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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
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-
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
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
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-
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
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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