New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 10, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
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February IO, 1987
A bit of bubbly and good art for a worthy cause mark the appearance of Houston sculptor Ann Armstrong at MBank New Braunfels from 4 -7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22. One-third of the proceeds from the sale of any of Armstrong's fine pieces will go Into a fund to realize a children’s shelter here. Armstrong’s display work will include depictions of moms and their kids. Check it out and have a bit of champagne as you browse ...
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Council never seems to be at a loss for assistance. The church’s annual summer festival is in the planning stages and committee members are as follows: Gilbert Castaneda, chairman; Felix Villanueva, assistant chairman; Robert Garcia, Joe Morales, Joe Perez, Minerva Castilleja, Robert Rodriguez, Mr. and Mrs. Rey Villanueva, Leonilla Martinez, Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Silva and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Martinez. The festival is planned for June 6-7 and will feature live entertainment (as opposed to the other kind), dancing, athletic events and a bunch of different kinds of culinary pig out possibilities and games....
Ed Thompson is the new manager of Canyon Lake Marina, which is quite a Job if you didn’t know it. Welcome to the position. Ed....
The Guadalupe County Republican Party will hold a President’s Day Celebration, beginning at 6:20 p.m. Thursday at Goerke’s Country Tavern on Well Road in Marion. Barbecued beef and sausage dinner appears on Goerke’s stammtisches about 7 p.m. Guest Speaker is Bob Davis of Dallas,
Gov. dements’ budget director who will speak on the topic of "Taming the Killer Budget ’’ Maybe Bob can tell us why the guvner is backtracking on his promise to avoid new taxes and other kinds of "revenue enhancements.” There will be an auction featuring pastries, etc. Tickets are available by contacting JoAnne Wells at 626-1859 or Nancy Kline at 688-2158....
We ran a tidbit a while back announcing the Great American Poetry Contest sponsored by World of Portly magazine. We got a call .from a lady who wanted to know more, which we couldn’t tell her at the time. So we found out. And here it is.
Some 200 prizes are being offered with awards totaling more than 810,000. Poets may enter one poem only, 25 lines or less, on any subject, using any style. There is no entry fee. Deadline tor entering is Feb. 28, 1987. Winners will be announced on or before April 30. A complete list will be sent to all entrants. The lady in charge is Editor Eddie-Lou (yes, that's correct) Cole Poems should be sent to World of Poetry. Dept Great American. 2431 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, Calif 95817....
On a subject near and dear to our hearts and digestive tracts, the annual Canyon Lake United Methodist Church Men’s Chili Supper will be from 5:30 to 8 p m. Friday, Feb. 13. (Oh, no, ifs Friday the 13th!) Well, anyway, tickets are 82 50 for big people, 81-50 (or little people, meaning kidlets not yet 12 years old. Tickets are available (rom any church member or at the door. Homemade pies, cakes, all that stuff that makes losing weight in Comal County so difficult, will be available. Starve in the interim if you must; it will surely be worth it. Proceeds go (Or a variety of church and community activities around Canyon Lake. The UMC is located in Canyon Lake Mobile Home Estates. Turn left from PM 2873 onto Overfull (across from the second Circle K) and right onto Flintstone at the stop sign at the top of the lull. Now, could that be any clearer? ...
POLICE RE FORT........SA
Permit revenue split city, county health agreement
By DAVID MAY Staff Writer
Disagreement over a proposed 50-50 split of monies expected from the issuance of food handler permits prompted Comal County Commissioners Monday to call for further, possibly heated, discussion with New Braunfels officials before dissolving its partnership in the City-County Health Department Effective March I, the city will no longer share in funding the department's budget because of recent budget rollbacks caused by economic shortfalls The county, which assumes complete fiscal respon-sibUity for the department, will seek a greater portion of the projected 822.000 expected from food handler permits. The county will use the money for the administrative burdens connected with the pro gram, and will try to offset further operating costs placed on the county in light of the city’s withdraw! from its share of financing the department Commissioners Jan. 22 approved a sliding scale fee schedule effective Feb. I to defray costs Review of the department’s budget, coupled with projected cost recovering revenues, reveals the county could save 88,000
County Judge Fred Clark asked that further negotiations with the city involve whether to divide food handler permit fees before terminating the county’s contract with the city.
The city has agreed to continue conducting half of the certification classes required of prospective permit holders in return for an even split (rf the 812 permit fee.
"That (split) is what the city proposed. We have not agreed to that, we’re not willing to do it like that, because we see It would not be a (air division of monies,'’ Clark said. "That is an item (or discussion, heated discussion I might add.”
Commissioners contend that along with the three
monthly classes, the health department performs numerous related tasks such as renewals, answering questions over the phone and other administrative duties essentially providing more than half of the duties involved with the program.
Only food handlers in New Braunfels are required to hold permit The county does not have a food handlers’ permit ordinance Clark said the county, with the implementation of the fee schedule projected to generate $28,000 in cost recovery, hopes to save more than is projected “My point of all this is that I thought Comal County was going to save money, but the way I'm reading this situation is if we save anything, it will be minimal," the judge said it was not our intention to keep our level of expenses status quo ’'
Reflecting on the commissioner’s action Monday. New Braunfels Budget Director Court Thieleman said, “When we had our last meeting. I thought we had an agreement on the 50-50 split. We would like to look at it also and analyze what goes on at the department "
Thieleman said the city proposed the continued class assistance because, “The program is an educational vehicle which is closely tied to the enforcement (rf our restaurant codes."
County Health Nurse Mary Lou Erben said, ‘it's interesting ... all of a sudden this is a city thing and they are wanting 50 percent (rf the revenues that we are trying to generate, saying they need that money, too."
Taking the entire funding question a step further. Erben said, "I am going to make one last appeal to the city to budget at least 25 percent of our budget ."
Precinct 3 Commissioner Lorenzo "Yankee" Camarillo upheld Erben’s call for city support. "I think it is totally unfair that the county should pick up
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Jaycees' 'lockup' Feb 21.
Council to recruit local crime panel
Neighborhood watch programs key element in Boeck's proposal
Some of New Braunfels’ most lawabiding citizen’s wUl be placed behind bars Feb. 21 in New Braunfels Jaycees planned "lockup” tor (or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The lock-up will happen from IO a.m. to 6 p.m. in the New Braunfels Utilities parking lot and money raised, in the form of "bail” money, will go to the foundation to assist in national and local programs, medical research and CCF’s health citole at fr-tt Rosa Children’s Hospital to San Antonio.
All donations for bail are tax deductible, according to chairman JiU
"The lock-up is a total community involvement activity which gives each of us a chance to fight cystic fibrosis in a unique way,” Mulhollan said. "Your time and energy this one day will help combat this fatal children’s disease which is the leading genetic killer of America’s children.”
Each prisoner will collect money until he raises his 8100 bail, lf someone wishes to keep the prisoner confined, he must match the amount of ball and the prisoner is detained 30 minutes (or each matching donation.
Prisoners will be brought before a
By DAVID MAY Staff Writer
New Braunfels City Council members, in support of Police Chief Burney C Boeck’s call for a local crime commission, will begin recruiting community leaders from within their districts to serve on the city’s central crime control panel.
Boeck. drawing on successful crime commissions instituted around the country, urges the community’s support in forming what he calls a "volunteer self-help program to help make our city a safer city "
The police chief's proposal calls for a blue-ribbon committee made up of prominent leaders in the business.
educational, industrial and religious sectors to form a Safe City Commission, which would then organize sub-committees within certain neighborhoods, or geographical regions
The subcommittees would hold regular meetings, setting community goals and discussing problems they face in battling crime in their neighborhoods and then report to the SCC
The subcommittees. SCC. council and police department would then work together to appreciably decrease such crimes as burglaries and assaults that plague the city
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EU WD directors commit to plans for future water
By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer
Edwards Underground Water District officials are working out the details of a proposed regional water management plan with represen tatives from San Antonio
A New Braunfels representative to the EUWD board said San Antonio representatives are working aggressively toward the completion of the plan “We’ve made a commitment to provide for a drought contingency plan through legislation." said Craig Hollmig “And we made a commitment to a water conservation plan."
Hollmig is a member of a joint committee of EUWD directors and San Antonio City Council members The committee is charged with developing legislation to meet water needs of Central Texas The commit tee met for the second time Thursday and Hollmig said committee members expect to finish their work during a third meeting this Thursday.
"This is the first time that the Edward’s board has ever sat down with the city council of the city of San Antonio," Hollmig said. "There was definitely a spirit of cooperation."
The EUWD is responsible for protecting the waters in the Edwards Aquifer, the main source of w ater for Central Texas The aquifer supplies water to Comal Springs which feeds the Comal River
San Antonio is the largest water user in the aquifer region A study sponsored by that city and the water district states that if alternative sources (rf water are not developed, the level of the aquifer will drop and
the Comal Springs will go dry by the year 2900. City of San Antonio pumps millions of gallons of water a day into the San Antonio River to maintain a constant flow through the core of the Alamo City 's tourist district “Right now . we want to limit the pumpage to 450.000 acre-feet (per year*. That's where it is now," Hollmig said The New Braunfels surveyor and engineer explained that dunng the worst drought in history, that of the 1950s. the Comal Springs were dry for two years.
With increased pumping. Hollmig said that a similar drought today would leave the springs dry for six years
"That tells me that New Braunfels needs to come up with a drought contingency plan to protect our tourist industry," he said The plan could consist of a series of small dams upstream of New Braunfels or pumping water out of the Guadalupe River into the Comal River to maintain the tourist industry
Hollmig said one of the provisions being considered by the joint committee is to grant the EUWD authority to regulate withdrawals from the aquifer whenever necessary The drought contingency plan could also include limiting personal water use such as washing cars and watering yards "This is just a general idea. we haven’t gotten there yet," Hollmig said about the proposed plans “This is so vague This is just in its infancy," he added Hollmig said the committee is working to have proposed legislation in Austin before the end of this Legislative session
NBISD board awards Mill Street Ed Center airconditioning bid
judge and escorted to their cells by a deputy.
The present list of "jail birds" include Ramon Chapa Jr., Joe Michie, J C Reagan, S.D. David Jr., Pete Lings mf el ter, Mike Norris, Doug Miller, Don Ferguson, Stephanie Carr, Myrtle Clark, Lee Rodriguez Sr. and Lee Rodriguez Jr.
Sponsors of the event are Librado’s, Naegelin’s, Granzin’s Meat Market, Mrs. Baird’s Thrift Store, McDonald’s and Century 21.
Those wishing more information on becoming a prisoner or bondsman may call Mulhollan at 626-2351 or cochairman Mary Murphy at 626-8061.
The New Braunfels ISO board of trustees awarded a bid Monday to a New Braunfels firm to install air conditioning in the Mill Street Education Center
Boden It O’Brien Mechanical Service, Inc. submitted the lowest bid — 89,950 — compared to three other bids ranging up to 818,636 Lonnie Curtis, NBISD’s assistant superintendent for finance, recommended the local company by saying it made a reasonable bid and has a good work record.
"Basically, we feel like we've got the rest of the district air conditioned where students are and we needed to air condition this part, too,” Curtis said. The air conditioning unit will cool the lower floor of the Education Center where NBISD holds vocational training classes.
Curtis said the lower floor, which is the basenMtot of tho
warm when students cook The vocational classes include training students to cook as part of occupational training "The bid that was put out was not put out- with a performance and materials bond requirement,’’ Curtis said. He added that the school district has found fewer local firms are able to bid on projects lf expensive performance and materials bonds are required Curtis said the Job would have cost much more if the school district had required such a
"But no money will be paid un the Job is complete,” he said.
Curtis said Soden A O’Brien (totals have said they will begin we on installing the air conditioning u aa soon as possible "Depending (how long it takes to get) the ut they could get in and out in 30 dayt ha said.