New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, May 24, 1987 : Front Page

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung May 24, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 24, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Pistons, Lakers win, Page 17A/Saragosa tornado update,Page 3A slew Braunfels ilV JLIL Jow Braunfels, Texas Sunday FourSections, 48 Paqes Vol. 134, No. IQI May 24, 1987 50 Cents Stammtisch Tubin’ time is nigh 7' ^ J I The annual celebration for adult education participants will be held June 5 at 7 JO p m in the Frazier Elementary School Cafeteria 1441 CS HI. New Braunfels Barbara Tieken former mayor of New Braunfels will tx* the keynote speaker Maggie Cunningham, director of Adult Education Cooperative, in vites the public to join in honoring those who have successfully com pleted the (ieneral Educational Development tests and those who have worked hard to improve their English, reading, and math skills This is the climax of a successful year for adult education in the school districts Department of Public Safety Trooper Tracy Kenstng 211. of New Braunfels recently graduated from the department's training academy and has been assigned to Rockwall Kensing wasone of Ho cadets com missioned as state troopers in ceremonies in Austin The DPS training includes traffic law criminal law arrest procedures accident investigation and a host of other law enforcement related The DPS deservedly has been con sidered the best and brightest in texas law enforcement, but our own n BPD is to shoddy Among the cum laude 1 with honors) graduates at Texas Chris tian I Diversity in Fort Worth this graduation season are Troy Burch lr and Thomas Edgar Ford, both of New Braunfels Burch Is graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in political science, while Ford is receiving a bachelor of science degree in the field of psychology They were among 789 graduating folks receiving their diplomas May 9 .. The Second Annual Cops & Robbers Softball Tournament that was rain ed out May lo is tentatively rescheduled for May JO More details as they become available I S Department of Housing and Crban Development is sponsoring a seminar called an incubator ' for small business June j in San An toruo The project is intended to give small businessmen and women insight into how to be successful in hard times To register call the San Antonio DHI D office at 512’ 220 OHIO The seminar is going to be in the San Antonio Control Data Business and Technology Center Mil S Frio When they say * family steakhouse, they mean it Western Steer Family Steakhouse June I will honor four of its employees and their families The employees are graduating seniors and have worked at the fine eatery since its opening in 1084 They are Canyon High School seniors Yvonne Hans. Mark Hoffman. Trina Johnson and Stacev Smith Congrats, ladies and gentlemen A' Anyone know of a dry dance*’ The forecast for Sun day calls for a JO percent chance of thunderstorms, decreasing to a 20 percent chance Monday Mostly cloudy skies will sit on top of warm and humid conditions as the wind will bt* from the southeast at about 15 mph We are going to perspire as the high both days w ill be near 90 while all thai humidity makes it feel like Houston on a bad day But what the heck, most of us are off work any w ay so enjoy The Menu BUSINESS............8-9    A CLASSIFIED.........712B COMICS...............12 A CROSSWORD..........6A DEAR ABBY..........UA EDUCATION.......10-11 A ENTERTAINMENT. ..UA INSIGHT...............5A KALEIDOSCOPE I 6B OPINIONS..............4    A SPORTS............17-20 A Police investigate report of sexualassault of child at Comal Head Start site B # D A ,OMAY Staff Wr itar New Braunfels police investigators ar*- looking into an allegation that an employee of < omal Head Start and Day Care r enter engaged in sexual misc endue t with a ywear ole! girl last month while the two were alone at the school Although no arrests or charges have tx*en filed by police the employee has been suspended pending the out come of the investigation said police and the child ? parent The school is located at ITI S Krueger Lane The facility’s director Ann Musrhalek indicated she was prepared to discuss the allegation Wednesday after noon until she informed the interview was to be con ducted by a news reporter She der lined tv comment in any way and closed her door to inquiries Executive director of the program parent agency Community Council of South Central rexas I/juih Ramirez, did not return several phone calls CCSCT Is the funding entity for the Head Start program here under a contract with \lamo Are i f oum -I of Governments The council of governments is the reel pient of federal Community Services Administration grants The mother of the girl a 25 sear old factory worker who speaks and understands little English told a reporter the girl said the employee tout hed th#* girl be* ween her legs while she w as clothed and kissed her The if Ap' according r.e child's a* day The according to alleged Inej I als with the I office The ga un? was turned over to ian performed ar New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department Aquatics Director Marcus Tomsh reported 800 » f 'e * ad go^e though the gates of the city operated tube hut** as of 6 c rv at amay the first full day of Memorial Day *• et a >• Otto • s o/pe * Sunday to be just a busy with th*- *r re*-r* jy z.eekend * cf over (Photo by Deryi Clark) New Braunfels soil not saturated...yet By TRAVIS E POLING Stilt Write# After heavy rains in the New Braunfels area and parts of Com a1 County many are becoming concerned about the potential for flooding if heavy rams continue throughout the Spring Heavy rain fell periodically Saturday through Thursday and saturated the ground in many areas with some areas coming close to the t .se saturation point City Engineer Bill Dobrowolski says that the base saturation point is differed for different areas of town He says that the drainage in the hilly part of town is good and is usually not prone to flooding Areas in the southern part of town however have soil which retains water for a longer time Dobrowolski says that how fast the rain comes down is the factor which would cause flooding He says that an all night ram of three or four inches would drain off suitably while the same amount of precipitation in short one or two hour period would result in heavy run off if it came down on already saturated ground The engineer advises that if rains do continue and heavy rains follow to stay away from low water crossings and areas of known high water Said Dobrowolski Thursday after Wednesday’s heavy rain "I think the potential is here to have some serious problems ” Carl Engierth. a soil conserve tiomst with the Soil Conservation Service, says that even with heavy rains we still haven t reach ed the base saturation point yet Says Engierth. most soils will take up to two inches of water in a See WET Page 2A Wornick Company nixes processing plan! plans; cites high project costs Officials of The Wornick Company announced late last week their deci-sion not to build a $4 million food processing plant in New Braunfels as planned Factors contributing to the deci sion according to President Ronald C. Wornick included an extraor dinary increase in project costs over original estimates, new uncertainty about the purchasing methods of the Defense Department for military field rations MREs the company's primary business) and the extended time required to attain satisfactory response to the company s initial commercial product trials "We express our thanks,” stated Wornick in a prepared release, to the city council, city government, the utilities company, local banks and many individual citizens of New Braunfels who had extended themselves in every way possible to make us welcome ” Incident occurred on the afternoon to the mother The two had been left alone a father failed to pick her up a* p mother arrived after evermore » # her statement Later that evening ’he child dis* dent to the parent who then corita local Texas Department of Huma human services department then launched an inv Hon and notified polk ♦* A videotape of the child's a has been made by the department police investigators A private p examination of the girl It is the first reported allegation made against the employee who reportedly has been ie?’ alone with par Dopant children on previous occasions The child has been attending the .rhooi for ar/)ut a year according to the parent Investigator Ray Douglass said polic e are handling the rase carefully and arc nearing the end of their invest;ga lion Douglass said information and the videotape wni be turned over to the district a’torney *» office for further consideration An offense- report had not beer. made public to date t#e< aune police ar** unsure an offense has been committed and ’her**fore the allegation has not been assigned a case number according to Douglass NBL) transfer decision pending City council readies for second reading of $7.75 million budget New Braunfels City founts! will consider th#* s**cor d reading of *87 HH S fiscal operating budge* during regular session Tuesday night at 7 .0 pm in the meeting room of the Hihttes Normally held on the second and fourth Monday of e.scr month the meeting was moved to ! o-Mlay because of Memorial D.iy The budget current totar some 17 75 ? million and has been balanced in part by a council approved pro perty tax rate hike of 28 percent The city ha? yet to hear the de. sion of New Braunfels ( uliNe concerning the request for an additional in tergovemmental transfer it I'281 OOO in the form of a special lev ■ to city electric ratepayers of Ibm* quarter of a mil per kilowatt hour The tax rate hike subject to rollback referendum would increase the current effective property 'ax rate of 28 51 cents per Si #* aiuation by 7 5 cents bringing it to .16 cents City staff has said the rate will increase the taxes of the owner of a 165,000 home by $4 per month and would increase city ad valorem c *i lemons by about $762,‘foe annuals*-r ** budge) as it stand . inc* . >• -the termination of four stat; positions including th** city finance director one planning department clerk and two par s department employees as well as the ut of three new pickup trucks and various other line item deletions Council approved th*- 2* percer * in crease to abow for the proposed hir mg of four additional policemen one criminal investigator and three police department clerks and dispat criers md costs related ti those add tions including vehicle purchases The hike also kept intact the police depa'tmen? s personal car program and provided some means of im plementmg an employee pay rain** for city staff The third and final reading of the budget ord nance ai. he held June 4 Ijkai members of Comal Ended Taxpyers have said they are con •sidering efforts to obtain the signatures of approximately I >W registered voters required to call for a rollback election wnicn if successful would roll the tax rate ad justment hack to the 8 pere**? .'.gyre and would require further budget deletions in the amount of some $300 -'HJO The agenda for Ttuesday s meeting reads a-, follow-- Consider resoiutsor and re# ogm tion of public service rendered by Fire f’hief Jack L Wilson to the city Repor* from Dr F -ed Willard and Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce -egardmg unexpended fund from 1966 Sesquicentennial activities Consider appointing one member to ’he River Advisory Board for an unexpired ’^m ending June I; !9H9 Consider appointing one member to the Housing Board of Adjustment and Appeals tor a term ending May ll If9*I r onsider third and final reading of an ordinance granting a special us#- permit to the cwner* of 2631 In- S*»*» 6 w OO E T Pa ae JA Spring Art Show Wornick Family F oods, a wholly-owned subsidary headquartered in Burlingame, Calif and with plants located in Edinburg and McAllen, had previously purchased a 22 acre plant site on FM ?06 adjacent to the Coleman Company and initiated ex tensive pre construction ar rarigements in New Braunfels Had the plant come to fruition here 175 people would have been employed in its initial year in an 80,000 square foot facility which would have manufactured shelf stable microwaveable food products Originally, construction was slated to have begun in March 1986 City Manager Joe Michie said the news was disappointing “We had worked hard in getting the company See WORNICK Page Joe Lindenberg of Kerrville works on a repor* duction of a carousel hors* at the New Braunfels Art League s Spring Art Show and Sale continuing Sunday at the Civic Center. (Photo by Deryi lark) ;

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: May 24, 1987

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