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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 10, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels 124 Friday May 1991 25 Cents 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377880 5126259144 One 16 Pages Stammtisch TACB Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeiiung wishes happy birthday today to Michael Juan Cheryl Enrique Susie Ronald Corey Jan Becky Gerri Amanda Flor ine Joe Kristin Espi Herbert Stollewcrk mid Ray Best wishes Saturday to Michael Mario Young and Tracy Odell Belated birthday greetings to Marie Klicfoth and Eudalia Happy anniversary today to and Annie Curtis and Pootie Nolle and Saturday to and Tom Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Saddle Slappers On the 4H Saddle Slappers will conduct their main fundraising event in the form of an all tack horse The to be held at the Comal County Sher iffs Mounted Posse will include English and speed The books open 8 Saturday and the show begins at 9 Band boosters New Braunfels High School Band Boosters will meet at Tuesday in the band All interested persons are invited to Officers will be installed and upcoming events will be The spring concert will be Thursday and the Band Banquet is set for May Lubeathon Bradzoil Ten Minute Oil Change will host a Lubeathon May 18 to benefit the Comal County Senior Citizens Founda For each filter and lubri cation service performed at die regular Bradzoil will donate to the Senior Citizens Center Building Bradzoil will pro vide its regular 15point check including window cleaning and vacuuming the inter Hours are 8 to 5 and location is 988 Mission just off Landa Annual meeting The annual meeting of the Mid Texas Symphony Society will be at Monday at Victoria Bank and Trust in All con tributors are members of the socie ty and urged to Annual reports of officers will be pre sented and the board of directors for the 199192 season will be Alzheimers information An informal presentation about Alzheimers disease will be made at 7 Tuesday in the arts and crafts building at the Comal Coun ty Fairgrounds in New Linda executive director of the Alzheimers Association Grea ter San Antonio will speak and take questions following a video Printed infor mation also will be The seminiar is free and open to the For more contact Judy Turner at 6252068 or Linda Tresp at Softball tournament WalMart Distribuuon Center in New Braunfels will host SM 2 Good Day Broken clouds this afternoon and a high in the 80s likely will yield to a f urther chance of rain tonight and a low in the Highs in the 80s and lows in the 70t are exptected throughout the For addi tional weather see Page Inside DEAR RELIGIOUS TV to forward rule changes By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Newt Editor A committee of the Texas Air Control Board voted Thurs day to send proposed rule changes that would stiffen the controls of burning hazardous waste in cement kilns to tlie full board for final I think that they are they arc obviously tougher than the federal said TACB Executive Director Steve 1 do think our rules arc The staff of the Air Control Board bcgjin earlier this year conducting public hearings and gathering public testimony in regards to changing state rules and regulations in an effort to strengthen the regulation of facilities using hazardous waste as When drafting the new rules and amend the staff reviewed the Boiler and Industrial Furnace rules recen tly promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency that also strictly monitor the use of hazardous waste as Which ever of those is more strin gent that is what will Spaw said about the differences between the proposed state rules and BIF We dont want to be State Judith D issued a statement in support of the state The burning of hazardous waste is an activity which in my view cannot be she The price of inadequate regulation is just too Officials of the Lafarge and its Systech Environmental who have applied for permits from the TACB and Texas Water Commission to store and burn hazard ous waste at the Balconcs Cement Plant in Comal have gone on record supporting the BIF New Braunfels residents attending the meeting of the Regulation Deve lopment Committee Thursday said they supported the Air Control Board adopting their own All of a sudden the cement com TACB has been conducting public hearings on the pany came in our community and Were the greatest thing to come along since peanut Were going to do it so great that youre going to be scared to go out and start your barbecue pit up because you are going to be polluting more than we said David president of Securing a Future Envi My question is if its so good and its so safe then why dont we take these stronger rules Paul a candidate for New Braunfels City also testified in favor of the Air Control Board The EPA BIF rules are but not nearly so strong as the TACB particularly in the arena of cement said The fed eral rules allow what we call The TACB rules are stricter and we strongly urge you to recommend the acceptance of them to meet the benefit of all Texans and for New Braunfels more Austin attorney Kinnan representing the Cement Association of spoke out against the Air Control Board pursuing new At the time the staff was going forward we asked them to please hold off and to have anintegrated approach to regulation in Oolemon I have watched the agencies make this same type of mistake in the past and it has cost us in the ability to manage our waste Golemon also told committee members that out of the 20 signific ant comments his clients had made in regard to the new the Air Con trol Board Staff only responded to The reason they ignored them is they dont have a he The committee ordered the staff to respond to the questions before the board meeting today at Wurstfest ticket office scene of fire Thursday By ROBERT STEWART Stuff Wrlttr Fire damaged a Wurstfesl ticket office at 120 Landa Thursday evening causing in according to Phil New Braun fels Fire A light fixture appears to be the Baker Five units were dispatched at to fight the There was dam age to the wood and structure esti mated at No injuries were Baker said he did not think that upcoming activities would be Fiesta Mexicana is scheduled for this weekend at the Wurstfest Batter up The New Braunfels Unicorns are in the baseball playoffs for the fourth year in a with a bestofthree bidistrict series with San Antonio MacArthur beginning tonight at Unicorn The deciding game or schedulecffor Saturday afternoon at Blossom Field in San For a preview of the see Sports on Page Photo by Erik Karlsson County Commissioners pass drugfree workplace policy By JOE BELK Staff Writer The Comal County Commissioners passed a drugfree workplace policy with specifics of testing and employee assistance to be deter mined in the next few County Judge Carter Casteel said the institution of the policy followed several indepth meetings with rep resentatives of the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Were establishing a drugfree workplace policy to provide for opti mum safety and efficiency of tax Casteel A letter explaining the policy will be sent to county and workshops will be given for both employees and The poli cy will take effect as soon as the let ters are Preemployment testing will be conducted for all but testing Were establishing a drugfree workplace policy to provide for optimum safety and efficiency of tax Carter Casteel County Judge of current county employees will be done on a probable cause basis Casteel said there were stria proce dural guidelines on with the probable cause testing affecting pri marily departments where public safety is such as the road or sheriffs Employees from all could be tested in the event of probable The judge said that the county cur rently only has a policy stating that it will enforce a drugfree but that the procedures and will be ironed out in the next tew In ouier the court passed a resolution requiring approval for use of county Precinct L Commissioner Jumbo Evans said the policy would in most prevent those whu already use county land such as at a Christmas festival in Sat cler from continuing to do Its to clear up in the minds of anybody that wants to use county property for any it has to be approved by commissioners Evans The he was brought up when trail riders recently stayed on county land near a residential area without official AACOG gets state funds for weatherization effort By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer Ann Richards announced this week that the Texas Department of Community Affairs has awarded Ala mo Area Council of Governments in funding for their weath erization assistance AACOG serves Comal County as well as Medina and Wilson Part of the funding comes from a grant awarded by the Depart ment of Energy specifically for wealherization The program helps low income particularly the elderly and cut their utility bill by 30 to 50 percent by insu and making other repairs to weatherproof their The average amount spent on each house will be an additional is available under the Enhanced Wealherization Assis tance This companion program allows for structural repair not included in the basic Weatherizing homes not only bene fits but also contributes to the creation of The Job Training Partnership Act offers training to peo ple based on eligibility by The New Braunfels office of the JTPA can be reached for information about job training at Persons interested in applying for assistance in weatherproofing their homes should call Ernie Lopez at the main office of AACOG in San Anto nio at Healty advice Bike safety new state emphasis Staff representatives of hospitals In New Braunfels and Seguin meet Thursday at McKenna Memorial Hos pital In New Braunfels to advise State Edmund Kuempel how he could better represent health care in his Several Issues on the House floor could further increase health care a trend the health professionals Photo by Erik Karlsson By ROBERT STEW ART Stolf Writer Making the stales highways safe and accessible for bicyclists will be a new priority in according to Paul The TCJUU Highway Departments new bicycle It can be as simple as making sew er drainage grate openings perpendi cular to traffic instead of parallel so bicyle tires wont fall imo Douglas 2
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