Wednesday, April 24, 1985

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 24, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas In limbo Flood map fight confusing to property owners ByDANASTELL Staff writer The fight began a year and it hasnt gotten any But its still as confusing as The battle is over federal flood and its far from And until the matter is the city and property owners along the Guadalupe and Comal rivers dont know what to The citys planning department is unsure of which elevation maps to use in issuing building permits until an appeal of the federal flood elevation maps is set Carter Casteel and Rob who are spearheading a private appeal to the Federal Emergency Management say this week they are waiting on word from the agency on what to do until the appeal is Last after a fiveyear FEMA issued revised maps of this area showing new flood plain elevations and designating a in which construction is strictly regulated and almost Three months engineers hired by the group of property owners appealed those saying the FEMA engineers used incorrect data in calculating base flood The appeal maps show substantial differences in Huston and Associates hired by the property owners group submitted maps of their own to which is now reviewing the appeal In the the city planning department still has property owners wanting to build and nobody knows whether to use the old preFEMAreview maps the 1984 allegedly incorrect FEMA maps or the Huston appeal What our problem said City Manager Joe weve got new then weve got appeal and if someone walks in today and wants a building permit and theyre somewhere in between the two it can make a great deal of difference on what they can and cannot depending on which map you Michie and Planning Director Mike Shands asked FEMA to determine which map to enforce and how long the agency believes the appeal review will By the middle of said we hope to have some ground rules on the interim what rules we play by and which maps are enforced until the appeal is Michie said there have not been many problems See Page 12A Fiesta Mexicana 85 See Page 1C New Braunfels New Texas Wednesday April 25 Cents 30 Pages Sections Hughes dead at 88 Helms Giant has fallen AP The death of former Sam Ervin the country lawyer who presided over the Watergate hearings that led to the resignation of a has cost the nation a towering historical figure who championed the died of respiratory failure Tuesday at North Carolina Baptist Hospitals Bowman Gray Medical said hospital spokesman Roger Kidney failure contributed to liis A critic of the civil rights movement and a supporter of in dividual civil liberties during his 20 years in the Ervin was hailed by former Jim Hunt as a man who loved the Constitution more than any man alive He protected it during its time of greatest crisis and helped write history for our state arid Hunt He will truly be recorded as a towering historical figure and all North Carolina will forever be proud of Jesse who called Ervin his adviser on constitutional matters and A giant has fallen Ive never known a more remarkable American than Sam District Court Judge John who presided over trials involving the breakin at Democratic party headquarters in 1972 and the subsequent White House said I was very fond of him and admired his his dedication to his work and above his See Page 12A Hughes gave oath to LBJ DALLAS AP District Judge Sarah who swore in Lyndon Johnson as president after the 1963 assassination of President John has died at the age of who had been appointed to the bench by died about 11 Tuesday at Presbyterian said Lois Swan an aide to Hughes had not heard any cases for three years after suffering a massive stroke and entering a nursing Jones She was hospitalized in the aide She swore in a fellow as president aboard Air Force One on after Kennedy was pronounced dead from a snipers Im sure shed like to be remembered for swearing in Lyndon but shed also like to be remembered for some of her good judicial Jones She launched her political career with a successful bid for the statehouse in 1930 and was re elected In she became the first woman appointed a state district judge in Texas and was re elected seven times before Kennedy named her to the federal bench in Hughes was a womens rights activist whose best argument was her own success at law and Impudent doubletalking witnesses and political opponents learned to fear and respect See Page 12A Traffic backs up behind the wreck scene on Interstate 35 this morning Firemen treat two of the injured passengers LbliL KHILWALU I Ml HAL IJ li Man pulls victims from van By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Six persons escaped serious injury when their van collided with a cement truck and caught fire on Interstate 35 this Daniel Brian Janie Albert Gabriel Rodriguez and Robert Rosas were all in stable condition at McKenna Memorial as of press time A hospital spokeswoman said evaluations had not been completed but injuries detected so far were not Department of Public Safety See Page 12A Making bail inside Board suggested to regulate bail bondsmen By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer County officials are considering creating a bail bond board and wiil hold a special meeting at 8 Thursday at the A bail bond board may be created license bail bondsmen by a Texas but is not required right now of counties with less than County Judge Fred Clark called the but may not be able to I looked into the creation of a bail bond board back when I first got in office and I am still interested in the Clark had said in an earlier But it had to be put on a back burner because of other projects that took higher priorities the jail the annex getting control on subdivision he Its been very Sheriff Walter County CourtatLaw Judge Ronald Martin representing the district County Comissioner Bill representing commissioners district Attorney Bill and Justice of the Peace Harold representing the justices of the will Earlier this month a petition circulated among county officials to create a bail bond which was presented to The petition reads The business of executing bail bonds has been statutorily declared to be a business affecting the public Reasonable regulation of bail bonding business in Comal County needs to be instituted for the protection of the public and There is currently no regulations being enforced to assure that individuals in the bonding business have the financial backing to pay forfeited nor that sucli individuals have a background that insures honest and fair treatment of parties seeking 2372P3 Section 3 in regard to standards and Section 9 in regard to forfeiture of license are minimum standards that should be met by bonding businesses in Comal We the undersigned call for a majority of the county commissioners to vote for the implementation of a bail bond board and appoint seven members thereto and adopt as the rules and regulations of bonding in Comal County those set in the above mentioned article of Vernons Justice of the Peace Fred County Clerk Rosie District Clerk Hazel and County Attorney Bill Reimer signed the District Judge Robert Pfeuffer As a trial judge I am concerned about anything that takes away from our time on the what we were elected to Im not coming out against nor am I coming out to endorse I agree we need some regulation of the bail bond The more nonjudicial assignments that the county officials put on the the more liability the judges are exposed And that chips away at our time to spend in the the judge See Page 12A Water Watch Comal Canyon Canyon Dam outflow Edwards Aquifer Canyon Lake level 262 cfs down 81 654 cfs Idown 470 cfs up 111 down up Todays Weather Sunshine should fill the sky becoming fair and mild by Possible early morning clouds Thursday wont stay around too with an afternoon forecast of partly cloudy and Winds will be from the southeast at 1015 miles per hour today and decreasing to 510 mph CLASSIFIED 710C COMICS 2C CROSSWORD 3C DEARABBY 48 DEATHS 12A ENTERTAINMENT 1C FOOD 17B HOROSCOPE OPINIONS 4A STOCKS SPOBTS 810A NBISD seeking landmark for school New Braunfels ISD trustees Tuesday agreed to try to get a Texas Historical landmark designation for the old Mill Street high Steve an architect with the Andrew Perez Architect explained that the current Texas Antiquities Code stipulates that to destroy a historical the district would be required to give 60 days notice to the Texas Historical The original law did have some restrictions in but after the El Centro College the Antiquities Code was overturned by the Texas Supreme and there really isnt much restrictions Tillotson It would mainly put the building on the city historical Superin tendent Charles Bradberry We will submit this through the Comal County Historical Com Tillotson There will also be a site marker for the old The City Council PTA is doing the research for this and I am working with The trustees also set the timetable for concerting the old Mill Street school into administrative offices announcement for bids will begin May and bids should be returned by June In other trustees ap proved 19 new positions for next including 12 for the in structional These staffing requirements are only for September and may have to be amended but three reserve teaching positions are in the plans one for secondary level and two for elementary because of the growth projections and the class size mandates of House Bill New Braunfels High School is expected to increase from students to students with its largest increase 49 students in the freshman Though no ad ditional staff is the reserve position may have to be hired before the end of the We have cut some so though the numbers show no increase in we may just need to add back in Bradberry Elementary schools will need six new all in kindergarten through second grade due to 72s See Page 12A