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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 18, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                p 0 BOX 8141 NB sweeps Page 9A Coleman Page6A NBISO Page 7B New Braunfels JJJJ Hera New Texas 13 Sunday January 50 Cents Four 48 Pages Stammtisch Comal Garden Club celebrated Arbor Day 15 with a tree plan ting at Memorial Primary The club donated and planted a red oak in memory of two Helena Moore and Betty Special thanks go to Marilyn Gladys Sarah Delaschmutt and Ruby Moore for their efforts in the Arbor Day obser The New Braunfels Council of Garden Clubs will sponsor an open forum entitled Maintain Beauty with Details The by the will celebrate Arbor Day beginning at in Landa Parks arborethum whew Tree planting will be in or near pic nic area The public is which is good since youd have a heck of a time telling the public that the public park is off limits Trees have been cut down big time around New Braunfels for home commercial So this is a good time and as good a reason as any if any were needed to plant a Its almost impossi ble to have too many and think how happy the squirrels will be if you join in this very worthwhile Unicorns in Action will meet at in New Braunfels High School Guest speaker will be Patricia president of the American Medical Association Durham recently returned from meeting President and Reagan during National Drug Abuse Educa tion and Prevention New Braunfels MexicanAmerican Heritage Society will conduct an organizational meeting to oelect of ficers and introduce its board of directors at 7 at Dittllnger Memorial For more contact Dariene Cardenas at New Braunfels Black Heritage Society will meet at 7 Tuesday in Live Oak Baptist In stallation of officers tops the agen A gentleman called recently wan ting to know about USDA com modities distribution in or near Comal here it The Community Council of South Central Texas will be issuing USDA com modities to income eligible households January 20 from 9 to 2 at 138 which is Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Under the guidelines of Texas Department of Human all recipients will be required to complete an application in order to determine whether they are eligible to get You must bring proof of income and such as USDA Food Stamp Medicaid pay check stubs or Veterans Administration identifica The supply of commodities such as is limited and distribution will be on a first first served For more call Do not call the as the church is only the location for distribution and not the prime spon sor of the Not too many folks attended the first meeting of the New Braunfels contingent of Keep Texas otherwise known as Keep New Braunfels The 16 people who did attend the meeting are not and neither are New get in volved and urge your elected city and county officials to use their clout to ensure strict enforcement of litter laws In our city and To find out more about how to discourage trashy people from trashing up our nice call Betty Walls at This is such a nice place to live and ami anyone who messes it up should be thrown into a dumpster along with the other The Menu CROSS Residents in and around Garden Ridge cite a plethora of mongrels along rail road tracks New ordinance DERYL Photographer where discarded cans and castoffs from life on the rails offer the chance for a Stray dogs still numerous By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Comal Countys animal control or dinance is working the countys animal control officer says the or dinance has not solved the problem of abandoned animals along county At least one county resident is con cerned about the situation and is do ing something about The number of dog bites has gone said Olen the county animal control Thats a combination of enforcement and the weatherBelieve it or theres a lot of these subdivisions where you can take a Elliott said that in before the county ordinance was in stray dogs and unrestrained dogs made it impossible for people to walk through their The or dinance requires pet owners to keep their pets restrained and encourages His efforts to round up the strays and force owners to keep their animals penned have paid he But for the dogs and cats being dumped along the sides of the coun tys life hasnt gotten any You see a lot of abandoned animals sitting on the side of the road waiting looking like theyve lost their and they Its Elliott Ralph who lives at Cranes said abandoned dogs are a problem for the entire Canyon Lake To its a cruel Galloway said about dumping Its all because some lazy person doesnt care enough about the little critter to try to place it with so meone who Galloway added that when he finds stray dogs on the side of he picks them up and tries to find homes for he he takes them to a store parking lot and waits until someone takes the Sooner or no matter how scruffy the dog somebody will find him he Galloway said he has tied bandanas around dogss necks just to make them more He has never had any pro blem finding homes for lonesome he If someone cares enough about a they should take the time to i iit i V t V 13 t A V i Y m place them in a than taking a dog and putting it out at the lake or on the side of the road to be Theyre not going to be forgotten usually some car finds he Theyre sending that animal to certain If that dog was ever nice to them or that dog ever gave them a warm they should remember that and at least take them down to a store and try to find them a Elliott said there arent enough people like Galloway and the aban doned dog and cat population in Com al County is He said any of the major roads in the county FM 281 and FM 1863 become instant homes to animals no longer wanted by their Its a really bad he The people who dump dump the dogs nobody wants the older dogs and the sick dogs its Since the animal control ordinance went into effect in Elliott estimates that about 100 dogs have been The county keeps animals two days if they are not the dogs are Abandoned dogs become wild when faced with uncertain Elliott Weve had a lot a livestock kills in the county by he adding that 15 goats were killed on one farm near Bulverde and two cows were attacked near FM Elliott said when dealing with wild he has had to shoot Theyre running in packs and you have to deal with Thats the on ly there is no other he Ive made a dent in the stray animal But youll always have a problem because peo ple keep dumping Clerk suspended formishandling post office money ByJIMWEBRE Staff Writer New Braunfels postal clerk Delfino Garcia has been placed on emergen cy suspension after inspectors found cash paid to the clerk wound up in his pocket and another had been put into a file cabinet instead of being deposited into the Inspector Harry Breda of the Postal Inspectors office in Houston said Garcia had been cited for ir money missing from a stamp drawer a few years An agreement reached at that time bet ween post office management and the postal workers union included a promise that Garcia not handle money in the future in return for Gar cia remaining Breda said that the inspectors of fice in November received a call from officials here that some postal receipts could not be accounted from to Some had not been but it turned out it was there in the post Money taken in by clerks is supposed to be deposited at the end of every day by Breda The Houston office conducted the investigation and 8 used under cover inspectors to purchase postage and services from according to Some changed the inspector and afterward in spectors found that Garcia had of it in his while the other or so wound up in a post office file He has not been He has been placed on emergency suspen sion pending a final determination at the local Garcia has been identified for misappropriation of in postal service funds and the mishandling of Breda Garcia was unavailable for com ment Breda said a final determination on action against Garcia would be made by New Braunfels post office management within 30 He add ed that the amount of money alleged ly mishandled is not the attorneys office would be given details of the inspectors reports and could take subsequent action in the Contingency fund not not bad New Braunfels carryover amount makes manager but TML official says it could be worse By DAVID MAY Staff Writer City Manager Joe Michie likens a citys contingency fund to someones personal After all the bills are paid you like to have a little left over to cover any unexpected emergencies that may come up He then said New Braunfels cur rent revenue problems are also like most peoples personal The city is spending just about as much as it Though some is reflected in the citys current contigency Michie noted that that figure will pro bably end up closer to after the current years financing has been a figure that he said makes him a little As the city begins searching for ways to meet its more than million budget while providing and adding to police and fire the ad ministrator said that a contingency fund of no less than would be a safe amount to have in because of budget ris ing insurance costs and a low proper ty tax base with sales tax returns on a he doesnt see the city in curring that type of fund amount in the coming budget I dont see the budget next year allowing us to have that big of a con tingency Michie responded from his office Friday If something big were to happen here like a big a flood or loss of a fire it would be nice to have some emrgency money to cover that or just have money to carry over into the next years he com People here are more aware of our contingency fund because of the flood in the early Michie said reffering to a flood here that resulted in massive loss of property and several Ted executive director of the Texas Municipal League in said in light of recent downturns in the economy any monies left over after operating costs was a pretty good Taking all things into most towns the size of New Braunfels would be admirable of a contingency fund of he Willis said that by the leagues general rule of a city with a budget of million to million would probably like to have reserve monies of about or even if the economy at a peak Cities statewide like San Midland and Odessa see Page2A Hollmig joins water use planning group Craig Hollmig of New Braunfels is joining San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros and other area represen tatives on a joint committee to plan future water who represents Comal County on the Edwards Underground Water Districts board of said Friday that the purpose of the committee is to work toward solu tions for water The group will use a regional water study completed by tfae Edwards Underground water District the city of San Hollmig said one of the major issues facing the com mittee will be how to regulate HoUmJg said the committee has representatives from San Antonio and frorotteiwal areas sunxMMJding the such as Medina aid UvaJidje I hope we can come up with a compromise over some of the issues of the regional water he San Antonio City Council member Robert Hasslocher is serving as chairman of the committee which is responsible for coordinating legislative proposals to implement recommendations made in the regional Theyre going to lock us up in a room and say Dont come out unti you reach some decision about the regional water Holljnig said Leslie Pepper of County and Rene Ael voet of Medina Captor also will serve on the Hollmig said he sees his appointment to the committee as a chance to de fend the flows of Comal I hope we can get something be The first meeting of the committee will be Thursday at   

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