City of Burnet


BCISD announces two-week closure for COVID-19 prevention

Keith McBurnett
Superintendent Burnet CISD
Special to the Burnet Bulletin

As you know, a number of public school districts in central Texas have announced two-week closures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In Burnet CISD, students are scheduled to return from Spring Break on Monday, March 23. However, we are aware that many have traveled within and outside of the United States on vacation, including to areas with known COVID-19 community spread.


2020 Bluebonnet Festival canceled over COVID-19 concerns

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One fixture of the Bluebonnet Festival involved parades in the downtown square featuring community leaders, school groups, nonprofit entities and merchants. Due to the coronavirus scare, the Burnet Chamber of Commerce opted to cancel the event which was scheduled for the second week in April.






From staff reports

The Burnet Chamber of Commerce announced late Tuesday, March 17, the cancelation of the Burnet Bluebonnet Festival for the first time in the event's 37-year history.

Chamber officials made the announcement on their Facebook page and said the decision to cancel the April 10-12 event came at the recommendation of the Burnet County Health Authority and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to not hold large gatherings in an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. …


Nominees announced for Burnet Chamber awards

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Dorothy James is presented the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award by Chamber Director Damon Beierle at the 64th Annual Burnet Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet held last year at the Burnet Community Center. In honor of her 13 years as Bluebonnet Chair, the award will be renamed the Dorothy James Volunteer of the Year Award for future banquets.






Special to the Bulletin

The nominations are in and the votes have been counted. Who will win at the 65th annual Burnet Chamber of Commerce Banquet and Awards Presentation, set for Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Burnet Community Center?

On this night, the Burnet Chamber of Commerce will recognize outstanding individuals and businesses while reflecting on the past year and looking forward to 2020.


Elves at work

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin


City of Burnet crews, seen here on Wednesday, Nov. 13, have been hard at work transforming downtown Burnet into a winter wonderland. The work will be ready in time for Burnets Christmas on the Square. The citys largest holiday event of the season is scheduled to launch on Saturday, Dec. 14 and will feature a parade, lighting of the Burnet County Courthouse and a bicycle giveaway.



Burnet welcomes new winery, honors building's past

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
Downtown Burnet recently celebrated the grand opening of Wedding Oak Winery, which has taken up residence inside the recently renovated historic Badger Building and Tex Robertson Building. The City of Burnet and Burnet Economic Development Corporation welcomed the business as a new partnership focusing on bringing economic opportunities to town while respecting the history of Burnet and it's historic square.






By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

The city of Burnet welcomed a new business to its historic downtown square as members of the community joined Wedding Oak Winery owner Mike McHenry and City officials at the winery's ribbon cutting on Thursday, Sept. 26.

The winery opened its doors Sunday, Sept. 8, at the site of the newly renovated Badger Building and Tex Robertson Building at the corner of Jackson and Pierce Streets and has been well-received by the community in regards to its fresh new business and its respect of the town's history.

The Badger Building has been a focal point in the community since 1883, and served as a gathering place for the young men and women of early Burnet. The late Tex Robertson purchased the building in the 1960's and utilized it as a community center, but through the passing of time, the building slowly emptied and became just a snapshot of times past.


City projects lending modern appeal to Burnet

The long-awaited Badger Building renovation is finally coming to its conclusion. Wedding Oak Winery is slated to occupy the space in early fall. If you have had a chance to drive by, you will see that the windows are all in and the masonry work is almost complete. Inside, most of the walls are painted, light fixtures are installed and many of the decorative features are either installed or onsite. It will be a wonderful attraction for the square and for Burnet in general. The Burnet Economic Development Corporation (BEDC), and the City of Burnet who assisted with the project, should be proud of this endeavor. Also, many thanks to the Robertson family who donated the building to the BEDC. Once the project is completed, the Jackson Street parking lot will once again be open to the public and will have a connecting pathway to the Vandeveer Street Parking Lot to facilitate ease of access.


How Country Are Ya?

Kelly McDuffie/Special to the Bulletin


Thousands of fans attended a concert at Burnet's Haley-Nelson Park, featuring Kevin Fowler as part of the summer concert series. The event — coordinated by Double Eagle Entertainment — is funded in part by the city and the economic development corporation to help bring more tourism dollars into the city. Fowler, an Amarillo native, was formerly a member of the hard rock band Dangerous Toys before switching genres and beginning a country music career. His new album, “Barstool Stories,” is coming out in stores Aug. 23.


Honoring one who paved the way

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin


John W. Hoover, his family, and City of Burnet employees, Burnet County officials, and citizens celebrated the ribbon cutting of the newly-reconstructed John W. Hoover Parkway, the former County Road 340A, on Wednesday, April 3. The road was named after Hoover in honor of his dedication to the City of Burnet and its development for many years.


Team honored

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin


The Burnet High School Lady Dawgs were praised at the State of the Community Address Wednesday, March 6, for this basketball season's accomplishments which led to their history-making trip to the UIL State Basketball semi-finals earlier this month.


State of the Community Address scheduled for Wednesday, Mar. 6

All City of Burnet and Burnet CISD citizens are invited to the annual State of the Community Address tomorrow, Wednesday, March 6, at the Burnet Community Center.
Guests will enjoy a free barbecue lunch and a delicious dessert prepared by the BHS Culinary Arts students and hear from Burnet Mayor Crista Goble Bromley and Burnet CISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett as they address successes of the past year and goals for the future.

Doors open 11:30 a.m.
Meal served at 11:45 a.m.
Program begins at 12:00 p.m.



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