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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 13, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas 410 MI C U I I t f LI l WOMBLE X 75245 Wurstfest concessions attendance figures down for 1984 By DEBBIE DaLOACH Staff writer Less folks may have Visited Wurstfest this but they ate drank and still spent lots of Thats the word from Tom Pur executive vice president of the Chamber of who said attendance for the 10day festival was about Thats about less than last he The attendance decline could be somewhat he We let people in free the first two hours on the first We dont publicize but there were more who knew about it this year than last he Wurstfest visitors under age 12 receive free and Purdutn said there were visibly more children on the Wurstfest grounds during the 10day period this 1 think our attempts to achieve a wider agespread at Wurstfest is he The biggest attendance decline was 29 percent on Thursday while our biggest increase over 27 percent came on the festivals last Thursday night has traditionally been known as College Night among university Purdum Thats not what we call but it does have that Purdum speculated late media attention could possibly account for larger attendance counts on the second weekend of The second weekend was bigger by about and the second Saturday showed a percent in crease over the same second Saturday last We had a film clip on Good America the first Friday last but this year it wasnt shown until the second he In the Dallas and Houston Wurstfest was played up after the opening and we didnt get the hype we usually do about a week Even thought attendance was concessions were Purdum estimated Wurstfest vistors con sumed about 40 tons of potato ear of corn and turkey Im going to say about was spent on the Wurstfest grounds over the 10day and up to million was spent in Purdum Bus service from several points in San Antonio to Wurstfest Gate 1 was not very popular for the second See Page 13 SAL Nicaragua fears United States see below New Braunfels New Texas Tuesday November 25 cents 14 Pages Nicaragua readies troops for Invasion Nicaragua AP Civilians reopened soldiers patrolled the streets and tanks guarded key factories and communications centers in response to the Sandinista governments declaration of a nationwide military Sovietmade T55 tanks and East Germanmade military trucks full of soldiers started rumbling through Managuas streets soon after the government radio announced Monday that the armed forces had been placed on combat The move followed repeated warnings by the leftist government that a invasion was By the forces were deployed at major ap proaches to the capital and around strategic points such as the an industrial sector and Nicaraguas only oil Reporters said they saw similar preparations under way in other Thousands of soldiers armed with Soviet AK47 sub machine guns and armed called up from the patrolled Managua throughout the Some slept in trenches dug two years ago when the Sandinistas first claimed the United States planned to invade Secretary of State George asked about Nicaraguas allegations of a planned said Monday that such fears are a selfinflicted wound on the part of He said the charges were based on and I dont know why they are doing who was in Brazil for a meeting of the Organization of American referred to the Reagan administrations contention that the Soviets are sending increasing amounts of arms to Nicaragua and said the United States planned to work in every way to cast this aggressive and subversive influence out of our In residents seemed hardly to notice the extras patrols Monday evening as they went to and from movie theaters and Its been five or more times theyve alerted us about an invasion and its going to tire of its true the Marines are said Horacio Garcia Doggone mad City allows three dogs per residence By DANA STELL Staff writer Calling it an City Council Monday night approved an ordinance setting a limit of three dogs per and stated that dog owners must reside on the Penalty for each violation will be The urgent situation came to a head in late October when residents of Garza Street and the surrounding neighborhood told Council they were worried about the safety of their children and According to the at least 12 bull dogs are not in a Garza Street Its a threat to our neigh an area resident told Council At that Council instructed the city attorney to review the citys existing ordinances regarding vicious dogs and compare New Braunfels ordinances with those of other Attorney Barry Moore told Council last night that New Braunfels has a leash a barking dog and an ordinance pertaining to control of vicious dogs that have attacked a I approached new ordinance Moore I have determined that you cannot ap proach the situation by banning a particular breed of I dont see how we can focus on a particular breed of dog and have our ordinance Rebecca president of the Heart of Texas Pit Bull said this morning that banning a breed of dog is not the I realize there are irresponsible but when you ban a you punish innocent people who love their dogs and do not want to get rid of Shaw said she agrees that if the dogs owners are not propertly looking after the dozen or so He needs to do something about his dogs if they are a threat to the neighborhood thats irresponsible If youre going to have pit you need to know what youve Shaw added that her group is concerned that the breed not be banned from the Were not going to stand by and watch these dogs be There are respon sible even in New Braun she The dogs neighbors wanted im mediate action Monday and Council suggested several solutions for one reason or were not completely The problem that I have with this is that all the remedies seem to be after the said councilmember Betty Lou Something has to Councilmember James Goodbread asked if the city could go after them on the and fighting at night Cindy representing the areas answered that noise is not a the point is that we cant let our children play in the front Owens also said she needed the See Page 13 Engineer wants FEMA to correct errors Inside Maps drawn by the Federal Emergency Management Agency designating flood plain and floodway areas in New Braunfels contain errors and should be reviewed by the said an engineer retained by local property Engineer Gary with Huston and told City Council last We do feel very strongly that the 1984 FEMA study research should be After completing a fiveyear FEMA in August issued revised maps of the area showing new flood plain elevations and designating a A city must adopt the maps and citBgnj must abide by the building restrictions Ifl the two areas in order for the city to continue participatiAn in the federal flood insurance after the maps were reviewed by local several peraw fett FEMA owps were 4 flfew group was formed and donations accepted to fund an engineering study to find errors in the FEMA The which ultimately carries the appeal to also has hired the engineering firm to represent its interests in the appeal At Mondays City Council Guhl showed the Council several charts and graphs illustrating the areas in which he believes FEMA engineers They overestimated the base or the 100year flood which directly impacts the flood way Guhl told the Guhl added that because the FEMAhired engineers used only aerial photographs for a majority of their they missed significant information about the area below the water surface and about the flow of the its not really typical to use only photographs and topographic said who added that his firm uses aerial ohotofEraohs only as a TfHPfjf WF P Water Watch Comal cfs down 6 Canyon Lake cfs down 191 Canyon Dam cfs same Edwards down Canyon Lake down Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for partly cloudy through with a chance of drizzle late tonight and early Winds will be from the southeast at 1045 mpb today and Wednesday decreasing to mpb Sunset will be at GUSSIFIgP frlOA eOMJeSTU2A CROSSWORD 13A DEARABBY 11A DEATHS 13A HOROSCQFi HA OPINIONS 4A SPORTS Leading off A color guard from the Texas National Guard helps kick off the Veterans Day program Sunday on the Main The program was fRANCESBHIOGES HERALD ZEITUNG sponsored by the American and it honored Americans who have served in the armed U y for Courthouse By LIUIAN THOMAS Staff writer County commissioners took the first financial step Monday to build a new Courthouse Annex and remodel the They unanimously voted to authorize the issuance of million in certificates of obligation for that The tax rate will go up by 5 cents per valuation to cover these but as the tax base expands there is no reason that amount will not go County Judge Fred Clark The bonds are payable over 20 years and the financial Floyd told the com missioAers he believed he could get a percent interest especially in view of the recent reduction in prime The biuidjung proposed I believe is an absolute necessity to the Commissioner Jjywhp Evans Evans wanted deification on whether the interest rate the county would get for the certificates of obligation would be the same they would have gotten had they chosen to finance it with general revenue The latter requires a bond election to approve the issuance of the whereas certificates do At a commissioners court meeting a month ago a citizen who also was in the bond business challenged Westermans statement that the interest rates would be the same for The general revenue bonds were given better the visitor to the court because the indebtedness had been approved by the and many people in the bond business considered certificates of obligation just a way to get around the tax payers At that meeting commissioners all said they had chosen certificates of obligation only because it would save them the expense and Ucae of a bead but they felt the election LoMoftdaysi consultant again said toat the in terest rate of the certificates should the same for Comal County that they would get on general revenue If we do not build the annex we would have to very This construction has been forced on us because the building next door the old Annex was called unsafe by the engineer we hired and the cost of repair is We might have preferred to put off this project for a few years because the jail construction bonds had just caused an increase in but we would have had to do this the next few and at a greater Clark In other the com missioners accepted Motorola W4 of for the sheriffs depart ment radio The current equipment is more than 12 years This is less than estimate of whit the post fee The vendor has met or exmdftj specifications ajad has ftfjeraj A proper perforroajaej fcw4 Pw Brooks the cwvnujojiyatioo FSB
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