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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 14, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                Weather Ntw Texas October Book Water Watch 412 CUD 5 vo lnf low f Wown Edwards Aquiftr a SOUTH TEXAS Generally pertly cloudy through Thursday except cloudy central and west Thursday Warm Thurs day with highs In the 80s to near to lower Rio Grande Lows tonight near 60 Hill Country to near 70 Immediate Ms Port Arthur to Port OConnor Tonight and Thursday southeast wind 10 to IS Seas 3 to 5 Port OCon nor to Brownsville Tonight and Thursday southeast wind near 15 Seas 4 to 6 NORTH TEXAS Partly cloudy tonight with tows ranging from Increasing clouds on area wide with scattered showers or thunderstorms west and Highs in the upper 70s to the lower WEST TEXAS Partly cloudy through Thursday most Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms across much of the area tonight and A lit tle cooler north Lows tonight SO Panhandle and moun tains to near 60 Highs Thursday 69 Panhandle to 81 south and upper 80s Big Bend Extended Forecast FridaySunday SOUTH TEXAS Mostly sunny and warm generally fair and mild nights Friday through Highs near 90 Rio Grande Plains and lower Rio Grande Lows 50s Hill Country and inland Southeast near 70 lower coast and lower 60s rest of South WEST TEXAS A chance of showers or thunderstorms most sections mainly east of mountains Friday and then partly cloudy No significant change in Panhan dle and South Plains highs lows Permian Concho and far west highs lows Big Bend area highs tower 70s to tows tower 40s to upper NORTH TEXAS A slight chance of showers west No rain expected Saturday or Highs upper 70s to mid lows mldSOs to lower Texas Weather Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms were expected across West Texas tonight and across portions of North Texas Thursday as an upper level storm system moved closer to the The approaching storm system and other systems located around Texas and to the east caused gusty southerly winds across the Hill Country and Low Rolling Plains early pro mpting the National Weather Ser vice to issue lake wind The storm located ear ly today to the west of also produced high level clouds over most of the Forecasts called for partly cloudy skies statewide through Lows tonight will be mostly in the 50s and ranging from near 50 In the Panhandle to the mid 60s in the Lower Rio Grande Highs Thursday will be mostly in the 70s and Early morning temperatures were mostly in the 50s and ranging from the 40s over the Big Bend and portions of East Texas to the lower 70s along the Texas Extremes ranged from 43 at Marfa in the Davis Mountains of Southwest Texas to 73 at Cor pus Christ Other early morning temperatures around the state in cluded 58 at 54 at Wichita 59 at Fort 57 at 55 at 58 at San 48 at 62 at 61 at San 52 at 58 at Midland and 64 at El Continued from Page U former downtown merchant and still owns property said he believes after attending the conference that one of the keys to success with a revitaliza tion program is keeping quality merchandise Weve got to offer something that makes people want to come the councilman He learned some innovative ideas at the one of which would give property owners a new way to use downtown He said pro perty owners in other cities with successful revitalization projects have turned their upstairs floor space into assets by installing bed and breakfast Although that particular idea might not be right in New Goodbread said there are other innovative uses for va cant space He said he thinks that with the support of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce and the general the downtown area will be a win New Braunfels downtown mer chants considered a revitaliza tion program about three years At that time a survey was made of the 56 downtown proper ty The majority of pro perty almost 80 agreed that additional offstreet parking was needed and 75 per cent were interested in downtown Less than half of the property owners indicated that they were somewhat in terested in historic preserva Fiftyfour percent of the property owners indicated in the 1985 survey that they were in terested in the city restoring sidewalk areas and lighting fix Also during the the chamber conducted studies of the traffic and other activity Croodbread said downtown merchants attitudes have chang ed in recent 1 think theres a different mindset among he The councilman added that if this revitalization attempt is to be the community and all groups will need to put egos aside and work The councilman stressed the fact that cities that have been successful with their downtown revitalization projects have bit the bullet and hired fulltime project He said one person is needed to draw ideas and expertise from persons and groups involved in the A lot of people in this com munity like to nickel and dime things and thats the results they he adding that a qualified downtown project coor dinator would be able to help all the groups and individuals in volved to work together effec 1 would say downtown has the things they dont have anywhere We have the quaintness theres nothing quaint about a shopping center and we need to capitalize on what we Goodbread The councilman added that tax abatement similar to the one offered WalMart because of its distribution and lowinterest loans might be something New Braunfels could He said joint efforts such as the planned pumpkin carving contest are a good example of simple ways to keep the downtown area Some business people already are looking toward the downtown as a place to locate because rents generally arc lower than similar property in shopping the councilman Stammtisch frem Peea i A will be forwarded to the Foundation Trust Fund in depository accounts are set up at New Braunfels National luttO Walnut and First Federal Savings and Associa 1W Main in New Court local silver haired legislature represeatstive Lucille Mefd at tttaiio Caayon Lake tar man Patty ScbMl of New Brauofels is spending some time in Dallas at the State Fair and asked her mom Stella Addison to tell anyone who might be going to the fair before 28 to stop by her booth and My For the past Patty has had a booth at the State Fair and again this year is selling her arts and including jeweled She also has been ask ed to be a judge io the clothing divi sion in the womens building at the Patty works all year making weens to sell at the State Fauaad at her mom frem fate 1A the rural teens who are usually from families involved In The kickers alao favor western attire widebrimmed cowboy western boots and Their dress code is the membership card to their Shaw sees the kickers as a group of individuals who like to party and 1 think they are Ignorant as a And their Ignorance Is why they are rigid and of Ignorance comes from Farm Bureau lack of not so maybe some of them will she These people who call themselves Independents are not afraid to show They are not They come from a lower social group and their families have leas money and they dont have the trendtest They lack self Shaw Many of them are I think there are more drugs than alcohol in this Some of them steal for their drug Nothing Jeanne daughter of and Mike was nam ed the 1987 Comal County Farm Bureau Queen in an 11 Runnerup was Roxanne daughter of and Max Jeanne will represent Comal County at the district 10 contest 24 at Inn of the Hills in Kerrville to com pete for scholarships at district and an additional available at the state Photo by Deryl Public Meetings The New Braunfels Utilities Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at Wednesday at the NBU meeting The board will consider approval of the yearly maintenance contract for computer The board also will consider approval of the sewer line installation contract for County Line After discussing the capital equip ment the board will go into executive or closed session to discuss land acquisition for the surface water treatment facility and for a water storage tank and pumping facilities adjacent to Interstate 35 at FM The board also will consider land ac quisition for water system facilities adjacent to County Line Road The GuadalupeBlanco River Authority Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting at 10 Thursday at the GBRA offices in Along with considering regular the directors will consider approval of bond ratings for financing of the Canyon Lake hydroelectric plant now under con Budget board paves way for prerelease prisons A I fcJ AUSTIN AP Negotiating for private prisons should begin next now that the Legislative Budget Board has set prices for con prison director Jim The Legislative Budget Board on Tuesday said private contractors must be 10 percent below a cost of per inmate per day in fiscal year 1988 to be considered for a state contract to build and operate a pre release The 10percent provision is in the private prison law approved by the 1987 The boardapproved amount is the estimate for the Department of Cor rections to build and run up to four proposed 500inmate facilities for prisoners who are about to be releas The cost goes up to in fiscal year 1989 and in fiscal year Property and franchise taxes paid by private contractors will not be included in their costs under the board The prison board will meet Monday to decide which contractors it will negotiate with during the bidding said TDC Director Lynaugh said he does not know how long the negotiation process will I havent spoken with any of their and contract negotia tions can The board earlier narrowed a list of 33 proposed bidders to six qualified bidders we can negotiate he The cost set by the budget board was higher than the figures board staff came up with after reviewing figures provided by the corrections The staff numbers in 19U8 in 1989 and in 1990 were higher than the figures developed by the Lynaugh Ray DWichita said the budget board figures are higher because they include more counselors in more areas for the inmates and higher construction cornea eaty far Shaw Shaw hat alao traveled to Bl Salvador herestieittpJM 17yeer according to moat lack opportunities to succeed and rnsny face recent mcnt and Many figure theyll get their high achool degreet and go to the United while othen will go Into the army or the she According to more than studenU In El Salvador will not go to while a majority wont even finish the compulsory wmwi of i what we and locally heretaComal we dont have tte power or she I guess were just the rw IV JUK MBV everday people who will grow up to have a mortgage and pay taxes to support government that doesnt really serve our New Braunfels ISO seeks community ed teachers Disregard the Those who cant Nothing is further from the truth People who can teach are in great especially by the New Braunfels ISO Community Education Community Ed is gearing up for the spring agenda and searching for teachers who are interested in teaching what they know to Community Ed has received requests for classes in the following areas remedial math for those entering or reentering the work business sign landscaping of understanding the game of cheerleading and medical Also requested are beginning and conversational beginning and advanced conversational advanced shorthand and native Texas If you are interested in leaching any of these courses or any other please contact Leland Cox or Marsha Rhodes at If you are currently teaching a course for Community Education and would like to offer it again next please contact them SVHS homecoming week with Queen contest Students at Smithson Valley High School have planned a full week of activities leading up to homecoming this Friday nights football game against Hays Consolidated will be highlighted with a pregamc show as well as a special halftime perform ance and announcement of the home coming Finalists for queen are seniors Shannon Shannon Bridget Lozano and Shelley Members of the court will be junior Jill sophomore Holly Countryman and freshman Vicki A homecoming dance will be held Saturday night in the school cafeteria from 8 to Dress will be semiformal and music will be by the Elephant Cost is S2 per student or per Tuesday and Wednes day of this week are designated spirit when students will dress according to a specific theme each The Athletic Booster Club is sponsoring a noisemaker contest and will award Smithson Valley windbreaker jackets to students who have the most creative and loud est Friday has been designated color with students dressing accord ing to Freshmen will wear sophomore juniors and seniors will come to school wearing white and A pep rally will be held at when winners of the hall and car decorating contests will be All activities for homecoming week are being coordinated by the Smithson Valley High School Stu dent Council and SV high school organizations choose officers for 198788 Students at Smiihson Valley High School continue to elect of fl eas of various clubs and organiza tions for the 198788 school French Club officers for the year arc Kevin president Anne vice president Deanne secretary Michelle treas urer and Gina In the Science new officers are Scon president Joanna vice president Amie secretary Sheryl and Amber his Officers of the Octagon Club are Christopher president Kim berlie vice president Tracy secretary Jennifer treasurer Dee Dec Kim par liamentarian and Robert ser Tons of files threaten to break floors HOUSTON API Justice could come crashing down if more files are crammed Into a near buckling store room in the Civil Courts say Harris County engineers Structural analysis showed the store room floors could literally break under the weight of added where tons of paperwork from more than a halfmillion civil cases is now Harris County District Clerk Ray Hardy proposed last January con solidating files from five courts in the A county engineer said that ad ding more files could compromise the ability of the floors to although there is no danger Reams of files fill closets and cubbyholes in the sixstory cour thouse built in There are 25 and for maybe 25 locations for said who would like a centralized storage area on the courthouse first Its a zoo trying to up with he Somethings got to I itsnot the County Building Superintendent McCain said Hardys desired quarters have already been designated for Court Clerk Anita whose fourth floor files also have presented structural pro Hardy is asking for a motorized transport system that would move files between various courts and he also wants increased staffing to put records on House approves retirement benefits bill WASHINGTON AP The House joined the Senate in approving legislation designed to protect the health benefits of retired just days before a stopgap measure was scheduled to By a voice UK House on Tues day pined legislation offering a measure of protection to the medical hanafiti of ratireai whose companies eater Chapter 11 bankruptcy It will protect retiree benefits as much as possible in a said Rep Peter aoon Under the the reUremeei benefits would be given a higher priority among claims on a company undergoing The benefits could be modified or terminated only by voluntary agree ment of the company and the or by the bankruptcy court if the judge determines the move is necessary for the company to The legislation came in the wake of Dallasbaaed LTV im at tempt to suspend medical and life in surance benefits when it filed tor Chapter u protection The paymeoU were rauwtaled two weeks later uader orders froaa a bankruptcy court New York Rodino said LTV retirees with pen ding applications for benefits are protected under the but that the court would still have the flexibility to change the amount of benefits if necesMry for the company to reorganize Theres no question that the LTV situation is covered by this said Martin D It is a change In the law that clearly needs to he Hamilton Mid that while the bill raises we may be hurting rather than helping both employees and Fish the Imminent expiration of stopgap relief legislation means that many retirees may face benefit cutoffs if we don t set today A stopgap measure requiring coa tipued payment of the benefits Is scheduled to expire Thursday Rep James DOtte said he oppases the clause that weuM bankruptcy to er puled it If we pravcaJ Wo leave a subjective eaewtwMty frr tijeigggi iea neMiaV W ffimTnt geaaaaaal laeJIft WMaCBB w frost   

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