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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 18, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas d who quit drinking has stopped loving as well Dear Abby: My husband quit drinking five years ago, and he hasn't made love to me since. The only time he puts his arms around me after he quit was when his father died. I don't think he is having an affair, I think he can’t show his feelings unless he has a drink. I sleep in another bedroom because he snores and reads the paper in bed, but he could come to my bed for sex if he wanted to. I suggested counseling once, but he said I was the one who needed help. Now it seems I'm only attractive to him when he's had a drink or two. Abby, I need to be held, and made to feel like a woman once in a while. I Life is too short live like this, but I One last shot still love him. What can I do to get him tube affectionate again? Feeling Unloved in St. Cloud, Minn. Dear Feeling Unloved: There is little yon can do, unless your husband admits there's a problem that needs to be resolved. lf he is content with the marriage and is unwilling to seek counseling with you, go without him. The kind of rejection you describe can be devastating to one’s self-esteem. With professional help you will be able to rebuild it — and also decide what you want to do about this marriage. Dear Abby: I must respond to your answer to “Catfused in Canada.” Unless you have cats, you have no right to tell the reader to “keep the cats in a separate room with food and water.” As every cat lover knows, people don't own cats — cats own people. Since visitors know that their friend has cats, if they are allergic to them, or dislike them, they should not come to visit. I have two wonderfully spoiled “children” of my own, and I choose not to have some people over — and some choose not to come on their own — because they know how freely my cats are allowed to roam the house. They are exclusively indoor cats, so to confine them to one room, even if temporarily, is not right. Cats are family members, just as people are. Abby, what would you have told “Catfused” if he or she had a child that the neighbors didn'-t like? Keep the child in a separate room wifii food and water? '    • Be careful how you respond to cat lovers. Cat Lover in Georgia Dear Georgia Cat Lover: Since that letter appeared in my column, the fur hat been flying from cat lovers nationwide. Read on: Dear Abby: I would like to respond to the advice you gave “Catfused in Canada.” The reader asked what to do with her three declawed cats when her neighbor visited and asked her to remove the cats from the room. You told the hostess she should put her cats in another room with food and water. In my opinion, “Catfused” should leave the cats where they are. The neighbor should respect the fact that the cats live there, and the hostess should tell her the cats are free to roam as they pleased because it's their home. If the neighbor doesn't agree, she can call instead of dropping over. A Cat Lover in New Orleans Dear Cat Lover: I doubt that a few minutes in another room would traumatize "Catfused'sT pets. It’s common courtesy to make a guest comfortable in your home. Denying pets free run of the house occasionally for a short time is not, in my opinion, too great a sacrifice to make in the interest of hospitality. HwaM-Zatuna photo by Mchael Dams* Tommy Homondes thrown a frisbee with some viands at Hinmann Island Parti Wednesday evening. Tide weekend should give New Drauntslaars a brash when a Canadian front wig tower thwMgh    • j temperatures Into lbs ip* u J * I    f ____ 11 Ii GBRA OKs Lake Dunlap water transfer Move helps wean Bexar and Guadalupe from aquifer By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer SEGUIN — After months of looking at legal details and contract rough drafts, the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority board of directors gave the Canyon Regional Water Authority the green light to buy surface water from GBRA to supply Bexar and Guadalupe counties with surface water from Lake Dunlap. The GBRA board’s “yes” vote means CRWA will receive an additional 5,605 acre-feet of water per yew from GBRA. CRWA currently has a contract with GBRA for 1,740 acre-feet of water per year. The contract allows CRWA to increase its yield to 7,345 acre-feet per year. An acre-foot of water is approximately 325,000 gallons. CRWA would pipe the water from its surffcg ,vv$ter treatment «plant JU Lake Dunlap to northeast rninR v ' ’’ Bexar County. The additional surface water would allow CRWA to serve the Bexar Metropolitan Water District and the East Central Water Supply Corporation. In western Guadalupe County, the cities of Marion, Cibolo and the Green Valley Special Utility District would benefit from the added surface water. Currently all three entities depend or partly depend solely on the Edwards Aquifer for their drinking water. The Springs Hill Water Supply Corporation and the Green Valley Special Utility District are currently being served by CRWA. Portions of East Central Water Supply Corporation that lie in Guadalupe County are being served by CRWA as well. CRWA administrator David Davenport said he was glad to see the contract approved at the GBRA board meeting. “It is a step,” Davenport said. “We have taken a step forward.” He said the issue still awaiting resolution is permitting approval by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission. The CRWA deal is an interbasin transfer, because water rights will be transferred ter the San Antonio twilit* Ut in IL* I* i . Wv Lehi i~J *3 ti J Farm Aid concert moves to Illinois DALLAS (AP) — Citing lagging ticket sales and a lack of corporate support, organizers of Farm Aid '97 have moved the Oct. 4 fund-raising concert from Texas Stadium to a Chicago suburb. The event now is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. at the 30,000-seat New World Music Theatre in Tinley Park, 111., and end at ll p.m., organizers announced Wednesday. Tinley Park is 20 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. "What we do is just look at our costs vs. the sales of tickets. It just wasn’t there in Dallas," Harry Smith, program director for Boston-based Farm Aid, said Wednesday. "We don't have an explanation. We just know we didn’t get the support that we needed." Sources working with the event said only ft,OOO out of a possible 50,000 tickets had been sold as of Wednesday. Smith would not confirm the number, saying only that the advance sales “were much lower than we expected." In 1992, the last time Farm Aid was at Texas Stadium, 35,000 fans showed up. Since then, attendance has hovered between 35,000 and 50,000. Last year, about 40,000 attended the Farm Aid concert at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C. Two weeks ago, Willie Nelson and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones announced that this year’s concert to benefit family farmers would be at Texas Stadium in Irving, seven miles northwest of downtown Dallas. In a statement released Wednesday, Nelson said: "We understand that the Dallas market had hosted several all-day music festivals in the last few months, and the ticket support needed for Farm Aid just wasn’t there.” PUBLIC NOTICE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS Eastern Star sponsors fashion show The New Braunfels Chapter No. 771 Order of the Eastern Star will host a fashion show at 11:30 a m. Saturday at the Senior Citizens Center, 665 Landa St. The New Braunfels Rainbow Assembly for Girls No. 277 will assist in serving the spaghetti luncheon. There will be arts and crafts, Tupperware, Mary Kay and other tables available. Tickets are S6. Anyone interested in learning about Eastern Star should contact either Mary Taulbee at 606-1567 or Simone Lambdin at 606-6329, and for information on Rainbow for Girls, contact Lee Ellis at 606-0774. (Submitted by the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 771) Coming Soon! Look For Our Opening! 172 W. San Antonio, New Braunfels, 'TX 781301 (830) 620-Stem (7836) Soft Window Treatments & Silk Flowers Marcia L. Dean Ownmr - PROPOSITION NO. I ON THE BALLOT Senate Joint Resolution 36 proposes a co—mHo—I amendment to allow a person to hold the position of municipal judge in more than one municipality. The proposed amendment will appear on the ballot aa follows: The constitutional amendment to allow a person who holds the office of municipal court judge to hold at the same time more than one civil office for which the person receives compensation.’ PROPOSITION NO. 2 ON THE BALLOT Senate Joint Resolution 43 proposes a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to limit the maximum annual increase in homestead appraisals for each year ainee the most recent tax appraisal The amendment would also permit the legislature to allow the governing body of a school district to elect to apply the law providing for the transfer of the age-66-and-older school property tax freeze to the person's new homestead, if the move to the new residence homestead occurred before the law took effect. The proposed amendment will appear on the ballot as follows: The constitutional amendment to authorise the Legislature to limit increases in the appraised value of residence homesteads for ad valorem taxation and to permit a school district to calculate the school property tax freeze applicable to the residence homestead of an elderiy person or the surviving spouse of an elderiy person in accordance with the law authoriz ing the transfer of the school property tar freeze to a different homestead ne gardless qf whether that jaw was in affect at the time thy person, established the person's < PRO PO SI ON THE Senate Joint ResoliJMt46 Jftoposes a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to authorize counties, cities, towns, and other local taxing entities to grant exemptions or other forms of ad valorem tax relief on property on which approved water conservation initiatives have been implemented. The proposed amendment will appear on the bahoe as follows: The constitutional amendment to authorise the legislature to permit a taxing unit to grunt an exemption or other relief finns ad Hahira iii taxes on property on which a water conservation initiative has been implemented. 9 PROPOSITION NO. 4 ON THE BALLOT I limas Jntnl Br si iykm 104 proposes an River basin from the Guadalupe River basin. When the water righto go into Bexar County they will be transferred out of GBRA district, which will be a first for GBRA. It would be a 40-year short term contract. Parts of the Guadalupe County are in the San Antonio River basin. The cities of Marion and Cibolo are in the San Antonio River basin as well as the Green Valley Special Utility District and East Central Water Supply Corporation. Davenport said the contract will beneficial to both consumers in Bexar and Guadalupe counties by by reducing dependence on the Edwards Aquifer. New praunf els Schuetzen Verein Annual Prize Shoot & BBQ ILIC WILCOMB* FM 1863 I 1/2 mites from 46 Wast. For more info coll 609-41 IO or 625-0891 amendment to update the Texas Constitution by deleting duplicate numbering in its provisions and removing certain of its obsolete portions. The proposed amendment will appear on the ballot as follows: "The constitutional amendment eliminating duplicate numbering in and certain obsolete provisions of the Texas Constitution. 9 PROPOSITION NO. 5 ON THE BALLOT Senate Joint Resolution 19 proposes an amendment to allow the Supreme Court of Texas to hold sessions at any location in this state. Currently, the court is limited to holding sessions only at Austin, the seat of state government The proposed amendment will appear on the ballot as follows "The constitutional amendment authorizing the supreme court to sit to transact business at any location in this stale.m PROPOSITION NO. 6 ON THE BALLOT Senate Joint Resolution proposes a constitutional amendment to repeal the current provision which provides that the board (rf the Texas Growth Fund may not invest money in a business unless the business has disclosed to the board whether it has any direct financial investment in or with South Africa or Namibia. The proposed amendment will appear on the ballot as follows: "The constitutional amendment allowing the Texas growth fund to continue to invest in businesses without requiring those businesses to disclose investments in South Africa or Namibia.9 PROPOSITION NO. 7 ON THE BALLOT Senate Joint Resolution 17 proposes a constitutional amendment to create the Texas Water Development Fund II as a fund separate and distinct from the Texas Water Development Fund. The amendment would authorize the Texas Water Development Board to administer the fund and issue general obligation bonds for purposes of the fond under guidelines set forth kl the amendment. The amendment would also allow the Board to use loan repayments coming into the fond after the end of the fiscal year to make bond debt service payments, and would provide certain conditions for the (tow of fonds for repayment of Texas apicultural water conservation bonds. The proposed amendment will appear on the ballot aa follows: The constitutional amendment relating to the authorization to the Texas Watar Development Board to transfer existing bond authorizations for water supply, water quality, flood control, or state participation from one category of use to another category to maximise the use of existing funds and rotating to more efficient operation qf the bond programs." PROPOSITION NO. 8 ON THE BALLOT House Joint Resolution 31 proposes a constitutional amendment which would authorise home equity lending, in which a loan could be secured by a hen against the borrower’s homestead. The amendment would also establish several provisions providing for consumer protection in the home equity lending proc— The proposed amendment will appear on the ballot aa follows: ‘The amendment to the Texas Constitution expanding the types of hens for home equity loans that a lander, with the homeowner* consent, may place against a homestead 9 1 PROPOSITION NO. 9 ON THE BALLOT House Joint Resolution 96 proposes a constitutional amendment that would authorize the legislature to authorize a property tax of five cents for each HOO valuation in rural fire prevention districts which are located in Harris County. The constitution currently authorises a property tax of three cents for each HOO valuation in rural fire prevention districts regardless of what county they are in. The proposed amendment will appear on the ballot as follows: "The constitutional amendment to authorize the legislature to authorize an ad valorem tax rats in rural fire prevention districts located in Harris County of fixe cents on each HOO qf taxable value qf property.9 PROPOSITION NO. IO ON THE BALLOT Senate Joint Resolution 33 proposes a constitutional amendment to permanently dedicate monies from the Itaas Crime Victims’ Compensation Find (and its auxiliary fond) so that they are used only for assisting victims of crime sud not for any other purpose If an episode of mass violence occurred, however, money from the funds could be used to aorist victims of the mass violence if all other sources of authorized emergency assistance were depleted first The proposed amendment will appear on the ballot as follows: "The constitutional amendment designating the purposes fur which money in the compensation lo victims qf crime fund and the compensation to victims qf crime auxiliary fund may boused." PROPOSITION NO. II ON THE BALLOT House Joint Resolution fig proposes a constitutional amendment to prohibit the Legislature front authoriring additional ■tate debt payable from the general revenue fund if the resulting annual debt service (the    needed    each    year    to make payments) would exceed five par-cent of Ills —I gsnsral revenue avail able over the last three fiscal years, excluding revenues constitutionally dedicated for purposes ocher than payment of state debt The term ‘additional state debt* does not include bonds that although backed by the frill faith and credit of the state, are reasonably expected to be paid from revenue sources other than the general revenue fund. The proposed amendment will appear on the ballot as follows: TV constitutional amendment limiting the amount qf state debt payable from the general revenue fund.9 PROPOSITION NO. 12 ON THE BALLOT House Joint Resolution 56 proposes a constitutional amendment to provide that if the Texas Supreme Court does not act on a motion for a rehearing within 180 days of the motion's filing, the motion is denied. The proposed amendment will appear on the ballot aa follows: TV constitutional amendment to establish a deadline for supreme court action on a motion for rehearing." PROPOSITION NO. IS ON THE BALLOT House Joint Resolution 8 proposes a constitutional amendment to establish the Texas Tomorrow trust fund dedicated exclusively to the prepayment of tuition and fees for higher education. The amendment would guarantee that if there is not enough money during any fiscal year to pay the appropriate tuition and required fees, the needed money will be appropriated out of the first available money coming into the state treasury each fiscal year. The proposed amendment will appear on the ballot as follows: TV constitutional amendment to encourage persons to plan and ssvs for young Texans' college education, lo extend the fitll faith and credit qf des state to protect the Texas tomorrow fund qf the prepaid higher education tuition program, and to establish the Texas tomorrow fund as a constitutionally protected trust fund." PROPOSITION NO. 14 ON THE BALLOT House Joint Resolution 83 proposes a constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to set the official qualifications for constables The proposed amendment will appear on the ballot as follows: TV constitutional amendment to allow the legislature to prescribe the qualifications qf constables." Estes son las informes expianatorias sober las enmiendas prophesies a la cow-stitucidn que aparecerdn en la botsia el 4 de noviembre de 1907 Si usled no ha recibido ma copia de las informes en espanol, podrd obtener iota gratis par llama al 1/800*52/8683 o par sscribir al Sscretario de Estado, PO. Box 13060, Austin, Tkxas 78711. Published by Secretary of Stats Tony Garza ;

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