Wednesday, February 3, 1993

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 3, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels Herald 2627 YAH DELL DR EL TX 7 9 9 03 Wednesday 1993 Serving Comal Home of Mary Powell 54 Dal Jack Davis A second chance NBISD eyes pay increases By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeitung If the New Braunfels Independent School District adopts the re commendations made at last nights board district employees could get a pay raise amounting to up to officials I make an overall comparison of what you pay to the said Dane Atkinson of the Texas Association of School For some of these you tend to pay a little below So not only do you have some jobs that were not properly butyou also pay According to adjusting salaries could cost the district to make them comparable to those in neighboring A report presented by Atkinson revealed that administrative and professional positions in the district are being compensated basically at the same rates as others in comparable districts in the same the clerical and technical staff is being paid slightly below employees in other districts as are the manual and trade Atkinson said he surveyed about 50 percent of district personnel and then analyzed the data gathered and classified all jobs according to the skills the effort the responsibility assumed and sometimes the working The jobs were then compared to the same jobs in other districts to develop the salary ranges for each Salaries of district employees were then compared within the job classifications to determine whether each employee was within the appropriate salary I think its fairly surprising that you all are able to even hire anybody as an Atkinson Superintendent Charles Bradberry will be presenting the findingsto paraprofessionals in the district at each school The board will consider the recommendations when they address the budget this Murder conviction remanded By GARY CARROLL HoraldZoltung Jack Warren sentenced to life in prison for the November 1989 strangulation death of Kathie will get a new trial following the reversal and remanding of the Comal County Courts decision by an Austin appeals The Third Court of Appeals cited improper search warrants issued for taking blood samples and prosecutorial misconduct as the key reasons for reversing the According to Ray Taylor of San special prosecutor for the new the appeals court deemed the search warrants in the original case unclear and The search warrant affidavit did not have enough detail on Taylor The appeals court reasoned that suspicion that Davis was a murder suspect did not Court orders new trial in teachers slaying establish probable cause necessary for the issuance of a search warrant to obtain blood samples from the The decision by the appeals court stated The affidavit in this case does not establish probable cause to issue a search warrant The affidavit itself does not even state that the evidence to be searched for and seized is the defendants An additional reason for the reversing of the lower courts decision involved allegations of prosecutorial misconduct by District Attorney Bill Reimer during the Reimer was accused by the headed by Wade Arledge of New of intimidating a Carolyn then manager of the apartment complex where the murder took The defense stated that intimidation may have caused Toth to change her testimony and perjure As a result of the allegations the defense petitioned for a mistrial on the basis of prosecutorial The request was denied by Judge Robert According to court Toth reported to Reimers office to discuss a conflict in her The records indicated that blood and saliva samples were found on the the defendants Defense argued that the blood got there when a Balonis sister hugged Davis following the discovery of Kathie Balonis The defense said that Karen Balonis got blood on her while administering CPR to her sister When she hugged blood and saliva were transferred to the back of his clothing according to the explains the blood on his witnesses supporting the prosecutions case testified that Davis hugged but Balonis did not return the Balonis herself denied having blood on her hands and tesified that she did not return his did not touch him and could not have gotten any of her sisters blood or saliva on him even if any had been on her Toth supported the defense and said during proceedings that she in see the witness and Davis mutually after speaking with Reimer she changed her testimony an action the defense said was a result of Reimer intimidating Reimer said that following Toths See 2A CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK seventh and eighth grade students tossed eggs out of secondstory windows at Peter and Paul school yesterday trying to find a way to keep them from The egg drop was part of an afternoon of mind jogger events planned to celebrate Catholic School The students designed containers that they could throw out the windows hard enough to fly over some awnings yet protect the raw egg The younger kindergarten and first grade were asked to make something out of a bag of paperclips and other assorted Items made Included spacemen and The second and third grade students were asked to make a a group of or an action group like Batman and Robin out of the four fingers on one They all had to use the same materials yarn and construction Fourth and fifth grade boys were asked to design wings for Delta Dart gliders that would make their planes fly the The girls were challenged to keep a helium balloon anchored but remove as many of the Items used to weigh It down as Photos and story by John Huseth and Rose Marie panel OKs permit for clinic Council to hear recommendation By GARY CARROLL HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Planning and Zoning Commission heard discussion Tuesday on a special permit for a new veterinary before agreeing to recommend an amended permit to the city The board had a public hearing regarding the approval of a recommendation to the City Council that would allow for a special use permit for the construction of a veterinary Sammy Knippa requested a special use permit to construct a veterinary clinic and a ministorage facility within the confines of an area zoned located at the corner of Castlewood and Loop Veterinary clinics are classified under the C3 zoning therefore special consideration was Esther owner of the land adjacent to Knippas opposed the special use The in which the ministorage was to butted property upon which Seidel has She expressed her concerns to the commission claiming that the ministorage units would attract crime that could affect her Seidel said the nature of the people coming and going at all hours and the lighting of the facility would bother her Seidel also was concerned about possibility of the future of the vet building being renovated by a future owner to allow for outside storage of Knippa assured her that he had no intentions of outside animal and did not believe the possibility Chairman John Lovett proposed the See 2A Parks board looks at changing fee structure By GARY CARROLL HeraldZeltung The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board last week discussed the possible of reformatting a fee structure charged to river outfitters who use Cypress Bend Park as a pick up Board member Carl Fox discussed his concerns with the condition of the road due to heavy use by the He suggested a fonnat in which each outfitter would be charged a fee based on the number of tubers picked up in Cypress Bend The board also suggested a per vehicle charge or just a flat fee but agreed that the issue needed to be carefully looked into to arrive at a system tfiat was fair to everyone More or less we want to give it more said board Vice Chairwoman Allene We want to wait until we can include all the outfitters in our Wofford said the possibility of a fee decrease is not being but the possibility of a fee increase is a distinct The fee charged to outfitters is a flat which this year would provide the city with with which to make repairs to the road in Cypress Bend Park an amount Parks and Recreation Director David 2A Index Stammtisch DEAR WATER Best wishes The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung sends Birthday wishes to Mary Juan Russell Ouadalupe Floretina Michael Margarita Julie Pat Maria Cordova and Brian Belated birthday greetings go to Nicole Anniversary wishes go to Dorothy and Jimmy Dlttllnger Memorial Library The Dittlinger Memorial Library will be closed 1520 for Project Staff members and volunteers will be barcoding books plus records and The bookdrop will be available for use during this Sweetheart Ball is the last day to buy tickets to the New Braunfels Newcomers Clubs Sweetheart Ball at the Senior Citisen Center Included will be a dinner at 6 and dancing from 7 to 10 Tickets are and can be purchased at the center or China N This is a fund raiser for ihe Newcomers MidTexas Symphony Ball The New Braunfels Guild of the Mid Texas Symphony will sponsor the 1993 Mid Texas Symphony Ball and Debutante Presentation from 7 to midnight at the New Braunfels Civic The Debutante Prescntouon begins at 8 Tickets are per person and are available from Comal Flower First The Retreat Rhoads Interiors and Free parenting classes In conjunction with the Comal County Emergency Childrens Family Outreach will be offering free parenting classes for parents of young children and Early childhood classes will be held on Saturday mornings beginning and Teenage classes began Tuesday eveningbeginning For more call 6201299 or Continued on 38 For Home Delivery in New Braunfels and Comal County Call 6259144