Friday, June 26, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 26, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas lew Braunfels New Texas One 20 Pages Zeituno 125 Friday June 25 Cents Stammtisch Storm damage Comal County chapter of the imerican Cancer Society will hold a ike sale Saturday beginning at in front of 1135 Interstate 35 that will last mttl the baked goodies are All proceeds from the sale will benefit he local speaking on behalf of the Texas Vocational education reminds us Ithat the the Austrinlians and the Japanese have utilized Isolar power to run and cool Jlumberg wants us to support safer lenergy through fspecifically the increase in funding vocational training programs she says in a posting support a tax increase to fund feducation and the services neded to fmake Texas the She urges people of the same or similar topinion join together for a rally on I the south grounds of the Austin I Capitol building to show support for increased school taxes and state funding for programs that promote organic living and solar A reminder Harold invites the public to our open house from 2 to 4 this Our new building at 707 Landa is really spiffy and if you ever wanted to know how we make all those typographical errors and get the paper come by your hometown Our State Judith Zaffirini takes the credit for cosponsoring Omnibus Inhalant Abuse Bill signed recently by The measure calls for more struct regulation of the sale and use of such spray paint and aerosol substances used by people of questionable smarts to feei A front page item in this newspaper in March 1966 cites use of spray paint by young people here and went on to say local merchants had cooperated with school and police officials to curb the use of such merchandise for illicit Pictured above is Mickey Moore of Texas Retailers Zaf firini and Joe Butler of the Lum bermens Association during signing ceremonies in the state Partly cloudy and hot are the watch words for the next several The high today will reach the mid9Qs with northeasterly winds at 10 The low in the morning will be in the mid70s with light Saturday will again be partly cloudy and hot with ths bjgh ia the Conditions Sunday through Tuesday wHJ he a repeat with highs in the mfdaOs and lows 3 9 Perhaps the most intense thunderstorm of the year struck New Braunfels and the surrounding area Thursday around packing heavy strong winds and This sign and mobile home off Interstate Highway 35 at Solms Road pictured above were but a couple of indications as to the storms A whopping 2Hinches of rain fell in the twohour storm flooding streets and stranding motorists in some Lightning knocked out power to virtually every section of the town at one time or requiring New Braunfels Utilities to call out all available personnel to restore NBU technical services manager Roger Road improvements tabled over funding issues By TRAVIS PQUNG CorresppncJerU Plans for improvements on an approximate twomile length of Bulverde Road were tabled by Comal County Commissioners Court Thursday morning in conjunction with Jack of funds for aquisition and complaints from Precinct I Justice of the Peace Fred An appraisal of the property along Bulverde Road was conducted at the request of County Engineer Mac McCoy and the Commissioner expressed yesterday his concern that costs of the rightofway aquisition was not in the budget which is already much ieplete4 by two major projects cojjnjy is presently Stewart appeared during the regular session to protest the proposed djjsigjj of the which would straighten curves and make it more of a than it already Sjewart clajycas that sp majjy ac cidsftts the because of the excessive spee4 of the drivers ajod the curves Judge jhjjt that travel 50 to 65 mile per hour in the 35 mph Stewart asked the court to do something to slow down speeders Gonzales bull rider killed in freak accident inMarion Editors note A June 25 story about the death of a bull rider in Marion contained inaccurate information according to reports at the The HeraldZeitung regrets the MARJON A hull rider died after his leg WAS severed as he was dr8ige4 arojjypid the ring by the ajnlmai he was trying to Authorities Elijah Qari of was pronounced dead on arrival at Army Center San Antonio fete wss 9 the BuB B4Pk CUT at YJJCS of 15 A ug ro4eo will to held a of the of the maw his tef t was TPdRTf CUT speakers did not show but CAD chief appraiser did Biggers said all systems were repaired as of 4 but some isolated outages may For a short it was one of the worst on our system since I have been said noting NBU received over 300 calls from customers during and after the A power line was knocked down across Interstate 35 northbound near York bringing traffic to a brief New Braunfels Fire Department dispatched all units to the Courtyard Shopping Center about 6 following a report of lightning striking the No damage was Police had to man several major intersections during the rain after traffic signals were rendered rather than encouraging them with a Sea Page 2 witnessed the One of his legs got hung up in the rigging as he was rolling off the jfolJie Before anyone caujtd get to it the other leg got wns a tragic I have never anything like this in aU roy of rQjieoingj sai4 Sammy mjyosgtog partner of the said Clark was stepping off thg after a ridj when Ws legs became tangled ifl cinch rope take 10 gpt in a off at the Clarks i my He cant taJk atwut it By DAVID MAY Staff Writer When heavy rains Thursday evening prevented keynote speakers Stubbs and Jud Ashmore from appearing at a Comal United Tax payers Comal Central Appraisal District Chief Appraiser Richard Rhodes was called upon to answer questions and ended up weathering a storm of his who told the 100 persons gathered at Canyon Middle School that he attended the meeting to hear the other side of the became the center of attention as he fielded questions about appraisals and review The chief ap praiser was not a scheduled speaker at the Stubbs is president of HomeownersTaxpayers Association and is a wellknown taxpayer wat Ashmore is a San Antonio radio talkshow Neither were available for a comment early this Stubbs was seen on San Antonio newscasts as having headed a rally of upset property owners on the steps of the Bexar County Courthouse Thursday afternoon over what they consider to be unfair property valuation Rhodes averted any emotional confrontations here by offering an open door to anyone with questions about appraisals and the process for He approached the to some jeering from the but left with a polite round of I am the chief said If you are not satisfied by then there is a panel of five he referring to the appraisal districts review Exercise your next Some of the questions posed to Rhodes concerned certain proper Although Rhodes was not able to specifically address those questions on an individual he urged the concerned taxpayers to come to the CAD office and speak with You have access to everything that is in my office except for that which is obtained and there is very little of that in my of he When Rhodes I have lowered more properties than I have raised in this comments from the crowd included you sure missed mine and you made it up on Rhodes then I raised some of them real We have talked to almost I cant promise you will like the but I can promise you will get an he Rhodes told the group that tax payers have until June 30 to an appeal of property Rhodes explained that the trigger for an appeal process is to mail written notice of a request for a review or fill out a form in the ap paraisal district in then notifies protestors that the property in question is in a review If a property owner is still unhappy after the matter can be taken to district he man drew a round of applause Sea Page 3 NBISD taxpayers share opinions on 1988 school budget BySARAM DUKE Staff Writer Patrons of the New Braunfels school district told their elected officials Thursday they want a quality educational system but they wont stand for Taxpayers crowded into the library of the NBISD Education Center to take part in the second tax hearing in less than a month to consider a proposed percent tax A cry for responsible speding emerged as the underlying theme of the dozen or more patrons who expressed their opinions and ideas during the William Kolpdzie told the board and the administration that Uie budget could easily be balanced by eliminating only a portion of the more than million he considers employee fringe Included in those fringe he are a salary increase that will come out of local taxpayers more than budgeted for travel expenses and for the superintendents car Kolodzie said the board should instruct the NBISD administration to Im just asking you to do your Perry Wingfield develop a balanced budget for He said He has no problems with budgeted salary in He and other citizens of New Braunfels are interested in education system second to We are also interested in getting the most for our tax The proposed budget of million exceeds anticipated for the coming year by Administrators have said they to spend less the ex thereby eliminating the need to use a portion of the million Lonnie NBISDs finance said the states assessment of the djsfficts property values is of proportion to the oj Iflpaj Of that Cmtrai estimates are Q tte 1JB3S more than of homesteads belongs who are 6J5 or Smor hot pjy ojj 1 wy WsSt Jflrry Smith