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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 13, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas                                Anguished Texans cast 2 votes for use WASHINGTON AP For Charlie Sten holm of it was the most gutwrenching vote of his career Saturday as a som ber and divided Congress gave the president authority to go to war in the Persian others voting in Saturday elections Regisiercdvotcts in the City of New Brmmfels will determincif the city should fight how hiuch money should be spent in the fight and where thai money should conic NB girls CHS boys enjoy district success New girls basketball team snapped fivegame losing stfeak on boys team extended its winning streak td five this time winning its District 264A opener New Braunfeis BEST AVAILABLE COPY 43 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS Zeituno S377880 5126259144 AjT Sunday 1991 75 Cents Three 52 Pages 6 caught in sweep By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor Authorities of the Comal County Sheriffs Office and the Alamo Area Narcoiics Task Force swept through the New Braunfeis area Friday and Saturday picking up people on vari ous drug The first arrest around 2 Friday when Harold of New Braunfeis was arrested off Inter state 35 after a traffic He was allegedly possessing said Comal County Sheriff Jack Brothers was charged with possession of marijuana under two ounces a misdemeanor He was released from the Comal County Jail after posiinga S300 After 6 two New Braunfcls men were arrested after a traffic stop in the parking lot of a fastfood restaurant located in the 1200 block of Interstate 35 A small amount of mcthamphctaminc was found in the m 1 f R 1S IB I if Money talks SAFE differ over source of battle funds Littlest hogpoke This young hogpoke watches from the outside of the pens ail the activities going on with the hogs during Saturdays 1991 Comal County 4H Livestock Show at the The practice show awarded rib trophies and jackets to winners in hog and steer shows and showmanship See Page 2A Photo by Erik Karlsson By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor Members of Securing a Future Environment arc encouraging voters to support a proposition in the 19 election that requests the city to spend current funds to fight instead of increasing We need to pay as we said SAFE President David who announced ai a press conference at Krauscs Gifc Friday that the city has approximately million in But City Manager Paul Grohman warns the depiction of the citys reserve can mean trouble down the line if the city is hit with The city docs have a fund balance of about million which is held in reserve to offset any kind of cata strophic Grohman That amount of money represents about six weeks of There really is the opportunity of a catastrophic event in this We have a history of hurri canes coming tornadoes arc not We hail a windstorm in That was just a minor windstorm and it cost us he Registered voters in the City of New Braunfeis will go to the polls next Saturday for a nonbinding referendum to determine if the city should fight and its plans to store and burn hazardous waste and how much money should be spent in the fight and where that money should come The funding proposals on the ballot include spending money from current city borrowing increas ing sales tax by onehalf or increasing property SAFE supports Propositions 1 and which call for the city to fight and to use city funds to do The city is not taking a stand on the If that money in the citys See Page 2A Could ask tor better Today will continue to be mostly sunny with a high of about 6j5 with winds at 10 Tonights low will drop to Monday will be partly cloudy with a high in the mid to upper The longrange outlook shows cloudy highs in the 60s and lows in the mid to upper Inside BRIDES A DEAR A TV s in city in 1090 t The MidTexas Symphony will present a concert today at 4 in Jackson Auditorium in Marianne a 10yearold violinist from will be the guest She will be fea tured in Concerto 3 in G Major for Violin and Orchestra by Maestro Akira Endo also has chosen Variations on America by Charles Ives and Malcolm Arnolds English Dances for this Tickets will be available at the They are for for senior citizens and college stu and for students through high school TLC students are admitted free with For more call the symphony office at New Braunfeis High School Cheerleaders Clinic will NOT be held 18 as previously Look for a Checrlead jng LockIn in April For some time residents of New Braunfeis have not had any where to take their old newspap ers for WalMart has taken care of that You cant miss the new huge green recycling center in the stores parking It is for public use and proceeds earned from the sale of items left there will bene fit United The bin will col lect newspapers NOT TIED UP OR IN SACKS and that includes the colored but no maga Separate portions of the bin hold plastic milk jugs no lids 2A By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor The City of NcwBraunfcls took a bite out of crime in 1990 as figures released by the police department Friday indicate the overall crime rate dropped by 31 in the Burglaries dropped by 18 Thefts fell 44 percent and assaults declined 23 Obviously were pleased with any kind of decrease in said New Braunfeis Police Department Spokes man Martin Breaking it down I think were going be able to start analyzing what were doing what were doing Neighborhood Watch programs and the overall com munities involvement in stomping out crime has been an asset to the drop in Mayer Its going to put us in a position where were going to more strongly emphasize Neighborhood Watch community involvement community policing he Each the police department compiles statistics on the seven index crimes being auto theft and In police investigated 399 which were down from the 484 in Thefts in 1990 totaled down from the in Burglaries and they are strange animals to pui your finger on Mayer Theres a lot of factors that probably have influences on Community involvement is a factor and Neighborhood Watch prog Crime trends may be people sonje other ways to fund their illegal Assaults reported in 1990 totaled down from the 412 reported the year I think some of the recent changes in family violence laws know that if a family violence occurs that they go to 1 think thats had a sobering effect on Five of the index crimes went up slightly from 1989 to Murder was up in the city by one from In April of 1990 Larry was shot and killed by friend Mark who is serving time in prison forthe Earlier in the year in Margaret Sulli was killed by her husband in what appeared to be a and attempted Her husband Wallace survived a selfinflicted stab In there were no reported In 1990 there was Kirk Wayne McBrtde was found guilty of that assault and sent to prison to serve four 99year Robberies were one in In 1989 there were 24 robberies reported and in In there were 105 auto theft In there were Car theft seems to be on the increase everywhere and we seem to start catching our share of Mayer Arson was up to 18 in 1990 from 13 in In the police department will be stepping up the war on drugs and Mayer If you take the dope out of town I think you take the crime problem out of he monitor dust Lafarge surveys citizens Through a monitoring program of the Texas Air Control two monitors will be placed in the New Braunfeis area to measure for heavy metal emissions that could come from a nearby cement state officials have Monitors will be placed in an area to the northwest and south southeast of the Balcones Cement located on Wald Road in New The TACB staff svorkcd with members of Securing a Future Environment to decide the best locations for the President of SAFE David Wallace worked to get approval from the property owners to place the moni tors in the selected We have several members that live by the Lafarge plant who have been experiencing the dust that comes from the plant on their on their porches and on their See Page 2A By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor Members of Securing a Future Environment arent the only peo ple talking on the phone these The officials of the Lafarge and the Systech Environ mental have hired a com pany to take a telephone survey of residents in New it was confirmed last See Page 2A Congress gives Bush authority for war WASHINGTON AP Ail anguished and deeply divided Congress on Saturday gave Presi dent Bush authority to wage war in the Persian Bush called it a clear signal that Iraq cannot scorn the 15 This is the practical equivalent of ii war House Speaker Thomas Folcy said as the House and Senate somberly rejected calls for continued reliance on diplomacy and eco nomic sanctions to force an Iraqi withdrawal from The Senate voted 5247 to empower Bush to use Uniicd States armed forces to expel Iraq from A short time the House followed suit on a vote of Lawmakers faced their starkest warandpcacc choice in a half We have not gone the last mile for and until we do the United Slates Senate should never vote for said Edward Bui others said Saddam ifus scins refusal to withdraw his troops from Kuwait left them with no Sanctions without a credible military threat would never have any said Senate Republi can I wider Bob Sam led the Senate fight against war but said If war docs occur 1 will support our American rqililary forces with whatever they need to Shortly after the congressional Bush met with rcpprtcrs and underscored the 15 deadline by which Iraqi troops must be out of He contended hat war is not but said his think ing is to act sooner rather than later if there is com pliance by the The president returned to the White House front his Camp presidential retreat in anticipation of the endorsement he had Hundreds of visitors stood in line under a leaden sky outside the waiting for a chance to watch a few moments of history from the visitors galleries Protesters antjwar pla cards demonstrated in a cold Board wants APG to treat rainwater By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor A local limeproducing company is seeking an amendment to its Texas Water Commission permit in regards to rainwater runoff and the SAFE organization wants to fight its Were not sure what kind of dis charge they arc going to be said Securing a Future Environment President David who announced Friday the group is requesting the Water Commission have a hearing on the amendment in New The legal notice for amendment states the APG Lime located on Wald is requesting the amend ment 10 add two outfalls to its proper ty to regulate the discharge of storm water Its for treating storm water runoff that they said Jennifer Mitch spokesperson for For the past couple of years they APG have been submitting to us storm water monitoring And we decided to go ahead and write two storm water outfalls into their There arc two points on the facility properly where storm water runs off that we think they need to Plant Manager Ronald Bonncma said the amendment will allow the company to construct a small concrete catch basin and treat the rainwater before it flows into the making it a better quality rainwater is going 19 be left more or less in the natural drainage ways as it goes he What were going to do is intercept it on its way off the plant it for pll and if the pH is a little bit high or something we 11 treat it with carbon dioxide to adjust the pH down to an acceptable Rainwater that washei off the prop erty picks up lime and lime he Lime of bejng an Pane 2 A NBU waste on agenda A range of meetings this week will touch on the subject of hazardous will include the debate of an increase in water and sewer nucs and will focus on educational test at the liraitnfels Ciiy Council will meet to consider the second reading of an ordinance proposing to increase water and sewer rates in the The Council also will conduct a public hearing to discuss the deve lopment of housing and community development the amount of funding all eligible activities under the Texas Commerce Department Prog ram and the use of past TCDP contract Coimcilmcmbcrs also will consider approving the proposed site in Landa Park to erect a Veterans Monday at New Braunfeis Independent School District board of trustees will meet in executive session for the annual evaluation of Superinten dent Charles at New Braunfeis Independent School District board of See Page 2A Man charged with false imprisonment A San Antonio man was arrested Friday and charged with impersonating a public servant and false imprisonment by Comal County Fredrick Andrew was arrested at a residence off Watson Lane and Iwcrsmic He was released from the Conjal County Jail after posting two SM J   

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