Spartans and Railroaders win, restaurant awning loses
Centennial remained undefeated in its victory over Saginaw Thursday, the Cleburne Railroaders win game one of playoff series and City Council doesn't approve an awning in Old Town
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Council approves budget and doesn't approve Old Town restaurant awning
City Council approved the fiscal-year 2023-24 budget and discussed adding an awning at Old Texas Brewing Company in Old Town and changing meeting structures at its meeting Tuesday at City Hall.
Council unanimously approved increasing the No New Revenue Rate 3.5% despite meeting-attendees Jake Wernette and Mattew Lucci voicing concerns over increasing taxes.
While the budget passed unanimously, one item council didn’t pass was adding an awning over the Old Texas Brewing Company patio area in Old Town.
Council didn’t file a motion to approve or disapprove the restaurant’s request to build a removeable awning over its temporary patio area in parking spots in front of the restaurant after discussing it and voicing concerns about building a permanent structure on what’s supposed to be a temporarily-used space, the safety of the space in general and the aesthetics of the structure.
Council also discussed changing its regular meeting start time to 5:30 p.m. and changed the meeting structure to hear reports last so presenters have a better idea of when they’d need to arrive at meetings.
Full council meeting recap:
Centennial remains undefeated, beats Saginaw
The Centennial Spartans (3-0) varsity football team beat the Saginaw Rough Riders (0-3) 40-13 Thursday at Burleson ISD Stadium.
Centennial has outscored its opponents 89-32 through its first three games of 2023.
Centennial plays The Colony High School Cougars (0-2) at 7 p.m. September 15 at Burleson ISD Stadium.
Railroaders take game one of East Division Series
Jose Sermo homered as the Cleburne Railroaders beat the Chicago Dogs 7-4 Wednesday at La Moderna Field to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three East Division Series.
Sermo, the 2023 American Association home run king, homered to cut Chicago’s lead over Cleburne to 4-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning. Sermo scored the game-winning run from second base on a single by Guillermo Quintana in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Sermo went 2-for-3 from the plate with the home run, a double and two runs scored in Cleburne’s victory.
Reliever Michael Krauza (1-0) earned the win as he surrendered no earned runs and no hits through one and 1/3 innings pitched Wednesday. Krauza relieved starter Kevin Hilton (7-5) after Hilton surrendered a two-run bases-loaded single to give Chicago a 4-2 lead with two outs in the top of the sixth inning.
Hilton surrendered four runs (none earned) off eight hits and two walks and struck out five batters through five and 2/3 innings pitched in the win.
Looks like Burleson Buzz sportswriter Ashton Nicks was onto something in his preview of the series:
I think it’s an understatement to say Cleburne is the underdog in this series, but I don’t think Cleburne’s defined by its recent struggles. Getting hot at the right time, like Chicago seems to have done, matters, but I think Cleburne’s offense is more than capable of leading this team past Chicago.
Cleburne and Chicago will play game two of the East Division Series at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Impact Field in Rosemont, Illinois.
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This one goes out to the ladies. The Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its “Full Circle Women’s Conference” from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Pathway Church. Jane McGarry and Dr. Crystal Collier will speak, and Ely Delaney, Ninfa Flewitt, Ashley Baker and the Burleson Police Department will lead breakout sessions at the conference.
“Greetings, city manager.” Burleson is hosting a meet-and-greet with city manager Tommy Ludwig at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Mayor Vera Calvin Plaza. If you’re interested in getting to know the city manager, check out this article I wrote about him in June:
Burleson v. Weatherford. The Burleson Elks varsity football team (0-2) faces the Weatherford Kangaroos (1-1) at 7 p.m. Friday at Burleson ISD Stadium. Burleson is still playing for its first win of 2023 after being outscored by 64 points and losing its first two games to Centennial and Frisco Lone Star. Weatherford is coming off a 55-37 loss to Pearce High School Friday. Burleson then faces the Midlothian Heritage Jaguars at 7 p.m. Thursday at Burleson ISD Stadium.
Networking hard, or hardly networking? The Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its monthly “Network@Night” event at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Southern Gem Fine Jewelry. Another networking event happening next week is “Cigar Connections Networking Event” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Wilde Cigar + Culture.
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