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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 13, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas New firaunfels Febriiafy Texas rs ready to OK water bill AUSTIN AP Hie state Mouse planned a final vote today on a water package that one member fears could send East Texas water to West Smith Gilley said Tuesday the ulterior motive of backers of the million1 water plan is to build East Texas lakes to catch water to ship It was just the kind of talk that Speaker Gib Lewis didnt want to Statewide water plans proposed in past years have died at the ballot victimized in part by East f fears that theyd lose their We hope those rumors dont get Lewis We made every precaution in the bill where it would not send out any The House on Tuesday gave 13411 approval to a proposed constitutional amendment allowing the state to sell million in bonds to pay the water It includes million for flood control million for water quality million for reservoirs and million for other If approved by the the amendment will be on the November general election Rookie congressmen face debts WASHINGTON AP Going into Texas seven new members of Congress have reported debts of at least remaining from their 1984 election Several of them indicated plans for fundraisers to try to pay off the the Houston Chronicle The reports of Republican Mad Sweeney of Beau Boulter of Joe Barton of Tom DeLay of Sugar Larry Combest of Richard Armey of and Democrat Albert Bustamante of San Antonio were submitted to the clerk of the who unseated William owed on That included in of which was past due to Texas Commerce Bank of Houston on In an interview Sweeney told the Chronicle that his campaign committee has restructured the Texas Commerce as well as a loan from Wharton Bank and Trust that originally was due The Texas Commerce due date has been extended to April 2 and the Wharton loan has been extended to April Sweeney Sweeney said he hopes to raise enough money to retire those loans on time but added that no fundraiser had been scheduled as of He also owes to Victoria Bank Trust by but said that loan would be repaid by The yearend report shows that Sweeney spent almost to unseat Patman spent roughly half that amount on his Boulter listed debts of with about in cash on hand on Boulter had no outstanding loans at years He owe about to Southern Political Consulting of Houston and about to a media consulting firm based in Boulter owed to Howard Gossett Printing Stationery of Kevin an aide to said the congressman is preparing a letter to solicit contributions and plans to hold a reception in Amarillo on 25 to raise additional Between the mail solicitation and the Boulter hopes to slice his debt to Burnette said Boulter intends to selectively ac cept contributions from political action com mittees to eliminate any remaining debt next Bustamante reported he was in debt and had about in cash on hand on Bustamante has enlisted the help of Richard to attract potential contributors to a luncheon April 8 in San Gephardt is cosponsor of a tax revision bill with Bill and is to speak at the lun That Bustamante hopes the presence of Bill an assistant Democratic leader of the at a cocktail party in San Antonio will help draw more Bustamante said he wants to pay off all his campaigns debt by May who spent about to win the 6th district including most of Montgomery County north of listed debts of in cluding owed to Karl Rove a direct mail and political consulting firm in Barton had about cash on hand on Glen a Barton said the congressman raised about in January to reduce the debt to roughly last Griffin said Barton wpuM attend fund raising dinners in Corpus Chrisjti and Austin before ciwpnl oneweek need concludes on Texas Legislature Tentative approval was given by the House Tuesday for legislation that would implement the The votes came quickly and with relatively little Gilley asked bill sponsors whether the package in cludes water Chip R said it did but Gilley was not We know In our part of the state of Texas that one of the ulterior motives is to move not just to catch water for the heck of but to move water from one area of the state to Gilley told a Lewis said the package he put together with Mark White and Bill Hobby does not include water Senate expands program for veteranshousing The Senate has voted to extend the popular veterans housing program and to allow Texas td transfer such as those threatened by other out of Lindon Williams proposed constitutional amendment would raise the limit on bonds for the veterans program from million to said the which allows eligible Texas veterans to borrow at less than 10 pelcent interest for the purchase of a would run out of money by November if the bond limit is not in tie said his proposed amendment would extend the hoiising program to military personnel on active The measure was sent to the House on a 300 vote If it is by the It will go on the November statewide election Ray DWichita sponsored a prbposed constitutional amendment that would allow the state to transfer prison inmates out of Farabee said more than 40 states now have similar and the Texas Department of Corrections requested the He said prisoners could be transferred for medical they would be closer to or to rid e prison of a Senate questions obscenity standards The outline of community standards applied to ob scenity was questioned under a bills proposal to narrow the communitys boundaries during a Senate com mittee The Senate Criminal Justice Committee on Tuesday heard testimony on a bill introduced by Bill Sar in which the community which are now on a statewide would be narrowed to a county Potter County Judge Richard Danbold said it is dif ficult to try a person on obscenity charges in his county because of evidence brought in by defense TRUCKLOAD SAL See Our New Leather Gallery 3 DAYS ONLY Wallaway Acrylic Velvet Reclina Nylon Velvet Leather Everywhere You Touch 10418 Leather Reclina Rocker Lane Action by Wall Saver ReTliner Nylon Velvet The Super Chair Nylon 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