Friday, September 29, 1989

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 29, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas centerpiece lives back together While they often are believed to be same the Comal County Mental Health Clinic and Mental Retardation Center are separate organizations with different See Page 3 Football teams aiming to make it a start Comal County teams are each looking to complete play with 40 records The HeraldZeitung presents its finals reviews of tonight important See Page 11 Fair winners listed Sunday The Comal County Fair is in full swing and the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung is covering it Sun Wil1 ful1 of Phonographs by Deryl DP 1no Sundays 230 For retirement funds County holds CAD payment 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS Zeitung S 377880 Friday September 1989 25 Cents One 16 Pages Comal Countys quarterly payment to the Comal Appraisal District is approximately short this Commissioners Court during a reg ular meeting Thursday voted to with hold from its quarterly pay ment of because of the Appraisal Districts participation in a retirement plan Attorney General Jim Mattox says is Its not going to do anything to said CAD Chief Appraiser Richard We have other funds out The county pays 20 percent of the appraisal districts said Coun ty Auditor Bate The Attorney General issued an opinion July 6 stating the appraisal district couldnt enter into a retire ment plan with Texas Assdciation of Assessing Officers because it is a pri vate association and the district is a political County commissioners were advised by County Attorney Nathan Rheinlander in August that continued payment of public monies into a pri vate retirement specified by the Attorney General to be could possibly constitute a intentional criminal Commissioners Court voted 31 to withhold the countys portion of the retirement system and place those funds into an escrow account until the controversy of an attorney generals opinion of the plan is State Hugh Farmer DFort chairman of the Senate Com mittee on Intergovernmental Rela is requesting the Attorney Gen eral to reconsider the Assis tant Attorney General William Walker prepared the original CAD board members say they will pull out of the retirement system if the opinion is Rhodes said funds paid into the retirement system is paid into a local See Page 2 Rodeo royalty The 1989 Rodeo Queen and her Court were crowned Thursday night during the rodeo Queen for the year is Stephanie Bowden of New Braunfels High Dutchess is Stephanie Canyon High at left and Princess is Kym New Braunfels High The Queen and her Court will be introduced during each nights which starts at 8 They also will representa tive the Comal County Fair Association for the Photo by Deryl Clark sale New Braunfels Utilities board of trustees approved the notice of sale of million in revenue bonds Thursday for six capital improvement New Braunfels City Council unanimously passed an emergency ordinance Monday night to authorize the sale of the bonds to be spent for waterworks The ordinance is considered an emergency to take advantage of low interest said NBUs General Manager Robert Sohn who said he hopes to get an interest rate below Floyd NBUs financial consul will use and distribute includ ing audited utility and city financial to prospective bidders for the purpose of secur ing Bids on the The largest project to be constructed with the money is an 8million gallon water treatment plant to provide an alternate source of water for New Braunfels allowing the use of the Edwards Aquifer to Funds needed are The bond issue will be paid out in 21 years and NBUs indebtedness including the issue is In executive NBU trustees consid ered its original answer to the United States Dis trict Court in regard to the litigation filed by the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority seeking a declaratory judgement naming the Edwards Aquifer an underground As an under ground GBRA the aquifer is subject to regulation by the Texas Water According to unregulated pumping depletes the flows of the Comal and San Marcos springs which provide a habitat for endangered species like the San Marcos the San Marcos the blind the fountain darter and Texas wild Attorneys for NBU were unavailable to dis cuss NBUs response to the lolSix Economic forecast shows growth eather couldnt be better v The weather couldnt be better to enjoy outdoor The high today will be near 87 degrees with a 5to 10mph breeze out of the Tonight will be clear and cool with the low dropping to 60 degrees by The weekend will be sunny and warm with the highs near 88 and the lows near jnside DEAR RELIGIOUS TV The Ainerican Association of University Women will meet Mon day at at the pittlinger Memorial Library for a program and reorgarjljtatjon of the group for the new All college gra duates are including cur former and prospective Gruene Country Chrfstrrjas Celebration again will be spon sored by the Gruene Merchants AssociUon Food and Craft vendors interested in exhibits should call Dee Buck at i Representatives of the New Braunfels Young Woman of the Yeir Scholarship Program former ly the New Braunfels Junior Miss Program will be visiting the area high schools Monday to talk to all junior high school girls about 8TAMMT18CH 2 WASHINGTON AP The governments chief economic forecasting gauge rose percent in its second consecutive indicat ing continued growth in the months the Commerce Department reported The increase in the Index of Leading designed to foretell economic activity six to nine months into the followed a percent gain in It declined percent in Todays index reinforced recent government and private industry reports indicating that the nations Sheriff hires female deputy Comal County sheriffs depart ments first female deputy will be pat rolling the county roads beginning Sheriff Jack Bremer announced Carole currently a deputy in will start work next Saturday as this countys first female Bremer said there once was a who worked in the office and helped in but Baroni is the first female to work full time in the She qualified the highest of 41 Bremer She wasnt hired because she is a She was hired because she was the best quali I think shell be an Shell be a deputy like all the and shell go out and do whats Baroni brings 13 years of law 2 longest peacetime economic expansion will reach its seventh birthday in I think if were going to have a recession it probably wont start before then and I still think we will squeeze through 1990 without said Lawrence senior economic adviser at the WEFA Group in Bala But it wont be very buoyant So far this the leading indicators have bounced back and forth up in July and and down in May and In the three consecutive declines but not signaled a forthcoming This trendless result for 1989 seems consistent with the slow growth experience of the overall eco said Ysabel Bums McAleer of the Ameri can Financial Services Five of the 11 forwardlooking business statis tics that make up the composite index contributed See Page 2 City sets up lights following accident By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Traffic controls arc now in place near the entrance of the Comal Coun ty Fairgrounds to prevent other pedestrianautomobile accidents on Common New Braunfels City Manager Paul Grohman met with Fair Association officials Thursday morning and agreed to widen the yellow no parking zone by approximately 20 feet at the fair entrance and to place temporary flashing yellow reflectors on top of traffic cones in the middle of Common By widening that yellow zone and trying not to allow parking in the immediate it will give better line sight for the driver and hopefully also for the Grohman A New Braunfels man remains in critical condition today in the surgical intensive care unit at Methodist Hos pital in San Antonio after he was hit by a Volkswagen as he crossed Com mon Street Wednesday Fred Andrew 892 Mer riweather was leaving the fair around 11 when he was struck by a 1979 convertible Volkswagen dri ven by Mindy Lou of Route Box Painting crosswalks to the entrance of the fairgrounds is not feasible because the walks are usually used during the day and placed where there is a large concentration of small The city also painted curbing adja cent to driveways The police department is continu ing to investigate Wednesdays acci said police spokesman Martin Murphy was not cited for any viola The police report did not indi cate how fast Murphy was The Comal County Fair has been troubled by pedestrianautomobile accidents through the years because of limited night visibility in the Com mon Street New Braunfels Utili ties installed three additional street lights in the area last See Page 2 Fair fun With the Comal County Fair also comes the traditional nightly rodeo which is lots of fun for youngsters and adults as Jennifer Hargiss and Candice Brewer demonstrate as they watch a cowboy entertain the Rodeo performances continue Saturday and Sunday at 8 each Rodeo tickets are for adults and for children under