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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 22, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas 410 eTnMlCROPUBUSHl 80ITE 300 06 103 Uniform of district soccertitle 1 Hie New MViVWlcu WCI v Tivy 40 on Tuesday td soccer fcittef Srhitftsolt Valley will eaffl the f New Braunfels Pitt Easter activities th family traditions Children1 family activities as helping prepare a holiday dinner and these easy recipes and fun play clay projects will make the day one to See Page 1B Local churches plan Easter week services Area churches and organizations eral activities this weekt See Page 6B 93 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS W W Zeituno 377880 5126259144 4r Wednesday March 1989 25 Cents Two 22 Pages By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Sounds of concern and anger rang through County Monday as word reached school and city officals that two county commissioners want to centralize tax collections at the We think the two school districts and die city simply are going to oppose it very said Charles New Braunfels Indepen dent School District They are trying to take over control of our public schools and we just arent going to allow Comal County commissioners Neil Precinct and Clyde Precinct announced in a Monday press conference they will start circulating a petition April 1 to gather signatures needed to call an August election to consolidate tax assessing and The Texas State Property Tax Code states qualified voters can submit a petition within 30 days of its incep tion the chief appraiser requiring an election to determine whether the appraisal the county assessor or a specified taxing unit of the district will assess collect taxes on property appraised by the district for all taxing Comal Independent School District assesses and collects its Comal County collects and assesses taxes for Edwards Underground Water York Creek Improvement City of Garden Comal County Water Oriented Recreation District and area fire New Braunfels Independent School District collects for itself and the City of New I believe in local said Carter CISD school board president In my mind the fair thing to do for the taxpayer is for the taxing entities to get together and work this out and not for one of the players to force it down somebody elses throat without considering the CISD board of trustees looked at the feasibility of consolidating last but it was really unclear as to whether or not there would indeed be a great she We stud ied It was not very clearcut as to what we should So we stayed with our own tax New Braunfels City Manager Paul Grohman and Bradberry said if the commissioners are interested in sav ing money they should ask the taxing entities who could assess and collect taxes at the lowest But they are not interested in doing Bradberry They are Title clinching Two 16yearold Fort Worth boys driving two stolen vehicles caused a major accident and a traffic hazard Tuesday afternoon as they led area law enforcement officials on a high speed chase north on Interstate The driver of a 1984 Pontiac Fire bird and his 18yearold passenger were arrested and charged with unau thorized use of a motor vehicle and evading The driver and 17and 18yearold passengers of a 1986 Chevrolet Camaro were v unauthorized use of a motor g chase All remain in custody in Hays Department of Public Safety Trooper Tim Jackson first noticed the vehicles at approximately dlriv ing ihtoi a restarea south of Mew aihighrate of speed arid then Jackson said he then decided to fol low the I gave them a little bit of room tj follow to see how they were driving See Page 2tf Fourth candidate files in CISD race A fourth candidate has entered the Comal Independent School District board of trustees race the final day to Two New Braunfels City Council members remain Daniel 1120 Ottawa Way in San will face Wil liam Bill CISD board president Carter and Martin Allen in the May 6 election which will decide who will serve on two seats on the Incumbent Don Tyler will not seek Trustees are elected atlarge and the two candidates with the highest number of voles will Mitchell was unavailable for com ment this of Bulver has been a teacher in the San Antonio 1SD for 18 Casteel is a Sax appeal New Braunfels lawyer and Allen is District Court Administrator in Comal District 1 Council Member Ramon Chapa and Dis trict 2 Council Member Loraine Kraft are seeking election to their second threeyear terms on New Braunfels City As of presstime they were District 1 encompasses the West End area of New Braunfels and the section of Solrns that is within the New Braunfels city District 2 includes downtown New Braunfels and parts of town east of Interstate 35 and north of the Guadalupe Filing ends at 5 today for spots effort interested simply in having the con trol of the tax dollars in the The biggest point of concern that I have is that two people are trying to force other entities to work with them and not trying to work Brad berry Jacobs and Craigmile said Monday they are interested in consolidating taxes to save money and to put the duties under an elected official county tax I think last time I checked I See Page 2A Good day New Braunfels1 Travis Thrift maneuvers through two Kerrville Tivy defenders in Tuesdays 40 vic tory for the With the New Braunfels clinched at least a share of the District 26 soccer Either Smithson Valley or San Marcos will claim the final playoff with the Rangers having the chance to tie New Braunfels for the champion ship with a victory over San Marcos on Thursday Photo by Deryl Clark Classroom additions to high schools Construction ahead of schedule Construction on a new elementary schopl and addition to New Braunfels High School is going The new 27classroom elementary school adjacent to Memorial Primary and 13classroom addition to the high school is expected to be completed before the start of the next schopl See Page 2A Construction of the elementary school is ahead of sche dule and should be completed before Its one of the fastest projects Ive been involved said New Braunfels Independent School Superin tendent Charles Bradberry about the pace of the elemen tary school The contractors are really moving See Page 2 Gity parks ready for tourist season By DAVID BUILTA Staff Writer City Parks and Recreation Director David Whatley said parks are in the best shape they have ever been in for Since Labor more than 100 projects have been completed in the citys 13 Whether it was as simple as adding a new sign or as major as building a some work was done in every city park dur ing the Were ready to get Were always trying to improve our opera Whatley said explaining vari ous projects the parks crews with the assistance of other city depart ments in many cases have Although most improvements address traffic changes have been made in Landa Park at the recommendation of a traffic survey by New Braunfels Police Aquatic Circle now is a oneway See Page 2A Appeals court upholds conviction of Lucas Members of Blechschaden from Germany stopped in Ngitf BraynfeJs Tyesday njQhj tor a performance sphered fey the Socie The was formed in 1877 lit plays popular contemporary Jazz music and some Big Band Blechschaden is on tour of LI i the United States and will play the Pallas area before heading to New Members of the local QermanAmertean Society hosted the fcand mem bers in their homes this Photo by Deryl AUSTIN AP The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals today affirmed the conviction of Henry Lee who was sentenced to death in the inujderrape of a female hitchhiker wlpse body wearing only a paw of orange Lucas confessed to Wiling the woman whose body was found on next to a culvert near fetfirsjtajfl 35 opjnih near Austin and to a number of other He has received life sentences and other prison terms in other On Lucas among other claims protested the admissifeility of six statements he made to law enfor cement officials between June 1983 and February Since making the Lucas has said he really only killed his mother in in In the opinion affirming the convic Page 2A Spring has relumed after a cou ple of cold The sunshine will break through today and the temperature will reach 62 the temperature reading will drop to Afternoon highs will continue to warm into the 70s throughout the week and will reach 83 degrees on Easter Inside DEAR TV 2A Stammtisch Fridays Easter Egg Hunt planned by Teen Connection has been Teen Connection appreciates the communitys con tinued the Egg Hunt at Cypress Bend Park is still on for Saturday from 10 to 11 The Easter Bunny will leave dozens of many of which will contain special prizes such as a free day at the Recreation Center and free daily swim For more call 6297275 or Lots of activity this week at the New Braunfels Childrens Todays kiteflying fun in the parking lot at Courtyard Shopping Center is still on and will last until Jeremy Neesham of Kites in San Antonio is bringing his fancy kites and children also may go inside the museum to make kites during workshops at 1 and at Neesahm will show young sters the art of Cost is SI admission to the museum and supplies if the youngster joins a the museum will host weavers Oscar Koppel and Donna who will demons trate the art of Koppel will bring some cotton bolls and will show how cotton goes from a plant to Maske will have her loom set up and hand looms will be available for youngsters to make their own The weavers will be mere from 10 to 5 and cost is for to thernuseum and for The museum needs lots of donations of wooden embroidery feathers and anything else weave The museum hopes to add a permanent exhibit in May featur ing WestPoint Pepperell with demonstrations and activities focusing on and youngsters are invited to have lunch wift the Easter Bunny and decorate eggs from 10 to 5 admission is with for lunch and for The Easter Bunny wpnt be there for lunch but children still may decorate eggs from 10 to 4 2A
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