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Del Rio News-Herald (Newspaper) - November 21, 1982, Del Rio, Texas Hogs far perfect record s 31 or 24 Texas tech Force 30 notre Dame St 24 Washington 20 Jewell 44 sul Ross 20 thu Page 13a 34 14 Good local a warm Welcome will be extended by the Del Rio chamber of Commerce today for Winter texans a party and fun fair is planned from 3 to 5 in the civic Center state one person was jailed Here saturday following a Fri Day night gun Battle Between customs agents and a band of marijuana smugglers that left one smuggler dead and two customs agents wounded authorities said in Dallas Max Field 73 of los Angeles convicted of conspiring to Export military helicopters from Texas to the Middle East and Africa faces up to five years in Federal prison he will be sentenced Jan 7 in Beaumont grand jurors have indicted Jefferson county commissioner Dave Smith on four counts of official misconduct alleging that he misused county funds and let his Secretary do Campaign work on county time National jurors will begin deliberations monday in Alburquerque in the trial of five people charged with conspiring to smuggle undocumented mexican nationals into the United states president Reagan said saturday the International trading system is at a critical Crossroads and must move toward More open markets and less government restrictions around the world Catherine Mackin Abc news correspondent died saturday today of cancer at her Home in Towson near Baltimore the networks Washington Bureau said International in Beirut Security forces have arrested 12 people in connection with the Beirut massacre a local news Agency reported an explosion set fire to a seven Story building near the offices of the state electricity company in israeli occupied Sidon saturday the Christian voice of Lebanon radio reported Philip haib presidential envoy met with lebanese president Amin Gemayel saturday on starting negotiations for the withdrawal of foreign troops from Lebanon amid reports that Israel has increased its demands for a pullback inside Pear Public a to by Ross Setzler news Herald staf writer Del Rio voters saturday delivered a resounding no to the san Felipe Del Rio consolidated school districts million Bond Issue casting More than a 75 percent margin against the proposed package in very sad for the childrens Sake it was a sound three to one vote said superintendent Sam Evins after saturday nights final tally Evins said its the first time in 14 years that the Community has had an Opportunity to speak and they have spoken Well just have to go from Here and serve the City with what we Board members will officially canvass the votes monday he said and then meet dec 13 to map out future plans for the 1983 school year the 21 margin Absentee vote against the Issue served As precedence in the succeeding four election precincts where the Issue failed in every attempt the Del Rio news Herald unofficial tally saturday showed 775 votes for the Bond Issue and against the school boards proposed million package had earmarked funds to repair renovate and expand the districts facilities proposals included a million elementary school a million High school physical education Complex and air conditioning schools without Cooling systems school District trustees voted oct 18 to sell the Bonds in two parts million to be sold the first year and million to be sold the second year and would have applied a 10year pay schedule to delete the Bond debt and increased City property taxes by the first year and the second year fairness in taxation member Fred Bowers said that was too sundays paper i982 Del Rio publishing inc All rights reserved Del Rio news Herald area forecast partly Cloudy sunday through Mon Day with the Low in the mid sos and highs sunday and monday near 80 High saturday was 83 winds will be Light and variable Sunrise Sunset vol 54 no 246 phone 7751551 Del Rio Texas 78840 sunday morning november 21 1982 50 copy 48 pages in 4 sections new constables to be sworn in Val verde county commissioners court monday will swear in Constable elects Raul Villar real and Roy b Barrera and will reconsider paying them for their services Chuck Mcneal also elected in november already has been sworn in the court will consider paying him too the court meets monday at 9 in Val verde county courthouse prior to the nov 2 general election Texas Secretary of state David Dean advised county clerk Mildred Hildreth that since Val verde county had four precincts it had to show a con stable position on the ballot in every precinct with a Constable vacancy Deans order from Austin arrived too late for any candidates rodents beware rats and mice in Del Rio your Days Are numbered beginning monday the City will begin a Campaign to wipe out rats and mice said City health inspector Aurelio p Laing Gregorio Pina head of the South Texas division of the rodent and predatory animal control service will be Here from Laredo to direct the program one thousand pounds of anti coagulant rat bait is being bought by the City for Pinas use he will be aided by employees of the City health department they will set out the bait in Low income residences Laing said anyone knowing of Large infestations of rodents in any part of the City should con tact him at 7742781 ext for baits to be placed in those areas Laing working with Pina in the program said the bait is not harmful to children or pets if it is used properly the Poison is mixed with Corn meal Oats and Peanut old to a peal to the appetites of rats and mice Pina also explained the rodent control service is not competing with local pest control companies but is designed to assist Low income families that cannot afford regular pest control service Lisa Hanson Junior miss ride pm Cowboy a determined Jim Davis of Pecos lasses a calf in saturdays portion of the today calf steer match Worth the match which pits Davis against news Herald photo by Benijno Garcia Mack Altizer continues today during these cond annual Jim Bob Altizer invitational Benefit see Story on Page 12a Lisa Hanson was crowned Del Rio Junior miss during ceremonies saturday night in the 8th Grade auditorium she was selected from a Field of 14 contestants first runner up was to Ellyn Rose second runner up Jeanie Foster third runner up Renee Paret and fourth Unnerud Melissa Harris they were judged in three categories poise and personal appearance creative and performing arts and fitness see picture on Page 2a drinking and driving dont mix state study shows by Ross Setzler news Herald staff writer drinking and driving make Good part ners when it comes to compiling statistics deadly statistics for years the drunk Driver has been laughed at and joked about with Little serious consideration of the crime the laughing has turned to tears for thousands of people who have lost loved ones to the carelessness of the Drunken Driver in 1981 two people died every Day on Texas roads and highways that same year Texas set a record in the number of traffic fatalities More than of these deaths involving alcohol and on dec 19 the Day Many High school and colleges recessed for the Christmas holidays 41 traffic deaths were recorded in one Short 24hour period the National safety Council predicts somewhere Between 420 and 520 traffic deaths will occur on our nations highways Over the fou Day thanksgiving Holiday Celebration More than half of these fatalities will involve alcohol alcohol related traffic deaths in Texas increased 46 percent from 1976 to 1981 the states two leading traffic killers Are driving while intoxicated accidents and excessive Speed related accidents Texas has More than 11 million vehicles for its 10 million Drivers with the number of vehicles and Miles travelled increasing by 5 percent a year and the number of licensed Drivers increasing by 4 percent each year that amounts to new licensed Drivers each Day on our streets and highways in 1980 the state maintained More than Miles of Public highways but the Texas department of Public safety severely lacking in officer manpower to Day can provide Only one trooper for every 133 Miles of state Highway that must be patrolled these alarming figures prompted gov Bill Clements into establishing a state task Force on traffic safety Jan 21 de to meet the drunk Driver Headon in an attempt to formulate real solution to the states most pervasive problem Clements appointed 17 members to serve the task Force including numerous state congressmen Bankers Dps officials state and local Law enforcement officials and the Texas director of mothers against drunk Drivers Madd is an organization of mothers with chapters throughout the state who see study Page 6a voters reject million school Bond Issue Bowers contended that since the District will be paying in interest on the million package the actual Cost to the City would have been million i think its wonderful that the people spoke up on How they feel about this Bond he said i think now is the time to build a new school and it can be done by see voters Page 6a to file in the primary elections and it arrived after the court had adopted the 198283 budget the 11 who registered As write in candidates were told they would not receive a salary staff or office since the county had budgeted no funds for these expenditures in other action the court is expected to decide whether to vacate a plat of Deer run estates this item was tabled during a nov 8 meeting of the court Robert Boland representing the Vega verde citizens association is scheduled to present a petition asking the court to designate the remaining portion of Cienega Road and the newly paved portion of Rio Vista drive As county roads

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