New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 17, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
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Comal River.......... 299 cfs (down 5)
Water Canyon inflow........ 509 cfs (down 9)
I-. . Canyon outflow....... 800 cfs (down 9)
Water! Edwards Aquifer 625.68 (down .03)
Canyon Lake level .... 911.63 (down .05)
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New Braunfels. Texas
Vol. 94-No. 140
July 17,1985 25 Cents
30 Pages —3 Sections
down on illegal viewing
From staff and wire reports
People who pirate cable service are being warned that beginning Sept. I, such thefts are a crime that could bring jail sentences.
Mark Morrison, chief technician with New Braunfels Cable, said cable pirates are a major problem.
“We have an abundance of people who have free cable.' Morrison said.
“We're trying to catch all the people who are watching cable for free," Morrison said Wo re not getting a dime from those people.”
Morrison expects that if the new cable law is enforced. New Braunfels Cable's business could increase from IO to 15 percent.
“If they are receiving cable TV
programing and not paying for it, the show’s over,” said Bill Arnold, executive secretary of the Texas Cable TV Association, which began issuing the warnings Tuesday.
For the next 45 days, cable companies will conduct an advertising campaign to alert Texans of the new law and urge them to comply, Arnold said.
“Our goal is not to put people in jail. Our goal is to stop the theft of our product by educating the public,” he said
The legislature this year enacted the law making cable TV theft a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in jail arid a SI.OOO
See CA BLK, Page 12A
Reagan's cancer should not have long-term effect
Members of the newly-formed Rivers Advisory Board, along with members of other local groups, toured part of the Guadalupe River Tuesday evening. The River board plans to look at the second half of the Guadalupe River July 30 and will tube the Comal (and
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boat Lake Dunlap) in August. Parks director David Whatley, in kayak, suggested the trips to help the new board members familiarize themselves with the area's waterways
Courthouse bids come in low
WASHINGTON r AI*» President Reagan s cancer should have practically no long-term effect on the way he functions as head of state or even on his lavonte hobby, horseback riding The 74-year-old president s doctors and other experts in the field agree that unless Reagan has a recurrence of his disease, which they say is not likely, the worst residual effect of his surger) will be the nuisance of frequent medical tests to check for signs of possible cancer spread By the time Reagan leaves Bethesda Naval Hospital this weekend or early next week, they say. he will have lost several pounds but will be eating a normal diet and should regain his strength over the next few weeks Unless future tests turn up another tumor, which could require further surgery, Reagan can expect to return within a few months to riding horses, cutting brush at his California ranch and tending to the affairs of state as he did before he entered the hospital.
Although tentative plans for Reagan to attend a Republican fund
raiser in Richmond. Va., and the “Frontier Days” rodeo in Cheyenne. Wyo., later in the month had to be scratched, the presidents aides expect hun to make his first formal public appearance next week for the state visit of Chinese President la Xiannian.
Reagan's talks with the 78-year-old la may be curtailed somewhat and held in the residential quarters of the White House to save both men the walk to the West Wing offices. But Reagan is expected to spend much of the day and evening participating in the formal ceremonies and black-tie dinner accorded a visiting head of state
Reagan has not eaten since last Wednesday, when he began a fast to prepare for the intestinal examination that led to the discovery of his tumor.
The subsequent removal of a two-foot section of his colon left him temporarily without bowel function, and he lias been fed intravenously since the surgery. But presidential
See REAGAN, Page 12A
Bids on the new Courthouse Annex came in Tuesday considerably below the lo million budget with the apparent low bidder. Spaw-Glass of San Antonio, at $4 045 million Of the 14 companies that requested bid packets, ll returned bids, ranging up to 14 763 million by Miner-Dederick of Houston The cost includes removal of the present Annex, deemed structurally unsound by an engineering consultant hired by the county And the new buldmg will be erected on the same site next to the Courthouse. County commissioners approved
the sale of 15 million in certificates of obligation at the beginning of the year to pay for the three-story building with five-level parking garage
Five alternatives were also bid on, and Spaw-Glass was not consistently the lowest bid on each But none of the alternatives involved a difference of more than 125.000
The next apparent low bid was $4,126 million offered by Kunz Construction of San Antonio. Then came McIntosh Construction of San Antonio with a bid of $4 152 million.
Next, Baxter Construction of Houston offered a $4,261 million bid. R D. Lowman General Contractor of El Paso bid $4,329 million. Krueger Construction of Victoria offered a $4,349 million bid. HH. Zachary of San Antonio bid $4,427 million Other bids included a $4,588 million bid from Contemj>orary Enterprises of San Antonio; $4,697 million from Hill Construction of Houston; $4.76 million from Bartlett Cocke Jr. of San Antonio, and $4,763 from Miner-Dederick.
“Its great to have some room to work with,” Commissioner Bill
George commented, referring to the bids coming in below estimate.
The extra money will partially be used to do some remodeling w ork on the Courthouse, County Judge Fred Clark said, But it won t be extensive remodeling.”
Areas that were mentioned for remodeling include the old jail, part of which would be made into a juvenile detention center, and the elevator, which would be moved, allowing that corner entrance to be re-opened. That entrance would accommodate the flow of traffic from the Annex.
Waldrip resigns from board
New Braunfels School Trustee Margy Waldrip resigned her position at Tuesday night’s board meeting, and the board is looking for a replacement.
Waldrip. a freshman and sophomore English teacher in Seguin 1SD, wrote in her letter of resignation that she must resign to pursue employment “back at home” in New
•Before I can apply for any position here, I have to resign,” Waldrip, who has served since 1978, explained af ie the meeting.
The board passed a unanimous motion with regrets At the end of the meeting, board president Bob Self announced that
anyone living in Distirct 5 who was interested in Waldrip’s position should contact or send a letter of interest to Superintendent Charles
“The board will be appointing someone in 30 days,” Self said.
Out of the three-year term Waldrip was elected to, 21 months remain,
The committee to name the new elementary, composed of Trustees Garland Uoyd, Aguinaldo “Nayo” Zamora, and Self, will meet Thursday , Self said. Anyone who wants to submit a name should send to the school administration with ‘‘Attention: Bob Self ” on it.
Cibolo plans to annex
CIBOLO - The city council voted Tuesday night to annex 392.461 acres into the city limits.
The city was requested by Hie Cibolo, S A. Corporation, owner of the land, to annex the property City Manager David Harp said the city still has to file information with the state to make the annexation complete.
The land is north of Cibolo between FM 1103 and Country l^ane. It extends north to Tolle Road.
Harp said the city has not decided
on the zoning of the property. He expects the property owners to request residential zoning.
In other business, the city council approved an ordinance establishing mandatory anchorage for mobile homes within the city limits.
Prior to the regular council meeting, the planning and zoning comnussion and the city council held a public hearing to discuss establishing a special overlay district.
See CIBOLO, Page 12A
A 20-percent chance for afternoon thunder showers remains in die forecast for today and Thursday. Otherwise skies will be partly cloudy; temperatures will reach the mid-90s during the day and drop to the lower-70s overnight. Southerly winds will vary from 10-15 mph. Tuesday’s high was 95.
OCRYl CLARK HE RAI D ZEI TUNG National Again
Jesse Corona with Star Erection Co., looks like he might make a good tightrope walker. But he's practicing first on a beam at the New Braunfels ISD elementary school currently under construction on County Line Road. The original September
completion date on the new elementary school has been pushed back to sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
’Hie National League, behind a powerhouse pitching performance, won Tuesday’s All-Star Game for the 13th time in 14 years. Sports, Page 9A