The Wylie News (Wylie, Tex.), Vol. 39, No. 38, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 4, 1987 Page: 1 of 22

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The Wylie News
Devoted To The Best interest Of Wylie Since 1947
Wylie, Collin County, Texas
Volume 39, Issue .38
Wednesday, March .'i, 1987
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The Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Seminar sponsored by
the Wylie Middle School and WHS Student Councils offered fac-
tual information to both parents and youngsters regarding the
affects of drugs and alcohol. Following the presentations by
Dallas Cowboy's Bill Bates, TCU trainer Ross Bailey and Dr. Ted
Trimble, the audience was invited to visit booths that offered a
varietv of brochures on the topic.
Seminar Well Attended
Substance Abuse And Prevention
The Wylie Middle School
Student Council and the
Wylie High School Student
Council and their sponsors
Jan Sellers and Donna
Washburn respectively, were
pleased at the nearly capacity
crowd at the Substance
Abuse and Prevention
Seminar organized
cooperatively by the schools.
Dallas Cowboys Safety Bill
Bates, T.C. U. trainer Ross
Bailey both kept the au-
diences attention as they
related their personal stories
about staying drug-free and
in Baileys' case the tragic af-
fects of drug and alcohol
abuse has on athletes. "Set
goals", said Bailey, "even
short term goals, then figure
out how you're going to at-
tain those goals, and drugs
and alcohol are never a part of
achievement. Live life at its
own speed."
Bates related his success in
football. Noting his strong
family background as the
support for his ability to say
no to drugs and alcohol. He
Hardcast Chosen As
Business OJ The Month
The Wylie Chamber of Com-
merce has honored Hardcast,
Inc. as February Business of
the Month.
Hardcast Company, owned
by Boyd Bennett is located
■n FM 544 near the Hwy 78
Bennett moved the com-
pany from Dallas to Wylie in
1983. It is known interna-
tionally for industrial mastic
products researched and
manufactured in Wylie.
Hardcast was founded over
twenty years ago by Bennett
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and Chester and Joha Young
Originally the Dallas based
company manufactured Or
thopedic Gypsum Bandages
hence the name "Hardcast".
The bandages were
distributed to Parkland
Hospital and throughout, the
The Youngs have since
retired and Bennett has ex-
panded the company into
several other lines of water
based mastics. Hardcast has
been a leader in this field by
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went on to warn listners that
"drugs and alcohol take away
the will to try something new.
To fail to try is to lose
1 )r. Ted Trimble discussed
the effects of drugs, alcohol
and tobacco on the body and
mind. He asked the audience
to make the choice, to say no
to drugs and choose to be
Officer Ray Ward from the
Texas Department of Public
Safety joined the panel to
answer questions from the
Adults and youth spon-
taneously stood to ask ques-
tions about abuse related
topics. Panelists provided
specific information like
where to seek help, defined
PCP, Crack and the com-
pounded affect of drugs and
alcohol if used together.
After the question and
answer portion of the pro-
gram, participants were in-
vited to visit information
booths set up by the
American Heart Association,
Dallas Council on Alcoholism
and Drug Abuse, the
Fellowship of Christian
Athletes, The Texas Depart-
ment of Public Safety and
The Wylie High School
Chapter of SADD.
Two Section* - 22 Pages
25* Copy
Donovan Item
From Agenda
Margaret and Boyd Bennet owners of llnrdcnnt,
Inc. were pleased to accept u plaque of recogni-
tion from the Wylie Chamber of Commerce as
Wylie Business of the Month.
For Elections
March 5, 1987 is the last day
to register to be eligible to
vote in the April 4, 1987 City
and School District Elec-
tions. Applications must be
in the Elections Administra-
tion Office or postmarked by
March 5, 1987 to be valid.
If you are registered to vote
and have a yellow voter
registration certificate bear-
ing your correct address, you
do not need to register again.
However, if the address on
your voter registration cer-
tificate is incorrect, you will
need to make your change of
address on the back of your
certificate and return it to the
Elections Administration Of-
fice provided your new ad-
dress is in Collin County. If
you have moved to a different
county, you will need to
register in that county. You
may direct any question
about your registration by
calling the Collin County
Elections Administration Of-
fice at (214)548-4100 or metro
St. Paul
To Hold
The Town of St. I'aul will
hold the city election on April
4, 1987, for the purpose of
electing 3 council members.
The polls will be open from
7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at
the Town Hall, 745 Parker
Road Loop.
Only registered voters and
residents of the Town of St.
Paul ure eligible to vote. If
you are in doubt that your
residency is within the cor-
porate limits, there is an of-
fice city map at the Town
Hall for your information.
The following residents have
filed for a position on the
ballot: Carl M. Sherrin,
Robert A. London, William C.
Butscher, Stuart Wallace Jr.
(Incumb), Elizabeth Jones.
The election judge will be
Howard Finley, Marie Finley
alternate judge
The regular meeting of the
Wylie City Council got off to
a rocky start Tuesday night,
February 24 as Mayor Chuck
Trimble announced that the
second item on the agenda
had been withdrawn at the re-
quest of attorney Richard
Seward, the person that had
originally requested that it be
placed on the agenda.
The item called for setting of
recall election for the recall of
Councilwoman Sandra
Donovan to be held April 4.
Councilman Kent Crane
wanted to keep the item on
the agenda and went so far as
to make a motion that was se-
cond by Joe Fulgham.
However Mayor Trimble
pointed out again that the
item had been withdrawn at
the request of Seward and he
could not entertain a motion
on the item or ask for a coun-
cil vote.
City Manager Gus Pappas
went into a great length
describing the history, con-
struction, maintenance,
course, and future of J.W.
Akin lane. The road will be
improved in the future to ac-
comodate the traffic flow bet-
ween Stone Rd. (FM 544) and
Hwy. 78. With councils ap-
proval, city staff will seek the
dedications of the right-of-
way along Akin Lane.
City Council approved and
established a Finance
Authority, a corporation
which will act in behalf to the
city to acquire materials and
financing for projects and
equipment. As a private
authority they are able to
negotiate loans at lower in-
terest rates and contractual
terms that would be more ad-
vantageous to the city than
what is permited under
municiple guidelines. The Ci-
ty Manager, Finance Director
and Public Works Director
will act as the Board of Direc-
tors and the city council will
act as the incorporators and
the City Secretary will act as
the serving agent. The
Finance Authority can act on-
ly with the consent of city
Several subdivisions made
requests for changes in-
cluding, the re-zoning of a
portion of the Westgate addi-
tion from townhomes to
single family 3, approval of
the Wyndham Estates Plann-
ed Development, construc-
tion plans for Newport Har-
bor, and the preliminary plat
for Woodlake Village was
Council approved an or-
dinance that gives Wylie con-
trol over development within
their ETJ that is subject to
The City will enter into a
temporary lease agreement
with the developer of Quail
Hollow allowing the city to
use a portion of undeveloped
land for temporary sports
fields. As the developer needs
the land the sports fields will
be moved to other locations.
This will temporarily relieve
the amount of use at City
Park fields.
The Parks Development will
purchase four used pick-up
trucks with councils ap-
proval. New trucks were
budgeted but the money will
be stretched further and pro-
vide more vehicles if used
trucks are purchased instead.
City Financial Officer
James Johnson presented to
council the city's first inven-
tory supply bid. Council ap-
proved that the companies
Bowles and Edens, North
Texas Supply, Rockwell, Day
Star Sales, Trans-Tex, and
Texas Meter and Sewer be
awarded bids to supply public
works. The total expenditure
is $23,869.86.
A workshop was called for
March 17, 1987 to discuss the
lease settlement on the
sanitary landfill with B.F.I.
Besides council discussion it
will be a public hearing
A resident who uses the
alley between Dogwood and
Briarwood requested that the
city pay for car repairs to his
Z-28. Damage occured when
the car was stopped by a nine
inch deep pothole in the alley
The pothole was filled with
water and the alley in general
has drainage problems that
disguise dangerous potholes.
Council took no action.
WHS To Compete In
U.I.L. One-Act Play
Wylie High School is proud
to announce its entry in this
year's U1L One-Act Play
Competition, Vanities. Writ-
ten by Jack Heifner, this
comedy is set "somewhere in
Texas" in a high school gym-
nasium. It depicts three high
school cheerleaders, Kathy,
Mary and Joanne, dealing
with crises and big decisions,
such as what the theme for
the football dance will be,
whether or not to go to col-
lege (one girl states, "I want
to go to college, but I sure
don't care to learn
anything!"), boys, school
spirit, and so on. The date is
November 22, 1963 the date
on which President Kennedy
was assasinated.
Portraying the cheerleaders
are Deborah West as Joanne,
Chris Baumann as Mary and
Tammy B e r g h a u s e r as
Kathy. Crew members in-
clude Shawn Jones and
Kathy Ison, co-assistant
directors and Bruce Voth,
technical assistant. Trever
Myers is in charge of publici-
Everyone is invited to at-
tend a public performance of
the play on Thursday. March
12 at 8:00 p.m., at Hartman
Elementary Admission is
free - please come out and
give the cast and crew a good
"send-off as they go to corn-
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