Thursday, July 11, 1991

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 11, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas 25 Cents 2627 E EL TX 79903 Thursday July 1991 168 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY i uituno rY Home of Steve AdamAf Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braurfels Herald Zeitung wishes happy birthday today to Jack Tiffany Jeremy Scott Aleighse Christa Robin Betty Cindi Right Tina Mary Jeramie Tina Ski Jesica Marie Matt Chad Michael Mark Laney and John Belated birthday wishes to Jen nifer Marie Celebrating an anniversary and Martin Belated anniversary wishes to Henry and Gloria Montanez and Tomas and Grace Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Red Cross Red Cross board of directors and volunteers will meet July 15 at Eden Home in the Friendship Room at 7 Gardening workshop A fall gardening workshop is slated for July 18 at at the Comal County Exten sion 132 South Water Jerry vegetable specialist from San will present the program on fall garden ing and include information on soil and fertilizer planting insect and disease management and harvest of fall All gardeners from Comal County are urged to Christmas Bazaar The Womens Fellowship of First Protestant Church is sponsor ing its annual Christmas in July Bazaar on July 26 from 9 to Items for sale include and baked Lunch consisting of potato and desserts will be available after 11 All are Rummage sale Iglesia Bethel Pentecostal will sponsor a church rummage sale Friday from 8 to 5 and Saturday from 8 to 2 at 350 Grape Garage sale A benefit garage sale for Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church has been rescheduled from 8 to 1 Saturday at 443 Seele Clo thing will be sold for 50 cents to per Republican women Teen Connection Support the programs at Teen Connection by shopping at the Thrift Shop a bag sale July The yard sale will con tinue through July 15 where all items are at least Teen Connection provides services to youth and families through its emergency alternative school and outpatient counseling The Thrift 1414 San Antonio is open Monday Saturday 10 Nursing home Oak Crest Inn Nursing 1310 Interstate 35 will hold a garage sale today and Friday from 9 to 5 to raise See Page 2 Good Day A partly cloudy afternoon should find todays high temperature at about 91 with an overnight low in the mid70s Winds likely will be from the southeast at 1020 For the next few forecasts indicate early clouds and partly cloudy afternoons with highs in the mid90s and lows in the Wednesdays high in New Braun fels was 92 and the overnight low was For niore weather informa please see Page Inside DEAR SCR TV Precious cargo Tubers in the scenic Comal River in New Braunfels hang on to precious cargo including and small The dog is decked out in the latest eyewear and the child is fitted with a life Photo by Annalies Schlickenrieder One 10 Pages Teens killed in mishap By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer Two Spring Branch teenagers died early this morning in a onecar acci dent on Sun Valley Road near Spring a Department of Public Safe ty spokesperson Lance Aaron and Harley were pro nounced dead at the scene by Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Fred Rittimann was driving a 1971 Chevrolet pickup truck northbound on Sun Valley Road and reached the top of a started downhill and ran off the road to the impacting with several large trees and according to the investigating DPS Trooper The top of the vehicle was lorn off by branches and both the driver and passenger were ejected from the vehi as no seat belts were being according to The speed limit on Sunset Valley Road is 30 Both bodies were transported to Doeppcnschmidt Funeral Rittimann was a 1991 graduate of New Braunfels High School and an employee of the Guadalupe Canoe a river Summersill was a student at Smithson Valley Middle NBU still discussing budgetary needs By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer The New Braunfels Utilities board of trustees on Wednesday continued discussing a proposed million 199192 budget scheduled for adop tion later this During the threehour NBU staff members summarized operations and and capital Discussion also centered on proposed costofliving salary increases and a proposed merit paybonus The budget projects operating revenues of electric water sewer and This tot als compared to the budgeted for Operations and maintenance expenses for 199192 are budgeted at compared with the million budgeted for The staff also presented a detailed description of million in proposed capitalimprovement pro jects and equipment Some capitalimprovement projects are already under way and will be carried over into the next fiscal which starts The 199091 budget included million in this The proposed which trus tees are scheduled to consider for final approval on July includes 167 staff compared to the 189 budgeted in Total proposed payrollandbenefit budget is residents compromise By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer Owners of Mazatlan New Braunfels city officials and neighbors of the Gruene restaurant reached sev eral compromises during a hour meeting Tuesday The restaurant and about 20 neigh bors agreed on a temporary ban on outside bands and on outside games after 10 said City Manager Paul who attended the meeting along with Council Member Paul the restaurant will look into additional he The owners and neighbors also agreed to meet again in August to review the Fraser I think it will work At least we got people talking to each Fraser David one of the Mcxi 8tf 2 Computer controller for water pliant approved New Braunfels Utilities trustees on Wednesday approved an purchase of a controller for the new surface watertreatment Board members also approved a twoyear con with an optional oneyear extension for jani torial The computerized to be bought from low bidder Hydrocon will basically be the brains controlling the motors and valves of NBUs new million surface watertreatment said Roger NBUs director of technical Plans for the plant originally called for a mechanical but recent advances in technology have given NBU the opportunity to save money without lowering Biggers The equipment also will be able to control the facilitys future Big gers Trustees approved the janitorial contract with New Braunfelsbased Collazo Cleaning A fulltime staff janitorial position recently was eliminated during a budgetcutting staff Both items were approved unanimously by Vice Presi dent Jesse Mayor James and Trustees Stratemann and Robert Also present was President about less than Trustee James New Braunfels expressed disap pointment that the staff downsizing which included four incentive five layoffs and elimina tion of several vacant positions produced only in payroll NBU Finance Director Jeff Thompson said the reduction was sig especially if one considers the alternative with no staffsize The board agreed to a single 2per cent costofliving increase for every employee and to for the merit paybonus In its original budget proposal two weeks the staff proposed two 2percent costofliving adjustments one in August and the second in February for all at a total cost of in the 199192 Trustee Stratemann said he would only support a single 2percent adjustment in the but would be willing to reconsider the second 2percent increase at My personal opinion is that we have treated these employees very well over the past four years almost every one of Strate mann I personally will go on record tonight saying I believe that there are a lot of businesses out there that have not have costofliving Weve taken good care of our peo Weve got wonderful people who work hard for and I want to com pensate But were responsible to the Stratemann Board members also tentatively agreed to for the exceptional performance compensation Under the qualifying employees would receive onetime merit bonuses based on job perfor The payments wouldnt per manently increase employees base NBU General Manager Bob Sohn The staff originally proposed for the The philosophy behind the presen tation to the board on that is we believe that an employee is paid to do a good job they arent paid to do an average job or just get Sohn With the proper kind of evaluation process that we have in we can determine whether the employee is actually well or an average or whatev Sohn We feel like to qualify for a merit if you want to call it a merit increase this employee has got to really be doing an outstanding Sohn Board President Mornhinweg said he thought the was to high because if that total were divided evenly among half NBUs about 80 that would mean sums of more than each and more if fewer employees were to receive the Trustee Jesse Gomez agreed that the total was to Trustee Robert Orr said he sup ported the concept but asked that the staff flesh out the proposed program to let the public and staff know how it will work and requirements for I think theres lots of room for abuse or perception of said before proposing that the total be lowered to Youve got to have faith in your management and faith that we know what the employees needs Sohn said of the If were not suc then you get us through Some board members also took issue with the staffs plans to contract with an outside consultant to study NBUs salary structure compared with private businesses in New Sohn defended the saying the staff deserves to know whether NBU salaries are too high or too Second Tom receives pilot training honors from his commencement speaker and retired astronaut Charlie Duke able to give son pilot training awards By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer A local man appears to be on his way to being top Second Tom Duke of New Braunfels won the Commanders Trophy as the top graduate of undergraduate pilot training with the 64th Flying Training Wing at Reese Air Force Base in Lubbock on June Duke was also selected as a distinguished graduate and won the top stick award as top ranking student in flying Duke is the son of Charlie and Dotty Duke of New Braunfels and is a 1985 graduate of New Braunfels High He graduated from Baylor University in 1989 and has been in the Air National Guard since the sum mer of He is a member of a unit based at Kelly Air Force Charlie Duke is a former Apollo astronaut and was the speaker at the gra duation As he presented the awards to his It was a great thrill for said Charlie The elder Duke walked on the moon as part of the United States fifth lunar landing with fellow astronaut John Young on the Apollo 16 mission in April of Duke and Youngs mission was the second to be equipped with the Lunar Roving Vehicle a kind of car which they drove on the The younger Duke now will undergo survival training and fighter leadin training at Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington State before going on to F16 training in

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