New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 1, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Bush and Thatcher discuss NATO summit
LONDON (AP) — President Bush and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher had “a very encouraging and frank exchange” today capping their NATO summit triumph in persuading Western allies to keep short-range nuclear missiles in Europe.
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Utility commission denies GTE request to hear case
AUSTIN (AP) — GTE Southwest Inc. says it will fight in court a $59.2 million annual rate cut and $128 million customer refund ordered by the Public Utility Commission, which has refused to reconsider its decision.
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Detroit held Michael Jordan to 18 points while defeating Chicago 94-85 to take a 3-2 lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference final series. The sixth game will be played Friday night in Chicago.
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Vol. 137, No. 144
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One Section, 12 PagesHigh School seniors graduate tonight and are invited to Project Graduation parties following the ceremonies. Canyon High School gra
duation is Friday night The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung will pub lish a special section dedicated to area graduates on Sunday (Photos by Deryl Clark)Video features school hotline
More than 20 New Hi aul if els High School students had acharne u» voice their opinions about their school’s “I Care” Hotline Wednesday afternoon. Tony Overman, who headed the development of die project at NBHS, carne with crew and camera to the high school to film a video about the intervention program.
“Actually the filming was done for two different films,” he explained
Tine video will be designed to show to students and leathers in tile classrooms, and tile oilier w ill he to show at conferences and conventions (im school districts
Although other st hoots will be tea lured on the video as well as NBHS, die local high school will have Mime positive dungs lo aik! to it. fhe stu
S#« VIDEO, Pay* 2Market to open season
New Braunfels Fanners Market will officially kick off lite 1989 season as a state-certified facility Friday at 5 pm, at the Comal County
Lewis Sarko/i, president of die New Braunfels Farmers Market Association announced last Friday that the market has been certified by the Texas Department of Agriculture. Suite cer ((Headon standards were met by die association’s filing of its by-laws and a list of its association members with IDA Only certified members are allowed to sell at the market.
“A presentation of a ‘Certified Farmers Market’ plaque is scheduled fin the facilty’s opening day.' Sarko/i said.
\j»| mux mutely IS minutes belike opening, a ceremony will be held in which die market will he presented widi the plaque.
The farmers market will open its fourth season with fresh blackberries, peaches, squash, tomatoes, and nos
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Wasserfest wackinessGood day
Morning clouds followed by hot, breezy afternoons are forecast through the weekend But late Sunday and Monday, a chance of showers enters the forecast.
Today's high will be 96 degrees, followed by an overnight low of 74 degrees. Temperatures for die next few days will range from the 90s for the highs and the 70s for the lows.Instate:
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The American l egion Comal Post 179 will con voile Thursday at 8 p.m. Regular order of busine* will be followed by election of. officers for die 1989 90 year All members are urged to attend Refreshments, as usual, will bo served after ihc meeting All eligible veterans are welcome to join the pm! roster arni protect your veteran rights ...
Friends of die Dittlirigcr Memorial Library are collecting hooks for the fall book sale (let 6 and I For pickup of books (please, fur textbooks), call I untie Houma at 6 '9 1048 ar Blanche
Aquifer level continues to drop as area heads in dry season
A lack of rain and recordbreaking temperatures arc wreaking havoc on the level on the Edwards Underground Aquifer.
On May 23. the aquifer level rn New Braunfels was at 623 OI feet above mean sea level, the lowest in four years. Today, dial level is at 622.34 feet nisi. The Comal River, which originates from springs in the aquifer in Landa Park, is Dowing at 136 cubic feet per second today — 166 cfs below normal.
Water is becoming more of a critical issue because there has not been enough rain to keep the aquifer at its normal level. June. July and August are usually considered die dry months of die year, and New Braunfels is just entering that dry period.
Iii an effort to curb the water decline, die Edwards Underground Water District is sponsoring a
campaign called “Conserve die Edwards Aquifer-U’i H2U Okay Billboards will be placed along highways in Comal, Bexar and Hays counties The idea behind the campaign is that anyone who conserves water is “H20 Okay.”
For more information about obtaining conservation kits and literature on die “H20 Okay” lain-paign, call 222-2204 or 1-800 292-lfV47.
Because rain is not in the extended forecast and the aquifer cannot replenish itself, it iv up to area residents lo make responsible decisions about water use
Die following conservation ups have been provided by New Braunfels Utilities and Edwards Uniter ground Witter District:
• Limit showers to five minutes.
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House leader looking toward national issues
Lawmakers call session
By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff writer
The Texas Legislature closed its regular session Monday, and local representatives arc pleased with their results.
State Sen. Judith Zaffirini passed 67 legislative measures including 49 bills, said legislative aide Diane Jacobs. Zaffirini’s bills for this session focused on the issues of family, education, juvenile justice and economic development.
Of special interest for Zaffimi was the legislative package on juvenile justice which was deemed a legislative priority by the governor and legislators. The package dealt with such issues as drug abuse, juvenile delinquency, truancy, runaways, child abuse and other problems faced by children.
Slate Rep. Edmund Kticmpcl had
an equally successful session, passing
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New Braunfels High School seniors Wednesday night rehearsed
tonight’s graduation ceremony, which made a good opportunity for families and friends to take photographs. Above left, Martin Neale»gh lf. center, poses with NBHS Vice Principal Chuck Engler and Principal John Turman, while at right, graduate Jessica Schlender takes her own picture of friend Brandy Lytton. NBHS and Smithson Valley
Ilk* American Aits Association tx seeking Christian artists who might be interested in contributing lo a set of works tilled “Iii His Name ” lf you have a poem, shod story, drawing, or testimony you would like published, send it to American Arts Association, FO Box 3982, Poplar Bluff. Mo 63901.
Submit only original, unpub lished material Hie association is riot interested rn refit nits and will lay no claim on any work dial is submitted for consideration. The association will print only after receiving a telease from publication from tile* aulIkh ...
/Ar kadii als, an epic adventure produced by New Braunfels native Robert Nowouiy and directed by New Braunfels native Rani Carrera ((.‘buy Carrera was set construction supervisor and Jerry Nelson was one or die actors), received grand praise at the Houston International Film Festival recently. Nowouiy said the audience reaction was “very gratifying” and the judges se lee Led the uakpcnderu feature film as the Silver Award winne* Gland Prize was Miracle Mile and Gold Award winner was Cl*# emit After muon Theie wa* nu Bronze Award winner, la said
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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Leader Thomas S. Foley said today he hoped Congress could turn to national issues and a mood of conciliation now thai Speaker Jim Wright bas announced ais resignation
And Wright said he was looking forward to “a more uanquil existence” after Congress, doing some writing and some speaking “I will get U) do a lot of things I enjoy in life and have been posippn mg — to read, reflect said be with friends in a leisurely setting,” said Wnght, after opening today’s House session. “I feel liberated,” said the speaker, who endured a year under scrutiny for alleged ethical violations Foley, who is expected to be elected to replace Wright as speaker next Tuesday, said, “We need to
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return to a mood of mutual leaped and conciliation between the parties. I think that’s the overwhelming desire of the leadership on both sides of the aisle ”
“I believe we can do that And in doing so, we can return the focus of our deliberations to those national issues that ... the public elected the Congress” to resolve, he said
Democrats were moving to install the new speaks quickly, hoping to limit the poiuivaJ dan urge from the ethics conooveixy that culminated with Wright’s resignation speech on Wednesday
Wurstfest Association President Bob Sorin, right, puts a Wasserfest cap on Director Doug Miller in preparation tor the second annual community salute to summer Wasserfest is Friday from 6 p m to midnight and Saturday from 9:30 a rn lo 1? 30 a rn on the Wurstfest grounds (a 5K run starts at 7 30 a rn ) and wilt feature a Boating parade, arts and crafts (ive music, tube relay races sprints and a toss and tug Admission to the grounds is $1 Caul McLaughlin performs on the waterfront Friday from
6 to 8 p m ; no admission Saturday will feature con
unuous tree musical entertainment followed by a dance with Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88 s in Wursihaiie at 9 pm Dance tickets are $5 rn advance or $6 at the door and a'e available at the Wurstfest office. Chamber of Commerce and New Braunfels Resorts Proceeds from Wasserfest ben eM the community projects sponsored by the Wars test Association (Photo by fiances Bridges)