New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 11, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Hospital faces future with sense of history
It hasn’t always been McKenna Memorial Hospital. The facility’s former name, New Braunfels Hospital, was the name given the institution upon its establishment in 1953. Located about one mile north of the Plaza between Union and Houston streets, the entire block formerly was a playground. S©6 bel OW
Wasteful spending costs $6 billion a year—Study
AUSTIN (AP) — A private study says the Texas state government could save taxpayers at least $6 billion a year if it cleaned up its wasteful spending habits and inefficiency.
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bound for state meet
New Braunfels junior Cory Rauch and Canyon sophomore Shannon Albrecht will compete in the Class 4A state track meet in Austin on Friday. Rauch will take part in the pole vault beginning at I p.m. while Albrecht runs the 1600 at 9:40 p.m.
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Vol. 137, No. 129
707 Landa St., New Braunfels, Texas 78130 (USPS 377-880) 512-625-9144
May 11, 1989 25 Cents
One Section, 12 PagesGood day
More cool temperatures and rain •are on the way. Today’s high Could reach 80 and tonight’s low will be about 67. Clouds will remain through Friday and the weekend with highs in the low 80s and lows in the high 60s.
Everyone wants to look younger and the drug Retin-A has been touted as the way lo do ii. At 6 p.m. Friday, “Retin-A — Fountain of Youth or Fad?" will be presented at the Garza Street Classroom (across the street from McKenna Memorial Hospital’s main entrance). McKenna has presented a series of community education programs this week in observance of National ami Texas Hospital Week. The program is free.
Meanwhile, the second annual Toddler Run is Saturday morning. Toddlers between IO arui 24 months will toddle IO yards on the grounds of the hospital at 9 a m The ‘race’ is sponsored in cooperation with the New Braunfels Runners Club and money raised from the entry fees will benefit the Maternity Center at McKenna. Admission to watch the race is free ...
Tax election is August 12 Cross insword
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
County commissioners Neil Craig-mile and Clyde Jacobs finished their tax consolidation petition drive this morning when the court unanimously approved a resolution validating petition signatures and setting Aug. 12 as the election date.
Precinct I Commissioner J.L. "Jumbo” Evans was unable to attend the meeting.
Craigmile and Jacobs followed the drive from start to finish — as citizens and as public officials — to secure 5,055 names to get the issue of tax consolidation on the ballot. Only
4,462 names were validated by Comal County Tax Collector-Asscssor Glori-aClcnnan.
Clcnnan had IO days from May I to validate the signatures on the petition. Commissioners Court received the petition May I demanding an election be conducted to require the Comal County assessor-collector provide consolidated assessing and collecting functions through the Comal Appraisal District. CAD extends into Kendall. Bexar, Hays and Guadalupe counties.
Craigmile said there could have been more names validated on the petition from residents in Guadalupe
County, but it wasn’t pursued.
“Gloria (Clennan) did not go to Guadalupe County to validate those signatures which could have been validated and improved the percentage,” Craigmile said. “But I would consider it a waste of time and money for someone to do that.”
He said residents from Kendall, Bexar and Hays counties — in CAD — didn’t sign the petition.
Craigmile and Jacobs — who said they were serving as public citizens during the petition campaign — served as public officials today.
“I sec absolutely no conflict there at all,” Jacobs said. “First of all we have
a resolution in ’87 where all members of the court agreed to act ... individually and corporately to urge the issue. That function which we performed this morning is simply something required by the Property Tax Code — that of verification and setting of the election. Regardless of personal feelings, it’s something dial’s mandated by law.”
“The voting on it as a public official is a ministerial action if the petitions arc valid,” Craigmile said. ‘Therefore, no, there’s no conflict. When we run for election ourselves
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Comal County grand jury hanued up 12 indictments Wednesday on 12 charges lo ll people, including a Cuero man charged with horse theft
• Forrest lovetady, Cuero, 35, was indicted un a charge of stealing a horse.
• Carlos Rios, 389 N. Hildago, 18, possession of controlled substance.
• Dennis Boleyn. 541 S Union St„ 30, possession of controlled substance
• Norman Jettison, Seguin, 45, enhanced, theft ;norc than $750.
• Robert Leos, 1865 W Mill, 35,
theft more than $20 enhanced to third degree felony.
• James Raderstorf, Bulverde, 30, indicted on two charges of indecency with a child
• Sandra Williams, 21, McQueeney, and Brett Conner, 19, Canyon lake, burglary of habitation
• Michael Hewitt, 17, Cany tm lake, burglary of non habitat ion
• Ignacio Menchaca, 1239 Hilda go, 30, burglary of non-habitation
• The name of a man indicted on a charge of involuntary manslaughter will be released after he is arrestee
Wasteful spending costs
$6 billion a year—Study
emment bureaucracies usually cannot supply them efficiently “
The study, funded by the Dallas based National Center for Policy Analysis and the Landrum Society was released Wednesday.
“There is enormous waste in the government of the state of Texas The taxpayers ... are not getting their money’s worth on the dollars they send to Austin,’* said John C Good man, president of the center In a preface to the study, Landrum
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Walk, run or bike lo help feed area youth On Saturday (and it's not too tate to enter) supporters of Teen Connection wilt warn from one to 10 miles, run from one to 10 rn es, or b»*e from one to 15 miles to raise money to cover food expenses for youth living at Teen Connection. Urging citizens to participate are, from left City Manager Paul Grohman, Citizens National Bank President Bill Cone, and Jim Schmiot with Amie Armadillo The Second Annual Bluebon net Special wit! start wrth registration at 8 a rn. in the
parking lot at the Acapulco Motel and Restaurant (Exit 196 York Creek Road) on Interstate 35 De tween New Braunfels and San Marcos Each registrant will receive a Bluebonnet T-shirt and a certificate of appreciation. Pledge sheets and registration forms are available at The Blinders. Rhoads Interiors or Teen Connection, 1414 w San Antonio St , or by calling 629 6571. (Photo by Ceryl Clark)
AUSTIN (AP) — A private study says the Texan state government could save taxpayers at least $6 billion a year if it cleaned up its wasteful spending habits and inefficiency Texas AAM University economist Morgan Reynolds found the state wastes money through bureaucracies such as those set up to supply public services.
“Much state spending is not essen iud,” Reynolds wrote. “In fact, many state activities are a disservice lo the public And, fur stale services which the public wants and needs, suite gov
Informants receive reward moneyRun for the bluebonnets
Grand jury indicts ll
Crime Stoppers board of directors approved payment Wednesday of S275 in reward money to three informants whose information led to the arrest of two vandals and one Colorado escapee.
Members unanimously approved pay ing $75 to a Crime Stoppers caller whose information led to the arrest of Colorado fugitive Joseph Lewis Griffin. Griffin was arrested May 2 at his parents’ home on Wunderlich Lane.
Griffin escaped from a holding facility in Weld County. Colo., approximately a year ago and was wanted on three felony warrants including felony escape, burglary and motor vehicle theft. He waits in the Guadalupe County Jail to be extradited to Colorado
The board also agreed to pay $200 to two people who gave information about the recent Comal cemetery vandalism. Damage at the cemetery was between $3,(HK) and $4,000.
Details from the informants led to the apprehension of t xo juveniles. A warrant on an adult involved with the crimina’ mischief at the cemetery is still active.
Crime Stoppers Coordinator Libby Rinehart said telephone activity has
increased since January. Approximately seven cases have developed from information while other cases arc still under investigation, she said.
Rinehart said some informants who helped solve cases with information were not interested in rewards.
Board of directors also unanimously selected a slate of officers for the coming year.
Don Ferguson, who hclfx*d organize the program, was re elected as chairman. E. Keith Moore,currently the treasurer, was selected as vice-chairman. Ronald J. Fncscnhahn was selected as treasurer Dub Janowski was re-elected as secretary.
Persons with information that could help law enforcement officers solve cases should call 620-TIPS. Crime Stoppers will also accept collect calls from outlying areas of the county.
Crime Slopers w ill pay up lo $ I .CKK) for information leading to the arrest and indictment of persons involved in felony crimes Callers arc not asked to be identified
Hospital faces future with sense
It hasn’t always been McKenna Memorial Hospital The facility , former name. New Braunfels Hospital, was the name given the institution upon its establishment in 1953 Located about one mile north of the Plaza between Union and Houston streets, the enure block formerly was a playground, and was donated by the city. Hospital construction was financed through funds raised in the community and a matching Hill-Bunon Gram. Several prominent members of the community were instrumental in the hospital s begin*
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Water Oriented Recreation District members are seeing the fruits of their labor this week because their sign campaign has become visi Die Signs designating the Guadalupe River crossings along River Road have been placed on the bridges. The signs also have the WORD logo on the sides and No glass on the river' warnings WORD wants ratters and tubers to know where on the river they are, which could prove helpful in the case of an emergency (Photo by Deryi Clark)
McKenna Memorial Hospital opened in 1953 as New Braunfels Hospital The facility was renamed McKenna Memorial Hospital in 1973 and has undergone many structural changes in the past 35 years
There are plenty of different names for youth in trouble. Runaway. Dropout. Addict Ai Charter Real, these youngsters are called Teens ai Risk. They need help dealing with their problems and the changing world around them On Saturday, from 9 a rn. to 3 p.m., Charier Real Outreach Services of New Braunfels, 707 Walnut, Suite 103, will offer free ev» luations for teen agers The Teens at Risk program evaluates psychological health, education, family relationship, drug and alcohol dependency and includes a written assessment of die teenager
Lingering changes in a teen’s personality, lifestyle, friends or dress could signify a serious problem which demands immediate attention Some of the common warning signs mclude severe mood swings, aggressive behavior, changes rn eating and sleeping habits, withdrawal from family and friends, and extremely negative or apathetic attitudes
Charter Real Outreach Service* encourages parents to call for an appointment for Saturday between 9 am. and 3 pm for the confidential evaluation. For more information, call 629-6239.
Geronimo Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor its annual Bake Sale Saturday beginning at 9 am at the Geronimo Fire Station on U S SM STAMMTISCH Pag* I