New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 16, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
Best wishes Art show
Th. N*w Braunfels Herald-Zeitung tend. Birthday withe* to Lone Star School will preeont their Bret annual second-grade Joe Joe Hernandez, and Jerry Molina. art show at Texas Commorco State Bank. A reception will bo hold ^Belated Birthday withe* go to Verne Mae Kohlenberg and Dreg from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.. Thursday, March 18.
Anniversary wishes go to Vicky and Ken Haecker. . Qnss^hrrsfi Belated Anniversary wishes go to Joanne and Frank Villanueva opwcngran
T Speechcraft, a learning experience; will be sponsored by New
Cardiac Arrest Braunfels Toastmaster Club. The stations will meet 7-9 p.m.
The American Heart Association will bs arresting local residents k§ts for ciriit week»snd** °P?P Mr-crim** against th. heart’March 18-18. Tho annual Aind-rais- „ ft* Pubhe- Th* *'*•* wiH mMt at tha Victoria Bank North ST will be belast the Mill Store Plait Office where arrest warrants # hi
will be arranged. All proceeds go to the American Heart Association. More information is available at 636-2217 or 935-2367.
More information Is available at 625-5760, or 626-6872. Bee BtemmUanh page T
Manual Alvear takas a long, hard look at tha standoff between cult mambare and fadaial agents In Waoo and what New Braunfels residents have to say about It.
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Loo Sweeten of the Texas Department of Health In Uvalde applies makeup to simulate injuries on George Amen of the New Braunfels Fire Department. The two were taking part in an emergency response drill being performed this morning at Canyon High School. A simulated traffic accident was performed at 9:24 a.m. today to demonstrate the response of emergency service agencies to students. Photo by John Huseth.
Rogers sent backtoSVHS by trusteesBond issue put on May ballot
By ROBERT STEWART Special to the Herald-Zeftung
SMITHSON VALLEY — Joe Rogers will return as principal of Smithson Valley High School after being removed from his role as Comal ISD superintendent by the CISD board of trustees Monday.
Rogers said he was not pleased at being the board's decision to remove him as superintendent • “Of course not,” he said. “But this is the best thing I think for the Rogers family right now and I think it's the best filing maybe for the CISD right now.”
Rogers said he was looking forward to returning to Smithson Valley, where he served as principal before becoming CISD superintendent
“I love this place—great kids, great faculty,” he said.
As a part of the motion made by Leroy Good son, vice-president, Rogers’ name was cleared of “any discrimination or violation of school board policy.”
“I’ve never doubted my record has ever been tarnished,” Rogers said. “Tonight they've given public statements that I've been exonerated of any of these charges and that makes me feel good.”
Board president Bill Hays said the search for a new superintendent would begin soon.
That will start shortly. At the next workshop, we will outline the format of how we’re going to proceed in that regard,” Hays said. “You'd like to nave one (a new superintendent) June I at
the latest or sooner if possible— we don't know how realistic that is."
In other business, the board failed to give Smithson Valley Head Basketball Coach Bill MacLeay an intent of non-renewal as recommended by outgoing SVHS Principal Ron Hayworth, allowing MacLeay to remain on the job.
MacLeay was recently removed from teaching an algebra class in which most students were failing.
“I always felt all along if people would have found out the facts of what was going on that there really was no ofiter choice to be made,” MacLeay said. “I know they made the right decision, so we'll just have to go on from here."
Hayworth requested to return to teaching next year.
There is a grievance procedure which is underway. There are some other things that need to be addressed,” MacLeay said.
There's one level of my contract renewal and my being here — there’s a bigger picture about the proficiency of our kids and what’s going on in the classroom and it’s not getting done here and all the test scores show that"
In other action, the board ordered a bond election for May I to include a one proposition to spend $6,575 million to build a new elementary school in Startzville and renovate the old Canyon.Middle School in New Braunfels.
Proposition 2 is for $600,000 to renovate and expand bus maintenance facilities in New Braunfels and at Smithson Valley Middle School.
Trustee Douglas Kirk voted against the proposals.
Chief to increase law enforcement on river
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a City Manager Hester Tamayo proposed a one and-a-half cent property tax increase for New Braunfels residents Monday night, which would mean an additional $7.69 per year for the average $50,000 homeowner in New Braunfels.
Tamayo said the increase is designed to meet rising demands
<m tbs city budget for the 1993-1 94 budget period, and was a proactive measure to prevent My near-foture budget shortfalls.
Along with the .tax increase was a pay indiile of three per* cent for ell ftiU-time emolovees.
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and no additional employees were added Ie the cfc/a payrolls.
Temsyo presented a budget to the City Council and told council members that the city
aenerata sinwwrinmksfV" $11.2 million ta manilas oftest by approximately $ll million in expenditures..; %;■;■!;■ , .
Tho two largest budget items wart tho Now Braunfels Pin. and Ponca Departments Hitch were budgeted approximately $6 million, and the largest sources af revenue were safes taxes and property taxis which generate approximately $6 million in revenue.
By GARY P. CARROLL Hereld-Zeltung
Guadalupe County few enforcement officials havs arrested an 18-year-old San Antonio man in connection with the Sunday morning shooting death of a New Braunfels resident
Javier Carlos Rodrigues was charged Monday with the murder of Mark Anthony Hernandez, 18, of New Braunfels, according to Chief Detective Larry Morawietz of the Guadalupe County Sheriffs Department.
Rodriguez also could be charged with attempted capital murder for the shooting of the dead man's brother, Alfredo Hernandez Jr., Morawietz said.
The detective said Marie Anthony Hernandez was shot and killed outside a party in the Saunder Farms Subdivision, which is located off State Highway 46 between Seguin and New Braunfels. Alfredo Hernandez Jr. sustained arm wounds during the shooting.
Rodriguez was turned in to the Guadalupe County Sheriffs Department by his Hither and his attorney in connection with tho shooting, Morawietz said.
He was magistrated by Pct 2 Justice of the Peace Roy Drie-brodt and remains in tbs Guadalupe County jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.
Healthcare for Hispanics focus of SA conference
SAN ANTONIO — A health conference next week will examine the lade of access among Hispanics to health care and ways to improve health services.
Tbs meetings Monday and Tuesday in San Antonio, led by U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Antonia Novello, will focus on Hispanics in an 11-state region.
"It is particularly appropriate that we are meeting in San Antonio,” Novollo said.
Texas has tbs largest percentage of Hispanics in the region, with more then 4 million in file state alone, Novello said.
Meetings have been held in Chicago and Miami Additional mootings will be held in Los Angtlts and Newark, NJ.
“One-third of all Hispanics living in tbs United States lack health insurance despite the presence of an employed adult in the family,” Novello said.
Earlier meetings raised the problem of undocumented workers who ayoid medical care because they fear deportation.
A possible solution that will be further discussed in San Antonio is that the government extend immunity to all those seeking health services, Novsllo said.
By GARY P. CARROLL Hsrald-ZaHung
New Braunfels Police Chief Dick Headon vowed to take back control of the Guadalupe River during a special budget workshop Monday night
Headon asked the City Council for additional fonds to purchase two boats to patrol tbs river and an extra $16,000 to pay officers to patrol the river, all in an effort to reduce crime on the water and attract families to New Braunfels.
Headon referred to the increase in violent and criminal activity on the river and said that with police boats patrolling the river, police could drastically reduce crime on the Guadalupe and Comal Rivers.
“We're going to take as high a profile on both rivers as we can
and we feel like that would bt beneficial,* Headon said.
The cost per boat is approximately $5,000 with matching overtime valued at $16,000. Headon said he could all but guarantee
a return to the city cf $10,000 per boat
"We feel like we could easily generate that through fines,” Headon said.
Headon also requested a budget
increase to allow for the hiring of 3 additional patrolmen and 2 detectives.
Headon said the department could use an additional $250,000 in funding to cover the staff
New Braunfels Fire Chief Phil Baker requested approximately $450,000 for additional equipment personnel and a dive rescue team.
Baker also said the city would need to purchase a new foe truck in 1998, and suggested budgeting an additional $50 JOO per year for the next four budget periods to pay for the truck.
Baker said also that to re-open the county line station, the city would need to hire an additional 12 firefighters at e cost of $28,470 each.
City Engineer William Dobrowolski requested en additional $45,000 for the next two budget periods to help purchase* new street sweeper truck.
Other city department heads requested little or no additional funding.