New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 9, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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New out-patient clinic opens
By ABE LEVY
People in New Braunfels who need * rehabilitation and occupational health service can obtain it through a new out-patient clinic at 532 N. Union Ave that officially began operations today.
The new clinic, called Occupational Health of New Braunfels, offers occupational health services such as injury treatment and drug screening along with basic rehabilitation services.
Organizers said they hope the new facility will offer lower costs for residents who traditionally have traveled to such places as San Antonio for these types of services.
The clinic is the result of a partnership of Warm Springs Rehabilitation Network, McKenna Memorial Hospital and the Baptist Health System that formed one year ago to provide comprehensive occupational services to the area.
McKenna plans to open a sports fitness and rehabilitation center on the 700 block of Landa Street by die
end of this year that will provide occupational and rehabilitation services.
The out-patient clinic will provide occupational services until the new facility is complete.
“Up until now physicians all over town would see a certain amount of workmen’s comp and occupation health service,” Dr. James Gardner, the full-time physician at the clinic. “They wanted to offer someone dedicated to doing just (occupational services). It’s one-stop shopping at this new office.”
Water line project just waiting for weather
By DAVID DEKUNDER
MARION — If the weather cooperates, the first phase of a project to build an 8-inch water transmission line in the city of Marion could be completed within the next few days, an engineer working on the project said.
“As soon as they can get a dry day, they are one or two days aw&y from getting the first phase done,” Amo Penshom, the project manager from Ford Engineering in San Antonio, said.
The 8-inch parallel water transmission line is being built by the city of Marion to complement the current 8-inch transmission line that already serves the city.
The project is being financed through a SI20,000 Community Development Block Grant
Construction of the water transmission line began in mid-February, Penshom said. The first phase, which covers 10,000 feet, started from Wetz Street and when it is completed, will end at Youngs ford
Phase II of the line will begin at Youngsford Road and go another 2,500 feet toward the city’s 300,000-gallon ground storage tank on Old Marion Road, which is about four miles north of the city.
“We are several days away from finishing Phase A (I) and Phase B (2) together, weather permitting,” Penshom said.
The completion of the transmission line toward the 300,000 gallon ground storage tank will hinge on how much more funding the city of Marion can get.
“If funding is approved, they arc a year away from getting to the tank,” Penshom said.
The Marion City Council recently voted to get a contract for a $250,000 Texas Community Development Program grant to help complete the project to the city’s groundwater storage tank.
Penshom pointed out that once die project is completed it would best serve the needs of Marion residents.
“It will double the water coming into town,” Penshom said. “It will
increase the flow capacity under heavy use conditions such as fire situations in town and heavy demand periods.”
The transmission line, will also serve as a backup line if the current line breaks or has leak, Penshom said. If that occurs at least the town’s water supply would not be shut down, Penshom said.
Mayor Glenn Hild said once the first part of the water transmission line is completed, the city would have to run a test on it before it can be used.
“I am real anxious to get water to that section of the line and see how much water flow we can get into the city,” Hild said. “From what I understand we can connect and run both lines into the city.”
Hild said the city would be able to do that by connecting the new line with the current one.
“The engineers have indicated by having this line it will enable us to get more gallons of water into the city,” Hild said.
Peggy Gibson of New Braunfels died Monday, April 7, 1997, at her residence at the age of 72 years. Funeral services are 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. Burial will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Forest Park Cemetery, Webster, Texas.
Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home
Melvin A. Riedel
Melvin A. Riedel of New Braunfels died Monday, April 7, 1997, at Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio at the age of 65 years. He was bom Feb. 23, 1932, in Guadalupe County to Herbert Riedel and Bessie (Tonne) Riedel. He was the widower of Lucille Riedel. He was a mechanic and a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. He
was active in the Men’s Garden Club of New Braunfels.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille, in September 1996; father Herbert Riedel, sister Gladys Jasek and father-in-law Melvin Wersterfer. Survivors include daughter Gail Roberson and husband Clayton of Seguin; son Gerald Riedel and wife Gay of Seguin; mother Bessie Riedel of New Braunfels; sister Dorothlin Wilson and husband LeRoy of New Braunfels; brother-in-law Ernest Jasek of Cibolo; grandchildren Garrett, Weston, Colton and Cory Riedel and Taylor Roberson.
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be IO a.m. Thursday, April IO, 1997, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Msgr. Edward Bily, celebrant.
Burial will be at the Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Visitation began at 8 a.m. Wednesday and will continue until the rosary. Memorials may be given to the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church Building Fund. Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home
Erna Schrader Arrangements are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home for Erna Schrader of New Braunfels. She died Wednesday, April 9, 1997, at Eden Home at the age of 85.
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Tax bill could be before House next week
By JUAN B. ELIZONDO JR.
AUSTIN (AP) — Inching its way toward the full House is a plan to lower local school property taxes by more than $3 billion — and pay for it with an expanded business tax and more state sales taxes.
The Hook Committee on Revenue and Public Education Funding today continues work on the proposal, which includes a massive rewrite of the state tax system and a constitutional amendment that would go before voters.
Rep. Paul Sadler, D-Henderson, said he was unsure when the bill would be voted from the committee he chairs. He said he hopes to have the bill before the full House next week.
House Speaker Pete Laney, D-Hale Center, has said the bill should
clear the House by mid-April to give it time to work its way through the Senate. He has not set a deadline for the committee to complete its work.
The overall effort is to lower local school property taxes, which Gov. George W. Bush and lawmakers have said are at disastrous levels.
The proposed tax cuts would cap the operation arid maintenance portion of local school taxes on residential property at 50 cents per $100 in value.
The proposal would give school districts an undetermined amount of state funding for each penny in their local tax rates, up to 50 cents. That amount would be set later.
It also would allow local voters to approve an additional IO cents per $100 in value for a local rate up to 60 cents per $100 value. The extra IO cents would not draw additional state funds.
The plan also would set a $1
business property tax for maintenance and operation.
Tax rates for buildings and debt could add to the rates but may also be capped.
Representatives from various industries told the committee on Monday and Tuesday that adding their wares to the list of goods and services subject to the Sales tax — or subjecting their industries to the state business tax — would hurt them. Only corporations pay the business tax now.
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“We were prepared, we had an outline and we presented it but die guy (Wilson) withdrew his license and it died,” Schwab said. “But now we arc regenerating it and again we will have another public hearing because the judge (Casteel) figured too much time had elapsed and that we were ready to make another decision.”
Last month, Casteel refused to sign a liquor license for Anderson based on the past concerns of the residents.
However, a district judge overruled Casteel’s decision and ordered her to sign the liquor license, which she did on March 12.
Once the public hearing is finished, the court will adopt parking regulations and no-parking zones in Hunter.
Schwab said the signs will have a no-parking, tow away zone. He said 12 to 20 signs will be put on county roads in the area.
“Once we get the signs out there, an official deputy, constable and DPS can write a ticket and have the vehicle towed and it will stand up in court,” Schwab said. * vt«vr
Commissioners Court is (expected to adopt a resolution asking the Texas
Department of Transportation to prohibit parking along FM 1102 near Hunter and to put no-parking signs there.
Greg Malatek, interim area engineer, said he has not followed the parking issue closely but he foresees no problems getting it done if the court approves the resolution.
“It will have to go through the proper channels,” Malatek said.
The proper channels would be the San Antonio district office.
“We would have to look at the safety issue,” Malatek said. “It is not a horrendous problem. We will work with the county on this one. It doesn’t hurt for the county to back us up.”
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