Burnet Texas news

Wed
18
Oct

RR&DT supports children's advocacy Saturday

RR&DT benefits advocacy center

Saturday, Oct. 21, marks the arrival of the fourth annual Rifles, Racks & Deer Tracks fundraising event, benefitting the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center in Burnet.

Wed
18
Oct

LCRA gives solid account

Glynis Crawford Smith/Burnet Bulletin

At the 'State of the LCRA' luncheon held at Wirtz Dam last Wednesday, Oct. 12, Marble Falls City Manager Mike Hodge greets Burnet Mayor Crista Gogle Bromley.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

Burnet Bulletin

General manager of the Lower Colorado River Authority, Phil Wilson, made his annual “State of the LCRA” presentation Wednesday, Oct. 11, to more than 60 city and county officials from up and down the river.

“The LCRA power plants can provide power for 600,000 homes when demand is at its highest,” he told the crowd gathered at the Wirtz Dam conference center. “We spend about a million dollars every year in capital improvement projects.”

“LCRA is the second biggest transmission company in Texas, with about 5,000 miles of lines,” said Wilson. “We have about $2 billion in transmission assets and we will spend another billion dollars in transmission lines.”

Wilson outlined work on projects aimed at future need. The Lane City Reservoir in Wharton County, he said, could add 90,000 acre-feet of water to the region downstream when it opens next year.

Existing dams have not been neglected.

Wed
18
Oct

'Say Something' urges student awareness

Karen Bird, left, and Zoe Nicholl talk to Burnet Middle School seventh graders Monday morning, Oct. 16, during assembly about being alert to warning signs, signals and threats of school violence as part of 'Say Something' week.

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

Working on the belief every act of violence is preventable, Burnet Middle School Interact students taught their peers to “Say Something” Monday morning during assemblies at the school auditorium.

All week long, during homeroom, BMS students will learn strategies for speaking up if they see warning signs of impending violence or if they feel a student may harm himself or herself or others as part of “Say Something,” a program sponsored by the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation.

Under the tutelage of their sponsor, Sara Te, Interact students Katie Bird, Madi Stires, Mady Jones, Kylie Butcher and Zoe Nicholl showed videos to seventh graders Monday morning and led discussions about when it is appropriate to “Say Something.”

Wed
18
Oct

BOPATE participation impressive

By Glynis Crawford Smith

The Burnet Bulletin

Citizens from all over Burnet County participated in BOPATE Waste Collection Day on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the county fairgrounds in Burnet.

BOPATE (batteries, oil, paint, antifreeze, tires and electronics) are items not accepted by most community clean up days, but which are considered a threat to the environment, especially county groundwater.

“Overall a great success,” said County Commissioner Joe Don Dockery on Monday. “We have learned from past collection events and were able to greatly reduce the wait times for citizens. We served 188 vehicles, equating to 199 households from all over the county, since some citizens bring items for more than one household.”

Wed
18
Oct

No.7 Cougars dissect Dawgs, 42-16

Photo by Wayne Craig/Clear Memories

Burnet senior defensive back Tanner Abbott slides under a tipped ball for a Bulldog interception during Friday night’s district opener. The Bulldogs fell short to the visiting China Spring Cougars and will travel to Gatesville for game two of 13-4A play this Friday.

 

 

 

 

By Wayne Craig

Bulletin Sports

The score to last Friday’s district opener between Burnet and China Spring may appear to be a runaway at first sight, but in fact it was a slow methodical process. The Cougars brought a quality team to Burnet, with a No.7 state ranking, but all things didn’t come easy for the boys in blue.

A scrappy Bulldog team showed up to play, and even captured the first lead.

Quarterback Chandler Galban found his big brother Sterling Galban on a deep middle ball during Burnet’s second series and the rest was history as the elder Galban turned on the jets for a 68-yard score with 8:14 on the first quarter clock. The PAT failed, 6-0 Bulldogs.

The Cougars answered with a nine-play drive; Cougar Erik Hart broke a few tackles and took it the final 15-steps to put the visitors up 7-6 with 5:34 in the first.

Wed
31
May

Burnet council accomodates continued EPA Superfund study

Glynis Crawford Smith

Highland Lakes Newspapers

Studies of a Superfund environmental contamination site in Burnet are apparently back on the table.

The Burnet City Council on May 9 approved a request from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to access city property for additional environmental testing.

“The EPA requested authorization to install testing equipment within the city’s right-of-way and on city owned property to test for the presence of a chemical known as PERC.,” said City Manager David Vaughn. “They originally requested authorization to install monitoring equipment on Jackson Street (between Main and US 281 S) and at the sewer plant.

“Recently, they approached the council with an amendment to the original agreement to include locations along Industrial Boulevard and Sure Cast Drive, which was ultimately approved.”

Wed
15
Feb

Election races develop in north county

By Glynis Crawford Smith

Highland Lakes Newspapers

The deadline for filings for city and school board elections in Texas is, Friday, Feb. 17, and, as of Wednesday morning, two contests had developed in north Burnet County, on for the school boar and another for the mayor of burnet.

In cases where none develops, as may be the case in Bertram, an election will not have to be held on May 6.

BCISD

For the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District (BCISD) Board of Trustees, Place 3 incumbent, Craig Barefoot, a retired district administrator, has been challenged by Suzanne Brown, a local event planner.

Mark Kincaid, retired Burnet High School principal, has filed for Place 7. That seat has been held by Charles Williams, appointed by the board to serve the unexpired term of Jim Luther Jr.

Burnet

Wed
25
Jan

Three juveniles in custody for Burnet school vandalism

Contributed

Three juvenile suspects have been arrested and charged in the vandalism that caused extensive damage to the new Burnet County Texas AgriLife facility at 607 Vanderveer Street in Burnet Jan. 9 and more extensive damage in other buildings of the old Burnet Elementary School , on the Burnet High School campus and to a school bus there.

By Glynis Crawford Smith

Highland Lakes Newspapers

Tips from Hill Country Crime Stoppers led to the arrest of three boys in Burnet for break-ins Jan. 9 and Jan. 21 that caused at least $10,000 in damage, repair and stolen property at the old Burnet Elementary School campus where Quest High School and new Texas AgriLife Extension facilities are located and at the Burnet High School.

Burnet police were able to catch up with the three suspects on Tuesday morning, Jan. 24, after Crime Stopper Tips started coming in,” said Burnet Police Chief Paul Nelson, who said his department gathered evidence and located all of the stolen property that was taken during the burglaries.

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