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La Marque Times (Newspaper) - February 24, 1988, La Marque, Texas is the time to to The La the only newspaper that com colters the La Mai que area A portion of ' new cost of per Sear will ' go to the La Marque Aid Project provide needy children school shoes and at Christmas Telephone operators will be calling with the subscription offer this week and for ci al eeks to come All to the rodeo 1 LM student to compete in Houston See IB Alexandra P Area are hondred 1 See Page 7A COUNTY COMMISSIONER Pa. 3 Ron LA MARQUE Yl NOOQ SNOS S Weekly 15 2t.1!)HK Two Sections LM man burned saving daughter from treehouse fire A Marque man is now in good condition after he was injured when he his daughter from a burning treehouse Feb. 16. Stavros 503 Bluebonnet was taken to Mainland Center Hospital with burns to his back and reports remained in MCH Tuesday afternoon and was listed in good a hospital spokesperson The girl was not The located in the City's cable TV trouble to be fixed backyard of caught fire shortly before 6 p.m. Feb 16, reports According to arrived home shortly afterward and learned that his 3-year-old daughter was crouched in a rear corner of the A tough defense which was set about five feet off the works as a diesel neighbors and his clothes were stained with But he climbed through the fire at the front of the grabbed his daughter and threw her to is to be a neighbor didn't give a thought to the fact that he would be After rescuing the girl and sustaining burns to his back and By Staff Writer A Storer Cable executive told City Council Monday that problems with La cable television service will be solved in the near At its regular council also learned of a deserted sewage treatment plant at Camp Wallace that could be rehabilitated to meet the city's future Storer's admitted there were problems in his company's cable and telephone Camp appeared before council at City Manager Gary Jackson's Many La Marque cable customers occasionally lose their service because of a problem built into the Camp When cables were the wrong connectors - which are visually identical to the proper ones - were used in many he When the temperature swings dramatically the connection may not and every house on the affected line loses To make Storer has decided to replace all of the connectors in the As much as a quarter of the city's cable system will be shut down at a time so the repairs can be but the work should take no longer than an hour and will be done between midnight Mayor Pro Tern Jack Neuner said he's suffered from the faulty Neuner said his cable was off until the final minute of the Super the Pro Bowl and the Milce Holmes Loss of service has been only half of the problem for many Storer Once the system goes reaching the company's La Marque office by phone has been extremely telephone system has been outgrown since 1982," Camp currently have a contract to upgrade If Storer and its phone company agree on the a new which will include 800 number for will be in place within two he when the cable goes down and hundreds of subscribers try to report the the system becomes overloaded and most of the calls are stopped by a telephone switching Storer's La Marque office has been like a few so we know a Camp if 700 people there's no way they're all going to get personally find the system is working Mayor Carlton Getty going to have some failures from time to Unfortunately for the problem didn't start until Houston played Denver in the Also Stan Duitscher of D. Engineers with diagrams and a a sewage treatment plant at Camp Wallace that was abandoned after World War If the plant could serve 20,000 The report familiarized council with the but rehabilitation See City Page 5A Times photo by Mrs. Paul Young of Alvin loads her pistol during a unique shooting class for women sponsored by the Texas City Parks and Recreation Department and held at the Texas City Municipal Shooting Range More than 60 women from throughout the area participated in the defensive shooting taught by volunteering police officers and range doused the fire with a garden hose before firefighters neighbors The fire may have been started See Police Page 5A Ladies learn pistols in TC By Staff Writer More than 60 area women took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather Sunday to get soak up some sunshine and shoot took part Texas City Parks and Recreation Department's semi-annual ladies defensive pistol shooting class at the Texas City Municipal Shooting For two they learned how to handle a revolver or automatic and fired round after round at a target seven yards the ladies want to learn how to Range Master Bob Miller come back every time we have it Texas City has offered classes for women since the shooting range opened in 1972, Miller Sunday's class attracted more women than though the record is about 80. been all the Miller when only 10 ladies showed For the first 20 minutes of Miller and Texas City Police Department Russell La Roe talked about handguns and Ladies Page 8A 4 incumbents plan bids for re-election in school races Chinese New Year Queen of Peace students celebrated the Chinese New Year last week with a parade and special Among the Times by James decorations were a variety of dragons and costumes made by the Filing opened Monday for two La Marque City Council posts and two school board slots to be elected May 7. City and school officials said they have as yet had no queries from possible candidates for the But all four incumbents - Carol Shipman and Jack Neuner on City Council and school trustees Mabel Pratt and Dr. Lillian Lockhart - said Monday they intend to seek re-election to their respective Voting in the city and school races will again be held at a single polling La Marque High but electronically counted paper ballots will replace voting machines in both La Marque City Clerk Carol McLemore said she is about the new balloting The paper ballots will be the same type that were used by Galveston County in the state constitutional amendment election last she and a counting machine will be used to tabulate the problems the county had the new were the number of ballots they had from each McLemore since our elections will be all in one I don't foresee any There is no filing fee for City Council and applications may be picked up at the City Clerk's office in City Candidates have until 5 p.m. March 23 to file for Positions 3 and 4. Both posts are for two-year terms and are not Candidates for City Council must be at least 18 years old and have been a resident of the city for at least six Absentee voting for City Council will begin April 18 and continue through May 3 at City The filing deadline is the same for positions on the La Marque Independent School District Board of Trustees as it is for City Applications for the school board may be obtained from Paul assistant superintendent for business in See Races Page 5A
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