New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 13, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald Zaitung Now Braunfels, Texas
Sunday, October 13, 1985
Of RVI CLARR MLR ALO/I IT UNOComal County Commissioners to adopt 1985 tax rate
The New Braunfels High School Band vyas rated No I at the UIL District Marching Competition Saturday at the New Braunfels High School stadium The competition in eluded 3A IA 2A and AA schools from around the region The Canyon High School Band was
rated high as well in the competition, garnering a No. 2 slot. Pictured, the New Braunfels band percussion section performs during the competition, which included 32 high school
Comal County commissioners will set the 1985 tax rate at their IO a.m. meeting Monday.
The proposed rate is 36.01 cents per $100 valuation.
The new rate includes a 6-cent tax hike which represents a '20 percent increase over last year's rate.
According to Texas law, a petition signed by IO percent of county voters could result in a rollback election which could keep the tax increase to 8 percent, and though a previous public hearing brought protests from county taxpayers, no indication has been yet given as to whether the rate will be challenged.
The 1986 budget will also he discussed again at the Monday meeting
Half of the tax increase will go specifically to road and drainage improvements and purchase of nght-of-way
The other half will support the general fund budgets with the largest
increase in the sheriff's department.
Commissioners also plan to nominate the county’s representative to the Central Appraisal District.
The job has been offered again to Albert Moos who had that position for the past term.
Commissioners postponed the item last meeting, while Moos made his decision.
Commssioners complimented Molts on the job he had done trying to keep the appraisal district's budget down.
“But he’s only line vote." a commissioner commented.
Nile Kiedel with the Comal County Bar Association will make a presentation on the law library.
I .ast meeting, commissioners asked for a clarification of the county and bar association's responsibility in maintaining the library and a recommendation on what to do to keep the books more secure.
The law library on third floor of the
courthouse is used for attomey-client conferences. Books have disappeared from the library even though they are suppose to be checked out through the county auditor’s office.
A fee added to filing fees passed by the Texas Legislature a few years ago created funding for the library.
A Comal County employee takes care of the library, as well as other duties at the county, commissioners
County Judge Fred Clark objected to the idea of paying a county worker two salaries for the same 40-hour week of work. He suggested one possibility would be to hire a librarian strictly for that job.
Commissioners will also have an executive session on personnel.
Also on the agenda is a request for a variance to the private sewage facility order and a request to vacate Inland Estates lot 16 and replat it as lots 16A and 16B.
Gramm campaign chairmen
Marching student taken to hospital bid
A 14-year-old Fox Tech student fainted on the marching field as her band competed in the 1 11 Marching Contest at New Braunfels High School about 5 15 p m Saturday New Braunfels Fire IVpartment’s FMS unit took the girl to McKenna Memorial Hospital “She had been out in the sun all day and she was overheated.” a New Braunfels fire department spokesperson said. And we heard she hail been sick for a couple of days too.”
Emergent') room personnel were still working on her. “treating her for dehydration.” It was unknown at that time w bother she w ould he admitted
Woman injured in accident
• A Canyon lake woman was taken
to the hospital after an accident 2:35 p rn Friday on FM 3159 about l4 mile south of Cranes Mill Road, said Trooper Tim Jackson with the Department of Public Safety.
Elizabeth Swanson of Canyon lake was treated and released from McKenna Memorial Hospital, emergency room personnel said.
Her car was forced off the road while she was passing a tanker truck driven by Gustavo Gomez, an employee of Wagner and Sons, the HI’S trooper said.
“They were both traveling north behind this butane truck She was already in the oncoming lane trying to pass Gomez when he swerved out to pass the butane truck in front of him." Jackson said.
Swanson's car went off the road, down a steep embankment, through a barbed-wire fence and into a small
Absentee voting agoing well
Interest in the Saturday's city election to issue $11 45 million rn general obligation bonds is high this morgh, and that is evidenced by the number of people who have voted absentee.
As of 5 p.m. Friday, 238 people voted absentee, including five votes
rei-eived through the mail.
We had a good da> today," said city secretary Bonnie Sarkozi.
Absentee voting continues through 5p m Tuesday at City Hall Persons over 65, those who are disabled or those who will he out of town Saturday mas vote absentee
“The embankment had been a 45-60 degree angle." Jackson estimated.
“And if her car had not been pointing straight into it when it went down, it would have rolled for sure."
A couple of passers-by stopped to help Swanson, the DPS trooper said
“They took her to Dr. Robinson’s office and the (Canyon l.ake Volunteer Fire Department's) EMS took her to the hospital from there," Jackson said.
Gomez had not stopped, but he told the DPS LTfficer that he was unaware that any accident had happened.
Jackson cited Gomez for unsafe lane change and for not having a class A drivers' license which is required for the size of truck he was driving.
“I talked to the foreman there, but he said Gomez had been there longer titan him and was already driving trucks when he (the foreman* had started working there," Jackson said.Threadgill convicted on robbery charge
Robert Threadgill, of Seguin, was convicted Friday of the Feb 15 robbery of the Seguin Theatre.
District Judge BB. Schraub sentenced the man to eight years in a Texas prison His charge had been reduced from aggravated robbery.
AUSTIN Both of ITS Sen. Phil Gramm's 1984 statewide campaign iivchairman and IOO of his county campaign chairmen are supporting U.S. Rep. Tom lxreffler's bid for governor.
“I am honored that these men and women who worked so hard and so successfully to elect Phil Gramm to the U.S. Senate are now w tiling to put their time. effort and leadership into this campaign." loftier said. “All of these men and women are leaders in their communities and their support and guidance gives us a tremendous
Heart of Gold winner to be named today
Edward D Jones it Co. has ended its search for the person with a Heart of Gold. The w inner was selected by a New Brauneis panel of judges for his or her service to our community. The announcement of the winner and a special presentation of the Edward D. Jones Sr Heart of Gold plaque will be made today at the Downtown Association Open House at the gazebo on the Plaza. The winner will move on to the national Heart of Gold competition. A national winner will be announced in January of 1986 The public is invited to this special presentation at 5 p.m. today.
IMBISD to award Education Center bids
New Braunfels 1SD trustees is expected to award bids for the Education Center's mechanical and electrical w ork in their meeting 7 30 p rn Tuesday.
At the meeting in New Braunfels High School library, an architect from the .Andrew Perez firm will Ipake a recommendation to the board cfi the bids that will be opened Monday
; The Education Center is the name the school district has given the old
high school cm Mill Street that is being renovated for administrative offices.
Earlier bids were rejected as too high.
The architects rewrote the specifications, eliminating some of the restoration work and adding a drop ceiling through all but the foyer area
The lower ceiling decreased the need for lighting, as well as cut the cost of air conditioning, school ad
ministrators said Trustees will also authorize going out for bids on some energy conservation work that was designed and engineered by Ham-Mer Consulting Engineers The energy conservation project was funded by the 1983 bond issue That issue also included construction rf the new elementary school, additions to various campuses and air conditioning work throughout the district.
Ham-Mer and Associates had overseen the air conditioning installation in the summer of 1984 and have written the specifications for the additional w ork Also on the agenda, trustees will vote on a sick leave policy that adopts changes mandated by the stale and assignment of credits for vocational courses.
The latter was also mandated by the state and was discased in the board s last study session.Weather
; Shower and thunderstorms continued along the Texas coast Saturday1 as an upper-level trough passed over highly moist and unstable air.
• The heavies! storms were concentrated along the upper coast from western Louisiana through Beaumont to near Galveston, the National Weather Service said. Isolated showers were also detected oyer Northeast Texas and the south High Plains .The abundant low-level moisture resulted in partly cloudy to cloudy skies across the eastern two-thirds of the state Skies were generally clear over West Texas as a low-pressure trough induced dner air into the High Plains and the Trans Pecos region Temperatures were mainly rn the 80s statewide except for the Panhandle and west of the Pecos where upper 60s prevailed South to southeast winds at 5 to 15 mph were common across the eastern two-thirds of the state, while westerly breezes around IO mph swept the High Plains, the weather service said The forecast calls for late night and early naming cloudiness in North aqd South Texas. Otherwise, generally fair skies should prevail through Sunday with isolated evening thunderstorms possible in West Texas
North Texas- Some late night and morning cloudiness otherwise partly cloudy through Monday. Widely scattered thunderstorms Monday. Turning coder northwest secuchis Monday Highs Sunday 83 to 86 Lows Sunday night 61 to 68 Highs Monday 75 to 85
West Texas- Continued fair far west, partly cloudy mountains eastward through Monday. Widely scattered showers north sunday night and mountains eastward Monday. A little cooler most sections Monday. Lows Sunday night mid 40s Panhandle to mid 60s extreme south Highs Sunday near 70 panhandle to mid 90s along the Rio Grande in the Big Bend Highs Monday lower 60s Panhandle to near 90 along the river in the Big Bend.
South Texas- Some late night and early morning cloudiness north, otherwise partly cloudy with little change in temperatures through Monday . Lows Sunday night in the upper 60s Hill Country and the 70s elsewhere. Highs Sunday and Monday in the 80s, with readings reaching the mid 90s inland south.
Port Arthur to Port O’Connor-Southeast w inds IO to 15 knots Sunday and Sunday night. Seas 3 to5 feel
Port O’Connor to Brownsville-Southeast w inds IO to 15 knots Sunday and Sunday night Seas 3 to 5 feet
North Texas- A chance of thunderstorms area wide on Tuesday, over the eastern and southern sections cm) Wednesday and oxer the eastern half of the area on Thursday. Tuesday lows in the early morning generally in the 50s and highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s Temperatures cooling a bit Wednesday and Thursday with lows continuing generally
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Gramm’s two statewide cochairmen - 3»rs. Holly Decherd of Austin and Mr. W’ales Madden. Jr. of Amarillo are already playing key roles in the Daffier for Governor campaign. Mrs. Decherd serves again as statewide co-chairman, while Madden is a member of the statew ide finance committee.
The county campaign leaders from all areas come from all of the state — from the Panhandle to El Paso, through North and Central Texas and into the Rio Grande Valley, up the
Gulf Coast and into deep East Texas — and represent communities large and small.
Some of the county chairmen supporting Loeffier were Phil Gramm chairmen as early as 1976 — the time of Gramm’s first statewide race — and became Republicans when he switched in 1983. Others were lifelong Republicans who became local and statewide leaders for the Senator during Gramm’s successful 1984 campaign. And others are still Democrats and Independents.Deaths
Services for Faerene Palmer, of Bulverde, will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Mission Park Funeral Chapel North in San Antonio w ith the Revs. Dewey Wells and I .oms Vanatter officiating.
Entombment will follow at Mission Burial Park North Mausoleum. Palmer, 60, died Oct. ll after an extended illness.
She was born May ll, 1925 in Wood
Survivors include her husband Keith F. Palmer of Bulverde; daughters Caroly Hughes of San Antonio, Viki Beshear, of Crowley and Michele Emerson of Bulverde; sisters Belle Warren of Sulphur Springs and Veva lecher and Melba I>utton, both of Houston; brothers Dreabon and OI vis Copeland, both of Houston, and Houston Copeland of Dallas; and four grandchildren.
Calendar of events
New Braunfels City Council: 7:30 p.m. Monday, City Hall Council Chambers.
Comal County Commissioners Court: IO am. Monday, Comal County Courthouse Comal County landfill Board: 8:30 am. Monday, Comal County Courthouse.
Guadalupe County Commissioners
Court: IO a m. Monday, Guadalupe County Courthouse.
New Braunfels ISD: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, New Braunfels High School Library.
Wes lend Neighborhood meeting to discuss bond issue: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Holy Family Catholic Church.
in the 50s but highs staying only in the 70s.
West Texas- Partly cloudy and cool Tuesday and Wednesday with scattered thunderstorms Fair and a little warmer Thursday. Highs 60s and 70s except 80s Big Bend. l>ows 40s and 50s
South Texas- Mostly cloudy, warm and humid through Wednesday. A chance of showers mainly north and central sections. Lows from the upper 60s north to the mid 70s south Highs from the lower 80s north to mid 90s south.HOURSca ca cib2-5
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