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Burnet County Bulletin (Newspaper) - August 4, 1977, Burnet, Texas
Squawk Box contestants fiddler a contest one week away inside Burnet an influx of fiddlers with Rosin and Bow and squawk Box in hand Are expected Here August 11, 12 and 13 for the fiddler s festival sponsored by the chamber of Commerce tin year expanded to three Days e. Activities. Members of the Texas old time fiddlers association have been invited to participate in the festival and Terry Morris who has walked away with the championship for several years running is also awaited by the fiddlers festival committee Bill Wilcox chairman. The activities begin thursday August la at 4 . At the Industrial Park on Highway 281 South. The next Day Friday the contest picks up at i . And on saturday it will tune up at 8 . After the finals saturday there will be a dance on the parking lot of Johnston inc., with music by cold Springs. Admission is $2.50 per person. Among those who Are working to put the festival together Are Wilcox Jerry tally director Marc Rose in charge of the food committee Bill Heckman who will head up the drinks and Snow Cones concessions along with Mertke Williams and John Sandner David Finch supervising ice Cream sales John Hoover who will manager the dunking machine tally in charge of Security George Puckett the publicity chairman and Pat Dennis who will look after arrangements for Booths and the Flea Market. Bill Howell is in charge of parking and Jack Tippit Wilt see to the clean up operations John Hoover has been put in charge of trailer Hook ups Harry Kerndl and Richard Dennis will handle the sound system Don Wallace and Ronnie Scott have been entrusted with the piano White Bill Wilcox Dan Haynes and Derell Cowan Are in charge of grounds layout. The saturday dance has mane Banks supervising concessions Howard Benton As the Over seer of Gate keeping and Charles Blair chairing arrangements for the grounds committee. Complete county fair results see Section state offers planning funds to Burnetti Burnet the Texas department of Community affairs has approved the City of Burnet s application for comprehensive planning and management assistance funds for a project totalling $8, City Aims for lots As Park Burnet a negotiations continue with mrs. Maggie Smith the owner of several lots which have attracted the City s attention As a possible site for a new Park. Royal Burton last week reported his Progress to the City Council saying he had reached an informal agreement with mrs. Smith. The terms of the agreement As stated by Burton included Purchase of the land and clearance of rubble from some of mrs. Smith s other lots to help her in Selling them in the future. Mrs. Smith 78, is the owner of several lots in the Johnson portion in Southeast Burnet and the proprietress of Smith s third inn. The stipulation to Clear the other lots was proposed by Burton he said As mutually beneficial to mrs. Smith and the future Par Quot which i think is the Best sort of but confusions arose As to whether Burton and mrs. Smith agreed on the terms. Mrs. Smith who is far in arrears with her City county and school District taxes was offered $530 for the lots in Block three Southwest of the intersection of live Oak and Westfall streets. It has yet to be determined whether the City is offering to pay the assessed value of the land or the amount of delinquent taxes. Burnet City manager Jack Tippit said the City has the Legal cont. On p. 4 to a letter from Ben f. Mcdonald Toca executive director. City manager Jack Tippit said tuesday the City intends to accept the Grant of $5,666 from the state Agency to be matched by $2,834 in funds or services by the City. Tippit explained that the City s share could be in the form of computer time or other expenses incurred. The Grant is intended for a five part project which includes a land use and study plan base and Topographic mapping a housing study and plan a circulation plan and Environ mental assessment. The state monies will also be applied to a project inspection fee charged by Toca. Attorney general Hill coming for Coffee visit Burnet state attorney general John Hill is expected to make a Stop in Burnet tuesday August 9, while he s in the area. Hill who will be travelling in the Hill country visiting with citizens groups is scheduled for Coffee and a reception at the Highlander inn about 6 ., according to Camm Lary or. Hill s name has been mentioned As a probable entry on the democratic gubernatorial primary ballot though the attorney general has yet to make any formal announcement of his political plans anyone interested in meeting with Hill is invited to the reception. Airborne Auto ejects Driver uproot sizeable tree Burnet a a single Auto mishap late saturday night left the Driver with cuts and lacerations from his head to the his feet when he was thrown from his car As it tumbled through the air. Dennis James Laverty a Soldier at it Hood was the Only person in the car which witnesses said was travelling at an extremely High rate of Speed heading East on Highway 29 five and a half Miles East of Burnet the car and Driver missed a curve and left the Road at approximately too Miles per hour flipped and flew 40 feet through the air. While the car was airborne Laverty was thrown from the Auto which subsequently hit a sizeable Oak Trees tearing it by the roots from the ground. Laverty landed amongst the branches of the felled tree. He was taken to Shepperd Hospital where he received medical attention until a helicopter from it. Hood arrived at 3 15 am. In the parking lot of of. Lady of sorrows Catholic Church sunday to take him to a san Antonio Hospital. Department of Public safety trooper Johnny Despain said the car landed 600 feet from the Road but that those on the scene could not determine exactly How Laverty left the car. Neighbors need no longer worry about rezoning Luther ranch owner Jim and Winnie Luther pose with grand Champion Tor Complete Burnet county fair results see Section b of today bul let a Hammond House becomes a Home historical Home refurbished renovations Are underway la the Hammond Home on South main Larry Jenkins is doing some of the carpentry work on the old Burnet landmark which is being spruced up Tor its new owners. Or. And mrs. T m Tietz Burnet residents in the Vicinity of the historic Hammond Home 701 s. Main Are no doubt Happy to hear they re getting new neighbors and they won t be living in Multi family housing units on the site. Or and mrs. T m Tietz have bought the Home and will be moving Here from Elpaso with her two children. Mrs Tietz was at first unaware of the attempts earlier this summer by Ken Wilson and Wally Lemore to have the four lot tract around the Ham mond Home re zoned to r 2, Multi family dwellings. But she has had plenty of questions from neighbors nearly All of whom protested the change in zoning before the Burnet zoning commission and later the Burnet City Council and now readily volunteers the information that she and her husband have no intention of using the House for anything besides a Home. The zoning commission turned Down the request for a change in zoning which would have allowed developers to build housing Tor sixteen families on the tract by a 2-2 tie vote which saw commission chairman Joy Taylor break the tie in favor of neighbors objections. Wilson and Lemore took their Case to the City Council a week later and backed by a roomful of protestors from the Hammond House neighbourhood the Council stood behind the zoning commis Sion s recommendation. Within the month the Sietzes bought the old Home and it is now getting a Good Deal of attention from painters and carpenters All part of mrs. Tietz master plan for her family a new Home while work goes on at the yellow Frame House on South main they Ait getting along at another historic Home site the old Murchison place near Lake Buchanan owned by mrs Tietz parents or and mrs. Or Leggett though she intends to preserve the House s spirit of by gone Days Lila Tietz is not about to of ave it entirely alone besides a paint Job Restora Tive Carpenter work and new wallpaper she has also made plans for additions which will include a much needed Bath room a country Kitchen and several storage closets. Working with local contractor Byron Jenkins mrs Tietz is taking the protect in a series of phases some of which will see a fireplace installed at the end of the Tong Den a new Fence built around the property and a new garage built in the Back. Sooner or later the Hammond Home May even get the modern luxuries of a swimming Pool and Tennis court. Quot i think the people of Burnet will really be pleased Quot she said emphasizing that the siding will be Tongue and Groove like the original and that whenever possible they Are re using the old Square nails mrs Tietz Hopes that within a month the family will be settled in the House but for the time being work goos on describing herself As Quot a South Texas girl Quot she says she is familiar with the area because of her parents who have been vacationing and residing around Buchanan dam for 17 years. Her husband Tom plans on opening a hardware store in the inks Lake neighbourhood. Being a former importer exporter of machine tools he wants to take it easy for his health a Sake but still would like to stay in touch with the business he knows. Mrs Tietz will soon assume her Post As director of nurses at a nursing Home in the area
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