New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 1, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Track owners to cut race purses
AUSTIN (AP) — Officials of the state’s first and only operating pari-mutuel horse track, G. Rollie White Downs, plan to cut purses by one-third to continue racing. The track is losing $25,000 a week because wagering has been lighter than expected.
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NB defeats Tivy, earns playoff spot
BOERNE — As it had through most of the early part of the season, New Braunfels’ volleyball team rallied in the third game Tuesday night to defeat Kerrville Tivy and capture the second-place playoff berth in District 28-4A.
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Vol. 137, No. 253707 Landa St., New Braunfels. Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
November 1, 1989
Two Sections, 22 Pages
Candidate outlines ^ plans for education
Rob Mosbacher, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, outlined plans for restructuring the Texas education system and criticized the Democrats’ plan to raise taxes to solve the system’s problems while visiting New Braunfels yesterday.
“Bob Bullock (a Democratic candidate) said we need to raise $3 million or $4 million in ‘temporary taxes’ to solve the funding problem of the education system,’’ Mosbacher said. “Some say a ‘temporary tax’ is a contradiction in terms.”
Mosbacher said the state has several million dollars of revenue earned from economic growth and that money
should go to upgrading the education system.
“Instead of raising taxes, we could use the extra revenue the ctatc earns to fund the poorer school districts, and then we can increase funding to districts on performance,” he said. “We need to do more than just throw money into the system. We also need to sec that the money is being used to improve the system.”
Mosbacher spoke at Pat’s in the Park to interested citizens while on a campaign tour of Austin, San Antonio, and the Dallas/Fort Worth arca.
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Enjoy today’s relatively warm temperatures while they last because after today’s high of near 70, tomorrow’s high is expected to reach only the mid 50s. A cold
front is going to blow into the
Central Texas arca this evening, dropping overnight lows into the mid 40s. There’s also a good chance of showers and thunderstorms with the front. Thursday will be cloudy, cold and windy.
Schwab plans election bid
Moe Schwab of Canyon Lake announced Tuesday his intention to run for Comal County Commissioner in the Precinct 4 spot, challenging incumbent Commissioner Clyde Jacobs, who is serving his first term.
Schwab said he intends to file by petition with Republican party chairman Robbi Borchers in December.
“I believe a small businessman’s input to the county court would be helpful,” Schwab said. “I feel capable of serving all of the people in my precinct.”
A lifetime resident of Comal County. 57-ycar-old Schwab said he has been a resident of the Canyon Lake area for 29 years, where he owns a construction company.
He said he was convinced to run on the ticket after being approached by several friends and acquaintances.
Lawmen seek burglary clues
Number five proved to be a lucky number for Billy Fletcher, a retired lawman and resident of New Braunfels. Fletcher was the fifth winner of the Holiday Inn/National Football League Super Bowl Sweepstakes trip for two to the Super Bowl in New Orleans Jan. 28.
A former chief criminal investigator for the Limestone County Sheriffs Department and now a self-employed security specialist, Fletcher submitted the winning entry to the Holiday Inn of Seguin, one of 1,100 Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza hotels participating in the national sweepstakes. The prize includes two game tickets, round trip airfare, five days and four nights at a Holiday hut or Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza hotel in downtown New Orleans, a rental car, and $500 spending money.
With five in his immediate family, Fletcher said he always considered five his lucky number. His famiy consists of his wife Joyce, a nurse for the Sheriff’s Deparunent here; and litree gorwn children. He and Mrs. Fletcher said they’re excited about the opportunity lo attend Super Bowl XXIV in New Orleans in January, the same month they will celebrate their 36lh wedding anniversary. ‘The sweepstakes prize will provide us with a wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary,” he said.
Fletcher was recognized as the winner of the fifth weekly sweepstakes on ABC’s Monday Night Football telecast Oct. 16. There were special guests of the Seguin hotel for viewing of die game.
The weekly sweepstakes conitnues through Nov. 20 and anyone can enter. Forms are available at participating Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza hotels throughout the country.
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher....
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Law enforcement officers believe a pry tool may have been used in a building burglary on FM 1863, three miles east of U.S. 281, according to the New Braunfels/Comal County Crime Stoppers.
The reported burglary is believed to have occurred between noon (Xt. 24 and 4 p.m. Oct. 26.
Upon gaining entry, it is believed, a person (or persons) took several
NB trustees expel 8th-grade student
New Braunfels Independent School District trustees voted for the expulsion of an eighth-grade male student because of reported assault on another student, according to Superintendent Charles R. Bradberrry.
Hie board met in executive session at 7 p.m. Tuesday and discussed the lone topic upon which action was to be taken, according to Bradberry.
The student will be barred from attending school until the end of the current semester for reportedly assaulting another student and for making serious and possibly dangerous verbal threats to a teacher, Bradberry said.
All dressed up
Bascual Flores of Convention Decorators Services hangs bunting in Wursthalle in preparation of the 10-day Wurstfest which kicks off Friday. The opening ceremonies will include the landing of the Wurst Navy on the banks of the Comal River and free entertainment featuring Myron Floren The 29th annual Wurstfest features a wide variety of entertainment and food along with the annual Heritage Exhibit and Arts and Crafts show.
Absentee voting nears end for 21 amendments
items, including two chain saws, a Daisy BB gun, and an Underwood adding machine, according to Crime Stoppers.
Anyone having information regarding this reported break-in is asked to call 620-TIPS Persons w.th information are not required to give their name and will remain anonymous. A reward is offered for information leading to the arrest and indictment of persons involved.
Absentee voting for 21 amendments to die Texas Constitution will end at 4:30 p.m. Friday, according to County Clerk Rosie Bosenbury.
The regular election for those amendments will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 7.
A school bond election is set for Nov. 18, which is primarily for a new
sixdi grade facility in the New Braunfels Independent School District.
Bosenbury said as of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, 261 persons have voted absentee by personal appearance for the state election and the office has received 15 of 29 ballots which were mailed, for a total of 276 absentee votes.
None of the voting locations have been consolidated and all 23 precincts w ill be open, Bosenbury said.
Precinct judges will bring dieir ballots to die Comal County Courthouse when the polls close, where the) will be tabulated. Bosenbury said.
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Old Danville school to be moved, renovated by local civic groups
A 93-year-old schoolhouse used for storage for many years is facing a new life after the New Braunfels Conservation Society and Garden Club Council have proposed taking over of the historic Danville School to preserve and restore the building.
The civic conservation groups plan to move the building from behind Comal Elementary School and place it on a plot of land next lo the Old Churchill School on the Goodwin Primary campus.
The Danville School Building was moved to the Comal Elementary grounds in 1957, and was used as a classroom until 1985 Hie building has mostly been used as a storage facility since.
The Conservation Society is asking the Comal school district lo deed the land necessary to relocate the building.
David W. Hartmann, president of the society, said the plan for the building al ter the move is to restore the structure and make it a historical tour site, as well as serve as
the home of the Ne* Braunfels Garden Club Council.
“We will restore die building from the ground up,’’ Hartmann said. “We are planning to install central air, restore all the original wood. There is a very old chalk board we'd like to keep in its original state, as well as add some old-fashioned school desks.”
Hartmann estimated the cost of the project at approximately $20,000, none of which would be paid by CISD When the school is moved the roof and the porches will be removed. When the school is in place on a foundation, the roof and porches w ill be restored.
“All we’re asking of the school district is to get the land donated, the Conservation Society and Garden Council are pay ing for die project,” he said Hartmann said the society is looking for enough land on which to fit the building, and which will meet city regula-
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Ortega ends 19-month truce
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — President Daniel Ortega today ended his government’s 19-month mice with the Contras, citing continued rebel attacks. He threatened to cancel elections scheduled next year and accused President Bush of “supporting terrorism in Nicaragua."
By suspending the truce, Ortega has invited renewed U.S. military aid to the CouUas.
He made the announcement this morning ai a news conference that was broadcast live on a nationwide radio chain.
On Friday, the Sanding sta leader stunned a summit of Western hemisphere leaders when he announced lie would not renew the
truce, which the government has done monthly.
Ortega was immediately condemned and world leaders expressed concern about his risking the painstaking peace process in Central America as well as Nicaragua’s scheduled elections Feb. 25.
By going through with the threat, he could nigger international condemnation and loss of support of Western European friends, who have defied U.S. pressure and aided Nicaragua’s leftist Sandmis-ta government.
Bush said Tuesday he would review U.S. policy toward Nicaragua if Ortega ends lite cease-fire.
“We are wailing for that reevaluation," said a Conna leader,
Adolfo Calera, in Miami. “For our part, we have to defend ourselves. Every man has the right to survive, and we have to look for the way to survive.”
In Washington, White House spokesman Marlin Fit/water said today: “We’ll consider the situation, analyze the options, determine the appropriate response, but at this point, no decisions have been made one way or another."
Asked 'I tins might prompt the administration to seek renewed military aid for the Contras, Fitz-water said, “We haven’t even considered (dial). We haven’t considered any resjxmse, except that we were trying to preserve lite cease-
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CISD moving ahead with building plans
Now that voters in the Comal Independent School District have passed a $7 million bond issue, officials of the Comal 1SD are moving ahead with their districtwide improvement plan.
Members of the building committee met Monday night following the regular board of trustees meeting to map out their tentative schedule. A special meeting of the school board has been set for 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday to confer with financial advisor Floyd Westerman to make preparations for sale of the bonds.
“We will sell half of the bonds in December and die other half in March or April,” said Bill Brown, CIS!)
superintendent. “In the meantime, we will begin interviewing architects and looking ai building sites.”
Tile school district plans lo build a new 800-student elementary school in dx* area of U S. Highway 281 and Texas Highway 46. Construction will cost approximately $5 million. Preliminary plans for the new elementary school will be drawn after district officials meet with the staff to deter mine the exact needs on the new campus
“ The prix ess of drawing the plans and specifications will lake about five
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