Burleson Star (Burleson, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 32, Ed. 1 Monday, January 30, 1995 Page: 4 of 10
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4-Burleson Star. Monday. January 30. 1995
■Knowing players makes it enjoyable
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"I’ve never been much good at
basketball, but I enjoy playing in the
Huguley Fitness Center,” Cochran
said. *1 enjoy watching high school
sports. I've gotten to know a lot of the
kids, which makes it more interest-
Cochran added that, in the last
three or four years, Burleson High
School spoils have become more
competitive, which makes his job
even more entertaining.
"Football season is my favorite;
Fm a big fan," Cochran said. "I really
like to follow the Elks.”
The writer's own history with
football is less than stellar, some-
thing like his experience with one of
the newest sports: paintball.
”1 once did paintball with my
brother-in-law, Mike Moody," he
admitted. "I don't see myself doing it
again, but I enjoyed it that one day. I
wasn't really good at it. I got hit
several times, but I never hit any-
Cochran has been a hit in Burle-
son more than nine years. He has
been sports editor of the Burleson
Star for the last five, but he walked
into the place November of 1985,
begging for some kind of job after
graduating from BHS.
Moody took pity on him, with
one of the toughest jobs we have—
circulation. He quickly proved him-
self worthy of more mentally chal-
"I was reluctant to take the job
[as sports editor]," he said. "I was
shooting basketball pictures for the
sports editor from the time I started
here. I also was studying journalism
and photography at UTA. I slowly
worked into writing for the papers."
The first story Cochran did was
on a Crowley tennis player. Soon
after, he was doing sports for the
Crowley Review, a sister publication
to the Burleson Star. He took the job
of sports editor for anodter paper in
the chain—the Joshua Tribune—
then, the sportsjobopened at theSrar.
"I was still learning a lot, and my
writing skills improved," Cochran
said. "There's still room for improve-
Cochran will remain sports edi-
tor at the Burleson Star for the forsee-
able future, not because he was hon-
ored with sportsman of the year, but
because we feel he genuinely de-
serves that honor, and more.
Wholesale Distributor For
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12901 S. Freeway
Gasoline & Diesel
City accepts donation
of 23 acres east of 1-35
■ Houston company had no
use for land it acquired in
Burleson as the result of a
If you had 23 acres of land and
didn’t have any specific plans for it,
what would you do?
If you were the EOTT Energy
Corporation, or a representative of
that company, the answer would be
simple: give it to the city of Burle-
son to make a park on the east side
Stephen Duffy, vice-president
and general counsel for EOTT, was
present at Thursday night’s Burleson
City Council meeting to make the
presentation of land to the city.
He said that the acreage, located
on the west side of North Hurst Road,
had teen acquired by the company
in a bankruptcy proceeding. Since the
company is involved in the oil and
gas business and located in Houston,
it really had no use for the land, he
Duffy credited a local Realtor,
Billie Clarke, with the idea to dispose
of the land by giving it to the city.
The council also heard a pro-
gress report on the extension of FM
3391, also on the east side of 1-35,
from Community Development Di-
rector James Caswell.
Caswell reported that the city of
Burleson had acquired all the neces-
sary right-of-way that lies within the
city limits. He said that Johnson
County was close to acquiring all the
r-o-w it was responsible for as well.
“The state has indicated that it’s
well along on the project design,”
That preliminary plan is in his
office and is now being used by util-
ity companies to determine the relo-
cation of their lines, he added.
The projected bid letting date is
August, Caswell said, noting that the
Texas Department of Transportation
had indicated that it would stick with
that date even if some utility lines
were still in the process of being re-
Burleson and Johnson County
will have a share in the cost of the
Joe L. Sheppard
201 N.W. Ellison
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.
glKfla T. Birth, D.D.S., MS.
3501 Sycamore School Rd.
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utility relocations. One added bonus
to residents of that area is that Burle-
son might obtain the water rights
there and replace the two-inch main
with a larger water line (see separate
Other council action at
Thursday’s council meeting in-
—Authorization of a call for
bids for janitorial service for city fa-
—Awarding the bid for a phone-
in report system for the police depart-
ment to Dictaphone Corporation for
S4,872.62. That was not the low bid,
but the other bidder did not meet
specifications, according to Capt.
Doug Sandifcr. He said the new
equipment would be a time saver and
make the officers’ jobs easier by
eliminating the need to type reports.
—Approving on final reading an
ordinance changing the zoning from
SF10 (single family) to SFE (single
family estate) for the property at 101
N. Hurst Road.
—Approving on final reading an
ordinance amending the code of or-
dinance to revise the floodplain map
for a small portion of the Summer-
—Approving on final reading an
ordinance adjusting the percentage of
the franchise fee paid to the city by
Johnson County Electric.
Mark T. Ingram
COMMERCE - East Texas State
University has announced its
President's Honor Roll and Deans'
Lists for the 1994 fall semester.
To be eligible for the President's
Honor Roll, a student must earn a
straight A or 4.0 grade point average
on a minimum of 12 hours. Dean's
List students must post a minimum of
a 3.25 grade point on at least 12
Mark T. Ingram of Burleson was
named to the Dean's List.
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Ellertson, Sally. Burleson Star (Burleson, Tex.), Vol. 30, No. 32, Ed. 1 Monday, January 30, 1995, newspaper, January 30, 1995; Burleson, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth762829/m1/4/: accessed March 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Burleson Public Library.