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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 13, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas                                Page 8A New Texas February 1991 Justice calling for fundamental reform AUSTIN AP Judges and lawyers can make some improve ments in the judicial but major reforms arc needed that only can be initiated by the Texas Supreme Court Chief Jus tice Thomas Phillips In his State of the Judiciary address Tuesday to Phillips advocated changing the way judges arc full state funding for Texas and eth ics reform legislation setting high standards for We need fundamental reform on many fronts before our state can realize its full potential of provid ing affordable and time ly justice for Phillips He said the courts and State Bar of Texas would do their including providing services to the But the most fundamental including changing the way judges are are the Legislatures Phil lips Only you can initiate the pro cedure to replace an electoral sys tem that is too too expen and possibly unlawful with a modern system of judicial selec tion that enhances independence and Phillips That echoed his first State of the Judiciary speech to the Legislature in when he advocated a sys tem of appointing judges who would then periodically stand unopposed for The plan would require a constitutional amendment to be approved by the first Republican elected chief also said that ethics legislation should apply to the calling that branch of government most dependent on public Some current proposals to limit campaign contributions do not include the judicial according to The chief justice also said the state should provide full funding for its rather than requiring reliance on local government In this legislative Phil lips urged lawmakers to increase funding over the next two years for such priority items as Adding professional or increasing staff to keep pace with growing caseloads in appellate For Phillips the Court of Criminal Appeals has 199 pending death penalty and the average time from filing to dis position of the cases is more than 30 Increasing the salary for retired appellate and trial judges assigned to sit in Such judges now receive only the differ ence between their retirement pay and the daily salary of the judge for whom they Phillips Governor says lottery chance a tossup AUSTIN AP Ann Richards said she still is pushing for passage of a state but she doesnt know if lawmakers will heed her Ive alwAys said its going to be real hard to and I think its a tos sup at this Richards said The governor has designated the lottery as emergency tout ing it as a way to meet pan of an esti mated billion budget shortfall through fiscal year Hearings have been set for Wed nesday in the and Monday in the on the To put the proposed constitutional amendment establishing a lottery Ann Richards before a twothirds vote is needed in the 150member House and 31member 1 I dont know whether we can win this or Richards The important thing for is to be able to tell the people of this state that I have done every single thing I know to do to save to consolidate government and to raise revenue from sources other than And if the Legislature chooses I will have done my she Glenn a leading lottery maintains that hes counted enough votes in the House to keep the measure off a statewide He said he agrees with Bob Bul lock that a lottery is a sleazy way for state government to raise It takes 51 votes in the House to defeat Weve always had more than said If Im confident that were becoming The Senate has passed lottery legis lation in a previous but the measure never has found sufficient support in the more conservative Ron House sponsor of lottery said the measure will look better to lawmakers as they realize the enormity of the states budget The lottery cannot take care of the whole budget but it can sure do its said Estimates are the state could raise million from a lottery in THE HOME CENTER 6291991 BALI MINI BLINDS Buy 1 Get 2 FREF Over 40 colors to choose from 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medical offices has placed an even greater emphasis on the availability of emergency medical technicians in rural The report urged the Texas Depart Richards continues battle with ment of Health to stop requiring retraining of EMTs every four a practice it called an unnecessary administrative and financial EMTs should be retested every two with retraining for those who The commission said rural Texans also lack information about federal and state programs designed to assist their communities in economic deve lopment As a it sug gested that a Rural Assistance Clear inghouse be set up within the Texas Department of Among the commissions other recommendations The governor should create an Office of Rural Affairs to provide information to rural The Treasury should designate some state investments to buy the fed erally insured portion of loans made to rural Texas The Legislature should increase funding and include nonagricultural businesses in the Linked Deposit which leverages private sources of capital with deposits of state funds in rural Defensive Classes Saturday and Evening Classes Available Classes held at Holiday fnn 16 4 5 Fast Refunds IRS Electronic Filing Income Tax Returns Filing Fee Pick Up Your Packet At In New Braunfels at In San Marcos at Centex Office Center Advance Business Systems Courtyard Shopping Center 6293979 329 Guadalupe 3961027 Rlvercrest DriveIn Stores Loop 337 6259535 Hwy 81by Kroger 6295675 Pit Stop Food Mart All Locations Pit In Startzvllle at ftartz Cafe 9992375 top FOOd Mart 8993696 All Seguin Area FARMCO ilamond Shamrock Stations With Electronic I it takes about two weeks for Direct Deposit to your bank and about three weeks for a paper Protect Your Carpet Investment You have a lot invested in your carpeting and it deserves the care of Terrys Cleaning Profes sional cleaning actually protects your carpet invest maintains a newer look through the years of wear and Call us for a free estimate at no Allergic to your air conditioner Let us clean your air TERRYS CLEANING 6291322 SERVICES 1630 Highway 81 West New Braunfels Serving the TriCounty Area Since 1972 Larry Wenzel Creative Eyewear by Larry Wenzel Quality Comes First 1 Hour Service Available On Most Prescriptions Larry Wenzel Certified Optician Doug Lloyd Certified Optician 844 Walnut New Braunfels 6259770 1 What do you see on the Horizon for New Braunfels as we get closer state board I closer to the year 2000 AUSTIN AP Ann Richards has kept her sights on the State Board of which she has claimed has failed to do a good enough job at protecting On Richards demoted the current chairman and continued her push to place the agency under the control of a special Richards named her lone appointee to the Insurance Austin lawyer Claire as chair to replace James In her State of the State address to the Legislature last Richards called on Saxton and the third board Richard to resign by Both Saxton and who arc holdover appointees of former Bill have defended their performance and refuse to step Although no longer Saxton said he will continue to serve on the Two of ihc members of the board have been there for a while and we have not seen the kind of progress that we need to Richards said in designating Korioth the new board Richards said the board has failed to warn consumers about financially ailing or fraudulent insurance compa and has sided with the insurance industry in adopting rale Its going to take people on that board who arc really going to get busy about matter of doing the things that we should have done a long lime she Richards said she would continue to press for control of the mammoth agency that oversees the billion per year insurance industry in ft What do I see as we get closer to the year 2000 I foresee New Braunfels as a thriving and prosperous city with a strong tradition of and cultural New Braunfels will also maintain the unique spirit of community pride and All of the numerous service organizations will strive In a harmonious fashion to make this city a better place to and to raise a The three Rotary Clubs In our city will maintain the commitment to provide Service Above Rotary will play a key role In providing the cdnservatlve leadership and dedication to keep the wonderful dream NEW BRAUNFELS 1ST DAS LEBEN J Larry Schwab New Braunfels Evening Rotary Club President HORIZON Its Sunday March 1991 HeraldhZtitun   

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