New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 8, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
Friday, August 8, 2003 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 3A
Dan Mathis, age 56, of New Braunfels, passed away, Wednesday, August 6, 2003, at McKenna Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Mathis was born March 3,1947 to Daniel Jord Mathis and Artie Puddy Mathis in Houston, Texas. Mr. Mathis was a graduate of the University of Houston earning a B.A. and M.A. He was also a Board Member of Eden Home, former participant of the New Braunfels Barber Shop Chorus and an employee of the New Braunfels Scooter Store. Some of his favorite past-time hobbies included cooking and playing folk music on his acoustic guitar.
He is survived by his loving
wife, Joanne L. Mathis of New Braunfels, Texas; son, Dylan R. Mathis of Clearlake, Texas; daughter, Kendrid Rodriguez and husband Arturo of Kyle, Texas; granddaughter; Gabriela Rodriguez; mother Artie Mathis of New Braunfels, Texas; father-in-law, Raymond Ludwig of New Braunfels, Texas; and numerous cousins.
A memorial service will be held IO a.m., Saturday, August 9, 2003, at the Peace Lutheran Church with Reverend Gary I^ange officiating. There will be no visitation at the Funeral Home. Memorial Contributions may be given to Peace Lutheran Church.
Group ‘werks ’ on unemployment plan
From Staff Reports
New Braunfels Werks — a group of local officials and media representatives — met Thursday to continue work on a plan to address local employment issues.
Mayor Adam Cork, the Texas Workforce Center, the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Inc.,
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung and KGNB/KNBT Radio New Braunfels discussed ways to package information to help the local workforce take advantage of employment and educational opportunities.
Although the New Braun-
fels Werks team has not determined how this information will be.disseminated, the group hopes to kick off the campaign before the end of the year.
The idea started when Cork approached the local Texas Workforce Commission office earlier this year to try to understand the city’s unemployment problem. Cork, the TWC and the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Inc. teamed up to study the number of factors involved in the city’s economic situation and how to pool resources to address them.
The appointed judge would assume office Jan. I. If he wants to keep the job, he will have to stand election to a full term next year.
Scheel said several of the eight applicants said they would run regardless of who Is selected.
The selection committee includes Scheel, Commissioner Jan Kennady, the county’s district judges and County-Court-at-Law Judge Brenda Chapman.
More than a month ago, the county sought applications for the position from local attorneys. The attorney selected must be prepared to close down his private law practice — with no assurance he would continue in the judge
ship after the election.
The recommendation process had to be carefully tailored because several committee members are sitting judges.
Scheel said their opinions are important because they understand the job require ments — hut t he code of ethics for judges restricts what they can say publicly.
Kennady will participate in the interviews today.
“I really just want to hear what they feel they’ll bring to the table. I want to know about their team spirit,” Kennady said. “Then, I’m interested to know if they’re appointed, or even if they’re not appointed, whether they intend to nm for the position."
1977, when it started to accept female priests and made changes to the Book of Common Prayer.
Most of St. Joseph’s 35 members came out of the Episcopal Church, Griffin said.
“This is a sad day for Episcopalians. We have been praying for them for the last few weeks in church because we know the pain they are going through,” Griffin said. “We have immediate seating in the Continuing Anglican Church with a prayer book that they will probably still love and a worship services at which they will feel quite at home. I would not encourage them to stay (with the Episcopal Church). I think they’re involved in theological insanity."
The fundamental problem in the Episcopal Church, Griffin and Thebeau said, has been a weakening of theological values.
“It has always been my contention that the Episcopal Church House of Bishops has a death wish,” Griffin said.
Sunday, St. John’s 600 parishioners will meet to discuss the issue.
Thebeau said he was worried the decision might displace the Episcopal church from the rest of the Anglican Communion.
“It’s become more important to be nice than to speak to truth in love. This is an issue of morals,” which is clear in Scripture, he said.
throughout history, we are making our stand," Sen. Leticia Van de Butte, of San Antonio, chairwoman of the Senate Democratic Caucus, said in New Mexico.
Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, said in Albuquerque, N.M., Thursday Democrats are challenging Perry’s authority to call the special session on redistricting because the Tfexas Constitution limits the governor’s powers to call a special session only when there are extraordinary occasions.
Dewhurst said at a news conference that Attorney General Greg Abbott, on behalf of Perry and Dewhurst, had filed a “writ of mandamus” asking the court to determine that the absent senators are acting contrary to their duties under the Tfexas Constitution. The filing seeks an order that the senators return to Austin.
Dewhurst said he expects a court decision “promptly,” per-
haps early next week.
As for the lawsuit filed by the Democrats, Dewhurst said he will file a counterclaim Friday morning.
Shortly before Perry called his second special session last
week on redistricting, the ll Senate Democrats fled the Capitol to bust a quorum.
Their absence has brought the Senate to a standstill because without them the chamber does not have
enough members to take up business.
Associated Press writers Kelley Shannon in Austin and Natalie Gott in Albuquerque contributed to this report.
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“We’re under a very intense high-pressure ridge centered across the southwestern United States,” Brundrett said.
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2003 Property Tax Rate*
In Comal County and Comal FM/FLC
This notice concerns 2003 property tax rates for Comal County and Comal FM/FLC. It presents information about three tax rates. Last year's tax rate is the actual rate the taxing unit used to determine property taxes last year This year's effective tax rate would impose the same total taxes as last year if you compare properties taxed in both years This year's rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate the taxing unit can set before taxpayers can suit tax rollback procedures In each case these rates are found by dividing the toul amount of taxes by the tax base (the tout value of Uxablc property) with adjustments as required by state law The rates are given per $100 of property value.
$ 12,794,974 $ 1,429,110 $ 14,224,084 S 4,927,967,018 0.288640/JKX)
0.315795/SIOO 0.325268 /J I OO
Farm to Market/ Flood Control Fund
S 2,201,875 $0 ’ ,
$ 2,201,875 S 4,882,206,208 0.045100 /$I00
$ 2,172,079 $ 5,095,159,325 0.042630 /SKX)
Last year's tax rate:
Last year's operating axes Last yeat's debt taxes Last year's toUl axes Last year's tax base Last year's tout tax rate This year’s effective tax rate:
Last year's adjusted axes (after subtracting axes on lost property)
+ This year's adjusted tax base (after subtracting value of new property)
» This year’s effective tax rate for each hind Total effective ax rate
x 1.03 * maximum rate unless unit publishes notices and holds hearing This year's rollback tax rate:
Last year's adjusted operating axes (after subtracting axes on lost property and adjusting for any transferred function, ax increment financing, sate criminal justice mandate, and/or enhanced indigent
health care expenditures)
♦ This year's adjusted ax base $ 5,140,005,824
- This year's effective operating rate x I 08 ■ this year's maximum operating rate
♦ This year's debt rate
■ This year's rollback rate for 0.367730 /S100 each fund
This year's foal rollback rate 0.413770 /SI OO
- Sales tax adjustment rate 0 065624 /JKX)
- Rollback tax rate 0.348146 /JKX)
Statement of Increase/Decrease
lf Comal County and Comal FM/FLC adopts a 2003 ax nile equal to the effective un rate of$0 315795 per $100 of value, axes would increase compared to 2002 axes byi $587,892
.Schedule A: General Fund Unencumbered Fund Balance*
The following estimated balances will be left in the unit’s property tax accounts at the end of the fiscal year These balances are not encumbered by a corresponding debt obligation
Type of Property Tax Fund Balance
General Fund $1,500,000
Farm lo Market and Uteral Road Fund $4,880,000
1 Schedule B: General Fund 2003 Debt Service
llw unit pUts to pay the following amounts for long-term debt* that are secured by property Uses These amounts will be paid from property tax revenues (or additional
sales tax revenues, ii applicable).
Principal or Interest to be
Paid from Other
l ases to be Paid
0.314743 /S100 0 339922 /$I00
$ 5,095,159,325 0042630/$ 100
0 046040 /$I00
0000000/$ I OO 0046040 /$I00
Description of Debt
Contract Payment to be Paid from Property Taxes
Obligation-1 998A Certificate
Obligation-1 998 Tax
Notes-Senes 2002 Tax Notes-Senes 2003
Total Required for 2003 Debt Service
• Amount (if any) paid from funds listed in Schedule A - Amount (lf any) paid from other resources
• Excess collections last year
* Toul to be paid from Uxes in 2003
♦ Amount added in anticipation that the unit will collect only IOO 00% of its Uxes in 2003
* Toul Debt Levy
Schedule A: Farm to Market/Flood Control Fund Unencumbered Fund Balances
lite following estimated balances will be left in the unit’s property tax account* al the end of the fiscal year Ruse balances are not encumbered by a corresponding debt obligation
Type of Property Tax Fund
Ba la oce
Schedule B: Farm to Market/Flood Control Fund 2003 Debt Service
The unit plain to pay the following amounts for long-term debts that are secured by property Uses These amounts will be paid from property tax revenues (or additional sales Ux revenues, if applicable)
Interest to be Fold from Other Property Amounts Fetal
Tole* to be Paid Payment
Priacipal or ( ontract Payment Description u be Paid from
of Debt Property Taxes
Total Required for Debt Service
• Amount (if any) paid from funds listed in Schedule A
• Amount (ifany) paid from other resources
• Excess collections last year
- Toul to be paid from taxes in 2003
• Amount added in anticipation that the unit will collect only 100.00% of its taxes in 2003
- Toul Debt Levy
Schedule C: Expected Revenue from Additional Soles I ax
In calculating its effective and rollback tax rates, the unit estimated that it will receive $3,539,517 in additional sales and use tax revalues The county has excluded any amount that is or will be distributed for economic development grams from this amount of expected sales tax revenue
Schedule F: Enhanced Indigent Henith Care Expeoditaree
The Comal County and Comal FM/FLC spent $4,13J from January 1,2002 to December 31, 2002 on enhanced indigent health care ai the increaaed minimum eligibility atandaida, leaa the amount of aute assistance For the current tax year, the amount of increase above last year's enhanced indigent health care expenditures is SI, 135
This notice contain* a summary of actual effective and rollback tax rates' calculation*. You can inspect a copy of the full calculations at 205 N Seguin Ave New Braunfels Texas 78130
Name of person preparing this notice Shaman Krause Title Comal County Tax Asoeooor-CoI lector Dote Prepared July 28,2003