Tuesday, October 4, 1994

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 4, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY New Braunfels Smithson Valley tennis teams in action Page 5 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 169 DAYS New Braunfels Sesqu centennial March New Braunfels 13 W 4 41 M 8U HeraldZeitune 01 i 10 pages in one section II Tuesday Oct Serving Comal County for more than 142 year 2 years of OLIVIA RICE I I Vol 142 No 234 Inside Sports The River conditions Guadalupe cfs Comal cfs cfs cubic feet per second Stamnitisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeftung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Kevin Steeno Saturday 9 Helen Braune Viola Jonas belated David Jonas belated Frank Paredez Joanne Herrera Kelsey Hoegenauer Olivia Rice Carol Dietel Jerry Geren Nor ma Coll Ann Payne Rocco Sar lo Leslie Thorn William Wil son Frank Yoehle Dickie Guthrie Denise Kraft Betty Kraft Pat Simmonds Happy Anniversary to Tony Mary Armandi Community Council accepting applications The Community Council of South Central Texas Head Start Program is taking applications at all New Braunfels Centers for this school year Parents should bring their childs birth certificate and immunization record when they go to apply as well as verifica tion of household income Head Start is a federal program for preschool children ages five from lowincome families Fami lies with children with disabilities need not meet income guidelines All Head Start children partici pate in fun and educational activi ties They receive medical and dental care are served nutritious meals and snacks and their fami lies are eligible for a wide range of social services and educational training Call 6209184 for more information New country line dancr ing lessons planned No new formal classes in coun try line dancing are planned at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center during the month of Octo ber Instead regularly scheduled practice sessions will meet Mon day evenings and Wednesday mornings These sessions are available to anyone who previously has com pleted at least the beginners country line dancing classes All dance practices are under the per sonal direction of Miriam Weiss No fees will be charged Howev er a one dollar donation to the Senior Citizens Center is request ed each session for use of their facility No Winners In Lotto Drawing No tickets correctly matched all six numbers drawn Saturday might for the twiceweekly Lotto Texas game state lottery officials said The jackpot was worth million Lottery officials estimate the jackpot for Wednesday nights game will be million Stammtiscfi The New Brattnfels HeraldZeitung invites its readers to submit items to Stanvntisch According to the Sophienburg Archives and membert of the German community Stammlisch represents a sit ting place for members of the community to gather and share the days happenings We invite you to share with This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Morales Keep feds out of state affairs Texas AG vows fight against Washington By TECLO Staff Writer Texas Attorney General Dan Morales said Monday in New Braun fels he would continue to fight Wash ington to keep federal government out of state affairs and force it to reim burse the state when Texas pays for things he considers to be federal responsibilities Morales stopping in New Braun fels as part of a three city swing that began in San Marcos and ended in San Antonio said he is justified in using legal means to protect the interests of Texas Morales is seeking reelection as the states highest lawyer against Republi can chalfenger Don Wittig He cited illegal immigration build ing of prisons and public education as costs draining Texas of more than billion last year The federal government ought to be paying it should not be the tax payers of this Morales said Having to see their property taxes increase to pay for more schools or hospitals for the immigrant population It is a federal obligation and it is a federal policy and we are seeking to hold the federal government accountable for their own Morales said his example of over zealousness by the federal government includes the Endangered Species Act forced on local farmers and ranchers We think it is irresponsible and it goes beyond congressional Morales said Pumping water in one county that might affect an endangered species in another four or five counties away could subject the farmer or rancher to criminal prosecution I dont think that is what Congress contemplated when they passed the The many faces of Dan Morales as captured during an Interview with the HeraldZeltung staff yesterday Morales expects no problems with bonds By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer State Attorney General Dan Morales said his office should not disapprove any bond issuances for school districts unless those bonds do not meet current constitutional requirements We have zero impact or discretion or authority with regard to whether we think it is a good bond he said All we do is review it for consti tutional and legislative Officials with the Comal Independent School District arc currently in the process of begininng sale of portions of bonds recently passed in an election to build new schools District Finance Director Abel Campos said the district will sell about million of the bonds now to start the process and sell the remainder in the spring It is safest to go ahead and and sell the bonds he said State district judge Scott McCowen has said the state must solve the school funding problems by Sept 1 of 1995 or the states districts will not be able to sell bonds While Morales said his office only looks to make sure bonds are legally and technically sufficient under constitutional grounds he said his office will take no action unless the legislature acts The Texas Legislature will convene in January 1995 Between now and then Sept 1 it is possible for the legislature to take he said Also possibly on the agenda could be the state cap of tax rate on maitenance and operation por tion of district budgets Endangered Species he said And we think we have good legal authority that agrees with our position It seems the only thing they under stand is the He said he would continue to fight the federal goVerrunent with make it pay Texas what it owes Texas Morales said must also devote time to what he calls the most important issue facing his office Texas youth From child support to juvenile delin quency and criminal activity to gangs he said it will be the development of Texass youth that will determine the future of the state Juvenile justice matters preparing our youth providing them support and sustenance by the way of a good edu cation by way of having enough resources to grow up with like many of us have had the will deter mine whether Texas will continue to be a leader among the states or lag Falling behind in any matter is some thing Morales said his office will not do He pointed to the fact that he has added a number of offices to help deal with the awesome work load the Attor ney Generals office must burden However Morales opponent Don Wittig said the office has too many lawyers and the office should scale back That reflects the fact that he is unfa miliar with the obligations of the office the duties of the office and indeed he has not had a experience working in the Texas crim inal justice the San Antonio native said I just think that one who is attempting to assume the chief law enforcement office in the state ought not need on the job Morales said Witting is a civil judge in Houston and has never worked in the criminal justice system in any capaci ty Beginning his public service career as Assistant District Attorney for Bexar County in 1983 Morales said he does not expect race to become an issue as the campaign heats up in the final weeks f point where Texahs make their deci sions oh who their leaders are going to be based on qualifications based upon preparedness based upon their record based upon their he said Morales is graduate of Trinity Uni versity and acquired his degree form Harvard Law School He serves as an Elder with the Alamo Citys First Presbyterian Church Septic systems can be real problem for rural residents By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer An estimated people live in unin corporated areas of Comal County and that number is steadily growing Most of those peo ple do not have access to sewer systems other than a septic tank County Environmental Health Officer Moni ca Wallace said herself and two inspectors must cover an estimated septic tanks in the county with around 80 to 100 new permits a month Weve been averaging about 15 to 20 inspec tions a she said it keeps going like its going I could keep another fulltime inspector going Wallace said the state reestablished guide lines in 1989 many based on regulations already in place in Comal County ones that are strict according to Wallace This county was also the first one inspected after the new regulations were authorized Given the nature of the rock configurations and different aquifers in the county the county long ago placed regulations and restrictions on the installation and repair of septic tanks restric tions that can sometimes be frustrating for citi zens They dont know why they need to be she said got sinkholes out there that are ISO feet deep and some people propose to put septic tanks The county requires among other things that persons conduct tests of the soU to determine the size of the tank allowed Repairs must also be approved and installers must be licensed through the state Ted Key who lost a bid for county judge in the March primary lives in the Canyon Late area and is one of many residents who dont have a sewer treatment facility He said he had delays in getting his tank repaired because could not get a person to repair it without county approval and had to go through numerous paperwork The restrictions are OK its the methods used in enforcement that I have problems he said Its difficult getting a system built under regulations they want you to In addition to inspections Wallace said the office receives about 10 complaints a week I dont want to get so crushed we start miss ing said Wal The restrictions are OK its the methods used in enforcement that I have prob lems with Its difficult getting a system built under regula tions they want you to lace County Attorney Nathan Rheinlander said his office will hire an additional attorney in January just to deal with the Environmental Health area which includes not only septic tanks but floodplain permits for structures and Ted Key orders such as the Canyon Lake junked vehicle resident Going through the courts is a very paper intensive task said Rheinlander He said the need was there to hire another attorney because of the demand from so many residents living in unincorporated areas of the county Essentially you have people living in the country and believing they are living in the city and wanting those services he said Rheinlander added that with the number of developments going up in the county the need for services would only increase especially giv en the number of one and twoacre tracts in these developments Iselin property could be part of industrial park Hundreds of jobs could be brought to community By TECLO J GARCIA Staff Writer The West Point Pepperell Iselin property sale to an investor group could be part of a large industrial park development bringing hun dreds of jobs to New Braunfels the local busi ness man who helped close the deal said Mon day I am working on a large number of tenants for the property but at present we are only deal ing with finding a tenant for the Ted Alexander said Alexander a New Braunfels entrepreneur said the sale of the old Iselin plant was finalized over a week ago with Carowest Limited They are a very responsible landlord orga nization and we are in negotiations with a very large Alexander said The group buys properties then develops and leases them out Alexander said am working on a large number of tenants for the property but at pre sent we are only dealing with ing a Ted Alexander Although it there have been reports linking Knytex a fiberglass manufacturer from Seguin to the Iselin plant Alexander said he was not yet prepared to name of any businesses he is talk ing to Knytex General Manager Tex Turnier cori firmed Monday that the company is looking for a new location but said it has not made a deci sion We continue discussions with many differ ent he said Wed like to move but I am not in a dire Tumier said the build ing the company now occupies is one third the size itneeds to be Shooting victim upgraded to satisfactory condition today By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Marie Henschell the victim of what police believe was selfinflicted gunshot wound to the upper abdomen Saturday afternoon has been upgraded to satisfactory condition at Brooke Army Medical Center According to Public Information Officer Bob Clark she had been housed on the intensive care ward and listed in serious condition but has now been moved Henschell was airlifted to Brooke Army Med ical Center after apparently shooting herself with a rifle She was in the operating room at BAMC late into Saturday night We are classifying this as a suicide said New Braunfels Police Detective B B Boatright HenseheU age 59 lives at 959 Pine in New Braunfels with husband Tom Henschell For news advertising or subscription information call 6259144 Metro 6060846

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