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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 8, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas fo School fever Flu bug bites NBISD teachers By WANDA LASATER Staff writer New Braunfels schools are continuing to feel the bite of winter in the form of the New Braunfels ISD officials were cons idering closing the schools to break the flu cycle after only 86 percent of the districts students were in class But Tuesdays attendance figures rose by two percent and the decision was made to keep the schools administrative secretary Claudette Holliman In the district is having trouble finding enough substitutes for the teachers who are Holliman said that many of the substitutes are also She said that officials are continuing to watch the attendance figures Canyon High School and Smithson Valley High School in Comal ISD reported a brighter story Smithson Valley is only down by percent of its enrollment of The worst day for the school was 23 when 104 16 percent students were absent from Weve been quite said Iris attendance She added that the school has not experienced problems finding substitutes for the few teachers who have been Canyon High Principal Larry Moehnke said attendance at the school was running about the same as in the past for this time of For the most were running about 90 said Attendance today was 94 percent of the 719 Jack New Braunfels health says that it is hard to tell what is actually flu and what is caused by Id say 50 to 60 percent of what were seeing is caused by the said The he is probably being caused by cold nights and warm See Page 12A Sissel services Thursday Funeral services for civic leader Vearl Bunny Sissel will be held Thursday at 10 at Peter and Paul Catholic with Monsignor Anthony Drozd A wake and rosary are scheduled tonight at at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home for who died Monday at the Humana Hospital in San Burial will be in Guadalupe Valley Memorial a director and longtime chairman of the Dittlinger Memorial Library board and played an important role in the establishment of the present A member of Peter and Paul she was instrumental in the continuance of the Peter and Paul She was secretary treasurer of the schools trust She was a very complex said Mayor Stratemann who characterized her as a dirving influence in New She gave a lot to this he She wasnt one to ask for a lot of fanfare on A she contributed financially to many persons in She put a lot of young people through Stratemann She tried to help See Page 12A New Braunfels New Texas HgraldZdtunq jtli QO OQ WEDNESDAY 1984 25 Cents Volume 28 30 Pages Sections USPS 377880 Marines ready to leave Beirut What year is anyway Staff photo by Leslie Kriewaldt Its of but only the utility poles and lines and the paved highway Loop 337 distinguish it from the Trail riders bound for the San Antonio Stock Show and which begins passed through New Braunfels Tuesday and they make their way down Hunter Road toward Gruene Tuesday Lebanon AP The battleship New Jersey today bom barded gun positions in the central Lebanese mountains with its 16inch guns and Marines awaited orders to pull back from their airport bunkers to ships off the Lebanese The 115man British contingent of the multinational force abandoned its suburban base and moved to a ship A spokesman for the Dennis said the New Jersey was hitting targets way east of off my map with its 16inch the largest President Reagan on Tuesday ordered the Marines in Beirut redeployed to American ships off and authorized broader use of naval guns and warplanes to support the Lebanese Until naval firepower has been used only to protect the Marines and other elements of the multinational It was unclear if the New Jerseys shelling was intended to protect the Marines or aid the Lebanese Brooks said he did not know if the Americans were fired upon before the battleship opened up at but said the compound at Beirut In ternational Airport was hit by three or four mortars or rockets within minutes after the battleship began Moslem and Druse militiamen who took control of west Beirut after a week of fierce fighting tightened their grip on the largely Moslem sector today and the armys 6th under Lutfi said today it had defected to the A statement published by the leftist newspaper AsSafir said the brigade would assume security duties in west The future of Lebanons Christian Amin was un his army weakened by Moslem defections and his backed government riddled by Moslem President Reagan on Tuesday ordered the Marines in Beirut redeployed to American ships off and authorized broader use of naval guns and warplanes to support the Lebanese Until naval firepower has been used only to protect the Marines and other elements of the multinational A spokesman for the Marines at Beirut airport said they were aware of Reagans but had received See Page 12A Rezoning request denied by city planners ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer The Planning t and Zoning Com mission heeded neighbors objections Tuesday and recommended denial of Gregg Westons request for multifamily zoning at East Avenue and Dittlinger City Council will make the final but the commissions vote was Chairman David Hartmann thought the requested R3 designation would constitute spot and might set an unhealthy precedent in a primarily singleand twofamily residential Other members said that the streets were too too to handle traffic from Westons proposed 20unit condominium Three owners of nearby properties spoke against the rezoning at Tuesdays public One of a Tristan of 794 Dit admitted hed talked to NBISD election waiiting on MALDEF Weston and told him he had no objection to the After talking it over with his Tristan changed his and he apologized to Weston This site is in a neighborhood of singlefamily and wed like to keep it that said Maria who plans to build a home on some property off We get enough traffic during the County Commission member Joe Hartigan said residents opposed to the zoning Inside change might be winning a battle but losing the He noted that the acre of land under consideration was zoned and that developers could build three duplexes there under the present He thought six rental units might ultimately cause more trouble than Westons proposed which would be owner But Hartigan said hed still side with the if they were opposed to the zone Member John Dierksen said he wasnt opposed so much on the grounds of spot considering that the neighborhood contains a ball a fair grounds and a Community Service But he agreed the streets were too narrow for multi family The commission reluctantly ap proved the resubdivision of a lot at Clemens and Coll where the old von Coll house is The subdivision was requested by Hollis and Eve who have either purchased or plan to purchase one of the two new members werent sure what this would mean for the von Coll judged to be one of the oldest structures in New Its a shame the museum couldnt get said noting that the Sophienburg Memorial Association and the Conservation Society had both tried to buy the house at one Commissioners approved resub divisions of two commercial one See Page 12A By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer New Braunfels ISD trustees Tuesday called an election for two trustee positions for April and now must sit back to see if the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund tries to stop The trustees were required to call the election because of the Texas Education but had put off the decision because they were waiting for a Justice Department ruling on their new election That ruling has been postponed until so the district will continue with its present system of electing atlarge by numbered Two places will be on the ballot Place which is held by Garland and Place which is held by Margy the board said she was leaning toward seeking re the boards said he had not The filing deadline will be midnight of March Candidates can file at the districts administration MALDEF staff attorney Judith SandersCastro has indicated the group would seek a preliminary in junction to halt the MALDEF has filed a lawsuit against the school district because of NBISDs proposed election system of five singlemember districts and two atlarge MALDEF favors a plan of seven singlemember The implementation of NBISDs 52 which was approved by the trustees is awaiting Justice Department The depart ment requested a 60day extension on their decision on which will mean the final decision may not come until March In other trustees unanimously authorized for Superintendent Charles Bradberry to serve on the State Textbook Selection The appointment is for the 1984 hearings when the committee will be selecting science Todays Weather Cloudy skies and cooltomedium temperatures are in store for Comal County over the next two with a 50 percent chance of light rain or drizzle Tonight brings a SO percent chance of rain or diminishing to 30 percent on Winds today will be from the southeast at 1015 miles per and around 10 mph Temperatures will range from the upperSOs today to the lowerMs possibly getting into the lower60s on Sunset today wil be at and sunrise Thursday at CLASSIFIED DEAR OPINIONS STOCKS TV Cost concerns NBISD mulls options on new offices With additions to the New Braunfels Middle School and New Braunfels High School and the construction of the new elementary school in the final design New Braunfels ISD trustees turned their attention toward plans the administration But that decision will not be Trustees must decide whether to renovate the old high school building at 430 Mill or build a new The main factors will be cost and Renovating the old school will offer the district square feet in the top two although Superintendent Charles Bradberry said only square feet is currently needed for administrative the cost to renovate will run over well over the budgeted from last Mays bond whch the voters The estimated cost of the new building is ap proximately that is for square which Bradberry said is the pretty minimum kind of space standards the district He warned that this will not be enough for the districts longterm Comparing the figures for the two Bradberry noted the cost of the old high school would be cheaper per square foot to over per square foot for the new The real focus will be how important it is to this community to save the old Bradberry Noting the trustees will have to decide the future of the old high school building Bradberry said the district has already spent for two vocational programs housed there and for a new He explained to the trustees that the building was not condemned structurally as an educational facility the Texas Education Agency educationally condemned the building because it did not meet space and need Bradberry said two engineering firms recently had looked at the which opened in and reported it was The district would have to do something about the electrical boxes in the building for fire Bradberry He said the costs would include gutting the up stairs for electrical closing many of the buildings rear and installing a vault in the basement and an elevator in the back of the He noted some of this extra cost of renovating could be removed by selling the pressedtin which has a salvage value of DORIAN MARTIN
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