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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 19, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels 139 New Braunfels Herald Publishing 707 Landa New Zeituno Texas 78130 USPS 377800 Sunday July 50 Cents Two 44 Pages Lisa Brucks of New Braunfels submitted the above stammtlsch for your A Lisa Is a certain place where the same people meet all the Thank and call 6259144 and ask for Harold or Jim to set up the date to receive your free and in all likelihood cheap lunch on the We have several other suggested stammtlsch draw and well be running those out every so If you have a draw Ing of a table for cronies or whatever fits your idea of a stamm send it to Harolds Stamm tisch 707 Landa New Texas There is no deadline and almost sooner or your stammtisch will get in print and youll have lunch on New Braunfeis Parks and Recrea tion Department invites yall to come and see the stars across the Hill Country Star gazing will be hosted at 8 July Congregate at the Landa Park Planets will be Uie subject of study this A fee for or folks 8 through 17 years of Under 8 years get to watch stars for Participants are asked to bring binoculars or For more contact Mark Peltier at and may the force be with Introduction to Apple He Is one of the many classes offered by New Braunfels ISD Community Educa tion this This particular which deals with computing and word begins Mon day and meets Mondays and Wednesdays 9 to noon through July Classes will be at New Braunfels High School and the course cost Appleworks for the Apple He will be taught 413 at the high school by the is a software program that deals with word spread sheets and data Classes will be from to Cost of the course Is Anyone interested In taking either of the classes should call Bar bara Doeppenschmidt at The NB1SD Education Center at 620 The directors of the Coma County Childrens Shelter are looking for ail executive The shelter that has raised enough money to purchase a shelter facility and will continue soliciting local and public as well as submitting grant proposals to ap proriate state and federal Applicants should have at least a bachelors degree in social preferrably a masters degree in a related field and be able to qualify as a licensed child care director under requirements of the Ap plicants should also have experience in the public administration Grant general manage fund raising and personnel management are part of the job Resume should be sent See PageJA bunny days are here again as soon as the clouds burn that is Today should be a lovely day with highs in the mid 90s and southeasterly winds near 15 Tonight will be one of those warm summer great for tak ing a walk under the Better take that walk a little early because its going to get a little cloudy before Early morning cloudiness wU be a fixture through most of the The high Monday and the rest of the week will be in the CONKS CSOSSWOKD 3A nnpyi yjn All together now This unidentified trio display their solidarity as they begin a 20foot trip from atop the East Garden Street bridge to the Comal River below Saturday Although it is illegal to do so and signs are posted say ing many youths regularly take the When New Braunfels police do catch errant they issue citations for the These three escaped the long arm of the as photographer Oeryl Clark captured their activity on Guadalupe River recedes deaths total seven with three missing Canyon up after rainfall While the Guadalupe River in Ken County is slowly getting back to its normal heavy inflows into Ca nyon Lake are rapidly increasing level of water The lake level had increased by more than three feet from Friday morning to Saturday More current readings were not available from the Army Corps of The Inflow into the lake Saturday was cubic feet per up from as a result of rapid runoff after heavy rains Friday in Kerr The which is at a maximum cannot pre vent the lake level from rising A spokesman for the Kerr County Sheriffs Department said Saturday night some low water crossings re main closed but the river is almost within its He said the river reportedly crested at 25 5 feet in Hunt where 11 inches fell within six hours Although several persons had to be evacuated and there were number of there are no persons reported missing except for the teenagers still missing from Friday mornings bus he US Army Corps of Engineers of ficials warn that Canyon Lake will continue to rapidly and is The parks surrounding the lake have been closed since heaw rains fell in the Comal County area in early While the level of Ihe lake had dropped and access to park areas had cubic See Page 2A Texas AP The Guadalupe River had calmed Satur day as It began to surrender several members of a church group swept away in treacherous waters a day Thirtythree members of the Seagoville Road Baptist Church sur vived the but by seven bodies had been recovered from the river and the search con tinued for three who are still The waterway was almost back to normal a day after the but little else Huge cypress and pecan trees near the banks were tilted or uprooted when the river crested more than 20 feet after a foot of rain drenched the area officials Clothing was scattered throughout the some items impaled as high as 20 feet on Helicopter crews and volunteers recovered several personal items from the bus including sleeping lug gage and clothes Some of the parents and friends of the victims wept as they watched the search efforts for those still missing in the Charles area supervisor for the Texas Department of Public said debris In the river had hampered rescue A lot of a lot of silt has been moved Seale As far as looking its been washed out a lot but its still the same depth in the main The river had overflowed its banks when 43 people from the Seagoville Road Baptist Church east of Dallas tried to leave the O Gold sum mer The group was traveling in a church bus and a van when waters flooded the forcing the people to abandon The group tried to form a human but the waves of water swept the teenagers Many managed to cling to trees and but others were carried authorities said late Saturday their investigation has revealed the vehicles were not at tempting to cross the river as they had been told but were ac tually trying to veer away from its raging The bus was 182 feet from the low water crossing when it attempted to turn left and follow three other camp buses paralleling the river to a paved Department of Public Safety trooper Dewayne Pruett said at a press There was talk among some of the church not necessarily in See Page 2A West End meeting July 23 to discuss improvements MB crime goes up for first half of87 City officials will conduct a special meeting July 23 to talk specifically with West End residents concerning progress on sewage and drainage im Mayor ProTern Ramon Chapa announced last week the meeting this Thursday will begin at 7 in the Holy Family Catholic Church con ference All interested persons are encouraged to New Braunfels Utilties General Manager Bob Sohn is slated to ad dress both the recently completed first phase of sewage improvements on the West End and steps to be undertaken in the second NBU directors put limit on pay hikes BY SARAH DUKE Stan Writers New Braunfels Utilities officials began work on their 198788 i udget by setting a limit for employee pay After considerable the board came to a consensus Thursday to give employees an average per cent pay raise during the coming Supervisors will have the op tion of granting as much as 3 percent pay raises for the coming year Directors agreed that the average must not exceed The decision was followed by con sideration of adding Good Friday to NBUs paid employee The board struck down the choosing to leave the number of holidays at Budget discussions are in the preliminary Any decision made by the board will have to be finalised during later The 198788 fiscal year begins During the 198687 fiscal NBU employees were granted an average pay raise of The range of raises last year ran from none to 7 Jeff head of NBUs administrative said the percent raises reflect the economic conditions of the communi We dont want to keep having 4 and 5 percent pay raises when the rest oJ the community is experienc ing in prior when in flation was rynning about 7 we cawid have larger Weve definitely Batched the economy of City Council July 13 approved is suance of million in revenue allocated for the se cond phase of correcting and Improv ing the delapidated City Manager Joe Michie and Budget Director Court Thieleman will speak to the group about pro gress in the citys attempts to obtain federal coomunity block grant funds for storm drainage The city has continuously sought such block grants in recent Problems in obtaining such funds have been attributed to federal fun ding cuts which resulted in towns such as New deemed to be more economically being denied monies in favor of other com munities in Eagle Pass and El Chapa has actively sought relief for problems within his district con cerning sewage and drainage needs and said he hoped those who share his concerns will attend the By DAVIDMAY Staff Writer Seven categories of major crimes reported in New Braunfels last year were up 27 percent over the previous year and statistics released last week by the police department show six of those have Increased again through the first six months of Value of property stolen is pro jected to exceed Thefts through June showed a decrease of percent over those reported during the same period last while burglaries and motor vehicle thefts are up Maybe thefts are down because people are not reporting said Public Information Officer Martin 1 cant put my finger on If people are going to they are go ing to steal In New Braunfels police have responded to 911 calls for service relating to thefts and vehicle There have been no murders in the city thus far in In police answered calls for Ninehundred and seventythree of those came In the first six Statistics con sistently show criminal activity in creases during the second half of the Thus far In assaults are up 11 percent with 162 burglaries are up percent after 293 such thefts are down percent with 404 motor vehicle thefts total an increase of per There have been 12 robberies and one rape From January through pro perty reported stolen in New Braunfels total In the past two values of property stolen have totaled just under Police this year have been recover ing stolen property at a rate of within the state average of 25 to 30 Mayer Pro perty stolen in May alone totaled Statistics further show that police have been recovering stolen autos at See page 2A We dont want to keep hav ing 4 and 5 percent pay raises when the rest of the com munity is experiencing Jeff Thompson New Braunfels Utilities Administrative Services the Thompson He added that the recommendation for raises was based on the consumer price which is at NBU is projected to end the current fiscal year with or 5 per cent of the Thompson said that is a reasonable NBU is required to end the year with at least 2 percent of the If everything goes as the utilities company will be adding million worth of materials to its in Thompson That would be significantly the largest year weve grown in he adding that million worth of new equipment would Increase NBUs capital assets to the largest in The proposed budget Includes cost of fuel increases of almost and an energy cost increase of more than 12 Fuel costs are paid to the kower Colorado River Also included in the budget is in creased revenue from proposed water and sewer rate A jeanious off an idea Bruners department store on San Antonio iwiy This idea causes motprists Road inflated its latest advertising idfi Last wuwd tg the royte to iggk twice as these WQ if the sale inside is is big as the kiHoon billpw in thi Hiil Cpyntry bresze pants Pryners cant help but float Photo by Of ryi
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