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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 12, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas 410    M053    10/22/99    261 EMFIPE MICROFILM CO P.O. BOX 816423^ DALLAS, TX "5381 Unicorns lose District 13-4A opener, I Page IO / Scrapbook. Page 6 New Braunfels a. IjMiialfi jjjul nBPSID New Braunfels. Texaa Vol. 134, No. 49 _ # Thursday riel til IHI — One Section, 16 Pages A Spring Fashion Show to benefit Comal County Family Violence Shelter will happen ll a rn to 2 p rn Saturday at New Braunfels Presbyterian Church. 373 Howard Salge s. Chol let Is The Gold Bow. The Lobby Shop Just Me The Hair Affair Beauti Control. The Col lee Hon 14 Plus and Sam is have com bined to offer the latest in spnng fashion and style in the attempt to raise money to actually open the shelter for battered women and vie ti ms of family violence Those attending will have a chance to meet Lon Tucker Channel 4 television personality Admission is SIO Donations are tax deductible and can be sent to ISO N Seguin Suite 307. New Braunfels Texas THI JU or call 625 or 633 5533 Canyon Lake chamber of Com metre s Hot Dam. Cold Water fund raiser Feb ai was a success The chamber would like to thank Canyon l^ind Co Canyon l-ake Ice Hole Canyon Lake Office Supply ( ountry Boy s Food Store Georgie s liar B Vue George Ingram s t ot ton mouth Hand H W Patterson Construction Sac N Pac Teja s Hill Country Distributors Tri mc o and the Slam family for their support chamber president John Wilhelm regrets we had to change the iot a Hon due to bad weather but things went well anyway Herman Seele the first public school teacher in Texas will be honored by New Braunfels rec re a Honai walk club during a two da y walk this Saturday and Sunday The walk will hegin at Gruene Hall in of course Gruene New Braunfels Marsch und Wandergruppe is one of more than 40U such clubs in the I' S of A I hey are part of the interna tarnal \<>ik asport mg movement that began in the late I960 s in Ger many The walk is six miles long and is not repeat not competitive But about Seele Hermann Seele began hts teaching career in this area beneath trees in the then new settlement of New Braunfels in I (Hit after the original settlers authorized the endeavor He is the third of the original settlers to be so honored by the walking club For more information call t*25 2760 Albert Katie a teacher in these parts for 30-plus years, submitted a springtime p<*‘m in celebration of the end of w inter Tis spring’ Tis spring' Oh joy. tis spring' All the birds begin lo sing The pretty flowers are in bloom I Sr iv e away old winter's gloom The scent of spring is in the air No good perfume is made so fair Gods sun is shining warm and bright I zooks on earth with great delight In the garden we will sow Where much delicious food will grow Winter, spring, summer, fall I like spring best of all The weekend outlook is brighter than most of this week has been Partly cloudy skies will let through a high in the mid 60s today with temperatures dropping to the low 40s tonight Winds will be from the northeast Friday's high will reach near 7u with southeasterly winds near to mph Partly cloudy skies will prevail through the weekend with a chance of thunderstorms returning Mon day Weekend lows will be in the 50s. with highs reaching the 70s Have a good time Th* Menu CLASSIFIED IMS COMICS..............• KALEIDOSCOPE. ..7,t OBITUARIES.........7 OUTDOORS..........II SPORTS...........10,11 ••••••• .v.... Comal County to fight drunk driving with high-techdevice lf you don't blow and show, you don't go in your car Comal County officials are pioneering experimental use of the Guardian interlocking System for installation into the vehicles of repeat and aggravated CWI offenders The first of its kind use in Texas the device which can render the ignition system of an auto inoperable should the driver fail its code will be used by the county court-at-law as part of terms of probation for flagrant DW! offenses By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Within the next 2u days. Comal County probably will have made Texas history It is within that time that the first experimental use of an automotive in terlocking device will be installed as part of a DW! offender's terms of probation through the county court system The county has begun progressive steps to pioneer the first in state use of a device that will prevent repeat DW'I offenders from operating their autos if they have been drinking County Attorney Bill Renner said that the device which can render a car s ignition system inoperable. will impact the safety of county roads as well as the number of DW! cases in the county court-at-law Manufactured by Guardian Interlock Systems Inc a Colorado-based firm which has opened an office in New Braunfels the unit is about the size of a radio and is installed into the dashboard where it wires into the ignition In order to start the vehicle, the driver must deliver a coordinated breath pulse code consisting of a series of timed pulses and pauses and pass the calibrated blood alcohol level amount If the driver fails, he must wait one hour before he can attempt it again According to Renner those put on the system. % See DRUNK. Page} GBRA faces July deadline Concessionaires, jcity work against time on proposals for hydro project startup Bv SARAH DUKE Stet* Writer July I is the latest date for the Guadalupe Bianco River Authority to begin construction of the Canyon l^ke hydroelectric project GBRA Ail! negir. looking (fir a contractor April I arid is making final purchases needed for the plant which a ill tap the energs of Aaler pouring out of Canyon l-ake and supply NeA Braunfels Aith mx megawatt-* of electricity annually after completion »Hit htipe is to initiate construction July I We Aam to actually be on site on that day said Greg Rot ne chief engineer for the Guadalupe Blanco Ruer Authority Rothe said a coffer dam will tie in place next November lo allow workers to modify the discharge outlet U S Army Corps of Engineer-* officials said Wednes day there are a few details iett to iron out before they issue a permit for t on.struction Run Kuffennack a public information officer for the corps said fioth agencies have approved the draft form of the permit There is cair special condition ami it is strictly for an emergency situation In the event there is a need to release a lot of w ater from the lake the coffer dam would need to be immediately removed and the material that the dam is made of would have to he removed and taken upstream so it would riot a ash downstream he said Kothe said the corps permit is a relatively minor per nut in the overall construction project because it per tams only to the coffer darn GBRA has received a license from the Texas W ater Commission and a permit from the Federal Energy Regulator Commission ailoAing it to proceed Aith plans for Hie hydroelec tric plant FFBC spokesman Sharon Hyland said Wednesday the Mothers Mareh agency grantee a reneanng on permit regulations Both the Canyon Lake Area Citizens Association a long time opponent of the project and the river authority requested and were granted a motion for rehearing A rehearing would allow energy commissions to rev ie a the permit request When FFBC officials would rec or sider the perm*! regulations is unsure There ts no statutory deadline a hen we have to do something ahout it '* Hyland said Energy commis stoners met Wednesday and will meet again March 20 Hyland said the rehearing is not on the commission s agenda for the next meeting GBRA officials have the necessary govemmenta. ap proval to begin constructing the plant but are requesting a change rn a energy regulatory commission *> provision regulating the amount of water to tie pumped over toe dam while the outlet conduit is closed Rothe said the release oulet under the dam will not be closed until the first part of Novemfier of his year He said workers will be busy with other const ruction until that time GBRA officials estimated the construction contract to cost ahout (4 million for Hie more than six month job Rothe said the contractor will be responsible mainly for supplying a work force The river authority is in the pro cess of purchasing most of the equipment and materials needed Rothe said GBRA officials are still working out the designs tor a bypass valve bid at $216i»io and a slide gate t ,d at JI lb ikiu Rothe said minor changes in the designs siiouid slightly lower the cost of both items The hydroelectric plant is estimated to cost $12 .*> million and is being paid for by New Braunfels I Himes customers By DAVID MAY staff Writer Prospective managers of city-owned Prince Soims Park Tube Chute are working against the clock as they attempt to prepare proposals in time for City Council action by March 23 A dozen persons interested in managing the park met with city staff at city hall Wednesday after noon for a question and answer ses sion to prepare to submit proposals due by 2 p rn March 18 Council is expec ted to dec ide at its next regular meeting whether a private interest or the city will operate the popular water reerea tional facility Most of the prospective conces sionaires disclosed problems with submitting proposals on such short notice because there are well known problems in securing the required liability insurance amounts Conces surname hopefuls also disappoved because they had not been supplied with revenue and expenditure in formation related to the Tube Chute Meanwhile City Manager Joe Michie said the possibility looms that council could decide the city should manage the park though he declined to speculate specifically what those chances are We are working against the calendar because we are faced with a situation where people are going to be in the water whether we are ready or not. Michie told those rn attendance The park is scheduled to open Faster weekend Michie terminated the city s lease with former concessionaire Richard Hampton who had managed the facility since 1978. in a disagreement over liability insurance coverage "We are working against tho calendar because we are faced with a situation whore people are going to be in the water whether we are ready or not." Joe Michie City Manager and rights to a percentage of gross receipts Both the city and Hampton have remained tight lipped about the circumstances surrounding the contract termination which was to run through February 1992 because of the possibility of litigation Hampton and his son Mark attended the conference and are expected to submit a proposal to the city Liabilty .nsurance remains the biggest obstacle for interested concessionaires to hurdle The city is requiring J minimum of S50U OOO per incident coverage for which annual premiums run as high as $6u OOO Insurance rate^ are high at water recreational parks such as the Tube Ghute because of the possibility of d deems and lawsuits Leasing a city -owned facility only increases the difficulty of securing such a policy for prospective operators Harvey Scheei told city staff at the meeting that not knowing how much insurance premiums are going to run or even if such policies are available along with little knowledge til projected revenues anc overhead costs is Uke moving in to a house not know mg how much the rem is going to tie Se* CHUTE. Page} Spring Fling ’87 Burlinda Mansolo and her daughter Tiffany will be walking in this year s March of Dimes WalkAmerica on April 4 The march will beQin at 8 a rn in Landa Park Tiffany was a Sudden Infant Death Syndrome baby and is the inspiration tor the ‘ Tiffany Express ” Persons wan- •wriLi ting to walk tor Tiffany or pledge money in her name may contact New Braunfels chairman Backie Massie at 620-5814 March of Dimes funds go toward research to help eliminate SIDS and other birth detects (Photo by Leslie Kriewaldt). By JULIE JOHNSON County Extension Agent The ' Center of attention' That s what mature adults 55 and over wit be at the Texas 4 H Center on Lake Brownwood when hundreds will en thusiashcatly participate in the Seventh Annual Spring Fling during April and May Sponsored by the Texas Agricultural Kxtension Service five consecutive weeks are offered from which men ami women alike may choose The dates are as follows April 7 IO. April 14 17. April 21 24 April 28 May I May 5-8 Featured educational programs and activities offer a wide variety of topics to fulfill highest expectations of all who attend Topics include ex ploring insurance options cooking demonstrations, new tax laws floriculture ami more Fnergizing and relaxing recreational op port unities will stimulate enthusiasm where all will welcome grei fellowship and new friends Learning Centers will off* hands-on experience in a canel of areas such as oil painting. w1r chime making needlecrafts, antiqi restoration country crafts colle tibles heat rides guided nature tom and fishing on Lake Brownwood wi add popularity to your stay Swimr mg in the civ mpic sized pool, tenn on the lighted courts and horseshoe billiards volleyball shuffleboar dominoes and card and table gam round out the event A special theme of Puttin on ti Ritz A Salute to the Roanng Twe ties will provide a festive I mosphere to the newly expand) facilities Spnng Fling' Fifty five or Olde It s for you' Fach weekly event limited to the first 105 participants the nominal cost of $89 per pecan Get away and learn to make the mc of the best years of your life Call t County Extension office today at & #178 ;