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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 21, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Committee votes down Bushs emission plan WASHINGTON AP A very upset auto industry predicts many more recalls will result from the swift collapse of a Bush administration plan to let carmakers meet pollution targets by averaging vehi cle See Page 4 Tdsk force believes public overrepresented AUSTIN AP Residential ratepayers have too rtany representatives at Public Utility Commis said the chairman of a task force studying the agency that regulates telephone and electricity See Page 7 NB battles tonight SV home Friday New Braunfels plays a rare Thursday night football M009 1 no sileCanyon SOWEST MICROPUBLISHING All 2627 E YANDELL DR TX 79903 New Braunfels Thursday 224 707 Landa New Texas 78130 DSPS Zcituno 5 377880 One Secti September 1989 25 Cents One 12 Pages WORD Sidestriped approves pay hike Despite public criticism that the boards financial future is question the Water Oriented Recreation District board of directors unanimous ly approved a salary increase for Administrator Betty The increase is definitely in said President Melvin Nolle Shes done an excellent Weve gotten more than our moneys The adminstrators salary consti tutes the biggest budget item on the WORD Nolte The WORD board hired Walls in February at an annual salary of Wednesday the board approved a pay increase of for the next six months with an evaluation at the end of that If the term were to be expanded to one Walls annual salary would be The decision brought criticism from the Youve just had an off and you dont know what youre going to have next said Mark president of the Guadalupe River Kypfer and GRQ Sec retary Donna Krueger also said some elected county officialsdo not earn that much every Board members supported the increase by saying some work per formed by Walls is often See Page 2 Burglar turns gun on Bulverde man By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer BULVERDE A Comal County man was shot by an intruder with an unknown caliber shotgun Wednesday morning in his located in Bulverde Estates Subdivi sheriffs office authorities Ignacio Segovia was shot in the around He called family members living in San Anto nio after the shooting and they transported him to McKen na Memorial Hospital in New Braunfels where he was treated and said Comal County Sheriffs Chief Deputy Wayne He reported that he had been shot by a burglar in his Hoherz He stated he had returned home and he surprised what he describes as a Latin The assailant chased Flores back out of his house and shot him in the he He was hit once up in the upper back with numerous bird shot pellets but he said he heard two Sheriffs office detectives and deputies said they ques tioned residents living in the house and the neighborhood after the but turned up few Flores lives on Jay Bird We made a massive manhunt in the area looking for the but were unable to find Hoherz Items stolen from the burglary include a rifle and a See Page 2 Center director discusses GBRA lawsuit Unregulated pumping cutting flow of springs The warm days soon be but for today the high will reach 93 The over night low will be 67 Tomorrow will be another warm but a cold front is on the way which will drop the weekend highs into the low 80s and the lows into the Inside DEAR TV It will be a little easier to figure out where you are supposed to drive on Common Street now that new stripes have been painted on the roads recently completed new paved Common Street was one of many city streets that was paved this summer in a city Photo by Deryl Clark Board backs suit to protect aquifer The Water Oriented Recreation Dis trict board of directors defined its stance Wednesday adopting a resolution supporting the Guadalupe Blanco River Authoritys litgation to protect the Edwards The board voted in favor of a resol ution similar to the one adopted by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce on This resolu tion states the local as well as the health and welfare of New Braunfels depend on sus tained spring Also included in the resolution is the statement that unregulated pumping from the aquifer has already led to the cessation of the Comal Spring flow in drought periods See Page 2 Spring flow cannot be sustained with totally unregulated said Glen Longley of the Edwards Aquifer Research and Data Center at Southwest Texas State Longley spoke Wednesday at a New Braunfels Rotary Club luncheon about the Edwards Aquifer and litigation filed by the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority seeking to have the aquifer named an underground As an underground GBRA the aquifer is sub ject to regulation by the Texas Water GBRA also stated in its original petition endangered species such as the San Marcos blind sala fountain San Marcos gambusia and Texas wild rice arc threatened when unregulated pumping dimi nishes the flow of the Comal and San Marcos The filed in Hays County District was kicked up to District Court Judge James Nowlins court in August because several federal installations in the Edwards Aquifer region are listed as parties to the Longley said he docs not foresee a legislative solution to the The Edwards is the resource which your whole eco nomy revolves he we had to wind up in the situation we are in According to the principle of the underground stream stems from the facts that the aquifer has recharge water flows in a definite path and water exits in the spring New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce adopted a resol ution supporting GBRAs intentions on follow ing the City Councils decision to do the City of San Marcos also announced its support in Hays County See Page 2 Glen Longley discussed efforts to have Edwards Aquifer declared an underground river during a club meeting A flagraising experience Veterans of Foreign Wars Post located in will con duct a Pinto Bean Cookoff Satur Cash awards will be tendered for the best best cookers and the most popular A quart of the winning beans will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to the owners of Canyon Lake which was recently ravaged by Activities will start at with judging planned for 5 Entry fee for contestants will be payable at the Post Canteen any afternoon of the For more call The First Mexican Baptist Rolling Fork Road Lot will host a threeday revival meeting Friday through Sunday at 7 each The public is welcome and there will be a different bilingual speaker each along the Deliverance gospel group from New who will bring the The New Braunfels Business and Professional Womens Club is currently selling gift wrap paper and related supplies as its fund 2 16 49 injured School bus plunges into waterfilled pit The Sophlenburg Museum Joined the Captain James Jack Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution 17 to observe Constitution Week and to raise new United Gtates and Texas flags on recently purchased flagpoles on the museum On the Constitution was signed by 12 In the three branches of government legislative and judicial were estab lished with the new The first federal elections were the first Federal Congress and the first George was Mayor Doug Miller signed a proclama tion citing Constitution and the flags were raised by New Braunfels Middle School Tex as history students of Birdie Students Carrie Neilson and Kara Birdwell raise the Texas flag donated by State Edmund The Captain James Jack chapter of the DAR donated the Photo by Deryl Clark ALTON AP At least 16 people were killed and 49 injured today when a Mission school bus was hit from behind by a soft drink delivery truck and plunged into a gravel authori ties The death toll had reached 16 by as divers searched the said David Baker of the Texas Department of Public Safety in The bus was mostly said Mike a DPS When rescuers arrived at the only the tip of the rear end of the bus was above An industrial crane was being used to lift the and four McAllen Fire Department divers were searching the The bus was carrying students to Mission junior and senior high schools when the accident occurred at The bus can hold 70 At Mission 29 people were listed in stable said Nora a nursing Seven were listed in good condition at HCA Rio Grande Regional Medical said spokeswoman Betty Thirteen were taken to McAllen Medical spokeswo man Judy Gomez The bus driver and the truck driver were being treated at DPS spokesman Cox The drivers names and conditions were not Were going crazy said Mis sion firefighter Ruben who added that ambulances were sent to an information center set up for Ortiz said the parents are very hys They have really lost some of Its really sad if all these kids came out of the Alton Its going to a lot of said Hidalgo County Sheriffs Deputy Rene The accident occurred on a Hidalgo County road at the east edge of The town of people is part of the Mission Consolidated Independent School Weather was clear and roads were the Hidalgo County Sheriffs Office According to Mike Herrera of who was following the bus and the truck struck the bus from knocking it into the gravel Herrera said he jumped into the water and helped rescue three Sw 2
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