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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 11, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                Fellowship is the key to FCA chapters success See Church Life f I 1 f COUHTDOWN 40 BAYS Math March 21 New Braunfels 16 in two sections Friday Feb Serving Comal County for more than 142 yeara Home of CHRIS WOMMACK Vol 142 No 66 INSIDE 4A 6A Sports Church Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Chris mack Megan Lemmons 7 Nancy Muecke David G Gonzales Martha Crist Eunice Dunlap Ima Fischer Evelyn Kaderli Glenn Pipkin Joyce Weltner Darryl Brandt Adolph J Reininger Gene A Sawyer Cindy Miinoz Zee Sim mons Mardi Gras party at Knights off Columbus Mardi Gras New Braunfels will be held Saturday Feb 12 at the Knights of Columbus Hall from 8 to midnight Advance tickets are at Henne Hardware the Chamber of Commerce Centex Office Center China N Things and New Braun fels Jewelry Tickets will be at the door Proceeds benefit GermanAmeri can Society Scholarship Fund Railroad crossings reconstruction set UiuonPacific Railroad Co will Streets today through Monday Feb 14 from 6 until 1 Citizens are advised to plan alternate routes ahead of time to avoid any undue delays because of this Garden Club meeting scheduled for Feb 15 The New Braunfels Garden Club will meet Tuesday Feb 15 at 2 1 5 at Molly Joes Restau rant 11 53 Oasis St Call Mil Duhon at 6203067 by Saturday for reservations St Anns to meet Feb 17 at KG Hall St Anns Christian Mothers Altar Society will meet on Thurs day Feb 17 at 2 in the Knights of Columbus Hall Penelope Church Dowtown Projects Director will be the guest speaker Project Graduation kick off set tomorrow Fundraislng for the 1994 Pro ject Graduation will begin tomor row at 10 at a special kick off meeting to be held at Lucys Project Graduation is a chemi calfree party that will be given the night of graduation for each of the three area high schools Funds for these parties an raised by the seniors and their par ents with the help of the business community Lubys Cafeteria is donating five percent of any patrons bill to Project Graduation if the patron presents a ticket at the time of payment The tickets are available at Accents The Collection and the Senior Citizens Center at no cost to the public Stfunmttsch invites its readers to submit items to Stammtisch According to tht Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community Stammtisch represents a sitting ptoeifor members of the community to gather and share fy days hap We invite you le share wftji Wai Mart plans new supercenter here Mammoth store to be located adjacent to present store location By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer i WalMart Stores Inc recently announced plans to build a WalMart Supercenter on Interstate Highway 35 in New Braunfels The company has purchased acres of land next to the site of the existing WalMart on Interstate Highway 35 The companys plans were confirmed by Jud Heflin director of real estate for WalMart Stores Inc Heflin said the company does have plans to relocate its New Braunfels store to a supercenter on the newlypurchased property He also said the company was not ready to announce plans for the supercenter and would not comment on why they could not make the announcement He also confirmed that plans for the super center include tearing down the existing store He said the store could be completed by the first quarter of 1995 The land for the store was purchased late last year from Bluebonnet Savings Bank According to reports from the San Antonio Business Journal supercenters combine a grocery store with the general merchandise already sold by WalMart The stores range in size from square feet to square feet The current WalMart stores are reported to average square feet The stores are reported to employ between 200 to 500 people and are normally target rural areas Most supercenters are open 24 hours seven days per week The stores are reported to contain 36 depart ments including a bakery auto center pharmacy electronics center vision center and photopro cessing center The first WalMart Supercenter opened March 3 1988 in Washington Mo The company has since opened up 68 locations across the United States including 17 in Texas The existing WalMart is located on the comer of Interstate Highway 35 and Walnut Avenue With the acquisition of jthe new property Wal Mart now owns the property on IH35 from Wal nut to Mesquite Street According to the Comal Appraisal District the land that was purchased has a appraised val ue of According to the San Antonio Business Journal nine new supercenters are only to open in 1994 nationwide and 64 existing stores will be reno vated to use the supercenter format Judge Carter Casteel By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer KEY Republican candidate for county judge Ted denounced the local Republican Party at last nights League of Women Voters candi Republican County Judge candidates dispute WORD county budget records explained their views on the issues most impor adopted the department heads manage tanttothem Casteels opening remarks centered on her In his opening statement Key again disputed support for WORD Ted Key I See campaign expenses Page 3A the financial of the county firmly behind in response to a flues Using a HeraldZeitung arti attrib and said the audit said Casteel in response to a flues Using a HeraldZeitu taonjbout why he abruptly left a m Denina Ci6i Key quoted remarks candidate forum held earlier this WORD Im Com uted to Casteel and said th that river with user fees not taxes week by local Republican clubs mitted to Clean It became absolutely clear to me jnq up that river that the control of that party and my interests are totally different It didnt matter what I said or what Ot taxes Asked to respond to his state I did I was being belittled and Judge Casteel merits this morning Casteel said ed financial statements for the county do not support her inter pretation of the countys financial demeaned I felt I had to go and find the constituency that I care to The county judge race kept the audience of more than 100 in their seats through 26 presen tations and question and answer sessions for the contested races Hes getting an audit for 1990 when I wasnt even on the court What they did in 1990 was pull money out of the reserves to supplement the general fund and avoid increas ing taxes Some of the reserves went there A computer upgrade used up some more at the The WORD issue has been a bone of contention between the two Key said he opposed WORD because he wanted to be able to elect boards with the authority to tax and he expressed concern over the adverse affect publicity Those who in the district are very unhappy with WORD is in worse con dition than six years Ted Key about the state of the river could have on the tourism business Those who live in the district are very unhap py with he said Nobody has shown me one shred of evidence that the traffic today is one end of 1991 and bought the Landa offices The bit heavier than seven years ago In my opinion He said the river was in worse condition than six years ago and cited an editorial by HeraldZeitung Managing tyon altijpidowr theriyerlastsurfraier The issue was raised by a ques tion about how litter and law enforcement would be handled without WORD Casteel said the county would have no way to control Styrofoam or glass on the river and would be able to provide law enforcement at a cost to the taxpayer Its better than it was in said Casteel although she admitted j 1 a i u emu wuBm UK uuuras me on neavier man seven years ago in my opinion Whenrtvvasfinallytimeforthecountyjudge budget is adopted by Commissioners Court Im those problems were so blown out of proportion we cuumy ana was wmong ro on race the opponents took their positions and only one vote on there and once the budget is for publicity for Casteel and the sheriffs depart good kind of tourist to Comal County were not home Casteel responded to Keys implication that her efforts to publicize the problems on the riv er may hurt the local economy saying that she was a member of both Chambers of Commerce in the county and was working to bring the i Ti Candidates for county commissioner postions address popular issues By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer Candidate for County Commission er Precinct Danny Schecl said he would bring a positive attitude back to Commissioners Court in his opening statement at last nights League of Women Voters candidate forum Schcel said he supports quality controlled growth for Comal County law enforcement EMS and the flre He said he is against the burning of hazardous waste in Comal County and will support efforts to pro tect water resources including Increas ing minimum lot sizes The incumbent for Commissioner Precinct Neil Craigmile reviewed his seven year record as commission er and said I have a record I can run on Im prowd of my He stressed his conservative financial Answers to questions from the audi ence prided some difference between the two on specific issues Responding to a question asking for positions on pises for county employ ees versus raising taws Scheel said he supports raises for county employ ees and thinks it can be accomplished wttput raising taxes MfiWnk employees should be paid wages comparable to the private sector within a 15 mile Asked their positions oarenting jail space both agreed the county should do so when space is available Asked their position on combing district and county attorney offices Scheel had no comment and mile said it would be a big change and he didnt think there would be any benefit Asked how they would improve WORD so there could be more control of trash and alcohol on the Ouadalupe River Scheel said the commissioners must support WORD and the people who use the river should pay to main tain it Craigmile said WORD needs to emphasize cleanup police and sani tation on the river In the County Commissioner Precinct race Ed Nolan opened his remarks with a joke aimed at his oppo nent incumbent Moe Schwab What is a repeat offender Nolan asked A politician who runs for re He stressed that his most important concern was freedom of individuals and the protection of the pocket Schwab reviewed is three year record as commissioner and spoke of four generations of his family earning HenHZeltung photo by JOHN HUSETH Republican candidate lor precinct 4 oommlMlonw Ed Nolan left addrtw N lut nlghti crowd while Incumbent Schwab right waits hit turn a living in Comal County At this point in my life I want to give something he said Vote early and vote Asked the same question about employee raises versus taxes Nolan said Weve got to find creative ways to make county government more effi cient If employees are efficient pay them and that efficiency will provide the Moe Schwab said that employees had received a raise this year although they did not get one last year and he thought the benefits provided by the county were as good as any in the pri vate sector Asked what they would do to keep the rivers clean the candidates dis agreed Nolan said Weve been stumbling around with WORD for years Frankly I dont think WORD is the Schwab said WORD was created to have users pay for clean up and police not the They were also asked what they would do about subdivision regula tions regarding wells roads and septic systems Nolan said the problem in the west em part of the county may require up to five acres minimum building lots He also said he thought the rules for san itation were too restrictive in some cases Schwab spoke of the excellent con dition of county roads compared to the surrounding five counties He acknowl edged that the water issue is very seri ous and said that he felt sanitation restrictions need to be more strict in some areas of the county Both candidates were against the burning of hazardous waste in the county Dr Walker leaving NB for New Mexico By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Bigger and better things are in store for local psychiatrist Dr John Walker Although he is saddened to be leaving his patients and New Braunfels Wtlk 3SSS3S cine and move to Red River New Mexico However retirement will not be slow and easy for Walker He is planning to expand his career in speaking and writer into a ftilltime venture The change in Walters career is a result of an examination of his val ues When I started looking at my val ues I came up with three things service creativity and ftpedora The most important thing is serving other people I feel I can serve other people best by Baking to he said I really am going to miss ray patients All of my patients are like family and friends I will miss the office personnel 1 will miss ail of trKan but nonetheless I can serve peo ple best if I speak and For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144   

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