New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 14, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas
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ANOTHER CHRISTMAS, ANOTHER SKI CARCheer Fund
Four more contributors — including an anonymous donor who contributed both cash and canned goods — came into the Cheer Fund Thursday.
Robert and Gail Riedel Sr. contributed $25, while Neil and Betty Allen brought canned goods. One anonymous donor contributed $10, while a second gave $5 and some canned goods to boot.
That brings us to $3,790.05, which doesn’t include donated food.
We’re heading into the home stretch on our fund drive, so we encourage you to bring in your contribution within the next week. You can make your tax-deductible contribution to our fund by bringing a check or non-perishable food items by the Herald Ze/runy offices, 186 S. Casted. Or you can mail your check to Cheer Fund, P.O. Drawer 361, New Braunfels, TX., 78131.
If you have a food donation, we can arrange to pick it up. Just contact Circulation Manager Don
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Avery at 625-9144.
Again we appreciate your contributions, and so will the 200 families we hope to feed this < ’hristinas. We’ve come a long wax toward that goal, but we still have a ways to go, and we need your help
Fund drive for old school exceeds goal by $15,000
By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer
The fund drive to restore the exterior of the old Mill Street high school building went over the top today, as the total stood at $75,000 at press time this morning.
‘‘We are still gathering pledges and money, and everything that goes over the $60,000 goal will be put in a perpetual fund to maintain the exterior,’’ Superintendent Charles Bradberry said.
A victory celebration was to be held at noon today in front of the old school at 430 W. Mill.
The fund drive started a month ago when the NBISD school board had to choose between renovating the old high school to use as administrative offices for the school
district or build a new building.
Voters had approved a bond issue that included $350,000 for a 5,500-square-foot new administration building. Though the board liked the idea of restoring the old structure, and the money plus interest would renovate the interior space at a cheaper cost per square foot, the exterior work came to about $60,000 over the budgeted amount.
School board trustees decided on the fund drive, headed by H E. Knox, to allow the patrons of the school to speak out on whether they wanted the building restored.
“If the board had any doubts about what the residents of New Braunfels wanted, I think they have them answered. A lot of this came in small donations, $5 and $10 donations,” Bradberry said.
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SV, Canyon advance
Canyon’s girls and Smithson Valley’s boys advanced in tournament play on Thursday, while . the four other teams were defeated. Sports. Page 8A
New state budget has deep cuts,
$160 million surplus
AUSTIN i AF i Texas House and Senate leaders have prepared a $25 7 billion state spending bill for the 1985 legislature that can he (overed In expected revenue, plus a $160 million cushion.
A major issue of the 69th legislature meeting Jan 8 will be whether to hold spending to available revenue or consider new or revised taxes
Altogether, the legislative Budget Board cut requests for 1986-87 mimes from state agencies and institutions to $768 million below 1985 spending
Comptroller Bob Bullock warned earlier that spending cuts had to be made, or new revenues found, because of the faltering oil and ga> economy, which provides much of Texas’ tax inone.s.
Gov. Mark White will send the Legislature his budget recommendations in mid-January. then the Senate and House will hold public hearings and each write a spending bill. The final version of 1986-87 ex penditures likely will be written bs a 10-meinber conference committee, made up largely of those who produced the LHB bill
“I think with these dramatic reduction in our revenues, the board is trying to form the priorities the best they c an to meet the needs of our state,” White said Thursday after the I .BB final session.
The LHB recommendations did nothing about demands of state employees for a pay raise.
“Such a proposal is totally unfair and unjust to the 183,(MMI dedicated state employees across Texas,’ coiiiplafned Gary Hughes, executive director of the Texas Public Employees Association. “The THEA vows a major fight in the upcoming
session to see that these workers get what thee deserve.”
Much of the final budget-writing session was spent on the LHB staffs recommendations futile Texas Department of Corrections which is under federal court orders to improve overcrowding and other living conditions On the motion of House Speaker (lib Lewis, the board voted 9-1 to ignore its staff recommendations arui those from TI H\ and i eeoimnended a total of $*>60 9 million, well below the LHB staff recommendation of $697 I million and TIM’ s request for $824.2 million.
“This just gets a framework into the legislature where we can think this matter out.” Lewis, D-Fort Worth, said after a long discussion over spending $40 million for 538 psychiatrists and aides who would treat 5 percent of the prison population
lewis made his motion atter the board voted not to go along with a compromise effort by by I t Gov Bill Hobby that the request for new psychiatric' services In* reduced $9.5 million and the difference given to mental health community centers under the Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation LHB staffers said the 5 percent figure was the result of an agreements between attorneys for prisoners who won a federal court suit for prison reforms and TIX' attorneys.
Rep Bill Hollowed, IMI rand
Saline, said the agreement should be appealed to the ITS Supreme court.
Hobby earlier questioned the need for adding 306 new workers to the
See BUDGET, Page 12A
Schroeder has stroke
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) William Schroeder survived a partially paralyzing stroke, his second setback since he became the world’s second recipient of a permanent artificial heart, but motion in his weakened right side improved overnight, his doc tor said today The stroke, which froze Sc'hroeder’s arm in midair as he was eating, came just hours after he received a Social Security check that was hand-delivered by two officials Thursday , as a result of his complaints to President Reagan in a telephone conversation the day before.
But Schroeder began recovering quickly, and he is even better still* today, Dr Allan M. I rinsing, chairman and medical director of Humana Heart Institute, said this morning The patient had improved steadily since 8 p.m. Thursday, two hours after the stroke, lansing said.
Tests indicated there was no permanent damage in Schroeder’s right leg. although the arm motion is still not normal,” lansing said Schroeder, 52. was in serious but stable condition today, his 19th day
Schroeder, 52, was in serious but stable condition today, his 19th day with the artificial heart. His blood pressure and other vital signs were normal.
with the artificial heart His blood pressure and other vital signs were normal.
Schroeder had a restful night, and he "did moan, attempt some garbled speech during the night,” nurses reported. Lansing said There was ".spontaneous movement of both the arni and leg” overnight, I^insing added
At 6 p.m. Thursday. during dinner, Schroeder’s w ife. Margaret, realized that something was desperately wrong with her normally talkative husband, officials said He suffered a
See HEART. Page 12A
Holding some flint darts found in the excavation, Herman Smith monitors sewer line work
Holes found in sewer lines
Several holes were found in sewer lines in I,anda Park this week. but the city will continue testing with smoke and dye to determine other possible sources of sewage leakage into Lauda I .ake and the Comal River An archaeologist, here al Hie direction of the state historical commission, monitored the excavation of the sewer lines Wednesday aa;I bur ! y Dr Herman Smith ot Kingsville found handfuls of flint chips, along with several dart points and arrowheads left intact Smith said the original laying of one of the concrete sewer lines in luanda Park “went right through what he thinks could be a campsite,” said Court Thieleman, assistant to the city manager
See SEWER. Page 12A
Vosika out of coma
Officers who saved his life honored
By DANA STELL Staff writer
Burglary suspect arrested in bizarre Bulverde Hills case
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
A burglary suspect who reportedly offered a homeowner money after allegedly being caught in the act was arrested by Comal County Sheriff’s Investigator Kermit Kroesche Thursday.
Ted Thomas, 35, of 524 Twin Oaks was charged with burglary of a habitation, and later released on $10,000 bond set by Peace Justice Harold Krueger.
Kroesche said Thomas was one of three suspects involved in the Wednesday burglary of a Bulverde
Hills Estates residence. Positive identification of Thomas in a photo lineup by the homeowner secured an arrest warrant from Krueger Thursday, and Thomas turned himself in at the Sheriff’s Office later that afternoon with his attorney present.
Additional information on Thomas revealed he had also been indicted earlier in the week for burglary by a Grand Jury in Silsbee, Tex.
Kroesche said the burglary suspects were caught still inside the home when the homeowner returned from work Wednesday. “She confronted them, and made them carry
two television sets they already had on the truck back into the house.
“Thomas is reportedly the one w ho opened up his wallet and offered to pay for the damage done to the front door — in exchange for not calling the law," he added. “She told him she didn’t want his money, and called us with complete descriptions of all three suspects, the vehicle and even a license plate number.”
Kroesche said there were another man and a woman involved in the house burglary. “We have good ID’s on those suspects. We should have something solid on them in the next couple of days,” he added.
Two-year-old Ryan Vosika is slowly recovering this week alter coming out of a coma he went into
He was moved from the intensive care unit of Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antonio Monday into the intermediate care unit of the hospital * He came out of it gradually," said the boy's grandmother. Shirley Wise ‘ He just started opening his eyes.” Wise said the Ryan’s emergence from the coma began late last week Ryan fell into the Guadalupe River on Nov. 24 while he was at his grandmother’s house off Texas 46 South
Patrolman Martin Mayer and Sgt David Wilson were performing CPR when the New Braunfels EMS arrived. Thursday, the two New Braunfels policemen received official commendation from the department for their work in saving
the boy's life.
Paramedics took over the lifesaving efforts on the way to McKenna Memorial Hospital. Paramedic Randy Tomasini said
See VOSIKA, Page 12A