Wednesday, February 2, 1983

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 2, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Texas tt Mitoh wom box W36 iftpnfrfr icorns rout LIQ even district recp New Braunffels New Texas 92 23 Zdtuno WEDNESDAY February 25 cents 32 Sections USPS 377rtdi Snow brings West Texas to standstill By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS businesses and highways were closed today across the Texas Panhandle in the wake of a winter storm that created snow drifts of up to 10 hampering road cleaning efforts and prompting warnings for residents to stay Scattered show continued to fall across the Panhandle and South Plains early today and the National Weather Service warned that another winter storm could arrive in the Panhandle on Friday or Snow showers were falling before dawn in the Permian Basinr near and east of Longview in far East the National Service Temperatures dipped into the 20s and 30s over most of the state before dawn as northwesterly winds at 15 to 25 mph buffeted all but South where readings were in the 50s before Wichita Palls endured wind chill readings below Travel is practically nonexistent in the northern parts of the and is extremely hazardous in the southern an NWS spokesman Law officers asked residents of the Panhandle and South Plains to avoid travel for the third straight Charles executive vice president of the Texas Cattle Feeders said the two storms that have hit the Panhandle were as severe as the storms during the winter of which proved to be disastrous to the cattle The Postal Service in Amarillo canceled mail deliveries Tuesday and the Amarillo International Airport remained closed throughout the day because of snowcovered They just cant plow Its too said airport tower secretary June Drifts up to 10 feet deep were reported in many Panhandle com and winds gusting up to 25 mph blew the powdery snow back on the roads behind snow Five deaths in traffic accidents were blamed on the Volunteers in used four wheeldrive vehicles to take nurses and medical workers to the citys The citys emergency medical service helicopter was Workers at the nearbyPantex nuclear weapons assembly plant were told to stay home for the first time in nine and all the schools were Potter County Sheriff Baker said there had been a good many wrecks and stranded but that no injuries had been reported in the county since the storm began We have weather like this two or three times a but it does seem like its a little worse this he We have 10 inches on the ground and it hasnt let up all You could definitely ski Amarillo if you wanted One auto supply dealer said finding tire chains in Amarillo was next to and estimated he could sell tire chains Tuesday for per Lynne Holt of the Dalhart Police Department in the far north Panhandle said major highways in and out of town were closed by the drifting Its just real she Peoples cattle have been walking over fences and getting and several were killed by the train before snow shut it All the schools in Stratford and surrounding areas are Authorities in Dumas reported eight inches of snow with drifts to eight The storm stranded about 25 people including a group of Fort Worth students on a ski residents in the Southeast Texas city of Beaumont began totaling the damage from a See Page 16A Bond issue NBISD trustees make plans for February 12 election By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer The million bond issue proposed for the expansion and renovation of New Braunfels Independent School District facilities has not generated interestin terms of absentee As of Wednesday six absentee votes had been cast with the districts administrative Absentee which began over a week will continue until district officials are busy planning for the bond election set for which they hope the public will For over an hour Tuesday NBISD trustees met in executive session discussing the districts contract with Jessen and the Austin architectural firm han dling the districts expansion The board also discussed acquisition of land to be used for another elementary which according to the proposed bond is needed to meet the districts growing The addition of this new school will take much of the load off the present elementary schools which are reaching architects have Following the closed trustees instructed the districts at Jack Borchers to continue negotiations concerning the acquisition of In an interview following the Hendricks said the property being considered by the district could be used in place of or in addition to property the district has already put money The has taken a option down payment on a 20acre tract of land off FM 725 to be used for new elementary Discussion of the districts contract with Jessen and Associates concerned finetuning and minute details such as wording and phrasing of the Hendricks who was optimistic that the district would come to an agreement on the architects con said he did not forsee the district changing architectural If approximately million of the million bond issue would go toward the construction of the new elementary Approximately million would go toward airconditioning all of the districts schools presently not air conditioned and the remaining money would be used to expand and renovate current campuses and build a new administrative The bond issue is according to district officials and Jessen ar to meet the districts growing which it has been estimated will increase by more than 50 percent in the next NBISDs current enrollment is approximately ar chitects have stated that the total capacity of the district is only meaning the district has little room to See Page 16A Getting MADD Bentsen named Texan of the Year Lloyd of the Year Stall photo For his outstanding career in the field of public Lloyd Bentsen has been named this years recipient of the Texan of the Year who last November was elected to his third term in the will be in New Braunfels March 10 to receive this award at the 17th annual Texaslegislative In addition to appearing at a reception March a Democrat from is at tempting to clear his schedule so lie may also be the keynote speaker at the conferences noon luncheon on March the Legislative Conference offers a program of speakers which include elected and appointed and other public and governmental leaders who are knowledgeable of legislative The New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce cosponsors the event with the Texas State Chamber of Com The conference advisory commitee and arrangements committee at tempt each year to obtain as speakers a panel of state and national leaders who represent a a wide scope of political For the first time in many this years advisory committee has a new Former special prosecutor Leon who died in had Taking over for him this year is Ben Love of president of Texas Commerce Bancshares The conference arrangements committee this year is led by New Braunfelser Doyle was chosen because of his outstanding career in public affairs Wade president of the Texas State Chamber of The Texan of the Year award is given each year in conjunction with the Texas Legislative Conference to emphasize the need to in a those individuals who have given in the field of publicaffairs for the benefit of Previous recipients of award include Vice President George Ambassador Anne Judge Robert Lady Bird Governor Dolph Congressman George Governor John Connally and Former Baylor University President Abner born in 1922 in received his law degree from the University of Texas School of in He served in World War II as a Major and at the age of 23 was a B24 Squadron Commander in the Army Air During the he flew 50 bomber missions over Europe and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with three oak leaf After returning to the Rio Grande Bentsen at 25 became the youngest county judge in Texas when he was elected to that seat in Hidalgo He then became the youngest member of Congress at the age of 27 in Following three successive terms of office he temporarily left the public arena for private In he was elected as Senator from Bentsen is past chairman of the See Page 16A Local man wants to start chapter here By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Grant and Helen Butler and their desire to form a Mothers Against Drunk Drivers MADD chapter in New Braunfels have the Welcome mat from County Attorney Bill I welcome it a local MADD In I look forward to Reimer said I can appreciate the counterweight it might and I like the idea of what MADD groups are There hasnt been a tragedy in the Butler family to spur this deep feeling against drunk In theres no personal motivation behind their efforts other than concern for getting drunk drivers off the Its not as easy as I thought it would be to get one of these chapters said there was the Then came the questionnaire for the MADD National Headquarters in Fair which required extensive research on Driving While Intoxicated laws and surrounding and also background on the formation of The people contact has started with Butlers most recent appearance as a guest of the Ministerial They the ministers were They said they were ready to help with an nouncements in their church as soon as I hear from the national Butler The first MADD chapter was formed in May of There are currently 104 chapters in 34 In Texas there are with at least another 15 in the forming Those statistics have the potential of a lot of So do people have died in the last 10 years because of drunk In per sons were killed in and 70 people die per day in Last there were 834 DWl arrests in Comal And thats where the County CourtatLaw and Reimer come Theres no doubt about Over 65 percent of the cases that appear in County CourtatLaw are DWI Reimer In DWI has the potential of the most severe misdemeanor you can be charged carrying up to two years in jail The best function MADD chapters as Reimer sees is to keep the public aware of the dangers of driving while And he and keeping us public officials in line with public The chapters influence can be their best asset at making DWI Where Reimer does not see eyetoeye with MADD practices is putting pressure on a particular judge on a particular Just like in San Antonio See Page 16A Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for windy and cool becoming mostly cloudy and cold with increasing clouds Winds will be from the northwest at 1020 mph then light northerly Sunset will be at and sunrise Thursday will be at Bloody Battle The fighting continues to worsen in El as leftists who captured the town of Berlin brace for an assault from government The capture of the town the leftists most significant victory of the 39 monthold civil war left it largely in See Page DEAR TV Self to seek reelection in NBISD Three spots on the board of trustees of the New Braunfels Independent School District are up for As the result of action taken by that board Tuesday anyone wishing to run for these places may now file their candidacy with the districts administrative Trustees officially called for an April 2 school board election for board places and which are currently held by Trustees William Rudy Reimer and Bob respec Two of the three incumbents Reimer and said they will seek reelection to their fourth and third who if he does run will be seeking his third full was not yet ready to announce his In addition to calling for the trustee which will be held on the first Saturday in board members also handled a variety of agenda Among them was a request from Teen an alternative school and foster group home planned for New Trustees agreed to cooperate with the Comal County Juvenile Supervision Center the parent organization responsible for the in making application to the Alamo Area of Govern ments AACOG for According to the boards NBISD will serve as the fiscal agent for one year for the educational part of the center if funds are Nancy director of Teen Con told trustees that she would not know if her groups funding ap plication had been approved AACOG until next She explained that the primary goal of the program is to work with disruptive students before they get to prevent further problems and contact with the The alternative school and foster which is located in the old Zoeller Funeral Home on on West San Antonio will eventually will be capable of housing 12 students aged 12 to The school portion of the program See Page 16A