The Sachse News (Sachse, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 7, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 11, 2010 Page: 1 of 20
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Volume 6 Issue 7
Shining on the community, events and people of Sachse
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Sachse Fire Department l.t. Dan Wood drives the restored 1948 Aherns Fox Fire Engine into its permanent position at the Sachse
Historical Society Museum with a little guidance from SHS member Lloyd Henderson. The S&C Body Shop in Garland donated the
City encourages residents' census participation
Count helps community receive more federal funds, governmental representation
By Patty Montagno
pmon tagno @ sachsenews. com
The Richardson Hyatt Regency was
aglitter with jazz music and golden
fleur-de-lis decorations March 6 as the
Sachse Chamber of Commerce once
again honored the best of the best in
Sachse at its 26th annual fundraising
The "All that Sachse Jazz" theme
brought out about 200 community
leaders for the event sponsored by
Baylor Medical Center at Garland.
The program was hosted by outgoing
Chamber Chairman Anita Collins of
American National Bank and Mayor
In addition to honoring the commu-
nity's most outstanding citizens and
teachers, part of the evening was
devoted to the transition of the cham-
Collins reviewed her year as chair-
man of the board and formally handed
the leadership of the board over to
Linda Gerstner of Mr. G"s Tees
"It's been a great journey this year."
Collins said. "It was an honor
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Photo by Patty Montagno
City Secretary lerry Smith, left,
helps Assistant City Secretary
Khiannon l'risock fill out a census
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By Patty Montagno
pmontagno@sat hseneu \ com
In just a few days every household
in this country will be receiving the
2010 Census form.
Every 10 years the I S. Census
Department counts every resident in
the United States.
City Secretary Terry Smith said the
2010 Census will help communities
receive more federal funds and gov-
Several months ago the city created
a census committee. The committee
was formed with the purpose of
encouraging the completion of census
forms with accuracy and on a timely
During this week's city council
workshop session, council members
directed staff to send a letter from the
mayor to members of the library board
to determine their interest in the pro-
Smith said an accurate 2010 census
count of Sachse residents will increase
city representation and chances for
federal grants due to the increased
"In preparation and to facilitate the
event, the U.S. Census Bureau asked
municipalities to appoint a commit-
tee," he said. "Members of the city
library board were asked to be part of
Census Committee Chairman Amos
Pettis said the committee is encourag-
ing everyone to fill out the form.
"When the form is received, just
answer the 10 short questions and then
mail back in the postage-paid envelope
provided," he said. "If you don't mail
the form back, you may receive a v isit
from a census taker, who will ask you
the questions from the form."
Pettis said in partnership with the
Census Bureau, the committee worked
to educate and promote the importance
of participating in 2010 Census.
"We must help educate the residents
about the importance of participating
in the census." he said. "The informa-
tion obtained is used to determine how
much and where money will be dis-
tributed to a range of important pro-
In a letter to the Sachse City
Council, Census Partnership Specialist
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Photo by Patty Montagno
Incoming Chamber Chairman
Linda Gerstner accepts a fire
extinquisher in lieu of the chair-
Hudson Middle School presents anti-bullying message
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The Sachse Library gets by
with a little help from its
Read Librarian Dolores
Greenwald's column on page
Opinion 7 A
Real Estate 1C
By Patty Montagno
Hudson Middle School Principal
Michelle Bounds said she believes it
is really possible to deliver a message
to kids about bullying in schools.
Last week the school hosted a day-
long program that dealt with the seri-
ous problem of bullying that occurs
in some of our schools today, bully-
ing that can happen in everyday life,
and what kids can do about it.
The featured speaker was Dr. Allan
Beane is a former classroom
teacher and an internationally recog-
nized expert on bullying, according
Beane's son was a victum of a
bully in the seventh grade and high
school. Beane said he believes that
bullying contributed to his son's
death at the age of 23.
Shortly after. Beane developed the
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Photo hy Patty Montagno
Hudson students listen to an anti-bullying program last week.
Several Republican races face April runoff
By Donnita Neshit Fisher
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After the March 2 party primary,
most November ballot spots are filled,
but several spots on the Republican bal-
lot will go to a runoff election.
The runoff election will be April 13.
Early voting will be April 5 to 9.
Statewide, Wylie native Rick Green
will be in a runoff with Debra
Lehrmann for the Texas Supreme
Court. Place 3 position. There were six
candidates on the Republican ballot for
the judgeship. Green had 18.95 percent
of the vote: Lehrmann, 18.25.
Green is a graduate of Angelo State
University and the University of Texas
School of Law. After graduation, he
"focused his paractice on contract law
with an emphasis on helping entrepre-
neurs start their own businesses,"
according to his biographical informa-
At the age of 27. Green was elected
to the Texas Legislature serving from
1999 to 2003 on the Criminal
He serves as the president of the
Torch of Freedom Foundation, an
organization that, according to Green, is
"dedicated to educating future leaders
about America's heritage and giving
them the skills and tools to make an
impact on public policy processes "
Green and his wife, Kara, home-
school their four children. Trey.
Reagan. Kamryn and Rhett. They live
in Dripping Springs.
"On election night, the voters sent a
clear message that experience is not
measured by how many years you have
been an incumbent, but is more impor-
tantly measured by how your life expe-
rience has impacted your philosophy
and convictions," Green said. "After
having served two terms in the Texas
House of Representatives, 1 have a
clear record that shows my conserva-
tive credentials. Having been a legisla-
tor and teacher and author on the
Constitution, 1 respect the process
and understand the proper role of the
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Fisher, Donnita Nesbit. The Sachse News (Sachse, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 7, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 11, 2010, newspaper, March 11, 2010; Wylie, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth353252/m1/1/: accessed October 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Smith Public Library.