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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 12, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                DAlfonso to Air Page 11 JoeMichies NB jge3 New Braunfels New Texas 29 eituno Pages Thursday February 25 Cents Stammtisch A Cooperation Tomorrow is Friday the Harolds cat is but those of you with black kitties will want to make sure they are happy and well fed before the weekend gets thoroughly so happy and well fed that they sleep all day Fri day and dont want to walk around in front of Speaking of the risk of unlucky those of you who have found your self unlucky in love should have taken out one of our Valen tines Day classifieds to be publish ed Valentines Day of There are several creative attempts at graphic affec tion included in Fridays One gentleman called to be sure he rhymed the word unsung with the name of the While there may be a proper German pronun a semiproper Texas German and the ones tourists the rhyme will There are others equally as creative and Dont miss we made another Somebody In a photograph published we identified recipients of OakRun Sub divisions performance awards as members of the New Braunfels Board of with a capital which rhymes with which stands for far which is what we say to the recognitions given by Shay sales and marketing representative for OakRun to Sue Norris of Century 21 Norris Realty Becky Miller of Jack Ohlrich Realty and Fritz Welsch of Town and Country Real We said in our picture cutline that the Board of Realtors received which is not quite While these fine folks may be members of that august they were presented their awards for their roles as Realtors per not Board of Realtors Stammtisch yesterday serv ed up notice that the New Braunfels Little League needed help in for way of Our cake was not fully and we need to tell you that there are two little leagues in New the American and the just like the big If you want to help out in the original parent the contact Charlotte Drury at 6251784 or Martin Allen at 625 The American League is for kids born in evennumbered months meaning October or If you were born in any of the other months of the you will play in the National If you want to help with the National Leagues ac call Robert Rodriguez at 6257300 or Marcia Barbosa at 625 Just wanted to make that clear cause Charlotte a real nice came in to defend her American League affiliation and make clear the Hope this does just Remember We had almost but a member of our staff bumped into Dick Koegle the other day which isnt hard since Dick is like a big tree in a threepiece suit and found out ComFund expects to announce the successful completion of its 198687 drive The final report and recognition meeting will be 6 March 5 in Honors Hall at the Chamber of Commerce on The program will include the drawing for the little pickup truck and recognitions for all those people who helped make this years ComFund a true if belated The fund provides money for more than 20 human and social service agencies throughout Comal The Me ny CROSS Man killed by intruder Shot once in face while entering Northcliffe residence DERYL Photographer Conam Constructrion of Dallas won the job of laying plastic pipe along the side of Union Pacific Railroad rightof way behind the New Braunfels Model Railroad and Modelers Society When workers noticed that the society was about to put up fence behind their facility to keep errant pedestrians and visitors from walking in front of the company offered to put up the fence posts for the society if they would agree to postpone their project while the plastic pipeline was put which wound up being the The plastic pipe will be used by Sprint for holding fiber op tic transmission Society members will begin hanging the wire for the fence this Tube chute future in councils hands By DAVID MAY Staff Writer City Manager Joe swamped with calls to his office this said he is unable to field questions about the future of the cityowned TubeChute in Prince Solms Park until City Council makes its recommenda tions The lease between the city and operator Richard Hampton was voided this week because of the concessionaires inability to meet the citys required liability in surance coverage of per person and per A lot of people are calling with questions that I cannot and will not answer until council makes their approval at the next Michie Michie said city staff will re quest that new proposals be sought from prospective leasees Of the popular tourist attraction on the Comal who has operated the facility since was able to ob tain only a flat general fee Council amended the lease last July and August in ex ecutive sessions to allow Hampton to continue operating the tube chute until adequate insurance coverage could be The turmoil over insurance coverage began last year when Kicnaro Hamp tpn dad signed the con nobody thought in surance would 99 from 9 year to for t half milliondollar getting Mirk Hampton A lot of people are calling with questions that I cannot and will not answer until the council Joe Michie NBcity manager Hampton sought to update certain provisions of the agreement with the When Michie approached council with proposed amend ments to the council then asked to have an increase in the amount of liabilty coverages maintained by the After turning to several in surance companies and the Texas Municipal Hampton has been unable to find a carrier who will commit to such In Hamptons son Mark When dad signed the nobody thought in surance would go from a year to for half a million dollar Were paying this year 1986 for its getting One of the stipulations of the lease is the requirement that the Hamptons annually make capital improvements to the The family claims to heye made some quarter of a million dollars worth of improvements to the chute since assuming opera Attempts to contact the Hamp tons this morning were unsuc Jack lawyer lor the declined It would be very Inop portune for my client to say anything at this timeI categorically hays no comment By DAVID MAY Staff Writer A man returning home from work midafternoon Wednesday was gunned down in the doorway of his Nor thcliffe home after apparently surprising an Guadalupe County Sheriff investigators are searching for a black male who shot Kenneth in the head at approximately as Carroll walked through the front door of his home at 3526 Turnabout Northcliffe Subdivision is on Interstate 35 between Schertz and New All we know at this is that it was a black male with a large build who was wearing a white shirt and dark said Investigator Laverne Task of the sheriffs The possibly burglarizing the house when the occupants drove away in Coopers dark blue 1978 Dodge halfton Texas license plates 1354 and was still missing as of presstime Police said there was no indication of the type or size of weapon used to kill the information about which likely will come from the medical According to Carroll and his wife arriv ed at home minutes Susie reportedly had gone to the back of the house moments before her husband She ran to the front after hearing a shot and saw the suspect flee in the She was very distraught last night and had to be Task said of the He said investigators plan to question her further today in the Investigators said they are committing to no theory or motive at this time and are unsure of the weapon used in the Travis County Medical Examiners are per forming an autopsy today that lawmen hope will give them more insight to the We have no definite suspect and we are not saying anything at this time about a possible Task Growth prompts planning for sewer plant expansion By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Increasing population is forcing New Braunfels Utilities officials to consider expanding the Gruene sewage plant to handle four times as much If we have much more growth around were going to have to said Bob NBUs general He said the which now is capable of treating gallons of sewage can easily be expanded to treat one million gallons per The Gruene plant treats sewage from the Gruene Blieders Creek Eden Home for the OakRun subdivision and part of Oak Crest The treatment area also includes homes and businesses north of Loop An NBU consulting engineer said the plant currently is treating about gallons of wastewater Our intention is to increase the capacity to about one million gallons a said Sam McKenzie of Hunter Associates in The plant is not overloaded right But there should be a need for ex pansion by next he ad ding that engineers plan to have the plant operating in Thats what we always try to do is get the plant on line before the need is McKenzie said he expects to have a Texas Water Commission permit ap plication ready in four to six He said the plant will continue to treat discharge using existing methods unless the water commis sion requires more stringent treat The treated effluent from the plant is discharged into the Guadalupe River about 100 yards south of the Gruene The bridge is a popular area for visitors tubing on the Businessman Bill Gallagher said he has never noticed the discharge or any smell from the To its been a real well run he But it doesnt seem to be a real appropriate place to have a treat ment Thats where most of the people get in and out of the Gallagher is a partner of Gruene Mansion which is planning to build a 24unit condominium develop ment on the He said he is concerned about the expansion of the treatment plant and added that before the plant is ex he would like to see tests made on the quality of the water upstream and downstream of the discharge Right its been Gallagher adding that he has never noticed a smell from the Ive never noticed anything but it seems like it would be a good idea to move Janie owner of the Guadalupe Smoked Meat said she also is concerned about the My only concern is the odor that comes from the sewage plant when a south wind is she I feel kind of uncomfortable about it because I operate an outdoor eating Im sensitive See Page 2 Goodson seeks CISD seat again By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Leroy president of the Coma ISO board of will seek reelection as a school board My purpose for seeking re election is in regard to continuing to see the upgrading of our test Goodson said The school board president added that he wants to see the completion of CISDs capital improvement in cluding the construction of a new Smithson Valley High School and a new Comal Middle I would think that in the we would continue to keep our com munication lines open with our all of our staff and par ticularly our he Good son described the CISD faculty as dedicated professionals and said the board needs to encourage teachers and work with them to improve CISD trustee Bill Hays term also will expire this He said Wednesday he is still considering whether to seek The school board is expected to approve a resolution calling for an election dur ing its Monday Goodson said he would like to in crease teachers pay in the I think that the board definitely needs to look at teachers and employees salaries to make them competitive with neighboring school he Our employees salaries are probably a little lower compared to surrounding but we have some very dedicated in dividuals who are committed to their Goodson has served as CISD presi dent for seven He was first elected in 1975 and served until Goodson was reelected in He lives in the River Crest subdivision in New Braunfels and works w Austin where he is the general manager of the Water Observation The school board presi dent tajugb vocational agriculture at New Brauniels High School tor nine Goodsons work takes him to the state capitol in Austin almost every which allows him to monitor changes in state funding for educa He said he is concerned about the future of vocational I think that theres a place and purpose for all of the educational pro grams if theyre Good son adding that judging by the numbers of students in vocational the program could prove He said the board will face the decision of using local funds to continue vocational Not all children going to school are what we would call college he I think school districts will continue to lose funding that has been used for vocational Goodson said one of the main pro blems facing the school board deal ing with continued 1 think it would be prudent for the board to monitor growth and not get way behind with he Charter amendments before voters on April 4 Voters in the April 4 city elec tion will be asked to amend the ci ty s charter and ultimately change the date for municipal elections and the time in which newly elected officials would take New Braunfels City Council at its regular meeting Monday unanimously approved the addi tion of amendment changes to the general election City Secretary Vernonica Sarkozi explained that because the state legislature moved the primary to there is a possibility of a runoff in April and that would run into the citys April election dateCities were given three months from which to choose a new election date and the March choice was deemed the If local elections would be held on the third Satur day in with newly elected of ficials taking office the first meeting after the Voters will also be asked to decide if the selection of the mayor and mayor protern by council members should take place at the same City Manager Joe Michie has said that the proposed revisions would relieve council of a lame duck period for outgoing Council members now take of fice at the first meeting of the month following the teay ing a month between the election and the first meeting for vsw council Mayor and mayor protern are elected at w   

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