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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 24, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas BESTAVAILABLECOPY Public wants changes in school policies WASHINGTON AP Americans want traditionshattering changes in schools including flexible more parental control and a national curriculum and most are willing to pay higher taxes for a poll shows See Page 5 Gambling Rose out of baseball for life NEW YORK AP Pete baseballs alltime hit leader and holder of 19 majorleague was banned for life today for betting on his own team and other actions that had stained the See Page 8 Researchers see surge in elderly living alone WASHINGTON AP The number of elderly people living alone will surge in the next creating more demand for support services such as New Braunfels 204 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS TX 76006 ZritlllH S 377880 5126259144 one 14 Pages Workin on the railroad fall bond election By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Comal Independent School District board of trustees will consider Monday calling a million bond election in late October for elementary facilities and roofs throughout the When we had the last bond issue in 1985 we told the people then that the issue would carry us for about five said Superintendent Bill then we would have to start looking at something to take us through the next seven years to A fiveyear study of CISDs growth researched by architect Michael McChesney projected a district growth rate of percent with new students by the fall of The requested million will pay for one school for 800 students in the Smithson Valley area 11 additional class rooms in the Garden Ridge area additional classrooms in the Mountain land roof replace ments throughout the district and water Brown We just dont want to get behind like we did he In 1985 more than students were being educated See Page 2 Good day Theres enough moisture in the atmosphere for a few isolated so keep the umbrella handy just in Under partly cloudy the temperature will climb to near 98 degrees The overnight low will be in the mid Friday will be more of the same with a slight chance for showers and a high of 98 Inside DEAR 4 4 89 TV 2 Stammtisch Tonights meeting of Friends for Rivers will feature guest speaker John Specht from the Guadalupe Blanco River who will discuss the GBRAs attempt to declare the Edwards Aqufier an underground stream and what that means to Friends for The meeting starts at in the New Braunfels National Bank at 1000 Walnut in the Herb Schneider Board members are asked to meet at for the annual plan ning session and membership For more call Pres ident Dee Buck at 6297975 or Membership Chairman Betty Walls at A San Antonio rheumatologist will discuss how to overcome our nations numberone crippling dis ease at a special Arthritis Aware ness Seminar tonight from 7 to 9 at Oak Crest Inn at 1310 Interstate 35 The event is co sponsored by the Arthritis Founda tions South Central Texas Chapter and Oak Crest Admission is Francis a rheuma tologist from San will discuss a general overview of different treatments avail able and how you can best man age your A rheumatolo gist is a physician who specializes in the treatment of all forms of We all know someone with said Cindy administrator of Oak Crest But many of us dont know very much about these Thats why myths and misconceptions about arthritis and why many people suffer needless pain The fall meeting of the Federa tion of Texas Mothers Clubs will be Saturday at the Memorial Student Center in Col lege Station at Coffee will be served at Harvey president of the Comal County Mothers will be attending and any one who would like to also attend is asked to call School trustees approve tax hike Property owners in the Marion Independent School District will sec a 3pcrcent increase in taxes in October following Wednesdays budget and tax rate approval by the board of The lax rate will increase 3 cents per property valuation from There no gravy said Marion ISO Superintendent Craig Stockstill of the million adding that its one we can educate our children I dont think there is anything weve left out that will hurt the kidsor keep us from educating Stocksull Slockstill proposed the budget to trustees based on his prediction the district would have 885 students enrolled this school Projections this week indicate the district will see an enrollment just higher than which will make budget amendments necessary to hire more With the tax rate set Stockstill trustees cant change the total dollar amount of the but will have to live within those He said he hopes funding from the state will help make up the Marion ISD consists of three schools and the trustees this year will be looking at the facilities to deter mine longrange goals for the Stockstill New Braunfels Mayor Doug and David Lamon of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of this morning drove golden spikes into the ties on the Landa Park Railroad this morning to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the On hand for the ceremony were other chamber and city engineer Chris to the left of the and David Schoenvogel with his wife has operated the concession since Train rides all day today will cost 25 Photo by Deryl Clark School budgets up statewide Drug traffickers attack politicians Colombia AP Drug traffickers today bombed the headquarters of two political panics and set fire to two politicians homes in declaring war on the gov ernment in retaliation for a crackdown on the narcotics Police said one person was killed in the bombing of the Liberal Party offices in an industrial city that serves as a base for the worlds biggest cocaine Also bombed was the Conservative Party and the weekend retreats of two prominent Gone fishin former finance minister Edgard Gutierrez of the Liberal Party and Conservative Ignacio Velcz police Officials said they also found pow erful bombs in suitcases left at the Medellin offices of two national radio Caracol and Radio Cadena and defused The wave of attacks occurred between midnight and 4 It foN lows an roundup of suspected drug traffickers and suspects in the slaying See Page 2 From staff and wire reports Budgets for Texas public schools have increased by 50 percent since education reform legislation was enacted five years according to the Texas Research League in The league said in a report released last week that a total of billion was approved by school trustees in districts last New Braun fels Independent School District offi cials approved a budget last year totalling up from the 198586 budget of Comal ISDs budget for last year was for In the 198384 school the same school district operated under a million To help pay for the budgets statew school district officials levied loc al taxes tolaling up nearly billion from the amount levied in before House Bill The state provided billion in and the remainder came from school lunch and other federal bond and other The school tax on a typical homestead has increased percent over the past five from to the league Approximately billion was spent on wages and which is equal to per the league Texas has over million students last school NBISD spent million in salaries last year as com pared to the 198586 total of mil C1SD paid its employees a total of million during the last school In the 198384 school CfSD employees were paid As far as the overall budgets arc NBISD officials spent per student last school CISD officials spent approximately that same The average salary for teachers in 198788 was or 27 percent higher than the average See Page 2 Agents seize million in drugs EL PASO AP Two smugglers dropped nearly 400 pounds of cocaine and fled across the Rio Grande as Border Patrol agents chased them on the outskirts of this border Wednesdays worth is the largest for cocaine in El Paso this year and one official said its size may indicate an increase in drug traffic from where govern ment officials are trying to shut down several large drug Twelve million dollars worth real ly puts the whammy on somewhere down the said Doug spokesman for the El Paso sector of the Border Border Patrol agents on a routine patrol about 1 noticed the sus pects crossing the river with several large duffel When the suspects were they dropped the s See Page 2 Researcher outlines plan to save aquifer Comal County residents have known for a long time that Landa Lake has some pretty neat fish in it and now the folks from Sea World have figured it Gary curator of fish at Sea World 2 Charles a New Braunfels resident and cura Comal County Legal Secretaries Association will sponsor a seminar tor of fish for the San Antonio and Frank Cantu of Sea World spent their morning fishing around in the lake to find fish that are native to Texas to stock restored aquariums in the remodeled Majestic The ater in San Photo by Deryl Clark A former New Braunfels resident has a plan to save the Edwards Aquif but according to Mayor Doug Miller the plan will require the coop eration of all people who depend on the aquifer for David director of the Silver Creek Research outlined his threepronged plan last week in a meeting with Mayor New Braunfels Utilities General Manager Robert Sohn and NBU Board Presi dent Gene He said he developed the plan during years of independent research because he was concerned about the preservation of the Comal Theres nothing in this for I just want to keep this out here beauti he pointing to the Comal River below his The total average annual recharge to the Edwards Aquifer is about The average annual discharge from the Coma and San Marcos springs is over This leaves a net of only acrefeet for pumpage for municipal and irrigation San Antonio alone uses about acrefeet each and when this is added to the irrigation and other mun icipal the aquifer is being depleted at a rate much higher than the Dye wrote in a letter to the New Braunfels Dyes figures are based upon research performed in the 1970s and early The amount of water the City of San Antonio pumps out of the Edwards Aquifer is probably diffe he Dye said the City of San Antonio maintains high water pressure in its distribution He cited a report on the San Antonio distribution sys tem which indicated the pressure var ied between 43 and 112 pounds per square Dye said the pressure should be between 30 and 50 pounds per square Dyes solution to this problem is water pressure regulators which con trol pressure and can reduce usage by 30 Thais what the professionals Another part of the reasearchers Page 2
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