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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 28, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Try Tastes of Town at Thursday benefit Sample taste delights from 26 area caterers and beverage distributors Thursday and bene fit the New Braunfels Childrens Museum as you The Tastes of the at the Civic is fun draiser for the Medicare cuts threaten say lawmakers WASHINGTON AP More of Texas fragile fural hospitals could face the breaking point and col lapse if Congress agrees with President Bushs prop osal t6 slash Medicare spending by two Democrats Seepages 410 M009 SOWEST MICROPUBLISHING 2201 BROOKHOLLOW PLZ SUITE 300 TX 76006 104 in gatne New Braunfels will travel to House Park in Austin tonight to take on the Travis Rebels in a bidistrict playoff soccer The Unicorns are trying to avoid the firstround knockout that dropped the team in last years playoff opener against Austin Seepage New Braunfels LUJ 97 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377 Zeltuns 377880 5126259144 Tuesday March 1989 25 Cents One 10 Pages Council eves Sprin9jng v budget figures New Braunfels City Council got its first look Monday afternoon at the proposed city budget for the fiscal year beginning July The budget is based on expected revenues and necessary It features a increase in the maintenance and oper ation portion of the effective tax The actual proposed property tax rate is per property which is lower than the current 04090 tax rate that supported this years The budget you have in front of you is a modest budget based on expected revenues and necessary City Manager Paul Grohman told City Council in a work shop Monday He said revenues have been projected conser vatively but Good day Dont forget the umbrella The rain clouds will be around all The high temperature will be 75 degrees and the overnight low will be 58 Wednesday will be partly cloudy with a high of 80 and a low of Inside DEAR TV 4 2 Stammtisch New Braunfels Masonic Lodge 1109 will hae a called meet ing tonight at at the Lodge Hall to confer an The Safe City Commission con tinues its series of neighborhood meetings tonight at 7 for residents of Rhine The meeting will be at Frazier Elementary 1441 81 For more call the Safe City office at Southwest Texas State Universi ty is sponsoring a College Day April 1 to help prospective stu dents become familiar with the university and its The sponsored by the SWTSU office of is designed to assist high school seniors and juniors and their as well as students from twoyear colleges in learning about College Day activities begin at 9 with checkin and end with residence hall tours from 2 to Discussion topics will include admission and housing require financial aid campus life and other services offered by the Also include is a studenttpstudent panel and faculty members will also be available to discuss possi ble career choices and academic Lunch will be served in one of the university cafeterias for about For more information about College Day and to receive registration forms for the call the office of admissions at La Mujer Tejana is having a Rummage Sale at the New Braun fels Weekend Flea Market on FM 725 April Most items will be priced under and proceeds will bfipefjt an annual art scho and charitable organiza tions such as the Childrens Shel ter and Toys for The Comal County Red Cross will conduct an advanced ing course April 37 from 4 to 8 Sw 2 I think a complaint in the past has been that the revenues were not accu I think they are accurate they are but I believe they arc very said Grohman about the first budget he has planned for the City of New Grohman said expenditures should allow for full cost of operations and take into account anticipated increases in The budget includes funds for the city to give employees 5percent raises hire a downtown internal six and an additional parttime library clerk and replace two parttime positions in municipal court with one fulltime position make in capital improvements to the Civic Center See Page 2 County sets limit Judge changes Specht hearing By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer A hearing for a temporary restrain ing order concerning Spring Branch murdersuspect and mother of three was transferred to Kendall County out of Comal County During arraignment proceedings for 42yearold Virginia Dis trict 22 Judge Charles Ramsay of San Marcos granted change of venue on the restraining order because the three children live in Kendall who remains free on a is charged with shoot ing her husband Larry Wayne HCR Box in the back with a highpowered rifle March 2 while he was in his He died that night during surgery at Medical Cen ter Hospital in San The 44yearold civil service work er at Kelly Air Force Base was on his way home when he was shot at the entrance of his ranch off 281 North and FM Specht was indicted on the murder charge and an attempted mur See Page 2 Legislation for water plan City approves funds for effort Speed limits for several spots on River Road were set at 20 miles per hour after a unanimous vote by Comal County commissioners Monday in a regular meeting of the Areas of the road to change include 750 feet either side of the bridge at Hueco second and third crossings feet above the bridge at the fourth crossing toward Saltier and feet below the bridge at the fourth crossing toward New Commissioners conducted a public hearing March 20 when River Road residents asked for more law enforce ment to monitor fast The Water Oriented Recreation District is planning to put signs on River Road bridges to mark the cross ings In other business com missioners designated funds for the sheriffs office TLETSII communica tions system come from the commis sioners court contingency fund authorized advertising for bids for a vehicle for the animal control officer and approved the vacate and replat of Unit Block lots 15 and 16 of Bulverde Spfingvshbw6rs have brought other wildflowers will be popping up along roadsides throughout the The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies all week and a continued chance of spring Just a spring forward an hour this Sunday morning and youll have lots of afternoon daylight in which to plant more spring Photo by Deryl Clark By DAVID BUILTA Staff Writer New Braunfels City Council is sup porting passage of bills providing a plan for managing groundwater with drawals from the Edwards Aquifer and will contribute money to support a lobbying effort to pass the water In a regular meeting Monday New Braunfels City Council unanim approved a resolution support ing passage of the bills which were recently introduced to the Texas House and Senate for managing groundwater withdrawals from the Edwards Council also voted to give from its professional services account to an Austin firm working to legislation it the legislation is a step in the right said Craig a Comal County director on the Edwards Underground See Page 2 Bondholders seeking liquidation of assets MCorp filing voluntary bankruptcy DALLAS AP Efforts by three minor MCorp bondholders to have the holding companys assets liquidated have prompted MCorp to announce it will seek bankruptcy protection from And analysts say the move could be an obstacle to federal regulators efforts to rescue MCorps subsidiary MCorp announced Monday it will file for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy superseding the creditors Chapter 7 petitions for involuntary Either the action could ham per a sixmonth effort by the Federal Deposit Insurance to rescue the Neither the bankruptcy petition nor the companys reorganization fil ing should affect bank and company officials said all banks and branches of MCorp would be open for business Under feder al the MBanks cannot be made subject to a bankruptcy 25 banks owned by the banks assets would not be Last MCorp sought feder al recapitalization assistance from the Officials of the Dallasbased holding company also have met with noteholders several times since last fall and urged them not to take action despite a moratorium on paying debts while the company tried to We all knew this type of action could be said Frank a Little Rock analyst who tracks It only took the actions of three bondholders that held at least to throw the holding company into involuntary I think inaction by the FDIC led to Anderson They made everybody Analyst Robert of Rauscher Pierce and in agreed the liquidation petitions prob ably were prompted by creditors con cerns that the FDIC is moving too I think a more expedited decision process would have resolved the problems and the bondholders Rieke But FDIC spokesman Steve Katas nos in Washington discounted the analysts He said FDIC procedures have been relatively See Page 2 A uthorities probe cause of oil spill Alaska Authorities today investigated reports that the captain of a tanker responsible for a 100squaremile oil spill had drinking and crews struggled against the slick that was moving like its on a We look at all areas in an investigation and thats an area of National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Bill Woody said of reports that Exxon Valdez Joseph Hazelwood had a drunken driving conviction as recently as Hazelwood likely will be required to testify at NTSB hear ings that begin April 4 in Anchor Woody was not on the bridge when the vessel left ship ping lanes on Friday to avoid rammed a charted reef and ran aground in Prince William said Exxon Shipping The third who did not have proper was in company President Frank larossi Investigators said the results of drug and alcohol tests on crew members will be made public per haps in two or three Hazelwood pleaded guilty in 1984 to driving while intoxicated after an accident near his home in The New YorK Times reported He was con victed of drunken driving last Sep tember in New Hampshire and his license was the paper His drivers license had been suspended on two other occasions during the past five the Times Telephone calls to his home Monday were not Attempts on Monday to clean up the nations worst oil spill were set back by 70raph gusts that swept the slick more than 30 miles tow ard the and forced crews to The cleanup is hot proceeding well believe that is an larossi Weve got a mess on our Fewer than gallons of oil have been recovered from the Pago 2 Trustees OK security system Because of a recent rash of breakins in Comal Indepen dent School District trustees have decided to install security systems in a facilities not already At a regular board meeting Monday district trus tees unanimously accepted a bid from Guada lupe Valley Telephone Systems for the security The district already has installed systems in numerous facilities following After the new systems are all C1SD facilities will be CISD Public Information Officer Sandra Jackson said the district has lost in robberies and damages this school Trustees also awarded bids for Canyon High library fur niture and physical education and science cabinpts at Smithson Valley Middle In other the board approved an pay ment to Saur Construction Company for a road project at Smithson Valley High Comal County will pay the district as its share of the CISD previ ously paid toward the cost of the entire State unemployment rate drops AUSTIN AP The states unemployment rate for February declined slightly from percent in January to according to figures released by the Texas Employment The February 1988 unemployment rate was Dianne a TEC labor market said urban unemployment rates last month followed the statew ide trend with rates down or unchanged from The figures for February are pretty normal for that Dobie The highest rate is usually in and it comes down a little in February as people are still being laid off from Christmas she The only sector of the job market that was up was the educational sector as colleges and other schools began their spring she The unemployment rate means there were an estimated job less the TEC The lowest urban unemployment rate for February was in the Bryan College Station with while the highest was McAllen with Rates of unemployment in the urban areas of Texas as announced Tuesday by the Texas Employment Commission for compared with revised January figures in parenthesis included Abilene Austin BeaumontPort Arthur BrownsvilleHarlingen BryanCollege Station Corpus Christi Dallas El Paso Fort WorthArlington GalvestonTexas City Houston TempleKilleen Laredo LongviewMarshall McAllenEdinburgMission
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