The Aransas Pass Progress (Aransas Pass, Tex.), Vol. 84, No. 3, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 11, 1992 Page: 1 of 22
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THE ARANSAS PASS
Wednesday, March 11,1992
Volume 84 — Number 3
USPS 028-900 Aransas Pass, Texas 78336
The annual Texas Treasury
Unclaimed Money Fund listing
is out and the names of a num-
ber of Aransas Pass/I ngleside
residents and businesses
appear on the list of persons
who have at least 050 in the
This year over 086 million
has been reported and over
100,000 names appear on the
list. Accounts in the fund in-
clude checking and savings
accounts, utility deposits, oil
royalties and stocks that have
been dormant for three years
or more. They are turned over
to the state treasury by banks
The Unclaimed Money Fund
also includes uncashed money
orders and cashier’s checks
unclaimed insurance benefits
mineral interest payments
safe deposit box contents, un
used gift certificates, un
claimed security deposits
cash dividends, and court de
On the listing from Aransas
Pass are American Sportsman,
B&C Petroleum, D.R. Barr,
Jerry Barrier, Hollis Belcher,
David Berna, Moreland Bex-
ley, Ronald Broussard, Kim
Buigess, Winston Caraker, Jr.,
Aaron J. Cavallin, C.l. Caval-
lin, James W. Coulter, Mrs.
C.J. Deavers, Cynthia L. Elli-
son, Paul Everett, Gamewell
Also, Alvin L. Gawlik, Jr.,
Gulf Radio, Jan A. Hamilton,
Ellen Happy, M.M. Elton Ivicic,
Ldroy Jones, Mary King, Mary
Konvicka, Gynthia Livasy,
Medical Pharmacy, Alex
Meerscheidt, Nasir Mehd;
Also, Lenora Oliver, Ruby
See UNCLAIMED, Back Page
Truan retains District 20 Senate seat
Ashley,Walton face runoff in constable's race
Democrats in San Patricio
County gave incumbent State
Senator Carlos Truan their en-
dorsement as he defeated Ing-
leside Mayor Mark Crawford in
the party primary yesterday.
Truan, of Corpus Christi, is a
veteran of 23 years in the legisla-
ture. Crawford gave him his first
election challenge in 12 years for
the 20th district, a district that
includes seven counties. With no
candidate in the Republican
primary, the winner of yester-
day’s Democratic primary was
assured the seat.
An early report from Aransas
Pass precinct 15 had Crawford
carrying that precinct, 180-155.
At 10:20 p.m. with 22 of 35 pre-
cincts in the county reporting,
Truan had a large lead, 3,232 to
2,169 and an hour later with all
precincts, in the vote was Truan
4,851, Crawford 3,098. At this
same hour, districtwide Truan
had garnered 69 percent of the
vote and Crawford 31 percent.
For Aransas Pass and Ingleside
voters, the only other local con-
test was the Precinct 6 const-
able’s race with five names on the
Democratic ballot to see who
would challenge Virgene “Gene”
Schwenke, the lone name on the
Republican primary ballot, in the
November general election.
The results will be a runoff be-
tween Remy Ashley and Don Wal-
ton, both of Ingleside.
At 9:15 p.m. with only two of
the seven precincts reporting, the
vote count was Ashley 21, Earl
Jones 12, Frank Lamas 13, Jim
Spencer 15, and Walton 22.
By 10:15, with four precincts
reporting, the count was Ashley
231, Jones 68, Lamas 146,
Spencer 70, and Walton 136.
At 11:15 with all precincts in,
the vote was Ashley 349, Jones
146, Lamas 263, Spencer 218,
and Walton 294.
In the Democratic presidential
preference polling, in San Patri-
cio County as across the state,
Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton
led the field of candidates with
3,996 votes to his closest oppo-
nent Massachusetts Senator Paul
Tsongas’ 1035 votes.
One Democratic election judge
expressed disappointment with
the turnout in her precinct. Mrs.
McCullough, Precinct 15, said
turnout was “terrible” and
“should have been three times”
the number who voted, 293.
Ingleside-on-the Bay Precinct
20 reported a total of 144 turned
out to vote in the Democratic
primary from a possible 442 vo-
ters. In this precinct the top vote
getters in the constables race
See ELECTION, Back Page
Crowds welcome Columbus ships, Los Barcos
PORT ARANSAS Mayor J. C. Barr was aboard the official ferry which met Los Barcos decorated with
a banner, "Welcome, Port A." This is the second cities being visited by Los Barcos, their journey will
carry them to California by year's end.
By Juliet K. Wenger
Los Baroos hung at anchor on
the bar hour after hour Monday
afternoon. Then, finally, the ves-
sels out of the past inched out of
the mist and cheers went up.
The three vessels, The Nina,
Pinta and Santa Maria, are repli-
cas of those which brought Col-
umbus to the New World in 1492,
except they have motors. Those
they were using, not sails. History
built in oak and pine, they came
rapidly across die waters, sur-
rounded by small Coast Guard
boats and far behind, a Naval ves-
sel on whose deck U. S. Navy per-
sonnel stood at parade rest.
The Spaniards who are crews of
the three caravels hung over the
sides, waving to the crowds on the
jetties and along the seawall in
Roberts Point Park, large num-
bers of them Winter Texans. Wav-
ing back to the crews was the
welcoming party from Port
The welcoming party, headed
by Port Aransas Mayor J. C. Barr
and his wife Wanda, and Port
Aransas City Manager Gordon
Beck, were aboard a ferry. They
were waving back with great en-
thusiasm. Across the top of the
ferry was hung a huge side, Wel-
come, Port A.
The wait had been worth it. Los
Barcos found safe harbor in the
warmth of the feeling of the gree-
ters. The wait had been long. The
boats had made better time than
expected crossing the Gulf from
Florida. They had been sche-
duled to arrive Tuesday or
Wednesday. Instead, here they
were on Monday.
There was a scurrying to oollect
the Coast Guard security boats.
They first planned to cross the bar
at2p.m. But the Naval vessel with
them required a ship’s pilot. The
pilot was tied up sailing two tank-
ers out of the main harbor. The
time was moved down to 4 p.m.
Crowds on the sidelines kept
asking when are they coming.
There was a new delay. The pilot
did not want to bring them in
during the time they would have
to pass the tankers in the chan-
See BARCOS, Back Page
EVELYN VILLARREAL will be
home today after nearly two
weeks, in Staten Island New York
visiting her daughter OLGA and
family. It was an eventful two
weeks during which she suffered
a sore throat and a sprained ank-
le... VFW LADIES AUXILIARY
will meet tomorrow at 6 p.m. ...
ALICE COOPER being teased ab-
out the 36 inch drum she threw
back... the Concerned Citizens
for Scouting BARBECUE will be
held Saturday at Newbury Park...
CENTURY 21 REAL ESTATE,
formerly Tradewinds Realty, will
have ribbon cutting ceremony
Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m....
ARANSAS PASS HEALTH CEN-
TER is having open house this
afternoon from 4 to 6... JUDY
LATRAN expressing her delight
at the A.C. Blunt Middle School
girls PE dssses participating in
the JUMP FOR HEART Thursday.
The girls raised over 0700 for the
Heart Association... LITTLE
LEAGUE SIGN UP will be held
Saturday at the ball park from 9
a.m. to noon...
PD seizes marijuana, suspect
A large cache of marijuana and
an eighth of an ounce of cocaine
were seized March 5 by officers of
the Aransas Pass Police Depart-
ment and Ingleside Police De-
“To my knowledge, this is the
largest drug bust of marijuana by
this department,” said Aransas
Pass Police Lt. Linda Thompson.
The drugs, with an estimated
street value of 018,000, were
Filing deadline March 18
for city, school elections
One week remains during the
filing period for candidates in the
city and school board May 2nd
Wednesday, March 18, is the
Anal day for filing for the two
places on the oity ballot and for
the three places on the school
As of Tuesday morning, candi-
dates in the city election were
incumbent Meredith Moore who
is unopposed and Pete Martinez
and Ken Noteboom candidates
for the plaoe held by Paul Hamil-
ton who is not seeking re-
These three candidates filed
during the first week of the filing
period in mid-February and so far
there has been no indication of
others filing for this election.
In the school board election,
incumbents Charlie Marshall and
Frank Hametner filed for re-
election. They are joined on the
ballot by David Rector and Glenn
Douglas who are competing for
the position vacated by MikeWel-
born when he was sworn in as San
Patrioio County’s first oounty
court at law judge.
found in the glove compartment
and trunk of a 1987 Mercury
being driven by Pedro Moreno.
Moreno, age 33 of Aransas Pass,
was arrested and charged with
two counts of possession of a con-
trolled substance and is being
held on a 020,000 bond on each
Information which led to the
See SEIZE, Back Page
BES8 BETH SANFORD, who has
been shut in for several months
because of illness, elated over the
pancake supper delivered Satur-
day by JACKIE KIENTZ from the
Aransas Lodge No. 1018 AF-AM...
RANDY ZEPEDA celebrating his
13th birthday yesterday... ANNA
HENRY getting two surprises for
her birthday Monday... REED
MARTON attending his first
meeting Monday as a member of
the Planning & Zoning Commis-
Roberson feels police
Conflict still exists between
the mother of Elisa Roberson,
who has been missing since Au-
gust 6, 1989, and the Aransas
Pass Police Department. And
while there is conflict both
want the same results: an
answer to the question, what
happened to Elisa.
Marina Roberson has defi-
nite beliefs about the case, be-
liefs not shared by the police
One belief is that a man, who
at one time shared the Rober-
son’s apartment, is the one re-
sponsible for the disappear-
ance of her daughter.
Polioe Chief Melvin Shedd
said he can not accept that as a
fact since it is known to him
that the man at the time of the
disappearance of the ohild was
inoaroerated in a penitentiary
Shedd, to verify this (hot, said
he and another law enforce-
ment officer made the trip to
Mexico and interviewed the
man in prison.
Yet, Mrs. Roberson, saying
“He promised he was going to
do something to really hurt,” is
oonvinoed the man was some-
how involved in the fate of her
Another areg of conflict lies
in the finding in late February of
a bone by oity crews across
from Faulk Elementary School.
Mrs. Roberson believes the
oity crew could have found the
remains of a human being.
“There was onlv one bone
found,” said Chief Shedd “We
have no idea where it came
from or what it is.”
The bone was sent to the
Nueces County Medical Ex-
aminer’s Offloe to be studied
but Chief Shedd said nothing
See ROBERSON, Beck Page
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