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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 8, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas IEST AVAILABLE COPT NEW BRAUNFELS FRIDAY June 2001 24 pages in 2 sections MMH 24 pages in 2 scctu HERALDZEITUNG 179 Serving New Braunfels and Gomal County since 1852 50 cents The checks in the mail Internal Revenue Service paying money back to taxpayers BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Money it is coming to a mailbox near cour tesy of the Internal Revenue The IRS is set to give six million Texans billion dollars in advance payments later this sum mer under a new tax law passed by Congress and signed into law Thursday by President Bush signs tax cut into Answers to questions about The Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 directs the Treasury Department to send checks to most income taxpayers this giving them an advance payment of a 2001 tax The law is part of a 10 trillion tax Taxpayers will learn by midJuly how much they will IRS spokesman Ted Reis The agency will send a letter describing the check amount and the week it will be The agency also will send letters to gible the advance Dont call were going to inform Reis Individuals who had a federal income tax liabili ty for 2000 and who could not be claimed as a depen dent on someone elses tax return are eligible for a 2001 advance payment this A liability is if your tax was greater than the amount of nonrefundable such as the child tax education cred its or child care Those who did not have an income tax as well as nonresident aliens and those who could be CHRIS Judy Rorer consults with her tax agent Ken Archibald Thursday at Block on Landa Congress passed a trillion tax cut that could change the taxes some people pay in the Coming Soon Checks will be mailed by a according last two digits of your Security number from mid July through mid 23 30 6 13 20 27 3 10 17 24 claimed as are not eligible for the Single taxpayers who paid taxes for 2000 could receive up to Heads of households could get up to and married cou CHRIS Ron McCrory talks with a customer Thursday at Block and holds a which tax firms received in the mail this highlighting the tax cut plan recently approved by The booklet answers some ques tions about the plan until a more official book is sent pies could receive up to The actual payment works out to 5 percent of a persons taxable income shown on the 2000 See Smithson Valley Rangers fall to the Fort Worth Western Hills April crime statistics show drop in vehicle burglaries City official Yeartodate figures a mixed bag BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer New Braunfels crime sta tistics for April show a 7 per cent reduction in crime and a nearly 60 percent dive in vehicle But the city took a heavy hit in crime early in and for the first quarter of the are sort of a mixed a city official Don assistant to the city manager and a Safe City Commission called the April figures for the city very When you look at the month of the crime rate is down 7 Most note worthy is a 28 percent decrease in Fer guson Especially promising about the April figures is that April is usually a kind of kickoff month for the summer sea son in terms of vehicle bur More folks are in town for recreation and more locals are out and Unfortunately in this day and the days of being able to leave your car parked on the corner with the win dow rolled down and go in and say hello to someone are Its but you can no longer do Ferguson This 21 vehicle bur glaries were reported in compared to 51 in April This cle burglary total was the lowest it has been since Thats very encouraging especially after the fast start we had this Fer guson I think one of the things people need to realize is the prune of motor vehicle burglary is one of the most preventable crimes Roll up your win lock your take your keys and keep valuables out of plain In the year to Fergu son said the city has not fared quite as although he cautioned against draw ing a hasty conclusion that crime is on an The best yeartodate figures to compute with are the annual See Elderly man dies in twovehicle wreck CHRIS Bobby of died in this twovehicle wreck Thursday afternoon on FarmtoMarket Road BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer A 73yearold McQueeney man died Thursday afternoon in a headon colli sion on FarmtoMarket Road Officials at the Department of Public Safety office in San Antonio identified the deceased man as Bobby Investigators said the accident occurred at when a north bound pickup driven by Christopher of New crossed the center line and struck a southbound Mercedes driven by Jimmy of who was a passenger in the was killed instantly in the Blenda Seitz was near the scene just south of the New Braunfels city limits when the accident Seitz was in her car at FM 725 on Lakeside waiting to turn toward New when Medina drove she I was stopped at the stop I saw him coming and let him pass Seitz I looked back south and then looked up the I dont know what He came across the I dont know if he was trying to avoid them or All I could see was Seitz parked her vehicle and ran to the two she was In the she things were much The wasnt breathing and had no she His head was all the way his eyes were his pupils were fixed and she The who had suf fered major chest injuries from the steering was she He was trying to get out of the Seitz See Subdivision committee seeking help from specialist BYAMYCURKSON Staff Writer The volunteer committee examining New Braunfels subdivision ordinances now needs the helpbf a committee chairman Mike Nprria told the planning com mission at Tuesday nights The commission approved the committees dfttion to ask councj tp a Weve come a long and weve done a lot of Norris But were to the point now where we need some help bringing it all together and putting same thing in Norris told the commission that the group was unsure of what kind of expert would help that possibly a group experts would be the best because the subdivi ordinance covers so many different What we discovered when we started the process is that all the ordinances tie in he The sub division ordinance is con nected to to drainage to Its all connect So its an enormous The subdivision ordinance committee grew an ad hpe group desjgnei by coun cil member Robert Kendrick to look into creating an ordi nance to limit the amount of impervious cover in the After discussing that the group realized that it must change the citys sub division limiting impervious cover does really positive Kendrick It reduces flooding it helps the recharge zone for the Edwards Its a good And changing the subdivision ordinance to allow enough flexibility to develop ent ideas came out of that single The subdivision ordinance committee has been meeting for asking profes sionals from different areas including the Texas Nat ural Resource Conservation the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority and a group of professional engi See INSIDE Key Code 76
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