Friday, August 7, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 7, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Cowboys tearing to cope without Page 9 New Braunfels 152 New Braunfels Herald Publishing 707 Landa New Ztituno Texas 78130 USPS 377800 Friday 1987 25 Cents One 16 Pages Stammtisch Some of the residents along River Road dropped by here this week to publicly express their thanks to the volunteers and members of Friends for Rivers who spent time In the hot sun to clean up that road We wish to express our gratitude for your hard work in picking up the un necessary trash on the Guadalupe River Road in the 12mile Thank you and hope it stays Residents of River Friends for Rivers plans another River Road cleanup Stay tun ed for New Braunfels Presbyterian Church Youth Group is hosting a car wash Saturday from 9 to 4 at The Plant Haus at 956 Proceeds from the event will help these teens pay for their spring mis sion trip to County Judge Fred Clark and New Braunfels Mayor George Erben have proclaimed August 1623 as Multiple Sclerosis The local chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society in conjunction with other chapters is sponsoring a golf tournament Tee off time is and you can register at the Landa Park prop shop An account has been set up at Texas Commerce Bank for those wishing to contribute to the research fund of the Some 200 cases of MS are diagnosed each and the disease is the leading crtppler of young There is no cure but research is ongoing and needs support from all of Tom Craig Mark Hampton and friends will host a clean up along the Comal River Thursday Things get going about 6 at the Float Inn on Mill Street next to the tube The sponsors will have the plastic probably food and beverages will be available at Camp Warnecke at the end of the enter probably about 8 Clean up will be along the banks of the worlds shortest river and on the bottom of the channel with the help of some area scuba It all begins at the base of the tube chute and head downstream to the New lets clean up our There are wooden nickels cir culating around New and you should accept one so the 1987 Wurslfest Grosse Opa Carroll Udo Hoffman can get his name circulating as Youll have to find Udo to get His office is in Executive Bank off Interstate 35 If you bump into Jeff he might know where he New Braunfels Christian Academy will welcome the general public to their new 995 Mis sion Hills Drive at the eiid of Kerlick Lanei with an open house from 2 to 4 Check it out Its going to be a hot weekend with sunny skies and temperatures in the upper South winds will be between 10 and 15 Skies tonight will be fair with warm temperatures in the upper 70s and south winds at 10 Saturday will be partly dowdy and hot with another high in the upper Winds this weekend also wUl be from the south at 10 to 15 OMSfft 1015 I 3 4 SBPPI OfMMOHS BPWSWHRsr voni Area economy may see upswing as commercial projects happen ByJOHNKASTNER and JIMWEBRE Staff Writers With a sagging a high unemploy ment rate and a homebuilding market that has seen better area contractors and lumber suppliers say they feel confident that business is on the upswing especially in the commercial building Unemployment during the month of June was compared to percent in said Gary office manager of the local Comal and Guadalupe County Texas Unemployment Commission He at tributes the increase to the number of high school students being out of school and school teachers and cafeteria employees seeking sum mer Seaton said his workload has increased over the past two months because of some of the building projects taking place including renovation and new construction at New Braunfels Central Fire a New Braunfels Utilities power project and construc tion of a shopping center at the WestPoint Pep perell Mill We are looking at some upcoming activity that could generate people calling us and asking questions about new which is a positive said Lorenz a local contractor with National Bading said the turning point will no doubt come this winter and next spring when higher oil prices coupled with a sagging economy push the larger oil businesses into a more stable market and a more competitive approach to current oil When that he both sides can operate at a profit and can pass Peppered mall permit valued at million A building permit issued last month to WestPoint Pepperell for construction of a million factory malloutlet led July issued permits with construction values 200 percent over those issued in July of New Braunfels Planning Department issued 133 permits last month with con struction values totaling The See Page 2 Good advice on beating heat By DAVIDMAY Staff Writer As the dog days of August prevail with temperatures approaching the 100 degree mark and humidity levels many who work outdoors and those who enjoy fitness or recreational activities amidst the searing heat should be prepared to beat the Those who fail to heed heat stress warn ings and and especially those already diagonosed with certain ailments such as heart disease or are like ly to find themselves in a hospital emergency Medical Director of Emergency Services in New Braunfels John Flannagan perhaps there have been few heat stress victims seen by EMS and hospital staff this He attributed fewer cases this year to decreased river activity which relates to less alcohol Excessive alcohol coupled with outdoor activity quickly dehydrates the body and drains precious fluids and minerals needed to combat If you would have asked me last year I would have told you about a said Flannagan about numbers of heat stress But we havent had that many cases this Much of the midwest and southern por tions of the country have been plagued by rising temperatures and humidity levels that have claimed numerous the elderly are the most com mon victims of heat related There have been no heal related deaths this year in Comal according to He added that deaths usually occur when a person is not immediately treated for heat Both Flannagan and Comal County Health Nurse Mary Lou Erben recommend driniking such commercial products as Gatorade and similar products dur ing and after outdoor Such they are the best for replenishing the bodys See Page 2 1987 Texas Junior Miss program Central Texas contestants garner preliminary awards Tiyee of Uje 19 top high school students in the received prejimjuwry awards Thurs day night in the first rowAd of the Texas Warren Junior Miss Program at New Braunfels Civic with the When wish upon a sta The magical world ol Preliminary competition in the those profits down to the such as a You know that a lot of this must come from the current and the future administration up in Bading You know if they want to straighten out our its got to come from two factors keep inflation down and by the same token keep interest rates down to the Bading said several local Realtors have heard positive response in the last several mon ths involving a massive backlog of Bading sees that interest as an awfully good The local lumber market has leveled off dur ing the past two which is a good sign that the local lumbercontract market has See Page 2 County road rain damage tops million By TRAVIS POLING Correspondent County Engineer Mac McCoy reported to Comal County Commissioners Thursday that weather damage to the county road system ex ceeds S2 McCoy said the heaviest damage has oc curred along River Road because of water How and the saturation of the roads The engineer said one option would be to raise portions of the but something also needs to be done for a longrange The problem of damage to all the county roads has been a major concern to the sioners since the high water caused by heavy rains above and below Canyon Lake caused flooding all along the Guadalupe River and the Commissioner Jumbo Evans said this sort of thing happens any time the weather turns In a threeweek period you go from a firstclass road to one with heavy And youre talking about hundreds of miles of Evans Commissioner Neil Craigmiie said he believes the county ought to begin some long range plans for improvement to drainage which may help prevent some of the road McCoy said he feels that road improvement and maintenance have been going backwards since he started with the road department and probably before Commissioner Clyde Jacobs concurs calling the problem with the roads a 30year pro Were just throwing money at said McCoy said his department is now in the pro cess of doing an inventory of all the county The inventory will be a report on damage and neccessary improvements to all See Page 2 NBU offering utility hotline New Braunfels Utilities is installing a 24 hour hotline to give local customers a chance to ask questions about their in quire about energy conservation measures or just get something off their Jim NSUs resource management said he wanted to try the 24hour service because he has been speaking to various organizations around town and is continually approached by peo ple with questions about the A lot of people have something to say about the We want to hear Were really concerned about what theyre MacDonalcl The 24hour hotline will be answered by a machine that will give callers a one minute spiel about NBU and then will allow callers to leave a the resource manager If it the question is something we hive to well get back with them in two working Macponald want an answer to a specific question life bow to stop infiltration of air or about our fir cowJiiiofler rebuts program or any I can get baefc with 4ftd cjn tell ttem who tine board resource management dtepartmeni is capable ol OMripi a so pan pare ttaeir MaeppAald said