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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 29, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Braunfels New Texas Stammtisch Well it was a good but the plus city council got returned from the Sesquiccntennlnl commit tee earlier this week has to go back Into the general So says the agreement that provided those monies for those The Jaycees could have used the dough for fireworks and thereby save the chance of having any kind of fireworks show at all this Donating the money would have required council to change Its which wouldnt have been such a big but the con sesus was that every penny that could be mustered should stay In And county commissioners plan on asking them for a little bigger piece of the pie from the sale of the landfill That should be in New Braunfels Noon Lions Club is doing its part to make sure the Jaycees come up with the funds for the 1lh of July fireworks On June club members along with Jaycees will be stationed around the city to raise Ernie chairman of the Lions Club I personal ly challenge other organizations to assist the Jaycees in raising funds for the fireworks With the city not providing it is no longer just a Jaycees it is a total community effort and we all need to get Kobert producer of the film Billy and his wife Lynda have been invited by the Bulgarian government to be their guests at the International Film Festival the first week of June at The film was selected for a special screening at the Robert is the son of Margaret and George The Nacel Exchange Program is looking for fifty families locally to host French and German teenagers from July 1 to July The students speak have their own spen ding money and want to be part of a Texas family for one If you are interested in bringing a foreign student into your home this summer then contact Carol Ann Carl at Box Texas 787550897 or call Parents of Children about to enter Kindergarten oi any school in Texas need to prevent their childs birth certiticate and record of immuniza Three doses of DTP whooping cough and polio vaccine are re Also required are vaccines for and rubella Pull on your rubber There is a near 100 percent chance of thunderstorms for this afternoon with heavy rains A flash flood watch is in Winds will be 15 to 20 miles per hour and gusty with highs in the mid Lows this evening will be in the mid 6Qs with 10 to 15 mile per hour winds from the Chance of rain for tonight will be 79 Meny One 16 Pages Zeituno 105 4j Hriday May 25 Cents GBRAIobbys against river obstruction requirement By SARAH DUKE Stall Writer GuadalupeBlanco River Authority officials were doing some lastminute lobbying Thursday against a bill making the river authority responsi ble for obstructions In either We didnt think It was appropriate that we were being singled said David GBRAs planning He added that the If would force the river authori ty to clear logjams and other obstruc tions on the request of private lan House Bill Introduced by Kubiak of makes river authorities responsible for removing obstructions In Welsch said he spoke with the chair man of the House Calendars Commit tee and feels confident the bill will not come out of the The river authority spokesman said he Is concerned about the pro spect of other bills regulating GBRA being A group of bills presented by John Montford of Lubbock has passed the Senate and have undergone changes in the The which grew out of a yearlong statewide study of river authorities and their in stitute review and supervision those river Welsch said the Houses changes have made the bills About the House version of the river authority regulatory Welsch there is lots of over lots of lots of Theyre kind of prevent youfromworking We believe the Montford bills are progressive bills for appropriate water he adding that unfortunately the Houses ver sions of the bill probably never will become law because of opposition among Senate Bill one of the bills regulating river provides for the creation of a Texas Water Resources Management Oversight The committee would have the authority to conduct in vestigations and prepare report about the operation of river authorities and water In the 50 years since river authorities were created by Legislative no governmental entity has been charg ed with their Under the terms of Senate Bill the GBRA board of directors as well as all other river authorities boards Page2 Walkin in the rain This New Braunfelser found crossing a city street a wet ex perience Friday More of the same is in store for the region this Photo by Deryl City transfer request facing NBU directors A request by the New Braunfels Ci ty Council for a fund transfer from New Braunfels Utilities will top the list of concerns to be discussed by NBUs board of trustees later The City of New Braunfels has re quested from the The beyond the usual governmental transfer to the was requested to help the city during its current budget The city is expected to increase taxes to cover a shortfall in revenue for the coming fiscal The board will consider taking another step toward construction of the Canyon Dam hydroelectric generating plant with the approval of a contract to purchase the liner and penstock materials for the The CHS commencement moved Due to inolement commencement exercises at Canyon High School have been moved to the new The graduation ceremonies will begin at 8 Individuals will be allowed into the gymnasium by ticket School 10 tickets to each member of the senior class Smithson Valley High School commencement exercises are set for 8 Saturday in Ranger Comal ISO officials said if rain con the exercises will be moved to that high schools gymnasium and will be by ticket low bid for the material came in at NBU General Manager Bob Sohn The GuadalupeBlanco River Authoritys board of directors ap proved the order of the material dur ing a meeting last GBRA will be construct the hydroelectric plant which will provide electricity to New The NBU board also had planned to consider approval of the contract for civil work on the project during its monthly Because bids came in higher than the estimated Sohn said he will urge the board to rebid the job with changes in the Of the six bids we the low bid was pretty Sohn We are going to change several We found a number of things we can The lowest bid for the con tracting job came in about higher than the estimated he Sohn added that hydroelectric pro ject is still on He added that he hopes to set an interest rate on bonds June The plant has been in the planning stages for years and has met cons tant objections from a small group of Canyon Lake GBRA of ficials expect to begin construction of the plant in early Commissioners place Smithson Valley Road project on agenda By TRAVIS POLING Stall Writer In setting the agenda for the next regular meeting of Commissioners Court the commissioners heard from Mac supervisor of the County Road concerning improvements to Smithson Valley Road and an intersection near the new high McCoy told the commissioners at Thursdays meeting that the location of the road and the proposed design was necessary to safely facilitate traffic keep the road out of the federallydesignated 100year flood The design proposed by the County Road Department would put the intersection near the center of a gradual six degree curve with a line of sight of about This design proposed by the county would replace the one presented by the Coma Independent SehooJ District which had two sharp turns in an arej which floods W approved by tJje the road would cost from tp Also diseussed at the 9 agenda workshop was ob the for the extension FM BjjRd John Petty of Boiler Comply JQ eonjmmt the of er te thje which is now bfing PfWy the hotter is too old to be warth the cost of etteatfteg nbmt wg ml work ed on by him in He said the boiler should simply be replaced at an estimated cost of Commissioners said they would investigate the matter further and if the boiler is to be replaced they would call for The report and financial statement on Sesquicentennial activities was presented and a check for was presented to the commissioners as a return on the given by the county for the An item on the agenda which was posted as an emergency issue to be taken up by the commissioners was the matter of the countys approval on the sale of the county After much discussion the matter was tabled and a meeting scheduled between the Commis sioners Court and City Council to further discuss the terms of sale and royalties collected by the two entities Other action by the commissioners Thursday included an amendment to the budget to make a parttime employee with the DPS a fulltime employee under con tract with the Some will be drawn from the contingency fund to provide the an hour for the rest of the approval to provide a new phone and phone pro gramming in the District Clerks allocation of from the contingency fund to pro vide or ths Health acceptance of extension on letter of credit for Eagles Unit finaj approval of River Unit After county inaction Landfill future still unresolved By DAVID MAY and TRAVIS POLING Stall Writers Disagreement over the division of revenues brought by the sale of the citycounty landfill caused Comal County Commissioners Thursday to table approval of the sale to Waste Management Company of San An Much of the discussion by county solons centered on explanation of the terms of the sale by County Judge Fred Clark and Precinct 3 Commis sioner Lorenzo Yankee who both sit on Comal Countys Solid Waste Control to the other who were unhappy about lower guaranteed tipping fees for the city than for county residents and private county sanitation firms while the county would have to even ly split the 10 percent royalties with the The sale of the landfill needed ap proval of the City Council okayed proceeding with the deal Wednesday night in a unanimous 50 Lack of action by commissioners surprised Clark who on after the board open ed the said he fully expected both entities to approve the sale and its Waste Management was the highest of two bidders looking to pur chase the troubled dump with a bid of plus 10 percent of gross receipts annually for at least the 15 year life expectancy of the landfill as stipulated by terms of the Both Precinct 4 Commissioner Clyde Jacobs and Precinct 2 Com missioner Nell Cralgmlle said It was unfair for the city to receive lower guaranteed tipping rates over the next five years and share In half of the Cralgmlle said Thurs day morning was the first time he had seen the tipping fees agreed upon by the It could be a hidden said Jacobs of the differential In tipping The city and county will split the revenues but the county residents will have to pay The commissioner added that he felt the county Tending to sub sidize their Cralgmile said after the meeting that there were problems that need working out while his main concern is where garbage will be placed after the current landfill has been ex Commissioners requested a meeting with City Council to discuss disbursement of revenues realized over the 15year agreement with the purchaser of the City Manager Joe who represents the citys interest on the board and sought the locked in tipping rates to protect city is on leave until June Assistant City Manager Hector Tamayo said he recommend ed any meeting be postponed until See Page 2 Military recruiters find NB worth while By TRAVIS POLING Stall Writer With graduation on the horizon young men and women from New Braunfels are looking for Some of these young however have already found a job for the next few years with the New Braunfels is more and more becoming a prime market for military recruiters from all recruiters Some of the enlistment numbers are understandably low with the Marine Corps only drawing an average of 10 to 12 recruits a year from Guadalupe and Comal Coun ties Gunnery Sergeant Isadoro the Marine recruiter in New Braunfels says that there is little fluctuation from yeartoyear in the number of young men who want to be It is a limited field and so draws a limited number of qualified the Texas Army Na tional Guard and the Air Force have few recruits from New The Guard brings in about 10 to 15 recruits each Approximately 80 percent of these recruits are straight out of High School and a large percentage also come from the local colleges after the first or second says Master Sergeant James The Air Forqe does recruit in the but with a base of opera tions in San Antonio they do not give the same personal attention to the New Braunfels Market as do other branches of the The top guns in the recruiting field of New Braunfels are the Ar my and the The military goes by a fiscal year of October l to September IE the fiscal 85 86 year the Army brought in 36 new recruits and the Navy about the same With four mon ths still to go in the 8687 year for recruiting the army has brought in 36 recruits while the Navy has The Army Reserve is also doing quite well with Reserves recruiter Sergeant Bobby Brooks haying 67 recruits in the 8586 fiscal He exceeded the years goal by 15 recruits and expects this year to be just as Navy Scott McCain New Braunfels is very good territory for the McCain says that in December most people dont want to accept such so that it is a bad But in May and Junerecruiting picks he The and benefits as well adventure seem to be the main factors in drawing recruits to the Mc Cain feels that the reputation of the Navy in New Braunfels has a lot to do with their rate of McCain says that their reputation combination with the product they offer leads people in New Braunfels to seek out the Navy instead of the recruiters having to do extensive field work McCain says that there are now two Navy recruiters in his office including himself and goals are set according to number of recruiters in the He says that the goal gone up with the addition of but so far they are substantially ahead of last The Army also does extensive recruiting in New Recruiter Sergeant David Sargema says that people come to the Army because they are look ing for the service that provides the most Sargema says that in New Braunfels there is not much walk in but once people are con tacted and made aware of the benefits that the Army can pro vide them they come in looking for a guaranteed job and a way to im prove their position in Sargema says It has been page Rainfall totals inches Pert 5t east ioynty 3 Sun   

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