The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on August 23, 1987 · Page 1
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 1

Baytown, Texas
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Sunday, August 23, 1987
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Eulalia Davis celebrates 50-year career i •II I 1 Kelley Hawks, REL yearbook I editor finishes up 'classic' t „ t " year with prize-winning book WEATHER SUNNY AND hot weather Is the daytime forecast for the weekend with temperatures reaching the upper 90s. Temperatures ranging In the low 70s are expected Saturday and Sunday night. From a a.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday a high of 97 degrees and a low of 76 were recorded. ^r Manton Stewart aided POWs in World War II Pote8-C Paptoton MORE THAN 70,000 READERS EVERY DAV Volume 65, !So. 252 Telephone Number: 422*8302 Sunday, August 23, 1987 Constitutional symposium set Oct. 24 at LC By SCOTT SMITH Hoping to build a foundation for future symposiums, Lee College instructor Ron Roberts told the Chamber of Commerce Friday that he wants the upcoming LC constitutional symposium to be first class. The all-day conference, scheduled for Oct. 24 at LC, will feature distinguished scholars from around the country speaking on the meaning of the U.S. Constitution and its impact on the lives of Americans. Roberts, a former Texas legislator who has taught government at Lee College for nearly 20 years, pointed out two reasons for the symposium. The first reason is the 200th anniversary of the Constitution, he said. "This is an umbrella we can all fit under, no matter what our religion or ethnicity," Roberts said the second reason is. that besides being a leaching institution, Lee College is also a service institution for the community. He noted that North Harris County College and other local college^ have held symposiums in the past and that Lee College should be doing the same. Roberts said he would like to sec the symposiums become the foundation for a Lee College Institute of Public Affairs. "I'd like to say, 'Look what we can do at Lee College,' and obtain a large grant." Roberts said he hopes to have around 500 people attend the event. He stressed that everyone is welcome and would like to sec junior high, high school and college students there as well as teachers, city officials and anyone else who wishes to attend. A registration fee of 13 for students and $6 for adults will be charged. Roberts said the college raised $5,000 to fund this Initial symposium and he hopes to raise an additional $2,000 to set up a nest egg for the next symposium. He said the Exxon Education Foundation has pledged to add f3 to every $l donation given by any Exxon annuitant who is either enrolled at Lee College or who has a child or grandchild enrolled there. Of the $5,000 that was raised by LC. Roberts said $2,175 came from donations by 11 Exxon annuitants and the Exxon Education Foundation. He concluded by stating again that his foremost goal for the symposium Is attendance. "We're building the foundation of the future," he said. "We want your participation." P«arce Street Journal - Rise and shine A good August dog days laugh never hurt any one. Did you know the two most popular automobile finishes? Lacquer and liquor. -FH Around Town HUGO HULL'S family is proud of his accomplishment. Linda Tucker sells a lot of T- shirts to raise money for the Robert E. Lee fund , . . Bob Merchant offers a solution to •peed things along. MARKING A CLASSIC YEAR ROBERT E. Lee High School graduates and students did a lot of reminiscing about their alma mater Friday as the 19*7 edition of the REL yearbook was distributed at the Ross S. Sterling High School campus. In the photo above, sophomore Karlsaa GiU«a, l«i t_ and junior Jennifer Burianek exchange autographs. Karissa is the daughter of Paul and Judy Gilleo of Baytown and Jennifer is the daughter of J.J. and Sylvia Burianek. In the photo on right. Juniors Brandy Bonln, left, and Jin* Coltrell look at pictures of the devastating fire which destroyed the main building at EEL last April. Brandy is the daughter of Catherine Bonln and Jlna Is the daughter of Sandra CottreU. (Sun staff photos by Angle Braccy) Services for Augusta Payne to be held in Barrett Station Oldest member of pioneer family dead at 97 BARRETT STATION - Services for Augusta Barrett Payne, 97. of Crosby are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at S h i I o h M i s- sionary Baptist Church in Crosby with the Rev, G . S . M a t h e w s officiating. Mrs. Payne died Thursday in a Dayton nursing home. She was a lifelong resident of Barrett Station. She was the oldest descendant of freed slave Harrison Barrett, who founded the community of Barrett Station In 1875 with the purchase of 1,000 acres of land along the San Jacinto River. She was one of 12 children bom to Harrison and Annie Barrett, who came to Texas from Virginia. Mrs. Payne, a homemaker, had been a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church since 1910. She was preceded in death by four sons. Survivors include a son, John "Johnny" Armstrong of Crosby; four daughters-in-law, Elnora Armstrong, Myrtle Armstrong, Edna Armstrong and Lucille Armstrong, all of Crosby. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, Erma Jean Stell, Wilma Armstrong, Robert Armstrong, Mary Goodlow, Nelson Armstrong, Lena Armstrong, Norma Laday, Herbert Singleton, Kenneth Singleton, Michael Winters and Wanda Holt; 40 great-grandchildren, 31 great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. A wake will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Walker Chapel. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Barrett Station. Services are under the direction of Walker Funeral Home in Crosby. Classified i-s-D Comics/Crossword 6-A Dimension i-z-B Editorial 4-A Movie Theaters 6-D Obituaries 5-A People 5-B Police Beat ,2-A Religion 6-8-C Sports. 1-4-c , fex« 77520 50 Cents Per Copy Second school budget hearing set Monday ByDAVIDMOHLMAN Baytown school trustees will conduct a second public hearing and are slated to adopt the proposed 1987-88 budget when they meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the school administration building, 1415 Market. The proposed budget includes a salary and/or step pay increase of approximately three percent for all district employees, according to Superintendent Bill Kennedy. School officials have adjusted the teacher salary scale, creating pay increases for steps that previously had no raise, said Kennedy. This move, which will give a raise to about 214 teachers who would not have received more money this year, will cost between $80,000 to S100.000, he said. As directed by trustees at the last board meeting, the administration will also present total cost estimates on various flat dollar amount bonuses for all employees. The proposed budget includes 573,991,893 in spending for 198788 and a deficit of $455,262. The deficit will be made up from fund balances, which are expected to total $2.616,953 on Sept. 1 and $2,161,691 a year from now. The 1986-87 budget included $68,395,999 in spending. A $2,434,433 deficit last year was offset by a 6-cent tax increase. This year, school officials are proposing a 2.5-cent tax increase to offset state funding decreases and reductions in property values in the district, according to Kennedy. The tax rate is currently set at 95',2 cents per S100 of valuation. In other business, trustees are slated to hear results of the Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills (CTBS) and Texas Educational Assessment of Minimum Skills (TEAMS). Students take TEAMS tests throughout their elementary, junior school and high school years to prepare for the exit level TEAMS, which they must pass as juniors or seniors to graduate from high school. The board will also consider approving teacher appraisal team appointments, a schedule for teacher appraisers and several teacher hirings and resignations. Also on the agenda is a Robert E. Lee High School reconstruction update and awarding of contracts for baseball equipment, band and orchestra instruments, typing accessories and snack cakes and pies. man bound, robbed HOUSTON — Houston polke an investigating an Inctdantti- milar to a buuure epumfc that occurred DMT Baytown several A nun toW authorities h* was abducted at gunpoint, robbed postag aa stranded motorists, according to a report from The Kevin Smith said he managed to free himself from the bonds after aboutft) hours, said Houston detective Frank Pratt Smith, M, of Houston encountered the two Hispanic males ided motorists eaily Thursday. He said they forc- «d Him at gunpoint to go to • wood*d area whet* he was robbed and bound, Pratt iukl. Smtth MM Iw was able to fra* himself from toe troe Thursday Polio* believe the stolen pickup truck was used in a Fort Band County burglary * few hours after the abduction. The vehicle was recover** early Thursday tn Fort Bend County, poUceiald. i ' On Aug. S, • Cypress man •topped on Interstate 10 near Sjolaader Roed )ust outside of Baytown to help an apparent TtevtcttawnsJaon^bythreenMnandboundtoatreetoa •&& ^^A M^ ^tfMte 9 IM WIN) Cm WPm htawtditlM Multi-use center could draw conventions, sporting events By BRUCE GUYNN The multi-use center proposed in the "Baytown 2000" plan would provide a place for moderate-sized conventions, expositions and sporting events such as gymnastics, basketball ' and volleyball, Fifth In a series It could also include an auditorium for (he performing arts and a number of meeting rooms, according to the plan. "A facility such as this could enhance service industries, br- ing people to the city to visit, give our city a focal point and help boost our economy and image," the plan concludes. A "reliever" airport, on the other hand, would "provide general aviation service to the Baytown area and reduce congestion at the major airports," the plan notes. The multi-use center and an airport are two of the longer term, economic revitalization projects envisioned in the "Baytown 2000" plan. 11 notes that there currently aren't any public buildings in Baytown that can accommodate a moderate-sized trade show or convention. The community building, constructed in 1967, has a 700-seat auditorium and smaller rooms that can hold 60 to 200 people. In making a decision to build a convention center, a community has to consider its position in relation to other cities competing for a share of the convention, the plan indicates. "Baytown's close proximity to the facilities available in Houston will play a large part in determining the type of facility necessary to lure convention business to our city," the plan concludes. It further recommends that City Council authorize a 10-year market study and business analysis to determine the "best mix of activities" which a Baytown center could accommodate. Estimated cost of constructing a multi-use facility in Baytown is expected to range between $5 million and $15 million and monies would come from bond funds, federal grants and/or direct low-interest loans. Baytown officials and their counterparts in Liberty and Chambers counties are coordinating their efforts in developing an airport master plan. This master plan would cost 110,000 to $12,000 and the Federal Aviation Administration would pay for 90 percent of the cost. An estimate for the total cost of constructing a reliever type airport in the area is not included in the plan. The plan notes there are already three "utility" airports in the Baytown area, but concludes none of these could be converted to a reliever airport.

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