New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 6, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
New Speaker calls for end to discord
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thomas S. Foley of Washington, taking the gavel today as speaker of the House, says he wants mutual respect to replace the suspicion and bad feeling that scarred Jim Wright’s
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Senate debates taxes, spending legislation
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fights loom over a tax law and a new surtax on the elderly as the Senate resumes debate on a $3.3 billion spending bill that is rapidly becoming as multi-faceted as the government itself.
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Vol. 137, No. 147
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June 6, 1989
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Comal County sheriff’s authorities are looking for a clean-shaven white male who entered a house on River Road recently and possibly attempted to sexually assault the resident.
Early in the morning of May 29, the suspect entered the house near Mountain Breeze Camp at 12:18 a.m.
“She woke up and he was right beside the bcd,” said Chief Deputy Wayne Hohcrz. “She jumped up to go get her gun and he took off.”
The woman, in her 30s, screamed several limes. The suspect left through the back door. He had entered through the unlocked front door.
“She left it unlocked for her husband," Hohcrz. said.
The suspect is described as 5-fcct 9-inchcs tall with light brown hair and clean-shaven face. He was last seen wearing a red
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NBISD board eyes tax increase plans
By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer
New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees is planning to raise the tax rate and teachers’ salaries.
During a relatively quiet public hearing Monday evening, the board presented its proposed budget. That budget will include a 3.0026-percent increase in the current tax rate, up to $1.06 per $100 valuation from $1.03 per $100 valuation. The school board will vote on the budget and tax rate Friday at the Education Center board room at 7:30 p.m.
Lonnie Curtis, assistant superintendent for, finance, explained that there will be little more than $16 difference between this year’s taxes and next year’s. The average home value in the district is $60,675, and those homes that
Foreign embassies urging nationals to leave Beijing
BEIJING (AP) — Foreign embassies today advised their nationals to leave Beijing as martial law troops continued random shooting in the streets, and some countries arranged charter flights to speed the evacuation.
Hundreds of anxious foreigners jammed airline offices and swamped embassy sw itchboards with telephone calls. Several thousand filled the international departure arca of Beijing Airport, many trying to buy standby tickets.
The U.S. Embassy, which today urged its nationals to
Mourners delay Khomeini burial
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was buried Tuesday alongside followers who died in the Islamic revolution that carried him to power.
Thousands of Revolutionary Guariis and civilians pushed and shoved around the graveside, kicking up clouds of dust as Khomeini’s body was l iken from a metal casket alai lowere d to the grave at 4:4$ p.m.
“They are burying a sacred body,” screamed a television announcer, his
voice hoarse with emotion, as soldiers piled concrete blocks on top of the shrouded body.
Burial of the 86-year -old fun dumentalisi patriarch was delayed when frenzied mourners blocked the funeral procession and some of the vast crowd grabbed die corpse from the open coffin, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported.
Khomeini’s body fell to the ground and the people ripped his white burial shroud to pieces for mementos of the
District, county clerks gather for conference
By STEFANIE DAVIS SUH Wider
District and county clerks representing counties across the state of Texas pulled into New Braunfels this week for the 94th annual conference iii Count y and District Clerk’s Association o Texas.
“I think it will be a success for tieing a small town,” said Comal County ( Jerk Rosie Bovenbury, who lobbied t or the conference rn be in New Braunfels three years ago.
During the conference, which began at J this morning at die Civic Center, clerks will discuss different issues, hear speakers, elect new officers and ha' e some fun.
“With d ie ’87 legislation, the clerks have to he certified, we have to maintain with continuing education, so we get credit for these conferences,” Bosenbury said. “We have to maintain IO hours a year of continuing education ”
Bosenbui y started lobby trig for the conference in 1986 Members of the association ✓cued lo have the confer* ence in New Braunfels in 1987, beating out four oliver cities Bosenbury
said New Braunfels received approximately 14$ votes, while Wichita Falls received about $4 The conference will be in Laredo next year.
Approximately 400 people are unending the conference Activities for family members include a tup to Natural Bridge Caverns and Wildlife Ranch, Garden Ridge Potter) and Aquarena Springs.
“In our registration form, we gave them a list of activities to give us their preference and these were the lop three,” she said about the activities Edward Rosewell, county treasurer of Cooke County, III., and president of International Association of data, Reporters, Eiecuon Officials arui Treasurers, will speak along with other presidents of state organizations “Everybody wanted to come to New Braunfels,” Bosenbury said about all the speakers coming.
Bosenbury serves on the state nominating and clerk’s manual committees for the association
qualify for the homestead exemption will be valued at $55,675 for tax purposes. The current tax rate dictates a total of $573.45 for those homes while the new tax rate would raise that figure to $590.16.
“It’s a lot lower than we expected at this time last year,” Curtis said.
Perry Wingfield approached the board and requested that it not raise the tax rate because trustees had done so four years in arow.
Cutis responded, “Unless you cut people, there are very few places to cut.”
President Bob Self also added the district is opening a new elementary school and some of the budget categories would have decreased had it not been for the new school.
leave Beijing, hung small American flags from the doors of embassy vehicles and taped signs to the windows saying in Chinese, "American Embassy,” apparently hoping to discourage attack.
Soldiers at some intersections have fired at any passing vehicles.
A U.S. Embassy spokeswoman said on condition of
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Teen charged in area assault
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
A 15-year-old San Antonio boy has been returned to the custody of his parents after being charged with sex ually assaulting a Comal County woman recently.
A detention hearing was conducted Monday at the Comal County Courthouse* and County Court-At-Law Judge Ronald Prichard ordered the boy back to the parents. A strict curfew was imposed on the youth.
“It was a very strict curfew,” said juvenile probation officer Carol Robison. “He has to report into our office individually. He will have to come once a week.
“There will be more contacts by phone,” she said.
“I’ve already talked to the parents today. The parents were very cooperative and we feel like there won’t be any problems,’’ Robison said.
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Officials trying to identify body
revered revolutionary leader.
In the chaos of the millions of mourners, Khomeini's son was knocked down, but appeared uninjured.
State television later showed mourners grabbing the body and pulling the shroud, until die feet could be seen. Then the broadcast was cut off abruptly for several minutes.
Khomeini’s body was whisked to
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By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writar
A body found floating in Canyon Lake Thursday could be that of a 58-ycar-old San Antonio who was presumed drowned in August 1988.
“I haven’t gotten the dental x-rays back from Houston yet," said Ll. Rudy Rubio, who is attempting to identify die body.
The body was sent to the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office in Austin for positive identification.
A man’s body was found June I at approximately I p.m. off the shores of Canyon Park bv a boater who con
tacted the Fort Sam Recreation Center.
Authorities from the Fort Sam Recreation Center then went out to recover the body.
Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Howard Smith ordered an autopsy.
Approximately IO months ago, 58-year-old Robert Daniels was seen falling out of a boat near the north shore of Canyon Lake.
“The person attending the boat — the witness — attempted to toss the life jacket or personal flotation
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ference of the County and District Clerks Association at the Civic Center this week. (Photo by Deryi Clark)Good day
Only a slight chance of rain is included in the forecast for the next few days. Today will be partly cloudy with a high of 97 degrees and an overnight low of 74 degrees. Winds will be IO mph out of the southeast. Conditions will remain partly cloudy with highs in the 90s and lows in the 70s through Thursday.
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Beginning today and until June 13. North Plum and North Peach streets will be closed bet weal West San Antonio and West Mill. New Braunfels Utilities contractors are doing some work there ...
If you want to call the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department, be careful to call 629-PARK (629-7275). Remember to dial 629- because 625- is not correct. To reach the Rec Center, call 620-PLAY (620-7529)....
City Sanitation Department supervisor Don Jackson said be wants to thank city street crew members Roland Martinez, foreman; Fernando Gomez, foreman, and Lr as mo Gutierrez and Jesse Gomez for the work they did Saturday during the citywide cleanup sponsored by Waste Manage mem Inc and tile Safe City Commission The cleanup allowed rest dents to throw away 3,000 yards of trash and 120 yards of recyclable metals...
Nurses are in high demand the* days. Jobs are available in New Braunfels and neighboring communities. The St. Philip’* College Nursing Program, in affiliation with McKenna Memorial Hospital, offers a one-year prog ram in vocational nursing Gradu ates of this program have enjoyed a high success rate cai state licensing examinations and in finding fulfilling employment
That program, under the super vision of Gary Siogsdill, is now accepting applications for the fall 1989 semester. Deadline for appl* cations is Aug 3. Classer are conducted at McKenna For mure information, call 625-9111, extension 244....
The deadline for entering the American Poetry Association's contest in June 30. The contest is open to the public and entry is free Grand prize in this competition is $1,000 and first prize is $500, That are 152 prizes worth a total of $11,UUU
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