Polk County Enterprise (Livingston, Tex.), Vol. 98, No. 57, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 16, 1981 Page: 3 of 32
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Co. of Ennis for the application of
asphalt slurry seal for use on one mile
of roadway in Precinct 2. The bid price
includes materials and labor and will
total $11,370 for the mile of paving. A
representative of the paving company
gave a presentation to the court last
month prompting Judge Wayne Baker
to check with other counties which have
used the product. He told commis-
sioners that both Gregg and Smith
counties have used the slurry seal with
excellent results. Commissioners in the
other three precincts indicated they
may consider using the product also,
depending on the results in Precinct 2.
The court also accepted a bid from
Haney Oliver to demolish the storage
shed behind the jail. In his bid, Oliver
agreed to pay the county $1 to tear down
the building and salvage the materials.
He also proposed to complete the work
within 10 days.
Bids were also awarded on the pur-
chase of an electronic truck scale for
the Texas Department of Public Safety
and for two new garbage containers for
the county’s Solid Waste Department
The court accepted a bid of $1,354 from
Abbott Scales, one of two bidders, for
the truck scales. Sgt. Ray Schaeffer,
who is in charge of the license and
weight activities in this DPS district
said he has secured the cooperation of
the Texas Highway Department in in-
stalling the scales. The highway depart-
ment, which had already had plans to
build a truck strip off U S. 59 about six
miles north of Livingston, has agreed to
build a pit into the strip to house the
scale, according to the sergeant
Duncan Equipment Co. was awarded
the bid on the purchase of two 29-yard
garbage containers. The dumpsters
will cost a total $5,700.
In other business the court:
- approved the employment of
Cleburne 0. Swilley and H.H.
DeVilleneauve as sheriffs department
deputies to replace Bob Grissom and
Jim Marquis, who were relieved from
their duties July 4;
- agreed to repair a bridge in Hodge
Bottom in Precinct 3;
- autnoraed Judge Baker to write a let-
ter to members of the aging advisory
board advizing them to have any inter-
nal disputes resolved by the July 27
court meeting or face appointment of a
- decided to proceed with drawing of
plans for renovation of the room behind
the district courtroom;
- entered into an agreement with Kirby
Lumber Co. under which the Compaq
will donate iron ore valued at art*
$25,000 for use on roads in Precinct 4; ■
- re-appointed Judge Baker as the
county’s representative on the Deep
East Texas Council of Government’s
Board of Directors;
- set 2 p.m. Aug. 10 as the time for an
open auction of old road and bridge
- approved a plat for Wiggins Ridge
Subdivision for filing purposes only;
- approved the employment of Cornelia
Elizabeth “Friliie” Measures 1*
secretary for the County Extension Q$| , *
fice, to replace Teresa Lowe; '
- and approved a 40-day extension on
repairs to roads in Jack’s Station, Sno*'
Hill, New Hope and Mars ton.
Jury upholds Easley eviction
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The matter of Easley’s eviction was
heard by a five man, one woman jury in
Galloway’s Court Wednesday after-
noon. After hearing testimony on the
matter, jury members ruled the school
board could order its former
superintendent out of the residenoe.
Following the ruling, Lopez said the
matter would be appealed to county
court within five days.
In dismissing Easley on June 25, the
school board also voted to order Easley
out of the residence by midnight June
Contending the dismissal was not
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valid and that his contract with the
school is still in effect, Easley baa
declined to vacate the house.
According to school board attorney
Mike Willatt of Austin, should the evic-
tion order be appealed, Easley would
not be legally required to move from
the residence pending a ruling from
Faron Young featured
at subdivision opening
A large crowd of wellwishera gathered at the new Polk County
Chamber of Commerce office oa West Church Tuesday for
dedication ceremonies. An unusual addition to the dedication
ceremonies, conducted by Chamber of Commerce directors
Jim Deice and Mark Mays, was a flag ceremony by members
The overall birthrate in
the United States per 1,000
people was 10.4 In 1965.
However, by 1076 the rate
had fclten to 14.7 - the
lowest level ever recorded.
LIVINGSTON - Country-
western singer Faron Young
will be visiting Polk County
this Saturday to perform at
“le opening of Wiggins Ridge
young has been entertaift-
country music fans for 26
irs, beginning in 1951 with
Capitol Records. Seventy-six
of his songs haye been listed
among the top ten recor-
dings in trade magazines.
Among tTi’ose songs are
‘‘Hello Walls,” ‘‘Goin’
Steady,” ‘‘Wine Me Up”,
‘‘This Little Girl of
Mine”and “Four in the Mor-
ning.” The latter song was a
number one song in this
country and also sold over
one-half million copies in the
LIVINGSTON - The Polk
County Folklife Festival
Committee will meet at 7
o'clock tonight to discuss
plans for the eighth annual
festival set for Oct. Ml.
The meeting will be held in
the new Polk County
Chamber of Commerce of-
fice on West Church Street.
able to make
real savings or.
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SM N. Drew Street
He headlined his own show
in that country and has also
performed at the Palladium
in London, England; Belfast,
Ireland; and Glascow,
Scotland as well as all over
the United States.
Young will give two shows
at Wiggins Ridge - from 4
p.m. until 5 p.m. and from
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The
subdivision is located on FM
2457 (old U.S. 190) five miles
west of Livingston.
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White, Barbara. Polk County Enterprise (Livingston, Tex.), Vol. 98, No. 57, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 16, 1981, newspaper, July 16, 1981; Livingston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth789652/m1/3/: accessed December 10, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Livingston Municipal Library.