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Clute Facts (Newspaper) - November 30, 2007, Clute, Texas Friday november 30,2007 vol. 94, no. 275 a 2007 workers unearth history Cistern Likely from Republic of Texas Capitol dug up in West Columbia. By Erin Mckeon West Columbia a backhoes and other construction equipment working to Clear and level the land where the Weems shopping Center once stood have uncovered what could be a significant piece of Texas history officials said. Sitting in the ground 8 feet in diameter and about 5 feet deep is a Cistern or Man made Reservoir for collecting Rainwater believed to be that of the first Capitol of the Republic of Texas. Quot i can Only imagine Sam Houston and Steven f. Austin standing around the Cistern talking about politics Quot Sandy Weems said. The Cistern was rumoured to exist somewhere beneath the parking lot of the Weems shopping Center which was built in the late 1930s, Weems said. Quot the Rumor is that the Cistern is part of the original building that housed the first Capitol of the Republic Quot City manager Debbie Sutherland said. Quot if it is the Cistern that substantiates the location of where the building was located and that is a great enhancement to our according to Weems his Uncle Marcus Weems knocked Down the dome of the Cistern and piled the bricks into its Hole along with Sand so he could put a parking lot in front of the shopping Center. The building was sold july 31 to a Developer planning to build a Walgreen drug store Weems said. Construction workers knew the Cistern could be in that location and c than Dalstra tote facts were cautious when they were taking Down the front Wall of the shopping Sandy Weems talks thursday about the original Cistern to the first Capitol Center and removing the parking lot a the Republic of Texas that was uncovered wednesday As demolition is said Tho Horn Virv was Marie Crews were tearing Down a shopping Center in West Columbia. The Cistern is cordoned off with police tape and will be watched until archaeologists a see Cistern Page to a from Texas a a can begin working on the site. Covering Brazoria a Monty where Texas began blushed in Clute Texas for the kids boys and girls club a worthy program for county children i Community according to the Bible opinions a tournaments celebrating Christmas not required asic a a Ai seasonal fun i St leads at Multi Holiday events getting under Way events i sports in study finds reason to be afraid of the dark officers charge 5 in Graffiti damage sheriffs office says incidents might be gang related. By John Lowman a a it a a huge Honor to be asked to take this Gary Hockstra incoming Dow Texas operations vice president Cavazos Alvin a five people including three juveniles have been charged with painting gang related Graffiti on Alvin area buildings after a two week Brazoria county sheriff s office investigation. Saul Cavazos and James Robert Simmons both 19, of the Alvin area Are charged with felony criminal mischief Graffiti and three juveniles suspects also Are in custody patrol sgt. Richard Foreman said. Hie charge is a felony because the property damage from the Graffiti is estimated at More than $20,000. The arrests were made wednesday and Simmons thursday according to a sheriff s office press release a Cavazos in Houston Simmons at his Alvin Home and the juveniles at Alvin High school. The investigation which began nov. La was assisted by the sheriff s crime reduction unit a patrol car and team designed to focus on specific incidents until they re solved. The unit is staffed around the Dock to augment investigations patrol officers might not have time to cover thoroughly. Quot we noticed an increase in Graffiti in Alvin Heights and the Alvin area in the last six months Quot Foreman said. Quot they had been tagging or spraying gang Type Graffiti on top of other Graffiti so we sent the crime reduction unit Over Graffiti was painted on see Graffiti Page 2a Laura Mckenzie the facts Gary Hockstra left and Bob Walker stand outside Downs . Boutel building on thursday in Freeport. Hockstra will take Over when Walker leaves his position As vice president of Dow Texas operations. In with the new Dow Texas operations getting new vice president. By Hunter Sauls Freeport a after More than three years leading Dow Texas operations Dow vice president Bob Walker is moving on. Walker who began his Dow career 37 years ago As a production Engineer in the Braz sport la area will pass the reins of one of the largest chemical manufacturing centers in the world to Laura Mckenzie the facts Gary Hockstra discusses thursday the goals he Hopes to achieve once he replaces Bob Walker As see Dow Page 3a vice president of Dow Texas operations in Freeport. Alvin clinic receivers Powers Cut change should not affect efforts to reopen ache. By Nathaniel Lukefahr Luthaniel Alvin a the woman put in charge of a tumbled Alvin clinic for Low income patients saw her Powers scaled Back thursday by the same judge who granted them to her but she said she had t planned to use those particular tools anyway. Officials said the reduced authority Given to Lynda Bible As receiver of the Alvin Community health Endeavor should not inhibit her ability to do what is needed to reopen the clinic. Quot Ile took away the ability to go and question somebody under oath which was a fairly extraordinary Power Quot said Jim Wiginton chief of the Brazoria county District attorney s civil division. Quot she still has Power to make inquiries and things. It s not something that gutted the order. It limits her ability to District judge Pat Sebesta s decision followed a hearing thursday at the Brazoria county courthouse. Along with the Day to Day running of the clinic Sebesta assigned to Bible when he named her receiver nov. 2, he also named her master Iii chancery. The designation gave her subpoena Power to investigate and report to the court what she found. Quot she was Given the Power to actually go and i guess question people about where is stuff Quot Wiginton said. Quot we simply gave tile Power to go and determine the location of but Brad Bingham a lawyer representing now ousted executive director Nancy Benefield and other clinic officials removed by Sebesta s nov. 2 decision argued Bible could not be impartial a see ache Page Toa Benefield associated press a taxi Driver Waits monday at a traffic Light at night in Central London. Next month the International Agency for research on cancer the cancer Arm of the world health organization will classify the night shift As a a a probable Carcinogen. Agency to add night shift to list of probable carcinogens. By Maria Cheng at medical writer London or like uyt rays and diesel exhaust fumes working the graveyard shift will soon be listed As a Quot probable Quot cause of cancer. It is a surprising step validating a concept once considered Wacky. And it is based on research that finds higher rates of breast and prostate cancer among women and men whose work Day starts after dark. Next month the International Agency for research on c Ancer the cancer Arm of the world health organization will add overnight shift work As a probable Carcinogen. The higher cancer rates Don t prove working overnight can cause cancer. There May be other factors common among graveyard shift workers that raise their risk for cancer. However scientists suspect that overnight work is dangerous because it disrupts the circadian rhythm the body s biological clock. 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