New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 24, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Vol. 139, No. 134
Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY / Home of Robert Kimball
May 24, 1991 25 Cents
One section, 16 Pagesstammtisch District 4 to cast runoff ballotsBest wishes
The New Braunfels Herald-/titling wishes “happy birthday” today to Edward Wayne, Lehcw, Mary Christensen, Jacinto Jay Villarreal Jr., Susana Rodriguez, Alfredo Varela III, Ernest Castillo Jr., Pat Millet, Donna Schmidt, Jose Espinoza, Jack May, Elaine Wells, Fernando Luna, Easter May Hull, Christina Sotelo and Carlos Ayala Jr.
Celebrating birthdays Saturday are Cindy Caballero, Angelica De La Cerda and April Sutierrcz.
Belated best wishes to James Ooodc, and Tammy Crumrine.
“Happy anniversary” today to Moses and Socorro Solis.
Celebrating an anniversary Saturday arc Betty Jo and Pat Sittcrle.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.Street closings
Closed from 7 a m. to 5 p.m. today for repairs arc Hackberry Avenue from Katy to W. San Antonio streets; and Bridge and Mill streets from Live Oak to Mesquite avenues.Middle school party
End-of-school party for Canyon and New Braunfels middle school students will be this Saturday from 7-10 p.m. al the Elks Lodge. The party is sponsored by the Boy Scout Troop 757. Door prizes will be given away and a San Antonio DJ will provide the music and a light show. Admission is $3. For more information call Jeff Mund at 629-2519.Parade meeting
The committee heading up the 4th of July parade in New Braunfels is inviting civic organizations and other interested persons to attend a planning session at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 111 Lamia St. Republicans meet
Assistant District Attorney Robert Fisher will be the guest speaker at the Republican Men’s Club of Comal County Tuesday. His topic will be “Taxpayers Should be Mad.” Hie meeting will be at the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Co op at 7:30 p.m. All members and prospective members arc welcome. For more information call 629-0 IHS.Family outreach
Eighteen hair and nail salons are participating this week in a campaign lo “Help Cut out Child Abuse.” Through Saturday the salons will be conuibuimg a percentage of their fees to Family Outreach, a non-profit organization that works to prevent neglect and abuse of children and teenagers. Participating salons include: The Hair Company, The Hair Place, Judy’s Touch, Kreative Cuts, Louise’s Beauty Salon, Coiffure de Ville, Das Schone Haus, Felger Sc Friends, Felger Sc Friends ll, Makin’ Waves, Terry’s Beauty Salon, Rosie’s Hair Designs, The Perfect IO, Retreat Salon, Ruth's Hair Fashions, and in Bulverde, Nancy Thompson’s Hair Designs, The Cutlery arui The Ultimate Difference.Ticket sales
Available through Monday at Canyon High School are tickets to three upcoming events.
The CHS Senior Picnic, a fajita wagon at Rocking R River Rides
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By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor
New Braunfels residents living in District 4 will be going to the polls this Saturday to select a new City Council representative.
Voting is between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Eagles Hall. Three hundred and twenty six registered voters already have voted absentee in the runoff election.
Paul Fraser Jr., 57, a retired Marine and Susan Curtis, 42, a local school teacher, arc both running for the position held by Eddie Temple, who lost
his bid for re-election to the two candidates in the May 4 election. In that election Fraser received the majority of the votes with 332; Curtis received 205 and Temple received 167.
Both Fraser and Curtis say they are opposed to the storing and burning of hazardous waste in New Braunfels, and both have plans for economic development in New Braunfels.
“I think we need to have a motto in this town that says, ‘New Braunfels excels where other towns fail’," Fraser said.
“Recently I was asked the question
what I would do about the half empty stores and the half empty shopping centers around town. And the
response of that is that they are not half empty they are half full,” Fraser said. “And the sooner we start thinking positively like that then we will start to promote our town in the way we should.
“I think there’s a way that we can keep the quaintness of our town and preserve the legacy and at the same time modernize. But it doesn’t come with heavy industry burning toxic waste,” he said.
Curtis said she has a number of plans for developing downtown and New Braunfels.
“We need to find a way to fill these
Oval Kirkham chips away at his task, putting up the rock face that will adorn a portion of the new Seniors' Center of Comal County, now oemg remodeled on Landa Street (Photo by Erik Karlsson)
Kuempel doubts bill’s revival
Zaffirini, in a committee meeting, unable to vote on measure
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor
State Rep. Edmund Kuempcl's hazardous waste moratorium bill, considered dead for this legislative session, may get another chance to survive this afternoon, but the Seguin lawmaker isn't betting on it.
“It's cold dead,” said Kuempel, who nude an attempt yesterday afternoon to revive the bill, known as House Bill 420. “I think it’s all over."
The bill, calling for a two-year moratorium on the burning of hazardous waste in cement kilns, was passed in the House of Representatives recently. And it was blocked Wednesday in the Senate Natural Resources Committee when Sen. John N. l>ee-doni, R -Dal las. tagged the bill, known as House Bill 420.
Senators have the authority to tag.
"There are lots of options that we'll be exploring .../' said Rep. Edmund Kuempel.
which is a procedure by which a senator can hold up the progress of a bill for 48 hours. And since the end of the session is Monday all bills must be reported out of committee by midnight today to be considered before the end of the session by either the House or Senate,
Thursday, Kuempel said he got Leedom to remove his “unfriendly" tag, meaning he (leedom) doesn’t agree with lite bill.
“Sen. (Bill) Sims, who is the chair
man of the Natural Resources, immediately put a friendly tag on it. And while there’s any type of tag nobody else can tag it... He (Sims) called for a committee hearing ... he turned the chair over to another person so be could pull his tag and immediately laid ii (HB 420) out so that precluded anybody from tagging it again. So it went to a committee hearing and we got beat,” Kuempel said.
“I was not a happy camper with all of the votes. ” be said.
Sen Sims, D-San Angelo, and Sen. Ken Amibnster. D-Victoria voted for the bill while four of the other members voted against the bill and one member was present but did not vote.
Sen. Judith /affinni, D-Laredo, sits on the Natural Resources Conmuiiee but was not at the hear mg Thursday afternoon.
“The bill is (now) pending before the committee and maybe we can get the votes tomorrow,” she said late Thursday. “I just don t know. lf $ worth a try.”
Zaifinm said she was in another committee hearing and was unable to attend the Natural Resources hearing when the vote was mum.
“I'm shocked that nobody told me that the bill was going to ne heard, ’ she said. “I think that it was just hurried”
Kuempel said he will puisue the bill again during the special session.
* Iheic are all kinds of things thai we can do,” be said. “We'll try to put it back on during the special session, have the governor put it buck on a call, fhcie are lots of opuon* thai we’ ll be exploring and trying to do.”
vacant office spaces and a lot of that can be done by using those properties perhaps trying to develop what they call economic enterprise zones,” she said, adding the zones would create feasible locations for specific businesses.
Curtis also said Downtown New Braunfels should continue to grow.
“The downtown is our window to the world. When people come to visit us that’s the first thing they see and they remember our little Plaza.” she said. “We need to upgrade those businesses down there and make them as attractive as possible.”Student’s success offers hope
By ROBERT STEWART Start Writer
In 19JT Monica Castro was thinking about blowing aff school and hei future She admits she didn t care that she was failing classes and didn't think her leachers cared either She was in eigth grade ai the time.
At that time.
New Braunfels Middle School was just starting an office vocational program with classes aimed at keeping kids in school who may have been ready to drop out. Monica enrolled in the Castro program.
“Before, to tell the truth. I was failing. I had .straight F’s in every class.” she said at the time. “Then everything was changed.”
Castro provided a “ray of hope ’ to many struggling students according to Cella Boriack, teacher of the Vocational OfFice Coordinated Training Program at New Braunfels Middle School.
Hie program gave her the will to take charge of her life. It made her feel better about herself and inspired her to loo* towards the future.
Monica Castro, now 19, has worked hard. stuck with lite program and is now a senior who will be graduating from New Braunicis High School this month.
“My mom and dad mc really prouu H! ca use i’m the lit st in die family to graduate, ’ she said.
Monica presently works rn the afternoons ai uie Don 'tuxwell Chevrolet Geo dealership in New Braunfels as pan of a work-study program. “Moiuca is a very mature, conscientious young woman that any employer would be glad to have. ’ Don Maxwell said.
‘I really love my job and die people I work with, ’ Castro said. “I really want lo have a business cai eel
Castro >«ud she hopes to mu money tor l ather vocauonai naming in computers and office odmnusua-uon. “ Hungs ate always changing in die business world. You have to keep up, she said. She hopes to rind woik in the New Braunicis area.
Moiuca also says that she couidit i have 'UCCceded without VU s. Hurlock’s support and faith ut hoi “You know President Bush -uks about die porno of light, ” Bollock said. “Truly this is such on example.”Good Day
Panel ponders man’s bid to keep tiger
Through the Memorial
Weekend, a forecast of highs near
88 and lows near 72 is marred only
by die slight Gurnee of rain. In New
Braunfels Thursday, the high was
86 and die overnight low was 69.
For mote weadver details, see Page
By JAMIE LEE CAMPBELL Stab Writer
Banter on Bengal tigers filled the chamber during Thursday's meeting of the Comal County Commissioner'll Court.
“Does anyone know anything about the lion?” County Judge Carter Casteel asked
Precinct 4 Commissioner Moms “Moe” Schwab was the only commissioner to respond “There k enough lion (lying) going on ”
Sherd I Jack Bu rner added tie “didn't want lo have anydiing lo do with die lion ”
Hie “hon” undei discussion is a 700-pound Bengal tiger owned by Bulverde resident Kenneth Black Black received a temporary restraining order Monday dial pie
Communications Club expects busy weekend
By JAMIE LEI CAM PH I LL Sun Willer
Hic New Braunfels Emergency Communications Club is gear mg up for Memorial Day Weekend
“We’ll be working die hot spots We expect ZU,OOO lo 100,000 |x*oplc tins Menan tai Day,” said Time Hassoid, president of die organization. “We'll tie oui on Canyon lake and Rivet Road ."
Hie club's information center is at a gatehouse on River Road
“We tiavc a i adm al the gate so dial if any ouU'ilters have
uoublc they can call t hen we have our conuoi pci son Lull one of oui units. ” Harold said.
Hassold added, “All my units arc connected into tile radio and I can dial help. I can call the foe depot uncut” or any law cnfoiccciucm agency needed.
Hassold said, “We’re gonna have bunches oi deputy shcrdf s up there and WORD (Water Oriented Recreation District) will have river rangers.”
Hassold vaid the Emeigency Communications Club assists law enforcement agencies and helps with scathes and rescues along the water.
vents Comal County officials from removing die exotic pct A poiuon of die endangered species act was used in arguments lo keep the tiger Black said he moved from his pre
vuhis residence when Bexar County officials demanded he remove his pet. Comal County officials are making the same request Precinct 2 Commissioner Ned
Craigmile commented on the situa-uon. “We don’t want to destroy the amma! but it's not a house pet. ll needs to be removed.” Craigmile said other residents “do not enjoy living
next to a ZUO- to 800-pouud cat.” He added, “fhere will be anolian court appearance” hi Comal County Court on June 3.
In other county business.
• The court approved the concept of an escrow account for developers. Hie builder s money is held til coo* suta.non projects are complete. ITus would ensure that the County can complete projects if develope!* falter in their dunes. The escrow concept would also allow developers lo earn interest off titter money while its tied up.
• Commissioners appl os cd the roads built in Tdeu Ranch. The court also approved the Rocky Creek subdivision Pha/c J project near Fann-to-Market Road 484. Both sites are in Schwab's precinct.