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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 1, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Texas politics tops news in 1990 The loud and looitey gubernatorial campaign was voted the stales top slory of ayeifr in which Tcxans limehonored trail of endurance was tested again and See Page 3 Ltiss of Congress clout challenges lawmakers DALLAS Al To a handful of big budget items like the supercollider and home port from slip ping Texas lawmakers will have to Ilex Ilieir muscle in Posse young guns a key Cotton matchup The of Texas lakes oil Miami todayin Dallas ut the Cotton wilh the matchup of the Hurricanes receivers and Texas secondary likely to IK one of the more interesting and critical Seepage 2627 E YAH New Braunfels BEST AVAILABLE COPY H L P rj 79903 34 NB man charged in local robbery A New Braunfcls man remains in the Comal County Jail today in lieu of two bonds after he was arrested for allegedly robbing a woman in a local grocery store park ing Roland was arrested 28 after police spotted him in the area of which a robbery occurred in the 600 block of 81 He was charged with robbery and bond set at He also was wanted on a charge for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon with 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377880 Zeituno ooni coc 1991 25 Cents One 10 See Page 2 s Central was but its still pretty Todays high is expected to reach about 52 with eastnortheast winds near 10 Tonights low will drop into the 30s The outlook for Wednesday through Friday shows daytime highs mostly in the 50s under partly cloudy and nighttime lows in the Inside 6 DEAR TV The second series of Lunch and Learn Work Home Family and Self A Juggling Act for Work ing will begin The four workshop sessions will be con ducted each Wednesday through 30 at the Extension Service Meeting 132 Water The program on 9 tilled Why do I feel so will be presented by Maria CAD AC counselor with the Com munity Resource Maria will discuss seasonal depression and techniques for dealing with On the topic will be Its a New Year A time to focus on where we are Participants will learn goalsetting and developing a plan of When the income is less than the outgo will be the topic for discussion Participants will learn about the budget pro how to develop a successful budget and lips for sticking to their The final program Stay ing fii and eating right will be held The group will dis cuss proper food hand ling and and All participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch so they can cal while they The programs will start at and end by so everyone can return lo work on Reserva tions may be made by calling The Lunch and Learn series is at no cost to the Plans for the Chamber of Com merce Annual Meeting and Ban quet to be held 25 are under way and tickets will go on sale The theme for this years banquet is Milestone to the See Page 2 Cat cause of poweroutage A cat apparently looking for a warm place to settle is being blamed for a power outage Sunday night leav ing close to NBU customers without lights for more an A cat got up on top of a power transformer and it was adircct short to Ihc case of the transformer from the line to the top of the trans said Bob supervi sor of the New Braunfcls Utilities electric The outage left residents in the areas of Northcliffc subdivi Momingsidc Drive and a portion of 81 West without power from to he DiFonzo said its unusual for a cat to climb up on a Its very The only thing that I can think of is that the top of the because of the amount of See Page 2 Where theres smoke Disaster was averted by New Braunfels firefighters Sunday night when they were called to a mobile home at Country Village Mobile Home Park on Wald Firefighters entered the smokefilled and found a burning which they dragged from the house before dousing the limiting the damage to the home to a rather smoky Photo by Erik Karlsson Higher taxes go into effect today Weather warming on New Years Day WASHINGTON New fed eral taxes will raise the price of tobac beverage alcohol and some luxu ries beginning Tuesday while upper bracket Americans will have to pay higher income taxes to help reduce the nations budget The combined with the gasoline tax increase that took effect will raise the average households federal tax bill by about a Con gress estimates the average family making less than will pay an extra S1 a Those with incomes between and will pay about a year more on the The increase for the group will average The richest couples and individuals with incomes over will pay an average of more per Congress hit topincome earners to correct what many lawmakers per ceived as overly generous tax cuts during the The new law boosts the top incometax rate on people at that income restricts their item ized phases out the value of their personal exemptions and sub jects more of their wages to Medicare payroll Those with incomes between and will pay about a year more on the The increase for the group will average The richest couples and individuals with incomes over will pay an average of more per On the other prior law will give all taxpayers bigger exemptions and other adjustments designed to prevent last years inflation from rais ing their income The new year also brings a major increase in the eamedincome tax cre which benefits lowincome work ing families with and expanded tax incentives for energy Here are highlights of the changes TOBACCO Taxes are rising by 25 meaning the 16cent tax on a pack of cigarettes goes to 20 ittticfr air per large cigars per small cigars chewing 12 cents a pound 36 cents a pound pipe a ALCOHOL The liquor tax goes up to for a gallon of 100proof 50 percent an extra 20 cents a fifth for 100proof 16 cents for The beer tax is doubled to 32 cents a The tax on wine is depending on alcohol Table now 17 cents a goes to the levy on artificially carbonated now goes to a LUXURIES A new 10 percent tax applies to that portion of the price above for for for aircraft and for furs and Vehi including taxis and cruise used to transport people for hire are The tax applies only to the first retail sale of an Coop ers Lybrand accountants for that if stones from an anti que bracelet worth were reset into a new piece of jewelry worth the tax would be levied against See Page 2 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tcxans weathered frigid air again early but relief was on the way in time for New Years Day with forecasts calling for temperatures to climb above freezing across the Wichita Falls residents suffered AS temperav tures dipped to 7 degrees just before The previous record was 9 A blast of Arctic air smacked the state dropping temperatures below zero and glazing highways with snow and freezing The front delivered record lows to two Panhandle cities early Amarillo recorded a jow of minus one and Lubbock set a record with At least five traffic deaths were blamed oh icy or slick road conditions by Monday said Mike spokesman for the Texas of Public The DPS projected that 28 motor ists would die during the holiday counting period that began at 6 CST Saturday and runs through mid night All major highways in the were reported open on but especially in areas from north to the Red cials Temperatures were returning to normal as sunny skies helped thaw most of the Skies were clear over West Texas except for some high clouds over por tions of the Permian Basin and the Concho Morning tempera tures were mostly in the teens and 20s except for a few 30degree readings dn the Big Bend and far West Afternoon readings were in the 50s and skies were sunny in El See Page 2 Edwards plan expires conservation continues The fourstage Emergency Action Plan adopted by the Edwards Under ground Water District on July 11 to combat the effects of drought expired The a supplement to the dis tricts Drought Management Plan created in set forth emergency water use restrictions aimed at reduc ing pumpage from the Edwards Aquifer and keeping Comal Springs in New Braunfels J Under the Emergency Action restric lions were applied to lawn and golf course the washing of sidewalks other impervi ous vehicle the use of in nonrecirculating foun See Page 2 Iraq favors peace effort talk compromise possible By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iraqi officials are applauding a separate European peace initiative amid indications Saddam Hussein may compromise on a date for high level talks with the Bush administra tion on avoiding armed But overtones of war continued to dominate pronouncements from A government newspaper warned Sunday of terrorist attacks if combat breaks and the countrys informa tion minister boasted that Iraqis would show the world America is a paper Saddam Hussein said in a New Years message that because of the threat of war a false happiness should pervade any holiday In Saudi Vice President Dan Quaylc pressed King Fahd for more financial support for the military buildup that has secured his country against feared Iraqi Quaylc planned to visit troops about two weeks before a 15 deadline for Iraq to quit Kuwait or face the possi bility of President in a Time maga zine iiucrvicw published said he has a gut feeling Saddam would relinquish the country he seized 2 after failing to secure financial and territorial Bui Iraqs informalion Latif said Sunday that Sad dam has no intention of leaving He suggested Bush must have been drunk when he made the We will never Jassim said in But if Bush starts a war We will show the world that America is a paper You will see how the Americans will kneel The European Community decided on Sunday to call an emergency meet ing of its 12 foreign ministers in Lux embourg on The EC initiative was proposed Saturday by the Ger man foreign HansDietrich The community canceled a meeting with Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz earlier this month after the United States and Iraq failed to agree on dates for an exchange of visits by their foreign It is high time for the Europeans to enunciate their own policy and not to be subservient to the American pol See Page 2 Brownie points Goalie Daniel Rios lunges for a shot made by Michael Bustps as the two members of the New Braynfels High School soccer team take some of their spare time during the holidays to What a way to butter up the coach with a photo of you practicing when you dont have Photo by Erik Karlsson
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