New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 2, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Day cares observe Week of Young Child
April is a time to focus on young children, especially on Texas children. The National Association for the Education of Young Children has designated April 2-8 as the Week of the Young Child.
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NB boys start quick, win Unicorn Relays
New Braunfels’ boys track and field team got a quick start out of the gate Saturday morning and cruised to a victory at the Unicom Relays. Canyon’s boys team finished second while New Braunfels’ girls team placed third. See Page 14A
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Woman dies after accident
A New Braunfels woman died from internal bleeding at McKenna Memorial Hospital Saturday afternoon after being in an automobile accident at the intersection of Seguin Street and Interstate 35 access road.
Maribell Miller, 74,182 Oklahoma Ave., died of internal bleeding and broken ribs more than two hours after being transported to the New Braunfels hospital by ambulance.
Her injuries did not appear serious at the scene, said New Braunfels
police officer Robert Par chm an, who added that her condition worsened when she went in for X-rays.
“I went home ... they then called and said the woman had died,” he said.
The accident occurred when Mrs. Miller’s husband Laurie Miller, 76, traveling north on Seguin Street, attempted to turn onto the access road, Parchman said.
Mr. Miller failed to yield the right of way to Norma Lynn Murphey, 33,
420 U.S. 81 E., who was traveling south on Seguin Street.
Murphy’s 1961 Falcon station wagon struck Miller’s 1983 Chevrolet at the car’s front passenger door where Mrs. Miller was sitting.
Upon impact, the Millers’ vehicle bounced into a station wagon stopped for the light on the access road waiting to turn left. The vehicle occupied by three Latin males left the scene, Parchman said.
Ten Emergency Medical Techni
cians, two ambulances, one rescue truck, and one fire truck responded to the accident.
The jaws of life tool was used to rescue Mrs. Miller from the vehicle because the door jammed.
After police learned Mrs. Miller, died they went back to the intersection to reenact the wreck with police cars to get more details of the accident.
Parchman said Mrs. Miller, who
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The sixth annual Gruene 10,000 Run kicked off Saturday morning in
front of Gruene Hall, with runners from across the nation competing. Austin’s Keith Dowland won the race in a time of 32 minutes and 20 seconds. Cathy Smith, of Irvine, Cal., was the fastest female runner with her time of 35:59. The benefit run raised money for the Friends For Rivers organization. For more details, see Page 15A. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
NB parks department named one of the best
Because it does such a good job with the little money it is given, New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department has been named one of the best in the state by the Texas Recreation and Parks Society.
TRAPS’ Administrative Manage
ment Award recognizes innovation in administrative, management or supervisory actions which have responded to problems; improved service; increased employee morale; aided
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MCorp sues feds; Files for protection
DALLAS (AP) — MCorp, stripped of 20 of its 25 banks earlier in the week, said it sued two government agencies Friday on grounds that regulators caused die bank holding company $70 million in damages when they closed the banks and handed them over to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
MCorp also said it had filed a motion in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York seeking to have a Chapter 7, or forced, bankuptcy petition filed against it changed to a Chapter ll, or voluntary, action that would protect the company from creditors while it undergoes reorganization.
The company said it will seek to have the action moved from New York to Houston, where it also filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy petitions Friday for two non-banking subsidiaries — MCorp Financial Inc. and MCorp Management.
MCorp said its five remaining banks were not involved in the bankruptcy proceedings. The five rcmain-
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Zither and yon
Hanz Mangold, 84; above left, entertained the luncheon crowds on the Kotylo deck during the American Cancer Society's Tour of Homes Saturday. Mangold, originally from Munich, married Ella Hoffmann from New Braunfels in 1930 and they were in the upholstery business in San Antonio for many years. His Zither is more than IOO years old ana was handed down to him by his father. Above right, tour visitors leave the Sullivan home to head for another of the six homes on the fundraising tour. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
CISD candidates readying campaigns
Four candidates make up the slate running for two at-large positions on the Comal Independent School District board of trustees. Each trustee will serve a three-year term.
Candidates for the posts, in the order they w ill appear on the May 6 ballot, arc Martin Allen, Carter Casteel, Dan Mitchell and William S. ‘‘Bill” Smith.
Allen, district court administrator in Comal County, is a resident of the Oak Grove subdivision on FM 306. The 44-ycar-old candidate is the father of three CISD students
— Mare, 16; Jason, 13; and Marci, 9. He has been a resident of the school district for eight years.
Casteel is the sole incumbent seeking election to the school board. She currently serves as president on the board and is a local attorney and former classroom teacher at Canyon High School. Casteel is the mother of Cheryl, a CHS gradmite, and Barron, a senior at CHS. She is a
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After a cloudy morning, skies are expected to turn partly cloudy. The high today should reach 85. Winds will be out of the southeast at 15 to 20 miles per hour. The low tonight will be near 62. Skies will be fair Monday and the high will again be 85. The low
Monday night will be
in the low-
Most Americans are back on daylight-saving time. The switch occurred at 2 a.m. this morning with the shift of clocks one hour forward, except in the handful of stales which have exempted themselves from taking part.
Daylight time remains in effect until Oct. 29....
The rubber ducks were dumped into the Comal River at noon Saturday and it didn’t take long for three contestants to make their ‘owners’ Ochers. Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer and Parks Aquatics Supervisor Marcus Tonish pulled the first ducks out of the race and declared Brenda Ritzen the $500 winner. Second-place’s $250 prize egg was won by Jeanette Buchanan’s duck and third-place floating fowl won Mrs. Ronald Welsch $1 OO. The Rubber Ducky Race benefitted the Comal County Women’s Center, which offers a safe haven for abused and battered women and their children, along with a 24-hour crisis hotline. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
Hie New Braunfels Branch of the American Association of Uni-versty Women will meet Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the NBNB building. Linda Tyler, volunteer literacy coordinator, will speak on literacy programs in Comal County. There is a great need for volunteers in the literacy program. The public is welcome to the meeting....
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Trustees will discuss growth, staff needs
By DAVID BUILTA Staff Writer
Officials of Comal Independent School District will look at projected growth and staffing needs and financing to meet those needs in an informal workshop Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the central administration building.
CISD Superintendent Bill Brown said he and Dr. Aden Ticken, the district’s director of personnel, have met with committees to discuss financial
aspects of growth projections. ‘‘We have a way to project growth for the future,” Brown said.
If the mandated 22-to-one student ratio is changed to 24-to-one, CISD may not have to hire many additional staff members. Legislation has been introduced to make the change in the Texas Education Agency policy; however, no further action has been taken.
“We figure that we’re going to have
add approximately two leachers in the hill country due to the growth in Bulverde Primary School and possibly one or two teachers at Bulverde Elementary School,” Brown said.
Trustees will also receive an update of where bond funds and interest money are.
Brown said the district staff has visited every prinicpal at every school lo discuss what items may be needed in See CISD, Page 2A
For the fifth year, the Texas Chapter of the National Corvette Restoration Society conducted a meet here Saturday. Corvettes built between 1953 and 1972 arrived from three states to show off their special looks. All ‘Vettes in the show must be all original
in original condition or must be original restorations. Many of the cars even had the original equipment tires, including some with the red-walls offered in the 1960s. (Photo by Deryl Clark)