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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 14, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 10A Maw fifoiihfels Hdrald Zeitung February Texas water bill gets changes approval AUSTIN AP The Senate Natural Resources Committee adopted over 50 amendments to their version of a statewide water plan while the House gave final approval to its proposal with a 10517 Both water plans differ In varying degrees with the House proposal having an fflOO million price tag com pared to the Senates more expensive package of Other differences in the House and Senate plans are sections concerning environmental Sierra Club spokesman Ken Kramer said the Senate in troduced by John offers better protection for bays and estuaries along the Gulf The organization fears the House version would lead to inland dams that would cut needed fresh water flow to the The Senate version also would give the state control over ground Water pumping in some areas if local voters did not enact An amendment introduced by Montford during the Senate hearing and approved by the committee Wed nesday calls for a sixmember multistate water Texas Legislature resources planning which wasnt in his original Committee chairman Tatl DE1 said the committee considered 82 amendments during its fivehour session on The differing plans of the House and Senate are on a collision Course that probably will lead to a HouseSenate conference After Wednesdays 10517 Speaker Gib Lewis said he favored tighter restrictions to guarantee en vironmental but he said he compromised to get the bill Im more of an environmentalist than other he At the same Im more of a I think what we worked out is a pretty good What we sent to the Senate is a wellbalanced Wednesdays House vote sent to the Senate the legislation needed to implement their water If approved by the proposed constitutional amendment would go to Texas voters this The House on Tuesday gave 13411 approval a plan allowing the state to sell WOO million In bonds to pay the water It includes million for flood control million for water quality million for reservoirs and million for other Bill seeks fee from child care centers Texas child care facilities should pay an annual fee to fund training programs for child care workers and according to Erwin told the House Committee on Human Resources Wednesday that the1 program could help parents selfpolice the child care which has been under fire as a result of news accounts of child The stories that are making headlines are terrifying and said committee Under his proposal day care facilities would pay an nual fees averaging per The state now no fees from child care The Department of Human Resources inspects the licensed day care but does not inspect the registered family Approximately children are in registered family according to Barton said the fees would bring in about million a year to set up parent and childcare provider Parents would be told what to look for in a he Committee member Jack RE1 said the training programs probably would do little to curtail child abuse at day care I dont want anyone to think if we passed this law we would have solved a bunch of said Committee member Mike said he had been told it would cost about million a year for the state to inspect registered family He called Bartons bill the first thing we need to Its only the first he Small newspaper faces libel suit MAGNOLIA AP Three years Carolyn Foster began a weekly the Potpourri to inform residents of public business the travails of the Magnolia High School Bulldogs in athletic and other local Her freedistribution she was in no way intended to propel her into a First Amendment battle over an order by a state district Judge in Conroe concerning what her supporters at the Texas Daily Newspaper the Texas Press and the Society of Professional Sigma Delta Chi are calling prior she Judge Olen Underwoods temporary restraining which late last week banned her from publishing any material embarrassing to Montgomery County Commissioner Weldon has brought home to her the freedom of the press My biggest concern now is with all Our she told the Houston Chronicle That truly concerns What comes next Freedom of religion The issue of the controversy is a letter to the editor published 6 in the Potpourri The letters Kaye raised questions about the propriety of Commissioner Lockes ongoing romantic relationship with County Auditor Marilyn It was a letter that quickly prompted a million damage lawsuit against the letter Foster and her Foster is 50 years with six children and five She is a lover of an avid booster of this 900resident community in southwest Montgomery and the wife of Magnolia real estate dealer Bob a retired Houston police Over the she has operated a secretarial worked as office manager for an ad agency and run a poodle grooming shop Her newspapering she was as coeditor of her high school Yet in the three years she has been editor and publisher of Potpourri a lot has been Her staff now includes a halfdozen including two The paper distributes issues a Her inaugural issue was a single yellow page that began with the Hello My name is Pot I am a place Readers who lifted their plates to peek underneath could find news of the local the Chamber of Commerce the 4H Club horse show and the Bulldogs football victory over Houston but it bore scant resemblance to todays Potpourri Potpourri has been busily fulfilling what Foster sees as ito mission in an area devoid of other community It covers sports police politics and miscellaneous readers The latter Potpourris editor have developed into one of the moat widely parts of the Her papers policy for publishing letters to the editor is as stated in print for all to see very simple Ajgthjrs of letters must identify thNDMlvM if they hope to see their materials they best it If tbelettera become accusatory or Foster aht caUa the people on the receiving I them and aft them if fhjy bfve a problem with it and told PRESIDENTS DAYS SALE FAMOUS NAME 3PIECE TOWEL 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