New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 14, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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14 Pages in one section ■ July 14,1993
Serving Comal County ■ Home of Tlta Alvarez
Vol. 141, No. 168STAMMTISCH
Herald Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Paramedic RIC Medina (left) and EMT Jack Ward In the department's new truck.
Herald-Zeitung joins statewide effort to boost up recycled newsprint usage
By ROSE MARIE EASH Stall Writer
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung is joining other Texas newspapers in a voluntary program to recycle and to use recycled newsprint paper to protect the environment.
“We use about 60,000 pounds of paper a month,” said Douglas Brandt, pressroom foreman at the Herald-Zeitung. "We have our used newsprint picked up by a company out of San Antonio who sells it to a recycling purchaser.**
This kind of recycling service is not available locally according to Brandt
He said the Texas Water Commission has asked all Texas newspapers to start using recycled content in their newspapers. The voluntary program will allow newspapers to slowly work towards the eventual goal of having at least IO percent of the total amount of newsprint purchased this year contain recycled material.
The recycled material must be at least 25 percent of the total material in the newsprint in order to qualify as recycled material. The other option for qualifying as recycled content involves a different calculation.
“We have a formula we can use where, for example, this year we’ve received 370,248 pounds of newsprint and 91,776 pounds contains recycled fiber," said Brandt. “The percentage of weight that contains recycled fiber right now is at 24.78 percent of the total, but since they’re not both 25 percent our aggregate total is 4.96 percent — above the 2.5 percent requested for this year by the TWC and our total will grow by the end of the year.
“Only two of our current three suppliers have recycled newsprint, but the other will have a hopefully, 20 percent content in September,” he said “One has 25 percent recycled fiber and the other has 15 percent.”
The Herald-Zeitung started printing
on newsprint containing recycled material this month.
“There’s not much difference in the look of the paper — it’s still pretty bright — it’s white,” said Brandt. ‘The processes they’ve developed to reclaim the recycled paper are a lot better. It’s not yellow like it used to be.”
According to Brandt the Texas newspaper industry is voluntarily working towards a goal of having at feast 30 percent of the total newsprint purchased contain 25 percent or more recycled fiber by the year 2000. By the alternate aggregate recycled content by fiber weight in total tonnage the goal by the year 2000 isl8 percent of the total amount received.
There is a slightly higher cost for paper containing recycled fiber, but there are savings in the disposal of used newsprint through recycling. In addition to the savings for the Herald-Zeitung, this type of recycling disposal saves landfill space also.
NBFD Chief says best
Heratd-Zaitung photo* by JOHN HUSETH
Recycled newsprint from Newsprint South Inc., end Champion International Corp. recently arrived at the Herald-Zeitung office and hat already bean put Into production.
NBFD adds new rescue
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vehicle to inventory
By JENNIFER ROMP EL Staff Writer
A rescue vehicle has recently been added to the list of equipment at the New Braunfels Fire Department.
According to New Braunfels Fire Chief Phil Baker, one of the best things about the vehicle is that it was provided at no cost to the taxpayers.
‘It’s really special in that it didn’t cost us anything,” he said.
According to Baker, the truck is valued at $20,000. The city was able to obtain it at no cost by trading another EMS box with the city of West.
“During late fell of last year, I was approached with a proposal by Lt. David liger, of the New Braunfels Fire Department. The proposal was to use an old EMS box to trade with an EMS department in West in exchange for a
rescue body,” said Baker.
The ambulance used in the trade would have gone out of service after a new ambulance was serviced, according to Baker.
Baker said the city council gave permission for the department to go ahead with the proposal. The trade with West was made approximately two weeks ago.
The van and its equipment can be used for rescues at automobile accidents and water accidents, etc., Baker said the vehicle has a place for a rescue raft and can carry absorbent material for fuel spills.
The vehicle also contains equipment which would be used to rescue someone stranded in a high place such as a building under construction.
“We got a pretty good deal,” said Baker. “All the work was done on the truck by firefighters. It was a fire department effort ”
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Coach pleads guilty to sexual assault charge
By JENNIFER ROM PEL
Former New Braunfels Middle School Coach Oziel “Ozzie” Munoz plead guilty Tuesday to charges of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student at the school.
Munoz accepted a plea, prior to being indicted, offered by District Attorney Bill Reimer which includes IO years of probation and six months in the county jail served on work release.
In addition, Munoz must provide counseling for the girl, resign from his teaching position and take a blood test to determine whether or not he has any diseases.
The plea was made in the 22nd District Court of Judge Charles Ramsey.
According to Munoz’s attorney Wade Arledge, Munoz’s case would have gone before the grand jury today. Arledge said the decision to plea was
made by his client.
Munoz, a resident of San Marcos, was arrested June 28 at Arledge’s office after he turned himself in to officers from the New Braunfels Police Department.
The arrest was foe result of an investigation by NBPD officers and officials at foe department of Child Protective Services.
The incident was brought to the attention of New Braunfels police on June 23 by CPS officials. Officers said the incident was reported by someone at the school.
After being arrested, Munoz was taken to the Comal County Jail where he posted a $25,000 bond.
The incident was classified as a second degree felony and carries a potential punishment of up to 20 years in jail.
thing about new truck is that it came freeLa Mu)*r Tajana will hold rummage sale
La MujerTejana, a local noprofit service organization will be bolding a fund-raising rummage sale on Saturday and Sunday, July 17 and 18, at the Weekend Flea Market, located at 1661 S. Seguin Street.Annual Rad Cross Voluntaars moating
The annual meeting of Comal County Red Cross Volunteers will be held July 19,1993, at 6:30 p.m. in the Friendship Room of Eden Home.
For further information call Margie Council at 629-4563.Caramony today at Mission Vslloy
Agriculture Commissioner Rick Perry will join a host of dignitaries from New Braunfels, Comal County, New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and Lewis Company at a special ceremony celebrating the retainment of more than 800 local jobs for the city and region at Mission Valley Textiles in New Braunfels.
Lewis Company officers, board of directors and senior management will be on hand at the event, which will get underway at 11 a.m. this morning at foe Mission Valley plant on Porter St.Commissionar ut to spook to Rotary
Mr. James L. Pledger, Texas Savings and Loan Commissioner will be the guest speaker at the New Braunfels Downtown Rotary Club Thursday at noon at Krause's Cafe.
Pledger has been a Texas Savings and Loan Commissioner since May 1988 and is responsible for the coordination and implementation of several legislative efforts, both state and federal, regarding appropriations and pertinant thrift industry legislation.
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San Antonio man arrested Tuesday for attempted rape
Suspect entered store at Canyon Lake, attacked clerk and fled scene by boat
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Comal County deputies arrested a 40-year-old San Antonio man Tuesday on charges of attempted aggravated sexual assault.
Herbert G. Wheeler Jr. was arrested for assaulting an employee at the Crane Mill’s Marina on Canyon Lake. He has not been arraigned at this time.
According to reports, the man entered the store at approximately 1:30 pm. Tuesday began to purchase some items.
Deputies said the man allegedly grabbed the woman working behind foe courter and backed her into a store room.
Reports show the woman was allegedly choked and some of her clothing was ripped off. She then lost
The incident was reported when another employee of the marina entered foe store and saw something wrong. The employee called 911.
Officials said the man was apparently frightened when the employee entered the store because he then ran out of the store and got into his boat.
Deputies and officers from the Army Corps of Engineers stationed themselves at area marinas and boat ramps to wait for foe man to attempt to exit the lake.
He pulled his boat into Cranes Mill boat ramp at Cranes Mill Park 45 minutes after the incident and was immediately arrested.
The incident is being investigated by Detective Mark Reynolds of tire Comal County Sheriff s Office.
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes; Brianna Foersted Ramon Caballero, Lee Ann Dominguez, Jay Pfannstiel (belated). Happy Anniversary lo Lorenzo and Eva SaucedoBranson in October
There are 11 openings and a $50 deposit is due by this Thursday, July 15.
Call 620-5665 today for details.Fraternal Order of Eagles program set
The Fraternal Order of Eagles will have a special Chatter Member and Past Presidents program on July 20th at 7:30 p.m.
Members are encouraged to attend this meeting for their 41st Anniversary.
Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Troy Carter, 39, of San Antonio was airlifted to Medical Canter Hospital Tuesday after he was unable to avoid collision with a truck tractor that had veered Into his southbound lane on Farm to Market 2252 near Bracken Olive. The driver of the truck tractor, Glenn McQueen, 30, also of San Antonio, was not Injured In the accident.For advertising, news or subscription information, call 625-9144