New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, June 19, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

June 19, 1987

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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 19, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Stage-struck animals - Sunday in the Herald-Zeitung New Braunfels /IV CAaiSSvWSl New Braunfels, Texas Friday June 19, 1987 25 Cents One Section, 18 Pages Vol. 134, No. 120 Stammtisch r  ............... Thoro has boon a slight change in 'he Movies In Tho Park" series ! sponsored by the Parks and flocrea ♦finn Department Tonight’s showing . xiii still t>e Song of ttie South. t»ut | Jif you want to see it. you'll now , * have to go to the Panda Park pool irea I his premiere showing in the ones va ill begin at approximately ' * ti p rn The admission price is SI I for adults ami xt cents for children t * under I',' and Senior Citizens Lots of good stuff going on this weekend in and around New Braunfels Holy f amily church will hold its Knnual Bazaar Saturday and • * Sunday on the church grounds The . fun starts at 5 p rn Saturday and in * eludes Mexican food oink' * and an h open air dance Saturday s plan of , action features a Queen Coronation Dance beginning at 8 to p rn with music by the Texana Hand New Braunfels Mayor George FIrfxm is master of ceremonies with help from Mayor Pro Tem Ramon Chapa .lr Now can you picture George FOrbon boogying around a hat0 folkloric dancers will trip the light fantastic from .’> in to 6 to p rn You have in minutes to catch your breath whereupon the Mariachi * ardenas will play from 7 to 8pm Harold loves mariachi bands although until recently he thought a I mariachi was some kind of cactus juice drink The event is sponsored « bv Miller Lite Beer I ess filling t.isles great "’ Don’t start. Harold Sunday will see more mariachi and Folkloric© Infant ii Ballet presentations can you ever get enough0 > and an auction from 6 to 7 p rn Rosy y Uis Muchachos w ill play from 7 to 8 p m And there will be an assortment of RxkI booths, games etc < heck it out Junet»*enth celebration kicks off at Id a rn in Freest Fikel Park It will tx* a time to get physical with all sorts of athletic possibilities including volleyball, horseshoes and darts Darts is about as physical as Harold gets, but you get the point Also good food for people who don’t know what a diet means A dance and queen coronation will take place beginning at 8 p rn in Knights of Colo rebus Hail Tickets to the dance and coronation are S i at the door Karate for Kids will meet at Bulverde Middle School beginning duly I arid kicking through August 5 from 9 to IO a rn each day Karate for Adults will be in the same location IO to ll a rn Tom Balmos is in struetor It looks good for the weekend, but as a warning it will be hot Skies w ill be sun ny with a high in the mid 90s this afternoon and southeast winds at about IO mph Partly cloudy skies are forecast for Saturday with a 30 percent chance of some rain Lows will be in the mid 70s with high soaring back up into the mid 90s Southeast w mds will be at IO mph tonight and 13 mph Saturday The Menu CLASSIFIED.........ll    17 COMICS.................IO CROSSWORD............3 DEAR ABBY.............6 ENTERTAINMENT *,7 OPINIONS...............4 RELIGIOUS FOCUS......5 SPORTS................M Vanishing breed GBRA fights hydro permit provision, claims damage to Canyon Lake is possible • tits one-time full-service Gulf Oil Co station at Interstate 35 and Texas 46 is coming down Full-service gas stations are a vanishing breed across the nation and New Braunfels is not exception Photographer Der/) dark plans a pictorial essay) on stations like these coining soon in the Heraio-Zeitung Injured workman dies; colleague satisfactory One of two construction workers in jured Wednesday in an accident at the new Smithson V alle\ High '"ehool died last night Gregory Stoutamire 28 was pro flounced dead by doctors at Brooke Army Medical < enter at f ort Sam Houston in San Antonio around 8pm Stoutamire. of Lytle sustained head injuries when he and another worker. Keith Schoolcraft 25. of san Antonio, fell some 2u feet and were buried under more than a ton of steel beams Schoolcraft was reported to still be in satisfactory condition this morn ingat McKenna Memorial Hospital Investigations were still under wav today at the school construction site located on Smithson Valley Road off Texas lh in western Comal County According to one report the men were banding on a steel beam when a crane hoisting beams to the men apparent -.truck the beam on which thev were standing knocking them to the ground and sending five 300-pound beams on top of them stoutamire who was transported to the army hospital from the scene bv a MAST helicopter had been reported brain dead shortly after ar rival Schoolcraft was listed as hav mg sustained back injuries Both worked for a steel welding and fabrication subcontractor Summer Library Story Time meets at Bulverde Flementary School through July 29 from IU a rn to noon For more information about this and other offerings of the Community Hducation office, call Nancy Poe at 4 48 7854 Frnie Mendez is probably looking tor some water so if you see him help him out Frnie is tail twister for New Braunfels Noon Lions Club It is his job to get the meeting off to a good start After his usual "Hello Lions'” Thursday he asked if there va ere any ‘ macho men at the See STAMMTISCH Page 2 With 1987-88 in hand, city plans for 1988-89 By DAVID MAV Staff Writer Now that the long 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 deletions City Manager Joe Michie said he is ready to plan for the 1988 89 budget A grant of additional revenues from New Braunfels Utilities and the ability to defer the hiring for six months of additional police and fire department personnel allowed City Council Thursday to unanimously ap prove the third and final reading of 1987-88 s budget appropriation or dinance by a 5-0 vote Council member F’d Seiantarelli was unable to attend The budget which will take effect July I. totaled ST.719,246 for the general fund, with $852,522 50 ap propriated for the interest and debt service fund The general fund amount is $527.tXH) over the current year’s amended amount "You think this budget was tough ” said Michie to council during the special budget session "I am wor ried about the 1988 89 budget.” he said. referring to the need in the future to further increase revenues some $269 OOO to maintain the level of service in which the city is engaging without more layoffs or budget reductions "The money for these additions By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer The Guadalupe Blanco River Authorities are continuing their ef fort to have a restriction removed from a license to construct a hydroelectric plant at Canyon bam John Speeht GRBA's general manager said Thursday that the river authority hopes to persuade Federal Fnergy Regulatory Com mission officials to change a restric tion he feels could damage the lake Speeht said the requirement to release at least 90 cubic feet per se cond from the lake at all times would threaten the river authority’s ability to deliver water downstream during drought conditions With only 17 'xxi acre feet of lake water available for sale to downstream customers the general manager said requiring a minimum release could eliminate that surplus You can see Ahat kind of precarious position that would put u in It would put us closer to having to build another project downstream Speeht told OBRA s director- during a monthly meeting Thursday The Federal Fmergy Regulator. Commission included the 90 cfs minimum release in a license issued in December Since that time the Texas Water I>eve|opment Board and Gov Bill Clements have urged the federal agency to request the pro vision be changed Opposition to the requirement contends that it violate-the Texas Water Plan by stripping the state of its authority to regulate rivers and streams The I S Fish and Wildlife Department favor- the provision tx* enviromenta the river tx*k Speeht ai tie up constr inc plant in August federal authority midst of officials f possible ? drought t Apert Da' direci been4 I conditic iw the dar ii the orr. enhance r fish in whiff cense r> shut oeie rx-p BRA Rag* Canyon Dam outflow to 5.200 cfs as Canyon Lake stays up I S Army Corps of {Engineers today began opening th* gates of Canyon Dam to eventually release A 2tx> cubic feet of water within the next several days No untoward flooding along *he Guadalupe River within New Braunfels proper and Comal County is ex peeled sally Werst of the Corps’ Fort Worth office -.aid outflow at the dam F riday morning sa' at 2 .'xx cubic feet per second w uh some 3..7X) cubic feet per second coming into the lake Canyon Lake s level as of 9 a rn w as 942 62 feet above mean sea level less than half a foot below the uncontrolled spillway "We began this morning to bring the release up to 5.200 cfs This will tx* very gradual over probably several days Werst said The Guadalupe River at Cuero Friday morning flowed at 14,094 cfs down 5.000 cfs from yesterday while che river at Victoria, the scene of damaging floods over the past month flowed at 19,880. also down 5 ‘xxi cfs from Thursday morning, Corp-- engineers reported Nobody will notice the increase in river flow im mediately Werst said Given the inflow to the lane would tx- topped a ’f * i '»*» release out of the dan. Kesui* along the Guadalupe are adv prevail for the next -ax week- The Comal River the she river in the world is unaffe. * released into the (, uadal ipe Gruene s river eros-.mg thoi city barricades Thursda night vehic les moving slowly ,i< rov-. p rn Some river outfitters plan suj the Guadalupe despite high reports have < aused sc,me tour traditional summer drux out possible and some outfitter because of the pre*. i ling undy Most of the public parks arui closed and under w a?er Parent education project gets nod to apply for federal grant will have to come from somewhere We have a commitment that is going to be on our backs W e need to start to work on that now I know I have The city will defer the hiring of six firemen and four patrolmen and a criminal investigator until Jan I Three part time police department clerical additions are budgeted for the entire fiscal year The deferred hirings reduced the budget $1.16 453. That left $5,953 to add into the employee salary adjustment pool which had totaled some $70,000 There has been a lot of changes, a lot of numbers have been moved around." said the city manager "It was a tough budget It s lean and it s got some problems ” Mayor Pro-Tern Ramon Chapa Jr who made the motion to approve the budget and was seconded by at-large representative Doug Miller, thanked the utilities for their grant approval W ednesday of $130,000 to the city but said in the future the city should be certain of revenues before budgeting them I don t know what we would have done." Chapa said We should have made sure we had that money before It made us look bad People don t think we know what we are doing Michie agreed with Chapa’s com ments. but said he had began discus sions with utility officials in March and made the formal request of an See BUDGET, Page 2 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 approved The New Braunfels ISO board of trustees approved a request to apply for grant funds during its monthly meeting Anita Stipmeks NBLSD s director of secondary education said the request is for $25.OOO to $30 'XX) of federal funds Funds would be used to establish a parent training and assistance center on an elementary campus she said Stipmeks outlined the program as one that would "create an environ ment in which teachers, students and parents can come together to work The center also would be charged with assisting students identified to be at risk so those students could be more successful in academics, she said Stipmeks added during Tuesday’s meeting that the center also would try to involve parents in terms of support with their children s academic careers The objective of developing the center according to school district information, is for school parents and community members to work a a whole to be more responsive to a wide range of community needs If federal funds are approved tor the project NBISD trustees ail ** responsible for appropriating those funds In other action administrators Stipmeks and Linda Avila assistant superintendent of instruction reported on recent test scores in eluding the Texas Educational Assessment of Minimum Skills Stipmeks reviewed test scores of local high school sophomores We have notal a decrease in reading she said in regard to TE AMS results The percentage of local students at that level mastering reading declined from 92 percent in 1986 to 85 per cent in 1987 This year s result is above the estimated national Marion father, son shot; suspect remains at large MARION - Charges are expected to be filed later today in connection with the shooting of a father and son who were wounded by a shotgun blast after a bizarre car chase late last night between Marion and Zuehl According to Guadalupe County Sheriff Melvin Harborth. 29-year-old Robert Buffington and his father Robert Buffington Sr, 50, both of Marion, were driving down Zuehl Road towards the Zuehl Airport to in spect some land they ow ned and were followed by a man sheriff’s officials say they expert to find, arrest and charge later today Buffington Sr was wounded in the lower back and side while Robert Jr was shot in the upper shoulder The weapon is believed to be a 4IO-ga shotgun loaded with buck shot Police said the shooting appears to have oc curred at close range with the vie Urns left in a ditch next to their car A resident who lives down the road spotted the bodies and called See SHOOTING Page 2 See PARENT Peg* Stronger open meetings law is now official AUSTIN AP Gov Bm Clemente has signed mo aw abib that strengthens ’he >tat*- - < rn*,_ Meetings Act which is designed to make sure public business is done in public Reggie Bashur the governor s press secretary said Clements had signet! the measure passe; overwhelmingly by both the House and Senate in the reguar legislative session 'hat ended June I The bill would require ’.hat governmental bodies in Tex ai keep a record of xhat the it when meeting in dosed door ses sions Its passage capped efforts made since 19“” to toughen the law In the past governmental bodies could meet in private ex ecutive sessions to discuss a variety ot matters The bill would require them to keep cert it led agendas or tape recordings ot those meetings The bill also would guarantee that television stations could take cameras into governmental meetings and video tape the aes sions The original act guarantees meetings can be covered by reporters taking written notes or using tape recorders or still cameras. ;

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