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SAN MARCOS — Wet T-shirt contests have become popular at
chili busts and beer parties in the hill country in recent years. But
next weekend Texans will be introduced to the world’s first dry
That contest will be part of the celebration of the first anniversary
of the invention of the jalapeno lollipop — the latest reason for a beer
The Cheatham Street Warehouse and Luckenbach Monthly Moon,
which specialize in the absurd, have called the all-day bash for next
Sunday to honor Sam Lewis, the San Angelo clown and novelty shop
owner and founder of the Cross-Eyed Mule Chili Cooking Team.
Lewis invented the lollipops spiced with ground jalapenos and
introduced them at the World Championship Chili Cookoff at Terlin-
gua on Oct. 8, 1977. Since then he reports he has sold more than 1
million of the spicey suckers.
“Sam has done a great thing for Texas and America,” said
songwriter-singer Kent Finlay, owner of the warehouse whose musi
cal career’s high was his rendition of “If You Know Beans About Chili,
You Know That Chili Has No Beans.”
“He has not only found a new market for a native agricultural
product, but the jalapeno lollipop promises to solve our balance of
payments problem,” Finlay said in praising Lewis’s lollipops, which
some folks claim make excellent swizzle sticks for Harvey Wallban-
In keeping with the Jalapeno theme, the lead-off of the celebration
will be the crowning of Miss Sweet and Hot, the Jalapeno Lollipop
Lewis, Finlay and Jack Harmon, a San Antonio publicist who now
calls himself “former press secretary of Luckenbach” since he ran
afoul of that three-person city’s owner, Kathy Morgan, also will judge
what is billed as the world’s first dry T-shirt contest.
Harmon explained that, unlike wet T-shirt contests where beer is
poured over the front of a bra-less contestant’s T-shirt, entrants in
this contest will not have the benefit of liquid.
“They have to take a deep breath and see how many rooms they
can add to the warehouse, how much the moon expands or whether
they can make the mule’s ears stand up,” Harmon said.
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United Press International
HOUSTON - To hear Gerald
Jackson tell it, the key to the fixture
of the Texas Gulf Coast arrived at
the U.S. Department of Tiansporta-
tion in the back of a pickup truck six
There are some folks in Galveston
and perhaps Corpus Christi who
might disagree with him, but more
about them later.
Jackson’s key was 400 pounds —
or more than 60 looseleaf notebooks
of Used Books.
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i Petal Patch
— of license applications for an $800
million offshore oil import terminal
he hopes to see built 25 miles south
of Freepoi t, Texas.
“We canied it in excess baggage
on the plane. We hixed a pickup
truck to take us to the Department
of Transportation and we presented
a copy to the secretary,” laughed
the director for the Texas Deepwa
ter Port Authority.
But Jackson’s serious about this
dream platform that could empty
three 500,000-ton supertankers at
once and pump 2.5 million barrels
of oil daily to a 22-million-barrel on
shore tank farm.
“Our theory is that there’s got to
be one built, not especially for pre
sent day needs but for our future
needs,” he said. “We’ve got to have
the oil and it’s got to come from
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is outside the Un
ited States, where demand far ex
ceeds supply. Jackson’s concern is
continued raw material for billions
of dollars worth of refineries and
petrochemical plants that employ
thousands of Texans.
“This oversupply of tankers is not
going to continue. These big tankers
can lay out in the Gulf and use smal
ler ships to lighter (transship the
oil). Those (little) tankers may not
always be available.
“And they’re building bigger and
750,000-ton tankers are in the of
fing. There’s not a port anywhere in
this country they can enter.
“It (the superport) means a con
tinued, inexpensive source of oil,"
he said, biting his cigarholder.
There are many obstacles, as evi
denced by failure of privately owned
Seadock Inc. to put together the
identical project. Seadock folded
last March after several years of ef
TDPA — created by the Texas
Legislature to rescue the idea with
out committing taxpayer funds or
the state’s credit — must win fed
eral licensing and tariff approval and
must sell revenue bonds on its own.
But TDPA has a lot of help and
some new ideas, including a prop
osed $50 million oil spill cleanup
fund intended to eliminate the obs
tacle that sank Seadock — almost
unlimited environmental liability.
Jackson and the TDPA board,
chaired by former congressman Bob
Casey, have arranged to borrow
operating funds from the state to be
repaid when bonds are sold. They
■ of all
I and he
eht of a
I Co who
have borrowed $500,000 and)
will seek $2.5 million more
They have hired a finaraj
visor. First Southwest ofD
bond counsel, various engii
consultants and a project en;
Brown & Hoot Inc. of Housti
will suspend billing until homlexas Af
sold. os ley was
Jackson negotiated to pay ^
million — again payable after! I 13 ™ °' Sl
are sold — for $22 million we I S0 P^°’ n
planning and licensing dataal I • ^
compiled by Seadock. ; |. wor ' c ®
As a result, TDPA easily nL atu ™
It took 33 days, from start
livery on Aug. 24, to subi
amended Seadock license
tion in TDPA’s name. Jai
whose only full-time office
technical advisor Joe Moseley
secretary, figured on four mo
Brown & Root and the otb
course, did much of the wort
On Sept. 19, Jackson re
Coast Guard notification t!
application had been accepl
substantially complete, altl
some additional information' 1
needed in the next few weeks
He’s hoping for continued
“It takes a minimum of
months for this application
through the various hnreai
agencies in Washington — if
thing is green, if they do
minimum time,” Jackson said
That means the earliest 1
approval would come next
and, by then, Jackson hopes
well down the road toward
TDPA’s first revenue
perhaps early in 1980.
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