City of Burnet


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.”


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.


Zowie joins newspaper staff

Richard Zowie




Highland Lakes Newspapers Publisher Frank Shubert announced this week the addition of Richard Zowie as a staff writer.

Zowie will cover the City of Burnet for the Burnet Bulletin and will also cover general assignments.

He is the sports editor for the Bulletin's sister paper, The Highlander, covering Marble Falls and Faith Academy sports. He also will utilize his layout and design talents to the production side of the newspaper.

"Richard has hit the ground running and has already made significant contributions to the Bulletin,” Shubert said. “We are excited to have his talents and energy working for the communities we serve and look forward what's coming next!"


City Wide Clean Up Set for Oct. 22

The Burnet City wide clean up will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 at the point of South Westfall Street and Cemetery Street in Burnet from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. or when all containers are full.

This clean up is open to all Burnet City residents and driver’s license and utility bill are required for proof when dropping off.

Items accepted will be appliances without freon, debris, electronics, household junk, tires without rims with a minimum of four per household.

Items that are not accepted will be refrigerators, air conditioners, batteries, insecticides, herbicides, construction debris, tires on rims and wet paint.

The City of Burnet will also be periodically picking up brush from the curbside in the three weeks preceding the event.

Customers need to place the brush at the curb and it will be picked up, as crews are available and the brush does not have to be bundled or cut to a specific length.


City Spotlight: Solid Waste and Recycling Services



The City Council recently awarded a five year franchise to a new provider, Al Clawson Disposal Inc. (Clawson), for garbage and recycling services.  As a result, customers need to be aware of several important changes that will occur during the transition from the current provider.

The week of Oct. 17 through Oct. 21, Clawson will begin delivering new garbage and recycling carts to all residential customers throughout the City.  It is particularly important to note that the color of the carts will now be green for recycling and blue for garbage.  The last week of service for the current provider will be the week of Oct. 25 through Oct. 28, at which time they will remove their carts immediately following their final pick-up. Clawson will begin their garbage pick-ups the week of Oct. 31 through Nov. 4 and recycling collection the week of Nov. 7 through Nov. 11.


City Spotlight: What’s in a Name?

By David Vaughn Burnet City Manager


Do you ever wonder how a specific place or street got it’s name?  Places such as Hoover's Valley, Mahomet, Oatmeal and Lake Victor, or streets such as Mormon Mill Road, Johnson Street and Vandeveer Street.  Most of these names originate from some person, family, or geography that have long been forgotten by most, but never-the-less the name will go on for centuries.

While I have lived in this area for over 30 years, I continue to learn facts on a regular basis about what some of our predecessors accomplished in their lives that are truly amazing.  The “Greatest Generation”, which includes people such as Tex Robertson, Jim Luther, and John Hoover, have accomplished things that almost seem impossible for one person to have done in a lifetime.


City hosts public hearing on new police station


These graphics show both of the potential sites city officials are eyeing for the new police station; one at Hill Street and TX 29, and the other just north of the fire station on US 281. 



The City of Burnet will host a public hearing next week to collect input on the construction of a new Burnet Police Station.

The public hearing will take place at the regular city council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m., and residents are encourage to come share opinions and concerns.

“We've been looking at getting a new police station for two years now,” said Burnet City Manager David Vaughn. “There are pros and cons of every place we have looked at, but it really has come down to two choices.”

Vaughn said the two spots that are ideal for construction of the new station is the old football field at the intersection of Hill Street and TX 29, and the area just north of the Burnet Fire Station on US 281.

“Before the architect can work on the design, the council needs to decide on the location,” Vaughn said.


Burnet City Police go Green, White and Black with new Charger



While parents are gearing up with school supplies and clothes for their kids during the upcoming school year, Burnet Police Department got their hands on a new ride for their Burnet CISD School Resource Officer (SRO) Larry Lamb.

“We ordered it the early part of this year, but it takes several months for the vehicle to actually come in,” said Paul Nelson, Burnet Chief of Police.

The black 2016 Dodge Charger, with its Kelly green stripping, lettering and new equipment is ready for the 2016-17 school year.

“It is a great car and I am excited about it,” said Lamb.

Lamb and the police department revealed the new SRO patrol unit to BCISD on Thursday, Aug. 4.

“Officer Larry Lamb does an outstanding job in his role as SRO,” said Keith McBurnett, BCISD Superintendent of Schools.

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