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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 29, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Wednesday March HeraJd2eitung 3 A Texas House passes billion budget AUSTIN AP A proposed billion state budget for the next two years is now in the hands of the Senate The House gave final approval to the proposal Tuesday and sent it on to the Senate which is writing its own spending plan A final version is expected to be hammered out later by a HouseSenate negotiating commit tee The House plan requires no new tax es and makes public education and prisons the states financial priorities Budget writers said the plan is the best they could devise in the face of increased demand for revenue from limited sources My was to bring a bill back within available said Appro priations Committee Chairman Rob Junell DSan Angelo We have done the very best job we could However social services advocates say the measure is nearly billion short of the funding necessary to main tain current services to those in need The sad thing is that what it means is our states most vulnerable citizens are put at even more said Dianne Stewart head of People First an advo cacy group for the disadvantaged Were talking about women chil dren people with disabilities the elder ly families that are at Ms Stew The sad thing is that what it means is our states most vulnera ble citizens are put at even more Dianne Stewart People First art said The most basic services are going to be lost to Ms Stewarts group estimates that children from lowincome households would lose child care ser vices under the bill while elder ly Texans would lose community assis tance Under the House plan overall health and human services spending would increase by million while Med icaid spending would build by nearly billion But budget writers acknowledged the increases fall short of that needed to maintain some social services at current levels Junell said the state needs an additional million to million just to meet federal Medicaid require ments The proposed budget is an increase of billion or percent over current spending State gives companies permission to raise car insurance rates Obituaries Edna Earl Dabbs Edna Earl Dabbs of Canyon Lake passed away at McKcnna Memorial Hospital on Tuesday March at the age of 83 She was born Feb 27 1912 in Sapulpa Okla to Fred and Pauline Daisy Fuller Boyse and mar ried Clyde A Dabbs in San Antonio on Dec Her husband preceded her in death on Sept 8 1985 Mrs Dabbs was a housewife and worked with her husband in his accounting firm She also worked as a floral designer She was a member of St Johns Episcopal Church in New Braunfels and served in the Junior Ser vice League at Port Lavaca as well as being active in various church organi zations She is survived by one son Clyde C Dabbs and his wife Joyce of Victoria and one granddaughter Courtney Dabbs of Victoria A funeral service will be held on Thursday March 30 1995 at 2 at St Johns Episcopal Church in New Braunfels with Rev Robert Keith offi ciating Interment will follow at Guadalupc Valley Memorial Park Public visitation will be from 4 until 8 Wednesday and from 9 until 12 noon Thursday at Docp pcnschmidt Funeral Home in Canyon Lake Memorials may be given to the St Johns Episcopal Church Memori al Fund in New Braunfels Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home I i AUSTIN AP The benchmark rate for personal auto insurance will rise 3 percent statewide effective June 1 State Insurance Commissioner Elton Bomer has announced The benchmark rate increase is about half of the 5 percent to 7 percent increase recommended by two admin istrative law judges who studied the rate case Rateregulated insurance companies in the state can charge 30 percent above or below the benchmark rate If the car insurance industry were one big insurance company it would need a 3 percent rate increase to cover its projected claims and expenses and earn a reasonable Bomer said Tuesday But he indicated that the bump in benchmark would not necessarily trans late to a rise in consumer premiums This is a competitive system Its a flexible system Some companies will raise their rates some companies wont do he said indicating com pany rate decisions are based on loca tion age gender driving record and other factors My job is to make a fair decision based on the evidence 1 think Ive made a fair Bomer said Bomer also raised the commercial benchmark rate percent com pared with the percent recom mendation by the administrative law judges Insurance companies were pushing for higher increases in both bench marks but they were split Tuesday on Bomers announcement Industry spokesman Jerry Johns of the Southwestern Insurance Informa tion Service endorsed the increase say ing it will make coverage more avail able to all Texas drivers Whenever we have artificially sup pressed rates as has been the case over the past few years insurance becomes less available to the average driver because companies are reluctant to offer their products at a financial Johns said Susan Slivinske spokeswoman for the Insurance Information Institute however said the group was disap pointed with the decision Correction Incorrect information was provided to the funeral home and reprinted in an obituary for Randy Whitmire in the Friday March 24 HeraldZeitung The obituary stated that memorials should be left to Alcholics Anonymous That is incorrect Barbara Whitmire his wife requests that memorials be given to Teen Con nection Texas Briefs Health Care Crime Fighting Services Top Conference Issues DALLAS AP Senior citizens who want improved health care crime prevention and better quality of life are not lobbying only for their own interests government officials at a regional conference say Delegates to a regional White House Conference on Aging Tuesday ranked a list of 35 resolutions as part of a pro posed national aging policy I The fivestate delegation urged equal again Access to a wide range of community homebased health care includ ing dental and mental health services and prescription drugs plus preventa tive programs They are not just looking at these goals for themselves but for their chil dren and said Patricia Montoya Department of Health and Human Service regional director in Pallas This group has already been The 174member groups top health care priorities also included residen tial and assisted living along with nutri Jion services tration of inmates Bivins said Other states have experimented with chemi cal castration programs according to medical ethics expert Arthur Caplan who predicted a court challenge if the bill becomes law Bivins said studies of castration in European countries suggest it dramat ically lowers the likelihood of men repeating their crimes But others say those studies aren not conclusive and there is no guarantee a castrated man would not hurt children in 1995 Deal Joanna Pleated Shades Buy One Get Second for Found Innocent In DogShooting Case I GALVESTON Texas AP Two police officers targets of hate mail animal lovers from coast to coast after they were charged with using a Astray dog for target practice say theyre relieved that the truth is out I We finally got to tell our side of the story after the rumors exploded to nationwide said Greg Trantham one of the Bayou Vista patrolmen acquitted Tuesday on animal cruelty charges The bottom line is no animal was he said Six Galveston County jurors found Trantham 27 and John Overstreet 32 innocent on the Class A misde meanor charge after a week of testi mony and a full day of deliberations The two were accused of torturing and killing a stray Lhasa apso and leav ing its carcass on a remote road while on duty last April The officers insist ed the dog escaped from them as they attempted to transport it to an animal shelter Senate Approves Voluntary Castration Bill AUSTIN AP A prison inmate who has repeatedly been convicted of molesting children could choose to be surgically castrated under a bill that has been passed by the Texas Senate Those people 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