Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 5, 1982 Page: 2 of 8
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Olivarez Named To State Office
THE RIO GRANDE HERALD THURSDAY, AUGUST 5,1982 PAGE t
Jose Leo Olivares, of the Father Gustave
Goldback Circle number 1481 was elected
Texas State Notary of the Circle of
Columbian Squires, during their recent
state convention in Arlington.
Olivares' duties as state notary include
the publication of a state-wide newsletter
called the Texas Squire, supervision of
Circle 0 contest, and communication with
over 90 local circles, as well as the national
Olivares has served as notary, auditor,
and chief squire for the local circle. He
recently received the $7500 Texas
Achievement Award Scholarship and will be
attending the Honors Colloquim at Austin
later this month.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jose Pedro
The purpose of the State Circle is to
promote the Squires program, to encourage
cooperation and fellowship, and to unite all
members for the mutual welfare and ad-
vancement of youth.
The local Circle, recently received a first
place award for the highest member gain
which was accepted by Chief Squire Lee
Pena said that future plans for this year
include a beautification project for the
Letter To The Editor
Single Cooking Easy With Planning
CIRCLE GAINS MEMBERS-The Father Gustave Goldback Circle Number 1481,
sponsored by the Rio Grande City Knights of Columbus received a first place award
for the highest percentage member gain. Shown are Jose Leo Olivares, state notary;
Lee Roy Pena, chief squire, and Father Velasco, DMI, of the Immaculate Conception
Cooking for one and finding it rather
difficult? Then plan, your menus, says Dr.
Cass Ryan-Crowe, a food and nutrition
Ryan-Crowe, on the home economics staff
of the Texas Agricultural Extension Ser-
vice, The Texas A&M University System,
says that menu planning is essential for the
"single" to survive in the kitchen.
"At first you may think that planning your
meals is a waste of time, but in the long run,
you'll actually save time and you will
definitely save money," she promises.
Meal or menu planning is not hard, either,
especially when you have only yours if to
please! the specialist notes.
"If you like to eat a big breakfast, plan for
it. If you're on a diet, plan low-calorie
"And don't forget to plan for nutritious
snacks if you're a between-meal snacker.
Even though she admits it is> difficult to
cook for just one, Ryan-Crowe says with a
plan - and practice and patience, it pays off.
Certainly meals will be more satisfying
than warming and eating the same thing
day after day, not to mention the higher
nutritional value of fresh-food menus each
day, she adds.
Those who receive
checks should report a
• change of address as soon as
it is known.
payments are issued on the
; first of each month, so
changes should be reported
by the middle of the
preceding month to insure
timely delivery, advised Ted
W. Myatt, Director, Houston
VA Regional Office.
The VA accepts change of
address over the telephone if
the caller is the person
named in the payment.
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Rio Grande City, TX 78582
He was mad...and
He'd been ripped off and
there was not a thing in the
world he could do about it.
The District Attorney told
him it wasn't a criminal
matter they could handle
anytime soon. All the at-
torneys he talked to told him
it would cost more and take
longer than he could afford.
The legal system just
couldn't help him. He'd
simply have to swallow his
Naturally, this made him
madder. Added to his anger
about being ripped off, now
he's mad at the District
Attorney, the courts and the
attorneys who won't help,
and all his friends who tell
him he's just overreacting.
That's alot of anger and
frustration to ignore. So,
what started out as a minor
problem now has made him
pretty hot and bothered-
with no place to turn.
That scenario could be
touched off by hundreds of
situations many of us have
. the car wash broke your
antenna and won't pay to
have it fixed;
. the neighbors' kids keep
raiding your garden;
. your old roommate won't
give your stereo back to you.
The legal system is too
expensive and time con-
suming to handle these
"minor" problems. But
we'd all agree, to the people
A lifetime of love
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Wedding Date: Sept. llr 1982
The bride - elect has a Miscellaneous
403 E. 2nd. St. 487-2547
San Juan residents pleased
they're saving money—
and energy—with EEA home
Mr. and Mrs. Clark Triplet!, who
live at 1224 Coil Drive in San Juan,
were checking on methods of attic ven-
tilation when they learned abom the
Energy Efficiency Award EEA pro-
gram sponsored by Central Power and
Designed to guide homeowners in
the use of energy-saving features that
help keep utility bills lower, the
EEA plan proved to be exactly what
the couple was looking for.
They wanted "to save on electrical
energy costs and also to help save our
nation's energy," Mrs. Triplet!
And not only have they
achieved a savings in operating
expenses,* Mr. Triplet! adds, but
"the cost of making our home
[energy) efficient was less than 2%
of the total cost "
A high-efficiency heating cooling
system enables them to leave the
thermostat set at 80c in the hot
months, and at a constant 70° during
the winter Mrs. Triplett, who says
she particularly enioys the even
temperature in all rooms and the low
level of noise from outside, follows
several wise-use procedures to save
on use of electricity. For example,
she waits until there is a full load
before running the washer, clothes
dryer or dishwasher
"Everyone should ask their builder
to use energy efficiency standards,"
Mr. Triplett declares "The home is
more comfortable, saves money, saves
energy, and will have a better resale
value in the future."
Free booklets about the EEA pro-
gram for all-electric homes are avail-
able at your CPL office.
Stretch Your Energy Dollars With
Wise Use of Electricity
central power and light companv
a of t*9 C rt' *10 Souf A'esf System
' The exact amount of savings
will depend on individual
Mr and Mrs. Clark Triplett
who are in those situations,
the problems aren't minor.
They are valid, pressing
problems that deserve at-
tention, before they get out
That's why Houston and
Dallas have started the
The relatively simple,
inexpensive, efficient set-up
is producing impressive
results. Here's how the
centers, which are nothing
more than an informal
alternative to settling
"minor" disputes out of the
courtroom, work: the
person with the problem
contacts the center. The
center then contacts the
other party and schedules a
hearing. At the hearing, a
trained mediator listens to
both sides of the story and
then asks the parties how
they think the dispute should
be resolved. Amazingly,
with the guidance of the
mediator, the parties almost
always discover a way to
settle the problem that they
both think is fair.
The centers handle a
variety of disputes-
dlord /tenant, domestic
ployer, neighbors, etc. -
with a phenomenal success
First, the process is in-
formal (you don't have to go
into a courtroom) and quick
(usually the mediation takes
place within a couple of
weeks). And, unlike going to
court, the parties have a way
to sit down and discuss the
problem without a win/lose
dilemma, they get to solve
their own problem. Then
because they've worked out
a solution they both think is
just, both sides live up to
their part of the bargain.
And it's free to the par-
ticipants with a bonus to
taxpayers. The cost to the
centers averages $20 a
dispute, compared to $250
which it would have cost
taxpayers for a typical court
At present, Houston and
Dallas are the only two
Texas cities with centers in
operation. But Austin, San
Antonio and several other
cities are working on setting
them up. If you'd like more
information on how tfie.
centers work, or on how to
get one started write the
Committee on Alternative
Methods of Dispute
Resolution, State Bar of
Texas, P.O. Box 12487,
Austin, Tx. 78711.
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New And Remodeling Commercial And Residential
Originally Of McAllen
Now Of Rio Grande City Serving Starr County
Temporary Phone: 487-4481 Leave Message
P.O. Box 321 Embassy Road
Rio Grande City 78582
GREASE IS STILL THE WORD!
Starr County Justice of the Peaces may be
practicing Judicial Activism: Law En-
forcement Officials this weekend arrested
several persons for Public Intoxication: one
of the several individuals arrested had his
charge for Public Intoxication dismissed by
the Justice of the Peace on the grounds that
he felt that he was not drunk.
My impression of the Judicial System
(particuarly on the Justice of the Peace) is
that a Justice of the Peace only sees that no
violation of the law occurs; to make sure
that every individual that gets arrested gets
his Miranda Rights read and see to the
appointment of counsel if the individual
arrested wishes one or to concult with one
and if the individual pleads not guilty that a
court date be set for him
When speaking to Law Enforcement
Officers on this weekend activity by the
Justice of the Peace they said, "We try our
best in both crime prevention and in making
citizens feel more secure in their homes. We
also pay attention to the Farm Roads and
State Highway to make them safe too (safe
in the way to keep drunks out of the roads)
but Justices of the Peace have the power to
arraign and get people out of the County Jail
whenever they please. Law Enforcement
Officers enforce the law only, "we do not
make the law or prosecute people to see if
they are guilty or not guilty; prosecuters
and juries do that."
Justice of the Peace who arraigned the
person who got his charge dismissed for
Public Intoxication felt that the individual
after passing some time in the County Jail
was no longer drunk. Officers went on to
state at first the individual was asked by
Justice of the Peace if he pleaded guilty or
not guilty: indvidual stated "not guilty."
The Justice of the Peace then stated, "I'm
dismissing charges no Miranda Rights were
read nor proper court proceeding
established," stated Law Enforcement
Officers. Law Enforcement Officers also
stated, "there should have been more
discretion used on that Justice of the Peace;
we did our job; whatever the Justice of the
Peace does is his business."
As concerned citizen, I think that we the
citizens of Starr County are not getting the
proper share of Justice from our Justice of
the Peace. We should be aware on how the
Judges are running our Judicial System.
We should all ask the question, Is a Judge
also a prosecutor?
Could it also be that Justice of the Peaces
are using too much Political Control in their
jobs or not educated to know proper court
proceedings, or last but not least could it be
that Justice of the Peace is much drunker
than the person being arraigned.
A similar example: My cousin got
arrested for disorderly conduct in a public
dance in Rio Grande City by Starr County
Deputies. My cousin resisted arrest and
broke a window from the Deputy's Patrol
automobile. To my knowledge my cousin
was too drunk to get out of the County Jail;
so I did not intend to get him out after he did
all this. A Justice of the Peace after being
aware of the charges against him and the
situation which he was still in let him go
from the County Jail. My cousin walked
only a few blocks before he collasped in the
area of Martinez Grocery Store and was
injured seriously because of his drunkness.
Was JUSTICE done on the part of the
Justice of the Peace.
There are many similar cases to this
example. I ask the citizens of Starr Countv
to be more concern or BEWARE on what
their Justices of the Peace in their Precincts
A Concern Citizen
Name Witheld By Request
P.S. Pelase make sure to publish this
letter for the benefit of the Starr County
★ ★ ★ ★
Letter to the Editor:
Do we have Justice here in our small town of
Rio Grande City, Tx. My home was
burglarized in December 27,1980. This case
was brought to court July 6th 1982, a year
and a half after, to find the burglary not
gilty of a 15,000 robbery, do you call that
Justice, when all evidence were presented
and the whole town knew about my case and
who had been, he himself admitted to me
that he had been the one, now this same
person has two other pending cases one on
marijuana and one on cocaine, lets see when
they will be heard and what will the outcome
be. We are living in this small town with
fear and a pistol under the pillow or under
the bed and when we are out of town what
will happen. Don't blame the Sheriff's Dept.
They are doing a good job but they don't
have the corporation of of the courts. This
case has disturbed the entire community. I
had mort phone • calls then the President of
the U.S. ail the people were very disap-
pointed. What Justice do we have everyone
asked. Our people in this community knows
exactly what goes on. We are not fools
anymore. There has been over 30 robberies
totaling over 10,000 each. So this com-
munity is really worried if all the evidence
are prescented and they come out free what
Name Withheld by request
•Two- and-a-half years olds are busy
learning about living. Speech is developing
with a rush.
A 212-year-old will talk to himself almost
constantly as he plays. His experiences are
still limited so he talks and plays about what
he has seen, heard and experienced, ac-
cording to Growing Child, the monthly child
At this age the child's experiences have
largely been centered in a around the home.
It is natural and normal then for all children
to be interested in dolls (child care) on
substitutes (teddy bear or stuffed animal)
and their associated doll beds, carriages,
The child is also interested in the delivery
trucks and other trucks which operate
through the neighborhood. To a child, doll
play is perfectly compatible with truck play-
the one is not "sissy" for boys nor the other
"tomboyish" for girls. Regardless of sex,
each child needs toys which reflect his or
her total environment so that he or she can
practice and learn the associated language
and behaviors through play.
The Growing Child newsletter follows a
child's development month-by-month. For
more information on the social and physical
development of children from birth to six
years old, write to Growing Child, P.O. Box
620N, Lafayette, IN 47902. Include child's
birthdate when writing. A year's sub-
scription to the newsletter cost $11.95.
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