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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 22, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY Hummel Museum searching for new director P 2 COUNTDOWN 507 DAYS New Braunfels Sesqu centennial March March 21 1995 New Btiaunfels HeraldZeitu 10 Pages in one section July Serving Comal County Home of PEGGY MORRIS I Vol 141 No 174 INSIDE Water Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Claudia Bran denburg Loriann SUva Gina Espinosa Broadway Express gala set tonight The Broadway Express din nertheatre gala will be held tonight at the NB Civic Center Tickets are available at the Archives 200 N Seguin 629 1900 and from Jean Wilson Beltone 389 S Seguin 620 1114 or 6257922 Reserved tables are available tables seat Deadline for purchasing tickets is noon July 19 This event is a benefit for the fountain restoration and is spon sored by the New Braunfels His toric Museums Association Comal County ACS planning big gala The American Cancer Society is planning their Summer Starlight Gala scheduled for Aug 13 and reservations are now being accepted Monies raised from the event will be used to assist cancer patients in Comal County For more information call 6295717 New Braunfels Parks courses The Parks and Recreation Department will be offering canoeing courses this summer Session II runs July 31 and Aug 1 Preregistration is required and will be taken at the parks office For more information call 629PARK Rivercrest Night Out slated Aug 3 The Rivercrest Heights Neigh borhood Association will cele brate National Night Out on Tuesday Aug 3 with a meeting at Rivercrest Park Decorations should be in place by 6 for judging The meeting begins at 7 with a special visit from Toby Everyone should bring a lawnchair to share the run and good times Texas Tech send off scheduled Aug 1 The annual hamburger cook out hosted by the Comal County Chapter of the Texas Tech Ex Student Association will be held in honor of all freshmen attend ing Texas Tech All family and friends are invited to attend Sunday Aug 1 at the Riverwalk on the Wurst fest grounds Social begins at 5 with the meal and program beginning at The cost is for adults and for children under 12 Proceeds go to the scholarship fund RSVP by calling 6292163 Mike Doherty or 6257551 work or Peggy Morris at 625 9638 Stammtisch The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sit ting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with Printed on recycled paper The hand that created you can also uncreate you9 By MARK LYON Managing Editor HeraldZeitung photo by MARK LYON Rep Edmund Kuempel r Seguln told WORD board members Wednesday night Were not going to solve problems fighting amongst SATTLER State Representative Edmund Kuempel RSeguin told Water Oriented Recreation District WORD board members Wednesday night that if things dont improve with in two years the agency may cease to exist Kuempel who authored the bill in the state legislature which brought WORD into existence over five years ago said in an open discussion Ive always believed that the best govern ment is local government We give you that option and it doesnt happen If everyone is going to fight WORD will just go away This is a legislative night mare Were not going to solve prob lems fighting amongst Kuemple said that a two year plan should be in place to improve the oper ations and effectiveness of WORD In two years we can do he said In two years you better do it The hand that created you can also uncreate Kuempel issues ultimatum to WORD board members An audience of approximately 30 to 40 including County Judge Carter Cas teel candidate for county judge Ted Key members of Friends For Rivers as well as numerous outfitter owners and managers gathered at the meeting and began what turned out to be an open forum discussion with WORD board members Several people spoke out on issues facing the Guadalupe River and WORD many times directing com plaints heated at times at board mem bers Several members of Friends For Rivers expressed concern for the amount of trash along the river the amount of alcohol and the behavior of those on the river who have overindulged Several others com mended WORD for providing trash dumpsters barrels bags and their hard work Tve been on the board for a year and a said board member Nathan Oxhandler I made a committment to be on this board for two years Im try ing hard to work with you There are at least 23 trash cans and at least four dumpsters that WORD put out County Judge Casteel said that she felt the river was relatively clean based on her observations while on the river July 3 with County Sheriff Jack Bre mer I thought the river was she said There were a lot of families I had a very pleasant float The chute may get a lot of litter though Im con cerned about the trash cans Those need to be increased and kept emptied But Im tired of outfitter bashing and Im tired of WORD Recently announced county judge candidate Ted Key echoed Casteels last statement Tm tired of WORD bashing he said Im also tired of promises not fulfilled It was promised that we would receive permanent restroom facilities and we dont have them Schlitterbahn according to a recent HeraldZeitung article employs 73 students who col lect trash 49 of those are under 16 And then Im told that WORD is afraid of the liabilities involved I dont know why Schlitterbahn can do it and we cant Im tired of excuses I want to see people out cleaning the Several ideas on how to improve the condition of the river were exchanged including possible legislation calling for a deposit tax on cans and bottles and also a bill that would prohibit glass on all rivers lakes and streams How ever when asked Kuempel said that he was not in support of those measures and questioned their effectiveness Bremer requests his own format for Aug 5 public hearing date HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Threevehicle accident A threevehicle accident took place at 10 yesterday at the Intersection of Highway 46 south and Alues Lane A Schwans food service truck driven by James Criss was struck from behind while turning right on Alues by a White Swan food service truck driven by Jan Gerald which forced the Schwans truck to turn over onto a pickup truck driven by Egon Schrlewer left in photo of New Braunfels Only minor Injuries were reported Local United Way launches new campaign Wednesday evening By DAVID SULLENS Editor and Publisher United Way of Comal directors Wednesday evening were poised for the launch of the 199394 campaign Were right on Cam paign Chairman Doug Miller told the group Im real optimistic about this The first element of the campaign the letters that are the principal tool of the Advance Gifts drive will go into the mail Monday according to Don Maxwell who chairs that drive Maxwell distributed sample envelopes to the directors Those envelopes contained letters a cam paign brochure and pledge cards The goal of the 199394 campaign is Contributions will benefit 28 different agencies Goals set for the individual drives within the campaign according to a chart distributed at the meeting by Miller include Advance Gifts Industrial Small Small Busi Small Busi Public Schools Government Financial Institutions Religious Small Canyon Lake and Individuals In addition to Maxwell the people heading those drives are Industrial Judy Waring and Andy Allen Small Dick Koegle and John Payne Small Bob Schima Johnny Rodriguez and Dennis Clarkson Small fessional Mike Dougherty Public Schools Mike Fitsko and Rusty Brock man Government Neil Craigmile and Hector Tamayo Financial Institutions Carol Gravis and Barry Williams Reli gious Ken Peters and Small Busi and Canyon Lake Jane Wood Miller noted that the total of the dri ves exceeds the goal set for the cam paign and explained that is because some of the drives overlap with a con tributor for instance in the Advance Gifts drive also appearing as a con tributor as his or her place of business The Wednesday meeting also includ ed reports from leaders of the various By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer A public hearing has been set for Aug 5 in order to allow District 2 City Councilman Dan Bre mer the opportunity to address allega tions made against him by petitioners from his district The city council met in a special session Wednesday to set the hearing The hearing will be held in the Munic ipal Building Meeting Room D The council was presented with a petition last week requesting an elec tion be called to consider the recall of Bremer The city charter states that Bremer is entitled to hold a public hearing Also discussed at the meeting was a public hearing format proposed by Bre mer The council opted not to take any action on the matter since several coun cil members said they did not believe it was within the councils rights to set a format for the hearing City Attorney Barry Moore said it was up to the council to decide whether or not the guidelines could be approved Moore added the purpose of the hearing is to allow the affected council member the full opportunity to pre See list of Bremefs guide lines Page 2 sent his information and give the affect ed council member a chance to respond During the meeting Bremer said he thought the proposed guidelines will allow him a fair opportunity to respond to the allegations He also said that no guidelines for the hearing were spelled out in the charter This is my only opportunity to defend myself against those allega tions Its my chance although it can affect nothing to present my he said However council members and some members of the audience did not agree with the proposed guidelines New Braunfels resident Mary Serold said she would not follow the guidelines We did our part with the petition Its stated in the petition what its all about Its not up to the citizens to come forward and reestablish she said Bremer said he set the format as an effort to allow himself and the voters to opportunity to speak He added it is not intended to be a political rally for anybody Megafoods buys out area Kroger stores Don Maxwell drives and from other campaign lead ers Dennis Heitkamp who heads the campaigns speakers bureau said 10 people have volunteered to do cam paign presentations Heitkamp said the speakers bureau during last years cam paign did 72 presentations John Payne reported that the annual Gruene MusicFest which benefits the United Way is set for Saturday Oct 9 from noon until 1 with the kick off VIP social the preceding night Oct 8 at Gruene Hall Payne also reported on the devel opment of the campaign video From Staff and Wire Reports Arizonas Megafoods Stores Inc says it is entering Texas grocery mar ket with plans to build five stores in San Antonio and to buy 15 others The Kroger Co intended to close The purchase includes the Kroger store located on State Highway 81 in New Braunfels Megafoods and Kroger announced Wednesday they had signed a letter of intent for Megafoods to buy the assets of the 15 Kroger stores Megafoods chief executive officer Dean Miller put the deals price tag at around million Cincinnatibased Kroger said in June it would close the markets next month because union employees did not agree to the companys request for a costcut ting labor contract Were making a tremendous com mitment of capital and resources and we will grow and prosper and were very Miller said Many of the employees at the New Braunfels store were informed of the purchase Wednesday As of this mom ing some employees had not yet been notified The companies said the purchase is expected to be finalized in midAugust The stores will be closed for remodel ing into the Megafoods warehouse format and will reopen in October Miller said the chain will hire to employees when the stores reopen Officials at the New Braun fels store said they had not heard if Megafoods would be hiring current employees Todays Texas Lottery numbers 7 4 40 2 23 34 Jackpot million

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