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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 12, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                NewBraunfels Notes What does city manager do City Manager The charter states that the City Manager has the to appoint and remove any officer or employee if tne except those appointed by the City fprepare and submit a budget and other financial and perform such other duties as may be by the charter or required of him by City tCounciU j My chief with the exception of the is to fbe sure I keep the mayor and council informed on Issues facing the city and to present to them solutions Jand alternatives for solving 1 do this by writing weekly memorandum reports to f cbiincll and by preparing reports and ordinances that go with the bimonthly council I regularly visit and communicate personallly with council the majority of my time is spent with the dally operations of the I deal with engineering pro contracts for work to be done or that is under meet with department write read and talk to I also deal with other units of Including county school highway department and state t visit employees on the job and the police and fire departments and field crews that are working throughout the f like to personally see work as It Is done and talk to employees and listen to their Softie of my time Is spent with the city attorney on matters that involve pending and current claims against the city and personnel Several limes during the 1 talk to the media answering questions or bretflng I feel that this Is an important way to communicate with the public In an attempt to keep citizens I have an open door and feel that anyone Who wants to see me should be or have his or her phone call have spent a great deal of time on enjoyable task working to get new industry and jobs for New I also assumed the responsibility of planning for new growth issues and economic The nature of the city managers job is to demonstrate leadership with the mayor and coun The manager oft times is the one out front on controversial Ideas and Criticism and long hours go with the The satisfac tion comes when a job is well done and New Braunfels has Niw Taxas March Texas risks falling behind in high technology AUSTIN fexas must improve its education system of Hsk falling behind in increasingly intense technological competition between educators have told state A continuous How of educated scientists and engineers is essential to the states Norman former president of the University of Texas and of Rice told the Senate Educa tion Committee Hackerman appeared in support of a package of 10 proposals to strengthen Texas economy creased science and technology related research and The which carry no specific were sent to a subcommittee for further Hackerman was asked by Carl DPort committee if the states standing in higher education would be hurt if spending the next two years is held at current as recommended by Bill It would drop Hackerman Even if you can only put X amount in this at least make the committment and you can put more money in said Larry chairman of the College Coordinating Boafd aftd head of the Select Committee on Higher Bill Hobby and Temple said the act of the 1985 session of putting in million solely for pelitive research in state univeristies was a major policy change that Will benefit Passage of this legislative package would be a signal nationwide that Texas is serious about improv ing its higher education in a very significant said Peter ODonnell a Dallas businessman who was a member of the Select Committee on Higher Treasurer Ann Richards spoke in support of several of the bills which would Increase state efforts to recruit women and minority students for science and mathematical training in Unless you approve this Texas is going to lag sadly behind other states in investing their money in a trained work she The Senate bills include measures to continue the competition among university faculty for research provide transfer of university research to com mercial programs for gifted and talented students and a statewide computer A similar package is pending in the I mmigration reform Texas refugee ranks find difficulty in staying despite high courts ruling easing restriiptions AUSTIN AP Despite the Supreme Courts decision to ease political asylum restrictions for Central American many already in Texas will find it difficult to stay here officials The court struck down a requirement that the aliens must show a clear probability of persecution if they returned home and substituted the standard that they show a wellfounded fear of While Mondays ruling was cheered by advocates for the immigration attorneys caution that im migration officers and administrative judges will con tinue to have wide discretion on what constitutes a valid fear of Even though it is a more liberal the Immigration and Naturalization Service is not going to automatically approve asylum said Paul Par an Austin immigration They have broad discretion to determine what is meant by a wellfounded fear of Parsons said Central American refugees who flee to avoid being killed in fighting between government and rebel armies would not necessarily qualify for political asylum in the United Applicants for political asylum still need to show there is a wellfounded fear that is individualized to their own Parsons Barbara also an Austin immigration said aliens who have been denied asylum may be able to reapply because of the If its applied it would affect any case in which the Board of Immigration Appeals did not consider the wellfounded fear Hines The INS in Washington said more than asylum cases had been decided under the challenged There are about cases an INS spokesman Hines said the Supreme Court held in 1984 that the clear probability should apply in deportation but that Mondays ruling said that the standard could not be extended to political asylum Its really a major Hines it will lead to a number of cases being She said the attorney general still retains discre tion to deny asylum even under the new HvraldZeitung CUSPS 3778001 Published Sunday Thursday and Friday afternoons by New Braunfels Herald Publishing 186 Casteii or Drawer New Texas 78131 Second Class aostage paid by New Braunfels Herald Publishing at New DAVIDKRAMER Editor and Publisher JIMWEBRE Managing Editor DEBORAH LAWRENCE Office Manager SANDI HUTTER Retail Advertising Manager CHERYL Me CAMPBELL Classified Manager CAROL AVERY Circulation Manager MAGGIE LOMBARDO Composition Foreman GUSELBEL Pressroom Foreman DANAOVERSTREET City Editor WANDALASATER Lifestyles Editor TOMLA8IN5KI Sports Editor Subscription Rates I includes applicable sales tax Carrier delivery in Blanco and Kendall counties three six one Senior Citizens Discount carrier delivery six mon one Mall delivery outside Comal in Texas three six one Mail outside six one it ypu have not received yowr newspaper by Tuesday through or by call 6259144 or 1900 by 7 and U respective ly Postmaster Send address changes to P0 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