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La Marque Times (Newspaper) - December 21, 1988, La Marque, Texas VOLUME NO. LA MARQUE 21,1!)88 Foster families share in holiday spirit at MCH party Managing Editor better to give than is a common refrain at Giving can be greatly But that satisfaction almost always comes at a either financial or No one knows that better than the members of the 23 foster families in Galveston They give of themselves every day of the year to provide shelter and support for abused and neglected So its fitting that many of the county's foster and the kids they are caring found themselves on the receiving end of a good time last The employees of Mainland Center Hospital entertained about 40 foster children at their annual Christmas party Dec. 14. The kids received a got a chance to sit on Santa's and ate their fill of punch and Doris MCH director of professional said the hospital began hosting the Christmas party four years ago the suggestion of pediatrician Dr. Ben Each hospital department sponsors one or more children and the medical staff provides stocking This the MCH maintenance staff bought presents for nine Vinson As children tore the wrapping off presents and sprawled out on the floor to give their new toy trucks and cars a test Vinson explained that planning a party for foster chi dren can get Isle boy mauled by St. Bernard he An 11-year-old Galveston boy was hospitalized Saturday after being attacked by a 130-pound St. Bernard police The attack occurred as the boy and a companion were wrestling in a yard located in the 1600 block of Crockett police The second boy was the dog owner's police The dog jumped a four-foot ran across the street to where the boys were fighting and starting biting the Galveston police The attack continued until the dog's owner was able to hold the animal down so the boy Police said boy suffered bites and cuts on his arms and He was taken to Mainland Center Hospital and released the next Police did not release the boy's Charges of harboring a vicious dog and failure to properly license a dog were filed against the The dog is now under observation to determine if it has Police said the dog was two years overdue for a rabies If it is found to be the dog will be returned to its police It is now considered a vicious animal and will be destroyed if another incident police La Marque Animal Control Officer Gabriel Rojas said the majority of dog attacks involve animals that are not licensed or 95 percent of all animals involved are not licensed and less than 50 percent are vaccinated against Rojas Violaters of license or vaccinations laws will now be getting fines instead Rojas now on will be strictly In other police news last Police confiscated worth of cocaine after making a traffic stop reports A car with three passengers was pulled over on Interstate 45 of a mile south of FM 519 for speeding and not signaling a lane police One of the passengers had his hand in a purse when he got out of the reports Police told the man to take his hand out of the When he they noticed a powdery A search of the vehicle turned up a large plastic bag containing about three ounces of the and two smaller bags about one ounce reports Two purses containing in cash were also Lewis Edward 20, was arrested charged with aggravated sion of He was transferred to Galveston County where he is being held in lieu of a Another Galveston man riding in the car was turned over to Texas City police on outstanding traffic The third man was released without Thieves struck a house in the 2200 block of Velma Street sometime between 10 p.m. Dec. 12 and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13, reports A car battery with an estimated value of was reported Thieves hit a house in the 1400 block of Foreman Avenue sometime before reports A ring and necklace with an estimated total value of were reported A house in the 500 block of Wisteria Drive was burglarized sometime between 10 p.m. Dec. 13 and 4 p.m. Dec 14, reports A boat propeller and a depth finder with a total estimated value of were reported Thieves hit a house in the 200 block of Kansas Street sometime between 8 p.m and 8:40 p.m. Dec 13, reports A gold ring with an estimated value of was reported J Thieves struck a house in the 2100 block of Oaklawn Drive sometime between 8 a.m. Dec. 11 and 4:30 p.m. Dec 14, reports A lawn mower with an estimated value of was reported Hob On Sunday Christina Galvan and hundreds of other La Marque children will learn if their Christmas dreams have come A few of their wishes are revealed on Page 8A. were picked up last night at 11 p.m. and placed in a foster she had to sera m ble to get them During this year's Raimer said he recommended See Foster Page 5A Key Largo receiving a face-lift By BOB WHITBY Staff Writer The new owners of the Key Largo apartment complex are hoping to show La Marque what good management and about million in renovations can Lone Star Management of Galveston bought the 63-unit complex in November and began renovating it shortly Lone Star would not comment on how much it paid for the are providers of sanitary Joe Murphy of Lone property is fixed up we make a We're gonna run it like a business and make That's what it's all Murphy By the time work on the buildings is completed in Murphy said he expects occupancy rates to be about 100 He said he has already seen an increase from about 50 when Lone Star purchased Key to about 65 percent And future developments in La Marque should help assure occupancy stays he Marque is the hottest spot on the Gulf With the dog track and Mitsubishi in it will be he Work is progressing from north to south a ong the complex with each apartment receiving a The finished apartments on the north bear little resemblance to their southern Those buildings suffer from crumbling sagging concrete and water damage to decks and Many of the apartments are littered with trash and have walls covered with Some have been vacant for as long as five Murphy The buildings themselves had to be jacked up by as much as four inches to correct sagging Mike Murphy's said vacant units were of their air See Face-lift Page 3A YAP will brighten for 500 local ' ' * scrambling to buy ' she short qf No a Chopping Esther v But she raises also goes to buy school clothes for needy children throughout the buy them clothes whenever I get a helping a family in need of each other gesture Into events grew until the too numerous to store ' m - moved their operation md to behind The La merf byt later ' and charged a ' T t
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