New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 3, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
HeraM-ZWfung, New Braunfels, Texas
Thursday, January 3, 1991Weather
Comal River.....................................230 cfs (same)
Canyon Lake inflow.............................158 (up 21)
Canyon Lake outflow.............................189 (up 2)
Canyon Lake level..........................906.76 (up .11)
Edwards Aquifer...............................623.64 (same)
Forecasts Highs in the lower 60s through
SOUTH TEXAS - A winter die 50s to near 60 Mon-
weather advisory is in effect for in 1JceuP?cr 9s
the Texas Hill Country through 408 'i?ouShl Sunday the 30s
Friday morning. Cloudy with a Monday. Coastal Bend - Highs in
chance of rain through Friday. upper 60s to near 70 through
Freezing rain is possible in the Suday, the 60s Monday. Lows in
Texas Hill Country through Friday upper 40s and low 50s through
morning. Lows tonight near 30 Munday, the 40s Monday. Lower
Hill Country, otherwise 30s and ^10 (?e Y al ley and plains -
near 40 north to near 50 south. ^ghi “I ?» *TOn&h
High Friday upper 30s Hill Coon- ** ^ Monday. J?ws in the 50s
try, otherwise 40s to near 50 north *rou*h Sunday, the 40s to near 50
and in the 50s south. Monday. Southeast and upper
NORTH TEXAS * Cloudy and coastline - Highs rn the 60s
cold through Thursday. Occasional ^You? Sunday, the 50s to near 60
freezing drizzle west tonight Monday. Lows rn the 40s inland,
changing to drizzle central and ^ coast through Sunday, the
light rain east. Occasional freezing ^0*lo near 40 in,and Monday, the
drizzle again west and north centr- coast.
a1 Thursday morning, occasiwal , NORTH TEXAS -Rain and a
drizzle or light rain elsewhere. few thunderstorms Saturday in all
Chance of rain or sleet during the sections, more rain and thunder-
aftemoon west and central and rain storms Sunday for the east, chance
east. Lows tonight 21 west to 36 of™inm <*ntral
east. Highs Thursday 35 west to 43 J? Jf1* m ^ mw* Sunday. West -
east Colder and possible sleet or snow
WEST TEXAS -Cloudy tonight SuS^SL, cloudy Monday,
and Friday with widely WEST TEXAS — Chance of
rain showers southern portions ra*n freez*n8 fain in Panhandle
West Texas Friday. Lows tonight South plains Saturday, show-
from middle teens Panhandle to ers elsewhere. Partly cloudy Sun-
the upper 20s Permian Basin and Monday. Colder Sunday
Concho Valley, near 30 far West ,n and South Plains.
Texas. Highs Friday lower 30s The State
Panhandle, mid 40s Permian Basin An Arctic cold front moved into
and upper 50s far West Texas. Texas early today, bringing with
Extended forecasts ^ ** a’rea,,of freezmg dri“!e'
uwiimv wiwaaid sleet or snow for a vast area of the
Saturday-Monday state through Friday.
SOUTH TEXAS — Mostly The National Weather Serivce
cloudy with a chance of rain Satur- today issued winter weather advi-
day and Sunday, cooler with rain sones for freezing drizzle and
diminishing by Monday. Hill snow from the Panhandle through
country and south central areas • the South Plains.
Britain expels Iraqis, diplomatsBirths
Out of town
Tommy and Deborah Fikac; 7-pound 13-ounce boy; Dec. 19 at DeTar Hospital in Victoria. Grandparents are Sam and Janie Cathcart and Frank and Jo Ann Fikac.
Douglas and Janice Edwards; 7-pound 10-ouncc girl; Dec. 19 at Matagorda General Hospital in Bay City. Grandparents are Frank and Jo Ann Fikac and Jess and Carol Gene Edwards of Garden Ridge.Fire calls
New Braunfels Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service responded to the following calls Wednesday.
,10:09 a.m. — Transported 91-year-old female who fell at Kirkwood Manor to McKenna Memorial Hospital.
• 12:45 p.m. — Structure fire reported in 400 block of South Syca-Obituaries
more. Determined it was steam coming from a clothes dryer.
•4:24 p.m. — Tractor-trailer fire in the 800 block of Interstate 35. Fire was in the engine compartment.
•7:58 p.m. — Emergency transfer from MMH to Medical Center Hospital in San Antonio. Transported a 16-year-old female with pregnancy complications.
Mary E. Williamson
Services for Mary Elizabeth Williamson of New Braunfels will be at 2 pjn. Friday at Zoeller Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth King officiating. Burial will be at San Marcos City Cemetery at 3 p.m.
Mrs. Williamson, 92, died Jan. I, 1991, at Colonial Manor Care Center. The daughter of Turner and Emma (nee Layton) Cole mon, she was bom May 8, 1898, in Hineston, La. She married Charles Elbert Williamson in September 1921 in San Marcos. Mr. Williamson died in 1975.
A resident of the city since 1973, she was a housewife and a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter. Mary (Wcldy) Thomas of New Braunfels; a Kin. Charles E. Williamson Jr. of McQueeney; a sister, Emma Foremon of Boerne; a brother-in-law, Doyle Williamson of San Marcos; six grand-childrcn; and seven greatgrandchildren.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church.
Omar L Harrington
Services for Omar L. Harrington of New Braunfels will be at 2 pin. First Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Cloningcr of Austin officiating. Burial will be at Lancs Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. Harrington, 79, died Jan. I, 1991, at Kirkwood Manor. The son of Lou and Lila (nee Smith) Harrington, he was bom Aug. 25,1911, in Dallas He married Carlcne Harrington Aug. 15,1915, in Corpus Christi.
A resident cif the city for 1-1/2 years, he was retired from the U.S. Army as a major, and served in World War II and Korea. He was a member of the Methodist church, a Master Mason and York Rite Mason and a Shriller and was active in church and the Boy Scouts of America.
Survivors include his wife, Carbene
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The White House today made “one last attempt” to hold direct U.S.-Iraqi talks, proposing a meeting next week between Secretary of State James A. Baker in and Iraq's foreign minister aimed at preventing a war.
Britain? meanwhile, expelled eight members of the Iraqi Embassy staff in London and deported 67 other Iraqis, citing threats by Iraq to attack Western targets if war breaks out in the Persian Gulf.
The move raised the immediate possibility of retaliation against the six British diplomats remaining in Baghdad.
President Bush’s offer came a dozen days before the Jan. 15 U.N. deadline for Iraq to pull out of Kuwait or face a possible attack. Bush had previously said a top-level, U.S.-Iraq meeting on the crisis should occur by today to give Iraq time to withdraw from Kuwait by the U.N. deadline.
“He is ready to make one last attempt to go the extra mile,” White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said of the new offer for a Baker meeting with Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz. But Fitzwater said the meeting would underscore U.S. resolve to end the crisis with a complete Iraqi withdrawal.
“No negotiations, no compromise, no attempts at face saving and no rewards for aggression,” he said.
Fitzwater said the Bush administration offered the meeting in Switzerland from Monday to Wednesday, but that Saddam Hussein had not yet responded. Iraq’s ambassador to the United States said earlier today that Baghdad was open to talks. “We are very flexible,” Ambassador Mohamed Al-Mashat said on the CBS program “This Morning.”
The U.S. offer came amid a series of diplomatic efforts, including a meeting today in Baghdad betweenDrugs
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Collector Gloria Clennan.
Also arrested was Jaime Yzaguirre, 34, of New Braunfels. He was charged with possession of marijuana over four ounces. Bond was pending for both men at presstime.
Confiscated at Yzaguirre’s house around 7:30 p.m. was a large amount of cash, marijuana, five guns, scales and baggies.
“Obviously from the money that was there, the bags, the scales and the supply it alerts us that they were dealing in drugs,” Headen said.
The bust was the first for Gritta, who has been on the force with her handler Spencer Gremmer for about a week.
“The dog cuts down in time of the search and increases the chances of locating the dope,” Headen said. “It’s just a whole new dimension added to the department where she can locate it where ever it’s at.
“They (drug dealers) keep coming up with new and ingenious ways bf hiding this stuff that makes it harder and harder for the officers to find it,” he said. “They don’t keep it in the cookie jar anymore.”County.
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the regular session or keep it before the session. Commissioners also are considering whether to schedule one night meeting of the court once a month, allowing more citizens to
The court meets at 9 a.m. every Thursday for a workshop session and at IO for an action agenda. The court meets in the Commissioners Court Courtroom, third floor of the Courthouse Annex.Surgeon.
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Harrington of New Braunfels; a daughter, Kathleen Harrington of Austin; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Janet Harrington of Pittsburg; sister and brother-in-law. Louise and Walter Griswold of West Virginia; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Mari Harrington of California; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Alma B. Dauer
Services for Alma Bertha Dauer, former resident of New Braunfels, will be at 11 a m. Saturday at Doep-pcnschmidt Funeral Home with the Rev. Ardic Kendig of New Braunfels officiating. Burial will be at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park,
Mrs. Dauer, 94, died Jan. I, 1991, at Normandy Terrace Nursing Home in San Antonio. The daughter of August and Mary (nee Mcue) Hom-bostel, she was bom Sept. 15,18%, in New Braunfels. She married Harry Dauer in 1913 in New Braunfels. Mr. Dauer died Nov. 1,1976.
A lifetime resident of New Braunfels, Mrs. Dauer had been a homemaker and a member of First Protestant United Church of Christ.
She is survived by four daughters, Viola and Vernon Piper of San Antonio, Coriennc Bombers of San Antonio, Ottilia Foster of Sumter, S.C., and Elcanora and Larry Harvey of St. Petersburg; a son, Harry and Darlene Dauer Jr. of New Braunfels; a brother, Alvin Hombostel of Baytown, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 15 greatgrandchildren; and one greatgrandchild.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. Friday until service time saturday at Doeppcnschmidt Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society. P.O. Box 310241, New Braunfels. Texas 78131-0241.
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also will sec and learn about some of the fine feathered friends in the parking and will discover the birds’ needs such as food, water, shelter and nesting sites.
Fee is S3 per person and everyone must pre-register to attend. Register at the parks office at HO Golf Course. Call the park ranger at 629-PARK ...
Plans for the Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Banquet to be held Jan. 25 arc under way and tickets arc on sale now. The theme for this year’s banquet is “Milestone to the Future” and the program will feature a slide show and dialogue concerning Chamber accomplishments over the past 20 years. Awards will be presented to 1990 recipients, including the Besscrung Award, which is given each year to the person who has made outstanding contributions to the community and is kept secret until the time of presentation at the banquet. A buffet dinner will be served and tickets, $12 again this year, mayCongress
The surgery, which is an advanced gallbladder surgery, was announced at McKenna Memorial Hospital last summer.
be purchased at the Chamber office or from any Blue Coat or Chamber Board member. Call the chamber office, 625-2385, for more information....
In an effort to fully equip the Comal County Women’s Center Shelter, the staff is asking for donations of the following items: 60 watt light bulbs, wall clock, coffee uiblc, trash cans (inside and outside), trash bags, diaper pail, bathroom cleaners, water hose, desk and chair, weed cater, bathroom and kitchen towels, sheets and pillows, toilet paper and napkins, plastic mattress and pillow covers, suitcases, lamps, dressers, twin beds and shower curtains.
Items for the shelter office arc also needed, they include: “paid” rubber stamp, postage stamps, phone, copy paper, answering machine, wall clock, poster boards, markers, file cabinets, trash cans, batteries.
Anyone able to help the center should call the office at 620-7520. The shelter receives limited funding from grants and community support.
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One new member of the Senate, Paul Wcllstonc, D-Minn., made a plea against a gulf war during an appearance at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. “This is not the lime to rush to war,” he said Wednesday. But the president of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Mary Stout, contended it was inappropriate to use the memorial for political purposes.
So far, leaders have not decided what shape the debate on the gulf situation should take. Supporters of Bush’s policy would like a simple endorsement of the threat of military force, while opponents arc seeking an assertion that Bush cannot go to war without prior approval from Congress
On the domestic front, things arc just as murky.
With the economy well into a recession, Congress’ instinct is to pump federal dollars into programs that could soften the blow. Bul the growing deficit leaves little money to spend.
Rep. Tom Downey, D-N.Y., has vowed to seek improvements in unemployment benefits, which now reach only one-third of unemployed workers because of money shortages.
U.S. Charge d’Affaires Joseph C. Wilson IV and Iraqi Foreign Ministry officials about the possibility of Baker talks, sources in Baghdad said on condition of anonymity.
In other diplomatic efforts, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak reportedly arrived in Libya today to meet with the leaders of Syria, Libya and Sudan.
Officials from Iran, Turkey and Pakistan planned to meet today in Islamabad. The European Community was to discuss the gulf crisis Friday, and Jordan’s King Hussein is visiting European leaders in advance of the meeting.
Baker will be traveling abroad next week for a round of meetings with allies in the anti-Iraq coalition before the U.N. deadline.
The Bush administration is backing a peace effort by the 12-nation European Community but has said that any plan by Iraq “must comply in full”
with UJM. demands for a complete pullout.
In London, Britain announced it was expelling the diplomats and resident Iraqis. The Foreign Office spokewoman said it was “clearly prudent to take all precautions” in case of a war in the gulf.
The eight Iraqi Embassy staff members were given 24 hours to leave the country, and their families must go within a week, the Foreign Office said.
Home Secretary Kenneth Baker deported 67 Iraqis resident in Britain, saying he considered their presence “not to be in the public good for reasons of national security.” They have until Jan. IO to leave.
Iraq invaded Kuwait on Aug. 2 in a dispute over oil, land and money. The Baghdad government has resisted the pressure of a militarily enforced U.N. embargo aimed at forcing a Withdrawal.Talks
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lomatic pressure on Iraq should be continued.
“We will encourage the president to stay the course that he himself set out,” Mitchell said. “The president has told us several times that he has not yet made the decision to use force.”
Earlier, the White House denounced a suggestion by House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt that Congress might cut off funds for the military if Bush orders a military strike without congressional approval.
Gephardt, D-Mo., said in a television interview Saturday that Bush would “contravene a very important pan of our Constitution” if he ordered military action on his own.
“ If he chooses to do that, and I earnestly hope he does not, then I think the Congress has to reach to the only tool left to it, which is to cut off the funding for the war, for the effort,” Gephardt told Cable Network News.
“We think that it’s a very dangerous proposition to propose that they would cut off funding for American troops in Saudi Arabia,” Fitzwater said. “No way we’d know what was
in his mind when he said that.”
Gephardt spokesman David Dreyer said what his boss “was saying is that there is a clear way to avoid this situation and that is for President Bush to follow the clear meaning of the Constitution and to seek and then to receive an authorization from Congress in the event we have to go to war.”
Dreyer added that Gephardt believed Congress would wily move to cut off funds with great reluctance — and that there was no question of Bush’s right to order military action if provoked.
Bush, in a television interview broadcast Wednesday night, said he wanted congressional support for his policies. But he indicated anew that he did not think specific congressional permission for military action was required.
“We’ve used military force 200 limes in history and I think there have been five declarations of war,” Bush told interviewer David Frost in a session taped Dec. 16 and aired on Public Broadcasting Service stations.
“I want the support of Congress. I want Congress on board,” Bush added.
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Major purposes of the plan are to identify and quantify existing municipal, industrial, agricultural and other water uses throughout the Basin; make projections for future water requirements through the year 2040; identify potential areas of water shortage; identify potential regional water supply systems; and prepare preliminary cost estimates for propsed facility improvements, conservation and education programs.
The board also authorized payment for the debt service for the conservation storage portion of Canyon Lake. This annual payment of $308,890.22 will continue to be made to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, assuring storage rights in the reservoir through the year 2026.
The construction of Canyon Reservoir was made possible by GBRA’s commitment to repay the federal government for the costs of its storage capacity. In return, GBRA is permitted to divert the reservoir’s yield of50,000 acrc-fcci of water per year from the reservoir and contract for the sale of stored water to municipal industrial
and agricultural users.
Major users include Central Power and Light Company; B.P. Chemical Company; GAF Corporation; Union Carbide Corporation; Carbon/ Graphite Group, Inc.; Structural Metals, Inc.; Standard Gypsum Corporation; the cities of Port Lavaca, New Braunfels and San Marcos; and water supply corporations like Crystal Gear, Springs Hill, Gonzales County, Calhoun County Rural and Green Valley.
During fiscal 1990, commitments for the delivery of stored water from Canyon Reservoir reached 32,629 acre-feet per annum.
Attending were directors Taylor, Schneider, Ripley, Blackwell, Moore, vice-chairman Warren P. Kirksey of Lockhart, Joseph P. Kelly of Victoria and Preston Surfer of Long Mott. Attending from GBRA were John H. Specht, general manager; David Welsch, director of planning and development; James L. Cooksey, controller; Fred Blumberg, operations manager; Tommy Hill, chief engineer, and Jim Amst. water quality services supervisor.
Board accepts annual report
Legislation is likely, as well, to spend money already in federal transportation oust funds for new public works projects.
Mitchell said he expects various efforts at reducing taxes, and Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y., already has signaled he plans to revive his plan for a Social Security payroll lax cut.
“What I think should occur is tax relief for the middle class and working class,” Mitchell said, echoing a theme that played well for Democrats in the elections.
Other top domestic issues Mitchell listed were campaign finance reform; health care; and the environment, perhaps through a recycling bill. Another run is expected at a bill to require a seven-day waiting period and a police background check before purchase of a handgun.
The new Congress will be better paid than its predecessor.
For House members, a 25 percent raise kicks in this month, boosting their salaries to $125,100, a reward for voting a package of ethics reforms in 1989 that included an end to the practice of accepting speaking fees, or honoraria, from special interest groups. Senators will make $101,900, but can accept up to $28,100 in honoraria.
The 1990 Annual Financial Report was presented to the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority board of directors by Dale Hamilton of the auditing firm KPMG Peat Marwick at the December meeting, held in Seguin.
Prior to its presentation, the report was examined by GBRA Audit Committee members Herb Schneider of New Braunfels, Alex Fish of Boerne and Jeu Ripley of Gonzales. According to GBRA board chairman John C. Taylor of Seguin, an audit of GBRA financial records is performed annually by an independent certified public accountant selected by the board. It was reported by auditors that the financial records present fairly the
financial position of GBRA through Aug. 31,1990.
GBRA is a subdivision of the state, created by the Texas Legislature in 1935. Services provided by GBRA include water and wastewater treatment. hydroelectric generation, water sales and delivery, and water quality testing.
According lo GBRA’s enabling act. an audit conducted within 90days of the end of each calendar year is required. Copies arc filed with the Texas Water Commsission, the State Treasurer, County Clerk’s office in each of the IO counties in the Gada-lupc River Basin, and at the GBRA General Office in Seguin.
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