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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 21, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 271 Local Rezonings on Council agenda Page 16A Water Canyon cfs down 61 outflow same Edwards Aquifer up Canyon Lake down 75245 Sports Langer lead British Open Page 1A Flower Page 1B New Braunfels Herald New Texas 75A L r Residents use the Old Faust bridge as a shortcut Old Faust Street bridge An accident waiting to happen By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff Writer Neighbors living near the old Faust Street bridge see it as an accident waiting to happen and want something June about Albert Boeing of 394 Faust came to commissioners court Thursday asking for notrespassing signs to be put and the county com missioners Recently the commissioners have looked into putting the bridge up for auction or accepting bids on but the ownership of the bridge is still in question between the city and County Judge Fred Clark Why dont we iml it over to the city It seems no iiie wants to claim it in its present live adjacent to the bridge and Ive owned property adjacent to it since Boenig told com 1 believe in its present condition it is a safety and health Boenig recounted seeing kids bicycling over playing on it and climbing down intu the burnt out hole that was created by a fire on it several years Since the recent rains it looks to me like where that burnt out place the bridge has sagged eight more said I guess from the weight of the watersoaked f dont Another neighbor on Nacogdoches Street was concerned that if the bridge was taken down it would cause a hardship on workers at Mission Valley Mill that use it to walk to and from work every 1 hope they dont close it off or take it down for the guys that work over at the she Some people may have only one and the other spouse goes to work with Some may not own a Maybe they the commissioners should just erect a go on this at your own risk sign on and leave at This neighbor felt it was safe enough for pedestrian traffic on the lefthand Bob Janca with Guadalupe Realty that is handling some property for Boenig near the bridge attended the commissioners court as support for his client and had intended to speak for We only know about it from what Albert has told Janca But its only common sense that with any piece of you either fix it or get rid of When it just sits there in a bad state of its a It encourages more van And from what we have heard it is a hazard right Janca suggested that the com missioners could have a public hearing and see if there is any public interest in saving the bridge as an historical Then perhaps the commissioners could sell Janca to some historical group interested in restoring it for the cost of maybe Maybe they could just See Page 16A Sunday July 50 Cents 32 Sections County eyes road repair financing By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff Writer County commissioners are looking into ways to finance million of road repairs that the county engineer said were The growth and development committee a couple of years ago told us there were million worth of road repairs needed Com missioner Jumbo Evans said in a telephone So the news really came as no But that is why I pushed so hard for us to hire a professionsal And this is the first results of Evans admitted he helped County Engineer Clark Mac McCoy a little in putting the inventory but 95 percent of the work behind it was McCoys and his Evans The inventory that McCoy presented in Thursday com missioners court showed 350 of the 625 miles of county roads being below Arterial roads make up 150 miles and subdivision streets make up 200 miles of the In the cover letter to his he The combination of the drought of the moisture and freezes of 8485 and the heavy rains and flooding of the summer of 1985 have caused severe deterioration of many miles of road Most of the sections of roads built before 1973 have caliche base generally susceptible to swelling when moisture the letter Further the budget limitations have restricted road maintenance for many years to a worst first ap proach and a fix it good enough for now limit in order to stretch available McCoy All of the commissioners who were reached said they had thought about whether a bond issue was the right Its too soon to form an opinion Evans Until we know how much we can budget this which means getting into the budget and until we know what our tax rate for next year is going to I dont think we can talk about a bond issue Commissioner Bill George in a telephone interview Sure Ive thought about it a bond but I dont think we can do There is no way at this I dont think the See Page 16A GOP chairman says competition healthy AUSTIN AP r State GOP Chairman George predicting his party could have up to five candidates seeking its gubernatorial nomination next says its healthy for Republicans to have so many candidates scrapping for the same Nearly 10 months before the 1986 two wellfunded Republican candidates are preparing to run for while two others already have declared for attorney Im ecstatic having this kind of interest in our Strake said in an Its the first time in history it was front page news 18 months before the election who the Republican can didates might This kind of publicity is very he Tom chief deputy Republican whip in the and DemocratturnedRepublican Kent who lost the 1984 Democratic Senate nomination by fewer than have in dicated they will run for Former Williamson County prosecutor Ed Walsh of Round who switched to the GOP in and state Buster of Lake both have declared their candidacies for attorney Others are said to be considering each of said the in terest in statewide races among Republican candidates is a sign of the partys growing strength in Its like raising your kids through their teenage If were going to go from childhood to adulthood and become a major were going to have to go through these ex Strake A benefit of having hardfought primary elections is that Republican candidates are getting more than ever said the partys candidate for lieutenant governor in I made a mistake in I was hoping for no primary I didnt become a viable candidate until August or September before the he This attention is invaluable for us as far as this is Im convinced we cant win if we dont have active While declining to name the GOP chairman said he sees several possible GOP candidates for Id say there are going to be from three to a potential of he Thats an honest Strake said having active primary contests is not without its See Page 16A New County voting system expected to save time and money By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Guadalupe County has purchased a new vote counting system that is expected to reduce the cost of county elections by almost The reason we bought the system is because it was just taking us too long to get said County Judge James In the 1984 election the counting lasted until four or six in the mor said Mary elections administrator of Guadalupe The which cost is an optical scanner that automatically counts votes as ballots are fed into the It should not take us later than 11 to count Matthies Matthies said that in the 1984 electon the county had 370 clerks and election She expects to use only 164 people in The 1984 election cost the county Matthies She expects the 1986 election to cost only The new system is expected to pay for itself in four to six County employees will try the system out in the November elec We wanted to try it first in an off year election when voter turnout will be Sagebiel The purchased from Hart Data Services of is used by several other counties in Texas according to Four 30 injured in bus accident Inside ACKERLY AP A church bus overturned on a rainslick highway near this West Texas town Saturday crushing four people to death and injuring 37 officials The which came from San Angelo and had picked up passengers in Odessa and ran off Highway 87 about 25 miles northwest of Big flipped over and trapped the four under its Department of Public Safety spokesman Jim Nance Dawson County Judge Glenn White said he pronounced the four dead but did not know they He said three of them were between 14 and 15 years while the fourth was about About 30 other passengers were taken to MaloneHogan Hospital in Big Spring after the ac cident and were being treated for minor to moderate hospital supervisor Barbara Holdamps She saidmany of the victims suffered broken bones and The from the Deliverance Tabernacle Church of God In Christ in San was headed for a Northwest Texas Jurisdictional Conference in said a spokesman for the Ford Memorial Church of God In Christ in DPS officials said they had not determined the accidents nor did they know the dead peoples They said the bus landed in a cotton field about 100 to 150 feet off the Todays Weather It will remain partly cloudy and warm with a 20 percent chance of afternoon and evening thun dershowers through Winds will be from the southeast at 1015 mph and daytime highs will reach the while nighttime lows drop to the Suturdays low was 72 and the high was Sunset today will be at and sunrise Monday will be at DEAR DEATHS PUBLIC
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