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Kerrville Daily Times (Newspaper) - May 25, 1990, Kerrville, Texas Home finder real estate guide inside today Latto 82 no 48 Friday May 25 1990 three Ingram Tom Moore Warrior baseball players have made first team Al District for District 27aa Story on Page 1b in Brief Congress Aims to Stop China Trade benefits Washington a members of Congress Are try ing to Stop president Bush from giving another year of Trade benefits to China whose Lead ers they called butchers and pirates Bush announced on thurs Day he would extend most favored nation Trade status to China for an additional year despite the administrations unhappiness with Beijing human rights policies following the june 1989 massacre of pro democracy demonstrators at Tiana men Square Noriegas counsel says they were betrayed Miami a Manuel Noriegas defense lawyers say ing they were betrayed by the attorneys office in a botched Deal to pay their fees have threatened to reveal the details of the Cias secret pay ments to their client a prosecution sponsored proposal to have the govern ment pay the lawyers As much As an hour fell apart thursday when a Federal judge said he could find no Legal basis for the arrange rent opponents had called it a Legal slush fund for Noriega Clements drug Battle takes cooperation Austin a the key to winning the War against illegal drugs is close cooperation among All Law enforcement agencies gov Bill Clements says this is an adversary that does not respect the physical Borders of our nation or the moral bound Aries of Clement said Index Ann Bible verse before the mountains were brought Forth or Ever thou Hadst formed the Earth and the world even from everlasting ing thou Art psalm warm weather Page 2 thursdays High 88 overnight Low 68 no rainfall Kerry Iii Texas 20 pages 25 cents legislature struggles with funding Bill Austin a Texas scan Lars arc scheduled to take up a Hal cent sales lax increase today to help pay for the Legislatures school finance Reform Bill which lawmakers Are try ing to enact Over gov Bill Clements veto but Clements a Republican who also opposes the tax increase said he is con Vinced the Democrat controlled legislature will not be Able to override his veto the Senate voted wednesday to reject Cle ments veto of the school finance Reform Bill speaker Gib Lewis said the House will try next week to follow suit we already have More than enough House members committed to sustain my Clements said thursday it boils thursday the House approved increasing the sales tax to 6vt cents on the Dol Lar in a measure identical to one Clements vetoed in a previous special session on school finance Down to we can have a better school finance Bill if we will reject the one we legislative leaders have said their Bill while not perfect is the Best they can pass to meet a Texas supreme court order to make More Money available to a Cir schools the House approved increasing the sales a to ft112 cents on the Dollar thursday with a 45l vote largely along party lines the measure is identical to one Clements pc tied in a previous special session on school finance the sales tax increase would take Al led Only if the school finance Reform Bill is enacted Over Clements objections and if lawmakers can override a second promised veto of the tax Bill the million it would raise is needed to allow us to pay for the education that hopefully we will decide is necessary for the children of said rep James Hury d Gale Caslon chairman of the tax writing House ways and Means committee another Bill would trim Money from other slate programs to help pay for the package which would add s555 million next school year to the billion year school finance system school funding comes from state Aid As Well As property taxes and Federal Money if the lawmakers Reform plan is enacted without the new state funding state Money could be shifted from wealthier to poorer school districts this special session third on school finance ends May 31 the Day before a june i court deadline for Reform off to the races parimutuel betting opens this weekend in Gillespie county from staff a reports Fredericksburg used to be folks Here in Gillespie county would gather near the Fairground grandstands and discreetly bet on the horses by dropping quarters into a Jar but Quarter bets will be out when the states Only operating Pari Muruel horse track opens for Busi Ness Here memorial Day weekend theres been horse racing in Fredericksburg for 100 or so years Back in 1881 word has it residents would gather near a 600yard Sandy stretch to watch the horses race but gambling want allowed tracks in Bandera Trinity Mca Dows and Goliad Are scheduled to continued on Page 2a horses took to the track in a practice run last saturday races go on the line during memorial Day weekend Competition fair oilers family discount admission exhibitors concessions ready for opening by Michael Bowlin times staff writer kerrv1lle final touches Are being made to the grounds of Schr cinch College where the 1990 edition of the Texas states arts and crafts fair begins saturday tents that will House the More than 200 exhibitors Are in place and the Concession Booths arc fully stocked now All we have to have is the said Audie Hamilton executive director of the fair towards the 21st Century is the theme of this years fair which will be held this saturday and sunday and june 23 were excited about this our 19th Hamilton said to support the futuristic theme which include a tribute to Nasa Hamilton said fair goers this year will be treated to a visually exciting laser show involving some of the artists exhibiting at the 1990 event As Well As a realistic simulated rocket launch the laser show and rocket launch which Are free to fair ticket holders will Lake place in a specially constructed air conditioned Black tent every hour on the hour beginning about 11 and of course there will be plenty of the states finest arts and crafts on Hamilton said the exhibits Range from exquisite painting and sculpture to wooden toys and handmade clothing to complement the exhibits a music reigns at quiet Valley Hancock opens Folk festivals 19th year More fair festival stories on Page 5a Milton will offer some of the Best fair food anywhere among Ilic popular favourites re Luming this year arc the delectable old time funnel cakes manned by san Antonio resident Wilma Swadley and her staff we will also have the famed Turkey drumsticks made by ranch House meat co from Menard and Bernhards lockers delicious Hamilton said admission to the 1990 arts and crafts fair is aimed at attracting More families this year a new family ticket admitting two adults and up to three children can be purchased for at the Gale or in a Sav Ings Hamilton explained single Day tickets Are for adults and for children 612 years old Multi Day passes Are also Avail Able with a discount for groups of 10 or More tickets purchased in and Vance Hamilton said fair hours Are 10 to 7 on saturdays and 10 m to 6 on sundays persons wishing to Park on the fair grounds should enter from main Street those walking through the Gates can do so from Travis Street and Broadway or Park Street a Milton said by Mcglohon or times staff writer quiet Valley ranch a Strong turnout at thursdays opening night of the Kerr Villa Folk festival has promoter Rod Ken Nedy hoping for a second record year for the 19yearold Hill country tradition its like we never left Kennedy said backstage As the first night of performances began for the three week singin it just feels great the Weathers perfect and the crowds warm and after a string of years featuring rained out festivals and poor at Tendance a string that landed the festival in bankruptcy court Clear skies and a renewed interest in Folk music led to record crowds last year Kennedy said thursdays open ing has him hoping 1990 will make that growth a trend a final ticket count was not available thursday night but workers were estimating the crowd at 800 to last years opening night crowd was estimated at Kennedy said ticket sales for the weekend concerts the traditional big draw at the festival that sometimes sees crowds of to Are ahead of last year already Booth Surprise thais extremely encourage Kennedy said Hes also encouraged by the turnout of festival volunteers we have the largest opening staff in the history of the Kennedy said explaining that 200 workers attended the thursday staff meeting almost doubling the of the ranch work Force festival workers said they Are hoping rain wont Dampen the renewed enthusiasm for what should Butch Hancock Headliner More accurately be called the Kerrville songwriters festival the National weather service office in san Antonio is predicting Clear skies warm Days and Cool nights through monday the per forming thursday included Peren Nial favourites Butch Hancock and Bobby Bridger As Well As local resident and longtime Kerr Crl continued on Page 2a West Kerr residents support fire District plan county commissioners will consider August referendum on taxing proposal by Eric Zarate times staff writer concerns Over a possible drop in private contributions plus an increased bureaucracy highlighted Tami Days Public hear ing on plans for the creation of Kerr county Lisl lire District the Public hearing convened at the shirt of thursdays special ses Sion of commissioners court the proposed lire District is to he in the Ingram area and would be designated the Ken count Rural fire Protection District no i the area includes Homes within a to Square mile Boundary All the to7 Telephone Exchange is included in the planned District As Well As pan of the Exchange Ami three Homes Al the East Ern Edge of the my Exchange the District extends from the Kerrville Ngram City limit West to Bumblebee Creek North to uie end of goal Creek Kail and South to in clude Bear Creek Road Ciaber Road and Bear Paw ranch Instate Omar Crabb District supporter the lire District proposal Calls Lor a lax increase of 3 cents per sum assessed valuation on properly within the District i lie increase would generate approximately annually promo acts say alter thursdays hearing com missioners agreed to place the fire District proposal on the May 31 meeting Agenda at mat Lime com missioners will decide on whether to put the plan up for a vote at an aug 11 election if voters approve the District a 5person Board would contract with a fire department for coverage fire District spokesman Omar Crabb said that Board is to be appointed by county commissioners Crabb added the Lull commissioners court and ii attended ilk most spoke in of the plan but Charlie Filer a resident of Greenwood Forest questioned the Neil Lor additional Enli iks and the Likely drop in private donations Crabb acknowledged Oliai Umin buttons dwindle Al the sure time he Nurial the would Pun Kle a dependable a hike of funding in taxes would come in guaranteed Crabb said the Ingram Volunteer i he in Panine it is a Likely candidate to gel a fire coverage contract it currently operates on a budget with coming lion Kerr county and coming com ingrain and donations provide the remaining that departments got an operating budget of with a lot of sick Crabb noted i lie can be used As a Slop Gap precinct 4 commissioner busier Baldwin whose Aiea includes the lire District said lie expels the item will be approved Tor election also at thursdays commission ers session a second Appeal by the county intension office for Parent ing program funding died when tailed to make a motion Edwin Hill an instructor with uie course was seeking the same amount the county had contributed Lasi year

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