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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 26, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas                                GVAll Stars victorious NB All Stars begin play While the New Braunfels Babe Ruth League 1415 All Stars begin state tournament play tonight in the Ouadalupe Valley 1617 All led by several local staved off elimination with an 183 vic tory over Alamo YMCA Tuesday night in See Page 10A K mart opening Thursday with larger departments New Braunfels new K 1050 Interstate 35 N will open its doors to the public for the first time New Braunfels residents are invited to come and see the new store before the grand opening 6 See Pages New Braunfels at the peak of the season Nothing heralds summers arrival like the appear ance of fresh fruit and vegetables at farm stands and backyard From the first strawberries of spring to the last lingering fresh produce is one of nature s most anticipated treats See Page 3B 89 183 707 Landa New Texas 78130 DSPS A ly IIM 0 25 Cents 3 377880 5126259144 Two Sectjons Parfoe County looking at million increase By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Taxpayers should speak now or forever hold their peace as Coma County Commis sioners Court stages budget hearings to hear justification for more than million budget increase Since Monday at when the first budget hearing for the county road depart ment was no local taxpayers have sat in to listen how their money could be I thought we had a concerned citizens group somewhere that was looking over things that were being done on said County Judge Fred Clark Its their money were talking about The 1989 adopted county budget was SI The 1990 requested budget is at Docs anybody care Clark Appa rently If we increase taxes 20 percent arc people going to complain then Why dont they come in now Sheriff Jack Brcmcr is asking for an addi NBU to review rate increases tional million for the 1990 budget to oper ate the sheriffs office and jail which is an increase of approximately 70 County Engineer Mac McCoy is asking for an approximately 19 percent County clerk 10 percent district clerk per cent county attorney percent district attorney 17 They ought to hear whats being asked Clark Were not going to grant all of these but the public ought to be aware that elected officials are coming in ask ing for the I want them to have to face some of the If people dont speak up now they shouldnt blame commissioners court he How can we get a feel for public senti ment if we dont have an expression of it Clark Theres not The budget hearing for the sheriffs depart ment and jail is scheduled for Friday morning at 9 in the commissioners court courtroom on the third floor of the Courthouse The district clerks budget is up for review follow ing the Persons are encouraged to attend the budget Voters should also call their public officials to voice concerns and opin ions about how tax money is being Call 6205501 to talk to Judge Clarki Pre cinct 1 Commissioner Jumbo Precinct 2 Commissioner Neil Precinct 3 Commissioner Patricio Pat Hcr and Precinct 4 Commissioner Clyde By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer New Braunfels Utilities board of trustees will consider approving its 198990 operating budget Thursday at in the NBU board meeting If the budget is NBU customers will see increases in their electric and water rates for the first time in more than two accord ing to Jeff NBUs director of administrative and financial ser Customers could see their aver age monthly electric bill go up by and their average monthly If the new electric rate increase will go into effect 1 and the increase is expected to generate an additional million for The water rate increase will go into effect in January 1990 and could generate an additional The Public Utility Commissions dccison to raise the wholesale rates for the Lower Colorado River Author ity without making rate differentia tions for investments in 138 kilovolt transmission lines or facilities credit also has an impact on local electric Thompson said average momh See Page 2A Board considers action on lawsuit The Edwards Underground Water District board of directors will try again today to make a decision con cerning the lawsuit filed by Guada lupc Blanco River Authority seeking regulation of well withdrawals from the Edwards Aquifer by the Texas Water The board will meet at today in San Anto nio to discuss participation in the The Edwards board met last week in a special meeting to discuss the issues brought out in the lawsuit which maintains the aquifer is an underground river and a tributary of the Guadalupc Because the Texas Water Commission has regulat ing authority over the Guadalupe and other surface GBRA officials believe the TWC should also have regulating authority over the GBRA officials also say increased well withdrawals deplete the aquifer and reduce the flow of the Comal and San Marcos Reduced flows of the springs threaten such endan gered and rare species as the San Mar cos the fountain the Texas wild rice and the San Marcos What we really did was conduct further discussion of the various issues brought out in the said EUWD General Manager Gor don Clarke after last weeks There are a lot of regional sensitivi ties to these Clarke predicted the district board may make a decision within the next few GBRA filed the lawsuit June 15 in Hays County District Court after the 71st Legislature failed to work out differences over proposed legislation that would have given TWC the pow See Page 2A Officials offer election viewpoints Tax assessor Craigmile says proposal good Comal County Commissioner Neil Craigmile is holding the county tax assessorcollectors feet to the fire wanting her to stand by her previous statements that tax consolidation within the Comal Appraisal District is a good Nothing has changed since May 1987 when she made her ini tial proposal to consolidate the tax es and wrote letters to the various taxing entities after having received the endorsement by the Commissioners Court of Comal Craigmile said Comal County Tax Assessor Collector Gloria Clcnnan said Tuesday she will vote no for con solidation mainly because New Braunfels ISD and the City of New Braunfels do not have the same tax year as the other which isnt cost has now changed her direction completely and the voters Neil Craigmile the people who elected her are entitled to know It is up to her to give us a full Craigmile Two separate tax years were known to exist at that time and See Page 2A to vote no Comal Countys tax assessor collector said Tuesday she will not vote for tax consolidation at elec tion time because two entities have different tax years imposing addi tional cost and Consolidation means that all taxing units are to go on one tax which is or as soon thereafter as and this can not be accomplished by the upcoming said Gloria County commissioners Neil Craigmile and Clyde Jacobs prop osed the election in based on a 1987 proposition of Clennans to consolidate taxes on the county level of all taxing entities within the Comal Appraisal Comal Independent School Dis trict currently collects its own tax but contracts with CAD for assessing New Braunfels Independent School District asses Gloria Clennan ses and collects for itself and the City of New Braunfels both have a July tax year different from other entities within the local appraisal In my the election to See Page 2A Explanation of states policy Officials to discuss prisons Good day HOUSTON AP Bill a federal judge and other officials will meet privately Friday to dis cuss overcrowding at the Harris County jail and the Texas prison Clements wants to explain the stales prison policy to District Judge James a staff member The governor asked for the meeting to brief the to brief all the on the progress the Legislature has made on prison overcrowding said Clements spokesman Rossanna The meeting will not be public because no official judi cial business will take said Assistant Attorney Gen eral Robert A lawsuit filed by jail inmates blames crowding at the Harris County Jail on the which is under a federal court order 10 keep its own inmate population under the 95 percent of capacity As a way of controlling its TDC limits the number of inmates it accepts from the various county The TDC quotas have resulted in a backlog at some county including the facility in Harris To force the state to accept all of its prisonbound pris Harris County has sued the corrections department and TDC But in papers filed this week in DeAndas TDC lawyers argued that the county and its gettough crime pol icies are to blame for jail crowding not the TDC lawyers said Harris County views the prison system as an unlimited resource and sends higherthanaverage num bers of inmates to Employees honor superintendent New Braunfels residents can see the New Braunfels Independent School District tooting Superintendent Char les Bradberrys horn with a billboard at Walnut Avenue and Eikel According to Leslie public information the billboard was paid for by Educa tion Center employees who wanted to honor chosen Texas Superintendent of the Year in Octob er Charles is so hard to buy said Michael NBISDs assistant superintendent for We wanted to find some way to honor Fitsko said in donated funds from the employees and several anonymous individuals have gone toward the I can verify that no taxpayer or school district money was spent on the said Lonnie assistant superintendent for The billboard will be moved every two or three weeks to various loca tions around Kriewaldt said the sign will be up until the end of New Braunfels ISD Home ol Biadbif rinUndcnt Year Measures remain for saving water Even though the level of the Edwards Aquifer at the Panther Canyon test well is above 621 feet above mean sea the mark designated by city ordinance to put the city in a mandatory conserva tion city officials have decided to keep the city under mandatory City Man ager Paul Grohman said Tuesday the city will remain in a mandatory conservation state until officials can determine if the aquifers level is going to remain above 621 feel amsl for a significant period of Sea 2A Rushhour shooting sends 1 to hospital The billboard paid for by donations from district employees and resi dents will be moved to various locations within the Oasis Outdoor Advertising com pleted the Bradberry is currently in his 12th year as a superintendent and his sixth year as NBISDs top EDMONSON DALLAS AP Authorities said a motorist was shot in the head during an apparent rushhour altercation this morning on Interstate 35 near The a 3 3yearold was taken to Parkland Memorial said hospital spokesman Tom who said the mans identity was being withheld pending notification of Few details were immediately but Dallas Police Hoi lis Edwards said police received the call as a major accident report about He said the victims par had veered off the Edwards said he did not know if the alleged gunman was in He said the vicum apparently had been following a whose driver shot There is a chance for showers and thunderstorms today with the high reaching 91 The overnight low will be 73 Thursday will be partly warm and humid with a chance for isolated The high will be 94 and the low will be On Friday the hot and humid summer conditions return with a high of 95 and low of Inside DEAR 8B TV Stammtisch Planning is under way for the third annual BackToSchool Youth Festival set for 27 from 2 to 5 at Wursthallc in Landa Exhibit space is free to partici pating groups or Contact Debbie Williford at the Comal County Extension Office at 1115 to sign up for a booth Appli cations will be accepted until Aug 1 for booth A blood drive has been set up by the South Texas Regional Blood Bank to replace blood used by Trey The 16yearold son of Randy and Cathy Winn was injured in an automobile acci dent and is hospitalized at North east Baptist Hospital in San The blood drive will be Sunday from 9 to 1 at the rear parking lost of First United Methodist 572 San Antonio Appointments 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