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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 11, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas                                Texas tt box No please Lands Lake silt wont end up in Kuehler dump ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer If any dredging gets done in or around Landa the resulting silt and debris will be carted to the city dump on Freiheit J Residents of Helms Eastlawn Terrace and Kuehler Street gave the City Council a round of applause when that motion was and filed out as the vote was being Said councilmember Donnie We finally did something The group had brought a 127signature petition against putting the silt at a closed Kuehler Avenue The city staff had considered that location because it was closer to the We all bought our and we were aware of the sewage plant out said Alfonso We have to contend with that But I see no reason why anything should be As far as city parks are there may not be anything to said City Manager Last the Corps of Engineers provided federal fish and wildlife agencies with requested information on the fountain an endangered species just recently found to be living in the Comal Delashmutt said Parks Director Court Thieleman might hear something late today on whether a dredging permit will be is some chance they the federal agencies will insist on a full environmental impact he I told the Corps if thats the case to just call me dont bother Were not gonna take it any farther than Did anyone every find out by whose authority Southwest Texas put those fish in our lake a council member asked Id sure like to The fountain darter was indigenous to Comal but died out when the springs stopped flowing in a 1950s A few years someone from Southwest Texas State University restocked from San Marcos where the species had been Delashmutt and the City Council didnt know the fish were there until SWT heard about New Braunfels Utilities plan to lower the lake for repairs to the The lowering was scheduled to start but has been postponed until 17 while the city tries See Page 12 Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for fair and mild today and and and cold Winds will be northwesterly near 10 mph and light and variable Sunset will be at and sunrise Wednesday will be at Cougarettes Roll It was a night in which the Canyon Cougarettes could do little Stephanie Burchs 23 outside points combined with Shelley Nances 15 inside a tough defense and total control of the resulted in a 5235 win over the Lockhart See Page Prison Sietfe grids After 53 tense inmates at New Yorks Ossining Correclierts CefnteVr formerly called released 17 prison guards they were holding See Page CLASSIFIED COMICS OPINIONS TV New Braunfels New Texes HeraldZdtung 7 12 Pages TUESDAY January 25 cents 92 7 USPS 3778801 Monroe Wetz confers with new colleague Bill George start by p Water worries Bulverde residents oppose subdivision By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer i His first day on the job in Commissioners Court and County Judge Frfed Clark found himself having to explain a sitution the court has had to face since its existence lack of ordinancemaking That topic came up during a discussion on the countys water specifically in the Bulverde j Betty from the Citizens Task Force on and a small group ofr Bulverde area residents expressed their concern about the water i The subject came up durjng the courts consideration of final plat approval to Spring Oak Estates Unit I and II as presented by sudivision owner Gordon Sutton and his engineer Al i These two which comprise 236 divided into 280 are located off Bulverde Spring Branch Road south of Highway The although sympathetic to the residents said it could not legally do anything about the water And seeing that the proposed subdivision met See Page i Fr0d Clark listens at his first meeting Reagan outlines crop swap plan DALLAS AP President promising farmers that help is on the today announced the government will give them free surplus grain for idling up to half their The which Reagan called a crop is designed to pump up sagging farm prices by whittling big government commodity Agriculture Secretary John Block predicted the program will have little impact on grocery increasing the cost of bread less than a penny a speaking to the 64th annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Because these are unusual and critical times on American we dont have time to stand around chewing our He had asked the lameduck session of Congress to authorize the or but puiifiiTplaceoniiis own today becaljsetne measure did not pass the The administration has now concluded it does not need congressional approval to go but is inviting Congress to endorse the program The plan will be used on top of existing production control under which eligible farmers will receive cash and continued price support protection for idling 20 percent of their land this Under the program announced farmers will be eligible to take an additional 30 percent of their fields out of In they will receive surplus cotton and which they could sell or use for livestock The government hopes 23 million acres of land will be idled by the PIK That would reduce corn and sorghum production by 10 cut cotton production by 20 percent and reduce rice production by 15 the Agriculture Depart Reagan said the program is designed to reduce this years harvest so that pricedepressing See Page 12 Legal snag Election Code clouds atlarge positions It looked as though the Charter Review Committee had devised a good plan for reorganizing the New Braunfels City But City Attorney John Chunn has run into a The Texas Constitution states in Article XI that home rule cities which have elected to extend council terms beyond two years in length must have council members elected by majority New Braunfels has seven council members ser ving staggered threeyear Three seats came open in two in 1982 and two should come up in The charter committee has proposed to continue this except that four members should be elected two one and two the next by Each city resident will get to vote for only one member in those two The other three council members would be elected at large in the third by plurality Each resident could vote for two or three and the top three would be seated with no If Chunns interpretation is that last provision is Ive advised MALDEFs attorney of he told City Council Monday The plurality system was recommended by the Mexican American Legal See Page 12 Two suspects hold up motorist Monday on Bear Creek Road Details are still sketchy in an early Monday morning armed which left a 31yearold woman The robbery occurred when the who lives in Schertz but works in New was retur ning from the Canyon Lake area at approximately 1 Sheriffs Gilbert Villarreal said a deputys report had indicated a possibly parked on Bear Creek Road near Highway When the woman slowed down to go around two men opened her car robbed and fled in a Mustang back in the direction of Canyon Villarreal said there were three suspects an Anglo male and a Latin male who carried out the and one Latin male who stayed in the The vehicle is said to be possibly a blue 65 but I dont know yet whether its light dark or twotoned Villarreal In other policerelated in cigarettes and a New Braunfels National Bank bag with in change were reported stolen from Jesses Discount Gas at 617 Highway 81 The burglary occurred sometime between 11 and 7 Entry into the building was gained with a The cigarettes were in and were assorted County to appoint panel to help select jail site An 11member citizens committee will be named Monday to help the county find a site to build a new county According to a yettobe approved federal lawsuit the county is required to have a new jail built and ready for occupancy no later than At the suggestion of Monroe each commissioner this week will submit the names of two persons from their precincts who have agreed to serve on the i The remaining three committee members will be nominated by County Judge Fred who during next Mondays Commissioners Court meeting will announce the com mittees County Attorney Bill present in Commissioners Court suggested that Sheriff Walter County Auditor Bate Bond and one member from Com missioners all serve on the Clark agreed that input from these three would be needed by the citizens he did not feel that they needed to actually serve on the but instead be available to provide necessary input if Jumbo who was appointed liason between the court and the Austin architects working on the countys jail suggested that the citizens committee look for a location capable of holding more than just a In looking at possible jail sites the committee should look for something other than just for a confinement said At minimum they should look for something that might be called a criminal justice Reimer reminded the court that the committee would have to work swiftly since a hearing has been set for 24 in District Court in San An tonio to hear the proposed jail set Other than the occurance of some bizarre Reimer were going to have to work under the time limit that we have to have a jail completed no later than Commissioners Court has called a special meeting for Wednesday at 10 to consider the selection of an architectural HoltFatter and an Austin architectural has been working on the countys plans thus the court has not yet ap proved a contract with that Since the court has been considering the four compensation packets which outline HoltFatter and Scotts alternate The jail which still needs the blessings of a federal court was arrived at last summer by the court and attorneys for Robert a former county jail in filed the suit against the county for alleged unconstitutional jail SMITH   

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