Polk County Enterprise (Livingston, Tex.), Vol. 124, No. 5, Ed. 1 Sunday, January 15, 2006 Page: 2 of 60
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PAGE 2A - POLK COUNTY ENTERPRISE, SUNDAY, JANUARY 15,2006
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Tribe seeking return of money, damages
from page 1
provide roads, housing and
education and to take care of our
elderly and our children.
“The Tigua Tribe from El Paso
approached our leaders about
making a contribution to the
Capital Athletic Foundation, which
we drought was a charitable
organization. Then we found out
later that it was not," Downing
She emphasized that the
Alabama-Coushattas “were never a
client of Abramoff.”
Downing verified that an
attorney for the tribe has filed a
demand letter for the return of the
$50,000 and damages with
Greenberg Traurig, AbramofFs
When asked if the tribe feels like
it was sold out by the Tiguas,
Downing said no.
“We’re still bound together by
that restoration act.. We still have to
work with them,” she said.
Brady, too, is concerned about
“It really troubles me that Jack
Abramoff might have been behind
this. I signed that letter in good
faith,” Brady said. “I don’t accept
contributions from Jack Abramoff
or Indian gaming. I just don’t.
“For 10 years, I’ve held the
Leggett board to eye duty pay
LEGGETT - The supplemental
duty pay rate for professionals and
paraprofessionals will be discussed
and considered for action by the
Board of Trustees of the Leggett
Independent School District during
its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Revisions to the student hand-
book and the student code of con-
duct will be considered for ap-
The purchase of a school bus will
LIVINGSTON - Some much-
neededt rain is ^n the forecast for
Monday, but a ban on outdoor
burning continues in Polk County
and throughout much of Texas.
State Forester and Director of the
Texas Forest Service Jim Hull said
this winter’s fire season is the worst
he’s seen in nearly 10 years since
he became state forester in 1996.
He is urging Texans to remain on
their guard against any actions that
could result in additional wildfires
in the state.
In the first five days of 2006,
191,806 acres burned in Texas,
which are more acres than all of
2005. While local fire departments
are the first responders to wildfires
in Texas, if the size of a fire or
conditions - such as the recent
drought and high winds and low
relative humidity - exceeds local
control, additional Texas Forest
Service crews and equipment are
called upon to help.
The forest service has assisted
local fire departments in fighting
several grass and brush fires in
“Current fire threat conditions
are so extreme that almost any
wildfire has the potential to exceed
local control at this point,” said
“We are here to protect Texans
and their property," ttlfr Hull.
“And we need all Texans’ help in
guarding our state against the dev-
astation of these fires."_
be considered for action.
In policy matters, the board will
discuss and consider action on
TASB Policy DCD (Local), FDA
(Local) and FhjF (Local).
The board will discuss and con-
sider action on the 2004-2005 fi-
nancial audit report, as well as the
audit engagement letter from John
Pechacek for the 2005-2006 school
In other finance-related matters,
the board will review paid bills for
December, discuss current and de-
linquent tax collections for Decem-
ber and review cash receipts and
cash disbursements for December.
Additionally, the board will dis-
cuss the financial budget analysis
report for December.
An executive session is on the
reeqda at yhicfuUme the board will
deliberate personnel issues, specifi-
cally resignations, employment anu
the search for a superintendent.
In communications and reports, a
proposed strategic plan for the dis-
trict from the Region VI Education
Service Center will be presented, as
will procedures and guidelines for
the employment of a superinten-
Recommendations from the su-
perintendent regarding a reduction
in force will be presented.
The board is slated to review a
statement of loss claim recapitula-
tion report from Hurricane Rita.
As January is School Board Ap-
preciation Month throughout the
State of Texas, the Leggett trustees
will be recognized for their leader-
ship in public education and their
continuing service to the children
of the Leggett Community.
The principal’s monthly report
will be presented and the calendar
of ev&ts will be reviewed.
Other items on the agenda in-
clude approval of the minutes of
the Dec. 15 meeting.
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belief that federal law is clear that
the agreement between Texas and
the tribe prohibiting gaming has
never changed, and the courts have
agreed,” Brady said.
“My principle has been widely
known for a decade and was one of
the first things we talked about
when we met,” he said, referring to
his first meetingxwith tribal leaders
after becoming their representative
“I have come to greatly respect
the tribal council and the people of
the reservation. They are wonderful
people to work with,” Brady said.
“Right now, we’re working on
economic development grants and
ways that the federal government
can begin paying some of the back
“I hope we can continue to work
together,” Brady said.
DRAWING FOR PLACES - Polk County Democratic Chair-
man Sharon Teal (center) is shown with Precinct 4 Commis-
sioner Tommy Overstreet (left) and Mike Templeton (right),
Overstreet’s challenger in the March 7 Democratic primary
election. The two candidates drew for places on the ballot Fri-
day. Overstreet will be first on the ballot and Templeton will be
Collision sends two to hospitals
ONALASKA - Two people were
injured in a two-vehicle collision
Saturday, Jan. 7, on U.S. I90, 3.1
miles east of Onalaska.
A 2000 Honda Accord driven by
Santana Maria Merino, 19, of Ona-
laska was eastbound and a 1996
Dodge Intrepid driven by James
Edward Foster, 3f, of Point Blank
was westbound when Foster drove
on the wrong side of the road and
struck Merino’s car, according to
Texas Highway Patrol Trooper
Foster was transported by medi-
cal helicopter to Memorial
Hermann Hospital in Houston. Me-
rino, listed with non-incapacitating
injuries, was transported by ambu-
lance to Memorial Medical Center
Foster was charged with driving
on the wrong side of the road not
while passing and no seat belt in
connection with the accident,
which occurred at 10:20 p.m.
Congratulations To Our Winners Of Big Daddy’s
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Winner of the Mountian Bike Winner of the Go-Kart
Everyone At Big Daddy’s Firework Co.
__Thanks You For a Great Season!
How you can support Polk County &
Why you should sign the petitions
A Message to Polk County Voters
*Cities tan only raise
raising property taxes
or increasing sales tax
revenue. I’m signing
the petitions sow
can vote to keep our
saks tax dollars in
Livingston and Polk
County. Ibis way
Livingston can raise
more sales tax income
and need less in * ■
Polk County Resident
The Polk County Citizens for Better Business is
circulating petitions to allow you the right to vote
to allow limited alcohol sales in Polk County. State
law requires us to gather nearly 4,000 signatures
of Polk County registered voters in order to call the
election for May. The two propositions are:
At my restaurant, the
expense and complir. _
1. The legal sale of beer and wine for off-
premise consumption only.
2. The legal sale of mixed beverages in
restaurants by food and beverage certificate
*Peopk are going to
drink and I’m tired
of Seeing drunk
drivers on our high-
ways. Studies show
that when you shorten
the distance people
have to drive to buy
their alcohol, the fewer
It Just makes sense,
fit only takes afew
minutes to run to the
local store and buy a
6-pack, then there is
less chance you'll drink
one on the way home."
Plain and simple, Proposition 1 will only allow
grocery and convenience stores like Wal-Mart and
HEB to sell beer and wine. No liquor stores are
allowed—by state law.
Proposition 2 will only allow legitimate restau-
rants to serve mixed beverages. No bars, night-
clubs or gentlemen's clubs are allowed—again by
cation of requiring
dub membership"is an
expensive burden and
a nuisance to the ern-
tomcr. The added cost
does not create one job
nor generate a single
dollar in tax revenue.
By voting "FOR”and
changing this law, we
eliminate private club
and will help lower
business costs and help
Polk County attract
We want to keep our tax dollars local working to
pay for our police, parks and roads. Support Polk
County—sign the petition and give yourself the
right to vote!
Ruby Martin, Treasurer
Polk County Citizens for Better Business
"Helping our grocery and convenience stores and restau-
rants just makes good sense. Hi have a great community
and eliminating "private dub ruks" will encourage more
restaurants and support our retailgrocery stores."
“The Texas Legislature
created a law that
only allows legitimate
restaurants like El
Taquito, to be able to
serve mixed beverages
without being private
club. 'Ibis law only
applies to legitimate
restaurants and will
not allow bars, night-
clubs or topless clubs. ’
Jay Lee, Owner,
. Cafi in the Pines
Lea Clark, Owner, RB’s Lake Grocery
WHERE CAN I SIGN:
Whirlwinds - Scenk Loop FM 3277 The Wet Deck — FM 350 South Livingston (Right on the lake)
Pueblo Vista Mexican Restaurant - US 190 West Livingston Dusan Diner —11941 US 190 West, Livingston,
Julie's Seafood & More - 3676 US 190 West Livingston Pit Stop Chevron - US Highway 190, Livingston
Sands Motel — 1503 North Washington - Business 59, Livingston
Sign On for Polk County
Political Ad paid for by Polk County Citizens for Better Business, 241 Pina Valley Drive, Uvin^ston, Texas 77351. Ruby Martin, Treasurer
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White, Barbara. Polk County Enterprise (Livingston, Tex.), Vol. 124, No. 5, Ed. 1 Sunday, January 15, 2006, newspaper, January 15, 2006; Livingston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth788146/m1/2/: accessed February 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Livingston Municipal Library.