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Big Spring Stanton Herald (Newspaper) - April 10, 1990, Big Spring, Texas Hanging around Stanton a Eva Fehr left photo keeps a Good grip on her Teddy Bear As she hangs upside Down on the Monkey bars during a recent sunny afternoon. The Monkey bars weren t the Only Busy contraption As Allison Montgomery and Kinsey Williams top photo try their Luck on the slide. Herald photos by Carla Welch on the Side Stanton edition of the big Spring Herald tuesday area weather fair to partly Cloudy through wednesday. Highs wednesday near 70. Lows tonight in the mid 40s. The High was 86, the Low was is. Serving Crossroads country a West 12 pages 2 sections vol. 2 no. 60 april to 1990 35 c newsstand a 25c Home delivered Council to push for Park renovation by Patrick Driscoll staff writer Stanton a the City Council on monday decided to push toward on a Park revitalization project and agreed to have a Community meeting on april 23 to discuss the idea. Councilman Lester Baker who is spearheading the Effort anticipates that the City will apply for a minimum of $50,000 in a Grant from the Texas department of Parks and wildlife which would have to be equally matched by the City. He said he would like to apply by the next to Dpi biannual deadline of july 31. Up to $500,000 is available for a Grant project which could include trails playgrounds outdoor pools athletic courts and Fields and support facilities such As parking bathrooms and picnic tables a to Dpi Grant administrator said in March. A it depends on what we want to do Quot Baker said to Council members monday of the amount they May want to apply for. A i d say a minimum of $50,000. There s not much you can do with $100,000." he said the Grant must be used for projects at one Park. Stanton has three Parks. One of the Parks brought up for possible improvements is Tommy Walker Field. The Fence on the softball Field is currently being moved Back so that it adheres to tournament standards in an Effort to draw some softball tournaments to the City. To electric already moved the 70-foot Light poles Back free of charge and Cap Hock electric cooperative plans to rewire the poles free of charge. However mayor Danny Fryer said that bathrooms at the Park have repeatedly been destroyed by vandals in the past. A the problem up Here is with the restrooms. Ever time they get fixed up they get destroyed a he said at the meeting. He estimated that one year it Cost $4.ooo for the City to fix them twice. Also discussed at the meeting was an idea to Purchase some land below Cost and then have it reap praised. Baker said the appraised value could be used As part of the City a contribution As Matching funds for the Grant and would save the City some Money. A if we know of some land we could Purchase and Purchase it Way below Cost a he said. In other action the Council a agreed to have the future Landfill operator take a one week class leading to a Texas depart a Council Page 6 school Reform Bill oked by Peggy Fikac associated press writer Austin speaker Gib Lewis suggested there a Little room for Compromise Between the houses $450 million Public education finance Reform Hill and a Senate plan with a $1.2 billion Price tag for next school year. A we think we have a Good Bill at $450 million a Lewis said after the House approved its measure 10637 on monday in the second week of the Legislatures second special session on court ordered school finance Reform. Although he said a legislative conference committee will be appointed wednesday to work out differences Between the House and Senate Hills Lewis asserted a i think we stand a very Strong Chance of coming out of conference with pretty much what we passed the House Hill would address a Texas supreme court ruling that the school finance system is unconstitutional and lawmakers will be Able to find the funding for it said Lewis a fort Worth. Ways to fund school finance Reform will he considered next week Lewis said. Committees Are looking at cutting Money from other budget areas and at tax increases. The supreme court gave lawmakers until May i to Reform the $13.5 billion a year system after finding disparities Between property Rich and poor school districts the House in the first 3 Day session on school finance rejected a a Reform Page 6 county ror of 4 percentage Points. Mattox has accused is. Richards of using illegal drugs a a in a saying that she used cocaine at the age of 46 and marijuana and she used other drugs a he said while refusing to ofter evidence. Is. Richards underwent treat ment for alcoholism in 198u and said she has not had a a mood altering chemical a since. She denied seeking treatment for co Caine use adding a emr Mattox is telling lies in this in san Antonio former mayor Henry Cisneros introduced her by saying a nobody has had to sustain a meaner or Krashier Campaign than has been waged against but the candidates avoided the nastiness during their final whirlwind Tours monday. Is Richards in Midland called for improvements in education and bolstering existing Texas businesses she ripped gov. Bill Clements a Republican saying he had failed to provide leadership to change the current Public school finance system which was declared unconstitutional by a unanimous Texas supreme court. A instead of helping we have a governor who has deliberately been a Roadblock a she said at the a voters Page 6-Ameet your neighbor name Kathy Hall a 34-year resident of Stanton. Occupation clerk at the tax office. Favorite Book the Bible. Favorite pie Cherry. Hobbies Golf and Bureau needs workers Stanton the . Census Bureau is in need of temporary workers in Martin and Midland counties. Census work will last Between two and eight weeks for most workers. They will receive $5.50 an hour plus 24 cents a mile for any official use of a private vehicle. The work consists of driving or walking in designated areas of the county to follow up on addresses that do not respond to the census questionnaire. Applicants for the temporary positions must be 18 years old or Over a . Citizen and take a written test. Tests will be conducted at the Stanton Community Center thursday at 9 a m. And i . Testing in Midland will be done at 1 30 . Friday at the Texas employment commission. For More information Contact the Lubbock District office of the Bureau at 806 742-8600glitch scrubs shuttle launch Cape canaveral Fla. Apr Nasa scrubbed the launch of discovery with the $1.5 billion Hubble space Telescope today when a problem developed four minutes before liftoff in a unit that supplies Power to the shuttles Wing and Tail surfaces. Nasa quickly decided to wait at least until thursday before trying again said launch commentator George Diller. As the five astronauts began emerging from the cockpit where they had lain on their backs for More than three hours engineers worked to determine the extent of the pro Blem with the auxiliary Power unit. The scrub was a disappoint ment to the hundreds of astronomers who had gathered at the Kennedy space Center to watch the launch of discovery and the Telescope that it carries in its cargo Bay. Hubble the most expensive unmanned spacecraft Ever built has been waiting to take its place in space since 1983 delayed by technical problems and the 1986 Challenge explosion. Diller said Nasa was disappointed at the latest delay a but the stars will be Here if the Apu has to be replaced entirely it would mean a delay of at East several Days said Keith l. Hudkins chief of nasal a shuttle orbiter division. A a there la be something changed out a Hudkins said a a something a broken that will have to be the space telescopes batteries will hold their charge through Friday but after that would have to undergo an eight Day recharge on the ground. Once Hubble is in orbit its Solars panels will keep its batteries supplied with work on Road pact by Patrick Driscoll staff writer Stanton Martin county commissioners voted monday to work out an agreement with Midland City officials to maintain a Road within Martin county and the City limits of Midland. The Road which is privately owned right now will probably be taken care of for the next few years before Midland eventually takes Over said county judge Bob Deavenport and Midland City Mana Nager Fred Poe. Midland real estate Developer t c. Tubbs has been trying to get either of the government entities to take Over ownership of the two mile Section of 1150 North since 1984 when about three fourths of it was annexed along with some other property by Midland in order to control zoning around the planned new location of the Midland air Park. Tubbs said in january that he spent $80,000 to build the caliche Road before trying to give it away and has spent about $30,000 More to rebuild it two More times since then. He said it accesses about 200-300 Oil Wells in the area. He could not be reached for comment this morning. Deavenport said the 120-foot wide right of Way which does not connect with any other county roads is used mainly by South Texas construction co. And that they will probably be asked by the county to participate in a county Page 6-avoters head to the polls by Michael Holmes associated press writer Austin a As voters headed to the polls today the two combative candidates for the democratic gubernatorial nomination were pledging to work for the party in november a win or lose. A a in a a Democrat and in a going to support the entire democratic ticket top to Bottom a attorney general Jim Mattox promised a if Jim Mattox is the nominee in a going to be a supporter of the ticket a said state treasurer Ann Richards. The Winner advances to the general election to face oilman rancher Clayton Williams who claimed the gop nomination last month with an overwhelming 61 percent of the vote. Both Mattox and is. Richards predicted Victory. A we Are All going to be unified in november and we Are going to seize the governors mansion is. Richards said in san Antonio her final Stop monday. Mattox told backers in Dallas that he would consider including is. Richards in his administration. A i think that there a a place for All of us within this democratic party each of our talents a he said. Their Hitler Campaign p which included charges of drug abuse by each candidate a raged Over the last month after Mattox and is. Both democratic gubernatorial candidates took advantage of the last Day of campaigning to make a final pitch for votes. At right Ann Richards signs autographs for supporters after speaking to College students in Arlington. Jim Mattox above greets workers at the Bell helicopter Plant near fort Worth. Richards bested a seven person primary Field a poll published sunday by the Houston chronicle and Dallas morning news showed the race was too close to Call of 759 democrats who said they a vote in the Runoff 44 percent backed is. Richards and 38 percent Mattox. Sixteen percent said they were undecided the Telephone Survey by the University of Houston had a margin of or

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