Wednesday, August 12, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 12, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Land a Park Golf Course Page 10 A New Braunfels 155 Stammtisch New Braunfels Herald Publishing 707 Landa New Zeitunq Texas 78130 DSPS 377800 iii t Wednesday August 25 Cents Two 24 Pages As a follow up to Sundays story concerning County Health Nurse Mary Lou Erben passed on the number of a San Antonio AIDS counseling A person who has or who thinks he may have been exposed to the virus can anonymously if he 2998828 and talk to or make an appointment to meet with a First United Methodist Church is sponsoring a blood drive to help the family of Linda Woodward repay the 23 pints of blood used in her six hour Linda died from in juries she suffered in a onecar acci dent on Barbarosa Road July New Braunfels High School teacher Karen Rayburn said the South Texas Regional Blood Bank will br ing a bloodmobile to the 572 San on Sunday from to and will stay after as long as they are Rayburn said the family is charged 3j pints for every pint us ed in the which means donors will need to contribute 80s There are several requirements for persons between the ages of 17 and 72 who wish to donate blood persons 17 need to bring a minor donor permit which is available at the church on Friday between 9 and i and which must be signed by a parent if a 17yearold brings a parent to the the card can be signed there persons must weigh at least 110 pounds and per sons between 67 and T2 need a doc tors A memorial scholarship fund also has been established for the NBHS Contributions should be made in the name of the Linda Woodward Memorial Scholarship Fund and may be sent to the schools central offices at KW W Mill New Braunfels Elks Lodge will host a supper and dance Friday Food svill be served at 7 and Uie dance will last from 8 to ll Food is and the dance is Members and guests are invited and may call Dave or Owens at 6292860 or the Elks 6255217 for more Comal County Texas Tech Ex Student Association is holding its Ice Cream Social and Freshmen Sendoff Sunday from 6 to 8 at the home of Gill and Toya Lindsey at 47 Mission Cost is for adults at the door and children are invited free The scholarship also will be awarded at the Presi dent Mike Doherty would like RSVPs by Friday by calling C292163 or 6259638 We will be publishing the official Comal County Fair magazine soon and advertisers wanting to get in on a good deal should call our advertis ing department as soon as possible its hot enough to fry an egg on the but dont try it because the fire ants would get Sunny and hot today with a lessthan20 percent chance of thundershowers and a high of The heat which takes humidity into ac brings that high up to 110 Tonight and Thursday will see late night and early morning clouds with a lessthan20 percent chance of widely scatter thunder a low of 79 and a high of 5A4U 1118 CONKS 71 31 ffNKITMMi flTIIIAMUiNT M II IMIIi fill NBU lauds cooperation in sewer upgrade work BY SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Public cooperation is making the West End sewage system upgrade project much easier than New Braunfels Utilities officials said The which has been going on for more than a is expected to continue for three to five more years as the second phase will go into motion to repair and replace main lines in that section of the The second phase was approved in a recenty utilities bond Maggie Silverv an employee in NBUs engineering said Thursday is the deadline for residents in the West End to complete repairs to their sewage The need for repairs was pointed out to residents after smoke testing in the area discovered leaks and cracks in the sewage systems main lines and in lines running from homes to those main Leaks around manhole covers also were major NBU has mailed two repair notices to each resident who needed to make pipe After the original mailing of about 200 letters to West End Silver said there were several residents who never Following the second mailing about two weeks the employee said she has stayed busy answering questions and working with residents who want to make the necessary About 90 letters were mailed the second Only two New Braunfels residents have taken ad vantage of NBUs interestfree loan program whereby a resident could defer payment for residential sewage line repairs Under the terms of the loan NBU would pay the plumber for any work done and the resident would then have 90 days to pay Silver said she was surprised more residents havent taken advantage of the Silver said a major problem is trying to track down persons who own property in the West The not one of the citys more affluent has several rental properties and Silver said she thinks probably many of the persons who have not responded to the repair notices may be renters who feel they are not responsible for such NBU has tracked down some outoftown landowners in an effort to have them make the Language differences have added to NBUs pro blems in having persons make the necessary repairs as many West End residents speak no Silver said she has had to talk with several homeowners through interpreters to explain the sewage line pro blems and what needs to be She added that the vast majority of homeowners have been cooperative and willing to do the work once they understand what needs to be Sam an NBU consultant who works with Hunter and Associates of said Tuesday that testing during he early stages of the West End sewage upgrade project revealed that problems with private lines were causing major infiltration into the During rainy rain seeped into the sewage lines through leaving the system less than capable of handling Consultants reported that See Page2A NB public works controversy has Chapa talking By DAVID MAY Staff Writer City officials are looking into allegations that an employee of the public works department has been leaving at noon for a second job while getting paid for a full weeks work and possibly even some overtime The allegation was made public by Mayor ProTern Ramon Chapa at Mondays city council The city manager attempted to quell Chapas pronouncement Michie stopped Chapa in the middle of his made during the portion of the agenda reserved for councilman Things keep going wrong in the public works department and I am getting tired of hearing the com stated Chapa during the Monday We have to do something with that Things are getting neglected and covered Chapa was interrupted at that point by Michie who said Chapa was discussing a matter of ad ministrative Councilman at large James Goodbread told Chapa the council session was not the pro per forum to voice his concerns about the According to the District 1 department employees went to Chapas residence during the weekend and told him of an employee who is leaving at noon each day to go to another Chapa said department employees said one of their colleagues is paid for a full week even though he is actually working considerably less than a full Chapa said he met with Michie and Assistant City Manager Hector Tamayo Monday and discussed the allegations with His comments during councils session met with disapproval from Michie and The top administrators spoke with Chapa after The mayor protem after the meeting said he was less concerned that his comments were upsetting to city officials because he wanted such improprieties investigated and stop ped and appropriate action In response Wednesday to Chapas Michie I am in vestigating the It is a See Page 2A Lake parks status to Id Status of Canyon Lake area parks and recreation areas under auspices of the Army Corps of Engineers depends on the but facilities under water for the past month arc beginning to dry Corps officials in Fort Worth say Comal Park and Cranes Mill will remain closed until September while North Park and Jacobs Creek Park are now open for Potters Creek Park is expected to reopen to the general public while the road leading to Canyon Lake Marina will be closed until August 17 or 18 as corps officials consider whether the saturated substrate beneath the asphalt has dried enough to accomodate traffic without undue damage to the sur Comal County maintained parks and recreation areas that are open include two in Canyon Lake one each at Canyon Springs Canyon Lake Canyon Lake Cypress Cove and Turkey Cove in Village West All county recreation areas have water especially See Page2A Assailant sought Comal County Sheriffs in vestigators are seeking information about a man suspected in the ag gravated robbery last week of a Ca nyon Lake Hills residence On Aug a man entered the lake area residence through a second story window after climbing a televi sion He ransacked the house and found about cash A 13yearold girl came home and surprised the intruder who grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed her four times in the left shoulder The girl was not seriously The suspect fled on foot after attacking the teenager He is described as a white male ap proximately 16to 18years of age svith a slender He stands about 5 7 inches tall and has straight shoulderlength He also wore a silver cross earring in his left ear Detective Danny Ybarra said that two days after the intrusion and at the suspect was spotted by another daughter returning the money he He snuck back up to the house and placed the money on a window Ybarra said since the suspect has been spotted both times on foot he believes he lives in the perhaps within a couple of blocks of the house he Investigators ask that persons with information concerning the whereabouts of the suspect call the sheriffs department at 0259141 or the Canyon Lake office at Persons wishing to give information anonymously may also call Crime Stoppers at 620T1PS and speak to the officer on An arrest and grand jury indict ment given through a Crime Stoppers tip is rewarded by as much as Callers remain anonymous and are identified by a number issued them at the time information is Juvenile probation staying busy as new laws go into effect By JOHN KASTNER Correspondent Juvenile probation officers for Comal County are staying Between April and July of the county juvenile probation of fice has seen 152 ac cording to local Juvenile Proba tion Officer Carol A reporting period from January to March saw 98 while the entire year of 1986 brought 295 From January to there have been a total of 250 Comal County employs two full time probation While aggregate numbers of referrals are Robison said most of the increase is due to status offenses by juveniles and not an actual increase in felony or other serious There has been an increase every month and of most were status offense referrals and Class C misdemeanors and alcohol possession A status for could mean a child on probation did not timely report to the proba tion The program has been real There are some good points and there are some bad Robison It really depends upon the in dividual situation at For ex if a 10yearold boy is caught stealing and is arrested by local police or sheriff as soon as they have completed their share of the then the subject is turned over to the juvenile department for their share of their work to try to help the kid overcome his Robison The kid is placed on where he must comply with strict If he repeats a crime while on the case is then turned over to the district at torney for further Robison We refuse no and in See Page2A Comal CAD moving into new offices Persons needing to conduct business with Comal Central Ap praisal District should do so by 25 or postpone that business until the first of September as the district prepares to move into new offices Chief Appraiser Richard noting that he and staff are looking forward to opening new offices on the top floor of the New Braunfels ISO Education Center at 431 Mill said CAD offices will close 25 at when moving If all goes well we will be open Monday said 1 cant I am really looking for ward to getting in the new A lease negotiated between CAD and NBJSD begins l allowing the appraisal district to occupy more than square feet of space at an annual cost of The lease is a sisyear nonescalaUng The district is handling its own A truck has been leased and temporary help A professional firm has been hired to move the disjricts cojnpuler According to Deputy Chief Ap praiser Pat telephones will be in operation dicing the though we conjpjAter system will be down for We ask people to please bear with us for that three to four days that we are going to be said She said the timing for the move could not have been better in that fewer people are coming into the districts Signs at the new offices will undergo review because the building is an historical landmark and signs will need required approval from Texas Historical Commission before being The school district performed some in renovations to the top floor of the education in cluding custom electrical wiring for the appraisal districts computer and telephone Rhodes noted that appraisers will be back in the field beginning beginning appraisals for The appraisers this year will concentrate on specific geographical areas at a time rather than being spread out around the We will work in the more stable areas of the county first so that we dont have to do a lot of backtrack Rhodes PAP officials said they hope to have an open tor their new of fices spjneUiae in 1st Floor NBISD Adminisiration 2nd Floor Comal Appraisal District