Wednesday, June 28, 1989

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 28, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas House to dial issue WASHINGTON AP tha Mouse will not rush to nullify a Supreme Court decision oti says House Spiaker Thomas who contends the issue should not be used for crass political See Page SA Spurs draft Arizona vrwardSean Elliott SAN ANTONIO AP The San Antonio saymg Arizonas Sean Elliott was the best player in the NBA selected him in the first round and said he would play a big part in rebuilding an ailing See Page 11A Use grill fi y to anaddfla unwanted See Page Casteel hints at deal for collecting taxes By STEPHANIE DAVIS StaH Writer Comal ISO school board president hinted Tuesday of a possible tax collectingassessing contract between the school district and the county tax collector if the tax conso lidation election fails If this election going to try to work out said President Carter Ive got a plan and Im not willing to reveal it at this We may have a proposal that we can live Since April 1 when Craigmile and Commissioner Clyde Jacobs launched a petition campaign to call for an election to C9nsolidate taxes on the county taxpayers in the Comal Appraisal the debates have been Casteel continually stated during the campaign she didnt want to be forced into tax consolidation and would rather hammer out an Casteel with Comal County Commissioner Neil Craig mile and New Braunfels Independent School District Trus tee Richard Robinett were panelists at a public meeting Tuesday night sponsored by the Coalition of Concerned Citizens at First Federal Savings and All three dis cussed the pros and cons of tax NBISD who assess and collect taxes for the dis trict and the City of New have opposed the issue for fear of being forced to change tax The school district and the city have separate tax years from CISD and Comal See Page 2A Good day Today will have partly cloudy skies with the high reaching 92 Winds will be out of the northeast at 10 Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low in the low Thursday will be mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain and a high near 90 There is a slight chance of daytime showers Friday and through the The highs will be in the low 90s Inside DEAR TV Stammtisch Learn more about thelutureof our water at an informational for um Thursday at 7 at New Braunfels National Bank Friends for Rivers is sponsoring Our Water which will feature a film titled Clear Cool Waters produced by the Texas Parks and Wildlife The 28minute education film focuses on the Edwards Under ground Aquifer and its effects on the Comal Springs and San Mar cos Following the Julius Krochewsky will present a slide He is assistant director of education at the Edwards Aquifer Research and Data Center in San Also present will be Craig Holl a member of the board of directors of the Edwards Under ground Water with an update of current legislative initiatives concerning the water A questionandanswer ses sion will follow the All interested persons are invited to attend and learn about water issues that will affect their Rocknroll with the sounds of Innerview Thursday night at the free Concert in the Park sponsored by New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department and Miller Wholesale The concert starts about 7 in Landa Park and youre invited to bring a picnic sujjper and but no glass The Comal County Extension Service and Downtown Association are cosponsoring an evening ses Textiles for Retailers Thursday in the extension meeting 1115 Walnut program wiU be presented by Alma extension clothing The session begins at 7 PJKU and a registration fee will cover the coa of program mater For more call Just a reminder to all young 9M 2A Evidence in lawsuit trial Lawyers take tube to court An inner tube was admitted into evidence and Aquatics Superinten dent Marcos Tonish testified to slan der charges as the Richard Hampton verses the City of New Braunfels trial came to an end Closing arguments were expected to begin at 1 in state district court at the Comal County Vis iting Judge Charles Lance of Milam County will present the charge to the jury today to render a who is suing the City of New Braunfelsalong with topte the stand Monday tesifying the City of New Braunfcls without basis terminated his lease to operate the Prince Solms Tube Chute before it was to expire and therefore lost See Page 2A Emergency medical technicians raced to the rescue of Hilda of Seguin Wednesday after she ran off the road and into a According to New Braunfels Police Officer Anthony Woelke was driving her 1986 Ford Tempo west on Texas 46 when she went off the road shortly after 9 Woelke was conscious when EMS technicians arrived and told them she passed She drove in a culvert for 432 missing three trees and a litilV ty before going through a fence and a Her condition was undetermined at press Photo By Dery Clark Economic indicators drop for third month Attorney discusses laws affecting Texas families WASHINGTON AP The gov ernments chief economic forecasting gauge plunged percent in the biggest decline since the stock market crash in late the Commerce Department reported The decline in the Index of Leading Economic Indicators was the third in the last four as the gauge designed to foretell economic activity six to nine months into the future con tinued to flash strong signals of a sig nificant decline in economic The percent decline was signif icantly steeper than analysts had been economists gen erally believe the economy can escape a recession this although they are looking for a major slowing in economic growth accompanied by ris ing The percent drop in May fol lowed a percent gain posted in The index had fallen per cent in March and percent in See Page 2A By MARGARET EDMONSON StaH Writer An assistant attorney general expressed his concern Monday in the New Braunfels Civic Center about recent legislation that sets up child support requirements and vis itation Theres never before been a statewide visitation sche said Howard representative from the state attorney generals office speaking on recent legisla tion affecting Texas Comal County Democrats sponsored the The new child support and visitation law establishes a visitation schedule for the nonposscssionary These parents arc given the first and third weekends of every one night out of the week for several every other spring 30 days in the summer and a full week at Baldwin stated the law takes away the power of the Supreme Court advisory committee to estab lish visitation and child support guidelines because they are already The new law also sets a flat rate of 20 percent of the City bragging rights District Judge Robert Pfeuffer above left throws out the ceremonial first pjteh Tuesday night at the New Braunfels Uttle League Majors championship The game was the first of three championship games to played this The title game is tonight wm American and National league Pee Wee champions viflilvJe for the city title on Jeff Qonzales of Sonic DriveIn above right is tagged out at second base by shortstop Hector Molina of Plumbing during a double steal in the first inning of the tfiampjonship Stacy Turner scored from third on the play as the Senfc Astros went on to top For more see Page 11 Photos by Deryl Clark parents first annually for child support payments for each For Akecm Olajuwon of the Houston Rock ets makes hundreds of thousands of dollars every and he would not pay much more than a person who makes every Baldwin Other legislation Baldwin discussed addressed the issues of teenage illegitimate children and paternity As the assistant attorney general explained the stig ma of illegitimacy is no longer a legal The child is now considered a child without a presumed Lawmakers also passed legislation which now requires school districts to address the problem of teenage pre They set aside million in funding for model programs to deal with parenting education for pregnant In paternity a blood test that strongly points to the identity of the father can now stand as evidence in decid See Page 2A Utilities seeking hearing By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer New Braunfels Utilities and Gua dalupe Valley Electric Cooperative are not the only Lower Colorado Riv er Authority wholesale customers that want a rehearing of the Public Utili ties Commissions decision last week concerning the rate hike for LCRA Pedemales Electric Cooperative also wants a rehearing of the decision because of the inequalities in the cur rent rate The PUC decided last week to raise LCRAs wholesale rates by approxi mately according to NBU and GVEC attorney Richard The commission also failed to recognize investments in transmisi sion lines and substations in the rajfC According to the utility LCRA saves money by supplying power to customers who invested in transmission lines and Customers who have 138 kilovolt KV transmission lines also save LCRA money since it is cheaper