The Odessa American from Odessa, Texas on May 12, 1983 · 14
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The Odessa American from Odessa, Texas · 14

Odessa, Texas
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Thursday, May 12, 1983
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f 2B THE ODESSA AMERICAN Thursday May 12, 1983 Big Spring apartments win initial approval By ROBERT HALPERN Staff Writer MlDlAND - A Lubbock development firm Wednesday received a green light from Permian Basin Housing Finance Corp. members to continue pursuing a $5.2 million luxury apartment complex planned for Big Spring. Bent Tree Apartments, a partnership composed of executives of Brinkcraft Development Inc. of Lubbock, is seeking a $5 million tax-exempt multiple-family housing revenue bond through the PBHFC a Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission entity to fund the project. Eight of the 14 PBHFC members who were present at Wednesday's meeting voted unanimously on an "inducement resolution" for the apartment complex proposal, the first step in securing funds for the project. PBHFC members also authorized re-taining an attorney who would scrutinize Bent Tree Apartments' and Brinkcraft's application and subsequent bond paperwork. However, before the project can finally be approved and bonds sold, public hearings concerning the project must be held in Big Spring, and representatives from the 13 PBHFC participating counties and the city of Big Spring also must approve the project, said Sylvia Clark, financial representative for the project. No bond purchaser has been lined up yet, but Clark said now that the PBHFC voted favorably for the inducement resoultion, project executives will be looking for a "West Texas bank or savings and loan" to purchase the bonds. Plans call for a 128-unit, one- and two-bedroom apartment complex to be built in the Coronado Hills Addition on the southeast side of Big Spring, said Delbert McDougal, one of the partners in the apartment development venture who made the project presentation to PBHFC board members Wednesday. Twenty percent of the units would be designated for low- to middle- income families or elderly persons with fixed incomes in order to qualify for the tax-free bonds, he said. But McDougal stressed that the com plex would be privately owned and is in no way rent-subsidized housing. The complex also calls for a large clubhouse, a swimming pool, a gazebo, barbecue grills and "extensive landscaping," McDougal said. Bill Hall, Big Spring assistant city administrator, said both luxury and lower cost apartments are needed in the Howard County seat. However, he said some homeowners in the Coronado Hills Addition had voiced some disapproval of the project. He said homes in that part of Big Spring have an average value of $85,000, and some homeowners were concerned the project would lessen their dwelling's worth and "not blend in" with the neighborhood. But McDougal said the apartment would be attractive with a partial brick exterior. The apartment complex only is a portion of a Brinkcraft develompent project for Big Spring. On the 15-acre site that Brinkcraft is securing for the apartment complex, plans also call for the development of about 30 lots for single-faimly homes, McDougal added. However, the single-family housing development is not a part of the taxr exempt bond funding. Construction on the complex is scheduled to begin in June, with completion in September, McDougal said. ; v I - - JA PrA ' The Odessa Amencan STEVE EARLEY Haughty Princessa Mindy Sousa, 9, left,, tries to make at Sherwood Christian School, with Blvd.; Nikki is a seventh-grader, the frieods with Princessa, a cat owned by about 50 pets being brought to school, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Nikki Shoemake, 13. It was the annual Mindy is a third-grader and the Shoemake, Essex and VYest 16th pet show for third and fourth graders daughter of Lynett Sousa, 1712 Park streets. Matter of Record Deaths: Sam Marshall Services for "Sam Marshall. 76, 1910 San Fernando Drive, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel . The Rev. Gary Barkman will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Mr. Marshall died Tuesday at his residence. He was born Oct. 22, 1906, in ' Ada, Okla. He was married to Roberta Boone on Nov. 12, 1934, in Purcell, Okla. Mr. Marshall was a lease operator and pumper for Cities Service Oil Co. He was a veteran. He belonged to Aldersgate Methodist Church. Survivors other than his wife include one son, Steve Marshall of Odessa; three daughters. Sue Bowers of Albuquerque, N.M., Phyllis Zeek of Nederland and Marilynn Foreman of San Angelo; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Boyd Helm CRANE Gr'aveside services for Boyd Helm, 80, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Resthaven Cemetery in McCamey under the direction 1 , of Richard W. Box Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Hester officiating. Mr. Helm died Tuesday at Crane Memorial Hospital. He was born March 4, 1903, in Anderson County. He was a pusher for Texaco until his retirement in 1968. Survivors irclude one daughter, Daunita Wyatt of California; one son, Danny Helm of Logandale, Nev.; three sisters, I jllie Bagwell, Ruby Kolb and Jewel Pearson, all of Elkhart; one brother, Hyrnan Helm of Elkhart; nine grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren. Jewell McCulloch Graveside services for Jewell McCulloch, 74, 2200 Walnut Ave., are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday in Sunset Memorial Gardens, the Rev. Bailey Stone officiating. Mrs. McCulloch died Wednesday at her residence after a lengthy illness. She was born July 27, 1908, in Tioga. She was married to W.E. McCulloch on Jan. 21, 1952, in Carlsbad, N.M. Mrs. McCulloch was a member of the Christian Church. Survivors other than her husband include two sons, Billy Prewitt of Roswell, N.M., and Ben Prewitt of Brownwood ; four sisters, Kathryn Willett, Allie Brooks, Faye Murdaugh and Rhea Parker, all of Dallas; four grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home is in Charge of arrangements. Royce Barton Services for Royce Barton, 65, 906 Avenue F, are scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Earl Cleaveland will officiated Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Mr. Barton died Tuesday at Medical Center Hospital. He was born Sept. 8, 1917, in Paducah. He was married to Frances Alyne Taylor on Feb. 2, 1968, in Iowa Park. Mr. Barton was a rig builder. He was an Army veteran, and a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors other than his wife include one son, Robert Gene Ferrell of Bryon; mother, Ella Virginia Barton of Midland; one brother, Glen Barton of Wichita Falls; two sisters, Jo Burns of Midland and Billie Davis of Odessa. Beulah Gray Services for Beulah Gray, 88, 1311 Sunset Blvd., were scheduled for 4 p.m. today at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Bailey Stone was to officiate. Burial was to follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Miss Gray died Tuesday at Westview Manor Nursing Home. She was born July 20, 1894, in Coryell County. Miss Gray had lived in the Odessa area for 10 years. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include two brothers, Kyle Gray of Odessa and Eli Gray of Kerrville; and numerous nieces and nephews. Ruby Hunter Services for Ruby Hunter, 81, 1020 W. Eighth St., are pending at Hubbard-K"lly Funeral Home. She died Wednesday at Medical Center Hospital. She was born March 1, 1898. John Williams Services for John Henry Williams, 55, 311 Muskingum Ave., are pending at Hubbard- Kelly Funeral Home. Mr. Williams died Wednesday in Big Spring. He was born April 27, 1928, in Dallas. Roxie Billings Services for-zRoxie Elenna Billings, 85, 6701-A N. Golder Ave., are pending at Easterling-Wilson Funeral Home. Mrs. Billings died Thursday at Women's and Children's Hospital. She was born Sept. 22, 1897, in Arkansas. She was married to Loyd L. Billings on March 10, 1949. Mrs. Billings had lived in Odessa sfrice 1936. She was a member of Pentecostal Holiness Church. Survivors other than her husband include one daughter. Beatrice Savage of Odessa; two sons, Cleo Pate and Cleatis Edward Pate, both of Odessa; three sisters, Retha Wright, Flora Matlock and Veneria Poison, all of Bryant, Calif.; 47 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren. Avery Young Services for Avery Young, 66, 2504 Verde Ave., are pending at Hardy and Son Funeral Home in Bowling Green, Ky. Mr. Young died Wednesday at Medical Center Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born Sept. 14, 1916, in Bowling Green. Mr. Young was a retired oil field worker. He moved to Odessa 20 years ago from Bowling Green. Survivors include his father, Ira Young of Odessa; three sisters, Dorothy Logsdon, Helen Douglas and Nola Montgomery, all of Odessa; numerous nieces and nephews. Easterling-Wilson Funeral Home is in charge . Prosecutor happy with jury selection From Staff Reports OZONA A prosecutor in the capital murder trial of Michael Eugene Sharp said today he is pleased with the jury seated to hear the case. Winkler County Attorney Steve Taliaferro, who will assist 109th Judicial District Attorney Mike Fostel in Sharp's prosecution, said most of the six women and six men selected had prior knowledge of the case. Jury selection was to continue today to choose two alternates for the panel. "Everybody had heard about it because there's been so much publicity, '' Taliaferro said. "But I think it's a good jury that will give a fair and impartial verdict. That's what we want. That's what both sides want." Sharp's defense attorney, Glen Williamson, could not be reached for comment by 11 a.m. today. The final jurors were selected Wednesday, the eighth day of jury selection. Taliaferro said selection of the alternates could be completed by late today. "It (jury selection) has gone about the way we expected," Taliaferro said. He said testimony would not begin in the case until Monday, allowing both sides to gather witnesses. "We've had all our witnesses on standby, so we've got to get them down here and ready to go," Taliaferro said. Sharp's trial was moved from Kermit to Ozona on a change of venue. The 29-year-old former Odessa oil field worker is charged in connection with the June 1982 stabbing death of 31-year-old KermU resident Brenda Kay Broadway'; YAACA campaign seeks funds for upgrading From Staff Reports A $500,000 goal has been set for an Odessa YMCA capital fund campaign drive that began Wednesday. The money is needed to upgrade present facilities and to develop a westside location for a future facility, said George Fierro, YMCA general director. Fierro said the present facility built in 1969 and located at Nabors Lane and East University Boulevard has been affected by the "wear and tear" of more than 10 years of use. A new roof is needed, he said, and heating and cooling units no longer are energy efficient, which contributed to high building upkeep, utility costs and a budget deficit in 1980 and 1981 . Plans also call for locker room expansion, swimming pool, gym floor and plumbing repairs, parking lot repairs and a new vehicle. Fierro said YMCA directors also are looking for land on Odessa's westside to initially develop a sports area that would include soccer, football and baseball fields. -'. The site will be "west of Loop 338," Fierro said. -': The westside development should provide a solid base of support for additional facilities, he added. The last captial fund drive undertaken by the YMQA resulted in the construction ;in 1976 of tennis courts at the present facility, Fierro said. While the Odessa YMCA is a United Way fund recipient, money from that agency can only be used for operations and youth programs and not for capital development, according to .officials. However, the United Way has endorsed the capital fund drive. Fierro said the fund drive is scheduled to conclude in early August. Man freed on bond From Staff Reports BIG SPRING A 30-year-old man was free on $100,000 bond today after he was charged Wednesday in Sweetwater in connection with the shooting death of another man, police reports said. Andy Vargas Pereira, 1315 Kendall St. in Big Spring, was arraigned Wednesday by Peace Justice Brenda Morgan of Nolan County. He is charged with Tuesday night's killing of Big Spring resident Hector Gaspar Valdez, 5071 a S. Bell St., who was found at his home with a gunshot wound to his lower abdomen, police reports said. ; Valdez died at Malone-Hogan Hospital shortly after he was found, according to reports. ; Pereira was arrested in Sweetwater on a warrant issued out;of Howard County, according to police reports. Bill sets lower interest AUSTIN ( AP) The Legislature has passed a bill that the Senate sponsor says will give Texas the lowest bank credit card interest rates in the nation. The Senate on Wednesday accepted House amendments to the bill 29-0 and sent it to Gov. Mark White to be signed into law. Sen. Bob McFarland's bill would allow the maximum interest rate on bank credit cards such as VISA and MasterCard to Police Beat float between 22 and 14 percent:: The bill would set an 18-l percentage rate for retail carjls issued by department stores. : Present credit card rates are as high as 24 percent, '. "Would this bill mean that we would have the lowest rates Un the United States?" asked Sen. John Traeger, D-Seguin. - ''Exactly,'' replied-McFarland, R-Arlington. ODESSA POLICE May 12 Theft: Blanca Galin-do reported five trailer axles and 35 trailer tires, total value $2,775, taken from Radio City Trailer Park, 1300 S. Crane ve., some time on May 10.

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