Wednesday, September 22, 1982

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 22, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas Texas Uc r op CISD may make switch to sevenmember board By DEBBIE TURNER Staff writer Having nine board members was once but not any CISDs attorney Lonnie Chunn confirmed Tuesday The original election process resulted in a ninemember which provided for the consolidation of eight rural school Chunn that policy is not in compliance with Chapter 2J of the Texas Education That Section states that public schools of an independent school district shall be under the control and management of a board of seven To rectify the the board authorized Chunn to look into two cures 1 the have the Texas Legislature pass legislation and 2 to proceed through the courts in a Quo Warranto Quo Warranto is a Judicial proceeding brought for the purpose of determining whether or not a person or persons are properly holding a public The question of why nine sur faced in a review of CISD policies by a staff attorney for the Texas Association of School A letter to Edgar dated July stated The districts policy indicates that the school district has nine trustees on its Boards of Education can only be established in the manner provided for in the Education See Page 12A VoW THE ALMOST HERE Comal County Fair opens with march tonight Its Night in Old New Braunfels at the Comal County with discount carnival music by high school groups and the traditional dance contest in the Comal High school stage bands will play from 7 to 8 in the The Kinderchor will follow with a special A Grand March will lead off the dance played by the Cloverleaf Orchestra at 9 and couples will then be invited to try their hand at waltz and country and western After the prices are the orchestra will continue to play until 11 Admission is Its Family Evening Madness on the carnival Instead of fussing with individual carnivalgoers can purchase a wrist good for continuous rides from 611 The central business of the fair is also well Stilllife exhibits were setting up all with crops and other categories to be judged Poultry and rabbits were also to be brought in All rabbit entries are due by 7 and all poultry by 9 Judging in both areas will begin at 8 with exhibits opening to the public at 1 Livestock will be moving into the barns starting at noon Judging of market lambs and breeding sheep and goats will be Friday Market steers and breeding cattle will be judged and the pig futurity contest opens at 5 The 1982 Rodeo Queen will be crowned at 7 Thursday in the just before a dance by the Abbey Fair activities will be in full bloom by Friday The childrens Pet Parade will depart at from Wuests parking lot on West San The main parade will start at Santa Clara and San Antonio at 10 proceeding toward the Main New Braunfels New Texas 186 Zdtung WEDNESDAY September 25 cents 40 Sections USPS 377880 Beirut massacre may topple Begin By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Prime Minister Menachem Begins government fought for survival today in a stormy parliamentary debate over its rejection of an of ficial inquiry into the massacre of refugees in west presidential envoy Philip Habib was due to arrive in Beirut to supervise the redeployment of a multinational peacekeeping which Israel agreed to under heavy The United States also has demanded that Israeli forces In Energy Minister Yitzhak Berman told reporters he had submitted his resignation and would vote against the government to protest Begins refusal to set up an inquiry into the slaughter of hundreds of mainly Moslem refugees at the Chatilla and Sabra camps in west Beirut last Various estimates of the number of victims ranged from 300 to Defense Minister Ariel Sharon told Parliament the Israeli army helped plan and gave limited support to a Christian militia operation but did not imagine in our blackest dreams that hundreds would be Sharon said at one point the Israelis fired flares to light up the area at the Phalangists But he said that on Friday morning a senior officer told the Israeli commander that he was worried about the Phalangists actions and that the com Amir immediately ordered the action Sharon said Israeli troops stayed out of the camps and that the Chatilla camp cleared absolutely of Phalangists on Saturday But he said that even the Israelis did not know that a massacre had taken No soldier or commander of the Israel Defense forces took part in this terrible Sharon told The Lebanese which entered west Beirut for the first time in seven years when PLO guerrillas were evacuated last expanded the area of its taking over parts of the port and the bombravaged commercial center from Israeli Split board Officers capture James Sparks behind New Braunfels High School Staff photos by John Senter NBHS student expelled on 42 vote By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Calling it a difficult the New Braunfels school board voted Tuesday night to expel a 17yearold male student for the remainder of this school year for being in possession of alcohol on school The a senior at New Braunfels High was scheduled to graduate in May before the board made its Trustees of the New Braunfels Independent School District met in closed door session for over an hour Tuesday to discuss the About half that time was spent talking withthe student and his In an interview after the boards noted that the sevenmember school board had been split in its A portion of the trustees wanted to expel the student for only one Hendricks But the majority of the wanted him expelled for the remainder of the school he The final vote was 4 to 2 to expel the senior for the rest of the school Trustees Gene Scott and William Lee voted against the while school board members Rudy Bob Garland Lloyd and Don Bedford voted to expel him for the remainder of the School board president Margy Waldrip did not voice a Hendricks said the student had been caught in possession of alcohol on school grounds after a home football The student was suspended from classes for 10 which is a typical procedure according to NBISDs Hendricks Tuesday was the tenth day of the students This is the first such case involving alchohol or drug possession that the school board has con sidered this After the vote was taken Waldrip told the student and his parents that it was a very difficult decision for the board to have to Countywide chase nets robbery suspects See Page 12A A flat tire was the suspects undoing ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Two San Antonio youths were arraigned at the Comal County sheriffs office at noon Wednesday after allegedly robbing a Canyon Lake threatening her with a knife and then leading authorities on a highspeed chase across the County county con New Braunfels police and Texas Highway Patrol units chased the two younsters from FM south on FM 3159 to Texas The suspects were forced to abandon their car at the gate of Newks Tennis then fled on foot in opposite A 15yearold Latin male was apprehended a short distance from the The other 18 yearold James was picked up shortly after 9 at New Braunfels High where he reportedly was seen trading shirts with a Both youths were charged with aggravated Howard Justice of the Peace precinct set Sparks bond at The 1973 Chevrolet Nova the suspects drove is believed to be stolen from a San Antonio re said sheriffs investigator Rvty The alleged robbery occurred at outside a UTotem store in The suspects reportedly stopped there for gasoline and another belonging to 33 yearold Suzan Jane parked outside with the keys in and motor See Page 12A Inside County Fair Forecast Comal County forecast calls for sunny and warm today and Thur and fair Light winds will be from the northeast and variable Sunset will be at and sunrise Thursday will be at TV 11B Tax rolls board At CISD board members were stunned Tuesday night when Edgar Willhelm preliminary tax rolls received last Tuesday from the County Tax Ap praisal Office were unacceptable for use in preparing 1982 tax Their bewilderment quickly turned to when CISD Tax Assessor Collector Neuse concluded his description of some of the major 40odd discrepancies he had found in the preliminary tax board members became obviously concerned when Willhelm hinted about a farreaching result of the districts tax The problem is we cant set our tax rate until the tax rolls are usable and Until that is we wont have money coming and may have to borrow some in the foreseeable For Neuse CISD has prepared its tax roll by dividing it into four different categories alphabetically recorded alphabetically and with block and lots in a certain sub division numerically unrecorded following the same procedure as recorded subdivisions and In some our pattern established in previous years was followed by the Appraisal Neuse But in a great number of our pattern was deleted and a different method That major shortcoming essen tially makes the preliminary tax rolls unacceptable to tie into CISDs computer services with Sigma Data the company with which CISD has a contract for 1982 and In the early part of the chief Neuse had asked that CISD outline in writing how it wanted tax information in We did this by letter on by outlining the same system we had used for many Neuse We were never notified that changes would be and were not made award of the changes until the preliminary roll was received last Some of the discrepancies listed for the board include Improper property description of acreage The survey name is omitted from the description This description is needed in order to produce a correct tax roll and tax Real and personal property located within the New Braunfels Independent School District appears on Comal ISO Duplication of property and Property was transferred back to previous Addresses were not changed andor added to the property owners These were forwarded to the appraisal district in the form of a letter on a monthly basis since the beginning of In some acreage tracts that showed an improvement value in 1981 do not show one for CISD has no way of knowing if these were combined with another tract for 1982 or omitted from the ap praisal Property appears with a Delinquent Tax Ac count delinqunt tax accoutns cannot be combined with a current tax The personal property in Comal appears in 36 different A through CISD always had two the old and the new Exempt church property ap pears on the recorded as taxable Some entries show a parcel of property just with a street They should either show as a lot in a subdivision or an acreage tract with a Lots in platted subdivisions are not reflected as lots with the See TAX Page 12A