Polk County Enterprise (Livingston, Tex.), Vol. 108, No. 70, Ed. 1 Sunday, September 2, 1990 Page: 2 of 26
PAGE LA THE POLK COUNTY ENTERPRISE, SUNDAY SEPTEMBER l, ISM
Several enter guilty pleas
LIVINGSTON - A Livingston
woman was placed on probation for
five yean after pleading guilty last
week to a charge of passing a forged
taring a district court hearing
Tueeday, Heike Maggie Ray entered
the plea before District Judge Joe
Ned Dean. In addition to the pro-
bated Jail sentence, she was ordered
to pay a 5506 fine, perform MO hours
of community service and donate 850
to the Polk County Crime Stoppers
Ray had been indicted for attemp-
ting to obtain the prescription drug
Vicodin at a local pharmacy using a
phony prescription form.
In other court action last week,
William Michael Coleman of
Goodrich was placid on probation
for four years and fined 9900 after he
entered a guilty plea to a possession
of a controlled substance charge.
According to court records, Col-
eman was indicted in January on
charges stemming from an Oct 17,
1989 incident in which he was
in possession of a quantity of co-
Among grand jury indictments
Sexual assault charged
Preliminary Census Figures
12-county DETCOG area
1980 1990 Population Change
64,172 69,553 +5.361 (-+6.8396)
Jasper 30,781 30,947
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LIVINGSTON - A sexual assault
charge, two drug related complaints
and seven burglary charges were
among the indictments handed down
by a Polk County grand jury last
During the grand jury’s meeting
Wednesday, James Darrell Hyde
was formally charged with ag-
gravated sexual assault in connec-
tion with an Aug. 7 incident in which
a woman was reported to have been
Indicted on a delivery of a con-
trolled substance charge was Jackie
Wilson Johnson, who became the
20th Polk County resident indicted in
connection with an undercover nar-
cotics investigation conducted late
LEGGETT - The Board of
Trustees of the Leggett Independent
School District will have a public
hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday stating its
intent to raise taxes.
The board is proposing a tax rate
of $1.30, a 64-cent or 5.66 percent in-
crease ova* last year’s rate of 9113.
The hearing will take place in the
Charges against three of the those
previously indicted have since been
dropped - one after he pleaded guil-
ty to other felony charges. Eight
others have pleaded guilty and have
received prison sentences.
The undercover operation was
conducted by the Deep East Texas
Regional Narcotics Trafficking
Task Force in a six-county area. The
investigation, which targeted crack
cocaine dealers, culminated on the
night of Jan. 31 when about 230 law
enforcement officers swept through
the region armed with 218 arrest
warrants. In Polk County, 26 arrest
warrants were issued.
In addition to the drug charge,
Johnson also was indicted last week
on a forgery complaint.
According to court records,
Johnson, Jimmy Dual Lewis and
Jamail Seals were each charged
with forgery in connection with
phony 9100 bills passed in Polk Coun-
ty on June 21-22.
A possession of a controlled
substance indictment also was filed
Wednesday against Baresha Lynette
Parker of Livingston in connection
with s March 9 incident involving co-
Others charged by the grand jury
last week included:
• Roger Ames of Chester, indicted
on a burglary of a habitation charge
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filed in connection with the Oct. 16,
1989 break-in at the Jamea Traylor
• Ricky West, indicted on a
burglary of a habitation charge
stemming from the June 18 break-in
at the Glafira Fabela residence.
• Andrew Roberts of Livingston,
indicted on a burglary of a building
charge stemming from a May 16
break-in of a building owned by Neal
•Elmer Smith, indicted on two
burglary of a habitation charges.
The complaints were filed in connec-
tion with tiie June 15 burglaries of
the George Hanchett and Leonard
• Timothy Ronald Taylor, indicted
on a burglary of a motor vehicle
charge filed in connection with the
July 6 break-in of a vehicle owned by
• Webster Eugene Bossett, in-
dicted on burglary of a building and
forgery charges. The burglary com-
plaint stems from the April 21 break-
in reported at the Todd Miller
residence while the forgery charge
was filed in connection with a phony
9380 check passed on April 21.
In the indictments, Bossett also is
alleged to be a habitual felony of-
fender. The records Indicate that the
man has previously been convicted
twice on forgery chargee - In Bexar
County in 1982 and in Harris County
• Dwayne Lee Williams, Indicted
on a theft of livestock complaint
stemming from a March 8 incident
in which three calves ware stolen
from Claude Hughes.
• Richard Dale Jamas of Liv-
ingston, indicted on a felony theft
charge filed in connection with a
Dec. 2, 1988 incident Involving the
theft of one head of cattle from A.L
• Randall Lee Burns, Indicted on a
forgery complaint stemming from a
May 14 Incident In which a phony
9500 check drawn on a Corrigan
bank was passed.
• Laura Taylor Shipp, Shelli Jo
Sanford and Gilbert Martin— Dias,
each indicted on felony driving while
intoxicated charges. Court records
indicate that all three have barn
previously bam convicted twice on
misdemeanor DWI charges.
Officials to study census
from page 1
be feels tiie difference may be in the
number of vacant homing units. The
Census Bureau lists 775 housing
units in tiie city - a figure Johnson
feels is “fairly accurate” - but the
government lists 181 of those units as
vacant, which he feels is more than
the actual vacancy rate. “We’re
looking into it,” Johnson said, in-
dicating that if the city can come up
with more accurate figures a census
review will be requested.
Onalaska city officials, who did
not get their preliminary census
figures until Friday afternoon, also
indicated they will be checking the
figures, but they are not as displeas-
ed as some of tiie other cities.
The latest figures show Onalaska
has a population of 724, a con-
siderable increase from the 314
residents reported in the 1980 cen-
sus. Like Corrigan city leaders, they
question the vacancy rate. 1990 cen-
sus figures show there are 777 hous-
ing units in Onalaska. In addition to
that being more housing units than
there are people, the Census Bureau
says 469 of those units are vacant.
“We will be checking into it,” City
Secretary Sherry Newport said.
As of Friday, the City of Goodrich
had not received their preliminary
Heart disease, cancer top list
Top 10 killers listed
AUSTIN - More than 54 percent of
the 124,583 deaths of Texas residents
last year resulted either from heart
disease or cancer, according to the
Texas Department of Health’s
(TDH) Bureau of Vital Statistics.
The number of deaths from heart
disease decreased slightly by 641,
from 40,808 in 1888 to 40,162 in 1988.
However, the number of cancer
deaths increased by 1,438, from
25,880 in 1998 to 27,318 in 1989.
Cerebrovascular disease ranked
third among the leading causes of
death, claiming 8,343 Texans in 1989,
while accidents ranked fourth, with
Completing the list of 10 leading
killers were: (5) bronchitis, em-
physema, asthma and allied condi-
tions - 4,337; (6) pneumonia and In-
fluents - 3,868; (7) diabetes mellitua
- 2,872; (8) homicide - 2,068; (9)
suicide - 2,073; and (10) chronic
liver disease and cirrhosis - 1,606.
The remaining 25,357 deaths of
Texas reeidents in 1988 were at-
tributed to other cases.
Dr. Robert Bernstein, Texas Com-
missioner of Health, said, “Death
for whatever cause is always tragic,
but since heart disease, cancer and
aome of the other leading killers are
largely preventable, it is even more
The commissioner said that in-
dividuals can dramatically reduce
the risk of heart disease and cancer
by developing healthful lifestyles.
He said that physicians usually
can help patients to manage
diabetes, high blood pressure and
tendencies toward obesity, all of
which can contribute to heart pro-
blems. Individuals can learn to cor-
rect their high blood cholesterol
levels, and add needed exercise to
improve their overall health.
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is the ultimate goal of every cow-calf
producer, but weaning the calvee
and taking them to market doee not
guarantee a profit, aays a livestock
specialist for the Texas Agricultural
“Even with the good prices beiig
received for calves today, many
calves will not pay the cost of main-
taining the mother cow,” said Dr.
Randall Grooms, extension
livestock specialist at the Texas
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“Cow-calf producers still have a
chance to make a profit from theae
lighweight calves if they will keep
these calves and add another 380
pounds to their weight,” Grooms
said. “Even if a producer can seO a
calf for 9300 to 9488, there is e real
profit potential in taking that calf to
a feedlot weight of 858 to 758
“Many producers have designed
feeding programs, grain or small
grain winter pastures, that can put
the gain on these lightweight calves
for 40 to 45 cents per pound,”
Grooms said. “If they increase the
weight 300 pounds, the profit should
increase at least 860 to 970 per calf.
That’s considerably more profit
than would have been made off the
cow where we have tremendous an-
To make the plan work, Grooms
has several tips for maintaining
these lightweight calves:
1. Have calves on a good plane of
nutrition at weaning.
2. Give recommended inoculations
for disease prevention.
8. Use a growth promoting im-
4. Provide adequate nutrition to
gain 146 to 2 pounds per day per
“The cow-calf producer deserves
a larger profit and has earned the
opportunity for such a profit if he on-
ly takes advantage of the current
situation,” Grooms said.
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