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Del Rio News-Herald (Newspaper) - July 14, 1984, Del Rio, Texas Del Rio NewsHeraW 11 Del lite flmt MA Ml iWlNn All Rights Jwfy ity to profit from sales tax hike Srt DANA PALMER Itartelf aalu AMt i white most people arc worried i how much more theyll be paying In ext Texas citits are already ing how much more money theyll from changes in the Hates sales tax billion tax bill Just by the Texas Legislature will give million on a formula supplied by the state oilers another in tax revenues could flow to Del Rio over txt three The increase in fiscal which begins could be while the hike could be as as in 1906 and in estimates are and well differ from actual The problem with obtaining accurate said John a spokesman for State Comtpnriter Bob is that each city will vary as to the number of businesses that will be coming under the new sales tax law Del Rio received in sales tax revenues in The comptrollers biggest problem bet ween now and 2 when the expanded sales tax takes effect is identifying all the businesses that are no longer Though none of the new taxes were ear marked specifically for the those that now charge a 1cent city sales tax will benefit from the legislatures decision to pand the items that fall under the sales tax That base was expanded by eliminating the exemptions on a number of goods and including Cable Newspapers and Dry sports events and other entertainment ticket Some computer Fertilizer for home A wide range of repair except for cars and Those services will be taxed by cities and transit as well as the for the first Moore notes that the cities wont have to do anything special to receive the additional Well just have some new folks to collect if and well forward it to the he hagra took care of wife in guilty plea ANTONIO AP Jim Chagras plea bargain in the tempted assassination of leral prosecutor James Kerr Dvides for consideration of ear release from prison for lagras as well as a con mt sentence for himself and transfer from a maximum Icurity federal the San Jtonio Light reported Under the plea bargain agree Chagras prison term in ie Kerr case would be served at le same time as Chagra other prison which already total the Light The agreement also calls for Chagras transfer from the federal penitentiary at to a less restrictive the newspaper Terms of the agreement were sealed when Chagra pleaded guilty June 16 to conspiring to assassinate who escaped injury when his auto was riddled with gunfire Chagras is serving 30 years for income tax evasion and her part in a con spiracy to murder District Judge John Wood who was gunned down outside his San tonio home May Chagra was acquitted of charges that he tried to have Wood Chagras plea agreement in the Kerr case was negotiated at a high level in the Justice ment in an uniden tified source told the It may be made public when Chagra is sentenced July The Las Vegas gambler and drug kingpin can be assessed life in prison for his part in the Kerr Had Chagra not pleaded guilty to conspiring to assassinate his sentence likely would have been stacked on top of the current the Light Chagras guilty plea also was instrumental in the govern ments obtaining a guilty plea from Chagras James who pleaded guil ty June 27 to firing the shots at Before Kearns plea at his trial in Chagra was to have been the next witness after who gave a dramatic account to the jury of how he narrowly escaped death in the Prosecutors said Chagra had attempted to have Kerr assassinated for to avoid prosecution on drug They contended Chagra later contracted to kill who was to preside over the Six mon ths after the attack on Wood was fatally Hit man Charles Harrelson was convicted of murder in that He is serving two con secutive life Chagra was acquitted of charges that he paid Harrelson to kill But he was convicted of obstructing justice in the Wood case and tax evasion and was sentenced to 17 years in The 39yearold gambler earlier was convicted in District Judge William Ses sions court of the drug charges and sentenced to 30 Kearns is to be sentenced by Sessions July His plea bargain was made public at his trial in In exchange for admitting his the government promised not to try Kearns on any charges that may have been made on obstruc tion of justice or subornation of Nrwi Hrrild photo by Bralfno Girrli General Telephone of the Southwests new digital switching equipment arrived The new equipment is more com patible to system which GenTel will begin using by the tall ot 1985 when it phases out local telephone GenTel gets new system Meet Julio Garcia for 1985 use People NewsHerald photo by Karen Gleison Julio the crazy flashes his friendly Hidalgo County ag output rich Me ALLEN AP Hidalgo whose rich agricultural industry was hit hard by a devastating freeze that wiped out much of last winters citrus may still be the states top cropproducing ficials Dick director of the Texas University Citrus Research Center in said he believes the area will overcome last Decembers The only thing that was disrupted that has any effect at all would be the Hensz With other its just a matter of planting them at their normal Hidalgo along with the rest of the Lower Rio Grande is known best for oranges and But the December freeze wiped out one third of the Charlie a 30year Valley agricultural ex pert and president of Texas Citrus a growers said it will cost or per to br ing citrus groves back into pro duction over next three to five But Hidalgo produces 60 other crops including 80 percent of the states broccoli more than 70 percent of the cab bage and sugar cane 60 percent of the carrots and nearly 50 per cent of the cantaloupes and onions grown in Our growing season is almost 365 days a and the sub tropical climate enables us to plant a wide variety of crops from the very tender such as squash and to the crops that you hear of from northern latitudes like corn and said Cabbage was one of this years biggest Weeks The freeze hurt quite a bit of our but there was a shortage in all growing areas in the The result was that we got almost unheard of money for See Page 2 By KAREN GLEASON NewsHerald Writer Julio who calls himself the crazy soon will be hanging his tongs in Del Rios newest steak the Garcia claims he didnt really like cooking when he started He learned to because cooks were paid more than dishwashers and I had a large family to who was born in Crystal City and spent most of his early life in said he learned the art of cooking while working at Greens located where the Kings Inn is After working at several establishments in and out of the Queen Garcia went to work for the Branding Iron Steak It was there that Garcia really gained his fame as part He remembers the night it all came It was a he The place was full of and all the tickets were mixed I felt like walking out the back I just asked God to help The former proprietor was playing the watching the the picking up the I liked his I guess peo ple call them honkytonk People started talking and the piano was playing real said Garcia began bang ing the tongs he used to turn steaks on the grill in time with the All the people got up and started I couldnt believe so I just went into the When I came back they all got up It cleared my After everything was all says a small man with a quick One of the dishwashers at the restaurant then made a lifesize cloth doll for Garcia to use in his Visitors who came to see them sometimes went away especially if it was a busy But the steaks always came emphasizes Im a not an enter he Even stories about Garcia spread He has been in terviewed by many magazines and several televi sions most recently by WFAATV from now says he isnt sure whether hell continue the image of cookentertainer at his new place of the being located at the site of the old Del Rio Convention Center at Highway 90 and Kings Way and set to open in early By CYNTHIA GARZA NewsHerald Writer New General Telephone switching equipment arrived to day and will be phased into operation by the fall of Joe local GenTel operations said the new equipment is more compati ble to the American Telephone and Telegraph system which will handle local operator assisted The new offices which will house the switching equipment will be located on Pecan Street and at Laughlin Air Force Villarreal said Tuesday that local operators will be phased out and local operator assisted calls will be handled by the San An tonio Twentynine operators will be phased out and possibly transfered to work in other areas of the he Villarreal says using local operators is more costly than to let handle the operator assisted He did not hve any estimates on the amount of money the local GenTel office will but added that the savings will be Workmen were on the scene when the equipment arrived and began storing it until it can be put into use next Miss Texas Pageant on TV tonight The finals of the Miss Texas Pageant will be televised tonight at 8 oclock on KSAT Channel Two Del Rio women are among the 69 con in this years competition The top ten finalists will be selected tonight during the i televUed portion of the pageant Tina Miu VaJ Verde tod DUM I Miu II oat ague County aad formerly Miu Val Verde the week In Fort Worth competing with beauties from across the state for the title of Miss Ifin Ricks ii a sophomore at Southwest Texas State Universi ty in San Miu ii a lenior at Texas Womens University in Denton majoring in danee and Pageant activities began last Sunday with The ttrtt ot companion wai WedneWay with interviews with the The iwUiiuii and talent por of the contest were held Wendesday and Sherry Miss Green ville won the talent competition while Patti Miss won the swimiuit eikins is a student at Texas Womens University and a cousin of former Miss America Mary Ann Packer ii senior student at Christian The Miu Texas Pageant It a franchise of the Miu America On the inside TV DEL RIO AND VICINITY Sunny and hot today and Sun day with the highs in the upper and the lows in the Winds out of the uwtheait at 10 to 15 per SunrUe Sunaet pm Skeletons of 10 main moths unearthed in field at Waco WACO AP in a field only five miles from downtown Baylor University archaeologists have unearthed the skeletons of 10 mammoths who apparently died together about years the school announced The suggests a nursery herd of mostly female and baby How they died is a experts The real detective work is trying to determine if these animals were the targets of predators either human or said Calvin director of the Strecker Museum Baylor At this point we are unable to determine the exact cauae of Smith said the mammoths may have been trapped in a swamp or bog or they may have been drowned together in a sudden who is overseeing the said it is unclear whether the animals died at the site or if they were washed there by flood Early man often trapped herds of animals by stampeding them into adverse he It will help if we discover any manmade sueh as fleshing or that they might have used to dismember the The were first discovered in April by two men who were renting property gee Page I
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