Thursday, December 21, 1989

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 21, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas More politicians junip into races A wealthy Houston businessman who isnt afraid of spending own cash to campaign jumped into the Land Commissioner race and former congress man Boti Krucger expects to file as a Democratic can didate for the state Railroad Commission in See Page 3 Up With People cast seeks host families On approximately 100 New Braunfcls resi dents will become new parents and dont even have to go to the its not the latest epi sode of the Twilight its Up With New Braunfels 410 M009 SOWEST MICROPUBLISHING 2627 E YANDELL DR EL TX 79903 Canyon SVprove too tough in 2nd half Both Smithson Valley and Canyon won their non district boys basketball games on The Rangers overcame an 11 point halftime deficit to beat Somerset while Canyon won despite trailing Edgew ood by seven at See Page 9 29 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS Zeituno 3S 377880 5126259144 Thursday December 1989 25 Cents One 12 Pages City bracing for cold With temperatures expected to drop to the teens tonight and remain there area residents arc warned to take Using common sense is impor said Carlos health authority for Comal He said it is especially important for persons older than age 65 and younger than age 1 to stay indoors during the bitter Oilier groups he said should take special precautions include with heart or chronic lung conditions and those with Its important to eat well and stay For those who must venture out during the Campos said it is important to wear a hat or some type of head covering and to protect the ears and fingertips because of the threat of While residents are making prepa rations for the cold staff members at the local utilities arc also getting New Braunfcls Utilities department heads gathered for a staff meeting this morning to prepare for any emergen cy situation that may During extra cold we need to protect some of our said NBU General Manager Bob adding that NBU is making sure crews will be on hand in case of any Were going to be available to help people wherever we Sohn said residents should be aware that the cold weather often is more dangerous than it A little bit of a little bit of can save a lot of he People should be aware that pipes freeze very If a pipe the water supply See Page 2 Arcticfront punches South By JOHN DONNELLY Associated Press Writer The arrival of winter today brought another punishing punch of arctic dropping temperatures to well below zero from the Wyoming to and sending shivers to the Deep But forecasters said the polar winds may stop by Winter officially began at EST but many called it I doubt well notice said Terry a street cleaner in where street crews have had to See Page 2 Winter roared into the area along with an Arctic front this This afternoons tempera tures will be in the 20s but north erly winds of 25 to 30 mph will bring windchills down to 0 The overnight low will be 14 Fridays high will be 19 degrees with an overnight low of 10 Very cold temperatures coupled with strong winds will make for dangerous conditions so take the necessary Officials discuss aquifer proposal HERES TO A WARM ANP UONPERFUL HOLIPAV By MIKE CROUCH Staff writer Texas Water Commission officials visited New Braunfels Wednesday to present its initial proposal for a settle ment of the GuadalupcBlanco River Authoritys lawsuit over the regula tion of the Edwards The proposal calls for splitting the aquifer into three regulatory districts made up of Hays and Comal counties in the Bexar County in the and Medina and Uvaldc coun ties in the Under the each district would regulate its own amount of water usage and the three regulatory districts would be under the Texas Water which would regulate any The plan met with resistance from New Braunfels and Comal County because it calls for the aquifer to be at a level where the Comal Springs would be Troops meet resistance in hunt for Noriega 4 shopping days to Christmas inside PANAMA Panama AP troops controlled major Panamanian military hasps tnHnv hut still met stiff an SANTA TV The plan by the water commission has the aquifer level at 612 feet above mean sea the Comal Springs go dry at 619 The commission based the propos als plan for water distribution to the three districts on the highest level of pumping from the aquifer and the lowest historical level of the under ground water Each according to the would receive water according to the coun ties history of aquifer water In my the plan was made with New Comal County and Hays County getting the short end of the said Bob general manager of New Braunfcls I feel that the plan falls short for what the answer Craig Comal Countys chairman of the iidwards Undcr See Page 2 Williams calls for reduction in budget Clayton Republican can didate for said the only way for Texas to truly get back on its feet again is to cut the expanding state Williams spoke to a group at Schwamkrugs Slcakhousc at noon Wednesday and stated his plan to restructure the stale Williams said the budget has grown billion to billion during the past two Even in cowboy thai is a 23pcrccnt Williams Williams said he would begin the budget reduction by first state hiring and cutting state operating expenses by 7 He said he will not cut Williams said he would sell 10 percent of the state automobiles and 61 He said the cuts would add up to Williams would nor be happy with those cuts ClaytonWilliams discussed his plans for the Republican nomination for governor during a gathering Photo by Desrrpnd Bostick See page 2 Health officials expand warning on Hepatitis A The Hepatitis Strain A warning issued by Comal Inde pendent School District and Comal County Health Depart ment has been expanded to include all students at Good win County Nurse Shcl McWilliams said that all children who attended the Christmas parties Friday at the school were exposed to the contagious We need to nip it in the bud before it McWil liams A parent volunteer who assisted with the Friday Christ mas parties at Goodwin Primary was diagnosed with Hepatitis Strain A on She helped prepare and serve food to students at the Friday panics where she iced McWilliams said thai children who attend New Braun fcls Child Development Center also have been exposed to the See Page 2 bases today but still met stiff resistance as they hunted for the elusive Manuel1 Antonio who vowed over the radio to win or The generals loyalists apparently still held at least a dozen Americans There was sporadic gunfire through the where armed thugs one day after the attack in which at least 18 Americans Heavy fighting raged in the middleclass sub urb of San Miguelito just before marked by machinegun grenade explosions and light artillery aircraft and helicopters flew overhead and drew ground By daybreak the fighting had and army troops patrolled the streets as many Panamanians began looting shops once Shortly before midnight a day of terror ended for 29 Americans and other foreig ners at the Marriott hotel when about 90 para troopers from the 82nd Airborne Division secured the building after Armed Panamanians had raided the hotel per iodically and abducted eventually free ing all but the hotels manager and a CBS news In the Smithsonian Institution said 11 scientists and technicians were missing from a research institute and believed taken officials in Washington conceded Wed nesday night the offensive anything but over as Panamanian troops who lied vanquished garrisons regrouped and joined Dignity Batta the civilian militias formed by Noriega surfaced with an ominous See Page 2 New Braunfels Christian 734 Loop will have a Candr lelight Service Sunday at 6 The public is The Church is one mile west of Interstate 35 on the This Texas Shriners and several other sponsors are combin ing efforts to aid children who are crippled or burned through the Cans for Kids The aluminum beverage can recycling program is designed to help the Hospital for Crippled Children in Houston and the Shriners Burn Institute in Galves which treat burned and Crippled children free of All the money raised during the1 program will be to the two To fine the nearest parr ticipating recycling or for further call The 15 youth st the Valley Vyiew Childrens Home will be dressing and 111 the filings this Christmas Soe 2 Community opens up to annual Cheer Fund The groceries will soon be arriv ing to fill Christmas baskets for the eighth annual New Braunfels lleraldZeitung Cheer Although baskets be deliv ered by volunteers the fund will continue to accept dona tions to pay for the goodies and to start a beginning balance for next years The funds goal is to raise con tributions to fijl baskets with Christmas dinner for 200 area fam ilies the Community Sejyiqe Any monies not useft Ms year will be used lo start nejjt yealrs The administrative costs are paicj by the newspaper and volun teers including members of the New Braunfels Firefighters Assp Volunteer Fire Pepartment as well as news paper staff the labor to package deliver the Christmas baskets each Each year since the news paper has sponsorefl the drive to provide a Christmas dinner to the less fortunate in the area who might not otherwise enjoy a holi day Thai first the drive netted and spent to provide baskets to 60 The drive has grown and now baskets to 200 families in the This a goal of at least has set to buy the goodies to fill those All of the taxdeductible contrU buttons are used to purchase the food items contained oh the Cheer Fund shopping The admini strative and distribution costs arc provided by the HeraMZeitung and community In the contributions have exceeded the goal aiici provided a beginning balance to start the drive each This a balance of kicked off the annual The tlercildZeitHng will publish the names of contributors to the Cheer Fund each Donations See Page Police arrest suspects in weekend car thefts There was a mild outbreak of car theft fever last weekend as three vehi cles were reported Two of the three were later recovered and New Braunfels police arrested three Police reports indicate Charles Kevin Santo of 764 Union and Kenneth Ray 746 were arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and allegedly stole a red twodoor from Milt Ferguson They were dis covered while involved in an accident while driving the car in the vicinity of Linde Avenue in New The two abandoned the car and fled on foot to a field between Linde and Interstate Witnesses at the accident scene told police in what direction the two had fled and the police made the On Salvador of 910 San Amonio was charged with unauthorized use of a motor Hernandez was seen in a 1983 Ford pickup truck at the PitStop conveni ence store at the intersection of Inter state 35 and Texas 46 by Her nandez abandoned the truck and ran to the Kmart parking Police fol lowed him into the lot and made the On police officer Michael Rutherford discovered a sto len vehicle when he witnessed a car driving the wrong way on a oneway The vehicle was traveling east on Wallace Street when spotted by The car ran into a tele phone and the two people inside escaped on The car was regis tered to a resident of San Martin spokesman for the New Braunfels Police said that it is not unusual to have three or four cars stolen during a There are some weeks when we See Page 2