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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 28, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas mCH WOMBLE Comal warning signs to come down 1 ByDANASTELL Staff writef Signs warning swimmers of high bacteria levels along pafts of the Comal River will come down today almost four months after they went City Manager Joe Michie this morning released results of tests taken by the state health department on and The flew results showed a drastic improvement over previous tests when levels of fecal coliform teria in the water were much higher than the staterecommended 200 parts per 100 One August sample from the Comal Creek at Landa Street measured parts per 160 That sample was taken during the worst part of this sum mers when the Comal ttiver was flowing at less than 30 cubic feet per The Comal flow has since risen to above 190 The city placed warning signs along parts of the excluding the area around the in August when fecal coliform levels wer6 consistently above 200 parts per 100 One of the reasons for the significant drop could be the replacement of old concrete sewer Earlier this ffldnthv Utilities cfews dug up two sections of pipe that contained cracks and The faulty lines were found when the city conducted smdkei testing on the The concrete pipes were replaced with a kind of plastic fecal coliform levels are Michie said the city will continue a program of dye testing old sewer systems for leaks into the We have more to do in Landa aftd we will continue with the he The city manager also has a program in store for next We will institute a program beginning April i of threetimesperweek testing With one of those taken on a weekend when all the swimmers are See Page 11A These signs are due to be removed today Bowl schedule Arkansas 15 tonight Hall of Saturday Saturday New Braunfels Texas State bans 2for1 booze AUSTIN AP The state Alcoholic Beverage trying to curb Texans from gulping cutrate has banned twofor one happy Some retailers of alcoholic beverages were getting carried said TABC Administrator The practices we are banning tend to encourage very rapid The announced Thursday and effective bar two forone happy but do not prohibit selling doubles for the price of singles or offering halfprice An Abilene lawmaker on Thursday filed a bill that would ban all happy hours and contests involving Gary Thompson said his bill is patterned after a recently approved Massachusetts This legislation is aimed squarely at one of the major causes of traffic accidents overindulgence en couraged by restaurants and he Texas Restaurant Association Vice President Buckshot Price said the TABC rules announced Thursday are and He complained that the ban does not cover the more potent drink and drown free drinks and nickel The rules bar only the sale of two or more containers of alcoholic beverages for the price of TRA maintains that action taken by the TABC will not eliminate the problem because it focuses only on the sale of alcohol through bars and restaurants and fails to consider alcohol abuse which takes place in homes and the said Joe McBeaths said twoforone promotions ap peared to be the area where action seemed to be The rules are not intended to regulate prices or get into price Darnall said doubles and triples for the price of a single were not banned because that has not been the same sort of problem weve had with multiple Its not the its the number of said Where See Page 1U Inside Water Watch 194 els up 3 Canyon Lake cfs samel Canyon Dam outflow Edwards Aquifer Canyon Lake level 500 cfs same up down Moore Spurs San Antonio guard Johnny 14 assists and eight rebounds helped guide the Spurs 9 14M29 shellacking 0 the Portland TrailBlazers Thursday ojght w San George Oervin scored 31 Bar manager says new law won f hurt much By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer The manager of a local bar that has a happy hour expects only a minimal impact from the new law prohibiting twoforone drink The law allows halfprice so I doubt if it will make much Steve food and beverage manager at the Holiday The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission was aiming at a psychological he and was trying to pacify the Mothers Against Drunk Drivers I dont think we are going to see any adverse effects Tin our Maybe if they study it over five they will see a percentage of one point of DWI arrests but thats I know what they were going after they wanted to remove the effect of seeing two drinks sitting in front of a Gutierrez a spokesman for another hotel in town that offers happy hour disagreed that the law would have no effect on con I think what the state legislature wanted to do was discourage rapid and I think the law will move things in that because a customer will have to order each Joseph a bookkeeper at the Faust The Faust plans to offer half price drinks along with the buffet already a part of their happy Quinn I do believe that the all night specials that some bars offer encourage a lot higher con sumption and ought to be of more concern than happy hour the bookkeeper referring to some bars offering pitchers of See Page UA Todays Weather Mostly cloudy skies and mild temperatures will prevail today and tomorrow as todays 30 percent chance of showers con tinues through Highs should be in the mid with lows dropping to the mid Yesterdays high was 69 and this mornings low was Sunset today will be at and sunrise tomorrow at CLASSIFIED 410B COMICS CROSSWORD IB DEARABBY DEATHS HOROSCOPE 1B OPINIONS 4A BiUQJOUS FOCUS 5A SPORTS ILIA TV LISTINGS WEATHER Friday December 25 Cents 22 Pages2 Sections Play Misty for Me Clint who starred in the aforementioned would love Comal Countys weird The tracks of the miniature train in Landa Park disappear into the LESLIE KRIEWALDT HERALD ZEITUNG which has been with us the past few Temperatures have been in the mid 703 all Murderer dies in chair Victims parents watch execution AP With a final wink to the nun who helped him through his last a cocky Robert Lee Willie went to his death in the electric chair today as the parents of the 18yearold woman he raped and murdered winked at Sister Helen his spiritual adviser and a death penalty but avoided eye contact with the seven other witnesses in the death including Elizabeth and Verrion the mother and stepfather of the He was prbiioum jit llirlj by Alfred said Paul Secretary of the Department of Public Safety and I would just like to say and Harvey that I hope you get some relief from my Willie said in a statement 12 minutes before his Killing people is Thats why youve put me to It makes no difference whether its countries or Killing is During trials and interviews Willie had expressed no remorse and said he had lived a good The Harveys showed no emotion but watched intently as Willie was strapped into the electric chair and was jolted by four alternating surges of and 500 When coroner for West Feliciana pulled back Willies white sweat shirt to check his he revealed tattoos of a woman and of the Grim Reaper carrying a knife and a burning Im sorry every victim doesnt have the opportunity I had to see the perpetrators sentence carried Harvey said after leaving the Louisiana State I wish everyone could have the same Faith was kid raped and then stabbed 17 times in To the county line Utilities eyes service extension for growth area By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer It wont happen but New Braunfels Utilities would like to see its service area expand by more than acres out by County Line At their Thursday Utilities trustees approved a memorandum of understanding for the transfer of that acreage from the Green Valley Water Supply service area to But the transfer must also meet the approval of both the Green Valley directors and the NBU and then the Public Utility Commission before it becomes County Line Road will be a major and we were already going to serve the new elementary school and adjacent property out Utilities Manager Bob Sohn So if were goJWjg to be on one side of County Luie we might as well be on the other Thats tfte onjy thing feat majkes sense when Utilities roundup youre talking about a major The memorandum of un derstanding involved about 500 acres of property northeast of County Line Road between FMs 725 and The rest of the acreage is southeast of County Line Road between 725 and and primarily extends to the backs of those property lines that front County Line In other the board hired Oliver Haas as a consultant to compile a 100year history of New Braunfels On the first utilities in New The Water will be 100 years oldThe city was pumping untreated surface water ojytlt of the Comal giver where the Tube Chute is and there were 28 customers in thgt initial Haas said at Thursdays The New Braunfels Utilities board was later formed in former manager of the old LCRA power plant in Unda Park and current vicechairman of the Edwards Underground Water District board of has been collecting tons of data for He said hes been working in earnest since July to develop a but hasnt decided on one As a Haas will be paid per month plus per hour with a cap of on the centennial The boar4 also approved revisions to the Utilities uniform and shortterni leave Before Thursdays every Utilities employee was on one vacation schedule got five days after 10 days for two io 10 and got to aid a day for each year up to 15 The board has now established twu vacation one for hourly employees and one for those on where everyone can earn up to four weeks of On Utilities employees used to get six six pairs of pants and five Tshirts at the end of each Now they will be given a choice of any 15 If they need J5 pairs of that will be Jeff ad ministrative services said at Thursdays The sickleave policy revisions were a little more Sickleave and personal leave used to be Now theyre eon bjned because the company will buy them back alter 4J0 hours are ac Thompson used to get 40 of personal Thats tem
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