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Burnet tortoise tale has happy ending for two fast friends

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — When Tilly was a silver dollar-size hatchling, his caretaker decided to throw him away. “A friend of my brother asked someone to watch the tortoise for him while he was gone, but, after about two weeks the girl said, ‘I’m not going to take care of it,’ so she [...]

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Burnet graduate takes dance career step to New York City

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Eight years ago, Ryan Winkler made up her mind. She was going to dance. And not just as a hobby. She wanted to make dance a career. Now, with her Burnet High School diploma in hand, she’s heading to New York City to take the next step in [...]

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Burnet County Rodeo rides into town with high-energy thrills

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — The Burnet County Rodeo promises two exciting nights of excitement and fun but also a chance to celebrate the men and women of the armed forces and help battle breast cancer. Gates open at 7 p.m. June 13-14 at the Burnet County Fairgrounds, 1301 Houston Clinton Drive. Admission [...]

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Burnet native, Navy diversity recruiter has varied experience

AMANDA SULLIVAN • SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE MILLINGTON, Tenn. — Not too many people can say they have performed at Carnegie Hall, played baseball at the Texas Rangers’ ballpark, turned wrenches on helicopters in the Army and then served as a surface warfare officer in the Navy.

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Forensic sculptor to present program at Burnet library

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE BURNET — Forensic sculptor Amanda Danning will present a program at the Herman Brown Free Library on June 12. The program, “SAM: America Before American Indians,” is 2 p.m. at the library, 100 E. Washington St. Refreshments will be served at 1:30 p.m. Early arrival is advised as space is limited.

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Burnet bank showcasing art by adults with disabilities

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — An art show for adults with disabilities continues through June 6 at First State Bank of Burnet. Customers and the public can view the 44 pieces of artwork and vote for their favorites from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday at the bank, 136 E. Washington St.

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Burnet Farmers’ Market offers ever-changing produce, more

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Bags of red potatoes line a table along with some squash and other fresh vegetables. A carton of free-range chicken eggs waits for somebody to pluck it up, take it home and turn it into omelets. Other booths lining the westside of the courthouse square in Burnet display [...]

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Longtime Burnet leader Claude Ramsey Clinton Sr. dies May 24

Ramsey Clinton was born Feb. 24, 1925, in Waco, Texas – a fourth-generation Texan. Ramsey served his country in the Navy during World War II in the Pacific before graduating from the University of Texas, where he met Emmy Jane Tittle, the love of his life for the last 62 years. They have three children, [...]

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Coffee Talks series features children’s author Nikki Loftin

BURNET — Award-winning author Nikki Loftin will share what she has learned in her career writing for children May 8 at the Herman Brown Free Library. The presentation is part of the library’s free Coffee Talks series.

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Relay for Life celebrates survivors and raises hope in the fight against cancer

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The 2014 Relay for Life of Burnet and Marble Falls is inching closer, but there’s still time for you, your family, your business or your organization to get involved. The event is May 16 at Marble Falls Middle School’s Pony Stadium, 1511 Pony Circle Drive. It starts at 6 [...]

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Firefighter-themed obstacle course helps Burnet Explorers

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Finding your way through a smoke-filled building isn’t something most people will ever experience, nor is rescuing a downed firefighter. But the Burnet Fire Department has devised a plan to give you just that opportunity — while helping the local Explorers Post. But don’t fear. You don’t have [...]

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Anita Renfroe bringing her ‘muthahood’ wisdom to Burnet

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — From time to time, ladies just need a night out, so Hill Country Fellowship Church is offering just that —with a good twist. The church, 200 Houston Clinton Drive, is holding A Girls Night Out starting at 6:30 p.m. May 4 with author and comedian Anita Renfroe headlining [...]

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Burnet Farmers’ Market returns to square with local goods May 3

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Get ready to get pick up some fresh fruit and vegetables as the Burnet Farmers’ Market sponsored by the Highland Lakes Master Gardener Association returns May 3 to Burnet’s courthouse square. The market is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through November. People can pick up seasonal produce, bedding plants and organic [...]

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Bluebonnet Air Show offers sights, sounds and stunts

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Nothing sounds like, or even comes close, to the rumble of a P-51 Mustang barreling just a few hundred feet off the ground as it races by. For a big part of World War II, that sound sent shudders through the bodies of enemy forces as they dove for cover. [...]

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