Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 86, No. 39, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 30, 1999 Page: 4 of 6
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The Rio Grande Herald-Thursday, September 30,1999, Page 4
RGCCISD sets TAAS testing
dates for out of school students
RGCCISD News Release
The Rio Grande City High
School Counselor's Office is
announcing the upcoming
TAAS test that will be
administered to out of school
The dates for TAAS testing
are: Oct. 26'\ Writing; Oct.
27'\ Math; and Oct. 28lh,
Students may register on the
day of the test as long at: test
booklets are available.
ATLANTA, GA -- Doctors were
surprised when two separate studies
found that a natural dietary supple-
ment could help cause significant
Although not conclusive, both stud-
ies found that patients receiving the
formula called Bio-Rex 3000™ lost
more than twice as much weight as
those in a control group on the same
fat reduced diet. Neither group was
instructed to decrease the amount of
food they ate or to increase their exer-
cise levels. An article published in the
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
says that you don't have to decrease the
amount of food you eat to lose weight,
provided that you limit the fat
According to a spokesperson for
Phillips Gulf Corporation, the exclu-
sive North American distributor of
Bio-Rex 3000, the company is consid-
ering additional studies in order to get
federal approval to make pharmaceu-
tical claims. Currently, weight loss
claims for the Bio-Rex 3000 supple-
ment are limited. However, with the
requisite approval, the company could
say that Bio-Rex 3000 decreases sugar
cravings, increases metabolism and inter-
feres with the body's ability to produce
Bio-Rex 3000 is currently available
as a dietary supplement and plan in
pharmacies and nutrition stores or by
calling 1-800-729-8446 or visit our
website at www.phillipsgulf.com.
Bio-Rev 3000 is available locall> at:
Author's Note: This statement has not been evaluated b>
the FDA. Bio-He* 3000 is not intended to diagnose, treat,
cure, or prevent any disease I999PGC
For more information see
Mr. Don Lang at the High
School Counselor's office.
RGCCISD News Release
Juniors and sophomores
wishing to earn a scholarship
and get practice with a college
entrance test can do so bv
registereing for a Pre-
The test will be administered
to college bound Juniors and
sophomores on Tuesday,
October 12"', periods 1-4 and
is a once a year opportunity.
The fee is $9.00. Juniors
from low income families get
For more information
contact the Counselors Office
at the High School.
planned Oct. 5
A Wildlife School, the first of
its kind, is scheduled for October 5,
1999 at R.Y. Livestock Sales, Inc.
The Wildlife School will
focus on white tail deer
management and census
techniques. The educational
program will provide participants
with a basic understanding of how
deer live and how they fit into the
range management programs on
ranches devoted to livestock
"A basic understanding of
deer management will enable
ranchers to provide good quality-
hunting and increase their ranch
income" said local rancher
Landowners can sign up for
the Wildlife School at the county
Extension office. Only the first 15
people that register will be allowed
Dr. Will Cohen. Extension
Wildlife Specialist, will be
conduction the school. Participants
will sit through a one-hour program
at R.Y. Livestock Sales.
Immediately following the program
the group will have the opportunity
to participate in a spotlight census
The spotlight census
technique involves counting deer at
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different species of trees.
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night using a vehicle. This is
considered one of the most
consistent methods of deer census.
The basic principle involved is that
if wildlife numbers can be
established in a known area which
is representative of a larger area,
those estimates can be applied to
the larger area.
After completing the deer
census run, the participants will
formulate the deer herds buck to
doe ratios, deer density, and fawn
survival rate to determine the ideal
deer herds carrying capacity. Thus,
the main objective will be to
determine the amount of
harvestable bucks and does based
on the ratios that the census
for further information of the
register for the Wildlife School
contact Omar Montemayor or
Rolando Zamora at 487-2306.
STCC holds ribboncutting for Starr campus
A ribboncutting ceremony was held on Wednesday nigh, Sept. 22 to mark the beginning of operations at the
Starr County campus of South Texas Community College (STCC). Prior to the ribboncutting, STCC
officials and other dignitaries offered brief remarks about the historic nature of the occasion. Among those
pictured above are Starr County STCC Coordinator Ruben Saenz and Starr County STCC trustee Manuel
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"Every effort will be made to
provide upper-level university
courscs," stated Saenz. "We plan, in
cooperation with the Community
Action Council, to begin the next
Head Start demonstration project."
He continued, "Concurrent
enrollment will proceed with local
high schools. We will do our part
to promote economic development
of Starr County."
Saenz concluded, "STCC is proud
of Starr County because of the
outstanding support provided."
Architect John Kell of the
architectural firm of Kell, Munoz,
Wigodisky, Inc., commented, 'i
thank Dr. Reed and the board of
trustees and the people of Starr
County for this opportunity to
work in Starr County. We arc proud
to have this opportunity to affect
the lives of future generations."
The architect added, "Starr
County has some of the best
historical architecture in the
country. This (campus facility)
provides the best of Starr County's
past and future."
Johnny Garcia read a statement
from County Judge Eloy Vera. The
judge declared, "This is a dream
come true. This will help satisfy
our hunger for jobs by preparing
our young people."
Benavidez expressed thanks to the
owners of Starr Produce for their
role in bringing about the site
Student Gabriela Garcia told the
audience, "The enure student body
extemds their gratitude to everyone
who played a role (in bringing
about the facility). This has greatly
increased access to education. With
an education, our possibilities are
endless. There is no doubt about the
total dedication of the instructors."
Musical entertainment was
provided by the Roma High School
Mariachi. The presentation of
colors was carried out by the Rio
Grande City High School ROTC.
The Rio Grande City High School
Choir led in singing the National
The Pledge of Allegiance was led
by Zenaido Ramirez of San Isidro
After the special ceremony, the
official ribboncutting took place.
Tours of the campus were also
A new weight loss treatment
that can keep about one-third of
the fat consumed from being ab-
sorbed by the body may help
many people lose weight.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS
BUDGET AND PROPOSED TAX RATE
The Rio Grande City Consolidated Independent School District will hold a public meeting
at 6:00 PM, October 12, 1999 in Multipurpose Center, Foil Ringgold, Rio Grande City,
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the school district's budget that will detennine the
tax rate that will be adopted. Pubic participation in the discussion is invited.
The tax rate that is ultimately adopted at this meeting or at a separate meeting at a later date
may not exceed the proposed rate shown below unless the district publishes a revised notice
containing the same information and comparisons set out below and holds another public
meeting to discuss the revised notice.
Comparison of Proposed Rates with Last Year's Rates
Last Year's Rate
Last Year's Rate Adjusted
for Tax Relief
Rate to Maintain Ssme
Level of Maintenance &
Operations Revenue &
Pay Debt Service "
• The Interest and Sinking Fund tax revenue is used to pay for bonded indebtedness on construction, equipment, or both The bonds, and the
tax rale necessary to pay those bonds, were approved by the voters of this district.
* * The Rate to Maintain the Same Level of Maintenance & Operations Revenue & Pay Debt Service includes revenue available to the
district in the 1999-2000 school year for the pay raise for classroom teachers, full-time librarians, full-time counselors, and full-time school
nurses enacted by the 76th legislature. The estimated cost of the pay raise for the 1999-2000 school year is SI ,725,000.
Comparison of Proposed Levy with Last Year's Levy on Average Residence
Average Market Value of Residences
Average Taxable Value of Residences
Last Year's Rate Versus Proposed Rate per $100 Value
Taxes Due on Average Residence
Increase (Decrease) in Taxes
Under state law, the dollar amount of school tain Imposed on the residence homestead of a person 65 years of age or older or of the
survtvtag spouse of such a person. If the surviving spouse was 55 years of age or older when the person died, may not be Increased
abovethe amount paid in the flrjt year after the person turned_6S, regardless of changes In tai rate or property value.
Notice of Rollback Rate: The highest tax rate the district can adopt before requiring voter approval at an
election i« $1.471250. This election will be automatically held if the district adopts a rate in excess of the
rollback rate of $1.471250.
The following estimated balances will remain at the end of the current fiscal year and are net encumbered with or by
la corresponding debt obligation, less estimated funds necessary for operating the district before receipt of the first
state aid payment: Maintenance and Operations Fund Balance(s) $6,531,310
Interest & Sinking Fund Balance(s) $0
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Roberts, Kenneth. Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 86, No. 39, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 30, 1999, newspaper, September 30, 1999; Edinburg, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth195724/m1/4/: accessed December 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rio Grande City Public Library.