New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 2, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
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TXC/SD pushes bond issue back two weeks
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
Comal ISD trustees didn’t call off the district’s proposed $17 million bond issue Monday night, but they did push the election date back two weeks.
If the tentative May ll date had been kept, the board would have had to call the election next Monday night. That action must also include specific dollar amounts and how the bond issue package will be put to the
But Monday night, trustee Karen Rust said, “I have a problem with whether we’re ready for this. I can see it on those faces out there, including mine.”
That’s when Supt. Bill Brown said he would recommend the date be pushed back to May 25. “That means you’ll have to call the election on April 22, and if you’re not ready, then it has to be put off until October,” Brown said.
Monday night’s meeting boasted
the largest attendance since the board began holding bond workshops last February. So far, the issue is up to $17 million, and would include building a new Smithson Valley High School and converting the present SVHS into a middle school for students currently attending grades 6-8 at Mountain Valley and Bulverde campuses.
Bulverde Middle School would then convert to an elementary campus for grades 3, 4 and 5, and the present Bulverde Elementary campus would
become Bulverde Primary for kindergarten through second grade.
But the fate of Canyon Middle School in the proposed bond issue is still up in the air. The board has discussed several concepts, including extensive renovation estimated at $1.4 million, or building a new campus close enough to the old one to use some of the old facility like the band hall and the cafeteria.
Another concept under consideration is to sell the 25 acres of school district property between
CMS and the Central Administration Office, or just the 8.5 acres the present CMS building now occupies, and build a new middle school campus on less-expensive land.
However, Brown said the only way the district could come out ahead by building a new facility and not renovating the old one is if the whole 25 acres were sold.
Board President Leroy Goodson said, “I’m hesitant to dispose of school properties. Sure, it’s gone up in value, but if we take $3.5 million
and build a new school, the old one might just sit there.
“There’s a middle school off Loop 410 that’s for sale right now. It’s empty and ifs been available for years,” he added.
So Goodson asked Mike Mc-Chesney, the district’s architect, if renovation “by piecemeal” is possible at the present CMS campus.
“It’s feasible to do everything and still conduct classes there,” Mc-
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RALAC endorses Simpson, Moore
Candidates for the District 3 and 4 spots on City Council got a chance to air their views and field questions Monday night at a town meeting.
The Rivers and Lakes Action Council, which sponsored the forum, endorsed Yale Simpson in district 3 and Rolf Moore in district 4.
RALAC, formed in 1978, consists of four members and two alternates of each of the five river groups, including Lake Dunlap Property Owners Association, Coalition of Rivers Environment Protectors, Gruene River Property Owners, Guadalupe Valley and River Association, and Gruene Area River Coalition.
Following the forum Monday,
“RAIAC members made a decision on whom to endorse,” said City Council member Betty Ixw Rushing, who also is a charter member of RAIAC.
Rushing said members of RAIAC, which comprised most of the audience Monday night, stayed after the forum and decided on their endorsements “based on the comments they made. We invited people to come and listen and that helped the group decide.”
During the forum, candidates were given the opportunity to make a short presentation, then were asked questions by the audience.
See RALAC, Page 1$
'Operation Nice' yields 17 arrests
Rock-throwing, beer-drinking youths can expect more crackdowns like the one at Canyon Lake’s Comal Park last Sunday which netted 17 arrests and 144 citations.
A Selection Enforcement Task Force made up of about 50 officers spent much of Sunday afternoon issuing citations, mostly for alcohol-related offenses. The majority of arrests were for public intoxication and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
“We’ve been working on this for some time now, because the young people up there were getting out of hand,” Sheriff Walter Fellers said. “We called it Operation Nice,’ because we weren’t going out there to
kick their fannies. We went out there to be nice, as long as they were nice, too.”
The task force was organized to counter repeat incidents (rf young people throwing rocks at sheriff deputies, and letting the air out of the tires on their patrol cars.
Fellers said some young people even tried to set Sgt. Ed Mullins’ car on fire last year.
“They brought it on themselves, and we went to Comal Park first, because ifs the worst one for the younger set. They just seem to like that one the best,” he added.
As many as 10,000 youths have
See ARRESTS, Page 2
'No play'rule back to panel
AUSTIN (AP) - The Senate Education Committee approved 9-0 today a proposal to send the controversial no-pass, no-play eligibility rule back to the State Board of Education for a solution.
Efforts to limit any suspension from athletics or extracurricular activity on a week-to-week check of grades failed by a 7-2 vote.
A final vote on the entire bill, which “fine tunes" the major school reform bill passed last summer, will be taken later by the committee before being sent to the Senate for debate.
“The board has never really looked at this from the students’ viewpoint and what is best for the students,” said Sen. Carl Parker, D-Port Arthur, conunittee chairman and a leader in efforts to change the rule.
“The board had to work with the boundaries the legislature gave them.”
Under the school reform bill passed last summer, the Legislature said the board should make rules preventing students from taking part in extracurricular activities if they were not making passing grades.
The board decreed any student not making a passing grade of 70 in any one subject would be suspended from play or practice in any sport or extracurricular activity for six weeks.
Parents and school officials complained to legislators that star athletes on winning teams were suspended, bands were unable to play concerts and students missed
See NO-PLAY, Page 16
The Conns are charged with possession of methamphetamine over 28 grams. They were first sent to Comal County Jail and later transferred to Guadalupe County. Bond was set at $250,000 each.
The raids are the result of a two-month investigation by the methamphetamine task force of the US Drug Enforcement Agency, Department of Public Safety narcotics division, and the San Antonio Police Department. New Braunfels police, along with authorities in Bexar and Guadalupe counties also assisted in the raids.
DPS Sgt. George Ellington, narcotics division supervisor, said that on March 28 officers also searched a mini-warehouse on FM 725, where they found a one-pound bag of finished methamphetamine ispeed!, and three ounces of cocaine.
Also found were about 80 pounds of a chemical necessary in rnanufacuring speed I worth about $8,0001, four guns, $2,500 in cash, blank birth certificates, drivers license applications and blank payroll checks.
Already the previous day, officers had arrested Jason Lee Tieague, 27, John McDermid, 32. and Kathleen Jo Day, 28, all of San Antonio, at a residence there.
The three were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. Bond for McDermid and Tieague was set at $500,000 each, while bond for Day was set at $50,000.
Tieague and McDermid both had two handguns, Ellington said, addn g
See DRUGS, Page 2
be at 6:50 p.m. and sunrise will be at 6:18 a.m.
NBISD District I
Voters in NBISD District I have a race all their own Saturday. To see if you get to vote in it, check
the map on Page
NBISD District 1
Aguinaldo fNayo) Zamora, owner of Cactus Wrecking Service and part owner of BZ Sail Bonds, is a candidate for the District I position on New Braunfels ISO board of
Zamora, a graduate of La Joya High School and Draughon $ Business College in San Antonio, has been a resident of New Braunfels since 1951.
A concerned parent, he was part of a number of lawsuits that ended segregation in New Braunfels schools and businesses as well as opening up the school district to minority candidates tor the school board with the single member district plan in effect since 1983
He and his wife Christina have four children all of whom have graduated from New Braunfels schools except his youngest
See ZAMORA, Page 16
DERYLCLARK HERALD ZEITUNG
Comal River 262 cfs (down Bl
Canyon inflow 534 cfs (down 1431
Canyon Oam outflow 850 cfs (down 16)
Edwards Aquifer .... 624 96 (down 03) Canyon Lake level 904 09 (down 17)
Today’s forecast is for sunny and warm weather with fair and mild temperatures at night. Today should reach the low-80s and drop to the low-50s tonight. Winds will change from the northwest to the southeast and stay around IO miles per hour. Monday’s high was 77 and this morning’s low was 42. Sunset will
By DANA STELL Staff writer
Two New Braunfels residents remain in Guadalupe County Jail today after being arrested during a series of raids reportedly connected to a multi-million-dollar drug operation.
The raids began March 27 in San Antonio and ended two days later in New Braunfels with the arrests of Jimmy Jack Conn, 49, and Denise Dorothy Conn, 30, of New Braunfels, and three San Antonio residents.
Authorities expect more arrests to be made.
Larry Brumbelow. candidate for New Braunfels iSD’s District I board of trustee position, works as vice president of the New Braunfels office of San Antonio Savings
Raised in New Braunfels and a graduate of New Braunfels High School, he received a college educator) before going into the banking business Brumbelow has 17 years of banking experience He and his wife Jem have two children, a 13 year old and a IO year old who attend NBISD schools
Easter weeekend is the traditional beginning of the summer season at Landa Park, and parks department employees like Luis Gonzales, shown installing a sign, were sprucing up the
park in preparation. Workers put up signs, cleaned picnic tables and repainted curbs Monday to get things ready for this weekend.
Brumbelow wants to contribute his financial expertise to help the district continue its record of excellence.
“We need to have some accurate long-range planning done as to what that growth is going to be and prepare for
See BRUMBE1X)W, Page 16