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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 3, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Senate votes to reinstate use must decide along with k Senate vote to reinstate reveted after he was sentenced for illdgally shredding documents Canyon NB take first steps to state CahyoA ahd New Braunfels each won their opening fileyball playoff matches Thursday night to move to theregional semifinals next Th6 Cougarettes 1 downed Hays while the Unicorns blitzed Austin Tra 29thwmual Wurstfest starts 10day run Festivities start today for the 29th annual Wurstfest with the Wurst Navy landing on the banks of the ci n complete guide to Wurstfest events is L See Sundays Herald 79903 255 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377880 5126259144 One 16 Pages Local station is sold General Manager of radio station Bob McDonald announced the sale of the radio station today to New Braunfels Communica tions pending approval from the Federal Communication The FCC must approve any transfer of broadcasting licenses before the sale is McDonald said approv al should come between mid December and and doesnt expect any trouble iri having the sale The station will not change ownership until the FCC The is cur rently owned bythe New Braunfels Broadcasting We are the licensees and will remain and run the station until the FCC aproves the McDonald 1 Hal of San Antonio is the principal buyer from NBC along with William and Ed both of Connecticut make Widsten said there arenoplans to change the staff or I have no plan at this time to make any changes in the I think the staff right now is Wid sten The format is something that has proven to be and I dont sec any reason to Although we cant do or make any See Page 2 Districts could face school consolidation ByJOEKINCHELOE Staff writer Get out the deer rifles because the season is about to open but make sure theres plenty of ammunition left because a real Texas shootout may be on the way when school funding reform starts to hit next John District 5 rep resentative to the State Board of Edu told the Downtown Rotary Club Thursday a Texas constitutional amendment may be on the way and to nl least expect the suggestion of only one school district per Shields said while there is no actual push for school a sensitive issue at some form of consolidation will be All this in the wake of the recent Texas Supreme Court ruling on the Edgcwood Kirby which has reached the pinacle of the Texas judi cial system and now will be kicked over to the legislature for The Supreme Court did not consid er and did not affirm the trial courts posiiion that the current system vio lates equal protection under the law but came to he same conclusion mat public school funding is not especially in respect to state educa tional The case began in Austin when the Texas Constitution and its school funding was tested in a Travis County District Some school dislricis in the state spend and up per student per year while other districts spend as little as per Shields School taxes per SI00 property val uation in some areas were substantial ly higher than in others and the higher tax rates still could not provide I he educational requirements under the See Page 2 Common Street Good plans discussed Dedication Each year since presenting the first Heritage Exhibit during Heritage Society volunteers have dedicated each event to a special Helgard Suhr was surprised with that honor Thursday night during the Champagne Picnic in the Park gala for persons who had worked hard to put together the Heritage Society President Carolyn Reed named some of the many organizations in which Suhr is involved before announcing her name and presenting her with a bouquet of Staff photo Ever tried to get from Common Street to FM 306 in four minutes or less The challenge is difficultalthough some darcdevits fiiay have tried by cither racing through town or bolting up Loop 337 to Grucnc Road and through Back by popular demand is the proposal to extend Common Street to FM 306 by way of an approximate tsvomilc Sshapcd Bobbie resident engineer for the Texas Highway Department said the extension will connect the central business district to FM 306 and industry in San Marcos and Canyon Hascrt said an opportunity for publ ic hearing has been posted and if requests for a public hearing arc a public hearing will be held and the project can be Hascrt said the plan is the result of good planning on the citys part and will be funded under the Federal Aid for Urban although the linkup must be a part of the street sys See Page 2 I refugees pour into West German embassy Czechoslovakia AP About East Germans were jammed into the West German Embassy in Prague today with new arri vals pouring in each all eager to emigrate West despite promises of reform from their Communist Its just the same hardheaded idiots as said a bricklayer from KarlMarx Whats going to change The corrupted socialism in our country is just getting new thats I dont believe that anything will change said another young The reforms are only for the outside Red Cross and refugees unloaded tents and bedding trucked in from West East Germany has agreed to let its citizens here renounce their citizenship and then go to West where they are automatically granted But with East German diplomats processing only about 100 applications a it was feared the and its which have a capacity of about would be over flowing by the weekend when a rush of new arrivals was Embassy who put the number of East Germans at about just before said negotiations were under way with Czechoslovak authorities for more Some people arriving today said the roads to Prague were crammed with East German The wave began Wednesday after East Ger manys new Egon lifted a month old travel ban to the only coun try East Germans can visit Krenzs pre Erich had imposed the ban to stop an earlier exodus of East Germans to the West German Embassy in The exodus has mainly involved skilled workers in their early 20s and At least 200 to 300 children played inside the embassy Those who have left East Germany include at least doctors and and this has severely strained health services in the Com munist an East German health officials said East Germans were swift to take advantage of the lifting of the travel Eight thousand crossed into Czechoslovakia in the first 24 and the number in the West German Embassy swelled from Thursday night to some by noon Youve just got to use an open barn door to the West while you said one 25yearold from See Page 2 PUC staff backs phone rates cut AUSTIN AP The Public Utili ty Commission staff has recom mended that Southwestern Bell Tele phone revenues be trimmed by million a The Southwestern Bell rate case was filed at the PUC in January by the commissions general which challenged the telephone company to justify its level of In testimony filed the PUC staff contends that Southwestern Bell is earning more than authorized by the The company is pushing a plan it calls Texas which would freeze local telephone rates for five years and upgrade Southwestern See Page 2 Unemployment report holds steady for month WASHINGTON AP Unem ployment held steady at percent last month as the economy added the government said today in a report that showed con tinued troubles in industrial The tabor Department said nil of the nonfarm payroll growth for October came in the service producing with most of that cprrung 8S schools and local govern nicnls added jobs for the school The department revised September payroll growth downward to from the previously reported The manufacturing which lost a revised jobs in Septem lost an additional in October to post its fourth consecutive monthly See Page 2 I Seventeen years members of the Heritage Society and a group of volunteers constructed a Heritage Exhibit for display during Wurstfest to showcase memories of life in Comal This years titled On the takes visitors on a walK along the short river through Landa Park and focuses on the colorful history of the including the flour Stinky and Camp See Sundays Herald Zeltung for more photos of the After a cold start to the temperatures will climb to near 70 Tonights temperature will drop into the The weekend will be partly cloudy with the highs near 80 degrees and the lows near 55 Inside DEAR RELIGIOUS TV There will be a benefit supper Saturday for young Bobby who was injured by a BB gunshot to the The supper will be at 01 Glenbrook in Village Plates of barbecue for and mcnudo will be Call 6295431 for more The Street in the Smithson Valley High School parking lot after the football game 22 was such a organizers plan another one for tonight after the game at SVMS until There will be a disc jockey and volleyball nets will be set up Admission is free with nachos and corn chip pic for Security will be A hat will be passed for contributions to help pay costs and the group hopes to host more of these The Smithson Valley High School Student Coun cil offered to help the Smithson Valley StudentParent Network with the first street as well as this For more infor mation about the party or the call Sharon Sharp at New Braunfels Girl Scouts invite the public 10 join the group in a historic Neighborhood Walk ing Tour Participants can enjoy viewing the historic home and buildings constructed by early settlers of New All par ticipants may purchase the Neigh borhood Walking Tour Patch for The first walk will be buyt anyone wishing to take the tour at another lime is welcome to do The tour starts at the Lindhcimcr 494 and continues past as many as 69 Anyone interested may contact Neighborhood Director Debbie Richtcr at The Comal County Womens Center needs more volunteers and will offer training for hotline vol unteers and other interested per sons who want to become acquainted with the The See Page 2
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