Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 33, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 2, 1975 Page: 1 of 20
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TPA Award Winning Newspaper
Thursday, January 2, 1975
Rio Grande City, Texas
Just a few comments before the year begins in full force.
We cannot understand why Dr. Charles W. Benson was approved
as Region Region I Diiector over A1 Ramirez a few weeks ago. Not
that we do not believe Dr. Benson possesses the ability and the
knowledge to administer Region One, but it seems to us that why
import talent from El Paso when we have sufficient talent in our
own backyard. Ramirez was not the only applicant and the
selection was not limited to him and even if Ramirez had been the
only applicant, the Region One board should have selected local
talent. We are told Region One does not involve itself in politics -
We can't understand why the Commissioners' Court is liard
headed about paying some of the newlv-elected employees their
rightful salaries. The Court seems to forget that they will not
always be in the saddle directing the action, /toother thing should
Comments page 9
SPECIAL GUESTS AT INFORMATION DAY - Terry Canales, State Representative, and
Kika De Ijl Garza, U.S. Congressman, were special guests at an Information Day Program
on December 30, presented by County Exteasion Agents Ida A. Perez and David Sandefer.
Also among those attending was County Commissioner Reynaldc Alaniz. Mrs. Perez and
Sandefer used posters and charts to explain the various areas of Extension Work in Starr
County. Mrs. Perez discussed Extension Home Economics, which includes the Expanded
Nutrition Program and the Nutritional Educational Program for the Elderly, and the 4-H
and Youth Activities. Sandefer talked on Agriculture Work, including the Intensified Farm
Planning Program, and Work in Community Resource Development, which includes
beautification projects and the annual Youth Fair. Commissioner Alaniz invited all present
to stay tor refreshments served in the ENP Office at the Courthouse. Shown are, left to
right, Mrs. Perez, Commissioner Alaniz, Representative Canales, Congressman De la
Garza, and Sandefer.
Estate Planning Program
To Be Presented
Agricultural Extension Service
specialists assisted by mem-
bers of the Starr County Farm
Bureau and the Starr County
Program Building committee
will present a program for the
genera] public on Better Estate
Planning. The program which
deals with federal estate and
state inheritance taxes will take
place on Thursday, January 9,
at 7 p.m. in the Community
room of the Rio Livestock Sales
auction announced Reynaldo
Alaniz, Chairman of the county
Extension Program Building
In discussing the program,
Elsadio Carrera President of
the county Farm Bureau
organization, stated that the
information to be given will be
of interest to all county
residents whether large land
owners, commercial property
owners or individuals desiring
to insure financial security for
their heirs. He further pointed
out that the subject of
miminizing federal estate and
state inheritance taxes would
be discussed by Eugene
McElyea, Texas Extension
Service Specialist, who also is a
member of the State Bar of
Texas and the Brazos Valley
Estate Planning Council.
Also appearing on the
program, according to Carrera,
will be Bill R. Helmick, District
Manager for Texas Farm
Bureau Insurance Company,
who will discuss how in-
dividuals could possibly utilize
insurance to achieve better
John A. Pope III, attorney at
law from Rio Grande City will
combine his knowledge of
county history and state law as
he talks about wills and how one
should be written. A will
enables an individual to
designate the manner of
distributing his property after
death. Dying without a will
creates several problems for
survivors and usually adds
increased cost to the final
distribution of property.
Area Management Specialist,
Ala Reichardt, from Weslaco,
will open the program by-
showing in terms of dollars and
cents why it is important and
beneficial that everyone
develop an estate plan.
This program will be jointly
sponsored by the Texas
Agricultural Extension Service
and the Farm Bureau, an-
nounced David Sandefer,
County Extension Agent.
Sandefer further stated that the
public is invited to attend this
program free of any charge.
Extension Service programs
are presented for the benefit of
the entire community are open
to anyone regardless of race,
color, creed or religion.
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Van Nest, Lloyd A. Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 33, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 2, 1975, newspaper, January 2, 1975; Rio Grande City, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth194489/m1/1/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rio Grande City Public Library.