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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 8, 1980, New Braunfels, Texas                                I Amendm 75235 d race spice ballot New Braunfels voters go to the polls tomorrow for the annual city but this years ballot may keep them in the voting booths a little In addition to a contested council voters will turn thumbs up or down on five amendments to the City The issues range from ap pointment power for City Council to whether or not the citys water supply should be As polls will be open from 7 to 7 If absentee voting is any tomorrows turnout should be nearly equal to last years city A total of 106 absentee ballots were cast this which beats last years alltime high of city secretary Jane Reinarz Last people turned only a small percentage of the citys estimated registered Seeking his second threeyear in cumbent Councilman Gerald Schaefer is op posed by local insurance agent Doug Max Winkler is unopposed in his bid for a second full Although five amendments are on the there are really only three issues to be They include Should council members take office in or in November as currently provided by charter Should council be allowed to fill vacancies by appointment instead of by special election Should the city fluoridate its water supply Amendments Itl and IV speak to issue number Both would change the charter to allow newly elected council members to take office at the first regular meeting in September they take office in Novemberthree months after being Amendment I covers the second if a vacancy occurs more than two months before a city council must call a special election to fill the If it occurs within two months of the regular council can simply proceed with the Amendment I would allow the council to ap point someone to fill the Amendment which has received the greatest amount df is the fluoridation Fluoridation is the process of ar tificially increasing existing fluoride levels in the water as a means of decreasing tooth Council is solidly behind Amendments III and and a majority five of seven backs Amendment Debate on that amendment has centered on the cost of a special election versus the advantage an appointed incumbent may have when or if he runs for election the first Four council members have said they favor Amendment while three have declined to state their the majority of people who have sent letters to the oppose Amendment II is a housekeeping amendment which brings the charter into compliance with state laws on State law provides for local elections on one of four days each year Including the second Saturday in tta current city election and the city has been obeying that law since it became effective four years the charter still states election shall be held on the second Tuesday in Septemben Polling places Wesley First United Methodist 572 San precincts 6 and Eagles 257 Southvoting precincts 11 and New Braunfels Presbyterian voting precincts 8 and T Friday Taytor Communications 25 cents August Herald 20 Pages 2 Sections USPS 377880 New Texas Texas coast awaits killer hurricane the construction strolls the second floor of the Plaza Hotel Stair photo by John Senter Illegal aliens Dallas ISO to defy court will refuse nonresident students DALLAS The Dallas In dependent School District plans to ignore a federal court ruling and enforce its policy against admitting illegal alien children this School Superintendent Linus Wright said proof of citizenship will be required of students enrolling in DISD unless the district receives a federal court order to the contrary before classes begin Based on the advice of our the district will continue to enforce its attendance policy requiring documentation of legal residence from all Wright Wright said attorneys warned against admitting illegal aliens because the district has not yet received a court order to do Admitting the children could mean severe financial loss if the Houston decision is overturned on he District Judge Woodrow Seals of Houston last month threw out a Texas law prohibiting use of state funds to educate illegal While the Dallas policy was combined with several cases before the Houston it was not directly ruled upon and was returned to District Judge Robert Hillin DISD attorneys filed a brief in federal court Thursday con tending Seals ruling had no direct bearing on The attorneys claimed Seals ruling is binding only on school systems in the Southern Judicial District of Texas and that the ruling focused only on the state not DISDs The Dallas case was filed by a group of 19 illegal alien children and their parents in April Last Hill refused to grant a temporary injunction against The case then was con solidated with 16 similar Houston Texas Attorney General Mark White has appealed Seals order to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans and has asked that the order be stayed BROWNSVILLE AP The National Weather Service issued a hurricane watch for the entire Texas coast at 5 today as killer Hurricane Allen moved within 500 miles of this South Texas port The government of Mexico also issued a hurricane watch for the northeast coast of Allen was continuing to move to the west northwest at 1 mph at the time the hurricane1 the National Weather Service at MiarmV Forecasters said if Allen continues on the present course at the current speed hurricane conditions could be in effect along the Texas coast within 36 They said hurricane warnings would likely be issued for portions of the watch area later Highest winds in the hurricane were at 145 Allen continues to be an extremely dangerous hurricane and is expected to strengthen again later forecasters At 5 when the watch was Allen was located near Latitude North and Longitude Small craft from the mouth of the Mississippi River westward to the Mexican gulf coast including the Yucatan peninsula and around western Cuba were urged to remain in Inside 2A REAL The watch was issued only hours before the Disaster Emergency Management Agency was to hold a meeting in Dallas to organize 35 federal agencies and volunteer relief organizations that might be called upon should the hurricane strike the Texas On oil companies evacuated more than employees from offshore disasters workers poured intothe and residents stocked up their supplies ofr bottled plywood and Were just about clean out of can said Rod a Houston supermarket John another supermarket said he made plans Thursday to restock his rapidlydwindling sup plies of powdered canned batteries and About 400 Red Cross nationwidewere placed on alert and at least 100 were en route to the Texas spokeswoman Jo Anne Jones said in These are disaster preparedness people with experience in mass feeding and There are more than 400 on standby in the Midwest and as far away as They are preparing to set up shelters and get ready for mass Jones The backed by more than JOO radioequipped emergency planned to stage a watch from stations in Corpus Victoria and Roland coordinator for the Salvation Army in San said the local unit was on standby to join units from other Texas He said mobile canteen units were fully equipped with blankets and medical Bob a Houston lumber yard said residents had depleted his stores supply of masking tape by noon Thursday and that he had very little plywood Search called off for missing helicopter NEW ORLEANS AP The Coast Guard called off its search today for a helicopter that crashed in the Gulf of Mexico while evacuating oil rig workers in the advance of Hurricane Thirteen people were aboard the helicopter when it went down Wed nesday night in the stormtossed Gulf of about 60 miles southwest of Four bodies and scraps of wreckage were recovered The iden tities of those known dead were not released The southern Gulf of Mexico was being churned by winds from Hurricane which was more than 500 south of when the Air Logistics helicopter went down while evacuating Five of the passengers worked for Ocean Drilling and Exploration and seven worked for companies servicing the ODECO Evacuations from drilling rigs and producing platforms also were un derway by Chevron Gulf Oil and Shell Oil ODECO identified its employees as Robert of College Texas Stephen and Brandon both of Lawrence Neebe of Houma and Joe of The pilot of the Bell 205 helicopter was identified as Neil of Pen Fla Interest spreads in Crime Watch Residents of 14 area subdivisions have expressed interest in Crime a neighborhood program that in three months has brought to a halt burglaries in the Cypress Rapids area in The New Braunfels Board of Realtors is paying for signs and promoting the The New Braunfels is supplying window Police Chief Burney Boeck will speak at the Realtors monthly meeting 25 to create en thusiasm for a seminar to be held in Marilyn the original driving force behind the said Thats Last while Lewter at tended the first Crime Watch organizational her own home was It was the fourth since the neighborhood was first But it was the last too there have been no breakins at Cypress Rapids Marilyn got fired up about and did a bangup said Jan who will inherit the leadership role now that Lewter is So far everybodys been very willing to and not just Estes said in an interview at her home They know the theyre out there all the and they know the makes and models of cars better than a lot of So weve started a as Estes Each block has a block The idea if youre going to be gone for any length of you notify your neighbors on the and and you tell your block she The kids can mow the lawn and pick up your check on the We check out anyone who looks out of We even checked the sewer people Estes Marvin a neighbor of Estes and said most of the burglaries occurred during the daytime The nonworking women in the neighborhood are mostly involved during the the men in the he I dont think its tourists that rob homes its people familiar with the he Virtually evey home in Cypress Rapids cooperates with the and now the search is on for organizers in other Each neighborhood will be responsible for its own Estes She referred to a list of interested residents of Mission Landa River Oaks and other developments around the The neighborhoods that start their own program have to be approved by Lewter Hell determine if most of the people there are fired up or she   

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