Wednesday, August 11, 1993

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 11, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY Meteor Showers forecasted for area toni COUNTDOWN 487 DAYS New Braunfels Sesquicentennial March March New Braunfels Herald 410 11016 180 SOWEST I1ICROPUBLISHING 2627 E YAWDELL DR PASO TX 79903 50 CENTS 16 Pages in one section Aug Serving Comal County Home of RAM BRANDT Vol 141 No 188 INSIDE 5 Sears 9 SfAMMtlSCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes Melissa Gar cia Yvonne Tristan PaulBarsch Jeremy Hdmke Happy Anniversary to John Sandra Schendel Raymond Gladyes Baese 54 Tommy Virginia Ortiz 42 San Terry Burto 25 Bobby Kathy Pantermuehl Blood drive for Tom Bluntzer scheduled A blood drive for New Braun fels resident Tom Bluntzer has been scheduled for Aug 23 from 10 to 6 at the law offices of Reagan Bumis Dierksen Lamon and Bluntzer located at 205 N Seguin Two blood mobiles will be on hand in the back parking lot to take donations Walkins are welcome or appointments can be made by calling Debbie at 625 8026 McKenna seeking historical info McKenna Memorial Hospital needs your help in acquiring any information pertaining to the his tory of the hospital McKenna is celebrating its 40year anniver sary in October of this year The hospital was built in 1953 A brief submission consisting of a short written summary of something unique that happened in a particular year trivia pho tographs of any items of interest in relation to the hospital through the years would be beneficial Please submit your items to McKenna Memorial Hospital attn Tim Brierty Hospital Development 143 E Garza New Braunfels 78130 1993 Rodeo Queen contestants Comal County high school freshmen sophomores and juniors are invited to compete in the 1993 Comal County Rodeo Queens Contest Contestants must be single and enrolled in either Comal County school dis trict as of Aug 16 Posters and information sheets will be available at the local high scnools LNB deadline is Thursday Aug 12 Deadline for applications to the coming class of Leadership New Braunfels is Thursday Aug 12 Applications can be picked up at the chamber office For more information call 6252385 Community blood drive set for Aug 13 The New Braunfels Community Blood Drive is scheduled for Fri day Aug 13 from 1 pjn to 3 pm in the KMart parking lot located at 1050135 E The community blood supply is currently low offi cials have said If you are between 17 and 72 weigh at least 110 pounds and in good general health you can help by donating For more information contact the South Texas Regional Blood Bank at 18002925534 ext 217 Stammtisch The New Braunfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtuch represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with Eden Home named to states top 1 By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Eden Home recently passed state inspection with flying colors and was named to the top 1 percent of nursing facilities in Texas The facility was inspected by offi cials from the Texas Department of Health earlier this summer Surveyors reported one deficiency Normally in a facility this size 20 to 25 would be said Eden Home Director Rev Rodney W Wells The deficiency reported was found in the skin care category According to Wells the facility must meet minimum standards set by state and federal guidelines We far exceeded the minimum he said The Department of Health is extremely proud of us because we only got one he added Wells said TDH surveyors said the care unit for those suffering from Alzheimers Disease was the best in the state He added that the dietary and med ication areas were found to have no errors Wells attributed the homes success to teamwork and commitment to excel Rev Wells named new director By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The board of dhectors of Eden Home Inc has announced the appointment of Rev Rodney W Wells to the position of fulltime executive director of Eden Min istries Wells has served for the past four years as the admin director of Eden Home As fulltime director for the ministries he will work with several boards to form a longrange plan for the ministry and help with fundraising Eden Ministries is comprised of Eden Home Eden Vil lage Eden Height Eden Cross Eden Care Center Eden Auxiliary and Eden Association Wells began working with Eden Ministries in 1984 as a chaplain He became a licensed administrator in 1987 He was named assistant administrator in 1988 and admin director in 1989 The position of administrator of Eden Home has been given to New Braunfels resident Howard Pinnell who In the past held the position of assistant administrator of finance The administrator position will now be a full time job as well Wells wm become the fulltime director Sept some small changes related to the transition are being made now Wells said the longrange plans for the 83yearold facility will be include input from members of the New Braunfels community We will be working wjth key leaders in the commu nity to develop the longrange he said We will develop a plan to take in the needs of the OMnmunity for the Wells received his bachelors degree at University of Texas at Arlington and masters degree at toe Eden Sem He also received a bachelors degree In longterm care adtninistrationatSouthwestTexasStateUniversity He lives in New Braunfels and is married to Lounita Elaine Wells Eden Ministries lence We want to provide the finest care to our residents That is our message and our he said From the top management all the have an understanding here to serve and provide the best he said Last year the home received four deficiencies and the year before it received seven Bowl we have won it three years in a he said The facility is one the top five homes in the state according to Wells There are more than care cen way down to the direct care givers we In terms of winning the Super ters in the state We take a great deal of pride to be considered one of the pioneers and leaders in health care in the said Wells Our families and residents are our EAA will begin with million in EUWD reserves NBU repair work From staff reports In its last official board meeting the Edwards Underground Water District board of directors approved a mil lion budget for the new Edwards Aquifer Authority leaving million in reserves for the new authority The five Bexar County representa tives on the EUWD board opposed the budget but the vote was 75 in favor with all Comal County and Hays County representatives voting for it I know they were going to try to preserve funds for the new said County Judge Carter Casteel And it looks like thats what they The EUWD board met Tuesday evening to consider the various aspects of an orderly transition of the EUWD to the new EAA which will take over Sept 1 The EAA was created by the legislature to monitor and conserve the Edwards Aquifer Doug Miller who represents Comal County New Braunfels and New Braunfels Utilities on Aquifer and Comal Springs issues said that he sus pected Bexar County representatives were trying to drain the EUWD funds before the Edwards Aquifer Authority began to operate Miller had said that the Attorney Generals office had been put on notice However the transfer of reserves should prevent the funds from being used up prior to the beginning of the EAA HaraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH New Braunfels Utilities workers clean up debris at the Intersection of Walnut and Landa Street Tuesday The work was necessary after a water main broke sometime Sunday night HeraldZeitung photo by DAVID SULLENS Rare Viper comes to New Braunfels Dean Word III Is pictured with the new Dodge Word took delivery of his new Viper at Becker Motor Co In New Braunfels Tuesday The Viper Is the automakers Image car and only about of the high performance roadsters are to be produced this year According to Arno Becker of Becker Motor the car was delivered in an enclosed van Local residents will be allowed to be a part of impact fees study By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council delayed action this week on appoint ing an advisory committee to study impact fees for New Braunfels Util ities The decision was delayed in order to allow New Braunfels residents the opportunity to apply to be a part of the committee The impact fee study is done approximately every three years according to NBU General Man ager Bob Sohn It is required by Senate Bill 336 The bill requires that an advisory committee must be appointed every three years for review of the cur rent impact fees and to make rec ommendations about changes Sohn suggested the council appoint the same members to the committee who were appointed three years ago he said he is hoping the committee will elect not to update the fees therefore making the study a short process Impact fees are paid by those building houses The fees are charged to recover costs for making sewer and water utilities available to the homes The money is placed into an account to be used for capital recov ery According to Sohn NBU charges half of what they could charge If the committee elects to update the fees NBU and the city will be required to hold a public hearing give public notice and provide a public information packet as well as take several other steps The last impact fee study was done in April 1990 Sohn said NBU does not have to do another study but could be challenged by a cus tomer if they do not You really dont have to do it unless somebody comes in and calls your he said In other business concerning NBU the council also adopted an emergency ordinance regarding dis charges from waste water treatment plants Sohn said the wastewater treat ment plants were formerly regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144