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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 17, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Slagle pushes for Democratic votes By SARAH DUKE Staff writer SEGUIN Bob Slagle, chairman of the Texas Democratic Party, told area Democratic leaders Thursday that they are going to have to make every vote count in the 1986 elections Slagle said that while he knows the Guadalupe and Comal counties area is largely Republican, the Democrats will have to make sure that every eligible voter votes. “I have a special admiration for Democrats who live in an area with a significant number of Republicans,” Slagle said Several people active in the Comal County Democratic Party were at the address An assortment of elected officials from Guadalupe county along with several candidates for a variety of positions attended the meeting of the Guadalupe County Democrats. Slagle told those present that the Democratic Party should stay away from labels of conservative and liberal “I expect people to argue reasons rather than labels,” he said. ‘‘The fact is that the Democratic Party is a party of people, lots of people, and there is not always agreement in the Democratic Party.” Slagle said the disagreement within the party is healthy. Thats what democracy is all about,” he said ‘‘Part of our image of always arguing and squabbling is true,” he said. Of the Republican primary race for governor, Slagle said the party leaders have said competition is good for the Republican Party but it could wind up fragmented before the general election Slagle said he thinks television has changed politics and change has not been for the best. ‘‘I think my grandfather cast a wiser ballot than most people today. In the old days, candidates had to go out and the people got to see them and compare them on the issues.” he said ‘ But TV has changed the way people campaign. Today people too often base their political decisions on a 30-second slick TV commercial.” Following Slagle’s address, J A. “Sporty” Garcia of San Antonio introduced himself as a Democratic candidate the District 21 senate seat soon to be vacated by Sen. John Traeger. Garcia, an attorney, worked as an aide to Gov. Mark White when he was Texas secretary of state. Garcia worked helped develop bilingual voter registration cards and the toll-free telephone number for voters that appears the cards. Judith Zaffirini, vice chairman of the state Democratic Party, was also present. Zaffirini. a Laredo attorney. is also a candidate for the District 21 senate seat. NBISD to consider custodial contract By LILLIAN TNOMAS Staff writar New Braunfels ISO board will consider a contract with Service Master Management Corp. for custodial and maintenance services at its meeting 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The school board studied Service Master’s proposal nine months ago, visited other school districts that have hired the company and the company’s research facilities, and talked with school officials who use them, Superintendent Charles Bradberry said. “We looked into this originally as a cost containment strategy, and all of our research has led us to the conclusion that we will save money with this company,” Bradberry said. “Immediately they could save us the cost of hiring one air-conditioning person to maintain our equipment and the four employees we need to hire to clean the new school,” the superintendent added. Service Master would train an employee already on the school’s payroll to work as the airconditioning maintenance person, the superintendent said. Also because the equipment that they bring with them is the most up-to-date in janitorial technology, three people rather than four would be needed to clean the elementary schools, Bradberry explained. Then the school could have one employee from each school moved to the new school rather than hiring new people. Service Master, a management firm, brings in a manager from its organization to oversee the maintenance and janitorial crews at the school. “But we would have veto power over anyone they bring in as manager,” Bradberry said. “We also decided that we would keep the janitorial supplies as a separate bid so that Service Master can compete with any other vendor for that contract.” Service Master met with the school district employees in maintenance and janitorial services and presented their plan and answered all their questions. “One thing that employees like about it is that Service Master trains them in many areas, making them more skilled workers,” Bradberry said. Also on the agenda, the vocational nursing program will be transferred to St. Phillips College in San Antonio, part of the Alamo Area Community College District. This transfer is an a d-ministrative change, but the program will continue to operate in New Braunfels as before, previous interviews have indicated. City finds no violation by trucking company By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer Preliminary research by the city shows that there are no violations of state air quality rules by the Kraft Trucking company, 1170 Gruene Road, despite allegations to the con trary. On Oct. 25. a representative of the Texas Air Control Board “conducted an investigation in response to a complaint concerning excessive dust emissions from truck traffic traveling Torrey Street to and from Kraft Trucking property,” stated a letter from the air control board to City Hall The TAUB letter says dust has collected along the paved road and trucks passing over the road cause dust to rise into the air and drift into nearby residences. The letter, dated (Jct 29. gave the city IO days to describe measures to control the “dust emission problem ” A reply from City Manager Joe Michie, dated Nov 7. says, “I would like to interject that after receipt of your letter, an on site investigation of this portion of Torrey Street was made and resulted in finding no dust problems whatsoever. “This portion of Torrey Street was. in our opinion, in clean and acceptable condition, and I might add also, was the roadway section leading onto the Kraft trucking operations proper- ty " Michie’s letter says the city will “proceed immediately with on-site inspections and evaluations of the area; research into possible zoning violations; research into possible PEMA floodway violations; and per-diodic sweeping of this section of Torrey Street leading up to the subject property on an as-needed basis.” “We’re trying to work with the property owners as best we can,” Assis tant City Manager Court Thieleman said Thursday. “And, we’re asking the state to bring a monitor down next time instead of on-site visits with no equipment .” Thieleman said city research also finds that the Kraft property is not violating zoning regulations and engineers are looking into the possibility of any FEMA violations. “The city is considering working out some arrangement with the property owners,” Thieleman said “And, we’ll contact TACB again to see if there are any alternatives we can use to solve this.” Weather Deaths Texas Scattered rain showers continued over sections of Central. East and Southeast Texas Saturday as moist Gulf air iii the lower atmosphere was being lifted up and over ct Miler air at the surface Meanwhile, high clouds covered much of the rest of Texas as a trough of low pressure developed over the southern Rockies, the National Weather Service said Afternoon temperatures had warmed into the lids at most loca tions. The rain cooled air of south Central Texas kept the thermometer struggling in the 50s, while the mercury had reached the lower 70s in the extreme south. Temperature extremes at 3 p.m. ranged from a chilly 54 at the state’s capital city to 71 degrees at Brownsville In the forecast for North Texas, skies should be mostly cloudy to cloudy Sunday and Monday with scattered showers Highs both days should be rn the 70s. with lows in the 5os and 60s South Texas should be partly cloudy ami cool through Monday with scattered showers Highs both days should l)e in the 70s and lower 80s, w hile lows should be in the 60s West Texas should have fair, cool nights and sunny warm, days through Monday Highs should range from the 60s in the Panhandle to the middle 80s in the Big Bend Ikjws should range from the 30s in the far west and the Panhandle to near 50 south Forecasts North Texas - Occasional rain and scattered thunderstorms east and south and mostly cloudy remainder area Sunday. Cloudy with a chance of showers east and partly cloudy cen tral and west Sunday night and Monday A little warmer through Mon day Highs Sunday 69 to 76 lKiwsSun day night 54 to 64 Highs Monday 73 to 77. South Texas — Cloudy and cool Sunday morning with areas of fog and drizzle Considerable late night and morning clouds with partly cloudy afternoons Sunday through Monday Highs Sunday mid 70s north to near BO extreme south Lows Sunday night in the 60s Highs Monday upper 70s north to the mid 80s inland south West Texas - Fair cool nights and sunny warm days through Monday. Highs 60s Panhandle to mid 80s Big Bend Lows Sunday night 30s Far West and Panhandle to near 50 south Coastal Marine: Port Arthur to Port O’Connor — Southeast winds IO to 15 knots near 15 knots Sunday and Sunday night Seas 3 to 5 feet Sunday. Areas of drizzle dense fog Sunday morning Isolated thundershowers. Port O’Connor to Brownsville — Southeast winds 15 to 20 knots Sunday and Sunday night Seas 4 to 6 feet Sunday. Areas of drizzle and dense fog Sunday morning Isolated thundershowers. Roy Waldo Luersen Services for Roy Waldo Luersen, of 1030 Hayselton in New Braunfels, will Ik* at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home at 3:30 p m. Monday with Mason Gaston Parson officiating. Burial will follow in Comal Cemetery. Services will Ik* in Masonic style with Masonic graveside services. Luersen, 75, died Nov. 15 at his residence Luersen was born Feb. 5, 1910 to Atwin and Hilda (nee Mosier) Luersen in New Braunfels He married Stella (nee Bremer) Luersen in New Braunfels on Feb. I, 1934. He was a lifetime New Braunfels resident Luersen was a retired aircraft mechanic for the U S. government and he was a member of the First Protestant United Church of Christ He was a member of the Masonic lAKige of New Braunfels and Hermann Sons of New Braunfels. Survivors include his wife, Stella Luersen of New Braunfels; one brother, Louis James Owen of Seguin; and one grandchild The family has requested that instead of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice of New Braunfels or New Braunfels Masonic Lodge No. 1109. Vincenza Spano Services for Vincenza Spano, of 11904 Glenda Court in Austin, will be Tuesday at Dailey-Murphy-Wisch Funeral Home in Beloit. Mich. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Beloit, Mich. Spano, 90, died Nov. 15 at Colonial Manor Nursing Home Spano was born March 17, 1895 to Giacomo and Rosa (nee La Gruttai Parrinello in Sicily. She married Paul Spano who proceeded her in death in 1965. Spano was a homemaker and Catholic. Survivors include one son, James Spano of Austin and three grandchildren. Melania Schwab Services are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home for Melania Schwab, of 821 U.S. 81 West in New Braunfels. 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November checks represent taxes collected on sales made in September and the third quarter of the year and reported to Bullock by Oct 20. The city of Garden Ridge is experiencing an increase in sales tax collections for the year despite the drop in payment this collection period. That city received a check for $1,276 compared to last year’s payment for the same period of $1,312. The year-to-date payment in Garden Ridge is $5,231, compared to $3,525 at this point in 1984. The year-to-date payment in Cibilo dropped 22 percent from $76,760 to $59,459 The November check to that city was $6,826. compared to the 1984 check for $7,411 Marion’s check was for $2,680 this go-round, up from last year's check for $2,128. That city’s year-to-date pyament is up 26 percent from $21,776 to $27,630. Schertz is collecting more sales tax this year — that city’s most recent check totaled $42,760, compared to the $29,930 check last year. The year-to-date payment is up 27 percent from $246,660to $314,306. Seguing check totals $174,415 for September collections, up from $140,068 collected during the same period last year That city’s year-to date total has Increased IO percent from $1,043,774 to $1,152,683. San Marcos is experiencing a 21 percent increase in its year to-date payment the most recent check brought that payment up to $1,716,991, compared to last year at this time, when the payments totaled $1,418,002. The November check for San Marcos amounted to $260,223, which is up from the check last year for $187,622. Hornld-Zeitung (USPS 377 880) lf you have not received your paper by 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by 7:30 a.m. Sunday, call 625-9144 or 658 1900 by 7 p.m. and 11 a.m., respectively. Published Sunday morning and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon by New Braunfels Herald Publishing Co., 186 S. Casten Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78131. Second class postage paid at New Braunfels Herald Publishing Co., 186 S. Casten Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78131. 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