Submitted by bulletin1 on Wed, 07/29/2015 - 9:10am
By CHRISTI BERTELSON/ BURNET BULLETIN
Cowden Ward, of Burnet's famed Freedom Flyers, first met Kevin Lacey, star of the Discovery Channel television show “Airplane Repo,” at a youth flying event in Conroe, Texas. That encounter led to a kinship that included many adventures in flight.
Around May 2015, Ward was contacted by Lacey and Pilgrim Productions out of Hollywood to film an episode of Airplane Repo in the Highland Lakes.
Ward, who owned a Beechcraft Baron, seemed to be the perfect fit for the show and so a crew was sent to Burnet Municipal Airport for three days to film the footage they would needed for the episode.
Submitted by bulletin1 on Mon, 07/27/2015 - 5:33pm
by Alexandria Randolph
A two-year old was pronounced dead after a single-vehicle rollover on FM 3509 Sunday afternoon, July 26.
Texas DPS Troopers said the young boy, identified as Xavier Meyers, was ejected from a Ford F150 extended cab pickup truck during the rollover. His mother Alyssa Burnam, 24, of Burnet, was driving the vehicle while her brother, Maddix Heartline, 10, sat in the front seat. Meyer was seated in the back seat, and none of the three were restrained by seat belts, Texas DPS Troopers said Monday.
“She was traveling westbound and went off the road to the right,” said Trooper Bryan Feure.
For the full story, see Wednesday's Burnet Bulletin.
Submitted by bulletin1 on Wed, 07/22/2015 - 9:16am
Cal King enjoys his time in the kayaking pool at the 2014 Kid's Day Out at the YMCA in Burnet.
CHRISTI BERTELSON/BURNET BULLETIN
Organizers of the 11th Annual Burnet County Kid's Day Out is seeking vendors and sponsors for the Sept. 12 event.
It will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the park behind YMCA of the Highland Lakes at Galloway Hammond, 1601 South Water Street (US 281) in Burnet.
Each year, clubs, groups and organizations get together to educate and enterain kids on different topics suck as growing a tree, fishing, water and boating safety, roping a calf, and even the inside of a helicopter.
Right now, event organizers are looking for vendors, sponsors and activities for kids to do during the event.
Anyone wishing to participate, should call Dale Hill at 512-755-2963.
Submitted by bulletin1 on Wed, 07/22/2015 - 9:09am
Jason Edmondson, Burnet High School 2015 valedictorian and Future Farmers of America (FFA) Area 7 first vice president, receives the largest Texas FFA Foundation Scholarship available at the foundation's annual convention in Corpus Christi July 16. Ag advisor Joe Vann said, "As a result of Jason's dedication and commitment to the Texas FFA Program, along with his scholastic accomplishment, Jason has been awarded a $20,000 scholarship over four years sponsored by the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo. In addition, Jason was elected Texas FFA State President, which involves tremendous amount of preparation and dedication."
Submitted by bulletin1 on Wed, 07/22/2015 - 9:07am
Alexandria Randolph/Burnet Bulletin
Families and teens gathered in Haley Nelson Park on Friday, July 17, for the free showing of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.” Jerill Gordon, who took his daughter to see the film, said it was a “nice thing for families to do.”