Cleveland "relief route" efforts
Efforts to construct a relief route around Cleveland are making headway,
according to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). State
highway officials say the project is scheduled to go to contract in
approximately two years. The plans involve building two lanes of an
eventual four-lane highway to help relieve congestion on SH 105 through
downtown Cleveland. The new highway would begin at SH 105 just west
of Cleveland and reconnect to the highway two miles east of Loop 573.
TxDOT expects the environmental process should be completed in early
2004. It could take up to 18 months to get the needed property for
Public hearing on city's budget tonight
Cleveland residents may speak at tonight's city council meeting regarding
the City's 2004 fiscal year budget Scheduled for 7 p.m. at council
chambers on East Boothe, the regular meeting includes a public hearing
on the budget, followed by council approving the ordinance establishing
that 2004 budget. Sewer and water rates will also be considered,
as well as setting the fiscal year tax rates. The proposed fiscal
2004 tax rate for maintenance and operation is .4768 per $100 valuation
and .2231 per $100 valuation for debt services.
Early voting ends today
Today - Tuesday, September 9 - is the last day for early voting
in the upcoming Constitutional Amendment Election. Early returns
that, statewide, only approximately 1% of registered voters in
Texas have bothered to cast early votes on these propositions.
proposed amendments to the state's constitution will be decided
in the election, including the controversial Proposition 12 that
capping punitive damages awarded in medical malpractice suits.
Voting in Cleveland is available only at the Cleveland county Annex
from 9-5 today. Actual election day is Saturday, September 13.
Services for Moon Young held today
Funeral services for Moon Young, Cleveland's longtime photographer
and unofficial historian, are scheduled for this morning at 10
a.m. at the Oak Shade Baptist Church just outside of Cleveland.
September 9, was Young's 76th birthday. He succumbed to cancer
at St. Luke's
Hospital in Houston early last Saturday morning. Moon, survived
by his wife Jo Ann and sons Jeff and Wes, will be buried at Cleveland
Funeral Services scheduled
- Mary Merchant, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m., graveside at Houston
- Ed Roberds, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. at Pace-Stancil/Probst
Chapel, with interment following at Old Waverly Cemetery. Visitation
6-9 p.m. at Pace-Stancil.
Cleveland police answered 23 general calls Sunday, including
a burglary of habitation at 526 N. Fenner. The Cleveland
called to a location on S. Washington on a report of smoke
coming from the
On Tap at the Texan
Freaky Friday, rated PG. Showtime through Thursday night
is 7 p.m. Admission is $2 for children aged 3-11, and $4