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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 1, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                Have a happy and healthy 1987 New Braunfels New Texas Ztitimo i 4r Thursday January 25 Cents Two 18 Pages Stammtisch Happy tunes IT IT the national college football championship is not on the line in Dallas but the annual Cotton Bowl is always a major Ohio State is making the Big Ten Conferences while Texas hopes to become only the se cond school to win the Classic in backtoback The 51st Cotton Bowl Classic and the associated hoopla begins at on For a com plete look at the See Members The Cap tain James Jack Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolu tion will meet at Monday at 762 Laurel home of Delitha The program will be entitl Invite Birds to Your Comal County Recreational Water District 1 will hold an election to decide three new officers for the coming Place is 325 Time is all day Tues The Downtown Association will meet at 7 January in Krauses Watts Wacker will speak on the topic Recognizing Employee Drug Disque isnt through The NFL playoffs are but a hair over the starting line and already our pigskin prognosticator is calling last weeks fare plain ole We really cant print Boonies comments ver batim cause If people objected to Ben they might reenact the time they threw Lin dheimers press into the Comal River if they read in their hometown paper such things as the Washington Redskins going ram found sheep and rammed it to them It gets But about things that likes the Browns over the Jets by Chicago over the Skins by the Giants over the 49ers by that mythical twopoint and Denver over New England by 4 Is there a market for specialized firearms and defense tactics train ing in New Braunfels We have car ried stories about womens self defense both passive and not so firearms We have been contacted by one Jerry a certified firearms and combat skills Simmons is the real thing and offers instruction in unarmed street home defense perimeter all kinds of neat Anyone interested in con tacting Simmons about offering these advanced skills here can call 512 McKenna Memorial Hospital has put out its first inhouse Another will come out in good Lord willing and the creeks dont Look for more about McKenna and its fine staff in this coming years McKenna is an unusual as community hospitals It is neither beast nor not solely but not public in the sense of a Parkland or Wichita We get letters about McKen na from time to We got a long one last week that we cant print cause its Although we have printed unsigned letters in we generally know who wrote them or we find Ap parently someone likes to write un signed letters about McKenna to this but after three of we have to say you would get more of a maybe even if you had the courage to sign your The Menv CROSS County Jail time may get common under Prichard Photographer Vernon Taylor of the Happy Jazz Band arid members of the Grapes of Wrath became Vern and the Velvet Tones for Wednesday afternoon to perform for the free senior citizens New Years Eve dance at the New Braunfels Presbyterian Church sponsored by area folks and By DAVID MAY Staff Writer DWI especially repeat would be well advised to heed the warning of new Comal County CourtAtLaw Judge Ron Dont do the crime if you dont want to do the a Republican who has served the past 16 months as assistant county assumes the judgesnlp from the appointed Democratic incumbent Charles Blackley today following swearingin ceremonies at the Prichard said he plans to aggresively crack down on repeat DWI something he says was not prac ticed by his and he also hopes to devise methods to expediate courtroom is a Waco native and a former marine captain who flew more than 300 fighter pilot combat mis sions in He received his masters at Southern Methodist University and his doctorate of jurisprudence from SMU law He also played football there for thenHead Coach Hayden Married with three Prichard has served as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney in his law Ive worked both sides of the courtroom and I feel I can be Im going to call them as I see he Prichard said he sought the fouryear post mainly because the incumbent was running unopposed and because of frustrations he felt in trying to prosecute repeat DWI My predecessor was too lenient with those He was stacking probations with people who had five or six DWI he He said he felt that elected officials have a duty to pro tect the people who abide by the This court should not be a rehab center for people with drinking I think once the word gets people here and in other communities will know that this is not the place to come and drink and the Canyon Lake resident He said that a runofthemill first offense for barring any aggrevative would probably bring For a second he said I dont even want to hear the word Everybody gets one bite of the Revocation of jail time and loss of drivers license would be likely courses of according to Im for people having a good Many of the local events are designated to bring tourists here to eat and but you have to draw the line Ron Prichard County CourtatLaw the new People would rather do jail time than lose their he County courtatlaw presides over underfelony of such as posses domestic and juvenile Prichard pointed out that 80 percent of the cases heard in the court annually are some cases a He said that he will not give multiple probations DWI offenses and will try to raise fines for those of something he said his former County At torney Bill completely I believe in paying the Prichard The system should not be used for raising money for the but should run costfree to the He added that he and Reimer share many of the same philosophies about DWI Im for people having a good Many of the local events are design ed to bring tourists here to eat and but you have got to the draw the line he Because he has been serving as a prosecutor for the county in recent Prichard said there will be some cases where he will have to excuse himself because of having prior investigative han ding the cases over to district court or a visiting Since the I have disengaged myself from prosecuting procedures and have been handling mainly paperwork and administrative Prichard He said that there was a small backlog of cases to be heard and hopes to devise a system to expedite cases through the court He said the current backlog is not I believe that because of my experience the court will function I will be he N B Chamber assessment a very good year By DAVID MAY Staff Writer A revived tourist Sesquicentennial and an extended contract with the city were but a few indicators Braunfels Chamber of Commerce executive vice president Tom Purdum us ed to signify a successful year for the Folklife the Legislative Con ference and other activities led the chamber in what Purdum termed overall a very good gf our projects this year were he citing thie culmination of Sesquicentennial projects after three years of planning and program One of the major things to come of those ac tivities was the permanent organization of the MexicanAmerican Heritage a spinoil that Pwdum ealtert very group The 1986 Legislative sponsored annual ly by the was unique this year in that it was the first time all of the gubernatorial candidates the three Republican hopefuls and the incumbent Democrat met in a debate Purdum The conference was held at the Civic Center just before election That was a major debate that received statewide Purdum Another activity sponsored by the chamber was the Folklife Weekend held at the Conservation Plaza and Museum of Texas Handmade That was very It attracted a lot of visitors and that it can develop into another major Purdum also noted that the tourist industry began to recover from slumps in recent though ac tuaj figures relating to the industry wont be available for some See Page A NBHS students reported missing Two New Braunfels High School students are missing since Monday Pam and Dwayne Har attended a movie at Walnut Square Monday night about 7 Harborths younger brother sat in the front of the while Pam and Dwayne sat in the according to Pams Paul and Joyce The younger brother exited the movie theater about 9 and was picked up by a family but he reportedly told Wright that he lost sight of his brother and Pam inside the When they went to the Pam was wearing blue a purple long sleeve brown boots and a gray She is about 5 six inches tall and weighs about 140 Dwayne was wearing blue a brown gray jacket and brown cowboy boots and The pair were reported missing to New Braunfels police Pam Kruse Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the couple should call New Braunfels police at 6256872 or the Wrights at 6250394 or The Edwards Aquifer The E UWD board tries to educate the public on the need to conserve water and reduce reliance on a terminal aauifer that means life for the Hill Country By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer The Edwards Underground Water District has gone into the entertainment The water district is offering slide presenta tions to organizations in the Edwards Aquifer region for the purpose of educating the public about future water use in the Debra administrative officer for the water said the presentation has been shown to local Lions Clubs and was met with enthusiasmShe said members of the Local organization took time to answer a few questions concerning future water others polled in the local par ticipants agreed that the aquifer should not be overdrafted and agreed on the need for surface water reuse of water and water Guerra said the presentation concerning options for the future of waiter to this area has been sees by Lions clubs and other civic organizations as as neighborhood womens groups and professional a mixed variety right now of civic and professional groups that have seen the she adding that the presentation has reached a cross section of the regions We still need to hit some agricultural she Tom general manager of the water said the presentation has been ac cepted well by Weve seen quite a bit of positive perceptions or feelings coming out of he Fox added that he feels the results of the poll indicate the attitudes of the genera He said that while only a small por tion of the regions population has been poll the sampling suggests that other people in the region will agree that measures have to be taken to protect future water Guerra said the poll is not a strict representation of the people to tjbe area but it has been helpful to the waiter district and suggests that the presentation is The slide presentation is only one part of the water districts effort to educate the regions population about the danger relying too heavily on the aquifer as the areas only source of Recent recommendations made by the water districts Citizens Advisory Group are being considered by the EUWD board and the San Antonio City Comal County representatives to the advisory board are County Extension Agent Bill at torney Carter Casteel and businessman Robert The advisory board has recommended that new laws be implemented to manage the use ol surface and ground water and that the water district be put in charge of enforc ing the mew The board also recom mended that limitations be placed op water withdrawal from the aquifer and that a regional drought coAtingency plan be Fox said there is still a loftg way to go before any of the advisory boards recom mendations become a There are m policy recommendations and some questions have to be resolved as to whether the Ed wards Underground Water District and some sponsors can transfer these board policy recommendations into actual he The San Antonio City Council has authoriz ed the formation of a joint committee formed by council and water district representatives to study the Fox said other cities in the aquifer area already are involved in planning for protecting the He said each city is being informed of efforts to implement new pottcy of laws protect the water Right the city of Sao AAtonio is the largest user of water on the aqutfer and have the largest population and they have the largest legislative body in the Put He added that San Antonio oOiciajls could have a great impact OR the advisory boards   

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