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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 16, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas BEST AVAILABLE COPY Insurance firms seeking percent rate increase AUSTIN AP Insurance industry critics said a proposed percent increase in workers compensa tion rates was too much and amounted to See Page 8 A Slumping Astros top Pirates in 11 innings HOUSTON Ken Caminiti says the slumping Houston Astros have been lethargic so he decided to take the bat and some initiative into his He drove in pinch runner Eric Yelding with the winning run as the Astros defeated Pittsburgh in 11 See Page 10A Easy alfresco dining gains new followers Great great friends and the great Sound like fun If youre like many it sounds terrific After months of folks all across the country cant wait to take their meals and their friends into the fresh air to enjoy alfresco dining See Page 1B New Braunfels 198 707 Landa New Texas 78130 DSPS Zeitunq 5 377880 5126259144 y 1989 25 Cents Two 22 Pages Officers capture suspects Responding to a concerned citi zens call in the Comal County sheriffs office tracked down four alleged burglars within minutes A neighbor to this residence observed four Latin males entering the residence and removing several said Detective Richard From there she called the sheriffs The neighbor living in the Astro Hills Subdivision called at and gave a good description of the Alvarez At Deputy Jim Clifton observed the 1978 twodoor Ford Granada traveling east on FM See Page 2A NB trustees considering new school Comal County Sheriffs Detective Rick Alvarez unloads a The property was recovered from suspects arrested Monday for burglary of a habita Photo by Stephanie Davis Parents seek damages from doctor Opening statemems and testimony were heard Tuesday in Comal County District Court concern ing a lawsuit filed against a former radiologist at McKenna Memorial The oneman jury heard opening tes timony Tuesday from William the defendant in a lawsuit which seeks damages for District Court Judge Ralph Caton is presiding over the The lawsuit siems from an Oclober 1982 inci deni in which Jonas Slahl of Wetmore was brought into the emergency room of McKenna Memorial Hospital after falling and entangling his arm in the baggage carrier of an The fall caused the 6yearold to hang his full weight on the extended Lloyd Jonass filed ihe lawsuil in Guadalupe Counly District Court July staling that the Richard and Brown were negligent in their care of ihe The child was diagnosed and treated for an acute eibow strain which was laler discovered lo be a severe dislocation of the Stahl maintained in his original petition that hos pital officials and doctors failed to exercise their degree of skill and diligence in diagnosing and treating the The original petition filed by the plaintiff also stales the child now suffers from a permanently dis located He allegedly will suffer pain and loss of the use of his arm as well as obligations for additional medical expenses for the rest of his Brown was granted his request for a change of and the case was moved lo Comal Counly District After the original complaint was demons filed a crossclaim against Brown seeking indemni See Page 2A By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer New Braunfels Independent School District may have to build another facility to handle an increasing load of student population in its middle Superintendent Charles Brad berry told the board According to demographic analysis and enrollment projections for the dis the current middle school will not be adequate to educate the increasing numbers of students who will be attending that facility in the Bradbcrry proposed removing the sixth grade from New Braunfels Middle School and building a facility in the Oak Run subdivision for the sixthgrade He also suggested building a larger cafeteria and band hall for the new facility to take some of the pressure off the middle In he the new facil ity could become a full middle Its an excellent site which will be surrounded on all sides by Bradbcrry If we build the sixth grade facility by the year we could have two middle Bradberry proposed having one middle school to serve the north dis irici with Lamar Lone Star Elemeniarv and Seele ElemRntarv Another middle school would serve the south district with Memorial Memorial Elementary and Carl Schurz Bradberry maintained thai New Braunfels Middle School allendance will be beyond capacity by He said the sixth grade would be less costly lo move because thai grade requires simpler facililics man the upper integrated prog rams between the seventh and eighth grades such as sports and band will not be changed as a result of the new Other suggestions made by Brad berry include increasing the size of the high school band hall and increas ing the energy efficiency of Lamar All of Bradbcrrys suggestions were and he did not have any figures describing the costs involved in these CAD mailing Good day It will be a beautiful night to watch the total eclipse of the The eclipse will start at and end at with the best viewing around 10 It will be partly cloudy and hot today with the high reaching 95 There is a 20 percent chance for showers late this after Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low of 70 Thursday will be more of the same with partly cloudy and hot Inside DEAR TV Stammtisch The Alamo Schuetzen six miles south of New Braunfels on Nacogdoches Road near Gif ford is having its annual Prize Shoot and Family Style Sausage Dinner The shoot starts at 9 and the meal will be served from noon to 2 The price for the meal is for adults and for children under The public is welcome and desserts and sausage sandwi ches will be sold later in the MidTexas Symphony Guild sea son tickets are now Tickets for adults are senior and A finedining card will be included with season tickets and will entitle the holder to buy one meal and get one free at one of the follow ing restaurants Langston Fireside and This offer is good each time there is a On phone bank volunteers will be calling past See Page 2A Board The New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees elected new officers and swore in two incum bent trustees during Tuesdays regular board Bob Self was reelected president of the school board by the I want to thank you for your vote of he told the other Self president Other officers include Dick vice president Bob secretary and Jackie Also incumbent Trustees Jean Ward and Bob Clarke were sworn into office after the election returns were canvassed by the Ward represents District 2 of while Clarke represents District Both ran unop posed in their bids for reelection on EDMONSON By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer If a postcard from the Comal Appraisal District comes in the take a minute to look it over its coming to save property owners some In an effort lo identify property owners not laking advanlage of home stead the district is send Christian forces agree school supplies to truce in Lebanon Lebanon AP The leader of Lebanons Christian forces has agreed to a call for an imme diate halt in fighting with Syrian and allied Moslem a spokesman said The Christian army Michel said he will accept the truce called for Tuesday by the Security The general welcomes without any conditions the Security Council said an Aoun who demanded Aouns statement was issued one day after the Syrian army and allied Moslem factions vowed to join forces to defeat the Sources today reported a buildup of troops and ammunition around the embattled Christian There was no reaction to the ceasefire demand from rival Syrian and Moslem The Security Council had called for the truce dur ing an emergency meeting ordered by SecretaryGeneral Javier Perez de Construction figures continue to rebound WASHINGTON AP Housing construction continued to rebound from the depressing effects of high mortgage rates with a percent increase in new starts last the government reported This could mean more jobs in the construction and building materials and additional employ ment and sales in such housing related businesses as home furnish ings and The Commerce Department reported new homes and apart ments were built in July at a seasonal ly adjusted annual rate of million up from million units in June when the rebound The housing industry had been among the sectors hardest hit earlier this year as the Federal Reserve drove interest rates up to restrain economic growth and contain Construction starts had fallen for four consecutive months through the longest string of declines since activity slowed for five months in a row from February through June The May level of million units was the slowest pace since the million rale in December But the central bank began nudging rates down in June in anticipation of that fixedrate mortgages began falling from their peak of percent in The Federal National Mortgage Association said fixed raies had dropped to per See Page 2A Teacher Jackie Brinkkoeter unpacks her school supplies in prepara tion for the 28 opening of school in Comal Brinkkoeter is a teacher at New Braunfels ISOs new Memorial Elementary near Memorial Primary school on County Line Students in New Braunfels and Comal school districts and Saints Peter and Paul and New Braunfels Christian Academy are enjoying their final couple of weeks before school starts late this Photo by Deryl Clark ing notices to persons who currently are not taking advantage of the We have started analysis on prop erty owners in New Braunfels ISO and the City of New Braunfels look ing at the possibility of homesteads where the mailing address and the location address of the property are See Page 2A Budgets available for review Persons interested in reviewing the Comal Independent School Districts proposed budget for the 198990 fis cal year may pick up a copy Copies of the proposed budget will be available at the districts Central Administration Office at 1421 81 in New Taxpayers in the Comal ISO will have an opportunity to express their views to the board of trustees when the district holds its annual budget hearing Monday at 7 in the cafeteria of Frazier Elementary School at 1441 81 in New Following input and the board of trustees will adopt a budget for the 198990 year at this Another special board meeting will be held 28 at 7 in the Centr al Administration Office to take a record vote on the tax rale for the A record vote is required when it is anticipated that the effective tax rate will be increased by more than 3 The special meeting precedes the regular monthly meeting of the school board at On at 7 an open tax hearing will be held in the Central Administration No action will be taken at this hearing and taxpayers and patrons are invited to attend and express their opinions regarding the proposed tax 2A
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