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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 29, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels 4V Ll <ijft New Braunfels, Texas Friday May 29, 1987 25 Cents One Section, 16 Pages Vol. 134, No. 105 Stammtisch L GBRA lobbys 1 against river obstruction requirement Walkin’ in the rain WHI it was a g*Ki*i try, but the $2,(Hill plus city council not returned from tile Sesquicentennial commit tee earlier this week has to go hack into the general fund So says the agreement that provided those monies for those actlvltes The Jaycees could have used the dough tot fireworks and thereby save the chain e of having any kind of fireworks show at all this year Donating the money would have required council to change Its t» .v ii ut Ion. which wouldn't have been such a big deal tint the con .caus was that every penny that could tie mustered should stay In hand And county commissioners plan on asking them for a little bigger piece of the pie from the ■ ale of the landfill’' 'I hat should iii' in (cresting a-* Braunfels Noon I.ions Club is doing its part to make sure the I. iv cees *rime up with the funds for 'ta* Uh of July fireworks display On June ♦». * bib members along with Jaycees will he stationed around the city to raise funds I role Mendez, chairman of the t.ions Club effort said “I personal Iv challenge other organizations to us! thi* Jaycees in raising funds loi tfie fireworks display With the < it> not providing lurid', it is no longer just a Jaycees cf tort it is a total community effort and we all ne* U lo get involved nerd Nowotm producer of the film 1 Billy Galvin" and his wife l.vruia have been invited by the Bulgai tan government to be their guests at the international Film H tis .ti the tost week of June at V .ii ria I he film was selected tor a special screening at the festival Hebert is the on of Margaret and George Nowotny t he Naeel Exchange Program is looking for fifty families locally to host I reach and German teenagers from July I to July 27 The students speak English, have their own spending money and v. int to be part of a texas family for one month lf you an* interested iii bringing a foreign student into your home this summer then contact Carol Ann Carl at P.O. Box 26897, Austin, Texas 78755*0897 ui call 152 8526. .. Parents ol Children alHiuf to enter Kinder garden or any school in Texas need to prevent their child’s birth certificate and record of immuniza Hon Three doses of DTP < whooping cough and polio vaccine are re quired Also required are vaccines for measles mumps arid rubella MMK) Pull on your rubber boots There is a near KXI percent chance of thunderstorms for this afternoon with heavy I ains possible A flash flood watch is in effect Winds will be 15 to 20 miles per flour and gusty with highs in the mid VO s Lows this evening will i>e in Hie mid 60’s with lo to 13 mile per hour winds from the southeast Chance of rain for tonight will be 70 percent. The Menu v**^ Cl ASS IFIE 0 9-1S COMICS CROSSWORD........ OE AR ABBY........ ____7 OPINIONS.......... . . . . 4 RELIGIOUS FOCUS.. . , .5 SPORTS............. 8 9 ny SARAH DUKE Stall Writer Guadalupe Blanco Kivcr Authority officials were doing some last minute lobbying Thursday against a bill making the river authority responsl tile for obstructions iii either river ‘We didn’t think it was appropriate that we were boing singled out," said David Welseh GBHA’s planning director Ile added that the trill, lf passed would force the river author! ty to clear logjams and other obstructions on the request of private Ian downers House Bill 650. Introduced by Hep I. B Kubiak of Rockdale, makes river authorities responsible for removing obstructions In streams Welseh said he spoke with the chair man of the House Calendars ( ornrnit tee and feels confident the bill will not come out of the committee The liver authority spokesman aid he is concerned about the pro sped of other bills regulating GBRA tieing approved group of bills precented bv Sen John Montfort! of Lubbock bus passed th** Senate and have undergone changes in the House The bills which grew nut of a year King statewide study of river authorities an*! their operations, in st it tit** review and supervision those river authorities Welseh said the lions** s changes have mad** the hills unworkable About ttic House version of the river authority regulatory bills Welseh said "there is lots of over sight, hits of review, lots of ever.Hung They’re kind of prevent vuu Horn working bills We believe th*- Mont ford bills are progressive tails for appropriate water management.’’ he said adding that unfortunately the House’ versions of the bill probably never will become law because of opposition among Legislators Senate Bill 670, one of th** tolls regulating river authorities, provides for the creation of a Texas Water Resources Management Oversight Committee The committee would have (ti** authority to conduct investigations and prepare report about th** operation ut river authorities and water districts In tin* Vi years since river authorities were created bv Legislative action no governmental entity has been charg ed w ith their supervision I rider the terms of Senate Bill 671 the GBRA board of directors as .veil a . all other river authoritre boards See GORA, Page 2 This New Braunfelser found perience Friday morning Mc! region tins weekend (Photo b lark City transfer request facing NRU directors A request by the New Braunfels ( tv Council for »i lurid transfer from New Braunfels t tilitics will top the list of concerns to be discuss***! by NIU s board of trustees later today The < itv of New Braunfels has re quested >2Mj,buo from the I Kilties The transfer beyond the usual governmental transfer to Uh- * it) was requested to help th*- cif • during its current budget crunch ’I ti** city is expected to increase taxes to cover a shortfall in revenue for the corning fiscal year The board will consider taking another step toward construction of the Canyon Darn hydroelectric generating plant with the approval of a < untrod to purchase the liner and penstock materials for the plant The CHS commencement moved Due to inclement weather commencement exercises at c myon Higt School have been moved to til*- new gymnasium The gr .duubon ceremonies will begin at 8 p rn Individuals will In* allowed into th* gymnasium bv ticket only school official! distributed IO tickets to each member of the enior ( las', earlier today. Smithson Valley High School commencement exercises ar* -et for 8 p rn Saturday in Ranger Stadium Comal ISI) official said f ram t *. tinues. the exercises will be moved to that high school s gymnasium and will be bv ticket only Commissioners place Smithson Valley Road project on agenda By TRAVIS E POLING Staff Writer In setting the agenda for the next regular meeting of Commissioners’ Court the commissioners heard from Mac McCoy supervisor of the County Road Department, concerning improvements to Smithson Valley Road and an intersection near the new high school McCoy told the commissioners at Thursday’s meeting that the location of the road and the proposed design was necessary to safely facilitate traffic and keep the road out of the federally designated 100-year flood plain The design proposed by the County Road Department would put the intersection near the center of a gradual six degree curve with a line of sight of about 1,000 feet This design proposed by the county would replace the one presented by Hie Comal Independent School District which had two sharp turns in an area which floods regularly lf approved by the county, the road would cost from $75,000 to $100,000 Also discussed at the 9 a rn agenda workshop was ob taming the right of w ay for the extension of FM 1102 County Auditor Bate Bond introduced John Petty of Alamo Boiler Company to comment on the condition of the boiler in the courthouse which is now being renovated Mr Petty says that the boiler is too old to be worth the cost of extending its life Petty said the boiler was installed about 1982 and work After county inaction Landfill future still unresolved By DAVID MA Y and TRAVIS POL ING St*ft Writers Disagreement over Hi** division of revenues brought by the sal** of the* city count*, landfill caused Comal (ounty Commissioners Thursday to table approval of the sale to Waste Management Company of San An tonlo Much of th** discussion by county Solon centered on explanation of the terms of the sat** by county Judge \ r**f| Clark and Precinct ! Com nm ss stoner Lorenzo Yankee Camarillo who both sit on f omal County's Solid Waste ( ontroi Board to th** other commissioners who x«*r** unhappy about lower guaranteed tipping fees for the city than for county residents and private county sanitation firms while the county would have to even ly split the IO percent royalties with th** city The sale of the landfill needed ap proval of the commissioners City Council okayed proceeding with th*-dea I Wednesday ni gti t in <j unanimous VO vote La* k of action by commissioners surprised Clark who on Wednesday after the board open ed the bids said h** fully expected both entities to approve th** sale arid its conditions Waste Management Co Aa th* highest of two bidders looking to pur chase th** troubled flump with a bld of $701 <HHi pius IO percent of gross r**f **ipt annually for at least the 15 low bid toi th** material r.mi** in at SI 2 million NBt G«*n«*ral Manager Boh Soli lr said ■he Guadalupe Bianco River Anthon!; noaid of directors ap proved th** older of the material dur mg a meeting last week OBRA will be constrict th*- hydroelectric plant which will provide electra By lo New Braunite The MC Lour*! a, o had planned to consider approval of the contract for civil work on the project during its monthly meeting Because bids came in higher than the estimated cost Sohn md he will urge the board to rebid the job with * Lunges in the specifications Of th** iX bids we had the low bid was pretty high Sohn said Weare going to hang* *• «*r a1 thing We found .i number of things we far, chang* I ti** lowest bid for the con trading jot) cane* in abo J '-too 'HIO higher than th** estimated cost he sai*l Sohn added that hydroelectric pro ject is still on target He added that he hope-, to ♦-? in interest radon bonds June 16 The plant ha been in the planning stages for veal and has ?•<**' *>n» tant objections from a small group of Canyon Lake residents ti BRA of finals expect to begin const ru 'ion of the plant in ear i Jut. year Jiff* exp*-* tan* y of the landfill as stipulated by termsof the purchase Both Precinct 4 Commissioner Clyde Jacobs and Precinct 2 Com nm ss loner Nell ( raigmile said It was unfair for th*- city to rerelve lower guaranteed tipping rates over th** next five years and share In half of the royalties f raigmile said Thurs day morning was the first time he had seen the tipping fees agreed upon by the board It could be a hidden tax ’’ said Jacobs of the differential In tipping fee The fit*, and county will spilt th*- revenues evenly but the county r* idents will have to pay more The commissioner added that he felt the count;, was Tending to sub sidi/e their operation ’ ( raigmne said after the meeting that there were problems that need working out while his main concern where garbage will be placed after th** current landfill has been ex haunted Commissioners requested a rr eetjng a *h ( st*. ( ounol *o discuss *:; bur ernent of revenues realized over the ;5 year agreement with th** purchaser of the landfill City Manager .Joe Michie who represents the city s interest on the board and sou gilt Hi*- locked ir. tipping rates to protect * it> ratepayers is on leave un! . Ja . I Assistant ( ity Manager ll*-* ’or I arr.ayo said he re* ommend *•0 ar, rn* "ting ne postponed until Se** LANDFILL, Page 2 Military recruiters find NB    wo ed on by him in !946 He said the boiler should simply ne replaced at an estimated cost of $15.bun ( or .rn: - - loners said they would investigate the matter further and if the boiler is to be replaced they would call for bids The report arid financial statement on -sesquicentennial activities was presented and a check for $2 M2 4r Aas presented to the commissioners as a return on the $8 <hH) given by the county for the Sesquicentennial An item on the agenda which wa- ported as an emergency issue to be taken up by the ommissioners w as the matter of the county 's approval on the sale of the county landfill After much discussion the matter was tabled and a meeting scheduled between the Commis sioners’ Court and City Council to further discuss the termsof sale and royalties collected by the two entities Other action by the commissioners Thursday included - an amendment to the budget to make a part time employee with the DPS a full-time employe** under con tract w ith the county Some $2 790 w ill be draw n from the contingency fund to provide the $4 50 an hour for the rest of the year approval to provide a new phone and phone pro gramming in the District Clerk’s office allocation of $2 500 from the contingency fund to pro vide for the Health Officer - acceptance of extension on letter of credit for Eagles Peak Ranch I nit 2 Pct 4 - final approval of Deer River subdivision, Unit III, Pct 4 By TRAVIS F POLING Stab //rifer With graduation on the horizon young mon and women from New Braunfels are looking for jobs some of the-a* young p**or>ie however ha vet already found a job for the next few year*, with the militarv New Braunfels is more and mon- becoming a prime market for military recruiters from all branches recruiter--.ay some of the enlistment numbers are understandably low with the Marine Corps only drawing an average of IO to 12 recruits a year from Guadalupe and Comal Coun tie* combined Gunnery .Sergeant Ladorn Martinez the Marine recruiter in New Braunfels says that there is little fluctuation from year to year n the number of young men Aho want to be Marines It is a limited field and so draws a limited number of qualified applicants similarly, me Ie-.a- Army Na ttonal Guard and the U S Air I orce have few re* rusts from Ne *, Braunfe.s Th** Guard bring- in atxjut IO to 15 recruits each year Approximately nu percent of these recruits ar*- straight out ot High School and a large percentage also come from the local colleges after the first or second year say Master sergeant James Alphin The Air Force doe recruit in the area but with a base of cpera Bons rn San Antonio they do not give the same personal attention to toe New Braunfels Marke’ as do other branches of the military The "top guns in the recruiting field of New Braunfels are the Ar my and the Navy The military goes by a fiscal year of October I to September JO Ic the fiscal 85-*86 year the Army brought in 36 new recruits and the Navy about the same number W ith four months still to go in the 86 87 year for recruiting the army has brought in 36 recruits while the Navy has 4u Th* Army Reserve is als*) doing quite wed Witt. Reserves recruiter Sergeant Bobby Brooks having 67 r**c ut? ,r 'he 85-86 fiscal year exc«-‘d..d th*- year goal l\v 15 r*** r, * and e> pe< * this veer to b** JU' ) - good Navy Recruit erin Charge Scot* McC * in says New Bruunfe. . is very good territory for ’n* Navy M<( ain says that in !>*•< ember most people don t want to hi *-p’ such refponsibili tv so that it,, a bad rn*nth But in January May arid June recruiting picks up he said I ne training eduction and be e:.r> a- well as adventure seem to be the main factors rn drawing recruit-, to the Navy Mc ( on fee s mat the reputation of the ba., recruiter! in New Bs . t.fei-has a lot to do w ith their rata cf *• McCain says that their reputation .n combination with m*- produo* they offer leads people ,n New Braunfels to seek out the Navy instead of the recruiter - having to do extensive field work M air. say *. that there are now •wo Navy recruiters in his office including himself and goals are >et according to the number of recruit* -' rn the station He says that the gua* has gone up w ith the addition of one man but so far they are substantially ahead of last year Th** Army also does extensive recruiting in New Braunfels Recruiter Sergeant David ^argema says that people come to the Army because they are look mg for the service that provides the most opportunities Sargema says that in New Braunfels there is not much walk in traffic but once people are con tacted and made aware of the benefits that the Army can provide them they come in looking for a guaranteed job and a way to improve their position in life Sargema say s that "It has been See RECRUITS Page 2 Rainfall totals Location................................inches Saucier Farms...............................2.S Royal Forest (east county)..................2.5 Lake Dunlap..................................3 Encino Hills..................................3 Sun Valley..................................3.1 ;