The Dublin Citizen (Dublin, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 13, Ed. 1 Wednesday, November 22, 1995 Page: 1 of 14
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Volume 6, No. 13
Dublin, Texas 76446
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TEXAS PRESS ASSOCIATION
Dr. Joe Pate retires
Dr. Joe Pate win be honored
with a retirement reception at 6:30
p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 at First
National Bank of Dublin.
Dr. Pate’s retirement, due to
health problems, was announced
this week by Mary Hallmark, ad-
ministrator of the Stcphenville
Medical and Surgical Clinic.
“Dr. Pate has decided to retire
AUSTIN - With an eye on-
the eod of 1998, when die
number of child support cases is
expected to total about 1 million,
Attorney General Dan Morales
made proposals last week to shift
the responsibility of processing
child support cases to his agency.
Doing so, he said, would reduce
the burden on TbxasV courts and
save die state money, although he
did not give figures on how much
would be saved.
Some of Morales’ proposals
include authorizing die attorney
general's office to:
nOrder paternity tests, which are
now authorized only by courts;
u Gather information about miss-
ing or uncooperative parents;
a Enforce child support orders by
garni shoeing wages and filing liens
oo property without court approval.
Morales’ proposals would re-
quite new legislation that could be
filed for consideration by the Ibxas
Legislature in 1997.
Because about 95 percent of
Ifcxans ordered to pay child support
do not dispute their parenthood
or the amount of payment, courts
needlessly serve in a rubber-stamp
"Them is no mason w% our
have to handle tasks that could eas-
ily be handled administratively by
our child support staff," Morales
told the Austin American-Sfates man.
Since 1990, the amount of
child support the attorney general’s
office hm collected each year has
increased 185 percent to about
$500 million, while the caseload
has increased 75 percent.
Moses Rejects AIDS Grant
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Dr. Mike Moses returned a $1.35
million federal grant to develop a
school program for the prevention
of AIDS and sexually transmitted
But, last week, Moses said he
would be willing to reconsider
recommending continuation of the
grant “provided the Gamers for
Disease Control can furnish assur-
ances in writing that Ibxas school
districts will not be told how to
teach sex education or health ed-
Moses wrote a letter dated Nov.
2 to die Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention in Atlanta,
informing the agency that the TEA
yean of a 10-year initiative.
Debbie Gravel, a Ibxas
Dr. Joe Pale
from his practice at tins time,"
Mrs. Hallmark said. “Although his
health has improved, he and his
family have decided that i slower
pace is needed to insure his frill
Dr. --Tate reportedly plans to
spend some time enjoying his bob-
bies of collecting trains and watch-
ing the Dallas Cowboys. At some
point in the future, he says he may
reopen his practice.
Dr. Pate practiced medicine in
Dublin from 1970 until 1990, leav-
ing herb to practice in Brady for 2
1/2 years and in San Angelo for
two years. He returned to the local
health clinic in May, 1994.
He is a 1957 graduate of Dublin
High School and Texas Wesleyen
College. He attended medical
school at University of Texas
Medical Cotter in Galveston where
he completed his studies in 1969.
“The community is invited to
join us in honoring Dr. Pate,
JoAnn and their children Jeff, Jon
and Jill on Nov. 30,” said Mrs.
Dublin men jailed after WalMart
forgery, hit-and-run, car chase
Two Dublin men are in Emth
County jail following an incident
which started at forgery and ended
with a hit-and-run accident and
Highway 377 chase.
Kenneth Ray Jackson, 22 and
Joseph Perry Madruga, 19, are
accused of stealing a checkbook
from a car on Ollie St. in Stephen-
ville on the night of Nov. 15 and
using the checks to purchase items
from WalMart the following day.
The men reportedly purchased a
et with a s
More than 100 people enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at the Dublin
Senior Citizens last week. The event is afcannual one and always
fills the cemer to capacity. Guests had turklnylressing and a buffet
table full of vegetables, salads and desserts, mto by Karan wnght
Deadline nears for chamber
a stolen check.
then returned to the store to pur-
chase a second television, again
with a stolen check.
The men are charged with bur- through Dec. 1.
glary of a motor vehicle, forgery Cash prizes of $50 for fust place
and hit-and-run. and $20 for second place will be
cation Agency ip
Moaes canceled th
Icy and personnel
dm grant for “pol-
Gravel pointed out that foe
Hate's new education code pasaed
fe foe Legislature in foe spring
requires that foe acbool curriculum
muat stress that abstinence is the
only method Oat 1a 100 percent
i classes have not been
ded since last December
Moms’ predecessor, Dr.
I “Skip” Mono, suspended
They then returned the televi-
sions and attempted to get cash
refunds, according to reports.
WalMart employees apparently
recognized the men, alerted
Stepbenville police officers and
then pursued Jackson as he fled the
store. Several employees appre-
hended him on the parking lot and
held him until police arrived.
Meanwhile, Madruga sped out of
the patting lot, striking a Dodge bOHte deCOratlOYl COYitCSt
van two times before heading
south on Highway 371 towards The Dublin Chamber of Com- awarded in each of four sections of
reminded local residents that elec-
trical decorations are not required
and the cost of the decorations will
not influence judging. The neat-
ness of the home decorations area
will be considered.
All decorations must be com-
pleted by Dec. 1 and remain on
display until Jan. 1.
The town is divided into four
areas of competition with a chair-
man in each area. Area 1, chaired
by Betty McIntosh, is south of
Blackjack and west of Patrick.
Area 2, chaired by Kathaiyn
Prater, is south of Blackjack and
east of Patrick. Area 3, chaired by
Geleta Stephens, is located north
of Blackjack and west of Patrick.
Area 4, chaired by Ann Whitehead,
is north of Blackjack and east of
Entry forms are available at the
following locations: the chamber
office in city hall. First National
Bank, Dublin National Bank, Bank
of America, Motts, Bill’s, Old
Doc’s Soda Shop, Western Auto,
Golden Butterfly, Sikes Mov-
ieland. Hall & Cleveland, Nancy’s
Beauty Shop, Gerhart Barber Shop,
United Super Market and Higgin-
For more information, call the
chamber at 445-3422.
Zachary Zimmerman with his Grandfalher Schaider with Mayflower II in background
Walking where the pilgrims walked
By ZAC ZIMMERMAN
1 took a three-hour flight on
an aiiplane to Massachusetts last
summer to see my grandpa. I
expected to see aod expe-
so much'history of our
I got to visit Plymouth, Mass. Thanksgiving was held.
The first thing I saw was Ply- They shared their feast of fowl
mouth Rock. I was really sur- and deer with the Indians. The
first feast was held outside in the
prised that it
was so small. It
together in one
because it had been broken,
•le used to chip at it for
souvenirs. It is not protected by
Next. I saw the Mayflower II,
I met a great-great-great-grand-
son of George Soule who was
one of the men who signed the
Mayflower Compact. The May-
flower Compact freed the slaves
not then as I would have been too
cold and so would my food. In
the words of the pilgrims, "In the
goodness of God we are so fin
from want that we often wish you
partakers oj our plenty."
I’m so thankful for many things
this Thanksgiving. And I’m
thankful I got to see the beamy of
I want to thank my Grandpa
Schneider and Sue for taking me
to so many neat places, my k|om
and Dad for letting me take such
a neat trip and The DuNin Citi-
zen for letting me share my
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at junior high
Dublin D1SD trustees me wres-
tling with s decision on how and
when to do repairs which could
cost up to $200,000 to the 65-
year-old junior high school after an
engineer's inspection showed
Superintendent Roy Neff pre-
sented the inspection report to
trustees during their regular
monthly meeting last night.
Charles Terry from a Dallas
consulting engineering firm toured
the junior high school in October
to do a structural investigation of
the building’s safety. A follow-up
visit took place in early November.
The engineering firm's report
pointed out that water leakage,
which has caused “severe struc-
tural damage”, is probably the
result of poor flashing, deteriorated
mortar joints in the stone and brick
masonry walls and possibly leaks
in the built-up roof.
The report also indicated that
termites have caused damage to
the first floor deck “so severe that
chair legs occasionally punch
through.” The engineer concluded,
however, that because the floor
deck is only a few inches above a
concrete slab, the termite damage
does not represent a safety hazard.
“A safety hazard could result,”
according to the report, “if the
termites attack the second floor or
roof framing systems.”
The report pointed out that the
opinions woe based only on a
visual observation of structural in-
tegrity of the building and did not
cover architectural, mechanical,
electrical or envutuunenlal fea-
Trustees instructed the superin-
tendent to proceed with getting
estimates and additional informa-
tion on repairs.
The facility was constructed in
the 1930s as a WPA project and
renovated in 1974 at which time a
stairway was added.
Neff told the board that the same
consulting engineer had con-
demned a school building in
The board also reviewed bids for
new carpeting for the elementary
school and band hall. They ac-
cepted a bid in the amount of
$85,169 from Callaway's Carpet of
Abilene, tbe only bidder.
The superintendent also pre-
sented the current Academic Ex-
cellence Indicator System report
which showed an overall increase
in the scores of all students tested.
The 1995 total for third through
eighth grades plus tenth grade was
53.1 percent, up 1.7 percent over
last year’s score.
course offered here
Officer Jim Hall of the Dublin
Police Department will conduct a
concealed handgun certification
course on two consecutive Satur-
Dec. 9 and 16.
instruction will take
place at the recreation building in
Dublin City Perk. Cost is $125.
Class**™ instruction is from 8
See HANDGUNS page 10
(Njt'onal Weather Service
Arra Lee Nelson)
Nov. 13 -19
Dttc Hi Lear Rain
11-13 70 35
56 46 .45
Christopher D. Stowe, 17, of
Dublin was indicted by an Erath
County grand jury last week for
The charge is a result of an Oct.
24 domestic dispute between
Stowe’s sister, Tcbora Winters aad
her ex-husband, Jackie Winters,
26, of El Paso. Stowe is charged
with subbing Winters during a
fight at a residence on W. Sheri-
Winters has been charged with
assault with bodily injury in con-
nection with injuries sustained by
his ex-wife the same evening.
Police investigate theft
of rifle from pickup
A Remington automatic rifle ■
taken from an unlod
Chevrolet pickup owned by
Fine during the night of Nov. 16.
The 30.06 rifle with a Weaver
9X scope was inside a soft gun
case. The pickup was parked in
front of a residence at 241 W.
Dublin police say foe theft may
■ stolen from
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Wright, Karen. The Dublin Citizen (Dublin, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 13, Ed. 1 Wednesday, November 22, 1995, newspaper, November 22, 1995; Dublin, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth762660/m1/1/?q=Thicket: accessed August 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dublin Public Library.