Wednesday, December 16, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 16, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas WE girls give Boerne first district Page 11A New Braunfels 244 New Texas 78130 USPSC Zeituno SPS 377880 5126259144 4r Wednesday December 25 Cents Two 26 Pages Time is running out for the annual Jaycees Toys for Tots campaign The civic group sponsors Ihe drive to provide dinner and gifts for children of 150 families in County Donations of new or used toys and nonperishable food items may be dropped off at Kwik Senior Citizens 11 K B Krueger Images club and the TimesdiMrdian newspaper of fue in Saltier Students at New Braunfels Middle School are hunting The good used or new stuffed animals will IK used to decorate for the schools Critter Christmas Dance on Dec 19 at the Civic Center The donated stuffetl animals will be distributed to needy families n the community following the dance IVmations can be dropped at the middle schools iTitter box m the main entrance Canon Lake Kagles and American Ixgion Mt will Ivost a Christinas parts fur area children Dec T2 rum 7 to 8 u p m at Kagles Hall at Canyon Uike Santa is looking forward to seeing youngsters and hearing their wish Parents may bring cameras o capture the moment Kach child will receive candy and fruit and have a chance to break the If youre planning mark the calendar or a New Years Kve daiKe at Katies Hal on KM n The dance U from p m to I m with music t Bits and Ilckels are SI per person with resemil Reservations txmade calling after p in Tickets will also U the Harold jut gut the word New Police lViartment s Lt KIXJW iM Ins Many will tv traveling during tht and filling up the gas tank along the wa ine reader tlwught those on the road might like to remember the days of gasoline She dropped oil a charge ticket for an Humble station in Kle which is dated April JJ info That charge was for lo gallons at total cost of 8 shopping days to Christmas Warmer days and nights are forecast for the area through Friday as another front makes its way southward toward the slate Highs today are expected to push mlo the lower to mid 60s under clear skies with light and variable Tonight will be mostly air with a low near Ihe freezing mark That pattern will continue through the although rain is likely to enler Ihe picture by the weekend The Menu 11B 58 13A TV Just visiting N BISD board agrees to take asbestos lawsuit settlement By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer New Braunfels 1SD trustees agreed Tuesday to accept an undisclosed set tlement to end a lengthy legal battle for reimbursement for removing asbestos from school NBISD is one of more than 80 Texas school districts involved in a lawsuit against W El Grace and The settlement agreed upon Tuesday also is being con sidered by those other districts this week Information pertaining to the case has been made confidential by order of the District Court of the eastern district of said Superintendent Charles Bradberry Austin ISD agreed Monday to the provisions of the which reportedly will reimburse that district for more than NBISD has been involved in the lawsuit along with HI other Texas school districts for five years The only asbestos known to tune been in district buildings was remov ed several years ago from New Braunfels High School Also during Tuesdays NBISD board trustees accepted playground equipment at Memorial Primary School A ma jor portion of the funds for the equip ment was raised by the Memorial Primary PTA That organization also completed installation of t he accepted an audit report from Milam Pyle for the Htw 87 fiscal year payment oi to Walsh Anderson for legal services authorized payment of for ar chitect fees canvassed results of the Dec 12 bond election and declared that the three proposed bond issues were ap proved by voters Bradberry credited literally hundreds of peo ple who worked extremely hard for the bond approval It took a real team effort to cause something like this to he The bonds will fund construction of a new elementary school and im provements to existing schools as well as new land approved payment of to asvarded a stipend to Gor See Page 2A Commissioners give Schroeder time for bail bond judgments A blue heron stopped off this week to rest in Lancia Park during its annual migration The graceful birds are normally seen along the Gulf coast by Deryl Clark School board to reopen discussion of CAD raise B SARAH DUKE Stall Wriler New ISD Uiard presi dent siid todas M him trustees will consider last witk s salar in creased granted to the Comal Ap District s chief appraiser Ve will discuss it There s no doubt about that I can when but we will said Bob NBISD board president If its the consen sus of the board that we go hack and reopen it the increase issue then we will If it s the consensus that we drop thats what will happen Selfs comments came after an ap peal Tuesday In local resident Margie Rahorn that the board in struct its representative to the CAD txard suggest the salars increase be revoked Kaborn also has made her appeal to Coma Counts Commissioners Court and New Braunfels City Coun cil None of the elected entities has taken action on the request The CAD board of directors granted Chief Appraiser Richard Khodes a annual pay increase lec y The salary increase comes one month before three members of the board will be replaced Khodes was considered for a OKI annual pay raise Self said NBISD trustees recom mended the CAD board approve a raise course there was a he said By OAVIDMAY Staff Writer District Attorney William Schroeder said Monday he has no specific timetable regarding his in vestigation into the possible recovery of uncollected bail bond although he said he believes judgments questioned in recent years were lawfully entei Comal County Commissioners Court earlier and after much agreed to allow the criminal prosecutor time to proceed with his investigation and were to re quest from Schroeder a time frame to expect action or response 1 cant just stop right in the mid dle of what Im Schroeder said It will have to follow its natural course He added it would difficult to nail down a time frame for the county regarding ques tioned bail bond judgments and that he would require pertinent informa tion from the district clerks office and county auditors office Schroeder and county officials are attempting to determine whether some excluded from bond forfeiture judgments between 19W and 1986 is recoverable under state Schroeder initiated the policy that in some cases permitted cor porate bonding companies to pay onethird the amount of forfeited a policy approved by district judges After much research into state law and discussion by various officials in and after Schroeder said he may have misinterpreted bail bond the district attorney Mon day said he was again of the opinion those agreements were lawful 1 dont think you can set aside agreed judgments he said These were not adversarial proceedings It was a threeparty situation and the judgments were agreed Schroeder said he is pleased to hear at the reciuesi of Precinct 1 Commissioner Jumbo may take action Dec regarding formation of a bail bond Thats what gets me is nobody has addressed the real issue Schroeder The real problem has been nobody has been watching who can write Its been like a ship passing in the night A motion by Commissioner Neil Craigmile to hire outside counsel to represent the countys interests in seeking recovery of those funds died for lack of a second Monday Another request from Precinct 4 Commis sioner Clyde Jacobs to seek an at torney generals ruling was also given little consideration We could go out for but it would be at our said Coun ty Judge Fred The DA is moving He has indicated a willingness to do this and 1 think we See Page2A Richardson to file for election Bob Kichardson of the Comal County Sheriffs Department Tues day said he will announce Dec 21 his intentions to seek the Republican sheriffs nomination in Marchs primary who spent more than a quarter of a century as a trooper for the Texas Department of Public Safety and has worked for the sheriffs office three is in charge of the departments warrant division His announcement will be made during a reception to be at the Civic Center lobby starting at 4 Richardson has become the third all to an nounce for the sheriffs be ing vacated by Sheriff Walter Fellers who has held the post for more than 35 of the sheriffs candidates have formally filed with party chair man Robbie Borchers Filing deadline is 4 Hearing set to review fire district Suit against county settled A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed a New Braunfels woman against Comal Counu and a sheriff s deputy stemming from an April into accident The woman s attorney James Cof fee of San Antonio declined to disckiMthe amount or terms of the Sheriff files morecharges for indecency Additional indecency with a child charges have been filed against a Startzville man who was arrested Monday night at his home in Comal County Anthony Lee had second degree felony indecency charges leveled against him Tues according to Comal County Sheriffs authorities He is being held in lieu of bonds totaling Dumenio was arrested Monday on third degree felony indecency charges He is accused of exposing himself to neighborhood children on several occasions The second degree charge reflected more serious allegations against the man Additional charges may be pending as authorities say they were lo review pictures and a video recovered at the mans residence settlement reached citing his clients interests On April lSJt the car driven by Reeve and a sheriffs patrol car driven by deputy Robert Michael u collided The accident oc See PageZA A public hearing is scheduled for Jan 11 at 1 30 p in Comal County Commissioners Court to discuss a proposed fire prevention district for the Bulverde Volunteer Fire Depart the second such district pro posed in the county Attorney Joseph represen ting presented commis sioners Monday with a petition call ing for an which may be held next April The proposed areas boundaries comprise what is generally regarded as the response area for the volunteer fire department By slate a fire if approved by a majority of voters within the propos ed can levy an ad valorem tax of up to 3 cents per Sluo property valuation to subsidize operational costs Bidwell represented Spring Branch YFD last year when it petitioned the court for creation of such a fire That proposition was over whelmingly approved earlier this year and the maximum tax rate was adopted The attorney estimated the proper ty tax base within BVFDs propostu boundaries to be around Persons either in favor of or opposed to creation of the district are urged to attend the January Cheer Fund donations continue The annual Cheer Fund spon sored by the HeraldZeitung has reached its goal to provide Christinas dinners for 200 area families All additional donations will be placed in a special account to be used to start next years The HeraldZeilung sponsors the fund drive each year and receives assistance from the Na tional Guard and Community Ser vice Center The HeraldZeitung will con tinue lo publish the names of con tributors to Cheer Fund each The total in the fund is now 86 Donations Tuesday were from Leroy and Judene Virginia Graves Albert Kypfer Hermann Sons Christmas items toy Veterans of Foreign Post and Man arrested for cruelty A Canyon Lake man was arrested Monday night on two counts of cruel ty to animal charges and was releas ed after posting two bonds Home builder Art who resides in The Oaks is accused of lacing food scraps with antifreeze and leaving them in his yard for animals to consume County Attorney Bill after receiving lab reports from Texas obtained an arrest warrant from County CourtatLaw Judge Ron Prichard last See Page2A Tejeda calls for investigation of Bexar County DWI records SAN ANTONIO AP State Sen Frank Tejeda says he has asked the Texas Department of Public Safety lo investigate allegations that the Bexar County clerks office has fail ed to keep proper records of nun dreds of drivingwhileintoxicated Tejeda told the San Antonio Light Tuesday that he has mailed a letter to DPS Director Leo Gossett asking for an investigation into allegalions that County Clerk Bob Greens office has failed lo properly record the DWI convictions and lo nolify Ihe DPS of cases involving license suspensions Judge Anthony Ferro has lold the newspaper the dispositions of 400 to 500 misdemeanor cases from his County CourtatLaw No 1 never were recorded in the countys criminal justice computer before they were dumped in closed files or the county archives