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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 3, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                AFRICAN MICROFILM ftFT PETH SINCLAIR P BOX 45436 City Hospice Tree of Lights entertainment schedule See Page 2A Water Watch Comal cfs down 5 Canyon cfs down 266 Canyon outflow cfs same Edwards down Canyon Lake up Texas Austin said to be fastest growing city See Page 3A Bears Page 5A New Braunfels HeraldZeitun New Texas 234 Tuesday 1985 25 Cents 16 Sections No pass rule in limbo HOUSTON AP A judge will wait 10 days before deciding whether to appoint a special master to collect statistics from school districts for an attorney challenging Texas noplay State District Judge Marsha An thony on Monday granted attorney Anthony Sheppard the extension to review figures from about 400 districts provided by the state last Anthony had planned to appoint a special master to collect information from the states school districts to examine the effects of the noplay rule on The noplay part of an educational reform package adopted by the state Legislature last prohibits students who fall a course from taking part in sports or other extracurricular Sheppard wants the district figures to prove his arguments that the rule discriminates against minority and handicapped Anthony halted the classaction lawsuit trial 25 in orderto ap point a master after Sheppard argued the state was withholding district Sheppard had gathered information from only 20 school But Assistant Attorney General Kevin who is defending the said the state was not required to keep such Sheppard said Monday that if the statesupplied information was insuf no special master will be So he has reviewed data from about 70 he I feel we probably dont need a Sheppard I want to avoid the expense if its not Sheppard said statistics from the 70 school districts he has reviewed show minority and handicapped children are failing at a higher rate than Among black who com prise percent of the 32 percent failed at least one he Hispanic making up percent of the failed at a rate of The per cent student population of disabled students failed at a rate of per Anglo failed at a rate of percent and make up percent of the student popula Sheppard Holiday lights LESLIE Citys annual Christmas tjee lighting prior to visiting with The event was marked with a goodsized singing of Christmas songs and a visit from See picture page was held at the Main Plaza Monday Jason and Stepehen Villarrea gaze at the newly lighted Christmas Change of venue denied in abuse trial Marion businessmen push for parking Staff writer MARION The Marion city coun cil decided Monday to pursue a lease agreement with Southern Pacific Railroad for the railroads right of way through Local business owners addressed the council requesting that they con sider the need for the land now being used as a parking lot for downtown There is any number of us who re ly on the parking in that stretch of said Roger owner of Helping Hands Sheffel is also Marions fire chief and former He added that if the property was leased to someone all of the downtown businesses would be af The city would receive less money in sales tax if business drop ped because of lack of parking he Tbe question of leasing the railroad property was raised during the 18 council The council voted loot to lease the property because it was feared that the cost of liability insurance for the city would be in Mayor Clarence Jackson said that the issue was brought up originally because the railroad officials have expressed concern about people lit tering and loitering on the The railroad has threatened to put a fence around the whole area because of some of the reports theyve Jackson He ad ded that there have been reports of children throwing bottles at passing Chick owner of the Overlander told the council that she wants a guarantee that her customers can park on the Councilman Charles Schulz said that he bad looked in to the insurance matter since the last council meeting and found that leasing the property would not increase the citys in surance Our liability will cover it and it wont go Schulz He added that although he had voted originally against leasing the he had reconsider and thought leasing the property would be best for the com The council voted unanimously to pursue a lease In other the council discussed the possibility of holding a bond election to pay for street and drainage The Farm and Home Administra tion gave me a tentative agreement that they would finance a bond issue of Jackson He said the money could be used for repair ing all of the citys Repay ment of the bonds would take 20 years at about 10 percent he Jackson said the earliest possible time for a bond election would be If bonds were issued for city taxes would be increas ed by about 21 cents per valua he The Marion tax rate is currently cents per See Page 10A State fifes new nuke disposal suit Staff writer State District Judge Robert Pfeuf fer has denied a change of venue mo tion in the child sexual assault case against a Canyon Lake man which ended in a mistrial last David Charles also known as Jeff Owens was found guil ty of sexually assaulting a fouryear old girl this year by a Comal County jury on Seven hours of deliberation went into the jurys but Pfeuf fers mistrial ruling on 25 meant a new trial for Testimony was set to begin at 9 this Once the mistrial was delared last Perrys Norman Dean and former County Courtat AUSTIN AP Attorney General Jim Mattox has filed suit against the Environmental Protection alleging that EPA standards for storing highlevel nuclear wastes would not protect groundwater in Deaf Smith The suit was filed Monday in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New the same day the Supreme Court refused to hear Texas previous legal challenge of the selection of a Deaf Smith County The without left standing a 5th Circuit Court ruling that the earlier challenge was A spokeswoman for Mark Whites office said Monday that who was out of was ex tremely disappointed in the high courts refusal to hear the case but hoped there would be a different deci sion in other There also is pending in the 9th Circuit Court of See Page 10A Law Judge filed a change of venue asking the new trial be moved to another coun A hearing was held on that along with a motion for Monday At the Dean said the defense had been made aware of a brand new witness District Attorney Bill Schroeder intended to call to testify this Were surprised by We dont even know his Dean All we know is he was a possible cell mate or near our client in the We think this is quite revelant to our Dean saying he needed more time to check into the See Page 10A CISD awards million in bids QEMK Staff writer Comal ISO trustees awarded a million contract to renovate three campuses Monday but decided to call another special meeting to award the contract for renovations at Canyon High Trustee Bill who serves on the districts building said the contractor in question on the CHS project is and has no previous track record in this Those two he explain ed why the board and the building committee wanted to do more in vestigation on the Conroe who submitted the low bid for the Ca nyon We want to talk to two more Hays said Weve done some but we want to do more to make Superintendent Bill Brown in dicated the board would call a special meeting to award the CHS contract after the additional references had been Improvements included in that bid package will be additional an improved airconditioning ceiling new im proved athletic curbing at the bus an outside paint and restroom The contractor who was hired Mon See Page 10A Inside the call 6259144 to arrange have the donation picked DEAR weather with a high in the upper 40s and Skies will be mostly tonight and with tonights low near 40 and Wednes WEATHER Cheer high in the upper Winds will be Yesterdays high was 46 and this mornings low was Sunset tonight will be at and sunrise Wednesday will be at Get those stocking staffers The Christmas Cheer Fund will try to feed 200 families this As of Tuesday the balance stood at up from The 140 was donated by and Jean Cooney of 7 Royal Crest and and Blanche Sander of 2415 Welsch Drive All Cheer Fund donations are tax deductible and may be brought to the HeraldZeitung of fices at 186 Contributions may be in the form on money or non perishable food Those who want to but who cannot come 22 shopping days to Christmas Tech hires McWilliams David defensive co ordinator at the University of was named the head football coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders See   

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