Sulphur Springs News-Telegram (Sulphur Springs, Tex.), Vol. 111, No. 58, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 9, 1989 Page: 1 of 12
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Horses, bulls, goats
brace for CRA rodeo
By KARLA S. WARE
Dvided by Talco-based Gene
The stock producer and the
members of the sponsoring com-
mittee for the Hopkins County
Spring Roundup Rodeo are looking
toward the ‘‘best membership
rodeo they’ve had, a member of the
local rodeo committee saiflfeps-
The rodeo action begins Thurs-
day night at 8, when the Hopkins
County Sheriff’s Posse will be lead-
ing the grand entry into the Civic
Before the rodeo takes the
limelight, a parade will progress
through the city to the Civic Center
with the posse members leading.
The parade is set to begin at First
National Bank at S p.m. and pro-
ceed to the square and down Con-
nally Street to the riders' destina-
Riders can join the parade be-
ginning at the bank, and each rider
receives a free ticket to the Thurs-
day night rodeoing, president
Dwight Bruhn of the local commit-
Tickets will be on sale at the
door, costing $5 for adults and $3
for children 12 and younger.
The stock for the rodeo is being
Smith Rodeo Co. One of the most
important aspects of a rodeo, the
stock is quality, said Sam Stewart, a
member of the Hopkins County
Rodeo Committee and assistant
manager of the Civic Center.
"Gene's always got good stock, partment and Department of Public
We are fortunate to work with Safety. The officers will be steer
somebody like him,” Stewart said, wrestling.
the arena, rides to the opposite end,
picks up his teammate and rides
back to the beginning.
Friday’s community involvement
contest involves law enforcement
officials from the Sheriff’s Depart-
ment, Sulphur Springs Police De-
adding that the producer believes
the rodeo will be the “best mem-
bership” the CRA has had.
In addition to the barrel racing,
bareback riding, calf roping, saddle
bronc riding, steer wrestling, team
roping and bull riding, each night
boasts of additional activity.
Highlighting each night with a
performance, Jimmy Slone of
Emory will be demonstrating how
to ride a longhorn steer in various
events. Bruhn has classified the
well-known act as "really dif-
In a further addition to gain more
community awareness and partici-
pation in the spring rodeo, the
committee has acquired sponsors
for events each night
Area schoolchildren will be
competing against each other
Thursday night. Each school's two-
member team will be competing in
ned pickup race. One student
from each team starts at one end of
Saturday’s contest pits banker
against banker in a billy goat tying
Rough stock slack, special buck-
ing events, competition will be run
each night following the regular
competition, Stewart said. And, be-
ginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, timed
event slack competition begins.
Slack runs are open to the public
free of charge.
The spring roundup rodeo is
sponsored annually by the local
committee, and the funds raised
through the three days of the event
go toward improvements to the
Civic Center and funding future
rodeos, Bruhn has said.
For example, he said, the com-
mittee contributed about $8,000
from its account to build the live-
stock pavilion. The committee was
at the forefront of getting the build-
ing effort started.*
Barton earns $16,000
Eleven of the state’s students
wore in a field of 1,753 students
competing for scholarships from
the University of Tbxas Alumni As-
sociation, and Sulphur Springs’
Chris Barton made the final cut.
The Sulphur Springs High
School senior was awarded a
$16,000 scholarship to study
magazine journalism at the Austin
"It really hasn’t sunk in,” he said
shortly after being notified. “It
seems hard to believe. It’s great.
It’s going to make paying for col-
lege a lot easier.”
After making the finals on the
basis of his class rank, college
entrance test scores, honors,
awards, activities and an essay on
his greatest challenge. Barton and
19 other high school students had
personal interviews with the selec-
tion committee this weekend.
Nine of the students received
scholarships and two
Though the interviews are over,
the association with the committee
is not, he said. The selection com-
mittee slays in close contact with
its recipients throughout their
university stay. And, he will be
helping in the selection process for
next year’s recipients.
“I’m just really pleased.” he
said. “It’s terrific.”
$16,000 scholarships i
received $8,000 scholarshi
days and fair at night
Friday lows tonight
30s southeast to the mid-
40s southwest. Wanner Fri-
with highs in the upper 60s
lieast to the middle 70s
Business ......... 5
Jimmy Stone rides his four-year-old longhorn steer Wednesday in anticipation of his performances
in the Hopkins County Civic Center rodeo arena as ^during the three nights of the Hopkins County
Sam Stewart, assistant manager of the Civic Cen- Spring Roundup Rodeo. Rodeo action begins at 8
ter, looks on. Stone was practicing in the arena p.m. Thursday.
—Staff photo by Karla S. Ware
Tower’s nomination crumbles
under stinging Senate sorties
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate
Democrats pressed for a vote today
to reject the nomination of John
Tower to run the Pentagon, wh
the White House appeared rexigr
to defeat and said President Bush
would have a replacement can-
didate quickly if Tower was
Admitting that only “a miracle”
could save Tower, Republicans
made a last-minute bid to give him
an extraordinary six-month proba-
tion period to prove he can abstain
With the prospect of defeat
seemingly inevitable, White House
press secretary Marlin Fitzwater
said, “If necessary, we’U come up
with a (new) candidate very
“It must be clear to all that
people like the chief of staff and the
national security adviser, any num-
ber of congressmen and senators
and any number of other outside
'experts have candidates on the tip
of their tongue and they are more
than willing and ready to provide
those names and begin considera-
tion of them when the time comes,”
the spokesman said.
“But the time has not come,”
Fitzwater added. “The time will
come as soon as the .vote is com-
pleted. We will wait until then.”
The probation idea was criticized
by senior Democrats.
Sen. Phil Gramm, R-Tbxas, said
on ABC’s “Good Morning
America” show that the vote likely
would come by late afternoon, and
he insisted the battle for confirma-
tion was not yet lost.
"I think the idea surfacing, a
new approach, a trial period was a
recognition the numbers were
against us,” Gramm said. “I think
it's an uphill battle but I still think
Women injured in ‘odd’ auto accident
it’s doable. What that means is
you’ve got to get somebody
change. Is that easy? No.
likely? No, but is it possible. 1 think
“We ought to cut it clean; we
ought not to have some hazy never-
never land out there and leave this
thing hanging in the balance for six
months,” said Sen. Robert C. Byrd,
D-W.Va., the chamber’s most
senior Democrat. “The time has
come to make a decision — to vote
it up or down — and we ought not
to dawdle or hem and haw.”
The already slim chance Tower
would be confirmed was dealt a
crushing blow on Wednesday as a
parade of previously undecided
Democratic senators announced
they would vote “no.”
" Two Sulphur Springs elderly
women were hospitalized Wednes-
day afternoon after they were in-
jured in an automobile accident that
one police officer termed “pretty
Lt. Mike Pehl said officers are
continuing the investigation of the
it that occurred at 1:20 pm.
parking lot o
« said Christi
lot of The Center,
Christine C. Hoven-
camp, 86, drove past the drive-thru
window at Burger King restaurant
when she lost control of die
automobile, yrhich struck a guide
wire in front of Burger King and a
curb at the entrance of Furr’s
Continuing south on the east side
of Furr’s, the car struck a dirt
mound in back of the cafeteria and
became airborne. Upon landing
upright, the car continued south and
struck an unattended truck parked
in back of Pizza Inn. „
Police estimated the speed of the
vehicle at about 50 mph, Pehl said.
The victims were not wearing
seatbelts, he added.
Describing In injury acckteoi in
a parking lot as tare, Pehl said
medical problems may be linked to
The driver was transferred by
helicopter Wednesday afternoon to
Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.
She was listed in serious condition
The passenger, LeMa Faye Car-
roll, 80, was in stable condition
Thursday morning at Hopkins
County Memorial Hospital
Rita Clements, wife of Gov.
Bill Clements, will be in Sul-
phur Springs Friday to help
kick off the Main Street Pro-
ject. The event begins at 1:25
p.m. on Heritage Square.
Hopkins County taxing entities
will be receiving an adjustment to
their quarterly payments to the Tax
Appraisal District, according to
District Appraiser Charles Stone.
Because of a budget savings,
more than $16,000 will be divided
among the schools, county, cities
and hospital districts.
As the largest contributor. Sul-
phur Springs Independent School
District wifi n
and their ad-
Emergency crews tend to two Sulphur Springs el-
derly women in a vehicle that crashed into a
parked tractor-trailer rig Wednesday afternoon in tensive care nnit
the parking lot at The Center, 1400 Mockingbird dition Thursday
Lane. The driver of the car was taken by helicopter Memorial Hospiri
to Baylor Medical Center hi Dallas and was listed
in serious condition Thursday morning in the in-
unit The passenger was in stable coo-
morning in Hopkins County
—Staff pMo by Oaaa L Durham
receive an adjustment
—Hopkins County, $4,166.47.
—City of Sulphur Springs,
$ 1 948.04
—Hopkins County Memorial
—North Hopkins Independent
School District, $769.90.
—Como-Pickton ISD, $693.58.
—Sulphur Bluff ISD, $399.50
—Cumby ISD, $30431
—Saltillo ISD, $26132.
—Miller Grove ISD, $257.84.
—City of Cumby, $4130.
—City of Como, $2832.
The overall Hopkins County
land value percentages may drop
if the real estate market con-
tinues to go down, Thx Appraisal
District Chief Appraiser Charles
Stone said at a district board
meeting this week.
Information has been made
available that shows percentages
for Hopkins County and four
other nearby counties.
Hopkins County fair market
values involving the agriculture
allowance, and oil, gas and
mineral values are set at more
than 120 percent for 1989.
The values are based on fair
market value as part of the taxing
The production value of
Acreage involving the agriculture
allowance is at 127 percent while
the mineral values are at 125
“Oil and gas is a little out of
proportion,” Stone said.
District appraisers determine
the fair market value by con-
sidering what the current tax
value is cowled with what com-
parable land is actually sold for,
—Personal property other than
commercial and industrial, 103
—Multi-family residences, in-
dustrial real estate and vacant
lots, 102 percent.
• —Single-family residences,
—Personal property — indus-
trial, and overall value, 99 per-
—Acreage, utilities and com-
mercial real estate, 98 percent
—Farm and ranch im-
provements, and personal proper-
ty — commercial, 96 percent
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Keys, Clarke. Sulphur Springs News-Telegram (Sulphur Springs, Tex.), Vol. 111, No. 58, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 9, 1989, newspaper, March 9, 1989; Sulphur Springs, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth816226/m1/1/: accessed March 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hopkins County Genealogical Society.