New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 31, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
2A Ne* Braunfe.s Herald Zeitung Wednesday, July 31,1985
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In preparation for bond sale, budget
CISD increases meetings
Comal ISD trustees will begin Inkling weekly meetings to sell the district’s $19.96 million in bonds, adopt the 1985-86 budget and set a
corresponding tax rate by Sept. 17.
The board usually meets once a month, but the new meeting schedule goes like this: Aug. 7. sale of bonds: Aug. 13. present proposed budget. award contract for bond depository and set budget hearing date: Aug. 20. approve amended budget (regular board meeting).PRGive me a home
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young children and would be euthanized if not adopted. For information, contact the Humane Society Animal ShelterTruck driver dies in highway fire
HOLSTON AF) — Work crews wert deaning up an east Houston freeway ramp left charred after a chert, a! tank rolled off a truck and burst "to flames, killing the truck driver
Thi driver identified as Eliga Th'imps n Jr 18. of Houston, died at the scene of the accident that occurred about 1:20 pm. Tuesday. pollee said.
Thompson was driving northbound on a Highway 225 exit ramp to Interstate 610 when a tank strapped onto the truck' flatbed fell onto the street and ruptured, said Fire
Concert set Thursday
The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department will have a
"Concerts rn the Park’* at 7 p.m. Thurs lay featuring the El Campo Band, Inc-The group plays Spanish, country-west cm and rock and has been together for the past seven years.
Bar.: member! include Lupe
Dor:.;r.quez. Hay round Perez, Rudy Medina, Cesar Moreno, Andrew Gome/. Xavier Guerreo, Tony Gar' ta and Nolberto Fabrias.
The concert will be held at the I .and Park dance slab. Patrons are invited to brine- lawn chairs and a sack dinner No glass containers are allowed Admission is free
Calendar of Events
New Braunfels Drainage Study
Committee: 7 p.m. tonight, Qty
Comal County Commissioners: IO
a.m. Thursday, County Courthouse.
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Department spokesman Shelton Morris
Thompson was thrown onto the road about IOO feet from the truck. Morris said.
No other injuries were reported
The truck was carrying methyl-
methylcrylate, a chemical used in manufacturing plastics, Morris said The chemical apparently ignited when the tank slipped off the trailer bed and onto the highway, he said.
Firefighters had the blaze, which extended across the exit ramp, under control about 2:45 p.m.. he said
Authorities said they hoped to reopen one lane of the ramp today after installing a temporary guardrail and cleaning up debris from the fire.
Baker said police believe the accident may have occurred because
the truck, leased by NSL Inc. of Gary, Ind . w as not designed to carry Hie chemical tank.
A spokesman for NSL who declined to be identified confirmed the company leased the truck but refused to discuss details of the accident.
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Also, Aug. 27, budget hearing and adopt budget: Sept. 3, take "record vote" on tax increase, and formally-set dates for tax hearing and tax rate adoption; Sept. 12. tax hearing: and Sept. 17. adopt tax rate (regular board meeting I.
All meetings will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Frazier Elementary , except for the Sept. 17 meeting at Smithson Valley Highschool.
At the Sept. 17 meeting, adoption for the tax rate is scheduled for 7
p.m., followed by the regular 7:3q p.m. board meeting.
The $19.96 million bond issue passed on May 18 by almost a three! I to-one margin, includes the con* struction of a new Smithson Valley High School and Canyon Middle School.
Various additions and renovations to all nine CISD campuses are also part of the bond package.
Comal teachers attend special writing semimar
Comal ISD will host a writing institute for its language arts teachers on Aug. 5-9.
Dr. Linda Woodson and Mrs Roberta Young, both experts in teaching composition writing supervision, will be the guest presenters at the institute, set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
CISD personnel who teach kindergarten through fifth grade will
attend a session by Woodson at Frazier Elementary, while teachers grades six through twelve will be guided by Young at Canyon Middle School.
The in-service program’s goal is to improve teaching strategies in composition, to increase teacher ability in utilizing the holistic scoring process, and to devise teaching activities appropnate to each w ruing
Participants will be able to define modes of writing, plan for classroom writing instruction, exanune positive feedback, and experience laboratory activities to practice writing in ti* various modes and evaluation methods
Carol Yarbrough, CISD curriculum director, is coordinator of the w riting institute.
Committee to request county funds
County commissioners will hear a request from the Sesquicentennial Committee for $16,000 in their meeting IO a m. Thursday on the first floor of the Courthouse.
.Also commissioners will ratify the terms of the Central Appraisal District lease agrement The terms were agreed to in last week’s commissioners court meeting. The appraisal district is again considering leasing space in the new .Annex once it is built.
A representative of the appraisal district attended last week s session and worked out a lease agreement with all but the price per square foot in it. County auditor Bate Bond will have those figures for commissioners
The appraisal district was
originally part of the plans as an occupant of the new Annex, but nusunderstandmg developed between the county and the appraisal district.
The appraisal district board looked into constructing their own building.
but budgetary limitations brought them back to the bargaining table with the county.
The lease agreement wilt still have to be approved by the appraisal district board.
.Also on the agenda, commissioners will discuss whether county elected officials should receive workers compensation, an option the county has under past legislation Also the county auditor w ill present the 1986 budget requests, an item on last week s agenda that was put off because Commissioners lx>reruo “Yankee" Camarillo and J L. • Jumbo" Evans had not had time to go over them w ith him These commissioners agreed to help with the budget process in a previous commissioners court meeting
Also Fred O'Neal, the count* s information systems manager, will present to commissioners the capabilities and deficiencies of the county ’s computer sy stem And two subdivision items are on
Thursday s agenda: final approval of Country Hills Unit 3 and acceptance of Netherhill subdivision as part of the county unit road sy stemCanyon band practice begins
The Cany on High School band will begin practice for all freshmen and new members Monday from 9 a rn lo noon at the high school band hall Practice for all band members will begin Aug 12 from 6 to 9 pm. Monday through Thursday^Dconj
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St. John's Thrift store re-opens
St John’s Bargain Box. a thrift and consignment store operated by St John s Episcopal Church, will reopen Thursday.
The store had been closed for extensive remodeling,
It is open from 9:30 a.in to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Fridays and from 9: 30 a.rn. to noon Saturday The store is located at Coll and Casten.
DRAW THE WEATHER SUBMITTED BY:
Jerry Dickey, Fifth Grade, Carl Schurz
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Other readings at 6 am war* 77 st Abilene Brown#*!** and San Angelo 79 at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and Wichita Fan* and 76 at Waco Staph*”*We and Austin ti Paso and Midland had 72 degrees
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Morth Teas* 90s Lows 70s
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South Tea** Sunny and hot days fair and mild nights isolated afternoon shower* coast Lows 70s eacept near BO coast High* 90* eacept uppei BO* coast and new IOO southwest
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