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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung Newspaper Archive: February 26, 1985 - Page 14

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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 26, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                14 February 26 1985 Room tax Paul Harst receives his award DERVL TUNG Continued from Page I arrested an intoxicated 16 He had no idea where he was where hed been or what he was I called his and they were made at Thats when I decided if parents dont care enough to educate their kids about I At this mornings breakfast Lions Club member Duke Abbott said he could remember Harst as a Hes definitely grown into a qualified expert in his I dont think we recognize police officers enough in the right Thats why I always appreciate this time of Harst said this morning when he started the it was just to educate the to get awards like I have been But the awards make all the effort On Harst received the Law Enforcement Medal presented by the New Braunfels chapter of the Sons of the American Harsts and his and Bernard were at the along with Sheriff Walter Police Chief Burney Boeck and Department of Public Safety trooper Jon Fellers said this morning Harst is a deserving young man doing a good The Officer of the Year plaque wasnt the only tribute Harst received from the Lions Its members asked him to come back on May 14 and present his awardwinning DWI Harst just smiled and That will be County Continued from Page 1 million in certificates of obligation were under terms of the old They could not take the million without pledging securities to back it up under either so I dont see where any losses are Clark Commissioner Bill George pointed out though that if the securities were bought with the assumption that the contract was going to be that the bank could have left itself open to a County auditor Bate Bond had negotiated before the bid opening with the president of New Braunfels National Bank to purchase treasury bills with the million for the county so that no securites would have to be bought by the This strategy would have allowed the bank not to tie up money in securing the million since no one knew who would get the depository Tbills earn a little over 8 percent the day the bids were being Bond called Keith Daniels of New Braunfels National and worked out a better rate the million would be invested in cer tificates of deposit for 45 days at The securities to back this money are for a longer period of time and expose the bank to some In other commissioners approved payment of to architect Christopher subject to bis showing completion of the design aad development stage of the Courthouse had agreed to pay percent of his total fee upon the CQjnpetiojJ of the design phase of the none of the com taiMktaeri could remember whether the agreement was lor or 7 per cent of the projects Continued from Page 1 percent Detailing Januarys price the department reported these seasonally adjusted changes percent increase in fresh fruit and vegetables prices was offset by a percent drop in egg Beef and veal prices also were Prices for poultry and fish rose tor a second straight The costs of meals eaten outside the home and of alcoholic beverages were the percent food price gain was half the percent gain in costs rose following a percent gain in Prices rose percent for homeowners and percent for renters last prices overall declined for the second month down Fuel oil prices fell percent and were percent under their peak of April Prices for natural gas and rose percent and percent transportation costs rose New cars prices rose percent while used car prices rose Continued from Page 1 plans to establish a separate group within the chamber dedicated to the attraction of Were the people that are out there working to get it the room tax he We do have a com mittee within the Chamber of Commerce which gives input into the operation and advertising budget for at tracting The majority is not in favor of pulling it the con vention and tourist committee out of the Chamber of Brandt Its a working Its Chamber vicepresident John Chunn told Council that if you spend that much money going after convention business you will be greatly wasting the taxpayers Rodeway Inn manager Ed Henkel said the lack of large convention factilities here doesnt make it cost effective to spend a lot of money attracting Hotel accomodations we do but we do not have the facilities for those people to Henkel told the Were not just talking about one meeting dealing with meeting eating drinking You cannot have them all in one Other hotelmotel people opposed the tax increase and establishing another tourist One reason for their reluctance to change is the recovery period they are facing this summer following last years Last year we suffered probably the worst experience this town has with the exception of 1972 the year of a devastating in the way of tourist said Jeff coowner of Landa Resort We had a bad This is not the year to penalize the tourist At 4 cents on the ihe local portion of the room tax brought in last Based on that the 2cent which represents a 50 percent increase In the local would bring in 50 percent of or an additional in new All of that would go to the Chambers tourist Applying the new percentages to last years 4cent the Chambers 55 percent translates to citys 20 percent share comes to which Good bread said could be used to clean up some of the problems caused by tourists the natural byproduct of i The Arts and Cultural Commission will get 20 percent or also based on last years while the museum for the Sophienburg Museum and Museum of Texas Handmade will be alloted 5 percent The Arts and Cultural Commission originally had asked for 15 percent of the and tentatively proposed giving each of the two museums 2 percent of that The room tax division is under a twoyear Its ridiculous to go through a gunfight at the OK Corral every Goodbread e Bedroom 9 A9Q fi Let the weathered maple finish of Kincaids bedroom collection reflect the spirit of Americana in your Your new set captures the mood of the past with its antique look brass 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