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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 19, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Braunfels Herald February Serving Comal Home of Allison Rodrick 66 Daily 50 Sunday 75 cents PLAYOFF SHOT Brad Lybrand and the New Braunfels Unicorns play Alamo Heights tonight for a spot in the state playoffs at the Canyon Gym at The two teams tied with Boerne at the endOf the season at 122 and the winner of tonights game will play the Greyhounds Saturday at noon to determine 1 and 2 heading into the Boerne is already in the playoffs by virtue of a coin See page Photo by John Operation Fireball Lions Club tackles Seguin Street underpass By GARY CARROLL HeraldZeltung Members of the New Braunfels Noon Lions Club will clean the stones of the underpass on Seguin Street in an beautification effort to prepare for the citys upcoming sesquicenten More than 200 volunteers from the local service along with the Lionesses and are expected to work alongside a group of New Braun fels firefighters during Operation Fire which is scheduled from 25 Whats the first thing a tourist sees when they drive in to New Braunfels said Joe president of the Noon Lions Its greasy and mildewy and it desperately needs to be Worl One of the most important things about this Worl is the number of people and groups repre Members of the Noon the the Junior Lions Clubs or Leos from New Braunfels and the Comal Independent School Districts will pitch in to clean up the Worl said the undertaking is part of the organizations yearly environmen tal which he said will also pre pare the city for its upcoming sesqui centennial celebration in We want things to look good for Worl said the Lions Club approached Main Street Director Penelope Church about a possible environmental pro and shei suggestedseveral More than iSiOOO cai travel through the the underpass daily during the peak tourist Worl citing a recent its construction in it has become extremely he As far as we the underpass has not been cleaned since its con struction almost 60 years Church Penelope Main Street talks with Union Pacific Railroad officials regarding work on the Seguin Street Photo by John Along with the numerous service members of the New Braunfels Fire Department will also be on hand during the Battalion Chief Bob Reed said the department will be supplying a tanker truck for the Well mix the detergent with the water in one of the 500gallon tanks on the truck and then apply it by spray ing it on the Reed Then well hose it off with fresh Reed said the water will be pumped out of the bottom of the underpass and disposed of and none of the used water or detergent will go into the Guadalupe if some should leak into the Reed said the detergent is not harmful and is approved by the Texas Water The detergent wouldnt hurt the riv er even if some did get Reed Perry Wingfield Construction also will be supplying a tanker truck in addition to the truck from the city of New Seguin will be blocked off around the area of the underpass beginning at Traffic will be re routed during the project For those participating in the parking has been made available in tii e following areas The Old Mud Hut south of the Barrys Underpass and Arlon Jonas Radiator Opticalscan voting to be used in May By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeltung NEW BRAUNFELS In a 32 vote Comal County Commissioners decided to use the opticalscan voting machines one more time for the special May 1 Records Corpora tion has agreed to come do some and do the May election at no cost to give us another look at that said Joy county Well still have some options open to us if we are not satisfied after that so that is my rec ommendation to the that we give them the opportunity to see what we can do about the cor rections and some of the things that happened in the last three she The opticalscan system has been used for three elections since it was None of those con sidered a success for various rea the most significant of which Election precincts to be consolidated By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeitung NEW BRAUNFELS Commissioners ap proved the proposed consolidation of election precincts for the May 1 special election in yester days session of Cornal County Commissioners A lot of thought was given to convenience for the said County Clerk Joy felt it would be to have Cdty and county pollingplaces at the same locations so they were not confused and voters had to run to various locations to Thafs the reason for the con solidation in the areas that we Streater said she consulted with election officials for the city of New Braunfels concerning the city elections so the appropriate polling places could be The court also approved aresolution endorsing a candidate project for fundwg the Inter modal SurfaceTramportation Efficiency the See page 2 was the quality of the printing on the ballots for the November general Due to the poor quality of the election results for Comal County were delayed to the early morning hours of the following according to county BRC has offered to replace the system with a comparable punch card system in an even offi cials BRC officials expressed their feeling that the problems thus far encountered can be an offer was extended to allow the county one more try with the opti calscan system in the May 1 elec Commissioners have been wrestling with the issue because the paper opticalscan ballots were more voter friendly than the punch card It is easier for election officials to interpret what a voter intend ed if the ballot is incorrectly marked by circling the candidate or marking out one candidate and choosing officials See page 2 Krueger sets up hotline for federal employees Bob Kraeger wasted no time looking for waste in gov ernment after listening to President Bill Clintons econom ic The fledgling senator ran an ad in yesterdays Washing ton Post publishing an 800 number and asking frontline government employees to report instances of government waste and We wanted to go into the federal governments back yard to get real answers about said Front line employees know where the waste and mismanage ment in government Between 4 and 2 the 800 number in Austin received 181 according to reports from Kruegers Calls ranged from a report of over million in salary bonuses being paid to political appointees in the Energy Department to a confession by one employee who reported making for a position with no job description and no work The phone calls will be analyzed and used to support the passage of a performance audit bill Krueger has pro See page 2 Index Stammtisch Sports WATER Best wishes The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung sends Birthday wishes to Darleen Shealynn Bill Gloria Ramirez and Linda Saturday Birthday wishes to Roger Daunita Hodges and Allison Belated birthday wishes go Domingo Vela Comal ISO Defensive Driving Comal ISD Community Educations Defensive Driving taught by Charlie Rose is scheduled for 610 March 2 and 4 in Room five at Canyon High More information is available at 6258576 or 625 University Women The New Braunfels Branch of the American Association of Uni versity Women will meet at Monday in the Victoria Bank Police officer Bobby Owens will speak on which is being carried out in the local Budgeting Workshop The Comal County Extension Service is offering a Bud geting at 7 22 in the Extension meeting room 132 Water More information is available at 625 Continued on page 9 Daria the New Braunfels Unicorns point was named to the All District first team week in District She is one of 10 players from New Canyon and Smithson Valley to be men and the only one named to the For the complete list of those honored and special page for Comal Countys see page For Home Delivery in New Braunfels and Comal County Call 6259144   

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