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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 3, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas AVAIMIH COPY Thursday October 1991 227 Serving NEW BFlAUNFELS and COK Home of Bobby North uno i3P One 12 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels llerald Zcliung wishes happy birthday today to Katii Miguel David Richard Solomon Amy Kyle Richard Marie Elsa Ricardo Sotclo Nayo Frank Derek Helen Marie Richard Sey and Barbara Belated birthday wishes to Kris li Mike Sullivan and Dan ny Happy anniversary today to Clayton and Wanda Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Choir Boosters Club The New Braunfels High School Choir Boosters Club will meet 7 at 7 at New Braunfels Presbyterian 373 Howard For more informa tion call Fall Fest The Fall Fcst at Paul Luthe ran Church is slated for 9 to 5 6 at the baked goods and more will be Officer Installation The vocational clubs of Canyon High School will sponsor its annu al Installation and Torch Cere mony to induct newly elected club officers Guest speaker will be Tom management consultant and career counselor with John Walker and Book sale Friends of the Library Book Sale will be Friday and Saturday from 10 to 5 at the Mun icipal 424 Stuff a bag for starting 3 Yearbook sale In celebration of National Year book the Canyon High School yearbook staff will sell this years book all day Friday including lunch hour and football game for After cost will increase to A deposit is required to hold a Deliv ery will be in May Items needed Smilhson Valley Silver Spurs Dance Team needs donated items for a rummage sale scheduled for Saturday at Buy for Less in New Braunfels from to 4 Funds raised will be used to purch ase uniforms and to put in a scho larship Pick up service is available by calling 512 9643119 or 512 Rummage sale The Rivcrcrcst Heights Neigh borhood Association will host a neighborhood rummage sale from 9 to 1 Saturday at the neighborhood located across the river from the Comal County Take Common Street to Fair Lane to For more call 6292420 or 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 So 2 Good Day A sunny afternoon wilh a high temperature near 92 and southeast winds near 10 mph likely will be followed this evening by declining winds and an overnight low near Partly cloudy highs in the low 90s and a low in low 70s are forecast for A front is expected possibly carry ing showers and cooler For weathen see Page CLASSIFIED 1012 7 CROSSWORD 3 DEAR ABBY 5 HOROSCOPE 7 KALEIDOSCOPE 5 RECORDS 4 SCRAPiQOK 6 SPORTS 89 TVUSTINQ8 7 WEATHER 2 Allegations will remain secret A Statement from Mayor James Goodbread No doubt many of our citizens have seen the San Antonio television stations reports aired on October concerning the issue of the for an investigation of allegations which surround the city Additionally there have been reports in the San Antonio print This recent media reporting was not called by any City As your mayor I deplore this media attention which irtas been brought upon our Within these media reports are statements by the city manager regarding his perceptions of allegations against Councilmember Councilmember Scidel and the three officials that voted not to retain the city manager in recent City Council There have been no allegations by the city manager of the four councilmembcrs that voted to retain Councilmcmbers Scidel and myself are mak ing a joint statement today regarding the jnforemen tioncd It is We will not respond to the city managers allega tions in any It is our position that his allegations are only to distract public opinion from tTne instant cause of the call for the investigation in the I first that local radio media allegations that the city mana ger influenced city employees on how to vote in two recent These media allegations arc but a por tion of other allegations which were presented in an executive session of the The requirement and duty each of us has is to get this matter behind all parties involved as quickly as possible and get on with the regular business of the We have acted in a manner as we know is our ethi cal responsibility to the to the city and the city That responsibility is to cause an investigation to be implemented of any viable allega The purpose of such an investigation being to clear the air of the whole matter while protecting the civil and legal rights of all That concludes the joint statement but now there is further related Today I have personally con tacted all but one of our councilmembers regarding the cost of this That one was unavailable though I attempted to contact that Councilmember sev eral times Each of those contacted is of the opin ion that expending city funds to hire an outside agen cy such as a law firm to conduct this investigation is most likely to be expensive for the taxpaying each of us is agreed that we should seek an official governmental outside Comal to conduct this investigation if such is We arc at work on that at this James Goodbread City of New Texas EDITORS NOTE While New Braunfels Mayor James Good bread would not comment on open and executive meetings or the specific allegations behind current strife In city he did Issue a formal It accom panies this story in its ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer Members of the New Braunfels City Council agree that topics dis cussed during recent executive ses sions cant be discussed in The council recently has met sever al times behind closed doors to dis cuss personnel matters concerning City Manager Paul The council voted unanimously earlier this week to arrange an outside investiga tion of Grohman and each City Coun cil member related to allegations of Council Member Paul Fraser said many residents have asked him the reasons the council doesnt discuss the topics of executive sessions when SM 2 SAFE may seek council recalls By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor In an effort to pull a divided New Braunfels City Council Sec uring a Future Environment board members say they will vote soon on whether to recall certain council At this stage recall is one of many options that the board is looking at to try to determine what is the best course of said Paul Penning SAFE Being united and truly committed is something that we take very In recent weeks City Council mem bers have become divided on a num ber of issues regarding the conduct of City Manager Paul While the city manager has among a number of that he influenced city employees to vote a certain way in several including the hazardous waste elec See Page 2 Landowners opposing plans for conservancy By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer Were not discouraged when they tell us theres no use challenging the endangered species act if thats the we dont want to live here said Kathy Heide secretary of the Hill Country Landowners And we do want to keep living here so we are challenging Heidemann addressed themonthly meeting of the Comal County Con cerned Citizens Coalition Wednes day night in New Her landowners group is in opposi tion to the Texas Nature Conservancy which is attempting to establish a Bal concs Canyonlands Conservation Plan to create a possibly acre wilderness habitat in the Texas Hill A representative of the Nature Conser vancy recently spoke to the Con cerned Citizens Heidemann and her group feels that the preserve is an attempt to limit development of privately owned People will take a little bit of reg ulation as long as it doesnt take away Heidemann They are tak ing away property The plan is designed to protect habitats of the Black Capped the Golden Cheeked Warbler and oilier There has been talk about extending the habitat area tow ards San Antonio to encompass more of the Hill You can look in the phone book and you wont sec any taxpayer orga she But you will see 10 or 15 environmental They have funding and they spend it on Thats what it takes is all landow ners to get Heidemann groups hit spots not wanting to upset too many people at one A group such as the Nature Conser vmicy identifies an area as a target site for a thereby scaring poten tial buyers and negatively influencing properly according to Then when prices the group buys land for a she We call this the big Texas land she I hope you will oppose reducing land values to pro tect endangered The Resolution Trust Company RTC has become involved in the situation by agreeing to accept million for acres of repossessed FDIC property if the Canyonland project is Heidemann Her group feels that the Nature Conservancy is being given special treatment by the So far we have kept the plan from being she Its iust another method of stopping Mstry and Robin both of paint sores on each other to demonstrate to the Texas Water Commission Wednesday whiat hazardous waste can do to Photo by Stephanie Ferguson TWC rewriting halfmile limit By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor AUSTIN While new rules for hazardous waste disposal facilities were adopted Wednesday by the Tex as Water a controversial ha dfmile distance requirement was deleted and will be reviewed and adopted separately after more public commissioners pulled that out from the rest of rules to solicit more comment and rewrite and rede velop said Jennifer spokesperson for the The halfmile distance requirement adopted by Texas lawmakers in Senate Bill states no plant nand limg hazardous waste will be allowed to store or bum waste if it is located within a halfmile of a commissioners pulled that out from the rest of rules to solicit more comment and rewrite and redevelop Jennifer spokesperson for the TWC day care dedi cated park or surface water body for The requirement could affect the plans of Lafarge and Systech officials to store and burn hazardous wasie at the Balcones Cement Plant in New Two surveys commissioned by Securing a Future Environment and the city of New Braunfels indicated there are three homes located within a halfmile of the plant located on Wald Officials of Lafarge have con firmed they have approached the landowners about possibly purchasing ihe Mitchell said the commissioners want more public comment about the distance requirement and want to explore the definition of a residence and how the distances will be SAFES understanding is that the water commissioners yesterday made a move to take steps to further clarify what boundaries will be used in the measurement of the said SAFE spokesman Paul Robin a nurse from Mid lothian where cement plants are already burning hazardous waste as said she wants the distance requirement to be expanded to five We want them to not be able to burn within five miles of a a residential parks and recrea tion Sanders Canyon Lake resident loses in cash scam l By ROBERT STEWART Staff Wrlttr Area residents should be wary of gelrichquick as one Canyon Lake man learned Wednes day Two welldressed men allegedly scammed in cash from a man who thought he would get out of the said Roque of the New Braunfels Police The Canyon Lake man slopped at an Interstate Highway 35 Service sta tion in Sait Antonio to buy gasoline and was approached by the conman about a He agreed to give the man a ride and stopped to pick up a friend of the The passengers talked about Christianity and Roque The actor showed the complainant in Roque They said that he could have the money if ho gave some of hit money to The complainant then drove to New Braunfels and withdrew from his checking The suspects then told the man that he had shown that he was responsible wilh money and presented him with the wrapped in a red ban dana at a local chicken They told him lo go deposit it in the bank and donate another to char Roque The complainant left the two actors at the restaurant ami drove back lo the Roque He opened the wrapper and found nothing but culup newspapers inside the The complainant then drove back lo the restaurant in an attempt to contact the two actors but they were not One of the men had given the vic tim a name and telephone number on a slip of paper to help gain his Roque Investigation of the case will
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