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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 28, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Graduation 1987 is inside todays HeraldZeitung Lunch Money Martin Franz rail car may eat up the green but it eats up pavement just as Maybe BVTIMWAITS Staff Writer While Al Unser was preparing to make race car history with his fourth victory at the In dianapolis 500 last Martin Franz was carv ing out his own notch in drag racing Last Friday at San Antonios Alamo Franz won for the first time with his rail car in the Top Eliminator class during High School What makes this a special achievement is the fact that Franz is 17 years old competing against racers almost twice his age in many He was the youngest in the class and he has only been racing for six He is also the only rail car driver in New sits behind the wheel of a vehicle with an engine that probably started out in a Chevrolet The 350 4bolt small block engine has been bored 30 thousandths over size to give it five cubic inches of extra The addition of some high performance overthe counter parts such as an intake car cam headers and high compression pistons make this engine dependable but powerful enough to push the car through the quartermile straightaway track in under 10 It also has a twospeed Powerglide The first time I got in it I didnt drive It real said I was kind of Its totally different from anything who graduates from Canyon High School Friday won at Alamo Dragway in seconds at a speed of 133 miles per It can do he Much of the work that went into the engine wns performed by Franzs Paul Schulz and Keith Whitaker of San The car will be featured in the next edition of the National Hot Rod Association who operates Schulz Electric locally and has raced for 15 said Franz has a lot of talent to work He listens real well and has a lot of said To get a ride like that at Martins age would have been the best thing that could have happened to see DRAG Page SA Martin Franz and Photo New Braunfels New Texas Two 30 Pages titling 104 4r Thursday May 1987 25 Cents Stammtisch Senioritis New Braunfels has a new fire Phillip a native of Yoakum and current fire chief will assume that responsibili ty for the city of New Braunfels ef fective July it was announced The position became open here last month with the announcement by current Fire Chief Jack Wilson that he would retire as of May has 19 years of fire ser vice and has been the top fire of ficial in Yoakum since His starting salary is a reported He checked out extremely said City Manager Joe Michie as he made public the appointment before City Council during a special workshop Wednesday I think we have a highly qualified fire the city administrator add r Michie stated that he received 20 applications for the position and narrowed that field down to Those four were interviewed here last Friday by a panel consisting of Austin Fire Chief Bill Lockhart Fire Chief Jack Hay and local Emergency Medical Director John Baker holds an associate degree in fire is a certified paramedic and has had extensive training in both EMS and fire sup pression and Happy birthday to Emma Georg who celebrates her 99th She was born and raised in Bulverde but now lives in Her Nor ma lives in Seguin and she has lots of relatives in New Get out the glad rags for the free Dance Friday from 6 to in Landa Music will be by In the Mix Productions and the dance is sponsored by New Opportunities and Ways and New Braunfels Parks and Oops In Wednesdays the pjione number for information about strokes or the local strode support group was in Those wanting to get in touch with Victoria Laubach at Speech Language Services Should call These New Braunfels High School seniors seem disinterested as they sit through gradua tion rehearsal The big of is after which all those symp toms of what some term senioritis will disap pear with the caps in the Photo by Leslie Kriewaldt County waste board approves sale of landfill to SA company By DAVIDMAY Staff Writer Though bids received a second time from private waste manage ment firms for the sale of the city county landfill came in lower than the sale of the site appears imminent and was expected to have been ratified by county commis sioners earlier The bid of Waste Management of San Antonio for was ac cepted by City Council Wednesday night in a 50 vote during a special Their bid was over that sub mitted by BrowningFerris which totaled County Judge Fred chair man of Comal County Solid Waste Control said he fully expected commissioners to approve the sale of the landfill to Waste According to County Auditor Bate who handles bookeeping responsibilities for the and Commissioner Lorenzo who sits on the board along with City Manager Joe bids received last month from both firms and ultimately rejected by the amounted to some million for outright purchase of but because of new stipulations in the purchase the bids were I am not Clark said shortly after the bids were opened by the board citing locked in tipping fees over the next five with escalations based on con sumer index prices to take effect thereafter as a reason tor the bids to come in lower thefsecond See PageA Comal jury discounts brutality finds defendant guilty Writer Ajo attempjt by a defense to turn a resistta arrest trial toto a polce bmtajity issue Wednes day When he jury toftk less mm 39 to retujrn gujty County before Judge Pefensj attorney JUJHJ Gonzalez of iegyttle jpyj numerous mo ta or mortal by prtcijajrd at one poiJQt asked lor dismissal of jury assessed Patiwo 3 JO comty jailed a in the Class A mfateamms case heard to cowaJ lap oj due and 09 eajjse fojr urrtg by w police officers arresting last n oju dhaxges of public intoxication and resisting ar The defense attacked the state for what it called use of unnecessary force and inability prove abuse against the officers by PatinpGon zalez said officers Robert Russell BjJ and Clayton yariws sections of the state peaa CQdje to arresting who has a felony conviction and is due to appear to state district court to stajftd wm m a charge of criminal See NBISDtax hearing happening Frida y By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer New Braunfels ISDs board of trustees will be ready to listen Friday to whatever their patrons want to say or ask about a proposed percent tax increase in the school Because of a conflict with high school graduation the NBISD tax hearing was set for Friday in the Education Centers library at 431 Mill Lonnie NBISDs finance said the hearing is required by law and discussion will be limited to the possibility of a tax Well give our side of the reason why we need the patrons will be given the opportunity to ask questions and well answer them the best we he He pointed out that the possibility of a tax hike still has nothing to do with us setting a tax rate at the pro posed rate of 97 Thats a Thats the maximum amount that can be It can be less but it cannot be he NBISDs current effective tax rate is per Four cents of the tax increase would be needed to keep teachers at the local pay Well give our side of the reason why we need the patrons will be given the opportunity to ask questions and well answer them the best we Lonnie Curtis NBISD finance director which is more than the states minimum pay NBISD Superintendent Charles Bradberry said he feels the local overscale for teachers is He said New Braunfels ISD is one of the lowest paying school districts in the Interstate 35 corridor from San An tonio to north of To remove the local overscale would be saying we want to oe the lowest paying school district in the he I dont hear a lot of people We want to pay less yet want the same I hear people We want good people and we want to remain com See Page 2A Lawmakers pushing Comal park district bill as session ends By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer State Edmund Kuempel and Bill Sims are trying to push through the Legislative log jam in Austin to get a Comal County parks district bill approv ed before the end of the regular Laure Sims ad ministrative said the senator wants to get the bill ap proved before this Senate leaders Wednesday after noon appointed senators to a joint committee which will be charged with working out the details of a bill aimed at protecting and im proving conditions on the Guadalupe Senate Bill if would give local residents the authority to create a park district to Cproal County to provide river parks and rangers to control the njobs of summer visitors to the The bill has passed the Senate and House to different The Senates appwaji included restricting the size of property which can be purchased by the park district board to not more than five square Ed mund Kuempel rejected the new version of the opting to add some amendments of his Spokesmen from Kuempeis and Sims offices agreed that the re jection was not hostile but was the easiest way to make more changes to the Ray Kuempels assis said earlier today that toe committee will meet either today or Friday and he expects to have the bill approved With Senate conference committee members toe approval of the bill should take only a he of Sepfe WfBtS t8 add two new aniendnients te jfe One change Jlffitt kinds of facilities that cgujg be oo pajk district pjropjrty river Allowed tajjjjjfes ctate sifltery mm parking lots
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