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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 24, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Cruisin' and hanging out in    in Sunday's H-Z New Braunfels yiv Vol 134 No 143 New Braunfels Herald Publishing Company 707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 781 30 (LISPS 377 800) Friday July 24. 1987 25 Cents One Section '4 Page' Stammtisch WestPoint Pepperell Mill Store Plaza due Spring '88 I There are couple of matters that need correct lo; \ story in Wednesday's issue of the Herald .’oituntf incorrectly stated that the lavs firm Heard Goggan Blair Williams and Mar risen represents the Comal ISI) for collection of delinquent taxes V tually local attorney Steve Taylor collet ts delinquent taxes for the school district The Herald Z.edung regret" the error The caption t**low a photograph of Nev* Braunfels symphony Debutantes dancing with their father" in Wednesday'" newspaper w** identified the location of the ac tivity as t amp Wamecke Camp Warnecke was bought out and renamed Inverness at New Braunfels which means our caption was nu ortei I The debs and their dads danced at Im ernes." at New Braunfels l h** Herald Zeitunfi regrets that error as well The retirement party (or Gratia Mill ti* naming instructor at Mi henna Memorial Hospital will tx* \ug h at th* classroom across from th** hospital We were given the ady s name as Ureic hen which wa" w rung W** have several hand drawn stammtls* he" in hand but we would love to have more Knottier reader s hie a of a stammtisch will tx* printed in sunday " edition arid Harold will t uy un* h for that individual \ stammtisi r, is a tat n* wen maybe rn a a table in the traditional sense But a "tammie** ll is a place where people "it flown ami "flare candid conversation and maybe a ham burger I* could tx- a poker table a tree "lump ii * inder blo* k wall or three win* tell*** t>ut VUU get the idea I herr i" no deadline and s*(oner or later we will print your drawing assuming it isn t ohs* erie of ton bizarre tor general understanding When vou -ax* vour stammtisch in print call Harold or fun at *.i» •*144 ta of them w>. * ad vou to set up vour fr**e unch .it Cat " Cia* «* or another of New Braunfels eaten**" send your drawings to Harold s Mammtis*ti Search 1 I anda si reel New Braunfels l**\as .'hi ut Comal ( ouiltv Attorney Bill Kenner t" tonal mg $728 ms out of th** counts " hoi * tws k fund lo buy the sheriff " department CB 24 "**!( defense batons arui holders (or the sfiik" officers issued the batons w i f * i «*iv** sfxs jai training approv e*l tv lh** h**’let a1 Bureau of In vestigatum CB 24 nightsticks are 2/C Site of Mill Store Piara Project to include 38 to 40 factory outlets Bv DANA OVERSTREET Staff Writer West Point Pepperell with two factories and a retail outlet here is set to begin construction on a 230.CUO square foot factory-ou ti et mall at its property at951 I S HIK Crews have been working for at least three weeks grading the proper tv front of WestPoint s Mill Store and preparing th** site for drainage work and construction Thursday WestPoint officials released information on their inten bons West Point's Mill Store with its 42 99 square feet included in that 2:9i (HNI figure will tie the core store in the venter of the new Mill Store Plaza the Plaza will have a squaredoff horseshoe configuration with the open end facing I S 81 There are plans for I 189 parking spaces The center will ‘be developed around the WestPoint Pepperell MUI Store which ha> for the past thro** years served the employees and local residents near the WestPoint plan* states a release from VK est Point Pepperell based in West Point Ga Based on past experiences of other similar mali" across the I nited Stat**" it is planned that various manufacturers will be represented on Bk* .4 acre site WestPoint itself has built a center in t.eorgia but ther* are several hundred similar See WESTPOINT Page 2 ll IO 8 12 13 I— —I 14 Approximate renditiOf this rendering is not t if Th*- M scaie and Existing Mill Store Detention Pond dore P a:a A building permit has not yet been issued meant to give a general outline of the project im < Kind <»f baton taw enforcement cd fleets use father than relying on firearms in certain situations The sticks ar** made of high impact l> as!it and have «o degree handles coining off the sides The i m » is upgrading and standardizing it" weaponry and the new sticks will tx* a part of that standardization h e cream vendors and lemonade    _imm »j* stand entreprenuers • r must tx* making a killing with all this heat and humidity It is hot and it is going to con tutu** to tx* mi through the weekend Highs will tx* in the low **»s wfille humidity levels will hover around 7u percent during th** day making for heat indexes of over bk* degrees A slight chance of afternoon and evening thundershowers are part of our weekend forecast Lows during the night will Im* in the mid 7»*s with light so light you d hardly know they exist », southerly winds The Menu CLASSIFIED    ll    15 COMICS    8 CROSSWORD    3 DEAR ABBY    J ENTERTAINMENT    7 OPINIONS    4 RELIGIOUS FOCUS.........5    6 SPORTS ................9    10 Commissioners unhappy with annex garage design B, T RAVIS E POLING Correspondent c omal County Commissioners Thursday adopted a mo turn to send a resolution stating disatistaction with the courthouse annex parking gar age I* nor in design of th** parking Iii* lilts has made the fifth level of th* garage unusable for its intended purpose \ clearance problem on th** ramp conn*** ting th* third and fourth levels of the* gar age d»x*s not allow vans carry mg prisoners to Bk* courtrooms on the third floor Du* fifth level of th** parking garage was designed to give dire* t access to holding areas for prisoners coming before a court VS itll a significant differential in clearance compare*! to the other levels (ti** thud to fourth level ramp makes a*cess to the fifth level impossi hie for the prisoner transport v an According to Commissioner Clyde Jacobs Jtx* Santo Petro with the architecture firm of DiStefano and Associates in Houston told turn that Blere was ii** design error in the ramp Santo Petro further told Jacobs that tie did not feel responsible to reply to requests regarding Bu* garage since Jacobs wa" only one commissioner and did not have the authority to u-quest such information I poll hearing of this encounter with the architect the commissioners adopted a resolution on tiehalf of the coni missumers court requiring the architectural firm to pre sent facts proving or disproving that the flaw was a design error The commissioners agreed that whoever is at fault should be made account able The court heard from William J Nolan who requested a variance on his property in the county to drill a water well on an undersized Hit Nolan who lives in phase IO of Kancho I.aga claims that an appropriate water system has not ix*en installed in sev eral areas of the subdivision Nolan requested that the court not only gnant him a variance but also asked for a court order so the county sanitarian could have the existing system flushed and tested Sledge history violent, erratic By DA VID MAY Staff Writer When Raymond Clyde Sledge opened fire Wednesday night on his common law wife and her son before taking his own life, it was not the first time he reacted violently after being rejected by a woman New Braunfels police said they learned late Thursday through San Antonio media about an mc I lent in 1965 where Sledge 82 wa" acquitted in Bexar County district court on charges he shot and kill ed his ex w ife Ada Taylor 4u and her husband Henry B Taylor Jr 43 According to reports he was found insane by the court and was remanded to Rusk State Hospital for psychiatric treatment He was there for only 18 months when a Bexar County pyschiatnst the same one who earlier said Sledge was insane te"fified Sledge was of sound mine and was sane and would never bf* a danger to himself or anyone else ' The Bexar County psychiatrist was identified in media reports to day as Dr James Paul McNeill Similarities in the 198 shootings and the death here Wednesday night of Helen Kitten 57 and wounding of her son Patrick Kitten I were that ad the victims were hot in their ab domen area Reports stat*- Sledge used a shotgun to kill he- f irm*r w ife and used a do- to rifle in the recent shootings Also just as two very young girls identified as the slain woman’s 2 and 3-year-old grand children, were in the house during Wednesday s shooting:- and may have witnessed Sledge s violet outburst media accounts of the 1965 slayings show th t a IO year old boy and a is year-old girl witnessed those "hooting" Sledge reportedly de* pendent over having been asker, to move out of the fashionat e hum* he shared with Helen Kitten and hor son at 1118 Hillcrest, took his ow n life with one shot to the head alt**r shooting the Kittens The son remained in McKenna Memorial Hospital today with an abdomen wound and was listed in stable condition A New Braunfels attorney who requested anonymity said he knew of several of Sledge s past relationships because he See V lOL E N T Pag* 2 NB property owners ignore repair notices Vft**r hearing Nolan > request. Jacobs .said ‘J don t believe that we commissioner* can address the matter quite frankly We do not have the purview to grant or deny your re quest said I omntissioner Ned Craigmde Commissioners told Nolan the case is one for the State Health I )epartment and the Texas W atar Commission Upon Nolan > insistence however the commissioners agreed to withhold a vote on the matter until more in formation is obtained and an opinion sought through the Texas Water Commission attorneys Nolan who obtained the services of a private certified stenographer to record the meeting commented that the conflicting information from the health department and other involved parties in the investigation of th** subdivi sum s w ater system was “a rotten can of worms ” tither action by the commissioners included the tabling and rescheduling of approval for gas pumps anti a wash rack for the Sheriff s I Apartment a report on the outside audit of the county by David Carr of R C Heed and Company Carr presented sev eral well received suggestions to the court pertaining to inter rial auditing procedures and budgeting Carr said that the county underspent its budget by $43.oui* last year which Carr says is either good budgeting or gt»*xi planning on your part for government this size ” extension of letter of credit for The Summit Ex ten sum Phase 5 (precinct 4» Final approval for Northcliff Fstates Model Home Park precinct 2> approval of lease agreement with Texas Municipal Finance Inc The leasing of a chip spreader and an oil distributor are part of the County Road l>epartnient's first year of a three year leasing plan approval of the County Sanitarian David Utke’i semi annual report Luke commented that the number of permits has decreased from last year bec ause bf rains in January abd a decline in the building industry since November all claims were approved By DAVID MAY Stall Venter Two-thirds of New Braunfels residents who received notices stating that they needed to repair detected sewage leaks from their in dividual lines have not complied or responded New Braunfels Utilities representatives told a small gather mg of West End residents Thursday evening According to MU tec hnical direc tor Roger Biggers the utilities May la mailed 180 notices to residents in "tructmg them they had 9*» days to repair sewage leaks on their proper ties or to at least respond Since then Biggers stated that 53 have taken corrective measures Of the 107 pr » perty owners remaining 82 had not contacted the utilities at all “We need the cooperation of residents to get these leaks fixed if we are ever going to get a handle on this “ said Biggers to approximately two dozen West Fnd residents who at tended a meeting with city officials concerning sewage and drainage pro blerns and corrective measures under w ay and planned Utilities officials said lateral sewage line repairs were a widespread problem and not contin cd strictly to the West Fnd Property owners are responsible for any sewer lint* damage detected on their pro perty and off a utility main We dont want to aggravate anyone or gel anybody in trouble we just want to get them fixed said Biggers Residents not complying to the utility's request could eventually face a Class U misdemeanor charge and be forced to appear in municipal court for violating plumbing and other codes, according to city sanitarian Craig Meppen If convicted of a Mass ( misde meanor. a person could Ii** fined by as much as $2uo and such convictions are not a court of record Such property owners who have received letters have until August 13 to respond according to Biggers He said the name" and addresses of those who not respond**! will s*»on be handed over to the city sanitarian who said he would then send a second notice extending their deadline another IO days Biggers said the highest repair cost to a property owner would be com plete placement of a lateral line which he estimated would cost about $1 .(NKI He said minor repairs such as cleaning caps run" Burnt $25 while most needed repairs ar** averaging costs around $2»h) to $ too Notices sent in \Lv by NBt tell the customer that if they cannot afford repairs the utilities will pay for them and the propertv owner can sign a See IGNORE Page 2 NBISD elementary students score high on assessment tests First grade students at New Braunfels ISI) schools are setting the standard for learning across the state according to the latest results of the Texas Assessment of Minimum Skills In every case the first graders have shown improvement.” said Linda Avila NBISD s assistant superintendent for curriculum She revealed students scores (lur mg an NBISD board meeting Tuesday “Our students are predicted to be performing better than ho percent of the students in the nation,” she added NBISD Superintendent Charles Baldberry said the scores are some of the highest in the state This is the second year that Texas school children have t**en given the TFAMS test Ninety six percent of NBISD first grade students demonstrated mastery of required mathematics skills coni part'd to m percent in 19H6 This year Ka percent of the local first graders mastered th** required reading skills up I percent from last year First grade students scored 94 percent in the wilting division of the test compared to Bn percent last year IF. AMS exams rn e a s u r e reading writing and mathematics skills of students in grades I, 3, 5 7. 9 and ll The tests were ad ministered for the first time rn Texas in October BUIS Scores for NBISD students grades 3, 5. 7 and 9 were released in June The test results indicate that NBISD students are function mg well above state percentages and expe* ted national standards ;