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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 27, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 410 M053 285 annual rate hike Its annual rate hike time for The natural gas company soon will be coming to city governments in New Braunfels and Garden Ridge asking for a 92 cent which serves about 78 South Texas has proposed a rate hike that will add 92 cents to each customers minimum monthly For residential customers in New the minimum payment would go from to Com mercial minimum is set to rise from to Garden Ridge residents will pay under the while commercial users there would nay The rate hike does not affect the step increases that rise according to the amount of That said Robert Jones of prevents a rate hike from affecting senior citizens and lower Income people who usually use more More affluent who usually have central air and better insulated then also participate in the gas rate manager of Entexs South Texas explains that the rate hike covers only the companys cost of Cost of along with the cost of paying back borrowed money and paying is not af Cost of service Includes office telephone and electricity cost of materials used for and property and gross receipts taxes See Page 12A IT Bfiurtfeb Onlcorn fartt as buzter finalizing Unicorns 5956 basketbaHplfiyoff tftorjfcfatlaaalte fhfe occoftd straight offer1 f a taller propels the the state against rredericksburg fifloWit 1 Austin In DERYL ZEItUMQ M DA Knicks Spurs 122 IH UAi Lakers 1 QQ Rockets 94 Jazz Mavericks 96 New Braunfels Herald Ntw Texas Wednesday February 25 Cents 32 Pages3 Sections tax move gets criticism By DANA STELL RnnHt tl t By DANA STELL Staff writer Feelings are mixed in the and resort in dustry this week following a Monday night decision by City Council to raise the local room I have mixed feelings about said Rusty Brandt of Camp I am happy that we were able to keep the Chamber of Commerce as our advertising agency for the tourist attraction That point were very happy we are very unhappy with the tax said who is also chairman of the Chambers con vention and tourist When your business is you dont go raising your Council Monday voted 42 to raise the local room tax from 4 cents to 6 On top of the state already collects 4 the city also decided to divide the original 4 cents this way 20 percent to the 20 percent to the 5 percent to the citys two andi55 percent to the Chamber of The additional 2 cents must go directly toward attracting tourism and will be given to the Under the old the Chamber received 80 percent of the 4 cents the 10 percent and the arts 10 Council must now pass an ordinance enacting the new rate before it goes into possibly at the beginning of the next quarter on April Before agreeing to the allocation Monday night Council talked bat did not the possibility of establishing a separate convention and tourist bureau and taking that responsibility away from the Chamber of Chamber including and resort opposed that saying that would be a duplication of the Chambers A separate dedicated specifically to attracting also would have been a waste of they because New Braunfels simply doesnt have the facilities to support large Am I satisfied That is a relative of said John Chamber vice In light of what may have been about to happen to the Im very See ROOM Page 12A jurors called in trial By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Another 100 potential jurors were summoned to the Comal County Courthouse this in efforts to conclude jury selection in the David Port case by the end of the Of those summoned to appear Administrator Martin Allen said 56 persons showed Six or seven were excused immediately due to the legal exemptions like over age and children under 10 years of So that means we got about 49 or 50 of new ones to add to those sum moned earlier in the But Allen said District Judge McMaster told the new batch of prospective jurors this morning that they didnt have to come back to the courthouse until Thats when the the prosecution and the defense will begin questioning them onebyone about the extent of their media ex posure to the is accused of murder in the June 7 shooting of mail carrier Debora Sue The case was moved to New Braunfels last December by Judge McMaster on a change of District Clerk Hazel Kuhn said Monday that she initially summoned 175 prospective jurors for the Less than 100 showed up for the first day of jury and those ex cused for personal and extensive mediaexposure reasons have left 22 persons qualified on publicity For the past two proceedings have begun with a film on jury then prospective jurors are been asked to raise their hands if they have heard of the Those who have are questioned on the extent of their and whether the publicity they have heard or read would interfere with their Once all those biased by publicity have been attorneys will then be able to begin the regular voir dire Thats why the jury probably wont be seated until the end of the week at the Prosecutors Mary Keno Henderson and Tim and defense attorneys Jack Zim mermann and Randy Clark must have a minimum of 32 prospective jurors by Both sides are then allowed to strike disqualify 10 persons they do not want on the TV crews and photographers crowd around the principals in the David Port trial Zimmermann said Tuesday he would hope the judge keeps at least and maybe in a case like Asked if he was pleased with the cases he This isnt something youre pleased or displeased Its something that Inside needs to be done in order to ensure rny client a fair In her questions Tuesday to one prospective Milloy What were looking for 12 people who can hear the same thing at the same During both days of Judge McMaster He has estimated that at two to three At the end of Tuesdays question andanswer Milloy said she had no comment to make on the Theres a gag order in she adding she intended to obey that order and suggested Zim DFRYl CLARK HERALD ZElTUNG mermann should do the still donning his white said he knew about the gag But the judge said it was okay to talk about and thats what Ive been he Water Watch they were drubbed by the Seguln In Stock crash Canyon inflow Canyon Oam puHljJ Edwards Aquifer Canyon Lake level 790 down 229 OUT nnoM STTf Todays Wither A 30 peregnt of f ajn Wevhppe to have tbj sJMfip rectified for wgh VIA s low wfts Sunset The CouffBEB eot the HR r ellABVe season off to an Top of the pops LOS ANGELES AP High voltage soul singer Tina Turner won three Grammys to cap a smash gyrating rocker Prince danced off with three awards and a surprised Lionel Richie took album oftheyear honors at the 27th Annual Grammy Cyndi the unruly rocker with carrotcolored hair and thrift shop was named best new artist of the year Tuesday by members of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Miss who first gained fame more than two decades ago as the shimmyshaking partner of ex husband won record of the year for her gutsy Whats Love Got To Do With The song also captured best female pop while best female rock vocal went to Better Be Good to all from her smash Private Dancer This is the biggest single moment Tina Prince head list of Grammy awardwinners Bluecollar rocker Bruce who had never won a Grammy despite his decadelong leadership in American rock won his first award as best rock male vocalist for Dancing in the of my career right Miss said backstage after winning record of the Her last Grammy was with Ike in 1971 for their version of Proud and her first hit record was in Whats Love Got to Do With It also won song of the year for writers Graham Lyle and Terry who Miss Turner said had to make changes before she agreed to record It wasnt my type of she I didnt like It was a bit odd but thats what hit records are Veteran songwriter and singer Richies Cant Slow a slick melange of pop ballads and easy dance was named album of the year at the more than threehour show televised live from the Shrine Auditorium to an estimated audience of 140 million As a member of the Commodores and an individual Richie had been nominated for a Grammy 28 times since but has only won Every year its always been I wonder I wonder a delighted Richie And in this 1 dont want to wonder why I just want to enjoy and collaborator James Anthony Carmichael also shared the producer of the year award with David who had snared the most nominations with Foster also won the instrumental arrangement Grammy for his Hard Habit to Break by star of the hit movie Purple won or shared three He and his the won best rock per formance by a group with vocal for the Purple Rain and best album of original score written for a motion picture or TV The album sold 9 million The 26yearold Minneapolis rocker also won for writing the best rhythm and blues 1 Feel For The song was recorded by Chaka who was named best female rhythm and blues His performance of Baby Im a
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