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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 26, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Braunfels New Texas Sunday Four 44 Pages 50 Cents SMmmtisch Screeching halt New Berlin Volunteer Fire depart ment will host Its loth Annual Chill Cookoff beginning today at 10 at New Berlin Community weight guessing all kinds of neat New Berlin is located at FM 2538 and FM 775 In Guadalupe Take Interstate 10 from San Antonio towards lake FM Hate Road exit and go eight miles east on FM From New go to take 110 and follow the previous Youre Comal County Good Sam Chapter Canyon Sams would like to invite recreational vehicle owners to join their Rallies are every third weekend of each For more call 6252088 or The Project Graduation commit tees at New Braunfels and Smlthson Valley high schools wish to thank evenone who has con tributed to their With in the local high school seniors are well on their way to reaching their goal of to be divided among the senior classes and used to make graduation night a memorable experience Too high school graduation nights turn into tragedy as the combination of drinking and driving takes or ruins Project Graduation is dedicated to keeping the celebration sane and a lot of fun St Johns Episcopal Oakwood Baptist Tree of Life St Paul Lutheran Church and Ihe Protestant United Church of Christ have donated money to help students buy Tshirls The shirts will be passed out to the first 175 students who buy tickets to Project Graduation parties Several local businesses have demoted either cash to help fund the project or prizes to be given out to students attending the events Trans Star Airlines has donated six round trip two for each high to anywhere Trans Star flies The following businesses and organizations along with many more have contributed to tlie events Canyon Lake Bank a savings Coldwell Tillrnan New Braunfels Auto Dealers Association TXI the GermanAmerican Comal County Medical Society New Braunfels Kvemng Lions Club Wurstfest Travelers Gregory The students are still working on their gradution project and would be happy to take any more donations If you want lo go lo France this summer but cant make it you can bring France to ou In being a host family lo a French teenager Fil teen French students will vtsit the San Antonio area in July lo learn about American life in the First Step program Brenda Jackson is local coordinator tor the pro We want families who can make the experience as normal as possi ble The teenagers want to see how it is to be in an American family Jackson said The coordinator said a family w ill be responsible for the students ood and housing during July Families will be able to participate in two field trips sponsored by Kelais See Page 12A I There s reliel in sight from Saturdays boiled turnip weather Today will be partly cloudy with a high of about tu and southeast at 5 ID mph But the weather man said its going to get better Tonight will be air with a low of 55 Monday will be mostly sunny and hot w ith temperatures reaching near No ram is in the forecast for the rest of the week with highs m the 80s and lows in the 60s Thf Two drivers escaped serious injury when they hit head on Saturday afternoon at Loop 337 and New Braunfels EMS treated Donna of4U Old Bear Creek Road at the Michael of 920 Moonglow was driving a 19864 Chevrolet Blazer when his vehicle struck Hills 1985 Chevrolet New Braunfels Police Department officials did not issue citations to either Tilly was driving north on 337 when he turned west onto Hill was traveling south on 337 Guadalupe County prison official comment on impact on local communities By JOHN KASTNER Correspondent Guadalupe County Melvin llarborth who has seen better times in a county that has all but doubled in census crime and murder not to mention jail conditions has out strongly against a report this week thai would send in mates honusoon after the ate sentenced The report is a joint edurl con dueled by a state prison manage ment system Harborth and counts law oflicials have expressed dismay about new proceduies the resulted in Guadalupe Counts being notified ihis week that 1H inmates associated with this area will soon btome eligible tor parole even though several of them were sentenced as recentl as last month Prisoners are becoming eligible tor parole more quickly today under enate Bill which ides lor the crediting di additional amounts good conduct lime lo non violent oi Irom spec me crime categories allowing them In be i on sidered loi parole and iHease eat her than would IKpossible undii normal ptoceduiex lielore enactment oi the bill piisoneis became eligible lot parole alter sen ing one third oi their sentence IUHK vundutl uiuld then Uadded on lop ol this to certain categories of offenders to credit a prisoner or having serxed more time than actually was assess ed Hie new law allows the release of prisoners even more rapidly in order to keep the prison populations at or under court mandated els It s disgusting to see how last these people are getting out ol the penitentiary and the general public doesnt know about that Harljorlh said As an the sheriff said that one man sentenced in February to a three sear term on a then charge will he eligible lor parole in June so we sent him February ol this sear on a three sear sentence and he s coming out on parole Harborth said other man sentenced in June to eight years lot ol heroin win be eligible Ihis June do we go through the court ssstem Harboilh asked Although the ol lenders being released are the nonviolent type Harboith said mans will return to old Iriends and neighborhoods where the mas again become involved in crime Siime oi them are going to be suspects in new burglaries again he said Ihe earls leleases are dlscouiag llig In lass oil iv els he said It s making them leei that they weren 1 rewarded lor what Ihev did Aquifer directors ponder SA politics as growth debated Ihe general manager ol the Fd wards I nderground lislnct said Friday he and his stall plan to oiler information to the San Antonio City Council as U decides on whether building should be permitted os er the aquifers recharge area that city s north side 1 doubt U we would take a stand on a moratorium said adding that the district preters not lo become involved with Ihe political process w ithm San Antonio The city council decided Thursday not to extend a moratorium on issu ing building permits for projects planned over the sensitive recharge area Developers who artplanning a major mall on San Antonio s north side voluntarily decided to withhold their requests for building Fox said lie said a meeting between city of ficials and developers is set for May 18 At thiil tune Ihe district will pre sent information about the recharge process which replenishes the aquifer See related Page 5A Anlonio community lions have expressed concern thai development ol the planned acre mall anu business center would damage the city s sole source ol water Ihe aquifer also supplies water o New lirauniels and ihe Com at Springs which create the Coma Kiver WU directors have reached a compromise over definition ol what constitutes a drought and sy over representation on Ihe board Stale officials recently told the board that a compromise that would have added Bexax County representation and defined how participating coun ties may withdraw from the aquifer administrations membership was inappropriate ElWP is urging passage of legisla lion thai provide the basis for later promulgation oi enforcement responsibilities of the district because the guy s hack s0 soon he said Tax motley is on procpssmy prisoners a ounty level when they arc and as well as when ihose are indigent go to trial Harborth said Another concern is that witnesses who testily a deletldalil A ho Is eons K led sentenced and then released shortly therealter will have to possibly lace the tons U t again alter onls a short link See PRISONS Page 2A Picnic Friday begins Senior Citizens Month Persons tin and older Fnday will gather at Landa park space i lot the annual pniKwhich kicks Senioi Month each Mas seniors are ins Ited The ailair i scheduled lor in a in to p allowing lime In he park S illl lend aid las table F very one wnl hase an s to cllalUeon the applique quilt to be given awas m May J at the i enii I SllIIK caps like the one recent Iv presented toiiov Hill ieihenl also will be available MIIIK i the acronym meaning enii In dependent Person Powei Insolsed Fa i ned hearts noon meal prepared and delivered by the Aging Seguin will be seised a about a m or noon Payment will be by donation i umai County Coonlniaiui Lamia luiss ald meals I it ordered lor the day The eguin prepaied luod i ed Monday through Friday to ap proximateiy loo seniors through tin Flderls Nutrition Mte and alwavs can be counted on to be good and plentiful Transportation to the picnu is very limited and must be reserved lor those who hase no other means Kequesls for transportation will be accepted at the Senior Citizens Cenlei tJy Ubl until noun Thurs day to prov ide li aiispor tat ion are welcome to Hoss at the same number In case ol rain activities will be moved to the new Arts and Craits Building at the Comal County Fairgrounds w ith no change in schedule Persons 6u or older who would like to share a pleasant time with Iheir contemporaries should come to Landa Park space U on Friday at lu a m or thereabouts Hoss em phasued that age is the only eligibility requirement suggesting that iavonle table games be brought along il desired Outfitter fees before council By DAVID MAY Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council will meet in regular session Monday night to consider the second reading of an ordinance drafted by councils parks advisory committeethal would bring in revenues from river outfit ters using Cypress Bend Park as a river The council also will con sider a request from the Landa Park Golf Course Advisory Board to discontinue consideration of privatization of the municipal The session gets under way at at the meeting room of New Braunfels Council will first meet in regular session beginning at 5 to discuss the proposed sale or lease of the city county landfill by the Comal County Solid Waste Control Board and then again at to discuss pending litigation against the city by Bad The second reading of the or dinance aimed at providing monies for the upkeep and future im provements at Cypress Bend Park in an effort to offset burdens placed on the public facility by river outfitters was tabled by council at Us April 13 meeting It was then disclosed that conces sionaires had offered the city some in voluntary gifts in exchange for councils termination of the pro posed The Parks and Recreation Ad visory Board was asked by council some 18 months ago 10 draft a docu ment that would derive revenues from some type of user The board targeted river outfitters so as not to further tax local residents and because outfitters use the river and the park in a profitable venture essentially cost free Using what the advisory commit tee has called conservative they expect the fee charged outfitters of 75cents per person shuttled from the park could generate as much as the first year or It will cost the city about to collect those mostly in the form of staffing the facility on weekends with park rangers who would monitor concessionaire patrons ex iting the river there and in provide some form of law en forcement for other park Under provisions of the the city will bill river outfitters week ly for their patrons The two major concessionaires utilizing the Rocking R River Rides and GuadALoop have said they would lease private proper ty for their river exit should council adopt the recommendations See Page 2A Temporary storage for old fire vehicles Members of New Braunfels Volunteer Fire Department hope they have solved the problem of temporarily storing three antique fire trucks formerly housed at the former Union substa tion The building was sold b the city late last year to McKenna Memorial Hospital for its ap praised value of The building was a fire department substation and was used by volunteer firefighters as a meeting and training facility President of the volunteer group Johnny said he was notified on Monday this week thai the three fire trucks housed there a Kio pumper a America La France ladder truck and a Ford pumper ol which only the latter could be put into ser sice in an emergency would have to be moved by after noon Oberkampf said he did not want u publicue the quarters of the trucks though he confirmed thai last minute ar rangemeiils had been made tu store the trucks Once the new Central Fire Sta tion and County Line Road Substation have been he the trucks will be moved to their new permanent homes Oberkampf said the 16 to 17 active volunteers will continue to back up the fire department and will meet at the old Central Fire Station to con duct their business He also said there was a need for about Id more volunteers to join We need to have about 28 to M active Oberkampf said But you should apply only if you have the time to devote to being a volunteer firefighter he Oberkampf has been a volunteer for more than nine y years Prospective volunteers would be required to attend pass tests and train for about six months before actually going into Ihe field in nghi a Thuse interested r becoming a solunteet may ne ad mHitsrails iuiiu es oi IHfire lepdrtment or ubtrKainpi at t25 17KJ Commissioners okay communications club contract with county A contract with the Kmei genes Communications Club was renewed by Comal County Commissioners Thursday Commissioners also approved the sale and transier ot right of way on FM f after unraveling a complicated land transaction over Hu years ago In approving the contract renewal with the communications group commissioners praised the club for the service and assistance it provide during accidents and emergencies in the county generally around Canyon Lake The club most members ol which haxe emergency medical naming assist with traffic control at ihe gate house on Kiser Hoad assist motorists injured in accidents and work voluntarily along v anous points of the GuaclaJupe and Coma Rivers where problems are must likely to vx cur during heavy recreational use Commissioners unanimously ap proved the one year contract renewal Also approved was the sale and transier of 1 7 acres of abandoned and surplus right olwav on FM 32 at Old Cranes Mill Road to adjoining pi J Mue contingent initiating a t arch Couny 1 saii Ihe county Ihe properly iasl whit was deemed to be surplus The pro perty in appraised at Commissioners authorised the sale at the appiaised value plus the i 1 appraisal lee tu Molte Multe will also be required to for all title aiio closing costs the general warranty deed search deem the land is owned bv the coun ly According tu Moitc who said he had performed a preliminary UUe a deed uates back lo the lale but a gentlemen s agreement then allowed ihe property lo change hands w ithout proper deeds being fil ed with the county Precinct 4 Commissioner Clyde Jacobs said he believed former Uov Dolph Bnscoe conveyed the property to the county in 1947 Jacobs moved for approval of the transier con tingent on the deed search and vas seconded by Precinct 2 Coronas sioner Neil Craignnle Ti we don t own it the deal is off Clark said   

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