The Hopkins County Echo (Sulphur Springs, Tex.), Vol. 114, No. 33, Ed. 1 Friday, August 18, 1989 Page: 3 of 4
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County court records
Larry Wayne Crowson and Car-
rie Ann Waliace.
Richard Dale Dannheim and
Trade Lynn Chester.
Johnny Charles Brown and Judy
Forest Blake Hurley and Karmon
Eddie Dwayne Johnson and
Joyce Ruth Taylor.
Roy Harold Hill and Shannon
Jimmie Lee Rushing and Kath-
Thomas Emmitt Harbin and
Kelli Rae Lynch.
Ellen Sue Shockey and Jacob
Paul Asbill and Kenneth Asbill.
Reba Romack to Hal E. Romaek,
Lot 9 in Block 1 of the Rock Creek
Addition in the Jose Y’Barbo Sur-
M. Sue Browning, Charlotte A.
Willis and Ruth Manis to Billy L.
Ford and Jean A. Ford, Lots 1 and 2
in Block 4 of the plat of the Town
of Ridgeway in the J.A. Arocha
First American Mortgage Co. to
Federal National Mortgage Associ-
ation, Lot 4 in Block 1, Section 1,
of the Highland Creek Addition in
the Santos Coy Survey.
Bill Tate and Trudy Tate to
Quinton Rasure and Willette
Rasure, 2.836 acres in the Nacog-
doches University Survey.
Quinton Rasure and Willette
Rasure to Wanda Richhart, 0.097
acres in the Nacogdoches Univer-
John Stanley Williams and Julia
Anne Williams to Travis D. Fails
and Peggy Joan Fails, Lot 22 in
Block 3 of the Highland Hills Addi-
tion in the Jose Y’Barbo Survey.
Scott Michael Erickson and Jill
Ann Erickson to Kay Sheffield, Lot
10 in Block 4 of the Woodbridge
Crossing Addition in the Jose Y’-
Robert J. Williams Sr. and Judy
F. Williams to Michael Smith and
Susan Smith, 0.21 acres in the Jose
Texas Commercial Savings As-
sociation to Claude E. Brice and
Peggy A. Brice, 0.23 acres in the
M.A. Bowlin Survey.
Don Amick and Jane Hill Amick
to James R. McCaleb, Lot IS of the
Highland Oaks Addition in the Jose
Mitzi Harrington to Central Bap-
tist Church, 0.580 acres in the M.A.
Robert F. Vititow and Valorie C.
Vititow to Ralph Edward Campbell
and Vicki Campbell, Lot 7 in Block
3 of the Winding Creek Estates Ad-
dition in the Jose Y’Barbo Survey.
James M. Mobly to Terry A.
Pierce and Gloria A. Pierce, 6.771
acres in the M. Stewart Survey.
Farm Credit Bank of Texas to
Billy G. Scott and Vickie A. Scott,
77.4 acres in the C.C. Jordan Sur-
vey and 51.6 acres in the William
Cannon and William Teer surveys.
Fanita Dossett McLaughlin,
Odessa Dossett and Millie Dossett
Guynn to Central Baptist Church,
0.265 acres in the M.A. Bowlin
Mike Kelty to Roger Earl Berry
and Debbie Sue Berry, Lot 7 in
Block 2, Section 1, of the Highland
Creek Addition in the Santos Coy
Arthur Carter and Stella B. Car-
ter to Robert Arthur Carter Jr.,
Royce Eugene Carter, Lynda Kaye
Carter Walker and Randy Dale Car-
ter, 10.0 acres in the Jasper Wil-
New nursing home opening
By CHRISTY BUSBY
Regency Terrace, the newest
nursing home facility in Hopkins
County, is more than a nursing
home. It is a community-minded
facility that will encompass an ar-
ray of medical needs, co-owner
Carol Hurley said.
“To have such an elderly county,
its amazing to see how much has
not been offered in the way of these
needs,” she said.
Hurley’s utmost goal is to take
care of people, “My goal here is to
take care of the elderly, but if I do
that, I must take care of my staff as
Hurley, who has been ad-
ministrator of nursing homes since
she was 18 years old will operate
the 34,000 square foot facility with
her husband. Dr. Bill Hurley.
Hurley believes that a nursing
home is pot just isolated to the el-
derly, but that it must be a com-
“1 look upon it as making a full
circle," she said. “It starts with my
husband and I, then the nurses, then
the old folks, then the families of
the elderly and finally the word
spreads out into the community that
this nursing home is doing a good
The 120-bed facility will devote
60 beds lo total skilled Medicare
care, a certification that less than
five percent of Texas nursing
homes apply for, Hurley said.
“There are two reasons why so
few apply for the certification,” she
said. 'Almost any supplemental in-
surance does not help out unless
this kind of certification is valid
and most are nft willing to pay for
hospital stay, but they will pay for
long term stay like this," Hurley
Hie remaining 60 beds will be
part of interim intermediate care
that can be broken down into three
environments: retirement home,
daycare and intermediate care.
The retirement home environ-
ment will be designed for those
people whose families have moved
out of town but still need the
socialization and nutritional aspects
that a nursing home can offer. Hur-
The day care program would al-
low the elderly person to have the
conveniences of company and qual-
ity service at the nursing home dur-
ing the day and the comfort of their
own home at nighL
“You can get the rate much
much less. This is not for long term
nursing care around the clock, but
for those who need help or relief
taking care of their elderly,” Hurley
The intermediate care would be
for those people who have health
ailments that are not too serious.
“ Most of these people will come in
sick, but not sick enough for long
term care. It is for those who do not
need totally skilled care, but need
supervision,” Hurley said.
Hurley is eager to dispel the neg-
ative reputations that nursing
homes seem to carry in the minds
of the old and young alike.
“The elderly people deserve
dignity and respect That is some-
thing that some outsiders do not
think the elderly get from nursing
homes. They (elderly) have the
right to that because they will be
paying to live here," she said.
“Also, some of them must real-
ize that going to a nursing home is
not the end of the world. We need
to change that attitude," she added.
She also noted the facility’s con-
tribution to the local economy.
“This is important in this area at
this crucial time. This should be
$77,000 projected payroll a
month,” she said.
Hurley is looking for community
involvement as well. “We want to
get junior high candy stripers out
here. We want to let the latch key
kids come over and read to our el-
derly. Everyone would benefit,” she
The facility also plans to offer
community services like current in-
formation forums and helping
people fill out their Medicare
“I want people to come and
bring their med gap, pharmacy
bills, hopitilization and anything
else. We want to help them,” the
Dr. Hurley earned a veterinarian
degree from Texas A&M Univer-
sity and grew up around the Sul-
phur Springs area. Carol grew up in
Holmes gets senior post
at First American Bank
Richard Holmes has been elected
senior vice president and controller
at First American Bank in Sulphur
He will assume duties Monday.
Holmes banking career spans
nine years. He most recently served
as cashier of a newly chartered
bank in Oebume, according to a
news release from Barry Orr, bank
The senior vice president holds a
bachelor of business administration
degree from West Texas State
University in Canyon where he
held a tennis scholarship and was
twice named singles champion in
the Missouri Valley Conference.
He also attended the Tfcxas Tech
Intermediate School of Banking.
Holmes served as director, exec-
utive vice president and treasurer of
the Johnson County United Way,
was a member of First United
Methodist Church in Cleburne and
was a director and Tkil Twister of
the Cleburne Lions Club.
He is married and has two child-
Report indicates changes
in proposed landfill site
Home on leave
An amended application for a
landfill two miles south of the
Hopkins County line off of High-
way 852 in Wood County expands
the area of refuse coverage and lists
an xact tite for liner clay.
The applicant. DaUat-baacd East
Texas Landfill Inc., refiled the ap-
The permit seeks to use a 99-acre
site, owned by the company's vice
president, Howard M. (Tfcx) Hill, as
a Type I unitary tandfiB. This type
accented only in a wetted condition
and in a tightly closed and onnip-
tured containers or bags approved
by the Tfcxas Air Control Board."
The oqpnal application sated
that waste Iran Wtzmsboro and
rural Hopkins ad Wood counties,
would be accepted, a service area
of 120j000i But. according to the
U.S. Census Bran's 1987 jwplua
combined population of 38^)00-
THE HOPKINS COUNTY ECHO, Sulphur Springs, Texas, Friday, August 18, 1989--3.
New park commission gets
pep talk from city officials
By DANA L. CLEAVER
Enhancing the quality of life in
Sulphur Springs became both an
inspiration and a challenge to the
Parks and Recreation Commission
Monday night as members of the
newly formed group embarked
upon what was described as a new
commitment of the City Council.
In its inaugural meeting, seven
members of the commission heard
enthusiastic words of support and
encouragement from several city
leaders, including Mayor Lydia
“You have a tremendous oppor-
tunity to have an impact on the
quality of life in the community of
Sulphur Springs, and I know you’ll
all work to the best of your
abilities,” Bryant said.
“We’re expecting great things
from you all — I hope we can give
you the money to do it with,” she
Bryant’s comments were echoed
in an address by City Manager Jack
Dickerson, who referred to the col-
lective grouf) as a “valuable” or-
He said, “You have an oppor-
tunity to achieve something that
probably has not been achieved be-
fore....We look forward to many
months of progress, working and
Seven members of the nine-
member commission were present
for the initial gathering, which
opened with a swearing-in
Commission appointee Fred Dial
was unable to attend, and Lillian
Washington has declined to serve
on the city board. A replacement
for her will be appointed by the
a ncil at a later date.
After drawing for staggered
terms, the commissioners un-
animously named Chuck Osborn as
chairman. Dwight Alexander was
then unanimously chosen as the
group’s first vice chairman.
For their “first lesson” in plan-
ning, Community Development
Director Roger Powell explained
that an eight-step “planning
process” will be closely followed.
“It involves, largely, planning,
attacking the problems, solving
them and getting into an imple-
mentation schedule,” Powell said
of the never-ending, cycling plan.
Headlining the plan is an inven-
tory process, which encompasses
land and any improvements needed
on the land. Targeting new park
areas and incorporating them with
existing parks is the next step, fol-
lowed by determining the re-
quirements of each park.
The plan continues with the de-
velopment of criteria for each park,
prioritizing improvements and
making a budget, planning and up-
dating for funding possibilities,
programming the projects and,
finally, implementing the im-
Powell stressed that the board
will be planning for a parks system
to suit all facets of the community,
including the young and old and
those interested in active and pas-
“We have a great system of
parks to build,” he said. “And, we
can be beautiful and ornate without
being expensive or flashy.”
Prior to Powell’s remarks, ex-
officio member Margin Latham had
appealed to the commission to be
enthusiastic and innovative. She
encouraged them to work with lo-
cal developers to provide additional
“You have a tremendous respon-
sibility,” she said. “It’s very excit-
ing, and you get to make the rules.
I’m just anxious to see what you
Other members of the board are
Dan Leach, Eddie Jo Edge, Jo Ann
Hippert, Bob Cody and Monty
Ex-officio members are Latham,
representing the City Council;
Danny Durham, Sulphur Springs
school district; and Suzanne Baum\
FORMS FOR low-income
households with a medical need for
cooling to receive a one-time cash
benefit are available at 147 Jeffer-
son Sl The limited funds are avail-
able on a first come, first serve
basis. The benefit could range from
$48 to $138. For more information,
call Vela Pace at 214-885-6597.
DR. WILLIAM E. Thompson
has been named head of the de-
partment of sociology and
anthropology at East Texas State
University, according to Dr. Jerry
D. Morris. Thompson comes to
ETSU from Emporia State Univer-
sity, Emporia, Kan.
THE CLOTHES Hanger is in
dire need of new and good used
children’s clothing for needy child-
ren beginning school soon. The
Clothes Hanger, located at 214
Connally St, open Monday 9 a.m.
to 12 p.m. and Thursday 1 p.m. to 5
p.m., is a non-profit organization
staffed entirely by volunteers.
NAVY PETTY Officer 3rd Class
Laura J. Owens recently reported
for duty aboard the destroyer tender
USS Shenendoah, homeported in
Norfolk, Va. Owens is the daughter
of June Everett, Como. Her hus-
band, Ronnie, is the son of Ray and
Lois Owens, Sulphur Springs.
Owens, a 1984 graduate of Como-
Pickton High School, joined the
Navy in 1985.
VICKIE L. Smithers of Saltillo
was named to the 12th edition of
the National Dean’s List. She is a
junior at East Texas State Univer-
sity and the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. W.E. Cross of Sulphur
PINK LADIES for the week at
Hopkins County Memorial Hospi-
tal are Linda Maddox, Lanelle
Stanley, Faye Hargrave, Marie
Burkham, Vivian Jacobsen, Johnnie
Masters, Juanita Woosley, Jo Mae
Moore, Linda Harrison, Roverta
Dawson, Jackie Semple, Sue Floyd
and Thelma McClendon.
SMOKE TESTING of the city’s
sewer lines was continuing Mon-
day, with crews starting the after-
noon work on Houston Street.
From Houston, the crews were ex-
pected to go to Church Street and
out to Airport Road.
MEMBERS OF the city’s Parks
and Recreation Commission will
gather for their first meeting at 7
p.m. Monday in the Municipal
Building. On the meeting agenda
are the oaths of office, the selection
of members for staggered terms
and selections of a chairman and
vice chairman. Councilwoman
Margin Latham, ex-officio member,
will deliver the opening comments
of the meeting.
Tracie Larry of Cooper an
nounces the birth of a son at 3:08
p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, in Hopkins
County Memorial Hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. John Nolan of Sul-
phur springs announce the birth of
a son at 12:47 p.m. Monday, Aug
14, in Hopkins County Memorial
Brad and Leanne Dennis of
Cumby announce the birth of a
daughter, Melissa Kate, at 5:39
p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at Baylor
University Medical Center in Dal
las. She weighed 8 pounds, 3
ounces. Grandparents are Mrs.
Velma Locke of Grand Prairie and
Mr. and Mrs. Lucious Dennis of
Cumby. Great-grandparents are
Mrs Bessie Adams of Temple and
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Rutlier of
Mr. and Mrs. Lucky Bolden ol
Mincola announce the birth of a
son at 6:41 p.m Saturday, Aug. 12,
in Hopkins County Memorial Hos-
Mr. and Mrs. David Worden of
Cooper announce the birth of a son
at 11:18 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, in
Hopkins County Memorial Hospi-
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Lopez of
Sulphur Springs announce the birth
of a son at 3:14 a.m. Tuesday, Aug.
15, in Hopkins County Memorial
Gina Ramsey of Brashear an
nounces the birth of a daughter at
5:59 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, in
Hopkins County Memorial Hospi-
The victim of a residential
burglary in July has increased the
reward for information pertaining
to the loss of about $100,000 in
cash and merchandise.
Woodrow Wilson said he has
boosted his original $1,000 reward
to $1,500 in hopes that someone
will come forth with information
about the burglary of his house and
adjoining workshop at 1112 Church
In addition to Wilson’s reward,
the Crime Stoppers organization is
continuing it offer of a $1,000
reward for information in the case.
The rewards are being offered
few information leading to the arrest
and indictment of the person or
people responsible for the burglary
Informants may remain
anonymous, and calls can be made
to Crime Stoppers at 885-2020 or
the Sulphur Springs Police De-
partment at 885-7602.
Police officials said Friday that
an invesugaiion of the burglary is
The crime occurred some time
during the Fourth of July holiday,
from July 2 to 4. Entry was forced
into both the shop and the house
through rear doors, police said
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Keys, Clarke & Hillsamer, Dave. The Hopkins County Echo (Sulphur Springs, Tex.), Vol. 114, No. 33, Ed. 1 Friday, August 18, 1989, newspaper, August 18, 1989; Sulphur Springs, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth780000/m1/3/?q=MISSOURI%20CITY: accessed February 25, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hopkins County Genealogical Society.