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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 21, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas 4 0 Study Few areas safe from railroad accidents WASHINGTON AP Few states are safe from the growing threat of toxic railroad cata strophes in as rail Shipments of hazardous materials continue to rise amid lax federal according to a study by Citizen Seepages 6 6 Baseball games called because of bad weather The final nondistrict baseball games before the start of District A play were are cancelled tonight because of the weather The final day of the District 26 soccer season is still on for with Rraunfels High able to clinch a playoff Seepages WEST M T BFOOKHOLLOV1 PL TX 76006 traditional dinner You know the usual Easter scenario the children have eaten all of their chocolate bunnies and hunted down all the Easter grass and egg shells lay scat tered across the In the midst of this now you have to being preparing an Easter See Wednesdays Kaleidoscope New Braunfels LUJ 92 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377880 5126259144 Tuesday March 1989 25 Cents One 12 Pages By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Two county commissioners will launch a campaign in April to consolidate tax assess ing and collecting on the county level for enti ties in the Comal Appraisal announced the commissioners It is to simplify and to save said Precinctv2 Commissioner Neil We would be remiss if we did not get it in front ofthe said Precinct 4 Commis sioner Clyde And it will be the voters who will Rather than waiting for the Legislature to mandate something we can get it done Frigid temperatures ushered in spring last night and brought hail to the area along with rain and high Tomorrows forecast looks With a high Wednesday in the with Thursday be partly cloudy somewhatwarmer Tonights low expected to drop into the low 40s or upper inside 3 DEAR 12 3 89 TV 3 2 StanflititiSiih A representative frpm the Social Security Administration will be in room 215 of the Comal County Courthouse Annex from 9 to noon Call the tollfree to make an appointment and find out what information you should take to your Much Social Security business including change of card informa direct and claim fil ing can be handled by phone 24 hours a seven days a For more information about Medicare call For details on Medicare Catastrophic Insurance and cover call For Medicare tax call Popular Big Band and Jazz sounds will be the bill for tonights Big BandBlechschaden concertat at Heidelberg Blechschaden was formed in 1977 in and has played The concert is sponsored by the GermanAmerican Society of New Braunfels and proceeds will bene fit the societys scholarship Tickets are for adults and for students and are available at Centex Office Henne and New Braunfels Juwelier and at the door For more call Helgard Suhr at Members of the New Braunfels High School Class of 1934 rhet recently to finalize plans for their 55th class which will be May Members of the committee are Nolan Lucille Howard Mar cella Rudolph Flor ence Holden and Erna There are now job possibilities for women in the highway con struction The Highway Construction for Women Program will be recruiting women for referral highway construction jobs in Uie San Antonio in The positions include form concrete steel truck driv ers and general construction The Highway Constructionfor Womeg Program staff is interested in talkjgg with who may desire the new challenge of rion traditional Interested See Page 2 p ii The Texafc State1 Code states qualified voters can submit a petition with in 30 days of its inception to the chief appraiser requiring an election to determine whether the appraisal the county or a specified taxing unit of the appraisal district will or assess and collect property taxes on property appraised by the district for all taxing Ten percent of eligible voters must sign the petition to make it which means voters need to sign local I have the utmost confidence that we will not have any problem getting signa in the first year of hall Craigmile couldbe Saved Craigmile and Jacobs are circulating the consolidation StmbeVnZSl011 ValidatCd thCeleC ThiS iS n0t a partisan issue is a Ptisan Craigmile We are look ing to do a service a11 of the Jacobs said There Comal County and this does not have party The consolidation proposal has been pre sented to the Comal County Republican Mens Garden Ridge Republican Womens Canyon Lake Republican Womens Club and the Comal County Repu blican Womens Craigmile adding he will talk to the Democratic Party Other local entities collecting taxes include tax offices of the will be a significant savings in money in a number of areas including no duplication of computer ongoing and Gloria Comal County assessor and collector of made a proposal in May claiming thousands of dollars could be saved by She projected approximately Comal which assesses and collects taxes for Comal Independent School District Comal which assesses and collects taxes for Edwards Underground Water York Creek Improvement Dis City of Garden Comal County Water Oriented Recreation District and area fire districts and New Braunfels Independent School District which collects for the City of New Jacobs said recently taxing entities should get it I would expect he collectorassessor is an elected offi See Page 2 An armed robber into Corner Stdp convenience store Monday held at gunpoint and stole approximately according to a New Braunfels Police Department Some guy camp in wearing a ski trench a revolver and pushed her clerk around a little said police spokesman Martin No one but the clerk was in the located in the 2700 block of 81 at the time of the Mayer robber hits store fired off a round in the Mayer The reportindicates it may have off by but he shot a hole in one of the Police got a call from the clerk at A witness saw the robber running toward town Mayer The assailant is described as approximately 4in chcs tall and weighing approximately 150 Anyone with information about the robbery should call the New Braunfels Police Department at 6257181 or Crime Stoppers at County agrees to pay prosecution hi Werner who lives on 256 proved this morning that weather forecasters are right some of the warned that some hail would come out of last nights cold and it Peato mothballsize hail fell at the Rahe home about this morn ing and did some damage his tornatq The forecast calls for cloudy skies and qolrJ tertipfcraturfes today with a low tonight inthe 40s Wednesday with no1 with a high in the Photo by Deryl Clark It cost Comal County more than to prosecute Comal County CourtAtLaw Judge Ron Prichard and his wife following their highly publicized arrest in according to the attorneys Commissioners court voted Mon day to approve the payment of to Austin lawyer Andrew who prosecuted the The bill delivered to the county 21 was for hours at a rate of an Commissioners expressed concern during last weeks meeting about the bill and amount of hours spent on a misdemeanor The court isnt required to first approve hiring 9 spe cial I certainly question whether it takes 34 hours to prepare a case for prosecution for a misdemeanor said Precinct 2 Commis sioner Neil I dont think we have any choice we have to pay the In the prosecution of the mearior it seems to me that if this was a defense thats one but in this case it was the county prosecuting it was for the prosecutors to come up with their he Precinct 3 Commissioner Patricio Pat Hernandez said 34 hours was Ronald and Darlene Prichard arrested 9 in Saltier and with public intoxication and ly Prichard also charged with assaulting a peace See Page 2 Andrew Forsythe Commissioners OK order to control illicit businesses Sexually oriented businesses cant locate within feet of child care schools or other public buildings in Comal according to an order passed Monday by The enacted during a regular meeting of the is preceded by a 1980 Comal County resolution calling for a threemile buffer between sexually oriented businesses and other Commissioners noted in a 27 public hearing the threemije criteria wouldnt stand up legally in Thats prohibitive for a legitimate massage parlor or anything like said Precinct 2 Commissioner Neil Its the illicit that were trying to get not the must be they must apply for a now we know who they are and where they The which is effective May is patterned after Harris Countys ordinance and proposed locally by The proposal came in light of Bexar Countys crack down on sex shops located fewer than 30 miles away from New Commissioners proposed during the 27 public hearing to regulate businesses within but resi dents overwhelmingly wanted at least a The sheriff is responsible for inspecting and issuing per mits for the Upon receiving the permit applica the sheriff will investigate the proposed premise to ensure it complies with location requirements set in the The is required to dispjay the permit at all See Page 2 votes Comal Appraisal District board of directors voted unanimously Monday night to use the 1988 fund balance of to pay off debt and other line The longterm debt of the district computer system was paid off with carryover Garden Ridge Mayor Walter Yohey asked the board to return trie carryover money back to the entities which fund the appraisal Directors failed to yqte that We woujd have had tq turn around and put that as an expense into our 1990 budget and then jhe taxing entities would have to take that money that we just gave back to them and give it back to us so we could said Chief Appraiser Richard its a Garden Ridge would have gotten back approximately Rhodes By taking that and paying off the computer system we wont have any debt service payments in this See Page 2 set billion toss WASHINGTON vi The the bank said rising interest battered savings and loan industry rates in 1989 would be obviously lost a postDepression record not billion lasiyear and is facing Operating income should be a continued drain in 1989 from ris lower aqross the board for all ing interest the government thrifts in the first and second quar i i V The Federal Loan ink was old Board said the fo finally got v 1 lf T VWi puslung1 the loans that had Analysts djvjdejt QYgF hpwf wanyjnowloanljjsseis remain hid dn in failed but that K vtfh fetyiU bHoMgber than test yeaF for ff 4t Aar J
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