New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 24, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
Kathleen Krueger, wife of U.S. Sen. Bob Krueger, accepted a $1,000 campaign contribution from the Comal County Democrats Tuesday. Photo by Karla Wenzel.
TLC set to begin
The 27th Texas Legislative Conference begins Thursday at the New Braunfels Civic Center.
Featured speakers include noted Texas economist Dr. M. Ray Perryman and U.S. Sen. Bob Krueger.
Barbara Jordan will be hon-oi od us Texan of the Year at a reception at 7 p.m. tomorrow evening at the Civic Center.
During the conference, two paneis will discuss job creation at the local and state level.
Krueger will give the national perspective on job creation at the noon luncheon.
Hie grassroots forum has continually attracted quality speakers addressing timely topics according to the conference Advisory Committee Chair, Sherman,
Dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin.
The conference was created by the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce. It is cosponsored by Southwestern Bell Telephone of Texas and Guadalupe Valley Telephone Cooperative.
Lake structure damaged by fire
The Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 203 Dreamland near Canyon Lake shortly before IO p.m. last night to find a two bedroom mobile home 60 percent involved by fire, officials said.
Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Chief Leslie Wyatt said volunteers responded with two pumpers and a tanker truck and iiad die fire under control shortly after they arrived on the scene.
Milton Willmann, Comal County Fire Marshal, said the fire began in the living room, but an investigation was continuing into the exact cause of the blaze.
There were no usuries reported during the incident and the resident, Bobbie McBride, was working at the time of the fire.
By ROSE MARIE EASH HerakJ-Zeltung
U.S. Sen. Bob Krueger received the support of local Democrats Tuesday night with the presentation of $1000 towards his senatorial campaign.
The senator's wife, Kathleen Krueger, was presented with checks from the Comal County Democrats and the Texas Democratic Women of Comal County following a speech presented on her husband’s behalf during the monthly meeting of the Comal County Democrats.
“We’re going to go out and toy to get the message out that it’s really going to be good for Comal County to have a U.S. Senator,” said John Curtis, the Democratic county chairman.
“He’s been doing real well up there in Washington so far, and I think he genuinely does have the best interest of Texas at heart.”
“We’re lending our support to the local office here in anyway we can and we’re working with the county club to coordinate activities to help,” said Esther Boamet, president of the Texas Democratic Women of Comal County.
County Commissioner Cristina Zamora was also on hand to lend her support and said she had been canvassing neighborhoods in her precinct in Krueger’s behalf.
Mrs. Krueger spoke of her husband’s experience in the U.S. House of Representatives, as ambassador at large to Mexico and on the Texas Railroad Commission.
She also told the audience about the efforts of her husband in the family-leave legislation and the anti-stalking legislation.
Mrs. Krueger spoke about her husband’s religious devotion and dedication to public service.
“Bob Krueger will never be indifferent to the needs of the people throughout this state,” she said. “He spends an hour every day in
prayer and that’s something I want you all to know because I think ifs an important part of who Bob is.
“Bob’s motivation is pure, his only desire is to serve the people. We could have no more idealic life than the one we have right here in New Braunfels. We’re not going to Wallington for the perks and the priviledges — there is nothing in Washington that can compare to the good life that we know right here. ”
Mrs. Krueger has been campaigning for the senator while the Senate is in session in Washington.
Today she will be in Dallas. On Thursday, she will join her husband in New Braunfels for the Legislative Conference. After that, Mrs. Krueger will go to Midland, Odessa, Austin, Lubbock, Amarillo and Ft. Worth.
Kathleen Krueger became an active community member when she married the senator ten years ago and moved to New Braunfels.
Joseph Schuetze, a midfielder for the Canyon Cougars, heads a ban away from the Cougar goal in their 2-1 area playoff win over Austin Anderson Tuesday night. Michael Lugo, right, shys away from the action as Jerry Van Noy (5) awaits the rebound. Canyon’s victory, coupled with New Braunfels' 2-0 win over Austin Bowie sets up a third showdown between the two teams for the right to move on to the regional semifinals. For complete details, ase Sports, Page 11. Photo by John Huseth.
Water wall has officials concerned
By GARY P. CARROLL Herald-Zettung
The completion of a retaining wall at the Landa Park hydro-electric generating plant has city officials concerned about the poesible economic impact on the New Braunfels Parke Department, city council members said Monday night.
Mayor Clinton Brandt announced at Monday nights city council meeting that the original completion date of a project designed to reinforce a water retaining wall controlling the flow of water down the river from the Comal Springs could be delayed by ae much as one month.
New Braunfels Utility General Manager Bob Sohn said the completion date was originally scheduled for May I, but inclement weather could be the main culprit in pushing back the completion date of the project
According to Sohn, extensive rains in December of 1991 undercut the wall on the leeward side of the hydro-electric plant, near the entrance of the Ole Mill Stream Tube Rental, where the water flows from the springs into the river.
Workers are currently reinforcing the three-foot thick, 20-foot high and 36-foot-long wall, and also plan to rebuild the plunge pool to remedy an erosion problem.
“If the wall were to have come down, it could have caused heavy flooding downstream and may have drained the lake in Landa Park,” Sohn said.
David Whatley, director of the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department, said the project to reinforce the wall has already caused a drop in the lake level, which has subsequently reduced the number of passengers that can ride in the glass-bottom boats.
Whatley said a boat can normally hold up to 20 people, but since lake levels are slightly down, only IO people can ride in the boat at once.
Hie glass bottom boat rides generate approximately $10,000 each year. Whatley said it was too early to tell what kind of impact the construction project would have.
“The dam repair takes priority and it's something we’re going to have to live with,” Whatley said. “What we're hoping for ie good weather so they can finish their construction.”
Hie retaining wall is being repaired at an estimated cost of $300,000, with an additional cost of $36,000 to install and upgrade a water by-pass piping system.
Eighty percent of the $300,000, and IOO percent of the $35,000, was funded through the Federal Emergency Management Act, with the Lower Colorado River Authority splitting the remaining repair costs with NBU.
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Local Democrats boost hometown candidate
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung sends Birthday wishes to Christy Ball, Ray Parker, Dee Rukaenoe, Gabriele Voles, Adeline Solis, Mallory Miner and Melaine McDermott Anniversary wishes go to Paul and Cindy Flores.Rummage sale
Kirkwood Manor Nursing Facility will be having a rummage •ale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Mardi 27. Kirkwood is located on Bit comer of Highway 887 and Walnut by New Braunfels High School.
Proceeds t dents.
go toward purchasing a wheelchair van for our reel-Seasonal Jobs
The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department ie accepting applications for seasonal jobs.
Positions available are lifeguards, tube attendants, park rangers, cashiers, summer camp counselors, recreation attendants, And mini golf attendants.
Lifeguard applicants do not have to be certified to apply as training is provided if hired.
Most positions begin Easter weekend and run through Labor Day. Applications are available at the Parks office. More information is available at 629-PARK
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The Canyon Cougar! were involved in their fifth straight one-run game Tuesday night, taking a 5-4 win over Boerne to move into a tie with Clemens, whloh defeated New Braunfels 7-4, atop the District 28-4A baseball standings.
Bee Sports, Page 11