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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 15, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Public sees drug abuse as problem Poll WASHINGTON AP Teenagers and adults alike view drug abuse as the most important problem facing the country eclipsing fear of the eco abortion and alcohol abuse as top says anew Gallup See Page 3 Toxin levels halt valley corn harvest Hundreds of farmers in the Rio Grande Valley have halted their corn harvest after high levels of a toxin were state agriculture officials A rash of aflatoxin poisoning has affected several particularly Cameron and See Page 5 Walsh start battle for QB starter THOUSAND AP Dallas Cow boys rookie quarterbacks Troy Aikman and Steve Walsh rarely threw deep in Sundays 203 preseason victory at San a trend that con1 continue all Cowboys Coach qn id Page 7 1 r New Braunfels A 0 197 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS Zeituno 5 377880 5126259144 1989 25 Cents One 10 Pages County OKs in special election Come blow your horn By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Votes cast in Saturdays special election are now offi cial in favor of not consolidating tax collections within the Comal Appraisal District since Comal County Commis sioners Court canvassed returns During a regular meeting of the commissioners tabulated and checked election returns for approximately 15 minutes before verifying the Voters cast votes voted for consolida tion and voted against the It was a lot smaller turnout than what everyone antici said County Judge Fred Precinct 4 Commis sioner Clyde Jacobs also expressed disappointment in the County Clerk Rosic Boscnbury told commissioners the election will cost at least The cost includes salaries for precinct judges and ballot Cost for clerks overtime will be added to the total In other commissioners continued from Thursdays meeting a hot debate concerning the countys new computer Fred manager of computer asked commissioners for a budget amendment Thursday to pay a See Page 2 Good day Partly cloudy skies are offering a 20 percent chance of showers this afternoon which continues through the The high will be in the 90s today with the overnight low in the Partly cloudy conditions continue through Wednesday with a high of 94 If the clouds break it will be possible to see the total eclipse of the moon on Wednes day Inside DEAR TV Stammtisch The Comal County Water Oriented Recreation District board of directors meeting scheduled for Wednesday at in Saltier has been cancelled because of a lack of The meeting will be rescheduled at a later ValuRite Pharmacies in South Texas again are sponsoring choles terol screenings at their Garden Park 984 Loop Suite in New will conduct the screenings Friday between the hours of 10 and 6 The cholesterol test costs Additional testing also is including cardiac risk a complete blood and master chemistry test ing of 26 different blood a fatlike is carried in the Levels of cholesterol vary considerably among A high level is considered a risk factor for coronary For additional information concerning the screen call Garden Park Pharmacy at The Census Bureau is collecting data on employment and unem ployment from area residents through according to John director of the bureaus Dallas regional Interview ers also will collect data on unemployment The local employment data will contribute to Augusts national labor force picture to be released 1 by the Bureau of Labor The June data showed a national civilian unemployment rate of Information supplied by indivi duals 10 the Census Bureau is kept confidential by Only sta tistical totals Free booths still are available for exhibitors who wish to partici pate in the BackloSchool Youth Festival 27 in the Wursthal Local businesses and organizations are invited to partici pate in the which is spon sored jointly by the Comal New Braunfels ISD and Comal County Extension Page 2 Council backs antidrug pact Favoring a strong national drug New Braunfels City Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday calling for local to become aware of the drug problems facing the The resolution came after the City of New Braunfels received a letter from Jim and Helen Kilroy asking for city councilmcmbers to support a strong national drug The Kil roys are soliciting resolutions from mayors and city councils across the United States to support a national drug The Kilroys son Mark was killed by people allegedly in a strong drug His body was found bur ied in National Drug Policy Coordinator William Bennett will unveil the nations drug strategy on Councilmembers also passed the final reading of an ordinance deleting fire inspection fees for the storage of See Page 2 President looking for sign from Iran WASHINGTON AP President Bush said today he cant offer any assurances that American hostages held in the Middle East will be anytime and said were look ing for signs of change from We dont have to be hostile with Iran for the rest of our the pres ident said in a prcvacation news Were going to keep on trying but I cant give you a definitive assess ment of whether the hostages are any closer to freedom after a threeweek flurry of Bush I just dont Theres a lot of lines out a lot of initiatives have been he Bush was asked why he did not retaliate after the murder of William Higgins and he said the United States still did not have adequ ate information to take cither a diplo matic or military I do not want to be responsible for the loss of innocent Bush adding that he was also concerned that an American response could lead to harm for the remaining eight He said that if he could mount an effective military I would do it in an The asked whether he would consider seeking the extradi tion of Sheik Abdul Karim who was captured by We have no criminal indictment against We wouldnt move against somebody without the legal See Members of the Canyon High School Cou gar Marching Band were out early this morn ing practicing their and precision formations as part of summer band The band students have been practicing in the early morning and late after noon to beat the summer heat while prepar ing for the fall schedule of Canyon band rehearsals continue every day this week from 8 to with an extra 6 practice Rehearsals 21 through 25 will begin at New Braunfels Unicorn band members also are continuing their practices this week from to noon each The first Uni corn Band Boosters meeting for the 198990 school year will be tonight at in the high school band High school bands perform at athletic parades and spe cial concerts for the Photos by Deryl Clark CISD planning new class For the first Comal Indepen dent School District will operate a full day prekindcrgartcn program this year on the Goodwin Primary School campus if 15 ore more eligible child ren are To be eligible for enrollment in a prekindergartcn a child must be at least 4 years of age on or before 1 and must be unable to speak and comprehend the English or from a family whose ac cording to standards set by the State Board of is at or below subsistence Comal ISD is not required to pro vide transportation bus service will be provided to and from Mountain Valley Elementary School and Comal Elementary School since these buses are presently in Parents are responsible for bring ing their child to these elementary campuses and for picking them up See Page 2 Clarke to take seats The New Braunfels Independent School District board of trustees will swear in newly elected trustees Jean Ward and Bob Clarke during its regu lar meeting Tuesday at in the Education Center at 430 Ward and Clarke ran unopposed in the 1989 school trustee election Satur Ward represents District and Clarke represents District They will be serving their second threeyear Trustees will also reorganize the board consider payment to judges and clerks accept resignations and appointments consider outofdistrict transfers consider a board meeting calendar for the school year look at the 198990 testing program consider administrative designccs for AAD committees discuss facilities plan ning for the district and consider strategic planning for the Also on the agenda is a discussion for district evaluation instruments for para professional and custo dial services Hance launches election bid AUSTIN AP Kent citing his experience as a state congressman and railroad today launched his bid for the GOP gubernatorial I am the one candidate who does not need onthejob As your I will lead from day Hance Opening his campaign with a crossstate Hance promised to work for a constitutional ban on state income increased local control over schools and tougher penalties for drug He voiced a strong antiabortion I am I am I stand opposed to the abortion ondemand crowd and to the various alternative lifestyles that the ultraliberals A native of Dinmiilt and a graduate of Texas Tech Uni Hance first was elected as a Democratic state senator from Lubbock in He went on to represent the West Texas city in Con gress as one of the Boll Weevil Democrats who backed Republican Presidem Reagans proposal to cut income taxes by 25 In promising to seek a ban on income taxes in Hance said the states lack of that levy makes it more attractive to To the special interests of this stale read my no state income tax in he After an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic Senate nomination in Hance changed parties and became a He and the GOP gubernatorial nomination See Page Closing the gates GBRA sells water during drought to offset costs of dam operation By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer All downstream waier users have to pay for augmented flows during drought periods such as those this area has been experienc said John general manager of the GuadalupeBlanco River Since GBRA reduced the flows from Canyon Dam to meet the downstream includ ing the river outfitters along the Guadalupe have asked why GBRA can charge money for releasing water to augment the natural flow of the I dont understand how they can charge for water thai falls from the one outfitter According to waters are slored only when the natural flow exceeds the downstream water rights permitted by the Texas Water The only time we can store water is when it exceeds the downstream water We store the water to hold against future drought Specht Officials release the stored water on a contractual basis with downstream users who need the GBRA agrees to release a certain amount of water for the user who agrees to pay for the The cost of the dam and its operation must be paid for by its Specht The only source of money we have to pay the annual debt service on the dam is from those entities that declare they need The general publ ic does not have to Only the direct users who use water from 2
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