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Seguin Gazette (Newspaper) - January 16, 1975, Seguin, Texas H i 4 v P V t raU Pive rape u MWa investigated iff In tab ftf WW 3r of H fence Mil alse der desalted assets of PSI tetef maw jus tUat Weak equipment SIS Ofm t crime in mia tert ifi Mew But it may Be r the statistics eern two it tip in Item monthly of Le SB police report HOW this Booklet ift other police work S tWied fO 4659 ally year xor Bureau ui mP fsf M headed the in an tBl catalogue 4 statistics gar t the of 60 12 Suicide and Traffic Two bomb Ift Items of what types of are work during 1974 eared with six in 1978 and Mm Bureau tor ev md w j s 10 the previous two help us better prepare a program ies of most of tiUM Citizens ask repair work on bridge Request that the Fails Bridge west of Seguiti be repaired has been taken under study by the County Com missioners Court Located one mile north of Highway 90 the structure spans the Gua River between Highway 90 West and IH 10 And some 150 citizens of the area near the bridge signed a petition seeking its repair presenting this document to the Com missioners in of last year Costly Repair Commenting on the situation Judge Pat H Baker said late Wednesday The old bridge was condemned because its dangerous and could kill someone It would cost nearly as much to fix it as it would to build a new adding I doubt that another bridge will be built to replace that one because there are two operation near the condemned Cost of repairing the Morrison Falls struc ture was estimated at during the Com missioners Court meeting on July 8 1974 During that July session the Judge pointed out Even if we spend the money the bridge engineers estimate that the bridges capacity will only be five Condemned Commissioners agreed to condemn the bridge during their regular session on Mon day Sept 9 1974 Meanwhile Harold Alves speaking In behalf of those who signed the petition said that we feel the bridge could be repaired and used for light He also pointed out that because the bridge is closed a detour must be taken by residents of his area who work at Struc tural Metals Inc and by mail trucks serving that Only HOME Printed Published weekly Wednesday evenings at 1100 N Cimp f Annual In Countys In of change to Box SS Entered u letond class at the Post at Texas under Act Of March Second class postage at Texts 18155 28 PAGES IN 3 SECTIONS Election Set April 5 239 School suits Okayed by board A Taller House see WATCH THAT FIRST STEP off the front porch of the Joe DuBose residence in Elmwood Village because the ground is eight feet below Enjoying the view are sitting Sherri DuBose and Lisa Lange Standing behind them is Gazette TOPIC OF FEB 4 MEETING Seguin future water supply Answers Sought A public meeting to obtain Information on securing a firm and adequate water supply for this area has been scheduled for Tues day Feb 4 at City Hall during a joint session of the Planning Commission and City Council Norman Flaigg of the U S Department of Reclamation will be on hand during that session to answer questions about such mat ters and present his recommendations The reclamation Department is a division of the Department of Interior Joe Bruns Planning Commission Chair man has mailed Flaigg a list of pertinent questions and those include Can the water supply from the Gruene Well handle the increased need for water created by Seguins future growth and dev Can the Edwards Aquifer be drawn dry How long could the Canyon Reser voir provide a source ot water in times of drouth A definite date for the forthcoming public meeting was set Tuesday during the regular Planning Commission session Conld pg 10 Seguin unsure of fund total Plans for allocation of the discretionary funds under the Community Development Act were outlined in a letter Mayor Koebig re i Jan 6 from the U S Department I of Housing and Urban Development Richard L Morgan HUD regional adminis strator advised the Mayor Until the final regulations are issued and the amount of funds to be available for discretionary grants are known it is lit impossible for anyone to predict what cities or counties will qualify and the amount that any city or county might possibly re A town meeting had been hold recently at the Saegert Middle School for the purpose of identifying local projects that might qualify for the discretionary funds Those consist of some for this year Meanwhile Morgan added Any city or county or county official who incurs monetary or other to anyone in anticipation of a discretionary grant must recognize that he and his as are assuming a very substantial risk with their constituents He added In early February 1975 Region VI of the Department of Housing and Urban Dev through its Area Offices will be conducting a series of workshops in Ark Louisiana New Mexico Oklahoma and Texas on Discretionary Grant regulations and Each of these workshops will be well publicized and you will be most cordially invited to attend the one In some of them State agencies and municipal leagues will also actively We in HUD sincerely appreciate your pat and we look forward to supplying you through our Area Offices with complete information and answers to your questions in early he concluded Monica Seidenberger Local beauty seeking title A strong bid for the top honors in the Texas Junior Miss Pageant will be made by a local beauty whose good looks charm and vibrant personality may well be an un beatable combination Shes none other than Seguins Monica Seidenberger Guadalupe County Fair Queen for Guadalupe County Junior Miss for and contestant in last years Miss South Texas Pageant Contd pg 10 Tax suits and the pending trustee elec tion were the two principal items of busi ness of the Independent School Dis regular meeting Terms of Independent School District trustees will expire this year Tom Crump now president Walter and Herman Vogt It was announced at Tuesdays meeting therefore that an election will be held on Saturday April 5 to till these posts Applicants may file at the office of As Superintendent Clarence Prase from 8 to 5 Monday through Deadline for filing is March 6 Tax Matters Meanwhile suits against 239 county dents will be filed for nonpayment of taxes In the amount of according to a decision made by trustees in the Tuesday night meeting The board also approved payment of 37 cents per unit to the Ad Valorem Records Inc for services prepared for the tax of fice And Southwestern Appraisal Inc will receive per unity for placing value on new construction and other new taxable buildings The homestead tax exemption for persons 65 years of age or older was ap proved by the board In this connection Tax Collector Assessor Elmo Baese expressed his hope that those involved would not all come Im mediately but would wait until later in the month to render their property thus enabling his office to give better service He pointed out however that the deadline for rendering property is January 31 The Citys plan for reappraisal of prop erty scheduled on the School Board agenda was deferred pending Legislative action on the Approach Al Lohse principal of Ball Elementary School reported on training he and members of his staff have received in Education Service Center Region Austin The training received will be passed oq to other teachers and subsequently studied for use throughout the system Contd pg 10 Cool Cookie ICICLES ANYONE Mary Ann Just daughter of Mr and Mrs Ed gar Just shivers by the side of an icy miracle wrought by this weeks cold wave bringing to Seguin the first hard freeze of the winter Lovett mourned here Another longtime pillar of the area William Francis Lovett was being mourned here this week following bis death in Hospital Lovett who was 82 at the time of death succumbed of cancer He had lived in that city following his retirement from the auto mobile business here In 1966 Memorial services were conducted for the civic and church leader In Austins First Presbyterian Church last Friday Jan 10 Survivors Include his widow Mrs Alice Lovett who will remain In their home in Austins Westminister Manor one daugh ter Mrs J D Jamison of Seguin one son the Rev Thomas P Lovett of San Antonio and eight grandchildren and four great The deceased owned the Chevrolet dealer ship in before selling it to his sonin law Jim Jamison Lovett had served as a Captain In the in Europe during World War J and as a Major in the Selective Service in Missouri during World War 11 His accom in community service both In Seguin and Austin were extensive Locally tie was chairman of the first Fund Drive past president of the Rotary Club and the ol Com merce Past of Out American Legion H U Wood Post and a member of that organization Lovett wat also a member ol the Masonic Lodge a respected Elder in pg 10 Coliseum drive reflects unity dollars were a to the growing Coliseum iund this while he quest foi federal steppedup and is b Mom on dual of plans Total of and already contributed b a united behind UllS pi If I ill 501 to the eai marked bv i bond the local total cui to New Investors Boost Coliseum Fund AUDITION to lilt I fund was this b tht Han American pi and Lontreras i lw 65 members Receiving chech with Chairman Herb Schuben I he golfers also plan to donate the ii annual to the fund I which includes a of association his lor and ship roster will be published in Mas i photo Death cause reported report ui last Jec 30 of has Ue difcd Ol Iil Hi ol A All lie Mat Newest in the and the Mounted with And as has jevn b ve heaid uf much Millie in end uf local in this n far 11 ulli uv e i ul the Area i uf visited the oum l oui i late ij complete step in a federal gi am for the it txecuiite U and visited with 1 and Mi i tu a quire a more detailed narrative of the project than had been required for the previous Steps Attending the briefing session at the Court House were Judge Pat the Commis i Coliseum Committee Chairman Schroeder and Bicentennial Chair man lay lor officials after reviewing thM additional which had b the Bicentennial Commission highly com the documents thoroughness and as important to the pos sible success of the grant application Possibilities of increasing the sue tig federal grant request were also but a final decision was But as at now a grant is being sought On In another action by the Coliseum build ing committee were advised to stand by before proceeding to the start Jt final building plans Decision on the of those final will te made following a study over the next The is g every to secure 41 ft dollars tor uity with Uie finest possible
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