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A hummingbird perches in a red tropical sage plant. Photo by Sheryl and Robert Yantis

HILL COUNTRY LAWN & GARDEN SHOW: Attracting hummingbirds

BY SHERYL AND ROBERT YANTIS • SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE Every spring, we wait for the weather to warm up and for the hummingbirds to return to our gardens from their winter vacations in Central and South America. Some of these aerial acrobats spend the summer and autumn in our gardens, and some of them are […]

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The first Burnet County Great Strides Walk will be held in honor of sisters Madeline (left) and Savannah Gambrell, who suffer from cystic fibrosis. Courtesy photo

Great Strides Walk in honor of Burnet sisters fighting cystic fibrosis

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Members of Mad Dawg Fitness didn’t have to search far for a reason to hold the first Burnet County Great Strides Walk. All they had to do was look at the faces of sisters Madeline and Savannah Gambrell. (more…)

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Fort Croghan Museum, 703 Buchanan Drive (Texas 29) in Burnet next to the Pizza Hut, will be open Monday-Saturday through March 21 for Spring Break. Parking and admission are free. The fort helped lay the foundation for Burnet County when it was established in 1849. Courtesy photo

SPRING BREAK: Get a fun history lesson at Fort Croghan Museum

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Maybe the last thing your kids want to do on Spring Break is learn a little history. But what if you took them to an actual fort where men carrying old muzzleloaders once patrolled the early western edge of the Texas frontier? (more…)

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: Super Hero Training Camp
WHEN: 10:30 a.m.-noon March 18
WHERE: Herman Brown Free Library, 101 E. Washington St. in Burnet 
FOR MORE: Call (512) 715-5228

SPRING BREAK: Burnet library calling all superheroes

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — As a kid growing up, I spent every Saturday morning sitting in front of our (black-and-white) TV waiting for the next episode of the “Justice League of America” to come on. I would watch as superheroes such as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash and a few others […]

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Nature photographer Brian Loflin and his wife, Shirley, will present 'Photographing Texas Nature' during a Coffee Talks lecture March 12 at the Herman Brown Free Library in Burnet. Courtesy photo

Coffee Talks program on ‘Photographing Texas Nature’

BURNET — Nature photographers Brian and Shirley Loflin will speak about “Photographing Texas Nature” on March 12 during a Coffee Talks lecture at the Herman Brown Free Library. (more…)

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Tom Yeckle’s 23-mile route allows him to see people all day long while delivering the mail in Burnet, and that’s why The Picayune readers and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune listeners voted him their favorite Burnet-area postal worker in the 2015 Locals Love Us awards. Staff photo by Jared Fields

LOCALS LOVE US: Burnet carrier Tom Yeckle really delivers for voters

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Tom Yeckle makes about 800 deliveries every day on his 23-mile route. The City 1 Route is the oldest in Burnet and serves most of the center of town. (more…)

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First-ever Kite Fest takes to skies over Burnet on March 7

First-ever Kite Fest takes to skies over Burnet on March 7

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — With a nice breeze blowing behind you, every day makes for a perfect day to fly a kite. But if you’re looking for an excuse, the Burnet Kiwanis are giving you one March 7 when they host the first Kite Fest and 5K Relay at Haley Nelson Park in […]

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World Day of Prayer

Burnet church hosting World Day of Prayer event for global peace

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — The unrest around the world has prompted members of the Burnet Presbyterian Church to invite the community to a local World Day of Prayer event March 6. (more…)

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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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