New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, November 22, 1985 : Front Page

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung November 22, 1985

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 22, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas *** dallas**£*************, ' ~'-£- *** ************ **#*******»*#### 410 texas pTr? d,FTE STCLAIR \ • -'• BOX 4543/., BALLAS, TX 75245 AMcr r'    1 (J/ ^ / ££*?:*}. microfilm Scientist to discuss Local Shroud of Turin See Page 6A Wafer Watch Comal River.............294    (same) Canyon inflow...........410    (up    5) Canyon outflow .......BOO    (down    101) Edwards Aquifer........ 625.66    (same) Canyon Lake level .....906    06    (down    1) New Braunfels SRO Local ready to go See Page 1B New Braunfels Herald Braunfels, Canyon in playoffs, page 7B New Braunfels. Texas Friday November 22, 1985 25 Cents 22 Pages 2 Sections Austin woman dies in car rollover A 20 year-old Austin woman died Thursday night after her 1981 GML pickup rolled over on Interstate 35 in Schertz Julia Wells Hill was pronounced dead at McKenna Memorial Hospital bv Justice of the Peace Harold Krueger According to Department of Public Safety Trooper Mike Heitkamp, Hill was northbound on the interstate about six miles south of PM 1103 when her truck began to skid to the side of the road The truck rolled over in the median and Hill, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle A passenger was not injured in the one vehicle mishap, which occurred about 7:55 p m A DPS spokeswoman said today that excessive speed was not a factor in the ac cident On hold Commissioners delay vote on constables' request By ULLIAN TNOMAS Stall cantar County commissioners made no decision on the budget for deputy constables Thursday, but the room was packed with constables and their supporters to hear the discussion During budget hearings, commissioners decided to eliminate the deputy constable pay and reimbursement for gas or use of a county vehicle. while they gave constables most ol the pay increase they had asked for Next year constables will be making S7U0 per month instead of $400. if the 1980 budget is adopted as is They had asked for $800 Commissioner Monroe Wetz. who presided over the meeting in County Judge Fred Clark’s absence, said that the issue was too important to take a vote on yet The constables' attorney John Chunn and individuals spoke on the deputy constables behalf, but commissioners made few comments and asked no questions Chunn told commissioners that constables were separate law en forcement officers given particular constitutional jurisdiction “Law enforcement is probably never cost effective, but you have to try to get the biggest bang for the buck,” Jacobs said. "We wish the commissioners to seriously rethink their position on no longer providing used equipment for deputies, cutting off all compensa lion and reimbursment for their ex penses.” Chunn said The cars that Kiesling s deputies were given were old sheriff depart men! cars Danny Scheel’s deputy got his old patrol car. and Fidel Tame/ wanted his deputy to get also his old patrol car. according to previous commissioners court meetings The radar units on all constables’ and deputy constables' vehicles are old Department of Public Safety radars that the county purchased Kiesling said in a recent interview. • The constables and their deputies complement the sheriff department By being more visible, they are also good deterrents of crime.” former Now Braunfels Mayor DA 'Skip” Stratemann said Clyde Jacobs, a former sheriff’s deputy, also spoke on the deputy constables’ behalf Law enforcement is probably never cost effective, but you have to try to get the biggest bang for the buck.” Jacobs said We are fortunate in Comal county to have four professional peace officers as con stables, and their deputies were chosen well " Jacobs pointed out that Hie sheriff’s department could no! ha vt the manpower to Randle ye.; toads because of the cost but the con stables and or their deputies were available during peak hours. David Thompson, a resident of the River Road area, brought up the growth of the county and the need for the constables to fill the gap between what the county could afford in law enforcement and what the county needed ‘Seems like we are going backwards instead of increasing these departments, you want to decrease them " Thompson said “InSee CONSTABLES, Page 10AInside CLASSIFIED__ 4-11B COMICS 2B CROSSWORD 3B DEAR ABBY ~__3B DEATHS 2A ENTERTAINMENT 1B HOROSCOPE 3B OPINIONS__ 4A RELIGIOUS FOCUS 56A SPORTS_ 7 8A STOCKS __ TOA WEATHER 2A Today's weather There will be clouds, fog and drizzle during the night and in the morn mg, with partly cloudy afternoons through Saturday Knox honored GBRA chooses site for water treatment By SARAN BUNE Staff writer SHOLIN The Guadalupe Blanco River Authority announced Thursday that it has chosen a site for a water treatment plant which will pro vide drinking w afer to a large portion of Guadalupe County The (’lear Springs Water Treat ment Plant will be located on the west side of the Guadalupe River upstream of the [.ake Dunlap Wastewater Treatment Plant and upstream of the dam on I,ake Dunlap GBRA plans to begin construction next summer Greg Rothe, GBRA’s chief engineer, said the river authority is looking at a 20 acre site near Schumannsville He said negotiations have begun with landowners to purchase the site David Welsch, director of planning and development, said the authority is completing a study to determine the water treatment needs The Guadalupe is a very clean river, more so than many others in Texas.” Rothe said He added that the treatment process will! be relatively simple because there are no unusual substances in the waterSee WATER, Page 10Afor service More than 300 guests attended an appreciation dinner Thursday night in honor of Elliot Knox, a long standing civic leader who has given 50 years of service to New Braunfels. Speakers included Sen John Traeger, U S Rep Joe Kilgore and New Braunfels Mayor Barbara Tieken As remembrances of the evening, Knox received a silver bowl as the first recipient of a service award from the Braunfels Foundation Trust, a plaque from the Boy Scouts presented by Jesse Garcia, and a scrapbook of his many civic involvements.He also received a resolution from the Comal ISD trustees thanking him SM KNOX. Page 10A Looking up Lf Si if •'Rtf WALDT Mf RAiD ZI iR Children from the school at First Protestant Church, bottom, watch the New Braunfels Utilities crew put up Christmas decorations on the Plaza ING Kate hits Florida PORT ST JOE Fla AP) Kale downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm today, left more than IOO ooo people without electricity and Florida s panhandle a maze of flood cd streets toppled trees and roofless buildings Ninety percent of Tallahassee, the state capital was blacked out after hate barreled ashore Thursday fore mg more than loo OOO people to evacuate and spinning at least eight tornadoes across the panhandle and southern Georgia The twisters and high wind ripped the roofs off buildings in the Panama City area arid Meigs Ga toppled Apalachicola's water tower tore down trees and knocked down power lines in Port St Joe Mexico Beach and Tallahassee Lp to JO OOO homes and businesses were without power Thursday night from Panama City west to Apalachicola River Gulf Power Co said Eight Florida Power Co substations were knocked out and 90 percent of Tallahassee, a city of about 89 Sub was blacked out early today, said Joy Mc 11 wa in a spokeswoman for the state Division of Emergency Management Two people drowned when their fishing boat capsized in Kate s high >eas one man was electrocuted when he stepped on a utility line and an Hi year old woman died of a heart at tack after being evacuated The lith named storm of the 198» Atlantic hurricane season Kate was blamed for up to IO deaths and grave destruction to crops and property in Cuba Streets were impassable flooded by heavy rainfall or blocked by fallen trees and coastal roads, which had taken a beating (rom previous hurricane's FJena and Juan were crumbling into the Gulf of Mexico in several areas Whitecaps were reported on flood ed I S 98 in Apalachicola as the tide rose Thursday night Emergency officials warned evacuees to remain in shelters for the night Kate s 2o mile wide eye hit land between Panama City and Apalachicola with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph and gusts higher than IOO mph Early today Rate s center was near latitude 32 0 north longitude 82 0 west. about loo miles west of Savannah Ga The storm was mo\ mg east northeast about 20 mph and was expected to emerge over the Georgia-South Carolina coast by midday Its peak winds were near 55 mph with stronger gusts in squalls and forecasters said little change was expected in either its speed or strength See KATE. Page IGA Appraisal district set for new 2-year term By BANA OVERSTREET Staff writer The votes are in and thiee of the five members of Comal County’s Central Appraisal District board of directors will return for another two year term One of the newly elected members is back on the board after a two veal absence and the other newcomer will serve her first term on the board Earlier this month five of the six governmental bodies in the appraisal district cast their votes for hoard members Comal County Clerk Rosie Bosenbury tallied the 4 999.5 votes and today released the results Charles Lewis, currently the boards chairman    received    LIJOI votes George F'.rben also on the board, received I ORO votes and S D David Jr . board secretary received LOUI votes New Brauntels ISP Tax Assessor Collector Glynn (toff. who was on the board until two years ago got I (Nil votes Gloria Llennan. county tax assessor collector, received 918 5 votes to elect her to her first term on the board Esther Boarnet and Arnold Moos Sr declined to run again A total of 5.000 votes are divided among the six governmental entities according to the total tax levy for each body The city of New Braunfels cast all 311 5 votes to FIrben while Comal County cast all 90i 5 votes to (Ten nan and the city of Garden Ridge gave its IS votes toClennan Comal ISP. which has the largest vote total at 2 289 cast LOUI votes to David LUDI to I-ewis. and 287 to Erben New Braunfels ISP with I 482 5 votes gave 1.001 votes to Golf and 481 5 votes to Erben The city of Selma which has half a vote, did not cast any ballots this election Officers are elected by the board each year Lewis has been chairman for two terms The next appraisal district board meeting will be Dec 16 ► HANKES BHlDOtS MfcHALU ZEI TUNG Elliot Knox receives a scrapbook from Tom Burrus ;

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: November 22, 1985

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