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Texas City Sun (Newspaper) - December 11, 1997, Texas City, Texas Thursday Dirty water State begins initiative to reduce pollution in lakes and Complete road to the Texas Bowl coverage for TC and Top coach Texas City's Rusty Dowling awarded by Houston Dec. 11, 1997 Serving the County mainland since 1912 50 cents i Were here Bahrain Mark City Sun Mainland Museum director Sandra Eggleston sits among boxes containing 2550 copies off Were a book of first-hand recollections of the Texas City For more call 948-9570. By Dale Dimitri Texas City Sun TEXAS CITY - An expansive collection of stories recalled by Texas City Disaster survivors in their own is hot off the press and goes on sale this weekend at Mainland Only 2,500 copies of the hard cover Were were Of 1,500 were The 300-page books go on sale at the museum offices on Sixth Street from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 1 to 4 p.m. If any copies are they will be sold during regular museum hours after Were costs per Those wanting to purchase one of the last 1,000 copies are urged to act said Ed a volunteer who helped with the book project and with other activities associated with Texas City's spring Mabry expects Were to sell out Due to the high production there likely will not be a he With the personal touch and unique experience related by each of the 800 the book details events surrounding the ship explosions in the Texas City harbor on April 16 and 17, 1947. The disaster killed nearly 600 people and injured thousands real credit for this wonderful book must go to those survivors often with great emotional retrieved these stories from their said book project is very important that these ries be collected at this because we are speaking of an event which happened 50 years Mrs. Mabry they had not been obtained at this time and included in the they would soon have been lost to current and future The survivors and volunteers who joined together to clean-up the care for the mourn the dead and rebuild the city now leave their memories enshrined for future The preserved memories in the book were carefully edited in order to get all of them in the Mabry But the full original often of stories published in Were are being kept in archives at Mainland The preservation of these Page 5* Northside students treated for meningitis County health officials monitoring situation By Cathy Texas City Sun TEXAS CITY - Two Northside School students have been diagnosed with viral meningitis - one as recent as a week according to reports from local school and health district Authorities are quick to stress that the viral form of the disease may or may not be contagious and is much less serious than other forms of this were we would start preventive treatment for those in said Dr. Ralph director of the Galveston County Health The which occurred in the same kindergarten do not warrant a public health he i In Morris the county has experienced four cases this year - Wo viral cases and two pneumococcal sent letters out to parents about month ago when the first case Page 3'^ Anthony Inside 85, Issue 345 j Aces on Ann Dear we thank You for all the wonderful gifts You the most important of which was Your The gifts we give are in honor of His 1 Amen Ticket rush n il FIRE DEPT. ' ' A Mark City Sun Texas City Firefighters John Steve Rhodes and Steve from proudly display their tickets for Saturday's Texas City state championship football game at the The trio arrived at the ticket office in their red chariot to purchase the LM s Weddell worried about fan support By Andrew Marchand Texas City Sun LA MARQUE - You Cougar fans - are not giving yourself enough You have supported a team that this Saturday can become the first in the modern era of Texas high school football to advance to the Texas Bowl five years in a You were there through the two championship losses and the two championship And now you want another one that would also make But you have La two-time defending 4A state champion head Alan Worried because he thinks that without the there likely won't be a La Marque state championship game this Weddell thinks his team needs more fans in Corpus Weddell Christi at 2 p.m. Saturday for the Div. II State Semifinals we won't be in the Weddell Thus tickets sales for La 5,000 seats are moving Weddell on Wednesday had to fight off an attempt by to retrieve some of those tickets for their If they are not sold by Friday at they are shipped and the seats will be bought by Wildcat While there likely will be no walk-up tickets available at Buccaneer any remaining tickets will go on sale at the stadium Saturday at 8:30 a.m. fans need to buy their in his eighth year at La need to support La With a we will make The slow ticket sales are in stark contrast to two other big games the Cougars have played this Fans were lined up for blocks before the regular contests between the Cougars and John and more than 13,000 attended the annual on the contest against Texas City in To encourage ticket officials allowed La Marque season ticket holders to buy twice their usual allotment of tickets on Weddell is asking you - the fans - to show the commitment you expect from which means total and Page 5 line up for Texas Bowl ducats By Aulds Texas City Sun. TEXAS CITY - From wearing the same clothes each week to collecting game Stings fans have their own when it comes to rooting on their favorite high school football Diane the athletic office secretary for Texas has managed to keep up with nearly all of she The three-year athletic department employee has kept a detailed list of unique as she sells game tickets at the Stingaree stadium ticket most of it's wearing the same clothes to each she there are some really bizarre Mae and Frank Singletary haven't missed a Stings football game in the 16 years they've been They believe that the couple that goes to Stings games stays They also have another Mae collects the programs from each while Frank keeps all the ticket Probably the most superstitious group of people are McKay learned that the hard way when she decided to take her research beyond the fans and asked the coaches in the office what they do to insure a Stingaree victory on the had one coach tell me to sit down because he had about 30 of said Gareri has the same routine every game day including what he what he wears and even how he drives to the Another who follows game day is Jeff Dicus always wears a navy blue on game said before the La Marque I griped at but he told me the one time he wore a black we McKay said she has had some fans who've purchased their game tickets at the ticket office each week and who follow the same routine each lay out their money in just a certain way each and every she Stings fan Bennie Gonzalez says he has a Page 3
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