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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 20, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas InsightFriday, March 20.1987    Hmrwk6-Z1tung.    New    Braunfels.    Taxaa    Page    saCounty’s sales tax option will lower property taxes By COMAL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT On April 4. registered voters in Comal County including those living within the city limits of New Braunfels and Carden Kidge will In* able to vote on the adoption of a half of I cent sales and use tax Revenue generated t>\ this tax would In* used to reduce the amount of county taxes collected through ad valorem personal and real property tax sources The adoption of this sales tax would essentially shift a portion of the tax burden from the property owner to the consumer lf adopted, the estimated reduction in county ad valorem taxes would be between 16 and 18 percent If the proposition passes, the sales tax would lie effective Jan I 1488 and the ad valorem tax rate would be reduced for that year Absentee voting on this issue is in progress at the courthouse Hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to a pm through March JI For more information, call County Judge Fred Clark or commissioners JC Evans I Ned Craigmile 2 Lorenzo ('amarillo J or Clyde Jacobs Jr 4 All can be reached at 620-5301 Guest Column Texas Farm Bureau opposes changes toFood Security Act By BILL HOOVER Te*a% Farm Bureau Texas Congressmen haw tx*en asked to support the F«**1 Security Act ut inn.> There are several current pro pedals to change the Vet In a letter to all memtters of the Texas delegation in the Mouse I T arn. Bur eau president S M True recently said that although agriculture i" experiencing serious econ* im k problems there art* "igii" that the bill i" work tng Me pointed to improv enienls in cotton and rice Proposals by the Administration to reduce income protection through further cut", rn target prices or through lower payment limitations would tx* vers damaging to agriculture secnnomu recover I rue "aid Likewise the mandatory production control pro grams praised in the Harkingiephardt hill would also be damaging esp*** ally '< tin cestoi'k j*xiltry and dairy sectors through substantially higher teed prices he said We behew* • ’nome *> \ cjm ■' > producers would also ta reduced tattle! ttian increased due to the severe redu*lions in produt t on whieti would is- required under Markin < »ephardt tim tarm leafier "aul True told the i ongressnien that the !wh. Farm Hill is nut a perils ' farm progran but ' in view otthepoten tial for worse legislation twmg passed Farm Bureau t«eiieyes that the I1* Vet st, , J !»• given an ipportumtv to function wittiout major charge There is substantial discretionary authority provided to the s***trt,irv of -Vgricuitun ' th* aw .tn>1 we as woik aggressively ’• «mpro\ e f* J :»■* > * ’ a’; ' throng! administrative ai tion Trues.i ♦ J tx* TTH president said that in the event major changes are considered T ann Bure.; , s pro* arv ut is tives will t»«‘ to •gitain changes m th* onservation com phatxe provisions to make tbeo n ie wotk.die tot I e\ws prtduv ers Other major <8 je* lives • . ., >* I VI) deficient v pa> merit rates (** t«*terr.dried by using tile IU si five months of the !?..>! ke’ Jig year J No payment limitations ali fe! tt. , <>mniodity oar. acreage reduction and disaster programs lf a limitation must apply to cash deficiency payments we favor no limit lower than the present $50 J mu limitation Producers eligible to receive payment in excess of $5o,uoo should receive Commodity C redit Corp generic certificates not subjec t to limitation I* armers should tx* permitted to prove their yields Farm yields should tx* updated annually based on the most recent five year history Homeowners would lose under home-equity law Texas consumers and homeowners would tie the even tu.d losers and out of state banks could tx* tug winner" it .i home equity loan utw is passed bv the T**x.t" legislature according to True Farmers and ranchers know all too well the pain of using their property to hank foreclosures and thi" pro posed aw could worsen th** predicament of rural and ur bail homeowners in tough economu times he "aid Members of the state s largest far rn organization have repeatedly voted approval of the restrict urns >n home equity loans in Texas State law prohibits lending inst itu Mons from using a homeowner s equity as collateral ex i ept for a home improvement loan Now that out of state banks can lo business in our stat*' a Texan could tx* foreclosed on by a New Jersey bank holdtng his home as collateral True said I tx* in terstate banking community see- lex.*" ’    •    "toad"    .ss an untapped source ut capita. The elderly especially are eoncenx* I afwMjt rung this homestead protection law because they fear tiecommg prey to unscrupulous lender" or even to .s family member wanting money True said on** provision of the bill limits the amount a homeowner could txinruw to Hi* percent ol h s horn** > ap praised value vet in a foreclosure h« * cid los** • * j*er en! of Ins home the tarm leader said The Texas h arm Bureau teds that the homestead protection against second mortgages has -erw-d texan" well an i we ale upraised to chang Mg ! I I U** "a 1 Guest Column Capsule reflects heritage Hr F mom !* initialed the u eiitenmal q> B . JAN HARDIN Cicale* Ni a Brauna *• Chambi•« ol Commerce i hi I ounder s I »av S. Sesquicentennial I nile ta* sc ale*! at tin* I “a; I* in I anda Park Ttx* entire com in ut ’ said genera) chairman W blat ti I tx* bl let ie!* tx*gm at IU a lit I ti** t treater Ne w Bi I hamtx*! ot * nill!!,el t I planning tot the sesqu relet •! at xii ii I ■ . an d »g i%ti** tin* proje* is and events involved with leva- i ** it birtluiav celebration in New Braunfels Designated the city - agent t v th* City ('ouncil arui later by i ounty C ommissioners Court to t*e th**n ot final representative tti* I burnt** Sesquicentennial commit its > organize and facilitated numerous projects and "Jm** tai events We are blessed willi a wealth ot talent and dedication to oui herttag* in New Bt aludels said w der festival chairman c ai mil Mott mann "Chere Stralemann chan man (or th** schools and time i ap sui** project and her committee has accomplished one of the most un pol lard tasks of the Sesquicenten mal They have gathered data (rom th** numerous act iv dies A list ot all the items in the lime capsule will lx* distributed lo those present at the ceremony on Satin day Hoffmann said John Chunn chamber president during the Sesquicentennial enrich eil our community in many ways Working together on these events has brought us closer as a com munity and the results of th** pro jecls will tx* enjoyed long atter the Sesquicentennial is over Chunn specifically referred to the newly created events that will lx* repeated annually such as the Folk I * I at t otts*Tvatioii Plaza and the Museum of lex,*" Handmade Fur ■ .!< and th* Mexicat \rnt*ru an T ,i 'i.i that resulted fr**m th** Ses tai «**nt«*iimal activities Ut also noted ttie compr**h«*nsiv«* lands* ap tng that was accomplished in I,anti Park to make Mi** giant tr»*«* a living memorial lo th** tout der" of New Braunfels r~ lieu Braunf:*!:; Art Lucm'ls'ty ■/ ON THETexas getting $650,000 for job re-training programs WASHINGTON (AP) - Relief is in sight for several hundred unemployed Texas oil, gas and steel workers, thanks to a $650,000 Labor Department grant for job re training programs Labor Secretary William E. Brock announced Thursday that discretionary funds would be made available to the Houston-Galveston and the Permian Basin regions of Texas Rep Jack Fields, R-Houston. said the $350,000 in Job Partnership Training Act funds designated for the Houston-Galveston area would go to the North San Jacinto Junior College to bolster its re training and job placement program An additional $300,000 was designated for a pro gram operated by the Permian Basin Regional Area Council in Midland "Every little bit helps.” said Willie Taylor who directs the worker re-training program Permian Basin council "We were anticipating it was going to be $750,000 We were a little bit shocked that those were the figures ” layoffs have hit at refineries, drilling rigs and in dustries that provide services and products to the oil industry as well as at steel mills, such as the I' S Steel mill in Bay Town and the Armco Steel operation near Houston ■We're going to try to zero in on the unemployed oil workers." said Ed Lehr, president of North San Jacinto Junior College "This thing has been going on no long that we've got some people who are hard core We’re going to have to do some remedial work ” lvf*hr said the program will consist of three parts: identifying the unemployed and whatever skills they possess classroom and on the job training of up to 18 months and a placement service that will span the country "We're going to try to stretch it to include as many people as we can but with the limited amount of money we got I expect we ll only be able to re train somewhere around 200 people " Another 8.000 (ti y.uuo people are in the 16-county area served by the regional council that could use the help most of whom are lrom oil-related industries or the steel industry he said Lehr "aid the program would also be able to provide quick help to atxtut 8oo unemployed who might only need to tx* pointed in the direction where skills they possess are marketable Displaced w< rkers will be trained in a variety of occupations including medical technicians truck driven computer programmers and court reporters Although the Permian Basin and Houston-Galvestion areas are hurting from the economic downturn in Texas the Rio Grande Valley posted the highest unemployment for January the most recent figure" available from the Texa" Employ ment Commission Starr County recorded an unemployment rate of 4*> 4 percent tor t" : 302 work force or 8.486 people Next wa> laving C ounty in the Permian Basin which recorded a percent unemployment rate Texas prisons remain closed HUNTSVILLE. Texas AP Texas prisons remain closed today to new inmates after the number of prisoners in the 26-umt system top ped a state mandated 45 percent (apacity The Texas Department of Correc Mons is not expected to open its doors until next Tuesday repeating an •pen and shut cycle that leaves the system open only two days a week pi son spokesman David Nunnelee said For the eighth time this year prisons closed their doors to new in mates at the end of the day Wednes lav after more than 700 inmates Acre admitted during a two-day period Nunnelee said A" of midnight Wednesday there A**r« 58 v»o inmates or 45 43 percent ai capacity 175 inmates over the limit Nunnelee said Only 113 in iii at**" were released on parole I hursday he said «»n Tuesday the first day prisons ’••opened after a five day shutdown 4Kn new inmates arrived while only I I notates were released Nunneiee said This work s closing is the seventh time in as many weeks for the Texas prison system the nations third largest * rn rn rn rn rn rn rn rn rn rn rn i r Sa nr: ITTTX! 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