Tuesday, May 19, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 19, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas DA Hospital Week Page Aquifer Page 3 New Braunfels New Texas One 12 Pages m Zeituna 97 Tuesday May 1987 25 Cents light long sleeves Just how German Germanic is New Kind out IhiK Satur May when panelists Hubert Lauren Ingeborg Hueborg Krika Nielsen and Joseph Salmons join in a discussion at the Activities m Theodore professor of German and director of TexasGerman Studies at the University of is Kor more call the Sophlenburg Museum at The event is sponsored by the Sophienburg Memorial Associa tion the institute arid grants by Texas Committee for the Also this Saturday will be a Youth Festival sponsored by New Braunfels Iarks and Kecreation Department at Cypress Bend which is sort of behind Peter and Paul and Comal Between 9 and noon there will be a kite flying clown face painting and a presentation for kidlels on how to tie balloons into neat For more call Cornal Appraisal District is offer ing workshops this Thursday and next Thursday on how to appeal the value the CAD has placed on your home or other Thats The CAD is offering instructions on how to tell them they got it The workshops will be held In New braunfcls Utilities meeting room this Thursday and at Mountain Valley Middle School in Saltier next The workshops are open to the there is no charge to attend and anyone with questions related to property values is urged to Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7110 has elected officers for the coming They are Evelyn president Phyllis senior vice president Ardith junior vice presi dent Lucille treasurer Elizabeth chaplain Clara conductress Pearl guard Ellen threeyear trustee Nora twoyear and Violet oneyear In stallation will be May 31 for the auxiliary and Post Make reservations before May 25 by call ing 6254498 or This duck in kanda Park found last weeks rain and weather just the thing to inspire spreading The response to the photographers approach is How would feel if someone stuck a lens in your face while you were in the A 30 percent chance of rain showers will linger with us tonight and tomorrow and those persons in low lying areas are advised that flooding wijll likely oeeurr any significant amounts of The low tonight will in the mid 60s with cloudy James a fifth grade student and crossing guard at Carl Shurz Elementary has the situation covered in an oversiz ed mack during inclement weather Tuesday as a fellow student considers the not so deep water iruhe Photo by Leslie Kriewaldt Marion man complaining about alcohol By JOHN KASTNER Correspondent A Marion resident has criticized the Guadalupe County Sheriffs Departmenl and Ihe Deparlmenl of Public Safe ty for whal he calls lack of cooperalion in curbing the spate of raucous parlies jusl oulside Al Breaux is concerned over an accidenl lhat occured last summer in which a 22yearold Marion man was in The man is now a paraplegic and has been in a coma since the August accident which reportedly oc curred after a wild who has met with Marion city officials and county law enforcement failed to get necessary support in letting officials know there is a dangerous pro blem that needs to be looked at Breaux now has taken the matter up wilh Guadalupe Counly Commissioners Most of the commissioners said they were not aware of the situation and agreed with Breaux lhat something must be done to curb the According to the socalled wild parties take place on a property along Old Marion Road and Youngford Road in an vacant farm house and These young kids are into dope and Breaux I have approached the commissioners because I feel it is my duty as a family a father who teaches my These young kids are into dope and Al Breaux children to respect the in which my father was a deputy Breaux What does it take to put a stop to this kind of thine he 6l he at least one pair of parents are buying the booze and permitting the teens to party at their They tell the kids as long as they bring their vehicles onlo private properly are Breaux said Guadalupe Counly Judge James Sagebiel acknowledg ed Ihere is a II is a nalional II is difficull if adults con done it and are actually helping wilh Ihe party and help circumvent the Sagebiel Sheriff Melvin Harborth denied that he had failed to cooperate with constable Donnie Stephenson on the mat He said investigator Floyd Schlichting and ABC Agent Sam Smeltzer had talked to Breaux after the man returned home to find that the teenagers had thrown a party at his See MAR Page 2 Teacher pay top CISD goal By SARAH PUKE Staff Writer Improving teacher and staff salaries leads the list of priorities for Comal Independent School Pistrict based on a report by a group of Com al County Patrick Bulverde Middle School the goals during a board of trustees meeting The Jist of goals was compil ed by the pomal ISD Superinten dents administrative cabinet and Hollis said he feels the list reflects the of the scftojj district faculty and The functions oji the were to set some set some goals anJ establish some changes that need to be iqlljs He called the made up of principals and ptfeer ssboo district staff a ferpj tryst of school aojqubg that each of the 13 members weoi to great length to fflsjyye thjg gpajls were reflective of the desires ol the It formidable Besides determining the goals and discussing them with other district several cabinet members did extensive research about their he Following the effort to become more competitive with teacher and support staff the Nine Goals for the Nineties include developing a more comprehensive vocational training program and con tinuing drug awareness Hollis called the need to improve salaries Following the he admitted that some parents in the district probably will be concerned that the salary issue ranked higher in importance than other educational I think pn the other side of the there are Page Rainfall totals H mm i ttvm si fttuiii 9 943 irf M N BIS D trustees ponder tax hike New Braunfels ISD board of trustees will consider an Intent to raise taxes during their meeting later Lonnie NBISDs finance said slate property lax value Increases may force the dlslricl to Increase taxes by as much as This is because of whal the Slate Tax Properly Board has assessed to us because values have Curlfs The slale board decreas ed local values by more than million following an appeal earlier this but Curtis said local valua at are still more than million higher than lasl If we had lhal kind of tax we wouldnl have to raise bul we dont have lhat kind of lax the finance expert He added that the school districl is losing equalization aide from the slale this year and the districl have lo cul Us expenditures for the corn ing The possible lax Increase would br ing in an additional over last years local lax Curtis said once a proposed increase is the dislricl musl live wiin that even if the Texas Legislature makes expected educational cuts during a special Also during tonights the board win consider adoption of a new school The board also will consider acceptance of retirements and approval of appoint ments and leaves of The board will meet in closed ses sion at 7 at The Kducation Cenler al W Mill st to consider retirement and ap The open meeting is scheduled to begin at p m following the closed session the season for falling tree limbs Tree weighted by moisture and blown by heavy are more of a nuisance than a hazard when they come in contacl wllh power lines and calch ac cording lo a New Braunfels Utilities Koger tecriical services manager of the said the two such incidents thai occurred during Salurdays thunderstorm were a coincidence and thai he does nol inlend lo step up Ihe Irimrning program of such It is nol really a safely pro said Biggers Tuesday morn II is more of a nuisance in lhat it causes a short lhal results in a power Biggers said lhal Ihe spring wilh its wet and windy is the lime of year when Iree limbs are most likely to come in contact with power lines Such in cidents do not pose a threat to pro perties or he unless the heat within the wires caused by the short allows the lines to burn through and all It is not lhal bad of a problem The wet weather and wfw compound the problem and we cannot keep up with it in spring We have one six man crew that tries to maintain trimming and vie try to maintain cutting on a five year Biggers said Trees caught fire Saturday short ly after noon in the 1200 block of East Common Street and block of South Market Street Fire Department officials kept vigii over the burning foilage until utilities personnel could arrive and trim away the ignited branches The utilities department is respon sible for keeping power lines frw of such obstacles It is a trick sometimes working with the said We get accused of butchering and killing trees and with the pfcan trees we have our customers get upset if we trim off some their pecan crops Building activity increases in April By OAVIOMAY Staff Writer Building activity in New Braunfels continues on a slight upswing and appears to be at tempting to climb out of its year long slump with the value of Aprils permits up more than million over April 1986s It is the second month thus far in 1987 to show a significant increase in construction permits The 133 permits issued by the Planning Department last month totaled and included the go ahead for the construction of 14 new singlefamily five new commercial buildings and permits for the construction of the citys two new fire Permit fees collected for April amounted to and brought fiscal 198687s total to in line with projected permit revenues for the current year of with two months remain ing in the The number of permits issued by category and their construc tion value were as follows single family seven residential addi yjree residential five 7 sjryp six commercial Other tb ope sign two raoJbUe ojscojue The issued two per last at no allow for the construction of the square foot Central Fire Sta tion and sqaure foot County Line Road Fire Substation Ihe Central valued at will be built by JDK Construction and the valued at will be con structed by Wunderlich Builders The city issued a permit for the construction of Assembly of God Church to be located at 1944 L s 81 The owner was listed as Elias At square feet the property Kill value some after completion Also issued iast month a permit to New Braunfels ISD ana Mental Health and Mental Retar coowners of a faciin at 511 North for a sqaure foot addition to be used as an out patient The genera con tractor on the job is Raucn Con struction and the permit value totaled The and scope of the single family pr raits issued were as Owner Rudy Scharschir JHJI 1251 Clean Aater Owner JBJ Partnership JerryBob contractor Partway with fence Owner JBJ Partnership Jfijryfiob 8l Vista Parkway Wl Owners Custom