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Vol. 141, No. 80
CALL FOR KRUEGER
Vioe Presldenl Al Gore and Bob Krueger shake hands with supporters during a political rally in San Antonio during which Gore voiced support from the Clinton administration for the New Braunfels Senator. Photo by John Huseth.
Gore pushes support for Krueger
By ROOK MARIE EASH HereM-Zeftung
Vice President Al Gore endorsed Bob Krueger in the race for U.S. Senator during a political rally at the Amesan River Theater in San Antonio.
The theater was packed with a partisan crowd as Gore praised Krueger's political record.
"President Clinton has asked me to head up a new effort called a task force on re-inventing government. It started here in Texas.” Gore said. "It started with ideas that you had for reforming state government As soon as Bab Krueger was sent to Washington, he came to see
Bill Clinton and me at the White House and he sat us down and told us all about what you were doing here in Texas to reform government, to bring it into the twentieth century and prepare it for the twenty-first century, with the new approaches that Gov. Ann Richards has taken and the performance review that John Sharp has conducted and the savings that have resulted.” Gore also spoke of Krueger's 800 number and the kinds of calls received. He said that information from Krueger and the efforts he had made to inform them of what Texas was doing in
See KRUEGER, page 2Mattox drops out of race
AUSTIN — Former attorney general Jim Mattox will bow to Democratic party pressure and take himself out of the race for the U.S. Senate, published reports said today.
Mattox has said for months that he intended to run in the May I special election, which will include interim Democratic Sen. Bob Krueger.
The Houston Post and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported the former attorney general will skip the race under pressure from Democratic party leaders.
His candidacy would have created an intraparty fight that could have hurt the party’s efforts to keep the seat.
"I don’t have the money, and with the governor, Lloyd Bentsen, the president and the vice president and the Democratic Party (against me) that makes it hard to deal with.”
Lottery jackpot drawing set tonight at WursthalleNew Braunfels mayor Clinton Brandt protams Texas Lottery finalist Charlie Bailey of san Antonio with a Key to the city. Photo by John Hueeth.
The Texas Lottery Millionaire Drawing will be held at 6 p.m. tonight at Wursthalle in New Braunfels.
“The Ain will start even before the Grand Prise drawing. The New Braunfels-Gruene Lottery Committee hee helped to organise a 'mini-Wurstfest,' with music, food and festivities reminiscent of the October event for which this ama ie so fomous," said John 8harp, 8tate Comptroller.
"Local merchants have donated hundreds of dollars worth of prises that will ba given away startine ae soon ae the doors open. Well oleo have drawings to give away tickets and merchandise,’
WORD OKS law enforcement plan for river
By ROBERT STEWART Special to the Herald Zeitung
Checkpoints on River Road, increased officer presence including officers in boats on the water and undercover narcotics task force operations are some of the elements of a Guadalupe River law enforcement plan proposed by Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer and approved by the board of the Water Oriented Recreation District Wednesday.
“We’re convinced that the best way to handle this situation is to try to at tack it on the road itself and try to get the people before they ever get into the river as our main thrust,” Bremer said. “We’re going to set up some checkpoints on either end of River Road.”
The WORD board also authorized issuing a letter of protocol to area law enforcement officials on procedures for businesses who may try to operate without a WORD revenue permit.
“We advise you that you may arrest any individual whom you or your deputies see violating an ordinance of the WORD board...,” the letter states.
An attached letter specified Abbott’s River Outfitters, Inc. and HKR-Kimbos, Inc. as firms that “currently have their permits suspended.”
Permits of the business were revoked this year due to non-payment of collected user fees.
Agencies agreeing to assist in the checkpoints are Texas Depart ment of Parks and Wildlife, Department of Public Safety, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force, Bremer said.
Bremer is executive director of the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force.
Although some residents and outfitter shuttle vehicles may be inconvenienced by the checkpoints, Bremer said all should
benefit from Ult* increased secu rity.
“We’re not going to do this
every day, all day," he said. "We’re going to go in and do this for a period of time.”
The proposed supplemental law enforcement contract submitted to the Water Oriented Recreation District calls for a maximum of 1,730 hours of work by officers, up from about 900 last year. ’
The schedule is customized to focus on weekends and holidays. The cost of the coverage is $25,000 plus approximately $2,000 for a “ca ta-raft.”
Screening at the River Road checkpoints will include tint-meter checks of tinted windows, drivers license checks, minor-in-possession checks and glass and styrofoam possession.
"It’ll be a hit-and-run operation,” Bremer said. “It’s going to be very intensive for a short period of time. We’re going to do it similar to what we did up on 1-35 with the narcotics checkpoint— and it’s legal, there’s nothing wrong with it.”
Undercover officers on the river will radio in the location of “troublemakers,” Bremer said, adding that radio communication will be enhanced along the Guadalupe because of improvements in tower placement The Sheriffs Department already has one raft and may use a “cata-raft” to be supplied by WORD.
Parks and Wildlife will also have officers on the river in one of their boats.
“We’re going to mix it up and do a lot of things,” Bremer said. "If we have enough people out there we can keep those things from happening or we can respond to them rapidly and see that people get arrested and put in jail.” Bremer has appointed Sgt. Radi Poindexter to coordinate River Road and Guadalupe River operations this summer.
“I think that when the word gets out the families that are afraid to come here now will come back,” Murphy said.
The New Braunfels-Gruene Lottery Committee has helped to organize a 'mini-Wurstfest' ...John Sharp, State Comptroller.
Th# finalists in the drawing were originally selected in a pre liminary drawing held March 2. They are Cathy Ricks, Pauline Donnell, Bobbie Richardson, Jane Snodgrass, Charles Bailey and Jo Ann Keeling.
Interior secretary to tour Comal Springs
The Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt is scheduled to be in New Braunfels today for a fact-finding trip on the Edwards Aquifer.
U.S. Sen. Bob Krueger asked Babbitt to tour the Comal Springs and meet with representatives concerned with the issue.
“I wanted the Secretary to listen to the concerns of South Texans about the Edwards Aquifer and the Endangered Species Act," Krueger said. “He has made it clear that he won’t be making any pronouncements,
but that he it coming to listen to people’s concern about Ult application of th# Endangered Species Act in this case.”
Babbitt is schedulad to taka walking tours of Comal Springs in New Braunfels and the Balcones Canyon land Reftigo.
“Secretary Babbitt pooasasas a wealth of knowladga on ground water regulation, gained during his time as governor of Ari-xona,” Krueger said "From that txperience, he knows that management of resources like the Edwards Aquifer is best done at the local level. ”
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Tbs Naw Braunfels Herald-Zaitung sands Birthday wishes to Mary Phillips, Lydia Rah*, Christy Gusrrsro and Frank Mesa. Bslatsd Birthday wishes go to Ruth Gallaghsr and Frank Saenz.Noon Lions Club Whits Cene Weekend
Th# New Braunfels Noon lions Club and taal businesses will bs participating in Whits Cana Weekend Eat and Bun. March 13 and 14 to raise money for the blind and to Rind light praearvation programs such as right screening for children. liens will ba asking for your contribution! of money and allo win accept donation! of used eyeglasses at several rites around Naw Braunfels including H.E.B.,
Wal Mart and K-Mart.
The CMN-TV Studio in the Art of Language Gallery at the Children’s Museum is nearing completion byt now old video, movie or 35 mm cameras or projectors, screens, televisions and video cassette recordersare needed to help create a participatory exhibit where visitors will beoome the anchorman, the director or the camera man, and will learn about television production.
More information is available at 620-0939 or at the Museum in the Courtyard shopping center. Donations ara tax deducible.
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