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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 30, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Rangers five in a Page 5 Retrain farmers Page 4 1 n i Tirm ijiTiir f New Braunfels New Texas Stammtisch A guy shuffles into a Canyon Lake uatery and tells the story about how the gates in Canyon Dam two weeks ago wouldnt open all the way to release the cubic feet per second the Army Corps of Engineers wanted to release to prevent water from breeching the uncontrolled spillway after heavy The this guy wouldnt so the Corps of Engineers hires several civilian with cables attached to them and run ning up to a wrecker truck atop the dive down to the gates and shove them all the way The suction was so this guy that the divers are sucked through the gates and out into the Guadalupe thats what he Two of the civilian divers working for a flat fee of wound up surfacing at Gruene come we checked with the Corps of Engineers and they assure us that the story is a fairy tale of the ilk that surface every year bout this Sorta like the one about the water skier who falls into a nest of water moccasins and gets bitten all to That one comes around every season it The deal is there were no civilian divers sucked through Canyon Dams if there were a problem with the the Corps people say they wouldnt use They would do it high and dry from within the infrastructure of the dam The Lions Clubs International Foundation recognizes New Braunfels own Bill Kolodizie for outstanding humanitarian service by awarding him the Melvin Jones so named for the founder of the Bill is a member of New Braunfels Noon Lions Club and is one of people in 70 countries so He is a former Lions district a member of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce and past president of Wurst fest Ernie Mendez writes to Harold to say he enjoyed our open house visiting the different departments and seeing how things work at a He wants to know if Jim Webre has shaved but with beards come and go by the He cant seem to make up his mind if he wants be a fuzz face or Our representative to Congress and a true friend of President Larnar has been appointed to two bipartisan groups or United States representatives and senators taking leadership roles in making policy for Mexico and the One is the Congressional Study Group on sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International The other is the Sunbelt a sixyearold clearing house on regional interests including energy scientific After something like 0 or nine years away from the town once again is the site for the In ternationl Armadillo Confab and Exposition July The Postal Service is offering a special commerative postage cancellation mark for the event and which will be availableonly on the days of the exposition at the pjaza in Partly cjoudy skies are on tap for this through the week Theres a 4J percent chjnce of thjonde rshgwe rs this ajfternoqjri with southeast Winds at 10 mpjb md i high m tfef low Tuesday Wednesday be partly ciasjdy worn with Wisfes in yie mid 90s and lows in the 4 One 12 Pages Zeituno 127 Tuesday June 25 Cents After dog fight Man shot woman incurs broken jaw Superintendent Charles Bradberry during Mondays hearing NBISD taxes grow School board budget hike By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer The New Braunfels ISO administration recommended more than worth of lastminute cuts to the proposed 198788 budget before trustees adopted a million budget After a public hearing during which a number of citizens recommended even more cuts in the the trustees adopted the record budget for the coming year and later set the tax rate at 97 cents per a percent increase in the effective Almost 50 people gathered to take part in the hearing at NBISDs Education Center to witness the boards Even with the final cuts to the anticipated expenditures outweigh expected revenue by more than Lonnie NBISDs assistant superin tendent for recommended of the last minute cuts come from the previously criticized travel Other cuts include from contracted services and from payroll The payroll reduction means the district will do without one com puter writer it had planned to The coming years budget includes an increase of roughly more than last years Curtis said that increase is exclusively in the areas of payroll and increased utility New teachers are being hired to help meet lower statemandated teacherstudent ratios and all staff are receiving a pay State regulations require teachers be given annual pay Chuck assistant principal at New Braunfels High defended the pay which are greater than those required by the He said the raises for local staff will not hurt anyones pocketbook and NBISD salaries still do not compare with those in neighboring NBISD board president Bob Self makes a point Superintendent Lonnie Curtis We stay in New Braunfels for other things besides I wouldnt want to be an administrator any place New Braunfels seems to be better than most Engler adding that he has had job offers with greater pay in other Im not staying here because of Ill take a lower salary and stay in New Raises for administrative personnel and nonessential positions came under fire by local resident Margaret See Page 2 Kuempels retirement fund measure gets tentative okay By KEN HERMAN Associated Press Writer AUSTIN AP The Texas House has given preliminary approval to a bill hat would save mipon by temporarily cutting the states portion of a retirement system for college to another Monday thj House gave tentative approve to reducing flje sites contribution to the Empjoyefs The higher retirement reduction plan was on a voice but not without harsh W hive spfcen ibjjuj makjng a commitmeot to What we ari about to do is probably create the first crack in jfcaj said Al D What we are about to do will do irreparable damage to that The bW by which faces a fml fltoyse yote ifcsi would it tjp would cut thf sfete contjjbujjon foja retirement systejn that covers cojjegj fapujjy the Co the fund an amount equal fe a annual Kuempel wajgfc to lower that to percent for 198689 to sjaye mmy The contribution would revert to The bill also would require faculty members to keep their jobs for three years before becoming eligible to get their money out of the The current vesting period is one Kuempel denied the decreased state contribution would guarantee lower payments to Some supporters of the bill have noted that the House Ap propriations Committee proposed 198889 state budget calls for college faculty salary raises that could offset the reduced retirement Anne RSan unsuccessfully of fered two amendments to reduce the impact of the Kuempel I dont want to send another message to higher education that we are backing away from she said House Higher Education Committee Chairman Wilhelmina We are having a hard enough time recruiting people for our universities and the decreased benefits could make it even more Kuempel on Monday also won preliminary House approval for a bill that would temporarily lower the state contribution to the Employees Retirement System from the current percent tp 7 The contribution would revert to percent in Sep teraber The temporary change would save the state By DAVID MAY Staff Writer A dog involving a halfbreed pit evoked a shooting spree Sunday night that injured two Cypress Cove subdivision residents and ended in the arrest of another on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly In Comal County Jail pending a bond of is William Arthur of Spring He was read his rights and charged Monday before Justice of the Peace Harold Thompson apparently became enraged when a pit bull owned by Calvin attacked four of his dogs Sunday evening as his wife was walking them in the According to sheriffs Thompson confronted Ritchie a short time later in the parking lot of a nearby convenience store and shot him once in the upper left leg with a shotgun and then broke the jaw of Charlea who during an interview Monday was identified by Ritchie as being a tenant of Schneider was hit in the jaw by the butt end of Thompsons according to the investigators Both victims were transported to Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Ritchie underwent surgery Sunday night and was reported in good Schneider was held for observation overnight Sunday and according to hospital In a phone interview Monday from his hospital Ritchie said the problem began when Thompsons wife was routinely walking four large He said they always walk on his property where his halfbreed pit without a fence or is allowed to roam My dog runs said Example of a Pit Bull at New Braunfels Humane Societys Kuehler Street his dogs and mine had a pretty good I pulled mine off to keep him from killing one of his and tenant were at the store when they were confronted by He carne at us with a pistol and a Ritchie He shot at my wife and my son before shooting me in the Investigator Rudy Rubio could not confirm the number of shots fired or how many times Rit chie may have been I am new to the area See Page 2 Robbery trial continuing negotiation for testimony neither denied By DAVID MAY Staff Writer The jury trial of one of two men accused in the September robbery and shooting of a convenience store clerk was to continue this morning with the testimony of the Eddie also known as Eddie of San is charged with aggravated a first degree Cabello and Steven Jerome also of San were arrested in December by New Braunfels Police investigators who had information from Corpus Christi The two had been arrested in Corpus Christi on similar Robert a clerk at the Diamond Shamrock at Walnut and Interstate was shot once in the back as he tried to flee the store during the 9 In 207th State District Court police Mario Guerrero testified before the judge concerning the process by which the victim identified Guerrero said Neely was shown an assortment of including some sent by the Corpus Christi Police Department out of Nueces Courtappointed attorney Mark Clark made a motion to supress evidence about the identification process Guerrero said the victim was perfectly sure of the identity of the man after looking at the The motion to supress evidence was denied and the evidence was to have been presented to jurors today sentenced March 11 in Nueces County on robbery charges to concurrent sixyear prison is also expected to testify today Guerrero testified that Alexander has confessed to driving the car used in the A note in Alexanders file in the district clerks office shows his case here is set for District attorney aide Nancy said charges against Alexander are not planned to be but she could not confirm through either District Attorney William Schroeder or the DA in vestigator if an arrangement is being SA woman drowns when tube sticks under bridge A San Antonio woman tubing down the Guadalupe River Saturday with about 15 other people drowned in the high waters when her inner tube apparently became wedged under a According to Kendall County Sheriffs Sandra drowned in the river under the Edge Falls Road bridge about rages east of SJie was with a group that had teen camping at Bergjjeim According to aujtJtiQf Schmuck tried to go under the bridge where less than a foot epsited between fee river and bottom of the bridge because of recent Schmuck was caught under the which then emerged from tne other side of the She was under water about 15 minutes before friends found Sch muck was reportedly an employee of United States Automobile Association and fee mother of two
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