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1873- 2016 50 cents Wednesday October 12, 2016 Vol. 143 No. 48 2 sections, 22 pages 'Thank a veteran or emergency first responder every day!' I i l IIIIIiil III _1 L ii!i ! By Christi Bertelson Burnet Bulletin Taking a page from the Diva Dawgs in Bumet County, Darlene Denton was excited to announce a new program that helps build character in boys' 3rd-6th grade called the Bulldog Bros. Denton, who runs the Diva Dawgs program reached out via social media in September, asking for anyone interest- ed in supporting the program to attend a Sept. 18 meeting or call or email her directly. "The "want to'? was there, the need was there, and be- cause of the success of our Diva Dawgs program, start- ing the guys group ,has been well received, because we have men step- ping up to lead in the group Lealand Raiford and Allen Posey. "It makes me happy and brings tears, to know that this outstanding group of men will be leading our young guys through such quality programs, mentoring, and activities at such a criti- cal time in their lives," said Denton. "It brings me much joy, happiness, fulfillment, and satisfaction to know both of these youth programs will be in place, andl have not doubt that they will be strong, vi- tal to the commu- nity, and survive because of com- munity support and volunteers," The acronym BROS stands for Brave, Respect- ful, Obedient and Strong in Mind/ Character/Spirit/ Body, etc., said Denton. With that mind these young men," said Denton. The Bulldog Bros is geared toward teaching and participating in activities that help young boys become young men and one of the leaders of the group is Jerry White. "There are a lot of boys where there isn't a father in the home at all or a father that is constantly working and these boys need someone there to help learn respect and someone to look up to," said .W!~i'~[e~.~..i~ ......... Denton went on to boost about not only, White but a!so two other leaders program have a vision of taking the boys hunting, fish- ing, camping, doing yard work for those needing assistance, teaching the boys about gun safety, hunters safety course and teaching the young men a lesson and how to be a gentleman during all the activities that they implement. The first meeting for the Bulldog Bros will'take place Thursday, Nov. 10 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the RJ Richey campll~ During the meeting there will be re- WI~0. see Page 8A set in place the Burnet High School graduate Sommer Floyd men leading the celebrates Glynis Crawford Smith/The Highlander BFD crews were warned Buffalo Soldiers, originating as the all-Black volunteer column of the U.S. Army 10th Cavalry Regiment, are re-enacted to the fascination of visitors by a worker that there to Fort Croghan Day in Burnet on Saturday, Oct. 8. James Hodge, on of the was a lot of propane on members of the Buffalo Soldiers of Austin re-enactment group serves as the said truck and reports cook. See more photos on page 10A. stated the truck was ful- first album release in hometown Sommer Floyd started. I was at the lowest point in my life." Floyd channeled the pain of her mistakes and her brokenness into music that relates and uplifts. "Everyone handles their broken- ness differently," she said. "I started by Alexandria Randolph Burnet Bulletin While Sommer Floyd was an all- around American sweetheart in her days at Bumet High School, it was her struggles and mistakes that led to her testimony to God through music. Emerging as a singer and song- writer, Floyd will celebrate the re- lease of her first album in her home- town of Burnet this weekend, and the message will be one of redemption. Set for Sunday, Oct. 16 at Hill Country Fellowship Church is an al- bum release concert at 7 p.m. Floyd will be backed by a full band and or- chestra and will perform songs from her debut album, "Ray of Light," which is slated for release this fall. Floyd lives in Burnet County with her daughter Heidi, and grad- uated from Burnet High School in 2008. "As a little girl I was always singing," Floyd said. "The beginning of my pregnancy was when all this writing out my feelings and my pain. I got on YouTube and earned to play the guitar. It ended up turning into worship." Floyd's personal worship soon became a mission for others. "I felt like God was tugging on my heart to share my music with people," she said. "1 felt like it was way too far fetched. 1 didn't feel like a good leader in the Christian world." However, after some divine di- rection in her personal life and a call from an award winning music pro- ducer, Floyd started on the path of her music career, following the foot- steps of her brother, who released a country album several years ago. "It was a great testimony for oth- ers to see where God can put some- one when they surrender," she said. "It was an incredible experience go- ing to Nashville. I had never met so many amazing people in one room. FlOyd ... see Page 9A By Christi Bertelson Burnet Bulletin Burnet Fire Depart- ment (BFD), EMS and Volunteer Fire Depart- ments were dispatched to the Hanson's Aggregates Asphalt plant at approx- imately 10:35 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28. when the departments arrived on scene, an oil distribution truck owned by Angle Brothers based out of New Braunfels was fully engulfed in flames. "This company is in charge of the paving tak- ing place between Bumet and Marble Falls," said John Erskine, Burnet Fire Marshal. "They are contract- ed to pave Highway 281 during the evening hours so not to disrupt traffic during its peak times," Arriving on scene aman error ly engulfed by the time crews were able to get to the truck. Crews were able to get the fire completely under control by 11:05 p.m. and no injuries were sustained by any departments or workers. Upon further investi- gation by Erskine's, notes in reports said the distribution truck had been called to start that eve- nings Highway 281 paving work when it was de- termined by the workers that the trucks spray bar was clogged and not operating properly. "They took the truck back to Hart- son's where they tried to unclog the spray bar with diesel fuel and a pear burner," said Erskine. Reports stated the driver assisted by the plant mechanic attempt- ed to cleaning the jets on the spray bar by putting 30 gallons of diesel fuel in the tank and running it through the bar. A pear burner was being utilized to heat the thickened tar on and around the jets so that it would become watery enough to be pushed out by the diesel. As a result, when the tar let loose the diesel was forced through the spray bar in a pressurized mist, which ignited immediate- ly due to the close prox- imity of the torch to the TrUCk... see Page 9A g Burnet Alexandria Randolph/Burnet Bulletin Burnet Cheerleaders decorated the square last week for the upcoming game against China Springs. I Like us on Iii!U[I!!IiU!!!!Illl s- s Week ended Oct. 9: 0.01 inches Month to Date: 0.01 inches YTD: 38.83 inches Any weather conditions occurring after 8 a.m. Sunday will be reported the following week. Source." Hugh McCoy Hamilton Creek Drive Burnet Police celebrate National Night Out See page 3A