Wednesday, January 4, 1989

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 4, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Legislation hoped to curb drug abuse in Texas firms AUSTIN fAf business aftd the Texas civil Liberties Union are supporting legislation that would require some companies to adopt a policy to mmate workplace drug Unicorns among winners on opening night New Braunfels boys basketball team defeated Smithson Valley Tuesday on the opening night of the District 284A basketball Preseason favorite Alamo Heights downed Canyon and Clemens knocked ivy See Page 10A 4 0 300 ide 1 1 mgexper lence even for uic o But never for the New Braunfels Bridal Fair Associa tion is See Page 2B New Braunfels 38 707 Landa New Texas 78130 DSPS Zeituno 377880 5126259144 Wednesday January 1989 25 Cents Two 18 Pages Students coping with tragedy B e By TIM WAITS Staff Writer Members of the Smithson Val ley basketball team are undergoing the most painful of circumstances the tragic death of one of their David a senior forward for the was killed Monday morning when his car skidded into oncoming traffic on rainslickened FM miles northwest of Canyon Hall was reportedly on his way to basketball practice at when the accident Halls teammates and friends must deal with the painful Its the hardest thing weve ever had to do in our said Ranger Coach Roger There is every emotion frustra sense of The first step the team took was playing their first game without him last night against New Braun fels at Unicorn The Rangers exuded remarkable courage and poise by just stepping on the The way to make Dave proud would be to play just as hard as we said Ranger postman Matt after the Rangers 6041 See Page 2A Halls 32 is taped to the jersey shoulder strap of each of the players on the Smithson Valley boys basketball team in memory of their late The Rangers played their first game Tuesday night since Halls death in an automobile accident Photo by Deryl Clark Board reviews plans for park By DAVID BUILTA Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board discussed a proposed traffic plan for Landa Park and other con cerns during a workshop Tuesday Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Chairman Lupc Castillo said he suggested the meeting so council would be as informed as possible about the proposed traffic plan for Landa Council tabled the adoption of a plan outlining traffic changes in Landa Park at a 12 It will consider the plan at a New Braun Fighters fire on Libyan Revenue from December building permit appli cations at New Braunfels City Hall increased sig nificantly compared to the previous month and to the December 1987 In 89 permits with a total permit val ue of were The total permit val ue in December 1987 was with 68 per mits In 94 permits totaling were A permit valued at also was issued to the Lower Colorado River Authority for alterations to its building on Landa The project includes removal of asbestos and the gutting of the interior of the The December 1988 increase can be attributed a new commercial projects including a KMart development valued at and additions to Schlitterbahn valued at The KMart development at Interstate 35 East has Braunfels Venture using Tribble and Stephens to construct a K Mart store with square feet of lease increase Bad Schloss is using Robert Henry to add a wave tube and hot tub to the water park at 305 Texas Commerce Bank is using Bartlett Cocke to construct an ATM in WestPoint Pepperell Store Plaza for Lcs Edmondson hired Harrison construc tion to build office and storage space at 134 Trade Center at a cost of Builders last month applied for eight single See Page 2A Anglingthrill City stocks springfed pool for fourth annual Troutfest New Braunfels area residents will have an opportunity to experi ence the of trout fishing as Troutfest 89 opens Saturday for a in its fourth will be at the springfed pool in Landa Park Saturday through 22 Braunfels Mayor Doug City Manager Paul Groh Parks Board Chairman Lupe Castillo and numerous dignitaries will host opening ceremonies for inyited guests part Clf the opening festivities lunch will be served by New Braunfels officials to senior citi zens and some Mental Mental Retardation Troutfest is sponsored by the City of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Texas Parks and Wildlife THCounty and Rivercrest David New Braunfels parks and recreation department said the event started four years ago after he and aquatics See PsgtSA Court rejects request for school rehearing AUSTIN AP The 3rd Court of which earlier upheld the states school financing today denied a request for a rehearing in that Poor school districts that filed the original lawsuit against the state financing system sought the rehearing last month after the Austinbased 3rd Court issued a 21 ruling in favor of the Todays rejection clears the way for an appeal to the Texas Supreme See Page 2A WASHINGTON AP Navy planes today shot down two Libyan jet fighters over the Mediterra nean according to White House officials who said the American air craft were threatened while conduct ing routine operations in international The air battle was the first fighting between the United Slates and Libya since American jets bombed Tripoli in 1986 and came amid rising tension between the two countries over Liby as construction of a plant the United States says is intended to produce chemical At the State spokes man Charles Redman told The Asso ciated Press there was no link between the plant and the warplane There is absolutely no connection to any other story or concern you may he It may be but the two things are not Deputy White House Press Secret ary Roman in Los Angeles with vacationing President said two F14 aircraft from the aircraft See Page 2A Eager beavers Fourcounty rampage Morfc charges filed on Georgia trucker HiSJ TWO more charges been filed against a Georgia trucker accused in last week fourcounty driving rampage that injured several people and left more a scgre Qf wrecked Stepten Odell of Coo Wgfe W88 charged Tuesday with two charges of aggravated assault a raojpr The charges d ftpra he allegedly while driving thrnnoh JtRjiijr1 were in County where the tractortrailer rig barreled down Interstate 10 and Tjhg junpsge bspn Friday morn ing about 8 in Kendall County and ended about in Medina County near Three wow were treated at locaj hospitals for injuries they suffered in an4 were in fair or good w toe Medina has been charged with felony possession of cocaine by the Medjfla County Sheriffs Ken Cpunjy charged bun with 10 Parks department Ray and Jesse fee0 the ggfgr iffyer eWpptr machine trees during the tree program of ing RmiJten The mulch will be used in ParRs facilities and organizers say they have received hundreds more trees this year than Trees will be collected through Friday in the parking lot at the springfed Photo by Deryl Claris fcls City Council meeting Monday During the past operating New Braunfels Police Department Officers who worked the park identi fied several traffic control and enfor cement deficiencies in Landa Traffic Safely Coordinator Martin Mayer prepared a report for Police Chief Bocck identifying the problems and made recommendations to correct the problems by meeting national traffic safety Bocck presented the report to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board at its 4 The board See Page 2A Good day Cloudy skies will be around for the next several days and The high today will reach 65 The low tonight will be 57 degrees with a chance for There is a chance of rain and thunderstorms Thursday and the high will be near 70 The low Thursday night will be near 45 Friday will be parity cf6udyanBwarrriWJTatur day will be much cooler with a chance of Inside DEAR TV Stammtisch Persons thinking about volun teering orwho arc interested in the New Braunfels Childrens Museum are invited to a dutch treat luncheon at noon Thursday at Panteras Pizza in Courtyard Shopping The next Kitchens and is scheduled to open in about three Organizers are also planning a fundraiser in so there will be plenty to More than 526 Christmas trees have been recycled through a program offered by the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department and New Braunfels The program will continue until Friday at the Landa Park spring fed pool parking NBU will grind up the trees for the parks department to use in its Last the department gathered about 200 so organizers are pleased with this years Knights of Columbus Council 4183 will host a Free Throw Championship 14 in the gym at Peter and Paul Registration begins at 9 and the competition begins at 10 Younsters ages 10 to 14 are elibi ble to participate and must furnish proof of age and written parental Entry forms and addition al information are available calling John Paine at All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participa tion and achievement and winners receive awards at all levels of Last nearly local Knights of Columbus council hosted more than boys and girls through the dis regional and state See 2A