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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 6, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas MITCH WOMBLE BOX 265 Area Five members named to Child Welfare Board See Page 2A Water Carnal 211 cfs up 3 dahyoh cfs down 4 Canyoh outflow cfs same Edwards Aquifer Canyon Lab level up Local City increabco amount of its bond package See below Two area volleyball teams make Page 6A New Braunfels MB MM MB MR New Texas Friday September 25 Cents 24 Sections Gang violence suspected in killings HOUSTON AP The Texas trying to curb violence behind its may temporarily suspend correspondence between known prison gang mem a federal judge has The ruling came after four prison including New Braunfels resident Raymon were stabbed to death in TDC prisons over the holiday Governor Mark in a press conference Thursday indicated that the stabbings were The evidence that I am aware of indicated that all four were involved in some type of gangrelated ac possibly even racially White District Judge John Singleton on Thursday signed an order allowing the Texas Depart ment of Corrections to impose the restriction for 30 days at 13 of its 27 I emphasize that this is tem emergency said who gave the state 30 days to seek a permanent hearing on the The state had wanted Singleton to limit provisions of a 1983 court set tlement allowing inmates to write to prisoners in other units and to con tact fellow inmates for legal But inmates apparently are using letters to set up gang killings and other various nefarious said prison spokesman Phil White said tougher measures to reduce violence in the nations second largest prison system were Sec Page 12A 12story retirement tower is nixed by planners By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer It was But members of the New Braunfels Zoning Board of Adjustment Thursday listened to about 25 people and denied a request to build a 12story retirement com plex on Lakeview The vote was three in favor and two fora variance the action needea four votes to the area proposed for the apartment complex is zoned R3 muitifarriiiy but has a of three Board Chairman Stone who voted said he was responding to the wishes of those against the this was a pretty good he It influenced my thinking a tarn going to object and I would hope they could come back with two fivestory Melvin one of the people working on the said his group will look again at the plans for a retirement In his Jochec pointed out that Eden Home has duplexes at Eden and governmentsponsored housing at Eden The project being proposed is designed for those who are not qualified to live in Eden Jochec He explained that the apartment would have two stories oT living and with mechanical equipment at one there would be a walkway from the tower to Eden the building would have a security system and a central and there would be a dining room and activity area with a The 108unit building was to sit next to the cliff off Lakeview Opponents to the tower agreed that there is a need for a retirement complex complete with activities and security but said they are against the construction of a high rise in their I FaUcloenup Dont say no to but Do it another said Glenn Nothing has been said about their safety in case of How do you evacuate these people Mary Ann Schneider We are talking about the evacuation of a lot of elderly people in a highrise building with inadequate firemen and inadequate she f Would like1 to see it lowered to four or five stories this is a dangerous building and tyis ludricbus to have a highrise building in New Schneider and others who pointed out the danger of elderly residents in a tall burning building were told that the board could approve only the while the plans also would have to be checked by the citys fire marshal and would have to meet state permit In voting against the member Chuck Engler I really dont get concerned about the safety because of the fire marshal and the Im not sure that New Braunfels has to start taking 10story structures and roll Opponents in the audience also said they do not want to look at a tall building and suggested that granting this variance would open the door for See Page 12A Cartrain wreck Fenderbender Steps on an empty coal train caught the front fender of this Corvette and tore it off at the Gruehe Road and MissouriPacific crossing Thursday Patrolman Robert Owens said the train was traveling at 24 miles per hour DtHYLCLARK HERALD and sounded its horn at the approaching But the William George told police thathe didnt hear the train whistle until the City bond package total increased The amount of the New Braunfels city bond issue rose by this week after the citys financial director said the amount should be a round The bond amount originally was set at at a Tuesday night But Wednesday City Manager Joe Michie learned that bonds are sold in so he and Assistant City Manager Court Thieleman changed the figures for each of the eight categories in the The new bond issue amount for the 19 election is If all eight propositions were to the additional tax rate would be 12 cents per based on the citys property valuation of The propositions look like this Proposition one for a new fire substation on County Line Road and remodeling and renovation of the Centra fire Proposition two for im provements and renovations at the Civic including the addition of a meeting room and more Proposition three for remodeling the existing City Hall building and adding square feet to the Proposition four for street including about CO street overlay See Page 12A Uniforms are out while moonlighting Inside By SARAH DUKE Staff writer Cqraal County sheriffs deputies are no longer able to wear county uniforms while working for anyone but the commissioners court decided County Attorney Bill Reimer told commissioners that a can work for a private bar or dance hall in his or her offtime but cannot wear the county Sheriff Walter Fellers said his deputies would comply and they have complied for the past three A deputy cannot enforce house rules under the guise of working for the Reimer Reimer said a court ruling states that it is unconstitutional for a private organization to pay a sheriffs officer money to provide a service that he already is supposed to Deputies will still be able to work See Page 12A Todays weather Todays forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with a 40 percent chance of High expected in the mid90s Low tonight expected in the Sunrise Saturday will be and sunset tonight will be Loeffler criticizes White AUSTIN AP Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom says Mark White is politics first in his ap of John Houchins to the Texas Water Once again Mark White is placing politics above the vital interests of this state by appointing a an old college roommate at who readily admits having no knowledge of water to the Texas Water Loeffler said in a statement issued through his Austin Mark Whites politicizing of the water commission threatens the passage of the Texas water plan which is vital to the interests of the Loeffler 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