New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 21, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
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to see tax decrease
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Comal River............219 cfs (up 8)
J-# - Canyon inflow..........140 cfs (up 2)
Canyon outflow ........241 cfs (same)
Watch Edwards Aquifer 623.77 (down .08)
Canyon Lake level .... 908.52 (down .04)
A&M's Jackie Sherrill
scouting in town
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New Braunfels. Texas
Vol. 94-No. 165
August 21,1985 25 Cents
36 Pages — 3 Sections
Meats, ve marinated, See Page 1B
Tax plan may be problem
WASHINGTON (AP) - Texas could see a migration from its cities to its suburbs, cuts in local government services of as much as $310 million and a drop in local bond ratings if the federal deduction for state and local taxes is eliminated, according to a group that is against the Reagan administration proposal.
"The repercussions of this multibillion-dollar change in federal taxation will be felt across the country, in high and low tax states, and in every city. county and school district.” said the report, commissioned by the Coalition Against Double Taxation, a group of government, business and labor officials
Under a Reagan administration proposal to simples the federal tax code, some deductions would be eliminated, but the overall tax rate w ould be reduced
Elimination of the state and local tax deduction might appear a benefit to a low-tax state like Texas because it could draw businesses and wealth) individuals awa) from high-lax states
But an economic study commissioned b> a group of government, business and labor officials contends the disadvantages nu* weigh the benefits
The average Texan who itemized and took the state and k>cal tax deduction saved $404 in 1982, according to the report
The report >aid 42 4 percent of Texans itemize deductions, and estimated that 99 percent of itemizing taxpayers take the state and local tax deductions
See TAX, Page IZA
Tubing the Comal
Members of the Rivers Oversight Committee donned swimsuits and grabbed their tubes Tuesday for a tube tour down the Comal River. Members of the Rivers Advisory Board, from
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left, Melvin Nolte Jr., Dr. Stanley Woodward and Cheryl Pillar start down the river for the tour
Murder trial jury out
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
A nine-man, three-woman jury began deliberations this morning to decide the fate of Ramon Amaro on trial for the April 19 murder of Jesus Hernandez.
In closing arguments this morning. District Attorney Bill Schroeder said he felt like ‘ execution” was more appropriate a word than “murder” to describe the case against Amaro.
"Taking someone out to a country road and emptying a 357 Magnum into their back, that s execution,” he concluded.
Hernandez’ body was found on April 20 about 15 feet from the edge of
Wegner Road by a fisherman. He had been shot six tunes in the back.
Travis County Medical Examiner Dr. Roberto Bayardo testified Tuesday that all six wounds were fatal in nature, and the bullets used were not ordinary projectiles Schroeder called the bullets that entered Hernandez’ body “projectiles of total destruction. As soon as they enter the body, they begin to peel from the outer core downward, destroying everything in its way.
“Six of those (projectiles) went into that body. Think about the mind, tow sinister a person must be to stand there and pull the trigger,” Schroeder said.
See MURDER. Page 12A
State begins beach cleanup
NBISD trustees name new elementary
By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer
New Braunfels ISD's new elemental) has a name. But tile board w itll only six members decided to table appointing a District 5 trustee
New Braunfels Memorial Primary School bas been chosen as the name for the new elementary on County lane Road The school is expected to open after Christmas
The decision was discussed in executive session along with two personnel items
We asked the administration and they told us it could be discussed in executive session,” board president Bob Self said today "I had questions myself on it, but we were following their advice.” he added ”1 had the same question of discussing the trustee position But for the school I felt like we should not embarrass the families of people
whose names were .suggested, most of w hom w ere deceased ”
Self said they did have two petitions with 300 signatures each) for the naming of the elementary “Memorial ”
Trustee Aguinaldo "Mayo” /amora made the motion After the meeting, he said the name commemorates all deceased educators who had served New Braunfels ISO and students who died before completing their education or in the
service of their country.
Appointing a replacement for the trustee position vacated when Margy
See NBISD. Page IZA
CORPUS CHRISTI (AP I - A state agency today began cleaning gooey oil from Mustang and Padre Island beaches that has chased some tourists away from the popular vacation spots.
The Texas Department of Water Resources decided late Tuesday to mobilize a clean-up crew after efforts to get the U.S. Coast Guard to clean up the oil failed. Nueces County Commissioner J.P Lube said
Meanwhile, the amount of oil washing up on beaches has decreased. Luby said. Most of the oil came ashore Sunday and some on Monday, with little additional oil arriving Tuesday, he said
Officials said they have been unable to determine the source of the .a!
The cleanup today focused on a one-mile area of beach extending from the Port Aransas jetties south — beaches that are frequently used and have the most oil damage, Luby said.
Clean-up crews, using a motor
grader, a front-end loader and four dump trucks and bulldozers provided die state highway department.
See BEACH, Page 12A
Today s Weather
The forecast for today is sunny and
hot Temperatures could reach IOO again and drop to the mid-70s overnight.
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Clarissa Garcia, student teacher for the Community Council of South Central Texas I Can' program, consults with Manana
Maldonado, another teacher, and student Jordon Ladshaw. The program ends with graduation today. See story Page 2A
CISD eyes SVHS site
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
Comal ISD will start looking for water on a 60.5-acre tract of land at the intersection of Highway 46 and Smithson Valley Road next week. If the well digger finds an adequate supply of water, the land will be purchased as the "perfect” site for the new Smithson Valley Highschool.
CISD Superintendent Bill Brown said the proposed site was “the best one we’ve looked at. If we can hit water, it’ll be outstanding. It’s a good location for transportation and growth. All I can say is ifs perfect.”
At their Tuesday night meeting, trustees approved the land option agreement and gave the go-ahead to drill for water. Harvey Pape, CISD director of transportation, said drilling would begin sometime next week.
“The Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative and a game ranch nearby both have good wells,” Pape said. “So we don’t foresee a problem.”
Board President Leroy Goodson said lie was 99 percent sure the site was where the new SVHS would be built. The campus will set back from the Smithson Valley Road-46 intersection, and take up 54 of the 60.5 acres. The rest of the acreage will be devoted to a half-circle road connecting 46 and Smithson Valley Road in front of the campus.
"This site is just across 46 from Whispering Hills subdivision, and
it’s about two or three miles from the present Smithson Valley High School,” Pape said.
"It’s my understanding they looked at this same site when they built Smithson Valley, but couldn’t buy it at that time," Brown said.
If an adequate supply of water is found and the district can secure a clear title to the land.
Goodson said the purchase price w ill be $5,000 per acre.
In other action, the board denied two student transfers, but waived tuition for eight others. Brown recommended the two be denied because their present school systems could offer better service than CISD. The other
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Proposed SVHS building site