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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 12, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas UNICORNS BOUNCED FROM ALBRECHT 7th AT New Braunfels xee Page 14A 125 707 Landa New Texas 78130 USPS 377880 eituno 5126259144 4r Thn Sunday May 1991 75 Cents Three 48 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels llerald Zeitung wishes happy birthday today to Katherine Edward John Wom April Chrystene Mireya Anna Randy Anita Lloy Roland and Carole Happy birthday Monday to Rose Ann Randy and Kory Belated birthday greetings to Hannclore Crystal Amparo Javier Castilleja JoAnn David Jessica Lynn and Kris tin Happy anniversary today to Simon and Frances Mar tin and Irene and Anita and Filimon Happy anniversary Monday to Andy and Suzie Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Club meeting New Braunfels Evening Rotary Club will meet at the Plaza 367 Main Tuesday at 6 April chairperson of the American Cancer Societys Great American Food Fight will be the guest Childrens Museum New Childrens Museum is seeking volunteers for help with its Third Annual New Braunfels Triathlon Two a brief one at Tuesday and a second at 7 June will give details on setting up booths and caring for athletes in the June 9 The triathlon will include a a bike ride and a Interested parties are invited to call 6200939 for Aggie moms The annual Aggie Moms Award picnic is slated for May 19 at 4 at Cypress Bend Special honored guests will be the 1991 high school graduates planning to attend Texas Officers for 199192 also will be Each family is asked to bring two dishes dessert or drinks and table service will be Make reservations by May 15 by calling Jan Wingate at Gennie 8993303 or Gaylynn Flying In San Marcos Radio Control Association is sponsoring a flyin of remote control aircraft May 26 off of Interstate 35 in San Marcos at the Wonder World Drive For more information contact Don Tuff at 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 Crime watch A crime watch organizational meeting for the River Oaks Proper ty Owners Association will be Page 2 Good Day Highs in the 80s and lows in the and only a 20 percent cltancc of are forecast for the area today and For additional weather see Page Inside 1016C DEAR TV An older model stands in the hole it opened in the side of a loc al restaurant Saturday even Jailed on drunken driving charges after hitting New Braunfels Benito Roman Busta Photos by Erik Karlsson Gar crashes into restaurant By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer A 31yearold New Braunfels man remains in the Comal County Jail this morning on drunken driving charges after he drove his vehicle through a local Benito Roman Bustamante was arrested around 7 Saturday by New Braunfels Police Department officers at the New Braunfels 1681 Spur His bond was set at Police Officer Mike Garcia said the restaurant was closed at the time of the No one was reported Bustamante was driving an older model Chrysler cast on Spur 3 and hit the curb while attempting to make a right turn onto South Plum Garcia adding the driver then lost control of the vehicle and swerved into the side of the The driver got out of the car and walked south on Plum Garcia A witness later identified the driver to New Braunfels Fire Department and Entex officials were dispatched to the scene and investigated a possi ble gas No fire Legislation on waste still hard to calP By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Editor After months of and watchers of the Texas Legislature are predicting whether lawmakers will in fact pass legislation regulating hazardous concerned and industry people alike say they would be hardpressed to predict what could or will pass before the session ends May In the final I think any close observer of the Legislature will tell you there could be any change of said Reggie an assistant to the president of Systech Environmental for legislative As to what the final outcome is going to be of the various bills we dont know thats up to the wisdom of the David president of Secur ing a Future Environment which formed to fight the proposal to store and burn hazardous waste at the Bal cones Cement Plant said he is con cerned that opportunities to stop hazardous waste from being burned in cement kilns are The only chance that we seem to unless a miracle is Senate Bill he Thats the only chance that we probably have to pass Its Senate Bill carried by Steve has cleared the Senate and faces a challenge in the House of The bill calls for a moratorium that would temporarily halt new hazard ous waste It also specifies permit applicants must demonstrate technological expertise and financial The bill also outlines that hazardous waste facilities must not be located within a specified distance of parks and water Judith D Kuempel expects to vote soon on moratorium bill By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor Legislation that would place a two year moratorium on the burning of hazardous waste in cement kilns is expected to be voted on in the House of Representatives this I think we will get it passed in the said Edmund who is sponsoring the legislation known as House Bill Im not interested in taking any I can beat the amendments Kuempel said he believes the bill will be voted on Monday or Tuesday and sent to the Senate for I think it will even pass through the I think that this has got a little momentum and weve been working on it tremendously hard and Ive got some people thats going to help Kuempel said the intent of the bill is to give two years for the regulations to catch up to the technology of burn See Page 2A said she is confident her Senate bills 1393 and will pass the House and become Senate Bill 350 would prohibit the Lafarge and its subsidiary Sys tech Environmental from obtaining permits to store and burn hazardous waste at the Balcones Cement Plant unless it could prove it would not be a risk of harm to safety and welfare of the population and more specifically the Edwards Senate Bill 1393 is meant to ensure companies use die best available technology in See Page 2A TACB unanimously approves rule changes By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor The Texas Air Control Board unanimously approved rule changes Friday that will stiffen the controls of burning hazardous waste in cement kilns in the The rules will go into effect in 20 said TACB spokesman Steve Air Control Board Executive Director Steve Spaw said the rules are tougher than federal but are achievable by Texas Jim deputy director for reg ulatory operations at the also said the rules are I dont and this is my per sonal that the rules if adopted would in fact create a regulatory bur den that would bring industry to its he Some of the specification of the rules include Limits on paniculate emissions and hydrogen chloride are spelled Facilities shall not bum any chlor inated hazardous waste or hazardous waste containing chrom or thal unless the executive director has established an enforceable emission limit designed to protect public health for each metal and for toxic products or incomplete Facilides shall maintain an auto matic waste feed cutoff system which shall activate if the facility is not oper ating widiin the limits set The staff of the Air Control Board began 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 die staff reviewed the Boiler and Industrial Furnace rules recen dy promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency that also strictly monitor the use of hazardous waste as Officials of Lafarge and its subsidiary Systech Environmental have gone on record supporting the BIF rules and asked the TACB to carefully look at those rules if it pro ceeded with its own Tribute to mother In a competion sponsored by the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung and Sherris Floral Crea a Seele Elementary School fourthgrader won a weekend of excitement for her Mother of the Year with these words She is full of tenderness also quite always there to com fort Its like she grants me wishes that I dont But most of all I love my Lexi Hampels tribute to her Gayle won the pair special prizes donated by merchants and a tear in ihe eye of Displaying smiles and flowers are Gayle Hample arid her Photo by Erik Karlsson additions to staff announced Stephanie Fer guson has been named city editor of the New Braun fels Herald and two writers have been added to the news papers who has served as staff writer and news Ferguson editor of the Herald for more than three will assume responsibility for the Kaleidoscope section of the newspaper oversee production of Entertainment and Reli gious Focus pages and assist in supervision of the reporting Im excited about moving a jour nalist of Stephanies quality and com mitment into this said Manag ing Editor Janine Green in announc ing the She has been a great help in these areas in the interim and already has contributed a lot to the improvements our readers are Joining the reporting staff are Robert Bob Stewart and Jamie Lee Stewart Campbell Stewart is a December graduate of the University of Texas journalism program and will be covering both law enforcement in Comal County and the areas two school He reported to work May a graduate student at Southwest Texas State University in San will handle coverage of communities in Comal County not previously part of a regular Her duties began April While weve always attempted to cover events and issues as they Green the Herald believes theres a wealth of interesting people and places in Comal County that need access to the newspapers
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