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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 6, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Economy crime link not simple WASHINGTON AP It may seem logical that us economic times get crime rates go up but experts say the equation is not dial I See Page 3 Lawmakers silent on Lewis chargps AUSTIN AP Lawmakers and lobbyists appear ready to help Gib Lewis gain a record fifth term as speaker of the virtually ignoring recent See Page 6 79 Cougars Ratigers find the winning way Canyons boys basketball team won iis fourth straight game and Sniithson Valleys boys snapped a sixgame losing streak on Friday night in nondistrict the four other local teams all lost district See Page 12 New Braunfels BEST AVAILABLE COPY 2627 VAHDELL DR EL TX 79903 38 707 Landa New Texas 78130 DSPS Zeituno Sunday 1991 75 Cents Two 34 Pages rainy conditions likely will continue with a 60 percent chance of rain and winds shifting to the north sliding the high from the 50s down into the 40s and driving the overnight low into the 30s A 50 percent chance or rain and temperatures remaining in ihc 30s are forecast for Inside 1518 COMICS 1016C CROSSWORD 3 DEAR ABBY 11 10 ENTERTAINMENT 11 14 KALEIDOSCOPE 89 OPINIONS 4 1215 TV LISTINGS 19C WEATHER 2 Why Do I Feel So Blue will be the program on seasonal depression presented by Maria counselor with the Com munity Resource on 9 at the Comal County Extension Service meeting room at 132 Water Participants are encouraged to bring a sack The program begins at and will end by 1 so everyone can return to work on Comal County Mothers Club will meet at 7 Monday at the Victoria Bank Trust north High school juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend as financial aid for college will be Comal County Democratic Women will meet at 8 at Molly Joes Hollands electoral process will be contrasted with that used in the United States by Holland native Caroline Botenburg and her hus Simone Organizers invite you to come at 7 and enjoy Dutchtreat Reserva tions must be made today for inaugural activities and transporta tion can be arranged by calling Thea Chessher at Susan Curtis at 6293624 or Mary Hitch at Cancer Support Group will meet at 8 in the Elliott Knox Board Room at McKenna Memorial The sponsored by MMH and Hospice New has chosen the second Tuesday of each month as its regular meeting time for As a public service the Comal County Kennel Club is hosting a special event this after noon at the New Braunfels Child rens Courtyard Shopping From 1 to 4 on members will conduct a hands on exhibit featuring videos and AKC registered The city of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department and New Braunfels Utilities are continuing the the fourth annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program in Landa An area in the swimming pool parking lot is where to take the More than 900 trees were collected last Christmas for All decorations such as tinsel must be removed for the tree to be Nails and other metal fasteners must also be removed to protect the employees and the chipper used to convert the trees to The mulch is used to promote water conservation prac tices in caring for the many trees and landscape plants within the park The mulch also is available free to those homeow ners who wish to use it in their landscapes to promote water The Texas Association of Col lege Admission Counselors and See Page 2 Few voting absentee on local issues Cartrain collision A cartrain collision at the railroad located at Hill Avenue and San Antonio Street sent two persons to McKenna Memorial Hospital with minor injuries early The collision with the Union Pacific train occurred around Photo by Erik Karlsson S AJE will for levels of lead in blood By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Vouchers for persons wanting to It is particularly a good idea fo News Editor A citywide blood screening for lead soon will be offered by which hopes to begin collecting data that could in the future determine possible health of burning hazardous j Its not intended at this point for an if we get the data then it could useful to us if we wish to compare numbers in five years or 10 Mark who is heading up j the program for the group a Future Environment participate in the sceening can be picked up for the first time from SAFE members 16 at the Civic when the Texas Air Control Board conducts a public hearing to consider changes to state rules con cerning the burning of hazardous vvasic fuels in commercial combus lion Blood for the tests will be drawn at the laboratory at McKenna Memorial Hospiial and samples will be tested for lead levels at a lab in San Slatler adding the cost is still being for us to test the community in large num bers and then we can repeat in five or 10 years then we may be able to obtain the critical sort of information here that could prove or disprove whether this increased air pollution will be a risk to Statler The screening is prompted by SAFE as the Lafarge and its subsidiary Systech Environmental attempt to secure permits to store and bum hazardous waste as fuel See Page 2 Absentee voting for a number of local elections 19 has been off to a slow start in the first accord ing to city and county As of Friday 28 persons had cast absentee voles in the special city according to City Sec retary Bonnie Less than 20 persons had cast votes in county The last day to vote absentee is Persons voting in the city election can vote absentee from 8 to 5 weekdays at the New Braunfels Municipal 424 Castecl And persons voting in county elections can vote absentee 8 to at the county clerks office at the Comal County In the city registered vot ers arc going to the polls to determine if the city of New Braunfels should oppose the applications of Systech Environmental and the Lafarge to store and bum hazardous waste at the Balcones Cement if how should the fight be There are six propositions to vote for or against on the 1 Resolved that the city of New Braunfels oppose the per mit application of Systech Environ mental Lafarge Corpora tion to store burn hazardous 2 Resolved that the city of New Braunfels should oppose the permit applications described in Proposition by seeking relief only through the slate legislature No monetary 3 Resolved that the city of New Braunfels spend city funds to oppose the permit applica tions of Systech Lafarge to golf course boards among this weeks meetings A number of boards and districts will meet in the coming Listed are a rundown of some of those open tothepublic of Braunfels Parks and RecreationAdvisory Board will meet 7 Jan 8 at the Landa Park office to consider a proposed site in Landa Park suggested by the Comal Veter ans Memorial Committee in order to construct a monument recognizing the Veterans of World War the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam of New Braunfels Golf Course Advisory Board will meet 7 8 at Landa Park Golf Course Pro The board will discuss the pro ject of cart paths oh Front 9 and a water line to be installed across the golf course to by New Braunfels of New Braunfels Planning Zonning Commission will meet at the New Braunfels Municipal Building Meeting 424 See Page 2 Smbke testing of sewer lines finds fewer leaks over aquifer The program causes some concern among residents every two but the New Braunfels Utilities smoke testing of the sanitary sewer lines con tinues to ferret out both minor and major leaks each time its In NBU found 24 major leaks and 22 minor leaks on the customer side of the On the NBU there were 18 major leaks and seven With the program 90 percent com plete for this NBU has discov ered 14 major customerside leaks and 26 minor customer The NBU system found to have seven major leaks and 16 minor Were 90 percent the only thing stopping us now is the said NBUs Earl The program began in October and is conducted on lines over the Edwards Underground Aquifer through man date by the Texas Water The concern from residents comes when they see smoke venting from the sewer vents atop their homes and call the fire department to report Need less to NBU notifies the fire department of the areas in which test ing is being Leaks on the customerend of the See Page 2 Legislators will be sworn in Judith Zaffirini and Edmund Kuempel will be sworn in to the offices to which they recently were reelected at at noon at the Capitol in Bob Bullock will adminis ter the oath of office in the Texas Senate to Zaffirini and 14 other sena tors who will begin their terms on the sessions opening A native of Zaffirini repre sents the 20county 21st Senatorial which includes New Braun During her first she set 100 percent attendance and voting The ceremony in the Texas House will be presided over Speaker Gib Kuempel was first elected rep resentative in Head hold A young competitor in the junior lamb showmanship division of the Cayon Future Farmers of America livestock held Saturday in New struggles to hold his animal in place for an inspection by a Serving as judge is Washington County extension agent Doug Pierce of Photo by Erik Karlsson Group wont take stand By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor The environmental group Friends for Rivers will not be tak ing a stand as a group on how peo ple should vote in the upcoming special city election concering the topic of hazardous Dec who serves aspresi dent of the said the organi zation does not take political New Braunfels residents who are registered voters will go to the polls 19 to determine if the city should fight a proposal by Lafarge and Systech corporations to store and burn hazardous waste as fuel and how the fight should be 1 funded through a tax borrowing money or instituting an additional halfcent sales Securing a Future a group formed to fight Lafarge and are supporting prop ositions that ask the city to fight the permits the corporations are See Page 2 store burn hazardous 4 Resolved that the city of New Braunfels should borrow funds on the general credit of the city not to exceed million to be util ized in opposition to the permit appli cations described in Proposition Such borrowed funds would result in a property tax rate increase of approx See Page 2 Glastron lays off 100 more By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor A month after the local boat com pany laid off a number of employees because of a bad another 100 persons have been let go and pro duction curtailed at Glastron I dont think it came as a huge sur prise to them said Gla stron President Clint Obvi ously its Its disap pointing to us They are real good people with a real good work A number of employees were laid off from the New Braunfelsbased Glastron in November and slightly more than 100 employees were laid off last What we intend to do between now and the end of all of the production to a sister com pany in Moore Were keeping everything but pro duction in New Its important that people know that Gla stron will remain a New Braunfels based Those departments retained include customer new product develop tool credit and he adding those departments keep approximately 50 employees at the New Braunfels At the time of the November lay Moore told the HeraldZeilung that problems in the economy and uncertainty over a potential Middle East war are among factors that have creating problems in the boating The business has dramatically worsened in the last several Moore said See 2
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