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A new home in the 700 block of Pierce Street in Burnet is among about a dozen lots purchased by the Burnet Economic Development Corp. for the My Town initiative, which works with the private housing industry to create more middle-income housing in the community. Courtesy photo

Burnet EDC cultivating city middle-income housing initiative

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Since Ryan Smith moved into a new house in the 700 block of Pierce Street in June, he has taken his time with the finishing touches. “Now I’m just working on getting everything set up,” he said. “Getting everything ready to turn it from a place to live into […]

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Burnet valedictorian elected president of Texas FFA and its 109,000 members

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET —  Burnet High School class of 2015 valedictorian Jason Edmondson was recently elected to a top leadership position for the Texas FFA Association, officials say. (more…)

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Worker cuts gas line near Fort Croghan in Burnet, triggers leak

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — City officials are asking people and drivers to stay clear of the Fort Croghan area after a technician inadvertently cut a pressurized side of a valve causing a large natural gas leak a little after 9 a.m. July 21. According to the Burnet Police Department, Atmos Energy dispatched a crew […]

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Launch your business with help from free seminar in Burnet

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER BURNET — Ever thought about owning your own business but wondered how to get started? Well, the Burnet Chamber of Commerce has a deal for you. The chamber is hosting “Ready, Set … Launch Your Business,” a free seminar 1-4 p.m. July 15 at the chamber office, 229 S. Pierce […]

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ROT Biker Rally

Austin ROT Biker Rally drives traffic, tourism to the Highland Lakes

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — As thousands of bikers descend on Austin for the 20th anniversary of the Republic of Texas (ROT) Biker Rally on June 11-14, a spike in tourism and traffic issues could follow in the Highland Lakes. (more…)

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Burnet sings economic praises of live music events

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET — A live entertainment series, infusing thousands of dollars into the local economy through lodging and sales taxes, has helped businesses expand and grow jobs, officials with the Burnet Economic Development Corps. say. (more…)

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Burnet donation drive benefits Wimberley flood victims

Burnet donation drive benefits Wimberley flood victims

CONNIE SWINNEY • STAFF WRITER BURNET —  Residents are reaching out to Hays County flood victims with a donation drive in the wake of a string of severe storms since Memorial Day weekend. (more…)

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Indian Marker Tree in Burnet

Burnet area shared its roots with 200-year-old Indian Marker Tree

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — For almost 200 years, the Indian Marker Tree watched over the banks of Hamilton Creek, serving as a marker for Comanche Indians in its youth and growing into a beloved part of the Burnet community. Now, the tree is gone. (more…)

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Cory Morrow bringing good-time music to Summer Concert Series

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Technically, Texas singer-songwriter Cory Morrow will be performing in the Burnet Summer Concert Series on June 6. But Morrow’s welcoming nature makes his shows feel like a gathering of friends rather than a concert, said Damon Beierle of Double Eagle Entertainment and the host of KBEY 103.9 FM […]

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Meals on Wheels in need of volunteers in Burnet, Marble Falls

BURNET — Meals on Wheels is looking for delivery drivers, kitchen assistants and other volunteer help in Marble Falls and Burnet. Paul Hicks, the Meals on Wheels manager for Burnet and Marble Falls, said drivers are needed for routes in both locations to serve homebound seniors Monday-Friday. (more…)

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MEMORIAL DAY: Burnet’s Patrick Goble gave all in Vietnam

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Despite the unpopularity of the Vietnam War among some people during the late 1960s, Burnet teenager Patrick Michael Goble didn’t see it that way. While he might not have fully understood the things that led to the war, he knew the importance of service to his country. (more…)

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MEMORIAL DAY: Burnet’s ‘Stubby’ Baker received Purple Heart

MEMORIAL DAY: Burnet’s ‘Stubby’ Baker received Purple Heart

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — In 1942, the country was in the middle of a war on two fronts against the Japanese in the Pacific and the Germans in Europe. Joining the military in 1942 pretty much guaranteed you a trip to either area — and one’s safety was not guaranteed. (more…)

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MEMORIAL DAY: Green Beret Ronald Fike died by side of wounded soldier

MEMORIAL DAY: Green Beret Ronald Fike died by side of wounded soldier

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — They were the men who took on the most challenging and dangerous operations: the U.S. Army Special Forces, also known as the Green Berets. (more…)

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Burnet moves free showing of ‘Box Trolls’ indoors due to weather

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — City officials have moved the screening of “The Box Trolls” on May 15 to the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond. (more…)

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One of Ben Joosten’s clients enjoys the waters of Cozumel on a recent dive. While the Highland Lakes and Cozumel are miles apart, people can learn all they need to know in one of Joosten’s SCUBA diving classes at the YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway-Hammond in Burnet. Joosten teaches programs for all levels of divers and leads adventure excursions. Photo courtesy of Ben Joosten

SCUBA classes at YMCA pool can take you to a new world

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Ben Joosten wants to open a new world to you. One that could take you from watching the sea lions of La Paz in the Sea of Cortez to experiencing the vibrant life around oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Texas. And it […]

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IF YOU GO
WHAT: Carry the Load
WHEN: May 24
WHERE: Reveille Peak Ranch, 105 CR 114 in Burnet
TO REGISTER: Go to carrytheload.org

An ocean away, Irish town reinforces Memorial Day message

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — While Kinsale, Ireland, and Burnet are thousands of miles and an ocean apart, they are linked by one thing: remembering those who died in the service of the United States. (more…)

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Burnet Consolidated Independent School District administrators and Burnet H-E-B managers and directors gathered in celebration of BCISD winning H-E-B’s Small School District Excellence in Education Award. The district received $50,000 with the honor. Pictured are Tiffany Fox (front row, left), central checkout operations manager; Steven Williamson, store director; Mark Langley, unit director; Olga Gonzales, central checkout specialist; Amy Vann, administrative assistant; and BCISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett (back row, left); Mario Alaniz, bond project manager; Shelley Reavis, elementary curriculum director; Sarah Cervi, BCISD business and finance director; Monty Young, assistant store director; Joanna Barry, drugstore manager; Oriel Villarreal, grocery manager; Matt Williams, produce manager; Contessa Huffman, BCISD human resources director; Burnet Middle School Principal Steve Grant; technology director Adam Hermes; Quest High School Principal Doug Marvin; Jim Connor, secondary curriculum director; and Jerry Blizzard, facilities and operations manager. Courtesy photo

Burnet CISD wins H-E-B education award and $50,000

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF SAN ANTONIO — Three years ago, Burnet Consolidated Independent School District was facing a projected $1.5 million deficit and another year without pay raises for employees. Officials wanted to take a closer look at the curriculum to see if the needs of students were being met. (more…)

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Purple Heart recipient to speak at fundraiser for wounded vets

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — Even as she talks about the sacrifices men and women of the armed forces have made, Lily Garst chokes up. Her husband is a former Marine, and she’s connected with several other service members. On May 9, she’s opening her ranch, Garst Ranch, for Hearts and Heroes, a fundraiser […]

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Spartan Race

Spartan Race is about more than just physical fitness for competitors

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR BURNET — If slogging through three-plus miles of mud, dirt and obstacles seems like a fun way to spend your off time, then the next couple of weekends are just for you. The Spartan Race Series returns to Reveille Peak Ranch on May 9-10 and May 16-17 with both the […]

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Burnet Farmers' Market

Burnet Farmers’ Market now in season on square

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — With spring produce on the vine, area gardeners and farmers are setting up shop once again on the courthouse square in Burnet. (more…)

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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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