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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 14, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Study ose problems AUSTIN AP The worldwide warming trend cduld pose big problems for Texas hi the flew including tnbre frequent droughts and problems for Wetlands and according to a new See Page 10A Pistons polish off LA with a sweep L Callf might want the NBA but the Detroit Pistons had to have Coming close no Jotiger was But there was nothing close about the way they took the title from the team that had won it more than any other club SeeP0gei3A 97 mm CHICAGO AP AS glace fruit t available yearround look for it in large supermark home cooks find they can use it in a variety of desserts from Shortbread Cutouts to Black Forest See Page 1B New Braunfels 153 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377880 Zeituno I77880 Wednesday June 1989 25 Cents Two 26 Pages County backing board staffing By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Legislation requiring board mem bers of appraisal districts to be elected officials or from governing rather than being is sup ported by Comal County Commis Commissioners approved a resolu tion Monday supporting Senate Bill 914 and House Bill 432 which are expected to be signed into law by Governor William Clements and take effect Doth bills state members of the board must be made up of persons on a governing body or be an elected officer of a tax ing unit entitled to vote on the appointment of board With representatives of the gov erning bodies of the taxing units scrv ing on the board of directors of the appraisal the lines of com munication between the taxing units and the appraisal districts will be the commissioners resol Patriotic Rain runoff boosts By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer The aquifer is on the rise again thanks to some much needed rain that fell Tuesday The Edwards Aquifer reached up to feet above mean sea level up feet from yesterdays That level was up from Saturday because of rain that fell Bill engineering assistant at New Braunfels Utili said most of the rise can be attributed to This level places the city back in Stage I of the conser vation plan approved by city council This stage primarly focuses on promoting voluntary conservation Local weather watchers reported heavy rains in the Laurence Intrau reported 3 inches at Lake That mark was nearly reached around Canyon Lake and in Approximately 2 inches fell to the cast near Smithson Send us some said Rich Lindell at Potters Creek Pedcrnales Electric Company reported no major out ages as a result of the New Braunfels Utilitcs and Guadalupe Valley Electric Company officials were unavailable for According to National Weather Service the city of San Antonio received inches last The aquifer measured feet amsl at San Antonios J17 an increase of more than 1 foot from Officials from the National Weather Service report that heavier rains hit the recharge zones of the Edwards Aquif Approximately 3 to 5 inches fell near and the NWS officials predict that it will help the aquifer a They had not yet received accurate rainfall data in those areas as of this There is a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms with some locally heavy rains possible for The chance for rain diminishes in the forecast for the rest of the See Page2A Comal Coynty residents are urged to display their patriotism by flying the American Flag Flag Flags hung out overnight were whipped around during the storm and were soaking wet this not waving very Theres a good chance those flags will get wet again this with the National Weather Service call ing for a good chance of thundershowers Photo by Dervl Clark Ready for recreation chamber discuss rivers Good day Plant to up work schedule Seventyfive new local jobs will be created when New Braunfels West Point Peppcrel Iselin Mill goes On a sevenday work schedule in Farley Industries announced today that sevenday operations will be instituted at the New Braunfels the Dunson Mill in and the Lanier Mill in In addition to the increased employ the company also will provide million in new equipment for bed products According to the company is increasing sevenday schedules and making million in capital improvements to meet the growing demand for quality bed Art plant manager at Iselin said staffing of the new posi tions already has He estimates the new jobs will generate more than one million dollars in payroll for the See Page 2A By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Because of heightened publicity no water in New Braunfels during the drought of Schlitterbahn owners and Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commer ce urge the media to carefully handle the situation of low The New Braunfelsbased water park issued a press release recently stating the park would remain open despite rumors and allegations the park would close because of a lack of Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce issued a press release Monday stating the Guadalupe and Board approves bid On lookout to drill four wells By MARGARETEDMONSON Staff Writer Texas Water Wells should begin the construction and drilling of four monitor wells in New Braunfels before the end of the said John a geologist with the Edwards Underground Water The districts board of directors Unanimously approved Texas Water Wells bid of in a roll call vote during its regular meeting Tues The wells are to be used to track changes in water quality along the bad water They will monitor the of saline to the freshwater zone of the Hoyt indicated during the meeting the districts staff will do all the field work and that all the sites have been acquired and easements The City of New Braunfels will not pay for any of the construction or The three sites have been assigned on the west side of The first site will be drilled near the Dry Comal Creek against the railroad Two wells will be drilled at the second site oh Lower Colorado River Authority property near the The last well will be drilled near the Girl Scout hut on theCity of San Antonio Texas Water Wells will receive for their but the dis trict will still have to pay more for logging and monitoring An additional will go toward sophisticated well That will be coming at a later phase of the Hoyt Another will go toward turning the wells into longterm moni toring Rising waters kill topple force delays Py THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A 50yearpJd earthen dam crumbled under raging floodwaters and at least two bodies were found in separate flooded areas as the second sjrajght day of heavy rains pununeled partspf Texas and raised levels already swqlleo Rainwater rushing from the Sabana wasjied away the dam on a pri vate lake near about 80 miles southwest of Fprt ft started pver the daro even ly all the way across about 8 to 12 ni4 Kay whose home is near felled ft held longer than I thought it but then it started eating away in the Once the dam started the lake was she It turned into a going 80 or 90 miles per Watson It was tremend It began snapping trees 40and just like you were snapping your She said no one was threatened because homes near the lake are on a Residents downstream were watch ing a second earthen dam on Leon te New Braunfels police are looking for a black man who pulled two ill fated pigeon drop scams last week and conned at least one man out of after approaching the victim outside of Randolph Credit Union in the Courtyard Shopping Center and another victim outside of Texas Commerce The man is described as a black approximately 1 0inches with slender build and large head not proportionate to his He is described as having yellowed gaps between his teeth and a deformed left He also possibly limps on one Persons with information should call the police department at 3257181 or Crime Stoppers at Composite drawn by police artist Guillermo Willie Comal rivers are flowing and ready for What I had heard I couldnt substantiate it but I had several employees who said that they had heard on one of the radio stations and they couldnt tell me which one dial an announcement was made that the park would be closing in seven days due to a lack of said Schlitterbahns marketing direc tor Jana We decided wed better address it by making a press The chambers press release The current river conditions make See Page 2A Leaders surrender in China BEIJING AP Authorities today announced the arrest of two of 21 student leaders wanted for roles in the prodemocracy movement and ordered two Western reporters expelled for their reporting on the martial law Given three days to leave were John Pomfret of The Associated Press and Voice of America bureau chief Alan The British Broadcasting in Beijing initially reported that Brian its Far Eastern TV correspon dent also was ordered but later said it was just a The expulsion order came as authorities intensified criticism of the United States and pressed on with a nationwide clampdown on dissent that has already netted more than Communist authorities have criti cized whose shortwave broad casts are an important source of infor mation for as spreading dis They have also condemned Washington for sheltering Chinese dissident Fang Lizhi and his Li at the Authorities also announced today the arrest of 32 participants in pro democracy which ended June 34 with a military assault on Beijings center in which hundreds of unarmed civilians were The Communist Party the Peoples warned the United Slates in a harsh frontpage editorial today to stop interfering in Chinas internal affairs and not do anything to harm bilateral Anyone who tries to put pres SM A flash flood watch continues the forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with a chance of Todays high will be 86 Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a chance of occasional showers and a low of 67 The Thurs day forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with a chance of rain and a high of 84 Inside DEAR TV 2A Stammtisch Petes Dragon is the movie showing Thursday night at Landa Parks springfed The movie starts at 9 and youngsters are invited to bring blankets and chairs and even Admission is for with parents admitted The next outdoor movie will be Who Framed Roger Rabbit July followed by Leagues Under the Sea July 22 and Something Wicked This Way Comes Luke manager of the Honey Creek nature conservancy will be the guest speaker at the Bexar Audobon Societys Thursday night meeting at at the Ruble 409 Magnolia in San The meeting is free and open to the The chap ters goals are to promote species and habitat conservation and envir onmental education in the Buck Pottery in Gruene is again hosting a Magical Child Creative Workshop open to children of all ages Friday Registration is from until with the workshop from 10 to Admission is per person and participants are free to try their hands at playing with Pro ceeds from the event will benefit the New Braunfels Childrens from now through Saturday at the Childrens Museum in Courtyard shopping youngsters are invited to make Dad a special gift with that handson touch by taking part in handprinting or footprinting on Tshirts and aprons for their Children also make try tiedying or marbleizing handker chiefs or Tshirts for Sum mer hours at the museum are 10 to 5 Wednesday through 2A
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