New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 21, 1989, New Braunfels, Texas
Fiscal ’89 deficit smaller than expected
WASHINGTON (AP) — The unexpectedly strong income tax payments pouring into the federal Treasury are prompting analysts to predict that the government’s budget deficit this year may undershoot official
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Unicorns fall short of Travis in 3rd game
Despite walking 12 batters, Austin Travis edged New Braunfels 4-3 Friday night in the final game of a three-game series to end the season for the Unicorns. Two Rebel pitchers combined to pitch a two-hitter in
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New BraunfelsSundayMay 21, 198950 Cents Four Sections, 50 Pages
After last night’s lightning show, you should be waking up to cloudy skies this morning.
Those gray skies are gonna clear up and today should end to be hot and sunny with a high about 97. Tonight should be fair with a low in the mid 70s. Looks like this pattern is going to continue for a few days.
Guada Coma Garden Club members arc reminded to bring flowers and arc asked to help decorate for the New Braunfels High School Honors Banquet Monday at 1:30 p.m. You may park in front of the school on Loop 337....
Comal County Aggie Mothers will meet this afternoon at 4 p.m. al Cypress Bend Park under the covered pavilion. Moms arc
reminded to take a covered dish (two dishes of cither meat, vegetable. salad or dessert) to the meeting, which will $500 scholarships being awarded to seniors graduating from the three high schools, recognition of graduating Aggie seniors, installation of new officers and recognition of life members. For information, call Vera Macekcr at 625-3028 or Karon Haas at 629-6304,...
The New Braunfels Jaycees, in cooperation with the Parks arid Recreation Department, announce that the annual Fourth of July fireworks display will be moved to Prince Solms Park this year in order to better serve the citizens of New Braunfels. It is believed that by Mich a move, many problems will be eliminated such as inadequate parking and destruction of the golf course Fundraising already has begun for the annual extravaganza .
Several streets will be closed this week for various reasons. Riverside Drive between Summer wood and Saddlewood wilt be closed through May 26 for a small drainage project. Crews will be installing pipe so travelers will have to find another route New Braunfels Utilities crews will be working on sewer projects in the West End and Grape Street from Mill to Bridge will be closed through Monday Then,
Mill Street from Grape to Hidalgo will be closed Monday through Friday These are partial closures and traffic can go through, but slowly.
Attention Seniors. There will be a Mass for you next Sunday at 11:15 am. at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church. A reception rn St Mary's Hall will follow All Catholic graduating seniors are asked to wear their caps and gowns and families and friends are invited to attend, too....
The Charlie Rose Agency is offeruig Defensive Driving Gasses, through Comal ISO Community Education, is May 23 and 25 ar Canyon High School from 6 to IO pm Fee is $25; call 625-8576 or 625-8081 lo sign up.
Defensive Driving through New Braunfels ISO is May 23 and 25 ai New Braunfels High School, room B 23 The class is taught by Max Crow from 6 to IO pm. and foe is $25 Call Community Bd at 620-6200 to register.
Citations upset go-kart racers
Visitors to a New Braunfels go-kart track said they will think twice about coming here again after an incident at the track Saturday.
“No comment,” snapped New Braunfels Police Sgt. Kevin Clayton as he looked for noise viola
tions at the track off Loop 337. He referred all questions to wait until Monday morning for police spokesman Martin Mayer.
More than 300 visitors from throughout the state of Texas
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Edwards directors tell state ‘enough is enough’
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The Sharing Our Surplus Food Bank is celebrating its first-year anniversary. (Photo by Deryl Clark)
Food bank celebrates
By MARGARET EDMONSON Staff Writer
Some of New Braunfels’ once-hungry people can now say they don’t have to go hungry anymore thanks to a special volunteer agency that provides underprivileged members of the community with free food.
SOS, Inc. Food Bank will celebrate »u first-year anniversary on June I. The Food Bank began operation one year ago with food already on hand from the Community Food Pantry. Since thai lime. 152 volunteers from 14 churches and agencies have provided approximately 46.625 food items to more than 800 families.
To commemorate the annivarsary, Food Bank will he sponsoring a coffee lo honor all of the volunteers who have donated 3.056 hours of their
Officer of year enjoys serving his community
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Surf Writer
Whether he’s paroling the highways of Comal County or warning youngsters about drugs and alcohol, DPS Trooper Jim Shea — chosen as this year’s Optimist Club Officer of the Year— takes his Job to heart.
And this 10-year Department of Public Safety veteran has a big heart when it comes to children
“It ain’t easy being a teen ager nowadays,” Shea said. “there’s no doubt about it.”
Since Shea came to Comal County as a trooper eight years ago, he has taken an active role in the community to make it a better place for children He was chosen as Officer of the Year for 1989 recently in ceremonies by the New Braunfels Optimist Club.
lf Shea isn’t busy as a director for the Comal County Emergency Children's Shelter, he’s talking to students at area schools about not succumbuig to peer pressures concerning alcohol and drugs.
“They teem to grow up earlier .** he said “A lot of stuff is shoved on them quicker ”
Shea encourages parents lo take Mi active role in discouraging their child
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
Calling for a unified Edwards Underground Water District and the reinstatement of various provisions to a bill in the Texas Legislature, district directors said enough is enough Friday in a three-hour meeting in San Antonio.
“The Edwards board felt that we’re getting away from the whole issue,’’ said Dr. Kenneth Ikels, chairman of the board. ‘The main issue is managing the (Edwards) Aquifer — that’s what we are after.”
Ikcls, of New Braunfels, said Saturday the directors met in San Antonio to discuss pending legislation and
other issues facing the district.
The five provisions the directors want reinstated, which have been deleted by compromise negotiations in pending legislation, include:
• Allow the Texas Water Commission to develop a comprehensive rcg-
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Haulers, treatment plants facing problems with septic tank refuse
time. On June I. interested persons arc invited to stop by 165 W. Coll St. between IO and 11 a.m.
“A great deal of appreciation needs to go to each volunteer because without them the Food Bank program does not work," said President Gloria Barding.
The goal of SOS. Inc. is to give out food lo the people who need it. Clients arc referred by community service agencies, churches and various other agencies.
Food items are provided by member churches, agencies, grocery stores and individuals. Local churches that provide money and food as well as volunteers are as follows: First Baptist Church, Peace Lutheran Church, New Braunfels Presbyterian Church, SM KX>0, Pug* 2A
By STEPHANIE DAVIS Staff Writer
Haulers of septic tank and grease trap refuse face the dilemma every day of where to take the waste they collect, while local authorities worry about illegal dumping.
“This problem isn’t going to go away,” Comal County Sanitarian David Litke said recently. ‘This is going to continue. We’ve got these regulations ... we generate waste. But now we don’t want the waste, so how do we dispose of it properly?"
State regulations stipulate that a treatment plant is the preferred disposal method for sewage, bul in the same provision the regulations provide the operator of the treauncni plant to determine whether or not to accept it, Lilke said.
“As a general rule, most wastewater treatment plants do not want septic (wiste) because it screws up the whole process,” he said, “lf they get grease or heavy sludge or something it could possibly screw up the treatment process.”
New Braunfels Utilities Waste Water Superintendent John Toeller Jr. said recently he won't accept waste from grease trap haulers because it causes damage to his process.
“The reason we don’t uke the grease from outside haulers is we get a tremendous amount of grease that comes into our systems naturally from households and commercial establishments,” Toeller said. “We have never, down
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John Toeller Jr., wastewater superintendent of NBU, looks at the grease building up in a tank at tne treat ment plant off Kuehier Avenue (Staff photo)
Drowning victim found
Comal County law enforcement officials found the body of a 65-year-old man a day after he disappeared in Canyon Lake
The search began Thursday for the San Antonio man presumed drowned off the shores of Canyon Springs Resort
Divers from Pleasure Divers of New Braunfels began the search for Richard Keoughan after his wife saw him go below the water’s surface around 9:45 Thursday morning.
The search ended Thursday night al 6 and continued
Friday morning Keoughan’I body wa* found latci En day about SO yards from shore where the water wa** approximately 13 feet deep,
Divers faced murky conditions and zero visibility under waler, said Texas Department of Parks and Wild life Game Warden Robert Wolford
Comal County Sheriff's office Chief Deputy Wayne Hohertz said Keoughan was attempting to (Hill his bual from die water onto his trailer, but realized die rope wasn’t tied to the boat The boat started to drift away when Keougtun tried to swim to it
Long distance call process changing
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ren from the wrong path “What they learn right now in their young age is what they are going to be later on,” Shea said “It’s bad enough they watch all the crime on TV ”
And when Shea ut working aune on die streets, he said, the hardest pan (rf die Job comes when he notifies family members of automobile wreck victims.
“I don’t like working wrecks that involve kids for sure," Shea said. TTI one of the most heartening dungs for a police officer to have lo call a parent and tell them dun their child has been involved rn Mi accident. Not only that,
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Customers of local pay phones will now have to decide which long distance service they want to use.
According a federal court order, companies now have a chance to compete with American Telephone & Telegraph Co. in providing long distance service for operator-assisted calls at Southwestern Bell pay phones. As of Friday, these calls will be handled by various long distance companies from phone to phone rn New Braunfels.
“The federal court acuon gives property owners or store managers, who have Southwestern Bell coin telephones, the option to choose the long distance company for pay phones on their premises,” siad Joe Cochran, Southwestern Bell Telephone's division manager of public communicauons in San Antonio “For example, a pay phone at one location may be served by a different longdistance company than a pay phone at another location a block away .”
AT&T will continue to service lung distance calls that are dialed directly and that are paid for by coin Those calls requiring operator assistance will be handled by difference companies The dialing procedure remains the same
Pay phone customers need to be aware of several things before making operator-assisted calls on pay phones They need lo know winch company is
Th# act of making a phono cal! rn getting more complicated
servicing the call, what dial company's rates are, what service charges ate applied in addition to the rates, die method of billing and who to contact with questions.
“A long-distance company is required to announce its name un each call placed from a Southwestern Bell pay phone,” Cochran said
The New York Tunes News Ser vice reports that nationwide, carriers other than AT&T, US Sprint Conunu-rucatrous and MCI t'elecunutiunica uons will have higlter rates than pen pie are used to paving The latter two companies have promised dial they will charge mi more than AT&T. Some of die smaller companies have defended their higher rates by saying that they provide services such as operators fluent ut several languages and message forwarding services
lf a customer wants to find out a company’s rates, they have to dial “0,” the area code and the number Tile operator will provide the rate Ii the rate is unacceptable, the customer may then access to another service through the company’s access nuin ba AT&T’s code ts 10288 MC'l’s is 10222 and US Sprint’s is 10333. Opa amt s will be able to give custom as the access codes to all cannas, and instructions for dialing the access code will be prov ided on the phone
— MARGARET EDMONSON