New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 23, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
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OK's tax hike
Comal River......... 208 cfs (down 14)
J-. Canyon inflow........133cfs (down 5)
Water Canyon outflow ........241 cfs (same)
Watch Edwards Aquifer 623.64 (down .05)
Canyon Lake level .... 908.44 (down .04)
Babe Ruth All-Stars
place fourth in nation
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bid, an AP
analysis. Page 4A
New Braunfels. Texas
Vol. 94-No. 167
August 23,1985 25 Cents 24 Pages—2 Sections
Was Meyer, from left, Keith Hoegenauer and Xavier Larralde work on accident victim Isabel Garcia at South Casten and Nacogdoches.
Howard Ackermann, right, Domingo Gomez and Jesse Navarro, background, at scene of accident at U.S. 81 and Rhine Terrace
send four to hospital
By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer
Three* accidents sent four people to the hospital Thursday afternoon.
In an accident at U.S. 81 and Rhine Terrace, Elisa Lyles, 21, of 1103 Rivercrest received facial injuries. She was transferred to Brackenridge Hospital in Austin.
Tamatha Holden, 18, of Rt. 2 Box 707 was transferred to Methodist Hospital for observation with a head injury', a McKenna Memorial Hospital spokesman said.
Holden, driving eastbound on U.S. 81, was attempting a left turn when the accident occurred.
Holden was ticketed for failure to yield the right-of-way, ac
cording to the New Braunfels Police report.
A three-car accident at Casten Avenue and Nacogdoches Street sent Isabel Garcia, 17, of 228 S. Peach to McKenna Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released.
A car driven by William Silvey, 42, of Austin was traveling south on Casten and Garcia was traveling east on Nacogdoches when the collision occurred reports said. Silvey was cited for failure to yield right-of-way.
Garcia’s car was pushed into another vehicle driven by Kenneth Baker, 56, of 561 Beverly Lane. Baker had stopped at the stop sign on Castell.
Also a dump truck roUed over
on Loop 337, sending the driver Kenneth Chips to McKenna Memorial Hospital He was treated and released.
New Braunfels EMS responded to all of three accidents, transporting the victims to McKenna Memorial Hospital
Owners of a house in Moorwood Ranch near Sattler discovered their mobile home had been burglarized for $9,000 worth of electronic equipment. Sheriff Deputy Johnny Gray said.
The burglary happened sometime between Tuesday night
See ACCIDENTS, Page 12ACounty nixes using mileage funds for salaries
By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer
Constable Fidel Tame/ asked again for a $40u transfer from the
By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer As of last weekend, Comal County reserve deputies have been ordered not to work any private dance halls or saloons until further notice from the sheriff "I have pulled them off working any private duty until we have this thing worked out,” Sheriff Walter Fellers said. “And I don’t know whether we can or not.”
These instructions were part of a memorandum sent by County Attorney Bill Reuner. He had gatheredInsideToday's Weather
Another sunny and hot day is forecast for today and Saturday with temperatures expected to reach the upper 30s or IOO. Temperatures should drop to the mid 70s overnight. Thursday’s high was 98; this morning’s low was 74. Sunset will be at 8:02 p.m. and sunrise will be at 7:04 a.m.Big question
Whether or not to plant winter pastures arui what to plant are
deputy 's mileage to the deputy's salary budget. But the answer was
In Thursday’s Comal County Commissioners Court, Com-
these from a recent civil seminar he attended which went into situations where counties were exposed to lawsuit.
Attorney general opinions all the way back to 1939 had claimed that a law enforcement officer in uniform and badge could not work for a private tavern or dance hall and have the officer enforce house rules.
‘if he is working for the county and only enforcing state laws and not any house rules, then he is paid by the county to do that, and its illegal to pay him twice for the same job,”
questions area farmers and ranchers need to address now. See Page 2B
missioner Lorenzo "Yankee" Camarillo made the motion to approve the transfer Commissioner Monroe Wetz seconded it "just to hear the
The Reserve Officer’s Association could organize their own private security service, the county attorney said, but they then could not wear the badge and uniform.
The current contracts with U.S Army Corps of Engineers for law enforcement coverage in the parks fits all of the criteria that Reimer laid out. as does the deputy hired to patrol River Road.
"If a deputy is to take on extra employment, any pay should be through county offices and not
discussion,” but voted against it. County Judge Fred Clark was absent from the meeting, and Wetz presided.
"We have already budgeted the
directly from private sources,” Reimer wrote in the memorandum "Any orders or directions should be from the sheriff and not a private employer.”
"I have told my officers when they go to work these dance halls not to be enforcing house rules, like dress codes and such, but only keeping the peace,” Fellers said. “The problem for the dance hall owners and the officers is if they can’t wear uniform or badge, then they are a private
See MOONLIGHTING, Page 12A
money,” Camarillo said. "I see nothing wrong with letting him move the money over. We let others do the same thing.”
A month ago, commissioners approved $1,500 for more gasoline and oil for Tamez’ patrol car. $100 more for his contingency fund and $100 more for stationery and supplies. Commissioners, including Camarillo, had opposed that transfer of funds because money was still left in the deputy salary budget.
Since then, the deputy has used up the money budgeted for salary, as Tamez predicted. The deputy is paid $7.50 per hour to patrol River Road from Easter to Labor Day. The remaining $400 will pay for two more weekends including Labor Day weekend.
"His deputy started well after the beginning of the year and has already used up the year’s salary allotment,” George said. "He
I Tamez > is suppose to managing his deputy’s time so that it will last, and here’s he's already used it up.”
Wetz, Evans and George decided that this was increasing Tamez’s deputy's salary and that all the constables would come in and ask for it too.
"Part of the problem, as I see it, is that Mr. Tamez is working under the budget made by his predecessor,” Camarillo said. “He is doing more, but it takes more to do that job. ”
Law enforcement needs were less last summer because fewer tourists were on River Road. But George said the peak hours were the same no matter what the traffic. So the amount of time the deputy would be used would not change from last year.
In other business, commissioners approved change orders for the jail
See COUNTY, Page 12A
Schertz-Cibolo ISD okays tax rate increase
By SARAH DUKE Staff writer
SCHERTZ - The Schertz-Ciboto-Universal City Independent School District board of trustees approved a $10.6 million budget and a 3-cent increase in the tax rate at a •pedal meeting Thursday.
The budget is an increase of 5.5 percent or about $500,000 more than last year’s budget. In addition, there is a increase in local funds. The increased local share, school officials said, is the reason
for the tax increase from $1.08 to $1.11 per $100 evaluation.
‘‘The principal reason for the increase in local funds,” said Hal Baldwin, business manager, “is a drop in state funds.”
The increase in local funds for the budget is 22 percent.
The school district will receive $385,000 less from the state this year for a number of reasons, officials said.
The school district rates low in most of the areas that cause the state to provide funding to school
Those areas include the number of children receiving free or reduced lunches and the number of special education children. These students are considered to receive compensatory education.
The state average for compensatory education students ii 35 percent while the school district has only 20 percent of IU students receiving compensatory education.
Another factor influencing the amount of state funding a school
district receives is the salary paid to teachers. The Schertz school district does not pay its teachers more than the state average salary. The state gives extra funds to school districts that pay higher than the average salary.
“About three weeks ago we got a letter from the state education commission notifying us of the reduction in the state hinds,” Baldwin said. “I guess the state feels like we ought to be aide to do
See SCHERTZ, Page UA
Reserve deputies can't moonlight