New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 5, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
NASA reschedules launch of Space Shuttle Discovery
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The launch of space shuttle Discovery and a five-man crew has been rescheduled for Feb. 23, five days later than planned. The schedule change does not reflect any technical
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Longhorns race past Baylor in SWC opener
The Texas Longhorns opened the 1989 Southwest Conference basketball race Wednesday night with a 105-85 victory over Baylor in front of more than 10,000 fans in Austin. It was the sixth time the Longhorns have eclipsed the 100-ooint mark this season.
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AUSTIN (AP) — Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., which has proposed a plan it says would spur the state’s economic development, denied a charge that it appears to be earning $90 million more a year than it should.
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Board expels eighth grader
Trustees of New Braunfels Independent School District voted to expel a New Braunfels Middle School Student during a meeting Tuesday night.
The board expelled the female eighth grader from New Braunfels Middle School for the remainder of the school for marijuana poscssion. She was a resident of Teen Connection.
One other student has been expelled from New Braunfels Middle School this school year. Five students were expelled from the campus last school year. No students have been expelled from New Braunfels High School this school year. Two students were expelled last spring.
NBISD trustees also met in executive session Tuesday for the first of three sessions to evaluate Superintendent Charles Bradberry.
Film company checking sites
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
Beautiful terrain and the abundance of farms in New Braunfels may sell a Utah television production company on filming a commercial here.
“We’re working in the area between Houston, San Antonio and Austin for a couple of weeks and New Braunfels was one of the (areas) we had thought about,” said Wildwood Productions producer Virginia Himebaugh.
Wildwood Productions will announce its chosen location next week. The company plans to film a commercial for Texas Ford Motor Co.
“What we’re looking for is a picturesque old bam to paint a big logo on,” Himebaugh said.
“I was looking at the map and I thought New Braunfels sounded like a German town and German towns have some really nice looking farms,” she said.
Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce officials are working with
“I’m working with some people in town trying to locate some sites for them,” said Mike Meek, director of the chamber’s convention and visitors bureau.
“Right in the middle of this month, they might be coming into town and checking out a couple of sights,” he said.
If the film crews come to New Braunfels and notice the great location and all its benefits it may lead to other filmings and publicity, Meek said. “So you always want to cooperate on things like this.”
Television commercials usually don’t identify an area, Meek said. “So there’s not any short-term gain from a chamber or city being involved in this as far as getting your name identification out.
“We would love for somebody to film a movie here sometime,” he said.
Wildwood Productions has filmed commercials for Ford for IO years, Himebaugh said.
New Braunfels Police Department Detective Doug Dunlap checks out the delivery truck stolen this morning during its rounds in the city. Police officers arrested two suspects after a chase (Photos by Deryl Clark)
School funding battle
Attorneys preparing case for Texas Supreme Court
AUSTIN (AP) — The legal battle over public school funding will now go to the Texas Supreme Court, attorneys for both sides said after a lower court refused a second hearing of the case.
On Wednesday, tile 3rd Court of Appeals, which earlier upheld die
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Building activity remains steady
By DAVID BUILTA Staff Writer
Building activity in New Braunfels during 1988 was steady, with the number of new single-family homes breaking the hundred mark for the year.
In 1988, builders applied for I IO single-family residence permits compared to 116 applications in 1987. Builders applied for 123
single-family residence permits in 1986 and 186 in 1985.
“We’re still breaking the IOO mark,” said Mike Shands, city planning director. “We’re obviously feeling the effects of an economic downturn, but not as severely as other cities.”
Permit values for 1988 totaled approximately $20 million compared to $26 million in 1987 and
$24 million in 1986. Shands attributes the drop in permit values to a sluggish economy.
“We’re seeing a lowering of permit values," Shands said. A permit for a single-family residence previously valued at $100,000 now could be valued at $90,000.
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state’s school financing system, denied a request for a rehearing.
Poor school districts that filed the lawsuit against the state financing system sought the rehearing last month after the Austin-based 3rd Court issued a 2-1 ruling in favor of the state.
That Dec. 14 ruling overturned a 1987 ruling by State District Judge Harley Clark, who had declared the system unconstitutional, saying it denied equal access to state funds by all districts.
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Scattered showers were exposed today with the high reaching 76 degrees. The overnight low will be around 50 degrees. Friday will be a nice day with clear skies and a high of 75 degrees.
Aquatics director Marcus Tonish, right, and parks employee Louis Delacruz fish out some Rainbow Trout from a holding tank in the park. The fish will make a noon meal Friday for senior citizens and disabled persons who participate in the Community Council of South Central Texas’ elderly nutrition program at the Rec Center. Parks employees are stocking the spring-fed pool this week in anticipation of Troutfest ‘89, which opens Saturday for a two-week run. For more information about Troutfest ’89, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 629-PARK. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
Employees of Butter Krusi Thrift Store were surprised to find their truck had been stolen this morning when they stopped to deliver goods al a local convenience store.
At approximately 8:05 a.m. two Latin males stole die Butter Krusi truck parked at the Circle K convenience store on West San Antonio Street, said New Braunfels Police Department spokesman Martin Mayer.
“The (workers) had gone in the store to deliver,” Mayer said.
A police detective noticed the truck and pursued it after the police dispatcher announced a Butler Krust mick had been stolen.
The chase continued on Interstate 35 and in die Rush Lane and Solms Road area.
When the suspects bailed out in the Rush Lime urea, law enforcement officials chased die men on foot. Suspects were arrested at approximately 9 a.m.
Anyone who can read knows that men wearing NBU hard hats and NBU name tags on their shirts arc employees of New Braunfels Utilities, but we all know that Harold can’t read. The two NBU employees in Wednesday’s Herald-Zeitung were identified as parks employees, but Ray Villarreal and Jesse Ybarra are die NBU employees who were feeding Christmas trees for die tree-mulching program being sponsored by the parks department and NBU.
By the way, the program continues through Friday at the spring-fed pool parking lot rn Lauda Park. NBU is doing the mulching work and the parks department will use the tree byproducts in its planting areas ...
Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce will host its annual banquet Jan. 27 and members of the decorating committee desperately are seeking donations of old cowboy boots to use as part of the decor. They need lots of ‘em and if you got new boots for Christmas, this would be a good way to get rid of the old ones. Drop your boots off at the chamber office on Seguin Street, or if you can’t get by there, call 625-2385 and someone will come and pick up the boots for you....
The Charles Rose Agency will offer a Defensive Driving class Jan. IO and 12 from 6 to IO p.m at Canyon High School. Call 625-8081 or 625-8576 to sign up..,.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8800 in Starkville will host a
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