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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 11, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Gramm seeks more Terns farmers WASHINGTON AP Partners iri some parched fexas Panhandle counties have lost up to 86 percent of theif winter Wheat while ranchers in the Rio Grande Valley are burning the thorns off prickly pear cactuses as a last for feeding their Change could expand say lawmakers AUSTIN AP By changing its medical practices laWj Texas could bring in more federal Medicare frtdney and increase the availability of health care in rural lawmakers See Page 6 410 M009 SOWEST MICROPUBLISHING 2201 BROQKHQLLQW PLZ SUITE 300 TX 76006 101 New Braunfels shot an impressive 313 in the cold and wind at the Schreiner Golf Course in Kerrville on but remain three strokes off the pace set by Alamo The final round of the District 284A golf tournament is under way p New Braunfels 107 707 Landa New Texas 78130 DSPS Zcituno 5126259144Sf Tuesday April 1989 25 Cents One 10 Pages Men escape from jail considered dangerous Lawmen search for trio Creepy crawly By STEPHANIE DA VIS Staff Writer Three escapees from a Louisiana jail could be in the San AntonioCanyon Lake area and should be considered extremely said a law enfor cement official Richard originally of San Antonio Dennis Louisiana Ronald and Jerry escaped from the fifth floor of the 131inmate jail in Bossier March 29 with the help of Montgomerys Vicki Vanderburg of Canyon Lake Kelly was apprehended in Colorado Vanderburg was arrested and charged Friday at her home with helping the three She remains in the Comal County jail in lieu of a Louisiana authorities are attempt ing to extradite Vanderburg to Bossier was kind of the whole master mind behind the whole escape from what weve been able to said Tom patrol division supervisor of Bossier Parish He has a very lengthy criminal history and has escaped from several federal institutions while serving time for bank robberies and drug Montgomery was arrested in Bossier Parish for federal parole Myrick adding at the time of his arrest Montgomery was in possession of large quantities of a sawedoff See Page 2 Officials backing basic 911 service City and county officials voted to put basic 911 emergency service early and enhance the sys tem later during separate meetings Questions remain about how many 911 answering points will operate and the possibility of cen tralized The 911 telephone number is a nationwide emergency number for fire and ambulance One thing that I think we should explore the possibili ty of a central dispatch with the city and see if they would be inter ested in talking about said Sheriff Jack Bremer during the Comal County Commissioners Court meeting You could have a real fine operation if the city and county merged their dispatch And there is no reason why it cant be During Mondays New Braun fcls City Council city officials also voted to move for ward with exploring dispatching I recommend that we approve this with the understanding that our staff and the county staff will work out what is the most benefi cial one or two dispatch loca said Councilman Eddie City of New Braunfels and Comal County signed resolutions in 1988 choosing Bcxar Metro 911 Network District to enact the emergency service in the Jerry executive direc tor of the Bexar Metro told city and county officials April 4 that basic 911 service could be enacted now and could be enhanced What we want to do is give you something that will make you feel content up but will be happy to do it any way you Marshall The emergency phone service could be on line in approximately seven months after officials estab lish how many answering points there will be and where they will be It would be a step said City Manager Paul Grohman about going on line with the basic There is no extra cost added by going to this system Enhanced 911 which is the final goal for New Braunfels and Comal County speeds calls See Page 2 Screen test HEB Food Stories this week is sponsoring Community Health Screen ing by CBS The screenings began this morning and will run through Thursday from 7 to 3 with mammograms being conducted Rose head phlebotomist for this screening checks the blood pressure of Barbara Jean Freese of New Braunfels before taking Several of the screen such as cardiac assessment and a complete blood a 12hour Photo by Deryl Clark Proposed effective tax City looking at lower rate A decrease in homestead exemp tions and an increase in sales taxes as well as adding new property to the tax rolls have helped lower the proposed effective tax rate for the City of New says the city During a regular City Council meeting City Manager Paul Grohman released the proposed cffcc live tax of per 100 prop rate dropped from last years rale of An effective lax rate is the rate that would impose the same total taxes as the previous year on properties taxed in both It gives the taxing unit approximately the same amount of money to spend as it had the year according to the State Proper ty Tax If were a good stable organiza tion as I said last were going to be able to keep the tax rate under the 41 cents number in the 41 cent range for four to five years I still believe Grohman said in an interview last Council members approved the first reading of the lax levy Mayor Doug Miller and Atlargc Councilman James Goodbread were not We arc in better I than what anybody imagined because weve had a good year from other Grohman We had some growth we didnt really We See Page 2 County approves request for sheriffs equipment Its spring in Comal County and flowers and trees are the grass is growing and the forest tent caterpillars are Four tent caterpillars create quite a nuisance in Texas by eating foliage and forming unsightly The forest tent caterpillar does not form a tent but spins a silken mat each time it Forest tent cater pillars often draw leaves together to form a which should not be handled because the crystalline substance may cause skin irrita The forest tent speties prefers Texas sweet gums and black gums and a combination of cultural and chemical controls may be necessary to rid your yard of the caterpillars burning is not recom The Comal County Extension Service 1115 Wal offers a fourpage brochure concerning tent Good day Comal County commissioners look another from the contingency fund Monday to buy Sheriff Jack Bremer security car shotgun holders and two County Judge Fred Clark chiseled the original request of to by nixing more than Bremer wanted to use to redesign the physical appearance of patrol Its not an Clark said about redesigning Bremer requested during a commissioners court workshop meeting April 3 to establish a new image for the sheriffs department by changing the door emblems and seals on patrol cars and adding black and gold He also requested to improve the safely for officers by adding plexiglass security car cages and 21 shotgun holders and two additional Precinct 4 Commissioner Clyde Jacobs made a motion to approve the entire which was seconded by Pre cinct 2 Commissioner Neil Clark then made a motion to amend and take away the for vehicle See Page 2 Building drive gets boost A drive lo raise funds lo expand Canyon Lake Action Centers fool structure is meeting with great The cenlers board of direciors adopted a building expansion prog ram lo add an additional square feet to the struclure at a cost of approximately Of ihis some musi be raised I feel real certain we can raise half of in ihe local We haveni done loo bad so said Fran director of Canyon Lake Aciion of fundraising efforts which started Guada lupe Valley Telephone Cooperative donated to the project and the center has received more than in response to inserts placed in GVTC phone Canyon Lake Republican Women contributed and the center has received several and donations from individuals and Muehleisen has sent information about the center and its expansion plans to 15 foundations which contri bute to such She is hoping they will provided a portion of the funds to match what is raised in the Canyon Lake Action Center con sists of a volunteer action a senior citizens center and a social ser vice li began as a volunteer Volunteer Action Com mittee was formed in 1981 lo fill a growing need in the community for services and assistance to the handicapped and The organi zation continued to expand its ser See Page 2 Final vote set for late this month Council approves fee hike The second reading of an ordinance increasing fees for patrons of the Landa Park Golf Course was passed by city council Monday during a regu lar Third and final reading is sche duled April With an increase in golfer John Effinger of New Braunfels said he wants more playing Go ahead and give the people who do belong and pay their yearly fee established tee Effinger We pay you money 12 months in advance we certainly should be able to get on thai golf course and play Effinger said its hard to even find a parking place at ihe golf course its so There are so many people from out of town playing golf on this golf course that if the Chamber of Com merce really wanted to put their money where their mouth is they can build another golf We need two golf Bill chairman of ihe Landa Park Municipal Golf Course Advisory said lee times are used on Sundays and To have lee times completely dur ing ihe week it would be necessary to have another Mabry We do need an additional golf but that takes money Youre never going to satisfy every Cool weather will hang around Tor several more The high today is expected to be 66 The low tonight will be 52 degrees under partly cloudy Clouds will increase Wed ncsday and the high will be Winds will be oul of ihe soulh cast at 15 to 20 miles per hour and The low Wednesday night will be Inside e 3 DEAR 5 TV 2 Stammtisch New Braunfcis Community Chorale will present its spring concert tonighl at in the First United Methodist 572 San Antonio Tickets are for adults and for Director is Bill Krelzmcier and the chorale will be accompanied by JoAnn The concert also will feature The Canyon High School Balladicrs directed by Jeanne DJttlinger Memorial Library is hosting an open house today unlil 9 The Friends of the Diltlin ger Memorial Library are present ing complimentary book bags and balloons to library patrons today in celebration of National Library Week and 50 years of service in New Katie Gordon of Hospice New Braunfels is looking for some items that have walked away from the Hospice Shes looking for a video tilled Walk Me to the Water and a book titled Hospice Means Katie needs the materials back soon because training of new hospice volunieers begins May If youve seen either the video or the call Katie at See 2
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