New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 30, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
Stolen car recovered;
one injured in wreck
Comal River...........215 cfs (same)
Water Canyon inflow.........116 cfs (up 11)
, Canyon outflow ........195 cfs (same)
Watch Edwards Aquifer ....... 623.72 (up .05)
Canyon Lake leve* .... 908.11 (down .04)
Texasironers cut road oudget requestSee Page 2A
Jfootball 1985 & Classic Reason
New Braunfels. Texas
Vol. 94-No. 172
August 30,1985 25 Cents
28 Pages-2 SectionsPolice Relations Commitee member resigns
By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer
Guadalupe County Sheriffs Department recovered a car stolen in New Braunfels only 2ls hours after it was Mussed
Bandi Smith Bond, a guest at the Quality Inn, found her room burglarized at ll 45 p.m. Thursday, the New Braunfels Police report said
Besides $200 worth of valuables, the burglar had also stolen her ear keys and made off with the black 1965 Pontiac, according to tile report.
Then at about 2:10 a.rn. today, the car was seen by Guadalupe County Sheriffs Department parked at Zipp lane and FM 725.
it was a suspicious looking
vehicle,” a Guadalupe County Sheriffs Department spokespei son said * The windows were left down,
the car wasn’t locked and there were no keys in it. So we checked out and it turned out to be stolen.”
Woman injured in two-car accident
A 20-y ear-old San Antonio w oman was sent to the hospital with a deep laceration in her lip after a two-car accident on Interstate 35 near FM 306 about 12 30a.iii today.
Becky Buchhorn of San Antonio was taken to McKenna Memorial
See STOLEN. Page 12A
Comal County forecast calls for partly cloudy and continued hot through the Ijibor Day weekend. Highs today and Saturday will be in the low to mid 90s, with a low tonight in the low 70s. This morning’s low was 66.
Telethon kick off
The Muscular Dystrophy Telethon will kick off tonight with a street dance beginning the weekend’s fund-raising activities. See Page IB
By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer
A member of the committee studying accusations of wrong-doing
By DEBBIE DeLOACM Staff writer
Mayor Barbara Tteken was grinning from ear-lo-ear Thursday when she labeled the approved changes to the New Braunfels Utilities pro-rata policy a positive move in the right direction ”
At Thursday's board meeting.
I utilities trustees adopted the changes, which were recentl) recommended by a committee of Bemerd Boa met. S D David Jr . Kirk Riedel, Bud) Seidel, and j Trustee Al Kusko The changes will become effective in 60 days, but the pro-rate policy has been in effect since 1976
“Pro-rata is the payment by J any potential custom***- requiring water or sewer service,” Bob | Solui. utilities manager, said “It s developed on a cost-per--acre J ! basis of major service mains j i throughout New Braunfels, and I represents the pr oration if actual cost per acre equalized by the type of structure 'being con- j fleeted*."
Pro-rata has been on Hie tip of ! Tieken's tongue for months Capital recovery or central facility costs another one of lier > favorite subjects were not ' included in this batch of pro-rata I changes, but Sohn said he should j have numbers for the board to * look at on that by November
Central facilities include water | storage tanks and wastewater treatment plants
See I' I 11 1 I (KS. Page 12A
Big weekend expected here
OfRVI CLAP* Mf R At O ZI IT UNL
Pouring it on
Steve Deis of Bartlett Cocke Jr Construction NBU officials said that 285 yards of concrete
Company pours the first load of concrete for were poured and added that the construction
the New Braunfels Utility building expansion project is a day ahead of schedule
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
The summer of 1985 should end on a Sunray this I^bor Day weekend, but don't think it will go unnoticed There will be plenty of people here to watch.
Hotels already report full houses Saturday and Sunday, with only a few openings left for tonight Walk-in crowds are expected to keep Guadalupe Biver outfitters busy over the three-day holiday, and more than 100,000 visitors are predicted to invade Canyon Lake parks
“It’s the last big hobday. the end of summer, and we'll definitely feel the pressure,” Beservoir Manager Philip Parsley said. “The people
have started to arrive, and we’re getting numerous phone calls. Everyone asks about the water, and others want to know the answers to the when-, where- and what* questions about camping.”
Parsley estimated a big Canyon I^ke crowd this weekend. “On a good three-day holiday, we usually run between 120-150.000 There’s no reason to expect any different this time around,” he added.
Betty Walls with Texas Canoe Trails said Guadalupe River outfitters she has talked to really don’t know what to expect Most of us have adequate reservations, but we’re not
See WE EKEND, Page 12A
White: Private prisons an option
AUSTIN (API — Privately built prisons are one option to consider as the state copes with overcrowding problems. Gov. Mark White says.
* The important thing is that it would provide the capacity. We need new capaeitj. We have a growing prison population,” White told his weekly news conference Thursday.
There will be many alternatives discussed over the next several weeks about how we can best < house all the prisoners!. I am hopeful there will be innovative approaches,” he said.
Phil Guthrie, spokesman for the Texas Department of Corrections, said the latest inmate potation totals 37,877. That is near the 95 percent occupancy limit, when some prisoners earn extra good lim” to speed up their release until the population gets back below 38,127.
White said additional prison cells must be built to accommodate the new prisoners being confined in TDC. He criticized the failure of past TDC boards to get that done
See PRISONS, 12A
The New Braunfels Jaycees are sponsoring the Labor Day Save-a-Life rest stop from 6 p.m. Friday until 6 p.m. Monday on Interstate 35 between Selma and New Braunfels. The Jaycees will serve coffee, cold drinks and pastries Pictured, from left,
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Jaycees Larry Estrada, Rusty Miller, manager of Kroger's, Lee Rodriguez, Jimmy Geog and Scott Morrison, load up supplies for the weekend venture
by the New Braunfels Police Department resigned Thursday night, citing “irresolvable personal differences” with another committee
The Police-Community Relations Study Committee met rn closed session Thursday night to discuss
preliminary findings of its subcommittees Ed Bateman, one of the two members appointed by New Braunfels City Council, left the
meeting before it was over.
“In a nutshell, I think it s an irresolvable personal difference between me and the committee chairman 'Harry Preston)," said Bateman this morning.
“It seemed to me, earlier on. that there were some preconceptions that the director thinks were completely objective,” Bateman said. “Over the months I participated and saw a lot of hard work. And. I saw that work get lost in the chairman s preconclusions and biases.”
Bateman said the committee was
making progress. “It seemed to be getting somewhere,” he said. “We were really doing some good digging.”
At the committee’s first meeting, Bateman questioned Preston’s statement that there are abuses in the department “There are abuses — not only with minorities, but with others; not only here, but
every where else,” Preston had said “Obviously, if there’s some amount of smoke, there’s got to be some
See RESIGNATION, Page 12A