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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 18, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Texas x Arson suspected in Saturday fire at Garden Ridge developers office By DYANNE FRY Staff writer Arson is suspected in Saturdays fire at the LadshawMiller Development office in Garden We wont know until sometime Wed nesday when the state arson inspector makes a final said Bracken Fire Marshal Elgin Were not com mitting Ron Dunlap of LadshawMiller cited some evidence in favor of The fire started inside a back room of the Dunlap said access apparently was gained through the breaking of a an eightfoot glass Where the fire was most near the there werent any electrical Dunlap Fire Marshal Miller said there was also a strong odor of inflammable But he wasnt jumping to any It might have been some painting material they were using for all we LadshawMiller is still doing business from the stricken twostory Fire damage was confined mostly to one but smoke damage is upstairs and Some computer equip ment was Dunlap said the company hadnt gotten an estimate from its insurance agent but the fire marshal has come up with a ballpark figure of A Bracken volunteer fireman saw smoke and turned in the alarm at Four units but found the fire to be a fairly small It was under control in just a few start Arts Commission deadlocs imm v v IS With one member absent Monday the New Braunfels Arts and Cultural Commission found itself unable to elect Two people were nominated for and the vote split The commission decided to try again on hoping that the seventh Dorothy can be there at that Dan Sedgwick nominated Roxolin Krueger for and Toby Lohr nominated Michael Krueger and Bob Fisher voted for Walker and Betty Stratemann voted for wto cduld have word aheVd of that 6ut dfr staffers were newMftfofntfei Commission off December meeting date was canceiled due to conflicts with several February meeting will be at 1 in City Members agreed they might select another meeting site in the New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZeituno 12 12 Pages TUESDAY January 25 cents 12 USPS 3778801 Silt is scooped out of a channel in Landa Park Tuesday Soggy work Smli pliutu by John Despite dredging begins in Landa Park By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Mother Nature isnt cooperating very but the actual dredging of one of Landa Lakes main channels began this morning any the first load of silt just went by the Parks Parks Director Court Thieleman said at about Weve started and well keep at it until the weather gets too bad to continue if it The dredging coordinated with the Utilities repairing of intake grates at the hydroelectric got the goahead early Friday As soon as the okay was workers began to prepare one side of the channel to accept the grade Gravel was brought and the bank was leveled off as much as possible by Monday Actual dredging in the channel between the main park area and the peninsula with the circular drive began early this mor The gradeall is going along the working from the mouth of the lake and scooping up the silt nearest the bank as far as the arm will Thieleman Were dispatching our frontend loaders Those machines will get in the go to the other side of the and push the silt material across the channel to the bank where the gradeall is Utilities Manager Bob Sohn said Friday that lowering of the water level would begin at 4 Thieleman We heard it was more like so by 10 the water level was down as far as it was going to The water level in the lake had been predicted to drop between 40 and 48 Close to the the water did drop four but it didnt drop four feet in the and closer to three feet in the Thieleman The dredged silt will be transported to the citycounty landfill on Freiheit Thieleman two roads were prepared one of piledup garbage for good and one topped with base material just in case of Knox chairman of jail committee BY JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Since he took office a couple weeks County Judge Fred Clark has strived to get the ball rolling on the countys plans for building a justice center and Clark kept that ball rolling by naming an 11member citizens jail site selection led by Chairman Elliot The county is faced with a 1985 deadline to have a new county jail according to a tentative outofcourt settlement in a federal lawsuit filed by former county jail inmate Robert Delgado filed suit against the county citing alleged unconstitutional jail Last July he agreed to drop that suit and all monetary claims if the county would agree to have a new jail built by The county agreed to the set the settlement still has not been approved by the federal On the settlement will be discussed in a hearing planned for District Court in San The 11member committee will be responsible for viewing various land sites in Comal County and recom mending to Commissioners Court what the committee feels is a proper site on which to build a new jail In addition to the mem bership of this committee consists of David Howard Jesse James Harry Sharon Jon John Milton Erbep and Clyde Each of the four county com missioners named two members from their precinct to this committee and who suggested that Knox head the named three mem Clark called for the committee to hold an organizational meeting the night of 27 in Commissioners The meetings with the architects will be completed by he Commissioners Court is currently in the process of contacting six ar chitectural firms to work on the jail They plan to interview these Inside Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for rain through Winds will be gusty and northeast at 1020 mph Sunset will beat and sunrise Wednesday will be at Rangerettesi honored The Smithson Valley Athletic Booster Club held its Fall Sports Banquet Monday honoring the athletes on the voljeyball and cross country Mark Rohlmpier was named football Most Valuable and Dawn Davis got the volleyball See I I Antler Attack The Kerrville Tivy Antlers were undefeated in district going into Monday nights girls basketballgame against the Canyon After a 5040 the left with a 60 record exactly Jwttway through the District 13 4A Tivyas beaten evpry other team in the See Page HOROSCOPE 1011 56 11 White takes oath of office AUSTIN AP Houston lawyer Mark White took the oath of office as governor today and cautioned Texans that their state is on the very edge of a precipice from which other states have Are we doomed to repeat their or will we learn from them White asked in his speech on the Capitol Can we be the masters of our or will we be its victims We have only a fleeting moment in history to decide how our future is to be We had better use that moment he calling Texas the state of the The 42yearold Democrat replaced Republican Bill whose million reelection cam paign fell short in Also Bill who has been lieutenant governor for a was sworn in for another four Hobby warned that oil and long the mainstay of our economic is not as plentiful as it once We are being put to the test to prove that we are not an accident of said On a rainy day in White told the inauguration crowd that Texas can be the greatest state this Republic has ever or we can enjoy our brief moment in the sun and the way the states have gone before The choice is See Page 12 LEROY GOODSON President Pickett hired on 32 vote By DYANNE FRY Staff writer Thomas Pickett got its contract for the next two but not without dissent from a couple of Comal County Appraisal District Charles Lewis and Arnold Moos were against approving the but they were outvoted by the other three directors on Monday Lewis said Tuesday morning that he was happy with the wording of the final even though he still thinks the district doesnt need an outside appraisal He made that point at the December where the contract with Pickett was first He also made some points about the contract he was obviously written by Pickett and its I dont like to sign anything drawn up by the guy whos asked me to sign without having my lawyer look at it Lewis said at that a Corpus Christi has done work for the appraisal district in 1981 and Some problems have and Lewis thought it only made sense to address those problems in the wor ding of the The original document has since been reviewed and reworded by the appraisal See Page 12 Full house due for annual banquet In more ways than the Civic Center will have a full house Friday All of the 700 available tickets Gallery passes for the Chamber of Commerces annual banquet which will be the Chambers version of a local House and Senate session have been said Tom Chamber executive vice he added that reservations for can cellations for the which is set for 7 are still being taken at the Chamber At Mondays monthly Chamber board Carroll chairman of the Chambers membership meetings promised that the banquet will be an evening of fun with a lot of During this joint the Chambers Congress will consider the State of the hear various proposals for 1983 and recommendations for individuals for medals and other ac cording to an earlier An investigation of current office holders will also be conducted at the during which the speaker of the Chambers House and president pro tern of the Chamber Senate have agreed to disallow any Also Purdum released the names of those who have agreed to serve on the advisory com mittees for the 17th annual Legislative set for March 1011 at the Civic Leading the state advisory committee will be Ben Love of chairman of Texas Commerce See Page 12 Carroll Hoffmann outlines the banquet
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