Sunday, July 23, 1989

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 23, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas How well do you know the local businessmen If you think you can match up the pictures of local business owners and try your hand on the HeraldZeitungs Whos Who contest starting See Page 8 and 9 A FBI watching diplomat suspected of spying WASHINGTON AP A top career diplomat suspected of collaborating with Soviet agents in Vienna had access to some of the nations most sensi tive nonnuclear See Page 12A Youths 1st tourney v T v nals ars and prepare for Junior id in a n in the See Page 13A New Braunfels 181 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS Zcituno 3 377880 5126259144 F Sunday July 1989 50 Cents Four 44 Pages City remains in Stage III of water plan By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer New Braunfels police officers are patrolling the city for water conserva tion violations now that Stage III of the water conservation plan has been The Edwards Aquifer rose to feet above mean sea level but Gity Manager Paul Grohman said the city will stay in Stage III until there is a significant We anticipate the level going back Grohman He added that farmers are not irrigating as much now which is having a positive effect on the NBPD officials said they will assume the city is still under mandatj ory conservation until they receive word of a change from Grohman or Mayor Doug Stage III went into effect Thursday when the level of the Edwards Aquif er at the Panther Canyon test well dipped below 621 feet above mean sea A major feature of Stage III is controlled outside According to the city ordinance See Page 2A Water saving hints offered Water conservation is no longer something New Braunfels residents can volunteer to Now that the aquifer has dipped below 621 feet above mean sea the mark desig nated by city ordinance for mandatory residents must be aware of the amount of water they Hot weather and little rainfall have been blamed for the declining levels of the Edwards While there is little residents can do about the weather or the there is much they can do about the amount of water they The following conservation tips have been provided by New Braunfels Utilities and Edwards Underground Water Limit showers to five Every minute saved in the shower saves 5 to 10 gallons of When See 2A If these birds were looking to take a bath in Comal at River in Landa Park are extremely low because of Springs they were looking in the wrong the decreased the good news is that The drop in the Edwards Aquifer has caused a chance of rain is included in the forecast today lower flows from Comal Areas of the Com Photo by Deryl Clark Switch ignites fire in wall Firefighters from New Braunfels Fire Department raced to a residence Saturday afternoon when an unused exhaust fan switch shorted out and Hildy 992 noticed smoke coming from the exhaust fan in her bathroom around and called the fire Two engines were dispatched to the According to NBFD Herb power was going through the exhaust fan and shorted out the The only damage was to the unit the Syring Slocum said the fan had not been used in two and she did not think it would still I havent used it in two she I was just standing here and smoke started pouring out of the Absentee voting to start on tax consolidation issue Absentee voting by personal appearance begins July for the 12 election concerning consolidation of local taxing Voters should bring their voters registration card to the County Clerks office in Room 104 in the Comal County Courthouse between 8 and Monday through Absentee voting by personal appearance runs through four days before the The last day officials can receive applications for absentee ballots to be voted by mail is The only issue on the countywide ticket is the proposed If local residents say yes to consolida County Tax AssessorCollector Gloria German will assess and collect taxes for Coma Independent School New Braunfels City of New Comal County and other smaller taxing The election was called after a peti tion drive headed by County Commis sioners Neil Craigmile and Clyde Jacobs gathered the required number of Clennen recently staled because NBISD and the City of New Braun fels have a different tax year from the other tax assessing and col lecting for those two entities will not be cost NBlSDs tax year was secured by the 71st Legislature which passed a bill allowing the school district to maintain its fiscal year from July 1 to June Absentee voters in District 2 and District 4 of New Braunfels Independent School District can vote their respective school board trus tees in the Central Administration office in the Education Center at 430 District 2 Trustee Jean Ward and District 4 Trustee Bob Clarke are running Authorities in three states look for shooting suspect County officials continue search Comal County Sheriffs Depart ment officials continued their search Saturday for a young woman who presumedly drowned July 15 in Canyon Avrora of San Antonio disappeared between and 9 July 15 while swimming with friends near the north shore of Canyon The three women were on a boat near Lake Canyon Yacht CLub when they decided to go swim Their boat started to drift away and thq women attempted to swim to Elys went under and never Detective Dennis Koepp guessed that Elys became exhausted and was not able to swim to the The lives of three other people have been claimed so far this year by the Ray Henry was riding a personal water craft when he went down near Comal Park on April Officials still have not recovered his Richard drowned May 18 at Canyon Springs resort while he and his wife were trying to put his boat on a After the boat he went after it and His body was recov ered by officials days Rudy drowned 10 days later when his 11yearold son fell from a ski board being pulled by Garcias Garcia went under when he attempted to swim to the boy who was unin His body was picked up and brought to shore by persons pass ing by in a OKLAHOMA CITY AP A man suspected of killing one woman and wounding two others during an apparent robbery attempt at an Ard more flower shop also is wanted for questioning about three murders in Kansas and authorities said Carter District Attorney Gary Henry said in a tele phone interview that authorities are seeking Michael Frank for questioning in the death of Gwen and the woundings of Joann Bean and Mary Due to the similarities in the crimes police are considering that they are possibly Henry Texas authorities searched late Saturday for who is a suspect in a killing in and the murder of two convenience store clerks in Garden Henry As to any concrete other than the fact they all occurred in rela tively close within a days drive and occurred on three succes sive days and the manner of the kill ing and the fact the weapon used appears police are look ing for All four victims were killed with a bullet in the back of the accord ing to Les a Texas highway patrol Kansas authorities refused to release the name of the person they were seeking for but said they thought the killings were A warrant for the man was issued in Finney District Court for theft of a news release The theft investigation is not related to the murder There is physical evidence linking all of the Garden City police Ron Reardon I cant say much more than but the evidence points that The murders started Wednesday in Garden when Barbara Kochen and Mary were abducted from separate convenience stores on opposite sides of Garden in western Their bodies were found hours On Edley Perry Spurrier was found dead in the photo process ing shop he ran in 55 miles northeast of Scott the Ardmore medical said the flower shop shootings were almost ritualis tic and more like an assassination than a Police speculated the Ardmore shootings may have occurred during a Set 2A Study puts CAD near top in state Good day A recent statewide study of apprai sal districts could possibly place the Comal Appraisal District within the top five or six in said CAD Chief Appraiser Richard Rhodes announced the results of the state study this week during the CAD board of directors Were very pleased with the he Up until the appraisal districts performance is measured by the and we were always lower than the statewide aver age of all appraisal perfor In we feel like we have crossed a significant Not only did we improve past the state but at a time when all the rest of the average of the state we increased 39 percent in Rhodes also said the local appraisal district increased percent in He announced the value ratio or the appraised value of the district was at 98 percent while the statewide aver age was 96 percent in The coefficient of dispersion or the measure of equity was at per cent for the local The statew ide average was We didnt just walk by Rhodes We flew by Rhodes said he had no one else to thank but his staff for its hard MARGARET EDMONSON There is a possibility for some relief in the forecast this There is a chance of rain for today and tonight and an increas ing chance for Highs will remain in the mid 90s with lows in the low Inside 18D DEAR TV Stammtisch New Braunfels Childrens Museum is planning a teen Monday July 24 from to midnight at Gruene Teens 18 and under are invited to the chaperoned dance at the Admission is and no alcohol will be Musical Image will provide the music and plans are set for a dance We hope they will have a real good said Childrens Museum Director Carolyn If the dance is a more Monday Mixes be Proceeds will benefit the The folks at the museum also are beginning work on the Where in the World geographybased exhibit set to open in September and is gathering information about various If anyone has ever lived in or traveled or knows someone who these Carolyn Burrow would like to borrow or if you prefer and anything Here are the countries they need infor mation about Saudi Arabia in the United Puerto Rico and the American Indian The museum is in Courtyard shopping center and the phone number is 6200939 if you have any items of interest for the exhi By the this is the exhibit the museum received the Texas Department of Humanities grant for to We have received a lot of sup port from the but this is the first major thing that weve Burrow A grant stipulation requires the community to raise in order to receive a of the she Persons who would like to make a donation are asked to drop by the museum to sign a form that shows you have done the Childrens Museums Discovery Series con tinues for the next two weeks with a Cooking Class Wednesday and Thursday mornings from to The series is for children between 5 and 15 years old who may learn about cooking part of the morning and also par ticipate in classes on stained Call the museum at 6200939 leave a message if no one is there to let them know you will bring your child Tuesday morning at 9 to register for the two day The Alamo Area Council of Governments has initiated a Reg ional Tourism Task FOrce directed toward development of toursim throughout Medina and Wilson This tourism task force seeks to develop tourism through three primary avenues he identification of all possible tourist attractions resources the promotion of SM