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Burnet County Bulletin (Newspaper) - January 31, 1977, Burnet, Texas P. C. Box Dallas Texas 7523? county attorney Stratton ready to move into new quarters and get to work Burnet i m grateful to the commissioners court for making things easier a said new Burnet county attorney Gene Stratton this week who to getting Reedy to move into vacant upstairs office space in the courthouse. Last monday commissioners granted his request for the Taace As Well As a request for new Oft ice equipment and a Secretary to help him sort out the problems facing the attorney s duties. For one thing til have a piece to go and study the cases to explore the Legal alternatives a Stratton told the bulletin. With the new office equipment. Til have the facilities to spread out and Gat to work a he said. The Secretary can help immensely. Shell be hired on a six month trial period to see if a Secretary for this office is needed permanently Quot right now the office is establishing some organizational priorities developing the areas where Legal attention is needed a Stratton explained. Quot one area for example is hot checks. We re looking for a successful economic Way to prosecute hot Check writers through this office. When i say economic i also mean in terms of the time and Anergy it takas to develop a successful he said. Quot it makes Little sense to file a Case under any heading unless certain requirements for a Good Case can be made. Say in the Case of hot checks if we let merchants know what facts do constitute a Good Casa than merchants can work with the attorneys office smoothly and help Stop the hot checks. This is an important area since ail prosecuting attorneys run into the problem of the Quality of the prosecuting evidence. The amount of evidence. Its reliability the Way it s presented in court the Way it was gathered by the police All these aspects can detract from a successful Casa he pointed out. According to Stratton a Good organization system can smooth Community communication and participation. Right now for instance theres no Good Cross filing system for the cases being prosecuted. Quot i m having to do quite a bit of sorting out information trying to find Soma candies on How to work this thing. My experience is limited this being my first term in Public office but i think i can bring Soma enthusiasm to the Job he concluded. The commissioners also approved almost $2,000 Worth of office equipment including a new ism typewriter and new office furnishings. The corp intones accepted the bid of $1,178 by Hilt country office systems for the new furnishings Abo approved by the court was the hiring of a Secretary for him for $2.75 in hour for a month trial period. The try s salary will a funded the 1977 comprehensive foment Twining act title i. The Burnet count bulletin Burnet county Deputy Steve Moreno checking for clues to attempted breaking. Firearms hardware stolen Burnet county Supply burglarized Burnet fourteen firearms ammunition for each of the guns three Chain saws a cattle sprayer a display Case full of knives four ski saws three drills four sockets sets and numerous miscellaneous tools were stolen shortly after Midnight thursday from Burnet county Supply com Pany. Officer Roger Holland who arrived at the scene shortly after fled from the building estimated the stolen merchandise at $4,700 and said that there Ware no suspects in the burglary at this time. The thieves entered the build ing by prying open a sliding door at the store s rear loading Entrance. Holland said that an Aye witness who happened to a walking by the business and saw two men inside ran to the Exxon station at Hwy. 281 and 29 and called the police. A two Man Ware seen in the building a a the officer said a and it is possible that a third Man is involved although officers have no suspects at this time an intensive investigation has bean launched. Annexation petition readied in Marble Falls Marble Falls residents of Pecan Valley May soon become citizens of Marble Falls if a petition to Annex the area is approved by the City Council. Quot the petition has been circulated and is ready to be presented to the City Henry Enck president of the Pecan Valley property owners association said Friday. Pecan Valley which has developed by Joe Vickers of Marble Falls includes about 50 houses and is located South of the area which was annexed by the City Council two weeks ago. The property owners association had to wait until the City approved the first annexation petition before presenting their own. The petition contains 55 names for annexation seven against and six residents abstaining constituting a majority of residents. Enck said he is not sure when the petition will be presented and City manager Dick Zimmerman said the City Council will probably schedule a special heating when they receive Burnet county Library Board meeting school trustee to announce decision tuesday Burnet incumbent trustee Sally Williams will announce whether she Wilt run for re election to the Burnet school Board at a special press conference at the Highlander inn at 2 30 p in tomorrow tuesday mrs Williams has not indicated that she will run Tor a second term but her candidacy is expected running Tor place seven will be Joy Taylor of Burnet who has been an Active member of the it a Ana has served As finance for the past four years furnishing bids to be opened Burnet bids on the furnishings for the new Herman Brown Library in Burnet will be opened at 2 tuesday. Feb 1 and the Burnet county Library Board will hear a report on the furnishings at their meeting wednesday feb 2. Also on the Agenda will be a financial report by Ethel Benedict the new budget treasurer and tile Board will discuss employee salaries Charles Croft architect will present his Bill along with the contractor s partial payment Esti mate and other building items circulation reports for Burnet Briggs Bertram and Marble Faits will be Given and librarian Willie Mae Price will announce up coming Library events. Barnes break in nets Only $13 Marble Falls a lot of Effort for Little Reward is what budgets got thursday night when they broke into w f and j f Barnes in Marble fells Marble Falls City marshal Rem hard Reeh told the bulletin Quot the burglars sorted through a few desks but Only took $13 in change a he said that even though the store stocked Many merchandise items the Small amount of change was the Only thing reported mis sing the burglars apparently entered the building Atter prying open a sliding door Reeh said that Quot probably the same group a of burglars also entered f and r specially on Hwy 1431 but Only stole a Small amount of merchandise probe continues in attempted clinic break in Burnet a Burnet county sheriffs deputies and City police officers were called to Sheppard clinic about 930 . Tuesday to investigate an attempted break in at the clinic on Hwy 29 West of Burnet. Or. And mrs. William Wilson were cleaning the clinic when they heard noises and thought someone was knocking on the Back door. Mrs. Wilson told Deputy Steve Moreno that they were expecting a Friend to pick them up at the clinic and it first thought Tiit the knocking was their Friend. However the no Lees continued end sounded like hammering end coming from the roof mrs. Wilson reported. At that time mrs. Wilson opened that Beck door on the South Side of the clinic and shouted. Quot who s there Quot she said that when she spoke the hammering quit and she went to cell the sheriffs office while her husband stood near the Beck door. Wilson said that he did not see or hear anyone come Down from the clinic roof. When the deputies and officers arrived no suspects could be found near the building. Upon investigation they found stat the Bottom portion of Tho roof Hatch had been prayed but not opened. Burglars apparent la wart not Awara that the Hatch was in closed by a 1/4 to 1/2-Inch steel casing. Templs shoe prints waft found on int ledge of the roof and limbs on the tree adjacent to the building were broken. Deputy Moreno said that the burglar must have been a Small person because the Tennis shoe print was smell end the tree would not support a Large or heavy person. Several suspects Wert checked successful to and the investigation it continuing. A a a Donald Glover Mike Gantry two bus students make state choir Burnet two members of the Burnet High school choir have placed in the top 25 of thous ands of High school vocalists competing throughout the state. Donald Glover a Junior placed As an alternate to the All state choir of Texas in the Jan 8 auditions also qualifying from Burnet was senior Mike Gentry who was unable to attend the auditions. Glover and Gentry first auditioned for the am District choir oct. 2 with several other bus choir members both qualified for All District and auditioned for the a Region Chon in Nove Liei when they placed High in the rankings. Glover was one of the four Best Tenor la s in the Region and Gentry was fifth Best Bass la because of their High placing both boys were eligible to compete in the area choir tryouts Al addition to Par tic paling in the High school choir Gentry is also a member of the first methodist Church an accomplished Pian isl and organist he also serves As accompanist for his school and Church choirs Gentry who is the son of or and mrs Don Glover of Burnet is the fest chair Horn in the bulldog band j

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