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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 25, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Texas AUjjust 2 Weather County Water Watch Comal down 1 Canyon Lake els down S3 Canyon Lake 111 down 1 Canyon Lake down Edwards down dl the hifh lake repairs tour of the Corps of Ensineers parks and several boat ramps are now taking Boat it Jacobs Comal and Cranes Mill are North Park and Jacobs Creek Park are open for campinf ami portions of Cranes Mill Park are open to the thunderstorms with ho significant temperature Panhandle and South lows in lower Highs in mid Permian Basin and far lows mid 60s and highs around Concho lows in upper Highs in Forecast SOUTH TEXAS Partly cloudy and hot fair and warm at night through Wednesday with widely scattered daytime thundershowers along the Highs 90s except 100 to 104 Rio Grande Lows mostly in the 70s except lower 80s along the NORTH TEXAS Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday With wide ly scattered thunderstorms northwest and southeast Not quite so hot Lows tonight 71 to Highs Wednesday 94 to WEST TEXAS Scattered showers and thunderstorms main ly Big far west and Panhan dle through Wednesday with possibly some local heavy Precipitation activity less through Concho Highs Wednesday mid 80s Panhandle to mid 90s Con cho Valley and near 100 Big Bend Lows tonight lower 60s upper Panhandle to upper 60s Concho Valley and lower 70s Big Bend PORT ARTHUR TO PORT OCONNOR Tonight southeast wind near 15 Seas 4 to 6 Isolated Wednesday south wind near 15 Seas 4 to 6 Widely scat tered PORT OCONNOR TO BROWNSVILLE Tonight southeast wind near 15 Seas 4 to 6 Isolated thunder Wednesday southeast wind near 15 stronger and gusty near Seas 4 to 6 Widely scattered Extended forecast SOUTH TEXAS Partly cloudy and warm days generally fair and mild nights Thursday through Saturday with little or no precipitation Daily lows in the 70s except near 80 coastal Daily highs in the NORTH TEXAS Fair Thurs Partly cloudy Friday and with slight chance of thunderstorms in the Highs will be in the mid to upper Lows will be in the low to mid WEST TEXAS A chance of the lower Big lows in the Highs upper 80s moun tains to upper 90s along the Rio The state Partly cloudy warm to hot temperatures and scattered showers and thunderstorms are forecast across Texas through A high pressure system aloft was the states main weather but a low pressure system at the surface caused showers and thunderstorms to linger today along the TexasNew Mexico border in extreme West Texas and in the Forecasters say the showers and thunderstorms could be ex pected over most sections of the state through but said they would be scattered to widely scattered with many areas not expected to receive any signif cant Lows tonight will be in 60s in the Panhandle and extreme West Texas and in the 70s over the rest of the Highs Wednesday will continue to be warm to mostly in the 90s with a few readings reaching above 100 in North Central Texas and extreme southern portions of the Early morning temperatures were mostly in the ranging from the 60s in the mountains of Southwest Texas to the 80s in North Central Extremes ranged from 63 at Marfa in the Davis Mountains to 83 at Grand Prairie in the DallasFort Worth Other early morning temperatures around the state in eluded 69 at 77 at Wichita 80 at Fort 81 at 77 at 78 at San Antonio and Corpus 75 at 79 at 76 at San 72 at Lubbock and Midland and 66 at El Claim Continued from Page I The plaintiffs and personnel employed by the plaintiffs have been the recipients of ostracism and other unpleasant ac tions and activities on the part of city under the manifest guidance and control of the city manager and the parks dur ing the ensuing months after the city took the operation of Prince Solms The city the city parks director and the citys employees under the guidance of such persons have made slanderous remarks con cerning the tube rental operations of the although the plaintiffs have at all times been honest in their dealings with both the public and the city and have abided by long established practices of the conces sionaires operating tube rentals along the Comal River as established from 1978 to plaintiffs would show that defendant Marcus Tonish has circulated statements in the com munity to the effect that plaintiffs are guilty of the crime of Short ly after the plaintiffs were ousted from the posssession and operation of Prince Solms defendant Mar cus Tonish made the how do we keep the Hamptons from stealing our and has con tinued to accuse the Hamptons of stealing the inner tubes to which he Richard Hampton Tuesday refer red all inquiries to their Marion Borchers Tues day said he could as a matter of attorney respond to any in quiries from the Austin police close sevenyearold case Pitt 1 agriculture and horticulture and the more than 400 youth now enrolled in 4H County Judge Fred Clark said he is wary of granting money to fund a position that has abandoned by the Clark said that asking the county to fund a state position is equal to the Department of Public Safety asking commissioners to pay for another trooper becuase the state refused to give them more Where do we draw the line he Where do we stop Extension service district direc tors are expected in Comal County this afternoon to meet with commis sioners and explain the extension On commis sioners will be again consider the re quest during the 10 regular ses Commissioner Clyde Jacobs said he does believe the emphasis of the extension agent needs to go from agriculture to youth because there is no longer as much Income from agriculture as there once Legalization of parimutuel betting was another issue discussed in com missioners court Thursday as Com missioner Jumbo Evans com mented that a statewide vote for a constitutional amendment would be held in Evans said he would like to have Comal County take the local option to vote on legalized horse racing and see what the local especially because the Dutchman Downs race track in the fairgrounds would qualify for betting if betting were The issue of parimutuel betting on horse races will receive an order for a local vote to be placed on the ballot by commissioners A resolution and a tax abatement agreement regarding the WalMart Distribution Center was unanimously passed by commissioners with the Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Tom Purdum on hand to answer Purdum said recent contacts with the WalMart Corporation indicate the center will be built allowing for expansion in the Other action by commissioners Thursday included approval of a line item transfer within the maintenance of building approval of the proposed Bulverde Road rightofway The vote was fourtoone with Evans casting a no vote on the grounds that he did not entirely approve of the con authorization of requesting bids for street and drainage im provements to Country Drive and ac ceptance of two drainage easements in Countryside Unit extension of letter of credit for Rancho del phase approval of correction plat for Hunters Unit Lots 1 and block a vacate and replat approval of Eagles Unit Lot 213 and acceptance of Eagles Peak into Unit Road acceptance of Country Hills North into Unit Road approval of request to go out for bids for road building approval of additional construc tion in Caldwell Mobile Home request for bids on miniblinds for approval of Fee Officers approval of all AUSTIN AP For seven years until last police were unable to identify a murder victim whose head was found floating in Town Qn they said they had laid the case to rest with the discovery that the killer died of natural causes last year without ever being suspected of a Im and my superiors are the case is said Austin police James who investigated the case since the Ail that is left now is to finish the The remains of aoyearoW MaWon Ray whose head was found in the lake were buried in Mi QkJihojma hometown near the Beck said that informer had told jpVMljMlMri that Turner was killed and Jismemjjerfd sometime between sFwnj n WA June iflff djsjuf bjnce thai just got out of hand reiJ The who authorities said Wif died of natural causes Mt year and is billed In a Central which dM Ml Beck mtt knew if the assailant had gny other previews criminal He said he to developers a 20foot lane easement must be maintained at the fear of the property and roof heights are not to exceed the heights of The oaks The closing of Waiiahaila Road will restrict additional traffic in the Benjamin said that under its present only lowincome duplex housing is but that the highway department would not allow proliferation of ingress and egress along Loop 33 needed for such What safeguards do we have that what they say is what is going to be done asked Chuck who owns some property adjacent to the land in What scares us is one thing is said and another is Benjamin said his company is concerned with main taining a certain quality to complement both the neighborhood and especially the investment in The Oaks Engler and others concerned with the proposed development said they favor the addition of a professional office complex to the area so long as certain stipulations are Council gave unanimous approval to the first reading of an ordinance granting a special use permit to Amanda Case of Dallas who plans to open a bed and breakfast operation at 227 Academy Coun cil held a public hearing concerning the permit is suance in which no one spoke against Cases Four offstreet parking spaces and a wooden unlit sign are among stipulations to be adhered to by Council and city staff sought input from citizens con cerning possible regulations for temporary vendors and peddlers who commonly operate during the sum mer and special events such as the county fair and Only a local vendor and the president of the Wurstfest Association spoke during the It ap peared as though several other local vendors were although none addressed Staff is seeking direction to be taken regarding ven Planning Director Mike Shands has told council on several occassions that he sees it as a problem now with the potential to mushroom into an even larger Our main concern is what is the definition of tem said Clinton president of All we ask is that the rules apply across the board to Local businesses and the Wurstfest Association have voiced displeasure with temporary peddlers who they feel adversely affect their operations and under mine their investments in the Shands has invoked health and sanitation regulations on most of the vendors parked and or otherwise stationary in the Councilman atlarge James Goodbread again asked if an ordinance regulating vendors was truly Weve gotten a little ordinancehappy the last few Is this another exercise in futility the councilman asked Atlarge councilman Doug Miller proposed tem porary licensing of street vendors where such ped dlers would be required to file an application with the city and there would be a waiting period before the permit is He suggested implementing a small fee or no fee to be tied into the application His measure met with voice approval from other coun cilmen including Bill District 2 representative Loraine Kraft also sup ported Milters saying the action might discourage some Vendors from coming to New Braunfels and mitigate any problems temporary ven dors may A 30day extension to adopt a new drainage or dinance was granted by council In a 4to2 vote follow ing much discussion in which most councilmen seem ed to favor allowing the present interim ordinance to Arnold and Miller voted against Goodbreads motion to extend the interim originally adopted in October of Engineer Bill Dobrowolski and drainage advisory committee Chairman Gene Rutherford said the exten sion will allow for some modifications to be applied to the Dobrowolski said there are numerous modifications being Phase one of a drainage study underway by the con sulting firm of Friese and Nicholls is nearly A workshop will be held in the coming weeks to disclose to council the findings of phase one of the which pertains to backwater and identification of drainage Mayor George Erben pointed out that the city could terminate the fivephase estimated to cost around at any Each phase is separately priced and the city has written the study proposal so that upon completion of one part of the council will review those findings and then must approve the next Dobrowolski suggested that the city could design a drainage ordinance primarily from the findings of the backwater study that could save the city thousands of Bernie a local builder and member of the advisory reacted angrily to the suggestion that the study not be completed and said the city will need to return study funds to local developers should it terminate the Developers paid half of the studys costs through fees tied into the interim or dinance with the city matching those In other council approved the following first reading of an ordinance rezonlng an acre tract of land and a acre tract of land on Northpark Drive to ZH zero lot line district and Rl single family first reading of an ordinance rezoning approx imately acres of land located between FM 725 and Old McQueenpy Road to C3 authorizing the city manager to seek requests for proposals from prosepective concessionaires to operate the Landa Park VVurstworld and Novelty Shop and Prince Solms Park food a request from the Comal County Fair Associa tion to hold their parade the general fund report for the period ending Julv the report of the tax for July Continued Irom Page 1 We found no criminal wrongdoing or attempt to fraud said City Secretary Veronica Sarkozi following the Sarkozi was a member of the along with Planning Director Mike Fire Chief Phil Baker and Budget Direc tor Court Michie and Police Chief Burney Boeck also took Sarkozi said the board determined that Diaz had been clocking himself out of the Diaz reported ly was hired as a parttime sanitation but receives fulltime Sarkozi said the pane asked for changes in department policies because it had appeared that Diaz second job was interfering with his city We are recommending that a con sistent policy of hours be set for the public works department that do not effect citywide said She acknowledged that Diaz had been hired with the knowledge that he would work parttime to ac comodate a second Michie has conducted an Investiga tion into the department concerning the Diaz matter and other allegations involving misuse of city property He said Monday night that he has not decided whether or not he svill make a full or partial disclosure of his in Im interested in protecting the employees said Michie regarding any possible disclosure of his A grievance hearing for another public works employee is slated for later this Robert Morales re quested the hearing after he was recently demoted and reassigned within the The date and time of that hearing has not been for mally set by city Births McKenna Memorial nounce Hospital Tammy and David 650 Wood 9ouncegirl Rhonda and Mike Box 2019 8ounce boy Aug Isidro and Maria 1638 Tammy and Jeff 179 Edgewater 13ounce Tammy and Brett 935 In terstate 35 Lot 6 ounce girl Comal budget salariesriseSl million weapons that were used to kill and dismember Turners remains were discarded in five separate locations between Austin and San and his head was discovered floating in Town Lake by a Turners hand and foot were found in 198Q in a concrete filled cooler in a San Antonio Until the informant came forward last the case had been one of the oldest unidentified body cases on record in the Travis County medical examiners The informant identified Turner as the victim and also named the authorities Officials said a twinge of cons cience prompted the informant to come forward after he saw an article about the case in the Austin Beck declined to identify the assailant because he is innocent un til proven guilty and were npt going to try the Alter he was Turner was dismembered with a kulfe and authorities said It wn not untu last week that flpSIPlWWrwMBRff pfiJGftpW WF T Those leg bones and spine wen fMWd to im areas south of Austin by By SARAH PUKE Staff Writer Comal school district trustees approved a million budget Monday for the coming school The new budget reflects about a percent increase over last years spending in the Board action was unanimous in approving the which includes more than million in salary increases for Of the more than 50 persons who attended the budget hearing Mon few Sarah a Comal ISD said she resented being handed the 198788 budget before the meeting without time to review the C1SP officials did not complete the proposed budget until the end of last week and the budget was not available for review until Monday morn the day of the budget To be handed this budget and to be expected to comprehend it I resent Pjersf n toW the while holding a copy of the 32page document that was available to patrons as they entered the Frazier Elementary School cafeteriaA number of the other patrons present for the hearing applauded Plersens saying they were offended that the budget wai not made available Trustee Carter Casteel countered saying that as an elected she represented the patrons throughout the budgetmaking pro Ive taken this budget very Ive spent considerable amount of time on this Ive spot time away from my family and time away iim my weve had some battles OB the ichgp board and I iff like Ive adequate ly represented the people of Coma she 4W Coma ISD business tttf did know bow much state aicfit Because state officials consider local property values to be increasing while properties throughout much of the state are CISD is responsible for funding a greater portion of the CISDs funding responsibility in creased more than over last years local fund assignment because of Increased property Appraised values in the district grew by million during the 198687 school The ap praised increase was wiped out by a million increase in tax said Superintendent Bill He added that CISD actually will lose money because of the exemptions even though the appraised value was up The corridor is considered a highvalue everything from Pallas to San We havent increased our budget very But thats the problem we have at the present time is the state considers us a much richer school district and were Brown Campos said the bulk of the 9 percent budget in crease will go toward pay The budget increase this year is about percent less than the Increase from to he A large portion of the Increase will be earmark ed for teacher pay Campos said CUSP currently pays the state mjnjmuro for teachers and if required to increase The career ladder Increase will average about iUi per month for the business manager Toe district also included about a 1 or roughly li per coatToHivlflg pay increase for principals and assistant bus cooks and administrators will receive pay increases under the new Other increases iju the budget were for maintenance and operation insurance premiums and utility Cawpos and Brown said most of those could be attributed to the new school buildings in the district and higher utility This year we came in and apprised our staff that we will not have more money even though we will have more They will have to make due with the same amount of Campos CISDs enrollment Is expected to include about 314 more students than last raising the total enrollment to about with fewer state Also in the budget for the coming year is an in crease in payments to the Texas Teacher Retire ment Campos said because CISDs tax rate last year was lower than state the district Is being asked to Increase payments to the system We received a letter from the state TRS that said our tax rate Is not high enough so we will have to pay They take a state average of tax rates and if yours isnt high you could say you get Campos Most patrons at the hearing who spoke said they are proud of the quality of the district and that larger districts in Texas pale in comparison to Those patrons also urged the trustees to keep the tax rate as low as Campos said following the hearing that the school district will have a surplus of about million at the end of this He added that the surplus will be used during the fall to cover ex penses until tax dollars come If you were to ask me what my fund balance is at the end of I would tell you about By the end Qf for aU practical Im going to be I might have to borrow woney for payroll until tax come Campos The cisp trusts meet 3 to consider setting a new tax Campos said he will recom mend about a 4 percent to 5 percent raising taxes to about Si cents per 1100 v   

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