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February monthly news
Blissful Folly Farms and Rohan Meadery

At the Hive:
***Live music is under the pavilion from 2 - 6 pm unless otherwise noted***
Feb. 13th      J&B
Feb. 20th      Trey Yenger
Feb. 27th      Julie Bouchard
Mar. 13th      Trey Yenger
Mar. 20th     The Hot Attacks
Mar. 27th      Mama Tried

Blissful Folly Farm has its very own Food Truck! See our Food tab ON OUR WEBSITE for more info.
Enjoy a picnic or pizza on our spacious patio & grounds. Take a self guided tour through our bee garden or a guided tour of the garden & hives when staff is available.


Wednesdays by appointment only
Thursdays  12 - 6 pm
Fridays     12-7 pm
Saturdays   12-8 pm
Sunday     12-6 pm
Tastings: 4 samples of meads, wines or ciders in stock for $10

We are super excited to announce the opening of La Grange Brewing Company late October!
Join us as we launch our first Fayette Co craft brews!
To find out more, visit us online at  https://www.lagrangebrewingco.com/ or on fb https://www.facebook.com/LGbrewingco or Instagram
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Brazos Belle Restaurant
The Brazos Belle is a true Country-French Restaurant and a great location for family meals and celebrations.

Open Friday and Saturday 5pm-8pm
600 N Main St. Burton, TX 77835

A Thank You to all our Wonderful Customers - Most of you are like family to us! We have been really busy since our reopening and that makes everyone happy! For the upcoming holiday week-end, the Belle will be closed both Friday & Saturday . . . please enjoy your celebrations safely!
See you soon at the Belle!

American legion
Burton Community Center Drive-thru Meals
@ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Burton Community Center Drive Thru Meal (3rd Thursday each month) serving from 5:00 – 6:30pm

Advance Ticket Sales Only!
For more information call 979 203-8119

Purchase tickets at these area businesses
Burton; Malloy’s Automotive & Hair Depot
Brenham; Dan’s Meat Market
(plates will be delivered to Dan’s at 5:00 for tickets sold at Dan’s).
Meals served with all the trimmings

February 18th…fried chicken
Adults $12 per person --- Child $6.00 each --- under 6 FREE

Sponsored by American Legion Post 242 (Burton)

“Thank you for supporting the Veterans”
OPEN Thursday through Saturday 10am-3pm
Burton Chamber of Commerce
Visitor's Center at the Depot 507 N. Railroad St. Burton, TX OPEN the First Saturday 10am-4pm A Volunteer will be there to greet visitors and show them the Depot and its extensive collection of historical and railroad memorabilia, and help folks learn about all of the great things our community has to offer. For more info about the Depot and the Burton Heritage Society visit their website, www.burtonheritagesociety.org

We would like to WELCOME the following new members that have joined in the past few months!!

Neon Moon Coffee Website!

Please support our businesses and SHOP, STAY AND SUPPORT LOCAL
The Burton Chamber of Commerce is EXCITED to announce that we have invited Lori and Michelle of Trips Publications to produce Burton's first ever Official Visitors and Newcomers magazine. We will be having a mixer on the patio this Wednesday, February 3rd at Los Patrones Mexican Grill, Burton Texas from 4:30-6:30 where you can meet Michelle and Lori and see examples of past publications!
If you can't make the mixer visit tripspublications.com or call or text Lori at 979-451-0826 or email lori@tripspublications.com or you can reach out to Michelle at 979-702-9445, michelle@tripspublications.com.

Welcome to one of the finest school districts in the State of Texas. Thank you for taking the time to find out more about Burton Independent School District & the many excellent programs we have available for students. These programs are made possible by tremendous parent & community support, as well as a hardworking & dedicated staff. BISD is a wonderful place to educate a child.
Superintendent's Letter - Monday, February 1, 2021

February 1, 2021 

Praying everyone is staying healthy and well!!!

Avoiding the Positivity Trap…

2021 is a new year, yet everyone is tired. While we have only been in school for four months, it feels more like four years if emotions were measured in days. Teachers and staff have experienced every emotion from excitement to have our doors open and see our students; anxiety to transition to the many health protocols and rules; frustration with a new way of teaching; and sometimes just defeated, feeling like a first year teacher again. Then right back to happiness to be in their classrooms, doing what they love, even if it is different, just because the alternative of being at home is not even close to what we signed on for as an educator. The adjustments that have come with distance learning have been a rollercoaster of emotions and challenges. 

As an administrator, we didn’t sign up for the leadership positions because we thought it would be easy. We are asking ourselves questions daily – Are we focusing on the right things with our team? Are we doing enough? It is a constant effort to think of ways to balance the high expectations we have for our students along with addressing a new learning curve for our teachers. I have always prioritized being positive and modeling a positive outlook for my staff, but I have recently found that being “positive” is not what teachers really need right now. They need more.
Authentic Conversation Is Sometimes Better Than Positivity. It's not that having a positive attitude to model for the team is not valued or recognized. And it is certainly not that the staff would prefer not to focus on the positive. Rather, it is that in this time of great challenge, when we are all pushing ourselves to our learning limits, our patience limits, and our emotional bandwidth is stretched to the max, our teachers need us to let them be real. They need a safe spot to land. And sometimes that means expressing their fears, their worries, their concerns, and not finding the silver lining in it right away. They need to know they won’t be judged and we will still be able to find a solution despite feeling like we might not know what that is. 

Therefore, let’s Create Space And Time For Teachers To Connect On A Personal Level and find outlets that really show appreciation to our colleagues. We are all in this together. We are all facing the challenge of finding the positives in our days, and somehow, when we intentionally take the time to connect, the positives will come to the surface. Reflecting On Our Growth by realizing that there is still lots of work ahead of us is not always positive, but real talk. We can’t forget that teachers have so much on their plates and so much that they are already carrying. Despite all of the challenges and problems still left to conquer, we can encourage a space to solve them that is safe and better than positivity. A culture of connection. 

We welcome you to visit one of the finest school districts in the state of Texas and thank you in advance for taking time to find out more about our schools, our professional staff, our exemplary students, and our excellent academic programs. Burton Schools are a perfect place to get an education that will prepare your child for a bright future. 

There is a tremendous amount of community support that goes into the success of our programs in Burton ISD. We appreciate everyone who helps make a positive impact on our schools. All of us working cooperatively make Burton ISD better together. Proud to be a BURTON PANTHER! 
Please check out our website at www.burtonisd.net, BTX Breaking News, Burton ISD News and Elementary Facebook sites, and Twitter to find out more details about all of the activities happening in the BURTON SCHOOLS. Come show your spirit!!!


Congratulations to Mrs. Barbara Phoenix for 23 years of service to Burton Independent School District. Happy Retirement!!! We wish her well in the future!
Congratulations to our artists who competed in the Houston Livestock Show Art Contest:

High school
Best of show-Briyah Johnson
Gold medal-Tryaton Babich
Junior high
Best of show-Paige Fritsche
Gold medal-Cole Whitfield
Best of show-Laci Broesche
Gold Medal-Ray Bozarth

Additional students who received Awards of Excellence: Myliah Barksdale, Hank Majewski, Augustus Shuey, Ayden Vogl, Lexi Broesche, Coy Gurka, Natalie Hodde, Madison Merkley, Hadley Schulze, Addison Roehling, Samantha Angell, Daisy Cleboski, David Dunlop, Sahara Escobar, Bailey Glaesmann, Reagan Roemer, Peyton Sigsbee, Jennifer Lopez, Brittney Rosales, Avery Blakey, Ryan Rosenbaum, Owen Blakey, Hector Cabrales, and Tariq Thomas.
These pieces of art will be on display at the NRG Center.

CONGRATULATIONS TO The Burton FFA Livestock team that competed at the Bexar County National Invitational Virtual Contest last week. The team placed 1st overall. The team consisted of Chet Fritsch(2nd High individual), Tanna Thiel(3rd high individual), Waylon Hinze(4th high individual), Weston Hinze(5th high individual), Amanda Broadus(10th high individual), and Dawson Rudloff(47th high individual). There were 62 teams, 342 individuals,that competed in this contest from 14 different states.

Burton Independent School District
701 N. Railroad Street | P.O. Box 37 | Burton, Texas 77835 
Phone: (979) 289-3131 | Fax: (979) 289-3076 | Webmaster

Business Hours: Monday-Friday | 8:00 am.- 4:30pm.

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We Want to Welcome
Los Patrones Mexican Grill to Burton, TX!!

12607 W Washington St. Burton, TX
Open Tuesday-Thursday 11am to 9pm
Friday and Saturday 11am to 10pm
Sunday 11am to 9pm

Go by and say Hello at 12510 W Texas Street Burton, Texas 77835

Hours are Wednesday–Saturday 5am–5pm, Sunday, 7am-1pm
Email Address- sales@neonmooncoffee.com
Phone- (281)740-7433

Your support is more important than ever!  
  • Like many organizations, we’ve had to adapt our services to match these unique times. This includes offering touchless book check-outs and a virtual summer program for our kiddos. Our fixed costs for things like staffing, facilities maintenance, utilities etc. continue. Our annual fundraiser is an important component of our financial planning, allowing us to offer:Art After School, in partnership with Arts for Rural Texas and RT-C Elementary School
  • Junior Master Gardeners, in partnership with RT-C Elementary School
  • Childrens Summer Program (Summer Education and Enrichment)
  • Big Draw Summer Reading program
  • A beautiful community greenspace, including a child’s playscape and the beautiful Grace Memorial Garden
  • For Your Information lecture series
  • “Author Author!” speakers series
  • Senior Gaming afternoons
  • Chess Club
  • Yoga classes
  • Dolly Parton Imagination Library – free books for pre-school children
  • Computer and smart phone classes
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Book Club
Our Executive Director and our Board of Directors are careful stewards of the generous donations provided by our community, the funding provided by the Town or Round Top, and the grants we receive from wonderful foundations and organizations. A 10 year maintenance program allows us to anticipate and manage major facility repairs. A vibrant group of volunteers allow us to operate the library with just 4 part-time employees.  We are incredibly grateful to the group of generous donors who came together to help us expand the library campus and space by almost double – without putting the library in debt. 
These are concerning times and we may not be as successful with our annual fundraiser as budgeted, Please consider a gift to the library this year to help us meet our budgeted needs.Click Here to Donate

We love our special library treasure and hope we can continue to count on your support and patronage!
10 Years ago we opened Saddlehorn Winery. It has been an amazing journey! We started with a plan to be a boutique winery making great wines with a comfortable environment for our guests to learn about and enjoy wine. As we start our second decade, our vision remains the same. Thank you to everyone for allowing us to pursue our dream.

Open from Thursday to Monday
from 11-6.

958 FM 1948 Rd N
Burton, Texas

(979) 289-3858

Catering service offering award winning BBQ and sides!

The museum is open 10am to 3pm, Tuesday-Saturday at 75% capacity per the current State of Texas guidelines. For our space that means we can welcome in 20 visitors at a time.  Click HERE for more specifics on how we will be keeping staff and visitors safe during this time!

We invite you to join us …step back in time. The historic 1914 Burton Farmers Gin* is nestled in the heart of Burton, Texas - located on the same site where it was built over 100 years ago! Designated on June 19, 2009 as the Official Cotton Gin Museum of Texas, this historic cotton gin has been visited annually by thousands of visitors who have also enjoyed exhibits at the Texas Cotton Gin Museum. Burton, a small rural German community of 300 is conveniently located halfway between Houston and Austin on Hwy 290. 
*The Burton Farmers Gin is designated a National Historic Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a Texas Historic Landmark by the Texas Historical Commission.

​Thanks and see you soon!

LUNCHTuesday-Friday from 11am-2pm!! CHECK OUT

February 7th-Super Bowl Party 2pm

February 16th Dinner Show & Tribute to Johnny Bush. Date TBA, moved to the Spring

February 20th-Justin Trevino & Friends

Ashes to Go-April 17th 7am-9:30am