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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 14, 2007, New Braunfels, Texas Page January FORUM CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Public event takes place Monday OLene Stone He is recognized nationally as one of the top experts on Besides practicing immigration Shiv ers has been a member of the American Immi gration Lawyers Association since and was inducted into the San Antonio Womens Hall of Fame in The National League of Women Voters decided to make immigration its next issue for a twoyear and the Comal league called the Monday forum to help kick off this The League of Women Vot ers is a non profit political organization that encourages informed and active participa tion by Lamar Smith WAGE CONTINUED FROM Page 1A per hour not a livable some say still making the same amount of So you have to make your paycheck stretch who has been working at the restaurant for three now makes an But when she began working at Bamboo Asian she was making the restaurants starting hourly wage of Adams said the per hour allows her to pay bills and but it would be extremely difficult to support herself making When I started I was living at home and I didnt have many said But if I made that and lived on my I dont think it would be You would have to work 12 hour seven days a week to make it Audrey store supervisor at The Paper Fac tory in New Braunfels for the past nine makes an hour but also has a sec ond job to make ends Its hard it is definitely not easy to live Palomi no Its a lot of Ramen noodles and value Palomino also works as parttime employee at Easy Spirit Company She has worked there for three years and currently makes per But even with the two monthly expenses such as gas and health insurance do not leave Palomino with much remaining at the end of the Raising the minimum wage would help it would definitely make daytoday expenses she I start out at an hour so Im doing but I am still strug People who are making an hour and living on their Id have it really Jenifer manager of The Paper said the store starts employees at an That has increased in the past year from the stores previous starting pay of I do not know how any one can live off an Theres no Rivas But I think that is quite a jump to go from to Thats Although Rivas said she believes the minimum wage should be she said it could be a challenge for many She also said the proposed threestep gradual increase would make Newspaper of the Year HERALDZEITUNG I do not know how anyone can live off and Theres no Jenifer Rivas employee at The Paper Factory the transition much easier for small businesses like The Paper Tiffany owner of Gruene Outfitters said the decision to raise the min imum wage wont make a dif ference to her It does not really affect us because we typically start our employees at an Fluitt We do not have a lot of employees so the employees we do hire have a lot of Fluitt said she believes employee pay should be determined by the level of responsibilities This is not a standatthe cash register type of job there is a ton to Fluitt I think it all depends on the employees If it takes a little bit of skill and I think they deserve to be paid LESSONS AGES 10ADULT LEAHN HOW TO PftIN J CLASSES START JAN 16 Downtown New CASADt LINDA ART STUDIO 8306245302 reat recipe of the The HeraldZeitung is compiling recipes from its readers and running a couple each Wednesday on the Life Once we have compiled enough well publish them all in a cookbook with a distinct New Braunfels area flavor A Taste of the Hill country Right now were looking for desserts dishes that you and your family have enjoyed for years or just recently discovered your fondness send your a photo of your self and a brief description of what makes the recipe special to you to email@example.com. Please put RECIPES in the subject line of the HERALDZEITUNG Newspaper of the Year Corporations foot bill for most of Perrys million ceremony AUSTIN AP Energy provider TXU and a Houston construction firm with a state contract to help build toll roads across Texas are among the companies paying most of the million tab for Rick Perrys inau gural celebration this Corporations will under write million of Tuesdays festivities around the where Perry and David Dewhurst will be sworn The inauguration kicks off a daylong party featuring a barbecue and a glit tery blacktie Companies say the political contributions are part of doing business in the while critics argue that the dona tions help corporations and their executive get access and special Dallasbased TXU is a donor for the celebra which comes about 14 months after Perry issued an executive order to fasttrack the permitting process for new coalfired power Floridabased AshBritt also a is a debrisremoval company that has sought government con tracts following hurricanes and ice storms that hit Kathy a spokeswoman for said private donors help save tax dollars and make the inaugural more These are individuals and corporations who choose to be a part of a historical event and help plan a celebration that involves Texans all across the she Thousands are expected to attend the swearing in at the Under state cor porations are prohibited from contributing to political candi dates but may pay for inau gural The list of the corporate donors was obtained by The Dallas Morning News through the inaugural is the biggest con tributor ExxonMobil andTime Warner were the nextlargest with each giving Houstonbased Dannen baum which has a state contract as part of Per rys toll road is a Its the party the corporate lobby cant afford to said Craig McDonald of Texans for Public a nonprofit group that tracks campaign One Day One Place Is All You Need To Look Feel Great you on Catch a movie while getting a haircut Enjoy food beverages during haircut massage margaritas Get a Microdermabrasion that leaves your face smooth refreshed Get BOTOX to remove wrinkles Get Medical grade skin care to heal skin problems Get Goldwell color that lasts 107 longer Receive free samples while they last Come in for a massage or any cosmetic treatment PERRY HOMES Perry Homes features two area communities Mill Creek Crossing and The Heights at Oak Run MILL CREEK CROSSING Conveniently located off Highway 46 in Mill Creek Crossing offers an easy commute to New San Antonio and ASK ABOUT PRECONSTRUCTION PRICING From the S250s From From 110 Fast exit Highway 46 and turn The community will be two miles ahead on the From 135 exit 46 East and the community will be on the left in approximately eight 830 303 0557 THE HEIGHTS AT OAK RUN Tucked away from the city hustle and bustle with beautiful Hill Country From the From From 135 exit west on Loop 337 Rueckle From the exit west on Highway 46 Braunfels Fxit and travel onehalf Turn right on Oak Run to the main entrance of The Heights of Oak 830 606 1680 plans and availability are subject to change without
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