Sunday, April 23, 1989

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 23, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas FEC agency over violations WASHINGTON AP Texas Phil Gfarrtm employed unusual including a 16 fight attempts by federal auditors to review his 1984 cam paigns financial government documents show Newcomer makes mark in body building event Bolivia wanted tfl get more Diana Ross said she wanted more Jinn McKinney simply wants quality as a body See Page 410 M009 SOWEST MICROPUBLTSHTNG 2201 BRDOKHOLLOW PLZ SUITE 300 TX 76006 New Brannfels natives idventure 5c adventure and the New k part in its filming did sb product of their European inematic grandeur and emo See Page 1B New Braunfels LUJ 116 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377 Zeituno 177880 AJ Sunday April 1989 50 Cents Tax questions remain By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Tax consolidation is becoming a household word locally as city and county officials debate the bene and the while county officials and residents circulate petitions to get the issue on an August Since April when Comal County commissioners Neil Craigmile and Clyde Jacobs initiated a campaign to consolidate taxes for taxpayers in the Comal Appraisal the debates have been school and city officials have clogged agendas of local civic organizations and public meetings speeches of what consolidation would Officials of the entities gathered at the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung New Braunfcls ISO who assess and collect taxes for the district arid the City of New have greatly opposed the issue for fear of being forced to change tax Were the only district in the that their tax year and their budgctycar is the said NBISD Superintendent Charles Everybody else is running With investments Lonnie assistant superintendent for finance plus we dont have to borrow any we save about cents on the tax If the district were forced to change tax approximately a year would be Bradberry Any discussions weve had previ ously have been revolving around changing the citys and the school dis tricts tax year because they county officials said thats the only efficient way to operate it and I he If you want to be the most efficient in cost it would be wonderful to send out one Jacobs said changing tax years wouldnt be forced on the school dis trict and A financial advisor said if the city and district went to different tax bond ratings probably would fall and finances would Bradber ry It costs to run the city and school district tax he Comal Independent School District who have investigated the merits of tax consolidation also have concerns about the propos It costs CISD to operate its tax We started the thing two years ago said CISD Superintendent Bill adding the school board was going to consider it again this Comal was writing handwrit ten statements until it became com puterized in This coming now that every thing has been worked were going to beissuing our tax statements a lot earlier than in the said Abel CISD business mana That will only increase our col lections as far as cash in the bank is When the district is often on the verge of falling short with the question is Do we borrow money to meet the payroll or not Campos pressure is put on the tax office to get cash from taxpayers as soon as he but the ques tion What happens if the county is assessing and collecting tax es Will they be as aggressive If I have to go out and borrow the money for just one payroll because my collections havent come in on Lets say at 10 percent thats right Campos School officials also have express ed concern of losing tax certificate revenue of and for NBISD and if consolidation moves to the School who enjoy high tax collection rates currently 100 percent and higher are worried See Page 2A Tax consolidation supporter Paul seated collected sig natures on the steps of the county Photo by Deryl Clark Five 62 Pages Drive for signatures continues County officials and residents con tinue to follow the yellow brick road to tax consolidation success as they fill petitions with names to get the issue on the Comal County Commissioner Clyde who initiated the cam paign with Commissioner Neil Craig mile April is camping in front of the Post Office on Seguin Street to collect He said he is stay ing until he gets signatures or his birthday rolls around April Saturday as Craig Fraser and others sat in Jacobs mobile home on Seguin spirits were they feel sorry for Jacobs said about the approximately 103 signatures he got from noon to 9 Im a little disap I thought it was more popular than He as he ate a he could end up staying past his mark because of the fun he was I think it tax consolidation means we will save said Paul Set Page 2A darks recall Mexican reaction to tragedy k By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Tension was high and Matamoros residents werent speaking of devil worship or human sacrifices as the actions of an alleged satanic cult began unfolding two weeks said a New Braunfels couple vacationing Marie and Kelly Clark brought back Mexican newspapers and many sto ries to tell of how the natives and tourists reacted to the horrible findings of 15 possibly slam by members of a satanic buried on Matamoros There was an air of Kel ly Nobody was in any of the I had never worried about u i keeping an eye on people in my group Kellv and Mark Clark review tne Matamoros newspapers coverage of the Staff photo Saddle slappin Good day This mornings clouds are expected burn off soon and lead to a high today in the upper Tonights low should drop into the upper Southerly winds today will be from 15 to 20 The forecast for Monday through Thursday looks much the same with a very small chance of some isolated evening Temperatures should remain in the upper with overnight lows about Inside A DEAR 8A 6B 8B 4A TV Stammtisch The darks vacation in Matamoros and its Texas about twice a mainly for good They said they will go back Id go again she I dont think you need to be scared walking around the streets of The streets were not crowded after the bodies were I didnt feel the Mark there werent other Ameri cans the restaurant we cat is the best and its packed all the We went to a market and we were the only tourists in the Kelly We were totally mobbed by the vendors trying to sell us things because we were the only that I could who had been in there all The Clarks said they didnt ask questions about the discovery of Mark a 21yearold University of Texas or others kidnapped and killed by the I didnt feel comfortable asking people Kelly If I were See Page 2A Council wants opinions on annual cleanup day Feasibility of a cleanup day is being bounced around by city offi cials this week before the idea is trashed or plans emerge to make New Braunfels Every year we seem to have it seems to do some so thats why Im in favor of trying to do it said New Braunfels Mayor Doug I really have some mixed emo said City Manager Paul Grohman about a spring cleanup If they city council want to have well put on a good If they dont want to have it we will abide by that and will continue to get people to abide by the Miller reactivated a city cleanup day May but a massive storm the night before put more limbs and debris in the four dumpstcrs designated for the spe cial day than Just because we had a storm the night I couldnt help Miller It really did help in the cleanup Grohman said a cleanup day is expensive and sometimes not I want everything to be cleaned up as best as but Im not so sure that a not handled docs Grohman I think its a shortterm solu Youre dealing with the sympton and not the He said a cleanup day would cost the city between and because of tipping fees at the landfill and That sounds like a lot of money to ffic said who said it shouldnt cost that Im hopeful that we will have some thing at a minimal cost to the From 1985 to 1987 the city sponsored cleanup weeks for resi dents to get rid of items not nor See Page 2A Good neighbors Cody fUJott rounds a barrel during Saturdays 4H Saddle Slappers Club Open Horse Show at the Comal County Sheriffs Posse Are The show was open to area youngsters as well as contestants froni all over South Organizer Terry Gene Elliott said there more SO entries and prizes included a belt buckle from Franks Western Wear and a hat from High Brehm Photo by Deryl Clark The Comal County Community Fund Board of Directors will begin the study of written budget requests for funds from organiza tions next Deadline for receiving requests is May 8 and requests should be mailed to Box or delivered to the ComFund office at 421 Segvjin Koesier House second Your request should include a 2A WalMart celebrated the official grand opening of the WalMart Distribution Center on Interstate 35 north of New Braunfels Saturday morning with officials of Mayor Doug Mill er and Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce Chairman Dan At the end of the Wai Mart Stores zone manager Lee presented a check for Landa Park to Parks Board Chairman Guadalupe and Mayor Photo by Deryl Clark