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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 28, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas                                Il C i Eberhard wont seek reelection Mayor Pro Tern Laverne Eberhard has announced her poltttcal or lack Shta not going to seek reelection In Ive enjoyed In Eberhard Mid Monday I think weve accomplished a lot In the but She hu some sense of things yetto be but has decided that this is as good a time as any to bow It would always be that no matter how long you Unless the city therell always be something you want to I Just feel like two terms is what I indicated I wanted to Eberhards term expires this See Page 12 LAVERNE EBERHARD out Settled with a bang NBISD exchange sharp words on 52 plan By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer The settlement between New Braunfels ISO and four New Braunfela plantiffs could nave been settled four months a lawyer from the Mexican American Legal and Educational Defense Fund said Although a tentative settlement was approved by NBISD trustees 2 and was filed in District Court MALDEF staff attorney Judith SandersCastro said this plan was almost identical to a settlement offered NBISD officials in November by plantiffs Nayo and Cristina Jose Espinoza and Ezequiel the plan that has been submitted to the court is the same plan the plantiffs offered in set tlement to the defendants during the first week in November of SandersCastro The resolution of this case was possible four months and The plantiffs have been willing to accept additional changes to facilitate the When questioned about this NBISD the plan is the same plan the plantiffs offered in set tlement to the defendants during the first week in November of SandersCastro Superintendent Charles Bradberry said he was not aware of any possible settlement in noting that he understood at that time that MALDEF and the plantiffs backed the 70 seven single member district plan all the the beginning they never publicly came forth and asked the board to change the the superintendent Noting that the election system could not be changed by NBISD officials until Bradberry said the plantiffs started their contact with the district by filing a lawsuit instead of initiating good faith Bradberry To my the first in dication of MALDEFs accepting the NBISD plan that wns approved this week was in the last 10 It was our proposals that reached a set If you look at the it speaks for itself as to who supported and who was against the Bradberry SandersCastro said there were a few minor changes between the present settlement and the one which was offered in What we have before the court is that original settlement but its four months the MALDEF lawyer The major hangups were the numbered at large she Until those were no settlement would be The settlement approved by NBISD trustees has unnumbered at large the plantiffs originally asked that District and the two atlarge positions be up for election this this has been changed and two places District held by Garland and District held by Margy Waldrip will be elected See Page 12 New Braunfels Herald Ntw Texas Volume 42 12 Pages TUESDAY February 25 Cents USPS 377880 City OKs settlement on Henry lawsuit By DYANNE FRY Staff writer The City of New Braunfels moved a step closer to resolving the Schlit terbahn lawsuit Monday when City Council voted 42 in favor of a compromise settlement proposed by City Attorney John The filed six months ago in District is not closed The settlement will need to be for mally approved by the Robert Henry and Bad Schloss owners of Landa Resort and the After it will have to be signed by the Neither of those things has hap pened But Henry told the Herald Zeitung Monday night that the proposed agreement suited I wrote he Like any the set How Council Voted Heres how City Council voted on a proposed settlement of a lawsuit with resort owner Robert Henry and his family Donnie Mayor Pro Tern Laverne Jose Valdemar AGAINST Betty Lou Barbara Settlement tlement asks for some concessions on both The Henry family filed the suit last after the council tried to pass an ordinance forbidding onstreet parking near their That ordinance was stopped by the suit but the settlement calls for a com prehensive no parking which will put towaway zones in some of the spots where the Henrys didnt want Some existing towaway zones will be or their boundaries The resort owners will get a special permit to build a parking lot on the east side of Liberty across from the provided they pave it and build a screening The area isnt zoned for a parking but the three vacant lots there were used for overflow cars for the last half of the past City Council has also agreed to sell the Henrys four pieces of street right ofway now being used by the for The money will be used to repave and improve the streets in that part of The majority of the council took Chunns advice and voted to approve the Barbara Tieken and Betty Lou Rushing voted against I really believe that parking problems in the area will be See Page 12 Local group votes 1312 for Krueger Comal Countys delegation to the state Mexican American Democrats convention last weekend in San An tonio didnt vote the way some locals The 25member delegation split almost down the middle on the Senate with 13 people supporting Bob Krueger and 12 supporting Lloyd A straw poll taken here two weeks with some 34 members ran 76 percent in favor of Domingo president of the local MAD understood at the time that the group would vote the same way at the state But the straw poll was and the chapter did not pick a formal The convention was open to any member who wanted to and the Krueger supporters appear to have turned Jose Valdemar a Doggett said there were four faces there that hed never seen at a local MAD They were all he But he thought it was odd that they should turn up at the having never been active We felt that somebody must have gone out of their way to get those faces to show Espinoza The 25member delegation spoke for 194 local MAD with each getting Despite the local Espinoza thinks Doggetts supporters ac complished what we wanted to ac which was that neither candidate would get the en An official MAD en dorsement requires a twothirds Krueger got votes and Doggett received The lack of in leaves the race wide And some of New Braunfels most vocal Windy City Staff photo by John Senier See Page 12 A chain braces the sign of the Faust Hotel as its Home Box Office sign blows in the High winds blew through New Braunfels Sunday and through most of Texas for that reaching speeds of 50 miles an Damage reportedly was light around New Garbage hike fails on tie vote Efforts to clean up the sanitation departments budget were put on hold Monday City Council members voted on two different rate Neither of them Council voted 33 on Betty Lou Rushings motion to increase rates by per It was just as evenly splitjn the opposite on the hike proposed by City Manager It takes a majority vote to pass a Mayor Stratemann could think of nothing to do but try again at the next Delashmutt told the council that expenses in the sanitation department exceeded revenues by at least per year more than if he figured in depreciation and the cost of replacing He said overall costs of operation had increased 43 percent since and that the dif ference was being made up by tax A acrosstheboard he would put the department more on a selfsupporting Rushing wasnt opposed to raising the but she thought was too much of an increase to ask our residents to pay all at The monthly pickup rate for a single family residence right now is Rushing favored raising it and looking at it again in a year or I think people can accept it that she After some Jose Valdemar Espinoza seconded her Delashmutt said this represented a change in Past councils have preferred to leave service rates alone as long as When it became necessary to raise theyve generally approved enough increase to last for a few more Joe Rogers urged the group to vote down Rushings Its very popular to Im not See Page 12 Blanco County hit by massive grass fire By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Inside Thousands of acres of arid Texas rangeland lay blackened today from windswept grass fires that firefighters and residents called the In recent Between and acres of grass was ablaze from 183 to to Market Road 2441 in Goliad about 15 miles south of before firefighters brought it control Monday afternoon after marathon a authorities 175 miles to the MM acres of land in a mostly rural region were burned in two separata blUM that engulfed the esttra awrth tod of Blanco of the Peace Diane Barry IB Travis adjacent to Biaane IN of brush ignited M the Southeast Travia Ceuafr Fire Department held a tralalBf exercise in the area about 3 Fire Chief Tony Beran said several firefighters suffered minor injuries in the whose cause remained In Bexar acres south of San Antonio were destroyed and about 30 mostly barns and were burned when winds of 50 mph or better whipped the said sheriffs Ray Bexar County sheriffs Robert Blunt said it took 12 hours to put out the flames out because the wind was just killing There were no immediate estimated of damage to the but Blunt said everything in front of it the fire is Fire departments from Skidmore and other towns battled through the night Sunday and into late afternoon Monday to control the fire south of See PafeU Todays Weather The Comal County forecast calls for sunny and wanner today and Mostly clear and cold Winds out of north today at 1015 decreasing Northerly winds at 510 mph on Sunset today will be at with sunrise Wednesday at Rangers AllDistrict Four members of Smithson Valleys basketball team were named to the allDistrict 263A team releaeed Senior Butch Hegeman and sophomore Rolando Trevino were named to the first team Page TV Bomb explodes in Jerusalem peacekeeping force debated Lebanon AP Government troops battled rebel militia forces in Beirut and the neighboring mountains while and Soviet diplomats were reported at odds on how to deploy a peacekeeping force to curb the In two Sovietmade grenades exploded in the doorway of a store on the main shopping street injuring 21 Several people were detained for police A Sovietbacked faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization claimed responsibility for the The Democratic Front for the liberation of Palestine made the claim in a communique issued in Police in Beirut said six people were killed and 13 wounded in overnight fighting around the moun taintop town of Souk elGharb and across the green line dividing the citys Christian and Moslem A boy and two adults died and 19 others were injured in midcity clashes on At the United the Security Council scheduled another round of talks today on forming a peacekeeping force for The United States declared its support late Monday for deployment of troops throughout but sources on the Police in Beirut said six people were killed and 13 wounded in overnight council said the Soviet Union wanted the forces restricted to The Security Council has been debating whether to send a force to promote a ceasefire and protect civilians now that most of the multinational force provided by Italy and the United States has withdrawn from The resolution prepared by which still has about troops in would deploy the force in the Beirut area when the multinational force has left the territory and waters under Lebanese The blasts of shells echoed through both halves of Beirut during the night and gunfire kept thousands of inhabitants awake in residential areas close to the green The fighting pits the army and Christian militias against Syrianbacked Druse and Shiite Moslem   

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