New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, March 13, 1987 : Front Page

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung March 13, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 13, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Unicorns split in tournament, PagelOA Religious TAOS3 ,.0. TX f-ages 6,7A New Braunfels ill New Braunfels, Texas Friday March 13, 1987 25 cents Vol. 134, No. SO Two Sections, 22 Pages v tammtisch !*i<    <    candidates'forum \ \ the District <inc « • ; * Horrid Zeitung p in next Wednesday ithoiic C'hurch MI 'n thr»s* at large • • mfels I 'it \ t 'ouncil .dis n Nunda vs ( Ail tu sets to the upcom .*■' .en & Mineral S*x ie • -.iti.ee> March 3D 22 *•• ma Fntertainrnent ( Vc >m< Anybody i • .ti* contact Jim «tween 4 and 7 s , < r, saturday Ad he .Cd* !*< .dteiKl **> . r« >mntending this fine ft* * the tickets on a firM . * * * .as l’nK4*eds from • t* e by will augment > * tx*!airship fund Hie . ivn profit organization te the exchange of * ‘ ii,formation al*out <    * and lapidary artsFair association comes to the rescueSenior meals program working out of temporary quarters, but some participants find the trip across town difficult as program sponsors debate their alternatives. By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer VShile local senior citizens are settl mg in to a new nutrition site at the Comal County Fair Grounds the director of the Communit y < ouncil of South i entral Texas is looking for yet another home for th** meals pro gram We re still looking for a penna nent place We didn t enter into a for mal least* 'Aith the Comal County Fan Association said Louis Kamirez coat director The month by month leas,* is a * gentleman s agreement with the fair association and was formalized Aith a handshake Kamirez said **ali**r tiKtay Meals progi am offici als are not allowed to leave anything in the arts and crafts building after 2 p rn on weekdays and they must serve food out of insulated containers because they are not allowed to move in a steam table Kamirez said tie expands the meals program to remain at the fair grounds for about five or six months depending on negotiations for other sites The New Braunfels recreation center would make a nice site for the program ha* said Kamirez added he has not discussant this alternative with the city but he plans to do so Kamirez said disputes are over Aith the New Braunfels Housing Authority concerning the leas,* for th** former meals sit** at Laurel Plaza Apartments More than in senior citizens sat down to a hot meal in their new nutrition site at the Comal County Fair Grounds every day this week A disagreement over restrictions included in new lease for the site forced local CCSC! officials to scramble for a new home Since that time, representatives of both the housing authority and the community council have blamed each other for controversy One thing Kamirez and Nadine Mardock housing authority director agree* on is the Laurel Plaza site was crowded and the program needed a place to expand The new site at the fair grounds ha' 400 square feet. more than twice the size of die < ommumtv room at Laurel Plaza where more than SO senior citizens gathered to eat Most of the senior citizens coming to the new site say they like it. are turning out in smaller numbers than before Kamirez said the first day the new site opened, bn percent of the residents who had been eating at Laurel Plaza showed up at the fair grounds Several elderly Laurel Plaza residents are unable to make the trip across town to the meal Ida Sing meals program manager said said the number of home delivered meals has increased because some Laurel Plaza residents can't make the trip liie elderly citizens themselves don t seem to mind a new site Some sav thev don’t Ilk** going across town. while others say the new site is more convenient to their homes It makes no difference to me where I eat. but it’s kind of hard on some of the old widow women who lived over at Laurel Plaza ann just had to go downstairs to eat before.' said Paul Vogel, who eats at the site Santas Garcia and Manuela Gomez, two sisters who live at Laurel Plaza, said the new sit** is harder for them to get to Each day they hoard a van for the trip to the site The nutrition site Thursday served more than 4o elderly citizens They said the meal was g*>o*l hut one thing that is even nicer is knowing they havp a place to go to get a full meal at See MEALS Page2A kl ell c .tiled in to Uh* ciety s Texas »** t in New i Officials said men U»»k the ii tins crut tai *rt across South iv is please '•up i*t oui quant * of preventive faith calx* exists I AOI k sin>p Oil * ami related n to 4 » p in in Friendship . u* covered rn a t are pro if mental it .el s un care ervieA of ap .HS ill Use I Im* si ti. assist el s patients as est*sj m . I*Ie Ivspite t are for Uh* umbel of folks spate available it For Ies«*rva rn nit ion t ail auk Adana) ag ult or for ogle tills k of (leach all Ss* vit*ats1 bx o to I tu ts* miles * >>n I. el lei man Road my So what NS ell iii iii* area of *i n k'burg are really to mention of liw* orchards on •n, i redern ksburg >ix miles of town I av* » r*s*k Road llUlcs east of Big time orchai ds bloom within tin* us Peachy just r? r V "r •» e v *.    *    ...    '    * I' ith cloudy skies this af * sHiiI ami a high near TU • . I us into a fan evening s ill OOI the! Iv A iuds NiHMl t mg to out header Iv In* msui > and lo mph * • I**.* in tile ills I foods c off tin* dav Nalur ta nut Atli make Aas (or p.cb. cloudy skies in the on noon ami a high in tile mat * Southeaster Iv winds ac * ach 1<» mph f he Menu CLASSIE IPD ....    MOB COMICS...........8A CROSSWORD.......9 A OI AR ABBY........9A OBI I OAR IF S.......2 A ORIN IONS..........4A RFI IG ION........6,7A SPOR TS.........IO,UA Liie has its ups ana downs, especially at a park Although the weather has been shy titty cool, some kids at Lancia Park yesterday decided to try their weight at see sawing At left in the left photo are Michael Rosser, Shanna Rosser and Brenda Rosser Michael and Shanna switched places in the se cond photo At right are Dawn Salsbury Crystal Neuse and Chuck Neuse I emper atures are expected to hoover rn the 7( weekend with pal prevailing (Phot* Kriewaidt) s throughout the ' i * lo ■ *. skies bv Leslie Ambulance service funding debated By JOHN KASTNER Cot i evpondenl Both Un* City of Seguin ami die Guadalu|M* County CommiNsiotR*!s Court ai** in a funding dispute ovei money fur emergency medical services County officials say they can t afford to pay their glare and that City of Seguin represents half of the county's population and theiefore should pay more than tile county does Guadalupe County Commissioners Court has made $J4,0UU available, some two and a half tunes the amount ever rev eived from tile colin tv before to ope! ate the Seh*»i t? aiea facility foi Guadalupe County emergency service operating iii tin* west end of tile county According to SAFES tinveto! lorn Funk tin contract service covers some 21 *»•>* re**aleut* including Biose in Schertz Cibolo ami p.ut of Selma The combined population of seller? ami Cibolo comes to about H ahi leaving l.< > >7 pei s*Mis in thus* unincorporated area and tit*' pal of Selma covered by SAL ES City of .Marion is considered covered in Hie FMS area anti is not routinely covered bv SAFES Approximately Ut 7J percent of the I MS calls in hot*. were in the county a inch take' in So yy percent figure in the county population The question facing Guadalupe < ann nu&stoners Court, as a**I! a' th** < ity of Seguin is whether funding can U- secured to keep ai EMS service rolling, officials said County Judge James Sagehiel expi **s cern “What the taxpayers are expressing to is they want gmvi service hut they can t afford luxui v service and they consider EMS a luxury service, Sagehiel said They want a service that will save lives and thev tt*el confident Aith SAFES” The residents of the a est end of the county wtio depend on SAFES ^av the s**rv ice doesn't Mil on us extend further east titan iii** western boundary of Marion except in rare instances According lo Funk v\FF.s has served those people well over til*' year's and anyone having live*! lr* the area for that time likely would con sider themselves in funding competition with the other side of ti*** count y a predicament thev s y is caused by the comimsionei s court in I <rge part I lie t ax) group' ate still in negotiation through a committee made up of represen tat Ives of both sui**.' so fat l»oth side' say they believe there are “good faith negotiating ” Emergency medical set vices remain iii tile middle Ups and downs N B sales tax income below requirements By DAVID MAY Stall Writer Returns of tin* city ' 'liar** of til** I cent focal sal**' tax continue to decrease with no indication of re* ov»*ry or immediate help it* sight New Braunfels March che* k which reflects January spending •v,*s down some Sin pct while vear to date returns have dropped ov percent I'itv Finance lure* tor Jim Jeffers said tit*' continued decline in '.ii**' tax returns winch accounts for hi, percent of the cliv s operating revenues will likely force either an in* tease in property tax tat**' hike' in oilier fees foi servic«*s or a r»s1u* lion in services i‘n>p«*rtv fax*"* ac count foi JU (nm »*ut of Hie * stv ' operating funds It s an Item of conc em but it snot going to kill us Returns are 2 pert **nt t**low oui adjusted lev**! nm! A** ar** '(H*mlihg at tii.it level Jeff**)' '.lid Friday morning Ni-a Bi a unfelt* Mai*h cf leek totaled Un . o.»; na while IDS7 ( tymenif total kl * ii*1 J) Jeffers vin! that Plough a bill cur rentiy tudor** the 'tate ' legsslat*»r' Could expand Hi** 'a1**' tax I'n'* t piobably would not be*Dine efhvtive for a rn it bel tw*i years    Tin* re is no immediate relief ?n sigil? lh* nim mg year ' i»u<ig**t should not f»e pro jetted any higher than what a** have now he sa id Department heads requested earlier thi' month some $1 million over tIm* cut rent fiscal year s amend e<1 bul get amount of $7 17 million Most of the requested increases wet** for additional police and fire depart men? personnel “ That 'my concern that returns continue to slid** Business**' have closen people are with*>ut j*>b' and they are not spending money I hat is ((Ult** <R»v ious said Jeffers Thus far in B#f7 Comal County has received a total of S47»a 7.211 na m eluding Garden Kleig** s total of S2.nBl Ka Garden Ridge lid .*>’ receive a VI arch check According to Stat** Compt rollei Hoi) Bullock returns to th** I UU* cities that employ tin* I cent sale'tax .ire down i. percent compar***! to tin same period last year K**turns to Guadalupe County t** main on line a itll last year s with a total kl »2,6.>) o s returned througii March a dec Tea*** of Our. (>erceh? Schertz monthly check for Sd 4s2 *1 t>rmg' tiiat city s yearly total t»» SI 10.4X2 ba. an increase of IO 2 (h*i cent Seguin' check for STI ll? uh (ut a year to date total of S 527 t *• .4 is a it**creas** of I ll (H*reent Cibolo s returns tirns far rn ISH are down more than 4b percent See SALES P«tqe 2A Appraisal chief promises accuracy, an ‘open doorr \ B, JIM WF BRE Stat! Writer Comal County Central Ap praisal District > chief appraiser Thursday ’old some loo members and gu**st' o{ Coma! Cnited tax pavers that ??.*• CAD will strive to appt ai', propel i y at re.,! mark**? value Richard Khoads hired two months ago as the appraisal district s admir.isti ative head, promised an open d*M»i p*>licv and re* r.ved in tun .s few con. (.lunet!’' lion. nier.d-’ - a? *! .• .iii diem*’ as well as a few pointed questions \ski**I for a 'tat«*ment its.ut Ult* possibility of seeking greater of (ice 'pace foi tin-distt let. Kliodes said I gut*" a*- ll have to wait until I cie**id** what we nee*! \G* will have a f*.ard meeting soon and aft*** that a«• ii 'tart the whole issue of off ic*- space again The comment came after l’t«s rn* t . < oiintv i ommi's'.oner N.-ii • • aigr'.,..- inn..ar ■ . i pi.,’ ’n. 'tat*- attoiTiev gen*’! al i.ad '*•!.? a letter to i outitv Attorney Bill Reimei stating th** office would not I elide’ a? opinion on a bethel  _Richard Rhoads responds an appraisal district in I«*xas can (man*.e and own real property Craigmile qinittsl the tetter as saying lite attorney general s of fie** indicated a hill has passed th** state senate and is (lending i>efore til*’ Texas I loos** of Rep resen taint*' that if passed wouldAfter O F Knight asks make moot tile -s.a t allowing such district ownership legal by state la w Cl I membt - . hali**nged the district s right ?• own proj>erty when the ( \D Iwiard la'? year See TAXES Paqe 2 A ;

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: March 13, 1987

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