The Texan Newspaper (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 17, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 27, 1988 Page: 3 of 12
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He supports legislation that
would ease the tax burden on
older Texans, and said that
monthly taxes on a retired
person’s house takes, in many
cases, the majority of that
person’s benefits. He wants to
develop a housing idea for
mobile senior citizens that
would provide recreation and
entertainment facilities, as well
as medical and other standard
accommodations that go along
with housing for senior citizens.
He opposes high-rise living as
an option because it tends to al-
Another candidate for the
precinct three position is Albert
M alyn. He has been a resident of
Houston for 25 years and is re-
tired from the insurance busi-
ness. Malyn has concentrated
his efforts into one specific area
of concern instead of potentially
spreading himself too thin and
reducing his effectiveness. His
area of concern is nursing care
for the elderly. He said, the state
should give more attention to
Medicaid, notably, by reducing
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years. It is anticipated that this
can be accomplished without
any increase in taxes.
The city has been under pres-
sure from the State Water Qual-
ity Board to close its last exist-
ing by-pass in our sanitary
sewer system, and this money
will allow us to accomplish that.
Council prefers that such expen-
ditures be submitted to the vot-
ers for approval. However, the
opportunity to apply for the
funds presented itself, and the
need is most urgent, so council
opted to make the application
for funds. Hopefully, our re-
quest will be granted.
Our sales tax revenue was up
substantially for the month of
April. This is an extremely
important revenue source for the
city. Remember, if you need to
make a purchase, if it’s available
in Bellaire, buy it in Bellaire.
Support your local merchants.
The final day for getting rid of
that unwanted trash, furniture,
appliances, etc. will be April 30.
This pick-up will be for those
who have garbage service on
Tuesday.Take advantageof this
excellent opportunity to dispose
of that unwanted or unneeded
Only seven people have made
application at City Hall to serve
on a committee to consider rccy-
cling in Bellaire. We need more
people to study the matter of
recycling. If you have an interest
and want to serve the city, com-
plete an application at City Hall
City Council recently ap-
proved guidelines for Block
Parlies. If you and your neigh-
bors would like to get together
for a neighborhood gathering, a
Block Parly presents the perfect
opportunity. The city will pro-
vide necessary barricades and
allow you to close the street on
your block for the party. For
more details and to schedule a
Block Party, please call the
city’s Public Works Department
the prerequisites of receiving
Medicaid. While not as active in
other areas of concern to senior
citizens, Malyn supports the
progress of a wide variety of
programs benefitting the eld-
erly. He has narrowed his efforts
to very specific areas and be-
lieves the state Legislature will
act favorably to the concerns of
the Silver Haired Legislature.
The third candidate from pre-
cinct three is R. L. Henderson.
Henderson, like Curlee, is for
the restructuring of the taxing
policies on senior citizens. Hen-
derson is also pushing for the
repeal of the legislation that al-
lows the state to place property
liens on property owned by
Medicaid recipients. Henderson
is also for the strengthening of
state funds that support retired
teachers and other state employ-
ees. He is a native Texan and a
resident of Houston since 1955.
Voters will also be deciding
who will fill the position at large
seat in Harris County for the
Texas Silver Haired Legisla-
ture. There are three candidates
vying for the position. They are:
Tommy A. Munguia; Mattie
Perry; and Tom Bass.
Tommy Munguia is a lifetime
Houstonian and already works
diligently for the needs of senior
citizens in Harris County.
He believes there needs to be
a watchdog over the nursing
home industry, and said, “In
every nursing home I have ever
been in, there is evidence of
neglect. There needs to be in-
spectors to watch over these
neglected people.” Munguia is
also adamant in trying to make
senior citizens more aware of
the services and benefits offered
to them, and more importantly,
how to obtain these benefits.
Mattie Perry believes she is
qualified to do the best job be-
cause she is extra sensitive to
and aware of, the needs of senior
citizens in the area. She has lived
in Houston for more than 40
years and is a member of the
Gulf Coast Community Serv-
ices Association and also the
Older Women’s League. A
main concern of Perry’s is, like
Munguia, the nursing home in-
dustry. She points out that “one
out of every five people will
eventually end-up in a nursing
home and improvements need to
be made.” She also feels the
state should provide more long-
term medical benefits to the
elderly: the present programs
need to be expanded.
Tom Bass believes his 10
years experience in the state
Legislature and 12 years service
with the Commissioners Court
make him the most qualified
candidate. Bass supports the
issues concerning the Silver
Haired Legislature but feels his
strength will be manifest when
lobbying for support from the
state Legislature; he knows the
procedures and the channels to
take to maximize favorable re-
sponses from members of the
You must be a registered
voter, 60 years of age or older to
take place in the election May
24. Absentee ballots may be
obtained from the city of Hous-
ton Office on Aging by calling
247-2145 on or after May 1.
Absentee voting will go through
May 21. The Houston Area
Agency on Aging has more in-
formation on the Texas Silver
Haired Legislature and can be
reached at 794-9000.
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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. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth641716/m1/3/: accessed March 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bellaire Friends Library & Historical Society.