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Burnet police: No evidence of sexual assault at high school

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Burnet Police Department is not filing any charges after an investigation into a possible sexual assault that occurred during a Nov. 7 home high school football game.

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Burnet police, BCISD investigating alleged sexual assault at football game

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet police and the Burnet school district are investigating a possible sexual assault that occurred Nov. 7 during the final home football game. According to Burnet Consolidated Independent School District officials, the alleged indecent happened on the practice fields of the Bulldog Stadium complex.

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Ex-Burnet student to share lesson of thankfulness with DIVA Dawgs

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — When Darlene Denton and organizers of the Dynamic DIVA Dawg Club wanted to share a lesson of thankfulness with the girls in the group and their mothers, they knew one young woman who would not only have such a message but serve as a inspiration. “Shelby Shipley,” said […]

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Burnet school district program aims to help drug-addicted youth

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — A drug-abuse prevention program at Burnet Consolidated Independent School District takes aim at addiction by reaching out to parents and students with forums, counseling services at schools and a heightened awareness campaign.

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ELECTIONS: Yes to BCISD bond; other Burnet County results

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet Consolidated Independent School District voters approved a $26.7 million bond Nov. 4 and Burnet County stayed dominantly Republican as local and state races all went to GOP candidates. The bond passed 3,173 to 2,883. The money will be used to build new facilities, including a multi-purpose career and technology […]

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Burnet’s Join the Journey to present ‘Truth About Drugs’

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Keeping youth safe is a full-time enterprise. Just ask a parent. But sometimes, amid all the “dos” and “don’ts,” even parents and grandparents might have a few questions of their own, especially when it comes to drugs. And teenagers themselves probably have tenfold the questions and concerns.

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Burnet’s Esprit de Corps returns to state marching band contest

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — When Burnet High School band director Jason Jones and his student leaders gathered in late July to lay out the expectations for the upcoming marching season, one goal they stated almost immediately was to “make it to state.” All high school bands probably hope for that, but it’s […]

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Burnet CISD shines light on ACE after-school program Oct. 23

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Bertram Elementary Principal Terra Singletary knows how important an after-school program is to her students, campus and community. She’s witness to that just about every day as almost half her student body participates in ACE. “In Bertram, there really isn’t any option after school for our kids,” Singletary said. […]

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Donation to Burnet High School to help purchase laptops

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — D.I.J. Construction has donated more than $12,000 to the Burnet High School science department for the purchase of laptop computers. The Burnet Consolidate Independent School District board of trustees approved accepting the $12,403.25 donation during its regular board meeting Oct. 20.

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Burnet CISD offers belated diplomas to service members who left school early

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — During World War II, it wasn’t uncommon for a young man to drop out of high school to join the military and serve his country. This practice even took place during other conflicts, from the Korean and Vietnam wars right up to the most recent ones in the Middle East. What […]

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Marble Falls, Burnet leaders praise ruling on school finance

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR AUSTIN — When State District Judge John Dietz ruled Aug. 28 that the Texas school finance system was unconstitutional, he wasn’t telling local school superintendents something they didn’t already know.

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Theft of Burnet girl’s school supplies money leads to giving

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — All 9-year-old Karen Lewis wanted to do was help her parents. So instead of her mother and father dipping into their tight budget for her school supplies, Karen worked and saved $35 for the items.

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New leadership, same spirit for Burnet band

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Being the new face in town sometimes can be difficult, especially when your charged with leading the largest spirit organization in the community. Jason Jones stepped into that situation when he joined the Burnet High School staff in July as the new band director.

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Burnet CISD board puts $26.75 million bond on Nov. 4 ballot

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Board members of the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District voted 6-to-1 during its regular meeting Aug. 18 to call a bond election totaling $26.75 million on the Nov. 4 ballot.

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