Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 18, 1973 Page: 1 of 20
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Vol. XXXI No. 37 Thursday, October 18, 1973
Rio Grande City, Texas
Court hires Garcia
for Manpower Program
All this talk at>out the Starr County Grand Jury these last
few issues have led us to an in-depth studs on hosv a grand
jury is picked.
We're looking into the grand jury book, which is open to
the public, and taking a count on how many tunes some of
our local residents have served on the Starr County Grand
1 know one thing for sure already, the Pete Diaz, Ro-
vesters, Anderson, Saldanas, Martin Garza Sr. and many
on a grand jury. But, sve have learned that many party-
til this last grand jury was picked that they did a fairly
cronies have l>een picked time after time audit wasn't un-
til this last grand jury was picked i that thes did a fairls
"decent" job of getting people from different political
backgrounds, business backgrounds and tli«• like.
I'd like to know what's wrong with .til the rest of us
people that pay our income taxe.s, stop at red lights and
carry our own garbage to the junk sard, whs can't we serve
on the grand jury, or even a petit jury
WANTED --One slightly used wagon and two mules! If
any of you fine folks have traveled any of our streets
lately you'll notice (if you try real hard) that there are
a few potholes on our streets. If any of sou have used
the streets behind the postoffice building, or any other
part of town for that matter, you'd feel like buying a pair
of mules and a svagon to use here in town.
In all fairness, we can't expect a little caliche or even
some asphalt to fix up our streets , . . we've let them ">>t
so run down it wold conservatively take some $lf>, 000.000.
00 to fix them up and much needed drainage.
If you have noticed m the court records, published in the
Herald on a weekly basis, you have noticed the increased
number of speeding voilations and un-licensed drivers
violations that have been brought before JI's tliroughout
Starr County. This is largely due to the nesv Texas De-
partment of Public Safety Patrolman I. Gal van. Gal van
has been permanently assigned to Starr County.
He will be getting a partner in the early part of Novem-
ber, svho will also be assigned to Starr Counts.
We welcome Patrolman Galvan to Starr County and ap-
preciate the work he is domino in our cmmunity.
One other man that is doing a fantastic job is Brig Mar-
malejo. Marmalejo has also been assigned toStarr Coun-
ty with the Texas Liquor Control Board.
If you have noticed some of your favorite l>eer taverns
closed for a number of days, it svas Marmalejo who or-
dered it closed for some violation.
E veryone knosvs sve have had more beer sold between the
hours of midnight and dasvn in Starr Conty, then sve have
bet sve en dusk and midnight . svell, no more, in some
cases if you're closed twice, chances are you'll stay
Local teacher dies
in their regular session the
Starr County Commissioners
Court approved the employment
of Alfredo Garcia as Director
of the Tri-County Manpower
Program. The three counties
are Starr-Jim Hogg and Z\pa-
The court opened with the
approval of the minutes a n d a
financial report from the county
auditor and the county road su-
perintendent. The court then
heard a report from the Starr
County Bridge Manager hut de-
layed a decision on free passes
for the international bridge in
Reports on the housing pro-
ject and the neighborhood cen-
ter were delayed until a meet-
ing between the court and Terrs
Smith, the contractor for the
project, can !*• held.
The court heard an extensive
report from Attorney Bill Kllis
• Jr. on the construction of a
nesv bridge between Roma and
Miguel Aleman. Kllis read off
pertinent information and asked
for authority to acquire t h e
services of a Mexican attorney
since Mexico is the one that
plans and decides much of a
The request svas approved by
The court then heard a re-
port and approved funds for a
new program designed for the
elderly in Starr County. The
program would provide a place
where they can go and watch
television, and various other
activities. The Starr County
portion of the program would
provide centers in Roma, Rio
Grande City and Grulla.
Starr County's share of the
Tri-County project would l>e
$5,730. The court approved the
funds for the project.
The opened the applications
for director of the manpower
program wiUi four applicants
making the applications for the
job. The job would have super-
visory duties over the NYC
school and summer programs
and various other manpower
programs for the three coun-
After some discussion on the
qualifications of each of the ap-
plicants Commissioner Rey-
naldo (Moreno) Alaniz moved
that Sonny Howard be given the
Ainando Pena asked that Saul
Hinojosa be given the same job
but Commissioners Hector
Lozano moved and received a
second from Commissioner
RoqueGuerra to hire Alfredo
Garcia as the new director.
Howard will tie his assistant and
Hinojosa will be county coordi-
In other action Sheriff Rey-
iimndo Alvarez svas givenauth-
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Mari Montalvo oneof state finalist
Clement Lee Shockley Jr.,
50, longtime school t. acher
with the Rio Grande City l hool
District succumbed to a heart
attack late Friday night after
being struck in the classroom.
Shockley had been teaching
with Rio Grande City Schools
for over 23 years and svas
rushed to Ramirez Memorial
Hospital late Friday afternoon
complaining of chest pains, lie
died at 11:15 at the Uoma Hos-
Burial followed ceremonies
at Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church under the dir-
ection of Ceballos Funeral Dir-
Shockley is survived In his
wife Klla, and a son Clement
III and a daughter in lasv Mrs.
Ella g. Shockley. He was a
member of the Knights of Col-
umbus and was a veteran of
SVorld SVar II. He also was a
member of the Texas State
Teachers Association and the
Texas Classroom Teachers
Mari Montalvo of Santa l-.le-
na, was one of 12 top finalists
in the 1073 State 4-11 Dress
Revue here Friday (Oct. D).
Ann Luckie of Wickett, was
overall winner. Cindy Bartlett
of Lainesa, Tex., was cotton
division winner, and Renee
Nelson of Brownfield svas svool
Meld in conjunction with the
State l air of Texas, the annual
State 4-11 Dress Revue is spon-
sored bytheTexa; Agricultural
I xtension Service, Texas A\ M
Miss Montalvo, 1 is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al-
She has been in 4-li three
years and is a student at San
Isidro High School.
For her top placing in the
revue, Miss Montalvo con-
structed a four-piece ensemble
in 100 per cent polyester knit.
The multi-colored plaid jacket
featured a contrast yoke of
beige knit, and the plaid skirt
was made with front W>\ pleats
for svearing ease. Underneath
she wears a chocolate brown
polyester bods suit, and the cos-
tume changes when the coed
wears matching beige flare-leg
cuffed pants with fitted svaist
instead of the skirt. A hand-
crocheted hat and slini-back
sandals accented the ensemble.
The finalist has served her
local 4-11 club as secretary and
treasurer and svas counts 4-11
Miss Montalvo said she sews
school clothes, sports and party
svear for herself and her sis-
She lists other interests as
outdoor sports, basketball and
SVinners and finalists in the
Dress Revue staged a fashion
shosviii" for the public with tsvo
revues Saturday in the SS'omen's
Building Auditorium on State
Fair grounds as part of Rural
Youth Da' , in which Miss Mon-
Seven other finalists in the
ov rail livision were Teresa
Looten of Panhandle, Tanya'
Greene of Marshall, Joann
Green of Cisco, and Rebecca
Watkins of Corsicana.
Also Mary Lee Graham of
Thorndale, Ivy Lynn Davis of
Victoria, and Cheryl Wolbrueck
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Trejo, Raul. Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 18, 1973, newspaper, October 18, 1973; Rio Grande City, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth194428/m1/1/: accessed February 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rio Grande City Public Library.