Council allocates CAD-board votes and discusses raising fees, Lady Spartans win three straight
Plus, updates on the Spartans boys and Elks boys and girls basketball teams and a look at upcoming Burleson events
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The City Council allocated its votes in the Johnson and Tarrant counties Central Appraisal District Board election, approved raising impact fees and discussed increasing parks-and-recreation fees at its meeting Monday at City Hall.
The council allocated 298 votes to John Wood and 75 to Duaine Goulding in the Johnson County Central Appraisal District Board election and all six of its votes to Gary Losada in the Tarrant County Central Appraisal District Board election.
The 298 votes to Wood give him enough to be elected.
The council also approved city-staff’s recommended roadway impact-fee increases and water and wastewater impact-fee changes at the meeting.
“I’m real concerned about single-family [home developers] saying ‘To heck with you,’” councilmember Phil Anderson said, concerned about the impact-fee increases. “They’re not going to build here. They’ll go down to Joshua or some place.”
The council also discussed increasing parks-and-recreation fees, including increasing Burleson Recreation Center (BRiCk) fees to lower the percentage of the BRiCk’s costs that are paid for by government-subsidy.
Lady Spartans win three straight after loss
After losing 50-38 to White (8-0) Friday, Centennial (6-2) beat the West Mesquite Lady Wranglers (0-8) 47-5 Friday and the Eastern Lady Highlanders (4-4) 55-37 Saturday at Ennis High School in the Ennis Invitational tournament and the Wyatt Lady Chaparrals (3-4) 70-10 Tuesday at Centennial High School.
Centennial is in third place in 5A Region I District 8 non-district standings.
Lady Elks beat Panthers, Elks split tournament
The Burleson Elks varsity girls basketball team beat the Parish Episcopal Panthers 62-38 while the Elks varsity boys went 1-1 in tournament games Thursday.
Before beating Parish Episcopal (3-4) Thursday, the Lady Elks (2-1) lost to the Granbury Pirates (2-1) 44-27 Tuesday at Granbury High School after beating the Grandview Zebras (3-1) 66-50 in their first game of the season.
The Lady Elks play Centennial (6-2) at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The Elks earned their first win of the season, beating the Crockett Cougars (0-3) 43-34 Saturday at Waco Midway High School after losing to the Creekview Mustangs (1-2) 78-42 Friday at Carrolton Creek High School.
The Elks play the Denison Yellow Jackets (1-1) in a neutral tournament game at 3:10 p.m. Friday in Keene.
Spartans lose first two of season
The Centennial Spartans lost to the Mansfield Tigers (1-0) 54-40 Friday at Mansfield High School and to the A&M Consolidated Tigers (1-2) 60-47 Saturday at A&M Consolidated High School in College Station.
Centennial (0-2) plays the San Angelo Central Bobcats (1-0) at 7 p.m. Friday at Centennial High School.
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Council committees meeting
The Burleson City Council Council Policy and Valuation and Community Services committees will meet at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., respectively, Monday at City Hall. The committees will each nominate a committee chair, and Council Policy and Valuation committee will discuss easement and right-of-use agreements and council technology while the Community Services committee will discuss a citizen civic academy and community-engagement initiatives.
Fall Fest at the Farm
Burleson Parks and Recreation is hosting “Fall Fest at the Farm” at 8 p.m. Friday at Russell Farm Art Center. The free event will include a pumpkin walk, hayride, Fall arts and crafts, mechanical bull and train rides and shopping from local kid entrepreneurs.
Lady Elks and Spartans facing off
The Burleson Elks and Centennial Spartans varsity girls basketball teams faceoff at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in their first of two matchups in the 2023-24 season. Centennial won both matchups in 2022-23. Centennial will play the Weatherford Lady Kangaroos (2-1) at 6 p.m. Friday at Centennial High School before its matchup with Burleson Tuesday.
Elks finishing Keene tournament then heading to Amarillo
The Burleson Elks varsity boys basketball team plays the Denison Yellow Jackets (1-1) at 3:10 p.m. and the Young Men’s Leadership Academy (0-3) at 5:50 p.m. Friday and another opponent at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in neutral tournament games in Keene, then plays the Palo Duro Dons (1-1) at 6 p.m. Monday at Palo Duro High School, then the Amarillo Sandies (3-0) at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday at Amarillo High School.
Spartans play Bobcats at home then head to Arlington for Martin tournament
The Centennial Spartans varsity boys basketball team plays the San Angelo Central Bobcats (1-0) at 7 p.m. Friday at Centennial High School, then plays the Copperas Cove Bulldawgs (0-3) at 2:30 p.m. and the Ranchview Wolves (0-2) at 7:30 p.m. Monday and the Boswell Pioneers (0-2) at 11:30 a.m., the Braswell Bengals (2-0) at 3 p.m. and the Martin Warriors (0-3) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Martin High School tournament in Arlington.
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