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Burnet County Bulletin (Newspaper) - November 21, 1977, Burnet, Texas
By v a Vav fairs Conter it inc to. Box -5-35 d?lla3, i exes 7r23 j xxx Nti Nues to Lead in retail sales Bullock forecasts Christmas shopping spree the latest statistics issued by state comptroller Bob Bullock s office show the merchants of Marble Falls doing increased business while Burnet takes the Lead in net payments of City sales and use tax allocations. During the period ending november 3, Burnet rated a net payment from the comptroller of $7,887.28, an increase of 25 per cent Over last year while Marble Falls received less and grew More meriting $5,879.11, an increase of 46 per cent. These most recent checks from Bullock s office bring the total for Burnet in 1977 to $96,867.31, up Over the 1976 total in november of $77,457.09 Marble Falls total for this year is $112,070.09 up from the 1976 figure at the same data of $76,399 31 Bullock in a cover letter to the monthly summary said that texans May be headed for their biggest Christmas Holiday shopping spree Ever if retail sales continue at their current brisk Pace. Bullock said that City sales tax collections a prime indicator of the buying Public s mood Are up an impressive 22 per cent to Date Over last year the biggest increase in recent years Quot this increase in retail sales reflects a growing Confidence in the Texas Economy which we feel will carry Over into the Holiday shopping period Quot Bullock said. Of everything continues to go As expected Texas merchants should have one of their Best Holiday sales seasons Bullock said that 800 Texas cities were mailed checks last tuesday totalling $19 2 million As their november share of the one per cent City sales tax this brings the total to Date for the year to $307.7 million up from $252 million for the same period last year City sales tax collections which registered a 13 per cent increase in 1975, were up 14 5 per cent last year. I he City of Houston will receive the largest of the november rebate checks $4 3 million that raises the City s total for the year to $62.6 million up 19 per cent Over last year. Dallas will get $2 1 million san Antonio $958,009 and fort Worth $705 748 the Burnet county bulletin 25 jump shot round Allers Are brushing up their style at Burnat High As basketball season gets underway photo by Milas Hawthorne vol 04, no.89 Richard mock mock to Aid a Crump Burnet attorney Richard mock has been named As the probable Choice for the first assist ant District attorney in the area. Quot it s not for sure Quot mock said explaining that the Money is Avail Able for d a. Lewis Crump to hire an assistant but because he has never had one there is some uncertainty about the procedure. Quot it s just a matter of getting the paperwork done Quot mock said. The 33rd judicial District covers Blanco Llano Burnet Mason san Saba and Menard counties. Mock would be working primarily in Llano and Burnet counties. Quot it s Gonna be an interesting position Quot the Burnet attorney said and though he said he did not know when the appointment would be official some sources believe the paperwork should be finished before the end of december. Bulldog and Mustang bands rated next to Best round Rock area High school marching bands gathered in round Rock last week for the University interscholastic league Uil Region xviii marching con test and Burnet and Marble Falls musicians came Home with next to Best ratings the marching contest is judged on a four Point system the top score is a i and the Bottom score is a in. The bulldog marching band and the Mustang marching band both received ratings of la during wednesday afternoon s judging of a bands. The results of the a judging listed the top performers who received ratings of i they Are Giddings High school Columbus High school Lagrange High school and Elgin High school with Burnet and Marble Falls in the la ratings were bands from Leander Hays consolidated Lul my. Dripping Springs Smithville Pflugerville Caldwell and Bastrop. Manor High school and Weimar High school were the Low scorers with ratings of Iii. The contest extended Over two Days with aaa and Kaaa bands competing tuesday class b and a bands competed wednesday morning and the a bands per formed their Dills wednesday afternoon. Judges in the contest were Dan Gibbs of Monahans High school Richard Gibby of Uvalde High school and Tom Burns of Royal High school Brookshire Texas Gerald a Babbitt of round Rock High was the contest 21,1977 House race a is a real horse race Burgess Burnet Jack Burgess re publican candidate for Tho . Congress brought his Campaign to Burnet wednesday night Tell my a group of local citizens that the Campaign so far Quot is a real horse Burgess who ran against w r Poage in the last 11th District House election was on a three Day Campaign tour through the District announcing his Cand Dacy and seeking support the Waco businessman told his audience at the Highlander inn that it is up to volunteers to Advance the two party system in the traditionally democratic area Quot i hate to put it this Way Quot he said Quot but a lot of the time the party is More important than the he added that Republican Ideo titration Quot is not an easy Label to carry around in this part of the country Quot but with three democrats already vying for their party s votes in the primary and with the possibility of Murray Watson entering the democratic race As a Quot spoiler Quot the demo critic primary Battle promises to be Quot a free for All Quot which should be a study of what s left of the democratic Quot but that s an outside biased opinion Quot he said with a smile Burgess who holds a masters degree in economics said Many of his supporters Are not re pub Beans and he plans to work among Blue Collar groups who Are often More conservative than the Republican mainstream but Don t know where to put their vote and Money Quot Quot labor leadership does no tap predate some of my views Quot he said Burgess said that though the Republican party has limited strength in Texas he would not run As a Democrat because 8/ per cent of the democratic party is controlled by the Al clo. Responding to a question from the Bui of tin Burgess said the inf Luem e of labor in the area would be less than in districts where More organized labor is concentrated his analysis of die democratic fat e was that either Marvin Loath or i Lyndon Olson or would carry the democratic vote outside of Waco in answer to another question Burgess said Waco was More Liberal than the surrounding areas and though he implied that Lane Denton would draw a Good Many votes in Wico Fie also claimed that his support in that City is Strong John Conn ally s endorsement of Burgess during the last Camp sign wits the sex governor s first endorsement of a Republican congressional candidate Bur Gess said adding that the in Dor Bement helped turn to raise $85,000 in one night. A for Gor prospects in future presidential rates Burgess said Ronald Reagan was perhaps get Ting too a along in to be viable Choice but that Connelly would be a Good candidate Quot where else Are you going to get i Republic an who s conservative a is Well As articulate Quot a asked. Burgess said ins last Campaign against Poage was a Friendly one and that die retiring congressman is still a customer at one of Burgess s gasoline stations in Waco apparently seeing an Opportunity in the growing rank of demo critic candidates Burgess said he expects them to Quot do damage to each other getting to june the Date of the primary then Well pick up the Burgess the father of five daughters was travelling with his wife Loy he said his Campaign will help Quot get in j of some of the idiots we have in Disneyland East Quot As he referred to Washington do High and dry at the North end of inks Lake Are these boats and boat houses which went Down with the water when the Lara lowered the inks Lake level 10 feet. The water Wilt be Back to the Normal level november 29 after homeowners along the Lake have had an Opportunity to repair and maintain their Council considers Industrial water line Burnet Tho Burnet City Council will take up the Issue of a Waer line from pos Mountain to Tho Industrial Park at their meeting tuesday night the Council is also expected to resume their review of a lengthy list of priority Doms compiled by City manager Jack Tippit and five aldermen. The 12 Inch water line which would provide Industrial Park with 40 pounds of pressure with a flow of 2,000 Gallons per minute has been proposed and planned though the Council ties yet to decide whether to let the bid planning Board to meet Burnt t the Burnet planning and zoning commission is scheduled to meet tonight Mon Day at i 30 p m in the Council Chambers at City Hall tie commissioners have Only one item on their Agenda arid that is a discussion with or. Howard Balanoff the director of Community development at South West Texas state University the planning and zoning commission voted at its last meeting to continue discussion with the Sutsu development group concerning updating the City s master plan. The current plan was developed in 19/0 by a separate plan Ning group Bryant Curington of Austin
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