TEXAS server Available at the following locations: Bookstop 1400 N. 1-35 Austin Old World Bakery 814 W. 12th Street Austin Garner & Smith Books 2116 Guadalupe Austin Guild Books 2456 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, Illinois Crossroads Market 3930 Cedar Springs Dallas The Stoneleigh P 2926 Maple Avenue Dallas FW Books and Video 400 Main, at Sundance Square Fort Worth Brazos Bookstore 2314 Bissonett Houston Guy’s News Stand 3700 Main Street Houston College News 1101 University Lubbock Daily News & Tobacco 309-A Andrews Highway Midland Paperbacks y Mas 1819 Blanco Road San Antonio Books and News 301 State Line Ave. Texarkana This publication is available in microform from University Microfilms International. Please send information about these titles: Noma Company/Institution Address City State Zip Phone \( Call toll-free 800-521-3044. Or mail inquiry to: Uniyers”.y Microfilms International, 300 North Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor. MI 48106. CrIARI III “Best Lodging Location for Fishermen & Beachgoers” Group Discounts P.O. Box 8 Port Aransas, TX 78373 Send for Free Gulf & Bay Fishing Information .,1-1 and Associates 1117 West 5th Street Austin, Texas 78703 REALTOR 61 Representing all types of properties In Austin and Central Texas Interesting & unusual property a specialty. 477-3651 =NOD A JOURNAL OF FREE VOICES 307 WEST 7TH AUSTIN, TEXAS 78701 server HE TEXAS b T ANDERSON & COMPANY. COFFEE TEA SPICES TWO JEFFERSON SQUARE AUSTIN, TEXAS Mal 512 453-1533 Send me your list. Name Street r7ity Zip from Austin. According to Carlow, Graves “personally assailed” him. Carlow told the commission he would no longer deal with Graves. \(The Historical Commission’s counsel, Victoria Guerra of the Attorney General’s office, who was present at the October 19 meeting, said Graves did not Carlow that “it is an absolute deception to Observer Bequests Austin attorney Vivian Mahlab has agreed to consult with those interested in including the Observer in their estate planning. For further information, contact Vivian Mahlab, attorneyat-law, P.C. , at 1301 Nueces, Austin, Texas 78701, or call 512/477-9400. encourage” fears that taxes would have to be raised to preserve the building. Carlow told the local paper, “They can keep us from tearing it down, but they can’t make us rebuild it.” Several days after the volatile October public hearing, the Texarkana Gazette weighed in with a florid and philosophical editorial titled IT’S TIME TO TEAR DOWN OLD COUNTY COURTHOUSE. “Sadly but truthfully,” said the Gazette, “the only thing the old Bowie County Courthouse could ever be again is a replica of what it once represented. And the world is already full of too many poor imitations.” The time had come “to stop blowing against the wind,” counseled the editorialists. “For it is when we can’t let go of the crumbled ruins of the past, that we are forever forced to walk in the dark and empty shadow of the present.” Dark shadows notwithstanding, the historical commission wasn’t budging. As Graves told Carlow in November, the commission had neither the authority nor the inclination to waive the 180-day waiting period before the courthouse could be torn down. That meant that at least until March of 1988, the courthouse would stand. Next issue: Accusations in Bowie County of “Arson Economics.” How serious was the county’s deficit problem? Meanwhile, local preservationists organize a non-profit foundation and seek to raise money for restoration, while county officials intensify their efforts to get permission from Austin to demolish the courthouse. 12 DECEMBER 9, 1988
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