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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 22, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas wants to cut off pushersfingers AUSTIN AP Drug pushers with repeat convic tions should face we pfospemef losing a finger as according to fi state who says he is drafting a bill that would allow the See Page 12A to meet expectations MIAMI AP The neverending search for The the of the even of the day so pervasive that the San Francisco 49ers have found themselves explaining possible that they can lose to Cincinnati in todays Super SeePage13A 410 M009 ins SOWEST MICROPTJBLISH1NO 2201 BROOKHOLLOW PLZ SUITE 300 TX 76006 ft grows up with exhibit Native Indian make pinatas in the Birth day Cake and pretend youre cooking food in space in a real NASA its all there at the Kitch ens and Cultures exhibit that starts Tuesday at the New Braunfels Childrens p New Braunfels 51 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS Zeituno PS 377880 5126259144 Sunday January 1989 50 Cents Four 42 Pages Good day skies and cool tempera tures are in todays high todayWill be Winds will be from the southeast at 10 Clouds will start rolling in tonight and the low will be Mondays high will bein the high Initde DEAR TV Stammtisch The newest exhibit for the New Braunfels Childrens Kitchens and will open Tuesday with an open house from 9 No admission will be charged and everyone is invited to drop by to see all the neat things going on at the museum in Courtyard Shopping f On that museum workers need some donations of some things for the exhibit for the permanent exhibits One item is toilet paper rolls empty to use fprimakjng pinatas other items are empty cereal cans and anything else that could stock a groawpstorcv If plan to grocery They1 ask that yoU open them from the bot tom so rthey look real on the For the new Storybook Cor the museum needs childrens books magazines and any old beanbag chairs you have silting around the To donate drop by the museum or call For more information on the museum and its new see Page IB today Happy birthday The Defensive Driving Course is 25 years old this year and the Char lie Agency in New Braun fels is More than drivers have graduated from his course since 1974 he began Rose is teaching a course this Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 10 at Canyon High Call 6258Q81 or to sign The American Association of Retired Persons is sponsoring a Alive driving course Wed nesday and Thursday frpm both days at the Citizens1 142 Comal Pjpregistration is required and a will be For more informatipn and call J Tickets still are on sale for the Chamber of Cpmrnerce annual banquet 27 at the Civic Cen Call the v Advanced Theatre classes New Braunfels High School will iperfprm scenes from The and The Odd by Rob Brandy Lytton and Eric wilj Je for honorable ffigsiipn w e The m uwght by The performances will he in jhe eafetprium at 7 Admission is The Group at Memor ial School is sponsoring a wsasm anyone who married to a talks to p wijfe Smith from loswute for Repiodup Uve Staff shortage threatens jail certification By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer A low number of jailers as few as two on duty at one time in the Comal County jail could result in dangerous conditions and a loss of jail says the Comal County My biggest concern is the safety of the employees back Sheriff Jack Brcmcr You end up on a shift sometimes with three or four If we had a riot at a time like if we had some catastrophe I would fear for the safety of those A recent report by Jack inspector for the Texas Commission on Jail indicated a jail staf fing shortage in Comal This is a staffing proposal and we arc not infallible on Crump Crump said 46 employees are recommended to adequately operate the Comal County Jail employs 32 men and See Page 2A New Braunfels City Council Monday will consider a Chamber of Commerce committees request to hire a downtown Photo by Deryl Clark Downtown s future on of chamber committee Officials defend hiring practices By DAVID BUILTA Staff Is downtown New Braunfels in need of revitalization Downtown leaders and City of New Braunfels officials have been considering that question for several New Braunfels City Council will consider acuon regarding downtown revitalization at aregular meeting Monday At a 9 council the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerces Target Down town Committeeasked the city to consider hiring a down town The Target Downtown Committee was formed in the winter at the recommendation of force to council and the chambers board the committees report requesting the We want downtown to be exciting and vital reflecting the personality of the entire said Marian president of the Downtown This is We feel like the City Council has to See Page 2A By STEPHANIE DA VIS Staff Writer Questions about why some public officials didnt advertise staff opcn surfaced at accent Gomal Coun ty Commissioners Court the Sheriff and county attorney maintain they hire persons they I dont have to advertise staff posi said Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer hired Chief Deputy El wood and training and community relations coordinator Alan Trollinger without advertising the Commissioners asked County Attorney Nathan Rhcinlander in court 18 why he didnt advertise his staff Rheinlander said he hired his staff on the basis of previous job perfor mancc and I have to trust them to the extent that I would trust them to raise my own But County Judge Fred Clark said it isnt good judgment for officials to See Page 2A Alamodome opponents take verbal battle to polls SAN ANTONIO AP Suppor ters of a million domed stadium headed to easy victory Saturday in their fight to raise the sales tax a half cent over the next five years to finance construction of the With about 97 percent of the 301 boxes the vote for the dome was leading about 53 percent to 47 with voting for the dome and against the county wide About 30 percent of the registered voters in Bexar County turned out for the election amid clear skies and warm A heavy turnout of absentee voters gave the stadiums opponents an early with of the early voters Ikels reelected to EUWD Incumbent Kenneth Ikels received 180 votes Saturday in the Edwards Underground Water District directorship who ran was re elected to represent Comal County for a sixyear term beginning March Were quickly moving into a time when regulation of ihc underground water is Ikels said Tuesday the Edwards Underground Water District board of directors vot ed to delay submitting a controversial Regional Water Plan to the Texas The 86 vote pitted and Uvalde counties against Comal and which voted against the See Page 2A opposing compared with voting for the Bexar County elections administra tor Tony Gomez said he expected a total turnout of about because of the pleasant weather but a little more than The vote culminates an 18month verbal and propoganda battle between city businessman and grass roots groups over the The prodome were claiming vic tory as early as 8 while those against the proposal concededabout Mayor Henry who leaves office in May after eight years as mayor and six as a has led the prodome factions that say the stadium will propel the city into a new dimension of competition with other cities for Cisneros told voters Saturday that the citys future rested in their Everyone has had their now the decision is in your Cis neros The Rosendo a co chairman of the grass roots tion Communities Organized for City employees may get raises after freeze lifted By DAVID BUILTA Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council will consider thawing out the citys pay freeze and granting merit raises to city employees when it meets at in the New Braunfels Utilities meeting City Manager Paul Grohman has been working on the plan for several He will be asking council tp accept plan giving parity to employ salaries ajid giving merit raises as in the budget for this fiscal We have revamped the pay Basically the pay plan is how our are positioned as far as their We did the entire pay pjan itself if we would have gone to a this prpject pifibjbjy Jiaye cosi to were able to inhpyse basically Orphean said he has had expert Hice in developing pay A pjy Pisa Bays people he actually made less than the firefighters working for them because of the time Weve spread those out somewhat so the person with more responsibility actually gets more Grohman We also had some situations where some of our lowerpaid where they were doing cpmparable jpbs side by and there were 20 and 25 pergent differ ences in their He said the differences occurred because wage freezes were in effect when some employee Weve addressed some pf these things and think we have our employ ees on a fair pay plan that pays equi tably within ow said I think we created some light at the of the tunnel in that people can see what a cerjajfl jpb going to pay in the future and the potentials I ttonfc its order to develop a gp BP icajly the pay plan is the Opea io sya Ujaj pay is equitably had a situation in the Fire where the supervisors In and the departmew heads and I think most Sw Page 2 A New Brawnfels City spnsiiir advertising for bids for the extensipn of Walnut Avenue at its meeting Monday Photo by GeryJ Public is among the leading opponents of the stadiums financing Since the beginning of the Urrabazo and others have debated each other at town meetings and on television in an effort to edu cate the public on the proposed Proponents say the dome would increase the citys Si billion tourism industry by luring larger But Urrabazo and others say the public sector should take over the financing of the proposal and say a tax if should be used for educational programs and basic ser Other opponents have said that See Page 2A Foundation will attract business for the county Comal County Commissioners entered into an agreement with New Braunfels Industrial Foundation to the tune of this month to further economic The New Braunfels Industrial Foundation is a nonprofit organiza tion that was created for the purpose of encouraging economic develop ment and County Judge Fred Clark Commissioners signed the agree ment 18 in a regular meeting of the The county is desirous of promot ing and protecting through economic development the general welfare and safety of its citizens by expanding and sjrengthening the countys tax base and improving the employment rate in the county through the location and expansion of industry and business in the the agreement The which was instru See Page 2A i
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