Wednesday, August 2, 1989

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 2, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Unicorns name Isbell head basketball coach After more than a fourmonth New Braun fels High School Nimitz Junior High Odessa Coach Linda Isbell to take over the reigns of the varsity girls basketball See Page 13A House gives TV industry time to adopt guidelines i WASHINGTON AP The television industry may be getting a chance to adopt voluntary guidelines aimed at curbing violent See Page 16A New Braunfels Stay at home and make your takeout favorites Cool treats made with ice cream arc especially tempting dessert Fee cream stores around the country compete to offer the newest and most unusual ice cream See Page 1B 188 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS c Zeituno 3 377880 5126259144 August 1989 25 Cents Two 24 Pages By STEPHANIE DA VIS Staff Writer A proposed collection of taxes contract between Comal Comal County and the local appraisal district is a natural marriage and is what government is all about shar says one public Comal County and Comal ISD have approximately the same number of they can be billed on the same they are on the same collection year Theres a natural said Comal Appraisal Dis trict Chief Appraiser Richard the school board approved the proposed contract after President Carter Casteel recently released her plans for tax Comal County Commissioners Court must now approve the contract before it can be The appraisal district board of directors also will have to agree with the con tract because the appraisal district is sche duled to provide data processing Plans entail the county tax office going on line with the appraisal districts which will give the county access to informa tion such as parcels of current owner legal current and deed transaction says contract a plus Our cooperation together and our resource sharing will produce a better product at a low er cost to the people out Rhodes I think we can cut down on running people around from one office to the Its what government was meant to which is sharing cost and sharing resources so that we work more efficiently The county will have the advantage of direct access to the appraisal districts data bank which is constantly he In the past without direct access what the tax assessorcollector normally would get would be tape updates or disk updates to her Rhodes said with an extra telephone line the county can go online with the appraisal districts computer It would just be very easy to The appraisal district currently is online with the CISD tax office providing the same service it could provide the I have always stated that I am a proponent of consolidation provided that it produces what it is intended to produce which is less cost and more Rhodes This is an unusual district in that there arc some parameters in existence here which do not exist in oihcr places in the slate so it may be that consolidation here means something else than it would mean somewhere Within the local appraisal the off tax years of New Braunlcls ISD and the City of New Braunfels make it difficult for the entities to consolidate taxes with Comal County and Theres no doubt in my mind that it is the single most effective thing that could he done out there to have the other taxing entities on line and interfacing with the CAD Rhodes Neighbors send out anticrime message Mill Street residents of all ages sent a signal to criminals Tuesday night as they marched against crime down Mill Street with ban and a police Were sick and tired of said Safe City Commission Coor dinator Don Ferguson after the Approximately 50 people made up the procession headed by New Braunfels Police Office Spencer Gremmer in a police vehicle and three youngsters carrying a Two people carried a banner dis playing the Mill Street Associa tions motto and the sounds of accordion music from Barren Schlameus filled the The march began at at the Tube Chute parking stopped traffic at the intersection of Mill Street and Seguin Avenue intersection and ended at First Methodist Churchs back parking lot around 8 for refreshments and An organizer of the Allen Seelhammer said a coalition Residents of the Mill Street area gathered last night to march against Photo by Stephanie Davis between concerned residents and an proactive police department can help wipe out The main crime problem in the Mill Street area is and he After the walk resident Hortince Ackerman said she is willing to fight crime and is open to sugges tions on how to do We want New Braunfels to be a safe said resident Annie walk just sends a signal to the crime said Bob It was really a great Ray Ruben said John who rode behind the said the police department wants to fight but the residents have got to tell us or we wont The Mill Street Association formed two years ago when resi dents were planning for a Christ mas The association encom passes San Antonio Street to the See Page 2A Trustees agree to settlement Iran pressuring militants to spare hostage RPTRT IT T A A T11 Lebanon AP Iran is believed to have pressured proIranian militants to put off kill ing American hostage Joseph and the chance his life will be spared has Shiite Moslem sources said The group holding the Revolutionary Justice had said it would kill him Tuesday at 11 EOT unless Israel freed Sheik Abdul Karim a Shiite Moslem cleric kidnapped by Israeli commandos July It then extended the deadline 48 Israels defense Yitzhak today defended the abduction and said the Cabinet con sidered the dangers to hostages hi Lebanon before approving He repeated Israels offer to swap Obeid and Lebanese Shiite Moslem prisoners held in Israel for Israeli soldiers and foreigners held in The proIranian of which Obeid is reported to be a has rejected a President faced with his most serious fore ign policy consulted world including Pope John Paul and met with his Cabinet twice in 24 The pope agreed to intervene to seek the return to the United States of the body of Marine William reportedly hanged Monday by a Shiite Moslem West Germany said today it had contacted Iran and Syria on the United States France also asked countries that might have influence over groups holding hostages to try to ensure the cap Iran is the financial and spiritual backer of Hez or Party of the fundamentalist faction believed to be the umbrella for groups holding most of the 16 foreign hostages in including eight Shiite sources in speaking on condition they not be further said they believed See Page 2A Residents drying out after storm By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer Trustees of the New Braunfels Independent School District approved a settlement agreement Tuesday even ing with contractor Calvin Koltcr mann and architect Peter Callins for in a litigation concerning unit NBISD Superintendent Charles Bradbcrry said the litigation began in 1977 when the school district instructed the architect and contractor to install unit ventilators in Carl Schurz Elementary Scclc Elementary New Braunfels Middle School and Lone Star Elementary The architect and Officials waiting for change Even if the Edwards Aquifers level dips below 621 feel above mean sea level at the Panther Canyon test city officials will wait a while before sending the City of New Braunfels back into mandatory con according to Mayor Doug Tuesdays level measured at feet feet less than Mondays Today the aquifer is at up from the city remains in a state of partial mandatory conserva Residents still can only waiei their lawns between 6 and 10 and 7 and 11 They also cannot let water run onto the streets and drive and restaurants are required not to serve water except upon All industrial waste is to be Violations to these passages of UK water conservation ordinance can See Page 2A contractor were instructed to install ventilators that could be hooked up to cooling systems in the event the dis trict decided to air condition those In the district began install ing cooling units and found out the ventilators installed seven years ago were not capable of being hooked up with the cooling NBISD filed suit against Callins and Koltcrmann for deceptive trade According to Lonnie NBISDs assistant superintendent of the district sought to recover the costs of replacing the unit vcmi la See Page 2A Good day The chance of rain continues today and on into tomorrow with a 50 percent chance of rain today and 30 percent chance partly cloudy skies will prevail during the day with mostly cloudy skies at Highs arc expected in the 90s with lows in the mid The chance of rain decreases tomorrow to 20 percent with expected highs in the mid Through the expect to sec more of die same weather without any of the Inside DEAR TV HOUSTON AP Residents whose homes were flooded by torrential rains spawned by Hurricane Chantal began drying out their wet belongings as the storm today moved further into losing At least three deaths were blamed on the A man died after failing from a Chevron oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico south of New Orleans and two Bryan teenagers drowned when they were sucked into a floodswollen drainage Chantal roared ashore early Tuesday morning at High bringing with it driving rains and winds up to 80 It lost strength within a few hours and was down graded to a tropical but it continued to be a heavy rainmaker for much of the upper Texas coast throughout the On Tuesday the storm was further downgraded to a tropical depression as it continued to move northwest into Its winds had decreased to about 30 By early the storms remnants were located between College Station and triggering rains and some No damage was immediately reported in central Texas from the Forecasters said the DallasFort Worth area may get as much as five inches of rain in gusty thunderstorms In sections of south Houston and its southern hundreds of stalled cars and trucks lined flooded and some stranded motorists sat atop their vehicles as they waited for the high water to There also was some residential flooding and scattered power but the first hurricane of the 1989 Atlantic season apparently caused little serious In officers said two youths drowned when they and two friends were riding rubber rafts on a stream swol len by heavy rainfall from The boys were swept into a drainage pipe under a highway The body of Robert was recovered by divers about The body of Eric was found late Tuesday Tony was dragged through the pipe but sur vived by holding his The fourth who was not managed to make it to In Coast Guard helicopter crews rescued 10 people Tuesday from the Gulf of Mexico after their fishing vessels capsized in storms caused by the Three others also were plucked from the stormy Gulf on Monday as Chantal approached the Skies over Houston were cloudy Tuesday but the rain had stopped in most areas giving residents a chance to start cleaning up the storms Were doing just Dan OBrian said as he sloshed through the kneedeep floodwaters of Dickinson pulling his family in a Weve been through this We know how its OBrian and others in the Dickinson area south of Hous SM 2A Building permits decline sharply I 1 i The number and value of build ing permits issued by the New Braunfels Planning Department in July declined sharply from the same period last In June the planning department issued 138 permits val ued at Last 101 permits were valued at Only one commercial permit was issued during July Farah Company obatined a permit for a tenant finish out at 651 81 Garrot Construction was named the contractor for the pro ject which was valued at Five residential permits were issued last month as They are as follows Barber residence at 826 Mission Robert West resi dence at 1208 Fox Glen Road Jerry MF Con residence with sixfoot privacy Jesus Delgado Jim Walters residence at 1656 and David Golden Oak resi dence with sixfoot cedar privacy fence at 1816 Cypress Other permits issued were six residential additions and altera three storage build two residential car ports and five commercial additions and altera 2A Stammtisch Saints Peter and Paul School Summer Rummage and Plant Sale will be from 8 to 6 Friday and 8 to 3 There will be all kinds of tilings lor including clo knickktiacks and Donations still are accepted this week at Marys Mall on the schools where the sak will be For more call 6251519 or 6253233 during office or 6256101 in the evening or early Anyone interested in helping in any way will be Canyon High School Class of 1469 will have a class reunion Saturday at Schwamkrugs Steak The social will begin at followed by dinner ai 6 Foi more call American Legion Comal Post 179 will meet Thursday at 410 The executive conuniuee meets at 7 and the regular meeting begins at 8 Unit 179 Auxiliary holds its meeting at Page 2A