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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 28, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas New Braunfels 159 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Home of Rochette iCUJIO ette Relnarz Friday Jund 1991 25 Cents Two 18 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braurfels Herald Zeilung wishes happy birthday today to Thomas Garza Mark Tonya Eric Sul Martha Megan Rcncc Irinco Plutorch Chris Tiny Kim Hartman and Rose Belated birthday greetings to Elisa Happy birthday Saturday to Pedro Mary Fey and Robert Happy anniversary today to Jim and Hazel Celebrating an anniversary Saturday and Richard Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Downtown meeting Jerome Nowotny will present A BirdsEyc View of Downtown New Braunfels 19181919 to the Downtown Association at their monthly breakfast meeting Tues July 2 at 7 at Krauscs Community band The Community Band is again performing on the docks at Canyon Lake The band is sche duled to play at 3 outside the ships store June The marina is located off of Farmto Market 306 on the north side of the lake at Canyon Book sale Friends of Dittlinger Memorial Library arc collecting used paper back and hardbound records and puzzles for the annual October book Get those over stuffed bookshelves cleaned Donations directly benefit the library through acquisitions and programs funded by the Bring donations to the library or call Douma at 6293048 for No textbooks or maga AAUW membership American Association of Uni versity Women members who have not yet renewed their mem bership for the 199192 year should try to do so by June 30 to be included in the initial AAUW branch and national membership All graduates of an accredited college or university are urged to For more information call Joyce Henderson at 6253629 or Air Force tour Randolph Air Force Base will offer citizens an opportunity to view its operation during a tour slated for June 28 at 9 The first stop on the approximately twohour tour is the Taj the base headquarters which includes a 700seat movie theater and a gallon water Other features of the tour include a look at an aircraft main tenance the aircraft simu lators and both flight Visitors will see the 12th Flying Training Wings pilots and mechanics in Reservations are Call or Soccer team The Crossfire Soccer Team will sponsor a garage sale and bake sale June 29 from 9 to 6 See Page 2 Good Day Highs in the 90s and lows in the 70s still bracket a forecast that includes southeasterly winds at 1015 partly cloudy conditions and a 20 percent chance of late evening In New Braunfels the high was 92 degrees and the overnight low was For more weather please see Page DEAR RELIGION A TV NBU reviews pared budget ByMARKWARNKEN SUM Writer The New Braunfels Utilities board of trustees on Thursday reviewed a preliminary million budget for The proposed budget is down from million in largely due to expenditure of available bond funds and despite an increase in NBUs wholesale electricity I think theres some very signific ant areas in this including the reduction of a great number of employees since last Operations Local firm gets contract for sewage plant work ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer The New Braunfels Utilities board of trustees on Thursday approved a million construction contract for expansion and renovation of the South Kuchler wastewater treatment Trustees unanimously voted to award the contract to New Braunfels based Lambda Construction the lowest of nine The other eiflht bids ranged between mil lion and Lambda also is the main contractor on NBUs surface watertreatment now more than 85 percent and previously completed the expansion of the Gruene waste water treatment NBU General Manager Bob Sohn said the outdated South Kuehler built in needs improve ment because it is literally falling The concrete work actually is flaking off in some he We are into a situation with the EPA Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Water Com mission in which we are only margi nally meeting the requirements for certification of the Sohn So truly this is a needed The plants capacity will be ex panded to million gallons a day from million and in the process will be updated to use a more efficient sludgetreatment The project will be funded through bonds issued in the late Work should start by 1 and be complete in about a year and two NBU officials currently are seek ing a variance from the Texas Water Commission to temporarily divert the South Kuehler wastewater flow to the adjacent North Kuehler treatment plant during the said Roger NBUs director of technical Although North Kuehlcr may then temporarily exceed its nor mal the plant physically will be able to treat the extra flow with no he Board President Mornhinwcg questioned whether Lambda had enough resources to begin the Kueh ler work before the company com pletes work on the surfacewater treatment The Lambda presi who was in assured the board there would be no delay because of his companys other Voting were Trustees Strate Robert Vice President Jesse Gomez and New Braunfels Mayor James and maintenance expenses arc almost exactly where they were last NBU General Manager Bob Sohn told the Board President Mornhinweg scheduled a budget workshop for July 10 so the trustees can discuss and propose changes to the A final budget will be adopted by 1 when NBUs 199192 fiscal year The proposed 199192 budget con tains 167 staff positions twenty two or fewer than the 189 budgeted in The staff size has been reduced through eliminating vacant positions and through four incentive retire ments and five said Jeff NBUs director of finance and The budget proposes acrossthe board employee raises of 2 percent in both August and but total payroll costs will be down almost because of the staff down The personnel budget also includes for a proposed merit pay bonus No NBU rate increases are included in the preliminary although an increase in the cost of wholesale electricity bought from the Lower Colorado River Authority is passed through to local who will sec an actual increase of about 8 percent in their bills in 199192 compared to Sohn Revenue from this increase will be passed directly on to he But the proposed budget doesnt preclude the possibility of a change in NBU rates during the 199192 budget year after results of a rate study now under way are Sohn NBU has not raised its rates since he Operating revenues in the 199192 budget total Of that Electric Department revenues are projected at Water Department and Sewer Department revenues are projected at mil lion and A total of million in major capital projects and improvements is included million for the South See Page 2A Preiss Heights patrol A jumper is outlined against the Preiss Heights cliffs in this taken as searchers combed the river for the body of a man who died June 22 following a Photo by Annalies Schlickenrieder Security to be boosted for holiday By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer In the wake of last weeks drowning death at the Preiss Heights cliffs on the Guadalupe the city of Seguin plans to beef up sec urity to keep off the cliffs during the Fourth of July according to Jake Seguin city which owns the has hired a private security firm to make sure holiday re velers stay off the Krauskopf Terry Scott Ake of died after diving into the river off the cliffs last An autopsy by the Travis County Medical Exa miner determined the cause of death to be acci dental according to Harold justice of the precinct Chief Deputy Wayne Hoherz of the Comal County Sheriffs Department said that the area is well marked with signs and fences that clearly show the cliffs to be off While Akes death is the first one at Preiss Heights this in the past there have been as many as five deaths there in one offi cials Woman files lawsuit over boxed remains By ROBERT STEWART Start Writer Suit has been filed in Bexar County District Court against Zoeller Funeral Home of New Braunfels by a Comal County Margaret Hunt went to her hus bands funeral at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio expecting his cremated ashes to be stored in a proper container and was shocked when the remains were pre sented to her in a cardboard mailing according to Christa a San Antonio attorney representing Hunt alleges in the lawsuit that the Coming Sunday Zoeller Funeral Home misled her about how her husbands remains would be We didnt do anything Daniel Zoeller owner of the funeral home We fulfilled our contract to the The crematory ran out of the cardboard containers that they normally use and they used another one and it was too late to try to rectify the situation by the time we found out about Zoeller said that the San Antonio crematory that was contracted to do the work used a different when they ran out of the usual All I can say is what actually hap POLICE ROUNDUP pened she declined to purchase an urn from Zoeller At that she was willing to settle for whatever the crematory provided for Samaniego said the widow was standing by with a full military honor guard as she was presented with on ordinary mailing box with stickers still on Southwest Research based in San announced In March Its organi zation would perform an Inde pendent environmental assessment of the proposed use of selected Industrial hazardous wastes as supple mental fuels at the Balcones Cement Plant near New Braun Take a look at the progress of that assessment and the man behind that prog ram manager Michael Mac In Sundays Herald Two jailed on felony drug charges By ROBERT STEWART Suit WrlUr Two New Bruunfels men remain in the Comal County Jail on felony drug charges after being stopped in a traffic Martin New Braunfels Police Deportment spokesperson Mario of the 2300 block of West San Antonio and Michael Rene of a trailer park on Linde Avenue are each charged with felony possession of a controlled under 28 Mayer Bond had not been set as of The men were pulled over by New Braunfels Police Officer Tommy Gonzalez at Friday in the 100 block of North Peach Gonzalez allegedly found a small quantity of cocaine and marijuana in the Mayer Police seized a Nissan pickup cash and a pocket pager in the Mayer Sale of sign disputed Police were dispatched to Execu tive Bane on Interstate 35 in New Braunfels Wednesday to break up warring parties in a dispute over who owns a computerized sign in front of ihe bank building according to Martin New Braunfels Police Depart ment The dispute had to do with who has authority to sell property under the control of the Resolution Trust Cor Mayer Executive Bane is in receivership and under control of the a person who was not authorized to do so sold the computer ized sign in front of the bunk building to a local Mayer The lien holder did not approve the sale and there was a confrontation between two parties over ownership of the Mayer Man sentenced A New Bruunfels man was sen tenced in 22nd Judicial District Court to 40 years in prison and fined for the robbery of and a pair of tennis 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