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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 11, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                Whereto vote in Saturdays NBISD bond Page 2A New Braunfels 241 New Texas 78130 DSPS Fri SPS 377880 5126259144 Two Sectioi Friday December 1987 25 Cents Two 20 Pages A choral gift to the community will be presented Sunday at 7 p m by the Church in the Valley Choir The Friendship Circle willbe hostess in Scarborough Mall after the cantata Marie Jones will con duct the choir in The King of Kings and Ruth and Mrs Jale will accompany the 50plus member choir All friends of the lake com munity and neighboring cities are invited to participate in the candlelight senIce and enjoy the evening of inspiration and fun at the Church m the Valley on KM Sue in Canyon City The Preceptor Rho Chapter of Beta Sigma IJhi will enjoy a World supper nutting Monday at p m in the home of Patty 620 Starvrest Members are reminded to bring canned goods for the Community Food Pantry and their Beta Buddy exchange gifts The Canyon Lake Kagles and the American Ixgion have a Christmas parts or the area children on Dec r from 7 to 8 io P m at Hall Santa will be there and looking forward to seeing all the boys and Rirls from the Canyon Ukeatva and hearing their special Chnslmas wishes If would like a picture of our child with bring a camera child will receive candy and Iruit Dont nuv UKftm of trying to break open the Christmas pinauis A New Years Kve dance is plann td at Katies Hall on FM in Ca nyon City from a p rn to 1 p in Dec U Music will tx b Bits and Pieces anil admission is per person Reservations may be made at Hall after 6 p m Tickets will be available at the dour all seats rv ed Herans of Foreign Wars Post 71 In is planning a Dec iy Christmas and urges all who plan to at UTK to make reservations A large number of Comal LSI lax statements which uire mailed in October have been returned to the Comal 1SD tax office undelivered Tax Collector See Page 3A 14 shopping days to Christmas Warm weather got you out of the Christmas spirit Hang on After todays unseasonaly warm temps of near 83 Saturday will be much cooler as a front is ex peeled to move through in the bringing the highs to around 68 under partly cloudy skies Tonight will be clear and cool with a low of near 50 A chance of rain is in Sundays forecast as the high will settle in the 50s and the weatherman says temps will continue to cool into next CUSSIf IED 3 SB COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 3A CNTHTAIMUENT IB HQIOSCQPC 28 QPUUQNS 4A REUCWUS FOCUS 6 7A 5PWTS STOCK 9A 21 Voters to determine fate of bond package Rrnnnfolc n New Braunfels school district is ready for Saturdays election which will determine the fate of a proposed million bond issue aimed at in creasing the number of classrooms in the Lonnie NBISDs assistant superintendent for said to day the if will be paid back over a 15year term He ex pects the district to receive an in terest rate of about 85 percent The bond issue would authorize funds for construction of new classrooms and furniture for those Curtis said He added that an additional 12 to 20 new teachers will be depending on enrollment after the pro posed construction is Twelve new teachers already are needed for next he Funding for new teachers salaries is not ad dressed in the bond issue The threepoint bond package pro poses construction of new classrooms in the improvements at elementary schools and property ac quisition for future development in the southern attendance Proposition if would allocate million for a new classroom elementary school to be built on school district property next to Memorial Primary The new school would house second grade students nosv attending Memorial and thirdgrade students from Carl Schurz Elementary School Administrators said enrollment in creases of some 10 percent in the districts south attendance zone will forci the district to add portable classrooms at Memorial next Proposition 1 also includes for converting a gymnasium at Seele Elementary School into four classrooms and building a new gym nasium Also in Proposition 1 isthe allocation of to redirect traf fic through the Lone Star Primary School A proposed driveway will be built through the campus for parents picking up or delivering children at the the improvements are aimed at reducing drainage problems in the area which force children and teachers to wade through water to get to and from cars during heavy rains Proposition 1 would add 4 cents per valuation to the tax rate or in crease the school tax bill for a home by Proposition if would allocate for 13 new Engineer Sign of the times wants hearings classrooms at New Braunfels High Curtis said the addition will eliminate the need for so manv floating teachers at the high school a number of teachers do no have home but move from class to class to The addition would be built to allow for a second story to be added as growth dictates The second proposi tion would increase the tax rate by cent per meaning the school taxes for a piece of property would increase by 55 Proposition if would See Page3A By SARAH DUKE Stall Writer City Engineer Bill Dobrowolski plans to request the New Braunfels City Council set public hearings Dec 18 to discuss a proposed drainage or dinance The hearings are to help gather information from the public to understand their concerns about the problems of drainage m the Dobrowolski said The city council will consider setting a public hearing during its Monday meeting New Braunfels construction has been regulated by an interim drainage ordinance for more than two years City officials plan to replace that ordinance with perma nent regulations designed to fit the needs to the city A watershed management pro gram has been completed by an engineering firm and city ad ministrators plan to use that study as a basis for the proposed ordinance DRAINAGE Pagc3A Commissioners getno opinion on forfeitures Signs supporting the NBISD bond package are posted during Lone Star Elementary Photo by Deryl Clark New school near completion By SARAH DUKE Stall Writer The new Smithson Valie High School isnt quite the Taj Mahal but its extremely big That was how Joe Rogers pnn cipal at the high school described the building which administrators estimate will be occupied b students during the first week in Kebruan The high school was designed to house to students and can be expanded to handle 2 Vw students said Comal 1SI Superintendent Bill Brown Everything m the school was designed for Class 5A he added Kogers said that while teachers and students alike are excited about finishing the school year in a new he sees it as another way of improving the educational facilities for students We feel like were on the right track with our children he said The Hill Country school building at Texas 46 and Smithson Valles Road is expected to cost a little less than the million budgeted for the pro Brown said He said the com mons which can seat peo is the feature attraction at the new school The strategy here is not to have an but to have something you can use all the time This is pro bably the most expensive part of the the superintendent said while guiding a tour ol local media representatives through the almost complete building But we feel it will be a central gathering place for people Itll te like the focus area for the community The commons area can seat up to HW persons for a banquet The stage can be divided to allow a drama class to work on the stage without mterup ting activities within the commons area A lot of planning went into this Brown adding that each area was designed for max imum utilization Computer labs have windows that allow teachers to monitor two classrooms at once The school has seven science labs and a kitchen that is larger than any other m the school The high schools band hall was deMgned with the help of an acoustical The building also features facilities for advanced architectural classes Heating and controls were placed under the building to make use of a split level area built over hill Brown said oil will be used for healing and cooling rather than more commonly used electricity or gas because oil is the superintendent windows were placed on the building to allow Hill Country breezes to provide max imum cooling Extra insulation and a metal roof also make the building bee Page3A By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Comal County Commissioners wanted a legal opinion on bond but they came up empty The opinion this week from three presiding district court judges regar ding past reduced bond forfeiture judgments was one of no Commissioners last week re quested a briefing of the jurists in trepretation of laws regarding final bond forfeiture County solons sought the opinion to deter mine what avenues if to seek full recovery of reduced bond A letter dated 8 and signed by judges Robert Charles Ramsay and Fred in part said the courts are not furnished with briefing either by the county or the in order to verify that the agreed judg ment is grounded on current If the Commissioners Court of Comal County desires more informa tion regarding the matter of bond it should seek legal ad vice from the attorney for the the county or private Two commissioners said Thursday they believe the county should pro ceed with obtaining a ruling from the state as to whether grounds exist for overturning final judgments that in years past approved payment by cor porate sureties of onethird a forfeited bonds face I think we should write a letter to the attorney general and take it from said Precinct 3 Commis sioner Lorenzo Yankee Precinct s Commissioner Clyde Jacobs This is no longer a political its a matter of dollars and he Commissioners are seeking recovery of some in bond forfeiture judgments rendered bet ween 1981 and District Attorney William Schroeder had initiated a agreed to by the where payment of less than the full amount of a forfeited bond was District Clerk Margaret Herbrich has said she believes such ques tionable judgments may date back as far as 1979 and involve a larger sum of uncollected bond Schroeder vowed this week to per sonally determine whether any of the bond judgments in question since 1984 are still There are a number of unanswered he See BAIL Page 2A Recreation district board schedules first meeting Kiesling files for primary for fourth term as constable The inaugural meeting of the board of directors for Comal Countys Water Oriented Recreation District is scheduled for 16 at The board will meet at the offices of Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace in Saltier Village on the comer of Pecan and Elm The sevenmember board will decide on elect establish operating procedures and possible advisory and discuss priorities and time projec tions for implementation of those Comal County Commissioners last week named Jean Pfeuffer as chair man of the district Officers to be elected are secretary and One person may serve as both secretary and Three members of the board will serve oneyear while the re maining four will serve twoyear The members will draw lots to determine who will serve the one year Also on the boards agenda next week will be the determination of future meeting dates and Comal County Precinct 1 Constable Werner Kiesling has announced his plans to seek a fourth term in that position He filed his intentions with Comal County Republican Chairman Robbie Borchers Thursday after noon After serving as Precinct l con stable for the past 11 Kiesling said he would stand on his record of senice to his constituents in his bid for As long as I feel Im enjoying it and contributing 1 want to Kiesling The incumbent constable em phasized his duties as an officer of the court and bailiff for the Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace his cooperation and harmony with other law enforcement agencies of the and his knowledge oi the precinct and its He also cited bis ability to assist during the influx of visitors to Comal County at peak and the regular patrol Werner Kiesling Cheer Fund reaches goal Through community the annual Cheer Fund has reached its goal to provide Christmas din ners for 200 area With the generosity of civic organizations and the fund now has adequate All additional donations to the Cheer Fund will be placed in a special account to be used to start next years The HeraldZeitung sponsors the fund drive each year and receives assistance from the National Guard and Community Service This Jerry Wilks of Buy for submitted the lowest bid to pro vide the baskets of food which will be delivered at Christmas The HeraldZeitung will continue to publish the names of contributors to Cheer Fund each For more call Carol Avery at The total in the fund is now Donations Thursday Calvin and Margaret Elmer and Lonia Luke and an anonymous donation of and groceries Jerry Wilks and his wife submitted the lowest bid for the items listed for the HeraldZeitung Cheer   

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