Wednesday, February 16, 1983

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 16, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Texas or ox Witch womble Garden Ridge filings include familiar names Page 2A Local Hoops New Braunfels Frodericksburg 55 Canyon Gonzales 45 Boerne Smithson Valley 49 Texas Scores Houston Texas 63 Spurs Lakers 103 Hawks Rockets 91 New Braunfels m iVW i IPI New Texas 92 33 sftl 1 34 Sections WEDNESDAY February 25 cents USPS 377880 Hendricks resigns Longtime superintendent decides to retire By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer After being in the education business for 39 Pete superintendent of the New Braunfels In dependent School is calling it The resignation of the 61yearold Hendricks was accepted by the NBISD Board of Trustees Tuesday following a latenight executive His resignation becomes effective June In a telephone interview Wednesday Hendricks emphasized that there was no particular reason for his resignation other than Im tired and I want to It has nothing to do with the bond issue or anything he Im just ready to re Board members were not caught totally offguard by Hendricks since he said he told them of his plans to retire in an executive session on At that they asked me to stay he Despite their Hendricks said he felt it was time for him to retire and tendered his final resignation to the board Tuesday Hendricks came to NBISD in 1966 as prior to which he served as superintendent of Corsicana Before that he was superintendent of Harlingen ISD and Pharr His educational background also in cludes tenure as assistant high school and junior high school principal and athletic instructor and head coach in several southTexas towns and who plans to continue living in New Braunfels and remain active in the school system as a private said he is leaving the district with mixed But weve got a great school district and I wouldnt want to leave it unless it was in good he Following the accpetance of Hendricks See Page 10A Lee wont seek new NBISD term Tuesday Because he wants to devote more time to his dental practice and church and community William Lee will not seek reelection to the New Braunfels school who has served in place 5 on the New Braunfels Independent School District Board of Trustess for seven is currently completing his third full The local dentist is not leaving a vacancy on the since at least one candidate has already filed for his Local church secretary Gladys Bartling filed for place 5 At Tuesdays school board Hendricks noted that someone has now filed all three places on the board which are this year up for Incumbent school board members Rudy place and Bob place are both seeking In local resident David Cook has filed for place giving Reimer competition for April 2 school board Lee emphasized that he was not leaving the board with any negative I respect all the board members even though we havent always agreed on he said in a telephone in terview Im just at a point where I want to devote more time to my church my family and my dental he Ive got a lot of things going right its a case of Im burning the candle at both ends and something has got to In addition to his dental who has two teenage serves on the board of directors of Rotary and on the governing board of Johns Episcopal Lee emphasized that the recent failure of the districts million bond as well as Hendricks plans to retire June had nothing to do with his decision not to seek JACQUELINE SMITH Bill no new term Weilker chosen to lead new arts commission ByDVANME FRY Staff writer Januarys tie vote unraveled itself Tuesday when Roxolin Krueger nominated Michael Walker as chairman of the New Braunfels Arts and Cultural The new boards first vote on 17 produced a 33 tie between Walker and The seventh member was not there to cast a deciding and neither candidate volunteered to So the commission post poned the election of officers until this On with all seven com missioners Walker was elected by I saw how it was going to so I decided Id just step in there and nominate said Krueger after the I didnt want to start off like Bob Fisher was named vice also by and Dan Sedgwick Sedgwick voted against but was out Now that its gotten the commission is ready to get It will hold its next meeting at in Kruegers classroom Room C3 at New Braunfels High The purpose of this special session will be to finalize the application process for art groups that share of the citys hotelmotel tax The commission would like to have all such requests by March so that it can review hold hearings and make a recom mendation to the City The hotel tax is collected which means this years first in stallment will be due at the end of The first quarter is usually the lightest the fourpercent tax brought in in the first three months of If that trend is followed this the arts commission will have a little over to allocate to various Each of I am is aware that the city council in their regular meeting last night allocated 80 per cent of this to the Chamber of Commerce convention and tourism City Manager Delashmutt told the An additional 10 percent goes to the city for maintenance of public The remaining 10 percent was designated for arts and cultural As tourist business picks up in the summer hotel tax checks generally get The total tax for 1982 was If this trend con the city will contribute ap proximately to the furtherance of the arts in Deciding just which groups get a piece of that pie is the primary pur pose of the arts and cultural com Delashmutt In past the 10percent share has been divided between Circle Arts the MidTexas New Braunfels Conservation Society and the Sophienburg But the commission wants to hear from any group that thinks its entitled to the Members decided Tuesday that they would depend on TV and newspaper announcements to get the word rather than send letters to individual groups and risk leaving someone As noted the procedure will be finalized at Fridays the commissioners will ask See Page 10A CISD action Lehmann files for second term By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Erwin Lehmann didnt waste any time filing for the single spot up for grabs in the April 2 called by Comal Independent School District trustees Tuesday It was just after executive session last CISD Business Manager Hugo Nowotny said Wed And Edgar Willhelm walked up to me and you got your first Hours CISD trustees had called the elec as per a ruling by 207th District Court Judge Robert Pfeuffer on The Quo Warranto proceeding set up the following structure to reduce the CISD school board from nine to seven trustees The school district shall elect one trustee in 1983 for a term expiring in At the 1984 the school district shall elect three who shall draw lots so that two serve for terms expiring in and one serves for a term expiring in At each subsequent the school district shall either elect two or three trustees as appropriate for a board of seven trustees with staggered terms of three The district was told of the toomanytrustee dilemma last when CISD policies were reviewed by a staff attorney for the Texas Association of School Boards The board presently has nine because the original election process called for the consolidation of eight rural school districts and one atlarge See Page 10A English requirement increased Beginning with the 198384 freshmen four years of English will be required at Canyon and Smithson Valley High The additional year of English was approved by the Comal Independent School District school board Tuesday Courses in developmental reading were added to curriculum at the high computer literacy was added for grades and trustees saved high school advanced courses in American World Federal Con stitution and Geometry from the chopping The proposed 198384 secondary curriculum modifications were presented by Arlen Assistant Superintendent for Community Edgar Willhelm coordinated the recom mendations in curriculum changes at the middle school where reading will be a required course In the sixth and computer literary will be offered in eighth and ninth We are dealing with the society of the And I strongly feel that if these students arent given a background in they will not be em Willhelm I support the additional year of I think we need but even more is what is taught in that Trustee Kenneth Wun derlich reflecting over his own difficulty in English at a college freshmen I would like to see composition sentence To add more is but lets ensure the quality that goes into the additional Trustee Carey McWilliams was upset at the suggestion to drop high school advanced courses in American World Federal Con See Page 10A PUC Resignations Two of the three members of the Texas Public Utilities a group Mark White at tacked heavily in his campaign for resigned A delighted White im mediately fulfilled one of his campaign promises and appointed a housewife to fill one of the two vacant See Page Cougars Rip Gonzales Mike Garza led the Canyon Cougars to what could be their firstever victory over the Gonzales Apaches Tuesday Canyon rolled 5545 in a game coach David Taylor said was to give the fans something to See Page Todays Weather Todays weather will be mostly clear and with north winds near 10 miles per Tonight will be partly cloudy and with variable will be partly Sunset tonight will be at Sunrise Thursday is predicted at COMICS DEAR Bond issue failure puzzles trustees Trustees of the New Braunfels Independent School District are still trying to figure out why their proposed million bond issue failed Each had his own theory at Tuesdays school board But all seemed to agree that more public input was For this reason trustees scheduled a meeting for next Tuesday to give themselves and any interested patrons a chance to review the bond This meeting is set for in the library of New Braunfels High School if a big enough crowd shows up the meeting may be moved to the Among those to comment about Saturdays election was Gene the school board member who headed up the districts LongRange Planning Committee the body responsible for making the recommendations in cluded in the bond Scott was upset that voters waited until they got to polls to express their dissatisfaction with the proposed bond Hes hoping that patrons will come to next weeks meeting to provide input to the district for working on another bond We as a school board and the Long Range Planning Committee gave them voters every opportunity to ask we never heard a said Why didnt they come forth What most surprised Scott about Saturdays election was that there were a lot of people in their late20s and early 30s who voted against said I felt they were the ones who should interested in But some people are so up to their ears right now with expenses that they feel like they cant take on one more added Elderly voters over age 65 might have also caused the bond issue to since they possibly didnt un derstand the freezing of their taxes or else they didnt believe what we he Trustee William thought that portion of the bond issue ear marked for a new administrative office might have been what caused many people to vote against I guess itll always be a sore said referring to previous bond elections when voters have turned down similar I guess you guys are going to have to stay working in the old he The only other comment Lee heard was from a patron who said there could be other ways to finance the districts expansion and renovation other than through But no comment was made after said Trustee Don Bedford noted that he preferred to look at the bond package as it almost referring to the votes cast against it to the 846 for See Page 10A