New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 22, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Red Ribbon Week activities
The community is urged to take part in Red Ribbon Week and show support for a drug-free Texas. Tomorrow night, Mayor Doug Miller will proclaim Red Ribbon Week at the City Council meeting.
NB tennis team wins district tennis crown
New Braunfels won its third team tennis title in four years Saturday by defeating Alamo Heights 11-7 in the District 28-4A tournament in Kerrville.
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Vol. 137, No. 246
707 Lands St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
October 22, 1989
Three Sections, 42 PagesAquifer suitCommission urging out-of-court settlement
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The state water commission’s top official warned Friday a lawsuit seeking to have the Edwards Aquifer declared an underground stream could throw the region into chaos if the suit is successful and urged an out-of-court settlement as the only workable solution.
Buck Wynne III, chairman of the Texas Water Commission who is reportedly preparing his own proposed settlement to the suit, said interested panics inched closer to agreement during a private meeting Friday
at die Edwards Underground Water District office.
Although Wynne neither would confirm nor deny that the water commission is working on a settlement, others attending the meeting said he probably would present a draft at the next closed-door session, scheduled for Nov. I.
“Buck Wynne is working to draft a proposal that he and other members of the water commission think would
See AQUIFER, Page 2AFire district hearing at courthouse annex
Homecoming royalty crowned Friday night
Ann-Terese Matschek was named Homecoming Queen during halftime at the Canyon High-Boerne game Friday night. The daughter of Tom and Dorothy Matschek was escorted on the field by Randy Vetter. The Cougars won the game against the Greyhounds, 14 to 13. For more details, see Page 13A. (Photos by Deryl Clark)
Melinda Villanueva won the honor of Homecoming Queen at the New Braunfels-Alamo Heights game here Friday. Escorted by Unicorn lineman Marcus Perez, she is the daughter of Mrs. Felix Villanueva. The Unicorns outstomped the Mules with a final score of 9 to 3. See Page 13A for the story.
A public hearing Tuesday will decide the fate of an additional county fire district.
County commissioners will decide whether to call an election to create Comal County Emergency Services District No. I. The hearing starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Comal County Courthouse Annex in the Commissioners
Court Courtroom on the third floor.
All residents in the proposed area arc urged to attend.
If voters create the district — if an election is called — a tax not to exceed IO cents per SI OO property valuation will be assessed by the
See FIRE DISTRICT, Page 2A
loans and accounts.
Though banking has changed during his bank tenure, it wasn’t until recently that banking became no fun anymore, he said.
“I’ve enjoyed every minute of it until about the last six to seven years,” he said. “The banking financial industry is controlled too much by the government.”
The cycles of government deregulation and regulation hurt the banking industry, he said, adding the state user laws also affected banks when the money was borrowed at 16 to 17 percent, but the banks could loan money at only IO percent.
Darling said young people don’t save as much money as they used to.
“Back when I first started... I think that the younger people were willing to save much more than today. Maybe they were more able to save,” he said. ‘The economy has affected all of us.” Darling said he plans to leave the bank sometime before 1990 to travel with his wife in their motor home. He also has things to do around his home and ranch. He will remain on the
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Good Day Darling sees bank grow
into a major institution
expected to reach 85 with south
winds about 15 mph. Tonight By STEPHANIE DAVIS
should be partly cloudy with a staff Writer
low dropping to about 62. Mon- Arthur Darling saw First Federal
day’s high will return to the mid Savings and Loan Association go
80s- from “paper and ink” days to the com-
Inslde: Puler a8e as he prepares to retire
BUSINESS 8.9A hc reflects on how banking has
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CROSSWORD 3A Association as it used to be,” he said.
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OPINIONS....................................4A school in Albany, Texas, and received
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directors in 1968 and selected as prcs-
StCinftnnti&Ch idem of the bank in November 1962.
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A i, • . r board in February 1978.The bank
gentles United for Child was organized and granted a charter
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Luncheon Forum with Comunity "When I firs, sinned here, there
efd“S' 'n'jUd.‘n5 ST J *eS' wcre °»>y Uiree of us," he said, adding
. i s manager an I ie mayor, die bank mostly lent money for home
Thursday at noon at the kitchen ,oam ^ ^ sav| 1
downers in the NB1SD Educa- Now ^ bank offcrs* , of
lion Center. The agencies involved 1
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KSKSH Bush vetoes bill liberalizing abortion law
For more information or to make
a reservation, call Claudette Doh- WASHINGTON (AP) — President
erty at 629-2163.... Bush on Saturday kept his pledge to
veto legislation that would liberalize The New Braunfels High School abortion law by making federal funds Band Boosters will meet Tuesday available for poor women in cases of at 7:30 p.m. Plans for district incest and rape,
marching contest and Wurstfest Bush said he was unwilling to
will be discussed..., expend tax dollars unless the mother’s
life is endangered, which is the only T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sen- way Medicaid can fund abortions sibly) will host its annual Open under current law.
House Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Laurel Plaza recreation room, 300 /1Tnr. _
Laurel Lane. TOPS. is open to USU board Will
men, women and children older
ca“ consider tax roll
625-8860 or 629-0845....
Trustees of the Comal Independ-Students currently enrolled in cm School District will consider ap-German-language classes for two proval of the 1989 tax roll when they years are invited to an informa- mcct *n regular session Oct. 30 al the
tional meeting concerning the Central Administration Office.
1990 German-American student Other agenda items will include:
exchange program. The meeting • Approval of library book bids
will be at Canyon High School • Consider bids for pick-up truck
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Arthur Darling is retired after more than 40 years at First Federal Savings and Loan Association, an institution he has seen grow from a “pen and ink” operation into the computer age. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
Tie on red ribbon for a drug-free community
The community is urged to take part in Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 22-27, to show support for a drug-free Texas.
Red Ribbon Week originated when Federal Agent Enrique Cam arena was murdered by drug traffickers in 1985. The red ribbon became the symbol to reduce the demand for drugs.
The Safe City Commission announced this week’s activities:
• Monday — Mayor Doug Miller will proclaim Red Ribbon Week at the City Council meeting at 7:15 p.m. Councilmembcrs will be presented with red ribbons.
• Tuesday — 7 p.m. a drug symposium at Memorial Primary School is scheduled for community leaders to discuss the local drug problem.
• Wednesday — Wear Red Day
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“This year, regrettably, the Congress has expanded the circumstances in which federal appropriated funds could be used to pay for abortions,” Bush said in a veto message released by the White House.
The Senate on Thursday completed action on the abortion language, passing on a 67-31 vote a spending bill that included the expanded abortion funding provision despite Bush’s
threat of a veto.
The abortion funding was included in a $156.7 billion appropriation for the departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Education for Fiscal 1990, which began Oct. I.
The House passed the measure the previous week by a much more narrow margin, 216-206 — far short of the two-thirds vote that would be Baa BUSH, Pag* 2A
Clements has ruled out abortion as session topic
AUSTIN (AP) — Gov. Bill Clements stunned anti-abortion leaders Friday by saying he will not allow abortion restrictions on the agenda of any upcoming special legislative
“I consider it to be a betrayal. He’s playing political football with the lives of unborn children,” said Bill SM CLEMENTS, Pag* 2A
Warrant issued for burglary suspect
Comal County authorities are waiting for a 19-year-old man to turn himself in for stealing an outboard motor in the Canyon Lake area recently.
On Oct. 17 a Yamaha outboard motor was reported stolen to the Comal County sheriffs office. At the direction of Ll. Rudy Rubio an investigation was conducted and the property later located in Columbus, Texas, the next
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Absentee voting ends Tuesday in bond election
Tuesday is the last day to vote absentee in the Comal ISD bond issue election.
Voters may cast ballots at the C1SD central administration office, located at 1421 Highway 81 East in New Braunfels, (rom 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. Monday through Friday. Tile other absentee voting location is Smithson Valley Middle School, located on FM 3ll in Spring Branch. Ballots may be cast there from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p m. Monday through Friday.