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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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Classics, hot rods and more at Bluebonnet Car Show on April 26

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Nothing against them, but you probably won’t find any Toyota Priuses during the Lake Area Rods & Classics Bluebonnet Car Show on April 26. It’s not that the Prius isn’t a good car, but, let’s face it, the little engine just doesn’t fit next to the roar of [...]

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Burnet High School’s top chefs take second at state

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The right ingredients are as important in food as the meal itself. So look no further for the perfect culinary team recipe than that of Burnet High School students Yesi Suarez, Hayli Porter and Robyn Hall.

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Labyrinth at Burnet church offers peaceful reflection as Easter approaches

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Even though modern conveniences such as smartphones, the Internet and tablet computers have created new ways to interact and share information — something many churches have embraced — sometimes, we still need to return to “the old” ways to reflect on our relationship with God, especially as Easter [...]

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Bluebonnet Festival in full bloom this weekend

BURNET — Are you trying to figure out what to do or if there’s something for you at this year’s Bluebonnet Festival? Well, we’ve listed a few of the things we enjoy below. Go to www.bluebonnetfestival.org for a complete list of activities and times.

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Bluebonnet Festival’s Rubber Ducky Race helps Literacy Highland Lakes

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Each year, a cadre of young rubber duckies start hitting the area lakes, ponds and any other body of water they can find in preparation for their biggest race of the year.

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Local Master Gardeners, residents create oasis at Oaks Nursing Center

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — It’s just a collection of raised beds populated by a variety of plants — some flowering, some not so much. Yet this area serves as an oasis for residents of the Oaks Nursing Center in Burnet thanks to the Highland Lakes Master Gardener Association.

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Sidewalk sale in Burnet to help LACare pantry

The Burnet Association of Merchants will hold a sidewalk sale March 29 on the courthouse square in Burnet to benefit the LACare food pantry in Burnet. A rain date, if needed, is April 5. Participating businesses include Designer’s Market & Antique Store, the Burnet Resale Outlet, Picker’s Paradise and the Knot Hole Flea Market. Food [...]

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Join the Journey holding wellness fair in Burnet in drug-abuse fight

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — When Janet Christiansen reflects on the loss of her son, Caleb, her first thought goes to how she can help other parents avoid the same tragedy. “I felt like I was uneducated. I was naive. I was unaware. I want to keep this in front of people,” Christiansen [...]

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Drive memory lane at monthly classic cars meetup in Burnet

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Even the string of new cars tucked under the lights of the Cecil Atkission Motors dealership seemed to know these automobiles were something special. The new cars appeared to have pulled back to make room for the three rows of their elder relations.

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Burnet family’s newest addition was a speedy delivery

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Kara East awoke just before 5:30 a.m. when baby Jeanette let her mother know it was time to be born, even though she wasn’t scheduled for at least four more days.

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World War II letters bring Burnet woman’s uncle to life

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — When Belinda Whitworth pulled the box from her mother’s closet, she knew who the letters inside were from, but it was only as she read each handwritten one — dated January 1942 through January 1944 — did she come to know the man who wrote them.

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A buck for a chick can feed families around the world

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — A Burnet congregation hopes to make a difference a world away, and all it takes is some crayons, a picture and a buck. And you can help, too. “During the Lenten season, I thought this would be a better way to help,” said Danna “Cricket” Leaphart of First [...]

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FourWinds Ranch in Burnet hosting horse-drawn carriage driving clinic

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — You could say Cat Berg guided her horse through the 25,500 square-foot covered arena, but Nell — the horse — needed little direction. “It’s the first time I’ve driven her,” said Berg, operations manager of FourWinds Ranch & Arena. “She’s absolutely a dream.”

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