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Deer Park Weekly Progress, The (Newspaper) - September 4, 1969, Deer Park, Texas City Hall by cloves Mann City administrator property valuations the 100 property valuation for this year As certified to by the tax equalization Board to this is Over last year the assessed valuation As set by your City Council amounts to this is 80 of the total valuation fire apparatus the Pur Chase of a fire apparatus from m c Davis representing the John bean division of the fac corporation for 83673179 has been authorized by the City Council this was the Low bid received recently College Park Park site there has been consider Able delay site located on College Avenue it was necessary for the Asphalt to set up before placing heavy equipment on the area it is believed that sufficient time has now elapsed and the Parks and recreation department will be Gin placing the playground equipment police station and courts building the con tractor is presently putting the finishing touches on the new police station and courts build ing practically All of the in Side work has been completed you have no doubt noticed the grass being set out on the Lawn radio equipment and Telephone facilities Are now being installed in the building it is hoped that the department will be permitted to move into the new building within the next few Days tax collections tax collections through August 15th amounted to 8618016 in cur rent taxes and in delinquent taxes making a total of the City has balance in delinquent taxes to be collected payments from the Industrial District amounted to budget the proposed 19691970 budget for the City of Deer Park was presented to the City Council for its consideration the budget pro poses an expenditure of As compared to for the past year the increase Over the past year May be absorbed with out any increase in taxes the new fiscal year begins october 1st 13th Street Extension the City Council has authorized the Extension of the present pavement on 13th Street to 489 feet East of Luella Street the builder on this Street will pay on third of whatever Cost a Black topped Street will Cost and the City will pay the remaining two thirds this strip of pavement May be extended for 639 feet East of Luella to the end of the Street Dedi cation provided the other pro Perty owners adjoining the Street would agree to this same sort of arrangement this particular arrangement is effective at the present time and Only until specifications go out for bids part oven Complex the City Council has authorized the setting of drainage tile to Grade on the West Side of Cen Ter Street from Pasadena Boulevard going South to Pas Adena Boulevard South Street the Council has also authorized the Extension of the Blacktop paving to the West curb the Developer constructed a Concrete paved Street Pasa Dena Boulevard and tied see City Hall Page 4 assisting youngsters in crossing streets safely the new school year Are these patrol ladies and their assigned places standing from left mrs Rose Shultz 8th Ivy Barbara Craig san Jacinto elem school area Pat Dearinger Relief patrol Majorie Nettles Kingsdale seated from left Millie Reid 8th Center Lorene Catoe 4th Center patrol Man g Caldwell is assigned to Hill Shire Havana not shown is Faye Shepherd who is assigned to Deer Park Elemen tary in College Park Progress a weekly Independent Community newspaper dedicated to the civic relic docs educational and social advancement or Deer Park and adjacent areas vol i no 42 Deer Park Texas thursday september 4 1969 subscription rate 1kr 1fh copy ambling around by Kaye Maxwell Sec raises tuition for out District students tuition for out of District students will be higher this september at san Jacinto College although full time in District students will pay the same s5000 per semester in june the Board of re gents raised out District tuition when it Learned that local taxes contributed 8482 per semester hour to the education of the colleges students correspondingly out District students must now pay tuition plus a semester hour to make up the tax reve nue difference formerly they had paid 85000 plus a semester hour out state students those who have not lived in Texas for at least a year pay tuition set by the state a semester for those taking 12 or More hours this is broken Down to per semester hour for those taking fewer than 12 hours representing an increase Over the s1035 per semester hour formerly charged part time out state students the College has always charged the minimum tuition permitted by state Law for in District students fire damages Sivley Home a fire wednesday August 27th in the Eldon Sivley Home 121 Irene caused considerable damage to one bedroom the fire was discovered about pm by Paul Shelley an employee of or Sivley he notified the fire dept who answered immediately it was believed that the fire resulted from an electrical Short the smoke damage throughout the House is bad Eldon said and we have lost most of our clothing but there was very Little water damage he added Deer Park firemen answered another Call sunday during Church time on dutch Street where the children had been playing with matches fire chief Odis Chappell said we ask children and parents to come to the fire station in such instances and we talk with them individually stressing the importance of safety rules too Book discussion group sets meets residents interested in a Book discussion group met at the Deer Park Library tuesday evening and set the first wednesday of each month pm in the meeting room at the Library As their meeting Date the group is still open for participants it will be led by Robert Martens All you do is come by and Register free Saddle bridle to be Given at Bayshore shoe service hey All you boys and girls and men and women have you heard the latest its this or and mrs Robby eaves owner and managers of Bay Shore shoe service located in the town Plaza shopping Cen Ter Are going to give away a free Matching Saddle and Bri dle the Only thing you must do is come in and Register the drawing Date has been set for saturday september 27 they Are open from am to 6pm monday through Friday and from am to 5 pm on saturdays or ref they eaves been in hit and Boot repair Busi has Tor the pm 35 lie was manager of the Houston shoe Hospital at its various 18 stores during the past years one of the things that i am very proud of is the fact that we have the most modern and Complete equipment made it is very up Odate for leather and shoe repair or eaves does his own repair work be cause he says no one else would do h As efficiently and what i want most is a Satis fied customer lie resides with his wife Ida in u Porte but they plan to More to Deer Park just As soon As the town Plaza have patrolman go Caldwell elks activities by Betty Galloway our swimming Pool will be closed for the season on sunday september 14th see you All next year we sure miss George proc Tor our past Elk of the year it just Doest seem the same without him hurry Back George starting this Friday the club will be open until am on Friday saturday and monday we would like to Welcome our new Fred Walsweer Clarence Struska r h Howell Jack Kennedy and a reinstatement w t Christian dont forget our Luau on september 13th our deepest sympathy is expressed to or and mrs Fel ton Waggoner and their family son George of Dallas and to their daughter Paula and family of Monroe la Joe Woolridge flew to his Home in Richmond a Sun Day to attend the burial of his sister on monday Home for 14day leave Are Louis Mike Wynne from it Bliss Elpaso our sympathy is expressed to mrs w a Arnold 130j Meadowlark on the loss of her Mother mrs let Browning of Mountain Home Arkansas burial was held on august29th wedding plans for Ray Zottarelle and Linda Scarbrough Are planned for this Friday evening pm at the Deer Park methodist Church Dee and Bud Zottarelle plan to leave saturday to attend Nephew mikes wedding on sep tember 14 at St Louis and to visit relatives and friends about people in our town Dis l Chappell Odis l Chappell City fire chief joined the Volunteer fire department by the urging of his wife Edna she wanted him to join so he would have some thing to do now he always has something to do he joined the fire depart ment in 1952 and in 1964 was elected fire chief he has also served on the executive Board and pension Board of the fire department As the fire chief he plans the budget buys equip ment and directs the fire fight ing activity since he joined he has seen the fire department grow from one truck to six trucks and from one fire station to two the first Rescue truck or Chappell said was an old panel laundry truck which was bought by collecting Money Doort door now the fire department has two first Aid or Rescue trucks in All the fire department has 13 pieces of equipment the fire department an Swers approximately 30 Calls per month he said to the 52 firemen this is approximately 190230 Man hours per month this is both Rescue and fire there has not been a major fire or a second alarm fire in Deer Park or Chappell said the most common cause of fires in Deer Park he said is kids playing with matches the second cause is grease in a Skillet catching fire it used to be the fire departments purpose to just put out the fire run in with the fire Hose and water everything which included the furniture or Chappell said now it is to Cut Down the damage because Home insurance rates Are determined by the cites fire losses the 52 firemen have spent a minimum of 20 hours of train ing in first Aid Rescue arid fire fighting six men Are sent to Texas fire school every year or Chappell is a member of Texas firemen pension Board Texas fire chiefs Assn american society of safety engineers and was president of the Gulf coast firemen Assn in 19671968 he is a 1970 candidate for fourth Vic president of Texas fire mens and fire marshals Assn for 18 years he has been an american red Cross first Aid instructor and since 1967 he has served As an instructor at Texas fire training school the local organizations of which he is a member Are rotary club and Church of Christ he and his wife with their son Mike reside at 918 Alyse he has three daughters who live in Deer Park Pasadena and Maryland he and his wife Are grandparents of two Chil Dren burial service Council presented proposed budget pending for d Waggoner Danny Waggoner son of or and mrs Folton Waggoner 126 East fifth Street died monday 9 pm our time at Luanda West Africa employed with Brown Root company Danny had been hit in the stomach by a heavy object on August 10 while at work internal injuries resulted with major surgery following the Accident occurred at Cabinda Angola about 300 Miles from the Capitol City Luanda his parents flew to his bed Side when notified by the company of his serious condition they were due to return to doer Park wednesday night about Midnight Dannys body was not due to arrive until Sun Day noon Danny was an outstanding football player for the Deer Park Deer receiving a scholar ship following graduation in 1962 he attended the University of Texas after receiving his degree he joined Brown Root company assignments took him to Vietnam for about two years and then to West Africa survivors of the immediate family include his parents brother George of Dallas and a sister Paula of Monroe la burial arrangements were pending too civic Center offers course in twirling Baton twirling classes begin monday september 8 at Deer Park civic Center All Ages will be taught classes will be Small and grouped by age the twirling classes will meet once a week and Stu dents Are invited to participate in the marching group which will be Active this year in area parades and contests formation of a mothers club is in Progress and plans Are for Drill practice once a month tuition is per month and is due at the time of registration new and previous students Are asked to Register before september 8 if possible at the civic Center mrs Jan Scoby instructor will meet at pm monday with All new students students May Purchase Batons at this time for More information Call civic Center 4793002 or mrs Scoby at 4791697 too Auto Accident a major Accident occurred Friday August 22 4 pm on Highway 225 and Battleground re the Accident involved Patricia a Collins Box 742 Virginia St la Porte Driver of a 1964 Chevrolet and Clarence Jack Thomas 1010 Potomac Houston Driver of a 1968 Chevrolet he was charged with failure to yield right of Way six month old Christine col Lins a passenger of the Collin vehicle and mrs Collins were rushed to san Jacinto memorial Baytown for emergency care Thomas was carried by Upjohn chemical ambulance to Bay Shore Hospital with cuts and abrasions he was released after first Aid Given word of thanks we wish to express our sin Cere thanks to members of the fire dept for their Quick and efficient service in Call to our Home very Hittle water damage resulted a special word of thanks goes to Paul Shelley for discover ing the fire and notifying the fire dept or and mrs fido Ivlev 121 Irene City Council at a special meeting tuesday evening heard City administrator Clovis Mann present a detailed resume of and explanation of some of the planned expenditures in the proposed City budget for the 196970 fiscal year the budget Calls for total allocations for the coming year effective october 1 of 81674848 this is really two separate budgets si308357 for the general fund and 8366491 for the water sewer department Enterprise fund which is self sustaining City administrator explained that although the Cost of labor and materials continue to Rise the budget Calls for to increase in taxes for the coming year he added that the City is a service organization and this costs taxpayers Money if More services Are desired then taxes will have to be raised salaries and wages will represent the biggest expenditure or 63675i of the budget which is in line with other cities the tax rate will be 75c per 8100 valuation based on 80 of assessed valuation last year the rate was si50 per s100 based on 40 of assessed valuation this was changed effective oct 1 to permit the City to attain a better Bond rating total assessed valuation amounts to 893297460 an increase of some 89 million Over the last budget he concluded by stating he was presenting not a Bleak but a cautious picture inflation is hurting the City and affects the operating budget As it is All other cities it is a balanced budget and or Mann com mended department Heads and employees for agreeing to cuts in expenditures and for their cooperation also fiscal director Pat Kronin for his Long hours of work on the budget councilmen Are to study the budget and a Public hearing will be held september 23 it must be adopted by sept 30 and will go into effect october 1 e d Ainsworth was present regarding the proposed development of suburban estates a 55456 acre tract situated North of Oklahoma Louisiana Georgia its off Pasadena blvd South of St Augustine St into residencies a joint participation com Mittee consisting councilmen Winberger Burke and City engr Buster Ballard to work with developers had been appointed and they Are to meet with Ainsworth he said he had been 18 months trying to get the project off the ground Developer w d Lawther was again present regarding the Extension of 13th St East he is building Homes on the South Side and the Council some months Back had agreed to participate with him in improving a Section of the Extension a Long discussion followed Over whether to Asphalt or Concrete the Section after several motions and withdrawals councilman Cook moved to con Crete the 25foot wide strip 484 feet East with Lawther to pay on third of the Cost As if it had been Black topped instead their original Cost to the City will be some 815000 Lawther 82000 in the meantime Council is going to Contact three nearby pro Perty owners to see if they will participate in extending the Street 639 cast if they refuse the City and Lawther will go ahead and participate in concreting the Street 484 East the Developer said he can finish one of his planned eight Homes in one week at the last Council meeting councilman Linberger had inquired As to what preparations the City has made in Case a disaster such As another Hurricane Camille should endanger the area civil de sense director Tommy Cutrer who has been in charge of civil defense for several years was present and explained at length that Deer Park is under the state civil defense program in Case a disaster strikes in the face of a Hurricane winds up to 150 Mph the people would have to evacuate after the states approval to locations at least 100 Miles from the coast the National guard would then move in to patrol until Resi dents could return to their Homes for winds up to 125 see Council Page 4 football Kickoff banquet set for Friday sept 5 the annual football kick off banquet sponsored by the chamber of Commerce for the Deer Park High varsity foot Ball team 1969 edition is set for Friday sept 5 at the Deer Park or High cafeteria guest speaker for the popular event will be Hal Lundgren sports columnist for the Houston chronicle and Xyz sports announcer head coach Jim Amos and his staff will introduce the players tickets at 8300 per person Are available from any conc director and May also be purchased at the door educated at sum Lund Gren joined the Houston Post sports staff in 1963 he came to the chronicle in 1966 and now serves As the pro football writer Deer Streak by Texas City in first scrimmage game coach Jim Amos Deer Park varsity squad follow ing a week of workouts hosted Texas City in a scrimmage game last saturday evening and came out on top 130 Veteran quarterback Mike Mcculloch hit end Kenny Madden for the two touch Downs and accounted for the one extra Point among the other players backs Bob and Corky Cottrell ran Well and Jimmy Stevens and Madden each intercepted a pass Troy Humphries stood out at Lineback the Deer second and third teams were downed by Texas City 130 coach Amos earlier this week expressed satisfaction Over the teams performance and added that the players Are further along in preparedness than this time last year and made fewer mistakes against the sting Arees he is pleased with his starting offensive and defensive units but is concerned about the Lack of Interior line depth the nine returning Letterman this season Are Mike Mcculloch Bob Bangham Reggie Nalley Bob Pickle Troy Humphries Center Randy Koc tar Bob Blair Jimmy Stevens Kenny Madden the doer will next scrimmage i Jamar Consoli dated at Rosenberg this Satur Day 7 pm prior to the sea son opener against Victoria Stroman Boro sep

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