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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 15, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Bureau criticizes l phone solicitations AUSHN AP A business that directs consum ers to dial a 900 nurtibef for a list of credit card len ders has come under fire from the Austin Better Busi tiess See Page 3 Bullock proposes plan to toughen ethics rules AUSTIN AP State Comptroller Bob offering a plan to toughen government ethics said the state should have the power to audit both political accounts and federal tax Seepages Scott beats LA for leaguehieh Wth win ic winner in the Houston Astros ially eliminat ue West Page 10 New Braunfels 220 707 Landa New Texas 78130 DSPS Zeituno 5 377880 51262591444fer Friday September 1989 25 Cents One 16 Pages Board ratifies budget By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer The Comal Independent School Dis trict board of trustees approved the Comal Appraisal District budget dur ing Thursdays special meeting after two entities voted down the same CISD board of trustees is the first entity to approve of the CAD City of Garden Ridge and Comal County Commissioners rejected the mainly on the grounds that the appraisal district continues to partici pate in the Texas Association of Assessing Officers private retirement The private retirement plan has been a bone of contention with offi cials and residents in the district since Texas Attorney General Jim Mattox said participation in the plan is unau thorized because CAD is a political The budget which CISD trustees approved Thursday includes an increase of over bring ing the total budget to City of Selma is expected to con sider the budget during its 18 New Braunfels ISD trustees will also consider the budget in their 19 If more than four entities disap prove the CAD officials wil have to work out another budget and present it for The CAD budget was on the agen da for the 11 City Council meet but no action was and the budget automatically was Welcome home V J Postman Martin Charles Norton talks with local policemen following the rollover of his Postal Service By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer After robbing a local letter carrier of Thursday afternoon and then fir ing a gunshot at causing him to lose control and roll his postal a juvenile and two males are in custody facing and possibly Arrested and charged with aggra vated robbery are Daryl Wayne 21 Ronald 20 and a 16yearold all of San Anto Postal Inspector Orona said this morning the Attorneys office and the Postal Service would decide today if federal charges would be pursued because the crime was against a federal The incident occurred when Martin Charles of New Braunfels Prices drop for third month Report supports arguments that inflation under control WASHINGTON AP Wholesale prices fell for the third consecutive month in August as a big drop in energy costs pushed inflation down by the government said The decline in the Labor Departments Producer Price Index followed a similar percent plunge in July and a percent dip in It was the first time wholesale prices have fallen for three conse cutive months since early The August price moderation was even better than had been expected and provided further evi dence to support arguments that inflation should be well under control in the second half of the The threemonth string of declines in wholesale prices was particularly welcome because it came after a surge in prices earlier this year had triggered fears of a possible inflationary Wholesale prices were surging ahead at an annu al rate of percent through with monthly declines since that wholesale inflation is now running at a much more moderate annual rate of percent through the first eight months of the In wholesale prices rose 4 A broadbased drop in energy costs was credited for the price decline in Gasoline prices plunged the third consecutive monthly Prices of natural gas were also dropping 5 while prices of home heating oil fell Food costs were not as posting a percent increase as the costs of dairy pro ducts and bakery goods The price of eggs and pork rose in August after having fallen in excluding the food and energy catego was up reflecting in part higher prices for new Many economists look to price increases of other goods as a better indicator of the underlying inflation rate because food and energy costs are more volatile from month to The JuneJulyAugust declines marked the first consecutive monthly drops in the Producer Price See Page 2 CISD rate to go up by 7 percent Trustees vote for tax hike Taxpayers in Comal Independent School District will pay pay higher taxes this year because the board of school trustees voted in favor of the tax increase in a special meeting Thursday CISD trustees unanimously approved a 7percent increase above the current tax bringing the tax rate to per The increase was neces sary in order to fund a million budget for district officials According to CISD Business Manager Abel Cam the average home in the Comal district is valued at With the current tax homeowners will pay an average of more than last On the trustees approved the million budget which included increases for health teaching contracted health workers compen drug prevention and new During a special meeting called on no tax payers came forward to speak on the proposed tax The special meeting on 14 only included a vote on the tax trade deficit narrows to smallest gap in 5 years Volunteers and members of the board of the Comal County Emergency Childrens Shelter invite the public to attend an open house this evening from 4 to 8 to help celebrate the shelters move into a larger Tim Flach and Esther Mendoza were among the folks helping move furniture and other household items into the new home at the corner of Loma Vista and the northbound side on the Interstate 35 access The move was made possible through contributions from many area citizens and Photo by Deryl Clark WASHINGTON AP The trade deficit narrowed for the second straight month in to bil the smallest gap in nearly five the government said The Commerce Department reported the July deficit represented a percent decrease from a revised June deficit of The narrowing gap came from a percent decrease in imports to billion and a percent decrease in exports to The trade deficit is the difference between imports and The overall July deficit of billion was the smallest since a billion imbalance in December Economists had been expecting the deficit to widen as imports fueled by oil purchases rose while the higher dollar cut exports by making them more expensive Americas foreign oil bill rose percent to billion in The amount of imported oil rose to But despite the July economists are pre dicting that the deficits will begin rising in the second half of the year as American exports suffer from the ris ing value of the million barrels a day from mil lion in June and the price per barrel fell to from in The decrease in exports included such manufacturered goods as auto machinery and materials while shipments of airplanes In addition to increased imports included clothing and footwear and general industrial Decreases included automobiles and trucks and electrical and specialized industrial Analysts had been looking for an imbalance of between billion and billion in But despite the July economists are predicting that the deficits will begin rising in the second half of the year as American exports suffer from the rising value of the Analysts also say oil imports will continue to rise as consumption increases and domestic production becoming a major factor in pro ducing a widening deficit in coming The American Petroleum an industry reported imported oil in July accounted for more than Page 2 was sorting mail in the 1500 block of Mary Preiss Drive around noon when the males approached him in an older model Oldsmobile Cutlass and asked him for the said Comal County Sheriffs Office spokesman Alan A black male then walked up to produced a chrome told him to give him his he He quickly brought his wallet Norton pursued the vehicle down Mary Preiss and onto Ervendberg Avenue when a male in the vehicle shot at and missed the postmans veh Trollinger He was still in motion when they fired at him he locked it up and rolled the 1975 postal said New See Page 2 Good day Sunny and mild conditions pre vail today with the high tempera ture reaching 83 Over the temperature will drop to a cool 58 Weekend high temperatures will edge back up toward 90 with the lows staying around There is no rain in the forecast for the next four days just beautiful days and cool Inside DEAR RELIGIOUS 1011 TV 2 Stammtisch New Braunfels Tennis Associa tion will meet Monday at 7 at the Rec Center in Landa This is a general membership meeting and members will discuss the location a new tennis All concerned persons are Drug Free San Marcos will be sponsoring the High on Not Drugs 5K in San Marcos There wiwll be a IK for children 11 years old and The 5K will begin at 8 with the IK at The race will start at the Hays County Preregistration fee is S8 until 16 and This is a certified course and proceeds will benefit a drugfree For more infor call Tim Hooker at Moe Johnson at or Drug Free San Mar cos at The Canyon Music Boosters will meet 19 at 7 at the Canyon Middle School band Taste the Topping will be the topic of Booster members will have the opportunity to taste several toppings in order to choose their favorite for the funnel cake booth at The Canyon Music Boosters sup port the Canyon High School and Canyon Middle School and the Canyon High School dance If you are interested in the music join the group Tuesday For more call Mary Mor ga at If youre going to the New Braunfels High School Unicom See Page 2
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