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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 3, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Landscaping masterplan would add color to downtown Page 1B New Braunfels t N3 77 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377880 ieting 5126259144 Sunday March 1991 75 Cents Three 38 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung would like to wish Happy Birthday today to Leo Deby Lyn Scott Came Frances Betty Hcine Elisa Alvarez and Jaime Nicole Birthday greetings for Monday go to Sue Kimbcrly Effie Harder man and Virginia with belated best wishes to Bryan and Ryan Vargas and Sonny Do you know of a birthday or wedding anniversary Call our receptionist at 6259144 the day before wed love to share in the Pancake Supper Its time for First United Methodist Church to host the annual Pancake This its Monday in Wesley Hall from 5 to 7 Cost for allyoucaneat sausage and a beverage is for adults and for Wesley Hall is accessible from the Mill Street parking lot of the church at 572 San Antonio Friendship Circle Friendship Circle will meet in Scarborough Church in the at 10 March Pearl Phelps will be the guest speaker and her topic is On the light Lunch will follow the NBMS Club Night All eighth graders at New Braunfels Middle School and their parents are invited to attend Club Night at New Braunfels High School Tuesday at 7 in the Each club will have a table display tended club bers to help next years freshmen become aware of what activities are available to them at To add to the spirit of the the PTA will award the three best dis plays with and Judging the event will be the new publisher of the New Braunfels David Sullens the new Police Chief Dick Headen Kathleen wife of Railroad Commissioner Bob Krue ger and Mike Grist of the Safe City Immunization clinics Beginning March the Comal County Health Department will change its Immunization Clinic permanently to The hours will remain the same 9 to 11 and 1 to 4 On most two nurses will be avail able to administer For more call Defensive Driving The Marion Independent School District Community Education Program will offer a Defensive Driving Class March 5 and 6 from 6 to 10 at the Marion Hihgh For more call Tom DeKunder at Texas Exes fun Comal County Texas Exes are reminded to make their reserva tions for the March 9 Texas Inde pendence Day Happy Hour begins at 6 with a steak dinner at 7 Members of the Longhorn Singers will provide Cost is per per son and a drawing See Page 3A Sunny conditions are forecast with a high in the upper 60s and northwest winds at 15 Clear skies this evening should see a low near 42 On more sun should sec the tempera ture climb to near For please see Page Inside 1116C DEAR TV 5 jailed as search turns up cocaine By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Editor Five local residents are behind bars this morning after officers from the New Braunfels Police Department executed a search warrant in a West End home Saturday Booked into the Comal County Jail on charges of possession of a con trolled cocaine under 28 were Jose Chavez 31 Maria 30 Pete 39 Jose and Anita all of the 200 block of McGaugh Ray Douglas said officers exe cuting the search warrant at the house found close to four grams of cocaine in small packages and other drug The search warrant was executed around 7 The departments canine unit was called to the residence to help sniff out the he adding the dog allegedly alerted to the smell of drugs in several places inside of the Approximately in cash also was found at the Douglas NBU lending resource fund contributions By KATHRYN SCHOEMER Staff Writer As a result of midyear budget New Braunfels Utilities will no longer support a Water Resource Develop ment Fund to help save the Edwards In NBU officials initiated the fund to purchase surface water at Canyon Lake and to help fund the new surface water treatment For every gallons of water pur NBU donated 5 Last NBU officials ter minated the water resource We will discontinue the water resource fund effective immediately which would mean we would not make the payment in said Jeff Thomp son director of administrative and financial Interest from both areas now will flow into the general revenue which would help offset the cost of pur chased The 29cent rate increase forced NBU officials to cease funding that well be able to pick it up another Thompson On NBU consultants and board members reviewed budget revi sions which included up to cuts for capital projects and in general operating NBU management started their midyear budget with losing almost in cash and shortterm Water revenue decreased by and sewer revenue by within 6 creating a significant set back for New Braunfels residents suited up in white and blue carry flags and photos for the march to Landa Park during Saturdays troop support Photo by Erik Karlsson Rally draws crowd About 400 sing and cheer at Main Plaza rally before marching to Landa Park in a day set aside to honor American troops By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor It was a day of overflowing pride and patriotism as close to 400 people gathered on Main Plaza Saturday to celebrate the end of the war in the Middle East and to pay tribute to the men and women in Pride is now so great that most of us arc busting our said New Braunfels Mayor Arno Beck who spoke to the crowd from the Members of the many with family and friends serving in Operation Desert carried waved flags and display ed yellow ribbons and pictures of loved as a host of local and state dignitaries spoke to them about the Many members of the crowd forced back tears as the conflict was Today we are saddened that many families throughout our whole land are suffering because of the loss of their loved said Comal County Judge Carter today we celebrate the the peace and the soon return of our The crowd celebrated the vic tory in song and prayer during the ceremony as bands from Smithson Valley and New Braun fels high schools played patriotic One member of the band played TAPS after a 21gun Retired Charlie See Page 2A Two seeking District 4 council seat Eddie Temple By KATHRYN SCHOEMER Staff Writer Eddie District 4 City Council announced his intentions to seek It is after much thought and with renewed enthu siasm I have decided to commit another three years to our great empie I feel our city has made great progress in the past few years and the council and staff have initiated many programs to make our city more Temple stated in a letter to the New Braunfels As an experienced council mem Ive learned that its better to make decisions you think are best for the city than to side with a few peo ple who disagree with Temple Some people dont like the way city council he but its more important to base decisions on what affects the community rather than what a few people To be a good council you need to be learning every aspect of the community and listening to what people are Its not easy because sometimes there are some tough decisions to he Temples goal for city council is to improve city services while keeping a See Page 2A Susan Curtis By KATHRYN SCHOEMER Staff Writer Susan a teacher at Comal Elementary filed Fri day for the Dis trict 4 seat on the New Braunfels City Elections will be held May The reason why 1 wanted to run is because I Curtis wanted to take an active role in city Curtis That role involves pushing for envir onmental ordinances that would pre vent toxic waste and preserve the Edwards We need to be seen as taking a leadership role in this and City Coun cil has done a great job but more work needs to be she If wants to enforce additional water restrictions for the aquifer and to pressure San Antonio city officials to also adopt strict mea sures for water 1 would like to see them encourage San Antonio to adopt the same measures we have been using but I would like to see these levels kick in she Water restrictions arc enforced in New Braunfels only when the aquifer drops 650 feet below mean sea I feel very strongly about the springs because our whole communi ty is tied to those waters either spiritu See Page 2A Good Day SAFE strategy includes TWC petition By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor Members of Securing a Future Environment are trying another method of fighting plans to store and burn hazardous waste in New Braun fels by asking a state agency to change its Its a strategy that will said SAFE member Paul Members of the group filed a peti tion with the Texas Water Commis sion Thursday asking the agency to change some rules and add some We are making this petition in reference to standards for hazardous waste processing and dispos the petition Our primary reason for this action is to protect sur face and ground water quality and public health and safety as TWC Spokesman Bill Colbert said the petition now will be presented to the commissioners of the Texas Water After the commissioners see it they will direct the staff to determine if there is the need for such Generally that can be done through a public some type of public Colbert Then if you go through the hearing and you find out that there is signific ant concern about it then you try to develop a proposed rule and then you bring it buck to the commissioners to see if the rules will be SAFEs petition comes in the midst of a number of possible legislative maneuvers that could significantly impact the permitting of hazardous waste Members of SAFE along with the city of New Braunfels are working with state lawmakers to draw up legis lation that could halt the Lafarge and its subsidiary Systech Environmental from obtaining permits from the TWC and the Texas Air Control Board to store and bum hazardous waste at the Balcones Cement Plant in New Company officials say the use of such waste for fuel is safe and will not impact the The compa nies currently are searching for a pro ject manager to perform an environ mental assessment of the SAFE is taking an additional approach by filing for the rule which includes mandating that no hazardous waste facilities be permitted that are located within five miles of a school or public The Balcones Cement located on Wald is located five miles of a number of local The petition also calls for bad boy rules that would require permit ting agencies to take into account past compliance and safety histories of permit Other changes or additions include Any commercial incineration application should be subject to publ ic review by either appointed boards or public Facilities in the New Braunfels Edwards Aquifer area proposing to bum and store hazardous waste must provide secondary containment in case of accidental Steps must be taken to protect endangered Facilities in a solesource water zone such as the aquifer should be required to have ongoing multilevel monitoring at a minimum of every 50 yards around that Any municipality dependent upon a solesource aquifer should have jur isdiction to protect that watershed within the extra territorial Requests higher fines for plant Edmund Kuempcl R Judith Zaffiriui D jUretio and Bill Sims DSau Angdo all are currently working on legislation that would affect hazard ous waste
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