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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 5, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Cold threatens states natural gas mppfy HOUSTON AP Tekas way face a furfural eas shortage if the severe cold weather in die state con tmues into next ftailfoad Commission Chairman Kent tf this continues bast weve got ted pumping Hem Month full of activity February has proclaimed Heart Month in Comal kicking off a busy round of activities to be climaxed March 4 with a Salute 10 the Forties dance featuring the nostalgic sounds of the Dorsey Brothers SeeP0ge11A Boeme ball The including Canyon and secondplace playoff o place j for the J613A New Braunfels 61 707 Landa New Texas 78130 DSPS Ztituna PS 377880 5126259144 Sunday February 1989 50 Cents Five 62 Pages Four deaths reported in cold By STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS Vehicles slipped and skated off Comal County roads Saturday even ing as the area iced over because of the frigid Alaskan air mass that moved into Central Texas The whole town is iced said Braunfels Police dispatcher Trisha Keele at At one an 18wheeler truck had skidded sideways on the FM 306 bridge while other motorists sliding on Interstate Kohlenberg County Line Road and other areas in More of the same conditions are forecast for the area The wicked winter weather claimed at least four lives as bonechilling temperatures spread throughout Texas and the bitterly cold conditions were expected to continue into the The National Weather Service on Saturday night warned of dangerous accumulations of snow and ice on roads across much of the slate and the Texas Department of Public Safety had one word of advice for prospec travelers We are getting icy roads all over the said DPS spokeswoman Sara Parrel Weve been getting calls all day and night arid are telling See Page 2A Good day Its cold outside today and its stay that way all day The high is expected to reach the 20s and maybe the lower 30s with the low tonight dropping back down into the idea stay Inside BABIES ON PARADE 8 9A I69B CROSSWORD DEAR ABBY EDUCATION 4B A HOROSCOPE 10A 15B 4A 1315A Stammtisch the County Health Department wishes to inform the public of a change in their immu nization schedule for early Febru Immunizations will NOT be given thats will be given tomor from 9 to ll and 1 to 4 12 months of age and younger may be scheduled for immunizations by Call the Health Department at 6205595 for more The United Methodist Women of the Fjrst United Methodist pf New Braunfels will hold the annual Call to Pray and Program observed at 1Q3Q Tuesday in Wesley More than one million mem anj guests nationwide will in this The theme will be Building a New Through and Quests and are and to attend family Catholic Church will a Queen of Hearts U with music by Anda y Los per couple or The dance will be to 1 Braunfels NFMC will iS scjbiolpshjp competition 4 at Parish The is Opcn to Constable pay divides county By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Salary disparities among county constables stretches across the state of but thats not stop ping one Comal County constable from fighting for every Another constable has given up his Im just tired of fighting for what I need to do my Fidel Tamez said Wednesday when he announced he was resigning as Precinct 4 Comal County Judge Fred Clark maintains the annual salary of for constables is See Page 2A Man charged with more child abuse Lanyon personifies the attitudesof the Smithson Valley soccer players as he was tough enough not to bundle up like the players from Lock at it was so cold Saturday that the New BraunfelsSan Marcos game was For more on the Photo by Deryl Clark postponed until see Page A Canyon Lake man recently charged with abusing a 6yearold Bulvcrdc Elementary School student remains in the Comal County jail today on additional child abuse Carlos who has been in jail since 25 in lieu of a was charged Friday with aggra vated sexual assault of a 2ycarold Richard Comal County sheriffs department obtained a felony warrant issued by Precinct 3 of the Peace Fred Stewart Friday on the new Magistration is Aggravated sexual assault is a firstdegree Melgar and his 46yearold wife Virginia of the Open States See Page 2A raising downtown 1 jj ByDAVIDBUILTA Staff Writer New Braunfels business people arc pulling together to raise a portion of necessary to mount a down town City Council 23 jananimously voted to hire a downtowri coordinator as part of a downtown reyitalization effort The city will provide 75 per cent of the funds to tofi The remaining 25 percent will come from the private sector includ ing downtown busines financial and service Council gave 120 days for the private sector to raise the Im impressed with the pri vate support that has already said City Paul I think indicative that there really is a need because peo ple wouldnt be paying their money if they really didnt feel there was a Council Member James Goodbread has been working withBob president of Texas Commerce Bank New Braunfels Marian pres ident of the Downtown Association and Carrel I a downtown to raise funds from the private More of the money already has been he Weve had a very positive Goodbread I think most people realize that downtown belongs to the whole community and its important that we project a prog successful Were not doing thai Goodbread said the group has been trying to get twoyear commitments to raise annually to support a The budget includes for a director for a clerk for travel and training for equipment for office supplies for telephone and for dues and Were working at it simply as con cerned We were very encour aged by city councils position to endorse and underwrite the lions share of the said We feel like the private sector needs to demonstrate their thus James and 1 arc actively trying to raise the 25 percent per year to ruisc the cash for 89 and to get pledges for he Weve See Page 2A NB banks tough it out chute through rebuilding year By DAVID BUIUTA Staff Writpr Financial institutions Braunfels continued to grow in 1988 despite tough economic A local banker said 1988 was a year of rebuilding and expects 1989 will be The only thing Im concerned about is real said Bob president of Texas Commerce Bank New In terms of manufac luring employment and other employ job creation is something like over 700 jobs last year which would compare extremely favorable to any San Antonio is excited about Sea our job growth compared to theirs is probably he Retail sales with the December num bers that the chamber put out were up 36 which is a marvelous said Retail sales are very employment is The only weak sister in the whole argument is real cstaie and lhais simply somcihing lhat were going to have to grow our wayout of and job creation is the single most important answer to Texas Commerce BankNew Braunfels reported yearend assets of with liabilities totaling Thats up from the 1987 statment of assets totaling and liabilities of I think 1989 is going to be another rebuilding year in real It will take us a few years to get put of this situation were in now were over Were cautiously As the whole Texas economy in our our real estate market will said A senior vice president and trust officer of Texas Commerce BankNew He said that would take several See Page 2A r Second graders from Lone Star Elementary School performed a parachute routine as the halftime entertainment at the Friday night New Braunfels High School basketball game in New Part of the routine involved curling up inside the huge pieces of then Photos by Deryl Clark Uhr again named leader of jail standards board New man will con tinue as chairman of the Texas Com mission on M Standards after he was unjaninjowsly reelected to the position he has maintained for two Sob Uhr fyst appointed to the commission in October The must elect one of its members chairman for a twoyear term each oddnumbered As one of the original commission an agency which is responsible for implementirig policy for all county including certain minimum stan dards of maintenance and The agency publishes and procedures establishing minimum standards and has the responsibility to review and approve plans for con struction and major prp vide consultation and technjgaJ assjs t wspeet jails wd enforce s pjrog for i ft Sr i w ajsjtrumenisu aa providing gjtudsnpe to increasing Inmate
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