Tuesday, August 23, 1994

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 23, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas All three local volleyball teams hit the courts tonight See Page 6 CENTS Sesquteentennial March New Braunfels 410 MO 16 j 81 SOWEST MICROPUBLISHTNB 2627 E YAMDELL DR EL PASO IX 79903 10 pages In one section Tuesday Aug Serving Comal County for more than 142 years Home of LIONEL LOPEZ STEPHANIE SALAZAR Vol 142 No 203 Inside Texas Sports The River conditions Quadalupe cfs Comal cfs cfs cubic feet per second Birthday wishes from the Hwaldbttung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Kery Noble Fritz Bohne Jr 84 Melinda VaUez Rosalinda Ala man Lionel Lopez Stephanie Salazar Melissa LangendorfT Heather LangendorfT Ann Johnsdn Jim Mooney Joseph Moser Vivian Nuhn Jean Stanley Edward R Dedeke Happy Anniversary to Floyd Lenora Hutson Sunday 22 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 Common St Admission isI 15 per person For tibkets call 6061000 1QO4Roteo 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 Geri Games set for Aug 2527 The 6th Annual Geri Games are scheduled for Aug 2527 in New Braunfels The annual games are open to all senior citizens who have limit ed abilities as well as the handi capped Local retirement centers Vista Village and Eden Heights as well as nursing homes Colonial Manor Eden Home The Abore tum and Kirkwood Manor are participating Some of the games include mind games of Bible Trivia spelling bee bowling wheelchair races koosh ball toss and bean bag fling Dominoes and 42 are also popular events The active games are open for spectators and are to be held Sat urday Aug 20 with much com petition between the facilities for the volleyball trophy spirit award and overall trophy for the most medals won Many local businesses sponsor these games which are to promote fellowship challenge the individ ual and build self confidence Stammtisch The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung invites its 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 share the dayshappenings We invite you to share with This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Council okays 28 rate hike for NBU By TECLO GARCIA Staff Writer The New Braunfels City Council approved Monday a 28 percent increase in sewage rates as proposed by New BraunfeU Utilities NBU officials said the utility actu ally needed a 66 percent raise to elim inate all electrical subsidy in the sewer department The sewer department faced a pro jected a 1994 loss of should the measure have failed Increase to be implemented over three year period The sewer rate increase will be incre mented into percent rises over the next three years Without the increase capital projects might be delayed and a bond issue may have been the next best alternative for funding Paula DiFonzo NBU Gen eral Manager said In addition service levels and response times will have to be reassessed to recognize new budget restrictions during a period of high she told the council Although DiFonzo was pleased the council passed the proposal she was aware that citizens are usually wary of I think if the customer looks at our rates we provide comparable rates to surrounding area she said In other council business the city body tabled a recycling ordinance that would have began residential pick up of recyclable material Recycling Advising Committee Chairperson SusanCurtis asked the council to hold voting on the measure until garbage giant BrowningFerris who as the lowest bidder was awarded the recycling committee could address some concerns in the contract There are a few things we need to work Curtis said A public hearing with BFI officials has been set for Sept 6 at 7 with a place yet to be determined I expect to come back to council with a really good Curtis said The council also passed an ordinance banning the use of foam and related products on and in certain public waters within the city limits The matter will go before city coun cil one more time and if passed on the third reading the mandate would not go into affect until Jan HaraldZeltung photo by MARK LYON Handy Andys Hwy 81 location will closed by Sept 3 while the grocers other New Braunfels location In the Court Yard Shopping Center bottom photo will remain open company officials said Handy Andy closing one local store By TECLO and MARK LYON HeraldZeitung staff Officials with Handy Andy yester day confirmed that they will be clos ing one of their New Braunfels stores by Sept 3 As of yesterday the Hwy 81 stores produce section and meat department were about half stocked and there were no plans to restock them accord ing to Wayne Miller manager for the store Miller said that all of the stores employees would be transferred to other area stores however he refused to say how many employees the store actually had OUBlTcOUPONS One employee who wished to remain anonymous said company officials broke the news to them about five days ago Handy Andys parent company Megafoods of Mesa Arizona recently filed for Chapter 11 bank ruptcy protection after one of the firms key suppliers threatened to halt ship ments unless payments were made Megafoods officials originally said that no changes would be made and that operations would be business as Much of the merchandise inside the Hwy 81 store is being packaged and transported to other area stores Commissioners ink new pact with Miller By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Comal County Commissioners Monday reaffirmed their commitment to Doug Miller as water representa tive for the county Meeting on Monday because sever al commissioners will attend a con ference Thursday the court dissolved the current interlocal agreement with the city and decided to negotiate a new agreement with New Braunfels Utili ties regarding Millers services The city recently rescinded the use of Miller coowner of Witting and Miller Insurance as water rep resentative choosing not to renew his contract Im a little concerned with recent events where he is no longer water negotiator with the said County Judge Carter Casteel I have devoted ten years of my life to said Miller who hopes to con tinue representing the county and Doug Millar NBU hate to throw all that away simply because the may or Paul Fraser doesnt want me representing the Commissioner J L Jumbo Evans reiterated support for Miller but wanted the motion to include pro visions for another future agreement with the city and that the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority be invited in discussions I didnt want to close the door on a joint effort of the city and said Evans Casteel said the county city and NBU asked Miller to represent them back in 1992 when the state legislature was discussing sfvfral tn water namely Senate Bill 1477 That bill created the Edwards Aquifer Authority to take over the Edwards Underground Water District and enact stricter measures on pumping of the aquifer The MexicanAmerican Legal Defense and Education fund opposed the creation of the authority to which Miller was appointed due to appoint ed directors and the Justice Department agreed The authority is now in limbo and awaiting federal judges decisions said Miller He predicted more state legislative action concerning the authority and perhaps other water issues when the session convenes early next year He said he hoped to represent the countys interests there as he has done in the past Both Edmund Kuempel and Jeff Wentworth have told me he Miller is one of the most respected and knowledgeable people as far as water said Commis sioner Moe Schwab Threevehicle accident results in one fatality By MARK LYON Managing Editor A 79yearold New Braunfels woman was killed Sunday morning as the result of a threevehicle accident at the intersection of Texas Highway 46 and the 135 service road east according to a report filed at the New Braunfels Police Department At approximately Sun day a 1994 Chevy C1500 pickup dri ven by Markus S Ledford 31 of Bossier City entered the inter section at the 200 block of and the 1000 block of 135 heading east on the 135 service road and col lided with a 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass driven by Harry Baerwald 80 of New Braunfels The collision caused the vehicle driven by Baerwald to collide with a third vehicle an 84 Mercury Grand Marquis driven by Franklin George Berger of Seguin According to the NBPD report Led ford said he entered the intersection under a yellow light when the collision took place The light was green for Baerwald the report showed No charges or citations were filed by investigating officer Anthony Celli Baptist AirLife transported Bertha Lee Baerwald the wife of the driver of the Olds to University Medical Center in San Antonio where she died of mul tiple trauma wounds at approximately according to a spokesman with the hospital AirLife arrived at the scene approx Man killed hit and run over weekends By MARK LYON Managing Editor Saturday according als He Safety Lake was found lying on FM 306 early Saturday nfioming DPS Trooper Gary Wong of New Braunfels said it appeared that King had been struck by a motor vehicle and dragged an undetermined dis tance 5 Kings body has been transport ed to the TraW Oxwry WiedicaJ examiners office for an No vehicle but an investigation is ongoing Wong said imately 20 minutes after the accident the report indicated Harry Baerwald was transported to McKenna Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released Ledford was not injured Comal ISD board members approve million budget ByCRAIQHAMMETT Staff Writer Comal Independent School District Trustees approved a million budget Monday a little more than nine percent above last years budget CISD Director of Finance Abel Campos told the board that much of the increase came as a result of growth in the district He said the district pre pared a budget based on a projected enrollment of The first week of school saw students with more expected This budget is not really going to meet the needs but well see what we can he said the end of six weeks I may be coming back to the school board with The board passed the budget by a 4 2 margin with Jim Middleton Lee Ikels Norman Gerlich and Dan Krueger voting for and Thomas Bruce and Douglas Kirk voting against Der ald LaRue was not present Much of the discussion on the bud get shifted to the upcoming Sept 10 bond election for new elementary schools The CISD has already approved yearround schooling on a multitrack system for 199596 should the bond fail The 199495 budget is based on a tax rate per valuation although this number could change based on the bond election The district will set the tax rate Sept 26 If we must go to yearround schools that will impact the budget right said Superintendent Jerry Major Campos said the district would need an additional million should the district go to yearround schools main ly to meet the payroll cost of teachers and other employees next July and August He said the district must start preparing for those expenses should they be needed Thomas Bruce ques tioned how much additional cost on the tax rate would be incurred through the bond election as opposed to yearround schools Campos said an additional 12 cents might be expected through yearround schools with about 05 cents through rew schools This figure did not how ever include the cost of teachers and supplies which would drive up that 05 figure For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 Metro 6060846

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