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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - April 15, 1986, Galveston, Texas A OJtfc Salueston Sal IQ Sf cms Tuesday Morning April 11 local law enforcement officers receive honors By KATRY THOMAS News Staff Writer GALVESTON Eleven local law enforcement officers were chosen from within their depart ments to receive awards Monday night at TheFifty Club banquet Officers from the Galveston Police Department and Galveston County Sheriffs Department were honored with plaques at the event atMoody Civic Center Police officers chosen were Capt Ernest GaJvan for outstand ing service Sgt Dale Rogers for supervisor of the year officer Barry J Whitburn for rookie of the year officer Jack Dawson for officer of the year and officer Michael Mize for investigator of theyear In the sheriffs department Sgt Jim McClanahan was selected outstanding reserve deputy Sgt Alan Burner outstanding correc tional officer Bubba Fitch outstanding deputy Sgt Randy Burrows outstand ing investigator and Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt Alan W Callender special award for meritorious service The sheriffs department also recognized the Moody Foundation for outstanding service Galvan the father of five as police chief for five years and has worked in every division in the department He is now commander of the Criminal Investigation Division Rogers who has been a Galveston police officer since 1971 is commander of the motor divi sion and is a radar specialist in structor He has five children and two grandchildren Whitburn who was commission ed as a police officer in 1973 served as a University of Texas Medical Branch police officer and as assistant chief in Jamaica before joining Galveston Police Department last year Dawson has been with the department for 23 years He has worked in patrol and narcotics divisions and now is assigned to RobertE Baker Alan Callender Bubba Fitch Alan Burnor Jim McClanahan Ernest Galvan the Criminal Investigation Auto Theft Bureau Mize a member of the SWAT team has been with the depart ment since 1976 and is assigned to the Indentification Division He has certification in fingerprinting and photography McClanahan is assigned to the Dale Rogers Special Services Division where he has helped coordinate prisoner transportation Burnor joined the department in 1983 and manages the Inmate Admissions and Release section He also serves as the Corrections Division liaison with the Justice Information Management System Jack Dawson Fitch served as a correctional officer when he joined the department but was transferred to the Patrol Division in 1983 Burrows joined the department six years ago and was assigned to the Organized Crime Control Unit in 1982 where he specialized in narcotics law enforcement A Mike Mize Callender who joined DPS in 1968 has been stationed in La Marque to cover the Galveston County area for the past two years He was recognized for his work with and accessibiliy to other law enforcement agencies The sheriffs department thank ed the Moody Foundation for its Barry Whitburn support of law enforcement The foundation has given funds to the Beach Patrol the Justice Infor mation Management System the Mental Health Division and other law enforcement areas Robert E Baker executive ad minstrator of the Moody Founda tion accepted the award Mardi Gras group to tackle four major problems ByJACKSTENGLER News Staff Writer GALVESTON Crowd control barricades and police powers and temporary concessions for the islands future Mardi Gras celebrations are sched uled for discussion at Wednesdays meeting of the citysMardi Gras Evaluation Task Force meeting The meeting is set for 4 in the City Council conference room The agenda includes discussion of the number of parades and units in each parade escort groups communications and rules and regulations Under temporary concessions the discussions are to include service and convenience portable restrooms parkandride facilities litter and glass containers There will also be a financial impact statement given and a report from the Clean Galveston Com mittee Assistant City Attorney Stephen Williams has re ceived copies of the ordinance governing the cele bration of Mardi Gras in New Orleans and will pres ent a report on that citys controls Williams said he also had received a copy Monday of the ordinances governing San Antonios fiesta but had nothad an opportunity tostudy it The New Orleans ordinance which governs Mardi Gras activities over a twoweek period has no pro vision for temporary concessions during the celebra tion Williams said the city has a million police budget line item to cover city expenses for the paradeseason Each parade permit according to the ordinance costs and there is a ban on participation by any but nonprofit organizations with no commercial advertisingpermitted The nonprofit aspect also carries over into the balls held during the carnival season with each organization paying all expenses except for specific city activities The New Orleans carnival season begins the sec ond Friday before Mardi Gras and closes at the end of Mardi Gras Day There is a variety of parades including the mar ching club parade with only people afoot and no floats or vehicles A truck parade is one which consists entirely of decora ted trucks Other parades consist of floats marching units anda variety of participants The New Orleans ordinance prohibits any com mercial endorsement except for specific designa tions or endorsement of any candidate for elective public office However nothing contained in these provisions shall be construed to prohibit the humorous carica tures of current social events and states the ordinance No organization or person staging a parade is permitted to advertise publicly for participants The minimum age for participants in a parade made up of floats or vehicles is 12 except for those who are pages attendants grand marshals or special guestcelebrities The ordinance has specific age minimums for other participants Also no member of any carnival organization can ride as a masker in public view in a float parade unless masked Exceptions to this are kings queens captains maids dukes pages attendants or special guest celebrities The ordinance also states maskers on floats in automobiles on horseback or in any other vehicle in a parade shall be decently attired and no sexually indecent dress or characterization shall be al No one may participate in a carnival or truck parade while intoxicated or smoking The maximum length of any carnival parade route is seven miles and a parade permit and any route change request must be submitted before Aug 15 of the calendar year immediately preceding the year the carnival parade is to be held The ordinance also specifies the maximum and minimum number of units allowed in each type parade as well as the dimensions of floats trucks and other vehicles allowed If there is a conflict in position date time or parade route arises the rule of parade seniority prevails as to which organization gets preference in the contested area No float is to be used more than twice in any Mardi Gras season for which a permit is issued with the application for a parade permit also designating the site of the official reviewing stand and number and purpose of stops for the parade A written parade lineup and a certification from float builders that each float is structurally sound and meets the safety requirements of the city must be given to the police department at least 30 days prior to the parade date Each float builder must also have a liability in surance policy for the date of the parade in the amount of at least million The ordinance also spells out safety requirements for floats and other vehicles Two weeks before a parade date and again im mediately before the start of a parade the police and fire departments inspect each parade to see that the provisions of the ordinance are met by all par ticipants There are also strict regulations on throwing of objec ts from vehicles The regulations state no item can be thrown which is redeemable for or entitle the bearer to a discount of price for food or merchandise or admission to an event or which displays any commercial or political message No stands or structures are allowed on streets sidewalks or neutral grounds of the city outside the central business district of New Orleans during the carnival season except for specific requested use by various carnival organizations and the news media This restriction does not apply in the central business district where buildings abut the sidewalk but such structures must permit passage on the sidewalk Conviction for violating this ordinance may bring a fine of up to or imprisonment for up to five months or both Testimony to continue today in fishing trial GALVESTON Testimony is scheduled to con tinue today in a county court where Billy Kesel is accused of shrimping in closed waters The alleged fishing violation brought to court by the Coast Guard and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department was reportedly committed off Bolivar Peninsula The case is being tried in Judge Ron Wilsons court before a jury of six women Testimony began Monday Kesel is being defended by attorney Jim Vratis The case is being prosecuted by assistant district attorney Vicki OKelley The state has alleged through witnesses that Kesel caught white shrimp in outside waters deeper than four fathoms during a closed season Weather Satellite Photo Sun Moon and Tides FOR G ALVESTON COUNTY Tuesday April 15 High tide Low tide Sunrise Sunset Moonrise none listed Climate Data FOR GALVESTON COUNTY Monday April 14 High 76 Low 70 Record high 81 Record low 43 Rainfall in 24hour period ending at 4 none Rainfall since first of year inches inches below Marine Forecast SYNOPSIS A cold front will move off the lower Gulf Coast a strong offshore flow will prevail across coastal waters through to night PORT ARTHUR PORT OCONNOR Small craft advisory is in wind shifting to north near 20 knots through today northeast wind 15 to 20 knots to night Seas 5 to 7 feet near shore and 6 to 8 feet offshore Winds and seas higher in and near scattered thunderstorms PORT OCONNOR BROWNSVILLE Wind north 15 to 20 knots through today northeast wind near 15 knots tonight Seas 5 to 7 feet Widely scattered thundershowers Small craft should exercise caution NWSphotoshows frontal clouds over Gulf Coast states Extended Forecasts Thursday through Saturday SOUTH TEXAS Partly cloudy Thursday widely scattered thundershowers northwest Friday and over most of south and southeast Texas Saturday cooler west and central Saturday Lows generally 50s and 60s highs mostly 70s and 80s VVEST TEXAS Chance of showers Highs mostly in the 70s lows in the 40s and 50s NORTH TEXAS Partly cloudy Thursday chance of thunderstorms Friday and Saturday temperatures near seasonal normal High 70s Lows 50s 6 Weather Temperatures indicate days high and low to Juneau City Albuquerque Amarillo Anchorage Asheville Atlanta Atlantic City Austin 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