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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 26, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas MOSS MICROPLEX 5 MITCH WOMBLE BOX 45436 TX 75245 263 Wildcats Square off Tonight Quntllngert drowned by in opener in Sports New Braunfels Herald New Texas 41 Tuesday February 25 Cents 14 Pages Council hikes room divides funds ByDANASTELL Staff writer City Council approved what at least one council member termed a compromise as it raised the hotelmotel tax 2 cents and defeated a plan to establish a separate convention and tourist But that agreement only halfway satisfied members of the Chamber of Commerce and of the hotelmotelresort who didnt want a tax On a 42 Council approved what James Gobdbread described as a compromise motion which increased the local portion of the tax from 4 to 6 cents per The additional 2 cents must all go toward the direct attraction of according to state How Council voted Heres how City Council voted on a proposal to Increase the citys hotel motel tax rom 4 to 6 cents and to divide the funds among the tho two local museums and the city For James Max Betty Lou Jose Vnldemar The remaining 4 cents will be divided this way 20 percent to the 20 percent to the 5 percent to the citys two and 55 percent to the Chamber of Goodbread told those in the packed champs that the 6cent rate was not out of line with other Terming the rate he pointed out San Antonios rate was also 6 San Marcos and Seguin have 7cent according to data from a recent Council members Joe Rogers and Stratemann cast the no votes in the sometimesheated discussions among the Council itself and the You havent listened to a word theyve and Chamber representatives Rogers Your minds were made up before you ever got to the New Braunfels hotel guests pay 8 cents per dollar in room with the state and city each collecting 4 Of the local the City of New Braunfels gets 10 the arts get 10 and the convention and tourist fund of the Chamber of Commerce gets 80 In a workshop last Chamber directors told Council they did not support a room tax Mon day Chamber members and hotel industry representatives opposed Mayor Barbara Tiekens suggestion that a separate convention and tourist bureau be I have not seen a primary focus by any one person in the Chamber to attract conventions and said The purpose of the Chamber of Commerce at this point is to promote industrial Rusty chairman of the Chambers tourist He said his group already had See ROOM Page 14 Port trial Wouldbe jurors field questions By DEBBIE DeLOACH Staff writer Jury selection in the murder trial of David Port wont be completed until at the and outoftown media representatives worked to fill the gap as the proceedings opened District Judge McMaster originally closed jury selection Monday out of an abundance of but later opened up the lengthy proceedings to the Potential jurors were shown a movie on jury service Monday then put on the witness stand and asked onebyone if they could be impartial in reaching a despite what theyve or heard in the media since the murder took is charged with murder in the June 7 shooting of mail carrier Debora Sue Last McMaster ordered the Port trial be held outside Harris See Page 2 Attorney Jack Zimmermann white hat and David Port behind Zimmermann run the media gauntlet UbHYL Inflation increase modest WASHINGTON AP Consumer reflecting an acrossthe board inched up percent last the government reported buttressing analysts predictions that 1985 will be a fourth straight year of modest The January figure compared to a revised percent rise in December and a percent gain in Inflation for all of 1984 was 4 a slight deterioration from the percent performance of 1983 and the culmination of the lowest threeyear inflation rate since the late In gasoline prices were down percent and stood percent below their peak level of March Food prices rose just despite some latemonth increasess in fresh fruit and vegetable prices stemming from the Florida which promises to have a more pronounced effect on Februarys price With the exception of the other goods and services which was up all major com ponents of the Ixibor Departments Consumer Price Index were either unchanged or showed only modest A percent jump in tobacco prices was largely responsible for the See Page 14 Ikels files in Comal ISO race Lee Ikels Lee a 19year resident of Comal became the third can didate Monday to file for the April 6 trustee A desire to become more involved was the basic reason Ikels said he decided to run for the school Ive been involved with the youth in Little Babe Ruth and soccer for Now Id like to get more involved with the parents and patrons of he has been with the Southwest Official Association in basketball for 10 and has umpired baseball games from Little League to college for 25 By he feels at ease behind home plate and under Ikels said that experience might come in handy as a school board You get used to it as an Theres always somebody whos not but that goes in one ear and out the Ikels I dont make everybody happy at work every day Ikels works as director of technical services at Westpoint He and his wife have two children in CISD Some of Ikels affiliations include the Eagles Canyon High School Band First Protestant and president and board member of the Freiheit Bowling As a school board Id be fair and Id vote the way I Im nobodys and Id do what I think is best for the Ikels Most people who know me know I speak my I dont overdo but I do express Within the last Ive seen a big turnaround in CISD toward working and I give most of Commissioners sign contract giving bid to MBank By LILLIAN THOMAS Staff writer Commissioners signed a bank depository contract with MBank Monday which specified what securities the bank would buy to back up the countys The bid was awarded Thursday to MBank after it had previously been awarded to New Braunfels National Bank because of a misinterpretation County Judge Fred Clark com mented on a statement by president of New Braunfels National in the last com missioners court that his bank stands to lose money because the bid was awarded and then If New Braunfels National Bank invested on the basis of being awarded the bid without having a signed then any in vestments would have been premature because the contract was not Clark All of the county money deposited in a bank has to be secured with government or municipal This ties up a certain amount of the banks The current contract that ends Thursday with New Braunfels National Bank has a clause that states the interest rate earned by any money from bond issues not already authorized by the time of the signing of the contract two years ago would have to be negotiated between the county and the The million in certificates of obligation arrived 16 days before the end of the old Any investments made on the See Page 14 Harst named Officer of Year New Braunfels Police patrolman Paul Harst was named Officer of the Year for 1985 by the Breakfast IJons Club this mor The award is given annually by the club in honor of former Sheriffs Investigator Ed who died in the line of duty in September of Past Officer of the Year recipients are former Investigator Gilbert Texas Ranger Ray and Police Detective Mario Harst was chosen this year for the commitment and dedication illustrated by his personal campaign on offduty hours to increase local public awareness on DWI Driving While In toxicated I and alcohol His traveling slide show of grisly accident scenes over the past three years has since been shown to a number of local school children and any civic organization that will In police they call this shock I call it Herst said last December during a presentation to local About 2i years See Page 14 Inside the credit to board president Leroy he Before there was an awful lot of turmoil within the Id just like to help keep things running Other candidates vying for the three trustee positions up for election on April 6 are Tom a resident of Garden and Clay Spud who lives at Canyon Incumbents Jim Karen Rust and Kenneth Wunderlich have not yet said whether they will run for DEBBIE DeLOACH Water Watch els 89 1249 624 15 10 15 Todays Weather Todays forecast includes a 20 percent chance of rain that will in crease to a 30 percent chance tomorrow along with a drop in Today the tem perature should reach the mid70s and drop to the lowSOs Winds will remain around 10 miles per hour Mondays high was 72 and this mornings low was Sunset will be at and sunrise will be at a CLASSIFIED COMICS CROSSWORD DEARABBY DEATHS HOROSCOPE OPINIONS SPORTS STOCKS TV LISTINGS WEATHER 1012 1 8 8 2 8 9 3
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