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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 13, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Unicorns split in tournament Page 10A Religious rages New Braunfels New Texas There will be a candidates forum co sponsored by the District One Task Force and the HeraldZeltung beginning at 7 next Wednesday in Holy Family Catholic All won candidates for three atlarge senls on New Braunfels City Council are Details in Sundays We have I wo tickets to the upcom ing Southwest Gem Mineral Socie ty s Fiesta of Gems March 2022 in Harry Freeman Entertainment Ontor In San Antonio Anybody want em If you contact Jim at 525 9144 between 4 and 7 p m which is None of us will be able to so aside from recommending this fine weoffer the tickets on a first first get basis Proceeds from the by the will augment the societys scholarship fund The HK icty is a nonprofit organization that promotes the exchange of knowledge and information about earth sciences and lapidary arts rui s Almost SKI women called in to the American Cancer Societys Texas Breast Screening Project in New Braunfels last Officials said moif than women took the tune to participate in this crucial health screening effort across South I All we can say is please sup port uui local ACS program Its im necessary for our quality of and s the sort of preventive nutlu UKthat cuts health care costs nni snsuaii of after its too Area Council of Govern meats A ill sponsor a workshop on Disease and related ttiMiitlii from a a m to 1 so II in Friendship ill of Klin HOURin New H IVvjMvs to tx covered in lititr or care pro inpait of mental il nkc s on care ulti and an overview of ap pmpi itimedications m use The iMHkshop i ileMgned to assist u patients as as ainont interested in tn provide respite care I iiirr nu charge lor the but the number of folks M i win lit into the space available nan sc limited For reserva inmc call Ktank ag IIIK MM I toordinalor for V I in Litest Dingle block of peach ii I can viewed by M i iiiun two to three miles s on CieUerman toad Yiuntv So what MIINSOIUS m the area of KriHienrksburg are really not to mention ujiifni MOM nf the orchards on 1 south fixim Frederlcksburg an iitim fu f to six miles of town hollow lM ittfi lave Creek Uoad ni lout m fur inilts east of ttfdruksburg Uig time orchards i Hung tutu full bloom within the 4K to houis Peachy just I Partly cloudy skies this aftei noon and a high near 70 will lead us into a fair evening with northerly winds soon changing to southeasterly winds between 5 and 10 mph and ii low in the 50s Clouds will start of the day Satur day but will make way for part cloudy skies in the afternoon and a high in the mid 70s Southeasterly winds will reach 10 mph The Menu SPORTS 50 Zeituno TWO 22 Pages nday March 25 cents Fair association comes to the rescue Senior meals program working out of temporary but some participants find the trip across town difficult as program sponsors debate their By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer While local senior citizens are settl ing in to a new nutrition site at the Comal County Fair the director of the Community Council of South Central Texas is looking for yet another home for the meals pro Were still looking for a perma nent We didnt enter into a for mal lease with the Comal County Fair said Louis CCSCT The monthbymonth lease is a gentlemans agreement with the fair association and was formalized with a Ramirez said caller today Meals program officials are not allowed to leave anything in the arts and crafts building after 2 on weekdays and they must serve food out of insulated containers because they are not allowed to move in a steam Ramirez said he expects the meals program to remain at the fair grounds for about five or six months depending on negotiations for other The New Braunfels recreation center would make a nice site for the he Ramirez added he has not discussed this alternative with the but he plans to do Ramirez said disputes are over with the New Braunfels Housing Authority concerning the lease for the former meals site at Laurel Plaza Apartments More than JO senior N B sales tax income below requirements citizens sat down to a hot meal in their new nutrition site at the Comal County Fair Grounds every day this A disagreement over restrictions included in new lease for the site forced local CCSCT officials to scramble for a new Since that representatives of both the housing authority and the communi ty council have blamed each other for One thing Ramirez and Nadine housing authority agree on is the Laurel Plaza site was crowded and the program needed a place to The new site at the fair grounds has 400 square more than twice the size of the community room at Laurel Plaza where more than 60 senior citizens gathered to Most of the senior citizens coming to the new site say they like are turning out in smaller numbers than Ramirez said the first day the new site 60 percent of the residents who had been eating at Laurel Plaza showed up at the fair Several elderly Laurel Plaza residents are unable to make the trip across town to the Ida meals program said said the number of home delivered meals has increased because some Laurel Plaza residents cant make the The elderly citizens themselves dont seem to mind a new Some say they dont like going across while others say the new site Is more convenient to their It makes no difference to me where I but its kind of hard on some of the old widow women who lived over at Laurel Plaza and just had to go downstairs to eat said Paul who eats at the site Santas Garcia and Mahuela two sisters who live at Laurel said the new site is harder for them to get Each they board a van for the trip to the The nutrition site Thursday served more than 40 elderly They said the meal was but one thing that is even nicer is knowing they have a place to go to get a full meal at See Page2A By DAVID MAY Staff Writer Returns of the citys share of the 1 cent local sales tax continue to decrease with no indication of recovery or immediate help in sight New Braunfels March which reflects January was down some while year todate returns have dropped 3 09 percent City Finance Director Jim Jeffers said the continued decline in sales tax which accounts for percent of the citys operating will likely force either an increase in property tax hikes in other fees for services or a reduc lion in senices Property taxes ac count for 20 percent of the citys operating funds 11 s an item o but it s not going to kill us Returns are 2 percent below our adjusted level and we are spending at that Jeffers said Friday morning New Braunfels March check totaled while 1987 payments total 2U Jeffers said that though a bill cur rently before the states legislators could expand the sales tax it probably would not become effective for another two years There is no immediate relief in sight The com me years budget should not be pro jected any higher than what we have he Department heads requested earlier this month some million over the current fiscal years amend ed budget amount of 17 million Most of the requested increases were for additional police and fire depart ment personnel Thats my concern that continue to slide Businesses have people are without jobs and they are not spending money That is quite said Jeffers Thus far in 1987 Comal County has received a total of in cluding Garden Ridges total of Garden Ridge did not receive a March check According to State Comptroller Bob returns to the cities that employ the lcent sales tax are down 6 percent compared to the same period last year Returns to Guadalupe County re main on line with last years with a total returned through a decrease of 0 05 percent Schertz monthly check for 91 brings that citys yearly total to an increase of lu 32 per cent Segums check for for a yeartodate total of is a decrease of 1 19 percent Cibolos returns thus far in 1987 are down more than 46 percent Page2A Appraisal chief promises an open door9 ByJIMWEBRE Staff Writer Comal County Central Ap praisal Districts chief appraiser Thursday told some 100 members and guests of Comal United tax payers that the CAD will strive to appraise property at real market Richard hired two months ago as the appraisal districts administrative promised an open door policy and received m turn a few com pliments from members of the au dience as well as a few pointed Asked for a statement about the possibility of seeking greater of fice space for the Rhodes I guess uell have to wait until I decide what we need We will have a board meeting soon and after that well start the whole issue of office space again The comment came after Precinct l County Commissioner Neil Craigmile announced that the state attorney general had sent a letter to Count Attorney Rill Rentier stating the office Would not render an opinion on whether Richard Rhoads After Knight an appraisal district in Texas can finance and own real property Craigmile quoted the letter as saying the attorney generals of fice indicated a bill has passed the state senate and is pending before the Texas House of Represen tatives if would make moot the issue by allowing such district ownership legal by state CUT members challenged the districts right to own property when the CAP board last year See Page2A Ups and downs Life has its ups and especially at a park Although the weather has been slightly some kids at tanda Park yesterday decided to try their weight at see At left in the left photo are Michael Shanna Rosser and Brenda Michael and Shanna switched places in the se cond photo At are Dawn Crystal Neuse and Chuck Temperatures are expected to hoover in the 70s throughout the weekend with partly cloudy skies Photo by Leslie Knewaldt Ambulance service funding debated Correspondent Both the City of Seguin and the GuadsJupe County Commissioners Court are in a funding dispute over money for emergency medical services County officials say they cant afford to pay their share and that City of Seguin represents half the countys population and therefore should pay more than the county Guadslujpe County CoromussioAgrs Goujrt has tnadje some two mod a half times the amount ever received from Une coun ty before to operate the Schertz area facility for Guadalupe County emergency senice operating in the west end of theconpty According to SAFKS director Tom the contract service covers some including those in Cibolo and part of Tne combined population of Sihertz and QbjjJLo comes to about leaving per sons in those unincorporated area and the part OJE Selnia covered by SAFES City of Marion is considered covered in the EMS area and is not routinely covered by SAFES Approximately percent of the EMS calls in 1S86 were in the which takes in a percent figure in the county population The question facing Guadalupe County Com missioners as well as the City of is whether funduig can be secured to keep an EMS service officials said County Judge James Sagebiel expressed con cern What the taxpayers are expressing to us is they want good but they can t afford luxury service and they consider EMS a luxury Sagebiel said They want a service that will save lives and thev feel confident with SAFES The residents of the west end of the county who depend on say the service doesnt extend further east than the western boundary of Marion except ui rare instances According to SAFES has served those people well over the years and anyone having lived the area or that time likely would con sider themselves in funding competition with the other side of the count y a predicament say caused by the commisKmers court in largepart The two groups are still in negotiation through a committee made up of represen tatives of both sides So both sides say they believe there are goodfaith negotiations Emergency medical services remain m the middle
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