New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 11, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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16 Pages in one section ■ Aug. 11,1993
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Melissa Garcia, Yvonne Tristan (belated), Paul Borsch (belated), Jeremy Helmke (belated). Happy Anniversary to John A Sandra Schendel, Raymond A Gladyes Baese (54 years), Tommy A Virginia Ortiz (42 years), San A Terry Bum (25 years), Bobby A Kathy PantermuehL
Blood drive for Tom Bluntzer scheduled
A blood drive for New Braunfels resident Tom Bluntzer has been scheduled for Aug. 23 from IO aro. to 6 p.m. at the law offices of Reagan, Burros, Dierksen, Lamon and Bluntzer, located at 203 N. Seguin.
Two blood mobiles will be on hand in the back parking lot to take donations. Walk-ins are welcome or appointments can be made by calling Debbie at 625-8026.
McKenna seeking historical info
McKenna Memorial Hospital needs your help in acquiring any information pertaining to the history of the hospital. McKenna is celebrating its 40-year anniversary in October of this year. The hospital was built in 1933.
A brief submission consisting of a short written summary of something unique that happened in a particular year, trivia, photographs of any items of interest in relation to the hospital through the years would be beneficial.
Please submit your items to McKenna Memorial Hospital, attn. Tim Brierty, Hospital Development, 143 E. Garza,
New Braunfels, 78130.
1993 Rodeo Queen contestants
Comal County high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors are invited to compete in the 1993 Comal County Rodeo Queen's Contest. Contestants must be single and enrolled in either Comal County school district as of Aug. 16.
Posters and information sheets will be available at the local high scnools.
LHB deadline Is Thursday! Aug. 12
Deadline for applications to the coming class of Leadership New Braunfels is Thursday, Aug. 12.
Applications can be picked up at the chamber office. For more information, call 625-2385.
Community Mood drive sot for Aug. 13
The New Braunfels Community Blood Drive is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 13 from I pro. to 3 pro. in the K-Mart parking lot located at 10501-35 E. The community blood supply is currently low, officials have said. lf you are between 17 and 72, weigh at least I IO pounds and in good general health, you can help by donating.
For more information, contact the South Texas Regional Blood Bank at 1-800-292-5534, ext 217.
(The New Braunfels Herald leuung invitee its readers to submit items to Siammiisch. According to the Sophienburg Archives and members of the German community, “Slammtisch“ represents a sitting place for members of the community to gather and share the day's happenings. We invite you lo share with us.)
Eden Home named to state’s top 1%
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
Eden Home recently passed state inspection with flying colors and was named to the top I percent of nursing facilities in Texas.
The facility was inspected by officials from the Texas Department of Health earlier this summer. Surveyors reported one deficiency.
“Normally in a facility this size, 20 to 25 would be normal,” said Eden Home Administrator/Executive Director Rev. Rodney W. Wells.
The deficiency reported was found in the skin care category.
According to Wells, the facility must meet minimum standards set by state and federal guidelines.
“We far exceeded the minimum standards,” he said.
“The Department of Health is extremely proud of us because we only got one deficiency,” lie added.
Wells said TDH surveyors said the care unit for those suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease was the best in the state.
He added that the dietary and medication areas were found to have no errors.
Wells attributed the home’s success to teamwork and commitment to excel-
Rev. Wells named new director
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
The board of dilectors of Eden Home Inc. has announced the appointment of Rev. Rodney W. Wells to the position of full-time executive director of Eden Ministries.
Wells has served for the past four years as the administrator/executive director of Eden Home. As full-time director for the ministries he will work with several boards to form a long-range plan for the ministry and help with fundraising.
Eden Ministries is comprised of Eden Home, Eden Village, Eden Height, Eden Cross, Eden Care Center, Eden Auxiliary and Eden Association.
Wells began working with Eden Ministries in 1984 as a chaplain. He became a licensed administrator in 1987. He was named assistant administrator in 1988 and administrator/executive director in 1989.
The position of administrator of Eden Home has been given to New Braunfels resident Howard Pinneli, who in
the past held the position of assistant administrator of finance. The administrator position will now be a fulltime job as well.
Wells will become the full-time director Sept. I. He said some small changes related to the transition are being made now.
Wells said the long-range plans for the 83-year-old facility will be include input from members of the New Braunfels community.
“We will be working with key leaders in the community to develop the long-range plan,” he said. “We will develop a plan to take in the needs of the community for the future.”
Wells received his bachelors degree at University of Texas at Arlington and masters degree at the Eden Seminary at St. Louis.
He also received a bachelor’s degree in long-term care administration at Southwest Texas State University.
He lives in New Braunfels and is married to Lounita Elaine Wells.
Rev. Rodney W. Wells was recently appointed as fulltime executive director at Eden Ministries.
“We want to provide the finest care to our residents. That is our message and our goal,” he said.
“From the top management all the
have an understanding here to serve and provide the best care,” he said.
Last year, the home received four deficiencies and the year before it received seven.
Bowl, we have won it three years in a row,” he said.
The facility is one the top five homes in the state, according to Wells.
There are more than 1,200 care Con
way down to the direct care givers, we “In terms of winning the Super ters in the state.
“We take a great deal of pride to be considered one of the pioneers and leaders in health care in the state,” said Wells. “Our families and residents are our inspectors.”
EAA will begin with $3.8 million
in EUWD reserve
NBU repair work
From staff rsports
In its last official board meeting the Edwards Underground Water District board of directors approved a $6.4 million budget for the new Edwards Aquifer Authority, leaving $3.8 million in reserves for the new authority.
The five Bexar County representatives on the EUWD board opposed the budget, but the vote was 7-5 in favor with all Comal County and Hays County representatives voting for it.
“I know they were going to try to preserve funds for the new agency,” said County Judge Carter Casteel. “And it looks like that’s what they did.”
The EUWD board met Tuesday evening to consider the various aspects
of an orderly transition of the EUWD to the new EAA which will take over Sept. I. The EAA was created by the legislature to monitor and conserve the Edwards Aquifer.
Doug Miller, who represents Comal County, New Braunfels and New Braunfels Utilities on Aquifer and Comal Springs issues, said that he suspected Bexar County representatives were trying to drain the EUWD funds before the Edwards Aquifer Authority began to operate. Miller had said that the Attorney General's office had been put on notice
However, the transfer of reserves should prevent the funds from being used up prior to the beginning of the EAA.
HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
New Braunfels Utilities workers clean up debris at the Intersection of Walnut and Lands Street Tuesday. The work was necessary after a water main broke sometime Sunday night.
Herald-Zeitung photo by DAVID SULLENS
Rare Viper comes to New Braunfels
Dean Word III la pictured with the new Dodge Viper. Word took delivery of hie new Viper at Becker Motor Co. In New Braunfels Tuesday. The Viper It the automaker's Image car and only about 1,000 of the high performance roadsters are to be produced this year. According to Arno Becker of Becker Motor Co., the $52,000 car was delivered In an enclosed van.
Local residents will be allowed to be a part of impact fees study
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
The New Braunfels City Council delayed action this week on appointing an advisory committee to study impact fees for New Braunfels Utilities.
The decision was delayed in order to allow New Braunfels residents the opportunity to apply to be a part of the committee.
The impact fee study is done approximately every three years, according to NBU General Manager Bob Sohn. It is required by Senate Bill 336.
The bill requires that an advisory committee must be appointed every three years for review of the current impact fees and to make recommendations about changes.
Sohn suggested the council appoint the same members to the committee who were appointed three years ago. he said he is hoping the committee will elect not to update the fees; therefore, making the study a short process.
Impact fees are paid by those building houses.
The fees are charged to recover costs for making sewer and water utilities available to the homes.
The money is placed into an accourt to be used for capital recovery,
According to Sohn, NBU charges half of what they could charge.
If the committee elects to update the fees, NBU and the city will be required to hold a public hearing, give public notioe and provide a public information packet, as well as take several other steps.
The last impact fee study was done in April 1990. Sohn said NBU does not have to do another study but could be challenged by a customer if they do not.
“You really don’t have to do it unless somebody comes in and calls your hand,” he said.
In other business concerning NBU, the council also adopted an emergency ordinance regarding discharges from wastewater treatment plants.
Sohn said the wastewater treatment plants were formerly regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency.For news, advertising or subscription information, call 625-9144