Thursday, April 6, 1989

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 6, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Administration ponders semiautomatic registration WASHINGTON Bush administration is considering proposal to requite that gun buyers register semiautomatic assault rifles of the kind linked to mounting See Page 4 Ryan Express mafas his debut far Rangers ARLINGTON AP Nolan Ryan holds 41 major league fetching records in his 21 years of baffling hit ters yet he is scheduled to make still lay host 102 76006 See Page 12 considers applications AUSTIN AP Members of the Texas Racing Commission say conflicting opinions from legal advisers have hamstrung their power to deny pari mutuel horse racing See Page 16 New Braunfels 104 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377 Zeituno 377880 5126259144 0 Thursday April 1989 25 Cents 200 voice opinions on area water plan Playing around By DAVID BUILT A Staff Writer More than 200 including representatives of New Braunfels and Comal converged on the Capitol Wednesday afternoon as pros and cons of a reg ional water plan were presented to the House Natural Resources Tcrrall RAustin Libby D San Marcos and Jeff RSan intro duced House Bill 2771 March The bill attempts to place limits on groundwater withdrawal from the Edwards Aquifer and allow the Texas Water Commission to allo cate the Supporters of the plan are Edwards Underground Water GuadalupeBlanco River the cities of New San Marcos and San San Anto nio River and numerous other City of San Antonio boards and Ardent opposition to legislation to limit pumpage from the aquifer has come from farmers and ranchers in Medina and Uvaldc The opponents of the legislation spoke to the House and the packed gallery of their fear of losing traditional rights to capture aquifer water for irriga tion and of their mistrust of San Antonio Both counties withdrew from the Edwards Underground Water District in January because of their dissatisfaction of the regional water The bill will conserve and protect not only the aquifer itself but also the springflow from the Comal and San Marcos said Comal County resident Ken neth chairman of the Edwards Underground Water during the The level of spring flow depends on whatever aquifer water remains after pumping by the cities and the irrigators in the Edwards Aquifer This legislation is extremely important to all See Page 2 Council adopts policy to allow political signs By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Garden Ridge citizens will be able to put up political signs for upcoming elections since city council adopted a policy Wednesday night after an executive Action came after Garden Ridge resident and mayorial candidate Richard Dick Igou claimed his First Amendment rights were violated because sign ordinance pro hibited him from erecting political X lot of people moved out here because they dont like political signs and they dont like street said Mayor Waller Yohcy after the mecl We have elections in this city every Every year there arc three people elected to ihis cily If you wanted you could have a polil icalsigrj upjn your yard Igou sent a letter Monday to city council members and ihc mayor slat sirongly urge you 10 repeal ihe prescni sign ordinance immcdiaiely and work lo develop a new ordinance which will be enforceable and will pass a tesi for See Page 2 One 16 Pages Good day Congress writing bill WASHINGTON AP Members of ihe House Banking Committee loday began ihe tortuous process of writing legislation to bail out the troubled savings and loan voting on the firsl several of 165 prop osed The House Banking subcommittee on financial which includes all but four members of the full voted 3512 to adopt an amendment thai would leave ihe regulatory the Federal Home Loan Bank with even less authority than proposed by Presi dent The offered by Jim gives the Federal Deposit Insurance rather lhan the bank primary authorily to regulate statechartered The chaired by Frank also adopted by voice vole an amendment provid ing fixed fouryear terms to the chair man and vice chairman of the which now insures deposits in com mercial banks and would also become responsible for insuring The Bush administration had proposed making the chairman of the FDIC serve at the pleasure of the A third offered by Stephen encour ages state housing authorities lo buy repossessed properiies from ihe federal The subcommittee planned to meet all day today and for two days next In a further indication that the legis lation may face slow the full committees Henry earlier said he doubted the subcommittee has set See Page 2 StateUniversity senior supervises Lone Star Elementary student Luke Jensen Program at Eikel sponsored by the New Braunfels Parks arid Recreation in cooperation with New Braunfels ISO and After school and until 6 Monday through the program entertains youngsters whose parents are not at home and children who live in neighborhoods where there is nobody to play Afterschool supervisors are SWTSU recreation administration majors and this counts as fieldwork credit for Supervisors pick up the children at Lone Star and take them to the playground for orga nization Organizers hope this pilot program will expand next year to include other NBISD The program is not funded and needs community Photo by Deryl Clark Volunteers ready for annual cleanup Friends for Rivers will have its annual Rendezvous with Rubbish on River Road Saturday beginning at 8 The event usually is held in conjunction with the Texas Trashoff was delayed a week because of the Gruene Run and numerous events last People wishing to help should meet al Mollys Tube Rental on River Transportation fromMollys lo ihe cleanup siie will be Volunteers See Page 2 Nice spring weather is forecast to continue through the The high loday is expecied lo reach The low tonight will be Friday will be another nice day with sunny skies and a high of The overnight low will be Sunshine will continue Satur day and Highs will be near 87 and the lows should remain in the mid Inside e DEAR TV 6 2 Stammtisch The Ferdinand Lindhcimer Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas will meet at Saturday at the Church in the Valley at Canyon Agnes Grimm will present the program on Texas For more call Joyce Moore at 8997515 or Marie Offerman at Comal County Sheriffs Posse is hosting a Youth Rodeo Saturday beginning 11 at the Posse Grounds on Interstate 35 South take the Solms cxitp Admission is free and a snack bar will be Members of the New Braunfels Harlcy Davidson Owners Associa tion invite all motorcycle riders to join them Sunday for a state hel met law protest run to the slate Riders interested in keep ing a mandatory helmet law off the books should meet at the Welcome Stop on Texas 46 at to head to For more call Dave Clark at The Democratic Women will meet at 7 April 11 at New Braunfels Smokehouse to listen to a program by Comal County Commissioner Neil Craigmilc about consolidation of tax collec tion Members public to the where spe cific questions will be asked about the financial aspects of the prop osal for which a petition is being Patty director of Comal County See Page 2 Geese waddling into trouble at park By STEPHANIE DAVIS Writer Some geese in Landa Park are waddling on shaky ground and could be forced to leave if they dpnt glean up their act after ping a 2yearold Were not going to remove the but we made a determina tion that if one of them is exhibit ing unacceptable aggressive beha vior they will be said Administrative John McEach of New Braunfels Police Three web longnecked rascals got aggressive recently and bit little Rachel We were feeding the birds in the Rachel stepped away from me a couple of feet and three white geese came up Jjrpm behind her and the next thing I knew she was Mommy and three birds were around her nip ping at Sharon Smallwood She took another step and fell and they biting at ha She had shorn on Page 2 are among those who have made Landa Park their home Photo by Peryl Rescue personnel Officials discuss qualifications Guadalupe River rescues along River Road should be performed by qualified people to ensure the safely of say cily and county New Braunfels Fire Canyon Lake Volunieer Fire Depart and Water Oriented Recreation Districi officials discussed Monday the qualifications of New Braunfels Emergency Communicaiions Club volunteer members who have per formed rescues along River The discussion was conducted dur ing a Comal Couniy Commissioners Court workshop If you are out there with some equipment thai looks like youre even ready to rescue someone and you or you contact a person who is in trou ble and lose you are liable for thai said New Braunfels Fire Department Chief Phil Ernie president of Emergency Communications said members of the club are trained and are capable of performing As far as search and we have been doing lhai for ihe pasi 15 Hassold If you drive by and somebody slops you and says somebody is oul there bleeding lo deaih or ihey are irapped under a canoe or ihey are almosi ready to drown or anybody else would go and assist them and thats what we have been We haveni jusi been going and looking for The club has a coniraci with Comal Couniy to provide iraffic conirol on River Road during the summer As far as were the fire deparimem doesnt have a problem with what ihey Baker said Tues They furnish a good The problem that Ive got wiih it is I just dont want them to assume more than they can The New Braunfels Fire Depart ment and Emergency Medical Service provide emergency by con Sw 2