The Texan Newspaper (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 17, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 27, 1988 Page: 1 of 12
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Volume 36, Number 17 • April 27,1986 • 6223 Richmond, Suite 102, • P.O. Box 571267 • Houston, Texas 77257 • (713) 783-5600 • Serving Southwest Houston Area Since 1954
This week at a glance
The Sharpstown Civic Association will meet Thursday,
Ap.ii 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bayland Community Center, 6400
Bissonnet. Guest speaker will be Sgt. Mike Wood and officers
from HPD’s Beechnut substation will talk about the criminal
activity in Sharpstown and will answer your questions about
Cash your check and
check your pressure
Blood pressure screenings will be held at First Repub-
licBank, 5123 Bellaire Blvd. main lobby Tuesday, May 3 from
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. A project of the “Senior Class Account,”
screenings will be taken by the staff of Manor Care Nursing
Cattle call -- Members of Bellaire High School FFA showed the animals which they raised this year. The grand champion cattle, pigs, friers
and rabbits were sold at auction Friday, April 22. Photo by Dale Hadley.
Candidates file for
By Frank Colbourn
Voters over the age of 60 are encouraged to participate in the
election of the second Texas Silver Haired Legislature. The election
is to take place on May 24, and absentee balloting will start on May
1 and run through May 21.
Five positions are up for grabs in Harris County: four precinct seats
and one position at large.
The Texas Silver Haired Legislature is a state-wide body of senior
citizens elected every two years to consider and vote on proposed
legislation that effects the needs of olderTexans. Their decisions are
then passed on to the state Legislature in Austin. They will meet in
September prior to the gathering of the 71st Texas Legislature.
During the last legislative session, the efforts of the Silver Haired
Legislature were not ignored by the state Legislature. The biggest
victory for the olderTexans was the passing of legislation stating that
there would not be any monetary cuts in the existing programs
benefitting senior citizens, which was a significant endeavor consid-
ering the budget predicament faced by the state.
Howard Dimaway, the present precinct three representative,
remembers the first meeting of the Silver Haired Legislature two
years ago, saying “I feel we made an impression on the 70th
Legislature and will become even more influential in Austin.”
Dunaway is not running for re-election.
There are five candidates for the precinct three seat; two of which
have unofficially withdrawn their candidacy, and did not wish to
comment. Those actively pursuing election to the precinct three seat
are: Albert D. Malyn; Wallace D. Curlee; and R. L. Henderson.
Wallace Curlee was bom in 1927 in a small coal mining town in
Illinois. He and his wife of 40 plus years live in Deerfield Village.
Curlee believes the elderly are the most neglected and wants to see
the implementation of new aid programs for them and the bettennent
of those existing. _ .. . „ ,
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By Kate Gurwell Rodwell
Special to The Texan
A19-year-old southwest Houstonian is making beautiful music
in Michigan and Michigan audiences arc shouting bravos!
William Harris, a former student at the Houston High School for
Visual and Performing Arts, has attended Oakland University in
Rochester, Michigan, for the past year. This spring he turned 19.
Twice in March, Bill con-
ducted the Pontiac-Oakland
Symphony Orchestra in per-
formances of his own composi-
tions, three beautiful songs for
orchestra and soprano. The au-
diences in two cities, Roches-
ter and Oxford, responded to
his music with tremendous ap
During past summers, Bill
often might have been found
playing siring quartets in Bel-
laire with businessman/cellist
Peter Rcinthallcr and other friends.
Son of Mrs. Judith Harris-Brooks of Braeswood-Bissonnet area
and George Harris of Chicago, Bill was bom near Boston. He says
his great-grandmother gave him his first piano lessons when he was
three years old. At five he began to play the violin and was entered
in the Thayer Conservatory in Lancaster, Pa.
Today Bill plays viola in the Pontiac-Oakland Symphony when
he is not conducting as assistant for the Youth Symphony. He
moved to southwest Houston with his mother in 1982 and entered
the Performing Arts High School. There he quickly became in-
volved in intense study and frequent playing.
Continued on Page 4
The city of Bellaire will be having a neighborhood blood
drive on Thursday, April 28 at the Bellaire Fire Department,
5101 Jessamine. Giving blood makes you feel good. You can
cover yourself and two other people for one year in blood
In addition to the blood drive all donors receive free choles-
terol testing, blood pressure, pulse and iron level testing. The
blood drive will be from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a Sadie
Hawkins dance on Saturday April 30 at 7:30 p.m. The church
is located at 5308 Buffalo Speedway at Bissonnet. The cost is
$5 per person. All women are asked to bring at least one man,
and preferably two! Nursery is available for $2. Call 667-1703.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“All l know is just what
I read in the papers."
- Will Rogers
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The Texan Newspaper (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 17, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 27, 1988, newspaper, April 27, 1988; Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth641716/m1/1/: accessed December 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bellaire Friends Library & Historical Society.