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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 17, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Lobbyists blast plan to increase sin taxes AUSTIN AP Cigarette and alcohol lobbyists blasted a proposal by a Texas lawmaker to raise so called sin taxes for public schools and the idea also received a chilly reception from Bill Seepages Commission seeking help to manage wastes AUSTIN AP State water officials say they want to cut hazardous waste production in half by but that the Legislature and industry needs to get See Page 7 o i 9 ri rushed for a seasonhigh 135 yards Fri day to lead Smithson Valley to a dramatic comefrombehind victory over Alamo Boss is one of the HeraldZeitung s Players of the See Page 9 New Braunfels 242 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377880 5126259144 Zeituno JSPS 377880 5126259144 Tuesday October 1989 25 Cents One 12 Pages CAD has option to sue county for funds By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Because Comal County Commissioners Court recently withheld a portion of its budget allocation to the Comal Appraisal District pending clarification of a controversial attor ney generals opinion its payment is now considered delinquent by a staff attorney with the State Property Tax We have the option to sue if they continue to refuse to if we should choose to do said Chief Appraiser Richard for its not cost effective to file a In commissioners voted to withhold from their quarterly pay ment of because CAD was parti cipating in a retirement plan Attorney General Jim Mattox says is The plan is offeredthrough the Texas Association of Assessing a private The attorney generals opinion states because appraisal districts are consid ered political they cant join pri vate retirement The opinion ulti mately affects 140 As of right I do not know said Precinct 3 Commissioner Neil Craigmile this who sits on the appraisal dis tricts board of said he will confer with County Attorney Nathan Rheinlander as soon as Craigmile was the official who requested thenCounty Attorney Bill Reimer to request the attorney generals opin ion of the retirement Rhodes said an invoice for the plus a 5percent penalty was sent to Commission ers Court last Rheinlander advised Commissioners Court in August that it would be considered a intentional criminal act to con tinue to pay public monies into a private retirement system the attorney general said is So commissioners took his Rhein lander was in court this morning and unavail able for Its like trying to change the Because they dont like the rules they just try not to play it doesnt work that Rhodes Supposedly they were trying to follow the letter of the law and what they were doing and in the course of it they broke the Jeanne staff attorney with the Tax said in a recent letter to Rhodes that because the majority of the taxing entities approved the districts 1989 all enti ties are required to pay quarterly Comal County did vote against the 1989 budget but the majority of the local entities approved The State Property Tax Board is not an enforcement said public information officer Mike Anything from this point forward would have to end up in We have a right to due Rhodes See Page 2 Fall weather is at least for the next few Todays high temperature will be in the lower 70s with northerly breezes making it feel much Tonight will be partly cloudy and breezy with the low in the There will be increasing clouds with a chance of light rain on The high will be near 66 Inside 8 DEAR TV 7 New Braunfels Christian Academy wil have an open house tonight from for fami lies and The buildings and classrooms will be available for Come meet the staff and let them answer any questions about quality Christian Classes start with 3 year olds through 6th The academy is located at 995 Mission Hills at the end of For more contact Marcia Wall at The next Canyon Music Booster meeting has been rescheduled to take place next Tuesday 24 at 7 at the Canyon High School band A Wurstfest planning and dessert eating session will take For more call Mary Mor ga at Andrew Lutheran Church will have a White Elephant Flea Market and Bake Sale Friday and Saturday from 9 to 5 both days at the Startz Cafe at Canyon Proceeds will bene fit the The Junior Class at Smithson Valley High School is sponsoring Spaghetti Supper at the school Friday from 5 to 7 to raise money for the Plates will cost for adults and for children 12 and School reunion past committee See Page 2 Fund set up for boy recovering from shot A fund has been established for a 3yearold New Braunfels boy shot in the head last Thursday with a BB Bobby Ray Salazar is recovering at Santa Rosa Childrens Hospital inten sive Friends have established a fund at San Antonio Savings Association to helrj payjhe medical Nexpenses for the whose family has rio insur Persons wanting to contribute to the fund should drop by 501 where the teller will credit the The incident took place around 11 Thursday when the victims 9yearold brother was playing with the gun in their house in the 1200 block of Glenbrook police reports Police reports indicate the bullet penetrated the left side of the forehead and skull to lodge in the boys An investigation is being but police spokesman Martin Mayer said the incident appears to be an According to his the See Page 2 Office handles millions of dollars each year Child support big business Title hopes Canyon and New Braunfels meet for the third time this season on the volleyball with District 284A championship hopes on the can clinch the district title with a victory New will try to avenge its earlier district loss to the Cou garettes and tie them for the top spot in the The match begins at 7 at with a capacity crowd For more see Page Photo by Deryl Clark Council appoints new NBU trustee A former mayor will serve a five year term on the New Braunfels Utili ties board of trustees after City Coun cil voted 4to2 to appoint Ottomar Skip Strateman will replace the position filled by Al Kosko which expires Strateman is a dental technician and owns Comal Dental He served on City Council from Strateman served as may or between 1981 through 1984 and served as the citys appointment to NBU board of trustees Councilmember James Goodbread voted against Strateman and before hand nominated George Coun cilmember Bill Arnold also voted for The Code of Ordinances requires that the appointment be made at the first regular meeting in Gunman kills judge in Colombia Colombia AP A federal judge waiting on a street cor ner for a ride to work was shot and killed tip morning in appa rently by Police said Judge Hector Jimenez Rodriguez was shot six times by a passenger on a The gunman got off the motorcy walked up to Jimenez and shot the Colombian radio chain Cara cpl quoted witnesses as saying in a report from the base of the countrys most notorious cocaine No one immediately claimed responsibility for the but drug traffickers were There are varying figures on the number of judges that have been killed in but the Justice Ministry says that about 50 judges and 170 judicial employees have been killed since The Association of Judicial Employees says of Colombias judges have been threatened with deaifl in the last 12 the newspaper Van Suardia Liberal of heavily damaged by a bomb on Mon bit the streets with a 16page edi tion The newspaper had joined in a condemnation of cocaine There had been doubts that Van guardia Liberal would be able to pub lish The paper usually publishes 24 pages each Four employees of the newspaper were killed when a car bomb wrecked its building in northeastern The newspapers publisher blamed drug traffickers for the bombing in a city of peo ple 175 miles north of Four journalists were assassinated by unidentified gunmen last week in the cities of Medellin and Child support cases increase every year and in Comal County more than million dollars is collected each In the seventh of a series on child District Clerk Margaret Herbrich talks about child By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Child support in Comal County is big business with the disbursement of millions of dollars a District Clerk Margaret Herbrich said she estimated about a year and a half ago she took in She estimates it is going to be much more than that at the end of this Fed faces questions on rescue WASHINGTON AP Fed eral after engineering its sec ond stock market rescue effort in two faces questions today on whether the billion it pumped into the banking system could pose its own set of risks for the Some private economists expressed worries that by pumping up the money the Fed ran the risk of making inflation worse and weaken ing the value of the But Fed officials discounted those fears and said they stood ready to supply more money if needed to insulate the banking system from the stock market The dollar withstood an early test today with release of a report showing that the merchandise trade deficit widened sharply to billion in compared with a revised July deficit of Such a big jump in the trade deficit has in the past put the dollar under heavy selling While the currency dipped immediately follow ing release of the analysts said the decline was not The currency market took the trade number in said Michael head of a Washington fore casting For its the Bush administra tion was playing down any worries over the dollar or preferring Currently there are approximately active and dor mant child support cases in district About of the cases are she adding her office receives up to 100 payments a For the month of September the district clerks office recorded 805 Herbrich Exspouses are required to pay child support by sending it to the district who then mails it to the Its very important that the payments be given through this she A lot of times they will make pay ments to the spouses in If that happens there is no See Page 2 The great pumpkin Claudia and Amber Asher took advantage of the warm afternoons last week to take care of the seedlings in the pumpkin patch in the fall garden at New Braunfels Child Development The pumpkins ought to do well under the watchful eye of the friendly See Page 2 looking scarecrow Photo by Deryl Clark
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