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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 16, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas                                25 Cents 194 Stammtisch Friday August 1991 Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zetlung wishes happy birthday today to Jessie Tcrri Kyle Bert Farias Eric Michael Joan Rci Janet Lcc Domingo and Ernest and Julisa Best wishes Saturday to Monica Librada Mar shall Schaake and Jeff Happy anniversary today to George and Laura Lconcl and Yolanda Rojas and Jim and Betty Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the 4H benefit Performing from 8 to mid night today at a dance to benefit the Comal County 4H program will be the Grapes of Tick ets can be purchased for each from any 4H the County Extension Office at 132 Water Lane or at the The event is set for Eagles Singles meeting Singles Supporting Other Sin gles will hold its monthly business meeting at El Ranchita in Dinner is at today with the meeting to Benefit sales Residents of Eden 627 Lakeview will have a bake sale beginning at 11 Coffee will be served with homemade desserts or baked goods will be packaged to take Proceeds will benefit the new Seniors Center of Comal Mujer a nonprofit will sponsor a rum mage and bake sale from 9 to 6 Saturday and Sunday at the Weekend Flea 1661 Seguin New Braunfcls Historic Museums Association is collecting items for an 22 rummage sale to benefit its members Sophicn burg Museum and Con servation Society operators of Conservation Plaza and Heritage Society Museum of Texas Hand made 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 New Braunfels Foursquare Gospel Church will host a fund raising yard sale from 8 to 3 Saturday at the 430 FarmtoMarket Road 306 mile west of Interstate Highway Texas Army National Guard Family Support Group will host a rummage sale at the 2253 IH 35 from 8 to 6 School dedication Dedication ceremonies for the new Bfll Brown Elementary School will be at 2 Sunday at the new Due to limited parking at the shuttle bus servicc will be provided from both Smithson Valley High School and ftulverde Primary bcgin fting at 1 and continuing after the The new school is on Texas Highway 46 just west of Highway Sex Respect Sex a program for parents and will 2 Good Day Highs in the upper 90s and over night lows in the mid70s are fore cast for the area this with the chance for rain alive but dimin ishing over the next two Winds should be from the southeast at 1015 For weather please sec Page Insldt CLASSIFIED 1 M 5 COMICS 6 CROSSWORD 3 DEAR 7 7 HOROSCOPE e RECORDS 4 SPORTS 910 TV LISTINGS 8 WEATHER 2 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Home of Beldon Peters One 16 Pages A cluster of bats under an awning seems to intrique Johnson employee Angel The construction firm is just one of several in town plagued by bats as the creatures migrate throught the New Braunfels Some firms are sealing holes in efforts to keep the bats McKen na Memorial another bat flight has counted more than 400 of the crea Photos by Annelies Schlickenrieder BATTING ABOUT New Braunfels on path of migration By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer The semiannual migration of bats through the New Braunfels area brought a group of about 500 swirling bats to McKenna Memorial Hospital this said Johnny hospital They werent interfering at all they just scare peo Johnson They were batting around and hitting the windows and they were roosting in the corners of the The bats visiting the area are most likely Mexican free tail according to Traccy a science assistant at Bat Conservation International in In the last couple of these freetails have been moving around considerably for two Tarlton The first factor is that a migration southward back to Mexico may be The second factor is the pups are now fullgrown meaning they can For Bracken Cave starts with 20 million bats and each has a one she The population dou the cave becomes and evacuation occurs as they go off and search for other Bracken located about 24 miles southwest of New Braunfels is the largest bat roost in the Tarlton In the last couple of weeks lots of bridges have become inhabited by thousands of Only the females and they migrate Tarlton They arrive here around March from their winter caves in They give birth to their pups in she Most adults will start back by the end of August with the last bats in the area as late as she They werent causing any problems except for the excitement of seeing 400500 Johnson They come out at dusk and fly back in at Another thing that happens this time of year is there are a lot of rabies scares with This is somewhat according to Bats do carry rabies but not as much as rac coons or Bats quickly became paralyzed and die when they get Tarlton There have only been 18 people in the last 40 years who have died by getting rabies from The bats usually stay in big groups for temperature con trol relating to their The pups arc born hair less and when the mothers leave the cave to get the combined body heat of the pups keeps the cave They can roost 500 individuals per square Tarlton The flights have been very good she Tarlton added that when bats appear to be swooping down at someone they are actually just These bats need to drop to get lift in order to Most of the time when a bat hits its because youre moving very trying to get away from the bat it doesnt want to run into you and certainly doesnt want to get caught in your she They can pick up the width of a human hair in absolute Other flocks of bats have been reported in the including a bunch at the Johnson Construction located at 555 Interstate 35 in New We had to have the pest control people come out and seal up some holes because they were getting into the Cindy bookkeeper There were hun dreds of For more information call Bat Conservation Interna tional at 512 TWC talks focus on regulations ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer While new state legislation strengthens regulation of commercial waste whether the rules will prevent the storage and burning of toxic waste at a local cement plant remains to be according to officials at a public hear ing at the Civic Center About 150 residents attended a Texas Water Commissionsponsored meeting to learn about and comment the agencys proposed regulations to meet requirements of Senate Bill passed by the state Legislature during the regular session earlier this The law requires the commis sion to establish new permit require ments for commercial waste Many also took the opportunity to comment on the permit application of the Lafarge Corporation and its subsi to use hazardous waste in making cement at the Balconcs Heights cement plant just outside New But panelists representatives of the Texas Water the Texas Air Control Board and the state Sierra Club chapter said they couldnt comment on the specifics of the Lafarge plan because they werent familiar with the details of the permit the hearing was intended to focus on the proposed hazardous waste they Only if Lafarge were to meet the regulations TWC expects to adopt by early October would public hearings be scheduled specifically on the com panys permit they Many questioned the panel about the new and some expressed con cern that it doesnt offer enough pro tection to the states Opponents of the Lafarge plan say that one provision of the new legisla tion the required halfmile distance between any new commercial ous waste management facilities and an established residence will pre vent the alternativefuels Surveys commissioned by Securing a Future Environment SAFE and the city of New Braunfels indicate three residences are located with that dis opponents In his introductory New Braunfels Mayor James Goodbread encouraged the crowd to express their Your City Council has been solid ly behind the opposition to the prop osed storage and burning of toxic he I continue to ask you to do your Let the people in Aus tin know how you We cant do it and I know that we have some strong citizens groups out there who are Paul City Council member and a leader in the Lafarge asked that the method of measuring the halfmile distance be clarified in the proposed The perime ter of the permitted not strict ly the kiln where hazardous waste will be should be one measuring he City Manager Paul Grohman said a provision of the new law requiring a community thats home to a commer cial hazardous waste management facility to have sufficient emergency response capabilities will place an unfair financial burden for a highly trained hazardous materials team on residents of smaller Dorothy one of more than 20 residents to address the said she feared Lafarges financial resour ces would beat the communitys opposition in the permitting process and legislative pointing to sev eral pictures in the local newspaper of the cement plants manager making charitable donatioas to community Do we lose just because they have more money than we do Walker Thats not This is Walker also pointed out that Lafarge could kill the halfmile ban by making enormous purchase offers to the three nearby Other residents expressed concern about the release of mercury into the liberal interpretation of terminolo gy in the new transportation dan fallout from the incineration contaminating the Edwards Aquifer and many other A summary of the proposed rules is available to the public at the New Braunfels Public 373 Maga zine Execution of man convicted here delayed by late appeal By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer The Texas Court of Criminal Appe als late Thursday blocked the lethal injection of the San Antonio man con victed of a lethal robberyshooting in Comal The appeals court action came about seven hours before Hernandez was to be put to District Court Judge Robert NBISD board has budget questions On Sunday By ROBERT STEWART Stiff Writer The New Braunfels Independent School Districts budget hearing turned into another budget workshop Thursday night as trustees had many new questions for Assistant Superin tendent for Finance Lomiie Curtis hosted budget workshops last week to familiarize the board with the million After three hours of the board passed the budget on a split vote with a qualifier to later amend the salary portion of the budget and consider options for the workmans compensation Leo Bob Arlon and Jean Ward voted for the Margie Raborn and Dick Robinctte voted I cannot vote for something I do not Rabom I suggest workshops to look at sal ary increases because your actions could put the district in Superintendent Charles Bradberry If were not youre NBISD Superintendent Charles presents outgoing school board president Bob Self a plaque in recognition of his 14 years of service to the school Photo by Robert Stewart looking at filling 3035 open positions SbwTSJ from ditto hopinj for pay chapter of the Texas State Teachers Association Many teachers have left because of Take the necessary action to make the NBISD competitive in the job This is not a morale issue its a meat and potatoes said Trish Towal of the local Association of Teachers and Professional Educators Quality needs We want a salary increase any way you can give it to New trustee Leo Chafin pointed out that the district consistently produces high SAT Were producing that with the cheapest The district also faces increases in utility costs and the need for new high school band The uniform cost is being split between this years budget and next A common thread that runs through the budget is increases in workmans conip and Curtis Sharing her walk through Mos cow and Leningrad and their houses of worship is New Braunfels resident Elizabeth See Sundays Kaleido scope Section of the New Braunfels Herald Photo by Annelles Schlickenrieder Pfeuffer in New Braunfels denied a motion for a stay of execution for Rodolfo at The Texas Resource Center filed the stay request along with a writ of habeas corpus around in an attempt to delay the execution which was scheduled for early Friday Sea 3   

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