Friday, September 17, 1993

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 17, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas FRIDAY SO CENTS COUNTDOWN 450 DAYS New Braunfels Sesqulcentennlal March March New Braunfels LI 0 V 2fi27 E Y AN 14 Pages In one section Sept 17 HeraldZeining Servlnfl Corriai County Home of ROBERT ALVAREZ Vol 141 No 215 INSIDE Police 5 Sports Birthday wishes The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes KaylaHand Jeannie Jimmy Lagunas Maria Corona Annie Jones Shawn May Elaine Mayfleld Terry Flecker Robert Alvarez Douglas Hand Joseph Krueger GregAddison Bracken VFD Ladles Aux meeting The Bracken Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will meet Tuesday Sept 21 at at theFirehouse Com munity Hall Canyon High Friends of Education meeting Canyon High School Friends of Education will meet Tuesday Sept 28 at 7 in the high school library To be eligible for the scholar ship drawing members must have joined by Nov Collegiate as well as vocation al scholarships will be awarded GOP women to host luncheon Sept 20 The New Braunfels Republi can Women will have their monthly luncheon Sept 20 at 12 at Molly Joes A style show will be held by The Collection The National Republican Neighborhood Meeting will be broadcast in New Braunfels on cable channel 38 or 16 at 5 Sept 20 AARP meeting on tap Sept 21 The American Association of Retired Persons AARP will meet Sept 21 at the Senior Citi zen Center at Refresh ments will be served at 9 Members should bring items for a white elephant sale and members with September birth days should bring cookies New members and guests are welcome Comal County Fair Queens Contest The Comal County Fair Queens Contest will be held on Sunday Sept 19 at at the Canyon High School Com mons There will be 22 young ladies from the local area high schools participating in the event The fair queens court will be repre senting the fair association at surrounding festivals for the upcoming year The cost is per person and audience participation is a por tion of the judging Senior Citizens play starts tomorrow Dance rehearsals setbuilding secene rehearsals herald the debut of The Joy Group Just Over Youth premiere produc tion of a good oldfashioned melodrama The Town That Couldnt Wake by Claire Boiko A ripoff of Sleeping Beauty this production is direct ed by Jean Heck and will have two dinner theatre productions Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon For more information call the center at 6294547 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 GBRA come to terms By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Wrtter GuadalupeBlanco River Authority General Manager John Specht tendered his resignation Thursday to the GBRA Board of Directors According to officials Specht 39 taking an early retirement effec tive today Specht will receive each year for the remainder of his life or the next 10 years which ever is longer in retirement benefits He will also receive in consulting fees and will serve the authority on a consultant basis in the Specht to serve GBRA on consultant basis future The agreement also states that Specht has waived any rights to reinstatement to his former position and also to ben efits provided by the authority except those listed in the agreement Specht also agreed not to pursue legal action against the GBRA Specht would not comment about the agreement saying it would be inap propriate to comment significantly about it David Welsch Director of Planning and Development for the GBRA said he had no comment on the matter The retirement agreement states Specht cannot state or wirte anything disparaging critical or negative about the authority its directors or officers during the consulting period of 12 months He will act as a consultant on an as needed basis The board approved the measure 5 3 The matter was discussed in a 40 minute executive session of the board Officials have stated the offer of ear ly retirement was accepted in order to eliminate the possibility of lawsuits According to a release from GBRA the board expressed appreciation to Specht for his years of successful lead ership especially for his help with the Edwards Aquifer Authority and pre serving flow from the Comal and San Marcos Springs and Guadalupe River Board members also acknowledged his fine personal character according to the release Specht also expressed his high regard to the board the authority andthe employees Specht was placed ori a 60day administrative leave with pay and ben efits on June 22 He had served as general manager for 20 reason for placing Specht on leave has not been released James Amst was named acting gen eral manager during Spechts leave He will continue to act as general manager until a permanent replace ment is named GBRA is governed by a board of nine directors representing 10 coun ties Sheriffs Dept presented check from federal government By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer n HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Gwen McClure of the FBI presents a check to Comal County Sheriff JackBremer The Comal County Sheriffs Office was presented a check for from the Government Thursday for its participation in a seijoire of in June 1992 The check was presented to the office by FBI superviso ry special agent Gwen McClure of San Antonio McClure said the monies came from the federal asset forfeiture fund The federal forfeiture laws allow us to return money back to state and local she said It helps enhance cooperation between state and local she said The seizure of funds were a result of an ongoing wiretap from agencies in Dallas According to McClure the suspects had been purchasing drugs in Nuevo Laredo and distribut ing to areas as far away as New York McClure said officers learned the suspects would be tak ing money to Nuevo Laredo and called Comal County sheriffs deputies in order to have the vehicles stopped She said the FBI wanted to make the stop without letting the suspects know the FBI was involved since the investi gation was ongoing The two vans used to transport the money and drugs were stopped at approximately 9 on a Sunday morning Federal asset forfeitures fund allows seized funds to be returned to agencies According to Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer the two men denied even knowing about the money After the investigation had been completed approxi mately 30 people were arrested in both Dallas and Laredo The drug operation was based in Dallas The case was completed in spring of 1993 Funds were distributed among Comal County Duncanville Police Department and the Dallas County District Attorneys Office Bremer said the Comal County Sheriffs Office has been involved these type of seizures three or four times He said these funds will probably be used for the com puteraided dispatch system used in the Comal County Sheriffs Department Its always gratifying to get these kind of he said We can use them back against the criminal element in our he said act on bow hunts Unincorporated areas now protected By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Comal County Commissioners adopted a county order prohibiting bow hunting in subdivisions in un incorporated areas of the county at Thursdays Commissioners court ses sion Efforts by Canyon Lake residents were instrumental in bringing the prob lem of hunting in populated areas out side of city limits to the attention of the state legislature According to Commissioner Mo Schwab the legislature enacted an ordi nance during the 1989 session to con trol the discharge of firearms in subdi visions in unincorporated areas but then bowhunting was still a problem The problem is that there were reportedly people leasing two acres in these subdivisions for bow said Schwab Anything is legal in bow hunting and some people were even shooting fawns in these neigh borhoods They say over 50 deer were shot on this twoacre Deer were lured to some sites by feeders and inexperienced bow hunters were often crippling animals rather than killing them instantly according to Schwab Residents were concerned about the safety of children and adults living in heavily populated areas where hunters were going to shoot relatively easy deer The bow hunting legislation passed this year allows counties the option of adopting an order prohibiting such hunting and commissioners did so Thursday Commissioners also heard a report from the Veterans Services Officer who reported she was having no diffi culty thus far in providing services for veterans in the area on a parttime basis They also approved a letter of agree ment with Dorothy for Health Authority Services The appointment is for a two year term The county has been operating under the Region 8 Medical Director how ever the state would not continue to allow that and having a local medical authority will also allow for some addi tional state funding for public health services in Comal County We have also been working for over five years to get the state of Texas to help Comal County in providing public health said Shel McWilliams county nurse By fund ing more employees for us they would make us an affiliate of the state health department Once we get a local med ical authority they will then be willing to come forward with money to assist the county in providing these services They also have that they appear to be willing to give us on another contract which will provide another parttime nurse to assist us with immunisations services in this said McWilliams So it appears to be to our benefit to cooper ate with them and get our own author HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Winning Trade Show booth TXI Cement Co In New Braunfels won the Best Booth Award at the annual Business Trade Show held Wednesday From left are Jack Hood Harlow Hardwlck Frances Huff Jerry Smith and J Lynn Davis Presidential message for United Way airing during prime time this year From staff reports ago of Americas Midwest were Hi From staff reports The annual Presidential television message on behalf of the United Way is airing for the first time this year during prime time according to Joe Wori executive director of the United Way of Comal County On ABC the message aired Thursday Sept Matlock twohour movie On CBS it is to be seen during the Saturday night movie Sept 18 And on NBC it is scheduled to air Friday Sept 17 dur ing The Awakening The Presidential message in part was It wasnt that long of Americas Midwest were literally under water under siege from flooding Virtually every comer of the country has at some time ben paralyzed by natural dis aster But every time the resiliency of Americans to repair restore and rebuild their lives has been remarkable and enduring And every time Americas network of local United Ways has been nearby to lend a helping hand Local United Ways form a link in the communities to ensure that contributions reach the people who need help the most Local United Ways are now conducting their annual fund raising campaigns and because of the extraordinary demand for social services mis campaign is of particular sig tion call 6259144