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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 16, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas                                Henry outlines airs gripes with city writer Longstanding conflicts between the city government and resort owner Bob Henry rumpled the surface of what started out to be a simple report on new developments at the Schlit Henry and some of his family came to Monday nights City Council meeting with a slide some blueprints and sketches of facilities now under construction at the popular water amusement The New Braunfels man also took the opportunity to complain about shifting water levels in the Comal to plug for more support of summer to ask whether parking might once again be allowed on Liberty Street and to note that the weeds on the municipal golf course side of the river bank are At times in the the citys been on me for not cutting my grass and not keeping the place looking real Henry There have also been complaints in the past about dust from the Schlit terbahns unpaved parking It was apparently some more recent com plus questions about the extensive building going on in the See Page 11A tt Inc Personnel changes Smithson Valley principals pact not renewed Bob Henry By DEBBIE DaLOACH Staff writer The contract of Smithson Valley High School Principal Lilla Mae Cogdill was not renewed by Comal Independent School District trustees Tuesday Cogdills oneyear contract was set to expire June CISD Edgar Willhelm recommended her based on his overall observation in the fall and The nonrenewal came after a four hour executive in which contract renewals for nurses and counselors were considered by Cogdill was the only principal whose contract was not All teachers contracts were renewed for another with the exception of Donald Spear at Smithson Valley High and Willie Tyler and Ruth both from Bulverde Elementary Resignations were accepted from Rick football coach at SVHS Ruth a librarian at Frazier Suzie at Bulverde Elementary School and Carol at Canyon Middle Connie principal at Bulverde Elementary and Larry principal at Bulverde Middle got oneyear renewals on their Principals Darvin Altenhoff Randy Dry Roy Linnartz Canyon Fred Mclntyre Mountain Barbara Miller Comal and Larry Moehnke Canyon High all received twoyear contract See Page 11A New 0 Braunfels New Texas HeraldZdtunq A no co WEDNESDAY March 25 cents 32 Sections 92 No 53 USPS 3778801 NBISD trustees pare second bond package By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer New Braunfels school officials plan to take a different approach toward getting a bond issue passed for new construction and renovation in their school optimistic trustees of the New Braunfels Independent School District called for a May 3 bond election 11 days earlier than originally The board also voted to split the original million bond which voters turned down in into three separate proposals new airconditioning and construction of an administrative Although split into three the total amount of the new bond package is almost million less than the first bond Cost of each proposal is million for new construction that includes a new elementary million for airconditioning all schools and fora new administration Trustees called for the May 3 date instead of the May 14 date they considered at their last meeting at the advice of financial advisor Floyd Westerman said new laws concerning bond sales will go into effect in And if the district didnt get all its bonds sold before that he said it would be more costly and expensive to sell them due to the new Upon hearing the board moved up the bond date to give Westerman more time to prepare the necessary paperwork for the bond sales following what they hope will be a sucessful election to beat the July Hendricks said he and the districts architects Jessen and Associates worked to reduce the bond proposal from million to ap proximately The major portion of the cuts came at New Braunfels High and Middle Hendricks The changes involved reducing or remodeling the proposed fine arts facility at Middle School and reducing the rifle range and catetorium proposed for the high Trustee Rudy Reimer was the first to speak out in favor of the administration building being put on the bond ballot as a separate He also suggested that the district not only consider building a new ad ministration building where the current one is but also keep the option open of remodeling the old high school into an administration I continue to hear about why dont we use the space across the said According to the boards latest proposed bond voters will be asked to approve the funds and let the districts board decide if it would be more feasible and economical to remodel the old high school into an administrative building or build a new Trustee Garland Lloyd supported the idea of pulling airconditioning out as a separate bond Air conditioning is such a large part over 20 percent of the total bond said If people really want to come out and vote for airconditioning they will whether or not its a separate But at least wed be giving the voters more of a he School boaVd president Margy Waldrip agreed with Lloyds I feel like theres a strong case for air we live in a country where majority majority can vote for it as a separate issue just as well as if it were she Noting that construction of a new elementary school is a critical she noted that if air conditioning was a factor in the first bond issues its a serious chance for us to take to include air conditioning in the total noting his hesitation to speak up on the was in favor of including airconditioning in the total I dont know of any other profession that requires its professional people to work in unair conditioned said See Page 11A Dental association backs fluoridation Fluoridation got a positive vote last week from the New Braunfels Dental In a March 7 the group of tooth specialists discussed the April 2 Voters will decide whether or not to repeal the fluoridation amendment approved two and a half years ago by a 14vote Since that a fluoridation system worth has been in the dentists It has been in operation since 28 of this At an optimum level of parts per fluoridated water will reduce tooth decay by 65 percent for children drinking it in the first 12 years of their said the dental Children who drink the water between the ages of 10 and 16 will see a 50 percent decrease in Their teeth will look and the number of decayfree children should increase by a factor of Dentists say that to in dental bills is saved for every dollar spent on The group also pointed out that fluoridation is endorsed by the Texas Medical the Texas Dental Association and the Texas State Board of DYANNE FRY Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for cloudy and cool with a 30 percent chance of turning colder tonight and decreasing clouds on Winds will increase from the north at 2030 mph this causing a lake wind advisory for this but dropping down to 15 mph by Money for the arts Staff photo by Dyanne Fry Arts panel chairman Mike Walker reads a letter from Edward Dedeke Cutting the pie Arts council divides hotelmotel receipts ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer The City Arts and Cultural Commission split the hotelmotel tax at least five different ways Tuesday finally coming up with a unanimous recommendation for the City How about we all sign it suggested Betty when board members wondered whether the chairman or the secretary should sign the letter to In a group that began with such divided the vote seemed quite an accomplishment in It came after two hours of several thoughtful silences and one defeated The city council has set aside 10 percent of the next two years hotel tax for the aid of arts and cultural The arts charged with dividing up that 10 received funding requests from eight different Of those the only one not recommended for funding was the Sophienburg Memorial The Sophienburg has received percent of the tax in past but some commissioners felt after looking at a financial statement that the association didnt really need the Sophienburg spokesmen indicated that if it came to a theyd rather see the city help the Braunfels Foundation which is now trying to raise funds for the establishment of the Texas Museum of Handmade Braunfels Foundation didnt get all it It requested five percent of the but the commission cut that to Circle Arts Theatre came out on top of the with percent of the The MidTexas Symphony Guild is to get 3 and the New Braunfels Art League 1 percent just what the latter two groups The Greater New Braunfels Arts Council and the Froehlichen each of which requested 1 were cut to onehalf and one quarter South Texas the local barbershop asked for half a percent and got a Hotel tax receipts for the coming year are See Page 11A Senate passes get tough bill on drunken drivers AUSTIN AP Bill Sarpalius had the statistics and the stories to persuade his colleagues to approve a bill that would increase penalties for drunken Statistics 100 DWI accidents a day in 1981 people killed injured and damages totaling Stories A 16yearold boy who was DWI had a wreck that killed his best friend something you have to live with the rest of your said Sar Another 16yearold DWI victim was paralyzed from the waist a 19yearold in a coma for the reat of her a 21yearold who had to learn to walk and speak after an Keep your minds on the cries of your constituents who have been abused by drunken said Sarpalius the product of a two year effort to get tough on drunken was sent to the House on voice vote with Craig voting Tati DE1 offered an amendment that he said in essence would destroy Sarpalius but it failed Santiesteban said the major dif ference in his proposal was that it retained deferred which gives those convicted of DWI a chance to erase the conviction from their He said Sarpalius bill would only crack down on the poor and because rich people who can afford it will hire a lawyer and get This is not a proper bill for all he Sarpalius recounted committee testimony of a Harris County prosecutor who Deferred adjudication is a joke as far as DWI is Under Sarpalius firsttime DWI offenders would pay a minimum fine of between and face possible jail time between three days and one and have their license suspended for between 90 days and a His would authorize A second offense would mean a minimum fine of between and jail time of between three days and two and license suspension for six months to two A third offense would cost between and carry a possible jail term of 30 days to five and license suspension for six months to two Minors would not be subjected to jail time but would have to pay and the provisions for suspending a drivers license would be more severe for For a minor convicted a second time of DWI could lose his license until he reached the legal drinking which is DWI suspects who refused to take breath tests could have their licenses whether or not they were ever prosecuted for The bill also would authorize in surance companies to impose a three year surcharge on policies of those convicted of Sarpalius won an 1811 vote on his amendment to require counties with a population of or more to buy video cameras to tape a defendants appearance within a reasonable time after the Bob DSan suggested that all counties should be required to have such but Sarpalius We need to start at the heart of the Most DWIs are where the bulk of the people Hugh DFort offered an amendment that would require all firsttime DWI offenders to serve 24 hours in jail or do 24 hours of public service but it was rejected The problem is not the first of said its the repeat of New Senate terms left to chance AUSTIN AP Bill Hobby has scheduled a Thursday drawing for senators to find out whether they will serve for two or four Each of the 31 senators would draw a which would be in sealed The 16 drawing odd numbers would get fouryear the others twoyear The drawing has been delayed while lawyers for the state tried to settle objections to the 1981 Senate redistricting No settlement has been   

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