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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 26, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas Texas Briefs Oonialei Prevails In lid To Keep Texas Ban On Equity Loans Intact WASHINGTON AP Texas Sea Phil Oramm is promising to throw congressional roadblocks in the path of a wideranging interstate banking bill hammered out by House and Senate negotiators The Republican who sits on the Senate Banking Committee favors the bill but wants to strip from it a provi sion pertaining to Texas constitution al ban on home equity loans Gramm wants to eliminate a mea sure approved Monday by the banking conferees that would retain the 155 yearold ban despite a recent federal court ruling The state homestead provisions ban Texans from getting second mortgages on their homes for most purposes The issue has put him at odds with House Banking Committee Chairman Henry B Gonzalez of San Antonio who is fighting to keep the Texas restrictions intact Police Release Affidavits Of Lounge Slaying KILGORE Texas AP A man involved in a fight at the neighbor hood bar where four people were fatal ly shot and a fifth was wounded says he saw the three suspects enter the business after he left a newspaper reported today The witness told police he saw Ray Don Mosley 31 his nephew Daroyce Lamont Jerome Mosley 19 and a juvenile entering Katies Lounge before last Thursdays shooting The affidavit cited in todays edi tions of the Tyler Morning Telegraph nameds Kilgore Police Lt Maxey Cer liano as the affiant witness said Ray Don Mosley showed him what he believed to be a 9 mm semiautomatic pistol in the waistband of Mosleys pants Mosley told the witness that he and the other two individuals with him were going to bust Katies according to the affidavit The witness told police bust meant kill according to the affidavit Goldencheeked Warbler Habttat Relies On Central Texas Trees SAN ANTONIO AP Its almost been lost amid all the debate But the small goldencheeked war bler is at the center of the current Texas dispute over the federal Endangered Species Act The Fish and Wildlife Service plans to designate parts of 33 Texas counties as critical habitat for the song bird which nests in the Hill Country It is totally dependent on this ecosystem for its nesting said Susan Hughes president of the Bexar County Audubon Society People say Let it but most creatures arent as quickly adaptable as humans she said Freight Trains Collide In West Texas Four Dead MARATHON Texas AP Investigators will conduct a thorough probe of a train crash that killed four Were Meeting The New Braunfels multiple Scle rosis Support Group will meet Thurs day July 28 at noon In Restau rant Guadalupe Valley School Reunion will be at Charlie WekJner Ranch at 2 Sunday July 31 Members are asked to bring sandwiches deserts and lawn chairs Members of Hermann Sons Albert Kypter Lodge are reminded of the meeting August 5 at 7 Ham burgers and hot dogs will be served and members that went to Youth Camp and to Dancing School will be hon ored Call 6256789 or 6255043 for information by July 27 The Friends of the Library will meet Saturday August 6 at 10 am at the library Book sorting continues on the second Tuesday of the month at 930 at New Braunfels Presbyterian Church Attention NBHS Class of 1984 a 10year class reunion is scheduled for Aug 6 If you are interested in attend ing please contact Tammy Shearer Pfeuffer at 6253733 or Stoney Williams at 6297381 ASAP If you wait to pay at the door the cost will be more Call to the details The Canyon LakeFischer Club for Family and Community Education wiD hold its next meeting on August 16 at the Fischer Store School Communi ty Center with the social beginning at 9 and the meeting at Marie Burk will present the program Water Smart The meeting is open to everyone For information call Jo Lan ders at 9352445 or the extension office at 6259178 New Braunfels Toastmssters Inter national Improve your speaking ability Attend Tuesday meetings at 7 at Summit Center 2405 IH35 West Call 6294042 for information Tuesday JuV 3 Southern Pacific employees to deter mine how the trains ended up on the same track a company spokesman says I think itll take a while to figure that said Mike Furtney a spokesman for San Franciscobased Southern Pacific Theres a lot of information to go The two freight trains collided head on Monday morning in a sparsely pop ulated area of Brewster County in West Texas killing all four crew members and derailing at least seven cars authorities said Killed in the accident were crew members Milby E Winn 59 Eddie J Hanson 55 Rick Bonnell 56 and Davis 57 all of Sanderson Texas Furtney said The engines of the two trains caught fire making it difficult for emergency crews to extract the crew members bodies said Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Laureen Cher now Report Lawmakers Prison Ties Prompt Ethics Calls AUSTIN AP A powerful state legislator says theres nothing wrong with his concrete company doing busi ness in the states prisonbuilding boom The Austin AmericanStatesman reports that the ties are prompting calls for changes in the states ethics laws Rep Mark Stiles DBeaumont who chairs the House wjrnmrttee that deter mines which bills are sent to the floor for a vote says he obtained an attorney generals letter in 1987 that OKd such work for Transit Mix Concrete and Materials Co During the past three years Texas has undertaken a billion con struction program as it doubles the size of the state prison system During that time Transit Mix has grown from eight readymix plants in the Beaumont area to more than 30 locations across Texas the American Statesman said Governor Backs OH Support for Federal Program AUSTIN AP Gov Ann Richards has backtracked on her sup port of a federal program to protect some Texas waters from pollution saying she would like to see an alter native solution considered by the state Richards a Democrat has been blasted by Republican challenger George W Bush for earlier saying she favored designating several bodies of water as federally recognized out standing national resource They are Caddo Lake in East Texas Austins Barton Creek and Barton Springs Christmas Bay in the Houston area South Bay near Brownsville and waters within Guadalupe Mountains National Park Such designation means in essence that no increase in pollution would be allowed in those waters according to the Texas Natural Resource Conser vation Commission Opponents of the designation say it would stymie devel opment The subject came up during a cam paign stop by Bush in East Texas When asked about her stance later in Corsicana Richards announced her new position I am no longer convinced that this federal program is the best way to protect the waters Richards said according to campaign spokesman Chuck McDonald Later Monday officials released a letter she sent state conservation com mission Chairman John Hall in it she said elected officials who initially endorsed the designation have questioned whether its the best way to go because of concern over federal intervention in land use and water man agement Our recent experiences with fed eral agencies and their hamhanded approach causes me serious concern about taking action that increases their authority in local Richards wrote The possibility of greater fed eral involvement in state or local man agement or interference with econom ic development is She asked that the state commission consider developing an alternative approach Bush had criticized Richards for supporting the federal designation Keys to the city New Braunfels Mayor Paul Fraser was given the keys to the city and a medal during a visit to Werfen Germany July 3 to July 11 BANKING ON AMERICA Security has a new face Yours Introducing the new BankAmericard photo card Theres nothing like the added security of having the one person you trust most protecting your credit card Thanks to you the new BankAmericard photo card is much harder to use if its lost or stolen Because your smiling face is right on the 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