Tuesday, February 5, 1985

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 5, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Basketball Scores High School Bandera 26 NBA Spurs Warriors 109 410 M053 MICROPLEX MITCH WOMBLE BOX 45436 TX 75245 299 New Braunfels Herald Ntw Texas 26 Tuesday 1985 25 Cents 14 Pages2 Sections Budget battle lines drawn Stockman challenges Congress to top Reagans plan WASHINGTON AP Budget Director David conceding problems in many places in President Reagans 1986 is challenging a skep tical Congress to try to devise a fairer There arent many good alternatives and I think Congress will discover said He was1 arguing the case for the presidents billion budget before the Senate Budget Committee Republican House and Senate leaders have made it clear theyre not about to swallow the presidents billion budget whole and will use the document more as a starting point in their own deficitreduction At least two major programs spared from Reagans budget knife defense and Social Security will be on the table along with other federal budget leaders in both chambers said But Stockman said while he anticipated a very noigy debate on the administration felt it had already gone as far as it could go on PenfOur plan is balanced and its Stockman told a press I have no doubt political resistance and opposition will be And maybe that is an But there are no Stockman was the only witness before the panel as it began a full week of hearings on the presidents Committee Chairman Pete said that neither Reagans defense budget nor the presidents vow not to touch Social Security benefits was even with further cuts in defense spending and even if Congress goes along with a freeze on Social Security costofliving still have to find a big chunk of domestic said Theres going to be problems in many The politics of this are going to be Stockman told reporters after he met Monday with House and Senate budget Pete Domenici left sa Reagans budget is sacred 1 challenges Congress to come ys nothing in 3avid Stockman up with a better Infant killed in Engel Road fire By WANDA LASATER Staff writer A 16monthold child died in a fire Monday morning in the familys mobile home off Engel A Jerry saw smoke coming from the John Sturdivant home and alerted the sleeping He pulled John his and two of the couples Andrie and John Charles from the Hutchins was not able to reach Jennifer who had been sleeping in the bedroom where the fire Units from the New Braunfels Fire Northcliffe Volunteer Fire Department and the emergency communications tanker responded to the call at New Braunfels Fire Chief Jack Wilson said the mobile home was pretty well involved when firefighters Wilson said firemen attempted to rescue the child but were unable to reach He added that the fire was soon extinguished but units stayed at the scene until The state fire marshal ruled Monday that the fire was caused by a short in an electrical cord See Page 2A Firemen inspect whats left of the mobile home where an infant died Monday DAVE KRAMER Tieken calls for dressing up of downtown Looking at the Downtown of Mayor Barbara Tieken has called for help from individuals in revitalizing downtown New We are on the verge of an ex plosive growth spurt from San An tonio and Tieken told members of the Downtown Association at breakfast this mor The mayor said members of high technology industries that locate here will need the quality natural environment that is offered Pointing to the river and other green areas in Tieken told the There are several places in Texas that look really There are few that have the potential that we A preliminary step to revitalizing the downtown Tieken would be to clean up the upper levels of the buildings on San Antonio We need to open our eyes and look Tieken Reawaken ourselves to the simple things we can do to dress up A community cannot work simply on a Tieken It takes individuals and it takes a lot work and a lot of Even though many downtown buildings have been bought by outof town Tieken pleaded with business owners to keep after them and bulldog the developers to work on downtown revitalization as soon as DANASTELL Icy roads close Comal ISD schools Inside PlHYl cold weather has brought us muddy closed schools By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer Icy conditions caused Comal ISD schools to close and with more ice predicted for another decision to close or stay open may have to be made by Todays forecast drizzle and light rain during the freezing rain and sleet with tem peratures dropping to 28 sets up similar conditions for Wednesday If conditions are bad but look like they will clear by late we might just delay school by a couple of But if things are too bad and wont clear in a few hours then we will have to close Comal ISD Bill Brown Even with the ice in the Hill Country Monday staying on some stretches of road until no ac cidents were reported by the sheriffs of Special Services Harvey Pape has individuals that live out in the areas we have to send the buses on to call in the conditions their When we got the word that the hills were very we decided not to take a Brown This will be three days that Comal ISD students will have to make up because of The other two were due to the two previous snow a study session on a con struction bond issue scheduled for Monday night had to be postponed because of the We plan to talk about a new meeting time for that study session in the 18 regular school board Brown Also we will discuss when these three days can be See Page 2A Two hurt as car plummets into Guadalupe River By LILLIAN THOMAS Sttff writer Two New Braunfels residents escaped serious injury when the car they were riding in jumped the bridge on River Road around 8 landing upside down in water five feet deep in the Guadalupe Georgiana Loomis of Cologne the suffered a broken nose and her Donnie Gene Smith of the same received a stomach Both were taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital by Canyon Lake EMS where they were treated and They were apparently going pretty fast because the car did not just drop off into the but made one of those Evel Knievel jumps of about 3035 feet and landed on its The impact crushed the top and broke all the I guess thats how they got through the broken They were very Trooper Ron McCoy with the Department of Public Safety Todays Weather Drizzle and rain forecast for today will turn to freezing rain and sleet tonight when tem peratures drop to the Temperatures today should reach the Mondays high was 42 and this mornings low was Sunset will be at and sunrise will beat Water Watch LJl CLASSIFIED COMICS CROSSWORD DJAR ABBY DEATHS HOROSCOPE OPINIONS SPORTS STOCKS WEATHER 1B IB 2A 1B 4A 2A 8A 3A Bond issue Price tag may reach million ByDANASTELL Staff writer The city could be facing a bond issue of up to and voters may face it by Monday night saw the first of several planning sessions among City members of special city advisory and members of the Chamber of Commerce master plan update The group of about 40 discussed several urgent improvement projects for public and drainage Excluding estimates for the cost of a performing arts city hall and Walnut Avenue ex tension from Gardenia to County Line the bond issue is preliminarily estimated at we are looking in the neighborhood of perhaps million to Mayor Barbara Tieken told a group of business men and women this I doubt if one question has been asked more than What to do about the future growth and development of New Braunfels Tieken told Monday nights Its becoming very important to us that we give some consideration to a future bond Tieken reminded the group that figures and proposals discussed Monday night were not set in concrete we can com promise and change the The mayor added that a common concern among the three entities is that the city seek quality industrial growth and quality tourists in New We want a natural a healthy motelhotel tax a healthy convention she And we want to make sure the people that are part of the com munity have the opportunity to work in quality Tieken said she wanted to place before the voters a bond issue that is and far The longer we the further behind we Tieken said The last bond issue in New Braunfels passed in Recommendations from the Chamber of Commerce committees and the city committees were compiled into a list of four or five suggestions in each Among the suggestions for public building improvements is renovation of the central fire station and establishment of a new substation near the new elementary school off FM cost at the elementary school will be almost nothing as the district and city may work out an inexpensive lease on a corner of school land where the substation could be The fire department projects are expected to cost about Architect Gene Rutherford pointed out that the new ladder truck wont fit in the central fire station as it stands The group discussed the idea of building a new central but set that thought aside after See Page 2A