Burnet Bulletin

Wed
23
Aug

Robison joins Bulletin as office manager, staff writer

Jenn, Gracie, and Tyler Robison

 

 

Jennifer Robison is the new office manager and staff writer for the Burnet Bulletin, having begun that position earlier this month, Publisher Frank Shubert announced.

In addition to managing the Bulletin office in Burnet on a day-to-day basis, Robison will cover Burnet Consolidated Independent School District and the city of Bertram for the Bulletin.

“I love this community and I have felt very blessed to grow up in such a wonderful small town, so when I saw the opportunity to work for our hometown newspaper, I couldn't pass it up,” Robison said. “I am excited to be a part of the Burnet Bulletin and Highland Lakes Newspapers family and ready to be even more involved in our community.”

Wed
02
Aug

Zowie joins newspaper staff

Richard Zowie

 

 

 

Highland Lakes Newspapers Publisher Frank Shubert announced this week the addition of Richard Zowie as a staff writer.

Zowie will cover the City of Burnet for the Burnet Bulletin and will also cover general assignments.

He is the sports editor for the Bulletin's sister paper, The Highlander, covering Marble Falls and Faith Academy sports. He also will utilize his layout and design talents to the production side of the newspaper.

"Richard has hit the ground running and has already made significant contributions to the Bulletin,” Shubert said. “We are excited to have his talents and energy working for the communities we serve and look forward what's coming next!"

Fri
23
Jun

Hometown newspaper hauls in Texas Press Association awards

 

The Burnet Bulletin won seven awards in the 2017 Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Contest last weekend.

The awards were announced during a Saturday, June 17, brunch at the Texas Press Leadership Retreat held this year at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Ruidoso, New Mexico.

With seven awards, including a first place, three second places, two third places and a fourth place, the Bulletin finished second overall in Division 6, Weeklies, barely missing out on winning the coveted Sweepstakes award.

Burnet finished with 450 points to 475 by the Rockdale Reporter. Had the Bulletin finished fourth or higher in one more category, it would have won Sweepstakes as any tiebreaker would have gone to the Bulletin, based on its second-place award in General Excellence.

Fri
27
Jan

Former Cecil Atkission Motors GM indicted for theft from dealership

Kirk Edmond Hagen

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

The former general manager at Cecil Atkission Motors in Burnet has been arrested and indicted for theft of money from his former employer that was earmarked to pay for a direct credit mailer.

Kirk Edmond Hagen of Bertram, 39, currently a licensed Realtor with RE/MAX Burnet, was arrested by Kerrville Police Department on a warrant from Burnet County on Friday, Jan. 20, and was released on $7,500 surety bond. He was charged with theft of property greated than $1,500 but less than $20,000, a state jail felony under Section 31.03(e)(4)(A) of the Texas Penal Code.

Thu
19
Jan

Burnet CISD wants state to repeal 'A-F'

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

The Burnet Consolidated Independent School District joined more than 200 other Texas school districts Monday night when the Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution calling for the repeal of the new A-F school rating system that goes into effect next year.

BCISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett asked the board to consider the resolution after the Texas Education Agency released its preliminary scores for school districts late last month. The A-F system does not become official until August 2018, but the TEA was required to report on the current progress of school districts using the criteria of the newly established rating system and data culled from the most recent academic testing by the schools.

Thu
19
Jan

BPD officer Imrie improving

By Glynis Crawford Smith

Highland Lakes Newspapers

 

Burnet Police Officer Matthew “Matt” Imrie, injured in a traffice accident near Marble Falls Jan. 10, is improving.

Following lengthy and delicate leg surgery for a badly broken femur bone on Jan. 11, Imrie remained in intensive care until Sunday, Jan. 14.

Police Chief Paul Nelson said Tuesday that Imrie is now in a rehabilitation center.

“He will be there for a couple of weeks,” Nelson estimated. “He is recovering, taking it a day at a time and getting stronger.”

He said that as soon as plans are complete for a fundraiser details would be posted on the department's Facebook page.

“All your prayers have been working and will continue to work for Officer Imrie and his family,” read the chief's last online post.

For now, a donation can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank location by identifying it as a contribution to the benefit fund for Matthew Imrie.

Wed
05
Oct

Running away with gold

BY WAYNE CRAIG/BULLETIN SPORTS

 

Topping my list of noteworthy performances this week is the varsity Lady Dawg cross country team.

The cross country teams competed at the Marble Falls meet recently and they competed well.

Burnet senior Abby Bullock led the charge for the varsity squad with a second place overall finish and many of her teammates stayed close by.

Julyssa Silva finished fourth, Neeradt Leon claimed seventh overall, Alexis Munguia raced in at number nine, Fatima Rodriguez claimed 11, and Reagan Giesenschlag finished 16.

Needless to say with all of Burnet’s runners finishing that close together the team brought home gold. It was a great win for the Lady Dawgs!

The varsity boys had some top 15 finishers with Caden Farrell tracking down a number nine overall finish and Ross Giesenschlag crossing the line at number 14.

Wed
07
Sep

Battle for Burnet County still simmers the blood

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

 

Call it an old flame I cannot put out, but going into last week the rivalry between Burnet and Marble Falls simmered in my blood.

Ever since I can remember, the battle for Burnet County has been buzzing between our two towns for centuries.

Now, no one who came into the Burnet County area after the mid 1990s will understand how bad this rivalry has been.

Anyone reading this that showed up after that, is probably thinking “this lady is crazy,” “we have not played Marble Falls in a million years except for the scrimmage games,” and the rivalry isn’t that bad.

However, anyone like myself who grew up a predominate part of their life in this area knows how much bad blood has been between Burnet and Marble Falls.

Wed
22
Jun

Seton Care-A-Van Nets $230,000 for kids' healthcare

BY CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN

 

Organizers of the Seton Care-A-Van tailgate party and golf tournament net over $200,000 for the thirteenth year.

"I am amazed and overwhelmed by the incredible generosity of our community supporting the Seton Kids Care-A-Van program," said Becky Fox, director of development for Seton Highland Lakes Hospital.

The Care-A-Van is a mobile unit that serves more than 2,000 youths, making stops in Burnet, Bertram, Marble Falls, Kingsland and Granite Shoals.

Stopping at area schools every week, the Care-A-Van provides youth with a wide range of medical services including complete health care newborn to 18 years of age, treatment of minor illness and injuries, management of chronic illness such as asthma and immunizations.

Wed
22
Jun

Police: woman strikes man with vehicle

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

 

One Burnet County man is in the hospital and one Burnet woman is in jail after police said her vehicle struck the man while he was walking down TX 29.

Michele Lee Weems, 34, was arrested on charge of intoxicated assault with a vehicle on Monday, June 13, after police said she hit Robby Stockwell, 38, while he was walking down the highway.

The collision occurred at 7:30 p.m. that evening, when it was still daylight. Weems was driving a white 2001 Chevrolet pickup truck.

“She was driving eastbound in the 2200 block of TX 29 east of the railroad tracks,” said Burnet Police Chief Paul Nelson. “Stockwell was walking westbound on the south side of the road towards Burnet.”

Nelson said Weems “admitted at the scene she was texting and driving,” and that she thought she had struck a mailbox.

“She came back and found him in a bar ditch,” Nelson said. “He had serious injuries to his entire body.”

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