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.”


13th annual Kids' Day Out set for Saturday at YMCA



The Burnet County Annual Kid’s Day Out is set and ready for this Saturday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the park behind the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway Hammond.

Marking the 13th Anniversary of the Kid’s Day Out everyone can enjoy free hot dogs, fishing, face painting, fire safety, casting, water and boating safety, archery, Seton Care-A-Van, a talent show, model airplanes, canoeing, master naturalist free trees, free snow cones, DPS helicopter, Bounce house, Crime stoppers and much more.

“This year Cabella’s and Bass Pro Shop have committed to being apart of the event,” said Hill.

“This is the first time Bass Pro has attended the event and the second Cabella’s has, but their first time participating wasn’t very big and this year they have really stepped up their game with their booth,”

The event is open to kids of all ages and admission is free.


Swim legend Tex Robertson's influence, altruism deserve recognition

You would be hard pressed to find someone who had a greater impact on life in Burnet County in the past 60 years than Julian “Tex” Robertson. But the legacy and legend of Tex Robertson goes beyond his fame as a champion swimmer and swim coach to his innovation in the sport and his altruism for the people of the Texas Hill Country.

Born in Sweetwater, Tex Robertson learned to swim at an early age in the creeks and horse troughs of Texas and California, where he moved as a teen. His dedication to improving his craft earned him a spot on the University of Michigan Wolverines' swim team, where he competed in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championships, setting several collegiate records in the sport.

Showing his versatility, Robertson would join the 1932 US Men's Olympic Water Polo team as an alternate while he was still a student at Michigan, earning a bronze medal as an alternate on that team.

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