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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 21, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Paoe 2 Meratt-ZMung. New Braunfels, Texas Weather Thursday, February 21, 1991 Slovenia Water Comal River..................... Canyon Lake inflow....... Canyon Lake outflow..... Canyon Lake level.......... Edwards Aquifer............. Texas area forecasts SOUTH TEXAS - Showers and thunderstorms southeast and east tonight ending by Friday afternoon. Mostly cloudy through Friday except decreasing clouds central and north tonight becoming partly cloudy Friday. Lows tonight in the 40s except low 50s lower coast Highs Friday in the mid and upper 60s to near 70 south. NORTH TEXAS - Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers or thunderstorms southeast half tonight partly cloudy elsewhere. Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers southeast partly cloudy elsewhere Friday. Lows tonight from 48 northwest to 46 southeast Highs Friday from 65 to TO. WEST TEXAS - Tonight md Friday fair. Lows in the 30s. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s. PORT ARTHUR TO PORT O’CONNOR - A small craft advisory is in effect. Tonight northwest wind IO to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Friday northwest wind IO to 15 knots. Seas 3 to5 feet PORT O’CONNOR TO BROWNSVILLE - A small craft advisory is in effect Tonight northwest wind IO to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Friday northwest wind IO to 15 knots. Seas 3 to 5 feet. Extended forecasts Saturday through Monday SOUTH TEXAS: Partly cloudy and mild Saturday most sections. Chance of showers or thunderstorms Sunday. Increasing clouds Sunday Hill Country and south central. Mostly cloudy and cooler Monday with a chance of rain. Highs in the 70s Saturday and Sunday, 60s Monday. Lows in the 50s Saturday and Sunday and 40s Monday. Mostly cloudy and cooler Watch ..........  278    Cfs (up 8) .................315    (down 13) ......................568 (up 38) 908.49 (down .02)   .....  624.65    (same) Monday Coastal Bend with a chance of showers or thunderstorms. Highs in the 70s Saturday, near 80 Sunday, in the 70s Monday. Lows in the upper 50s and low 60s Saturday and Sunday, in the 50s Monday. Partly cloudy, mild lower Rio Grande valley and plains Saturday and Sunday. Mostly cloudy Monday with a dunce of showers or thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s. Lows in the 60s. Partly cloudy Saturday southeast and the upper Gulf coast with a slight chance of rain. Increasing clouds Sunday with a chance of showers or thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy and cooler Monday with a chance of rain. Highs in the 70s Saturday and Sunday, in the 60s Monday. Lows in the 50s inland to near 60 coast Saturday and Sunday, in the 50s Monday. NORTH TEXAS: Dry and warm Saturday turning cooler with a chance of rain or thunderstorms Sunday and Monday. Highs west in the 70s Saturday, the 60s Sunday and the 50a Monday. Lows in the 40s Saturday and Sunday..And in the 30s on Monday. Highs central and east in the 70s Saturday, in the 60s Sunday and in the 50s Monday. Lows in the 50s Saturday and Sunday, and in the 30s on Monday. WEST TEXAS: Fair Saturday, partly cloudy Sunday, cloudy and colder Monday with a chance of snow most sections. Highs lower 60s Saturday in Panhandle, lowering to the mid 40s by Monday. Lows mid 30s Saturday to the mid 20s Monday. Highs South Plains upper 60s Saturday, lowering to the low 50s by Monday. Lows around 40 Saturday to the upper 20s Monday. Highs Permian Basin. Concho and Pecos valleys around 70 Saturday lowering to the mid 50s by Monday. Comal County jobless rate hits 5.8 percent By KATHRYN SCHOEMER Staff Writer Comal County’s unemployment rate has jumped to 5.8 percent from last year's 4.7 percent, according to San Antonio labor market reports. As many as 1,459 Comal County residents were unemployed last month, compared with 1,180 people last year. That leaves an additional 438 Comal County residents out (rf work, said Alfred Dc barr os, labor and market analyst for Texas Employment Commission in San Antonio. Comal County’s unemployment rate could be influenced by a number of layoffs and businesses shutdown in San Antonio and the number of Savings and Lowis that closed in the city, he said. The economy acts like a “ripple affect" leaving Comal County vulnerable to San Antonio’s industry, he said. In San Antonio, unemployment soared from last year's 6.0 rate to 7.4 percent. The number of employed was up by 8,000 and total employment down by 10,300. Wage and salary employment increased by 5,800 jobs in local government by 3,000, services at 3,000, retail trade by 3,000 and construction with 1,000. Decreases occured in manufacturing with 2,600 and finance insurance and real estate by 1,900. For San Antonio, “1990 is going down as the worst year for the economy as far as new job growth is concerned," he said. Charlie Taylor, supervisor at the Texas Employment Commission in New Braunfels, said there has been a downturn in the city employment picture because of Glastron's shutdown and the holidays. After the holidays, there are a number of people who are laid off for short periods of time, he said. Obituaries Frank H. Douma Services for Frank Hartzell Douma of New Braunfels will be at IO a JU. Friday at Zoeller Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Peters officiating. Mr. Douma, 67, died Feb. 20,1991, at his home. The son of Frank Walter and Ruth (nee Hartzell) Douma, he was bom Jan. 24, 1924, in Ottumwa, iowa. He married Lucille Franti April 14,1951. in Loc Alamos, N.M. A resident of the city for six years. Mr. Douma was an executive for Shell Oil Co. and a member of New Braunfels Presbyterian Church. He was a veteran of World War TI. Mr. Douma is survived by his wife, Lucille Douma of New Braunfels; two daughters, Erica Hartzell Douma of Austin acid Gretchen Ruth Douma of Minneapolis, Minn.; a son and his wife, Frank Walter and Michelle Douma of Austin; a sister, Grace Shaw of Madison, Wise.; and a brother, Wallace Douma of Madison, Wise. Stamps. Co«itfnw*d from Rag* I fels, said people complained about the postage increase, but they Mio wondered why postal authorities didn’t hike the price to 30 cents a stamp. “I don’t really have a reason (for that because) we asked for a 30 cent stamp, but the board of governors set the rate," she said. •J daft 629-4488 Walnut at Hwy. 81 Most Insurance Accepted deadlines secession By TEDONE WEYR i    f~i9iaBmel Dvaaa tNfviftawa AllOvillfO rTfll WW mm LJUBLJANA, Yugoslavia — Slovenig’s president says Yugoslavia’s six republics and two provinces must agree on a way to split up the country by June or his noncommunist republic will become an independent nation on its own. The prosperous western republic’s parliament voted 173-1 on Wednesday to seek the breakup of the shaky Yugoslav federation that is dominated by Communist Serbia. The body adopted a constitutional amendment declaring the supremacy of its own law over federal law and putting the republic on a path that President Milan Kucan said will end Yugoslavia as a single country. “The federal system can no longer safeguard the interests of the republics; therefore the country must devolve into two or more sovereign states,’’ Kucan told a news conference before ajoint session of all three chambers of Parliament. “Slovenia intends to embark on the process of dissolution immediately,” he said, adding that if no consensus on Yugoslavia’s total dissolution could be reached by June, Slovenia would secede. Slovenia, with nearly 2 million of Yugoslavia’s 23.5 million people, is nestled in the country's northwest corner, bordered by Italy, Austria and Hungary. Slovenian officials decry Yugoslavia's inability since the death of strongman Communist leader Marshal Tito in 1980 to solve its deep ethnic, economic and political crises. Many Yugoslavs fear the country is on the brink of civil war. Slovenia intends to reduce, but continue its payments to the federal government and army during a transition period and is pushing for a divvying up of Yugoslavia's $16 billion debt so it can pay off its share. Slovenia export earnings far exceed its portion of the federation's population. Slovenia has been backed in its drive for independence by neighboring Croatia, the second-largest republic in the federation, next to Serbia. Both republics favor dissolving Yugoslavia into a loose confederation of independent countries. The largest. Communist-ruled state of Serbia favors a continuation of the federation with power centered in Belgrade, the federal and Serbian capital. Stammtisch Continued from Page I hie career choices and academic opportunities. Students will give tours of the university and its residence halls, and lunch will be served in the Jones Diner for approximately $4. For more information regarding College Days and to receive registration forms for the event, contact the SWT Office of Admissions at 512-245-2340. Defensive Driving The New Braunfels 1SD Community Education programs it offering a one-day Defensive Driving Class Saturday at the Education Center, 430 W. Mill St., from 8 arn. to 4:30 pm. Class fee is $25. Bill Hightower is the instructor. Call 620-6200 to sign up. Life membership Presenting a life membership award lo Willis Jernlgan, left, at Colonial Manor Is Frank Wittig of Noon Lions Club. Jernlgan became a Lion in 1942, and has been involved with clubs throughout the state. He served as president in the Lytle dub, helped organized the Luling club and, in 1975, presented a friendship banner from the New Braunfels dub to a group in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Erik Kartsson) Finance. Continued from Raga I mated $481 million a year in local property tax money from wealthy school districts and spend it in poor ones. The legislation is in response to a Texas Supreme Court order requiring the state to equitably fund poor school districts. The $14 billion-a-year school finance system declared unconstitutional by the court relies on state aid, local property taxes and some federal money. The wealthiest school district in Texas draws funds from a local property tax base that is about 450 times greater than the poorest district, creating disparities, said a bill analysis. Undier Parker’s bill, local property tax money would be redistributed among school districts within 20 taxing regions. The regions would be created to get around a constitutional ban on shifting local property tax money among school districts statewide. The taxing regions would not be necessary if a separate constitutional amendment were approved removing the ban. Every school district would be required lo impose local property taxes at a minimum rate, and money raised above a certain amount would be given to the state for redistribution. The minimum tax rate would start at 70 cents per $100 property valuation, climbing to $ I in 1995. School districts could tax above the minimum rate for construction or to enrich programs. When fully implemented, the bill would cap the total local property tax at about $1.61, with each school district generally receiving the same amount of money at a particular tax rate. “We’re still looking at it,” said Lonnie Curtis, New Braunfels Independent School District's finance School. ContiMMd from Pag* 1 a floodway according to the Texas Water Commission. “We are building an administrative record of proceedings and trying to find the remedy," Duggan said. “Then we’ll go to the county to build an administrative record, to the state and to the federal government and it will work its way back down." “Some of them had comments or questions concerning the Spring Branch Elementary site, how and why the site was chosen, whether there was water there for student use and maintenance use at the school, and whether it was in any danger of flooding because of its location," said Tieken today. “We took note of those." Tieken said CISD is waiting on a written list of questions from the citizens before replying to the questions. “We arc going to make sure we have that list and we will provide them with the public information documents they requested." director. "If people will look at it, they’ll see it is going to dictate some pretty stiff tax bills. The tax rate within the first two years would be $130 per $100 valuation, Curtis said. NBISD’s current tax rate is $1.18.75 per $100 valuation. OSD’s tax rate is $ 1.20. The bill requires $1.2 billion in additional state spending over the next two years. Gov. Ann Richards said, “I have been concerned that the process was not moving along, and I'm very, very pleased that they did take action ... The important thing is to meet that court deadline." Lawmakers face an April I Supreme Court deadline to devise a school finance reform plan or face an order to cut off state public education funds. Voting against Parker’s bill were one Democrat, Sen. Bill Sims of San Angelo, and six Republicans: Sens. Ted Bivins of Amarillo, J.E. “Bu* ter” Brown of Lake Jackson, Chri*; Harris of Arlington, O.H. “Ike” liar ris of Dallas, Cyndi Taylor Kricr of San Antonio, aid John Leedocn of Dallas. “One of the bad things about it, Tieken said, “is that it will create another bureaucratic layer between us and the state (with the addition of Ute 20 regional offices) and will end up costing us more." “When all the smoke clears, you get very little," Curtis said. “The local taxpayer gets stuck with it. My pro diction is that whatever comes out of this will be contested in court." Qty Editor Dan* Overstrict cor tribute J to this story. AIR DUCT CLEANING TERRY* CLEANING cm SERVICES 128-132? Stmt i l»s Si tomtit Aim fan W7 Memorials may be made to Hospice New Braunfels; 180 W. Mill, New Braunfels, Texas 78130. Richardson Chiropractic  Clinic THUNDERBOLT' AC/DC arc welding power source for shielded metal-arc (stick) welding • COMPACT 21V H, 12S“ W, 14" 0 • LIGHTWEIGHT IM lbs • VERSATILE. OC range ?0 lo 150 amps tor smooth weld bead, belier arc control on Hun material, easter out of position welding two wide ac ranges high 40 to ?20 amps, low 30 lo 150 amps • CONTINUOUS AMPERAGE ADJUSTMENT. Select •tact heal tequtred tor lob *378. with accessories I 625-3449 WELDERS EQUPMB4TC& (Formerly Pucker Welding Supply) 4312 IH 35 South-New Braunfels TO AU INTERESTED PERSONS AND PARTIES; You ore hereby notified of the opportunity for written public comment concerning Construction Permit Application No. C-20618 to Parker LaFarge Inc. to construct a rock crushing facility in New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas. The proposed location is at the existing quarry site off Wold Rood. Approximately 5 miles southwest of the Comal County Courthouse. This facility proposes to emit the following air contaminant: particulate matter. Before a permit can be issued for this facility, all emission sources must demonstate compliance with all Rules and Regulations of the Texas Air Control Board and all applicable Federal Regulations. This includes the application of "best available control technology" to each emission source and compliance with all ambient air quality standards. The permit will allow the company to replace an existing rock crusher at the site with a modern rock crusher which will significantly reduce dust emissions from the process. Additional information concerning this permit application is published in the Public Notice Section of this newspaper. ;