New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, August 22, 1995

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

August 22, 1995

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 22, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY Canyon Cougarettes win tournament in San Antonio See Page 5 50 CENTS Salute to the dough boy New Braunfels Herald 2627 E 8 Pages in one section Tuesday August PASO TX 79903 Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of BETTY KAUFMAN Vol 143 No 202 Inside Sports Market Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes 0 Betty Kaufman Paul Kocian Ernesto Sotclo and Martha Rogers River and aquifer information Comal River 254 cubicfeetper second up 4 cfs from yesterday Edwards Aquifer feet above sea level down 01 Guadalupe 110 Al Barlow and Friends play free Al Barlow and Friends will per form the free Concert in thfi Park Thursday Aug 24 The concert starts at at the dance slab in Landa Park Bring lawn chairs but no glass containers allowed Register your well Well owners in the bound aries of the Edwards Under ground Water District can pick up registration forms Monday through Friday from 8 to at the Comal County Tax AssessorCollector office 150 N Seguin Suite 101 New Braunfels County well owners will be required te register their with the EUWD effective 22 Community Chorale rehearsals The New Braunfels Commu nity Chorale begins rehearsals for the new season Tuesday Aug 22 at 7 downstairs in the Friendship Room at Eden Home Come and bring a friend The concert will be Sunday Oct 15 For information call Fred Frueholz at 6256420 Model train show New Braunfels Summer Model Train Show will be held from 9 to Aug 26 at the New Braunfels Civic Center 380 S Seguin Admission is for adults and for under 18 Under five free Railroad art date nails model trains operating layouts building kits and sup plies memorabilia books tools Call 9352517 for jnfor mation Rec center meeting Organizers are calling for a large show of support at a public meeting Thursday Aug 24 at 7 at the Canyon Lake Action Center to discuss concerns for the Canyon Lake Community Youth Recreation Center Representatives from the county parks committee Army Corps of Engineers and coun ty officials have been invited to discuss recent actions taken on the proposed site below Canyon Dam Cancer support group to meet The Comal County Cancer Support Dialogue Group sponsored by the American Cancer Society will meet at Thursday Aug 24 in the North Building of Victoric Bank and Trust 1000N Walnut Anyone with cancer and their significant others are invited to attend If you have any questions call the ACS at 6295717 or Marian Hicks at 6291763 Lucky Dog Woman makes sure little lost dog does not die on the streets By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Mandy Davis has a true story right out of James Herriott and she hopes the story will have a Herriott style happy ending Davis saw a little dog hanging around the street near her home in South Bank on Lake McQueeney a couple of weeks ago 1 thought he could be lost or she said The dog had survived by eating leftover food thrown away by nearby construction workers she said You could not dare to go up to him you could tell he was so Davis said The doe was obviously sick He had the she said He was going to die a slow One neighbor called the Guadalupe County Sheriffs Department and a few other agencies none could help Guadalupe County does not have an animal control officer Davis said Davis fed the dog from a distance and called her veterinarian Dr Larry Grantham for advice on how to help him Larry volunteered to send someone to she said Grantham gave Davis a tranquiliz er to put in the dogs food that was the only way they could get him to the vets office Davis said Brandy Stephens and Jay Ann Quilter came from Granthams office to help The tranquilizer didnt quite Quilter said Brandy was the sprinter that caught HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Mandy Davis and Jay Ann Quilter comfort the little dog they helped save from a slow death Grantham examined the dog to see if it could be saved or should be put out of its misery Davis said The mange was devouring his little she said Davis is footing the bill for the pups treatments six weeks of medicated baths for the mange There are two kinds of the disease arid thiskind is more difficult to Quilter said Davis hopes that her neighbors will pitch in to pay for part of the treatment she said Grantham estimates that the dog is one to two years old Quilter said He responded to a pickup Davis said He could be looking for the owner who lost or abandoned she said If hes a lost pet 1 hope someone will see this Davis said If no one claims the little dog she hopes he will be adopted into a loving family It never occurred to me not to try to help Davis said Im a per son who will not turn my back on a hurt The HeraldZeitung will follow up on the little dogs progress in the coming County officials drafted in war oh concrete plant By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Drama school registration is Wednesday The doors are opening again to Circle Arts Theatres school of drama for children the Fantasy Factory Registration for the fall semester will take place this Wednesday Aug 23 from 5 to 6 at the theatre locat ed in Landa Park The tenweek course offers lessons in stage presence and movement the tools of the voice theatre terminolo gy and ensemble acting Students grouped according to age meet in onceaweek classes preparing for the public performance that culmi nates their studies According to the schools super visor Roberta Elliott the course is not designed to create actors but to teach the proper use of the voice and to build the kind of confidence that comes from selfdiscovery and Assisting Elliott in teaching the classes will be Cathy Clark experienced actress and music teacher at Mountain Valley School and Israel Tony Aviles trained in theatre at Texas Tech and recently hired as technical director for Circle Arts For fees or other information call 6294808 between 11 and 3 The Balm is on the net Internet surfers all over the world can now visit Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resorts via the World Wide Web Computer users point and click their way through extensive information about the parks history rides operat ing schedule prices and special events Colorful graphics also provide a glimpse at some of the parks attrac tions People who decide to visit Schlit terbahn can even print a map and dis count coupon on their computers Schlitterbahns address on the World Wide Web is Residents in the Biilverde area who are opposed to the construction of a concrete plant there presented the coun ty judge with information that may help fight the plant last night There are plans underway to con struct an Ingram Readymix batch con crete plant at the intersection of Hwy 281 and FM 1863 Residents are opposed to the plant saying it will cause air water and traffic problems The residents have asked the county for help in stopping the plant County Judge Carter Casteel told residents at a public meeting at the Rulverde Librarv Mondav that shf would like to help but she first had to be sure it was legal She said she and Commissioner Danny Scheel have sent letters asking the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission TNRCC to take into consideration what residents are saying She said any action beyond that must first be approved by an attorney to make sure it is acceptable If someone can show me how to do it Ill be the first one out there trying to do something for you But if I cant and I try to I jeopardize the county and its she told the crowded room Kate Mathis organizer of Citizens League for Environmental Awareness Now told Casteel that she had heard from a lawyer who said a local government could make a rec ommendation to the TNRCC board for a rule determination variance or order of the board if it applies to an area within the local governments control The TNRCC board would then give the recommendation maximum consideration Casteel said she would look into the issue to see if the county could in fact do something However she said it sounded like the county could not make a recommendation until the board has actually made a decision She said this was one of the things she would have to check on If Im going to go argue for some thing I want to go with my feet on the ground and not in the said Casteel One resident said she just wanted to know if the county could be count ed on for support both now and after a lf someone can show me how to do it Ill be the first one out there trying to do something for County Judge Carter Casteel decision is made Scheel said he does support the res idents However he would also have to make sure its an acceptable action before he voted for it in Commission ers Court because he does not want to risk a multimillion dollar lawsuit he said If I could go out there with my staff and touch the ground and make it all go away I would do he said TNRCC only focuses on air quality so residents concerns about water and traffic are not brought up in the hear ings One resident said the way to bring the issues to the forefront was to flood the TNRCC with letters about water quality and flood the Texas Depart ment of Transportation with letters about the traffic conditions The residents showed Casteel and Scheel a video of the intersection where the plant will be located They said traffic is already a concern and the plant would only make the situation Its going to take a school bus getting hit by a concrete truck to make something said another con cerned citizen Casteel said she realizes the traffic is a problem and something needs to be done regardless if the plant goes up She said she plans to call the Depart ment of Transportation and get one or two of the officials to the intersection during the rush hour to show them the problem and to see what can be done Youve kept saying traffic is bad but the best argument you made to me was the tape of the cars stacking she said I think the answer may be to put a red and green light The TNRCC hearing on air quality is scheduled for Sept 7 in Austin Another hearing will be held on Sept Mathis has asked that Scheel write another letter of support before then and he said he would Foundation formed to raise money for McKenna Hospital By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Home grown from grass roots community donations still nonprofit after 40plus years not the words one would expect to describe a hospital But they do describe McKenna Memo rial Hospital McKenna officials have made a move to ensure future quality care and keep McKennas non profit status The hospital is forming The Comal Healthcare Foundation to help raise financial support for the hospital The foundation is a separate corporation from the hospital which exists to raise funds for the hos pital McKenna was opened with community said Jennifer Covington development director for the Comal County Healthcare Foun dation They have records down to a dollar who gave those initial A few people gave thousands of dollars back in 1953 when the hospital opened but many gave much less whatever they could Covington said Until now McKenna hasnt had to go out and look for she said Hospitals today need to do more with less Covington said Reimbursements from Medicare and Medicaid are declining Communities and insurance companies want preventative wellness programs as well as acute care Expectations are rising all she said Medical technology continues to increase in leaps and bounds Covington said and McKenna wants to be able to provide the latest in care to its patients It all adds up to a need for more money to stay competitive The Comal Healthcare Foundation offers sev eral ways to contribute Covington said People can give to the hospital in someones honor through the Commemorative Gift Pro gram This can be a memorial gift or a tribute to someone on a special occasion Although the most common way to contribute to the Comal Healthcare Foundation is cash oth er types of donations are welcome common stocks bonds real estate life insurance or planned gifts such as bequests Covington said Gift amounts are kept private and contribu tions are tax deductible The Coma Healthcare Foundation has a new ly appointed board of trustees Chairman Dr Stanley Woodward ViceChairman Dr William Reeves SecretaryTreasurer Dennis Heitkamp Member Bill Cone and Member S D David Speakers are available to talk with civic groups about the hospital through the foundation To arrange a speaker or for more information about the Comal Healthcare Foundation Call Jennifer Covington at 6069111 extension 442 The foundation allows us as a hospital to go a step further to a higher level of Cov ington said Comal Appraisal District passes budget with pay raises By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer The Comal Appraisal District approved a adjusted budget for 1996 which is slightly above last years budget of There were several changes in the budget The first was a increase in employee expenses Lynn Rodgers Chief Appraiser said the increase includes a salary increase for all employees a decrease in Texas Spending increase of is a four percent hike Employment Commission costs and a decrease in group health costs Another large change was in the area of deeds and mapping Last year there was budgeted compared to this years Rodgers said the decrease is because last years budget had funds in it for a geographic infor mation system which is a computer ized mapping system It allows you not only to have maps but also attributional he said The amount budgeted for postage increased by It went from last year to this year Rodgers said this was due to the fact that this budget year will be a reap praisal year which means a lot of notices will have to be sent out Most of that falls under reappraisal notices Next year there should be a decrease because it wont be a reap praisal he said The in the adjusted 1996 Comal Appraisal District budget will come from the budget levy of various taxing units The largest levy will come from the Comal ISD which will be approximately New Braun fels ISD will have a budget levy of about The budget levy for Comal County will be approximately and the budget levy for the city of New Braunfels will be about Rodgers said the levies are payments for various services that arc provided for the entities He said the levies in the current budget arc esti mates and final versions will be sent out with a 1996 effective date He said quarterly payments being made arc still being applied to the 1995 budget United Nations is accused of abandoning Gorazde See Page 4A ;

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