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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 9, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Page 2 Her ald-Ze/fung, New Braunfels, Texas Tuesday, April 9, 1991 Weather Water Comal River.................... Canyon Lake inflow...... Canyon Lake outflow.... Canyon Lake level......... Edwards Aquifer............ Watch 282 cfs (down 26) ........................288    (up    6) .................322 (down 22) ................907.00 (up .39) ................624.95 (up .05) Texas area forecasts SOUTH TEXAS - Partly cloudy to cloudy tonight with widely scattered showers and thunderstorms south and east. Mostly cloudy Wednesday with widely scattered rain or showers mainly south and west to partly cloudy east. Lows tonight in the upper 40s Hill Country to the 60s south. Highs Wednesday mainly in the 70s to near 80. NORTH TEXAS - Increasing cloudiness tonight. Lows 47 north to 60 southeast. Goudy Wednesday with a slight chance of rain and isolated thunderstorms. Highs 73 to 77. WEST TEXAS - Increasing cloudiness late tonight far west and Big Bend with widely scattered showers developing, fair elsewhere. Partly to mostly cloudy Wednesday with scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly Permian Basin and Concho Valley. Lows tonight mostly 40s. Highs Wed nesday mostly 70s with mid 80s Big Bend lowlands. The state More rain is in store for South Texas where weekend rains triggered flooding that caused millions of dollars in damage in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Most of the rest of the state will get showers and thunderstorms tonight and Wednesday. Forecasts are calling for showers and thunderstorms over southern and eastern portions of South Texas tonight and for southern and western sections of South Texas on Wednesday. Elsewhere, showers and thunderstorms are forecast for extreme West Texas and the Big Bend area tonight and for the Permian Basin and Concho Valley of West Texas on Wednesday. Lows tonight will be in the 40s in West Texas, in the 40s and 50s in North Texas and in the 40s in the Hill Country and in the 50s and 60s elsewhere in South Texas. Rally. Continued from Pag* 1 from gaining permits to store and bum hazardous waste at the Balcones Cement Plant. The Armbristcr amendment could exempt Lafarge-Systech from the legislation since they filed for permits in the late 1980s. “There has been an overreaction on the amendment," said Mike Sizemore, spokesman for Armbrister. “There is no guarantee that these companies who are in the permitting process will get their permits. “We’re just trying to make sure that we play fair." Sen. Armbrister felt that it would be unfair to change the “ballgame" after some companies had already spent significant time, money and energy on the permitting process, he said. But, SAFE resident David Wallace called the amendment, "bad Texas politics." “No back room deals are going to be done anymore around here,” he said as he led the group of citizens through the Capitol delivering signs and letters to the offices of Ll. Gov. Bob Bullock, Sen. Armbrister and Sen. Bill Sims, who represents a portion of Comal County and voted for the amendment. Members of SAFE accused lobbiest and lawmakers with conspiring to force the amendment. “Their charge is flat out wrong,” said Reggie Bashur, Systcch’s assistant to the president for legislative affairs. “It’s unfortunate that members of SAFE have to engage in that type of wild accusation. It’s absolutely, totally, IOO percent untrue. “We were totally unaware of the amendment," he said. "We’re in favor of strong regulation. We are opposed to arbitrary prohibitions." Voting for the amendment were, Sen. Bill Sims, D-San Angelo; Sen. J.E. “Buster" Brown, R-Lake Jackson; Eddie Lucio, D-Brownsville; Bill Ratliff, R-Mt. Pleasant; and David Sibley, R-Waco. Voting against the amendment was Carriker and Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo. Assistants for Sims said he was attending a funeral in San Angelo and immediately unavailable for comment. The bill is expected to be presented on the Senate floor late today or later in the week. “The important thing is to try to pass the motion to table the committee amendment," said Sen. Zaffirini. “What we need is 16 votes to table the amendment... The fight will be on the floor." Births McKenna Memorial Hospital Cynthia A. Garza and Joseph L. Lara; New Braunfels; 6-pound 13-ounce girl; April 3 Carol Sudham, Rt. 2 Box 821A-4, New Braunfels; 8-pound I -ounce girl; April 4 Eddie and Maggie Mossier, 182 Paloma, New Braunfels; 7-pound 12-ounce girl; April 6 Olga and Ruben Quintanilla; 614 Bavarian Drive #805, New Braunfels; 6-pound 7-ounce boy; April 6 Mario and Norma Saldana; 2800 Wmdgate Drive #7, New Braunfels; 7-pound 10-ounce girl, April 6 Mr. and Mrs. Joe Martinez; 2278 W. Bridge St., New Braunfels; April 5 Steve and Cheri Palmer; 1346 Timberon Drive, New Braunfels; 8-pound 8-ounce boy. April 4 Out of town Stephanie and Darrel Qucsada of New Braunfels; 6-pound 12-ounce girl; bom April 7 at Village Oaks Hospital in San Antonio; grandparents are Mike and Faye Ivy of New Braunfels and Daniel and Dee Quesada of Schertz. Obituaries Joe C. Wilson Funeral services for retired Sgt. 1st Class Joe C. Wilson of Canyon Lake were to be ai 2 p.m today at Doep-penschmidt Funeral Home at Canyon Lake with the Rev. Don Ofsdahl officiating Burial was to follow at Cranes Mill Cemetery at Canyon Lake. Mr. Wilson. 64. died April 6. 1991, at McKenna Memorial Hospital. He was bom Aug. 23, 1926, rn Marion County, Mississippi, to Clifton and Minnie Mac (nee Holmes) Wilson. He married the former June Wilson Aug. 28, 1945, in Monticello, Miss. Mr Wilson, a 16-ycar resident of Comal County, was a retired businessman. He once owned the Roadhouse at Canyon Lake. His 22 years in the U.S. Army included service during World War ll and the Korean Conflict. He held memberships in Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8800 in Stanzville and Disabled American Veterans Post in Seguin. Survivors indued his wife, June Wilson of Canyon Lake; a daughter, Sunja Bender of Houston, six sons, Michael Joe Wilson of Canyon Lake. Greg Wilson of San Antonio, Ron Wilson of Canyon Lake, Erie Wilson of San Antonio, Mark Kevin Wilson of Canyon Lake and Keith Grady Wilson of Canyon Lake; one sister, Dot Herring of Monticello, Miss.; and 12 grandchildren. The family requests that memorials be directed to the American Heart Association, Comal County Division, P.O. Box 843, New Braunfels, Texas 78131. Leonard Etter Jr. Funeral services for Leonard Etter Jr., 46, of Converse are pending with Colonial Funeral Home in Universal City. Powder puff game serves as benefit By JANINE GREEN Managing Editor Where do Canyon High School coeds go when classes are over? Whilg many head for hamburger stands, shopping centers or afterschool jobs, some are hitting the practice field. “A group of Canyon High girls is in practice for their powder-puff football game,” said Jams Durham, a Project Graduation Committee member. The game, set for 5:30 pjn. April 15, serves as a fund-raiser for Project Graduation, a five-year-old program providing substance-free graduation parties for each high school in Comal County. “The game will pit juniors against seniors," Durham said. Admission will be $1 per person, with all proceeds directed to Project Graduation. “In addition, there will be a $25 cash drawing at half-time." Comal County’s Project Graduation is unique, said Canyon High School liaison Betty Kyle, because “parents and their senior students take the lead in organizing the parties, raising the funds and securing gifts and prizes." Businesses, civic club:, and service organizations “are contacted first by mail and then personally” for donations, which are divided on a prorated basis among the county’s three high schools: New Braunfels High School in the New Braunfels Independent School District and Canyon High School and Smithson Valley High School in the Comal Independent School District. The initial fund distribution is based on the number of seniors in each graduating class. “The individual schools also do some fund raising," Kyle said, noting not only the CHS powder-puiff football game but such diverse activities as car washes, talent shows, a style show, competitive volleyball and the sales of goods and services. “Most comes from donations," she said, “and those can be designated to a particular school. “One real plus is that every student attending receives a gift of some kind" and contests held during the parties are used to award a wide range of prizes. "Attendance has really grown," she said, noting that 75 or 80 percent of graduating seniors in 1987 attended their school’s party. “Last year, Canyon had 90 percent attendance. And most of those not attending were ai family gatherings with out-of-town guests they didn’t want to leave for the whole evening.” The best thing about Project Graduation, Kyle and Durham agreed, is this statistic: since 1987, there have been no drug- or alcohol-related teen-age traffic fatalities in Comal County on graduation night. Main Street team arrives for assessment The Texas Main Street Resource Team arrived in New Braunfels today to begin a three-day visit to assess and to make recommendations concerning downtown revitalization. To prepare for the visit, city staff and downtown volunteers prepared “Take-a-Minute Surveys", a parking analysis of downtown, retail information and a business and building survey. The team will meet with the city manager, city staff, the Downtown Advisory board of directors, the Downtown Association executive board of directors and the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce board of directors this afternoon. Members of the team include: Brian Larson of Larson Design Group; Dean Henigsman of DeShazo, Starek Sc Tang; Ward Bogard of Ward Bogard Sc Associates; and Dandle Baldwin of Melvin Simon Sc Associates. Harald-Zeitung Published. Sunday morning. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons by New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, 707 luanda St., or P O. Drawer 3 J1328, New Braunfels, Texas 78131 1328 Second Class postage paid by New Braunfels Herald Zeitung at New Braunfels, Texas. DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher JANINE GREEN Managing Editor cheryl Duvall business Murray or KAREN REININGER Classified Manager LONE BEASLEY Advertising Director CAROL ANN AVERY Circulation Manager GUS ELBEL Pressroom foreman Carrier delivery in Comal, Guadalupe, Hays, Blanco and Kendall counties: three months, $10 25, six rnunlhs, $17.90, one year, $32 Senior Citizens Discount (carrier delivery only): six months, $14.90; one year, $27.00 Mail delivery outside Comal County, in Texas three months, $18.00, six months, $32, one year, $60. Mail outside Texas six months, $42; one year, $70. lf you have not received your newspaper by 5:30 p.m Tuesday through Friday, or by 7:30 a rn Sunday, call 625 9144 or 658J900 by 7 p m and ll a rn., respectively. Post roaster Send address changes to P.O. Drawer 311328, New Braunfels, Texas 78131 1328. ' '-':v    ■■ Tree planting On hand at Canyon Middle School for a Comal Garden Club planting of a Fan-Tex ash tree in honor of Arbor Day and Mark Edwards, a member of the U.S. armed forces serving in Saudi Arabia, are his parents, Click and Marilyn Edwards. Joining them are CMS students and garden club representatives. (Photo by Erik Karlsson) Government details Exxon Valdez damage ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The federal government said in its first comprehensive report on the damage from the Exxon Valdez disaster that the crude oil spilled two years ago continues to harm wildlife. The report, filed in federal court Monday, dropped the secrecy surrounding estimates of the long-term toll that were withheld because of lawsuits against Exxon Corp. and the state by governments, fishermen and native Alaskans. The 19-page report is a summary of preliminary findings- Stammtisch Continued from Pag* I will discuss contemporary Hispanic issues. Dutch-treat dinner at 7 p.m. Arthritis classes A six-week arthritis self-help course begins at 6:30 p.m. today at Kirkwood Manor, 2590 Loop 337. Classes meet once a week through May 14 and will help arthritis sufferers learn to manage their disease. Fee is $15 but some scholarships are available. The class is sponsored by McKenna Memorial Hospital and the South Central Texas Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. Interested persons should call 1-800/284-2438. Candidate forum A “Meet the Candidate Night” scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at Bracken Fire Station in Garden Ridge will include Garden Ridge City Council candidates and Comal Independent School District candidates. The event is nonpartisan but is sponsored by the Garden Ridge Arca Republican Women’s Club. For more information, call Calva Rich at 512/651-9328. School yard sale The Goodwin-Frazier PTO is planning a yard sale at IO a.m. Saturday at the Frazier School parking lot, 1441 U.S. Highway 81 East. Proceeds of the sale will go to both schools. Refreshments and a bake sale also will be available. Driving classes Senior Citizen Center will host an AARP “55 Alive” defensive driving class April 24 and 25 from 1-5 p.m. at the center, 142 Comal Ave. Call 629-1161 to make reservations. Alzheimer’s group The Comal County Alzheimer’s support group will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Pavilion 5 in Landa Park. The group is for Alzheimer’s patients and their families. For more information call Judy Turner at 625-2068. oeppenschmidti FUNERAL HOME Michele Kelly 2 Years Thomas Cornelison IO Years 189 N. Seguin >5 New Braunfels, TX 78130 Clyde W. Boothe 19 Years FM 2673 Sattler, TX 78133 ;

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