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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 5, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Texas Dallas Lots of new faces Staff turnover dominated city in 1982 By DYANNEPRY Staff writer Fire chiefs of 1982Elmer Zipp Darwin Wetz and Jack Wilson took his place part one of two Its been a year of changes for the City of New Braunfels in Since the courthouse bells rang in the city has gotten a new public works a new a new director of parks and recreation and a new city at A policeman was fired in and the echoes are still being heard at City The Fire Department has operated under three different and a hew man is sitting in the fire marshals Some of the changes took place in an orderly City Sanitarian Charlie Smith retired April to be replaced by a younger Rick Public Works Director Tex Yeary stepped down in but still does some contract work for the His old job was taken by former building codes inspector Fred Disorder marked the course of other personnel for the dismissal of patrolman Domingo Herrera after 11 years on the It started with a fund drive for the Muscular Dystrophy Local policemen manned street corners and collected more than but Police Chief Burney Boeck found missing at the end of the The testimony of a coupled with polygraph con vinced Boeck that Herrera had taken the The chief fired him on 19 and issued a report to City A Grand Jury reviewed the case in but found insufficient evidence to indict Herrera for Within the some 50 members of New Braunfels Hispanic community staged a march on City protesting the patrolmans Some of the same led by Aguinaldo Nayo came to City Council on April 12 to demand an investigation of the One of See Page 12A New Braunfels New Texas 92 3 28 Pages3 Sections WEDNESDAY 1983 25 cents USPS 377880 Sniffer dogs to debut this month By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer The first formal inspection of New Braunfels schools for illegal drugs and alchohbl should take place this Hendricks is expecting Securities Associates International to return to the district before the end of January with its sniffer dogs to search Theyll more than likely be in this month to patrol the parking area and he told school trustees We expect them back sometime later this SAI was hired by the New Braunfels Independent School District late last year to keep local campuses free from drugs and alcohol and to educate students of the dangers involved in their Shortly before school recessed for the Christmas represen tatives from SAI visited campuses to See Page 12A Studying the matter New Braunfels school board members Don Bedford left and Garland Lloyd carefully consider the districts expansion plans at Tuesdays board Architects have presented the school Staff photo by Jackie Smith board with a million list of suggestions as to how the New Braunfels school district can be expanded to meet its growing A workshop will be held next Gramm quits House seat AUSTIN AP Phil Gramm submitted his resignation to Bill Clements saying in a oneline letter that he will vacate his congressional post at the close of business Clements said he received the letter about and immediately sent it to Secretary of State David who will advise the governor on the process and procedures of calling a special If that is what he Gramm wants is a special election and that is what the law I will call Grarnrn in his letter didnot mention a special election or say if he would quit the Democratic Party and seek to regain his seat as a Gramrn earlier had told Republicans he intended to resign his seat and run as a a source in Washington told The Associated The congressman had scheduled an 11 CST news conference in Bryan to announce his The House Steering and Policy Committee voted 264 Monday to oust Gramm from the Budget Committee where he spearheaded the campaign for President Reagans economic GOP congressional have said they will recommend a place be reserved for Gramm on that panel if he regains his House seat as a Gramm could have opted to switch parties without some observers said seeking reelection as a Republican could be politically astute because Democrats would have little time to prepare for a special Gramm returned to his Texas district Tuesday to pore through letters he received amid speculation that he would switch See Page 12A Comal ISO to appeal ruling on Encino Park By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Comal Independent School District trustees put on boxing gloves Tuesday swinging to appeal the deannexation of Encino Park to Northeast Independent School District in Bexar After an almost twohour executive bout with CISD Attorney Lonnie the boards intentions came from Trustee David Boatner I make a instructing our attorney to appeal to the Commissioner of and to pursue our share of the bonded in The vote was The Encino Park deannexation fight began over three years and came to a head on 6 of last CISD Edgar Willhelm appeared before the Bexar County Com missioners acting as the countys Board of and asked that the deannexation request be Encino Park is by far the most valuable portion of CISDs Bexar County area in terms of future tax Willhelm and the proposed detachment would set a dangerous precedent for future attempts of detachment of CISD The Bexar County Commissioners Court took the matter under then ruled in favor of the detachment on The disputed area involves a mile tract within which includes the Encino Park Only a handful of schoolage children live in the area But an estimated students are expected to reside there by The main thrust behind our action last night is we as a school to protect the integrity of this districts Willhelm said And we feel this is setting too dangerous of a precedent to go The CISD school board had 30 days from the date of the Bexar Commissioners Courts to announce a notice of The Commissioner of Education has a 30day time limit to hold a This same Commissioner of Education made a decision in similar to our but in Mansfield Independent School Willhelm said He ruled that both Commissioners Courts in Tarrant and Johnson counties had to riot just Its an old but its still on the I Possible rulings from the Commissioner of Education boil down to two basic choices Hell either decide that just Bexar Countys okay is all that is or hell rule the issue has to go to Comal County Commissioners A condition to the detachment from CISD and the annexation to NEISD is that the bonded indebtedness affecting the territory be Encino represented by New Braunfels attorney Bennie Bock have outlined a desire to entirely pay off the bonded indebtedness represented by the The real contrast on this issue is Willhelm Its the developers who are pushing for They say the people out there want to But the people arent there In other action the board voted unanimously for longterm suspensions of a freshman and a both from Smithson Valley High The suspension is in connection with a 8 in which the students were accused of possession of marijuana on the school sunset Panel votes to abolish Utilities Commission AUSTIN AP The states controversial Public Utility Commission may face a tough fight in the Legislature after the state Sunset Advisory Com mission voted to get rid of The panel seemed to surprise even itself Tuesday when its members voted 73 for abolition of the eight yearold agency after meeting for 2 Mi hours on other The commissions action is only a recom mendation to the which convenes but ensures that complaints about the agency will get serious attention from Sunset Commission members themselves said they do not expect the Legislature to disband the but called the vote a strong message for In its last on the commission rejected a plan to improve the PUC by establishing a counsel to represent residential ratepayers and eliminating the fuel adjustment clause an automatic passthrough to customers when fuel costs go Supporters of the reform package vowed to try Kent tried to re introduce the reform legislation but Ed DTexarkana and Sunset said the motion was out of Caperton seemed ready to give up when former Legislative Budget Board Director Vernon McGee moved for abolition of the Our message was that the Public Utility Com mission can only be viable if changes are made to the agency from being controlled by the in said Consumers Union Texas Director Carol a member of the Sunset The vote came after the commission approved minor changes in the Railroad Commission and State Board of Insurance but voted to keep Until Tuesdays the which reviews all state agencies had produced no recommendation on the threemember PUC despite intense feelings and lengthy testimony about the Opponents of the PUC contend it is controlled by phone and fuel who regularly receive generous rate hikes from the The PUC not only sets but guarantees companies a rate of figuring in capital investments such as power plant PUC Chairman Moak Rollins argues that the guaranteed rate of return actually saves ratepayers money by keeping the utility companys bond rating up and cost of borrowing I doubt seriously that it will Rollins said Tuesday of abolishing the This is a recommendation to the I dont an ticipate that it will be the final legislative Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for mostly cloudy and mild not so cold and partly cloudy and warmer Winds be easterly at 510 mph and southerly at less than 10 mph Sunset will be at 546 and sunrise Thursday will be at i Cougars hold on Canyons Cougars took an exciting victory over crosstown rival New Braunfels in the opener of district play for both teams Tuesday night at Smithson Valley foiled over Marble Details in CLASSIFIED PEATHS 2A 4A 68B 3B 2A 11A SPORTS STOCKS TVMSTINGS 810A 12A 3A NBISD tables debate on school needs Trustees started Tuesday to pick and chose among the million worth of suggestions architects have for expanding the New Braunfels Independent School At the request of school board member Garland they stopped as quickly as they Lloyd asked that the discussion be postponed since he it was not on the agenda and were not Honoring his trustees agreed to meet next Tuesday at in the library of New Braunfels High School to hold a workshop session to decide which of the ar chitects suggestions are most im At their 7 trustees were presented with a million shopping list from Jessen Associates the Austin ar chitectural firm hired by the district to work on its expansion This shopping which has since become known as the master included cost estimates for renovating the districts campuses and construction a new elementary school to meet the districts Prior to Lloyds Trustee Rudy Reimer and NBISD Hendricks agreed that the number one priority among the million list should be a new elementary If youre asking for opinions a new elementary school should be number said Hendricks but said the entire elementary program of the district which called for the renovation of current elementary should be number Rather than calling for separate bond Reimer felt the district should call for a bond issue for the entire rather than having one in 1983 and again in Trustee William Lee reminded the board to keep in mind that other public entities specifically the are currently considering See Page 12A
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