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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 10, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas                                Embattled EPA chief throws in the towel 10 SAVB to save money See Page 3 New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZcitunQ 49 16 Pages THURSDAY March 25 cents USPS 377880 White budget offers red 3 solutions AUSTIN AP drinkers and arcade game players might have to foot the bill For a balanced state said Mark White as he presented a twoyear fiscal plan to Texas who previously had predicted no tax delivered the budget to a joint session of the Legislature on one day after state Comptroller Bob Bullock again reduced his estimate of how much money legislators can spend in Bullock said dropping oil prices mean million less in state The White budget comes up billion short of revenue a difference he said could be made up by adopting two of three alternatives in creasing luxury selling bonds to finance highway con struction or live with reduced Although he avoided a flat recommendation to increase White said the luxury tax increase could raise The highway bond proposal would save up to If Whites budget can be reconciled with teachers would get an overall pay raise of 24 with a September 1983 raise for new teachers of 36 The total increase in teacher salaries would be billion part of a billion total education budget increase that includes million in equalization aid to poor school Who can blame todays college students for turning away from life in a profession whose only certain guarantee seems to be that they will be treated as secondclass citizens said who called for a starting teacher salary of a in stead of the current He also included a milliona year dedicated fund for smaller Texas colleges that do not share in the Permanent University Other state including higher education should get 6 percent pay hikes in each of the two White See Page 16 Hand gestures help Edmund Kuempel outline his legislative positions Staff photos liy John Senior conference ready to take stage A tradition that started 17 years ago will continue tonight when the Texas Legislative Conference kicks off with a reception to honor Lloyd The reception to honor Bentsen named inis years Texan of the Year will begin at at the Civic Tickets for the reception and the conference which gets un derway Friday will be available until 5 today at the Chamber Tom Chamber executive vice This is the 17th annual Legislative cosponsored by the Texas State Chamber and the new Braunfels Chamber of Ben president of Texas Commere Bancshares in Houston and this years conference advisory committee chairman will present Bentsen DHouston with his award As this years conference will consist of an opening a national and state panel and a noon Registration for the conference wil begin at 8 at the Civic At opening remarks will be made by Chamber president Donnie Seay and Mayor Skip Stratemann The national issues presided over by will begin at Charles Duncan former Secretary of and Ray former Secretary of will be on this Congressman Tom Loeffler was also to be but he will be See Page 16 Budget shock Kuempei says Whites proposal way too much Bill HobbyFridays luncheon speaker By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer State Representative Edmund Kuempel had but one reaction to Goycrncr White proposed 198485 The amount of the budget which Kuempel pointed out is an increase of anywhere from 22 to 35 percent over the 198283 state budget overwhelmed What really bothered and displeased the freshman Republican was that Whites proposed budget is approximately billion more than expected state revenue for those two As far as Im the state of Texas has got to learn to live within its means and who represents Guadalupe and Kendall said We have to billion more to spend on the 198485 budget than this he We can ask you to cut back and go without things but were beinj hypocritical when we legislators spend every nickel we can get our hands That bothers According to the 334page state budget released White proposes that the additional the billion needed for his budget be ob tained by borrowing money through revenue bonds to finance The Democratic governor also proposed obtaining additional revenue by increasing taxes on such things as tobacco and video Speaking before the New Braunfels Business and Professional Womens Kuempel spoke out strongly against Whites idea to borrow money for his Its unfortunate that Texas is on a payasyougo We never seem to savour he A billion in debt here and a billion there starts to add up to big money somewhere down the And coming from a conservative German family I was always taught to that there would always be something there to fall back Texas is not recession proof as many people have thought over the last eight to 10 the legislator But while many other states are going is still looking to Texas unem See Page 16 OPEC prices may drop below Inside LONDON AP OPEC ministers determined to avert an international oil price war say they have reached a general understanding on a price cut and could wrap up an agreement We made very big Venezuelan Oil Minister Humberto Calderon Berti said Wednesday night in announcing the consensus to cut the official OPEC price of a Calderon refused to disclose the size of the but OPEC sources said earlier the 13 ministers of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries were close to setting a new benchmark price in the range of to a barrel for Saudi light After nine days of other ministers echoed Calderons optimism that an agreement on prices and a production ceiling was finally within Kuwaiti Oil Minister Sheik Ali Khalifa al Sabah said the ministers were working very hard to resolve lingering problems and added We have a good chance to have a prices and production Im still said Saudi Oil Minister Sheik Ahmed Zaki who earlier had told reporters I think we will reach an agreement no matter what you United Arab Emirates Oil Minister Mana Saeed Oteiba added Dont be surprised if we stay for another two or three or four The key remaining problems appear to center on Nigerias refusal to rescind its own price cut and Irans insistence on keeping the benchmark at OPEC has been under intense pressure in recent months to cut its base price because the world recession has eroded the demand for OPEC and nonOPEC producers have been scrambling for scarce and prices the unregulated spot market have tumbled to nearly a Britain helped trigger the latest price crisis by trimming off the pricetag on its highgrade North Sea a competitor in the topquality slashed its price the next day from to a barrel without consulting other OPEC Nigeria has insisted that OPEC obtain some kind of assurance from Britain that it wont undercut a new lower Judge sets timetable in Herrera lawsuit ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Attorneys for Domingo Herrera and the City of New Braunfels have until the first week in July to gather evidence for their respective A pretrial order must be submitted to District Judge Garcia in San Antonio by the first week in City Attorney John who is defending New Braunfels and Police Chief Burney Boeck in the suit filed by fired police officer Domingo said he received a timetable from Judge Garcia on You cant file a suit in federal court and let it just as you can in state Chunn In a federal deadlines are set throughout the trial and they must be Attorneys Jose Medina of Houston and Jesse Botello of San Antonio filed suit on Herreras behalf Chunns filed late last denies that the city or Chief Boeck deprived the policeman of his rights ac cording to the fifth and fourteenth amendments of the United States or according to Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights The police chief fired Herrera in February claiming that he had stolen collected by patrolmen in a charity fund Herrera and his attorneys claim that he was not given due process of They are asking for in and that Herrera get his old job back with full seniority and Chunns reply asks for dismissal of the and requests that Herrera be required to reimburse the city for reasonable court and attorneys Entex increase Council can delay or accept request Robert district manager of said that most city governments in the South Texas Division have chosen not to protest the companys 46cent rateincrease New Braunfels City Manager Delashmutt said he wouldnt hazard a guess as to what the local city council will say Monday But hes drawn up a sample resolution which would suspend the increase for 90 days and ask Entex to justify the new The council has adopted such a resolution in past Delashmutt Last Entex wanted to add to the minimum monthly charge per Council cut that to 85 cents with an ordinance of its Later in the Entex applied for an industrial rate in A 28 letter from the gas company asks for a less hefty hike this the minimum residential which pays for up to 400 cubic feet of natural is The 46cent increase would bring it to The commercial minimum would jump from to per Delashmutt said the council had four possible courses of If it does nothing at the rate hike will go into effect May The City Council of Garden Ridge chose this course last calling Entexs proposed increase a modest If council passes a suspending the higher rates will be delayed until 90 days after the letter was or May The council may also hire a rate consultant to investigate the com panys new fee Another thing the council can do is pass an or dinance approving what it considers to be a fair as it did last Jones said the 46 cents would be a costofservice With customers in New it would generate just over which would go to pay office postage and other everyday The increase would not cover debt or the cost of the gas purchased by Theres no profit in or anything like Jones The costofservice increase was figured by com paring 1982 with 1981 operating dividing the difference by the number of customers in the South Texas and dividing that by 12 for a monthly See Page 16 Todays Weather Expect a warm with southwest winds blowing 10 to 15 miles per Tonight will be fair and with variable Friday will be partly cloudy and There is a possibility of rain The Classic Commences Mondays first round was just a prelude the real Southwest Conference basektball tour nament begins tonight in Reunion Arena in With the absence of the 45second shot some coaches feel the games will be slower paced than the regularseason Tonights quarterfinals feature SMU taking on Texas Tech and TCU playing the thirdplace See Page Spurs Shade Suns After getting pasted by Denver the previous the San Antonio Spurs bounced back to knock off Wednesday night at Convention Center The win keeps Central Division rivals Denver and Kansas City from gaining any more ground on Page TV   

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