Burnet Texas news

Wed
17
Jan

Burnet VFW celebrates 50 years

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin

District 14 Commander Lora Land presents VFW Post 6974 with a Golden Anniversary Award on Saturday, Jan. 13. Pictured left to right: District 14 Adjutant Gary Land, Killeen Post 9191 Commander Melvin Pernell, Burnet VFW Post 6974 Commander Bill Alexander, and District 14 Commander Lora Land.

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

The Highland Lakes Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 6974 in Burnet celebrated its 50th anniversary on Saturday, Jan. 13.

The celebration was made even sweeter as members reflected on the last few years, the threat of being permanently shut down still fresh in their memory.

In 2017, Post 6974 in Burnet was facing closure due to a serious shortage of officers, poor leadership, and a facility that was in unacceptable shape. Post 6974 trustee Bill Piotrowski urged eligible citizens to step up and become members of the post to join in on the rescue mission.

Wed
20
Dec

Oldcastle announces new facility

Contributed

An aerial photo shows the new Jewell manufacturing plant on the east side of US 281, not far from the intersection with Farm to Market Road 1855 (8147 South US 281). The Oldcastle company expects to be operational this month.

 

 

 

 

By Glynis Crawford Smith

Burnet Bulletin

Jewell, an Oldcastle Company, has announced it expects its a new state-of-art, 23,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Burnet County to be operational by the end of December 2017.

The multi-million dollar plant is located on the east side of US 281, not far from the intersection with Farm to Market Road 1855, about six miles north of Marble Falls and seven miles south of Burnet. The 15-acre tract will include an on-site quarry for raw materials.

This new plant will service Central Texas, including the Austin and San Antonio markets, according to a company press release Wednesday, Dec. 13. A grand opening is planned for late February or some time in March.

Thu
14
Dec

Snow Day a frolic in Burnet

Frank Shubert/Burnet Bulletin

Catherine Collier runs for cover as her brother, Lucas, takes aim Saturday, Dec. 9.  Christmas on the Square in Burnet featured a Snow Day this year and kids took advantabe of the White stuff. Hundreds stood in line for hours to get their shot at throwing snowballs, making snow angels and taking holiday pictures in snow blown in for the occasion. Visit the Burnet Bulletin page on Facebook to see more scenes from the weekend.

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

It's Christmas time in the city. This past weekend, the city of Burnet got a firsthand experience of the holiday season down on the Courthouse square. The event was a great success, the expressions on visitors' faces making this evident.

“Christmas on the Square was a great success!” said Kim Winkler, executive director of the Burnet Chamber of Commerce. “Snow on the Square was a wonderful addition to the event and the Chamber is so grateful for the overwhelming support from Burnet County and the City of Burnet to make events like this possible for our community.

“Kids (and parents) were in heaven throwing snowballs and playing in the snow — some for the first time ever. Believe it or not, kids were still playing in the snow Sunday night while waiting in the Main Street Bethlehem line!’

Thu
30
Nov

Make tracks to Burnet Snow Day, Dec. 9

Make tracks to the Burnet Sow Day, noon-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, at Christmas on the Square.

“Sleigh bells ring; are you listening? In the lane, snow is glistening. A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight, walking in a winter wonderland!”

This catchy tune will become reality for kids and adults of all ages in Burnet during the annual Christmas on the Square celebration!

That's right … there is a 100 percent chance of snow on the corner of Jackson and Pierce Streets from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9.

Christmas on the Square, co-sponsored by the City of Burnet and Burnet County, will take place noon to 9 p.m. in Downtown Burnet with live music performances throughout the day and performances by the Burnet High School Highlandettes and Studio 29 Dance Centre.

In addition to the snow, families will be able to enjoy entertainment; vendors; food on the square; pictures with Santa on the Courthouse steps; the Jingle Bell Jog 5K – a new addition to the event; and a bicycle drawing.

Thu
30
Nov

Special 'Burnet only' night at Main Street Bethlehem

Main Street Bethlehem allows visitors to walk the streets of 1st Century Bethlehem on the night of the birth of Jesus. Burnet residents will have a free preview tonight before the opening the gates of the city to the world from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 1-3 and 8-10. Admission is always free.

This year, Main Street Bethlehem will have been a part of Burnet for 25 years.

First Baptist Church of Burnet is celebrating this milestone with a great offer: In an effort to control crowds and shorten the usually long lines, Main Street Bethlehem will be open to Burnet residents only tonight, Thursday, Nov. 30, from 6-9 p.m.

Main Street Bethlehem has taken residents of Burnet and surrounding counties — and states — on a journey back in time to the birth place of Jesus Christ for a quarter of a century.

Visitors are given a chance to enjoy a firsthand sensory experience of a time long past, and it has been a source of entertainment for countless visitors.

After this special night for Burnet residents, Main Street Bethlehem will take place Dec. 1-3 and 8-10 from 6-9 p.m. and is free to the public; donations are accepted.

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.

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