New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 25, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
■HMINBISD's budget hearing is tonight at 7:30p.m.
New Braunfels, Texas
June 25 1987 25 Cents
One Section, 14 Pages
Vol 134, No 124
It was on June 23, 1887 that Peter Faust, Ii. Dittlinger and John Faust laid the cornerstone of a null at San \ntonio and Yankee streets. This mill is known to most of us as the Dittlinger Flour Mill. On the 100th anniversary of this industry that has contributed much to the grow th and development of New Braunfels, Bruno Dittlinger and Franziska Dittlinger I Jebscher believe it is only fitting that we should remember the accomplishments of all the men who planned, managed and contributed their knowledge to the organization to make it a successful business for a century.
These men, were they among us today, would be joining us in our congratulations on the 100th anniversary of the mill and in our wishes for another successful century," the Dittlinger family says. Congratulations to one of the oldest businesses in town from another one....
The Farmers Home Administration in Comal County will hold its election June 30 Clinton Boldt is the candidate for the Bexar/Comal race and more information on voting procedures can be obtained from the FmHA Office, 210 E Live Oak, P.O. Box 630, Seguin, Texas 78156 ...
Tips on Working Together On the Job Communication" — something we all probably could use some pointers on — will be presented in a free seminar for all who work for a living at HCA Hill Country Hospital July 7 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Managers spend up to 70 percent of their day dealing with people to solve misunderstood instructions, changes in plans and much more. "Working Together" focuses on how to free up some of that time by developing clearer understanding and cooperation among co-workers.
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Partly cloudy skies will hide the sun only a little bit today as the high temperature is expected to reach 96 with southwesterly winds at IO mph Tonight will give us partly cloudy skies and low of 75 with southeasterly winds at IO mph. Friday will see a 20 percent chance of showers and a "cooler" temperature of 92 with east winds at IO mph. Saturday through Monday will be the same old thing with late night and early morning clouds giving way to partly cloudy days and highs in the 90s
Lifeguards credited with saving Landa pool swimmer
By DAVID MAY Staff Writer
A resident of River Hardens this morning is reported to be in stable condition in intensive care at a San Antonio hospital after he apparently suffered an attack and nearly drowned Wednesday afternoon at the spring-fed pool in I .anda Park.
Victor Hajek. 39. was swimming alongside another member of the group visiting the park sn rather shallow water when he .suddenly went down Screams of his female companion reportedly alerted tw lifeguards who rushed into the pool pulled the man out with th* assistance of a River Gardens staff member and performed cardio-
Girl found safe with no snake bite injury
Canyon I-ake Fire Department personnel located a 13-year-old girl about 9:35 a m. today after resuming what had been a late-night search for the missing child near Cranes Mill Park
Sgt. Milton Willmann of the Comal County Sheriff’s Department said the girl was with a group of other juveniles near Cranes Mill Park Wednesday night when she reportedly left the group The girl was reported missing shortly after midnight.
Sheriff’s deputies and fire department officials searched the area until about 2 a rn today and resumed the search at 7 a ni
The child was found in good health near the SAS Ice and Bait House near Startzville She had not suffered any snake bite as was originally reporter to officials.
Willmann said the child has beet reunited with her parents who are local residents.
Twelve boys from the Valiev View Christian School in Smithson Valley assisted the sheriff’s deputie- and fire department personnel in their search
Cranes Mill Park, along with all other parks surrounding Canyon lake, is closed to the pubiu I S Army Corps officials said the road leading into the park is closed
Hajex was first taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital and then tran-derred to Nix Hospital in San Antonio. Hospital personnel at both facilities would not disclose the nature of the man s illness, though it is believed he may have suffered a stroke
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Luling man dies after bull rages
Bv JOHN KASTNER
MARION - A 29-year-old [ailing man is dead following a bullriding accident here Wednesday night Elijah Clark was participating in practice bull rides held each Wednesday at Vie s Arena when a 1,500 pound Brahman bull threw Clark about 12 feet After Clark landed on his back, the bull began
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A lot of folks curious about reports of record releases from Canyon Lake have shown up at Canyon Darn s release gates to view the thundering spectacle of more than 5,200 cubic feet of water gushing through the gates every second Despite advisories to the
contrary many people are Dravmg tne uuadalupe River tor tubing and others simply ignore posted warnings These folks simply like life on the edge (Photo by Leslie Kriewaidt)
NBISD board can do what it wants,
One more time—
but staff isn't recommending any changes in the proposed $15.5 total
By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer
After a round of legally questionable tax and budget hearings. New Braunfels Independent School District trustees will try it again during the first of two public forums intended to garner meaningful public comment on local school taxes and expenses
I-onnie Curtis, New Braunfels LSD’s finance director, is proposing no changes in the 1987-88 school district tax rate and budget that are being considered for a second time by NBISD trustees this week
I'm not going to say there won t be any changes) because if the board wants changes, they’ll make changes," Curtis said The NBISD tax hearing to allow public comment on the proposal to set the tax rate at 97 cents per HOO valuation or 7.975 percent above the current effective rate will begin at 7:30 p.m. tonight at th** Education Center. 431 W Mill St
The proposed tax rate and budget were adopted by the board of trustees during a June 4 meeting Because of concerns raised by citizens that the board violated state regulations by not allowing public comment, the board decided to go through the tax and budget process again The briard will consider the budget and accept
public comment Monday Following the budget hearing, which begins at 7 30 pm Monday, th. board us expected to vote on both the proposed budget and tax rate The proposed $15.5 million budget provides for increases in personnel pay and utility expenses Curtis said there are no other r* commended increases over last year's budget The finance director said only about 10-15 percent of the total budget is really flexible."
As the Texas legislature contemplates a budget for the coming year, public education funding is in jeopardy While some school districts are holding up their budget proc e s until the state funding issue is resolved and other districts are saying they may not have funds to open in September, Curtis said NBISD w ill be ready for school NBISD begins tax collection in July rather than in the fall as do many other districts.
Curt's said that while the district has the fund.4 to open with in September, depending on the legislature s action, he anticipates state funding could be cut substantially lest year, state funding provided just more than 56 percen' of local
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'87 season swim passes OK before Solon s' action
New Braunfelsers holding season swim passes to the Olympic and Spring Fed pools will be entitled as of Saturday to use those ducats to enter Prince Solms Park Tube Chute
Parks and Recreation Director David Whatley Wednesday said city officials have agreed to allow season swim pass holders to begin using the Prince Solms Park facility this weekend instead of waiting until the July 13 City Council meeting when the resolution is expected to be made official.
Council voted earlier this week to approve the Parks and Recreation Department Advisory Board's
recommendation The ooard ha I requested in its rec mmendation to handle the change administratively
Hopes of the board are that with the change, local residents will utilize the facility more frequently and that the move may bolster season swim pass sales. The Tube Chute was the only parks facility that did not incorporate a lower user fee for residents, said Whatley
Costs for season swim passes, available at the park's office located in luanda Park, are children. SIS adults. $30: senior citizens. $15, and. family, ISO
Alarm system control measure receives first reading by NB council
By DAV IO MAY Staff Writer
Security system owners will be allowed one less false alarm per calendar year and would then be charged w ith a misdemeanor offense for every ensuing false alarm under proposed revisions in New Braunfels licensing and permitting of burglar alarm systems.
The ordinance amendment, which will change the title of Section 13, Article 5 of the code of ordinances from Burglar Alarm Sy stems" to ‘Security Alarm Systems", was given its first reading approval by City Council Monday .
Among the major changes, needed to bring the ordinance into compliance with Senate Bill 103 which becomes effective Jan I, are allowing five false alarms per permit year from the current six allowed, making each ensuing false alarm a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of between $25 and $50 and doing away with the required warning letter from the police department that the maximum number of false alarms had been received
Presently, when more than the allowed number af false burglar alarms were received, the owner faced having his operating permit revoked, requiring reapplication and inspection fees of $100 to $400
The amended ordinance, if passed, stipulates no permits would be revoked for excessive false alarms, but it stipulates that the owner would
be charged with a misdemeanor in Municipal Court for each offense While excessive false alarms would be punishable upon conviction with fines of $25 to $50 any >ther violation of the code would be punishable ay a misdemeanor conviction anc fin* ot up to $200 All security alarm sy stems except those for autos and those which notify only the owner from inside the property are required to be permitted Failure to comply is considered a Class C misdemeanor A faise alarm is described rn the ordinance as An alarm will be declared false if upon physical inspection of the alarm site by an officer of the New Braunfels Police Department there is no apparent indication of attempted or actual illegal activity having taken place, and it is determined not to have been caused by an act of God."
Police Chief Burne. Boeck said the revisions make enforcement more manageable and less cumbersome "This clears ongoing problems that effect all cities and police departments that try to observe alarms," Boeck said Boeck called the warning letters to system owners following faise alarms "redundant” since the owner has to be notified anyway during a false alarm.
Citing an average of three taise alarms received a day, Boeck aiao said the reduced number of false
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Comal County’s volunteer chairman of the sales of U.S.
Savings Bonds E P Nowotny announces this week that sales of Series EE Bonds here amounted to $25,362 during March. That makes the October 1986 through March 1987 total for the county $391,634, which i ('presents 48 percent of the ounty’s 1987 assigned dollar goal of $815,000
Sales in the state for the first ha If of the fiscal year amounted to $232,781,413 an increase of $44 million over the same period last year Nationally, March 1987 sales of Series EE Bonds totaled $703 million, an increase of 17 percent over last year and the highest sales or any March since 1978 Savings Bonds held by the American public •las reached an all-tirne high of $94 7 billion. Bond watchers report that much of the sales growth can be attributed to the new market-based i ate which was effective Nov I,
Pete says that more information about current rates is available by calling toll-free, 1-800-US BONDS.
( all Pete at 625-3643 for more bond information....
New Braunfels Emergency Medical Service paramedics check the reponsiveness of near drowning victim Victor Hajek, 39. Wednesday af ternoon at Landa Park Spring Fed tool as a on cerned friend (foreground) look . on Hajek ip
patently suffered an attack while in the pool and
went under Parks Director David Wnatley and two
unidentified pool staffer- >t md bv to help Photo by
I esiie Kriewaidt)