New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 22, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zf/fung, New Braunfels, Texas
Friday, February 22, 1991
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Texas area forecasts
WEST TEXAS - Fair through Saturday with warm afternoons. Lows tonight mostly 30s except lower 40s lower Pecos valley and Big Bend. Highs Saturday mid 60s Panhandle to mid 70s Permian Basin and Concho Valley to near 80 Big Bend.
NORTH TEXAS - A slight chance of showers southeast tonight, otherwise partly cloudy. Lows tonight from 38 to 42. Partly cloudy and warm Saturday. Highs from 64 to70.
SOUTH TEXAS - Fair to partly cloudy through Saturday. Warmer temperatures. Lows tonight in the 40s to the 50s south. Highs Saturday mostly in the 70s.
PORT ARTHUR TO PORT O’CONNOR - Tonight northwest wind IO to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet. Saturday north wind IO to 15 knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
PORT O’CONNOR TO BROWNSVILLE - Tonight north wind IO to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Saturday northeast wind near IO knots. Seas 2 to 4 feet.
SOUTH TEXAS — Hill Country and South Central: Increasing clouds and mild Sunday with a slight chance of showers or thunderstorms. Highs in the 70s. Lows near 50. Cloudy and cooler Monday with a chance of rain. Highs in the 60s. Lows in the 40s. Decreasing clouds and cool Tuesday with rain ending. Highs in the 50s to near 60. Lows in the 30s Hill Country; 40s south central Texas. Coastal Bend: Partly cloudy and mild Sunday. Highs in the 70s. Lows in the 50s to near 60. Cloudy and cooler Monday with a chance of rain. Highs in the 60s. Lows in the 40s to near 50. Decreasing clouds and cool Tuesday with rain ending. Highs near 60. Lows in the 40s. Lower Rio Grande Valley and Plains: Partly cloudy and mild
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908.44 (down .05)
Sunday. Highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s. Lows in the 60s. Mostly cloudy and cooler Monday with a chance of rain. Highs in the 70s. Lows in the 50s to near 60. Decreasing cloudiness and cooler Tuesday with rain ending. Highs in the 60s to near 70. Lows in the 40s inland to the 50s coast. Southeast and Upper Texas Coast: Increasing clouds and mild Sunday with a chance of showers or thunderstorms. Highs in the 70s. Lows in the 50s inland to near 60 coast. Cloudy and cooler Monday with a chance of rain. Highs in the 60s. Lows in the 40s inland to near 50 coast. Decreasing clouds and cool Tuesday with rain ending. Highs in the 50s to near 60. Lows in the 40s.
NORTH TEXAS — Generally: Warm and cloudy Sunday with a chance of rain or thunderstorms. Continued cloudy Monday but cooler with a chance of rain or thunderstorms eastern sections.
WEST TEXAS — Texas Panhandle: Turning colder Sunday. Cold Sunday night and Monday with a slight chance of snow. Fair and cold Tuesday. Highs mid 50s Sunday and in the mid 40s Monday and Tuesday.
Showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue across southeastern portions of North Texas tonight while the rest of the state gets a head start on clearing skies.
Forecasts are calling for partly cloudy skies over North Texas and for fair skies over the rest of the state on Saturday. Temperatures will be warmer around the state Saturday.
Lows tonight will be in the 30s and 40s in North Texas and West Texas and in the 40s and 50s in South Texas.
Highs Saturday will be in the 60s and 70s except in the Big Bend area of Southwest Texas where readings will climb to or slightly above the 80-degree mark.
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“People think insurance companies (collect) vast quantities of cash” which is not true, Koegle said.
The financial responsibilities of an insurance company are so great that they are lucky to make a I percent to 3 percent profit each year, he said.
John Hildreth, director of the Consumers' Union regional office, said the bill was "the best opportunity in decades for consumers to get equal treatment in the insurance regulatory process.”
Rick Gentry, regional vice president of the Insurance Information Institute, said, ‘‘If it reduces policyholder and industry expenses, makes it tough on fraudulent operators while restoring public confidence, then it’s a giant step in the right direction.
‘‘On the other hand, if it’s punitive in nature to the vast majority of companies — the (mes who obey the law and pay their taxes and have invested heavily in the future of this state — then consumers and companies will both suffer,” Gentry said.
Richards contended that some Texans spend as much as 20 percent of their incomes on insurance. ‘‘They spend more on insurance than anything but food and housing,” she said.
Gentry disputed that estimate, saying, ‘‘A recent nationwide study ... found that the combined premiums for all types of insurance — life, health, auto, disability, renters and homeowners — account for 5.2 percent of a household’s budget.
"Households spend less on insurance in general than they do for transportation, clothing, retirement, housing or food,” he said.
Included among the legislation’s many provisions were proposals to:
— Require prompt payment of claims, with insurance companies required to add on interest if they aren’t timely.
Legislators awaiting vote on lottery
By STEPHANI! FERGUSON
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A lottery for Texas meant different things for different people and lute lawmakers representing Comal County say they just want to give voters the chance to (peak their peace.
“I don't have a great feeling one way or me other," said Rep. Edmund Kuempel (R-Seguin). "I probably wouldn't buy a lottery ticket. The odds of winning are not too good, but to let the people vote — I don't have any problem with that."
Kuempel, who represents District 46 making up Comal, Guadalupe and Kendall counties, said he believes a majority of the people living in his district support the lottery.
Gov. Aim Richards la urging law-
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“That’s when everybody started talking (about the aquifer because) they didn't know that they were taking it for granted," she said.
The springs stayed dry until 1957, when 48.3 inches of rain fell.
As a result of the drought, legislators created the EUWD in 1959 to educate the public and preserve the aquifer.
Although the board has educated the public, several problems surround the preservation of the aquifer because of number of people who use it.
“The population since the 1950s has more than doubled and it would only take half the duration (of time) to dry up Comal Springs," Albach said.
Water preservation is difficult because of the number of users drawing water from the Aquifer.
The Edwards Aquifer serves San Antonio, New Braunfels, San Marcos, Hondo, Uvalde and other cities in addition to providing water for agricultural, commercial, municipal, residential and recreational purposes.
“If we could take one user out we wouldn’t be in the problem we’re in," he said.
People ask board members “who are you to say we can't take a long shower or who are you to say the endangered species aren’t worth anything? (It seems like) no one is willing to give," he said.
— Give policyholders 45 days notice of intentions to cancel or raise premiums.
— Require policies to be written in plain language.
— Provide a rating system for insurers and a toll-free hotline where consumers could obtain rate comparisons.
— Repeal insurers’ limited exemptions from antitrust laws.
— Provide for independent collection of the information used to determine rates, rather than relying on industry data.
— Prohibit state insurance regulators and top State Board of Insurance employees from quitting and immediately taking jobs with insurance companies by requiring a one- to two-year waiting period.
— Requiring a company to offer all insurance lines in Texas that they sell in other states. "Insurance companies no longer will be able to take their line and go home to Hartford, or wherever it is, if they don’t like the rules, rates or regulations of a particular line of insurance,” Richards said.
— Provide felony criminal penalties for fraud.
— Require independent audits of all insurers, and raise the capital and surplus requirements for all companies.
— Give insurance companies more flexibility in setting their rates above or below a state benchmark level.
' ‘The old days of the insurance business are over,” said Rep. Eddie Cavazos, D-Corpus Christi.
Ntw Braunfels HeraldZeitung matt writer Kathryn Schooner contr iboicd to (hi* report.
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Reinter said good effective police work by Sheriffs Office Detective Richard Alvarez, Sgt. David Ort and Danny Ybarra of the district attorney’s office assited in clearing the case so quickly. San Antonio Police Department also assisted in the investigation.
“If it hadn't been for all these people this wouldn’t have gone off as well as it did," Reinter said. wallet on the roadside with no money in it," Reinter said. “So what that lead us to believe is either there was ... a murder for robbery ... there was an allegation that it was a situation where he just aided and abetted a suicide.
“Because this guy ... was popped right in the back of the head there is no doubt in our mind that this was indeed a murder and the fact that the money was gone could have been murder for remuneration," he said.
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the lottery bill proposed by Rep. Ron Wilson (D-Houston) and Sen. John Montfort (D-Lubbock).
"I was once a lottery skeptic myself," Richards said in a recent editorial to newspapers across the state. "But after analyzing the moral, practical and fiscal questions that the lottery issue raises, I'm persuaded that a state-run lottery is a good idea. I believe we need to do everything possible to save money, to consolidate state government and to raise revenue from sources other than taxes. And that's why I have designated lottery legislation as an emergency matter _ the current session of the
Sen. Bill Sims (D-San Angelo) said he has supported lottery legislation since he was elected in 1983.
"I've never bought a lottery, ticket. I don't ever plan to," said Sims, who represents a portion of Comal County. "I know the people who are going to gamble are going to gamble and so... I’d just soon put it in the state coffers than have them going out gambling somewhere else."
Estimates show that a lottery in Texas could generate more than $700 million for the next state budget cycle if voters approved the measure in May and it started in Jan. 1992. The state is facing a $4.5 billion budget deficit in 1992-93.
Starting a state lottery requires a constitutional amendment and two-
thirds of the House of Representatives must approve placing the plan on the ballot, which then goes to voters for ratification or rejection.
"I will agree that the people of Texas deserve the opportunity to vote and that we should abide by their wishes," said Sen. Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo). “For many people it's a moral issue. For others it snot."
Zaffirini, who represents Comal County, said there is “great" support for a lottery in her senatorial district.
“So, I would vote for a proposed Constitutional amendment for the purpose of giving Texas and my constituents the opportunity to vote," she said. “I personally will vote against it when I go to the polls."
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By the book
The pre-school and kindergarten students at Cross Lutheran Church, 169 S. Hickory Ave., celebrate their Book Fair by dressing up as favorite characters from literature, lf you look closely, you may see Snow White, Dopey, David (of David and Goliath fame), Laura Ingalls or Mary (who had a little lamb). The event continues from 4:30 to 6 p.m. today and is open to the public. (Photo by Erik Karisson)
Corpus Christi man sought in deaths
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas (AP) — Authorities say they are looking for a Corpus Christi man in connection with the slayings of four men found Jan. 30 in a burned, bullet-riddled van in rural Starr County.
Starr County Peace Justice Amoldo Gonzalez issued an arrest warrant Thursday for Juan Oil beno Hinojosa, 23, of Corpus Christi.
Sheriff Eugenio Falcon has said he believes drug traffickers shot and
burned the victims.
The victims, all from the Lower Rio Grande Valley city of Donna, were identified as: Alejandro Garcia, 44; Juan Arguellos, 30; and toothers Robert Pina, 49, and Gregorio Pina, 39. Authorities barely recognized that there were human remains in the charred van when they found it.
Investigators believe the shootings took place elsewhere, before the van was taken to a remote field and
incinerated with diesel and hay.
Falcon said the warrant for Hinojoj-sa was based on confidential informa don the sheriffs department received about two weeks ago. He said there are other suspects in the slayings.
Investigators also believe the slayings arc related to the Jan. 28 shooting death of Rogelio Nieto, 26, also of Donna. His body was found in an abandoned field between Weslaco and Donna.
McKenna Memorial Hospital
Jesse and Lori Flores; 1510 Eichen, New Braunfels; 7-pound 14-ounce
boy; Feb. 20.
Dae Cho, Internationally known artist, featured for you this weekend at Rolling Oaks Mall.
Noted Artists from Several States at Rolling Oaks Mall
5 Days - Wed., Feb. 20-Sun., Feb 24
You can watch the artists paint Over 1500 pieces of fine art and sculpt; and you can buy fine are on display. Why not spend a art at low no mark-up prices. couple of hours browsing and
enjoying the art.
Come browse, and visit with Some of the Key Artists”
Co., Holly Merrifield, nationally known wildlife artist Ca., Gary Saderup, charcoals of the movie stars
Tx., Doug Tlemple, calligraphy Co., Dae Cho, world traveled artist, seascapes
Mf, Guy Rowbury, western & wildlife watercolors NM., Roger Flythye, Southwestern 8c wildlife gouache Ms., Bryan Klein, photography Ms., Rose Ann Klein, balloon art Nv., Skip Mathews, metal sculpture
Ut., Wallace Parker, protrait Co., Joe Kennedy, watercolors Ks., Johanna Hanks, oils Tx., Carolyn Thomas, watercolors Tx., Jan Douglas Bish, oils Tx., Betty Clair, oils & pastels Or., Tony Evers, handblown glass Tx., Dick Lee, firewood work Co , Bo-Bees, pastel, airbrush and western art Mf, Duane Rice, 3-dimensional miniatures mixed media
Rolling Oaks Mall
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