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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 24, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas COPY Choice Drug Free Red Ribbon Week activities A drug symposium is slated for 7 today at Memorial Primary School for com munity leaders and interested public in I observance of Red Ribbon Wednes Iday is Wear Red Lawmaker billion a start for education AUSTIN APj A billion appropriation for Texas public schools next year would show that the Legislature is trying to correct what has been ruled an unconstitutional school finance says the chairman of the Senate Education See Page 4 New Braunfels Herman Jentsch the Players of Week Canyon senior r and New Braunfels re named the Herald ek for their winning in outstanding defen le Herman ran wild See Page 9 247 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS Zeftung 377880 5126259144 Tuesday October 1989 25 Cents One 12 Pages City looking at million for projects By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer The City of New Braunfels is facing close to a million bill after City Council Monday approved advertising for bids to renovate the old Lowes building and allow the city mana ger to enter into an agreement for a computer After a workshop meeting at City Hall and a cityfunded dinner at a local restaurant for councilmembers and department the Citizens gather for vigil Concerned officials and citizens gathered in the bandstand on Main Plaza Sunday to pray for victims of drug abuse and kick off Red Ribbon Week Safe City Commission members led the prayer vigil with approximate ly 50 If we are tackle we must teach our children about the dangers of said Safe City Commission Chairman Dennis Clarkson following the Our children are the parents of the Not only do we want to have a drugfree but we for sure want to have a drugfree community in New said Canyon Middle School Principal Rusty We need to start with the education of the More than red ribbons have been distributed in the A drug symposium is slated for tonights activities for community leaders and interested public in obser vance of Red Ribbon The special week was originated when Federal Agent Enrique Camare na was murdered by drug traffickers in The red ribbon became the symbol to reduce the demand for Texas War on Drugs is the state Red Ribbon sponsor and the National Federation of Parents sponsors the national projects were approved unanimously during regular Council agreed to allow City Manager Paul Grohman to advertise for bids to renovate the old Lowes building for a municipal Architect Michael McChesney said it will take approximately to do every thing we wanted to who will be paid 7 percent of the total renovation said the building on South Castell Avenue will blend in architec turally with the Civic Center and Police The city approved buying the building for in Grohman said there is a need for the additional office He said storage areas in the proposed building can be converted into offices as space is needed and if the Downtown Project or the Safe City Commission were ever that also would create more Current plans call for all department heads and special projects to move into the building the old City Hall on North Seguin Avenue will be abandoned if someone can be found to buy or lease New Braunfels voters turned down the con struction of a new city hall during a 1985 bond which called for the remodel ing of City Hall and the construction of additional square feet at a cost of City Council also authorized Grohman to enter into agreements for the purchase or leasepurchase of a computer system that will cost approximately Computer consultant Chip repre senting The Accord informed City Council about the computer implementation process during the workshop Collins has worked for the city approximately seven months and will be paid about Councilmembers took Collins and the city See Page 2 CAD to staff office for 4 days in county ByDANAOVERSTREET City Editor mappers and the chief appraiser will be stationed in Garden Ridge for four days next month to get acquainted with the people and the property in that area of the I think its an innovative said Chief Appraiser Richard who has been working with Garden Ridge Mayor Walter Yohey on the plans to set up a satellite office in Gar Were real excited about Rhodes told the Comal Appraisal Dis trict board of directors Monday This will allow us to interface with the people at the time the values are Rhodes said the personal contact will make appraisals more accurate and should cut down on the number of Appraisal districts are required to reappraise each property every three Comal Appraisal District tries to review all its property every explained Deputy Chief Appraiser Pat That doesnt necessarily mean values are going to go she explaining that if property is only reviewed every few value may decrease and property owners may pay more than they should until the change is noticed by Changes also could mean a property owner is paying less than he should until improvements arc Selling up a temporary satellite office in the Garden RidgeBracken area will allow residents of that area to meet the pick up and deliver rendition or exemption or simply talk to Rhodes about prop erty 1 will be there if ihcy want me to specifically go out and look at their Rhodes I know it will increase my familiarity with all the properties out there and I know it will improve If the Garden RidgeBracken prog ram is the group probably will set up a temporary satellite office in the In the we may actually set up in sub divisions that arc large Rhodes See Page 2 City Council lifts water restrictions Area businesses and residents are asked to display red ribbons this week in support of Red Ribbon Week Photo by Deryl Clark Other activities this week include Wednesday Wear Red Day everyone is encouraged to wear red ribbons to show support for a drug free Thursday Comal County Com missioners Court will read a procla mation recognizing Red Ribbon Friday Exchange of red rib bons at high school football games and the culmination of Red Ribbon Week activities in local DAVIS New Braunfels will come out of modified Stage II of water conserva tion Wednesday because the Edwards Aquifer is on the Mayor Doug Mi Her said Now were going back to totally Phase which is Mill er announced at the City Council The Aquifer read above mean sea level at Panther Canyon this City Council also approved a resol ution supporting Proposition 8 on the November ballot calling for mil lion in bonds for mental health and law enforcement facilities to help alleviate overcrowding in the See Page 2 Team checks out burning chemical plant There will be little change in the weather for the next couple of It will be sunny and warm with the highs in the 80s and the lows in the There is a slight chance for rain on Inside CLASSIFIED 1012 COMICS 8 CROSSWORD 3 DEAR ABBY 7 HOROSCOPE 7 SPORTS 910 TV LISTINGS 7 WEATHER 2 Texas AP A six person team ventured into the still burning rubble of a plastics plant today to determine whether rescuers can safely begin searching for 23 workers missing after a series of explosions killed at least one person and injured more than Firefighters and safety experts still hope they might find some said Phillips spokesman Jere You always hope for the Our fingers are he But the emergency medical director for Houston said it was unlikely any one could survive such an which shattered windows and rocked buildings for miles We dont think theres anybody alive in said Paul Doctors treated 124 people for inju Thirtyfive were up to six of them in critical Pepe Some had severe he Survivors said they had less than half a minutes warning to get out of the plant after a reactor began leaking flammable gas that ignited in a huge A series of explosions I thought it was the said Bil ly a 35yearold worker who was inside the plant when the explosions began early Monday after I was Run till you Missing were 20 Phillips employ ees and three contract said Phillips President Glenn He did not have information about the one confirmed We know these we pray for their Cox Its a dif ficult time for all of At a thin column of smoke was rising from the plant as firefighters and safety experts entered it to judge whether it was safe to send in a larger group of Phillips officials said the fire was contained to a few enclosed areas and that the smoke and gas being released were classified as but were not The fire is just about That was the objective Smith With daylight now we can start to account for the Seismologists at Rice University in nearby Houston said the blast appeared to be the equivalent of 10 tons of The first explosion could be felt as far away as 25 It was like somebody just dropped an atomic said Kelly a pipefitter at the which makes million pounds a day of plastics such as those used in milk jugs and The blasts buckled a ceiling and blew out cafeteria windows at an elementary school about a mile No one was but the schools 700 pupils were sent Maintenance worker Roby de mons said employees had 20 seconds to escape after a warning message was broadcast over the plants emergency Workers said they heard a hissing sound and saw a white The explosion that followed knocked them off their Many then saw a It looked like somebody set a boulder on fire and was rolling it tow ards said Terry a construction Everybody was a dodgin and said Sonny an ironworker fore man who was able to account for his 150man We outran the I never saw people run so added Theres nothing you can do but said Lonnie who has See Page 2 States jobless rate drops AUSTIN AP The unemploy ment rate in the states metropolitan areas fell from percent in August to percent in the Texas Employment Commission announced The jobless rate in Texas finally took the drop we have been waiting Commissioner Mary Scott Nab ers In September the unemployment rate was The percent unemployment rate represents about people seek ing more than fewer than in according to the com Each of the states major metropolitan areas had declining The bleakest part of this entire pic ture is the fact that the state saw losses in con struction and transportation and publ ic utilities over the Nab ers said in a These losses are significant and somewhat ominous because trade and manufacturing have been leading our economic she We will watch these areas very The decline came in pan because many students and unsuccessful sum mer job seekers withdrew from the labor force in and there were thousands of jobs added as fall semesters began at schools and In more than non See Page 2 Friends for Rivers will meet Wednesday night at al Victoria Bank and Trust A video titled Pointless Pollution will be It focuses on sources of pollution in our rivers and All interested persons are Take Off Pounds Sen sibly will host its annual open house tonight at 7 in the Laurel Plaza recreation 300 Laurel is open to women and children over For more call 6258860 or Al Anon Family Groups will present a Meeting on Wheels al the MHMR 511 North tonight at 8 Al Anon Family Groups make up a fellowship of men and women whose lives have been disturbed by the obsessive drinking of a family member or Bulverdc United Methodist Church is hosting its annual Fall Festival Saturday from It to 4 The Festival features a Hill Country arts and crafts oldfashioned bake Texas food door prizes and fun for the whole The church is on 281 eight miles north of Loop See Page 2
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