New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 27, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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Antipollution measure killed by House
AUSTIN (AP) — Legisla-ion backers said would help )rotect drinking water from >ecoming polluted has been defeated by the Texas House, although lawmakers earlier voted for the proposal.
The measure by Rep. Rena-<o Cuellar, D-Weslaco, would lave prohibited the Texas Water Commission from issuing a permit for a landfill located within three-quarters of a mile from water used for drinking.
The House on Monday added the proposal to a bill to require the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to develop a comprehensive plan to reduce solid waste in Texas.
But lawmakers stripped the drinking water amendment off Tuesday by 79-36 vote.
Opponents said the measure was unnecessary.
But Cuellar said the measure would protect drinking water from being polluted.
The larger bill, which has already passed the Senate, was tentatively approved on a voice vote. It faces a final House vote before going back to the Senate for consideration of amendments.
Another provision in the bill would prohibit local governments from adopting ordinances to restrict the sale or use of certain packaging materials, such as styrofoam. An amendment to delete that language also was rejected.
Solms School Donation
Herald-Zeitung photo by KARLA WENZEL
Chere Stratemann, left,Director of the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture and Heritage Society President Bill Tart, right, receive a $1,000 matching donation from Heritage Society member Ray Metzke, center, for the Solms School Restoration fund.
AUSTIN (AP) — The state’s unemployment rate in April was 6.8 percent, up slightly from March’s 6.7 percent but well below the 7.4 percent rate of a year ago, the Texas Employment Commission reported Tuesday.
The total number of unemployed Texans was 592,400 in April, up from March’s 579,800. Total employment was put at 8.13 million, up from 8.09 million the previous month.Rates of unemployment in the urban areas of Texas as announced by the TEC for April, compared with revised March figures (in parenthesis) included: Abilene 5.7 (6.1)
Amarillo 4.7 (4.9)
Austin 4.1 (4.3) Beaumont-Port Arthur 10.3 (10.2)
Brazoria 7.8 (7.4) Brownsville-Harlingen 10.4 (10.5)
Bryan-College Station 3.3
Corpus Christi 8.2 (8.1) Dallas 5.9 (5.9)
El Paso 9.5 (9.2)
Fort Worth-Arlington 7.2 (5.9) Galveston-Texas City 7.6 (7.4) Houston 7.0 (6.8) Killeen-Temple 6.4 (6.4) Laredo 8.2 (8.2) Longview-Marshall 9.0 (8.9) Lubbock 5.2 (6.6) McAllen-Edinburg-Mission 14.0(14.6)
Midland 7.0 (7.0)
Odessa 9.6 (9.3)
San Angelo 5.4 (5.5)
San Antonio BA (BJS)
Tyler 6.7 (8.0)
Victoria 5.2 (5.3)
Waco 5.5 (5.6)
Wichita Falls 6.5 (7.7)
Herald-Zeitung photo by KARLA WENZEL
Ha Ladles Klub of New Braunfels Lodge #2279, B.P.O. Elks, recently metalled their new officers for 193-94. L-R, seated, Mrs. Charlie Mas DeVassle, Installing officer; Mrs. Mary Golden, president; Irs.Pat Malmsten, 1st vice president. Standing, L-R, Mrs. Mary Ceroma, treasurer; Mrs. Sally Money, ac rotary, Mrs. Ida Christopher, 2nd vice president
Stifling Last Laughs Isn’t Uncommon at Funerals
By Abigail Van Buren
© 1993 Umvefsal Press Syndicate
DEAR ABBY: This is in response to the letter from “Embarrassed in Boston,” whose 31-year-old son and his cousin got the giggles during the funeral service of a relative.
I attended the funeral of a coworker with several other co-workers (all over 25), and during the service, a drunk walked by outside the church, singing at the top of his voice. That started it! We started giggling and could not stop.
To make matters worse, a car came screeching around the corner and went speeding off. Someone leaned over and whispered, “That was the hearse.” We were giggling so hard by that time, we were all crying. We weren’t loud, but our shoulders were shaking and tears were rolling down our faces.
We were embarrassed, hut powerless to stop ourselves. Before then, we had been very tense. We meant no disrespect to our friend, and we felt that she probably would have laughed right along with us.
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DEAR GOT THE GIGGLES: It should comfort you to know that my mail is filled with letters from others who also got the giggles at a funeral. Read on:
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DEAR ABBY: After reading the letter about the two grown men (cousins) who got the giggles during the funeral service of their uncle, I had to write and tell you what happened at my Grammy^ funeral.
The minister told everyone to stand for the eulogy and prayer, and that’s when the giggling and snickering began. Soon, the minister was giggling and snickering along with the rest of t he mourners. Guess what started it all? It scorns that when Grumpy stood up. his pants fell to his ankles, and he was so deep iii prayer he didn’t bother to pull up his pants until after the eulogy was over.
After the funeral, everyone gathered at my mother’s house where one of my uncles said, “Well, Dad sure got the last laugh on Mom!"
That funny episode broke the tension and made Grammy’s death a little less painful. So, as the saying goes, "Laughter is the best medicine."
B M REINHARDT, SANTA RITA, GUAM
DEAR ABBY: My sister and I lost our father last .January, and oddly enough we both handle our stress by laughing
First, on the way to the funeral, my son accidentally sprayed himself in the face with mace; then while seated directly behind my daughter in the church, I discovered that she had head lice! Then, my sister who was sitting next to me was sobbing and dabbing her eyes with a tissue when I noticed that her mascara had run, giving her the appearance of having two black eyes!
The final laugh came at the cemetery when they placed the casket on the rollers and one end collapsed!
Meanwhile, my sister and I were laughing hysterically. Thank God. everyone thought we were crying.
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