New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 10, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
Wednesday, March 10,1993
Council pressed on LaFarge bum debate
By GARY P. CARROLL Horald-Zeltung
Paul Pennington urged the New Braunfels City Council Monday night to support a moratorium on the burning of hazardous waste at the LaFarge Corporation Balcones Plant, while company officials defended the plant's safety.
Pennington’s request came following a statement by Jodi Ferguson of the Toronto Globe and Mail.
Ferguson, board member for Securing A Future Environment, told the council that studies by the Environmental Protection Agency found that the burning of certain toxic chemicals produced chemical "surprises” which are present in the finished cement products as well as post-production dust.
There are trace elements produced during the process of manufacturing,” said Herb Schneider Jr., director of the community outreach program for LaFarge. "But they are all well within the limits established by the E.P.A.” Schneider said that state licensing is much more strict than federal licensing guidelines, but that LaFarge was prepared to adhere to the strictest of guidelines.
Cement manufacturers use hazardous waste to fire their kilns because the materials provide them with the Aiel to create the high temperatures necessary for cement production.
Studies by the EPA say that burning these products can produce certain trace elements including dioxins and furans and in some cases lead.
According to Schneider, the waste products that would be involved at the Balcones plant included flammable items such as paint supplies, old printing inks and waste from pharmaceutical companies. These waste products were deemed hazardous because of their flammability.
Schneider said that LaFarge’s original plans were to apply for permitting with the Texas Air Control Board
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Vol. 141, No. 79
Council votes to remain in task force
By GARY P. CARROLL Herald-ZeHung
The New Braunfels City Council voted Monday to maintain its active involvement with the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force.
State officials with the task force have asked that New Braunfels contribute to the program by paying nearly $29,000, and Police Chief Dick Headen recommended the city stay involved with the task force
Headen said the $29,000 would not
effect the budget, and he said the fluids the department currently has from seized assets would almost cover the obligation.
“If we don’t seise any more assets at all, we would be within $3,000 to meeting that obligation right now,” Headen said.
In 1992, New Braunfels Police seised almost $250,000 in property, narcotics and cash.
The Council decided also that a workshop was neoessavy to discuss the details of the police departments radio situation.
According to Headen and others,
radios are not performing as well as they should be.
The Council decided that before a proposal for new radios or repairs is approved, they need to be folly apprised of the situation.
In other business Monday, the council discussed the feasibility of inclusion within the San Antonio Metropolitan Planning Organisation which would allow New Braunfels to become eligible for its share of $15.6 million earmarked for transportation improvements.
Inclusion in the SAMPO would prohibit the city’s receiving fonds from a $2 million Federal Surface Transportation Program, and council members folt that with the majority of the SAMPO board being from the San Antonio area, New Braunfels would not get fair consideration in fonding projects.
The council did not act on the item and discussion of the idea ended.
The Council will meet again at 7:30 p.m., March 15 at the City Municipal Building.
Smlhson Valley's Amy buckle winds up for the first pitch of the first-ever scribal game between the Ranoerettes and the Canyon Cougarettee Tueedty evening. SV won 17-6 as buckle struck out six Canyon batters In three innings of work. For a complete story on the game, See Sports Page 9A Photo by John buseth.
Gore to help Krueger campaign
WASHINGTON — Vice President Al Gore will campaign this week in Texas for Democratic Sen. Bob Krueger, with stops in the state's major cities.
The vice president is expected to appear Thursday with Krueger in Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio, said campaign spokeswoman Samantha Smoot
"Wa know we will end up Thursday evening at a fond rais
er in Houston, but at this time the rest of the schedule is not confirmed,” Ms. Smoot said Monday. “Ifs a little bit fluid right now *
Gore could campaign with Krueger as early as Wednesday night, she said.
Krueger, appointed by Gov. Ann Richards in Jammy to the seat vacated by Lloyd Benison, faces a May I special election. More than a dozen candidates have indicated their intention to run, including Republicans Kay
Area residents may claim listed property
State to return unclaimed cash to rightful homes
Soma Comal County residents may have some cold cash coming to them from the state of Texas.
Cash of $50 or more, stocks, or contents of safe deposit boxes ara being held for those listed by the Texas Treasury. Those on the list may call 1-800-654-3463 or 512-463-3120 to claim property — but that may be easier said than done.
Tve been toying to call for a couple of days,” said Dr. Gary S. Barr of New Braunfels. "It’s probably a million dollars — itll still bs there when I get through. If I aaift reach thewer-e couple of days, HI probably write.”
Also in New Braunfels, attorney Ronald D. Zipp has already written to the Texas Treasury.
Tve tried to get through many times, but Tve also written. ITI continue to toy — maybe they’ve misplaced the lottery.” Commissioner Neil Craigmile was happy to hear that in his precinct the Bexar-Bulverde Volunteer Fire Department was on the list
"Fantastic. They don’t exist anymore, but that's in my precinct and ITI certainly be looking into that" said Craigmile. "I personally got $400 once from the stats of Wisconsin. I never lived in Wisconsin, and they never could tell me where it came from. ITI certainly start calling them tomorrow to toy and collect that for the county/
Until Mardi 26 the state treasury office hours hive been
Comal County reeidents lit-ed with unclaimed property:
Bexar-Bulverde Vol Fire Dept Kathleen B. Ciliske Ruben Flores Lisa Foerster Curtis N. Fox
William R.and Sherry A Fry William L. Guthridge Wayne Scott Knowlton James P. Martin /fftl J. R. and Domingo Mason JohnOttea Antonio C. Rendon Jeanne Hoover Carolyn and William Taylor Edward L Uzzell Roderick Young
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Robert Butler James W. Cannon William W. and Doris Crafton W. and Tamara K Ho David Anthony A. Dial Iva Engelking Laura J. Hill Annie L. Heater L. 8. M. and M. Keenum Richard T. Lindell Joe R Mcelroy Rulon W. Mcoraie . •= ' /111: Caroly Mitchell '
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extended to 8 p.m. and bilingual operators are on duty. There is also access for the hearing impaired through the 1-800-RELAY-TX line.
Those who cant get through on the phone, may write to the Texas State Treasury, Unclaimed Property Division, P.O. Box 12019, Austin, Texas, 78711-2019.
Bailey Hutchison, the state treasurer; Reps. Joe Barton of Ennis and Jack Fields of Humble; and Democrat Richard Fisher, a Dallas millionaire. Former attorney genera] Jim Mattox, a Democrat, continues to weigh a bid. The winner will serve out the remainder of Bentsen's term, through 1994.
Gore had indicated in January that he would be willing to campaign for Krueger, whoee victory is considered essential by the administration.
Task force officer Ared, says Sheriff
An officer with the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force has been fired in an incident involving allegations of falsifying doc-umentation of an accident involving a task force vehicle, according to Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer.
Bremer said the cass was under investigation and that he
could not discuss the details, but did say that at least one officer had been removed from duty.
There was an incident and there has been at least one dismissal,” Bremer said.
Task Fores Commander Lt. Sumner Bowen was unavailable for comment this morning.
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Tho Now Braunfels Herald-Zeitung tends Birthday wishes to Kristen Link, Lee Anthony Alants.
Anniversary wishes to Harry and Dilia Perez.
Belated Birthday wishes go to Rosa Morales, Joe Anthony Aguirre, Gabriel Aguirre arid Consuelo Ramiros.
Saints Peter and Pud Church will bs hosting a Spring Breek Lock-in Dance 7-11 p.m. Friday, Mardi 19.
Students from fifth grade through eighth grade are welcome. Coot for the dance is $3 per pereon.
The danes is sponsored by Wal-Mart, and proceeds will benefit the Children's Miracle Network.Open Mike
Friday, March 12 is open mike night at the Children's museum in New Braunfels. Families ars invited to perform, listen and tqjfly th# session, which is normally bald every second Friday of tho month.
Al Barlow, local pool, songwriter and singer, will bs the guest emcee at the Children's Museum in Courtyard Shopping Center. The museum is ne open every Friday night until 9 p.m.
More information is available at 608-1104 or 590-0939.
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Ai part of their servloe to the community, the Dons Club works to Improve the oommu-nty. The chartering of lour new Leo Clubs Ii a time for honoring the dedication of the dub and the young people who wM now begin their aer-vlot.
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