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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 15, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                263 MICROPLEX MITCH WOMBLE p BOX rv 7 City NB Chamber looks at combining exchanges See Page 2A Comal dfs down 16 Water cfswown 111 Ganyon cfs same Edwards down Canyon Lake level down Local Owners upset over store closings See below 198586 MOURNINGDOVE HUNTING ZONfiS Dove hunting season see Page 8A New Braunfels HeraldZeitun New Texas 161 Thursday August 25 Cents 18 Pages2 Sections Incorporation battle blazes Jane incorporation addresses crowd of 300 people Incorporation draws large crowd By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer Proponents of incorporating parts of River and FM 306 again tried to convince others in the area of the benefits of such a But Wednesday the cafeteria at Mountain Valley School in Sattler was full for the most opponents to the in corporation Almost 300 persons gathered at the school to hear David Thompson and Joe members of the incorporation answer questions about the It wasnt a quiet three Citing impending encroachment by San Antonio and New Braun Thompson said the SatUer area should incorporate to protect its own Its either us or he Incorporation turned out not to be the main source of concern for the areas residents the boun daries of the proposed do concern Im not against incorporating but youre not in corporating said Frank Youre trying to get enough money to support your I dont believe in what youre If youre going to call it bring it in to SatUer or call it Guadalupe The proposed incorporated area includes SatUer Uttle and River Point in the Sattler along with businesses along the and a strip along Saying the city would be long and incorporation leader David Thompson We have taken in all the residential area and prime real estate that we could take The incorporation maps take in two square miles of including strips 50 feet wide on both sides of the Guadalupe In some the strip in corporation takes in property 300 feet See Page IDA CISD eyes tax hike By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Comal ISD trustees got their first peek Wednesday at a proposed million budget for the 198586 school That peek included a tax hike from the current rate to per About 23 cents of that would go toward paying off the 198586 debt service requirement of over million on the districts old and new bond The difference between the two tax rates could also give the district an additional over last years tax So why raise taxes asked Business Manager Abel Campos at a special meeting Wednesday Of that we expect a certified loss from the state of To balance the 198485 was taken out of and well need for debt So were starting out in the even if the budget stayed as it he And we cant go back to the well because the wells gone The total dollar difference between this years and last years budget is or 3 That includes for career increased salaries and all of the House Bill 72 Campos The largest budgetary increase was in he because thats where it should We are basically just trying to live within our If we backed out career ladder See TAX Page 10A Man indicted in kidnapping By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer A Comal County Grand Jury has indicted a San Antonio man on charges he kidnapped another man at gunpoint from the Alamo Haulers Truck Yard June Bruce Alvin Welborn of Route Box San was among 14 individuals indicted The Lonnie Earl also of San told Comal County Sheriffs Investigator Kermit Kroesche that he was in the process of buying a gravel trailer from Welborn when the incident Mosley said Welborn approached him at the truck yard at the in tersection of FM 482 and and said he wanted the trailer returned Mosley said he would return it as soon as Welborn returned the already paid on the Welborn then reached into his pulled out a black ordered Mosley into the drivers and told him to drive to Welborns business yard on Interstate Mosley adding that Welborn rode on the outside of the cab on the drivers and held the pistol on him the entire Once they arrived at the Mosley was ordered to park the trailer and told to get out to assist Welborn in disconnecting the trailer from the tractor Welborn also allegedly threatened Mosleys life if he came back for the See GRAND Page 10A Judge defers ruling on testing of potential teachers TY1JER AP District Judge William Wayne Justice has put off ruling on a request for an in junction to block the states use of a new college test to screen potential Seven days of arguments in the case ended Wednesday with the attorney for several minority groups contending that the statemandated test would cut the supply of Texas especially blacks and In final arguments at the end of seven days of San Antonio lawyer Albert representing the MexicanAmerican Legal Defense and Educational told the judge that in the students would suffer irreparable harm because of the lack of minority MALDEF is representing 14 students and several minority including the The group claims the test discriminates against College students are required to pass the writing and mathematics portions of the test before they can be admitted to teacher education The tests would be given after six hours of Store owners upset over handling of closings From staff and wire reports New Braunfels Montgomery Ward Sales Agency is among the department store chains catalog stores that will be The local manager said the closing was a year to 18 months but would not comment on whether he was one of the store owners suing the Montgomery Ward officials refuse to comment on a Texas lawsuit alleging that operators of several of Wards catalog sales outlets were misled before the company announced it would close the The smalltown stores have been a mainstay of the rural American way of life for 113 years but now appear the million lawsuit The plaintiffs allege that Mon tgomery Ward officials through sales meetings and other actUms led catalog agents to believe independent stores would stay open even though Mon tgomery Ward announced the closing of companyowned All of these actions were intended by Wards to and did lull the agents and rural America into a false sense of security that the company was dedicated to the future of the catalog sales the lawsuit the suit Mon tgomery Ward effectively closed the agencies and ended its relationship with rural America by its announcement on that it would close the catalog stores Chuck spokesman at Montgomery Wards corporate headquarters in Wednesday declined to I really have not seen the contents of the At this we have no Holland said in a telephone interview Holland said Montgomery Ward plans to close some 200 company owned stores and some in dependently owned catalog agencies within the next 14 Frank the lawyer who filed the suit said the plaintiffs operate 10 catalog stores in such areas as Carrizo Springs and The store owners kept a small amount of merchandise on but basically handled catalog sales for he Powell said that when Montgomery Ward earlier announced plans to close companyowned some of the agents considered getting out of the Some had offers from people wanting to buy their he But the suit charges that Mon tgomery Ward assured the catalog agents business would The company approved new catalog sales sent representatives to sales meetings and issued statements saying it would remain in the suit The May 1985 issue of the com panys included a questionandanswer feature about catalog Is the closing of these com pany owned stores signalling the end of catalog operations for Mon tgomery Ward By no Montgomery Ward founded the catalog direct mail and we intend to stay in the magazine But on the lawsuit Montgomery Ward president Ber nard Brennan sent catalog sales agents a Mailgram that said It is our difficult and painful duty to inform you that after 113 years in the catalog Montgomery Ward is discontinuing all catalog Your sales agency will be The message said the decision was due to business We never like to affect peoples lives and livelihoods this it But we have no other alternative if Montgomery Ward is going to continue to be a viable en Our strategy is to focus our energy and effort on the education But Kevin attorney representing the argued that the state had no intention to discriminate when it implemented the PPST We do not deny there is impact on minorities in the but impact is not sufficient as grounds for OHanlon Standardized tests are designed to factor out discrimination of color or national he The state is concerned that teachers are not doing their job and now we are attempting to correct that with Kauffman used some earlier testimony to back up his arguemnt of He said Victoria Bergin of the Texas Education who testified used fighting words toward the minority He said her use of innate ability as a reason why some students were not doing as well as others on the test supported his theory that TEA in tended to Texas Education Commissioner Kirby testified in the case arguing that if the judge issues an injunction against the states test of education the people of Texas may lose confidence in the education Kirby said the injunction would mean that students would be taking courses in which they have no basic Inside Todays weather Partiy cloudy skies and hot temperatures continue with a high in the upper 90s and a low in the mid There is a 20 percent chance of thundershowers Wednesdays high was 96 with todays low at Sunset will be at with sunrise at 6 Dont forget Friday is the last day to register elementary students in the New Braunfels School The elementary schools include Carl Seele and Lone Star   

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