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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 12, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Group says time is right to tighten ethics rules AUSTIN AP Recent publicity about lobbyists buying legislators vacations and a businessman distri buting checks to senators may make this the time for reform of the Legislatures ethics a public watchdog group See Page 8 A Bo the brightest AL makes it 2 in a row AP If there is someone who can hit a ball farther and run faster than Bo Jackson he sure wasnt at Anaheim Stadium Tuesday night for the AllStar Jackson drove in two one with a 448foot stole a base and made a nifty running calch See Page 11A New Braunfels Have some summer fun with seasonal fruit i e kitchen pre most of this them prepare the summer PagelB 173 Wednesday 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS rlwuno 30 USPS 377880 5126259144 Two July 1989 25 Cents 22 Pages Recent law affects Pipeline proiect issue By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Recent changes in the law allowing New Braunfels ISO to maintain its July tax year dont correlate with a proposal to consolidate taxes for enti ties in the Comal Appraisal said Comal County Tax Assessor Collector Gloria Clennan There was a time two years ago that I proposed to collect the taxes for NBISD andCity of New Clennan But this proposal was not In Clennan proposed to assess and collect taxes for entities in the Comal Appraisal District City of New Braunfels and Comal Independent School Commissioners Court has approved two resolutions supporting that prop osal and an election to consolidate taxes is scheduled for Currently CISD collects its taxes while NBISD assesses and collects taxes for itself and the In Bill Clements signed Senate Bill which states school that before had for at least 10 years followed a prac tice of adopting its tax rate and billing at a different date than as provided by the State Property Tax Code can con tinue to follow that See Page 2A CAD lawyers advise waiting for review Attorneys for the Comal Appraisal District advise the district to sit back and wait until they review the recent attorney generals opinion that appraisal districts cant contract with private retirement says ihe deputy chief The opinion was quite a surprise because it affects so many appraisal districts across the said Pat Out of 253 appraisal districts in approximately 140 districts are enrolled in private retirement systems based upon information from the Texas Association of Assessing she Attorney General Jim Mattox issued an opinion July 6 stating retirement system contracts between appraisal dis tricts and private retirement systems are not Because appraisal districts are considered political sub divisions of the they are eligible to participate in the County and District Retirement The Texas Asso ciation of Assessing Officers which the CAD joined See Page 2A Good day The next several days will be extremely hot with highs near 100 The overnight low today will hit 76 There is a slight chance for isolated afternoon showers Inside DEAR TV 2A Stammtisch Teen a foster group home for teenage girls and an alternative will conduct a training class July 22 and 29 for new or current Topics will include communication selfesteem building and crisis This is an opportuni ty for volunteers to learn new skills as well as to give some thing to the community by helping our said Lane vol unteer coordinator at Teen Our need is everincreasing for volunteers who are willing to answer a bake a go on an outing with the work in the Thrift substitute teach in the tutor a help with GED do yard or car pentry or just about any thing she We really have a need for anyone with any thing they are willing to do we have a Call Teen Con nection at 6296571 to register for the Thursday nights Concert in the Park at Landa Park will be by hometown band County Beginning at 7 the concert is free and is sponsored by the New Braunfels Parks and Recrea tion Department and Miller Wholesale Folks are invited u bring picnic suppers and blank but are reminded that glass containers are not allowed in the Johns Episcopal Church Sw 2A Crews this week continue the work on the citys issue approved drainage project in the Santa Clara Avenue and San Anto area Todaycrews are Iayjn9 PPe Santa Clara between Mill Street and Bridge which are obviously closed for the work Photo by Deryl Clark NBU to consider rehearing request Bush promises wider access New Braunfels Utiltics board of million in transmission and suh Asbestos removal project expands By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer iMore asbestos has been discovered in the boilers of the old Comal power according to Low er Colorado River Authority project We have discovered some asbes tos not specified under contract with BFI he Of this will be Shaw also said the project could be winding up in another six More than million has been spent in an effort to remove asbestos from the Approximately square feet of asbestos was discovered in the building in May and removal began in early January The question of additional asbestos removal beyond contract specifica tions can be addressed by BFI Ste The contractor can request a change order in the contract with LCRA to make up for the work to remove the additional According to BFI Stevens is one of the top 10 asbestos removal companies in We are not required by law to See Page 2A million in transmission and sub station equipment which also helps to cut down on the cost to LCRA of supplying power to the local utility New Braunfels Utilities made an investment which makes it cheaper for LCRA to serve and the com missioners did not recognize said Richard attorney for What this means is New Braunfels Utilities customers will be subsidizing rates for smaller cities like Bastrop who have made no investment at We dont think its I am very Sohn After all the time and it became almost a flip of the Peo ple in New Braunfels will see an increase in their utility costs beyond Thursday is the final day to register to vote in 12 This date also marks the last day a voter who has moved to a different election pre cinct within the county may submit a transfer of registration to be eligible to See Page 2A vote in the precinct of his new clear waters New Braunfels Utiliics board of trustees will consider approval of a rehearing request to the Texas Public Utilties Commission for reconsidera tion of a Lower Colorado River Authority rate The board will convene in a special meeting tonight at 7 in the NBU meeting Public Utility Commissioners approved a rate increase for LCRAs wholesale customers by an estimated total of million June 22 but did not allow for a rate differentiation for those customers who have made investments in transmission lines and According to NBU General Mana ger Robert it does not cost LCRA as much money to supply electric power through 138 kilovolt KV transmission lines as it does through 69 KV transmission NBU also has an investment of Board decides to wait By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer Edwards Underground Water Dis trict directors decided to wait before making any decision concerning the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority lawsuit seeking control of pumping rights from the Edwards Aquifer by the Texas Water Russell assistant general manager for the water said the directors were briefed by the districts attorney Tuesday in executive seesion concerning the The suit was filed after the 71st legislature could not work out a compromise between interests in the We are planning a further work shop to discuss it with counsel and he GBRA filed the lawsuit in Hays County June 15 in an effort to Rive the r Texas Water Commission control are expected to climb toward that over the pumping rights from the mark today and there is no significant chance for rain in the next few so it might be a sw 2A good idea to hit the river for some This scene is Hungary AP President declaring that the Iron Curtain has begun to prom ised today to give Hungary unlimited access to American markets and send the first Peace Corps volunteers ever dispatched to a communist He also offered a S25 million grant to spur this reformminded East Bloc nations fledgling freeenterprise Saluting political and economic reforms Bush said there is no mistaking the fact that Hungary is at the threshold of great and historic Bush made his comments in a speech at Karl Marx which was broadcast live on Hunga rian following talks with Hungarian leaders who presented him with a box contained barbed wire fencing torn down along the Austrian In his Bush noted that barbed wire separating Hungary and Austria had been dismantled and stacked into bales earlier this For the first the Iron Curtain has begun to and is leading the Bush See Page 2A Thursday final voter registration day New Braunfels Independent School District trustees running for re election on 12 are District Trustee Jean Ward and District Turstee Bob They are uncon of the citys Tube Chute on the Comal River where springs from the Edwards Underground Aquifer pro vide cool Photo by Deryl Clark tested in their bids for Voters in the Comal Appraisal Dis trict will be voting on whether to con solidate the tax assessing and collect ing of all taxing entities within the district with the county tax assessor Campaign to involve parents Local parents can find out how to participate in a local drug awareness campaign during the Comunity Drug Awareness Comittee meeting Thurs day at 7 in the Canyon Lake Action Center in Joe Vicars of Smithson Valley High School will present a program on the Peer Assistance Leadership and Support program which involves taking responsible high school stu dents to Starlite Village Hospital for a twoday The seminar involves 16 hours of classes and min gling with residents of the The PALS program depends on these students to be available for stu dents who are using drugs or are con templating using At the May meeeling of the Community Drug Awareness Vicars said there were about 80 students at SVHS involved in the PALS Committee Member Connie Brooks explained that Vicars has SM 2A
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