New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 26, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
‘Alarming trend’ of drug use with students
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some sixth-graders say they use cocaine as often as every week, according to a survey released today that shows an “alarming trend” of drug use among junior high school students.
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Residents putting lives together after Hugo
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Truckloads of ic plastic sheeting, bottled water other necessities beginning to arrive from the outside world as a L services return to communities shattered by Hurricane Hugo.
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Top players honored teams win again
school football teams are 9-0 eek of non-district play. It * to get there though, and the hose players.
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Vol. 137, No. 227
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (LISPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
September 26, 1989 25 Cents One Section, 10 PagesCity OKs tennis courts over objections
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
The volley of conflict regarding placement of the proposed HEB Tennis Complex continued Monday with New Braunfels City Council not scoring points with persons striving to protect green space.
“I’ve got friends on both sides of this. Whatever decision I make is going to make half of them unhappy,” said Councilmember Bill Arnold before the Council’s vote which approved the tennis courts site.
Both sides were presented when members of the Noon Lions Club, Tennis Association and Parks and Recreation Advisory Board packed the New Braunfels Utilities meeting room, where City Council conducts its meetings, to voice opinions on placing tennis courts in Prince Sol ms Park.
The Noon Lions Club approved a resolution last week asking City Council not to take the Advisory Board’s recommendation of using Prince Solms Park. Since 1970, when the club donated $15,000 to help purchase the
Pearce Property — now Prince Solms park, almost $39,000 from the organization has been spent to beautify the park and keep it as green space, said Lions Club member Bill Kolodzie.
“I ask that council consider the facts and help keep Prince Solms Park a place of beauty, a place of serenity,” he said.
However, other members of the Noon Lions Club were for the Prince Solms Location.
“Right now, what is that property being
used for? A giant parking lot for one of the entrances to the Tube Chute,” said Bill Mabry, a Lions Club member. “Building the tennis courts on this property is an opportunity ... to give back to the citizens of this community."
Funding to build the proposed courts is made possible by a $35,000 grant from HEB Foods. The Tennis Association will add $22,000 cash and City of New Braunfels will contribute $23,000 cash and land for the project. The only requirement for HEB’s dona
tion of die money is that the courts be named the HEB Tennis Center.
HEB withdrew its grant portion in 1984 when the city applied for the grant but the parties couldn’t agree on a site for the courts. The city re-applied for the grant in 1988.
“As a civic and a service club of this community, we believe in our park system. We have contributed money, time and just about anything the park department has asked us
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Findings show cause of death
Preliminary autopsy findings indicate a 37-year-old Houston man who was found at a local motel Saturday died from alcohol intoxication, say New Braunfels police.
Joe E. Ayers, 37, a former resident of New Braunfels, was found in a room at the Shaefer Motel around noon when maids went in to clean the room, said Lt. Felix Roque. He was found lying across the bed in the room.
Authorities will wait for toxicology
test results to verify that Mr. Ayers died of alcohol intoxication, said police spokesman Martin Mayer.
“There was no evidence of any foul play,” Roque said. “We’re doing an investigation to find out what happened.”
The motel manager reported Mr. Ayers checked into the motel, located on Interstate 35, after 8 p.m. Friday, Roque said.
The Travis County medical examiner performed the autopsy Sunday.
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Garza Street classroom across from the main entrance to the hospital. The group provides a place for those who have, and who have had, cancer, their family and friends to talk about the disease and ways to cope. The public is invited. For more information, call 625-9111, extension 340, or 629-8059....
Search yields illegal drugs
A New Braunfels man remains in 0 the Comal County jail today pending registration after he was arrested Monday and charged with possession of a controlled substance. New Braunfels police report.
Javier Ortiz, 27, of the 1400 block of Stonewall Street, was arrested by police at his residence around 4:30
p.m., said police spokesman Martin Mayer.
Less than 2 grams of what is believed to be methamphetamines was confiscated, he said.
Based upon information from a reliable source, police received a search warrant from Precinct I Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger, Mayer said.
Police arrest masked thief
Grab your boots and get ready for the largest county fair in the state of Texas. The 1989 Comal County Fair starts tomorrow with the arrival of many exhibits at the fairground during the day, followed by Family Night at the Carnival beginning at 6 p.m., and Night in Old New Braunfels at Comal Corral from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The 1989 Fair Queen and her Court will be introduced and other entertainment is scheduled. Wednesday night's dance will be to the music of the San Antonio Combo (Photo by Deryl Clark)
A man driving down Seguin Avenue wearing a gorilla mask was stopped by New Braunfels police Monday and later charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Clayton Charles Franke, 24, of Schertz, remains in the Comal County jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.
“We had a report he had stolen a vehicle out of Victoria,” said police spokesman Martin Mayer. “An over-the-air call from Universal City said
that somebody was attempting a burglary and he was wearing a gorilla mask.”
A New Braunfels police officer later noticed a man driving down Seguin Avenue wearing a gorilla mask, he said. He followed the vehicle and eventually stopped it.
At the time Franke was arrested, he was driving a different stolen vehicle than the one Victoria authorities were looking for, Mayer said.
CISD supports aquifer lawsuit
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The Comal Independent School District board of trustees Monday became one of several local entities announcing its support for the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority’s lawsuit seeking adjudication of pumping rights from the Edwards Aquifer.
CISD trustees approved a resolution declaring their support for GBR A’s lawsuit filed in Hays County District Court. The suit seeks a declaratory judgment naming the Edwards Aquifer an underground river, therefore making it subject to regulation by the Texas Water Commission. GBRA claims it filed the lawsuit in an effort to save the Comal and San Marcos springs and the endangered
species which rely on the springs for habitat.
Currently, the San Marcos and blind salamanders, the San Marcos gambusia, the fountain darter and Texas wild rice are threatened by the springs’ diminishing flows which are being attributed to unregulated pumping.
The lawsuit was moved up to U.S. District Judge James R. Nowlin’s court in August because several large federal installations have been listed as parties to the lawsuit. When one of the parties to a lawsuit is an agency of the U.S. government, the lawsuit must be heard in a federal court.
CISD’s resolution reads, “Whereas the loss of the Comal Springs and Comal River could have a significant effect on the taxbase of Comal Independent School District ... Now, therefore be it hereby resolved by the Comal Independent School District: That the Comal Independent School Distnct hereby supports curent legal efforts to regulate and control the use of water from the Edwards Aquifer so as to ensure an adequate discharge of water from the Edwards Aquifer at Comal Springs to retain the benefits histroicaly associated with the springs...” President Carter Casteel stated no taxpayer’s money would be devoted to GBRA and the lawsuit.
Trustees tighten up career ladder rules
Thanks to donations from many area residents and businesses, including the four who have paid for entire trees’ worth of lights, the Light Up the Plaza campaign has met the immediate expenses of updating the electrical equipment and adding 1,500 feet of new lights to the decorations on Main Plaza. However, reserve funds still are required for bulb replacement and donations must be in by this Saturday for lights to be installed by Nov. 29, when they will be turned on. Donations may be sent to: Light Up the Plaza, Downtown Association, P.O. Box 310326, New Braunfels, Texas 78131-0326....
The Book Review Club will meet Wednesday morning at the
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Teachers in Comal Independent School District face stricter career ladder criteria thanks to the board of trustees and a new state law.
The CISD board of trustees Monday approved the strictest career ladder criteria recommended by Personnel Director Dr. Aden Tieken based on feedback from the Texas Association of School Boards.
Tieken said stricter criteria can be lowered if additional funding becomes available from the state through the average daily attendance or from the local district. Criteria cannot be made stricter after Sept. 30, he said.
HB 2566, approved by the 71st Legislature, included several changes to the career ladder criteria. One of the major changes was that any stricter criteria would have to be done by Sept. 30 of each school year. Another change was the move to current year
appraisal scores rather than previous year scores to determine entry and maintenance of career ladder levels.
According to criteria approved by the board, a teacher must have a perfect performance appraisal rating of 184 in the immediately preceding year to remain at Level III. To remain at Level II, a teacher must have maintained a performance appraisal in the “exceeds expectations” category in the preceding year.
Entry into Level III is contingent upon a perfect performance rating of 184 in the immediately preceding year and performance appraisals in the “clearly outstanding” category in the other two preceding years. To enter into Level ll, a teacher must have a performance appraisal rating of 184 in the current year aud a performance appraisal in the “exceeds
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Central banks intervene to drive down dollar value
WASHINGTON (AP) — Japanese and West German central banks today intervened in currency markets for the second consecutive day, driving down the value of the dollar in an effort to reduce the U.S. trade deficit.
The intervention followed broader action on Monday when the United States, Great Britain, Canada and France joined the Bank of Japan and West German Bundesbank in concerted dollar selling.
The actions are in line with a weekend statement by the Group of Seven industrial countries — the United States, Japan, West Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy and Canada — expressing displeasure with the dollar’s strength and fear that its rise in recent months could blunt improvement in the U.S. trade deficit.
A strong dollar hurts the trade gap by making U.S. goods more expensive on foreign markets, while lowering the price of imports to American consumers.
In Tokyo, where trading aids before Europe’s business day begins, the dollar today fell 0.15 yen to a closing 142.80 Japanese yen. It was quoted at die same level later in London. The U.S. currency was worth
1.9035 West German marks in early trading. On Friday, before the G-7 meeting, the dollar bought 146 yen and 1.95 marks.
Meanwhile, the world’s financial officials prepared for meetings today of the 152-nation International Monetary Fund and its sister lending organization, the World Bank.
Delegates to the meeting are discussing a range of topics from the deterioration of the environment in developing countries, the Third World’s crushing $1.3 trillion debt burden, and the movement of Poland and Hungry from communism to free-market economies Michel Camdessus, managing director of the IMF, is pushing for a doubling of the fund’s resources from the current $120 billion, but is running into resistance from the Great Britain, Saudi Arabia and the United States, which as veto power over the matter Economists said the dollar’s decline was sparked less by the intervention and more by live fear that the central banks would follow up with changes in interest rates. A
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