New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, March 28, 1995

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

March 28, 1995

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 28, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDA Local schools open district chase in baseball today Page 5 50 CENTS New Braunfels 4 The Plaza bandstand HeraldZeitune 10 pages in one section Tuesday March Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of CHRISTOPHER RUBIO Home of CHRISTOPHER RUBIO Vol 143 Inside Sports I 1 If citntviii o Art lalllillllSUl Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Mae Voss Braun berger Olga Diaz Debra Garcia Isabel Luna Kath leen Coster six Valerie Resales 13 Christopher Rubio 21 years Meagan Renae Gon zales four years and Goengie Madina Good afternoon Todays weather High 64 low 56 Increasing clouds and cool NBU issues advisory to customers Several customers have called New Braunfels Utilities to say they have received palls at their home from a per json identifying himself as an employee of NBU claiming they need to enter the home to make inspections to a refrigerator or other appli ances They have also made statements concerning low voltage problems or the cus tomers need to leave their homes NBU would like to make it clear that it is only under very rare or extreme circum stances that an NBU employ ee would ever request to enter a customers home Do not allow anyone claiming to be an NBU employee to enter your home without proper ID or without calling the main office at 6298400 or central dispatch at 6258564 to verify the identity of the employee Personnel required to be on your property to read your meter or make repairs to utility service lines should be in an NBU vehicle and in uniform with an NBU logo Customers should feel free to request identification from these per sonnel as well CHS and CMS choirs to provide spring concert The Canyon Middle School Varsity Choir will perform with musical groups from Canyon High School in a Spring Con cert The concert will be at Tuesday March 28 and will be held at the First Protestant Church in New Braunfels The concert is free and the public is invited Featured performances will include performances by the sixth grade choir and the CHS Chamber Singers Tre ble Choir and the Balladiers Also scheduled for the con cert are solos by CMS and CHS students and a CHS tre ble ensemble Garage Sale set for Saturday Xi Alpha Eta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi International will hold its annual garage sale Satur day April 1 from to at 880 Highway 81 adjacent to Lenises Floral Cre ations Lots of items will be for sale including toys furniture and clothes This newspaper is punt ed on recycled newsprint Half of city households are recycling By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer New Braunfels recycling program continues to move toward a more nor mal city officials Nearly half of city households are recycling and the city is receiving more than a month from the sale of recyclables Now that the city is in a threeyear contract with a recycling company officials are hoping the program finds more acceptance The contract will be reviewed after one year City Manager Mike Shands said most of the complaints now center on the more routine service types of com plaints like missed pickups or people never received a bin He said the city refers all people to the company BrowningFerris Industries that handles the program With warmer weather approaching officials predict an increased amount of regular trash as well as the plastics glass metal and newspaper associated with recycling Although there is no commercial recycling pickup increased tourists in the summer should still pro duce more garbage There are more daylight hours peo ple drink more liquids there are more glass and Shands said The city received for the sale of recycled products in January and paid to BFI for recycling fees Residents pay for the ser HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Half the households in the city are taking part in the new recycling program and complaints have decreased city officials say pared to 47 in January The city net quently and added newspaper and BFI officials showed numbers ted about from sales of the aluminum were selling well at present roughly the same for February with products One point proponents of the pro three more days of service Participa BFIs Bard Ramsey said the mar gram make is the amount of space in tion hit 48 percent in February com ket for selling recyclables shifts fre the landfill the recycled products con serve space that would eventually have to be bought at another location The city also pays a tipping fee for every truck of garbage it brings to the landfill so diverting trash from the landfill saves money on tipping fees It extends the life of the landfill by that Shands said Also whatever BFI picks up our city crews dont pick He said this saves the city the cost of overtime and workers compensation claims BFI said they serviced homes in February Although exact space saving figures are not available the recycled products do decrease the weight and space used by regular garbage When youre picking up homes twice a week as New Braunfels you normally pick up 50 to 60 pounds per home a said Ramsey of regular garbage pickup After the recent storm many resi dents have piled debris such as bro ken limbs in their yards Shands said the city has just about completed pick ing up the debris He said the debris would be ground into mulch Resi dents can pick up this mulch at Cypress Bend Park probably by the 8th or 9th of April Shands said the city encour ages residents to normally let their fall en leaves lie where they may and grind them up with a lawnmower instead of throwing them out with the trash and using up valuable landfill space Council votes against annexing Sunbelt plant In return city gets guarantee Sunbelt wont burn toxic waste By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer New Braunfels probably will not extend its city lim its to take in the large Sunbelt plant south of town A contractual agreement with Sunbelt formerly Lafarge won out over annexing the property at the city council meeting last night at least in the first read ing If approved by the council in the next two readings the contract would trade off some tax dollars from Sunbelt for the guarantee that the company would not bum hazardous fuels in its cement plant The key is that this agreement goes beyond state and federal said Mayor Paul E Fraser Existing laws do not protect New Braunfels from Sunbelts burning hazardous fuels if it desired The new contract would prohibit any use of hazardous substances as fuel There is some mutual benefit said City Man ager Mike Shands Under the agreement Sunbelt would pay New Braunfels a year for the first five years of the tenyear contract It would pay the city each of the last five years If the Sunbelt area were annexed and Sunbelt had to pay city taxes they would come to roughly a year With Sunbelt annexed the city would have to provide services such as trash pickup and emergency services Shands said Those would be a tremendous cost to the city he said Council members suggested some changes in the agreements wording that would safeguard the citys interests The first reading of the ordinance passed with all council members voting yes except for Council woman Mary Serold This is only the first she said Let me see the The contract includes a Sunbelt advisory board to monitor quality and hear concerns from the community Serold suggests the city set up its own board to moni tor plant emissions and standards The citizens need to be ever watchful ever she said The agreement with Sunbelt does not deal with par ticulate emissions or cement kiln dust at all Sarah Schrank of Solms voiced concerns that longterm expo sure to the dust is harming the health of residents near the plant hazardous fuels or not There are laws that can address particulate mat Fraser said The mayor agreed that cement kiln dust is a potentially serious problem but might have to be dealt with separately I do think City Attorney Jacqueline Cullom and Mike Shands have done an excellent job for the citizens with this Serold said Copies of the agreement will be available at the city building for citizens to read In other business the FiveYear Community Devel opment Planning Document was presented to the city council This is required of any city which receives community development block grants It has plans to help decide how the grant money will be used A 30 day comment period is required for citizen comment on the document The planning document will be available to read at the Dittlinger Memorial Library the Municipal Build ing New Braunfels Utilities lobby the Senior Citi zens Center and the New Braunfels Housing Office The Community Development staff will schedule a hearing After much comment from Mission Hills area resi dents the city council decided to stay with the Master Plan The plan calls for eventually cutting Ridge Hill through to Loop 337 But the council decided not to extend Ridge Hill at this time HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL The end of the line A Canyon soccer player sits dejected on the bench after the Cougars season ended with a 20 loss to San Antonio Churchill yesterday at Incarnate Word College See Sports Day Page 5 for complete coverage amily home from strifetorn Burum SAN ANTONIO AP Bob Knieger the ambassador to Burundi says his pregnant wife and the couples children are returning to Texas because of escalating violence in that African nation Krueger in an interview Sunday with WOAI radio from his home in the capital city of Bujum bura said his wife Kathleen who is pregnant with their third child and their 5and 6yearold daughters are heading back to the San Antonio area this week They wont return here 1 can certify that the situation has improved and is one that would be safe for Krueger said The decision to send his family out of the country was made after consulting with White House national security adviser Tony Lake Krueger said there has been massive and wanton killing by the army in Burundi where it is estimat ed dozens of people have been killed in the latest Bob Krueger round of fighting and people fled the country over the weekend Krueger described one violent incident he wit nessed at an army checkpoint A man was walking with a Bible and his identity card and the soldier stopped him and asked his identity and then said he was free to walk on But the soldiers stopped the man right behind him who was doing nothing more and shot him dead on the spot Then one soldier said to another Kill this one Kiueger said The dominate group in Burundi probably is more cruel in their subjection of the other than what happened to slaves after the Civil War in the Krueger said He also said the apartheid and discrimination though it is black against black rather than white They wont return here until I can certify that the situa tion has Bob Krueger against black is worse that it was in South Africa Krueger a former senator and New Braunfels businessman became ambassador to the east African nation in June 1994 Krueger said he plans to return to Texas briefly in May to attend a conference and plans to be with his family when the couples third child is bom in Texas in November Gump9 cleans up at the Oscars with six wins See Page 4 ;

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