Tuesday, December 11, 1984

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 11, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas 410 315 BOX Pit bull owner fined attorney says appeal due The owner of the pit bull dogs that caused a furor in City Hall has been found guilty of violating the citys barking dog Municipal Court Judge David Perkins ruled yesterday that Viola Gonzales did not violate the citys new ordinance prohibiting more than four adult dogs at one Gonzales faces four in addition to the court for violating the citys ordinance regulating barking dogs four Her Albert Pena of Corpus said he plans an which would be heard in county court at Perkins decision holds that the citys ordinance allowing no more than four dogs is Pena had attempted to show that the ordinance was approved three days before a Prosecuting at torney Bruce Boyer maintained the date simply was a typographical Last Council was approached by resident of Austin and Garza streets complaining that a large number of pit bull dogs about 12 staked at a Garza Street home threatened their their Council considered it an emergency and on passed an ordinance regulating the number of adult dogs at one residence to Because there was no notice that an ordinance might be approved Council had to return 15 and See Page 14 Rushing injured in wreck By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer A threecar accident at the intersection of Coll Street and Seguin Avenue slightly injured City Councilwoman Betty Rushing and put another New Braunfels woman in the hospital Monday af Noting her absence at Monday nights City Council Mayor Barbara Tieken said Rushing was recuperating at home from scrapes and bruises she had received in the The mayor also said Rushing wished to publicly commend the New Braunfels Emergency Medical Service arid Police Department for their quick EMS personnel transported both Rushing and Gailya Baker of Route Box to McKenna Memorial Hospital around A spokeswoman there said Rushing was treated and while Baker had been admitted for observation of a head The accident report stated driving a 1980 Chevrolet Citation north on went through a red light and hit Rushings 1975 Cutlass traveling east on The collision forced the Cutlass into a 1974 Dodge which was legally parked on Coll and owned by Gordon Zunker of 395 The report also indicated Baker said she did not remember what Rushing told officer Russell Bell she was on the way to her home at 106 Guada Coma via Comal and had a green light at the CollSeguin intersection when the collision Water Watch Comal Canyon Lake inflow Canyon Dam outflow Edwards Aquifer Canyon Lake level 150 cfs same up down New Braunfels Ttxas Tuesday December 25 Cents 14 Pages Doctors leave India Hospital India AP A walkout by 700 interns and apprentice doctors today virtually paralyzed the main city hospital that had been treating hundreds of victims of a poison gas leak that has killed at least The walkout occurred after a Bhopal city council member allegedly assaulted a senior doctor of the Hamidia Medical College Hospital because a patient suffering from the effects of the gas cloud had been Councilman Ashok a member of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhis Congress said the patient was released although the patient was still suffering from side effects of gas but he denied assaulting the Inside Cheer Fund The response to our Cheer Fund diive continues to be as an additional 5230 has been coimibuled to the fumi in ihe past lew days That includes an anonymous dunor who contributed on Our cuiient balance is now and that does not include donated which is ijrowing every day We had two other anonymous donors who contnbuted 525 and Edward and Elissa Scolti and Frances and Buddy Mullen also contributed Datex Corporation Trice Floyd and Doris Brown and Kenos Bar B Qua brought us a food and Frank Weber cnntnbuted we sincerely appreciaie he con and so will 200 local families this Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for partly cloudy this turning mostly cloudy tonight and Winds will be southeasterly at 1015 mph today and Wednesday with a 20 percent chance of showers on Sunset will be at and sunrise Wednesday will be at High today will be in the mid to upper low tonight in the upper and a high Wednesday in the low to This mor nings low was and yesterdays high was CLASSIFIED 1012 COMICS 89 CROSSWORD ABBY I DEATHS HOROSCOPE 10 OPINIONS SPORTS STOCKS 14 The young doctors threatened to stay off the job indefinitely if the city administration did not apologize for the Hamidia is a teaching with many fledgling doctors who are serving apprenticeships following They live on the Hospital beds were full and hun dreds of patients were being treated in corridors and makeshift clinics under Social organizations set up relief camps supplying free medicine to Tens of thousands of people were injured last week by the cloud of methyl isocyanate that leadked from a pesticide plant run by the See Page 14 Archaeologist to watch work on sewer lines An archaeologist will be hired to make sure that crews digging up a sewer line in Landa Park dont further disturb any hidden artifacts City Council last night learned that because there is a possibility of more artifacts under the surface of the the state requires monitoring of any The city is trying to find the source of sewer leakage into Landa Lake that may be causing high bacteria counts in the One sewer line has already been In order for the city to dig up existing sewer we are going to be rquired to have a permit from the state and will have to at our an archaeologist to monitor the excavation of the said City Manager Joe It is an expense we are going to have to or not dig up the sewer Michie said he originally was told that because the land already had been disturbed when the lines were the city would have no problem digging them back See Page 14 Cookies everywhere When the Aggie Moms get together to bake they really bake Claudette a member of the Texas AEtM Mothers puts baking sheets full of cookies in the rack Saturday in the Canyon LESLIE KRIEWALD1 HERALDZEITUMG High The club bakes thousands of traditional German Christmas cookies each and the sale is the clubs chief fundraising City plans do or dye sewer test By DANA STELL Staff writer The city is still trying to find the source of contamination in Landa and plans to test the sewer system by placing dye in the system at about eight homes in And state testing on the exact levels of the bacteria in the lake and rivers should be wrapped up this We will be testing with dye later on this week two different locations on Lakeview Boulevard that allegedly or suspectedly may still be on septic tanks or might be on city with the old septic left in City Manager Joe Michie told City Council last By putting dye in the sewage system Michie the city should be able to tell whether this is coming out into the There are six locations in Preiss Heights the city will test with and the septic system at TBarM also be Michie said city workers will have to walk the lake and check it visually each day to see if any dye comes into the Smoke testing this summer of the citys system turned up a defective sewer line near a bathhouse in Landa That line has been fixed and the city plans to dig up two more sewer lines in the park to check for The city also has asked for a water quality study be conducted by the Texas Department of Water Resources on the Guadalupe and Comal The last study was done in 1982 and talks about water quality and The state health department has finished three of its five days of testing of the rivers and lake for fecal The department wants to take the geometric mean of the results of five samples and has had problems over the past few weeks getting five samples in a row because of rainy Michie expects the state to com plete its testing this I am hoping that the next two will be better than the three so he I would just as soon not get into those counts right It doesnt See Page 14 Salary dispute Countys tie vote shoots down clerks raise requests TV LISTINGS By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer The county treasurer and district clerk failed in their attempt Monday to get commissioners to approve a 5 percent salary increase for Both County Treasurer Betty Engelhardt and District Clerk Hazel Kuhn received a percent rather than the percent that most county workers County Judge Fred Clark said that not all officials received 5 and that the commissioners were not intending it to be an acrosstheboard A few heads of departments and elected officials received 1012 percent Some employees received What we looked at was the size of staff and budgets a department handled and the types of and we are trying to bring about some equity between what an employee is paid and what his duties and qualifications Clark Kuhn told commissioners that she just wanted to be treated Both she and Engelhardt took the percent raise as a sign that the commissioners were displeased with their Commissioner Charles Tart Mund agreed with the county treasurer who felt the commissioners should have gotten back with the department heads when their budget request was aoi instead of bearing about it in the newspaper or after the budget County roundup I can say across the board without department heads will not get what they As long as there is a practice of asking for more than you need because everyone knows the comissioners are going to cat we will can guarantee that the budgets win be Clark an swered Clark said just about every budget request included an acrosstheboard 10 percent pay Mund proposed an amendment to the budget to give the two elected officials what they requested md Monroe Wetz seconded But the vote was split with Commissioner Jumbo Evans and Clark voting against it and Commissioner Bill George absent for the After the Engelhardt noted that she and Kuhn had more than 20 years of service to the county while some county employees who received the 5 percent increase had not worked a year Neither of ficial was certain whether they would seek a grievance committee On the morning com missioners approved the beginning salary for the electronic data processing manager to be increased to per Also Ray New Braunfels police department was appointed as a new member of the Child Welfare Douglas handles child abuse criminal in vestigations for the Also commissioners deferred any action on the North Lake subdivision until Commisioner George and county engineer Clark Mac McCoy have a chance to look at Ken representing the sub wanted commissioners to allow the condominium project to be platted for this would require a number of When the condominiums were developers decided that it did not need to te platted because it was not a the lending that they need a loan from is requiring it be platted for