Frank Shubert


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!"


Hometown newspaper hauls in Texas Press Association awards


The Burnet Bulletin won seven awards in the 2017 Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Contest last weekend.

The awards were announced during a Saturday, June 17, brunch at the Texas Press Leadership Retreat held this year at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Ruidoso, New Mexico.

With seven awards, including a first place, three second places, two third places and a fourth place, the Bulletin finished second overall in Division 6, Weeklies, barely missing out on winning the coveted Sweepstakes award.

Burnet finished with 450 points to 475 by the Rockdale Reporter. Had the Bulletin finished fourth or higher in one more category, it would have won Sweepstakes as any tiebreaker would have gone to the Bulletin, based on its second-place award in General Excellence.

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