Burleson Star (Burleson, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 72, Ed. 1 Monday, June 19, 1995 Page: 3 of 14
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Two-story housing community services
will come tumbling down; front entrance
changes sides at police department
The staff of the police de-
partment will all be brought
under the same roof by the end
of September if all goes well.
“The two story building be-
hind the police station that
houses the community services
division will be demolished in a
couple of months when those
officers go into the main build-
ing,” Basham said. “The two-
story will be knocked down to
That site will be fenced to
be used as a bicycle impound lot.
The outside of the red brick
addition is almost complete.
Red brick will be put over the
current sandstone brick and the
Renfro Street public entrance
will be sealed. The concrete
parking lot on Renfro Street will
be replaced by grass and land-
The front door and public
parking lot will be moved from
Renfro Street to Bransom
Currently, the dispatchers
handle all walk-in traffic. In the
new set-up the records division
will take over those duties. The
dispatchers will get their own
communications room behind
the records division.
The inside is beginning to
take shape with walls going into
“They’re spraying texture
on the majority of the walls, so
we’re pretty far along there,”
Basham said of the police reno-
Property and evidence clerk
Lisa Pollard will have twice the
amount of space she currently
has to process and store evi-
dence from crime scenes.
Pollard has served as both
property/evidence clerk and
clerk for the criminal investiga-
tions divisions, but with the in-
crease in her evidence duties,
Pearcy said they will be hiring
a clerk for the criminal investi-
Each of the tour detectives
will be able to stretch now with
offices of their own instead of the
cubicles they’ve been working
in. The three sergeants will
share an office, and with the
renovations, the street corporals
will also share an office.
The current training room
will become the new community
services division (DARE, Crime
Prevention, Victims Assistance,
School Resource Officer, Citi-
zens Police Academy, and Crime
Stoppers) offices and the current
criminal investigations division
will be transformed into a squad
room for patrol officers to write
The new men’s and women’s
locker rooms are now equipped
with showers for the officers. An
armory closet was also added to
hold spare weapons and ammu-
nition for training.
The new jail, which has a
separate entrance from the rest
of the station, will be able to
house 12 arrestees with room for
both men and women. Burleson
is not equipped to detain juve-
nile offenders so those teenag-
ers will be sent to facilities in
Johnson or Tarrant counties.
The existing station is not
being neglected in the renova-
tions. It is getting a new roof.
“The new roof for the police
department was approved so the
entire police department will
have a new roof when the job is
finished,” Basham said.
The decision to upgrade the
whole roof was made when con-
structions workers cut into the
roof over the existing police sta-
“The old roof was actually a
roof over a roof, so when we cut
into it to put new stuff in, the
new roof had leaked but the old
roof had held the water between
them,” Basham said.
The police officers will make
the move piece by piece, start-
ing as soon as August. The new
jail and booking area will have
to be functional before the old
jail is tom down and renovated.
A ceremony will also be planned
to show off the new facilities.
We now accept the
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THERE WILL BE A WHOLE NEW OPENING: Once the
Burleson Police Department, you’ll literally run into a bride wall if you try'
; will be sealed when red brick is put over the i
door facing Renfro Street1
entrance will face Bransom Street (above).
and expansion are done at the
> go in the current front door. Hie
at sandstone. The new front
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scholarship fund. Burleson High
School senior Jessica Deterding
reaped the rewards of the flag
project when she was awarded
a $5,000 scholarship in May.
“This is an opportunity to
show your patriotic pride, as
well as to help support the Ro-
tary Club scholarship program,”
Rotary President Gene Roy said.
According to Rotarian
Carroll Miller, who is in charge
of the project, the club has re-
ceived several orders for more
flags that they have yet to fill.
Anyone who wants to fly the
stars and stripes, but doesn’t
want to bother with the posting
and the upkeep, can call Carroll
Miller at 295-5529. If there
aren’t enough flags in stock to
post the new ones on July 4th,
they will be posted by Labor
The 17th Annual Brookhaven
College Commencement exer-
cises were held on May 11 in the
college gymnasium. Dallas
County Community College Dis-
trict Board of Trustee president
Pattie T. Powell greeted the par-
ticipants, and speaker for the
occasion was Ebby Halliday,
owner of Ebby Halliday, REAL-
TORS. College President Walter
G. Bumphus presented the de-
grees to the students. Jedd D.
Glazier of Burleson was among
those who graduated.
TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY
Natalie Michelle Cross has in6 trom Texas Woman’s _ Uni-
received her Bachelor of Science
degree in Fashion Merchandis-
versity in Denton. Natalie is the
daughter of Charles R. Cross of
Steven Huneycutt, D.C.
712 S.W. Wilshire
Richard Glenn Ivy, D.C.
124 N.W. Newton
Ivy Chiropractic Clinic
124 N.W. Newton
C. Cash Rawlins, C.Ht.
Dennis M. Dean, O.D.
209 Market Street
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Ellertson, Sally. Burleson Star (Burleson, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 72, Ed. 1 Monday, June 19, 1995, newspaper, June 19, 1995; Burleson, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth761952/m1/3/: accessed January 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Burleson Public Library.