New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 19, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Johnny Gonzales (left) and Tracy Garcia take a brief rest to soak up Monday's bright sunshine from their seat in a Missouri-Kansas Texas railroad car while
Staff photo bv John Sentar
waiting for the next load of flour to come by on a conveyor belt. The railroad car was parked next to
the flour mill.
Highs today and Wednesday will be in the upper 80s. with a low tonight in the upper 50s. This morning s low was 56. and yesterday’s high was 86Lake level
Canyon Lake stood at 905.33 this morning. compared to vesterdav’s level of 905.40Texas
An upper-level disturbance moving across North Texas brought scattered showers and thundershowers early today along the Red River, while fog shrouded the coastal plains
A travelers advisory was issued for Galveston and (Clambers counties, where visibilities were near zero at times Skies were mostly clear elsew here in the state
A cold front which backed south-westward into the state to near a Houston-Austin-Amarillo line reversed course and became a warm front. Winds were generally light southeasterly in eastern portions and southwesterly at IO to lo mph in West Texas.
Readings were in the 50s and 60s across the state with the exception of the upper 40s in the Texas Panhandle.
Scattered showers and thundershowers should continue through the day. with morning cloudiness and some fog rn South Texas. Otherwise, fair skies and continued warm weather were expected through Wednesday.
North Texas: Scattered showers,
thundershowers east ending this af-ternooon. Otherwise mostly fair. no significant change in temperature through Wednesday. Highs today. Wednesday low 70s northeast to low to mid 80s southwest. I -ow s mid 40s to low 50s
South Texas: .Morning cloudiness, brief fog southeast becoming partly cloudy afternoon. Warm. highs 80s to nud 90s south. Partly cloudy, nuld tonight. Lows in the 60s to mid 50s southeast Partly cloudy Wednesday with highs in the 80s except a few 90s south.
West Texas Fair, continued warm through Wednesday Highs today mid 70s Panhandle to upper 80s southeast to upper 90s Big Bend valleys Lous lower 40s
House bills worry appraisal directors
By OYANNE FRY Staff writer
Three pages of legislative synopsis left directors of the Comal County Appraisal District shaking their heads Monday night.
“You need a full-time employee just to keep up with what's going on in Austin,“ someone told Chief Appraiser Glenn Bracks.
An overwhelming number of tax bills — some routine, some possibly beneficial and some cause for genuine alarm on the part of Bracks' staff — have been considered by the Texas Legislature this session. Few have been acted on — and the new ones are still coming.
“Some of (these bills) are going to require an awful lot of work here, and a lot of extra expense.” Bracks told the board of directors. Pat Fox. one of his appraisers, was of the opinion that if any of those legislators had ever worked in an appraisal office, they’d never come up with some of these ideas.
The bill that got the most attention from directors was House Bill 1624, which requires that anyone applying for Open Space Land valuation must be making more than 50 percent of his gross income in agriculture.
“It’s going to go back to fair market value again? said board chairman I>eroy Goodson. with a note of despair.
That over-50-percent rale applied to all agricultural tax breaks until the 1961 legislature came up with Open Space Land valuation. This, like agricultural valuation, allows a farmer or rancher to pay tax on the land’s productive value, rather than fair market value. It carries a stiffer rollback tax if the land is sold for other than agricultural use, but a farmer can qualify even in bad years, when his income doesn’t amount to much.
Many borderline agriculturists switched to OSL valuation in 1982, amidst much confusion in Bracks’ office. Now, the legislature proposes to change the rules again.
“That'll have a hard time passing,” said director Charles Lewis.
“I don’t think it would have as hard a time passing as you think,” said Goodson, who just happens to own some open-space land.
Comal County Tax Assessor Gloria Clennan said she supports tax breaks for agriculture, but she thought the OSL valuation had been somewhat abused. That provision, along with the optional 40 percent homestead exemption, lost the county $200,000 in potential revenue this year, she said. The Commissioners Court had to raise the tax rate to 19 cents — much more than the three percent allowed without a public hearing — to cover the difference.Edwards protectionState official seeks help from county
Panhandle to upper 50s extreme south. Highs Wednesday mid 70s Panhandle to mid 80s south to mid 90s Big Bend valleys.The Nation
Ught rain and snow spread across the Mid-Atlantic region today, with snow scattered over inland areas from North Carolina to New York and record low temperatures in the Carolinas.
Winter storms warnings were in effect along the northern Atlantic Coast states. amid forecasts for possibly heavy snow.
By early today, about 3 inches of snow had fallen at Newport News, Va., and 4 inches at Hampton. Va..
Six to 8 inches of snow, a record for so late in the year, fell Monday in southwestern Virginia, making roads hazardous and dropping branches across power lines
Record cold was recorded overnight at Charlotte. N.C., and Columbia. S.C.. when temperatures dropped into the low 30s. On Monday, new record lows were set in 34 cities from Duluth. Minn , to Miami.
•Tt’s February in April," said one forecaster. Paul Murphy, in Norfolk, Va.
In the West, showers spread through the Pacific Coast into the Great Basin area of Utah and Nevada. Over the Mississippi Valley and the Plains, skies were clear.
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
Commissioners and the Texas Department of Water Resources will be working together more closely to protect the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone from contamination.
Mrs. Liska Mercer came before the court Monday, asking commissioners to coordinate their plat approvals for development of land in Comal County with TDWR s regulations for land over the recharge zone. “We would like you to help us make the developer aware he's over the zone, and should get our approval to develop before any major site work is started.” the TDWR representative said
The request pertains to land within the limits of the recharge zone only, Mrs. Mercer said. "Our primary concern is the geology of the site. Gearing for soil-testing or survey work is okay, but blasting is something we like to know about before and not after the fact.’
To date, the TDWR has not denied a "complete application." Mercer said. because we work with the developer. Before an application is turned down. we give him the opportunity to comply, dealing with necessary changes or more needed information.
"Our regulations are not to prohibit development.
but to minimize pollution of the Edwards Aquifer. We’re not as concerned about the individual rancher who wants to do a little soil conservation work, for example."
On the average, it lakes two to three weeks to get TDWR approval from the Permits Division rn Austin. On-site inspections are made, looking for caves or sinkholes, large fractures in rock, drainage patterns across the property. Mrs Mercer said.
“So your word of advice to the court is...?’’ County Judge Fred Clark asked “I wanted to acquaint the commissioners with our regulations and concerns, and hoped you would incorporate certain aspects into your regulations," Mrs. Mercer said Included rn two plat approvals Monday were letters of approval from the TWDR. Preliminary plats were granted to The Summit subdivision off River Road, just north of Jacobs Creek, and Rolling Oaks subdivision.
In other action, comimssioners authorized County Auditor H Bate Bond to seek bids on copying machine leases and-or purchases for the County Sanitarian Department and the County Extension Office. The court will also receive bids on new and used air compressors and accessories for the County Unit Road Department.
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Calendar of Events
County Growth Committee 7 pm Tuesday, Commissioners Courtroom. County Courthouse Planning and Zoning Commission 7:30 p m Tuesday, City Hall council chambers.
Comal ISD Board 7:30 pm Tuesday, Comal Elementary
New Braunfels USD Board 7 30 pm Tuesday. New Braunfels High School Iabrary
Bracken Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary
6.30 p.m. Tuesday, social; 7:30 pm, style show, at
the fire department. FM 2252.
New Braunfels Art League 7 p m. Tuesday, Civic
TOPS 7 p.rn Tuesday, laurel Plaza Recreation Room, 300 laurel Lane. More information, 625-88601
Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary : 7:30 p m
Tuesday, Eagles Hall.
Four Seasons Garden Club: IO a m. Wednesday,
luanda Park Park tour, conducted by Kathy Thieleman. Bring a picnic lunch. Prospective members are w elcome.
Rotary Club noon Wednesday. Eagles Hall.
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Services were held Monday afternoon at the Charlie Morales Funeral Home for infant Hope Sanchez who died Sunday, April 17 at McKenna Memorial Hospital. Burial followed at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery with Rev. Samuel Campos officiating Sanchez, formerly of 119 Rodriquez Street in New Braunfels, was born March I, 1983 in New Braunfels to Daniel and Sandra inee Young) Sanchez. The six and one-half week old infant was affiliated with Iglesia Santa Pentecostes Jerusalem church
The baby is survived by her parents; a sister, Monica Usa Sanchez of New Braunfels; a brother. Darnel Sanchez Jr., of New Braunfels; a grandmother, Mrs. Martina Young of New Braunfels; and grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs Joaquin Sanchez of New Braunfels.
Lillie Rose Becker
Services are pending at Doep-penschmidt Funeral Home for Ullie Rose Becker, formerly of 2405 Highway 81. The 86-year-old woman died Monday, April 18 at Taft Hospital in Taft, Texas
Ethel "Jo" Cline
Graveside services were set for Twee day at 2 p.m. at San Jose Burial Park in San Antonio for Mrs Ethel “Jo” Cline. Rev. Harold Zirkel of New Braunfels was to officiate. Cline.
formerly of 540 S Guenther Street, died Sunday April 17 at McKenna Memorial Hospital She was 75 years old. Born March 14, 1908 in Sinton, Texas lo Issac and Mammie Foster, Cline married Alfred Cline in San Antonio on March 28.1936 The former housewife had lived in New Braunfels for eight years.
She is survived by her husband and a sister, Jesse Foster of New Braunfels Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association
Oval Owen Shower
Graveside services were held Tuesday at IO a rn. at Comal Cemetery for Oval Owen Shower. 80. who died Friday, April 15 at San Antonio Community Hospital l*oiiis Dawkins of New Braunfels officiated at the services. Shower, formerly of 300 Laurel l^ine. Apt. 402 in New Braunfels, was bom Feb. 6, 1903 in Pawnee County, Neb..to David Edward and Udia (nee Early) Shower. On June I, 1956 in Washington he married Essie Lee Cromer. A resident of the city for seven years. Shower, a retired barber supply salesman, was affiliated with the Assembly of God church.
He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Inez Boettner of New Braunfels, Lucille Doherty of Bremerton, Wash , and Laura Wontor of Missoula, Mont.; three brothers, Ralph Shower of Los Angeles, Calif., Earl Shower of Walla Walla, Wash., and Carl Shower of Messa. Ariz
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CONSOLIDATED REPORT OF CONDITION
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Tte Guaranty State Bank of New Braunfels
ZIP CODE 78130
FEDERAL RESERVE D‘ST NO
Close of business date
March 31, 1983
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Obligations o' other u S Government agencies ana corporations Obligations of States ana political subdivisions ie the United States ah othe* securities
Federal funds sold ana securities pgrcnasea under agreements to resell 6 T;ta cans i ncluding overdrafts totaling S 2M .From Schedule a item Bi
9 Lease ' n*ncmg receivables
Bank premises furniture ana fixtures ana other assets represent,ng bank premises t Peat estate owned other than bank premises
2 Letters of credit ana customers liability on accepiances outstanding
3 Au other assets
a TOTAL ASSETS isum of items I thru 13t
15 Demand deposits of individuals partnerships and corporations t6 Time and savings deposits of individual partnerships and corporations IT Deposits o* United States Government
’6 Deposits of States and political subdivisions rn the United States a Deposits of me Start o* Ta*** t9 Du* to banxs
20 am other deposes
21 Certified and officers checks
22 Total Deposits (Sum of items 15 thru 2ti _
a Tote* demand deposits b Total time and savings deposits
23 Feoe-a! lunos purchased and securities sold under agreements to repurchase
24 interest bear ng demand notes issued to the U S Treasury ann other liabilities 'or borrowed money
25 Mortgage indebtedness tor which the bank is directly liable
26 Unearned discount on loans
27 Letters of credit and acceptances outstanding
28 Ait other liabilities
29 TOTAL LIABILITIES (excluding subordinated notes and debentures! (sum ct items 22 thru 281
30 Subordinated notes and debentures 3t Allowance tor possible loan and investment losses
32 Common stock (No of Shares outstanding 2QQ*QQQ I
33 Certified surplus
34 Undivided profits
35 Uncertified surplus reserve for contingencies and other capita) reserves
36 TOTAL EQUITY CAPITAL (Sum of items 32 thru 35)
37 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY CAPITAL (Sum of items 29 30 31 and 36i
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DATE SIGNED , April 12, 1983
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