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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 13, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Mitch wopble oo Boys State Finals ASnook Nacogdoches Van Central Heights 40 2 AMorton Texas Pros Suns Rockets 94 4AWaxahachle Bryan 66 5ABryan Worth Paschal Spurs Warriors 120 64 College Tournaments Houston TCU 59 Carolina Carolina Lamar Texas 54 OT Lousiville Memphis 68 Johns Boston College 77 UNLV Fresno OT Virginia Georgia Tech 67 New Braunfels Haw Texas HeraldZeltuno SUNDAY March 50 cents 92 51 66 Sections USPS 377880 Conference attracts Texas leaders energy intertwined ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer unemployment and the general state of the economy those are the concerns national leaders will have to deal with in coming agreed panelists at Fridays Legislative Outside that threesided tangle for each issue is hopelessly intertwined with the there isnt much left to talk But panelists agreed that in any theres no easy way out of the There are two kinds of economists those who dont and those who dont know they dont quipped Ray who served as Secretary of Labor under the Carter Marshall was joined in discussion by former Secretary of Energy Charles Duncan and Lloyd Ben who replaced the late Leon Jaworski this year as chairman of the conference advisory served as One of our most serious problems we face is that a lot of our problems have been Marshall While our means of dealing with them are still Energy seems to be a case in Though the current Middle Eastern oil glut has driven prices down for the time Duncan said Americans could never afford to take the supply for granted The problem really gets back to the dependency on oil and gas to fuel this I think well be importing oil from now on and from a part of the world thats very volatile in a political Duncan He would favor a strategic petroleum and some form of naturalgas But development of alternative forms of fuel is the most important question to be Duncan Duncan is in the oil and gas noted the third Lloyd But he can still see whats best for our The trouble there are some pretty serious obstacles mostly economic ones blocking alternative energy Duncan Take a coalgasification for See Page 14A State panel debates education By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer The question What is the legislature going to do about the DWI Driving While Intoxicated problem The response was a long Panel members took turns looking at each then Ike Harris of Dallas grabbed his cup of water and Let me have a and think about That scene during the state issues session of the Texas Legislative Con ference Friday got a few But the laughter didnt last and panel member Wilhelmina Delco took the first I have a problem with strengthening laws just for the sake of strengthening I think there are laws on the books now that could deal with at least 90 percent of the said state representative and chairman of the Committee on Higher Im not sure the solution is throwing them drunk drivers in and Im not sure that raising the drinking age will help Delco stated matteroffactly that she had voted down the raise from 18 to adding I can think of 40 year olds who are not arbitrarily The laws we have encourage people to People can drive with open con but Im not sure Im against that Delco I do know that seeing names in the newspaper is a But I have a problem with trying to legislate the DWI problem chairman of the Economic Development told the audience that legislation is being in troduced that will concentrate on repeat offenders and But the outcome will have to take all areas of the criminal justice system into Harris was also asked if there ivilJ be a state income tax in the he quickly The Public Utility Commission PUC See Page 14A Hobby calls Texas finances critical Inside By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Texas is not as recession proof as some might Currently the states finances are in critical Bill Hobby said They got that way due to decreasing state and local revenue in addition to population growth that requires more state Hobby noted at the noon luncheon of the Texas Legislative reelected to his third term in said the Texas Legislature can deal with the states financial dilemma in one of two We have a choice of raising taxes through a tax bill so as to have a state that we can be proud he Or we can live in a second class state with all the services run The choice is passing the first tax bill in 12 years or living in a state where public ser second he I cast my vote for a first class Hobbys remarks at the 17th annual Legislative followed his presence Thursday at a 3Vz hour special session of the Texas Senate called to discuss states State budgets proposed earlier by the Legislative Budget former Bill Clements and present Mark who just last week revealed his 198485 budget were discussed at this Hobby There were broad areas of said that more major sources of increased revenue are the lieutenant governor Whites state budget the latest being studied by legislators is approximately billion short of the estimated revenue for ac cording to the office of Comptroller Bob But Hobby called Bullocks latest revenue estimates still although he noted that the comp troller is not playing games with the Looking to the states Hobby said approximately new jobs a year are going to have to be found to maintain the same level of prosperity and And where are these jobs coming from he questioned the Civic Center Clearly not from the states heavily energybased economy or agricultural The additional jobs will have to come from hightech he Which means well have to have available education systems at all We can learn from other states that have had to adjust for changing he We can learn tricks from North Carolina and how they attract and maintain this type of Texas education system at all will be a main key in how well the state meets the challenge of Hobby The 2 million pupils now enrolled in Texas public schools will increase to 3 million by end of the decade and to 4 million by the end of the he Divide that number by 25 and you get the number of new new teachers added And yet theres a 7 to 8 percent drop in new How do we attract the teachers he Its been fashionable in recent years to say that you cant get a lot of things through in some cases you We have to pay them teachers more Higher education is also suffering what Hobby called an alarming rate of because salaries have not kept place with the And when theres no longer that incentive of good qualified professors theres bound to be a drop in he Hobby expressed optimism that possible solutions to the problems of teacher vacancy might come from Whites Task Force on Part of the charge of this committee includes said Todays Weather It will be cloudy today with a 30 percent chance of decreasing cloudiness and partly cloudy Winds will be from the southeast at 1015 mph High today will be near low tonight in the low and a high Monday in the upper CROSSWORD PUBLIC Conference highlights Many Texas leaders attended the 1983 Texas Legislative to talk about important issues and to honor Texan of the Year Lloyd Bentsen left and Charles listen to Ray Marshall make a point during the national issues panel New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Stuff photos by Cindy Richurdsun president Donnie Seay presents a check to Wanda Timmerman on behalf of the Friedens United Church of Christ in honor of the late Leon a former Texan of the headed up the conference advisory committee for a number of years before his Monday agenda includes streets and golf fees City council faces long night rezoning and new golf fees may keep the City Council busy for hours on Monday A regular meeting will be held at at City Council has been deliberating for more than a month on City Manager Delashmutts list of streets in need of new asphalt Since the estimed cost of all the projects exceeds the set aside from federal revenue sharing Delashmutt wants the council to arrange the streets in order of He has picked out 25 stretches of worn seven left over from last years priority plus 18 new To help the council make its the city staff has assigned each street a rank of 1 through based on its general condition and level of Council members may rank streets as they They may also choose to delete some from the and add others that Delashmutt hasnt thought of Council will decide whether to proceed with the annexation of strips along Krueger Lane and FM as recommended by the Planning and Zoning The commission has also recommended rezoning 11 acres in Walnut Estates permitting zerolot line A public hearing will be held on this issue before the council votes An amended municipal golf course ordinance passed its first reading at the 28 Chances are it will be amended again before the second because the Golf Course Advisory Board came up with a new fee structure last The council rejected the boards first which would have forced New Braunfels visitors to pay higher annual green fees than This provision was deleted from the ordinance before the and the golf board was asked to look for a more equitable way of raising needed See Page 14A NBISD board to set bond vote If at first you dont just put it to another Trustees of the New Braunfels Independent School District plan to call another bond election when they meet Tuesday at in the high school The last bond a million package presented was defeated to Two weeks trustees decided to call another election for May Theyll have to make a decision tonight as to just what theyll put on the Some people think that million was just too much for people to swallow in one so trustees have considered trying to cut down the Others think it was chiefly due to lack of publicity that the bonds didnt and that the board should go for the whole package In a special meeting March the president of the New Braunfels Educators Association told the board there really wasnt anything to Trustee Gene Scott saying We need all of this im None of this is what were predicting well need in five to 10 Trustees have also considered breaking the bond proposal into sections and allowing separate If they can reach a the election will be formally announced Tuesday The issue of band brought up at a previous is also on the About this time every trustees have to decide whether to participate in a supplypurchasing co operative for another listen to reports from the textbook committee and hand out teacher contracts for the fall The board will consider local overscale acknowledge the departure of retiring and possibly convene in executive session to discuss the personnel slate for next Also OP the agenda are a proposed ROTC a policy recommendation and payment of engineers and attorneys
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