New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 21, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels, Texas
Two Sections, 22 Pages
Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Banquet will be Jan. 31, and officials have decided to do something different this year. Instead of a guest speaker who would, as usual, have to speak extemporaneously for Lord knows how long, the committee in charge has decided to have several t like 9 or 8) speakers. The event figures to be a “roast” of sorts of the chamber and its rank and file, according to Tommy Bluntzer, the banquet committee chairguy Sounds like fun, sort of.
No one from the Herald-Zeitung was invited to speak, not even Harold But that's okay 'cause it s better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than open it and remove all doubt However, it might have been nice to have a representative at the podium since typographical errors are invisible when airborne....
The Winter Hose Quarterhorse Show is Jan 22-25 at the San An tonio Rose Palace equestrian center. Some 200 folks from Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas, of course, will be there Spectators don’t have to pay to get in, and questions about the event can be addressed to Hilda Lyons of the Alamo Quarterhorse Breeders Asociation, 224-7449 ...
State Sen. Judith Zaffirini turns out to be a good sport after all We endorsed Bennie Bock, the New Braunfels attorney and Republican who ran against the Laredo Ph D for the District 21 seat Zaffirini this week bought a year's subscription to our newspaper. ..
Downtown New Braunfels is obscured in the background of this photo taken from the Comal River Bridge on San Antonio Street Wednesday morning. Large flakes of snow characterized the brief and first snowfall of
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the year after sleet broke the morning in the Hill Country. Forecast calls for mid to upper 50s for the next few days before rain creeps back into the outlook for Sunday. Roads are expected to remain clear and passable.
Snow thrilling, short-lived
We have them here, alas, but a Kentucky firm soon will market a new toxin to get at the heart of the problem - fire ants, that is Conven tional poisons inflict heavy losses mi worker ants, as we all know, but you gotta dig deep to find her highness, the queen There may be more than one and in some cases several in satellite mounds Take a stroll around Canyon Lake and see what we mean. The new stuff is a delayed bait-type grit-like material called Avermectin and is produced by Merck 4 Co., distributed by Rigo Company of Buckner, Ky The product will be distributed throughout the Fire Ant Belt this year ...
Overheard at a area cafe: “Don’t the cops have enough to do without arresting people for doing something like that. It’s their own business after all. Why don’t they go after real criminals and dopers.’’ The subject was the Airplane Game, a sort of pyramid schmo whereby “friends” get friends to invest money, like $1,500, and when they get enough takers, “passengers and crew’’, they get to become the pilot and win big bucks. Well, big enough to risk getting arrested, anyway.
But the reason the police have been interrupting the flight plan is that the game is illegal ’cause somebody, sooner or later, will get burned. We guess the best reason for not doing anything is it’s against the law....
ay SARAH DUKE Staff Writer
Officials say this morning's snow did little more than create a few moments of excitement Hill Country schools were delayed one hour because of potentially hazardous weather conditions, but elsewhere in the county, it w as business as usual.
Harvey Pape. Comal ISD’s support services director, said he and Superintendent Bill Brown decided Tuesday afternoon that some school openings should be delayed today and students were notified of the change at that time Students at Bulverde elementary and middle schools. Mountain Valley School and Smithson Valley High School started classes an hour later than usual this morning “By doing this, we had everyone rn school and didn’t have any difficulty,” Rape said. “U gives our bus drivers a better chance to see Ifs daylight by that time (one hour later than usual routes) and they can see the road and if there's any ice, they have a better chance of avoiding it ."
As it turns out, Comal County Sheriff’s department officials said there w asn't any ice on county roads. Chief Deputy Brian John said deputies were ready for icy roads and anticipated some accidents, but there weren't any “We haven’t had even one accident reported," he said "There were
"There were some snow end sleet flurries lest night out in the county but no occidents or iced roods. We'rereelty glod of that."
Brion John Chief Deputy
some snow and sleet flurries last night out in the county but no ac cidents or iced roads We're really glad of that ”
Pape said that because the snow and sleet are expected to dissipate this afternoon, he anticipates no problems on the bus routes taking students home Carlton Donop, director of special services at New Braunfels ISD. said the snow did not slow down the mom mg bus routes “We ran everybody on schedule this morning,” he said “We were out early checking the roads and they were alright ”
A spokesman from the New Braunfels Police Department reported only one accident this morning and could not determine whether it had been caused by bad weather conditions She said that while some roads got a little icy this morning, all roads were open The U.S. Weather Service reported one half to three quarters of an inch of snow in the New Braunfels area Cristy Mitchell, a spokesman for the weather service, said the brief snow
flurry will be replaced this afternoon by warmer temperatures and partly cloudy skies The high this afternoon will be about 44 degrees, she said Temperatures are expected to con tinue increasing and may reach the mid-60s by Sunday afternoon
Canyon Lake residents reported snow at 8 this morning. Mitchell said San Marcos residents reported an accumulation of about one-half inch on the ground, she added “U s mainly light snow, but it s pretty.” she said John Huck, electrical supervisor for New Braunfels Utilities, said the light snow didn’t cause any problems for NBU customers
“We haven’t had one report of problems last night or this morning It s been nice and quiet and I hope it stays that way.” he said. “The snow we get really isn t enough to cause any problems . ”
Huck added that snow could have created big problems for NBU by causing traffic accidents resulting in damage to utility poles
Clements promises an open administration, new ideas
AUSTIN (AP) - Back in office after a four-year hiatus, Gov. Bill Clements says his second administration will be open to new ideas and staunchly opposed to government business as ususal.
“Texans are demanding change,” Clements told more than 3,000 spec
tators and a live television audience in his inaugural address from the Capitol steps Tuesday.
“The people of Texas want us to succeed. For them, the status quo is not good enough. They want action and results,” he said.
The Dallas oilman, Texas’ first
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Bulverde (west county)...............................0.2
South of Seguin......................... 0.14
Canyon Lake Forest (south side).....................0.25
All reported snow, which had stopped by ll a.m.NBISD expels four for drugs
By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer
The New Braunfels ISD’s board of trustees has expelled four middle school students for possession of. or passing, marijuana NBISD Superintendent Charles Bradberry said the two boys and two girls will not be allowed to attend classes for the remainder of the school year The students were expelled following two separate incidents in which one student brought marijuana to school and passed it to another stu dent Bradberry said that both cases one involving two boys and one in volving two girls, occured Jan 12 Bradberry said that a New Braunfels Middle School teacher notified officials after seeing one of the students with about half a marl juana cigarette in his shirt pocket “It wasn t much but it was enough to be illegal,” he said
They weren t smoking it or anything like that. Bradberry said He added that the students seemed to be show ing off” more than actually using the marijuana The school board decided on the punishment dunng an executive session Monday night Bradberry said the students are not eligible to attend an alternative school but can attend summer school if they choose He added that it would be nearly impossible for the students to make up the classes they will miss dunng the coming months None of the students had been caught with drugs pnor to Jan 12 Bradberry said the stiff punishment is not unusual “We've not had any drug related incidents in our schools in a long time,” he said “We re not kidding anyone to say that our kids aren t taking drugs But we’ve made it very
"It wasn't much but it was enough to be illegal."
Charles Bradberry NBISD superintendent
clear that if you do drugs, you don’t do it at school.”
One student was caught in a similar position last year Bradberry said That student was referred to Teen Connection Alternative School Under original provisions in House Bill 72 local school boards did not have the authority to expell students Those provisions have been changed and now permit school boards to expell students for possession, distribution or use of drugs on school property
Bradberry' said the school board has a history of strict enforcement of drug restrictions and, except last year has always expelled students caught w ith drugs on campuses “They school board members) have always felt that they have and obligation to assure you or anyone else that your child can come to school and not have an opportunity to be exposed to drugs. “ he said Bradberry said use of dogs trained to sniff out drugs combined with stiff punishment have relayed the message to students that drugs on campus will not be tolerated “It s proven that it s an effective deterrent The school boa rd s position has consistently been and unanimously been that if a student is caught with drugs he or she should be removed he said
There have been very few incidents * of drugs on campus) in the four years that I ve been here You can literally count them on one hand ”
Kaderli announces council candidacy
Republican governor this century when he first took office in 1979, was sworn in at 12:06 p m He returned to the Governor’s Mansion which for the past four years has been occupied by Democrat Mark White.
dements, 69, used his inaugural address to call attention to the state’s crippling economic problems and other troubles.
Falling oil prices have created a record unemployment rate and stripped the state treasury of huge amounts of tax revenue. legislators who convened last weak face a budget deficit estimated at near 16 billion.
“Our situation literally cries for action.” Clements said. “We must make certain that our young people have the opportunities that we had.
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A native New Braunfelser and in dependent businessman Tuesday became the third candidate seeking one of three at-large City Council positions in the upcoming April municipal elections
Dennis Kaderli, who owns and operates an investment firm here and currently serves as vicepresident and resident manager of Eppler, Guerin and Turner, Inc., made his candidacy official Tuesday afternoon after filing in the city clerk’s office
Kaderli is the second council candidate to announce with The Herald Zeitung.
Married with two children, the 40-year-old graduate of Southwest Texas State University has been an investment banker since 1973 He holds a degree from SWTS I’ in business administration
Bom and raised here, Kaderli said “I am seeking one of the at large positions because I consider it my civic duty and, as an independent businessman, I believe I am qualified.
“I do not seek this position for political power or personal gain. I will objectively weigh the issues in the context of the overall benefit opposing careless and selfish special interest groups,” the council hopeful said.
Declining to go into detail regarding specific issues at this point, Kaderli said, “It is time we took the initiative, recognizing that to sustain and improve a healthy business community we must progress, but this prograss must not be at the expense of the health, welfare and safety of our community.
“Government, whether at the national, state or local level, should give Ha highest priority to tho protection of Us citizens and thair property. I am very adamant about that.”
Noting that police and tire protaction should bo a priority Ham in the
city’s new budget. Kaderli also pointed that “fiscal restraint must be exercised when planning for nonessential services ’
He said he supports long-range planning in all areas of city government and believes that “brave and far-sighted positions must be taken to insure the future economic stability of our community.’’
Kaderli concluded by saying, “I am seeking to represent the majority of our citizens-the working men and women who make sacrifices to pay their taxes and support their families I consider myself one of them”
He also stated that he plans to visit with many citizens in the community in the coining weeks to receive their input as to what they feel the lanes facing the city are.
Doug Miller and BUI Arnold have also filed for an at-large position In the election slated for April 4.