Tuesday, August 22, 1989

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 22, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Farmers donate hay to droughtstricken ranchers LONGVIEW AP Hundreds of tons of surplus hay will be donated to droughtstricken South Texas farmers and ranchers by farmers in two East Texas counties where heavy rainfall has allowed some far mers to harvest twice as much hay as See Page 4 Fed Reserve policymakers to consider interest rates WASHINGTON AP Federal Reserve policy meeting privately likely will decide against lowering interest rates soon despite pressure from the Bush analysts See Page 4 Fans hording tickets for Ryans big night DALLAS AP Nolan Ryan will not pitch before a packed house tonight in his quest to reach career Thats because Wayne Slivers is cii 3to New Braunfels 202 707 Landa New Texas Zeituno 5 377880 5126259144 Tuesday 1989 25 Cents One 10 Pages Board OKs looks at tax hike By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer The Comal Independent School District board of trustees approved the 198990 budget Monday which means an increase in property taxes throughout the The new budget for the 198990 school year shows an increase in expenditures of million over last years A total of million will be spent this year as com pared to during last Major expen diture increases will go toward instruction workers compensation health insurance and food Instruction costs will increase by more than million because of the hiring of 10 addi tional career ladder payments and the implementation of the revised salary sche Workers compensation premiums also will increase by 30 percent along with health insurance New National School Lunch Program requirements arc reflected in the substantial increase requested for next Other increases are teaching science and vocational contracted liability special workers compensation for food ser vice drug grants and matching asphalt repair and asbestos and new con Several taxpayers in the audience express ed concerns about the costs of workers com health transportation and other functions of the A great many savings could be made if we just backed off and Do we really need this one taxpayer Board members assured the taxpayers they had researched the options for the school dis trict and decided on the most beneficial and costcffcclivc methods possible while still serving the students of We arc not taking this budget Board President Carter Castccl She reminded the taxpayers that CISD trustees arc Business Manager Abel Campos said the administration will request a tax increase of percent over last years tax rate of per CISD trustees will hold a record vote Mon at 7 in ihe Central Admi nistration Office to set the 198990 tax On an open tax hearing will be called at 7 in the Central Administration Office for taxpayers and patrons to air their views concerning the proposed tax rate The tax rale will be adopted by the school board on 12 at 7 in the Central Administration Campos said the school district will be los ing more than in state aid because of Senate Bill 1019 which reshuffled the amount See Page 2 CrissCross 1O nmMiUL approves budget on split vote By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer In a 4tol vote Comal Appraisal District board of directors approved the 1990 described by one member as bare The 1990 budget of is approximately more than the 1989 The budget allows for a 3percent acrosstheboard merit increase for all I think it was bare I think the figures tell you said board member Raymond I think those are conservative I think they are the most conservative of any entity in Comal Board secretary Neil Craigmile vot ed against the budget for the second He said he voted against the 1990 budget because it included the retire ment plan in which Attorney General Jim Mattox recently said the district couldnt The opinion cur rently is under The budget now will be sent to tax ing entities within the Comal Apprai sal District for approval or disapprov Entities to vote on the budget include Comal City of New City of Garden Comal New Braunfels and In other business the See Page 2 City reviewing policy after license conflict By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer City of New Braunfels officials will review the policy of how contrac tors receive a construction license after the county judge stirred the poli cy nest by telling a contractor the city couldnt enforce the I think the citys interpretation of sonic of their requirements leaves a lot to be said Comal County Judge Fred The policy was challenged after the Comal County Commissioners Court awarded a bid to Kcrrville builder Mike Gilbert before he was licensed to work in New Braunfels by the Gilbert is scheduled to construct the Two jailed on drug charges Two Canyon Lake residents remain in the Comal County jail today on charges of possession of drugs and stolen weapons after he sheriffs office executed a search warrant at their residence early Sunday Wendell Ray Maglcy and Kelli of Canyon Ukc Hills were arrested and charged with possession of mctham phctamine under 28 posses sion of marijuana under 2 ounces and theft by including Sheriff Jack served the warrant around and confiscated the drugs and a stolen Both remain in jail bond in lieu of Students in the area are being reminded they have less than a week before school starts by city and school employees who are fixing up the facilities in anticipation of the big crews put the finish ing touches on the street crossing at Magazine and Butcher and its a good time for folks driving through town to begin thinking about watching out for school children who will return to the streets Photo by Deryl Clark Youths escape facility Police investigating weekend chase Battle escalates Officials disagree over suit to control aquifer FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS A battle for control of the Edwards Aquifer is threatening to escalate into a federal court suit over endangered and local officials have diffe rent views about the In a notice filed with the Department of the the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority claims uncontrolled pumping from the Edwards Aquifer will dry up the San Marcos and Comal If that critical habitats of endangered and threatened species could be the river authority The species living in the springs and listed as endangered species are two minnows known as the San Mar cos gambusia and the fountain and the plant species Texas wild The San Marcos which also lives in the is listed as In addition to filing the notice with the Interior the river authority has threatened to file suit in federal court to have the Endangered Species Act I am hopeful the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority will give it very serious consideration before that suit is San Antonio Mayor Lila Cockrell told the San Antonio ExpressNews in its Monday It would have an adverse affect on the including the cities of New See Page 2 Police continue to investigate the escape of three boys who left the New Opportunities and Ways home for troubled youth Sunday stole two vehicles and led Austin and Round Rock officials on a highspeed Theyve been discharged because of the nature of the said facility Administrator Leo Toussant If they had just run away and come back we would have dealt with that on a different But they complicated issues Two juveniles and 17yearold Lee Rivera left the facility after according to room Tous sant It was reported to all the probation he By the time it got reported lo police the information was coming back to us that they had been The three boys stole a 1979 Monte Carlo from the Vista Del Sol Apart ments on Interstate said New Braunfels detective Paul They then drove north on Interstate 35 where they abandoned the vehicle at the Townwood Apartments on Lin da Drive in San Marcos and stole another he They then traveled to An Austin officer attempted to stop them for a traffic violation and the chase Peterson Round Rock police also became involved in the The buys even See Page 2 Victims family files suit in Ethiopia crash HOUSTON AP The family of one of the passengers who died in the Ethiopian plane crash that also claimed the life of Mickey Leland has hired a prominent New York lawyer to sue those responsible for the Jacob a former New York State Court of Appeals said Monday he was hired by George and Irene the parents of New York philanthropist Ivan to sue whoever is determined to be at fault for the deaths of Leland and 14 Were just at the beginning of our and very often you start with little and you find insurance in all kinds of places and you find finan cially responsible people who have some control of the Fuchs berg told The Houston Plans for a lawsuit come just as the remains of the eight Americans on the plane are being returned to the United Tillem and others were killed when the Twin Otter en route to a refugee camp in western crashed into a rugged moun 2 Water conservation City leaders take waitandsee attitude on plan While the Edwards Aquifer has dipped below 621 feet above mean sea the mark set by New Braun fels City Council to establish mandatory city officials are wailing a while before sending the city back into mandatory The aquifers level at the Panther Canyon test well dipped to feet amsl this Were really not changing the policy right City Manager Paul Grohman Were still seeing conservation by the public on the lessrestrictive According to water usage has decreased 30 percent since the conservation program The City of New Braunfels employed mandatory conserva tion measures near the end of but officials lifted some of the mandatory restrictions July Currentlyy the city remains in a state of partial man datory Residents still are asked to water their lawns only between 6 and 10 and 7 and 11 They also cannot let water run onto streets and and restaurants are required not to serve water except upon All industrial water waste is to be Grohman said New Braujifels could go back into mandatory conservation until the end of next He said he does not expect city officials will enforce the mandatory conservation restriction scon because New Braunfels citizens have been conserving water under the lessrestrictive EDMONSON county extension office on West San Antonio According to county and city offi cials Gilbert indicated before bidding the job he might not meet city require ments for a But Clark indi cated to him in a letter the city would See Page 2 Good day Its another partly cloudy and hot day with the high near 100 The low tonight will be a warm 77 Wednesday will be more of the same with a cloudy morning and partly cloudy The high will be around 98 degrees with the over night low at 77 Inside DEAR TV Stammtisch Tickets still arc available for the 27 benefit dance for Nicholas Aquilar who suffers from KlippelTrenaunay Syndrome in his right He has suffered from the disease since he was bom three years When he was the disease only affected his leg and little toe today the disease has grown to his buttocks and oilier toes on his KlippelTrenaunay Syndrome is marked by large varicosities or abnomally swollen Nicho lass leg sometimes swells to the point where he cannot staiui up because of the The benefit dance is scheduled for Sunday from 6 lo ID at the Schumansville Dunce Music will be provided by Diamantes de Tejas and Jam On Productions with Deejay Juan Tickets are prcsale and at the Tickets for daylong drawings arc 50 cents each or three for Drawing prizes include a handmade cassette tape dinner for two at Pals Place and at Adobe and a babys rocking For more contact Sylvia Martinez at Pi ex ceeds from the dance and drawing will go toward the purchase of vascular compression stockings which provide coumerpressurcs to offset the existing pressure imba lance of the vascular walls in Nicholass A reminder to folks trying to call the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation The phone number is 6297275 not 2

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