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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 28, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Local Incinerator project is on hold Page2A Water h Watch Comal River 282 cfs down 8 31 7 cfs up 43 Canyon outflow 8QO cfs same Edwards Aquifer down Canyon Lake level 91 down 1 felT Area Task force approves of water legislation Page2A Looking back to Page 8A New Braunfels Herald New Texas 148 Sunday July 50 Cents 32 Sections Tragedy mars weekend By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Tragedy marked this weekend for a few of the thousands in Comal County trying to enjoy A 17yearold New Braunfels boy was reported drowned at Comal Park on Canyon Lake Saturday afternoon as he was swimming with his brother and The boys said they had just gone in the water and started to swim out to the point when he started struggling and hollering for said Neal state game warden who dragged the lake for the boys The victims name is being held pending notification of Saturdays search for the body continued until dark and resumed this morning before Diver Randy Tomasini searched the area before Etheredge and Lee with the Army Corp of began dragging the bottom of the Etheredge said the area where witnesses last saw the boy is clear and He expects to find the body This drowning is the sixth in Comal County and the fourth at Canyon Lake this A man being arrested for trespassing on the cliffs of Preiss Heights surprised Deputy Constable George Smith when the man took See Page 16A Jury finds Smith guilty By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Sidney Franklin Smith of New Braunfels was convicted Friday on two counts of sexually assaulting a threeyearold girl last will be sentenced on In the 207th District Court Judge Robert Pfeuffer remanded Smith to the custody of the Comal County Sheriffs Office and ordered a presentence investigation on him by the Adult Probation Off A Comal County deliberated almost three hours before deciding Smith was guilty on both which allegedly occurred on Smith took the witness stand Thursday and denied any sexual contact with the Defense Attorney Mark Clark Did you ever touch her down in her pan ties Smith said But in a taped confession to police on Detective Ray Douglas asked Smith the same and he I didnt mean to do did you put your finger in Douglas But I didnt mean to do Smith The jury also heard testimony from the childs who said she lied in her statement to police con firming the alleged assault I got I I didnt know what I was she said I was because they were going to take the childs name away from The girl is now four years and living in a licensed foster home in San Police pony Hi Could these hooves be the Police Depart ments new mode of transportation theyre two strays that were found wandering around East Faust and Seguin streets late Thursday They were rounded up by Officer Doug Dunlap and reserve Mark LESLIE who tied them to the bumper of their car to get them to the police Officer MaVtin let them graze there until tfiey were picked up by the Humane Society Friday Water Use it or lose it Wastewater plant bonds are sold By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer CIBOLO A syndicate of com panies headed by Dean Witter Reynolds was the low bidder for a million bond issue by the Cibolo Creek Municipal Authority Thursday The bond money will be used to expand the CCMAs wastewater treatment The plant serves Randolph Air Force Base and portions of Universal Live Oak and northeast San The syndicate bid percent interest on the That is really an excellent said Tom CCMAs general Weaver said he had been expecting a rate of more than 10 percent We were very pleased with the Weaver CCMA received three all under 10 The authority will accept bids on construction of the plant in about a month Weaver hopes to begin construction by The treatment plant now has a capacity to serve more than people although only are After the plant will be able to serve We have to plan way Weaver If we dont have the a city cant he Weaver expects the plant ex pansion to be in operation by the end of 1987 or early By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer If you want to keep youd better start using Thats the advice from Elbert an Austin on New Braunfels Utilities 1914 water rights permits to acre feet annually from the Comal The majority of that goes to operate the Landa Park hydroelectric but the rest is permitted for the municipal water wells excavated at the headwaters of the Comal No use of that water right has been reported since My main point is if you want to preserve it you should start using But not for the sake of just using Hooper told Utilities trustees It must be used Utilities Manager Bob Sohn said Hunter and Associates of Austin is looking into a possible reservoir site to capture the permitted surface Hooper was hired by Utilities to study the citys existing water and will be paid out of the Water Resource Development He also recommended the recycling of effluent from the Kuehler Wastewater Treatment Plant or through the proposed Lake Dunlap Water Treatment Utilities could also acquire ad ditional surface water rights by contracting with the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority for water from Canyon or condemnation of water or the exercising the municipal water use preference under the Texas Water The water rights used to operate the Landa Park hydro unit could also amended from industrial to municipal and change of point of Hooper said possible legal problems could crop up because of nonuse of this right for industrial purposes since Nonuse for 10 years can subject any right to Hooper A separate permit allows for golf course but current overuse of water could also lead to an enforcement action by the The maximum amount of use under this permit in the past 10 years was 230 acre feet in which is in excess of the permit Hooper Excessive use has been reported for 197174 and This permit needs to be Its being and you could get chastised by the state Comal County takes look at number of jailers needed By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff Writer Jail administrator John Jenkins reduced his request for additional jailers to two fulltime and two part time in a jail workshop Earlier the jail staff had estimated their needs at six more but Jenkins said numbers included present needs as well as anticipating the arrival of 4050 federal prisoners once the contract with the marshal was Commissioners signed the contract with the marshal The workshop was the second attempt to inform county com missioners why the jailers were The first workshop Monday had not been scheduled at a time when commissioners could observe visitation and exercise schedules which were the main areas needing more One jailer for each of two shifts is needed for the security and orderly of the inmate visiting a budget proposal for com court jailer also be able to assist in the One parttime jailer would cover two officers days and aajafeer parttime jailer is needed to agsjsl with the booking process during the proposal Cowsupioner Bill George asked bos many inmates the jail could hajodift with the additional Up to Jenkins which is 20 more than the average right But once the marshal starts sending us hes going to dump 4050 people at one Though there will be some he will keep a pretty steady flow through What concerned me is hiring these people before we had the prisoners in George I know you have to train them i but that can be done as you Jenkins agreed that with in creasing the number of jailers by at least this he could wait to see how many federal prisoners actually came and how the staff was able to handle the Commissioner Jumbo Evans wanted to know how many jailers still needed formal training of his present Eight but Travis County Jailers Academy agreed to send two instructors to conduct the academy here and all I have to pay for is their travel the jail ad ministrator If I had to send them all up to Austin Id be lucky to get half of them certified in a Jenkins com And its going to save a lot of money to the which is out of my pocket Jenkins explained that bis present needs arose from a court which required the jail population to segregated in all activities into those who have been convicted and those who have not been as well as felons from misdemeanor With the old jail we had a but once the new jail was the court order went into full effect and we dont get a variance any Jenkins The court order came out of an out ofcourt settlement in a case filed by jail inmates against the county for conditions in the The new jail was part of the In theory we could have 14 in mates in the exercise area at one Jail medical budget almost depleted By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff Writer treatment and physicians fees are threatening to use up the jail medical We are reviewing the amount of the bills and seeing whether it is more economical to have a parttime health officer or continue with the present County Judge Fred Clark said after a recent jail The cost of physicians visits had never been figured in the jail medical budget because the county health officer was paid through another He treated the prisonerss medical until he quit m months jail ad ministrator John Jenkins explained in a telephone I have used up of my Jenkins told commissioners in Mondays Thats through the end of In June alone we spent and that was all medications and Jenkins also expressed concern that the doctor who currently sees prisoners might be conned by in mates into giving too much medication for pain and drug abuse Most of this is for and a lot of it is pain Jenkins told com But dark later We ought to rely upon the physicians medical judgement in these but that also means that you need to have a doctor you have confidence Jack the jail said in a telephone in terview that he U down as much as but tbdt See Page 16A Jenkins but to meet the court order actually we rarely have more than seven in a The contact visiting area requires more jailers to supervise additional visiting hours needed for segregated populations and to handle the shakedowns that occur before and after The prisoners must strip and change into special coveralls under observation and then reverse the process before returning to their Jenkins said a parttime jailer was needed in the central control and booking area because the jail staff had miscalculated how busy that area would We had planned to have the central control person help with booking and supervise the bondsman and attorney visiting Jenkins As it turns during the day the hardest job is the speaker board and door In the evenings when we get all the thats when things really get The jail administrator predicted an increase in local arrests which will eventually increase the jail law forcement officers let some people go because they knew we didnt have the room for Jenkins See Page 6A Inside Todays Weather Today and Monday mil be hot and sunny with highs reaching the upper Skies will be clear to partly cloudy with southeast winds seven to 10 Tonights low should he in the Saturdays high was 96 and the low Saturday morning was Hanging in Kent Hance and Tom Lseffler are still interested in governors despite the fact that former Republican governor Qemejats fyag indicated be will Ssf BUSINESS CLASSIFIED 6168 COMICS CROSSWORD DEABABBY JP 4B DEATHS ENTERTAJNMiNT KALEIDOSCOPE HOROSCOPE OPINIONS SPORTS WEATHER 3A
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