The Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), No. 27, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 30, 1987 Page: 11 of 16
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Members of the Jr. Sewing Club are pictured above with some of the items they
produced to aid patients through the American Cancer Society. From left to right in
the front row are Mrs. Tina Villarreal, Mrs. Jessie Sanchez, Mrs. Dina Duran, and
Mrs. Sara Cruz. In the back row are Mrs. Selenia Garza, Mrs. Emma Dreumont, Mrs.
Mary Ann Cummings, Mrs. Maria Celia Lopez, Mrs. Norma Larralde, and Mrs.
Local Clubs Helping Cancer
Society With Artwork
At least two local clubs are
helping the American Cancer Soci-
ety by sewing and producing items
Items such as laprobes for
patients in wheelchairs, bedcoats,
and stomabibs, or crochet-shaped
coverings for people who have had
their voiceboxes removed, have
been sewn by both the Rio Grande
City Jr. Sewing Club and Sewing
Also helping with this project is
the Helping Hands Circle at St.
John United Methodist Church.
The groups have also made
stuffed animals for children.
Alison Boyd, the district repre-
sentative for the American Cancer
Society, said, "In every county, we
try to have a unit with the board to
manage volunteer work."
She noted that an organizational
meeting is set for Saturday, May 9
at the Gonzalez Medical Clinic.
The Starr County International
Ranchers Roundup will be taking
place this May 15-16.
The tour will include a tour of a
cattle operation in Mexico, as well
as two cattle of orations in Starr
County. There will be a lunch
program on the new immigration
reform bill, and programs on
rangeland weed control, improving
hay quality, and wildlife
livestock operations leasing.
Anyone seeking further informa-
tion should contact County
Extension Agent Enrique Perez at
487-2306. Pre-registration will be
required in order to make bus
accommodations. The tour is open
to any rancher or any interested
Local law enforcement officers
arrested 31 persons for various
alleged violations in the week that
ended Sunday at midnight
The Sheriff's Department ar
rested the following 18 persons:
Tuesday, April 21- John Garcia
Faragoza, possession of cocaine;
Tomas Leal, Jr., possession of
cocaine; Ismaei Morin Hernandez,
possession of cocaine.
Wednesday, April 22- Jose
Eduardo Castillo, contempt of
court; Friday- Patricio J.
Gonzalez, public intoxication; Lee
Esteban Trevino, P I ; Juan
Toscano Garza, P I.; Isauro Garza
Pena, revocation of probation.
Saturday- Fortino Luna, Jr.,
P I.; Rene Javier Pena, PL; Luis
Sergio Homar Rodriguez, P.I ;
Jose Francisco Garza, P.I ; Hector
Garza, PL; Juan Gilberto Leal,
P.I.; Jose Luis Olivarez, P I ;
Kenneth Ralph, possession of
marijuana; Donald Ray Collins,
Jr., possession of marijuana, Joel
Lopez, disorderly conduct
Local DPS troopers arrested 11
persons as follows: Monday, April
20- Benito Martinez Barrera. DWI.
no driver's license, possession of
marijuana, running a stop sign;
Ramiro Ozuna, DWI, failure to
drive in single lane.
Tuesday, April 21- Benicio Garza
Lopez, no seat belt, reckless
driving, failure to drive in single
lane, DWI; Thursday- C'laudio
Ponce Regalado, driving with li-
cense suspended, display ficticious
license plates; Erasmo Valadez,
Saturday- Alonzo Garza, DWI,
failure to drive in single lane,
Efrain Alaniz, DWI, reckless
driver, no motor vehicle insurance;
S. Raul Campos, P I., parked on
Sunday- Hernan Guerra, Jr.,
DWI; Monday, April 27- Braulio
Cortez Perez, DWI, failure to drive
in single lane, no driver's license,
Aleida Sosa Garza, D.W.I.D.,
possession of marijuana.
On Monday, April 20, Laurencio
Salas Leal was arrested by the
Roma Police Department on a
peace bond Ot Wednesday, April
22, the Roma Police Department
arrested Gustavo Barrera on a
charge of disorderly conduct.
Water Board Hears
The Board of Directors of the
Starr County Water District heard
and approved the annual Audit
Report at a special meeting
The report was given by the
McAllen accounting firm of
Davis-Hart The report was favor
able to the Water District in most
As of Dec 31, 1986. indicated the
firm, cash on hand totaled $68,644,
accounts receivable were $186,194,
and total assets were over
Accounts payable were $39,542,
notes payable $46,059, bonds pay-
able over $1,554,000, total liabilities
$1,718,544, total fund equity
$6,208,653, total liabilities and fund
equity $7,927,297, and investment
on general fixed assets $5,942,737
Operating revenues totaled
$1,095,232, with operating expenses
amounting to $1,087,684 for a
surplus of $7548
In the expenditures category,
administrative expenses totaled
$250,475, plant operation $291,617,
plant maintenance $350,933, and
capital outlay $68,304
According to the report, when
budgeted and actual figures for
1986 were compared, operating
Chapter I Migrant
The Chapter 1 Migrant Advisory
Committee (PAC) will hold a
District-Wide Consulation Meeting
on Thursday, April 30, 1987 at 1:30
P.M. at the Multi-Purpose Center
Parents of Migrant students of
Rio Grande City C1SD are cordially
invited to attend
COLLEGE STATION—Texas and
U.S. agriculture could be the big
-loser if the Japanese retaliate
against proposed trade sanctions
announced recently by the Reagan
The sanctions, to be effective
April 17, impose a 100 percent tariff
on some $300 million worth of
imports which either contain or
were manufactured by Japanese
firms that produce semi-
conductors, primarily television
sets, radios, tape players and other
"If Japan retaliates, U.S.
agricutural products would be a
likely target," points out Dr.
Mickey Paggi, marketing
economist with the Texas Agricul-
tural Extension Service. The Texas
A&M University System.
"In 1986 Japan imported some
$5.1 billion in U.S. agricutural
products, by far our number one
customer. Exports to Japan are
projected at about the same level
for 1987 barring any retaliatory
The trade conflict comes at a
particularly bad time for U.S.
agriculture, notes the economist.
Struggling to escape the downturn
in exports of the past few years,
many analysts were hoping for a
modest recovery in volume and a
bottoming out in export value.
More importantly, some sources
were reporting moves by the
Japanese to increase access to
markets for agricultural products.
"Indications are that the Japa-
nese will make some move to
address the concerns of the U.S
before the April 17 deadline," says
Paggi. "Hopefully, a major con-
frontation will be avoided. I not,
agricultural interests should brace
for a possible shock from our
"As trade legislation continues to
be formulated in Congress, agricul-
tural interest will have to speak
loud and oiten to keep other
industry groups from dominating
the discussions," emphasizes the
"Otherwise, the potential for
conflict over non-agricultural trade
issues will likely result in increased
damage to agricultural trade "
The tariffs on Japanese imports
are being imposed for two main
reasons, notes Paggi
The U.S charges that the Japa-
nese have failed to live up to terms
of an agreement which was to have
prevented predatory pricing in the
semiconductor market, and that an
agreement to allow U.S firms
greater access to Japanese
markets has not been honored
Currently, Japanese microchips
are selling abroad at about 60
percent less than their domestic
price. A target of 20 percent
market share for U.S. firms was
set last summer, but the current
U.S. market share remains around
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revenues showed a favorable
variance of $45,679, while total
operating expenditures had an
unfavorable variance of $149,529,
and the excess of revenues over
expenditures had an unfavorable
variance of $103,850. (The excess of
revenues over expenditure was
$128,050 instead of the $231,900
These categories of expenditures
had the following unfavorable
variances Administrative, $14,575;
Operation of Plant, $32,217; Plant
Maintenance, $53,933; Capital Out-
The fund balance for 1986, as of
Dec 31. 1986. totaled $99,529,
compared to the projected figure of
$198,880, thus indicating an unfa-
vorable variance of $99,351
The total fund balance, as of Dec
31, totaled $265,916 A total of
$166,387 was for debt service, while
$99,529 is for the General Fund
The report indicated that total
operating revenues had increased
$46,287 in 1986 over the previous
Board member David Porras
moved, and Armando Garcia sec-
onded, that the Audit Report be
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