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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 16, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas OBITUARIES Paid advertisements DANNY HALBARDIER Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Danny Halbardier, who passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2005 in New Braunfels at the age of 58 years. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the Zoeller Funeral Home, with the family present form 5-7 p.m. to greet friends. Services will be Monday, July 18, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. in the Zoeller Funeral Home chapel. Interment will be in the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. ZOELLER FUNERAL HOME Funerals & Cremations 615 Landa, New Braunfels (830) 625-2349 PAUL VOGEL Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Paul Vogel, who passed away in New Braunfels on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at the age of 86 years. Visitation continues at the Zoeller Funeral Home until 10:00 a.m. Saturday. A mass of celebration will be con ducted on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery. ZOELLER FUNERAL HOME Funerals & Cremations 615 Landa, New Braunfels (830) 625-2349 KERMETH IAMES WARNCKE, SR. Funeral arrangements are complete at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Kermeth James Warncke, Sr. who passed away on Wednesday July 13,2005 at the age of 73 years. Services will be Saturday, July 16, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church. Interment will follow in the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. ZOELLER FUNERAL HOME Funerals & Cremations 615 Landa, New Braunfels (830) 625-2349 JOLEEN ELIZABETH MILLS Joleen Elizabeth Mills of Canyon Lake passed away Thursday July 14, 2005 at McKenna Memorial Hospital at the age of 16. Visitation will begin Monday July 18, 2005 at 3:00 PM at Zoeller Funeral Home. Funeral services will beTlies- day July 19, 2005 at 2:00 PM at Zoeller Funeral Home with burial to follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. ZOELLER FUNERAL HOME Funerals & Cremations 615 Landa, New Braunfels (830) 625-2349 Todays services ■ Kermeth James Warncke Sr., 73,9 a.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church. ■ Paul Vogel, 11:30 a.m., Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. SENTENCE CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Jury could make decision Monday able to live with that?" Cantrell asked. “Yes," Satterfield replied. When the sentencing hearing continues at 9 a.m. Monday before 207th Judicial District Judge Jack Robison, a jury of seven men and five women will decide what price Benavides and Childs will pay for the 2004 plot that rocked the New Braunfels Police Department. Both face between five and 99 years in state prison and a fine of up to $10,000. The jury can recommend that any sentence be probated, letting the convicted felons off without jail time. Childs is the wife of former New Braunfels police officer Jeffrey Childs, who resigned his post during the investigation. No evidence was ever found that Childs knew of the plot between his wife and Benavides,. Benavides, in meetings with an undercover officer posing as a “hit man,” told the would-be assassin how to find Satterfield at her Tomball home, before ultimately seeking to postpone the “hit” before he was arrested. In his last discussion with the undercover officer, the officer DUCKS CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Lucky winner could receive $100,000 special “Quack Pack” deal, which features a miniature keepsake duck and five racing ducks for $25. The last day to register for the derby is July 27. The Lucky Duck Derby is one of the CCSCC’s three annual fund-raisers and a community favorite. Profits from the derby are used to support the centers nutritional programs. “We provide services to sen-back'toschoolis just around the comer! Make sure your business is a part of this publication! This MUST HAVE Back^To-School Publication will have important information concerning TAX-FREE SHOPPING SCHOOL SUPPLIES • DRESS CODES SCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS SCHOOL REGISTRATION where to go, what to bring, schedules and much more! Publication Date: Friday, August 5, 2005 Deadline to reserve space: Wednesday, July 20, 2005 Full Page $475 Half Page $250 3x7 $189 3x5 $135 2x5 $90 2x4 $72 Full Color $125 Spot Color $50 Call to Reserve Your Space Today 625-9144HERALD-ZEITUNG offered to cut the price of the killing in half. Benavides said he would have to check with his “business partner.” The topic of a business partner came up Friday when Benavides’ fiance, Rosio Cas-tanon, testified that Benavides should receive probation. Under questioning by District Attorney Dib Waldrip, Cas-tanon couldn’t recall key details of events that led to the arrests, such as a time when Waldrip revealed she had followed Benavides to a rendezvous with Satterfield at a I louston supermarket parking lot. Castanon said she didn’t remember following Benavides to the meeting. As Waldrip hammered on, Peterson objected on the grounds that whatever information Waldrip's questioning developed would not be relevant to how long a sentence Benavides would get. Robison agreed. “Counselor, the witness is not on trial here,” Robison admonished Waldrip. “Judge, I believe we’ve found die ‘business partner,’” Waldrip retorted before Robison shut him down. On his redirect questioning of Castanon, Peterson asked if she had ever been a business partner of Benavides, and she answered, “no." He then asked if Benavides had ever discussed his plans to have his ex-girlfriend killed. “No," she answered again. iors 55 and older," lx)pez said. “We provide meals to those who are homebound and can’t get to the center as well as meals at the center. T his will help us fund the center’s overall operations and specifically Meals on Wheels." Since the end of June, more than 1,500 ducks have been sponsored. Lopez said that because the ducks are rented each year, it takes 5,000 duck adoptions for the CCSCC to break even. The derby will be held at 6 p.m. July 28 at Landa Park. For information about adopting a duck, contact the senior citizen’s center at (830) 606-4547. Saturday, July 16, 2005 — Herald-Zfjtung — Page 3A CHANGES CONTINUED FROM Page 1A Legislators say more fixes needed down version that closes loopholes without changing the system. For more than 80 years, the franchise tax was based on a company’s net assets. It fell heavily on oil and gas companies, utilities and others with a lot of land and equipment. In the 1980s, companies successfully sued over the tax, forcing the Legislature to patch it in 1991 by making it more like a corporate income tax. The Texas franchise tax, which dates to 1907, raises about $2 billion a year. Only one-fourth of the 580,000 corporations doing business in Texas paid the franchise tax last year, according to the state comptroller’s office. Counting businesses that are not incorporated — such as partnerships and sole proprietors — fewer than one in IO of Texas’ 2.4 million businesses paid the tax, the comptroller estimates. “Ultimately, we will do it because the voters will demand it, the courts will demand it and the state’s economy will demand it," said Sen. Steve Ogden, a College Station Republican who has led the Senate’s tax bill. He called both the House and Senate versions of the bill inadequate. Keffer and Ogden predicted that the legislature would one day be back to restruc ture the state’s business tax. Changing the state’s business tax has confounded Texas politicians for years. When he was governor, President Bush tried and failed to rework the business tax system. Bush made tax reform his top priority in 1997 and asked lawmakers to grant $3 billion in property tax relief. To replace that education money, he advocated spending some of the budget surplus, raising sales and motor vehicle taxes and imposing a business activity tax. But the Legislature wouldn’t go along. Even Republicans who normally supported Bush were lukewarm, amid heavy lobbying by business. Lawmakers settled on a scaled-back plan and a $1 billion tax cut, allowing Bush to claim a partial victory. In the current legislation, closing the loopholes would be one of the revenue sources intended to replace reduced property taxes. Both chambers adopted proposals that would lower school property taxes for homeowners, but to varying degrees. The amount of property tax relief could be a key obstacle for agreement between the two chambers. T he House has proposed lowering the current school property rate from the current maximum of $1.50 per $100 of property value to $1.23 in 2006 and $1.12 the next year. 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