New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 26, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Friday, July 26,1985
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Housing Authority clarifies story
To the Editor:
In reference to your coverage * the City Council meeting Monday, July 22, and the discussion between the City Council and the Housing Authority concerning the request by the Authority for the C’it> to waive the payment rn lieu of taxe (PIlXJTi. I would like to correct some errors in your coverage on page 2A of the July 24, edition.
The Housing Authority and the City have a mutual agreement called the Community Services Agreement
This agreement was executed many years ago between the tw< parties.
In this agreement lh City of New Braunfels agrees to assume financial responsibility for the communa;, spaces owned by the Authority to the extent that the City allows the Authority to keep the PILOT payment to cover the costs incurred by the Authority through the donation of our community rooms to the Community Council of South Central Texas who provide social programs.
The Community Council provides an Elderly Nuy itional Program at laurel Plaza which provides a hot meal five days per week to those 60 years of age or older.
At Villa Serena Apartments the Community Council provides Head
Start Day Care facility, not a pla> ground program Head Start is an educational program for low-income pre-schoolers.
The center at Villa Serena provides this service for some 33 children at any given time during the school year Both programs provide basic social services, with the Nutritional Program serving approximately 90 meals per day.
The Housing Authority representatives feel that these programs are a vital part of this community’s social service network and simply do not wish to see these programs lose their City funding.
While we are definitely aware of fund raising restrictions, we do not feel as if these programs should be dismissed without careful consideration of their worth to this community.
Nadine N. Mardock Executive director
Losing son to the river is heartbreaking
To the Editor:
Our son and brother, John C. Halbert, jumped off the cliffs opposite Preiss Heights Park July 7 and lost his life. We do not know why he did this (warning signs were present) or if he had ever done it before and
survived. We only know that it hurts so badly to lose this young man who was full of life.
John loved to go tubing and rafting on the Guadalupe River and he visisted the area as often as possible We realize that the river has a potentially dangerous current, and according to an article in The Houston Post of July 14, “as many as 200 per week are plucked from the treacherous currents below Slumber Falls.” Our second son, Paul, aided an 8-year-old girl in trouble the same day as his brother died.
We can not say enough kind things about the help given to Paul at the time of the accident and to us the following day by Mr. Jessie L. Allen, the diver; State Game Warden Neal Etheredge; Mrs. Iw»is Taylor and her daughter who comforted the young people.
It has taken a few days to be able to write this letter, but we wanted to express our gratitude and at the same time to say to parents of young people to PLEASE CAUTION your children of the danger. We DO NOT agree with Robert Johnson who wrote in your July 9, Herald Zeitung that “people are ornery, drunk, have a chip on their shoulder about authority or just plain stupid when they ignore signs.” All of us are guilty of ignoring warping signs through our lifetime whether it be on
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As a high school teacher, I know the pleasure young people get out of going to New Braunfels — I also know that my heart will break a little more every time I see a tee-shirt
inscribed “I survived the
We will also write to the Houston area papers with our message — these are the young people who are less apt to know the dangers of the river.
Jack D. Halbert Marilyn A. Halbert Paul A Halbert Margaret L. Halbert
Thanks for coverage of special children
To the Editor:
We at Families of Special Children’ would like to thank you for running an article on our group and children. We feel tliat the more exposure we get the better able we are to aid the handicapped children of this community.
Your paper has done an excellent job in the past of representing us to the community and we hope to have more contact with you in the future.
It would be easier to fix things if something else didn’t always break while you were fixing the first thing.
I don’t ever recall starting one repair job that didn t lead to another I think this accounts for why so many people are afraid to go to a doctor They aren’t worried about what they know they have. They're worried about what the doctor might find Around the house, this is especially true. This morning the bulb burned out in the overhead fixture in the kitchen. It’s an easy thing to change a lightbulb so I went to get the small stepladder hanging on two hooks in the garage.
As I took the ladder down. I noticed one of the hooks w as loose and made a mental note to fix it before I put the ladder back. I set up the ladder in the kitchen but as I pput my foot on the first step I noticed a screw was missing from the metal hinge that flexes open and keeps the ladder's legs a fixed and safe distance apart It seemed best to fix that before putting in the new bulb so I went to the kitchen drawer where I keep a small assortment of emergency tools and hardware I found a screw that was the right size but it was a Phillips screwdriver I went to my shop and got another screwdriver On my way back. I came through the screen door that opens into the dining room and noticed the door wasn't closing tight. I realized that's why we’ve been getting so many flies and mosquitos in the house The screen door has one of those automatic dour-closers on it that I hate and it needed adjustment.
“If it's simple,” I though to myself. “I nught as well do it right now and get the door problem out of the way while I have the screwdriver in my hand.” I reached up for the adjusting screw in the door closer but it was a ittle too high and I couldn't quite get my hand in the nght position to turn the screw.
* OK,” I said, “first 1 11 fix the ladder so I can change the bulb, then
I'll bring the ladder into the dining room and fix the screen door.”
I fixed the ladder got into an arguement about what size bulb to use and replace the burned out bulb with a I OO-wa Her The light fixture has a globe that s held to a metal nm on the ceiling with three set screws I took the globe off and juggled it in one hand while I balanced myself on the ladder and unscrewed the dead bulb with the (Xher hand In the process of getting the new bulb out of my pocket. I dropped one of the three set screws on the kitchen floor so I climbed down the ladder, threw the old bulb in the wastebasket and got down on my hands and knees to look for the missing screw
It was so dark in the kitchen without the light on that I couldn't find the screw so I went to the living room where I thought I’d left my glasses While I was looking for my glasses, the telephone rang The call was from a second cousin who lives rn Eugene. Ore He wanted to talk about a rnutai relative who’s sick
We bought a new telephone recently and I ve been try mg to fix up a system so I could have it ring in my workshop. Obviously. Id done something wrong with the wires because I could barely hear my cousin s voice
“ITI have to call you bick.” I yelled, trying to reach Eugene without wires “ITI call you back on the other phone.” I yelled again and hung up
The donwstairs telephone is in a tiny, closet-like cubbyhole aff the dining room and for a moment after I hung up I just sat there, staring What should I do first? Do I call back nght away or do I continue looking for my glasses in the living room so I can go back to the kitchen to find the screw I dropped on the floor so I can replace the globe on the light fixture and lake the ladder to the screen door in the dining room?
Sometimes my world falls apart faster than I can fix it
Rep. Edmund Kuempel Texas House of Representatives H O. Box 2910 Austin, Texas 78769
Sen. John Traeger Texas Senate Capitol Station Austin, Texas 78711
Sen. Lloyd Benison United States Senate Room 240 Russell Bldg Washington, D C. 20510
Sen. Phil Gramm United States Senate Washington D C., 20510
Gov. Mark White Governor's Office Room 200 State Capitol Austin, Texas 78701
Rep. Tom Loeffler U.S. House of Representatives 1212 Long worth House Office Bldg
Washington, D.C. 20515
Rep. Mac Sweeney (Guadalupe County) U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C., 20515