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Wednesday September 21, 2016 Vol. 143 No. 43 2 sections, 18 pages 'Thank a veteran or emergency first responder every day!' ..................... MIXED ADC 750 1399 05-28-20 27P 6S SMALL TOWN NEWSPAPERS **C005 217 W COTA ST *, SHELTON WA 98584-2283 Hh'"hhl'l"h'%l%,HdM.II,.,.i,ill,...i,q Burner, Texas Hometown newspaper of Brian Quanbeck www,BurnetBulletin.com i By CHRISTI BERTELSON BURNET BULLEHN A year has passed since the final alarm sounded for Daniel Hampton of Burnet County. Sept. 18 marked the an- niversary of the date when Hampton lost his life while transporting a patient via Bur- net Fire and EMS ambulance, colliding with the rear-end of a Peterbilt truck-tractor rig that had stopped on east TX-29 to make a left-hand tum onto a private drive. Hampton had been with Burnet Fire and EMS Depart- ment for two years prior to his death and was the first para- medic that the city has lost in the line of duty. "He was one of the best drivers I've ever ridden with," said Travis Tschoerner; fellow Burnet EMT in a previous in- terview. "We never thought it could happen to someone like him," Burnet EMS Coordina- tor Lealand Raiford said the one-year anniversary of Dan- iel's death opened some old wounds amongst the Burnet first responder family. "It's a delicate situation, but we have tried to continue on with the mission to pro- i tect and serve the community with the accident still on our minds," said Raiford. "The memories are there and will always be there for Daniel, we just have to work our way through them." Over the weekend, the Burnet City Fire department held a private ceremony in honor of Hampton. During the ceremony the Fire department invited all of the Hampton family as well as all the first responders and their families. "This last year we haven't had a lot of time to get togeth- er so we made sure that hap- pened," said Raiford. The department hosted a dinner in which all of the de- partment's families and the Hampton family, including Hampton's parents attended, Hampton.. see Page 3A ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN Burner High School students and supporters participated in the Project Graduation Bulldog Color Run on Saturday morning, Sept. 17, one of the colorful activites coinciding with the annual Burner Art Festival over the weekend. More photos of the color run and art festival can be found on page 8A. ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN Burner High School seniors light stakes with fire burning Burner Bulldog green to light the 2016 Homecoming Bonfire Thursday night, Sept. 15. See more photos of the bonfire and homecoming festivities on page 8A. on new. BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH BURNET BULLETIN The City of Burnet will host a public hearing next week to collect input on the construction of anew Burnet Police Station. The public heating will take place at the regular city council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m., and residents are encour- age to come share opinions and concerns. "We've been looking at getting a new police station for two years now," said Bumet City Manager David Vaughn. "There are pros and cons of every place we have looked at, but it really has come down to two choices." Vaughn said the two spots that are ideal for construction of the new station is the old football field at the intersection of Hill Street and TX 29, and the area just north of the Bumet Fire Sta- tion on US 281. "Before the architect can work on the design, the council needs to decide on the location," Vaughn said. Some of the advantages of the Hill Street site is the ability to spread out first response across the community. "That site gives us an EOC (Emergency Operation Center) in two different areas of the city," Vaughn said, in case of large scale emergencies, and added that it also spread out the infrastructure improvements in the city. "We would be able to maximize the impact of two different new buildings in the community." The disadvantages of that location include the need to move all youth and group activities that take place at that field to Haley Nelson Park. "We've met with the Boys and Girls Club, the soccer league, and the YMCA, and they're all ok with it," Vaughn said, "but we want to hear from everyone in the community. We want tb hear opinions and concerns that we may not have thought of before." The advantages of having the Hoadng. see Page 3A Bumet Your source for Bulldog news! Week ended Sept. 18: 0.00 inches Month to Date: 0.57 inches Y'rD: 36.74 inches Any weather conditions occurring after 8 a.m. Sun- day will be reported the fol- lowing week. Source." Hugh McCoy Hamilton Creek Drive Like us on Bulldog Homecoming King and Queen crowned/ PHOTO BY WAYNE CRAIG/CLEAR MEMORIES Homecoming King and Queen Jax Noah and Elyssa Martinez were crowned on the field just before the start of the Burner Bulldog homecoming football game against the Crocker Cougars on Friday night, Sept. 16. Noted former Burnet resident honored by christening of new street name BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH BURNET BULLETIN Noted Bumet community member and volunteer Ram- sey Clinton will be honored by the christening of a new street name in the developing subdivision of Honey Rock Ranch this October. Burnet City Council unan- imously approved the resolu- tion to dedicate the roadway to the star citizen in a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13. The motion was made by Burnet City Councilmember Tres Clinton, grandson of Ramsey Clinton. "October 12 is the dedi- cation of Ramsey Way," said Burnet City Manager David Vaughn. "He passed away just two years ago." The dedication will take place at 4 p.m. on the street, which is located in the Honey Rock Ranch subdivision at the intersection of US 28 f south of Sunday Drive. The public is welcome to attend. "We would love for as Ramsey Clinton many people to attend as pos- sible," Vaughn said. "He was a great guy. He was always smiling and laughing. He was a fantastic individual." Clinton was active in the Burnet Rotary Club and served in the United States Navy in World War II. He owned and operated a local rock quarry and was one of the creators of Lakeland Hills Memorial Park cemetery on Park Road 4. Ramsey Clinton was the second of four generations of the Clinton family to serve on Burnet City Council. The city was motivated to name a street after Ramsey Clinton after they received a phone call from a Burnet resident who wondered if it could be done. Vaughn said city officials jumped on the opportunity to name this street because "renaming streets becomes difficult. All the addresses have to be changed.", This street however, was a perfect candidate. "Originally it was named Windmill Way, but there was a conflict in the county - an- other street named the same. All the developers were on board and granted their ap- proval to honor him," Vaughn said. "I think they recognized the importance to the city and the community. They thought of it as a way to contribute to that.'~ The ceremony of dedi- cation will include a ribbon cutting and opportunity for members of the Clinton fami- ly to speak.