Friday, February 17, 1989

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 17, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Senate confirms loeffler as a University regent AUSTIN senatots who had plained that appointments to the University of Texas Board of Regents ignored minorities and women with drew their opposition and Voted to confirm nomina tions of two white See Page 4A Large crowd expected playoff second in the 284A boys basketball race Mow about a fiveway tie flie aflswefs Will be clearer tonight after the Unicorns host Canyon at 8 See Page 8 A M009 100 SOWEST MT CROPUBLISH T NO 2201 BROOKHOLLOW PLZ SUITE 300 TX 76006 2 looks for bail out AUSTIN AP Taxpayers are expected to be asked to provide money to keep the Texas Racing Commission operating because the comrnissiohv which was supposed to be is nearly See Page10A New Braunfels 70 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377 tuno Friday February 1989 25 Cents Kraft seek reelection Two 18 Pages never By DAVID BUILTA Staff Writer Two members of New Braunfels City Council have announced they will seek reelection in Ramon Chapa from and Loraine from District will officially file for a place on the ballot for the May 6 election Chapa and Kraft each have served onethree year term on I felt it was in the best interest of my consti said We have momentum going in terms of economic development in New Numerous improvement projects are under way in Chapas which is the West End area of New I feel if I was to bow out these project might not be I want to see some of these projects Ive started Chapa said he decided to seek three more years after talking with his key Ive done a good All Hispanic and angle leaders stand behind he I dont think I should have a Im not worried about win If someone wants to oppose me thats their Im going to go all out and cover all bases whether Im opposed or I have probably the best organization of any elected official in New Braunfels or Comal Coun Chapa referring to his campaign which will again include bank staffed by 50 Chapa has named Robert Perez as campaign Jesse treasurer and Marty Nealeigh II as grass roots I see a very positive city coming out of City said Kraft when asked why she decided to seek another I see a good working coun We have a good city manager and I see some good longterm planning falling into I can see improvements over the past three Filing was to begin but City Hall will be closed in observance of Presidents Tues day is the first official day to March 22 will be the last day for filing application for a place on the ballot with the city Good day cool and wet conditions will continue through most of the There is a good chance of rain today and The high today will be 50 degrees with the low at 43 Satur days temperatures will be slightly cooler with the high at 49 and the low at Sunday morning will be cloudy but there is a chance the sun will come through by late The high will be in the upper 50s and the low will be in the Inside 37B 2B DEAR 1B 2B RELIGIOUS 67A TV 2B 2A Stammtisch high school students and older folks ready to hit the books again can call a free Finan cial Aid Hotline this weekend for information about parttime jobs and other options to help in paying for Call the hotline at 18002538989 Saturday or Sun day between 10 and 6 The Texas Association of Stu dent Financial Aid Administrators is sponsoring its third annual Pay ing for College Information Financial aid administrators from Texas colleges will be available to answer the questions of many collegebound students and their See Page 2A Unlicensed area pumpers draining more than tanks By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Unlicensed septic tank pumpers are draining not only tanks at Canyon but also the pocket books of And Corrlal County Sanitarian David Litke said county residents should report flybynight pumpers and call local septic tank pumpers for The local guys we can count Recent cases have been reported in the Canyon Lake area by residents who paid an excessive fee to unlicensed pumpers with no assurance of the work Litke In a woman reported a man with no identifica registration or address pumped septic tank for Litke v Hes We tried tracing but there was no pap er trail at We dont know where he And we dont know what he did with what he Litke Apprdximately six cases of unlicensed pumping have been Litke It was always done during the most of the people that were contacted were elderly women at Officesclose for holiday All City of New Braunfels offices and financial institu tions will be closed Monday and mail will not be delivered in observance of Presidents Postal Service employees will also get a holiday Monday for the federal All city sanitation crews will be operating on normal Dittlinger Memorial Library also will be Comal County offices and all public schools will be open The HeraldZeitung office will be Canyon Lake residents are easy targets for outoftown unlicensed pumpers because of the close proximity to met ropolitian he Its real easy for a pumper to run up from San Antonio or from do a then Litke More than 90 percent of the lake residents have septic he Two small treatment plants are at Canyon Lake condominiums and TBarM Tennis Villas and Con ference Center on Texas In a company operating out of Austin and based in was offering Canyon Lake residents inspection and pumping Litke It was a consumer fraud deal because he would look at the septic tank and it needs pumping it like about He was charging to per You dont weigh you pump The average bill was getting over he people starting reporting the he We finally caught Litke We got real good help from the sheriffs department on Four charges of See Page 2A Wheatley pleads guilty to abuse A New Braunfels man arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault to a child in Sep tember pleaded guilty to both charges Thursday in Comal County District Weldon Route Box was arrested on bad check said Comal County sheriffs office detective Richard He was already under investigation for sex See Page 2A Victor who served in the Army from to was honored recently by his Medina was with Charlie Company 823rd tank destroyer battalion and was a loader of 76millimeter He fought in four campaigns until he was wound ed outside after which he was reassigned as a special guard at the Eisenhower After Medina never received his medals or and his five sons and four daughters wanted him to have Last his youngest son Her a staff sergeant with the United States Marine Corps at Camp began the paperwork process and finally located his fathers service record and got the Last Herman made a surprise visit home and on the family gathered for an awards Among Medinas medals are aPurple Army Good Conduct and the World War II Victory Med Photo by Deryl Clark Police investigate apparent suicide New Braunfels Police Department detectives arc investigating the possible suicide of a 43yearold New Braunfels Police were dispatched to a residence on Rivercrest Drive around Thursday night and found a woman dead from a gunshot wound to the said John New Braunfels Police It appears to be a routine he adding police are con tinuing their The womans family was at home during the he Hats off pr uniforms to tend to SB 1 No funding for vocational classes Schools face cutting programs Some popular vocational education courses may not be offered by area school districts next school year because of a Texas Education Agency rule regarding a priority funding At this programs such as Coordinated VocationalAcademic Education CVAE and life manage ment skills which all school dis tricts are required to offer are not vocationally funded for next school Eight of the 10 fastest growing jobs do not require a college educa so were going to have to be pro viding the training that they will need unless they choose to go to a technical said Carol curriculum director for Comal Independent School She said curriculum is being structured more for the collegebound with vocation al programs being Local schools are having to submit their application for vocational funds by March 1 with an estimated number of students for each From those Texas Education Agency will determine the state for all vocational If school districts do not correctly estimate numbers for each the agency may not have enough at the state to fund In what we doing is pro jecting what enrollment might be and theyre telling us you could get your money and you might not or you might get a portion of it for next See Page A Trade deficit down for year WASHINGTON trade deficit shrank to billion in the first annual decline since as a surge in exports offset a relentless climb in the gov ernment reported The Commerce Department said exports shot up to an aUtime high of percent above the 1987 led a bsw in sales of Amsricsa product farm For the trade deficit shrank slightly to down from a revised November figure of both November and December represented the highest imbalances between what the United States imported and what it sold abroad since Analysts are worried that the improvement in Americas trading has sjalled After improving dramatically in the fust half of the deficit began to widen again toward the end of the Reversing that trend and getting further trade improvements is one of the major economic challenges facing the new Bush The trade deficit along with the related federal budget deficit repre sent the twin towers of debt that Presi dent Bush inherited from Ronald The billion deficit for all of 1988 was down percent from the alltime high of billion set in It was the first year that the trade deficit has shown any improve ment since it fell percent to billion in the last year of tbe 2 A