Wednesday, June 21, 1989

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 21, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas ready to tackle statH taxes AUSTIN Texas horse racing backers say they to present a unified front in the pitch to lower the states tax take from parimutuel See Page 10A San Francisco blanks SAN FRANCISCO XAP The San Francisco Giants put their defensive skills on display in Tuesday nights 44 Victory over Houston artd have a 20 lead over the Astros going into the series finale this See Page 11A 96 7A006 SUITE warm turn to a delicious way to cook and enjoy the out doors at the same Economical steaks and toasts from the round and chuck are excellent choices for the See Page 1B New Braunfels 158 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377880 VVI eitung 78130 USPS 377880 5126259144 Wednesday June 1989 25 Cents Two 24 Pages A train passes by the wreckage of a 1985 Honda Accord driven by Hector Saldana of San The Honda and an eastbound train collided at the FM 3009 Photo by Dery Clark Passengers hospitalized auto4pain wreck GARDEN RIDGE A San Antonio man and two women from South remain in seri ous and fair condition today after their vehicle was struck by a train Tuesday afternoon on FM The mangled 1985 Honda Accord driven by Hector remained in the ditch as Schcrtz Area Facility for Emergency Service ambulance began transporting Saldana to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio and passengers Monica and Clara to Medical Center Hospital also in San The two Sarmicnto sisters remain in fair and stable condition Clara has a fractured right thigh and is scheduled for Monica has forehead lacerations and is under Saldana is in The accident occurred around when Salda who was southbound on FM entered the rail See Page 2A Governor signs bill for full By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Dedicating eight hours a day prosecuting criminals became official for Bill Reimer this week when Wil liam Clements signed a bill creating a fulltime district attorneys office in Comal It sets a standard that from now on that anybody that comes in here is going to have to make the commitment to public said Comal Countys district prosecutor offices for so long have been used as a springboard to a lucrative private who took office January began work on creating fulltime status for the office the summer of 1988 by asking Comal County Commissioners Court to sign a Officers identify drowning victim office resolution supporting the After commissioners signed the Reimer went to State Edmund whose district includes Comal for State senators Judith Zaffirini and Bill Sims also were Then House Bill which creates the professional prosecutors office in Comal County was signed by Cle ments June 16 and is effective I personally feel that public officials cant serve two Reimer You cant go out there and be try ing to run a real estate practice and a probate practice and come in and then try to also be an expert in the criminal See Page 2A The body discovered floating in Canyon Lake June 1 has been identi fied as a San Antonio man who was presumed drowned in August Just a whole lot of circumstantial evidence enabled us to identify said Rudy Comal County sheriffs By the by the He had two different sets of vehicle keys in his pocket that matched both of his The body was identified as 59yearold Robert who drowned 27 off the peninsulas of Canyon Park and Jacobs Creek He was seen falling out a boat and he wasnt wearing a personal flotation Travis County Medical Examiner Robert Bayardo also detected a surgical scar which indicated the man had undergone heart bypass Rubio His wife confirmed that he hactoypass An investigation revealed Daniels body probably was caught in weeds See Page 2A 1990 gubernatorial nomination Williams announces GOP bid High court to hear school funding suit AUSTIN AP Midland oilman Clayton pledging to make a war on drugs his top today became the first Republican to announce his candidacy for the 1990 gubernatorial Kicking off a crossstate Wil liams said he was prepared to spend million on the primary said his business experience oil and telecommunications had pre pared him to take over state As your fighting this battle against these drug dealers will be my top I will attack drugs on every I say it is time to kick in the revolving door of our prison systems right back into the teeth of these vicious said Williams is the first to formally enter what could be a crowded GOP Former Secretary of State Jack who resigned last said he will decide within 45 days whether to make the Republican Party sources say at least three other potential candidates are considering the raceiArnarillo oil man Boone Railroad Commission Chairman Kent and George the presidents See Page 2A AUSTIN AP The Texas Supreme Court today agreed to sider the lawsuit brought against the state by poor school districts claiming the states method of funding public education is The high civil appeals court sche duled oral arguments July 5 in the landmark Edgewood Kirby Poor school districts have chal lenged the state saying they cannot raise enough property taxes to enrich education funding with local dollars to the same extent that wealthy districts Public school education in Texas is funded through a mixture of state and local In poor school districts won a round in the battle when a state district judge held that education is a funda mental right and that equal access to funds was lacking in the states financ ing But the 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin later overturned that Plaintiffs in the suit appealed to the state Supreme Bill Clements recently signed into law a million school See Page 2A Trustees choose name Dog days of summer for elementary school MARGARET EDMONSON Writer New Braunfels Indpendem School District board of trustees named the new elementary school and changed first day of school during its regu lar board meeting Thecontroversial name of Memor ial Elementary was designated for the new school in a 43 split Trustee Arlon Hermes made the I feel the name is appropri ate since the two schools will bjj oper ating on one campus and wider one he Dick another dis agreed with the choice because be felt Only Districts 2 and 4 will be electing Jean Ward currently represents District 2 while Bob Clarke represents District Both trustees announced Tuesday they will be filing for reelection to the To qualify as a candidate for a person must live in the state for 12 months and in the trustee district for six months prior to NBISP will post orders and notices at the Comal County Guadalupe County Courthouse and the Education Center of NBISD trustees also named Robert Biggers as election judge for trustee district 2 and Clinton Ludwig as AU we are doing is attaching a name to a do not should be named Memorial the npy school needs its own judge for district No 4 Ive had people call about The removal of asbestos from tbe They 4on t like and they dont want New Braunfels High School science labs became a concern for board members on Monday as they declared an emergency under jhe Texas Educa uon Code to wajve the formal bidding I4tfle Texas Installation of Sas Antonio was granted Jhejr bid of jempve tjon nie Cujiisy assistant superintendent said 10 feys will ijp tp receive changed of school for the 19JJ990 school year to Aug 28 instead of School holidays were scheduled for Apg 9 Yowfc holidays wit also serve pakeup days for incle mem A staff development day for April In other bpfcrd raerabers ordered the trustee election for om the Eppwental Pro1 officials from Lutle Texas Instalteuon say the They certainly are the dog days of Today is the day of summer and the longest day of the solstice when the sun is the sun is farthest from the equator in the Northern Hemi The weather is cooperating with the offi aiar start of with highs expected in the mid to upper 90s for the next few If you are so hot you dont know whether you are coming or it might be a good idea lo spend some time in the cool which may be why this dog looks as if he is trying to figure out he could get off the bridge and into the Remember to conserve water as you try to keep Photos by Deryl Clark Good day Hot and sunny skies continue to send the temperature Todays high will be 98 with an overnight low of 74 There will be a few clouds in the but sunny skies will return by afternoon with a high of 96 Cloudy skies on Fri day will cool things down a little with the high reaching 93 Inside DEAR TV Stammtisch The New Braunels Jaycecs are planning a July Fourth Celebration at Tickets to the holiday event are and the water park will be open to all ticketholdcrs from 6 to 11 Live entertainment will be pro vided by and The County Line along of the fireworks exhibit cho reographed to patriotic Tickets are available at The Bier Landa and Century A lim ited number of tickets will be sold in advance No tickets will be available at the For more contact Dean Haugen at or any mem ber of the get in shape now for the 1115 Senior Games hosted by the City of New Braun fels and several other organiza The Senior open to area folks age 50 and will feature events such as dominoes and along with tennis and The weeklong activ ities will be at local nursing retirement Landa Park and the Recreation For the registration fee additional fees for golfing and seniors will receive a T shirt and lunch on the final The Senior Games will open Monday at 10 and close that Friday with ceremonies and Area organizations interested in donating prizes may call Iris activity director at Colonial Manor Care Mesquite Avenue will be closed for drainage work in the West Sao Antonio and Santa Clara Avenue area for the remainder of the MesquiteSan Antonio area win be partially closed Half the street will be closed at a so traffic can get get those fingers nimble because the New Brauofels Childrens Museum is set to open 2A