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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 11, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas FEBRUARY 1993 HERALDZEITUNG 5 aid workshop planned for local school Smithson Valley High School Academic Decathaton Team which placed second in regional competition held in San Antonio recently frqm Ann Kyra Eric Robert Mueller Anne Ann from Larry Travis Mike Joe Tony Not pictured is Mark CISD By ROSE MARIE EASH A workshop on financial aid will be held at 7 tonight in rooms B13 through B17 at New Braunfels High 2551 Loop Members of the Southwest Texas State University counsel ing and financial aid depart ments will conduct the and will explain how financial aid for college can be obtained and answer There are a lot of scholarships out said NBHS counselor Norval The Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation is basi cally a scholarship Its in San and there are jresourcea and people there that can help locate scholarsnips and its According to a publication from the Minnie Piper Foun if you want to go to col lege and are there is little reason why you Skov said that over six ty civic organizations provide scholarships for local Our community is super in providing said Theres so many organizations and almost all of them provide scholarships for local According to the Texas Higher j Education Coordinating there are also tuition exemptions or grants which have no repay ment service awards given by colleges for ser vices rendered such as athletics or parttime jobs through cooperative workstudy programs and loans from state and educational founJ industrial organizations and private lending agencies j such as credit unions and savings and loan I NBHS counseling department J may be contacted for more inforJ mation at Agricultural lands hold possibile tax relief According to Comal Appraisal District Chief Lynn agricultural land may be eligible for property tax and qualified fanners and ranch ers can apply for a lower appraisal of their based on what it will produce rather than what is would sell for in the open The basis for both types of spe cial appraisal is found in the Texas Rodgers Article 1dl addresses what is often known as open space land and Article Sec 1d addresses agricultural use of aguse Landowners must file complet signed applications for spe cial appraisal at the appraisal dis trict office by April Those who must file this year include owners of land under 1d appraisal arid landowners whose property did not previously receive 1dl Latefiled 1dl appraisal appli cations will be considered until the day before the 1993 appraisal records are but will draw a The requirements for applica tion and for qualification of both the land and the owner are dif ferent for the two types of Most property owners apply for 1dl To the land must be used for timber growth or as an ecologi cal This form of appraisal does not restrict own ership to individuals and does not require agriculture to be the own ers primary this form of special appraisal requires that the land is used for a qualifying agricultural or timber purpose to the degree of intensity generally accepted in the The chief who is responsible for approving the Gruene gears up for Market Days weekend The Gruene National Historic District will begin the 1993 sea son with the Old Gruene Market Days will be held from 10 to 6 20 and Admis sion to the event is founded in the was a cotton community where all the farmers would come to town on Saturday and sell their visit with neigh bors and dance at Gruene The Gruene Merchants are re enacting this tradition by inviting Hill Country vendors to sell their handcrafted items on the grounds of the Guadalupe Val ley Gruene Hall is the oldest con tinuously operating Dance Hall in On the Rhythm Rats will provide music from 1 to 5 and admission is Saturday night from 9 to 1 Asleep at the Wheel will be A cover charge will apply to this Erik Erik will pro vide music from 4 to 8 with no cover Three restaurants serving Texas fare are in Gruene as well as two winery tasting rooms fea I GIRU SCOUTS must determine that the land has been devoted princi pally to a qualifying use for at least five of the preceding seven A 1d appraisal requires annu al application ownership by an not a part agency or organization agricultural use of the land for at least three years prior to the year of application and that the own ers primary occupation and source of income is the lands agri cultural In landowners should Rodgers that the law provides specific penalties for taking qualified land out of agri cultural or timber A rollback tax will be assessed against the landowner who has the 1d appraisal if the land is sold or its use The rollback extends back for the three tax years before the year in which the change or sale Under a rollback is trig gered only by changing the lands use to one that would not qualify for productivity The additional taxes are levied for the five tax years preceding the year of the The rollback tax is measured by the difference between taxes paid under productivity appraisal and the taxes that would have been paid if the land had been put on the tax roll at market val Rodgers The law also requires that the rollback tax include interest Rodgers said that landowners also should know that they must apply for productivity valuation with each appraisal district in which they have Failure to do so could result in taxing units assessing taxes on the lands full market Additional information and application forms are available from the local appraisal district The staff is to assist landowners with the information necessary to determine if their property qualifies for the special THIS WEEKS Discount Per If made by February Vienna May 3 1J Switzerland and GET YOUR NAME ON THE LIST NOW 605 Gloria Elsies Tours 3791257 THURSDAY 18 TRY PAY PER VIEW TODAY Watch Poison Ivy for only 99 today on 38 Cablevision of In Ucrr litkhin Inttt Call 6251491 listings or Channel 33 for scheduled MADE IN THE USA ASSORTED SHEETS Save on a tremendous assortment of 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