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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 3, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas 8 A HeraldZeitung Wednesday May Sports Day Canyon golfer swings to state By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor Canyon sophomore Jimmy Walker is moving right along the path leading to his goal of one day playing on the PGA circuit Walker fired a 71 and 72 to take first place at the Region al Golf Tournament last week finishing eight shots ahead of the field and earning a trip to the state tournament next week Jimmy is peaking right now and playing about as well as he ever Canyon Golf Coach Tom Kosser said The timing was great and I think hes ready to get to Austin and compete against the best high school golfers in Walker who qualified for state as a freshman will again showcase his talents at the 1995 State Tournament sched uled for May 89 at Jimmy Clay Golf Course in Austin His trek to regionals followed a firstplace finish at the District 284A Tournament where he shot a twoday 156 Competing against players from Austin Andersen Waco Midway and New Braunfels Walker was up against the regions best golfers The pressure was heavy at Kosser said Because our team totals were not among the leaders he had to be a medalist to earn his way to state He was under the gun and came through Now he can relax at the state and shoot the lights So far this year Walker has placed in the top 10 in six high school tournaments including the Smithson Valley High Tournament at NorthCliff Golf Course the Boerne Tournament at Bandera Golf Course 73 Berry Creek Golf Tournament and the San Mar cos High School Tournament at Quail Creek Golf Course Herald Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Jimmy Walker a sophomore at Canyon High School qualified to compete at the UIL State Tournament 73 This summer he plans to compete at the Optimist World Junior Tournament the American Junior Golf Associa tions Tex A Shoot Out in San Antonio and the Rolex Tournament of Champions in Florida Stadium construction cleared for tax fund use By DEAN STEPHENS Associated Press Writer AUSTIN AP A bill that would allow state tax dollars to be used for build ing or renovating professional sports are nas has won state Senate approval The bill by Sen Royce West DDallas would allow cities to create sports author ities that would receive tax rebates to help pay for stadium projects West said the bill was an investment in successful businesses I am convinced that the economic impact that these sports teams have is something that we need to make sure that we keep in the state of West said Citing 1993 statistics from the comp trollers office West said Texas profes sional sports franchises contributed about million a year in revenue for the state Approved on a voice vote Tuesday the bill would let cities set up a sports authority that could then designate a sports facility enterprise zone no larger than a mile and a quarter in radius City sales and use taxes collected in such a zone would have to be reinvested in building expanding or rehabilitating a stadium arena coliseum or speedway Fn addition 80 percent of the state sales and use taxes in the zone would be rein vested into the project Under the bill city leaders would have the option of calling a voter referendum on the designation of such a zone In Hous ton a referendum would be mandatory under an amendment by Sen Don Hen derson RHouston An amendment by Sen John Mont ford DLubbock would limit the number of enterprise zones to six statewide Wests bill began as a local effort to keep the Dallas Mavericks basketball team from leaving the city Other cities then decided they wanted to be included Amendments were passed to include Fort Worth rodeo events and minor league baseball in Austin The bill had the support of all the states professional sports teams excluding the two major league baseball teams W T COUNTKY STOttE Slars Saturday Mayi INFO 0259400 National Little League National Little League standings through April 29 Major League W L Indians Brewers Rockies Reds Blue Jays Marlins Padres Phillies 5 5 4 3 3 2 1 1 Minor league Angels Pirates Rangers AVT Orioles Dodgers Braves Royals Pee Wee Twins Tigers Giants Yankees Mariners Red Sox Rockies Rangers Cardinals Mets 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 3 4 5 5 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 2 2 2 Cardinals pitcher Jose Sierra alms for the strike zone Yankees batter Christopher Kopp sets up for a pitch Rockets Maxwell sent packing in controversy j HOUSTON AP He was u key reason the Houston Rockets won the JNBA title a streaky but devastating gun ner who could turn a game around with his clutch 3point shooting i That was last season For Vernon Maxwell this season ended Tuesday when the Rockets placed him on a leave absence capping a tumultuous year i in which he also was suspended 10 games for punching a fan The Rockets admitted they were not comfortable with the move i Whenever you lose a player in your rotation its a loss coach j Tomjanovich said The way ihc i seasons been going were conditioned lor i things like this Im sort of numbed by ull the things that have happened over the i Maxwells final controversy came in Salt Lake City after he played only 16 ijninutes in Thursdays 102100 loss to Utah in Game 1 of the firstround playoll series Maxwell look the final shot of Hihat game an errant 3pointcr and he Jater argued with Tomjanovich On Fri day Maxwell complained of having a hamstring injury He was sent back to Houston for treat ment Saturday just before the Rockets 140126 victory in iame 2 The team refused to elaborate on the leave of absence or say whether the guard will be paid for the rest of this season Maxwell did not return a telephone call Tuesday night from The Associated Press We feel very uncomfortable about this whole situation but were just going to let it go as it is and well address it at a later Rockets vice president Bob Weinhauer said Maxwell was a frequent goto player in clutch situations forlhe Rockets but his effectiveness dwindled as this season pro gressed especially following the fan inci dent in Portland Maxwell did not attend practice with the team either Monday or Tuesday and the club said he was receiving treatment for the hamstring There has been wide spread speculation however that Maxwells injury was not severe enough to keep him away from practice ATTENTION CHRONIC ASTHMA SUFFERERS Do you take medication frequently for asthma If so you may be eligible for an asthma research study using an invcsligational medication Lab testing monitoring by a board certified physician and lung function testing provided at no charge You will also be compensated up to for your participation CENTRAL TEXAS HEALTH RESEARCH 6299036 NOW RACING WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY How at IH iiiiiii Park Theres Even More Fun WEVE ADDED TWO MORE NIGHTS OF THRILLING WORLD CLASS LIVE RACING YOU CAN BET ON NOW YOU CAN PICK YDUR HORSES AND CHEER YOUR FAVORITE JOCKEYS TO VICTORY t 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