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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 23, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas                                Texas riicropLcx Hit OH box Textbooks at issue CISD book shortages now Willhelm says By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Once a upon a Comal Independent School District didnt have enough textbooks to go But CISD Edgar Willhelm said rumors of presentday shortages are not That was a problem when I came Willhelm said in a recent The principals assure there are no longterm book happen in every school district when four new students come into the same who was named superintendent in April of said the root of CISDs problems was textbook Before I came this district would adopt textbooks and break them down by Like there were five reading CISD would get 70 percent of 10 percent of 10 percent of third 5 percent of and 5 percent of Willhelm went say teachers liked textbook 2 the there werent enough to go and the district just got We havent adopted any books for large Bourses like reading or math since Ive been he ad But we will look at single adoption as a depending on what books come to prevent a repeat of past The question of a textbook shortage surfaced at the February board when trustees adopted curriculum changes that increases requirements in reading and The board was asked how it expected kids to be able to read when each child didnt have a Willhelm said he was on the phone the next day to all and was assured if shortages did they were only shortterm in Textbook shortages may have been the situation before I came Willhelm but I feel the records have been NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY See in todays newspaper New Braunffels New Texas 92 38 48 Sections WEDNESDAY February 1983 25 cents USPS 377880 The price is right OPEC oil ministers agree to lower cost Saudi Arabia AP Saudi Arabia and other OPEC nations agreed today to cut their base price by an unspecified but will use all their weight to avert an allout price Saudi Oil Minister Sheik Ahmed Zaki Yamani Mana Saeed oil minister of the United Arab said talks will begin soon with Mexico and North Sea producers to coordinate stands between OPEC and these countries on the He said there were encouraging indications favoring the creation of some kind of definitive coordination between producers within and outside in remarks distributed in Abu Dhabi by the official United Arab Emirates news said an OPEC ministerial conference will be held in Geneva or Vienna next but he warned that unless reduced price level is agreed upon the five gulf Arab states will slash their prices to a greater extent that they would have accepted within who said Tuesday that the five gulf Arab states were the principal power within told the Kuwaiti News Agency today that the gulf group would interfere with all their weight to avert a bottomless price war on the international oil It is in the interest of and all oil producing not to start such a price Yamani The Kuwait News Agency said the Arab gulf members of OPEC Saudi the United Arab Qatar and Iraq and African producers were still adamant on their conflicting viewpoints about price which are the key to market Yamani told reporters in Riyadh that Indonesian Oil Minister Subroto assured him in a telephone call that Indonesia was in complete agreement with the viewpoint of the five gulf members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting The oil ministers met in emergency session in See Page 8A Marilyn Kolacek Hendricks Trustee Gene Scott Katie Gordon Building blocks Planners wade into subdivision rules Inside Fingers pointed for bonds defeat By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Voters may have turned down the million New Braunfels Independent School District bond package 12 because they didnt know enough about Lack of publicity and not enough time to inform the public were common reasons given by many of the 50 NBISD teachers and ad ministrators in attendance at a hearing held Tuesday night to discuss the bond issues recent It failed because there was not enough in formation given to the said one Nobodys going to vote for something that theyre not sure We need to get the information out to the voters to get it Among those critical of the district for not publicizing or giving the public enough time to study the bond package was former NBISD Curt who was superintendent before Hendricks took over in broke a 17year silence concerning speaking out on school affairs upon hearing that Hendricks planned to retire at the end of this school When Pete resigned I released myself from the promise I made myself not to in school policy or issues and now I want tobe one of you said referring to the school ad ministrators and board Nine million is not just a little bitty bond not something that you just throw out without lots of cover said People want to hear about he referring to religious and social Katie who served on the districts long range planning also criticized the board for not actively campaigning for the bond This is not just Pete Hendricks bond she I didnt see the rest of you out should have been there Its an issue you recommended to the voters of the school district and Im disappointed you werent out Calling for another bond issue right away would not be the proper thing to Schmidt No new bond issue proposal should go to the people right I also say that were not in such a hurry that a few months wont Several school board members disagreed with Schmidts idea about postponing another bond At some point in time we have to move ahead with a building said Rudy Were going to need the we can complete our plans Trustee Gene chairman of the districts longrange planning committee that made the recommendations included in the bond strongly disputed Schmidts What he said was very much said How can he know the needs of the school district at this the bond package is something that we need Theres not a thing on the bond issue thats not needed I think we need to keep going with it and go ahead and try to run it through right nigh like it was proposed in the Scott An informal study done among NBISD teachers revealed that they all felt everything on the bond issue was said Marilyn a teacher at Middle School and president of the New Braunfels Educators Association one of the groups that campaigned for the bond packages She was highly critical of those voters who voted against the bond issue without ever visiting any of the districts I would venture to say that nine out of ten of them who voted against it have never set foot in the See Page 8A ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer It will take at least one more workshop meeting before the updated subdivision ordinance is ready for City Council The Planning and Zoning Commission met with local surveyors and developers Tuesday night to discuss the current 106page draft of the In three they got as far as page Commission chairman David Hartmann called for a fiveminute break at 10 Surveyor Craig Hollmig had a better Wouldnt it be a good time to quit he And everybody went The next workshop has been tentatively set for March The professional consulting firm has already made all the workshops its original contract called but Planning Director Debra Goodwin said some extra funds had been set aside in case the prdinance took more work than was I think in areas where you have citizen you cant really program how long its going to said Mel Lacquement of Freese Planners and zoners started work on the ordinance in and Lacquement figures it will probably go before the City Council in April or His firm is also working with the City of San which has spent more than a year on its subdivision he Ive attended two workshops and citizens have been pretty vocal both Lacquement Commissioners made a special point of inviting surveyors and developers to Tuesdays About a dozen showed and they had a lot to The mostdiscussed sections of the proposed or dinance in many the same ones that had bothered city planners at past Section which states that no building permits will be issued for a piece of property for which no plat has been is one such Lacquements feeling is that its in the citys best interest to have a plat for every piece of It would protect the and future property against problems which might arise But planners and zoners expressed some misgivings at a workshop last Your grandmother dies and leaves you five acres of prime land in New and you want to build a house on All of a sudden youve got to spend several hundred dollars having it platted before you get a building said one com mission member at the commissioners and assorted developers agreed Tuesday that there would probably be an unwieldy number of onelot subdivisions in dividual units of property that were sold by meets and bounds and never Theyre still won dering if it would be worth the But Goodwin said that wasnt the main point of discussion The problem that came up last night was where we cut off the grandfather she Section 206 requires not only that a plat must be filed before a building permit can be It also requires that everything already done to the land must be in compliance with city If the property in question wasnt in the city when existing improvements were said surveyor William that just isnt This bothered me a little said developer Ken It seems like you could go way back in the past and open some cans of worms with You can only go back to said It says so in That was the year New Braunfels See Page 8A Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for sunny and fair and cool It will be foggy Thursday becoming partly cloudy by the Winds will be light and Sunset will be at and sunrise Thursday Walker signs In what coach Vince Dooley described as a black day for Georgia Heisman trophy win ning running back Herschel Walker found himself forced to sign a contract with the new United Stales Football League after learning he would be ineligible to play for the Bulldogs next Page Daley loses Its hard to but Richard son of the former Chicago came in third in a three way race for his fathers old a black former congressman Harold won the Page3A 6C TV New laws may affect Appraisal District House Bill 646 would push up the budget and HB 647 would absolutely require the Chief Ap praiser to come up with a tax roll by July At least one Texas legislator wants to give central appraisal districts the power to buy Another wants to turn the whole function of central appraisal and collection over to county tax on a localoption Still another has proposed to abolish property taxes and count on sales tax to finance the services that revenue used to pay The Comal County Appraisal District is going on with business as even though its directors arent sure what usual will mean at this time next Chief Appraiser Glenn Brucks gave them a brief summary of some 30 tax bills under consideration in Some would affect the district only if at Others would call for major changes in the most extreme Brucks wouldnt really have an office any HB 813 would allow the voters of given area to decide whether to have a central appraisal or whether to let the county take To call such an 10 percent of the registered voters in a district would have to petition for If the vote was in favor of a county the county tax assessor would be in charge of appraisal and collection for all school cities and other taxing entities within the The Commissioners Court would appoint an Appraisal Review Board commissioners themselves would not be allowed to sit as a Board of as in the past and the tax offices for individual entities could be This incorporates some of the philosophy behind the socalled Peveto which set up the central appraisal districts in the first Comal County Tax Assessor Gloria Clennan thinks its a good It sure would save the she She figures shed have to increase her budget by to handle the extra But not she referring to the appraisal districts 1983 The appraisal district sets property values and keeps track of but does not So at this all local governments are still maintaining their own tax assessors and Their share of Clennans if this bill should be passed and go into effect in Comal should be at least partly offset by the sayings of not having to have a tax office any Our office has to be there Clennan pointed Under state county tax offices are responsible for voter and vehicle no matter what happens to property See TAX Page 8A   

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