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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 3, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 8A New Braunfels Friday May rriaay May 3 1985 Legislature works on Martin Luther King holiday alread p paying homage to a man who was neither a MII AUSTIN AP The Texas Legislature is considering a state holiday to mark the Rev Martin Luther King but a black lawmaker says it would be a painful mistake to honor him on the same day set aside for remembering Southern Civil War Seeing as how the Civil War was fought for the exact opposite purposes of what King died I think it would be ironic if we were allowed to celebrate both of those on the same said state Ron Wilson of Arkansas and Virginia have White hopes for prison settlement AUSTIN AP A settlement may be near in the 12 yearold reform lawsuit against Texas Mark White But White opposes releasing prisoners early to solve over crowding Weve done what we thinks Weve done what we think is I think youll find that the court will respond White said Maybe were getting closer to Ive been trying to do that for several the governor told his weekly news Earlier this state Board of Corrections Chairman Robert Gunn said an informal settlement could be coming within a If a settlement isnt there could be a lengthy retrial of the question of overcrowding in Texas of ficials have The last such trial ended in resulting in District Judge William Wayne Justices ordering hundreds of reforms in the operation of Texas prisons to improve treat ment of inmates and ease over The courtordered reforms have cost taxpayers millions of dollars for guards and other White said lie hadnt seen details of the proposed but said he is convinced the state now is spen ding sufficient money on the prisons to satisfy any We are certainly appropriating sufficient I to take care of our prison he White releasing some inmates early to ease crowding wont Were not going to be having early Releases of I dont believe m letting people out before theyre ready to be returned to society or their terms are White Theres money in both the Senate and House versions of the state budget that will give us additional prison I think were doing what we have to he On other the governor said He is reviewing on a bill that would raise million over two years by imposing the sales tax on intrastate long distance phone calls and extra such as call Hes made no decision yet whether to sign or veto White already passed laws marking both Kings birthday and those of Confederate heroes on the third Monday in January which becomes a federal holiday honoring King next Kings actual birthday was At least 20 other state Legislatures have passed bills naming a holiday in Kings according to the Martin Luther King Center for Social Change in In the irony of a doubleduty holiday was also but it came from another Its a disgrace to dilute our holiday by paying homage to a man who was neither a Virginiah nor a Fitzhugh Lee a descendant of Confederate Robert said when the General Assembly debated the holiday last The memory of Lee and Thomas Jackson is sacred to the hearts of all true To replace ourjheroes with Martin Luther King or any other nori Virginian is to betray the greatness of our heritage as a JForest commander of the Virginia division of the Sons of Confederate said during the Virginias bill was proposed by the Assemblys senior black who had tried for several years to have a holiday enacted in honor of the slain civil rights Since Arkansas state workers have chosen two days off from among Kings their own birthday and Lees The four black lawmakers who proposed combining Lees and Kings holidays argued that the civil rights leader was not being properly honored because too few workers were selecting that Their proposal passed earlier this year with virtually no Texas Craig Washington says its finances that prompted him to propose the With declining oil revenues making the state budget unusually Washington said his proposal might get more favorable consideration than a 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