Thursday, June 22, 1989

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 22, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Richards trade AUSTIN The two pttttentie gubernator ial hofefuis state Treasurer Arm Richards and Attorney General Jim are at odds over material they have malted to Texans at state See Page 3 Lawmakers wafyof decision AUSTIN AP Mouse education leaders had giiamed reaction to the Courts deci sion to hear arguments in a lawsuit challenging tiie states method of public school CINCiNNATi AP Baseballs evidence against Pete Rose includes an experts determination that his handwriting is oft betting involving Cincinnati games and that the fBl has determined the slips of paper bear Roses fingerprints as well as his Page 8 New Braunfels 159 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS Zeituno 377880 5126259144 Thursday June 1989 25 Cents One 12 Pages Board reviews water release By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer The Water Oriented District voted to hire a consultant to look at water releases to supplement the declining flow of the Guadalupe Dave a resident of Tennes see who once lived in San Antonio and is known for his success in getting water releases from the Tennessee Valley Authority and other river He was hired to research the potential of obtaining water releases from the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority and to give advice to the board on its We will get his complete review and written said Betty WORD This See Page 2 Just a reminder Hampton city lawsuit Jury returns for testimony Local city including Parks and Recreation Department cars and Sanitation Departments gar bage trucks are sporting Conserve Water signs this month in an effort to remind residents that water conservation is necessary to prevent the depletion of the Edwards Aquifer and the Comal Springs Photo by Deryl Clark at percent rate WASHINGTON AP The economy grew at an annual rate of percent in the first three months of the slightly better than previously the gov ernment reported the Commerce Department said more than half the growth in the gross national pro duct came from a rebound from last summers a onetime boost that is more of a reflection of the governments accounting methods than a measurement of the real Discounting the bookkeeping entry to return expected farm pro duction this year to its predrought growth actually slowed dra matically in the JanuaryMarch The nonfarm economy grew at a sluggish annual rate of per compared with a percent rate in the final three months of This is in line with many economists Private analysts predict the economy will slow dramatically this year under the impact of an antiinflation campaign waged by the Federal The central bank in March 1988 began to drive interest rates higher in an effort to dampen The new GNP report contained some good news on the inflation front as a GNP price index rose at an annual rate of down from a preliminary estimate of 5 percent a month The increase in the GNP price index that measures a fixed mark etbasket of goods was up only slightly from a percent increase in the fourth quarter of Many analysts arc predicting that overall growth will slow this year to what is known as a growth a period when the eco nomy keeps expanding but at such a sluggish pace that unemployment Police seek suspect New Braunfels police have a sus pect today in the reported rape of an 18yearold New Braunfels woman Tuesday night in the 1000 block of Coll She was hysterical when she waved an officer down al the intersec tion of Walnut Avenue and said Felix She said that she had been at a par She went to the bathroom and a man grabbed her and pulled her into a He had sex with her and her on the nose and the face with his he The woman scratched the man on his back and hit him on his Roquc As the woman rejoined the a fight he The victim said she knows the mans first name and where he Roquc She also described him as about 27 years After two days the 12member jury hearing the Richard Hampton verses the City of New Braunfels law suit returned today taking up where they left off Tuesday when two jurors became who operated the city owned Prince Solms Park Tube Chute in the late 1970s and to the continued testifying this morning that he continually made improvements to the park after he first signed the first lease in Local man assaulted A New Braunfels man was assaulted with a sharp object Wednes day night at the Conoco service sta tion on Spur according to a police A 20yearold man was parked at the station to use the outside pay phone when a Latin male approached for a the He contends in the suit the city ter minated the lease before it was to expire and therefore he lost City Aquatics Director Marcus Tonish also is named in the suit for allegations he slandered Hampton when he reportedly stated Hampton was stealing tubes from the The suit is being heard by a 10man 2woman jury with visiting District Judge Charles Lance of Milam Coun See Page 2 Good day Partly cloudy and hot conditions continue today with the high temperature reaching The low tonight will be 74 There will be more clouds on Friday with a high of 92 degrees and a low of Cloudy skies with a chance of showers moving into the area are forecast for The high will be 91 report When he entered his vehicle to an unknown Latin male subject walked up to his vehicle speaking Spanish and asked him for a said Felix When the victim refused to give him a the man punched him in the upper chest area with an unknown metal Victim had a visible See Page 2 6 CROSSWORD 3 DEAR 7 HOROSCOPE 6 KALEIDOSCOPE 7 SCRAPBOOK 4 SPORTS 89 TV LISTINGS 6 WEATHER 2 PUC looks at LCRA rate request The Texas Public Utilities Com mission will conduct a formal hearing on the Lower Colorado River Author itys request for rate increases today in The hearing comes only after near ly 40 percent of LCRAs wholesale customers failed to agree with a stipu lated agreement between LCRA and its wholesale According to Robert general manager of New Braunfels NBU look part in the agreement along with Pcdemalcs Electric Cooperative and Guadalupe Valley Electric A Bastrop city group failed to agree with the stipulated PUC Hearings Examiner Amalija Hodgins did not approve the stipu lated agreement on the basis that there was not enough support on the pan oi the Hodgins will present her recom mendations to the commission in the hearing Part of these recommendations include cutting LCRAs request of million in rate increases from its customers to Sohn said the stipulated agreement allowed for million in rate increases to Part of this amount was to go toward a payment on unused mining equipment that has been earning Hodgins ruled this out she she did not believe it was right for LCRA to charge its customers for materials that are not used and The three commissioners will decide today on what rate LCRA can charge its wholesale That rate will be what NBU pays to get most of its Sohn said NBU obtains most of its electric power from Any See Page 2 WIG program opens permanent NB office Award all sewn up By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer A special supplemental food prog ram for infants and children is now located permanently in New Braunfels in order to help the citys expecting women and young children obtain the food and nutritional educa tion they WIC Children is a federally funded program operated out of San Representatives from San Marcos previously came twice a week to provide services to New Braunfels as Nutritionist Beth Schlameus there were too many peo ple to serve in just two We were always so booked that we needed to be here full she She estimated approximately 700 See Page 2 Thisll Keep You In Group asks county to vote on budget A petition from the Coalition of Concerned Citizens with approxi mately 30 signatures was pre sented to Comal County Commission ers Court today concerning the Comal Apnraisal Districts We will get copies to all the taxing said coalition member Mar gie The petition stated taxing entities are only required to vote on the appraisal district budget if they disap prove of Whereas such failure to take action permits said budget to pass by default and allows the elected offi cials to avoid accountability to the Oasis Advertising of New Braunfels was the winner this week of the lower Colorado River Authoritys 1989 Environmental At the third annual awards presentation in the city of New Braunfels and Oasis Advertising were recognized for the Thisll Keep Yeu in Stitches Oasis Advertising coowner and graphics designer See PETITION 2 Wade Franks accepted the The city approached Oasis owners Franks and Pete Ling amfelter for assistance with a glass container cam paign and the Chamber of Commerce provided approximately toward the printing of posters which were distributed throughout the Other competitors spent up to for their cam Photo by Deryl Clark Stammtisch All former their fami lies and along with teach ers and trustees of the Danville School are invited to attend a reunion Sunday at the Comal County Sportsman Club on Kow ald The reunion will be from 3 to 7 Attendees are asked to bring chips and or tea and eating utensils will be furn For more call 6252097 or Garden Park Pharmacy will con duct a health screening from 11 to 3 at the 894 Loop Suite See Page 2 District extends rangers contracts The Water Oriented Recreation District board of directors extended the river rangers contract Wednesday during their regular board much to the chagrin and disapproval of several river The board of directors voted to extend the river rangers contract for four weekends and reevaluate the program at the next regular board The rangers will be paid per hour for 24 hours every totalling for the two River Rangers John Mull ins and Mike Burrow will meet the WORD committee and and work up guidelines during the Mark represeniating sever al WORD permit addressed the board with concerns about how touch the river rangers were being