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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 16, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                of high school coaches Page 10A New Braunfels 201 707Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377800 5126259144 Ztituno Friday October 1987 25 Cents 22 Pages A 20 percent chance of rain or light drizzle is in the area forecast tonight as that an ticipated cool front treks Highs this after noon will reach the lower 80s under partly cloudy skies with lows tonight in the lower Saturday will be mostly c loud ly in the morning giving way lo some sunshine in the after Highs are not expected lo pass the degree mark and tomorrow night will be slightly CO M OUi UHUIIMMUII u 124 II 111 Two heads Eckerd Drugs is sponsoring a Halloween Coloring Contest for local kids between the ages of 2 through Until children may go to 603 81 and pick up an application which has the pumpkin picture on Judging will be Oct 30 and winners will receive an adorable Punkin Harold asked if he could enter the but hes way too old for this The Comal County Emergency Childrens Shelter is now taking ap plications for Its Friends of the Shelter Volunteer Organization If youre Interested in making a dif ference in an abused or neglected childs call Barbara volunteer or Pattl shelter at or drop by the shelter at 307 W Bridge between 9 am and 5 Monday through Friday The volunteer group is what keeps the shelter so if you have time to help them A proclamation was recently presented to the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary o Post 7 10 by New Braunfels Mayor George proclaiming October as Bicycle Safety Month in the city and commending the members of the and Auxiliary for their participation in the The Bicycle Safely spon sored by the VFW and was established with twu purposes in mind to help protect bike riders and to safer bicycl ing habits The program emphasizes the nttd for safe bicycling at all and special atlention is call ed lo the act that nighttime bicycle riding on streets and highways is a dangerous and thai proper lighting equipment supplemented with reflective tape provides some but does not eliminate the hazards of riding in the dark Through this more than million bicycles have had reflective tape applied and more than VFW Posts have participated Speaking of bike Memorial Primary parking lot on Saturday from I to i p m ill be the site of a Hike flodco to teach the youngsters the basics of bike First United Methodist Church is hosting an open house lo give the public an opportunity to see the two new buildings at the church The facilities completed in an extensive building program include a new gyn now known as Wesley and a new building that houses the ad mmistrative offices and several new classrooms Because of the added the Methodist Church is now the location of the Developmental Program for Infants and Toddlers and an expanded weekday Nursen School Niw Braunfels Independent School District proudly invites the public to ihe dedication of its renovated Education 431 West beginning at 2 Sun day Open house follows the ceremony from to 4 at the center This is really a nice job of Sec 2A Dutchman Downs included Parimutuel betting on November ballot Two heads may indeed be better than but or this garter snake found by Sharon Knibbe life has been The creature born last week has one dominant but it still winds up bumping into rocks and such as the less influential cabeza still tries to go its own way For more on this freak of nature see Sarah Dukes story on Page Photo by Deryl Clark On proposed water7icreationWstrict County solons schedule three public meetings Compiled from staff and wire reports Voters in Texas including Coma will decide localoption questions on pari mutuel gambling during the genera elec the secretary of states office says A statewide referendum on the parimutuel wagering issue also is scheduled for the Nov general in which voters will decide on 5 proposed constitutional amendments as as two referenduins If panmutuel wagering is approved in the statewide localoption elections art required before horse or dog racing could be allowed in the various counties Comal County Commissioners in August ap proved placing the local option question on ballots here after meeting with representatives of the Comal County Fair Association and the Texas Horse Racing Commissioner L Evans proposed making Dutchman Downs Racetrack located at the a thirdclass race as authorized under Senate Bill 15 Parimutuel wagering in Texas has been outlawed since the 1930s The Legislature in l9Wi decided lo place the referendum question on this years ballot Under that major horserace tracks could be located near Fort Houston or San Antonio Smaller tracks could be located in other counties where localoption elections have approved u Dog racing could be held m three counties Galveston and Nueces Secrelary of State Rains earlier issued a legal opinion saying that localoption elections could be conducted on the same date as ihe stalew ide referendum Every county could have held a local election by order of Us commissioners court or voter petition Kams said Thursday But he said the local option elections had to be called tf davs before next mon ths Counties that uill hold localoption elections on represent all regions of ihe state The referendum must pass statewide before local options could be exercised If approved wagering on horse races would be under tin auspices of the Texas Racing Commission in each county Hie Mich wagering point to creation o new industry m the slate that would ervdnniee expansion of horse and dog bnedine indusincs Racing would have a positive impact on Uirs industries and jobs would be created as a result While some say Texas stands to gain millions of dollarin new revenues others contend that costs relating to increased enforcement and crea tion of a new state agency to horse betting would undercut thoe Parimutuel wagering has approved by the legislature several times dating back to before 1 but has bwi np aled repeatedly after cam would contnnbute to moral decline and criminal activity By DAVIDMAY Still Writer Comal County Commissioners a series of three public meetings to be held next week concerning a proposed Comal County Water oriented Recreation District The question of the districts formation is before all county voters Nov 3 along with 25 constitutional amend two slate referenda and a local option regarding parimutuel wagering Meetings will be held Oct at p m in com missioners court on the third floor of the courthouse an Oct at 7 p m in the Com muiiity Building in at 7 p m in the Bulverde Community CenteY on Koad The public sessions will be an opportunity for citizens to address concerns regarding formation of the district Some of those concerns lo date have been whether Senate Bill 21W might be amended in the future lo allow funding through property taxation or to allow condemnation bv the presently prohibited bv the legislature SB 2194 was writlen exclusively or Comal District boundrifs have been established and are broader than originally projected Commissioner J L Evans stated previously that was to include all areas of Hitcounty impacted by tourism If approved in a governing board would be appointed by commissioners court The board would dtvide funding set out in SB 2194 through sales user fees and issuance of revenue bonds Private industry such as hotels and recreational guide campgrounds and water recreational outfitlers would be subject to user fees Monies derived would be used to improve law enforce litter control and create permanent facilities for sanitary purposes Creation of the district is smi as a means of alleviating maintainance and im provements costs from the county general fund Shaded area indicates boundaries of a proposed water oriented recreation district up for voter consideration 3 P Churning out the Gruene Music Fest Tshirts are Richard workshop manager at Comal County Developmen tal Training and David Smith a client at the MentaJ HealthMental Retardation The design was con tributed by Steve Dockal of Graphic Arts Studio of New Guinn Printing also contributed time and material to the Photo by Deryl Music Fest talent feast Hundreds of hours of volunteer efforts will culminate Sunday at the Gruene Music Fest to benefit Comal County Community Fund Seven local bauds Couni John Calentine and Hot N Jay Eric and Blieders Smith and Southern Innei v ievv and Mogan David and the Grapes of Wrath will be joined by special surprise guests at Gruene The bands will pla from noon to 8 and other entertainment wUl include horseshoes ar games and performances by See   

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