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Williams said these "arguably unconsti- Williams said that Obama's executive tutional" firearm restrictions in California Congressman Roger Williams (Rep-25) took a stand in a Marble Falls sporting goods order would not have stopped any0f the re- and Chicago weren't working. store this past Thursday, Jan. 21, in order to cent shooting tragedies that "he so shame- "If our liberal academic president had his denounce the executive order made by Pres- lessly uses to promote his anti-gun agenda," way, he would gut the second amendment ident Barack Obama relating to guns and to adding that before the gun attack in San Ber- totally by himself, and he's talking about it clarify his personal stance on gun issues, nardino, California, on Dec. 2 was attributed today," Williams said. "It has been six years During an announcement delivered at to ISIS terrorists, that incident and others since Nidal Hasanmurdered 13 of his fellow Rods, Barrels & Strings in Marble Falls, the including the attack in Chattanooga, Tennes- congressman said he was against the execu- see, on July 18 and the 2009 shooting at Fort Williams... see Page 5 tive order issued by Obama following recent Hood, Texas, were used by those opposing ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNETBUI_LETIN shooting tragedies in the nation and said that individual rights to bear arms. Texas Congressman Roger Williams (Rep- "through his actions and - frankly - his in- "All these acts were perpetrated by 25) minced no words on Thursday, Jan. actions, either demonstrated his ignorance, Islamic extremists," Williams said. "Ap- 21, when he denounced the gun stance or intentional dishonesty with the American parently, the constitutional scholar in the and executive order of President Barack people." Whitehouse doesn't understand that, or can't Obama at Rod, Barrels & Strings outdoor Williams stated that he personally be- say that. He thinks our nation's gun laws are supply retail store in Marble Falls. ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPHIBURNET BULLETIN A firefighter works to douse any hot spots remaining on the On Monday afternoon, Jan. 25. Among those respondingto scene of this strucutre fire that completely consumed the the scene to assist were volunteer firefighters from Burnet, Ben and Betty Alexander homestead on County Road 201 Cassie and Oakalla departments. e By ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH NO one was injured during Bu ErBuLLErlN the fire, but the nearly'historic house burned to the ground. A house fire on Monday Firefighters from Bumet afternoon, Jan. 25, cost one Volunteer Fire Department Bumet 'County resident her (VFD,) Cassie VFD and 70-year-old childhood home. Oakalla VFD fought to con- Betty Chaney watched tain the fire from spreading to firefighters quench the flames surrounding trees and neigh- of what was left of the Ben and boring properties. Officers Betty Alexander residence on from the Burnet County Sher- her land on County Road 201 iff's Department were also on after a fire started at about 3:45 scene. p.m. Burnet VFD Chief Randy "It was built in the early Meeks said by the time fire- 40s," she said. "It's where I fighters arrived there wasn't grew up." much they could do. Chaney said she lives on "When i first got there, another piece of land further the roof had already caved in. east on Farm to Market Road Only a couple of walls were 963, and had been renting out still standing," he said. the house to a family of three, The home burned quickly two of whom were away at the time of the fire. I:111... see Page 3 Christ Yoder landing on all four feet BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH .... BuRNET BULLETIN The Christ-Yoder Animal Shelter is recovering little by little due thanks to the dona- tions from both local govern- ment and individuals. After nearly closing its doors in July, planned contri- butions from Burnet County, Llano County and their respec- tive municipalities, along with generous private donations have breathed life back into the shelter. Dr. Dan McBride, a Burnet veterinarian and the vice pres- ident of the Hill Country Hu- mane Society that administers the shelter, said the donations were warranted and "have been a blessing." "These funds have allowed us to keep the shelter open," he said. "We're very pleased to have the support." McBride said the shel- ter is run by two very dedi- cated women and a staff of volunteers. "Most people don't real- ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/HIGHLAND LAKES NEWSPAPERS Stray pups like these that were dumped on county roads may end up at the Christ-Yoder Animal Shelter. And, if they're lucky like these three boys were on Monday, they will find loving homes. The shelter is an open admission facility that serves Burnet and Llano counties and their municipalities. ize the number of animals that they take in," he said. "It out- grew it's support. The number of animals they took in made demands on the staff and bud- Candidates get... A lot of things got ahead of the volunteers." McBride said the shelter Shelter... see Page 5 speak out :22~2,-2Z'2Z;S222722. ...... 2:2:E22~Y2S2Z:Z'S:2.T2~E:SZ252~ Week ended Jan, 24: in local forum 0.00 inches BY CHRISTI BERTELSON Month to Date: Bu~er BvLLerm Incumbent District 20 0.14 inches State Rep. Marsha Farney, WrD: 0.14 inches Ph.D., and challenger for her place in the Texas House, Any weather conditions Terry Wilson of Marble Falls, occurring after 8 a.m. Sunday expressed strong views during will be reported the following the Burnet County Republican week. Club Candidate Forum held Source: Hugh McCoy Thursday night, Jan. 21, at the Hamilton Creek Drive Burnet Community Center. Co-hosted by the Burnet llII!I[I!LIII!![I![Illll Chamber of Commerce and the Burnet Bulletin, the forum a 5 Forum... see Page 2 to vote Candidate forums have been so widely attended, it is clear voters are arming themselves with facts before making their decisions in the March 1 Primary Election. But remember, residents have to register to vote and the deadline is Monday, Feb. 1. Early voting will be from Feb. 16-26 and the last day re- quests for a ballot by mail can be accepted is Feb. 19. A ballot by mail must be received by election day March 1. Register... see Page 2 i BCISD approves spending $347,000 on turf, track, tennis, more BY CHR1STI BERTELSONfellowship before the meeting through detailed reports, ad- BURNETBULLErlN began, here to issues that our parents The principals of Burnetdeem important and whole- Burnet 'Consolidated In- schools also presented the heartedly commit to the ac- dependent School Districtboard members with special tions that will benefit our (CISD) School Board trustees certificates and Bulldog shirts students and employees," Me- met for the first time this year in recognition of their service. Burnett said. on Monday, Jan. 18, with a !'3,000 young minds are Board approves compelling call to action, currently being shaped in the spending $347,000 The gripping introduc-district and our board mem- Also during last week's tion, acknowledged January bers dedicate their time and meeting, the school board i as School Board Recogni- effort that our students ob- approved spending a total tion Month and this year's tain the best academic expe- of $347,000 out of its Fund theme was "Superheroes for rience possible," said Keith Balance for a variety of new Schools". McBurnett, superintendent of projects. Any funds not spent Members of the board and schools, would b returned into the their families joined BCISD "They attend countless administrators for dinner and meetings, listen intently, siftBCISB... see Page 5 CHRISTI BERTELSONIBuRNET BuLLETIN Dr. Dawn Buckingham, Reed Williams, Ryan Downton, Burnet forum Jan. 21 to maketheir stands known on current Susan King, R.N., Dr. Brent Mayes, and Jon Cobb use the issues in Texas.