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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 19, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                410 M053 EMPIRE MICROFILM CO PO BOX 816423 TX 75381 262 Ifandie Page 10 Page 4 New Braunfels Zcitun New Texas 54 Ohe Pages Thursday March 25 cents Stammtisch Anyone care to guess what the voter turnout will be for the propos ed county sales tax Some 13 absentee ballots had been cast as of 9 this morning in the clerks office for the county referendum to establish a county sales tax of onehalf If ap proved the tax will be used to reduce the countys property lax No absentee ballots had been cast concerning creation of a fire district in the Spring Branch ac cording to the clerks Only those registered voters in the response area of the Spring Branch Volunteer Fire Department are voting on Ihe fire district Absentee voting started Monday and will continue through March The absentee located in the clerks office at the county cour arc open Monday through Friday from 8 to 5 The official Sesquicentennial Time Capsule for New Braunfels and Comal County will be sealed and buried on Founders March beneath Founders Oak in Landa Park Festivities begin at with coffee and munchies available in Pavillion 6 nearest the tree A lot of hard work and thought has gone in to this event chaired by Fred Willard The capsule is to be opened in the year which means most of us spring chickens will be senior citizens or not around But the oak may be Canyon Lake Writers Guild member Sharon Eppard has begun i business For a mere Sharons customers can have their thoughts transformed into personalized poetry poems for all occasions all written for that special person Sharoms looking or folks who have poetry in their hearts but just cant gel their fingers to produce it like they think it is kind of neat Ms by the composes music as well and is working on her autobiography and verse lor the recently formed Canyon Lake Writers Guild Greeting Card Com pans We think they ought to do well this Christmas Anyone wanting to contact Sharon fan do so by calling Bay 24 or write her as best you can at Kural Koute y Box Canyon Lake Texas If the voter turnout for the April municipal election isnt represen tatrive of the registered voter ranks don t blame the candidates New Braunlels Board of realtors will hold Us regular luncheon Mon March il beginning at 11 M a in in Knights ol Colombus Mall Questions and answers of time aUowmg Realtors should call Jane by i p m Friday tomorrow i so Clear Springs Catering will know how many mouths to feed Manning and land use issues might be ood for thought here cause few have more of a vested interest in com munil growth and planning than those oiks who sell the real estate Mostly cloijdyTJfCies will give way for sunshine and a high in the low Bus today Southeast winds will fiach 15 mph tomght s skies be mostly cloudy and willlel the lemps drop only to near fcu Partly sunny skies will finish off the week with a high in the njid The weekend ojecast is with sneaking Jpefc in on Monday Enjoy the fbeginmng of Spring Photo by Deryl Clark Apartment fire damage slight A fire that began as the result of an electric iron left on and placed on a bed resulted in damage to a second floor apart menl unit adjacent to the Iekmg I s Hwy ai K The unit sustained minimal smoke and water damage Two at least one ol which is employed by the restaurant escaped any injury Two beds were totally destroyed When firelighters ar rived the two who reported ly do not speak were trying to toss the burning mat tresses out the second floor win dow which was threatening to catch the entire structure on according to New Braunlels Fire Inspector Wesley Meyer Meyer was unable to give any dollar amount o damage to the apart men which owned by the restaurants operators The establishment remains open or business and wan not in volved in the mishap Time runs out for GBR A hydro startup extension is sought for construction By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Time has run out for the GuadalupeBlanco River Authority to build a hydroelectric generating plant at the base of Canyon Dam under the terms of a twoyearold Texas Water Commission permit To remedy the the river authority has applied for an exten sion of the permit The existing per issued Jan required construction to begin within two years and required the project be complete within five years o the per mits issuance GBRA is requesting the water com mission extend the construction com mencement deadline until The river authority has not re quested a change in the completion Theres enough time to complete We would still like to start this said David GBRA planning To settle the water com mission authorities have ordered a public hearing in Austin April The Canyon Lake Area Citizens Associa tion objects to the fact the hearing is being held in Austin and not in Comal County where the proposed hydroelectric plant may be built We have instructed our attorney to file to conduct the public hearing in Comal County because it is the af fected area and the safety of the dam is a spokesman for the citizens association said Wednes Our position is we do not believe it proper that the hearing be held at the Texas Water Commission in The Texas Water Commis sion held a public hearing in Comal County before the original permit was issued and we believe this hear ing should be held here so as not to impede or deny any citizen the right to the spokesman See Page 2 Garcia and hungry when captured Ely DAVID MAY Staff Writer The convicted armed robber who escaped from Kendall County jail late Tuesday was recaptured by sheriffs authorities around midnight this morning less than two miles from the jail Domingo Cruz who had escaped the jail after cutting through a fence with a pair of wire cutters loaned him by Kendall County Sheriff Lee was found hiding in the brush along Interstate 10 near Johns Koad one mile southwest of Boerne He never did get too DSpain said today He was ready to give He said he was tired and hungry According to the Garcia was nearly run over by a motorist on the interstate while running across the The thinking he was a hitchhiker at recognized the man through descriptions releas ed in the media as being the The motorist reportedly phoned See Page NBTA always looking fora place to play better games By TIM WAITS Staff Writer Facilities are a constant problem but members of the New Braunfels Tennis Association manage to carve out a time and place to take part in their sport For about 15 the NBTA has steadily grown into a solid orgamza lion for all ages NBTA has three purposes which it lives by l to promote tennis as a lifetime sport in New Braunfels 2 to direct fun junior development and two yearly major tennis tour and 31 to be actively in volved in the addition and improve ment of local tennis facilities The first two pose little but the third has been a hardship to the association and tennis as a whole in New Braunfels Tennis in general in this com munity is healthy and said Bob president of the NBTA It does have one major problem and that is lack of tennis facilities If you and 1 decided we want to go hit the ball a few minutes in the you tell me where we are going to go he Choices are slim in New Braunfels Young said if a player does not belong to the Newks Ten nis own property at T Bar or live in one of the private sub divisions wiui courts such as Sum merwood and Oak virtually the only option left is using the four courts at Landa Park In my opinion tthe Landa courts i dont qualify as a good park ing Young said See Page 10 Candidates address variety of issues i By OAVIDMAY Staff Writer Nine vying lor three at large seals on New Braunfels City Council to be among other things in municipal elec tions April 4 tackled some of the current before some loo interested persons at Holy Family Church Wednesday night m the only candidate orum scheduled before election day Questions posed by both media represen tatives and ciluens to council hopefuls dealt with such current issues as water manage men administrative policy taxes and essential services The orum attended by about 100 people was sponsored by Mayor 1ro Tem Ramon Chapa s District one Task Force and TheHeraldZeitung The candidates were given an opportunity at the forujms outset to introduce themselves and ofler a bnet explanation why they seek a coun cil seat The was moderated by Davila chairman of the task force The at large candidates as they appear on the ballot are Dennis Bob Pacharzma incumbent James Dennis Kaderli Bill Arnold Doug Miller George Bigley Guadalupe Castillo and Gary Henry Condensed answers to one ol the questions went as follows Do you las or the present form of city ad ministration and do you eel the city is being administrated properly al present1 Hachamna 1 agree with the philosophy ol the city charter with the city manager form ol government 1 disagree that is the way the city is being run in the last few years There seems to be a little more council input on staff at city hall than I would personally like to see We are paying a city manager who is trained to run the city I am not trained to run the city but I can tell you il hes doing a good job or not I think its time city council cut city manager some iei him earn his wages and then let s ev aluale his periormance and the people under him Goodbread I uvor the city manager form ot government 1 like it It s always easy to say the economy oil its the city managers laull or somebody else s fault but most of the time H s multiple and weve got multiple problems Kaderli 1 the city manager iorm ol government A lounci which a policy making board has to have lot ol trust and confidence in tincity manage Arnold I jls agree with the cil manager Iorm ol government I realue then are some faults with it and sometimes it within city council and sometimes in administration We iUSJNiSI SCRAP BOOK 8 I 7 U work out our problems m our present form of government Miller 1 dont think youre going to find the perfect system out there 1 think the one we have m place is a good system Council has to rely heavily on input from the city manager I think we need a little more ol a city manager who is not afraid to step on city councils toes sometimes because there are some lough deci sions that need to be made Bigley I am for the present form of govern ment The only thing 1 have against it here in New Brauniels is that they have these secret executive meetings and I think the public should know everything that is going on Castillo 1 am also in lavor ol the present form 1 think it is running good but 1 think there needs to be more communication bet See Page2 Arnold   

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