Burnet

Wed
28
Sep

See frontier life on Fort Croghan Day

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

 

Burnet area residents and history buffs can get a blast from the past at the annual Fort Croghan Day on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The museum and fort grounds will be alive with frontier era men and women, pioneers and soldiers. Re-enactors will put on living history programs which display fort and frontier chores such as butter churning, blacksmithing, bread making, grinding corn meal, cooking, weaving, quilting, and other examples of life at the fort.

Visitors can try their hand at tasks including making rope, stitching a quilt, making a corn husk doll, or churning butter.

The accomplished butter-maker can then spread the butter on a biscuit, fresh and hot from a wood burning stove on the fort grounds!

Frequent visitors to the day's festivities will include Buffalo Soldiers, Confederate Soldiers, “Yankee” soldiers, fur trappers, Native Americans, and other colorful characters.

Wed
28
Sep

School board sets priorities for the 2016-17 school year

From the superitendent's desk

Keith McBurnett

 

As we wrap up the first six weeks of school, I want to remind our community and families about the importance of students attending school on a regular basis. Student attendance is crucial to the financial health of the District, but it is even more critical to students being successful in the classroom. The simple fact is that students can’t learn if they aren’t in class. Did you know that high school students who miss school 10 days a year are three times more likely to drop out than students who miss five days? In Burnet CISD attendance counts because: students learn when they are in class, teachers have more time to teach and the District receives increased revenue. Improving student attendance is one of the most important ways our community can help schools be successful.

 

Wed
21
Sep

XC earns bronze in Gatesville

BY WAYNE CRAIG/BURNET BULLETIN

 

Burnet’s cross country teams ran in the Bill Bradley Invitational in Gatesville last Thursday. Several Burnet runners turned in top-notch performances and the Lady Bulldog team earned a bronze taking third place overall out of 12 teams.

The top female runner for Burnet was Trynadee Greenwell who placed second out of 102 varsity runners. Greenwell was followed by Abby Bullock, 13; Neeradt Leon, 20; Alexis Munguia, 24; Julyssa Silva, 25; Fatima Rodriguez, 36; and Reagan Giesenschlag, 28.

The boys varsity division hosted 93 total runners. The top finisher for Burnet was JT Killebrew who placed 32. He was followed by Jordin Balmarez, 48; Tanner Abbott, 50; Caden Farrell, 58; Ross Giesenschlag, 63; and Eddy Shaw, 85.

The JV boys race included 96 runners. For the Bulldogs Clayton Atkison placed 46, and Dillon Crain finished at 74.

Wed
21
Sep

And the winner is......

From the Dawg House by Wayne Craig

 

I’ll start this week with a big congrats to the newest homecoming royalty. Jax Noah and Elyssa Martinez were crowned King and Queen just before kickoff of Friday night’s homecoming game.

There were some great moments in Bulldog sports this week as well.

The varsity Lady Dawg volleyball team turned a corner with a confidence building win over district opponent, Taylor.

As far as positions played, some were taken out of their comfort zones, but I, along with many others were proud of their response.

Not that Taylor is a powerhouse team, but the way our girls won brought on lots of smiles and joy, and hopefully momentum builds from there.

The 2016 Bulldog football team is drawing some large crowds and it was awesome to see a packed house for homecoming. The Bulldogs have fans all fired-up with a 4-0 record. Their latest victim was the Crockett Cougars who fell to the Dawgs 44-18 on Friday night.

Wed
21
Sep

Pups fall short to Ponies

BY WAYNE CRAIG/BURNET BULLETIN

 

In all four of Burnet’s middle school football games against Marble Falls last Thursday there were highlights for the Pups, but unfortunately none of the squads in green were able to post a win.

The seventh-grade White team fell short, 28-0; the seventh-grade Green team lost, 28-24; the eighth-grade White team was on the short side of a 14-0 ball game, and the eighth-grade Green team came up empty, 30-20.

 

Seventh-Grade White

The seventh-grade white team traveled to Marble Falls on Thursday and dropped their match against the Ponies, 28-0. Offensive standouts for Burnet included Adrian Hernandez and Carlos Olivera who led the Pups in rushing. Good blocking up-front was provided by Avery Holcomb, Jacob Peaster, Tyler Gonzalez, Ivan Carreon, and James Leon.

Wed
21
Sep

Lady Dawgs open district 1-1

BY WAYNE CRAIG/BURNET BULLETIN

 

The varsity Lady Bulldog volleyball squad opened district play last week with back-to-back homes games on Tuesday and Friday versus Liberty Hill and Taylor. Burnet dropped the first match to the Lady Panthers in three sets but bounced back on Friday with a three set victory over Taylor to moved their district record to 1-1.

The girls had a few bright moments against Liberty Hill but never really got into a rhythm and eventually fell short, 25-20, 25-14, 25-19.

Things were much different on Friday versus Taylor. The Lady Ducks did bring a good squad to town and it wasn’t an easy win for Burnet, it was more like a determined victory. Two of the three sets took extra points to decide and set two finished with a total of 58 points being scored.

Wed
21
Sep

Bulldogs cruise to 4-0

BY WAYNE CRAIG/BURNET BULLETIN

 

It was a week of homecoming fun at BHS, from a lengthy parade of floats, to the bonfire, and the crowning of the king and queen. There was lots of fun to be had. There were many painted on smiles, and some spectacular mums, but when the action started Friday night it was back to business for the Bulldogs.

The Crockett Cougars rolled into town Friday night and the Bulldog wasted little time posting points.

In their opening drive the Bulldogs rattled off eight-plays before Tyler Torres put three on the board for Burnet with a 28-yard kick.

Great defensive play by Kyle Cavender, Alex Gonzalez, and Rowdy Holmes shortly forced a Cougar punt.

The Bulldogs next offensive series ended on a fourth down attempt, but another Holmes pressured pass soon forced a second Cougar punt.

Wed
14
Sep

Burnet Homecoming festivities slated for Thursday and Friday

 

By Christi Bertelson

Burnet Bulletin

 

Burnet is gearing up this week for its homecoming game against Austin Crockett on Friday, Sept. 16.

This week is full of traditions for the Burnet homecoming including the parade, bonfire and football.

The Burnet High School 2016 Homecoming Parade and Bonfire will be held on Thursday, Sept. 15.

The Homecoming Parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Burnet Courthouse Square.

Burnet Consolidated ISD officials said the parade would utilize the same route as the Bluebonnet Parade and its staging areas.

After the parade the Bonfire Pep Rally festivities will be begin at 8 p.m. at the Burnet High School Campus.

The Lighting of the fire will take place at 8:15 p.m. with the celebration wrapping up at 9 p.m.

Wed
07
Sep

CenTex Cow/Calf Clinic slated Sept. 22 in Lampasas

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Central Texas Cow/Calf Clinic on Sept. 22 in Lampasas.

The clinic starts with registration at 8 a.m. at the Lampasas County Farm Bureau Building, 1793 North US 281. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end with a catered lunch at noon.

Heath Lusty, AgriLife Extension agent in Lampasas County, said the clinic will deal with beef cattle health issues pertinent to West Central Texas producers.

“This will be a pretty diverse program, but one with some good solid take-home information producers can leave with and use in their own operations,” Lusty said.

Topics and speakers will include:

Wed
07
Sep

Shootin' Straight: The other political candidates

By ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/ BURNET BULLETIN

 

Why has this election degraded to choosing what many are calling “the better of two evils?” This is the question I have been plagued with over the last several months.

The two-party system is the worst degradation of American politics, and now unfortunately we are seeing the consequences. The ugly, mud-slinging battle between Republican and Democratic candidates in this election, and even a little mud-slinging between party members, has displayed why the two-party system is driving American politics further into extremism.

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