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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 18, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas                                Bush vows veto in showdown WASHMJfON AP Presides fiush Atomises to veto faster than the eye can see a raise in the minimum wage and Republican lawmakers are confi dent fiush Will win his first domesticpolicy dash with Capitol Mills majority Seepages TEAMS changes dropout license banned AUSTIN Mouse tentatively amoved legislation that would eliminate the student basic skills test for firstgrade studentsiand broaden the exam for other In other the House tentatively approved a bill that would prohibit drivers licenses for dropouts under age 410 M009 101 m q0WERT A PLZ A SUITE 300 fa TX 76006 After letting Game 1 slip away from them in the New Bfatinfeis Unicorns promise to show no mer cy in the second game of the the bestofthree series with Travis High tonight at Unicorn Seepages New Braunfeis JUU 134 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS Zeituno 377880 Thursday May 1989 25 Cents One 14 Pages Good day Mostly sunny and hot today with a high near Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low around The outlook for Satur day through Monday shows a chance of thundershowers Saturday with otherwise hot and humid Highs will hov er around 95 with lows in the Inside DEAR TV Stammtisch The Concerts in the Park return tonight and the weather should be great for the first night of the annual event in Landa Con certs in the Park are sponsored by the city Parks and Recreation Miller Wholesale Gaynes Productions and KGNB Radio and feature Thursdaynight musical entertain ment under the Tonights with free admis will be the Fifth Army Band from Fort Sam The next concert is May 25 that band has yet to be June 1 entertainment will be provided by Gruenes Last between and people took advantage of the local familyatmosphere no glass containers are allowed in the but bring your lawn blankets and Our traveling Deryl this morning found a somewhat but nicely wrapped wedding present in the middle of the street at the intersection of Walnut Avenue and San Antonio We have the gift here and if you call and iden tify the names on the card attached to the its All students at Smithson Valley High School are invited to party chemicalfree at the Beach Party at Canyon Lake Beach in Han cock at Shelter Saturday from 4 to 11 The celebration will feature a swimming and dancing and is sponsored by the Smithson Valley ParentStudent If you have any ques call Sharron Sharp at Comal County Sportsman Asso ciation is hosting a fish fry Friday from 5 to 8 at the Sports man Hall at 252 Kowald The public is invited to partake of some good Several streets will be closed beginning this week for various Riverside Drive between Summerwood and Saddlewood will be closed today through May 26 for a small drainage Crews will be installing pipe so travelers will have to find another New Braunfeis Utilities crews will be working on sewer projects in the West End and Grape Street from Mill to Bridge will be closed Friday through Mill Street from Grape to Hidalgo will be closed Monday through These are partial closures and traffic can go but Santa Clara from San Antonio to Eikel remains closed for drainage work In preparation for the opening of a Puppet New Braun feis Childrens Museum is offering two puppetmaking workshops From to or from 1 to 2 young SM 2 Hello humidity State gets temporary custody of children By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer After a twoday child custody visiting judge Herman Gordon of Houston has upheld a previous tem porary order putting seven children under the auspices of the Texas Department of Human Resources The department will serve as the managing conservator of Virginia Melgars children until when another hearing is The court upheld Wednesday the prior temporary order signed by County CourtAtLaw Judge Ronald Prichard May but recorded into record in allowing DHS to take custody of the children after Virginias hus band Carlos Melgar was released from county When Melgar was released May DHS went to the Melgars trailer in the Oakland Estates Subdivision and took custody of all an illegal pleaded guilty to inde cency with a child May 8 and was given 30 days to leave the United States and return to Guatemala for 10 He is the father of three of the seven children and stepfather of the other The ranging in ages from 6 months to 13 will remain under the care of The department has the authority to allow visitation between the mother and the Carlos Melgar has been ordered by the See Page 2 WORD will ask state for help at two parks By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer Concern over the decline in quality of fishing and park usage on the south side of Canyon Lake has prompted the Water Oriented Recreation District board to appeal to Texas Parks and Wildlife for Darold president of the StartzvHle Business Owners Associa addressed the board during its regular meeting Accord ing to Comal and Cranes Mill parks have declined in quality and are suffering lost patronage as a Wingert said the parks have not been maintained and the fire ants have scared away We spend in Potters Creek Park and we cant even clean out the brush in Cranes Mill and Com al Wingert In his recommendations to the suggested changing Cranes Mill and Comal parks into recreational vehicle He also asked for the boards support in encouraging Texas Parks and Wildlife to stock more hybrid striped bass in Canyon The board decided to write a formal request to Texas Parks and Wildlife to study and restock the The board also decided to look into private dona tions and restocking the fish Another issue considered by the borrd was the debate with marina See Page 2 Local administrators support decision on teacher reports Recent rains quenched the thirst of Comal County and left behind some hot humid The needed water gave an extra growing boost to flower beds and vegetable along with such as these which have shot up along the picket The forecast calls for highs in the 90s for the next few days with another chance of thundershowers Photo by Deryl Clark By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer Local administrators applaud the State Board of Education on its deci sion to require school superintendents to report terminations of teachers due to criminal The state board voted to require that if an educator is fired for any of five the superintendent must report that person to the commission Teachers will be reported if they are found guilty of sexual or physical abuse of a minor possession or sale of an illegal illegal transfer or expenditure of school property or or commission of a crime occurring in whole or part on school They also will be reported if it is discovered they have attempted to fraudulently obtain or alter any certi ficates or permits that would entitle them to higher professional postions or additional compensation related to those I support I feel that any time you have a problem like that inyour you dont want to pass that problem on to another said Bill superintendent of Comal Independent School You want to get that file out to the rest of the school If thats what the state I have no problem with I dont see how its going to benefit NBISD since we check out all our employ said Charles superin tendent of New Braunfeis Indepen dent School The state board also voted that half of all teacher observations must be scheduled by day and time with the other half to be scheduled within rea sonable limits by local The first observation must be scheduled while the second can either be sche duled or I think thats Brown District 5 also has several represen tatives on State Board of Education Byron super intendent of SchertzCibolo Universal City has been See Page 2 Urban areas inundated with water after storms By THE ASSOCATED PRESS The aftermath of a deadly storm that unleashed twisters and resulting in at least four con tinued today to threaten some urban areas with high water that inundated homes and caused Dallas firefighters evacuated an undetermined number of residents from lowlying homes along the Trin ity River flood plain in South Dallas as runoff continued to raise the water ways level along In a foursquareblock area near South Central firefigh ters evacuated more than 10 with at least five more leaving volun tarily and others considering whether to Im thinking should I get out or should I said one resi Betty Its been a long time since the waters been up this maybe 15 years or Although the severity of the storms lessened this flash flood watches and warnings and tornado watches were posted throughout the especially in southeast Forecasts called for more thunder storms The American Red Cross in Dallas opened six emergency shelters Wed By this only two remained said spokeswoman Sandra She said a shelter in suburban Grand Prairie had most peo ple of the six with She did not immediately know the total number of people who stayed in the We served 150 breakfasts We served 200 dinners last night and yesterday we served 300 Pomeroy Harris County flood control author ities were keeping a close watch on three bayous which traditionally flood during heavy rains Cypress Greens Bayou and White Oak all in northern Harris Some voluntary evacuations were recommended in a subdivision which borders Cypress a tornado Wednesday afternoon cut a quartermilewide swath for as much as 30 miles through East destroying homes and injuring at least nine Another twister that touched down near Hous ton injured eight Prairie View resi authorities North of a mobile home Page 2 City sales taxes payment shows decrease over 1988 State Comptroller Bob Bullock said recently that Mays statewide sales tax payments to coun ties and transit authorities con tinued to follow this years steady upward Weve watched sales tax rebates across the state grow by more than 11 percent overall ibis More money is being pumped into our which is great for the state and for local Bullock Checks totaling million were sent Friday to cities that impose local sales tax at either 1 of more than according to New Braunfeis received a decrease of percent from last years May pay Garden County receives check State Comptroller Bob Bullock sent first quarter 1989 checks totaling million to 65 counties and 105 cities that have legalized charity bingo and levy the 2percent local gross receipts tax on the Comal County received a check for Among the other counties receiving Fridays Dallas County received the largest which totaled Harris Coun tys check was for Tarrant County received and Bexar County received The city of Dallas received received the largest check among cities which levy the bingo tax Houstons check was for and Fort Worth received a payment of San Antonios check totaled The city of New Braunfeis does not levy a tax on The Comptrollers office collects the 2percent local bingo gross receipts tax and the twopercent state bingo gross receipts tax on the The local tax is returned each quar ter to communities where local voters have legalized bingo and where local Gas hike fuels price increase to consumers WASHINGTON AP An alltime record increase in gasoline prices fueled a percent jump in consumer inflation in the government said Last months climb in the Labor Departments Consumer Price Index followed advances of percent in March and percent in It was the steepest onemonth increase since an iden tical percent rise in January For the first four months of the inflation at the retail level ran at a percent annual sharp ly higher than the percent annual increases in both 1988 and analysts said most of the momentum this year is coming from a 30 percent rise in crude oil Once that works its way through the analysts   

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