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Alvin Sun (Newspaper) - August 22, 1976, Alvin, Texas 17 cent Tex increase Alvin twin the Alvin Angel. Alvin Semi pro base Baller. Freh from their sunday Victory Over Friendswood face the Arcola Indian in a double header beginning at i p in sunday the game Villi be played to Ryan Field and will begin at p donation Are la the Angel trounced Friendswood 61 in the sunday game Alvin Council approve $2,330,222 �?T77 budget Lam blk Mert the Bicentennial com rum of of Alvin will have it att meeting on tuesday. Aug 24 at 7 pm at the fellow Thip Hall of the South Park Baptist Church Neal m Nelson. Chairman of the Bra urge every member to be present for the Busine meeting and covered dish supper the charter run out for the Bra and this meeting Sill wind up what a been a series of meetings program and activities which the Alvin Community a had to celebrate the Voth anniversary of the birth of the nation fall aria feat net to Beta Sigma a Tunu i chapter to planning their fall Aru and Craft fest for sept 12. At the Alvin High school from i to 6 p in they cordially invite the Public to attend anyone interested in renting a Booth can Call j&27w7 or 3314616 4\ deadline for entries will be sept i the majority of the chapter s proceed w ill be donated to various worthy Charilie and organizations loft to ice net the department of philosophy and the program in Legal studies of Bice University Are pleased to announce a series of conferences on the general topic. Mental illness and its policy implications or Las and Bali e a 11 h care this program is made c possible by a Grant from die Texas committee for the humanities and Public policy and the National endowment for the humanities ail sea stems Are open to the general Public there is no admission charge the first program starts at 2 on wednesday sept. A the main addresses Wilt be delivered in Harriman Hall at Rice University. Enter through Gates 8 or 9 on Bice blvd and Park in the f lot Street dosed Alvin City engineered sherbet a announced that Pearson Street from Johnson i fun 1463 is clod for resurfacing Pearson is the first of six streets scheduled for resurfacing in the very near future other Street closings will be announced through the newspaper As they occur Harbet said Pearson la the dug onal Street which connects in Highland Square shopping Center. City Council thursday night approved Pearage of s budget for the City of Alvin in the amount of 12.330.222 the budget presented in a Public hearing by City manager w e Routh has proposed a proposed Revenue of 12 37 1 063 the new budget to based on a tax rate of is 2 per Hoo valuation at 96 percent collection and 52 percent of assessed value the 17 cent increase in the tax rate is necessary for a six percent Cost of living increase for employees and increases in social Security insurance retirement tax exemption for taxpayers is year or older and Normal increase in material used by the Routh stated in his budget message the water and sewer rates remain the same As last fiscal year Nouth read the Brief prepared budget message which included the proposed Revenue and expenditure totals the rate of ement and the cause of the 17 cent increase Dick Tyson asked from the audience if he could see a copy of the budget and was told by mayor Allen Gray there were none available no one else in the audience questioned or commented on the budget or asked for further information councilwoman Nancy Benefield voted against the proposed budget following its presentation she told the Sun after the meeting that she Felt every Council member should have been presented a legible copy of the budget instead of the barely legible pencilled copy they were Given the proposed budget to annually displayed for Public inspection 30 Day prior to the hearing in the City Secretary s office of the City Hall All City records ire open to the Public. Broken Down the Revenue for the budget shows $889,902 in adv lorem taxes $370,000 from water $195.000from sewer. $892,556 from the general fund $17,625 from water and sewer and a balance of $6,000 in the general fund and water and sewer expenditures Are listed As $1,253,284 general fund expense $399,408 general fund capital outlay $202,933 general fund other requirements $288,550, water and sewer expense. $44,500 for water and sewer capital outlay $230,826, water and sewer other so Alvin pea j Politica bureaucracy blamed citizens still bristling Over Pearland Landfill by Thomas Kloecker the consensus of about 80 Man Val cd Alana who showed at the Manvel fire station thursday night waa that moneyed interests politics. And bureaucracy would see through the completion of a Landfill site by Pearland within the corporate limits of Manvel the 50 acre Aile a already been approved by the Texas slate department of health but Manvel a appealed the decision the state whose 45 Day to Rule on the Appeal a expired has salted for an Extension until sept to mayor Levoy said Manvel didst want to Uke the dispute to the courts but then said Manvel would a fight the Landfill situation As far a necessary to Stop it several Points of Contention were raised at the Community gathering one such Point was the discussion of the Quot Grandfather Law a according to the Quot grand father Law Quot Pearland would be Able to use the Aile for a Landfill Only if it had been used for such purposes before Manvel annexed the land mayor Levoy said it had t been used for Landfill prior to annexation another disputed Point was the matter of water Cut luf is. Past 2 Man Dies in fire an autopsy was underway Friday afternoon to deter mine the cause of death of James e Ham mood whose body was found Early Friday morning in the charred remains of his Home Hammond is. Was found in the Kitchen of i Home on county Road 172 by firemen when they answered the 5 15 alarm his wife. Who escaped by breaking out a bedroom window said when she awoke smoke and flame were All through the House she said it was not unusual for her husband to Rise Early make Coffee and go to the Fields to work Hammond Lay on i Back near the Kitchen door. Judge de Webb waa called to the scene at 6 a in and asked that an autopsy be performed the Brazoria county sheriff s department is investigating the fire around town by Doris Rossi seen in and around Alvin. Don and Kara Childs driving around in their Quot new used Nova belated Happy birthday wishes to Kitty Henry Houk who celebrated 12 a a Willie and Brenda Sasser and children Wendy and Wendell were recent visitors to the area from Carson California to attend the wedding of Cynthia Brown and Leonard Davis. Happy birthday wishes to Donna Henderson who celebrate her 15th birthday aug 22 Mary Lou Corn and her son and daughter in Law John and sue Corn and their baby Joshua of Muskogee. Oklahoma have been enjoying a visit with Tom and Nancy pack and their children Scotty Donnie. Michael Lyndie. And Cindy. Elmer and Merle Lee teen harvesting their soy bean crop. Quot get Well Quick Withee to Frances Bourque who is in Galveston county memorial Hospital the j v and varsity cheerleaders holding special assemblies St Alvin High school teaching the student body new cheers for the upcoming football season a a. Cheerleader Sto Cindy pack Donna Hen de Uson. Dolores Gutterrez Tanya Patterson Andrea Williams. Cathy Meyers. And Jodi Meyers. Varsity cheerleader Tammi Smith. Debbie d Arcy. Shot us Sheffler. Lyndie pack. Donna Phillips Julie Smith. Lisa Leslie. And Karen Rodgers. Members of the Alvin chamber of Commerce civic affairs committee Are shown with City manager w. E. Routh. Left and the flagpole the group presented to the City As a Bicentennial project. Shown Are chamber vice president John Ely second from left Maude Wood. Chairman of the committee. Margaret seals co chairman of the Bicentennial commission chamber manager Hollis m Cli in Ness and Ron Carr co chairman of the Bicentennial commission staff photo levee Crouch asks fencing permit vandals plague Auto dealer the owners of Royal Dodge in Alvin approached the City Council via letter thursday night asking permission to Fence their property to deter vandals chief of police Pete Carlson said As High As 500 -600 cars have been damaged at the Dealership by persons walking along Gordon Street the business faces Gordon. And cars for Sale Are parked facing the Street and about four feet Back from the curb apparently the persons 25 affected by he amp a strike who walk along the sidewalk there Maul and slash the cars with knives in passing headlights Are knocked out and articles Are thrown at and on the cars the company is asking St vandals. A 2 Community Public service Wert me War Busy this week installing Mare lighting for Petros Park. Vandalism a. Been a problem it the Park and City officials feel the finishing of the lighting for the Park will deter some of the mischief makers staff photo Loyco Crouch by Donna Haddad approximately 25 workers employed by the Alvin Power Plant of Houston lighting amp Power co. Have been affected by the strike against the company by the electrical workers Union local 66, according to Otto Schroeder of the Alvin office. The strike also affects nine other Lap Houston Galveston area generating plants besides the Alvin Plant which services an area that stretches from Iowa Colony to Mary a Creek in Pearland to Danbury and Liverpool and Galveston Bay. Contract issues in dispute Are hospitalization seniority and wage the workers Are requesting a to percent wage hike a con tract on seniority and grievance procedures and pregnancy coverage for do wives of male employees. Although there Are no non Union contractor presently working in die Alvin area some will be hired in the future a to handle the larger i construction jobs that Are several Miles Long a fid Schroder. Schroeder commented diet he has no idea what the Outlook for settlement is because Quot both sides Are still discussing each others acc registration schedule the 1976 fall semester registration for Alvin Community College students will be held on aug. 25 and 2. Due to the Large enrolment expected it will be necessary for students to Register in accordance with an alphabetical arrangement which was determined by a drawing during the summer months. The schedule to be followed is As follows August 25 he a a 9 80 19 00 . Or later. A b 10 80 11 00 . Or later. No pm a 11 00 12.00 noon or later. Of a 12 00 1 0� . He a a 5 00 a 5 45 . Or later a b 5 45 6 30 p a or later. No pm 6 30 7 15 . Or later. Of a 7 15 8 00 . August 26 rs-9.oo 10 00 . Or later. C d 10 00-11 00 . Or later. L m la of -12 00 noon or later. To a we a a 12 00 1 00 r s 5.00 5 45 or later t a d 5 is 6 30 . Or later l m-6 30-7 15p.m. Or later. To a we a a 7 15 8 00 . Those students who will graduate in december will be permitted to Register Early each Day from 8 30 . To 9 . Provided they have made application and paid their graduation fee. Potential graduates May of course Register in accordance with the regular alphabetical arrangement if they wish. New traffic fines hefty cheaper to slow Down j motorists who break the Law in Alvin May find their pocketbooks fattened when newly approved Fine go into effect Here the revised fines were approved during thursday night s City Council meeting the revision was accomplished by a committee made up of chief of police Pete Carlson councilwoman Nancy Benefield judge j. D. Thompson City manager w. E. Routh and councilman Glenn Marken. Under the new rates illegal parking will Cost 17.90, parking in a fire zone $22.50, running a atop sign. $17.50 no Drivers License $52.50, noise violation $22 50, running a red Light $22 50 an incident resulting in an Accident $37 50 failure to appear to a traffic summons $17.90 warrant $19 other moving violation $22 50 and speeding $22.90 for the first to mile per hour Over the posted limit 92 for each mile thereafter. Marken speaking for the committee said the new Fine were deemed necessary when the in creased income of Moat working people made the former traffic Fine a not by deterrent they used to

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