New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 8, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Vol. 139. No. 253
Serving NEW BRAUNP1L8 and COMAL COUNTY / Home
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November 8, 1991
One Section, 14 Pages
The New Braunfels Herald-Teitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Edgar Haworth, G.A. Voight, Scott Campos, Laura Rogers, Kathy Wetz, Jonathan Saucedo, Roy Williams, Jesse Irown, Edgar Harborth, Joe Scott, Pcnni Salgc.
“Happy birthday” Saturday to Christopher Strickland and Roy Ybarra.
Belated birthday wishes to Doug Miller.
“Happy anniversary" to Patrick and Yvonne Dcsfosses.
Belated anniversary wishes to George and Julia Socfjc arui Mr. and Mrs. Alfonso Soliz.
Enchilada plate sale to benefit the King and Queen of Hearts Coronation is slated for Saturday, Nov. 9 at Holy Family Church Hall from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plates are $3.50. Sponsored by the C.Y.O.
Nov. 21 is World Hello Day. Everyone who participates greets IO people. Join people in 142 countries who participate in this annual activity for advancing peace through personal communication. This tidbit is brought to you by the Dittlingcr Memorial Library, where the staff is waiting lo say hello. Visit the library six days a week at 373 Magazine Ave.
The Canyon Lake Eastern Star Chapter No. 1103 will sponsor its annual spaghetti supper and country store Saturday, Nov. 9 from 5-8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church at Canyon Lake located on Farm-to-Markcl 306. Donations for die supper arc $5 per plate for adults and $3.50 per plate for children 12 years of age or under.
Organizers of the 13lh Annual New Braunfels Ducks Unlimited Banquet have set this year’s event for Nov. 19 at the Elks Lodge.
“Invitations have been sent to all past and present local D.U. members. If you would like to attend contact Jean or Betty at Citizens Bank at 629-2265 for ticket information,” said Michael Meek, chairman of the local D.U. chapter.
Tickets this year arc again $50, which includes the banquet and a full year's membership in Ducks Unlimited. Wildlife art. guns and other items will be exhibited in several raffle and auction formats. The purpose of the event is to raise funds for North American wetlands preservation.
Preparations are being made for the East Zone meeting of Texas Garden Clubs, Inc. New Braunfels Council of Garden Clubs will sponsor the program.
District ami state directors will be in attendance and all garden club members are urged lo attend. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the new Senior Citizens Center on Lands Street. Registration forms can be obtained from club presidents or by calling Mrs. Jack Moore al 629-1144. Registration deadline is Nov. 2. A guided lour of die antique rose garden will lake place after the activities for those interested.
Rehearsals for the chorus of the Mid-Texas Symphony are being conducted on Monday evenings Im ST AMM TISCH, Pag* 2
Plenty of sunshine and gusty winds are in today’s forecast as the temperature rises lo about 60 degrees. It’s going to be cool at the football games tonight as the low nears 30. I hc high temperature in New Braunfels Thursday wa 69 and the low was 34. Pot more weather see page 2.
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By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
A New Braunfels man remains in intensive care at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin after being involved in a one-car rollover on York Creek Road Thursday afternoon, near San Marcos.
New Braunfels EMS and Fire Department units were dispatched at 5:10 pjn. to the accident scene just over one mile east of Interstate 35 on York Creek Rood.
Joseph Saucedo Jr., 21, of Route 8 in New Braunfels, lost control, of his 1985 Ford Mustang on the wet road surface, according to DPS Trooper Jeff Sones, who worked the accident out of the San Marcos DPS District Office.
No citations have been issued.
Saucedo suffered injuries to his left arm which was “traumatically amputated,” according to EMS reports.
He was transported to the Central Texas Medical Center in San Marcos and later transferred to Brackenridge Intensive Care in Austin. .
Miz Moo, a pink cow, made the rounds at New Braunfels ISD elementary schools this week to tell kids about the importance of milk in the diet. Miz Moo gave the kids, pre*K through second grade, stickers that said “I love milk” and told them about calcium and other good things in milk. (Photo by Bill Ervin)
Group studies treatment plant for county
By MARK WARNKEN City Editor
A non-profit corporation has applied to the Texas Water Development Board for a grant to study construction of a surface water treatment plant near Canyon Lake.
The recently formed Canyon Lake Water Supply Corporation has for the past nine months been studying possible ways to finance a water treatment plant to improve water service available in most of the rural areas
of die county, said David Wallace, the corporation's general manager.
Ihc corporation has hired a Dallas engineering firm, Bob Hogan and Associates, and filed a grant applied-
lion to study a possible water and wastewater supply cooperative, Wallace said.
Such a non-profit water supply cooperative would be owned and directed by its wholesale customers, which would include private water supply companies and subdivisions in the area, he said. The cooperative would have no taxing powers, he said.
lf the project goes according to schedule, a S22-million to $23-million plant with a capacity of three- to four-million gallons per day would be built, using bond funds available through the slate Water Development Board, in three years. The bonds would be paid off through revenue from the wholesale customers. he said.
But Wallace cautioned that no final answer on the grant application is expected until Doc. 12, so the project could take 20 years or longer.
The state has become increasingly concerned with water quality in the area, which lies over the essentially dry Trinity Aquifer, said Wallace, who owns a private Sattler-bascd water supply company, WW Water Company. For example, groundwater in the Horseshoe Falls area has too high a Bo wide content, Wallace said. Also, over the last five years, water in the Sallier area has been increasing in sulfates, he said.
MThe water quality and quantity is rapidly deteriorating,** Wallace said. “We’re going to go to surface water — period. Hither I'm going to do it or the state’s going to do it.**
The proposed district — which would cover most of the county not above the Edwards Aquifer — would cover about 255 square miles, roughly from Farm-to-Market 306 at Purgatory Road north to the Hays County line, west on Farm-io-Market 32 to U.S. 281, then south down U.S. 281 to
Texas 46, then cast on Texas 46 to Bear Creek Road, then back to the lake area, he said.
These boundaries, which don't include all the western and southern parts of the county, were selected because the designated arca falls into a specified drainage basin. Areas such as Bulverde fall into a different drainage arca, the San Antonio River drainage arca, but the corporation will consider applying for special permission lo include other rural areas of the county, as requested by the Commissioners Court, Wallace said.
The $250,000 engineering study gram, if approved, would involve $125,000 from the slate and $ 125,000 in matching funds.
Therefore, the corporation would need governmental entities — possibly some combination of the county, the Guadalupe Valley Telephone Company and the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority — to loan them die matching funds needed lo get started,
Others forming the corjioration along with Wallace include developer Carter Roper, president; private water system owner Doreen Rust, vice pres idem; construction company owner Tinker McKnight, director at large; and Cathy Rickman, secretary and treasurer. Currently, the corporation is based at Wallace’s WW Water Company.
lf a waler-treatment plant is built, the project would secure a reliable water supply for existing residences and businesses in rural Comal County and would ensure plenty of water for any future growth, Wallace said.
But, on the downside, more readily available water also may encourage growth and deteriorate the rural atmosphere, which some lake area residents may oppose, he said. But greater development may be part of the answer to higher Comal Independent School District property taxes due lo decreased state aid, he said.
Family members deal with Alzheimer’s
By ROBERT STEWART
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November it National Alzheimer’s Month and the Greater San Antonio Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association brought their “roadshow” to the new Comal County Senior Citizen's Center in New Braunfels Thursday night.
More than 75 people turned out at the meeting to hear speakers such as Linda Tresp, executive director of the Greater San Antonio Chapter and Dr. James Chambers, PhD, a professor of biochemistry and a brain researcher at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
There were allo two “caregivers” who spoke to the group about how they had been affected when Alzheimer's Disease affected members of their family.
“Alzheimer’s is a discase that kills brain cells,” Tresp said. “It affects memory, thinking and behavior. We carinate right now dun there are four million Americans affected by it."
Symptoms of the disease Include short-term memory problems, an inability to follow directions, poor or no judgment, getting lost, and not being able to handle money.
“They don’t recognize their own surroundings,” Trop said. “Some
one could live in the same neighborhood for 40 years and not recognize that as their own home.” Alzheimer'! patients go through a personality change where (hey appear to not be the same person, beam* moody and “lose their zest for life.”
“They are withdrawing because it’s too confusing,” Tresp said. “One thing (ha family members get tired of is repeat words. (Patients) keep asking the same questions over and over, because to them each time they ask is the Tira time.”
Tresp added that because there is no known cause for Alzheimer's (here is not a treatment for it. A clinical diagnosis for Alzheimer's comes (rom a doctor eliminating all other possibilities, she said.
"There are things that cause memory loss that are treatable,” Tresp said. “So please don't make any home diagnoses”
With an Alzheimer’s patient, someone else usually (mot recognize that there Is a problem and must make the appointment It is important toaownmany the person lo the doctor's office hecaoe the person may not remember why he Is there, she said.
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Fired Garden Ridge chief vows further legal action
By MARK WARNKEN City Editor
Former Garden Ridge Police Chief Parus Dudley on Friday said he plans lo pursue further legal action against Mayor Linda Klekar and Mayor Pro Tem Patti White for violating his civil rights during an evidcnciary hearing Wednesday.
More than IOO residents packed the standing-room-onl y Council Cham hers lo observe the hearing, similar to but not strictly • trial. The hearing included presentations by attorneys on both sides snd the swearing in, testimony and cross examination of witnesses. Afterward, the council voted 3-2 to terminate Dudley.
The civil rights violations include, for instance, his San Antonio attorney, Daniel Macro, having no opportunity to cross-examine during the city’s presentation of its case because the city called no witnesses. Also, he said White’s vote to terminate him was improper since she was one of the accusers.
“I’m going to continue to seek legal action as far as getting my job back,” Dudley said.
Dudley said that resident Joe McFadden said lie intends to go door-to door in tile city seeking removal of the mayor, mayor pro tem mid the two council members, John Curtis and J.P. Minikin, who voted to terminate him.
Council Member Reed Switzer, a Dudley supporter who resigned in anger after the meeting, said on Fri
day dun he has again withdrawn his
“I was very angry when I resigned. arid I didn't think before I said thai." Switzer said.
The council member submitted an earlier resignation in August, which he also withdrew within a week.
Resident Camille Broue. an organizer of a recent complaint against the mayor signed by 60 residents, said the revised document soon will be resubmitted after being returned by Minikin as invalid The complaint charges die mayor violated state open meet wigs laws,
“I’m very unhappy with what has happened.” site said. “We really need to follow our rules and our laws, and that applies to everybody.”
She said many residents arc upset with developments at City Hall.
Dudley had served as a Garden Ridge police officer for eight years In March 1988, he was named chief of the department, which now includes two other full-tinie officers arid five non paid reserve officers.
According to a formal wr itten com plaint filed by White, the allegations against Dudley, all of which be denied, included allowing a reserve officer lo patrol without suite-required paperwork, allowing another reserve to patrol without taking an oath.Coming Sunday...Florin
In the Herald Zettmng Sunday meet the man behind the accordion, Myron Floral, who performed for the 24th year a Wurstfea.
Take a look a Wurstfea which ends anotlier successful run on Sunday.
Learn how the workers a the Bracken Volunteer Ria Department make their famous potato pancakes each year for Wintfoa.
Look for att of this on the Kaleidoscope i^gi* Sunday