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Brownfield News (Newspaper) - August 22, 1976, Brownfield, Texas Willii a , by .15-136 uuu.5, to. 75335 for new shopping Center City approves zone change. A a looking them Over two of last years seniors Dianne Walker and Debra Bilbrey look Over their annuals which were received thursday. Many students attended the annual party and signed annuals. This is the last school function that any graduating senior participates in. I photo by Bruce Davis approval of a zone change opening of bids on installation of sewer and water lines and approval of payment for appraisal services were the highlights of the thursday meeting of the Brownfield City Council. A request for a zoning change for 9.5 acres at the Southwest Corner of Tahoka re. And Cedar was approved by the Council. The zone change is from i single family residential and r2, double family residential to c2, general retail. The zone change was requested for the construction of a shopping Center to be built in the near future. According to Phil Tucker representative of Jones Lowe real estate work will begin around the end of september. Tucker said that they have been working on the project for about two years and that they feel that the addition of the shopping Center would be Quot Good for Brownfield and the they have already received confirmation from four Chain stores who will occupy the shopping Center. United super markets to amp a family centers re co drug and one other Chain have confirmed their intentions of moving in once the building is completed. The shopping Center will have a mall atmosphere. The land which the Center is located on is owned by a Trust in the first National Bank in Dallas. The Bank requested the change. In other action bids for the installation of sewer and water lines for the Sunset Heights addition were awarded to Holloway contracting co. Of Lubbock for $17,156.75. The bid was awarded to the company pending satisfactory financial arrangements Are made by the Developer subject to the approval by the City manager and attorney. Cost of the installation w ill be paid for by the developers Sonny Arnold amp Assoc of Lubbock. The other bid was for $20,874.00 from Panhandle construction co. The City Engineer had estimated the project to Cost approximately $19,859.50. The Council also heard an Appeal for payment from a tax appraising firm who was hired by the City to Kenneth King named news editor announcement was made by Wade Warren publisher of the Brownfield news that Kenneth j. King has joined the staff of the news As editor. But amp a vie a b Vade a swum America is the place where some dogs have special obedience training. And mans Al Ildron Don t. It s been politic in time around our office this past week As both incumbents and challengers have been beating the Bushes. Jim Reese was the first to come through and As most everyone knows he is challenging George Mahon for his seat in the House of representatives. Mahon was in the office tuesday morning and Alan Stedman challenger for Lloyd Beji Tsen s Post was by wednesday afternoon. Reese was campaigning Mahon was reminding and Stedman appeared to be lost. Mahon emphasized the Point that Quot regardless of what comes out of Washington and from what Branch of government it appears that Congress is always one Point in specific which he talked about and was later proved out in talking with the local ask executive committee is an order for the ask soil conservation service and Farmers Home administration to locate Quot under one roof and in one big supposedly this order that went to our local office and 35 other counties in Texas would make a Quot one step Quot service Center for Farmers and others involved in agriculture. See inner lews Page 3 King was formerly editor and associate publisher of the Graham news in Graham Tex. Before joining the staff at Brownfield. He is a 1975 graduate of East Texas state University where he received a . Degree with a double major in photography and journalism. While attending College he served As editor of the Campus Magazine the Etsu special which has won first place awards for student publications in society of professional journalists Sigma Delta Chi sponsored contests. King has also served As managing editor of the Whitewright Sun a weekly newspaper in East Texas. King and his wife. Geraldine Are originally from Greenville Tex. Mrs. King also attended East Texas state University where she majored in. Discusses electricity at present the City of Brownf Teldo a Power Plant is providing most of the Power needs for the City with Only a minimum of assistance needed during Peak Power months but according to City manager Jake Ecron this trend could reverse itself in a few years. It is possible that the local Power system would Only be Able to Supply the Peak Power needs with the base Power being provided from outside sources. Geron informed the City Council thursday of the Progress which is being made negotiating for the wholesale Purchase of Power. Several City officials met with representatives of southwestern Public service tuesday aug. 17 in Amarillo to discuss the electric needs of Brownfield and the possibility of purchasing Power from them. We have compared the Cost of enlarging our Plant with that of buying the Power Quot said Geron Quot and it would apparently be cheaper to Purchase the Power rather than enlarge the local besides the added Cost of enlarging the Plant the Railroad commission is in the process of phasing out the use of natural Gas As fuel Supply for electric generating plants. The Brownfield Plant is fuelled with natural Gas. Before any additions could be made to the Plant permission would have to be obtained from the Railroad commission. With the size of the current system and the projected Power needs it is possible that additional Power will be needed on a Large scale by the summer of 1976, according to Geron. Geron said the philosophy of spa has changed and they Are now willing to negotiate toward the Sale of wholesale Power in Large quantities to Brownfield. Previously the City had Only purchased Power on a Short term basis. Geron said that they attended the meeting with Hopes that spa would be willing to Purchase the Brownfield Power system but spa said that they would Only serve As the Power source and the City would act As the distributor. Three or four months ago. City officials met with officials from several see electricity Page 3 done to be late summer vacation comes to an end for Brownfield and most arca students monday As the 1976-�?T77 school year will officially get underway. While teachers Here and in Wellman Meadow and Plains have been having in service training this past week students at Union have been in the classroom As they started last monday. Brownfield High the Middle school and the intermediate school will Start at 8 30 each morning and will dismiss at 3 40. Colonial Heights and Oak Grove will ring their first school Bell at 8 15 and the tardy Bell at 8 30, kindergarten students will dismiss at 11 15, first and second grades at 2 30 except for the first two weeks when the first graders will be let out at noon and the third Grade at 3 00. Students will get their first Holiday on september 6 for labor Day. Thanksgiving holidays Are scheduled for november 25-26 and the students will be out for Christmas december 23-january 2. Special education. Both Are graduates of Greenville High school. The Kings make their Home at 1106a Broadway. Besides his previous experience in newspapers and magazines he has also won numerous awards for photographic excellence in various sponsored photographic contests. King is anxious to get to know the people of Brownfield. He also requests that anyone having any news items to Contact him at the Brownfield news. Assist in tax appraisals. According to Stanley Miller tax assessor the assessing firm trois that the Job is Complete. Miller added that he Felt that the w Ork was satisfactory although there have been some problems in disfiguring but that the company was glad to Correct them. They will continue to lend assistance As Long As the City needs them Quot ii will just take some time before ii is completely worked out Quot said Miller Jake Ecron. City manager said Quot we accomplished what we set out to do. Main Homes have appreciated Over the years and the downtown area has he added that if the City had had enough experienced help Over the years that the problem of tax inequities would not be so great. Quot we have equalized but some people May feel that there Are still some inequities Quot said Ecron. The Council agreed to pay the remaining $2,100, or to per cent at the total Hill. In other Council action. Ecron invited the members of the Council to attend the called meeting of the Hospital Board which will he held at 7 30 . August 23 in the chamber of Commerce office. Hic Board will discuss Security requirements tor the Hospital and grounds and also the ambulance service. Ecron also read a letter to the Council which was received from the United states Treasury dept complementing the Brownfield police dept for the assistance they Lent in the confiscation of an air plane loaded with 1.400 pounds of marijuana which landed at the Terry county Airport on july la. I he capture of the plane followed a months surveillance of the suspects the local Law officers assisted by dusting for fingerprints on the plane and in a Motel room where the suspects were supposed to have been staying. Geron also informed the Council that the City has been awarded for the third consecutive year. A safety award for not having any pedestrian deaths this year. The award was received from the Panhandle Auto club members of the american Auto association. According to Ecron fuel costs were Down this month and consequently the fuel adjustment charges will be less he also said he was pleased with the building which is going on in the City. There Are 19 Homes currently being built. Honorary citizenship was bestowed on two girls from Ontario Canada who have been staying in the Home of or. And mrs. Joe Young. The two girls. Val fishy and Lorraine Baetz Are Exchange students through Lions club International. Boosters schedule concert realtors to organize the Brownfield High school band Booster club is sponsoring their first annual concert thursday night in the bus commons. The event will get underway at 7 30 . According to Rob Lovett bus band director. Guest directors for the spirit boosting event include Geoff Bissett Middle school band director and Doyle Gammill former Monterey High school band director. The bus twirlers will perform and the cheerleaders will Lead some yells. Kenneth King Young Farmers slate banquet Don Johnson of the Plains Cotton growers Assn. Will present a program on Cotton. Inc. At the Terry county Young Farmer awards banquet which will be held at 8 . Monday aug. 23 at the Holiday House restaurant. All Young Farmers and their wives Are invited. Following the program the awards presentation will be held for the Star Young Farmer and Star agribusiness Man of the Terry county Young Farmers. The meal will Cost $3.50 per person. Dress will be casual. All interested persons Are urged to notify the Young Farmers at 637-4524, 637-6057, or 637-6739. Several local real estate dealers met thursday night at the Brownfield country club to consider the possibility of organizing a Board of realtors for the Brownfield area. Present at the meeting were several members of the Lubbock Board of realtors and representatives of the Texas association of realtors. The meeting was conducted by Bill Noble of Robert l. Noble co., who introduced the various speakers. Quentin Williams vice president of the Texas Assn. Of realtors and Jim Sawyer administrative director of the tar where the keynote speakers. Other speakers on the program included Pat Garrett president of the Lubbock Board of realtors and several other members of the Lubbock Board. The speakers informed the Brownfield real estate dealers of the benefits which May be received by organizing a Board of realtors. One of the Best advantages of belonging to a Board according to Garrett is a multiple listing service in which All properties which Are for Sale inside the boards area Are listed in one combined Booklet which is then distributed among the members of the Board. The advantage of multiple listing is that it makes More property available to each realtor. Commissions Are then paid to the salesmen who bring the buyers together with the realtors who list the property. The multiple listing also prevents there being several signs belonging to various realtors being placed on one piece of property. After hearing the various speakers the Brownfield real estate dealers elected to form a steering committee comprised of five local dealers who will meet and investigate All avenues which Are open to the local dealers. Those who were elected to the committee Are Wilburn Bailey Patsy Nicholson Bill Dugger Ray Christopher and Earl Jones. See realtors Page 3 Bank to present business seminar one of the most exciting and beneficial business seminars from the University of Texas division of Extension will Start Here in Brownfield tuesday at 7 . It is the human relations in business seminar being sponsored locally by Brownfield state Bank and Trust co. It is designed for All business men and women who serve the Public. This three night course will cover Over Twenty subjects and More than titty pages of pass out material will be Given each participant. Letter after letter have been written to the University praising the instructors and the benefits of the seminar. The seminar has no written examinations but a certificate from the University of Texas will be Given those who Complete the sessions. For further information Call George Williford at Brownfield state Bank. Politician a Alan Steelman right candidate for the . Senate visited for a Short while in Brownfield wednesday afternoon. Here he hands out Campaign literature to Larry Holt local businessman. Staff photo t

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