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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 19, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                Stagestruck animalsSunday in the HeraldZeitung ew Braunfels Mew Texas One Pages Zeitimo 120 Friday June 25 Cents Stammtisch There has a slight change in Movies In The Park series Sfpponsorcd by the Parks and Recrea ffiion Tonights showing still be Song of the but you want to see youll now jpjiave to go to the Landa Park pool This premiere showing in the Slfieries will begin at approximately The admission price is adults and 50 cents for children 12 and Senior Lots of good stuff going on this reekend in and around New Holy Family Church will hold its Bazaar Saturday and on the church The Wun starts at 5 Saturday and in ijjiludes Mexican food oink and an open air Saturdays plan of fraction features a Queen Coronation SfDance beginning at with by the Texana New Braunfels Mayor Erben is of ceremonies with help Mayor Pro Tern Ramon Chapa Now can you picture George boogying around a hat dancers will trip the light from to You tJnave 30 minutes to catch your Breath whereupon the Mariachi will play from 7 to 8 loves mariachi bands until recently he thought a fgmariachi was some kind of cactus juice The event is sponsored by Miller Lite Less filling tastes great Dont Sunday will see more mariachi jjand Folklorico Infantil Ballet can you ever get and an auction from 6 to 7 Rosy y Los Muchachos will from 7 to 8 And there will Spe an assortment of food Check it Juneteenth celebration kicks off iat 10 in Ernest Eikel It be a time to get physical with sorts of athletic in Deluding horseshoes and Darts Is about as physical as but you get the Also good food for people who dont what a diet A dance and queen coronation will take beginning at 8 in Knights pf Colombus Tickets to the and coronation are at the Karate for Kids will meet at ulverde Middle School beginning i and kicking through August 5 9 to 10 each Karate or Adults will be in the same loca 10 to 11 Tom Balmos is in Summer Library Story Time meets at Bulverde Elementary through July 29 from 10 For more information rftbout this and other offerings of the Education call fjjJancy Poe at It looks good for the but as a it will bf be sun ny with high in the mid 90s this afternoon and southeast winds at abput 10 Partly clpudy skies are forecast for Saturday with a 30 percent chancy pf some Lews with soaring back up into the winds will it W mjpft ipnighjt and mpb Saturday 15 ft f breed Ernie Mendez is probably looking r some so if you see him pelp him Ernie is tail twister New Braunfels Noon Ltons jt is his job to get the meeting off to good After his usual Hello he asked if there any macho men at the v J4 See Page This onetime fullservice Gulf Oil station at Interstate 35 and Texas 46 is coming Fullservice gas stations are a vanishing breed across the nation and Braunfels is no Photographer Deryl Clark plan a pictorial essay on stations like these coming soon in the HeraldZeituhg v Injured workman dies colleague satisfactory GBRA fights hydro permit claims damage to Canyon Lake is possible One of two construction workers in jured Wednesday in an accident at the new Smithson Valley High School died last Gregory was pro nounced dead by doctors at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio around 6 of sustained head injuries when he and another Keith of San fell some 20 feet and were buried under more than a ton of steel Schoolcraft was reported to still be in satisfactory condition this morn ing at McKenna Memorial Investigations were still under way today at the school construction site located on Smithson Valley Road off Texas 46 in western Comal According to one the men were standing on a steel beam when a crane hoisting beams to the men apparently struck the beam on which they were knocking them to the ground and sending five 500 pound beams on top of who was transported to the army hospital from the scene by a MAST had been reported brain dead shortly after ar Schoolcraft was listed as hav ing sustained back Both worked for a steel welding and fabrication With 198788 in city plans for 198889 eyPAVIDMAY Staff Writer Now that the difficult process of balancing a budget that saw public safety personnel additions and rising administration costs force a 26 per cent property tax hike and some per sonnel City Manager Joe Mjghie said he is ready to plan for the 198889 A grant of additional revenues from New Braunfels Utilities and the ability to defer the hiring for six mon ths of additional police and fire department personnel allowed City Council Thursday to unanimously ap prove the third and toil reading pf budget appropriation or dinance by a 50 Council member Ed Seiantarelli was unable to attend The which will take effect Jujy tptajled fpr the general with ap propriated fpr the interest and debt service general fund amount is pyer the current years amended amount Yow tninfc this SMgf t was MleJMe tp coynpi during fee specif bydget J anf wor be referring tp tne njsgJ in fiAturf tp iurtber inerepe reyenjies ffldintsM Jjhfi teyfl pi in wWlch Ose city is engf ging layoffs pr budget agreed but Siij with utility and naadfi Oie By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer The GuadalupeBlanco River Authorities are continuing their ef fort to have a restriction removed from a license to construct a hydroelectric plant at Canyon John GRBAs general said Thursday that the river authority hopes to persuade Federal Energy Regulatory Com mission officials to change a restric tion he feels could damage the Specht said the requirement to release at least 90 cubic feet per se cond from the lake at all times would threaten the river authoritys ability to deliver water downstream during drought With only acrefeet of lake water available for sale to downstream the will have to come from We have a commitment that is going to be on our We need to start to work on that I know I The city will defer the hiring of six firemen and four patrolmen and a criminal investigator until Three parttime police department clerical additions are budgeted for the entire fiscal The deferred hirings reduced the budget That left to add into the employee salary adjust ment which had totaled some v There has been a lot of a Jot of numbers have been moved said the city It wis tpugh its lean gnd its gptspme problems Mayor ProTern Rampn Chapa whp made the motion tp approve the budget and was seconded by atlarge representative Poug thinied the utilities for their grant approval Wednesday pf to city put Slid in the futjjre the city shoujd certain oi revenues bg f ore budgeting I dont fcnpw What we have cfeapi We hivg njadj sujg tod ttift njpnjy p Igpk Ffsppli general manager said requiring a minimum release could eliminate that You can see what kind of precarious position that would put us It would put us closer to having to build another project Specht told GBRAs directors during a monthly meeting The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission included the 90 cfs minimum release in a license issued in Since that the Texas Water Development Board and Bill Clements have urged the federal agency to request the pro vision be Opposition to the requirement contends that it violates the Texas Water Plan by stripping the state of its authority to regulate rivers and The Fish and Wildlife Department favors the provision because it could enhance enviromental conditions for fish in the river below the Specht said the provision will not tie up construction of the hydroelec tric which is planned to begin in He said one article in the federal license allows the river authority to shut down outflows in the midst of drought GBRA officials have said that since it is im possible to determine exactly when a drought the article could be used to restrict If we had we could probably live within the current Specht David GBRAs planning adding that the license is See Page 2 Canyon Dam outflow to cfs as Canyon Lake stays up Army Corps of Engineers today began opening the gates of Canyon Dam to eventually release cubic feet of water within the next several No untoward flooding along River within New Braunfels proper and Comal County is ex Sally Werst of the Corps Fort Worth office said outflow at the dam Friday morning sat at cubic feet per second with some cubic feet per second coming into the Canyon Lakes level as of 9 was feet above mean sea less than half a foot below the uncontrolled We began this morning to bring the release up to This will be very gradual over probably several Werst The Guadalupe River at Cuero Friday morning flowed at down cfs from while the river at the scene of damaging floods over the past flowed at also down cfs from Thursday Corps engineers Nobody will notice the increase in river flow im Werst Given the inflow to the lake at the spillway would be topped within a few days without increased release out of the Residents and those recreating along the Guadalupe are advised that fast water will prevail for the next six The Comal the shortest naturally occuring river in the is unaffected by the cfs being released into the Gruenes river though officially closed with city barricades Thursday was passable with a few vehicles moving slowly across the overrun bridge at 9 Some river outfitters plan supervised excursions down the Guadalupe despite high Outofcity media reports have caused some tourists to stay away from the traditional summer but use of the resource is still possible some outfitters even more exciting because of the prevailing Most of the public parks around Canyon Lake remain closed and under Parent education project gets nod to apply for federal grant Parents and teachers will have a new opportunity for learning about each other and helping each other contribute to the education of local children if requests for grant funds are The New Braunfels ISO board of trustees approved a request to apply for grant funds during its monthly Anita NBISDs director of secondary said the request is for to of federal Funds would be used to establish a parent training and assistance center on an elementary she Stipnieks outlined the program as one that would create an environ ment in which students and parents can come together to The center also would be charged with assisting students identified to be at so those students could be more successful in she Stipnieks during Tues days meeting that thei center also wpujld try to involve parents in tfpns of support with their childrens academic The objective of developing the according to school district is for parents and community members to work as a whole to be more responsive to a wide range of community If federal funds are approved for the NBISD trustees will be responsible for appropriating those In other administrators Stipnieks and Linda assistant superintendent of reported on recent test in cluding the Texas Educational Assessment of Minimum Stipnieks reviewed test scores of local high school We have noted a decrease in she said in regard to TEAMS The percentage of local students at that level mastering reading declin ed from 9 percent in 1986 to 85 per cent in This years result is above the estimated national which also has declined since last See Page2 Marion son shot suspect remains at largo J4ARjQN Charges ajre tp flted Ifter tpdj y in with the shooting of a father and son wfeo wsre by i sbptgujs after ej chaje night bjipgn Maripn and Ajcojding tp County ffl Robert Butfjflgton and his were driving down say they expect tp arrest and chirge Ifter Buffington was wounded in the Ism t md while Rpbgrt wp shot in thf uppgr sJjpuMsrThe weapon bfUgygg tp 3 ihptgun loaded wiiyh Police said the shooting appears to have oc curred at The njpney Ip these additions spee t lajad tfeey owned ajad were fry t 4 resideojt who down the the Stronger open meetings law is now official AUSTIN AP Bill Clements has signed into law a bill that strengthens the states Open Meetings which is designed to make sure public business is done in Reggie the governors press said Clements had signed the measure passed overwhelmingly by both the House and Senate in the regular legislative session that ended The bill would require that governmental bodies in Texas keep a record of what they do when meeting in closeddoor ses Its passage capped efforts made since 1977 to toughen the In the governmental bodies could meet in ex ecutive sessions to discuss a variety of The bill would require them to keep certified or tape recordings of The bill also would guarantee that television stations cojujid cameras into governmental meetings and video tape the original meetings can bg cpvered by reporters tajkjng wrjttea notes or tape recwdjers or   

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