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Joe Tompkins is the West Texas Medicare sales director for Humana.

Are you eligible for the Medicare Special Election Period?

Even though the Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan Annual Election Period ended Dec. 7, some people with Medicare still might be eligible for what is known as a Special Enrollment Period, or SEP. (more…)

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Voter fraud claims like yelling ‘Fire!’ in a crowded theater

I am very concerned regarding the claims that there is voter fraud. I feel it is like yelling “Fire!” in a crowded theater. It creates fear and doubt about the election process that is not based on fact. (more…)

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Letter to the Editor: Endangered Species Act needs protection

Scientists say that we are on the brink of a human-caused mass extinction crisis in which we could lose three quarters of the world’s species. Species simply cannot evolve quickly enough to survive significant human threats. (more…)

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McBurnett is the superintendent of the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District.

SUPERINTENDENT’S MESSAGE: Basing district grades on STAAR test doesn’t add up

There is nothing fair to students or parents about using a one-time multiple-choice test to label schools and districts. I shared this message recently during a community forum. To support my statement, I have included below a math question from the 2018 Third Grade STAAR test that I also shared with community members. (more…)

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Burnet CISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett

SUPERINTENDENT’S MESSAGE: First day of class is around the corner, and BCISD is ready

It is almost time for parents across Burnet County to tag Burnet school district staff and say, “You’re it.” Where did the summer go? It is hard to believe that on Monday, Aug. 20, the 2018-19 school year begins. We have been busy planning for the new school year, including hiring new teachers, wrapping up […]

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Message from the Mayor is written by Burnet Mayor Crista Goble Bromley

MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR: Volunteers played vital role in recent wildfires

The recent fires in Burnet County gave us a sample of what other areas of the country are going through right now. It’s a scary thing to watch rising smoke inching closer and closer to you then having to leave everything you own behind, not knowing if it will be there when you get back. […]

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Burnet CISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett

BCISD MESSAGE: Property values, taxes, and state funding

The Burnet Consolidated Independent District has been developing its budget since January and conducted its first budget workshop in March. The next budget workshop is June 4. A key data point in developing the district’s budget is property values. (more…)

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EDITORIAL: Lesson from segregation taught us to do what’s right, no matter the cost

EDITORIAL: Lesson from segregation taught us to do what’s right, no matter the cost

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The Picayune celebrated its 27th anniversary April 17. It pretty much went unnoticed until employee Crissy Alderman posted a photo of the very first edition, dated April 17, 1991, on her Facebook feed. (more…)

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Republican State Rep. Terry Wilson represents District 20, which includes Burnet and Milam counties and part of Williams County.

OPINION: Local elections May 5 need your attention

“Everything’s bigger in Texas.” That’s been an unofficial slogan for the Lone Star State for as long as I can remember, and it’s true in so many ways. We have the second-largest land mass of any state and the second-largest population. We have the 10th-largest economy in the world ahead of Australia and Russia. (more…)

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Burnet CISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett

BCISD MESSAGE: District has contingency plan for ACE Afterschool Program

The five-year grant funding the ACE Afterschool Program will expire in July. Burnet Consolidated Independent School District is in the process of applying for Cycle 10 of the grant to fund an additional five years. (more…)

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BCISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett

BCISD MESSAGE: School board election canceled; April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Recently, the Rotary Club of Burnet gave away more than $13,000 in community grants to local nonprofit and service organizations. As a member of Rotary, I am very proud of its community grants, and it is another reason you can add to my list of why I love living and working in Burnet. This community […]

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U.S. Rep. Roger Williams is a Republican from Austin. He represents Texas’s 25th Congressional District.

OPINION: Help me keep our nation’s children safe

BY U.S. REP. ROGER WILLIAMS Less than a month ago, American children were going to school with their friends, spending time with their families, and living their everyday lives. All of that quickly changed on Feb. 14 when 17 Americans were shot dead in a building in which they spend as much time as their […]

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