New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 9, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
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Hann resigns as department president
By SANDRAJACKSON Staff writar
Two directors of the Canyon Lake Area Volunteer Fire Dept.’s board — including the president — resigned their posts Saturday, after the department’s annual general membership meeting was held Friday night.
R. A. “Bob” Hann, board president, submitted his resignation Saturday morning, saying he couldn’t go along with changes made in the by -laws at the annual
“I resigned for two reasons,” Hann told the Herald-Zeitung. ”1 don’t approve of people under 18 years of age being allowed to work fires with the department, and I don’t like the way the proposed lease with the county was handled.”
Hann said the fact that certain members of the board refused to read the lease before voting on it really upset him.
“They refused to even read it. At best, that was inconsiderate. At worst, it was stupid,” Hann said. Firemen voted at a
special called meeting on April I not to accept a lease agreement whereby the county would have used two lots adjoining Fire Station No. I at Canyon City for satellite county offices.
At the general meeting Friday, the membership voted to allow persons under 18 to be junior members — with voting privileges — and to be sanctioned to fight fires, even though department insurance won’t cover them.
Another director, Elmer Howard, offered his written resignation Saturday to board
secretary Frank Crosier. He said his reasons were partly personal, partly due to his health, and partly because he was just not satisfied in general with the way the department business is being conducted.
“Part of my reason is the lease,” Howard said in an interview Monday. “And I’m not in favor of anyone under 18 fighting fires. The department’s insurance can’t cover them, and I would imagine that the directors would be held directly responsible (in
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Play Ball New Braunfels
Rangers lose in snow; Astros open tonight
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New Braunfels, Texas
Vol. 94-No. 71
April 9,1985 25 Cents
Easter weekend brought tourists back to county
By DANA STELL Staff writer
Easter weekend showed signs of being a good one for the tourist season. And, despite Sunday’s rainy weather, the tourists did come to town.
“Oh, we were very. very busy,” said Ray Parker, manager of HEB Food Stores. “We did have a lot of tourists in here, but a lot of the residents also stayed at home and enjoyed the weekend ”
Some of the crowds, Parker said, were out and about because of the holiday weekend.
Kermit Krause, owner of Krause's Cafe, agreed with that. "Always on a holiday weekend, we have a big run on the market — hams, barbecue,” he said. * And we had no school and that alw ays brings them out.”
Krause did say that business was good on the weekend and he has high hopes for the tourist season. “I hope it’s good, we need it," he said “We’ve got to make up for last year.” As long as the river flow remains high, Guadalupe River outfitters also have good expectations for the season. "As long as the water holds.
we’re going to have good business,” said Jane Abbott, of Abbott’s River Outfitters.
From April 27 through Memorial Day, Abbott said, “We're going to be booked."
luanda Park, which experienced a face lift before the weekend, was packed. "The parks looked beautiful,” said Keith Maxwell, recreation supervisor. “There were people waiting in line at 6 a m. to get in. as usual.”
Parks director David Whatley said there were people camping out at the ball fields in order to get to the park by 6 a m. Sunday. “It was amazing,” he said.
“Anything having to do with picnicking was full. In Landa Park, every green space was taken up. And all 13 picnic tables at Hinman Island were used,” Whatley said. “But water recreation — the spring-fed pool, olympic pool, and tube chute — were slower. The temperatures were a little cool and it drizzled Sunday.”
Maxwell said the pools were full Saturday , but the crowds did thin as the ram and cooler weather came Sunday.
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West San Antonio Street was again continued on upgrading that crossing, detour around the project, which closed
blocked off near the Missouri Pacific San Antonio Street motorists had to traffic south to Academy Avenue,
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Phil GrammGramm here Wednesday
U.S. Senator Phil Gramm will have breakfast with his Comal County constituents at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Faust Hotel.
The general public is invited to meet, greet and eat with the senator. A continental style breakfast will be served Gramm, Jack Borchers, chairman of the Comal County Phil Gramm steering committee during his campaign last November, said.
“Gramm is making a sweep through his senatorial district, because he wants to meet with constituents and hear their concerns,” Borchers said. “The way he usually does these, he first gets to meet the people who come, then he will give a short formal speech, and then he tries to answer specific questions that anyone asks.”
He will be in Seguin April 20 for a town meeting, and he has already been to Dallas and Austin, Borchers said.
City wants more input on water plan
City Council Monday chose not to accept the city manager’s proposal for a water testing program, but instead agreed that those concerned should give their input on the recommendation.
The program will again be a topic at the April 22 Council meeting.
City manager Joe Michie presented his proposal for a water testing program to Council Monday, but his plans were met with a little opposition.
Although Council was ready to approve the plan Monday night, it agreed to hold off after hearing from Dr. Stanley Woodward, part-owner of The Other Place. Woodward said he
had understood members of the Chamber of Commerce convention and tourist bureau would have a chance to talk about the proposal before Council approved it.
Michie met with members of the bureau April 4 and learned that group advocated that the city not test water unless the flow dropped below IOO cubic feet per second and the water temperature rose above 75 degrees.
"I did take their recommendations into consideration, as well as recommendations from the state health department and our own staff,” Michie said. “I came up with what I feel will be an adequate
The city manager said his proposed program “is fair to resort owners, and protects the public health, which is our main concern.” Woodward, however, said the city has the obligation to only test the water in its own public pools, not the water in the rivers running through the city. “Our river is back to normal, we’ve got as clean a water as anyone in the state," he said.
By testing, he continued, “you’re throwing up a red flag and it makes people wonder, ‘Why are they testing all the time’?”
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CISD board still uncertain of Canyon Middle's fateBy DEBBIE DaLOACH Staff writar
Just stamp "UNDECIDED" across the fate of Canyon Middle School. That’s how the Comal ISD bond issue workshop ended Monday night.
CISD trustees did not decide whether to sell part or all 25 acres of school district property between CMS and the Central Administration Office, and build a new middle school on less-expensive land out by Canyon High School.
Tim; board did not decide to spend $1.4 million on renovating the present CMS structure, or build a new middle school close enough to the old one so that parts of the old
facility like the band room and the cafeteria can be utilitized along with the new construction.
At present, CMS Principal Roy Linnartz said library books have to be covered when it rains, and the number of overhead projectors in use at one time must be limited due to wiring inadequacies — especially when the school’s computers are in use.
Jim Mangum, a local certified public accountant, said various pieces of video equipment have been destroyed by rats, and students in a reading class had to be moved last Friday because termites were swarming on them.
But there were some decisions made, and one of them was to put
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the bond issue as the first agenda item at Monday night’s board meeting, set to begin at 7:30 p.m. at Comal Elementary. Supt, Bill Brown said he was given those instructions by board president Leroy Goodson after the workshop.
“That tells me Mr. (Leroy) Goodson is ready to go with this thing, and I believe the old board wants to be the one to call the bond election,’’ Brown said.
The dollar amount of the bond issue and the date of the election must also be set, along with the way in which the package will be presented to the voters, he added. Brown has proposed to move up the
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Japan to open doors for foreign products
TOKYO (AP) — Under pressure from the United States and other trading partners, Japan announced today a three-year program to open its markets to foreign products.
Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, in a nationally televised speech, called Japan’s trade problems “a life or death affair for our country” and appealed to Japanese to buy more imported goods. He pledged to implement the trade program “without delay.”
Nakasone spoke after an economic committee approved a three-year plan to ease Japan’s
problems with major trading partners who contend Japan has not opened its markets enough to foreign products.
The program, which contained few concrete details, indicated Japan had yielded to some U.S. requests for greater access to its huge telecommunications market.
The United States, Japan’s No. I trading partner, has been the chief critic of Japan’s policies.
White House spokesman Larry Speakes has said the Reagan administration will have no comment on the proposal until a regular briefing at 1:30 p.m. EST.