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Mid-Texas Symphony presents debutantes
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Vol. 137„ No. 74
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
February 23, 1989
25 Cents One Section, 14 Pages
Regulators may have hired S&L crooks
In their rush to catch up to thrift industry fraud and mismanagement, federal regulators may have unknowingly hired some of the culprits responsible for the savings and loan debacle.
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Braunfels Junior Miss Program at the Civic Center. The 27 local contestants have been practicing and rehearsing since Sunday for the preliminary competition, which is Friday night at 7 p.m. at the New Braunfels Civic Center. Admission to the preliminaries is $2 at the door. Dawn Gustafson, above left, performs her dramatic monologue during rehearsal for the talent portion of the show. Contestant Shay Johnson, above right, along with some ‘helping hands,’ rehearses the show’s opening routine. Below, Larry Blinder
gives the Junior Miss contestants some pointers
on attractive hairstyles. Junior Miss Finals are at 7 p.m. Saturday and admission for the finals is $3.50. Tickets are available from any Junior Miss contestant or at the Chamber of Commerce. There is no reserved seating, but a section will be roped off for the parents of the contestants. Albert Flores of KENS-TV will be the master of ceremonies for the big night. The winner of the local competition will go on to participate in the state Junior Miss Program in New Braunfels July 28 through Aug. 5. (Photos by Deryl Clark)
Warning issued for drug tattoos
FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
Brightly colored paper tattoos soaked with LSO look harmless and even cute, but as their popularity comes and goes, parents arc advised to stay on the lookout for their use.
“We always warn, because you never know when it’s going to sneak in,” said Martin Mayer, New Braunfels Police Department spokesman. “But nobody has come forward and said we have another problem. I still want parents to be on the lookout.”
LSD, or lysergic acid diethylamide, is a crystalline compound which causes delusions similar to those found in a psychotic state. Tile drug is used in the study of mental disorders but gained popularity in tile 1960s as a so-called psychedelic drug.
The tattoos, which appear lo be harmless pictures transferred from paper to the skin, have troubled educators as they fall in and out of popu-
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Deputies recover stolen golf carts
A golf cart and golfing equipment, stolen recently from Woodlands Country Club, were recovered in a wooded area near the course Tucsday and Wednesday by sheriffs office detectives.
Suspects entered the course twice and stole two golf carts, shirts, golf balls and tees and did approximately $20,(XX) in damage recently.
One golf cart was recovered Wednesday in a ravine near the course,
said Wayne Holier/, chief deputy Comal County sheriffs office. Nine of the 20 stolen shirts along with golf tees and balls were recovered in a wooded arca near the course Tuesday.
After stealing a golf cart and keys from the Woodlands Country Club last week, the assailants came back Monday night for a second round, according to officials.
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Officers providing AI1 around the world
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
Taking complaints, making decisions, and being the public’s best friend in the dead of the night is why new desk officers at the Comal County sheriffs office are staying up late.
“When (the public) calls in, especially in the middle of the night, they want to talk to somebody they feel has the authority to make a decision,” said Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer about his two desk officers. “It gives the citizens a point of contact that I think is extremely important.”
Tim Schlichting, formerly of the sheriffs office warrant division, and Carl Davis, who ran against Bremer in lite 1984 sheriff s election, are the two desk officers. Both are certified peace officers.
“I’ve always thought we needed a 24-hour-a-day contact with law enforcement officers rather than have (the public) deal through dispatchers," Bremer said. “It takes a load off the dispatchers, too. Dispatchers don’t have to make decisions, they can do their jobs as communicators, which is what they are.”
Bremer said he received a letter
“When (the public) calls in, especially in the middle of the night, they want to talk to somebody they feel has the authority to make a decision. It gives the citizens a point of contact that I think is extremely important.” _SherilT Jack Bremer
recently from a person who said a desk clerk was responsible for saving a life. He wouldn’t dwell on the incident.
The sheriff, who created the positions recently, said the clerks can take calls and make reports without dispatching officers.
“There are a lot of complaints that come in that can be handled by telephone — telephone harassment calls, service station drive-offs. There’s not a whole heck of a lot that an officer can do if he goes out there,” Bremer said. “They don’t have to dispatch an officer all over the county for every incident that comes up.”
Many people come to the sheriff’s
Beautiful weather is here at least through the weekend. The high temperature today is expected to reach 70. Tonight will be cold with the low near 40. The high Friday will be 75 degrees under sunny skies. The low Friday night will be near 40. The high Saturday will be in the upper 60s and die low will be in the upper 30s. Inside:
The Safe City Commission continues their series of neighborhood crime fighting meetings tonight for the Walnut Estates, Palace Heights and North Ridge neighborhoods.
The meeting will start at 7 p.m. at the Memorial Primary School.
Grab some string and bring your imagination to the kite-making workshop at the New Braunfels Children’s Museum Saturday at I and at 2:30 p.m. Kites made during the workshops will be displayed at the museum until the March 30 Taste of the Town celebration of local cuisine at the Civic Center. Then, the kites will be used as decoration for the Taste of the Town, where they will be judged in categories such as most colorful and most creative by visitors to the fundraising event.
Kite workshops are $2, which includes supplies and the admission price to the Kitchens and Cultures exhibit, which the youngsters may tour after the workshop. Adults also are invited to try their hands at kite making. Take your creations to the museum before March 30.
Tickets to the Taste of the Town are $15 and a limited number will be sold so the dozens of participating food-related business participating will know how much food to prepare. Tickets are available at Buck Pottery, Citizens National Bank, Whataburger and the museum in Courtyard Shopping Center.
On another note, youngsters visiting the museum Saturday will get to put their handprints on museum T-shirts or aprons. The museum is open from IO a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday....
New Braunfels Neighborhood Girl Scouts this week celebrated the joint birthdays of Lord and Lady Baden-Powell who founded Scouting. Girls from the Brownie and Girl Scout troops in New Braunfels See officers, Page 2 donned costumes Wednesday for the Thinking Day
Style Show and Tasting Tea Representing various areas are Angela Saad, center, Lebanon, surrounded by, from left, Leslie Opperman, Egypt; Natalie Goff, France, Brandy Watson, Japan; Jenny Walker. Japan; and Stacy Grubbs, Hawaii.
Walkin’ on the wild side
Resident questions plant site selection
By DAVID BUILTA Staff Writer
At least one New Braunfels resident is questioning the site that has been selected for a surface water treatment plant.
David Wallace feels the 12-acrc site New Braunfels Utilities has purchased to build a surface water treatment plant will not be a good source for the drinking water supply because it is downstream from a wastewater treatment plant.
“I’m concerned about the quality of drinking water in New Braunfels,” Wallace said. “I want a surface water treatment plant in New Braunfels, but I do not want to drink water from the sewer plant.”
NBU General Manager Bob Sohn said the site on German Creek in northeast New Braunfels was selected because it is environmentally safe, affordable, close to the Guadalupe River and a place where it will be easiest to get treated water into the city’s water system. The surface water treatment plant will be built approximately two miles downstream from the Gruene Wastewater Treatment plant.
In a Feb. IO interview with the Herald-Zeitung, Sohn said from a pathogenic standpoint, the water discharged from the wastewater facility is better than water already in the river.
“It (the surface water treatment
plant) will be HO percent safe when completed,” Sohn said today.
The Texas Water Commission recently granted NBU a permit to increase flow from the Gruene Wastewater Treatment Plant from 250,(XX) to I million gallons per day. The new permit is more stringent than permits for the Kuchlcr treatment plants.
Under the new permit, chlorine cannot be discharged into the river as it has been in the past. The effluent will be chlorinated to kill germs, then will go tlirough another stage to remove the chlorine.
“We’ve talked with the Texas Department of Health and we’re
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Comal County Emergency Children’s Shelter volunteer meeting, “Spring Pitch-In,” is Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The infor-
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