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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 13, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Heady days of revolution give way to See Page 3A Allied missiles slam into military commaiid See Page 5A Rangers top San Marcos 21 to take over first SeePage 10A New Braunfels BEST AVAILABLE COPY 64 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS fritting 377880 5126259144 Wednesday 1991 25 Cents Two 20 Pages Good Day XJT 11EACT will hoW ah organization al meeting at Saturday at did Siartz Cafe in Joycc information officer Tor the new Part of Jthc international the local group is monitoring channel 9 fa citizcfliband radios and forward irig on emergencies to arid emergency scVyicc But more help is needed For more contact commander Don Huntley Methodist Women dinner First Methodist Church will serving 5 to 7 in Wesley The menu is roast beef green drinks and dessert Cost is for adult for childs plate 12 and Proceeds will be divided among Community Ser vice and the Childrens Takeout plates will be The church is at 572 Renew retreat Saturday and Paul Catholic host a Retreat y from 1 to 5 for the Resdoi Lord will contmut ivity Center irid of presentaiionsf rcflecticns and prayer time There is no charge for the but pre registration Is requested to help the planning Call Bill Smith at the Religious Education or the Rectory at Citizens update T New Braunfels ISO Trustee Margie district will host a citizens meeting Friday at the Victoria Bank and Trust meeting room at 7b residents of especially District as Cwell as employees of the district and other board are Financial aid hotline The Texas Association of Stu dent Financial Aid Administrators will sponsor a tollfree Hotline for all Texas residents from 10 to 6 Saturday and People in Texas may telephone 18002538989 with their ques lions about the aid pro application proce and types of available assis Financial aid administrators from across the state will be answering phone Spanish speaking counselors will be avail able r Stammtisch unseasonably day is cipated with a record igh temperature of 83 to 85 degrees Winds ftpm the shifting to the west this could gust to 20 A cold firont likely will making U a day of contrasts and limiting Thursdays iugh to the low There is little change for precipitation in the 588 J f 48 If Civic minded emergency board members to be appointed Suspicious fire New Braunfels Fire Department investigators are continuing to study the cause of a fire in a motel room at Camp 370 Tuesday Nearly 10 firefighters responded to the call at about and extinguished the blaze in approximately 10 said Fire Chief Phil The fire was confined to the one Baker No damage estimates were Investigators believe the fire was intentionally Photo by Erik Karlsson By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor Board appointments to the newly crcaicd fire district at Canyon Lake and the emergency services district in the BulvcrdcSpring Branch area will be made Thursday by Comal County Commissioners Five members will be appointed to each board during a regular meeting of the They appointees are very rep resentative of the fire district from the various areas of the community with different said County Judge Carter Precinct 1 Commissioner Jumbo Evans and Precinct 4 Com missioner Morris Moe whose precincts cover the areas in the new led the search for Jumbo and I both put out a search andfccling committee from some of the more efficient type of citizens in both our Schwab Each came up with a bunch of We were looking for not necessar ily firefighters or people with EMS experience but who were active in the civic Evans So that we wouldnt be called we went toward some lady rep resentation on both In a controversial election in Janu voters in the Canyon Lake Siartzvillc area voted to establish Rur al Fire Prevention District After commissioners appoint the those members will levy and enforce the collection of taxes not to exceed 3 cents per valuation to persons in the fire The monies will be used for fire equipment and other efforts of the Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Also in voters in the BulvcrdcSpring Branch area over whelmingly approved the creation of an emergency services district to serve areas already serviced by rural fire prevention districts and After commissioners appoint this members will levy and enforce the collection of taxes not to exceed 2 I CAD plan By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor Controversial questions surrounding the termination of the Comal Central Appraisal Districts retirement plan may have to be answered in according to an official with the attorney generals I hope said County Commissioner Neil who serves on the CAD board of It will be a board decision at this point and time and were just going to wait and see what that position said Deputy Chief Appraiser Lynn While the board has terminated the questions still remain as to whether employees are eligible to receive the employers contribution to the Employees can receive the portion they The money purchase pension or retirement has been controversial since it was funded in 1988 when the question arose whether employees of a political subdivision could participate in a private The controversy spurred two Texas Attorney Gen eral which CAD officials said did not give a definitive answer to the legality of the City backing Newks sewer grant request By KATHRYN SCHOEMER Staff Writer Extension of sewer lines to John Newcombes Tennis Ranch will be the focus of a grant application fol lowing New Braunfcls City Councils unanimous approval earlier this Council on Monday agreed to sub mit the grant application to provide financial assistance for the extension of sewer lines to Newks on Texas They want to add to their condom iniums and take in more but the size of the sewer is maxcd said New Braunfcls Utilities General Manager Bob In order for them to continue to they will need a new sewer sys tem or to redo their old he The Texas Water has restricted the tennis ranch from adding to its sewage facili ties because it is the only wastewater treatment facility located over the Edwards Aquifer recharge The water commission has indi catedfor them to do away with the sewage system as soon as Sorui The recharge zone is ihe area where Edwards Aquifer sircumflow passes through cracks and pores between soil adding to the water storage in the underground Addition al sewage could pollute the Edwards he The council decided to apply for Sea Page 2A irily be settled in court During the 1991 budget process in September 1990 the board of with the employees voted to scrap the Then County Attorney Nathan who originally requested the attorney general opinions through the direction of asked the attorney generals office for guidance on how to divest the plan which is derived from employee and matching employer A letter from the attorney generals office dated stated questions of fact could not be resolved in the opinion pro cess and a court possessing full evidentiary powers would be better able to resolve the complexity of these fact issues as well as difficult questions of federal What we were concerned about was whether or not that was going to be a binding Rheinlandcr said about the Texas Association of Assessing Officers retirement Rhcinlander said the question has to be answered whether the plan is valid because there is a lack of certain signatures on the adoption If it is not he wants to know if that affects the right of the employees to obtain the employers contri bution to the Robbie Haas ties a yellow ribbon on a car antenna showing her support for the troops serving in Operation Desert Storm Photo by Stephanie Ferguson Wife ties one on for support By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor The wife of a serviceman serving in Operation Desert Stot in took to the streets Tuesday and tied one on a yel low ribbon thai Robbie I with the help of friends and sta tioneil herself at the Civic Center parking lot Tuesday afternoon and tied yellow ribbons on vehicles in honor of the They love They arc excited that we are oul Im excited that Im out said whose husband is serving in the Army 24lh Infantry Division on the front lines in Saudi who stays busy raising her two young said she supports the troops Its my husbands H look care of us when my child had now its his turn to do his she And its been Once in a while Ill turn around and say My why me Ive been through this I almost lost my Why is this happening again Were dealing with it day by The 25yearold New Braunfels woman said she receives a letter almost daily from her husband John I got a letter and he said from one minute its total boredom to heartstopping she Haas said she got the idea of tying the ribbons on cars when she and family and friends stood on Main Plaza with signs showing support for the We wanted to see exactly how many people are sup porting so 1 Lets tie yellow ribbons so well see yellow ribbons around she People arc going to need They always fall There were supposed to be a certain number of local directors on this board that were supposed to sign out on this adoption agreement and that had never been Rheinlander The attorney generals response was that this was a federal question that they did not gel into because it had lo do with interpretation perhaps of Internal Revenue Up until this letter here we had not heard any questioning of the said wio will soon be acting chief appraiser While the employees access to their portion of the the monies in question are being held in escrow until the ques tions are What the AG basically has said is that we dont get involved in those kinds of Rheinlander adding he will be asking the IRS to determine if its a valid Ive provided those letters from the attorney generals office to the members of the board and to the chief Craig mile I have not talked to any of them since I did that so it would be premature for me to make a public statement until such time as they have had a chance to review that and I have had a chance 10 get their feelings on County stubs out smoking By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor Comal County Commissioners Court is expected to pass a resolution Thursday to ban smoking in the Some of you may smoke and lhais fine but you are going to smoke said County Judge Carter The if will pro hibit smoking in public areas or com mon work areas of the We will still allow smoking in the private offices if one smokes and wants to contaminate himself or her so be Precinct 2 Com missioner Neil The proposed resolution states The Comal County Commissioners Court recognizes live increasing evi dence thai smoke creates a danger to the health of and is a cause of annoyance and discomfort to those who are in confined spaces where smoke is The other day 1 was going from my office over to county courtatlaw and I just took my hands and parted the smoke so I could get through that air where the jurors Casteel I said ihis is Were all in agreement on New Braunfcls Cily Council passed 9w
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