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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 17, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                Page 2 New Texas December Weather Board Water Watch Comal cfs same Canyon Lake cfs down 6 Canyon Lake cfs down Canyon Lake up Edwards down thti request of the GuadalupeBlanco River the dam gates are closed and G8RA has begun pumping water over the dam through its newly constructed Those pumps were damaged during strong winds Monday GBRA officials are working to repair the damage and return the outflow to its previous The Corps of Engineers office at Canyon Dam is an official collection point for recyclable aluminum cans donated to help save the Battleship a veteran of two World Wars that is now rusting away in Take beverage cans to the corps office between 8 and Monday through For more call Forecasts SOUTH TEX AS Cloudy tonight and Friday with a chance of rain over all but Southeast Lows tonight from the 40s north to the 50s Highs Friday most ly in the NORTH TEXAS Increasing cloudiness Mostly cloudy to cloudy Friday with a chance of rain and Lows tonight 34 to Highs Friday 55 to WEST TEXAS Scattered showers most sections tonight and possibly mixed with snow north and higher elevations early morning Lows tonight 25 Panhandle to 37 Highs Fri day 41 Panhandle to 55 south and lower 60s Big Bend Extended Forecasts SaturdayMonday SOUTH TEXAS Mostly cloudy through A chance of showers mainly north Highs generally 60s to near 70 north and 70s Lows from 40s north to 50s south Saturday and and from 50s north to 60s south NORTH TEXAS A slight chance of showers each with highs warming into the Lows mid30s to mid40s Saturday mor ning warming into 40s areawide WEST TEXAS Variable cloun diness with gradually warming Widely scattered showers mainly on Panhandle Highs mid40s to mid lows South Plains Highs mostly lows mid20s to mid Permian Basin Highs mid 50s to lows Concho Valley Highs upper 50s to upper lows mid30s to Far West Highs lows Big Bend Highs 50s to 60s along the Rio lows mid20s to mid 30s mountains to mid30s to mid 405 lower Texas Some snow is possible in the Panhandle and across the higher elevations of West Texas forecasters But much of the state is in the midst of a warming trend although clear skies are expected to turn cloudy tonight and Patrolmans widow gets bond set From staff and wire reports Attorneys representing Lea the widow of slain San Antonio policeman Stephen hoped to post a bond on her behalf and release her from Comal County Jail but she could end up back in jail if she continues refusing to answer a jurys Smith has been kept in jail here by federal authorities during a grand jury investigation into possible vigilante activity by her who was killed in 1986 by friend and fellow officer Ferrell Tucker was found innocent earlier this year of firstdegree murder Comal County jail has a working agreement with the government to house federal prisoners Smith was jailed because of her refusal to answer two questions before a federal grand jury probing the shooting death of her as well as other events prior to his Jail Continued from Page 1 failing to appear before the court last He was given 10 years proba tion and ordered to pay Theft charges against the second man were dismissed by the district attorneys office on grounds of insuf ficient A district attorney spokesman said the mans warrant Drought should have been recalled and never The pair formerly lived in New Braunfels and were arrested in Dallas They had admitted to authorities that they had lived together for several years and had been confirmed of carrying an AIDS Continued from Page 1 with a slower rate of recharge into the underground water could mean the Comal Springs and numerous wells would go In creased population in the aquifer region threatens the water Glass Were close to the point where we can pump in a year what we pumped in seven years from 1950 to she Central Texas experienced the worst drought in history during the During that flow from the Comal Springs and the Guadalupe River dropped to record As a result of extensive water use studies in the a plan has been devised to build new reservoirs and reduce water Glass She ad ded that even if new reservoirs are built and conservation measures are greatly the aquifer will remain a major water source for Central KRAUSE BOOKS is pleased to invite the public to attend the autographing of PETER BARTHELME funny mystery thriller PUSH MEET SHOVE 17 to Landa Plaza 625025 Continued from authority maintain river temperatures below 70 Arti st said there is no chance of water heating to that As of Wednes day the river just below the dam was The river was at degrees at the second crossing on River A GBRA representative at the con struction site said he expected to have equipment working by today to resume pumping over Canyon Thomas GBRAs quality con trol said flexible joints were torn The joints allowed the pump barge to move up and down while It was connected to a pipe on High wind and wave action on the lake just tore the he two of the flexible joints made of rubber and steel were specially made in Houston Tuesday and were on their way to Canyon Hill add Those things happen and you just do what you have to do to get It work ing You cant know what Mother Nature is going to he Water was being pumped over the dam and Into the river below while workers insert steel lining Into the dam conduit In preparation for a hydroelectric plant at the base of the GBRA officials said they ex pect the lining to be complete by the end of Continued from Page 1 decided we should look for other of fices until remodeling of the old cen tral fire station is Baker Asbestos is an incombustible fibrous material used at one time for insulation and fireproofing Its use was outlawed by the federal government in the 1970s after tests showed people exposed for long periods of time suffered health pro blems such as respiratory complica tions and even Twenty to 25 years that was Baker said of using asbestos in But over a period of time that stuff deteriorates and flakes A who was contracted by the city previously to investigate asbestos discovered in the Lower Col orado River Authority building on Landa Is expected to issue a report by next week and to give recommendations for treatment or removal of the Asbestos has also been discovered recently in other facilities including the old postal offices and some A paintlike spray can be applied to hold the material together and pre vent it from but such measures are only Removal is expensive and the material would have to be handled and disposed of The because of fiscal is likely to undertake temporary solutions un til the problem can be permanently TABC local director Sam Smelser said until he is told there exists an ex treme health his office will remain there until other space can be TABC has a working agree ment with the city and county that enables it to use office space rent Our position is we are a guest of the city and the Smelser Weve been told there is no im mediate health Were not here eight hours a five days a unlike the fire departments secretary and investigator who had more contact with Someone with good reason for alarm is Darlene She had worked in the building 15 years with the health department until they moved to the county courthouse little more than a month Beaty wersees several of the departments nealth Including Indigent Health I was concerned until I delved in to it a little she Im sure over a period of time I was ex It was a very low level and my doctor is aware of Beaty said has recently been treated for high blood but has been assured she presently shows no signs of complications link ed with asbestos It sometimes takes up to 10 years to develop the It depends on a persons Immune Some are more susceptible than Im pretty optimistic and my doctor will continue to monitor she Baker added that large pieces of ceiling flakes falling to the floor pos ed little hazard for persons In the of but that microscopic flakes are threatening over a long period of Eventually its going to have to be said But it is a very low level and really of no emergency or Continued from voters countywide through landmark state Pfeuffers term of office Wednesday was determined as one Other officers and board terms are vice Guy twoyear term John oneyear term Betty twoyear term Jerome oneyear term Melvln twoyear term Harry twoyear The board Is to Inquire today on ac quiring needed Insurance bonds In the amount of Deadline for ob taining the bonds Is ac cording to statutory Members said the county had In dicated a willingness to pay bonding expenses out of the boards county startup funds and the board was to determine whether It could enact policies with one agent or whether it would have to seek In dividual The board also discussed selection of a depository for acquired funds and Members agreed they should use either of two federal bank Ing institutions at Canyon Lake and were to review Interest rates and possibly act on that selection at the next They expressed a possibility that In the both banks could be The board also adopted a formal seal to be used when executing con tracts or The seal will be a circle and a star and will contain either the boards name or A desire to hold town meetings ear ly next year to discuss possible tax Ing rates was favorably received by the The board Is to establish revenuegenerating procedures to raise money through rental fees within the Other means of raising funds are through occupancy taxes and is suance of revenue Money generated will be used for maintaining and enhancing road con enforcing providing emergency services and acquiring land and establishing permanent the board will be responsi ble for permit as well as collecting and disbursing of Board members believe incorpora tion of Canyon If successful will largely have an Impact on what taxing measures they Imple We are going to have to sell ourselves to the people of Canyon said Nolle regarding the possibility of successful incorpora We could be a major source of improvements to Canyon Canyon Lake as may any residents of the may peti tion the court for dlsannexatlon from the Betly Walls discussed funding possibllltes through various state grants and funding The board discussed tapping Into resources available both at the slate and county level to assist In seeking such grants and other means to Im plement We need planning to go Into this before we start talking about raising Krupp We need to show the people what we have in mind and what our goals are and not just start collecting Nolle saying goals need to be established for the although the boards Immediate goals will likely be simplified for the early stages of establishment and im noting the millions of dollars spent In the district by thousands of summer 1 hope we do not set the tax rate at the highest possible There Is a lot of monies generated The lake and river below the dam are the most used waters In the The board said it Is concerned with taxing certain businesses which will be impacted by In cluding hotels and Free Delivery Inside New Braunfelt Gardens Nursery Floral Landscape 2 OFF ON Value to Now S Christmas Trees Decorated Trees Wreaths CASHnCARRY 666 Landa New Braunfels 625FRESH One local resident told the Ed wards representatives he is concern ed that the aquifer could be con My concern is that once the aquifer is it can never be restored to its original he Other citizens suggested that dur ing times of the prime con cern should be maintaining water for human residents said industrial and commercial uses should be Gene president of the New Braunfels Utilities board of said he thinks drought management measures should begin long before Comal Springs go Another citizen said he thinks the larger cities in the namely San have a responsibility to con serve I think the bigger cities should conserve water all the time because theyre setting high and dry and their 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