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Burnet County Bulletin (Newspaper) - May 5, 1977, Burnet, Texas
Re values a num Burnat school District landowners discuss Ber of landowners in the met with members of the Burnet . Board tuesday night to discuss proposed ranch land values. Pictured above is Richard Yahr an attorney with Tho Texas legislative Council and landowner in the Burnet school District who exp fined House Bill 750, now being discussed by the state legislature. A Howdy room begins Marble Falls Chili Cook offs Are almost the most popular pastime in Texas and the Howdy Roo would t be Howdy Roo if it did t include the distinctive Aroma of the official dish of Texas Chili. But Howdy Roo would t be the same without Many other activities either. So Friday night a Street dance will kick off this year s Howdy Roo with music provided by the popular group misty. And saturday will begin with a pet show and the fierce and fast Competition of armadillo races to entertain until Chili cooking begins in Earnest. The Cook off begins at noon judging of the nearly 50 pots of Chili entered begins at 4 . And winners will be announced by 4 30. Of the judges survive the spices a couple of new Howdy room yeller pages now feature daily to log Burnet the yeller pages a new and unique supplement to the Burnet county bulletin Hill country news and North Austin suburban news Nas made its initial appearance this week. The yeller pages offers Complete to listings classified ads real estate listings and crossword puzzles. For those of you who wish to use the classified or display advertising you might like to know that by the end of May the yeller pages will have a distribution of Over 50,000 copies reaching nearly every Community within a 40 mile radius of Burnet and Austin. This is approximately ten times the circulation of any weekly print Media in Central Texas and Only slightly less than austins daily newspapers we want to hear from you about How you feel about the yeller pages just drop us a card or Call us at 756 6136 in Burnet and let Lus know if you have any suggestions look for the a yeller pages Section in this newspaper you can t miss them they Are Bright yellow events will enliven saturday night with melodrama and a Talent show. And the highlight of the whole she bang the miss Howdy Roo contests will be held sunday afternoon. This year a Quot Little miss Howdy Roo Quot will be chosen As Well As a Quot miss Howdy contestants in the miss Howdy Roo contest Are in alphabetical order Bridgette Burnam Janet Crownover Robin Grant Howerton Patricia Pease Missy Lippi and Debbie Varner. Judges will come from out of town and their identities will remain secret As Long As possible. Throughout the weekend food Booths and arts and crafts will be on display at the Howdy Roo grounds at City Park in Marble Deputy will live in Bertram Burnet the Burnet county sheriff s department wednesday announced the addition of Chuck Johnston to its Force. Johnston 42, began work As a sheriff s Deputy wednesday and will reside in the Bertram area. He replaces Steve Moreno who resigned from the sheriff s department May i to return to employment with the City of Burnet As a City police officer. Moreno had been a patrolman with the City but had resigned to accept employment with the Burnet county sheriff s depart ment As a county Deputy. Johnston previously worked five years As a sheriff s Deputy with the Dallas county sheriff s department. More recently Johnston has worked As a surgeon s assistant and has been involved in the ranching and cattle transporting business. He is married to Barbara Fox formerly of Marble Falls and has a ten year old son. By Richard Moree Burnet Burnet county land owners tuesday night told the Burnet school trustees that their group would prefer an Bond Issue rather than the ranch land re evaluation As proposed by the school District. The landowner s committee met tuesday night with the Board of trustees to discuss the school tax situation facing the Burnet Cist. Jim Luther local businessman and rancher acting As spokesman for the landowners told the Board Quot we just want to survive we re not unhappy with the Board but just want to be better the group heard Richard Yahr an attorney with the Texas legislative Council and landowner in the Burnet school District explain the ramifications of he 750. Yahr told the group that the Burnet Cist Quot would stay just about the same under the Quot the Bill does not mandate a to increase Quot Yahr said. After hearing a Brief explanation of he 750, the landowners were told by Gene Taylor president of the school Board that Quot the school needs to raise More Taylor said Quot the school District will need More Money to operate next he cited a 3 per cent budget surplus of $60,000 this year As Quot operating too Taylor said this narrow margin does not allow for anything to go wrong referring to possible added expenditures such As unexpected maintenance. Luther questioned Quot whether the re evaluation was really the landowners were inquiring As to Why the school budget must be increased by approximately $100,000 As suggested by the Board. Former Board president . Price explained that the present elementary school was Over crowed and that roughly four new classrooms we a needed. Quot we need to come up with some Way to House these students Quot Price added. The landowners suggested the school District increase the Over All tax valuation for everyone on the school tax Roll instead of Quot just aiming the increases at the one Large Lump sum. Luther said Quot he would per tonally work for a Bond he s us that ranchers would be Happy to help raise Money for the school District but did not see How they could stand the the ranchers concern had originally begun when the school District proposed a 150 per cent increase in land valuations compounded by the fact that Many of the county s ranchers can not qualify for the agricultural exemption. Trustees agreed to study the school system s Energy plan to attempt to Cut what Ever costs possible. Board president Gene Taylor pointed out that Quot the air conditioning duct system in the High school Quot was not insulated nor was a return air system Quot i m sure this costs us lots of additional Money Quot Taylor added. No decisions were derived from the meeting. Both the land owners and the school trustees agreed to continuing the search. N Raliegh Ross local rancher for additional funding for the asked the Board to consider the school system Over All tax Roll valuation adding discussion will continue at the Quot Small increase such As a Bond not regular session of the Burnet Issue would bring would be much Cist Board meeting. Better than hitting ranchers with miss Burnet contest Winner will receive $1 of prize ? the Winner of the miss Burnet Beauty pageant will receive $100.00 and the first and second runners up will receive $25.00 each Pauline Berry has announced. Mrs. Berry is chairperson of the Public relations committee of the chamber of Commerce. The deadline for entry in the pageant has been extended until tuesday May to 1977. A girls who Are not less than 17 years of age or More than 27 years of age on july 15, 1977, and have never been married Are encouraged to enter the pageant. Contestants must live in the Burnet consolidated Independent school District. Contestants will appear in a one piece swimsuit and in formal gown of their Choice. Contestants must furnish their own swimsuit and gown. Judging will be on Beauty of figure and face Charm poise and personality. The Winner of the miss Burnet pageant and the first and second runners up will appear in the miss Highland lakes Beauty pageant which is an official miss Texas universe pageant preliminary contest. Miss Texas universe competes in the miss Usa pageant. The miss Burnet pageant will he june 3 at 7 30 . In the High school auditorium. Admission to the pageant will be 12 for adults and $1.00 for children. Tickets will be on Sale from any committee member of the Public relations committee end at the chamber office and at the door the night of the pageant. Entries with sponsors so far Ara Susie Owens sponsored by Burnet fire department Patty Bridges sponsored by Tower Steakhouse Sandra Williams sponsored by Merkle Williams Chevrolet Olds Donna Millsap sponsored by Clendennen Mart Jill Miller sponsored by Edgar Flower and gift shop Sheri Lynn Blacklock sponsored by Box sales Agency and Tonja Nyquist sponsored by Galloway company. After resigning Deputy Job Moreno returns As patrolman in h it a jilted Burnet former Burnet City policeman Steven Moreno who resigned his position As a county Deputy with the Burnet county sheriff s department May i returned to the City payroll monday night As a City patrolman. Moreno had submitted on april 8 a letter of resignation to Burnet county sheriff Wallace Riddell Ridden stating his intention to resign from the sheriff s department effective May i. Moreno had previously worked As a patrolman for the City of Burnet but had resigned to go to work for the sheriff s depart ment. Ridden told the bulletin that Moreno had Quot been a pretty Good hand and wished him Luck in whatever he chose to Burnet City manager Jack i Pipit stated that the City was Quot satisfied with Moreno s past work and were Happy to have him Moreno stated work conditions As his primary reason for leaving county employment and returning to City employment. Quot i will have More time off to be with my family Quot Moreno said Moreno said the City work schedule was less demanding than that of the county citing the 24 hour on Call situation with the sheriff s department. Quot the City otters set hours on their work schedule he added. Moreno in describing his first night with the City said Quot it did t Sart off too Moreno reported that he answered an Quot Active alarm Quot at 4 29 a m. St Burnet s Gibson discount Center. Upon arriving at Gibson a Moreno said he received a dispatch stating that an Auto Mobile had struck a Culvert near Gibson s and was advised to Check it out. In doing so Moreno discovered that an Auto had actually struck the Culvert and upon investigation found the Driver to be intoxicated. Quot i arrested him and than proceeded to Gibson s to Check out the alarm system. Moreno said that he Quot thought the alarm system might have been triggered by the automobile striking the electrical line. However Moreno discovered two juveniles Ages 9 and 16, in Gibsons. Moreno said he apprehended the youths and Raco ared Ell items taken by them. The youths were turned Over to juvenile authorities Moreno said. Bartram Nalliva featured. Page As Burnet Swimm Trioln state by Burna filamentary Uil canted of a Pascal us saturday night in Marble Falla disturbed by h High Spaak a3 Cam plate Dally to guide to puzz Laa entertain in ant Baal fixate listings Budne a directory. Sat yeller pages Section judge dismisses restraining order Llano a a temporary restrain ing order issued april 26 against seven Buchanan dam residents was lifted by 33rd District judge Jenny Hammond after a Mara Thon eight hour show cause hearing wednesday in Llano. So intense was the hearing that the participants who began the session at 9 a.m., did not even break for lunch. Judge Hammond dismissed the temporary restraining order and refused to Issue a temporary injunction at 6 . Yesterday. Defendants represented by attorney Alvin nored of Burnet were Rue Dean Norman Mildred Logan Regina Hauck Ellen Dake Bill Mcfadden c and Wayne Clark. The temporary restraining Ord Der which asked that the seven defendants be enjoined from circulating petitions and discuss ing their differences among Volunteer firemen was issued at the request of the Buchanan Community Center Volunteer fire department inc., Board of trustees. Five of the defendants had been officers in that organization but were recently voted out by the Board. According to nored those involved were told to Quot Settle the matter among themselves Quot and attempt to work together for a settlement of their problems preferably without attorneys. William Crenshaw a Lake Buchanan resident and attorney for the acc Mfd said the restraining order was filed to Quot maintain status quo in the acc Mfd until a hearing on merits could be the defendants and others have filed and received a state charter for a separate Volunteer fire department in the Lake Buchanan area. My Rozum Conter inc. Xxx . Box 536 Dallas Texas 75235 a thursday edition a vol. 104 no. 33 32 pages 5 sections May 5,1977h some landowners favor Bond the Burnet county
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