New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, February 25, 1987, Page 2

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 25, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Ranger Page 10A Rosemaries Page 5A New Braunfels New Texas Stammtisch Coping with Heart Disease is the title of a program sponsored by Comal County Health Department and the American Heart Association beginning at 10 Thursday at 705 A panel of doctors and laypersons involved in the preven tion of heart disease will discuss various aspects of cardiovascular A question and answer session is included in the days Be sure to attend this most informative and important public service offering about Americas 1 Randolph MetroCom Chamber of Commerce will host a Chamber Wednesday beginning at March 4 at Woodlake Country Guest speaker will be Jim Hower Southwest leadership Cost is per Reservations are available by call ing Deadline is March Dear While reading a womans praise of a certain day care center the other I became motivated to write my own such The New Braunfels Child Development Center is deserving of praise and thanks for the excellent scholastic and social ife so many parents seek for their children and find within its classrooms are bright and Inviting the little ones to explore and and experienced thanks to Janeda Teresa Jiminez and the rest of the staff for your excellent That was from Lane who thinks her preschool son gets the most out of this fine Our own Jessie Garcia has been reelected to serve as a member of the board of trustees of United Way of Bob administrative director for Lower Colorado River will serve as president of that august Wimberlys 1987 Funfest a communitywide effort to raise funds for the North Hays County Emergency Medical the Village Library and Wimberly Chamber of will be April Anyone interested in par ticipating in the parade arts and crafts can obtain application forms from Charles Box Texas or call 512 Five students from Kriewaldt Keyboard school of piano par ticipated in the Baroque Classical Festival at the University of Texas last Receiving superior ratings were Christina seventh grade Monica Halm and Amanda sixth Receiving excellent ratings were Katie seventh grade and Sarah fourth Amy third par ticipated in the Tuesday Music Club Piano Solo competition in San An where she wound up with se cond prize in the elementary level Monica and Melissa Halm and Kriewaldt participated also in the Pianothon at North Star Mall in San the girls played tor 90 minutes to help generate proceeds for a scholarship fund for San Antonio students who intende to go to col lege to major in The Menu PQUCE 38 Ztituna Two 24 Pages Wednesday February 25 Cents i i drainage projects manifest in 87 By with no other bonds the city will have paid million in interest and In 1987 the city of New Braunfels will pay in prin cipal and interest on bonded ByDANAOVERSTREET Staff Writer City taxpayers who helped approve the issuance of bonds in October 1985 may begin seeing the results of that election this On a scant voters went to the polls and approved million in improvements for the essentials drainage and fire Voters did not approve bond issuances for improvements to the Civic city golf course and Olympic The entire bond issue package that fall totaled The city still owes approximately million for a 1968 bond which paid for the construction of the Civic nine holes at Landa Park Golf Course and the Olympic By the city will have paid in interest and principal for the two bond Preparations for the 1985 bond issue election began in 1984 when Chamber of Commerce and council appointed committees suggested several highdollar improvement projects should take Both groups advised the city to hold a bond Issue election to raise money for many of the after engineers and ar chitects have done their the city is getting down to advertising for bids for much of the improvement One of the first projects to be com pleted will be the construction of a fire substation on County Line Road near the new Memorial Primary All architectural design and engineering work has been com pleted for both the fire substation and renovation and construction of the downtown Central Fire said City Budget Director Court Bids for both projects will be opened March Thieleman expects the substation to be completed in July 1987 and said salaries for the firefighters to man that station have been included in the final quarter of this fiscal year to allow for training time before the sta tion The citys fiscal year runs from July 1 through June Work at Central Fire Station ex pected to cost about in cludes the complete remodeling of the inside of the old building to in clude training and a communication City Manager Joe Michie said in 1985 that the county someday will have an emergency 911 number which would make the central sta tions communication center an im portant piece of Central Fire Station construction also includes the addition of a building adjacent to the current facility built in 1918 to house sleeping along with bays for ladder ambulances and The fire fire marshal and other administrative personnel will move in March to the county health office at 705 Thieleman expects construction on the central fire station on Hill Street to be completed in April Work on the public Thieleman does not take as long as that of street and drainage im provements because of the time it takes to acquire needed Fire stations will be projects where you will actually see turning of the ground the first ones done so fast compared to road projects because they dont involved land ac quisition and you can move into the construction stage he The most expensive and longest of the street projects Is Coun ty Line Road expansion to a four lane divided roadway leading to Memorial Thieleman Preliminary design and engineer ing work is while construc tion bid documents are about half he It involves land acquisition which is why this is still in this Earnest money contracts have been signed and surveying has been done on several Other land acquisition negotia tions Thieleman Construction of County Line which will involve the removal of the existing is expected to be complete in February Estimated cost of the project is Pahymeyere another avenue to the new Memorial Primary is also scheduled to be widen ed to include curbs and Cost of the project is estimated at and completion also depends on negotiations with landowners for acquisition of rightofway land need ed for the Thieleman said preliminary design and engineering work is complete and construction bid documents are near The extension of South Walnut Avenue from Gardenia to County Sec Page 2A Monsignor Drozd dead at 78 Monsignor Anthony founder of the Thomas the Apostle Open Air Chapel at Canyon died this morning at McKenna Memorial Hospital after being injured in 5 automobile accident on Interstate retired in August after 19 years of ministry at the Canyon Lake He started the church in 1967 and moved there in 1970 after serving Peter and Paul Catholic Drozd was involved with several community activities including serv ing as chairman of the Comal County Community Fund covering the lake area He served for two years as the Comal County chairman of the United Nations promotion commit sponsoring programs in city and county schools to promote a better understanding o the international organization Canyon Lake residents and members of Drozds congregation honored him with a dinner and celebration when he retired in His parishioners declared him the shepherd of the hills in 1984 when prozd celebrated years ui the Stace tjae Canyon Lake church was tt has grown from a gather ing spat tor summer tourists ajad local to one oi ems Drozd more than 300 Drozd was ordained Apru to San After he completed studies at Johns Seminary in San he was assigned as associate pastor in Halletsville in Ju ly In he transferred to San Antonio as Moderator Catholic Ac He was a member of the Con ference Christian and Jews for 25 Services are pending at Doep This Hill Street underpass culvert is one of several drainage locations on the program of work under New Braunfels bond improve LESLIE Photographer ment program in Road and drainage improvements are included in the as well as new fire department Its just temporary Senior nutrition site will close doors after today By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer A group of senior citizens shared their last meal together today until officials find a new home for the pro gram that has fed elderly New Braunfels residents every weekday for the past 10 Because of what program officials call unreasonable lease re the Community Council of South Central Texas is evacuating the Laurel Plaza Apartments com munity room and looking for a new site to feed the CCSCT serves meals at the nutrition The meals are prepared in Seguin and transported to New Braunfels along with meals to be delivered to homes of senior citizens who are unable to leave their houses to go to a con gregate meals After we will not be serving meals here until I can find another place But its just tem Im not going to let any of you all go CCSCT program coordinator Sal Almanza told the more than 50 senior citizens gathered for Tuesdays The announce ment was met with many of the elderly residents said they wondered where they would go to get a hot Katherine has been eating lunch at the community room since the program began 10 Suicide ruled in Canyon Lake womans death Investigators this week have concluded that the death of a Ca nyon Lake woman ll was a suicide after receiving a tox icology report from the Travis County Medical Examiners of June Davis was found dead in ner bed that morn ing with a bag tied around her The autopsy report stated cause of death was Unless more information turns up that sheds new light on the sub we are concluding that it was a Comal County Sheriffs Investigator Gordon Uiiuex said The womans address was given as Star Route BOX UUuex said he was awaiting the toxicology which showed before making a deter mination because the woman was taking years dont know what Im go ing to do Its going to be kind of a hardship on This kind of a meal would cost in a she said pointing to the plate full of liver and macaroni and bread and a piece of a spunky woman who is unhappy about temporary suspen sion of the meals said the governmentfunded lunch is the best meal of her Her breakfast con sists of dry cereal and milk and for she she usually makes a Lena said she has gotten used to sharing the noon meal with people her own It gives her a chance to visit rather than spend so much time alone at her If you ever set at a table by yourself and stare at the four thats why I Ivey The woman said she hates the prospect of driving to Seguin to get a meal at that citys senior citizen Its so she adding that she cooks for herself If you get you have CCSCTs executive director said the agency has been unable to work out an acceptable lease contract with the New Braunfels Housing Authori owner of Laurel The hous ing authoritys board of directors limited the number of people who could participate in the lunch pro gram to Louis CCSCTs said limiting the size of the program is out of the question and the program has begun the search for a new We have a contract with the Alamo Area Council of The contract is not only for 60 he adding that the program cannot set limits on the number of people it serves and cannot turn people Ramirez agreed with Almanza that no elderly citizens will have to go without meals while the nutrition site is He said the home delivery meals will but for those residents that have been eating at the congregate they may have to go to the Seguin Senior Citizens Center until a new site is Ramirez said the news that the housing authority would no longer allow more than 60 participants came as a surprise when he received a letter last The from the housing authoritys chair sMd the community council bad 10 days to either agree to the new lease terms or stop operating in tbs The community councils existing contract had expired There was no negotiation that I know I just got this It puts me in a heck of a I was given 10 days to find another Ramirez Housing authority officials disputed Ramirezs story saying they made several attempts to negotiate the expired Nadine Mar housing authority executive said she wrote Ramirez four letters about the lease and never received any We were more than willing to work this out and I think thats evi dent by the fact that weve sent four Mardoch She added that the 60person limit was set following a recommendation by New Braunfels Fire Department person nel that more than that number could create a hazard in community The nutrition program lost one third of its space in the community room in December when a state fund ed developmental program for han dicapped infants and toddlers moved in to a section of the Senior citizens at Tuesdays meal said they didnt mind sharing the room with the childrens program but they are concerned that their space was The more than 100 senior citizens who have depended on the meals pro gram are caught in the bureaucratic Almanza said meals were served at the Laurel Plaza site during 1986 making the New Braunfels site one of the largest in a sixcounty Almanza said the New Braunfels site hosts one of the largest programs in a sixcounty More than meals were served there during Lanita Comal County coor dinator for the aging said the tragedy of the situation is the senior citizens will suffer because of the governmental So many m them dont have any other chance to get This provides them with the opportunity to socialize and they really need she Gerta a registered nurse who checks blood pressures at the nutrition said the program pro vides a chance for much needed What theyre doing is terrible closing the These peo ple keep getting shoved around from place to place and they reajiy need this she Ramirez said he is optimisMc about the program finding new home and he Is open to suggestions He said any medium or large building could serve as a new nutrition ;