New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 26, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Tower starts campaign for Cabinet nomination
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Tower is going public with his campaign to become defense secretary as President Bush vows to go face-to-face with wavering senators in an effort to win enough Democratic
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Sale rumors pan , new owner axes Landry
Alter nearly three decades as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, Tom Landry was released by the team’s new owner, Arkansas oilman Jerry Jones. University of Miami Coach Jimmy Johnson has been hired to replace Landry,
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look back 1988 progress
Local leaders in government and business look back at 1988 and how the city and its residents have fared as well as looking ahead to the progress they expect this year.
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Vol. 137, No. 76
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
February 26, 1989
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See SHELTER, Page 2A
Warm weather is going to continue but the skies will be mostly cloudy this morning turning partly cloudy by afternoon. Winds will be out off the south at 15 to 25 miles per hour. The high today will be 77 degrees. The low tonight will be 55. Partly cloudy conditions will continue Monday and the high will be near 80. The low Monday night will be in the
Comal County Water Oriented Recreation District board of directors is seeking persons interested in serving on committees ranging from the district’s master plan to public relations.
The board is seeking input through its committees of all the different interec’ ’ within the district and Comal County. These com'nitice members will be devoting their efforts toward the success and betterment of the district.
Persons interested in serving on master planning should contact John Landry at 625-4778; health and safety
— Tom Guinn, 899-4566; public relations — Leon Childers, 438-3367; upper Guadalupe River — Harry Heimer, 885-7115; Canyon Lake area
— Tom Guinn, 899-4566; lower Guadalupe River — John Landry, 625-4778
For more information, call WORD administrator Betty Walls at 620-5544.
Volunteers arc desperately needed to help out with some of the fun activities at the Get in die Swing golf tournament March 4 at Woodlands Country Club. Helpers are needed in the morning or afternoon and the activity won’t be physically strenuous, but will be fun. The tournament, sponsored by Miller Wholesale Beer, is part of a day full of fun planned by the local chapter of the American Heart Association. A card tournament will be inside the country club and is open to anyone from IO a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m.
A style show will be held during the luncheon. The day will be capped off with a Salute to the Forties dance at Heidelberg Halle. Tickets to the dance are $10 in advance or $12 at the door and are available at City Pharmacy and Vollbrecht’s Pharmacy and at The Pit Stop at Canyon Lake. To volunteer to help out at the golf tournament, call Bud Dallmann at 625-6342....
Safe City Commission continues its series of neighborhood meetings Monday for the Torrey,
Union and Lincoln streets neighborhood. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church gym. For more information call 620-SAFE....
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Ann-Terese Matschek could have taken one of the lines from her
talent performance when she was named 1989 New Braunfels Junior Miss Saturday night at the Civic Center. Twenty-seven high school students took part in the annual contest sponsored by Lambda Psi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. Matschek wins scholarships along with other prizes and a chance to compete for the state crown later this year in New Braunfels. For more photos and information, see Pages 2A and 1B. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
County schedules public hearings
Public hearings concerning regular-ng sexually oriented businesses and jetting speed limits on sections of River Road in Comal County are set for the coming weeks.
Residents are encouraged to attend and voice their opinions at the hearings.
County commissioners will consider regulating the location of sexually oriented businesses Feb. 27 at I p.m. in the commissioner’s courtroom at the Comal County Courthouse Annex.
Precinct 2 Commissioner Neil Craigmile proposed, the order to curb the businesses if they move to Comal County.
Commissioners will also consider setting the speed limit on certain sec
tions of River Road at 20 mph March 20 at I p.m. in the commissioner’s courtroom.
Sections being considered include 750 feet cither side of the bridge over Hueco Springs; bridges at the first, second, and third crossing; 1,000 feet above the bridge at the fourth crossing, which is toward Saltier; and 1,200 feet below the bridge at the fourth crossing, which is toward New Braunfels.
If citizens have comments, suggestions, or questions they can call County Judge Fred Clark, Precinct I Commissioner J.L. “Jumbo” Evans, Precinct 2 Commissioner Neil Craigmile, Precinct 3 Commissioner Pat Hernandez or Precinct 4 Commissioner Clyde Jacobs Jr. at 620-5501.
City eyes computer needs
The City of New Braunfels could hire a firm to evaluate its computer needs.
City Manager Paul Grohman will ask City Council to accept a proposal for a computcr-necds analysis at a regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday in New Braunfels Utilities meeting room.
“We’re hoping to get a computer system which will work well and meet our needs over the long haul,” Grohman said. “We feel with the right equipment we can do a much better job in the public safety arca.
He is advising the city not get locked into dealing with only one vendor because it limits software and tends to create higher costs. “We want flexibility,” Grohman said.
The outside organization would study the city’s needs and suggest equipment to meet those needs. A firm would
then write specifications for the computer equipment and help with the bidding process and continue working with the city until the equipment is implemented.
Council will also consider authorizing Grohman to advertise for bids for the San Antonio Street-Santa Clara Avenue Drainage project. The project is funded by a 1985 bond issue. It might cost more than original projections because it is being upgraded to a 25-year storm from a two-year storm capacity.
“It may cost more money but it will do 12 times as much good,” Grohman said. There will be a 96 percent chance the project can handle flooding problems in the area and only a 4 percent chance it cannot. The two-year storm
See CITY, Page 2A
A place for children
Shelter provides place for youngsters facing emergency
By DAVID BUILTA Staff Writer
Removing a child from home is a traumatic experience. A local children’s shelter helps ease fears to decrease trama as much as possible.
Comal County Encrgcncy Children’s Shelter creates a nurturing environment when a child is removed from home. The shelter, 307 W. Bridge, is a child care facility licensed by the Texas Department of Human
Services to provide 24-hour-a-day care for children in need of emergency placement.
The shelter accepts boys and girls from birth through IO years of age without regard to race, religion, or national origin. It may have a maximum of six children in residence. Length of stay is determined by the age of a child. Children under 5 years of* age may stay up to seven days and
children 5 to IO years old may live at the shelter for 30 days.
Comal Emergency Children’s Shelter opened in November 1987 because Comal County Child Welfare Board and Texas Department of Human Services found there was a need for a shelter in the county. Before the facility opened children were placed in
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
A warrant raid Friday night resulted in the arrest of 26 local residents and the clearance of approximately 62 warrants as county and city officers began an era of new cooperation and a method to unclog the drain of backed up warrants.
“Hopefully there will be a long line here come Monday morning with people wanting to pay their outstanding fines,” said Lt. Rudy Rubio, Comal County sheriffs office. “I think (the raid) will awaken them to their responsibilities. Our main objective is to get the word out to the community.”
City and county officials plan more warrant raids in the future.
“We exceeded our expectations by 150 percent,” said New Braunfels Police Department warrants officer Bobby Owens after the raid. “We’re hoping to see a lot of people coming in on their own because of the warrant raid. They will get the idea we’re not playing games.”
Approximately 4,000 warrants remain outstanding in the county
See ARRESTS, Page 2A
Key legislators to lead conference
Key legislators will be featured at the 23rd Annual Texas Legislative Conference at New Braunfels Civic Center March 9 and IO.
Lt. Gov. William P. Hobby will be honored as Texan of the year March 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Civic Center.
Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Kent Hance, who is chairing the conference, will present the Texan of the Year Award to Hobby. Former recipients of the award include President George Bush, Secretary of State Jim Baker and U.S. Senators Lloyd Bentsen and Phil Gramm.
The conference will open March IO with a morning address by Hobby, followed by address by Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives Gib Lewis. A question-and-answer session will follow each presentation and will be moderated by Glenn Biggs, president of the Texas Chamber of Commerce.
The morning session will also
include a panel of legislators discussing critical topics which are being considered by the 71st Legislature.
Topics include public education, workers’ compensation insurance reform, the state budget and tax equity. Panel mambers will be State Senators Bill Haley and Cin-di Krier; Representatives Ernestine Glossbrenner, Dan Morales and Richard Smith; and Director of Budget and Planning for the governor’s office Ronald Lindsey. Representative Edmund Kuempel will moderate the panel.
Carter Casteel, arrangements committee chairman for the conference, said there will be two luncheon speakers on national issues. They are U.S. Congressman Michael Andrews from Houston and another U.S. Congressman to be announced. Andrews serves on the Ways and Means Committee. Bob Krueger will moderate the national issues program.
Lt. Gov. William P. Hobby
The conference is open to the public. There is an advance discount for people registering before March I. For registration informa-
Speaker Gib Lewis
non contact the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 311417, New Braunfels, 78131-1417 or call 625-2385.
Comal County sheriff’s deputy Tim Schlichting, background, sorts through warrants while New Braunfels Police officer Bobby Owens, center, and George Smith, reserve constable, go through the files (Photo by Deryl Clark)