New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 30, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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July 30, 1991Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY / Home of Travis B. Steel
One Section, 12 PagesStammtischBest wishes
The New Braunfels Herald-Yeilung wishes “happy birthday” today to Sebastian Garcia, Raul Aguirre, Janette Mosley, Michael S. Mosley, Sibbie Ashley, Roger Simmons, Millie Galien, Jean Ker-lick, Tona Rhoads, Summer Scheel and Angela Calvert.
Belated birthday wishes to Mar* cia Ann Mata, Dawn Maldonado, Martin Espinoza, Debbie Espinosa, Garrett Matocha and Teresa Hernandez.
Celebrating anniversaries today, Joe and Janie Smith.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call die day before at 625-9144 — we'd like to share in the greetings.School Immunizations
The Comal County Health Department announces its schedule for immunizing children and adults prior to the beginning of school. Beginning Aug. I through A lg. 22, all walk-in immunization clinics will be at the Knight’s of Columbus Hall across from the main entrance to Landa Park. The clinics will be held each Tuesday and Ihuisday from 9-11 a m. and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday clinics will be tor all ages. Thursday clinics are reserved for individuals at least lour years of age. For more information call 620-5595.Candldste forum
Candidates running for the New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees will parti cipar in a forum tonight al 7 at Hic Education Center, 430 W. Mill St. The forum will be hosted by the New Braunfels chapters of the Texas Sate Teachers Associa-uon and the Texas Association of Professional Educators. Dan Garcia. consumer reporter for KMOL television, will be the moderator.Volunteer meeting
A volunteer meeting at Vista Village Retirement Community will be Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 5:30 p.m. at Vista Village, 264 Loma Vista. All prospective volunteers arc encouraged to attend. For more inhumation coll 625*1202.Rummage sale
New Braunfels' Historic Museums Association is collecting items for an Aug. 22 rummage sole to benefit its members — Sophien burg Museum and Archives, Con* lavation Society (operators of Conservation Plaza), and Heritage Society (Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture). Donations are being accepted at Conservation Plaza coch Saturday morning or pickup can be arranged by calling Dennis Heitkamp at 625-7541 or Pom Brandi at 629 0004.Book aals
Pock up those books from spring cleaning and donate them to the Friends of the Dittlinger Memorial Library annual book sole. The book sole is slated for Oct. 4 and 5. lake books to the library at 37^ Magazine Ave. or call 629-3048 to make arrangements for them to be picked up at your home. For more information call the library at 625 8919.Summsrfsstlvsl
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church ll sponsoring us annua Set a t AMM TISCH, Raga SAGood Day
CAD gets new chief appraiser
By MARK WARNKEN Sift ti Writer
The Comal Appraisal District board on Monday named Allen W.
McKinley, 47, currently Trinity County’s top appraiser, as the new chief appraiser.
The board of directors unanimously voted to hire McKinley, one of seven finalists for the position, at a salary of $46,300 after a IO minute executive session during a special meeting.
called ofter the board delayed the scheduled decision for a week.
The new chief appraiser is a native of Spring Branch in the Houston area and a graduate of the University of Houston. He is scheduled to start Sept. I. His family now lives in Groveton.
McKinley, a registered professional appraiser and state tax assessor collector, is a certified tax administrator and a certified instructor for the
state Property Tax Board.
His professional activities include membership in the Texas Association of Assessing Officers and the Society of Farm and Ranch Managers and Appraisers. He also serves as a Texas Association of Appraisal Districts regional trustee.
Formerly. McKinley was chief appraiser in Austin County.
"We think that he was the best-qualified person for the job, but it
wasn't an easy decision,’’ board Chairman S.D. David Jr. said. “He comes very highly regarded.”
David said McKinley plans to visit Comal County this week to begin looking for a home, preferably a rural location where he can pursue his love of quarter horses.
"For me. it was a very difficult choice to make,” board member Harvey Pape said. ‘There were some very good applicants. We picked who
we thought stood out.”
The board interviewed the seven
finalist* on July 12 and 17. Former Comal County Chief Appraiser R. Richard Rhodes Jr. left the agency in February to take the top appraiser post
in Ellis County.
Also voting were Vice Chairman Raymond Soechung. Secretary Neil Craigmile and board member Felipe
Middleton will fill vacancy on CISD board of trustees
Participants in this week t Texas Young Women of the Year Program pose on the etape of the band eland in New Braunfels historic Main Plaza (Photo by Kane Wenzel)New Braunfels greeting Young Women of Year
Taking umc out today from reheat ■all and photo teutons to villi the state Capitol and governor’! mansion In Auotin are contestants in this week's Texas Young Woman of the Year Program, to be staged in New B»aun/cl»
A variety of weekend acuities, including photo opportunities an his tone Main Plaza and a picnic with their butt familia*, gloated participants in ibis year's event On Sunday, the high school senior* involved in the program were guest* of Sis Peter and Paul Catholic C hurch, where they were honored al a reception following Mass The young women then went to Vista Village to shore lunch with the resident*
Following a busy momma of rehearsals Monday, they attended a luncheon boated by the New Broon* fell Newcomers Club.
Other local events arc planned for the 23 panic ipam* from throughout the state (in Wednesday, they will be the luncheon guests of the New Braunfels Rotary Club at Eagles Hall and the dinner guests of inc New Braunfels Elks Lodge Their community appearances will continue
thursday when they are lunch guest* of the New Braunfels Noon Lions Club.
Representing New Braunfels in the program ii Kourtney Leanne Gocrgcs
She is the daughter of Bd and Tina emerges of New Braunfels and wilt be a senior at New Braunfels High School this foil.
More than 26.OOO young women enter iheorogram each year and more than 1,200 local winners participate in the 50 state finals. These winners advance to the national compeution in Mobile, Ala
The preliminary program will be begin at 7.30 p m. Thursday and Friday evenings ai the New Braunfels Civic Center, with final competition set for 7 30 p m Saturday A panel of judges will evaluate the participants on scholastic achievement, creative and performing ans, fun***, presence and composure and their abtltty to rcmam poised under pressure
ticket*, available at the door, are 15 each for Thursday and Friday's preliminaries On Saturday, general admission is $6 and reserved scots ore 8 pm
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
The Comal Independent School District Board of Trustees appointed James M. “Jim” Middleton on Monday to fill a vacancy on the board created with the resignation of Bill Smith earlier this year on May 16.
Middleton is a resident of Spring Branch in Western Comal County and works as « budget and planning anal yet for U S Automobile Association. an insurance company arid holds a master of business administration degree He is currently working with the Mayor of New Braunfels on a special project, he said Finishing fourth in the last election, when three trustees were elected, he was just 35 votes short of being elected to th.* board at that time, CISD officials said.
Middleton served ut the Air Force for 21 years His wife s name is Linda and his son, James, graduated this year from Smithson Valley High School as laiuiaionan His daughter Christina. 15. is a Smithson Valley High School student and another son, Ryan, 14, attends Smithson Valley Middle School Middleton, 46. said he mn for the board of trustees because of “the need for strong leadership, planning, and budget decision making capabilities, which match my strongest assets '*
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CISD retains class ranking plan despite threat of legal action
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Wrtiar
The Comil Independent School District Board of Trustees approved continuing the use of a class ranking system as adopted on December 21. 1987, after legal action threatened at on earlier meeting failed to materialize At the CISD board meeting on May 27, the board tabled action to consider the system when Smithson Valley High School parent Scott Watson said his attorney had advised him that the system may be illegal and that. since the board was unresponsive to a request for change, a lawsuit may need to be filed to force action tot ha : the system
“No poaiible legal action has come to the attention of the district st this time," Superintendent Joe Rogers said.
Rogers said that lawyers have reviewed the system and determined that "opponents have no legal leg to stand on "
rhcrc had been claims that the system was implemented retroactively and that school officials did not propet ly inform students and parents about the system The matrix used to calculate class rank wa* first published in the student handbook during the 1990-91 school year,
The system involves the weighting of grades so that students will be rewarded for taking certain advanced and honors classes which may be more challenging than the regular curriculum Other classes arc negatively weighted to reflect their nonacademic nature These weighted figures are used only to determine final clos* ranking, mn for actual grade point averages.
Trustee Don Craighead said that he wanted to go on record os saying thai administrators he has talked with from other school districts My “we've gone too far "
Craighead cited an example where a student would take a study hall instead of another class which may hun his OPA due to the weighted grades situation Craighead, along with Trustee Tom Potter voted against tabling the issue at the May meeting
The vote to maintain the system thai is currently rn place was unanimous at Monday * meeting.
Man jailed in pizzeria robbery
By ROBER! »I EWART Blaff Writer
A New Braunfels man remain* in the Comal County Jail on charges of robbery in lieu of posung bond. jarl ofTic uds said,
Moran Alemanin was arr os led after he allegedly rubbed the Little Caesar's Pizza restaurant ti 118 N. Walnut in New Braunfels, said Martin Mayer, New Braunfels Police Depart mein suukcsjuan
Bond was set at $35,OU) by Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace R O, Due Blanchard,
An astute witness called police when he saw a man go into the place with his face covered.' Mayer said. "The witness got the license plate number and off leers were able to apprehend the suspect shortly after he left the scene "
The unde lei mined amount of cash
taken rn the robbery was recovered, Mayer said
It is uncertain whether a weapon was used in the robbery, he said.
Mayer said that the suspect hod his children with him in the car at the ame he was apprehended
"The kids told the officer they had just been to Little Caesar's but the mon wouldn't give them a pizza,” Mayer said
Winds gusting to about 60 mph Monday afternoon lifted this small plane from its berth at the New Braunfels Municipal Airport, pulling security chains out of the ground and snapping some. Damage to the craft's tail, wings, windshield and engine could equal a total loss, said an airport employee who believed the plane belongs to a visitor. The storm, which hit about 3:45 p.m., brought with it only .02 inch of ram. (Photo by Robert Stewart)