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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 11, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Hobby wants new rules guiding lobby spending AUSTIN AP Bill Hobby said Thurs day he to require lobbyists to submit more in depth and he has asked the chairman of the Senate State Affairs Committee to make recommenda tions on such See Page 4A ft an twoouts away rom sixth nohitter ARLINGTON AP Cool weather and a hot fast ball enabled Nolan Ryan again to come close to a sixth career but Dave Bergmans oneout ninth inning single for the time being the quest to go where no pitcher has gone See Page 9A 30 WEST M T T SH T NH 3 no TX 76006 supply lists The HeraldZeitungs annual Back to School spe cial section includes important information for parents and students in the lastminute rush before Supply lists for public arid private schools in the coun ty are See Sundays Herald New Braunfels 195 707 Landa New Texas 78130 DSPS Zeitung 3 377880 5126259144 4lr T Friday 1989 25 Cents Two 18 Pages To return children National finalists Judge denies request County CourtAtLaw Judge Ronald Prichard denied a writ of habeas corpus Thursday requesting seven in the temporary care of the Department of Human Resour be returned to their Attorneys John Whitmire and Antanacio Campos representing Vir ginia Melgar of Comal County filed the writ alleging the temporary orders giving DHS custody of her children had Prichard signed the tem porary order in February calling for another hearing in approximately six Mclgars attorneys said six months was up and the children should be returned to the The writ of habeas corpus states theres no order in effect so the judge should deter mine who has the superior right to the I said what I and I mean what I and I said I want to hear it See Page 2A Residents losfc phone service By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer Some New Braunfels residents lost the use of their phones this morning thanks to a downed switching machine in the central a South western Bell official Ive never heard of it happening in New Braunfels said Marco SWB news service manager in San Its a very reliable piece of According to the switch ing computer on San Antonio Street that processes all calls starting with the 62 went down at an undetermined time Friday Some telephones with the 625 and 629 prefixes were completely out and owners could neither make nor receive Those with the 620 prefix could make and receive Gilliam explained wires from the telephones go back to the central See Page 2A District judges OK pay hike for auditor By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Three area district judges complied with new legislation today by setting the salaries of county auditors and their assistants and court A recent amending the Local Government requires district judges to stage a public hearing each year to set the salaries of auditors and court District judges Robert New Braunfels Charles San Marcos and Fred Downtown office leased Detectives moving into new quarters voted to give Comal County Auditor Bate Bond and his staff pay raises comparable to those county commissioners give the rest of the Bond requested the salary that Judge Fred Clark has proposed giving all which is a 6perccnt increase across the The increase raises Bonds sal ary from to a County Clerk Rosie Boscnbury asked during the hcar See Page 2A Both Shannon Albrecht pictured above and Amy Cook advanced to the AALT Junior Olympic Track and Field finals on Saturday with impressive performances Thursday night in the 800meter run at San Antonios Northside who runs with the Canyon Track and who competes with the New Braunfels Track also advanced to the 1500 finals this For more See Page Photo by Deryl Clark Moving the criminal investigation division of the New Braunfels Police Department temporarily into down town office space currently leased by the Mayor is not a conflict of city officials I dont want any question of impropriety out of said Mayor Doug Id love to give it to the but I just Miller recently told council mem bersat a regular city council meeting he would allow the police department to use his former office 299 San Antonio for about a The mayor moved his insurance business recently to office space on Castell but his former lease isnt up until August He still must pay the total that remains after is subtracted from the original a month I still bite the big bullet on the former police officer If its not efficient for them to do if its not the best thing for the police depart dont do City Manager Paul Grohman said the detectives will be in the office space forapproximately five months while renovations at the police station continue to make room for the implementation of the emergency See Page 2A Economists look for inflation to slow Prices post backtoback declines WASHINGTON AP Wholesale dri ven down by declining costs for gasoline and new fell percent in July for their biggest decline in three the government reported The drop last month in the Labor Departments Producer Price Index followed a percent dip in June as the wholesale inflation gauge registered its first backtoback monthly declines since early The July improvement was even better than expected and bolstered the arguments of econom ists that inflation will be well behaved in the second half of the giving the Federal Reserve more room to lower interest rates in an effort to keep the economy out of a Despite the consecutive monthly wholesale inflation through the first half of 1989 rose at an annual rate of up significant ly from last years 4 percent The inflation spurt in the early pan of the year was caused by a sharp jump in crude oil prices and higher food costs caused by the lingering effects of last summers But with both energy costs and food prices mod economists are looking for inflation to slow substantially in the last half of the The percent July drop in wholesale prices reflected the second monthly drop in gasoline which fell percent after declining 4 per cent in Another favorable price development came from a percent decline in new car Labor Department analysts said this decrease reflected earlierthanusual endofthemodelyear discount ing by automakers trying to clear out a large inven tory of unsold Food which had fallen a gaint percent in edged up by percent in Inflation excluding the food and energy catego ries fell as well in dropping Because food and energy prices vary widely from month to economists look to the inflation rate of other goods as an indication of underlying inflationary The slight increase in food costs was attributed to a percent rise in beef which had fallen in Prices also turned up after June declines for soft coffee and Fresh fruit prices continued to climbing percent in July after a percent jump a month Vegetable took another big falling 9 percent after an 8 percent June The gasoline price decline helped to mask increase of percent in the cost of natural gas and a percent rise in home heating oil The overall percent July decline in the Pro See Page 2A County voters ready 47 to decide tax issue Comal County residents will head to the polls Saturday for the county wide election for consolidation of tax collecting Saturdays election will determine if Tax AssessorCollector Gloria Clennan will assess and collect taxes for Comal Independent School Dis Comal New Braunfels Independent School the City of New Braunfels and other smaller taxing entities in Comal Residents can vote in the following locations Precinct 1 Dittlinger Memorial 373 Precinct 2 Cross Lutheran Church Activities 169 Precinct 3 Fire Station Loop Precinct 4 Comal Elementary See Page 2A Rescue workers resume search for congressman ADDIS Ethiopia AP Rescue workers today found no trace of Mickey Lelands plane in areas where two distress signals were and they resumed looking along its intended flight the Embassy The Houston Democrat and 15 other people were aboard the twin engine Twin Otter when it disap peared Monday on a flight from Addist Ababa to the Fugnido refugee 480 miles to the southwest near the Sudanese See Pago 2A Artist Dick Turner today finishes up his week of leading oilpainting workshops at the Arts Center and 646 Walnut Turner also con ducted a clay sculpture workshop for three nights at the studio of Ruth Turner Thursday helped the artist audience work on painting faces on their Photo by Deryl Clark Good day Although local residents may be disappointed because there is no rain in the those planning outside activities will be pleased with the hot days and warm nights predicted for the The highs should remain in the low to mid 90s with the lows in the low Inside DEAR RELIGIOUS TV Stammtisch A seminar on Flea and Tick Control will be offered free to the public at Tuesday at Cardinal Pets and Saddles in Lone Oak 1208 FM 78 in Veterinarian Kcrmit Har borth will present solutions for this years especially difficult flea and tick A questionand answer session will Call 6592095 for more Colonial Manor Care Center will host a blood drive by the South Texas Regional Blood Bank Tuesday from 11 to so you can just drop by during your lunch Persons who donate blood to the whitfh provides blood for McKen na Memorial Hospital and many other area also will receive a free cholesterol Colonial Manor is at 821 81 Saturday is the day for the TCLAsanctioned Lamb Jackpot at See Page 2A Project nearing finish The Walnut Avenue extension between Garden Street and County Line Road will be open to traffic when school according to Bill chief engineer for the City of New Construction on the which will service Memorial Primary and Memorial Elementary began in May 1989 and was financed by the 1985 city bond Construction was delayed until County Line Road was completed and some other projects were Dobrowolski The engineer said work on the road is on schedule and still within budget ary limits established by City Some dressup work on the road such as planting grass and raking top soil behind the curbs will continue after the road opens for Dobro wolski EDMONSON
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