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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 3, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                Al DS ominous in Page 5 New Braunfels New Texas Stammtisch Our own Dana city is one of the recipients of Texas Veterinary Medical Associa tions 1986 Mark Francis Awards for outstanding reporting on veterinary Danas coverage last year on how unwanted animals are humanely destroyed here in Comal County garnerd her a cash award and will mean our Comal County Veterinary Association will present her and the newspaper a plaque for her The 27yearold jour nalist shares the honors with reporters in Canyon and not to mention Chris and Kathy Marrou of KENSTV In San Antonio for their series on high tech Did you know that a complete display about the Edwards Aquifer is available or your use and edification at Dittllnger Memorial Library If you now you and it would be a good idea to check it out cause water is the most im portant natural resource we Without we dont attract tourists who more or less pay our city and county expenses through sales taxes and have far less quality In our New Braunfels Child Development Center owner Janeda Gray says she is not closing her facility at 193 but she Is opening an addi tional center at 578 Comal sometime In early like maybe July NBCDC Is a forproflt business that provides child care and learning op portunities for preschool kidlets numbering 47 at the Liberty street another 60 or so at the Comal site when It If you wanna register your kid In call Janeda at 6251715 for pre registratlon Lets go Wednes day Is the night for taking in all that you could take In on a tour of grand Sponsored by the KGNBKNBT radio and Heritage Tours Cruise Night begins at 6 In New Braunfels Civic Center and will feature Input from a wide variety o tour agencies and Door prizes are as are refreshments and a style show for those who want to look spiff y while soaking up the rays on board some luxary liner halfway to Spain or A onedollar donation at the door will go to ComFund Comal County Family Violence Shelter Inc March will host its first fund raising effort The Spring Fashion Show at New Braunfels Presbyterian 373 will take place 11 to 2 Registration will be at the door and costs Proceeds will aug ment the cost of buying a house in which to operate a shelter for vic tims of family violence in Comal Local merchants will pro vide materials and garments for the show and i brief summary of the goals of the organisation will be of fered The nonprofit corporation began in July of 1986 and to date has raised some 1 New BrawnleU poplice In the first six months of last year received some 500 calls for family in4 shelters in Hays and Guadajupe counties served more than 30 people from Comal Cgujuy list year We re ally ought to hive our own 42 One Pages Tuesday March 25 Cents Will be The Stait ivllle Stampers clogging club will do their thing at this Situj day at TC4Y store in New Lynn Moore called to teil whoever wasnt sure who the Sioinpm were to come and See you Menu 8 score during a donKeybasketpill fn A Sj SVHS seniors first defeated me the iserf group bejused for Players could dlsmpuhtthe CfohpHSsmoning but had to be tBall r 7 Friday traffic accident seriously injures three victims hospitalized perspijs were injured Friday mornjng in a freak IWIQNW collision ocpyrred wj 337 near In Three remain hospitaJlied two in intensive Henrietta FiWm was released Saturday morning at lAcKenna Paul K9JMlte and his ages ajad 79 are repprted in guarded condition it McKeiiAa Menxorial A hospital decUued to PA Lflpp 337 driv ing a 1985 Chrysler Fifth lojj coAtrol of her spinning kito the Kolpdzie 1986 Chrysler lOT driven by the wtff The PoW vehicle was the rea4 wte property PoW tola Police she did wt 4deia ol was to San Antoflios fflJKir ijf H neck ia Witnesses to the accident also jiuwjwd were unable to tetermine Uje reaaonji for the Agency finds itself on the go after meal site dispute Community Council of South Central Texas ex pands home deliveries to provide meals to senior citizens after vacating a lease with New Braunfels Housing By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer After losing its lease at the Laurel Plaza Apartments last the Community Council of South Central Texas took to the streets Monday to deliver meals to some 130 New Braunfels Using two drivers and a few the com munity council delivered meals to the 100 or more senior citizens who had been sharing a meal together in the Laurel Plaza Community Room for the last 10 The community council served its last congregate meal Wednesday at Laurel Plaza after being notified of lease Sal community councils meals program said the council is continuing its search for a new home for the senior citizens meal You might say were still searching for a big enough place here in All of our participants will get a home delivered he Were making plans to set up a temporary location where we can set up a little type of kitchen to put together the Almanza Right were Just trying to stay at the same Once we get new we want to expand the meals We have brought in our extra van from Seguin and we will be using staff employees to drive vans and volunteers to get out and deliver the he Almanza added that some senior citizens have been driving to Seguin to eat at the senior center Lanita county coordinator of the meals pro said she and Almanza have been meeting with lawyers to negotiate a lease for one of about three possi ble She added she expects a new site will be found CCSCTs Executive Director Louis Ramirez said he expects to be in a new nutrition site within Despite reports from the New Braunfels Housing Authority to the he said a notice requesting him to agree to new lease terms or leave the building came as a surprise last There were no lease Every letter we got from the housing they were trying to tell us how to run our he Nadine executive director of the housing said she mailed Ramirez four letters in an ef fort to discuss the None of the letters were answered or even she Considering the site lease expired in Mar See Page 3 Councilman says police are tax hike may prove necessary and viable After spending Saturday night wat ching the New Braunfels Police Department in New Braunfels City Council member Ramon Chapa says the police department is understaffed and needs additional I wanted to see for We keep hearing that we need more and in the meantime nothing is being done about it and the popula tion continues to he Chapa said he considers a tax in crease a viable solution to budget Chapa represents District which includes the West He said after seeing police officers in action he realizes there are times when the city is left with little protection because of too few After spending more than seven hours riding with Chapa said he thinks they do a good job but need He spent more than an hour in the dispatch office watching the dispatcher handle H got pretty hectic in he adding that only one person is In charge of taking Incoming dispatching patrol cars and running license checks through a computer At he the dispatcher had to do all three jobs at While on patrol with Kevin Chapa said he realized there are times when only two or three of ficers are on duty at a I would say right now 1 would make police and fire our top l know the budget is but were going to have to come up with innovative he said City council will begin drawing up a new budget within months and Chapa said he considers his Saturday night ride with police research which will enable him to make a more in telligent decision As we look at I dont see where we have too many other choices Uim a tax he I would make it strictly to pro tect public not use it to fix up Landa Part pr the tybe chisje Jhjjjk that would keep the in crease to i minimum i kliw all the other departments are going te want mflney lor their but we have IS start setting he added nothing is more im thjjn protecting citizens were going to have tough decisions to he The councilman declined to specify the size of tax increase he would sup port or to what extent the police departments budget should be ex He said he looks forward to seeing Police Chief Burney Boecks recommendations for next years 1 didnt ride with the police with the intention of making the police chief happy or the police department happy I rode to see for he said I wasnt going in there to pro mote the police or criticize the 1 was going in there on an even note to see what they need Im convinced we need some more police Theyre really understaffed 1 was going over their schedule and there are times when there are only two or three officers out he said Chapa added that when an arrest is the arresting officer is pulled See Page 3 Texas prisons open doors to new inmates If be mane y does come tax we dont swbstaAUal increase to put a burden on Ijhf Buji we cjygl M go because it will just get Texas AP The Texas prison system is opening its doors to new inmates today after be ing closed for five days because the inmate population exceeded a state mandated 95 percent capacity We have to open because were under 95 Texas Depart ment of Corrections spokesman David Nwinelee said Monday he was quick to point out that officials expect the prison system to close again later this week expect more than we have he sjid in reference to todays ex pected admissions The population count at midnight Sjpdjy was recorded at 3417 per cent or injnates 335 beds ujnder the limit The figure fer fttodjy wUl fee WS1 nfliftnpA This 4 prison inmates A passeoger if her gojffig tfl t to For ail of vis sevea ccownfU U5 te fee towgb year Bili roved by Gov jg the prison system a cowAt uncter the 95 percent man Charles said 187 convicts were released Sun day to halfway houses throughout the slate under the legislation approved by the governor while 55 others were paroled Clements on Friday authorized the use of a new state law that awards up to 60 days of goodconduct time to selected allowing them to be moved to supervised halfway houses The Legislature is working to con trol the prison population and pro vide additional funding at i time when the state is tightening its belt If court mandated improvements are not made by April the state cojjlj be slapped with fines of up to a day by a federal judge The closing of Up prison system last week was the filth this year Despite a growing prison popula the Texas prisoij sysjep is the IWrd largest teWW Cajlgonajla ajg Mew York up lor se cond place on Friday   

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