New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 29, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Mauzy: Session could tackle judicial reform
AUSTIN (AP) — Texas lawmakers could reform judicial elections in 48 hours if they put their mind to it, says a state Supreme Court justice and former state senator.
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Coogs top Cole; both NB teams win
Fueled by a 28-point performance by Michael McBride, Canyon won its home opener against Cole. Travis Riedel also had 28 to lead New Braunfels over Edgewood, and the Unicom girls beat Crockett with tough man defense.
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Vol. 138, No. 13
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
November 29, 1989
25 CentsTwo Sections, 22 Pages
with homemade gifts
With the holidays approaching, visions of sugar plums quickly turn into thoughts of busy streets and over-crowded stores. This year, take one trip to the supermarket and bring home ingredients to make gifts from your kitchen for the special people on your list.
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Firefighters from the Marion and New Braunfels departments responded to a fire in a mobile home on Engel home Tuesday night. (Photo by Desmond Bostick)Wiring short starts mobile home blaze
A mobile home on F.ngei Road suffered heavy damage when ceiling wires apparently started a fire, said Marion Fire Chief Roger Scheffcl. No one was injured in die fire.
New Braunfels firefighters were called in for backup.
The fire erupted at approximately 7 p.m. Tuesday when tenants were moving into the home owned by Paul Kent. Scheffcl said the tenant, Rose Krickhahn, was in the process of moving in at the time. He said someone had wired from one side of a panel box to another, thus bypassing a breaker switch, Schcffcr said.
Although a breaker was bypassed, Schcffcr said he believes the short in the ceiling had already existed. He
said the incident did not involve electric company meters or connections.
Schcffcr said the fire was contained lo tile ceiling of the living room and one bedroom although one inside wall was burned and the structure suffered heavy damage. Part of the ceiling had to be removed to extinguish the fire, he said.
The fire occurred at Route I, Box 51 AB, just inside the Guadalupe County line. Schcffcr said the occupants fled the scene w hen the fire broke out.
Vandals take shine to new safety mirror
A safety mirror which was bought with private funds and erected by the City of New Braunfels has been the recent target of vandals, according to New Braunfels City Councilman Eddie Temple.
Temple said Archie Ladshaw, a resident near the intersection of Rosemary Street and Frcdcricksberg Road, purchased a convex mirror to be installed at the intersection. The two streets meet at an awkward angle and the mirror was installed to allow drivers to better sec oncoming traffic.
Temple said residents of the arca had been going out of their way to avoid the intersection until Ladshaw had the
mirror installed. The mirror was stolen after the first day and another was ordered, Temple said.
However, the original mirror was eventually found abandoned and was replaced, -this time on a post secured by concrete. Temple said it was stolen only days later when someone apparently pulled the post out of the ground with a vehicle.
Temple said the mirror was found to be a real benefit for the safety of those crossing the intersection and said the citizens in that arca will be watching the mirror closely to thwart more vandalism.
Consultant outlines local economic needs
By JOE KINCHELOE Staff Writer
New Braunfels needs an industrial park, according to Robert Siegel of Robert L. Siegel and Associates, Inc., a real estate consulting finn in New-Orleans.
Siege! spoke to die business and professional community at a Tuesday meeting in the Civic Center where he narrowed future world economy to local needs.
I Ie said trends in business are toward specialty much die same way die medical profession has turned in the last decade. Specialty stores and discount centers such as Wal-Mart and Kmart will replace “department stores.”
“The department store has outlived its growth potential. Shopping is a
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Robert L. Siegel makes a point during his meeting with business and community leaders Tuesday. (Photo by Desmond Bostick)
Keep die umbrella and coat handy for the next few days. Today will be cloudy and cold with a chance for rain. The high will be 52 degrees with the low dropping to 40 degrees. Winds will be out of the northwest at 18 mph, gusting to 25 mph. Thursday through die weekend will be more of the same with cloudy and cold conditions and highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s.
Happiness is dashing through the snow with your friends.
26 shopping days to Christmas
Economy growing at moderate rate
WASHINGTON (AF) — The U.S. economy grew at a moderate annual rate of 2.7 percent from July through September, the government reported today, but analysts say growth is slowing in the current quarter.
The increase reported by the Commerce Department in the broadest measure of economic health was up from an advance estimate of 2.5 percent issued last month.
The revision was about in line with economists’ expectations, but it could still cause the Federal Reserve Board to move more cautiously in its campaign to lower interest rates as a stimulant to growth.
Most of the revision was attributed to a better-than-anticipaled trade performance. The Sep
tember trade deficit, which hit a five-year low, was unavailable when the advance estimate was made.
Expons climbed at an annual rate of 1.6 percent in the third quarter, compared with an earlier estimate of no change, while impons grew only 9.5 percent, compared with a 15.1 percent jump in last month’s repon.
Consumer spending was also better than first thought, rising a brisk annual rate of 6.2 percent
— the strongest since the first quarter of 1988
— compared with a preliminary estimate of 5.8 percent.
Inflation, as measured by a price index tied to the GNR, improved dramatically in the third quarter, climbing at an annual rate of 2.9 percent
alter a 5.0 percent jump in the April-June quarter. Those figures were unchanged from the advance estimate.
Thi GNR grew at an annual rate of 2.5 per-cent in the second quarter and for the first nine months of the year is averaging a 3.0 percent annual rate, just above the Bush administration’s forecast for the whole year.
Still, many analysts believe the economy w ill have a tough time meeting the target because of a dramatic slowing in the current three-month period. A few predict the country will topple into a recession, ending the seven-year economic expansion that is unprecedented in peacetime.
It would take only a 1.8 percent GNR increase in the October-L'ccember quarter to match the
administration forecast, according to a Commerce Department analyst, but most private economists expect a growth rate of 1.5 percent or lower.
In a separate report today, the Commerce Department said after-tax corporate profits were off a sharp 7.2 percent in the third quarter, matching the decline in the second quarter, which was the worst performance in three years. Hie decline marks the third consecutive quarter dial profits have dropped.
But, the department attributed SI I billion of the si5.5 billion decline to los>es from Hurricane Hugo. Benefits paid by insurance companies totaled $9 billion, while uninsured corporate losses totaled S2 billion.
Eden Home, Inc. invites all families and friends of Eden Home residents to the annual Family Day and Open House Sunday. The Open House will be held in conjunction with the
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Cheer fund growing
Hic eighth annual New Braunfels llerald-'Aeiiung Cheer Fund is almost to die halfway mark and needs almost $2,500 to meet 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 die 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 newspaper staff members provide the labor to package and deliver the Chrisunas baskets each year.
Each year since 1982, the newspaper has sponsored the drive to provide a Chrisunas dinner to the 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 to 60 families.
The drive has grown and now provides baskets to 200 families in the area. I'his year, a goal of
$5,000 has been set to buy die goodies to till those baskets.
All of the tax-deductible contri-butions are used to purchase the food items contained on the Cheer Fund shopping list. The administrative and distribution costs are provided by the Herald-Zeitung and community volunteers.
In the past, contributions have exceeded die goal and provided a beginning balance to start the drive each year. This year, a balance of $1,033.67 kicked off the annual drive.
Hie Herald-Zeuung will publish
die names of contributors to the Cheer Fund each day. Donations are tax deductible and may be made at the newspaper office at 707 Landa. For more information or to arrange for pickup of donations, call Carol Aim Avery at 625-9144.
The fund total today is $2,436.76 with donations from:
Anonymous 3 bags of groceries
Alan and Betty Bartlett............$ 15
George and Frances Shepherd. $25 Bart and Aim Bartholomew $10
Mark White to try 1990 comback race
AUSTIN (AR) — Saying he’s “not running on past deeds," former Gov. Mark White today formally began his comeback bid and entered die 1990 Democratic race for governor,
"For die past three years, Texas has been drifting in a sea of challenge, change and uncertainty,” said White, who lost the Governor’s Mansion in 1986 to Republican Gov. Bill Clements.
While enters a Democratic primary field that already includes state Treasurer Ann Richards and Attorney General Jim Mattox.
J'lic former governor says his record and his abilities are die reasons he believes Texas voters will support him next year after deserting him three years ago.
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Lawmen recover safe
A motorist 1'uesday reported she saw two Latin males throw a sale from a pickup on Schoenthal Road.
Garden Ridge Rolice Sgt. Larry Swain responded lo the call and informed Comal County Sheriff’s officials about die location of die sale. Swain stayed in the area until deputies arrived.
Rolice believe the sale is of the type used by convenience stores and is
controlled by a time-lock device.
Swain said the safe had been burned in several areas, apparently by a cutting torch in an attempt to open it. The safe had severe bums to the outside but the contents were not believed to be harmed.
Swain said Comal County deputies called a wrecker to lift the 300- to 400-pound safe but its owner has not been located.