New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 18, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas
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with him, putting a good-sized hole in the north wall. The impact blew out the far wall and shook up Simon, who had just lain down to take a nap.
James Roberts, 31-year-old driver of the truck, was treated for bodily injuries at McKenna Memorial Hospital. State highway trooper Jon Lindley also ordered a blood test.
It showed an alcohol content of .36 percent, over three times the level at which a person is considered legally drunk. Lindley filed a Driving While Intoxicated charge, but no one seems to know what happened to Roberts after that.
“If I’d arrested him — but I didn’t arrest him,” said Lindley. “I waited for the blood test.” He filed his complaint with County Attorney Bill Reimer, and said the County Court-at-I .aw issued a warrant for Roberts’ arrest. Reimer said yes, there was a
See TRAILER, Page 12A
By DYANNE FRY Staff writer
The house on IH 35’s southbound bank doesn’t look quite like it used to.
A rough stone chimney, back rooms of weathered wood and a shiny new mobile home are being brought together under one roof. Jimmy Maxwell, a friend of the family that lives there, was laying felt for shingles Tuesday afternoon.
“Most people buy a trailer house and they add on a couple of rooms,” quipped Martha Shockey. “We did it the other way around.
“What I’d like to know is, what every happened to the guy that ran into this place?” she added. “He’s out of the hospital. Why isn’t he in jail?”
About suppertime on Sept. IO, a man in a Chevrolet „ „ L „ pickup paid a surprise visit to Shockey’s father, Lee
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Reagan eyes arms signal to Soviets
said the sources, who asked not to be identified.
While Brezhnev’s death last Wednesday is not viewed by U.S. officials as ushering in a new era of Soviet foreign policy, Reagan and his advisers are taking the occasion to call for improved relations. In the speech, the sources said, Reagan intends to show how U S proposals for cutting back nuclear missiles can faster peace.
Now under negotiation in Geneva, the proposals would cut bock by otie-third U.S. and Soviet intercontinental
nuclear warheads and reduce or LdSt GXit Staff photo bv Ondv Richardson
eliminate nuclear missiles in Europe.
Prospects for an early agreement are lf this truck actually did follow the sign to the Enyel Road exit, knocked down this sign on IH 35 south of New Braunfels,
„ it could be a rough ride, to say the least An errant motorist causing the arrow to point in a rather confusing direction.
See REAGAN. Page 12A
Appraising the matter
Tax rolls to be finished soon; costs held below nearby counties
By DEBBIE DeLOACH the two school districts in it," Brucks
Staff writer replied. “So we did it first, to get it out
of the way. Since both had to be done If given the chance, most folks for the county’s rolls, I didn’t see why
wouldn’t have too much nice to say it mattered NBISD or OSD first .”
about the Comal County Central “I-eroy, I see that Glyn Guff tax
Appraisal District — especially the assessor-colleetor for NBISD) is on
Comal Independent School District the appraisal board, and I'm Worland Comal County tax offices. dering if our district had a tax
Those two entities are still waiting assesscr-collector on the board, would for their respective tax rolls. But we have gotten better service'”’
Chief Appraiser Glenn Brucks said asked trustee Carey McWilliams.
Thursday the wait won’t be too much “That’s a rather leading question, longer. that insinuates Mr. Guff got special
“I’m hoping we ll be finished with treatment,” Goodson said “And I everything before this, but I’m saying don’t think that s the case at all.” we’ll be done at least by the end of the “Our report was that NBISI) got
month,” Brucks said. “And that their preliminary rolls weeks earlier means w ith everything. All tax offices than we did,” McWilliams said. will have an actual, physical tax roll “No sir,” Brucks chimed in. for their use.” “Preliminary rolls were delivered to
The Appraisal Office is still in the Goff’s office the day after preliminary process of correcting the preliminary rolls were given to CLSD Tax tax rolls received by CISD However, Assessor-Collector E W. Neuse Jr. the school board got a certified value “The 20-day notices did go out for CISD of $790,383,315 from Brucks earlier to NBISD, but that’s all,” at its Nov. 16 meeting, and with that, Brucks added.
began its tax-rate setting process. ‘Another concern I have is the
How accurate is the certified value, delivery (rf a final product that is if the rolls still have errors on them? workable,” Wunderlich stated. “How “The changes that still need to be can we accomplish this next year?” made involve mostly misspelled "This year, we made great en-names and incorrect addresses,” deavor to conform to Mr. Neuse’s Brucks said. “In some cases, the legal fashion. The letter he wrote me back description of the property needs in 1981, telling me how the rolls had clarification, but very seldom would been set up before, slipped past me,” that involve a value change.” Brucks responded, “because I was
At the Nov. 16 meeting, Brucks and trying to work out one way for l^roy Goodson, chairman of the everyone.”
Appraisal District, drew some The chief appraiser added that moderate fire from the CISD board of several different methods have been trustees. “I question your order of discussed, as ways to improve the priority, gentlemen," stated Kenneth communication between the different Wunderlich. “Why did NBISD (New taxing entities and the appraisal Braunfels Independent School district office.
District) get its (preliminary) rolls CISD pays over 46 percent of the first, when we needed ours six months Appraisal District’s taxing levy, before they do?” NBISD foots 21 percent of the bill,
“We divided our work into two areas, and one area had the smaller of See APPRAISAL, Page 12A
Today is the day w hen smokers across American put down their cigarettes for 24 hours and (hopefully) learn something about themselves in the process. It’s the “Great American Smokeout.” and smokers will discover that (I) going “cold turkey” isn’t so bad after all, or <2> that their habit is rooted pretty deeply. Either way, it should get the message across. Page 5A
Comal County forecast calls for cloudy today, tonight and Friday, Probability of showers is 50 percent today and 20 percent Friday, and a 50 percent chance of thundershowers tonight. Winds will be from the southeast at IO mph today, becoming southerly at 5-10 mph tonight Sunset will be at 5:34 p.m., and sunrise Friday will be at 6:58a.m.
Ready For The Playoffs
It’s “business as usual” with the New Braunfels Unicorn football team, who feel Friday night’s playoff match with Carrizo Springs is just another game. The District 13-4A champions have a talented opponent in the Wildcats, but the Unicorns are pretty sharp, too. See Page 8A
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Unicorn band brings home state first division mark
Wayne Tucker, director of the New Braunfels High School Unicorn Band, is pretty proud of his group, as well he should be.
The band not only brought home first division ratings from the Region XII University Interscholastic league marching contest in Austin last week. But it also went on to receive a first division rating this week in UIL state preliminary marching competition for Class 4A bands also held in Austin
New Braunfels was one of seven bands which was awarded the first division rating for its marching and inspection in the state competition this week, Tucker said. A total of 27 bands from throughout the state competed in this contest.
A first division rating on a one-to-five UIL scale represents a near-perfect performance, a band booster spokeswoman said.
This is the highest that the band, this year under the field direction of Drum Majors Mike Gajawski and Darrel Mar soh, has placed. Tucker noted.
Had the band been named in the top five I instead of the top seven) it could have gone on to compete for state championship, he said The top five bands were chosen to go from the preliminary competition to the
finals, he said.
The Unicorn band, under direction of Tucker and Mike Myers, assistant director, received a first division for its inspection and marching.
Those judging the band’s performance had high complementary remarks for the band at both he regional and state competition.
“You are the best band I’ve seen today — you execute with a great deal of spirit and pride. This group really unpressed me today with spirit, execution and pride,” one inspection judge at the regional compeition noted.
Still other judges complemented the band on its designs, show, variety in drill and “striking sound ” One judge in noting his pleasure at seeing the band’s performance complemented Tucker’* instruction and noted, "fine teaching and student response in evidence here.”
The band s first division rating at the marching contest now places the band in contention for UIL Sweepstakes To earn a UIL Sweepstakes, the band must make a first division in marching, concert and sight-reading contests. The other two contents will be held next spring
Strange verdict convicts compan but acquits officials in bid scam
AUSTIN (AP) — A jury’s paradoxical verdict that pealed
AUSTIN < AP) — A jury’s paradoxical verdict that a Waco construction company is guilty of rigging bids but its top officials are innocent has left tile firm s attorney puzzled Young Brothers Inc. Contractors, one of the state’s largest highway construction firms, was convicted Wednesday of federal bid-rigging and mail fraud charges stemming from a 1977 Gillespie County construction project.
After 14 hours of deliberations over two days, jurors also acquitted Young Brothers president Francis M Young and vice president John Miller.
“It doesn’t seem right,” said attorney Robert Sheehy. “Naturally we feel the verdict with the officers was correct, but we don’t understand why they would try to find the corporation guilty.”
Young said he thought jurors simply found it easy to convict a corporation.
“I guess it was a way to slap our wrist,’ Young said. “Ifs not like flesh. It would have been horrible if Mr. Miller or I had been convicted. With a corporation, you’re just talking about money . ’
He said the company’s conviction would be ap
No sentencing date has been set, but the firm could be fined more than a (I million, and could bi' barred from vying for i ontracts for up to three years.
Young Brothers was suspended in July by the state highway department from the monthly bidding on construction projects Testimony during the six-day trial centered on a purported $10,000 payoff to tile Waco firm by Bi anilau Contractors of Victoria for an intentionally high bid on the Gillespie project A stale civil suit bused on tile same allegations is pending against the firm.
Of the more than 20 Texas contractors charged with bid-rigging since the investigation of alleged anti-trust violations began in 1980, only one other contractor has gone to trial Schwope Inc. of San Antonio was acquitted in August.
Other firms which have pleaded guilty or no contest to the charges have paid the federal government more than $1.3 million in fines State settlements from contractors amount to more than $2.3 million.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a “confidence-building” message to the Soviet Union, President Reagan is planning to propose new measures to guard against accidental nuclear war, according to administration sources In a speech nearing completion and to be delivered w ithin a week, Reagan will call for improving the hot line between Washington and Moscow and more notification before nuclear missile tests, the sources said The speech is designed to assure the late President Leonid i. rweznnev’s successors that the United States is committed to arms control Reagan will draw attention to the massive sums the two superpowers spend on defense and urge a mutual effort to reverse the nuclear weapons race.