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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 23, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Braunfels 410 M016 M SOWFBT MICROPUBLISHINQ M 2627 E YANDELL DR EL TX 79903 173 March Serving Comal County Home of Nancy Johnson 50 Cents 75 Cents Sunday 88 WestPoint finalist for governors award By GARY CARROLL HeraldZettung WestPoint Pepperell in New Braunfels is a finalist for the Gov ernors Environmental Excellence a statewide award spon sored by the Texas Water Com mission in conjunction with the Clean Texas 2000 According to Kevin West Point Pepperells environmental and safety Hie company was selected as a finalist for its continuing efforts in environ mental awareness and the posi tive effect its efforts have had on the company and the community Pepperell is currently involved in an organic cotton producing Organic cotton is produced using no pesticides or herbicides and is milled without chemicals or Don director of qual ity control and technical services at WestPoint Pepperell said the company has been working on the organic manufacturing for quite some and that he was very pleased with the recogni The potential for businesses who are involved with helping the environment is really and I think that more businesses ought to IppkuintQ how they become more environmentally Compton Baris said the primary benefit of growing is the elimination of possiblerunoff of harmful herbicides and pesticides that could contaminate ground And although the process of growing and manufacturing organic cotton is more Baris said the result is a chemi calfree cloth that has not jeop ardized the WestPoint Pepperell has been certified as an organic manufac turer by the Texas Department of Agriculture and soon will receive organically colored which is colored without the use of dyes or Compton said the governmen tal certification is a key element in the success of the program in that customers want to do busi ness with someone they can and someone they know is help ing improve the Other programs the company is involved in include wastewater treatment and paper and plastic recycling Baris said the efforts are a part of a companywide directive to help both the company and the com Its affected the company by helping us reduce our costs and its saving the community by keeping recyclable materials out of the Baris West Point Pepperell is one of more than 50 finalists in the pro and Ann Richards will present the awards at a ban quet in Austin on April The awards are made of recy cled steel and Participants line up their animals in lamb competition during the Comal County Junior Live stock which was held over the weekend at the fair Harold treasurer for the live stock show said the group raised approximately this roughly above last years More tha 300 entries were judged in the Photo by John Brandt Budget to be approved before election By GARY CARROLL HeraldZeltung The 19931994 budget was pre sented to the New Braunfels City Council Monday and May or Clinton Brandt said it should be approved before the May 5 council The budget will appear on the April 26 and an addi tional budget workshop was scheduled for April A public hearing was scheduled for April 12 Councilman Paul Fraser sug gested to council members that there might not be enough time between now and the April 26 council meeting to give council members ample time to properly assess the Fraser suggested adjusting the budget calendar to move the item after the May 1 I feel that like council mem bers coming on ought to have the right to deliver the budget that they have to sit on for a Fraser And I know it feels a lot better when its a budget you have a chance to vote Councilman Bill Arnold and Mayor Clinton Brandt saying the newly elected council members may not have the time to fully and thoroughly review the budget before votingon it andthat the council should take care of the budget prior to the Brandt the the current council should adopt a budget before the election to help the new council avoid any unnecessary I think we are doing an injus tice to those people coming and an injustice to ourselves as I think we are doing an injustice to those people coming and an injus tice to ourselves as city councilmen to be responsible enough to take the responsibility to do our Mayor Clinton Brandt city councilmen to be responsible enough to take the responsibility to do our Brandt Lets do our job as were meant to do up here on the council and act on the budget on April Councilman Dan Bremer said the council was a long way from agreeing on the and he did not feel any council could successfully assess the bud Bremers main concern was being able to work through the budget without time constraints and help all council members ful ly understand the budget prior to the April 26 I think weve raised more ques tions in the last meeting than Bremer Brandt urged council members to question city staff for help arid bring questions to the council Council members finally agreed that an additional budget work shop was necessary to fully address the The first scheduled workshop was scheduled for April The new budget year begins July Fire marshal continuing probe into Rhoads blaze By GARY CARROLL HeraldZeltung New Braunfels Fire Marshal John Berber said he is continuing his investigation in the 5 fire that did more than dam age to Rhoads Raul Martinez of New was arrested last Tuesday in connection with the Burglary suspect to go before grand jury burglary of Rhoads and was sub sequently charged with the bur glary of His bail was set at He remains in the county Herber said an investigation is continuing into the fire that destroyed which occurred the same night as the and that he is awaiting the results of investigations by the New Braunfels Police Fire investigators are also ques tioning Martinez regarding a blaze at the Brauntex Movie The according to the fire marshal said an investigation into the theater fire is continuing and nothing def inite has been Im still waiting for the results of the police departments and if that turns out in may favor then more charges will be filed against Herber District Attorney Bill Reimer said it was still too early to com ment on the cause of the fires that destroyed Rhoads and damaged Brauntex Movie Reimer said Martinez would appear before a grand jury in April on charges of burglarizing Rhoads and Officials put task force commander on the payroll By ROSE MARIE EASH HeraldZeltung Comal County Commissioners approved the addition of the Alamo Area Task Force commander position to the Comal County sheriffs department Sumner formerly of the Hol lywood Park Police is expect ed to continue in that according to Sheriff Jack Hollywood Park recently withdrew from the task making the position and Bowen Bremer I think it would be to our advantage if we have the executive director and the task force commander located here in New Bremer The position was approved at a yearly salary during the courts weekly The monies will come out of existing funds within the sheriff departments bud according to Those funds will be reimbursed through the task force Bremer is the execu tive director for the Alamo Area Task In other Commissioner Moe Schwab asked the court to approve a pass through price of for a fire ant eradication formula available through the county extension The price of Amdro has been raised from to said Weve been selling it for At this I would move that we do not increase the price of Amdro to the public and have just a pass In other well pay and well sell it for The Commissioners approved the The commissioners also Held a public hearing on street name assignments and approved Approved the hiring of temporary replacements for employees requesting maternity leave in the treasurers office and the juvenile probation Approved monthly financial In a workshop the commission ers heard a presentation by David of Health Care Young offered his services to help the commissioners determine what should be done when the countys health care insur ance contract comes up for renewal later this Inside WATER Stammtisch Best wishes The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung sends Birthday wishes to Rosina Rafeal Victor Ricardo Jaime John Brian Marguerite Twper and Otto Belated Birthday wishes go to Letrice Bible Study Bishop Crispus Nzaho of Kenya will teach the Mens Bible Study Breakfast at 7 Wednesday and the Womens Study at 10 at Johns Episcopal He will also speak at the monthly parish potluck supper at 6 at the Community Chorale The New Braunfels Community Chorale will meet as usual today at 7 downstairs in the Eden All singers are invited to Colonial Dames The Colonial Dames XVII Century have changed their regular meeting date to March 23 at the Education 430 Mill Parking is in the rear of the Members should take the street level entrance and the elevator on the right to the second The program Colonial Clergy will be presented by Mary Beth Continued on page 2 Sports Allstate athlete Mike a junior for ward for the 199293 District 284A champion New Braunfels has been named to the Class 4A AllState Second Team by the Texas Association of Basketball SM Pagt 5   

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