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Oct

STATE-BOUND!


Cierra Macaluso flies through the air in “Wired”-- the Burnet High School Esprit de Corps' contest performance – during the UIL Area D Marching Contest held in Cedar Park on Saturday, Oct. 25. The group qualified to advance to the state marching contest on Monday, Nov. 3, in San Antonio's Alamodome.

The Burnet High School Esprit de Corps faces a challenging and intense schedule in its attempt to win a championship Monday, Nov. 3, at the University Intrscholastic League (UIL) State Marching Band Contest in San Antonio.

 

The Esprit de Corps, consisting of the BHS band and the Highlandettes dance team, earned the right to step onto the field in state competition for the second time in three years when they finished in the top four performing groups on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the UIL Area D Marching Contest in Cedar Park.

At the state contest, to be held in the Alamodome, the Esprit de Corps will be putting its show up against 21 others bands in the Class 4A category.

In its last appearance at the state level, in 2012, Burnet finished third on that same field.

Wed
29
Oct

Whitetail hunting season to open

By James Walker
 
According to the latest Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) projections, there are 2.1 million whitetailed deer slipping through the woods, fields and hills of the Hill Country and, starting this weekend, an army of orange- clad hunters will begin their annual enthusiastic attempt to thin the herd.
 
Wed
29
Oct

Camp Agape leading youths in coping with loss, grieving

By James Walker
 
On March 27, 2006, 11-year-old Cody Oliver walked out the back door of his Burnet home and into a nightmare of the sort that sends many children spiraling into a lifetime of grief, anger and nightmares.
 
Wed
29
Oct

Races on line in Nov. 4 vote

By James Walker
 
With just three days remaining to vote early in the Nov. 4 general election, turnout is running slightly behind the last off-year election in 2010. Through the the first week of early voting 2,929 people voted early, in person, compared to 3,276 that voted in the first week in 2010.
 
Wed
22
Oct

Burnet Band, dance team advancing to UIL Area D

By James Walker
 
The Burnet High School Esprit de Corps earned nothing but First Division ratings at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Region 26 Marching Contest on Saturday, Oct. 18, keeping its hopes of a state run alive and earning it the right to advance to the next level of competition. BHS’ group of students musicians will advance to the UIL Area D Marching Contest scheduled this Saturday, Oct. 25, in Cedar Parks’ Gupton Stadium. The Esprit de Corps (EDC) is set to step its show onto the field at 1:30 p.m. in the prelminaries. The top 10 bands will be chosen to advance, with finals performances scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.
 
Wed
22
Oct

Rifle racks and deer tracks

By Alexandria Randolph
 
A methamphetamine stash with a street value of about $250,000 was confiscated and a Burnet man was arrested Friday, Oct. 17, in what authorities called a significant drug bust. Bobby Earl McGraw, 41, was arrested by Burnet County Sheriff’s Office deputies at his rural residence on charges of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance between 200 and 400 grams, and six counts of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
 
Wed
22
Oct

Rifle racks and deer tracks

John Wallace who recently moved to Burnet County from McAllen, Texas, was invited by friends to attend the “Rifles, Racks and Deer Tracks” event benefitting the Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center.
 
Wed
22
Oct

$26 million school bond decision in hands of voters

By James Walker
 
The contest for the hearts and minds, and votes, of citizens who live within the boundaries of the Burnet Consolidated Independent School District (BCISD) has begun in earnest, with backers of a $26 million bond package scrambling to combat a recent newspaper ad that questioned the debt that the school district will face if it passes.
 
Mon
20
Oct

Ranger to be honored in weekend ceremony


Christian Dorbandt

by Alexandria Randolph

An iconic figure of Burnet County history will be honored Saturday, Oct. 25, for his service in the Texas Rangers of old, only a few days from the 104th anniversary of his death.

Christian Dorbandt, born Dec. 12, 1818 and deceased Oct. 28, 1910, will be recognized in a Texas Ranger Memorial Cross Service at South San Gabriel Cemetery on CR 322 on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 11 a.m.

The service is open to the public.

Dorbandt came to America at age 34 from Denmark and served in the US Army during the Mexican War in the 1840s before being stationed at Fort Croghan in Burnet County.

Dorbandt built the rock house that shares his name in Backbone Valley, which is now along US 281 in Marble Falls.

Mon
20
Oct

Two dead in fatal weekend wrecks

by Alexandria Randolph

Two men died in separate fatal collisions on Saturday, Oct. 18.

A two-vehicle collision four miles west of Spicewood at 1 a.m. Saturday morning took the life of Bradley Tchiebe, 32, of Columbiaville, Mich.

Texas DPS reports said the collision occurred when a 1997 Saturn, traveling westbound in the inside lane of TX 71, crossed the center-line.

A second man, Bryan Pitney, 33, of Harker Heights, died in a single vehicle wreck on US 183. Pitney was an enlisted member of the US Military.

Pitney passed away at the Metroplex Hospital in Killeen.

For the full story, see Wednesday's Burnet Bulletin.

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