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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 29, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas THURSDAY Seguin runs and guns to 6330 win over New Braunfels See 50 CENTS COUNTDOWN 77 DAYS New Braunfels Sesqu centennial March New Braunfels Herald 10 pages in one section Thursday Dec Serving Comal County for more than 143 years Home of SABRINA BRINKKOETER Vol 143 No 34 Inside Class of the Sports Slammtisch Birthday wishes from the HeraldZeftung The New Braunfels Herald Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to Marjorie Meckel Sabrina Brinkkoeter Brooke Campbell Mark Bar boza 19 Barbara Cobb Betty Hassold Elizabeth Has sold Diana Medellin Jimmie Merger Milton Lieck Mitchell Alba Morales Tommy OGorman Inez Payne Hugo Schmidt Carol Schoenfeld Citys Christmas tree recycling underway The city of New Braunfels and New Braunfels Utilities began their annual Christmas tree recy cling program in Landa Park yesterday An area in the swimming pool parking lot has been designated as the site to receive the trees Approximately trees were converted to mulch last Christ mas Approximately trees have been mulched during the last seven years Nails and other metal fasteners should be removed from the trees Officials said The mulch is available free to residents Bridal Showcase set for Jan 4 On Wednesday Jan 4 the New Braunfels Bridal Associa tion will host its 14th annual Bridal Showcase at the New Braunfels Civic Center 380 S Seguin Ave Admission is Doors will open at Anyone planning a wedding or are helping someone else who is this will provide an excellent opportunity to gather information and guidance New Years Eve party planned Texas Nights will perform at the New Braunfels Civic Cen ter on Dec 31 from 9 to 1 during a dance benefiting United Cerebral Palsy Call 18007981492 for ticket information Time capsule planned for Sesquicentennial As New Braunfels1150th anniversary approaches mem bers of the community are encouraged to begin selecting items to be included in a time capsule which wilt be buried in comernoration of the Sesqui centennial year Submissions must be of paper origin photographs letters documents Submis sions must either fit in a 9X12 or envelope Costs for sub mitting envelopes for inclusion in the time capsule are and respectively Lotto Texas million jackpot Citys recycling plan off to early start Crews distribute recycling bins to local residents By TECLO Staff Writer HeraklZeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL BM pan members Romero Alvarado and Juan Mendez were busy dis tributing recycling bins to each cKy resident yesterday as the company prepares to begin communitywide recycling Recycling Is set to begin on Jan 9 The HoraldZoHung will publish a guide to recycling on Sunday Jan 8 Several hundred New Braunfels res idents got a late Christmas present from BFI recycling bin that was originally going to be delivered on Jan 3 BFI recycling employees passed out the bins which are to hold all recy clables to be picked up by the waste collection giant to several hundred homes beginning last Monday While most residents had heard about the recycling program poised to begin Jan 9 many were surprised by the bins early arrival The city council voted to begin recycling program in New Braunfels with a small hike in utility rates City Hall reported receiving dozens of calls from angry residents who did not want the bins or said why they were surprised by the bins arrival and wanted to know what action to take One resident said he did not receive help from BFI or City Hall with ques tions he had concerning the recycling program Although recycling committee chair person Susan Curtis and BFI officials announced earlier this year the pro gram would begin Jan 3 BFI pur chased an advertisement in the Herald Zeitung Dec 21 announcing the day distribution of the bins would begin and when pick of materials would begin Curtis said BFI took the initiative to begin the program earlier with the committees blessing yet several com mittee contacted by HeraldZeitung did not know about the decision to begin earlier Committee members said if they had known about the earlier starting date they would have dessiminated more information about recycling to help answer some of the questions that are now being asked by residents BFI representative Gabe Garcia pre dicted success for the program regard less of when it starts I can assure you we are not going to make a move without Gar cia said Its going pretty smooth for us and we are getting a few phone call which is telling us that people want to par BFI included an informative pam phlet in each of the bins referring to materials accepted for recycling and the day of pick up Garcia said BFI was half way through distributing the bins and would be finished Saturday Once pick up begins Garcia said two person crews would initially be assigned to two recycling trucks in New Braunfels However after a trial period there would be just one person per truck Plastics aluminum and metal cans newspaper and glass will be sorted by BFI employees at curbside Residents having questions about the recycling program can call BFI at Citys 150th Celebration i i kteks off Saturday Main Plaza is site of first Sesquicenterinial event scheduled Saturday night By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer New Braunfels has been waiting 150 years for its Sequicentennial Cel ebration New Years Eve a cere mony on the Main Plaza downtown will kick off a years worth of events to commemorate the founding of the town by German immigrants In keeping with history the cere mony will mark the religious signifi cance placed on the occasion by ear ly settlers It will kick off the Sesquicenten nial year but it is also a time of prayer and said Martin Mor ris chairman of the New Years Eve event Festivities begin at at the bandstand on the Main Plaza An ensemble of singers from various churches will perform led by Wink Kelso of the Freedom Fellowship Church Dennis Gallaher pastor of Freedom Fellowship will lead the ceremony Herb Skopg is going to give his tory information about what the orig inal settlers were doing on New Years said Morris At midnight bells from the court house and several downtown church es will chime in the new year and officially begin the Sesquicentennial Celebration Hot chocolate and spiced tea will be served after the ceremony New Braunfels will celebrate the Sesquicentennial throughout the next year Founders Day will be celebrat ed March 21 with a special prayer breakfast Ahh holiday vacations CISD bus drivers to be tested for alcohol drugs By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer HeraldZeHung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Jeremiah Blzer Matt Blzar and Billy Welgler tried out their new roller blades yesterday near the 500 block of Willow Run The kids said they were enjoying their time off during the holiday break New federal laws will bring drug testing to local school district bus dri vers beginning in January of 1995 A 1991 bill the Omnibus Employ ee Testing Act signed by former Pres ident George Bush and handled through the federal Department of Transportation will require both drug and alcohol testing for not only bus dri vers but those who carry a commercial drivers license and transport 15 or more people such as a teacher or coach According to Kenny Franklin direc tor of transportation for the Comal Independent School District the law was originally meant for the trucking industry but grew to include school districts Its never been done by our school he said I guess its just one more thing to help insure the safe ty of the Beginning Jan 1 any new employ ees will undergo testing for drugs such as marijuana PCP cocaine opiates amphetamines and alcohol Those cur rently on staff will undergo random testing during the year A certain number of employees will be tested each month according to percentages of the total number of dri vers Random drug testing will include 50 percent of the total number and 25 percent for alcohol testing If a dis trict has 100 drivers 50 tests must be taken for drugs 25 for alcohol by the end of the year Because of random testing some employees may not be tested or some might be tested 12 times in a year The alcohol limit will be at 02 forthe CISD said Franklin Maybe a beer and a half in a four hour period it would probably be out of your said Franklin who added the testing would be unan nounced If you stay out all night and drink a lot youd better not come to work the next Although the mandate is handed down from the federal government the school districts must foot the bill Costs of the tests are for drug tests per testing for alcohol plus a administrative jee Franklin said would be joining a consortium of school dis tricts in the testing effort If a person refuses to take the test they will lose their job said Franklin He added that he had heard of no court challenges to the measure but said various workshops he attended allud ed to the possibility of lawsuits once the testing began County names appointments to local districts By CRAIG HAMMETT Staff Writer Commissioners Court has appointed and re appointed persons to several districts for the coming term Appointments include Fire Prevention District lieappoint Curtis Bremer New Braunfels Appoint Gloria Gass Spring Branch Fills vacancy due to expired term of Joe Kid well Fire Prevention District Reappoint James Jahnsen Appoint Kenneth J Fiedler Bulveafc Joe McNew Bulverde Commissioners opt to reappoint some members to board positions Fill vacancies due to expired term of Warren Alston and Kevin Ryari Fire Prevention District Appoint James Jeffers Garden Ridge Era Mooney New Braunfels Fill vacancies due to expired terms of Robert Harmon and Simpson Fire Prevention District Reappoint George ODonnell Canyon Lake Wayne Justiss Canyon Lake Emergency Service District Reappoint Brian John Spring Branch Appoint Charles George Emergency Service District Reappoint William Phillips Canyon Lake Bernard Masterson Canyon Lake Jack Dawson Canyon Lake Appoint Joel L Collins Canyon Lake Fill vacancy due to resignation of Haynes Lagerquist Water Oriented Recreation District Reappoint Paul Rich New Braunfels Peter New house Garden Ridge Jack Larimore Canyon Lake Zero Rivers New Braunfels The Marketplace Classifieds Onestop shopping five days a week ;