New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 19, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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Reception for winter visitors among Chamber topics.
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New Braunfels family JC awaits word on son in Mideast.
Soccer co-leaders meet at NB; Canyon hosts the Rangers.
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Feb. 19, 1991
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Children's favorite (and parents’, too) Joe Scruggs is coming to New Braunfels to entertain at a benefit for the New Braunfels Children's Museum. He'll be at the Civic Center Sunday at 4 p.m. and tickets are SS each for persons over 2 years old. There will be reserved seating in the front of the auditorium for museum members only. Scruggs is known for songs such as “Even Trolls Have Moms," "Late Last Night," and his album ‘Traffic Jams” which features songs for the car. Tickets are available at the Children's Museum in Courtyard shopping center, Broussard Teacher and School Supply on Landa Street, and all 19 Handy Andy stores in the area (including the one in Courtyard shopping center). Stop by the museum for family membership information, too. The number is 620-0939. 'Nature's Way’
This month’s Nature’s Way program, “Introduction to Bird Identification," sponsored by the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department will be Thursday from 4 to 5 pm. in Landa Park at the Landa Lake Gazebo. Children ages 5 to 14 will join the park ranger in an introduction tour to bird identification and bird watching. Participants will have the opportunity to meet, observe and discuss physical characteristics of those birds found in Landa Park while walking around luanda Lake. The fee is $3 and pre-registration is required at the park office, HO Golf Course Road. Monday through Friday. Call the Park Ranger at 629-PARK.
Golf Tourney Thursday
The inaugural Winter Texan-Canyon Lake Open will tee off Thursday at the Woodlands Golf and Country Club on FM 2673 in Starkville. The scramble-formal tourney is open to Winter Texans as well as residents of Canyon Lake and the surrounding area. Registration and pre-ioumament activities will begin at ll am., with a shotgun start at 12:30 pm.
Cost, including green fees and cart, is $22.30 for club nonmembers and $13 for members of the Woodlands. Trophies and prizes will be awarded. The tournament is sponsored by the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 964-2223 or 899-3372.
Xi Alpha Alpha Psi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is sponsoring “Support Tree" in honor of the Canyon Lake military personnel serving in Operation Desert Storm. The tree will be located in front of the Chamber Center and will contain a star with the name of the person and the military branch in which he or she serves. To add a star in someone’s name, call 964-2678, 899-3182, 935-2145 or
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b’s not summer anymore. Today will be cloudy and cool with a high in the 50s and a northerly wind at 15 to 20 mph. There’s a slight chance of rain tonight with a low of 38. Wednesday will be clearer and a little warmer, with a high in the 62 to 64 range and northerly winds at IO to 15 mph. The chance of rain will be decreasing Wednesday.
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Lafarge continuing its search
Promised environmental study awaiting appropriate leadership
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON Maws Editor
Attorneys representing the Lafarge and Systech corporations continue searching this week for a project manager to direct an environmental assessment on the company’s proposal to store and bum hazardous waste.
“It is going to take some time and it’s real hard for us to say when the announcement will be made," said corporation spokesperson Jeanne Janes.
“They’ve interviewed about IO select individuals so far primarily with a public affairs and policy backgrounds; some of the people on the technical side as well," she said.
During a press conference Jan. 15, Lafarge and Systech officials announced they were putting on hold permit applications to store and bum hazardous waste as fuel at the Balcones Cement Plant in New Braunfels. In the interim, they announced, an environmental assessment of the proposed project would be performed
by an independent professional research organization and directed by a project manager operating with complete autonomy.
After the project manager is hired, he or she will hire the consultants needed to perform the research.
“This will be an objective and independent assessment in every sense," said Fred Koester, president of Lafarge/Southern Region. “Lafarge will have no involvement in it except underwriting its cost. The single, overriding objective of this study will
New Braunfels woman killed in auto accident
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor
Services for a 21-year-old New Braunfels woman, who died in a one-vehicle accident Saturday night, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home.
Connie Sue Magcr, a merchandising clerk for Wal-Mart in New Braunfels, died at McKenna Memorial Hospital after she was involved in an accident in the 300 block of Green Valley Road in Guadalupe County.
According to the Department of Public Safety report, Mager was driving her 1979 Toyota pickup truck east on
Green Valley Road when she hit a slick spot, causing the vehicle to go off the road.
“Driver of Unit I then ovcrsteered to the left," according to the report. “Unit I then began roiling over. Unit one rolled over three times and landed on its side."
Ms. Mager was transported to McKenna Memorial Hospital in New Braunfels by Seguin Emergency Medical Service.
Both Ms. Mager and a fro(H-#»t passenger, her to-year-old sister, were wearuig^eaihelts.
The accident was investigated by the Seguin Department of Public Safety.
Comal County ‘unusually silent’ about redistricting
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON News Editor
Despite a number of proposed changes in the makeup of Texas senator and representative lines in Comal County, Sen. Judith Zaffirini says comments she has received have “been about nil" on the redistricting issue.
“Frankly, I am in shock," the senator said. 'The people of Comal County have traditionally been very outspoken and in many cases downright passionate in expressing their perspective on issues."
But on the issue of redistricting, Zaffirini said the lack of comment from citizens in Comal County is unusual.
“It is my most vocal county," Zaffirini said. “We get more calls and especially correspondence from Comal County than from any other county in my 20-county district. Guadalupe County is second and northeast Bexar (County) is third."
Questions will have to be answered
Noting that Comal County is "my most vocal county/ Sen. Judith Zaffirini said: "We get more calls and especially correspondence from Comal County than from any other county in my 20-county district Guadalupe County is second and northeast Bexar (County) is third."
about whether Comal County should be split into two senatorial districts — District 21 represented by Zaffirini (D-Laredo) and District 25 by Bill Sims (D-San Angelo) — or be represented by one senator, either Sims or Zaffirini.
The senator said there are proposals on the table to possibly include Comal County in District 18 Senatorial District represented by Kenneth Armbris-ter (D-Vicioria). Comal County also could go into Senatorial District 14 represented by Gonzalo Barrientos (D-Austin).
“We’re just not hearing the feedback," Zaffirini said. “And there are
some critical issues. It’s very important that we receive feedback on that particular issue."
State redistricting also could affect House of Representatives scats, state board of education representatives and United Slates representatives.
On the local level, Comal County Commissioners Court appointed a 15-member committee Feb. 7 to study how to redivide county commissioner, justice of the peace and voting precincts if needed.
All redistricting plans must be approved by the U.S. Justice Department under the Voting Rights Act.
Kidnappers free woman
HOUSTON (AP) — A woman kidnapped at gunpoint two days ago from her boyfriend’s parked car was found early this morning after her abductor dropped her off near a convenience store, police say.
Nonna Angelica Ramos Campos, 23, was freed around 4 a.m. in northwest Houston, Houston police said.
The woman was talking to investigators this morning about her abduction.
Police said Ms. Campos and ber boyfriend were sitting in his car in a vacant lot after leaving a nightclub on Saturday night, when they apparently fell asleep. The two were awakened around 4:30 san. Sunday by a man wielding an automatic pistol and banging on the car window with a large flashlight.
The gunman then forced Ms. Campos into his car.
Chapa may be jailed in child support case
By KATHRYN SCHOEMER Staff Writer
If Mayor Pro-Tern Ramon Chapa Jr. doesn’t pay his child support soon, he may find himself in the county jail under a court order.
According to a written order enforcing child support, Chapa has until March 12 to make up $7,363.00 in back child support payments with an additional interest rate of IO percent per annum.
“lf he comes to court and shows up with some money, the judge may review the sentence," said Donald Brangan, unit manager of the attorney general’s child support office in Jourdanton.
“We don’t want him to go to jail, but we want him to pay his child support, loo," he said. Jourdanton Child Support Office covers 30 counties,
be to address the questions and concerns the people of New Braunfels have about the project."
Heavy opposition has been launched by the citizens of New Braunfels against Lafarge Corp. and its subsidiary Systech Environmental Corp. for their proposal to store and bum hazardous waste in such an environmentally pristine area. Corporation officials have maintained the proposed project is safe and in no way will affect the environment.
including Comal and Guadalupe counties.
On Oct. 25, Chapa was ordered to make monthly payments of $300 in child support by a prior court order.
According to the written order, Chapa had the financial ability to provide four previous monthly payments to his two children, Ramon Chapa 111 and Chastity Chapa.
“We go as far as we can” trying to work with someone who is unable to financially pay for child support, Brangan said, but most of the time it’s a matter of their financial priorities being different “than what you or I would consider."
Most of the time they have “elected to pay for other bills," he said.
The Herald-ZeUung attempted to reach Chapt Tuesday, but he was unavailable for comment.
Austin attorneys of Thompson A Knight are leading the search.
“The lawyers wanted to coordinate the search," Janes said.
“They are trying to get the right person that's got the right kind of background, objectivity Kid commitment to community," she said.
Janes said so far all of the applicants have been from various areas of Texas.
“We’re hoping shortly" to make an announcement, she said.
Checking it out
Seeing what is available in the stacks at Dittiinger Memorial Library is patron Kim Bowden. (Photo by Erik Karisson)
Library offers varied services
By KATHRYN SCHOEMER SUH Writer
People who don’t consider the public library a learning adventure might not know what they’re missing.
lf you want to get the latest in-depth information about the Persian Gulf Crisis or find out how to fix an electrical circuit without spending a lot of money, the public library is the place to go.
“lf I ever have a question about anything, I find the answer here. I couldn’t live without it and I can’t understand why everyone else doesn’t use it more,” said Mona Jean Erdmann, a volunteer at DilUinger Memorial Library.
Today’s books are expensive and the library is a bountiful source of information the public cki use free of charge, she said. •
People don't use the library because they vc unfamiliar with it. They don’t realize that “anybody will help them here if they need it," Erdmann said.
Library Director Vickie Hocker said the library offers a variety of services that may be unfamiliar to the public.
An interlibrary loan at Diulinger Memorial Library allows residents to borrow books and materials from other libraries across the country. Library patrons fill out an application for the requested book and a clerk will process the order, which ukes at least two weeks, she said.
In addition to supplying patrons with various types of reading material, the library has other recreational devices such as instructional videos and story-telling cassette tapes thai audibly lunate best-selling novels to the listener, Hocker said.
A revolving collection of movies, routing bet weal several libraries, alto is available to the public.
“We keep a selection for one month and then mail it lo another library then they mail us theirs. (That way) it’s changing every month," die said.
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