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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 22, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas UL BUIE] • w rn Prison bonds too late for May ballot AUSTIN (AP) — House Speaker Gib Lewis says he hopes a plan for the Texas criminal justice system will be ready within a week or two — but that apparently will be too late to let voters to decide this May on whether to issue state bonds to build more prisons. See Page 9A Greyhounds top NE, advance to bi-district The Boerne Greyhounds beat New Braunfels 66-57 Tuesday night in San Antonio to advance to a bidistrict game against Austin Travis on Friday. Boerne and the Unicorns finished the season tied for second place in the District 28-4A boys basketball race. See Page 11A o ' Ofy SaluL > Grab your snooo ^Or back in time and swing Dorsey Brothers Orchestra to the Forties fundraiser for Association. Jot * step of the -I Salute .an Heart See Page2B New Braunfels VAY Vol. 137, No. 73 707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144 Wednesday February 22, 1989 25 Cents Two Sections, 24 Pages Mission Valley waste permit    Racing    along Commission wants additional controls By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Additional monitoring and lower chemical oxygen demand arc parameters the Texas Water Commission executive director Allen Bcinkc has proposed for the renewal of Mission Valley Mill’s waste discharge permit. A public hearing concerning the permit is set for March 7 at 9 a.m. in Austin at the Stephen F. Austin State Office Building, Room 119, 17(X) N. Congress Ave. The mill, owned by West Point Pepperell, Inc. and located on the Guadalupe River at Broadway, Rusk and Porter Streets, is required to renew its discharge permit every five years. “A draft permit which, if approved by the commission, will specify conditions and limitations generally the same as those currently enforced by the existing permit,” states the notice of public hearing. ‘The renewed permit would make the following changes: lower daily average parameters for chemical oxygen demand from 4,170 (pounds a day) to 3,995 (pounds a day); add monitoring and reporting requirements for color units; add monitoring requirements for oil and grease, and total arsenic; and add biomonitoring requirements.” Environmental Protection Agency and Texas Water Commission permits allow the mill to discharge treated wastewater from the plant into the river. See PERMIT, Page 2A Good day Except for the cool temperatures, one might think it is spring outside. But it’s not. Today’s high was expected to reach 61 degrees with a low tonight of about 35. Another puch of colder air will keep Thursday’s high in the mid 50s and will drop the low Thursday night to about 30. There is no chance for rain (so far) in the forecast for the next several days. Inside: CLASSIFIED..........................7-10B COMICS.......................................8A CROSSWORD.............................3A DEAR ABBY...............................7B EDUCATION..............................10A ENTERTAINMENT.......................6B HOROSCOPE..............................8A KALEIDOSCOPE.....................1-7C OPINIONS....................................4A SPORTS...............................11-13A TV LISTINGS...............................8A WEATHER...................................2A Stammtisch Parents and students interested in helping with a l*roject Graduation Party at New Braunfels High School arc asked to attend a meeting in room A-IO at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the high school.... Welcome Home to the Catholic Church — New Braunfels’ three Catholic churches arc conducting an areawide visitation project and outreach as part of their Lenten programs. Members of all three parishes — Holy Family, Our l-ady of Perpetual Help and Saints Peter and Paul — are participating in the project and have a goal of reaching 13,(XX) households. As part of the program, the public is invited to any of the three Welcome Home meetings where persons may find out more about the Catholic faith. The Welcome Home meetings will be at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Landa Street and are tonight from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and again March I from 9:30 to 11 a m. and 7 to 8:30 p.m. A qucstion-and-answer format will be used so people are invited to any or all of the sessions.... The annual Broom Sale of the Breakfast Lions Club of New Braunfels is sweeping into town. All products sold during the broom sale are made by the blind and proceeds help the local club sponsor worthwhile projects in the New Braunfels community. A truck from the Caravan Sales for the Blind will be in New Braunfels March 4 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Texas Commerce Bank parking lot on South Casten Street. For more information, call Paul Finley at 629-2006.... The Texas Department of Human Services would like to receive comments from Registered Family Home Care Associations, Title XX Family Home Brokers, and Child Care Food Program, SM STAMMTISCH, Pag* 2A Board adds year, raise to contract By DAVID BUILTA Staff Writer New Braunfels Independent School District trustees gave Superintendent Charles Bradberry a vote of confidence as they extended his contract for another year. The board action, taken during a regular meeting Tuesday night, extended Bradberry’s contract to June 30, 1992, and included a $3,900 annual pay raise. His current annual salary is $66,400. The pay increase includes a 3-pcrccnt merit and 3-pcrccnt cost of living raises. Trustee Arlon Hermes voted against the contract extension saying he objected in principle to public officials having long-term contracts. “My negative vote should not be construed as lack of support for the superintendent, but rather I have a pcrsoncl belief that a public employee should not be granted a three-year See CONTRACT, Page 2A City street crews today were working to re-surface Mill Race Drive in Landa Park. The road had been in bad shape for some time, and when workers tried to patch it up. there was nothing to patch, so the whole street is getting a facelift. When the construction work is complete, Mill Race will be painted with diagonal stripes as are all Landa Park parking areas to help improve traffic flow. (Photo by Deryl Clark) Thieves go 2nd round at golf club After stealing a golf cart and keys from the Woodland Country Club last week, the assailants came back Monday night for a second round, according to officials. “They came back,” said Allan Trollinger of the Comal County sheriff’s office. “They had the keys.” Another cart was stolen Monday night, but none were damaged as in the previous break-in. See CLUB, Page 2A Regional water plan ready A plan supporting a regional water plan for the Edwards Aquifer region will be delivered to slate legislators within the week. Supporters of the proposed $1.6 billion regional water plan in Comal, Hays and Bexar counties have finished a document and arc ready to ask state legislators to approve it. The bill calls for the Texas Water Commission to be the primary regulatory agency for Edwards Aquifer and to determine who current users arc and permit them. It also asks the water commission to delegate regulatory functions to the local authority, which would be the Edwards Underground Water District. “It pleases the City of San Antonio, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, New Braunfels, and San Marcos,” said Craig Hollmig, a Comal County Edwards Underground Water District director. He said the bill limits how much irrigation water can be pumped from the aquifer and mandates that cities find alternate sources of drinking water. San Antonio City Councilman Weir Labatt has been The bill limits how much irrigation water can be pumped from the aquifer and mandates that cities find alternate sources of drinking water. heading the lobby group which also includes representatives of the Edwards Underground Water District, San Antonio River Authority, Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. “It’s been a long process and is now culminating to be carried to the legislature,” said GRBA General Manager John Spccht. Sen. Cyndi Krier of San Antonio likely will be one sponsor for the legislation. A house speaker for the bill has not been finalized. Representatives and Senators from all areas represented by the bill will be asked to support the legislation. NB man jailed for bad checks A New Braunfels man, who could be responsible for forging nine checks at local businesses, surrendered to authorities recently at the Comal County jail. Anthony Hall Carlin of New Braunfels remains in the Comal County jail today in lieu of a $25,(XX) bond on one charge of forgery. He turned himself in Sunday. “Under advice from his attorney he came and surrendered,” said New Braunfels Police Department detective Juan Gusmc. Police rccicvcd reports Jan. 20 and 21 of forgeries across town at local grocery stores and banks, which Carlin could be responsible for, he said. Carlin has been charged with one forgery at Texas Commerce Bank-New Braunfels. “He cashed two of them there at TCB,” Gusmc said. “He used his own personal account that he had there.” Burglary the focus of group The recent burglary of a house in Clear Water Estates is this week’s Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week. Unknown suspects entered the home in the IOO block of Johnson Road while the homeowners were gone. Suspects broke a window to gain entry. The burglars went through several rooms rummaging through drawers and spreading the contents on the floor. A Remington shotgun, Marlin rifle, RCA video recorder and camera, and jewelry were taken. Hie suspects apparently left through a rear garage door. Crime Stoppers will pay $ I ,(XX) for one week for information leading to the arrest and grand jury indictment of persons responsible for this crime. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 620-TIPS. Prehistoric displa NB administrators ask for more staff Additional elementary positions are being requested by New Braunfels Independent School District administrators in order to maintain the state-mandated student teacher ratio and open a new school in the fall. District trustees approved a personnel plan for the 1989-90 school year; the plan included four and one half additional elementary positions. Superintendent Charles Bradberry requested the positions so NBISD can maintain the 22 to-1 class-si/c ratio set by the Texas Education Agency in kindergarten through fourth grade and so the district can open the new Memorial Elementary School in the fall. No additional administrative positions were requested. Karen Simpson, who is principal at Memorial Primary, also will be principal at the new See NBISD, Page2A Board votes to cut auto insurance rates Fred O. Wagenfuehr is at it again in the window of his Buckhorn Barber Shop on West San Antonio Street. A friend of Mr. Wagenfuehr had visited the Dinosaur Stampede at the Witte Museum in San Antonio and suggested that Mr. Wagenfuehr display the dinosaur models he has built and painted. The dinosaurs will be situated in a life-like scene with caves and rocks. Through the years, the win-ddw at the barbershop have been filled with Mr. Wagenfuehr's collections of such things as a circus, old cars, wild west show, airplanes and ships. (Photo by Deryl Clark) AUSTIN (AP) — Overall automobile insurance rates in Texas will drop an average of 0.3 percent under a decision made today by the State Board of Insurance. However, basic liability coverage will cost substantially more. The change will mean motorists statewide will see an approximately $11.4 million decrease in automobile insurance costs. But basic liability rates — the insurance required to drive — will go up about 13 percent under the board’s action. The insurance board’s staff had recommended a 0.3 percent decrease in rates, while the Office of Consumer Protection recommend*. 1 cent cut. The insurance industry had St INSURANCE, Page 2A ;