New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, March 20, 1987, Page 2

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung March 20, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 20, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas HwKW^runj, New Braunfels, Texas Friday, March 20,1987 CAD. Sippies Lanita Ross, Mel Shane and Gertrude Minor show off their Sippie gear which is for sale at the New Braunfels Senior Citizen Center. 142 Comal. Money raised through the sale of Sippie items will benefit the center's general operating fund. Sippies trying to improve image May is national Senior Citizens Month and toward that end. representatives of the nation’s senior citizen centers want the public to be aware of the impact senior citizens have on the community and the local economy. There are two million people over the age of 60 in Texas today They make up 14 percent of the population. by far the largest percentage of any group, and their numbers grow daily Likewise, as a group, they are healthier, more alert and more active than their predecessors and many of their children; only one in 20 is senile or resides in a nursing home The other 95 percent are either working (evidence the Texas gover nor and the United States president'. doing volunteer work. vacationing in Las Vegas or Hawaii, wandering around the country in a recreational vehicle or just plain being retired and playing golf. They are not old people, just people who have lived longer and who are still living active, productive and en joyable lives As a whole, they also have more disposable income than any other group, including the so called yuppies This was not alw ays so. records indicate As recently as 20 years ago. senior citizens were largely poor and in bad health To assist these senior citizens, the federal government established in the 60s a network of Senior Citizen Centers nationw ide Through the years, these centers have acted as magnets, attracting all types of activities, manx probably never envisioned by the original founders Today, the Senior Citizen Centers have activities daily, from aerobics classes to ceramic classes and dancing, and financial seminars during the days and many other ac ti vibes To make the Senior Citizen Centers even more attractive and appealing. to make the general public more aware of the large number of active senior citizens over the age of Ho and to raise funds not to mention the fact that even the senior citizens are not particularly enamored of the term SENIOR CITIZEN a new logo has been developed There are hippies, yippies, and yuppies Now, there are Sippies Senior Independent Persons A new logo with the word Sippie in bold letters has been copyrighted and is tx* mg placed on many different items Weather Water Watch Comal River......................... 424 cfs (up 12) Canyon Lake inflow....................... 1.387 cfs Canyon Lake outflow...................... 1.070 cfs Canyon Lake level...........................911.35 Edwards Aquifer.....................627.96 (up .01) Texas Weather    A    low pressure system centered Skies were clear over the western over Colorado affected the state > and central sections of Texas today weather the National Weather s**r while partly cloudy skies prevailed vice said Wind circulation around elsewhere    this    low pressure center caused south Police Report — What began as a possible hostage situation turned into family violence resulting in the arrest Thursday evening of a San Antonio man Norman Matthew Steiner. 2k. was charged with assault and resisting arrest A Vietnam veteran Steiner reportedly lives on the streets of San Antonio The incident occurred at a residence near the dead end of East Garza Street According to a police spokesman. Steiner, hand cuffed and in a patrol car. attempted to kick out a window of the vehicle — Burglars broke the glass door of a convenience store in the I20u block of FM :U)6 early this morning and made off with $:ioo worth of cigarettes — A grocery store in the loo block of Interstate 15 West reported Thurs day the passing March 2 of a forged check in the amount of $150 — A 21-year-old female who resides in the SOO block of Northview Street reported to police Thursday receiv mg several harassing phone calls over the past month and a-half — An undetermined amount of damage was done to a camper trailer during the past week in the 200 block of Rio Street The incident was reported Thursday by the trailer owner who resides in San Antonio — Seven bottles of champagne were reported stolen in a burglary Thursday evening of a church in the 300 block of North Casten Street — A barbeque pit, butane tank and connection were reportedly stolen from the patio area of a residence Tuesday evening located in the 700 block of California Street The items were valued at $295 — A business located in the 1500 available only through the senior citizen centers "We want the general populace to know that these senior citizens are not old people, they re Sippies We likew ise want the term Sippie to pro ject a positive image and replace the term senior citizen.” sa> Center representatives The logo reportedly is being well received and the goal is to have every Sippie obtain at least one item t>ear mg the logo to show the world they are a Sippie The New Braunfels Senior Citizen Center at 142 Comal now has the new Sippie items available All fund rais ed by the sale of these items will go toward making the center a nicer and tatter place to visit, according to Lanita Ross of the local center The New Braunfels center provides daily activdies and has approximate Iv 150 people w ho visit daily On March 27. Ross and two other Sippies will travel to Austin to pre sent Gov Bill Clements with his own Sippie gimme cap Caps are $6. visors are $♦> 50 sweat shirts are $19 95 and buttons and bumper stickers are $2 The New Braunfels center is open from a to 5 dads winds to flow across Texas VS md speeds were in the > to 15 mph range statew ole Early morning temperatures were mostly in the 4os and «os with mi degree readings m South Texas Overnight temperatures ranged from to degrees at Marfa to HH degrees at Brownsville and Corpus ( ’brist i Forecast SOUTH TUX AS Earth cloudy through saturday with warm after noons Patchy early morning fog near the coast Births block of Wald Road reported Wednesday the passing of a forged check in the amount of $50 A man with a Route 2 address reported Wednesday receiving a tor roristic threat in the form of a note Two tires were damaged in a report of criminal mischief that ne curred Wednesday evening in the Zoo block Of Rosedale Amount of damage was not stated in the police report Eileen Koch Moeller, 29. of >♦>*, Willow was arrested Wednesday afternoon at a department store in the I BX) block of Interstate 15 W est after allegedly attempting to leave the store wearing a pair of $1 85 flip flop sandals that had not been paid for A 27 year-old female reportedly received treatment at McKenna Memorial Hospital for injuries she sustained during an attack Wednes day evening at a residence in the mo block of Market Street No arrests were reported Police arrested Antonio Arte. 25, of Seguin, on charges of burglary following an incident Wednesday evening at a residence rn the bion block of West Cross A $125 radio w as recovered at the scene while a $:t99 VCR unit and a video tape were reportedly still missing Anyone with information pertain mg to the commission of a felony crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 620 TIPS and speak to the officer on duty Callers will not be asked to give their names Crime Stoppers pays rewards of up to $1,000 for in formation that leads to the arrest and grand jury- indictment of persons committing felony crimes Continued from Page IA the board, while a third submitted by New Braunfels In dependent School District came in too late for legal consideration at the time. In his first board meeting since being hired in January. Rhodes told board members S D David, Bate Bond. George Erben and Ray Soechting that he expects an abundance of appeals to valuations this year and next as the district attempts to bring property values up to practical fair market levels Therefore. Rhodes said, he wants more money put into the Appraisal Review Board account "to defend those values ” Rather than credit the taxing entities off their pro rata contributions to the appraisal district. Rhodes said he would "rather just send them a check” out of the district’s contingency account, which is larger under amendments to the 1987 budget through transfer of funds from several accounts The amended 1987 budget totaling $634.8oo remains the same, but Rhodes has lowered the salary account by some $14,000 and the rent account by $19,000. He has put some $6,450 into the administrative and district moving funds, action that indicates the district likely is considering changing locations before the end of the year After a short executive session during Thursday's meeting concerning personnel and potential lease of pro perty, board Chairman David said no action had been decided during the closed consultations Rhodes, however, commented during open meeting discussion that present facilities needed repair and painting and were too small to accomodate the district s needs Since taking the as chief appraiser. Rhodes has said that if the district relocates at all. he would want to stay wherever the offices wind up for at least the next five years or longer Also during the meeting. Rhodes received support from the board for eliminating, over a period of two to three years, the expense of contract appraisals for industrial properties which has cost u.^ district some $31,500 in 1986-87. Proposed for 1988 is a $10,000 allocation tor such contract services which Rhodes said he wants to bring "almost completely in-house over the next year or two " He said professional development of appraisal skills he considers a high priority will mean the district will do more on its ow n Specific appraisal functions Rhodes said he will stress in 1988 will include "a re look at what we euphemistically call the Interstate 35 corridor.’ as well as attention to what he considers over valued as well as under-valued subdivisions and open space properties Rhodes said he will work toward annual exemption applications to assure fair and correct exemption allowances If they qualify, fine We'll grant the exemption But if they don t, they shouldn’t get it I ll be personally very active in that ” Rhodes responded to a question by board member Bate Bond. Rhodes said money currently listed under a variety of caregories has been moved into the contingency fund "because that’s w here it belongs other priorities tor the district include updated mapping procedures and materials use of the IBM computer sy stem and mass appraisal administration Rhodes said also he hopes to get Comal County and area Realtors on line w ith the computer sy stem in terms of access and use for updating data The budget workshop is scheduled for 7:30 p rn April I in the CAD offices at *.44 North lwx>p 337 in the rear of the building AlienMcKenna Memorial Hospital Mr and Mrs Thomas Villarreal Route 8 Box 118 t. pound lo ounce girl March 19Out of town Glenn and Stephanie Mueller of Cibolo. 8 pound. 9 ounce girl Feb 14 (irandparents are Mr and Mrs Jerome Mueller of Schertz and Mr and Mrs Harold G Haecker of Cibolo (ireal grandparents are Mr and Mrs John Mueller of Schertz. Mrs Helena Schulz of Marion and Mrs Christine Strackboin of Seguin (treat great grandfather is Edward Rauch A New “Can Do” Spirit For New Braunfels Continued (rom Page IA scene for investigation which hampered the state’s case against Valenzuela Schroeder had also previously cited such failure by sheriff's investigators According to both prosecutors in vest I gators left the scene the night Tanya Otterpohl was stabbed 13 times at her mobile home loc ated in a trailer park between Nattier and Startzville When they returned tin-next morning to continue investiga tion. the scene had reportedly been cleaned Valenzuela was picked up that night by sheriff s investigator Ut Rudy Rubio who was on his way to the murder scene Rubio testified during previous hearings that he observed Valenzuela running along .■ road toward Startzville about halt a mile from the murder site According to Cedillo tin* suspect was picked up within an hour of the murder and there were no signs ot blood on his clothing \lso A alen zuela reportedly has stuck ti his story that he was not running alem the road but was perhaps walking fast or jogging because he was try mg to get home He was attempting to hitch .I ride when spotted by Rubio, according to the attorney The ma dont in curred lief ween I and 2 a rn Rubio said later that investigators had bom unable to establish a motive in the s!a\ mg Hydro. Continued (rom Paqe 1A namely to store flood waters to in i>. ed during drought Sjxrht said Thursday a bile brev peels KERG to change th* require men! somewhat GBR A could work w ithin the guidelines if ne* essary lf you leave tho permit ast i was it would necessarily provide more electricity which is a benet it to the project obviously, h« said ad ding the problem with the I T Hi p« -mil is in the referrer* to drought contingency action The generating plant will not operate wit! .i flow ' I es than **' cubic feet fn-r second Tho permit allows flows from the :.iiii to ti less than 9o cts if required by a drought contingency program Th* way we would work that is when inflows reach *>• cfs .md going Jo •< n an*I w hen the ak*- lev el t ea* bes *>»'.* feet .dine sea level and going :>»wn we would simply declare a trough! emergency VSe could make it work in that v em he said Energy commissioners are ox I * It**l til r» * (insider * < BR A s request tot no minimum **ut*low at their April meeting '■qx** bt said Public Records Marnaqes Rudy Morales and Ruth M Key c a Tracy Trinidad and Kry stal J i ole Jesus A Llomar and Mary Jan* (antu Johns Almon and Terry K Almon Convictions County Court at Law Judge Ron Prichard Eddy Francisco Serna 12 (’hapullepe< San Marcos I >\\ I $2-fine 72 flours shock jail *>o d.ivs pro bated for two years Alex Herrera 231 lorrev DANI license suspended one year three days jail lion fine Kenny Villarreal IK1*. Michigan DAA I $ooo(ine lodavsjali Genov ova Lianas 147 Sehaw welfare fraud $.•*■•* restitu' vear jail on** yea? prof it mn Irene H Torres 2^- Rh I >\\ I $4<"i fine * hi - mol AA I $foc shot k jail -slot* Haddon *> 2> s I u en se suspended one Mi dav s jail WAL-MART Correction Referring to the Carity Training Pants that ran in our ad Wed. March 18 in the Herald Zeitung The ad should have read 4 for SS. Wa I mart is sorr / for any incon venience this may have caused their customers. Your dream home is as near as your phone.Example; • I! "• I? • hm:,*-Tit - IC WK a month. (low I).SBO *500•o% Cilium mg for first Ii years I -tor IO years rd composite annual percentage rate mer 12 year term. • 'I ill' liter ava. a! a !• . . • !.■ applk ants onlyGALL TOI J/FRET: 1(800) 327-GECC rn k.auank.! General Electric Credit COMPO**** ION Gary&&U21 CITY COUNCIL masciSTANDS FOR Quality Environment + Job Opportunities The Balance We Need ;

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: March 20, 1987

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