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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 12, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Legislators reform in education A panel of the states key legislators who addressed the 23fd Texas Legislative Cdrtffefiefce itf fels Friday mornirfg TefcdriS to fevarnp the education and workers compensation systems the moderated by See Page 3 A Bushs debtplan getting good reviews WASHINGTON AP The Bush tions turnabout proposal aimed at dampening Latin Americas debt crisis is getting generally good despite some reservations that it may not go far enough to quell the regions explosive social See Page 10A MO 09 too ton 76006 game Smithson Valley kept its share of first place in the District 26 Soccer race with a 10 victory over Canyon at Ranger Stadium New Bfaunfels remained two points behind with a 90 victory over 11A New Braunfels 86 707 Landa New Texas 78130 DSPS Zeituno 3 377880 5126259144 Sunday March 1989 50 Cents Four 46 Pages legislator disagree on bills affect Part of the drill By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer v Proposed legislation to exempt businesses from paying taxes on inventory in transit would result in a great loss of value and a possible tax tele increase says the local chief Texas Speaker of the House Gib Lewis told an audience attending the 23rd Annual Texas Legislative Conference Friday the constitutional amendment is needed to prevent big businesses from moving to states with the theres a lot of money in those categories Rhodes said And we need to be aware that were the legislature to remove these types of things from taxation there will be quite a bit of value WalMart Distribution inventory tax located on Interstate 35 in New would greatly be affected if the bill Rhodes This is a tax on inventory in transit which calls for a constitutional Lewis It was on the ballot last year and was We need to pass that The bill wont give big business a free he adding the legisla tion is designed to bring Texas in the rms start ofstates Texas into a land of many opportunities is going to take an investment in youthland a diversifyed Texas Speaker of the House Gib Lewis said Friday at the 23rd Annual Texas Legislative many years Texas meanly today many no longer believe in me promise arid potential of Lewis It is time there fore for us to show we believe in Today I believe its fair to say Texas is on its way back and we must maintain that The road to economic and educa lion recovery began in 1984 when the Texas Legislature began to initiate he Education reform began with House Bill Lewis The bill See Page 2A Lamar Smith told the audience at the Texas Legislative Conference that aid to other countries should be used as a bargaining tool to end Photo by Deryl Clark same conformity as other If it were to go it could conceivably be a situation where we have a major industry that doesnt pay any Or a major entity that pays very few Rhodes If the value is lost it would further depress the value that is on those properties out which is going to See Page 2A Strong steps needed The new vice chairman of a House of Representatives subcommit tee of immigration believes aid to Mexico and Third World countries should be withheld unless those coun tries take steps to end corruption and population Lamar who became vice chairman of the subcommittee three weeks said he is concerned about how the United States can cope with influx of At least 1 million have been coming each While immigrants are coming to this one thing we cannot deny is the impact on the labor Smith said at the Texas Legislative My concern is how do we protect American He contends immigrants lake jobs away from the people who need them the most unskilled workers who often are black or I think there are often legitimate reasons to accept immigrants and often legitimate reasons to reject See Page 2A Ron Hamada of Clemens High School Air Force JROTC unit took part in the color guard drill during the annual Hill Country Military Skills Meet this The annual event is hosted by the New Braunfels High School JROTC A total of 25 teams from South Texas participated in the event judged by members of the Texas University Corps of Cadets Members of the local unit will travel to Baytown next weekend to participate in a military skills meet Photo by Deryl Clark Krier delivers bill for water plan By DAVID BUILTA Staff Writer A water plan for the Edwards Aquifer region has been filed in the State Speaking at the Texas Legislative Conference in New Braunfels Civic Center Friday morning Cyndj TaylQr Krier said she would file the bill in the After returning to she and Frank Tejeda took the action Friday Terra Smith of Austin and Jeff Wentworth of San Antonio filed the bill in the Friday was the last day for unhampered filing of legislation in the 140day This is not a water as others have tried to characterize Krier said at the If 1 could file the bill with an olive branch I The bill would set limits on use of the aquifer in San which uses it as its sole source ol drinking water in Uvalde and Medina where farmers use the aquifer for irrigation and elsewhere in the Edwards Under the the Texas Water Commission would adopt such Pfoposed limits in the historic right of farmers to capture all the water they need for irrigation so angered the western county voters that they voted to withdraw from the Edwards Underground Water District in unlike many other parts of the groundwater management in the Edwards cannot take place on a divided or singlecounty Krier The aquifer is a shared regional Management in one area is ineffective unless common rules apply across the Officials from and Hays counties drafted the legislation and are leading the drive for the Directors of the water district recently vot ed to give to a lobbying The City of San Antonio has allocated for the New Braunfels City Council may consider giving similar I hope to have our City Council pass a resolu tion in support of the bill in the next couple of New Braunfels Mayor Doug Miller I was interested and pleasemly suprised to hear Bill Hobby make mention of some type of legislation to regulate said Even though some legislators oppose the at lease weve taken the first step toward protection of the Opposing the bill are forces in rural counties led See WATER Page 2A Juveniles held over for hearing A 15yearold boy and a 13year old boy are facing a formal hearing later this The youths were apprehended by local law enforcment officers after a highspeed ended with the crash of a stolen vehicle they were driving Comal County Sheriffs Department spokesman Alan Trollinger said after a preliminary hearing Friday the juve niles were ordered to be held over for a formal The 13yearold was released to his father in San The 15year old remains in custody at the juvenile detention center in Guadalupe Trollinger said the vehicle the youth stole in the Canyon Lake Forest See Page 2A Fire races through campers to flee BIG BEND NATIONAL PARK AP The worst fire in the history of Big Bend National Park roared through more than 500 acres of moun tainous woodland forcing tie evacuation of about 100 authorities A detachment of about 17 firefigh ters Saturday night battled the High dusqs mountains which was first reported by campers early Satur The carrying handheld hoes and other ijiked two hours along the Blue Qpeek a steep and rugged climb the desert to the high mopaajn to fof said park ranker Karen No injuries M additional SO pmonnd from the Gila and Lincoln National Forests in southern New Mexico were expected to arrive Sunday to help battle the which had scorched more land than any other fire in the parks 45year officials A crew of Department of Interior trained Mescalero Apache Indians were among those expected to assist in fighting the officials The 1980 Laguna Meadows which burned 500 was the parks largest This erne is i littfe bigger than 500 Boucber She said flames late Saturday were jumping as high as 40 feet and light winBs of beiween 5 and 10 mph were blowing embers ahead of the fire as it snrejfii sjiowly osrsr Offduty policeman arrests youth breaking into trailer An offduty New Braunfels police officer took a bite out of crime recently when he snuck up and apprehended a 17yearold male breaking into his travel Michael Hewitt of the Horseshoe Falls subdivision was released from the Comal County jail in lieu of a bond after Russell Bell apprehended him a 15year veteran of the New Braunfels Police was putting a roof on his shed when he heard Hewitt approaching his property on a din bike around Then I heard him turn the motor Bell I went over mere and looked through some bushes approximately 125 feet who lives in the Spring Mountain subdivision off FM 306 in Canyon said he saw Hewitt strug gling get the trailer door He then knocked the outside knock completely off my trailer with a rock and he still couldnt get he He walked to the back of my trailer where his motorcycle was I couldnt see him from where I so I got a little closer and I stooped I could see his legs from under the trailer and I heard a bunch of glass breaking He broke the glass and the aluminum frame of a win dow and entered the Bell Then his legs climbing can see ray trailer who said the trailer wasnt then ran closer to Im sitting there Hes opening and closing all my cabinets looking for stuff in Then he walked out and he hears a click and that was my safely going off my BeU I told him to get his hands up and I frisked BeU walked Hewitt up to his house where he asked his wife Suzy to call the sheriffs office for Hewitt was charged with burglary of a STEPHANIE DAVIS Good day A beautiful day is in store for the New Braunfels area After some fog this skies will be The high today will be a warm 85 Winds will gust to 20 miles per The low tonight will be 52 Monday will be warm with 85 for the inside 18D DEAR ENTERTAINM TV 2C Stammtisch New Braunfels Noon Lions Club will sponsor a free health screening including blood tuberculosis tetanus booster if needed and a health risk The screening will be in the basement of Texas Com merce Bank Monday from 8 to noon and from 1 to 3 For more call Shirley at Long Star PTA will meet Mon day at at the Carolyn Braswell will be the guest during which time the youngsters will be treated to a A Book Fair will be held at the school all The New Braunfels ares Cancer Support Group met recently to discuss plans for the future of the Members decided to meet every other week beginning this Tuesday at the Garza Street class room across from McKenna Memorial Hospital at The group was begun two rapnjhs ago by representatives of South west Hospice New Sw 2A
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