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Burnet County Bulletin (Newspaper) - March 24, 1977, Burnet, Texas
Hit5f3-x u5u36r inc Villas eds 75235 of electric Consumers May Bear Pec fees Johnson City the electric rate justification request by the City of Marble Falls May set a precedent among other cities served by Pedernales electric cooperative that group Board of directors agreed monday. Meeting in regular session in Johnson City the directors authorized Pec general manager Bennie Fuelberg to hire Guernsey and co. As consultants on the Marble Falls rate study at a Cost to Pec of about $5,. Not Only Are Marble Falls City taxpayers bearing the expense of paying their consultant Jack of candidates answer questions at forum three candidates in the Marble Falls school Board race answered questions about their candidates in a special meeting of the Board of trustees monday evening. Incumbent John Mead of Spicewood John Cammack of Spicewood and Gay Bergman of Marble Falls were asked Why they considered themselves qualified to serve on the school Board. Quot i have a varied background among schools Quot Cammack said. Quot i want to see better education for our kids and better control of Cammack is opposed by Bergman in the bid for place 2. Quot a school Board member should not want to serve for glory or for any reason but to better education Quot Bergman said. Quot As a Parent i am interested in seeing the Best education possible. As a taxpayer i want to see that funds Are spent in the Best Way Mead who is unopposed in his candidacy for place i noted Quot i have a varied background in business plus three years in trying taking trips to the legislature making myself More knowledgeable in the school Board the candidates were asked what the proper channels for corrections of problems which might arise in the schools. Quot a Parent should Contact a member of the administration the Quot of that the Only Way we can do it yes Quot Bergman said. Quot we re going to have to do it Quot Cammack said. Quot there Are going to have to be cases brought to court others will see that we mean Mead said he would have mixed emotions about hiring a tax lawyer until ample time was Given to sending out delinquent tax notices. Quot a certain amount Imti Nudd on Pogo a2 Hopper of Austin to verify Pec findings they May also eventually Bear the $5,000 expense of Pec consultant. Quot it is a directly attributable Cost to Marble Falls City Consumers said Fuelberg. It not the rest of the Pec members who should Bear the Cost the actual decision to Bill the expense directly to Marble Falls customers would be up to the Texas Public utilities commission Fuelberg added. He reported to the Board that an inventory of Pec equipment in the City of Marble Falls has been completed. Guernsey and company will be determining the Cost of Pec service in the City limits of Marble Falls the investment there and the rate of return Pec receives from City electrical Consumers. The consultants have recently completed a rate Case As representatives of Bluebonnet electric cooperative before the state utilities commission. Several other consulting firms submitted bids Guernsey was Low. The situation arose from the fact that the Marble Falls City Council under new Puc rules requested a jurisdiction of the rates its residents must pay Pec for electric service. ? v Jwj Ltd i a a a a j w _ a a r a a a Quot v in a / j a 1 a. A tiny a -5 a to a a 2. I ii Quot a it i 4 / a a. In s \ i. A a Blue Boti Nettro ii 77 a my a. A. A a a to Al v. A a i a. V lha Burnet county bulletin a thursday edition a i vol 104 no. 22 4 sections 24 pages March 24,1977 for More bluebonnets see Page by countdown is Over for Bluebonnet Trail Burnet intermediate elected cheerleaders Friday. Leading the intermediate school will be in Donna Teague Kim Cantrell Janet Fawcett and Lydia Torres. Burnetts cleanup activities to continue through week Burnet cleanup Day in Burnet resulted in a cleaner City thanks to the efforts of residents and volunteers who cleaned and eared trash from around the Irea. The cleanup portion of the project will continue until the end of the week. Anyone whose pick up was missed should Call the chamber of Commerce at 756-4297 to assure a pick up this week. The cleanup project has been termed successful by All those who participated. Quot i think the City should attempt to have Well publicized free Days at the Landfill four times a year Quot commented Joan Puckett chairman of the chamber civic affairs committee. Quot in the interest of a cleaner City it would be Well Worth it for the City to have something in an organized manner like equipment and men from the us. Army Reserve 871st engineering battalion were expected to help with the project but failed to show up because of a communications breakdown. Quot this caused a great Deal of problems because we had t made arrangements for any other dump trucks except for the one from the explained mrs Puckett. But volunteers pitched in and the project went on As scheduled. Burnet intermediate school coach r a. Underwood drove a school truck provided by school District superintendent Bob Wilkin. Stella Hanes a civic affairs committee member Pat Dennis Secretary of the chamber of Commerce and student Jeff Thomas loaded and unloaded the school truck. John Hoover of Hoover builders donated a truck for the project. Paul Shell drove the truck while Pat Shell Kevin Brinkley Darrin Palmer and Peggy Shell helped with the loading and unloading. Justice of the peace Chester Kincheloe and Doug Newton drove a pick up truck. City councilman Richard Sanders and Roy Birdsong hauled All Day Long. A c. Foster drove the City dump truck. Equipment from Lone Star industries provided through the Courtesy of Derell Cowan was used extensively to clean up and haul off debris at the Fox courts on Hwy. 281 n. As Well As on land on 281 s., behind Bostic Bell. Members of the publicity committee under the direction of chairman Pauline Berry served Coffee and Sweet Rolls at . The refreshments were provided through the Courtesy of manager Douglas Moses communications Between Heb and various working groups located throughout town was provided by Harry Kaindl manager of radio station Kalb. The volunteers encountered some minor trouble picking up 10, 12, and 14 foot branches and thorny Bushes. Kitchen appliances were picked up and separated at the dump. Ordinary garbage was not picked up because it cannot be dumped at the same site and because the City provides a regular pick up for garbage. Quot cleanup Day was successful Quot mrs. Puckett said. Quot the town does indeed look a whole lot better thanks to the efforts of individual people who cleaned up because we were going to pick Isbell offers a no comments Burnet Quot no comment Quot has become the Choice words of Kalb disc jockey Mike Isbell when asked if he underwent a polygraph test last Friday in Austin. Isbell who alleges he was kidnapped at gun Point March 9 from his Post at Kalb refuses to state whether he underwent the test or not. It is understood by informed sources that Quot he did take the the Validity of the alleged kidnapping has been questioned by several sources Quot i can t definitely say if it was or was t a hoax Quot Texas Ranger Troy Porterfield has stated nature has once again provided the Blue wonders for the Highland lakes tourist association Bluebonnet Trail festivities. Plans Are winding up and the activities Are about to begin for the 1977 Bluebonnet Trail. Shows will be held this weekend and next weekend in Burnet Marble Falls Granite Shoals Kingsland Llano and Buchanan dam. Arts and crafts will be exhibited during the shows. Prizes will be Given away and visitors will have an Opportunity to Purchase some of the paintings needlework and hand crafts which will a displayed at the shows. The Marble Falls chamber of Commerce has scheduled the dedication of the new head quarters and museum for March 26. Open House for the restored depot will run from March 26 through april 4. Tourists Are encouraged to visit the Many historical Sites in the area and to join in the Bluebonnet Trail activities. For details of the Bluebonnet Trail events see Section a Page i. Army air fore mock War helicopters in the air military Camps surrounding Burnet and base Camp at Burnet municipal Airport provide the setting for a mock War in the Central Texas area. Joint readiness exercise Are Gallant Crew 77 has brought about 27,000 Active army and air Force personnel and 1,300 Reserve personnel to the area for a for a joint army air Force exercise this week. It is expected to be the most comprehensive electronic warfare and communications oriented exercise Ever conducted at fort Hood and around the Central Texas area. The primary objective of Gallant Crew 77 is Quot to train the joint readiness of selected Active and Reserve army and tactical air Force forces in the offensive and defensive operation in an electronic warfare troops from fort Hood and seven other installations and Reserve troops from 12 states have moved into the Burnet area to carry out what it. A. Robert m Shoemaker commander at it. Hood called Quot the largest army Man Euver exercise of its kind in the United states this during Gallant Crew 77, both a command Post exercise cpx and Field training exercise Fpx will be conducted. The cpx and Jde opposing ii with elements of the 1st Cav. Div. As the opposing Force ofor for the entire exercise. Ill crops 2nd army. Div., 6th Cav be. Air combat units and stamens of the 13th corps. Support command co com serving As the Friendly army forces a for will oppose the let Civ. Civ. A for Headquarters will be co located with air Force forces afford it Camp Swift seat of Austin. For the fax Quot three brigade Headquarters and a combined total of 8 to to Man Euver battalions and combat support units will oppose each opposing a for and ofor combat units on Post will execute free play tactical operations to find one another unit and Man Euver their unit against each other. Tank and mechanized infantry platoons will be moving freely across it. Hood a Man Euver eras during the exercise. No Winner has been predetermined. Readiness command re com a evaluators and controllers will often be flown directly to Field site where unit end up facing one another to review their positions and tactical plans and then make a judgement on which unit won
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