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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 20, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas PaQ®2A    Herald-Ze/funy    New    Braunfels    Texas    Sunday, December 20. 1987 Weather    Checking    the    load Water Watch Canyon Lake inflow.....................288    cfs (up 18) Canyon Lake outflow....................74    cfs (up 71)* Canyon Lake level.903.52 (up .12) *At the request of the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority the dam gates are closed and GORA has begun pumping water over the dam through its newly constructed pipeline Those pumps were damaged during strong winds Monday night GBRA officials are working to repair the damage and return the outflow to its previous level The U S Corps of Engineers office at Canyon Dam is an official collection point for recyclable aluminum cans donated to help save the Battleship Texas a veteran of two World Wars that is now rusting away in dock Take beverage cans to the corps office between 8 a rn and 4 30 p rn Monday through Friday For more information, call I 800 64 TEXASForecasts SOI TH TEXAS Cooler north Saturday night Lows Saturday night low 4os north to mid 60s south Becoming partly cloudy Sunday with scattered showers south Highs Sunday near 60 north to upper 70s south NORTH TEXAS Saturday night partly cloudy west and turning colder extreme northwest Rain and thunderstorms central and east with a few possibly severe east Precipitation ending from west to east during the night with partial clearing Cloudy west Sunday and partly cloudy east Colder west and central Lows Saturday night 34 northwest to 32 southeast Highs Sunday 45 nor thwest to 68 southeast WEST TEXAS Fair Saturday night, but colder in the Panhandle late Saturday night Partly cloudy and cooler Sunday with widely scattered showers South Plains and Far West and a chance of light snow in the Panhandle Lows Saturday night mid 20s Panhandle and mountains, otherwise 30s Highs Sunday mid 30s Panhandle w ith 4i*s to lower Sos elsewhere ex copt to mid Tits along the Big Bend of the Rio Grande Extended Forecasts Monday—Wednesday SOUTH TEXAS Chance of rain central and southeast Monday Decreasing cloudiness a little cooler Monday becoming partly cloudy Tuesday through Wednesday a little w armer Lows Monday in the low to mid 4os to the mid 50s south and coastal sections Highs in the 60s Lows Tuesday and Wednesday in mid and upper 4os to the low bos south and coastal sections Highs in the mid and up per bos to low and mid 7ns south except upper 60s along the upper coast NORTH TEXAS Partly cloudy with no precipitation expected. Cool Monday and Tuesday. a little warmer Wednesday Lows in the 30s Highs Monday and Tuesday in the 50s Highs Wednesday in the upper 50s to mid bos WEST TEXAS Fair Monday and Tuesday Partly cloudy north and continued fair south Wednesday Warmer east of mountains Monday and Tuesday Cooler north Wednesday Panhandle, highs mid 40s to mid Sos Lows in the 2os South Plains, highs in the 50s. Lows in the 20s Permian Basin highs mid 50s to mid bos Low s mid 20s to lower ibis Concho \ alley highs mid 5os to lower Bits Low s in the 30s Far West highs in the Sos Lows mid 2os to near Jo Big Bend, highs in the Sos mourn tains to the bos valleys Lows in the 2os mountains to the 3os lowlandsTexas A combination of four weather patterns brought cloud cover to the entire state Saturday morn mg An area of low pressure was centered just south of Midland \ warm front extended east from the low pressure center across South Texas to Houston \n upper level storm tracking east was located over the four corners area and high pressure covered the Gulf As a result the entire state wav covered by clouds Areas of rain drizzle and isolated thunderstorms along with patches of fog dotted the state Visibility in areas with fog wav generally around a halt a mile Temperatures north of the iron tai tioundary ranged from the to* in the Panhandle and the t<>> across the south Plains and Far I West to the 50s in Central Texas IE4 Jesse Medrano of the National Guard rough weather Saturday morning the baskets checks out one of the trailers carrying all the containing holiday feasts were delivered bv goodies delivered Satur Herald-Zeitung s annual CheerEconomy_ Continued from Paqe IA untimely employment terminations and conditions of the state and local economy , Seaton said the local TEC branch is providing employ ment for about iou persons monthly It depends Construction has pick ed up in the month of December which is an unusual trend ” he said A new retail center at West Point Pepperell and a Wal Mart distribu Hon center are expected to open next year but the two companies will not be ready to hire permanent employees tor several months * We try to put as many to work as we can ” said Seaton We try to get employers to notify us of any job openings they have so we can put people to work In October it 459 civilian workers out of an estimated field of 24 914 were employed making tor an unemploy ment rate of 5 8 percent That compares to I ktober 1986 when 22.568 workers out of 24 031 were employed for an unemployment rati* of 6 I percent I nemployment rates statewide day in the volunteers to Fund Despite Deryi Clark! dropped from 8 9 percent in October N8h to 7 4 percent this (ktober Seaton pointed out that December employment rates generally improve because of temporary employment in retail centers during the holiday s The employment counselor .tiso noted a changing trend where more persons laid off are coming from the ranks of upper management rather than bluecollar or skilled lauders That is a trend not only in San An tonio but also in New Braunfels Seaton said Its all interelated to the oil industry it has to he New Braunfels Chamber ut Com merce s Director of Community \t fairs liene Neely said whil* the economic picture for both New Braunfels and the state is looking up We re not out of th** wood- Positive things are ahead of us but ttwre > still a soft spot Neely said he wa- hoj>etu thus* recently laid off will all be back working as quickly as possible They ll employ a lot of people in town Hopefully some that are not employed now can fill those spots Neely said of the -aion lo oj»er * enters families m the area (Photo by locally Our crystal ball is looking a little brighter It s economic hard ships not isolated in New Braunfels It s all over the state and nation l h* downturn didnt happen overnight and recovery won t happen over night " Those laid off from work due lo business closings will not have pro blems receiving unemployment benefits Seaton said Such t* n» tit -arrive atx>ul three w***ks after .q Angry_ Continued Irow Paqe ' A to us** the baby to get at her lawal police said thai while the'* understand the family - cornein their hands are tied Uh aus* th* situation is a civil matter He the father has just .is nun f right to the child as th** mother i * s t nill the court differently there s nothing we can do atRHjt it said Officer spencer G returner H* added thai it a man and woman have a child legally they tmth have custody of that child The policeTrack Continued from Page IA bast'd 1975 information when a similar bill w as considered, the track would have to be big enough to ac comodato all lengths of races with a much larger oval than that at Out chman Ikiwns Brown said in 1975 he suggested more land be purchased to enlarge the track Brown added he tried to in Itiate special taxes for construction of a track complex "It we had a track complex here now we could t>e the playground of San Antonio said Brown He also suggest tnt that such action could be taken now if someone would l<»>k to the future and take initiative Brown said the chances of enlarg Ing the current track are gone VS uh moving th** stands condemning land and putting in fill near the river you re looking at quite a bit of money Home- and parking now <k cupy th** space surrounding th** track Local businessman and long tim** Fair Association board mem tier Melvin Johtn said th* ira* k could I* used as a training track but the r,i tng commission will have to tie*-id* what the guidelines for size will U* Brown said an ideal place tor a Ira* k to ri\ al san Antonio would tx* at the intersection of Interstate ta and EM ux because of it- lo* ation in the middle of th** Austin San Antonio cor rider plication and commission re quireinent- art* met Like the Lowe - -ituation there -no big deal I rider Ihes** cir camstane es they won I have am pro blems he said \n employee s tienefits are deter mined through a per* «*ntag* based or earning'- for five of the previous four quarter- worked I F * I- current,v using the last two quarters of I1#* and the first two periods of 1987 tc determine benefits department ba- no authority in th** situation unless the child is m im mediate danger ti redline r -aid the mother needs lo obtain a lawyer an*! initiate legal pro ceding- to gain custody of the child In the meantime Rivera has r> wav of knowing how hrr grandchild is and whether anyone is earing !•»* the child she is a helpless baby right now lf they mistreat tier w«* ion t know I! she - hungry and thev don ? fee*! her we d**0 t know she saidDesigns in fine jewelry. Ii sr# hi 615 B Hwy. 81 VV. Kroger Shopping Center <>25 :i2o:i t oil 'Pi; ii* VZ V Im___j rf SELECTION QUALITY •SERVICE ere Your Money Goes Further Gift Wrapping ^ Winners of a Trip To & Padre Island Are: Melvin R. Johnson of New Braunfels James G. White of New Braunfels Hours Open 10*8P^M^ Sunday Z/J K ;