Wednesday, April 13, 1994

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 13, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas WEDNESDAY Plaza Nights to heat up downtown Thursday see Page 3A 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 343 DAYS New Braunfels Semicentennial MafCh March New Braunfels JO Pages in two sections Wednesday Apfil13 1994 v ZeittL Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of BILL 6ASH I Vol 142 No 109 Inside Sports The Marketplace Slammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Ethel Canton Mary Moore Joyce Nettle Wan da Roberts HA Schlameus Katherine Voelger Presentation on city government The New Braunfels Business and Professional Womens group will meet Wednesday April 13 at the Holiday Inn Comal Room Bonnie Sarkozi city secretary of New Braunfels will present City Government How Does It Work Networking will start at followed by dinner and pre sentation at 7 For informa tion call Kristina Davis at 625 5678 or Terry Burto at 6256260 Fountain dedication set for Saturday A ceremony to rededicate the Main Plaza fountain will take place Saturday April 16 at 10 on the Main Plaza Mrs Lunelle Anderson of Preservation Texas and Texas Historical Commission will be the keynote speaker and a bronze plaque documenting the foun tains restoration and honoring major donors will be unveiled All New Braunfels citizens are encouraged to attend s For more information call 6082100 Music study club to meet Thursday The New Braunfels Music Study Club TFMC NFMC will be having the April meeting on Thursday April 14 at at the Seele Parish House Auditori um Featured will be a program on dance including ballet and tap A second important feature will be the final presentation of the clubs study book on the life of Johannes Brahms This will be presented by Susan Deschner member American Legion Post 179 Amateur Chill CookOff The American Legion Post 179 will sonsor the second Amateur Chili CookOff fundraiser Sunday April 24 at 410 W Coll Street Individuals or companies whish to enter a cooking team may contact the American Legion at 6250179 after 3 Tuesday through Saturday Public is invited to attend for tasting No charge for entering the grounds A chili cooks dance is scheduled for Saturday night April 23 Class of 42 to meet Thursday at Krauses The New Braunfels senior class of 1942 will meet at Krauses Cafe on Thursday April 14 Meeting will start at For more information call 625 3837 Stammtisch One year after Lafarge dropped efforts to get a permit to burn haz ardous waste some opponents of the measure still worry hazardous waste may be burned there in the future Lafarge officials insist their concern is unwarranted uamcusaiuuncsnouit Statements by Lafarge officials printed in the people who keep making it an issue the April issue of the HeraldZeitung It is stuck in the minds of those that do not give the impression that Lafarge may apply for a permit at a later date according to Paul Pennington aboard member of the local envi ronmental group Securing A Future Environ ment lot of folks say this isnt an issue in New said Pennington A year ago on April 8 Lafarges Southern Region President was quoted as saying they do not rule out the option to reapply It is not a dead issue This something we need to continue to be a part Toya Qhlrich Lindsey president of Moth ers Organized to Help Environmentally Responsible Standards said she is also still concerned V I still feel guarded They reserved the right to tring it up again It still concerns me At 1II1W ut ICB1 anytiniej tiiey could try she sajd dences schools sources of drinking water said he is still concerned etc After the legislation was passed SAFE because bum hazardous waste at its deny Lafarges application because there are Balcones Plant which is located south of New Braunfels However Balcones Plant Manager Hal Bartlett said the stance of Lafarge is still that it will not be burning hazardous waste any time in the near future Tht New Braitrftls invites its rtodtn to submit items to Stammiixh According to the Sophitnburg Archives and members of Ha German community Stammtisch represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and snort the days happtningi Wt invite you to short with us ONE YEAR LATER Lafarge really give up By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer I See PAUL PENNINGTON column Page 4A plant We have no nearterm plans to bum haz ardous waste That will be a decision for the next generation That could be another 20 years or he said When asked why the issue is still being brought forward Bartlett said one should ask want it to die They wish it to remain an he said Pennington said he believes Lafarges Bal cones Plant is still an option for hazardous waste burning because of the large profit that can be made and because of its location in the fastgrowing southwest The effort by Lafarge to apply for burning hazardous wastes as fuel began in 1987 In 1991 a public meeting was held in the New Braunfels Civic Center According to Pen nington people were packed in the civic center and 500 more marched in the streets Pennington said the Governor later pro posed legislation that included a rule stating that a cement plant cannot bum hazardous waste if it is within onehalf mile of resi WWMMUW tAAVAV three homes within one half mile of the plant property The TACB executive director denied the application The decision was appealed to the full board who also denied the application Lafarge then filed a lawsuit in federal court The federal court upheld the decision by the board Lafarge then appealed the decision to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals The case was still in court when Lafarge withdrew its appli cations Pennington said his concerns recently have stemmed partially from an interview by a French reporter who was doing a story on Lafarge According to Pennington the reporter Dart Of1 hinted that there may be an effort to reapply pan ui however Pennington agreed no statements Paul Pennington have been made by Lafarge concerning such efforts Pennington will remain cautious about being informed about Lafarges efforts Until they say they will not burn we will The HeraldZeitung reported In the Thursday April 8 1993 Issue that Lafarge decided on April 7 to ease Its efforts to obtain a permit to burn hazardous wastes Inside their kilns at thelrplant In New Braunfels Local opposition has concerns over any future efforts by Lafarge to reapply for that permit A year ago On April 8 Lafarges Southern Region President was quoted as say ing they do not rule out the option to reapply It is not a dead issue This is something we need to continue to be a Toxic waste burning rules on agenda The issue with us has not he said Bartlett said the company has decided that the next generation will decide whether or not hazardous waste will ever be burned at the operate under the assumption that if they think its achievable they he said By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer Regulations for the burning of hazardous waste in cement kilns will be discussed Friday during the meeting of the Texas Natural Resource Conser vation Commission The issue is expected to be discussed at 10 at the TNRCC building on 135 in Austin Several residents from New Braunfels are expected to speak at the TNRCC meeting and at a press conference later in the day according to Paul Pennington a member of the local environ mental group Securing a Future Environment Pennington said Fridays meeting could have a significant effect on New Braunfels According to Pennington SAFE supports several of the Cement Kiln Task Forces recommendations He said SAFE agrees with the following four recommen dations Kilns burning hazardous waste should be regulated the same as commercial incinerators Cement bags containing products from haz ardous waste burning kilns should be labeled The commission should promote a 5 percent opacity level The commission should call for coequal fuels rather than clean fuels Directions to the meeting are to take 135 north past Austin take the Yager Lane exit make a u turn over the highway The building is on the right and the address is 12124 Park Circle The meeting will be held in Room 210S of Building E Fisher beats Mattox in Senate race upset AUSTIN Democrats said they expect to have a unified ticket in November after US Senate nominee Richard Fisher and Supreme Court Justice Raul Gonzalez won bluer primary runoffs Fisher defeated veteran political brawler Jim Mattox by a 54 percent to 46 percent margin He will face Republican Sea Kay Bailey Hutchi son a rising national OOP star in November For Mattox it was a second straight statewide loss He was defeated in a 1990 gubernatorial runoff by Qov Ann Richards Gonzalez beat back a tough challenge from Corpus Christ lawyer Rene Haas who had accused him of being too close to the insurance industry The Republican nominee Oliver Kitzman has said he wouldnt campaign against Gonzalez who became the courts first Hispanic justice when first appointed by former Gov Mark White in 1984 Mrs Hutchison who trounced appointed Democratic Sen Bob Krueger in last Junes spe cial election said she was eager to face Fisher Republicans also finalized their November slate Tuesday Houston Judge Don Wittig defeated fellow judge Pat Lykos for the GOP attorney general nomination He faces oneterm Democratic incumbent Dan Morales who was unopposed in the primary Three House candidates were nominated Democrat Ken Bentsen nephew of Trea sury Secretary Lloyd Bentsen won the nomina tion to face Republican Gene Fontenot for the seat being vacated by Rep Mike Andrews DHous ton Andrews lost a bid for the Senate a Texas Supreme Court justice The winner will succeed Democratic Rep Jake Pickle whos retiring after three decades in Congress El Paso Republicans meanwhile picked busi nessman Carlos R Bobby Ortiz to challenge incumbent Democratic Rep Ron Coleman In Houston meanwhile Leslie Elaine a transsexual exconvict who once came within hours of the electric chair lost her third try to head the Harris County Democratic Party Real Republicans in Austin nominated Jo Baylor estate developer David Mincberg won by a 3to to challenge Democrat Lloyd Doggett currently 1 margin Van Horn over Riedel in district judge race ByCRAIQHAMMETT Staff Writer Dripping Springs Jeff Van Horn defeated New Braunfels1 Nile Riedel in die Democratic pri mary runoff for the 207th District Judge seat Van Horn received votes out of total cast Riedel i local attorney received of the votes in the district that includes Comal Hays and Caldwell counties Riedel easily won in Comal County with 841 votes to Van Horns 390 Van Horn won Hays County to The deciding votes came in Caldwell where Van Horn a former dis trict attorney there outpaced Riedel to 423 We were hoping the Caldwell County turnout would be a little lighter than in the said Riedel Their turnout there was nearly as high in the runoff as it was in the primary I think that is 8 very unique Van Horn will now face New Braunfels attorney Jack Robison in the November election for the 207th seat held by longtime judge Robert T Pfeuffer who is retiring after more than 20 years in office In the primary Van Horn gar nered votes to Riedels You start to think about what would be good for you going said Riedel about the race I dont think you ever really know whats going to The district courts are the prin cipal trial courts in Texas Canyon Lake man dies in wreck A Canyon Lake man was pronounced dead at the scene early Wednesday morning following an accident that occurred in Comal County near Bulverde Robert Sinclair Lanter 30 of Canyon Lake died in an accident that occurred on Highway 281 according to reports ftomof flcials at the Department of Public Safety office in Austin Reports show he was pro nounced dead by Comal County Justice of the Pftace Precinct 4 Howard Smith According to officials Lanter was wear ing his scat belt Reports show he died after his vehicle a 1986 Mercury struck the rear of a trailer that was being pulled by a white truck The driver of the truck Juan Huerta 42 of Pharr was treated for minor injuries He was also wearing his seat belt According to reports Huerta said he had pulled out onto Highway 281 and was head ed north bound Reports show vehicle two approached the trailer and appeared to be in the inside lane when for unknown reasons the vehicle struck the trailer The accident occurred at Wednesday just miles south of Bul verde For subscription news or advertising information call 6259144 Metro 6060846