New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 27, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
America falls back to Standard Time (See Below)SundayOctober 27, 1991
Vol. 139. NO. 244
Serving NEW BRAUNFELS and COMAL COUNTY / Home of George Rec herFour Sections, 56 Pages
In the pumpkin patch
See Page 2A for information on enterprise zone
By MARK WARNKEN Staff Writer
The New Braunfels City Council is scheduled to consider election of a new mayor and, if necessary, election of a mayor pro tem during meeting Tuesday.
The mayor’s office became vacant after James Goodbread’s recent resignation. Goodbread will continue to serve as a council member.
Tuesday’s meeting was delayed one day from its usual fourth Monday slot because of an expected lack of a quorum. The regular meeting will
start at 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the Municipal Building, 424 S. Casten Ave. A workshop to discuss a proposal to establish an enterprise zone in New Braunfels will precede the regular meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Council members also will consider authorizing reimbursement to council members of legal expenses resulting from the recent turmoil at City Hall that also resulted in the res
ignation of City Manager Paul Grohman.
The council also will:
• Consider appointing a member to the Lands Park Golf Advisory Board for an unexpired term ending June 27, 1992.
• Consider approving the first reading of an ordinance nominating an area as an enterprise zone.
• Consider awarding bids for the
purchase of patrol cars for the New Braunfels Police Department.
• Meet in executive session concerning pending litigation. The city is involved in legal action against the Lafarge Corporation and its plan to bum hazardous waste near the city. Also, the city has intervened on the side of the Sierra Club in a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of the Interior to protect the Comal Springs and the Edwards Aquifer.
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Gus Feltner Jr., Jesse Montanez, B.C. Smith, Margie Gonzalez, Lucy Rosales, David Guerrero and Jimmy Guerrero.
Wishes for a “happy birthday”. Monday to Ray Strickland, Amanda Maxwell, Stephanie Ortiz, Elroy Ewald, John Krizek, Lucy Hartfield, Julia Soefje, Laura M. Martinez and Kristi Intrau.
Belated birthday wishes to Laura M. Martinez, Paula Molina and Belinda Vargas.
Belated anniversary wishes to Marvin and Mildred Gurica.
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.
St. John’s Episcopal Church, located at Guenther and Lee streets, will continue its Alternative Gift Market today from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Life giving gifts arc purchased and sent through non-profit agencies to people in need in this and other countries. Persons participating will receive a personally inscribed gift card to give to the gift recipient.
Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School Annual Fall Festival continues today at 386 N. Casten Ave. Live entertainment will be provided throughout the day. An auction is slated for 3 p.m.
Safe Night Take the chills and gore out of Halloween and put in fun and thrills galore at “Safe Night,” sponsored by the New Braunfels High School Student Council.
“Safe Night” is slated for Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m. NBHS clubs will line the halls with booths of food, fun and games and the Theater ’N Talent Club will host its 5th Annual Haunted House. The house opens at 5:45 and closes at 8 p.m. Admission is $1.
The American Legion and Ladies Auxiliary will be selling Buddy Poppies in New Braunfels on Nov. 8-9. Money from of the sale will go to help the veterans and their families in time of need. The poppies sold in New Braunfels were made by veterans in the Temple VA Hospital.
The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is cosponsoring a haunted house with the Canyon High School Thespian Society at the I .anda Park Bath House. Visitors are welcome lo tour the house for $2 per person through Oct. 31. Children under 6 enter free. House hours are from dusk to 9 p.m. Open late Halloween night. For more information call 620-PLAY.
Organizers of Weihnachtsmarkt arc working with downtown merchants to supply discounted tickets to the annual market slated ll iii year for Nov. 22-24. To find the discounted tickets look for the signs at participating stores.
New Braunfels High School Choir Boosters will meet Nov. 4 al 8m STAMMTISCH, Page 2A
County receives cement from Lafarge
By MARK WARNKEN Stall Writer
Comal County Commissioners Court’s acceptance of an offer of free cement from the Lafarge Corporation has no impact on the county’s continued opposition to the company’s plans to bum hazardous industrial waste here, according to County Judge Caner Casteel.
Lafarge plans to donate bagged five-pound samples saved from each cement production run. Precinct 2 Commissioner Neil Craig-mile said during a meeting last week.
“In the long run, this will be cost-effective for us," he said.
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Expect partly cloudy conditions today with a 20 percent chance of rain. The high temperature will be about 85 today. Friday's high was 91 and the overnight low was 71.
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Shannon Effenberger, daughter of Wayne and Ginger Effenberger, was named the 1991 Homecoming Queen for New Braunfels High School Friday Her escort is Pete Martinez, son of Pete and Mary Martinez.
TML supports SB 1099
By MARK WARNKEN SteN Writer
The Texas Municipal League Resolutions Committee during its annual convention in Fort Worth last week overwhelmingly approved a resolution proposed by the city of New Braunfels that supports suite Senate Bill 1099, which mandates new hazardous waste regulation.
New Braunfels City Council Member Paul Fraser presented the resolution for consideration, which he said was approved by all but a handful of the 200 or so cities represented on the committee.
“I feel very encouraged. These people see hazardous waste as a thing that you have to be very wary of. There’s not a lot of big selling you have to do on this issue,” Fraser said.
The object of the resolution is to have TML send letters in support of the new law to the governor, Texas Water Commission and the Texas Air Control Board.
While TML resolutions normally involve pending legislation instead of laws already in place, such ss SB 1099, the TMI. executive director requested that Fraser send a sample of
"I feel very encouraged. These people see hazardous waste as a thing that you have to be very wary of." — Paul Fraser
the letter he proposes, Fraser said.
The city of New Braunfels adopted a resolution in August supporting the bill because it may prevent implementation of a plan by the Lafarge Corporation to store and bum hazardous waste in the cement-making process at IU Balcones Cement Plant near New Braunfels.
SB 1099 includes a provision that prohibits issuance of state permits to commercial hazardous waste facilities located within a half-mile of an established residence, church, school, daycare center, park or body of surface water used for public consumption.
A city-commissioned survey indicates three residences fall within a half-mile radius of the cement kiln concerned.
Council may consider electing mayor
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
Two Central Texas men remain in the Comal County Jail today in lieu of a $100,000 bond each following their arrest on first degree felony drug charges.
Aubrey Ray Farris II, 23, of Killeen and Bradley Cornelius Rogans, 20, of Copperas Cove were arrested by officers from the Alamo Area Narcotics Task Force, the Comal County Sheriffs Department and the New Braunfels Police Department.
Both men have been charged with delivery of a controlled substance, LSD. Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace R.G. “Doc” Blanchard set each bond.
At the time of the arrest Thursday night, officers seized 1,500 dosages or “hits” of the drug, $240 cash and a 1976 Chevrolet pickup truck at the arrest site, a convenience store at Loop 337 and River Road.
During a follow-up investigation Saturday, officers from Comal and Coryell counties executed a search warrant at Rogans’ residence in Copperas Cove and turned up a small amount of marijuana and other evidence that there had been drug activity in the house, Bremer said.
Following the search, roommates of Rogans called the Coryell County Sheriffs Department and reported that they had removed drugs and money from the residence at Rogans’ request and that they wanted to turn it over to authorities, Bremer said.
“They turned over to Sheriff Gerald Kitchens, 2,300 hits of LSD and $2,600 in cash,” Bremer said. “Thai’s great when you can go from county to county like that and just keep carrying non.”
LSD is a hallucinogenic drug that creates psychotic “trip episodes” and illusions. The LSD was in paper blotter form where drops of the drug were dripped onto perforated squares of paper which are separated and taken orally.
Street value of the drug is up to $10 per hit if sold individually, he said.
Investigation continues into the case, Bremer said.
Pumpkins of all sizes, shapes and faces made an appearance at the Carved Pumpkin Contest, sponsored by the Downtown Association, Saturday. Matthew Shipley, 12, won in the ’’scariest" category; Robin Williams had the "funniest” and Jenny Bott Ubrand, 5, won "most creative” and "beet of show." In the adult category, Don and Jan Kennady won top honors. At right, Jordan Thomas gets his face painted with something "scary." (Photos by Annelies Schlickenrieder)