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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 1, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Tile basic intent of the district’s creation was to levy a system of user fees on the visitors to Comal County and the Guadalupe River and Canyon Lake arca. Walls, who will receive a $1,5(X) monthly salary plus $125 a month for insurance, will be responsible for carrying out board member requests and stipulations and spearheading committees. In other action, the board approved a budget, which will be considered for approval by Comal County Commis- See DISTRICT, Page 2A Good day Get ready for some cold weather because a front spawned in Alaska is headed this way. The high today is expected to reach 80 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. The low tonight will be 50 degrees. The high Thursday will be 50. The low Thursday night will be 32 and the high Friday will only reach 37. Inside: CLASSIFIED............................4-7    B COMICS.....................................10A SPORTS...............................11-13A TV LISTINGS.............................10A WEATHER...................................2A Stammtisch Cross Street will be closed to through traffic from Live Oak to Plum Street beginning today. The closure is necessary for sewer work. The street is expected to reopen to through traffic Feb. 7.... Air Water and Earth organization will present a program on Texas eaves Thursday al 7 p.m. at the New Braunfels Holiday Inn. George Vcni of the Texas Cave Coalition, who is trying to get two bills passed in this year’s state legislature to protect Texas caves, will present a program. Anyone interested is invited.... Catholic Schools Week is being celebrated this week in a grand fashion by Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School. Parents, family and friends are invited to a special Parent/Teacher Club meeting scheduled for Thursday at 7 p.m. in the parish hall. Family and friends of Saints Peter and Paul also arc invited to the Open House Friday at 3 p.m.... The American legion Comal Post 179 Sergcant-at-Arms is asking all eligible veterans to join the American Legion and become members of the Honor Guard and Drill Team. You can show your patriotism, enjoy fellowship with oilier veterans and bring recognition to New Braunfels, as well as the American Legion. For more information, call the post home at 625-0179 after 3 p.m.... New BraunfelsWednesdayFebruary 1, 1989 25 Cents Vol. 137, No. 58__707    Landa    St.,    New    Braunfels,    Texas    78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144_Two Sections, 22 Pages Project    L    I > t Water district hires •    ' •' a i ’a'A i    „ nearing-    new    administrator Young reader agrees on skateboarding issue Canyon cannot afford another district defeat Both of Canyon’s varsity basketball teams took it on the chin Tuesday night, with the boys falling to Kerrville Tivy and the girls losing to Schertz Clemens. Both teams face the prospect of having to win the rest of their games to have any hopes of making the playoffs.    See    Page    11A Texas Education Agency is urging educators to review immunization records of all students who were immunized against measles before their 15th month or before 1980 to counter the spread of the illness among school-age children. The Texas Department of Health has confirmed 344 measles cases, 35 percent of which have occurred in school-aged children. The outbreak began in the Houston-Harris County area, where IO to 15 measles cases were confirmed. No cases have been reported in Comal County. The health department recom mends all students who received the measles vaccine before 1980 be reimmunized if an outbreak of measles occurs on their campus. Nurses for schools in the Comal and New Braunfels independent school districts said immunization records are reviewed before December and a report to the Texas Education Agency is made. “It’s a law in Texas that we review the records,” said Gwen Mills, nurse at Carl Schurz and Seale Elementary schools. SM RECORDS, Pag* 2A The Greater New Braunfels Arts Council is sponsoring the Pegasus Production of The Firebird, an adventure through magic and music, to local students this week. School children will be treated to the shows featuring life-sized puppets $uch as Princess Vasalisa and the wolf manned' by puppet masters Beth Hassrick and J.D. Watson, both of New York City. The two folktales are highlighted with the musical composition of Igor Stravinsky’s “The Firebird Suite.” The troupe performed for Saints Peter and Paul and Seele schools Tuesday and for the public this morning. The Firebird will be at Mountain Valley Elementary this afternoon and at Memorial Primary Thursday and Friday with a performance at Lone Star Primary Friday. Hassrick and Watson are in the second week of a two-month tour. (Photo by Deryl Clark) February classes in Comal lSD’s Community Education program offered in the Garden Ridge area include: T-shirt or sweatshirt painting, aerobics, adult water exercise, swimming lessons, record keepin and tax tips, tennis, defensive driving, quilting, and cooking classes with Eva. For more information about any of these classes, call Carolyn at 651-6197. Preregistration is required; if fewer than seven show interest in the class, it will be cancelled.... SM STAMMTISCH, Page 2A Editor: In reference to the letter published in your Jan. 25 paper from Jodi McDonald, I am in total agreement with her. I believe that skaters have been stereotyped unfairly. See Page 4A ,f 10 MO09 I a    7. T'?_~ WE?T Mrcpoprrqf T    r~‘ ti U I    ppnnm, ~    '    SH t }Tr- Z'KUQtfirnr t    *    - tb .'•“lf I T P -A 1 i c 300 A PL I Nrz Tnrr 'uuyHOLLOW pi ^ 7 6 0 n a mies fl€W Ut Xiv nails • %>    it This first column lends itself beautifully for a short introduction. I am a native Texan who grew up in southwest Texas in Zavala and Dimmit counties. I have been an Extension agent for more than IO years. See Page 1B CROSSWORD.............................3A DEAR ABBY...............................4B EDUCATION................................9A ENTERTAINMENT.......................4B HOROSCOPE............................10A KALEIDOSCOPE.....................1-3B OPINIONS....................................4A WASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s chief economic forecasting gauge rose a healthy 0.6 percent in December after having fallen during the previous month, the Commerce Department said today. The December jump in the Index of Leading Economic Indicators, which is designed to predict economic activity six to nine months in the future, followed a 0.2 percent decrease in November and a 0.5 percent rise in October. The index has alternated between dips and gains for the past nine months, which many economists believe is a signal the economy is headed for a slowdown in growth that would help keep inflation in check. The economy grew a robust 3.8 percent in 1988, but die slowest quarterly performance in two years was recorded during the October-Dccembcr period, when the increase in the gross national product was held to an annual rate of 2 percent. Although President Bush plans to adopt his predecessor’s forecast that the economy will grow at a 3.2 percent rate in 1989, many private economists believe the Reagan administration’s predictions for growth, interest rates and inflation were too optimistic. Six of the nine available components of the economic index contributed to December’s increase, while two detracted from it. The biggest boost came from an increase in manufacturers’ orders for consumer goods. Other business barometers that contributed to the increase were: rising stock prices, more orders for new plants and equipment, rising prices for raw materials signaling a strong demand, increased demand for business permits and growth in the inflation-adjusted money supply. The indictors that made a negative contribution were a shortening in die length of the average work week and an increase in weekly unemployment claims. One indicator, the time needed for See ECONOMY, Page 2A trying to pawn rifle A San Antonio man, attempting to pawn a rifle Tuesday, was caught by the owner who was searching for his stolen merchandise, said a sheriff’s office detective. James Whitley, Route 8, Box 185T, was attempting to rind his stolen guns at pawn shops on Austin Highway in San Antonio when he found John Baker pawning one of the guns, said Sgt. Detective Dennis Koepp, Comal County sheriff’s office. “(Whitley) pursued him, caught him and brought him to the pawn shop and called police,” Koepp said. The victim already had recovered one of his three guns stolen in another San Antonio pawn shop when he found Baker, he said. Baker, 18, remains in the Bexar County Jail awaiting transportation back to Comal County. Justice of the Peace Pct. I Harold Krueger recommended a $25,(XX) bond, Koepp said. Whitley’s residence was broken into Jan. 30 and three rifles were stolen, finish By DAVID BUILTA Staff Writer The Landa-Fredericksburg Watershed Project is nearing completion and areas disturbed by the improvements are being reconstructed. Inlets, which will allow water to be transported to Comal Canal through a pipe system, have been placed along Fredericksburg Road, Wood Road, Inspiration Drive, and Parkview. The drainage project extends from Comal Canal in front of the Lower Colorado River Authority Power Plant through the LCRA property, along Wood Road, through Inspiration Drive, down Lockencr Avenue and back to Wood Road and Walnut Avenue. Water will be transported to Comal Canal via underground pipes with an 84-inch diameter decreasing to 60 inches at Wood Road and Walnut By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer SATTLER — Plans for a successful and busy year are on the Water Oriented Recreation District board member’s agenda after hiring a new administrator and approving a $62,000 budget Tuesday in a special meeting. Betty Walls, board member since the district’s inception in 1987, is the new administrator after a unanimous vote from the board. After moving to die WORD office in the Comal County Courthouse Walls said she plans to immediately start tackling projects concerning tax collections and public relations. “Our collections are a big concern right now — the delinquent taxes,” Walls said after the meeting. “We feel that some of those are holding up to see if we arc really going to stick to our guns — this is real.” During the first quarter of collections, three river outfitters didn’t pay taxes and in the second quarter approximately IO businesses were delinquent, she said. If river outfitters fail to pay taxes their licenses will be suspended, such as die first quarter delinquents were Jan. 16, she said. Tamez resigns constable post Comal County Constable Pct. 4 Fidel Tame/ announced his resignation today in a workshop meeting of Commissioner’s Court, a month after being reelected to die position. Tame/ announced he will become a deputy with the Comal County sheriff’s office under the leadership of Sheriff Jack Bremer. “I deeply regret doing it but because of an opportunity to become a full-time peace officer I must submit by resignation,” Tame/ told commissioners. ITic resignation is effective Feb. 3. Comal County Judge Fred Clark praised Tame/ for the work he has done in Precinct 4. Owner catches thief Burglary the focus of Crime Stoppers Fire Bird flies through town IIL} I This week’s Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week involves the burglary of a residence on Royal Crest between Trailview and Wood Road. Sometime between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, unknown suspects unlawfully entered the residence on Royal Crest while the owner was gone. Subjects went through several rooms in the home and took an assortment of jewelry, including a pair of pearl earrings, a gold necklace, and a petrified wood Indian bracelet. Two Agency urges schools to review shot records Up, down trend continues Economic index jumps Winchester rifles, one Remington 12-gaugc shotgun and one Redfield scope were also taken. A red candle believed to be left by intruders was found in the residence. Persons with information about this burglary should call Crime Stoppers at 620-TIPS. Callers will remain anonymous. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for tips leading to the arrest and grand jury indictment of persons committing felony crimes. Avenue. Because of the extensive underground work necessary to install the pipes, many streets in the area have SM PROJECT, Page 2A Flashing lights and closed streets in the Landa-Fredericksburg area will soon be a thing of the past as work on the watershed project is expected to be completed soon. (Photo by Deryl Clark) J t ;