New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 9, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
M 0 0 9Gramm: Program has provided384 homes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost 400 low- and moderate-income families across Texas have become first-time homcbuyers under a pilot program that allowed them to purchase repossessed homes with low-interest loans, Sen. Phil Gramm says.See Page 3Committee approves accounting proposal
AUSTIN (AP) — “Bookkeeping measures” designed to move $1.2 billion more into the general revenue fund are needed to help balance the state budget, a state lawmaker said.See Page 6
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Cy Chapa and John Clay nupv. u.v . crates a little more this year during the sixth annual Birdie Bash at the Northcliffe Country Club. The pair will raise money for Santa Rosa’s Children’s Hospital by playing at least 450 holes of golf in five days.See Page 11A
Residents complain of poor cooperation
By DAVID BUILTA Staff Writer
A New Braunfels resident contends she and some of her classmates at a local beauty school received poor cooperation from the local Alamo Arca Council of Governments office when applying to enter a job training program.
“We feel like we’ve been given the run-around,” Teresa Hernandez said, expressing her concerns over problems she and some fellow students
encountered when applying for classroom training in the federal program.
Enacted by Congress in 1982, the purpose of the Job Training Partnership Act is to provide training for persons needing assistance in becoming productive workers.
JTPA arca offices of the Alamo Arca Council of Governments, such as the one in New Braunfels, conduct activities which match program parti-
See TRAINING, Page 2
Job program changes hands
AUSTIN (AP) — A S250 million job training program and more than IOO employees arc being taken away from the Texas Department of Commerce by Gov. Bill Clements in a reorganization revealed Wednesday.
See PROGRAM, Page 2
Weak ordinance allowing con artists opening in city
A weak city ordinance allows scam artists and pushy salesman to go door to door selling, convincing and luring people into bad deals without first obtaining a solicitor’s permit.
And police continue to receive complaints from residents wanting the solicitors to leave town.
“It’s becoming a very nagging problem,” said police spokesman Martin Mayer. “You have to learn to be rude.”
Airlines Breaking records
files for protection
By MICHAEL HIRSH Associated Press Writer
Eastern Airlines filed for protection from creditors in bankruptcy court today, the sixth day of a bitter strike by Machinists that virtually shut down the nation’s seventh-largest carrier and cost it up to $7 million a day.
The filing under Chapter ll in U.S.
Bankruptcy Court in New York is designed to give tottering Eastern a reprieve from bills and debts while it tries to restructure and extricate itself from the worst crisis in the history of the 60-year-old airline.
“It is the company’s intention to reorganize,’’ Bruce Zirinsky, an tunney for Eastern, said at bankruptcy court.
Eastern boss Frank Lorenzo, in an interview in The Washington Post today, said he would “resurrect as much of Eastern as possible’’ if the , I ^
airline is forced into bankruptcy court. A Coma| County road department paving crew this
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Restoration of the Main Plaza fountain is not quite as extensive as that of the Statue of Liberty, erected about the same time in the late 1800’s, but is just as important. John Coronado, left, and Raymond
Zavala, both of the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department, this week scrubbed the fountain clean and re-painted the white exterior and blue interior. (Photos by Deryl Clark)
Reports of paving and house painting scams, pushy people selling cleaning products, and lobbyists seeking money have surfaced in New Braunfels, again, recently.
The City of New Braunfels hasn’t had an ordinance requiring solicitors to register since a majority of a solicitors ordinance was dismissed in 1982 following a lawsuit
Third candidate seeks CISD seat
See SCAMS, Page 2
A Bulverde area man is the third candidate to file for a place on the Comal Independent School District board of trustees.
William S. “Bill” Smith officially entered the race for one of two positions to be decided in a May 6 election. The terms of board president Carter Casteel and trustee Don Tyler expire this year. Casteel announced she is seeking re-election. Tyler has not indicated if he will seek reelection. District Court Administrator Martin Allen entered the race Feb. 28. All trustees arc at-large and the two candidates receiving the most votes will be elected.
Smith said if elected he will work to help implement basic goals of the district. Goals include increased parental involvement in the educa-
See BOARD, Page 2
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a record of 70 miles of road resurfacing, breaking
last year’s record of 58-1/2 miles. Shown here cutting a ribbon, are paving foreman “Nacho" Martinez, center, and County Engineer Mac McCoy, second from right. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
William S. “Bill" Smith
Weather conditions couldn’t be
better for anyone wanting to enjoy the outdoors. There will be lots of sunshine today with a high of 72 degrees and an overnight low of 45 degrees. It will be more of the same for Friday with a high of 77 degrees and low of 56 degrees. The weekend will have early morning clouds which will be replaced with sunny, warm conditions.
Students creating a change
By DAVID BUILTA Staff Writer
There is a quiet revolution going on at Smithson Valley High School. Students are moving up and down the halls with apurpose.
The change is thanks to the school’s Peer Assistance, Leadership and Support Ogranization — PALS as they are known. These students have a mission to accomplish.
Members of PALS under through training in communication techniques, drug and alcohol abuse prevention information, group counseling processes and individual counseling and intervention methods to help fellow students.
The group organized in November after Jack Leach, a concerned parent; Dr. Joe Vicars, a history teacher at Ute school, and Joe Rogers, school principal, began to discuss the idea of forming a student group to help students deal with the problems which face them on a day-to-day basis.
Vicars said the organization is based on the conclusion that students
Sn PEER, Page 2
The Ferdinand Lindheimer chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas has changed its March 11 meeting location from Forke Store to Church in the Valley at Canyon Lake. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. and Marie Holm and Jeannette Morris will present a program on Irish settlers in Texas, lf you are a descendant of a member of the Republic of Texas and interested in joining, call Joyce Moore at 899-7515 or Marie Offerman at 629-6668....
New Braunfels Middle School FTA is hosting an open house and meeting tonight. The open house, which will follow the PFA meeting at 7 p.m., will feature die achievements of die middle school students and the public will be able to view die three “Odyssey of the Mind” teams which will compete in state competition in April. Tile projects will be set up iii the classrooms of OM advisors Bob Watson and Myra Lee Golf. The FTA will meet to elect officers for the 1989-90 school year. Parents also will be able to nominate their choice for NBISD’s Outstanding Teacher of die Year award recipient....
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8800, Start/ville at Canyon Lake, will host a St. Patrick’s Day dance Saturday night from 9 p.m. to I a.m. The Heart of Texas Band will play country and wcst-
See STAMMTISCH, Page 2
Vol. 137, No. 84
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
March 9, 1989
One Section, 14 Pages
Local sheriff ready Fountaino,old to fill up county jail
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
Jail overcrowding in Tarrant County will spill over into other Texas counties soon — possibly Comal County — after a state district judge ordered the transfer.
Ten to 15 additional prisoners can be accepted here, Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer said Thursday. “We don’t have that much additional space.”
State District Judge Joe Drago issued an order Wednesday to Tarrant County to send prisoners to other counties after a suit was brought by the City of Fort Worth, which sued the county for allegedly refusing to house some inmates who arc required by state law to be imprisoned in county
facilities pending trial.
Bremer said he plans to notify Tarrant County he is ready to receive a few additional prisoners. The Comal County jail population at the 147-capacity facility was 125 early today.
Comal County commissioners approved an interlocal cooperation agreement Feb. 27 giving Bremer the authority to house prisoners from other counties.
“We’re limited to the number of federal prisoners we can house” because of tax-free bond status, he said. “But that doesn’t carry over to other county prisoners.”
lf the jail is at maximum capacity, Comal County reserves the right to
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Judge orders prisoners moved
FORT WORTH (AP) — A state district judge, decrying overcrowded jails as a threat to safety, ordered Tarrant County to send prisoners to other counties.
State District Judge Joe Drago issued the order Wednesday after hearing a case brought before him by the City of Fort Worth, which sued the county for allegedly refusing to house some inmates who are required by state law to be imprisoned in county facilities pending trial.
See PRISONERS, Page 2