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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 26, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas 25 Cents September 1991 222 NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Home of Patricia Vela Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeltung wishes happy birthday today to Jim Schcclc Alcot Butch Fred John Randy Christine Judy Dailcy and Erv Belated birthday wishes to Rod ney Wishes for a happy anniversary today to Tom and Evelyn Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Food for the county fair A number of public civ ic and governmental organizations arc sponsoring food booths at this Comal County Some of the booths include Braunfels Utilities Employee Activities Organization will sell soft sausage wraps and chalupas at he NBU parking lot before and during the Fair New Braunfels Fire Depart ment Auxiliary will sponsor its annual hamburger booth at the Farnsworth to speak Bill Farnsworth of the Oakhills Rotary Club will be the featured speaker Wednesday at the weekly meeting of the New Braunfels Rot ary Farnsworth will speak of the Rotary districts recent Group Study Exchange with District 119 in He will be accompan ied by some of the Exchange team members and will use slides to illustrate his The club meets at noon every Wednesday at Eagles Hall in New Christian Womens Club The Christian Womens Club will sponsor a ladies evening out dinner 8 from 79 at Lake Breeze Ski Lodge in Guest speaker will be Ruby Peckford a televi sion producer and A native of she has a resident of San Antonio for two She is of Dimension IV Music will be provided by Ginni Smith of New Reservations can be made by calling 6290070 or A free nursery is pro vided by calling Volunteers needed If you have an hour or two per week to read a play a game or rock a you can show a child someone cares by volunteer ing at the Childrens Shelter in New Everyone is invited to visit the shelter for a tour and to meet the volunteer coordi nator Ninfa Call 6290659 for more German folk songs Parents wanting their children to learn German folksongs arc encouraged to bring them to Bava rian Village Restaurant 29 at 3 For more infor mation call David Smith at 6291785 after 3 Volunteers needed Volunteers are needed to serve as hostesses and ticket sellers for this years Heritage spon sored by the Heritage Society at the Civic Center during This years theme is The Home Front To volunteer call Rose Mario Zipp at 6252520 2A Good Day Sunny skies likely will con tinued to the along with highs in the midto uppcr80s and overnight lows from the tuidSOs to near In New Braunfels Wed the high was 79 and the overnight low was For weather see Page Inside DEAR TV Fun at the fair The Comal County Fair opened Wednesday with A Night in Olde New Braunfels and Family Night at the Two top spin their way through a kiddie ride while pace out the steps of a traditional German Winners of the polka competi tion were Gayle and Vladimir seen in photo at left flanking A Night in Olde New Braunfels Master of Ceremonies Don Ferguson of Events continue with Fridays parade and a variety of activities through For please see stones on Page Photos by Annelies Schlickenrieder One 12 Pagw Death ruled suicide By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writtr The New Braunfels man who died in a Tuesday night vehicle fire in the 900 block of Hayselton has been identified by dental records as David r said New Braunfels Police Chief Dick Following an autopsy by the Travis County Medical Examiners office the death has been determined to be Headen All indications are that it was self Headen No foul play is said Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Doc It is an apparent There is no evidence of foul play of any He was burned so badly that you couldnt there was no indication of It had to be done by the School tax notices draw in deposits By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer School property tax notices for the New Braunfels Independent School District are out and money has started to come in to the said Lonnie assistant superintendent for I deposited to the CED Curtis said on the district also expects this week to receive the first money from the state for this We have not even got all of our state money in for last Curtis Part of the money were going to get in the next couple of days is probably the last money were going to get out of last That doesnt mean were going to get all of our last year money because were still going to be short the amount that was pro Theyve already come out and made a statement that they would probably be at least million short Continued from 1 NBU could buy fuel from contractor ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer New Braunfels Utilities is studying abandoning the fuel business and switching to a private contractor as a longterm moneysaving This the NBU board of trus tees approved a staff request to seek proposals on oneand twoyear auto matic fuelsupply and service con the board approved advertisement for bids on removal of NBUs underground fuel storage tanks and a mandated environmental study before the While buying from an outside sour ce would mean NBU will pay slightly more per gallon of the move relieves the utility from expensive new Environmental Protection Agen cy requirements designed to protect the environment by preventing under ground fuel storage tank said NBU Finance Director Jeff According to the NBUs three underground fuel tanks at its ware house facility on Klingemann Avenue and tanks on nearby property pur chased from the city would be But within 12 new EPA rules would force NBU to dig up the tanks anyway and install costly leakdetection monitoring equipment and rebury Thompson As EPA regulations are continu ing to get more and more we feel like it would be in our best inter ests to go ahead and have those tanks but first we have to dp an environmental he We are constantly dipping those tanks for inventory and we know of no leaks or Thompson The EPA will require an environ mental study prior to and during removal of the tanks to indicate whether there are any current leaks and how much if needs to If we dont go to automatic off site then were going to end up continuing to fuel said Roger NBU assistant general manager For technical referring to the Klingemann And if we these deadlines for the Commissioners will decide on raise regulations are going to kick in and were going to be spending some major dollars installing the required monitoring equipment and the con stant recording that has to be Prior to the tank NBU would contract with a private fleet fueling At least two local businesses offer such Thompson I think were making the right move to get out of this said New Braunfels Mayor James Good who sits on the NBU UnlbadWfcy BfMARKWARNKEN Staff Wrlttr A Comal County salary grievance committee on Wednesday voted 72 in favor of County Attorney Nathan Rheinlanders request for a 3percent costpfliving salary The ninemember citizen commit tees split vote means that itus Com missioners Court will have the final decision on Rheinlauders request next A unanimous vote would have granted the salary request while fewer than six votes in favor would have killed the Committee members were selected at random from the grand jury County Judge Carter CasieeJ Last eijjhi elected county offi including sal on the grievance cpmmiuee with three members of the tn the countys 1992 apprpved by the Commissioners Rhemlandcrs salary will be the same as in Salary increases for top elected arid appointed officials averaged about 5 All county employees were granted 3percent costoMiving and some were eligible for additional 2percent merit Casteel said as the countys chief budget she recom mended salaries for elected officials and appointed department heads d on comparisons to similar positions both inside and outside the Job performance and responsiveness tp the Court were also la a oresentatipn tp the Rheinlander asked the committee to support his request so the court couldnt control elected officials through their ppcketbopks and affect their responsibUties to the vot ing I feel that I had IP do this because its a matter pf Rheiolan dcr Its a matter pf autonomy because if the Commissioners Court can control the they can cpuirol the Rheinlander outlined the duties and responsibilities of his saying the workload has been increased greatly during the years he has headed the Although the commissioners appeared to be pena lizing him because he was not as responsive as they would like to their he said the office is doing much more than in previous years and is doing it more Per ceived delays in his responses often are due to thorough legal The current court also is much more activist than previous meaning the county is intervening in new legal arenas at a level never seen Rheinlander He said he should determine the priority of matters to be handled by the county attorneys not the Me added that he declined to file grievances on two previous occa even though he had reasons and the right to Even employees in his office received the costoMiving salary adjustments granted to county employees across the Rhein lander Casteel said the court does not feel Rheinlander is attentive to his The court believes it has waited unreasonable amounts of time for such action as legal opinions concern ing the Water Oriented Recreation District and the rewriting of the coun tys adultoriented business restric tions and regulations to make them as strict as state law Casteel Rheinlander and the court have gone around and around since last and 1 can tell that in our discussions we have made a lot of Casteel One of our problems was we did not feel his office had been responsive to our as well as some of the other elected Rheinlander was the single official to appear before the committee this Last most elected county officials appeared before the grie vance Only elected offi cials are eligible to file 100 puicunl With pledges totaling United Way of Comal County is at 51 percent of Its goal for the current fund For details on the please see stories Page
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