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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 26, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas                                MA Y Offices closing for Memorial Day weekend Area city the Comal County utili ties area banks and the Atew Braunfels IterddZeitmg will be closed Moriday ill observance of Memorial City garbage collection in New Braunfels will operate normally Office hours will return to normal Clements Dont place bets on race tax lowering yet AUSTIN AP trying to lower the states share of race track wagers have gotten a tip from the governors office dont place that bet I think its Bill Clements said Thurs TV 76006 See Page 4 js in Northeast Regional AP Chris Zimmer mans twofun double highlighted a threerun seventh inning as sixthseeded LeMbyne defeated topseeded Arkansas 75 Thursday in the opening found of the NCAA Division 1 Northeast Regional baseball See Page 11 New Braunfels 140 Good day Todays weather will continue in the same hot vein with a high near Tonight will turn fair with cloudy skies in the For there is a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon with a high in the low look for a partly cloudy and hot weekend with warm nights and mostly cloudy Expected highs are in the mid to upper 90s and lows in the low Inside DEAR 18 RELIGIOUS 11 12 TV 2 Stammtisch There are only a few more days left to sign up for the King and Queen Contest for the LagunasZamora Scholarship Janie Cantu is looking for students between 13 and 18 years old to compete for Prince and Duke and Princess and The LagunasZamora Scholarship Fundraiser will be 12 and 13 Civic Interested teens should call Cantu at 6292972 before May The rummage sale at Holy Family Catholic Church continues today and Saturday at the The sale is until 2 today and from 8 to 5 Saturday and will also feature food and a bake Proceeds will benefit Patsy Queen Candidate for the On a car wash will be held at the CCD Center from 9 until 3 Project the chemicalfree graduation parties being organized by seniors of all three Comal County high needs your Donations of services and merchandise for prizes still are being To find out more about making a contact Jan Wingate at 6290212 or Merle Kaderli at 6251239 after 5 the annual Texas Agricultural Extension Service spring garden tour and insect and disease control clinic is The tour begins at and participants should nteet in the parking lot of the Crystal Chande lier at Loop 337 and Common The first stop will be the Mens Garden Clubs childrens garden and other stops will focus on landscape pecan and a wellmanaged home The insect and disease control clinic is from to at the Plant Haus at 956 Wal nut Bring your problems and Jerry extension vegetable specialist Mark extension plant pathologist and extension will all be at the tour and the clinic to answer your Its all Buddy Poppies are on sale in the area today and tomorrow by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7110 and Ladies Throughout the veterans in need are counting on timely assis tance through the sale of Buddy which have been made by disabled Local VFW rnembers will be at several area stores this Sroithson Valley Middle School PTA wUIL be bflppripi all SVMS eighth graders with a Dinner Dance aj the Woodlands Counuy dub Canyon Lake Jung 3 from 7 to U All students received May Students are 2 707 Landa New Texas 78130 DSPS Zeituno 377880 51262591444br Friday May 1989 25 Cents One 18 Pages Judge Lawsuit petty Clef By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer SAN ANTONIO Petty accusa tions and a lot of yacking is the way District Judge Lucius Buntion describes the lawsuit between owners of Schlitterbahn and the City of New Its terrible It makes the city of Braunfels look like a tacky little Buntion said after two days of The trial con tinued this morning at in the District Courthouse located on East Ive heard a lot of yacking and a lot of petty the 64yearold judge told persons in the courtroom after the sevenmember jury left around I resent this law This lawsuit should not be filed in federal The Robert Henry who own the Schlitterbahn water park in New under the name of BadSchloss claim city officials and personnel conspired against them to ruin their The family among different the city released inaccurate informa tion on results of waterquality tests during the drought of 1984 to create bad publicity for waterrelated drained the springfed pool in Landa Park to hinder water flow to and towed visi tors cars from The City of New Braunfels denies all The trial began today with New Braunfels Utilities General Manager Bob Sohn testifying about water qual ity tests taken during Much the testimony has sur rounded water testing in the Comal River during the Jeff son of Bob told the court he had private tests per formed along the Comal Texas Water Commission experts told the jury they had taken Former city councilmembers also discussed city performed Water Water tests were conducted to determine fecal coliform levels in the Comal The city eventually posted signs along the river warning swimmers of the bacteria The states maximum limit of the bacteria is 200 colonies per 100 The deposition of former city sani tarian Rick Lane was read to the jury this Lane testified to a lack of rain and the number of sewage leaks along the Comal River increased the fecal coliform levels during the summer of He said the reason the city ran its own tests was It cost 10 cents per sample to run water tests at the citys non certified lab compared to the states cost of 10 per he The Henrys say the city misrepre sented the while the city claims the figures were Tes timony shows all tests The question of who drained the springfed pool in Landa Park in July 1984 has been a regular topic during See Page 2 Water authority bill waiting for signature from Clements A bill has been sent the governors office which would establish the Canyon Regional Water Authority as a public body and make it eligible for public The Canyon Regional Water Authority is currently a partnership of East Central Water Crystal Clear Water Green Valley Water Authority and Spring Hills Water The purpose of the authority is the development of facilities for the four water One thing were working on is the development of sur face treatment said David Davenport of Green Valley This is very expensive to do as but together it will not be as and the customers will not see increased rates in their water he In this way we are saving the customers See Page 2 City crews will clean up the construction at the intersection of West San Antonio Street and North Santa Clara Avenue this afternoon to make room for citizens and visitors during Memorial Day For a couple of crews have been in that area installing water line for the drainage improvement project approved in the citys 1985 bond issue City Engineer Bill Dobrowolski said he is pleased with the progress of the which should be completed by Photo by Deryl Clark February 1989 TEAMS Results Averages for State Math Reading Writing rade 3 Mastering E rade 5 Mastering rade 7 Mastering rade 9 Mastering State State Stale 92 96 86 89 79 82 89 91 85 91 84 90 91 92 86 87 79 81 83 92 83 90 69 69 Local TEAMS scores higher than average By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer New Braunfels Independent School District officials are pleased with the Texas Assessment of Minimum Skills test results released May On all grade NBISD stu dents scored above the state average on all We are pleased with the but we are talking about minimum so we are always striv ing for improvement said Michael assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction at In a report to the school board last Fitsko said students continue to show progress in math and reading at the third and fifth grade He also pointed out there is improvement in math in the middle school and high One particular figure that interested and encouraged school officials was a 10percent gain in the number of stu dents mastering writing in the ninth When this class took the test as seventh graders two years 79 per cent mastered the In 89 percent mastered the writing there is some concern with the writing test scores decreasing as some students progress through A drop in writing achievement See Page 2 NBU looking at deposit requirements By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer Alarmed about high chargeoff New Braunfels Utilities board of trustees Thursday passed a resolution to approach city coun cil asking to change ordinances concerning deposit and service connection NBU officials came up with a policy which would require a two month deposit instead of one The policy also says NBU will hold deposits for two years instead of one See Page 2 Annual Art Show prize Kuempel satisfied with sessions successes By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer The regular session of the state legislature will close in a few and State Edmund Kuempel will come away happy with the work he has accomplished concerning work mans compensation and employee Were doing he said Wed nesday from the floor of the Weve had a very good session with a lot accomplished in workmans compensation and Im tot ally satisfied with this One senate bill that Kuempel spon sored in the House dealt with state employees retirement and This bill gave past retirees increases in their retirement and also changed the benefit factor in the current employees retirement This change will be funded by the employ ee retirement system which manages See Page 2 WORD rangers clean up tips offered Memorial Day weefcend in New BraurtfeJs means the annual Spring Art Show will be in full bloom once Spoored by the New Braunfels Art show and sale will be in the Civic Cen 380 Saturday from 10 to 7 and Sunday from 10 to 5 This framed and signed Dalhart Windoerg print will be one of the many door prizes awarded every hour throughout both days of the Other prizes will include gift certificates that may be spent at the show and prizes donated by Admission is Photo by Deryl Clark Water Oriented Recreation District Rangers Mike Burrow and John Mul lins removed a large portion of a fal len tree Thursday in preparation for Memorial weekend hohday The tree was located at S Curve a popular tubing and rafting The two rangers observed the hazard the first day on the job as safety when the Water Oriented Recreation District admini strator got a call that a visitor on a tube had become tangled up in the WORD the administrator and Emergency Communications Club president Ernie Hassold gained permission from land owners to scout the They found a tree 15 feet long and 3 feet in diameter was block ing almost three quarters of the The land owner indicated he had reported u to ihe Corps of Engineers   

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