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Wednesday, April 30, 1986
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THE BAYTOWN SUN Wednesday, April SO, 19M Police beat Pasadena man killed in Baytown A 33-year-old Pasadena man was shot and killed Tuesday night in Baytown by a friend of his estranged wife. Dead is Stephen Louis Caldwell of Pasadena. Detective Gene Parker, who investigated the incident, said that Caldwell visited a residence at 709 Pamela, where his estranged wife and children live with her grandmother. Witnesses told police that Caldwell's wife and a friend had been out of town and returned to find Caldwell. Police said Caldwell reportedly began to shove and choke his estranged wife. Witnesses said he then shoved the grandmother and began hitting the wife's friend. Parker said the friend of the wife kept backing up and Caldwell kept coming after him. . The friend then shot Caldwell three times — once in the chest, once in the left bicep and once under the left arm. He was taken by Navarre's Baytown Ambulance to Gulf Coast Hospital where he died shortly after 11 p.m., police said. Parker said the friend was arrested at the scene but has been released. The case is being turned over to the Harris County grand jury for further investigation, Parker said. Station robbed Police are looking for a man who robbed the Gulf Service Station, 2610 N. Highway 146, at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. An employee of the station told police she was outside her booth stocking supplies when a man walked up behind her and said, "OK lady, let's go get all your money." She said the man threatened her and she went back to the booth and gave him the money. Police said the man, who escaped with S23(3, fits the description of a man who robbed the Exxon Service Station at 101 S. Alexander Drive early Sunday. The suspect is described as being black, in his late 30s or early 40s, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds, being of heavy build, having dark curly hair, a thick mustache and a dark complex- tion. . He was wearing a beige driving cap, a beige pullover shirt with a button-up V-neck and blue jeans. Burglaries and thefts •Between 12:20 and 10:55 a.m. Tuesday, someone broke into the KC Tavern, 501 N. Commerce and took a tapestry, a clock, jam box and beer. The items are valued at $598.60. •A 1982 Oldsmobile, valued at $9,000, was stolen between 5:30 and 7:40 p.m. Tuesday from the parking lot of San Jacinto Mall. Chambers County ANAHUAC — A man armed with a butcher knife took an undetermined amount of cash from O.J.'s Country Cupboard •on Highway 146 near Baytown about 2:10 a.m. Wednesday, Chambers County sheriff's deputies said. Deputies said the man, wielding a knife with a 12- to 15- inch blade, entered the store and said, "This is a robbery." The suspect took money out of the cash register and put it in what appeared to be a paper bag. He then forced two employees into a beer cooler and left. A witness said the man headed north on Highway 146 in a vehicle. The suspect is described as a light-complected, mustached black man between the ages of 32 and 35 years. He is estimated to be about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weigh between 200-240 pounds.. Inmate back in prison DALLAS (AP) — A man mistakenly released from a prison sentence for the drunken driving killing of a police officer has turned himself back in to prison, his attorney said. Dale Ross Looper, 33, of Hunt County, surrendered to Texas Department of Corrections authorities about 4 p.m. Tuesday, said Colleen Dunbar, one of Looper's lawyers. Through a series of errors, Looper was released two years ago after serving 10 months of a 10-year sentence for an involuntary manslaughter conviction for a 1982 traffic accident that killed Lyndon Fred King in Grand Prairie. Prosecutors and defense lawyers agreed during the weekend that Looper would surrender in Walker County and be transferred to the nearby Texas Department of Corrections in Huntsville, said Pete Lesser, another of Looper's attorneys. "I think the whole situation is unfortunate." Lesser said. "But it's a big system and these things happen. But I don't think it was done by malice. We're not perfect." Authorities issued a warrant for Looper's arrest when they discovered that he had not served at least a third of the sentence. Ms. Dunbar said Looper had "done nothing but put his life back together" since his premature release. She said he worked as a truck driver for a frozen food delivery company and earned a safety award. Part of his earnings, she said, went to reimbursing his family for his legal defense. "What happened on that date is as tragic to the Looper family as to the King family," Ms. Dunbar said. "He lives with remorse." The dead officer's mother, Ann King, said Looper should have to serve the full sentence for her son's death. "He hardly walked through the prison, and if he did, it was at a very fast pace," Ms. King said. "The months he spent there were hardly worth anything." Looper struck King with his vehicle while the officer was investigating a traffic accident, according to investigators. Looper, who had two previous DWI convictions, was intoxicated and driving with a suspended license at the time of the accident, police said. While free on bond awaiting trial, Looper was arrested on a drunken driving charge in January 1983 and remained in jail until his involuntary manslaughter trial in April. Looper appealed after his conviction for the officer's death. According to state law, he should have been held in a Dallas County jail until the court ruled on his case or he posted an appeal bond. No appeal bond was set, according to court records, so Looper should have remained in jail and begun serving the 10- year sentence. Continental at Hobby HOUSTON (AP) — Continental Airlines will begin service out of Houston's Hobby Airport on June 1 with introductory fares of $59 to Los Angeles and New York, company officials announced. Continental President Phil Bakes said Tuesday that the new routes will include' six daily nonstop flights from Hobby to Los Angeles, New York's LaGuardia and Denver.' The introductory fare to Denver is $49. The lights will increase to 10 daily on July 1, he said. "This is a happy and historic Haddick services SERVICES FOR Max Ray Haddick, 64, of Mexia will be held at 2 p.m. May 1 at the First Baptist Church of Mexia. Burial will be at New Hope Cemetery. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Luther and Alma Haddick of Baytown. Kiwanis meet GAYLARD FENLEY, new head football coach at Ross S. Sterling High School, will speak to members of the Kiwanis Club of Baytown when they meet at noon May 1 at the Holiday Inn, 300 S. Highway 146. Talent show THE HIGHLANDS Junior High Choir and sponsor, Mrs. Helen Doyle, will present a talent program at 7 p.m. May 2 in the Highlands Junior School auditorium. The public is invited. Smocking meeting set SAN JACINTO Smocking and Needlecraft Guild will hold a meeting at 9:15 a.m. on May l. Peggy Harnden will demonstrate "mock smocking." For further information, call 422-8302. Moms meeting BAYTOWN MOTHERS of Multiples will meet at 7 p.m. May 1 at Alpha Private School, 8537 Highway 146. Kick-off dance BAYTOWN YOUTH Fair will have a kick-off dance at 9 p.m. May 9 at J. and J. Cowboy Club on Interstate 10 near the North Main exit. Tickets are $5 a couple and the Original River Road Boys will be the band. A quilt will be auctioned at the dance. For more information call Gene Harman at 421-2891. Scrambling registration REGISTRATION FOR beef, lamb, and hog scramble for the Baytown Youth Fair will be at 7 p.m. May 1 at the Baytown Fairgrounds on North Main. Registration in open for Robert E. Lee and Ross S. Sterling Future Farmers of America, Stuart Career Center students, and Cedar Bayou 4-H. Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to register, for more information call Mike Kingston 421-5892. Senior citizens THE SENIOR Citizens' Auxiliary will have a noon luncheon and business meeting on May 1 at Baytown Community Building, 2407 Market. Senior citizens interested in traveling to Walt Disney World and Epcot Center in Orlando, Fla., from June 16-24 should call 427-1972 for reservations and information. On inhalants THE CHICANO Family Center of Houston will sponsor a program on paint-sniffing and other inhalants from 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 1 at Ashbel Smith Elementary School. The program will be presented in Spanish by Willie Moreno Jr. and in English by Patrick McDonald. NAACP banquet RICHARD A. RABINOW, manager of Exxon's Baytown Refinery, will be guest speaker at the banquet of the Baytown chapter, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, at 7:30 p.m. May 2 at Rockin' R Restaurant, (formerly Offshore), 2301 Decker Drive. Tickets are $20. Melanie Lawson, staff reporter for Houston's Channel 13, will be mistress of ceremonies. For more information, call 422-0471, 428-1965 or 426-3551. Chambers County vote ! turnout may be heavy ANAHUAC — Absentee-voting figures could indicate that a heavy turnout is likely for Saturday's Democratic Primary in Chambers County. A total of 488 absentee votes were cast, according to County Clerk Bennie Rowland, who described the turnout as "very good." In one contested race, County Judge Alma Lois Turner filed for re-election in the Democratic Party primary. She faces Oscar F. Nelson Jr. of Anahuae and Tim Bauer of Winnie. Precinct 4 Commissioner Carolyn Adair did not seek reelection. Four persons, Paul Lott of Beach City, Jean Fisher of West Chambers County, Virginia "Ginny" Knowles and Robert H. Turner, both of Beach City, filed for the position in the Democratic primary. The winner is expected to face Kathy Vaughn of West Chambers County, the only person to file for Precinct 4 commissioner in the Republican primary. Precinct 2 Commissioner Sid Desormeaux seeks re-election in the Democratic primary and is opposed by Jesse Floyd Haynes Jr. For county clerk, Norma "Beanie" Rowland, the incumbent, faces Jean Abshier of Wallisville in the Democratic primary. moment for both the city and for Continental Airlines," Bakes said. The airline acquired four gates at Hobby from Republic Air to accomodate the service to 23 domestic and international destinations. The airline also announced that it will donate $250,000 to restore the city's original municipal airport terminal, opened at Hobby in 1940. The money will come by donating $1 for every passenger that boards at Hobby through Dec. 31, 1986, Bakes said. Entered as second class matter ot the Baytown, Texas Post Office 77522 under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Published afternoons, Monday through Friday and Sundays at !30I Memorial Drive in Baytown, Texas 77520. P.O. Box 90, Baytown, Texas, 77522. Subscription Rates: By carrier, $5.25 per month, $£3.00 per year. Single copy price: 25 cents Daily, 50 cents Sunday. Mail rates on request. Represented nationally by Coastal Publications. Tides THURSDAY HIGH: 4:15p.m. LOW: 7:35 a.m. (Tides forecast are for Baytown area bays) Sun SUNRISE: 6:39 a.m. SUNSET: 7:58p.m. WOULDN'T IT BE NICE TO HAVE A JUDGE FROM EAST HARRIS COUNTY? ROY D. MEASE JUDGE COUNTY CIVIL COURT #2 monies gone WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Housing Administration has stopped taking applications for new government-insured mortgages because the home- sales boom exhausted the FHA's credit authority for the first time in its history. Homebuyers who do not already have commitments for the low down payment mortgages will have to wait until Congress completes action on legislation to raise the agency's $57.4 billion credit ceiling or find other financing, acting FHA chief Silvio DeBartolomeis said Tuesday. "The game's over, we're out of business," DeBartolomeis said after directing FHA offices and lenders to stop processing new applications. "This means that the public will have to rely on the private sector" for mortgage insurance until FHA is revived by Congress. The Senate passed emergency legislation on a voice vote Tuesday evening that would raise FHA's credit ceiling to $74.4 billion, but the bill must be reconciled with a House version passed last week. The measure also extends FHA's credit authority to insure mortages, which expired at midnight Tuesday. Bill Adkinson, a spokesman for the National Association of In other Democratic races. County Treasurer Jimmie Moorhead, District Clerk Robert Scherer Jr. and County Surveyor R.L. Hall Jr. are unopposed as they seek re-election. For Precinct 3 justice of the peace, incumbent Quinten Jackson faces Thomas "Tommy" Thompson and George Robert Pennington in the Democratic primary. Also in the Democratic primary, Precinct 5 Justice of the Peace Josh B. Mayes faces S. Norris Rowland and Tray S. Bettes in his bid for re-election. Justices John P. McAdams (Precinct 1), H.J. Guillory (Precinct 2), Paul T. Williams (Precinct 4) and Larry Cryer (Precinct 6) are unopposed as they seek re-election. Polling places in county voting precincts for Saturday's primary are Wallisville Community Building (Precinct 1), Hankamer Community Building (Precinct 2), Pine Island School (Precinct 3), West Chambers County Courthouse Annex (Precinct 4), Beach City Community Building (Precinct 5), Anahuae City Hall (Precinct 6), Winnie-East Chambers County Courthouse Annex (Precinct 7), Cove Community Building (Precinct 8), Oak Island Community Building (Precinct 9) and Old River-Winfree Community Building (Precinct 10). Realtors, said Tuesday's* developments will affect "a lot " of FHA applications in the pipeline where the buyers think" they are going the FHA route." y ; These buyers, who don't have 1 -' money for a large down pay- - ment, made deals thinking they' would get FHA-backed financ-" ing. "All of a sudden that's not ; available," he said. FHA will have to turn away" 10,000 new applications a day," said Warren Lasko, executive -. vice president of the Mortgage ' Bankers Association of : America. Lasko predicted conventional ' mortgage rates will increase slightly from the current 10 per-'; cent because of the shift in de-"' mand away from FHA. The sharp drop in mortgage interest rates to nearly an eight- year low has fueled a home- buying spree and a rush by homeowners to refinance high- ' rate mortgages at more favorable terms, causing FHA to hit its credit ceiling. "It's really unfortunate that it happened at this particulai time." said Richard Peach, an economist for the Realtors. "The housing market is going gangbusters and this is being thrown in to gum up the works." Sales of new homes increased 27.4 percent in March to a record annual rate. Services held here for Victor A. Gonzalez VICTOR A. GONZALEZ Services were held Wednesday morning for Victor A. Gonzalez, w e 1 1 - k n o w n B a y t o w n businessman who died Sunday in a Houston hospital. Gonzalez, 61, had been in the home-remodeling business here since 1947. The business was founded by his father, the late Victor M. Gonzalez, who was one of Baytown's first Hispanic residents. Services were held at Wooster Baptist Church, where Gonzalez had been an active member for most of his life. He was a deacon in the church and taught Sunday school. The Rev. Jimmy Hedges officiated in the funeral. A World War II veteran, Gonzalez was in the Army from 1942 to 1949. During the war years, he served in Europe. Gonzalez is survived by his wife. Angela M. Gonzalez of Baytown; daughters and sons- in-law, Eisa and Don Brent of . Highlands. Lisa and Jess Segura of Baytown; daughter. Anna Gonzalez of Baytown; and one son. Victor A. Gonzalez Jr. of Austin. He also is survived by three sisters, Elvira G. Stamper of Houston. Alicia Contreras and Rachel DeTorre. both of Baytown; and one brother, Ruben Gonzalez. Three grandchildren. Stefanie Segura of Baytown. and Steven Brent and Stacey Brent, both of Highlands, also survive. Burial was at Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were Don Brent, Jesse Segura, Victor M. DeTorre. Philip DeTorre, David DeTorre and Rick DeTorre. Services were under the direction of Earthman Funeral Home. _ -^--—-;—-I 1 . .' mrcr 13? COHHCCUOH 50% OFF MINI BLINDS 420-1717 420-ffrll SWIM LESSONS month of June certified swim teacher private pool ages 2 and older 421-1640 421-4740 rmU f*r br to* MMM, Tr««i»r«r, . T««. PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST RAPE— ROBBERY— ASSAULT 10 y»U, bvl you'll t» I.i. if y DU ri «|| tt H»«t it CWU. Trt yowMtf • lat svfcr. 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