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HITS Triathlon

Weekend events tackle traffic issues, prepare for influx to Burnet County

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Motorists can expect delays and should exercise more caution April 25 as several events, including an air show and a triathlon, get underway in Burnet and Marble Falls, officials say. (more…)

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Are you as tough as a firefighter? Find out at Burnet Fire 5K

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — The premise sounds simple enough: Host a five-kilometer race benefitting Explorer Post 4700 in Burnet. Except this is the Burnet Fire 5K, so with the Burnet fire and EMS crews involved, it became a bit more challenging. Organizers threw in about 10 firefighting and EMS-oriented obstacles. “A lot […]

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Join the Journey wellness fair offers drug, health education

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Janet Christiansen made a pledge to herself more than three years ago that she would do everything in her power to prevent another mother — another family — from going through what she and her family experienced after the 2011 death of her 21-year-old son, Caleb Christiansen. (more…)

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See classic cars such as this 1957 Chevy at the Lake Area Rods and Classics car show starting at 8 a.m. April 25 at the Cecil Atkission dealership, 2601 S. Water St. (U.S. 281) in Burnet. The event is free for spectators and $20 for entrants. Go to lakearearodsandclassics.com for more. File photo

Take trip down ‘past’ lane at Lake Area Rods and Classics car show

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — A chance to revisit the past is a big reason why the annual Lake Area Rods and Classics car show is popular. “I believe they can see something that maybe they saw when they were going to school or college,” said Mark Kidd, the co-activities director for Lake Area […]

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Bluebonnet Airshow celebrates spirit of military and World War II planes

Bluebonnet Airshow celebrates spirit of military and World War II planes

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — The sound is what first catches your attention. You hear the rumbling engine before it rolls into sight on the runway. And then, you can’t help but look twice just to make sure of what you’re seeing. (more…)

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UPDATE: B-17 won't be landing at Bluebonnet Airshow

UPDATE: B-17 won’t be landing at Bluebonnet Airshow

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR UPDATE: The Gulf Coast Wing of the Commemorative Air Force announced that due to a maintenance task that’s taking longer than expected, the B-17 Flying Fortress “Texas Raiders” will not be attending the Bluebonnet Airshow in Burnet on April 25. According to the group’s Facebook page, the organization hopes to […]

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IF YOU GO WHAT: Burnet citywide garage sale WHEN: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 2 WHERE: Burnet courthouse square and locations around the city VENDOR COST: $20 for a 10-by-20 spot and $15 for each one after FOR MORE: Go to All Mixed Up, 123 E. Jackson in Burnet, or shopburnet.org

Sell your wares at Burnet citywide garage sale May 2

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Remembering a cuckoo clock she bought for $15 at a garage sale years ago explains Cindy Lamb’s affection for the Burnet citywide garage sale. (more…)

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People and pooches enjoy Burnet’s Bluebonnet Festival

The annual Bluebonnet Festival in Burnet on April 10-12 featured live music, a carnival, a pet parade, races and loads more fun. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro PHOTO 1: Richard Hayes and his dogs, Jolene (front) and Elvira, take in the pet parade at the 32nd annual Bluebonnet Festival, which was held April 10-12 in […]

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: Movies in the Park series
WHEN: Movies start at dark; schedule is “Frozen” on April 17, “The Boxtrolls” on May 15, “Maleficent” on June 19 and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” on July 17
WHERE: Haley Nelson Park, 301 Garden Trails in Burnet
ADMISSION: Free
FOR MORE: Go to www.cityofburnet.com

Burnet’s Movies in the Park features free family films

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET – From a snowman to a girl on fire, the entire family can enjoy this year’s Movies in the Park series at the Haley Nelson Park amphitheater, 301 Garden Trails. The Burnet Parks and Recreation Department sponsors the free movies, which this year are “Frozen,” “The Boxtrolls,” “Maleficent” and […]

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Herman Brown Free Library celebrating National Library Week

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE BURNET — The Herman Brown Free Library is celebrating National Library Week on April 12-18 by asking patrons to cast their votes for their all-time favorite books. (more…)

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Demolition Derby roaring back into Burnet on April 11

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Chaos and destruction return this spring for a break in the serene wildflower scenes across the Hill Country. The Burnet County Fair & Rodeo Association’s 23rd annual Demolition Derby is 7 p.m. April 11 at the Burnet County Fairgrounds, 1301 Houston Clinton Drive. (more…)

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Bluebonnet Festival features thrill rides, more ‘Reckless’ fun

Bluebonnet Festival features thrill rides, more ‘Reckless’ fun

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — While the calendar claims spring started March 21, folks across the Highland Lakes know it really doesn’t “officially” start until the Bluebonnet Festival opens. (more…)

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Author Stan Poel will present a Coffee Talks program 2 p.m. April 9 at the Herman Brown Free Library, 100 E. Washington in Burnet. Courtesy photo

Army vet, suspense novelist to present Coffee Talks program April 9

BURNET — U.S. Army veteran and writer Stan Poel will speak April 9 as part of the Coffee Talks author series at the Herman Brown Free Library. (more…)

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: 32nd annual Bluebonnet Festival
WHEN: April 10-12
WHERE: Burnet courthouse square
FOR MORE: Go to bluebonnetfestival.org

Volunteers help Burnet Bluebonnet Festival bloom

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The Bluebonnet Festival is about to bloom for the 32nd year, and it needs a little help from volunteers to be at its best. “If you have a little bit of time, we’ll take it,” said Bluebonnet Festival chairwoman Suzanne Brown. (more…)

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