New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, March 17, 1989 : Front Page

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung March 17, 1989

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 17, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Youth showwinners Comal County has the best hogs in the country and Cary Byrd has the best hog at the 21st annual Comal County Junior Livestock Show Thursday night. Byrd, a member of the Smithson Valley Jr. Future Farmers of America, showed the Grand Champion Hog Thursday night during the first event of the three-day show at the Comal County Fairgrounds. Reserve Grand Champion hog • was shown by Amber Heitkamp, a member of the Canyon Junior FFA. SM WINNERS, Pag* 2 Canyon High School FFA member Lilon Holder watches the judge intently as he shows his Lightweight Berkshire Thursday night. A pen of broilers awaits judging this morning at the fairgrounds. Thirty pens of broilers are entered. Making a false report County formulates Renaissance investment policy By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer A Comal County commissioner is spearheading the enactment of a local policy so the county will better invest its money and comply with the Local Government Code. “I feel that very definitely” the county needs an investment policy, said Precinct 2 Commissioner Neil Craigmile. “There’s no reason in my mind that I can justify to myself why we’re keeping over $600,CKX) in a checking account.” County Auditor Bale Bond pre sented commissioners in February with figures of county checking account balances totaling $762,338. “It’s not as cut and dried as it appeared in court,” Bond said today. County offices collect money daily and deposit money into the general fund weekly to collect interest, Bond said. As of Dec. 31, 1988, there was $64,937 in the district clerk’s checking account; $80,203 in the county court-at-law account; $394,585 in the See PLAN, Page 2 Wholesale prices jump by I percent WASHINGTON (AP) — Wholesale prices soared 1.0 percent in February for the second consecutive month, pushed up by surging energy and food prices, the government said today. The identical back-to-back increases, as measured by the Labor Department’s Producer Price Index, mean that inflation at the wholesale level one stop short of retail is running at 12.6 percent annual rate so far in 1989. That is more than triple the 4.0 percent increase for all of last year. Both large jumps had surprised analysts, who in advance of both reports had predicted moderate rises of about 0.4 percent. After January’s numbers were reported, economists dismissed them as an aberration and said inflation would return to the 4 percent to 5 percent annual pace of late last year. Wholesale food prices rose 1.2 percent last month, the steepest increase in 13 months. They had risen almost as much in January, 1.1 percent. Most food items were up except eggs, which dropped 15 percent after rising 20.1 percent in January. Food prices were led by huge 35.3 percent increase in vegetables. Energy prices jumped 2.4 percent overall in February, following a 4.9 Se* PRICES, Pag* I Firefighter facing discipline for call By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer An Austin firefighter faces disciplinary action after calling in a false alarm to local emergency medical technicians while visiting New Braunfels recently. “New Braunfels EMS got a call of a (5-month-old) child locked in a car for more than five minutes daring adverse weather conditions,” said Martin Mayer, New Braunfels Police Department spokesman. “Come to find out there was no child locked in the car. The (firefighter) just locked his keys in the car and wanted help from EMS getting them out.” One EMS unit responded to the 3:47 p.m. call at the WestPoint Pep- Water legislation faces tough fight By DAVID BUILTA Staff Writer A bill relating to regulation of groundwater in the Edwards Aquifer has not been declared dead for the 1989 legislative session, according to an assistant for Sen. Cyndi Taylor Kricr. A report in today’s San Antonio Light said major legislation to enact a regional water plan involving the Edwards Aquifer has been declared dead for the 1989 session by Sen. Frank Tejeda, who sponsored the bill with Kricr. The bill was introduced last Friday. Rep. Jeff Wentworth and Rep. Terral Smith arc the sponsors in the House. Legislation to limit pumpagc from the Edwards Aquifer has been supported by the Edwards Underground Water District — including directors representing Comal County, City of New Braunfels officials, the City of San Antonio, San Antonio Water Board, Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, and Guadalupc-Blanco River Authority. Under the proposed legislation, the Texas Water Commission would have Members of the New Braunfels Renaissance Dance Consort are heading south for the San Antonio Renaissance Fair Saturday and Sunday. The group, which practices at Toby's Dance Studio, will perform four times each day at El Mercado (11:15 a.m., 12:44 p.m., 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.) Seated are Jennifer Hoyden and Linda Wesoliek; with, on the center row, Ruth Rouse, Toby Skroder and Julie Livingston; and, back row, Marta Waltman, Carol Gallagher, Marcia Johnson, and Molly Bingham. Persons interested in joining the group and learning the dances may call Skroder. (Photo by Deryl Clark) authority to make and enforce rules and policies. The bill also provides criminal penalties. Residents of Medina and Uvalde counties, joined by others across the state, have expressed ardent opposition to the legislation because they fear the loss of traditional rights to capture unlimited amounts of water for irrigation. Some Bexar County residents also have voiced concerns over the bill. Medina and Uvalde counties withdrew from the Edwards Underground Water District in March because of opposition to a water plan. “I don’t think it’s dead at all, but it’s going to be tough,” said Dinah Massie, executive assistant to Sen. Kricr, this morning. “It’s one of those things where there are so many people involved.” Several lobbyists have been hired to work for the bill’s passage. Funds for the lobbying effort have been allocated by the Edwards Underground Water District, City of San Antonio, and San Antonio Water Development Board. District seeking approval After months of intensive self-study, Comal Independent School District in April will be visited by a team of professional educators who will study the district. The 38 educators will evaluate die district's compliance with educational standards established by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. CISD made its initial application for membership in the Southern Association during the summer of 1988 then undertook an intensive examination of its schools. Founded in 1895, the association is a voluntary organization which includes more than I LOCK) members. Membership is composed of public schools, universities, professional schools, and colleges throughout the southern region of the United States. “The sole purpose of the SACS is the improvement of education through a systematic program of evaluation according to high-quality educational standards and criteria,” said Carol Hall, director of curriculum for CISD. CISD’s study involved all teachers, administrators, students and the governing body. Canyon Middle School Priniepal Robert “Rusty” Brockman led the steering committee for the examination. Other steering committee members are Hall, School Board President Carter Casteel, trustee Lee Ikels, and Bm ASSOCIATION, Pag* 2 perch Mill Store Plaza parking lot on U.S.81 March ll. A complaint was signed by EMS technicians and forwarded to Austin Fire Department against the firefighter, Mayer said. "We haven’t got all the facts together yet,” said Austin Fire Chief See CALL, Page 2Good day It’s a nice St. Patrick’s Day in New Braunfels. After morning clouds burned off, today’s high temperature was expected to reach 81. The low tonight will be 65 degrees. A weak cool front will move through early Saturday. The high Saturday will be 78 and the overnight low will be 58. Sunday will be a little cooler with 71 for the high and a low of 51. Inside: CLASSIFIED...........................10-15 COMICS.........................................8 CROSSWORD...............................3 DEAR ABBY...............................16 ENTERTAINMENT.......................10 HOROSCOPE................................8 RELIGIOUS FOCUS..................6-7 SPORTS.........................................9 TV LISTINGS.................................8 WEATHER.....................................2Stammtisch Members of New Braunfels Marsch-und Wandergruppe invite the public to join them for the Louisa Ervendberg Commemorative Walk Saturday and Sunday. This is the fifth in a scries of spring walks honoring persons associated with the founding of New Braunfels. The award medals depicting these persons were made in Germany especially for this event. All participating paid walkers under IO years old or older than 55 years will receive a gold medal for a 10-kilometcr walk. All others will receive a silver medal for IO kilometers and a gold for 20 kilometers. Pets must be on leashes. The walk, sanctioned by die American Volkssport Association and the Texas Volkssport Association, begins at 8 a.m. at Gruenc Hall. Registration is $5 for Award Medal and IVV Credit ($1.50 for IVV credit only). The route goes dirough Gruenc, into an arca of Preiss Heights, and past the Orphanage on the Guadalupe built in 1846. Water will be available for pets; water and lemonade will be available for walkers at each control point at no charge. The bar at Gruenc Hall will be open as will the restaurants in Gruene. The Commemorative Walk will be held rain or shine. Start at 8 arn. and end at I p.m. (Noon for 20-kilomcter walkers). Finish by 4 p.m. The 10-kilometer walk may be walked twice to obtain credit for 20-kin at no additional charge. For more information, call Florence Riedel at 625-2760 or Hel-gard Suhr at 625-6330. Join the Comal County Extension Service March 27 from 7-9 p.m. for a fast-paced, humorous and educational program at the Bracken Methodist Church in the Garden Ridge area on FM 2252. Certified cooking teachers Lenny Angel and Joan Lyons will feature light and healthy foods using appliances by Osier. They will give all kinds of microwave and cooking lips as well as provide samples. Door prizes will be awarded. There is no fee for the SM STAMMTISCH. Pag* 2 River trespassing bill approved by Senate AUSTIN (AP) — A bill that would restrict trespassing on private land along public waterways was approved by the Texas Senate after critics of the proposal watered it down. See Page 3 Youngsters rewarded during annual show Comal County 4-H, FFA and FHA members worked on their entries this spring and the payoff came Thursday and Friday with the judging and awarding of prizes at the annual Youth Show. Winners will be featured this weekend.    _    _ See Sunday’s Herald ^ NB nips Georgetown; 410 MO09 10/22/99 SO-WEST MICFOPUBLTSHIHG 2201 BFOOKHOLLOW PLZ SUITE 300 APLINGTON, TX 76006 ley in the Apache tournament. jail tournament :r Georgetown. st round of the -i Smithson Val- See Page 9 Friday March 17, 1989 25 Cents One Section, 16 Pages New Braunfels Vol. 137, No. 90 707 Lands- St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144 ;

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: March 17, 1989

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