City of Burnet

Wed
20
Nov

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.

 

Wed
02
Oct

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.

Wed
14
Aug

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.

Wed
07
Aug

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.

Wed
10
Apr

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.

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.

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