Wednesday, October 9, 1991

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 9, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas BEST AVAILABLE COPY Wednesday October 1991 231 Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL C 0 George McCullough Two 18 Pages Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braurtfels Herald Zeltung wishes happy birthday today to Ofclia Isabel Rebecca Dorinda Diana Casandra Melissa Ann Robbie Manuel Doralisa Alvarado and Belated birthday wishes to Dar rell Midge Preston Lcrsha Fairchild and Trudi Happy anniversary today to Know of a birthday or anniver sary Give our receptionist a call the day before at 6259144 wed like to share in the Lawmakers to speak Responding to a request from Comal ISD patrons and Superintendent Joe Rogers has arranged a public meet ing with State Bill Sims and State Edmund Kuempel on 14 at 7 at Smithson Valley High School to discuss the school districts finan cial Audience participa tion is invited at this which is open to the For more information call Rogers at 625808 lor 512 Wurstfest tickets Advance tickets for Wurstfest are available at the Wurstfest Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and New Braunfels Advance tickets are or at the gate and advance or at the door of Wurs Homespun screening Early Childhood will be offering screening at Canyon Lake Action Center 17 from 9 to noon for children from bit ill to 3 years of For more information call Farm Bureau The annual meeting and bar becue for Comal County Farm Bureau members will be 13 at the Bracken Volunteer Fire Department in Din ner will be served at 7 For more information call NBU club sponsors sale The New Braunfels Utilities Employee Activity Organization will be conducting a rummage sale The sale will be at the NBU Maine Office at 263 Main Plaza from 9 until Call 6298474 for more informa Heritage Exhibit Volunteers arc 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 Welsch at Casino night Canyon Lake Chamber of Com merce will present Casino Night 26 from 710 at Woodlands Country Doors open at Advance tickets at the Door prizes and Las Vegas style games arc planned for the 2 Good Day Todays high in the 80s likely will be followed by an overnight low in the high Southeast winds near 10 mph are Similar conditions are due the remainder of the with highs into the 80s and lows in the high 50s In New Braunfels the high was 78 and the overnight low was For weather see Page Inside DEAR TV ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer The Comal County Commissioners Court has agreed to work with The Hummel Museum to explore purchase of the former First Federal building downtown through some type of cooperative Commissioners met for about hours Monday night with David president of The Hummel Museum the countys financial advisor and bond legal and others to discuss the foot located at 199 Main the court adopted a resolution supporting continued pur suit of such a What we did was just explore what we were all interested Nothing is fixed in stone at this said County Judge Carter Castcel also organized a committee to evaluate the facility and suggest possible uses of the available The possibility of sharing building landscaping and repairs also is being Topics scheduled for further dis cussion at a Friday meeting in the Commissioners Courtroom also include the legal possibility of a joint purchase of the building or a purchase by the county with a longterm museum If all this this will be a good deal for the county because we get some needed office space and have space for the future as this coun ty grows in population at a very rea sonable Casteel At die same The Hummel Museum Has the opportunity to get a build ing for much less than what they would have had to and its right in the middle of which should make a major impact within the Casteel said the estimated purchase price couldnt be released because of the possibility of pending I think its a good opportunity for Union Street closed for sewer work ByMARKWARNKEN StaH Writer Union Street will be closed daily beginning today between McKenna Memorial Hospital North Street for New Braunfels Utilities sewer line The road will be closed to through traffic between about 7 and Monday through Friday for about three but will available to emergency said Wesley NBUs chief water and sewer Cars will be detoured a block out of the he Weve been having stoppage problems routinely in that Harnff Its concrete pipe and the aggregate is showing on the full circumference of the pipe all the way through which is a sign of its so we need to replace it before the whole thing collapses and really causes us some NBU workers will cut a trench about 10 to 12 feet deep for a new 8inch PVC sewer line on the opposite side of the street from the current 8inch concrete which will be Harnff Section of 306 reopens today ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer FarmtoMarket Road 306 was scheduled to reopen to traffic today after an 11week Texas Highway Department bridge construction The project in northwest Comal County bridged the state high way systems largest metal pipe struc which is showing preliminary signs of structural according to Bobbie highway department resident engineer in Comal FM306 has been closed between 2A exploring purchase Contract on computer upgrade could be awarded on Thursday ByMARKWARNKEN Staff Writer Comal County Commissioners Court on Thursday is scheduled to consider awarding a contract for upgrading its troubled dataprocessing Commissioners will discuss two computer proposals during their weekly meeting at 10 in the Commissioners Courtroom of the Courthouse 150 A workshop will precede the meeting at 9 The Software Group and IBM both submitted complicated proposals opened by the court last Pianobased the countys current software sup submitted a bid including both hardware and TSG as outlined in the proposal while IBMs bid included only i Based on recommendations to the county by independent computer consul tant Bill McGinty of TSG has proposed improvements and additions expected to cost more than in the first year of a fiveyear The upgrade features a new main computer for the Courthouse judi cial dataprocessing During the the proposed if would be expected Bomb scare See Page 2A our and I hope it will Were trying every way lo capi talize on Castecl But there are still a lot of questions to be We cant just go into this thing The Hummel Museum will benefit the county through added which boosts county sales tax she At least people a year are expected to visit the targeted to open by the summer of The attraction governed by the nonprofit Hummel Museum corporate foundation will be the site of the worlds largest collection of twodimensional ait by Sister Lamon said museum officials and the county this week have been dis cussing possible ways to divide the building to the benefit of both The suitability of the building for a museum also is being he We think its a wonderful oppor tunity for the Hummel to have a build ing thats virtually ready to occupy and a building that would have an immediate downtown Lamon We think the location is and we couldnt have envi sioned anything betlcr lhan this But at this its still just an opportunily because nolhing has been The president of Victoria Bank in New Braunfels lasl week offered lo exercise his banks option lo purchase Ihc former First Federal building downlown on behalf of counly and the Hummel Victoria Bank and Trust Regional Director Walker has asked that a decision be reached by saying he must notify the Resolution Trust whdther or not he will exercise his The RTC is currently ulilizing space in the building and is expected lo maintain thai use through so the Hummel group and the county could not occupy it or begin to make structural changes in it until after that date unless some agreement could be reached with the RTC lo sur render a portion of it This artillery about three feet now is in the hands of a Army bomb squad after a customer at Comal Iron and Metals sug gested owners of the scrap metal firm have it Photo by Robert Stewart Old artillery shell likely scrap metal By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer There was a bit of a bomb scare at Comal Iron and Metals on Highway 306 near Hunter Road on nobody was really scared but a Army bomb squad did come down from Fort Hood to pick up the offensive It had been silting around here for a couple of said Mary Ann coowner of the I had called the National Guard before and they just kind of never showed The object was an artillery about three feet that apparently ended up in the scrap yard after being bought with a load of scrap We probably bought it for scrap Rodriguez A mail The crew JFqrtHopd took the shell back lo the base for Fort Hood officials indicated that if it had been properly released it would have been marked with identifying This one was Rodriguez This just shows how little attention the military pays to things like said Johnny Were pretty sure that it was already The Rodriguezs asked the bomb squad if they could have the shell back after it was tested but were told that it would probably be cut open as part of the inspection Horsing around Riding with Don Butch at the Offerman Ranch near New Braunfels are Rainer and George Amadous The visiting from the region near Duesseldorf in northern are in Texas to learn more about quarter While most Germans follow the English riding physician Held owns four quarter horses and is expecting two to Dick is a horse The pair next will travel to Colum for a quarter horse Offerman Ranch currently stocks about 20 horses and boards Photos by Annelies Schlickenrieder Lottery issue leads 5 ballot By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer One major proposed constitutional amendment to be voted on in the 5 special election calls for the creation of a state The proposed amendment permits the legislature to authorize the state to operate lotteries and to contract with one or more legal entities to lotteries on behalf of the The amendment specifically provides that all or part of the operation of the lottei ries may delegated to private according to information released by Edmund One part of the lotlcry bill that has not received much attention is the proposed creation of a system to study and treat compulsive The bill states The commission shall establish a program for 1 publ ic and training regarding problem or compulsive gambling and 2 the treatment prevention of compulsive The commissions program under subsection a must include 1 estab lishing and maintaining a tollfree 800 telephone number to provide crisis counseling and referral services to families experiencing difficulty as a result of problem or compulsive gambling 2 promoting public awareness regarding the recogition and prevention of problem or compul sive gambling 3 through inservice training and other the availability of effective assistance programs for problem or compulsive gamblers and 4 con ducting studies to identify adults and juveniles in this stale who or who are at risk of becoming problem or compulsive The if approved by will appropriate million from the gen eral revenue fund to the comptroller for the establishment of the state lot The comptroller will also be authorized to transfer other monies into the lottery as to See