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BCISD leadership weighs in on Gatesville steroids controversy

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — The superintendent at Burnet Consolidated Independent School District has reinforced his district’s philosophy and policy against drug use, including performance-enhancing drugs, in the wake of public outcry over alleged steroid use among Gatesville Independent School District athletes. (more…)

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Burnet Middle School introduces newest Sandy Hook Promise program: ‘Say Something’

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — Last year, Burnet Middle School students started with “hello.” This year, they want everyone — their peers, staff members, parents, and residents — to say something. (more…)

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The Burnet High School culinary arts students are heading back to the second annual High School Food Truck Battle on Friday, Oct. 6, at the Centennial Plaza in Round Rock. The event, sponsored by the Art Institute of Austin, takes part during the Round Rock Chalk Walk. Along with a judged grand prize, the public can vote on the People’s Choice award. Go to roundrockarts.org for more on the competition and bulldogbistro.org for more on the Burnet culinary arts program. Courtesy photo

Burnet culinary arts team looks to repeat as food truck battle champion

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — The Burnet High School culinary arts students know going into the second annual Art Institute of Austin High School Food Truck Battle the other five teams are gunning for them. (more…)

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Burnet CISD asks parents to reach into pantries for those in need

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet Consolidated Independent School District food services department officials are asking the public to extend a helping hand to their neighbors in need by donating non-perishable food items in drop-off containers on district campuses. (more…)

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MFISD bonfire canceled due to weather

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Wet weather and muddy conditions forced Marble Falls Independent School District officials to cancel the homecoming bonfire that was set for Thursday, Sept. 28. (more…)

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Burnet CISD enacts new policy for student meal charges

STAFF WRITER CONNIE SWINNEY BURNET — Burnet Consolidated Independent School District has adopted a new policy on student meal charges and food options following passage of a state law that mandates districts serve regular meals even if a student can’t pay. (more…)

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Burnet Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Keith McBurnett will answer questions from the community at Coffee and Tea with the Superintendent on Oct. 12.

Burnet CISD wants to answer your ‘burning questions’ about the district

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Burnet Consolidated Independent School District invites the public to ask tough questions about what’s happening on school campuses. (more…)

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The 2017 Burnet High School homecoming court includes Lyndsi Woods (back row, left), Chelsea Juhnke, Julyssa Silva, Maria Lopez, Alyssa Arnold; Ellett Vann (front row, left), Reid Dalrymple, Tyler Torres, Sterling Galban, and Hilton Warwick. Courtesy photo

Burnet homecoming is all about community support

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — When it comes to organizing the Burnet High School homecoming festivities this week, the school district entrusted three employees, who happen to be alumni, to ensure its success. (more…)

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The Burnet High School Esprit de Corps is taking its show, ‘The Darkness of Shadows,’ to the Bands of America’s regional championship on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex in Round Rock. The event draws some of the best bands in Central Texas as well as across the Lone Star State. It’s a great opportunity for the Burnet High School band, flag corps, and drill team to get some feedback on their routine as they tweak it for the UIL contest in October. The Burnet band performs at 1 p.m. Saturday. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet’s Esprit de Corps headed to competitive Bands of Americas contest

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON BURNET — With about a month before the University Interscholastic League marching competition, Burnet High School band director Jason Jones  has put the Esprit de Corps smack dab in the middle of one of the toughest contests he could find. (more…)

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Marble Falls, Burnet schools open doors to Harvey students

Marble Falls, Burnet schools open doors to Harvey students

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON MARBLE FALLS — As families fled Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath in late August, those with school-aged children faced an additional problem: getting them back in class. Highland Lakes school districts are answering that need, but officials aren’t just concerned with academics. (more…)

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Highland Lakes schools receive passing TEA grades

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Highland Lakes districts and campuses earned passing grades through the Texas Education Agency’s accountability rating system. The TEA released the ratings Aug. 16. The system gauges districts and campuses on four standards: student achievement; student progress; closing performance gaps; and postsecondary readiness. A district or campus can earn either […]

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Is your child attending Burnet CISD? What you need to know

Is your child attending Burnet CISD? What you need to know

BURNET — Well, Burnet Bulldogs, the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 21, is fast approaching, but before you head to class, there are a few things you should know, or do, prior to the big day. (more…)

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Burnet Rotarian Gary Wideman (second from left) drops off Burnet High School students and Interact Club members Ryan Edmondson (center) and Jazmine Castillo (second from right) at the 2017 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program at McKinney Roughs Nature Area outside of Bastrop while two RYLA counselors greet them. The program July 2-7 let students develop their leadership skills. Courtesy photo

Burnet High School students attend Rotary leadership program

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — The Rotary Club of Burnet gave two Burnet High School students an opportunity to develop their leadership skills during a program at McKinney Roughs Nature Park on July 2-7. (more…)

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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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