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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 2, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Page 1 n Page 9 New Braunfels 191 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 3130 USPS 377800 Friday October 1987 25 Cents One 18 Pages The United Methodist Women will meet Tuesday at am at the First United Methodist Church Guest speaker will be Gina Svmons who will give a dramatic presenta don A Living Portrait of Naomi The public is invited A story on a group 0 people here who want lo lend their moral sup port lo the causes of peace and en ding world strife includes the groups chosen label The Gather ing The headtd by New Braunfelser Augie is not connected m any way with the retail ceramic products The Gather ing Ceramic on Land a Street The New Braunfels branch of the American Association of University Women will meet Monday at 7 3o p m in the Herb Schneider meeting nxnn at New Braunfels National Bank welcomes new members and the group is open to any university or college graduate New Hraunfels Christian Academy is combining the best of both worlds for bargain hunters ami is holding a garage and book wile on oct lo at Mission Drive The sale will last Irom a a m to 4 p m that day and the public is invited St Francis by the Uke Episcopal Churrh will have second annual fall festival on iet lu from Ham to p m on the church grounds at the comer of KM and Spring Mountain Drive Admission is free the procetds from the festival by St Francis outreach program will g0 i0 local com muniiy nonprofit organization with ttubalance gmng into the church building fund A complete barUtue plate will beginning 11 Coffee and desert will be available soda and Utr will inon hand An auc tion will Uheld at intervals throughout the along with a turkey shoot selling of handmade crafts items and games lor children Music will supplied by Si Francisown musical om Fishing The San Antonio Parrot Assocla lion and the Kelly A KB Vouth Ac tivities Pmrgram is hosting the se cond annual Hird Talking Contest Saturday at the Kelly AFB Vouth building IKM The contest LS open to the public for as well as viewers and last New Braunfels Shirley Huck took her parrot to the contest last year and will compete again this nine Check in and registration is from 11 a m o noon and is for members and U for nonmembers Viewing is from noon to l p m and judging is from 1 lol p m Awards will be presented at 4 p m Large and small turds will be judged four areas and whistl ing Admission to the contest is 50 cents for youth and for adults Call the Kelly Vouth Center at 925 Kioo or or more informa lion Good luck this Shirley New Braunfels Parks and Recrea lion Department is sponsoring a See Page 2 State senator says Firearms control law not intended for local dilution New Braunfels emergency rescuer took a half an hour ana used a hydraulic too to free 34 yearold Jean Ellen Gilbert from her overturned compact car Thursday after hrvehicle ran up on a brick wall and Gilbert was not seriously injured m what was called an unusual Photo by Deryl Clark Bizarre rollover accident entraps Hew Braunfelser By SASAM DUKE Writer w Braunfels emergency medical technicians met a chatlenijtThins day that forced them to UMall their and iatuiHe free a woman from her car Jean Kllcn iiitxr Liberty escajxM her car stnick stone and turned on its side m front of Schlitlerhahn on Stnrt late Thursday morning Although she sul fered only minor injuries the woman was trapped in the car for more than a half hour with her legs wedged under the dash while fireman stugnl ed to releaseher Fire Chief Phillip Maker said technicians assesvd omdi lion immediately arrival and then praceded with to get her out of the car He said the men knew the woman was not in immediate hut they had to avoid mjur her legs as t hey the car Its easy to pull a roof oft or Uar a steering wheel out of a car if no ones m there All of these things are skills but when you get a n it s different There is potential for injuring the person who sin Baker said The chief all fire fighters have taken initial classes in use of rescue equipment and all of the firemen are trained in KMS techniques So besides the equipment which is pretty much they have to deal with patient care he said technicians got inside the car with Gilbert Thursday to assess her njunes Baker said a device which immobilizes Die head and neck wa placed on the woman It keeps the ack in place That stabilized the body so we could move her around a little more the fire chief said once the situation was evaluated and the appropriate precautionary measures EMS workers went about the job of trying to loosen the grip on the woman Baker said that during a he human body is thrown into places was never intended to go The seat probably moved forward dur Thursdays wreck and of course she was in it So that had her wedg By DAVIDMAY Staff Writer State Bill Sims said recently thai state legislation empowering counties to restrict or prohibit discharge of firearms in populated but subdivisions of 10 or fewer acres was not intended to be diluted into anything Statements made by some county commissioners during public hear ings held two weeks ago suggested that both the 10acre provision and the types of firearms covered could be interpreted in different ways and commissioners could use discretion in writing an That was certainly not the intent of the said DSan Angelo of Senate Bill passed in regular session for counties We had it much but 1 agreed to an amendment made in the It was meant to regulate on 10 acres or not to allow commissioners to pick a number between one and Sims said had the intention been for county governments to use discretionary powers in writing local the bill would have been worded It would have been a whole different To me it is very understandable The county attorney is currently drafting an order which is expected to be brought back to commissioners court within the next two weeks for State legislators pass ed the bill largely through the efforts of Canyon Lake area residents who circulated petitions and testified to a growing problem in the county with hunters and poachers in subdivisions near homes and Commissioner Clyde Jacobs said Thursday a possibility exists that an order will be in force in time for the start of deer hunting but that commissioners may seek a referendum on the issue during a general election next A majority of the community has expressed they want strict regula but 1 am not sure that is a true said The Precinct 4 commissioner said he has proposed the order be written with a sunset Based on the votes it would either stay or That would be a true exercise of the wishes of the Commissioner Lorenzo Camarillo said while regulation of firearms is necessary around the there may be concerns about adopting an order effective Two public hearings held two weeks ago heard varying comments about the countys intentions to draft such a Jacobs said he was also unclear as to whether the county had discre See Page 1 September perm its indicate increased residence building vi a i jcc i rdQe 2 Commissioners okay million budget for 198788 By DAVIDMAY Stall Writer County Commissioners Thursday gave preliminary approval to IHHHs operating budget of 4 some 12 percent over the cur rtnt years exjHnditures The pro posed budget will IKplaced in the county clerk suffice for o day public display Commissioners indicated more paring and reworking of the nvom mended budget will occur before final approval is granted sioner Neil Craigmile said the mended budget is full of holes Of the million overall expen diture million is m the general fund Despite an increase in operational a projected general fund surplus of enabled commissioners put of raising 19K7 ad valorem rates holding it at last years level of M 12 cents From all expenditure categories a carryover balance of SI s million has been projected It looks like we are in good shape said County Auditor Hate Uond Now we just hope all our pro jected funds come m We just have to sweat it every month Bond said he is projecting a surplus of million at the end of but he also is anticipating that surplus fund to decrease to by the end of The county began this year with a surplus fund of With a half cent sales tax taking ef fect Jan Iknid is projecting sales tax revenues m 1988 at By law the county will reduce its property tax rate next year based on See Page 2 City building permits issued in September indicate that home building is increasing in the Fourteen permits were issued for homes in the city last month as op posed to six permits for singlefamily homes issued during The permits include just less than million worth of new home con struction in the In per mits were issued for worth of new home Three permits were issued for new home construction in New Braunfels in September Those permits were issued for worth of new home Also last year permits were issued for three duplexes totaling in value and one fourplex worth The average estimated value for each of the 14 newly permitted homes is The average value is down from the average value of new homes for which permits were issued in Three of the new singlefamily home permits were for homes valued at less than Other homes range in value from to The homes have an average of square feet of living Two commercial construction per mits were issued in One permit is for a convenience store and gas station at 189 Interstate 35 The second permit was for a bridal shop at 1551 Three commercial construction permits were issued one year ago for worth of Books for salo Beautiful but slightly breezy and cooler weather is forecaste for South Central Texas over the weekend Highs today will be in the up per 80s with light and variable As an anticpated front moves winds will increase to 15 20 mph and temps will cool lo the mid DOS tonight with Saturday calling for mostly sunny and breezy con ditions 12 It ClOSSttOM UmiTAHMKHT QUIUiliS KUSIOUSfOCUS I 1011 Divers coverge in NB to clean up the Comal More than 300 divers from Houston and the Gulf Coast region are descen ding on New Braunfels this weekend to get their feet wet and help improve the environment along the Comal Kiver as part of the 12th Annual Trashfesl The held the first Satur day in October evey draws divers to the area to clear the waters in the Comal Each tons of every imaginable kind of trash has been dredged up from the riverbed Odds are this year wont be any dif In the lasts few the Trashfest has turned up some real unusual finds from below the water Divers have located things such as bath Christinas trees and air conditioners during recent cleanups not to mention the ordinary trash bottles and ring tabsbv the ton Certified divers and their friends are invited to join the effort from 9 to 7 on the banks of the l oinal Kiver in Hinman IsJand Park Gene Trashfest chair said the event has more or less evolved from a loosely organired group of friends trying to clean up the river to a large group scouring the river for Trashfest is spon sored by the Texas Gulf Coast Coun cil of Diving Clubs Baugher said the group and the event are nonprofit and the cleanup is done completely by It just he said about the See z Blanche book sale chairman and Dittlinger Library board loads a truck with books with the help of Babs and Linda president of Friends of the Dittlinger The Friends are sponsoring a book sale at the meeting room of the library today and Saturday from 10 to 5 to for a set En cyclopedia Paperbacks are selling for 25 cents and hardbacks for 50 cents and organizers say there is a large variety of books Last years sale raised more than to help the library buy racks and Photo by Frances I
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