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Grapevine Sun (Newspaper) - March 11, 1990, Grapevine, Texas J a new plan City to present revised ideas on Park for big Bear Creek us aches and pains bursitis a common ailment among the local athletic population Ive i ? or Aimmie vol. 95 no. 32 serving the Grapevine. Colleyville. Southlake. Trophy club areas 25 cents sunday March la 1990 tour Hometown newspaper since 1895 36 pages in 4 sections officials warn of school funding crisis by Cheryl Tucker staff writer after years of Battle about How Public schools will be funded in Texas it is now apparent that a dark Cloud May be closing in on the Grapevine Colleyville is a the Chance that $2.4 million in state funding could be lost. If plans now being considered Ross Downs by the state legislature Are put into action District officials say the local tax rate could Rise by at least 12 cents during the 1990-91 school year. Superintendent or. E. A. Sigler or. Said after visiting with officials in Austin Over the past few weeks his grim discovery is that legislators Are seriously considering a plan to equalize r Calls it quits by Holly to Unsay staff writer Colleyville a Ross Downs race track after nearly 30 years has ended a legacy of horse racing. The race tracks owners have apparently thrown in the Towel and closed for Good. Plans Call for a new single family housing development to be constructed in the tracks place. Joyce Owen one of the owners of Ross Downs said thursday a we were there in that area of Colleyville when no one else was a except maybe the fire station. I feel very sentimental about shutting Down. All american horse track winners were once trained at Ross in april 1989, Ross Downs lost its bid for a parimutuel wagering License when the Texas racing commission denied the application Over financial and zoning questions. City officials since then have struggled with trying to define the scope of land use along the Northeast commercial corridor see track to polling places finalized for tuesday primaries staff report voters will go to the polls tuesday March 13 to vote in either the Republican or democratic state and county primary elections and officials with both parties have finalized polling places for local precincts. Republicans will vote at the following locations precinct 3035 Grapevine Church of Christ 525 Park blvd., Grapevine precinct 3038 memorial Baptist Church 3100 Timberline Grapevine precinct 3039 Carroll Baptist Church 1280 e. Highland Southlake precinct 3114 Grapevine opry 306 s. Main Grapevine precinct 3150 . Bell High school 1601 Brown Trail Hurst precinct 3193 Colleyville City Hall 401 Oak Vauney drive Colleyville precinct 3286 Carroll Baptist Church 1280 e. Highland Southlake precinct 3321 St. Francis Catholic Church 861 Wildwood Grapevine precinct 3323 Colleyville fire station no. 2,1900 Hall Johnson rd., Colleyville precinct 3331 Colleyville City Hall 401 Oak Valley drive Colleyville precinct 3359 Carroll Baptist Church 1280 e. Highland Southlake precinct 3360 Grapevine Church of Christ 525 Park blvd., Grapevine precinct 3361 Grapevine opry 308 s. Main Grapevine precinct 3384 St. Francis Catholic Church 861 Wildwood Grapevine precinct 3385 memorial Baptist Church 3100 Timberline Grapevine precinct 3389 Bear Creek see vote education by re directing funds from a property wealthy a districts and funnelling them to a property poor districts. A a it a a fear in be had from the beginning that the legislature would employ the Robin Hood approach a the superintendent said referring to the common term used by educators for taking from the Rich and giving to the poor. State legislators Are meeting in special session this month to decide the Fate of Public schools in Texas and How they will be funded As a result of the state supreme court ruling last fall ordering that the Texas funding formula for Public schools must be revamped by May i. The supreme court ruling stems from the landmark Edgewood is. Kirby Law suit in which the Edgewood is filed suit against commissioner of education . Kirby alleging that students from districts with Low tax bases Are not afforded the same opportunities As students from a a property wealthy districts. Equal Access to state education funds is the Cornerstone of the Law suit and the basis of a Battle that has encompassed districts throughout the state for Over a decade. Sigler said the proposed funding plan would skim $1.5 million from the a Cist a a state funding for next year. He said District officials previously predicted a see schools a polio plus motivator guest of local club by Bob Thornton general manager when it was announced two years ago that rotary clubs in 167 countries had raised some $220 million to rid the world of polio Many of those involved in the Campaign Felt the biggest obstacle to Success had been overcome. The dollars were now in place to proceed with the worldwide immunization Effort. Indeed the huge financial Success of the Campaign has enabled the rotary International foundation to aggressively move ahead with the program a Grants have been approved to Date for 90 countries and the polio plus Effort is now benefiting children in 90 percent of All third world nations. See rotary or. Carlos Canseco of Monterrey Mexico addresses the Grapevine rotary club at its wednesday luncheon. Or. Canseco is a past president of rotary International and chair to Okai Vink sum Bob Thornton Man of the rotary International foundation which is continuing its Effort to rid the world of polio. Looking on at left is Ron Ward governor of rotary District 579. _ the Grafton Bun Gerry Grazulis teetering Toto Rachel Jessup Ashley James. Derek West and at the Grapevine children s Academy recent of teacher Rosie Rios As they enjoyed their Stephanie Whitham Teeter totter during recess by. The 2-year-Olds were under the supervision break time

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