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La Marque Times (Newspaper) - August 26, 1987, La Marque, Texas Turning LM Tiger mm 911 and class Police training classes take on look See Page 3B VACATION Rent a pop-up or van from Don's Auto DON'S CARS 938-1234 YOUR NEWSPAPER SINGE 1947 25^ Weekly Low costs may trim from next city budget tial garbage and brush the Jackson would be ing at about on the premise City savings to the city had not been service will cost almost less ner set aside in case we have to Council would vote to switch to Lower than expected bids for residential trash collection and employee health and life insurance may chop at least from proposed city spending next If the city contracts with low bidder Inc. for tial garbage and brush the service will cost almost less per customer per City Manager Gary Jackson told City Council The city now charges residents a Though trash collection would cost less under the the city would probably not lower its monthly Jackson would be specifically set aside in case we have to go back into the he Brush pickup alone would be cheaper if rather than the does the Jackson When planning next year's city officials set Sanitation Dept. ing at about on the premise City Council would vote to switch to trucks as a method of increasing The price of three new garbage trucks the city would have to purchase under that will be eliminated if the city contracts with No equipment would have to be The additional savings to the city had not been calculated as of Jackson The proposed contract presented by BFI meets all the conditions set by the he including an agreement for BFI to hire Sanitation Dept. workers that would be displaced by the See Cut Page 3A Nice hand ouer those At YAP dinner Trey 5, son of La Marque policeman at the MDA benefit volleyball tourney Bostick and his wife appears of LM digs deep to aid needy lauded for arrests On Aug. 19, two juveniles joined a long ist of burglary suspects arrested by La Marque police this month through what City Manager Gary Jackson called efforts and beyond the call of Police arrested two La Marque ages 12 and 15, after ing eyewitness reports that the pair had attempted to break into a house in the 500 block of Beech Police Chief Larry Crow After being the two committing burglaries at one other residence and two Crow The boys were turned over to Galveston County juvenile authorities for disposition of their he With the juvenile the La Marque Police Dept. has apprehended 10 offenders during the first 20 days of Police have also cleared 10 burglary cases and recovered worth of stolen On the average municipal police in Texas solve only 12 to 14 percent of cases each As a result of recent the clearance rate should exceed the state average this See Police Page 5A A capacity crowd of La Marque residents and city and state officials celebrated Christmas early raising to insure that local needy kids will have a Christmas this Esther director of the La Marque Youth Aid Project said she was with the fifth annual YAP in dinner and auction held at the Holiday Funds for the charity were raised from ticket donations and an The money will furnish school clothes and toys for children who would otherwise go YAP began modestly 19 years ago when Rice and her used the money they would have spent on each other to provide Christmas gifts for a needy In following C.V. Rice repaired used toys to be given away during the holiday More donations from local citizens and and proceeds from the Christmas in August have been spent so every child in La Marque will find a present under his tree on Christmas Though a late start may have kept bidding this year's auction raised nearly as much money as last year's because more items were Rice Big spenders included state Sen. Chet Brooks who slipped away from his birthday party to state Rep. Lloyd Criss and Galveston County Commissioner Ron Among Brook's purchases was a print of the Elissa which he claimed with a The senator also gave YAP his tie tack from the 1974 state constitutional which was auctioned off for Criss paid for a caricature of After the he said Rice was a great lady and he Don Pryor supported whatever she The new this provoked a lot of laughter and forced Crowder and La Marque City Manager Gary Jackson to reach deep into their pockets so they could take them home hide them in a dark Rice said the cartoon likenesses may return next year because several local businessmen told her they would have bought theirs had they been Before the Paul a radio talk show host from entertained the YAP supporters with about 30 minutes of jokes and His barbs pricked Republicans and Aggies and Longhorns At one point he asked what Billy Graham and Fred Akers had in The can get 60,000 people to stand up in a football stadium and say At times Pryor's humor was wide ranging enough to avoid See YAP Page 3A
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