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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 15, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Gorbachev Berlin Watt West Germany AP Mikhail Gorba chev today dismissed the fiertin Wall great problem in EastWest relatidrts and hailed as a breakthrough NATOs new willingness to negotiate a cut in shortrange See Page 4 Battling childrens Slimmer boredom Theres nothing to Parents dreading the onset of that endless sufhmer jefrain will be heartened to know they have more control over alleviating the boredom of childrens summer freedom than they may sometimes Seepage ARLINGTON LOS ANGELES AP The combination of Kirk Gibson and pitcher Orel Hershiser overwhelmed the Houston Gibson had a tworun homer and a basesloaded groundout Wednesday night as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Astros See Page 9 New Braunfels 154 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377 Zeituno 177880 5126259144 Thursday June 1989 25 Cents One 12 Pages S limits The speed limit for trains is increas ing by 20 miles per hour in the outly ing areas of New Braunfels since City Council voted this week to decrease accidents and the amount of time rail road crossings are What we hope to do is expedite the trains through town so there will be less opportunity for a cartrain col said City Manager Paul Groh In the state of Texas the major contributing cause of cartrain wrecks is the length of time the train is in the Increasing the speed limit also will get the trains through town about 12 minutes Grohman New Braunfels City Council voted unanimously Monday night to change the speed Union Pacific trains still will travel 30 mph from North Live Oak Avenue See Page 2 Commissioners hail high court decision By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer A Texas Supreme Courts recent decision to allow resi school districts and now counties are rate by 8 dents to petition counties for a rollback of taxes is being subject to a rollback of taxes if they raise the tax hailed by local county commissioners and I see no reason why as a taxing should be treated any differently than any other taxing said Precinct 2 Commissioner Neil the possi bility of us exceeding the 8percent increase in tax rate I think is very I dont have any problem with school districts and now counties are subject to a rollback of taxes if they raise the tax rate by 8 The Texas Supreme Court ruled May 31 tHat commis sioners courts werent given authority to set tax rates based on constitutional Cities and school districts already are subject to tax roll backs because their taxing power comes Irom the Texas Attorney General Jim Mattox released an opinion in 1987 stating tax hike initiatives were The Supreme Court apparently held that statutory pro vision was constitutional and applied to counties and I dont see any problem with letting people vote on some thing like said County Judge Fred I dont think its a threat in any way to county See Page 2 NBU exceeds water permit Union Pacific trains will be allowed to travel at 50 mph in the outlying areas after New Braunfels City Council voted to increase the speed limits going Gruene Photo Clark Grand jury returns charges Two Kingsville men were indicted on charges of possession of a con trolled substance Thursday by a Com al County grand jury which also hand ed up five other indictments including one Rene Traveno and Lawrence Ralph were indicted after they were arrested 16 by Department of Public Safety troopers and charged with possession of more than 5 pounds of Avelar was driving northbound on Interstate 35 when troopers Tim Jack son and Scott Haag stopped searched his car and allegedly found bundles of Also indicted was Edward on a charge of burglary non Lozano was arrested 10 and charged with breaking into Frazier Elementary Others indicted include Jose DWI subse 2524 Katy Jesus DWI subse 225 Live Oak James unauthorized See Page f By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer New Braunfels Utilities exceeded its water transport limit by more than two times its registered amount last according to Mike environmental analyst with the Edwards Underground Water Albach reported Tuesday during the districts regular board meeting that NBU exceeded its registered amount as did the City of Th2 board is currently looking into its pol icy concerning water transport per mits and the process of NBU is registered to transport acre feet of water per year out side of the district to other Albach said the utility companys quarterly reports indicate it trans ported acre feet last year with out applying for a I am very certain that NBU has simply overlooked Albach See Page 2 Texas prisons close doors again MCorp reports loss of nearly billion HUNTSVILLE AP The Texas prison system was closed Wednesday to new prisoners because the inmate population surpassed a courtordered a corrections spokesman The which began at the end of the day was the eighth so far this Texas Department of Corrections spokesman Charles Brown Brown said the prison system will be closed to new inmates for the rest of the going to open Monday or Tuesday or next The prison population Wednesday totaled or per cent of DALLAS AP Government reports show the five banks still own ed by financially troubled which is operating under bankruptcy court sustained continued losses of million in this years first The reports came as the bank hold ing company on Wednesday released First Federal plans restructure of staff First Federal Savingsand Association of New Braunfels has instituted a restructuring plan which will cost 13 staff members ijieir The along with its accounting developed the restructuring and streamlining plan to Combat a million loss of assets along with a soft real estate market and light loan It is unfortunate that this will include a reduction in staff that is being accomplished by not replacing employees that have quit or retired and by some said Arthur chairman and chief executive We are still solvent and we want to stay that Congressional action on a bill which will affect savings and loan institutions also is being credited for the See Page 2 Supreme Court upholds 1976 civil rights ruling WASHINGTON AP The Supreme which touched off an uproar last year by considering rever sal of a key civil rights today upheld the 1976 ruling that has been a powerful tool to fight racial The justices unanimously reaf firmed that an 1866 law enacted to help freed slaves could be used to sue private citizens accused of race But the by a separate 54 also ruled that the 133yearold civil rights law cannot be invoked to fight racial Justice Anthony in his opinion for the said adher ence to precedent compelled the con servative majority on the court to uphold the 1976 he even if that ruling was based on a mistaken inter pretation of it is certain that it is not inconsistent with the prevailing sense of justice in this To the it is entirely consistent our societys deep commitment to the eradication of discrimination based on a persons race or the color of his or her But Kennedy said allowing suits for racial harassment was not enyi Sw 2 Member pf New Braunfels Fire Department search and rescue team went through their paces Wednesday during a Photo by Deryl Clark longdelayed 1988 financial state ments showing a net loss of almost billion last Officials said it resulted in part from a writeoff involving 20 banking subsidiaries closed by federal Despite the gloomy the corn See Page 2 Drills test local teams By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer A New Braunfels Fire Department search and rescue team raced to Panther Canyon Wednesday after noon to render aid to a victim who had reportedly fallen off a When the team got personnel found out they were only being Everthing is the said Wesley search and rescue team They never know whats The three search and rescue teams are currently competing with one another for the search and rescue team Every three an emergency is simulated for each of the and the teams are judged on their speed and Each team is given the same This is my way of testing to see if theyre doing what theyre supposed to be Meyer Meyer explained that the first response of the team is to find out where the victim The next response is to find out his injuries and bring the proper After providing aid to the the team must bring the victim to the ambulance in the safest manner Wednesdays drill contained an added hazard the ground was still wet Good day Partly cloudy skies dominate the forecast once again as any chance of more rain has Today and tomorrow will be part ly cloudy with the high in the mid80s for today and near 90 for There will be fair skies and lows near 60 degrees For the look for partly cloudy skies with highs in the 90s and lows in the Inside DEAR TV Stammtisch Tonights Concert in the Park at Landa Park will feature music by Bumey Bocck and Mostly Country at 7 The Thursdaynight con certs are free and folks are invited to bring chairs and picn ics no glass The con certs are sponsored by the parks department and Miller Wholesale Following the Petes Dragon will be shown for the youngsters of all ages at the springfed beginning at 9 Admission is for adults are free with Smithson Valley High School students are invited to a Summer Swimming Party June 27 from 5 to 10 at Canyon Park Beach Shelter 1 in swimming and music will be the entertainment bring your own Admission is and the party is sponsored by the Smithson Valley ParentStudent For more call Sharon Sharp at Spring Branch Volunteer Fire Department Home Fest is June 24 at the Spring Branch Fire House at FM 311 and There will be childrens games and crafts tables to browse For information on rent ing a table for call Gloria Gass at 8854405 after 6 The day also will feature a bar becued chicken dinner from noon to 9 Tickets are for adults and for George Chambers will play for the dance from 9 to mid Tickets are Adults can buy one dance one barbecue ticket and a bingo ticket for New Braunfels Girls Softball Association will host a 15family garage sale Saturday only from 8 to 2 at 1280 Common in the parking Proceeds will benefit the Girls Softball State See 2
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