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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 18, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas                                THURSDAY Dripping Springs hands Smithson Valley first defeat See Page 6 50 CENTS March New Braunfels Herald 14 pages In one section Thursday Aug Serving Comal County far more than 142 years ol HILDA W1NOWELD Vol 142 No 2CO Inside Dear Sports The Rivor conditions Guadalupe cfe Comal cfs cfe cubic feet per second Birthday wishes from the HeraldZettung The New Browtfeh Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to PetJet Dfetert EUe Cooper HUmar Reauakr Marsha Revfca Mil dred Hoffmann Brandon Lee Viihnwva Hilda WingfleM Victor L Sponenberg Fbchbtck Gilbert Lochausen Matilda Marquart Victor MoeUcring Happy Anniversary to Dennis Cash Hermes Rfcky Tracy Prebs Linda Jesse Dominguez Johnny Mary Esther Rodriguez Scholarship fund gala on tap Aug 27 The Comal County Fair Asso ciation scholarship fund gala will be held Saturday Aug 27 with dinner at 7 and dance at 8 at the arts and crafts building at the county fairgrounds on CqmmonSt AdmiMkn pcir pewon For tickets call 6061000 1994 Rodeo Queen entries sought Comal County high school freshmen sophomores and juniors are invited to compete in the 1994 Comal County Rodeo Queen Contest Contestants must be single and enrolled in either Comal County school district as of August 1994 Information and entry forms will be available at New Braunfels Canyon and Smithson Valley High Schools Qartenfest on tap Aug 19 Gartenfest will be held at the Beethoven Home in San Antonio on 422 Perdda and S Alamo The Aug 19 event starts at For more information call Alfred B at 6255206 NARFEtomeet Friday at FlnkeTs The New Braunfels Chapter of the National Association for Retired Federal Employees will meet on Friday Aug 19 at 11 in Flnkels Restaurant con ference room for lunch The restaurant is located on the east side of 135 near Walnut St The New Broufelt HeraUZeilmg invites lit natters to submit iltnu to Siammtixh According to At Sephlenburg and member cf lite German community StammUsch rtpretentf a fitting place for members of community to gather and than the happenings We invite to than with The winning numbers This newspaper Is printed on recycled newsprint Commissioners to adopt budget today ByCRAKJHAMMETT Staff WHter County commissioners will listen to the public today and then adopt the 1995 budget some time in the early evening Commissioners will convene at 10 to lis ten to public comments and discuss details of the county judges proposal Last years budget totaled The court will then reconvene at to accept some form of the budget and set the tax said County Judge Carter Casteel Changes in the budget can be made at both the Judge expects some changes in proposal morning and afternoon sessions Casteel said the court wanted to give the public a chance to voice their opinions and scheduled final approval in the evening to allow those who work during the day to attend Thats the whole she said not taking a vote at 10 Several changes arc expected in the budget one of which could come through insurance coverage for county employees The judge has proposed nearly additional funds in that area but predicts that will drop There will be a substantial reduction in that she said depending on which bidders we Tho county opened bids tot health coverage of county employees to which five or six firms applied said the judge The bid will be awarded this morning which could drop the total figure below million she said There could also be discussions to decrease the proposed for new justice of the peace buildings The court had earlier discussed renting one building instead of building a new one Major points of the budget other than the insurance and IP building costs include a six percent raise for county employees and certain elected officials such as county commissioners the county treasurer and the four constables The judge also proposed a three percent raise for remaining elected officials Also included are for a new parks program for road and bridge programs and for records preservation Theyre baaaack Megafoods files for reorganization in Arizona court Troubled grocer says its business as usual despite financial setback Staff Writer HeaMZobung photo by JOHN HUSETH New Braunfels Unteorna linebacker Jeff Juarez 27 deMvera a punishing blow In last yeara game wtth Schertz Clemens The version of the Unicorns Including Juarez wHI get their first teat of the season tonight at 7 pan at Kerrvllle Trvy See scrimmage preview page 6 Megafoods Stores Inc filed for reor ganization under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code Wednesday in an Arizona court Kfcgafoods whtchisHandy Andys parent company filed the petition to protect It from Its creditors white the finances The company is seeking orders from the court that would let h remain in control of day to day operations and let it con duct business in a normal fashion The orders we have sought from the bankruptcy court will allow us to pay our vendors and employees in the ordinary course as we move said Dean Miller Megafoods presi dent and chief executive officer We anticipate that it will be business as usual at The two New Braunfels Handy Andy supermarkets said business was normal Wednesday but referred all other questions to the corporate office in Mesa Arizona Megafoods officials did not return calls Wednesday However in a prepared statement Miller said the grocery chain is looking forward to the future With the help of our team of reor ganization professionals our newly enhanced management team mere is no Megafoods Inc 1993 miHlOfV 1993 net mik Iton or share First quarter sales million First quarter tones million or 32 cents per share Stock down from Fridays close reason this company cannot emerge from bankruptcy stronger than he said Megafoods gave no indication it would close any stores although some financial experts have speculated that it will do some liquidating in the future The grocery chain said Fleming Foods would continue to supply it despite their differences on recent financial commitments The Arizonabased company boasts 35 Handy Andy stores in Texas including the two local stores Megafoods entered the local gro cery market just over a year ago when it acquired 15 San Antonio area Kroger stores The discount grocery chain then took over Handy Andy area stores in May Council accepts city attorneys resignation BY TECLOJ GARCIA Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council voted Wednesday night by a four to three margin to accept City Attorney Barry Moores resigna tion after meeting in executive session for almost aft hour The council voted in public after the closed door session and it was interrupted by citizens outbursts and at one point a standing ovation for a council members comments Moores employment status had been in question since last week when Mayor Paul Fraser asked for his resignation after Fraser said he had the support of the council to do so Moore said he tendered his resignation because he could no longer work fix a divided council where distrust permeates I dont feel I can be effective in the atmos phere we currently he said It is a tremendous ethical dilemma to keep working as city attorney It is an impossible situation to be Councilman Ambrotio Benitez said he was not in agreement with the vote I have asked why Mr Moore was asked to resign and I have yet to get an he said Jan Kennedy and Brenda Freeman sided with Benitez Fraser told Moore he would have liked to have seen him more active in certain issues concerning the dry Kennady said the city will suffer with Moores departure I think his is wrong wrong she said while being applauded I think its vast ly Freeman added that she thought it was a political decision Fraser who cast the last and tiebreaking vote said the decision to accept Moores res ignation would benefit the city The matter is behind us and we need to look forward to new he said Fraser also said when the search for a replacement begins he would look for some one can talk to a variety of odtures and is legally Finding the mod qualified person possible should be a priority Freeman said I would prefer someone like Mr Moore who is not overly involved in the political Moore said he hoped the someone quali fied would fill his position I am interested in the city and I want there to be as srnooth transition in my he said AACOG funding free rnammograms at McKenna Hospital AACOG has funding for 50 mammogrtms at no cost to the patient at McKenna Memor ial Hospital The criteria is as follows 1 Females between the ages of 6064 will receive a funded mammogram free regardless if they a mammognm taut year 2 Females over age 65 receiving Medicare must prove Medicare reimbursed last years mammogram If Medicare reimbursed last years mammognm AACOG will fund mis years tfudy If Medicare did not reimburse last years study AACOG cannot pay this years Medicare should pay Further the patients primary care physi cian mutt schedule the appointment with McKenna Memorial Hospital The office must note that it is an AACOG funded mammo gram Mammogram patients will not register with patient registration at the hospital but will instead go direcdy to Radiology Call Radiology at 6259111 ext 227 far For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 Metro 6060846   

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