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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 7, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Houston track files motion for rehearing AUSTIN AP A Houstonarea group trying to bring Class 1 horse racing to Harris County will file a motion for a rehearing on its license the groups president See Page 3 Richards blasts pledge of no new school taxes AUSTIN AP Democratic gubernatorial candi date Ann Richards is criticizing Bill Clements over his no new taxes for school funding 410 MO09 See New Braunfels I SOWE 3T MICROPUBLISHIKG E YAMDELL DP EL TX 79903 Unicorns face play off matches Both Canyon and New Brauhfels resume Class 4A volleyball playoff action The Cougarettes meet Roma at at Cotulla while the valde at at West Campus See Page 7 257 707 Lancia New Texas 78130 USPS 377880 5126259144 Ztituna DC T77 CHO cor rn A A Tuesday November 1989 25 Cents One 10 Pages Crowd matches earlier totals Weekend attendance at the 29th annual Wurstfest has been esti mated at matching last years firstweekend atten dance Wurstfest Executive Director Suzanne said the num bers were similar to last years first weekend and are on a pace to equal last years attendance mark of people coming to Wurs Herbelin said the attendance for the first weekend was esti mated at last We estimated people came the first and that does not include the people who came in the first two hours when we did not take Herbelin Were real pleased with the weekend The opening cere monies came off just the weather was great and there were a lot families out enjoying the festiv Tom and Pete Lingamfelter put together a Wurstinapocket at one of the food conces sion booths in Civic groups say their salesVe matching or better than last Photo by John Senter It is a managable Herbelin said merchants at the festivities did well during the weekend and are doing better than last Most of the merchants that I have talked to are very pleased with the weekend Herbe lin Some said they are ahead 30 percent of last Herbelin said they arc not doing anything different than in the past and have not had any prob lems at this years the attendance level at Wurstfest drops during the and picks up again on the Wurstfest continues this week through smoke damage home Nobody was injured when an elec trical short apparently caused of a house fire at approximately 11 Monday at 148 Concepcion according to New Braunfels Fire Marshal Elroy Firefighters found smoke pouring from a twobedroom frame house which was partially engulfed in flames after neighbors spotted the fire and No one was at home at the but investigators believe an electric cord had been rubbed through by a metal bed frame and sparked the The house is owned by Erinina Garcia and was being occupied by Julio Madero Damage was esti mated at according tu Gilbert and Rick Gon both of 142 Concepcion spotted the flames and called the fire The two acted responsib Friescnhahan when they alerted firemen before breaking through a rear door and attempting in control the fire with a garden The blaze apparently became loo intense but the two men were si ill dousing the house from outside when two engine companies and foui sup port vehicles arrived on the The blaze was contained to a rear See Page 2 Today will be partly cloudy and hot with the high temperature reaching near 88 Tonights low will be near 70 A weak cold front is on the way into the area bringing a slight chance of rain and partly cloudy The highs will be in the 70s and the lows in the 50s for the next few Inside DEAR TV Workers9 comp overhaul State senators say job safety at the root of reform AUSTIN AP Two state senators say lawmakers should attack the problems of the workers compensation insurance system at the Without deaths or the system never kicks said Carl DPort Parker and Kent on Monday unveiled an overhaul of the workers comp system designed to cut premiums and reduce accidents by tighten ing insurance regulation and penalizing unsafe State lawmakers on 14 begin a special legislative session on reforming the insurance system that compen sates workers injured on the Parker said million per year could be saved if Tex one of the most unsafe states to work reached the average in job The senators said their plan also addresses business concerns by reducing attorney involvement in workers comp cases and penalizing parties pursuing frivolous legal It also would cut comp rates by 15 percent over two years over five phase in mandatory coverage for employers with five or more The proposal maintains the right for an injured worker to appeal an administrative benefits ruling in a jury We can cut rates and not abridge the right of the injured said State Richard the House leader on workers said he had not seen the senators Smith said his which he said will be filed by will include a 15percent rate Every conceivable concept has been discussed ad nau Were down to getting said Both Smith and Caperton said they believed it probably will take entire 30day special legislative session to reach an Lawmakers earlier this year failed to reform the bil See Page 2 Man discovers missing sailboat A Dallas man who discovered his sailboat was not where he had left it the night found the vessel down the road after alerting Comal County Sher iff A sheriffs department spokesman said Charles who was here lo race the had secured hissailboat near others at the Turkey Cove boat ramp in Village West off FM 2673 The next the boat Folcy later found the sailboat 300 yards from the Canyon Lake Federal judge eyes lawsuit jurisdiction The GuadalupcBlanco River Authoritys lawsuit asking for regula tion of the Edwards Aquifer has been moved into federal where delib erations are cornering on whether the case should be returned to state court or The suit named the Air Force as a defendant in the and the government petitioned to move the case into federal The initially filed in the Hays County Dis trict Court has now moved to the State Judith Zaffirini will be guest speaker at the Wednes day meeting of the New Braunfels Business and Professional Womens organization at Holiday Jnn at 7 Zaffirini will address issues that deal with women and the general public is invited to hear Zaffirini at For more information or call Delores Smith at 6294352 or Nancy Peevyhouse at No rest for the you say there is Colonial Man or Care Center has begun Oma and Opa Every Monday and Colonial Manor will pffer care givers who have loved ones at home some time How does it work If you care for your elderly loved one at home and need to run errands or just your loved one may par ticipate in Oma and Opa Days from 9 tp 3 The service is free and to all you peed to do is call the center at 6257526 Monday through Friday and ask for Administrator Joy Curry or Social Activities Director Iris Bowden to There is jio limit to the number of times proa and Opa may visit the cen the only requirement is that they register each time before coming because space is Competing in the Gregory Portland Speech Tournament Pege 2 Voters head to polls to decide propositions AUSTIN AP Polls opened at 7 today as voters began deciding fate of 21 proposed constitutional including a proposed tripling of legislators As turnout was light within the hours after the polls Only 12 percent of the states million registered voters were expected to vote with onethird to onehalf of the vote coming from Harris according to Secretary of Slate George There were no problems reported this said Austin staff attorney at the Secretary of States elections office in Its just about what we Harris and Dallas counties had no figures on turnout at In Hidalgo in the Mexican border town of pnly nine people had voted by out of registered on the precinct In San Augie chief deputy in the County Clerks said voter turnout this morning in the misty er has been People arent rushing out to the locations Were getting very few calls here in the Aguilar More voters were expected to start showing up at the polls late he Bill Clements and his cast their votes this morning at a school in Although the amendments will change the Constitution for all Tex light voter turnout statewide was expected give extra clout to Hous ton who also are choosing a mayor and a successor to the late Con gressman Mickey Heading the list of constitutional amendments before all voters is a proposal to more than triple from a year to the sala ries of members of the That proposition also would remove the constitutional requirement that voters approve future salary increases by tying lawmakers pay to the governors which the Legislature The pay raise proposal goes before voters after months of news reports about lobbyists spending more than million tq entertain legislators their 140day regular session Although he has urged its House Speaker Gib PFort last week said he believes Uie rate is Its Lewis Lastminute push Charles commander of American Legion Post 179 in New and Hugh commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7110 spent morning posting signs and distributing flyers urging voters to approve Constitutional Amendment Proposition 4 vyhich would make property pwned by nonprofit veterans organiza tions exempt from ad valorem Voters today are asked to make decisions 21 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitu Sw Page 2 Polls remain open until 7 Staff photo United States District Court where Judge James Nowlin is reviewing the The case was petitioned to be moved to Federal where Judge Nowlin is considering returning it back to state said Kim Bight an attorney for Theic also have been several motions to dis miss the which is also being considered The decision is expected in the next two Lawmen confiscate cocaine HOUSTON AP More than pounds of cocaine valued at million was confiscated from a tractortrailer rig during a raid on a warehouse authorities Five men were arrested during the joint operation by the 1 louston Police Departments narcotics division and agents with the Drug Enforce ment Administration and ilie said Marc a DBA The registered with Coast to Coast of was loaded with cocaine packed in steel containers wrapped by bags from a fast food Were still in the process of trying to gel it all but we feel there may be as much as 600 or Dennis Schu of the Houston Police Depart ments narcotics said of the Monday Youre looking at probably million worth of cocaine on the Schumann said the bust came after several months investigation by the police the FBI and the See Page 2
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