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                                                           THE EAGLE LAKE HEADLIGHT                                                                                                                                            Advertising and News Deadline: 5 P.M. Monday                             Single Copy Price : 50*

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                                                                       CITY OF EAGLE LAKE, TEXAS 77434-0067
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         To THE EDITOR & You 1 Reagan presidency boosted 2 Texans to White House
                                                                                                                                                                  When the news came that former                                                           tory, Reagan was no Sam Houston, but          with a lot of other Texans.
                                              State Capitol                                                                                                   President Ronald Reagan had died,                                                            his presidency helped put two Texans
           'I was disappointed'                  Highlights
                                                                                                                                                              Texas Republicans were holding their
                                                                                                                                                              annual convention in San Antonio.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           in the White House inside a decade.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               By choosing George Herbert Walk-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Gas up, auto
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         insurance may go down...
    I was disappointed yet not surprised on my throne.                                                                                                            Party veterans recalled that nearly                                                      er Bush as his vice presidential running           It's costing more to fill your vehicle
when the publisher took a defensive                 Robert F. Klekar, Central Texas                                                                           20 years earlier, President Reagan had                                  By Mike Cox          mate in 1980, Reagan paved the way            with gasoline, but it's getting a little
stance towards an anonymous critic re- Mr. Klekar,                                                                                                            been in Dallas for another Republican                             Texas Press Association    for the Bush presidency in 1989.              less expensive to drive around with the
garding the Roark resignation blurb             What I gave in the original article                                                                           event - the party's national convention.                                                         That presidency, though it only           required level of auto insurance.
printed May 27, 2004.                        was all the facts available to me at the                                                                         In Big Don Aug. 23,1984, the nation's              Clearly, there is no correlation be-      lasted one term, made it feasible for son          If the Texas Department of Insur-
    It has always been my perception time. Since it was Tuesday night, there                                                                                  Big R accepted his party's nomination           tween the number of times a politi-          George W. Bush to seek the governor-          ance OKs it. State Farm Mutual Auto-
that the Eagle Lake Headlight was a was no way to contact anyone else (be-                                                                                    for a second term as president.                 cian's name goes up on a public build-       ship. Becoming governor of the nat-           mobile Insurance Co. will decrease
vehicle of the cultural elite and protec- sides the school board member who                                                                                       Reagan carried Texas and 48 other           ing and the impact that person has on a      ion's second-most populated state, in         what it charges for collision coverage
tor of community sacred cows. This provided what information I gave.)                                                                                         states in his landslide re-election, but        particular area. If that were the case,      turn, gave the younger Bush the suc-          by an average of 2.2% in Aug.
unabashed editorial just confirmed it.          It is the policy of this paper not to                                                                         a Web site called "Things Named in              and assuming only Republicans got to         cessful shot he took at the White                 Earlier this year, US AA cut its rates
                                             run letters unless we know from where                                                                            Honor of Ronald Reagan" shows only              name buildings, every other school in        House.                                        in Texas by 4.5%. Progressive Insur-
    Quite frankly, I don't blame the and whom they came. There's a little                                                                                     one Texas high school - in San Anto-            Texas would be named for Reagan.                 Both the 41st and the 43rd presi-         ance followed suit in March, dropping
person for omitting his/her name. As a thing called liable we try to avoid.                                                                                   nio - named after the late president.              From the standpoint of Texas his-         dent will be at Reagan's funeral, along       its rates by 2%.
reader, I am interested in the facts and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Texas rate decreases buck the
could care less about how difficult it is
to run a paper (there are, after all, easier
                                                                            rrLet's Look Back..                                                                                                                                                                                                 ^        national trend. According to the Insur-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ance Information Institute, auto insur-
lines of work.)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ance rates are expected to increase
    Ms. Fearing, as a reader and con-
tinual subscriber to your paper, I ex-
pect fair and thoughtful editorials.                                        V
                                                                                                                                              24 & 48                                                     YEARS AGO                                                                             JJ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         3.5% this year. Estimated national av-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         erage cost for auto insurance is $871 a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         year.
Spare us the ad hominen attack and fo-                    May 22,1980                                                                                         tired after 20 years with the district. She         Miss Stacie Marie Mueller, four-         James Wright of Eagle Lake, was
cus on the criticism levied or the story        Eagle Lake Primary School first                                                                               has a total of 25 years of teaching...          month-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs.             among the candidates for Doctor of            Go figure...
at hand. That said, I'll now crawl back grade teacher Mrs. Sue Engstrom re-                                                                                       Donna Newson and John Chish-                Stacy Mueller of Rock Island, was            Philosophy degrees from Rice Insti-               Nervous that someone will steal
                                                                                                                                                              olm Jr. received nursing scholarships           baptized May 18 at Our Lady of Per-          tute...                                       your brand new vehicle? According to
                                                                                                                                                              at the Rice High School (RHS) awards            petual Help Catholic Church in Eagle             Harold Thomas and Hal Fentress            the Texas Department of Public Safety,
                                                                                                                                                              ceremony...                                     Lake...                                      were included in a fishing party to           a 5-year-old car or truck has a better

   Don Raul's Cafe & Grill                                                                                                                                        Members of the RHS Raider Band
                                                                                                                                                              selected Beau and Sweetheart Arnold
                                                                                                                                                              Rodriguez and Mary Young...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Funeral services were held May 17
                                                                                                                                                                                                              for George Spates Sr., a long-time
                                                                                                                                                                                                              resident of this community...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Rockport. They said, "If the water is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           right, the wind is right, the moon right,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           and the fish biting, we're going to catch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         chance of being stolen than a new set
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ofwheels fresh offthe showroom floor.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             In its annual listing of the most-sto-
            200 W. Post Office • Eagle Lake • 979-234-3960                                                                                                                                                        Michael Benedict, former Eagle           fish."...                                     len vehicles in Texas, the DPS said cars

    Now Open for Breakfast Only!                                                                                                                                   RHS senior Luann Brown, daugh-
                                                                                                                                                              ter of Mr. & Mrs. Gene Brown, rep-
                                                                                                                                                              resented the Eagle Lake community as
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lake Middle School coach, was named
                                                                                                                                                                                                              the new head basketball coach at Co-
                                                                                                                                                                                                              lumbus HS...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Rev. James Hamilton Clark, 83,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           a former minister of Colly Memorial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Methodist Church of Eagle Lake, pass-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and trucks five years and older amount
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         to roughly 70% of all vehicles stolen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         in the state (pickups claim three of the
                                                                                                                                                              a Magnolia Belle at the annual Mag-                 Darrel Appelt, talented RHS senior       ed away in Austin after a short illness...
   Serving your favorite breakfast tacos                                                                                                                      nolia Homes Tour in Columbus...                 and son of Mr. & Mrs. Bill Appelt,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         first four categories).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             In the good news category, auto
                                                                                                                                                                   Mr. & Mrs. Alan Brandt an-                 was selected for a four-year art schol-         Patrolman C.E. Morris has re-
  and plates during the following hours:                                                                                                                      nounced the birth of their second child,        arship at SWT University in San Mar-         signed; Patrolman Tom Halbert will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         theft dropped 4.6% in Texas last year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         compared with the year before. Even
    Monday-Friday, 7 to 10:30 a.m.; Saturday & Sunday: 8 a.m. to Noon                                                                                         Daniel Arthur, born April 29 in Tom-            cos...                                       take his place...                             so, nearly 100,000 vehicles were sto-
                                                                                                                                                              ball...                                             Marilyn Dannels won "Best of                Miss Eleanor Walker, bride-elect
                 All served with fresh, handmade                                                                                                                   Joe Clement Fling, local attorney,         Show" at the Columbus Live Oak Art           of Ray Brasseaux, was complimented
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         len, a loss of $782 million.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The top vehicles most preferred by
                        tortillas made daily!                                                                                                                 announced the opening of his new law
                                                                                                                                                              office in Suite 23 of the Professional
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Center art show. Darrel Appelt and
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lisa Frazar won first place at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           with a kitchen shower...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bill Hanly, son of Mr. & Mrs. Ed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         thieves include General Motors pick-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ups, Ford pickups, Honda Accords,
          Deliveries To Local Businesses Welcomed!                                                                                                            Building of Town & Country Center               event...                                     Hanly of Eagle Lake, will receive his         Dodge pickups, GM Suburbans, Honda
                                                                                                                                                              on E. Main St....                                   Miss Leanne Smith, RHS senior,           Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology
         We Accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express.                                                                                                          Jimmy Smith, formerly of Rock-             was complimented with a luncheon at          from Rice Institute on June 1.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Civics, Toyota Camry, Ford Taurus and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ford Mustang.
                                                                                                                                                              dale, was named new Eagle Lake Po-              The Farris 1912 May 3. Mrs. Tommy
                                                                                                                                                              lice Chief. Acting police chief Lupe            Smith, Mrs. Steve Smith and Mrs.
                                                                                                                                                              Villarreal was reassigned as patrol-            Sam Center, sisters-in-law and sister
                 COMING SOON!                                                                                                                                 man...
                                                                                                                                                                   Mrs. Erwin (Lottie) Knipple of
                                                                                                                                                                                                              of the honoree, hosted the social...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Views Ground the Lake,
                                                                                                                                                              Columbus, sister of Mrs. Buddy Ran-                 Miss Janice Triska, bride-elect of
                  WHARTON COUNTY                                                                                                                              dow of this city, passed away May 18
                                                                                                                                                              in Hempstead...
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kenneth Danklefs, was honored with
                                                                                                                                                                                                              a Tea Shower May 15 in the Dale Hunt
                                                                                                                                                                   Mr. & Mrs. George Morris of-
              ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC.                                                                                                                      Tyler announced the engagement and
                                                                                                                                                                                                              home in Garwood...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Yanez of Gar-

          66th ANNUAL
                                                                                                                                                              approaching marriage of their daugh-            wood announced the arrival of a son,
                                                                                                                                                              ter, Viki Diane, to Othel Wayne Pirtle          born May 4 in Wharton. His name is
                                                                                                                                                              of Eagle Lake. The wedding will take            Arthur Gerard Yanez...
      MEETING OF MEMBERS                                                                                                                                      place June 13 in Tyler...                           Mr. & Mrs. J.J. Listowski of
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Eagle Lake proudly announced the
                                                                                                                                                                                                              approaching marriage of their daugh-
    Over $1,000 in Attendance Prizes
                                                                $                                                                                                 Attention!                                  ter, Kathy Reuther, to Donald Jan-
                                                                                                                                                                                                              kowiak, son of Mrs. Helen Janko-              Libraries, books and reading
    GRAND PRIZE: 300 FREE Electricity                                                                                                                                           Customers of
                                                                                                                                                                                                              wiak of Houston. They will exchange           There's a certain card (we've been
                                                                                                                                                                                                              vows at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Ken- told repeatedly over the years) that we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             This annual main event is at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        George R. Brown Convention Center
       (Credited to your account-Must be present to win)                                                                                                                                                      neth Austin in Eagle Lake June 14... just "can't leave home without."                     and a reader's delight as you enter and


     Wednesday, June 16,2004
                                                                                                                                                                          CP&L                                                                              I carry too many cards in my bill-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mr. & Mrs. Russell Konesheck fold. Of course, too many of those are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        see tables and tables of novels, paper-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        backs, children's books, poetry - books


                                         El Campo Civic Center                                                                                                           & Entex                              announced the arrival of a son, born credit cards which are used too often.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              May 17 at Eagle Lake Community                However, there are three particular
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hospital. Michael David weighed six cards I don't want to ever "leave home
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        from art to travel to zoology - all dis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        counted and many of them well-read,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        thumbed through, pages marked or
                                            MEMBERS ONLY                                                                                                                      Bring your                      pounds, five ounces...                    without" - and, depending upon which            creased - the kind I love to think of as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  William Richard (Rich) Farris direction I'm headed, I'll need at least                an immediate friend who has already
                                Roast Beef Dinner - 6:30 PM
                              Meal Tickets $3.00 ea., in advance
                                                                                                                                                                             payments to                      was notified by Rice University that he one of the three.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              was the recipient of a tuition grant of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        touched the lives of others and is wait-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Of value to me are three library            ing to open his door to me.
                                      Meeting - 7:00 PM                                                                                                                                                       $2,900.                                   cards - Wharton County for where I                   There's something about finding
      Deadline for Tickets is 5:00 PM Monday, June 14th                                                                                                             SPEEDY                                                  May 31,1956
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        reside, Wintermann Library for where
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I work and Ft. Bend County George
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the book you want, possibly a literary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        classic or former New York Times best
        Members Only - NO tickets sold at door - NO plates to go
                                                                                                                                                                  PAY CENTER                                      H.J. Cosgrove of Eagle Lake de- Memorial Library where I am a literacy
                                                                                                                                                                                                              cided to retire from driving his bread volunteer and enjoy exploring the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        seller, in a well-preserved, but gently
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        used form.
            ELECTION OF 3 DIRECTORS                                                                                                                                Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.            route, settling down and relaxing from shelves, nooks and crannies.                            Visit a Half Price Book Store and
                                                                                                                                                                         Located inside                       now on. He started his bread route in         Yes, I know we have the internet at         get that feeling. There you know when
                         Call or write now!                                                                                                                           ELC Internet Service                     1938, traveling his 80-mile route to our fingertips, but the amazing oppor-
                                                                                                                                                                                                              bring fresh bread to this community... tunities before me as I open those li-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        it's a new book (which they also sell)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        or a well-read used one - many times
    979-543-6271                                                                       1 -800-460-6271                                                             105 N. McCarty                                 A 25-year old man was stabbed to brary doors and see the endless shelves              by seeing the previous owner's name
                                                                                                                                                                                                              death by Rufus Tillman. Dead is El- of books is a fresh promise to me ev-                 written on the inside cover.
                                         Box 31, El Campo.TX 77437                                                                                                             Eagle Lake                     bert Ray Clayton, who received a ery time I visit.                                             I once purchased an inspirational
                                                                                                                                                                                                              single stab wound in or near his heart...     My friend and I attended the Hous-          daily guide and was additionally in-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Martin Wright, son of Mrs. ton Public Library's annual book sale                      spired by the hand-written words on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the end of March. This was their "big           inside jacket: "Emma, May these
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        one," though they sometimes hold                words and pages help you at this time

                                               hf M fi h* MiJJM                                                                                                                                                       JOE                 c.            smaller sales at their library locations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        through the year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        in your life... Mary."
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             "Hmmm... mmmmm", I thought,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       FLING                                                                            Emma's been there... she knows..." It
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        was a "pre"-inspiration to me.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              "Trust in the Lord with all thine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Phone 979-234-5536                         heart, and lean not unto thine own un-          "Art is unthinkable without risk and
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