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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 2

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frA THE BAYTOWN SUN TuMdiy, Annul IS, 1*7 beat ANAHUAC - Preliminary •utapcy report, received Mon<Uy by the Chambers County Sheriffs; Department Indicate an Aoahuac man knot and killed his daughter Sunday night, then took hii own life, according to a department spokeswoman. Pablo Aguilera Perez, 37, and daughter, Marta, 15, were found fatally shot shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday in the; bedroom of their family home on Barrow White Road north of Anahuac. The daughter had been shot twice in the face area and Perez had been shot in the temple, according to the spokeswoman. The wounds apparently were caused by a .38-caliber handgun, which was found in the room, but which wasn't close to the hands of either body, according to~ Chambers County Sheriff C.E. "Chuck" Morris. The bodies were found side by- side, according to Morris. Investigators had been awaiting the medical report to learn who ' pulled the trigger. The spokeswoman reported the father and daughter apparently had been arguing about the daughter watching television. Perez's wife, Sara, reported she heard arguing followed by a gunshot, said the spokeswoman. Mrs. Perez reported she ran to : a neighbor's house for help and heard other shots as she ran, said the spokeswoman. She said Mrs. Perez reported her husband had been drinking. Deputies have been interviewing other family members as part of the probe into the shooting. A dual funeral service for the father and daughter is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Light Catholic Church in Anahuac with Msgr. George Rabroker officiating. The rosary will ;be recited at 7:30 p.m. at Sterling Funeral chapel in Anahuac. Perez worked as a welder for Brown & Root and had lived in Anahuac about 18 years. Baytown A one-car traffic accident early Tuesday morning sent a 22- year-old Baytown woman to the hospital. According to Baytown police, Samantha Rogers, 22, of 305 W. Baker was driving west in the 2800 block of West Baker at about 3:58 a.m. Tuesday when she lost control of her vehicle. Police said the vehicle hit a curb and then a culvert before rolling over into a ditch. Ms. Rogers was taken by ambulance to Gulf Coast Hospital, where she was treated, and released. , CAR BURGLARIZED Stereo speakers were taken Saturday or Sunday from a vehicle parked in the 300 block of West Baker. Liberty A 3-year-old Liberty boy remained in critical condition Tuesday morning in the pediatric intensive care unit at Hermann Hospital in Houston after he was thrown from a car driven by his mother. According to Department of Public Safety trooper Paul Aalund, Rosemary Baines, 26, of Liberty was headed east on State Highway 105, approximately two miles west of Moss Hill at about 7 a.m. Monday when she apparently lost control of her car. Her car swerved to the right, rolled over several times and landed against a fence, Aalund said. The boy. Vincent Baines, was ejected from the car during the accident. He and his mother were transported to Charter Hospital in Cleveland where she remains in stable condition with cracked vertabrae, according to a hospital spokeswoman. The boy was transported by Life Flight to Hermann with internal injuries, Aalund said. Trustees vote for TANS sale Baytown school trustees on Monday awarded contracts totaling $39,063 to two bidders for band and orchestra instruments. The board also awarded contracts for snack cakes and pies, typewriter and computer ribbons, lift-off tape and baseball equipment. Lisle Violin Shop of Pasadena received a contract for $25,03? for 16 violins, 17 violas, 23 cellos and one string bass. H&H Music Co. of Pasadena got a contract for $14,026 for a piccolo, an oboe, a bass clarinet, 10 trombones, three euphoniums and one tuba. interstate Brands Corp. of Emporia, Kans., was awarded a contract for $20,000 to supply 20,000 snack cakes and 60,000 fried pies. The only other bidder tied Interstate's bid. but school officials recommended Interstate because it offered a greater variety. Three companies received contracts totaling $9,179 for typewriter and computer ribbons and for lift-off tape. Of the three, B&B Office Supply of Baytown was low bidder on $4,566 worth of items and Xerox Corp. of Houston was low bidder on $4,120 worth of items. The district received 13 proposals. Eight companies got contracts totaling $8,559 for baseball equipment for 1987-88. Contract amounts ranged between $2,187 to C-N-S Athletics of Webster and $212 to Estes Sporting Goods of Port Arthur. The district received nine proposals for the equipment. U.S. ships warn boats with gunfire MANAMA. Bahrain (AP) — American warships fired across- the-bow machine gun blasts at two unidentified boats to warn them away from several Kuwaiti tankers leaving the Persian Gulf, U.S. officials said. The small boats moved away and the four American-flagged tankers concluded their journey without further incident, passing but of the Strait of Hormuz late Monday. The convoy was the second to return from Kuwait loaded with oil under a Reagan administration plan to shield the emirate's tankers from Iranian attack. While that convoy was leaving the Persian Gulf area, another group of U.S.-flagged tankers set out in the opposite direction, for Kuwait, shipping sources reported. Officials in Washington would not confirm the new convoy's departure. The United States agreed to reflag 11 Kuwaiti tankers after Iran targeted vessels serving the emirate. Tehran has charged that Kuwait aids Iraq. Iran's enemy in the 7-year-old gulf war. A U.S. destroyer and frigate warned off two small boats Monday after they approached the convoy led by the supertanker Bridgeton, which hit a mine July 24 near Farsi island, the Pentagon said. The warships fired flares and sent verbal warnings to the dhows, but they did not veer away. When they came within eight miles of the convoy, the destroyer Kidd and frigate Crommelin sailed up to confront them, firing machine-gun blasts across their bows, the Pentagon said. It was unclear whether the dhows were sail-powered or motorized, said the Pentagon. Paptoton EnwrwJ as t*ep<*) ck»» ITKJITW m ihe Boytewn. Teno* P6« ; Offset 77522 under It* Act of CongnBj of Morch 3, 1179. Pubftshtd oRtmoom. Monday Through Friday o"d Sunday* <n 1301 77530. P.O. 6o» *0. Baytown,. Two». .77322. Swbtcriprion ftofH: *y carrier. f5.30 "pr muntti, 163.40 pw nor. e*py vrier. » c*m Daily, SO . IWOi! rtfW* on by Tides WEDNESDAY HIGff:U:I$i.m., 10:21 p.m. LOW:4:lt*.n).,4:Slp.m. (Tides forectsl are for Btylown tret bays) Sun SUNRISE: t:55*.m. SUNSET; 7:51 f.m. strip be Belvieu ByDEEMICKELBON MONT BELVIEU - Several citizen* told City Council Monday that they are opposed to a drag strip within the city limits of Mont Belvieu. Angel Brothers Enterprise Inc. in Baytown and the Gay family, owners of Gay Pontiac in Dickinson, are considering sites in Mont Belvieu, Conroe and Dickinson for a drag strip, Glen Angel told The Sun Tuesday. The Mont Belvieu site, approximately 300 acres located north of 1-10 and west of Eagle Drive, about a mile west of the Barbers Hill schools, is first choice, Angel said, for several reasons — proximity to Houston, access to MO and availability of hotel/motel accomodations for national events. The 5,000-foot long strip would include a '/4-mile (1320 foot) length of racing portion. Mont Belvieu officials have talked to city officials and church representatives in Ennis, a town comparable to Mont Belvieu, said Mayor Fred Miller at Monday's meeting. iCity Administrator Ruthie Sager and Councilman Hal Roach visited Ennis to study the drag strip there and its effect on the community. They heard positive comments on the strip and were pleased with the way they saw the strip managed. Resident Steve Graham, who said he has owned several race cars and participated at several tracks, said "I've seen what goes on" at tracks and in communities where drag strips are located. Graham, who said a track could draw 20,000-40.000 people, said he has "a lot of concerns" about a drag strip being located in the community, including gambling, drinking, drug and prostitution problems. He also cited "the tremendous noise" of nitro methane and alcohol-fueled cars, which he said could be disruptive to school and church activities as well as to residents living close to the track. He said some of the larger races can last from 2-5 days so could be ongoing during school or church. Several churches have relocated close to the site of the proposed track. Traffic and litter problems, the aggressive driving of people leaving the track, devaluation of nearby homes and property and the trouble emergency vehicles could have getting through heavy traffic in case of a major fire or explosion at one of the city's industries were other reasons he gave for opposing the proposal. Most expressed concern about the effect a drag strip within their community would have on their children and family life in the community. Graham presented a petition signed by citizens residing within and outside of the city of Mont Belvieu. Councilman Carrell Richardson suggested Tara Ward receives $11,600 scholarship Graham submit the signatures of people living outside the city limits to the proper city officials or to county officials. Joe Dutton, president of the Old River Country Civic Association, said the decisions Council makes "impact many people." Old River Country is located outside the city limits. A number of people said they hadn't heard anything about the proposed track until very recently Miller said it was never confidential but has been not publicized yet because the proponents of the track are in the process of obtaining land. The mayor and council members said the majority of comments they have heard have been positive but Miller added, "We made them (the backers of the plan) aware of opposition today." Roach said the track proponents have said "more than once, if they are not wanted here, they won't come here." He said the logical thing for residents against the track to do is to make their feelings known to the proponents. Angel said Tuesday, "We. want to fit into" the community which is eventually selected for the track. Miller said a vote at his church Sunday night was 31-to-27 in favor of the track. There is no zoning ordinance in the city. "The people of Mont Belvieu have fought against zoning." Miller said. "It's the big, bad "Z" word. "We've got two choices — give them the permit or turn them down, they take us to court, then we give them the permit," he added. He said he'd rather have the track located within the city limits because the city would be able to benefit from the revenue and would also have more control over the way the track is operated. Angel said, "As far as gambling and prostitution, that's : a fallacy. That's not going to happen." He said the Angel and Gay families have been involved in racing for "a number of years" and "it is a family sport. The majority of people bring their families with them." The economic impact of the track will be tremendous to the area selected, he said. At a national event, which could draw 70.000 to 80.000 people over a four-day period, the average amount spent in the community and surrounding area is S2 million per day. Weekly races of top fuel cars and funny cars are also planned. Angel said he expects the location to be selected within the next four weeks, and construction is estimated to take from eight to 10 months. A strip sanctioned by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) should be operating by early 1989, he said. MONT BELVIEU — Tara Yvonne Ward. 1987 Barbers Hill High School valedictorian, has been selected by the Texas Interscholastic League Foundation to receive a four-year $11,600 Nelda C. and H.J. "butcher Stark Foundation scholarship grant. Tara earned eligibility for the scholarship by competing in the UIL State Academic Meet Calculator Applications contests. In the 1987 State Meet Calculator Applications contests she placed seventh; she took fifth place in the 1986 State Meet Calculator Applications contest; competed in UIL Number Sense; Feature Writing and Editorial Writing contests: was a member of the Spanish Club, Math Club. Science Club, International Club, National Honor Society. Mu Alpha Theta. was named an Academic All-American and won a National Leadership Award. She is a freshman at Texas A&M University, where she plans to major in nuclear engineering. The Stark Foundation awards 12 scholarships. RENT-A-CAR U-SAVE 422-0535 Sun spots BrmiMArd rites ARRANGEMENTS FOR Mrs. Eris M. Broussard, 75, of Baytown will be announced by Navarre's Paul U. Lee Funeral Home. Mrs. Broussard died Aug. 25 at a Baytown hospital. Scott services SERVICES ARE pending at Humble Funeral Home in Humble for Ira J. Scott, 81, of Huffman. He died Aug. 24 at a Bay town hospital. Refinery noise VENTING OF high pressure steam at Exxon's Baytown Refinery will take place Aug. 2628 as workers repair a high pressure steam leak in hydrogen generation unit 1. An Exxon spokeswoman said although steps have been taken to minimize impact of the work on the community, near neighbors may notice the noise. Tennis ladder OASIS, THE single adults group at Memorial Baptist Church, is sponsoring a tennis ladder and weekly tennis night at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday at the Wayne Gray Sports Complex, 5200 East Road. Instruction and open play will precede and follow matches. Children's day out THE CHILDREN'S Day Out program at Cedar Bayou United Methodist Church will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. every Wednesday during the school year. The program has openings for children between the ages of 12 months and 5 years. For more information call Karen Roberson, 427-5001. Revival scheduled FAITH IMPACT Ministries, 1211 Cedar Bayou-Lynchburg Road, is sponsoring a revival, featuring the Rev. Larry Rhone of Grambling, La., beginning at 7 p.m. Aug. 26-28. I : . Deadline set THE DEADLINE for making reservations for a gumbo dinner sponsored by Oasis, the single adults group at Memorial Baptist Church, is 5 p.m. Aug. 26. The dinner is open to the public and will be held at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at the club room at West Lodge Apartments, 4219 Baker Road. To make reservations call 427-1725. Fiesta dinner SCOTTISH RITE will hold a fiesta dinner 7 p.m. Sept, 2 at the Baytown Shrine Club. There will be a $5 donation charged for admission. Operation Raleigh DONNIE McCAUGHEY, featured in a story in the Sun Aug. 16. is working to raise $5,500 to cover tuition, fees and other expenses for his participation in a four-year scientific youth leadership program called Operation Raleigh. He will travel on a three-month sailing expedition around the continent of Africa. Donations may be sent too 10430 North Avenue L, La Porte, Texas, 77571. Rotary Club BAYTOWN ROTARY Club will meet at noon Aug. 26 at the Goose Creek Country Club. A program will be presented by youth exchange visitors. La Porte City Council against incinerator HOUSTON (AP) — A resolution opposing construction of a hazardous waste incinerator near an elementary school and a residential area was passed unanimously by the La Porte City Council. A copy of the resolution would be sent to state and federal agencies to inform them of the city's position. City Manager Robert Herrera said after Monday's vote. Houston Chemical Services Inc. proposes incinerating wastes at a former cereal company plant about a half mile from the school and a residential area. The council listened to supporters and opponents o( the proposal before voting. Helen Clingan. a Houston school district assistant principal, told the council the incinerator would generate taxes for the city. "1 only wish you had the gucs to vote your educated wish instead of the wishes of misinformed citizens because they screamed the loudest," she said. Cindy Remick. co-chairman of Citizens for a Quality Environment, said Monday's vote was a first step toward barring construction of the plant. Happy Sweet 16 JULIE Love: Mom, Dad & Jason Lord}', Lordy Marvin's 40! Love, Gerrie, Lvndo and Kcilv WESTMINSTER DAY KINDERGARTEN FAUtlGISTtATION t AMN1S MUTING AIM Number concepts BRIGHTEN YOUR FUTURE! REGISTER FOR FALL Regular Registration August 25 - 29 Aug. 25 - 27 Aug, 28 Aug 29 Tues - Tfiurs Fn. Sat 10 a m .to 7 p.m 10 a.nv to 5 p m 10 am to 2 D m * College at the Mall (for mall classes only) Aug. 25-29 Aug 25 - 28 Aug. 29 Mon. - Fri Sat. 12 noon to 6 pm 10 a.m to 2 p.m For more information call 425*6393 or 425-63S4 COLLEGE Opiwirmmiy Iniii

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