New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 15, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
By Abe levy
In an effort to create more local jobs by drawing new industries to New Braunfels, the eight-month-old Economic Development Corporation awarded a markctmg and rerouting axttnrty^ today to the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.
The contract was for $46,750, lo which die chamber plans to add almost $80,000 from its general budget, which is largely funded by cham* ber dues.
The contract outlines the chamber’s duties to recruit new industries, which then can apply for different types of business klans or grants horn the
Requiting new industiy to New Braunfels is goal
The attract will be Ihfwaided to the city courted for its final approval
The (jotfracili which the chamber estimated will be about six percent of the EDC’s annual revenue, was open to competitive bidding through issuance of a request for proposes ham April 2-3(1 The dumber and IMS Waldwick; Inc, a Houston company, were the only two icspandntts.
Jonathan Huh. an EDC bond member, said die chamber's proposal was a better deal than the Houston conyy’s, which caged for $60,000 up front and additional holing ae $210 per hour.
“We felt that for the dollar, we were getting more out of the chamber’s proposal dun the other," Hull said The consulting fees were more than most lawyers in New Braunfels.”
The money for the contract comes from a portion of the revenues from the half-cent sales tax increase, which is projected to collect about $425,000 annually.
The chamber already has a $34,000 contract with the Economic Development Corporation to develop marketing and recruitment services. That contract expires June 30.
Tm very pleased by the confidence die corporation board has shown us,” chamber president Michael Meek said. “We have the experience and track record, but more telling is our ability to leverage fonds into the program.”
The existing contract, which was approved by die EDC in January and signed in February, was sought without issuing a request for proposals.
During the EDC’s consideration of the contract, the city attorney recommended an RFP process, but the EDC felt that in the interest of time, it needed to go ahead with a contract that would aid before the next fiscal year in June.
The five-member EDC was appointed by die city council in October of last year.
Emllltt L. Lang*
Emilie L. Lange, age 87, of New Braunfels, died at Eden Home Tues-; day, May 14,1996. Services are Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Zoeller Funeral Home with burial in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Will lie in state from J pm to 9 pm Wednesday. Memorials to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bul-* verde.
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DALLAS (AP) — Dr. Seaborn Bede Weathers, saved from a frozen death on Mount Everest by a (faring helicopter rescue; could lose all or part of his hands to frostbite, relatives and colleagues fear.
Weathers, 50, is scheduled to return to Dallas on Thursday from Katmandu, Nepal Recuperating at a Katmandu hotel until his return, Weathers has loft instructions that he not be disturbed, hotel staff members told The DiUas Morning News.
But the newspaper reported Wednesday, citing unidentified friends and relatives, that Weathers’ hands have been damaged so badly by frostbite thai he has no feeling in them.
The Dallas pathologist, who was plucked off the mountain Monday in foe world’s highest-ever helicopter rescue mission, was severely frostbitten when a raging bhaard suddenly swept the world's highest peak during his
Eight climbers were laded by cold rn what is bang called the worst disaster to strike foe 29,028-foot peak since it first was conquered in 1953.
AUSTIN (AP)—College students would have to pass a more rigorous test before taking junior- or senior-level couraes under a Senate panel rec-meant to judge
"We would for the first time be able 'to assess and hokhcoUeges accountable for whether or not they are passing students at the freshman and sophomore level who are not capable of passing a 'rising junior’ test,” Senate Education Committee Chairman Bill Ratliff, R-Mount Pleasant, said Tuesday.
I The nationally normed "rising junior” test proposal is part of a committee recommendation that the Higher Education Coordinating Board be 'required to create a way to measure higher education institutions’ performance. The recommendation will go to foe Legislature, which meets in January, for consideration.
Under the recommendation, the ■ranrrmcnt also would include student scores on exams to enter graduate pphool and on professional licensing
Ratliff said, as opposed to the basic drills freshman exam that college students currently must pass by the end of their sophomore year to take upper-level courses.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Convicted child molester Larry Don McQuay, who has said castration is the only assurance he won’t molest again, apparently has rejected a doctor's recommendation of months of chemical castration.
McQuay rejected a treatment plan recommended by Dr. Michael Sarosdy, head of urology at foe University of Texas Health Science Center, said Dianne Clements, president of Justice for All. The Houston-based advocacy group has been working with McQuay toward his desire for castration.
"The tong and short of it is, Mr. McQuay does not choose to do chemical castration,” Ms. Clements said. "Mr. McQuay is still adamant in his request to be surgically castrated.”
McQuay apparently was unhappy with a Sarosdy’s recommendation of eight months of chemical castration with the (hug Lupton Depot before he would be evaluated for surgery, unidentified sources told foe San Antonio-Express News on Tuesday.
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The chemical treatment to eradicate hydnDa in lakes Dunlap aid McQueeney has been going according to plan, a Guadalupe-Bianco River Authority official said on Tuesday.
“We have made good progress because the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has a newer and bigger air boa, which is helping them get around lakes and do foe job quicker,” OBRA director of Project Development David Wdsch said.
On Monday, a work crew from TP&W began spraying 90 acres of foe 371-acre Lake Dunlap with the herbicide Aqutthol K.
After Lake Dunlap’s treatment is completed, the spraying of 75 acres of the 392-acre Lake McQueeney will begin.
Duong foe spraying, both lakes will be lowered 12 inches to accommodate foe herbicide treat! net a.
"We reserved force days on Lake Dunlap for the spraying,” Wdsch said. "But we were able to do it in a day-and-a-hilf.”
He said foe treatment in Lake McQueeney could be finished by eifoer today or Thursday.
Because of foe spraying, no boating or swimming will
been very cooperative. Everything has gone like we ' ■ expected It would, even bet* I ter.’
—David Welsch OBRA director of Project Development
be allowed from May 13-22; no fish can be eaten or caught from May 13-24; no water can be used for domestic uses from May 13-June 23; and no water for irrigation of yards, crops or livestock can be used from May 13-June 23.
TIk restrictions apply to both fakes.
Because the spraying is moving faster than expected, Welsch hinted GBRA may lift the restrictions for water use on both lakes earlier than expected.
“If we lift the restrictions earlier, we will let people know ” Welsch said "But for now people should stay with the restrictions that have already been given.
"People along foe lakes have been very cooperative,” Wdsch said "Everything has gone like we expected it would, even better”
Ramon Q. Stettin Sr.
Ramon G. Saenz Sr. of New Braunfels died Monday, May 13, 1996, in San Antonio at foe age of 76. He was bom April 15,1920, in New Braunfels to Quirino Saenz and Soils Gongora Saenz. He married Maria Gonzales who survives him. He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church and had worked for the City of Nevy Braunfels before lairing.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Maria G. Saenz; sons and daughters-in-law Raymon and Rachel Saenz Jr. of New Braunfels, Joseph and Elaine Saenz of Kissimmee, Fla.; daughters and sons-in-law Alice and Joe Frausto of Comfort, Texas, Judy and Tom Pier* pont of San Antonio; two sisters, 13 grandchildren and 15 grcat-grandchif* dim A rosary will be recited Wednesday at 7 p.m. at foe Zoeller Funeral Hone Chapel. Funeral mass is scheduled for noon Thursday at the Holy Family Catholic Church with Revr Stanley Soria celebrant. Interment to follow in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Visitation continues until 11:30 am Thursday Mien the procession departs the funeral home. '
Arrangements are pending at Zoeller Funeral Home for Benito Martinez of New Braunfels. He died at his residence Wednesday at foe age of 72. ;
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