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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 29, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas NB cinderpersons off to sunny California, Page 12A New Braunfels yiv Vol 134 NO 146 Wednesday Stammtisch IT New Braunfels C hildren’s Museum will sponsor a hands-on art exhibit in late August but before then the folks need to raise a feu coins To that end the sponsors will collect tin cans for redemption lf you have any and want to have them picked up or are willing to deliver them to the ladies call Susan Poteet .it 625 NTT Terry Buck at    or    I -oui se Nelson .it HUO look The 24th \nnual .latin * Family Reunion will tie Sunday Aug 2 in Lauhach Hall Hwy 123N in Seguin Reuniting Kgins at about ll a rn and continues until the cows go home or w hone vet Kach familv 1* asked to bring a vegetable salad or dessert B.irhe'u«' leans tea cot fee and cating utensils will n fur nisheti Organisers voted that anyone war ting t* ct or *<.p drink* should tiring their owl. there will tie games dominoes volleyball etc Also a bum h of awards will be given Juan I *e Dio* Mendoza ttw* h year old New Braunfels boy struck bv a car July I. ami recovering in a san Antonio hog tai needs help Medu ai expenses are substantial A fund has been set up at First I i-tlel at .Savings A laiati \*mh la hon bul only a few people have dropped by I *» make a donation It you can afford to do *<* vou might help the Men lozas liurilai. armer ik livery agene irs churrh«-s and int*: **ste*t itiz**tis wti. meet from Y oioll - a rn I burs day tomorrow at 142 Comal for a conferem »* on w ,c* ie belter serve I*..* im nine people Speakers for tilt t aa ; u<ie r epr rent alive* from the san Antonio F «mm1 Bank Their ai* mitred hur.gry people sn ( omaS c ountv Bor additional in formation t ah s ana Matt ice or Clitia: At bott af i lie 292 *»4d litres tors of ari a taxpayer assoria t n*fts a iii ti*' on hand for th** IO a rn event at • »ak Hills Inn i \ Stubbs tax a* tiv a .ital tai show tor a re cent i tonal ’ luted taxpaver* forum here is likely going to be th** next presutenl of I AC I IGI is ions* organizatton of taxpayer organize turns that generally want to dismal! tie central appraisal districts and reform Ila stale s tax code I he .ism*. tattoo s leadership wants to re HUH* election of appl anal district t*)drd* of directors abolish rnghest and la st um criteria in appraisal* an I (or« * permission for pro|a*rtv owners to 5«s late their own cer I if uni value* Che forum Saturday will include an overview of a vane tv of legislation pending and pashas! to the Texas legislature men Elliott animal control of fu et for tt»** County of Comal wnhes to clarify that animal In roses in tin* county are 4 - a year for rum neutered animals i> lifetime license Ie* for neutered animals I he Foster families of t binal and Guadalui** counties celebrate*! their annual faintly outing at banda Park on Sunday with a barbecue picnic games arni pit/*** Chey would like to public Iv thank the local mer chants whose donations help'd make it possible Buy hor less UC B and Pen Foods They art* grateful for the help ll you re looking for something different don't look at the weather forecast Pays will in* partly cloudy to mostly sunny and HOT for a while with highs in the mid ans urul low* iii the low ?os The Menu BUSINESS    DA Cl ASSN III)    b    9B COMICS    AB CROSSWORD    3A DEAR ABBY    2A EDUCAHON    IDA ENTER! AIN ME N T    10A KALEIDOSCOPE    I    6b SPORTS    I?    TAA WEATHER     2A July 29. 1987 25 Cents New Braunfels Herald Publishing Company 707 landa St New Braunfels, Texas 781 30 (LISPS 377 800 Two Sections 26 Pages Pedro Rrduer of Cahaba Construct! orbing frame a at Car' vK.5an Canyon Middle School project exciting staff Bf SAWAN OUK E Starr Ant*r i any on Mid I e *. Cml student* arni feat tier* are lacing .» few more week* of dealing with a leaky root a* d outdated (aedine* n lh**a old - bool building when sc bi nil begin* ;n september I Hiring a tcur of the new «    «* i inst met ton *ite I ae* lay I any on Middle **» bool prtn ipai Roy Linnart/ said tie and tea* bets ,|| ttle ** )M*>I are hupltig tile * or Isl rue! ion of th** new building i* completed by *>r-t oiler I < an t Ie vou how ex* it***I every Univ is to be moving be said .Kidmg (fiat be and the te.n hers are extremely ap preciativeof the (.'omul lsD patrons who passe*! the t*ond e!«s non approving funds for Hie const nut ion of the new building lh** new building will house roughly * w> middle sch**o| students The existing building at 127 * Texas Kl F is smipiv not adequate tor I he* needs of the growing student IkmIv l.innart/ said About Chi student* attended the current middle *ctiool eigfit working there The same tiuilding built in iv * will bouse * hi* larger efirollnHMit in September Vie re ext refuel v ex* Hist about getting out of the building we re in flow th** principal said i int* thing that * going to I** neat is we ll have a meet I ng place Finnan said while show .ng off the flew building on Freified Road north**.**! of * a nyon High School We dtdn * have that before We hail to meet in the gy m at the old building and it wa* hot The new building which is nearing completion has a large commons area in th** center The commons features a stag** and I* near the cafeteria serving Un* I mnart/ said the room will tx used (or student and parent meetings Cahaba Construction of Houston is building th** new school (or $3 t i million The con st ruction company is expected to complete work at the sit** rn See MIDDLE Page2A Alarm measure gets last council reading Bv DAVID MAY Start Writer The third and final reading of an amended burglar alarm system ordinance was approved by City I ouncil Monday but not t**fore discussion again centered around a controversial 424 annual permit bx* Some council members express cd concern that the (»*«* might keep some citizens from installing a system though the f**c s purpose and amount was again defended by city officials Council approved the third reading 50 on a motion from Mayor Bro I em Ramon Chopa Jr Councilman at large James Good bread was absent from Monday s session We need to show support for the police department said Chapa in saying he saw nothing wrong with the fee or its amount "We should start taking leader slop instead of waiting to *t*e what other towns do l h** ordinance redesigned and retitled to “Security Alarm .Systems," is to alleviate ad mimstrative burdens within the police department and to hopeful Iv reduce th** number of false alarms said to run around 95 tier cent of all alarms received an nually by police dispatchers Police Chief Burney Boeck for a third time told council the puipost* of the new ordinance was lo ideo tify owners of active security alarm systems He saki the $24 permit fee was an arbitrary figure and refuted allegations that its purpose was to raise motley for the city s genera) fund lins is not to discourage anybody from installing an alarm hut to get them to come in Boeck told council members He said the See ALARM Page 2A Family averts disaster after slipping into river Rockin Rand friends prevent drownings Tuesday By DAVID MAY Staff Writer (gunk thinking Tuesday afternoon by several persons at Rockin R River Rides in Gruene averted tragedy when a mother and her two daughters were swept away down the Guadalupe River I wasn't thinking I was just reacting, said Enc Nicholls 16 a junior at Canyon High School and who was one of several persons at the river outfitter responsible for pulling the trio to safety According to witnesses the unidentified Austin mother and her two young daughters had just eaten at the Grist Mill Restaurant and walked down to the (iruene Road bridge that spans the Guadalupe River Hue to high lake releases upstream is virtually impassable by car and on foot Apparently according to reports they tried to walk across the bridge and slipped on it* alg ie sickened *ur face and were swept downstream with all three screaming for help I he girls seemed to be doing okay sa.d Nicholls noting they had grabbed onto trees He threw them life vests and went into the river and brought them to safety The mother unable to swim did not do as well VS** were yelling for her to swim to shore hut she couldn t *w im mi we yelled for boats and went after her stated Ixjnavori Rivers 14 a son of Rockin R owner* who lives in Irving but makes New Braunfels hi* summer home l o owner Rio River* thought th** mother was going to drown when he saw her go under water several time* and staying submerged for what he guessed to be V* second intervals I thought -.he was a goner said Rio Rivers "I wasn't thinking I was lust reacting " Enc Nicholls Canyon High School tumor An unidentified customer of Rockin' R who nad just gotten out of the river reportedly jumped back in the river and followed the mother downstream until he even tualIv caught up to her as did other employees in rafts who helped pull her from the mother •rn an* mn ’n Witnesses said she was a little hysti shaken up and concerned atxjut her ch three were reunited a short time later The family ended up safe and sound though the mother did lose her purse containing her wallet and car keys re quiring them to wait until a family memt>er could drive from Austin to retrieve them A reporter arrived at Guadalupe Smoked Meat Com pany moments after the family left An employee there ',iid they wen* too *haken up to *peak to anybody Hic Rivers said police department officials said u sign wall ti*' placed on the opposite side of the bridge warning of it* dangerous surface The best thing is to know vou can’t walk across it -aid Rivers adding that most local residents know to avoid crossing (iruene river bridge during high water Drownings and reports of high water and unsafe cond’ hon* along the Guadalupe have hurl river outfitters business although the resulting number of people using the Comal River in New Braunfels proper has meant a t*x>n for the city -operated tut** chute NB fire officials won’t commit to nature of fire New Braunfels fir** officials ar** continuing to .rn estigate the origin of .* fire that gutted Hill Country Tut* on the morning of July ic an official *.std Wednesday morning We .ire *hll working on that quite heavily *.ud Inspector Wesley Meyer Me said evidence was to tx* taken to Department of Public Safety lab* in Austin for further analysis to bl ip determine what started the ear iv morning blaze Fir** Marshall Kirov Friesenhahn fias refused *e\etai lunes since the fire to say whether tire officials suspect arson in the blaze that destroyed th** building and its con tent* .it an estimated loss of some J JIH I I MHI h lames had completely engulfed the structure bv the tune the first unit arrived shortly before I a rn Fire oftu sals said previously they believe th** tire may have started near the center ut tnt* *tructure Meyer said it could tie several wi***k* before results are received from th** he.iv tis used DPS lab Michie clarifies 'historic' words City Manager doe Michie I'ue* day said he needed to correct a statement he made ifs* than two week* ago concerning utility revenue bonds His comment was that utility revenue bonds had historically tieen approved by City Council through ordinance Since that statement that appeared in the Ju Iv IT edition of the Herald-Zoiiu/i/l Michie said he bas r*>‘-ivv: several phone calls correcting the inaccurate remark In tact the last two revenue sharing bonds have been handled by ordinance and bolti have o* curred in Michie * aditunistra lion Previously such capital im provement funding requests were generally put rn til** form of a retei endum and left up to voters I wa* in error when I *aid revenue bonds have historically been handled bv ordinance said Michie "Since I have been here that ha* been the case I apologize for the error Michie had been asked why the recent $9 4 million in revenue bonds was approved by council and not through a referendum in light of the fact that New Braunfels I Millie* officials said they would set k .n the near future water and sewer rate increases of 8 and 15 percent respectively to help offset txinded indebtedness Utility officials ,u!er stated that they would sought some form of rate increase regardless of prj jet ted sci \ ice imp. ovements Council July 13 gave the utilities the go ahead to issut the bonds that wig ultimately provide improvements to nine projects in eluding a proposed $5 5 million water surface treatment plant that will r«*quire 4 76 million in bond funds Scholarship fund established here A memorial scholarship fund through New Braunfels ISI) has been established in th** memory of recent graduate Linda Woodward 18 who died from injuries she suffered in a one car accident July 34 near Seguin According to school official lamnie Curtis contributions should tie made in the name of the Linda Woodward Memorial Scholarship Fund and may be sent to the school s central offices at 4JO W Mill St The zip code is 78131 I anniv members als*) announced that some fund raisers lo go toward the young girls memorial will be held this weekend while others are slated for the near luture A car wash will be held at HFB 843 W San Antonio on Saturday from noon to 8 p rn and again Sunday beginning at I p rn There will be no set fee though patrons will tie asked to make a donation It is tieing spoil sored by the girls family and friends Woodward, a member of NB1S1) s girl s varsity basketball, volleyball and track teams and who w as also an honor's student, died last Friday evening at Guadalupe \ alley Linda Woodward Hospital after reportedly losing con trot of her vehicle on Barbaras Road just outside Seguin earlier that day She was returning to New Braunfels from san Marcos where she had enrolled at Southwest Texas State University and was on her way to visit a boyfriend in Seguin when the accident occurred Man arrested after report of exposure A 27 veal old Schertz man who reportedly exposed himself to young girl* early this morning w as arrested a short time later by New Braunfel* police Robert Eugene Jackson Jr who gave hi.* occupation as a wrecker driv er w as arrested after being spot ten in an out of town wrecker truck near where the incident involving 13 and 14 year old girb occurred at a convenience store in the 140h block t West San Antonio Street The n dent occurred around 4 a rn Police found in his possession a small caliber automatic weapon and a badge issued tram Universal City Volant* el F'j e Department A spokesman there sa.J they have no such person on their roster Jackson who had not been magistrated on indecency charges as of presstime was wearing univ a blue overcoat, shoes and socks ac cording to the young victims They said he had been walking behind them, disappeared and then reap pea red in front of them He then ex posed himself and ran off according to police reports ;