New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 15, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
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Mattox outlines plan to fight drugs in Texas
DALLAS (AP) — Crime may not pay, but turning in drug pushers could net confidential informants at least IO percent of the lawbreaker’s assets under antidrug measures presented by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Mattox.
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Undefeated Unicorns make AP’s 4A Top IO
After beating such highly-regarded teams as Pflugerville, Seguin, Tivy and Clemens, the New Braunfels Unicorns have finally found a nip- • * 10/22/99
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A day-after buffet easy at Thanksgiving
For many of us, Thanksgiving dinner is a pleasur-qrj indulgent excuse to cook enough food to veeks. Delicious ideas for Thanksgiving lef-i’t end with sandwiches and reheated side
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Vol. 138, No. 3
707 Lands St., New Braunfels. Texas 78130 (LISPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
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November 15, 1989
Two Sections, 22 Pages
New Braunfels High School head basketball coach Cliff Wilkins, left, intently watches his Unicorn team, which came from behind to defeat the San Marcos Rattlers 59-54 at the season opener Tuesday night. Below, the New Braunfels Unicorn Cheerleaders cheer their team to that victory. For details on the game, see Page 11 A. (Photo by Desmond Bostick)
Council accepts bid for new ambulance
New Braunfels City Council hopes the purchase of a new ambulance will eliminate many problems experienced by emergency medical service drivers.
Council Monday approved the purchase of a “Type III modular” ambulance for $64,451.00 from Collins Ambulance in Mansfield, Texas. The ambulance is a budgeted item for the city. The purchase would make four ambulances available for the city.
City Manager Paul Grohman said four ambulances will be on call at all times, with the fifth (the oldest ambulance) as a backup. The current ambulances arc 4 to 5 years old.
There are now four ambulances in service for the city, but there is not a backup in case of breakdown, said Groh-man. The addition of the ambulance will not require more emergency personnel because the same number of vehicles will be on active duty, he said.
The current ambulances, Grohman said, have had problems with the air conditioning and low amperage output.
“We cannot afford to have malfunctioning emergency
vehicles. The air conditioning is very necessary in the ambulances because with long patient transfers there needs to be temperature control or the heat becomes life threatening, even in mild weather,” Grohman said. “We chose the Type III because it is more durable and usable than the Type Ifs.”
One aspect of the new Type III ambulance that was attractive to Grohman was the chassis and the compartment can be separated, which would save on the cost of replacing the compartment if the vehicle were to need repair.
The city manager said most cities are now using the Type III ambulance because it is possible to replace the chassis and reuse the compartment. The Type ll ambulance is built as one piece and cannot be separated.
“There’s little difference in the cost — maybe $15,000 — but you double the life of the ambulance,” said Grohman.
The ambulance should arrive within 90 days, Grohman said, and would be ready to go into service at that time.
345 cast votes Good Day
on bond issue
A school bond election Saturday will decide the proposed construction of a New Braunfels Independent School District sixth-grade facility and additions, repairs, and renovations to Lamar Primary School.
Polls will open at 7 a.m. and remain open until 7 p.m. Saturday to decide a $4,595 million bond proposal, according to Connie Waltisperger of the New Braunfels Independent School District.
Waltisperger said absentee voting ended Tuesday with 345 voting in person. She said one mailout ballot had been sent but not yet received. All ballots, including mahouts, must be
received no later than 7 p.m., Nov. 18.
The bond package includes $4,185 million for the new sixth-grade school and an additional $410,000 for renovation of Lamar Primary School.
Waltisperger said the following polling places will be open:
• Lone Star Primary School at 144 Hidalgo Ave. (Trustee District #1)
• Seclc Elementary School at 540 Howard St. (Trustee District #2)
• New Braunfels Middle School at 659 Guenther Ave. (District #3)
• Lamar Primary School at 240 N. Central Ave. (District #4)
• New Braunfels High School at 2551 Loop 337 N. (District #5)
Sales tax rebate drops I percent
A dramatic change in the weather is on the way. A cold front will hit the arca early this afternoon and drop temperatures by between 18 and 25 degrees.
This afternoon’s high will be in the 60s. The overnight tov/ will dip into the upper 30s. The from is expected to keep temperatures in the 30s for lows and 60s for highs for the next few days.
Reforming workers’ compensation system
Session coming down to vote
AUSTIN (AP) — A slate Senate committee later today was expected to approve Ll. Gov. Bill Hobby’s business-backed proposal for reforming lite workers’ compensation insurance system.
On Tuesday, the first day of a special legislative session, Hobby sent mc bill to the Economic Development Committee, which is chaired by Ike Harris, R-Dallas, and
a cosponsor of the Hobby bill.
The bill is expected to waltz through committee and then be rushed to the full Senate for consideration, probably Friday.
Lawmakers have failed in two other sessions this year to
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Sales tax rebates to die City of New Braunfels dropped I percent in October compared to last year, but the news is nothing to be alarmed about, said City Manager Paul Grohman.
According to a report from the Slate Comptroler’s Office, New Braunfels received a rebate check from the state for $263,654.07 down 1.01 percent from the $266,354.12 rebate received last year.
“This is not a trend, it is not anything to be alarmed about,” Grohman said. “The drop is only in the past month, if the drop continues on lo next month then we might be alarmed.”
Year-to-date payments arc up 14.57 percent from last year. The payments to date total $2.24 million up from last year’s $1.95 million.
The rebates are from sales taxes collected during September by businesses that file monthly returns and taxes collected in July, August and September by businesses that file quarterly returns.
Seguin’s rebate check is down 4.15 percent for last month and up only 4 percent over the year. The rebate to San Marcos is down 25.01 percent in October and up 11.01 percent for die year,
Communist leaders consider offer of aid
BERLIN (AP) — East Germany’s leaders today considered West Germany’s offer of massive financial aid, but Mikliail S. Gorbachev cautioned that “exporting capitalism” could hurt the growing climate of cooperation in Europe.
Near the historic Brandenburg Gate, revelers staged an all-night vigil expecting a new hole today in the Berlin Wall that .would reopen the city’s most famous thoroughfare.
East Germany’s new premier, Hails Modrow, agreed Tuesday to meet nominal opposition figures on prospects for forming a coalition government.
The country's Communist leaders also pondered West Germany’s offer Tuesday of a massive financial aid program in the style of the postwar
Marshall Plan — which would require them to fundamentally reform the centrally planned economy, Gorbachev, believed to have encouraged the ouster of hard-line East German leader Erich Honecker and the dizzying reforms that led to die wall’s opening, warned Westerners not to gloat over the demise of Communism in the East bloc.
"When accusations of ‘exporting revolutions’ are replaced with calls for ‘exporting capitalism,’ we have at hand a dangerous manifestation of old thinking," Tass paraphrased Gorbachev as saying Tuesday in Moscow.
Even leaders of New Forum, the East German opposition group leading massive protest marches for
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Cheer Fund kicks off eighth annual drive
Thanksgiving is next week, and most of us are concentrating on getting the turkey and dressing ready. In our spare minutes, we think about that list of things for which we will give thanks.
There are some in our community, however, who are less fortunate. These folks are the reason for the aiuiual New Braunfels llerald-Zettung Cheer Fund.
Each year since 1982, die newspaper has sponsored the drive to provide a Chrisunas ditmer to die less fortunate in the area who might not otherwise enjoy a holiday meal. That first year, the drive netted $1,807.70 and spent $1,260 to provide baskets lo 60 families.
The drive has grown and now provides baskets to 200 families iii the area. This year, a goal of $5,000 has been set to buy the goodies to fill those baskets.
All of the tax-deductible contributions are used to purchase the food items contained on the Cheer Fund shopping list. The administrative and distribution costs are provided by the Herald/^ Hung
and community volunteers. Even the paper bags and boxes used to pack up the baskets have been donated.
In the past, contributions have exceeded the goal and provided a beginning balance to start the drive each year. This year, a balance of $1,033.67 kicks off die annual drive.
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Hie New Braunfels Girl Scout Neighborhood invites the public to join in an historic Neighborhood Walking Tour Saturday. Participants may enjoy viewing die historic homes and buildings constructed by settlers of New Braunfels and may purchase the Neighborhood Walking Tour Patch for $1.50. The tour starts at the Lind-heimcr Home, 494 Comal St., and continues past as many as 69 homes and buildings. Anyone interested should call Gal Scout Neighborhood Director Debbie Richter at 620-6618....
Youngsters from Gruene Koun-try 4-H Club will be hilling the streets tomorrow night in certain neighborhoods looking for donations of canned goods.
Each year the youngsters col lee canned goods for the SOS Food Pantry. This year, they will be going door-to-door in the River-crest, Gruene and Inspiration areas.
Members are reminded dial the meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at the County Extension office....
Ailcen Rains, wife of Republican gubernatorial candidate Jack Rains, will be in New Braunfels Nov. 29 for a coffee hosted by Mrs. Paul Otis, Rains’ Comal County chairman, in her home at 870 Whitewater Road from IO a.m. to noon.
Mrs. Rains will discuss her hus band’s qualifications and plans to reform education and create jobs in Texas.
. Mrs. Rains is vice chairman of the Battleship Texas Advisory Board, a past chairman of Baylor College of Medicine’s Baylor IO Committee, and a member of die
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