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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 9, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Page 4 New Texas April 1991 State School proposal unveiled AUSTIN AP Speaker Gib Lewis said he wants the latest school finance reform plan on the fast track so the House can vote by Lawmakers face a Monday court hearing at which a state judge may receive an alternative plan drawn up by a courtappointed The latest legislative which must be rati fied by a HouseSenate conference would allow school districts to keep some additional local prop erty tax Like previous it also would shift some local revenue from wealthier to poorer school Senate leaders said they might hold out for additional provisions to improve education but a House negotiator said such a change might doom the latest Group fears deep cuts AUSTIN AP A noncwtaxes state being offered by House leaders to show the impact of austerity induced would slash help for poor abused the blind and a human services coalition The socalled doomsday budget proposal is a giant step said Peggy who chairs the 50group coalition People First Rombcrg said Monday that the budget plan makes dramatic cuts in health and human The effects of these cuts will be felt by those most fragile in our The governors announced that the first meeting of a blueribbon committee on state taxes will be Some lawmakers say the current tax based heavily on the sales and corporate franchise is Ann Richards ordered the committee chaired by former John Connally to study the tux structure and report back with recommendations by July Thats also the deadline for results spending audits on some 700 state Floods keeping some away SAN Texas AP It took only about two days for more than 17 inches of rain to soak the but its taking a lot longer for the water to go Thousands of people still had water in their houses three days after storms drenched the South Texas cities of Harlingcn and San Some flood victims stayed in emergency some stayed with relatives or friends and some went home despite the officials San Benito Mayor Gilbert Galvan estimated damage to public and private property at about In neighboring officials have estimated damage at million to but the figure could said Roger city emergency management The mayor said up to half the residents of the city of probably still had up to five feet of water standing in their homes Ann Richards has asked President Bush for emergency federal disaster which could include loans and Officials with the governors the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Small Business Administration toured the area Monday to survey the Spacewalk enjoyable CAPE AP Two spacewalking astronauts cavorted like kids on a all in the name of And when it was time to go back one grumbled like a boy hearing his mother call him for din ner Jerry Ross and Jay Apt spent about six hours outside the shuttle Atlantis on bouncing around on the end of the spaceships mechanical testing tools and riding piggyback in carts along a rail in the open cargo Their antics 280 miles above Earth provided invaluable information for future spacewalkers and for engineers designing NASAs planned space the permanently manned laboratory the agency hopes to start building in AFLCIO counters Bush WASHINGTON AP President Bushs fiery attack on the AFLCIO for opposing a free trade pact with Mex ico is just a gambit to conceal the real issue of how many American jobs would go across the Rio labor leaders Hes engaging in a lot of rhetoric without looking at the real which Are the wage disparities going to result in huge job losses and devastate lots of communi ties we think it said Alan a lob byist for the United Auto chief back on duty LOS ANGELES AP A temporary court order returned Police Chief Daryl Gates to work but left unan swered the question Who in City Hall controls the Police Department Superior Court Judge Ronald Sohigian on Monday reinstated Gates pending an April 25 The ruling sets aside last weeks vote by the Police Commission to put Gates on paid leave while the videotaped police beat ing of a black motorist is The judge told both sides to prepare arguments on whether the City Council has the authority to reinstate Gates over the Police Commissions World Israel agrees to peace talks JERUSALEM AP Israel today told the United States it was ready to hold peace talks with the Arabs under American auspices and with the Soviet Union parti cipating in a regional Secretary of State James Baker III responded posi tively to the initiative presented to him by Foreign Minis ter David And Baker said he wanted to talk to Arab leaders before committing the government to the If the Arabs agree to the Israeli Bakers Mideast diplomacy could be credited with a significant even though the outcome of negotiations would be We have had a productive and very constructive meet Baker said after the hourlong session with Levy at the foreign Baker then went to see Prime Minister Yitzhak who set a positive tone for Bakers stop in Israel by announcing some Palestinian prisoners would be released this Tourist bus fire kills 36 Turkey AP A doubledecker bus rying Greek tourists caught fire today in front of a and police said at least 36 people trapped inside were A travel agent and a witness said a man set the The bus was about to take the who were on Easter on a sightseeing trip around At least five of the dead were SECRETARYS DAY IS APRIL 24th Behind every great boss is a great secretary For all the little things she and all the big ones send a special message her way that says I appreciate you in the Along with that a rose will be delivered to her during working hours on that special Published April 24th Deadline April 19th Call Sharon or Corbe for more information 6259144 jfLHeraldZtitung A Halm family rose climbs skyward at the home of Dorris Christine Photo by Marie Offerman Roses offer living history lesson By JANINE GREEN Managing Editor Theres a treasure growing near Loop 337 and Highway Bursting into bloom at Conservation Plaza is the Dorris Christine Brown Rose a planting of heritage roses that colors Comal County history in a very real Each bush is grown from a cutting taken from an old home from a family home in New Braunfels or Comal said Bill These are family grown from bushes brought here a hundred years ago or more by pioneer As he he lists names that sound like a Whos Who of Comal County Strate These are old bush he noting that most modern hybrids could not have survived drought and summer heat and winter ice as these roses Theyve adapted to this Theyre While most are in shades ranging from white through a multitude of pinks to the conservatory has some more unusual Theres the Dudley Schu mann the original Yellow Rose of We also have the Green This a novelty blooms as a puff of fringed green And this is Schumann indicating a plant with roses in at least three shades on its arching The pet als open sulfur change through orange to a rich pink and finally All may appear at the same looking like butterflies alight on the earning it the nickname butterfly who oversees the garden at the request of its first proponent and is a former Comal County Agent with the Texas Agricultural Extension a professional horticulture consultant and a member of the Mens Garden When these flowerbeds were we had to dig down through Schumann indicating the stone lined rectangles filled with rows of flowering Cus tom soil was added and rooted from cuttings taken in were planted and dedicated in September The roses were in bloom when the first wintry weather hit in November and theyre coming back We only lost a few bushes this This will be the first summer We took cuttings from about 50 different varieties of roses located in Comal Schumann and the Plant House rooted them for us at no Climbing roses will be trained across an arbor that serves as the gardens central Wed like to get the money to lay cement walkways up the he and perhaps around the gardens Cant you just see a bride making her way up an aisle of roses he The setting would be especially with Conserva tion Plazas edition of a band stand patterned after those in Landa Park and the availability of Forke Store as a recep tion Weddings are just one of the ways the garden could be put to One of the projects Schumann would like to see is the sale of cuttings from the heritage If we could mark et them through the Plant House and split the the conservatory itself could provide income for its upkeep and the business that helped us out could derive some thing from the work it 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 v V it Spring Fashion Section Issue date April 21 Copy deadline April 12th Call Frank or Roxanne today Models Paul Ray and Amy Reneau for along with our friends would like to model your new Spring Some great opportunities await you 6259144 jfiLHeraldZeitung 707 Landa New Braunfels
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