New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 28, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
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New Braunfels, Texas
January 28,1987 25 Cents
wo Sections, 20 Pages
We incorrectly reported yesterday that the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce special tabloid would be inserted in more than the Her a Id-Zei tang’s Thursday edition. The annual special section will be inserted only into Sunday’s edition of the newspaper and will be available at the Chamber’s Annual Banquet Friday, Jan. 30. The tabloid will feature the text of the 1987 Program of Work as well as photographs and names of Chamber members and staff. The Herald-Zeitung regrets the error.
To clarify, the special section on Comal County Courthouse Annex will be inserted into Thursday's edition, tomorrow, and will be carried also by the weekly Comal County News and Times-Guardtan, Canyon Lake area's weekly newspaper.
Based on rainfall totals from Canyon Lake Darn s construction to present, the lake and associated dam have prevented some $54.8 million in flood damages downstream along the Guadalupe River. In 1986 alone, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimates, Canyon Lake prevented $177,800. These flood protection estimates are what comprise the bottom line of what are called cost/benefit ratios The 25 projects like Canyon Lake constructed by the Corps from the late 1940s through the mid-1980s have prevented an estimated $2 billion in would-have-been damages. Within the Fort Worth District alone, of which Canyon Lake is a part, damages prevented represent value of about $218 million in 1986. Just thought you might like to know that the next time you toodle down River Road and think how much fun it is to tube, raft and canoe down that fine, free-flowing channel....
It’s a long time away, but ifs not nearly as long as It is long ago that the subject matter of the following program saw IU day. The Greater San Antonio Herpetological Society will host a unique program beginning at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research in San Antonio. Edward C. Roy Jr., Ph.D., and Dean of Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering at Trinity University. not to mention a professor of gsology. will present several hypotheses concerning the demise of the dinosaurs at the end of what scientists call the Cretaceous period. For more information, call the society at (512> 874-8488. ..
Up With People still needs host families for the performers who will entertain and bring a bit of international talent to New Braunfels in February If you are willing to house and feed one or two very interesting and well-traveled young people for a couple of days in early February, contact BeeJay at the Chamber of Commerce, 825-2385. Look, there’s a lot of things you could do to help somebody, some of which cost a lot, others are virtually painless. These are good kids who will put on one heck of a show in the avie Center lf you’ve never been to a UWP performance, you will want to take it in, but consider taking one of the performers in first...
The Starkville Stompers have caught their breath after a slow January recuperating from the holidays The fleet-footed fellowship had worked out some new routines which surely will be worth seeing. A note of clarification, the Stompers placed second, not first, in the Settler Christmas parade. No matter. first, second, third, whatever, the Stentors are always first rate....
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Health clinic instituting fee schedule for services
After City of New Braunfels withdraws from program
By DAVID MAY Staff Writer
New fees for services scheduled to go into effect at the Dty-County Health Department Feb. I are designed to give the program and the county a financial shot in the arm.
The need to generate income and help defray operating costs follow the city’s decision to discontinue funding its share of operating the public health clinic due to recent budget cutbacks.
Fees for basic services offered will be on a sliding scale basis Families whose incomes are IOO percent or above the poverty level in the county will be asked to pay a fee while families whose incomes are below the poverty level will not be obliged to compensate for services Families whose incomes exceed 200 percent of the poverty level will be referred to the private sector except in certain cases
“This is not a haphazard thing,’’ County Nurse Mary Lou Erben said, adding “a lot of thought has gone into the fee schedule.”
According to Erben, an R.N. and M.S.N., the local facility is the last in the area to implement fees for services. “People in other communities expect to pay and feel they are getting a good rate Those clinics have had no problem collecting,” Erben stated to Comal County Commissioners Jan. 22 just before the court’s unanimous approval of the service rates.
The fee schedule to be implemented locally is based on those charged in surrounding communities such as San Marcos and Uvalde and are founded on the different types of services and individuals who take advantage of them.
Rates were adopted as follow: consultation/instruction. $3; limited exam. $3; minor physical exam, $5;
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NBISD achieves settlement on faulty beam installation
By SABAH DUKE Staff Writer
New Braunfels ISD will be reimbursed for faulty construction and legal and administrative expenses to correct the problem after a settlement with Stanley Structures of San Antonio, said school district attorney Mahon J. Borgers Tuesday The construction firm has agreed
Bowdon draws 35-yoar prison form in slaying
By OAVID MAY Staff Writer
Moments before a Jury was to begin hearing evidence, a Schertz man pleaded guilty to the Sept 14 drug-related murder of a San Antonio woman
Glen Paul Bowden. 29, is one of two defendants in the first degree felony slaying in Comal County of Sandra Berry . 21 He will serve at least 12 years of the 35-year sentence in the Texas Department of Corrections before becoming eligible for parole.
He was sentenced to prison Monday by visiting Judge Earl W. Smith of Austin in the 207th District Court of Comal County Bowden changed his plea from innocent to guilty and District Attorney William Shroeder accepted plea-bargaining arrangements only
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EMS funding still unclear
By SABAH DUKE Staff Writer
Guadalupe County Judge James Sagebiel said Tuesday that he and Guadalupe County Commissioners are searching tor a more equitable way to fund the local emergency medical service.
“We’re trying to get the thing adjusted to bt a little more fair," Sagebiel said. Currently, Guadalupe County splits repent# tor EMS services with Seguin "We Just don’t think the 50-50 qriX is completely fair to some of tho residents of rural arena," the Judge said.
The contract between the county and the dty expires May st and Sagebiel anld he hopes to negotiate contract term changes with the dty before Budtime.
Guadalupe County roBidnnts In the anatira portion of tho county never leo tho benefits of tho county-funded EMB service New Braunfds EMB answers emergency calls to Guadalupe County reaidonta living in
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to reimburse NBISD for the replacement of defective beams in the New Braunfels High School and to pay an additional sum to cover legal expenses incurred during the six-year legal battle. Borgers said
The attorney said NBISD will receive about $195,000 for the coat of replacing beams The additional sum. more than $66,000. will cover administrative and legal expenses. he said.
“The district received an addl tional sum. which went toward com pensating the district for ad ministrative time and efforts that were taken away from the educational efforts.” Borgers said He add ed that the additional money could also be considered interest on the money spent to replace the beams
The problem with the beams was discovered in the late 1970s when a firm was hired to replace the roof of the building The roofing firm said the beams created an unsafe cond! tion and could not support repair crews.
"New Braunfels High School was built with some structural concrete beams supporting the roof In the
1970s, they were found to be defective." Borger said. “The roofing contractors didn't want to get up there until they were replaced ” The beams were removed and replaced at an expense to the school district, the attorney said
Wolco Construction Company built the high school in the early 1980s Borgers said that since that company was "long since out of business.” its new owners. Stanley Structures, was responsible for the beams
“They had not put in the beams but they assumed responsibility for them when they purchased the company,” he said
Borgers said that since the suit was filed against Stanley Structures in 1981, the (rid beams had been studied thoroughly for defects and extensive legal research and discovery was conducted The case never went to trial
The school district received the settlement agreement from Stanley Structures Jan 20 and school board trustees considered the offer during a called meeting Monday Borgers said the school district is still in the final stages of settling the suit.
Rudy Hess* on# off New Braunfels many winter residents* takes sn early ^morning walk in this morning’s dense foe. The foe* which stuck around until mid-morning* covtrad Cantril Ttxas at the beginning off one off the mort unsoasonabiy warm days this winttr.