Companies partner for better heart health

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Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
YMCA staff members lead a zumba class at the beginning of the Hearty Habits class held at the recreation center every Tuesday. Hearty Habits is a partnership between Ascension Seton, YMCA and H-E-B designed to teach individuals the importance of maintaining habits to lead a healthy lifestyle. After exercise, while enjoying snacks provided by H-E-B, the group participates in a discussion with Ascension Seton professionals about heart-healthy snacks and recipes they can implement into their day to continuously improve their health.







By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

There are many components to one's health, and Ascension Seton, the YMCA of the Highland Lakes, and H-E-B have partnered up to teach the community about them, and encourage individuals to learn and maintain healthy habits to create a better lifestyle.

The new Hearty Habits class, held every Tuesday at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes, is a weekly course for individuals desiring to overcome or prevent heart and lung disease.

The class consists of a variety of exercises taught by YMCA staff, followed by a heart-healthy snack provided by H-E-B, which is enjoyed while Ascension Seton professionals discuss foods and recipes proven to improve individuals' health.


Burnet teacher on H-E-B's list of top educators in Texas

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On Wednesday, Central Texas educator Kristi Carruthers, head of the of Burnet High School English Department, was named a finalist for a 2016 H-E-B Excellence in Education Award, spotlighting her as one of the best educators in Texas.

H-E-B’s Excellence in Education is the largest monetary awards program for educators in Texas, and among the largest in the nation. The honor was kept a surprise from the educator, who learned she was a finalist when H-E-B representatives visited her classroom and school with balloons, cake and flowers.

Carruthers was presented with a $1,000 check for herself and a $1,000 check for her school. Seven more Central Texas-area finalists are to be announced and all are invited to San Antonio on May 12-13 to compete on a statewide level for larger cash prizes totaling $430,000.

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