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Burnet County Bulletin (Newspaper) - December 22, 1977, Burnet, Texas
Merry Christmas a Santa brings Good cheer to local merchant businessmen feel trend is toward shopping at Home Burnet a Santa is bringing Good cheer to area merchants this year. Christmas sales and sales in general Are termed by Many local store owners As Quot exceptional Quot and Are gathering momentum with every Day that draws nearer to Christmas. Christmas shopping has increased noticeably Over the past several years. Merchants feel this is due partly to a desire to buy More on the customers part and a growing trend of shopping at Home instead of taking a shopping trip to the larger cities. City traffic conditions and the rising Cost of gasoline plus the availability of competitively priced merchandise Stock show gains boards favor Over a ski trip right Here in Burnet result in a lot More shoppers confining their shopping to the local area. Merchants agree that practicality is what most shoppers Are seeking clothing is a favorite Choice of the practical minded gift giver and consequently sales Are up in this area not Only Are customers buying clothes to give they Are also buying special apparel for themselves to Wear to the Many parties held this time of year. Says Jerry Kittleson of White Auto. Quot i m very pleased with the response of Burnet shoppers specialized cooking Ware such As doughnut makers and hamburger fryers have also taken the fancy of Santa s Many help ers and Large appliance dealers Are getting their share of customers too. David Tuppie of Western Auto notes that Many people save All year Long to buy one special appliance for Christmas it s hard to Tell whether the hundreds of dolls to my sold Are More popular with the Girts or the boys but according to Dawayne Teague of Ben Franklin s Quot dolls Are on the comeback gift choices for the younger tots Are falling in the $5 $10 Range while teens and pre teens will be receiving gifts that Are a Little More costly radios cd s calculators and Remote control games Are just some of the items being chosen from the electronics de Penman although prices Are higher this year than last on Many items customers Aren t generally complaining about them. Merchants feel this is due to the Quot feeling of generosity and Good will Quot that comes with the Christmas season and makes people feel they can afford to be just a Little More free with their Money shoppers remember there Are three Days left to do your Christmas shopping Burnet a it took half an hour to decide but the Burnet school Board tuesday night decided to allow a Jan. 13 Holiday for students during the annual Burnet county livestock show to take precedence Over a feb. 27 Holiday for students during an annual private ski trip planned by a number of Burnet families. Both Days were previously planned As teacher in service Days during which students would have a Holiday. But because supt. Bob Wilkin recommended that students be Given a Holiday on monday Jan. 2, 1978, an extra Day of school had to be put on the 1977-78 school year Calendar. Between 50 and 75 Burnet students ill reportedly be out of school three Days in february for the ski trip. Quot i Don t think the Board should show a preference for a no school related ski trip Over the livestock show Quot said Clyde Keele who later made the feb. 27 a regular student school Day. Quot the livestock show has a lot More kids involved Quot said Board president Gene Taylor Quot and it s of a lot More importance to this school system. Quot i agree one Hundred per cent Quot said Wilkin. He added however that parents of the children going on the ski trip Quot have tried to work with us Quot regarding the dates for the trip taking into account the student holidays scheduled previously. Quot As a matter of economics Bob s right Quot Taylor commented. Quot but As a matter of principle the livestock show should take the Issue involved is the amount of Money the school system receives for each student who is in school or the average daily attendance. The Board decided that parents were not concerned about the Ada state Money but whether or not the students absences would be excused. The vote on the Issue was 4 0, with Taylor not voting and Beau Ford Rowney and Loy Scruggs abstaining. The revised 1978 school eaten Dar shows the following changes january 3, 1978, classes resume after the Christmas holidays Friday Jan. 13, teacher in service Day saturday feb. 25, teacher work Day monday feb. 27, regular school Day. The Burnet county bulletin vol. 104 no. 98 3 sections 36 pages december 22, 1977 commission okays zone change on 281 South Burnet Yhr planning end zoning commission monday night voted to recommend to the City Council rezoning four acres of land on Highway 281 South but the commission further expressed a wish to prepare an ordinance or amendment to an ordinance which would establish standards for buildings on High ways in the City. The rezoning request was brought by Cliff Lewis who told Christmas caroling was Muul kids trom the neighbourhood Center tuesday b they made various stops around town they Are Are at Sonny s minimal performing their of Christmas favourites Marble Falls youth arrested on burglary in Cedar Park Burnet a burglary suspect was being held Early in the week in Burnet county jail on $1,500 Bond following his arrest in Cedar Park detention in the William son county jail in Georgetown and trans for to Burnet on various charges. The 17-year-old Marble Falls High school Sophomore said in a statement to chief Deputy . Hullum that he had been at Home saturday night drinking Beer when he decided at about 1 a m. Sunday to drive to Marble Falls to see if he could find anyone he knew to pass the time with. After driving around Marble Falls for a while and seeing no one he headed for Home in Travis Heights driving on pm 1431. When he passed the Smithwick grocery he decided it would be a Good time to break in he had thought before of burglar izing the store he said. The statement says he put on gloves and entered through the Back door then left by the front door with several six packs of Beer a Ca ton and several packages of cigarettes a Long knife batteries and a transistor radio. He then walked to his car which he had parked Down the Road and loaded the contraband into the trunk. The value of the stolen goods has been set at $150. After he left the scene the youth stated he realized he had left one of his gloves behind so he returned to reclaim it. But while looking for his Glove he thought he heard someone coming and ran Over the Back Fence cutting his hands and tearing his Blue jeans he also dropped the radio at the Fence. According to the state ment he then drove on to Cedar Park where he was arrested for Dpi and carrying a prohibited weapon the stolen knife. Lawmen locked him up in the Williamson county jail and notified the Bur net sheriffs office Hullum went to Georgetown and eventually matched the youth s remaining Glove with the one found at the Smith Wick grocery. Hullum then transferred the suspect to the Burnet county jail Early sunday morning the commission he was planning to build a Street Down the four acre tract and sell it off in lots to commercial concerns. No protests or objections were raised though Jerry co by took the Opportunity to speak up for setting building standards along the highways. Quot we sure should watch our gateways into the City Quot Cozby said and went on to speak of other cities which have let main arteries into town develop with out restrictions. Cozby opined that the unrestricted growth ends up looking Quot like a carnival Quot with various types of building materials at varying distances from the Road. Lewis told the commission he would agree to some restriction such As not building within 50 feet of the Road or requiring buildings a certain distance from the Road to have some percent age of masonry work on the Side facing the Highway the commission said it would try to have some sort of Ordin Ance or amendment ready at the next City Council meeting so the ordinance would be approved before the City Council approved the rezoning such a schedule would put the Lewis land under the new ordinance. Some discussion was spent debating whether the building restrictions should be included As deed restrictions which is the Case at the Industrial Park or whether the ordinance change should be made it was argued by Joy Taylor chairwoman of the commission that the commission should be working towards a uniform code the commission agreed to meet again before the next City Council meeting to work up an ordinance with zoning adminis Trator Bill Goble to submit to the Council. The commission then recessed until the next meeting the Date and time of which will be announced several members of the City Council attended the meeting and after the recess was called. The Council members joined the commissioners at the meeting table for an informal workshop session. Mrs Elizabeth Seidensticker suggested that f m 963 be Mcloud de in the proposed ordinance which would control buildings on highways 281 and 29. Conversation soon moved to water pressure problems with City manager Jack Tippit Reading a letter from Bryant Cuington engineers of Austin which Sug tested alternative routes to improving pressure in the City especially above an Elevation of 1383 feet. The remedies which Are combinations of tanks and pumps could Cost $45,000 or $75,000, depending upon which combination the City might choose though the Price does not include the Cost of line work. The meeting also dealt with the electrical system in the City while at least one commissioner expressed the concern that the water pressure problems Are Quot catching up Quot with the City and the electricity Supply will soon be a problem in its own right though Tippit said he had recently spoken to a representative of Ira who said Burnet s electrical system was in Good shape for the time being at some time in the future changes will have to be made in the Power line arrangements but for the moment the equipment it sufficient for the task Tippit said. Reformed drug abuser advises being rational to parents of experimenters Burnet an audience of about a dozen people both adults and students listened monday night in Burnet High s Bryce a Taylor auditorium As Jimmy Brown drug Counselor at Gary Job corps Center spoke on the abuse of alcohol and drugs saying he spent six years in the drug world heavily abusing jills and other substances Brown said Quot half the time i did t know who i he said the allure of drugs and alcohol for Young people is that it promises a Carefree world though the reality is that the use of drugs diminishes family values Brown stressed that drug abusers come from All classes and family situations. The curiosity which prompts people to use drugs arises first Between the Ages of six and 12 when Chil Dren want to know what goes on outside the family. Chain smoking diet Pill abuse abuse of sedatives unwinding with a couple of drinks Are All symptoms of a Retreat from stress Brown said. He went on to add that towns near Large campuses Large cities or International Borders have problems with drugs coming into the Community among the reasons he gave for Young people trying drugs were retaliation against family disinterest rebellion Lack of self Confidence and availability of drugs. He pointed out that the Lack of self Confidence is also a major Factor in adults who escape through liquor or drugs using the substances As crutches when the user is afraid to face the threat of the world because of Low regard for his or her own cont. On Pogo a2 Lora Board member has no comment on accusations Austin Eli Mayfield chair Man of the Board of directors today appointed a five member and hoc committee to draw up proposed guidelines which would govern the conduct of Lora employees and Board members in their business contacts with individuals and firms doing bust Ness with the authority named chairman of the com Mittee was John Nash jr., of Austin. Other members Are j c. Strahan Burnet Milton Tate Brenham Tom Dean Cherokee and John Hancock Al Camp Strahan told the bulletin that As a member of the committee he has no comment Quot at the present time Quot but said the committee would probably have a report for the Board at the february meeting at the last meeting of the Lora Board of directors last thursday the directors voted to investigate accusations of official misconduct which had been lodged against general manager Charles herring and others employed by Lara who reportedly were treated to a weekend Hunting trip by Brown and Root the company which is building cont on Page a2
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