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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 26, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Inmate recaptured after seven hours of freedom By DEBBIE Staff writer More security may be in the works to prevent another jail escape like Sunday af when Juanito Correa bolted for freedom after an exercise His escape only got him seven hours of Comal County Jail inmates were being escorted from the outdoor exercise area back into the Courthouse for lunch around noon Correa bolted and ran through the hallway between the District Attorneys Office and the County Clerks and up the stairs to the second He jumped from the and took off on Sheriffs Investigator Kudy Hubio said We had everyone looking for him Then we got an anonymous telephone call about 6 The caller said we could find Correa at 109 Morales Ruhio and several backup units from New Braunfels Police Department didnt find Correa at the lowincome housing But we did find his 14yearold girlfriend She finally told us he was hiding up in the The attics to 109 and the apartment next door so Kubio went up on one and NBPD officers Mike Rust and Ives went into the attic of the adjoining apartment We flushed him Police officer Juan Davis and Sheriffs Reserve Mark Bryant also participated in which ended about Ftubio said the 17yearold Correa was in jail for burglary of a motor He has also been charged with escape from which could cost him an additional five New Braunfels Ntw Texas 147 Zeituno 12 Pages TUESDAY July 25 cents Parking lot plan causes friction ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer It seemed a simple enough matter a landscaped parking lot next to the Recreation But an undercurrent of controversy was evident in the City Council chamber Monday Members of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board were offended because no one asked them to look at the They were presented to City Council for the first time and approved the same Representatives of the Wurstfest Association came in cool and but grew annoyed as the argument dragged The idea of the parking lot was approved last sum they The association has volunteered funds to help with the And they want to get on with so that the lot will be there in time for Wurstfest this There is nothing in this plan thats harmful to the or to any member of the City This is a good said John Doster of the associations longrange planning as council members Max Winkler and Barbara Tieken pushed to have the plans reviewed by the parks Parks board chairman Sharon Phair was worried about what would happen to the pecan trees in the area where the lot will Doster says the trees will be but Phair wanted to know what provision will be made to water She also asked about the traffic According to the therell be no driveway on the south side of the parking where the recreation centers front door Cars will enter from Landa Park Drive at the back of the The Wurst fest people think this will help traffic Phair isnt City Manager Delashmutt said he was following instructions when he brought the plans to the council After the council approved the general idea in It came as part of a package of Wurstfest recom including a donation to the Hinman Island Park Improvement And council See Page 12 The eyes have it Peering through her testing volunteer Lorna Wong screens fellow volunteer Jerri Ann Goodman for glaucoma as Emma program director for the Texas Society to Prevent looks The which gave free screenings at HEB Food Store is available for any group requests it Characterized by increased pressure within the glaucoma cause qradua1 oss of vision USPS 377380 Security firm to move here By PATRICIA YZNAGA KING Wire editor A company specializing in burglar alarm systems has chosen New Braunfels as its American Dan chairman of the New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce Industrial Development told chamber members Tuesday that Security Products Universal has set up warehousing at Interstate 35 and Solms Its parent Security Products Unversal is based in Hong The parent company has really just made the basic decision to move the company to IH35 and Solms Sedgwick So Sedgwick the company in New Braunfels has only two workers its and a Overlander is from the United but spent 12 years in the Orient working with other Sedgwick He and his Steve developed the Sedgwick The parent company manufactures products in the burglar alarm See Page 12 Parking woes Council wrestles with Liberty problems City Halls resident traffic expert agrees theres quite a traffic problem on Liberty She came up with two possible solutions extend the no parking zone from North Street to or make Liberty a oneway street going But Connie Meyer hadnt figured on the com plications that came up in City Council Monday Or perhaps she City Manager Delashmutt agreed there were no easy Even I cant come up with anything better than what shes he said of his recently hired administrative who made her first public council presentation Council members took the first step on her first recommendation when they directed City Attorney John Chunn to draw up a new noparking But much dissent lay behind this and theres a good chance the ordinance will never hit the The general consensus seemed to be that New Braunfels parking problems are bigger than Liberty and nobody has yet proposed a heavyduty Owners of three big resorts in the area were present Monday and objected to both of Meyers Jeff one of the family that owns the Schlitterbahn and Landa said a oneway Liberty would be disastrous to our and would just create more traffic on Union Henry didnt like the noparking idea His Robert has even suggested to council that the existing noparking signs in the 500700 blocks of Liberty be taken The council has said those signs were put up at the request of Jeff Henry pointed If thats the I respectfully request that you dont put signs in front of our he He owns five lots on And the same goes for his sister and her who live in another house in the same Henry Meyer said the Schlitterbahn actually has the recommended amount of offstreet parking for its square footage of resort Her comment lent some support to the Henrys claim that the people parked along North and Garza streets may actually be patrons of Prince Solms where the citys tube chute is The idea of expanding parking facilities in Prince Solms green space came up Delashmutt said parks advisory board and other segments of the community wouldnt like I presented it once before and like to got my throat he One resident asked why the city couldnt just let people park on the grass on busy summer weekends It wouldnt do that much she and the city wouldnt have an expensive paving For the rest of the the green space would be Councilmember Barbara Tieken proposed trying the extended noparking zone on a temporary and having an emergency ordinance to that effect for reading at the next Chunn told her it wouldnt look good to have a temporary measure labeled an that it would be better to go for the normal three But by that the summer will be Tieken DYANNEFRY Inside Todays Weather It will be sunny and hot today and Low clouds are expected late Wednesday will bring considerable early morning burning off to a sunny and hot Winds will be from the south near 15 mph today and shifting to the southeast at 1015 mph Sunset will be at and sunrise Wednesday will be at Behind Closed Doors Three attorneys from the Houston law firm of Fulbright It Jaworski are in Austin today to testify before the Travis County Grand Jury about allegations that Attorney General Jim Mattox threatened to put them out of See 3 Still Fighting Rebel fighting within the Palestine Liberation Organization continues for the fourth consecutive day in the Other clashes continue to rage throughout the the heaviest of which began Saturday when Iranian forces killed or injured troop members in 3 SPORTS M Lake may soon host PEC board meeting By SANDRA JACKSON Staff writer Pedernales Electric Cooperative i PEC i directors will soon begin a policy of having their monthly board meetings in locations throughout their service and Canyon will be one of the first sites chosen Canyon Iake will probably be the first or second place well be said PEC spokesman Bill who said the new policy would most likely begin next Until board meetings have been held at the PEC headquarters in Johnson THe change comes as part of the cooperatives new communication plan announced at the annual meeting in The plan was devised tu try to improve public access to PEC decisionmaking and community It was described in General Manager Benme Fuelbergs report as a longterm step toward keeping the membership in the as well as civic informed of happenings at PEC Key segments of the plan call for regularh scheduled meetings between coop officials and city councils and scheduled public meetings throughout the service At the PECs regular board meeting Monday a report was heard from the Cooperative Finance Cor poration regarding the PECs status in comparison to other electric cooperatives throughout the Thirty different criteria are used in the study and the PECs standing was described as very Our rates are among the lowest and the percentage of our budget that goes for administration is very Cunningham Efforts are being made to curtail burglaries at PEC where supplies have been stolen One burglary has been reported in and two at Johnson City during the past few There are evidently prettywell Cunningham ex plaining that large spools of wire have been stolen and heavy equipment is required to move An investigation is being con ducted right now by the Lower Colorado River Authoritys security department and private in Cunningham We have some pretty good he added Steps are being taken to put more permanent identification on the wire spools by branding rather than painting on company Budget picture brightens for Comal ISO By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer In less than a the budget picture at Comal Independent School District went from worse to Trustees heard Business Manager Hugo Nowotnys report Tuesday night that CISD will get more Average Daily Attendance money from the state for 198283 than was That good in upped the districts estimated contingency fund at the end of 188384 from reported on July 19 to a nice round figure of More ADA also means the state will pay for more Nowotny CISD grew by about 233 students last which is the equivalent to about 10 But thats not The increased ADA an estimated figure of million for CISDs agfrfifrrt value after exemptions from the Central Appraisal has dropped the estimated Ux rate from cents per valuation at the July 19 workshop to CISD Edgar Willhelm said it this way An analysis of the 1982 tax rate and the proposed 1983 tax rate shows that the average homeowner will experience less than a a month increase in actual tax dollars for The total taxes paid by 90 percent of the homeowners will be less than individual homeowners paid in the 1981 Ux But the possibility of a rollback still looms above ff dual tax rete exceeds the effective Ux rate by three we have to hold a public Nowotny ex If its eight percent or the district is subject to a but only if voters petition for Trustees approved the 40 percent homestead exemption for 19S344 at the July 19 which one official described as sticking our necks But even if CISD trustees adopted the 198283 budget as the district would still be subject to a rollback The if would not lower the 1983 Willhelm Reduced Uxes would not be effective until the 1964 Ux he A rollback spells Nowotny has because of simple in 1982 83 we collected roughly million in In we need so we have a rollback election and it passes Then in even ii we need all we can have is or what we had in In other salaries for principals got a shot in the arm to make CISD positions more competitive with area ElemenUry principals at Pay Grade 13 will now earn above their sUte base salary for 11 as opposed to the current above base of Assistant principals at the middle schools Pay Grade 111 stayed the same at above while middle school principals went from to above base AssisUnt principals at the high schools i Pay Grade 11 went from to above and high school principals jumped from to above Trustee Carey McWilliams entertained a motion to increase the salary for elementary principals by the middle school principals by and the high school principals by His motion failed with a 33 tie The preliminary vote was 32 in favor of the with Jim Rector and David Way voting in favor and Karen Rust and Erwin Lehmann Four votes are needed for and Board President Kenneth Wunderlich cast the deciding vote against the David Boatuer was In other salary trustees approved a above state base increase for trie director of special director of and the director of support Trustees also took action to maintain salaries of three Community Education coordinators at Pay Grade 10B for but with the indication those salaries would possibly be reduced to a Pay Grade 7 for the 198485 school The vote on that one was with Way voting He didnt like the idea of reducing anyones But the rest of the trustees felt like a years notice was and more desirable than continuing the injustice to others at Pay Grade B substitute teacher salary were increased to per and 151 per day for continous substitution of the same after 10
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