New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 17, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
May 17, 1991
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Vol. 139, No. 129
Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY / Home of Marge Goodwin
Valerie Motlier, above/discovers the difficulties of wheelchair racing as she pushes Alois Hildebrand and his wheelchair during the wheelchair race at the Junior/Senior Games held Thursday in Landa Park Emily Lehmann shows the thrill of victory, right, after she and “pilot” Esther Nabor tied for the win. The event, sponsored by ARA Living Centers, drew participants from New Braunfels, San Marcos and Seguin. (Photos by Erik Karlsson)StammtischBest wishes
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitunx wishes “happy birthday” today to Starlin Nicole Alvarez, Helen Gomez Loucks, Delton Holt, Dustin Schuctz, Barnaby Padilla, Curtis Grotc arid Tony Cafarcz.
"Happy birthday” Saturday to Matthew Oakes, Torn "Tiny” Charbonncau, Allene Fricdcl and Monica Juarez.
Belated best wishes to Kelli and Kindra Jordan.
"Happy anniversary” Saturday to Jerome and Janicc Fey and Nick and Dianne Bolintiam.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call die day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.Defensive driving
New Braunfels Independent School District Community Education Program is offering both Defensive Driving and preparation for the written Texas Department of Public Safety Commercial Drivers examination next week on altern ne evenings and a complete Defensive Driving class on Saturday. For more information call tile NBISD Education Center at 620-6200.Water cut
Residents living on Torrey Street, between Lakeview Boulevard and Grucne Road, will be without water service from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday. This interruption in service is needed to allow the New Braunfels Utilities contractor to make a necessary connection to NBU’s waler system. NBU urges residents to take the necessary provisions for this interruption.Farmers market
Tri-County Farmers Market kicks off its summer selling season of fresh fruits and vegetables at 5 p in. unlay at the Comal County Fairgrounds. Farmers from New Braunfels. San Marcos and Seguin will sell produce al die market. The market will continue every Friday at 5 p.m. through the summer. Model to speak
New Braunfels Service League will welcome Elsa Roxborough, a model, actress and lecturer, at 7:30 p.m. Monday at New Braunfels Presbyterian Church. 373 Howard Street. She will discuss personal potential direction.Protect Graduation
Several Saturday events will benefit Project Graduation, which provides substance-free graduation night parties at each of the county's three high schools.
Canyon High School students will conduct a car wash on the Wal-Mart parking lot from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. New Braunfels High School students will conduct a fajita cook off at die Ole Mil Stream from 10:30 a m. to 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and $2.Rummage sale
Christ die King Confessional Lutheran Church will sponsor a rummage sale and bake sale from I -6 p.m. Sunday al the Senior Citizens Center, 142 Comal.Party rescheduled
The “Before and After Party" at the apartments restored above Gocpf Jewelers, 337 Main Plaza, has been rescheduled for 5 lo 7
Sh STAMMTISCH, P»fl« 2Good Day
Afternoon showers likely will remain iii the local weather picture dirough the weekend. Highs iii the up;mi HOs and lows near 70 are forecast. Ill die 24 hour period ending at 7 a iii. today, 41 inch ot rain was recorded iii New Braun fell. Thursday's high was 79 and the overnight low wax 64 Tor addi lama! weaihei information, see Page 2A
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6 Job description’ draws debate
By JAMIE LEE CAMPBELL Staff Writer
The Comal County Commissioners’ Court met Thursday to discuss topics ranging from road maintenance and law enforcement to personality conflicts.
County Judge Caner Casteel, referring to an executive session, said die meeting "surpassed Garden Ridge in entertaining die public."
The court's agenda included the discussion of die county engineer’s "job description.” The engineer requested the session remain open.
Precinct 4 Commissioner Moms
Schwab voiced his concerns to engineer C.B. "Mac” McCoy.
“You just don’t like to be told what to do. I have a responsibly to my precinct,” said Schwab. He added dial the county engineer would not investigate his concern over “a guard rail at the fourth crossing on River Road ”
McCoy countered with: "Put your gun in your holster.”
Schwab accused McCoy of trying to make him "look stupid" and "belittling" him.
Precinct I Commissioner J.L. "Jumbo" Evans joined the fray.
Evans said the county engineer fail-
s to respond to commissioner’s requests.
"I have received a less-than-positive response from McCoy when I asked for something from the road department.’’ Evans cued problems with A mm ann Road and a Bulverde intersection as examples
Casteel said she realized she was not "the mother on the court” who could “make everyone get along,” but she asked for "team work ”
At the end of the session Schwab said he had seen the engineer give "county filler” to the city. At that point Judge Casteel called a recess She ended the session because she
didn't want the court to spend ume arguing "over some dirt the road department gave the city ” The judge repeatedly asked Commissioners Schwab arui Evans “what part the court played in deciding when and how the road department would respond to county road problems ’
In other county business:
• The Commissioners Court unum niously approved every item on the agenda requiring a vole.
• An optical scan vote-counting system wa* discussed without a vote being taken Evans said the system would make it easier for voters to cast their ballots He recommended further
research on the system and the rest of the court concurred. The system could be in place by the November election.
• The court agreed to purchase six automobiles for the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force.
All commissioners attended. Voting were Schwab, Evans. Precinct 3 Commissioner Patricio “Pat” Heman dez and Precinct 2 Commissioner anti NeilCrmgmile.
While the votes cast were unanimous, there was dissent over the county engineers "job description.” Craig-mile and Hernandez did riot agree commissioners should decide the pnonues of the road department.
GBRA’s stand on suit praised
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor
The decision by the Guadaliqrc-Blanco River Authority board of directors to intervene as a party in a lawsuit to be filed to protect the Comal and San Marcos springs is being lauded by a New Braunfels official “I think it is a huge step forward.” said City Manager Paul Grohman. “Of course, it’s been my belief dial we arc never going to settle this matter short of a federal lawsuit.”
After an hour-long executive session Thursday die board unanimously approved a resolution to file lo
intervene as a party to a lawsuit to be filed by die Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club to protect springflows and endangered species that live in the Comal and San Marcos rivers
Known thrcaicned and endangered species living in the springs include the Sari Marcos Gam busto. Fountain Darter, San Marcos Salamander and Texas Wild Rice.
“(New Braunfels and San Marcos) specifically are going lo be active participants in this process as a matter of fact through their attorneys, so I think their role is one of active participation
in die lawsuit,” said OBRA General Manager John H. Spccht.
GBRA officials say the actual filing of the suit will bring to a close years of efforts spent seeking a voluntary agreement to regulate use ol the Edwards Aquifer and protect tile flows of die Comal and San Marcos springs. Consideration for filing the suit was heightened by the rejection by the city of San Antonio of an aller native supplemental water supply "ll was one of the factors dial gave impetus to going forward, but certain
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Laredo man jailed here for heroin possession
"(.lur goal is lo affect a basic change in the publics attitude toward liability and litigation,' said larry S. Milner.
I airy S Milner, president ut die lev av Chamber ol Commerce Av a result, man) businesses cannot get coven age at any price I bow* lucky enough to gel covet age have seen pre (mums vkyiocket vevcial hundred jarl Cent, Milner said.
I he v liar n bet has I on lied a group called I exalts Against Lawsuit Abuse Che group has begun lobbying the legislature and plans to use bumper stickers, newspaper, radio, television, arid billtHMidx lo get lite ii tex sage out
“Our goal is lo allect a basic change in the publics almude toward liability and litigation, and to change our slate laws accordingly, so as to end dux sn angling lawsuit crisis,” Milner said
Ah example ut lawsuit abuse is a case iii Houston where a woman has sued a glovers chain for £612,000
alter beuig struck by a tailing putout lit another case. a spurting goods store in Austin no longer sells any kind ut protective headgear - not even foot ball helmet* — alter bcutg sued for $27.5 million. The family ol a mail training to be an officer for die Department of Public Saleiy sued aller the man suffered blam damage. Die store was named ui the sun because the DPS bought a $40 head • piece there used by recruits in boxing bouu
"lf I lose this lawsuit. I’m out of business,” the store owner said “I van I stand the risk ’’
Texas chamber tights lawsuit abuse
By HOBkHl SlfcWAHI 8 In h Writer
the texas Cham ber of Cot lunet ce is laking action agaiiIsl what ll walls "lawsuit abuse "
Ute idea is lo hum businesses’ Ila bliny lot damages Sutter od by con lumen (lie thambet is supporting legislation and plaits lo launch a statewide media campaign to make (K v»plc aw ate of how high award damage suits van cost jobs
bi the last one anet a flail scars, numerous ires va alive car liers have eidtci lei ululated operations or significantly ialuvcd activity, according lo
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Wrltar
A Laredo man remains iii die Com a1 County Jail today on drug charges after he was arrested thursday by Bexar County Sheriff’s officials oui side of New Braunfels Ricardo Flores, UL remains in jail oil a charge of aggravated possession of herion. Hrs bond was eel at $250;OOO by th canel 2 Justice of die Peace KG. "IHrc” Blanchard Holes was arrested after a search warrant was executed areruttd Mkt
from tier childhood in (im many, above, to hor current efforts to sue a Hummel art museum established in German flavored New Hr dun tels, Sitjyliftdu Shout! Smith of fort Worth shares hoi story I 00k tor ll in Sunday s Hat did /ai tai 1 j
p rn al a mobile home park near Faun to Maike HOT and limn stale IN iii Comal County, according to officials Comal County ShenHT* Office also assisted ui the search
fen ounces of pure uncut black un heroin valued al $22N,tkk) sued value and $>,110 ut cash were seized, said Kexai County Sheriff Harlan Cope land Also seized was a 19gg Chee inlet Caprice dun was allegedly used to U unspent the bel out from I aiedo officials said
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Local hair dressers will ‘Help Cut Out Child Abuse the week of May 20 25 lo raise money for Family Outreach, a non profit organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse Eighteen local hair and nail salons are participating in the campaign by contributing a percentage of their lees to Family Outreach Last year $700 was raised From left are laid Kohlenberg, family Outreach volunteer; Carolyn Maxwell. I he Perfect IO, and Cindy Richardson, The flair Place (Photo by Erik Karlsson)