Galveston County Daily News (Newspaper) - May 17, 2009, Galveston, Texas All GALVESTON COUNTY Whe daily news May 17, 2009 Oldest Since 1842 Vol. 167, No. 42 May 17, 2009 ' not available in all areas Inside Today Ike documentary Ball High School film students produced a documentary about Hurricane and it premieres Stamp of honor H U.S. Postal Service unveiled a stamp honoring medical research champion Mary wife of native Galvestonian Albert Smokes stolen Five hundred cartons of cigarettes valued at were stolen from Tobacco Mart in Santa Model survivor who beat cancer twice and has kept a sunny modeled in the fashion show at the Susan G. Komen Pink Ribbon Reception in Index Bulletin Our TV Inside League Santa Texas Weather Today's storms 74 63 B8 Oldest Since 1842 Vol. 167, No. 42 Business KEVIN M. Daily News Several vehicles fill the showroom at Gay Pontiac Buick GMC in Dickinson on The family owned Gay dealership has been selling Pontiacs since 1948. Although General Motors recently announced it will phase out the Pontiac brand by the end of 2010, the dealership will sell other Dickinson dealer keeps GM franchise By LAURA ELDER The Daily News DICKINSON - Gay GMC Buick Pontiac has been around for 60 And it plans to be around for at least 60 managers said The Dickinson 3033 Interstate 45 in got word Friday it would not be among the 1,100 General Motors Corp. planned to drop as part of the restructuring In General Motors ranked Gay GMC Buick Pontiac 15th in national retail never feared we'd get that letter with the volume that we high customer satisfaction sales and also the service side and repeat and referral BODY SHOP OPEN SA TURD A Y Marie one of the founders of Gay Pontiac Buick GMC in still greets customers at the dealership six days a said Marc general The Carl and Marie began selling cars in Dickinson in 1950. In 1965, the Gays opened the first Houston car dealership fronting on the newly built Gulf Marie a face in the is at the dealership six days a Schnurr See DEALERSHIPS City's money woes piling up Debris removal could wipe out reserve funds By LEIGH JONES The Daily News City officials expect to spend as much as million to pick up Hurricane Ike debris during the next four and a half The expense will cut the city's savings in Finance Director Jeff Miller told the council on And that's just the tip of the iceberg of recovery costs the city will have to pay between now and the end of its fiscal year on Sept. 30, Deputy City Manager Brandon Wade The city's share of all the recovery projects could top money the city doesn't As the costs mount and See Isle bathing beauty tradition reborn l 2 ffl 2009 ttio County Dally News KEVIN Daily News Dana Blue of Houston won second place in the Galveston Island Beach Revue vintage competition Saturday on the Islander by Choice group revives beach pageants By BRIDGET BROWN Correspondent In pin polka leopard prints and knee the battling beauties of the 1920s resurfaced Saturday to parade their style and reinstate a long-ago beach Eighty years the Pageant of which later became the Miss America drew a crowd three times the size of Galveston's On fans of pinup style lined the Who won Vintage Scott First runner-up - Dana Blue Second runner up - Secilia Modern - First - Chandler Rainey First Blue Second runner up Cowart KEVIN M. Daily News New La Marque Mayor Geraldine is congratulated by a resident after being sworn into office on in even if no one else La After series of Geraldine Sam makes historic win By AULDS The Daily News Growing Geraldine Sam's teachers had her convinced she could do anything she wanted - except become president or mayor of La actually said that that I would never be president or even Sam On Thursday she nally convinced herself anything is possible when she was sworn in as La She is the first African-American mayor of La She is the first African-American woman to be mayor of any city in Galveston It's been for the 57-year-old See KEVIN M. Daily News League City Mayor Toni Randall rides her moped through traffic on FM 2094 on the way to the South Shore Harbor neighborhood association meeting on Thursday Mayor's moped League Riding a scooter helps Toni Randall keep in touch By MEYERS The Daily News The SUVs and sedans whipped past Mayor Toni Randall on her candy apple red Her lime green iPod drowned out the noise of League City's notoriously congested She zipped into a parking cut the engine and the and promptly began introducing herself to people making their way from their cars to a homeowners association I'm she sticking out a tanned The woman smiled politely - and not knowing Randall - asked where she Randall See Springing into action New Ball High football coach David Suggs is bringing enthusiasm back to the field and trying to reverse the program's dwindling enrollment | Bl.