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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 8, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas an Texas Wit Oh womble New annexation laws outlined New state laws on municipal annexation are going to change some things at City City planner Debra Goodwin briefed the New Braunfels planning and zoning commission Tuesday night on the new laws and how they will affect future annexation There have been two major Before initiating annexation the City Council must hold two public and one must be in the area considered for The law previously required just one hearing at a place of the councils Before publishing notices for those the city must have available a plan for extending municipal services into the considered So called soft services police and fire garbage pickup and maintenance of existing water and wastewater facilities must be provided within 60 days after the area becomes part of the Hard services such as new water connections and sewer may require more but the city has to provide Any capital improvements needed in the new area fire sewage treatment plants must be under construction within two and a half and must also be included in the service The old law never required a specific and it gave cities three years to provide all services where economically said city ad ministrative assistant Court The economically feasible thing is still in he In the case of some strip an which might involve only one or two the cost of extending sewer lines there might be If there were a subdivision that would be a different Planners and zoners spent a few minutes discussing the twohearing which is new for home rule cities such as New General law cities have been subject to this requirement for several Commissioners noted that some of the areas targeted for annexation in future years dont offer ideal locations for public On the street if Goodwin nodded in response to their questioning Or out in somebodys One Texas city recently hired a helicopter and parachuted its council into the target area for a she But thats the City Councils The commission was more interested in the service plan which might affect their recom mendations to the See Page MA Thieves steal items from fairgrounds A theft over was reported Tuesday at the Comal County Fairgrounds horse training stables by trainer Bobby Boltcutters were used to gain entry into the stables sometime between Friday and A horse saddle valued at another used saddle worth and 800 pounds of feed were missing from inside the stables outside the horse stalls a solid iron wheelbarrow and two cushioned chairs were reported In other policerelated John McPherson of 241 reported his fishing boat was stolen from the banks of the Guadalupe River between 9 Monday and 6 The fiberglass light green fishing boat with dark green seats was valued at and the 7horsepower blue and white boat engine on it at New Braunfels New Texas 176 Zeltung WEDNESDAY 1982 25 cents 38 Pages Sections USPS 377880 Queries deluge appraisal district ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer The Comal County Appraisal District is all but buried under a sea of Theyre streaming down the telephone trickling in the side and pouring through the where they threaten to overflow the dam created by a chesthigh customers Things were quieter in the back where the Appraisal Review Board held session Tuesday and At the owner of a home on Coll Street was ushered in and seated comfortably in the hot seat in front of the boards Ushaped Weve got you surrounded smiled one of the six review board Like most review board this taxpayer was concerned about the large jump 80 percent in the appraised value of her home between this year and last Is this your property asked review board chairman Kenneth handing her two Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for partly cloudy this afternoon and fair with a 20 percent chance of thundershowers this afternoon through Winds will be from the southeast at 1015 mph becoming light Sunset will be at and sunrise Thursday will be at DEAR This is a real nice picture of the the woman My house looks bigger than it because its real spread But its not The board and chief appraiser Glenn Brucks assured her the garage and enclosed porch were not counted into the square footage of living space listed on the Ive talked to my and their houses didnt go up that the woman Would you mind giving us those so we can pull their cards Fiedler The board had 21 appointments a few of which were Fifteen were scheduled for and 13 for who has served in the past on county Boards of said this board is getting about the same percentage of angry Youll have some people a very small who come in with a chip on their he Most have been and they feel better after they talk to he A lot of them just dont understand the Peveto Bill said board member Joseph The appraisal district staff tries to handle most of those cases at the front but the review board still spends a lot of time There have been some legitimate The board has found some values to be and made Fiedler Where theres a board members plan to drive out and look at the property The new appraisal created by state law in is undoubtedly causing Parking space at 130 Mill has been scarce since the first notices went out and its almost im possible to reach the office by Lines are constantly But of the thousands of taxpayers who have contacted the only 77 to date have asked to see the review Fortynine of those are being considered this Property owners who received their tax notices after 30 will have until 20 to file com The review board will reconvene at that Reaching out Staff photo by Jackie Smith Rick Schultz outlines the new program Students to help elderly in program adopted by NBISD By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Its a case of the young reaching out to the old and if all goes as both groups will A which calls for New Braunfels High School students working with local nursing homes to get elderly citizens more involved in student was approved Tuesday night by the NB school The program is designed to provide senior citizens including those which dont live in nursing homes with interesting activities to In doing so it is hoped that the senior citizens outlook on the youth of NBISD will be said Rick the student member of the NBISD school a member of the student council of New Braunfels High which is cosponsoring the program with the National Honor Society of presented the progam for school trustees con sideration According to the guidelines of the which trustees unanimously the school district will be responsible for providing tran sportation for the elderly to and from home foot ball Free transportation will be available at two sites Laurel Plaza Apartments and Eden Schultz Buses will begin picking up people at these two spots at approximately Friday for that nights home football Schultz Nursing home residents will be provided with free tickets if they have a Golden Unicorn Elderly citizens over 65 with a will be able to purchase tickets at he Any resident of the school over age is eligible for a Golden Unicorn Schulz The passes are available at the NBISD tax office to those showing proof of residence and he ad Information on how to obtain football tickets in conjunction with the program will also be available at the tax Schultz Nurses from Oakcrest Inn rest home have agreed to accompany senior citizens to the See Page 14A Terminally ill senator takes Pro Tern post AUSTIN AP John who has inoperable lung had to rise from his wheelchair to take the oath of office as assistant presiding of ficer of the My feeluigs go so much deeper than just caring about Wilson told his and my feelings for this state go so much deeper than just caring about lit he the foun da lion the principles upon which this great country was founded are more alive and well in Texas than anywhere in the Those principles are democracy and freedom and free enterprise and We are the standard I for the Several senators appeared on the verge of tears Tuesday during Wilsons remarks and the 21 speeches praising When Bill Hobby an nounced that DLa had been elected by spectators in the balcony joined senators in giving him a standing 43 on took the oath of office from Bill who I cant think of anything Id rather Wilsons election as Senate president pro tempore means that he will have an opportunity to serve as governor for a He announced in June 1980 that he had a form of lung cancer that usually leaves its victims 10 to 15 years to He was elected to his first term in the Senate that year and is a candidate for re election this a served in the House for eight He has sponsored major legislation in the and he has undergone cancer treatment since the disease was I think youve added another chapter to profiles of said Pete He does in what in his heart is said Carl Parker D Port For many of us he serves as the conscience of the said Jack If its in tegrity or you spell it He exemplifies inmy mind what a devoted public servant should said John Embassy siege Polish group releases extends deadline until Friday Switzerland AP Hope for a bloodless end to the Polish Embassy hostage crisis mounted today after the terrorists released more hostages and extended to Friday their deadline to blow up the building and all Five including three were allowed to leave the captured building around midnight They were whisked away by That brought to eight the number of hostages freed by the members of the socalled Polish Revolutionary Home Army who seized the embassy threatening to kill their captives and themselves unless the Warsaw government rescinded all martial law measures within 48 Government spokesman Achille Casanova said there were five hostages left in the all members of the diplomatic He told The Associated Press that Swiss authorities hoped for more results from the negotiations and were increasingly confident of an end without blood Among the five remaining hostages was the embassys military Zygmunt who hid in a separate section of the embassy on the first day of the He was discovered by the terrorists Tuesday according to a Swiss government along with important papers and Casanova said members of the special Swiss crisis team were in constant telephone contact with the terrorists and that Justice Minister Kurt Furgler was personally involved in what he called intensive The first facetoface negotiations with the terrorists occurred A Polishborn priest and the Joseph visited the embassy and talked to the gunmen for about an Swiss officials have said from the start that their efforts are concentrated on a nonviolent solution but made it plain that they will not exclude stor ming the They will have to decide on a formal Polish request for allowing a special group ap parently an antiterrorist commando unit to fly to Switzerland to help the Swiss in efforts to release the remaining Rockthrowers severely injure motorist By DEBBIE TURNER Staff writer With his jaw wired deep cuts on his lower chin and and six teeth its hard to imagine Wayne OBryant a lucky what happened to OBryant and his wife over the Labor Day weekend was a classic case of being at the wrong place at the wrong But luck is what doctors say saved the life of Wayne OBryant and his wife Cindy were driving home on FM 3159 from San Antonio when two young boys in a dark blue small pickup passed by and threw a rock out the The which doctors estimate was traveling at a speed of 100 went through the OBryants windshield and hit Wayne square in the The rocks impact stunned but his wife managed to secure the steering wheel and stop the car just before the FM 311 The dark blue small pickup with smokecolored window glass was no longer in OBryant was taken to McKenna Memorial where he spent four hours in surgery Sunday and was in intensive care until noon His injuries were described by his Joe OBryant Wayne has facial lacerations on his lower The doctors say those scars will His lower lip is in horrible and his upper lip will be disfigured by a deep His jaw bone is but is wired together And six teeth are with the possibility of losing two When the four doctors who operated on the younger OBryant got out of they told his father the bad news then the They said if a rock had to strike my sons it picked the strongest bone to Waynes father Of his jaw bone is scattered all to you but the alternatives were The doctors said if the rock had struck my See Page 14A
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