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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 29, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                H009 11 TX 75Rj NB cinderpersons off to sunny Page 12A New Braunfels 146 New Braunfels Herald Publishing 707 Landa New Braunfels Zeltuno Texas 78130 USPS 377800 Wednesday July 25 Cents Two 26 Pages Stammtisch New Braunfels Childrens Museum will sponsor a handson art exhibit in late but before then the folks need to raise a few To that the sponsors will collect tin cans for If you have any and want to have them picked up or are willing to deliver them to the call Susan Peteet at Terry Buck at 6296583 or Louise Nelson at The 24th Annual Jahns Family Reunion will be in Laubach 123N in Reuniting begins at about 11 and continues until the cows go home or Kach family is asked to bring a salad or cof fee and eating utensils will be fur Organizers voted that anyone wanting beer or soft drinks should bring their There will be a bunch of awards will be Juan De Dios the 8 yearold New Braunfels boy struck by a car July 17 and recovering in a San Antonio needs Medical expenses are A fund has been set up at First Federal Savings i Loan Associa but only a few people have dropped by to make a If you can afford to do you might help the Human service delivery churches and interested citizens will meet from to Thurs day tomorrow at 142 Coma for a conference on ways to better serve lowincome people Speakers for the conference include representatives from the San Antonio Foot Bank There are indeed hungry people in Comal County For additional in call Sonya Mattice or Lillian Abbott at l800jy25W8 Texas Association of Concerned Taxpayers will hold a regional meeting Saturday in San Directors of area taxpayer associa tions will be on hand for the 10 a m event at Oak Hills Inn C A tax activist and noshow for a re cent Comal United taxpayers forum is likely going to be the next president of TACT TACT is a loose organization of taxpayer organiza tions that generally want to disman tle central appraisal districts and reform the stales tax The associations leadership wants 10 re quire election of appraisal district boards of abolish highest and best use criteria in appraisals and force permission for property owners to declare their own cer tified values The forum Saturday will include an overview of a varie ty of legislation pending and passed by the Texas legislature Oleti animal control of ficer for the County of wishes to clarify that animal licenses in this county are a year for nonneutered J5 lifetime license fee for neutered animals The Foster families of Comal and Guadalupe counties celebrated their annual family outing at Landa Park on Sunday with a barbecue games and prizes They svould like to publicly thank the local mer chants whose donations helped make it possible Buy For and Pen Foods They are grateful for the If youre looking for something dont look at the weather Days will be partly cloudy to mostly sunny and HOT for a with highs in the mid 90s and lows in the low ThfMfnu 98 em Pedro Riduez of Cahaba Construction Company works on curbing framework at Canyon Middle School Photo by Deryl Clark Canyon Middle School project exciting staff BySARAH DUKE Staff Writer Canyon Middle School students and teachers are facing a few more weeks of dealing with a leaky roof and outdated facilities in their old school building when school begins in September During a tour of the new schools construction site Tues Canyon Middle School prin cipal toy Lmnartz said he and teachers at the school are hoping the construclion of the new building is completed by Oc I cant tell you how excited everybody is to be he adding that he and the teachers are extremely ap preciative of the Comal ISD patrons who passed the bond election approving funds for the construction of the new The new building will house roughly 650 middle school students The existing building at 1275 Texas 81 is simply not adequate for the needs of the growing student Linnartz About 350 students attended the current middle school eight years ago when Linnartz started working The same built in will house the larger enrollment in September Were extremely excited aboul getting out of the building were in the principal said One thing thats going to be neai is well have a meeting Linnarz said while show ing off the new building on Freiheil Road northeast of Ca nyon High We didnt have that before We had to meet in the gym at the old building and it was The new which is nearing has a large commons area in the center The commons features a stage and is near the cafeteria serving line Linnarlz said the room will be used for student and parent Cahaba Construction of Houston is building the new school for 33 The con struction company is expected to complete work at the site in See Page 2A Alarm measure gets last council reading By DAVIPMAY Staff Writer The third and final reading of an amended burglar alarm system ordinance was approved by City Council but not before discussion again centered around a controversial annual permit Some council members express ed concern that the fee might keep some citizens from installing a system though the fees purpose and amount was again defended by city Council approved the third reading 50 on a motion from Mayor ProTern Hamon Chapa Councilman atlarge James Good bread was absent from Mondays We need to show support for the police said Chapa in saying he saw nothing wrong with the fee or its We shmrtd start taking leader instead of waiting to see what other towns The redesigned and retitled to Security Alarm is to alleviate ad ministrative burdens within the police department and to hopeful ly reduce the number of false said to run around 95 per cent of all alarms received an nually by police Police Chief Burney Boeck for a third time told council the purpose of the new ordinance was to iden tify owners of active security alarm He said the permit fee was an arbitrary figure and refuted allegations that us purpose was to raise money for the citys general This is not to discourage anybody from installing an alarm but to get them to come Boeck told council He said the Family averts disaster after slipping into river Roc kin R and friends prevent drown ings Tuesday BvDAVinMAV By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Quick thinking Tuesday afternoon by several persons at Rockin R River Rides in Gruene averted tragedy when a mother and her two daughters were swept away down the Guadalupe I wasnt I was just said Eric a junior at Canyon High School and who was one of several persons at the river outfitter responsible for pulling the trio to According to the unidentified Austin mother and her two young daughters had just eaten at the Grist Mill Restaurant and walked down to the Gruene Road bridge that spans the Guadalupe Due to high lake releases is virtually impassable by car and on according to they tried to walk across the bridge and slipped on its algaeslickened sur face and were swept downstream with all three scream ing for The girls seemed to be doing said Nicholls noting they had grabbed onto He threw them life vests and went into the river and brought them to The unable to did not do as We were yelling for her to swim to shore but she couldnt swim so we yelled for boats and went after her stated Donavon a son of Rockin R owners who lives in Irving but makes New Braunfels his summer Coowner Ric Rivers thought the mother was going to drown when he saw her go under water several times and staying submerged for what he guessed to be 30 second 1 thought she was a said Ric I wasnt I was just Eric Nicholls Canyon High School junior An unidentified customer of Rockin R who had just gotten out of the river reportedly jumped back in the river and followed the mother downstream until he even tually caught up to as did other employees in rafts who helped pull her from the Witnesses said she was a little hysterical and very shaken up and concerned about her children until the three were reunited a short time The family ended up safe and sound though the mother did lose her purse containing her wallet and car re quiring them to wait until a family member could drive from Austin to retrieve A reporter arrived at Guadalupe Smoked Meat Com pany moments after the family An employee there said they were too shaken up to speak to Ric Rivers said police department officials said a sign will be placed on the opposite side of the bridge warning of its dangerous The best thing is to know you cant walk across it said adding that most local residents know to avoid crossing Gruene river bridge during high water Drownings and reports of high water and unsafe condi tions along the Guadalupe have hurt river outfitters although the resulting number of people using the Comal River in New Braunfels proper has meant a boon for the cityoperated tube NB fire officials wont commit to nature of fire New Braunfels fire officials are continuing to investigate the origin of a fire that gutted Hill Country Tire on the morning of July an official said Wednesday We are still working on that quite said Inspector Wesley He said evidence was to be taken to Department of Public Safety labs in Austin for further analysis to help determine what started the ear ly morning Fire Marshall Elroy Friesenhahn has refused several times since the fire to say whether fire officials suspect arson in the blaze that destroyed the building and its con tents at an estimated loss of some Flames had completely engulfed the structure by the time the first unit arrived shortly before 1 Fire officials said previously they believe the fire may have started near the center of the Meyer said it could be several weeks before results are received from the heavily used DPS Michie clarifies historicwords City Manager Joe Michie Tues day said he needed to correct a statement he made less than two weeks ago concerning utility revenue His comment was that utility revenue bonds had historically been approved by City Council through Since that statement that appeared in the Ju ly 17 edition of the Michie said he has received several phone calls correcting the inaccurate In the last two revenue sharing bonds have been handled by ordinance and both have oc curred in Michies administra such capital im provement funding requests were generally put in the form of a referendum and left up to I was in error when I said revenue bonds have historically been handled by said Since I have been here that has been the I apologize for the Michie had been asked why the recent million in revenue bonds was approved by council and not through a referendum in light of the fact that New Braunfels Utilities officials said they would seek in the near future water and sewer rate increases of 8 and 15 to help offset bonded Utility officials later stated that they would sought some form of rate increase regardless of pro jected service Council July 13 gave the utilities the go ahead to issue the bonds that will ultimately provide im provements to nine projects in cluding a proposed million water surface treatment plant that will require millionin bond Scholarship fund established here A memorial scholarship fund through New Braunfels ISD has been established in the memory of recent graduate Linda who died from injuries she suffered in a one car accident July 24 near According to school official Lonnie contributions should be made in the name of the Linda Woodward Memorial Scholarship Fund and may be sent to the schools central offices at 430 Mill The zip code is Family members also announced that some fund raisers to go toward the young girls memorial will be held this weekend while others are slated for the near A car wash will be held at 843 San on Saturday from noon to 8 and again Sunday beginning at 1 There will be no set fee though patrons will be asked to make a It is being spon sored by the girls family and 3 member of JVBjsps girls varsity volleyball and track teams who was also aja dM last 31 Guadalupe Valley A Linda Woodward Hospital after reportedly losing con trol of her vehicle on Barbaras Road just outside Seguin earlier that She was returning to New Braunfels from San Marcos where she had enrolled at Southwest Texas University ajad was on her way to visit a boyfriend to Seguin aMfettt Man arrested after report of exposure A 27yearold Schertz man who reportedly exposed himself to young girls early this morning was arrested a short time later by New Braunfels police Robert Eugene Jackson who gave his occupation as a wrecker was arrested after being spot ted in an outoftown wrecker truck near where the incident involving 13 and 14yearold occurred at a convenience store in the 1400 block of West San Antonio The inci dent occurred around Police in his possession a small caliber automatic weapon and a badge from Universal City Volunteer Fire A spokesman there said they have no such person on their who had not been magistrated on indecency charges as of was wearing only a blue shoes and sacks ac cording to the young They said he had been walking disappeared nA 13 peared in front of He then ex posed himself and ran to police   

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