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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 4, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 4 I Q M < >5 3 J (j / 2 2 / 8 5 M I CR DPL. EX INC .MITCH WOMBLE f' • U ■ BU X 4 54 36 DALLA'?» TX 75245 NBISD hires Local truant officer See below Coma! River............ 258    cfs (up 4) I*# a Canyon inflow......170    cfs    (down 55) water    Canyon outflow ........341    cfs (same) Watch    Edwards Aquifer ..... 624    4 7 (same) Canyon Lake level 908 10 (down 04) Local sub-varsity Sports football results See Page 7A Maryland court: Sue handgun manufacturers, distributors see page 3A New Braunfels Now Braunfels, Texas Friday October 4,1985 25 Cents 34 Pages —3 SectionsShiites claim to kill U.S. hostage BEIRUT, lebanon (AP) - The Lebanese capital’s leading independent newspaper said today that Shiite Moslem terrorists claimed to have killed American hostage William Buckley in retaliation for Israel’s raid on PLO headquarters in Tunisia. The newspaper, An Nahar, said it received a statement and photograph of Buckley from the terrorist group Islamic Jihad, or Islamic Holy War, which it published today. Islamic Jihad “stated it has carried out the execution,” An-Nahar said in an accompanying report. Meanwhile, about IOO Soviets, most of them women, were evacuated from their embassy in west Beirut today, seven hours before a deadline for a threatened suicide bombing of the compound. The bomb threat was made Wednesday by an anonymous caller who said he spoke for the Islamic Liberation Organization, the group that claimed responsibility for kidnapping four Soviet diplomats on Monday and killing one of them. The Soviets, guarded by 150 heavily armed Druse militiamen and lebanese riot policemen, left the embassy in three buses. Police sources said they were heading for Damascus, the Syrian capital, but some militiamen said the buses were headed for the Beirut airport The statement given to An-Nahar, written in ungrammatical Arabic, said: We declare that in revenge for the blood of our martyrs, we announce the execution of the resident American intelligence agent in the Middle East and the first political officer at the American Embassy in Beirut, William Buckley, right after the publication of this statement.” The same text appeared in a leftist newspaper. As Safir. “They’re telling us that by the time we got the paper out he’d be dead," said an official at An Nahar, who spoke on condition he not be identified. An Nahar said the statement and photo, in which Buckley looked pale and drawn, were delivered to the newspaper’s West Beirut office at I a rn today. Testing, one, two, three. fn » Exits tests High school juniors in all area high schools were given the legislative-mandated exit tests Tuesday and Wednesday of this week Pictured, Bob Baker s class at Canyon High DF»Vt Cl ARK Mf RAI O ZEIT UNG School is busily completing the test Wednesday See Sunday's Herald Zeitung for local reactions on the new testing regulations City recreation finds place on bond issue Residents hear defense on tax hike By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer Five county taxpayers showed up at Thursday’s public hearing on the 6-cent tax hike. “That’s more than has shown up before to a hearing on the taxes,” County Auditor Bate Bond said after the meeting. Comal County Commissioners had the public hearing because they signed an Intent to false taxes by 19.99 percent, raising the 30 OI-cent tax rate up to 36.01 cents per HOO valuation Any tax increase of more than 3 percent requires a public hearing, and any tax increase of more than 8 percent allows taxpayers to ask for a rollback election, according to Texas law. “Taxpayers have 90 days to gather signatures of IO percent of the registered voters in the county to oppose the tax increase," said former commissioner O.K. Heitkamp, who attended the meeting. Commissioners explained the reasons for the expenditures. But persons who attended were concerned with their ability to pay, and had few specific c» iticisms of how the money was spent. “I understand we probably do need these things. But if we can’t afford to pay it, where is it going to come from?” Heitkamp asked. “I’m not saying this for any political reason because I don’t want to sit in your place again.” The taxpayers pointed out that not just the county taxes were increasing, but all of the governmental entities were having tax increases. The increase from school bond elections, the jail bond election and the proposed city bond election were brought up. “But what you have to remember is that on each of these bond elections, the voters favored these types of expenditures. And if the jail had been built IO years before it would have cost the county less,” Clark said He also defended the present budget, explaining the need for road maintenance, law enforcement and debt service, with a very few increases in other budgets.. “I have some figures that may help you to understand,” Commissioner J.L. “Jumbo” Evans said. “If you take the entire criminal justice system — the courts, the jail, the See TAXES, Page 10AInsideToday's Weather Comal County forecast calls for sunny skies today, becoming fair tonight and Saturday. Today’s high should reach the upper 80s, falling to the upper 50s tonight and back up to near 80 on Saturday. Winds will be light and southerly today, shifting to the north at 25 miles per hour tonight and Saturday. A lake wind advisory is also in effect today for gusts up to 30 mph. EDITOR'S NOTE This is the fifth in a six part series explaining the up coming $11.5 million bond issue to be put before the public Oct 19. By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer Providing recreational facilities for the citizens of New Braunfels is what the final three propositions on the Oct. 19 bond issue ballot are all about. Proposition six — $1.88 million — will refurbish five parks; proposition seven — $140,000 — will complete cart path and irrigation projects at banda Park Golf Course; and proposition eight — $300,000 — will CLASSIFIED    3-11B COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 12B DEAR ABBY 3B DEATHS 2A ENTERTAINMENT 1B HOROSCOPE 12B OPINIONS 4A RELIGIOUS FOCUS 5-6A WEATHER 2A buy a removable cover for the Olympic pool. The dollar figure for park improvements included in the sixth proposition bounced up and went back down before the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board agreed By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer The first truant officer at New Braunfels ISD in at least three years begins work today. Miriam Campos, who has worked in child welfare and has attended law school, has started just in time to help with the October attendance. She will work part time in the district. on$l 88 million. Original suggestions for the park proposition totaled $1 41 Mullion for redevelopment of Cypress Bend and Ernest Eikel parks, development of a West End park, and acquisition of land for a future sports complex Bond committees last February then added three more parks to Im* revitalized, to bring the total to $1 44 million But by March, the addition of work at the golf course, the pool cover, and revitalization of HEB soccer fields, Ernest Eikel field and Haymarket Park, along with the $600,000 acquisition of land for future parks pushed the total to $3 million. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board again reviewed October is one of the two months that the state uses to determine a school district’s average daily attendance. April is the other ADA month. The ADA figures deternune how much money a school district receives from the state. “The truant officer is not going to ride up and down streets trying to catch kids out of school,” Superintendent Charles Bradberry said. “She will be working with a list that possible parks projects and came up with the five parks recommendations. The board agreed to hold off on the purchase of land and use bond issue money to lieef up existing parks Golf course improvements and the pool cover were not recommended by the parks board, but were included in the bond issue at the request of City Council. Here s what the Proposition six projects look like Camp Comal Athletic Park — $845,560 to remodel the ball fields to allow for a softball fourplex and a Babe Ruth baseball field to better utilize space at the park, just off Kuehler Avenue we prepare from our absence records.” Besides the importance of October attendance, Bradberry explained, the truant officer was also lured because of another requirement of the education reform bill, House Bill 72. “With the five-day absence rule we have to get to the student quickly or he will already have to be held back,” Bradberry said. (Five excused absences are ail that Satt/er set for election By SARAH DUKE Staff writer David Thompson, a leader in the move to incorporate Sattler Village turned in a final map of the incorporation area to the Comal County Commissioners office this morning which allows an incorporation election Nov. 5. The map includes 273 48 extrc acres in the incorporation area that were not the original map Th** amount of land included in th* current incorporation proposal is tw>> square miles. Backers of the incorporation added the additional acres after discovering that the original map included less than two square miles The Texas Municipal league allows an incorporated village to be two square miles. County Judge Fred Clark said last week that he did not have the authority to call an incorporation election for an area less than two square miles. The areas added to the proposed incorporation area include more land west of the Guadalupe River between the second and third crossing on River Road. Thompson said the incorporation backers had originally planned to include this land and the residents on it. These residents were included in the original census of the Sattler area. “We felt like it was only fair to take them in so that they can have a voice in the city," Thompson said See SATTLER. Page ICA The new field layout, says softball association president Jaiuce Ia?e, will allow for growth of the softball club, which is at capacity now In the spring league, there are 47 local softball teams with about 20 players each to total 940 participants. The winter league has about 118 teams. When there are five games per night on one field, about 4.000 people areal the field. More fields. l,ee added, will mean that games are finished earlier so nearby residents would not be disturbed late at night. The lights will be on an electronic tinier and will be on only at certain times. See BONI). Page 10A a student is allowed per semester and still be able to pass.) “We need much quicker intervention to be able to save the child from being held back under HB 72,’’ Bradberry explained. The idea of a truant officer was first suggested by Trustee Aguinaldo “Nayo” Zamora when he was campaigning for his present board position. See TRUANT, Page 10A New Braunfels officer begins work today j ;

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