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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 4, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                New December Farm group opposes statesanctioned betting FORT WORTH AP The states largest farm group is opposed by a nose to betting on the Delegates to the 52nd annual Farm Bureau Convention Tuesday also voted for a resolu tion saying that high school students should be able to miss school to attend livestock shows and Texas The delegates took up state issues the final day of the they planned to address national farm The resolution opposing the legalization of parimutuel wagering passed on a close 392389 Another resolution opposing a state lottery passed by a wide The organization came out in favor of stronger licensing and bon ding regulations for grain Delegates also approved a resolution in support of Forest Service efforts to control the Southern pine beetle by cutting down trees in wilderness areas and national Kings stay is lifted HOUSTON AP A federal judge who granted a stay for a Death Row inmate twice tried and convicted in the bludgeoning death of a Baytown man has cleared the way for the killers execu District Judge Ross Sterling on Tuesday issued an order lif ting the stay he granted convicted killer Leon Rutherford King on The stay blocked Kings 15 scheduled Court papers filed with Sterling on Kings behalf contended there were errors in questioning potential jurors before Kings 1980 in allowing certain testimony by police and in allowing King to be searched after his But Sterling wrote in his order that the issues raised by King have been afforded a full and fair hearing in state received the death penalty for the 1978 bludgeoning of Michael Clayton of Underwood and his 19yearold girlfriend were abducted from a Montrose area night The girlfriend was raped but not King was convicted in He was granted a new trial two years later but was again An Allen Ray also was convicted in the kill ing but received a life INS wants Central Texas office AUSTIN AP Immigration and Naturalization Service officials say thousands of illegal aliens in Central Texas could be in volved in criminal activities and an investigative office should be staffed to fight the INS officials said a temporary detention capable of holding up to 10 will be included in a proposed field We believe Austin is saturated with illegal which is not to say yours is a unique John deputy director of the immigration agencys district office in San Texas is the thirdlargest state in the country by Not to have an INS office in Austin doesnt make Officials on Tuesday presented a request to change the zoning of the property to the Planning Gary assistant director of investigations for the immigration office in San said the agency plans to occupy the space by the end of Wife agrees to polygraph HOUSTON AP The wife of an investment broker found dead in the charred shell of his car has agreed to take a second polygraph test to prove shes telling everything she her attorney Sandra will take the polygraph this afternoon or Thursday according to Harris County sheriffs in vestigators who requested the I dont think the test is meaningful of I dont think they are suspecting They are doing it for their own peace of said Assistant District Attorney Chuck Rosen Baker has said Miami mobsters killed Edward Gerald her husband of six because he owed them nearly After she took a polygraph last an examiner said the results suggested Baker might be withholding Bakers charred sports car was found 8 in west Harris Coun The badly burned body was identified as but medical ex aminers have not ruled on the cause of Investigators have said they are treating the case as a they they have not ruled out the possibility that Baker committed suicide or faked his TDC fails to get land bids HOUSTON AP Texas Department of Corrections officials say they failed to get any bids on acres of prime real estate put on the auction block to help raise million to finance construc tion of new It was the second time in three months state offiials have tried to sell the Were going to have to look at our options and consider making some improvements on the but we are not going to Texas Land Commissioner Garry Mauro said We are not going to have any fire We are not going to give it Bids were sought on tracts in Fort Bend County and 322 acres in southern Harris The land office said there were about 15 inquiries about the land but no bids were School taxes make up for half the levies AUSTIN AP More than half the property taxes paid by Texans last year were collected by public school the State Property Tax Board Ron executive director of the said Tuesday that county and other local governments levied billion in property taxes during 1984 compared with billion the year before which was 10 percent above There is no state property The average property tax burden was per capita in com pared to in Local property taxes made up 41 percent of all state and local taxes paid in The property tax is still the most important revenue source for school counties and special districts such as junior col lege and hospital Patter son He said school which made up 51 percent of the were in creased 15 percent during the while city which made up 20 went up 12 Special 12 percent of the rais ed their levies 16 County which made up 17 percent of the were up only nine Patterson said the figures show that business including mineral paid 52 percent of the school while owners of singlefamily residences paid 30 per Farm including rural paid less than eight pere These figures show a gradual shift in the local tax base when you compare them with figures from previous Patterson Residential vacant and commercial and industrial real estate have become increasingly im portant components of the local tax In the these propeeties were appraised less often than than mineral properties and in dustrial Their growing share of the tax base probably indicates better local appraisal efforts in recent resulting in appraised values that are closer to full market Patter son Witness says bedsores were epidemic SAN ANTONIO AP There was an epidemic of bedsores at an Autumn Hills nursing home in Texas City in a nursing consultant testified in the trial of the company and five individuals charged with murder by Sarah Greene who works for a nursing consulting said Tuesday she based her finding on an audit of nurs ing home records from January to Of 56 patients whose records she Burger said she found they suffered 261 Of those or decubitus as they are called in medical ter almost two thirds developed in the nursing The others originated before the patients entered Autumn From what I have read of Autumn this represents an epidemic of she said in testimony of fered outside the presence of the Judge Don Morgan was expected to rule today on whether Burger could offer the testimony before the Burgers testimony came in against Autumn Hills Convalescent Centers and five of its current and former They are charged in the death of Elnora The 87 yearold woman died after living 47 days at an Autumn Hills home in Tex as The defense claims she died of Burger said one a developed 14 bedsores after entering the Autumn Hills The she was younger than most nursing home residents and she was fairly I have never seen this kind of development of decubitus in a patient in this The consultant said bedsores in almost all cases are preventable and are a sign of poor patient Earlier testimony has indicated Breed suffered several bedsores while a patient at Autumn Mall gets nod from planners Stall writer New Braunfels Planning and Zon ing Commission will recommend to City Council that zoning changes be granted for a sheltered shopping mall and for an office parkretail During a public hearing Tuesday Jerry Jergins told the commis sion that Orion Subdivision needs Cl local business zoning for a garden office park and retail The property is zoned R2 single and twofamily He said the subdivision is across Texas 46 North from Oak Run and will complement Oak Run as well as Hunters which is immediately behind Hunters Creek is a proposed residential We are trying to have coordinated Jergins It is better we do it and complement each other we are very closely tied to each Commission member Tom Casteel said the zoning change seems to be an area of cluster zoning that we keep hearing And member Jan who voted against the recommendation with member Myrtle said there already is a large amount of com mercial zoning along Texas Im wondering if it might be wise to wait and see if all of this is really she the shopping which will carry the recommenda tion of C3 commercial zoning to Ci ty is proposed for the in tersection of Texas 46 South and In terstate The acres already is zoned C4 resort Representatives of the develop ment said the mall will contain about 50 in cluding three major retail a food and a The mall is proposed to be but not Neighbors of Lake Front Avenue and Dunlap Drive said flooding is common in the area and expressed concern about the traffic problems on Texas which is already con they The malls planners showed a land scaped parking lot and a privacy fence behind the property and said they hope to start construction in the Commission member John Dierksen pointed out that the area is already zoned for resort Its not a question of whats going to be in here youve got to remember how its zoned the issue is which would you rather he adding that he believed the residents would be bet ter off with a shopping mall than with a Both recommendations will go to City Council for a public hearing and three readings of an Also the Commission Approved the resubdivision of six lots of Highland Park Addition between US 81 and Stonewall into three lots for Herbert Granted final approval to plats for Shadow Park unit two the resub division of block lot one of Kastner unit one Gruenewood Villa Subdivision Nor thwoods unit three Kentucky Place and Orion Subdivi Gave preliminary approval to the plat for Canyon Heights Subdivi sion so the planning department caa look into a discrepancy of a rightof way width on the plat and the city Gave preliminary approval to plats for Coleman Industrial units one and The planning director will be talking to represen tatives of the Texas Department of Highways and Public Transportation about the dedication of rightofway on FM Coleman is selling some property to Wornick for a million food processing Approved the master plans for Hunters Creek subdivision on Texas 46 North across from Oak Run and behind Orion and for Coreth Ranch on Texas 46 North near Orion Police file countersuit DALLAS AP The Greenville police chief and another officer have filed a million countersuit against Lenell Geter and five other black engineers who sued the department in connection with its investigation of a series of 1982 armed Chief Leon Powers and James Fortenberry claim in a suit filed in District Court that they suffered mental 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