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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 6, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                4 1 0 I 262 Local Fire Prevention week begins See Page 6A Comal cfs same Canyon cfs up 28 Canyon outflow cfs same Edwards Aquifer up Canyon Lake down State GOP takes swipe at White See Page 8A Read about football action in page 9A New Braunfels New Texas Sunday 1985 50 Cents 74 Pages 5 Sections 5 killed in headon collision near Blanco BLANCO AP Five members of two Kendall County driving home from a high school football game Friday night were killed in a headon collision with a car carrying six Department of Public Safety spokesman Mike Cox said seven other people were three of them in the accident at on FM 473 near None of the people in either car was wearing Cox Cox and a spokesman at Crofts Funeral Home in Blanco identified the dead as iail Oosse the driver of one of the cars her James David and his Kimberly Marie 11 Larry Edward and his Melinda all of Bergheirn and all riding in the Thomas Also riding in the Thomas car and hospitalized at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio were 13yearold Jeffery reported in stable and Caroline reported in serious Linda Crofts of Crofts Funeral Home in where the five bodies were said the hospitalized Dudley woman is Larry Dudleys and the Oosse boy is She said the Thomases and Dudleys were neighbors in nearby Bergheim and were returning from the high school football game in Blanco where the Dudleys have a son in the high school DPS spokesman Cox said the driver of the second car was 16year old Luis Garza of who was treated and released for along with two of his 16yearold Leo Ruiz and Shannon Cox said according to state Trooper Dana the Garza car was traveling about 70 miles an hour eastbound on the farm road when it crossed over into the other lane as it rounded an uphill colliding with the Thomas He said there was no evidence that either car had applied Cox said two other passengers with David and his Missy of Blanco were taken to Brooke Army Medical Center in San A hospital spokesman said Miss Smoyer was treated and but her 13year old brother was in serious Cox said another an 18 did not require hospital Inside Todays Weather Today is expected to be sunny and clear with the high reaching the mid The low tonight will be in the low 60s with partly cloudy Winds will be from the southeast at nearly 10 Saturdays high was 76 and low Friday was Sunset will be at today and sunrise will be at Monday Pennant winners Todays sun rose in the east on two baseball pennant The Louis Cardinals won in the National League East division and the Toronto Blue Jays won the American league East division Louis will meet the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL championship See Sports Man dies after bleeding in parking lot Emergency Medical Services technicians were unable to revive a New Braunfels man found un concious in a vacant parking lot Friday Witnesses saw Curt of Gruene drive into the parking lot of River Restaurant on San An tonio Street and fall out of his pickup They reported that Shaefer was bleeding profusely from his mouth and Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger said he believes Schaefer died of natural He will not know the exact cause of death until he receives test results from Schaefer was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital where Krueger pronouced him Krueger said he has ruled out foul play as a cause of I think it the death was a result of an in ternal he LESLIE KRIEWALDT HERALD Zfcl I UNJ Trashed out TRASHFEST participants dredged up about pounds of junk from the Comal River About 350 including three teams from the New Braunfels Diving participated in the This drill came from the river and weighed about 350 Water problems plague Indian Hills By SARAH DUKE Staff writer The Indian Hills Water System will be back in operation in a few days and is in good said Diane owner and operator of the The water company shut down 24 when high amounts of chlorine were found in the The company supplies water to residents of Indian Hills subdivision in the western part of Corrial County near highways 281 and White said that because the system had to be shut down when the water was she decided to keep it down to perform regular rnaintainence Some residents reported becoming ill after drinking the overchlorinated Pierce Spring Branch Emergency Medical Services said units were called to homes but did not transport Some residents transported theitv selves to McKenna Memorial he About six residents were treated and released at The Coma County Sheriffs Department is continuing an in vestigation into the cause of the White suspects someone intentionally dumped large amounts of chlorine into the water Sheriffs investigators suspects in the have no Long road leads to bond issue BUSINESS 210C COMICS CROSSWORD 5B 5B KALEIDOSCOPE OPINIONS 4A WEATHER isfc1 EDITORS NOTE This is the last of a sixpart series explaining the million city bond issue election to be put before the public ByDANAOVERSTREET Staff writer Its been a long but the citys bond issue ballot all million of it is finally ready for the On New Braunfels residents will be asked to vote on eight Three propositions relate to public building one to street one to drainage system im and three to parks and recreation facility If all eight propositions taxpayers will see a 12cent increase in the property tax which is currently set at 25 cents per property The owner of a home valued at will pay a total city tax of compared to the current payment of A home would mean a total payment is the current payment and the owner of a house will pay a total of The city of New Braunfels last issued bonds in when voters approved the issuance of million in general obligation At that million paid for street and drainage nine more holes at the golf course and other improvements at and the construction of the Olympic the Civic Center and a fourth fire The property valuation in 1968 was about it is And since there have been no major street or drainage im provements or work at the parks or on public even though the city has grown about 43 percent in the past 17 Study committees of various kinds have been formed over the years and there are several master plans and other suggestions of city planning as evidence of their late last following the presentation of the Chamber of Commerce master plan update Ciiy Council formed its own special study com They were given charges to look at various areas of the city and make recommendations back to council not for bond but for study explained City Manager Joe As the process neared completion See Page 16A Jim water supply engineer for the Texas Department of said it is unlikely the overchlorination was caused by equipment if equipment it wont let any chlorine Balusek It would tend to clog up or cut itself I dont think the ichlonnation machine would have let as much in the water as they ahe residents claim was in ihe would have had to have been put in Balusek said the state requires milligrams of chlorine in drinking He said water usually leaves storage with a chlorine He suspects the amount of chlorine in the water system on 24 was several times the required Balusek added that water can have See Page 16A Under examination NBISD juniors handle TEAMS testing CISDnottoo worried about test results DERYL By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer New Braunfels ISD juniors got to see the premiere unveiling of the newly formulated high school exit this week along with thousands of Texas llth graders across the Students here may not give it a rave but the many called it with no real even though it had been anticipated with some fear and trepidation by most Parents on the superintendents advisory council have also asked to take the exam to see what is being expected of their Superintendent Charles Bradberry Texas high school juniors took the TEAMS test this week Behave it set up 15 for any of the 3035 parents on the advisory board to take the test that want Bradberry Students seemed to have a good attitude toward said Judy one of the two assistant principals at New Braunfels High Even the bright students were taking it as they They saw it as their last challenge getting a an important milestone in their academic Students in Erin Foxs accelerated English class discussed the test the day after and 22 out of the 28 said they were ner vous about it We had prepared in our English Set Page 16A By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer High school juniors in Texas took a test last but wont find out if they made the team until The test called the Texas Educational Assessment of Minimum Skills TEAMS was just one of many byproducts of House Bill Students who have not passed the test by the end of their senior year will not receive a The reading portion of the multiplechoice test was ad ministered statewide on followed by the math portion on There were 72 questions about and 72 questions about But students are only required to answer correctly 45 of the reading questions and 36 of the math questions to Officials have predicted about or 2o percent of Texas will fail the exit test on the first Those who do will be able to retake it each spring and fall until they But Comal ISD administrators think local students did well on their first and arent too worried about benching any of I talked to the and some of them felt like it was high time we had a test like said Joe principal at Smithson Valley High A few said they didnt know what purpose it could possibly but most of them thought the test was See Page MA   

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