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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 4, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Braunfels p g HeraldZe March Swing Comal CountyHome of Rebecca Nodal 50 Cents 75 Cents Sunday TdmPurxJum president Heads tourist Meeting By DAVID SULLENS Herildttltung President of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of is playing a piv otal role in developing an economic development con ference that will draw par ticipants from a wide and Purdum WilTacC as that conferences The Austin and Your set for March in the Lower Col orado River Authority Board Room in the Hancock Build ing in tv is w able and preTregistrabon is on tourism as a key element of a communitys economic development who has stressed in a variety of forums throughout the state the importance of tourism as a key piece of any economic development was asked by Glenn Altwein with develop the confer Altwein heads the Community Development element of the Lower Col orado River Tourism can boost ah economy faster easier and more economically that just about any other fornvof eco nomic Pur dum told the HeraldZeitung this But Purdum stressed that tourism is only one element of any healthy economic development Tourism is a critical part of economic he but it cannot be kept v The veteran of community development said far too many economic development programs simply overlook the potential of The conferences first which will be presented by Purdum and by Vic Math of the Texas Travel Industry ii WHiUl TourUnn and How Doei It Benefit a Communityr That first session will 2 Mission Valley plant to be sold to Lewis By ROSE MARIE EASH HsraldZeHung West PointPepperell officials announced Wednesday their intent to sell the New Braunfels based Mission Valley Woven Fabrics operation to members of existing management and The Lewis a Dallas based investment Valley is a fine oper with excellent Joe Jennings president of WestPoint said in a written statement We are pleased that ownership will be vested in the strong hands of the people who best know Valley and for whom we have a high They have our best wishes for their continued Mission which employs approximately 800 man ufactures woven yarndyed fab rics for the home fur nishings and retail This is an exciting opportuni Bill who leads the management team purchas ing Mission Valley and who will be the companys new said in a written the strong financial back ing of The Lewis Company and the continued commitment of our loyal Mission Valley customers and we are highly optimistic about panys John Lewis of The Lewis Company will be chairman of the West PointPepperell sources named members of the manage ment group participating in the purchase as Barry who becomes senior vice president of and Elaine Patter who becomes vice president of Tim Gates will be vice presi dent of finance and Guadalupe Castaneda will be general man Grimm and Patterson will remain in New York Gates and Castaneda will remain in New Subject to final agreement on selling the closing of the deal is expected to be com pleted by the end of Jen nings On the impact the change will have on the local Cas taneda We will be able to modernize our equipment especially our dyeing Its a great We have the best people in the world so were looking forward to expanding our Castaneda said Mission Val ley is the only certified producer of organic products in the state and looks forward to developing that The specialized products are marketed to com panies like Which pro mote environmentally safe uct He said the major change would be having the corporate headquarters based at the New Braunfels Only the sales office will be located in New York based closer to the fabric Castaneda said there are no immediate plans for changes in plant operations other than mod Hurt worker flown from site to BAMC By GARY CARROLL HeraldZeitung A road crew worker was transported to Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio Wednesday following a construction accident which left him pinned between a frontload ing tractor and a Charles was listed in serious con dition at the San Antonio facility Thursday a medical center spokesman New Braunfels Fire emer gency medical units and the Comal County Sheriffs Department responded to the acci which 11 on the east service road just north of the Kohlen burg Road exit at Interstate Highway 35 Rescue personnel stabilized the who sustained multiple cuts and abrasions and was having trouble according to New Braunfels emergency medical technician Merlin Baptist AirLJfe arrived on the scene at to transferred the patient after a brief patient status check before lifting off for San Emergency workers performed a needle decompression to restore air pressure to the injured mans and he was transported to BAMC fully Officials at BAMC said the man was suf fering from serious chest injuries and is being Emergency medical technicians respond to an accident in which Charles Abels was pinned between a tractor and a Abels treated in the surgical intensive care was transported by Baptist AirLife to Brook Army Medical Photos by John Four file council s Foycr people have filed to tun for two Garden Ridge City Council positions in the May 1 Candidates Include Russell Bill and current Councflmen Reed wlteeVfltwJ portion of mayor wHJ alao and accord ing Secretary James Jeffereno one has announced their intent to Mayor Jay Millikin has not yet will fteefc Garden Ridge repair project on hold By GARY CARROLL HeraldZeitung Only two of the three highpri ority Garden Ridge street repair projects will receive funding for repairs due to budgetary con city council members decided Garden Ridge Mayor Jay Mil likin recommended to the council that repairs on Forest Waters Circle and Schoenthal Road should proceed as bid but he said that the repairs to Bind seil Road simply could not be The city budgeted to complete repairs on three but after receiving repair esti mates of a total cost of city officials said they had to pri oritize the repairs to the two most needy and costeffective The repairs on Forest Waters Circle have been bid at but could cost up to if more extensive base damage is and the repairs to Schoenthal Road are set at approximately for a total cost of between and well over the budgeted Millikin told council members that the overage could be paid out of the Capital Improvement and council members approved the 1993 streetrepair program as amend Garden Ridge City Council members decided not to extend for one a variance to city 13 that would allow the operation of a realtor office out of a but instead voted to allow the variance for 90 days with mandatory removal of the trailer after 120 Virginia Wiseman is the exclu sive lister for Garden Ridge Estates and operates an onsite office to show properties in the The did ten tatively agree that the trailer could be moved nearer unit 11 of the residential area to facili tate the sales of 31 new residen tial The council also heard from water commission member Charles Flink who briefly dis cussed the impact of pumping restrictions on Garden Flink suggested to the council that the city should begin inves tigating new possibilities for water supply In other council activity Council designated April 17 27 for City Spring Cleanup Pro Council approved restruc turing rent charged to NewPro Computer Supply of tenants of city includ ing a rent increase and longterm rental Council approved consumer fee increase of for waste dis Council approved consolida tion of all city accounts into Gar den Ridge State The Garden Ridge City Council will next meet in regular session 7 April 7 at the municipal building located at 9367 Schoen thal Inside Stammtisch Lotto WATER Best wishes The New sends Birthday wishes to Janice Doris Hulda Kimberh Irma Claude John Jennifer Belated Birthday wishes go to Michael robert Springiest The Downtown Merchants Association will host their annual Springfest from 10 to 3 April 24 at the New Braunfels Utilities parking Concession stands and food booths will be and vendors interested in opperating a booth must contact the association by March The cost of reserving booth space is per Local youth groups will also be encouraged to operate games during the Those students in charge of games can earn community service points for the Corbie Yeaman may be contacted for more information at SelfDefense Class A sixweek selfdefense course will be offered beginning March 9 at 7 at the Peter and Paul Church gym located at 386 Caeteel A registration fee of is required in advance and can be paid during the March 9 For more call Kerry Staats at Continued on 7 Winning lotto numbers Here are results of Lotto Texas winning numbers drawn Wednesday by the Texas Lottery 1M317314044 Estimated Lotto Texas pot million   

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