Noted former Burnet resident honored by christening of new street name

BY ALEXANDRIA RANDOLPH/BURNET BULLETIN

 

Noted Burnet community member and volunteer Ramsey 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 unanimously approved the resolution 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 dedication 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 281 south of Sunday Drive. The public is welcome to attend.

“We would love for as many people to attend as possible,” 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. We 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 – another street named the same. All the developers were on board and granted their approval 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 dedication will include a ribbon cutting and opportunity for members of the Clinton family to speak.

 

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