New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 30, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
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Vol. 141, No. 93
Rev. Peter MarshallMarshall: Nation has lost its way
By DAVID SULLENS Heraltf-Zeltung
Some 500 people gathered at the New Braunfels Civic Center at 6:30 am. Monday to hear minister and author Peter Marshall preach a message of disaster... and hope.
With a style that held his audience at the annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast spellbound, Rev. Marshall said the United States is a nation that has lost its way, straying far from its source of greatness.
He opened the breakfast, sponsored by the local chapter of the Christian Business Men's Fellowship, speaking of the horrible winter suffered through by the army of Gen. George Washington at Valley Forge.
He said the hardships Buffered by that army were the crucible in which the nation was formed and made strong “Before Valley Forge," Rev. Marshall said, “that army had never won a battle. After Valley Forge, they never lost one. And three years later, they won the war.
“The American dream of two cars in the garage and enough money to send the kids to college is not what those men fought and died for,” the minister said. It ran much, much deeper than that"
Marshall said a third of all pregnancies in the U.S. end in abortion and 92 percent of all abortions are “for convenience.”
“We’re living in a throwaway society," he said. "Violence on television has created kids who life cheap. They're hardened to death and killing And our education system today compared with the Colonial system is pathetic.” “We’ve lost our sense of purpose and destiny,” he said.
Marshall said only the kind of faith and commitment shown by the men who made up Washington's army will be able to return the U.S. to the greatness it once enjoyed.
"I believe we’re in the ninth inning” Marshall said. “But there is hope. Ifs a slim hope. And don’t kid yourself that ifs going to take any less commitment than it took on the part of our forefathers.”
“You’ve taken the initiative to purify the water, to come up with alternative sources. Other users of that same water supply need to take the same initiative you all have.” — U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith
Smith addresses locals on water issue
By ROSE MARIE EASH Hsrsld-Zeltung
. U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith spoke before members of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce board of directors, the legislative affairs committee and city and county officials on Monday.
His remarks focused on the status of the Endangered Species Act as it relates to water, his introduction of a bill concerning criminal aliens and the federal budget
Smith commended Comal County for their efforts in water conservation, saying the Endangered Species Act was not the central issue — good water is.
“Even if there was no fountain darter whatsoever, you’d still have the issue of good, dean water at a reasonable cost and that really is the overriding issue,” Smith said. “You’ve taken the initiative to provide
other sources of water—you don’t use that much out of the (Edwards) Aquifer.
"You’ve got the Guadalupe River, you’ve finished construction of a treatment plant and so forth.
"You’ve taken the initiative to purity the water, to come up with alternative sources. Other users of that same water supply need to take the same initiative you all have.”
Smith said the Endangered Species Act would probably be up for ^authorisation this year, but he anticipated only two
changes that might occur—a narrowing of the definition of what qualifies as an endangered species and an amendment exempting areas with single sources of water.
He said he did not expect either proposition to POM.
Smith also spoke of a bill he introduced Friday on criminal illegal aliens. Smith said 42 percent of all the federal inmates in Texas prisons are illegal aliens and should have been deported. According to Smith it costs taxpayers $37,000 per year to house each of those prisoners.
Smith said his bill would register convicted criminal illegal aliens with Die Justice Department Smith said criminals who should be deported often avoid the process simply by not showing up for their deportation hearings.On the federal budget, Smith said the Republican alternative to
President Clinston’s economic package would have reduced the deficit by the same amount as Clinton’s budget without any new taxes.
He also said it would have cut less out of every section of the budget except government overhead spending.
Smith said Republicans must provide viable alternatives if they want to regain the presidency and that both parties must be held accountable for their recommendations and their results.
"If Republicans ever want to sincerely lay claim to being in the majority, to electing a Republican president, I think we have to show what we would do if we were governing and be able to point to an alternative,” said Smith. “(To say) this is what we would do if we were the majority in the House and the Senate — if we controlled the presidency.
By ROSE MARIE EASH Herald-ZeHung
The Comal County Road Department received endorsement from Comal County Commissioners Monday for their recommended priorities for the Texas Department of Transportation highway improvement projects in Comal County.
A public meeting on the issue will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at the TDOTs District Headquarters in Building 2 at 4615 NW Loop 410 in San Antonio.
The meeting will allow for comment on the selection of projects to be included in the 1994 Transportation Improvement Program and the 1994 Project Development Plan.
Those plans guide and control project develop on a three and ten year basis.
The Comal County priority will be submitted to TDOT consideration.
“Some of these projects are already on their lists,” said Tom Homseth, County Engineer.
Horaseth said the road projects are longterm, but the county must begin acquiring property as soon as the state is ready to start a project or risk being bumped by another project.
County Judge Carter Casteel and Commissioners Nail Craig-mile and Cristina Zamora plan to attend the public meeting.
Projects currently in the queue with the state include:
• Farm to Market 1863 -Bridge improvement at Lewis Creek and roadway improve-
ments from State Highway 46 to Mission Valley Road
• FM 1102 - Roadway improve-ments from FM 306 to Hoffman Lane and roadway improvements from Hofftaan Lane to Watson Lane
• FM 482 - Roadway improvement from U.S. Interstate Highway 35 to FM 2252
• FM 2252 - Roadway improvement from FM 3009 to PM 482.
By DARY P. CARROLL Herakl-Zeltung
The 57-year-old Carson and Barnes Circus, the largest bigtop circus in the world, will be in New Braunfels Wednesday for two performances.
The traveling circus will bring to town 20 elephants, IOO exotic animals and nearly IOO performers. Proceeds from the two shows will benefit the New Braunfels High School All Sports Booster Club.
Las Caffoy, lifetime director of the booster chih, said he was approached by several people in New Braunfels about bringing a circus to the area. Caffoy presented the idea to the boosters, who made the event a reality.
The Carson and Bams circus boasts a big-top that is 396 feet long and 146 feet wide. Inside the giant bigtop will be five rings of action including lion tamers, clowns, balancing acts, jugglers and trapeze artists.
On Wednesday morning, spectators are invited to watch the circus workers raise the world’s largest circus bigtop.
If both the 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. shows sell out, the circus will stay and do another performance following the 8 p.m. show.
"We ftutd, currently, 17 different entities at New Braunfels High School at a cost of about $20,000 to $25,000. We’d like to make it $35,000,” Caffoy said.
Tickets are on sale today at both Jim’s Videos locations, the Unicom Drive-In and Kiesling Radiator Works. Advance ticket prices are $7 for adults and 4$ for children. Tickets will be $8 for adults and $5 for children at the gate.
Tooter and Gingersnap, a married down team for the Carton and Barnes Circus, appeared at LoVipop Kidt Chid Development Center lait week to promote the Wednesday show. Photo by Karla Wenzel.
County jail administrator honored
Comal County Jail Administrator Brian John was honored recently by the New Braunfels Rotary Club.
John was the third recipient of the Rotary club’s Law Enforcement Officer of the Month award. —
"In 1989, Brian John was asked to take over as jail administrator in a facility that did not meet Jail Commission standards, was without proper supervision, and had been relegated to an inferior position in the hierarchy of county government,” Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer said of John.
“Brian agreed to take on the task of rebuilding the county jail and jumped in with both feet,” the sheriff continued, going on to list some of the jail administrator's more significant accomplishments over the past four years.
John’s accomplishments indude:
. The establishment of a communications system for the safoty of jail officers;
. Working diligently to dissolve a federal consent decree that took jail supervision away from the county;
. Recommendation of new uniforms that improved the appearance and morale of jail employees;
. Institution of a cleanliness program within the jail that has significantly improved living conditions for inmates and working conditions for employees;
. Successful supervision of a non-smoking policy in the jail that has become a model throughout the state;
. Successful implementation of a GED program for jail inmates.
Sheriff Jack Bremer presents Jail Administrator Brian John with an award naming John the New Braunfels Rotary Club s Law Enforcement Officer of the Month.
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung sends Birthday wishes to Elisabeth Crus, Kristen Bowden, Zenaida Suares, Rachael Gomes, Kerby Zoeller, Kelyn Zoeller and Helen Vela.Bom marrow donors
A bone marrow drive for Charles Thornton of Smithson Valley High School will be held 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Marsh 31 at the Bulverde Community Center. Testing is available at no charge to the first 50 non-minori
ties. All minorities will be tested for fires. Anyone between the agee of 18 and 55 in good health may be tested. Those tested will be put on the National Marrow Donor Program Registry. South Texas Blood Bank will be doing the testing. A simple blood test will determine a match.
Donations are needed, and payment of the $55 needed for payment or other donations are welcome.
I Habitat for Humanity will hold an open I meeting at 7:30 p.m. April I et Holy Family
Church. For more information, call 625-7005.Htmandsz family barefit
The Hemandea Family Children’s FUnd ie selling raffle tickets through June 14 for a 1993 Dodge Dakota Truck. Proceed! from the raffia will go to the children's truat Rind. Drawing will be held June 14 Bt 4 pm. at the Wal-mart Distribution Conter on Interstate 35. Tickets are available at Becker Motor Co. end Wal-mart Call 625-1757 for details.Continued an papa 3
The Now Braunfels Unloom soccer team (No. 3,20-0-1) clashes with th# San Antonio Jay, the area's No.
1 ranked team at 20-0-0, tonight in a regional qualifying tilt at Blossom Athletic Cantar In Ban Antonio.
For a preview of tonight1* action...
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