The Ingleside Index (Ingleside, Tex.), Vol. 55, No. 48, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 22, 2005 Page: 4 of 16
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l$*Charlene L Lewis files
Justice of the ,Pet. #6
First, I would like to say “thank you” to
the voters of Precinct #6 (Aransas Pass,
Ingleside, and Ingleside on the Bay) for
giving me the opportunity and honor to
serve you the last three years as your
Justice of the Peace. On December 3rd I
filed for re-election of this elected posi-
tion. Once again, I come to you (the vot-
ers) to ask for your continued support. 1
promise I will continue to have a fair and
impartial Justice court for the citizens of
Merry Christmas £r A Happy New Year
Joe Sr Charlene Lewis
Pd. Pol. Adv. by Charlene L. Lewis. Rt. I Box 687 • Aransas Pass, TX
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said Ortiz, who spent a great deal of time, energy and
political capital to get this language in the final ver-
sion of the spending bill.
"Requiring the local taxpayers to reimburse the
government for the base property was adding insult to
injury. I began in September, right after the BRAC
decision, with legislative language that we could
incorporate in a bill passing Congress. This is an
early Christmas present for South Texas taxpayers."
Ortiz introduced legislation in September to
relieve the local community of the responsibility, laid
out in the deed between the Navy and the Port of
Corpus Christi, of paying the cost of the improve-
ments to the NSI property to the department of
defense. The passage of the language was always in
great doubt, so the ability of Ortiz, Hutchison and
Cochran who handled the matter on the Senate side,
was a rare and enormous legislative feat.
"It was a team effort by everyone from our
Senators,Congressmen, Port Commissioners, County
Commissioners Court and all of the area cities,
pulling together to make this work,” said County
Judge Terry Simpson.
"I always thought this is what would happen, but I
never thought it would be this soon."
County Commissioner Jim Price said, "This now
allows the Port to redirect their efforts from trying to
acquire the base into a mode of marketing the base
into something that will have a truly positive eco-
nomic benefit to the entire area. This now gives us
really a full three years to develop what the base will
become now that we know we are getting it free of
Mayor Gene Stewart added, "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
The Navy has up to six years to close Naval Station
Ingleside, although current speculation puts the clos-
ing at closer to three years.
At the January Port commission meeting, a Coastal
Bend Redevelopment Planning Committee will be
formed and tasked to commence work on identifying
the economic impact of the closure of Naval Station
Ingleside and realignment of Naval Air Station
Corpus Christi, conducting extensive research with
the citizens of the Coastal Bend and developing a
reuse/redevelopment plan to offset the projected eco-
nomic loss of over 7,000 area jobs.
The Department of Defense Appropriations bill
passed by the House early Monday authorized monies
for Coastal Bend area bases, and included an amend
rnent to ensure the Navy's mine warfare efforts remained
strong. This final negotiated bill must next be passed by
the Senate and be signed into law by the President.
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Lawmen out in force
DPS will have all available troopers
patrolling Texas roadways during the
Christmas holiday. Operation Holiday begins
on Friday, Dec. 23 and runs through midnight
on Monday, Dec. 26. Troopers will target drunk
drivers, speeders and people who are not wear-
ing their seatbelts.
Local law enforcement officials plan extra
visibility over the Christmas and New year
weekends as well.
“We participate in the nationwide effort to
reduce drunk and impaired driving during all hol-
idays,” said Ingleside Police Chief Stan Bynum.
“We place extra emphasis on DWI and traffic
safety during these key times, with higher officer
visibility. Most of the officers put in extra hours
over the holidays to keep the roads safe.”
During Christmas weekend last year, DPS
troopers made 340 DWI arrests and issued
10,594 speeding tickets and 1,183 tickets for
seat belt violations. In addition, troopers issued
503 tickets for child safety seat violations.
These numbers do not include citations written
by other departments.
“If you choose to drive without regard for the
safety of others, increased enforcement means
you are nearly twice as likely to get a traffic
citation or be arrested for DWI during the
Christmas weekend,” DPS Director Col.
Thomas A. Davis Jr. said.
Operation Holiday is a statewide effort by
law enforcement to reduce fatalities during hol-
iday weekends. DPS is also participating in
Operation CARE (Combined Accident
Reduction Effort)—a nationwide effort maxi-
mizing enforcement on major interstate high-
ways to reduce fatalities commonly associated
with holiday weekends.
Highway Patrol troopers ask Texans to
remember the following driving safety tips:
Slow down —speed is the number one killer
on Texas roads.
Don’t drink and drive; get a designated dri-
ver. Buckle up everyone in the vehicle.
Keep cell phone chatter to a minimum.
Drive with courtesy; it’s contagious.
Slow down m bad weather, construction
areas and heavy traffic.
If you see a suspicious vehicle, report it to
police where ever you are. If you are planning
to be away over the holidays, notify the police
department of your absence so they can pro-
vide your property with extra coverage while
you are gone.
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Horecka, Bobby. The Ingleside Index (Ingleside, Tex.), Vol. 55, No. 48, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 22, 2005, newspaper, December 22, 2005; Aransas Pass, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1007449/m1/4/: accessed July 2, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Ed & Hazel Richmond Public Library.