New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 2, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Newest Spur liking trade to San Antonio
After getting over the initial shock of being traded, Terry Cummings is coming to believe that the trade that shipped him from Milwaukee to San Antonio may be the best thing that could have happened to him.
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Tenneco finedfor concealing gas burn
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston-based Tenneco is paying the Department of the Interior a $5 million fine today for deliberately destroying I billion cubic feet of natural gas at a Gulf of Mexico drilling platform and then trying to conceal the action to avoid paying gov-eminent royalties. See Page 9
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Special section will honor local graduates
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, with the help of Comal and New Braunfels Independent School Districts will produce a special section in honor of the graduates of Smithson Valley, Canyon and New Braunfels High Schools.
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Vol. 137, No. 145
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
June 2, 1989
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Mayor to call for cuts
By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer
New Braunfels Mayor Doug Miller will make a statement this afternoon concerning water conservation measures to remedy the declining situation of the Edwards Aquifer.
At 3:30 p.m. today at the New Braunfels Utilities meeting room, Miller will address the public and press on the situation of the aquifer. He also will outline conservation measures that officials would like to get started in light of the potential water shortage.
The current level for aquifer at the Panther Canyon well is 622.25 feet above mean sea level, down 0.09 feet from yesterday. In San Antonio, the J-17 well at Fort Sam Houston measured 632.2 feet oms I.
Yesterday, Miller attended a meeting in San Marcos concerning the situation of lite aquifer now ll tat proposed legislation failed to pass the regular session of the Texas Legislature.
The bill would have created a special water district rn portions of Medina, Uvalde and Kinney counties over the aquifer.
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I Unemployment rate drops to 5.2 percent
Texas continues recovery
Dedication services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday for the new Donna Lynn Verier Memorial Amphitheater at the Sons of Hermann Youth Summer Camp at Comfort. Grand President Leroy Muehlstem and Camp Director Allan W. Prcuss of the Order of the Sons of Hermann in Texas will officiate
Donna Lynn's parents, Mr, and Mrs. Jerome Veiler of New Braunfels, donated the funds to build the memorial to their daughter, whose life was ended tragically in San Antonio Sept 4, 1986, at the age of 22. A lifelong member of New Braunfels Hermann Sons Family Lodge No. 21, Donna Lynn was a five-year camper from age 9 through age 13. Her father is president of New Braunfels Lodge.
Attending the dedication will be the members of the Order's Grand Committee, members of the Grand Lodge Youth Activities Committee, first-week campers and their parents, and other members of Hermann Sons in the area. The service wilt follow the registration of almost 300 junior members of Hermann Sons who wilt be attending the first week of the Youth Summer Camp June 4-10. ..
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s unemployment rate dipped to
5.2 percent in May but — in a signal of a slowing economy — job growth fell to its lowest level in more than three years, the government said today.
The civilian jobless rate, taken from the Labor Department’s monthly household survey, fell from April’s
5.3 percent, in line with the expectations of analysts.
But non-farm payroll growth, taken from a separate survey of business establishments, was up by only 101,000, down from April’s revised
growth of 206,000 jobs. The May growth was the lowest month-to-month gain since 84,000 added payroll positions were reported in March 1986.
For the past three months, an average of only 160,000 jobs have been added to non-farm payrolls each month, down from the robust average monthly gain of 270,000 jobs reported in 1987 and 1988.
In other signs of an economic slowdown, the Labor Department said the average pcivaic-secior nonagricultural workweek fell 0.3 hours, to 34.6 hours That decline was influenced by
April figures that likely overestimated the work week because the survey did not take into account that Good Friday and the Easter holidays fell in March this year instead of April.
The average factory workweek also fell last month, slipping 0.2 hours to 41 hours while average overtime fell an equal amount to 3.8 hours, die Labor Department reported.
And in data that will be hailed by those looking f or signs of easing inflation, average hourly wages inched up only 0.1 percent in May following a
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DALLAS (AF) — Texas saw a drop of slightly more than I percent in its unemployment rate in May when compared with last month and last year, continuing a slow, but steady economic recovery, analysts said.
Nic Santangclo, chief economist wtdi the Bureau of Labor Statistics in Dallas, said 5.9 percent of the state’s employable people were jobless in May, compared with a 7.4 percent jobless rate in April.
Last May, 7.2 percent of the Texas workforce was without a job.
“This is the third consecutive month of significant change in the wries,” Santangclo said “The direction of movement in the data is mostly typical for May: as employment increased and the number of unemployed fell,” Santangclo said. “Employment stood at 7.8 million in May, while the number of
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Commission delays personnel proposal
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
A committee’s proposal to spend $16,000 fen contracted personnel services was killed by a 3-2 vote in Comal County Commissioners Court Thursday so the proposal could be examined further.
Commissioners are consider mg hiring a consultant to prepare employee compensation and classification plans, update the personnel policy manual, arid perform a comparative study of salary levels with other relevant entities.
The committee, consisting of Sheriff Jack Bremer, road department supervisor Mac McCoy, Tax Collector-Assessor Gloria Clerutan
County Judge Fred Clark, and administrative assistant Mary Hitch, considered proposals for personnel services from Ray and Associates, Gene Gam son of Odessa arid Howard Balanoff of San Marcos. Clark appointed the committee about three weeks ago.
Members recommended commissioners employ Balanoff for the services at his $16,000 proposal.
After Precinct 4 Commissioner Clyde Jacobs made a motion to accept the recommendation and Clark seconded the motion, Precinct I Commissioner J.L. “Jumbo” Evans amended the motion to further talk to Balanoff to identify exactly what he
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Trash-off set this weekend
Board backing ordinance to curb soliciting in city
A proposed ordinance to curb soliciting in New Braunfels was unanimously passed by the 26-member Safe City Commission Thursday which will be sent to City Council soon for consideration.
“(lf) somebody deckles, either a resident or business, not to be solicited all they have to do us put up a sign,” said member Frank Wilting. “That way if I put up a sign — nu soliciting — and somebody solicits, I call the police department and press charges. The resident is the judge when local! the police or not.”
The commission started talking about a soliciting ordinance when residents were complaining about the nasi alice in neighborhood meetings, sponsored by the commission
“it really tackles the issue because it puts the burden cf complaining in the hands of the resident,” said com mission director Don Ferguson “U basically excludes the politician ” bn the proposed ordinance a solidus is defined as any individual, firm or corporation, who by traveling
from place to place takes or attempts to take orders for sale of goods, wares, merchandise or personal property including tickets for shows and books of coupons which could be traded in for goods or services for
immediate or future delivery or collects or attempts to collect money or property.
Violators would be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor.
Also Th ufstk) lev eft new members took the oath of office by Mayor Doug Miller
New members include: Frank Allen, Abel Campos, Rim Friesenhahn, Dave Kramer, David topple, Lee Rodrigue/ and Dana Somers
Current members include, Aim Bartholomew, Jim Bu'dermann, Jai Rarefiers, Bill Cone. Dick Kuegte Llndall Roar, Bill Tart, Bill Toney, Joe Wed, Howard Altus, Roger Biggers, Gilbert Cardenas, Dermis Clarkson, Pete Lingamiekei, Frank Wilting, Mark Brown, Cash Hermes, John Thurman, and Greg Campi!
Another man s trash is New Btaun fell treasure when Waste Management along with the Safe City Commission sponsor a cleanup day tomorrow
After cleaning oui garages, attics, closets and spare rooms, residents can take the items to area dumpsters between 8 a rn and 2 pm There will be no curbside pickup “We’re organising and doing all the last minute details,” said Jim
Memhoir. landfill director “We’re all excited N
Persons can clip out coupons on Page 2 of today’s Herald letiung rn get into the landfill free Saturday or people can lake trash to dumpsters The landfill is located at FM I IQI and Kohknburg Road No 2.
The dumpsters me located ai the Cay of New Braunfels service yard at KUngemana and Lakeview; dead end of North Hackberry Street, Fire Sta
tion No. 5 at 1250 County Line Road; parking lot of the old Canyon Middle School at U.S. 81 and Loop 337. A container for recyclable items will be at Klingemann and Lakeview.
For more information call SCC Director Don Ferguson at 620-SAFE or Me mho! z at 625-7894.
Captain Waste, Waste Manage meat’s mascot, will also be in town to
help clean up
On 5K Three Parks Run course
Officials look for new record
Calling all runners Calling all run ners. Be cm the lookout for a $100 bounty for anyone who can break the Three Parks Run course record in the men’s and women’s 5K run Saturday morning.
That’s nght. One-hundred dollars
will be offered to any man who eau break the course record, which wa* set by Roger Solar at 15 minutes and three seconds.
Women will have the same oppur tunny as the men — $100 lo the woman who can break the course
record set by last year’s winner, Carmen Ayala, at 16 minutes and 39 seconds.
Race lime is 8 a m
Three Parks Run organizer Bill
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Two men arrested in area kidnapping
One Pasadena man remains in the Comal County jail in lieu of a $35,000 bond, while another Pasadena man was released on an $35,000 bond after both were charged with kidnapping a woman on River Road.
James Edward Dillon, 21, and Tracy Richard Stevens, 23, were arrested Monday at the Holiday Inn on Interstate 35 and charged with kidnapping an Arlington woman around 5 a.m. the same day.
The 28-ycar-old woman was camping with her husband on River Road at the Camp Hueco Springs campgrounds when the incident began. She was later released by her kidnappers.
“She awoke about 5 a.m. and she had to go to the bathroom,” said Comal County sheriff’s office detective Bill Boles. "While she was at the bathroom, she met up with
some other people from Arlington, who were camped at the L and L Campgrounds.
“She didn’t know them, but they told her that they were from Arlington so she went to their campgrounds.”
At the L and L Campgrounds, the woman got nervous and started walking back, Boles said. The two campgrounds are about IO miles apart.
“She started walking and she was approached by two white males (Dillon and Stevens) in a brown Pontiac with a cracked windshield and she climbed in the car and they agreed to take her to the campground and instead of that, they pulled onto a side road,” Boles said.
The driver stopped the car and attempted to sexually
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A chance of rain enters the forecast this weekend with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms tomorrow and a chance of some afternoon and evening showers and storms for the early part of next week. Today will be partly sunny and hot with a high of % degrees. Tomorrow morning will be cloudy, and the low temperature is expected around 75. Afternoon temperatures will reach 92. The extended forecast calls for highs in the 90s and lows in the 70s.
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Boater finds body in lake
A body that surfaced in Canyon Lake Thursday could possibly have been the victim of a 1988 drowning, says a sheriff s office authority.
“We recovered the body on the Canyon Lake Park arca,” said Chief Deputy Wayne Hohcrz. “(The body) was floating out in the lake and it was brought to shore by a boat.”
At approximately I p.m., a boater noticed the body floating in the Fort
Sam Recreation Center area and reported it to the center, Hohcrz said.
Authorities from the recreation center went out to where the body was
and recovered it, he said.
"Ll. (Rudy) Rubio is investigating the case and he will get dental records to make positive identification,” Hohcrz said.
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Smithson Valley High School seniors Brad Adcock, foreground, and Scott Campbell graduated along with their classmates at Ranger Sta dium Thursday night. New Braunfels High School seniors also graduated Thursday night and both schools conducted Project Gradua hon parties. Canyon High School graduation is tonight at 8 p m at Cougar Stadium. A Project Graduation alcohol- and chemical-free party also is planned for tonight (Photo by Ceryl Clark)