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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 11, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                Unicorns hold off Page 9A Magnificent muff Page IB Stammtisch New Braunfels We have included once again on Page 4A the Reader Survey publish ed last Sunday in todays The response so far is encouraging and There are obvious ly a lot of divergent opinions about what New Braunfelsers and Comal Countians want in their local We will do as one respondent put than simply count the We would like to thank those people who have taken the time to fill out the surveys and offer their suggestions and And we will publish results as soon as we get through the job of deciphering the comments and tabulating the There likely will be some changes in the paper as a although some things are simply not like pleasing we take very seriously what our readers and subscribers so please give it some Some respondents apparently havent read the paper thoroughly in recent while others seem to have dissected an edition or two as they chose their answers and composed their There have been a few so please keep those forms coming New Braunfels Little League baseball starts up later this probably late the last week of The league is looking for people to serve as announcers and otherwise help Senior college whoever might have some extra time to get involv ed with this fine program can call Robert Rodriguez at 6257300 or Marcia Barbosa at Tryouts for league play will likely begin There are oodles of kiddos out there who will benefit and enjoy the leagues activities this If you can swing a drive a keep stats or just help out the folks involved already will have a list of call these Green of New Braunfels is a prolific as letter readers will In his is a few mon ths away from back surgery that will keep him off the greens for a but he nevertheless thinks young and enjoys reading Andy Rooneys column in the He wrote a letter to Rooney a few weeks back commen ting on language and the need to be brief in which Rooney fans know is the columnists trademark almost to the point of opened his mailbox Tuesday to find a card from Rooney who generally doesnt return correspondence with chose to write to Green and say he agreed with the golfers salient points about City Manager Joe Michie begins a journalistic endeavor Thursday with a twicemonthly column for which we have no title at We sug gested City but Michie said that sounded too much like his column was about New Braunfels and I dont want people to mix me up with the city managers column will concern topics of in terest to New Braunfels residents and He might offer clarification on city council previews of and just plain ol explanations and The names of three New Braunfels High School sophomores were omitted in the list of honor roll students sent to us by the Also among the brightest straight A scholars at NBHS are Guer Leonard Delgado and Roger listed below are the lunch menus for Peter and Paul which also were left out of Sundays At least the kids there will know to expect for Thurs day through Thursday French Friday Fish vegetable macaroni fresh bread with Valentine The Menu IB li New Texas Wednesday February 25 Cents 28 Two 24 Pages 4r Up With People Members of the cast of Up With People per formed in New Braunfels Civic Center Tues day night providing a gala of entertainment and action before a packed From rock n roll to an international menu of song and PERYL Photographer New Braunfelsers and others enjoyed the show that featured more than 100 per formers from across the United States and several foreign Tieken wont seek reelection ByJIMWEBRE Staff Writer Barbara a nineyear New Braunfels City Council member and former announced today that she will not seek another term in of fice in the upcoming April 4 Alter what she said was careful and considered Tieken said it is appropriate that someone other people pick up the ball and run with Certain members of the council are portrayed as being But the the county and the Greater New Braunfels Chamber ol Commerce have to Perhaps the only way they will do that is if I step Tieken Tieken was first elected to the Gowci in im and served as tb ci tys mayor lor tWfi terms feom May im through May She served also as mayor protern in We must make every effort to preserve what our German forefathers gave I dont see how I I am not saying that I am ruling out ever running Tieken citing water en vironmental preservation and growth management as issues she in tends to follow and address as a private citizen rather than as an elected I fust thtok its time tor other carry the Sign ordinance awaits reading Staffwritten measure more liberal than earlier controversial measure By DAVID MAY Staff Writer A new sign and billboard or more brief and liberal than the proposed ordinance drafted by an advisory committee late last has been readied by city staff for its first reading by New Braunfels City Council At councils a public hear ing will be allowed during regular session before the ordinances first public Three public readings must be held before the or dinance is This will give us an ample op portunity in the next two readings to make any necessary said City Manager Joe along with City Attorney Barry Moore and Planning Director Mike designed the proposed sign control City staff was charged with the task of formulating the ordinance after controversy erupted among proponents and opponents of the or dinance drafted last November by the first of two councilappointed ad visory Opponents of the original who appeared to be more visible and vocal than proponents of the called the draft overkill and which led to councils abolition of both commit Mayor Ed Sciantarelli chastiz ed citizens then for what he called the cat fight that erupted between We tried to make this one as plain and simple as we while ad dressing the major tasks and remov ing some of the controversial provi Michie said of the condensed Staff did respond to coun cils We reviewed our previous proposal and other or dinances in effect around the as well as taking in what we heard and saw and this is what we have come up The new draft does not detail See Page 2A Sales tax receipts drop budget bust possible as result By DAVID MAY Staff Writer The continued decrease in returns of the citys share of the 1cent local sales tax is going to make it more dif ficult for the city to keep within this years amended To date in the current fiscal which runs through June collec tions to the city have fallen more than New Braunfels February check from the state comptrollers which reflects December was for Payments so far in 1987 total a decrease of This is a picture of not a picture of said Finance Director Jim Jeffers obser ving that adminstration is going to have to watch Jeffers said that the continued decrease remains in line with projec tions forecasted in midfiscal year While it is not it is not as bad as it might Jirn Jeffers N B Finance Director when the city budget was amended as economic indicators began We are scheduled very closely with our budget While we may not go into the we may end up with no carry over the finance director Jeffers said the returns were disap pointing because he had expected in creased spending during the Christmas and anticipated many large purchases before the new federal tax reform laws went into ef fect at the first of the While it is not it is not as bad as it might It does concern me See PageZA Regarded as a dynamic speaker on issues concerning New Tieken said she thinks the guns are out and pointed at Thats not why I have decided not to I am a In summarizing what she says are growth issues involving signage and river Tieken said the general public has misconceptions about such issues as sign control and growth She said pro perty taxes are too low to adequately plan and protect the integrity of New Braunfels quality of life at If you have a wart on your nose long enough you get to where you dont notice But people coming the kinds of people and development we want to will she Five candidates have filed for the April 4 election for three atlarge council They are incumbent James along with Dennis Doug the Bill and George Incum bent Max also up for re election has not yet announced his in State commission approves permit for sewage facility By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer The Texas Water Commission Tuesday granted permit renewals to New Braunfels Utilities to con tinue operating the Gruene and old Kuehler wastewater treat ment plants They were very basic said Kyle TWC engineer in charge of the renewal permit There were no substantial Under the terms of the renewed NBU can discharge up to three million gallons ol treated wastewater per day from the old Kuehler plant into the Guadalupe NBU tilities can discharge up to gallons of treated wastewater per day from the Gruene The required quality of discharge will remain the same under the terms of the renewed water commission The previous discharge permits for both plants expired in TWC officials said at that time NBU would not be penalized or discharging without a valid permit because a bacWog of applications caused the Roger NBUs technical attended the water commissioners meeting Tuesday and said the matter was cut and The discussion of renewing the permits took about five he and there were no She ton said there were no ma jor public complaints or Certainly there were no com ments to generate a public hear he It was an un protested It was basical ly a motion before the commis sioners and they approved Residents of the Lake Duiilap area near the Kuehler plants have expressed concern that the plants produce an undesirable smell and poor water quality The Lake Dunlap Property Owners Association is planning to test lake water quality regularly Restrictions at the Kuehler plant are set at a moderate Shelton The Gruene which discharges south of the Gruene Road has more restrictive he A new treatment plant was built at the Kuehler site in NBU General Manger lob Sohn said the permit for that plant remain in effect for several   

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