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Alvin Sun (Newspaper) - August 2, 1979, Alvin, Texas
Jess wards goal bringing order from chaos governors aide coordinates Relief by George Stott bringing order and Relief to the chaos and human suffering Hrh follows tragedies such As the flooding which struck Alvin and others areas one week ago today has become routine to Jess Ward of the governors office of disaster emergency services. Ward. Who was in Alvinus Federal and state disaster Center wednesday says the flooding inflicted upon this and other communities is worse than that of Hurricane Carla the first disaster he worked almost two decades ago. A this was worse than Carla. It Wasny tas Broad As Carla but the areas which were hit by this flooding were hit worse a Ward said. Ward says the lesson of Claudette is a repeat of one he has Learned Many times during his career of planning coordinating and implementing disaster Relief programs to texans struck by tragedy. The Power of nature is incredible and a you can to always predict when and where it is going to a a we a the governors disaster office been watching Claudette from the time it formed and when it was projected to strike the coast of Texas and Louisiana All of the Border counties were alerted a he said. But Ward admits the Rains it dumped on this area was an unexpected twist. In the aftermath it was Ward who flew Over the area last Friday and convinced gov. Bill Clements that he should immediately seek a presidential declaration of disaster Clements did and the president followed with a Quick declaration. Since that time the hours have turned into Days for Ward and his Crew As they have worked to establish Relief centers combining All the Federal and state agencies into a one Stop Center. There Are six throughout the affected areas including the one at Alvin Junior High school. Ward says the next step will be the presidential declaration of the situation being a disaster area for Public facilities. Such a declaration will allow local governments to be reimbursed for expenses in repairing local facilities destroyed or damaged during the flooding. Ward says the governor is working now to see that such a declaration is obtained from the Federal government. A the mayors and other local officials need to understand that much of their expenses can be reimbursed a Ward said. But like the governor did at a recent conference with officials at Fulington urged the local governments to keep Good documentation on their expenses. A it will make the process of reimbursement go much More smoothly a he said. Governor s Saiof Jess Ward right is shown above with two other officials helping to coordinate Relief and aide operations at the one Stop Federal and state disaster Relief Center at Alvin Junior High school. Ward is the governors top aide on disaster Relief operations for the state. He was one of the first to Fly Over flood stricken thin to assess the damage and get the Ball rolling for a presidential declaration of disaster. Photo by George Scott. The Alvin Sun North Brazoria county s Only daily newspaper in. Hot a no. 212_thunday, Auputiw 2, 1979 t7.il i ii ter copy Landfill hours extended no charge red Cross seeking volunteers volunteers Are needed by the red Cross to work at the disaster Relief Center at Alvin Junior High school. Those who can help should Call King s Row Baptist Church or report to the Volunteer services desk at the Junior High. Alvin by Lori Kapsner Alvinus vast Supply of soggy carpets should be picked up by the Middle of next week although waterlogged furniture will have to wait a while. Streets and sanitation superintendent Gene Atnip said. Residents Are urged to haul their own garbage to the City Landfill if they can possibly do so. Atnip said. Hours the Landfill is open have been extended to help take care of flood debris he said. Sun spots open Houwe the Liverpool Post office will conduct an open House from 2-5 sunday for the new building. There has been a Post office in continuous operation since aug. 8, 1979 making this sunday the 100th anniversary. Ars stolen two cars Worth about $7,600 each were reported stolen from Al Welling motor company sometime since monday Alvin police said. The vehicles a Pontiac grand prix and Pontiac firebird were discovered missing about 4 30 . Wednesday Roy Benford. Company spokesman told police. They had been parked on the South parking lot of the Dealership. Assault charged John Mark Griffith of Alvin was charged wednesday with felony aggravated assault in connection with the beating and cutting of his wife Carol Early wednesday police said. Griffith. 26, was being held under $3,000 Bond set by Justice of the peace . A a eds Webb he was arrested about i . Wednesday at the couple s Home the police report said. Mrs. Griffith was examined at Alvin Community Hospital and released police said. Supplies is reded groceries bedding linens and furniture Are in great demand at the Alvin hotel flood Relief Center Alvin museum society president Ida Blanchette said. Enough clothes have already been donated to fill present needs she said. Registration permit pick up permits now for acc fall registration August 22-23. Call registration hotline 331-6111, ext. 247 for information. Vacation Bible school South Park Baptist Church and first Baptist Church of Alvin will sponsor a joint vacation Bible school from 9 . To noon aug. 6-10 at first Baptist Church. The school will take the place of separate schools planned by each Church for this week which were cancelled because of last weeks flooding. Bible verse a let there be no sadness for Joy in the in it re is your Nehemiah 8 10 neb. Since garbage pickup was Able to resume Friday City workers have a made one Heck of a big Dent in the Mounds of garbage Atnip said. Trews on the City a five garbage trucks have been working �?o12 or 13 hours Aday a he added. Household garbage is top priority. Atnip said because it will create a health Hazard if left in the heat too Long. Next on the list of priorities is carpet he said unique Chase ends by Lor Raesner hiding under the bed covers May protect children from bogy men but not adults from the of the Alvin police department. A 19-year-old Man was arrested As he huddled in his bed about 3 . Thursday after an Alvin patrolman chased him More than six blocks Down streets through parking lots Over fences and finally through a w window of his Home. Charges of burglary theft and evading arrest were pending thursday. According to patrolman Joseph Esquivel a report the Chase started when he saw a Man at Adoue and Johnson Riding a Blue English racer and carrying a tool Box under his . As the patrol car approached the suspect peddled away on the bicycle. With lights flashing Esquivel pursued the Bike Down Side streets and across parking lots. The biker tossed the tool Box at the patrol car As he sped through the first Baptist Church parking lot at Adoue and Hill but Esquivel dodged the missile. Alvin prep alive after Alvin prep league All stars kept their regional tournament championship Hopes alive with a 5-1 win Over Hereford last night in new Orleans. Alvin. 2-1 in the tournament plays once beaten Del Rio tonight at 6 ., with the loser of the game to be eliminated. Only two other teams remain in the tournament both of which represent i Louisiana. Winning Pitcher for Alvin was Brian Watson who struck out four batters walked one. And allowed Only three hits while hurling a Complete game. Robert Chapa singled to open the ballgame and then stole second and third bases he cann1 Home on a single by Russell Ivy. Ivy stole second and third base and James Yeamans delivered a run scoring single. Yeamans swiped second advanced to third on a single by Kevin i Naburg and tallied the third Alvin run sanitation workers Arentt picking up any furniture now. He said concentrate on that after the carpets and household garbage have been picked up the Landfill will be open from 7 . To 8 . Daily until most of the flood debris is cleared from Alvin Atnip said. The dumping fee at the City Landfill has been suspended for any resident of precinct 3 who wants to haul away his own garbage. A couple of blocks further at Cleveland and Taylor the suspect jumped from the Bike Quot rolling head Over heels and coming to his feet running a Esquivel said in his report. That a when Esquivel abandoned his patrol car and chased him on foot. They ran along streets for two blocks until the suspect dashed into a Yard at House and Hood streets where Esquivel chased him through Yards and Over fences. When the suspect reached his residence on Hardie Street Esquivel said he crawled through a window with the patrolman right behind. There Esquivel found the Man in bed covered with the sheets police said. He arrested him and brought him to City jail. Police suspect the tool Box May have been stolen during a burglary but Early thursday no such burglary had been reported. The bicycle the suspect was Riding has been reported stolen police said. The Man s name will not be released until he is formally charged. Stars 5-1 win on a passed Ball the 13-year old stars upped their Lead to 5-0 with two More runs in the top of the third inning Chapa started the rally w Ith a Lead off bunt single and then stole second base Ivy singled to left Field and Chapa crossed the plate with the fourth Alvin run. Tito Salinas Drew a walk on four pitches and Lenaburg punched a single through the left Side of the infield to score Ivy. Del riots Only damage to Watson was a single run in the Bottom of the inning. Defensively Alvinus efforts were highlighted by Matt Erwin who made a Superb play on a ground Ball turning it into a double play and by i Adaburg who gunned Down three baserunners trying to steal second. The Winner of tonight Salvin Del Rio game plays the loser of the new Orleans Lakeshore contest. Atnip noted that some companies Are using their own trucks to haul away their employees garbage this is helping supplement the work the City is Able to do w Ith its limited manpower he said. A any help we can get from individuals is greatly appreciated a a Atnip said. Tile Landfill is located at county Road 160and Mustang Road As Viking As flood Waters began to recede officials it it of he conservation and declamation District developed a plan to help with the clean up of garbage. They made available to the City dump a dragline and Dozer to help Bury trash from the storm earlier this week a Plank Board Road was built into a new area of the Landfill to open it up for dumping. The Board Road donated and constructed by Hermann i ease service cb., is enabling heavy trucks to cot into the Landfill while the ground is still wet volunteers Are needed at a hotel volunteers Are needed at the Alvin hotel in downtown Alvin to help dispense Relief items to needy victims. Ida Blanchette who is helping to coordinate operations there said a we need people w to can donate even As much As an hour of their time. Please help county trucks Are working to pick up flood garbage outside the Alvin City limits. Atnip said in addition the a amp a District has committed itself to providing additional equipment if it is needed commissioner Billy Joe plaster and mayor Allen Gray have urged persons not to become impatient and dump garbage along county roads such dumping can a Ause sanitation problems pm finds suspect under his covers tetanus shots Are still available free tetanus shots for flood victims will continue to be Given at Alvin Community Hospital from 1-7 . Thursday and Friday administrator Pete Nash said. The Hospital had intended to l discontinue the shots after wednesday Nash said but got so Many Calls for them that he decided to extend the program. However Friday will be the last Day he said. Shots have been Given to about 3,000 persons at Tolje Hospital this week Nash said. Typhoid shots Are not being Given at the Hospital. If persons Are concerned about the need for a typhoid shot Nash said he recommends they Contact their physicians. Lots of i a scions those seeking any one of a variety of services available at the Center will face questioning hut officials say they Are making every Effort to make the process As painless As possible. Proof of losses must in documented and officials emphasize that every Effort will he made to make the entire operation go As quickly As possible. Photo by ted Dunnam. I Ong lines formed at Alvin Junior High school wednesday morning to see what services were available at the one Stop Federal and state disaster Relief Center. The Center can process just Over 300 people a Day but officials emphasize the Center will be open until a the Job is photo by ted Dunnam
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