New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 17, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Clarke Slangs, LU Bartow, Susan Welshaar, Johnny Guerro, Terry GaWon, Dorothy Schultz, David Herrera (Monday), Frances Ko!• nacki (Saturday), Ethel Spence (Saturday), Merle Anderson, Juanita Fischer, PhyUss Gardner, Peggy HensarUng, Barbara Homeyer, Carole LaShomb, Carla Sapp, Tom Purdum (Monday), Lucille Taliaferro (Monday), Harry L. ZoeUer (Saturday), Louis VoUbrecht Happy Anniversary to Terry A Tina Golden.
■ Mostly sunny partly cloudy. High in the low to mid 80s. East and northeast
wind 5 to 10 mph.
Wurst Cookoff A Danes tickets available at Wurstfest office
Tickets for the first-ever Wurst Cookoff & Dance, featuring Rote! & The Hot Tomatoes, are now available at the discounted price of $6. Tickets at the door will be $8.
The dance will be held on Saturday, April 23 at WurstHalle. Tickets can be picked up at the Wurstfest office in Landa Park. Admission to grounds during the cook off is free.
Call 625-9167 for further information.
Silver-Haired Legislature election set for May 24
The Texas Silver-Haired Legislature will hold an election on May 24. Locally, voters at least 60 years of age can cast their ballots at the Comal County Senior Citizens Center on Landa St.
All voters must be registered.
The candidate representing the New Braunfels area (Comal, Wilson and Guadalupe Counties) is Lucille Biegel, who has served since the SHL was created. She serves as chairman of the Health and Human Resources Committee
Epicurean Extravaganza on tap Aril 24 at Greene Mansion Inn
The first-ever Epicurean Extravaganza will be held on Sunday, April 24 from 5 p.m. to 9 p m at Greene Mansion Inn.
Tickets can be purchased at Greater New Braunfels Chamber, Comal County Women's Center, and most local restaurants.
Proceeds benefit the Comal County Women's Center. Call 625-2954 for more information.
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Plaza Fountain gets big Svelcome home’ Saturday
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
"The success/id restoration of this community centerpiece is a testament to the dedication and spirit of the city of New Braunfels."
- inscription on the Plaza Fountain's rededication plaque.
The Plaza Fountain was officially “welcomed home” Saturday when the newly restored fountain was rededicated to the city of New Braunfels during a special ceremony on the Plaza.
Residents of New Braunfels surrounded the fountain to celebrate the many months of hard work that were needed to restore the fountain to its original splendor.
Fountain Restoration Committee Chairman Iris Schumann thanked the people who participated in the celebration and commented that the importance of the 100-year-old fountain is evidenced by the fact that so many people were at the Plaza for the rededication.
—The guest speaker at the ceremony was Lunelle Anderson, a former commissioner for the Texas Historical Commission and a member of the executive board of the Preservation Texas Alliance. Anderson, who is a resident of San Marcos, said she looks at New Braunfels with envy and admiration
“I know that I need not tell you a great deal about restoration and preservation. You are the soul and heart of it,” she said.
“I don’t need to tell you how impor
ts Schumann (right) address** Saturday's crowd white Clycte Blackman and Panalopa Church look on.
tart it is to work together. I have found working, particularly at the state level, that the communities that seem to excel are those that have seen fit to give up some of their identify and to meld to make things to happen,” said Anderson.
During the ceremony, several key people and groups involved in the fountain restoration were recognized. Clyde Blackman of the Historical Museum Association, Ray Parker of HEB and Rudy Seidel, mayor of New Braunfels, were presented with pieces from fountains made by Robison Iron Company. The pieces were parts that were not perfect enough to be used on fountains.
Seidel told the group that he was pleased to be at the ceremony to accept the award and the fountain on behalf of
the city of New Braunfels.
“I never realized how much I would miss the little lady and the fountain she stands on until it was taken away from us,” said Seidel. “The Plaza didn't look right without her.’’
Also recognized was former mayor Clinton Brandt who formed the fountain restoration committee several years ago. Brandt was also presented with a fountain piece.
“Two years ago David Whatley came to council and said the fountain couldn’t be turned on. I got concerned about that. . I went to city council and asked them to allow me to appoint a committee,” said Brandt.
“I hope citizens will take a few minutes and come up here, sit down and reflect on what this I OO-year-old fountain stands for," he said.
Hantd-Zahvng photos by JOHN HUSETH Now Braunfels Mayor Rudy Said*! unveils th* rededication plaque during Saturday's ceremonies.
The fountain was officially presented to the city by Harry Slyhoff of Robinson Iron. Robinson Iron of Alabama was the company hired to restore the fountain. The fountain was
accepted by Seidel and the rededication plaque was unveiled. The inscription on the plaque recognizes several groups, individuals and companies that donated to the fountain project.
TNRCC meeting draws crowd over haz-was burning
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
AUSTIN - A meeting of the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission resulted in several directions for staff members on the issue of hazardous waste burning in cement kilns.
After hearing comments from those involved in the issues, the commission asked the staff to follow these recommendations: continue to await the results of Environmental Protection Agency concerning the possibility of funding for health studies; to work toward a clean fuels package, to know the implications of burning everything in hazardous wastes, including solvents; and to study having an emission standard that applies nearly same regulations on cement kilns as those placed commercial incinerators, with some consideration being given to the fact that the kilns also use raw materials.
One of the recommendations given by the staff included authorizing the drafting of rules to establish the tech-
meal standards for management and on-site disposal of cement kiln dust that are equivalent to technical standards for municipal waste management.
According to TNRCC staff, this would require than cement kiln dust landfills be designed to prevent migration of cement kiln dust or leachate.
Several people from New Braunfels attended the meeting to speak their minds about the burning of hazardous waste and the management of cement kiln dust.
City councilman Paul Fraser told the group he supports having cement kilns regulated equally with the same standards as hazardous waste incinerators.
He also said he supports a 5 percent opacity of stack emissions as the minimum acceptable air quality standard.
using natural gas for a baseline comparison when burning hazardous waste as a fuel source and labeling products produced by cement plants utilizing hazardous waste as fuel.
Fraser also explained that the need for places to bum hazardous waste is already being met.
He said a needs assessment study showed that “for wastes generated in Texas, Texas will have approximately twice as much available capacity in 1995 for commercial liquid hazardous waste incineration as the estimated instate demand of 141,000 tons.”
Paul Pennington, a board member of the New Braunfels environmental group Securing a Future Environment, also spoke to the commission. Pennington supported the same concepts as Fraser.
“Cement kilns are designed to make cement not bum hazardous waste. We support co-equal fuels. We were hopeful to at least get clean fuels,” he said.
Sarah Schrank, a resident of Solms, said she believes cement kiln dust may cause health problems for residents in
“The residents of Solms feel they are the forgotten poor,” she said.
Solms is located near Lafarge; however, Lafarge does not use hazardous waste as a fuel at its plant Other speakers such as former New Jersey Governor Jim Florio, Wade Thomason of the American Lung Association, Neil Carman of the Sierra Club and several residents from the Midlothian area spoke for more regulations for cement plants burning hazardous waste.
Speaking on the side of the cement companies were Jim Ingram, an attorney for North Texas Cement Company, and Pam Giblin, who represents several cement companies Ingram said North Texas Cement believes the commission is taking the right approach in the management of cement kiln dust.
“You arc taking a leadership role by moving forward and establishing standards All of the other states will be watching carefully and closely,” he
Swap Meet, Car and Truck Show scheduled for next weekend
By CRAIG HAMMETT
The New Braunfels Rotary Club in association with the New Braunfels Area Car Club will host a Swap Meet and Car and Truck Show Friday through Sunday, April 22-24, at the Comal County Fairgrounds.
Co-sponsors of the event include the New Braunfels New Car Dealers Association members Don Maxwell
Chevrolet-Geo, Milt Ferguson Motor Co. and Becker Motor Co.
Randy Haugh, publicity chairman for the Rotary, said 600 spaces are available and 400 have already been rented. Entrants from around world are expected.
“They may have fenders from a ‘32 Chevy, any kind of car parts you can imagine,” said Haugh.
The truck show will take place all day Saturday and include many classic
models. The car show will last all day Sunday. Over 90 trophies will be given in various categories such as Best Paint Job or Most Authentic for example. Over 150 cars and trucks have already entered.
The first IOO people to attend the car and truck show will receive a t-ihirt.
There is no admission charge for spectators to the car and truck show. Entry fees are charged to show par
ticipants. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be sold by the Rotary Club Also, the Sheriffs office will be holding a drug confiscation auction A 1989 Chevy Suburban will be auctioned Saturday and a 1984 Ford Van will be auctioned Sunday. To enter the swap meet, contact Barney Calvert at 620-5950. To enter the car and truck show, call Bennie Mills at 620-5013. For information on the auction, call 620-3413.
Police find no drags in car
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
No drugs were found in a car that was impounded Thursday following a traffic stop in New Braunfels.
According to reports, a drug dog was at the scene of the stop and indicated that drugs were in the car; however, a search of the car that was conducted Friday showed that no significant amount of drugs was found in the vehicle
According to K-9 Officer Corporal Spencer Gremmcr, trace amounts of marijuana and seeds were found, but it was not enough to file charges.
Two men were arrested on warrants during the stop. They were Baudclio Moreno, 26, of Wisconsin, and Ramiro Ramirez, 29, of Mercedes Moreno was arrested on warrants for possession of marijuana and failure to appear, and Ramirez was arrested on traffic warrants.
Both were taken to the Comal County Jail.
The warrants were issued in Kleberg County, which is located in South Texas.
The arrest was made by Gammer.
Gremmer said the 1987 Dodge Charger was stopped at 12:33 p.m. Thursday on Interstate Highway 35 near Canyon High School because it allegedly had defective equipment.
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