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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 7, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas                                Local designers work featured by national See Page 3 jag First group of soldiers leaves desert sands for See Page 4 Canyon rips Pleasanton in todays Unicorn Invitational New Braunfel 1 s Thursday 80 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377880 512i eitunq March 1991 25 Cents One 16 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday greetings today to Ethel Travis Bill Amber Katie Thomas Arlon Sharisse June Wagner and Julia Know of a birthday or anniver sary Call our receptionist the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the AllSports Boosters The New Braunfels High School AllSports Booster Club will hold a general meeting tonight at in room B15 at the high Officers for 199191 will be All members are urged to Benefit garage sale Ballet Folklorico Infantil will sponsor a benefit garage sale Saturday from 8 to 2 at the home of Janie 135 Mcnudo and breakfast tacos also will be Money raised will go toward the purchase of additional costumes for the Historic treasures Would you enjoy learning caring for and presenting to visitors one of New Braunfels his toric treasures The docents of the Museum of Texas Handmade Fur in conjunction with the Her itage have sclFieauled a new decent training class and would appreciate the opportunity to tell you about serving the com munity in this Training sessions are set for Monday and March 11 and at the museum off Church Hill In addition to classes about the home and its tours of other New Braunfels museums are Call Mary Ann Hollmig at 6256740 for complete Easter coloring contest The Eckerd Drug Company is sponsoring an Easter Coloring Contest for children ages 3 through The contest continues through March 23 with three winners being picked in each of Eckerds The winners are from each of three age groups and Each winner receives a Chuck the Duck stuffed toy and judging will take place at the store March 26 where the winning entries will be on Entry forms and coloring pages are avail able at any Eckerd Drug State conference The Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary will be hosting the Texas State Leadership Conference at Eagles Hall March All members are urged to The meetings are free to but a registration fee will be charged for Saturdays ban Sundays breakfast and sack lunch See Page 2 Good Day After a high Wednesday of 98 degrees and an overnight low of New Braunfels is expected to reach a more seasonable high temperature in the 70s No rain has been recorded in leaving the years total to date at For a see Page Inside DEAR TV Brush fires brewing Firefighters got an early taste of a dry summer chore when they sub dued a brush fire off FarmtoMarket Road 725 No loss of property was reported but New Braunfels Fire Department officials are using the coupled with recent unseasonably warm to urge caution and avoid careless Photo by Erik Karlsson EUWD votes to fund lobbyist board waflts fulltime approacK W issue ByKATHRYNSCHOEMER Staff Writer In a 92 the Edwards Under ground Water District Wednesday approved funds for a lobbyist to sup port the districts proposed Board members Carol Patterson and Hans Hellend dissented and Char les Rodriguez abstained from the EUWD Board member Harry Bishop made the Frances Emery seconded it and it was We as a board dont have the time and we dont have the connections that a lobbyist would said board member Jo Ann De Although a lobbyist could not support he could work full time supporting the issues that are most important to the she As much as will be trans ferred from last years ending balance and from another account into the 199192 fund to help fund the legislative In the board voted for proposed legislation to help conserve water used from the Edwards That legislation will be presented to legislators by the approved lobbyist at a future While the majority supported the some board members felt the district needed to reach a consen sus before funds were allocated for a We have no bills or but just an Thats a quarter of a million dollars gone if board mem bers cant reach an Theres no sense spending when theres a slim chance of bring ing it said Rodriguez believed board members should present proposed legislation to legislators because they were the ones who voted on I never felt we should spend a quarter of a million dollars on a lobbyist and because I felt we could get by with less and do more he Other board members chided dis senting members for being too cheap with the A lot of us have worked too trying to protect the aquifer and to see it go downhill because we are afraid to much less spend a few dollars is ridicul said EUWD Board Secretary Jerri EUWD Board member Robert Hasslocher wanted to fund the lob but review changes on the prop osed I would prefer that it come back to the board in order for members to monitor he But board members felt that wouldnt be If members monitored every piece of changed it would be a constant deluge of paper Rodriguez Other EUWD Board members at the meeting held at Victoria Bank and Trusts North Building in New Braun fels include General Manager Russell Chairman Kenneth Dcels and Craig At its next the EUWD Board will consider funding for an education It is time now to tell the public what we do and what were responsible Hasslo cher The board will vote on this issue during its regular meeting on March Comal County reports higher sales ByKATHRYNSCHOEMER Staff Writer Retail activity in Comal County increased for the third quarter of according to reports from State Comptroller John Sharps According to Sharps State Sales and Use Tax Analysis Report for the third quarter of gross sales in Comal County rose to compared with last years reporting a per cent The number of gross outlets for the third quarter also rose from to for Comal Outlets are the number of business locations with a sales and use tax permit who filed a Gross sales indicates the total amount of all leases and rentals of tangible personal property and ser vice charges made during the Nearby counties showed slight but not as dramatic as Com al County figures in the first Guadalupe Countys gross sales tot aled from last years third quarter Gross outlets also rose from to reporting a percent Hays County reported in gross sales with That number increased by percent from last years third quarter gross sales and a total of gross outlets for the third quarter of 1990 increased by percent from last years gross Gross sales for the third quarter of 1990 tot aled from last years gross Waste efforts still in works By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor Despite the governors call for a moratorium of all hazardous waste state and local officials are contending legislation is still the answer to stop such permits being And Judith Zaffirini CD Laredo is busy I pursuing three dif ferent forms of I j Edmund Kuempel RSeguin also is pursuing similar The gover nors support is Zaffirini certainly impor tant and impressive and helpful but we still need the weight of legislation to get this Zaffirini Ann called for a twoyear moratorium in early Febru ary on permits for commercial hazardous waste cement kilns that burn hazardous waste and injection Her moratorium call is just a per sonal preference and has to be sup ported by the weight of the Zaf firini Zaffirinis staff working closely with the law firm Hooper Haag that is representing the city of New Braun fels on the matter of stopping a local corporation from storing and burning hazardous waste has developed three forms of legislation that is aimed at strengthening regulations concern ing the storage and burning of hazard ous Senate Bill 348 would place a moratorium on the burning of hazard ous waste in cement kilns or industrial furnaces until Senate Bill 349 would prohibit the burning of hazardous waste in cement kilns or industrial furnaces within five miles of an established public hospital or nursing home still in Senate Bill 350 would ban the burning of hazardous waste in cement kilns or industrial furnaces in the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone or the Edwards Aquifer transition So far this is what we have deve loped and have prepared to but we continue to study the Zaffirini And as we see other bills and resolutions that have to be filed we will pursue that arena See 2 Local seniors given overview of services in event on aging By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor It was a day of education and fun Wednesday as more than 400 area senior citizens gathered at the New Braunfels Civic Center for the second Active Aging Its a real opportunity to bring a variety of services in one said the Rodney execu tive director and administrator of Eden The free issues on aging sponsored by Eden Home and KGNB helps bring professionals together that can help meet the various needs of senior More than 20 booths were set up to help edu cate senior citizens of the different services available to A number of professionals also spoke at the including David Latimer of the Texas Association for the Homes of the He discussed the continuum of care issue and how the government fits into that Four stages of senior citizen continuum care include independent living at group or congregate hous ing personal care arrangements or assisted and custodial or nursing home he Its very difficult to give Latimer said about the independent living I think we should have a public policy that supports that Too often we try to put people in boxes or move them along and we dont need to do We dont need to follow that We need to follow a policy of what we call the least restrictive he The big question I think for policy makers is we try to set up these little but its never that People change gradually they get better then they rnay slip he For more information about continuum care call Latimer in Austin at Mary Kay representative Ann Kuehler talks beauty with one of the Active Aging participants Wednesday at the Civic Photo by Stephanie Ferguson   

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