New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, July 29, 2001

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

July 29, 2001

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Issue date: Sunday, July 29, 2001

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 29, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas Back to School School supply dress codes and LEISURE IhisWtek River Road Icehouse new place to chill this NEW BRAUNFELS Lifestyle Quinceaneras What it means SUNDAY July 2001 48 pages in 5 sections pages 111 o HERALDZEITUNG 150 223 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 We have not seen the end of Mike County Judge Danny Scheel Shands calls it quits after 7 years JESSIE Mike Shands soon will be closing the door on his years as city manager of New BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer A former college poetry editor and planning director becomes a former city manager Tuesday after noon when Mike Shands retires after sevenandahalf years as chief administrator for the City of New Braun Between meetings Thurs Shands cleared his cre Colleagues comment on Shands OA denza and cleaned his desk hauling out 10 recycling containers of papers he had piled in his Then he took time to talk about where he and New Braunfels have where theyre going and how both Men of steel Local company produces forms for construction use worldwide BY MARTIN MALACARA Staff Writer Most of the earths crea tures perform some type of construction every day birds build termites and ants build mounds and humans build Insects and birds use whats at but for Roy everything else on the planet is made from concrete and director of engi neering at Symons Steel Form Division in New helped design the framework that helps build many large structures across the The located inside Loop 337 across from Goodwin makes different types of steel form equipment to aid in pouring concrete for the construc tion of buildings and bridges most the Interstate River The company also is help ing build a bridge in Chi a power plant in Croix and various struc tures across Latin Ameri Closer to the com pany is involved with more road construction projects in Austin and San Chuck project manager for said the company used about million pounds of steel dur JESSIE Symons Product Manager Chuck Podgurski conducts a tour through the New Braunfels plant as welders work on the concrete forms the company ing the past year for creat ing its steel forming equip The located locally since employs about 220 employees with about 28 employees work ing from other national or international Its parent Symons cele brates its 100th anniversary this Allen said the steel form industry was never stag Its always In we did a lot of high rise After eight that phased out and then we did underground tunnels for the mining We then worked on dams for about six to eight and then we shifted over to sports are Sports specifically Raven Stadium in Balti have posed a bit of a challenge for One problem is the geom etry is not tied The difficulty is its all done on the fast he Allen and his engineering staff had to go over every inch of Raven Stadiums design without the design ers We have to make assumptions and guess We have to figure out what theyve he In the computerassisted design world of time plays an important CAD makes the job but it works so the engineer has to move on to the next project and can not afford the luxury of spending more time than necessary on a particular See STEEL75A INSIDE On the Key Code 77 Bill would boost spending for farms BY PHILIP BRASHER AP Farm Writer WASHINGTON AP farmprogram overhaul under consideration in the House would keep money flowing to grain and cotton farmers during the next decade while adding new commodities to the federal including peanuts and The billion draft bill that the House Agriculture Committee started work on Thursday would boost spend ing on conservation programs by billion a an increase of 75 Much of the extra money would go to cattle and hog producers to pay for controls on The plan was crafted by the committees Republican chairman and top Democrat to maintain support from the grain and cotton growers that traditionally have dom inated farm subsidies as well as to appease demands from other farm interests that are demanding a bigger share of federal Well never find a perfect will get Shands intends to begin his retirement by decom pressing from the workload as the head of Comal Coun tys largest He might need Shands is known by his staff for get ting on the streets at 6 to cruise by city monitor progress and keep a finger on the pulse of New A city sanitation tossing bags into the back of a compactor truck before most people go to is likely to spot Shands as he drives looking Shands works through People who deal with him know early lunchtime or just after 5 are the best times to catch him by his If you miss he calls See Fox wants all Mexicans in to be legalized BY TRACI CARL Associated Press Writer MEXICO CITY AP President Vicente Fox said that all Mexicans workiilg in the Uriited States should be legalized in recog nition of their contribution to the During his weekly radio Fox urged President Bush and the Congress to approve a plan that would grant guestworker status and eventually legal residency to 3 million illegal I hope that with the back ing of President Bush and the good will of the Senate and the American we can soon accomplish this for 3 million or 4 million Mexicans that are he the plan would fall short of legalizing all Mexi cans living secret lives in the United States a goal Fox said he and Bush should work It isnt fair to consider them because there is not said Texas Charles the committees senior Mary Kay a lob byist for the American Farm Bureau called the bill a real good balancing The committee was expect ed to approve the bill Friday after debating an amend ment that would require foods to be labeled with their country of Permanent subsidy See illegal when they are when they are working when they are generating so much American Fox They shouldnt have tti Walk around like criminals or stay Foxs comments came hours after he inaugurated the open ing of a clothing factory in 65 miles southeast of Mexico The factory is the project of Jaime who migrated from Mexico to New York 40 years Lucero returned to his home country to open the first factory under a govern ment program encouraging the creation of businesses in areas with high poverty and migration During the Juan head of Foxs Office for Mexicans announced that officials were in the process of creating a trade office in New sim ilar to one in Santa AllStars JESSIE The New Braunfels Red AllStar hit the diamond Saturday in the state Little League tournament in See game ;

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