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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 4, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                Unicorns sole leaders in Page 9A New Braunfels LUJ New Texas Zeitimo 3 4r Sunday January 56 Cents Four 44 Pages Stammtisch Want to be a part of something really meaningful Do you want to help inform your fellow Comal County residents of something they want to know Of you And next to high school foot there is little that is more more subject to conver sation over ye old Stammtisch in Texas than and we need eight people to help us report on that The HeraldZeitung has purchased rain eight of and we want to put them on your fence your back porch or your Heres the We need folks in and around Canyon Garden Smithson Lake Mc Queeney or Lake and areas east and west of New Braunfels to accept our gift of the rain gauge and agree to call us or be called when it rains sufficiently to register in the fiveinch Thats all there is to When weather makes the news in New Braunfels and Comal well publish the rain gauge readings by One already is although we may add more if there is a need and it works well with the first If you would like to have a HeraldZeitung rain gauge at your place and are willing to report the reading when those Texas showers dampen your heres your chance to brighten someone elses by telling them the grass was greener and maybe wetter on your side of the Call Jim Webre at 6259144 weekdays between noon and 5 to work put the Youre gonna love Have you ever wondered what happens to show animals when they reach the age of retirement an organization calling itself Chimps and Friends out of North Carolina is a nonprofit organization that wants to provide a haven for animals that have amused and served man in a business and entertainment Chimps and Friends wants to en sure that these professional animals are cared for in their golden If you would like to help or at least find out more about this interesting you can contact Nick Car rado at Box or call em at 704 847 In a related Sleep Well Fur niture store of New Braunfels is moving to new digs in the next month or so and will be making use of Spot the Spot is a trained pooch that will occasionally be on premises to help with advertising and promotion of the familyowned operated by James his wife and brotherin Spot is a neat hound and is part of a campaign developed by Creative Concepts Look for Spots appearance here in the HeraldZeitung in Sleep Wells and watch for the opportunity to see and meet Spot at the new H he looks its cause he not OBrien is a veteran of television and screen having acted for commercials and a television pilot We have five dogs at our said and when the idea of a dog helping with our move came we couldnt Neither could The drainage committee for New Braunfels will be meeting soon in a public forum situation that will ad dress what exactly the committee ants from the City Council in the way of authorization for a complete hydrology study for the This very good group has worked hard and has a lot of interesting ideas about how to help the Details IheMeny 9lli CROSS WQRP 1A NB police face growing pains By DAVID MAY Staff Writer As a child growing cops and robbers was an innocent game played with good guys and bad guys shooting each other with imaginary In real life it is a serious game of life and a game that New Braunfels police may begin to lose if needed funds and finances are not Serious crimes were up in 1986 and the city continues to Mean the police department remains shortstaffed and something Police Chief Burney Boeck says can be dangerous to the safety of the public and the police force in Boeck said that workload formulas reveal the force is understaffed by 10 Hoping to add five patrolmen last year and after requesting the department received City budget shortfalls and budget amend ments have put the entering his fourteenth year at the local well short of a fiveyear He add ed that the departments inhouse computer is in dire need of updating as well but that the needed funds are not available to the department at the City council approved some million for the department in However after amending the total ci ty the police forces monies were trimmed to Not only were the hiring of patrolmen not put patrols for the parks and low water crossings were also financially Boeck said in light of the departments drawbacks in there were several bright stars during the year and said that he with the cooperation of the community and its to establish a local crime The chief has even written a manual on implementing such a task force to help the city and the force fight rising The positives for the department the past year were the formations of several neighborhood watch pro initiation of the Crime Stop pers program and the personal car Crime effective in many communities around the country ac cording to the is a privately funded program designed to pay for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person committing a The New Braunfels pro which kicked off in has yet to make such a pay The personal car program was another positive for the department Boeck Patrolmen are allowed under the program to take their cruisers home with them to giv ing the force a highly more visible picture in the the chief The department currently employs 24 patrol officers and five The officers work tenhour shifts but because of sick leaves and inservice training they are routinely asked to work overtime or double Boeck said that because of manpower officers sometimes are required to answer family violence cases and bar disturbances by themselves and without This is very dangerous for the officers and the public in he He said that when considering a tight budget and payment of over time the department gets put between a rock and a hard You dont want to be penny wise and pound he He added that when considering the safety of the public and the it makes a lot more sense to pay the few dollars of overtime than pay for hospital costs and The department still has a very good response time to priority the chief adding the average is three to four minutes arrival When multiple calls are received at the they are answered according to the priority of the com plaint so some calls do take longer than the average before an officer ar Our response time is though each year it gets a little more away from If we want to maintain this average we are going to need some additional Boeck He described New Braunfels as a small town with big town He said crime in this interstate com munity is up for several reasons The town is there are more people passing through here and a bad economy leads to more he said from behind his desk Friday bandits in Mexico are discovering that they can come to Texas and commit crimes where there is a more prosperous market and lenient criminal justice he adding that New Braunfels is seeing an increase in that kind of In preparing for his departments budget request for the coming Boeck said he will again ask for addi tional patrolmen and money to up date the inhouse computer which Boeck called a hindrance to obtaining criminal information and vital City Manager Joe Michie said that one of the problems City Council will See pageZA 2A OPINIONS SPORTS MIA WEATHER Bock concedes race Bennie Bock is going back to his private law practice in New Braunfels and is giving up the in vestigation of alleged election ir regularities in the November state senate Bock is con ceding his loss to Democrat Judith Zaffirini for the District 21 state senate I recognize that Judith Zaf firini will be the state senator for the district and I hope she will represent the area Bock Recount of the votes in the district was completed before The results of the re count did not change the election although it did change the he The results of the recount served only to widen Zafftrtnis narrow margin of vic from his New Braunfels office said he intends to write 9 book about about what went m and who promised what and djlctat The Republican attorney and former state representative said he is somewhat bitter about the outcome of and he said that while he will not rule out any subsequent run for public the future wW be con cerned With paying oil Us cam paign debit and continuing bis law which was interrupted by his fulltime campaign for the state Election day results gave Bock an early lead but the final boxes from Starr and Zapata were turned in late and gave Zaffirini the The original results gave Zaffirini percent of the After the that lead expanded to Bock raised the required to pay for the He said he has found that aliens were allowed to register and vote in the election and that individuals not registered were allowed to He said that at least one polling place was moved without a violation of the Federal Voting Rights Some individuals were when they arrived to that they had voted he The Texas Election Code and the Texas Constitution provide that a contest for the senate be held to the he Bock added that over the years a strict burden of proof has developed to invalidate an elec tion and call for another one based on a shown potential for a dif ferent See New Braunfels events 1986 Looking over the last there some high points and some low This was the year that New Braunfels joined the state in economic And this was the year local high school students made us New Braunfels Utilities squared off against the New Braunfels City Council and some adventurous children got a new school at Memorial Primary Memorial opened its doors 14 to 24 classrooms of New Braunfels Independent School District Superintendent Charles Bradberry said recently that the school already has reached Comal Independent School District settled a three year legal battle with a former employee July When it was all CISD was out for back The New Braunfels City Council voted July 14 to award the Comal Appraisal District a special use permit to build new offices on The attempt by the CAD to move out of their current offices and into a new building was met with they re main in their old cramped New Braunfels Utilties got its first electrical rate hike since 1974 on July The rate increase was based on cost of The struggle to get a little extra money started in Needless to a lot of folks didnt want the rate The GuadalupeBlanco River Authority won approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on 4 to a hydroelectric generating plant at Canyon The river authority had been waiting more than three years for the license to After struggling with billboard issue for more than a the billboard ordinance committee was abolished City council members decided that the ordinance drafted by the committee needed complete The city council faced a serious budget crunch in September because of decreased revenue from city sales Officials began chopping away at the city budget and an increase in local taxes seemed The council got its first look at the new more than on The police department suffered the largest budget losing Local school teachers gathered on the patio of Bavarian Village March 10 to discuss the the statemandated literacity test for Most of the educators felt the test was an insult to their Hydro G BRA files motion objecting to release provisions By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer The GuadalupeBlanco River Authority has filed a motion with a federal agency objecting to a re quirement that a continual stream of water be released from Canyon The provision was part of a license granted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission allowing construction of a hydroelectric generating plant at the base of the David GBRAs planning said Friday that the re quirement to release a coAtinual flow from the lake could ttupistteP be water supply for the people of Cen tral Texas by decreasing the amount of water in the The reservoir was constructed to ensure that water will be available during severe be and the provision included in the license is contrary to that An official of the Fish and Wildlife Department said the recojn   

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