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Kerrville Daily Times (Newspaper) - April 06, 1990, Kerrville, Texas Absentee voting la fumes vol 82 no 6 Kerrville Texas 20 pages 25 cents Friday april 6 1990 Ingram Tom Moore athletes expect to rack up a Tot of Points at the Warrior relays on saturday a preview of the relays is on Page 1b in Brief Center picked for project College station a a Texas research Center has been selected to work with the United nations in studying disasters worldwide University officials said the Hazard reduction and recovery centers first task for the disaster Relief coordinator will be to examine the feasibility of developing a database of Hazard related in formation collected worldwide unemployment rate Falls during March Washington a the nations unemployment rate fell to percent last month though the Economy created Only jobs the lowest gain in four years the government said today the nations manufacturing slump continued with a loss of factory jobs in March the labor department said in releasing the unemployment re port the first comprehensive look at economic activity for the month senator unhappy with census administration Washington a sen Lloyd Bentsen says prob lems with the 1990 census across South Texas threaten the integrity of the count Bentsen said Gross mailing errors threaten the participation of households in South Texas and called the problem beyond the another problem is a shortage of Spanish language forms he said Index Ann Bible verse mind in you Artuch was oho in Christ Cool 2a thursdays High 76 overnight Low 43 overnight rainfall 10 inches county gets new costs on juvenile Center contractor proposes in improvements to bring detention facility into compliance by Eric Zarate times staff writer Kerr county commissioners court thursday received a preliminary proposal on the juvenile detention Center upgrade but this morn ing Kerrville fire marshal Keith Spenrath stressed More improve ments Are necessary the Jdc located on the third floor of the Kerr county court House currently remains open under a variance granted by Kerrville improvements needed at the Jdc says Spenrath include installation of better fire resistant doors in the Stair Well leading to the facility More insulation of wiring and pipes within the stairwell and tire alarms on the first and second floors of the stairwell thursday contractor architect Chip Henderson gave commission ers a preliminary remodelling prop Osal that would Cost the county hendersons proposal docs not in clude a fire alarm Spenrath said the first two floors must have the fire alarms hendersons written proposal which he did at no charge to the county specifies that fire alarms Are not included Henderson Spenrath and City Engineer Joe Maceiras toured the Stair Well and Jdc last week based upon City recommendations Henderson drafted the proposal he said the county did not ask him to include fire alarms in the Preli Minary proposal county judge Danny Edwards concurred with Henderson saying that the county is pursuing the fire alarm needs on its own county commissioners have been haggling Over the Jdc Issue since last fall when Spenrath warned them of the required safety upgrade a variance was granted in chlorine leak sends residents scurrying a chlorine Gas leak thursday in the 2000 Block of Lime Creek Road caused the evacuation of an elderly couple and some anxious moments for a maintenance Man who was checking the is Pound tank Kerrville firemen answered a Call at thursday from Randy Bass who dropped the leaking Chlor Ine Gas tank into a swimming Pool at 2019 Lime Creek re Kerrville police sealed off the area until there were no injuries reported from the incident but the smell of chlorine was noticeable within about 100 Yards from the Pool Bass who works for Tucker Gas was sealing off three of the tanks before they were to be hauled away when he removed the Cou pling from the final tank it could not be closed and sealed so Bass dropped it in the Pool the tank was Frozen wide Bass said i dropped it in the Pool and Bass was doing precautionary Pool maintenance at the House owned by Joe and dec Marino they were not Home at the time of the incident neighbors Edwin and Marion Davis 2021 Lime Creek left their Home after Bass warned them what had happened Edwin Davis said he and his wife Are in their 70s he came to the door and he was coughing bad and smelled like or Davis said 1 took him seriously and we went out for firefighters wearing oxygen masks and suits taped at the wrists Ankles and Waist retrieved the tank from the Pool after sealing the tank it was taken it to a Remote location West of Kerrville and allowed to completely dissipate said fire marshal Keith Spenrath times photo by Ken Schmidt securing the leaking chlorine tank Darrell Beakley left and Rudy Rusk Troy House sues Ingram school District District judge denies injunction by Cliff Newell times sports editor Kerrville a District court judge has declined to Grant an in Junction that would allow Ingram Tom Moore standout Troy House to participate in track the petition for the injunction was filed by june House troys Mother and attorney George c bums of san Antonio after a school disciplinary committee suspended House from athletics after the 18yearold was picked up on a minor in Possession of alcohol charge in site March in a hearing thursday in 198th District court judge Charles Sher Rill ruled that All procedures of a peal within the Ingram Independent school District must be made before any judicial action could be taken on the matter the petition charged that the 30day suspension Given to House on March 29 violated the uses own code of conduct because it was not done by an unanimous vote the petition further complained that the suspension would seriously harm houses Chance for an athletic scholarship since it would prevent the House family sought judicial Relief to override a school disciplinary committees sus pension of House from athletics after the 18yearold was cited for a minor in Possession of alcohol charge in late March him from competing in the District regional and state track meets the judge expressed concern about potential damage to House and recommended an immediate meet ing of the Board of school trustees to resolve the Issue until then i decline to Sherrill said i doubt i have any jurisdiction in this matter because the Board of trustees has not acted upon this did superintendent Carol Moffett quickly acted upon the judges recommendation announcing after the hearing that the Ingram school Board would meet in special session at 6 monday she noted that the houses first request for a Board hearing came about 5 thursday Moffett said she was very pleased by the courts decision it strength ens us in our fight against drug and alcohol use by she said in his argument before the judge bums constantly stressed that House had been suspended in violation of the uses co curricular code of conduct which states that a decision to sus Pend a student by a faculty commit tee must be unanimous what we want is for the school District to follow its own Burns said nowhere does it say that the superintendent can override the vote and submit her own judg ment for the committee in the faculty committee meeting on the matter there was originally a 52 vote to suspend House for being Given an mip citation in Leakey on March 23 a second vote taken la Ter was 51 with one abstention in favor of suspension Moffet testified thursday hat prior to the second vote she was consulted by Ingram Tom Moore principal buddy Collins who expressed regret that the vote to sus Pend House was not unanimous we were Verv uncomfortable continued on Page 2a times file photo Troy House denied Tivy hotel struggles to stay open viable owners seek historical designation by Michael Bowlin times staff writer one of the cites oldest buildings will officially be designated Ker Villes first historic Structure next week by the Kerrville City Council but that designation came Only after the buildings owners went Sev eral rounds with the City building inspectors the 93yearold Tivy hotel at 305 Tivy Street owned by Raymond and Rene Sherman was almost shut Down by the City in february shortly after mrs Sherman opened her anti ques store in the ground floor of the two Story Frame Structure its definitely been a Sherman said the couple bought the building in 1989 and after expensive renova Tion they obtained s variance from the City i building department to open an Antiques store she said she had complied with All but three of the requirements in stalling smoke alarms and fire extinguishers and changing the inside doors when she opened her anti ques store to the Public feb 14 1989 otherwise Sherman sealed All holes in the existing ceiling Between floors removed doors in the sales area and provide free Access through exit ways change the direction of the swing of the entry doors to the building and replace a door Between the rear apartment and storage area to a fir rated Assembly less than a week after she opened in february Sherman got a visit from City building inspector Bob Johnson he said because 1 haunt yet complied with All of the require menu of the variance 1 was going u have to bring in my open continued on Page 2a january but improvements Are still needed last month after learning of Esti mates in the com missioners began to consider closing the Jdc and contracting with me Dina county As an alternative Edwards is hopeful the commissioners new stance is not just re election rhetoric in hoping there very sincere and genuine in their efforts to keep the Center Edwards said Sukman owner of the 93year old Ivy hotel has twisted with City officials Over building c Les Kerrville omitted from state promotion from staff a reports Austin the Hill coun try has been included in new tourism project being touted by Texas Leaden but Kenville int included at pan of the Hitt country stale officials Are calling the project announced thursday an Opportunity to lure visitors to the state for an appreciation of its history four regions the Hafl country Galveston Bay be paso and the Cotton area near Brya College chosen As part of a National Pilot program to prom ote tourism and historic preservation but our very own heart of the Hills int included in the million Dollar according to a Texas depart ment of Commerce pc Niue is not included in the heritage tour heartland spokesman Bob Branson said i assume its because of the distance from lbs country which is the the Hertl docs in clude such Hill country Townsl As Fredericksburg and Mamie Falls the project b aimed at merging history with the travel Industry and is designed help cities and towns develop cultural Baodu stoical joining him was Texas Fiat lady Rita Camm who said the National Trust for historic preservation had the state As the lop choke among states seeking to take part to the program the selection is a very very exciting one for Texas tourism and for the cause of historic preservation in our mrs Clements said to visualize the effective Ness of a program like this we need look no further than san Antonio Home of the she said i Hope mat the four tourism Sites program Are the my including Lions and downtown District lbs heartland a he country area that includes Pav Ericksburg Luckenbach Stonewall Johnson City Marble palls dripping Springs via Beliey Bla poo b Johnson National historic Park the Galveston Bay rat Ion including Galveston is land Texas City dear Lake City port Bolivar and Crystal Beach and the Cotton Industry it in of Brenham Brya College station Hearse Carvert Lyons dint Box round top Adafe Navas Loa Faye evil chop Pell Hill and Washington the four winning regions will receive training an tech Nical support in historic prefer of attracting new Uriate

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