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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 23, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                Texas Ranger shot Page Page Septien Page 8A New Braunfels New Texas Zeituno Friday January 25 Cents Two 18 Pages Stammtisch If someone out there has something to move but not the muscle to do it the Comal County Unit Road System may have the solution for The County is requesting bids on a Specifications for the contraption are available in the County Auditors Suite 201 in the Courthouse Annex Sealed bids will be accepted until on The bids will be opened in Commissioners Court on that Along those same the County Auditors office is requesting bids for weapons for the Sheriffs If anyone out there has a hoard of weapons that like to or maybe has a friend with that get your bid in by on Lets Talk no one really wants to do but its the time of the season to think about Dick Tatum of Texas Association of Concerned Taxpayers will offer an update on the Texas tax including rendition and filing in The whole thine starts at 29 at no place other than the Startzville Cafe meeting wherein Clyde Jacobs will give a report on local as it There will be cofee served beginning at 7 The event is sponsored by Comal United Tax payers Association This organization that wants to save you from spending too much on taxes charges for individual mem for CUT is a nonprofit organization you can contact by writing Box Canyon Texas Wanna see the world Make new friends Learn about people dif ferent than yourself If you are a high school junior or senior or an adult who wants to do these American Field Ser vice is looking for The student and citizen exchanges have gone on for some 40 For more in call 512 The Unicorn Booster Club honored its athletes Thursday night at the New Braunfels Civic Center in the annual Fall Sports Athletes from NBHSs cross volleyball and football teams were toasted and with the usual mixture of speeches and an occassional funny joke thrown Awards went to Most Most Outstanding Best with the highligh being the awarding of the Iron Man This year three players from New Braunfels State semifinalist team took the but were going to make you turn to Page 8 to find out who they Bless the Bulverde Area Humane Last year the organization responded to 77 o which 270 were animals 180 lost and Another 327 odds and including i five two ponies and two The organization was responsible for haying 62 dogs and cats neutered and investigating 12 cases of alleged Thf Menu GUSSIFIE 188 6QMIGS 6A 0RQSSWQRP 1QA LfftUI A representative of Dixie Petro Chemical of San Marcos arrived at Hill Country Resort in this 18wheeler to patch the plug leak in a 150pound bottle of chlorine gas Community council has energy funding By DAVID MAY Staff Writer The New Braunfels office of the Community Council of South Central Texas has received to help keep lowincome residents warm this Guadalupe outreach worker for the New Braunfels said the money was received 15 and about half of it has been distributed to help residents pay energy Its for weatherrelated emergency crisis Reyes said She added that the funds have been used to pay utility bills for those who qualify for Reyes said the funds can be used for any type of weather related needs and will be available during summer to help lowincome residents handle the expense of cooling down in hot Assistance includes payment of overdue utility reconnection fees and heating and cooling appliance The local dollars are part of awarded to the council from the Texas Department of Community which for several years aaminiatered such federallysubsidized home energy assistance Those funds are being divided among the 11 counties in the community council The money is part of almost million awarded to 56 organizations administering the Energy Crisis Program throughout the The ECP is funded by a block grant from the Department of Health and Human Reyes said the New Braunfels office has received only a portion of its allocated funds and should be getting more They tell us that we will get It just hasnt arrived from the state she In the Reyes is busy taking applications for To residents must go by the community council office at 842 Comal Applicants must show proof of income and Eligibility is determined using an income Reyes The program is aimed at low income households at or below 110 percent of the federal poverty income Court date set for players in Airplane game arrests INTERTAJNMENT 7A QgJTUAHJfi 2A HA By JOHN KASTNER Correspondent Court dates have been set for the 62 including 31 Comal County arrested 16 in con nection with an airplane game in Suspects have been ordered to appear in court in Guadalupe County Texas Ranger Ray Martinez Tuesday signed complaints against those arrested and charged them with knowingly participating in an endless chain a Class B If found the players could face up to six months in jail a A large number of New Braunfels including several prominent are playing the airplane Martinez He indicated that some of the local players are holding meetings of their crew and passengers at their businesses for which they have liquor In addition to facing Class B misdemeanor they could lose their liquor licenses if the games are located by law enforcement officials and business owners are Martinez We will continue to monitor the he Martinez explained that players are warned at the beginning of the meeting that participation in the game is a crime and they could be charged with a Comal County subjects arrested include Sammy 482 New Braunfels Karen 631 Crest New Braunfels James Route New Braunfels Jon 353 New Braunfels William Box Canyon Lake Linda Box Canyon Lake Gary Clark 631 Crest New Braunfels Ronald 1227 River New Braunfels and Julius 145 New Clyde 863 New Braunfels Frances Bergfeld New Braunfels Mark Route Fischer Fred Route New Braunfels Ann Abel 4124 US New Braunfels Mark Route New Braunfels Jay 367 Avenue New Braunfels Richard 941 Canyon New Braunfels and Leroy 5 Patricia New David Route New Gas leak injures worker at Canyon Lake resort Emergency official says departments should have repair kits By DANA OVERSTREET Staff Writer A chlorine leak in the Hancock area was brought under control Thursday night after one man was overcome by fumes and others were evacuated from a nearby office An emergency worker said today that the 45minute wait for a bottle patching kit could have been avoided if local rescue workers had similar repair Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Department Emergency Medical Service received a call about Thursday night that a person was overcome by chlorine gas at Hill Country Resort on FM Maintenance worker Victor Wilson was later treated and released from McKenna Memorial Hospital for inhaling the dangerous which can cause respiratory arrest if close contact is can burn Emergency Management Coor dinator Herb Syring said this mor ning that by the time he arrived at the the fire department had alreay cordoned off approximately four miles of FM 306 between the dam and Fire fighters called a chemical emergency which called a company in The Houston company in turn contacted Dixie Petro Chemical of San which had delivered the 150pound bottles of compressed chlorine gas to the He picked up his A Patching Kit and arrived about Syring It took him 15 minutes to patch the FM 306 was reopened at 10 after emergency workers deter mined the heavy which seeks lowlying had See Page 2A County solons okay septic tanks in two illegal subdivisions Arrest warrants forthcoming for developerowners By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Comal County Commissioners yesterday approved two variances for septic tank use permits for property owners in illegal sub divisions despite recent action by the court to begin actively enforcing the subdivision and private seweage Receiving the variances were John Alexander of Twin Creek Unit Lot 38 and Jean Listerman of Bulverde These were innocent people who had nothing to do with development of the illegal so we went ahead and let them do said Precinct 2 Commissioner Neil Craigmile The commissioner said he felt the action absolutely did not indicate a retreat from the countys intention to enforce platting and subdivision development planning If anything I consider it a rein forcement of those Craigmile The commissioners action allows the county sanitarian to issue the necessary permits for the septic systems installation despite the illegality of the subject subdivisions in The court instructed County At torney Bill Reimer to begin 1 seeking injuctions and criminal action against subdivisions who have not made proper plat The court also approved action at that time to deny private sewage con struction permits to individuals in such The variances granted were for septic use permits since permits for construction had been previously No less than five subdivisions were named as being in gross violations of the countys subdivision In such illegal developments a developer will often sell tracts of land and will even show a prospective buyer a plat or map of the sub Once all of the lots have been or the developer rarely lives up to promises made to the owners regarding road water lines or retaining tanks and size and planning of lots to be leaving property and the with many County Judge Fred though sympathetic with the plight of property owners in such sub said that buyers should be more knowledgable of the There has to be some responsibility of cognizance among the We cant keep turning our Clark said during the courts regullar Commissioners reiterated their policy of denying sewage facility construction permits in illegal The court hopes that pressure will be put on developers by owners who have such permit requests Reimer said earlier this week that filing injuctions against illegal developments is not as easy as it Most owners operate under one or more corporate shields that must be pierced before development can be He said once the identity of the owner is the various corporations must also be If it was just an owner to seek out there would be no problem but most of these guys are not They set up these shields to distance themselves from the the at torney I anticipate we will have arrest warrants out on one or more in dividuals in a week to 10 You want t o make sure that when you have one name that you have the same man were looking Reimer said Were trying to enforce our subdivision Clark adding all developers want to do is sell and then theyre leaving the public with the Clark suggested that prospective tract buyers in the county investigate before closing any deals by checking with the county clerks office to see if proper plats have been filed and The court sought enforcement to ensure that developers comply with county standards for roads and All were asking a developer to do is come in and work with our We want to be in volved in the Clark previously Drying up State panel studying 0 possible sinking of Edwards Aquifer water supply By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer The northwest portion of Comal County will soon be the subject of intense study by the Texas Water Com mission to determine if the water supply is Brad water commission said Thursday that part of Comal County is included in the study area spanning much of Central Texas and ex tending north to Dallas and Fort We will study the area in detail and it will be determined whether to designate the area a critical ground water he Central Texas is one of 10 areas in Texas that will be studied to determine whether the water will be safe for the next W An area that is expected to have seyere ground water problems will be designated a critical ground water Cross If this area receives that Cross an underground water conservation district could be created to address the problems and possible This area tne Central Texas area would include the Edwards and One Trinity Cross We have seen in this area significant decline in water We felt that with the growth in the Austin and San An tonio the water supply is The area to be studied extends north of the Edwards Underground Water District boundaries and includes Austin and Travis Cross said the area is subject to subsidence or sinking because of The land would basically Cross if too much ground water pumping were Sub sidence has been a problem in the gulf coast area because of he there were no data to indicate but the area could be subject to he Contamination would be possible if overpumping con he The water commission is ranking the 10 areas designated for Cross saidHe added that when studies begin in an an advisory council will be appointed by local residents to advise commission of ficials about the feelings of A public hearing wUl be held if the ground water area including Comal County is found to be in he Before any new water district is he the   

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