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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 8, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas                                Budget document focuses on hot See Page 3 It takes ingenuity to keep warplanes Canyon beats Boerne for first district soccer Seepages New Braunfels 62 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377 eitung 377880 5126259144 Friday 1991 25 Cents One 12 Pages GoodDdy Sunny with highs in the 70s and lows near 40 arc in store not only but Saturday and Sun day as Cloud cover likely will increase which will serve as a transition day to a cold front that could arrive in the area early in the new Inside DEAR RELIGIOUS TV 2 Stammtisch Today is the kickoff for JogA Thon 1991 at the New Braunfels Christian 995 Mission Hills The fifth annual event will take place on the campus March and friends of NBCA will have friends and relatives who have pledged money per lap to sponsor them as they walk or jog around a mea sured Funds raised from JogAThon 1991 will directly benefit the students and Corporate sponsors who have underwritten expenses this year include Prime Source Learning Bradzoil 10 Minute Popeyes Famous Fried Naegelins Sherris Floral and Eberhard Lum For more call Christian Womens Club invites you and your friends to a lunc heon Tuesday at Lake Breeze Ski Lodge in McQueeney from to Folks from Henne Hardware will show some heart warming Ruth Dunlap will sing songs from the and Robin a former Alaskan pipeline will be the speak Reservations are necessary and cancellations are essential call 6290070 or 6255926 for reserva tions and 6205217 or 6255926 for free Do you have books you no lon ger wish to keep It will soon be time for the annual Book Sale of the American Association of Uni versity Women which gives citizens a good opportunity to give books they no longer want to a good AAUWs sale pro ceeds are used for university scho larships for mature Selec tion of recipients will be announced before The sale will be held at Paul Lutheran Church from 9 to 4 April For information or pick up of the following mem bers may be called Agnes Leh 6255391 Virginia 6253849 Nettie 6205315 Mary Because textbooks and magazines have not sold well in the these will not be The Comal County Womens Center needs more The center will offer training for hot line volunteers and other interested persons who want to become acquainted with the program on at 6 at the Womens Center San Antonio It is not necessary to leave your home to be a The hotline is transferred to your home for The 24hour hotline is a vital part of the organization and is an excellent way to help someone in For more infor call The Childrens Shelter is spon soring its third annual Valentine Balloon Bouquet fundraiser and is selling balloon bouquets consisting of five heliumfilled Streamers and a box of candy attached for your favorite Orders are per bouquet pre paid and may be placed by call ing Redistricting panel named By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor A 15member committee was appointed Thursday by Comal County Commissioners Court to work with attorneys studying new precinct lines for justice of the peace and voting That committee is real representa said Comal County Judge Car ter Were looking at the commissioner Were look ing at the justice of the peace and the voting Appointed to the redistricting com mittee were Jerome Rob bie Curtis Bre Kookie Linda Gloria Harry Lucille Bill Bennie Jan John Erwin Leh mann and Bonnie The in redrawing must ensure minority strengths arc not community interests remain intact and it complies with the one onevote Final approval of the plan comes from Commissioners Casteel said there is a wide varia tion in population in certain county commissioner Were going to have to give some folks from one district to another in the county commissioner she The JP and the voting pre I dont are the issues as The committee will work with attorneys of Guinn hired by Comal County to assist in redraw ing precinct Commissioners will meet with the four justices of the peace Monday at 10 in a workshop session to dis cuss According to a special legislative report prepared on the Texas Constitution requires county commissioners to divide counties into precincts from time to time using data from the most recent federal Tractor accident A 23yearold New Braunfels man is in good condition at Medical Cen ter Hospital today after he was involved in a farm equipment rollover on private property behind Hickory Kevin Vallandingham was Snails stir trouble for Landa Lake By KATHRYN SCHOEMER Staff Writer Wellmeaning aquarium owners are the suspected cause of a wide spread snail disaster in Landa Lake and the Comal and San Marcos An ovcrpopulated aquatic species known as the ramhorn snail has been eating massive portions of vegetation in the creating a threat to the fish population which feeds on the Weve seen inches thick of dead snail shells all the way from Prince Solms Park to Landa said David parks and recreation director in New There must be hundreds and hundreds of thousands of Whatley said he believes the snails started migrating to the rivers when aquarium owners purchased the dark brown Weve seen the remains of bluegreen gravel where people have dumped their aquarium he adding that this happens fairly The reason aquarium owners dump their tanks into the he is that they dont have the heart to kill Tom coordinator of the twoyear snail study at Southwest State said if the ramhorn snails continue to increase at the same level it could change the fish com munity The snails are capable of consum ing 80 percent of plant he The dilemma arises because fish use vegetation not only as a possible flown to San Antonio Thursday afternoon after the accident was reported about Photo by Erik Karlsson In related the Texas House Redistricting Committee began the process Wednesday of redrawing boundaries for legislative and con gressional Tom Uher DBay is chairman of the Texas will gain three congressional seats because of population increases during the 1980s that boosted the states total to about 17 Hearing set on 135 road work By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor The public will have an opportunity next week to voice concerns or ques tions to state highway authorities at a hearing on the expansion of a section of Interstate 35 in Comal and Guada lupe This is the opportunity for the public to have input as to their feel ings on this be it pro or said Resident Engineer Bobbie Hasert of the State Department of Highways and Public along with Assistant Resi dent Engineer Larry discussed the projects at a regular meeting of the Comal County Commissioners Court The sections of road being dis cussed are miles of Interstate 35 in Comal County and miles in Gua dalupc County between Farm to Market Road 3009 to Loop 337 in south New There are some changes being made in that section of road like theres a proposed new interchange at Weidcrstein Theres a proposal to change some portions of the two See Page 2 Hazardous waste firm says delays dangerous HOUSTON AP Texas sudden moratorium on hazardous waste facil ities is prompting warnings of dire environmental consequences from but supporters of the ban say the companies are crying In response to a call by Ann state agencies have halted work on permits for new and expanded commercial sites for dis posal and handling of hazardous This could result in far more environmental harm than shes seek ing to Jon senior vice president of the Texas Chemical Council told the Houston The move could prompt continued use of less desirable disposal tech risks from increased storage and transport of and improper storage in a lot of Fisher But environmentalists reject such statements as a tired replay of indus Chemical firms say they may challenge governors trys earlier predictions which did not come true that antipollution regulations would be burdensome or It sounds a little like hysteria to said Ken director of the state Sierra Texas now has existing facilities that offer enormous capacity for disposal of hazardous he Ive heard industry cry wolf on this enact theme every time some regr ulation is said Brigid Texas program director of Clean Water I want to hear some American ingenuity to reduce hazardous waste Slain woman9s family accepts settlement of its civil lawsuit Race is on Members of the senior class at New Braunfels High School compete in the piggyback one of many events In Thursdays Fun part of annual Queen of Hearts Week activities to raise funds for yearbook The seniors lost this but went on to edge pagt 2 out the sophomores in overall Photo by Erik Karlsson A civil lawsuit filed against a local apartment complex was settled out of court this week after an eightday trial in Nucccs The multimillion dollar Char les and Louise Balonis New Braunfels Oaks was settled for The suit was filed by the Balonis family in 1990 in Corpus Christi at the Nucccs County Courthouse because the owners of the New Braunfels Oaks Apartments operate The Balonis family filed the suit against the complex stating it alleged ly acted negligently by giving apart ment maintenance Jack Warren a master key and failed to adequately supervise He was convicted in May 1990 of capital mur der in the strangulation and stabbing death of Kathic a 24yearold school Davis is serving a life term in the Texas prison system for the His attorneys have filed a motion for a new   

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