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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 19, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Thursday, December 19, 1991    Hereto-Zeitung New Braunfels, Texas Page 3 Crossword ACROSS 1 Wise men 5 Small carpets 9 Beat it! 14 Eden tenant 15 Last notice 16 Scottish VIP 17 Chunk 18 Used to be 19 Classifier 20 Author Rice 22 Moderate 24 Not so fresh 26 Drudgery 27 Maple — 29 Ballpoint fluid 30 Bath 33 a day 37 Sugar exporter 38 Love 39 Termination 40 Glutted 41 Light meals 42 Prose and poetry 44 Unhappy 45 Pull 46 Floating device 47 Force 49 Fruits 53 Airplane instrument 57 Forgive 58 Daniel — 59 Seth's son 61 Dispense 62 "Do Not —" 63 Memorization 64 Film critic James — 65 UK city 66 Peak cover 67 Ointment DOWN 1 Men and boys 2 Mature 3 Greek letter 4 Driving forces 5 Cut (a lawn) 6 Help (a felon) 7 Bike parts 8 Type of watch 9 Go fast 10 Graph 11 Polynesian chestnut 12 Dill herb 13 Bare 21 Actor Christopher — 23 Be undecided 25 "Norma —" 28 Cargo ships , 30 Ballet garb 31 Above: Ger. 32 Directed 33 — Waller 34 Concert halls 35 Boulevard PREVIOUS PUZZLE SOLVED 12-19-91 © 1991 United Feature Syndicate 36 Carpenter — 37 Male rancher 40 More secure 42 Snow vehicle 43 Zodiac sign 45 Stopwatches 47 Prospected 48 Projecting part 50 Alpha and — 51 Saltpeter 52 Horse 53 Second son 54 Single 55 Carry 56 Printing process 60 Stitch Officials to receive budget ideas early By LARRY ROWE Staff Writer For the first lime this year. New Braunfels citizens will get a Jan. 13 public hearing to give city officials their ideas on what should be in the annual budget. In previous years, a public hearing was scheduled only after a proposed budget came before the council, Finance Director Richard Burdine said Wednesday. “The City Charier requires a public hearing on the budget, but it’s really at the end of the whole process," Burdine said. “At that point, it's somewhat difficult to make some substantial changes without rewriting the whole document. ‘To make it a more flexible and responsive budget — responsible to the needs of the community — we want to get their input before we start putting it together," he said. The Jan. 13 hearing will kick off the budget process, which will reach a close on April 13 with another public hearing on a proposed budget. Interim City Manager Hector Tamayo urged citizens to take advantage of the budget hearings. “It's something that will affect all the services that the city can provide," he said. “It will affect each and every one of the citizens of the city, so they need to have some input into where their tax dollars will be spent." Burdine said the Jan. 13 hearing is the citizens' best opportunity toFamily donates use of pond for test By LARRY ROWE Staff Writer A rural family on ,a small plot of land in western Comal County have agreed to donate the use of their pond to a county project that may save volunteer firefighters valuable time when fighting rural blazes. With the approval of the Comal County Commissioners, a type of fire hydrant known as a “dry hydrant” will be set into the pond on a trial basis, with expectations that these simply designed pipes can be installed later at other rural sites. “In case of a fire, it would speed up the water availability where they wouldn’t have to go so far," said Stanley Hons, owner of the property off Texas 46. 1 2 3 I 5 6 7 I 9 10 11 12 13 14 I 15 I 16 17 I 18 I 19 20 ■ 22 23 24 ■ 26 27 28 ■ 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 43 44 ■■45 ■ 46 48 kl 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 ■ L I 58 ■ 59 60 ■ 62 I 63 I 64 65 I 66 I 67 ill Paradise PO-13 Mon. thru Pit. 6:00 7:10 9:20 Bat. Bun. 2IOO 4:10 7:00 9:10 SBS**! Ricochet!* Mon. thru FH. 5:00 7:00 •.*00 Bat. Bun. 2:00 4:00 7:00 9:00 Bargain Matinees Indicated by ( ) Hook '</»£ SAT SUN. (too 400) roo WEEKDAYS (4:90) IOO I JO WI IPD Is RlLAI IVE •AT SUH.    WtfKOAVS (KIO 1:10 1:10) /:10 SHO (J IO) /MO IMO DAN ACKROYD JAME UK CURTIS MY GIRL rn MACAULAY CULKIN ruta<u» °*COVWT SAT.-SUN.    WIIKDAVS JO >:»0 EMO, /JO OJO (> >0) /JO »i>0 ... ^ SAT.SUN. I^^SkEoAVS (Him tao tao) /rn sat <•<*) me pi Ro IAT. SUH.    WEEKDAYS im Iii E:1l) T:1t SMK (IMI) /ME IHE An •at. OUM (IAI I M M* r e Waubay* nm n AKAMAI (MUI UWM ONE SHOW ONLY I OO TIMES GOOD 12/13 thru 12/19 Tuesday Discount Night $2.00 Except as noted iiwimmMnl “Every minute counts when there’s a fire." A dry hydrant is a polyvinyl chloride pipe set near the bottom of a pond or creek. In rural areas, volunteer firefighters often must drive far distances to a water source for a tank refill.Tapping a pond or creek near the site of a rural fire can therefore save valuable time. “The main purpose of this field trial in this area is to demonstrate the use and the installation of a dry hydrant,” said Carl Englerth, district conservationist for the federal Soil Conservation Service. “It’s going to be located in the outer area of the Bulverde Fire Department and could possibly be used by other fire departments in the area. But he said state regulations must be amended before they can actually draw water from the trial hydrant, or any dry hydrant at a pond or stream. Until then, they will simply demonstrate its installation and show firefighters how to hook it up to a fire truck. Texas Water Commission rules limit the use of any private pond or public stream to livestock and domestic purposes, Englerth said. Within the next two years, these regulations may be amended to include emergency water use, he said. Hons, a church maintenance worker, said the county will set the dry hydrant only three feet below the water’s surface so that the pond cannot be pumped dry. He said his eight cows and 28 goats depend on the pond for water. “We decided if it was going ;to help a burning house, we would jet them use our water,” added his wife, Bernice Hons. “We worked with Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Hons and they graciously conceded to cooperate with us on this field trial and demonstration, and to allow us to put this dry hydrant device into their pond,” Englerth said. He added that he is currently working with the Spring Branch and Canyon Lake volunteer fire departments to find possible dry hydrant locations in their areas. Meetings set tone for possible bond election By LARRY ROWE Staff Writer Several citizens of District 4 called for road repairs, a visitors’ tax and traffic-control measures at the last in a series of district town meetings on a possible bond issue. One burning topic of the discussion, which frequently strayed from the subject of capital improvements, was whether a bond issue should take place at all. “I don’t see that people are coming up with enough improvements that need to be on a bond issue,” said Bob Flume Of River Acre Drive, who added that preventive maintenance may be a better solution to such problems as road damage. Council Member Paul Fraser, who presided over the meeting as the district’s representative, told the citizens that one of the purposes for the meetings was to get citizen input on whether there should be a bond issue. “I’m not promoting the bond issue,” but only getting citizens’ thoughts on the matter, he said. Many of the citizens called for road repairs, especially on Torrey and 11 cart Attack. Fight it with a Memorial gift to the American Heart Association have their say. ‘This is the most appropriate time for them to comment on the quality of service that they receive for the tax dollars and fees that they pay.” The complete draft of the proposed budget is scheduled for completion on March I, and this will be presented lo the City Council in a budget presentation workshop on March 18. On April 27, the council is scheduled to consider adoption of budget appropriations and tax levy ordinances. WALNUT 6 629-6400 III 35 and Walnut Ave. Gruene streets, and others said tourists should take alternative routes to Schlitterbahn to alleviate traffic congestion. One citizen was applauded when he suggested that visitors pay a special tax at hotels and other businesses to help pay for some of the problems they help to create. After Finance Director Richard Burdine presented Mayor Clinton Brandt with a tiny birthday cake to represent the city staff’s frugal spending, the discussion took an unexpected turn toward controversies over recent City Council expenditures. Carl Fox of River Acres Drive and several other citizens blasted the City Council for giving former City Manager Paul (JRO    T)(^) 629-3311 GT rrATxoi? Closed Sunday Fri. Radio Party Sat. Landa XMAS party wI Stingrays o 1.50 well drinks % 0 New Years Tickets o for Revival Bros. \ 6.00 ea. 7 M0.00 per couple* .advance prices only ‘ (J Ola * A K C HALL - Seguin 9{ezv year's ‘Eve with the    $10    " QOOLAKS pert 01 Seats Reserved All sales final Box office open every Sat. from 3:00 to 7:00 thru lice. 21 For further ticket information call 379 0602 9:00 to 1:00 OI® Yellow Rock Saloon 3413 Hunter Road 396-7188 San Marcos Tonight - Southern Star Friday - Candee Land & The Goolaks Saturday - Miller & Hicks 12/20 Friday night E-Z Country 9;3(>. 1-30 am .,12/21 Saturday night Almost Country DRY CREEK BAR At Solms S lo Hun 193 Solmi Turn I luke blinking light. Turn left ut I'M 4H2 Open 3:00 pm to 2:00 am SMILES FOR SANTA SATURDAY DECEMBER 21st 10am • lpm & 2pm - 9pm Grohman a large settlement for his departure. Fraser told them he was legally bound to secrecy on the matter. Brandt said a citywide town meeting will be scheduled soon to help prioritize the citizens’ suggestions. “We’re not saying that we’re going to have a bond issue," but after taking a look at the suggestions a bond election will be possible, he said. ^ Amcrfcavt Laalofi Mall 618 E. Kingsbury Seguin, Texas Saturday, December 21 8:00 to 12:00 Frank Kosub and the Sounds of Country For Reservations Col 379-1079 The Entertainer Night dub 3535 N. Hwy. 123 Bypass SCHEDULE Pac. 11-15 Blue Bonnet Palace Wednesday I Etcetra I I Friday, December 20 Thursday 9:00-1:00 ‘Damara | Fifth Wheel | | Friday Smith I Sentimiento I | Saturday Saturday, December 21 9:00 * 2:00 | D.J. POWER MIX Sunday Nashville D.J. POWER MIX FREE BUFFET WED. & FRI. HAPPY HOUR 3-7 WED-SUN No Cover Charge. 21 yrs. or over. With Proper IO. Sounds -a—^ >7.------1 KC HALL - SEGUIN cl CL he Goolaks! SATURDAY. DEC. 21- 9: 322111 —Nj Ro Bi ars Something New tor 1992! Open tor Breakfast 6:30 am Mon.-Sat. 99c Breakfast Specials Tacos: 75c & 85c 625-0122    598    Landa 9    ..1» I 'Jjk ast lt«m. Get secpnd, of equal or I IP    | p*r ooupon; not valid for 996 breakfast specials Expires Jan, 1, 1992 mam sui ihw SHHli r CHRISTMAS SPECIAL Electric Guitar & Amp incl. strap, cable, picks & I free guitar lesson •299 ♦ Lax Now in stock Yamaha Drums I H.C D ■ *"* ~ WM jj    Band Instruments 25% off Yamaha, King, Armstrong & Others all Band Supplies & Books Paul & Sharon McLaughlin, Owners (512)625 9451 • 354 Landa Street • New Braunfels. Texas ;