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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 10, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas PO Ws head home as Baker discusses postwar See Page 5A f Cougars defeat New Braunfels at Unicorn See Page 10A Fit New Braunfels boasting an aerobics See Page 1B New Braunfels eitun Sunday March 1991 82 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377880 5126259144 75 Cents Three 40 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeltung would like to extend best wishes and welcome home greetings to Commander Mark who returned to New Braunfels Saturday after serving as a surgeon aboard the hospital ship USS Mercy during the Persian Gulf Happy Birthday today to Isabel Alyssa Joan Trayhan and Ashley Bevil and on Monday to Veronica Bill Kolthoff and Anne Louise Belated birthday greetings to Felicia Andrea Donna Jennifer Fisher and Ross Happy anniversary to Harry Perez and his wife Delia on their 12th anniversary Know of a birthday or anniver sary Call our receptionist the day before at Wed love to share in the Volunteers needed On March geologists from the Texas Water Commission will be in New Braunfels to conduct two training sessions for anyone assisting them with the Edwards Aquifer Protection The project will taken an inventory of potential sources of ground water contamination surrounding public ply wells that draw water from There have been approximately 30 wells identified in Comal but the majority of these are located within the New Braunfels city Volunteers will be asked to survey within a half mile diameter around each Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are needed for this There will be two volun teer training sessions next Wed at 9 and another at volunteers need only attend one The training will be in Conference Rooms A and B of the citys Municipal Building at 424 PTO meeting The GoodwnFrazier PTO will meet Tuesday at in the Frazier Lonna Clinch from Laurel Ridge will speak on and there will be a presentation to honor the school principals and Join Pleasure Divers Dive with the Pleasure Drivers organization every Sunday at 1 Meet at the shop miles north on Hunter Road or call for All divers are welcome if you dont have a they have one for Defensive Driving Charlie Rpses Defensive Driv ing Class is Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 10 in room 4 of See Page 2A Good Day The springlike weather will continue today with mostly sun ny skies and a high in the mid The wind will continue to from the southeast at 10 to 15 Tonights low will drop to about 54 with increasing Monday will be partly cloudy with a high expected of Inside DEAR TV Desert Storm claims council members seat Kickin up the dust Hundreds of Comal County youngsters will be kickin up the dust this week during the 23rd annual Comal County Junior Livestock Show March 1416 at the the livestock show association hosted a Blue Ribbon Gala honoring buyers of the which was followed by a dance with Clay Blak er and the Texas Honky Tonk A giant screen showed slides of past youth shows while galagoers enjoyed barbecue under the colorful lights of Photo by Erik Karlsson By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Editor A Garden Ridge City Council who has filed for has been removed from his post by Mayor Walter Yohey after he missed more than three meetings while serving in Operation Desert Air Force Keith representing Place 5 on the City was removed last week dur ing a regular city council said City Administrator Kandi who was activated last flys transports planes for the 68th Military Airlift Squadron based out of Kelly Air Force His Betty said she spoke to her husband by telephone Friday night about the She said a certified letter arrived at their house Saturday from the city informing Richter of the I have contacted an attorney and we are in the process now of doing some research then we will go Keith Richter ahead and make a decision based on the she See Page 2A Hearings will focus on highspeed rail ByKATHRYNSCHOEMER Staff Writer Plans for building a highspeed rail system connecting San Antonio to Austin and Dallas will be discussed in several hearings with the Texas High Speed Rail Authority this Two franchise proposals from two different composed of several nationwide engineering will be presented to the rail authority March The hearings are expected to last for at least three The highspeed rail would run in a starting from stopping in San Antonio and Austin with possible connections in BryanCollege Station and Right the only plans we have for con nections are the larger said Henry John senior vice president for Jameson and a firm that belongs to one of the The French known as Texas will use French technology for the high speed rail while the German known as Fast Track will rely on German technol Both groups plan to produce a train that will ride anywhere from 180 to 220 Many of the riders on this train will be com muting or traveling on business and will be sensitive to If the train stops in New that could take up an additional 13 minutes and the rail could actually lose he the rail could provide weekend excursions to New Braunfels because the area is a tourist attraction and could pick up some busi he Glenn president of Fast Track also said engineers will focus on the needs of business people who are consistent with their New Braunfels may have a way of getting on the but it cant stop too many times because that takes up he The French known as Texas will use French technology for the highspeed rail while the German known as Fast Track will rely on German Both groups plan to produce a train that will ride anywhere from 180 to 220 Even though the rail may not stop at New Braunfels the exposure may help its A high transportation system would be help ful to New Braunfels because it would get peo ple into this said Michael executive vice president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Anything San Antonio does that pulls people down Interstate 35 will be helpful because well get a spinoff of he Bodi consortiums have spent millions of dol lars conducting studies and hiring consultants for the If the proposal is accepted by the rail authori Biggs predicts the project will cost approxi mately Although neither consor tium will receive state funds for the they are investigating alternative ways to pay for the project such as taxexempt Five or six years the German group sparked an interest to investigate a high speed rail for the triangle said Glenn vice president of environmental services for Lichli Jameson and See Page 2A Fraser files for spot on NB City Council By KATHRYN SCHOEMER Staff Writer Paul Fraser a retired colonel in the Marine filed Fri day for a seat on the New Braun fels City Council District Elections will be held May Fraser expressed concern with industries conta minating New Braunfels and plans to investi gate other alterna tive measures besides conserva tion to preserve the Fraser continue the expansion of heavy industry will hurt our city and holding the line on that type of growth is essential in all these the city staff and manager require strong guidance from the City Council and I know I can pro vide Fraser stated in a press release to the City management can defeat Lafiirge by annexing the company and reappraising it to levy ad val orem In addition to cliarging additional the city should enforce any regulation that will cause Lafarge to spend more money and make it too expensive for them to he Fraser also believes City Coun cil should investigate the Dye Plan in order to preserve the David director of the Silver Creek Research has developed a plan which how existing water resources in the San Antonio reg ion can be managed to supply water for everyone for generations to Fraser Council members need to inves tigate this plan to see if there is a way aquifer users can reach an The Dye Plan would annually pump acre feet of water near Loop 1604 in San Antonio via creekbeds to already dry recharge dams in that Ft would also provide reservoirs to capture winter water and then release it over the recharge during the summer Another goal Fraser has for the city is amending the City Our City is fast becom ing a Part of the respon sibility of protecting our City Charter is keeping up with the Fraser Fraser also believes citizens may want to hold a hearing to decide whether they want to elect a mayor or continue letting council members decide who will get the mayors Collision kills San Antonio man By KATHRYN SCHOEMER Staff Writer Three cars collided on 281 and FM 311 Saturday afternoon killing one man and injuring two Anthony of San was transported to Medical Center He later Beulah of Spring and Shirley of were transported to Medical Center According to a Comal County See Page 2A City presented award for budget By KATHRYN SCHOEMER Staff Writer New Braunfels finance officers received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award Thursday from the United States and Canada Govern ment Finance Officers Association for a second consecutive I am proud for the City of New Brauufels in receiving this award because it emphasizes the tremend ous improvement in our budget over the past three stated City Man ager Paul Grohman in a press release to the The award is selected from a group of budget experts who evaluate the budget on how well it is presented in addition to how it serves as a policy a financial an opera tions guide and a communication City officials will submit the 199192 budget to GFOA this hoping to win for a third consecutive It gives us an individual third par saying we did a good job and bet ter bond said Richard Bur director of finance for the City of New Preparation for the budget begins in December when deparunent heads start preparing individual budgets for each City officials then prepare a revised using ihe previous year as a starting point and subsequently make a proposed justifying their line item A presentation of the budget is given to council members in a budget workshop and then made into a draft which is available to the public at the Municipal City Council holds a public hearing for citizens input on the Congressman meeting with residents Congressman Laiuar Smith will conduct five town meetings March 16 in San Antonio and New This is a great opportunity for me to meet with residents of the 21st Congressional Disaict to discuss the issues ihey face every Smith These meetings have proven invaluable in the 1 believe they are an important pan of lepresentauve Smith RSau Antonio will visit New Brauufels from at Seele Elementary 540 How aid Residents are invited to talk wilh the congressman about ihe upcoming Smith will be available lo the public at ihe following locations and Alamo Heights Junior High School 7607 New Brauniels in San San Amonio Board of Realtors 9110 Interstate 10 Hollywood Park Community 2 Mecca Northern Hills Elementary School 13901 San Seele Klemeutary 540 Howard in New
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