Palacios Beacon (Palacios, Tex.), Vol. 105, No. 42, Ed. 1 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Page: 1 of 12
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Council refuses to support Pavilion project
BY BERT WEST
Palacios Beacon Editor
In surprise action at last week’s Palacios City
Council meeting, the Council rejected a resolu-
tion showing the city’s support of the ongoing
project to build a new bayfront Pavilion.
The motion, to show the Council’s unanimous
support of the Pavilion project, was made by
Mayor Pro Tern Ed Schulze and seconded by
Troy Lewis. Mayor John Sardelich joined the
vote for the Pavilion, while Gary Hafernick,
Judy Chavez, Don Bates and Estella Alamia
raised their hands in a no vote.
The non-profit City Beautification/Pavilion
Committee, which is heading efforts to have
a new waterfront Pavilion built, has yet to
announce a definite site, but has requested
support of its efforts from all the participating
Councilman Hafernick continued his strong
opposition to any pavilion built on the water.
“The Pavilion Committee is dedicated to built it
back on the water. What happened to the other
three?” he declared. “The 2-3 million dollars
needed will dry up and it (new Pavilion) will
Hafernick said he could support it, if it was
built on land.
Mayor Sardelich pointed out that 300 Pala-
cians in the city’s survey last year (sent to water
customers) had expressed the desire to have a
new waterfront Pavilion built.
Associate Judge “fired”
A second surprise came in the closing minutes
of the Oct. 9 meeting when Council returned
from a half-hour closed door huddle to evalu-
ate City Court Judge Linh Chau and Associate
Judge Dennis Schuetz.
Council unanimously voted to re-appoint
Chau for another 2-year term, but voted not
to re-appoint Schuetz.
“May I ask why?” asked Schuetz, who served
as Associate Judge for the past 8-9 years and
who had sat in the audience with his record
books throughout the meeting but had not
been called into the executive session as had
“All I can say is that Council was not satis-
fied with your performance. That’s it, cut and
dried,” Mayor Sardelich replied.
A decision on Judge Chau’s salary will be
made at the Oct. 23 meeting.
Traffic light at 12th St.
At the urging of Herby Gonzales and former
PISD superintendent Paul Smith, Council voted
to request the Texas Dept, of Transportation-
Yoakum District, to conduct a new traffic study
to determine the need for a stop-and-go traffic
light and the intersection of Henderson (Hwy
35 by-pass) and 12th St.
Gonzales pointed out the congested traffic
at the intersection during the school year and
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9:15 a.m. Wednesday (Oct.
17) The topic discussed
will be How to Teach
All parents are welcome
I Birding event
Friday at Mad
The monthly birding
event, Feathered Fridays,
will be held this Friday
(Oct. 19) at The Nature
Runnell’s Family Mad Is-
land Marsh Preserve near
will meet at the front gate
at 8 a.m. Binoculars, cam-
era, sunscreen, skeeter
‘pellent, water, snacks or
lunch, and outdoor cloth-
ing are recommended.
To participate, call Cathy
or email cathywake-
■ Trail Riders
ride on Saturday
The Palacios Trail Rid-
ers will be holding a
‘loop ride’ beginning 9
a.m. Saturday (Oct 20)
at Franzen’s vacant lot in
Collegeport on FM 1095.
For more information,
call James Gibson at 361-
PICK IT UP
THE PALACIOS ISD Athletic Department started a program last school year called
Palacios Athletes Give Back, and each sport was to take part in a charitable act of
kindness. Last year, over $2,770 was raised and donated to charitable organizations
in and around Palacios along with over 600-lbs. of food donated to the Robert Duran
Caring and Sharing Food Pantry and over 200 toys donated to Operation Santa Claus.
So far in the 2012-13 school year, the fall sport teams have collected $359 and 643-lbs.
of food items to donate to the Food Pantry. Pictured are: (left to right) Noah Seaman,
Dominic Garcia, Kamille Brown, Madeline Ferretiz, Heather Fort, David Aparicio,
Zach Garcia and Anthony Garcia. (Submitted Photo)
Palacios Library’s Harvest Moon Dinner
& Dance Oct. 27 at Recreation Center
‘Bow Ties and Boleros’ is the 2012 theme
for the Palacios Library’s annual Harvest Moon
Dinner & Dance to be held Oct. 27 at the Pa-
lacios Recreation Center.
The evening will begin with a reception and
silent auction at 6 p.m. followed by a seated din-
ner at 7 p.m. and a live auction after dinner.
Percy Lewis and the Jazz Prodigy, returning
by popular demand, will provide the evening’s
entertainment and music for dancing.
If you aren’t already a member of the Palacios
Library’s Century Club, memberships are still
available. To become a member of the Century
Club, go by the Palacios Library, 326 Main, Pa-
lacios, or write to: Friends of Palacios Library,
P. O. Box 2, Palacios, TX 77465.
Members receive admission for 2 to the an-
nual Harvest Moon Dinner Dance.
Century Club members’ dues of $100 per
year fund free internet access at Palacios and
Blessing libraries, the after-school homework
assistance program for Palacios’ students,
and library improvements, equipment, and
For additional information or, if you are not a
Century Club member but would like to attend
the Harvest Moon Dinner Dance, call 361-972-
3234, or call Pat at 361-972-9922.
Finalized waterfront concept
due at PEDC meeting on Wed.
The finalized concept of a Studio in Austin, was shown
redevelopment plan for Pal a- at the PEDC’s September
cios’ South Bay waterfront is meeting, when comments and
expectedat Wednesday’s (Oct. suggestions were received
17) meeting of the Palacios from PEDC board members
Economic Development Cor- and the public,
poration (PEDC). The agenda will also include
The meeting will be at 1:15 discussion on the PEDC’s
p.m. in the PEDC/Chamber enhancement grant programs
of Commerce office, 420 available to local businesses
Main St. and non-profit organizations.
A preview of the redevelop- An update on preparation
ment concept, being prepared of the PEDC’s website is also
by Roy Mann of The Rivers anticipated.
USD early voting starts Monday;
Crow’s term not expiring this year
With three chairs on the file for a new term and is on
Tidehaven ISD School Board the ballot along with Joe (Joey)
at stake and only one of the four Lucio, Jr., Stuart Lynn and Lee
candidates an incumbent, the Pierce. The three receiving the
district’s Nov. 6 school board most votes will be elected,
election has shaped up as a There will be no runoff,
top interest event for TISD Polling places for the Nov.
voters. 6 election will be the “Corn-
Early voting in the election munity Houses” in Blessing,
begins next Monday, Oct. 22. Markham and Midfield, the
Polling places for Tidehaven MOPAC House in Collegeport
ISD voters will be at the Ser- and the Matagorda County
vice Center in Bay City and Navigation District #1 admin-
at the County Annex on Com- istration building on west Main
merce St. in Palacios. St. in Palacios.
It was mistakenly reported
in last week’s Beacon that
Trustee Stephen Crow did not
file for a new term. Trustee
Crow’s term does not expire
The article should have
stated that the terms of trustees
Stephen Clontz and Robert
Dannels expire this year and
they are the ones who did not
file for re-election.
The Beacon apologizes for
Incumbent School Board
member Robbie Galvan did
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Cookoff on Friday and Saturday. The event also included some arts &
crafts booths and was sponsored by the Palacios Chamber Foundation.
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