Sunday, January 22, 1995

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 22, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas victory over COUNTDOWN 53 DAYS New Braunlels Sesqulcentennial March March Inside Sports 3B Stnmmlisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeltung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following Dirthday wishes to Sybil Tupa Telia Franklin 88 Gary Gilbert Dustln Lawrence Patty Gibson 16 Dr Dean Adams Atalaya Michelle MuAoz David Gene Supul ver and Irene Matamoros And happy belated birth day to Monica Leland two and Charlene Scott Spurs to host special night for New Braunfels The San Antonio Spurs will host a community night honoring New Braunfels on Saturday Feb 4 for their game against Sacramento The event is sponsored by the New Braunfels Downtown Rotary Club The Spurs will donate from each ticket sold to the downtown sidewalk paver project Tickets range from to Buses are available For tickets or information call Tobin or Maureen at 6257502 Fantasy Factory registration Wednesday Registration for The Fantasy Factory Circle Arts Theatres school of drama for children will be held Wednesday Jan 25 from to at the theatre located in Landa Park The spring semester will begin on Feb 6 with classes structured according to age groups Sixand sevenyear olds will meet on Thursdays from to There will be two classes for ages 8 and 9 the first being on Mondays from to and the second on Wednesdays in the same time slot The 10and 11year olds will meet on Wednesdays from to Ages 12 through 14 will have classes on Mondays from to An advanced class made up of mixed ages and containing stu dents that have gone through the basic program several times will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from to They meet twice a week in order to prepare a more complex performance usu ally a musical for the public recital given at the end of the tenweek course Students learn the basics of the atre skills involving proper use of the voice movement ensemble acting and simple stage terminol ogy According to the associate director of the theatre Roberta Elliott they also gain in confidence and selfexpression The instruc tors are more pleased about the personal strengths learned than the technical she said Assistant instructors will be Cathy Clark music teacher at Mountain Valley Elementary and Valarie McCow Both are experi enced actresses as well For tuition fees or information call 6294808 The winning numbers Lotto Texas Est million jackpot This newspaper is printed on recycled newsprint Focus on Water Sorting out the water puzzle A primer on the Issues surrounding the Edwards Aquifer Page 1B Sports Dny Canyon wins The Cougars top Hays 9280 for district vic tory showdown with Unicorns looms 9A New Braunfels HeraldZeit SUNDAY 2627 IX 79903 38 Pages in three sections Sunday Jan Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of Telia Franklin Vol 143 No 50 HeraldZeltung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Cathy Clark takes part In a dress rehearsal for tonights Dinner With The Arts at the New Braunfels Civic Center Event to celebrate the arts By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Tonight New Braunfels artists and art lovers will flock to the Civic Center for the 15th annual Dinner With The Arts Sponsored by the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council the soldout event will include dinner a gallery of works by local artists an awards pre sentation and a variety show spot lighting local performing talent We insist on celebrating what is good in the arts said Arts Council President Elizabeth Elliott Among the awards presented will be the Arts Award and the Business Award These recognize an individual and a business which have contributed greatly to the arts in New Braunfels over the past year Also honored will be a few individuals whose body of work over a long period of time has enhanced the quality of the local arts scene OneHundredFifty and Counting is the theme for this years theatrical offering in keeping with the sesqui centennial year of 1995 It includes acts ranging from Orphans on the Guadalupe to songsters in a broad range of styles to the New Braunfels German Folkdancers Dinner With The Arts serves to cel ebrate the arts and to remind New Braunfels of the vital role the arts play in the lives of its citizens We feel that the arts are an absolute essential in life said Elliott they are not Complaints fuel call for recycling election By Roger Croteau City Editor New Braunfels voters may have the chance to vote on whether to continue the curbside recycling program begun two weeks ago Councilwoman Mary Serold has placed an item on the agenda for tomorrows city council meeting which if approved would direct the city attorney to draft a refer endum that could appear on the May 6 city election ballot It would take another council vote after the ref erendum is drawn up to include the measure at the May 6 election which will also include races for districts 1 and 2 on the city council and charter amendments I am not sure what the exact verbage would Serold said Something on the order of do we continue with this particular program with BFI after one year or She said the city has an escape clause that would allow it to cancel the contract with BFI after a year However the city would have to buy back the blue recycling bins from BFI at a cost of about Serold said The talk of an election on the nature of recycling in New Braunfels came after city officials and city council members were flooded with complaints and questions about the program At the same time city and BFI officials say the pro gram appears to be off to a strong start BFI reported that 57 percent of households have put their recyclables out at the curb and the volume picked up has exceeded 20 tons City Manager Mike Shands said he personally fielded more than 100 complaints since recycling began I was a little surprised I did not expect he said Their concerns are numerous They do not really object to the concept of recycling The main question is whether it is the right priority for the amount of money it The city will pay BFI about over the three year term of the contract Residents are charged an extra per month to pay for the program However the city will get back half of the revenues from selling the recyclables collected will save on tipping fees at the county landfill and will benefit by extending the life of the county landfill A lot of them complained because they had not heard it was Shands said Some asked about the extra fuel used in the collection process since the trucks come from and go to San Antonio Some felt like the money we pay BFI is leaving the city Some said the money would be better spent on police fire protection or fixing streets One guy talked about all the water he wasted rinsing out a mayonnaise jar People have done a lot of thinking about Shands said All of those questions were considered and answered in recycling committee hear ings There are certainly other needs the city has but if we wait until they are all addressed you will never start recy he said One guy talked about all the water he wasted rinsing out a mayonnaise jar People have done a lot of thinking about Mike Shands city manager Serold said she stopped counting the number of com plaints she received at 50 calls and nine visits I only had one call supporting it and that was from County Judge Carter she said Serold said she has heard of as many as five peti tions being circulated asking for an election on whether to continue the recycling program although she has only seen one with two pages of signatures on it The main complaint they expressed to me was not the but that it was crammed down their Serold said although she added that the Recycling Advi sory Committee did a good job of seeking public input and trying to keep the public informed In no way should this be misconstrued as saying the recycling committee has not done its Serold said But now we are getting some public input and it should be considered People have asked me to let them vote on it and I am not going to deny citizens that Serold said she never liked the idea that the recycling bins would not have covers and that has been one of the oftenvoiced complaints she said The lack of a cover has allowed newspapers to be blown out of the bins Also newsprint must be dry and citizens have complained that they dont know what to do with newspapers if it looks like it might rain One man at Camila and Heather Lane had a footand ahalf stack of newspapers he picked up after the truck left his she said Susan Curtis chairwoman of the Recycling Advisory Committee said she is disgusted and discouraged by the number of complaints and the prospect of an election on the issue Mary Serold voted for it and she should support it she said Are we going to have a recall election for every decision city council makes This town has recall Curtis said she is confident New Braunfels residents would support the program at an election but she does not think an election is called for She said that people who did not know recycling was coming have no one to blame but themselves She point ed out the numerous articles in the HeraldZeitung and many news reports on local radio stations People need to give it a chance Yes there are bugs But any program of this size is going to have a few glitches when it starts They can be worked she said The people behind this election effort are giving their grandchildren this message I dont care about your future 1 just care about my a Last call for late night drinks Bar owners want input By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Various business owners throughout the county plan to meet with county officials this week to discuss the repeal of latenight alcohol sales in the county A public hearing has been set for 1 Thursday Feb 2 in the Commissioners Court room but some owners want to meet with officials before then We want to be sensible and businesslike about Gonzales who owns the Solms City Limits were kind of blindsided with Law enforcement officials have voiced a concern about traffic coming into the county late at night Hays and Guadalupe counties as well as the cities of San Marcos Seguin and New Braunfels require businesses to stop serv ing alcohol at midnight every day except Saturday when the deadline is 1 Officials say dangerous sit uations occur when people dri ve into Comal County to take advantage of the county busi nesses which can serve mixed drinks and beer until 2 They would like to see the times made the same as Hays and Guadalupe counties County Judge Carter Cas teel said she has already had more phone calls and input on this issue than any in recent memory A threeweek period was given before the hearing date Were trying to give every body plenty of said Cas teel The public hearing is intended to let eveiybody have a chance to Casteel said no action item had been placed on the agenda as yet A simple vote by Com missioners Court could set the hours back to midnight Gonzales said business own ers would like a chance to work with the county before any action is taken He and other owners say stricter enforcement of current rules would help 1 think Ive taken measures in my own personal said Gonzales who also owns the Cafe Adobe in New Braun fels and Adobe Verde in Gruene and is a president of the Seguin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce us a chance to work on the issues Most of us are doing a great job on HeraldZeltung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL a neraioieitun Project Graduation rally A party at Lubys Cafeteria Saturday was the klckotf for this years Project Graduation which gives high school seniors a safe place to have fun on graduation night without alcohol or drugs A series of events will raise funds for the parties and will provide prizes to be given away See story on Page 2A For subscription advertising or news information call 6259144