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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 6, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas                                t Mitch w box NBISD plans bond issue publicity campaign By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Last they blamed lack of publicity for the bond issues failure at the This New Braunfels Independent School District administrators and parents are determined not to let that Theyve organized as a Bond Issue Committee and will wage a fullscale campaign for the May 3 bond This group IB currently promoting the million bond package through bumper telephone and slide show presentations and speeches to local This particular time instead of keeping it were going all Hendricks said other members of the administration and committee members are already scheduled to appear before the Retired Teachers the Lions the two Rotary various PTA local bankers and Hendricks The led by parent Katie has organized itself into various subcommittees addressing such topics as telephone banks and Work by all the subcomittees is being but what we need right now is Hen v dricks The district is not legally allowed to use taxpayers money for campaign Marilyn a teacher at New Braunfels Middle School serves on the finance noted that her group currently has pledges amounting but has only collected of that Kolacek is president of the New Braunfels Educators one of the groups that pushed for the last bond election in The minimum budget needed to promote the bond election through advertising in local newspapers and on the radio is Hendricks This money will also be needed to pay for bumper buttons and literature that the district plans to mail to its At Tuesdays board Hendricks passed out copies of leaflets which the committee plans to mail and distribute by hand to citizens and local Noting that the district couldnt use taxpayers money to campaign for the bond school board president Margy Waldrip But we CM give out factual she referring to the The leaflets outline the specifics of the bond package as well as why it is Today the NBISD has one of the See Page IDA New Braunfels HgraldZeltung WEDNESDAY April 25 cents New Texas 92 68 36 4 Sections USPS 377880 Shuttle astronauts eye space walk CAPE AP Challengers awakened by a sultry love plunged into a day of tests and experiments including a dress rehearsal for Thursdays space Specialists on the ground said they expect to salvage the satellite ejected from the shuttle early in the Teach sung by the sexyvoiced April was the wakeup music beamed to the or biting ship by Mission Control in Capsule communicator Mary Cleave asked if they were reading and got this reply Loud and The astronauts were also relieved that they were not to blame for the problems encountered by the communications The space travelers had asked several times if anything they had caused the rocket failure that sent the 2Vzton payload tumbling into the wrong orbit after they ejected it from Challengers cargo bay Monday Mission after analyzing the assured them Tuesday night they were not at It was a rocket problem it was definitely not a crow andyoure being congratulated on the job you capsule communicator Guy Gard ner radioed the orbiting Thats good replied astronaut Story who more than the others was respon sible for the checkout and deployment of the Tracking and Data Relay Musgrave and his commander Paul Karol Bobko and Donald also were pleased to learn that ground controllers had regained control of TORS and had successfully commanded through radio signals all of its systems into Musgrave asked if the experts were optimistic about moving the payload out of its eggshaped orbit into its intended stationary outpost miles Theyre looking at using the onboard fuel to boost it up to geosynchronous Gardner It looks like theyll be able to do it and that well have a goodTDRS for future shuttle TDRS is the most complex and most expensive communications satellite ever but to be effective it must be in an orbit matching the spin of It is designed to serve as a space switchboard between the Earth and as many as 26 including the shuttle the second ship in that continued its nearflawless There were only a few minor and Gary one of the flight said Challenger is a super The astronauts had a busy schedule of spaceship checks and materials processing and scientific experiments on this third day of the planned fiveday which is to end with a landing at PST Saturday at Edwards Air Force Musgrave and Peterson planned an elaborate rehearsal late today for the dual space walk they are to take Thursday in the airless void of the open cargo The practice session involves donning the bulky space suits and pressurizing the airlock everything short of actually leaving the The purpose is to pinpoint any problems in ad vance like the space suit technical bugs that forced a similar walk to be canceled during the fifth flight of the shuttle Columbia last During the Thursday the pair are to test the suits and tools and techniques for servicing and repairing satellites on future shuttle It will be the first space walk by Americans in nine Staff photo by John Senter Not for novices Expert paddler Steve Smith divebombs off a cliff into the Guadalupe River in his C1 Old Man after getting a push from his Frank Novices will have to settle for something more as this technique could prove disastrous for Posse plans power play Group seeks control of Pedernales coop By SANDRA JACKSON Staff writer Calling themselves the Pedernales a group organizing to fight for control of Pedernales Electric Cooperative PEC will hold an organizational meeting Saturday in Marble The group was organized by Bill editor of the a weekly newspaper based in Marble who charges that PEC is too closely held by a small and that members are in effect ex cluded by the ways the meetings are Collier said the group will be called the Peder nales Posse It is a group of ordinary citizens banding together to right a wrong for the benefit of the Two hundred people have already signed on as which Collier said is enough to form the nucleus In a telephone Collier charged that the PEC purposely holds its annual general membership meetings during the day on a weekday to prevent most of the members from and therefore He said that PEC are always given the day off and they represent the group in attendance and are able to control In Bennie PEC general said in a telephone interview that the company has been having its general meetings on the same day for many Since the PECs service area ranges from New Braunfels to Lam and the company serves it is impossible to choose a time that is convenient for There will never be a time where everyone can Fuelberg explaining that holding the meeting on a weekday was not an attempt to ex See Page IDA MALDEF to contest atlarge council places ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Charter Amendment popularly known as the 43 plan for city council passed Saturday by a twotoone The next step is to submit it for review by the Department of the plan will meet with opposition from the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education as was promised in December by MALDEF attorney Judith But Jose chief counsel for the Hispanic rights says this opposition will be His clients will ask the justice department to throw out just those features they dont like the requirement that three atlarge council members be elected by and by majority The rest of the which divides the town into four geographical districts entitled to elect one council member is okay with In Garza will be asking the justice department to approve the plan originally proposed by New Braunfels Districting Charter Review Which isnt since Garza worked closely with the committee in drawing up that The big as indicated is in the way the three atlarge council members are to be If the first plan had been they would have run en and been elected by plurality vote no The snag came when City Attorney John Chunn looked at the Texas It states that when city council members serve terms longer than two they must be elected by majority New Braunfels council members are elected for threeyear The council made that And since it would be difficult to determine a majority vote if no one was running for a particular members added the byplace provision as MALDEF withdrew its support at that Those features have been documented over and over again to discriminate against Garza said It was very important to us that these features not be included in any sort of compromise And the committees original plan was a he MALDEF came in wanting seven singlemember and quite a few committee members thought there was no reason at all to change the present election The final recommendation was Two local Hispanic the Mexican American Democrats and the Committee for campaigned against the modified plan in Saturdays But it to It carried in all The Methodist which serves the heavily Hispanic West End neigh had the closest vote 368 and 218 I think it was mostly the Anglo vote that passed said Raul who served on the charter review To it just means that the voters thought that since the plan was it was good enough not taking into con sideration what they called a small Councilwoman Barbara who opposed the changes made in the committees had the same Most people do not follow the proceedings as well as someone on the council MALDEFs reason for opposition probably didnt seem all that clear to most she As far as the constitutional point Garza Im not sure this provision applies to New Braunfels In the first Im not sure its constitutional with respect to the But even if it does I think there were ways to get around Cutting the terms would have been one possible he but the council didnt want to do MALDEF has introduced a bill in the Texas Legislature that would repeal the offending paragraph in the state But there may be no action on it before New Braunfels individual case has to be Weve had some success with the Department of Justice in the Garza The City of which recently settled a yearlong court battle with ended up with a system much like the one first proposed for New Of Lockhart council members are elected for twoyear Planners put subdivision rules ahead of annexation chairman Gladys Battling took her NBISD seat Tuesday Page 2 City planners and zoners decided last fall to put off serious annexation until a decision was reached on New Braunfels new election Six months with the system just approved by the voters and not yet submitted to the Department of the Planning and Zoning Commission hasnt changed its Chairman David Hartmann plans to say so at the April 11 City Council Hartmann had received a letter from the requesting that his commission take a look at annexing the territory north of FM where the Coleman Company and some other industries are in the very near That area is designated Number 15 on the citys longterm annexation Its among the areas charted for annexation before and its true the city limits werent expanded at all last With New Braunfels contemplating a district election com missioners didnt want to upset the population balance in different areas of the They decided to con centrate on annexing three strip areas which contain if but will protect the citys ex traterritorial jurisdiction from en croachent by Councilwoman Barbara Tieken brought up Area 15 at the March 14 council Planning Director Debra Goodwin said there were three or four houses in that but Tieken didnt think that would be enough to upset the Hartmann has heard plenty of stories in which the Justice Depart ment overturned municipal an and he doesnt think its a good idea to start anything right We still have a number of things staring us in the he The commission is now in the process of revamping the citys subdivision with the help of an Austin consulting Its supposed to be updating the Master and hasnt gotten much done in that We have a redistricting which has and the possibility of a MALDEF Hartmann ad He said that annexation with all the new regulations passed by the Texas Legislature last are more ex pensive than some people might See Page 10A Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for mostly cloudy through Showers could develop this af with the chance for rain increasing Winds will be from the north at 1520 mph and Sunset will be at and sunrise Thursday will be at Coming Home It was a sad trip home for the Houston but a joyous one for the North Carolina State Wolf which defeated Monday for the NCAA The Cougars look to next as practically their entire team Details in Siberian Odyssey Former Comal County attorney Frank Voigt had his share of problems with customs officials while trying to get a supply of cholera vaccine to American forces stationed in Siberia around Part II of his odyssey appears on TV   

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