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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 18, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas New BraunfelsHerald-Clinton pushing new economic plan Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Clinton mobilized his administration today to sell his $500 billion package of tax increases arui spending cuts on the American people. “This economic plan can’t please everybody,” he acknowledged. From former President Reagan to the minority leadership in Congress, Republicans made clear they weren’t happy with the taxing side of the plan. The president outlined his economic proposals in a nationally televised speech to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night. He was heading today to Missouri and Ohio to continue the task of selling it to the people who will have to pay the cost Sixteen administration officials were fanning out across the country on the same mission — sell Clinton’s proposals to revive the economy and cut the federal deficit. Key me ml hts of his economic team were testifying before the congressional committees that will review the plan. Vice President Al Gore made the rounds of morning television shows, telling ABC, “Now is the time to really belly up to these tough decisions and start being responsible and shaping our future, creating jobs and getting our economy moving again.” Sen. Krueger responds to president’s plan “I applaud President Clinton's efforts to help change America and make us more fiscally responsible. I specifically support his endeavor to create new jobs, the full funding of Head Start, shortened depreciation schedules that are an investment in America’s battle to be competitive worldwide, and the earned income tax credit that ensures that American families who work do not suffer unfairly on tax day. However, I firmly believe that we have not gone nearly far enough in cutting the waste in government and in demanding that government sac- See KRUEGER, page 2 Blood thirsty at NBHS Julie Aguirre, a junior at New Braunfels High School, holds an arm out for Jesse Urbina of the South Texas Regional Blood Bank. Urbina s group reported 130 students at the high school signing up to donate blood during a drive organized by NBHS nurse Karon Preiss Wednesday. The bank expected to receive up to IOO pints after the potential donors were screened. Today, Canyon High School's student council will sponsor a blood drive (rom 8:30 a m. to 3:30 p.m. Photo by John Huseth. Thursday, February 18,1993_ Serving    Comai    County/    Home    of    Ray    Schoch    Vol.    141, No. 65 — Daily 50 cents, Sunday 75 cents Index    Stammtisch    LottoTomayo says new weather station on the way By GARY P. CARROLL Heratd-Zeftung The New Braunfels Municipal Airport soon will be the site of a state-of-the-art National Weather Service tracking station, according to City Manger Hector Tomayo. According to Tomayo, the station is scheduled to be constructed by this spring at an estimated cost of $500,000. The project is being completely financed by the National Weather Service, he said. This has been in the works since about 1987,” Tomayo said. “It looks like it’s finally coming to a head.” A 100-foot radar dome will be built to house the latest, most modem radar system, called “Nexrador next generation radar. The site also will be outfitted with a system to identify weather conditions associated with wind shear. The New Braunfels station will eventually replace the facility in operation at Hondo, Tomayo said, should provide the Austin and San Antonio areas with more accurate weather conditions because of its location,. “(The Hondo station) doesn’t give Austin a good weather reading, because it’s too far away and it has to go over all the hills,” Tomayo said. “Whereby here, we are away from the hill country, and it’s a direct shot to Austin and San Antonio.” The engineers in charge of designing the station have already finished their plans, the telephone lines have already been laid and the funds have been committed. The next step is the actual construc tion, he said. “Everything is right on schedule and everything's ready to go,” Tomayo said. Once built, the station will be operated by approximately 40 NWS employees on a rotating schedule. The staff could come from NWS offices in San Antonio and Austin, Tomayo said. There is no word yet on a precise start date for the project.WORDincreases user feecharges By ROBERT STEWART Spacial to th# Harakf-Zaltung SATTLER — The Water Oriented Recreation District board of directors increased user fee rates on water recreation activities to 4.5 percent, up from the previous 2.5 percent at their monthly meeting Wednesday. “It’s basically increasing water recreation only up to 4.5 percent,” Chairman Guy Anderson said. “It’s a 2-percent increase.” Director Peter Newhouse made the motion to increase the water recreation rate to 4.5 percent, leaving the camping rate at 2.5 percent and the hotel rate at 2 percent Michael Murphy seconded the motion, which passed on a 4-2 vote with Anderson abstaining. Voting for the increase were Dierdre Kistler, Susie Battle-Ledford, Murphy and Newhouse. Nathan Oxhandler and Zero Rivers voted against “I would like not to come back next year, under any circumstances, and say let’s have another tax increase,”* Newhouse said, defending the increase. “Because even if we say, lets keep it at minimum, well probably have to come back next year (saying) *but let’s give it a try and hope for the best,’ that is not going to be understood or remembered next year. We’ve got a $51,000 bank account for contingencies... I don’t think we should delibei ately invade that.” Newhouse said the contingency fund should be saved for defense against possible future lawsuits. WORD is authorized under special legislation to collect user fees on the hotel and motel room rentals, camping sites rentals and water recreation rentals including inner tubes, rafts, boats and boat storage slips. A Canyon Lake marina boat slip user fee is included in the increase from 2.5 to 4.5 percent, district officials said. An earlier motion by Susie Bat-tie-Ledford, seconded by Michael Murphy, to increase the rate on camping and water recreation to 4 percent and leave the hotel rate at 2 percent failed on a lack of majority with only three board members voting in its favor. Bet WORD, pegs 2 Villarreal cited as top law enforcement official See CLINTON, page 2 By CHERYL DUVALL Hersld-Zeltung New Braunfels Police Cpl. Pedro “Pete" Villarreal was honored by the New Braunfels Rotary Club Wednesday, becoming the second recipient of the club’s “Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer” award. The award presented each month, in January went to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Gilbert S. Lozano in connection with his apprehen sion of a gang who highjacked a car in San Antonio. “Today we honor a man who literally saved the life of another,” said Herald-Zeitung Publisher David Sullens, announcing Villarreal’s selection Wednesday. In late December, Sullens said Villarreal, responding to a report of a threatened suicide, was able to convince a 28-year-old man into abandoning that attempt and, subsequently, to seek professional help to deal with the problems that precipitated it The man was threatening to jump from atop the Mission Valley Mill at the time, said Sullens, who is a member of the Rotary Club and chairs the committee that selects recipients of the award. Villarreal was accompanied at the civic group’s weekly meeting by his wife, Helen. Also present from the New Braunfels Police Department was Ll. John Wommack and Dei Sgt. John Villarreal, who is not related to the award recipient. The plaque denoting the honor was given to Villarreal by New Braunfels Police Chief Dick Headen, who is a member of the selection committee. Other members of that committee are Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer, also a member of the Rotary Club, and DPS Sgt. Bob Holder. “In December, this club's directors voted to honor Comal County’s law enforcement community by honoring one of its members each month," Sullens said. Aller the newspaper publisher told of Villarreal's successful effort to dissuade the man who had threatened suicide, he concluded, This was typical, according to Police Chief Dick Headen, of Pete Villarreal. He quietly goes about his duties in a very professional way and would be the last to assume or expect any personal tribute for anything he did.” Villarreal directs the New Braunfels Police Department’s Field Officer Training Program and holds the highest level of proficiency certification awarded by the State of Texas. He has been ated 12 previous times by citizens, fellow officers and prosecutors for outstanding law enforcement work. He is a major in the Texas National Guard and is a graduate of the Command and General Staff Course. Villarreal has completed more than 750 hours of formal police training. One course he has completed is Hostage Tactics and Negotiations. Officer Pete Villarreal receives a Rotary club law enforcement award from New Braunfels Police Chiel Dick Headon. Photo by John Huseth. CLASSIFIEP................8-10 COMICS............................6 ACTIVITIES.......................5 BRIEFS..............................3 RECORDS.........................3 OBITUARIES.....................3 OPINIONS.........................4 SPORTS.........................7-B WATER WATCH...............3 WEATHER........................3Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung sends Birthday wishes to Kathy Schoch, Alice Rogriguez, Lorenzo Saucedo. Belated birthday wishes go Margaret Adams. Anniversaiy wishes go to John and Debbie Wilson.Friends for Rivers Friends for Rivers meeting will be today at 7 p.m. at Victoria Bank and Trust. Hie subject of the meeting will be the Alture of the Guadalupe River. The public is invited. Call 629-2066.Teen Connection The Board of Directors of Teen Connection wiU-meet today at 5:30 p.m. at the Housing Authority of the City of New Braunfels, 300 Laurel Lane.Running Club The monthly meeting of the New Braunfels Running Club will be today at 6:30 p.m. at Molly Joe’s Restaurant. Dr. Loddie Roader will be the guest speak er.Mardi Gras Dance The German American Society of New Braunfels sponsors a Mardi Gras Dance Friday from 8 p.m. to midnight at the New Braunfels Civic Center. Pre-sale tickets are $5 and are on sale at Centex Office Center, Chamber of Commerce office, Henna Hardware, New Braunfels Jeweler and Old Town Inn. Tickets at the door will be $6. Proceeds will benefit the society's scholarship fund. Call Helgard Suhr at 625 6330. AUSTIN — Here are results of Lotto Tdxas win ning numbers drawn Wednesday by the Texas Lottery: 5-6-12 31-33-45 Estimated Lotto Texas jackpot: $3 million For Homo Doliv/ory in Now Braunfels and pomal County — Coll 625-9144 ;