New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, December 18, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

December 18, 1987

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 18, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas NB boys open Classic with Page JO New Braunfels 246 New Texas 78130 USPS Zeituno SPS 377880 5126259144 Friday December 1987 25 Cents One 18 Pages ft New Braunfcls LSI students be released from class an hour ear ly today School buses will run ac cordingly Students and district per sonncl will observe the Christmas holidays beginning Dec Jl and returning District and offices will In closed on Dec Jl reopening on Jan I The NHlSDTax Office will IK open during regular office hours except on Dec 2t 1 The Black Heritage Society of New Braunfels and Coma County is hosting a Social and Dance on Dev at Nephew s iVJ Jahn from H p m to midnight Irmidmg the IIHIMC will te the MUI hand Oirevt from an An Umio Ive sale tickets arc SS or students So for singles and Sh for couples Or pa per person at the door i all Si tr or ticket information i in IVc ii i iak Crest th New Braunfels Parks and lion Department and wi N hosting New lear s haiuc faun i to i p m at Landa Kevrea tion Center Musu will idti of the ijrapis of numlxi nun There will U a dance contest all senior citizens age are invited The admission nv For more information cunt at1 Ins ilowden f the New Parks and lUvrvalion the 1AHD in it i linue to ide interesting and educational outdoor nature pro grams for the cummmumly is mak a Chnsliiias List Sunnn articles the department is ing lor animal Shines au snake skkins up mounted animals and birds ruck and mineral collections insivt colUi lions microscopes nature Uxiks and thing interesting that could or a program For more in urination on how to donate toward educational programs contact Mark Peltier it vKi The Collial t olllSty Muiw H Ilub will meet Monday p m in the community room at Laurel Laurel Lane The group wili caroling or Laurel I a reside rum 7 to 7 1 p m a IHIMIH meeting w ill loliow Memlfis asked to bring a in a Christmas palty alterwald at 6 shopping days to Christmas Messy messy weather to day and there s not much chance that it will chance for the weekend Today s high with ram will reach to alnua 5tt and dropping all the way to 55 tonight Kain will continue turning possibly as a cold front system approaches But by Sunday we could see some sunshine and clearing with the highs m the 60s and the lows in the fos The Menu 17 HOROSCOPE8 RfUGIOUS Local store closes doors guard greet employees arriving for work ByDAVIDMAY Staff Writer Employees of Lowes Building Materials were surprised Friday morning upon arriving for work and learning they were out of work as the New Braunfels store became one of 13 in the state and among 16 stores nationwide to A security guard and store management met the workers with their which in cluded severance pay depending on length of Signs posted on the located at V21 S simply said Due to economic conditions we are closing this and referred warranty and other questions to Dallas and North Carolina Several Lowes employees said they had learned Thursday of store closings in Dallas but had lit tle reason to suspect the local outlet would be out of business the following day Many were upset at the way the company handled the choosing to wait until after the fact to tell employees What am 1 supposed to do asked one woman like several others wished to remain anonymous Here it is right before Christmas Its Another former employee said rumors began spreading Thurs day about closings in Dallas according to company seven stores were locked Thirteen stores in A guard was posted outside Lowes today after the business closed its doors Photo by Deryl Clark including outlets in College Sherman and Texarkana were shut leaving about 400 employees looking elsewhere for work A store in also svas dosed as were stores in South A store in Louisana closed in October Nine stores in Texas and two in Oklahoma remain and are among 295 outlets that continue to operate We had some said one woman who worked at the local store for about nine Im Its very There are a lot of people that have families to support and now they have What are we supposed to do asked another former They dont They still have their Why didnt they offer to transfer us They didnt even give us an Local store officials declined comment this A security guard today turned away customers who stepped out See Page 1 Utilities unveils new rate structure By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer New Braunfels Utilities officials unveiled a new rate structure Thurb day for sewer and electric charges which could mean a slight in crease for monthly residential bills Jeff ad ministrative services said the proposed rates do not include an but more accurately reflect the cost of service for utilities Water ana sewer rates traditional ly have been low in comparison to the actual cost of providing services Thompson said In he in fidted electrical rates water and sewer rates by almost S million This is not a rale increase Its just a rate adjustment There are no additional dollars for Thompson While water and sewer rales would electric rates would decrease under the proposed new rate structure Thompson said utility rates or the average residential customer could be about higher The average water charge for business water users in the city would be about Slu higher under the proposed he said Those rate increases would LM See Page Ramsay to file for reelection in district court Charles Kamsay announced this week his intentions tu seek re flection a1jurist of the Judicial Iisinct in March s Itemocratic who not ye filed for trelixtion with the secretary of IMS reid his i urrenl position Mlice I tumcumUnt s judicial district h the Comities of Hays Kainsay was first elected to public office m anility al o Hays County ami later serv ed as that county s tirsl court at law JUIls rreated He in many cnic and professional ofiicies including presi dent of the Smith Central Texas Bar Association u e president and director of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce president of the San Marcos Kiwatus Club director of the SouihsidiCommunity and director of the Bicentennial Commis sion He is a former vestryman and chancellor of si Marks Church A native of Hays County he and his wile of Janette live in San Marcos They have three children Jan Kamsay a Dallas Julia Kamsay New a counselor at Brown Karhan in Dripping and Charley who in January will Ixgm teaching at San Marcos High School Christmas critters Police narrow field down to 30 for openings The search for policemen to fill five positions on the New Braunfels Police has narrowed from a field of just over loo applicants to a group of about no who are awaiting polygraph tests through approved midyear funding to allow the hiring of addi tional hope to have the spots filled early next Polygraph examinations are scheduled to begin next a department spokesman said The o passed the departments qualifications and skills test They represent Hispanics and females Three blacks among the original field did not pass the ac cording to the department The hinngs are part of Chiel Burney Boecks plan to implement a fiveyear manpower which took nearly two years to begin City Council approved the additional patrolman through ad valorem rate increases Three additional clerks and dispatchers were included in the budget to help alleviate departmen tal Students at New Braunfels Middle School with the help of Peggy dance and Alice Catfey decora tion chairman are getting ready for the Christmas Critter Dance irom 7 to 11 Saturday at the Civic Center Donated stuffed animals will be used to decorate the center Photo by Deryl Clark Former employee sues city By SARAH DUKE Stall Writer City Manager Jot Michie and the City of New Braunfels face a lawsuit filed ibis week in Dislncl Courl alleging the citys former public works director was denied constitu tional rights The lawsuit also implies Fred who resigned as public works director Aug was the victim of discrimination when the city remov ed two Hispanic employees from du later restoring those employees to their positions with The lawsuit petition states Ryden was deprived due process of law guaranteed under the 14th Amend ment while the Hispanic employees were given their Michie declined to comment on the Ryden was not available for comment The city whose resigna lion will be effective Feb said after Kyden resigned in August that the man wfas given an option to The resignation followed a controversy within the public works department because of allegations that one employee was being paid for fulltime work while working less than full time A police investigation into the con troversy found although one public works employee sometimes worked fewer hours than his co workers and received the same prosecution of those involved w as not warranted Salvador the employee in and Abraham a public works supervisor returned to their positions The lawsuit petition states that Michie told Kyden he would be fired if he did not resign as public works director Ryden was a New Braunfels city employee for 13 The petition also slates Assistant City Manager Hector Tamayo and City Councilman Ramon Chapa Jr acted together and in concert to br ing about the removal of the plaintiff without affording him those rights and protections of the United States Chapa said today he had not seen the kwsuit petition and was unaware of its details The petition does not specify the monetary damages but states that Ryden should be compen sated for damage to his See 2 George commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7110 presents a donation of from the group to HeraldZeitung Circulation Manager Carol Avery for the Cheer Cheer Fund donations top goal The generosity of area residents has flowed into the annual Cheer Fund sponsored by the HeraldZeitung which has reach ed its goal to provide Christmas dinners for 200 area Ad ditional donations are being plac ed in a special account to be used to kick off next years The HeraldZeitung sponsors the fund drive each year and receives assistance from the Na tional Guard and Community Ser vice The HeraldZeitung will con tinue to publish the names of con tributors to Cheer Fund each day The total in the fund is now Donations Thursday were from Charlie groceries Arvel and Iris Mr and Frank Alice B groceries and an anonymous donation of ;