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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 25, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                410 Hun 9 EMPIRE MICROFILM C PO BOX 8 It 1 D TX 381 SV boys post basketball See Page 9A New Braunfels 229 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377880 5126259144 Zeitung m t Wednesday November 25 Cents Two 24 Pages Stammtlech Although many make trips to New Kngland to view the changing fall New Hraunfels has its osvn autumn beauty Chinese Tallow especially in the Cuada Coma have blossomed into full color to the delight of area residents Another glorious all sight is the profusion of Sumac along FM to which have turned bright ac cording to one reader who has txen out and about lately if you re looking for there are a fesv Crepe Myrtles Spanish Oaks and Walnuts that have changed their colors New Hraunfels Presbyterian svill have Thanksgiving services today at 7 M p m The public is invited Just a quick reminder those hard working folks at City County Courthouse Comal Ap praisal District and most other will have tomorrow off to celebrate the holiday with their families Hut it is back to work for some on Friday Although City Hail will garbage will picked up on the regular schedule The appraisal of fice will remain closed to give employees another day off For the HeraliiZtituni it svill be back to business as usual on Friday after closing for Thanksgiving The deadline is approaching or the public to order thtraditional holiday cookies from the Coma Counts Texas AiM Mother s Club Christmas Cookie Hake Aggie Moms tegan selling cookies in and the sale remains the sole fun araiscr for the clubs scholarship program Last Mas the club award ed six scholarship o graduating seniors rum the area s three high schools Last sear the club baked more than 1 uni or about cookies This the members are t Hipping pounds of pecans and anticipate using doen eggs isu pounds of sugar o of jiowdered sugar ant more than pounds of lour All Aggie cookies sell ol a domi Customers have a dunce nf live v ariliis molasses Mandclkrane Christmas wreaths Werner 1falfenbrot Priest s Hread Imnaiiion Mars The annual cookie bake will take place Dec with cookies reaiiy or pickup on lec ii between II a m and 1 p m at Canyon High School For information or to place orders call Pauline Becker Adeline Biggers Judy 4WV White tol Shirley Moore Kdna liremer or Margaret Map per Order deadline is Nov A For Ladies only lingerie fashion show will txheld Friday morning at the Brauntex Theater downtown The preview show will feature both nice and lingerie fashions and svill be See Page 3A The cool front that blew through last night blew away some of the so today will be sunny with a high oi Tonight will be clear and with temperatures drop ping to the 40s Thanksgiving Day possibly will have but will be fairly nice with a high in the upper 60s or low Thursday nights low will be in the 50s or upper The Menu 128 County looking at organizing bail bond board By DAVID MAY Stall Writer Comal Counts officials are discuss ing a second attempt at organizing a local bail bond board to oversee cor porate bonding operations in the counts Problems in recent years with col lection of bond forfeitures previously prompted discussion of forming such a board an idea for several reasons never came to fruition A meeting was held Monday after noon in the courthouse between district court and county officials centering on ways to implement a board and on the recent problems brought to light in lxnd forfeiture proceedings We should consider a board said District Clerk Margaret Herbrich It would require bonding agencies to inert certain requirements keep proper paperwork and report to the xard Contacted today both Sheriff VS alter and District Attorney William Schroeder favored creation of a bail txjnd board That would be absolutely great Schroeder said It was tried before and failed It didn t seem to get off the but 1 want one Fellers said of the failure to imple ment such a governing body interest seemed to fall apart The district attorney under ire in recent days over his handling o a fatal hitandrun accident and over stories concerning the court approved practice since halted oi collecting less than ace value of forfeited bail denied reports that the county is looking into ways of recovering the full amount of previously called bonds That is not correct said chroeder Those were agreements relative to final judgments Judges signed orders and they were aware of what they were signing No one can order the DA to do anything except a district and no one has said In the Schrocder initiated a program of collecting approximately onethird of forfeited citing bookkeeping problems and mounting unpaid bonds as reasons for making agreements with corporate bonding companies That practice has Her brich said There will be no more collecting less than the full If 1 have a it will have to be paid or they wont be allowed to write a bond Records show that of in forfeited approximately was approved for remittal As bond money is collected by the coun it is periodically turned over to the county where funds ultimately go into the general fund No money was missing from the district clerks bond account fund and the district attorneys office receives no portion of the Schroeder said that had any funds been declared missing he would have requested an investigation by the Texas Hangers Former District Clerk Hazel under whose second term the collec tions and alleged bookkeeping pro blems defended her saying she faced great difficulties in personnel shortages and in receiving proper paperwork from the DAs of fice As far as bookkeeping errors 1 think that is Kuhn said Tues Bonding companies were com ing into the office with a letter i from Schroederwithout us first receiving a copy I had to read their letter first I didnt have anything to do with that 1 took it for granted it svas ap proved by the judges 1 did not ques tion the DA 1 never had any pro blems with Schroeder 1 tried to svork with him See BAIL Page 2A Pilgrims and Indians Students in area elementary schools celebrated Thanksgiving by donning costumes to act out the first Mrs Karan top a firstgrade teacher at Lone Star works on one of the many decorations for the holiday Above Larnar Elementary from Curtis Courtney Robert Gonzales and An drea Valverde admire their The youngsters in Martha Parkers class made placemats and turkey shaped napkin Photos by Deryl Clark Fair distribution Michie urges city to develop merit raise plan City Manager Joe Michie urged the New Braunfels City Council this week to carefully develop a merit system to fairly distribute salary in creases for city employees This is something you just dont cook up one year and decide to he said You need to train your evaluator and you need to set vour criteria for the Im all for merit raises but as you get into youll realize theres a lot more to whose resignation will become effective said merit raises have about as many ad vantages as they have disad Be prepared when you get into that to be criticized for discriminating against certain having unfair super visors and having grievances It is not easy to get he The city manager said giving merit raises without specific criteria for See Page2A safety key issues of Proposition 1 t lassrooms and safety or youngsterare the main components of 1 of the Dec J New Braunlels IsD bond issue Proposition I includes funding for construction of a nesv elementary conversion of the Seele gymnasium into four and construction of a gymnasium and change in location of the present pickup and delivery site for students at Star Primary School The planned elementary estimated to cost SU 7 will have 28 classrooms and svill house se cond grade classes from Memorial Primary School and third grade classes from Carl Schua Klemen Residents with more By SARAH DUKE Stall Writer Thanksgiving is a time for being with family but local residents have divided to go beyond their own families and share the day with the community The congregation at St Johns Episcopal Church is getting ready for its third Thanksgiving dinner Church members expect as many as 600 people to show up who are in need or alone or who just svant to share the day with Mr Jattis will have a different kind of Thanksgiving dinner for those who canl be with their families or who need a good spaghetti and pizza make up the alternative to turkey and the usual Both dinners are being coordinated with the help of the Community Ser vice Center which identifies families and persons who need to a place to eat Suzy Garcia of the center said Tuesday she is distributing tickets to people who tars School The new school will be built on 14 acres of school district property near Memorial Primary Construction of a new school will alleviate the crowding that Memorial and Carl Schurz are Four classrooms were added to Memorial while the school was under construction a year and a half Four more classrooms were added during the schools first year To provide for next years expected enrollment at plans are under way to move a portable building from Lone Star to Memorial We simply cannot handle the growth here at Memorial in a way that is good for children Bookrooms and teacher workrooms are being us ed or reading rooms and there are 55 students in the gym at a time for physical education svith one assisted by an said Karen Memorial Primary prin cipal To accommodate the number of students in the lunches begin at 11 with the last group finishing lunch at Next lunches will begin at Seele Elementary School will need four additional classrooms because of a growth in enrollment and a 22tol pupiltoteacher ratio mandated by House Bill 72 for kindergarten through fourthgrade classes there are 22 classes at Seele and all classes are In the fall of when the new class ratio is 26 classrooms will be The district plans to convert the now used for physical education and music into four Already equipped with air conditioning and it will cost less to convert the room and build a nesv multipurpose metal building similar to one at Lone Star that it will be to build four new Work at Seele is projected to cost The first proposition also includes moving the main entrance of Lone Star from Hidalgo Street to San An tonio Students currently are delivered and picked up on a oneway street that floods during PageZA I share Thanks than 600 neigh ivmg oors need a place to go for We have a lot of people here we know will need help and sve went to the nutrition center for senior citizens i because we know some of them will be alone on Garcia She added that while most elderly residents will be with their families some will be alone and those are the ones she is in viting to dinner at either the pizza parlor or the Some people would rather go have spaghetti and salad and then some say they would rather have the traditional So this way we can serve them Gar cia The Community Service Center is passing out tickets for both Dinner will be served at the church at 1 and 2 Gattis will serve dinner at 11 noon and 1 The Robert pastor of Johns Episcopal said the Thanksgiving dinner at the church has been a blessing to the congrega It gives members a way to serve others in need and to share the holi day The idea grew out of the and Keiths memories of their favorite Thanksgiving when they shared dinner with about 15 peo ple in their We extend the invitation to anyone needs to be fed or whos So if youre in need or youre Keith said of Thursdays He added that although he expects to feed about 600 people a minimum of planning goes into the It just sort of We decid ed its the Lords work and well just fit into the plan as we he Approximately 100 church members and others either cooked or served last he Church members cook everything for the big including 400 pounds of turkey thats 20 20pounders and dressing for 600 Besides the massive dinner at the Keith said church members about 75 meals to people who cant leave their Cheer Fund takes donations Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for our One way to do this is to remember those who are less The HeraldZeitung along with the National Guard and Com munity Service Center each year sponsor the Cheer Fund drive to provide Christmas dinners for needy families in the New Braunfels This the annual Cheer Fund began with a balance of Last the fund started with a balance of and through the generous dona tions of residents met the goal to feed 200 The goal in 1987 is to provide Christmas dinners for 200 families in the area who might not other wise be able to enjoy a holiday So that means that more than must be collected before Contributions of nonperishable food items also are being accepted at the newspaper The HeraldZeitung will publish the names of contributors to the Cheer Fund each Contribu tions are taxdeductible and may be made at the newspaper office at 707 New Braunfels Texas For more informa tion or to arrange for pickup of call Carol A very at 625 Making donations Tuesday were Evelyn Wiibur and Margaret and Laura Melissa Blalock and Katie a bag oi candy and anonymous contributions of two bags of groceries and one bag of groceries with These donations bring the total to   

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