New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 6, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Page 6AHerald-Zeltung, New Braunfels, Texas
Sunday, October 6, 1991Area briefs
BOERNE — Both contemporary and German favorites will be on the program when the Beethoven Concert Band and Dance Band tune up for Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Boerne Area Community Center on Adler Road.
David Mathis is director of the tend. Soloist Joanic Aschbachcr, a lyric soprano with the Beethoven Damenchor, will sing selections by Gershwin. Bryon L. Autry, coronet soloist, will join the band for “Post Horn Gallop.”
The annual event, a fund-raiser for the community center, runs from 12 noon to 9 p.m. with intermittent accordion music through the day from Hans Steiger, a Beethoven Dance Band concert at 6 p.m., costumed Beethoven Dancers at 7:30 p.m. and die Beethoven Concert Band at 8 p.m. German food and crafts will be available and prizes will be awarded.
For information, call the center at 512/249-2811.
SAN MARCOS — City officials and business leaders in San Marcos say the will proceed cautiously in deciding whether to pursue state prison projects.
San Marcos Mayor Kathy M. Morris has called a public hearing Oct. 14 to discuss a request for a proposal the city has received from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
“I think it is important for the citizens of San Marcos to comment on whether they want San Marcos to consider applying for a prison site,” she said.
A failed 1987 attempt to locate a private prison facility near San Marcos created such a community split that the prison was moved to Kyle.
Jobless rate low
FREDERICKSBURG — With the best showing within a 21-county surrounding area, Gillespie County had an unemployment rate of just 1.6 percent in August, according to the Texas Employment Commission.
The rate is Fredericksburg’s lowest in IO months, with 136 individuals from the county’s civilian labor force of 8,689 individuals being out of work that month.
A year prior, Gillespie County’s August unemployment rate was 2.6 percent. The area’s highest rate was 5.0 in January.
SATTLER — United State Postal officials arc seeking a contractor to operate the Sattlcr-bascd unit following the announcement its current operator will retire Nov. 30.
Officials have roughly 60 days to fill the job, said Canyon Lake Postmaster Reagan Calhoun. In a notice posted last week, an Oct. IO deadline has been established for bids.
The announcement indicated the
winning bidder will supply “the building, utilities, labor, office supplies and equipment,” perhaps signalling the facility’s second move in five years.
Road work updated
JOHNSON CITY — Greg Haley, resident engineer in the Burnet office of the Department of Highways and Public Transportation, addressed a recent meeting of the Blanco County Commissioners Court on various area projects.
Haley said work on Farm-to-Market Road 165 east of Blanco was in the preliminary stages, with hydraulic and contract studies under way. Construction of a bridge there could begin by summer.
The road will be straightened to avoid auto accidents at the curve and raised to avoid flooding problems. A similar project has been prosed for FM 1623 west of Blanco, but the necessary rights of way have not been secured.
At the request of an area homeowner, pipes are being installed along Highway 290 west of Johnson City. The project will divert water that now flows along a county road to the highway.
Another project requested but not yet approved is diversion of a city street with numerous medical offices to create a direct link with Hwy. 290.
Poll plan opposed
BOERNE — Action to close Boer
ne Independent School District’s Precinct 2 poll in Fair Oaks Ranch continues to draw heated resistance from Fair Oaks Ranch officials.
In a recent letter to BISD Board President Wm. “Corky” Corcoran, Fair Oaks Ranch City Attorney Harvey Hardy called the board’s action illegal, underhanded and reprehensible, and termed it a “political machine vote” and a “sneak attack” on the residents of Fair Oaks Ranch.
At its September meeting, the board voted 4-3 to consolidate the district’s two precincts at Fabra Elementary School and ordered Superintendent Dr. Joseph Docnges to request pre-clearance on the change from the U.S. Justice Department.
WIMBERLEY — Medical emergencies at Wimberley^ Market Days should be dealt with more effi
ciently with a new infirmary equipped for service at Lions Field.
In the past, a local EMS unit handled all emergencies from an ambulance. On one Saturday, a crew handled eight to IO minor emergencies Ut Market Day and two auto wrecks qn the outskirts of the community. Now, infirmary personnel can handle miner situation on the premises, freeing the ambulance for more serious calls.
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during my lunch hour.” This is ludicrous — driving to San Marcos and back would take more than an hour — besides the time of his lecture to the students. Also in order to teach a college course one would have to prepare for same. All of this while he was being paid a nice salary by the city of New Braunfels.
Now when the City Council is planning investigators from out of Comal County should be hired. This ideas is foolish and downright irresponsible. We do not need to ask people from somewhere else to tell us who is right or wrong. This matter is for the citizens of New Braunfels to take care of. And if the members of the council arc either unwilling or unable to take care of this ridiculous mess, then it is high time that the taxpayers take immediate steps to take care of this.
George E. Nowotny New Braunfels
Losing and winning
“Losing the battle, but winning the war” is an expression I’m sure most of us are familiar with. This adage can be applied to many circumstances in life. In life, as in war, by losing a battle we can win by gaining endurance in this world of compromising standards.
By knowing that we have done our best the first time around (because we never get a second chance in battle and very seldom in life) we can hold our head up high and look anyone in the eye. When we know we have
fought the battle honestly, truthfully and to the best of our ability we are the winners.
This is a tribute to a loving, caring, kind and wonderful person who lost a battle, but won the war by gaining a great lesson in life which can only be learned by having experienced it.
Dorothy Kroesche New Braunfels
All should resign
In regard to the flap at City Hall, I think that the council and city manager should all resign — what is going on is just unbelievable!
With the possibility of spending $40,000 to solve their problem, is a disgrace! “Sap” taxpayer pays again.
EJ. Haubner New Braunfels
In the interests of the well being of our city, which all of us love, the City Council, in dealing with the issues concerning the city manager, needs to proceed on bases of fair and thorough considerations. Evaluation of programs, developments and overall progress need to be the basic considerations.
The accusations, insinuations and varied contentions appear to be somewhat superficial at best. It seems to me that attention and energy need lo be directed toward reckoning with the efficiency and effectiveness of the
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New Braunfels Sincere appreciation
George A. Garcia VFW Memorial Post Number 11050 intends to express their sincere appreciation to the following organizations and local patriots for their supports on its first fund-raiser held on 21 Sept. 91:
• American Legion Comal Post 179
• Texas Army National Guard
• Balcones Lafarge Corporation
• Tysons, Seguin
• Butter Krust Breads
• Buddy Faulkner/Danny Cardenas
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extend their gratitude to the entire community for the continued and dedicated patriotic involvement and effort displayed this memorable event.
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“We will never forget.”
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Oct. 10-13 Fairgrounds Seguin
Miss Round-Up Contest
7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 - Rodeo Arena
THURSDAY, OCT. 9 IS MILITARY DAY
All MilUtufwitt be admitted free.
• Fairgrounds Open at 3 p.m.
• Bake-Off 3 p.m.
• Dance 8:30 to Midnight With Music by Straight Away
FRIDAY, OCT. 11 IS SCHOOL DAY
All Students will be admitted free.
9 ain Fair Gates Open
12:30 & 3:30 pjn Bake-Off
5 p.m. .—Best Western Dress Contest
7:30 pjn___________Old Timers Rodeo
Dance with Music
SATURDAY, OOT. 12
9 a.m. ..................
9 a m. & Noon Bake-Off
10 AM...................Arts & Crafts Show
11 a.m..................................Pet Show
1 p.m. ......................Fiddlers Contest
4 p.m. .........................Bake-Off Finals
Dance with Muse 9 p.m. to 1 a.m by the Goolaks
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• Fairgrounds Open at Noon
• Ca’ Show 1 p.m.
• Dance 6 to 9 p.m,
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(Children under 6 free) Parking $1 Per Car
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