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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 30, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Braunfels No 146 raldZeitung Whoooaaa At Jim Shea of the Department of Public Safety cruises safely into first base on the back of Rigor Mor while former San An tonio Spur Mike Gale awaits the Shea scored two of the three runs for the local celebrities en route to a 32 victory over the old pros dur ing Bob Crosbys Donkey Baseball game for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at Unicorn Iris one of the organizers of the said that the event was a big success as more than was earned for the chari At the HeraldZeitungs Tim Waits spurs Earthquake before eventually taking his third tumble on the way to Old pro Lefty Falcone looks Photos by Deryl Clark Thursday July 25 Cents New Braunfels Herald Publishing 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377800 One 14 Pages Stammtisch Muddy an employee of Houston Power Light Company was litunidentified visitor to Hockin H River Hides who went in to the Guadalupe Hivrr Tuesday lo help save a mother and two children who wound up in Hie raging water way when they slipped off the Gmene budge A friend failed to tel and though you might like to know BuMiiesMjv organizations and in who assisted city officials in the search here lor a drowning victim ll days ago were thanked by New Btauntels Mayor George KrlMn in pitpared statement read duniu Monday s City Council ses 1 wish to recognize thank organizations that par ticipalid wiin our police and tire ivcemly in the sue seated effort lor a drowning viciini that uas found in the Guadalupe said Groups and individuals were ulcn tided the mayor as Uockin H Kiver umfuteis Mibott s outfitters s Gruene Halt Gnienc KIUT Company I ive and Ski Center Ness Braunfels Kmeigeni y Communications Jeanelte Albivcht and Guad A Shoot and Campgrounds Also the mayor thanked the I S Corp of uho at the re quest of ttucits leduicd Canyon Lake ieleaMs to some HOO cubic feet pr second to aid in tinsearch e forts This was an excellent gesture on behalf ol the orps in responding to local concern said Krbeu Two members of New Hraunfels fire department recovered the lod July ol Stewart Kwald 01 XHI Angelo who disappeared two days earlier in the swirling river currents after falling off an inner tube just below Gruene litwas found alwut threequarters o a mile downstream just inside the Loop overpass Kwalii was the eighth river victim this year in Comal County and he fourth lo drown below the dam where lake releases have exceeded cfs since heavy rains in tin area in May and June Kenme Guenther of Rapids Koad walked out onto his yard the other day to behold a bizarre sight a 25inch coral snake eating a inch garter snake Roughly half the See Page 2 Partly cloudy to mostly sun hows that for non committali skies and hot weather are in store today and probably through the withdaytime highs hovering in themid 90s and nighttime lows dropping only to the mid Winds will be from south between 5 and 10 mph County offic hear GISD circumvents drainage ordinance Michie says city update in Austin has no authority to regulate By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Bill superintendent of the Comal said Wednesday he is not going to worry about the New Braunfels drainage and subdivision ordinances that city officials say the school district is The school district but never the process of plat ting 20 acres where the new Canyon Middle School is being letting action of New Braunfels Planning and Zoning Commission expire Last year the planning and zoning commission directed the school district to conduct a drainage study of the middle site on KM 101 Freiheit Koad southeast of Ca nyon High Sthoul The study was re quired to determine how surrounding property will be affected by runoff from the school site The school district has not submitted he results ol the study to the although of ficials said they have taken care of the matter New Braunfels Planning Director Mike Shawls said the purpose of the required study is to design a way to manage runoit water from the nn pervious mattrial on top of the site so that it does not adversely affect other property He said he no way of knowing whether has properly managed runoff City officials routinely inspect improvements on property within the citys extra territorial jurisdiction Shands added that he does not plan to inspect the new CISl school because the matter has been turned over to City Manager Joe Michie The manager said he is concerned that all city ordinances are eniorced I am charged under the charter with doing that But Michie 1 have no Middle School construction site tools no authority to enforce the drainage ordinance without a I dont know if there is a drainage problem out there he said Michie added that he has had no contact with CISI officials or representatives to indicate the school district would resist any requirements or sugges tions of the citys planning board While the which codifies the drainage and other land use management provisions of the ci does include development within the extraterritorial jurisdiction in which is located the CIS there is no enforcement authority on the part of the city unless the school district or other developer within the KTJ files a plat Plats are legal descriptions and specific designs of meets and bounds of properties pro posed for subdivision and develop ment Developers and their civil engineers routinely go before the ci tys planning board and agree to do specific such as inclusion of rights easement descriptions and other specific changes or amend Page By TRAVIS POLING Correspondent During a legislative conference in Austin lie Texas Association of Counties announced it had successfully blocked more than 1JJ bills and lobbied for approximate ly approved bills that will affect government at the county level One piece of legislation could mean County Auditor Bate Bond will no longer be able to serve on the coun tys central appraisal district board of Many of the 90 bills opposed by the association would have taken tradi tional sources of county revenue from the county for state coffers Beaumont Rep Mark chair man of the House Committee on County Affairs reported to county representatives the federal govern ment was in part responsible for the tax increase recently passed by the state legislature We cant afford to let them keep passing the buck to the State of Texas and onto the counties and Stiles Texas Attorney General Jim Mat lox addressed the county officials saying that one of his chief goals since taking office has been to obtain belter communications between the Attorney Generals office and county governments Mattox said that he would continue in his efforts to try to do a better job of helping you do a better job Mattox said that because of the past lack of communication between the state and some ineffec tive legislation has been He cited the indigent health care legisla tion which lie said was not in the best interest of the counties or the people because of lack of county Mattox also suggested that all county governments establish five and 10year plans to help curry the counties smoothly into the lilst cen Ll Bill Hobby told county of ficials in his address We wondered if Texas was lo go proudly foward into the 21st century or slide back into the Hobby went on to tell of the ad vantages lo the tax bill passed in the last special session of the legislature saying that almost none of the small necessary programs had to be but that some were even who earlier announced that he will not seek reeled ion in called the bill a patchwork lax bill and said they would insert lo change the tax structure in order to make if as fair as possible to everyone We kept the state moving Im proud to be a part of Hob by said Jim general counsel for the county and Sam director of governmental relations for the presented a review of some of the most important legislation affecting county govern Most of the legislation will be im plemented by the individual counties over the next two Of these bills signed into many are discre tionary for commissioners courts New legislation prohibits unelected officials working for the represented entity to be members of Appraisal District This means that only elected officials of a taxing entity or an appointed citizen could sit on an appraisal district board The Allison is to make board members more responsive to the voters Another approved bill requires stricter lasvs and penalties for owners of vicious dogs The legisla tion was aimed at controlling pit bull bu includes any vicious dog Comal County has seen several vicious dog incidents in recent mon ths and a dog biting so See Page 2 Smith rests after Guadalupe River search By DAVID MAY Writer Frank Smith is going to recuperate after having spent the better part of the past two weeks searching for drowning victims in the Guadalupe Kiver The Saltier resident and veteran river navigator said lie will return to the Comfort area this week if he is needed to help the remaining volunteers find the 10th and only missing victim of a tragic bus acci dent Known commonly by his moniker of Old Man who has taken part in countless river rescues and praised the Comfort calling it the most organized and professional search he has ever seen Smith called the decision by authorities there to shut down the command post and pull county and state personnel out of the search a difficult bul said he supported the He said that perhaps only with time will the river eventually yield the body of John ol I have nothing but total praise for the game wardens and said Jt was well organized and thoroughly searched 1 have never been on a search that went as smoothly We checked every lead and no leaf was left When you would see tears in the officers you knew the concern and caring was Since the afternoon of July Smith said he had personally check ed every inch of the river for 35 He arrived in that area only hours after a wall of water swept the Seagoville Road Baptist Church bus and van into the raging Uuadalupe River following an 11 inch deluge of rain in the Comfort area July Smith estimated he had logged a total of 100 miles on the river there since that My advice to them was to close it command They had ex pended too many manhours and un told Smith Smith told searchers he believes the remaining victim may be within five miles of the accident Bankston died a risking his own life to save others from being lost downstream in the savage river Smith said it is possible See Page 2 Smith and Photo by Deryl Clark   

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