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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 19, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas                                Tuesday Taylor Communications 25 cents August Herald 16 Pages 1 Seotidn USPS 377880 New Texas Sales tax provides city bonus In addition to its usual the City of New Braunfels received a little something extra in its envelope from the state comptrollers The regular monthly check was but so was an additional check for The extra check is the result of a shift in the departments rebate Comptroller Bob Bullock The regular check would have been good news by The rebate check for July represented a 76 percent increase over the received for the same period last and upped the yeartodate figure to 32 percent increase from the received for the first seven months of The extra check upped the figure still through the first week of In San Marcos and Seguin have recorded 26 and 17 percent in creases on the yeartodate figures through according to the comptrollers San Marcos has increased from to while Seguin has jumped from to The extra which covers the first week of includes a large amount of money from second quarter returns filed with the comptrollers officer on the July 31 Nor the money would have been rebated with the September Under the old the previous allocation period ran from the end of one month to the first of the next and cities received their rebates sometime after the middle of the Under the new sales tax will accrue through the first week of each month and be paid on the the reimbursement time by at least a Sales Tax Revenue 1975 76 77 78 79 Economy is chamber survey says While economic woes cause probelms in many parts of the New Braunfels continues to a Chamber of Commerce survey in The citys economic indicators also reflect a healthier position than neighboring chamber the economy in New Braunfels is stable and he Sales tax revenue for the first six months of 1980 is running 32 percent ahead of the same period last year in New figures from the state comptrollers office By San Marcos recorded a 26 percent increase in sales tax Other percentages show San Antonio with a 23 percent Austin with 20 percent more income and Seguin with 17 percent Knox said sales tax revenue represents only a portion of total retail sales and the city has consistently been ahead of neighboring cities in this Sales Management magazine figures showed Comal County retail sales figures last year exceeded 1978 figures by Retail sales for 1979 were in the the magazine The magazine indicates retail sales per capita in the county were for This compares with for Guadalupe for Hays County and in Bexar Hotelmotel occupancy tax revenue provided New Braunfels Court adopts 81 budget Appropriations totaling were approved by Commissioners Court Monday for Total estimated taxes from state and county sources were figured at Added to projected income from taxes and fees for county plus federal aid and such diverse sources as well mixed drink taxes andthe deposits of county the total expected revenue for 1981 amounts to The court also voted to amend the 1980 budget to provide for extra ex penditures for the sheriffs department and A copy of the newly approved 1981 budget was made available by Monroe County Auditor Bate Bond left the meeting immediately after the budget hearings to attend a public finance seminar in Dallas Personnel in the auditing office said corrections and a final draft of the document could not be released until his return At the Monday Bond asked for to cover an unexpected sheriffs department 1980 budget in crease for jail hospital A while in the custody of the sheriffs department and the county was liable for the Bond We normally have or less for these kind of County Judge Max Wommack The court increased vehicle main tenance allocations for constables to from Bond told com missioners spending in this area had already reached High mpg vehicle Driving among the gas Lou Frank silently rolls around town in his golf He has room for a passenger and groceries in the Staff phqto by John Senter besides the obvious sporting Frank claims his costs are ap proximately a penny per Constables receive four equal shares Chamber repeats position Annexation hearing on agenda Its been delayed a long but the workshop between Planning and Zoning Commission and folks who have a stake in annexation will take place tonight at 7 in City Council And the Chamber of Commerce will reiterate that quarry areas in the Solms area not be annexed Directors of the chamber Monday approved a report from their Task Force on Annexation which said A sharp departure from plans that have been thoroughly studied and carefully prepared with the purpose being to obtain tax revenues can destroy the communitys credibility and therefore deal serious setbacks to its economic growth and Doyle chairman of the chamber said the position was in response to a letter from Bob chairman of the planning In that Reeh said it had been suggested annexing the quarries would help offset the cost of providing city services mainly sewer to the Solms area and it might provide some control probably through zoning of the rapidly deteriorating appearance of these areas and cause some sort of restorationreclamation plans to be Due to schedule conflicts and annexation hasnt been brought up since the commissions June At that com mission members looked at several including annexing the Solms area south of town an area north of the city from the current city limits to FM 306 and possibly an nexing quarries andor industries on the south the commission decided to seek input from the people who might be affected by these par ticularly from representatives of the industries in those Tonights meeting has been called for that The meeting will not be a joint workshop session between the com mission and City city manager Delashmutt Several council members apparently had heard from a commission member that it would be a joint Also on the agenda is a discussion of overnight tent which will be taken up only if the annexation discussion doesnt drag city planner Debra Goodwin Commission members decided at their last meeting 5 to have city staff draw up a proposed ordinance which would allow tent camping inside the city limits on a special permit The current city zoning or dinance says nothing about tent By HENRY KRAUSSE Staff writer Equal appropriations for all four constables were approved by Comal County commissioners Monday in the 1981 The constables budget of for the coming year was divided equally into for each and included equal increments of for the constables for auto for gasoline and oil expenses and for deputies Constables and deputies had ap peared at the courts 11 meeting to push for an increase in their gasoline mileage allowance and to complain about Precinct 1 getting what they considered the lions share of county especially for vehicles and They were told that extra patrols on River Road during the summer months caused the The court also voted Monday to amend the 1980 constable budget to include an additional for vehicle Judge listens to more Brilab tapes HOUSTON AP A federal judge labored through hours of secretly taped conversations Monday and began hearing more today before ruling on a motion by lawyers for House Speaker Billy Clayton and three other Texas Brilab District Judge Robert who must rule on his own jurisdiction over the bribery listened to more than seven hours of tapes Monday before he recessed the marathon pre trial session until Ronald an assistant said five to six hours of the tapes recorded by an FBI informant remain to be Attorneys for the four defendants had filed about 50 pretrial but OConor restricted the hearings opening phases to the jurisdiction question saying that without jurisdiction there would be no point of Defense attorneys argued that federal authorities artificially manufactured jurisdiction and keyed the case to an FBI informant the lawyers called a pathological a Deer Park labor and two Austin Randall Wood and Donald were indicted June 12 in the FBI un dercover operation prosecutors say linked labor with bribery offers to public Defense attorneys are seeking the dismissal of the which charge the four with fraud and on grounds that the government con orchestrated and artificially executed the The d9jninant figure in the six tapes heard Monday was Joseph the FBI informant who operated a fic titious insurance firm out of Beverly The indictments allege Hauser and Moore gave Clayton and promised more for assistance aimed at helping Hausers fictitious firm receive a million state em ployees insurance Clayton has acknowledged receiving the on 8 but said he planned to return the The Monday tapes involved Hausers activities in Texas from 14 through just a month before Hauser and Moore met with Included were early meetings with Moore and other labor officials and his first meeting with defendants Wood and County Auditor Bate Bond recommended the increase because the original alloted for that purpose has already been overspent by Precinct 1 vehicles were responsible for in maintenance costs so far this compared to for Precinct for Precinct and for Precinct according to figures read aloud by County Judge Max ap parently dissatisfied with the excess expenditures and the pressure for county vehicles for all four precinct suggested alloting one car per constable in 1981 and putting control of the rest under Sheriff Walter Hes the chief law enforcement officer for the county and he should know where those vehicles are needed Wommack Monroe Wetz saying more efficient automobiles may become available to the constables early in We may get better cars in the and then we can get rid of some of these he Wetz was backed by Orville I think we should leave it for one more he said of the auto And if it develops into a big controversy next then con sider scrapping Inside 4A SPORTS TAKING STOCK WEATHER   

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