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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 4, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas 13-4A summary — Tonight's the Highth Page 8 New Braunfels /IV [*■1 Vol 134 Ne Friday September ^ 1987 25 Cents One Section 20 PagesCommissioners set hearings to garner input on proposed firearm regulations By DAV ID MAY Stat! Writer Comal Count) Commissioners haw their sights set on (Ht*r hunter-* who in the past have been alloted to disc harge firearms in populated hut unincorporated areas of the count) Commissioners later this month 'Atli hold public hearings one in the « anyon Lake area to gamer input 'rom i ite rs before drafting a resolution that vs iii make it a Class i misdemeanor punishable rn .* fine iud to «• \. eed $3*i to fire w*apot.' ii area' -ah divided bs lots of IO ac res or less senate Hill *H spot wired tis 'en Hill Sims l> San Angelo approved by legislators during regular session arid effective as of \ug ti empowered count) governments to regulate firearms in i»«*oulaf**d areas large Stories abound nearl) every fall of hunter* riding through neightxirhoods in the backs of pickups rifles loaded firing at deer Reports of stray bullets rice* heting dangerously off homes and property * ontinue This has been a problem for a numtier of years said < any"' Lake resident James Smith one of a dozen persons Aho attended ipport of regulating untv Thev drive the buck lf v we go the Thursday se firearms in th st rf** >king They iggesi d< Church and a former Fed* a Hurt »u of I: vestigation agent asker! that commis--!'’in* extend their resolution to cover any rubber weapon My encouragement is to include a caliber weapons said I ovrt Statistics show that more people ar* si ,a j_> calmier weapons than any other Llovd told commissioner' of a group of * ’ght I»uc k last year wf ct. *?** out of < . '.ands ami were looked qon as pet" lh sa it! ail were killed last w-ur bv hunters I* enft ami bib ran J I lear nm rn vhat* that fry ti Ka a unb Another Ii ikf* arc ‘a resident Hill S Jater Evans who hunts deer Ugmusiy’ and is a ihie of lifetime me mt *er of the National Kin** adopt s Association sal *i Vnv weapon fired a round ut pro * any on Lake ■ IS danger* JUS ' - The senate bi Ii ad< cire sse> areas div hi led in to parcels of avn *r •*" both plat ted or intended to tm plat tell Included is a grav aie,i that rn. ; equ: ire an attorney gen era I s ruling as to whether th« policy could be en forced on unplatted lots 'Ar* want to apply it to all tracts of land small in size Ae might have to have a test ase to sh- whether that is valid or not said County Judge Fred Clark The county intends on having a resolution intact prior to th** upcoming hunting season In other action commissioners named per sons to serve on 'he county s Child Welfare Boar I and bna! Kmergeney Planning Com mitier- for Hazardous Materials Management and established a penalty for returner! checks < ’ommissioners unanimously accepted the nominations of Bubs Rigsby retired st ho* boa ' t r u' i librarian Margy Han driek teacher ut Canyon Middle School Susan barger o L.e school volunteer and IH*nnts Kocpp sheriff s investigator to servo on the Comal County C'hiio Aelfare Board Also accepted were nominations to the Lot a Kmergeney Planning Committee for Hazardous Materials Management The comr Jte- w I! be chaired by Ernie Hassolc president of the New Braunfels Emergency C'ommunic'lions (rub and Comal County ( v Defense Fescue Club tither members include Sen Judith Zaffirim Commissioner Ne: t raigmile New Braunfels Police Chiel Burney Boonk Civil Defense Coordinator Herb sering N>u Braunfels Eire Marshal Elroy Eriesenhahn Penny Rhoads Barbara T eken Mary Faria Harvey Pape. Don Ferguson Jim Aebre and Hank Pierce Evans evfonded board representation to include Sheriff A alter F ellers or his designee an; tho ! re chiefs of the three county See COUNTY Page 2 Canyon Lake youth dies Women line up for Comal County WIC A od nos k * blk H OS H;U!V M. Mi Va I irs Mi'tdio S*. fax*; in SAI I kef ♦ as pronounced ha! by Brook M*mJ Metis at ! . fib I fin a1 Thurvluv at approximately ll I Sr. Tits Oaqtf 2 Ilk Iii an« PhD? Dery! C*ark I adit*' Vutiinii v to tbe Veterans, of F »reign Aal' I’uSt th* u »*■ ■ everyone to express their pall lot i** rn t<v displaying the I lilted stat* s flag tm Monday I at- Day Th* Schertz I anniv Reunion *>. t*e belli at lh* Hi a* ken < hur< ti * of!, rn unity Mali I* ginning at p rn Saturday Bring voted dish and tea tidier and utensils will I*** pro v cled F <tiks es^aectaiiy Inn g in the area of F redru ksburg Road neat Land.* Park are tieing asked ti) keep ab eve **ut for a tila* k I afara* tor who goes t.y thr name Rondo Mix* and ( an dame owners of Pie NAUL < .trine sav h*- is friendly ami will answer to just about anything They arrode! mg a reward lot ins ut urn md tfi* •» can In* reached at * * 44H* See STAMM! ISI H Bay* . Iaiuks like tiw i *>l Weather is ovet for a while tnit that s t*K at least fur the Lutk»r Day weekend bunny amt lint today with a high of ‘ ami southeast winds at IO mph Ionight atli ta* fall with a low in the upper bos and ligtit winds Saturday will ta* most ly sunny with a higt) iii tile mid f*os and southeast winds at lo mph Sunday will l*e partly cloudy ami twit ami Momiay will have a chance ol Isolated thundei shower s The Menu CLASSI! IID    13    19 COMICS    IO CROSSWORD    3 ULAK ABBY    12 LNURTAINML NI    ll RELIGIOUS LOCUS    bl SPORIS    8 9 Other grants possible Application for Wal-Mart project funds incomplete Bz SAO AH DUK E Staff Arder Women with young children at their sides and babies in their arms lined up Thursday to take advantage of the Aomen Infants and Children program which opened for the first day at the Loma! County Health Department Sharon Porter regional director of the VV IC program througheut much of I entral Texas said she and other health • orkers enrobed bo people in the program designed to prov ide nutritional education and food to pregnant and nursing women infants or young children with dietary deficiencies That s really good Porter said of the crowd ol people who took advantage of the program A lot of places we go we have to put up posters in laundromats and all over tow n just to get people in And we had this many people come in just from word of mouth she said while relax mg after a hectic day of interviewing women with children Porter said she usually screens about 3' to 23 applicants in a day compared to the ho she and cither health workers handled Thursday AK personnel will tie in New Braunfels again Sept lo and 24 After tha’ the AH program officials ex pevt to v mil tile Comal County Health I department four limes a month To be eligible tor the program which provides nutrition classes and coupons for food persons must meet government income guidelines Porter said program workers usually handle about IOU participants during a day at other county sites That figure she said includes a number of women who take nutrition esses she did not conduct any nutrition classes Thursday but mere iv tried to screen applicants An addn Mona! IO applicants didn t fit into Thursday's schedule and had to be rescheduled for next week bounty Health Nurse Mary Lou Flrlien said there s still a tot of non Knowledge about what's going on ''fie added that she hopes to spread •he word about the program and have as many eligible women and children participating as possible FIrben said potential applicants are welcome to stop by the health office and pick up applications Persons in the program receive coupons such loods as mlant formula milk fruit cereal and eggs The coupons may be used to purchase the food from participating local grocers Porter said persons with questions about the program can call the ATC offices collect in San Marcos Thursday marked the end of a long wait for Comal County mothers lax a1 mother' w ho had sought to join the program in the past had been turned away by surrounding county programs because Comal County was one of tne few Texas counties without the nutrition program A hi e the H*85 census indicated See wiC Page 2 CISD tax hearing set public comment on an en of the distribution center -a*eti as the major hurdle to dopment funds from the* fie hag vet Ae ve still got to meet all th* said City Manager Jim Michie Thurs Bz SAO AH DUKE Stall VV* lief Atule Sew Br aunt*»' is its line fat receive a major government giant to finance utility extensions to Un Aal Mart distribution site city officials have then eyes on ulh* i grants that could benefit tile citv in alhet ways City staff is awat! VI moment a1 assessment site Ila* assessment Was obtaining economic dev slate s coffers “Its not regulation.* day Court Thieleman of the city manager s office said the public comment period lo* tfu* environmental assessment will end Tuesday Vs of Thursday altei n*nm no comments had Us n received He said city staff New Braunfels I Kilties stub and Au! Mart engineers have put in a lot ol lime preparing the en vironmeniai assessment that found the Aal Mart distribution cent et will have no significant impact on Uh- environment where tilt utility extensions and tin* new building w ill be VI though the cliv will most likely receive tin* $ mo »*** grant for the VS a1 Mart project, the grant ap plication has tied u*en completed Thieleman said the most imjMMtaht grant requirement was the en v ironmental assessment • Now we're working on ttie grant application Once vou gel Hie lunds then I tit* fun starts he said City and NHI officials expect to receive grant funds by Sept 2a Michie explained that the giant which originated with the federal Housing and I than Development The matn test (tor receiving economic development grant funds) is creating new lobs lf we get a good prospect that s new to the area and will create tub* then we can apply tor funds kVe don I have a prospect rn hand but we re going to look " Joe Michie City Manager agency will come to the city through the slates discretionary lunets The city will then pass the funds on to NHI to finance utility extensions Federal funds available to Aal Mart also will tund uUmt Ko percent ut the pay for low to moderate income jobs at the distribution center tor the first veal t hieleman said The funds are designated under the Job Partnership Training Vet which pays for a portion of training (or low and moderate income workers The distribution center is expected to hire atmut 400 employees in the first year of operation Thieleman said whether A al-Mart hires locally or not is up to tin1 company The city manager said lie and other stall officials are keeping their eyes open tor other projects similar to th** Aal NI ult distribution center which will benefit the local economy Theres not anything that ap pears now on the horizon Michie said Th** main test oi the main criteria (for receiving economic development grants is creating new jobs lf we get a go*st prospect that s new lo the area arui will create new jobs then we can apply for fund* Ae don't have a prospect iii hand, but we re going to look See GRANTS Page 2 The I'omal school district s board of trustees voted Thursday setting a tax hearing for 7 to p rn Thursday sept 17 to consider increasing the district s tax rate to SI per SKX) valuation The proposed tax increase which ^presents a 4 kb percent increase over Bm* current effective tax rate would raise school taxes for the average Comal County homeowner from S iSo 33 to $J77 7o considering general exemptions available to most homeowners The board will take no action dur mg the tax nearing Trustees are ex peeled to vote on the tax rate on Sept 21 The proposed tax increase is need ed to fund the district s $18 4 million budget approved by CISD trustees Aug 24 Abel Campos CISD's business manager said th** tax in creases are needed to pay state mandated teacher salary increases cither school district employees also will receive pay increases under the new budget The new budget includes few other increases except for employee pax and utility expenses Trash incinerator prompts fire alarm at Laurel Plaza Smoke from a trash incinerator gave residents of Laurel Plaza and New Braunfels firefighters a scare Thursday night There was no uncontrolled fire and no injuries were reported from the senior housing complex at loo Laurel Lam* Smoke was actually billowing from inside the building s incinerator which was either still smoldering from the trash burn Thursday afternoon or perhaps garbage caught fire from a lit cigarette tossed down the trash chute according to officials tile re There was no fire or damage reported by either fire department or Laurel Plaza officials New Braunfels fire department received a call of heavy smoke at the center around ll p rn and answered promptly with a ladder truck and two pumper trucks Volunteer firefighters were summoned but then advised to disregard • Somebody on the hill probably saw the smoke and reported it,” said Brenda Killen of Laurel Plaza this morning Smoke pouring from the in cinerator’s smoke stack atop the building gave an eerie effect that it was actually coming from upper floors on the buildings southwest corner Resubmits stood outside and on their balconies and watched as fire officials waited lor a main tainence worker to arrive ;