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Copperas Cove Press (Newspaper) - September 2, 1973, Copperas Cove, Texas
The City built for family living Copperas Coye a your Hometown newspaper55 Fol. 23 no. 44 Copperas Cove. Texas 76522 sunday september 2, 1973 Price per copy to cents 28 pages 2 sections City planning and zoning commission approves Manning a rezoning request after a lengthy discussion monday afternoon the Copperas Cove planning commission approved a request from Curtis Manning to rezone some 22 acres of land Between Allen Street on the West Highway 190 on the North Oak Street on the East and Robertson Avenue on the South from single family residential to multifamily dwellings. The approval came on a one vote margin with Floyd Allen and Leon Dewald voting for the change and k. J. Pemberton voting against. C. C. Rippy was not present at the meeting and chairman Leslie Ledger did not cast a vote. This was the second time the request has been made by Manning with approval being denied at the first presentation at the june meeting of the commission. A Large number of residents were present at the first meeting to voice their feelings against the zone change saying they Felt the apartment Complex to be built on the property would devalue their own Homes and create a considerable traffic problem with the Many families being congested in the area. Approval was denied at that first meeting. However at mondays meeting Only a handful of residents in the area in question were present to express their feelings on the matter. Those residents who attended the meeting Felt that the apartment Complex would not Only increase the traffic but because of the traffic there would be a noise problem and added solution to the area which would cause a possible devaluation of their Homes in the area. Mrs. C. W. Hallman of 504 Bowden presented several hand written pages of opinions in opposition to the Manning project and brought notarized letters from some of her neighbors in the area expressing their opposition to the townhouse project. Mrs. Hallman Saiu she Felt that Copperas Cove was a becoming a City built for the get Rich Quick rather than a City built for family she also stated that about Twenty percent of the homeowners in the area affected by the townhouses were out of town and unaware that notarized letters of opposition should be presented to the planning and zoning commission. Explaining what he hoped to do for the area Manning said the townhouses would be of desirable construction and would he Felt not devalue any property next to the project. They would be two Story units with a Large recreational and Park area tor the tenants. A Street would be constructed to route traffic onto Allen where it could then flow either to Highway 190 or Robertson Avenue. It was at this Point that commissioner k. J. Pemberton voiced his disapproval of the project. Pemberton stated that traffic would be snarled on Allen under the present plans and said he would approve the project if Manning would put a Street through the property and route the traffic directly onto Highway 190. He said he Felt the townhouses would not devalue any adjoining property but the traffic situation would be a problem once the apartment Complex was completed and filled. Manning stated several times that he was not eager to go through with the project if most of the residents of the area in question were definitely opposed to it. He did say however that the land was just not suitable for Nice single family houses of the townhouse project was not approved Manning said he would have to build Low income family housing which would in his opinion soon become run Down and unattended. This statement by Manning was interpreted by several of the adjoining property owners As a threat if he did not get what he wanted. Furthermore Manning contended that the Type buildings he was going to construct would enhance the value of the property in that area saying that the townhouses would be in a Price Range rent fee of $200 per month and up. This he Felt would almost guarantee a Nice neighbourhood and the landscaping would be done by the owner and not left up to the individual renters. This Type control he said would be the Best guarantee that future building in the area would be equal to. If not better than what he proposed to build. Another asset he said would be that the townhouses would be a gradual construction and rental project. On the other hand the Low income housing could be completed and filled within a year. Allen and Dewald. Each voting in favor of the project. Said they Felt that the townhouses would not devalue property in the area in any Way. The final outcome will be decided by the City Council following a Public hearing. A Date will be set probably at the next City Council meeting when the citizens will again have then Opportunity to make their feelings known. City manager John Carlton said a probable Date set by the Council would be october 2. The next meeting of the City Council is tuesday night september 4. Last Call to sign up for Little league Ball applications to play Little league football will be available this week at the Copperas Cove press located at the Corner of main and Avenue e. Forms Are to be picked up and returned to the press office. Nichols said More boys Are needed for this years program. The forms will not be available at the schools this it As t they have been in the pasc. Practice starts this week so All interested boys Are urged to come by the newspaper office and get your applications. Two from Coryell county attend red Cross schools Coryell county chapter of the american red Cross sent two men to the National aquatic school which was held in Tyler at the Christian youth foundation August 15/25, 1973. From Gatesville John r. Ward a water safety instructor who taught in the 1973 local water safety program in Gatesville took re training in water safety instructor training and canoeing instruction. Lawrence l. Smith first Aid instructor in the Copperas Cove area took instructor training in Basic first Aid Standard first Aid and personal safety multimedia system first Aid and advanced first Aid and emergency care. He is now qualified to teach any of these courses. Any one interested in any first Aid training should Contact either the Copperas Cove or the Gatesville red Cross offices to arrange for this training. Post office some businesses t o close the Copperas Cove Post office will be closed All Day monday september 3 in Observance of the labor Day Holiday. Postmaster Craft Harrison has announced that there will be no window service and no delivery on Rural or City routes. However mail will be placed in Post office boxes and spec Ial delivery service will be Avail Able. Mail will be collected at the Courtesy Mailbox located general Robert Shoemaker Points out what a a a rare thing indeed is a Steak due to the High beef prices in the United states. Standing by in their cooking aprons at a recent chamber of Commerce military affairs committee sponsored barbeque Are Kack Schnorrenber and Bennett Maples. De Rhode chairman of the committee hosted the affair at his Home. First game on the Road bulldogs tackle Rockdale tigers Friday night 8 . On Avenue e. Beside the Post office. Other Copperas Cove businesses and facilities to be closed on labor Day include City Hall no garbage pick up Texas Power and Light. Cove state Bank. Lone Star Gas Copperas Cove Branch of Killeen savings amp loan and the Cove Public Library the City Pool will be open for its last Day of the summer monday from 1-7 . By Rex Franklin like Dorothy in the 1939 film classic the wizard of Ozz to i operas Cove bulldogs Are looking for that special place Over the Rainbow. It wont be As easy As following the yellow Brick Road either. In Copperas Cove s first year of aaa Competition the bulldogs finished 2-8 and from that time on that seemed to be the pattern to follow. Instead of rising to better things the team has been falling into a depression. A year ago the 12 a a Ball club Dweller in the cellar with a 1-9 record. The bulldogs Hope that they can remedy that situation this season with a new coach Bill Duncan. They think that they have found a Man with the courage of the cowardly lion the brains of the scarecrow and the heart of the tin Man to Lead them to the emeral City or in this Case the District 12aaa throne room. Duncan must understand that Rome was not built in a Day but must also remember it is not a pleasant sight to see some Jerk playing a fiddle while a Good football team Burns he will certainly have his work Cut out for him this year. The fact that Dave Campbells Texas football Magazine picks the canines to finish As the last place team in the Dis Riel comes As no Shock to anyone. Duncan Hopes to make that the biggest mis print since they splattered dewy a name across the front Page of the newspaper As the next president of the United states Back in �?~48. Duncan will have to assume the role of a modern Day Frank Lloyd Wright to rebuild this Ball club. Re has some Good material to work with and he plans to take advantage of everything he has available. Friday night Duncan will unveil his new team to the Public As they take on the Rockdale eleven. This should be a Good test for Duncan a squad As Rockdale has been picked to wind up in a number three Slot in pre season. The bulldogs new coach will be inheriting three offensive and five defensive returnees from last year. Linebacker Tommy Freeman 6�?T2�?T\ 190. Tackle David Ingram 6�?T4", 250center Teddy Mullins and guard Dennis Mcdonaugh Are the seasoned names to Lead the Way upward. Ends Bobby Clay Cove schools open tuesday sept. 4th atus Mission explained of Hai i left installs Doug Moses As a Lions club member during monday noon s Copperas Cove Loog club a meeting. Moses is the manager of Heb food store in Copperas Cove. Doug Moses was installed As the newest member of the cop Peres Cove Lions club at their meeting last monday noon guest speaker or. Kenneth Walker of Central Texas col lege was introduced by att Darossett program chairman. Or. Walker gave a Brief summation of the status and Mission of the newly created american technological University which is temporarily housed on the Etc Campus. Walker said the aim of Atu is to service the technological needs of a unique clientele employing bold new educational concepts to assure students occupational competency in the worlds of business Industry government and the military. The rapid growth of the demands for technological instructional Arni research services made it apparent that Central Texas College part Ner of americas technological University had reached the limits of its Legal capabilities to serve those needs according to Walker ah1 will Best serve the needs of its students by making a commitment to provide a realistic learning environment. This will give the students a unique advantage of coordinating their College study with their work he said. Copperas Cove Public schools will open the full term tuesday september 4 with a total enrolment of 4,541 students. This figure was reached after several Days of late registrations some 960 students were registered at Avenue e. School. Halstead has an enrolment of 498 students Fairview 684, Jewell 456, the Junior High 776 and the High school 1167, the last week has concluded eight Days of in service training for Copperas Cove teachers Jack Ayres curriculum coordinator has said that he feels the teachers Are a better prepared and better organized for school because they have never had this much train ing time before a Ayres also stated a Jewell elementary school May be overcrowded of so we have plans to eliminate this chamber of Commerce to Honor Etc faculty Central Texas College faculty members and their spouses will be honoured by a dinner Given by the i operas Cove chamber education committee september la at 7 30 . At the Copperas Cove Junior High school. Clem Mikeska a Barbecue of Temple will Cater the dinner sponsored annually by the education committee. Chairman of the committee is Irvin Deorsam and Jeff Stafford is director in charge of the committee. .62, 185 and John Everett 6�?T4�?�, 180 and halfback Mike Foster will carry the offensive burdens. Steve Johnston Richard Nanny and Mike Mickan Are other defensive standouts returning. According to Campbells scouts a defense with definite Roc like tendencies is Likely at Rockdale with five veterans joining three offensive holdovers from a 4-6 team. Center Middle guard Lawrence Blinka a two Way All a District pick is one of those returning he a a Good one. Linebackers hat Mckinney and Parker Peebles ends Ernie Cates and Ronnie Burrough and safety David Farrell Are other people certain to be miserly in giving up yardage. Halfback Henry Beckwith and ends Randy Backhaus and Hollins Spence Are Fine yardage producers and the Talent ladder also includes tackles Lloyd Roberson and Bobby Moore guard Stanley Blinka and backs Tommy Shafer and Larry Young. Well there it is. The Long trip to the throne room starts next Friday not Only for the Copperas Cove bulldogs but for every other member of the District. There is not much Chance that the bulldogs will capture the District Crown but they May be Able to leave a vacancy sign at the door cd the 12aaa cellar and find a better place somewhere Over the Rainbow. Etc hat openings for instructors Central Texas College has openings for instructors in the division of continuing Educa turn a non credit courses. Instructors in this area Are not required to have specific degrees. Emphasis As to instructor qualifications will be placed on skills and expertise in areas needed of you possess skills in the areas of beginning guitar Christmas decorations ceramics macrame Hon e Garden ing Interior decoration needlepoint or sewing and you would be interested in instructing at Central Texas College Call 526-1226 or write to the division of continuing education Central Texas College Killeen Texas 76541 press
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