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Crockett Houston County Courier (Newspaper) - August 2, 1979, Crockett, Texas
The voice of Houston county since 1890prtr fm2k3 town of Latexo approved corporation limits town of Latexo starting on pm 243 Soo East of mrs. Tormino Jones House go Soo North of Tho Cantor Lino of pm 243, than parallel to Tho Cantor Lino of pm 2443 West to Conter Lino of Mimosa Street. Proceeding North on Conter Lino to Tho end of Mimosa Street Tho Boundary proceeds West to a Point Soo East of Conter line of Highway 27. Then North to a Point oven with Tho Conter Lino of the old Latexo Road at Highway 217. Then West in a straight lint to Tho East Boun Dory of Tho Railroad right of Way then follow Tho East Boundary line of Railroad right of Way to the Center Lino of country club Road pm 2140. Proceed East parallel to Road North of Hutsell property to a Point Sot East of Conter line of Highway 217, then proceed North Soo East of Center Lino of Highway 27 to a Point Soo South of Holly Street. Then from this Point East to Tho Conter Lino of Cottonwood Street then North along Conter Lino of Cottonwood to a Point 1000 South of fm2443, then East parallel to pm 243 to East Boundary line of Glenn Welch property. Then North to a Point Soo South of pm 243, then East Soo South of Conter Lino of pm 2443 to a Point Soo East of Tormino Jones House. Fm2160 us Hwy 287 n. Tzy Quot Quot a a a. Do Crook to Crockett Houston court Texas Holme to Humber i au6ust 2,1979 20 cent Latexo voters approve incorporation Issue 75-9 Latexo residents voted 75-9 saturday to incorporate their Community As a town. They will soon hold an election for town officers. The next step according to Glenn Welch Latexo resident and member of the committee for election is to have the vote compassed. Judge Herbert Morgan will do that when he returns from an out of town trip Quot probably the canvass process is a confirmation of the vote count and an official declaration of the election results. Judge Morgan will then sign one order to incorporate the town of Latexo and another to set the election of town officials. A mayor councilmen and a Marshall peace officer will be elected by the residents of the town of i Jit exo. One of the first acts of the elected officials Welch said would probably be to declare Latexo a City. This designation May be applied to towns that have at least one manufacturing concern in the City limits he said. The recent location of the chemical manufacturing Exchange inc. In Inteso will enable the officials to adopt the title of City for Latexo. Residents had been assured before the election that the purpose of the election was not to Levy new taxes. However residents May be Able to look Forward to some Revenue sharing funds and Federal Grants which Are available to incorporated areas. Officials win probably also consider the installation of a City sewer system according to Welch. The a Texo Community Council will continue to function Welch anticipated but with a new definition of duties. The group whose projects have included the formation of the local Volunteer fire department and the building of the Community Center will continue to act for the improvement of the Community. The Inteso City limits will include an area along . Highway 287 North from the Spring Creek country club Road pm 2180 to i Alexo proper and residences Northwest and East of the caution Light intersection there. It also includes an extraterritorial limit which extends one half mile beyond the town limit. A House to House count of residents prior to the election provided a tentative population for the town of Latexo As approximately 240 persons. If incorporation procedures Are expedited the population count will be made official by the 1980 census. Grapeland business schools burglarized youths held firemen Complete training at a amp a seven area fire fighters have recently completed a week of extensive training at Texas a amp a firemen s training school. Nineteen 30-hour courses were offered with approximately 2,700 firemen from throughout Texas participating. Representing the City of Crockett were James Reynolds fire prevention Iii David Williamson disaster Rescue operations Charles Bobbitt and Bill Platt firefighting ii. The was my the Crockett office of Texas Forest service represented by Mitch Donald and Ron Davis. Both men completed the firefighting i course. The Ratcliff Volunteer fire dept was represented by Crockett rabies clinic set or. George heeler local veterinarian has announced the scheduling of a special rabies clinic to take place next thursday through saturday August 9-11. The clinic will be held from 5-7p.m. On thursday and Friday and from to . Until i saturday. Beeler has set the clinic up because of the unusually High incidence of reported rabies in the area this summer. Pet owners Are urged to be certain their pets rabies vaccinations Are current. Rabies shots will be administered during the clinic hours at the reduced rate of $3.50 per animal compared to the regular $5.00 Cost. Each animal will be issued a Metal tag verifying the updating of the vaccination. The clinic will be held at the Houston county veterinary Hospital located on Highway 287 just North of Loop 304. Rescue team gets $50 the Crockett evening Lions club recently made a $50 donation to the Houston county search and Rescue team for the furtherance of that groups emergency assistance work. The Money will be applied to the Purchase of much needed equipment used in connection with the teams search and Rescue work. The team of 20 men headed by Arlon Platt is called to action through Houston county sheriff Morris Minter when needed in a drowning recovery locating a lost person or in disaster assistance. The men have used their own vehicles and equipment since formation of the team in May 1978. They have applied for a vehicle possibly an old army ambulance through the department of civil defense. Other equipment has been donated by local firms and individuals. Bob Overstreetjr. Of Overstreet hardware has donated ropes and Hooks used in drowning recoveries. . Christian of Latexo donated a portable Generator for the teams work. The team has been called three times in the past 14 months since their official formation. The three Calls have been for recovering drowned persons. They were also called once to find a lost person but the search was called off when the person was found soon after being reported lost. But the rescuers done to mind the Scarcity of Calls Quot a lot of organizations want something to be happening All the time a Platt says Quot but due to the nature of the Calls we receive we done to really want anything to happen. More often than not drowning victims Are past saving by the time help can be called and can arrive on the members of the search and Rescue team plan to take a course in first Aid in August. A Crockett state school staff person will conduct the course Platt says so that All members May be red Cross cardholders. Club works for signs the Lovelady Garden club has adopted As a project the raising of Money to Purchase Metal Street signs for the town of Lovelady. Two government Grants applied for to make this Purchase have been denied during the past year so the Garden club has undertaken the cause. While the club has several projects in the planning to raise the Money for the signs they a re beginning the fund by soliciting personal donations toward the project. They arc inviting concerned citizens to make an appreciative donation to kick off the fundraising drive for Street signs. All contributors of $15 or More will be named on an engraved plaque to be placed in the Lovelady City Hall. The club invites donors to take or Send contributions to mrs. Ruth Mcdougald Garden club treasurer. John Pilkington. Pilkington also completed the firefighting i course and was sponsored by the Texas farm Bureau. Two Grapeland school campuses were vandalized and a new car Dealership burglarized in related incidents saturday night. Two Athens youth Are in custody at the Houston county jail in connection with the damage. Deputy sheriff George Cheatham said the incidents were possibly tied to the dismissal of one of the youths from a position with the Bill Rogers Chevrolet Dealership in Grapeland. Merchants feature Courtesy and service. See Section c approximately $600 Worth of tools were stolen from the business and the Windshield of a new car was broken out at the Rogers lot. The Hood of the car was also damaged. The intruders appeared to have gained entry by pushing a four wheel drive vehicle that was on the lot into the buildings Back door with their Auto Cheatham said. At the Grapeland elementary school Campus a window was broken out and some clothes being stored there for needy families were taken according to Louis Bates superintendent of Grapeland schools. On the High school Campus Bates said the vandals forced open the door of the government room turned Over desks and scattered magazines and papers in the room. Windows in the typing room were broken out and the frames damaged Bates reported but no equipment seemed to have been stolen. The overhead door of the vocational agriculture building was rammed and badly damaged by the vandals he said. The Lead that led Houston county sheriffs officers to arrest the two youths was the License number of a a seen at the Rogers lot. The number was taken by a High school girl when she heard a disturbance there saturday night. The girl also described one of the Young men she saw on the premises to investigating officers which aided in identifying a suspect. John Henry Chaney 25, of Athens was arrested monday in Athens and is being held in Houston county jail on charges of trespassing criminal mischief and two counts of burglary. He was located in Athens by a Trace on the car registration Cheatham said. Also being held is an unnamed 16-year old also of Athens a former employee of Bill Rogers Chevrolet inc the youth was hitchhiking monday when picked up by county juvenile officer Herman Herod the burglary charges Cheatham said Are classed As felonies and Are punishable by prison terms if convictions Are brought. Houston county firefighters arc among those Quot wet Down a preceding a firefighting exercise at the Texas a amp a firefighting school held recently the Homo Awn permits the firemen to get close enough to Battle the blazing Petro loading terminal preset for training exercises. Seven area firefighters at Houston Hounton to uric
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