New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 16, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
NB Invaders reach nationals in softball
On the strength of their fourth-place finish at the state softball tournament in Tyler, the New Braunfels Invaders have been invited to compete at the Amateur Softball Association’s national tournament.
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Reed’s athletic dreams realized in golden years
If Joanita Reed, a Comal County-based swimming teacher since 1962, completes the Hawaiian Iron Man competition, the 62-year-old triathlete will be the oldest woman ever to do so.
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‘This combine is a
lot like me. It’s old and patched up.’
Roman Lehmann, above, with the help of his wife and some friends, does his farming these days at the corner of Loop 337 and Solms Road. The Central Texas native is leasing the land from an investment group and this week has been cutting maize with this 1958 International McCormick combine, at left. He has been farming all his life. (Photos by Deryl Clark)
K mart planning July 27 opening
By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer
The new K mart, 1050 Interstate 35 N., will open its doors to the public July 27 with a grand opening following July 30.
According to Waller Miller, general manager of the new store, employees arc now in the store for training in register opckttion and other areas.
“The store staff will assure that K man is alen to the needs of its customers. The employees will be trained lo provide fast and efficient service,” he said.
Fifty-five employees from the old New Braunfels K man will be moved to the new 86,479-squarc-foot facility. Twenty-three employees remain at the old store until it closes, and then
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Store stocking updated items
K man Corporation has completed construction and stocking is under way at the new New Braunfels K mart store located at 1050 Interstate 35 N. The store will open to die public July 27 with the official grand opening July 30.
The new K mart will back all sales with a “satisfaction always” policy. “Our concept is to stock only first-quality goods at everyday low prices,” said John S. Valenti, vice president of K mart’s Southwestern Regional office. “Plans for the grand opening include substantial savings for K mart
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School days, school days
Lamar SmithSmith: Morals needed before raises awarded
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
Congressional pay raises probably will go hand-in-hand with restrictions on speech honoraria in the form of an ethics package expected to be presented to Congress in the fall, says U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith.
“Pay raises need to be seen in conjunction with ethics reform because pay raises are not going to occur unless there is ethics reform,” Smith
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By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer
Representatives from the Mission Valley Concerned Citizens Association and Parker Bros. Inc. met with Rep. Edmund Kuempel and Sen. Judith Zaffirini in Austin last week to work out a compromise concerning the proposed location of a new concrete pipe plant.
Association Chairmen Vol Davis, George Fischer and Bill Kolodzic met with Allen Parker, vice president of Parker Bros., in Rep. Kuempel’s office June 11 to discuss the proposed plant site and the citizens’ opposition to it. Jim Mcnke from the Texas Air Pollution Control Board also was present.
Parker Bros, has planned to construct a concrete pipe plant near Krueger Lane. In addition to the consition of the plant, the company alsoSchool bells signal need for shots
With the start of school just around die comer, the Comal County Health Nurse encourages parents to start immunizing their children.
Now is an excellent time for parents in all areas of the county to be sure their children’s immunizations arc up to date, said Shcl McWilliams. Those who need immunizations before school resumes in August and who wait until then to obtain them will face long lines at the health department.
Adults also need a booster shot for tetanus/diphtheria every IO years.
Immunization clinics for the public arc every Wednesday at the health department located on the second floor of the Comal County Courthouse from 9 to ll a.m. and I lo A p.m. No appointments are made fo-this clinic.
Appointments for immunization of babies, 2 to 12 months of age, can be made by contacting the department approximately one month in advance of the needed shot.
Residents of the Canyon Lake and
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They didn’t gather to celebrate the end of school,
but the beginning. The second first-grade class at Comal School gathered Saturday afternoon to reminisce with teachers and school employees about the good old days in the old Danville School building, which was moved to Comal School in 1958 when Danville consolidated with Davenport School. This Canyon High School Class of 1971 attended first grade-in the building in 1959-60. The pre-1900
structure has been used as a storage building at
Comal School for several years but the school’s employees cleaned it out for the reunion. Classmates are, back row from left, Betty Teat, Susie Seekatz, Nancy Harris, Helen Lammed, and Annie Hall, and front row with a picture of their younger days, Rodney Schlather, Larry Friesenhahn, and Donna LaBuhn. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
would have to build a 1-1/4-mile road from the site to the “S” curve in Krueger lane as well as a 2-mile city- and county-approved road from the “S” curve in Wald Road.
Tile citizens association claims the proposed location will have a 90-foot structure on top of a hill within the city boundaries. The group also said winds will carry the dust and other pollutants emitted from the plant over the surrounding subdivisions and the city of New Braunfels.
In the meeting, the association chai mien presented Parker with an alternative plan for the new concrete pipe plant.
“Our concern to this on-going problem is one of a common sense approach designed to allow Parker Bros. to expand their business, while
See PLANT, Page 2AGood day
It s the middle of July and Texas is breaking all sorts of temperature records already. Saturday reached 102 and it’s going to stay that way today and Monday, with expected highs between 101 and 103. Tonight’s low should be about 79 with a south wind at IO mph. Tuesday through Thursday should cool off a bit, all the way down to the upper 90s. Nighttime lows won’t get too low, hovering in the upper 70s. Grab the sunscreen.
A representative from the Social Security Administration will be in New Braunfels at the Comal County Courthouse Annex at 150 N. Seguin in Room 215 on Wednesday between 9 a.m.and 12 noon.
Call the toll-free telephone number, 1-800-234-5772, to handle ALL your Social Security business. You can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for change of address, social security card information, direct deposit, etc. as well as for filing claims.
Always phone before coming to die Seguin office to meet the representative in New Braunfels.
When you call, you can find out what information and evidence you will need.
To file your claim for retirement, survivors, disability, medicare or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) by phone, please call 1-800-234-5772. Most social security business is now handled by appoinment.
For information about medicare claims, call 1-800-442-2620. For details on premiums, deductibles, medical and hospital coverage in Medicare Catastrophic Insurance, call 1-800-888-1770. If you have any questions regarding tax liability due to medicare catastrophic coverage, call IRS 1-800-424-1040....
Live Oak Baptist Church of New Braunfels will have a revival Tuesday through Thursday, The theme is “Why Not Now?” Rev, CJ. Todd of Rising Star Baptist Church is the speaker, and Rev. L.A. Williams of Wheatley Heights Baptist Church is the revivalist. Special music will be
SM STAMMTISCH, Pag* 2AGroups clash over details
AUSTIN (AP) — Lawmakers continued working Saturday on a proposed overhaul of the state workers* compensation system with members of a House and Senate conference committee spouting equal amounts of optimism and pessimism on resolving the controversial issue.
And the closed-door negotiating sessions were criticized by one senator who said she was excluded from a private meeting for fear of violating the Texas Open Meetings Act.
At that session, four of five House committee members were meeting with two of the five Senate conferees. If there is a majority of both sides meeting privately, the law is violated.
Sen. Cyndi Taylor Krier, said, “I had a choice of either violating the law or giving up my rights to participate as a member of the con ference committee.’ ’
“At that point, I said, ‘This isn’t working for anybody and asked the lieutenant governor if we could go into public session and he immediately urged that that be done,’’ said Ms. Krier, R-San Antonio.
Progress was slow, however, as the committee assembled.
Committee members later recessed, saying they would return at 8 p.m. But when 8 p.m. rolled
8m WORKERS, Pag* 2ADrugsBentsen wants rural areas in control plans
WASHINGTON (AP) — The national anti-drug strategy due out this fall must look beyond the big cities and address the rapid spread of the cocaine derivative crack to rural areas, Sen. Lloyd Bentsen said Saturday.
Bentsen said he is asking national drug control director William Bennett, who is drawing up the anti-drug blueprint, to include “measures to combat the serious and growing problem of drug abuse in smaller towns and the rural countryside.”
The Texas Democrat said he wants to be sure the Drug Enforcement Administration “doesn’t limit its efforts to just the big dealers and the big cities, that we include rural and small towns too.”
See DRUGS, Page 2ACommittee works out the details
Deciding who gets a piece of the United Way pie is a long process and
members of the budget committee don’t take their responsibilities lightly.
“A lot of thinking and a lot of conversation goes into this,” said Ray Schoch, chairman of the 1989 United Way budget committee. Twenty-three agencies are scheduled to receive funding from United Way of Comal County this year.
The advance drive begins in August, with the main drive in September and October. Comal County’s Community Fund joined United Way this year and the goal for 1989 is $165,000 This year’s goal is significantly higher than the 1988 goal of $135,000 in order to replenish the contingency fund which has been used in the last couple of years to help the drive reach its goal.
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An honest day’s work
Citizens meet with state, plant officials