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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 9, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas                                NFL Playoff routs Washington Detroit 7 Green Bay Lou Is 16 Miami New England 13 Los Angelas Cleveland 10 Todays contests Tampa Bay at Dallas San Diego at Pittsburgh New York Jets at Cincinnati Atlanta at Minnesota tt BOX f j r SWC Basketball scores Kansas State Texas 43 Houston SMU 71 TCU Texas Tech 67 Arkansas Baylor 60 Texas AErM Rice 63 Top 20 Scores Johns Georgetown 67 North Carolina Syracuse 64 Alabama Kentucky 67 Iowa Michigan 72 New Braunfels New Texas 64 Sections SUNDAY January 50 cents USPS 3778801 New faces to make debut Fred Bill George to take seats at Court Fred Clark new county judge By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer The new Commissioners Court led by a new county judge and precinct 4 county commissioner will meet for the first time this year at the Courthouse For the first time in 12 Commissioners Court this year will have a new County Judge Fred Clark will sit in the chair for merly held by Max who retired this year after serving as county judge since The other new face in the bunch will be that of Bill who defeated former precinct 4 County Commissioner Heitkamp in the November The two new both of whom replaced will give local Republicans a majority on the court for the first time in recent Incumbent 1 Commissioner Evans is the courts third while Commissioners Monroe Wetz Precinct 2 and Charles Mund Precinct 3 are the Mondays meeting will start at 10 in Commissioners first floor of the Among those items listed on Mondays agenda is the discussion of the court appointinga jail site selection This com which could possibly include county would be involved in the countys for a tract of land on which to build a new county According to a yet to be approved federal lawsuit the county is required to have a new jail built and ready for occupancy no later than Also on Mondays agenda is the selection of a Grievance Committee for That ninemember made up of six county officiajs and three citizens chosen from lists of grand arbitrates salary disputes among county officials In other Commissioners Court will discuss liability insurance coverage for county consider advertising for a fulltime county and consider ap pointing a member of the court to the Solid Waste Court members will also consider advertising for bids for the countys depository and will review and con sider three subdivision Bill George 4 debut Nursing home owner wanted for fraud By JACQUELINE SMITH Staff writer The corporation that owned and operated Colonial Manor Nursing Home until 1981 is under in vestigation by the Texas Attorney Generals Office for alleged Medicaid As a result of this misdemeanor charges of tampering with governmental records were filed last in Travis County against the corporations Hermann Hoffman of San according to the Travis County Attorneys head of the now defunct Carriage Square Nursing Home the San Antonio based cor poration which until 1981 operated Colonial Manor here in New Braunfels and Carriage Square Nursing Home in San was unavailable for In a telephone interview James assistant Travis County said it was his understanding that Hoffman was out of the Specifically Radar who would not reveal Hoffmans attorneys name did not The attorney generals office began the in vestigation last April when a routine screening of See Page 12A Current owners not at fault The current operation of Colonial Manor Nursing Home connected with a probe into alleged Medicaid cost reports filed by that homes former Colonial Manors present administrator and owner both emphasized that fact in separate telephone interviews Please distinguish that its not said Colonial Manor Administrator John who noted that news of the state investigation has been upsetting to residents of the We have a lot of patients who are real alert and hear the news and the said some of them are getting the wrong opinion that theres some kind of fraud going on with their Medicaid statements which is not the current owner of the local nursing emphasized that the state in vestigation and the resulting misdemeanor charges filed by the Travis County Attorneys See Page 3A Incorporation to be discussed at upcoming meeting in Geronimo The community of Geronimo may want to in To find the Geronimo Area Jaycees will present a community information program on in corporation at in the cafetorium at Navarro High All interested area residents are asked to The Geronimo Jaycees responded to interest from residents with a community service project of gathering facts and information for several Project chairman Kurt Mull and his committee will present the Geronimo postmistress Elva Constable Don Jaycee John County Commissioner Monroe and an attorney from the firm of Keehn and Sagebiel will also be on hand to answer questions on Geronimo Area Jaycee President Benito in Hog Wild announcing the community stressed the Jaycees role has been to gather He said the 18 program will be and in thanks to a thorough job of factfinding by Mulls Stall photo by Cindy Richardson Threeyearold Richard Leggitt gets an early start in the livestock business as he brushes a hog belonging to Barbara and Jesse Evans at Comal County Fairgrounds The fairgrounds was the site of the annual 4H Stock Tax hikes on horizon Reagan said considering 1984 WASHINGTON AP President who objects to raising taxes in the current economic is considering post1984 tax boosts to reduce growing deficits projected through ad ministration officials The officials said Reagan also is pondering a spending freeze on somedomestic modest cuts in military spending to keep the deficit for fiscal 1984 below But Reagan appears to be holding firm against seeking significant new taxes for the budget year that starts next At his news conference last he said repeatedly that it would be a mistake to raise taxes at a time when the country seems to be pulling out of a long But he also said that deficits predicted for later in the fiveyear budget plan were unacceptably The who discussed the status of the ad ministrations budget planning on the condition that they not be emphasized that Reagan has made no final decisions and is unlikely to do so until late in the coming The president has until to submit his fiscal 1984 budget proposals to Taxraising proposals being considered for the years following 1984 include a narrowing of tax such as for credit card interest charges and mortgage interest on second and taxes on energy Officials said the fiscal 1984 budget plan may contain a tax proposal in the form of a ceiling on tax employerpaid health insurance Under this workers would have to pay taxes on employer contributions beyond a certain limit a the officials said the plan is viewed more as a way to slow rising health care costs than a revenueraising One official ruled out presidential approval of a change in a 1981 provision that prevents taxpayers from being pushed into higher tax brackets solely because of This socalled tax indexing plan goes into effect next On the spending the president is said to be considering a slight cut in his record defense spending plan for now set at Utilities moved lost friend in 82 By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer New Braunfels Utilities lost a collected a and joined the big boys in The friend was Bill 11year veteran of the Utilities Board of who died of an apparent heart attack on July Robert Texas Commerce BankNew Braunfels was named as his The debt was committed back in but not collected until On Utilities Attorney Tom Burrus received a check for from Richard The former Utilities manager pleaded guilty to stealing in Utiliites was sen tenced to five years in and is presently being considered for The amount represented the stolen plus Big boy sophistication hit the power company on July the end of its 19811982 fiscal The Utilities exceeded the 500 million mark in kilowatt hours produced for its electrical customers that Weve hit that and joined the big boys Utilities Manager Bob Sohn referring to the Public Utilities Regulatory Policy Act which goes into effect in June of will require the submission of data to the federal To gather that continuous the 198283 million Utilities budget included special metering and a stateoftheart computer The first phase of the metering equipment will cost See Page 13A Todays Weather Expect a partly cloudy followed by a colcl Winds today will be out of the south at 510 miles per and Monday will be mostly clear and Sunrise today will be at High School Hoops The Smithson Valley Rangerettes had an intersting Friday night at They kept trying to put the Cole Cougars but Cole passed up numerous chances to give up and 8B DEAR kept coming Fortunately the Rangerettes persevered anc got a 5753 win in their District 26 3A See Page Building boom Despite talk of a nationa New Braunfels con tinued to prosper in Ground was broken on 100 new homes numerous apartment and condo complexes and businesses last in addition to renovations made on existing structures Page 2A Fluoridation scheduled to begin in February New Braunfels Utilities Manager Bob Sohn said Friday he fully expects fluoridation to be in the citys water supply next Fluoridation has seemed plagued from the outset in New first passed by only a 15vote margin in an August 1980 City Charter amendment Finally two years fluoridated water was set to flow on But on July acid intended for the citys new fluoridation system leaked at Well 4 at the base of the Baleones Escarpment off Highway 46 and at Well 5 at the edge of the Landa Park golf Vandalism was strongly suspected at particularly at Well where marks on a damaged outlet flange could have been made by a The leak at Well 4 was discovered during a daily inspection of the volatile material was contained by the con crete buildings that house the chemicals storage To this we still cant tell whether the damage was done by I still suspect Sohn said But contractor or manufacturer problems are one Vandalism is Since blame has not been pointed in any Most of the delay was in making sure were in and I sincerely apologize for that I just didnt want to bite the whole if we didnt have Sohn Biting that bullet carried a price tag of between Sohn said two weeks notice before the fluoridation begins in February will be Just like he   

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