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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 29, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Bullock hunting lease deal is criticized AUSTIN AP Some Duval nrtnallv in n October 1987 AUSTIN AP Some Duval County ranchers are branding as a sweetheart deal the leasing of acres of state land by Comptroller Bob the Houston Chronicle Both Bullock and Land Com missioner Garry Mauro said there was nothing wrong or unusual about the 10year They also said Bullock is paying more than anyone else the Chronicle reported Skeptics question how Bullock could have wound up with what turns out to be one of the states few hunting leases in South Texas without having received special consideration from Mauros The newspaper also said that Bullock has fenced in the closing off a road through the property that once provided neighboring landowners easy access to their own I think that he has caused con siderable trouble out said rancher Hardcastle of who grazed cattle on the property for more than two decades before the state leased it to I think its an inside but I have no way to prove Hardcastle Im sure it had to go through the land a Rockport businessman who owns land in the told the Chronicle he also believes Bullock was given special treatment by the Genera Land The newspaper said the lease Billboards opposed by some Piano residents Texas AP A radio station manager says its listeners wanted the naked truth so it set up billboards exposing the torsos of men and but some residents responded that the signs bordered on Dallas station KTXQ launched a advertising campaign for its morning during which disc jockey Bo Jackson encouraged un clothed early risers to describe their immodest activities on the People just call in and Were here at work and were all station general manager Clint The fuur signs with male torsos carry the Early Risers and the six signs with female torsos Its Bo or The billboards are posted in 10 locations leading to this north Dallas and Culp says they are toned down from original The first design of the torso we felt was too provocative and we changed These are cartoons these are not even real he But one resident doesnt believe the btlkoards are toned down Shelton Cotton went before the Plain City Council saying that the threaten the integrity of the I Jont want to bring my son up in kind of Cotton the council If Piano wanu tn continue to project a jKisitivilinage across the it needs to screen these kinds of things Council members drafted a letter Monday urging the station to remove tile signs featuring the torsos of men and women with a lag ad bow covering areas of traditional public Culp said he hadnt received the councils letter by Wednesday and only received five other Thats not very he These signs are out on the outskirts where people get in early and drive to work Disc jockey Jackson asked listeners Wednesday morning to give their opinions of the and he had not one person call in that said anything negative about Culp When you do any kind of ad vertising you try to do something that stands actually is in the name of George a former associate deputy comptroller for tax and ad ministration in Bullocks who has been working as a lobbyist since according to They split the lease Bullock George and I have been hunting down there for we hunt on Clinton Manges the comptroller a Duyal County long has been a figure in Texas politics and is a longtime acquaintance of Mauro said no special deal was Hes not getting any special the land com missioner But he did come in and offer the state the best deal Bullock said he and Garland first heard the land was available only after the state decided not to let Hardcastle continue to lease the property because of alleged The Chronicle reported that land office officials admitted they did not place advertisements about the but said that was not said the state just up and took the land away after he had spent years and con siderable money building building fences and developing They said 1 was abusing Hardcastle He put the blame on a severe drought that lasted for two or three Mauro said the lease was handled at staff Apparently after Hardcastle had abused that land so we got a staff recom mendation not to renew that So the staff started checking around to find someone who would lease and spend a significant amount of time to bring back the who prepared a lease application that would have paid the state per acre for hunting rights and an acre for grazing said the property did need to be rested because it was in really bad Taggart said he never filed the application because he was told by a land office employee that it was all and that the the land was to go to The Chronicle said records on file with the General Land Office in dicated that Bullock and Garland made the highest and best bid on the land for hunting an All grazing was ended on the property for at least two ac cording to land office If Garland and Bullock have had to pay a higher price and been under more scrutiny than our regular Mauro Hardcastle said he offered to pay per acre for grazing A San Antonio man offered per acre for grazing the land office told the Jo Faust Chairman oflhf Board Bob Smith President John Dorbandt Sr Vice President led Cook Sr Vice President Real Estate Richard Gallagher Vice President Ray Smith Vice President Roger Reininger Vice President Don Tiller I lie P Betty Cook 111 f lr Richard Grafe V ice President Rita Kaufmann Assistant Vice President Heidrich Assistant ire President A Leach Sr Vice President and Trust Officer Dennis Heitkamp Trust Officer Phyllis Altwein Assistant Vice President Charlie Blalock Assistant ice President Sylvia Davila Assistant Cashier Cheryl Remmler Cashier It does make a difference where you Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation protection Plus Our outstanding directors and known for their leadership in the IH35 Corridor 10b vear ol banking experience since 1881 Over in capital and the added strength of Texas Commerce SHOULDNT YOU PUT TEXAS COMMERCE BANK ASSETS TO WORK FOR YOUR SUCCESS HOARD DIRK IORS 1 Adams SI 1 1 nuMui S D In Km si Walter Kuisi Maurice 1 isi lui C loe I Kuh anoll I loitma Kovolm Kiiuvji lackUhlnch Kompel Bob Smith John Spetht Texas Commerce Bank New Braunfels Member FDIC Since 1881 TEXAS COMMERCE BANK NEW CONDENSED STATEMENT OF CONDITION September 30 1987 ASSETS t ash and Due from Hanks L S Ireasurv Obligation ot States and political subdivisions in the United 4 Loans Reserve tor Loan Losses Net lederal Hinds Sold Securities purchased under agreement to 000 Hanking Premises and 4 857 Other Assets TOTAL LIABILITIES Demand Deposits Time Deposits lotal Deposits lederal Funds Purchased Securities sold under agreements to repurchase 0 Other Liabilities 2 TOTAL LIABILITIES S CAPITAL ACCOUNTS Capital Retained lotal Capital TOTAL LIABILITIES AMD CAPITAL 09273 September 30 1986 S f SI 0 bank tltc iltizii
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