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Burnet makes coaching hires, including one from way up north

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Burnet school district officials had to tap the Garden State for one of the four coaching hires recently announced. The hires are Stephanie Pegues in swimming, Mathew Howard in softball, Matthew Russell in girls soccer — all at the high school — and Cory Spivey as the Burnet Middle School boys […]

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Company disputes Burnet school district’s claim regarding degraded field turf

Company disputes Burnet school district’s claim regarding degraded field turf

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO HOUSTON — The maker of the original shock pad installed at Bulldog Field disputes Burnet Consolidated Independent School District’s claim the company hasn’t offered to help resolve an issue that led to the replacement of part of the synthetic turf. (more…)

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The artificial turf at Bulldog Field on the Burnet High School campus. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet CISD looks to recoup $105,000 after football turf reinstalled

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — Burnet school district officials were probably expecting to get more than two years from the synthetic turf installed at Bulldog Field in 2015, but that didn’t happen and it’s now set the district back $150,000. (more…)

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Sandy Hook Promise founder and managing director Nichole Hockley (front row, center) and Sandy Hook Promise national field director Paula Fynboh (behind and to the left of Hockley) returned to Burnet Middle School on May 17 to award the campus $2,500 as the Start With Hello grand prize winner. They are joined by the Burnet Middle School Interact Club, which helped bring Start With Hello to the campus and kept it going. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet Middle School receives Start With Hello grand prize

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — While the $2,500 check and national recognition were nice, Burnet Middle School eighth-grader Ileanna Villalobos wasn’t entranced by either. The Interact Club president knows the biggest reward of the Start With Hello program is how it transformed students across the campus. (more…)

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Clint Ringstaff (left) and Ryan Warwick are two of the Burnet High School students who helped build a barbecue pit this year on which culinary arts students will cook during the 2017 State of Texas High School Barbecue Cook-off on Saturday, April 29, at the high school, 1000 The Green Mile. Courtesy photo

State of Texas High School Barbecue Cook-off returns to Burnet on April 29

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — The main thrust of a barbecue cook-off is usually to see who can cook the best brisket, beans, chicken — whatever you can put in a smoker. The State of Texas High School Barbecue Cook-off has a slightly different mission. (more…)

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Man killed after crashing into back of Burnet school bus

FROM STAFF REPORTS BERTRAM — A 34-year-old man died April 21 after the car he was driving crashed into the back of a Burnet Consolidated Independent School District bus on Texas 29. (more…)

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Vandals caused about $10,000 in damage to a newly renovated space at the old Burnet Elementary School that is about to be utilized by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Burnet County. Courtesy photo

Burnet CISD to foot bill for vandalism damage at old elementary school

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Burnet school district officials have paid for several thousands of dollars of cleanup and repairs due to vandalism on an unoccupied school campus and have taken steps to re-coup the cost through the judicial system. (more…)

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Burnet Consolidated Independent School District board members Charles Williams (left) and Craig Barefoot (right) welcome former BCISD Superintendent Bob Wilkin to the school district’s 2016 Hall of Fame as a Distinguished Former Employee. File photo

Burnet CISD accepting nominations for Hall of Honor

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Families aren’t the only groups with annual traditions begun by past generations and still practiced today. Those established practices — opening presents during a specific time, playing dominoes with Grandpa after a holiday meal — are what make each family strong, unique and extraordinary, said Burnet Consolidated Independent […]

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Burnet High School's Esprit de Corps earned top marks Oct. 22 at the Region 32 marching contest to advance to the area round Oc.t 29 in Belton. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet’s Esprit de Corps advances to area band contest

FROM STAFF REPORTS CEDAR PARK — The Burnet High School Esprit de Corps made it 26 years in a row of earning top marks in the regional marching band contest. (more…)

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The Burnet High School Esprit de Corps has earned some impressive wins in two marching contests. But on Saturday, Oct. 22, they start the University Interscholastic Marching Contest component with regional competition at Gupton Stadium, 200 Gupton Way in Cedar Park, at 2:45 p.m. This is the group’s first step toward a possible state berth later this year at the Alamodome. Tickets for the regional competition are $5 per person, but there is no charge for children pre-school age and under. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet’s Esprit de Corps gets boost from wins headed into UIL contest

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR BURNET — As the Burnet High School Esprit de Corps heads into the University Interscholastic League’s Region 32 marching contest, band director Jason Jones is feeling rather upbeat and confident. (more…)

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Fields of Faith events at Marble Falls, Burnet campuses

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — The artificial turf at Bulldog Field and Mustang Stadium will turn into Fields of Faith. The events will be hosted by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapters at both high schools and are 7 p.m. Oct. 12 in Burnet and 7 p.m. Oct. 19 in Marble Falls. (more…)

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Burnet High School culinary arts

Burnet’s top chefs win food truck competition

Burnet High School culinary art students Joshaua Woodward (left), Aerin Hinson, and Cameron Cowfer work on preparing beef sirloin jalapeño popper meatball sliders with smoky barbecue sauce for the Chalk Walk High School Food Truck Battle in Round Rock on Sept. 30. The Iron Dawgs won the competition in both the judges’ choice and people’s […]

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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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