New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 21, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 139, No. 154
Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY / Home of Henry W. Druebert
June 21, 1991
25 Cents Two Sections, 20 Pages
The New Braunfels tlerald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Vince Cavanaugh, Alicia Ybarra, Kaylc Castillo, Cindy C. Gomez, Gilbert Guerrero III, Fra-sia Ott, Shelley Wicall, Leona Saunders, Patti Denmark, Aurora Earick and Dante Zarate.
"Happy birthday” Saturday to Mary Ann Perez, Lloyd Wes-tervelt, Gertrude Husen, Chester Pehl, Rudy Guerrero Jr. and Elva Armstrong.
Belated birthday wishes to Melanic Oakes, and Gilbert Guerrero Sr.
“Happy anniversary” today to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Intrau Sr.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.
The city of New Braunfels Housing Authority has rc-opcncd taking applications for rental assistance. For more information call 625-6908.
The New Braunfels Parks & Recreation Department is cosponsoring a “Project Learning Tree” workshop to adult youth leaders and teachers. The workshop is slated for June 29 at the Landa Park Recreation Center from 9 a.m.-3:3() p.m. Fee is SIO. For more information call 629-PARK.
Cops and robbers
The Cops and Robbers softball tournament to benefit the Emergency Children’s Shelter for Children in a Crisis Situation is slated for June 22 at the Camp Comal Softball Field, located on Kuehlcr Street. Activities start around 9 a.m. The event is organized by the New Braunfels Police Officer's Association. Raffle tickets arc on sale at the Police Department. A baseball card show also is planned for the day of the tournament. Everyone is encouraged to come out and support their favorite teams and bring lawn chairs. Food and drinks will be sold as part of the benefit. New Braunfels Police Department Auxillary will sponsor a bake sale at the event.
Benefit car wash
The Runners Softball Team will wash cars Saturday, June 22 from IO a.m.-2 p.m. at Barry’s Underpass Saloon, 904 S. Seguin Ave. to raise money for a team trip lo Denver, Colo.
Fish fry and dance
SCHERTZ — VFW Post 8315, located at 1000 Highway 78 in Schertz, will sponsor an oldfashioned fish fry and dance, Saturday, June 22 from 5-9:30 p.m. The Country Creek band will provide live music in the post canteen between 9 p.m.-1 a.m. For more information call 512/658-6325.
The sixth annual Hot Dam Cold Water Festival is slated for this weekend at Farm to Market 306 and the Guadalupe River next to the Maricopa Lodge. Grounds open at 5 p.m. Friday and remain open until aller the dance at midnight. On Saturday, the grounds will be open from 11 a in. to I a ni. For more information call Wade Russell al 512/964 2929.
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Fan skies, highs iii die mid 90s. lows iii the mid /Os and winds from die southeast al IO 15 mph ale anti cipated fur the aiea tin augh the weekend, less than 20 percent clunter al isolated showeis is fore cast. In New Braunfels Thursday, die high was 91 anti the overnight low was 67. For mure weather udormalioii, please sec Page 2A,
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By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
* The mother of an 11-year-old boy reported that her son was kidnapped in New Braunfels Thursday night, according to Lt. F. Roque of the New Braunfels Police Department.
The woman said that she left the boy alone in her apartment in die 9(X) block of Interstate 35 when she went to the store around 11 p.m., Roque said.
When she returned at about 11:30 p.m. her son was gone and there were some items out of place but there were no signs of forced entry, police said.
Neighbors reported seeing a man and a boy leaving the arca in a yellow truck, according to Roque.
The Buy-For-Lcss grocery store in the 600 block of S. Walnut in New Braunfels was robbed around 11 :()5 p.m. last night, according to Ll. F. Roque of the New Braunfels Police Department.
Witnesses said that a man wearing what appeared to be a homemade ski-mask and holding a gun under a multicolored bandana walked up to a cashier in the store and demanded that she open the cash register and give him the money, Roque said.
The cashier opened the drawer and removed the large bills. The man then pointed at the drawer and told the cashier to lift it and took the money from underneath, placed the cash in a grocery bag and walked out of the store, Roque said.
Witnesses described die man as a 5 foot 6 inch Hispanic male, 130 lbs., in
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WIC coupons to be used for fresh produce
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
Hic Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program is looking to arca farmers for a fresh nutritional boost for at-risk women and children.
WIC is a special supplemental food program aimed al giving children a healthy start in life by promoting nutrition and health at the important stages of fetal and early childhood development.
WIC has begun distribution of $32,000 worth of special coupons which can be redeemed by WIC clients at the weekly Farmers’ Markets in New Braunfels, Seguin, San Marcos and Bastrop for fresh fruits and vegetables grown at area farms.
“This is a win-win project,” Eddie Ortega, director of the local WIC program, based in San Marcos, sa’d. “Our clients have access to locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables, while the fanners w ill be able to earn extra dollars with an expanded group of customers.”
Ortega said that there could be a $25,(HK) increase in income for area fanners. The Farmers’ Market Coupon Demonstration Program is expected to serve 702 women and children in Comal County, 951 in Guadalupe County, 973 in Hays County, and 581 in Basuop County, according to Onega.
Each participating woman and child will receive five $2 coupons which can lie redeemed at die Fanners Maiket ihioughoui the summer
The New Braunfels Farmers’ Maiket is held each week at die Comal County Fairgrounds on Fridays horn 5 p.in. to sellout.
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Traffic Control Plan Common St.
A 1 64-mile extension of Common Street from Gruene Road northeast to Farm-to-Market Road 306 to expected to improve traffic flow rn the northeastern part of city.
Common’s extension slated
By MARK WARNKEN Stab Writer
Construction is scheduled to begin by Sept. I on a $500,000 1.64-mile extension of Common Street from Gruene Road northeast to Farm-to-Markct Road 306 to improve traffic flow in the northeastern part of city.
Work likely will stan in mid- to late August, lf the weather cooperates, the extension should be substantially complete and ready for public use by February, said Bobbie Hasen, the state Highways and Public Transportation Department’s resident engineer in Comal County. But the final layer of pavement ideally won’t be laid in winter for technical reasons and may be delayed until spring, he said.
‘The project, once in place, will serve the people of the Canyon Lake area in getting into the
business district of New Braunfels,” Hasen said. “It’s not that you can’t do it and haven’t done for the last 50 years, but you have to come through Gruene, which can be difficult these days because of the tourist activity that takes place there.”
The only other current choice for motonsts is to take FM306 to Interstate Highway 35 and enter the business distnct from the “backside,” he said.
The road will have two 12-foot lanes with eight-foot shoulders and left turn lanes onto Gruene Road and onto FM306. Common Street will intersect FM306 just noah of its intersecuon with Old FM306. Construction activity should cause few inconveniences for motorists, he said.
The highway department and the city have been planning the project for about four years.
Hasen said. Once the highway department completes the extension, die highway department will turn it over to the city to maintain, he said.
Funding for the Common Street extension — beyond the city purchase of right-of-way — comes through a federal program administered through the state, Hasen said.
Future highway department plans call for Common Street to be further extended to FM1102, where the farm-to-market road becomes Hunter Road. Hasen said. Optimistically, this project will begin in April 1992. but because no funds have yet been dedicated by the state it could take longer When completed, a thoroughfare parallel to IH-35 will directly link the New Braunfels business distnct to the San Marcos business distnct. Hasen said.
New Braunfels Utilities' surface water-treatment plant, now under construction will treat up to 9 millier gallons of water pulled from the Guadalupe River daily through this water-inta^e structure When the arc around it is restored to its original elevation, the structure will be a ground level concrete siao practica y invisible from the river. (Photo by Mark Warnken)
Surface water-treatment plant may see completion by October
By MARK WARNKEN Staff Willer
Woik on New Braunfels Utilities' $7.5 million surface waier-ireauneni plant is expected to be complete in (X tober, slightly ahead of schedule.
Local contractor I amixia Construction has completed about 85 percent
of the plant, said Roger Biggers, NBU director of technical services. The two other contractors — one building the river-miuke facility and the other the piplinc system linking the plant to different paris of the city’s water system should also be complete within a few weeks of the main plant, located
off Albert Street near the Guadalupe River.
The plant will have the capacity to ueat 8 mil lion gallons from the Guadalupe River doily to supplement NBU’s six ground water wells that
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Bids likely this month on FM1044
By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer
The suite Department of Highways and Public Transportation will accept bids later this month rn the planned $1.7 million reconstruction of Formic-Market Roue 1044 into New Braunfels.
The 7.75 miles of road from FM ’8 near Monon rn Guadalupe County north to [niersuie 35 in New Braunfels will be tom ap and mould in sections. Hie two-1 ane ihorougniare will be widened slightly to 24 lect from 20 feet jnd drainage will be apgrudevi considerably, said Dale Stein, highway dcTurmem resident engineer ai Seguin.
Hie project will be aw unled to the lowest bidding contractor next month and work should sum n late August or early September. Stein said. The contractor will have IO months to complete the project, so the road work should be finished in the summer of 1992. he said.
“We’re gouig to have quite a few detours during the project when we replace and reconstruct several low-watcr crossings, but that's very far down the road,” Stein said.
Plans for the project were completed about IO months ago after a year and a half of pluming. Stem said.
New Braunfels City Manager Paul Grohman said the road improvements are needed to improve traffic flow in the area.
"But we’ll need to take a look at extending County Line Road to EM 1044 sometime in the future,” Groh-man said. Neither the city nor suite have planned or dedicated funds for that project, he said.
I ake a step back in historic time by visiting some old log cabins and tach wark homes located outside of New Braunfels. I earn the history behind the Log Haus Restaurant and Peddlers Wagon from Mr. and Mrs Hollis Woo slay, who have spent years refurbishing the past for the present Look tor it in the Kaleidoscope cover, Page 1B, of Sunday s New Braunfels Herald ZetturtQ
County to study gasoline distribution
By GREG MEFFORD Spacial lo lh* M*rakl-Z*ltung
County officials agreed Thursday to explore different methods, of account mg for the local govenuneiu’s gasoline dispensation system following suggestions that a new system he adopted
bi the past, Sheriff Jack Biemer said he'd requested a system be devised that would allow units north of Canyon Lake lo purchase fuel in the lake area, avoiding an expensive cross country drive lo refuel at county facilities.
At the Thursday meeting of die
Comal County Commissioners Court, officials heard suggestions that the county switch from a key access to an identification card accounting system, allowing for increased control of gasoline usage.
County Judge Carter Casteel inquired as lo the cost of unfailing a permanent card system at county facilities, instead of contracting local stations.
However, Bremer said the sug gesicd card system would allow law enforcement personnel to make use of private stations operating at the lake.
Precinct I Commissioner J.I
“Jumbo” Evans called for the cxpUxa non of different possibilities at solving the fuel and accounung situation, to be heard at a later date.
bi other business, the court.
• Awarded a $3,100 monthly contract to Fiesta, a San Antonio based company, allow mg the county to lease six automobiles for the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force.
• Awarded a bid on imitate and pay phone equipment and service to Southwestern Bell.
• Appointed Ernie Hassold as coen
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