City of Burnet

Wed
13
Mar

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.

Tue
05
Mar

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.

 

Wed
30
Jan

City funds hotel room need study

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

Burnet City Manager David Vaughn and Administrators Leslie Baugh and Evan Milliorn recently attended the International Conference of Shopping Centers and were made aware of an interest of more hotel development in Burnet.

Vaughn brought the information forward to Burnet City Council members at the regular meeting held Tuesday, Jan. 22

As the city hosts more events, the need for rooms has risen, and the city's current 140 rooms between the Best Western and Comfort Inn have proven insufficient, causing visitors to stay further down the road in Marble Falls.

To determine whether additional hotels would be financially conceivable for the City of Burnet, it would need to participate in a feasibility study through HVS. The cost of the study will be $7,500, and the proposal was approved at the Jan. 22 meeting, the funding of which was later approved by the EDC at their Jan. 25 meeting.

Fri
04
Jan

Highland Lakes Squadron success due to Smith

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

The Highland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force accredits its success in memorializing those individuals and Warbirds of World War II history to its founder, Col Harold Smith.

Smith founded the Squadron in 1991 and was chosen as its first leader, serving among his colleagues until 1993. After that term and for almost thirty years since the Squadron's chartering by the Commemorative Air Force, Smith has made an impact on the Squadron and Museum, helping out in daily hangar routines and at the many airshows put on by the Squadron.

Smith is also notably responsible for the procurement of the Warbirds on display outside the Burnet Airport Museum, forever paying tribute to the airmen who flew them during World War II.

Smith has especially made a difference in the lives of his fellow Squadron members, who call him a friend and mentor.

Fri
16
Nov

Remembering Randy: City of Burnet dedicates new park in Longoria's memory

City of Burnet Mayor Crista Goble Bromley presents a plaque to the family of late parks supervisor Randy Longoria at a dedication ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 31 after reading a resolution renaming Live Oak Park in honor of Longoria. The family was also given a copy of the resolution, which highlighted Longoria's many charming attributes and stated the dedication of Randy Longoria Park in what Bromley called a “small contribution” compared to the impact he made on the City of Burnet during his 14 years of employment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

Members of the City of Burnet, LCRA, and Rotary Club of Burnet honored late parks supervisor Randy Longoria at a dedication ceremony at the newly renovated Randy Longoria Park, formerly Live Oak Park, in recognition of his service to his community and love for children.

Longoria put much of his time and effort into his team's projects after he began working for the City of Burnet in 2004, and his coworkers and community members continue to share the impact he made on their lives, and the renovation of the park.

Wed
08
Aug

Longoria's giving spirit honored by city

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
Burnet police lead a procession through town Monday evening as they escort the body of city park supervisor Aurelio "Randy" Longoria, Jr. to Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home. Longoria, who was known for having a giving spirit and servant's heart, died Saturday, Aug. 4. Riding behind the white funeral home van were several city vehicles.

 

 

 

 

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

The City of Burnet is mourning the loss of Park Supervisor Aurelio “Randy” Longoria Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Aug. 4.

A well-known figure in the community, Longoria is remembered by family, friends, and colleagues for the dedication he showed towards the City of Burnet and the individual members of his community.

“Randy was amazing,” said City Manager David Vaughn. “He always did anything and everything he could to help the community and people individually; he was never going to say no.”

Longoria was employed by the City of Burnet since July 2004. During the past 14 years, his hard work made an impact on the city's public works projects and community and family events to which he dedicated his time and effort, including the Burnet Concert Series.

Sun
29
Jul

Residents evacuate as fire burns near Inks Lake

Contributed/Daniel Adams Art Gallery
This photo by local artist Daniel Adams captures the fantastic image of a water drop occurring in an effort to cease progress of the Hoover Valley fire on Sunday, July 29. First Responders from Burnet, Llano, Blanco, Williamson, and Travis Counties teamed together Sunday afternoon and continue to fight the fire off of County Road 116 as residents and campers from the area fled towards safer ground.

 

 

 

 

 

Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

Sat
21
Jul

Bluebonnet Belle crashes; all 14 aboard survive

Firefighters extinguish a blaze which consumed the Bluebonnet Belle C47 Skytrain after the historic craft crashed at Burnet Municipal Airport's Kate Craddock Field Saturday, July 21.

 

 

 

 

By Lew K. Cohn

Managing Editor

Burnet Bulletin

The famed Bluebonnet Belle C47 Skytrain, which assisted in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and was an integral part of the Highland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force, crashed Saturday morning, July 21, at Burnet Municipal Airport's Kate Craddock Field in Burnet while attempting to take off for an air show in Wisconsin.

Fourteen people were aboard the Belle, headed for the annual Oshkosh Air Show when the plane left the runway shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday and crashed before catching fire and eventually exploding. Miraculously, all 14 people aboard the craft survived the crash and made it out of the plane before the explosion.

Wed
02
May

City hosts Spring Fling sock hop at YMCA

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

Spring has sprung in the Hill Country and the community will be able to celebrate it with a night full of fun and music while benefitting local organizations and the children of the area.

The City of Burnet is hosting a Spring Fling sock hop at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes on Saturday, May 5. All proceeds will go to the YMCA Strong Kids Program and the Hill Country Children's Advocacy Center.

The YMCA Strong Kids is a campaign that raises funds and resources for YMCA programs which assist children and families in many areas of development.

“The Strong Kids Program subsidizes people who don't have the ability to pay for our programs and provides them with reduced rates,” said YMCA Operations Director Jennifer Kenson.

“There are endless stories of people that are impacted by the dollars raised in the community,” Kenson said. “And every dollar given here stays here.”

Wed
02
May

Vaughn briefs council on Badger Building

By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

Recently-begun construction on the Badger Building, located on the corner of Jackson and Pierce Streets on the Burnet Courthouse Square, will be funded through a $2 million loan paid off by sales tax revenue collected by the Economic Development Corporation, City Council members learned last week.

Burnet City Manager David Vaughn briefed City Council on this payment plan at their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 24, stressing that no city property taxes would be needed to pay off the loan.

Vaughn stated STF, a company out of Liberty Hill, will be in charge of the repairs on the building. The area around the Badger building was cordoned off by the company on Tuesday, April 24, as crews began work on the restoration.

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