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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 1, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas                                Tuesday October 1991 225 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY Home fining le of Woodrow Rust4J One 16 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels llerald Zeltung wishes happy birthday today to Joshua Joseph Dan Chris Rosemary Espinoza and Lori Belated birthday wishes to Dan ny Magan Rcnce Gon zalez and Phylis Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the 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 Marie Zipp at 6252520 or Cora Jane Wclsch at Trade seminar The city of New Braunfcls and the Alamo Area Council of Gov ernments will sponsor a How to trade with Mexico and Germany at 6 tonight in the con ference room at the Municipal 424 Castcll The seminar will guide particip ants through the process of trading with Mexico and Germany or set ting up joint Jim Forester with the International Trade Divi sion of the city of San Antonio and Dagmar Grieder with NCNBs Foreign Trade Office will conduct the Farnsworth to speak Bill Farnsworth of the Oakhills Rotary Club will be the featured speaker Wednesday at the weekly meeting of the New Braunfcls 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 Life Chain II planned Last about 700 Comal County residents stood shoulder to shoulder in a cold holding up signs with two messages Abor tion Kills Children and Jesus Heals and That first loc al Life Chain was part of what has become an annual nationwide public stand against This New Braunfcls Life Chain II is scheduled from 2 to 3 along San Antonio and Scguin streets down Democratic women Texas Democratic Women of Comal County will meet at at Molly Dutchtreat dinner at 7 Rep resentatives from several com munity based programs will describe their organizations work and officers for the next biennium will be Call 6201522 for more Doctor to discuss ADD James medical director of Colonial will dis cuss Attention Deficit Disorder at 7 tonightat Lone Star Primary The event is sponsored by New Braunfcls Independent School Good Day Partly cloudy conditions could yield a slight chance for rain this when the high should reach about The overnight low likely will be in the Simi lar conditions are due but a cold front may be on the the high in New Braunfels Mon day was 85 and the overnight low was For weather see Page Insldr DEAR FAIR 14 8PORT8 Whats cooking Mixing up one of about a dozen recipes prepared during Llfeiityies Cooking School is home economist Lucinda Kahny of Homemakers About New Braunfels residents were on hand for the Civic Center hosted by the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung and a slate of local Photo by Stephanie Ferguson City Council votes to hire investigator ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer The New Braunfcls City Council after a threehour executive session on Monday decided to hire an outside firm to investigate allegations of improper conduct against the city manager and council members The council voted 70 to hire an investigating firm based outside Com al Mayor Pro Tcm Ramon Chapa made the seconded by Council Member Rudy Also voting in favor were Mayor James Goodbread and Council Mem bers Lorainc Clinton Bill Arnold and Paul I move to appoint an outside investigator to investigate allegations against the city manager or City Council including those recently Chapa said in making the Another meeting is scheduled to hire an investiga tor and decide the scope of the The council recently met twice in closed session concerning allegations against City Manager Paul After a fourhour executive meeting on a deeply divided council voted 43 to retain Grohman as mana An emergency meeting sche duled for 14 to consid er and take action regarding removal of mayor failed to draw the fivc membctquorurjarequired for After Mondays Good bread said he couldnt comment spec ifically on the allegations discussed or the reasons the meeting lasted three During next weeks each council member individually will propose allegations they wish the investigator to examine and then the council will vote on the mayor We will hire an outside investiga tion firm to investigate all these mat and it will be from outside Comal County so it will be Good bread This will be concerning matters that have been brought up before and perhaps some additional Chapa declined to comment on the necessity to investigate any allega tions and the seriousness of the allega tions against Grohman and council Were trying to clear the Were going to do an investigation of the city and wed also like to include council We want to wipe the slate clean once and for all and get the city back on the right Chapa said following the It was a unanimous and I think its a positive step in the right Chapa We all agreed that this was the best possible There was some talk that we had to do among We aired out some of problems that weve had in the and weve come to we cant let personalities interfere in Chapa Its the general consensus of all the council people thai we whats best for the Asked if the investigation was a move to begin to iron out council Goodbread I would See Page 2 As moratorium XWC studies rules By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor A moratorium placed on hazardous waste permits in Texas earlier this year ends opening the door once again to companies want ing to secure those this a new law recently passed by the Texas Legislature is forcing companies to meet stricter guidelines before gaining a The Texas Water Commission is expected to adopt new rules Wednes day to comply with that new known as Senate Bill The law says they new rules have to be in place by said TWC Spokesman Bill adding the proposed rules track the law and are stronger than past David president for New Braunfelsbascd Securing a Future said a portion of the new law could be all it takes to stop the Lafarge and its subsidiary Systech Environmental from gaining permits to store and burn hazardous waste as fuel at the Bal cones Cement Plant in New This is the cheapest arguable Wallace said referring to a halfmile buffer Senate Bill 1099 states no plant will be allowed to store or burn hazardous waste if it is located within a halfmile of a resi day care cen dedicated park or surface water body for The Balcones Cement Plant is located on Wald along with the city of New commissioned two sepa rate land surveys recently that indi cated there are three homes located within a halfmile of the Balcones Cement therefore being in vio lation of SB Wallace said he has received infor mation that Lafarge and Systech offi cials have approached at least one landowner within the buffer zone to buy his We talked to them about that fact that they may fall into that halfmile said Herb spokesman at the Balcones Cement We discussed the possibility of buying the property We have not had a response back that they have an interest one way or the other of Schneider said he would not dis cuss how much money had been offered for the SAFE spokesman Paul Pcnnington said the fact Lafarge has discussed buying the property is another exam ple of the company not caring about how people in the community feel about the The fact that Lafarge has con firmed that they arc attempting to buy the property is another clear example of how this company chooses to total ly disregard the overwhelming will ol the people of New Braunfels to drop this Pennington The Water Commission is sche duled to meet at 9 CISD to contract with city for drug dog use By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer At their regular monthly meeting Monday at Smithson Valley High trustees of the Comal Inde pendent School District approved an agreement with the city of New Braun fcls to provide canine narcotics and narcotics paraphernalia detection ser vices at the districts secondary Cost will be for the This is the first year that the New Braunfcls Police Department will pro vide the service to the In previ ous a private company was con tracted to provide drug dog Principals have had some concerns with the private company we had con tracted said Roy director of maintenance and opera If we continue with the drug dogs in our schools I recommend we go with the The principals themselves have found much more than the dogs Superintendent Joe Rogers refer ring to the previously contracted com I think the kids are smarter than the dogs The oneyear agreement states that the city will provide a total of twenty onsite visits per year to the middle schools and high schools in the Comal Independent School Each vis it shall include one trained drug tion dog and at least one police Do we really want to keep using dogs in our schools with the budget Linnartz If the dog can provide us some its worth The cost works out to per I think its a said Rusty Canyon Middle School The schools that will be subject to the searches arc Canyon High Smithson Valley High Canyon Middle School and Smithson Valley Middle A similar agreement with the City of New Braunfels was recently approved by New Braunfcls In other the board approved outofdistrict student trans fers on a 61 vote with Trustee Tom Potter voting Four of the six students seeking transfers met the hardship criteria while two did not but would bo moving to the area Rogers I would appreciate in the future if we could vote on TEAapproved and nonapproved Potter He added that he has had to vote against all students because there was one or two unacceptable transfer I cant balance waiving tuition with the kind of tax rate we Trustee Jim Middleton Trustees also approved a trust plan for accounting of employee tions to the districts welfare benefit plan and bids for microcomputer computer supplies and Apple and MSDOS IBM or clone compu ters including operating system soft ware and CISD Technology Coordinator Nina presents a plaque recognizing the district as a partner In Innovation for use of videodisc science programs from Optical Data Corporation to board President Lee and Superintendent Joe Photo by Robert Stewart Also approved were the monthly tax payment to and membership in the the South Texas Cooperative Purchasing Teacher career ladder assignments for 19919 were approved by the bowl as recommended by the career ladder Assignments were made based on the stricter criteria adopted by trusteei in accord ing to Arlcn assistant superin tendent for He said that must be transferred into the fund from the district to cover fully funding the payments not met by suite The district has 92 employees at level 238 at level two and 75 at level Tieken Not as many mot the criteria last Tieken More teachers nave qualified through working for it 2 Rogers sets meeting with board member By ROBERT STEW ART Staff Writer CISD Superintendent Joe Rogers will meet with State Board of Education member John Shields at 10 at the CISD central office to discuss the states current system of classifying school districts us rich or he Every person Ive had the chance to uilk to none will claim theyre rich and none will claim theyre Rogers Theyre some where in the Rogers feels that the state should adjust the funding formula so that there ore three or more classifications of districts instead of just He also alerted par en is to look in the Superintendents Report Card newsletter that be sent out this week for addresses and information to use when writing to officials about the funding I did not send out a form letter because form letters get thrown Rogers I want each one of you to write your own letter to one or all of the four people I have listed Rogers also said that ho and Abel 8tt 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