New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 1, 2004, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 153, No. 122 10 pages, 1 section
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DEAR ABBY 8 CLASSIFIEDS 9-10
program groups at odds
“We just want people to be able to live here and be comfortable. That’s our number one concern!’
-ROSEANN MAURER, one of Tamiga Acres' owners
A second chance
By Ron Maloney
BULVERDE—The power is still on at Tamiga Acres — at least until Monday. Maria Anaya, who is raising seven children at the park west of Smithson Valley High School, said Wednesday she was hoping for the best — but wasn’t sure what would happen.
She’s placed a deposit on another property, but was waiting to see what would happen at Tamiga Acres, she said.
“I really would like to stay here,” Anaya said.
Another park resident, Ralph Edge, said he believed the owners of the 20-acre park, Tessye Maurer and family, had turned the place around andwould be able to keep tenants in the park after Monday’s new deadline set by 274th Judicial District Judge Gary Steel.
“I’m pleased,” Edge said. “It sounds like they’ve worked it out.”
Under terms of an agreement reached Tuesday with District
Attorney Dib Waldrip, the Maulers, who have already purchased materials and paid for an engineering plan to upgrade sewage disposal at the park and keep raw sewage from being dumped on the ground, have put up a surety bond. The Maurers must escrow with the court $159,(HK) to cover repair costs.
But Roseann Maurer, one ut the owners, said Thursday the family had not yet come up with the lull amount.
They’re raised about a third ol it and have another third coming from Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority in payment for a pipeline easement across their property. The final part might require a loan, she said, which the family so far has been unable lo get.
“We have valuable land to secure a loan, if we could get one from someone,” she said. “T hat GBRA money is good as gold. The project
See PROSLBM. Page 3A
By Ron Maloney
Task force members examining how to best help local sexual assault victims are committed to starting a specialized nursing program in Comal County.
But they are divided on whether McKenna Memorial Hospital will facilitate it.
The group of local health care officials, law enforcement officers and victims advocates met Wednesday and signed a letter of intent to be presented to the Office of the Attorney General, which sanctions Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) programs.
“The letter states we are committed to make sure we have a certified SANE program in the community and that the service that will be provided will be optimal for victims,” McKenna Health Systems CEO Tim Brierty said after the meeting.
Several task force members invited the Herald-Zeitung, but Brierty asked reporters to wait outside.
The letter does not obligate McKenna to create its own program, and therein is the rub — others in the law enforcement and advocacy community believe the best way to provide the service here is for McKenna to do it.
See SANE, Page 3A
sewage problem is cleared up
By Scott Mahon
Local museums and historical associations will make their pitch tonight for a portion of city’s Hotel Oaxipancy Tax funds.
Five organizations will present their annual requests before the New Braunfels
at a GLANCE I Heritage Commis-
I Since 1998. the Heritage I commission has
Commission i recommended to
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upon those recommendations, the city allocated $ 103,000 to the New Braunfels Conservation Society, the Heritage Society of New Braunfels, the New Braunfels Historic Museums Association, the Outdoor Gallery of Art of New Braunfels, the New Braunfels Historic Railroad and Modelers Society
See MUSEUMS, Page 3A
Maria Anaya, right, and five of her seven children in the doorway of their Tamiga Acres mobile home. Children are, from left, Jose, Paul. Moses, Gabriel and Carlos. The family is waiting to see if they will have to move unless the park can be cleaned up.
Museums vie for HOT
Maria Anaya is raising seven children at Tamiga Acres, including sons, from left, Moses. Gabriel and Carlos, lf the mobile home park owners don't come up with $159,000 by Monday to pay for sewage cleanup, hundreds of families might have to find a new place to live.
Residents wait in limbo until
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From Staff Reports
The City of New Braunfels and Waste Management Inc. will sponsor a citywide cleanup April 24.
On the day of tile cleanup, each household in the city will be allowed to dump the equivalent of one trailer-load of materials free at the Comal County landfill.
“We want residents to take
advantage of this opportunity to dump free at the landfill," said Don Ferguson, assistant city manager. “It’s a chance for city residents to clean up their property and get rid of materials, such as old furniture, wood, tree limbs and other bulky items, at no cost.”
Ferguson said no liquids, appliances, tires, batteries or hazardous substances would be accepted.
“Individuals who are unable to haul items to the landfill are asked to work with a friend, neighbor or relative,” he said. “There will be no special garbage collection in the city on the day of the cleanup, and no free commercial or contractor disposal will be allowed at the landfill."
Residents should be prepared to show proof of residency with a driver's license or utility bill,
The landfill, located oil Ereilieit Road (I'M 1101) will be open from 8 a.m. to I p.m.
“We encourage residents bringing materials to die landfill make sure their loads are tied down to keep trash from ending up on (he roadway,” Ferguson said.
For information, call 608-2100, ext. 218.