Thursday, May 25, 1989

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 25, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas HoitJse tentatively app fair housing bilk AUSTIN addressing sex edu drug and Alcohol abuse and the motor fuels tax were added to a bill continuing the Texas Education Agency before the House tentatively approved the See Page 4 Senate appfwea tiittsfof 410 H009 SOWEST MICROPUBLISHTNG BROOKHOLLOW S1TTTE 300 TX 76006 AUSTIN A bill to reverse the decline in rural health care has been approved by the and its sponsor says it should lead to the reopening of hos pitals and to the development of better hospitals for people in the Seepages A A I4A t l season the New Braunfels Unlcotns dominated the All Bistriet 284A baseball with eight of the 13 players named to the fust team from the districtchampion Canyon had one player named to the first team while Kerrville New Braunfels 139 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS Zeituno 377880 5126259144 Thursday May 1989 25 Cents One 14 Pages Look for the hot weather to continue today with partly cloudy skies and a high near Lake wind advisories are in effect this Tonight should be partly cloudy with a low in the Expect Friday clouds with a partly cloudy and hot Highs will be in the upper For the there is a slight chance of show but mainly there will be mostly cloudy mornings and partly cloudy and hot The highs will be in the mid to upper 90s and lows in the low to mid Inside DEAR 6 TV 8 2 Friends for Rivers will meet tonight at 7 at the New Braunfels National Bank A represen tative from the Koch pipeline pro ject will address the This is a public questionandanswer forum concerning the proposed pipeline that will cross Guada lupe River north of All interested persons are Tickets are on sale now for the live musical entertainment at the second annual the community salute to June 2 and The twoday festival begins Friday night with a water front concert featuring Paul McLaughlin and a dance with Clay On it con tinues with a river 5K arts and live tube relay and toss and A IK walk or run for youngsters under 12 and a bar becue cookoff also are The continuous musical enter tainment Saturday will feature Lonesome Louie from 10 to Mogan David and the Grapes of Wrath from noon to 4 and Southern Breeze from 4 to 8 A with Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88s begins at 9 in Tickets for Clay Blaker are and tickets for Johnny Dee are in advance or at the Dance tickets include admission to so they are a pretty good Tickets are available at the Chamber of New Braunfels Resorts corner of Seguin and and at the Wurstfest Association offices in Landa Wasserfest will open at 6 Friday and Admission is and proceeds will benefit community projects of the Wurstfest sponsors of the Other sponsors are Texas Commerce Natural Bridge Patio New Braunfels New Braunfels and the New Brwrfels Herald Concepeion will be partially dosed beginning this afternoon for work by New Braunfels Utilities The work will continue for several The winner of in groceries from Country Boy in Saltier will be selected at the annual Barbecue of the Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Department at Fire Station 1 w Canyon The bar bficue will be June 4 and tickets are being sold at Country Boy in Saoler and at Hair Affair and Among Friends in Tfctett also are available along m m f A local jewelry was found not guilty prF charge of practices Friday bya ComaliCQunty Court Talmage was found not guilty of selling a ring to a local couple for more it was worth he said is now a matter of public record that Jewelsby Talrnage has the very best values in diamonds in afel Jewelsby 332 He has been in tiiejewelry 5 Business forv35 1 therti in New says he has received a lot qf support from the was never A Because I be If he had been found Hig i iff vSwVER Henry family testifies at trial in San Antonio By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer SAN ANTONIO A multi million dollar lawsuit between the owners of Schlitterbahn water park and the City of New Braunfels con tinues today after the parks owner spent more than five hours on the wit ness stand Robert Bob Henry told the five woman twoman jury Wednesday he had come to New Braunfels in 1966 to buy Camp which is now Land a and eventually I did the work myself along with my child he The 62yearold businessman opened Schlitterbahn in 1979 and said city officials and personnel have harassed him numerous times by such acts as towing visitors cars from his place of business and releasing inac curate information on results of waterquality tests to create bad publ icity for waterrelated City personnel conducted tests to determine fecal coliform levels in the Comal River during the drought of the summer of They eventually posted signs along the river warning swimmers of the bacteria Former council member and mayor Donnie Seay testified this morning that test results varied when the water was tested for fecal As Seay he asked ques tions about how tests were done and was told it was easy to mess up a Attorney John representing the said the Henrys had violated several city noting a fire broke out at Schlitterbahn in June 1983 and was caused by a gas pipe dismembered from a heater that wasnt properly Lewis said a letter to Henry from the New Braun See Page 2 Burglary suspects jailed By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer Four teens were arrested and charged with attempted burglary of a residence yesterday and are under investigation for burglary of a vehicle in Comal Approximately 5 Wednesday police were notified by a witness that a vehicle in Comal Park had been broken into by four indivi With the suspects license plate number provided by the an officer was able to stop the suspects on FM At the same time the officer had the suspects a burglar alarm was sent to the station from a home in the Witnesses said a car bearing the same license plate number as the car in the Comal Park incident was seen backed up to the One suspect is a juvenile and has been returned to the custody of his The suspects arc 17 and 18 years old and are currently being held in Comal County jail pending proud tough lovebills this session NBU meeting today The regular meeting of the New Braunfels Utilities board of trustees is this afternoon at in the boards meeting room at 201 Main Scheduled topics include the adjusted yearly dues to the New Braunfels Chamber of revisions to the city ordinance con cerning deposit and service connec tion and extension of an existing lease with the Humane Socie ty in New The board also will consider partial abandonment of a utility easement between Interstate 35 and In the executive which is closed to the trustees will look at the litigation between NBU and By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer State Judith Zaffirini will close this weeks regular session of the state legislature with major victo ries under her Major issues concerning the sena tor this session involved drunk driv ing and juvenile The Texas Senate has approved a bill by Zaffirini which would toughen the Texas Open Container Under the current a person can be arrested for drinking and driving only if an officer sees the SB 295 does away with that The bill also says that open contain ers are prohibited in the passenger compartments of any vehicle driven by a person who has been convicted one or more times for driving while intoxicated or for involuntary This bill went through seven as my staff and I worked against forces in Texas who maintain that drinking and driving is a Zaffirini Some people perceive this legislation from the per I see it from a Mama per spective in striving to make this great state safer for our In other Zaffirini and her staff arc pleased about the success of a legislative package created to deal with juvenile justice in The package has passed the Senate and is now on calendar in the According to Diane Zaffirin is legislative the package has been tagged a legislative The package is a product of months and months of and the legislature realizes the depth of such she Its a solid approach to the It got through without much What the package does is address the problems of drug juvenile and various other problems listed under the heading of juvenile SB 1527 will be presented on the floor It deals with creating an Office of Prevention which would work toward preventing birth defects and developmental The office would be a coordinated effort of similar programs in the Texas Edu cation Health and Human That dam hole Resources and the Texas Department of As a the office would try to attract private No money will be taken from general appropriations for the Another bill in the package addres ses the need for kids who arc at risk of dropping out of school juvenile sexual abuse runaways and This bill will allow for the teaching of cop ing skills to equip these children to deal with tough such as saying no to SB 1722 gives the Texas Youth Commission the ability to provide services to the families of juvenile offenders as well as the offenders It also allows for transi tional residence places in the TYC system for juvenile These youngsters will be given the chance to do community service under the TYC will be given the authority to set standards of baseline services under SB The guidelines would concern outof See Page 2 Economists see but no imminent recession Employees of the New Parks and Recre ation Department this morning began working to btoek a nswiy found hole at the bottom of a dam in Unda m Raw whteh runs from unda lakd to the Comal The parks department Wednesday raised the dam to hold steady the level of Landa which is fed by the Comal With the help of New Braunfels Utilities nope to plug the note to keep water from flowing under the Photo by Deryl GlartO WASHINGTON AP Top busi ness newnomists today predicted that economic growth will slow dramati cally this year but the nation should be able to forestall a recession until at least The consensus of 54 forecasting experts surveyed by the National Association of Business Economists was that America will experience a growth in which the economy continues to expand but at a very slow The slowdown is expected to be accompanied by a moderate increase in unemployment and higher inflation due to an emerging upturn in food and energy according to the associ ations latest quarterly 1990 continues to be the year eco nomists predict a recession will Fortythree percent predict a downturn while 20 percent expect record peacetime expansion to Old this TTiat projection is slightly more optimistic than the groups last quar terly issued in when 75 percent of those surveyed expected a recession this year or fa todays 17 percent fore cast a recession for 1991 and 20 per cent said it would be 1992 or beyond before a downturn Recent government reports measur ing the economys performance so far this year have suggested that growth is slowing in response to a Federal Reserve campaign to engineer a so called soft in which the economy slows enough to cool infla tion without slipping into a But the forecasters warned that the real trick from an economic poli cy perspective is preventing the forces that are responsible for a major slow down from degenerating into a full blown Soft landings have often appeared but inflation has invariably the group said in a sum mary of its With the runup in government policy has been forced to squeeze still harder and soft landings are lost ia the The analysts median forecast was that the gross national the broadest measure of the economys would grow at an sluggish annual rate of percent during tue