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Burnet County Bulletin (Newspaper) - April 25, 1977, Burnet, Texas
C a 1 7c215 1.13, a receives tourist Revenue Austin Burnet county received $6,625,000 of Tho state s $6,906,118,000 travel receipts in 1975, a National study commissioned by the Texas tourist development Agency has disclosed. In addition to Gross receipts the study found that Burnet county had 276 of the state s 8 7,676 travel related jobs with m annual payroll of $1,316,000. It also estimated $258,000 in state and $56,000 in local taxes were paid by county visitors. The study was done by the . Travel data Center in Washington d.c., an Independent travel research organization funded jointly by Public and private sectors. It was based on the Center s travel economic Impact Model which for the first time. Breaks out a state s share of the National travel Market on a county by county basis. The Model measures the economic Impact of a travel involving overnight trips away from Home and Day trips at least 100 Miles or More from Home. Thus it includes travel by texans As Well As out of state visitors for ail purposes. It includes estimates of the traveler s spending at Home in preparation for the trip his spending in route and that at his destination. Basic data for the Model comes from the National travel Survey conducted every five years by the . Census Bureau and from the Center s own National travel expenditure Model. It was die latter which last year estimated that Texas had dislodged new York for third place in the nation s $75 billion travel Industry. Only California and Florida now outrank Texas the Center said. Quot we re pleased that travel research techniques have anally developed to the Point that states can determine where within their boundaries travel dollars Are spent and travel related jobs exist Quot said Frank Hildebrand executive director of the Texas tourist development Agency. Quot now we can Trace travel s considerable economic Impact on a county by county basis observe changing patterns annually and help direct the rapid growth of this burgeoning most excellent companion a a Ca Sobott grand High priest of Tbs most excellent grand Royal Arch chapter of Texas visited in Burnet thursday night. Masons from chapters and councils in this area with Casebolt at the chapter 453 Lodge in Burnet. The meeting began with supper and concluded with the conferring of the Royal Arch degree with companion Casebolt left to right Bob Waters red Gap . Oaten , areas Nign most or me urine Rey Al Arch chapter of Texas Cliff ales hire. 0. A Gap of the 27th District George Hulbert Redum grand Council. R a so bin Bartlett Meh of Burnet chapter be. 45$ , Rudolph member of committee in work g. Arvo St Root committee in work . Quot my Quot Malone worshipful grand Junior Deacon of grand ledge it Texas la Cross do Gap of District 51a. Harp to sponsor i senior citizens month Burnett the Burnet county chapter no. 2289 of the american association of retired persons will sponsor a senior citizens month during May. This is a special project of their Community service involvement. Chapter no. 2289 is one of four organizations of retired and senior citizens Active in Burnet county. The three other organizations Are the National association for retired Federal employees the Highland lakes retired teachers association and the senior citizens organization. The Harp was organized in the summer of 1975 through the efforts of Isabel Mccord and Earl Alexander both of whom Felt that the senior citizens organization should be affiliated with a National organization. The local chapter was organized with 25 interested senior citizens who through the Courtesy of Johnny Melton executive director of the Burnet housing Center permitted the group to meet at the housing Center. Era Dell Alexander served As the interim president and Isabel Mccord the interim treasurer. Both served until january 1976, when Ben Burke was elected As the first full time president. Burke of Sherwood shores is a retired employee of the University of Houston where he served As Counselor to the students. Burke states that the chapter is not a social group but is an organization ready to serve the Community. The chapter has conducted Many activities under the direction of Burke. Activities such As defensive driving courses blood pressure and heart Check up clinics Energy conservation classes and tax assistance Are examples of the Broad scope of the programs provided by the local chapter. The program for May will consist of an All senior citizens program on monday May 9. The Quot misfit band Quot from Sherwood shores will provide the entertainment for the senior citizens. The band members Are individuals from the local Harp chapter. Persons interested in becoming members of the local Harp chapter May do so by paying a membership fee of $1 per year. Membership in the local chapter is not necessary for attendance but voting privileges Are reserved for those whose dues have been paid. The retired teachers meet on the first tuesday of each month in the towns comprising Burnet and Llano counties. The National association of retired Federal employees meet on the second wednesday of each month at 2 . At the Community centers. Burnet senior citizens meet twice weekly at the Community Center those Days being tuesday and thursday. Covered dish luncheons Are served and games Are played. Senior citizens in Burnet and surrounding areas Are invited to become members in any of these organizations. Inside 70th anniversary celebrated Page a3 thin class qualify judo gains popularity Page by Page by swim coach Dawn Houy id visas burnout swim Champion bin Robertson of his up Limos. Robertson recently sworn to a third place finish in Tho 100 Yard backstroke at Tho state swim moot in Austin against class Kaaa schools. To is now Quan Tod to compete m Tho aau or. National championships at in or. Nationals. Robertson we compote in both Tho too and 200 Yard backstroke for rotated Story see Page by. Hanning zoning commission to recommend changes Bertram the Bertram zoning committee thursday night decided on several zoning recommendations to be presented to the Bertram City Council at the next regular Council meeting. The committee agreed to recommend rezoning an area of property on the North Side of Hwy. 29 to commercial. The property runs approximately from the Little Queen to the end of the City limits near Warren Cullar s Art Stu Dio. A previous request for a zoning variance by Jim Thompason will be resolved by the zoning committee s recommendation to change the property from Quot open Quot to commercial zoning. Thompson has indicated his desire to locate a business on the property near Edward Carter s worm farm. Thompson manufacturers fibreglass products. A 21.68 acre parcel of property on pm 243 which Borders the Bertram City limits on the Southwest Side was re commended for residential zoning by the zoning committee. In other rezoning matters the zoning committee decided to recommend to the Council that Charles Cameron be allowed to continue operating his general contracting business from his location on pm 243, which currently is under residential zoning. The zoning committee decided to recommend application of the Quot Grandfather clause Quot in Cameron s situation. Two other recommendations decided on by the zoning committee were a Changa in the building permit charges and the establishment of a building plumbing and electrical code for the City of Bertram. Both items will be presented to the City Council for discussion. . Highway 71 to be widened Austin the state department of highways and Public transportation is planning to proceed with the development of the proposed widening of state Highway 71 from u. S. Highway 281 to Spicewood in Burnet county. Since the Federal Highway administration approved the route and design proposed for this project the department of highways and Public transportation will begin work on the next phase of engineering necessary for the development of this mayor signs proclamation project. The proposed improvements will consist of widening the existing pavement to provide a four Lane 48-foot wide Asphalt surfaced Roadway constructed within the existing 150 foot right of Way. Maps and other details showing the proposed location and Geometric design the environmental studies and other pertinent information Dave loped by the state department of highways and Public transportation Are on file and Are available for inspection and copying at the office of supervising resident Engineer Wilton a Wilson in Burnet. A Burnet a proclamation by Burnet mayor Howard Benton has designated the week of april 24 through 30 As National secretaries week. Mayor Benton said local secretaries will be recognized during the National secretaries week for their valuable services performed in their duties. Quot the citizens of the Burnet area wish to participate in this special recognition Quot Benton said. Benton added it is Quot fitting that the innumerable tasks performed by secretaries in Burnet county be Given official a a i i a a a ii news stand prices to increase due to the increasing Price of news print and labor the news stand Price of the bulletin has been increased to 25 cents. The Price increase coincides with the placement of Coin operated Racks throughout the bulletin circulation area. The annual subscription Price will remain at 17 50 Par year for at least another 60 Days however. Vol. 104 no. 30 2 sections 12 pages april
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