New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 16, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
i‘i in POC I. V: t.
Da J la:;, Lexa a #VS2-
*c t • ii it Ch v.'om^le
t .0. do/ ^5^3c Jallas, iVxa^ 75?^5Local Cage Results
Kerrville 63, Unicorns 51 St. Anthony's 72, Cougars 52 Rangers 91, Randolph 40 Randolph 51, Rangerettes 25NFL Playoffs
Washington 21, Minnesota 7 New York 17, Los Angeles 14 San Diego at Miami Green Bay at DallasSWC Scores
Arkansas 63, SMU 56 Houston 77, Texas 52 Texas A&M 68, Baylor 66 TOU 57, Rice 48
Texas Tech 55, Pan American 52Lots of Upsets
North Carolina 101, Virginia 95 Boston College 68, St. John's 64 Auburn 75, Kentucky 67 Georgia 67, Alabama 64Texas NBA
Spurs 117, Bullets 96 Nuggets 131, Rockets 111 Jazz 107, Mavericks 105
New tietis Braunfels
New Braunfels, Texas
Vol. 92 - No. 11
SUNDAY January 16,1983 50 cents
64 Pages—4 Sections
Bulverde villages lose by 5-1 margin
ByDYANNE FRY Staff writer
It seems most Bulverde residents are quite happy living under a county government. Or perhaps they consider it the lesser of two evils.
Incorporation was voted down five to one on Saturday.
Two hundred forty-nine voters (an estimated 50 percent) turned out to express their opinions. Two separate villages were proposed, dubbed “Bulverde” and “North Bulverde.”
“Bulverde” residents voted at Justice of the Peace Fred Stewart’s office. There were 150 votes cast; 21 in favor of incorporation and 129 against.
Ninety-nine “North Bulverde” residents voted at Jahnsen’s Party House: 19 for, and 80 against incorporation.
Those in favor of incorporation thought an independent
city government would give Bulverde some means of controlling growth and the drain on its limited water supply. But many residents objected to the idea of a new government with the power to levy still more taxes, and thought the problems would outweigh the benefits.
Even members of the committee that called the election had weakened their stance these past weeks, admitting there were too many unanswered questions.
Citizens will have to wait one year before bringing the incorporation issue up for a vote again. Meanwhile, this community in southwest Comal County will go back to being just Bulverde.
Another election held Saturday drew less interest. Oliver Haas, running unopposed for another term on Edwards Underground Water District’s board of directors, received only 69 votes from all of Comal County.
But even at that, he was a shoo-in.
Today will be fair and cool, with light, variable winds. Expect increasing cloudiness tonight and Monday, with more cool temperatures. Sunrise today will be at 7:27a.m.
All State Unicorns
For the second year in a row, Unicorn running back Earl Wilson has been named to the 4-A All State first team. Tight end Rick Shultz placed on the second team, while lineman Tim Doty rated an honorable mention. Wilson rushed for over 1,700 yards to pace the Unicorns to a state semifinal berth. Sports. Page 7A
Braniff future brighter after agreement reached
FORT WORTH (AP) - Braniff International’s major creditors and local airport officials announced agreements Saturday to award Pacific Southwest Airlines half of its terminal gates in a proposed business venture with F*SA.
The agreements were announced at a bankruptcy court hearing where Braniff attempted to win support for its plans to avoid liquidation.
The creditors’ agreement was reached after late-night meetings Friday between creditors and officials of the two airlines. A tentative agreement was also reached allowing cash payments for back pay owed former Braniff employees.
“We have resolved the issues that were remaining among the unsecured creditors,” Braniff attorney Michael Crames told U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge John Flowers. “It is a most significant step forward.”
Unsecured creditors are those whose loans are not backed by Braniff assets.
Representatives of Braniff’s secured creditors and lawyers for the airline’s unions added their assent to
Braniff chairman Howard Putnam said the Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Airport board had agreed tu d: «t> all litigation against the airline, enabling PSA to “carve out their piece of the facilities” at the airport.
Putnam called the agreement “a very big step” because it could help PSA in its bid to secure Braniff’s former landing slots from the Federal Aviation Administration. Other airlines now using the slots on a temporary basis have said they will sue to stop any FAA decision to take them away.
“When you’ve got the Dallas-Fort Worth community on your side, it certainly makes a better argument,” Putnam said.
He said an agreement between Braniff and the FAA when the slots were allotted last summer allowed the airline to recall them. That agreement should still stand and PSA is qualified to receive the slots when they are recalled, he said.
In June, the D-FW board voted to
See BRANIFF, Page I2A
J * l ^ A • - A • * *■
tr ?• 1 •• •.-*
« 'x % "V* ^ *
f ^ - _
w ^ *' $ +■ ' ; TTSIi
■ V- i - v- *.',*>■ . nv
-r BL • .* I ' sr » m ^ ^ « V ,
Stott photos by Cindy Richardson
With winter weather finally starting to hint that it may arrive soon, it's time for everyone to start thinking about dressing a little more warmly, as these cacti on Azalea Lane demonstrate.
Dredging gets okay from Corps
Landa project to begin Monday
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
Dredging relief for the main channels of Landa Lake, threatened by a two-inch fish and postponed once, got an approving nod from the Fort Worth District Corps of Engineers Friday afternoon.
The Corps’ “no” changed to a “go ahead” at 1:45 p.m., and gave the dredging project, originally scheduled to begin Jan. IO and then postponed until Jan. 17, new life. The Corps’ concern was largely over possible danger to the “fountain darter” — a two-inch fish on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Comission’s endangered species list, living in Landa Lake.
From its beginning as just an idea, the dredging project has been coordinated with the Utilities’ lowering of the lake’s water level some 4048 inches. Several intake grates at the upper millrace near the hydroelectric plant are in need of repair, before they break away from their braces and damage the turbine.
“We’ll begin opening up the floodgates at the hydroelectric plant about 4 a rn Monday We’ll have the hydrounit at full capacity, too, and as the hydro grinds down, we’ll shut it off," Utilities manager Bob Sohn said Friday. Repair work should take a maximum of two weeks.
Meanwhile, the city has plans to dredge the main spring area of luanda I-ike i between the main part of Landa Park and the peninsula with the circular drive), and the springs area in the vicinity of the park gazebo. Once the water level is lowered, the city’s front end loaders wil push the muck near the banks of the channels, and a grade-all (a machine with a bucket on an arm) will move back and forth along the bank, scooping it up
Since it will take one day, maybe two, before the water level is lowered to the proper level, preparatory work will occupy Monday for city crews. ‘•We’ll be using the front end loaders to prepare the sides of the channel to accept the grade-alls,’’ Parks
See DREDGING, Page 12ASocial Security compromise gets Reagan's backing
WASHINGTON (AP) - A $169 billion bailout plan designed to keep Social Security solvent through 1990 won endorsement Saturday night from President Reagan, congressional leaders and a majority of a special bipartisan study commission.
The plan calls for a speed-up iii scheduled increases in tile payroll tax, taxing benefits received by upper- and middle-income pensioners and a six-month delay in this July’s eost-of-livmg increase.
The agreement was reached on the last day of the commission’s existence, a life already extended from Dec. 31 by Reagan. It came after strenuous bargaining back and forth
between high-ranking White House staff members and some commission members holed up in the Blair House, the government VIP guest house across tile street from the White House.
Three members of the 15-member commission dissented — Sen. William L. Armstrong, R.-Colo., Rep. Bill Archer, R-Texas, and former Rep. Joe Waggoner, D-Ixi. Sen. John Heinz, R-Pa., was absent, but voted in favor by proxy.
Armstrong said it amounted to a “package of tax increases” and would do nothing to restore public faith in Social Security.
In a statement issued by the White House, Reagan said: “Each of us
recognizes that this is a compromise solution. As such, it includes elements which each of us could not support if they were not part of a bipartisan compromise.
“However, in the interest of solving the Social Security problem promptly, equitably and on a bipartisan basis, we have agreed to support and work for this bipartisan solution.”
A statement read by Kirk O’Donnell, an aide to House Speaker Thomas P. O’Neill Jr., D-Mass., said the commission adopted a “bipartisan agreement acceptable to the president and to me, one which I can support and which I will work for.” O’Neill was the key to Democratic support of the package. White House
spokesman I.arry Speakes said the president and the speaker dealt entirely through aides and never talked on the issue.
Senate Majority leader Howard Baker, R-Tenn., said in a statement read by aide Tom Griscom the pact justified his belief that the great decisions of our time must be made in a bipartisan way.”
House Republican leader Robert H. Michel of Illinois issued a statement saying news of the compromise was “a relief.” He added, “It was not until those who chose to demagogue the issue fully realized the depth of the problem that any hin^<rtisan solutions could be sought.”
Speakes said the administration considered the commission’s 12-3 vote “a decisive agreement” and would leave the drafting of legislation to the congressional leadership without submitting a bill of its own.
The president later extended the life of the commission through Thursday so its report could be printed.
The commission’s chairman, Alan Greenspan, opened a news conference to describe the agreement with the comment, “All of us swallowed very hard.”
Though the package is designed to keep Social Security solvent through 1989, it would erase only about two-thirds of the system’s expected red
ink over the next 75 years — estimated at about SI .6 trillion.
Already the Social Security trust fund handling pension checks lias been forced to borrow money twice from the relatively more flush funds handling disability payments and Medicare. The pension account would run out of money by July without further borrowing, new revenues or benefit reductions.
The negotiators scrapped a plan to slightly increase the penalty for early retirement but kept a provision to gradually increase the bonus for those who work beyond age 65. Greenspan said some members wanted to gradually increase.
CISD faces weighty agenda
Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees will open the new year with a bang Tuesday night, with a hefty agenda for its first regular meeting of 1983.
Status reports could very well dominate the proceedings. Trustees will hear a report on the status of the Quo Warranto proceeding — a method the board is considering to shrink from nine to seven members — to comply with the Texas Education Code.
A report on the status of legal action
with General Portland Inc., and Texas Industries Inc., is also an agenda item. Together, the two industries ow the school district over $651,000 in unpaid taxes.
Trustees will also hear an update on CISD’s appeal to the Commissioner of Education, regarding the detachment of Encino Park. The Bexar County Commissioner’s Court, acting as the county’s board of education, ruled in favor of the deannexation to Northeast Independent School District on Dec. 13,
The CISD school board had 30 days from that date to announce a notice of appeal. With that action taken on Jan. 4, the Commissioner of Education now has a 30-day time limit to hold a hearing.
Superintendent Edgar Willhelm has said that possible rulings from the Commissioner of Education boil down to two basic choices: “He’ll either
See CISD, Page 12A
New Braunfels ISD year in review looking back and looking ahead
By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer
In 1981 a lawsuit filed by high school students and a faulty high school gymnasium roof kept the New Braunfels Independent School District in the headlines year-round.
Now with that same district getting ready to present a $9.3 million bond package to its patrons, it looks like 1983 will be an even bigger year for the district — especially in comparison to 1982.
The district’s board of trustees and administration
found themselves in the public limelight many times in 1982. When compared with district events in 1981 and those forecasted for 1983, however, 1982 was a fairly calm year.
There weren’t any major lawsuits filed against the district in 1982. But leftovers from a 1981 lawsuit and a possible lawsuit resulting from a 1981 occurance were still major topics of concern.
According to last report from Jack Borchers, NBlSD’s attorney, the district is still waiting for a
See NBISD, Page UA