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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 1, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Rid your mailbox of junk mail with this See Page 3 Rangers beat Holy Cross with lastinning See Page Sea World offering more family fun this See Page 1B New Braunfels 76 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377 leltuno 77880 5126259144 Friday March 1991 25 Cents Two 18 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung would like to wish Happy Birthday today to Ruth Albino Guerrero Jane Bradley Frances Peggy Lacey Chris Todd Erica Wen Bob Joe Ruth Dusty Bernice Knight and Melanie Birthday greetings for Saturday go to Denise Lisa Holden and Nicholas while belated best wishes go to Bacilio Celebrating anniversaries today are Dennis and Kathy Wuest and Pedro and Irene Know of a birthday or anniver sary Call our receptionist at 6259144 the day before wed love to share in the CBers meeting The Comal County React group will meet at 10 Saturday at the Startz Cafe in The which monitors Channel 9 on band radio and ferries information on emergencies and natural disasters to the appropriate is trying to generate public All CB and Ham radio operators are urged to TC Yard Sale Teen 1414 San will host its regular spring Yard Sale this The sale will include a wide assort ment of winter along with clothes by the fur niture and Young Democrats New Braunfels Young Demo crats will have an organizational meeting from 7 to 9 Tuesday at Gattis 668 Wal Aggie Moms meeting The Comal County Mothers Club will meet Monday at the Victoria Bank and Trust North 1000 at 7 The nominating commit tee will present its slate of officers and election officers will take Benefit garage sale New Braunfels Emergency Communications Club is having its third benefit garage sale for the Allen family beginning today until 5 and continuing Saturday from 8 to at 17 Zipp Donations for the sale will be acce pted until 5 There will be many items for including Everything must be sold by Satur day For information or call 6257141 or Tickets for the benefit drawing will be available at the garage sale for Items included are a chain handmade kingsize quilt and a free hair Call for health Info McKenna Memorial Hospital is sponsoring a KGNB AM 1420 See Page 2A Good Day Local recorded from 7 Thursday until 7 was Yesterdays high temperature of 64 was followed by an overnight low of Tempera tures in the 60s are expected with an overnight low of 55 and partly cloudy conditions and a high in the low 80s anticipated For please see Page Inside DEAR RELIGIOUS TV Roger commander at Camp answers questions during a regular meeting of Com missioners Court Photo by Stephanie Ferguson Camp Bullis exvmsses o its neighborly interest By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor Aircraft traffic at Camp Bullis could increase in the future as the facility is upgraded and Roger Wray says he wants to ensure that doesnt interfere with the comfort of the nearby civilian They expect to get up hi the morning and hear the birds chirping and not expect to see some old green airplane come flying over their house thats just taking off or said who is commander at Camp We are concerned about being good Camp located on the fringe of western ComaT is in Bexar Wray talked to Comal County Commissioners Court Thursday about what he could do to ensure potential lot owners know about the Is there a way that we can ensure that future lot owners are aware of present ongoing initiatives at Camp Bullis Is there a way that we can ensure that they are informed he asked the County Engineer Mac McCoy said if he was furn See Page 2A Families relieved by ceasefire By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor Power of prayer and the support of family and friends are factors that helped local families deal with fears as their loved ones fought in the Middle And since President Bush ordered the there are close to 100 local families that couldnt be Im feeling said Michelle Morri whose hus band Scott has been with the 82nd Airborne Division in Saudi I just got good news a little while I was called by the fami Morrison ly support unit out of Fort Bragg and his platoon had no casualties or now I know he is who lives in New said she cant wait for her a 1981 graduate of Canyon High to return home and see his new She had a baby two weeks Im ready for him to come home and meet liis On the day after the ceasefire was the Herald Zeitung contacted a number of New Braunfels families with daught ers and spouses serving in Operation Desert Comments were gathered on how they coped with the Protroop support rally set for Take along our pullout tri bute 36B uncertainties and fears of the See pages 45B in todays paper for a pic torial salute to more than 70 local ser vice Im a lot more relieved right I wont be completely content until my son comes said Elaine whose son Randy Smith is a helicopter pilot with the 101st I dont think we could have made it through without all of the said whose son was a 1987 graduate of Canyon High I think its why it has been a fairly quick because of all the Rebecca Resales said she cant wait for both of her sons to return Im so she Weve been First we thank the Lord and Schwarzkopf that had everything The Lord gave him wisdom and knowledge to plan everything Rosales Alejandro and Roberto were 1983 and 1989 gra duates of New Braunfels High Marilyn Edwards whose son Mark is with the See Page 2A NBU board approves amended budget ByKATHRYNSCHOEMER Staff Writer Offering early retirement programs and eliminating employee New Braunfels Utilities Board of Trustees approved an amended budget Thursday in a 23 to help offset last years NBU Board President Morn hinweg and Mayor Amo Becker cast dissenting votes while Strate Vice President Jesse Gomez and Robert Orr voted in As many as five employees will be laid off as the result of the budgets reducing the workforce from to Those positions include a coordi informa tion services programmer and a col lections A sixth and open posi tion will be filled When nothing is being built and the economy is slow you get a general said NBU General Mana Wurstfest given right of refusal on building ByKATHRYNSCHOEMER Staff Writer A right of refusal was granted to Wurstfest Association by the New Braunfels Board of Trustees Thursday for future development of the old Landa Park Power Plant Stratemann made the Robert Orr sec onded it and the request was unamiously It doesnt limit the board from using the I think we might use the money to establish a main account and I think its a good idea that someone wants to look at said New Braunfels Utilities General Manager Bob NBU officials approved a threeyear contract for the association to lease the making it annually If a competitor decides to lease the association must match the competitors amount in order to renew the The right of refusal will allow NBU officials to notify the association if someone offers to lease the Wurstfest management will pay monthly payments to NBU for leasing ger Bob Thats when programs back out and you cut Jeff NBUs director of administrative and financial said NBU officials quit hiring people several months ago in order to reduce the number of employee In anticipation of this NBU man agement has had a hiring freeze as the positions have opened for the attri tion they have not been he In addition to employee NBU board members approved fund ing for an early retirement included a small amount of funds for an early incentive retirement eliminating additional pos Thompson While NBU board members elimi nated they also approved employee raises of per adding to the already fragile Sohn defended the raise by defin ing it as a costofliving increase for Momhinweg felt If this company wanted to give a costofliving increase every year it would go bank I dont think the company should be responsible for the cost of employee raises suffered a 1 percent decrease from 3 percent to 2 saving a total of Wages would be awarded on an equal basis rather than a percentage NBU officials offered pay raises based on 2 percent of the employees they will get a flat 2 percent raise ilui will be divided Thompson Additional revision included min ing NBU liability on automo tive and omissions and errors insur saving Utilities through the end of the fiscal General and auto liability rose from S3 million to S5 million with a total savings of increased from to saving an annual Bremer credits task force with February drug arrests Winter Visitors reception By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Editor If there were no Alamo Area Nar cotics Task close to 20 alleged drug dealers would not have been apprehended in said Comal County Sheriff Jack And the war on drugs in the region would not be as far along as it is with out the task he All of the smaller jurisdictions between Comal County and the city of San Antonio really want to be a part of this task force because we provide some narcotics enforcement that none of us on our own would be able to pro said who serves as administrator of the task The Comal County Sheriffs along with the New Braunfels Police Department and other area police agencies are members of the federallyfunded task Bremer was named administrator of the task force last year when the city of San Antonio opted to not lead the I think everybody thought the grant was just going to fall apart and Page 2A Dancing to the music of Oma and and the Oompahs rounds out a Wine and Cheese Social for winter visitors to the New Braunfels sponsored by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and held at the Civic Center Thurs day Prize drawings arid a brief update on chamber and Wursrtesi activities were Photo by Erik Karisson
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