New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 28, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
State revenue forecast brighter, said Bullock
AUSTIN (AP) — Budget leaders said they were happy to receive word from State Comptroller Bob Bullock that more tax revenue will flow into state coffers, but they were not surprised.
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Local soccer players in AILS tar game Saturday
Two seniors from Smithson Valley and two from New Braunfels will compete in the inaugural high school All-Star soccer match in Corpus Christi on Saturday.
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The New Braunfels Unicorns earned a berth in the state golf tournament by placing second behind Bastrop in the Class 4A Region IV tournament in San Antonio on Thursday.
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Vol. 137, No. 120
707 Landa St.. New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 3.77-880) 512-625-9144
April 28, 1989
One Section, 16 Pages
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Early morning clouds will give way to partly cloudy afternoons
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showers and thundershowers today V-r L# and Saturday. Afternoon highs will M JI
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A pipeline proposed to carry jet
Inside: fuel from Corpus Christi to Dallas-
CLASSIFIED...........................10-16 Fort Worth International Airport will
COMICS.........................................8 cross seven rivers including the Gua-
CROSSWORD...............................3 dalupe River and San Marcos River.
DEAR ABBY.................................4 Local environmentalists oppose the
ENTERTAINMENT.........................9 Koch Pipeline.
HOROSCOPE................................8 Members of Friends for River in
RELIGIOUS FOCUS..................6,7 New Braunfels invited environmcn-
SPORTS 10 11 ta,‘sl Tom Wasscnich of San Marcos
TV LISTINGS ' 8 10 lalk a^°ul pip01*110 proposed to
WEATHER .................................2 carrY Jet *n a ^-inch pipe. Wcs-
scnich talked to the group al the New Braunfels National Bank Thursday night.
The pipeline will cross the Guada-Find some good bargains and lupe River norih of Lake McQueeney
help out local Girls Scouts at the and south of Schumansville. The San
same time Saturday during the Marcos River Foundation opposes the
Girl Scout Garage and Bake Sale pipeline crossing the San Marcos Riv-
beginning at 9 a.m. at the Girl cr near Martindale.
Scout House, 345 Howard St. “The pipeline will be crossing
There will be miscellaneous items, seven rivers on its way north, which
clothes, toys and lots of home- greatly concerns Tom and others,”
made baked goods for sale. Pro- said Friends for Rivers President Dec
coeds will benefit the New Braun- Buck.
fcls Neighborhood Girl Scouts and If there were a leak in the pipeline
individual troops’ projects such as and ‘‘if it went unnoticed for a period
Girl Scout House renovation, troop of time, it could have a negative
improvement and community pro- effect” on the rivers, Buck said,
jects and Girl Scout camps.... Friends for Rivers is a volunteer
non-profit organization concerned If you’re looking for some fun with the conservation and prcserva-
in the sun, Saturday and Sunday tion of the Comal and Guadalupe riv-
are the days for the annual ers. They meet the last Thursday of
Springfest sponsored by the Comal the month at 7 p.m. at the NBNB. For
County Fair Association at the more information, call Buck at
county fairgrounds on Common 629-6583.
Street. From IO a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Springfest will offer arts and crafts booths, commercial booths, a carnival, horse racing at 2 p.m., horseshoe pitching, and a food mall and special live entertainment in the Comal Corral.
Rain or shine. Clay Blaker will be the entertainment at a dance Saturday night at 9 p.m. Sunday’s fun is from IO a.m. to 6 p.m. and Grucne Crossing with Johnnie Pfcil will entertain Sunday afternoon. Admission to the grounds if free...
Four injured in head-on wreck
It’s Springfest time in New Braunfels and that means it’s carnival time, too. George Ange of Rochester, N Y., has been a carny for 32 years and is with the Mid-America Shows at the Comal County Fairgrounds through Sunday. Mid-Amrica starts its season in February in Houston and works its way to Nebraska. Springfest is sponsored by the Comal County Fair Association Saturday and Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. both days and features arts, crafts, horseshoes, music and more. For more information, see Page 9. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
Two vehicles hitting head-on early today on FM 306 injured four out-of-town residents, including a Houston man who was thrown from his vehicle, said New Braunfels police.
“It was a bad one,” said New Braunfels Police Department spokesman Martin Mayer. Two victims were treated and released and two are in stable condition at McKenna Memorial Hospital in New Braunfels.
Carl Robert Scott, 29, a construe-
Pawn tickets lead to arrest
An unemployed New Braunfels man, possibly linked to a rash of lawn equipment burglaries, remains in the Comal County jail today on burglary charges.
Keith Moore, 31, of the 300 block of Lockencr Avenue, was arrested Monday by New Braunfels police and charged with burglary of a nonhabitation. Moore’s bond had not been set at prcsstimc.
“I got together with some of die guys from Seguin PD and we were looking over the pawn tickets and his name popped up with some of the equipment over there,” said detective Mario Guerrero of the New Braunfels Police Department.
He is charged with stealing tools and “stuff like in storage sheds,”
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lion worker from Houston, was thrown about 25 yards from his 1982 Ford pickup when his vehicle collided with a 1986 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Loy D. Bleakney of Walker, La.
The accident occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m., less than one mile north of Bretzke Lane.
Bleakney and Scott remain in stable condition at McKenna.
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Man leads cops on short chase
A New Braunfels man was arrested Thursday night and charged with possession of a controlled substance after leading police on a short chase down U.S. 81, police said.
Ray Soma, 37, 5043 Lalin Road, was arrested and charged with possessing almost an ounce of mcthamphctamines, said New Braunfels Police Department spokesman Martin Mayer.
Serna was arrested “after a brief chase where he lost control of his vehicle,” Mayer said.
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After ll years, NASA resumes interplanetary flight
If you want to get out of the sun, the second annual New Braunfels Model Railroad Jamboree is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Civic Center.
Admission is $2.50 for adults a»’d $1 for persons under 18. Children under 5 arc admitted free. The Jamboree offers new and used model trains to trade, buy or sell. Dealers and hobbyists will be on hand to talk shop and appraise whatever layout you may have.
The renovated Depot on West San Antonio Street will be open all day for lours and a look at some local railroad layouts and Elks Lodge (across the street from the Civic Center) will feature layouts from cities throughout the state.
Several drawings will be held during the day, offering a ride on The Texan dining train, a train layout, and railroad sculpture. The Jamboree is sponsored by New Braunfels Historic Railroad and Modelers Society. For more information, call Bryan Weidner at 523-4425; Kermit Baese,
625-2656; or Felix Roque at 625-2582....
In a recent photo of the New Braunfels High School Student Council, the name of a council officer not pictured was inadvertently omitted. Senior Joe Sanchez is parliamentarian....
An open house has been planned for the Canyon Hydroelectric Plant May 9, announced Larry Moltz, assistant operations manager for the Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority.
Scheduled tours of the hydroelectric plant at Canyon Lake will be available from 9 a.m. lo 3 p.m. for students in the Comal
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space shuttle Atlantis was readied today for launch, carrying a robot craft toward a voyage to Venus, the cloud-shrouded planet that has been an abiding mystery to scientists.
Lcnnard Fisk, NASA’s chief scientist, said the launch of the explorer craft Magellan will mark “a resurgence of America’s planetary program.”
The last American probe sent to deep space was dispatched in 1978.
Atlantis was scheduled to lift off at 2:24 p.m. EDT with five astronauts aboard, heading to
Challenger widows upset over movie
HOUSTON (AP) — Several widows of crew members aboard the Challenger space shuttle say they are upset about plans by ABC to make a three-hour television movie about the accident.
Loran Onizuka, widow of Challenger astronaut Ellison Onizuka, and Jane Smith, widow of Challenger pilot Michael Smith, and their attorney have talked to George
England, executive producer and writer of the ABC drama, in an effort to get him to drop the project.
Englund, however, said the project to tell the story of the seven astronauts who died in the accident Jan. 28, 1986, will continue.
‘‘The families suffered an immeasurable
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orbit on a four-day mission 184 miles above Earth. Early this morning, Atlantis was being fueled.
Magellan is to be released from Atlantis’ cargo bay six hours after launch and sent streaking on a 15-month, 806 million-mile unmanned trip of its own.
Mission specialists Mary Cleave and Mark Lee will operate remote controls that propel Magellan from the shuttle’s cargo bay. Atlantis is commanded by David M. Walker. The other crew members are pilot Ronald Grabe and mis'-See SHUTTLE, Page 2
Tennis buff Butts awards grant Close up
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Siatl Writer
Tennis buffs should start brushing up on that back swings and loosening the “tennis elbow” because a $35,(XX) grant from HEB Foods matched with city and tennis association funds will mean new city tennis courts soon.
“HEB as a whole, statewide, likes to support community activities that have widespread appeal, that arc wholesome and healthful minded,” said Katherine Joyce, public affairs assistant at HEB in San Antonio.
The City of New Braunfels will match the grant with $23,000 cash and land for the courts. The New Braunfels Tennis Association will provide $22,(XX) cash for the project.
“We’re looking at building four lighted coitus and the costs will be about $80,(XX) as far as cash, not counting the land itself,” said New Braunfels City Manager Paul Groh-man. ‘The only requirement is it has to be called the ‘HEB Tennis Center’.”
Grohman said the First stage of the project will be to determine where the courts will be placed within the city’s park system. After a bid is selected, the actual construction of the courts should lake about 45 days, he said, adding the courts could be finished by summer’s end.
“Tennis is one of many sports that we support, we also do a lot of things with little league,” Joyce said, adding
HEB helped build tennis courts in Corpus Christi and Gatesville. “We like to be attentive to our neighbors in all these small little towns."
“These will be so much nicer,” Grohman said. “We had that chicken wire stuff instead of regular tennis fencing” at the old courts in Landa Park.
“That was one of the problems ... somebody could actually fall through the fencing onto the street and you had a huge liability there,” he said. “It was a mess.”
Joyce said Charles Butt, president of HEB, is a tennis buff.
HEB owns 155 stores in 80 Texas
Index plunges 0.7 percent in March
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s chief economic forecasting gauge plunged 0.7 percent in March, the second straight decline and the biggest drop in eight months, the Commerce Department said today.
It was the First time the Index of Leading Economic Indicators, which dropped 0.3 percent in February, had posted back-to-back declines since it fell for Five straight months from September 1987 through January 1988, the months surrounding the October stock market crash.
While many analysts feared that the nation was headed for a recession after the market collapse, the economy rebounded with vigor and the record peacetime expansion is now in
its seventh year.
Analysts said the latest negative signals from the leading index are in line with signs that the U.S. economy is losing steam and with widespread expectations that the slowdown will become more pronounced as the year progresses.
The debate among economists is whether the end result will be an outright recession or a so-called ‘‘soft landing,” in which growth slows just enough to relieve inflationary pressures without bringing a halt to the expansion.
The economy expanded at a strong 5.5 percent annual rate during the First three months of the year, but the growth in the gross national product
was a more modest 3 percent, discounting a statistical quirk reflecting the bounce back from last year’s drought.
That was down somewhat from the drought-adjusted 3.5 percent pace for the Final quarter of 1988. Monthly reports on the economy’s performance in February and March suggested a progressive weakening during the first quarter.
‘‘The underlying growth rate in the economy is much below last year and the risks of a recession certainly are higher,” said economist Sandra Chaber of the Futures Group in Washington. ‘‘To be a prudent planner, you
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Take a close-up look at a real train engine Saturday during the second annual New Braunfels Model Railroad Jamboree, which is at the Civic Center, Elks Lodge and the old Depot on West San Antonio Street from 9 a m. to 6 p.m. Along with model railroad dealers and hobbyists buying selling and trading, there are many other railroad-related activities planned. This Union Pacific engine is on display on Casted Street behind the Civic Center and will be open for the public to view. (Photo by Deryl Clark)