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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 8, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                410 M053 EMPIRE MICROFILM CO 278 BOX S16423 TX 75381 Bracken EMS Page 3 Scrapbook Page 6 Fishing Page 9 New Braunfels JJJL New Texas Zcituno Thursday January 25 Cents 6 One 14 Pages Stammtisch IT We have one rain gauge left to so were hoping to do that before it The joke has been that now that we have some 12 gauges in place and agreements to report rainfall we will go into a Fran Haecker on the southside of Canyon Lake already had a gauge but we gave her another one After a couple of calls to try and locate her absolutely beautiful home overlooking the shore beneath Ca nyon Lake Forest our semilost representative I didnt know whether you were going to show up wearing a white carnation or driving a red said One neat Tom executive vice president for New Braunfels Chamber of wrote us to say his wife has moved his belong ings into his dogs house cause we didnt make it clear that Folklife a Sesquicentennial activi was cosponsored by the Heritage Society and NBs Conservation Socie ty at the Museum of Texas Hand made Gawd knows we wouldnt want to be remiss in making that We have some flea powder available from Francis Bridges should you require By the during a visit to the MTHF a week or two one of our staff had the pleasure of meeting Frederic the widow of the late former publisher and editor of the Oheim said she enjoys reading Drought or no that made our The Menu Drainage panel proposes policy LESLIE Ptwtographtr Smithson Valleys team practices on the tire hurdles during offseason drills Smithson Valley athletes strive for Winning Edge By TIM WAITS Staff Writer The building of a winning high school football program does not begin that first Friday night in That night starts only the culmination of a years worth of ef Smithson Valley has had little foot ball success in its decadelong ex But the building of a winning program is at long last under The Rangers were wlnless in 10 games last after moving up one with a brand new coaching regime but with a minimum of Following the final game of the the Ranger underclassmen took a couple of weeks off before beginning to prepare for the 1987 season on December Athletic Director Joe Matulich has four criteria for his Rangers to meet in the next few I want us to be and he with the help of his put together a booklet en titled The Winning which is about equivalent in size to most high school football The booklet is a detailed outline of off season drills for prospective football See Page 8 By JIM WEBRE Staff Writer New Braunfels Drainage Commit tee Wednesday approved a proposed site development drainage policy and will go before the city council Thurs day to present a scope of services that is the outline for a complete watershed management City Engineer Bill Dobrowolski said he hopes to receive council ap proval of the scope of services at Monday nights council meeting and mail out requests for engineering firm proposals by the end of next The committee Wednesday nominated two men to fill vacancies on the which is mandated to recommend drainage control policies and methods to the council Subject to council the nominees are Maurice Fischer and Shep Since Long works for an engineering firm that might submit a proposal for the engineering Long said he may not be able to serve in any The proposed policy for site development drainage control in cludes the supposition that a com plete watershed management plan will be used as a basis for growth planning such that development does not adversely affect downstream residences and Simply a drainage plan that is administered by the citys engineering department would require that certain types of construction and drainage controls be in place or be able to be put in place before permission to build is granted by the Similar controls are included in an interim drainage control ordinance due to expire in If approved by the the ci tys policy on drainage control would Analysis Gene Rutherford and Perry Wingfield assume that water runoff from previously undeveloped property is inevitable and ongoing planning for and controlling drainage within the city and its twomile extra territorial jurisdiction is a dynamic process that will be administered by a drainage board of adjustment and The board is intended to ensure that developers and builders are not unduly restricted in their exercise of free Developer fees charged under provi sions of the existing interim or dinance are what will pay for the engineering study proposed by the augmented by city con tributions already The city engineers office is available to review such drainage See Page2 Smith goes to Washington Freshman Congressman from Texas backs budget By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Lamar Smith took the oath of office as a representative earlier this week just in time to begin work as a supporter of Presi dent Reagans proposed Smith praised the president for submit ting a budget that does not increase taxes and said the budget reflects Reagans serious efforts to balance the which is roughly billion in the I think its good that the president sub mitted a budget that does not require any new Smith said during an Interview Tuesday following his swearing in ceremony as representative of the 21st Con gressional Smiths district includes New Braunfels and much of South The budget itself is continuing in the direction of reaching a balanced which I think is an absolute a replaces Tom Loeffler in the Loeffler did not seek reelection but gave up his seat in an unsuccessful bid for the governors Smith topped his Democratic Pete by a sizable margin in the November Its exciting to get on with the job and start serving the people of the 21st Smith He added that he has already met a number of times with Jim Speaker of the He and I are both looking forward to working Im not saying that Im going to vote his way all the he said about the Texas I think Tip ONeill and Jim Wright both have about the same voting but I think since Wrights from I can work with him a little better for the benefit of the 21st Smith said that so he has only receiv ed a general overview of the presidents but will be studying it In detail in coming Some of the budget will have to be he but many good parts will He said he expect the the first to top to be received well by the I think the public will realize that the president is continuing to try to reduce the he He added that the three percent increase in defense spending is less than the president but he thinks it is Smith said he is not happy about the cut to public education included in the but feels they are Education cuts are always going to he adding that spending for education has increased substantially since the Reagan administra tion came into His office has com pleted a study based on figures from the Federal Office of Mangement and The study shows under the Reagan ad spending for the Pell Grant program has increased 42 percent in and spending for the Guaranteed Student Loan program has increased 105 Those amounts were not adjusted for The president obviously is trying to make education a Smith Im I know the cut are going to He added that he hopes the cuts to education can be reinstated at a later Smith said he is continuing his support of the Contras in The problem isnt he adding that he does not think there is any other reasonable means of influencing the Sandanista govern ment of Nicaragua than through the Con The problem is still Soviet expansionism in Central he we hope for better for in as in El Reagan has reported that the government of El Salvador is improving its poor record on human rights Smith said the United States can not ig nore that Nicaragua is a Sovietbacked We cant forget that Nicaragua is closer to Texas than Texas is to The new Con gressman said the idea of sending troops into the region is highly Thats not something thats even being he Michie maintains bright outlook By DAVID MAY Staff Writer As the citys budget preparations begin to hit full a number of key issues are going to have to be analyzed and some unpopular deci sions made The year 1986 will go on record as a unique and difficult year in New Braunfels in light of revenue short falls and city departmental City Manager Joe Michie hopes that by streamlining pity operations and increasing certain revenue as well as maintaining a bright outlook into the new New Braunfels will gradually climb out of its current economic We were really fortunate last the top city administrator said from Ws office Wednesday after 1986 could have been Though there were they were not he Michie said that he hopes increas ed economic development and positive attitudes wUi help make 1987 a better Bad times and stoops feed m We need to ourselves this Bad times and slumps feed on We need to talk ourselves out of this gloom and City Manager Joe Michie the city through another Michie said that department heads are being asked to limit their budgets to the I dont see any new or different activities this We are going to try to maintain end staff what we Michie said In reference to W87s no frills budget He said he is also reviewing the possibili ty of contracting for some municipal I am going to look for more coun There are going to be more Gojjls and proposals laid out by the aogpjjnistrator tor the coming year ire designed to money and get need to xoajfee fire anjj basic be mut have their budget requests in by sjiJ Uaat be hopes that the totaJ city budget will be in ordinance form by Mayor We know its going to be tough and We are going to have to learn to do more with he The manager said he wants to cut government excess and waste across the board as a means of saving the ci ty He pointed to employee layoffs as a but said he hopes that will be a last with council would like to explore the feasibility of getting the city out of the sanitation and golf course managment business as a way to save money and create He said many cities in the state and this area lease those ser vices to privtae who in turn pay a fee for those The private firms then assume all respon sibilities and liabilities for those ser vices Michie pointed to the sanitation which he said needs four garbage trucks to replace wornout He said two are needed im mediately at a cost of per Another advantage to a private firm he is that a private investor has more money and resources to make needed capital Im the golf course We know its going to be tough and We are going to have to learn to do more with City Manager Joe Michie Other ways of increasing local revenues will have to come in the form of either increased governmen tal transfers from the higher property taxes or the use of more user fees to recover costs of operating pity Property taxes in New set at 28 cents per SiOfl br ing in approximately million an nually to city Mlchte pointed out thai the police departments budget is fU while the ftre departments is According to a list published by the Texas Municipal all with populations pi New has the   

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