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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 14, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                Today is Flag so wave New Braunfels New Texas 116 1 Zeituno Two 42 Pages 4r Sunday June 50 Cents Stammtisch The Community Council of South Central Texas will be issuing USDA butter to income eligible Under the new guidelines of the Texas Department of Human all recipients will be re quired to complete an application In order to determine eligibility and must bring proof of identification and income such as food stamp Medicaid AFDC award food stamp award let VA or paycheck Commodities will be issued at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic 138 Austin from 9 to 2 on June For more in call CCSCT community services division at Do do not call the church The number to call if you want to anonymously turn someone in for criminal behavior and receive up to reward for doing so is New County Crime Stoppers want to ex pand their visibility in the What has to happen for you or anyone to receive a reward is that the information provided leads to the arrest and conviction of person or persons guilty of felony for you know your neighbors kid is selling cocaine or stolen 9mm semiautomatic weapons to declared violent tax resisters you call 625TlPS and tell the officer on duty 24 hours a day about what you Be specific and stay on the line long enough to understand how you can cash in on your Be If your tip turns out to be the genuine article and the bad guys are brought to justice and the Crime Stoppers board of directors will eventually vote to pay After its between you and the the number to call is From the Bizarre Lost and Found Department Harold got a call from a lady who reads our classified advertisements and said one in par ticular was just so The ad reads Found male American no Found on 306 behind Call hes probably a little but we bet hes warmer than back Wanna play horseshoes At 3 Sunday today at Comal County Fairgrounds the New Braunfels Horseshoe Club will be conducting a handicapped competition and you dont have to be a member to So if you have a propensityfor ringing round the rod and can ap preciate the philosophy of hand trot on out to the fairgrounds and go for By han we mean that contestants will be handicapped so everyone stands to win regardless of who they toss HCA Hill Country Hospital is of fering free monthly seminars on general mental health in cluding job mar family worth of eating disorders and depres The seminars will be on July August September October November 3 and December All programs will be at 8205 off FM 1604 in Live Oak in San An For more call 6599002 between 8 and 5 shore of Canyon Park at Water system questioned Developer facing lawsuit for illegal Bulverde Estates Twoyearold childs condition improves after near drowning By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Twoyearold Ashley who fell into the Guadalupe River Thurs day appears to be winning her battle for life in a San Antonio said her relieved father Saturday Shes doing a lot said Gary Mitchell from the Intensive Care Unit at Santa Rosa Childrens Hospital in San Antonio where the child was transported to Thursday Shes going to pull They are keeping her heavily sedated due to some swelling in her head but she is responding and she has movement in her Hospital personnel were unable to confirm whether the childs condition had been upgraded from Ashley Mitchell was pulled from the Guadalupe River Thursday around by her according to witness She wandered away from family got too close to the rivers edge and fell in near the familys riverfront residence located at 250 Camp off Texas 46 just east of the Doctors at first gave her only a 50 50 chance of surviving the near tragic accident and had her transported by an army MAST helicopter to the San Antonio Michie shuns using landfill for black ink New Braunfels City Manager Joe Michie Friday said that he is opposed to using revenues generated from the proposed sale of the citycounty landfill to balance next years operating though he acknowledged City Council will have the final Revenues coming should go in to either sanitation services and operations or be set aside for future landfill said Michie admitted a lack of knowledge on recent landfill and budget He was at City Hall Friday for the first time since May 28 when he left to at tend his daughters wedding in West My recommendation will be to See Page 2A By TRAVIS POLING Correspondent William San Antonio businessman and developer of one of Comal Countys illegal faces prosecution by Texas attorney generals office in a July 21 District Court The charges against Swinney are for failing to meet State Health Department water system re quirements in Bulverde Ranches Swinney had not returned several telephone calls by HeraldZeitung staff Friday and Saturday and was unavailable for The State Health Department re quires that all developers of subdivi sions submit plans and specifications of the proposed water system for ap proval prior to any After complaints received by the health department in August of an inspection was conducted in November The inspection revealed 12 homes with hookups to one The health departments in spector concluded that over 25 per sons were tapped into the same well constituting a public water Swinney was notified on December of his violation and asked to comply with the health departments On December 20th of the same year the case was referred to the state attorney general for engineering assistant with the Surveillance and Technical Assistance Branch of the State Health Departments Division of Water said that according to a recent letter from Comal County Subdivision Coordinator Len Swinney is not responding to notice of Schultz says that the At torney Generals office is now taking action and that Swinney may end up in Assistant Attorney General Tom Godard says that suit has been brought against Swinney and a court date The goal of the Attorney Generals office is to enforce the Texas Sanitation and Health Protec tion Godard notes that there are many problems with illegal subdivi sions which could prompt a civil suit but our lawsuit is very This lawsuit only goes into the water system which is an installed public system without prior In a pretrial questionnaire from the prosecution to the defendant and attorney John William Swinney was asked if it was his original intention to have 49 lots in Bulverde Ranches Swin ney denied that 49 lots were ever in tended and no definite number was A plat of the was done by an independent surveyor for The plat which was ob tained from surveyor Moeller ing by the Comal Appraisal District for taxing purposes shows that Swin ney in intended 49 lots from the Denial of the charges by Swinney is further refuted by deeds held by several of the original purchasers of land from Swinney in Bulverde Ran The deeds show that each pro perty owner owns one fortyninth of the original well which would in dicate that 49 lots were This is not the first time that Swin ney has failed to meet subdivision standards for water In 1971 Swinney went before the Court of Civil Appeals of San Antonio in the suit of William Swinney The City of San In 1971 the city obtained a tem porary injunction from the 45th District Bexar James and the decision was upheld by the civil appeals The health department approved his plat for Summit Oaks Subdivision with the understanding that Swinney would put a well on each of the 42 lots contained within his This action would exempt Swinney from the requirements relating to See Page2A Countys prenatal program helps lower income parents By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer See related Page 3A Beverly is expec ting her first baby in about three To help her understand the changes her body is going through and to help her and her unborn child stay she has become part qf a new county program aimed at keeping expectant mothers and babies Kristensen saw a private doctor for a while before joining the county The doctors fees were beyond reason for the and her husband she women at the county program seem to real ly understand her The other doctor was a man and I dont think he knew what I was go ing He doesnt have But the nurses here have had babies and they know what Im going she Mary yu Comal Countys health said that in the two months since the program ajbout 5 women hive taken ad yajntage of the The Prenatal care program feegin locaj ly ajtttr reaving approval by the Cojna CQmty dur ing the local progjrajga cat are uoj poor What were doing is finding They come here and we can either help them or point them to another pro gram that they are qualified Mary Log Comal County Health Unit ty program if her insurance does not cover the She said the program likely will reduce the number of women who never see a doctor during their What were doing is were fin ding They come here and we can either help them or ppint them to another program thai they are qualified Erben She add ed that there are federally funded programs for poor women with physical The problem a lot of women eligible for such pro grams dont even know they she income for all prenatal and after delivery Haying a baby can be a major financial burden for she citing private sector medical ex penses of from to for uncomplicated She added that often young couples struggle for years to pay off childbirth ex In the two months that the county program has been See Page 2A IraaB 60 after workshops justed or reconciled between f6pprogejty gvfners appears to eejssfui GAB with projperty past mSBth wentgut j n C A if1 We were unable to satisfy 57 Rhodes The figure mercial as well as residential Comal CAPS to have met owners June but 6ecguec of the relatively low number of appeals pending the dates have been Comal AR1 win mett with industrial ae June 18 and Jiine 34 with any property Qwpep having mi4e an appointment Cibolos mayor says water services need help Far tos wojme n ne ver receive ajjy type of jaedjcaj ajten tioi telai thjpjr she said Theres 3 djfMte ajttitudj that know cant Afford doctorbut if I go to the somebody will have hjlg pf Erfeg fl Cibolo Mayor Sam Bauder says his citys fire depart ment and need for water utility are two of the biggest needs facing this San Antonio Unless sjeps are taken we could have a potential ly dangerous situation on our Bauder of the local fire djpjartments operating The fire department situation is not the only problem the miyor A major water system project is OS Bauder the results could be disastrous since the fire department would be cut off from the site of the A longer train conceivably could extend from Main Street as far down as FM thereby blocking all the mayor said People think of the Cibolo Fire Department as a part of the but it is Bauder U is a volunteer department with its own charter and board of Bauder said that if the city bmlds new fire depart ment an agreement wojJild have to be reached to pay a fire chief while firefighters nemain on a volunteer Talks are currently uwfer way between tt priority Cor uj tg fewW w fire We have siaJtoi now ojj Highway 90 Bfsrcjpjt Of She for wedicaj cover prenatal The bg re Jgrred complete lab work for one that caches those oj ojfcer go ve she Across the r ajgrgaji traces op the north side town and Mng ever wfrere a traJja Called during silfe u wiwJd WsgJs flte flis tej m Bauder three pujnpgr tryete are sufiipieat for Bauder but the department needs to some oj its firefightiflg uder also hiahliehted the water situation in ff Its QUT loflSraoge pto to bg ajjje to fujmMi our gm currently ty oo Uave wme mMon requlwd to run a to ttxe citys welj near A 0to 24iAcii pipe te to brug water by   

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