Granite Shoals, newcomers will take all three spots on the Granite Shoals City Council.

Bertram

Warden, who did not seek re-election to his City Council seat, took a 19-10 lead in absentee and early voting and then coasted to victory on Election Day, winning by a 92-30 margin over Danielle Armknecht.

Sat
05
May

Warden elected Bertram mayor; Scheidler and Klose win council seats; Burnet voters approve 16 Charter amendments

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

City Councilman Adam Warden will become the next mayor of Bertram, while Jane Scheidler joins Kim Klose on the City Council in final but unofficial election results from Saturday's municipal election.

Meanwhile, in Burnet, voters approved 16 of 17 proposed City Charter amendments on the ballot.

Newcomers will take all three spots on the Granite Shoals City Council.

Bertram

 On the same day as the famed Kentucky Derby, Warden, who did not seek re-election to his City Council seat, took a 19-10 lead in absentee and early voting and then coasted to victory on Election Day, winning by a 92-30 margin over Danielle Armknecht.

Incumbent mayor Cynthia Shell Anderson did not seek re-election, but instead ran for Warden’s City Council seat against Scheidler. With Klose seeking re-election, voters had to select two of the three council candidates.

Wed
02
May

Butter brings 'tri-vocational' ministry to Burnet

Contributed

 

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

Jesus was a carpenter. The Apostle Paul was a fisherman. They, along with many other Biblical figures, made a living in other ways, in addition to spreading the word of the Gospel.

Today, the bi-vocational lifestyle is becoming a little more common as the economy changes, or as pastors simply wish to expand their reach through various lines of work.

A local pastor has dove head-first into the bi-vocational ministry since his arrival in Burnet in July 2017. Matthew Butter, pastor of Hoover Valley Baptist Church, might actually be considered tri-vocational.

After worshiping with his congregation on Sunday morning, Butter supports his family by selling insurance. When he is not working with his customers, he entertains the public with his musical talents.

Wed
02
May

Bertram voters to choose mayor, council Saturday; Burnet proposes 17 charter amendments

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

Early voting in the Saturday, May 5, local elections may have ended Tuesday, May 1, but candidates are still working on swaying last-minute undecided voters in Bertram and Granite Shoals.

Meanwhile, Burnet residents can still cast their ballot on 17 proposed amendments to the Burnet City Charter when polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 5.

On Election Day, in Bertram, Voting Precinct 12 will vote at the Bertram Library, 170 N. Gabriel St., Bertram. In the city of Burnet, Voting Precincts 2 and 17 will cast ballots at the Burnet County Courthouse.

And Voting Precincts 3 and 8 in Granite Shoals will cast their balllots at the Granite Shoals Fire Station, 8410 RM 1431 West, Granite Shoals.

Wed
02
May

Burnet hosts third state High School BBQ Cook Off

Burnet Iron Dawgs member Preston Reeves wraps up his brisket during last year's Texas High School BBQ Cook Off Championship at Burnet High School. The Iron Dawgs finished third in the 2017 competition. Burnet High School's own Kianna Moss of the Jalapeno Hottie team was named grand champion and her team won first place overall last year. The Red Hot Raiders of Taft High School came in second. This year's Cook Off will be held Saturday, May 5 at Burnet High School.

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

Texas is known for many things, but many Texans agree barbecue is at the top of that list. This Friday, high school barbecue teams from all across the state will fire up their pits for the third annual State of Texas High School BBQ Cook Off at Burnet High School.

Started by Burnet CISD in 2016, this event was created for students in the Career Technical Education programs – including Culinary Arts, Agriculture, Welding, Foods, and Food Science – and has grown exponentially every year, continuing to provide learning experiences for students through friendly competition and delicious food.

Burnet High School CTE instructors have been preparing their students for this competition by teaching them the ins and outs of creating award-winning barbecue, perfecting knife skills and cooking techniques, as well as studying consumer science and creating certain flavors.

Wed
25
Apr

Burnet residents host Australian cutting horse ambassador

Mike Crumpler, of Burnet, and Ashley Knight, of Goomeri, Australia, pose with Knight's competition horse, Just Countin' Checks, owned by Cole Eslyn, on Crumpler's land in Burnet. Crumpler was chosen as a host for Knight for the two weeks she is in town promoting the cutting horse sport as an ambassador from the Australian Cutting Horse Group (ACHG).

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

For the past two weeks, Burnet has gotten a healthy dose of culture that may not be too different from its own, in the ranching aspect at least. The town was chosen to host an Australian ambassador who has been strengthening the relationship between the American Cutting Horse Association and the Australian Cutting Horse Group, a recently established ACHA affiliate.

Seventeen-year-old Ashley Knight, of Goomeri, Australia, has been training with local horse trainer and ACHA member Mike Crumpler since she arrived in Texas last Tuesday.

“I am hoping to get more youth involved in and promote the sport,” Knight said. “There aren't as many youth involved in cutting horse back home, so I'm hoping to have more join in the future.”

Tue
24
Oct

Residents ask TxDOT for TX 29 center lane

Local resident Tara Luke speaks to TxDOT Austin District Engineer Terry McCoy about the possibility of reducing the speed limit on Texas 29 during a Burnet County Commissioners Court meeting Tuesday.

 

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

A full courtroom of Burnet County residents appeared before the Commissioners Court Tuesday morning, asking what can be done to add a continuous left-turn lane and other safety improvements to Texas 29 between Burnet and Bertram after a number of fatal accidents on the highway.

They had their questions answered by Texas Department of Transportation Austin District Engineer Terry McCoy, a Burnet County native whose district oversees state highways in 11 counties, including Burnet County.

Burnet County Judge James Oakley, who sits on the board of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) — which oversees how federal highway funds are prioritized in a six-county region, including Burnet County — said the safety issues being identified by Burnet County and CAMPO are not just limited to Texas 29.

Wed
27
Sep

Main Street Bethlehem celebrating 25th anniversary

Contributed/Leslie Walzel
The wise men watch from outside the cave as Joseph and Mary swaddle baby Jesus during a previous performance of Main Street Bethlehem in Burnet. The event opens the first Friday in December.

 

 

 

By Jenn Robison

Burnet Bulletin

A Burnet icon — Main Street Bethlehem — has begun preparation for its 2017 annual production.

This is the 25th anniversary of the production. Main Street Bethlehem is a free admission, outdoor re-creation of how the birthplace village of Jesus Christ may have looked on that night more than 2,000 years ago.

If past years are a reliable guide, crowds of people will come to Burnet to walk through at their own pace, experiencing first-hand culture, animals, crafts, and beliefs that characterized that moment in history. If the weather permits, attendance is expected to be upwards of 25,000 people.

How it started

Wed
23
Aug

Moms in Motion: Creating a space where mom can care for herself and recharge!

Hard working mom Amy Rosa is launching a new Moms In Motion tribeFIT in Lampasas, Texas. Catering not only to the moms and women of Lampasas, but also Kempner, Lometa, and Burnet.

 

 

By Jenn Robison

Burnet Bulletin

Moms In Motion was established in 1999 as a means to give moms that "time to recharge." It uses fitness as a medium for moms to care for themselves, so they are at their best in all their roles. The goal of Hill Country Moms In Motion is to bring women in the community together to work out and form friendships and support groups.

Hill Country Moms In Motion moveFIT class will meet Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., at B.M. Brooks Park in Lampasas. The first class is free and moms are welcome to bring their stroller-aged kids, but are asked not to bring those that are too big for strollers.

Eventually, Moms in Motion will be adding another class for working moms on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 6 a.m.. Not a mom? No problem! Women of all ages are welcome, whether from Lampasas, Lometa, Kempner or Burnet.

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