New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 26, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas
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Schoenthal Road dangers worry county, constable
Texas Tech 62, Baylor 51 Texas A&M 72, Texas 57 SMU 73, TCU 65
By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer
A six-mile stretch of a Comal County road provides one of the quickest — and potentially most dangerous — routes for area residents, said a constable who would like to see that change.
A stretch of Schoenthal Road between FM1863 and FM 3009 has been the subject of much discussion between Comal commissioners, Precinct 2 Constable Kermit Vetter, and citizens.
Area commuters who travel to San Antonio jobs have found the route quicker than other options. “In the morning and the evening, there’s quite a bit (of traffic),” Vetter said.
Precinct 3 Commissioner Charles “Tart” Mund agreed. “It saves gas for people over on that side of the county.” He estimated drivers save 3-4 miles in taking this route.
The road’s traffic also picks up on spring and summer weekends when people go to Canyon Lake, Vetter said.
However, the constable believes the road has its share of dangers, especially to students riding a. Comal ISD bus.
He said excessive speeds and a blind hill at the stop at Montanio Drive endanger children riding the school bus, as well as the occupants of the oncoming car.
Vetter said the bus loads children on Montanio Drive and then crosses Schoenthal Road after stopping at the drive’s stop sign.
The bus picks up children on the opposite side of the road in the morning, while in the afternoon, the students walk across the road to go home.
“The school bus driver can’t see over this hill,”
See schoenthal, Page 12A Speeding cars using Schoenthal Road as a shortcut worry Kermit Vetter
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Lloyd Doggett Bob Krueger
Krueger, Doggett fait to get MAD backing
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - U.S. Senate candidates Bob Krueger and Lloyd Doggett both claimed victory Saturday after the influential Mexican-American Democrats of Texas failed to agree on which of them to endorse.
Krueger fell 237 votes short of getting two-thirds necessary for an endorsement from the 7,829-member organization, leading Doggett to claim victory.
Krueger based his claim on the vote totals. He picked up 4,983 votes to Doggett’s 2,073.
The third Democrat in the race, U.S. Rep. Kent Hance of Lubbock, received no votes, even though he joined Doggett and Krueger in courting the group Saturday.
Walter Mondale easily won the endorsement in the Democratic presidential race, getting 6,114 votes. Jesse Jackson was a distant second with 475 votes.
Only about 600 people actually attended the MAD convention Saturday, but they were allowed to vote for the members of their various local MAD chapters who were not there.
The backing of MAD and the
Texas AFL-CIO are generally considered the two key endorsements in winning the Democratic nomination.
“The percentage he (a candidate) gets here tends to be indicative of the kind of percentage he will get in the Hispanic community in the May primary,” said Willie Valesquez, executive director of the nonpartisan Southwest Voter Registration and Education Project.
Doggett, a state senator from Austin, said the MAD vote means that “no one has a lock on the Mexican-American vote. “Bob (Krueger) is desperate to win an endorsement and he is still batting zero,” he said.
But Krueger, who had been a strong favorite to win the endorsement, denied that his Hispanic support was soft
MAD, which has been tom by a bitter internal leadership struggle in recent months, did reach a two-thirds agreement in other races, endorsing John Hill for chirt justice of the Texas Supreme Court and incumbent C.L Ray for Place 2 on that court
Mideast cease-fire ends in barrage of shells
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — President Amin Gemayel's administration appealed Saturday for speedy U.N. intervention as the first full Marine combat unit withdrew from Lebanon and a day-old truce collapsed in a hail of shellfire State-run Beirut radio and privately owned stations said U.S. Navy warships opened fire Saturday night at artillery positions in the Syrian-controlled central mountains.
The ships fired for about 20 minutes, the radios said. U.S. officials and Marine spokesmen in Lebanon could not be reached for <xKiuiM*f!t, and a Pentagon spokesman in Washington said he could not confirm the reports.
State radio said Gemayel’s office had asked Saudi Arabia and Syria to help arrange a new start for the truce, which reduced fighting for only a few hours.
The reports of U.S naval shelling came after Lebanese army troops in the strategic mountain
town of Souk-el-Gharb suffered a heavy barrage of artillery and rocket fire from Druse gunners in the nearby town of Aley. Mountain battles the previous night killed at least 20 people and wounded 39, police said.
During the day, the Druse insurgents lobbed shells and rockets into east Beirut's Christian neighborhood of Ashrafieh, police said.
The army battled Moslem militiamen across the mid-city “green line" dividing Beirut into Moslem west and Christian east. They traded fire with tank t annona and rocket-propelled grenades.
Fuad Turk, undersecretary in the Lebanese Foreign Ministry. called in the ambassadors of the United States, the Soviet Union. Britain, Frame and China — tihe five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council.
A ministry statement said Tork explained lebanon* position on the French draft resolution to
Parks fee, annexation on City Council agenda
A controversial Prince Solms parking-fee ordinance is up for second reading at Monday night s City Council meeting, and council will take a first vote on the raising of garbage-coliection fees Council will meet rn closed session at 7 p.m., to discuss legal and personnel matters, and will reconvene in open session at 7:30, or aa soon thereafter as possible The meeting will be held at City Hall.
The first two things on the regular agenda are public hearings on the strip annexations of Krueger Lane and FM 1863. City Council completed those annexations late last year, but declared them invalid when members learned they had not followed the proper hearing procedure. Monday's hearings will be the first of two required on each piece of property The Prince Solms ordinance, which will authorize the Parks and Recreation Department to charge a $2 parking fee for each car entering Lebscher Circle, passed the first reading on a 4-2 vote, after some heated argument. The fee would be charged only on weekends and holidays during the summer months, but some council members think it will do little to alleviate traffic congestion in the surrounding neighborhood.
The second ordinance on Monday’s agenda would
replace the Multinational Peacekeeping Force with a U.N. contingent. It said Tork told the ambassadors in separate meetings that Gemayel's administration wants the U.N. force's peacekeeping powers to extend over all of liebanon.
Gemayel's office approves of the French proposal that U.N. troop* take up peacekeeping duties in “greater Beirut, but it wants them also to control highways linking the lebanese capital with other occupied parts of the country, according to the statement.
Aa a means of speeding up Hie U N. deployment, it said, Tork suggested that advance units be drawn from another U N. force, known as UNIFIL, which has been stationed rn southern lebanon since 1978
Tork said lebanon would not object to U N. troupe handling the security of Palestinian refugee camps
See MIDEAST. Page 12AInside
add 12 per month to city garbage-coliection fees City Manager E.N. Delashmutt says the sanitation service comes up $200,000 short each year, with the difference being made up in taxes.
The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce will present the 1983 audit report for the Convention and Tourist Fund, and the council will consider accepting a donation from the Wurstfest Association toward construction of a sidewalk in luanda Park.
Two recommendation* from the city Parks and Recreation Advisory Board are on the agenda. At its Feb. 6 meeting, the board voted to ask the council to proceed with construction of a parking lot at Fredericksburg Road and luanda Street. It also recommended that the San Antonio Gypsies Motorcycle Club be allowed to rent Cypress Bend Park for a rally, as in the past.
For the past two weeks, council members have been looking for a replacement for Fritz Schrtfel, who resigned as chairman of the Golf Advisory Board They may appoint that replacement Monday, but they now have another vacancy on the board Clifford Henne has a letter of resignation to be presented Monday nightToday's Weather
The Comal County forecast calls for mostly cloudy today with a X) percent chance of thunderstorms Winds will Im out of the south at 15-25 mph, becoming northerly at 15-& mph in the afternoon. Docroaaing cloudiness tonight, becoming (air Monday. Cooler temperatures tonight and MondayProgress Edition
Comal County business and industry bounced back from tho recession in 1983, and IMI promises more of the same. See the Herder lei tong $ salute to business and industry, our look back oa 1913 and a look ahead to IMH un the annual Progress Editions in Sections C and D.
PUBLIC RECORDS................. 3A
Six hopefuls seek city manager's job
By DYANNEFRY Staff writer
New Braunfels now has six applications for the job of retiring City Manager E.N. Delashmutt.
Mayor O.A. Stratemann Jr. said he had taken a quick look at the newest applications, which will be tucked into the City Council’s agenda folders for Monday night. However, Stratemann indicated the council wouldn’t do an in-depth review until after the March 2 application deadline.
The mayor has sat up exacutive meetings every Saturday from March IO to April 2, whan council may discuaa, and possibly Interview the applicants. Stratemann said the
group hadn’t decided to interview any particular number.
“It may be a consensus of opinion that we just have one or two that wifre interested in, and we’U just talk to those,” he said. Or, if the turnout remains light, the council may end up talking to all the applicants.
“If we had a hundred applications, obviously we couldn’t interview all IOO af them,” said CouncUmember Joe Rogers. But he noted that, “So far, it’s hem rather slim picking*. I don’t understand that, but I suppose there’s areason.”
Both Rogers and Stratemann said they’d be willing to consider promoting from within th, organisation.
Jonas considers appeal to TEA official's ruling
The city has received only a handful of applications to replace E.N. Delashmutt
By DEBBIE DelOACH Staff writer
laster Jonas hit s roadblock in his fight against his disiiii**al by Comal ISD trustees at a Texas Education Hearing Thursday.
But his attorney, Linda Farm, appointed by the Texas State Teachers Association, has begun to look into a possible appeal
Mark Robinett, director of TEA’s hearing and appeals division, ruled Thursday that Jonas’ cast be dismissed, and will make a similar recommendation to Commissioner of Education Raymon Bynum Still, Jonas has the right to appeal either decision.
“I think the situation (my terminationi was handled rn a poor, unprofessional manner,” Jonas said Saturday. "I don’t think a person should lose his job — and his home ~ because of one mistake hi 16 good years of service.”
Jonas wa* fired Sept 13, and Supt Edgar Willhelm’s decision was backed by the C1SD board on Sept 20 At the time af his termination, Jonas was one of three senior (TSI) bus drivers, having started with the district in 1968 He had also been security officer at Smithson Valley High School since the school’s opening ut 1176.
When he took the SVHS job. Jonas said there was no mention in his job description that students were not allowed in his trailer located on campus for security reasons That guideline was set up by former CISD Supt James Richardson in 1979, and picked up by Willhelm.
WiLlhelin s specific guidelines were stressed in a memo to Jonas, dated Aug 15, 1983 The memo stated, “I. You are not to allow any student of this school district inside your trader at any time for may
See JONAS, Page UA