New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 4, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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Thursday, March 4,1993
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Mission Valley plant to be sold to Lewis Co.
NB Chamber president heads tourist meeting
By DAVID SULLENS Harald-ZMtung
AUSTIN—Tom Purdum, President of tho Greater New Braunfels Chamber af Commerce, is playing a pivotal role in developing an cwv»wpment cow* ftrance that will draw parts from a wide area, Purdum wfll ad; as that conference’s fedbtator.
The Austin conference, Tourism and Your Economy," ii set for Wednesday, March SI, in the Lower Colorado River Authority Board Room in the Hancodt Building in Austin.
limit id stating is anil able pro-rsgistration is
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Hie conforsnci win focus on tourism Se akey elenMRt of a community’s economic development efforts.
Purdum, who his long stressed in a variety of %ufni fowcgfeouAtho state foe importance of tourkm ae a key piece of sny economic development plan, WM oAsd by Glenn R.Altwein to, with Altwain, develop th# confer* tnce. Altwain hands tho Community Development element of tim Lower Colorado River Authority.
Tourism can boost an aeonoipy foster, easier and
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more economicaugr uiiijuk about any other form of eeo-nomic development.” Pur-dum told tho Herald-Zeitung this week.
But Purdum streeeed that
tourism ie only o of any healthy economic development program. Tsunamic a critical part moonie 4&OOOlO^OMMOttp^ ha said, "but it cannot ba v+pt asperate."
Tho veteran cf community dovolopmont said fir tao many economic development programs simply ovsrlook Umpotsntial of tm Tis eonfersnce’s first astrion, which wfll bs pvetsntsd by Punkim and by Vie Mathias, presidsot or the Tens Travel Industry Association, to ttttod “What to Twutan ani Haw Dm It BwifH a
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By ROSE MARIE EASH Hsrald-Zsllung
West Point-Pepperell officials announced Wednesday their intent to sell the New Braunfels-based Mission Valley Woven Fabrics operation to members of Che existing management and Hie Lewis Company, a Dallas-based investment firm.
"Mission Valley ie a fine operation, with excellent employees,” Joe I* Jennings Jr., president of WostPoint Pepperell, said in a written statement Wednesday. "We are pleased that ownership will be vested in the strong hands of the people who best
know Mission Valley and for whom we have a high regard. They have our best wishes for their continued success.”
Mission Valley, which employs approximately 800 people, manufactures woven yam-dyed fabrics for the apparel, home furnishings and retail industries.
This is an exciting opportunity,” Bill D. Morton, who leads the management team purchasing Mission Valley and who will be the company’s new president, said in a written statement. "With the strong financial backing of The Lewis Company and the continued commitment of our loyal Mission Valley employees,
customers and suppliers, we are highly optimistic about the company’s future.”
John P. Lewis of The Lewis Company will be chairman of the board.
West Point-Pepperell sources named members of the management group participating in file purchase as Barry Grimm, who becomes senior vice president of marketing, and Elaine Patterson, who becomes vice president of sales.
Tim Cates will be vice president of finance and Guadalupe Castaneda will be general manager.
Grimm and Patterson will
remain in New York City. Cates and Castaneda will remain in New Braunfels.
Subject to final agreement on selling conditions, foe closing of foe deal is expected to be completed by the end of April, Jennings said.
On the impact foe change will have on the local plant, Castaneda said, "We will be able to modernise our equipment — especially our dyeing operation. Ifs a great opportunity. We have the best people in foe world here, so we're looking forward to expanding our market”
Castaneda said Mission Valley is the only certified producer
of organic products in foe state and looks forward to developing that market. The specialised products are marketed to companies like Esprit, which promote environmentally safe product lines.
He said the major change would be having the corporate headquarters based at the New Braunfels plant Only the sales office will be located in New York City, based closer to foe fabric market Castaneda said there are no immediate plane for changes in plant operations other than modernisation.
Hurt wolfer flown from site to BANIC F
By GARY P. CARROLL Hsrald-Zeltung
A road crew worker was transported to Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio Wednesday following a construction accident which left him pinned between a front-loading tractor and a culvert
Charles Abels, 49, was listed in serious condition at foe San Antonio facility Thursday morning, a medical center spokesman said.
New Braunfels Fire Department, emergency medical units and foe Comal County Sheriffs Department responded to foe accident, which occurredJ^4foout ll a.m. on foe east service road just north of foe Kohlen-buig Road exit at Interstate Highway 35.
Rescue personnel stabilized the man, who sustained multiple cuts and abrasions and was having trouble breathing, according to New Braunfels emergency medical technician Merlin Wiederstein.
Baptist Airlift arrived on foe scene at 11:30 p.m. to transferred foe patient after a brief patient status check before lifting off for San Antonio.
Emergency workers performed a needle decompression to restore air pressure to foe injured man’s lung, and he was transported to BAMC fully conscious.
Officials at BAMC said foe man was suffering from serious chest injuries and is being treated in foe surgical intensive care unit.
Emergency medical technicians respond to an accident in which Charles Abels was pinned between a tractor and a culvert. Abele was transported by Baptist AirUft to Brook Army Medical Center. Photos by John Hugeth.
tup for two Carden judge Council positions in foe I flection Candidates Include Russell JQingensmith, Bill Harris,
OHOWWfe vOUnCuXMQ and John Curtis, position of mayor will »fee opining, and acoord-to City Secretory James his ne SDS has snneunosd
Joy Minikin has hot yst aimounosdtfhi frill task re-
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Garden Ridge repair project on hold
By GARY P. CARROLL Herald-Zeltung
Only two of the three high-priority Garden Ridge street repair projects will receive funding for repairs due to budgetary constraints, city council members decided Wednesday.
Garden Ridge Mayor Jay Mil-likin recommended to foe council that repairs on Forost Waters Circle end Schoenthel Road should proceed as bid upon, hut bt said that tho repairs to Bind-soil Road simply could not bs affordsd.
Th# city budgeted $85,000 to complete repairs on three roads, but after receiving repair estimates of a total cost of $117,208, city officials said they had to prioritise the repairs to tho two
most nosdy and cost-effective roads.
His repairs on Forest Waters Circle have been bid st $58,800 hut could cost up to $64,600 if more extensive base damage is discovered, and tho repairs to Schosnthsl Road ars ast st approximately $28,800 for a total cost of bstwssn $87,600 and $94,400; well over foe budgeted $86,000.
However, Minikin told council members that tbs overage could be paid out of the Capital Improvement Fund, and council members approved the 1993 street-repair program as amended.
Garden Ridge City Council members decided not to extend for one year a variance to city ordinance 18 that would allow
foe operation of a realtor office out of a trailer, but instead voted to allow the variance for 90 (taws with mandatory removal of th# trailer after 120 days.
Vivginia Wireman is tho exclu-ii vs Ii star for Gordon Ridgs Estates and operates an on-site office to ihow properties in the area.
The council, however, did tentatively agree that the trailer could be moved nearer unit ll of tho residential area to fecili-tat# tho salts of 81 new residential lots.
Tho council also hoard from wator commission msmbsr Charles Plink who briefly discussed the impact of pumping restrictions on Gurdon Ridge. Plink suggested to the council that th# city should begin inves
tigating new possibilities for water supply augmentation.
In othor council activity:
• Council designated April 17-27 for City Spring Cleanup Program.
• Council approved restructuring rent charged to NewPro Computer Supply of Texas, Inc, tenants of city property, including a rant increase end long-term rental agreement
• Council approved consumer foe increase of $.93 for waste disposal.
• Council approvtd eonaolida-tion of all city accounts into Garden Ridge 8tate Bank.
Hie Garden Ridgs City Council will next moot in regular session 7 p.m., April 7 at foe municipal building located at 9357 Schoen-foirt Road.
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The New Brsunfeli Herald-Zeituna sends Birthday wishes to Janies Stauffer, Doris Thomas, Hulda achuete, Kimberly Onanists, Irma J. Martinss, Claude Turner, John Williams, Jennifer Bustos. Bslatsd Birthday wishes go to Michael robert Feltner.Springiest
His Downtown Merchants Association will host their annual Springfost from IO am. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 24 at tho Now Braunfels Utilities parking lot.
Concession stands and food booths will bs avtilabls, and vendors interested in oppsrating a booth must contact the association by Mardi 26. His cost of rsssrving booth spam is $26 par booth.
Local youth groups will also bo encouraged to operate games during the event Those students in charge of games can sam community service points for tho project.
Corbie Yeoman may ba contacted for mors information at 626-9X44.8tolf-Dtof*nM Class
A six-week self-defense course will be offered beginning Tuesday, March 9 at 7 p.m. st tho Sts. Pster and Paul Church gym located at 386 N. Castral Ave. A registration foe of $20 is required in advance and san be paid during foe March 9 registration. For more information, call Kerry 8 teats at 625- 4835.
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