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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 16, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas On the rise New 6t aunf ate July Deaths State school property taxes help fund reforms AUSTIN AP Local school trustees in Texas levied the largest school property tax hike in while state aid to schools increased by billion last the Texas Research League The privately funded research organization said trustees Irt the local school districts levied a million property tax increase for a total tax bill of The statewide average increase was per the league said School property taxes in 198485 averaged cents per of market the researchers During a special legislative session in the summer of lawmakers enacted sweeping reforms for public schools in Texas including higher teacher salaries and tougher standards for students and To help fund those changes and highway im the Legislature also enacted the largest tax increase in state history a three year billion primarily in the sales tax and motor fuel The additional billion in state aid pushed the total state financial assistance to schools to the research group The research in its annual report on education in said school budgets adopted last year called for spending of per student for current Eighty percent of that money was spent for the league payroll ex pense averaged per According to the the average salary for classroom teachers among all school districts in Texas was The report also said there was an average of one teacher for every pupils although small classes at the high school level arid ab breviated teaching schedules meant that many classes had more than the average number of the league The new reform law calls for no more than 22 students in first and second grade classes next In looking the research league said that compared to the billion increase in state aid last only million more in state funds will be distributed to schools next Only 492 districts will get more the other 576 districts will receive the report It said that strategy to equalize aid to the various districts presupposes that local property taxes will remain about the it the large property tax increase last year substantially negated the equalization im provement that the Legislature tried to New Medicare tax on its way to full committee WASHINGTON AP A House while rejecting an administration proposal for an acrosstheboard increase in Medicare health insurance has approved a new Medicare tax to be paid by elderly recipients with incomes above The House Ways and Means subcommittee on health approved the tax Monday as part of a package of Medicare changes that could go to the full Ways and Means committee next It would affect individuals with incomes above and couples with incomes above who participate in the governments health insurance program for the elderly and Pete the subcommittees said the proposal was drafted as an alter native to the Reagan ad ministrations plan to raise premiums for Medicare Part B which pays doctor The administration proposal would have raised the monthly fee for everyone by the same Stark did not call it a instead referring to the measure as an incomerelated premium collected by the Internal Revenue In his 1986 budget President Reagan said individuals are paying too little of the cost of their Medicare Part B When the coverage was he individuals paid 50 percent of the But the premium increase has been sharply he and the current premium of a month pays less than a quarter of the programs Reagans proposed solution would have boosted the premium to in and continued boosting it by two percentage points a year for the next four By that he premiums would pay 35 percent of the Starks subcommittee agreed to increase the income from premiums by about million over three so the premiums would pay 25 percent of program Under the panels the general premium would be frozen at somewhere and a Stark the bill ap proved by the subcommittee will save Ruth Gray Funeral services for Ruth Gray of 549 Sycamore will be at 2 today at Zoeller Funeral Home with the Harold Zirkel Burial will follow at Comal died July 15 at McKenna Memorial Hospital after a oneweek The daughter of lona nee Lan ders and was born in She had lived in New Braunfels for 30 years and managed Comal Bowl until she Survivors include a Georgia Erickson of Virginia two John Gray and William both of New Braun fels a Mary Powell of Ard a Bill Wilson of and five grand Ralph Botts Funeral services for Ralph Botts of 588 Castell were Monday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home with the Howard Thrift Burial was in Oddfellow Cemetery In died July 13 at McKenna Memorial Hospital after a 10day The son of Ada Eugenia nee Thames and Thomas Jefferson he was born In He married Eula Mae Shanklin In Botts worked as a railroad express agent until he He was a member of First Baptist Survivors include his Eula Mae Botts a NeU Clark of Caldwell four Alma Lola Corder and Robbie all of Iowa and Jewel Kelso Anderson of Gonzales a Bennie Botts of Gonzales and one Memorials may be sent to the McKenna Memorial Anita Gerth Funeral services for Anita Gerth of 631 Lakeview are pending at Zoeller Funeral died July 16 at McKenna Memorial Stocks Market responds to Reagans health NEW YORK AP Stock prices showed a small gain today as the market responded calmly to the latest news on President Reagans The Dow Jones average of 30 in dustrials rose to in the first Gainers held a 54 lead over losers among New York Stock Exchange listed Just after the market closed on doctors reported that a polyp they had removed from the Presidents colon was But they also said they found no evidence that the malignancy had They estimated the chances of no recurrence of the cancer to be better than 50 SwstBell Sperry Cp StdOUOh SunComp TNPEnt Tandy Tenneco TexacoInc TexAmBnch TexComBn TexEastn TexasInst TexasOGas TexUtll Textron Tylers Un Carbide UnPacCp US Steel USWest UniTel Unocal WalMart WestghEl Xerox Cp ZenithE 47 21H 3078 41H 31 33 96 31 57 15 48 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to the whole New businesses increase the states tax base and create new jobs for all Attracting new businesses Helping to draw new businesses to Texas are the states abundant good excellent transportation and hardworking For good transportation was a dominating reason for Southwestern Bell Telephones recent decision to locate a major dis tribution warehouse in south of The new square foot complex will serve all five of our companys In addition to telecommunications facilities are also important in many business relocation Southwestern Bell Telephone is proud to offer topnotch telecom munications In the 450 towns it serves in For the eighth year in a we are investing more than billion in new construction to oieet Texas growth and to continue adding stateofthe art com munications Reasonable phone rates Texas residential telephone rates are among the lowest In the In a recent study conducted by an Investment brokerage firm Smith Barney found Texans had the lowest average monthly residence 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