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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 4, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas Federal court wont let Texas enforce homestead exemption law Tuesday Oct HeraldZeitung 7 By RICHARD CARELLI Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP The Supreme Court today refused to let Texas enforce its state homestead exemption law barring some types of liens or mortgages on peoples pri mary residences But the ruling should have no immediate effect due to a new federal law The justices without comment let stand a ruling that said the state law is preempted by federal regulation of the savings and loan industry However a provision in the new interstate banking law signed by Pres ident Clinton last week rendered the federal court decision toothless Texas Rep Henry B Gonzalez a San Antonio Democrat and chairman of the House Banking Committee added the provision overturning the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals deci sion which had sought to give Texans the opportunity to obtain home equity loans The state law at issue protects with few exceptions the foreclosure and forced sale of property designated as a homestead The exceptions are for those mortgages or liens created to purchase build improvements or pay property taxes on the home The exemption cannot be waived But the Texas law has certain draw backs for homeowners who cannot obtain homeequity loans for such pur poses as a childs education or to sup plement retirement income Under the law the alternative for Texas homeowners is obtaining unse cured loans Such loans generally are more expensive and homeowners cannot deduct those interest payments from their federal income taxes First Gibraltar Bank and Beneficial Texas challenged the Texas law over two types of homesecured loans it barred They are a reverse annuity mortgage RAM and the line of credit conversion A RAM provides for periodic pay ments from the lender to the borrower with the loan being secured by the bor rowers equity in a home The line of credit conversion mort gage is a type of RAM in which the lender is given a line of credit and may receive payments on demand rather than regularly scheduled payments The two that challenged the Texas law argued that federal laws allowing such lending should trump the states prohibition A federal judge ruled against the thrifts but the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals last April reversed that rul ing The appeals court said two federal laws the Home Owners Loan Act and the Parity Act allow the federal Office of Thrift Supervision to preempt the Texas law In the appeal acted on today lawyers for the state said the appeals court rul ing gave too much deference to the Office of Thrift Supervisions inter pretation of the two federal laws The April ruling threatens to alter the bal ance of federalstate the appeal said The Texas appeal was supported in a fricndofthecourt brief submitted by three other states Idaho Indiana and Louisiana Most Texas regions experience employment growth by 1993 Reglbn mployment figures show Texas jobs increased an average of percent each year from 1983 to 1993 Jobs In the Central Texas region grew the most percent followed closely by the Upper Rio Grande percent Fewer jobs were available in 3 Metroplex Northwest and West of the state that were more dependent on the oil and gas industry The number of jobs in mining which Includes oil and gas exploration and production declined statewide Most of the state saw the largest percentage increase in the service industry as well as in agriculture forestry and fisheries Average annual percent change 19831993 2 Northwest Texas 4 Upper East Texas 5 West Texas 6 Central Texas 7 Southeast Texas Economic regions 8 Upper Rio Grande 9 South Texas 10 Gulf Coast Employment by Industry Agriculture forestry fisheries Mining Construction Manufacturing Transportation communications public Utilities Wholesale trade Retail trade Finance Insurance real estate Services Government Total Region Average annual percent change 19831993 North Upper Metro West 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Reaching those who need help Touching us all United RECYCLES Dr Mitchell J Sacco is pleased to announce the association of Dr Edward M Wuensch for the practice of general dentistry at 457 Landa Ste I New Braunfels Texas 6254313 Our office schedule has been expanded for our patients convenience James Bartay Practice of Family Medicine 1 1 years experience Accepting New Patients Medicare Medicaid and Private Pay Staff Privileges at McKenna Hospital Phone 6200956 457 Landa New Braunfels Tx INTERNAL MEDICINE Patients Welcome Medicare Assignment Ace JVo Referral Necessary 264 West MiU St 210 6292040 New Braunfels TX FALL AND CEDAR ALLERGY SUFFERERS Do you have a runpy riossj sneezing or Itchy eyes during fall or winter If so we need volunteers for allergy research studies Involving Investigations drugs Skin tests monitoring by a Board Certified Allergist and lab tests provided at no cost Participants will be paid up to AfHMA Do you take asthma medication either daily or occasionally If so 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