New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 17, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
GOP cries foul over Demo change in S&L
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic supporters of increased housing aid changed a key provision in the savings and loan bailout bill approved by the House Banking Committee and now Republican opponents
are crying foul. _ ^
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Rebels rally to edge Unicorns in opener
Austin Travis scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth to rally past New Braunfels 4-3 in Tuesday’s opener of a best-of-three playoff series in Austin. The District 28-4A champion Unicorns must now win the remaining two games in the series to advance.
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Americans are on the move. More specifically, they’re on the road. The first hint of spring must be a sign to load up the car, check the tires, get out the road maps and take off. And don’t forget to take along Car Fare.
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New Braunfels VAV
Vol. 137, No. 133
May 17, 1989 25 Cents
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
Two Sections, 24 Pages
This morning’s heavy thunder-storms were moving cast-southeast rn •
and sunny skies were supposed to 1^ W* I
follow There is a chance for I CL rn. lll£l
storms to redevelop this afternoon, <r
though, so be careful in low-water a •
areas. Today’s high should reach a 1^| I 1^1 I I OC
humid 90 degrees with a low VT i.ml'.l. MM
tonight of about 67. Thursday will
be partly to mostly cloudy with a A custody hearing for seven Comal chance of more thundershowers County children continues unlay after
and a high of about 87. one day of deliberations from case
. . workers, school officials, and the
M ^ Scaring, before visiting Judge
COMICS.....................................IDA Ralph Caton of Garden Ridge, con-
CROSSWORD.............................3A tinucd this morning. As of presstime,
DF AR ABBY.............................11A there wasn’t a verdict.
EDUCATION..............................12A The case centers around the
ENTERTAINMENT.....................11A Department of Human Resources and
HOROSCOPE............................10A Carlos and Virginia Mclgar and who
OPINIONS....................................4 A will receive custody of the children.
SPORTS...............................13-15A DHR case workers retrieved the
TV LISTINGS.............................10A children, ranging iii ages from 6
WEATHER...................................2A months lo 13 years old, from Mrs.
Mclgar after her 23-ycar-old husband
Carlos was released from county jail.
He is serving 10-ycars probation
after pleading guilty to indecency
All students at Smithson Valiev with a child May 8. Terms of his prob-
High School arc invited to party adon stipulate he must remain in
chem ital-free at the Beach Party Guatemala for IO years and have no
at Canyon Uke Beach (in Nan contact with the children, three of
cock) at Shelter #1 Saturday from whom arc his own.
4 to ll p.m. The celebration will DHS pulled the children from the
feature a hayride, swimming and home after receiving a temporary
dancing and is sponsored by the court order stemming from a county
Smithson Valley Parent-Student court-at-law hearing Feb. 9 which
Network, lf you have any ques stated, “ll is further ordered that upon
lions, call Sharron Sharp at release of Carlos Mclgar from con-
885 760?..,, fi ne mc nt in jail the petitioner shall
have the right lo take immediate pos-
Thc New Braunfels High School session of the children...**
Unicom Band Roosters will host a Case workers said Tuesday they arc
banquet Friday night to honor the concerned Mrs. Mclgar will move to
members and directors of the Guatamala, with the children, to be
school's bands The banquet will with Mr. Mclgar
be at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Attorneys for the parents say there
Church Hall. I JH W. Austin St., is no evidence to support that.
at 7 p.m Tickets are $5 and can
be purchased in Wayne Tucker s
office at NBHS from 9 a m. to
noon and alter 3 pm. Rand offic
ers for 1989-90 will be
announced, as well as scholarship
NBISD trustees set tax rate limit
By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer
A new tax rate and the preliminary budget topped the agenda for the New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees during a meeting Tuesday night.
The board unanimously approved a proposal to set the tax rate no higher than $1.08 per SKX) property valuation in order to avoid a possible roll-
Work was to begin today on the drainage project in the San Antonio/ Santa Clara area near downtown New Braunfels Santa Clara from San Antonio to Eikel will be closed for several days for the work, which was approved by city voters in a 1985 bond issue election. A neighborhood meeting was held Tuesday night so the city could dis-simmate information to residents in the affected area and answer questions. “The San Antonio/Santa Clara project has been tremendously upgraded compared to the original plan and we feel it will provide much more drainage relief for the entire area," said City Manager Paul Grohman The project is expected to be complete late summer or early spring (Photo by Deryl Clark)
Notices ‘gagging’ CAD computers
Santa (Tara Street from San Antonio to fiikcl will he closed for drainage work beginning today. The street will be closed for quite a few days
New Braunfels' official salute lo summer W asself est is on tis way. Wusscrfcsi, lune 2 and 3. will feature dances, a 5K run, relay races, arts and crafts, and iHhcr fun events. To help you get in the mood, the Herald /fitting is sponsoring another “Count the Tubers” contest for its readers lo win Wateriest Tun Kits, Tubers will be placed throughout the pap er each day for you to count and Sunday’s patters will contam entry blanks to be completed with the number of tubers you counted dial week T1k* two entry blanks — dial s right, I WO — with die correct number of lubcrs drawn each week will receive Was seller Fun Kus. So start countin’....
Wasserfest also wilt teaiure a Floating Parade June 3 and individuals, business, school and civic organizations are invited to enter Enutes will be judged on decoration, design and creativity, crew spun and the craft’s ability to float Hie event will start at 4 p rn. Finals are lo be hand construe ted with no propellers, motors, at lac-1 led oars or paddies; but paddle wheels will be permitted Riverfront property adjacent to the Landa Mill Building will open aI IO a.rn. dial day so participants can construct or complete construction of dieir crafts Louies will be put into the water at thai point and the parade will proceed past the Wursliest grounds to Hillman Island, where the floats will exit the river.
All participants will receive Wasserfest T-shms and entries received before May 30 will receive free tickets to Friday’s dance with Clay Bl aker laid the Texas Honky funk Band, along
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By STEPHANIE DAVIS Stall Writer
An overloaded computer al Comal Appraisal District is finally taking a byte out of 13,500 notices of appraised values due in the mail tomorrow
“We're not as productive as we could be and should be because of the system of limitations that we've got right now," said Chief Appraiser Richard Rhodes “We have requirements to meet in terms of deadlines and things and unless we get something done with this computer system, we’re going to be hard pressed.”
The district was ahead of schedule as it prepared to kick off the appeals hearing season with the notices of value, but the bogged computer hindered |h ogress,
‘’While we can struggle by on day-to-day, we cannot properly do our end^if-years,” Rhodes said “ll affects our edits ll affects our doing our
Because when we start running tax calculations and rolls for all these jurisdictions, that's far more work than what that thing in there is doing right now producing ^notices and it s gagging down on that thing.*
Richard Rhodes Chief Appraiser
notices, doing our tax calculations It’s time to deal with this computer system."
It took more than five days to run the program for notices of appraised value. “A program that should run over the weekend is still running nght now," Rhodes said May 9. “We started it last Friday "
By July 2b, the appraisal district is required lo certify 95 percent of the district's value “The amount of data that we have
Tornadoes accompany thunderstorms; one woman killed in Jarrell twister
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
A tornado snuck the Central Texas town of Jarrell early today, killing a 42 year-old woman, injuring ai least 30 others and causing extensive damage The tornado was pan of a storm system that killed at least one other person
The diallage in Jarrell and Williamson County was the most extensive in the massive front of storms that moved slowly through the state
A woman was killed when her car was swept away in a Dallas creek this morning, police said The woman's car stalled as it crossed the swollen Five Mile creek in south Dallas No other details about the incident were immediately available
The identity of the Jarrell victim, who was killed in her mobile home, was not immediately released, said Ruby
Stoney Creek burglary is Crime of Week
A burglary of a residence on Stoney Creek Road is this week’s Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week Between the hours of 6:45 a rn and 5:30 p m April 18, unknown suspects broke into the residence on Stoney Creek Road and went through most of
the rooms Suspects took a 19 inch RCA color television, videocassette recorder, a Fischer stereo, a Panasonic microwave and a pan of diamond stud ear migs
Anyone with information about this burglary should call Crime Stoppers
back. That tax rate would be an overall increase of 6.06 percent, according to Lonnie Curtis, assistant superintendent for finance.
A public hearing has been for June 5 to determine the tax rate. The hearing will be in the board room of the Education Center, 430 W. Mill St.
“This will set the upper limit,” said
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Suspect sought for jewelry store theft
A young black male stoic more than 12 rings at M & M Jewelers Tuesday afternoon around 1:30 and then fled in a beige station wagon. New Braunfels police say.
The male, described as being about 5-fcci 7-inches tall and 120 pounds, approached a worker at the jcwlcry store and asked to sec a ring in the $700 range for his mother’s wedding, said Ll. Felix Roque.
He also inquired about a military discount and a layaway plan, he said.
After the worker pulled out a tray of rings, the suspect grabbed the tray, * alkcd out of the store and fled in the station wagon from the Courtyard Shopping Center.
A black male was driving, bul there is no other description of him.
Roque said the owner of the store chased the vehicle north on the northbound Interstate 35 access road and then south on Interstate 35 and stopped at the Justice of the Peace office to seek assistance.
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to deal with is simply too large for this existing system,” he said "It is vital, ii is critical that we get something settled on that matter and gel moving ahead. Right now, we’re virtually shut down.”
The nonces are due in the mail annually by May 15 or soon after. “This is our critical lune of year," Rhodes said.
Board members of the district have
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Johnson of die Williamson County Sheriffs Department.
Twenty one of the injured were taken to Georgetown Hospital in Georgetown, about 15 miles away.
Their injuries ranged from ‘'very minor to serious,” said Ken Poieeie, the hospital’s administrator
“Most of them have lacerations, contusions and fractures,” he said, adding that only one person has been adnutted
Others were taken to Scott and White Hospital in Temple, sheriffs and hospital officials said.
Interstate 35. which passes near the town, was closed for a six mile stretch near Jarrell, said Geneva Simpson, a Williamson County sheriff’s dispatcher Al least 11 semi trailers were overturned cm the highway, she said
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at 620-TIPS. Crime Stoppers will accept collect phone calls. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 cash for up* leading to the arrest and indictment of persons involved in felony crimes Tipsters will not be asked to be idem I bed
KEW BRAUNFELS POLICE OEPT. COMPOSITE SKETCH
Crime Stoppers is asking anyone who has seen this man to call 625 7181 or 620-TIPS
A simulated explosion on the second floor of McKenna Hospital sent firefighters racing in an internal disaster drill involving McKenna Memorial Hospital staff and the New Braunfels Fire Department “The purpose of the evacuation is to insure and assess our preparedness to deal with emergencies both internal and external The specific purpose of this drill was to assess our ability to provide care and to eva cuate from the second and/or third floor," said Maria Norton, director of nursing at McKenna Hospital Red Cross volunteers were victims while stuffed animals were used to represent babies “The Red Cross volunteers did an excellent job," Norton said Above, Juanita Alvarez of the obstetrics unit and Dawn Brmkkoeter of the day patient unit wear their infant evacuation jackets lo transport the “bathes" from the hospital (F*hoto by Defy! Clark)