closes Hwy. 321 downtown
An accident on Houston Street in front of First Bank and Trust yesterday morning
resulted in a city block being closed to traffic for hours while city officials
worked to clean up the debris. Details are unclear at press time, although it
appears a load of transformers shifted and at least some hit the pavement. It
is known that an oil spill was involved and environmental officials were brought
in from Beaumont to help assess any hazards that might have resulted from the
accident. Cleveland police and fire department personnel worked to clean the
oil with sawdust and direct the large traffic jam that kept surrounding streets
full of stop-and-go traffic for hours.
Chamber membership drive hugely successful
A telephone blitz conducted by volunteers on Tuesday
and Wednesday resulted in 22 new members committing to at least one
in the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce. Four teams engaged in some friendly
competition as they manned phone banks, talking to prospective member businesses
and individuals about the benefits of being involved in the Chamber of Commerce.
Vorizon donated cell phones for the use of team members, and WalMart supplied
sandwiches and drinks.
Architect to be on hand for public meeting
Next Thursday evening, September 25, Cleveland City Hall will be
the site of a public meeting regarding proposed improvements to the
downtown Central Business
District. On hand to listen to citizen suggestions and comments will be architect
Carl Joiner, as well as city officials. One of the main purposes of the meeting
is to allow citizens and business owners to help develop a theme concept
plan for the downtown region. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m.
in city council
chambers at City Hall on East Boothe, and all citizens are invited and urged
Funeral Services scheduled
- Doris Burd; services Friday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m., Pace-Stancil/Probst
Chapel, with interment following at Pace-Stancil Memorial Rest
- Joseph Finney (infant); graveside services Friday, Sept. 19, 5 p.m.,
Pace-Stancil Memorial Rest Gardens - Babyland.
- Arrangements are pending for Charles Miller and Thelma
Cleveland police recorded five offenses Wednesday, including forgery,
two separate incidences of assault,and possession of a controlled
were made; Monty Allen McGlaun for no driversÕ license and Adrian Dewayne Eleby
for possession of a controlled substance and evading arrest. The Cleveland fire
department handled a car fire on CR 3890
On Tap at the Texan
Starting Friday night at 7 and 9:30 p.m. will be Open Range, rated
R, with Robert Duvall and Kevin Costner. Admission is $2 for children
and $4 for
those aged 12 and up.