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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 13, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Cappleman a Page 6 Page Livestock Page 5 New Braunfels New Texas Zcituno Tuesday January 25 Cents One 12 Pages j Stammtisch Bill Reimer Comal County Attorney Bill Reimer has renounced is Democratic Party affiliation in favor of a GOP During his ad dress before Comal County Republican Women Reimer said his change of heart and loyalties was the best way to show support for President One loyalty that will remain he is his dedication to the citizens of Comal Reimers former Ron a ran suc cessfully against incumbent court atlaw Judge Charles Blackley in the last general election despite Republican support for a is obliged to address his former assis tant as your Honor these New Braunfels Masonic Lodge 1109 will meet at tonight at the Masonic Masons do not invite people to join People ask to join the There is a perhaps that one reason Sam Houston spared Santa Anas life at San Jacinto was that the Mexican general wore a Masonic ring and himself a was unable to slay his as it January meetings of The New Braunfels Historic Railroad and Modelers Society will be the 15th and 29th at each Location is the The meeting on 15 is especially im portant since the society will be electing Nominees are Felix president Lee vice president historical David vice president modeler Bryan secretary treasurer Otto trustee historical and Don trustee New Braunfels Chamber of Com merce Board of Directors will meet at noon in Krauses ComFund total pledges to date stand at about 75 percent of the 198687 goal of Keep those checks and pledges coming in cause some 22 social and human service agencies across New Braunfels and Comal County depend on You know someone who gets from one of these single teens and others derive services from this myriad of helping AREAS OF NEW fC X Numbered areas in and around New Braunfels identify regions of concern for drainage committee members engineering Although based on the areas regions that drain into another and in which develop ment has contributed to llwirV U X 1 AS At OPY 7 V 4 r r v After hotel fire City Council authorizes water study bid requests By DAVID MAY and JIM WEBRE Staff Writers New Braunfels City on the recommendation of its advisory panel and city authorized advertising requests for proposals from civil engineering firms to develop a complete watershed management study for the city and its twomile extraterritorial Ultimate goal of the cityappointed drainage advisory committee and proposed watershed study is to devise a full set of ordinances to be used to control development and future expansion in such a manner as to not adversely affect properties and residences downstream through water The city currently has an en forcable interim ordinance that ex pires in The city secretary will receive re quests for proposals from prospec tive firms at City Hall until 2 Staff then will evaluate and negotiate br inging a contract to council by March at which time action may be taken See Page 2 Miller family settling down By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer After dealing with destruc tion and a barrage of television life is settling down to nor mal at the Miller home near For more than a the family was the center of attention from LESLIE PtWtowphfr The Miller clockwise from back Larry Jane and newspaper reporters hoping to learn firsthand about the familys experience at the devastating New Years Eve hotel fire in San Puerto Larry Miller and his Jane were relaxing on the beach during their twoweek holiday when fire broke out in the DuPont Plaza Within the doctor with some twenty years of emergen cy room experience was treating burned Still in his bathing Miller began administering emergency treatment by draping burned bodies with wet towels and selecting those in the most critical condition to be taken to nearby We were using the beach chairs as the doctor It took a while before we saw any city The now thought to have been started by disgruntled started on the first floor of the Within a matter of two the whole bottom of the hotel was in Miller Larry Miller and Mark were surfing directly in front of the hotel when fire broke I saw a little bit of smoke at first and didnt really pay any attention to the older boy Then the smoke just started pouring See Page 13 fax receipts down New Braunfels first check this year for its share of the onecent city sales tax was down per cent from last Januarys The only city in the tricounty area to show a significant in crease was up per cent from last Checks returned Friday by State Comptroller Bob Bullock to the cities that levy the one cent sales tax reflect sales during last Returns statewide were down almost nine percent according to the cxomptrollers New Braunfels received compared to last Januarys check for City Finance Director Jim Jef fers said the community should be thankful the decrease was not as great as those in many neighbor ing Jeffers has previously stated that the city relies heavily on sales tax returns for general operating revenues since ad valorem taxes collected locally account for only 20 percent of city Although I am not as op timistic as I once I think everyone should go out and hug their local retailer for doing as well as they Jeffers stated All in all we experienc ed less fluctuations than many surrounding I dont know what retailers are but they are doing it he ad In Guadalupe Schertz received compared to for the same period last Seguins check totalled a percent drop from last Marion noted an increase of 28 percent with its check for while Cibolos return of was a decrease of Countywide spen ding in November was off an average of In Hays San Marcos check for was down percent from last Buda recorded a 14 percent dip with its check of Dripping Spr ings showed a decrease of percent with its return for Kyle received a per cent boost over last years receiving for the current Overall spending in Hays County for the period was off In Bexar San Antonios check for was off With 20 cities using the onecent overall county spending was down an average of Happy birthday Comal commissioners okay purchase of road equipment Dv DAVID MAY TheMeng CROSS PEAS By DAVID MAY Stall Writer Comal County Commissioners took action Monday that will ultimately put the county in the road resurfac ing business by next County solons called for bids on four pieces of road resurfacing equipment including an oil chip heat and storage tank and a rated capacity The bid package would include a leasepurchase option over next three years with some already budgeted for that period of Commissioners retained an option that would allow separate purchase items probably the storage unit and Bidders may oiler a one package dsal to in clude financing on the items as well as listing equipment separately should the county County Engineer Mac McCoy hopes to receive the equipment byjujy with 8 threempAtb training program The road departments 1987 budget will allow or some 40 mJJes of coyflty roads U be resurfaced this On a contracted McCoy said he expats costs to fee similar to last years 40 mUes of wWci he McCoy supplied commissioners with a list of 95 miles of county arterial and subdivision roads in need of single single overlay and reconstruction work for prioritizing expected within 30 He hopes for con tract bids to go out the first half of this McCoy said he does not expect to have resurfacing equipment in place for county use in time for the current years said they plan to tow the miles of arterial and 4 miles of subdivision roads listed to set This is not a complete list out a list of the roads we fed are in the most critical need of McCoy told the There are three times too many miles of roads that we can handle to this years he add He noted that stogie sealboating is the least expensive of the three types of road resurfacing and said be will recommend toat standard for as many roads as possi Roads slated for reconstruction require some right ofway acquisitions to properly perform needed McCoy which include applying three inches of new base material with a double sealcoat Most work according to the call for surface treatment work MWWi Ktlf Family and friends of Renno helped him celebrate his birthday Monday at who tyrned has been wintergsing cancer treatment since January when doctors removed a tumor from the mtsJoJd behind his Rennes mother Gappy Adams said the Is doing good and we want to share it with everybody in
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