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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 1, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Republican questions opponent's eligibility AUSTIN (AP) — On her first official day as a Republican candidate for attorney general, Pat Hill said she’s not certain her GOP primary opponent is eligible to run for the office. See Page 5 Hwnburg' y GERMANY.' Odor . « •Frankfurt"'- Wtesbadtn O V r CZEi J AUST* Europeans pay tribute to World War ll victims FRANKFURT, West Germany (AP) — Europe today paid solemn tribute to the millions of victims of World War II, which started 50 years ago on Sept. I when a German warship opened fire on a tiny Polish garrison. See Page 9 New Braunfels /AV LL Rangers play tough in Lockhart warm-up Smithson Valley played its final football scrimmage fhursday night against Lockhart, and the Rangers were encouraged bv thpir    _    fn game.]^ Jr,09 10/22/99    89    ry, but had a c;o-west    Page 11 2201 BPOOKHOLLOW PISH I TE 300    -- APLINGTON, TX    ’ Vol. 137, No. 210 707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144 Friday September 1, 1989 25 Cents One Section. 16 Pages ReconstructionHighway overlay the start The northbound land on Interstate 35 through New Braunfels is giving the appearance that resurfacing work is nearing completion, but resident engineer Bobbie Hascrt of the Department of Highways and Public Transportation said it will be the end of next week before drivers will begin seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Highway department crews this morning began the final phase of the paving on the southbound lane, Hasert said. “The end of next week is going to be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. We will still be lacking seal-coating on the raised shoulders,” along with pavement marking and cleanup. Rules change bail business SM HIGHWAY, Page 2 Drivers are asked to continue observing warning signs on Interstate 35 as highway department crews continue their work next week. (Photo by Deryl Clark) Hance calls on election experience By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer Kent Hance, chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, said he has the experience to be the next governor for the State of Texas. “The main thing is we have the experience,” the Republican candidate said in a telephone press conference Thursday. “We will not need on-the-job training.” In his second attempt to be elected Texas governor, Hance is reminding the voters of his experience as a state senator, congress man and railroad commissioner. Hance said his bid for the governor’s seat launched Aug. 15 is a broad-based campaign with a new vision for Texas. The economy, education and crime are among his concerns for this new vision. Part of Hance’s platform includes passing a state constitutional amendment which would place a ban on a proposed state income tax. Hance said a state income tax would require more spending and would be detrimental to the economy. Hance also described a tax-free start program which would attract new businesses to Texas. This program would exempt new businesses from paying a franchise tax the first year with the regular tax phased in over five years. The same program also could apply to businesses that expand, he said, with the franchise tax exemption for the expansion. “I’m going to be a very aggressive governor in seeking out businesses to move to Texas,” Hance said. The fight against crime will be a part of Hancc’s new vision as well. He said he wants to stop the prisons’ early release program wade he pushes for the construction of an additional 25,000 prison beds. According the commissioner, the 1-1/2- to 2-year project will alleviate the back-up of prisoners in county jails “We figure there will be sufficient economic growth to take care of it,” he said. “During the last See HANCE, Page 2 NBU following new guidelines for plant From staff and wire reports New Environmental Protection Agency guidelines to make water safer to drink will be followed during the construction of New Braunfels Utilities surface water treatment plant* said Roger Biggers, NBU’s director of technical services. According to Biggers, die $7.7 million facility will be constructed in accordance to the new EPA guide-Whistle stop lines requiring local water authorities to rid drinking water of a variety of germs that are annually blamed for 90,000 illnesses such as diarrhea, nausea and upset stomachs. About a third of nearly 10,000 water systems subject to the new requirements will have to install new filtration equipment or make other expensive adjustments over the next four years to comply with the federal requirements. The EPA estimated tile new requirements announced in June will cost $3 billion overall for initial equipment and add about $500 million a year to operating costs. These costs are expected to be passed on to water customers. Biggers explained because NBU is in the process of building its surface water treatment plant, the new requirements will not be as costly. “It’ll be a more advanced plant thatn the older surface water treatment plants,” he said. As a result of the construction, NBU water customers will see their water bills increase incrementally to an additional $4.44 by 1993. Biggers said this figure includes a projected 2 See WATER, Page 2 By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Bail bondsmen working in Comal County must be licensed starting today by a newly created board which will govern the business. “We (bondsmen) all want the board to work,” said Bill Klare, Alamo Bail Bonds. “We want the bond board to work for the county as well as work for the bondsmen.” Bail bondsmen are responsible for filing an application with Comal County Bail Bond Board to operate locally. They also must pay a $500 licensing fee, submit a photograph and a set of fingerprints. Annual renewal fees are $250. The board approves all applications. After application approval, the bondsman will deposit with the coun- Holiday caps off tourist season The last weekend of the New Braunfels area tourist season is here, and river outfitters along the Lower Guadalupe River are expecting a “halfway decent” Labor Day weekend. Donna Krueger, secretary of die Guadalupe River Organization, said all the campgrounds arc open and some are filling up with a different sort of tourist from years past. “The type of clientele we are seeing now are families,” she said. “Some arc very excited that the water is just right for kids. We’re seeing a lot more families, and that’s nice.” Lack of rain and continued hot weather evaporated the outfitters’ dreams of a busy 1989 tourist season, and the Guatlalupe-Blaneo River Authority’s decision to reduce die See RIVER, Page 2 Unemployment rate unchanged in August WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s unemployment rate remained at 5.2 percent in August as the resurgent economy created more than 200.000 jobs, the government report cd today. The Labor Department’s official figure for non-farm payroll expansion last month was 110,000 jobs. But strikes reduced the job totals by about 108.000 — meaning that without the walkouts the new-job total would have been some 218,000. The government also revised its July job growth figure upward to 184,000 from 169.(XX), a sign the economy continues to expand at a pace that will keep it out of recession in the short term. The unemployment report is the first comprehensive look at economic performance in August, and the numbers bolster recent predictions that the See UNEMPLOYMENT, Page 2 Offices to close down for Labor Day holiday Members of the New Braunfels Historic Railroad and Modelers Society Inc. Felix Roque, left, Norbert Gilles, and Kermit Baese proudly proclaim that the New Braunfels Railroad Museum will have regular operating hours. Beginning Saturday, the museum will be staffed by volunteers from 10 a. rn. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. The museum, in the former MOP AC depot next to the Union Pacific tracks on West San Antonio Street, will feature displays of railroad artifacts, restoration projects, an operating model railroad and a caboose tour. The 50-cent admission will help further restoration and keep the museum open. (Photo by Deryl Clark) The approaching holiday weekend will lead to some public offices and buildings as well as area banks closing their doors on Labor Day on Monday. The following businesses and offices will be closed: • Comal County Courthouse and Annex. • New Braunfels City Hall • New Braunfels Chamber of Conuncrce. • Comal Independent School District Administrative and Tax Offices. • The Education Center (New Braunfels Independent School District and Comal Appraisal District administrative offices) All students in both school districts are dismissed for Labor Day. Classes will resume Tuesday, Sept. 5. •New Braunfels lier ald-leitung will be closed on Monday and be open for business as usual on Tuesday. Trash pickup by the the city’s public works department will be on sche- Sm CLOSINGS, Pag* 2 ty treasurer a cashier’s check, certificate of deposit, cash or cash equivalent in the amount necessary to assure payment of any obligation incurred by applicant in the bonding business, not less than $5,(KX). All money will be kept in the county’s bail security fund. “We’re starting a bail bond board and that’s the way it’s going to be,” said Tressie Russell, AAA Bail Bonds. If asked if the board is good for Comal County, Russell said, “I tan’i say, I haven t been connected with the Bail Bond Board and I can’t tell you one way or the other.” “(Before) there was no co: aul as far as how many bonds we could write and how much property we had to put up for it, so I think it’s (board) a check See BAIL BONDS, Page 2Good day Look for a shady, cool place this afternoon as the heat index values climb to between 105 and 110 degrees. The hottest part of the day will be from 4 to 7 p.m. The temperature will climb to around KXI degrees with the high humidity contributing to the heat index reading. It will be more of the same through the weekend with temperatures around KXI degrees and high heat index values. Inside: CLASSIFIED........................12-16 COMICS..... CROSSWORD DEAR ABBY ENTERTAINMENT ..............8 HOROSCOPE    t0 RELIGIOUS FOCUS...............6-7 SPORTS ...........11-12 TV LISTINGS..............................10 WEATHER ..............Stammtisch The German-American Society will have its annual picnic Tues day at 6:30 p.m in Landa Parks areas 4 and 5. For more nfomia-lion, call 625 6330.... The New Braunfels Downtown Project invites all real estate agents involved in the sale or leasing of historic properties to attend “How to Sell Historic Properties" Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. Claire Mashbum of Mash-bum and Associates will conduct the seminar. During the Georgetown Main Street Program, down town Georgetown saw a private reinvestment of $7 million, in part because of the efforts of Mashbum. She also owns a restored. Victorian historic home rn Georgetown. For more information, contact April Goldsmith, New Braunfels Downtown Project Coordinator, at 625-3425.... An exhibit of pencil drawings by artist David Mans of New Braunfels opened late last month at the Annetta Kraushaar Gallery at Texas Lutheran College in Seguin. The drawings feature Southwestern American Indian and Western motifs. Works by ani'U Ralph Wall of New Braunfels, under whom Maas has studied, also will be on display. The exhibit will mn through Sept. 30. Others works by Maas are on display at Yellowstone National Park and at a gallery near Lincoln, N M. Gallery hours at Ti t are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.... The Mid-Texas Symphony Guild Board recently adopted a flew Belle Program which will present SM STAMM! ISCH, Pag* 2 ;