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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 23, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas 104 Gramm pledges to help woes LfeVfeLLAND AP Phil Gfarnrii pledged to wofk to Whittle the disparity tti Medicare fetatburse ffiettt between urban and rural calling fural health care medicines 1 See Page 4 Hot Cross Bum delicious treats eleven said P6oh You re just in time for a little smaekefel of some The little stttackefei WifMiethePooh ir invit ing you to might be a basket full of tfaditidnal English Hot Cross Seepage SUITE 300 Smithson Valley and San Marcos will battle for the Second and final playoff spot from District 26 in a Winnertakeall soccer match tonight at Rattler New Braunfels has already clinched at least a share of the district See Page 11 New Braunfels 94 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS Zeituno S 377880 5126259144 4r Thursday March 1989 25 Cents One 14 Pages County officials say merger saves money tiu CTCntJ A MIC r Go fly a kite By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Two Texas county tax assessor collectors say consolidation of taxes saves money and is good for taxpay but warns there is some stiff opposition from other The schools dont like said Betty tax assessor collector of Jack They have fought tooth and toenail against They are giving me a very hard Good day Weather forecasters say the weather scene will cooperate this holiday The sunshine is expected to continue at least through Monday with a high today of 76 and a low tonight of Friday should see early morn ing with sunshine by after noon and a high near Highs through Monday are forecast to be in the low 80s with overnight lowsin the low Inside 1214 3 DEAR TV 2 Stammtisch The Safe City Commission neighborhood meeting for the Hill Carnation and Summerwood Drive area originally scheduled for tonight has been postponed until next March at 7 at Faith United Church of Landa Park and Hinman Island traffic barricades will go up at 7 Saturday to kick off the 1989 The barricades will be used during the weekends and holidays through the Labor Day weekend from 7 to 8 Weather all park opera including the SpringFed Pool and the Prince Solms Park tube will be The Parks and Recreation pepartment offices will be open during the Easter weekend from 9 tq 6 but will be closed for Good The Landa Recreation Center will be open For more call the Parks office at Exotic cat breeds and champ ions from all over the United States will be displayed at the American Cat Fanciers Association Club cat show at the New Braunfels Civic Center from 9 to 5 Saturday and 9 to 4 The tax deductible entry fee for the show s for adults and for child ren and senior citizens and may he purchased at the Proceeds will go to a local animal founda tion and to pay travel expenses for eight judges who will come from as far as Illinois and Sunday will feature an Easter Hunt at noon at the Civic i The American Legion Comal Post 179 is sponsoring a Country and Western Dance Saturday for the membership and the Advance tickets aje per person or at the door and may be purchased at the Post 410 or at 121 The voters of Jack County voted by a2tol margin to con solidate taxes at the North Texas Comal County commissioners Neil Precinct and Clyde Precinct announced Mon day they will start circulating a peti tion April 1 to gather signatures needed to call an August election to consolidate tax assessing and collect ing on the county New Braunfels Independent School District Superintendent Charles Brad Comal Independent School District school board president Carter and CISD Superintendent Bill Brown have expressed opposition to the Brazos approximately 150 miles west of com pleted consolidation of taxes in 1986 See Page 2 Local business unaffected Bill to improve business climate Exempting certain Texas busines ses with shortterm inventories from property taxes through proposed legislation wont affect the local WalMart Distribution Center if say local A bill introduced by State Stan Schlueter DKilleen proposes to exempt from property inven tories and goods in transit that come Texas to be processed or fabricated and then transported out of Texas in fewer than 175 WalMart Distribution Center gen eral manager Larry Duff said the New Braunfels which opened Sep tember wont be affected by the Were not servicing any stores outside of Duff What we receive here from all of our sour ces is being redistributed to stores South Texas Berlanga Corpus Christi introduced a bill simi lar to Berlanga thinks the bill is an See Page 2 Offices plan to close for holiday weekend City garbage collection routes will be operated as usual Good Friday but City Hall and other city offices will be New Braunfels Utilities open during regular business hours while all Comal County offices will be Comal Independent School Districts tax office will close at 3 p m today and will be closed all day New Braunfels ISO offices will be Comal Appraisal District offices will be closed MBank New Braunfels will close at 3 Other New Braunfels banks will be open as usual The offices of the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung will be open for nor mal business hours NewBraunfels hosted Jeremy Neesham of Kites vyednesday afternoon to demonstrate the art of kite flying with several ofthe kites he such as this parafoil in Austin and San Youngsters also participated in more kitemaking workshops in preparation for the March 30 Tastes ofthe Town spring fundraiser where the kites will serve decorations in the Civic Cen For ticket and activity call the museum at The Easter Bunny will visit the museum Friday from 10 to 5 and Saturday from 10 to 4 and children are invited to visit him and decorate Easter Photo by Deryl Clark Officials warning of hijack attempt LONDON AP American mili tary diplomats and their families have been warned of a possi ble plan by Palestinian extremists to hijack a airliner in Europe on Easter British and Ameri can officials The London tabloid the Daily Express said the possible hijack threat was detailed in a Fridaydated secret memorandum from the Federal Aviation Administration and that it had been given a The British domestic news Press quoted an uniden tified FAA spokesman in Washington as saying the alert was sent out to American airlines and airports The news agency quoted the spokesman as saying the alert is very It is coded infor mation credible though not confirmed from a reliable burl cant go into In FAA officials declined the other who demanded confirmed that the memo had been The Daily Express said American military personnel and diplomats and their families have been told of the which centers on They were advised to alter routine plans to return home from Europe for See Page 2 Company bidding for MCorp DALLAS AP A Houston bank holding company that was saved with the help of federal regulators last year is now bidding to acquire troubled a newspaper reported The Dallas Morning quoting anonymous industry said First City Bancorporation of Texas chairman Robert Abbout has approached federal regulators about bidding to acquire Dallasbased Abboud is working on a bid with the New York investment Donaldson Lufkin Jenrette which helped raise the million last April that allowed him take over Houstonbased First That deal included billion in FDIC Donaldson Lufkin officials could not be reached for comment Wednes A First City spokesman told The News he could neither confirm nor deny any interest in MCorp by Combining First with bil lion in and an billion would raise a host of issues for the particu larly because of terms of the previous deal with First See Page 2 Group helping victims By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer When a child becomes a victim of his voice often isnt heard by lawyers and but a caring adult from the Comal County Child Advo cacy group can help open those Since children cant speak for there has to someone to listen and someone who is trained to listen to a child in the way that he speaks and give that information to a judge who is making a decision about the said advocate Carol Comal County Child Advocacy which formed March allows trained volunteers to serve as objective factfinders and advocates for children who are warels of the Advocates supple ment the work of child welfare The organization became affiliated with the national CQurtApnointed Special Advocates Association in March We really think Comal County needs this organization and it will he DeHaven Aijyocates can he appointed by Program targeting high school burglary Crime Stoppers is asking for the communitys help in solving this weeks Crime of the Week which is a burglary at Canyon High Between March 13 and unknown suspects took a stereo sys tem from inside the band The system consisted of a Realistic turnt Realistic Realistic equalizer and Realistic cassette There were no signs of forced entry into the band The theft occurred between 5 and 7 Persons with information should call Crime Stoppers at Crime Stoppers pays cash for tips which lead to the arrest and indict ment of felony March of Dimes starts planning for 20k walk The voices of young abuse victims often is not hearo1 by lawyers and byi a caring adult from the Comal Coiunty QrUJd Advocacy See Pege z group can help open those Photo by Deryreiark Tejano music star Patsy Torres will serve as 1989 March of Dimes Walk America honorary Our children are our future and I believe in what the March of Dimes is working for a healthy start in life for every Torres Gary Mathis has been named 1989 March of Dimes Walk America event The walk is sponsored by SAS Southwestern New Braunfels Kiwanis Club and New Brawtfels The wajk wiu ibis AprU 29 at 8 aisrtpg at Pats in the Park in Landa Mathis is a member of the Kiwanis Club and a local Serving in a support position as WalkAmerica team walk cochairmen are LaMoyne Davis and Ray Ebert as well as mem ber of the WalkAmerica 89 sponsor forms will be available at WalMart and Pats in the WalkAmerica 89 is a 20 kilometer family fun trophies awards are given for top money rais both team and For 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