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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 11, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas                                Texas tts Wit oh womhle p Q ltj Senate bill would stop Canyon Lake park closings By SANDRA JACKSON Staff writer The Texas Senate is considering a bill which would block the closing of 55 parks in the including parts of Canyon and Cranes Mill parks at Canyon A bill sponsored by Carl Parker D Port Arthur was introduced Wednesday to stop the park closing proposed by the Army Corps of The Corps purpose for the shutdown is to respond to recent and projected reduction in operation and main tenance as well as The reduction in funds for the fiscal year 1983 is 15 According to the Senate the federal government would only realize a savings of while the state of Texas would suffer a much greater loss in tourist Bill Hobby would appoint three representatives to take objections to if the bill passes as Senate members feel that delivering the op position in person would be much more ef fective than simply issuing a statement on their Canyon Lake area residents may be par tially responsible for bringing the closings to the attention of state Last a petition bearing nearly 500 signatures of those objecting to the park closings was submitted to the Corps of Engineers district headquarters in Fort Areas in Canyon Park and Cranes Mill Park were closed last but the action is still considered Phil Canyon Reservoir said he chose the areas to be closed because of their underutilization compared to other One camping area in Canyon the area adjacent to and including the double boat ramp in Canyon and the part of Cranes Mill Park commonly referred to as the old beach are the locations affected The overall Corps proposal recommends the closing of 55 parks at 15 lakes throughout the Fort Worth Of the 17 would be totally and 38 partially According to a study released recently by the Fort Worth no significant impact has resulted from the partial closings of the areas at Canyon New JrlnH Braunffels New Texas HeraldZeitung 92 50 16 Pages FRIDAY March 25 cents USPS 3778801 Bentsen sees beginnings of recovery By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer Getting the economy on the move is a lot like trying to start a fire in a Senator Lloyd Bentsen noted at the opening of the Texas Legislative Conference Friday But as hard as it may be to bring this country out of the recession or start a fire in a storm it can and is being the Democratic senator told the crowd in the Civic The growing embers falling interest a slight drop in unemployment and an improved outlook for the housing market are said But they need In addition to being the opening speaker for the 17th annual Legislative Bentsen was presented with the 1983 Texan of the Year award at a reception Thursday Elected to his third term in the Senate last Bentsen received this award for his outstanding career in the field of public The award is given at each years conference to emphasize the need to recognize in a favorable those individuals who have given valuable leadership in the field of public affairs for the benefit of New Braunfelser Doyle chairman of the con ferences arrangements Bentsens remarks both Thursday night and Friday morning contained notes of optimism for the countrys The who brought along his wife Beryl also took some time at the microphone to note his im mense pride and love for his If you hadnt had me born in he told his parents sitting in the audience at the I would have moved to In accepting his he This award means a lot to us he and his wife because its one that comes to us from the people we trust and who give us Although optimistic about the countrys economic the See Page 16 Staff phoiw hy John settler Heavyduty award Senator Lloyd Bentsen hefts the block of granite which symbolizes the Texan of the Year award left photo and then expresses his thanks right for the which he officially received during a reception Thursday at the Civic With Bentsen is Ben Chairman of Texas Commerce Bancshares and head of the advisory New EPA official vows to restore confidence WASHINGTON AP John Hernandez taking the helm at the battered En vironmental Protection is vowing to get this agency back to work by restoring public confidence and reviving employee a former college professor who has spent two years in the 2 job at spent his first day as acting administrator I hope everyone will understand how strongly I feel about the compelling necessity to return this agency to its one and only job to ensure all Americans of a safe and healthy Hernandez said in a brief statement to I intend to begin immediately the task of restoring the publics faith in what I have always maintained is an exceptional he A short time later in a hotel near EPA the woman he replaced Anne McGill Burford told a crowded news con ference that she did not feel like she was a victim but said it was wrong to conduct government by has of late been embroiled in a kind of whohitJohn episode that I have been a focus of It is my intention in resigning to try and get the agency back to she Burford appeared with her Interior Department official Robert who joked at one point that the only thing his wife would have done differently was take a The Burfords were married on 20 and Burford was back at work the next defending herself and the agency against mounting charges of conflict of interest and political manipulation of a billion toxic waste cleanup Burford submitted her resignation to President Reagan on At her press Burford said she had compiled a solid record of achievement that will stand the test of and she promised to cooperate with Congress in the halfdozen congressional probes of the I firmly believe if there is any wrongdoing at the EPA it ought to be thoroughly in vestigated and people ought to be put in she See Page 16 Still going up Condo project paces February building permits ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer A month seldom passes in New Braunfels without another condo project going and February was no The 12unit building launched in the first weeks of last month is just the second section of a large complex planned by the Guadalupe River Development Cor poration on the riverbank end of Seele Building costs for this undertaken by Hansmann are estimated at The along with a townhouse project and worth of new singlefamily brings city buildingpermit totals up to Thats down from Januarys million and slightly lower than the million recorded in February of But the healthy residential numbers 14 single and eight townhouses prove the city is still February also saw the framing of an office building at 624 Seguin and a shed for Ingram ReadyMix on 81 and commercial additions amounting to Remodeling of older sections of McKenna Memorial Hospital also started last at an estimated cost of Forrester En terprises is doing that The arranged in a single story will be in the 500 block of Ventura Seguin Contractors is building for Freiheit Average builders price on an individual home is still following the downward trend of the past few The two biggest budgeted respectively at and are in the Oakwood Schulz is building a home at 222 Elmwood Drive and New Braunfels Builders has one going up at 808 Also in the Oakwood area are three houses in the Taylor has a project going up at 501 Acorn Michael Flume is building a home for William Baron at 217 and Rod Nelson is working on a house at 305 City officials gave Bobby Kraft a permit to build a home at 1049 Three houses are going up on Lazy Jerome Schuetz is building a model at and Vincent Weisser has con tracted for a job at Down the at 953 Lazy Leroy Bading is working on a Jerry Bob Construction is working on a job at 1511 Leland Seidel has started a house of the same price at 1612 Kraft for Eugene Keith Simmons is building a home for at 1638 Allison Construction continues to mushroom on Sundance with a couple of homes going up in the 900 Permits were also issued last month for four residential five 1ive carports and five storage Four mobile homes were and one existing building was Reagan blasts bankers opposition to withholding tax provision Inside WASHINGTON AP Trying to avert a threatened presidential Senate leaders of both parties scrambled today to try to disentangle a stalled billion jobs bill from an attempt to repeal the federal withholding tax on dividends and in But Senate Majority Leader Howard R and Minority Leader Robert D indicated they didnt know if they could muster the votes needed to stop the withholding repeal drive being led by freshman Bob President briefing reporters at the White said he would veto the jobs legislation if it contains the withholding tax Im deeply disturbed at the possibility that the jobs bill will become a Christinas tree for special interest Reagan said He accused the banking industry of mounting an intensive lobbying effort to repeal the withholding provision that has distorted and obscured its and suggested that bankers concentrate instead on lowering interest I would veto such legislation if it contains the Kasten repeal Reagan Despite personal appeals by both Reagan and Baker to call off his Kasten vowed today to fight At issue is the new rule requiring a 10 percent withholding by banks and financial institutions of all interest a change adopted in 1982 that takes effect July led by Bob are seeking to attach an amendment repealing this law See Page 16 Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for fair and little cooler mostly clear and cool and in creasing cloudiness and mild Saturday with a 30 percent chance showers by the Winds will be northeasterly at 1015 mph and easterly at 510 mph Sunset will be at and sunrise Saturday will be at a SMU Advances Southern Methodist University and TCU advanced to the semifinals of the Southwest Conference tour nament Thursday by defeating Texas Tech and Texas Now they face uphill struggles against conference kingpins Houston and Sea TV not Fiedler at golf panel meeting A winter visitor who attended the Golf Course Advisory Board meeting Tuesday was mistakenly identified as Kenneth The who was quoted in the which appeared Wednesday in the is ac tually Kenneth Her comment came during the boards meeting which was held Correction to discuss raising greens fees for Park Municipal Golf The HeraldZeitung regrets the and any embarrassment or inconvenience it may have caused Kenneth a New Braunfels Fiedler was not at the Tuesday   

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