Wednesday, June 29, 1983

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 29, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Texas CISD patrons list concerns at hearing By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer The Coma Independent School District advisory committee wanted public and roughly 50 people made sure thats what committee members got Tuesday night at Frazier Twelve ranging from and appeared before the committee for three Committee members listened as teachers told of the intimidation said they had they felt this past school as parents related concerns they had for their and as citizens expressed worry over the districts John a drivers education instructor at Smithson Valley High was the first teacher to the My concern is that changes were made in the 1982 summer drivers ed program without con sulting Reynolds said on a prepared I have 25 years in the and I was happy with the program I had with the emphasis on behindthe wheel I was finally able to Edgar Willhelm about the and he told me that statistics had proved that classroom simulation was an effective way to teach drivers my concern is not the changes were but that I was not asked for my I was not con prior to the Reynolds adding that a meeting with his principal and the superin tendent would have been the way to handle the Audy who retired on June 1 as the head of the Language Arts department at Canyon High told the This is my swan I on the pressure put on LRoy I got a call from Judy when she was on the school She asked if I was watering down the curriculum for collegebound English I was almost we dont do LRoy said the environment became so that every time a teacher was called to meet a parent or adult in connection with the teacher felt What have I done Teachers can create a good learning but not that LRoy addressed the famous TABS Texas Assessment of Basic Skills TABS doesnt tell you what students but what the teachers If you cant teach the TABS youre not a good There was so much pressure on us that we gave preassessment We scored them then gave tests on the objectives not to make LRoy I had prostituted my own art of The icing on the was a form letter from LRoy It You have ac cummulated 25 days of sick See Page 14A VAV New Braunfels Herald New Texas 128 40 Pages Sections WEDNESDAY June 25 cents USPS Sheriff Fellers will run in 1984 By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer The 1984 political pot is already beginning to even though the primaries are almost a year Sheriff Walter who will celebrate his 7Lst birthday next announced Tuesday that he will seek reelection to a ninth Had Carl Davis not announced his candidacy for the sheriffs job two weeks ago and a said he probably wouldnt have made up his mind so I think its still too early to be said who is completing his 31st year in of Fellers told Carl GOP can didate and parttime to hunt him up another job Ordinarily Id make up my mind in December or But under the circumstances I feel like I need to make the people aware of my he said referring to his Republican opponents an nouncement which came June 12 at a GOP fun Up until 47yearold a former state had worked as a parttime or shift jailer at the Comal County Jail meaning Fellers was his That changed when Fillers said he told Davis to hunt him up another The sheriff said he did not think it was appropriate for Davis to continue working under his ad ministration under the In announcing his Fellers addressed the criticism that my age might get in the way of his If reelected in Fellers would be i when he completed his ninth term in President Reagan 72 is older than I am and Im sure hes got a heavier load to quipped When asked about his the sheriff said hes gotten the green light from the doctor who just gave me a One thing that prompted Fellers to seek another term was that he wanted to see the new county jail in Currently the county is planning a 100 inmate jail to be built by 1985 on a nineacre tract off Water I worked hard to getthat new jail and I would like to see it in operation at least one he But the new jail is not the only reason why Fellers decided to run I feel like Ive built up a good sheriffs with good people and I would like to work with it some he Since winning the office 31 years Fellers only had one general election former sheriffs deputy John In this 19HO which was referred to as a somewhat bitter Fellers got to Fellers has also faced a few writein can In 19G4 Milton another got 540 writein votes compared to Fellers Another Julio was also an unsuccessful candidate for Fellers job in the Democratic primary in gaining only 557 votes to Fellers The incumbept first sought his office in 1950 hoping to unseat thenSheriff Edo Fellers lost in this attempt by 312 votes out of approximately But then coowner of the Hotel Faust Coffee did not get discouraged and in 1952 was suc cessful in unseating who was seeking his third Sheriff Walter Fellersrunning again Stallpholu by Cindy Richardson Carter book dominates conference WASHINGTON AP President Reagan says he has no idea who gave his campaign Jimmy Carters briefing papers for their debate in 1980 or whether they were obtained by illegal or unethical But a congressmen heading an inquiry of thu matter Theres a lot of unanswered questions and promises to pursue The at a nationally broadcast news conference Tuesday repeatedly refused to pass judgment on the propriety of his advisers use of documents from the rival Carter camp in preparing him for the While saying he wants the Justice Department to investigate very carefully whether there was any Reagan said he does not intend to reprimand any of his staff over the Donald chairman of a House subcommittee that has been looking into the I think we have to Theres a lot of unanswered questions and a lot of different viewpoints as to what went Questions about the briefing book and Central America dominated the news The president refused to flatly rule out ever siiuiinii iroops to Central Presidents never say Reagan quickly adding that he has no plan or intention of sending forces to the region and that the nations in Central America dont want In an opening Reagan said the1 ad ministration was revising upward its estimate of economic growth this from percent to Me said Americas economy is beginning to sparkle after the deepest recession since World War Heagan declared himself frustrated by critics who portray him as a president whose policies favor I be nch at the expense of the The rich dont need See Page MA Election limbo Schaefer unsure of plans Winkler ineligible to run Inside ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Only half of New Braunfels will be voting in the 13 City Council if thu Department of Justice allows the city to have an election at As of Wednesday there werent any can didates Mayor Pro Turn Gerald one of two council members whose terms expire this hasnt decided whether to run The other Max isnt eligible under the new district voting first elected after a fourway race in has less than two weeks to make up his mind whether to seek a third threeyear Uncertain what the Justice Department was going to Council delayed passing an election ordinance until Monday But the filing deadline is still July and voters must be registered by July 14 in order to participate in the knowing all along that this was the last year of his has had plenty of time to think about seeking But he said he hadnt made a decision It was up in whether or not we were going to have an he Now we know that were going to have one The Department of Justice can still nix the charter amendment approved by local voters on April By it doesnt have to report until six days before the But City Attorney John Chunn urged the council to proceed with plans for the so that citizens can vote 13 if the word is If the plan is districts 1 and 2 will be electing council representatives this Schaefer lives in district which encompasses southern and central New No one has filed as yet from district the only one of the four which has a majority of Hispanic or other ethnicminority contacted thinks he may have several months on the council because hes not sure the Justice Department will come up with a verdict before In the in something can lay on a guys desk for months without anybody picking it he he it doesnt bother him one particle that he cant run Winkler has buen on the council since when he was appointed to replace Jim Hays in Its been a very meaningful he adding that he was going to get acquainted with my wife and enjoy But he promised to stay active in the Im not bowing I will continue to be vitally interested in the operation of this little he Todays Weather Its been a hot with tem peratures near 100 degrees predicted and breezes from the south near 15 miles per Tonight will be with skies becoming partly cloudy by Thur sday Winds will shift to the blowing near 10 mph tonight and 1015 mph on Sunset today will be at and sunrise Thursday at After the Fall Two students were driving along a bridge in Connecticut when they saw two trucks jackknife ahead of As they were frantically putting on the the trucks The students cars stopped 10 feet from the collapsed Page 12A Ralph The Houston Rockets won the right to pick 74 Ralph Sampson in a coin toss earlier this year and followed through Tuesday by making the center the 1 NBA See Pago TV Creepy crawlers Nasty cockroaches targeted by Utilities manhole crew Roaches run for cover in a manhole Staff photo by Cindy Richardson Cockroaches living in manholes in New Braunfels arent going to take over the but they have begun to visit area homes via the bathroom Dont because folks at New Braunfels Utilities have come up with a plan to stamp out the The still in the experimental spelled doom for many of the disgusting creatures in its first public test Tuesday morning on Mission Drive and Mission Weve been getting calls every because these little devils are coming out the manhole laterals into peoples John wastewater This isnt a new but its excessive this I because of the mild winter we The mechanics of the system came from Steve Elder and Pumps Unlimited in San John called me for and we devised the setup you Elder A gasoline engine that looks like a lawnmower motor operates a designed to release a certain number of gallons per minute from a holding barrel of the natural chemical The setup fits in the bed of a Utilities and is connected to a stinger Elder Nothing comes out of that nozzle until the trigger is and when that the chemical is released in a fine The pump was designed to deliver a pint of chemical in 10 seconds per Toeller That gives us the saturation we Now for some the deeper like 14 wed spray for more like 15 he We estimate a 30gallon barrel of chemical can do 300 but we can probably only get around to about 200 a day on an estimated 2Vz gallons of The chemical Pyrethrum recently came out using a water Before it had to be mixed with diesel and that wasnt very Toeller Also part of the programs costeffectiveness is Before when we did something along these it took three But when we get this tiling going well have one man doing it He wont even have to get out of his Hell use the holes in the manhole place the stinger down and drive onto the next roadies run from the They run up the lateral Touller So by not lifting the cover the lid weighs 150 we dont disturb and we get a more effective Pyrethrum lasts for a then breaks But Toeller has plans to follow up with a boric acid solution as a secondary which carries a residual of 30 Well get the immediate kill of whats and the residual will get the eggs that hatch he Roaches have been around a long so they See Page 14A