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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 26, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas Friday, May 26,1995 ■ Herald-Zeitung ■ 5 State Legislature avoids tax hike again AUSTIN (AP) — With two unanimous votes, the Texas Legislature has given its final OK to a nearly $80 billion 1996-97 state government budget. The House voted 147-0 and the Senate 31-0 on Thursday to send the spending plan to Gov. George W. Bush. Totaling $79.86 billion, the new budget represents an increase of about $4.7 billion, or 6.2 percent, over current spending. For a second consecutive legislative session, however, lawmakers didn’t need to raise taxes to pay for it “I think we can all be proud for the second successive biennium we have written a bill within our means. ... and at the same time responded to some dramatic challenges in public education, juvenile justice, corrections and human services,” said Sen. John Montfort!, D-Lubbock, the Senate sponsor. The bill is expected to meet the Texas Constitution’s pay-as-you-go requirements, said a spokesman for Comptroller John Sharp, who must certify the budget as balanced. “We’re not through reviewing it. But we anticipate that we will have available revenue,” said comptroller’s spokesman Andy Welch. Rep. Rob Junell, D-San Angelo, described the budget as “something that all Texans and members of this body can be proud of. It makes public education the No. I priority. It is the big winner.” Junell, who chairs the budget-writing House Appropriations Committee, said lawmakers did the best they could with the money available and a pledge from legislative leaders and Bush against new taxes. “You’ve got unlimited needs and limited resources. And you’ve got to try to pair those two,” Junell said. As in 1993, the Legislature didn’t need a tax increase to fund this year’s budget. The lack of tax hikes reflects the state’s improving economy and contrasts sharply with the ferocious wrangling required in legislative sessions going back a decade. FBI looks at bomb threat at Fort Worth high school FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — An 18-year-old high school student is believed to be the mastermind behind a bomb threat called into a school administration building that was planned to resemble the Oklahoma City bombing. The FBI announced Thursday it was seeking Paschal High School senior Peter Jeune Koh, a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist, in connection with the May 16 hoax that forced the evacuation of the building. “The whereabouts of Koh is unknown,” read a statement from the FBI’s Dallas office. “Koh may have a handgun and a rifle in his possession.” Allen Cummins, a teen who said he grew up with Koh in their affluent southwest Fort Worth neighborhood, said: “If I know him as well as I do, he’s broke town for sure.” Koh apparently became a suspect quickly. A May 19 sealed complaint charged him with using a telephone to make a false bomb threat, a federal crime that carries a maximum punishment of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. “Making a telephone bomb threat is a very serious charge,” U.S. Attorney Paul Coggins said. “They will be investigated and prosecuted vigorously.” Three other students, including Koh’s younger brother, also were being sought, the Fort Worth-Star Telegram reported in today’s editions. The elaborately planned scheme involved a Ryder rental mick parked in the driveway of the Fort Worth Inde? pendent School District’s Professional Development Center and said to be containing explosives. Authorities found it loaded with sacks of concrete doused in diesel fuel. Officials traced the truck to a Ryder rental outlet in Fort Worth, where the * vehicle allegedly was rented for $150 cash by a man who used an Oklahoma driver’s license and a phony Fort Worth address. GYPSUM WANTED If you have a gypsum deposit on your place and wish to lease it for mining, Call 210-608-1778 or write Box 311951 New Braunfels, Texas 78131-1951. BonWortli Factory Outlet Women s Quality Apparel - Factory Direct \\ Sidewalk Sale Friday HATZ JOHNSON Monday 29th VAR I 'I lo I I OC XI s HIK), Music, I lot st slinc s. I I.lls .ill 111 Ll 111 Saturday A Sunday SuncuMj/ Then Peter said unto them, celebrate jesus repent, and be baptized EVERY WITH THE ONE OF YOU M THE NAME OF JESUS UNHID PENTECOSTAL Christ for the church International remission of sms, and ye shall ON PENTECOST SUNDAY, RECEIVE THE OFT OF THE HOLY JUNE 4,1995 Ghost.” Acts 2:38 UP TO 50 % Off Manufacturer's Suggested Price! EXTRAORDINARY SAVINGS THROUGHOUT THE STORE Contratulations ■Brian We love you, Menu Dad A Cradler Congratulations w 1995 Graduates Qtnniftx, UfjfOu aaa dttan it, you ooh do it. jBtlUot In if out utf, Ct txuM. to youtulf JI OU I, J) ad, <J\\ on & <^l/[indy Congratulations. Karat We ane so very proud of you and all of r accomplishments. Your motto |w!U guide you well through life because "you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you!" We thank Ood for you. Lots, Horn, Dad ii Harlots Courtney Ann Tad lock DeLee graduated from Incarnate Word College in San Antonio on May 13, 1995. She received a Bachelor of Art* degree in Communication*. She I* employed with KMOL, Channel 4 Television in San Antonio aa an assignment* editor. Courtney it a 1990 graduate of Canyon High School, she is the wife of Mike DeLee end the daughter of Paul and Georgia Tadlock.den •New Braunftb Highschool• Congratulations on your graduating in the top ten of your class. We are very proud of you!Mom, Dud, Jenny & GrandpaANGIE, We have always been so proud of you. Congratulations on all of your achievements. You hove worked so hard. Good luck at U.T. We're behind you all the wayl AU OUR LOVE, MOM, DAD A TREYMichelle A* Duncan Congratulations on graduating summa cum laude from Texas Lutheran College. Gook luck working at the State Auditor’s Office in Austin. We are so proud of you. Lev#* Dad, Mont & Amber Congratulations Bert! We're very proud of you. Love, Dad, Mom, Kell & Grandma Book 'Em Borns! Cong lot utah Ion±, c^frny! j Hi4 Va to utty fxtoud of you! fwd CCttud to toot you jot a dauyitt*. JI out, <sM, on & !J)ad 1 ;

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