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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 8, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas                                Two tike mlary inmme others are opposed WASHINGTON AP Two Texas Democrats have declared their support for a pay increase that would boost congressional salaries to but many of their colleagues are calling the politically sen sitive proposal absolutely See Page 8A vie for spot in Super Bowl Berths in the NFLs Super Bowl XXffi are on the litle the conference championship games will be played First up will be Buffalo at Cincinnati for the AFC then Chicago will host San Francisco RTTTTE 300 TX 76006 Tuesdays Bridal Fair puts details in one place Careful planning is the essential detail behind every successful It can be a anxietyfilled experi ence with the help of the New Braunfels Bridal Fair it can be a fun See Page 1B New Braunfels 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS Zeituno A 377880 5la6259144 Sunday January 1989 50 Cents F6ur 38 Pages PA spends from DHR on staff By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Investigations of a former Comal County district attorneys discretion ary fund reveals more than was spent on furni gifts and other sup pHes between 1984 and We asked Department of Human Services several times what to spend the money said former Dis trict Attorney William Schroeder about his Department of Human Resources They Spend it on whatever you feel you want to spend it for as long is relative to the district attorneys office Schroeder The fund was established in 1982 when the district attorneys office agreed to prosecute Comal County violators of the Food Stamp program for the Texas Department of Human The department promised to pay to to the district attorney after he evaluated and pro secuted Food Stamp fraud and theft already investigated by Schroeder also was responsible for preparing specific infor indictments arid trial When the New Braurfels Herald Zeitung investigated expenditures r during the fouryear it Good day covered approximately reimbursed to Schroeder for various purchases more than was spent on staff meals approximately was used for travel and meet ing expenses for staff around was spent at area grocery stores and more than was spent on items purchased at Sams Warehouse in San Also during that approxi mately was used to give staff members bonuses furniture worth approximately was coffee and Ozarka drinking water was purchased for approximately more than was spent on flowers and birthday cakes a staff member received approximately for equipment needed to attend law enforcement school and miscella neous items totaled more than These are public said County Judge Fred Clark last If they were spent they need to be who lost the district attorneys race to Bill Reimer in the contends the expenditures were used for the betterment of Comal A resolution signed by Comal County concerning the DHR contract stipulates the money should be utilized for the terment of the district attorneys Betterment shall provide for increased and improved services to the citizens of Comal Gordon inspector general for the Department of Human Resour ces in said DHR doesnt know how district attorneys spend the And thats on he How the money should be spent is worked out a local Hardy Its not our Its been more successful than we ever Hardy did say many district attor neys use the money to enhance prose cution of Food Stamp fraud and Its been very well The program District attorneys across the state of Texas receive similar DHR Schroeder said he spent the money to thank his staff members for iheir hard My staff worked outside of the office on various projects which enhanced our dealing with Comal County for the Family Violence he Schroeder said his employees ofteh cleanedand painted at See Page 2A Investigators and inspectors from the Federal Avia tion Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board continue to rummage through the debris of Fridays plane crash to determine the cause of the Photo by Deryl Clark Crash cause unknown By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer The investigation continued this weekend into the cause of Fridays crash of a singleengine aircraft in Comal XThe crashed on a Comal Cpiihty ranchwest of New Braunfels killing the two men on board and igniting a 10acre grass Pilot John of and passenger Warren of were burned beyond recognition when the 1961 Beechcraft fixedwing plane crashed at according to law enfor cement other passengers were reported MDoard Theres no evidence of inflight said Warren air safety investigator from the National Transportation Safety Board in Fort Plane debris lodged in bushes and twisted among rocky terrain covered approximately 250 yards on the ranch located approximately 10 miles west of New Braunfels on Texas 46 and See Page 2A It looks the warm spell is Todays high under partly cloudy skies is expected to reach Winds are from the north between 15 arid 20 Tonight will cold with a 20 percent chance of rain and a low of Monday also will bfe cloudy and cold with a 30 percent chance of rain and a high reaching only about Mostly cloudy skies and cold temps con tinue through the week with highs Tuesday and Wednesday in the 50s and lows in the with temperatures in the 20s in the hill Uturn causes wreck A threecar accident on Walnut Avenue Friday resulted in the inju ries of one woman and a traffic The accident occurred about at the intersection of Walnut Avenue and Wood Road when Mary 81 made a said New Braunfels policeman Robert Bremer was traveling south on Walnut Avenue when she made a Uturn into uncoming caus ing a collision with a twordoor Chevrolet Diaz said He added the impact caused Bremers car to turn around and hit a pickup truck stopped on Wood Road attempting to enter Walnut Thedriver of the truck was Mil ton 947 Texas Diaz said the unidentified the Chevette was taken to McKenna Memorial EUWD directors planning water purchase decision Directors of the Edwards Underground Water District Tuesday morning will consider an agreement with New Braunfels Utilities to purchase raw water for a surface water treatment plant to be built later this At a 21 the Edwards Underground Water District conservation committee unanimously voted to recommend the Edwards board approve funds for New Braunfels to purchase acre feet of raw water per year for the next five Comal County Director Kenneth Ikels is chairman of the district for Comal County and chairman of the con servation Directors of the water district are considering giving funds to the city to purchase the water for a surface water See Page 2A 69B 3A DEAR 4B 1012A TV Stammtisch next Defensive Priving Courses sponsored by the dejit tosyranpe Agents pf New will ajid Tueiday 6 to 10 and from 8 to 5 Classes are held at the WPiidj i Interstate If to theyd like a call at leg Rsse Agency is offering DDC 10 and 12 and 26 from to 10 at Canyon Higlj or 62j5TO for San Marcos Better Brea thing Club will have new meeting U Cenjral Texas Medjcsi Center Better NB Council will bid on post office By DAVID BMILTA Staff Writer of New Braunfels could pwnthft oldypited States Post Office if City Council agrees to make the government an New Braunfels City Council will consider a resolution authorizing New BraHnfels City Manager Paul QrpJu man to offer 1 for the old Post Office on Castell Street during a regular meeting Monday aj 73Q in New Braunfels Utilities meeting There is a possibility the city could get it for a token such as said a jQt Qf pie in town the Post Office is up The cUy manager said the asking price for the building is more than tfeg my Owe are no struawa Grohman Asbestos has been removed from the building i the building could be used purposes such as a mating ijtfea for senior ci tos oj Hydro project faces official dedication Canyon Hydroelectric Plant will be dedicated next weekend after about eight years of discussion and several years of Directors and employees of GuadalupeBlanco River Authority and New Braunfels Utilities are host ing dedication ceremonies at 11 Saturday at the project The pro ject is adjacent to the discharge chan nel of Canyon Dam off FM Testing of the which cost approximately began in mid The hydroelectric plant will pro duce energy by trapping water flow ing out of Canyon Energy pro duced by the plant will be sold to NBU by the GuadalupeBlanco River New Braunfels Utilities is financ ing construction of the while the river authority will own the plant and maintain its The inclusion of hydroelectric power is expected to save NBU cus tomers on the cost of After debt service on the facility is energy could cost a penny per kilo watt The hydro plant represents less than 5 percent of the power needed to See Page 2A NB residents are making city a safer place to live the gayer nnwnt 11 a Sftac EAT HF II I jt WJillWP JMtMK ff vice of to American Jem For more 81 rt tok Its wsJl suited for administrativfi Grohirian building could be used to ease ovfiiv mw crowdwg at City HaJL He said having in sereet projects beeja gt a lower post feeo By money allo catecjtostreetunpjoveffleuibyabond can be used or4y for sueet J TAf CJiy manager ftM the use ITW street coostAictioo pounpil 19 auJttorize reconsinic tion of 014 WfcQueeney Road and Gruspe Rpa4 wiO a portion of the excess bond Council wili hfeye public hearings and consider ordinances to rezone lots on Libfirty gnd MuUberry Street from multifamily districts to resprtcojnmsrciaj fa ft 9tBf 1 meeibgj New fels Planning pd Zoning Commis sion unanimously agreed to recom mend couwiJ approval of requests by the biggest month for property crimes is but this year New Braunfels proved history Seasonal expectations proved said Ann chair man of the Safe City Peceraber is big month for burglaries but thanks to the efforts of the police and local that ended up not being the case last Figures released Friday by the Safe City Commission indicate crimes against property dropped 31 percent in December 1988 compared to December Many residents apparently fol lowed burglary prevention advice offered by police and the commission during the Bartholomew We encourage them to continue securing their businesses and Statistics for December 1988 reflect 54 burglaries were reported in New compared to 78 dur ing the same period in It appears residents did a great job pf securing their homes and busines ses during the busy holiday said Martin New Braunfels Police crime prevention Figures show residential and busi ness burglaries dropped considerably last while only a slight decrease was noted in motor vehicle he   

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