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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 7, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas tt Mitch womhle bojc jjfllifts i New laws needed for county panel feels By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer New legislation is needed to help meet Comal Countys growth and recreational related according to preliminary reports from the countys growth and development The specific type of legislation has not yet been But by the committee plans to have a final report outlining its suggestions and any proposed legislation needed to meet the countys growth and tourismrelated The committees final report will be given to Commissioners which charged the committee last summer with studying how growth and tourism are affecting the The which will selfdestruct at the end of plans to in turn charge Commissioners Court with proceeding im mediately with the implementation of legislative according to one com mittee a man who can help the county in the new state legislature which convenes Tuesday was in attendance at Thursdays committee After listening to committee discussion for over two newlyelected State Edmund Kuempel RSeguin had but one suggestion The more precise data you can include in proposed much better off itll be for the Legislative Council which considers proposed he told committee members gathered in Commissioners The 13member countywide chaired by Spring Branch resident Charles consists of six subcommittees studying different areas of the countys growth and recreational Five of these six which are studying the upper and lower Guadalupe River Canyon the countys water supply quantity and quality and roads and public will turn their findings into the financial The financial headed up by Dorris will be responsible for coming up with ways in which the other subcommittees suggestions could be Preliminary suggestions for coming up with funds to meet the countys growth and tourism have included the implementation of a users tax which would require new legislation andor raising county which would require Commissioners Court Between now and 17 when the main steering committee meets these suggestions and the subcommittees findings will be studied by members of the main committee who will work on a final summary report to turn in to Commissioners The committee will review this final sum mary report prior to turning it into the court in early Knibbe New Braunffels New Texas 5 Zeituno 14 Pages FRIDAY 1983 25 cents USPS 377880 Staff photo by Jackiv Smith Panel members Ken Karger left and Oliver Haas listen to discussion Thursday Survey status County wants your responses back soon By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer If you havent mailed in the survey sent to you by the Comal County Growth and Development youve got week to do Next January is the last day the which met Thursday night at the will accept the survey Not everyone in the county got a survey since the committee mailed it out to only county households shortly before The names of those receiving the survey which asks residents what they think the countys most pressing problems are in relation to growth and were randomly chosen from the registered county Response to the survey has been good thus Spring Branch resident Charles who heads up the growth said Knibbes 13member committee was appointed last summer by Com missioners Court to see how tourism and growth are affecting the The which will self destruct at the end of is currently working on a report for Commissioners Court that will recommend how the county can meet problems caused by growth and The findings of the survey will be considered by the committee when it finalizes its summary report for Commissioners Tim Commissioners Court administrator who serves on Knibbes estimated Thursday that anywhere from to surveys had been If theres an indication from the survey so make the user of the facility be the one who should pay for Darilek referring to the 100 or so surveys he had already After next Fridays the surveys will be handdelivered by Knibbe to Texas where they will be tabulated The surveys will then be brought back to Comal County where the committee will hand tabulate those portions of the survey which required a written an J tit less rate inches higher WASHINGTON AP The nations unem ployment rate climbed to percent of the labor force in a slight rise from the previous months revised as the number of Americans giving up the search for jobs reached an alltime the government reported The Labor Department said the ranks of discouraged workers those no longer counted as unemployed because have left the labor force swelled by more than to the highest since the government began keeping this statistic in While the unemployment rolls swelled by last well above the 12 million of only people entered the labor force in search of The departments Bureau of Labor Statistics initially had reported that Novembers seasonally adjusted jobless rate was a postDepression high of But in todays which took into account endoftheyear revisions in laborforce the agency lowered the rate to the onetenth percentage point rise in December meant that joblessness had risen for the fourth consecutive The was well below the three tenths percentage point rise from October to The bureau also reported that the number of long term unemployed those out of work for at least six rose to a postWorld War II See Page 14 Texas rate now 8 percent DALLAS AP The jobless rate in Texas rose slightly in mainly because Christmas just didnt come for many the Department of Labor announced The seasonally adjusted released the first Friday of every showed that in Texans were out of a jobless rate of In unemployment in Texas was Labor Department analyst Nick San tangelo said that in December unem ployment in Texas was Unadjusted rates showed that percent of Texans were out of work in about The jobless rate among adult males was percent among adult and percent among The breakdown by race showed that per cent of whites were looking for while unemployment among Texas blacks was and percent among Adult women represented the most significant increase in Texas last Santangelo said9 They were the new entrants and reentrants in the labor and they were the job losers through and See Page 14 Two Fort Worth JPs balk at Interracial marriages FORT WORTH AP The refusal by three Tarrant County peace justices to marry interracial couples has drawn criticism from their colleagues and civil rights The justices deny that their policy stems from racism they say they just believe such unions dont I dont mind them getting I just dont want to be a party to said Peace Justice John who has refused to marry a white and a black on two occasions in the last two I must stick to my own said Peace Justice Eldon who has turned away three mixedrace Im not If the good Lord intended for us to mix up like hed have made us all the same Performing marriages is one of a peace justices but state law does not require them to marry all couples who come to said Jim Hambleton of the Texas State Law Library in But Laughlin head of the southern office of the American Civil Liberties Union in said such refusals are clearly un Its a classic form of discriminatory state As an elected a justice of the has no discretion to discriminate by refusing to perform a See Page 14 Grim statistics fatalities but 1982 was still a violent year Inside By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Statistics brought good news to Comal County in 1982 a lower traffic fatality count and drowning tally than in There were 14 fatality accidents in compared to more than 30 the year Seven persons drowned last instead of 1981 s total of at least the violence increased on another as Comal County was the setting for several bizarre one of which brough the county its first capital murder case in recent They were by unusual means one man was beaten to another was and a woman was then along with her The beating death of Arnulfo Shorty Mar in July remains The same goes for Sandra whose April arsonrelated death became a once an autopsy revealed she had been shot twice in the upper part of her Felix Roque and Texas Ranger Ray Martinez said this week investigation is The only murder file marked case closed is that of Robert hanged by a rope strung across a support beam in a small shed off Bear Creek Two San Antonio George Edwin Pittmann and Francis Irving were each assessed two consecutive life prison terms in after both pleaded guilty to capital murder and aggravated Comal Countys first traffic fatality of 1982 was courtesy of a twocar accident on Interstate 35 on Timothy of San Mar died four days later in an Austin On one foot from the Bexar County line at Highway 281 and the Cibolo Creek a pickup driven by Marvin James of was traveling at a high rate of The vehicle struck a flipped three and Popham was thrown A high rate of speed also contributed to Fatality on March A Datsun driven by Mark Alan of left FM 2673 out of spun struck a small and flipped three Ferguson was also thrown from the 4 came on March Mazie Lee of San Antonio was killed in a onecar accident on Highway Her 79 Chevrolet and struck a cement Falling asleep at the wheel was listed as probable cause for the May brought one of two involuntary manslaughter cases to Comal County in Ruben his and three children were leaving a company picnic at Landa Park on May when the compact car he was driving swerved off Landa Drive and struck a pecan Marie Christina Lan was was charged with involuntary The summer tourist season opened with the death of 16yearold Marva who drowned in the lagoon area of the She was on a band trip with Ellison High School in Fatalities took to the air on May when four members of a Colorado family were victims of an early morning plane crash near Curry Creek Killed were the Lloyd his wife both of their 19year old son a University of Colorado and daughter of Canyon Lake claimed former principal of Mountain Valley Van as its first victim in Mclntyre went fishing on April and never came His body was located five days near the mouth of Tom Creek on the lakes south On June the body of James Sylvester of San was found in Canyon within 200 feet of where shouts for help were heard in Cranes Mill A 25yearold man from Switzerland leapt to his death on June 19 at Preiss Heights Identified as Carl Stefan the Swedish attorney was See Page 14 Todays Weather This afternoon will be sunny and moving into a cool Fog will form toward and Saturday afternoon should be fair and Expect variable winds today and at 510 miles per Sunset tonight will be at and sunrise Saturday at SV Wins Again The Smithson Valley Rangers defeated Dripping Springs 7363 Thursday night to post their 15th The win gave highpoint man Rocky Neuman his seventh 20point game and put the Rangers record at See DEAR PUBLIC RELIGIOUS TV Edwards Board to mull surface water fund Next week directors of the Edwards Underground Water District will consider the first transfer of money into the districts new Surface Water Development The 15member board of directors will discuss this fund at its 11 meeting at 10 in the conference fourth floor of the Tower Life Building in San When the board adopted the budget for fiscal year which began directors created the surface water development They also authorized the transfer of up to million into the fund during the
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