Friday, December 4, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 4, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas 3pointshota big hit among New Braunfels 236 New Texas 78130 DSPS Zeituno SPS 377880 ige8A Friday December 25 Cents Its time again for the Brauntex Theatre and the Downtown Mer chants Association to bring a 25cent movie to the youngsters of New Braunfels While you are Christmas shopping in downtown New Braunfels drop the kids off at the Brauntex at either or II a m to see Benji the Hunted for only a quarter Next weeks movie is The Muppets Take Manhat tan A birthday party dance in honor of Mayor Pro Tern Hamon Chapa Jr is planned for Saturday at Holy Family Hall Social hour is sel for 7 w to H p m with the dance with music hy Calibre to be held from 8 no to midnight The third annual Silver Tea and Pomsettia Sale benefiting the Coin munity Service will txheld this year in the Hotel Faust Ijobby from 2 to 5 p m Sunday just before the Community Sing on the There will be coffee and punch and homemade cookies anil the po inset tias are bigger and prettier than last year Businesses and in dividuals i an do their holiday decorating at the same tune they help the Community Sersice Center By the the annual Cummuiu ty Sing sponsored by the Irvater New Braunfels Council is Mm da on Mam at p m ong sheets will be but folk are encouraged to bring flashlights to be able tu nad them Its a fun way to get into the holiday spirit and may le this the weather will cooperate The chapter of the Has Texas State ttmrrsity Alumni Association M tuduitM lkc lu at the Randolph Air hnne Bast1 ilfaer s Club Charlotte Franklin will guests and Franklin will address the banquet concerning K TM s l eletiratmg the Best Reservations must IK made by 1 ec 8 and or reservations call r Marion Hoffnian local president fxU ti2tri or Ixland at tjjuu or ojy l The Kniglits of i niumhus Msgr Anthony 1 i ouncil at Canyon Lake announce its annual project to donations lor the Christmas Toy drive Local Knights are seeking monetary donations new and or repaitable toys games and suitable for children and teen a See STAMMTISCH Page 2A I LOVE IP HCL i TANS 21 shopping days to Christmas I It looks like there will be spr inglime weather this weekend Perfect Christmas shopping and tree decorating weather with partly cloudy skies and highs of about 75 Saturday through K veiling lows will be around 50 and into the upper 4os The Menu 8B RELIGIOUS FOCUS 7A TV County to seek opinion on deals By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Comal County Commissioners are looking for solid ground in the matter of collecting forfeited bonds Commissioners decided Thursday to seek legal opinions on past forfeiture judgments and if unpaid balances can be recovered The court has requested informa tion from the recent audit of the district clerks bond fund account and will ask for briefings from district judges concerning inter pretation of state laws pertaining to bond forfeitures County Judge Fred Clark said it is important to get an opinion from the judges No one has more respon sibility lor the judgments than the Clark said during commis sioners agenda workshop It doesnt mailer what the district at torney requested Clark added that judges and cor porate bonding firms may have been misled into the propriety of agreements initiated by District At torney Uilliam Schroeder The agreements win approved by judges ind allowed corporate bon ding companies to pay only one third of forfeited bonds leaving thousands of dollars uncolkvted It may be that the court would w ant to employ outside counsel as to what opinum might be Clark saui adding he is unsure of the legalities ol setting aside final judgments Although laws governing ap bond forfeitures are an amendment to the state constitu tion m empowered UKCourt of Evans files for election to third term Irecinct uinal County tommis Moner JumUi F filed Thursday with Party Chairman liobbie o tK a third term m office A number of people en cnuragid me to run again the m i umlxnt commissioner That made me fiii good They said they 1 e e colllfllls s lone I Thursday A as first filing day for candidates seeking olfice through elections Kiting deadline is Jan 1 was the tirst to formally tile fur the lu county offices up for elev tion next y ear I would like to continue working on the Viatel oriented Uecreation District to help get it off the ground and to relieve the tax burden on pro prrtie in Coma County saut The commissioner was in strumeiital in working toward legislation that allowed or local op tion pertaining to creation of the district approved by voters in ember also pushed for im provements in the road department which led to the departments pur chase of new resurfacing and other equipment and greater capabilities within the road ision The commissioner said he has other projects on which he would like to continue working including a long term goal of instituting an enhanced yil emergency number for the coun tv Appeals to issue extraordinary writs in cases regarding criminal mat A later ruling affirmed that bond forfeiture proceedings are criminal in nature and the appeals court overturned a forfeiture judg ment Schroeder said Wednesday he may have misinterpreted state laws in ap plying remittitur statutes to final forfeiture judgments he When the courts approved it seemed to go hand in glove I personally feel its our respon sibility as custodians of tax dollars to persue this Precinct 4 Com missioner Clyde Jacobs said when suggesting an attorney generals rul ing be sought We need to see if we are on solid ground Precinct 1 Commissioner Neil Craigmile agreed Its time to be advised of these actions I think we need a report from judges as to what kind of action they plan to take so we know where to go from here This court needs some kind of direction added Precinct i Com missioner Camarillo If monies are outstanding we need to look to correct those problems District Clerk Margaret Herbnch said questionable agreements date back as far as and added she would research the files to uncover any additional cases where payment of less than full amount of called bunds was approved County records indicate some has not been collected from appearance bond forfeitures between PageJA Workers move one of the massive liners which will be placed in the dam Photo by Deryl Clark Two 18 Pages Conduits going in atdam By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Workers Thursday began the massive job of lining the Canyon Dam conduit to prepare the structure for a hydroelectric generating plant being built at the Steel pipes 7 feet in diameter and about 50 feet long will be inserted into the dam to reinforce the existing con duit Employees at the site are work ing in 12hour shifts around the clock to finish the Thomas quality control super visor at the construction said the job needs to be completed as soon as He added that the steel liner is needed because the generating which will provide electricity to New Braunfels will in crease the pressure on the We hope to have the majority of the work done by the first part of Then well be able to make lakei releases as Hill the outflow from Ca nyon Lake is being pumped over the dam and into the Guadalupe River downstream of the construction Hill said the sooner the construction work is completed within the the Heavy rains upstream of the dam could force the contractors to abandon work and wait another year before As the steel pipes are inserted in the workers will weld them together and force grout through holes in the pipes to secure Page2A Mando Garcia hands Rudy Gil a strand of lights photo by David Herrell Hospice to light up special tree A tree atop McKenna Memorial Hospital will light up tomorrow as an invitation to Comal County to participate in Hospice New Braunfels The third annual pro gram will begin at 53o p m Community directed by Arlen will perform while Mayor George Krben throws the switch that temporarily turns on Hospices Tree of Lights After the all but a few strings to form a tree will be turned off until Comal County residents turn them on again with contributions honoring special people in their lives A Ski or greater contribution will turn on a tret1 light in honor of someone who lights up your or in loving memory of a friend or or perhaps to celebrate a birthday or anniversary Hospice will send a keepsake or nament to the honored person or family Last years program was suc cessful not only by providing needed financial support to the Hospice program of assistance to the terminally ill and their but also because of the widespread community support Friends and sweethearts turned on a light for each other at bridge clubs and pro fessionals sent contributions for See Page2A Pfeuffer named to lead water recreation board By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Jean Pfeuffer was named presi dent of Comal Countys Watei Oriented Recreation District Thurs day in a unanimous vote by County Commissioners Pfeuffers nomination by County Judge Fred Clark to preside over the inaugural and landmark board was seconded by Precinct I Commis sioner J L Kvans On behalf of all of this is a very great Pfeuffer said We intend to do the very best we can and we are looking forward to it Klection of remaining officers and determination of as well as locating a meeting place are the next steps for the board to resolve other members are Harry Dr Jerome Betty Dr John Melvih Nolle and Guv Anderson Commissioners delivered members their certificates of ap pointment and which in clude conservation of natural resources of the district and protec tion of the publics safety and County Clerk Rosie Bosen bury administered the oaths of Clark told the board members their tasks were magnified but said he felt confident they were equal to the challenge You have the support first of a substantial majority of citizens and the unbridled enthusiasm of the he said Creation of the district was approv ed by voters in November by better than a 21 margin following the first of its kind legislation enacted earlier this The district will levy user fees and other specific charges designed to generate revenues to alleviate county general fund depen dancy lor maintenance ol law emergency services and litter control Definition of drought conditions must be resolved By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Representatives of state and federal agencies sat down at the bargaining table earlier this week in an effort to resolve the future of Canyon the general manager of New Braunfels Utilities said Bob head of described a meeting in with numerous agency representatives as an experience of government bureaucracy in action A number of state and federal agencies must come to a joint deci sion about when a drought Sohn said If some compromise is not worked out within about a it is likely that 90 cubic feet per second will be released from Canyon Lake at all times Representatives of the local utilities and the river authority responsible for the Guadalupe River have said that a minimum release of any kind threatens the future of the along with the Guadalupe Blanco River the Texas Water the Texas Water Development Board and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department must U manager agree on the definition of a drought and just when Canyon Lake releases should Sohn said there isnt much time for the negotiations Parks and wildlife department representatives hold the view that at least 90 cubic feet per second should be released from Canyon Lake at all times The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has agreed with that opinion and required GBR A to release no less than 90 cfs from the lake except during droughts GBRA officials have said there See RE Page 2A Cheer Fund aims at making holiday brighter The annual Cheer Fund has a goal of making the holidays brighter for 200 area families by providing Christmas The HeraldZeitung sponsors the fund drive each year and receives assistance from the Na tional Guard and Community Ser vice The goal Ui 1987 is to provide Christmas dinners for 200 families in the area who might not other wise be able to enjoy a holiday feast So that means that more than must be collected before Contributions of nonperishable food items also are being accepted at the newspaper The HeraldZeitung will publish the names of contributors to the Cheer Fund each Contribu tions are taxdeductible and may be made at the newspaper office at 707 New Texas For more informa tion or to arrange for pickup of call Carol Avery at 625 The total now stands at with contributions Thursday from and and and an anonymous donation of