New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 1, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
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There is a winter storm warning in effect for Comal County with very cold temperatures today and tonight. A 70 percent chance of snow has been issued for this afternoon, dropping to SO percent tonight with a possible ac* commulation of one to three inches. The high today could reach the mid 20s with temperatures dropping to 10-15 degrees tonight. Winds will be from the north at 15-20 mph today, decreasing to 10-15 mph tonight.
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20 Pages—2 SectionsCounty still waiting for winter stormComal ISD schools shut down
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
The sleet and snow expected Thursday night arrived by midmorning to the Bulverde area, forcing Comal ISD schools into an early dismissal situation today.
Shortly before ll a.m., Harvey Pape, CISD transportation manager, said sleet had been reported at Bulverde Elementary and Middle schools and at Smithson Valley High School.
“We also have reports of sleeting in San Antonio too, so we’ve decided to get the kids home before road conditions become too hazardous,” Pape said.
The early dismissal doesn’t apply to all CISD students, though. Pape said if parents will not be at home to let children inside or supervise the younger ones, those students will remain on campus until parents can retrieve them.
As of presstime today, New Braunfels ISD had not closed its campuses. Supt. Charles BradberrySee weather, Page 10A These figures on the Main Plaza fountain were a little down in the mouth, thanks to two icicles
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State braces for more snow
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
A winter storm aimed its biggest punch at Texas today after sending a light mixture of sleet, snow and freezing drizzle overnight that glazed the state's highways with a dangerous layer of ice.
The National Weather Service said up to 7 inches of snow could fall in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, beginning this afternoon.
Wichita Falls, which got 8 inches of snow on Thursday, including 3 inches in the six hours before midnight, was expecting another 2 to 4 inches today. Drifts as high as 18 inches were causing problems on city streets.
Another 6 inches of snow was predicted for the Panhandle, where almost that much fell Wednesday night and Thursday.
Virtually all of Texas was under a winter storm warning or watch for today, including the lower Rio Grande Valley and the resort beach areas all the way up to Galveston and beyond where snow is rare. Brownsville, the state’s southern-
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Looking for work
Jobless rate hits 7.4 percent in post-Christmas slump
WASHINGTON 1AP1 - Civilian unemployment rose to 7.4 percent in January as the ranks of the jobless grew by 300,000, the government said today. Many of those were laid-off Christmas workers who failed to find new jobs.
The number of Americans holding jobs rose about 120,000 to a record 100.4 million, but the total of the unemployed grew to 8 5 million, the I^ibor Department said.
Department analyst Deborah Klein said that more seasonally employed
women laid off after the Christmas season decided to look for new jobs last month than had been the case in recent years, pushing the rate up
In addition, she said, the January survey was done unusually early in the .second week of the month meaning that the recently laid-off could have given up the search later in the month, in which case they would not be counted among the unemployed.
There was widespread stability among other worker groups. Jobless
rates stayed the same as in December for adult men, teen-agers, black. Hispanics arid black teenagers.
These were the January figures: Adult men, 6.3 percent, no change from December
Adult women, 6,8 percent, up from 6.4 percent.
Teen-agers. 18 f» percent, unchanged
Whites. 6 4 percent, up from 6 2 percent.
Blacks, 14.9 percent, no change
Hispanics, 10 6 percent, no
Among black teen-agers, the group with the highest unemployment, the jobless rate of 42 I percent was also
In January, the report said, the most significant jobs gains were in the retail trade, service and construction industries
The overall jobless rate has been moving in a narrow range from 7.1 lucent to 7 5 percent since last May.
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District 27-3A basketball race Thursday night, as they beat Floresville 66-38 and all the other games were cancelled. Sports, Page 7A.
Administrative officers and the regent chairman at the University of Texas have joined U. Gov. Bill Hobby in supporting a college tuition increase that also may win the backing of Gov. Mark White.See Page 6A
Board gives deadline to airport developer
Smithson Valley’s girts picked lip ground on the field in the
By DANA STELL Staff writer
A businessman who wants to lease land at the airport has 60 days to show how and when he plans to develop it, the New Braunfels
Municipal Airport Board decided Thursday night.
The Federal Aviation Ad
ministration informed the Airport Advisory Board it needs a development plan for that much land, explained Assistant City
Manager Hector Tamayo.
FAA wants lessee l^arry Hamlet to Justify the need for the IO acres he wants, show a reasonable development plan, and be required to use the area within a specified time period, said airport board member Glenn Crow.
When negotiating Ids lease, Hamlet said he wanted to provide all the services of a full fixed-base-operator,
such as sales and service of new aircraft, maintenance, modification, and fuel sales. He also proposed building hangars to sell.
Also Thursday night, the airport board decided on five projects to present to the FAA and Texas Aeronautics Commission for possible grant money.
“They asked us to send a letter to see what kind of improvements we would like and when they apply for money, they can include us,” said Tamayo, adding that the airport board should learn in October how much money the New Braunfels
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New lines due?
County may form panel to adjust workloads
County commissioners are considering redrawing precinct boundaries to balance workloads of the different justices of the peace and constables.
In an informal discussion after Thursday’s commissioners court, the idea of appointing a realignment committee came up and will be on the next regular agenda of the commissioners court
Each commissioner wilt put up the name of one person from his precinct to be on the committee, and the committee will have the job of examining the justices of the peace records for Hie past two years.
The committee will be looking at the increase in the number of cases in each precinct over the past two years, population figures, and where the most ad
By ULLIAN THOMAS Staff writer
They won’t be pole vaulting or running 1,500 meters, but nine New Braunfels High Schools students will participate in a decathlon Saturday in San Antonio.
The events are academic, not , But there are still IO of just tike the Olympic And they require training, - and sacrifice, coaches will travel with the
NBHS team set for decathlon
nine students to San Antonio, where the New Braunfels High team will compete against 20 other schools for the first time in the academic decathlon, the first time the school has participated.
For the past three weeks the students have been studying after school a thick syllabus the size (rf the complete San Antonio phonebook to prepare for the ten events.
The event, only in its second year, may turn out to be a new form of spectator sport, Uke “The College
Bowl,” because one of the events allows an audience: the Super Quiz.
The Super Quiz will be held 3:20 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at Blossom Athletic Center in San Antonio. The contestants as their turn comes up will be seated at tables down on the floor. The rest of their team and other observers will be in the stands.
“The challenge of this competition is the breadth of knowledge it requires. The contests, besides the
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vantageous boundaries could be* drawn.
County Judge Fred Clark suggested that the boundary between precinct I and precinct 2 ought to bt* redrawn so that precinct 2 included the new county jail Then the justice of the peace office could be moved to the jail site, but be in a separate building.
The jail is under construction at the corner of West San Antonio Street and Water I,ane. It is scheduled to be completed in March.
“We have nine acres out there (at the new jail site) and it would be an advantage to have a justice of the peace located right there to arraign people being charged. Also the DPS office is dose by and they bring in quite a few
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An academic decathlon tests a broad range of knowledge and subject areas, and members of the New Braunfels High team try to prepare themselves At the blackboard, Mike Orr and Mike Fuqua work on a math problem. At right, Jillian Cox tries out her speech on coach Don Schmalzreid. At left, O B. Renfro practices his interviewing techniques, while Mark McWilliams studies economics in the foreground. The competition is Saturday.
LESLIE KRIEWALDT, HERALD ZIITUNG