Thursday, July 27, 1995

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 27, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY New Braunfels AllStars win by mercy rule make history See Page 5 50 CENTS The old LCRA building New Braunfels Herald 12 Pages in one section Thursday July Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Hi MLERA WALTERS Vol 143 No 184 Inside Sports Market Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Valera Walters Aarron Schmidt Dawn Maldonado Joyce Dillingsley Don Maldona do Martin Espinoza and Mel ba Shaw Happy 27th anniver sary to Rusty and Kerry Grun wald River and aquifer information Comal River 270 cubicfeetper second down 8 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer feet above sea level down 06 Guadalupe River 287 cfs Concert in the Park features Tejano music tonight The Texana band brings its Tejano and country sound to the dance slab at Landa Park as the Concerts in the Park series continues Thursday The free concert starts at Bring lawn chairs but no glass containers are allowed Christmas in July coming Saturday Begin your Christmas prepa rations this Saturday at the Christmas in July Bazaar at First Protestant Church Family Life Center Coll and Seguin streets from 9 to 5 Unique gifts for everyone from quilts to Christmas decora tions plus a delicious lunch for all the family and wonderful tid bits to buy to take home and more Proceeds for mission projects Sisters in Suffrage rehearsal tonight Rehearsal for Sisters in Suf frage will take place tonight at 7 at City Hall Municipal Courtroom The event will take place Aug 19 at Partici pants will take part in the parade the show and enjoy the picnic and music provided until There are still small parts available Call 6082100 for information Family Outreach event Family Outreach volunteer appreciation dinner and instal lation of officers will be held at Gruene Mansion Inn Restau rant Thursday Aug 3 at 7 RSVP by Aug 1 to 6201299 Find yourself in Sesquicentennial photo exhibit More than 250 photos of the Sesquicentennial parade trail ride and opening ceremonies will be on display at the Senior Citizen Center through Aug 4 The display is open from 8 to 8 Stop by and order some copies for a keepsake of New Braunfels Sesquicentennial Vacation Bible school starts July 31 Vacation Bible School will be held at the New Braunfels Church of the Nazarene July 31 Aug 4 from to 9 each evening Children from age 3 to 12 are invited to attend Call 6250803 or 625 0775 for information or trans portation County ready to start rural recycling By DEMISE DZIUK Staff Writer Residents in the rural areas of Comal County will soon be able to do their part in protecting the landfills and reducing trash Rural recycling will soon be a reality for many living in the county County Commissioner Moe Schwab said the success of the pro gram hinges on the publics participa tion He said he is trying to make the program as easy as possible for resi dents so more will participate Its the people that will make this work and no one really even has to break a said Schwab The program has gotten its initial funding from grants from the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Com mission and Alamo Council of Gov ernments Sherry Clarkson Adminis trative Assistant to Commissioners Its the people that will make this work and no one really even has to break a County Commissioner Moe Schwab Court helped write the grant applica tions and said the grants are usually a one shot and its just to get you started Schwab said funding for next year would either come from new grants or an alternate source Once the program gets underway Schwab said residents will be able to recycle glass aluminum cans steel plastic newspapers cardboard and paper grocery bags Schwab said the items do not need to be separated into each category He said the person dri ving the trailer will do that People using the service will not have to pay any cost either Our only fear is that people will leave their stuff there when the truck isnt there Theres always another place to take it We dont want people to just leave it said Clark son With a target starting date of Sep tember 11 the recycling truck will rotate between 10 locations during the week During the first week of recy cling volunteers will also be present to conduct a survey on who is using the program and how On Mondays it will be at the Spring Branch area fire station between and noon It will then be at the Canyon Lake Fire Station at FM Creek area from 1 to On Tuesdays the sites will be the GiffordHill West Exit in the Garden Ridge Area between and noon and in the Bulverde area between 1 and 4 On Wednesdays the truck will be at the Canyon Lake EMS in the Sartler Road area from to noon Then it will be at the corner of FM 306 and Purgatory from 1 and 4 Thursdays there will only be one site That site will be the Comal Coun ty Road Department at 4931 State Highway 46 from 1 to 4 On Fridays the first location will be the Hunter Road at the TXI area from to noon The second location will be the Freiheit Bowling Alley area at FM 1101 from 1 to 4 Saturdays will only have one site also It will be at Canyon Lake Fire Station from to noon The recyclable items will be baled and stored in a van type trailer When the trailer gets full the vendor will pick it up and take it to San Antonio for unloading The county will receive half of the proceeds from the items Schwab said He said he is hoping this will be enough to pay the salary of the driver going to each location If we can do that well be in great he said Schwab said there is a committee working together on the project and they have designed posters signs bumper stickers and shirts The T shirts were donated by the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Coop He said any one interested in joining the committee or becoming a volunteer is always wel come For more information or to become a volunteer call 6205501 or the Canyon Lake line at 8854996 HOME Is WHERE THE DIRT Is New house on Landa Street being built out of bricks made of soil HeraldZelthung photos by MICHAEL DARNALL Rudy Valasquez builds a wall using dirt bricks By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer A house is being built on Landa Street out of a spaceage new mater ial dirt The Agaptito Lara House on the comer of Landa and Madeline will have bricks made of compressed local soil And those bricks are much more energy efficient than conven tional building materials This is a Good Cents Environ mental said David Werley of New Braunfels Utilities The Environmental Home is a new pro he said It uses green build ing The dirt bricks in the Agaptito Lara House are made onsite with a new machine that compacts soil under pounds per square inch into building blocks The blocks are grout ed into place and covered with stucco Werley said The Environmental Home is a cut ting edge program the wave of the future Werley said Home builders can choose from a number of envi ronmentally friendly and energy effi cient building techniques drip irri gation engineered wood products recycled content materials water con serving dishwashers and commodes etc In return they get both a hefty rebate check and lower energy bills for the life of the home The Lower Colorado River Author ity and NBU have made the regular Good Cents program available to area builders for some time Werley said We take a house plan and put it into a software he said The program calculates exactly how much heating and cooling is needed in each room Homeowners who dont use the Good Cents program often end up overcooling their homes spending lots of extra money on large air con ditioners and higher electric bills over Ramon Ortiz makes bricks using soil and pounds per square inch of pressure the years Werley said The Good Cents program also offers the double benefit of a rebate up front and savings through the years The rebate is to help the builder defray Werley said The homeowner is the real winner Start adding up savings times 12 months for 40 years and it makes a significant he said Corps to fund big project at Potters Creek Park From staff reports The Army Corps of Engineers has recognized the need to plan for and construct major improvements to the recreational facilities at Potters Creek Park at Canyon Lake Due to the lack of or low levels of funding for the past several years only a few recreational improvements have been made to the park A team of specialists in recreation natural resources and construction has been formed to develop plans for the park improvements At this time the Corps is requesting public comments concerning the recre ational uses and facilities at the park This is an opportunity for the public to say what facilities they feel are needed in the park and to comment on opera tional issues Written comments will be accepted until Aug 5 at the following address Army Corps of Engineers Canyon Lake Office HC4 Box 400 Canyon Lake TX 78133 Red Cross to offer First Aid course Aug 13 Your local Red Cross Chapter will offer a First course on Aug 1 and 3 from 6 to 9 in the Comal Tax Appraisal meeting room at 178 East Mill For more information call 606 1999 from 10 to 2 Womens Center names new director adds board members By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer With new leaders at the helm the Comal Coun ty Womens Center will sail full speed ahead toward a second year serving the county from its new facility Daniel Perez will take over as executive direc tor said outgoing Chairman of the Board Robert Konkel The board is very confident in the deci sion that they Konkel said Perez has been in charge of the centers TAC DA program for over a year When weve need ed any assistance with any other program across the board hes said Sure Ill help Konkel said Rita Kaufman manager of First Commercial Bank was elected the new chair of the board Were excited about the new Emergency Shel ter Grant totaling as additional services will be added including some childrens pro grams Kaufman said Konkel will step into the role of vice chair Pam Brandt of New Braunfels Resorts will be the new secretary and attorney Steve De Lemos will serve as treasurer The Womens Center will also raise the num ber of its board members to 13 naming three new members Sherry Hill Rosa Linda de la Cer da and Mary Jean Tipler will officially join the Womens Center board at the August annual meeting With the new directors we believe we have a full force of community leaders as well as very adequately trained staff to assist the needs of individuals in our community that have been the victims of domestic and sexual Kauf man said The Womens Center has already sheltered 103 women and 175 children since it opened the doors of its new facility last September Pro gram Coordinator Patty Bray said The center served still more women who didnt actually Were excited about the new Emergency Shelter Grant as additional services will be added including some childrens Rita Kaufman stay there Bray said bringing the total served to over 400 We have been full to capacity on many Kaufman said The Womens Center renewed all of its grants with some showing substantial increases Konkel said The Emergency Shelter Grant makes pos sible added staff for the sexual assault program and a childrens play therapist The entire county has been a wonderful sup porter of the Womens Center for many many Kaufman said and because of continued community support were able to deliver addi tional services and want to thank Comal County for its generous The center hopes to build a new storage area for donations Konkel said Were desperately searching for a location for a thrift he said That could be another year away Konkel said but if someone from the community could step forward with an idea for a building it would be great Wed also love to have someone help us on a volunteer basis for public he said We receive massive donations on a daily Konkel said The main need right now is for monetary donations cribs and large diapers he said Were in the peak season for domestic he said Were so proud of this wonderful communi ty and their support for the Konksl said San Antonio and Seguin have noise ordinances why doesnt New Braunfels See Page 4