The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on November 25, 1975 · Page 10
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The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas · Page 10

Freeport, Texas
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Tuesday, November 25, 1975
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BRMOSPORT FACTS FRBEPMt, TEXAS. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, !»7J 1 Commissioners delay action on CR 401 extensioh Action on extending County Road 401, commonly known as River Road, to landlocked property owners was delayed until Dec. 15, after a public hearing on the matter was held Monday at 10:30 a.m. by Commissioners Court. Commissioner John Gayle, in whose precinct the road lies, had prepared an order to begin getting right-of-way by dedication and condemnation but withdrew his motion when evidence extending the road even farther was presented. Allen Willy and 11 other property owners had petitioned the court to extend the road to give them access to their property. Willy testified at the hearing that he had bought his property in 1%7 and had been able to go to it by road until recent years when a locked gate had been placed across the road. Angleton Attorney Minor Smith, representing Mrs Jean Scott, asked what was the position of the county in regard to the road. He asked if the county planned to acquire right-of-way ami to build a road. Commissioner Gayle said there were no concrete plans at this time but urged that the county move forward in the acquisition of right-of-way to eventually intersect with County Road 30, R. M. (iordon said he had owned property in the area for 40 years, leasing it to n number of people for grating Gordon said he thought it unusual under Texas law to see the people locked out from the property they own Mrs lU'ttv Munson Caldwell to seek judge's post.. (Continued from Page U dividuals. The 23rd Judicial District comprises Brazoria, Wharton, Ft. Bend and Matagorda Counties. State election regulations require that candidates for the office file with their state party chairman. Caldwell, first elected state representative in a special election Jan. 9, 1960. looked back Monday over his 16 years of sen-ice and said he has no regrets. "I've enjoyed the legislature," he said. "It's one of the things I've done in my lifetime that I've done pretty well " The 45 year-old lawmaker also said he will miss the legislature "I've enjoyed the people, the kind of work, the combat, the successes." Asked to recount tho disappointments of his tenure in the legislature. Caldwell w a x e il philosophic "Disappointments d<«- pend on how high you sot your goals anil what you expect," he said "Sometimes people sot their goals too high " Caldwell said he has observed that the eluded when Mayor Childs assured the two that the council will be glad to work with Elrx'rt and Jones "because I realize the need is there and will f;« greater." But he. too, stood firm on the position that the existing ordinance cannot be weakened. unhappiest legislators are Bus plan stalled... (Continued from Page l> the non-admitted firms. At the request of Mayor Benny Childs. City Attorney W. N. Shaw gave a definition of the admitted insurance company as one that has to abide by state regulations, such as having its books checked by the state insurance board. Wore important, the city attorney said in the event such a company goes bankrupt, it has some support from the state in taking care of its policyholders. The non-admitted insurance companies do not have this, according to Shaw. He did add that they are subject to state supervision but went on to say there is not as much actual control over the firm. Elbert inquired if the Council could not grant a variance in the requirements of the ordinance. Mayor Childs answered that there were reasons for having the ordinance written as it is. "I personally am not sure it should be varied." he told Elbert. Asked about the legalities of granting a variance, Shaw responded that it could not be done. The only recourse, he told the mayor and Council, would be to amend the ordinance. "We are talking about the City Council protecting its citizens who have no way of knowing about the companies," the attorney commented. "tin 1 cxtn'HH' conservatives and (he extreme liberals " Their dissatisfaction derives from the umittamabihty of their goals, he feels "For the people in the middle, frustrations is more in the pox-ess than in the result." Caldwell said He remarked that he has had "considerable success in passing local legislation "You just have to decide what to seek." he said "People here art 1 probably better educated than they are state wide." he said "It's a pretty progressive area and the local demands were a pleasure." Caldwell feels he is .1 more patient man now than when he was first elected. "You realize that you don't ever solve the problems finally urn! you become philosophical," he saici 'You realize that in politics as in life, tomorrow brings new problems and challenges " DEATHS and FUNERALS "We must be certain the local company is protected by a firm that can provide service in case of a court suit," he continued, pointing out that default judgements could be involved — "a very technical area of law." Shaw said it is easier to check the stability of an admitted insurance company. The insurance agent agreed that the council would just have to trust his judgement in such cases. Jones then joined Elbert in addressing the council. He spoke of the existing need for the service to school children. Jones elaborated on his belief that this need will grow tremendously in the future. He added, however, that the ordinance will have to be changed if he is to obtain a permit to operate in dute. Councilman L R. Thurman replied that the situation of the citizens could not be compromised. "If (here is an outcry of citizens wanting bus service," Thurinan said, "I certainly will be willing to review the case." the appeal was coo- Tom P. Jones FREEPOKT Services for Tom I' Jones. *). of ,110 Yaupon. who died Monday iN'uv 24. !'.C5 uill b«; ht-M ,»! 10 a.m. Wednesday. Nov. _'»; at (tie Firs! Baptist Church in Fret-port Jones died in Veterans .\dir.mi>tra!;on in Houston where he hud been for the p,ts! M months The body will lie in rt'fuwt.' in Krtii.'[>ort Funeral Hnmc until Wednesday morning Jones wa.s cxirnon May Z\. I'ts.'iii! Hickrr'.;in. Kv He was a resident o; Frtt-pur! for ;'H v cars Jones was a self-ernploywl CIM! cnjtinwr and <tervf«( i:< Die Army in World W;,.- U He was a member of th*- Church of Freeport. the Veteran.* nf Foreign Wars ami th.' Association of Cost F.nair.eers of America. The Rev. Jirmnit D Spann will officiate a( tiw services. He will be assisted by thf Hev I. !i Manning; from Nonnangec. Buna! will be at i'bmvieu (Vrnetcry near Nonnannw Jones is survived by his wife, l.ouisir Jones »( Freeport; otu- son. Hu-iuird M Jon«"» •)!' Angleton: and two daughters, Mrs Isabel McKelvy of Anj>l« l tr>n and Mrs Cherry Ann HKH-M uf Kldorada HI. He b also survived by liin-v si-,ter:. Mrs Uusox" Taylor of Hickman Ky , Mrs l'.t.>ti HnbM.m of Melbourne Beach, Fla., and Mr>, Chariic lludgjns of Bixufay, Fla ; and eight grandt-hildrt-n Pallbearers will be Jones' nephews. Do.nald Hrwce. William DeBerry. Tim Menefte, Tmn Mencft-c, Karl Stone, and Sam Manning Arrangi'tncnLs by Frwpon-lxike'AMHJ Funeral Homes. Inc. Diane Gray Spillers PASADENA Prr.atc servu-i-» for Mrs Diane Cray Spillers. 25, who died in her home in Pasadi-na Monday (Nov. 24, \yi^> will bt- hold at !i» :'.'> a in Wednesday. Nov. 2ft at the Lakewood Funeral Chaj*-! Mrs Spillers was Ixxn in hra/ona County and was a graduate of Brazosport High School She had been working as a secretary in labor relations for Wemgarlep. s The Itev. John DeForki- «il! officiate at the services Burial will ije at He.stworxl Memorial Park. .Mrs. Spillers is survived by her husband, Hol*rt L Spillers of Pasadt-na: and her parents, I)r and Mrs Ralph K. (iray of Hunt.svdie She is also survived by one brother Tom (/ray of Lake Jackson; and three SISUT,->, Mrs. Laurence Uoss ul North Carolina, Mrs. P. U Jacobsen of Brazoria. and Mrs Jodie L. An (has of Conroe. The family requests that memorials be made to the Brazosport Center for the; Arts and St'icncuti. Arrangements handled by Freeport-Lakewood Funeral Homes, Inc. James J. Murray Sr, SWEENY -- Services for James Johnson .Murray Sr., 63, of 211 North Fig, who died Monday (Nov.24, 1975) will be held at 10a.m. Wednesday. Nov. ^c at the First Baptist Church in Old Ocean. Murray was a 32-year resident of Sweeny. He was a night supervisor for the Phillips Petroleum Co. The Hev. Bobby Good, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Old Ocean, wiJJ officiate at the services. Burial will be at Bruokside Funeral Park in Houston. Murray is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jane Lewis Murray of Sweeny; two sons, James Johnson Murray Jr., of Houston and Thomas Murray of Houston, and five grandchildren. Arrangements handled by Baker Funeral Home of West Columbia Bryan told the court thai the road was the River Road and had been used for years. She said the county for a number of years had hlatled the road and an oil company had shelled il to a drilling site. "People always enjoyed access as long as Munson leased the property," she said Smith contended access across the Scott property for individual landowners was a private matter to be negotiated between the property owners He asked, "What road' the county have the right- of-way." Smith said he would be happy to talk to Corn missioner (taylr and other landowners if the county has a program planned for right-of-way. Commissioner (iayle said the taiKlowners had access for a number of years by prescriptive right tiayle contcndetl *.» per cent »f r«euU lit tin- county started out this way Mrs Gordon pointed out the nwul is on the cininty map Mrs Br^rti) said the mad would open up the whole bottom «ll the way around to Columbia District Attorney Ogden Pass told Commissioner (•style (hat from what hf had heard in the hearing to try to take the road by prescriptive right, the county would be in u very poor position evidence- wise Tin- district attorney advH*-'! stxtiring right-of- way by donation from sh<- properly uwiters and by < uiulctnnatitm wa* anotfH-r nuifti-f aiul ttw county ciHild p!» fi'd »> the uiiwi manner County Judge F, K. Brewer wantetl to know if all the adjoining property 'IVVflPf-J «lff |)!'l»««*flt Att(»r»py Tony Willy, rvprestHitiiig Allwi Willy, •wild they wi-ff willing to donate laiut fur right wf cf said "Hie prescriptive right W«TI* t hi-ld a k-rt-ii' -Arty up ?3 years i<g«:' antl Mrs Kryan said • P irornpany h««l tt W-font right of OH MuiiMif* estate property ni'ar take Alaska ttringing Cminiy Ki*a*l mi up wnJil it this right »t way «n<l st«j Ml *ur«* ih*» Murt*i>f> lwir» i way (l (iivft tine nn KM "^^ ri|tfu-«f- to At tlsi» }>ofnt ft'iir Oi iu.-!tillg il (if W r! {irt-scnpuvf right ? W (tflrtV as'UWS t«i ft!» Ms •> Uf >*i> to Caldwell said he believe* "people lit a democracy must have a certain resiliency," because even with the unseating of corrupt or inept officials, problems always remain The two acfiievemerits Caldwell is proud*'*' of were things he feel* "any- fool could have at- oomplishtti " They were the bills erfatinj! the Sweeny and Arigloton D d n b 11 r y H o s p i t a 1 Districts He says h<> got mure satisfaction from thi- passage of those hills !han from chairing live House Appropriations C.otn- miltet', which he says was his biggest challettgr "With local btlLv you can measure your success m improving th* quality life," Caldwell said There is much said he w-utiU! lifci" !•> in Austin "The t.i.t structure is with middle .i;u! lower-middle income people paying more than equity would have them pay," he said. His biggest sin^lo disappointment, however was th* defeat of the new constitution CaWwell saui he thinks the biggest mistake m the framing of the defeated charter wa,i tht; d» > ci-'itofi to have the legislators write it Hi- pointed wi that ho spokp arxj vo'.txl fur a convention with elected Angleton annexation... • Continued from I'ag? i* Th<- j^'jilt- don't think will tw ready to continue you should Uiio- other the renovation project ar?*i*ii> until ><*u tak« 4 can? whu-h will d'Mibl? the of trui (jrooK-m firs! " wit! privsiMit wastt'water Mr* Carolyn HnitrfU trvatuu'tit capacity to twu At iv,t- sia»t .if !h«- millum g^tloivs a day Iwiiruig Mr-v .Sr.o* ri' Tlv? (iiayur -IJH! the oily h«-r fw-A had itio(H - y on tund ntw from capitnl imprnst'ttirm funds ,jad unv.ild !«>?»!:* fruii! iy<*J Si"*»:r !ni provi-imtit h'wwb '*tiich cuillil f:i!.tiKM' Ihf !'\tcfi'.i<>ft o! ffi<- >'-.;<- '(,' 5J!;/!.«jj UlwJ (5 ,-j •Aut'ft t>v UJ',j?r '.u ^ t . ... -'*• i^' 1 ' ir! f™ 1 in ' i - 1 '" V'-(, :,;.-^n v» ai ; «tul *tj 'I o! hiitv. ir.'.i) jrv,» with .Ulf f K'lrMlt population it»'!;sj'.v !ti mjiisti* thfirt Arthur |W ( ?h •>( I!1'5 N Aro'Lt v,iHi '.h.i', ii.ilf ftn'h f,lln.S -.VO'.iU! (isK'X Up fill '.ij.wU at-.*! -ir-rv n:>"'i i *,V\!. ' 1/n- -Miit popi.ii.4rty i •••u- ;<i »U I .'IT V-'i !!ttj;h", jj f , >..( u i.' c a>t '"41 4 I/',',' !•,£'.'» srvf-ftlW^-li l"r -'J ',<.••:<, j'/H A^r !!>• )•' -.' • }i i> i ! ! 1 !• ^ . ;\ <i i» » ! f v r i » tiisiiisdur-i .1!.^! ;->.!;v;4-.i.j.i. 1 ! SELECTED STOCKS of that a>."A iui>rs '*i'Hi!i.! r.-<t {.«• (ll'll 11! tO ',}i*m- IffViUjJ llwth .<;••:<• Mill thr city i*...i<, !fu» i*-rvii-«—, >;x- ..•(»•> Kt't'c pay '.!»• ?.,u.«"i /.-r '.r \rnff S»l I lot .1! !„";<• ':.*:*: \t»'f TAT ;'>>'I-.<•<! id i^icttlrr Aii !• wr d Ntc^iiif ( e I- f sukiis t >!t \&t Thr .-,;, , ,,..„„ ,.„.. •TT-.-i •».«•<• :>>' .fn::;rtt:,i^ whole H JJ {7.7»,i3»:«.» ft'ik-fa! grant ? twvr. rf^srtTiiffl to uttpr !*»>.*' pru-blrms Ships in port "!>>»• 'ff* ftjo'. 'n"v,fi 'Asli '.>*v 'iv f uu.Mto n< <iuir\»'.i. fvf! ..H i ',£:• .-ft !.'• >f,rx* l..j|( Oi.i :U * lloa Nil '.*• J I IVnnrv >,t ;•»•'» tr a f HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS Caldwell .said he to thank tin. 1 supporters uf hi.s carr.jwigivs for elwrlion "The opportunity to serve in the U-gi.ilature was the greatest com- plunenl ever paid rue," ht> said, 'especially the reflection over and over by- large marxins. "I'll always walk u htUe taller wh«i I remember U." MTV \l MUSOVY MEXICAN Af>nrt«f HJ!!. A !•*;!«•'. »'. Mr\ !lrrr.m! K i'-»!hry :. !;'•:•.•••• i.ri|.j-!: !•:..-<•{•.. . I. >•-<.!;•. l.ic,;.ir- S!»'ffri». t..l«.f -'.'•> "i"i'-r. .J.ur.c-- K.irfwHi !'•»'•;•. \r.»;!*-!c" Nir- Willi.!in >. Ki;.. l"il:,'r ,W>;i-?...t. MP. JI M *'I !> I. .irt> h.iv : '• , ir « >-;!-.. i r> *i.'h"*f««l Mrs Chn.'iU.ui U •!, .!••.!.! V !!.,-•-;.;:..! j-'rvi-,).^'. [).ivul Ij'or. Kir.yy A'i,;!' 1 '!':'. H<-T)«.'vn T T,i-.|i-r Sc . Hr.tfsr:.! Mr- K.iipft i> •>'!'• Nt<--,» t i«h!iS Kri-»--..rt Mr.i Kfiu- A Si-irta M.ICMU-! !«i«.-- J.Hk^in Wednesday special Monterey Resta JPIiltlGi'«.«i Enddodci JOK I.ASIU.KK was prcnt-nlfd the pri/i- Winc'hester rifle ri-cently by ('lute Optimist riuh Treasurer Ken l.owdl, left Tia- pru«* was a !" ! Winchester lever action nth". .M«fe-l U-l NOKHIS of Mr iiiwt Mrs IkMirrl of liran/ria. was recently presented a rifle by the Hnuoria Linn* ''tub Th»" ii-Aurd of the pri/e 'A.ia rna'k by Luifi i'reiKknl 1. H Ik-aird -no relation', warden uf th* 1 Clemens Knit of the Texas f) r p a r t m e n t of Correct HI.M.I THE GREEN MACHINE Sun., Mwi,, Tuei, & Wed GARY GREENE An Amazing One Man Band Mm. mh.j KMjtKlt |ii, t lUit. V., HOST Mlvt I IM>NALO WAHKKN, a fireman at the Dow Texas Division, receives a rifle and scope from Mary Willson, K.N., chairman of the finance committee for the Gulf Coast Area A.ssodation of Industrial Nurses. The group sponsors health benefit programs at various civic and club activities The most recent program was conducting blood pressure screenings at the Brazoria County Heart Association's booth at the County Fair. ATOP THE SARATOGA INN FEATURING PRIME STEAKS Also FRESH SEAFOOD UNTIL 11:00 PM RESERVATIONS 233-9146 or 233-5381 LTBLVF. AT HW¥ 288 - FREEPORT , TEXAS k-.

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