Wednesday, July 17, 1991

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 17, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas 25 Cents Wednesday July 1991 172 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Home of ituno f Jonathan Akery 4r Two 18 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeltung wishes happy birthday today to Margaret Pish Vil Rosie Liz Culpep Tammy Oscar Tomas Susan Elsie Grace Robert Christ ine Braclay and David Belated birthday wishes to Jeanette Francis Ala nis and Paul Anthony Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Flag retirement Guadalupe Valley American Legion Post is planning a flag retirement If you have an American flag that has gotten shredded or bleached out and is no longer suitable to be call 6291252 or Flags will be picked up and retired properly in an upcom ing Swimming lessons New Braunfels Parks Recrea tion Department is continuing registration for swim lessons for Sessions IV and Classes are American Red Cross certified and each class session will run for two Classes meet Monday through Thursday with Friday reserved for makeup Ses sion IV is July 22 through 16 Session V is 5 through Cost for each session is per Classes offered include advance inter swimmer and water To register call Blood drive First Protestant Church is spon soring a blood drive July The South Texas Regional Blood Bank will be accepting donors from to at the Seele Parish House located on Coll Appoint ments may be scheduled by calling the church office at School registration All returning Canyon High School students need to pick up registration packets next Students who will be in grades nine through 12 at Canyon High this fall should report to the cam pus July 24 or 25 from 8 to noon or from 1 to get their registration For more information contact CHS Principal Will Kricg at Rummage sale New Braunfels Historic Museums Association is collecting items for an 22 rummage sale to benefit its members Sophien burg Musuem and Con servation Society operators of Conservation and the Her itage Society Musuem of Texas Handmade Donations are being accepted at Conservation Plaza each Saturday morning or pickup can be arranged by calling Dennis Heitkamp at 6257541 or Pam Brandt at To have an item listed in Stam contact Janine Green or Stephanie Ferguson at Submissions should be of commun ity interest but not commercial in Good Day Hot days under partly cloudy skies with the high today expected to reach 96 and an over night low near 73 Similar conditions could yield a slightly higher chance for rain over the but highs in the mid90s and lows in the mid70s should For more weather please see Page Intlda DEAR PRIME TV German guests Honored at a reception in the Opa Room of the Wurstfest Association are local students returning from Germany and their German A toast to the exchange is shared back from Till Stefan Christina Pierre Scott Stratemann front Monique Amy Snow and Julia Christina and open a packet of tickets to area points of inter presented to each team during Tuesdays Photos by Annalies Schlickenrieder Comal County man loses his Bengal tiger City lowers rental rates in bid to bolster business at airport ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer The city aims to attract new clients to the New Braunfels Municipal Air port and promote expansion of businesses already there through low er property rental Because of lease amendments approved unanimously by the City Council last the citys four air port fixedbase operators will pay the same annual rental per square foot of which in each case will be less than they pay Although this will mean less rental revenue for the the lessees will have more capital to improve facili ties and increase business and ulti mately increase gross sales tax receipts to the lower rental rates might attract other businesses to the local airport in an increasingly See Page 2A Residents invited to discuss building codes The city of New Braunfels has scheduled a public meeting for Thurs day to discuss adoption of the latest model codes from the Southern Build ing Code The meeting will start at 7 in the Council Chambers of the Munici pal 424 The 1991 codes represent the latest publications for construction methods and Interested parties are invited to The real emphasis is getting the word out to builders and to people who own commercial property because the codes obviously affect the cost of the remodeling work that they may decide to do in the next year or city Planning Director Mike Shands The codes have been relaxed in some particularly as a result of new and tightened in others for safety he The intent is to talk generally about some of the code changes and what impact those might have on materials and rather than getting into specific details about a single Shands The city currently operates under the 1985 editions of the Southern which are uniform building codes used nationwide and in other Cities have the power to amend the recommended Shands There are obviously going to be some tilings that work in New York that dont work in and vice he And so this is an attempt to identify some of those areas that need local For more call the City Building Department at By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer A Comal County man in violation of a county wildlife order lost his Bengal tiger Tuesday to county We served the writ and took the said Sheriff Jack Its out of the county and I hope it stays officers of the Sheriffs Office and the countys animal con trol officer David Young took the pet tiger from Kenneth who lives in the 3000 block of Viewridge subdi vision near Spring Before officials picked up the ani mal arrangements were made with a wildlife orphanage in San Antonio to house the Bremer Officers had a court order issued by State District Judge Charles Ramsey NBISD board approves drug control plan By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer Trustees of the New Braunfels Independent School District Tuesday unanimously approved a contract with the New Braunfels Police Department to provide a marijuana and alcohol detection and control program for the upcoming school In December the district hired Security Associates Internation al of Houston to provide services for developing and implementing a prog ram which included canine searches on various campuses and properties in the The New Braunfels Police Depart ment will now be providing more fre quent service at the same cost the school district is already This amount is for the 199192 school The Police Department will pro vide service much more often than said Superintendent Charles Other action at the meeting included approval of the addition of a daily preroute inspection of school buses to be sure all equipment is func tioning properly and the addition of five days of state sick leave for drivers as provided by the The transportation handbook also gives more leadership in discipline of children to bus The board also selected Western Heritage Insurance of San Anto nio to provide student carrier insur ance for the The plan features zero deductible and will cost the dis trict for athletics and extra curricular activity Other students will be able to buy into the plan for for inschool coverage or See Page 2A Stay at home health care studied By DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher New Braunfels business and civic leaders gathered Tuesday to hear a plan for a broadbased insurance program outlined by representatives of McKenna Memorial Hospital and of a Houstonbased insurance Opening the McKen na Administrator Johnny Johnson told the group that the stay home health care plan for you and us was devised with the help of consultants in response to difficulties facing all rural It is basic economics in Johnson Johnson later turned the presenta tion over to Bob a representa tive of Philadelphia American Life Insurance the firm through which the McKenna Health Plan would be Treacy opened his remarks by praising I want you all to know that you have an administrator here you should be very proud of This is a man who really wants to get it Treacy said that many hours already have been spent for mulating the plan and there are still many details to be worked He said any community that wants to progress must have a viable health care but that recent changes in the nations economic and demographic makeup are making it more and more difficult for rural health care providers to Rural America is an aging popula he said and that is causing health care and thus insurance costs to That escalation in turn causes healthy people to opt out of insurance causing the cost of those plans to escalate even further for those still in What weve got is a vicious he At the same there are a lot of hospital beds in the big cities and theyre coming out and finding people to fill those The drawing away of that health care business increases the pressure on the rural hos he Weve got to get together as a community to overcome these prob lems If we in a couple of years this hospital is going to face some very serious questions about where the money is going to come Treacy Under the McKenna Treacy a portion of the premium stays here to cover fixed This differs from the more traditional insurance plan that sees no payment made until care is actually This would help meet the hospitals ongoing operational Another element of the plan is that the strength of the group formed under the McKenna plan would enable the local hospital to negotiate low rates with San Antonio hospitals for advanced care not available local ly because those hospitals want this communitys Treacy said a similar plan is about to be implemented in Responding to questions from the Treacy said the plan is being formulated to keep costs within the range of 10 percent of family He said that studies have shown that people begin to opt out of health care plans when the cost exceeds about 12 percent of family Were trying to keep the pre miums at 100 or he He said the plan will be simple and will not offer a variety of benefit Youll pay maybe when you go to see a doctor and the insurance will pay the he said by way of Youll pay maybe a day when you go to the hospital and the insurance will pay the The program concluded with pre sentations by several other McKenna who outlined services the hospital can provide for local One of those Assistant Hos pital Administrator Mary after outlining several wellness programs The most effective way to contain medical she is to stay healthy told the We really want to be your health Johnson concluded the presenta which was held at the Holiday This was not a polished sales It was an honest approach to trying to improve our to remove the Bremer Its right back in Bexar County where it Bremer I dont know why he thought he could bring it into Comal County when we modeled our order on the Bexar County Bremer said the writ was served around 10 Tuesday with the wildlife orphanage showing up at noon and the whole thing wrapped up by Black has continually threatened a lawsuit against anyone taking the Bremer said conditions did not appear to be very good for the cat in Comal It was out there in a little cage and had to be sprayed with a hose to cool it he Burglary rate grows By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer A rash of burglaries has broken out in Comal according to Chief Deputy Wayne Hoherz of the Comal County Sheriffs A large bell was stolen from a tennis ranch on Mission Valley Road and was recovered by Schertz It was found in an early 70smodel Ford stopped before they got too far Hoherz A burglary of a habitation was reported on Route 6 in the Acres Mobile Home Park sometime between July Taken was a a and a stereo The items were the proper ty of a rental company and were valued at Hoherz There was another burglary of a habitation reported in the Canyon Lake Island subdivision on July A computer typewri and fax machine were reported Hoherz Four boat storage facilities were broken into in the Palm Creek area sometime between July 512 and an undetermined amount of mis cellaneous items were Hoherz Also at Canyon a San Antonio resident reported the burglary of in miscellaneous items from his Hoherz A phonemate answering machine was reported stolen in a burglary of a habitation on Route 7 at Canyon he A stolen vehicle was recovered on July 13 by Deputies Tim Kolbe and Johnny The red 1991 Suzuki was reported stolen from Hoherz With the addition of in the fund drive for the new Seniors Center of Comal County now stands at For a list of latest please see Page