Wednesday, April 5, 1989

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 5, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas Cities considering bah against plastics AP f he states Twin Cities could soon be waging an idefitiCal attack on plastic food containers with what some consider the nations strictest See Page 9A Canyon NB ftin baseball games Coma County went 30 on Tuesday in the District 284A baseball race as all three local team took victo New firaunfels moved into sole possession of first while Smithson Valley moved to within a half game of Canyon won its first district See Page 11A 4 1 f M 0 09 0 9 9 1 0 1 SOWES T M T T NG 2201 EROOKHOLLOW PLZ SUITE 300 TX 76006 JL Creative cooks worth their salt know that fresh herbs are tasty alternatives to salt for flavoring Through the skillful use of fresh imaginative flavors can be created and simple foods made into gourmet delights See Page 1B New Braunfels 103 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377 Zeituno S77880 5126259144 Tw Wednesday April 1989 25 Cents Two 24 Pages Officials review 911 service proposal A kiir MI By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer Partial 911 emergency service could be operating soon in New Braunfels and Comal County if city and county officials decide to take an offer presented by Bexar Metro offi cials Tuesday What we want to do is give you something that will make you feel content up but we will be happy to do it any way you said Jerry executive director of Bexar Metro 911 Network I think that once we get started on were Good day Sunny and mild days are fore cast for the area this The high today is expected to reach followed by a low tonight of Thursday will be a little with sunny skies and 79 for the high and 58 for the Inside 69B DEAR 16B TV Stammtisch State Representatives today will be involved in a hearing to dis cuss Regional Water Plan legisla tion which is based on a proposal written by the Edwards Underground Water Com 41 the cities of New Braunfels and San Hays City of San City Public and City Water Development The City of New Braunfels earlier this month contributed to the lobby ing effort to get this legislation The bill is intended to limit pumping from the aquifer and to conserve the flow of the Comal and San Marcos Show your support for the plan by calling State Edmund Kucmpcls Capitol office at 4630602 to let legislators know how you The hearing is at 2 but calls would be helpful throughout the life of the Saints Peter and Paul School ParentTeacher Club will meet Thursday at in the school All parents are cricouragcd to Annual Science Fair projects will be exhi bited and winners will be McKenna Memorial Hospital is sponsoring a community education class Thurday at 5 in the Garza Street classroom across the street from the hospitals main The topic will be eye care and David Way will pre sent a discussion titled Eye care of the Everyone is wel come to the free program refresh ments will be Find some great bargains and help out some worthy causes this weekend during the bazaars and rummage sales scheduled by local Rock Hill Gospel Church is having a Spring Bazaar Saturday from 9 to 5 The bazaar will be on the church grounds on Interstate south of New Behind the rest There will be arts and and white elephant Saints Peter and Paul School Spring Rummage and Plant Sale is Friday from 8 to 6 and Saturday from 8 to 3 2A going to find that things will fall into Bexar Metro representatives met with county and telephone offi cials at New Braunfels City Hall Tuesday and proposed putting 911 partially on line in seven months after establishing how many answering points there will be and where they will be Officials could decide to wait and implement the service all at The 911 emergency telephone number is a nationwide emergency number for fire and ambulance We had it for 10 years in San Marshall said about the partial Bexar Countys 911 service was enhanced last Enhanced 911 which is the final goal for New Braunfels and Comal County speeds calls directly to the proper law enforcement agencies and provides a visual display of the call ers telephone number Automatic Number Identification and location Automatic Location See Page 2A Residents question local charges Residents iti New Braunfels and Comal County are pay ing telephone companies for the implementation of 911 emergency service at a rate of 18 cents per But some people claim they are paying different rates than the allocated The legislation that created 911 districts authorizes col lection of a monthly pcrline service fee from each tele phone customer up to 3 percent of the primary service Fees for Comal and Guadalupe counties are 18 cents for residential 43 cents for business lines and 68 cents for business such as Comal County residents paying more than designated should call their phone said Jerry executive director of Bexar Metro 911 He said higher charges could be coming from equalization Some of the long distance carriers like Claydesta and others are charging folks the equalization surcharge and they arc not supposed Marshall The equaliza tion according to is for counties over which were and in hopes of joining a rcg See Page 2A Children are the future April is a time to focus on young espe cially on Texas The National Associa tion for the Education of Young Children has designated April 28 as the Week of the Young children at Happy Days Day Care Center take part in the Week of the Young Child activities there by racing tricycles this Zachary and Evan Wil liams challenge each other in the At 2yearold Kirk Michalec gets ready to let go of his balloon during the launch on Main Plaza Tuesday Seventy youngsters from all over the county released balloons containing parenting messages in honor of Week of the Young Mayor Doug Miller signed a local Area day care centers will con tinue their celebrations all The week is focusing on highquality early childhood prog which allow parents to be employed or participate in educational experiences or job training programs while providing educational experiences or jobtraining programs for their young Photos by Deryl Clark Permit figures drop for month Revenue from building permits issued in March by the City of New Braunfels decreased from March 1988 despite the initiation of several new commercial projects last In the city issued 127 per mits with a total value of In March the city issued 163 per mits totaling Activity in March 1988 included 13 single family residence permits totaling Builders last month applied for five singlefamily residence per mits valued at Revenue from new commercial permits was up in March as compared to the same period last Builders applied for five new com mercial permits last The per mit revenue totaled The city issued five permits for commer cial projects in March 1988 with a value of Other March activity included six residential additions or alterations for six commercial additions or alicrations for and 84 out ofscopc projects valued at Four commercial projects for which builders applied for permits last month were the finishing out of interiors for stores in WcstPoint Pcp pcrcll Mill Store Garrott Con struction is working on the store valued at It is the largest finishout in the Open Plan Construction is finishing out an interior for Hancs Sock Factory valued at Garrott Construc tion is doing a job for Stone Mountain valued at Garrott Construc tion also is finishing out an interior for Distinctive Silks for Garrott Construction is doing work See Page 2A NBISD focuses on major goals The strategic planning process will get into full swing al New Braunfels Independent School District early next A twoandahalf day workshop conducted by external facilitator Mike Kncale and internal facilitator Mike Fitsko will begin the districts process of looking at major goals to get the district where it wants to be in the The workshop begins Monday evening and continues Tuesday and Kneal is a nationally recognized educational He earned a doctorate from Harvard University and is a past Nebraska Superintendent of the Fitsko is the districts assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction and has been working on the stincgic planning process for several A 40mcmbcr committee made up of NBISDs existing longrange plan ning chaired by trustee Jean and made up of a cross section of the community has been asked to participate in the Im looking forward to the signif icant input these people said Charles superin I think its our opportunity to include a broad spectrum of people in determining the types of things were going to have in the He said committee members have responded favorably to participating in the See Page 2A Banks vow action on debt plan WASHINGTON AP Spurred by concerns of social and political tur moil in Third World governmentfinanced world lending agencies hope to have a new program in place by July for reducing their foreign We have an if we seize to put the worst aspects of the debt crisis behind World Bank President Barber Conable said Tues day at the close of the Banks spring meeting with the International Monet ary The sister organizations ended their twoday Conference with an endorse ment of the Bush administrations new debt which for the first time asks private banks to voluntarily forgive part of the Third Worlds trillion Elements of the plan could be put in practice by the time the leaders of the worlds economic democracies come together for their annual summit sche duled for July in officials A delay could be devastating in view of the expectancies which have been Conable Throughout their offi cials from around the world spoke repeatedly of social and political pow der kegs that could be ignited as living standards continue to stagnate or deteriorate in debtburdened develop ing Riots in Venezuela in February that claimed 270 lives after the govern ment instituted a belttightening prog ram to placate the nations creditors were an alarm French Finance Minister Pierre Beregovoy See Page 2A Housing authority receives extra funds New Braunfels Housing Authority will receive housing vouchers worth from the Uniied States Department of Housing and Urban Phill Gramm announced the assistance for the local authority March He said the vouchers were earlier designated for other Texas cities which decided not to use They have now been reallocated to other Texas cities inter ested in the federal voucher The Housing Voucher Program replaced a Sec tion 8 voucher The Housing Voucher Program allows lowincome individuals and fami lies to rent an apartment or similar type of with a portion of the rent paid by the federal gov ernment directly to the The voucher program will provide residents in designated areas with direct housing assistance rather than assigning them to a specific federal housing said Participants will decide individually where to based on personal and financial Nadine executive director of the Hous Safe City schedules meeting Residents of the citys West End have another opportunity to receive crime prevention tips when the New Braunfels Safe City Com mission hosts a neighborhood meeting tonight at 7 in Holy Family Catholic Don director of the said the meeting was planned because the last meeting did not reach as many people as the commission wanted to New Braunfels Mayor ProTern Ramon Chapa and New Braun fels Crime Prevention Officer Martin Mayer also will be at the