The Ingleside Index (Ingleside, Tex.), Vol. 55, No. 48, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 22, 2005 Page: 1 of 16
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Ingleside, Texas 78362
- Award-winning coverage to the communities of Ingleside. Ingleside on the Bay. and Naval Station Ingleside -
selected for 2006
The Ingleside Chamber of
Commerce Election of
Directors was a very close
race. Serving three year terms
through 2008 are: John
Brenon, representing Oxy;
Rita Guerrero, HEB; Jason
Reeves, Edward Jones
Investments; and Roger
Wright .Lakeside Boarding
Kennels and Grooming
Filling a seat on the Board
of Directors that expires at
the end of 2007 is Debra
Sanders of the Ingleside High
School Athletic Boosters.
Filling a seat on the Board
of Directors that expires at
the end of 2006 is Mitch
Wilson of Ann’s Hair
John Brenon, Rita Guerrero
and Mitch Wilson came on
board during the year to fill
vacancies and have a little
; Jason Reeve:
Debra Sanders are new to the
chamber board, they are not
new to community service.
“I feel confident that they
will all make significant con-
tributions in the coming
year,” said President Roger
Wright. “As Past President, I
will continue to be active in
chamber and city affairs.
Merry Christmas and Happy
coming via grant
John Erickson, the famous
children’s author of Hank the
Cowdog series, will perform
in Ingleside on March 10,
courtesy of a $3,000 grant
fromthe Trull Foundation of
Palacious to the Friends of
the Ingleside Public Library.
For more information, please
contact Paula Stone at 758-
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and a guest to be our guest far a
‘Dick A Jane'
at Cinema 4 in Rockport,
compliments of the
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Mary Grace Crist
Betty Joyce Guillot
BUY INGLESIDE FIRST!
Congress giving Ingleside ‘ultimate gift’
The Port of Corpus Christi Authority
Chairman Ruben Bonilla announced
Monday, Dec. 19 that the Defense
Appropriations Bill contains language that
requires the Department of Defense to
return Naval Station Ingleside and Naval
Station Pascagoula in Mississippi to their
respective communities at no cost.
The Port of Corpus Christi has revision-
ary rights to the naval base but the compen-
sation issue was not resolved.
Without that language, the Port of Corpus
Christi would have had to pay millions of
dollars for the property, possibly hundreds
The people of Ingleside can now be reassured
that business will continue with the knowledge
that the Port will be developing the site
into something beneficial for everyone.”
- Mayor Gene Stewart
of millions of dollars. An appraisal has not
yet been performed, but reports estimate the
buy-back fee for the property to range
between $219-$259 million.
Along with Bonilla were Port
Commissioner Judy Hawley, County Judge
Terry Simpson, County Commissioner Jim
Price and Ingleside Mayor Gene Stewart
along many other port commissioners and
leaders of the community.
“This is an extraordinary day for the resi-
dents of the Coastal Bend and the Port of
Corpus Christi by this legislative mandate.
Now the task of planning for the future of
Naval Station Ingleside can begin as we pre-
pare for economic development and job cre-
ation,” Bonilla said.
The effort was spearheaded by U.S. Rep.
Solomon P. Ortiz; U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey
Hutchison and U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of
Mississippi, and will save the Port of
Corpus Christi having to reimburse the mil-
itary for capitol improvements. Hutchinson
and Chochran inserted the provision into a
"This is the best news we have gotten
since the BRAC commission closed NSI,"
See NSI, Page 4A
turns collection event
The annual Bahia Marina
Christmas Party Saturday, Dec. 10
had a slight twist this year.
There was, as always, good food
and good friends and caroling.
The difference this year was in
Usually, Keith and Carol
Regniers give out some annual gift
to their guests at the party. This
year, they decided to set aside the
money they normally spend for
tenants, friends and family, and
buy Toys for Tots instead.
Caml Regnier, Fonda Yunker,
Cynthia Foster, Sherrie McMulin,
Pan Watson and Frances Stewart all
met at Wal-Mart Wednesday evening
for a shop-a-thon.
The six women managed to
spend the Regniers' allotment in
one hour, then returned to the
marina and put the toys under and
beside the tree.
About sixty people attend ed the
party, each bringing an unwrapped
new toy for Toys for Tots. The
party started at 7 p.m. with a cov-
ered dish supper and that was fol-
lowed by caroling. Justin Pfromer
played the guitar, and Carol
Regnier led the carolers, ending
with "The Twelve Days of
Christmas" which involved the
entire houseful of guests.
On Monday morning. Marines
HM1 "Doc" Lafuente and SSgt.
Joe Renteria picked up approxi-
mately $2000 worth of toys at the
marina to bring a little good cheer
to boys and girls needing some
extra help this year.
Students spread holiday cheer
to children south of the border
'Seeing’ her first Christmas
While talking to Father Christmas at RenFaire, little Amanda told him she didn't Know what he
looked like because she couldn’t see. He let her “see” him by exploring his face, long white beard
and white trimmed red robe with her sensitive hands. She told him now she knew what he
looked like, and would never forget. Amanda holds a blue ribbon for first place in the costume
contest in her beautiful burgandy gown with gold brocade trim.
By LISA COOLEY
As Christmas approaches,
teachers and children everywhere
plan class parties and gift
However, this year the students
and staff of Highland Avenue
Christian School had a better idea.
One of the high school students,
Eric Russell, has family in
In 1967, his family founded and
still runs the Christian orphanage,
Benito Juarez Children’s Home in
The director of the home, Mark
Russell, was contacted and told of
the school’s desire to bless the
children in Mexico, a list of infor-
mation on each child and a copy of
Justine Roberts gives an early
Christmas present to ‘her’ stu-
dent in a Mexican orphanage.
the weekly grocery list were sent
to the school. Each Highland fam-
ily was assigned either a child or a
See MEXICO, Page 2A
County honors retirees
for years of faithful service
Commissioners honored Mr.
Tony Kunitz of Sinton Monday
Dec. 19 at their regular meeting.
Kunitz was awarded a plaque by
the court for their gratitude for his
many years of generous service to
the community and especially the
Kunitz has kept the grass
mowed free of charge for many
years at the Sinton Airport, where
he keeps his own personal air-
Also most recently, M. Kunitz
freely furnished all of the labor
necessary to construct part of the
fencing around the airport. He has
for years been a generous support-
er of almost every youth organiza-
Judge Simpson presented the
, plaque stating, "Tony Kunitz is a
true credit to the county and one of
the truly great people that anyone
could ever have the privilege of
"Mr. Tony Kunitz is to the west
end of the county what Charlie
Marshall is to the east end - they
are probably the most generous
and truly caring individuals, as
well as both being great business
people, that I have ever had the
pleasure of knowing," said
Commissioner Jim Price.
In other business, the court
adopted new higher fees for
Health Department Food
Inspection. Restaurant owners will
now be charged $50 for the first
re-inspection after failing an initial
quarterly inspection, and will
charged $100 for each and every
subsequent inspection until all
operations are in compliance with
"The purpose on the additional
See COUNTY, Page BA
Kids were both
delighted to see
Santa at the
lighting Dec. 9.
could give or
tell him their
wish lists of
what they want
taken free of
out goodies lor
all the good lit-
tle boys and
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