Del Rio News Herald, October 16, 1997

Del Rio News Herald

October 16, 1997

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Del Rio News-Herald (Newspaper) - October 16, 1997, Del Rio, Texas DEL TEXAS OCTOBER 1997 cents Weathersbee Gomez best financial director in state NewsHerald photo by Randall Remaley City Finance Director Yvonne Gomez receives a plaque of recognition from City Manager Gus as members of council applaud in the Gomez received the Distinguished Budget Presentation award from the Government Finance Officers The award is the highest form of recognition in governmental Gomez has won the award for 10 years Anthony to represent Del Rio schools at UIL Legislative Council RANDALL REMALEY Staff Writer The Del Rio City Council met Tuesday evening in regular ses Highlighting the meeting was special recognition for a pre sent city employee and a former city Both were recog nized for their contributions to the City of Del First to be recognized was Finance Director Yvonne Gomez received the Distin guished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association GFOA for the 10th year in a The award she received is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting and rep resents a significant achievement by Gomez and her According to the letter from in order to receive the budget the entity had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget These guidelines are designed to assess how well an entitys budget serves as a policy a financial an operations and a communication Councilman Lee Weathersbee summed up the feeling of council after the presentation of the award by Its great to know that we have the best financial director in the State of Baughman receives ouncil recognition RANDALL REMALEY Staff Writer City in their regular October meeting Tuesday honored former Fire hief Howard Baughman with resolution o Baughman was fired over two years ago From his posi tion as Fire Soon Baughman filed a lawsuit against the City of Del Rio for wrongful As a settlement to the without going to Baugh man received which covered the sick leave thai Baughman had accumulated See 3A Texas right here in Del Oscar ViHarreal came before council next to make a presenta tion of the Avance Family Support and Education According to Avance is a nationwide program that tar gets families with children in the 03 yearold range with their core He informed coun cil trial the program has seven chapters in Texas and that they are hoping to target Del Rio and Eagle Pass as a combined pro Villarreal told council that the core services of the program include parenting child home toy support ser literacy training and fatherhood Villarreal werft on to say that the funded by the Carnegie Corpora tion and other major targets the high risk population who reside in economically impoverished Villarreal requested that couiv cil consider the granting of a free lease at the old fire station on Garza to house the pro Villarreal was informed by City Manager Gus Pappas that See 3A AUSTIN Superintendent of Schools Pete Anthony of Del Rio will represent schools in Con ference Region IV at the Uni versity Interscholastic League UIL Legislative Council meeting 19 and Monday at the Omni Southpark Hotel who heads the San Felipe Del Rio Consolidated Independent School also serves on the Councils Standing Committee on The UIL Legislative Council meets annually to review UIL rules and regulations and to hear testimony from interested par Several proposals and sur vey items highlight the agenda at the October ATI were asked in a survey In September if they favored establishing a com mon site for the state champi onship 11man football games in Conference 1A through In superintendents were asked if they favor adding gymnastics as a UIL activity if they favor adding another swim ming and diving conference cur rently all schools participate in Conference if conference 2A and 3A schools favor advancing three teams into the playoffs in all team sports and if 4A schools favor holding a regional tourna ment in boys and girls basket Results of these survey items will be revealed during the Council In the area of an amendment is being proposed that allows a school music pro gram to designate a group or groups as Sub Groups so designated would be scheduled as a separate confer ence for both Concert and Sight At the UIL Music Program does not recog nize a performance level below This provision would make it possible for sub varsity choirs and orches tras to be scheduled together as a separate conference rather than being grouped together with more mature nonvarsity Another amendment being pro posed In the area of music would provide the music selection com mittee with greater flexibility in the selection of sightreading music for nonvarsity Current language dictates that the sightreading music for non varsity groups must be the same selection as that for correspond ing organizations two confer ences lower than the parent or first group In academicrelated an amendment has been postponed that would change the program ming language used in the Com puter Science contest from Pas cal to The AP exam will change from Pascal to begin ning in the 199899 school and many schools are making the transition as Another amendment being proposed would eliminate the tiebreaker in the team component of the Current Issues and Events Con allowing all tied teams to advance to the next level of com This amendment would See 3A Bonilla urges colonias support WASHINGTON Concerned over a possible presidential veto of funding for border Henry Bonilla R23rd Texas has urged the administration to support the Texas Bonilla was reacting to Senator John McCains request that President Clinton use the line item veto to cut funding for the PICKS LOTTO Texas On July the House of Rep resenattives approved million for vital wastewater improvements for Texas coloBONILLA nias and other border The funds are contained in the spending bill for the Veterans the Department of Housing and Urban Development and 19 inde pendent including the I am a strong supporter of cutting wasteful but this isnt Ensuring that these folks have clean water pro tects these residents and the entire region against serious health Most of us cant imagine the deplorable condi tions the colonias families live with I am sure the president understands the need to provide these disadvantaged families with a member of the House Appropriations Commit has worked each year to edu cate his colleagues on the need for these wastewater treatment projects and other healthrelated projects along the 1 am hopeful that the presi dent agrees that these Americans deserve the basic necessities of life and that he will not abandon the Bonilla NewsHerald photi Jim Runyan left introduces Robert McTeer president and chief executive officer of the Dis trict 11 Federal Reserve Bank in McTeer was the main speaker for a regular meeting o the Del Rio Rotary Club at the San Felipe Country Federal Reserve Bank officers update community on maquiladora industry Agents nab drugs EAGLE PASS Border Patrol agents Tuesday apprehended an individual who later was found to be in the possession of pounds of marijuana and four grams of cocaine street The suspect was nabbed about 14 miles north of Eagle Pass on Highway 57 as agents were patrolling the They noticed a motorist acting suspi ciously and proceeded to conduct a traffic A search of the vehicle yielded the The vehicle and drugs were turned over to the MultiAgency Narcotics Task The case is still under investi FIDEL GARCIA Staff Writer The Del Rio Rotary Club Tuesday hosted several mem bers of the Federal Reserve Bank offices from San Antonio and Corpus Christi dur ing a regular meeting this week at the San Felipe Country The Fed members were in Del Rio to hold one of two annual meetings the board of directors of the San Antonio Federal Reserve Bank Branch holds out side of the Alamo The board met Tuesday morning at the SFCC before joining Rotarians at their regu lar noon This was the groups first meeting in Del according to Vidal Gonzalez of the Del Rio National Robert president and chief executive officer of the Dis trict 11 Federal Reserve Bank in was the main speaker at the The San Antonio branch board of directors met here for a program updating them on the growth of the maquiladora twin plant according to whose Dallas office serves Northern Louisiana and Southern New McTeer said the meeting focused on the maquila industry because it has helped Texas become the third leading state in the number of manufacturing One of the big debates is in labor low inflation and low interest he The maquila industry is taking the pressure off We have called this to Greenspans Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan McTeer spoke optimistically about expansion in the econo saying that since April of 1991 the country has seen six and half years of This has been the longest peri od of expansion there is nothing on the horizon to ruin the Things are lookin McTeer the a sevenmonth run in th decline of producers prices good luck and a strong dollc may be very McTeer also told Rotariar and their guests that the Fed primary functions start wit determining the nations mon tary policy based on informatic gathered at the He said the Federal Resen Bank is made up of 12 district and that each district has 2 Starting with the Feder Reserve Banks Board of Gove nors headed by Greenspa each of the 12 Fed districts at their 25 branch offices has board of The district and branch off boards of directors are tl backbone of the banking indu he They provi backroom banking supervisii and banking This giv us local grassroots STORE HOURS DEL RIO HOME AND AUTC Friendty Small Town Big City Savings 600 Ave F 7758473 656 Main ;