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on page 5 January 4, 2006
Home of the ‘Lone Star Flag’ and Kirk Jones
Montgomery County News50 Montgomery County’s Only Locally Owned Newspaper
Weekly Willis, Texas 77318 Established 1995 Montgomery, Texas 77356 MONTG. TX
Emergency burn ban ordered
Debris burn continues a week later
Staff Reports numerous piles of debris scattered
over a 5 acres tract of land supposedly
Montgomery County Judge Alan owned by Joe Jackson of Montgom-
B. Sadler declared the emergency ery.
burn ban last week because of the Even two weeks later the Mont-
continued draught and conditions that gomery Fire Department is still
are primed for dangerous wild fires. concerned as hot spots withing the
“The use of combustible materials huge piles smolders and could re-
outside of an enclosure which serves ignite and spread into dense woods
to contain all flames and or sparks in and threaten other homes.
an outdoor environment by any Montgomery Fire Department
person is prohibited”, was stated in responded to 19 fire calls on New Year
Judge Sadler’s declaration. Eve. “The unordinary amount of calls
“Area fire department fire calls within one evening stretches
remain at high levels and are consid- resources to dangerously low levels,
ered to remain that way until serious according to Edwards. “Luckily we
wet conditions return”, according to were able to respond and contain
Montgomery’s Fire Chief, Brian without serious loss of property.”
Edwards. One dangerous fire at Forest Lane
Last Wednesday an alleged illegal and FM 1097 West had area resi-
rubbish burn got out-of-hand burned dences very nervious. Contractors
an abandoned home and nearly caught cleaning and burning property at this
several other neighboring homes on intersection left a pile of debris
fire. This fire at Sharp Road and FM burning, later that that night the sparks
149 sent smoke bellowing that could from the wind blown fire started a
be seen as far way as Willis. Several forest fire. Units from the Montgom-
ery Fire Department and the Texas Firefighter's worked late into the night trying to gain control of this five acre fire on Sharp Road. Officials
local fire departments responded and are investigating the cause and possible charges may be pending. The fire also destroyed a vacant
worked nearly a day to contain Forest Service worked late into the home and threatened several others.
Man shot and killed in Conroe
later at 12:31 am. Officers located witnesses and were able to broadcast driver had begun to drive errati- Davis, a Conroe native, was a
Staff Reports the victim, Kasey Christopher Davis, a suspect vehicle description. cally, however, Officers observed a student at Texas Christian Univer-
11-03-85, inside his vehicle with a Officers initiated a stop of a rifle in plain view in the front seat of sity and was apparently home from
On January 3, 2006, approxi- gunshot wound to the chest. The vehicle in the 1300 block of West the vehicle. Lasiter was detained the holidays visiting friends at the
mately 12:30 am, Conroe Police vehicle was parked in the parking lot Davis Street, approximately one for questioning. apartment complex.
Department patrol officers of Forest Creek Apartments located mile from the crime scene at Davis was pronounced dead at Lasiter was questioned by
responded to a reported shooting at 2200 Montgomery Park Blvd. approximately 12:34 am. Officers approximately 1:52 am. Montgom- investigators and was later trans-
victim located in the 2200 block of Davis was transported to Conroe detained the driver, Jeffrey Clay ery County Justice of the Peace, Pct. ported to the Montgomery County
Montgomery Park Blvd. Initial units Regional Medical Center for Lasiter, 01-08-65. Upon initiation 2, Trey Spikes ordered an autopsy. Jail and charged with murder. The
arrived approximately one minute treatment. Officers met with of the stop, officers reported the Initial investigation revealed investigation is still ongoing.
THE FOLLIES ARE COMING!!!
The "Too Darn Hot" Chorusline Will Heat Up the Theatre
By Doc Fennessy In Town!" Ticket Chairman Andy
Sykora tells me that the tickets
As you drive through the will go on sale in January; so
streets of Walden these days you watch this series for the informa-
hear music off in the distance, and tion and ticket application. You
the tap, tappy tap tap of chorus want glamorous chorus-girls with
girls rehearsing, singing, laughter georgous gams that will swing out
and sporadic clapping. As the in an exciting high-kicking dance
weeks go on, and the night winds routines with flashing Las Vegas
whisper the melodies, these faint costumes? You got it! Sara Soland
sounds will slowly crescendo into and the "Too Darn Hot" chorus
a thunderous sound that will girls will turn up the heat and have
explode on the Walden Yacht you leaning forward in your seats
Club's stage as the "FAMOUS to get a better "looksee" as they
WALDEN FOLLIES" opens its light up the stage! Richie Ray of
23rd season. Yes folks, The Richie's Pharmacy & Medical
Follies Are Coming!" Mark your Supply Company on Walden
social schedule for the first Road in Montgomery will be the
weekend in March for what is "Exclusive Sponsor "of the
reputably recognized as "The "Famous Walden Follies" for the
Very Best Dinner-Theatre Show fourth consecutive year.
Sara Soland and the 'Too Darn Hot" chorus girls opened
last year's Famous Walden Follies show with a big
'WOW!!!!!" and they will be back again in a typical flashy Las
Vages act.(Left to right) FRONT -Sara Soland & B.J. Ordner.
BACK ROW -Linda Wilson Maureen Sykora, Keran Zubrick,
Fran Copland, Karen Turner & Sandi McMurry
Index Wildland fires spread across
? Page 2, Travel
? Page 3, Walden
? Page 6, Devotional
? Page 7, North and Central Texas
? Page 4, Editorial ? Classified/Legal
Page 8, Carry-over COLLEGE STATION, TX -Wildland fires trous day across the north central portion of Texas
? Page 5, Cape Conroe that caused at least three fatalities and the loss of yesterday. Eight new fires for 13,310 acres
more than 100 structures, including 78 homes,
www.montgomerycountynews.net and the extreme fire behavior made for a disas- See Fires page 7
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FAISON EVERYWHERE & BABY BOOMERS WANT PAMPERING
Faison in March. Just think sail around I read an interesting article Today and tomorrow's boom economic era. As a luxury vacation isn't a big leap,
Everywhere the Islands with hula girls about "Baby Boomers" I generation of Baby Boomers result, they've grown accus- is it.Those Boomers know
By Sharon swaying to and fro, frothy rum thought you might find interest- want to be pampered. They are tomed to being spoiled and something.
Faison drinks, big beautiful moon and ing. With "Baby Boomers" seeking leisure travel experi- catered to and doing whatever DON'T GET OUT OF LINE
Travel Consultant your choice of a round of golf on turning 50 at an average rate of ences that are customized, easy, they like. IN THE AIR: Monarch
either of those islands or just one every 8.7 seconds, and exotic and exclusive and which The vast host of new and Airlines set a new standard for
pampering yourself. What an somewhere between 3.6 million provide value and choice and expanded packaged travel handling unruly passengers last
HAPPY NEW YEAR! New exciting adventure. Contact and 4.7 million of them per year that are seamless. opportunities, including the week. After a man refused to
Year's Resolutions are running Dan the Man at Walden's Golf starting in 1996 and continuing Moreover, they sure don't armada of new cruise ships, are calm down aboard a flight from
rampant in our thoughts, and and Caddy Shack or Doc right through 2014, they represent the want to be considered or called suited for those tastes and needs. Manchester (U.K.) to Tenerife
probably everyone's list losing away. biggest and wealthiest and most seniors. They are looking for Villas and luxury condos are in the Canary Islands, the
weight as number one. We are Or if Australia is you cuppa, eager to travel generation of pleasure and for luxury and for available anywhere in the world Monarch jet on which he was
no exception. South Beach is get ready to go Down Under leisure travel enthusiasts in U.S. personalized services, and they for vacation rental. Chef traveling made an unscheduled
going to be a way of life for a with us in November. Australia, history all 76 million of them. are turned on by activities which services, limos, escorts are all stop on the remote Portuguese
while, so we can shed fat for the Tasmania and New Zealand Amazing, isn't it? are healthy and which are fun, as by products that are changing island of Porto Santo in the
next great vacation! Why don't what an adventure. Or if you And, when it somes to Baby well as upscale and very special. the status quo. Atlantic Ocean and left the
restaurants have a South Beach want to kiss the Blarney Stone Boomers, forget all of that They feel they're entitled to it Luxury is in. Value is still the drunken passenger behind. The
selection for dinner? And I am and have a bit of a pub crawl, doityourself nonsense. These all. And they are right. basic denominator. Take a man was stranded on the
not talking salads only. Monte wants you to let him folks learned early that you don't In brief, Baby Boomers were pencil when comparing 10milelong island (which has
Speaking of trips. Time is know right away. He and Kim save money doing it yourself. born and raised, grew up and vacations next time. Add up about 10,000 residents) for
running out if you wish to go are trying to get together a group Any good travel agent can do developed their business careers what is offered for the vacation almost two days until he found
with Dan McIntyre and Doc for Ireland. Ireland is always the same thing and at the same and lifestyle yarnings, during you are considering. Add in the an open seat on a German
Fennessy's Hawaiin great cruise fun! rate. the affluent post World War II extras. The next step up to a charter flight.
Bobville Express Dobbin News Year weekend from Friday she was brought home from the of Bertha has a birthday, her A late Wedding Anniver- and that they attended his
afternoon until 6 am Monday hospital.I also remember the father is the late Elvis Mitch- sary Wish to Tony and Dolores funeral which was held in
These are some of my favorite morning with my mother at her day my father told us we were ell. On January 23rd our own Schultz who celebrated their Alvin.
Holiday Memories from this home in Spring Branch. I having another baby, I was so local, Sam Thomas will 36th on December 19, 2005. There is a new place of
year. Seeing family and friends enjoyed making her some happy, I had tears in my eyes, celebrate his 86th birthday, the They just had a fun visit with business in Dobbin, Texas
and receiving well wishes and Belgium waffles with berries and she was No. 13, I was No. Lord willing, as he has had so their grandkids recently. I'm called the "Wolf Den" and it is
hugs from them. Asking some and mandarin oranges and 3. She's a lovely wife and many medical problems the waiting to hear all about the located right at the crossroads
little children if they knew cool whip on top. I also mother of 5 children and also a last few years. Sam never time they had together. of Dobbin. It is a specialty
who's birthday is on Christmas enjoyed eating them with her. school teacher. We are all so gives up, he keeps bouncing A new little baby was born sporting goods store with a
Day and them telling me, There are lots of January proud of her. Happy Birthday back. Our best wishes to him in December. On December wide variety of items. The
"Jesus". Attending Mass on birthdays. January 1st is the to you, Helen, you deserve a on his birthday. January 25th 18th baby boy Tyler Floyd owner is Armando Nino II who
Christmas morning with my birthday of a pretty young very special day. Our friend, will be the birthday of our came into the world a little has been a resident of Walden
husband and visiting the Crib woman who works with us at Mr. Frank J. Mock, of Dobbin nephew, Johnny Smith, oldest early, weighing in at 7 1/2 lbs for the past 2 years. He
to tell Baby Jesus Happy Hoffart's. Adrienne Hoffart will celebrate his birthday on son of Marvin and Judy Smith. and 19 " long. He was born at attended Montgomery High
Birthday and thanking Him for celebrated her day on Sunday. January 10th. He is my "Happy Birthday", Johnny!!! the Hermann Memorial School and Sam Houston State
being born and saving us all. We had a German Chocolate husband's boss from years January 28th will be the Woodlands Hospital and is the University. The business is
Attending the Christmas Day cake for her at the store on back. We wish him a happy birthday of my boss man, Mr. son of Jason and Silvia already opened but will have
Hughes celebration at my Monday provided by her sister day. On January 10th our Frank Hoffart. Here's wishing Keasling and the grandparents the Grand Opening on January
niece, Heather's home and in law, Lynn Deaton. We sang local, Jackie Ray Washington, him a very "Happy Birthday". are Floyd and Cynthia 20th and 21st, 2006. Stop by
seeing my nephew, Ed Hughes, "Happy Birthday" to her has his birthday. If you see Hopefully someone will give Keasling, formerly of and see what all the store has to
from East Amherst, New York before letting her cut the cake, him on that day he will remind him a few more scratch off's. Dobbin and now of Rich- offer.
and talking on the phone with which was delicious. Enjoy you and be looking for a dollar He did quite well on the ones ards, Texas. Congratulations Wishing you all a happy,
my brother, Bernie, in your year ahead, Adrienne. to pin to his shirt. Watch out !! he got for Christmas. January to all on your beautiful little healthy, safe and prosperous
Milwaukee, Oregon. Seeing all On January 3rd, my baby January 12the is the birthday 28th is also the birthday of our baby boy!!!!!! New Year in 2006. See you
my children and grandchildren sister, Helen Vandergriff, turns of Quora Brooks, son of nephew, Timmy Savoy, son of Our sympathies to the here next week.
at some time during the 48 yrs old, Bobbie, grandson of Bertha Nathan and Pinkie Savoy. family of August Olbrych who
holidays. Spending the New which is very hard for me to Mae Washington and on Wishing him happy birthday lived in Alvin. Willie Olbrych
believe, remembering the day January 17th a granddaughter wishes and a good year ahead. came by to tell of his passing
Daughters Of American
The John Barker, Esquire Chapter Daughters
of the American Colonists will hold its January
ALL THINGS HISTORICAL The Boll Weevil
By Archie McDonald looking for a home." the migration had brought the Sabine River by early in the
meeting on the 28th at the Montgomery Tex Ritter sang this lament And the weevil, actually a critter as far as Corpus Christi. twentieth century, then continued
decades ago: beetle, found it, much to the The weevil begins its life cycle acrosstheSouth.Theweevil'slackof
County Library in Conroe from 2:00 PM to "Oh, the boll weevil is a little chagrin of East Texas cotton light colored but darkens as it toleration of hard freezes kept it in
4:00 PM. The program will be presented by black bug, growers. matures, and measures approxi- southern climes, but it was not
Jean Barnhill on "Language of the Fan." Final come from Mexico they say, The earliest specimens mately onefour inch in length. The susceptibletoavailablepesticides.
come all the way to Texas, appeared in the area of Vera Cruz, weevils hibernate during winter, Texas legislators offered prizes
preparations as Hostess for the State Assem- just looking for a place to stay, Mexico, about 1840 and then then emerge when cotton plants for a solution to the weevil problem,
bly from the 17th to the 19th of February in just looking for a home, just moved northward. By the 1890s are blooming and developing unsuccessfully. Some suggested that
bolls. They burrow into the boll, farmers cease planting cotton for
North Houston will be made. for more infor- consume some of it for sustenance, several years to interrupt the weevil's
mation contact Lady Dalton at 936-588-
Happy New Year and then lay eggs inside the boll,
which soon drops off the plant.
cycle, hardly a suitable solution for
the farmers who lacked alternative
The larvae hatch to continue the ways to make a living. Eventually
cycle; meanwhile the cotton calcium arsenate and fluorides
farmer is minus one boll of cotton offered some relief from the pest's
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HOLDER'S GRUB weevil infestation cut yields by
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The consequence was explained in
another verse of Tex Ritter's Song:
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the boll weevil got the rest, This column is provided as a
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Happy New Year
Didn't leave the farmer's wife, public service by the East Texas
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And it's full of holes, its full of McDonald is director of the
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This Is The Time of The Year
That We Start Looking Back yesteryear, and the things that Store-bought snacks were rare all the friends you know, have bottles with the cream at the line and then the records
Walden our youthful citizens cannot because my mother liked to real action playing ball - and top. There was a time when would drop down and play one
Happenings believe actually happened! cook, and nothing can no game video back then. mailed letters came right to at a time.
How could that have been compare to snacks in Betty Remember when the doctor your door, without a lot of Oh sure, we had our
By Doc Fennessy when we have so much Crocker's book. used to be the family friend, junk mail ads sent out by problems then, just like we do
technology now? Weekends were for family and we didn't need insurance every store. The mailman today, and always we were
Think back, way back into trips or staying home to play, or a lawyer to defend him? knew each house by name and striving, trying for a better
It seems that this is the time the shadows of your heart and we all did things together - The doctor came to your knew where it was sent to, and way. Oh, the simple life we
of the year that we all start to remember for most of us with even go to church to pray. house, and the way that he there were not loads of mail lived still seems like so much
become sentimental about the humble beginnings; a little When we did our weekend took care of you or what he addressed to "present occu- fun. How can you explain a
past. For some it just means house with three bedrooms trips depending on the had to do, and he did so pant." And remember when game where you just kick the
reviewing the activities of the and one car on the street, and a weather, by all of us packing because he took an oath and the high school football can and run? And why would
past year either personally or mower that you had to push to ourselves in the family car and strived to do the best for you. players had Christmas jobs boys put baseball cards
more global. For many it is the make the grass look neat. In going for a drive to see what Remember going to the store delivering the mail and would between bicycle spokes, and
time of the year that memories the kitchen on the wall we was in town and special places and shopping casually, and stay for a time as you gave for a nickel there were little
become more vivid when we only had one phone, and no outside of our town. No one when you went to pay for it them cocoa to warm them up red machines that had had
lovingly send "Merry Christ- need for recording things, stayed at home because we you used your own money, on a cold day? little shaped bottles of Coca
mas and Happy New Year" someone was always home. liked to be together. Some- there was no such thing s as a There was a time when just Cola? This life seemed so
cards which make us look We only had a living room times we would separate to do credit card then? Pay-as- one glance was all that it much easier and slower in
back on where all our friends where we would congregate, things on our own, but we you-go, or you just went with would take, and you would some ways. I love the new
are today and the fun times we unless it was at mealtime in knew where the others were out until you saved enough to know the kind of car, the technology but I sure miss
had with them. Ah yes! "When the kitchen where we ate. We without our own cell phone. obtain something. There was model and the make. Those those days. So time moves on
youth the dream departs, it had no need for family rooms Then there were the movies nothing that you had to swipe cars didn't look like turtles and so do we, and nothing
takes something from our or extra rooms to dine, when with your favorite movie star. or punch in some amount then. trying to squeeze out every stays the same, so you all can
hearts and never returns meeting as a family those two And nothing can compare to Remember when the cashier mile; they were streamlined, reminisce and walk down
again. Yes something beauti- rooms would work out fine. watching movies in your car at person had to really be able to white walls, fins, wheel skirts memory lane. And much
ful has vanished, and we cry We only had one TV set, and the drive-in movie when you count? Unfortunately, too and they all really had some credit to the person who put
for it in vein. We behold it channels maybe two, but grew old enough to discover many of them nowadays individual style. One time the this together, whoever it was,
everywhere, on the earth and always there was one of them girls. Then there were the cannot. music that you played when- for a time that we can stop and
in the air, but it never returns with something worth the picnics at the peak of summer Remember when the ever you would jive dance and think back to the "Good 'ole
again." But we have our view. For snacks we had season, and we packed a lunch milkman used to go from door sing along with, was from a days" and memories that will
memories of those days of old. potato chips that tasted like a and find some trees and never to door, and it was just a few vinyl, big-holed record called never be lost, especially at
Some of you "Seasoned chip, and if you wanted flavor need a reason. We would get a cents more than going to the a forty-five. The record player Christmas card time.
Citizens" can look back to there was Lipton's onion dip. baseball game together with store. Milk came in glass had a post to keep them all in
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will include the Center Entrance
Good Citizens WHEN: Monday, January 9, 2006 at 7:00 PM
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Chairman (936) 271-7776
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! Exploration, Discovery and America's Future
HAPPY JANUARY BIRTHDAY! Capitol crew exploration vehicles. In of Medicine, have created the strategic and economic secu-
Capricorn: December 22 - January 19 & Aquarius: January Comment addition, NASA now has "Committee on Prospering in the rity."
20 - February 18 Congressional guidance on its Global Economy of the 21st My colleagues and I are ready
January Birthstone: Garnet;The Garnet is the symbol of Sen. Kay Bailey activities related to research, Century." The committee is to act on a number of the
constancy and fidelity Hutchison science, education and aeronau- expected to soon release the final recommendations made by the
January Flower: Carnation and Snowdrop :January 29th is tics. version of its study "Rising committee. This issue is not
Carnation Day But perhaps most important, Above the Gathering Storm." political; it is not partisan. There
Among the bills that received passage of the legislation and the The committee cites a number is already emerging in Congress
JANUARY BIRTHDAYS final approval from Congress in implicit support for the science of what it terms "worrisome a willingness to embark on a
1ST. KATHERINE COVELLONE, KAM HENSON & the hours before it adjourned for and engineering expertise indicators" that point to the serious effort to ensure that
JENNY JEELING the year was legislation to contained within it may be seen decline in educational emphasis America maintains creative
4TH. TINA & BARBARA HYDE authorize continued funding for as evidence of Congress' on science and mathematics. leadership in the world.
NASA. It was the first time in determination to address one of For example, in 2004, China We will make an effort to
5TH. OLIVIA KELLER
five years Congress has spoken the most important challenges graduated about 500,000 recruit annually 10,000 science
6TH. DOUGLAS MEELER & WILLIAM BERGER
so emphatically in support of the looming in front of our nation. engineers and India 200,000. and math teachers in middle and
7TH. REBECCA SIMONTON vision for the next generation of America's preeminence since Here at home, we had only high school, offering four year
10TH. JACKIE RAY WASHINGTON, BRANDON space exploration and research, World War II has rested upon the 70,000 such graduates. college scholarships as an
VOELKER, THERON BAILEY & GARY DUCHARME including affirmation of the goal bedrock of its economic U.S. 12th graders have incentive. New training and
11TH. DERRICK BAILEY, CRAIG DOTY & JUSTIN to put a permanent base on the dominance. Our economy, in performed below the interna- education programs will be
LANGLEY moon. turn, has depended upon a tional average of 21 countries on developed to strengthen the
13TH. LACY WEST & LORRAINE ALLPHIN The authorization bill continued flow of technological a test designed to measure skills of current teachers and
14TH. ERIN DUCHARME #3!, & KRISTI SORNSON provides a policy blueprint for and scientific advances for its general knowledge in mathemat- additional federal resources will
15TH. NAOMI HARWICK NASA. I believe it is significant strength. Increasingly, the edge ics and science. In 2007, for the be allocated for research
16TH. JACE LANGLEY & SUZI WEST that an overwhelming number of that we have enjoyed in such a first time, the most advanced activities in the hard sciences.
17TH. MONTE WEST & DOUGLAS HAMMACK my colleagues in the House of crucial area is being challenged highenergy particle accelerator I will continue to write about
18TH. ROBERT MILLS, JAMES LANGLEY & JAY Representatives and the Senate by other nations. If we do not will not be in the United States. this important initiative as the
BURZYNSKI recognized that the pathways of meet this challenge, not only will In a prepublication summary, the year progresses. Few policy
19TH. DAVID DUCHARME & JAMES I. SMITH exploration and discovery NASA's leadership be at risk, but committee notes that it is debates will be more important
20TH. WILLIE MILLS, HOLLIEN BUTLER & MARVIN outlined in the legislation so will America's. "...deep(ly) concerned that the to our country's security and our
EVANS merited their endorsement. Thankfully, leaders from our scientific and technical building children's future. As Chairman
24TH. JIMMY PRICE & WYATT SMITH By supporting the bill, political, business, scientific and blocks of our economic leader- of the Space and Science
26TH. TOBY BAUER #2!, CODY BOWEN, REESE Congress has placed a stamp of academic communities are ship are eroding at a time when Subcommittee in the Senate, I
ALLPHIN, MARY CASHBURN DARDEN & CHELSEA approval on completion of the beginning to tackle this problem. many other nations are gathering intend to push for America's
WOODLEY International Space Station and The National Academy of strength." The committee urges leadership and superiority to
on moving forward with the Sciences, the National Academy our nation to "... prepare with continue through this century.
27TH. FOSTER TYLER & CODY HANNA
transition to a new generation of of Engineering, and the Institute great urgency to preserve its
28TH. DANNY DUCHARME & LODONNA MEELER
Commentary Had Enough of President Fox's Ingratitude and Arrogance!
29TH. JAMIE BOZARTH & THERESA WASHINGTON
30TH. PAM DUCHARME
31ST. SANDRA CAHOON, LAURIN BABIR & KELLEY
SMITH Who the hell does President nor Perry's "Good personal Brigade of the First Armored To solve the illegal immigra-
We have many others this month that we know of but still Fox think he is? An American fishing and hunting buddies" Division now in Kuwait could be tion problem today is to deploy
don't know their birthday dates, they are: SHERRY GURKA, citizen? Was he elected by any Government are the only halted to reduce the numbers of troops and start building the
DEBBIE MUELLER, REUBEN SIMONTON, DUANE American citizen? NO! He lives Mexicans to have profited from troops (7000 to 8000) in the Iraq fence is the only way to stop the
CORLEY, JOHN PRICE, JAMES PRICE, TRACEY PRICE, and breathes due to America's the now defunked "I 69 Corri- conflict. Why not either deploy tide of illegal immigration. Then
GIFTON UNDERWOOD, VIRGINIA HATTON, MARL generosity. dor" and N.A.F.T.A. Treaty them now to protect our Mexico start working on proposals to
SANDERS, FRANK HOFFART, GEN SOLLACE, DOLORES He is afraid if a border fence which has been of no benefit to Border or even better rotate them adjust immigration. Quoters,
MATHIS, WALTER DENNIS AND JOHN KLEINMANN. goes up that the "Relief Valve" America but has increased to Iraq and relieve the most work on an effective workers
ISHING EACH OF YOU A HAPPY DAY. (Broken Borders) will shut and America's job loss to "Battle Worn" and after some program (with no return after 3
the 45% of Mexicans who live "outsourcing" to South of the much needed R&R station those years since no one whose tasted
below and in poverty would Border. seasoned returning troops to aid American life would return to
finally raise up and take over I have 3 solutions today for the Border Patrol to halt illegal "Why they fled in the first place)
Jim’s Picks their country from the 1% to 2%
very rich that receive the buck of
the "Broken Border" problem.
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Comments on New Concealed Handgun Traveling Law
top divorce mediators and Cole Hausor, Eddie Cibrian, I would like to take this In other words, a law abiding person is traveling applies unless of Public Safety. Also, travelers
lifelong best friends who have Piper Perabo, Morris Chestnut opportunity to clarify some citizen should be able to the prosecution proves beyond a should make every attempt to
never met a wedding they and Daniel Dae Kim. (PG-13) misunderstandings about a new transport a concealed firearm in reasonable doubt that the facts know and understand each
couldn't charm their way into. law regarding a person's ability a motor vehicle. HB 823 ensures giving rise to the presumption of county's policy towards travelers
Guided by a sacred set of to travel in an automobile with a that there is no longer the need traveling does not exist. with handguns before they travel
concealed firearm. For many for a law enforcement officer to The presumption of traveling through a particular county.
Jim’s pick is furnished by Jim at the Montgomery years now it has been well apply a subjective definition of is a defense that may be used in In conclusion, this new law is
Video, he compiles the information each week for the established that a person who is what constitutes "traveling". If a court, but it is not an immunity intended to assist law enforce-
readers, it is his hope that this will make your video traveling has a right to possess a person is traveling under the from arrest. Often times, you ment officers in doing their job
selection easier. You can contact Jim. handgun for personal protection. particular circumstance previ- may find that law enforcement while at the same time protecting
However, Texas courts have ously described, the driver agencies interpret the same law the right of law abiding citizens
historically disagreed on the should be allowed to proceed on differently. Some agencies may to travel with a concealed
Montgomery County News definition of "traveling". their way. allow their officers to make firearm. While this new law and
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A new Texas law, which went It is important to inform you arrests and some agencies may its implication may seem
web; http://www.montgomerycountynews.net into effect September 1st (House that some law enforcement discourage it. confusing, I would advise all
Publisher: Monte D. West Bill 823), reinforces the right of agencies are of the opinion that a My best advise to anyone persons who desire to travel with
Co Publisher: Kim S. West citizens to carry a concealed police officer may still arrest a traveling with a handgun is to a firearm to be aware of the law
Editor: Megan P. West, Assistant Editor: Crystal Ahrens
Composition/Reporter: Regina Ducharme
firearm while traveling if the person who is carrying a firearm exercise extreme caution. The and to exercise their very best
MCN Reporter:Brett Bowen, Melanie Hall and Linda Burnitt person can prove he is traveling even if they meet the presump- only sure way to avoid arrest is to judgment.
Account Executive: Linda Burnitt under a number of particular tion of traveling. In reality the obtain a concealed handgun
Distribution: Ryan K. West factual circumstances. The new presumption of traveling is license through the Department
Photography: Melanie Hall
Contributing Writers: Doc Fennessey, Marty Sanford, Narcissa Martin
law states that a citizen is subjective by nature. Law
Montgomery County News
Boulware, Gary Curran, Brett Bowen, Sharon Faison, Mary Langley, presumed to be traveling if: enforcement officers always
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By Marty Sanford
Holiday Vacations & Birthdays
visiting Disney World was Wednesday, January 11th is invited to attend the meetings.
seeing it through their grandchil- the monthly meeting of the POA Until next week take care, be
dren's eyes. Board of directors at 7:00 p.m. at safe, and give someone a hug!
Happy 16th Birthday wishes to the clubhouse. All residents are Have a great week!
Ben and Carol Clary spent Johnathon and James Radcliffe.
their Christmas holiday with Johnathon and James celebrated
their daughter and soninlaw, their birthday with a family
Michelle and Eric Imhoff and dinner. The highlight of their
grandsons, Benton and Daniel at birthday was when they received
Disney World in Orlando, their driver's licenses. Congratu-
Florida. They rode on the ride lations to both of you.
called "Soarin'" which is the Keith, Jodi, Johnathon, James
newest ride at the Magic King- and Robert Radcliffe spent part of
dom. The thrilling ride felt like their Christmas holiday in
you were on a hang glider. Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
Despite the long lines and Keith and the boys enjoyed skiing
tight security the families had a and snowboarding. Jodi loved her
great time seeing the characters, quiet time to read shop and relax.
touring the Magic Kingdom and A record snowfall of 48" pro-
Epcot and eating at all the vided excellent skiing every day.
different establishments. Pictured are Ben and Carol Clary, Mickey Mouse, Michelle
and Eric Imhoff and Daniel and Benton Imhoff at Disney World The family celebrated Keith's
Bill and Dollie Renard also birthday with dinner out in
enjoyed their Christmas holiday dom and Epcot. The girls loved Bill, Dollie and their family Steamboat Springs.
in Disney World. Their son and having breakfast with the were saddened as they drove Fifteen members of the
daughterinlaw, Billy and characters at Animal Kingdom. home along Interstate 10 through Ladies Society attended the
Christina Renard, and grand- MaKenzie, 9, and MaKaila, 6, Gulf Port and Biloxi and Birthday Lunch at Hyden's last
daughters MaKenzie and favorite parts were the Safari Ride observed the devastation that week. Birthday honorees
MaKaila accompanied them. where they could see the animals remains from Hurricane Katrina. attending were Esther Fifield,
73,000 tourists visited the Magic in their natural habitat and the They were surprised to see the Faye Montgomery and Marty
Kingdom on Christmas Day Lion King Show at Epcot. large casinos sitting blocks away Sanford. Special guests attend-
along with the Renard families! Everyone was thrilled to see the from the gulf. ing were Jane Laake's grand-
The Renards also toured live Tinkerbelle flying above the Both sets of grandparents daughters, Samantha and Amber
MGM Studios, Animal King- Pictured are Dollie, Makaila, MaKenzie and Christina Renard
castle during the fireworks show. agreed that the wonderful part of Neels.
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Nebuchadnezzar: From Empire Builder
To Humiliation & Salvation
Lew McCreary revolts and resistance persuaded surrender. Jeremiah, now nearly breakwaters in the Persian proceeded to reign a total of miah that Nebuchadnezzar's
Nebuchadnezzar to subdue and sixty years old, was advised by a Gulf. But Nebuchadnezzar's 43 years and later died after a first world empire would end at
Nebuchadnezzar was a true destroy the entire territory. Babylonian official he could penchant for greatness ulti- brief illness in the year 562 the hands of the Medo-Persians
genius and the main architect of Among those taken prisoner to become a captive in Babylonia mately defined his ruin. He B.C.E. (Jeremiah 50:41-42) who
the first world empire. The son Babylon during the twenty-five or remain in what was left of developed a form of madness Meanwhile, down in Egypt would be the rulers of the next
of King Nabopolassar, he years of assaults were the his country. Jeremiah chose to when self-pride overcame his the God of creation had given world empire.
became sole ruler of what prophets Daniel, Ezekiel and remain in his homeland, only reason. Please read about it words of prophecy to Jere-
quickly became the mighty Jeremiah. Daniel and Ezekiel later to be forced by Judean starting in Daniel 4:28. He
Babylonian Empire, the first of
only four world empires in the
spent many years as captives
in Babylon, however Jere-
rebels fleeing into Egypt to
come with them. Jeremiah
suffered an acute attack of
lycanthropy, and thus fancied "Pray Often"
history of man. God used his
empire to play a key role in the
miah was given an option. In
August of 587 B.C.E.
never saw his beloved land
again. He labored to keep the
himself a grazing ox on all
fours and no longer a human
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CHARLES "CHARLEY" greatly missed. Charley is WILLIE MAE JORDAN survived by several nieces,
PAYNE preceded by his father Roy Willie Mae Jordan was born in nephews and friends. Mrs.
Charles "Charley" Payne, 53, Payne and his mother Opal Hemphill, Texas on May 28, Jordan will lie in state, Tuesday,
passed away December 23 at his Payne. He is survived by his wife 1914 and died in Conroe, Texas January 3, 2006 from 8:00AM
home in Montgomery after a Linda Payne. His four children on December 30, 2005. She is until 8:00PM, with family
courageous battle with cancer. Michael Payne, Jamie Ansley preceded in death by her receiving friends from 6:00PM-
Charley lived an extraordinary and her husband Sean Ansley, husband Tom Jordan; son Jack 8:00PM at the Sam Houston
life with a kind and generous Leah Vidler, James Payne and Harville; son-in-laws John G. Memorial Funeral Home,
heart. He was born in Okinawa his wife Malia Payne. Sisters Alvey and James Ernst. She is Montgomery, Texas. Funeral
on July 28, 1952 and moved to Judy Kelly and her husband Tim survived by daughters; Joann services will be held on
the states at 14. He was in the Kelly, Susan Payne. Along with Alvey of Humble, and Wanda J. Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at
Navy for four years and served his pride and joy his grandchil- Ernst Griffith of Conroe, sons; 1:00PM in the Chapel of the
his country proudly. His heart dren, Sean, Emily, Johni, Jadie, James Jordan and wife Theresa, Sam Houston Memorial
will always be filled with music Jasmine. We will all miss his Highlands, Texas; Marlin Funeral Home, officiated by
as he has been a musician his wonderful spirit and beautiful Jordan and wife Shirley, Pastor Tim D. Byrd. Interment
whole life and it has been such a smile and know that he is where Montgomery, Texas; Harold will follow at Conroe Memorial
big part of him until the end. The he is happiest, playing his music Jordan and wife Lori, Cemetery, Conroe, Texas under
best way to describe him is as in our dreams. A celebration of Scottsdale, Arizona; Jim Bob the direction of Sam Houston
one of his acquaintances put it Charley's life will be held in Jordan, Conroe, Texas; Tommy Memorial Funeral Home.
"Charley is the kind of man that Galveston. The family respect- Jordan and wife Wanda, Memorials made be sent to your
restores your faith in humanity." fully requests in lieu of flowers Conroe, Texas; Johnny Jordan favorite charity. You may leave
He was never without a smile or donations be made to Odyssey and wife Linda, Conroe, Texas. a written tribute on our website
a story to tell and always made Health Care, Conroe Chapter She was Grandma Pete to 34 at www.shmfh.com.
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Montgomery County, Texas, to: RAYMOND B. COX.
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Fire from page 1 Area happenings
started in the area, with an additional 15 placement of resources was concentrated on Woodlands Ladies Club Jan. 11 presented by Carolyn Walker, Longmire Rd. at 10 AM. The
fires for 493 acres in East Texas. structure protection. , 2005 Chairman, to a local college junior. program will be presented by Dawn
In Cooke County, the Walnut Bend Fire The loss of 20 homes occurred on a 30- The Woodlands Ladies Club meets For more information and place of Fendley on the Star-Spangled Banner
caused one fatality when a homeowner was acre fire in Hood County. Propane tank the second Wednesday of each month meeting, please contact Lady Dalton Flag House.
overrun by the fire while trying to wet down explosions, thick vegetation and poor road at the at 936-588-1854.
her yard. Twenty four homes were evacu- access added to containment problems. In Augusta Pines Golf Club , 18 The John Barker, Esquire
ated, and 8 homes were lost. In Callahan addition, fires on the Somerville/Bosque Augusta Pines Drive . Registration at The Piney Pointer Chapter of Chapter Daughters of the Ameri-
County, the entire town of Cross Plains was counties line, as well as in Llano, Gillespie, 10:30 am,luncheon at 11 am. All area American Needlepoint Guild will can Colonists will hold its January
under evacuation order yesterday. Two Tarrant, Tyler and Wise counties were ladies are welcome , call 281-298- have its monthly meeting on January meeting on the 28th at the Montgom-
fatalities were reported, and as many as 50 responded to by Texas Forest Service. 9812 for reservations. 9, 2006 at 9:30 AM at the Montgom- ery County Library in Conroe from
homes were destroyed as well as numerous In North Texas, above normal tempera- ery County Library, 104 I ~ 45, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The program
businesses and at least one church. Very tures and dry weather is expected to continue The Margaret Montgomery Conroe, Texas. For further informa- will be presented by Jean Barnhill on
dense smoke, extreme fire behavior and for the next seven days. There is potential Chapter Daughters of the Ameri- tion call (936) 441.8404 or "Language of the Fan." Final prepara-
shortage of resources cased difficulties, and for additional red flag events Friday over the can Revolution will hold its January 936.321.1054. hazel Van Derbur, tions as Hostess for the State Assem-
it was impossible to take action on the head Southwest quarter of the area, then again on meeting on Saturday the 7th at 2:00 Publicity Chairman 936.321.1054. bly from the 17th to the 19th of
PM. The program will include the February in North Houston will be
of the fire for some time yesterday. The Sunday over the far western counties.
Good Citizens Award presented to The Thomas Bay Chapter made. for more information contact
seniors from several local high United States Daughters of 1812 Lady Dalton at 936-588-1854.
schools by Phyllis Stehm, Chairman will hold its January 18th meeting at
Contact Montgomery County News for all your advertising needs. and the DAR Scholarship Award the Carriage Inn in Conroe at 750
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The Harlem Ambassadors are coming!!!
The Lake Conroe Lions Club is sponsoring a hilarious
family fun basketball game on Monday, January 16, 2006.
The Harlem Ambassadors are being challenged by a
Faith Baptist Church
host of local celebritiesCoaches, Teachers, and prominent
The game will be held at 7:00 pm on Monday, January
Holding Dedication Service for First Building
16, 2006 in the Montgomery High School Gym.
The Harlem Ambassadors is a group of professional
men and women who like to have fun while promoting
"staying in school and staying off drugs."
The "Lions Hoopsters" has a dazzling array of High
School, Junior High and Intermediate School coaches, as
well as a women's "Hall of Famer." We also have outstand-
ing teachers and other community celebrities.
Tickets are $5.00 in advance or $6.00 at the door.
Children under 4 years old get in free.
Come join us in a night of hilarious fun!
The Thomas Bay Chapter United States Daughters of
1812 will hold its January 18th meeting at the Carriage Inn in
Conroe at 750 Longmire Rd. at 10 AM. The program will be
presented by Dawn Fendley on the StarSpangled Banner Flag
House. News Source-Faith Baptist Church, Mont- ship; Stronger though Worship; Broader through
gomery, Texas will hold a "Dedication Service" in Ministry; and Larger through Evangelism. We
celebration of their first building at 10:45 AM on extend an invitation for you to join s for this
Sunday, Jan 15, 2006 at 464 McCaleb Road, special occasion and to meet our pastor, church
MISD LUNCH MENU
JANUARY 9TH -JANUARY To have a spotlight about your Montgomery, TX 77316 family, and friends.
Faith Baptist Church seeks to worship with a For directions or more information, please call
13TH, 2006 business call Monte at touch of old fashioned flare. We sing the old or email the church office at 936-588-6800 or
MONDAY, JANUARY 9TH.
936-449-NEWS (6397) hymns of faith and preach the full counsel of the Faith.Montgomery@cebridge.net.
Word of God. Our desire is to grow Warmer C. Dwayne Baird, Pastor
Choice of one; Chicken Fried This is a very effective way to through Fellowship: Deeper through Disciple-
Steak or Chicken Ring Things.
Sides; Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy
introduce yourself or business to
optional, Peas, Peaches, Home- the community!
made Bread. Prices are very reasonable!
TUESDAY, JANAURY 10TH.
Choice of one; Chicken Strips or
Homemade Chicken & Dump-
Kristy Carroll RN, MSN, FNP
lings. Sides; Mixed Vegetables,
Green Beans, Variety of Fruit,
Cookie Bar, Bread Sticks. Making a Splash in Family Nurse Practitioner
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C h o i c e o f o n e ; To n y ' s
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Choice of one; Frito Pie or Rosie Thomas
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 13TH.
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Patty Sandwich. Sides; Let- For a complete list of our
tuce/Tomato/Pickle, Oven fries,
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master's prepared Family Nurse Practitioner.
Practice includes adult and pediatric primary care
Happy New Year with emphasis on women's health, wellness and
Call for appointment. Walk-ins welcome.
Montgomery Medical Center
873 Suite B Highway 105
(Brookshire Brother's shopping center
corner of Hwy 105 and 149)