February 07, 2004
Updated (Tues, Thurs, Fri, & Sat)
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City gets $500,000 for home improvement
Cleveland has been awarded a $500,000 home program
grant that will make some eligible homeowners very
happy during the next year.
Awarded by the Texas Department of Housing and
Community Affairs, the money is to be used to
rehabilitate existing homes and to build new ones for
qualified city residents. The even better news is
that homeowners will not have to repay the monies they
City Manager Philip Cook and a representative from
Public Management Inc. will explain the program and
answer viewer questions during a live call-in show
aired by Cleveland's cable channel 95 at 6 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 16.
Cook says the city will start taking applications
for the grant funds by the end of February.
Applicants must meet several requirements to qualify,
including those that relate to income levels and home
City election scheduled for May 15
City council will make it official next
Tuesday night in its regular monthly meeting - Saturday, May 15 will be the
City general election for three council seats. City voters will choose council
members for positions 3, 4 and 5. Senior member Glen Dodson is not eligible
to run again: His seat will be up for grabs. Councilmen Bill McAdams and
Willie Carter face the need for re-election for another two-year term in
Grants awarded to local school districts
Cleveland and Tarkington ISDs will
each receive a preliminary grant of $80,000 from the Texas High School Completion
and Success grant. The awards are part of the new Texas High School Project,
a public-private initiative designed to increase high school graduation and
college graduation rates statewide. The grants will be used to finance new
programs or enhance successful activities such as early intervention programs,
credit recovery, flexible scheduling and work/study programs, and after-school,
evening or summer learning opportunities. Funding is targeted to projects
that demonstrate the greatest potential to increase graduation rates among
economically disadvantaged students.
Police made one arrest on Thursday, charging Willie B. Scott
with criminal mischief. Officers handled 25 general calls and recorded nine
counts of forgery at a local business; one theft; and an incident of an unattended
vehicle being stuck at Truly Plaza.
Funeral services scheduled
No information available
On tap at the Texan
" Cheaper by the Dozen," starring Steve Martin,
tonight at 7 and 9 p.m., rated PG. Tickets are $2 for children age 3 to 11;
and $4 for moviegoers age 12 and older.