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Burnet CISD career fair connects students with employers

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — It’s never too early to learn skills for a job. And with summer around the corner, students wanting a job for the next few months will gather in one place: the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Career Fair on May 12. The event is 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at The […]

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Burnet city, school leaders giving ‘State of the Community’

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet residents are invited to a free barbecue lunch Feb. 24 hosted by two city and school leaders who will each give a “State of the Community” address. Led by Mayor Gary Wideman and Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Keith McBurnett, the event is at the Burnet Community […]

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Burnet CISD offers ‘Coffee and Tea with the Superintendent’

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Keith McBurnett is inviting the community to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with him Feb. 11. His “Coffee and Tea with the Superintendent” is 8 a.m. at the BCISD Parent Resource Center, 208 E. Brier. This event will be similar […]

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Burnet CISD accepting nominations for its Hall of Honor

Burnet CISD accepting nominations for its Hall of Honor

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Nominations are being taken now through Jan. 8 for the third class of the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Hall of Honor. Superintendent Keith McBurnett said the Hall of Honor is one of his favorite things because it highlights those who have made BCISD unique. (more…)

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Burnet police investigate possible DWI in school bus accident

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A woman remains in custody after she collided Dec. 2 with a Burnet Consolidated Independent School District bus stopped at an intersection and carrying about a dozen children, according to police. (more…)

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Burnet bomb hoax texter admits sending threat as a ‘joke’

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — A San Antonio-area teenage boy faces a felony terroristic threat charge and remains in custody Oct. 28 at a juvenile detention center a day after admitting to sending a bomb hoax text to a Burnet High School student, investigators reported. Burnet Police Department officials say the suspect, described as a […]

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Suspect in Burnet school bomb scare arrested in San Antonio

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — After a student alerted school officials regarding a texted bomb threat to Burnet High School on Oct. 27, law enforcement traced the message back to an individual and make an arrest in San Antonio later that same day. (more…)

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Crews begin work on $9 million Burnet CISD campus project

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Crews began the demolition of some of the interior of Shady Grove Elementary School on Oct. 12 to launch a $9.04 million project to add classrooms, security features and other amenities at the unoccupied campus, officials say. The work is part of an approximately $26 million bond package […]

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New technology at Burnet schools changing the way students learn

New technology at Burnet schools changing the way students learn

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — Phillip Malina’s excitement showed as the bar chart across the interactive white board burst with more than 90 percent of the third-graders getting the answer right on a brief quiz. “All right!” Malina shouted. “That’s outstanding.” (more…)

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Burnet school district approves higher budget and tax rate

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — Property owners in the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District could see a bump in their school taxes this year after the board of trustees adopted a higher budget and tax rate Aug. 24 for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The board adopted a budget of $32.3 million, a 5.5 percent […]

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BACK TO SCHOOL: Burnet Fire Department holding ‘bonanza’

BURNET — School starts next week, and you still have a list of things to get done before your kids are “school ready” such as haircuts, picking up a few supplies and maybe even scheduling an immunization. Well, have no fear, the Burnet Fire Department is here. The fire department is hosting its annual Back-to-School […]

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Burnet High School band

Burnet’s Esprit de Corps sees success beyond the marching contests

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — Burnet High School band director Jason Jones has a problem. You see, when band practices started the last week of July, he found himself with 40 new freshmen. And that’s on top of the returning sophomores, juniors and seniors. (more…)

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BACK TO SCHOOL: Lessen the stress of the first day back

BURNET — Let’s face it: Going back to school feels like a mixed blessing to some degree. The kids are finally heading back after a summer off, and you’re ready for them to be there, but you also realize there are some added stresses — for you as well as your children — when making […]

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BACK TO SCHOOL: District information and important dates

Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Central Office 208 E. Brier, Burnet First Day of School: Aug. 25 • Bertram Elementary School 315 Main St., Bertram (512) 355-2111 Principal Jennifer Simpson School Day: 7:55 a.m.-3:10 p.m. Meet the Teacher: 2:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 21 • Burnet Elementary School (Pre-K through second grade) 607 N. Vanderveer, Burnet (512) […]

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Burnet High School Bulldog Field

Burnet stadium ready for Meet the Bulldogs, first scrimmage

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — As the Burnet High School varsity football team made its way out of the field house to sit in the home stands for its annual team photo, players made sure to stay off the newly painted track at Bulldog Field. (more…)

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Llano High School

Highland Lakes school districts meet state standards

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR LLANO — With the first day of school a little more than a week away, Highland Lakes school districts learned Aug. 9 how they fared under the Texas Education Agency’s accountability ratings, and the results show a positive direction for the schools. (more…)

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Burnet’s Bulldog Field taking shape with new artificial turf and track

Burnet’s Bulldog Field taking shape with new artificial turf and track

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The synthetic turf has been installed at Bulldog Field at Burnet High School. Now workers are busy adding some of the final touches to the turf, the black fencing around the facility and the new eight-lane track. (more…)

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Burnet offensive coordinator accepts principal position in hometown La Pryor

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet High School head football coach Kurt Jones said July 20 he is still working out the details on a plan for a new offensive coordinator. The reason is because Andy McHazlett resigned to become the new La Pryor High School principal. (more…)

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Bulldog Field work is back on track after wet May

Bulldog Field work is back on track after wet May

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — After the wettest May on record in Texas, crews at Bulldog Field have worked from almost sunrise to sunset to get back on schedule installing synthetic turf and a new track. (more…)

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Burnet Bulldog Field

Heavy rains delay work at Burnet’s Bulldog Field

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The wettest May on record in Texas has taken a toll on Bulldog Field. Burnet High School athletic director Kurt Jones said the rain — totaling about 15 inches in Central Texas — put construction work behind schedule by about 10 days. Crews are installing artificial turf and […]

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Burnet's Bulldog Field to get new scoreboard along with turf and track

Burnet’s Bulldog Field to get new scoreboard along with turf and track

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — In addition to a new eight-lane track, artificial turf and black fencing, Bulldog Field also will get a new scoreboard. (more…)

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Grant brings pre-engineering to Burnet elementary classes

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — In the fall, Burnet Consolidated Independent School District kicked off its new pre-engineering program for middle school and high school students. The idea was to get students involved in science, technology, engineering and math studies. (more…)

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Burnet Consolidated Independent School District administrators and Burnet H-E-B managers and directors gathered in celebration of BCISD winning H-E-B’s Small School District Excellence in Education Award. The district received $50,000 with the honor. Pictured are Tiffany Fox (front row, left), central checkout operations manager; Steven Williamson, store director; Mark Langley, unit director; Olga Gonzales, central checkout specialist; Amy Vann, administrative assistant; and BCISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett (back row, left); Mario Alaniz, bond project manager; Shelley Reavis, elementary curriculum director; Sarah Cervi, BCISD business and finance director; Monty Young, assistant store director; Joanna Barry, drugstore manager; Oriel Villarreal, grocery manager; Matt Williams, produce manager; Contessa Huffman, BCISD human resources director; Burnet Middle School Principal Steve Grant; technology director Adam Hermes; Quest High School Principal Doug Marvin; Jim Connor, secondary curriculum director; and Jerry Blizzard, facilities and operations manager. Courtesy photo

Burnet CISD wins H-E-B education award and $50,000

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF SAN ANTONIO — Three years ago, Burnet Consolidated Independent School District was facing a projected $1.5 million deficit and another year without pay raises for employees. Officials wanted to take a closer look at the curriculum to see if the needs of students were being met. (more…)

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Highland Lakes cities and school districts holding elections May 9

Highland Lakes cities and school districts holding elections May 9

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The spring round of elections are May 9 for several cities and school districts around the Highland Lakes. Polls in Burnet and Llano counties are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. The last day of early voting is May 5. The Highland Lakes has several races on the ballot. (more…)

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Burnet High School senior baritone player Holden Mullins rehearses with the rest of the band during the summer. File photos

Burnet High School band rolls on despite challenges

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — When the Burnet High School symphonic band took the stage in Bastrop during the University Interscholastic League’s Region 18/26 concert and sight-reading competition April 14, director Jason Jones felt a little out of place with his seat. At stake was an eight-year run of earning the coveted UIL Sweepstakes […]

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DIVA Dawgs Zaida Freeman (left), Jordan Young and Tatum Salinas serve a community meal at Vanderveer Street Church of Christ in Burnet. The meal was part of the community service aspect of the club. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet’s DIVA Dawgs learn value of volunteering

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Mona Bible knows the challenges young girls face. After all, before she became a mother of a teenager and an elementary student, she was a girl herself. (more…)

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