New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 24, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
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President Bush meets with Margaret Thatcher
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush’s meeting with British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher today comes one week before the U.S. summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, as western leaders seek a united response to the changes in Eastern Eur-
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Unicorns meet state’s
New Braunfels will have revenge on its mind Saturday night as the Unicorns meet Bastrop in an area playoff football game at Austin’s Memorial Stadium. The Bears, who eliminated New Braunfels las* year, have the lowest yards-allowed average in ti 4 10 J ' p Qpn EL I SH IN G
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Food Show winners
advancing to District
Twelve Comal County 4-H members will advance to district competition in Boerne as a result of their ____ ___ ^rct ' or ’989 4-H Food Show Nov. 18
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Vol. 138, No. 10707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-914
November 24, 1989
Two Sections, 16 Pages
City, county working out 911 details
The City of New Braunfels and Comal County both plan to have 911 emergency systems in service early next years and want the operation in one location. Both entities have questions about who will run the system.
City Manager Paul Grohman said the city will run the whole system, including the county’s portion.
“We will operate the 911 system for the county for a price that is fair to the taxpayers in the county,” Grohman said.
New Braunfels plans to set up the 911 system
in the space currently occupied by the Municipal Court in the police station.
County officials have indicated the 911 system, if not located in New Braunfels, would be at the sheriff’s office. The county has not yet presented apian, although Grohman said county officials have suggested the system be governed by a commission made up of city and county officials. Each month, the day-to-day operations of that system would rotate between city and county personnel. Grohman said he does not like that idea.
“We are not interested in new bureaucracy, and not interested in management by committee,” Grohman said. “We feel that is less than the best (proposal). We don’t want politics, but a professionally run system that is top notch.” Comal County Precinct 4 Commissioner Clyde Jacobs said that while he has no specific plan for a cooperative effort with the city, it would be best to have the system located in one place.
“Installing the system at the least possible price is the most important thing,” Jacobs said.
“There will be some glitches to be worked out in working with the city, but it is most cost efficient to have the system in one location. The city’s boundaries go beyond Comal County boundaries, and our only desire is to sec the service helps everyone.”
New Braunfels is expected to be on line by January or February, Grohman said. Jacobs said the county wide 911 system will be operational sometime in the first quarter of 1990. Both systems will be part of the Bexar Metro 911 Network District.
Cool, sunny weather is forecast for the next few days. Today’s high will be between 69 and 71 degrees. The low tonight will be between 54 and 52 degrees. The weekend will be partly cloudy with highs in the mid to upper 70s and lows in the mid to upper 50s.
The shopping rush is on!
Area man found dead
A 26-ycar-old Bulverde man was found dead at a stock tank near his home in Bulverde Thursday afternoon, according to Chief Deputy Wayne Hohcrz of the Comal Sheriff’s Department.
Justice of the Peace Fred Stewart pronounced Jeffrey Joseph Rapstine of Bulverde dead at the scene just off of Amman Road, north of Bulverde. Stewart refused to comment on the incident although he said an investigation is underway. \
Police arrest 8 during raid
Eight persons were arrested and 50 pounds of marijuana seized in a New Braunfels undercover sting operation on Wednesday.
Police reports said undercover narcotics officers were able to penetrate a “narcotic distribution operation” in order to make the arrests.
Fifty pounds of marijuana were seized in the raid as well as a “large quantity of money, a vehicle, a horse trailer, and a weapon,” a police spokesman said.
The persons arrested were charged with possession and intent to distribute marijuana but their names were not released because of pending registration, expected to occur Monday. Bond has not been set and the suspects remain in custody.
Officials said they believe the death could be suicide although an autopsy is pending and more tests were ordered to determine the exact cause of death.
No information was released about the preliminary or apparent cause of death but officials said a small pistol or derringer was found near the body.
Services are pending at Doeppcnschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels.
Man found aboard yacht
A Canyon Lake man was the apparent victim of suicide when officials found his body on a yacht at Cranes Mill Park, according to the Comal Sheriff’s Department.
Jack Joseph Braulik, 51, was discovered dead on a yacht in the Texas Yacht Club Wednesday evening.
Sources indicate Braulik lived alone on the boat and was suffering from terminal cancer. Officials found a suicide note to the family and one to officials describing how to handle funeral arrangements.
No other information is available although a direct cremation service is scheduled for Friday at Memorial Funeral home in San Antonio.
Members of the 1989 United Way of Comal County fund drive are giving thanks this week because the community “made the difference” and helped the drive reach its goal of raising $163,000 to benefit 23 area non-profit organizations. Some of the 1989 committee members are, from left, Don Compton, Carter Casteel, Clinton Brandt, Rusty Brandt, Dennis Heitkamp, Herb Schneider, Rosemarie Gregory, Paul Grohman, Jan Kennady, Joe Seibold, and Bill Cudabac. (Photo by Desmond Bostick)
Bomb found on Saudi airplane
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Police today found a time bomb in luggage taken from a Saudi Airlines jumbo jet, and only a loose wire stopped it from exploding over the
Arabian Sea with 248 people aboard, airport sources said.
Pakistani news reports earlier said a bomb threat against the Boeing 747 had turned out to be a hoax. But sour-
Salvadoran president rejects peace conditions
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — President Alfredo Cristiani said the assault by leftist rebels was a failure and he rejected their conditions for peace. His comments were punctuated by rebel bombs that exploded near his news conference.
The series of bombs exploded about five blocks from where Cris-
tiani was speaking to reporters Thursday evening. Cristiani jumped, bul kept talking, telling everyone “not to worry.” No injuries were reported.
Cristiani termed “nonsense” the guerrillas’ call for political negotiations leading to a cease-fire. The rightist government is demanding a truce first, then talks.
“Without a cease-fire the guerrillas will use the peace process for propaganda,” said Cristiani.
Rebel leaders traveled to Caracas, Venezuela, on Thursday to meet with President Carlos Andres Perez. But Salvadoran government officials didn’t plan to attend the meeting, dashing any hopes of talks.
Perez, however, said he was in touch with Cristiani’s government.
“I will say the same things to the representatives of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front that I said to the ministers of the Cristiani government: We need to look for sincere solutions,” Perez said.
Meanwhile, traffic moved normally
in San Salvador for die first time since Nov. ll, when the offensive that killed more than I,(XX) people was launched in the capital and several provinces. Many of the capital’s I million residents tried lo stock up on food, gas and other necessities.
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NEU waiting for agency OK on plans for water treatment
By MIKE CROUCH SUH writer
Bids for construction of a surface water treatment plant to help free the city from its total dependence on the Edwards Aquifer will be accepted in January. A decision is expected to be made in February.
Cost of the plant is estimated to be $8 million, said New Braunfels Utilities General Manager Bob Sohn.
“Right now we are waiting for the Environmental Protection Agency to approve our plans and specs on die. plant,’’ Sohn said. “We will decide on the bid in February, but now we have to wait for the EPA and the Texas Utilities Commission to approve everything. I don’t see any problem with everything being approved since we worked closely with the EPA in developing our plan.’’
The water treatment plant, to be located between East Austin Street and Gruene Street, will be able to treat 8 million gallons of water a day.
For operation of the water plant, NSU will have 6,700 acre feet of water coming from Canyon Lake and has contracted with the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority to transfer water rights for 2,200 acre feet from the Comal River to the Guadalupe River. The two water sources account for the total of 8 million gallons of water the plant
The plant will be paid for out with $4 million from a 1987 bond issue, $3.5 million from a 1989 series E bond issue, and $600,000 from a water resource development fund the city has been collecting for several years.
With the contracting for water from GBRA, New Braunfels will not depend on any water coming from the Edwards Aquifer. NBU still will have operational wells reaching into the underground aquifer, but will use them only when the city consumption surpasses treatment plant capabilities. Sohn said only during the summer months — when consumption often reaches 16 million gallons of water per day — would NBU have to use aquifer water.
“I am pleased we could come up with a plan to conserve
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Cheer Fund sets annual drive goal
The eighth annual New Braunfels Uerald-Zeitung Cheer Fund is asking the community to support its goal of providing Christmas dinner to 200 families.
The annual drive sponsored by the newspaper has a goal of raising $5,000 in donations to purchase items to fill Christmas baskets for
area families selected by the Community Service Center.
The administrative costs are paid by the newspaper and volunteers including members of the New Braunfels Fire Fighters Association and Lake Dunlap Volunteer Fire Department as well as news-
paper stall members provide lite labor to package and deliver the Christmas baskets each year.
Each year since 1982, the newspaper lias sponsored the drive to provide a Christmas dinner to the
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ces in Karachi’s Airport Security Force said die discovery was kept secret to help authorities investigate.
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31 shopping days to Christmas
McKenna Memorial Hospital’s obstetrical department is planning a special Christmas display featuring the babies bom at the hospital between 1953 and 1989.
The nurses are asking parents to bring non-returnable thcn-and-now photos of their babies for the display. The photos may be black-and-white or color and show include the name and date....
It’s not too late lo begin planning for the Christmas holiday, lf you’re planning to fly, the San Antonio Department of Aviation offers a few tips to make traveling easier.
•Buy tickets in advance to avoid long lines at the airport.
•Arrive at the airport at least one hour before the flight leaves. This will give you time to find parking and get your baggage checked in.
•Make sure each piece of your baggage is tagged with your name and address.
•Be sure to lock your luggage if possible to keep it from coming open during baggage handling.
•Avoid carrying gift-wrapped packages on tile airplane; you may be asked to unwrap the gift at the security checkpoint for inspection. lf possible, pack your gifts in your check-through luggage.
•Keep in mind that many people are trying to get home for the holidays and will be flying standby. If you are not checked in at the loading gate at least IO minutes before flight time, you could lose your reservation.
With a little planning holiday traveling can be less
The Chorus of the Mid-Texas Symphony — which will begin weekly rehearsals of Antonio Vivaldi’s Gloria on Jan. 14 — is holding a special pre rehearsal meeting Sunday for prospective singers in listening carefully to a contemporary commercial recording of the Gloira with orchestra. The meeting will be at 2 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room at the Nolte Bank in Seguin.
The recording is provided and endorsed by David Stevens of Austin, last year’s and this year’s Chorus director. Stevens has been tenor soloist with the Symphony and specializes in researching and presenting Baroque choral music. Last season’s Chorus found Stevens’ direction of Handel’s Mes-
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