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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 11, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas EMPIRE MICROFILM CO p0BOX 816423 TX 75381 Bridal Page IB Tax Page 6A N B edges Page 9A New Braunfels New Texas Sunday January 50 Cents Four 44 Pages If you read nothing which we hope you read the Forum col umn on Page There is a letter from a lady concerning City of New Braunfels garbage bag limit It is perhaps one of the best written letters we have Certainly it is the funniest in a long while and worth the time to read completely and show to someone Betty the newly appointed chairman of Comal Countys Keep Texas Beautiful invites organizations and in terested persons to participate in the project which intends to win the Governors Award for community achievement in litter Betty Many of you have been active in beautification pro jects every I want to pull all of these efforts together and achknowledge you for your find out your plans for 1987 projects and give others the opportunity to participate in a more visible suc cess story and possibly win New Braunfels the coveted Governors Keep New Braunfels Beautiful will have its first meeting Wednes day at 7 in the First Federal Savings and Loan meeting 199 Main Enter through the side door near the back of the park ing lot and go to the second For more call Betty at Betty will show the film The Winner Is Texas and will coor dinate the various interest The achievement award is judged by points earned in areas such as clean public educa tion in law and quality of Betty invites interested persons to bring ideas and specific areas that should Youre right the time has Easy the president of the Comal County Sheriffs drop ped by something that group is very proud The sheriffs posse has been awarding college scholarships to area high school seniors for 16 years has just this month received the first progress report from a scholarship Denise now living in writes Dear As a recipient of one of your hih school scliolarshlps NBHS Class of 1981 I would enjoy taking a mo ment to update you on my educa tional and personal progress over the past six I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in August 1985 with a minor concentration in biology from Texas Womans University and received my Texas State license in November SingeSeptember have been The Institute of Rehabilitation and Research I have specialized in working with spinal cord Injury and pedlatric I further plan to obtain a masters degree in education begin ning after my wedding in May so that I may eventually teach physical therapy at a university health science I appreciated the help that I received from your organization at the beginning of my higher educa Thanks once Denise Hall said mat although the enjoys awarding scholarships ail will continue to do it is still nice to hear what the kids do with that money Youre Easy Willkommen zum New Braunfels Gregor Hes a German exchange student who will be stay ing with the Joseph Quliw family in Rgyil Forest Subdivision until attend Smlthscrn Valley 2A Council members speak out on 1987 property tax hike By DAVID MAY Staff Writer A straw poll of New Braunfels seven City Council members in dicates most are at least willing to discuss increasing ad valorem pro perty taxes as a means of providing additional revenues needed for city services such as fire and Only Mayor Ed Sciantarelli spoke against a property tax Precinct 4 council member George Erben and council membersatlarge James Gcodbread and Max Winkler all said they favored raising ad valorem Barbara called the question premature while Precinct 2 member Loraine Kraft offered a no Mayor protern Ramon Chapa said he would base his decision on ci ty staff City Manager Joe Michie and Budget Director Court Thieleman have both gone on record as favoring ad valorem rate In an earlier interview Michie Ive said many times that ad valorem taxes do not pay for police or fire I think property taxes should pay for those things that pro tect The current property tax levy is 28 cents per evaluation and brings in some million annually to city According to a list published by the Texas Municipal New Braunfels has the lowest ad valorem tax base with the excep tion of Eagle of cities with populations of to Besides ad valorem the city also relies on governmental transfers of monies from the public user fees and city sales tax reciepts for general operating The police budget for which is about seeks ad ditional patrolmen and funds to up date their inhouse computer The fire departments budget is ex pected to be some million for the upcoming budget In with a population of has a property tax rate of 58 population taxes at a rate of 41 while with collects 62 cents per in ad valorem Closer to with a population of has a 56cent Others are San population 49 cents population 46 cents population Property taxes were raised locally percent last year and can be rais ed once a year at any given usually in time to be effective during the current billing Michie said that of the current 19 cents goes to the general operating fund with the remainder paying for bond ed He noted that percentages applied for bond coverage remain un Thieleman said low property taxes here is something to be proud He said city government is too depen dent on other sources of revenue and favors ad valorem rate increases of 5 to 6 percent over the next few years See Page2A IBSLIK Pt 4H member Kristi Reimer won the prize for reserve cham pion steer at Saturdays 4H Livestock Show at the Comal County There were more than 200 hogs and rabbits at the competition and well have all the winners in Tuesdays edition of the Murder victims pickup located By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Authorities in Seguin have located the missing truck of a rural Comal County man found slain The blue and silver 1983 CMC pick up owned by Joe Martinez was found abandoned in front of the Fairview Apartments on Seguins south The truck was found though the information was not released until Friday The 75yearold mans bludgeoned body was discovered in the early morning hours of 28 sprawled across the railroad tracks of the Union Pacific near Conrad and Hunter only a few miles from the victims Two Texas Department of Public Safety troopers on routine patrol discovered the body after spotting a bloody mat tress near the Authorities have been searching for the truck believing it was taken by the mans Martinez had been brutually beaten to Comal County Sheriffs department investigators theorize the man was killed elsewhere and left on the tracks to be run over by a an apparent at tempt to cover evidence of the slay Authorities released no other in formation related to the case as they continue their Canyon hydro plans coming to a head By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Officials involved with the Canyon Dam hydroelectric project said last week they are coming down the home stretch after six years of planning the Final government is not yet in place and op ponents of the project show no shows of backing Bob New Braunfels Utilities bond issue next on agenda said Thursday that he was headed to Austin for one more meeting with attorneys and con sultants to work out the details of financing the proposed million hydroelectric The GuadalupeBlanco River which is heading the push toward has estimated that the project will deliver about 25 million kilowatt hours of electricity to New Braunfels residents GBRA has agreed to sell the power from the proposed plant to Attorneys from the GBRA and NBU were in Austin Friday ironing out the details of a financing package that will be presented to the New Braunfels City Council during a workshop Council is not expected to consider approving the financing until its 2 Sohn said a meeting in Dallas last Tuesday between GBRA and Soloman Brothers financial con sultants went very He said the work group drew up a resolution for a million bond Sohn ex plained that a resolution is and of ficial statement needed to issue The resolution will be presented to the GBRA board of directors for its GBRA is issuing the bonds and NBU is acting as a customer of the GBRAs directors approved the resolution in August when the river See Page 2A Rezoningsand bids on councils agenda New Braunfels City Council hold its first regular meeting of 1987 Monday night at in the New Braunfels Utilities meeting Following the approval of the the agenda in order is Consider appointing two members to the board of commis sioners of the housing authority for two year terms ending Consider third and final reading of an ordinance providing for changes in the schedule of fees for the use of picnic spaces on weekends and holidays by patrons of recreational Consider second reading of an ordinance designating the structure at 1297 Gruene known as the Erhardt Nuese as a historic Consider second reading of an ordinance rezoning 2579 San Antonio Street to Ci local business Consider first reading of an ordinance adjusting various ren tal charges for use of New Braunfels Civic Consider first reading of an ordinance adjusting the fees charged for of the springfed swimming pool and the Olympic iWMP MPwMS y Wp Consider first reading oj an ordinance governing the accejg of public rightofway from private property Consider a resolution approv ing an amendment t0 the engineering services between the city of New Braunfels and Huston and consulting engineers for preparation off ad ditional plans and specifications relative to County Line Road street drainage improvement pro Consider the request of My Place Restaurant to erect an off premise sign over the public right ofway on West San Antonio Street adjacent to the Lux Appliance Consider authorizing the city manager to request proposals for a watershed management study and Consider directing the city at torney to prepare a resolution calling for an election to amend the city charter to change the date of regular city council ejections and to provide for council members to take their Ojftths of f ice and begin immediately after ttfcoWtcial can vass of the Consider to advertise for bids ing of the existing centre fire sta tion and construction of the new portions of the central fire Consider authorisation to advertise tor bids or the con stnicuofl of the County LJwe Road fire substation if ire stattoo Consider auttwrfceilofl to advertise bids for city employee health insur to Kuykendall leads double life By DANAOVERSTREET Staff Writer Talk to Myles Kuykendall and youre talking not only to one good oT but also to a stunt actors double and stand who has lived in this area for almost 20 provides security for many of the movies made in And since hes readi ly available on the movie direc tors have often called on him to take part in about 20 films shot in the Lone Star When they need you and they like that means a Kuykendall If you watch you might see Kuykendall in Rag gedy Honeysuckle Best Little Whorehouse in Fan Attack on as Ben Johnsons standin in Sugarland Ex press and most as a bandit who gets blown away in Uphill All the Way with Roy Clark and Mel Tomorrow viewers might get to see Kuykendall on the hour long special on the Making of Red Headed KuykendaUs latest adventure with Willie The which incorporates film clips and interviews with the will be shown at on the Najjjyille The movie is pected to be released in Kuykendall has been active in movie security and bit parts since the His business is the bui the acting is done for Weve all got a liitte to he Its living In a fantasy world and making it come to to were all some are
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