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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 4, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Warden Neel Etheredge retires after 24 years, Page 5A New Braunfels yiv Vol 134 No 19? •h 707 LandaSt New Braunfels Texas 78130 (USPS 377-800) 512-625-9144 I ¥ Stammtisch The stammtisch ui«>ve was drawn by \lan frollinger of N«*w Braunfels. NS hot) Mal a * hill! ir lh** late l94o> arni car.y 195*k iii \\ tell northeast of Waco in McLennan fount) th** farmers and folks from around th** area would drop by the \xtell General siett In th** store wav a table comprising root U-* r las** cartons and a plywood top Th* names played on this stammtts included M<*oll (J and Ch*** kel while conversation centered ar the weather .*h«» t *    »    ted    . and flow w**ii it w.iv 'I.* , !fa* economy and of risirv* Alan will lunch at the .-* «ft v hi* choice within reason vc of Mantid /.eltung It you * an I a stammtisch *»r even if *ou )>, sutta dr aw wk* send it lo I tan Slammtisch Search latvia Nev* Braunfels texas *81 o w us** em all sum>ei of later als on a Sundav and «tier. we l<> New Braum*    ’    « ann*huh ***1 Friday that I. I«eI ween la**p ic. at*! *,r at the railroad if a« k .. ii Monday and possibly iw* atoke a a atef line is tx ii Workmen alit ie from*. railroad Ira. t ala te IU all! ta* placed [VENIAL Hines AWARENESS WEEK (JcUixr4Kll9S7 Helot>er I lo is vtental Hilt* vs Aw ai et a* vs Wiek Ha* w***-!* aas originally levi grated m i *k , av a means to >a*ip el tm male (ta* '■llgnta of having mental illinw Mill r oun try Hospital in I ive < tak otters act of opportunities and yittuun on mental tw*alfh tnpH s ( ill*. <***«m t< fit»d *Hif when ma iou might wart b i las k <Hjt is sc tie* luted Also lf y*u haven I visited oor ars I ornat County Mental llealtti Mental Hetardataai ‘ enter of North street you slMHild It is a !.im mat mg pl.** «* aint the people Ita l** k> g>»«d a (irk New Braunfels Mush study Glut meets at V lupin I bul sday <Kt al seel** Marish Mall Mtei a t*nef bulbless meeting; (k ie Ollom alai Tom Mugler will present a program entitled siring I* lu* adon which will in* lode rn av)* played by their students N *H1 W ill ta gl * el* I by I ut > Bartram and Jennifer Burtcti I'resident Kcagan I* inlay signed a proclamation de* tai mg ‘st i» us Sunken ‘treasure’ Cee ilia Lind of the Houston Underwater Club pokes up through weeds being cleaned from the Comal River Saturday by some 325 divers from across Texas Pictured at far right is but a fraction of all the aluminum and other cans collected by divers The weigh to ontmued until after dark The annual Trashfest I ’ . •.    ;*o    :    -    *    f. I un is of debris Divers from Su* h i laces as Odessa [»a as Houston Del Rio and * e >t*wh**'o i onverged on New Braunfels home of the ‘ * i or test naturally occurring vet in the world to help ean 'ut the bannet of o*br s an j weeds as well 1 r 1 * ‘ ’** a w*s sponsored bv ♦ •.**ra New Braunfels bus rn* ‘-ses and individuals a ict of the * e helping out and figures for amount of debris r* “oved will be published I * g the coming .vee** For 1 re rd foot arbs of the See SI AMMI ISCH f».*(|c IU It s a wonderful day in the neighborhood Today will be sunny and mild with a high near it) and east winds near IO Tonight will be a little warmer than the last few days, but it s still nice snuggling weather The low will be in the mid Sos Monday will be sunny and warm with a high in the mid 80s Ah. fall TIM Menu BUSINESS.............IO    MB CLASSIFIED.   ...........J    IE CONKS ........ Section    D CROSSWORD DEAR ANY............... EDUCATION ............ ENTERTAINMENT........... AALEIOOSCOfi ...... OBITUARIES .... STORTS . WEATHER 2E ..BA ...JE ...IE I SB ...?A .. .68 9 UA ... 2A With several resignations pending and discontent within Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Department, emergency medical service staff and firefighters contend... 'We'regoingto    wo Bv OAVID MAY SKH Write* liespite resignations o( three emergency service personnel last week and threatened resrgnatHXis of at least five others emergency medical service at Station 2 was never in jeapordy of shutting downentirely That is the word of some members ot Cany on I-ake Volunteer Fire Department who do con cede that problems atiound internally among some members During a board of directors meeting last week three emergency service technicians resigned their duties while five more letters of resignal Kins are being held in abeyance for now while directors and superv isors seek solu turns to allegations of petty jealousies and ver Bal attacks among some in the department Three others are currently on leaves of atxsenc es Two of the leaves of absence were not just turmoil " said Brenda (lilies, an KMT firelighter who also sits on the Cl.VFC board * it was family and business and other things on lop of the turmoil that was loo much " (lilies says that reports that had all the resignations tendered last Tuesday night tieen accepted, emergency medical service in western portions of Canyon Lake serviced by Station 2 where most of the reported trouble has occurred would have continued Mew ant to assure the community of that. ’’ stated (filles who with CLVFD Chief Hollo Skinner said personnel have fielded numerous phone calls concerning serv ice status in the hours following publication of those troubles “We are going to work our tails off whether they stay or leave ” Some unhappy over exciting conflicts with other personnel were not making emergency runs prior to Tuesday s meeting, bul she said since that even those who have offered their resignations were once again resuming their duties “It is very hard to work and keep a volunteer system, one as large as ours. together and run mng smoothly.” said Gibes * Not even a large company runs smooth We are going to have problems We are only human ” Station 2 is staffed with 27 KMTs of various degrees and is the largest of five stations at the lake Had the resignations taken place 17 would have remained A meeting of KMT per sonnet is sc heduled for either Sunday or Tues day evening when a permanent coordinator w ill be named Kobtn Scott was made interim coordinator last week after Tinker McKachem resigned that position The board has tentatively agreed to a new policy wherein the KMS coordinator would answer directly to the board instead of an assistant fire chief as presently ruled Statements made by McKachem and partially addressed in some of the resignation letters. said there were jealousies among some firefighters against others seeking EMT cer t if ic at ion I don t think that is right.” said Skinner. “I don t know of any body w ho is jealous over that Everyone has the same opportunity.” i am not going to say we don t have problems otherwise what happened last week wouldn't have taken place, but I don’t think jealosy is the problem ” Gibes concurred Both Skinner and Gibes believe that frustra tions pent up among some personnel finally spilled over Had personnel aired their problems through the proper channels, specifical Iv a grievance committee, they feel much of what was expressed at last week s meeting would have greatly been mitigated, “We have a good set of by law*.” said Skin ner. who has been with the department 12 years and has served as fire chief for three years We should make a by law and stick to it A grievance committee can work things out "* See MEDICAL. Page 2A County solons plan at least one public meeting on water district U, DAVID MAV SUH Mr lier Ber sons interested in a proposed water oriented recreational district iii ( dmal ( ounty will have an opportunity in the coining weeks to parti*, ipale in at least one question and answer session with count) commissioners We are planning a communications meeting to tie ip inform the people what the law can arui can not do said Commissioner J I. Evans Fr iday adding that a time and place of such a meeting JMUild tie announced later this week We still need to decide how we ale going to meet with the p*s>plt* stated Evans As proposed and authorized by state law atom al County VV ater Oriented Recreation District, if approved iii November by voters county wide would establish district boundaries and a govern mg board to oversee district funding arid disburse merit of funds Revenues would ta* derived from one or several funding sources such us user l«*es sales taxes or bond monies aimed mainly at road and law en for cement improvements arid litter control I-vans said Im* hopes to address concerns of Biose who feat state legislation, written exclusive Iv for Comal ( ounty. might tie amended m til** tuture lo allow ad valorem revenues lo fund a district once it is established or an amendment which would allow condemnation by th** county Nettlier is permissable under the present provi Mons ''You can t really say what might happen in the future,” admitted Evans But I can t imagine any legislator introducing something like that unless tliere was a groundswell of support tor that ” Addressing those concerns, blate Sen Judith Zaffirim said she would heed the w ishes of her con stiluents in considering any amendments to House Bbl 2194 that prov Hied local option “I would have to listen to what bit* people wanted,” said /affirm) during a recent visit to New Braunfels * lf they wanted such amend ments bien I would tie inclined to support those wishes Th** same is true if they do riot want those changes ” Ray Spivey, a member of Rep Edmund Kuernpet’s staff, said iii a statement issued from Austin recently that th** bill gives county residents power to create a district with the authority to deal with many of the issues associated with the tourist industry He listed the litter problem and th** lack of funding to provide additional law enforcement. EMS services and sanitary facilities as examples of problems the district could ad dress The legislative aide said the basic concept Sunday October 4. 1987 50 Cents 6iveSe t ons 48 Pages behind the park district was to levy a system of us* ! fees on county visitors Since the problems such as titter are created by v isitors to the county it was imperative that a system tie used that allowed tourists to fund solutions. Spivey slated He added that when the bill was drafted careful attention was given to protecting property and taxation rights of residents He slated that there will be no property taxation by the new district In additum, he said the district will not have the power of eminent domain lf a district is created the district may lev y user fees A rate not greater than 5 percent can tx* charged on the price paid for a camping or picnic space or river access that costs at least SI a day. Spivey said in his written statement Hotels and motels, recreational guide services and water equipment rental equipment expenses also would tie subject to user fees Spivey said another source of funding for the district would be the issuance of revenue bonds ap prove*! by a majority of voters “In order to protect local businesses the district cannot engage rn any activity at a river access location that com petes with private enterprise except for the opera turn oi one ot the permanent improvements," he said Kerrville men avoid serious injury Friday as plane flips Two Kerrville men escaped serious injury when the plane in which they were riding struck a dirt embankment and flipped after an attempted landing at the Bulverde Airport Fri day afternoon Gus Schreiner was flying the Mooney smgieengine craft at the lime of the crash VS illiam Lew is w as flying with him Both men walked away from the crash scene and were taken to Northeast Baptist Hospital where they were treated for bruises and minor lacerations Investigators reported that the pilot apparently attempted to land at the airport but descended too late and ran off the end of the runway While attempting to gam altitude after the (ailed landing attempt the small plane struck tree tops and flew nose first into a dirt embankment then flippest landing on its top short Iv after noon Fridav NB health patterns studied By SARAH DUKE Staff Ante* Researchers have finished their in ilia! work in New Braunfels and have begun to analyze th** health patterns habits and stress of local residents Gary Gabehart of the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio said Friday that a preliminary glance at data collected from 343 New Braunfels households indicates the percentage of smokers in the local community is lower than average That observation may tx* significant in the health study which is aim ed at studying risk factors for cancer and chronic disease Based on the results of the survey and similiar ones in surrounding counties the UT Health Science Center will conduct a three year program to reduce cancer and chronic disease risk in the area “What we were doing was develop mg a profile of the population and perceived health considering tobacco us** alcohol use diet and stress ” Gabehart said Information about oc cupations and social support of m dividuals also was collected in the survey Twelve loc-a1 residents worked See STUDY P««e 2A ;