New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 20, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
Members of Comal County Child Welfare Board met with friends and fund raisers at a luncheon Wednesday. Here, board chairman Barry Allison, left, talks with Sandi Estes,
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finance chairman of the Child Welfare Board; and Rusty Brockman, Jimmy Castillo and Libby Guenzel, members of Estes' fund raising team.
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Grand jury indicts ll
The Comal County grand jury handed down the following indictments Wednesday in the 22nd State District Court.
— Daniel Compos Correa and Paula Correa Register, two counts each of burglary of non-habitation in the Nov. 14 burglaries of buildings owned by James Rose and Carl Miller, located in IOO block of G rue ne Road. Both have been arrested.
— James T. Johnson, three counts of misapplication of fiduciary funds belonging to River Gardens Ltd., monies from guardian of trust funds used in the care of institutionalized patients. Has not been arrested.
— Richard Sherk, passing a check without sufficient funds for 13,250, to Kerry Richardson for rental property on Oct. 31,1986. Not arrested.
— James Fite, two counts of misapplication of fiduciary funds, $250 or more on Nov. 7, 1984, and $200 or more on May 7, 1985, belonging to
Allstate Insurance Co. Not arrested.
— Ricardo Urias, introduction of controlled substance, marijuana, into county jail on Dec ll, 1986. Arrested same day.
— Benito Munoz, burglary of nonhabitation in the Dec 14, 1986, burglary of Acapulco Bar located at 1614 W. San Antonio St. Arrested same day.
— Ernest Nollis LaVette, burglary of non-habitation in the Dec. 18, 1986, burglary of TG&Y store located at 159 Interstate 35 W. Arrested same day.
— Jesse Gonzalez Jr., and Enebilio Garcia, burglary of non-habitation in Dec. 18, 1986. burglary of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 47 Bridge. Both arrested same day.
— Glen Alan McElroy, burglary of non-habitation in Nov. 20, 1986, burglary of Natrual Bridge Wildlife Ranch located at FM 3009 and Caverns Road. Arrested same day.
National FFA Week to be recognized
Bentsen, Baker set for Conference
U.S. Treasury Secretary James Baker and U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen will be the featured speakers at the 21st Texas Legislative Conference to be held in New Braunfels March 26 and 27. according to advisory committee chairman Tom Loeffler
Former Congressman Loeffler preciously announced that Baker has been selected as Texan of the Year and will receive the award at the 7: kl
p m reception on March 26 at the New Braunfels Civic Center
At 9:30 a rn on March 27. Baker will open the 21st Texas legislative Conference with a major address and Sen Bentsen will be the featured speaker at the noon luncheon, Loef fler said
From 10:15 to noon several speakers will cover three critical issues — state budget problems, tort
reform and economic development According to arrangements com mittee chairman. Dr Charles Berger. Sen Ike Hams of Dallas, chairman of the senate economic development committee and Rep Stan Schlueter of Killeen chairman of the house ways and means com mittee are confirmed speakers Berger said confirmation is pending on four more speakers
The Conference and annual Texan
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of the Year Reception is cosponsored by the Texas Chamber of Commerce and the New Braunfels Chamber
The annual event attracts community and state leaders from throughout Texas For additional information on the program and registration fees, contact the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce at I 8UO-455 2323
More than 430,000 Future Farmers of America members will promote FFA, high school agriculture and the food and fiber industry during National FFA Week, which begins Saturday and runs through Feb. 28.
FFA members in 8,000 chapters across the country, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands will organize events and activities to creat awareness of and support for high school agriculture and the FFA.
FFA activities and programs will be promoted by FFA members and through public service announcements on the local, state and national levels This year's theme is “FFA — Leaders for the New Fields of Agriculture." with emphasis on “Excellence Made in the FFA.”
High school agriculture classes stress hands-on practice in many diverse areas of agriculture, and FFA activities provide leadership development, communications training and award incentives for these young people.
Kevin Eblen. national FFA president from Creston. Iowa. said FFA Week is the chance for members and communities to recognize the achievements and activities available through FFA and high school agriculture “We’re proud of this commitment to young people and agriculture. As FFA members, and students in agriculture classes, we are receiving the business, science and leadership
A New Braunfels woman, Josephine Theresa Harr, 36, lost control of her company van Thursday afternoon along a rain slickened Purgatory Road just north of its in tersection with FM 306. Harr, an employee of Heart Of Texas Distributing Co., was taken by private vehicle to a nearby feed store where EMS personnel were summoned. Harr was admitted to McKenna Memorial
Hospital where she is reported to be in good condition following surgical repair for facial injuries she sustained in the mishap. Depart ment of Public Safety troopers at the scene theorized the woman was motoring too fast when she was unable to negotiate a sharp curve, sliding off the road and travelling some SO yards before crashing into a tree.
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his campaifpv Castillo said he hopes people will feel free to call him and talk to him about their concerns in the community “You have to be open and honest ’’ he said "That’s why I wanted to run now. to be an at-large representative so I can hear from all the people and base my decisions for the whole city My interest is for the people as a whole.'' he said.
Among Castillo s concerns are the rising crime rate, the possibility that some city services may be contracted out, taxes revenues and promotion of growth and tourism “This is not a good time for council with all the budget cuts, but this is where I can draw on my business background to help the city," Castillo said
“lam very alarmed with the crime rate increasing while the police budget decreases Maybe that is a result of the budget decrease You see it in the newspaper everyday. Neighborhood watch programs help, but you need uniformed policeman. too,” Castillo said Castillo also said he is concerned about the Memorial-County Line fire substation not being in operation yet and with council’s decision last year, during budget amendments, to delete its funding of the school crossing guard program “Our priorities need to be looked
Court asked to end school trial
3TIN (AP) — State District i Harley Clark was asked today id the long, complex court »nge to the way state funds are Puled to Texas public schools ie plaintiffs have shown no i for this case to continue, ’ said I Thompson, legal counsel for exas Education Agency, in ask*
. summary judgment for the
i initial phase of efforts to ga the current method of state >1 financing ended Thursday a non-jury trial began Jan. 20 07 school districts contending istribution of Mate school funds, (undated by the 1984 school m act, discriminates against wealth districts.
Fe say that money makes the dittos.” said flick Gray, an Austin
attorney representing some of the poor districts said in opening arguments “If a school has more money, It can do a better job of teaching "
“In my opinion, property-poor districts have great difficulty in providing a quality education, ’' testified Dr Richard Hooker of the University of Houston, a school finance expert who spent several days on the stand as a plaintiffs’ witness.
Craig Foster, a finance expert from Equity Center, testified that his studies showed “taxpayers pay more dollars In poor districts but the students have substantially less spent on them than In rich districts.” The state is supported in Its defense of the finance system set up by House BUI 72 by a total of 48 school districts, many of them in property-
rich areas of Dallas and Houston.
“A heck of a lot more money could be spent if local taxes were raised to maximize the use of the state dollars they get," argued Kevin O'Hanlon, assistant state attorney general.
“The state has evidence that no additional dollars will buy you a better education." said Jim Turner, Austin attorney representing some of the wealthy districts
Evidence was presented by the state showing that Edgewood school district in San Antonio, one of the original poor districts bringing the suit, spends $3,600 per student an nuaUy with a local tax rate of 56.5 cents per $100 property valuation. Dallas, with a tax rate of 53.9 cents, spends 83,545 per student. Houston, with a local tax of 68 cents, spends $3,589 per student.
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skills we need to prepare for the diverse and challenging careers in agriculture." Eblen said Each year. FFA Week is held during the week of George Washington’s birthday to recognize his leadership and commitment to American agriculture. The National FFA Center is located on part of the old Washington estate near Alexandria, Va
at. I don't know if there has been mismanagement and I'd hate to say that without being privy to all the information," said Castillo.
Saying he doesn't Uke taxes. Castillo said he would favor increasing ad valorem rates as a last alternative after looking at all the other avenues of increasing the city’s operating revenues.
He said much study needs to be done before the city decides to transfer monies from the utilities or make private certain city operations such as golf course and sanitation management.
“There is something wrong if somebody can come in and run those operations cheaper than we can. There needs to be more investigation along those lines before making those decisions." he said Castillo also said the city, dependent heavily on tourism as a source of income, should do more to promote tourism He also said the user fee system, where users of certain city owned facilities subsidize operating and maintainance costs through certain fees, is a good system “U's a good principle Other areas besides the parks should start looking at that system." he said.
In summary, Castillo said. “I hope people understand that I am going to work for the betterment of the community and that I will be responsive to the whole town "
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education system stem from problems in the home “The educators are still being blamed because little Johnny can't read, but a lot of the problem stems from a lack of love in the family and you can’t legislate love. ’’ he said.
Zaffirini said she worries about the availability of drugs and alcohol in schools and advocates stiffer penalties for drug dealers The senator said it s time to talk about solutions to the state's declining economic development “Let’s not just talk about the problem, everyone can talk about the problem. Let s talk about solutions. “ she said.
Zaffirini supports the creationg of a school of international trade in Laredo “It would be an avenue between the United States and the Latin American countries We could talk about expanding our trade between the countries, especially finding new markets for Texas agricultural products."
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