New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 27, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas
Mund gets position with Sheriffs department
If former county commissioner Charles (Tart) Mund knocks on your doof, it won’t be to ask for your vote.
Mund has been hired as a civil paper server by Sheriff Walter Fellers, one of the new positions in the 1985 budget.
Mund who served two terms as county commissioner of precinct 3 lost in his bid for reelection in the Democratic Primary. His Democratic opponent, Lorenzo (Yankee) Camarillo, won the general election and will serve starting with the first 1985 commissioners court meeting Jan. 3.
Mund was first elected in 1976, replacing the retiring Fred Uecker.
Also Robert Richardson, former Department of Public Safety warrant server who recently retired, will join the sheriff’s department as a warrant server.
Sheriff Walter Fellers also promoted Kent Newman, a paper server, to supervisor of civil and warrant section.
Jailer George Gonzales’s move to investigation, reported in yesterday’s paper, was also a promotion with an increase in pay.
Charles (Tart) Mund
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New Comal ISD superintendent will stress communication
By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer
Wednesday will be Bill Brown’s first day on the job as Comal ISD superintendent.
“And my plans are to spend the first week to IO days going to each campus, and meeting each teacher That s the only way I can meet them individually — quick,’’ Brown said today from his superintendent office in Caldwell.
Meanwhile, CISD personnel have been anticipating Brown’s arrival since he was hired at the Nov. 27 board meeting. He resigned as Caldwell ISD superintendent that same night, but said he had some loose ends to tie up for that district before he could begin his duties here.
Mrs. Gay Watson, who has been interim superin
tendent since August, said today she’s ready to get back to her old job as assistant superintendent.
“I’m delighted he’s coming, and I’m even more anxious to get back to the role I chose to seek,’’ Mrs. Watson said. “As superintendent, you have to work with maintenance and operations, the board, etc. Granted, those are important areas, but instruction is where my heart is.
“Being a superintendent has never been my goal in life. If it had been, I would have accepted the job in other places or applied for the one here,’’ she added.
Dr. Edgar Willhelm, former CISD superintendent, asked to be released from his contract last July He had been with the district since April of 1982.
See CISD. Page 14
New Braunfels. Texas
Longhorns lose Freedom squeaker
Record deficit now predicted for new year
WASHINGTON (AP) The Reagan administration, which only four months ago was predicting the federal budget deficit would decline in 1985. is now bracing for the biggest deficit in the country 's history.
Just two months into the 1985 fiscal year, the deficit is already running 23 percent above last year’s pace, according to government figures released Wednesday.
The deficit in November totaled $28 46 billion, nearly matching the $28.79 billion in red ink run up in October.
If the pace of the first two months continued, the deficit for all of fiscal 1985 would top $340 billion. While no one is predicting things will be that bad, the Reagan administration is now projecting the 1985 deficit will bt* around $210 billion Compared to $175.3 billion for the 1984 fiscal year that ended Sept. 30 The revised 1985 projection is far above the previous record of $195.4 billion set in fiscal 1983 and even farther above the $166 87 billion 1985 deficit projected by the administration last August during the presidential campaign In those days. President Reagan was talking optimistically about a booming economy allowing the
country to grow its way out of the deficit morass.
What has happened since then is a
marked slowdown in economic growth. While the economy raced ahead at a rate of 8.6 percent rn the first half of the year, a summer slump sent growth down to 1.6 percent from July through September
Slower growth means lower corporate profits and fewer jobs being created. That in turn means lower tax revenues.
While growth showed signs of rebounding somewhat to a rate of 2.8 percent in the final three months of the year. Treasury Secretary' Donald Regan said recently that even with a good rebound early next year, revenues are still likely to lie $14 billion below the administration’s August estimate.
The deficit problem is compounded by the fact that the government must borrow $1 for every $5 it spends. A bigger deficit means more borrow ing than originally anticipated and thus higher interest payments
In addition to sluggish growth and higher-than-expected interest costs, officials have said agricultural price support payments are likely to be $3 billion higher than originally expected because of low market prices and big crops.
The national debt now stands at $1 65 trillion, an increase of almost 80 percent in the four years President Reagan has been in office, a bigger jump than in any period in history,
lf these Landa park ducks look a little blurry, it s not from overindulgence of
LESHE KRIEWALDT HERALD ZFITUN<
“oliday spirits. It was pretty foggy footed flotilla is about to disappear into
outside again this morning and this web the mist on Landa Lake.
4 die in S.A plane crash
SAN ANTONIO (AP) Investigators with the Federal Avadministration and the National Transportation Safety Board have been called in to investigate the crash of a single-engine aircraft that claimed four lives.
The plane, which was headed for Houston, crashed shortly after takeoff from San Antonio In
ternational Airport late Wednesday
San Antonio police identified the victims as John Me I lvoy. 41. of I .a Porte, the pilot, his wife Carol Mcllvoy. 36; Mrs Mcllvoy’s mother Joice Sanford, of England, and the couple s 2-month-old son John Jr.
The aircraft took off heading east and got about two miles north of the airport before it crashed iii a wooded
area in a landfill on the airport property.
The pilot was hampered by dense fog when the crash occurred about 5 p.m., but officials refused immediately to blame the mishap on the weather.
Page said it appeared the pilot w as try ing to return to the airport when the aircraft went down
“The aircraft was found al a southwest angle coming back toward the airport,’’ he said Officials said they did not know how high the aircraft climbed before it went down, but Ms Dascomb said “the only information I have is they lost them on radar “
See! RASH. Page 14
Springs ruled out as source of Comal pollution
By DANA STELL Staff writer
Water samples taken from the springs at luanda Park show almost no signs of bacterial contamination, proving that the pollution in the park is not coming from the Edwards Aquifer.
The city of New Braunfels asked the state health department several weeks ago to test for fecal coliform
bacteria in the Guadalupe and Comal rivers.
If the test results show average fecal coliform counts below 200 colonies per IOO milliliters, the health department may recommend that the city remove signs warning of high bacteria levels in the water.
The signs were put rn place in August.
City Manager Joe Michie said today he has received thes results,
which he will have tabulated and will release tomorrow .
Michie said today that the results of the springs’s tesLs were useful. “It’s a piece of evidence that certainly helps us, it tells us that our source of pollution is not coming directly out of the spring water,” he said.
“We’ve never really suspected the springs.”
The utilities department routinely
tests spring water to insure that the well water coming from the springs is not contaminated, Michie added
Michie’s comments come after reviewing copies of Dec. 12 and 13 results of fecal coliform level tests in the springs at Linda Park.
The tests were conducted by staff members of the Edwards Underground Water District at the request of Oliver Haas, a member of tile District board
“I just felt like I wanted to help,” said Haas, who explained that the samples were taken along the fault line in the park, from the area of the bubbling springs i west of the lake) up to the head springs pump “He’s taking those right mf of the springs,” Michie said. “(The results don’t) surprise me. They are almost pure
See WATER. Page 14
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Today s Weather
This morning’s heavy fog should burn off this afternoon leaving mostly cloudy skies and a 30 percent chance of showers. Temperatures should be warm through Friday, w ith a high today of about 70 and a high tomorrow of about 65 Tonight’s low will drop to 65 Yesterday’s high was 60 and this morning’s low was 58 Sunset today will be at 5 40 p in and sunrise tomorrow at 7:25 a.m.
Trash has always been a major byproduct of the holiday season, and, judging from the curbs around New Braunfels, this year is no exception. This house on Lee Street was one of many with plenty of trash waiting for the garbageman. (See Page 2 for pickup schedule).
LESLIE KRIEWALDT HERALD ZEITUNG