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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 13, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 410 M1CROPLEX CH WOMBUE 293 to succeed Haas on Edwards board ByDANASTELL Staff writer A 56yearold research chemist was appointed Tuesday to the Edwards Underground Water District board to complete the term left vacant by the late Oliver Kenneth a New Braunfels said today his philosophy about the Edwards Aquifer and its use mirrors closely that of I hope thats Ikels I spent many hours talking with Haas and spent many hours with him at the Panther Canyon I hoped someday that I could get on the board and serve with a research chemist at Brooks Air Force Base school of aerospace said he has been looking forward to joining the board for a long One reason would be my interest in the Edwards Ikels of in my the personality of New Braunfels and Comal County is water and if you took that it just wouldnt be New Ikels said his scientific background will be useful especially now as the Edwards Aquifer board is getting to the point that it is concerned about water bad water coming from the With my I have been very much in volved with contaminants and I would say I am very interested in contaminants and maintaining the quality of water in the Edwards Ikels said he also would like to see the establishment of a user fee for exportation of water out of the Ed wards district to help pay for surface water reser The user would be treated as an Edwards district taxpayer and would be helping to maintain the water Haas was also an advocate of establishing a user fee and often called for development of alternate sources of who was one of the three Comal County died Pour years remain in his six year He had been reelected in Remaining Comal Craig Hollmig and Carroll Hoffmann reviewed about 15 people interested in We felt like he was the most qualified and hes had a longtime interest in the aquifer and ser ving on the Hollmig Ikels has a PhD in physical chemistry and taught chemistry and physics at New Braunfels High School from 1951 through He is president of the New Braunfels Unicorn Booster Club and has served on various study committees for both the city and the King and Queen of Hearts Page New Braunfels Herald Naw Texas Mattox jury being chosen AUSTIN AP Selection of 12 jurors to sit in the commercial bribery trial of state Attorney General Jim Mattox began shortly after 10 Four persons were immediately excused because of juror exemp They look pretty good to Mattox said as he looked over the jury panel before court The first state witness will be heard Friday with an unusual Saturday session a State District Judge Mace Thur man selected a panel of 92 possible Jurors Monday with one of the qualifications being that each could serveat least threeweeks if they were among the 12 selected for the Id like to have a jury made up of working Mattox told reporters after pleading innocent at the opening of the trial I just want people that will be The trial was in recess Tuesday and will be in recess Mattox says it will be a complicated trial that may cost Texas taxpayers as much as Mattox was indicted in September 1983 on charges that he threatened to put the Houston law firm of Fulbright Jaworski out of the municipal bond business unless one of its Tom dropped efforts to question Mattoxs sister in con nection with the lawsuit involving the South Texas rancher Clinton Manges and Mobil Fulbright Jaworski represented Mobil in the which was settled last McDade will be the first state witness presented Mattox said he planned to take the witness stand Roy Mattoxs top said an agreement was made Monday with Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle and his assistants on a defense request to examine the partnership agreement between Fulbright Jaworski and the Dallas bond firm of Bopthrnan which handled most of the bonds Later the law firm bought out the bond Details of the agreement were sealed by the Minton Commercial bribery is a third degree felony punishable by a maximum sentence of 10 years in Mattox said state law provides that if he is finally convicted of the charge he could not run for he would not have to resign until the final appeal was which might take several Mattox said he turned down an offer from the district attorneys office about a year ago for a reduced probably just a if he would plead Korean exile gains ground South Korea AP Opposition leader Kim who returned home from two years of selfexile less than a week today called his new partys surprising gains in the National Assembly elections a great victory for democratic Faced with the challenge to its the ruling party of President Chun Doohwan said it will work with its opponents but declared stability in South Korea will be Tuesdays National Assembly balloting saw the hastily formed New Korea Democratic Party emerge as the countrys second strongest exceeding even its own With final results in at mid afternoon today for the 92 twoseat Korean media networks and headquarters of various parties gave the governments Democratic Justice Party 87 seats and the New Korea Democratic Party Inside Water Watch Comal Rivet cfs same Canyon cfs down 12 Canyon Dam outflow cfs same Edwards up Canyon Lake same Todays Weather Comal County forecast calls for sunny mostly dear and cold and mostly sunny on Winds will be southerly near 10 mph becoming northerly near 15 mph later this then shifting to the northeast near 10 mph on Thur The high today will be in the raid with a low tonight near 32 and a high Thursday in the upper This mornings low was and yesterdays high was Unicorns clinch New Braunfels clinched first place in the District 134A basketball race with an im pressive 7159 win over Lockhart Tuesday The Unicorns own an 81 record in district page CLASSIFIED 79B COMICS 7C CROSSWORD 4B DEAR ABBY 12A DEATHS 12A ENTERTAINMENT FOOD HOROSCOPE 6C OPINIONS 4A SPORTS 911A STOCKS 12A TV LISTINGS 7C WEATHER 3A Wednesday February 25 Cents 30 Pages3 Sections Downstream water rights explain why water was flowing over this River Road waterfall at 800 cfs until a GBRA official says IE KRIFWAI 111 IIUMlj GBRA official outlines releases BySANDRA JACKSON Staff writer GuadalupeBlanco River Authority officials say they have a good reason for allowing the level of Canyon Lake to fall over two feet in the last GBRA Director of Planning and Development David Welsch told the HeraldZeiwng that changes in climatic conditions are the reason the vast fluctuations in the lake and that the GBRA and the Army Corps of Engineers are using the same operational procedure they have used since the first waters flowed through the gates of Canyon Dam in People have become concerned about the Welsch But weve been operating the same way for the past 20 He explained that while the lake level had stayed fairly constant for many the Guadalupe River has not provided the strong inflows during the past three or four years that have been occuring in the The truth is that the lake is subject to because its primary purpose is to store water that is in excess of downstream water Welsch Welsch said the daily inflow figure is based on the daily change in the reservoir and that the reading at the Spring Branch gauge is simply an indicator of the inflow at the moment it is To determine the amount of water released from the the GBRA official must meet a longtime commitment of furnishing cubic feet per second cfs of non consumptive water to Lake if the water is All other downstream water rights are covered if the Lake Dunlap rights can be Welsch To determine the flow into Lake the GBRA also takes into consideration the amount flowing from Comal If that plus the amount flowing down the See Page 12A School races Three candidates seeking two NBISD atlarge posts By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer Three people have already filed for the two atlarge positions that are up for election in the New Braunfels ISO school board They are Peter minister of education at First Protestant Church of and incumbents Bob board and Don Bed board Besides the two atlarge Rudy Reimers place which will become the District 1 West End position has also come So far no filings for that position have been This is the second election since the redistricting plan went into effect in The plan called for five of the trustee positions to be elected by district and two atlarge The 52 plan was a settlement of a discrimination lawsuit filed in federal court by the late Ezequiel Cheque Aguinaldo and Christina Zamora and Jose Valdemar Espinoza against the school The group defended by the Mexican American Defense Fund claimed that minority candidates do not have a fair chance under the old system of all members being elected April Garland Lloyd was re elected as the District 3 and Margy Waldrip was reelcted as the District 5 board Though Bedford and Self both live in Lloyds their terms didnt expire until this a sales manager for Tezel and Cotter in San is in his eighth year on the school See Page 12A Lawmen question suspect in rape case By DEBBIE beLOACH Staff writer Sheriffs investigators have questioned a 24yearold San Antonio man in connection with last Satur days stabbing and rape of a 20year old New Braunfels woman near Encino no arrest had been as of presstime We talked to the suspect Tuesday and we talked to his brother because we had information they were together that In vestigator Rudy Rubio All indications are there was only one man but we are doing an extensive investigation on the suspects The victim was released from Medical Center Hospital in San Antonio late Saturday following treatment for a stab wound to her Her car was recovered Sunday morning in the parking lot of Best Products off San The suspects brother lives in some apartments within walking distance of Best Rubio When we questioned the he said his truck was stolen from those apartments sometime Friday He also said he stayed with his brother that and the See Page 12A
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