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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung October 23, 1985

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 23, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas 4 IO    MOS3    10/22/85    246 TEXAS AMEEIC AN MIERHF11 M ATT: PETE SINCLAIR P.O. BOX 45436 BALLAS, TX 75245 Kendall Caldwell (>iiadaitip« (jon/ates Wilson Inside Food Pumpkin recipies water mouths for Halloween See Food, Page 1B Comal River........... 294 cfs (same) jyy, . Canyon inflow  1,790 cfs (down 510) waxer Canyon outf(ow ____5,200    cfs (up 4,817) Watch    Edwards Aquifer ....... 625.10 (up .05) Canyon Lake level 914.59 (up .15) Railroad Commission Area to hold pipeline hearing See below New Braunfels runners head for New York, page 8A New Braunfels Wednesday Herald-Zeituno New Braunfels. Texas    Vo1    94    -    No    208 Vol. 94-No. 208 October 23, 1985 25 Cents 30 Pages — 3 Sections River flows at 5,200 cfs By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer Flood gates at Canyon Dam opened at 8 this morning to increase the flow of the Guadalupe River from 900 to 5.200 cubic feet per second The release will be gradual. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Ranger Judy Scott said the flow will reach 5,200 cfs by 4.30 this afternoon. “The water usually takes eight to 12 hours to get to New Braunfels,’’Scott said “There will be a gradual rise all day,” she added. Recent rains in the Hill Country above Canyon Dam have caused the lake to rise above the conservation pool level of 909 feet above mean sea level. This morning's lake level was 914 59 The expanded release will allow the corps to lower the level of the lake so it will handle any additional ram. The flood gates will close when the lake level drops to the conservation pool level or below it. Scott said the flow will stay at 5.200 cfs until all the flood waters are released * Probably until the end of the week.” she said The 5.MO cfs flow is considered hazardous for recreational river users and the corps office is advising people to refrain from boating, canoeing, rafting and kayaking for the next several days. “I recommend they don’t get on the water at all.” Scott said Scott said people living along the river also should be alert and watch the water, although the river is not expected to leave its banks Bander <j Medina The pipeline plans this route LESHE KRIEWALDT HERALD ZE!TUNG Water began leaving Canyon Dam at a higher rate this morning. The river flow will be 5,200 cfs this afternoon. Water will cover the concrete walls at this afternoon This is the highest flow on the Guadalupe River since July 1981, Scott said The Gruene River bridge will be closed when the water reaches it, Scott said Search on for drug lab By SARAH DUKE Staff writer SEGUIN - The Guadalupe County Sheriff’s Department continues searching for a methamphetamine laboratory allegedly located in that county. A search Monday night ended in the arrest of three men, including a Canyon I,ake man, but failed to find the lab. The men were found with 142 grams of methamphetamines in their possession, sheriff’s department officials said. The drugs were valued at $15,000. The men were arrested and taken to the Guadalupe County Jail where they were charged with possession of methamphetamines between 28 and 400 grams. Sheriff Melvin Harborth said San Antonio officials recei^d a tip from an informant that such a lab was operating in an area north of Marion. The sheriff said the department obtained a search warrant to search property where the lab was suspected to be. “Darkness set in and we couldn’t find the lab and couldn’t get a chopper in,” Harborth said. He added that the search was a joint effort between Guadalupe County officials and the San Antonio Police Department. The three men were arrested on Blue Sky Horse Ranch about IO p.m. Jose Freddy Saldivar of 6166 Canyon Springs, Canyon I,ake, Edward Leija of Rt. I, Box 55, Marion, and Russell Keith Knox of 8700 Carrington, San Antonio, were released from custody Tuesday morning on $10,000 bond each. Today's weather Cloudy nights and mornings will continue with partly sunny skies through Thursday arid southeasterly winds. Highs will reach the mid-80s, with lows dropping to the mid-60s. Yesterday's high was 79 and this morning’s low was 69. Sunset tonight will be at 6:53 p.m. and sunrise Thursday will be at 7 38 a rn CLASSIFIED____ 6 8B COMICS 3C CROSSWORD 6C DEAR ABBY 6C DEATHS 2A ENTERTAINMENT 2C FOOD__ 1 3B HOROSCOPE 6C OPINIONS 1C SPORTS 8 9A STOCKS 10A WEATHER 2A No pass, no play gets OK HOUSTON (AP) - Now that the state’s controversial no-pass, noplay law has survived another legal hurdle, it is headed for a trial before the state district judge who ruled it unconstitutional iii May. State District Judge Marsha Anthony, the judge who dealt the rule that blow in May, refused Tuesday to grant a temporary injunction that would have stopped the state from enforcing the statute. Rather than junk the statute as opponents wanted, she set the case for trial Nov. 18 as a class action that could affect all the state’s 1,100 school districts. The reform law says students must score at least 70 in all subjects at the end of each six-week grading period or be declared I ineligible for extracurricular activities for the following six I weeks. Anthony said earlier that the law was unconstitutional because it did not apply equally to all high school students. The Texas Supreme Court overruled her decision in August. Houston attorney Anthony I_See NO PASS, Page It A Sheriff promotes jailer By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer Sheriff Walter Fellers promoted Chief Jailer Walt Sumner to lieutenant Monday. Sumner will hanuie the jail along with Chief Deputy Brian John until another jail administrator is named, Fellers said. "Walt got a little pay raise out of it too,” Fellers said. “But I still haven’t decided on a jail administrator and I don't know when I will.” Sumner joined the sheriff’s department in December 1980 as a dispatcher, the chief jailer said. "I used to work that midnight to 8 a.m. shift all the time, until the chief jailer retired in 1982,” Sumner said. "Since then I’ve been the chief jailer.” Comal /SD loses funds with students' absences By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Comal ISD has lost $113,055 in state funding because of empty chairs in the classroom. That news was brought home at Monday night’s school board meeting. Business - Manager Abel Campos told trustees the district had recorded 1,539 absences from Oct. 7-17, and that translates into a $113,055 loss for CISD in state funding. "Every day a student doesn’t come to school, it costs this district $73.46,” Campos said. "Once we lose it, we can’t get it back. So the object of the game becomes trying to minimize our losses. ” This is the second year state funding has been based on student attendance. The state has two ac counting periods, and school districts can choose from one of three options in reporting their attendance to the state for funding. “The fall accounting period began on Oct. 7 and runs through Nov. I,” Campos said. The second fcur-week period has tentatively been set for Feb. 17 to March 14. “The state gives us three options. We can take October’s attendance figures and forget about February, or take February and forget about October. Either way, you have to decide that now, or we can take the best four of the total eight weeks,” he said. “We’re going to take the best four of eight, and I’m fairly certain that’s what most districts will decide to do." Campos said the only advantage to taking Option Number I is "the district wouldn't have to send in an attendance report to the state in February. But we d still have to keep up with the numbers." last year, ( ISO took the best four of the total eight weeks and wound up with a 96 9 attendance percentage That percentage has draped to 96 6 for the first three weeks of this fall s four-week accounting period Campos called the 96 6 percentage “respectable, but certainly capable of improvement .” He added special attendance counts since mid-September point to a particular problem in getting students to school on Mondays * We’ve found out we have a problem on Mondays twinging kids in Attendance peaks on Wednesdays, then trails off on Fridays,” he said Statistical data since Sept 20 See CISD. Page KIA Railroad commission to sponsor pipeline hearing By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer The Texas Railroad Commission voted will sponsor a hearing on All American Pipeline Co.’s application for a permit to operate a crude oil pipeline from McCamey to Freeport. The date for the hearing has not been set yet, said Brian Schaible, director of information services for the railroad commission. The commission voted unanimously Monday to have the hearing. The route proposed in the application goes through Gillespie, Blanco, Hays and Caldwell counties traversing the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone. The pipeline was originally planned to go over the recharge zone in Comal County, and citizens here were the first to raise concerns over pollution of the aquifer. State agencies and state representatives whose districts include parts of the aquifer have asked for the hearing and an environmental impact study "We have to talk to the various parties concerned to determine how much time will be necessary to prepare for the hearing before we set a date,” Schaible said. The information director also confirmed that in the past 30 years no common carrier pipeline has been turned down on environmental concerns. This will be the first hearing on a common carrier pipeline application in at least 30 years. "There is hot a set procedure for a hearing because of this,” Schaible said. “We may have a pre-hearing conference to allow the hearing examiner to draw out the general topic into more specifics, see what information the various sides want to hear from the others.” In the meantime. Texas law allows See PIPELINE, Page UA ;

  • Abel Campos
  • Brian John
  • Brian Schaible
  • Dana Overstreet
  • Debbie Deloach
  • Jose Freddy Saldivar
  • Lillian Thomas Staff
  • Marsha Anthony
  • Melvin Harborth
  • Pete Sinclair
  • Russell Keith Knox
  • Sarah Duke
  • Walt Sumner
  • Walter Fellers

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: October 23, 1985

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