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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 23, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas                                Boatingwhiledrunk bill OKd by House AOSfW A bill te strengthen the law against drutikefl bdating and water skiing is nieafit to curb alcohol but not eutiaw alcohol oft the according to the Mouse Officers calling for telephone crackdown AtflWN AP Many of the states largest police are asking Legislature to pass a bill to eraek down on teieehdne pitchrtign whefaise money fa the name of w but keep most bf the See Page 4 410 M009 SO WEST MTCROPUBLTSHING 2ni PLZ SUITE 300 TX 76006 300 heating up in NBA The Detroit Pistons and the Phoenix Suns will try to eveft Mr conference final series in NBA games the Pistons trail Chica go 10 in their Eastern Conference series while the Lakers lead the Suns by a game in the West Seepage New Braunfels 137 707 Landa New Texas 78130 DSPS 377880 512625 Tuesday May 1989 25 Cents One 10 Pages Good day The warm weather of this weekend will continue on into the week with expected highs in the mid90s to almost Mostly cloudy skies will prevail today with an expected high of Tonight will be partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy in the The lows are expected in the low to For the rest of the expect to see mostly cloudy partly cloudy and high Highs are predicted in the mid90s and lows in the low to mid70s through Inside 6 DEAR TV Stammtisch On stage at the Civic Center tonight will be Doc Tommy Scotts Last Real Medicine Show sponsored by the Comal County Senior Citizens for its building Showtime is from to 10 and the show features a combintaion of old and unusual types of music and acts performed in funny such as the musi cal saw played by Old The show has been performed for more than 100 years to approxi mately It also may feature some local senior citi zens in some of the For call the Senior Citizens Center at Friends for Rivers will meet Thursday at 7 at the New Braunfels National Bank A representative from the Koch pipe line project will address the This is a public qucstionand answcr forum concerning the prop osed pipeline that will cross the Guadalupe River north of All interested persons are Beware this week if you are driving on West San The intersection of West San Antonio and Santa Clara will be closed beginning at 8 Thursday morning for drainage improvement work in that Crews hope the street will be closed for only one Detour routes will be The Book Review Club will meet Wednesday morning from 10 to at the Senior Citi zen 142 Coffee is at John Malcolm will review The Lyre of Orpheus by Robertson Membership in the group is per year guest visits are Recent studies reveal that 40 percent of all American high school seniors have used an illicit drug other than Despite the wellpublicized reports about the dangers of drugs and substance especially among young continues to grow at an alarming Dealing with teenagers who may already be experimenting with drugs will be Jiscussed at the lecture on Teen age Substance Abuse Is Just Say No Enough Wednesday from to at the New Braunfels Civic The free seminar will be presented by Rae who is a counselor g the adolescent psychiatric prog ram at Charter Real Hospital in San The sponsored by the Charter Real Outreach Services of New will focus onthe fgtfs about alcohol and drug abuse Parents and teens are encouraged to attend for call The annual Texas Agricultural spring A multimillion lawsuit between owners of Schlitterbahn water park and the City of New Braunfels begins tomorrow at 9 in federal court in San A sixmember jury was selected Monday to hear the which accuses the city of orchestrating a massive campaign of conspiring to damage the water recreational tourist industries by harassment and by rep resenting water quality in and around the city to be poor when it Chief District Judge Lucius Bunton will hear the case for four days at the District Courthouse located at 655 Former and current city employees along with reporters have been sub poenaed to testify starting Industry will get funding on its own By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer The president of Lone Star Die Casting Corporation recently asked the City of New Braunfels to apply for a Texas Department of Commerce loan to expand the but said Monday private donations will be used The end result is to make sure Lone Star Die Casting was able to stay in New Braunfels and we think that has been accomplished without submitting the said New Braunfels City Manager Paul Groh Thiai s one of try to do is leave every door Through private an addi tional building will be added to the facility on FM 306 and 30 additional employees will be The expan sion will allow Lone Star Die Casting to produce magnesium cylinders for consumer products manufactured by of New Braunfels City Council unani mously approved a resolution May 8 to apply for money from the Texas Capital Fund to enable expansion at the The bulk of the grant had already been formulated by Marsha the citys administrative proGeed4ikewefef See Page 2 New Braunfels Utilities Engineering Assistant Bill Tepe measures the level of the Edwards Under ground Aquifer at the test well in Panther Canyon every day with this very old machine which tracks the level of the aquifers water each Tepe then posts the flow of the Comal Springs from the Aquifer and the Edwards level on this sign at the Comal headwaters in Landa Photos by Deryl Clark Aquifer near drought level Banks credit recovery to interest By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer Higher interest rates and an improved economy are being attri buted to the improvement of New Braunfels banking institutions during their first quarter of 1989 over the same period of Were doing much better than last said LaMoyne Davis of New Braunfels National We can contribute the improvement to less loan losses and higher earnings on New Braunfels Nationals total assets went from in the first quarter of 1988 to in the same period for NBNBs total liabilties were in the first quarter of 1988 and in Citizens Bank increased its total assets from in the first quarter of 1988 to in Citizens total liabilities went from to over the same We have an advantage being a new startup Two things work in our we are the only homeowned bank in and we started after the real problems in the real estate and oil industry said Larry Citizens Bank executive vice Texas Commerce BankNew Braunfels also saw increases in its tot al assets and liabilities in the first In total assets were in the first quarter while in the total assets were Firstquarter total lia bilities jumped from in 1988 to in The real estate market is slightly better than last and the market economy is doing said Bob president of Texas Commerce BankNew We are also seeing some discour aging things going on as The real estate market and construction are very slow right he MBank reported total assets for the first quarter of 1989 at and for total The bank closed the first quarter of 1988 with total assets of and total liabilities of Weve had a lot of positive feed both within the bank and from outside the said Joe chairman of the board and chief executive officer of In late he credited the survival of MBankNew Braunfels after the takeover of MCorp to a strong Central Texas economy and close ties with By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer Local authorities are concerned about the decreasing level of water in the Edwards the aquifer reached itslowest level since the minidrought of We only had 18 inches of rain last said Bill engineering assistant at New Braunfels There hasnt been enough rain in the right areas as far as the recharge areas Weve had rainfall in the wrong According to the Comal Springs are within of a foot of going If there is no rain and usage continues to tourists may sec dry springs on Memorial Tepe reports that todays level was down inch to feet above mean sea The lowest recorded level for the aquifer was documented on al Landa Lake will go dry at 619 Even in the lake didnt dry Tcpc We need some The Edwards Aquifer is the main source of water for agricultural and recreational uses in and Hays coun The flow of the Edwards through the Comal and San Marcos springs provides water to the Guadalupe River and New Braunfels and San Marcos rely on that river for their tourjsm and recreation aquifer is recharged through rainfall from the west See Page 2 Frugality will conserve aquifer In light of the decreasing water level of the Edwards water conservation is being stressed for the sake of all who use water from the Increasing demand for water and little rainfall account for the decreasing While there is little residents can do about the rain there is much they can do about the amount of water they The following water conservation tips have been provided by New Braunfels Utilities and the Edwards Underground Water District Limit showers to five Every minute saved in the shower saves 5 to 10 gallons of When bathing fill the bathtub only Adjust water temperature as the tub Lowvolume shower heads and flow restrictors can save 25 percent of the water normally used in the By using this you can save 5 or more gal lons of water per day in your toilet Find an empty plastic bottle that will fit in the Put a large stone in the bottle to weigh it Fill the bottle with water and cap Place the bottle in the See Page 2 8M 2 union OKs strike with deadline of Saturday WASHINGTON AP Mem bers of largest union vot ed overwhelmingly to authorize a strike if a new contract with the telecommunications giant is not reached by union offi cials said The Communications Workers of America did not release a break down of the secretballot vote authorizing its executive council to call a with the date to be determined by union President Morton CWA represents Council gives city manager raise after evaluation By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer After seeing the city overwhelm ingly reject a tax rollback and learning what makes New Braunfels City Manager Paul Grohman after g year receives good marks and a pay New Braunfels City Council mem bers met in executive session Monday night to evaluate the who came from the City of Roekport in May He received praise for his aggressiveness and innovative financ but admonishment for not giving council more background information on issues and Paul received high marks in all the said Mayor Doug A few council members had some miftor comments ways they thought he could Al in it was a very good City Manager Paul Grohman reflects on his first year in New Council members granted Uroh man a 10percent pay which brings his base salary to approximate ly Council is very appreciative of the job Paul has done in the last 13 months for Miller after the regular city council meeting said he rates his first year in New Braunfels as very We have reestablished credibility in our Grohman We as far as the the mana ger and the I think the general public really thinks were doing our job As Grohman got the 1985 bond issue projects into full swing in 1988 and addressed problems in the garbage He also spent   

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