New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 17, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Lawmakers begin work of $43.7 billion budget
AUSTIN (AP) — House budget writers have begun working on a proposed $43.7 billion budget, while their counterparts in the Senate are complaining about a proposal to pay for prison expansion by issuing
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Rangerettes on rise in District 28-4A race
Smithson Valley’s girls basketball team climbed into second place Monday night be defeating previously unbeaten Schertz Clemens. The teams arc now tied with 2-1 records, one full game behind Kerrville Tivy.
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Vol. 137, No. 47
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144TuesdayJanuary 17, 198925 Cents One Section, 8 Pages
6th campus Spreading it thick
Frazier Elementary School fell victim to burglars this weekend. Comal Independent School District schools has experienced a rash of burglaries recently. Frazier elementary School has been burglarized three times in the past six months.
“Someone broke into one of the classroom windows,” said New Braunfels Police Department spokesman Martin Mayer. “They were able to locate a hidden money box inside the kitchen.”
Also stolen were two VCRs, two televisions, video camera, microwave, calculator, ground meal patties and canned food.
Property stolen is valued at more than $2,400.
The burglary occurred at the school between Jan. 13 at 9 p.m. and Jan. 14 at I p.m. The school is located at 1441 U.S.81 E.
“We’ve had too many of our schools broken into,” said CISD Maintenance Director Roy Linnartz. “We’re offering a $500 reward for
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Officers find drugs in auto
The Christmas Tree Recycling Program sponsored
by the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department and New Braunfels Utilities ground up 808 discarded holiday trees into mulch that parks department employees, including John Coronado, pic
tured, will be spreading around park trees and
bedding plants to nourish the soil and hold water in. Here, Coronado spreads the mulch near the wading pool on a shady rocky slope where no grass will grow to help control erosion. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
Board to review plan for class size
Trustees of New Braunfels Independent School District will meet tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Education Center Board room to consider 12 action items and hear IO reports.
Action items board members will consider include approval of a class-size waiver plan, the district’s annual performance report for the 1987-88 school year, and approval of fund raising for renovation of Academy Street Gym.
Texas Education Agency requires all Texas school districts to apply for a temporary waiver of the mandated 22-to-l class-size limit in prekindergarten through fourth-grade classes, lf a district is out of compliance with the regulation, it must file a waiver containing a compliance plan.
NBISD currently has three campuses and 29 classrooms which exceed the 22-to-l ratio. Six out of 11 kindergarten classrooms at Memorial Primary have at 23-to-l ratio. All nine third-grade classes at Carl Schurtz Elementary exceed the size limitation with eight classes having at 24-to-l ratio and one class at 25-to-1.
All eight fourth-grade classes at Carl Schurz Elementary exceed the limitation with all classes showing a 23-to-l ratio. At Seele Elementary five out of nine third-grade classes exceed the ratio, with two classes showing 23-to-l ratios and three classes showing 24-to-l ratios.
These class-size problems will be resolved with the addition of a new 27-classroom elementary
school adjacent to Memorial Primary. Lone Star Primary and Lamar Primary are currently in compliance with the 22-to-l mandatory ratio.
The administration will recommend trustees approve the district’s annual performance report for the 1987-88 school year. The state legislature requires an annual performance report be approved by the Baord of School Trustees of each district in Texas. Two copies of the report are sent to the Texas Education Agency to be placed in accreditation files of NBISD.
Tonight, trustees will consider approving the text of the report. Photographs and graphics will be
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Two Kingsville men were arrested Monday after Department of Public Safety officers stopped them on a routine traffic stop and found approximately 35 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle.
Lawrence Ralph Avclar, 28, and Rene Travcno Cruz, 21, were charged with possession of marijuana. They remain in jail today pending bond.
The marijuana has a street valued of approximately $23,(XX), according to DPS sources.
Avelar was driving a 1975 Ford LTD northbound on Interstate 35 when DPS troopers Tim Jackson and Scott Haag stopped him at 1:45 p.m.
The body of a Solms man was found Monday morning near the railroad tracks in the Solms area. Tile man had suffered a shotgun wound to the chest.
The death has been ruled a suicide after an investigation by the Comal County sheriff’s office and an autopsy.
The shotgun was next to the body, said Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Robert “Doc” Blanchard.
“He had parked his pickup truck next to the railroad tracks off of a dirt road,” Blanchard said.
A suicide note was found in the man’s home.
Railroad personnel noticed the body at 3:15 a.m. while traveling through on the tracks, he said.
CISD to eye Brown’s contract, critieria for teacher evaluation
Comal Independent School District trustees meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Central Administration Building for their regular monthly session. They will consider nine action items and and seven information items.
Tile board will consider renewal of Superintendent Bill Brown’s contract. Trustees will retire to executive session to discuss personnel matters, but
all action will be taken in open
In other action, Dr. Arlen Tieken, personnel director, will ask for the board’s approval for a stricter criteria method of teacher evaluation for placement on the career ladder.
Curriculum Director Carol Hall will present a report on exit-level Texas Educational Assessment of Mini
mum Skills scores. Roy Linnartz, maintenance director, will report to trustees on lite status of building and road construction at Smithson Valley High School and roof repairs at Bulverde Elementary School.
Two area residents will receive CISD’s new service award, which will be given to parents and patrons who perform an outstanding service to the school district.
Federal ethics standards violated
Justice Department slams Meese
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Attorney General Edwin Meese III violated federal ethics standards by acting at the request of a friend to assist scandal-plagued Wedtech Corp. and a proposed $1 billion Middle East oil pipeline, a Justice Department report concluded today.
“There are three instances in which friendship’’ between Meese and longtime friend E. Robert Wallach “dictated government action,’’ said the report issued by the Justice Department.
The report concluded that Meese
engaged in “conduct which should not be tolerated of any government employee, especially not the attorney general.’’
If Meese were still attorney general, “we would recommend (to the next ranking department official) that the president take disciplinary action,’’ it said.
“As a direct result of the preferential, improper efforts of Meese and his staff, the Army’’ awarded a $32 million engine-building contract to Wedtech in 1982 while Meese was counselor to President Reagan, said the
report by the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility.
The next year, it said, “Meese and his staff injected tiiemselves ... as a direct result of lite friendship between Wallach and Meese” into a financial problem Wedtech was having with the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration.
Al the urging of Wallach, Meese tried to help clear up the problem Wedtech was having by making a phone call to then-Commerce Secret-
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Senator’s father dies in accident
Knights of Columbus Council 4183 sponsored its annual Free-Throw Contest Saturday at Saints Peter and Paul gym. Brent Brever made the highest percentage of free throws in the boy’s 10-year-old division and will advance to district competition to be in New Braunfels in February. All contestants on the local level were recognized for their participation and achievement, with winners advancing to the district level. District winners advance to state competition. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Lloyd Bentsen Sr., father of Sen. Lloyd Bentsen, was killed in a traffic accident between Edinburg and Mission today about 7 a.m, according the Edinburg chief of police.
The senior Bentsen was killed in the two-vehicle collision at Texas Highway 107 and Farm Market Road 494, said police Chief A.C. Gonzales.
the Arrowhead, is northwest of the
Bentscn’s ranch, about 30 miles intersection.
Police referred further questions to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
DPS spokesman David Wells said Bentsen was pronounced dead at the scene by Mission Justice of the Peace Juan Rosel.
The Garza ambulance service said they responded to a call about 7:20 a.m. for one fatality and one injured person, and took them to McAllen hospitals.
Bentsen managed about 42,000 acres of farms and six ranches scattered over a South Texas empire he started carving out of the brush and thorn forest in 1920.
Avelar gave the officers verbal permission to search the vehicle.
“Upon searching the vehicle, they located Zig Zag rolling papers that were on the floor board and they searched both persons,” the report stated.
Also located was “a small bag of marijuana in the passenger’s pants pocket and a subsequent search of the vehicle revealed screw drivers, pliers, on the floor board.
“Further search at the DPS office revealed 18 bundles of marijuana that were located in different car body cavities,” slated the report.
Clouds will hang around for a while and will keep the temperatures fairly warm, especially at night. The high today will reach 61 under partly cloudy skies. The low tonight will drop to 54. The high Wednesday will be 63 followed by a low of 46.
Just a note of some of the meetings dial will happen this week — Ladies Auxiliary of the Bracken Volunteer Fire Department will meet today at 7:30 p.m. at the fire station. Officers will be installed... New Braunfels Iris Society will meet today at 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room of First Federal Savings and Loan building... Patchwork Squares squarcdanccrs will have an open house today at 7:30 p.m. at Smithson Valley Bam. 12 miles west on Texas 46 and 1-1/4 miles on 311. Beginners class starts Jan. 24. Call 629-3221 or 625-4322 for information... St. Ann’s Christian Mothers Altar Society will meet Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Hall. A program will follow....
It’s a busy week —- and year — for the New Braunfels Children’s Museum. Volunteers are busy this week setting up the new exhibit, “Kitchens and Cultures,” bul they need a few items to help fill out the displays, which will feature scenes from a chuck wagon, grandma’s kitchen, and a space shuttle galley, along with a grocery store and other activity areas. For the store, museum workers need cereal boxes, cans, yogurt containers — anything they can use to stock the grocery store. lf you want to donate something for the store shelves, they ask that you open the cans and cercal boxes and die like from the bottom so they will look ‘real’ on lite shelf. They’d also like lo get some plastic fruit and play food if you have any in the back of a drawer somewhere. Docent training for Kitchens and Cultures is Jan.
23 at I p.m.
This exhibit, opening Jan. 24, is the beginning of a new era for the museum, which now will be open each Wednesday through Saturday instead of just during the special exhibits. Persons with old children’s books and magazines such as Highlights are asked for donations to the Storybook Comer. lf you have old beanbag chairs, they’d be much appreciated, too.
The folks at the museum are a
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