New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 29, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
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Needing their space
NBISD central office jam-packed—Hendricks
falling apart, Hendricks said.
The superintendent is hoping, however, that voters will remedy the situation at the polls Tuesday. That’s when NBISD’s $8.85 million bond issue election will be held. Construction of a new administrative office is one of three propositions on the ballot.
Propositions one and two, amounting to $6.5 million and $2 million respectively, call for construction of a new elementary school and renovations to current campuses and air-conditioning all schools.
Proposition three — construction of a new administrative office — takes up a smaller portion of the bond package.
Officials have allowed $350,000 to either build a new administrative office or renovate the old high school at 430 West Mill Street into an office. This amounts to
approximately 3.9 percent of the package.
If proposition three passes, the school board faces two alternatives. It will have to decide either to tear down the current administrative office and build a new 5,500 square-foot office on the same site or remodel the old high school across the street.
“Architects tell us that it will take about the same amount of money” since quite a bit of work will have to be done to the old high school, Hendricks said.
If school trustees decide on the old high school, the space where the current administrative office sits will be turned into a parking lot, Hendricks said.
But if the board decides to tear down the old offices, the front portion of the
See BONDS, Page 12A
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“It’s a disgrace.”
That is how Supt. O.E. Hendricks feels about the current administrative office for the New Braunfels Independent School District.
“Most people don’t realize that when a person comes into New Braunfels and wants to enroll (their children) in school...this office is one of the first places they come.”
“They see this office and say ‘heck if the rest of the schools are like this I’m not so sure I want my children coming here,” Hendricks noted.
The main problem with the current 2,000 staff photo by John s*n*r square foot office is that it’s just too small.Files are stored in the showers at Academy Street gym next door in addition, however, the building is also
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Reagan to stump for Tower tonight
HOUSTON (AP) — President Reagan and a constellation or two of Republican stars gather here tonight to honor Sen. John Tower at a fund-raising dinner designed to add about a million dollars to the Texas senator's campaign war chest.
Reagan is scheduled to arrive at Hobby Airport aboard Air Force One in the afternoon, make one brief appearance at a drug rehabilitation center and then retire to his downtown hotel to await the start of the 8 p.m. dinner About 3,000 Texas GOP members will pay $200 to $1 .OOO a plate to dine on roast beef with the president and ll senators, including Tower, in the cavernous Albert Thomas Convention Center.
Ticket sales for the darner have been brisk and Tower’s press secretary, Linda Hill, promised "The hall will be filled ”
It is the second fund-raiser this year for Tower, a leading Republican figure in Texas since his first election to the Senate in 1960. A dinner in Dallas earlier this year raised about $1.2 million.
Texas Republicans, stung by their loss of the governor's mansion in elections last November, are rallying around Tower. Some GOF leaders predict the former Midwestern University college professor may face a campaign next year as tough as the 1978 race that Tower won by a bare one percent of the vote
Tower will face his 1978 opponent — New Braunfelser Bob Krueger — in the ‘84 campaign, should Krueger win the Democratic primary. Krueger has not officially announced his candidacy, but has made no secret of his desire to run again.
George W. Strake Jr., a Houston oilman who becomes the state GOF chairman on Saturday, said the senate race will be long and expensive.
“We (the Republicans) are going to have to pull together to win," he said
Reagan's trip to Texas is to help boost that effort.
Republican Senate Majority leader Howard Baker of Tennessee is leading a delegation of U S. Senate collegues to the dinner
Utilities computer gets ravesBy DEBBIE DaLOACH Staff writer
Trustees were oohed and aahed" by a brief display of the Utilities' computer capabilities, and okayed bid authorizations for more equipment Thursday
The purchase of a “state of the art” computer hardware-software system was approved last October. The equipment was purchased from Data General, a company involved in the space shuttle
program, with headquarters in Connecticut.
Administrative Services Manager Earl Taylor engineered a display of the computer’s talent Thursday, showing three different ways to analyze the same information. The topic was meter order statistics from 1973 to 1982 The computer illustrated the data through a print-out, a graph of boxes, and then a plotted-line graph, at Taylor’s conunand.
Then Barry Allyson, Management Information
See UTILITIES, Page 12ASavage case has respiteHunger strike continues; hearing not due soon
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
The sea of protest has calmed somewhat in New Braunfels over a 10-year probated sentence for William Dale Savage, in the involuntary manslaughter of Ruben Sauceda Sr. last fall. Or has it?
Three Comal County Jail inmates — Juan Lopez, Margarito Maldonado and Gilbert Gonzales, remain on a hunger strike, which started April 15. For two weeks now, they have existed on a diet of coffee, tea, orange juice, soft drinks and water.
"Nope, they’re still not eating," Jailer Walt Sumner said Friday. “I don't see much change iii them, except that Margarito has lost about 10-15 pounds.”
Attorneys for The Commitee of Justice for All, a group organized to support the hunger strikers, have not filed a motion to ask for a special prosecutor to examine the remaining three indictments against Savage. Sauceda’s pregnant wife and their two small children were also killed in the Oct. 30 traffic accident.
“No, they were supposed to file the motion yesterday, I heard, but as of this morning, there’s still no motion,” Court Administrator Martin Allen said Friday. District Attorney Bill Schroeder opened the door earlier this week, for the Attorney General's Office to take a look at the Savage case, if Judge Robert Pfeuffer agreed to appoint a special prosecutor.
Pfeuffer stated he would not make a ruling until he had a motion to rule on, and would do so in the form of a hearing and not behind closed doers. Allen said it could be the middle of May before Pfeuffer’s schedule lets up enough for a special hearing.
See SAVAGE, Page 12A
Staff photo by Cindy Richaidson
Sign in hand, Armando Mesa listens to Thursday's rally
Eureste calls Millsap a 'Nazi'
SAN ANTONIO (API — A state district judge has acquitted a man accused of assaulting City Councilman Bernardo Eureste, leading the councilman to label the judge a “big, old fat politician’’ and the district attorney a “Nazi.”
Eureste was mugged by three men early Feb. 18 while sitting in a car in a San Antonio park with a young female aide.
He was stabbed and ran for help, while the aide was sexually assaulted.
Eureste immediately charged the highly publicized mugging was perpetrated by a cadre of paid assassins sent by the San Antonio police department. He never backed up the claim.
The councilman held on to his seat earlier this month after being forced into a runoff election.
State District Judge James Barlow ruled Wednesday that Edward Valdez, 20, was not guilty of attacking Eureste.
After District Attorney Sam Millsap said the charges against two other defendants may be dropped, Eureste accused Millsap of running a “little Nazi fiefdom” that discriminates against Mexican-Americans.
Attorneys for both sides had agreed to waive a jury trial and let Barlow decide.
The judge was highly critical of the state’s case after rendering his verdict.
"As far as I’m concerned,” Barlow said, "there was a serious question about the credibility of all the people involved in this case.”
The defense called no witnesses.
Valdez had been charged with aggravated assault, and Barlow questioned whether the charge was accurate.
"The facts show clearly Councilman Eureste grabbed the knife,” the judge said.
The female aide told prosecutors she would refuse to testify at any trials, forcing Millsap to drop sexual assault charges.
Eureste called Barlow “a big, old fat politician” and claimed former district attorney Bill White made Barlow “go out to get me because I worked to oust White and some of his good old boy friends.”
He accused Millsap, who succeeded White, of purposely blowing the car *.
“Someone asked me earlier if I think Millsap if a Democrat or a Republican,” the councilman said. “I said he is a Nazi.”
NBISD tax base— doing more with less
You often hear of students’ achievements and accomplishments made within the New Braunfels Independent School District.
“But one thing you don’t read about is how poor New Braunfels (ISD) is,” Supt. O.E. Hendricks said at an earlier breakfast meeting of NBISD patrons.
“We know for sure from our test scores that in area with a 50-mile radius New Braunfels ranks in the top three in test scores,” he added. “And we do it on less money than anybody else.”
Of the three surrounding school districts — Comal, Seguin and San Marcos — NBISD is the poorest with a total tax base (after exemptions) of $435 million.
The enrollment of the school districts compared by Hendricks “are all within (the same range of) each other,” he said.
Comal ISD has the biggest tax base with a value of $785 million. Seguin ISD has a base of $460 million and San Marcos ISD is valued at $498 million,
See TAX BASE, Page 12A
bond election. All three writers
Comal County skies will be partly
today are urging passage. Mailbag, Page 4A.
cloudy by mid-afternoon, with winds
out of the south at approximately 15
miles per hour, diminishing to near
IO mph tonight. Saturday will be
partly cloudy and warm. Expect
night and morning cloudiness
through Tuesday, with some early
morning drizzle but no serious rain,
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and partly cloudy afternoons. Sunset
today will be at 8:06 p.m., and
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sunrise Saturday at 6:50 a.m.
As election day gets closer, we’re
getting more letters on the NBISD