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Burnet Police Department Patrol Officer Myron Hall was named the 2015 Locals Love Us favorite law enforcement officer and city employee for the Burnet area. He said engaging young people to feel comfortable with law enforcement and getting to know the citizens has served him well in carrying out his duties. Staff photo by Cindi Ashford

LOCALS LOVE US: Burnet officer Myron Hall protects and serves

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Patrol officer Myron Hall says civil servants should get to know the people in the community on a personal level and engage young people to help them feel comfortable interacting with law enforcement. (more…)

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Skywarn class turns residents into severe weather spotters

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — When it comes to severe weather in Burnet County, Jim Barho needs eyes on the sky to give as much warning to those in harm’s way as possible. So every year, the county hosts a free Skywarn weather training class to teach people how to be the eyes and […]

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City, school district team up for Burnet’s State of the Community

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — In another event that further illustrates the relationship between the city of Burnet and Burnet Consolidated Independent School District, officials are inviting citizens to a State of the Community address. (more…)

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Students and staff of the Christian Women’s Job Corps of the Highland Lakes celebrate winning the 2015 Locals Love Us favorite Burnet-area organization. The program provides job and career training for women. But students will tell you it goes beyond skill training as the staff provides great support and encouragement. Pictured are Anna Close (left), site director Alice Wooten, Billie Hanson, Terri Jabot and staff member (and program graduate) Diane Shaffer. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

LOCALS LOVE US: Christian Women’s Job Corps offers skills and hope

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — For more than a decade, the Christian Women’s Job Corps of the Highland Lakes has offered a beacon of hope for area women. The program provides career and job training programs but goes much deeper than typical job skills (though it offers a wealth of those as well.) […]

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Doris Graeter loves the work she does for the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center on behalf of youth. For her efforts, The Picayune readers and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune listeners selected her as the 2015 Locals Love Us favorite Burnet-area volunteer. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

LOCALS LOVE US: When help is needed, Doris Graeter is there

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — When it comes to volunteering, Doris Graeter has a philosophy. (more…)

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LOCALS LOVE US: Bluebonnet Festival is ‘like no other’

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — When visiting the Bluebonnet Festival website, one of the tabs reads “Like No Other.” And according to Suzanne Brown, committee chairwoman, it’s fitting. (more…)

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Miss Burnet Bluebonnet pageant postponed due to lack of entries

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — A lack of applicants is the reason the Miss Burnet Bluebonnet Scholarship Pageant has been postponed from Feb. 28 until April. Pageant director Danisa Scott announced the change Feb. 24. (more…)

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Smoking for Jesus program features missionaries, music and entrepreneurs

Smoking for Jesus program features missionaries, music and entrepreneurs

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF HOOVER’S VALLEY — When 14-year-old Joshua Brown visited Baja, Mexico, as a missionary, he knew he had found his calling. “We went around and witnessed to others and got souls saved,” he said. “The Lord told me to be a missionary. Witnessing to people is my favorite.” (more…)

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Community involvement big part of Burnet Bluebonnet pageant

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Danisa Scott says there’s more to the Miss Burnet Bluebonnet Scholarship Pageant than money for college. While the scholarships are big incentives, the pageant director said the winner also represents the Burnet Chamber of Commerce at area events throughout the year. And Miss Burnet and her court can […]

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Author T. Lindsay Baker will present a Coffee Talks program on Central Texas history 2 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Herman Brown Free Library, 100 Washington in Burnet. Courtesy photo

Central Texas history focus of Coffee Talks at Burnet library

BURNET — Get a history lesson on Central Texas during a Coffee Talks program Feb. 12 at the Herman Brown Free Library. (more…)

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Pat Hudson Robertson died Feb. 6, 2015. Courtesy photo

Camp Longhorn ‘mother’ Pat Robertson nurtured thousands of kids

FROM STAFF REPORTS  On the first leg of their honeymoon, the couple spent some time on Inks Lake just outside of Burnet. It was there that Tex shared his dream of opening a boys summer camp on that lake. (more…)

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The annual Miss Burnet Bluebonnet Scholarship Pageant is Feb. 28. Applications are due by Feb. 20. The 32nd annual Burnet Bluebonnet Festival will be held April 10-12. File photo

Miss Burnet Bluebonnet pageant blooming early

BURNET — The annual Miss Burnet Bluebonnet Scholarship Pageant will be held a bit earlier this year and at a new venue. (more…)

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On Feb. 8, the historic Craddock house was moved to its new home at Airy Mount on the eastern edge of Burnet where it will be a restaurant. After turning off Texas 29, the truck pulling the house temporarily got stuck in the field before making the final feet up a hill to its new permanent location. Staff photo by Jared Fields

Burnet’s Craddock house has new home, new purpose

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — When crews went to move the historic Craddock house on its final journey Feb. 8, they found red high heels and a handmade cardboard sign that read “Is This Kansas?” under it. (more…)

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Jason Edmondson was named the outstanding youth of the year by the Burnet Chamber of Commerce.

Burnet chamber honors residents and businesses

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The 60th annual Burnet Chamber of Commerce annual banquet and awards presentation celebrated the best of the city and the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District. (more…)

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