New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 13, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Brian Lamb, Briffni Schroat, Lucia Godi, Roberto Vela (Saturday).
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 dis-I thetas of Aug. 16.
Posters and information sheets will be available at the local high schools.
Blood drive for Tom Bluntzer scheduled
A blood drive for New Braunfels resident Tom Bluntzer has been scheduled for Aug. 23 from IO arn. to 6 p.m. at the law offices of Reagan, Bumis, Dierksen, Lannon and Bluntzer, located at 205 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 1953.
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 Briefly, Hospital Development, 143 E. Garza,
New Braunfels, 78130.
Community blood drive set for Aug. 13
The New Braunfels Community Blood Drive is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 13 from I pm. to 3 pm ii. 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.
Eagles Auxiliary hosting Supper
The Fraternal Order of Eagles #2999 Auxiliary will have their Birthday Supper on Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m.
June, July and August birthdays will be recognized Members are asked to bring a vegetable, salad or dessert
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Vol. 141, No. 190
County building permits up by 97%
By JENNIFER ROMPEL Staff Writer
HeraJd-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Eight-year-old Krelsten Ruby of New Braunfels collided with a 1991 Chevy Pickup driven by Donald Koeuda of New Braunfels yesterday at approximately 11:30 am. The accident took place at the comer of the 2600 block of Morningside Dr. and the 500 block of Southland. The young girl was travelling on Southland on her bike and attempted to turn left on Morningside. She ran the stop sign and collided with the truck. Police said the truck left about 36 feet of skidmarks on th# road. New Braunfels Fire Department personnel (left) Bruce Conrail, (center) Robert Partlda, and (right) Frank Gonzalez are shown assisting the young girl at the scene.
Compromise plan supported by Canyon Lake water study group
Report calls for petition to Texas Water Commission to be rescinded
By ROSE MARIE EASH Stall Wr iter________
Thursday morning Comal County Commissioners heard a report from the Canyon Lake Water Study Group recommending the rescinding of a petition to the Texas Water Commission and the legislature for an underground water district and support for a compromise plan based on the Canyon Lake Water Supply Corporation proposal.
Ernie Lambert, chairman of the group, presented the report saying that the group had voted 10-1 for the “Compromise Plan” with one abstention. Acknowledging that the western pan of the county which does not have access
to the Edwards Aquifer, does have significant water problems, the plan calls for the development of surface water treatment plants and delivery systems to supplement wells in the area as needed.
The Canyon Lake Water Supply Corporation is in the process of purchasing some 30 water supply companies primarily in the Canyon Lake area and proposes using state grant funds and matching bond funds to prepare a water study plan and eventually convert to a non-taxing water supply district.
The report was presented in the workshop portion of the court therefore no action was taken by commissioners
although County Judge Catter Casteel proposed a meeting to further discuss the compromise plan.
“I’m going to suggest that we come back within four weeks and have a two or three hour session on the plan,” said Casteel. “Then everybody including the public can ask questions. CXir goal is to solve the water problem ” The commissioners also heard an introductory presentation from Frank Fletcher from Correctional Medical Systems for inmate medical care In the a short action agenda, commissioners tabled the assignment of a third-party administrator for Indigent Health Care DRG payments for 1993/94.
Single family building permits issued in Comal County during January to June 1993 have increased 97 percent compared to the same period last year.
Statistics released from the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce show single family permits have jumped from I IO in January to June 1992 to 217 during this period in 1993.
“The county is almost IOO percent higher than last year... We hope to see more than 500 permits this year. That is significant in this county,” said Michael Meek, New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce executive vice president.
Meek said 1992 numbers were also higher than 1991.
Permits issues in the New Braunfels city limits have ^so increased. Statistics show the cit issued 83 permits this year compa nd to 63 last year. This is a 31.7 percent increase.
Meek said these increases are a benefit to the area.
“We can generate more property tax and sales tax. It is creating more wealth,” he said.
However, industrial and commercial permits are showing a decrease in both the county and the city. The city had seven industrial, commercial permits in 1992 and has had five this year. Comal County had five permits issued last year and has had three this year.
Meek said this decrease is not significant at this time, especially since Stripling-Blake Lumber has not yet bought its permits for it’s new plant.
“Looking at the raw numbers.. .This is not a concern to us,” he said.
Meek also said 1992 was an exceptional year in gaining industry in the area.
“We had a good year last year in industry. It’s the most significant activity we have had in several years.”
Comal County officials, residents bid farewell to an old friend today
Rosie Bo sen bury in photo taken while the was In office.
By ROSE MARIE EASH Staff Writer
Former Comal County Clerk Rosie Bosenbury passed away Wednesday at Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital at the age of 61.
Funeral services will be held today at 3 p.m. at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home.
She was elected Comal County Clerk in 1983 and served in that capacity for ten years, retiring December 31,1992. County Judge Carter Casteel, who had presented her with a certificate of appreciation on behalf of County Commissioners when she retired in December, praised her dedication and service to the community.
“Rosie had along history of family service in Comal County — she grew up with that commitment and she was very dedicated and took her job very seriously,” Casteel said. “But she had a sense of humor, too. The funniest thing I remember was her comment
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(trying to justify some expenditure) — ‘If it was painted yellow, y’all would buy it.’(A reference to what was in years past the commissioners court’s primary responsibility — the Road Department whose equipment was painted yellow.)
“She didn’t hesitate to speak up for her beliefs and she was very proud of her friends in government at the state and federal levels. And, she was very proud of her grandchildren — always taking one with her in parades ”
Casteel said that Bosenbury had an especially close relationship with the commissioners, in fact, according to Commissioner Moe Schwab’s baby book which he had brought in one day to show her, Bosenbury was ‘his first little friend,’ she said.
The courthouse flags will be at half-staff today in her honor.
Bosenbury had worked for USAA in San Antonio for 21 years and for Texas
Commerce Bank for three years prior to her election to the county clerk’s position.For news, advertising or subscription information, call 625-9144it