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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 9, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels New Texas Two 28 IdZeituno i 69 April 25 Cents SB 702 a river of misunderstanding Some river outfitters support legislation that would protect Texas others are adamant that the measure would adversely affect property and riparian rights Its National Library and Ditilinger is a fine In case vou havent been The theme of his week is Take Time to DiUlinger is taking a reader poll to ask what are oiks favorite books Results will be forwarded to the American Library Association to be included in a national The Alamo Tournament of Bands takes place April 16 through We have two tickets each for field show competition performances at p m on the 16th in Edgewood Stadium in San Antonio and the Awards Concert beginning at 7 April 18 in Laurie Auditorium High School bands from New Mexico as well as the Lone Star State will par ticipate field and parade competitions abound High school musicians at their best If you would like to have these call the Editorial Department at 625 By JtMWEBRE and SARAH DUKE Staff Writers Pending legislation at the Texas Capitol has local landowners and river outfitters Landwners are afraid they could lose their pro perty rights and at least one outfitter fears the bill could force her to fund projects across the The source of the controversy is Senate Bill which supporters say is intended to protect portions of the Guadalupe River in Comal Coun ty and portions of other Texas Under the provisions of the the Guadalupe River from Canyon Dam to Cypress Bend Park would be designated a recreational With that landowners on the river would be prohibited from doing certain things which would alter the On the other the bill would charge the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department with protec reclaiming and enhancing the wilderness scenic recrea tional and historical values and ecological regimens of the The only thing this bill does basically is limit what outside forces can do to the river It has nothing to do with land along the said Alicia research director for the Senate Natural Resources The if would prohibit channeliza channel realignment and reser voir John director of the GuadalupeBlanco River said those restrictions could damage the potential for development not only the Guadaulupe River in Comal but also the San Marcos River In Guadalupe and Gon zales That river would also be designated a recreational river under the provi sions of the Betty owner of Texas Canoe op poses the bill on the grounds it would take funds from local river outfitters and use those funds to protect rivers in other portions of the we would have the burden of fun ding a stale program without any guarantee of the money coming she The bill would require outfitters to pay a annual fee for inner tubes used on the river and for rafts and The proposed legislation designates that money go to a special Texas Rivers Conserva tion which Walls calls a slush The outfitter said the other areas designated protected rivers in the bill have potential for recreational but have not been used as recreational The bill seeks to protect a portion of the Guadalupe River in Kendall and Comal counties from Interstate 20 at Comfort to the entrance of Rebecca The bill also designates por tions of the Brazos and Colorado rivers as protected Im not opposed to saving our rivers in the My opposition to this bill is the funding of the Walls She submitted written testimony to the Senate Natural Resources Committee and said that testimony implies that See Page 2A It is also the Week of the Young Child and area day care centers are offering a variety of neat activities in observance Members of Comal Counts Council of Childhood Educators whewt include Cross Lutheran Pre Nances Day Care Shady Creek Child Development First Methodist Mursery St Haul Lutheran St Johns Day School Sis Peter and Paul Early Development First Protes tant Maggie s Garden or Children New Braunfels Chris tian Hansel and Gretel Day Rainbow Da Kare Bear Land Happy Days Day Care and Kid 1uwer Comal County Senior Center wood carters class is from to 3 to p m dominoes are from I to p m while games and lunch goes on next Mondav from y a m to 4 p m Transportation twlp or seniors can IKarrangiil l calling 6291161 or tijy Iliumcan or home meals can bt lound out about bs calling 625 IHX The nuln lion site Inthib is at Cuma Coun ty Fairgrounds Tincomposite drawing atxmis a likeness ol a male age earl 2us who rubbed the Whalahurgrr on 111 is Ust werk Tinsuspect is a light skinned black man with Caucasian features Ikwore ulluw gluus and indicated he vsas armed wiiii a gun during the rubber He wore a blue baseliall cap with Itllfrmg If uu recojjime this man call New Braunltls Police Department and ask or criminal investigation the ww Qwfc wW fee smiling on us for the few days with to partly ctoMly skies and LemperaAujres n upper TOs thru Fit day ajid into Saturday before el a system ap Tonight wUl be lair mi aot so poo with lows mliie CRG55WOBO 64 On the Thank goodness the recent cold weather didnt damage this years crop of Texas Bluebonnets and people have something to look at besides wilted tomato plants The state flowers are out en masse again as they are every year and signal the beginning of that wonderful spr ingtime weather which by the way is expected to stick around lor another couple of days at iPhoto by Deryl Clark Defendant Stratemann omitted in consolidation of Henryscivil lawsuits By DANAOVERSTREET Staff Writer Former New Braunfels Mayor Skip Stratemann has been omitted from a lawsuit against New Braunfels City current and former council members and others Stratemann is at a dental school this but his wife Shere said this morning that the former council member talked to his attorney John Chunm last night and told him if he wanted to talk to the press it was but that he had no comment on the A San Antonio district judge on March 30 ordered that two filed in 1984 and 1986 by the Henry family against the city and be consolidated into one suit to be heard at some unselected future The lawsuits charge the city with conspiring to put the Henry which owns Schlitterbahn water amuse See Page2A Comal County unemployment down to 6 percent in February Robinett join NBISDtrustees The New Braunfels ISD board of trustees now has two new faces as Dick Kobmett and Jackie Schneider took their oaths of office this week Saying they were proud of the strides taken by the board in recent former trustees Garland Lloyd and Kudy Keimer bid farewell to the board former District 3 said he was confident the board was in good hands The trustee served on the school board for nine years and did not seek reelection in Saturdays election have a schooJ system and ad ministration that we are all very pro ud of and 1 have no problem leav he said Robinett was unoppos ed in his bid to replace Lloyd on the board former District 5 congratulated the new saying he thinks voters made their wishes lost to Scfenelder w his bid serve on this board and serve the youth of the community he said Reimer joined the school board in 1974 He said he is proud of the fact that teachers salaries rose to a reasonable size while he was on the board The former trustee said one of the things he is most proud of is the renovation of the old New Braunfels High School on Mill Street The 1913 building was left abandoned tor years until a group of citizens raised funds beyond those allocated by a bond sale to renovate the building The old high school now is the MB1SD Education which houses ad ministraiive offices 1 think this building is a tribute to people of the past ajid the people of this community he said IB unanimous actionthe new school boajtj reflected Bob seU as bftajrd Seljf been on the board IQ years and vas first elected board president i the most gratifying ye4oflfi tor Uje 13 is By DAVIDMAY Staff Writer Unemployment rates in Comal County dropped slightly in February to a rate of 6 percent and an official with the state employment commis sion projects that rate to maintain through the summer Out of a total county civilian labor force of slightly more than were jobless in February In January statistics ed a labor force in the county of with unemployed a jobless rate of 6 5 percent L nadjusted figures for March show the states jobless index at K2 per cent a 1 percent drop from The labor force in Comal Count as of February had grown by 1 467 per sons m the previous with 253 more people unemployed ior a jobless rate increase of seventh tenths of a percent A Texas Employment Commission spokesman said he projects the coun tys unemployment rale men uilh the coming of summer employment will remain about 6 percent through the summer Around here with the tourist season jobs pick up and the rakj goes down but with students out ul school and applying tor work it kind of balances said Charley Taylor If we had to make projections the rate will probably remain about the same Taylor adding that it appears employers in New Braunfels are hiring at present and that more people are returning to work Chamber of Commerce executive vicepresident Tom Purdum said the area has not been hit as severely as others in the slate with layoffs and unemployment Weve been real fortunate Purdum said We have remained diversified enough when some categories have been others have not Purdum said the chamber main tains an optimistic outlook that cer tain new businesses will be coming on hne in New Braujnfels soon There are some developments in the wings that should come about in the near he stated One is the anticipated construction of an stateoithe art lood processing plant to be built on 306 adjacent to the Colemajn Company The plant is expected to employ about 175 people in its first year Constjuctiop of the Wormvk Com ass been delayed a year on thg plaAt will microwave food pro ducts The company also has a government contract to manufacture readytoeat meals for the Purdum said he spoke recently with officials at the companys McAllen facility and they attributed construction delays solely they are not ready to go with the plants construction here He could not speculate further Several attempts the past two Gettin high weeks to contact William ex ecutive vicepresident of have been Purdum indicated during an economic development committee meeting earlier this week fhat in dustrial prospects for the community are Chamber officials make a practice of keeping inquiries about industrial and commercial development in confidence Scott exhibits Wg Jprm at poJe vaulting it Migh School athletic complex Three Cougar vaglters are in the ryn ning for state honors See Tim Waits story on
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