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Brownsville Daily Herald (Newspaper) - August 1, 1994, Brownsville, Texas Page 18a a thursday. Sept. 1,1994 a the Brownsville Herald Democrat attacks his Republican foe Austin a the democratic candidate for Texas agriculture con missioner says a scandal of watered Down milk is brewing in East Texas and blamed his Republican opponent incumbent Rick Perry for cutting Back on inspections. Perry s spokesmen denied the allegation wednesday and said the state Agency does t even have authority to inspect milk. The Texas department of agriculture could Likely Bave headed off these greedy people before they Ever started tampering with our milk Supply if or. Peny had t eliminated so Many consumer programs Quot Marvin Gregory of Sulphur Springs said. Gregory said the Federal milk Market administrator s Oil ice in Dallas is investigating allegations of a heading to auction Block everything you Furnita Joref or Lance on Sale of i. I savings sell starts sunday noon bin mule inde Pendzi so my of Ulrici ,994 he nth Ltan Ion of air uni id to visit thu a Lux Licay <s�f2�z�m�z7�x 1 5 00-7 00 we 1102 a y\aadi5,on come Cir Anju a a this Tau of this ask Audi can cd to ii i to foot it Ihunt to of Tain a Obj a Iconis. Chip Brown associated press writer Austin a longhorn cattle grazing on the Range Are As much a part of Texas As cowboys Oil and the Alamo. So when the Texas Parks and wildlife department said it was going to remove 200 longhorn steer from a mountainous state Park in West Texas residents of Presidio county which houses the Park kicked up More fuss than an angry Bronco. Quot it s a kick in the Teeth that just hurts Quot said Dan Bodine Presidio county Justice of the peace. Quot cattle used to be a driving Force in this state and it s our heritage out Parks and wildlife officials say they can t afford to run the Park and take care of the cattle too. John Ferguson president of the Presidio chamber of Commerce got his organization to pass a Resolution in july condemning the move and the City Council in the town of 3,072 people followed suit. Bodine describes Presidio As a proud but Quot poor Little town Quot in need of tourism to help keep the town s Economy alive. A Herd of longhorns is taken Bodine said when the state bought the big Bend ranch in 1988, officials implied they would work with the county to construct a tourist attraction that modelled a working ranch and featured the cattle. Quot the implied Promise was that sooner or later we would have some tourist dollars generated Back into the town and that we would be More than re a file a to a Field in a Remote area of South Texas in Presidio county paid for the income we lost when the state bought the land Quot Bodine said. Quot we have been waiting and waiting and the longhorns Are a Symbol of something we could use to develop tourism. Now they Are being taken in May the Parks and wildlife commission voted to auction the cattle off through a catalogue beginning in september. The cows Are direct descend i of longhorns from the Wichita mountains National wildlife Refuge where remnants of the Breed were taken in the 1920 to save it from extinction. Mickey Burleson a member the nine person commission to voted unanimously to remove the cattle said Cost was the d Cirive attempt to Trace strange Call Granite okla. Apr authorities tried to determine wednesday where a Deputy Warden s wife allegedly taken hostage by a convicted murderer was when she called her Mother to say she was All right and would be Home soon. Corrections department spokesman Jerry Massie said officials Hope tracing the Call Bobbi Parker made tuesday night will help them in their search for mrs. Parker and inmate Randolph dial. There had been no sightings of either mrs. Parker or dial. Officials at the Oklahoma state reformatory noticed dial missing about 11 . Tuesday. Mrs. Parker 32, failed to return Home from a shopping trip to Altus that began about noon. Her minivan is missing. Reformatory spokesman Josh Mccurdy said wednesday the Only Contact has been a Telephone Call mrs. Parker made to her Mother in Northern Kansas about 8 . Tuesday to ask that her children be told she was All right and would be Home soon. Mccurdy said the Mother tried to get More information but mrs. Parker started crying and the connection was broken. Quot we be had no sightings at All Quot said Mccurdy. Quot we be notified everybody possible including authorities in the Deputy Warden s residence is on the grounds of the reformatory where dial was a minimum Security inmate. Dial 49, was sentenced to life in prison after he entered a Surprise guilty plea in 1986 to the 1981 slaying of broken Arrow karate instructor Kelly Dean Hogan. The slaying went without a suspect for years until dial went to Las vegas police with information about the Case. Dial told police he was paid $5,000 to kill Hogan in what authorities described As Quot a dope at one time. Dial was let out of jail who wearing a body microphone in an attempt to gather evidence against other suspects but District attorney David Moss said at the time he did t have enough to charge anyone else in the slaying. Dial was moved to the medium Security portion of the reformatory on May 21, 19i he was moved again to the minimum Sci Rity trusty Section six months ago. Before he went to prison dial was a w known artist in Tulsa and Las vegas. He was involved in a Campaign to raise $65,c for a Louisiana girl s liver transplant and led a 1973 petition drive to recall preside Richard Nixon. In prison he continued to build a rept Tion As a sculptor. In 1991, he finished a life sized statue Mary Magdalene that was featured in a state Capitol prison Art of Texas professional educators membership growth tape is. A Sta 74,000 71,000 68,000 65,000 62,000 59,000 56,000 53,000 50,000 47,000 44,000 41.000 38,000 35.00a Nman m in puh mad the i pm. Sta membership trend tape member air growth 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 i9m 1991 1992 1993 1994 source 1993-94 National Educa Uoo asocial too handbook any questions see your Brownsville tape representative today.1-800-777-Atpe 505 e. Huntland drive suite 250 Austin Texas 78752-3792 notice of Public hearing on tax increase Cameron county will hold a Public hearing on a proposal to increase total tax revenues from properties on the tax Roll in 1994 by 5.427 percent Over the effective tax rate As published on August 15, 1994. Your individual taxes May increase at a greater or lesser rate or even decrease depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of All other property. The Public hearing will be held on september 9, 1995 at 1 30 . In the commissioner s courtroom administrative building 4th floor 964 e. Harrison Brownsville Texas. For the proposal county judge commissioner pet. 1 commissioner pet. 2 commissioner pet. 3 commissioner pet. 4 Antonio 0. Garza Lucino Rosenbaumjr. Carlos h. Casco spa James Matz Natividad Quot Tivie Quot Valencia against the proposal none present and not voting none absent none the foregoing vote is to hold a Public hearing on the proposed tax rate and to publish notice Only. It does not represent the adoption of a higher tax rate. The following table compares taxes on an average Home in Cameron county last year to taxes proposed on an average Home this year. Again your individual taxes May be higher to lower depending on the taxable value of your Home. Average Home value Homestead exemption average taxable value tax rate per $100/valuation assessed tax last year $31,425 -0 $31,425 .310707 $97.64 this year $32,951 -0 $32,951 .320483 proposed $105.61 proposed under this proposal taxes on the average Home would increase by $7.97 or 8.16 percent compared to last year s taxes. Comparing the tax rate without adjusting for changes in property values the taxes would increase by $3.07 or 3.15 percent. Effective tax rate plus 3% plus project Road map debt tax of $.007377. Criminal Justice mandate for counties the Cameron county auditor certifies that Cameron county has spent $2,272,248 in the previous 12 months beginning october 1, 1993, for the maintenance and operations Cost of keeping inmates sentenced to the Texas department of criminal Justice. Alex Perez county sheriff has provided information on these costs minus the state revenues for reimbursement of such costs 9/1/94

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