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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 3, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Former NBA great Silas heads local Page 10A New Braunfels T New Texas Friday July 25 Cents 130 Two 8 Pages Stammtisch We expected some response from our publication of a picture of a drowned mans body on the front page We got The point of news is to tell people something they dont know yet or want to know more If it takes strong warnings and graphic illustration to save even one life of someone contemplating foolish use of the Guadaiupe River at the present then it was worth the risk of offending a few We should all live so Florence Lola Valeska Voelker and Edna Johnson celebrated being 100 years young and then some July at their abode in Eden Home in New Whatever they have it must be good for The celebration was part of National Centenarians There are some 500 Texans in this Texas Department of Public Safety predicts that 40 people will lose their lives on Lone Star high ways during the Independence Day Hest the DPS that troopers will be out in force to pinch drunk en courage use of sell belts and see to it that those of us who think the 65 mph speed limit is a license to achieve warp factor six come back to The Central Texas Writers Association will meet at 7 at the Old Fish Hatchery Community Building behind the Chamber of Commerce at 202 Allen Parkway in San Marcos Doreen editor of our sister newspaper in will speak on how to write magazine articles that will To will be served and nonmembers are invited to attend at a cost of For more call Linda Stimmel at New Braunfels veterinarian Michael Dougherty took second a beef gift in the Slarbar Inhibitor Bolus thats a Dougherty is associated with Vetcrnary Clinic and lias been a customer of the a subsidiary of Zoecon for some five The firm makes such petizing tilings as fly bail and other insect control Dominos Puza And from 10 to noon on Monday New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department and Dominos here will sponsor a Park Free pizza and soft beginning at 01 Bring your scout church everyone you know to help clean up and keep clean your John Trayhan has been appointed as an administrative assistant for the City of John was aquatics supervisor for City of New Braujifeis for four and lialf He has a masters degree in public administration from Southwest Texas State University and has interned in the City of Austins planning Congratulations on your new and remember your Hot as a thats what itll be Uus weekend as partly cloudy skies will let that hot Texas sun peek through enough to make temperatures soar into the Nighttime lows will drop into the mid 70s and winds will be from the south bet ween 10 and 15 The Menu 1 88 QMOSSWORP 3A 94 0PUVJ0NS 44 6A Commissioners ask weekend dam release decrease But the Corps of Engineers says even a light rain could breech the spillway and flood control is paramount ii ii i M ill illli II T loh down ine Guadaiupe River without a Photo by Leslie Kriewaldt River outfitters say they cant control what their patrons do once theyre on the but theyll try to maintain the pleasure of the upper Guadaiupe despite Danger thats so deceiving By SARAH DUKE Sialf Writer Wendall Rick Wells and Linda Clark all share a common respect and love for the Guadaiupe They also share a dislike for the kind of crowded commercialism that has struck the lower part of the The outfitters on the northern reaches of the river enjoy their portion of the miles away from the chaotic business atmosphere of the River Road and lower Guadaiupe Linda partowner of Guadaiupe Canoe and Rick who calls himself the liverys Guy said that while business is sometimes slower in the upper portion of the they wouldnt trade their picturesque spot on the river for even the most prime downstream WelLs said last weekend was the first busy weekend uf the season of the upper Part of the reason for the increase in business is Uie fact that Canyon Dam releases have made conditions on the lower portion of the river more dangerous than Even though conditions on the upper Guadaiupe River are generally considered safer than below the two persons died while riding on the river last Sandra of San Antonio drowned and Sean is believed to have drowned in separate incidents last Lyons said the Bergman Crossing and Spechts Crossing on Uie river are the two most dangerous areas and high water from recent rains have made conditions Theyre so dangerous because they dont look 1 tell my people dont get within 10 yards of he of the Guadaiupe Canoe said last weekend was the first weekend the upper Guadaiupe River business has had much walkin Most of Die business at both the Guadaiupe Canoe Livery and Bigfoot Canoes is from repeat Ive had to turn some people away because of See Page 2 By TRAVIS POLING Correspondent Comal County Commissioners Thursday adopted a resolution requesting the Army Corps of Engineers in Fort Worth to tem porarily reduce the outflow from Canyon The which was flown to Fort Worth Thursday morning and delivered by hand to the corps was refused on the grounds of overall safety for the The request by commissioners in due to the fact that the holiday with its traditional increase in the number of river combined with the swift and deep river waters pose a serious threat to human Judy Marsicano with the Corps of Engineers Public Relations staff in Fort Worth said the resolution had to be refused for purposes of balan cing the risk over the relaying the Corps hydrologic said that one inch of runoff above the Canyon Lake watershed within a 24hour period would send the water over the un controlled Because there were four 2inch rainfalls in the area within one month and the hurricane season is at corps officials said they must continue releasing water from the dam at cubic feet per As far as the increased tourist traffic on the lower river is con Commissioner Lorenzo Camarillo said reducing the flow temporarily would be a good idea for safety this July fourth he We should have given it more Marsicano that should one and a half inches of rain occur now the water would go three feet over the spillway and flow over at a rate of cfs when the downstream capacity is only See Page 2 CAD expects few review hearings Four Port Arthur residents Thursday put their rubber tubes and small rafts into the Comal River at Prince Solms A man in a silver Ford Bronco had told them it would be safe to move from the Comal onto the Guadaiupe and from there to the Guada Coma area boat ramp under Interstate What the motorist didnt tell them was that the Valley Mills Dam was between them and the David and Terry Magouirk and Robert and Jeffery learned a lesson in hydraulics when they came upon the dam and wound up scattered in the churning New Braunfels Emergency medical Service and Fire Department responded to the distress call and pulled the foursome out at the boat waterlogged but otherwise The churning created by fastmoving water ramming into bridges and dams causes a back spin that can lock unwary rafters into the aquatic Photo by Deryl Clark By DAVID MAY Staff Writer With 252 property appraisals scheduled to go before the Appraisal Review Board in Comal ippraisal district officials expect no nore than 400 hearings to be for nally held and said were it not for ontroversy in surrounding numbers probably would have oeen We have had more than we an said Comal County Chief Appraiser Richard Rhodes Thursday of the scheduled hearings before the review Formal hearings have been on going since June and are slated through most of The board has been seeing an average of 19 property owners a Taxpayers in Bexar and Guadaiupe concerned with what they have termed drastically increased property have flooded appraisal district offices there and have led what some media reports have called a taxpayers The noise in Bexar and Guadaiupe counties has had an effect on said After mailing notices of values this CAD reported receiving telephone getting 166 letters and visiting with persons who walked into the CAD the number of requested reviews could have been but Rhodes said informal hearings between property owners and appraisers kept the number of reviews to a relatively moderate We did a good job over said We were able to satisfy most of them by talking to Of the phone calls CAD of ficials said 636 persons came in and met with an appraiser in an informal Rhodes said June the deadline for property owners to question their was a mad Deputy Chief Appraiser Pat Fox said 100 persons were in CADs office For that is she According to some have requested a hearing before the review board and then failed to which she says is costly to taxpayers who foot the bill of such A lot of people are filing protests in anger and then not showing she CAD officials said of the notices of property values value for properties increased less than While the final district valuation total will not be determined until later this Rhodes said after the review process is he estimates an increase within the district to level at around 2 See Page 2A WIC funding facing state budget cuts By SARAH DUKE Staff Wiiiei As more and more Comal County women are turning to a local health program for assistance during the chances of the Texas Legslature approving funds for a much needed women and program in this county are County Health Nurse Mary Lou Erben said Thursday that the local wellchild which serves low income women during their pregnancy and provides some health care for their is drawing a large number of many of whom also would qualify for nutritional assistance through the Infants and Children ComaJ County is in Uae for the WIC program if stkjte funds are allocated for Sharon regional director of the WIC program operating in San said the chances are slim that Comal County will have the program before the new federal fiscal year begins in She said it is unlikely that state legislators will find the funds to start the We wont know until the special session is oyer how much money is allocated to Porter said She added that it is unlikely the program could use federal funds instead of state funds to create the dually funded program in jtp cojunty the program already receives all the federal funds See Page 2 Body remains unidentified as Lannon search in limbo POUNG Correspondent The body of a Caucasian male found Wednesday evening in the Guadaiupe River near the Rebecca Crossing remains unidentified as officials leave on holiday and the search continues for a Converse man missing since last Positive identification is pending through Travis Cojunty Medical Examiners office in Mean while searchers for the body of Sean Lannon who drowned Sunday afternoon are waiting for notification as to whether they have found the body of their dental records are being sent to the medical examiner from Florida fingerprints from the body have been obtained but because of the holiday weekend ao further action will be taken on trying to idenjyiy the body until Justice of ibe peace Howard Curly Smith says even ittagh jtbe medical esaminjers offices may be closed the identification of the body is of the utmost importance and cannot wait till MondayMWe have to get some kind of identificaUon on Mike owner of the Guadaiupe Canoe Livery and one of the searchers for says that LJJJ nons friends and family are assuming that the body is that of Lannon but that if it is not then they will resume the Game Warden Neel gjheredge is not ppljmjstic as the searchers about the bodys Etheredge says that the body appears t0 have been deceased for from about eight to ten Lshnon has been missing since says he does not see how Ihe body of Lannon could have made it that far down stream because of the amount of clogging debris in the swiftly moving I couldnt have puJAed him my boaj
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