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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 9, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas TUESDAY Canyon extends winning streak to seven games See Sports Page 5 New Braunfels 50 CENTS Market Plaza Historical Landmark Herald 8 pages in one section Tuesday January Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than 144 years Home of ERIC COWLES Vol 144 No 40 Inside Comics Editorial Sports Classified 3 4 68 Stammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Ruth Cavanaugh Esteban Rivas 17 years Loren zo Herrera Jr 27 years Mon Antonia Rodriguez Raul Morales Eric Cowles Sterling Handrick nine years and Mike Webb Pollen Count Cedar Mold Pollen measured in parts per cubic meter of air Information provided by Dr Frank Hampel Water Information Comal River 290 Cubic Feet Per Second up 4 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 01 Red Stocking Revue organizers to meet The Advertising Committee for the Red Stocking Revue will meet in the Schneider Room of the Victoria Bank and Trust annex on Jan 9 at 7 Gloria DeLaCerda chairper son invites anyone interested in helping on this committee to attend For additional informa tion call Gloria at 6255760 or 6256216 Goodbye Gumper The publicis invited to attend a lunch to celebrate the service of Pastor Elmer Gumper upon his retirement from Hospice New Braunfels The lunch will be from to 1 Tuesday Jan 16 at the Family Life Center of First Protestant Church 172 W Coll St RSVP to 6257500 Garden Club to meet The Guada Coma Garden Club will meet Tuesday Jan 9 at 2 at the home of Ella Hall The program will be on the spectacular annual Philadelphia Flower Show held in March Gang awareness presentation As part of a broad commu nity awareness effort about alternatives to gang member ship all area residents and students are invited to attend a public presentation by Jeor rick High on gangs gang activities and alternatives to gang membership He is the author of the book Hard High a former gang mem ber was paralyzed by a gangrelated driveby shoot ing His brother and father were also killed in gangrelat ed shootings The presentation is free of charge and scheduled for 7 to 8 Thursday Jgn 11 in the Canyon Middle School Commons The school is located at 2014 FM 1101 New Braunfels Troutfest continues About trout and pounds of catfish have been stocked in the Olympic pool at Landa Park for Troutfest which runs through Jan 14 Hours are 4 to 8 weekdays and 10 to 8 weekends Children can take home 10 fish for and adults can take 10 fish for Adults need a valid fishing license with a trout stamp j glfcit i Iff Temperature drops to isnoteJl By DAVID DEKUNDER StaffWriter Freezing temperatures that shivered New Braunfels residents over the weekend did notcause anxmajorproblems for area plumberSorNewBrautifelslJtilitieswbrk We haye had four breakages t in our main linesjhe last couple of sftid NBU assistant general manager for t technical opetationsiRbgerBiggers 38ut this is not uncommon in bold weather like this The problems we had were very minor This was areally quiet weekend compared to the weekends we had in the Meteorologist Alcides Dreumont of the New Braunfels National Weather Service office said an Arctic air mass caused the temperatures to drop into the20s on Sat urday and to 15 degrees on Monday morri What happened is that air a that Biggers said that when thefempera tures drop it could cause potential prob lems for city water lines Sewer chokes can occur because cold weather can cause the solidification of grease in the sewer Biggers said Shift and contractions in theground cause stresspoints in the pipes which welge his Hrin Thmr tat tiiAip pany reported a feW instances of r andftozen vt TclllCetS drip OH the or frozen they IIGVef wonploutside in unheated NCHi Hrin on HeraldZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARN home on Broadmoor Drive left their sprinkler system on tat most people 4 k t Jng the outside is towrap V Teenier Astatic around Dove Plumbing has Ja mercurial thermometer which switches 90 when the temperature goes below 32 problems with their Jheimostatic tape Milhgan swd pjpe8 can e found at most plumbing supply mostpeopie forget to do is to let snops or oufeide faucets drf Teenier said an office clericfor Dove They et their faucets on the insjde Plumbing m Sattlcr said her business but they never let them dri on the out received 20 calls from Canyon Lake ressjde Icicles formed in the trees State money steaming toward old train depot By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Some federal tax dollars from New Braunfels are finding their way back home A grant will improve the Railroad Museum and enhance the surrounding downtown area The grant dates back to the Intermodal Surface Transportation Enhancement Act 1989 or said Penelope Doherty New Braunfels community development director Federal money was set aside to enhance the areas where freeways or The tax dollars are out there and its the she important tO put said them to use here if It was to ensure that we didnt have monWC strosities going Penelope Doherty Doherty said It allowed for beautifying highways and making the quality of life Members of the New Braunfels Historical Railroad and Mod elers Society were responsible for getting the grant money said Bob Niedheiser of San Antonio Niedheiser a society member spearheaded the effort to bring some of the 1ST money here Weve been working on grants for about four Nied heiser said We applied for the grant the qualification was that we had to put up 20 Annual April train shows are the societys main source of income he said By saving train show revenues and the small amount the museum gets from taxes built up the treasury over the Niedheiser said The Railroad Museum is owned by the city but the railroad society did the leg work on the grant and they will maintain the facility Doherty said Its a winwin situation for she said The grant will pay for replacing unsightly ground cover with green space It will add low walls to make sure that the museum is safe from damage by motor traffic Doherty said The rest rooms will be refitted for handicapped access Theres a lighting package for pedestrian safety on that dark corner at she said The society did a really good job with coming up with a package of projects that improve the whole general Work is set to begin on the restoration this spring officials hope it will be finished by the end of summer The tax dollars are out there and its important to put them to use here if we Doherty said The museum is open Thursday through Monday from 10 to 4 Volunteer docents help visitors get the most out of the experience The New Braunfels Historical Railroad and Modelers Society meets twice a month at the old station Don Ferguson leaves KGNB for job in city government By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Local radio listeners will have to say goodbye to a morning staple this month Longtime KGNBKNBT radio Don Fer guson will hang up the microphone for a city government job City Manager Mike Shands announced at last nights city council meeting that Ferguson will fill the new ly created Administrative Assistant to the City Manager post effective Feb 1 I selected Don from a long list of very qualified Shands said This is the most exciting thing that has happened in my life for quite some Ferguson said except for the baby of Clerk identifies Condiff as Faust Hotel robber By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer The clerk at the Faust Hotel when it was robbed last September has iden tified former HeraldZeitung Sports Editor Michael Condiff as the rob ber Condiff was arrested last week in connection with a string of Las Vegas casino robberies He is also a suspect in at least three Texas bank robberies At about on September 13 the Faust Hotel was robbed by a single white male Hotel General Manager Cathy Carpenter said the clerk has had a hard time gening over the robbery and she had hoped the case would be resolved before the clerk leaves next week Carpenter said she noticed similar ities to the casino robberies Detective Sgt Basel Boatright said Condiff is a suspect in the hotel rob bery Were down the list in a long line of agencies that would like access to he said Condiff has been charged with sev en Las Vegas holdups Condiff report edly told police he committed the rob beries to finance a gambling addiction and to care for his ailing father He worked for the HZ for five months in 1994 By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer An administrative law judge has recommended that Ingram Readymix of New Braunfels be granted the standard exemption for its proposed concrete batch plant in Bulverde In his opinion Administrative Law Judge Bill Ehret of the State Office of Administrative Hearings wrote The application of Ingram Readymix Incorporated for Air Quality Standard Exemption Registration No 15645Dbe Standard Exemption A standard exemption is granted by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission to con crete batch plants before they can be built To be granted the standard exemption the plant must meet 11 requirements concerning air emis sions and maintenance of the plant The proposed plant will be located on a four acre site at the intersection of Highway 281 andFM 1863 Kate Mathis CLEAN Citizens League for Environmental Action Now president and one of the resi dents opposed to the plant said her group expected Eliret to make the recommendation for the standard exemption in Ingrams favor It was a minor setback but we expected Mathis said However we were looking for a Ehrets recommendation will be forwarded to the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission The three member board will decide at its Feb 7 meeting whether or not to follow Ehrets rec ommendation Mathis said she expects the TNRCC to rubber stamp Ehrets recommendation We will be at the Feb 7 meeting even though we do not believe we have a chance because of the current political Mathis said We are going through the steps the way were told to by the If the TNRCC commissioners give Ingram the standard exemption Mathis said the group will consider legal action and take their case to court She said CLEAN will also take matters into their own hands We will ask property owners near the Ingram site if we could set up air monitors on their Mathis said We will take air sam ples and videotape the plant Bruce Ingram president of Ingram Readymix was happy with Ehrets decision We are very pleased with the Ingram said Ingram assured residents in Bulverde that his plant will be oper ated in a manner that will be safe for the environment CLEAN members have raised concerns the plant will cause air pollution traffic and water problems for the area We will be inspected regularly by the Ingram said Ingram answered charges by CLEAN that Ingrains original application was incomplete and that the TNRCC allowed the substitution of 20 of the original 50 pages of the application before a public hearing on the matter was held in September That is not Ingram said We were not helped by the TNRCC We hired an attorney to do the application for Last spring Ingram Readymix in a newspaper public notice informed Bulverde residents it was applying for the exemption When residents opposed to the plant heard about the plans a petition of citizens was sent to the TNRCC demanding a public hearing Hearings were held in September with Ehret as the pre siding judge CLEAN members felt the hearings process was biased towards Ingram Readymix an accu sation TNRCC officials have denied For subscription or advertising information call the HeraldZeitung at 6259144
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