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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 13, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Texas in or ox lac tt wins See Page 5A Hocal Hoops I Smithson Valley Rangers Cole 52 Lockhart Canyon Cougars 64 SW Texas Howard Payne 59 SWC Scores 6 Houston tCU 66 8 Arkansas Texas 55 SMU Rice OT Taxas Tech 66 New Braunffels New Texas 92 31 Zcituno s 4 Sfirtinns SUNDAY February 50 cents 64 Sections USPS 3778801 Multimillion dollar bond issue loses NBISD voters say no by 158 votes By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer By a 158vote voters turned down the million bond package put before them Saturday by the New Braunfels Independent School A total of votes were cast in the singleproposition election that called for the construction a new elementary administrative complex and bus barn expansion and renovation of current campuses airconditioning all schools and the implementation of a districtwide communications Slightly less than onefifth of the districts approximate eligible voters NBISD Business Manager Lonnie Curtis The election was closest at Seele School the bigger of the districts two polling A total of votes were cast with 600 voting in favor of the bond issue and 629 voting against Included in those figures were 44 absentee At New Braunfels Middle 621 ballots including eight absentee were Of that 246 were for the bond issue and 375 were against District officials were fairly pleased with voter which was close to the approximate votes cast in NBISDs 1978 bond A lot of it was probably due to the beautiful said Gene school trustee and chairman of the districts LongRange Planning But although happy with the tur Scott joined district officials in his disappointment with the end result of that It was fairly anyway you look at we still came in said Oscar assistant referring to voter who Bond absente Vot e votes incluc Jed Against Seele t MftJdle School y f f t was unavailable for was Smith Turnout was fairly steady throughout the although it was heavier at Seele where voters showed up until the last Curtis At Middle School voting was brisk in the but it slowed down in the afternoon and early Curtis Voters did not have mush to say at the Curtis learned from talking with election officials at Seele and Middle They didnt pick up on anything was very he The biggest portion of the million bond issue would have gone toward the districts elementary level which officials say is now suffering most from population Considerable amounts of the bond money were also earmarked for additions and renovations to New Braunfels High School and for air conditioning those schools not currently Approximately 28 percent of the total bond package would have gone toward the construction of a new elementary school and renovation of three existing District officials had planned to use million to build a new 24 classroom In of the bond money would have gone toward the construction of two new classrooms and a multipurpose at Lone Star the most crowded NBISD The high schools portion of the bond package amounted to ap proximately 29 percent of the Other proposals included in the bond package and their costs in cluded airconditioning all approximately million con structing a bus renovating the tax office and building a new administrative and creating a districtwide com munications Lines were steady all day at the two bond issue polling places Staff photo by Cindy Richardson Schmitz not out to make Main Plaza pigeonfree School officials shocked by vote disappointment and disbelief were typical reactions ex pressed by educators and ad ministrators of the New Braunfels Independent School District following Saturdays election Of those NBISD teachers and parents contacted after the ballots were all were amazed that the districts proposed million bond package But it Voters disagreed with NBISDs proposal by 158 votes voted against the bond package and 846 in It failed thanks you just ruined my one typical caller to the HeraldZeitung said upon hearing the election results late I really cant believe said Marilyn a teacher at New Braunfels Middle upon hearing the final Kolacek is president of the New Braunfels Educators one of several groups that actively campaigned for passage of the bond I just dont know where the op position came she noted in I know this town has a reputation for not passing it bond issues the first time this is the first time that an allout effort has been made by everyone Another teacher caught offguard See Page 12A ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Poisoning the pigeons that perch on the roof and balconies of the Schmitz Hotel wasnt City Sanitarian Rick Lanes Lane did ask the hotels owners to do something about the The historic building is a favorite night spot for the downtown The evidence is everywhere on the the the fire the regally columned porch and even the public sidewalk in front of the We asked them to abate the problem which they are said He admits there might have been a more humane way to go about But the method being used by BugAMeister Pest Control is above and an acceptable Sue Herbelin of BugAMeister says its not as bad as it The pigeons that are dying are the older or the ones that have respiratory she She and her husband hired by the Schmitzs Houston tainted some bird food with a chemical called Herbelin said the con centration used would not kill a healthy it would if he ate but the poisoned food will usually turn them she Its an said They eat and put out a distress signal to the other birds this food is Lets get out of Sooner or the Schmitz will be known as a place with bad and the pigeons will spread out and find other places to Be that as it New Braunfels citizens saw quite a number of dead and dying pigeons around the Main Plaza last week even though BugA Meister makes regular runs to pick them Some are sending out distress signals to other I saw two just flopping in death one female caller told the HeraldZeitung I think thats pretty If theyre gonna kill they ought to find some painless way to do In a letter to the received Kristina Smith of 295 San Antonio said she was saddened to think the hotels new owners would destroy the The pigeons at Main Plaza have always added to the quaint and smalltown feeling of New she One woman found a dead bird with a leg band in her said veterinarian Pat He told her to turn it over to the city animal who would try to trace the number on the Its a racing we But I dont want to mislead anyone by saying because we dont really Mathis They also dont know whether this particular bird ate poison at the Schmitz But Mathis said almost any chemical that would produce sickness in a par ticular animal would also produce if consumed in sufficient See Page 12A Ladder rescue Siaff photo by Cindy Richardson Danny Procknow right and John Herber left help Clifton Firefighters save electrical burn victim What started out as a simple treetrimming exhibition Saturday ended in injury for 54yearold Clifton Wilkinson when the metal trimmer he was using hit a utility The New Braunfels resident suffered third degree burns over 10 percent of his body and was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital where he was in stable condition Saturday The accident occured shortly before at Wilkinsons residence of 395 Howard He was in a tree trimming branches when the metal trimmer began to slip from his Wilkinson was burned when he caught the trimmer just as it hit the utility a spokesman from the New Braunfels Fire Department He suffered burns on his leg and The fire departments ladder truck was used to free Wilkinson from the This is the second time the truck has been used to rescue someone since the city obtained it over a year charter top city council list An antifluoridation petition and an ordinance calling for a referendum on the city election system top the agenda for Monday nights City Council The meeting is set for in the City Hall council and it looks as if it will be a long Council will also be talking about a contract with the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority to purchase power from a proposed Canyon Reservoir hydroelectric plant reviewing legislation proposed by the Edwards Underground Water District about use of water outside the district and considering future allocation of the hotelmotel The submitted Tuesday with signatures of 292 registered will be the first item con Signers are asking that Section of the city charter be It was added to the charter in August after passing by 14 votes in a public Another charter change is in the works If the ordinance drawn up by City Attorney John Chunn meets the council will call an April 2 referendum on the threeatlarge election plan proposed See Page 12A Inside ENTERTAINMENT 5B 4A PUBLIC
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