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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 15, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas I Facility will start ByJIMWEBRE and DANA OVERSTREET Stall Writers Executives of WalMart Stores have officially announced the selection of New Braunfels for a regional distribution the proposed complex wilt house a squarefool distribution facility and a squarefoot truck maintenance Im ready to dance on the This Is one of the greatest things to happen to this community itt a John past president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce and current chair man of New Braunfels Industrial Founda Barn fire will inject million economy Chamber Executive Vide President PUrdum thanked dpzeosn of who assisted Iri the recrUitniertt and planning for the He offered state industrial development office figures showirtg the federal tax revenue from the jobscreated directly and indirectly by the cenlef will be more than While meaning some million annually will be Injected into the New braunfels and surrounding Purdum artd City manager Joe Michie con firmed that the city and governingentities involved have pfomlsedf tax abatement for IS years to the and a schedule for annexation of the 125acre site is yet to be worked Purdum said the confirmation by Wal Mart that they are going to build the center here will mean discretionary governors of flee funds ofup will be awarded the city for irif rastfuctlif e and Utility The distribution center will eventually serve the basic and seasonal needs of customers shopping In the tfo stores In the midand souttvTexas A truck fleet of 110 tractors and more than 400 trailers will support the distribution center when fully the center will employ 300 area residents artd will increase to more than 650 as the center This will increase WalMarts total employment to more than associates in The distribution center complex will be located on a 125acfe tract east 6f interstate 35 and north of FM Ground breaking is scheduled for this with an opening in the summer1 of WalMarts Bill senior vice presldenHJistribution said the companys commitment to New Braunfels was one Of continued partnership and growth with He also said the selection of New Braunfels was based on factors such as the central location in relation to new and existing access to interstate highway net the excellent labor living conditions in New and the quality of area Fields also noted that several communities iri Texas made fine presentations making final decision a difficult our foremost objective to dff even more vital and integral the Brauflfels community and the state of f WalMart will strive to continue to be partner with the people of Comal f contribute value to the community and to the lives of our Fields WalMart operates 12 other distribution centers across its trade centers in Palestine and There are currently 186 WalMart stores in including art store in New Braunfels which opened in January t A See Page 2A Wednesday April 73 Two 28 Pages 25 Cents Unofficial panel eyes sign control New Braunfels firefighters soak down the smouldering re mains of the Frank Rahe barn oft Freiheit Road at FM 1101 about whose husband is reported the fire that kilted a newborn Jhe Olher livestock fleeing from flames included A member of the Rahefamily reportedly kept the breeding stock in the barn that was all but Photo by Leslie Kriewaldt By DAVIDMAY Staff Writer An ad hoc committee working to devise an or dinance regulating offpremise signs was brought to light Monday as New Braunfels City Council ex tended a moratorium on issuance of sign permits for another six The noncouncil sanctioned headed by Pete owner of Oasis Outdoor Adver has been meeting since councils rejection March 9 of the staffwritten and second document devised to regulate onand offpremise and por table signs Lingamfelter also served for 18 mon ths on councils original sign and billboard ad visory committee Mayor George Erben stressed the ad hoc com mittees work is targeted solely at offpremise Lingamfelter addressed council Mon day and said the group would be willing to open its meetings to the and may be meeting at the The present moratorium was originally imposed in October of 1985 and has been extended several times The latestextension was granted when council rejected the advisory committees proposed ordinance The moratorium was to ex pire today Council extended the billboard permit issuance ban through 15 They may be but theyre on pur pose at Seele We are all interested in the cleaning up of some I think you will be delightfully surprised at the progressive suggestions of the group and our Pete Lingamfelter Lingamfelter said he believes the committee could have a document prepared within 90 Councilman atlarge Doug who proposed the sixmonth moratorium said af firmitive action regarding offpremise signs needs to be dealt with soon It will be open season on us and well be sitting Development of a sign and billboard ordinance has met with mucn The advisory committees ordinance was perceived throughout the business community as restrictive and anti Counciilat that time rejected the com mittees ordinance and a second advisory commit tee and handed the task to city It was then formerMayor Ed Sciantarelli chastised the various factions involved for the cat fight that erupted during council sessions and advisory He said he was disap pointed that the ordinance had pitted neighbor against neighbor and split the The second document was construed as a watereddown version of the first and considered a compromise by but supported by Coun cil voted the staffwritten ordinance down in its se cond reading March largely because of major concessions made to the section regarding por table Some citizens asked council to either enforce the ordinance currently on the books or put the matter before a public Lingamfelter said the present group is compos ed of both billboard erectors and those who lease billboard We are all interested in the cleaning up of some I think you will be delightfully surprised at the progressive sugges tions of the group and our he In other council unanimously approved Second reading of an ordinance amending the wrecker ordinance and setting forth a 30day late filing Second reading of an ordinance rezoning a portion of 490 81 to tcommercial Tabled for further consideration a proposed lease by San Antonio Kart Club to operate as Hill Country Kart Club to utilize 9 6 acres of city pro perty on FM near Dry Comal as a gokart By SARAH DUKE Stall writer A group of students al Seek Elementary School are cashing in on Easter instead of pocketing the they have made up iheir minds to help create a Comal Coun ty child abuse center Virginia EUenberger a fourth grade teacher at the said that what started off as an art pro ject has blossomed into an economics lesson and a lesson in helping others The students take a break from their studies two or three times a week to make boo boo which are really just little Easter decorations During lunch and after the students sell their crea tions to other and theyre selling like hot cakes The children the cost of supplies They estimated about 60 cents to make them and they made about ID cents Effcnberger said That was before word got out about the project and local folks donated wash rib bons and fake eyes to help the students The students set a goal of raising to give to the child abuse center We read about the child abuse center and we talked about child abuse Their ideas kind ol came together and they decided not to just but to raise some Effenberger said So the class has raised putting it close to the goal Were going to sell them for money and give it to the child abuse center to help them build the said one of Effenbergers students Traci Tuch is enthusiastic about the project and the Easter decora tions We sell them al lunch and in the morning when the kids are get ting off the bus We sold out and had a waiting she said Krista Hopkins and Ellen Engler work together as a team making the bunnies They and their classmates carefully roll up wash cloths and tie the ends making a little face and bunny We sold a lot of Hopkins said We have students who are willing to give up their recesses and sell them Effenberger said the project has become an allaround learning ex perience That was sort of an economics lesson They had to use math skills to calculate the cost and the profit and they had to use language skills to write thankyou notes to the people who donated she Clear skies and lots of sun shine with warmer days and mild nights are on tap weather wise for the nest several days and into the weekend with no precipitation Jn Highs today will be in Ibje mjdgiPs with northwester ly winds about 10 mph 84 112B SAA 44 IDA Tort reform vote delayed AUSTIN The Senate Economic Development Commit tee today postponed until Tuesday a vote on tort reform proposals after negotiators said they have been unable to reach agreement on the civil justice 1 think 1 will have something ready to vote out said Sen John author of an omnibus measure plus a number of single bills changing legal procedures in per sonal injury suits Montford said he and Kent who has op posed many of the tort reform negotiated for about 14 hours Tuesday but were unable to reach agreement have been attempting to arrive at a consensus on many points but Id like to just vote it up or or in or on Tues Montford told the commit lee Montford said he would ask Li Gov Bill Hobby to recognize him for a floor debate on the bills next Thursday The committee had expected to vote on a compromise bill last Monday but the vote was postpon ed until today when Monlford and Caperton said they needed more time for negotiations Caperton and Sen Grant have been the Senate leaders in trying to draft legislation that would set tle the controversy over rising liability insurance costs and the availability of that Similar efforts ire being made in the Some have blamed increased court judgments in personal in jury along with soaring at torney for the socalled Queen hopefuls New Braunfels Black Heritage Society is gearing up for its Juneteenth celebration with a queen contest and fundraising Queen candidates above are from left Roxanne sponsored by Maggie Adams Audrey sponsored by Millie Yvette Watson 20 sponsored by Charles and Stephanie Miliett 18 sponsored oy Den nis Not pictured is candidate Shern Ervm 18 spon sored by Faye Miliett and Pen at Seele Phpioby Deiyl Garbage pick up will be Friday Although Friday is 3 holiday for City of New Braunfels sanita tion workers vriU be picking up gar bage on their regular city There wjij bg regular garbage collection as part of the Easter gjack Heritage Society sponsors Templeton and Charles and Maggie iessie Watson and Maxine McBnde Queen candidates will be raising money for two scholarships tor plaek New and Canyon high The queen will pib nownped a Jyne This is the societys seegnid Jynt teenth celebration and the first time it will have a Pnotcs by Leslie
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