New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 4, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Schaefer says growth must be managed73?'>3
(editor's note: Here is our second report on the August 13 city elections. Incumbent Gerald Schaefer is being opposed by Betty Ixw Hushing in the race for the newly-created City Council District 2.
By DYANNEFRY Staff writer
Gerald (Jerry) Schaefer thinks New Braunfels has some growth-inanagement problems that will have to be solved in the immediate future. After six years on the City Council, he thinks he has the “working knowledge” to make wise decisions.
‘Your first year is like a training period,” said Schaefer. A council candidate may have some good ideas,
he indicated, but he's found that it takes some time on the hot seat to understand how municipal law works; what can be done and what can’t, and how,
District 2 close-up
Schaefer was first elected in 1977, and has served as mayor pro tem for the past two years He’s lived in New Braunfels all his life, and he’s been on the council long enough to know that some questions have no easy answers
See SCHAEFER, Psf e 14
Rushing says town is at crossroads
Ijke the count'll member she s attempting to unseat, Betty I>ou Hushing is concerned with managing growth in New Braunfels And she has some positive ideas on how to do it.
"New Braunfels is at a turning point right now," said the 60-year-old retired teacher, who is running against Mayor Pro Tem Gerald Sc haefer in District 2. ‘ We can either be a tacky tourist community where the gas is higher, a loaf of bread is higher, and our property values are being driven sky-high Or. we can exert controls and have a slow, steady growth for the benefit of everybody ”
City Counc il has no direct control over the price of bread and motor fuel. But it can certainly decide how to
spend the city ’s money And Hushing thinks those decisions should be made with the underlying assumption that “local folks come first ”
District 2 closeup
I think we must pay attention to the people who have spent their lives here, built the reputation of New Braunfels,” she said Rushing thinks that rn practice, the ordinary citizen too often takes a back seat to the
See RUSHING, Page 14
New Braunfels. Texas
Vol. 92 - No. 154
THURSDAY August 4, 1983 25 cents
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Leave Chad alone,
Russia warns U.S.
N’DJAMENA, Chad (AIG U S. advisers are teaching government soldiers how to destroy attacking Libyan jets with heat-seeking Redeye missiles, but the Soviet Union is warning Washington not to become embroiled in the Chad war The three advisers from Fort Bliss, Texas, and JU shoulder-fired missiles arrived Wednesday to help President Hissenc Habre”s men in the fight with I aby an-backed rebels.
At the same time, two U ,S radar spy planes flew to Egypt ahead of schedule to moiiilot the libyan air force's role in the desert war. Pentagon sources said Tile planes will join diurnal UJs.-Egyptian maneuvers later this week.
Habre claims the Libyans have befit bombing the region around the
northern oasis town of Fay a-lairgeau since his forces retook it from former President Goukouni Oueddei’s insurgents last week libya denies the charge.
The Chadian government does not have an air force and pleaded for antiaircraft weapons to shoot down the attack planes. US. officials in Washington said the advisers would return home in a few days after showing Habre’s men how to shoot the shoulder-fired Redeyes, which track their targets w ith heat sensors.
The Soviet Union plunged into the propaganda exchange after the U S announcement, demanding the Un%d Stales stop supporting Habr-uimJ clan rung I’ S actions rn Chad are “threatening peace and international security.”
France also has lent missiles to help Habre. but refused his pleas for warplanes and troops to battle the insurgents. Chad, a destitute, landlocked former French colony , has been wracked by civil war for 18 years.
Officials and witnesses claim hundreds have been killed and wounded by the Faya-Largeau bombings, bul reporters have been unable to verify the casualty accounts.
Pentagon sources said the Navy carrier Eisenhower remained deployed in the Mediterranean near the Gulf of Sidra despite libyan warnings that its air force would sulk the warship if itfntered the 300-n.ile-wide bodS *of wksurrounded by labya on three sides. IJ by a claims it owns the gulf.
Suspects hurt while fleeing
By PATRICIA YZNAGA KING Wire editor
A 4-ntiie high-speed chase in the Canyon lake area last night landed two teen-agers in McKenna Memorial Hospital.
The chase began about 10:06 p.m., when two Department of Public Safety troopers driving south on EM 2673 spotted a late model vehicle emerging from the entrance of the Woodlands Subdivision iii an erratic
manner. DPS Trooper Hon McCoy said
The vehicle was driven by a youth from San Antonio whose family had a home in the area. McCoy said. The passenger was a girl about 16 years old, he said
McCoy said he and his partner. DPS Trooper Tommy Ratliff, saw the vehicle spinning at the subdivision entrance, and began to follow it. McCoy said his vehicle had all lights and sirens on during the chase.
The youth lost control of his car three times during the chase, McCoy said. McCoy said vehicle was traveling at speeds more than IOO miles per hour The car was traveling so fast “you could just see the sparks fly,” McCoy said. “When we’d pull up, he'd take off again.”’
At one point the y outh lost control of his vehicle. He stopped in the grass off
See CHASE. Page 14
The Good Earth
Five year old Jesse Hinojosa may never have heard ot author Pearl Buck or her most famous book but he certainly mows a kit more about earth as he works in his family s cjaicien at 631 S Santa Clara His mother says he enjoys it
McWilliams transfers son to NBISD, won't run again
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
Children of former Comal ISI) trustee Judy De Ville* and the son of present trustee Carey McWilliams will attend school in New Braunfels Independent School District this fall
The transfers of Mark Alan McWilliams, and Martina and Jennifer DeViUez, were approved by New Braunfels 1SD trustees Tuesday night. Mark and Jennifer will be sophomores, and Martina a junior at New Braunfels High School.
“This isn’t anything negative about CIS!) or Canyon High School,” said Carey McWilliams Wednesday. “The
request was based on a personal thing with my child. It’s our intention to move into NB1SD, where we can have our house and our horses in one place. I wanted to give Mark something permanent. Continuity is important rn high school.
“This isn t the first time I’ve done this,” he added “I transferred Mark out of C1SD to the San Marcos Academy, where he was class president and valedictorian.”
McWilliams’ daughter, Meredith, will enter seventh grade at Canyon Middle School rn August “I think that’s just as important, that it be said I still have a child in OSU,” McWilliams said “And if we do move, I
ilia) have to go to the C1SD board and ask if she can finish out school at Canyon Middle.”
Mrs De Ville*, who was on the CIS!) board until the April 1983 election, said, “I transferred my two girls because I feel NBISD has more flexible scheduling, and ma) have better college preparatory courses CLS!) has these things to a degree, but I think NBISD is more workable ” Transferring his son to NBISI) doesn t mean Mi Williams can’t be on the CIS!) school board, but moving outside the district is a different story “Yes, that's correct To be on the school board, you have ta be a resident of that school listncl."
McWilliams confirmed So if we moved before my term is up in April of 1984, I’d resign ”
McWilliams added tie tuts no in-lentions of running for the CIS!) sc hool board again, even ii he doesn t move into NBISD
Mi Williams isn t the only current school board member with children in school outside CISD Trustee David Boatful said his son will start Bulverde Baptist School rn September Boa trier also has a daughter entering the seventh grade at Bulverde Middle School, and a son who’ll be a freshman at Snulhson Valle) Highschool
TEA report on visit to CISD in limbo
State Couuiiissioner of Education Raymon Bynum apparently has written his report, based on a July 13 fact-finding mission about Comal ISO by two Texas Education Agency officials. But no one — not even CISD Supt Edgar Willhelm - knows what's in that report That report’s contents are also unknown to Victor Krejci, administrative assistant to Bynum “I was one of the two people who came to CISD that day. We compiled one report, and I know what my report said, but I don't know what Mr.
Bynum's report says,” Krejci said "My report was dom1 in-house, and doesn't become public information until Mr Bynum makes his report public.”
Attempts by the Mantid Zettung to contact Bynum have been unsuccessful since Monday. ”I’ve had the same problem, and I work right across the hall from him," Krejci said, adding Mr, Bynum had been extremely busy with textbook hearings and the H. Ross Perot committee, charged by Gov. Mark White to look into the state’s quality of
education A local radio station report said Bynum has given CISD officials about two weeks to respond to the TEA officials' findings “I can see where you’d be concerned about that. If the superintendent doesn’t have a report. he can’t be expected to respond — especially in two weeks,” Krejci said "I haven’t received any communication from the Commissioner — written or otherwise ion TEA* visit),” Willhelm said Thursday. “You’re telling me there’s one is the first Eve heard about any report.”
Krejci wouldn’t reveal specifics of his report, but he did mention its subject “My report was geared to the two board members interrupting the Canyon High School final exam. All the other stuff overlapped, and all ties together,” he said
The incident Krejci referred to involved CISD trustees Carey McWilliams and Karen Rust, and their alleged interruption of an Advanced English 111 final exam on May 27 To class teacher Vicki tang ham, there’s no doubt her exam was interrupted
The two board members have publicly staled the) thought the exam was over, and the) had the school principal's permission to enter the classroom
Canyon principal larry Moehnke has also said he understood the exam was over. However, students in that class wrote a letter to the Mailbag” column of the Her aid Z&tung slating the first thing McWilliams said when he entered the classroom was to apologize for interrupting their test
-DEBBIE Unto alnHencshel touts pay for police
Garden Ridge Mayor Paul Davis has three new men willing to serve on the city’s all-volunteer police force And Councilmember David Hencshel is starting to wonder how long a volunteer force can keep order in the cit)
He aired his feelings before a less-than-enthusiastic Qty Council on Wednesday night
The community right now is halfway in between It s too small to support full-time public servants financially, but loo large for complete reliance on volunteers.” said Bene shei He wasn't referring just to police Since its incorporation in 1972, Garden Ridge has gotten by with volunteer building inspectors, animal wardens and council members Boy Snot* mow tile grass in Ii lr park and trim weeds around street signs However, tunes are changing City Secretary Millie Brown, who resigned last spring, earned a pittance for her part-tune duties And council realized several years ago that citizens' pothole-patching parties" wouldn’t keep the streets together indefinitely; arid started putting major contract jobs in the annual budget Someday. Hencshel said, the city is going lo hav e to face up lo the idea of a full-time paid police force And I feel that right now is the lune we have to do it.” he added lit emphasized that he wasn t criticizing the work of volunteer Chief Walter Pardaen and the daytime
see POLICE. Page 14InsideToday's Weather
It will be cloudy to partly cloudy | today, stay mg partly cloudy tonight i and Friday Probability of ihun | dershowers is 40 percent today, and 26 percent Friday Winds will be I from the southeast at 6-10 mph j through Friday Sunset will be at 8 21 p rn and sunrise Friday will be at 6 63 a rnFreed Hostages
A man who held tiiree persons hostage in a courtroom rn i Imago released them without harm after an eight-hour siege la** enforcement officials there said the man is believed to be a government worker who had been fired Sews Page 3What Future?
The horoscope for Friday. Aug 6 will not be in today’s edition because of space limitations It will
be in Friday’* edition
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