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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 25, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Senator wants school finance in special session AUSTIN AP Bill Clements should recog nize the real crisis facing poor school districts and include school finance reform on the agenda for the November special a senator from south Texas See Page 5 Insurers want increase in homeowners9 policies AUSTIN AP Property insurers said they want an percent statewide average increase in homeow ners cofnpared with a percent cut recommended by the states consumer See Page 9 Hot timds brewing in District 284A District already known as one of the tough est Class 4A district in the may now also be one of the For a complete look at Smithson Val New Braunfels and as well as the entire Sunday 89 7 New Braunfels TX 76004 205 707 Landa New Texas 78130 DSPS 377880 5126259144 day 1989 25 Cents One 16 Pages wants county position A local attorney proposed that he be the countys delinquent tax attor ney during Thursdays Comal County Commissioners meeting after the court heard a status report from its current tax attorney from James Read told commissioners he is a good candidate for the job because of his experience and ideas about the relationship between Comal County and I have spent a considerable amount of time looking into cases that have been filed in district court Read My observations of what has been filed and the experience that I have had representing or working with an attorney that represents a local bank led me to come up with three Reads ideas include All lienholders should be nolified prior to the institution of a tax suit to give lienholder an opportunity to avoid paying delinquent taxes and penalties and court Explore all alternative methods of service before the attorney atlempting collection files a motion for nonsuit to take the case off the drop The decision as to which proper ties will be sold after judgment is rendered in a suit foreclosing the delinquent tax lien should lie with the tax But it is a disservice to the taxpayers to not sell property that is not a Read said in a letler to commission ers if the county selects him as the next delinquent tax attorney he will rebate onethird of the 15 percent pen alty that he collects to the County Judge Pred Clark said the court will consider Reads Auslin altorney Gilbert Bragg from the firm of Beck and Allen presented commissioners withan update of Ihe countys del in for NBU projects By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer A resolution calling for the issuance of million in New Braunfels Utilities revenue bonds to be spent for cap ital improvements was unanimously approved Thursday by the board of The bond issue pertains to six projects four already in progress NBU officials say arc vital to the utilitys The projects include An 8million gallon treatment The base loaded plant will provide an alternate source of water for New Braunfels allowing the use of the Edwards Aquifer to Funds needed South Kuchler Wastcwater Treatment The existing plant will be renovated and rebuilt because the plant has surpassed its useful Funds needed Gruene Wastcwater Treatment The plant is being expanded from million gallons a day to mil lion gallons a day per by Texas Water Commission guide Funds needed The 138 KV Provide transmission replace wooden transmission structures with steel poles and relieve a section of transmission Funds needed Add a second 20 MVA transformer at Sheriffs Posse to compensate for load Funds needed Comal Substation In conjunction with the Lower Colorado River Authoritys relocation and moder See Page 2 Suit could take years to settle Goodwin Primary School kindergarten teacher Gena and Kimberly Tullos are making final preparations for the start of classes Tullos is a junior at Canyon High School and a member of the CHS Student One of the councils first projects for the year was to volunteer to help teachers prepare classrooms and Photo by Deryl Clark With the best interest of the local springs and the Edwards Aquifer in the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority filed a controversial lawsuit to regulate water And it could take more than five years to a GBRA official hi the meantime were the dirty GBRA official John Spccht told the Friends for Rivers group Thursday It gets a little lonesome out The river authority filed suit June 15 in state district court in Hays County asking that the usage of the Edwards Aquifer be regulated by the Texas Water The aquif er is the primary source of drinking water for Medi na and Uvaldc Spccht estimates it will take between five and six years to settle the See Page 2 MCorp approves management plan See Page 2 DALLAS AP MCorps directors and its cre ditors have approved a new management plan installing a new chief who will take over daytoday responsibilities from the top two com pany which has filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 bankruptcy plans to appoint Peter chief financial officer and group chairman for finance and to replace Gene former chairman and chief executive the Dallasbased financial services com pany said The plan is subject to approval by the bankruptcy MCorp has gone from a 25bank statewide holding company to a billion organization with five banks and trust investment Bartholow has the confidence and respect of the corporations directors and advisors and is fully qualified to take over the companys Bishop Bishop and John MCorp chief operat ing will continue as directors and consul tants at the request of the board of This proposal results from a objective assessment of the companys current situation and reflects the substantial changes that we have under Bishop MCorp has gone from a 25bank statewide holding company to a S3 billion organi zalion with five banks and trust investment compa Bishop A subsidiary called MVestmem and oilier assets might be offered for sale as pan of the reorganiza tion MCorp owns MVestment and subsidiary Texas banks in Corpus El New Braunfels and Voyager 2 sending Picture this photos of Neptune AP Voya ger 2 plunged over Neptunes north pole and today made its closest approach to the moon The spacecraft snapped photos of an ancient ice faults and glacierlike lunar terrain as it reached the pinnacle of its epic exploration of four This is it we are exploring new worlds laboratory astronomer Rich Terrile said after the 12yearold craft made its rendezvous with the outer most Neptune is not a gee special effects Its a real The oneton Voyager probe skimmed miles above Nep tunes icy north pole cloud tops at PDT Thursday the clos est of its planetary encounters after being accelerated by Neptunes gravi ty to a speed of Five hours the probe made its See Page 2 DPS predicts 34 deaths during holiday weekend AUSTIN AP The Texas Department of Public Safety said today the traffic death count for the Labor Day weekend could be as high as This may scare but you need to know about the said Joe DPS The Department of Public Safely will be doing everything it can to ensure you have a safe but we need your dont drink and stay within the speed limit and wear your safety Milner In 30 people died in traffic accidents during the 78hour Labor Day holiday Two critically injured people died This years Labor Day period also is 78 beginning at 6 Fri and continuing through midnight Al the time that we began working on this project thai would be for the years 1983 and prior at thai the figure for delinquent taxes was See Page 2 Sophienburg Museum Rummage Sale Coordinator Dona frames volunteer Helen Hoffmann on an exercise bicycle in some presale fun at the old Krueger Mazda building on West San Antonio Street this The annual sale con tinues today and Saturday and offers many donated items including antique frames such as this vintage appliances and other unique rummage sale Photo by Deryl Clark Good day There will be sunshine breaking through the clouds but there is still a chance for a repeat of the showers and thundershowers of Thursday The high today will be 96 degrees with a low of 76 The weekend will be partly cloudy and hot with a continuing chance of late after noon and evening The highs will be around 97 and the lows around Inside DEAR RELIGIOUS TV Stammtisch Students and their parents will have the chance Sunday to go to one location and learn what orga nizations and products are avail able for the youth of New Braunfels and Comal The annual Back to School Youth Fes tival will be in the Wursthalle Sunday from 2 to 5 admis sion is Comal and New Braunfels inde pendent school along with the Comal County Extension are hosting the third annual event which will feature continuous with pre sentations in karate and a student style Freshmen and new students at Smithson Valley High School are invited to an orientation Saturday sponsored by the SVHS Student The day will start with an opening followed by Tentative sessions include Make the Best of Your High School These are the Best Days of Your Life So Clubs and and Schedules and Refreshments and a social time will follow the sessions which will be conducted by members of the Student The orientation is from 9 to noon Landa 353 will host cholesterol screenings Saturday morning from 7 to 1 not 10 to 6 as reported The cholesterol test costs Other tests also arc available and will require a 12hour fast thats why they offer the screening so early so you fast while you Those tests include cardiac risk a complete blood and master chemistry test ing of 26 blood a fatlike is carried in the A high level is considered a risk factor See 2
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