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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 22, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Cupitpace NB in win over Bowie Quarterback Danny Esqueda and tailback Tommy GUpil combined for 234 yards rushing Thursday night to lead New firaunfels to a 170 nondistrict football victory over Bowie in Seepage Investigation continues into cause of bus crash ALTON AP This small South Texas town pre pared today to bury the first of 19 victims of a school bus accident as investigators try to determine why a truck rolled through a stop sign and rammed the bus into a waterfilled Seepages Herald details County Fair info The Comal County Pair promises its annual week of fun next week with animal exhi hitc hanHfraft anH halrino anH rannino M009 101 lirand SOWEST MICROPUBLISHTNG 627 E OR 410 EL TX 79903 New Braunfels LULL 225 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS Zeituno 3 377880 Friday September 1989 25 Cents One 12 Pages DA outline ideas to cut crime for first By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Creative prosecution and law enforcement goals recen tly set by Comal Countys new district attorney and sheriff could nip jail crowding and increasing crime in the bud if county commissioners choose to accept the I work for Comal County and I think we should do things that are good for Comal Sheriff Jack Bre mer told Commissioners Court earlier this week during a workshop Bremer and District Attorney Bill who both were elected to their posts in presented 10 goals to the commissioners for future The main goals include eliminating jail which has reached 97 percent of capacity in Comal County and was caused mainly by the Texas Department of Cor rections failure to accept many inmates because of its own crowding Reimer Reimer suggested building a community corrections restitution facility and using electronic monitoring to rehabilitate persons when TDC is not For Reimer suggests prisoners would serve 30 days in county then be sent to the and later would be placed on electronic monitoring before being placed on intensive supervision probation and then regular Some of the things were suggesting that we do in here are things as an interim measure to try to get that actual See Page 2 Autumn will arrive tonight fol lowed by a cold front bringing winds and cooler Today will be partly cloudy with a high hi the upper 80s with lows tonight around The partly cloudy skies will hang around tomorrow but the winds and cool er temperatures will serve as a reminder fall is Highs tomorrow will approach only Inside 3 DEAR RELIGIOUS TV Fire service hearing set County looking at new district New Braunfels High School AllSports Booster Club will have a general membership meeting Monday at in room A10 at the high following the football film at 7 Volunteers are needed for the Helping One Student to Succeed program at Carl Schurz Elemen tary 633 The reading program takes community volunteers and pairs them with fourthand fifthgrade students for onetoone contact hi the class The only qualifications needed are a desire to help some one enjoyment in working with youngsters 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 and specific The following sessions are scheduled for noon1 78 Sept noon1 If you are interested in participating in the reading program as a volunteer call Kristj Ponfick at 6206200 or Pep per Oujftejrej at Teen Cpnaecuons Thrift Shop is hosting a gigantic parking lot sale today until 3 pan and Satur day from 9 to 3 next to the There ought to be plenty of good endoftheseason bargains there and the proceeds benefit the youth staying at the group The Thrift open provides a substantial amount of the money used to operate Teen The New Braunfels Girl Scout organization this month is con ducting a membership drive for girls from kindergarten Ovough high As part of that 2 Fire protection in the Canyon Lake area could get a financial if an election is called by Comal County Commissioners Court to create another county fire A public hearing is scheduled for 24 at at the Cmdal County Courthouse Annex in the commissioners court A petition with more than 100 sig natures was filed with County Judge Fred Clark 13 seeking the crea tion of the The proposed dis will include the intersection of Hays and Blanco county lines to the point of the extraterritorial jur isdiction zone of the City of San Mar From the boundary will go to the intersection of Guadalupe and Comal county lines to the outer boundary line of the ETJ zone of the City of New Braunfels to the north east boundary line of BrackenComa County Fire District The line then meets with the BulverdeComal County Fire District 2 boundary and runs to the intersection of the northeast boundary line of Spring BranchComal County Fire District 1 and Comal and Blanco county The name of the proposed district will be Comal County Emergency Services District If voters create the a tax not to exceed 10 cents per prop erty valuation will be assessed by the county to help the district Local lawyer Joe Kidwell is repre senting residents in that area who want to create the He also was responsible for the creation of the cur rent three county fire The proposed district will include emergency medical services along with fire STEPHANIE DAVIS Canyon and New Braunfels renew their rivalry on the volleyball court today as the two varsity teams meet at 5 at Unicom Both teams are tied for first place in the District 284A race with 30 The two teams met in the Fraulein Volleyfest Championship game earlier this with New Braunfels win ning 156 at Cougarette Both teams feature tough with Mindie Hardeman left leading New Braunfels and Jennifer Kyle right sparking For more details on todays see Page Photos by DeryI Clark Hurricane Hugo slams into kills 5 AP Hurricane Hugo slammed into this 300yearold city of antebellum man sions with winds of 135 mph leveling dozens of buildings and peel ing others open like a can At least five people in the Carolinas were Theres just destruction every Mayor Joseph Riley said after a tour of his ravaged We have on our hands a degree of physical destruction that is unpre cedented in anyones living After a direct hit on South Hugo weakened and was downgraded to a tropical storm at 6 by the National Weather At 9 the center of the storm was just north of at latitude degrees north and longitude degrees and winds had dimin ished to 60 Further weakening was expected as Hugo moved northward at 25 to 30 mph through North Carolina on a path that would lake it into the Delaware and Pennsylva It was expected to reach New Jersey and New York on At least people were with See Page 2 Committee L9ht to answer bond issue questions Members of the Comal Indepen dent School District building commit tee will be on hand one hour before the regular Monday night school board meeting to answer questions about the upcoming bond issue Committee chairman Bill Hays will be at Srnithspn Valley High School at to meet with taxpayers and patrons who would like to know more about the million bond package that will go before the voters The proposed million bond issue will go toward the financing of a new metal roofing system and drainage improvements at Bulverde Elemen tary three additional classrooms and a new metal rpofing system at Moun tain Valley Elementary School 11 new new pajrlong facilues and new metal roofing system at Comal Elementary a metal ing system at Elementary a new metal roofing system at Canyon High School and the of a new 800student elementary school near 28 land Texas If the voters approve the bond taxpayers could see a tax increase of 3 to 5 The average homestead in the school district is val ued at With a 3cent tax SM 3 Local economy on the upswing New Bregnfete Wurstfest New Braunfete Auto and WalMart Distribution Otnter all have something intiommen each made a donation to the Light Up the Plaza From left are Downtown coordinator April NBU Light Up the Plaza representative Bob Wurstfest Presi dent Bob Jack Krueger of the New Braunfels Auto Dealer Asso ciation and Lowell Milbrandt of the WalMart Distribution Reserve funds still are required for bulb replacement and donations must be in by 30 tor lights to be installed by when they will be turned Photo by Deryl Clark Retail trade in Comal County is on the according to reports from State Comptroller Bob Bullocks Bullock released the State Sales and Use Tax Analysis Report for the first quarter of 1989 which showed gross sales hi Comal County for that period increased percent over the same period last The report also included figures indicating a per cent increase in gross sales in the retail Tom president of the Gre ater New Braunfels Chamber of Com said the increases could be attributed to a combination of We had a very large increase in room taxes in the first The tourist business was he The Mill Store Plaza has since added to retail especially compared to the same time last Purdum said the room tax revenue shot up percent in the first quar ter of 1989 as compared to the same period in The general economy is up in New Purdum Tourism plays a big role in the improving along with expansions in the last 12 Pur dum said 350 jobs have been added in the manufacturing division Purdum said manufacturing and tourism have been two of the greatest factors in the local but now retail trade is making a big Now we can add retail trade cen ters to that he Tourism plays a big role in the improving along with expansions in the last 12 Some 350 jobs have been added in the manufacturing divi sion said Chamber of Commerce President Tom More than outlets reported gross sales figures for Comal County at for January through March This figure reflects the percent increase over the same period last Outlet refers to the number of individual business locations with a sales and use tax permit who filed a Gross sales indicates the total amount of all and rentals of tangible personal property and ser vice charges made during the report ing Other local counties did not see similar increases in this years first Bexar Countys out lets reported gross sales at bil down percent from the first quarter of Guadalupe County had 936 outlets reporting and a 10 percent SM 2
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