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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 10, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                WEDNESDAY New Braunfels Unicom girls take district softball title Srr Sporfs Paqr 1i v if i i f i i 16 pages In one section Wednesday April uo SOWEST MICROPUBLISHINO t YANDELL OR EL PASO TX 79903 Serving Comal County and surrounding areas for more than f 44 years of MttATIIIfl illfLiV Inside Market Sliimmlisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeitung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends birthday wishes to Cody Kathleen Crandall 14 Heather M Sibley John Paul Eckols and Dolly Brown Happy 47th anniversary to Mr and Mrs Ernest Schraub To have a birthday or anniver sary listed here call 6259144 Pollen Count Pden measured in parts per cubic meter of air Readtags taken yesterday Information provided by Dr Frank River Information Comal cubic feet per sec ond down 4 from yesterday Edwards Aquifer Panther Canyon Well feet above sea level down 05 from yesterday LCRA to hold meeting on future of old power plant The old Comal Power Plant building which has recently seen renewed public interest will be the subject of a public meeting by the Lower Col orado River Authority on April 16 in New Braunfels The meeting will be from to 8 at the New Braunfels Civic Center is considering tential options for the build use he meetirig sanew lie f information will help form the foundation for LCRAs decision on the build ing The plant was built in the 1920s ancJ closed in 1972 Tax seminar The Greater Hispanic Chamber will host a tax and living trust seminar Thursday April 6 at the Dit tlinger Memorial Library Guest speakers will be Peter J Parehti Frances Richard son and Robert J Autenrieth For information call Nathan Millett at 6254150 Candidates forum The League of Women Vot ers will host a candidate forum for New Braunfels city council elections Thursday at 7 at the NBISD Education Build ing on Mill Street Candidates for mayor and District 5 and 6 have been invited Spring luncheon Church Women United of Comal Countys Spring Lun cheon will be at Friday April 12 at the Schu mann Hall of First Protestant Church 172 Coll St For enjoy a meal and program about Habitat for Humanity including the personal experi ence of Leesa Ryan a recipi ent of a Habitat home Pro ceeds go to Habitat for Humanity Tickets may be purchased from members of Church Women United or at the office of First Protestant Church before April 4 Rural School Reunion The 31st Annual Rural School Reunion celebration will be held Sunday April 14 at the Knights of Columbus Hall 111 Landa Street Exstudents and friends are invited to attend Registration and fellowship from 1 to 2 Dance to live music from Tommie Vanek 2 to 6 BYOB refreshments available By DAVID DEKUNDER Staff Writer Coming in January 1996 there will be a big change at the Comal County Sheriffs Depart ment With all the precincts in and the votes tabulat ed in the Republican runoff for sheriff on Tues day night former Department of Public Safety trooper Bob Holder won votes 57 per cent to upset eightyear incumbent Sheriff Jack Bremer who finished with votes 43 per cent Holder faces no Democratic opposition in November We approached the campaign and I said to the folks that we had crime and cooperation prob Holder said from his victory party at the Canyon Lake Golf and Country Club We stayed with that message and I think the public under stood that we were approaching those problems that needed our Bremer and Holder were thrown into a runoff after neither got 50 percent of the votes in the March 12 primary Going into the runoff Bremer led with 40 percent of the vote Holder had 33 percent while Max Wommack finished with 27 percent Later Wommack endorsed Holder in the runoff Bremer said his defeat can Holder be attributed to Holders abil ity to get out the vote in a runoff that had light voter turnout He did a better job of getting his people Bremer said from his party at the Faust Hotel I called Mr Holder and congratulated him I told him we both need to take a week off before we meet and discuss the transition period I think he is capable he will make it If he needs any help hes got it I dont want the citizens of Comal County to see a break between the two administrations 1 dont want to close him out I want to get him in as early as a I Before he takes over the reins as sheriff Hold er said he will go all over the state to see how oth er sheriffs departments run their operations and get some ideas about how he will run things in Comal County Ive got a lot of friends who are sheriffs in the top sheriffs departments in the Holder said I want to see what they are doing which is good I have been here a long time and I know what needs to be done and what works and what doesnt This is a mandate by the people for change My job is to make sure we make these changes because we sheriffs department work for the Bremer who spent more than 25 years with the Customs Service said he will have time to do something he truly loves training thorough breds at the Retama Race Track HeraWZertung photo by MICHAEL OARNALL Circus moves on The elephants get a bath at the Carson and Barnes Circus which held performances Monday and Tuesday at the Comal County Fairgrounds overKirk i Realtor takes Precinct 1 race By DAVID DEKUNOER Staff Writer Startzville Realtor Jack Dawson garnered 54j percent of the vote to defeat fellow Startzvilfe resident and freelance writer Douglas Kirk rV the Republican runoff for County Commit sioner Precinct on Tuesday night I want to thank my loy al pawson said 1 will stand on the same issues in the general election which I stood for in the runoff arid the Dawson won with votes to Kirks votes which was 46 per cent of the vote Dawson Daw8on will now take on Democrat Louis Millican in the November general election Dawson said he will emphasize the issues quality environmental protection and lajv enforcement in his campaign against MillicarC A I will promise them I will be the hardest working commissioner they have ever Dawson said from victorious sheriffelect Bob Holders party at the Canyon Lake Golf and Country Club And that I care about the same things that they care Dawson and Kirk were thrown into the runoff in the March 12 pri mary after niether got 50 percent of the vote in a four candidate race During the pri mary Dawson received 38 percent of the vote while Kirk garnered 35 percent The candidates Marian Whitson and Bemus Glenn Jackson received 7 and nine percent of the votes respectiveiy Even though he lost the race Kirk vowed that he and his supporters would fight for the same ideas that he espoused in his campaign I think we have philosophical differences with Kirk said My camp is strong on character accountability and like we need a government which responsible to the taxpayers and people of Comal County which we feel like we dont M think we have philosopi cal differences with Douglas Water district board wants to know why restrictions are being ignored By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Stage II of the Edwards Under ground Water Districts Demand Man agement Plan has been in effect since Feb 26 and at Tuesdays meeting the districts board of directors decided to call a public hearing to find out why primary users are not complying The date for the hearing has not been set The EUWD is looking into what steps can be taken against noncom pliers Stage II requires all primary users those who supply or produce 18 mil lion gallons or more a year to reduce usage by 15 percent and report usage on a weekly basis Rick Illgner EUWD General Manager said the users are given a target baseline and are expected to meet that target weekly There are a lot of people not meet ing their he said Board Chairman Hans Holland ques tioned whether the weekly targets were reasonable expectations He was also concerned that an entitys compliance may change from week to week Ill gner said the users could have request ed a variance if they felt their target was unreasonable He also added that compliance usually does not change much Generally those that are missing are missing said Illgner primary users are taking the Youhaveto recognize that there will be sacrifices There will be Rick Illgner EUWD general manager numbers and just not meeting Bexar County Representative Carol Patterson said she was concerned that the baselines may not take into con sideration those users that are already conserving She said entities that have reduced their usage are having to reduce it even further Another board member said the plan has to use current usage fig ures in order to effect the springs Ill gner agreed You have to recognize that there will be sacrifices There will be hard Illgner said The board approved scheduling a public hearing for noncompliant users before April 30 Those users who have failed to meet the mandatory reductions or have not complied with weekly reporting will be required to appear before the board Due to the large number of users not complying Illgner said the hearing may be divided into two days Illgner said will give users a chance to explain why they have not met th require ments He also added that adjustments could then be made to their targets if needed 7 This is an attempt to find out from certain users why they arent comply ing and why they arent said Bexar County Representative Jo Ann De Hoyos This is the first time were going to talk to these people about why they arent in In other business the board adopted a resolution calling for an election on Nov Comal County District 3 Representative S Craig Hollmig and Hays County District 1 Representa five Linda Keese are among the tors whose terms will expire Chance to clean out waste from the garage is coming up By DENISE DZIUK Staff Writer Plans are underway for a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day in April and people are urged to start collecting the unwanted products now New Braunfels Assistant Fire Chief Elroy Friesenhahn is the project manager for the col lection and said it is scheduled for Saturday April 27 from 9 am to 3 behind Fire Station on Loop 337 He said the there is a slight change from the previous ones that he wants to make the public aware of In the past there was no charge for the collec tion of any of the products However that has changed He said surveys performed at previous collections showed people would be willing to pay a small fee for the collection of certain products This approach is being tried this year fee is really just a token of what the actu al cost but it will help recover part of the said Friesenhahn Recyclables such as used motor oil used oil fil ters auto batteries tires paint and antifreeze will still be collected free of charge However there will be a charge of per pound including container for disposal of garage and garden prod ucts cleaning products and paint supplies Friesenhahn said the cost to the city and county for the disposal will be to and the 1 will help recoup some of that Garage and Garden supplies include brake fluid herbicide pesti cides rat poison solvents and pool chemicals Cleaning products are drain cleaners oven clean ers spot removers tile cleaners solvents furni ture polish kitchen cleaners and bathroom clean ers Paint supplies include paint thinners paint strippers spray cans lacquer wood preserva fee is really just a token of what the actual cost but it will help recover part off the Friesenhahn tives and solvents Those things we have to charge for because Laidlaw which is the contractor will charge he said There are several items that simply will not be accepted at the collection These include trash ammunition industrial waste explosives medical waste fireworks commercial waste flares smoke detectors radioactive material and gas cylin ders Friesenhahn said these will not be accepted because they do not have the proper permits to do that He also added that the contractor has already been looking at how to weigh the material He said the longest wait last year was 16 minutes anid he hopes to keep it to that again this year There may be a slight hold up but it shouldnt be he said Friesenhahn also stressed that the collection day which is sponsored by the city of New Braunfels and Comal County is still in volunteers He said the fire marshal has already found about 50 volunteers but an additional 12 more are needed especially to help with Slel batteries and Friesenhahn said Laidlaw has told him that the last two collections held had higher partici pation than the national average He said he happy with this fact and is hoping for anotjtfer great turnout for this one Individuals wanting to volunteer or get more information on the collection can call For subscription or advertising information call the HeraldZeitung at 6259144   

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