New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 13, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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Birthday wishes from the Herald-Zeitiing!
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Jesse Ruiz (Monday), Clinton Guenther, Leandro Pineda, Joan Newman (87 years!), Travis Regals (Monday), Margie Handrick, Monty Crumrine (Monday), Regina Gonzales Sauceda, Ann Marie Juarez, Andy Hartman, Ken Hartman, Tom Taleott, Jon Ellis, Augusta Joost, Eugene Flores (Monday), Becky Brooks (Saturday), Carolyn Goodrich (Saturday), Verna Kohlenberg (Saturday), Buna Kraatz (Saturday), Melitta Mueller (Saturday), Bill Strong (Saturday), Wilbur Thompson (Saturday), Joseph Chemow, George Clark, Ruby Hoerig, Joan Neuman, Doris Tasto, Russell Cotton (Monday), Hilmar Harbarth (Monday), Albert Payne (Monday), Harold Schmoldt (Monday), Evelyn Silvers (Monday). Happy Anniversary to Sartford & Imogene Grabill (40 years on Tuesday!), Ken & Usa Brucks (ll years yesterday!)
Homemaking & Art Fair on tap Friday
The Comal County Homemaking and Art Fair will be held on Friday, March 18 at the Comal County Fairgrounds. Doors will open at 12 p.m. or as soon as all judging is completed.
Items available for sale will be from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Grand Champion and Reserve Champion items will be sold at a live auction at 6 p.m.
Commissioners to meet Tuesday
Comal County Commissioners will meet Tuesday, March 15 at 9 a.m. in the Commissioners Courtroom, third floor of the county courthouse.
Commissioners are expected to award bids for computers to be used by the sheriffs department. Commissioners will also discuss the March 8 primary election and associated activities in the county clerk's office and performance of voting equipment.
An executive session will follow for commissioners to discuss personnel matters in reference to evaluations made in January.
Antiqua Show A Solo oat for March 18>20
The 42nd Semi-Annual Antique Show & Sale will be held March 18-20 at the New Braunfels Civic Center.
The show will begin Friday, March 18 at 11 a.m. and end Sunday at 6 p.m.
The show will end at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and will start at 12 p.m. on Sunday.
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Coma) County Sheriffs Department and . bridge at the first crossing on River Road early Saturday morning.
No injuries reported after car plummets into Guadalupe River at first crossing
By JENNIFER ROM PEL
One person was injured in an accident early Saturday morning that occurred on River Road near the First Crossing.
Erie Waquespack, 19, of Houston was injured after his vehicle, a 1990 Ford Mustang, rolled off the first crossing bridge.
Waquespack was taken by New Braunfels EMS to McKenna Memorial Hospital. He was treated and released.
Passengers in the vehicle were Erie Jackson, 18, and Zack Flopper, 17, both of Houston. Neither passenger was injured.
Highway Patrol Trooper John Lindley said the driver appeared intoxicated. Lindley said he took a sample of blood from Waquespack and is awaiting test results before any charges will be made.
According to Lindley the accident occurred when the driver failed to negotiate a curve to the right. T he driver apparently lost control and went off the first crossing bridge. The vehicle landed on its top.
The Comal County Sheriffs Office responded to the accident, along with Texas Department of Public Safety officers.
The three men were in New Braunfels for their spring break vacation, according to Lindley.
Fraser announces bid for reelection
Council member seeking second term
By JENNIFER ROMPEL.
District 4 City Council member Paul Fraser announced Saturday that he will run for reelection to his seat on the council.
Fryer raid he decided to leek another term because there is unfinished and new business for the city in which he would like to be involved.
Fraser said he would he would like to see the city charter changed so that the mayor could be elected by the people. He also would like to work to keep the tax rate low.
“I’ve been proud of what the council has been able to do finding ways to keep the tax rate low while still maintaining essential services. I think we will be able to find new revenue sources," he said.
"I would also like to see some way to clean up the city's river and increase crime prevention along the water way," Fraser.
Fraser suggested possibly using neighborhood watch participants and other volunteers to help with river problems.
"We might be k. able to get them involved not only Paul Frater get involved in
the clean up but also in crime prevention," he said.
"I am also the conservation conversationalist. We have a unique ecosystem here and I want to be sure it is protected in every way,” said Fraser.
Fraser said his record on council includes working to establish a charter review committee and helping with the fight against the burning of hazardous waste in New Braunfels.
As far as future issues, Fraser said he would Uke to help the residents of Gruene work on the challenges associated with residential and business growth.
Fraser also explained that a bond iyue may be needed in the future.
Fraser explained the bonds may be needed to maintain roads and deal with other infrastructure items.
Fraser is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Marine Corps. He ii married to Tina Fraser. The have two children, Karen and Paul. He has lived in New Braunfels since 1984.
Council to discuss lawsuit litigation
By JENNIFER ROMPEL
Members of the New Braunfels City Council will meet in an executive session Monday to discuss litigation regarding the Sierra Club lawsuit.
The Sierra Club lawsuit deals with the Comal Springs and Endangered Species. The discussion is expected to include the recovery of fees awl costs.
The lawsuit, which was won by the Sierra Club and the city of New Braunfels along with several other groups, resulted in the formation of the Edwards Aquifer Authority.
The Board of Trustees of the New Braunfels Utilities will also be involved in the discussion.
The executive session is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday.
The regular city council meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Meeting Room D of the New Braunfels Municipal Building on 424 S. Casted Ave.
The counoil will hear a briefing by representatives of the Lower Colorado River Authority regarding the contamination of Landa Park and the 17.93 acres adjacent to Landa Park leased from LCRA by the city of New Braunfels.
LCRA officials recently announced that the amount of arsenic found in the soil at the park was not a dangerous level. The LCRA reported to officials that higher than normal levels of arsenic had been found in the soil in December.
Further testing showed the levels were normal and that some other minerals were showing up in the preliminary tests as arsenic.
In other business, the council will discuss the following:
■ appointing one member to the Landa Park Municipal Golf Course Advisory Board and appointing two members to the New Braunfels Heritage Commission.
■ accepting the presentation of the New Braunfels Utilities Component Unit Financial report.
■ approval of the third and final reading of an ordinance allowing for the installation of stop signs on Guenther and Butcher streets.
Water 2000 committee to meet Monday
From Staff Reports
Hereki-Ztitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
Comal County Judge Carter Caatael proudly displays her new Npot-bet> Had pig" which aha purehaaed at a speal auction held Friday on th# etape of the Comal County eourthouaa. Tho pig waa found and picked up by Animal Control officers feat week and waa later Impounded. Judge Casteel, who paid HOO for the porker, aald that aha would probably give the animal to hor grandchildren who live on a farm. The auction waa oonduoted by th# sheriff* department after the former owners of the animal failed to ofelm.
The New Braunfels Utilities Water 2000 Committee will meet at 7 p.m March 15 in the New Braunfels Utilities Surface Water Treatment Facility at 2356 Gruene Street.
Items to be discussed include the following:
■ Alture growth and recommendations for water supply requirements
H Alture spring flow and aquifer pumpage.
H Canyon Reservoir storage availability to NBU
■ surface water rights used in combination with Canyon Reservoir Storage
■ Trana-Texas Water Program for the West Central Study area
H water supply alternatives for the NBU service area.
The NBU Water 2000 meeting was formed lait fall by the Board of Trustees. The group is directed by attorney Bert Hooper and John H. Specht, former general manager of the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority*Don’t miss Horizons ’94 - Coming March 27 in the Herald-Zeitung!