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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 2, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Longhorns nip Arizona in College World Series Details in Sports Governor Tom NBA championship series shifts to West Coast Details in Sports Loeff ler edges closer to Texas race BySANDRA JACKSON Staff writer Tom Loeffler says he will announce in late summer if he plans to run for but hes talking like a candidate At Smithson Valley High School Friday night to give the com mencement Loeffler told the All I can say is that I have been travelling the state at a rapid pace and am getting a tremendous amount of grass roots I can say with all certainty that the idea of running for governor is much more appealing today than it was a few months He One could probably say that Tom Loeffler and his family will be coming home to Texas to hold a different off The congressman from the 21st District which includes Comal County is now serving his fourth term in Washington and would relinquish that seat if decides to run for the In his commencement he told the class of Remembering my own days of high school com petition both athletically and i know how proud you are of your personal achievements and I congratulate He spoke of Americas founding budding democracy in Central the American Dream that grew out of the Depression and To leadership is ofttimes painful and lonely it is acting without but with Leadership in its fundamental form is overcoming the challenges we face through our individual he told the graduating Be strive to be And most of all Go for it the congressman His remarks were enthusiastically received by the who gave See Page 12A Loeffler autographs Kelley Smiths program Man collapses at graduation Temperatures in the 90s contributed to a mishap during New Braunfels High School commencement ceremonies at Unicorn Stadium Friday Charles the grandfather of a graduating senior Sheri collapsed during the valedictory He was first thought to be a victim of a heat but so far doctors have been unable to diagnose the exact cause of his an intensive care nurse But in stable condition in McKenna Memorial Hospitals intensive care has had similar episodes before and has a Robert valedictorian David took care of the ill man until an ambulance The Air Force who had been on stage to received the Silver Unicorn award for his contributions to the missed his sons Salute to the Class of85 See special graduation section New Braunfels Herald New Texas City rushes to approve new sign law Calling two emergency sessions to do City Council Friday afternoon passed an ordinance regulating billboards despite objections from an outdoor advertising company and its Council first met at 1 to talk about adopting an ordinance similar to one used in Missouri lawyer John Chunn told Council the need for an ordinance did not constitute an emergency and said the city violated open meetings and the city charter by calling the Chunn also pointed out that a copy of the proposed ordinance had not been posted with notice of the emergency Council adjourned at calling another emergency meeting at to again discuss passing the emergency ordinance which was then posted with notice of the second Fridays sessions were prompted by a May 25 decision by the Texas Legislature to pass a billboard bill providing for compensation of sign and property owners when a city orders the or relocation of an offprernise The legislation carried with it a compromise between the lobby groups for outdoor advertising in dustry and for the Texas Municipal That compromise means that cities with a sign containing an amortization in effect before June 1 will have a choice of how to compensate sign and property Cities without regulations by that date must either pay the sign owner in establish a special fund drawn from taxes on the sign issue sign abatement revenue or reduce taxes on that City Council met Friday to before Saturdays a billboard ordinance containing an amortization The amortization period is the amount of time a sign can remain after the city orders its or relocation so sign and property owners leasing land can recoup their If we decided we want some type of we would not have that option under Strategy One the one to follow if a city does not already have billboard rules because the payment would have to be made in said Mayor Barbara by going with Strategy Two the one cities with billboard rules can we keep our options open as to which routes we want to The second strategy allows a combination compensation of sign owners with an amorization period Inside See Page IZA Bret Cappleman catches winning pitcher Danny as Robert Benavides joins in Sunday June 1955 50 Cents 74 Pages6 Sections State bound Potent attack sends Canyon to Austin By DAVID KING Sports editor Iast the Canyon Cougars went to the state baseball tour nament armed with a squirtgun This the Cougars are going with a howitzer of an Canyon rattled the walls of Unicorn Field for 18 hits Saturday afternoon and established itself as one ol the favorites in this weeks Class 4A state tournament as the Cougars beat New Braunfels 132 in the final game of the teams bestofthree state quarterfinal Last wed get a hit and then hang Canyon Coach Ralph Behrend said after Saturdays This weve gotten on people and not let I dont think anybody has come from behind and beat except Judson early in the The Cougars of who are have won by 10 runs or more 10 times this Last years Cougars were and they won 12 onerun When weve gotten a lead this weve held onto it and built on The Cougars trailed 10 Saturday before Gary Edwards homered off the top of the leftfield Troy Moss followed Edwards with a double for the first of his four Scott Wagner and one out See Page 12A Water Watch Comal River Canyon Canyon Dan outflow Edwards Aquifer Canyon Lake level BUSINESS 234 down 81 360 down 831 isame 624 20 down down 5A CLASSIFIED 210C COMICS 1C CROSSWORD 6B DEAR ABBY 2C Gunslingers lose Despite another tough defensive the San Antonio Gun slingers lost their eighth con secutive to the Arizona Outlaws in Phoenix Saturday The lose drops the Gunslingers to DEATHS HOROSCOPE A Todays Weather 1C KALEIDOSCOPE 178 OPINIONS 4A PUBLIC RECORDS 3A SPORTS 810A WEATHER 3A 70s Comal County forecast calls for partly cloudy skies through Monday with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms tonight and Highs will be in the low and the low tonight in the mid No ByDANAOVERSTREET Staff writer An incident last week at the Humane Society of the New Braunfels Area brings to light a stronger issue at that facility the need for a spaying and neutering program at the Societyrun A litter of kittens allegedly was put to sleep about 15 minutes after being delivered to the shelter May Shelter manager Cheryl Pillar points to an overcrowded shelter as the culprit during this kitten Shelter overwhelmed by unwanted kittens Spay plan 12A There was a she that the kittens were sick and they couldnt by put in the shelter with healthy The story should really be done on a spaying and neutering Pillar Thats the issue having your animal spayed Pillar said the shelter in January took in 36 In thai number rose to 41 in to 50 and in to During the month if Pillar the shelter ac cepted 336 animals mostly a bout five Six of those kittens have been The majority of the kittens left at the she are less than six weeks and the shelter is testing a policy of keeping only animals older than eight used to keep them at that age under eight weeks Pillar Bernie Weller of the Humane Society of the United States recommends putting down any cat younger than Pillar said younger kittens are extremely susceptible to disease and demand more care and time from shelter Weller suggested that Pillar keep an assortment of kittens for Thats what I have more males than females and more long hairs than short Pillar newborn and many times are left at the shelters See Page 12A NBISD faces 10cent tax rate increase By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer New Braunfels ISD trustees will get an idea from the school patrons Monday if the district will face a rollback election on the percent increase in the proposed tax NBISD patrons have the op portunity to examine the budget and ask questions at the public hearing at Monday at the New Braunfels High School The budget hearing is required by law because the tax rate will increase more than 3 The school board signed an intent to raise the tax rate to in their last Last years rate was cents per Most of the increase has been caused by House Bill 72 which in creased teacher mandated lower studentteacher ratios in kindergarten through third grade and mandated a career ladder for But the bill increased the school districts portion of the basic educational program required by the Our local share of that foundation program increased to million while the foundation program increased only from See Page 124
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