New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 16, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeltung, New Braunfels, Texas
Sunday, June 1b, 1991Area briefs
Salary hike denied
BOERNE — Despite a recent 5.7 percent teachers’ pay raise and a similar increase in compensation for other Boerne Independent School District employees, trustees recently denied a salary increase for administrators.
In a recent executive session, trustees defeated 5-2 a motion by Pam Plunkett to give 5.7 percent more pay to counselors, directors, principals, assistant principals, special education coordinator, superintendent and assistant superintendent. Mcllic Bergman joined Plunkett on the yea vote. Opposing the move were board president Corky Corcoran, vice president Jim Deals, secretary Rosemary Piper and trustees Ray Lee and Erwin “Diz” Reeves.
Also discussed was the need for a school in the Bexar County portion of the school district. Action was postponed pending study by the facilities planning committee.Situation calming
BLANCO — A “shootout” failed to materialize as Blanco City Council, led by Mayor Ryan Trimble, waded through a lengthy agenda with tact, restraint and humor.
Verbal fireworks had been anticipated with the scheduled appearance of the local group Concerned Citizens for Blanco. Member Mary Goddcn expressed relief at the mood of the meeting.
Topics of discussion included garbage collection fees, dollar cost of improvements requiring building permits and a new junk car ordinance.Widow named JP
BOERNE — Kendall County Commissioners Court has appointed Gwen Meade, widow of former Precinct I Justice of the Peace Rod Meade, to fill out his unexpired term.
Meade died May 15 following open heart surgery.
Mrs. Meade had been an unsuccessful candidate for district court clerk. She was chosen 3-1, besting a field of candidates that included former JP Ed Seitz, defeated by Meade in
September; former Kendall County deputy George Toler, court bailiff Glenn Crowe and attorney Dan Griffin.Council slate grows
FREDERICKSBURG — A sixth person has joined the rank of those seeking a place on Fredericksburg’s expanded City Council.
The special election, the result of a recent change to a home rule form of government, will be Aug. IO.. Two members will be elected and will serve until May 1992.
Candidates include Timothy Koock, Kevin Kopplingcr, Claribel W. Hanncmann, Kenneth A. Kunz, Don Stevens and Linda Langcrhaus.Fraternity suspended
SAN MARCOS — The Zeta Theta chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos has been suspended for three years following an administrative investigation of hazing and risk management violation allegations.
Sanctions imposed by SWTSU officials include suspension of the group’s recognition as a student organization, prohibiting group attendance at school functions. PKA cannot recruit new members, sanction or sponsor social functions and is not eligible for Interfratcmity Council membership. The group may apply for recognition after May 31,1994.
The chapters two-year history of disciplinary problems includes the school’s placement of the house of probation, its ban from hosting prerush parties and its assignment as cosponsor of alcohol awareness programs and community service projects.Remodeling planned
BOERNE — With the successful move of the Boerne Public Library to its new home, city officials# now are planning to remodel its former home for use as a police station.
Architects with W.E. Simpson, the city’s engineering firm, have been commissioned to draw the plans. Preliminary estimates place the cost of
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Designs arc based on a sketches by Boerne Police Department Lt. Ron Marquis. Featured will be separate offices for officers, a room for patrolmen andj( a holding/interrogation room.Wimberley teachers chosen
WIMBERLEY — Two teachers from Wimberley Secondary School have been chosen for summer enrichment programs.
Science department director Ron Richards will be one of IO Texas science teachers attending the 1991 Summer Workshop Program for Science Teachers at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He will be
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Group demands vote
GEORGETOWN — The Williamson County Taxpayer’s Association want the county to hold an election to gel voters’ permission before issuing up lo $950,000 worth of certificates of
Kathy Hcidcman, a members of the association’s board of directors, said 30 members have signed up for the drive to collect the estimated 4,000 signatures needed to force an election.
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The court voted 3-1 to accept the wording. The wording was questioned because in did not specify the certificates of obligation arc “Williamson County scries 1991, not to exceed $950,000.”Monument honors Gulf commandos
NAVARRE, Fla. (AP) — A monument honoring 14 U.S. commandos killed when their Air Force plane was downed in the Persian Gulf War was dedicated in this Florida Panhandle community.
“They were true heroes,” Maj. Gen. Thomas Eggers, commander of the Air Force Special Operations Command, said at the ceremony Friday. The crew of the downed AC-130
Spectre gunship was stationed at Hurlburt Field, near this town where some of the victims lived.
The gunship was hit by antiaircraft fire while trying to destroy an Iraqi missile battery that threatened U.S. Marines fighting off an Iraqi incursion into Saudi Arabia in January.
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