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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 16, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Wilson seeking funds for Wright Hance replies L AUSTIN House Speaker Jim Wrights chances of recent allegations of unethical conduct are at said a Democratic Texas Congressman in town to raise money for the speakers legal See Page 4 Senate panel passes bill lowering parimutuel tax AUSTIN AP The Sponsor of a bill that would reduce the states take from horse race wagering was not willing to give odds oh the measures Seepages Unicorns Rebels lew Braunfels and Dis will begin their night at Burger ily matched and Unicorn ontest will come down to See Page 7 New Braunfels 132 707 Landa New Texas 78130 DSPS Zeituno 377880 5126259144 9r Tuesday May 1989 25 Cents One 10 Pages Good day Its not over The muggy weather is expected to continue for another day or two with a chance of severe thunderstorms today and The humid high today may reach 87 with tonights low dropping all the way to A good chance of some continues through Wednesday with a high expected of 84 and a low of Inside DEAR TV Stammtisch The Safe City Commission invites the public to the course How to protect yourself and your property tonight at 7 at Canyon High The course is sponsored by the New Braunfels Safe City Commission and the police The public is encouraged to Friends of the Dittlinger Memorial Library are accepting books for the annual book sale 6 and For pickup of call Lucille Douma at 6293048 or Blanche Sanders at This they dont need any The Census Bureau is collecting data on employment and unem ployment this Interviewers also will collect data on unem ployment multiple and volun teer The local data will contribute to Mays national labor force picture to be released June 2 by the Bureau of Labor Statis Information supplied by indi viduals to the Census Bureau is kep confidential by Only sta tistical totals are Colonial Manor Care Center continues its celebration of Nurs ing Home This the center offered blood pressure checks and cholesterol screening and tomorrow will offer a com munity awareness program on Osteoporosis and Arthritis A therapists from to 1 1 an ice cream social at 2 on the patio and Spring in Texas family night and volunteer recognition dinner with the Good Vibrations Handbell Choir from First United Methodist Church at 6 Board OKs teacher raises By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer Teachers in the Comal Independent School District teachers have reason to celebrate today as the board of trus tees approved a salary increase for teachers during last nights The Board of Trustees unanimous ly passed a motion which included a new salary schedule for teachers raises in salaries for aides and secreta ries an adjustment of the midpoint and maximum amounts of other pay schedules and a perpetual refinement of the evaluation the average annual sal ary for teachers in CISD is lower than the state Arlen personnel said the average salary for teachers in Region XIH Austin is and the average salary in Region XX San Antonio is The salaries have not been raised in CISD in the four years since House Bill Tieken The teachers have earned their TEAMS Texas Assessment of Mini mum Skills test scores are better than 70 percent of the standardized test scores are above the national and SAT and ACT scores are above the state average and slightly below the national The new salary schedule will be in a series of steps with differences in pay relating to teachers years of There also will be pay dif ferences between teachers with bachelors and masters Arinual raises for cost of living and step increases will be if pos and the majority of the teachers will receive pay The important thing is that it the new pay schedule places us with the situation where there are no injustices in the Tieken Tieken will visit the districts schools during the next few days to explain the new pay schedule to Also Leroy Goodson administered the oath of office to incumbent Carter Casteel and newly elected trustee Bill Smith replaces Don who was recog nized for his service on the board since I started teaching in and I have an adminstrators and supervi see Page 2 Tammy Pete McNeel and Troy Johnson were inconve nienced by the delayed Photo by Deryl Clark Train keeps residents from getting to work CAD gets a look at budget may evaluate appraiser early By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer Several Comal County families were held in their homes by a Union Pacific train stopped on their private driveway on the old Katy line off FM One resident It feels like youre being held hostage by the rail road According to the the train stopped at the switch about 7 and the crew got off the A fireman and brakeman were seen leaving the train and riding away in a van by a party who had come to give a student a ride to Two women and one man had to call their places of employment and leave word that they were unable to By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer The Comal Appraisal Districts 1990 budget was pre sented to the board of directors at more than expected Monday because of pending state House Bill 432 calls for numerous changes in appraisal districts and the could leave the districts holding the The legislatures good intentions are going to lead to a multimillion dollar said Chief Appraiser Richard The proposed currently in the Calendars Commit could tremendously affect the local district by requir ing annual notices be mailed to all property The CAD currently sends notices only to property own ers whose property value increased or The district currently sends between and annual notices of with new could be faced with sending more than On part of what the legislature perceives as a taxpayer protection in that they want instead of us just notifying people whose values when up they Want to notify every property owner every Rhodes Rhodes had anticipated presenting the budget at but presented it Monday as Other provisions of the bill also could cost districts more such as allowing persons to serve on the Appraisal Review for only two more mailing means more Rhodes Budget workshops will be conducted June 19 and July Final adoption of the budget will be See Page 2 Stabbing suspect remains in jail A O A San Marcos man remains in the Comal County jail today in lieu of a bond on a charge of stabbing another man after apparently fighting over a Raul was arrested and charged with aggra vated assault with a deadly weapon Friday at Rileys Tavern in Alex also of San was stabbed upper chest and transported to Central Texas Medical Center where he remains in stable Comal County sheriffs detective Dennis Koepp said the two men apparently started fighting about a beer at Rileys Tavern and Nava reached behind the retrieved a knife and stabbed He picked up the knife and stuck Koepp said the weapon was an industrialtype Nava is a bartender at Rileys but was off duty at the time of the Koepp Treasury losing billions on employees wrongly listed as contractors House amendment raises legislative pay AUSTIN AP Even if voters approve a proposal to raise legislative salaries from to about a lawmakers will be grossly says House Speaker Gib The House on Monday adopted a proposed constitutional amendment for a pay raise with a 10338 If passed by the voters in November would be asked to decide whether lawmakers should be paid onefourth of the governors Gubernatorial pay would be under House and Senate budget prop osals for The House speaker and lieutenant governor who now draw the same pay as lawmakers would make onehalf the governors Under current that would mean a annual paycheck for law makers and for the speaker and lieutenant beginning in The proposal was amended to also put before voters a proposal to tie the daily stipend paid lawmakers while See Page 2 WASHINGTON AP The Treasury is losing billions of dollars because employers including the government itself fail to withhold taxes from the paychecks of workers who are erroneously designated as independent the Gen eral Accounting Office said GAO placed a good share of the blame on in an effort 10 years ago to curtail the Inter nal Revenue made it more difficult to crack down on employers who violate the withholding Paul a GAO associate said in testimony prepared for a House Government Operations subcommittee that the failure of workers designated as independent contractors to report some or all their income is at the root of the revenue In GAO employers are not complying with requirements that they file reports with the IRS on pay ments made to individual Even when auditing business tax the report the IRS is not identifying businesses that fail to file such The importance of employers fil ing required information returns on payments made to independent con tractors cannot be Posner IRS officials estimate See Page 2 Revco Drug Stores will offer screenings to measure and glu cose blood levels Wednesday from 10 to 6 at the store at 612 Walnut in New triglycerides and blood sugar levels are determined with just a few drops of blood gathered from a simple finger stick The screening requires fasting for 12 hours before he test and through arrangements with a company specializing in public blood Revco customers will pay for the Doris Nell Voges will discuss chjoa painting at tonights meeting of the New Braunfels An League at 7 in the Ails Center Gal 646 Walnut Doris Nell is proficient in seven media and knows quite a bit about resto ration and cleaning of oil paint She is a longtime member of the An League and a former art The public is County will prohibit owning wild animals By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer A county order prohibiting Comal County residents from keeping wild animals such as tigers and pumas was unanimously passed in com missioners court Precinct 1 Commissioner Jumbo Evans proposed passing such an order May 8 during a work shop meeting of commissioners The order prohibits wild animals from being kept in unincorporated areas of Comal County at a residence or within feet of a residence or public The law went into effect Passage of the order gained urgen cy recently when a puma being kept in the Silver Hills Subdivision jumped from its holding Comal County Animal Control Officer Olen Elliot said the puma to attack a but was Comal County residents now are prohibited from owning wild such as this Bengal tiger Photo by Deryj Clark averted by a These animals are being impro perly they are unattended dur ing the and its in a residen tial Elliot They are nice said 14year old Andrew whose father was keeping the puma and a tiger in sepa rate It just jumped When I told it to go it crawled back Elliot and understudy John Moos transported the animals to a facility that keeps wild animals in Bexar Under the current animal order of the what we find ourselves doing is reacting to a Evans And the suggested order of Comal County would supplement that in an effort to stop the problem from occurring to begin A bill proposed by the Texas House of currently in the house environmental affairs commit would regulate the possession of dangerous The offense would be a Parks and Wildlife Code Class B The reason I would like to have
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