Burnet

Wed
12
Oct

Join me for coffee, conversation

By Keith McBurnett/ BCISD Superintendent of Schools

 

I hope you will join me tomorrow morning for coffee and tea with the superintendent.  In addition to coffee and tea, I will be serving up intimate conversations and informative updates. This morning edition of a community forum will be on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 8 a.m. at the Parent Resource Center located next to the Central Office at 208 East Brier. Feel free to stop by, even if just to say hello, and grab a cup of coffee on your way to work. I would like to offer special thanks to MOJO Coffee for sponsoring our morning meeting.

 

Wed
12
Oct

Local Masonic Lodges host Open House

Several local Masonic Lodges will be hosting an Open House on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 2-4 p.m.

“All Masonic Lodges in the State of Texas will, for the first time ever, conduct an 'Open House' to acquaint you with our Lodges, our philosophy, our many charities and community service activities,” said William Weaver, 2016 Mason District No. 49 Deputy Grand Master. “I invite you to stop by for a few minutes, sometime between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., to visit with our members and learn about the lodge that directly supports your community. Remember, we are members of the community just like you.”

Light refreshments will be provided. 

The Masonic Lodges in the 49th Masonic District of the Grand Lodge of Texas, which includes Burnet and Llano counties, are listed as follows:

Mt. Horeb #137, Mahomet, TX                     

Valley Lodge #175, Burnet, TX                    

Llano Lodge #242, Llano, TX                                   

Wed
05
Oct

Hullum subject of 'Who Do You Think You Are?'

Interested in genealogy?  Better yet, in someone else's genealogy? 

Then you are in for a treat when the Burnet County Genealogical Society (BCGS) presents their next program on Thursday, Oct. 20, as they reveal the ancestors of Tom Hullum, the longtime barber on the square in Burnet.

The program, at 1:15 p.m. in the Goodrich Meeting Room of the Herman Brown Free Library, is designed to showcase, not only the things that Hullum already knew about himself and his family, but also will show him and the audience how to discover previously unknown family facts.

JoAnn Myers will narrate a PowerPoint program based on research provided by Maud Cain.  Resources and techniques for finding elusive family facts will be provided.  At the end of the program, Hullum will be presented with a copy of all the information we've collected.

Wed
05
Oct

Dust Dawgs earn some hardware

BY WAYNE CRAIG/BURNET BULLETIN

 

Both the high school and middle school cross country teams recently competed at races hosted by Marble Falls. Each group did very well in their respective categories with the varsity girls earning a team gold and the eighth-grade boys earning an overall bronze.

The cross country season is moving right along with only one more tune-up meet before district. All teams will be in action this Thursday, Oct. 6 at Lampasas. Followed by the district meet for both middle school and high school on Saturday, Oct. 15 also in Lampasas.

 

Marble Falls Results-

 

Middle School

Seventh-grade girls: Maria Leon, 22, 14:18. Other Burnet runners included Ashlyn Calhoun and Zaida Freeman.

 

Eighth-grade girls: Gracyn Bennett, 20, 13:45; Esmerelda Carreon, 63; Halee Muccigrossi, 64; Makenna Gilmore, 72; Helena Rojas, 107; and Madison Carapepe, 125.

 

Wed
05
Oct

Two wins boost Lady Dawgs to 4-2

BY WAYNE CRAIG/BURNET BULLETIN

 

The varsity Lady Bulldogs used two district wins last week to boost their record to 4-2 and earn a tie for second place. Following a Tuesday night bye Burnet will begin round two play this Friday at Liberty Hill. The Lady Panthers currently hold the top spot and are still undefeated in district play. Burnet, Llano and Salado are all tied for second, and after that it goes Leander Glenn, Taylor and Lampasas who is winless in district play.

Burnet’s girls began the week by hosting Lampasas on Tuesday night. It was a clean sweep for team green who walked away with the victory in just three-sets 25-12, 25-7, 25-21.

In game one Burnet built an early lead with Alex Barry at the service line and the play of Chelsea Bible at the net. Following two Baby Romero serves and a Summir Hill kill Burnet was in business at 5-1.

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
05
Oct

Man injured in pickup vs. semi-truck wreck

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

 

The driver of a pickup truck was injured on Tuesday night when authorities said he drove into the back of a semi-truck stopped at a stoplight.

Burnet Fire Department officials said one man was transported by air to an Austin area trauma center following the collision that took place on Tuesday night, Sept. 27 at the intersection of Houston-Clinton Drive and south Water Street at about 10 p.m. 

“The pickup rear-ended the semi, which was sitting at a stop light facing south,” said Burnet Fire Chief Mark Ingram. 

He added that the department's new Jaws of Life tools were used to get the driver of the half-ton pickup safely out of the vehicle.

“There was a lot of damage done to the truck,” Ingram said. “We got to use our new eDraulic tools. They worked very well.”

Authorities did not release the name of the injured driver.

No other information was available as of press time.

Wed
05
Oct

Sip with the Super, or apply for a position

The next Coffee and Tea with the Superintendent will be held on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 8 a.m.

Community members and parents are welcome to join Burnet CISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett for pastries, intimate conversation and informative updates at the Parent Resource Center at 202 E Brier Street, where they can share questions and suggestions about the district.

Visit www.burnetcisd.net for more information.

To get more directly involved with BCISD, apply for a position with the district. District officials are seeking an elementary teacher for Shady Grove Elementary, a Licensed Vocational Nurse for Burnet Middle School, an Instructional Partner for Life Skills at Burnet High School, a part-time lunch room monitor at Shady Grove Elementary, and school bus drivers and trainees.

Wed
05
Oct

Plans for new police station cause public dispute

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

 

While there were varying opinions aired at the public hearing on the new police station, some Burnet residents interpreted a lack of historical reverence by city officials in plans for the project.

The city council chambers were full to fire code capacity on Tuesday night, as Burnet residents crowded in to have their opinions heard regarding the two site options for the new Burnet Police Station.

“I'm bitterly opposed to it,” said Burnet resident Thomas Hullum. “I played football there 70-some-odd years ago, and it as historical significance as far as I'm concerned. I don't see what the problem is with where they are now.”

Hullum was one of several in opposition to the Hill Street site under consideration, but there were just as many in favor.

Wed
28
Sep

Library soars into Space Day

Herman Brown Free Library will celebrate World Space Week with a special day of programming on Monday, Oct. 3.

World Space Week is an international “celebration of science and technology and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition.” Telescope demonstrations will begin at 3:30 p.m. and continue until 5:30 p.m. Speakers will begin at 4:30 p.m.

The entire program is designed to be interactive and questions from the audience are encouraged.

“This is a fantastic family activity, but folks of all ages are welcome to attend this free program,” says the library staff.

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