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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 4, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                FRIDA Hanger Relays on tap Saturday at Smithson Valley High See Sports Day COUffTDOWNi 386 HAYS NewSrauntels March 21 1845 March 21 1995 New Braunfels Herald2 430 MO 16 SOWEST MXCKOPUBL1SHIHG 2627 E YAH DEL DR PASO TX 79903 194 16 Pages in two sections Friday Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of RUBEN PER62 Ja Inside Church Sports Stammlisch iirthday wishes from the HeraldZeftung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following Jirthday wishes to Kimberly Green Lees Ruben Perez John Williams Sitfo Boatrlght hristi Babbitt Molly Koepp km Phillips Kenneth EUebracht 7rankDlschinger Ann Elsesser Vttma Klrby Howard Ludwtg Wary MacArthur Henrietta Sussman Doris Thomas Comal Aggie Moms to elect new officers Comal County Aggie Moms are meeting on Monday March 7 at 7 in the New Braunfels High School Library Parking will be available on the north side of the building The program will be presented yy Dr Irene Hoadley Capital Campaign Director for the Ster ling C Evans Library Texas Election of officers for the next year will also be held Cowboys Tshirts now available at HZ Commemorative Dallas Cow boys Tshirts are now available through the New Braunfels Her dustorners wishing to order these placing orders Zeitung office 707 Landa St Customers suould allow seven business days for delivery Payment required upon ordering All sizes are available includ ing youth sizes and large adults sizes For more information call Advertising Director Paul Davis at 6259144 Antique Show Sale set for March 1820 The 42nd SemiAnnual Antique Show Sale will be held March 1820 at the New Braunfels Civic Center The show will begin Friday March 18 at 11 and end Sun day at 6 The show will end at 7 on Friday and Saturday and will start at 12 on Sunday Admission is and is good for all three days Hermann Sons to meet Sunday at lodge The New Braunfels Hermann Sons Lodge No 21 will meet at 3 Sunday March 6 at the lodge hall A Mexican supper will be served Members may bring salad or deserts Troop 163 to host taco breakfast Boy Scouts Troop 116 spon sored by the Knights of Colum bus will host a taco breakfast Sunday March 13 from to 11 in St Marys Hallfol lowing Mass at Sts Peter and Paul Ticket proceeds will be used for summer camp fees Stammtiscit THtNtwBrauqftlaHtroMZtitung Witti Us readers to submit to Slammtisck According to hi Sophitnburg ArcHiva and members oftht German community Stammlixh reprtttnto 0 fit ting plaet for mtmbtrttfthfeoinmtuuty to gather and short tbtttiytlypiHiunst Wt invittyovto short Tests show Lancia Park soil is safe By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer TNRCC finds arsenic but levels are safe Results from tests conducted by the Texas Nat ural Resource Conservation Commission show that arsenic levels found in the soil in Landa Park are within background levels and do not pose a health risk The Lower Colorado River Authority had con ducted tests with soils ftom Landa Park and at the site of the Comal Power Plant The tests showed elevated levels of arsenic were in the soil However no source of contam ination could be found and no arsenic was found in surface or ground water Both LCRA and TNRCC conducted further testing and found the arsenic levels were not as high as reported LCRA spokesman Bill McKan said this is good news for both New Braunfels and the LCRA Obviously we think this is very good news for us and the citizens of New Braunfels We were concerned about it from the very beginning and put it on the front burner to try to get it he said McKan said the TNRCC found there was arsenic in the soil but that it was within the normal range He said the first tests conducted showed high er than normal levels because of interference from calcium and sodium in the soil These two elements were showing up as arsenic he said Because we kept seeing higher levels but werent finding it in the water we were suspicious of the he said We changed the test to make sure we were not getting false readings We did additional tests and the TNRCC results were comparable to McKan said LCRA is still working with TNR CC concerning other problems such as hydro carbons at the Comal Power Plant site City council members said they were very pleased with the TNRCCs announcement about Landa Park There was absolutely no doubt in my mind and heart that this was the way it was going to said District 2 council member Mary Serold Serold said the ecosystem of Landa Park proves that the soil is healthy Mother nature proves it out If it was going to be unsafe wouldnt we see some evidence of she said District 4 council member Paul Fraser said he has not read the report at this time but said the announcement is certainly good news I was hoping for the very he said Its pretty obvious to the casual observer that the park has got a clean ecosystem It goes back to protecting the aquifer We have good reason to have those springs said Fraser I think its wonderful Its the best news weve had I was hoping for it naturally Thats why f wanted to wait until we got the results before we made any said council member Jan Kennady referring to the recent discussion at council about ending the lease with LCRA for property adjacent to the park The city was informed of the initial findings during a city council meeting in January LCRA officials also met with members of Future Environment a local environmental orga nization to discuss the arsenic levels Having a ball at the senior prom Panel reveals wide variety of juvenile programs By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer HoraHZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Virgil Greener right twirls New Braunfels High School student Alison Damarodas around during a dance at last nights 9th Annual Senior Prom for Senior Citizens held at Oak Run School Single family permits on rise once again By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer The number of single family build ing permits issued in New Braunfels and Comal County is once again on the rise Comal County showed a increase over January of last year Permits for single family homes jumped ftom 22 in January 1993 to 42 in January 1994 In addition the number of single family home permits in New Braun fels jumped from 1 1 in January 1993 to 17 in 1994 an increase of per cent The dollar value of the single fam ily permits in New Braunfels is esti mated at in January 1994 compared to in 1993 In the county the dollar value is estimated at in January 1994 compared to in January 1993 The increases are an encouraging sign during the first month of the year according to Michael Meek executive vice president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce We are always glad to start he said If we start out behind we will always be catching up This sets the tone for a good first Meek also said 1994 could end up bemg a record year in the number of permits issued He permit than two years Big time small HeraWZeKung photo by ROSE MARIE EASH Nancy Williams equine midwife of Lady Jane Arabians on FM1W3 In Comal County holds Alamos Misty Eve a 36hour oW mlnlaturt foal owned by Jane Macon of San Antonio owner of Alamo Miniatures The Comal Area Provisional League of Women Voters panel on Juvenile Violence and Justice revealed a wide variety of programs addressing the issue of juvenile crime On the panel were Robert Owens of the New Braunfels Police Department who spoke about the DARE program which targets chil dren in PreK through fifth grade Martha Ellis of the program which facilitates the development of parenting skills Mar ti Woodard of the Comal County Juvenile Probation Department who is developing a first offender program locally and Jensie Madden of the LWV Juvenile Justice Study Committee in San Antonio who lence arid Juvenile Justice The focus of our studyiste examine various aspects of the juve nile violence and juvenile justice such as the role of family the socioeconomic factors prevention and intervention programs court procedures the corrections system the role of schools and the role of social service said Maddea The causes behind juvenile vio lence are vast Were nutting together a publication called facts and issues to be issued in August to help people work through this issue We study an issue first then the local leagues answer a consensus questionnaire and then a state position is established and we can lob by on that at the next legislative she said Consider as you talk to people and study this what recommendations you would like to make for changes in the law or the revenue resources After the posi tion is reached we encourage members to lobby their own legislator league usually works through this kind of grassroots level We did have a paid lobbyist at the last legislative session The programs are there the solutions are there we know the way to fix said Maribeth Powers of the Texas Juvenile Probation Department You have got to give us the tools the money to put these programs to work We need to redistribute our money a little It doesnt necessarily mean more taxes it may mean Powers also said that the solutions to the problems with juvenile vio lence do not solely rest with the justice system and must start with the birth of a child A child develops a sense of right and wrong and a conscience between birth and three years of she said We must go back to child abuse and neglect prenatal care birth I dont know how to do it all but we must stem the tide or the system will be so overwhelmed not matter how good the programs are once the children are in school we are still going to have an absolute The consensus of the forum was that the issue is very complex and will requite efforts on the part of parents schools communities and state and federal agencies to provide the resources necessary to insure that children have the opportunity to acquire the skills they need to suc ceed and avoid juvenile crime Candidates give last pitches at Smithson Valley forum ByMARKLYON Managing Editor SMITHSON VALLEYCandidates seeking election to county commissioners court and county judge gave their final pitches before the March 8 election clay last night at the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerces Candidates Forum held at Smithson Valley High School About 30 people were attendance for the twohour affair Thoughino new issues were brought up during the forum all can didates reiterated their stances and how they differed with those of their opponnents One issue which drew conflicting views was the appointment of some county govemmgnt officials induding WORD board members and the Canyon Lake Fire EMS district County Judge challenger Ted Key citedihis mcurnbent judge Carter Casteel for appointing governing boards within county tf they tax we should vote py if we can Appoint positions elected We have to do what the state says ta have she said And the state said appoint them so we did Dont miss Horizons 94 Coming March 27 in the   

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