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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 2, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Texas April 1991 State State must pay to move prisoners HOUSTON AP Arm Richards says she authorized a pay ment to Harris County under but Sheriff Johnny Klcvenhagen says the money is needed to move state prisoners out of local The Supreme in denying a stay sought by the ruled that Texas must pay for Harris County to move state prisoners out of its jail to other lesscrowded In a oneparagraph decision the high court denied a stay sought by the state to overturn a 7 ruling by District Judge James saying the crowded conditions at the jail were endangering inmate ordered the state to set up a fund that Harris County could use to rent jail beds in other counties for state Officials say they may begin moving prisoners as early as this to such areas as where overcrowding is not as severe a The areas receiving state prisoners would be paid a day out of the With prisoners over the population limit on the fund could run out in about two Banker subpoenaed by grand jury FORT Texas AP A Fort Worth banker whose bank has ties to House Speaker Gib Lewis has been subpoenaed to testify before a Travis County grand jury investigating possible influence buying in the Texas The subpoena ordered Barry an officer of Landmark Bank of Fort to appear before the grand jury Smith was also ordered to surrender written records and tapes of conversa tions or meetings involving any bank representative and loans to Lewis or Fort Worth businessmen Harold Plemons or John McMillan during the past five The subpoena is the first indication in almost a month that the grand jury still is examining who is from Fort The panel has been focusing for week on former Speaker Pro Tern Hugo Ber a longtime political ally of During that Lewis repeatedly has contended that the grand jury was finished with him and that he expected the two misdemeanor indictments against him to be State seeks gubernatorial papers AUSTIN AP Two former governors have been asked by the state archiv ist to turn over thousands of state Former governors Bill Clements and Dolph Briscoe have neglected to give up hundreds of boxes of records accumulated during their the Austin AmericanStatesman reported In my mind the law is quite said archives director Christopher A 1947 state law specifies that a governors records related to official duties are the property of the Violation of the law is a misdemeanor he but it has never been Clements already has donated more than documents from his second to Texas and plans to hand over materials from his first Clements could not be reached at his Dallas office for comment Briscoe said he was unaware of the Nation Fewer make checkoff contribution WASHINGTON AP Midwesterners are the most reluctant Americans to contribute 1 of their taxes to the presidential election campaign fund by check ing off a box on their income tax Especially stingy are taxpayers in Ohio and West according to figures provided The Associated Press by the Fed eral Election Eastern states have been by far the most generous to the cashstrapped Forty percent of New Jersey and New York City taxpayers owing money to the Internal Revenue Service during the 1989 tax year opted for the according to the The figure was percent of tax filers in the rest of New York New Rhode Con necticut and But only percent of the same group kicked in a dollar in Ken Ohio and West the FEC And only percent helped replenish the fund in North Carolina and Nest egg awaiting House retirees WASHINGTON AP House members who spurn another term or simply get defeated next year can leave Congress with a substantial pension thanks to the percent pay raise lawmakers gave themselves for And House members who began serving before 1980 can walk away with a benefit they can convert any leftover campaign cash to personal The pension increase is triggered by the raise that boosted House members isalaries from to this Pension calculations for House members are based partly on the average of ihe lawmakers three highestsalaried the salary increase for 1991 and 1992 provides a big jump in the pension to which they are Members of Congress can start collecting a pension at any age with 25 years xif service and at age 50 with 20 years of At age members can col lect with five years of SDA has more bad news on sheep WASHINGTON AP If sheep producers needed any further convincing that their industry is in a the Agriculture Department has a few more dis icpuraging figures for Market prices for slaughter lambs have been below per down from around a few years And USDA analysis say the outlook is pretty grim through at The midMarch average reported last week for lambs was per compared with a year Ron Gustafson of the departments Economic Research Service said Monday that lamb imports also have edged down Part of that has been because domestic supplies have been just a little bit larger and also because prices have been less Prizes on New Braunfels Historic Railroad and Modelers Society member Kermit and Society President Bryan Weidner hold several of tffe prizes to be raffled at the Societys 4th Annual New Braunfels Model Railroad Jamboree slated for April 20 at the Civic For more information call Baese at 6252656 or Weidner at El Paso begins water controls EL Texas AP Water wasters were targeted by special water police as the city kicked off a water conservation Having a home with little grass and lots of native cactus became chic overnight because of the rules that limit lawn watering to three nights a from 7 to 9 The new rules also restrict car washing and a number of other Violators of the conservation mea sures face fines ranging from to Six of the 12man team that looks for waterrule breakers were out Mon day but Manny an environmental enforcement said they might go a little easy on violators right Seeing that its the first if its somebody we havent come across before and they had just started to wash something they might not get a Rodriguez The new rules were a test of will power for residents as temperatures INSURANCE World Soviet food prices increase sharply MOSCOW AP Shoppers con fronted wilh stiff increases in governmentcontrolled prices dug deep into their pockets today and many despaired that they would no longer be able to feed their Price tags were marked up over night for roughly half the in Soviet stores in an attempt to narrow the longneglected gap between the the government charges con and riving production It was the governments most deci sive step In the area in 30 Prodemocracy activists criticize the increases skirting what they consider the only effective strategy for lifting the country from economic malaise a swift move to a free market Published Sunday Thuraday and Fridciy afternoons by New liraunfels 707 iMiidn or Drawer New Texan Second Cliiaa pontage paid by New Braunfels UeraldZeitunn New DAVID SULILNS Editor and Publisher JANINE GRCEN iOW BIASLEY Managing Editor Director CHEHYl DuVALL Business Manager KARtN MININGW Classified Manager CAROl ANN AVWY Circulation Manager GUS Pressroom Foremai Currier delivery In lilunco and Kendall counties three Senior Citizens Dtucount carrier delivery six we y Mail delivery outside Comul In Texan three vlx one Mall vutuidt Texan nix me If you have not received your ntwnpaper by Tuesday through or by 7M cull 12fVI44 or HSUHMO by 7 and 11 Potttmuntyr Send addretti vhuiiymt In Drawer Ntiw Ttxan lingered near 80 Beginning next water saving plumbing fixtures must also be installed in all new and renovated Violators of the construc tion measures will face fines as high as No citations had been reported by early Monday Rodriguez Ruth Braun gave her gardener a bit of a tongue lashing Monday morning when he watered some newly planted allowing the water to flow out into the He wanted to water them and I came out and gave him the dickens I came out and turned it out myself but you know its got us all a 1 ittle said Braun who has grass in the front and rear of her home and numer ous plants and A water shortage last summer and news of rationing in California prompted the water Any one who moves out here and grows up here has to understand that this is a We are living in a said Ed general manager of the El Paso Water Utilities Public Service With emergency conservation last El Paso utilities produced billion gallons of or about 200 gallons per person per Water officials hope to cut that to a per capita average of 160 gallons per day by the year a 20 percent People who continue to use large amounts of water also face sharply higher water bills than those who But Lisabeth Davis said she already faces increased costs because of the conservation A city ordi nance once required her to plant grass in a parkway in front of Mexican restaurants she Now we cant water the grass in the she Sure its a burden it raises your operating costs and it doesnt raise your profits I think they are School issue on twoweek reprieve AUSTIN AP Lawmakers may consider any number of plans to reform the school finance system after a state judge effectively gave them an extra two weeks to Ann Richards If we remember that we are not just talking about levels of funding and court but about the future of our children and the economic future of this then the solution will be much easier to she said Lawmakers were scheduled to return from a long Easter weekend after missing Mondays Texas Supreme Court deadline for devising a reform The deadline passed after the House on Wednesday rejected a bill developed by a HouseSenate confer ence The which was passed by the Senate a week would have shifted hundreds of mil lions of dollars in local property tax revenue from wealthier to poorer school Lawmakers then recessed for The Supreme Court has twice unanimously ruled unconstitutional the current billionayear school finance which relies on state local property taxes and some federal Differences in local property values now result in large disparities in edu cation funding available to school The court ordered state spending on public education to stop Monday if lawmakers had not come up with a the next state checks are not due to be sent out to school districts until April District Judge Scott McCown took under advisement a motion by a group of poor school districts to cut off local as well as state education funds until a constitutional system is Income Tax Preparation NB Tax Service Evening houri by appointment Pickup Delivery Available 76 Mission 6251422 Spring Fashion 91 All of the new spring fashions are out in the brightest and boldest and in the hottest You can introduce your unique fashions to Comal County via Spring Fashion Section Issue date April 21 Copy deadline April 12th Call Frank or Roxanne today Models Paul Ray and Amy Reneau for along wilh our friends would like to model your new Spring Some great opportunities await you 6259144 jfiLHeraldZeitung 707 Landa New Braunfels   

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