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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 20, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas Com resort owners at odds on room tax ByDYANNEFRY Staff writer Of the 20 hotel and resort managers who met Thursday at Guadalupe none favored an increase in the dty roomoccupancy Not at Gary manager of the Faust said he might support an in crease if more revenue was needed to promote the tourist He added that as far as he can the Chamber of Commerce is doing all right with what its and no one in the tourist industry is asking for Stan Woodward and Jack part owners in The Other werent sure anyone at all wanted to raise the room despite Bob Henrys reports of a move afoot to do so in city The best information I have is theres no move Krueger told who precipitated Thursdays meeting with a letter of warning to his fellow hotel Henrys family owns the Schlitterbahn and Landa If you had your ears youd know there was in spite of what they say in the replied All seven council when queried by the denied any knowledge of such a They also denied having discussed the room tax with who stated in his letter that hed gotten his information from a city council After two hours of the assembled hoteliers conceded that the tax money now allotted to the chambers Convention and Visitors Bureau might be better They decided the best way to achieve that was to work through the visitors Before it was all Bob and his son Jeff Henry had more or less agreed to rejoin the which the elder Henry had left in disgust some years Let me explain to you why I dont belong to the Chamber of Com he told the Ninety five percent of my business is done in the and I find it unreal that the chamber refuses to advertise when I do most of my who has served on the tourism committee ever since its Its the committees choice not to advertise for summer Wedidnt think it was wise to spend chamber money advertising for tourists when youre already Woodward challenged statistics quoted in Henrys which said the highest occupancy rate for any resort during the best quarter of the year was only 69 Were way over he The Other Place is usually booked up a year in because people leaving at the end of their stay make reservations for next Henry asked him which quarter April through or August through September During the said After Labor everything falls September is one of the months we the chamber committee As the evening Jeff Henry admitted his familys resorts had all the business they could handle in July and but he said June See Page 7 BOB HENRY tax consensus New Braunfels New Texas HeraldZeitung ne 15 16 Pages FRIDAY January 25 Cents Volume 15 USPS 377880 Teachers appeal denied By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer The State Commission of Education upheld the dismissal last year of a New Braunfels ISD State Board of Education Chairman Joe Kelly Butler ruled on 14 that the nonrenewal of the contract of Carmen Amaro was NBISD Superintendent Charles Bradberry was informed of the decision in a letter received With the Amaros only chance for reinstatement is through a civil court of Contacted Thursday night about her Amaro It Im not going to answer anything She said she would be contacting her Butlers findings in the case were based on recommendations by the boards hearing officer on July and commissioner on a firstgrade was with the district for 13 half of which was spent at Lone Star Her contract was not renewed during a fourhour hearing by the NBISD board of trustees May decision followed the administrations recom The first indication of the nonrenewal came in a meeting March Amaro requested a formal which is allowed by district the teacher did not appear at the following the advice of her legal Her attorneys also were unsuccessful in obtaining an injunction to District Court to halt those Four school including Lone Star Prin cipal Richard were questioned by NBISD Jack Borchers during the The reason for her dismissal was not Following the boards Amaro appealed to the In his hearing officer Mark Robinett wrote Petitioner received adequate notice in com pliance Term Contract Nonrenewal Petitioner waived her right to any issue related to the local hearing by failing to Petitioners appeal should be DENIED emphasis added by New storms bring subzero readings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A curtain of cold descending from Canada plunged temperatures to below zero tpday from the northern Rockies to the and readings in the teens were recorded as far south as Alabama and In if you want a warm you can go to said Nolan Duke of the National Severe Storms Forecast Center in Kansas Juneau and Anchorage were both to be at or above the freezing he The mercury sank to 31 below today in International and 24 below in Minneapolis reported a reading of 19 and most of Minnesota was in the minus20 to minus30 New Orleans hovered around the freezing mark and south Florida could do no better than the 40s and Todays Weather Temperatures are expected to drop into the 20s and combined with high wiil send the wind chill factor down to a bonechilling minusfive Theres also a 30 percent chance of sleet or snow ending late Winds will be from the northeast at 1525 mph shifting to the north at 1525 mph Sunset will be at and sunrise Saturday will be at But dense cloud cover apparently spared the Florida citrus belt from another killer cold like Think of the clouds as being a and it keeps the heat said Emmett Ricks of the National Weather Service in That protective roof has been blown off most of the nation by a jet stream of icy air from the depths of the And while the sun was expected to shine on most of the nation it will be an empty light bringing little warmth to a nation weary of Duke said temperatures will moderate somewhat over the Rockies and the Plains but warned that its still only From the Rockies to the Northeast and as far south as Kansas and the mercury was stuck below the zero Chicago checked in at minus 6 this It was 6 degrees below zero in 15 above in New York City and 12 degrees in In the the bitter cold com pounded problems caused by the snowstorms of the last two Whatever you got from the if you didnt scrape it off you can forget it for the next couple of said Jim Eberwine of the National Weather Service in where it was 7 Its going to be rock Interest low in utility payment plans Meter mischief Stafi pnoto oy Jonn Senter Some sharpshooting vandals shot out a window and a meter in the electrical substation behind Canyon High Thursday The suspects had to shoot through a window and from behind a fence to damage this located inside the substation control The damage was discovered Friday By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Because of Decembers Big local gas and electrical bills for January have been averaging two or three even four times higher than Both New Braunfels Utilities and Entex have publicized deferred payment options to their customers for but there havent been any takers No one had signed up for NBUs deferral Roberta collections said We have had a lot of phone calls asking about the but no actual she The situation at Entex is slightly dif We have for years worked with customers who cant pay all their Robert Entex district manager for South said Our proposal for January is to take the excess from and disperse that over 60 to 90 Jones added there are Entex customers currently on deferred payment but no one has signed up yet just because of the December cold Local gas bills in the mail for January have been close to twice the normal Jones Many people havent gotten their bills and some dont start thinking about paying it until two days before we cut their gas So we could still have some people sign up this Schmid said electricity bills to be paid in January have been three to four times higher than The cold spell coming during the Christmas holidays really hit some people she Many people have called about our temporary deferred payment but no one has actually come in and signed an Schmid We explain the program over the and then tell them they have to pay their February bill in plus the unpaid January A lot dont want to gamble that because its still cold and supposed to get she Under the NBU customers with a history of good credit may defer up to 50 percent of their 15 and 30 To sign customers must bring their bills to the Utilities Main Office at 263 Main Office and sign a payment deferral Thumbs down Garden Ridge residents oppose zoning law Inside At least 200 people braved the cold to show up for a town meeting over possible changes in the zoning ordinance in Garden Ridge Thursday And with one everyone who took the microphone had the same message We want Garden Ridge to continue as a way of and not just a place to Concern over a survey questionnaire listing 13 different zoning classiifications brought the crowd to the Bracken Volunteer Fire Department and the citys Planniing and Zoning Commission got exactly what it wanted lots of public The citys current zoning ordinance contains only three classifications R for residential single RA for and B for retail Commission chairman Bob Kolstad There are no Bs to The current minimum lot size is square with twothirds of the city The present zoning ordinance was established in Residents at the town meeting seemed to like the current minimum lot and didnt want to see it get any smaller with one Elaine Mount of 9335 Sumac Lane was all for a Garden Home Residential zoning proposal with a square foot minimum lot Im for garden because thats what I d like to live Mount said amidst voices in the audience suggesting she move somewhere Im not saying I want a lot of high density housing here But we could have a few nice garden homes with big yards to keep instead of having to move when we get too old to mow the Everyone else said leave things The former mayor of Garden Betty brought the house down with her comments Commission and the City Council needs to realize why we came to Garden Ridge in the first place big country atmosphere and lots of grass to McGranahan Im going to get old but Im living in the cheapest housing I can and Ill find some alternative to mowing the grass when that time Those with heads on their shoulders know places like Garden Ridge are hard to she If we destroy it we wont ever get it Pete who wrote the 1974 To do anything to speed up the growth or change this place would be The present ordinance answers all the requirements we Read and I dont think developers should make money at our At its 1 the Planning and Zoning Commission had proposed this recommendation to city council RAresidenceagriculture Rl for residence single family minimum square foot lots with septic R2 for residence single family lots with public sanitary R3 for garden home lots with public sanitary Bl for retail business and neighborhood service district B2 for general business district 11 for light industrial and PD for The commissions 1 vote on R2 was 42 in but disharmony over R3 prompted the questionnaire and the town meeting Kolstad DEBBIE DaLOACH Chamber Banquet Bill and Nan Dillen receive congratulations from Chamber president Mitch Sacco after winning the Besserung Award at last years Chamber of Commerce The annual banquet starts tonight at 7 at the Civic CLASSIFIED 1016 PEAR ABBY 8 HOROSCOPE 4 RELIGIOUS Expert says McClellan didnt have crib death GEORGETOWN AP A pathologist testified today that Chelsea McClellans death was of ficially attributed to Sudden Infant Death although the decision wasnt a firm Prosecutors say murder defendant Genene Jones killed 15monthold Chelsea in 1982 by injecting a powerful But defense lawyer Jim Brookshire today tried to show jurors that the infants death could have been a result of James who performed the autopsy on the said the cause of death was listed as SIDS but the child wasnt the correct He said SIDS usually kills children in the 5to6monthold The circumstances were not Fletes adding that the SIDS decision was based on another pathologists It doesnt fit the characteristics of fullblown he Brookshire tried to show jurors that SIDS sometimes called crib death can strike older but Fletes would go no further than acknowledging that a very few children older than six months die from the mysterious The pathologist said the death case was listed as atypical form of SIDS It wasnt a firm Jones is charged with injecting the 15monthold girl with a muscle relaxant that baffled doctors and killed the baby in September Kerr County District Attorney Ron Sutton started telling the story somewhere in the beyond the point when Jones allegedly gave the injection at a Kerrville pediatric It may be up to Kathleen who owned the office and hired to clearly implicate her former Thursdays prosecution witnesses recounted a tale of a baby they didnt think was in a struggle for Ambulance driver Steve Brown was called to Hollands office on to take the girl to Sid Peterson Hospital in He testified the baby was on an examining table in Hollands office and there was not much of any kind of The girl was loaded into the ambulance and stopped breathing during the three minute trip to the he At the hospital it was decided to take Chelsea to a San Antonio hospital for Brown said the infant seemed OK when loaded back into the Everything seemed real good to The baby was Thats what I was he
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