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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 9, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Vote Where to vote Saturday in tax consolidation race Election precincts for Saturdays special election on the issue of consolidation of taxes within the Comal Appraisal District are listed in todays Herald See Page 5A Astros power surge tights up Scoreboard A power surge by the Houston Astros is putting a into the National League West The Astros pulled to within a game of firstplace San Francisco by hitting four homers to beat San Diego 123 Tuesday See Page 13A StrawberriesHaveyour cake and eat too Aunt Bessie always planted her strawberries in a little patch on the west side of her weatherboarded white There the berries flourished in the afternoon and there she picked the in the cool hours of the She shooed away thousands of birds from that S68 1B New Braunfels SO WEST M T CPDPUPL I CTTJ T 01 Pf SUITE 00 TY 193 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377880 5126259144 day 1989 25 Cents Two 24 Pages Low flow not flooding town with cancellations By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer Not much would be gained if the hotels and restaurants helped the river outfitters purchase water releases from the GuadalupeBlanco River according to Tom president of New Braunfcls Chamber of As far as we there have not been as many cancellations as he There are still tourists in His response comes after GBRA officials reduced the outflow from Canyon Dam to 60 cubic feet per second July 27 GBRA maintains it was obligated to release a minimum of 90 cfs until the inflow averaged less than 90 cfs for 45 consecutive After that GBRA must reduce the outflow to meet the The outflow of 60 cfs is based on a calculated inflow which allows credit for any rain that falls beyond the A group of river outfitters contemplated purchasing water to augment the declining flows but decided against the GBRA officials said the outfitters would have to pay around to supplement the flow to 100 Purdum said it is difficult to determine if New Braunfels businesses would benefit much by financially helping the outfitters purchase See Page 2A Residents of the Landa Estates area participated in during Tuesdays New Braunfels Night Photo a cake walk during that neighborhoods block party by Deryl Clark aTi i NB Night Out participants want crime out of their town By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Residents in New Braunfels turned on porch lights and went to neighbor hood watch parties Tuesday night to send a message to criminals that crime will not be A police department open a balloon release and the sounding of church bells and sirens around 8 began the New Braunfels Night staged in conjunction with National Night you will go back and be in a neighborhood party yourself to show your support for our law enfor cement and support for each other in this war against said Mayor Doug a former New Braunfels police at opening This is just the beginning crimi nals crime has got to be a 24hour said Police Chief Burney Boeck at the ceremonies staged at the Civic Center parking With your we can do some thing about Safe City Commission Chairman Dennis Clarkson read the group of about ISO people a proclamation sent by William The pro clamation applauded the efforts of New Braunfels Night Out by empha sizing neighbors working with neigh bors and the police department to fight Its truly gratifying to see neigh borhoods come together in a grass roots effort to combat crime by work By STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS The property tax base of Texas school districts dropped for the third straight in large part because of the collapse of the states real estate a state agency reported according to Chief Appraiser Richard Rhodes of the Comal Appraisal local school districts did not see the same kind of decreases during the last The Slate Property Tax in its annual said the tax base of the states school districts fell percent from 1987 to On the estimated tax able value in the districts was That total was more than billion less than the board Falling prices for real over building and weak demand all helped lower the value of singlefamily resi rnullifamily vacant lots and commercial real said Ron executive director of the property tax State law requires the board to make annual estimates of the taxable See I Page 2A McKenna assisting in military disaster drill Good da Partly cloudy and hot afternoons return to the forecast once again with a high today expected in the low A fair and cool night wih a low in the upper 60s will give way to a partly cloudy day The high temperature for Thursday is predicted to be in the mid For the look for partly cloudy skies with hot days and warm Highs will be in the 90s and lows in the Inside DEAR TV New Braunfels Police Department Chief and police Willie at talks with residents about how he sketches com posites of victims using descriptions from Photo by Deryl See NIGHT Page 2A Clark SAN ANTONIO AP Twenty one hospitals here are preparing for the arrival of 200 casualties from a simulated earthquake in California as part of a medical disaster drill The pretend victims will be flown from Randolph Air Force Base to Kel ly Air Force Base for triage early in the then dispersed to local said Ray chief of public affairs at Brooke Army Medi cal Trainees from Lackland Air Force Base and Fort Sam Houston will act as casualties in the citywide exercise of the National Disaster Medical Sys Three federal and 18 civilian hospitals are taking McKenna Memorial Hospital also is participating in the nationwide According to McKenna nurse Pat four or five victims are expected to arrive from Village Oaks Hospital Volunteer victims flown to Brooks Army Medical Base were distributed to Kelly Air Force Base and then to Village Flem ing said the volunteers would be wearing tags describing the type and extent of their The system is aimed at caring for victims in situations exceeding a state or regions medical care Dcry said the casualties will be or given the appearance of before they arc taken to local Which hospital they go to will depend on where beds arc available Wednesday and what inju ries the patient has he The coordination of transporta tion is always the Dery adding thai having enough ambulances available is crucial 10 the See Page 2A Edwards celebrates new film By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer Local officials and residents gathered at the Elks Lodge Tuesday evening to kick off Edwards Aquif er Awareness Week with a reception and film pre miere of a new Edwards Underground Water Dis trict documentary on the Edwards Craig Comal County area chair and member of the Edwards board of wel comed all who attended and introduced EUWD General Manager Gordon Clarke and Assistant General Manager Russell Hollmig also recognized Oliver wife of a former Comal County director known as Water in Comal The Edwards Aquifer A Texas written and produced in cooperation with Ron Zim merman and the Witte was shown for the first time during the The 15minute vid describes the aquifer as the primary source of water for San Antonio and sur rounding Included in the video is a segment which describes how dinosaur tracks and remains helped to create the limestone formations of the Other geologic features of the aquifer are discussed as The aquifer is marked by three zones the arte sian the drainage area and the bad water saline Internal pressure in the aquifer causes water to flow up without need of a pump in the arte sian section of the The drainage or catch ment area recharges the aquifer with and the saline zone holds water full of salt and Endangered species like the Texas blind sala See Page 2A Tips needed in burglary Crime Stoppers needs help this week in solving the 5 burg lary of a motor vehicle in the Land a Golf Course parking Sometime around unknown suspects unlawfully entered a 1984 Nissan 300 See Page 2A SO recovers 4 stolen cars Four 1988 stolen Ford Mustangs were recovered from a private ranch Tuesday by Comal County sheriffs office It was obvious they were hot said Detective Richard The vehicles were stolen in San he Two of the vehicles had seats missing and all four cars had the Well owners oppose GBRAs Edwards lawsuit By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer Two groups of well owners have filed responses and requests for a change of venue in response to litiga tion filed by the Guadalupe Blanco River The authority is seeking a declaratory judgement nam ing the Edwards Aquifer an under ground river and giving the Texas Water Commission regulating author ity over the Attorney Kiilip Ross of San Anto nio is representing a group of Bsxar County well owners and a group of Medina County well owners who are opposed to the naming of the aquifer as an underground river and giving a stale agency adjudicating authority over the As defendants in the the two groups are some of the first to file responses to the litiga tion filed by GBRA June They say the aquifer is private property for those who use it for water for their Ross Because their properties are wholly within their respective these two groups are requesting a change of venue to their If this request is a separate trial in each county may be According to officials in Hays County District Barrett Indus tries in Bexar County also has filed a request for a change of GBRA filed the lawsuit in Hays County District Court on June 15 after the 71st Legislature failed to reach a compromise on a bill which would have given the Texas Water Commis sion regulating authority over the Edwards Maintaining the aquifer is an underground GBRA officials also said unregulated pumping from the aquifer is threaten ing endangered species which depend in the Comal and San Marcos Hays County Commissioners filed a petition of intervention in dec laring their support of the litigation on the same The Edwards Underground Water District board of directors also voted to participate in die lawsuit but only as an Kenneth chairman of the EUWD said the board supports the notion the aquifer needs to be regulated and rec the importance of spring he said the Edwards board does not support GBRAs con tention thai the aquifer is an under ground Stammtisch OK all you Nows your chance to show off your biking and running The New Braunfels Kiwanis Club is hosting a triathlon 13 on Schumanns Beach beginning at 7 to benefit various childrens organizations in Cornal John Purnell Run ner World is sponsoring the AAU sanctioned event and the deadline to sign up is tomorrow at 10 The consists of a 20mile bike ride and 6milc For more call 6297524 or Carolyn Burrow at All Wurstfest Association Omas and Opas and their families who want to take part in a television greeting for Good Morning Ameri ca should get their costumes pressed and call 6259167 to sign The greeting will be recorded Saturday at 9 and will air on the opening day of Wurstfest 3 at The taped greeting also will include a happy birthday wish to Good Morning which will celebrate its 10th birthday thai For more call the Wurstfesi There are only a few more days for area young women to decide if theyd like to participate in the 1989 Comal County Fair Queens Interested high school junior girls should call Nancy at 6256916 before 17 to let the Comal County Fair Association know youre Fall registration at Marys One Carnino Santa in San will be 23 through 25 for graduate and doctoral For more contact the registrars office at For enrollment informa call the office of admissions at
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