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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 16, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY All District volleyball for selected See Sports Page 7 f z t COUNTDOWNi 3d DAYS New Sesquteerttennlal March March New Braunfels 10 Pages in one section Nov Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of MATTHEW FLUME I Vol 142 No 3 INSIDE Club Sports STAMMTISCH Birthday wishes The New Braunfels HeraUZeitung extends the following birthday wish es Nickkie Vella Rlnee Slinpir Robert Heynis Fibencio Luna Jeffrey Juarez Lupe Pina Billy Jeffrey Roy ODonnell Mar garet Pahmtyer Marjorie Wil son Happy belated birthday to the New Braunfels Herald Zeitung Kathryn Cole Donald Holmstrom Roland Morin HeraldZeltung Cheer fund donations sought The New Braunfels Herald Zettungs Cheer fund campaign to provide food for local needy fam ilies is continuing with much suc cess according to Circulation Director Carol Ann Avery Avery said that any type of nonperishable food item can be donated as well as money The Cheer fund goal is to assist 200 local families this year Over families have received Cheer fund assistance over the last 11 years Avery noted This has been possible due to the gen erosity of the To donate call Zeitung at 6259144 Todays donations were from r Susan Leland Jean Cross Margaret Wilbur Thomp The total is now at Crime prevention program set The Garden Ridge Area Wom ens Club will sponsor a crime prevention program at Nov 17 at the Bracken Volunteer Fire Department Community Hall Bracken Fire Chief Glenn Mueller Garden Ridge Police Chief Parus Dudley and a repre sentative from Citizens Against Crime will present information and answer questions about per sonal and property safety The program is open to all area residents Call Evelyn Miller at 651 9718 for information Blood drives set by ST Blood Bank South Texas Blood Bank will conduct blood drives on Wednes day Nov 17 from to 11 at Victoria Bank Trust parking lot 1000 N Walnut Wednesday Nov 17 from 1 to 4 at the Lafarge parking lot Wald Rd and Thursday Nov 18 from to at Symons parking lot 1155 Churchill Call 18002925534 Ext 217 for more information Hospice Open House scheduled Hospice New Braunfels will have an open house Wednesday Nov 17 from 4 to 6 at the new facility 613 N Walnut The public is invited to tour the Hospice facility and meet new administrator Lawrence Leahy Stammtisch The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung invites Us readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German communi ty Stammtisch represents a sit ting place for members of the com munity to gather and fhare the days happenings We invite you to share with Laidlaw waste contract renegotiated Decorations go up on the Plaza Cost of disposing household wastes are increased by more than 400 By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Materials collected on Hazardous Waste Collection Day will not be dis posed of in cement kilns according to Assistant Fire Chief Elroy Friesen hahn project manager of the House hold Hazardous Waste Collection Pro gram The Household Hazardous Waste board met Monday morning and mod ified its contract with Laidlaw Envi ronmental Services Inc Friesenhahn said the decision of the board was unanimous Members of the board are Mayor Rudy Seidel New Braunfels Fire Chief Phil Baker Comal County Fire Marshal Milton Willman and Comal County Com missioner Moe Schwab New Braun fels City Council Member Paul Fraser has also been vocal about the program Weve done nothing more than what was assured us by the Texas Water Commission Weve done nothing more than keep the contract in said Fraser The original plan was for the wastes to be sent to a cement kiln in Alabama The contract now calls for the wastes to be disposed of at a permanent haz ardous waste incinerator The change in the contract will cause an increase in costs for the pro gram however none of these costs will be bom by the City of New Braun fels or Comal County since the project is funded by grants Friesenhahn said it would have cost to use fuels blending to dispose of a 55igaildn drumof wasiesTttcinera tion will cost He explained only 10 to 15 barrels will be used The project is funded by a grant from the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and in fine money provided by the Environmental Protection Agency Officials said no financial commit ment has been made by the dry or the county to fund this project Fraser said he would like to dispel the idea that the city or county is funcr ing the program I want to clarify this false feeling that the city or county is funding this This is funded by the state through a said Fraser Friesenhahn also explained that no legal costs were associated with changes in the contract He also said he hopes residents will concentrate on the positive aspects of the program We hope we can turn the publicity around from a negative aspect to a positive he said We all need to focus on the impor tant goal of this project which is pre venting the pollution of our streams and ground water This can be accom plished by boxing up leftover paints cleaners and pesticides and bringing them to Fire Station No 2 on Dec 4 All county residents are encouraged to participate in this free safe pollution prevention he said If the first collection day is success ful and grant funds are available a second collection could be held in the spring Friesenhahn said citizens will be surveyed during the upcoming col lection tg see willing to help pay for a portion of Filing begins for Dist 2 council post No filings reported so far officials say HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Robert Offermann and Brian Magott of New Braunfels Utilities were hanging Christmas lights In anticipation of the annual Christmas Tree Lighting on the Plaza scheduled for Tuesday Nov 30 at The celebration heralds the arrival of Santa and the lighting of downtown for the hol idays Other downtown festivities Includes Wassallfest on Dec 9 By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Filing began this week for those per sons interested in running for the posi tion of District 2 city council person The first day to file was Monday Officials said no filings had been made as of 5 Monday The last day to file will be Dec 15 Interested persons can file for the position at the New Braunfels City Secretarys Office at the New Braun fels Municipal Building Those filing must be a registered voter of New Braunfels and must have lived in District 2 for a minimum of 12 months The seat for district 2 was left vacant after citizens in the district recalled the past city councilman Dan Bremer The recall election was held Nov 2 The election to fill the seat will be held Jan 15 County DA warns of scanning process to forge signatures By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Comal County District Attorney Bill Reimer is warning area busi ness persons about the possibility of forged signatures being made by criminals using computer scanners Reimer said be became concerned after a trial last week in which the defendant used a scanned image of his bosses signature to steal The trial In which 50yearold Austin resident Robert Miller was the defendant resulted in a guilty verdict Milter was convicted for tak ing a total of from the now bankrupt Midway Mobile Homes in NewBraunfelg According to Reimer the defen dant showed a memo in which the owner of the business had autho rized checks overtime and bonuses in the amount of However the memo was a copy and Reimer contested Miller had Bill Reimer scanned the signature onto the memo Comal County Manager of Computers F r e d ONeal was called in to testify on the possibility of a scanned image being used as a signature Reimer said he encourages busi ness people to keep certified copies of documents because of the ability of others to alter them He said busi nesses should take more procedural steps to make sure they do not become victims They need to make a policy of keeping certified copies of the orig he said They should never send out an original without keeping a certified Texans Warehouse Foods announces 10 to 20 lay offs at New Braunfels store By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer test they made me Megafoods Stores doing business in Texas as Tex T u c A i r J ans Warehouse Foods incurred a loss of Texans Warehouse Foods has confirmed that approxi mate y 20 employees per store have been laid off in what is to netsincome of sSot said to be a normal procedure in the grocery industry fol the same quarter last year lowing a grand opening We never know exactly in a grand opening we hire X number of said Dan Dexter General Manager of Texans Warehouse Foods in San Antonio There are times when its a few too many and sometimes its too Dexter said those laid off will be the first considered for rehire when openings become tSSgZSSlSSlSl think I wa treated fair They just hired bunch Of People to net lishment of the new San Antonio They had previously announced that the anticipated costs associated with the opening of 15 San Antonio area stores would be approximately million and that those costs would be recorded in the third quarter resulting in a net after tax loss for the quarter No one likes to report a said President and Chief Executive Officer of Megafoods their grand openina and then fired us And I don t think they should of the additions For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144
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