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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 15, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 410    M053    10/22/85 MICROPLEX INC. MITCH WOMBLE P.O. BOX 45436 DALLAS» TX 75245 301 Sac 'n Pac robbed Sunday New Braunfels Police are looking for a man they believe may have committed two aggravated robberies in this area recently. Sunday a man entered the San ’n Pac at 513 Highway 81 West wearing a homemade ski mask. He demanded money and made the clerk lie down on the floor before making off with an undetermined amount of money. Det. Juan Gusme said it is believe the robber had a gun. Earlier this month, on Jan. IO, a man armed with a handgun entered the Circle K at Walnut and luanda and took and undetermined amount of money. “We think he might be (the same person),” Gusme said. “It might be’ See robbery, Page 12 The roof caved in on these cars at Landa Apartments County thaws out from record snow DERYL CLARK HERALD ZEITUNG After a day of almost uninterrupted snow on Saturday and a thin sheet of freezing rain Sunday morning. New Braunfels dug out from a record snowfall Monday. An average of 7.4 inches had fallen in the county, closing local schools, all county offices and many businesses. Damage from the weight of the snow on awnings happened at some apartments and businesses in town. Three carport awnings at luanda Apartments bent under the weight of the snow and rested on the cars underneath, but when the owners of the cars attempted to remove their vehicles from under one, the awning collapsed completely, the apartment manager said. Also Li bra do’s Restaurant had the canvas patio cover collapse, Diana Camareno, an employee, said. Students in New Braunfels and Comal Independent School Districts and at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School resumed classes today after their second unscheduled holiday Monday, laical students received an extra day of holiday vacation when snow forced cancellation of classes Jan. 2. Melting snow upped the Comal River flow to 250 cubic feet per second this morning, an increase of 35 cfs from Saturday. Area roads became passable by mid-morning Monday, and much of the snow had melted by Monday afternoon. Most of the snow should disappear by Wednesday afternoon, as highs in the 50s were predicted. Shivers dead at 77 — Page 5 Edwin Moses set up? New Braunfels Herald Nm Braunfels, Texas Vol. 95 No. 11 T uesday January 15, 1985 25 Cents 12 PagesMan slain in store An apparent quarrel at Advanced Satellite on luanda Street ended with the gunshot Monday afternoon that left one man dead and another charged with murder. Jerry Scarborough, 35, of 375 Ix)ckner was declared dead at 6:12 pin. by Peace Justice Harold Krueger. He had been shot once in the left chest with a small caliber pistol, believed to a .38. Krueger also ordered an autopsy on Scarborough’s body, scheduled for sometime this morning at the Travis County Medical Examiner's Office by Dr. Roberto Bayardo, chief medical examiner. Charged with Scarborough’s murder was the shop’s owner, John W. I>ecas, 52, of Star Route 2, Box 367-F, Fischer. Lt. Felix Roque said {.ecus was arrested at the murder scene, and taken to the Comal County Jail where he was later released on $15,000 bond, also set by Krueger. Roque refused to say what the two men were arguing about, but stated there was one person at the scene who was not involved in the argument. “She heard what the argument was about. That part of the case is still under investigation,” he said. Police arrived at the Advanced Satellite store at 5:17 p.m. Monday. Roque said it is not against the law for store owners to keep weapons at their places of business. “At one of Advanced Satellite the scene of Monday's shooting the pawn shops here, the guy behind the counter has a gun strapped to his hip,” he added. Scarborough’s murder was the first recorded in Comal County this year Tile last one Krueger could remember was back in May of 1984, when the last of five bodies dumped last year in Comal County was found on May 13. Felipe Montemayor LESLIE KRIEWALDT HERALD /TITLING Torres of San Antonio had been stabbed 38 times, and Michael Orosco, charged with his murder, was sent to prison for life by a Comal County jury last week City seeking home for aggressive ducks Pay plan City employees get raises, career backet By DANA STELL Staff writer City employees have been granted a new salary scale, which comes with a new personnel and policy manual and a yearly performance evaluation. Council approved the new salary schedule, which means a pay raise to all employees, at Monday’s Council meeting The new ratt‘s are retroactive to Dee. 29,1984 and employ ees w ill see the benefits in Friday’s paycheck. "I am extremely pleased with the three months of hammering out the manual and the pay plans with tin* department heads." City Manager Jo* Michie told Council. "We looked at Other systems, other cities and in several department head meetings, went through the pay rang* and employee groupings." The city’s new wage scale follows til** plan used by New Braunfels Utilities, Michie said. ‘ Employees are iii a career bracket, so they could see a range of opportunities,’’ the city manager said “We had no spread of steps or progression. There you sat until the city granted a cost-of-living raise. Now, I feel we do have an opportunity to progress and move through the steps." A beginning employee can look forward to IO salary steps. Current employees were placed on the scale according to their length of service and previous salary. Salary increases will be based on a yearly evaluation Jut led by the head of the department "Now the department head has a mechanism where he can award a merit raise,” Michie said. He added that evaluations will begin in July and each employee will be evaluated on his employment anniversary date Mayor Barbara Tieken said she liked the idea of having a yearly evaluation You’re telling the people when they’ve done something good, as well as reprimanding them when they don’t." sh** said Hourly employees did not receive an across-the-board rase, bul rather had increases ranging from about 15 tents per hour to about 50 c ents per hour Increases iii pay for salaried employees also come in different forms. Most raises totaled about s«*c Bl IM.FT. Rage 12 Inside Singalong - “Be kind to your webfooted friends. For a duck may be somebody’s mother. They live in the marshes and swamps, where the weather is always damp. And if you think this is the end, well, you’re right.” This is the end for the ducks in {.anda Park — the Muscovy ducks, that is. City Council agreed last night to begin an "Adopt-a-Duck” program for the white web-footed friends in an effort to weed out the duck population at luanda Park. David Whatley, director of the Parks and Recreation Department, got recommendations from a specialist with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and with a member of the Texas AAM University Wildlife science department. “Our main problems seemed to be centered around the Muscovy ducks,” Whatley told the two men. “The Muscovy ducks wander over the total park, which the majority of the other waterfowl types stayed near the lake. “The Muscovy ducks were aggressive in nature while seeking food from park patrons and stayed at different picnic areas fouling picnic table tops.” Whatley was told that the Muscovy ducks are “very good parents and are quite successful in raising young ducklings which would contribute to Muscovy ducks are aggressive food-seekers, Whatley explained. the population problem." Dr. Bruce Thompson, with tile Parks and Wildlife Department, recommended to Whatley that the Muscovy ducks be removed to reduce the number of waterfowl and lessen the total bacteria count in the lake. The New Braunfels Humane Society is going to act as a holding station and will monitor the parks department’s activities. Anyone outside the city limits will be able to adopt a duck and those not adopted may be sent to a subdivision in Brazos County, developers of which want the ducks, Whatley explained. After the ducks are removed, the number of waterfowl in the lake will be limited to IOO birds and no donations of birds will be accepted unless it is a swan or another type of rare, expensive ornamental bird. The park will continue to have the Mallards, Khaki Campbells, Pekins, mixed breed and Emden ducks, along with the African geese living there. Whatley said the Muscovy ducks will be caught in a trap they walk into to feed, but are not smart enough to walk out of. -DANA STELL Water Watch Cu*H4l RtVMI CiMiyut) indow Cjiivw D.iin outfii EdwtNds Af|ui*«x CdWiyo*> Lake I try*.*! 2S0 i ♦*> (mi .ISI 438 ii*, (up S3) WX) lls. -same) 623 40 Hip 111 904 24 Common ground School districts agree on common calendar Today 's Weather A 30 percent chance for rain today increases to 50 percent chaine tonight. Otherwise the forecast includes increased cloudiness and coldness for Wednesday, with today’s temperatures expected to reach the low-50s and drop to the low-40s overnight The high tor Monday was 51, and this morning’s low was 32. Sunset w ill be at 5:54 p in. and sunrise will be at 7:27 a.rn. All Staters Canyon’s Bret Cappleman and New Braunfels’ Bobby Tristan and Mike Sullivan have been named to the Class 4A second-team all-state list released this week Sports. Page 6 CLASSIFIED 9 11 COM! CS 7.8 CROSSWORD 12 DEAR ABBY 8 HOROSCOPE 8 OPINIONS 4 SPORTS .-----------------------,.......,„g', 6 WEATHER 2 By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Comal ISI) will share a common 1985-86 school calendar with New Braunfels ISI) for the first tune iii 15 years. The CIS!) board approved the calendar Monday night after hearing Supt. Bill Brown describe his visit to a recent NBISD board meeting. "They applauded the I common calendar) idea.” Brown said. "so Mr (Charles) Baldberry and I worked out the details and here it is.” School will start on Sept 3, 1985, and end on May 30,    1986. Thanksgiving holidays will be Nov. 27-29 for students, and Christmas break will go from Dec. 23 to Jan. 2. Spring break will be March 24-28. In other action, the board adopted a career ladder process recommended by Supt. Brown. For the 1984-85 school year, each teacher shall be assigned to l>evel One or lx?vel Two on the career ladder, set up by the Texas legislature last summer. Abel Campos, CIS!) business manager, said CIS!) could expect about $124,000 in career ladder money sometime in May. The state-mandated figure is $2,000 per qualifying teacher, but if a district pays above base salaries already, that figure can be reduced in order to free funds for more teachers. CISD currently pays above-base salaries, so Campos said if the career CERVI CLARX HERALD ZEtTUMG Bill Brown (right) and board president Leroy Goodson ladder were reduced to $1,500. "that would fund between 82 and 83 teachers.” Calling career ladders a "real bad apple," Brown said the problems start when the number of qualifying teachers exceeds the state funding. That s where a selection process comes in, and Brown's way is "to get as many folks involved as possible.’ His process includes setting up a district committee to determine Level Two teachers for 1984-85 only. Beguiling in 1985-86, the campus principal and one other evaluator shall determine career ladder placement. To get the ball rolling, Brown will give each teacher a form called "criteria for placement based on education and experience,” to try and find out how many teachers think they qualify for career ladder. Brow ii said that information should be iii hand by the tune the committee begins its selection process The board also agreed to meet twice a month for awhile, using the first Monday of the month as a workshop session for an anticipated bond issue, and the third Monday as the board’s regular meeting date. See LISI), Page 12 ;