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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 19, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas State officials run up tidy travel tab AUSTIN AP Statewide elected officials run ning up a tab at taxpayer expense over the past years for trips outside Texas defended their saying the trips benefited New Braunfels Private policies not good for longterm care WASHINGTON AP Private insurance com panies never will be able to protect most Americans against the staggering cost of longterm care at home or in nursirig says a leading expert on social See Page 4 Defenses account for strong beginnings For the first time all three local football teams i are 20 thanks in large part to the Opponents managed just against Comal County teams hted in the ft C Page 222 707 Landa New Texas Board to vote Toolsofthetrade T on bond issue Zeituno 3 377880 5126259144 4br Tuesday September 1989 25 Cents One 10 Pages New Braunfels Independent School District board of school trustees will vote on a proposed 1989 fall bond issue and consider a proposed budget by the Comal Appraisal District dur ing tonights regular meeting at in the Education Center board room at 430 The million bond issue will go toward the financing of a new sixth grade facility in the Oak Run Also included in this financing are renovations to Lamar Primary School and additions to New Braunfels High School band Trustees will also review and vote on the proposed CAD Comal ISD trustees approved the budget dur ing a special meeting City of Garden Ridge and Comal County Commissioners voted down the budget with some criticism about the CADs continued participation in the private retirement plan provided by the Texas Association of Assessing The private retirement plan has been an issue since Attorney General See Page 2 Accident kills 3 area teens The death of three San Antonio residents Saturday marked the 13th fatality investigated by the Comal County Department of Public Safety this The twovehicle accident Saturday occurred around 9 approximately a half mile from Mile Marker 178 in the southbound lane of Interstate Alberto driver of a 1982 Chevrolet and his two pas Oscar and Robert were killed when their vehicle ran into the back of a 1976 International The truck was stopped and unat tended on the shoulder of the Inter state when License and Weight Trooper Larry Hancock stopped and parked behind the Varas vehicle then went off the right side of the road into the veering back to the traveling back onto the shoulder and leaving approx imately 50 feet of skid marks before hitting the left rear of the according to the The accident is being investigated by DPS Trooper Tim Neither Hancock nor the truck driv who were standing approximately 6 feet away from the were 7th victim in 1989 Man drowns A San Antonio man drowned in Canyon Lake Saturday becoming the lakes seventh victim in Seong Je drowned Satur day afternoon at approximately 4 while attempting to swim across a cove near Cranes Mill Marina with several said Comal County Sheriffs Rudy He fell behind the bulk of the Rubio A couple of friends heard him hollering and he was going Deputy Bill Urban was dispatched to the scene along with Canyon Lake According to EMS techni cians administered CPR for about 45 All efforts Rubio Park was taken to McKenna Ploch Sons Construction Company of New Braunfels began work on Gruene Road last week to slightly widen and repave the road from Post Road to Ferry City Manager Paul Grohman said the work should be finished by Tools of the trade include a and a sheepsfoot roller to make the road as even as pos sible along that Photo by Deryl Clark Hurricane bearing down on Bahamas SAN Puerto Rico AP Hurricane Hugo spun toward the Bahamas today after scouring Puerto Rico with 125 mph leaving more than people homeless throughout the eastern Car An official reported at least 25 Hugo hit northeastern Puerto Rico and then skirted its populous northern coast on It roared on to the northwest and toward open its hurricaneforce winds missing the Dominican At 8 CDT the hurricanes center was near latitude degrees north and longitude about 195 miles east of Grand Turk Island in the southern according to the National Weather Winds fell to 105 Forecasters said Hugo likely would hit the mainland later in the week but said it was too early to predict Cruise ships steamed out of the residents prepared along the North Carolina and Florida residents jammed the phone lines insurance At least 25 people in the Caribbean died from the said Cizanette a spokeswoman for the Civil Defense in Puerto She said three of those victims were from Puerto Rico and dismissed an earlier National Weather Service statement that said 25 had died on the Rivera said two people died about 15 miles east of San She gave no Another man in Puerto Rico died Sunday before the brunt of the She gave no breakdown on where the other reported victims had but scattered fatalities were reported throughout the heavily visited tourist islands of the eastern Hugo left a trail of smashed power fai lures and injuries in Anti qua and the Virgin Islands since and wide spread looting by machetewielding mobs was reported on the island of Thomas in the Vir gin Cleanup efforts were under way today throughout Puerto Rafael HernandezColon said at least people were left homeless and asked President Bush to declare it a disaster Hugos winds overturned peeled roofs off See Page 2 Panel to study aquifer AUSTIN AP Fourteen law makers were appointed Monday to the Joint Special Committee on the Edwards which will develop data to determine the best use that can be made of the underground This underground reservoir sup plies water to over 1 million Texans and unless we explore alternatives to prevent its serious water shortages could be experienced by individuals currently served by the House Speaker Gib Lewis said Lewis appointed seven House members to the and Bill Hobby named seven The committee will examine the aquifers storage capacity and recharge and it will review alternatives for supplying adequate water to the region now served by the Appointed to the panel were Terral RAustin Eldon DPoth Orlando DSan Anto nio Harvey RUvalde Edmund RSeguin Libby See Page 2A Firemen douse weekend blazes New Braunfels Fire Department firefighters were busy this past weekend battling blazes that sprang up around the Two engines were dispatched to Glastron at 3150 Interstate 35 after New Braunfels police officer Mark Bryan reported the fire around 8 Bryan was responding to a call on Rueckle Road when he noticed the According to department the fire started from multiple forms of spontaneous combustion within a No dollar loss was incurred as a result of the The next firefighters raced to New Braunfels Municipal Airport where afire was reported in the hanger at Volunteers from the New Braunfels and Gero i nimo Fire Departments were dispatched to the scene with six units from the New Braunfels Fire The which was only smoldering and smoking when it was ignited spontaneously from liquid Fire reports indicate the fire was contained within one No fire or damage was A structure fire reported at Sunday put local firefighters back tp Approximately damage was incurred as a result of the fire at 519 Scott Mitchan resides in the duplex owned by Claude The fire ignited from hot embers or ash left over from a See Page 2 State jobless rate drops slightly AUSTIN AP The unemploy ment rate for the states metropolitan areas last month dropped slightly to percent from percent in according to the Texas Employment The August unemployment rate was higher than the percent recorded in But Dianne a labor market analyst with the said the increase was not large enough to be very significant as joblessness is quite volatile fairing the summer At most the higher rate this August compared to a year ago may signal a general slowing of the states she Total unemployment declined by just under between July and August to a level of she The number of Texans with jobs rose by almost over the tot aling in Rates of unemployment in the urban areas of Texas as announced Tuesday by the Texas Epaployment Commission for compared with revised July figures in parenthe sis included Abilene Austin BeaumontPort Arthur BrownsvilleHarlingen BryanCollege Corpus Christi Dallas El Paso 2 Chamber to support GBRA s aquifer suit The Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce will join the GuadalupeBlanco River Authoritys efforts seeking regula tion of pumping ffom the Edwards In a motion made by Skip Stratemann and seconded by Pete the Chamber of Commerce approved a resolution during its regular meeting The resolution supports GBRAs contention that unregulated pump ing from the aquifer by users of this resource has already caused the cessation of the Comal Spring flow in drought periods and conti nuation of unrestricted withdraw als will eliminate the spring The resolution also states the as well as the health and welfare of New Braunfels depend on the spring Degra dation to the quality of life in counties and industries in the Lower Guadalupe Basin would and the elimination of cer tain endangered species would damage the The resolution Be it further that the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce supports immediate and meaningful efforts to negotiate satisfactory agreements to limit withdrawals fromt eh Edwards Reservoir that would result in the consistent and continued flow from the Comal but wit nessing a lack of action in this the Chamber shall urge the GuadalupeBlanco River Authori ty to pursue the lawsuit in New Braunfels City Council announced its support of the law suit in an 28 council GBRA filed the lawsuit in Hays County District Court June 15 after the 71st Legislature failed to iron out differences over a proposed water management plan for the The river authority main tains the aquifer is an underground river and therefore subject to reg ulation by the Texas Water Com The lawsuit also seeks the protection of endangered species See Page 2 Memorial Hospital where he was pro nounced Six other people have lost their lives in Canyon Lake this The body of Ray Henry still has not been recovered after his April 6 Richard drowned May Ten days Rudy lost his life in a drowning Aurora presumedly drowned July Her body has not been Alvie Baird drowned The most recent drowning death from the lake occurred 1 when Byron Michael drowned in about 45footdeep water while swim ming near the His body was recovered by a diving team from Devine the following All drowning victims this year have been residents of San Todays sunny and warm condi tions are an indication of the weather for the rest of the Todays high will be near 93 degrees and the low will be 67 Tomorrows high will be near 95 degress with the low near 70 Inside DEAR TV Volunteers are needed for the Helping One Student to Succeed Program HOSTS program at Carl Schurz Elementary School located at 633 The reading program takes community volun teers and pairs them with fourth and fifthgrade students for oneto one contact in the The only qualifications needed are a desire to help someone enjoyment in working with young sters and basic reading Easytofollow lesson plans are developed for each child by the The volunteers carry out the instructions with the Volunteers will be provided with training sessions to acquaint them with the materials ans specific The following sessions are scheduled for volunteers noon1 78 noon1 If you are interested in partici pating in the reading program as a volunteer call Kristi Pon fick at 6206200 or Pepper Gutier rez at Bernice Brown of Houston will paint a still life in acrylic at tonights 7 meeting of the New Braunfels Art league at the Arts 646 Walnut Primarily a she is proficient in a variety of media and subject matter including She has exhibited in many invitational shows such as the Cowboy Artists of America Museum in Kerrville and has con ducted workshops at the Hill Country Arts Foundation and Western Colorado School of The meeting is open to the Teen Connections Thrift Shop will be closed Wednesday and Thursday in preparation for a gigantic parking lot sale Friday and Saturday from 9 to 3 The public is invited to tonights opening reception for the SM 2
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