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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 23, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas Tragic accident Two local men killed in crash north of Seguin By DYANNEFRY Stiff writer Sunday mornings foggy weather proved fatal to two New Braunfels men traveling in Guadalupe Sam Ciarella and Fabian Caballero were pronounced dead at the scene of an ac cident at Texas Highway 123 and FM 1339 near was a resident of 1355 Edwards lived at 1663 Post Their 1979 Ford pickup was hit by an International truck tractor pulling an empty cattle The driver of that 25yearold Reymundo San was admitted to the Guadalupe Valley Hospital complaining of back The state highway trooper in charge of the case didnt think the trucks speed was a factor in the visibility and road conditions probably Its hard to stop an 18wheeler even on dry he As slick as it was Sunday and visibility was approximately onequarter of a The truck was northbound on Caballero and Ciarella came up 1339 from the approached the Tintersection of the two roads and attempted to go south on turning left across the tractortrailers The 18wheeler struck the pickup broadside and knocked it more than 200 feet to the The top was sliced and both occupants thrown from their Funeral services for Caballero were to be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church at 4 with the Joe Audet in Burial was to be in the Peter Paul The rosary was recited Monday night at Zoeller Caballero was a lifelong resident of New Braun born 1922 to Antonio Caballero and Narzisa Estrada He was a construction supervisor by a member of American Legion See Page 14 Divers body still lost offshore at Canyon Lake Eighteenyearold Angle Marie who disappeared Sunday while diving in Canyon was still missing as of Weve failed to find anything said County Sheriff Walter The young Seguin resident of 1048 Country Club went down offshore at Comal Park at approximately She is presumed but officials havent been able to locate her body in the heavily silted Fellers has requested the loan on an underwater camera froni the Corps of Engineers station at Canyon to help in the Weve used it he Several years another person drowned at the same spot In the Its a treacherous the Way I understand the sheriff One of his workers reported steep underwater with water depths varying from 30 to 120 At the time of her disappearance Kowalik was with a 10 person class from Dive World of San New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZeitung 227 14 Pages TUESDAY November 25 cants 227 USPS 377880 Soviets Reagan accuses WASHINGTON AP Lifting the lid on secret arms control President Reagan is accusing the Soviet Union of turning its back on his proposal to eliminate nuclear weapons from In a report to the nation Monday Reagan sharply criticized the stance taken by Soviet saying they offered nothing dramatically new to curb the nuclear arms The who accused the Kremlin of bad faith in arms control focused his criticism on the SS20 calling it the most threatening of the Soviet nuclear Although the Soviet leaders earlier this year declared they had frozen deployment of this dangerous Reagan they have in fact continued He said the Soviets are adding a threeheaded missile to their SS20 arsenal each and now have 600 targeted on Western the Middle East and Europe while the United States has none aimed at the Soviet The bar has gone through the Reagan told his television audience while a graphics display flashed on TV screens across the A thick red line marked the Soviet buildup while blue remained at A year Reagan offered his zerooption Under the United States and its NATO allies would shelve the scheduled deployment of 572 Pershing II and cruise missiles in West Britain and Italy if the Soviets would scuttle their Euromissiles The arms control negotiations in Swit zerland have been conducted in strict But to make his the president lifted the veil a little and accused the Soviets of The Soviet Union thus far has shown little in clination to take this major step to zero he He also urged action at the negotiating table on his proposed treaty to cut by onethird the current total of and Soviet intercontinental ballistic missile Our proposals would eliminate some warheads and some Reagan I think that would be quite a service to In his appeal to the Reagan suggested measures the superpowers could adopt to cut down the possibility of nuclear war by accident or These included advance notification of all and Soviet test launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles and improving the emergency Hotline teleprinter between Washington and And he offered the Soviets unspecified basic in formation about nuclear forces in order to clear away some of the mutual ignorance and suspicion between our two It still takes weapons to prevent Reagan said of his decision to bunch 100 MX missiles See Page 14 by John Senler Tom Purdum Wayne Cope and Suzanne Herbelin look over the new audiovisual room City Council delays action on redistricting proposal MALDEF wants to take the map home and look it The City Council thinks its just as well if City Attorney John Chunn does the With everyones legal counsel still checking Council chose not to take any action Monday on the district election system proposed by the Charter Review Chairman Margaret Naegelin presented the committees recommendations in with complete legal descriptions of the four proposed districts as drawn from census block District 1 contains percent MexicanAmerican District 2 contains 30 percent district percent and district The plan calls for one council member to be elected from each of the four with three other members to be elected at large by plurality all in the same In making its the charter committee received input from Jose an attorney for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Judith an associate of came to Mondays council meeting and commended Naegelins committee for its she said her group would need to make a careful study of the plan before it could safely give an en Inside I think theres some possibility that percent figure can be she MALDEF had asked the committee to establish one district with a minority population approaching 65 SandersCastro also outlined the legal defense groups preferred rules for election of atlarge council members theyre to be elected all in one and the three candidates that get the most votes No place no runoffs for a and no antisingleshot The council was a little confused on that last and so was the charter committee when it met At that Naegelin said she thought MALDEF wanted to make sure no one was casting more than one vote for a particular As SandersCastro explained an antisingleshot rule says a vote must be cast for every place on the If three candidates were a ballot that had only one or two votes thrown MALDEF doesnt like this It contends that a citizen has the right to vote for only one candidate if he thinks only one is The atlarge ballot should Vote for no more than three can In any Naegelin the charter review See Page 14 purdum demonstrates the sophisticated audiovisual controls Honors Hall Chamber to unveil new facility today By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer A dream will come true for Chamber of Commerce officials when dedication ceremonies are held this afternoon for Honors an audio visual con ference Tom chairman of the Chambers building expansion proudly gave his final report on the progress of the facility at the Chambers board meeting With the exception of a few little polishing points and a little bit of Honors Hall is basically Burrus A few little things like the foundation and the roof joked Donnie presidentelect of the Chambers board of In giving update reports at the Chambers last few monthly Burrus has been teased for always saying that the facility was almo com he issued a public invitation to everyone and their family and friends to the public showing of the which will be held today from to 8 A reception is planned for the lobby of the Civic from which small groups will be taken on tours of Honors where a slide show presentation will be Burrus Ground was broken on Honors Hall located behind the Chambers existing offices in Sep Chamber directors solicited con tributions from the community to pay for con struction The community came through for the See HONORS Page 14 Todays Weather It will be windy and cold this and Wednesday with rain Winds will be from the north at 1520 mph and gusty this increasing to 1525 mph A lake wind advisory is in effect for this Probability of rain is 40 percent and 70 percent tonight and Sunset will be at and sunrise Wednesday will be at The extended outlook for Thanksgiving Day is cold and High School Hoops Monday night was opening night for five of the six area high school basketball The Canyon girls beat the Smithson Valley the New Braunfels girls the Smithson Valley and Canyon boys both won and the New Braunfels boys start play See Pages County sets hearing on tax rate Following the letter of the law especially tax law can result in confusion as Commissioners Court found out Even though county taxes will probably be going down 10 cents from last years 33cent total county tax the court is still legally required to hold and advertise for a public hearing to discuss a tax County Auditor Bate Bond noted Theres only going to be about a 16 percent increase in taxes over last Bond told But the paper advertisements will show over a 50 percent increase in the effective tax And because of this increase in the effective tax the court is legally required to advertise and hold a public Commissioners called for this hearing to be held on 6 at in their The actual county tax will probably amount to 23 cents per Bond Were decreasing the total county tax rate from 33 to 23 But property values listed on this years county tax rolls have gone up because the Central Appraisal District reassessed each parcel of land at fair market So even if the tax rate goes an individual property owner might still be paying more some homeowners might still be paying less taxes this year since the court approved a 40percent homestead exemption earlier this year for qualifying This exemption was the result of a 1981 state constitutional amendment passed by the Legislature giving counties the authority to grant an additional 40 percent homestead exemption to those taxpayers who This amendement is Bond to shift a bigger burden onto business and industrial taxpayers from residential But by granting this 40 percent this has lowered the amount of tax that can be raised by Comal County below last years Bond said in an earlier in Actual taxes total tax revenues coming into the county will go up 16 he But according to the tax code the percentage has got to be the percentage of increase over the effective tax which will be near 50 he See Page 14
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