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Burnet CISD accepting nominations for Hall of Honor

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 class of the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Hall of Honor. (more…)

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Burnet CISD program empowers kids to ‘Say No to Bullying’

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — There’s nothing fun about being bullied. And Darlene Denton of Burnet Consolidated Independent School District’s Parent Resource Center wants to help parents empower their kids in standing up for themselves and sending would-be bullies in another direction. (more…)

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Burnet High School homecoming

Burnet kicks off homecoming activities Thursday

The 2016 Burnet High School homecoming court is (front row, from left) Reagan Giesenschlag, Sara Shaw, Lexey Parker, Elyssa Martinez, and Morgan Frasier; and (back row) Sam Johnson, Drew Kiser, Preston Reeves, Jaxon Noah, and Steven Gallardo. A homecoming parade is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, on the courthouse square in Burnet. A bonfire is […]

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Burnet athletes get history lesson in the fieldhouse

Burnet athletes get history lesson in the fieldhouse

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — When the Burnet High School fieldhouse was constructed, former athletic director Bob Shipley added 8-inch-by-10-inch portraits of players who signed to play college football. (more…)

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The Burnet High School Highlandettes are gearing up for the 2016 school year. The team, which emphasizes family to the core, performs both as the dance squad and color guard, adding to their workload. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

There’s nothing routine about Burnet High School Highlandettes

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — For Burnet High School Highlandettes director Caity Clinton, when someone says they could do that after watching a performance, she takes it as a compliment. (more…)

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As Highland Lakes schools open, watch for traffic and students

As Highland Lakes schools open, watch for traffic and students

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The summer break officially ends for many students Aug. 22, though some have until Aug. 23, but school and law enforcement officials caution all drivers to pay attention to the increase in traffic. Marble Falls and Llano students head back to class Aug. 22, while Burnet students return Aug. […]

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The former Burnet Elementary School campus opens Aug. 23 as Quest High School. The elementary classes have moved to the renovated Shady Grove Elementary School. The facility changes are part of a 2014 school bond that are coming to fruition. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet CISD upgrades campuses, facilities before new year

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Facility improvements across Burnet Consolidated Independent School District highlighted the past several months as administrators and staff members put the final touches in time for the opening of the 2016-17 school year. Teachers at Burnet Elementary School have been moving their classrooms to Shady Grove Elementary, which reopens […]

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Burnet High School senior flutist Katie Jordan (front) and senior clarinetist Erin Stephens (back) spend a morning rehearsing for the upcoming football and marching season. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet High School band shooting for out-of-this-world season

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — This is the year the Burnet High School marching band, also part of the Esprit de Corps, is planning to take folks into outer space. Band director Jason Jones and his staff started brainstorming as early as January for the upcoming football and marching band contest season. And they […]

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BCISD hires new coaches including volleyball, softball

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The coaching staff at Burnet Consolidated Independent School District is coming together with several new hires for the 2016-17 school year, including two new head coaches. (more…)

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Several Burnet High School band members scored state honors for their musicianship as well as their academics. The Texas Music Educators Association recognized the students as Texas Music Scholars. The students are Courtney Simpson (left), Jessy Ware, Alexandra Hahn, Autumn McClinton, Jax Noah, Megan Farrell, MegAnn Nail and Mariela Torres (not pictured). Courtesy photo

Eight Burnet band members named Texas Music Scholars

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — Musicianship goes a long way for members of the Burnet High school band, but it’s that extra effort outside the band hall that can propel a student to scholar level. (more…)

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Class is out, but school lunch (and sometimes breakfast) is still on

Class is out, but school lunch (and sometimes breakfast) is still on

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — School is out, but the lunch bell will still be ringing. To ensure Highland Lakes children receive a good lunch — and in some cases, breakfast — local school districts are providing free summer meals to youth ages 18 and younger starting June 1. (more…)

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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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