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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 9, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Texas ivi r ex K Petition seeks to overturn f luoridation charter vote By DYAIMNE FRY Staff writer A question supposedly settled 2 years ago has come up A group of New Braunfels citizens want fluoridation taken out of the city A petition signed by 292 registered voters was turned in to City Hall late asking that Charter Section be An un determined number of additional signatures were crossed apparently because voter registration numbers were not given or couldnt be City Council is looking at an April 2 referendum on proposed changes in the city election it looks as if fluoridation may be added to the Council will con sider the petition at its regular meeting on Under Texas it takes a number equal to 10 percent of the number who voted in the last municipal election to force a Two council members ran unopposed last and only 455 voters turned The number of petitioners comes to well over 50 See Page 12A Dalles Chaosfollows Israeli report TEL Israel AP An inquiry commissions report holding Defense Minister Ariel Sharon responsible in the Beirut massacre and demanding his ouster has thrown Israel into political chaos and increased pressure or early The findings put Prime Minister Menacheni Begin in a The threeman commission said Begin should fire Sharon if he refuses to step and Sharon is The prime minister met with his Cabinet for two hours Tuesday without reaching a decison on Sharons status and announced a second meeting for A key figure in the ruling coalition said Begin would not dismiss the former a bulwark of the prime ministers popularity with his rightwing con Its hard for Him to do such a Avraham chairman of the parliamentary told reporters after meeting with Anyone who knows the prime minister knows he is a noble and he respects Arik Sharons As to what happens Shapira That is in the hands of Menachem Dozens of people protesting in Tel Avivs Dizengoff Square demanded the whole government resign after the findings were released Tuesday but many Israelis viewed the report as a testament to the countrys Only a nation with the moral strength of Israel could afford to publish such said an insurance who asked not to be The state of Israel has been Progovernment protesters who gathered at the prime ministers office during Tuesdays Cabinet meeting king of Israel when Sharon Were with Arik they Much of Begins political travail would end if Sharon would resign but the 54yearold defense minister declined a public opportunity to state his intention See Page 12A New Braunffels New Texes VoL 92 28 Zejtunj WEDNESDAY 1983 25 cents 36 Sections USPS 377880 Bond issue costs its elementary By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer A new elementary more air conditioned a new administrative a bigger bus barn and a districtwide communication system are but a few of the issues at stake in Saturdays New Braunfels Independent School District bond The biggest portions of the million bond issue are devoted to the elementary levels which are suffering most from the districts growth New Braunfels High School and Twentyeight percent of the million will pay for construction of a new elementary school and renovation of three existing Approximately million is earmarked to build he new 24classroom school which would include music administrative special classrooms and This price tag includes site fur niture and but not No specific site has been although the district is now negotiating for r Much of the burden felt by the districts three elementary schools will be eased by the new renovations to current campuses will still Enrollment data shows NBISD near capacity Why is the New Braunfels Independent School District asking the public to pass a million bond issue Saturday Mainly to catch up with the growth of the district now causing crowded classrooms and making some district facilities A new elementary school and the renovation of current buildings and services are needed in order to meet the population explosion of this Current NBISD enrollment is approximately Total capacity of the is not leaving much room to And by its estimated that the enrollment will jump to Hendricks pointed Elementary schools are the one area of the district currently suffering most from the districts population Hendricks said in an interview Weve got room overall for a little over 200 more students he most of this room is at the high school and middleschool Weve got room for maybe a 100 more students at the high school and 75 at the middle said But the elementary schools are either near or at capacity For this approximately million of the million bond is proposed for the con struction of a new elementary This new school the location of which has not yet been would take the burden off the other NBISD Hendricks Lone which houses kindergarten and first now has an enrollment of The capacity of that school is only 635 and by 1991 its projected that there will be 946 kindergarten and first graders in the The same is true for Seele with an enrollment of Capacity is 620 and it is projected that in less than 10 years there will be 926 second and third graders in Carl where fourth and fifth graders go to has slightly more as its enrollment is 643 and its total capacity is by 1991 projections show that there will be 965 fourth and fifth graders in the NB Middle with a capacity of now has an enrollment of Projected enrollment for that school by 1991 is New Braunfels High School is in the best shape as far as room Total capacity of that school is and existing enrollment is at But that figure is expected to increase to students by Hendricks pointed be Hendricks has been set aside for con struction of two more classrooms and a multi purpose room at Lone Star the most crowded school in the The only project planned for Seele from bond nfoney is construction of weatherproof walls to encompass an area of classrooms unprotected by the building and for a covered which would con nect these The walkway is Seele Principal Vivian Reagan to protect the young children from the cold arid wet Weye had no serious injuries she But it has been a she referring to the slippery The only renovation planned for Carl Schurz School is to pave an area by the school to be used for physical education Cost of this is estimated at x Fourteen percent of the bond issue is devoted to New Braunfels Middle School to build six new classrooms and new restroom enlarge the cafeteria and perform general site The biggest project planned for the middle school See Page 12A High School new dressing kitchen and related new building for vocational building trades and rifle range for auto mechanics and metal cafetorium into auxiliary art classrooms A8 and A9 into science typing counselors and ad ministration off existing asbestos ceiling I energy conservation program Middle School fine arts including general storage and restrooms six include restroom cafeteria and serving speech and art rooms to eight work Carl Schurz area and exit to Magazine Street Seele weatherproof walls for covered walks Lone Star classrooms and multipurpose room New School ad special equipment and utilities Related Items new bus garage and parking existing tax office and replace ad ministration office on present districtwide communications system condition all existing classrooms not previously air and new elementary all projects Contingency GRANDTOTAL Caution stage crossing The old meets the new at the corner of Castell and San Antonjo as trail riders headed to the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo make their by John Settler way through New This wagon was part of the group that pressed on despite drizzly No pinch felt Grocery stores not hurting from truckers strike By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer The nationwide truckers moving into its tenth has had little or no effect on the supply of grocery goods in New Its business as usual for the local major grocery with only the impending threat of shortages if the strike But reports today indicate less violence and more rigs on the as the strike appears to be winding While independent truckers represent only 15 percent of the nations truck they carry most of the household fresh food and half of the If effects from the strike were to filter down to New fresh produce would be the first to Krogers has begun to feel those effects with delivery delays on items from store manager Greg Cross This is our offseason and we import a lot of fresh food from South Last we started having a slight problem with items coming into the New York This its California items like radishes and Cross adding lettuce heads had already gone up 10 cents at the Were still waiting delivery on some items from that were expected last If the strike the quality of those goods will certainly be Other local grocery store managers recited no unpleasant experiences so Theres been a Ittle response from who We may have a problem with that Divines manager Andy Divine But we havent experienced any shortages that can be identifecl as of manager Roger Davidson echoed the no trouble so far as did Manarcl the manager at Wuests on San Antonio Ive got no The supply is People can buy all the Charles Safeway has his own solution to any possible supply I dont have any and dont anticipate My bosses have told me not to worry Safeway has a big truck Borman said and things come to we got the trucks to pick up the stuff Florists keeping fingers crossed Valentines Day is to florists what Christmas is to If business is good for its easier to pick up the slack during the rest of the So the independent truckers strike hasnt hurt local flower but the threat is We havent felt a crunch but there is a possibility if this thing keeps said Myrt owner of Flowers by Whats saved us is a lot of growers out of Colorado and Florida have their own refrigerated But what could kill us is if the violence gets so they get too scared to hit the More than incidents in 38 states involving nails on tireslashing and threats to trucks have been reported since the strike began on One man was killed while at least 64 have been But the rash of violence seems to be tapering and truck stops across the nation have reported more rigs on the road this week than last Most of the flowers sold locally are transported from wholesalers in Austin and San They the wholesalers have their own and that will said Elvira owner of Elviras Weidners Flower Shop proprietor Diana Wehe said shes surprised she hasnt experienced more of a problem with supply versus You would that since most of my flowers come from Id be having a But I guess the companies that handle my flowers arent Hortence owner of Comal Flower The strike wont be a problem for because most of our flowers are flown in from some from South for Mary Ann owner of Small Favor Flower air frieght will be a last We have been forewarned that if the strike we might not get everything weve Wholesalers have been putting the word Snow But the peak demand will come this and if we have a lot of flowers can be she That will happen as a last ditch DEBBIE DeLOACH Inside Todays Weather An unseasonably humid February day is in with mostly cloudy skies and a 30 percent chance of Winds will become west southwesterly this blowing near 20 miles per hour and occasionally Expect con siderable cloudiness with winds shifting to westnorthwest at 10 Thursday will be partly The sun will set at Sunrise Thursday will be at Tivys Baker Surprised The New Braunfels Unicorns put up a good fight against 1 ranked Kerrville Tivy Tuesday night but couldnt hold Outscored 188 in the they lost See Page TV
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