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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 18, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Lawyers in I ike New Texas January Page3A Appraisal Notes H Reappraisal frequency not static t The Comal County Bar has elected new officers for Mark Clark is now the Ron Friesenhahn is vice and Carter Casteel is secretary Texas may open prisons Texas AP The Texas prison system may start admitting inmates as usual on Monday after making weekend officials said It looks like well be below the 95 percent capacity by We have about 80 we can release today and we will release some more Brown The nations second largest prison system closed its doors Fri day after the population exceeded a courtordered 95 percent capaci ty with inmates in carcerated at midnight At 95 the 26 prison units can legally confine Texas Department of Corrections spokesman Charles Brown Castro family seeks help in paying for relatives transfer Pictured Clark left presents a plaque to 1986 president Mike Smithers right in appreciation for his ser Off ices close to honor MLK state and federal of fices will be closed Monday in memory of Martin Luther Although Kings birthday anniver sary was the official celebra tion is the third Monday of the This is the second year the obser vance has been a national The Postal Service will not deliver mail on Monday and most banks and savings and loans will be How often must my property be reappraised Until the frequency of reap praisals in Texas really depended upon each individual taxing jurisdic Some jurisdictions reappraised every year or some every four of five and others might have ap praised improvement only when they were first There are many in dividual taxing units across the and there were different opinions as to how often property should be reap and at what levels those ap praisals should There were dif ferent levels of and the level of appraisal and frequency of reap praisal sometimes depended to a great extent upon how well each in dividual tax office was With passage of Senate Bill or the Peveto the Legislature specifically mandated that reap praisals be conducted at least every four This seemed at first to be a comfortable since ap praisal districts would only need to review existing values every four From a property owners this meant the possibility of a sizeable increase every time his property was reap There is another serious problem with a four year reappraisal The State Property Tax Board con ducts a ratio study each to determine how close the values in each appraisal district are to market These ratio study results even tually become part of the calculation used in determining the amount of state aid each school district will If assesed values are below what the state feels is current the school districts are penalized by a decrease in the amount of money they would have received had the values been at 100 When appraisal districts first values in many cases were well below actual market and the increase in assessed value in 1982 was drastic formost Ac cording to State Property Tax Board overall values within the jurisdiction of the Comal Appraisal By DAVIDMAY Staff Writer New Braunfels relatives of a woman who died last month of mysterious circumstances have rais ed half the monies needed to bring her body home to be laid to rest alongside her Family members of Rosa a New Braunfels native who was found dead in her Seguin residence last said Friday that are still some short of having enough money to cover costs having her body transferred from her Seguin burial site to Comal Sandra sister of the said relatives are still searching for help from groups and persons in the community interested in assisting the family in their We still need some help and were looking and asking all Martinez A local church group is expected to make a donation to the family on Sunday to help defray Seguin authorities discovered the 45yearold woman dead in her living room after being summoned to the residence by her Richard who lived there with his Seguin District Attorney Kirkendall confirmed that the woman had sustained numerous in juries including several broken ribs and bruises over much of her According to the Travis County Medical Examiners who per formed an autopsy at the request of determined the woman died of a stroke that resulted from a blood Their report showed that the woman received a severe blow to the back of the head that may have lead to the Prosecutors have been unable to determine the exact nature of the womans due largely to the lack of cooperation of the who arranged for her burial in The case went before the Guadalupe County grand jury the jury passed on making any The people involved are not being very Seguin Assistant District Attorney Sean Proctor com mented Thursday adding that in vestigators hope to return to the grand jury 5 with more Richard Castro had been subpoenaed to testify before the grand jury though he No charges have been filed in connection with the womans mysterious Calls to the offices of defense at torneys for the brother went unreturned last week Kirkendall refused early in the in vestigations to speculate on the causes of the womans say ing We dont know if they were the result of an attack or an accidental He committed to no theory or owtive in the An officer with the Comal County oiflice ol the Department ol Human Resources confirmed Thursday visiting the woman at her home on several occasions but was unable to report the reasons or findings of those Martinez said in an earlier article that she believed her brother was responsible for the sisters Though the woman died family members here were not aware of it until an uncle saw a story in a San Antonio Martinez said after talking to the funeral home with whom burial arrangements were the woman had been placed in a very in expensive one prone to leak ing and She noted that the family needs to raise about for a sealed casket and some to open her grave and have her brought here and laid back to rest alongside her mother who passed away in Relatives lack the monies needed to make the AND QUALITY Expert care guarantees your car longer OIL CHANGE LUBRICATION TRANSMISSION SERVICE 1466 Seguin PRONTO LUBE FRANCES BRIDGES is there for you with Scrapbook every Thursday in the HvraldZeitunj at Save 2050 Fine CtystoiSiEm State Blow Dewaluie Otettw Selection China Things Registry Shopping Cent District after the 1982 reappraisal were still only at 78 percent of actual market There was no reap praisal in 1983 or and the 1984 ratio study showed that assessed values in the district had dropped to 67 percent of market A major reappraisal was begun in and the ratio study for that year indicated that overall values were at 87 per Ratio study figures for 1986 have not yet been but should show an improvement over 1985 Reappraisals have been very pain ful for most of us the last few to say the very because they have been so The purpose of the Peveto Bill was to create equality and and the guideline us ed was market Once this level has been appraisal districts will no longer need to play catch and increases inassessed value should follow the A reader of Appraisal Notes has written the Question I wasnt sure to whom I should write concern ing this question but am a faithful reader and hope that you can either answer or refer me to the proper par We live on and own the lots adja cent to a cemetery lot her at Canvon which has two tombstones dated in the We would like to purchase that lot as it is not kept up and impacts negatively on our pro Can I buy it if to whom do 1 direct my inquiry If I cannot buy can I still run my fence around it Answer A check of appraisal records shows this lot to be specifically noted onthe plat as a cemetery and no trasfer of ownership from the original developer has been Title may lie with the but descendents of the persons buried there could also have some claim to the You may contact either the county clerks office or the abstract department of the appraisal district if you wish further deed in You should consult an at torney before placing a fence around this APPRAISAL NOTES is a public ser vice of Coma County Central Ap praisal Questions and com ments regarding property appraisal functions can be sent to the district in care of the 186 New BEST FOR LESS TRAVEL CLUB PRICES FROM THE RESERVATION DISCOUNTS WITH CLARA BRADEN OF TRIPS CARIBBEAN CRUISE TOUR ESPECIALLY FOR SINGLE ADULTSMARCH 14 218 WONDERFUL DAYS IN SUNKISSED AREAS AT THE RIGHT TIME OF THE SAN THOMAS PUERTA DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ATE RESERVATIONS GREAT NORTHERN CAPITOLSJULY 9 3022 GRAND DAYS THE SOVIET BERLIN MUCH 49 MEALS ACT NOW TO GET YEAR CRUISE TOUR ABOARD THE CUNARD PRINCESS 2 THOMAS MORE ON THIS FESTIVE HOLIDAY FLYIN MOTORCOACHWE ALREADY HAVE RESERVATIONS GREAT PACIFIC NORTHWEST CANADIAN ROCKIES IF RESERVATIONS MADE NOWJUNE 24JULY 19 1SALT LAKE GRAND YELLOWSTONE 3 DAYS IN FABULOUS RENO MENT IN CANADAS MARITIME PROVINCES PRINCE JULY 49ER STATE PARKS WINE COUN TRYJULY 817YOSEMITE SEQUOIA GIANT REDWOODS ALSO OF THE AMERICAN WEST LAKE TAHQEJU LY 1928 GRAND ZION NATL CEDAR BREAKS NATL BRYCE CANYON NATL LAS VEGAS MORE12 DAYS RUSHMORKBLAHK HILLS PASSION PLAYYELLOWSTONE ARCHES PARKAUG 211REMARKABLE UNIQUE FEATURES LIKE A RANCH BARBQ SHOW ROCKIES MEMORIES11 CRUISE QUEEN CHARLOTTE PRINCE PRINCE MARVELOUS SEATTLE GOLD PONY EXPRESS DELTA SAN FRAN NORTHERN UNIQUE 4 DAY DISCOUNT WE HAVE MOREREQUEST OUR FREE CALVACADE OF 1987 ESCORTED TOURS FOR COMPLETE PANAMA VALUES TRANSPANAMA CANAL CRUISE TOURMAY 21312 WONDERFUL DAYS11 NIGHTS ON THE ELEGANT CRUISE CARIBBEAN ABOARD THE SONG OF AMERICAAPRIL 26MAY CARIBBEAN ABOARD THE SONG OF NORWAYJUNE BERMUDA CRUISE TOUR ABOARD tHE NORDIC 26 SEPT BEAN CAPITOLS BOARD CUNCARD 1219 LOW PRICES ALASKA GOLD RUSH PLUS SAN VANCOUVER VICTORIA JJNE 719 11 NIGHTS ONBOARD DELUXE CRUISE LINERLOW GROUP PRICK ALASKA EXPLORER CRUISE TOUR ABOARD THE SAGAFJORD JU 1526 5 STAR PLUS RATED CRUISE LINER 11 NIGHTS FROM ANCHORAGE TO VANCOUVER PLUS TIME IN ANCHORAGE DISCOUNT ALASKA FRON TOUR AUG DELIGHTFUL 7 NIGHT LUXURY CRUISE PLUS VANCOUVER SEATTLE ALASKA CRUISE 29 9 7 NIGHT CRUISE PLUS MCKINLEY MATANUSKA ANCHORAGE MORE HAWAIIAN ESCAPADE MAY 1221 SEE ALL OF HAWAII ON THIS ONELOTS OF SIGHTSEEING FEATURES LIKE PEARL HARBOR CRUISE POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER WITH DINNER AROUND HAWAII CRUISE M8 NIGHTS CRUISE PLUS 3 DAYS IN WAIK1K1 HOLIDAY 410 BARGAIN ALL NIGHTS IN 1 WAIKIKI HAWAII ADVENTURE 2330 ISLES OF MAUI 4ISLAND HAWAII CIRCLE NOV 1119 THE MOST POPULAR ISLANDS DON HO DINNER SHOW MUCH MORE INCLUD FLOWERS SOUTH PACIFIC EXCURSION APRIL 26MAY 10 SPECIAL NEW AUSTRAILIA 4 FIJI ODYSSEY GREAT BARRIER REEF 118 AUSTRALIA AUCKLAND SAN FRANCISCO ZEALAND GLACIER COUNTRY PLUS AUSTRALIA 15 SUPER 21 DAYS INCLUDES NEW ZEALANDS SOUTHERN ALPS MILFORDSOUND CRUISE PAGEANTJU LY 13 THAILAND LOTS OF TIME IN HONG KONG SIGHTSEEING SHOPPING IN HONG KONG 413 2 SHOPPING CAPITOLS OF THE WORLD OF MEXICO FIESTA MAY 715 MEXICO CITY COMPLETE INCLUDING THE PYRAMIDS BALLET FOLKLORICO XOCH1MILCO FLOATING TAXCO ACAPULCO SPRING PARADE OF FLOWERS MAY 815 THE NETHERLANDS DURING THE BEAUTIFUL TULIP SEASONGREAT SIGHTSEEING ALL NIGHTS in 1 HOTEL THE BRITISH LIMITED SPACE OPEN ROYAL BRITISH ISLES CIRCLE JUNE 1125 WALES SCOTLAND IN 1 SWOOP LANDSCAPES FRENCH CHATEAUX COUNTRY JUNE 29JULY 13 15 DAYS ALSO FEATURE NOR MANDY BEACHES KINGS A GARDENS JULY 1118 VERY UNIQUE TOUR ALL NIGHTS IN 1 LONDON THE PEOPLE EXPERIENCE 1628 MEALS HOMES WITH IRISH HOSTS SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS LONDON THEATER 1828 SCOTLAND COMPLETE ENGLAND LON DON FOLIAGE TOO MORE EXICTING TOURS ACT WITHOUT DELAY ALPINE ESCAPADE JUNE 23JULY 8 SWISS AUSTRIAN ITALIAN ALPS MAKE UP A SPECTACULAR TOUR EXPERIENCE GRAND EUROPEAN VISTAS JULY 323 21 MARVELOUS DAYS INCLUDE NAPLES ISLE OF POMPEII WORLD CHARM BY RAILWAY SALZBURG VIENNA JULY 918 DELUXE LEISURELY VACA TION TRAVEL BY SPLENDOR GREEK ISLES CRUISE JULY 1425 ALSO FEATURES EXICITING 5DAY PLUS ROMANIA BULGARIA JULY 2 YUGOSLAVIA COM PLETE 32 MEALS OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN 522 WHAT A TOUR NORTH SWEDEN 4 CITIES OF SOUTH AMERICA 1321 RIO DE JANEIRO BUENOS AIRES OF FOR TUGAL MOROCCO 1531 LOW GROUP ISLESTHE HOLY LAND 13 NIGHTS ON THE LUXURIOUS PACIFTC PRINCESS LOVE BOAT PLUS 3 DAYS IN ONt HKlCt AU0 INCLUDtS HOLINLMHIP AlKfAKL MEA1J 1OUH UIKtCTOH blOHISttlNO LOLA IOUKS HOltLS OtLUXt MOTOHCOAtH SIAIIKOOMS MOHfc K An TUh TU HUHJb No 3 I IMbLH I IKCAL bANMAKCOS IX ttOt i92 OKYOUKlOCAl IKAVLl ALNI SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNTS Call am Circulation Department for dally home delivery 6259144
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