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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 30, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Proposals include plan for private schools AUSTIN AP r Republican state legislators say their series of education including a plan to have the state pay for poor children to attend private would provide effective changes for Texas See Page 3 Vate GOP Combined polling would save tax money AUSTIN AP Democratic Party officials criti cized a bill that would place Republican and Democra tic party primary polling places under the same See Page 9 410 M009 SOWEST 2201 BROOKHOLLOW PLZ SUITE 300 TX 76006 102 with 7thinning HR Smithson Valley downed Alamo Heights 43 Wed nesday night in a District 284A baseball game at Ran ger Jason LaRue belted a solo home run to win the as pitcher Matt Merritt picked up his sixth xictory while striking out 10 Mule See Page 10 New Braunfels 99 707 Landa New Texas 78130 DSPS 377 Zeituno 377880 5126259144 Thursday One 14 Pages Trailer fire kills NB man By STEPHANIE DAVIS Stall Writer Fire investigators today continue to rummage through the remains of an earlymorning trailer fire in River Bend Subdivision a fire that claimed the life of a New Braunfels Lynn Douglas was found by firefighters in the kitchen of his He died of smoke inhala according to Guadalupc County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Ernst The trailer at 378 Placid Drive was engulfed in flames when members of the Lake Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department arrived at said Assistant Chief Charles The Lake Dunlap department received the call at said Fire Marshal The fire was Under control at and was out by he Residents gathered around the Good day Its hot Todays high was expected to reach 91 under sunny Northwest wind will gust to 25 miles per hour this Winds will calm down to 15 miles per hour tonight and the low will be Friday will be cooler with 74 for the The low Friday will remain in the Inside DEAR TV Stammtisch Tonights the night to sample taste delights from more than 25 local restaurants and beverage ser vice outlets all in one place and at a onetime cost of at the Tastes of the Town sponsored by the New Braunfcls Childrens The success of this fun draiser will determine whether the museum will be able to remain open on a fulltime basis through the summer and into next school Along with the food and drink visitors to the Civ ic Center frm 6 to 9 will be treated to a continuous flow of door and will be able to vote on their favorite kites made by children at the museum this Tickets are available at several locations around town Buck Citizens National the Krause The Gold Chamber of The Six Lacks Furniture in The Ovcrlander in and Zales in North Star A few tickets also will be available at tthe For more call the museum at Looking for some good bar gains La Mujer Tejana will have a rummage sale at the New Braunfels Weekend Flea Market Most items will be priced under and proceeds will benefit an annual art scho and organiza tions such as the Childrens Shel ter and Toys for Chi Omega Alumnae will spon sor a garage and bake sale Satur day from 8 to 3 at 166 Comal Sueet the greencolored house near the Senior Citizens All proceeds will go to the groups scholarship The Teen Connection Thrift 1414 San is See Page 2 tapcdoff trailer this morning and talked about the tall flames as fire investigators went in and out of the house to determine the cause of the There arc 190 occupied trailers in River Bend Mills said the fire was spreading fast when he When we got on the we went automatically to the front door the front door was he We went on in the addon room in the back and we started our quickwater attack there and got the flames knocked down in that room and worked our way on into the trailer from the back A neighbor told firefighters a man was in the house and possibly was trapped in the he The body was discovered in the When we it the fire was See Page 2 1st reading Council plans hike in civic center fees By DAVID BUILTA Staff Writer An aboveaverage number of users and a belowaverage fee prompted New Braunfcls City Council this week to approve the first reading of an ordinance to increase fees at iJanda Park Municipal Golf Course and New Braunfcls Civic Council took the action at its regu lar meeting Monday and must approve two more readings before the ordinance is City Manager Paul Grohman said See Page 2 MCorp action last of big bank failures Fire Marshal of the Lake Dunlap Volunteer Fire and Fire Marsha Elroy Friesenhahn of the New Braun fels Fire sift through the by Deryl Clark DALLAS AP Wednesdays takeover of most of MCorp is the lat est in a scries of moves that has rea ligned the Texas banking community as it seeks to recover from the debacle of a faltering The Federal Deposit Insurance look 20 of the bank holding companys 25 and combined them into one bank under a federally owned Deposit Insurance Bridge while regulators look for See Page 2 Veterans interest rates to climb Ranch hand AUSTIN AP State officials say they expect the increase to be but rates charged by the Texas Veterans Land Board will be going We had hoped to be able to extend the percent interest rate through the end of But weve received such a tremendous response that we have now committed all the funds we hadavailable at that said David deputy Gloicr said Tuesday that rates on future land loans made board will be determined after bonds arc sold in The Veterans Land Board last week received approval to sell another million in bonds to fund the loan We still have plenty of money to lend and we arc expecting only a slight increase in the interest he The selfsupporting Texas Veterans Land Program lends eligible veterans up to for purchase of five or more acres of Officials said all contracts which were received by the land board prior to Tuesday would receive the per cent More than 600 contracts currcniJyarc being Road work continues Residents in the Momingside Drive area will begin to sec road construction in late follow ing action by City Council Mon day Council awarded a bid of to Ploch Construc tion of New Braunfcls for concrete widening and resur facing of Morningside The city estimates the Momingside project will be completed by early We arc very pleased with the bid and are excited about the pro said City Manager Paul Morningside Drive handles a great deal of and now can do so more safely and Ploch recently completed wide ning and resurfacing on Old McQuceney Ploch did an excellent job on Old McQuceney Road in a very short period of time less than 30 days and we See Page 2 Fishermen help clean up spill spreads for 500 miles Alaska AP The fed eral government today said it wont take over cleanup of the nations worstever oil spill but will closely monitor its effects because of its enormous potential for damage to the Transportation Secretary Samuel Skinner made the announcement at the White House after Environ mental Protection Agency Admini strator William Rcilly and Coast Guard Commandant Paul Yost reported their firsthand observations to President Bush gave top priority to assess ing the adequacy of environmental Rcilly This is obviously a disaster of enormous potential magnitude on the Rcilly The habi tats of sea otters and sea lions arc I ike ly to be hardest and the govern ment also will monitor salmon and herring in Prince William where the disaster occurred he Exxon whose 987foot tank er Exxon struck a reef 25 miles from Port is doing a very craflsmanlikc job with the Yost Skinner said the response could have been and most of the damage was done in the first few Yosi defended Coast Guard radar operators who failed to spot and warn the saying it was not in a treacherous or narrow He said the Coast Guard will look into the license of the tankers A daily newspaper covering ship ping reported today that the captain failed to disclose in his last license application that he had been convicted of drunken driving twice in the previ ous five A Coast Guard com mander in New York told the Journal of Commerce that Joseph checked no in 1986 to the applications question about traff ic The Wall Street Journal reported See Page 2 Area law enforcement officers are on the lookout for this man who is suspected of taking expensive ranch supply items from a local feed The man allegedly walked out of New Braunfels Feed and 712 Loop sometime between 27 and March 3 with four cases of Ivomec cattle dewormer worth about Officials at the Moulton Police Department sent local officers this composite sketch of a man suspected of similar thefts in that area and local employees believe they saw the same man in New Braunfels Feed and Call the New Braunfels Police Department at 6257181 if you have any information on this PUC consultant recommendations would hurt consumers AUSTIN AP Recommendations from a state consultant to revamp the Public Utility Commission would hurt consumer one commission member My basic concern is the fact that it seems to me it the report is so heavily It lilts the balance to the rather than us remaining a fair and impartial body that is looking after the public PUC member Jo Campbell said Among recommendations in the report by the accounting firm Peat Marwick Main she is the expansion of the commission from three to six in part to allow commis sion members to privately discuss issues with out having a thus staying within state law on open The report On a threemember regulat ory opportunities to discuss com plex points of major cases do not exist except in forums any point of dis agreement becomes PUC Chairman Marta Greytok and commis sion member William both have been involved in bitter debates with a The commission sets electric and telephone The senator overseeing confirmation hearings for Greytok and set for next criticized the reasoning for the I would generally be openminded about the expansion of a but if the purpose of this proposal is to allow the Public Utility Commis sion to make more decisions in 1 would be absolutely and I think that the publ ic should be said Chet who heads the Nominations That commission is the single most power ful commission in slate It oversees billions of dollars of and to in any way move toward decisions being made behind closed is absolutely travel ing down the wrong said D Other recommendations against consumer Hearings on rates continue for LCRA Hearings on the Lower Colorado River Authoritys request to raise electric rates by million have entered their third week at the Public Utility Commission in Lower Colorado River Authority joined several customers including New Braunfels Uulities and Pedernales Electric Cooperative in pressing for a compromise proposal which would reduce the increase to approximately The transmission credits would provide overall savings to all of LCRAs said Bennie general manager of Page 2 said are increased reliance on rulcmaking and staff reductions in the telephone regulation and consumer affairs The report also recommended strengthening the chairmans giving that person tot al control over such items as scheduling and case Campbell It would give the chairman enormous control over the results of she and it would elimi nate the general counsels charge to represent the public making the office a neutral I would hate to think that were going to get into a situation where the results are preor and it seems to me theres an awful lot of opportunity to do so under the recommended Campbell The commission voted 21 in January to hire Peat although the companyrepre sented El Paso Electric in two cases pending before the Edwards said he intends to closely question Greytok and whose appointments to the commission are to come before the Nomina tions Committee next about hiring Peat
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