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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 21, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Page 2 Herald-Ze/tung New Braunfels, Texas Friday, August 21,1987 Weather Mattox: More needed to reduce prison crowds Water Watch Comal River.....................407    cfs (same) Canyon Lake inflow............935    cfs    (down    38) Canyon Lake outflow..........818 cfs (down 139) Canyon Lake level............910.68*    (down .08) Edwards Aquifer..............628.10    (down .04) Forecast SOUTH TEXAS: Fair to partly cloudy most sections through Saturday Highs in the mid to upper 90’s except IOO to 102 along the lower Rio Grande Lows from the upper 00's Hill Country to near ho along the coast. NORTH TEXAS: Mostly clear with hot days and warm ai night through Saturday. Highs 98 to IOT Lows 72 to 77 WEST TEXAS: Mostly sunny days and clear nights through Saturday except partly cloudy far West with widely scattered mainly nightime thunderstorms No significant change in temperatures Highs Saturday 90 s except upper 80 s mountains and near 102 extreme south Lows tonight 60 s except lower 70 s southeast and mid 70’s extreme south Extended Forecast Sunday-Tuesday SOUTH TEXAS Fair to partly cloudy through Tuesday. A slight chance of mainly daytime thundershowers near the coast Highs in the 90s except KHI to 105 along the lower Rio Grande Lows in the 70s except near 80 along the coast NORTH TEXAS Continued fair and hot with no rain expected Daytime highs in the mid 90s to near IOO. Overnight lows in the 70s WEST TEXAS Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms far west and mostly dry most elsewhere Sunday through Tuesday with no significant change in temperatures Panhandle and South Plains, lows lower to mid 60s Highs near 90 to mid 90s Per mian Basin, lows upper 60s Highs mid 90s Far west, lows mid to up per 60s. Highs mid to lower 90s. Concho Valley, lows lower to mid 70s. Highs upper to mid 90s Big Bend country, lows near 60 mountains to lower 70s low lands Highs mid 80s mountains to around 103 along the river. Texas Weather A tropical wave brought scattered showers to the Texas Gulf coast, while the rest of the state had continued clear skies and hot temperatures. Associated with the weak tropical wave were thundershowers. mainly offshore the southern coast today extending south to Northeast Mexico, the National Weather Service said Otherwise, high pressure aloft prevailed over the greater part of Texas Clear skies were common across the state except in the deep South and far West Texas, where partly cloudy skies prevail cd Southerly w inds at 5 to lo mph breezed most of the state The Big Bend area had light and variable winds At 4 am. temperatures statewide were mostly in the 70s Extreme temperatures in the state ranged from a axil 58 degrees at Marfa in the Davis Mountains to a mild 84 degrees at Love Field and the Naval Air Sta tion in Dallas Tonight's forecast called for a chance of widely scattered main Iv nightime thunderstorms over the tar West part of the state otherwise, skies will In* generally fair tonight High temperatures will be mainly in the mid 90s to around Phi Lows generally in the 60s to the 70s will In* most com mon AUSTIN (AP) — Faced with a prolonged crowding problem in Texas prisons, Attorney General Jim Mattox's office has notified Gov. Bill Clements that state law requires him to take additional steps to reduce the inmate population Meanwhile, the attorney general's office Thursday asked U.S. District Judge William Wayne Justice of Tyler for permission to postpone by • 30 days, because of construction delays at a new facility, a plan to reduce the population at 15 of the state’s existing prisons The Texas Department Correc tions agreed in a May 1985 court settlement of a prison reform lawsuit to reduce its inmate population at existing prisons by 3,889 prisoners. The state planned to transfer the inmates into trusty camps and into the new 2.250-bed Michaels Unit in Anderson County. The work camps are completed, but a key portion of the Michael's Unit will not be finished in time to meet the court-imposed deadline, according to the motion Assistant Attorney General Scott McCown said in his filing that “Texas and TDC have diligently pursued timely completion of the necessary construction to allow full implementation of the stipulated population caps. Under these circumstances, a 30-day delay in completing this extraordinary and massive project is justified.” McCown said he did not expect the inmates’ attorneys to contest the state’s motion “It falls under the ancient doctrine of “good enough for government work ' Any state bureaucracy that finishes within 30 days of a deadline that s pretty good.” he told the Dallas Times Herald GOP debate might be held in Houston HOUSTON (AP) The first nationally televised debate of GDP presidential hopefuls will be broadcast live Oct. 28 from Houston, provided the use of a downtown auditorium can be secured, the show’s producer said Firing Line producer Warren Steibel said Thursday the show would definitely be held in Houston if the 3.600 seat George R Brown Convention Center can be obtained for the broadcast, the Houston Chronicle reported Friday Six of the seven Republican hopefuls have consented to the Oct. 28 date Vice President George Bush has said the date conflicts with his schedule, but that he would be available in late November Steibel said he wii not change the date to accomodate Bush The debate has been postponed twice before at the request of Bush and Sen Robert Dole of Kansas The Brown Convention Center is booked for the date by J J Case com pany Director Jordy 'Follett of the Houston Civic Center said he is negotiating with Case to try to fret1 the auditorium so the show can go on "I’m asking them to see if they can lease back a day to us " Tollett said “We are trying to work it out ” Tollett said another downtown facility. Jones Hall, could be Escape Continued from Page I but flipped it during a chase with Austin police officers He then stole a foreign sports car and headed south along Interstate 35 Dougherty is described as five feet nine inches tall and weighs around 150 pounds with short reddish colored hair parted down the middle He has blue eyes and a moustache and is known as “Rusty" He was last M*en barefoot wearing a short-sleeved western-stylo shirt with a light floral print and blue jeans He has tatoos on both arms bel lev ed to be lightning tuilts just below both elbows Authorities say he is a seasoned criminal .md an accomplished car thief Hays Countv law enforc ement per sonnet with the aid of Austin police conducted an air and ground search last night that ended shortly after midnight Dougherty fled the jail around 5 15 p rn Tracking dogs and a helicopter were brought in from Austin “We art' running the roads and waiting for a sighting to see how he got out of the area if he did get out said the sheriff s spokesman The escapee was tieing held in a holding room during (looking pro cedures when he was able to break through a soft spot in the ceiling lh* crawled along the opening in the suspended ceiling where he dropped down in the jail lobby and ran out the front door Persons here who have seen or think they may have seen this in dividual should c all the Comal (dun tv sheriff s office at 625 9141 or the Hays County sheriff s office at .(92 1176 GBRA Continued from Page I next year because* of the amount of profit the river authority currently is maintaining during high river flows The Public Utilities Commission w ill rev iew GBRA s energy charges dur mg the next fiscal year which begins Sept I “That rate may shift one way or the other.’ Blumbergsaid John Specht. GBRA general manager said he expects the allowed energy charge to be dropped because high river flows have produced 20 million more kilowatt hours than were anticipated The PUC reviews GBRA’s energy charge every two years The river authoritv produces energy at six existing hydroelectric plants in Guadalupe and Gonzales counties That energy is sold to the Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative The Canyon Dam hydroelectric project which will f>e the river authority’s largest power producer will prov ide energy to be sold to XBI and passed on to New Braunfels ratepayers U tilities of ficials said the plant will satisfy from about 3 to 6 percent of the power needs for local residents depending on the flow of water released through the dam GBRA and New Braunfels officials broke ground for the Canyon Dam project last week Site work began earlier this week at the base of the Police Report dam with workers surveying and staking the area The river authority s newest hydroelectric project will tx* equip ped with a computerized control system which will tx* linked to the six other GBRA plants The authority's directors Thursday approved the purchase and installation of the con trot system with a price tag of more than Si 19 million “it’s very timely that we’re doing this now,” Specht said about pur chasing the new control system “It saves the Canyon Lake project money and it saves the entire system money ” Blumberg said the* new sy stem will eliminate the* need for costly equip ment repairs The* control system in use now at GBRA s six existing plants i is the most unreliable part of unless said we run into heavy rain he Births Criminal mischief was reported Thursday in the 400 block of North Union Street A small amount of damage was reported Burglary of a coin operated machine was reported Thursday at a truck stop in the 4:(Oo block of In terstate 35 West Reported was ap proximately $10 in change Nothing was reported missing in an attempted burglary reported Wednesday in the 2(hi bloc k of Landa Street A small amount of damage was incurred as a result of the at tempted break in Theft of a bicycle was reported Wednesday evening in the 200 block of North lone Star The bike was valued at $267 Attempted burglary of a non habitation was reported overnight Tuesday in the IOO block of Landa Street Nothing was missing but damage of some $250 was reported in the incident — Burglary late Tuesday or early Wednesday of a storage shed at a residence rn the 1300 bloc k of Jackson Street was reported Taken were lawn and garden tools a rifle and other items valued at some $900 A minor one car accident oc curred Wednesday evening around 7 p rn in the 1300 block of Gardenia Street Kurt Lenhoff. 74, of New Braunfels, was not injured He had reached for some items that had fallen into the floorboard of his 1982 Dodge Aries when he veered off the roadway and into a light pole Three New Braunfels teens refused medical treatment Thursday evening following a two-car collision at South Seguin Street and Jahn Road Mark Anthony, 18 driver of a 1980 Ford Thunderbird, and a 16 year old female passenger were both cited for failure to wear safety belts Ronald Dillard. 18 driving a 1969 Ford pickup, was cited for failure to wear a safety belt and failure to con trol speed According to reports, both vehicles were northbound on Seguin Street Dillard rear-ended Anthony s vehicle as Anthony w as attempting to make a left turn onto Jahn Road Persons with information regar ding any unsolved felony crime are asked to call Crime Stoppers af 620 TIPS, day or night and speak to the officer on duty Callers remain com pletely anonymous. Crime Stoppers pays rewards of up to $1 OOO for in formation that leads to the arrest and grand iury indictment of persons committing felony crimes McKenna Memorial Hospital Mr and Mrs Murk Morrison 967 Broadway 7 pound 12-ounce boy. Aug 19 Mr and Mrs Kotx*rt Reice Dallas st Kpoundgirl Aug 19 Mr and Mr" Sander Drive girl Aug 20 Come See Your Neighbor GENE FOERSTER Sales Manager Kru«c«r Chevrolet 386 W. San Antonio St Downtown New Braunfels 625-3451 Phone Tradition . . . by definition: " The handing dew n orally of customs, beliefs,. . etc., from generation to generation" ow in the third generation of family ow nership, Zoeller Funeral I lome is tine-tuned to Zoeller family traditions. These traditions include dealing honestly and compassionately with those we serve. One of our customs is to make available funerals at costs all families can afford. And Zoeller tradition is your assurance of dignified, meaningful funeral service, even at modest cost ‘ Int Generation t f amily Ownership FUNERAL home available for the evening debate ii the convention center cannot be ob tamed A Houston Symphony student concert at the auditorium on Get 28 will be over by noon giving workers the afternoon for some heavy, fast work” to prepare it tor the debate, he said McCown also sent a letter to Clements notifying him. as required by state law , that the crowding crisis continues at Texas prisons, requiring the governor “to take additional steps to resolve that crisis “The governor needs to fix the pro blent, ” McCown said “There isnt any doubt about ii ’’ The TDC remained closed Thurs day. because its population of 38.957 prisoners exceeded court limits by 519 inmates I rider state law. the governor must award good conduct time or advance parole dates until the prison popula Hon subsides to Mow court ordered limits The governor on Aug 3 awarded 30 days of gtMui conduct time that pro mpted the immediate release of 2oo inmates and made about I vhhi more low risk prisoners eligible for parole Clements general counsel. Rider Scott said those 1.900 inmates are In* mg reviewed by the Board of Par dons and Paroles Panel the hydro system he said adding that electricians must continually make repairs on the current svstem which was installed in the late What we have now compared to to the system which will in* installed is comparable to kerosene lights com parer! to electric light it you want to look at it like that Grog Rothe GBRA s chief engineer said at«»ut $8million will tx* spent on Hie Canyon Dam project during the coming fiscal year so we ll tx* spending a lot of money in a hurry anet most of will tx* in the first ax months of 1988 I think everything will ix* done by the end of the fiscal year except installation of equipment I* he powerhouse and everything else will tx* complete Continued from Page I Gov Bill Clements has designated the State Emergency Management Commission and State Emergency Response Commission to fulfill the requirements of the law including creating arms of county government called emergency planning districts Hassold is now seeking members for the local committee that will fulfill the requirements of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Vet Hassold s committee will conduct public meetings to discuss emergen Stammtisch Continued from Page I I nite<i Methodist Church st John s Episcopal Church Cross Lutheran Church Mr and Mrs LaDale Brim mage New Braunfels Smokehouse s Ice Division Heavenly insights Braunfels Studio I lean office Supp Iv Pantera s Pizza Pizza Hut Walnut t Theaters Jim's Video New Braunfels National Hank the Herald /eitun# KGNB radio Shepherd s Shoppe Fred o N**al Ray Jones lx*\ Skat<*boarcii» Landa Park Pix>l stafl lH*de Beath Dawn < ook and Jerome Brl rn mage The Vug 14 lx*nefit raised $lui for the children s shelter The organizers of the Lagunas /ainoi a s« bolar ship fundraiser I weekend got a few kind words th week from the Texas Attorney < >ener a1 s i Mf tee M a na so wrote to ii on a job 1 bust ness tit USD I rush st 11 lo of the ' jratulate the Ii done Lh and New Br Nave /amor tate oft organ!! lUnteis ishare Obituaries Oft 11 ie Dischmqer Services are pending at Zix-lle Funeral Home for outlie Dischtnge of New Braunfels Dim tonger >* died Vug 21 at Eden Home for th Vgiil Melissa Merle Ut! cy plans garner public comments on storage of hazardous wastes and other activities Part of the federal law requires monitoring the locations and management of such hazardous materials New Braunfels General Portland cement plant will be one of. if not the largest stiller of nonradioactive hazardous materials should the com parry obtain state permits to burn such materials as fuel for its gigantic cement kiln The company s appiica Hon is in to the state water commis sion and approval of the permit is ex peeled to take up to a year tile letter with the Herald earlier this week With the economic crisis wi* are fared va it ti these days it is m> delightful t(> M*e the community of New Braunfels Hispanic leaders and movers out in large masses to support this worthwhile project ( ,i st ll lo s letter said Vs a sponsor of last year s firs! annual fundraiser arni again a spun M»r of the second annual fundraiser if is a pleasure and tumor to tx* atli** to participate in this event When the* people of this community unite for **uch a heart warming cause th* chain es of success are guaranteed tin* letter said VII tin* committee supporters and sponsors should tx* saluted for . oh well done The long hours that Naco and Christina /amora V irginia Gonzalez and Maria Helm agun.e* if **h ,.\«* contributed for lf the Laguna* Zamora i fundraiser is ev Ider ment they have mad* plants! in ttw* mind ( should grow in their i brighter and tx*tte' the M*«*d of edui allot David Bu rho/a 114 7 pound I J ounce I n Mr Vt. Mr Br, sr a rn saturday at Guadalujx-llev Memorial Park with the Rev I look I ti was (torn to Laura Vnn *e Hopkins and Dale Vian I t J later died on Aug ll at iversitv of Missouri Hospital nil vivors include parents Mr Jr the and Graveside services Merle l it of < olurnbia for Melissa Mo w ill tx* at s Dale Vian Ult of Columbia and grandparents Mr arui s Larry Hopkins of New runlets and Mr and Mrs Kale I ti of Pennsylvania ere ices ai e under tile dirts tton of •lier Funeral Home THE BEST PARTNERS Advertising In This Newspaper Helps Our Town < tea per tho ct I ii businesses that advertise in arc leaders in helping to build new spa improve your and in mum tv Such advertisers arc the best ‘•up porters cverv community.) bl5 I ANDA b2=> 2 34^ newspaper ad revenues make possible the How of inlbrmation to the public . . . these ad dollars are kept in the community as un investment in the local area. losses ol' ad revenues lo direct mail destroys the How of information to the public und, subsequently, damages the local community. (SOURCE Portland, Oregon Seminar) Prepared by Texas Newspaper Advertising Bureau (TNAB) An affiliate of the le*as Press Association Retailers/Newspapers . . . formula for success ;