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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 2, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Blast from Burnett Texas r PEC chief scolds Pedernales Posse organizers By SANDRA JACKSON Staff writer Perdernales Electoric Cooperative PEC President Walter Burnett said recently that PEC critics have been unfair and irresponsible in attacks on employees of the states largest Burnett aimed his criticism at Bill Collier and Jim Collier is the editor of the a weekly newspaper based in Marble Dwyer is a Kyle and both are leaders in a themselves Pedernales have no facts to back up their group calling The Posse is a group organized to fight for control of the and the election of two new directors at the June 20 annual membership meeting of the Burnet For several I have sat back while these two have made our employees the vast majority of whom are hard dedicated and courteous the brunt of unfair and irresponsible attacks for alleged poor service and rude But its all innuendo and they Those of us on the board of directors take the job knowing that well have to make some tough decisions and be subject to some Burnett our employees shouldnt have to be subjected to this mudslinging by those who want to take control of the cooperative for their own I dont know what weve ever done to See Page 8A Inside Todays Weather It will be partly cloudy today and then cloudy Friday returning to partly cloudy skies by the Winds will be from the southeast at 1015 mph near 10 mph tonight and near 15 mph Sunset Will be at and sunrise Thursday will be at Letters The controversy which currently surrounds the Comal Independent School District resulted in three letters for our Mailbag Included is the letter from students in an advanced English class at Canyon That whfch was mentioned in yesterdays appears in its See Page CLASSIFIED COMICS CROSSWORD I DEAR ABBY DEATHS HOROSCOPE 1B OPINIONS 4A SCRAPBOOK 2B SPORTS STOCKS 8A TV LISTINGS V 4B 3A New Braunfels New Texas THURSDAY June 25 cents 109 16 Pages Sections USPS 377880 White hedges on new session AUSTIN AP Mark White says there is no use in calling lawmakers back to town for a special session until he has some assurance they will sup port his Theres no sense to keep them after class just to be hardheaded about White told reporters Wednesday at his regular weekly news I am certainly not going to call one a special session until the Legislature is prepared to take action in some of these A pay raise for schoolteachers financed by a tax on luxury items Whites pet project failed during the regular and the governor said he needs time to try to build new support for He said when he visited the House and Senate Monday night just before adjournment of the 140day regular I had many of them whod suggested we shouldnt do it at this time tell me that they would be willing to do it as soon as we and I think more and more people will be coming to that Inline White denied that a special session was mandatory this summer to address three other major issues left hanging by the Legislature the possible end of the Texas Em ployment a statewide water and a brucellosis control The TEC required a bill to keep it operating because of the states Sunset law designed to reduce but the bill was killed by a deadlock between the House and Senate on the last day of the According to the the TEC must begin closing down 1 unless the Legislature takes I dont think thats as harsh a deadline as some people White They have a con tinuation built into that Sunset which gives the agency one year to Other unfinished business of the regular session included a bill that would have brought Texas into compliance with brucellosis control It failed in flic Senate while federal authorities were trying to impose a quarantine on Texas and a statewide water plan that White supported died in a conference committee late in the Despite who was asked repeatedly about the possibility of calling lawmakers back into I dont want to say were going to have a summer Were going to wait and see what the court action is on The TEC has a phaseout plan which would foreclose their going out abruptly on the first of White Just ducky These two Landa Park ducklings came into the world in front of a curious crowd of At Stefanie Schoenvogel lends a hand to one of the ducklings that was having a struggle getting out of its shell thats its beak poking out of that strangelooking it doesnt take long the newcomers to the park to be ready for their first After that comes the most important the best places to go for handouts from Stall photos by Richaulson Irvine named football athletic director at SVHS By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer The Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees met in executive session Wednesday and hired Stan Irvine as athletic coordinator and football coach for Smithson Valley High Irvine is currently on staff there as a coaching The following teachers were hired by the board Arlon SVHS Susan language SVHS Roberta special resource Canyon Middle School Wendy CMS Paul Canyon High School Karen CHS and Carol The board also set June M for a special open meeting at at the C1SD Central Ad ministration An executive session will follow the and C1SD Edgar Willhelm said well hire a principal for Bulverdc Middle School after that Another CISD position still vacant for next year is that of district math Wiilhclm Virginia Post was hired after the May 24 meeting as district reading coordinator for next She WHS formerly one of three assistant CISD Willhelm said Posts will be around under the state plus local mid will be based on her years of Appraisal ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Charges made by a former employee of the Comal County Central Appraisal District took the district administrator quite by Chief Appraiser Glenn after reading a story in Wednesdays HeroldZeitung about the resignation of Level I appraiser Michael said he didnt know why Smith chose to handle things the way he Mike never indicated to us that he was unhappy about anything not to that said Ive checked with his supervisor head appraiser Werner Rowald and he was really kind of sur Smith walked out after 13 months on the He told the HeraldZeitung that there was a serious lack of management in the appraisal office Smiths mismanagement charge off chief appraiser says that most of the appraisers were aware of and that Brucks had laughed off Rowalds attempts to talk to him about the problems they were Smith also implied a power struggle between Brucks and IV appraiser Patricia who doubles as an administrative assistant to the chief Brucks denied all these claims in a telephone interview Thursday We dont have any kind of power struggle over Im in and everybody knows I dont laugh off anybodys comments or If somebody makes a that doesnt necessarily mean itll be done the way you want he He also took exception to Smiths claims that the 1983 tax now being printed for distribution to the various school and city tax is a totally hurryup Brucks agreed the roll was produced We couldnt help But I think its still a very accurate in spite of he I think this will bear out when we get it to the taxing I just dont think well have the problems we were looking at last Even if there are mistakes and there probably will be Brucks the appraisal office and the taxing jurisdictions will have time to work them This wasnt the case last when the final roll didnt come out until and tax notices for Comal County and the Comal Independent School District were already more than a month Brucks pointed out that Mike Smith was a new and had come to Comal County straight out of Maybe he really didnt know what to expect in a he See Page 8A New state park to open Friday Garden Ridge police eye construction sites Garden Ridge suffered a house burglary and a lumber theft In Police Chief Walter Pardaen thinks both crimes were The approximately was found missing from a construction site on Gloxinia Pardaen and Comal County Sheriffs investigators think it was probably an inside The wood was sitting some distance from the and the ground was Someone apparently laid planks across the to keep the vehicle from sinking under the weight of the stolen and backed onto the And Gloxinia is a deadend This was done by someone who knew that lumber was was the And he thinks a recent burglary was committed by someone who knew the lady of the house wasnt She doesnt said but she was gone from 11 to 2 that When she came her television was gone along with quite a few other Oddly theres a construction project going on next Pardaen has talked to builders working in the The problem he found is that building companies See GARDEN Page 8A Texans lined up at the entrance to the Guadalupe River State Park in but the gate never But it will be open at 8 said summer clerk Jinii The located off Texas 46 on the ComalKendall County was scheduled to open for business on June That start was delayed two as wheels turned in the State Parks and Wildlife Weve been waiting for a final okay from Schroeder said at 11 We just got it about 10 minutes the phone has been ringing off the We got about 40 calls They were trying to make Schroeder we couldnt tell them This the office could at least give callers a time and But no reservations will be taken until the park officially opens Friday Schroeder newest addition to the state park system consists of acres of Texas Hill with four miles of Guadalupo River It will offer good Campgrounds on the south side range from primitive sites to recreational vehicle with water and electrical hookups and playgrounds for The Honey Creek owned and maintained by the Texas Nature Con adjoins the park on the east The a private organization supported by voluntary is presently restoring an old ranch house just inside the This will be used as a Honey Creek visitor and will serve as headquarters for guided tours of the The Guadulupe River State Park has been under construction for eight The project suffered a setback in the flood of which destroyed many of the large cypress trees along the river
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