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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 19, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels Hvrald New Texas Friday April 25 Cents 22 Pages2 Sections uttle returns CAPE AP Discoverys their homecoming delayed 98 minutes by glided safely back to Earth today at the end of a bittersweet journey that Jake Garn hailed as proof that man is needed in The 103ton space plane blew one of its six tires as it rolled to a but the astronauts were not aware of it and the rupture did not divert the craft from its center line Fiftyfive minutes after the the crew left the shuttle for medical exams and Garn walked unsteadily down the and waved and smiled weakly as he was helped into the astronauts its final dash across central Florida heralded by sonic dropped out of a clear sky and onto a runway three miles from the launch pad Loeffler mulling governors race By ROBERT JOHNSON Editor He once said he wanted to be speaker of the House of but Tom Loefflers political goals may be Loeffler RHunt issued a statement Thursday saying he was giving serious consideration to running for governor in The congressmans two sentence statement I have been contacted by many people urging me to run for governor in I am giving that race very serious consideration and I will make the final decision in the near Currently serving his fourth term in the was re elected in a landslide last He serves as chief deputy whip the thirdhighest GOP post in the House and is on the budget and ap propriations Because of his promising future in the Loefflers announcement came as a Robbie state Republican committeewoman for District said this As fas as we can he is in a positon to become House and then possibly minority she Borchers said that Loeffler had discussed the governors race with her during the Texas Legislative Conference held here in Loeffler was a panelist at the She added that at a recent meeting she Loeffler had emerged as the oddson favorite to win the nomination should he decide to Loefflers statement is the first indication that he would consider running for another In a speech to local Republican party officials two years he said his constituents had urged him to run for the Senate seat being vacated by John who was That seat was ultimately won by Phil But he said then he wasnt in My career will be in the House of he Perhaps someday we will have the speakership that is my The 21st District whose district includes Comal could not be reached for comment this Other potential GOP candidates for the 1986 race against incumbent Democrat Mark White include state See Page 10A it left a week ago and where shuttle Challenger is per 10 days from Like the Discoverys launch was delayed by With commander Karol Bobko at the the shuttle touched down at swooping in from the south after making a series of wide circles above this The ship had traveled million The Swat Team is said Mission referring to the flyswatterlike tools the astronauts used in an unsuccessful attempt to repair a As the shuttle neared the end of its Mission Control told the I think you blew a right hand outboard Inspection later showed that it was an inboard tire that had and television pictures showed it to be late Thousands of spectators at the landing strip and along nearby rivers and highways viewed the the fifth here in 16 shuttle flights and fourth in An hour before Bobko and pilot Don Williams fired braking rockets more than 200 miles above the Indian Ocean to slow the shuttles speed and start it on a supersonic dive through the The landing had originally been set for But Mission Control had delayed the landing just 19 minutes before Bobko and pilot Don Williams were to have fired the braking They were told to make one more circuit of the globe and try During seven days in space the crew of six men and one woman logged many accomplishments and one big disappointment the through no fault of their to revive the million Syncom communications President Reagan and who is aboard as a congressional had nigh praise Thursday for the astronauts speaking to Discovery from the White told the crew it had demonstrated a lot of ingenuity in constructing makeshift taking an unplanned space walk and flying to a rendezvous to try saving the powerless satellite launched from the ships cargo bay Syncom could not be fixed because a switch which ground engineers thought was in the wrong position was not at The astronauts had concentrated on moving See Page 2A A road grader prepares Landa Street for a new coat of asphalt i Landa overlay work underway OERYl Staff writer New Braunfels drive rs should prepare for at least fmotner week ojfoppy Overlay work end traffic on Landa Street Winnie this us bJgbwsy department crews repair and subgrade failures bef putting down sshaK Manholes were raised an taep Jatf last month so the resident is as ready as everyone else to get the work Im really quite get this work he People are willing to put up with the manholes for Dean Word Construction has the contract to re surface Landa Street from Bridge to Walnut awj to do the same work on South Seguin Avenue from Main Plaza U Highway 8L Hasert said the on LjRda te pore tensive because base repairing be done first and LAND Page 2 A Corps near boat ramp agreement Almost all systems are go on reopening the private boat ramps as a contract between the county and the Army Corps of Engineers nears Only Commissioner Monroe Wetz voted against the latest contract Thursday during the commissioners court The contract proposed by the corps makes the county responsible for bringing the ramps up to current corps safety and insuring for injuries at the Some of the private ramps were closed seven months Negotiations were still in progress but the ramps leases had run Originally installed by the boat ramps became controversial when the the county and the corps were involved in a lawsuit brought by David Saks after several members of his family died in an accident at one boat ramp in The insurance coverage the part of the agreement that has been the center Of the increased in the latest proposal to million for personal injury with million total per accident and in property Commissioners have to wait to see if they can get umbrella coverage which the county had until the reinsuring company went bankrupt Commissioners also wanted a clause excluding lighting if the corps ever added it to their standards at the The cost of van dalism and upkeep make lighting prohibitive for the In other business before the Commissioner Bill George brought a proposal from the Sattler Veterans of Foreign Wars that would allow a county satellite office to be placed on their property in the parking area across the road from the VFW Hall for per The lease agreement will be for five years and will be It will have a 3 percent year in flation factor added to the lease payment in the renewed I want to commend McCoy county engineer for putting this drawing together in one George We now have an idea of the possible location of the building See Page 2 A Steubing new 3 constable By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer Commissioners appointed Ronald Steubing Thursday as the new constable of Precinct Steubing replaces the late Hank Commissioners decided against another candidate for the Lee Bo Eoff had the support of 177 Precinct 3 residents who signed a petition endorsing him as the in terim Eoff had been deputy constable under former constable Lester another applicant for the He had also been named Englishs deputy but never Steubing has the 70hour reserve deputy training and plans to take the full 320hour course to become fully I intend to get fully certified as soon as This is my own not something the commissioners Steubing said after the Commissioner Jumbo Evans brought Steubings name up originally and moved for his ap pointment during the Other applicants included former paper server Ray Wilson Baker and communication engineer William We asked each of them if he lived in the where he worked now and how much time he would have for the Commissioner Lorenzo Yankee Camarillo said after the Eoff had a lot of Ronald Steubing support from the community and was very but he was out of the county every other day and was on call all the time with the we had the necessary background and the I would like to congratulate Ronnie Steubing on his appointment as interim constable of the Precinct 3 Eoff said in a prepared I have worked with him before and I know he will do a good job out I feel this whole thing is a slap in the face as far as Republicans are concerned in this When your elected officials do not go along with see Page 10A builders back pro rata policy By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer At least 50 builders and real estate agents indicated Thur sday night theyre comfortable with the existing prorata policy used by New Braunfels Utilities to help recoup capital recovery They did so by a show of hands at a workshop with Utilities who were seeking input on the present prorata policy and possible future adjustments to pay for central facilities such as wastewater treatment and ground and elevated water storage Cost for those facilities and density factors are not included in the existing prorata which was implemented in 1976 and modified in 1982 to provide a partial reim bursement of the capital funds in vested in the Utilities Prorata charges here are based on the cost of construction per acre to provide water and sewer mains for hookup within the Utilities service and are broken down into four categories with corresponding recovery At Thursday nights Tieken said the Utilities board was in the process of reviewing million in future capital sewer and wastewater project costs to keep See Page 2A Inside Water Watch Comal River cfs samel Canyon cfs down 281 Canyon Dam outflow cts samel Edwards down Canyon Lake down Todays Weather Though no rain is in the forecast for a fine mist fell over New Braunfels this and rain could occur The skies will remain cloudy to partly cloudy all day with southeasterly winds picking up to 15 miles per Temperatures may reach the mid80s and drop to the mid 60s Thursdays high was 83 and this mornings low was Sunset will be at 7 CLASSIFIED 312B COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 1B DEAR ABBY 1B DEATHS 3A HOROSCOPE 3A OPINIONS 4A SPORTS STOCKS 2A TV LISTINGS 2B WEATHER 3A
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