New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 12, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Motorcycle helmet bill ready to be signed
AUSTIN (AP) — A bill that would require all motorcycle riders to wear helmets for protection has been approved by the Senate, which narrowly defeated a motion that would have delayed passage.
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Unicorns take second in district golf tourney
Alamo Heights edged New Braunfels by two strokes to win the District 28-4A golf tournament in Kerrville, despite the Unicorns’ better score on Tuesday. Both teams will advance to the regional tournament in San Antonio. ^
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Vol. 137, No. 108
April 12, 1989 25 Cents
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Police warning of solicitation
Keep that umbrella handy because scattered showers will fall through the weekend. The high today is expected to reach 68 under cloudy skies. The low tonight will be 60. Showers will continue Thursday with 72 for the high. The low Thursday night will be 60. Friday will warm up to 75, with an overnight low of 57.
The New Braunfels Police Department docs not receive assistance from an organization known as “Texas Police Star.”
A New Braunfels resident recently received a telephone call from a per-, son claiming to be raising funds for the Texas Police Star Tuesday. The caller said in return for a contribution the donor would receive an insignia for his automobile and better police protection.
“I’m not familiar with any such organization,” said B.C. Bocck, New Braunfels Chief of Police. “We don’t know who they are and we’re not receiving anything from an organization of that sort.”
Texas Police Star docs not represent any law enforcement branch in the New Braunfels arca. People receiving calls asking for donations over the phone should exercise extreme caution and discretion.
Health department expanding services
Morning drizzle played a part in a two-car accident in the 600 block of South Walnut Street this morning. The accident blocked traffic for about an hour this morning when Barbara Pelizza, 36, 569 Ave. A, lost control of her vehicle. Pelizza was driving a 1986 four-door Chrysler south on Walnut Avenue near Walnut Square Shopping Center and lost control on the slick streets. Her vehicle crossed the center line and struck the 1967 Ford LTD driven by Frieda Borgfeld, 77,685 Magazine. Richard Borgfeld was a passenger in the Ford. New Braunfels firefighters and Emergency Medical Service paramedics reponded to the call and used the jaws of life tool to cut Pelizza out of her vehicle. All three were transported by ambulance to McKenna Memorial Hospital for treatment. (Photos by Deryl Clark)
Craigmile, Casteel debate consolidation
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
Comal County Commissioner Neil Craigmilc and Comal Independent School Board President Carter Casteel danced with the issues of tax consolidation Tuesday night in a forum sponsored by the Comal County Democratic Women.
“It was like I had been invited to die party and while I was thinking about whether I wanted to go, they kidnapped mc and I had to go,” Casteel said about the county’s recent proposal to consolidate taxes.
Craigmile, Precinct 2 commissioner, and Clyde Jacobs, Precinct 4 county commissioner, faced criticism from
various officials atter their proposal in March to combine tax collections for residents in the Comal Appraisal District.
Craigmilc told a group of approximately 20 women at the New Braunfels .Smokehouse restaurant Tuesday that taxpayers’ money would be saved if the county tax collcctor-asscssor collected all taxes.
“We’re not opposed to saving taxpayers money, that’s not the issue,” Casteel said. “We’re not opposed to consolidation of taxes. It’s an idea and it’s a good idea. I do have a problem with someone cramming something down my throat.”
The consolidation issue was raised
in 1987 and surfaced again in June 1988.
That month, Comal Independent School District and Comal Appraisal District entered into an agreement asking the appraisal district to assess CISD’s taxes.
“This was a little bit upsetting to mc because the cost of that was in excess of what the county would do the assessing and collecting for,” Craigmile said. “Our offer was to do the whole thing for about S31,000.”
He said he remembers the night the contract was signed.
“That night, they had an appraisal
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Man wants new menu wheeled to the home-bound in county
By DAVID BUILTA Staff Writer
The executive director of a program dial provides meals to elderly residents of Comal County believes most people are pleased with die meals they are receiving.
Louis Ramirez, executive director of die Community Council of South Central Texas, Inc. said he has received few complaints about noon meals which arc provided by the Aging Program to meet nutritional and social needs of the elderly.
But one New Braunfels resident who receives home delivery said he believes Mexican food is served too often.
“It is just wrong for people of any race lo have special privileges,” said George Probst. “ll just makes my German blood boil.”
Of one recent meal, Probst said, “It was so below standards it would cause a riot in die jail.”
The program — which is also offered by the council
in Frio, Atascosa, Kames, Wilson, and Guadalupe counties — provides a hot, mid-day meal five days a week to participants. The meals are served at the homes of homebound senior citizens and at Laurel Plaza.
The program receives technical assistance in meal planning from nutritionists and the Texas Department on Aging sets guidelines for acceptable meals. Cooks in council kitchens, such as the one in Seguin which prepares meals served in New Braunfels, have input in preparing meals. Meals include a juice, milk, bread, meat, and vegetables.
“We try to cater to cultural needs," Ramirez said. “We might have tortillas in Frio County twice a week where we might only have them in New Braunfels once a week.
“I have not received a complaint of not getting enough food, or that the food is not prepared properly,” Ramirez said. “I guess the most common concern is
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The Church Women United of Comal County will have a prayer breakfast Friday at 8 a.m. at New Braunfels Presbyterian Church, 373 Howard St. Price is $4 and proceeds will benefit the SOS,
Inc. — Food Bank. Speaker will be Bernice Cowan on her missionary work in East Africa, Occupied West Zone of Israel and Honduras. Tickets tire available at New Braunfels Presbyterian Church,
First United Methodist Church, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Faith United Church of Christ, First Protestant Church, and St. John’s Episcopal Church....
Buck, the National Touring Clown of the five-ring Carson & Barnes Circus, will visit arca elementary schools Thursday to generate excitement for Saturday’s circus performance at Mountain Valley Elementary School. Buck,
7 feet 6 inches tall, will tell the youngsters about the circus which is conducted under the world’s largest tent — a city-block long. Sponsored by the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce, the circus will perform Saturday at 2 p.m. and at 7 p.m. in the parking lot at Mountain Valley. Advance tickets arc $6 for adults and $4 for children between 2 and ll. At the gate, tickets arc $7 for adults and $5 for children.
Setting up this gigantic circus is a show in itself — and it’s all free. Parents and grandparents can bring youngsters to the circus site early on circus morning to watch without charge as the 200 wild, exotic and domestic animals are unloaded, watered and fed, and as some of the 20 elephants help in erecting the tent. ,
Later, they can return for one of the two shows which feature a dozen animal trainers and a cast of some 95 human performers, including bareback riding, high wire act, aerial ballet, clowns, horses and trapeze acts.
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Comal County’s health department will expand its services to a larger portion of the community by offering satellite immunization clinics in the outlying areas of the county.
Beginning April 21, the service will be offered to residents in the Canyon Lake area al the Precinct 4 Justice of Peace office in Satllcr and will continue the third Friday of every month.
Shots will be offered to Bulverde residents beginning May 19 and will continue every third Friday of each month at the Community Center.
Appointments for shots are mandatory so the health department staff can bring permanent immunization records to the clinics. Appointments also will reduce the time clients will spend wailing for shots.
Immunizations offered will include all those required for school attendance in Texas public schools such as polio, DPT, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and tuberculosis skin testing.
Also available will be booster immunizations for the tetanus/
diplhcria vaccine which is required for school-age children every IO years and is needed every IO years by all adults.
In addition, the Hib vaccine required for all children in federally funded Headstart programs and recommended for all other children between 18 months and 5 years old will be available. The Hib vaccine provides protection against bacteria that causes a specific type of meningitis, pneumonia or serious throat and ear infections.
Immunization against influenza also will be available during the fall and winter months for high-risk individuals.
Fees for all immunizations are set by Comal County Commissioners Court. Cost is $3 for children through age 3 and $6 for anyone 4 years old or older.
Appointments for the Immunization Clinics can be made by contacting the Comal County Health Department in New Braunfels at 620-5595.
Talks continue in Eastern deal
NEW YORK (AP) — Peter V. Ueberroth’s $464 million deal to buy strike-bound Eastern Airlines veered toward collapse today in an apparent impasse with its parent Texas Air Coqx
Dow Jones News Service quoted Eastern President Phil Bakes as. saying die parties planned a news conference later to “explain why this deal didn’t go through.” But Eastern attorneys told The AP the news conference was canceled.
“I don’t think you can say that the deal is definitely off,” Eastern attorney David Boies said. “All you can say is there is no deal right now and the parties are still talking.” In Washington, an official of the Air Line Pilots Association, speaking on condition of anonymity, said he had
been told by union officials that the deal to buy the nation’s seventh-largest airline appeared near collapse.
But sources close lo Ueberroth, speaking on condition they not be identified, said it appeared to them that each side was trying to outbluff the other as part of a rough-and-tumble negotiating strategy.
Separately, a federal judge in Miami today found no legal grounds to order Eastern’s pilots back to work, handing the airline another blow in its attempts to end a crippling strike begun by the Machinists union March 4.
U.S. District Judge Edward IL Davis today said he found no evidence the pilots staged an illegal strike to further their own contract aims, as Eastern had charged in a request for a back-to-work order.
Local show to benefit new scholarship fund
McKenna Memorial Hospital Auxilary and American Red Cross Hospital Volunteers are hosting a luncheon and style show at 11:3() a.m. Friday at the Holiday Inn to help establish the Elliott Knox Scholarship Fund.
The scholarship will be awarded annually lo students furthering their education in the field of medicine. The first Elliott Knox Scholarship is expected to be awarded in 1990.
Knox has been a member of the board of directors at McKenna Memorial Hospital since 1954 and has served as chairman of the board since October 1979. He joined the board at Baptist Memorial llospital in San Antonio in 1952 and has served 18 years.
“Health care — tile physical well bein® of people — is just one of my
strong interests,” Knox said this week. “Tile great challenge was in 1982 on this expansion program (the program which added a tower at McKenna). The physicians were telling us we needed more beds so we got into this tiling almost at the height of the interest rate.
“Thirteen percent bonds look like a tremendous commitment. At the time I felt like if we couldn’t make it, at least the tow n would have a good hospital, but we’ve been very fortunate,” he said.
Knox hopes the scholarship bearing his name will help licensed vocational nurses train to become registered nurses because registered nurses are in short supply.
“With the shortage of registered
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