Wednesday, April 22, 1987

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 22, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Unicorns edge Page 9A Low calorie IB New Braunfels JJ New Texas Two 28 Pages 3Ml April t r 25 Gents 78 Stammtisch II Mission Valley Bible a nondenominational and rather small Is trying to To that end members will hold a garage sale beginning at 8 Saturday at 238 The church now meets at each Sunday at T Bar For more In call 6253776 or Says one member of We have tons of stuff ranging from lots of baby Pastor Scott Tjernagel and com pany are looking for a permanent home and buying something from their sale will help The New Braunfels Poetry Con test winners are Yknow there are a lot of strange people out there and you have to wonder whether some of these works poems are for There were airy poems about spring and others about defeat and Some of those were the best The results will be made public a bit later his we And well print em right here or somewhere In the These really arent your usual bunch of cutesy poems some are downright depressing if not But the 323 entries represent one heck of a response to this contest and some very fine pieces of work as April back In 1828 Is the date Webster published 77e American Dictionary of the English It was ostensibly a spelling one Lord we could all use at Just a smidgen of brushing mind In some of our with a wire labour became labor tn as it has come to be Larry onto the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce board of Elizabeth Seibert taken her kids to Peerless Pharmacy for and she remembers how the cigar smoke would almost over whelm her Shes hoping there wont any smoking In the new ice cream parlor opening tn the pharmacys I just noticed that this might be a place for the old gentlemen to stop and chat But do they have to Seibert Is adamantly against smoking since it irritates her sinuses and she has bronchial asthma as a direct result of cigarette And the women who wear these strong per fumes and they absolutely smell tike they have poured a whole bottle of This Is Just as dangerous as cigarette smoke When 1 go to church I have to stay in the choir room or Just not go at its gotten so bad Krazier Elementary School kiddos will present the musical Steam boatin April w in the school cafeteria Steamboalin1 gets roll Ing at 7 so p m and teacher Bill Perryman promises a spiffy production A reminder Iris Around the World sponsored by New Braunfels Iris Society will be 12 30 to 5 p m April 25 at St Johns Episcopal Church Beautiful irises areSo Check this show out Bladed big foot wish it would go ahead and Theres a 20 percent chance of precipitation today with a high in the 70s After and during an overnight tow in the chance of maybe even thujndershowers jumps to 59 percent as nor IlierJy to northeasterly winols it abpyji 10 mph Thjujrsdsy should be more or less the same Hi 110 INSISMT 5A NBISD trustees approve office lease with CAD A bulldozer cuts through the former ad ministrative offices of the New Braunfels Fire Department this morning in preparation of con struction of the new central fire sta JDK of San receiv ed City Council approval April 13 to begin work on the new structure after bids were let by the city a second Firefighters had planted a vegetable garden next to the project site that had to be Farmers Coop grain elevator stands in the Photo by Leslie By SARAH DUKE Staff Writer Comal County Central Appraisal Districts chief appraiser said early today the CAD could be in a new home by September and that wouldnt be a minute too New Braunfels ISOs board of trustees approved a lease agreement Tuesday allowing the appraisal district to use the top floor of the NBISD Education The board also approved a bid of more than to renovate the dilapidated top Comal CADs board of directors last week authorized one of its own members as its chief administrative officer to negotiate a lease with NBISD and bring that proposed lease back to the During that CAD board Comal County representative Bate Bond It appears to me that negotiations have already Rhodes said then that he had spoken with NBISD of ficials since that entity submitted a late bid for the office space lease months and before the CAD board rejected two other I have been looking toward get ting office space ever since I arriv said Richard CADs chief He and CAD board member Ray Soechting negotiated with NBISD Superintendent Charles Bradberry during the past week for the terms of the lease Rhodes said today he was satisfied with those which include an nual payments to the school district of on a nonescalating schedule for six Bradberry said he thinks the ar rangement will benefit both allowing the school district to recover the cost of renovating the top floor of the historic building and giv ing the appraisal district a very low rental This would enable us to recover the cost of finishing out the You have already spent money on a major portion of this Six See Page2A Record activity seen chute rake in bucks over Easter holiday influx By DAVIDMAY Staff Writer New Braunfels Parks and Rccrea Uon Department did about worth of business over Easter weekend as thousands filled the pools and the Tube Chute More the weekend went of I without any major problems or in cldents aside from two one in the Ciuadalupe Ktver and another in Canyon Lake The weekend revenues were the most generated by the parks ever on an Easter largely due to the city operating the Prince Solms Park river attraction where the city sold some passes at S3 each and rented over 200 tubes at each Revenues generated by the city does not reflect staff costs Ac cording to Parks Director David it costs the city about per day on the weekend to operate the Tube Chute and the city has figured it will cost about to operate the facility the first year The city recently took control of the attraction following the termination of its lease with former conses sionaire Richard Hampton Commissioners to meet Regular session of Comal County Commissioners will be held Thurs day morning at 10 am on the third floor of the courthouse annex Included on the agenda are the following Policy regarding use of county vehicles for transport of food com modules to be disbursed through other entities or organizations Contract with Emergency Corn munications Club Confirm saltof abandoned right ofway acres at FM 32 and Old Cranes Mill Correction plat of the vacate and replat of Inland lots 33 and t41 Pet l i Fee of fleers reports for March Approve claims 11 30 am Open bids for seal coat projects l and 2 and open bids or radar for constables and sheriffs department l 30 p m Workshop with ar chitect and execute contract with Vicon The Tube Chute is going to be a financial asset to the ci Its going to bring in more dollars than it will cost to David Whatley NB parks director The Tube Chute is going to be a financial asset to the SVhatley said Tuesday It is going to bring in more dollars than it will cost to operate It will be run on an enter prise he added The city ex pects to take in anywhere from to the figures are as conserative as Whatley thinks they the city could take more than that Whatley said operating the Tube Chute is more of a learning ex See PageZA Tube Wars Marion council opts for lawsuit over sewer By JOHN KASTNER Correspondent After meeting in executive ses sion for more than an hour Mon day night with City Attorney Robert Marion City Council members voted to file a counter suit against Holt and Son Construction to recover damages to the city and to deny the allega tions m the Holt and Son The construction company that performed the sewer work for the city filed suit Friday claiming the city still owes the company money Mayor Felix Arambula says the city is withholding pay ment because officials are not satisfied with the work that was done Also council voted on a lease agreement to present to the post office in Marion that would raise the present rent of the building to The proposal was one of four presented to the council by a special committee set up to review rental fees for the post According to a report by the The city commis sioned an appraisal of its property currently leased to the Post This appraisal recom mended a monthly income of per The report went on to The post office has indicated that they believe the property to be worth only per month due to the age of the its energy efficien cy and the appraisal used new buildings in determining the Also the post office has indicated See MAR Page 2A Guadalupe Countians with expensive homes get property tax break fUA Guadalupe County residents own ing homes valued at got a break on their taxes when county commissioners changed regulations to allow a 1percent homestead ex emplion for county taxpayers earlier this week Uuadalupe County Commissioners acted Monday to change the countys homestead exemption for ad valorem taxes to the percentage dis count County Judge James SageWel said the change is just a legal technicality and have no effect on most homeowners the county is still allowing a minimum exemption The stite office gave ouj tax assessorcollector the wrong ifl They told us we cowW ftart up the jujjge said After deciding to grant ths county officials were informed they were apt in ac with laws i State officials i said that under the state property tax you just cant do that I wish they would have told us that the first three times we called he Betty Uuadalupe County tax said all county homeowners will still have a exemption Because of the lpercent persons owning homes valued at more than will have a homeowners exemption greater than Boyd saidShe added that she does dot know of anyone owning such expensive homes in Guadalupe County Were still going to be giving a H Wlil just 5e arriv ed Royd said The assessor was mabte to Jetermloe the worth of ike e becajise the cfispty tax rate tor has not been set Tube Chyte concessionaire Richard Hampton continues to operate his oft of his private pro perty next to the cityowned attraction and is giving the city a run for its money by under charging tor admission onto his property and for tube of which city official cam petition good and feel there is pJenty of business to go 4 bright yellow sign at on the right side Pf HimpJons questiofiible it identifies Hamptons property as being Prince Soims Park and states are designated by City neither of which is Despite some vandalism that curred around the city property Friday the city enjoyed most yyeefcend it the Pooto by