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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 26, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 6A New Braunfels HetaldZeitung May House delays repairs on education bill AUSTIN AP A cosponsor of the 1984 school reform bill worked Saturday to salvage some of the fine tuning measures he wants approved before the legislative session ends Carl Parker won Senate ap proval of his plan in but the House has not acted on Among other his bill would allow the State Board of Education to rewrite the noplay rule that has generated controversy and court DPort told the Senate Education Committee that his bill has hit strong opposition in the The only singleshot bills that have been sent to the Senate from the House do not deal with many of the finetuning recommendations made by the state Parker Because the House hasnt acted on Parkers he is trying to get the legislation passed by separating portions of his bill and attaching them as amendments to House bills sent to the Parker has been negotiating with Mark Bill Hobby and House Speaker Gib Lewis to find areas of the bill that are agreeable to both houses and to try to salvage some portions of his I conferred with the speaker at Parker The speaker first wanted a group from the governors the lieutenant governors office and his office to see if we couldnt reach some agreement on the content of these That never got off the But Parker said he and a House staff member studied Parkers proposals Friday evening to see what would be acceptable to the There are about three points I am told that are totally unacceptable to the Parker I am told there is some chance it can be worked out this Parker wouldnt say which points the House had found Loose ends in the education reform bill that Parker said need to be tightened include Allowing the state board more flexibility on the length of time students would be barred from participation in extracurricular Postponement of a teacher competency test skills which Parker said hasnt been funded in the current appropriations Police continue checking chemical blaze in Texas EASTLAND AP As about residents remained away from their homes for a second day experts continued monitoring a chemical blaze that erupted after a train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed and burst into A tanker car on the train carrying liquid propylene gas exploded only seconds after an empty water hauling truck ran into one of four engines pulling the 99car Missouri Pacific train on A spokeswoman at the citys emergency command who refused to give her said the situtation remained unchanged She declined to estimate how long it would take to douse the fire and allow residents to return Authorities evacuated about residents almost a third of this West Texas towns population shortly after the which triggered an explosion and a bright red ball of flames that shot into the sky over The blast shook buildings and homes miles from the One pilot flying at feet near the area said his plane was rocked by the Eastland is on Interstate about 100 miles west of Fort I aint seen nothing like that since said Jimmy an employee of an oil company across from the intersection of Highway 69 and the Missouri Pacific train tracks where the accident Two abandoned houses and a all 150 yards from the train were destroyed by the The truck Gaylon Nelms of was listed in critical condition at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene Saturday with first and seconddegree burns over 25 percent of his said hospital spokeswoman Jo A total of 16 people were treated at Eastland Memorial Hospital for Five were Its a miracle that he is Its a miracle that nobody was said Eastland firefighter Robert who along with firefighter Phillip pulled Nelms from the Most of the injuries resulted from the heat of the authorities At least 25 cars of the train were derailed by a combination of the blast and the impact of the Among those were cars carrying hydrochloric hydrofluoric sulphuric acid and Officials of the town of almost fearing further explosions and possible leakage of the dangerous evacuated an firea about two miles east of Highway 69 to In terstate 20 and a mile in all other Our concern was with the safety of those Police Chief Lyn dall Underwood We didnt know what was leaking and what was Bright Idea You can count on the Consumer Information Catalog to turn you on to new ideas that help solve problems and brighten your The Catalog lists more than 200 federal publications you can send Many are free and all are They cover every thing from cars to jobs to babies to Look to the Consumer Information Catalog for help in finding the answers you So send for a Its free for the CONSUMER INFORMATION CENTER COLORADO 81009 Friday Western Emergency a Keller firm specializing in dealing with hazar dous determined that the only burning car was the one carrying A small hole was detected in another of the cars containing but authorities did not believe it presented any general manager of the Dallasbased railroad said a 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