New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, September 29, 1985 : Front Page

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung September 29, 1985

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 29, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Local football Sports game results See Page WA T Comal River............ 238    cfs    (up    4) Water CanXoninflow........123    cfs (down 2) Canyon outflow.........157 cfs (up 7) Watch Edwards Aquifer  624.10 (down .02) Canyon Lake level .... 907 78 (down .05) pl1C ROPLEX I NL -, j i »f \m p, L E MI i* n p n. BOX A5A:*‘-6 r « -    _    .    7    *r    "•    41 DALLAL’ River Advisory Board Local wants to beautify area See Page 3A Winners at the Comal County Fair are listed, see Page 8-9A_New Braunfels    Sunday September 29, 198550 Cents 36 Pages 3 Sections Stab victim stable Guadalupe County Sheriff Melvin Harborth said a man was stabbed in the Schumannville area early Friday morning after going to the Comal County Fair. Joe Munoz, 20, was admitted to McKenna Memorial Hospital Friday morning after being stabbed at a mobile home off of Highway 725. Harborth said the man told officials he had been drinking with friends at the fair before the incident happened. Harborth said the man said he did not know who stabbed him. The stabbing is still under investigation. Munoz was listed in stable con- See POLICE, Page ISA NB Savings is sold In a joint statement made Saturday, the Board of Directors of New Braunfels Savings and Loan Association and Jerry Stiles of Plano, announced that an agreement had been reached for the sale of the 12-year-old association to Stiles. Stiles owns First State Savings and I/oan Association of Del Bio. The agreement was endorsed unanimously by the association's board. A March 1986 closing date is anticipated, but several conditions to the sale must be satisfied before it can finally dose, among which is Stiles' approval by the appropriate state and federal authorities, and a See SAVINGS SOLD, Page 16A Strutting Bradley Hollas, left, and his bird Tiki won the 'Best Dressed Pet and Owner' ribbon at the annual Comal County Fair Pet Parade Friday The streets were lined for the annual Pet Parade and Fair Parade and the New Braunfels Unicorn High School band proudly struts before the crowd See Fair judging results and pictures Page 8 9A. LESLIE KRIEWALDT HERALD ZEITUNG Voters will decide on first bond issue in 16 years EDITORS NOTE: The following story is the first in a seven part series explaining the upcoming $11.5 million bond issue being put before the public Oct. 19 The remaining parts of the series will be published in the Herald-Zeitung next week. By DANA OVERSTREET Staff writer New Braunfels residents, many of whom didn’t live here 16 years ago, will be asked soon to vote on the city’s first bond issue decision since 1968. On Oct. 19, the city will present a proposal to issue $11,455,000 in general obligation bonds to pay for improvements to streets, parks, and several drainage structures in the city. Bond money also is proposed for construction of a fire substation, along with renovations and additions to city hall, the central fire station, arui the civic center. Ironically, the 1988 bonds — $2.6 million — paid for many of the same type improvements, including $1.63 million for street arui drainage construction and repair, $395,000 for Lands Park improvements, $80,000 for a fire station on Loop 337, and $500,000 to build the civic center. Harvey Westerholm, city manager in I960, said then something that is being said now — ‘'Too many of the streets have been let go too long,” he said. ‘‘Now, a crash program is required to repair many streets.” The city planned 128 blocks of street construction and 6,375 feet of storm sewage construction. This year, council proposes spending $3.96 million on a street overlay project; expansion of County Line Road, Pahmeyer Lane and South Walnut Avenue; and the widening of the Seguin and Lands underpasses In 1968, Westerholm assured the Lands Park Merchants Association that he would get with the Texas Department of Highways and Public Transportation to discuss the drainage problems surrounding the intersection of luanda and Fredericksburg. Drainage improvements at the intersection are now being proposed to take the largest chunk of the drainage proposition’s money. Council is asking for $1.61 million to add inlets on that intersection’s neighboring streets and construct culverts on Fredericksburg. Park improvements in 1968 centered around the city’s pool — with $15,000 for a new deck at the spring-fed pool, $100,000 to build the bath house, and $90,000 to build the olympic pool. Other park improvements included the addition of nine holes at [.anda Park Golf Course, addition of picnic tables and playground equipment, and improvements to park streets. Park improvements this year are centered around upgrading existing parks. The city will ask for $1 88 million to revitalize five parks; $140,000 for path and irrigation work at the golf course and $300,000 to buy a cover for the Olympic Pool to allow year-round use. The civic center, paid for with 1968 bond money, is up this year for $325,000 to add meeting space, restrooms, storage area and kitchen facilities. The building cost $500,000 16 years ago. As it worked on passage (rf the bond issue, the 1968 city council feared voter apathy although it See BONDS, Page USA City is cautious about any incinerator commitment By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer County members of the landfill board want to sign a lease for an $11-million incinerator, but the city wants more information. County Commissioner Ixirenzo ’Yankee” Camarillo summarized the progress being made on the incinerator in a meeting of the Kegional Solid Waste Planning Task Force earlier this week. Camarillo, the county’s representative on the task force, said that the Comal County Solid Waste Management Board was going over a lease with Energy Advancement, the firm that plans to build the incinerator The Texas Department of Health permit to burn trash lias already been acquired. The solid waste management board, a city-county cooperative that oversees the present landfill operation, is negotiating with Energy Advancement to build an incinerator with a 150-ton per day capacity. “I told them (the task force) that as far as the county was concerned, we were ready to accept the lease agreement, but the city still had objections.” Camarillo said. The task force is studying the problem of solid waste disposal in the Alamo Area Council of Government: first to assess the present disposal methods used by all the governmental entities in the area and then to find solutions. The project will take two years. Energy Advancement will pa\ all costs of construction anti will make its money back by selling electricity created by the burning cf trash. Camarillo said in his report t<< th* task force. The lease agreement will include 11.9 acres of the landfill that Kiter g\ Advancement can use for $1 a year for the next IO years with two five-year renewable options- The lease has a tenant termination clause that allows for a 90-day notice City Manager Joe Michie raised objections to the lease in the last board meeting, showing concern about areas that had not been defined in the contract, rather than on any particulars of the agreement. He indicated that the board did no!InsideTrash fest The Annual Comal River Trashiest will be held this Saturday and divers from as far away as Houston will help to clean out the river. See Page SAToday s Weather A 60 percent chanco of rain today will decrease lo a 50 percent tonight. Otherwise it will be mostly cloudy with temperatures ui tile nud-80s today and dropping to the upper-60s overnight, Saturday’s high was 85 and the overnight low was rf). A half an inch of rain was measured at the know enough tbdui Energy \d-\ ancement s financial stability I’m very much for the concept of burning trash and selling the clee tricity,” Michie said "But I’m concerned about continuity and stability ot our trash disposal The city will still be producing 60-70 tons of trash a day whether the incinerator is working or not ” Michie pointed out that Energy Xdvancement’s Sealy plant lias not > ut stalled producing electricity Also Mu hie was concerned that tile landfill board may find out that they need to buy a complete set of landfill equipment if the incinerator does not work The present equipment is old See !N( INFRATOK, Page 16A radio station Saturday night. Sunset will beat i :22p.m. CLASSIFIED 1 12C COMICS 6B CROSSWORD 5B DEAR ABBY 16A DEATHS 2A ENTERTAINMENT 5B HOROSCOPE 6B KALIDEOSCOPE 1-31 OPINIONS 4A SPORTS 10 13A WEATHER 2A $ ;

  • Bradley Hollas
  • Dana Overstreet
  • Harvey Westerholm
  • Jerry Stiles
  • Joe Michie
  • Joe Munoz
  • Lillian Thomas Staff
  • Sheriff Melvin Harborth

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: September 29, 1985

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