Wednesday, July 2, 1997
Area news roundup
Anson school board to consider construction bids
ANSON - School board members will meet Monday to accept or
reject one of the six bids submitted Tuesday for construction
at the high school.
The low bid submitted Tuesday came from CSS, Inc., of Gates-
ville for $2,077,460. The school's architect had estimated the
cost to be $1.9 million.
The school plans to build a new auditorium/band hall complex.
The complex will be built with reserve funds and no bond issue
will be needed.
A Depression-era auditorium was demolished earlier this year
amid protests from some resi- dents in order to make room for
the new complex.
Brownwood MHMR hires new director
BROWNWOOD - A native of Iran who formerly worked at the Mental
Health-Mental Retardation Center of Brownwood will return as executive
After a search of more than six months, trustees selected Ghasem
Nahvipour, 36, from more than 60 applicants for the job, according
to trustee Wanda Ragsdale of Coleman.
She said Nahvipour was di- rector of child and adolescent services
at the Brownwood MH-MR Center from May 1992 to September 1993
when he left to work in Tarrant County. He will begin his new
duties Aug. 1, Ragsdale said.
Cisco pair busted in Eastland on drug charges
CISCO - Two Cisco residents are in jail following their arrest
at an Eastland motel Monday night on drug charges.
Sandra Elizabeth Gray, 30, was placed in Eastland County Jail
on charges of possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
Her bond was set at $50,000 by Justice of the Peace Jack Graham
and she remains in jail.
Her husband, Rockey, was ar- rested on warrants from Taylor
County. Eastland Police Chief Cecil Funderburgh said when Gray
makes bond in Taylor County, he will face possession charges in
Eastland County, the same as his wife.
Funderburgh said that after Eastland policeman Gene Rus- sell
obtained information, the Ramada Inn was put under sur- veillance
and the arrests were made.
Officers found less than 28 grams of what is believed to be
a controlled substance. Several items of drug paraphernalia also
were found, Funderburgh said.
Arrest of students may slow drug flow on TSTC campus
SWEETWATER - Nolan County authorities believe the arrest of
three Texas State Technical College students Monday night will
reduce the marijuana traffic on the local campus.
Sheriff's deputies, acting on a tip, executed a search warrant
at a house in Roscoe and also stopped a car believed to be used
in transporting contraband.
A small amount of what is believed to be marijuana was found
inside the house and in the vehicle. The drugs are being tested.
Sheriff Donnie Rannefeld said more than $1,200 in cash was
also confiscated during the arrests.
Charged with felony possession of marijuana were William Eric
Gill, 27, and Matthew John Rid- geway, 23, both of Big Spring,
and Kelly Jerald Hearin, 23, of Colorado City. Hearin was ar-
rested in the residence, the other two in a vehicle, the sheriff
Rannefeld said the investigation is continuing and may lead
to further charges. He added he believes all three of the suspects
were selling drugs at TSTC.
"We feel like we made a major dent in the marijuana supply
going to the campus," the sheriff said.
Winters man to become Roscoe postmaster
ROSCOE - Garry D. Goff has been appointed Roscoe postmaster
and will move his family here from Winters this month.
Goff began his postal career as a clerk-carrier at Winters
in 1985 and has served as officer in charge in Winters and Wel-
lington. He has been postmaster in Wingate for the past four years.
A native of San Angelo, he graduated from San Angelo School
of Nursing in 1978. He was a volunteer fireman, Little League
coach and city coun- cilman in Winters.
Send a Letter to the Editor about This
Story | Start or Join A Discussion about This Story
Send the URL (Address) of This Story
to A Friend:
Abilene Reporter-News / Texnews / E.W. Scripps Publications