Texas City Sun (Newspaper) - September 24, 1995, Texas City, Texas Notre Dame 55 Texas Texas Christian 16 Louisiana State 52 14 Texas City Sun Good it's Sept. 24,1995 Serving Texas La Santa Fe and bic Salute to Industry Huge plant projects spur economy Local payrolls get boost from expansion work By CATHY GILLENTINE Assistant Managing Editor TEXAS CITY - A multitude of construction projects at Texas City's major industries have jingled coins into the pockets of many Texas City and La Marque sss Salute to Industry Port of Texas City leaps into futur dents and Members of the Texas City's Economic Development Corporation have certainly felt the have been able to move ahead with projects because sales tax has exceeded our said Mayor Chuck Doyle told members of the corporation this week that a slate of projects was ahead of schedule because sales tax receipts predicted at about million had exceeded the plant work runs we are going to see much reduced he Construction at Energy and Union Carbide has put trades people to work for Local plants increase Three special 36 pages and increased employment on the mainland means higher profits for grocery gas stations and most everyone in Amoco Texas City's largest and its sister chemical processing plant Amoco Chemical Co. have three major projects under One of those is the construction of a million laboratory facility which is expected to be completed by the end of the Another is the Amoco Aromatics Recovery which was begun in It is expected to be completed by the end of the year at a total estimated cost of Amoco also is building a million paraxylene is the raw material used in the manufacture of purified terephthalic the preferred raw material for polyester home tire cords and seat Construction of the new paraxylene unit began in April and will likely be completed in the second quarter of 1996. At Sterling construction also is under Sterling's capital investment includes several projects with other These include Sterling and British Petroleum expanding Sterling's See Page 2A Our partner in Progress AMOCO BY AIR - Amoco Oil Texas City the city's largest employer and Galveston County's largest has launched several major projects in recent years that are padding local photo by c Andrews) A town divided Peres close to new pact Political problems plague community By the associated press By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GUN BARREL CITY -' shoot says the official motto of Gun Barrel And while squabbling officials have yet to take it recent events in this tiny lake town of 3,500 people 50 miles southeast of Dallas sound more like a litany of political skulduggery than the goings-on in. a town with more city council members than traffic In the past twq Mayor Joe Agnes kicked in the door to City Administrator Allan Taylor's office and told him to clean out his A judge reinstated Taylor pending a court Taylor returned to work with a phalanx of armed body Taylor fired police chief See Page 2A Egypt - PLO chief Yasser Arafat and Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres closed in on an agreement early Sunday on expanding Palestinian self-rule in the West Israel television said just after midnight that an agreement had been but would not be signed until Palestinian said disagreements remained over legal such as who would have jurisdiction if an Israeli driver committed a traffic violation in a Also unresolved was the fate of 5,000 Palestinian prisoners held by During an earlier break in Peres was saying most of the difficult issues had been Asked if the signing would take place before the Jewish New which starts Sunday Peres laughed and we shall postpone the New Peres and Arafat have met for more than 70 arafat hours this negotiating the extent of Israeli troop withdrawal in the West Bank and terms for Palestinian general The agreement is more than a year overdue under the schedule envisioned in the 1993 peace Israel handed over the Gaza Strip and West Bank town of Jericho to Palestinian control last and both sides are under intense pressure from Washington to reach PERES WEATHER high in the low 80s. INDEX Volume 83, Issue 267 Aces on Ann Bulletin Dear with sunshine and rain and cool breezes to greet we begin each new day with a promise of good things to Amen Communist Party shelves Marx By DEBORAH SEWARD Associated Press Writer MOSCOW - The Communist Party has put away Marx and It's relying instead on the Bible and Russian war heroes as inspiration for a new political Spouting a mix of the teachings of Jesus and deep reverence for Russia's past military party leader Gennady Zyuganov sounds at times like a hometown preacher and at others like a saber-rattling This fusion of religion and strange as it may seem coming from a lifelong appeals to many Russians who believe democracy and capitalism are unjust and who were bitterly humiliated by the Soviet Under Zyuganov's the Communist Party has risen consistently in opinion polls and stands a chance of winning the largest share of votes in December's parliamentary It finished second in the last in 1993. A strong Communist showing in December would mirror a trend in eastern where the comrades have gained support almost everywhere following the initial democratic euphoria after the Iron Curtain next parliament will be more on the left - from red to predicts Olga a No party is expected to win an outright majority in but leading the voting would represent a remarkable comeback for a party that was banned for more than a year after the failed 1991 coup by Communist A growing number of Russians seem to have forgiven - or at least be willing to overlook - the party's brutal the millions of Russians sent to Siberian labor camps by Burglars nab guns By STEPHEN HADLEY Texas City Sun Reporter TEXAS CITY - A 47-year-old Texas City man returned home Friday evening to find more than worth of jewelry and handguns stolen from his The man told police he believes his located in the 1700 block of 34th Avenue was burglarized between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. by three suspects ranging in age from 16 to 18. Reports state the burglars entered the home through POLICE NEWS an unlocked front Once inside they pilfered an antique wooden box from his bedroom that contained more than worth of old coins and a pair of gold cuff They also took five handguns from a nearby closet and two men's The homeowner said he believes three of his son's friends are responsible for the burglary because they knew that the front door often jams and is left They also knew the exact locations of the coins and the man Police said the burglars apparently knew exactly what they wanted because the home wasn't ransacked and several valuable items such as the television and VCR were An investigation is Drug arrest A 19-year-old Texas City man was arrested Friday at Stingaree Stadium on a misdemeanor possession of marijuana Reports state a Texas City Independent School District police officer approached the suspect about 9 p.m. because the man was believed to be carrying a handgun inside the The officer frisked the man and didn't locate a The did find a small box with five cigars in one of the While examining the the officer noticed four of them had been cut tobacco removed and marijuana stuffed in The man was arrested on the scene transported to the city Salute to Industry is really a salute to Page 1C.