The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on August 21, 1987 · Page 2
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Baytown, Texas
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Friday, August 21, 1987
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THE BAYTOWN SUN Friday, August 21, M»7 Police beat Wendi Hepburn, 13, is in stable condition at Humana Hospital, where she is being treated for injuries suffered in a car wreck Thursday. ; V.'J ; , • • Another passenger, Joe Aylor, 5, was injured when the vehicle in which they were riding went off the road and hit a culvert in the 1100 block of Massey- Tompkins. Police said the driver, Elizabeth Aylor, 31, was headed east in the 1100 block- of Massey- tbmpkins Road and was attempting to pass another vehicle when the accident occurred. Both youngsters were taken by ambulance to Humana Hospital, where Joe was treated and released. Police said a charge of driving while intoxicated was filed against Mrs. Aylor in County Court No. 8 Bond on that charge is $500. A charge of possession of a controlled substance was also filed in the 351st District Court against Mrs. Aylor, according to police reports, with that bond set at $5.000. STORE ROBBED A man robbed the Stop-N-Go. 3312 Decker, of S6 Friday morning, police said. The store clerk told officers she was working in the rear of the store when she heard the door open. She said the robber went directly toward her, grabbed her by the collar, dragged her to the front of the store and shoved her against the cash register. He opened the register and removed six SI bills, according to police. The clerk said the suspect took $10 from the store safe but left the money on the floor. He then forced the clerk to a small room in the back of the store. The clerk said she locked herself in the room and that the suspect fled on foot. The suspect is described as being black, 23 to 24 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 160 pounds. INDECENT EXPOSURE A 32-year-old Baytown man has been arrested by police arid charged with indecent exposure. A woman told police she was walking in the 600 block of Massey-Tompkins when she saw the man standing in front of a window, exposing himself. BURGLARIES AND THEFTS +Six pieces of plywood and a Skil saw were taken Wednesday or Thursday from the old fire station 3, located at 109 S. Main. +A videocassette recorder was taken Wednesday or Thursday from a residence in the 200 block of East Homan. ; +Wednesday or Thursday, someone broke into a video game machine at the 7-11 Store, located at 4221 W. Baker, and took the coin box with over SlOO worth of quarters. Names in news WASHINGTON (AP) -Labor Secretary William E. Brock has gone home following an operation to repair a detached retina in one eye. Brock, who underwent surgery Tuesday, was discharged from Georgetown University Hospital on Thursday. He suffered the injury last weekend, according to Labor Department spokeswoman Ann Amling. Man faces solicited sex trial LIBERTY (AP) — A 77-year- old man faces a Sept. 21 trial on charges he solicited sex from six women at the Liberty County Courthouse, a prosecutor said. Leonard Mizell. a retired Liberty contractor who owns a popular lake used for speedboat racing, is free on S500 bond for each of the seven charges of prostitution. Mizell has pleaded innocent to the charges, which were filed April 23. said Liberty County attorney Mike Stafford. Mizell's attorney. Zeke Zbranek. could not be reached for comment Fri- dav. The Liberty Police Department launched an investigation after a female probationer told probation officials that Mi7.ell had offered to help her with her expenses in exchange for sex. said chief probation officer Steve Swan. In an undercover investigation in cooperation with Liberty police, a female Baytown police officer was fitted with a tape recorder and posed as a probationer. The officer is one of the six women that have signed statements against Mizell. Sun spots Softball tourney A COED softball tournament in honor of Cathy Capetillo. candidate for Fiestas Patrias queen at Our Lady of Gaudalupe Church, will be held starting at 10 a.m. Aug. 21 at the church field. SOS breakfast BREAKFAST AT International House of Pancakes. 1-10 at Highway H6 in Mont Belvieu. is planned"at 9 a.m. Aug. 22 by SOS Singles Outreach Service. For more information call Joe Tillery at 421-2811. Hutto selected BAYTOWN MAYOR Emmett 0. Hutto is the new president of the Texas Municipal League. Region 14. He was selected Thursday night at a joint meeting of Region 14 and Harris County Mayors" and Councils' Association. Bike ride A SIX-inile ride is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Aug. 21 at Roseland Park sponsored by SOS Singles Outreach Service. Fore more information call 4276268. Fire news Fire caused $1.000 damage Thursday to a 1978 Ford parked at 301 E. Pearce Ave.. the residence of Alice Wolf, owner of the car. a Baytown Fire Department spokeswoman said. Station 3 firefighters responded to the 9:54 a.m. call. A leak in the car's fuel line was determined to be the cause of the fire, according to the spokeswoman. Dance slated A DANCE will be held in honor of Dalia Pasillas. candidate for Fiestas Patrias queen at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, at S p.m. Aug.22 at Baytown Recreation Hall. Tickets are S5 in advance and $7 at the door. Garage sale A GARAGE sale benefiting Cedar Bayou United Methodist Church will be held from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at 2313 Morning Drive. Car wash BAYTOWN RKVIYAI. Center. 5232 Interstate H). will sponsor a car wash from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Wendy's Restaurant parking lot. 6806 Garth Road. A donation of $:> per car will be collected. SOS dance SOS SINGLES Outreach Service members will meet at 7:30 p.m. A .. ** ^f\ ;« UK. -- in Krogc-r parking lot. Ward Road and Highway 146. to carpool to a PWP (Parents Without Partners* open dance at Sylvan Beach in La Porte. For more information call 422-7946. MONROE AND Cordelia BwsU of Craby enjoy lootti* thmnh the newly published "Portfolio of Picture*" unveiled Iburaday night during a buslnew mixer sponsored by the Crosby- Huffman Chamber of Commerce. The eight-page brochure, which was compiled by the chamber's historical committee, features reproductions of 64 photographs loaned to the chamber by members of Crosby and Huffman families. (Sun staff photo by Carrie Pryor) Grosby-Huf fman chamber unveils pictorial history ByAMYKEMS CROSBY — The Crosby-Huffman Chamber of Commerce unveiled its newly published "Portfolio of Pictures" during a business mixer Thursday night at the Travel Lodge. According to Chamber Manager Susan Atkinson, the eight- page pictorial history of the Crosby-Huffman area, was published after nearly a year of effort by the chamber's historical committee. The brochure features reproductions of 64 black-and-white photographs which were loaned to the chamber by area residents. Mrs. Atkinson said longtime Crosby resident Edith Cole, a member of the chamber's historical committee, deserves much of the credit for the completion of the brochure. Copies of the publication are now on sale at the chamber of- .fice for SI each. According to Mrs. Atkinson, proceeds from the sale of the brochure will be used to transfer a written history of the area onto computer disks. She said the written history, which is contained in three loose- leaf volumes, will be made available for use at the Crosby library and the Huffman community center once it is converted to computer disks. In preparing the portfolio. Mrs. Cole sent out questionnaires to members of 200 founding families, asking them to submit photos and family histories to the chamber on a loan basis. "It was a fascinating, educational project." Mrs. Cole said, adding that her favorite part was the stories residents shared about their families and events years ago. "It was very hard to keep the descriptions brief, to draw the line," Mrs. Cole added. Because much of the history of the surrounding areas is so intertwined, the brochure might also be of interest to those residing beyond the Crosby-Huffman area. Mrs. Atkinson said. "Who knows, you might recognize an aunt or uncle in one of the pictures." she said. Parks panel backs higher fees By LOUISE SHAW Baytown Parks and Recreation Department Advisory Board voted unanimously Thursday to recommend raising athletic registration and pavilion rental fees. David Ondrias. director of the Parks and Recreation Department, submitted the revised fees for board approval. The board's recommendation will go to City Council for final approval An increase of $20 per team is proposed for softbali. flag football and basketball leagues. On- drias said. "These are all adult sports programs The fees would reduce the amount by which the city subsidizes these programs and the fees would still compare favorably with similar programs throughout the area." On- drias said. He estimated the fees would generate an additional S6.120 for the city in the upcoming year The director proposed an increase of pavilion rental fees from $8 and $12 to SlO and $15 and not to allow discounted rates for combination rentals "This would result in current combination rentals increasing from S16 to either $24 or $27 and all day rentals increasing from $20 to $39." Ondrias said. He estimated the adjustments would generate approximately S2.200 in additional revenue. Wayne Gray, chairman of the advisory board, said he felt the fees were a necessary: change. "They haven't been raised in a long time," Gray said. "We can do it this way instead of raising taxes." Ambrose H i o s . board member, said he felt the new fees would be reasonable and would be better than raising taxes or cutting services Raymond Robinson, another board member, also voiced an opinion in favor of the increase in fees. "1 feel the citizen is more in favor of this than a tax increase." Robinson said. The increase will become effective Oct. 1. Ondrias added. Before the meeting. Ondrias told The Sun that a review of the community building fees was also under wav. ;;• ;*••(* -~C "i- thrown Fndav QIC Su-iC2.s .;• V.C"r-O"G' D-tv-e >r Scv~C>»- 77520 <=O Be- «C 5c^;:»- 7 "321 Sutsc'OT.o- sj-es ~, : • S5 3C c-e- -nyn Si3 :C pe- S^c-e COD* rr'ce 25 ire---« Do -e-^'s Su-oc\ V-a' -ores .:.-• •P ^er'fese-.-ed r.c-<c<-v:i:v f, C Tides SATURDAY HIGH: 10:30a.m.. -5:15p.m. LOW:2:11 am.. -2;15p,m. ( T denotes weak tide) Tides forecast are for Bavtown area bavs Sun SU.\RISE: 6:53 a.m. SUBSET: 7:55p.m. U-SAVE 422-0535 No action on naming street after Messiah By LOUISE SHAW Baytown Parks and Recreation Advisory Board on Thursday tabled action on a request to name a street entering Unidad Park after the late Clyde Messiah, well-known educator and civic leader. Lee Hay wood and Ruben DeHoyos made the request on behalf of the Baytown Community Development Advisory Committee. Wayne Gray, chairman of the Parks Board, noted that Messiah was "a fantastic person who touched a lot of young people in the community." He felt, however, it would be more appropriate for the school district to honor the memory of Messiah, because he had been an educator. Naming the street after Messiah would not be a "fitting" memorial, in Gray's opinion. "He was an outstanding gentleman who did a lot in Uie community," Haywood responded. "And, I don't like to sit around and wait for someone else to pay him tribute." Haywood asked the Parks Board to change the name of Unidad Park to Messiah Park if members did not think naming a street after Messiah was enough. "This will instill pride in the black community and among the minorities," Haywood said. "He worked with everyone — not just one group of people." Haywood noted that the Community Development Advisory committee, representing a cross-section of the community, had unanimously voted on the street name. "He was a man who believed in helping people." Haywood continued. "I talked with his family and they are thrilled with the idea." Haywood also mentioned that $280.000 was spent to buy land and builci the park with a Community Development grant and matching state funds Few funds came from the city, he said. Five names of community leaders had been submitted for Unidad Park, Gray recalled, and the board had decided to use these names for some type of memorial at the park. Perhaps Messiah's name could be added tothislisti he said. Gray said he was not in favor of asking citizens to suggest names for the street as the board had done with the park. "I wouldn't want to open this up to a bunch of names," Gray said. "Maybe I'm chicken, "i want to table this for a while." After Haywood left the meeting, he told The Sun that Messiah's name was the only one submitted, and he could see no reason not to vote on the request. Haywood added the only alternative will be to go to City Council, but he probably would not push that move. "I don't like to force people to do the right thing." he said. Messiah, an Army veteran and graduate of Prairie View A&M University, taught at Harlem Elementary School and later served as its assistant principal and principal. He served as assistant principal and principal at George Washington Carver High School be fore becoming an administrative assistant in the school district. His last assignment was directing the school district's audio-visual and technology programs, in addition to belonging to numerous professional groups. Messiah served two three-year terms on the board of the Baytown Chamber of Commerce. He was president of the West Bayto%vn Kiwanis Club and It. governor of Kiwams International. Texas-Oklahoma Division. He also served on the Horizon Committee of the Baytown Bicentennial Commission and was a committee chairman for Bov Scouts. Son convicted in father's death A man convicted in a retrial of hiring another man to kill his father. Alfred D. "AD "Dunn. 53. of Crosby, as they v>ed for tin- affections of the same woman has again drawn a maximum sentence- According to a report from The Associated Press, jurors in visiting State District Judge Jimmy James' court sentenced Tommy Wayne Dunn. -50. to life in prison for the murder of his father. Defense attorney Mike DeGeunn posted notice of appeal after Thursday's sentencing. Prosecutor Carol Davies said Alfred Dunn was shot twice in the back on Oct. 12. 1981, as he walked across a motel parking lot with Robin Buchanan Summers, who had been having affairs with both men Evidence indicated there had been years of disagreements between the Dunns before Ms Summers went to work at Swageco. a manufacturer of oil field equipment where both men worked Ms Summers first became romantically involved with Tommy Dunn, testimony showed, Her subsequent affair with Alfred Dunn, she indicated, put a new strain on the Dunns' troubled relationship Tommy Dunn initially was tried in July PJ82 before State District Judge I D McMaster, who found him guilty and sentenced him to w sears in prison The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals reversed the conviction because the officer taking Dunn's confession in the case. Sgt Carl Ken'., later admitted tie hud to Dunn about Dunn being seen with the alleged hit man. Donald Kugene Hoy, 30. and about another man's confessing in the case Hoy committed suicide in jail afler his arrest m October iy«l Dunn's wife had retained attorney Stan Schneider to help her husband. SUPPORT A CITY ELECTION! If you would Me to sign the Initiative Petition or circulate one please come by 31 8 W. leiaj Ave Baytown Saturday Aug 22 between 9 00 am 7 00 pm or call 420 2200 for more information fu " 8 !•• I' 1 WESTMINSTER DAY KINDERGARTEN CltlATIVI COHNIIt "A laboratory in Christian Living" 424-5314 FALL REGISTRATION MM *»«Mf«.«..n :)••.* MS Tuttitfi *3S *w. CLASS If CWtS SIFT. 1 STAINED GLASS t ARENTS MUTING AUG. 27»7:30pm • Cowntry Cifti * Wi«ni FVkwtri fttCBTtt KM iUWH D CUSS «Physical development PRESENTING AITD BREAKFAST SPECIAL The Rooty Toot)' fttsh 'N rruity Breakfast Special. 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