Wednesday, March 2, 1983

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 2, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas New Brannfels New BrtttnMlf T0XM HepaldZeltung J Q9 Kin 39 WEDNESDAY March 25 cents 92 43 32 Sections USPS3778O i Second bond issue scheduled May 14 By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer They dont yet know exactly what will be included but trustees of New Braunfels Independent School District are planning to call another bond election May At Tuesdays board con siderable discussion was devoted to the future and to the past bond election which was turned down by voters 12 by 158 votes Because trustees are still puzzled over the failure of the million bond they are carefully considering how to best present another package which would include new air conditioning all schools and renovating current Board members could not agree luesday on whether the district should present the same million bond package or reduce But in agreeing to use reserve funds to replace asbestoscontaining ceilings at New Braunfels High trustees have already reduced the previous bond issue by That amount was set aside in the first bond issue to pay for en capsulating the Trustees decided not to wait for a bond issue to pass to take care of the ceilings and voted to replace Trustees also could not reach a con sensus on whether the bond package should be split into separate proposals on the About the only thing they could agree on was the date of the new bond election May 14 which gives the district a little over two months to Trustees could not officially call the May 14 election Tuesday since the legal documents were not they voted to call the election at their next meeting in two when they hope to reach agreement on how to present the next bond Lack of time to publicize the 12 bond issue was a common reason given by NBISD teachers and administrators for its Hendricks questioned the handful of teachers present at Tuesdays meeting if they thought they would have enough time to prepare for this The teachers seemed to think they A few that the board already knew exactly what would be included on the next bond since they want to begin publicizing it But NBISD teachers do not want the district to reduce or alter the bond package from the last Marilyn president of the New Braunfels Educators After listening to various ideas trustees had concerning cutting the bond Kolacek If you cut are going to think that you really shot them a theyll well if we hold off voting for a bond package theyll cut it Tanfastic idea Although technically winter is supposed to be around another three youd never know as unseasonably warm tem SlaHphoto by John Senler doubles partners Sandy Jones left and Lee Ann Calkins used the weather and the trunk of a sportscar to get a head start on this See Page 11A peratures continued Canyon summers Storms wreak havoc on California coast Inside Stormy California was hit by more high winds and housewrecking waves today and parts of Arizona and Colorado braced for up to a foot of snow as the storm pushed More than people fled their homes Tuesday as backtoback storms that began over the weekend flooded many battered oceanside blocked roads with mudslides and sent two freak tor nadoes crashing through Pasadena and downtown Los Many highways remained blocked The wind and rain stretched the length of the West from San Diego to but the Golden State took the brunt of Tuesdays Nine people have been killed and at least 25 injured in weatherrelated accidents since the Two others were Winds gusted up to 84 up to 10 inches of rain fell in power was knocked out to homes and businesses and parts of the Sierra Nevada were smothered by 7 feet of new two minor earthquakes rattled the Los Angeles adding to the confusion but causing no major I understand March is supposed to roar in like a but this is getting a little said Los Angeles police Dan The weather also delayed Queen Elizabeth IIs progress up the California as she canceled todays plans to cruise to San Fran cisco in the royal yacht in favor of a flight from Long The queen and Prince Philip needed a fourwheeldrive vehicle for a steep climb up a flooded lane to reach President Reagans mountaintop ranch in Santa Barbara for a Tuesday lunch of enchiladas and The National Weather Service See Page 11A Todays Weather Comal forecast calls for partly cloudy and warm with southerly winds at 1015 It will be mostly cloudy tonight with a 20 percent chance of showers and southeasterly winds near 10 Thursday should be with a 40 percent chance of Play Ball All three local baseball teams opened their Tuesday and Braunfels defeated Smithson Valley wasnt so lucky Details in CLASSIFIED COMICS 72C CROSSWORD 2C DEAR ABBY DEATHS 2A ENTERTAINMENT 10B HOROSCOPE 3A KALEIDOSCOPE 110B OPINIONS SPORTS 810A STOCKS 11A TV LISTINGS 2C WEATHER 3A Asbestos we can NBISD board to remove school ceiling Although not legally required to do the New Braunfels Independent School District plans to replace ceilings at New Braunfels High School containing In a 5 to 2 the districts school board agreed Tuesday to spend approximately out of reserve funds to have the ceilings 1 Aiexplained by the district had three It could do nothing as the law only requires that school districts test for asbestos and if any is to notify the parents teachers groups and monitor the Or the ceilings could be replaced or they could be sprayed with an encapsulating material at about half the cost of replacing A majority of the board felt a moral obligation to do something about the asbestos Its true that they the government havent told us we have to do said Trustee Rudy But I feel a moral obligation since by law students are required to attend Trustee Bob Self I have a real problem wth trying to put a percentage of asbestos con centration to the degree of Trustees Garland Lioyd and Margy school board did not think the district should do anything and voted against the I feel like there are many hazards we face everyday and there was a rather small amount of asbestos found in our said We cannot eliminate all the hazards around I have taught up she noting that she would not hesitate to teach there But I feel that is a lot of tax funds to spend when the government has not told us we have to do I personally dont feel a moral Agreeing with Lloyd is an awful lot of that the government has the habit of telling us when they want us to do I do not favor doing anything about this until they told to do Asbestos Management System and a Houston consultant firm hired by NBISD to test its schools and found asbestos only at the high Lawrence Simoneaux of that firm told trustees two weeks ago that tests done at the high school revealed See Page 11A Good sign Platfilled agenda means lively economy By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Seven final subdivision plats were approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday And Planning Director Debra Goodwin said Wedriedsay that may say something good about the There usually arent that many plats on the commissions agenda presented one Goodwin And there werent any zone change requests this Thats Commission members also for warded a proposed historic designation for the Clemens and Faust Bank 278 San Antonio where Ye Old Music Shoppe used to be to City with no Final plat approval for Walnut Unit may prove to be the commissions most significant action Tuesday City Council has considered several zoning changes in Walnut Along with the there has been some concern on the Commission that there was only one way out down Gar denia Street to Goodwin one approved zone change stipulated that once a certain percentage of lots were Sun shadow would be extended out to McQueeney she and the final plat approval on Unit 10 essentially does just Other final plat approvals were handed out to Solms Tracts a acre tract on Interstate close to Solms Shadow Unit near McQueeney Road Oakwood Unit 9 off Loop Richter Estates on Interstate 35 towards FM North woods Unit 2 off Highway 46 and Walnut Unit 11 four lots facing Preliminary approval was given to the resubdivision of Rosedale Sub as requested by Dave an owner of Rosedale In the commission approved a subdivision so that each duplex was on an individual Preliminary approval was given Tuesday night to a resubdivision into lots that have at least two duplexes on each The purpose of this resubdivision is to obtain financing on the which will now qualify as Our main objective has always been to improve the and weve accomplished a lot for just one Brunovsky adding he would come back to the commission next month with the necessary variances and ask for final Also on the agenda was a public hearing to vacate and resubdivide Lot Block 1 of Rolling Valley and Tract Ferdinand and Mathilda Hanz Estate Both were but the latter dividing a acre lot into four lots facing Gruene Road gave com mission members some trouble at See Page 11A Shooting leaves man critical By SCOTT HARING Wire editor A Houston man is in critical con dition today following an early morning Guadalupe County sheriffs deputies answering the call to 1075 Lone Star found 26year old Roger who had been shot once in the The address is the home of Smiths estranged Smith was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital and then tran sferred to San Antonio Methodist where he is in critical condition in the hospitals surgical intensive care Guadalupe County Sheriff Pete Rallies said Smith had allegedly made threatening telephone calls prior to his arrival at the The front door was broken down and a rifle with scope was found beside the Another person at the house told sheriffs investigators he fired the shot that hit but no arrests have been made at this Rallies said the investigation is continuing and the case would most likely be referred directly to the Guadalupe County Grand scheduled to meet next The shooting occurred in the Kreuslerville area off Highway 46 EPA wants to weaken air pollution standard WASHINGTON AP The En vironmental Protection under attack for lax management of its hazardous waste is about to propose weakening the standards for one of the countrys most prevalent air informed sources The agency will propose allowing the level of particulate pollution to One analysis done for the warned the weakened standard could lead to hundreds of extra deaths each The agency disputes this contention and says the looser standard has received the blessing of its Science Advisory Board as being well within the limit needed to protect public Particulates are small particles suspended in the Included in this category is dust from dirt roads and soot from utility coal Two thirds of particulate pollution comes from industrial sources and 18 per cent from It is particulate pollution that ac counts for the grime prevalent in many cities and is the pollution which aggravates problems of people suf fering from respiratory Of the 218 counties the EPA put on notice in January for failing to meet national air 89 are violating particulate Many counties by some estimates 45 percent would comply with the See Page 11A Midnight deadline looms for school board candidates Staff photo by John Senter Salute to Dressed in the bathrobe and cowboy hat made famous by Hawkeye New Braunfels High student Scott Webb gives his salute to while watching tennis Today is the last date for candidates to file for the April 2 school board elections in the New Braunfels and Comal Independent School In the New Braunfels in terested candidates have until mid night to file to have their names in cluded on the April A spokeswoman from the NBISD administrative office said anyone wishing to file after business hours would have to contact Hendricks by phone 6257652 at Its rare that someone would want to file after she but it is Three chairs are up for grabs on the NBISD Board of Trustees places and Incumbents Rudy Reimer and Bob places 6 and 4 are both seeking Of the two only Reimer has an opponent New Braunfels resident David Place 5 currently held by Trustee William Lee who is not seeking re is the one place that has drawn the most Three candidates have filed for this spot Gladys Ronald Dalrymple and Bonnie For anyone not registered to vote in Comal Friday is the last day See Page 11A